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5:20 Curragh (IRE) 15 Jul 2017

Friarstown Stud Sapphire Stakes (Group 2)

(3yo+) 5f Good To Firm
1st €70,800 2nd €22,800 3rd €10,800 4th €4,800 5th €2,400 6th €1,200


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (6)  
8 98 ht 110 100 116
ch g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Crystal Gaze (IRE) (Rainbow Quest)
Broke well to lead and went slightly right start, over 1 length clear at halfway, reduced advantage after halfway, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong until rallied closing stages to regain lead final stride (op 10/1 tchd 9/1)
2 (3) shd
4 95 116 96 113
b f Acclamation - Marlinka (Marju)
Settled behind leader and raced keenly early, joined for 2nd before halfway, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out and led narrowly inside final furlong, all out well inside final furlong where strongly pressed and headed final stride (op 8/15 tchd 4/9)
3 (2) [2½]
5 98 t 110 89 107
b g Dark Angel (IRE) - Moy Joy (IRE) (Orpen)
Hooded to load, held up in rear, some headway far side over 1f out, ridden in 3rd inside final furlong and no impression on leaders, kept on same pace closing stages to just hold 3rd (op 6/1)
4 (5) hd [2¾]
3 93 107 86 104
b c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Selinka (Selkirk)
Chased leaders, took closer order at halfway, ridden near side 1 1/2f out and no impression on leaders under pressure in 4th inside final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, just held for 3rd (op 7/1 tchd 8/1)
5 (1) [4½]
9 98 104 81 100
b g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Crystal Gaze (IRE) (Rainbow Quest)
Hooded to load, settled behind leaders, ridden 2f out and soon lost touch, one pace in 5th inside final furlong (op 25/1)
6 (4) [8]
3 90 t 95 62 82
b f Lawman (FR) - Applauded (IRE) (Royal Applause)
Chased leaders until disputed 2nd before halfway, ridden in 3rd after halfway and no extra 1 1/2f out, soon weakened to rear and eased well inside final furlong
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