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3:45 Curragh (IRE) 16 Jul 2017

Qatar Airways Minstrel Stakes (Group 2)

(3yo+) 7f 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 (8)  
3 91 tb 114 61 117
bb c War Front (USA) - Stone Hope (USA) (Grindstone)
Broke well to lead, narrow advantage at halfway, joined briefly after halfway, regained lead from 2f out where pushed along, driven clear 1f out and stayed on well, comfortably (op 5/2 tchd 2/1)
2 (1)
7 98 h 108 59 115
b g Dansili - Valencia (Kenmare)
Settled in mid-division, 5th halfway, still going well under 2f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong to snatch 2nd final stride, not trouble winner (op 16/1)
3 (3) shd [1¾]
4 98 58 115
ch c Stormy Atlantic (USA) - Bea Remembered (Doyen)
Chased leaders in 4th early, 6th halfway, took closer order behind leaders in 4th over 2f out, ridden into 2nd inside final furlong and no impression on winner closing stages, denied 2nd final stride (op 8/1)
4 (4) [3¼]
9 98 112 53 111
b g Byron - Boa Estrela (IRE) (Intikhab)
Tracked leader, close 2nd at halfway, disputed lead briefly after halfway, ridden in 2nd under 2f out and soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace in 4th well inside final furlong, just held 4th
5 (5) nse [3½]
6 98 tp 112 52 111
b h Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Descant (USA) (Nureyev)
Towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out and ran on well closing stages, just failed for 4th
6 (6) shd [3½]
5 98 114 51 110
ch h Dutch Art - Endless Love (IRE) (Dubai Destination)
Tracked leaders, close 3rd at halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression on winner entering final furlong, soon weakened (op 3/1 tchd 100/30)
7 (7) ½ [4]
3 91 p1 109 46 106
b c Arcano (IRE) - Start The Music (IRE) (King's Best)
Settled in mid-division early, 7th halfway, ridden disputing 6th over 1f out and soon no extra, one pace inside final furlong (op 5/1)
8 (9) 1 [5]
6 98 113 46 106
ch g Teofilo (IRE) - Raghida (IRE) (Nordico)
Waited with in rear, last at halfway, pushed along under 2f out and no impression entering final furlong, kept on one pace, never a factor
9 (2) [6¾]
3 91 106 38 104
b c Power - Hoh My Darling (Dansili)
Towards rear early until took closer order in 4th at halfway, ridden disputing 2nd far side inside final furlong and no extra behind leaders when squeezed for room inside final 100yds, hampered and eased right down closing stages
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