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3:15 Curragh (IRE) 4 May 2015

Canford Cliffs European Breeders Fund Athasi Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

(3yo+) 7f Heavy
1st €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (4)  
4 99 94 63 106
b f Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Woodland Chant (USA) (War Chant)
Held up towards rear, closer in 4th at halfway, not clear run behind horses from 2f out and dropped to rear briefly inside final furlong, soon quickened between horses into 2nd and ran on well to lead closing stages, going away at line (trainer said, regarding apparent improvement in form, that the filly may have been suited by the underfoot conditions and appeared to stay on well inside the final furlong under a very good ride)
2 (1) 2
3 92 117 56 101
b f Galileo (IRE) - Red Evie (IRE) (Intikhab)
Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, improved on outer to challenge 1 1/2f out, soon led until strongly pressed and headed under pressure closing stages, no chance with winner, kept on same pace (op 6/5)
3 (3) 3 [5]
4 99 103 48 92
b f Champs Elysees - Vas Y Carla (USA) (Gone West)
Waited with in rear, last halfway, ridden into 5th entering final furlong and kept on into never threatening 3rd inside final furlong (op 8/1)
4 (7) nk [5¼]
3 811 101 41 87
b f Sea The Stars (IRE) - Glinting Desert (IRE) (Desert Prince)
Tracked leaders until led after 1f, took keen hold and edged slightly right after 2f, close 2nd from over 3f out until ridden to regain advantage under 2f out, headed entering final furlong and one pace inside final furlong (op 7/1)
5 (6) ½ [5¾]
5 99 b1 101 45 90
b m Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) - Higher Love (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Dwelt slightly, tracked leaders until disputed after 1f, narrow advantage from over 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra under pressure entering final furlong, one pace after (jockey said mare became unbalanced about 100yds from the finish and was eased) (op 5/1)
6 (2) 3 [8¾]
3 811 30 78
b f Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Sharleez (IRE) (Marju)
Broke well to lead until soon joined and headed after 1f, slightly hampered after 2f, 3rd halfway, ridden under 2f out and improved to challenge under pressure over 1f out, soon no extra and weakened, eased inside final furlong (op 7/2)
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