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Yielding To Soft

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Committed Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £22190.27
  • 0m 5f 164y
  • 5 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Committed Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.70
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 132-

Last run: 238 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won first juvenile race of last season; not seen again until 20-1 shot in Ballyhane Stakes at Naas in August, and emerged with credit in taking third place, splitting the subsequent Lowther third and Listed winner Matilda Picotte and Breeders' Cup winner Victoria Road; rattled home to great effect when just denied in Group 3 Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh on final start; scratched from 7f Guineas Trial earlier this month because of heavy ground; doesn't have that much to find at these weights with the penalised colts.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

14

(13)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Ocean Quest

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

dwelt start, in rear

25/1

4th

6

(4)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Ocean Quest

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

held up in midfield, some headway up the centre under 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, soon no impression

13/8

1st

10

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:15 Naas

Ocean Quest

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

started quickly, led narrowly towards far side early, disputed lead before halfway, led again when pushed along under 2f out, clear when reminder 1f out, eased towards finish, comfortably

15/8

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11/4

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 11442- CD BF

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won the 2yo maiden on this card last year and made it 2-2 in a 7f Curragh Group 2 in August; his bubble was burst at 8-13 when only fourth of six in the National Stakes and soundly beaten in the Dewhurst; second under a 5lb penalty when dropped back to 6f at Doncaster on final start last term; overlooked by Moore.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(1)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:50 Sha Tin

Aesops Fables

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

3rd

4

(2)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Aesops Fables

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, outpaced inside final furlong, kept on, no match for first two

10/1

8th

5

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Aesops Fables

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced near side, towards rear but in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 32132-

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Brother to Battaash was busy and consistent juvenile; won first two starts and landed Group 3 Prix de Cabourg (6f, good to soft) at Deauville in August; finished up with fine efforts in Group 1 company, beaten 2l by now-retired stablemate Bluebeard in both the Prix Morny and Middle Park (slowly away in latter); Moore on board in preference to Aesop's Fables.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

13

(16)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

The Antarctic

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: A P O’Brien

Ran well in defeat in 2yo Group 1s on final two runs last season (6f, good) and won 3yo Group 3 at Naas (6f, good) this May; he's better than he showed in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot but others are more compelling.

40/1

13th

2

(14)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

The Antarctic

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Runner-up in Group 1 Middle Park (6f, good) on final 2yo start and left reappearance run behind when making all in Group 3 at Naas (6f, good) last month; carries 3lb penalty here and this brother to 5f superstar Battaash goes beyond a sprint trip for the first time, but there were some strong hints last year that he would be suited by 7f and he's firmly in calculations.

9/2

1st

5

(2)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:45 Naas

The Antarctic

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced far side, made all, pushed along from under 2f out, ridden when faced challenge 1f out, edged right but kept on well inside final furlong, just did enough

15/8

4th
2 (1)
Shartash

5/2

Form: 11334- D BF

Last run: 202 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Off the mark on easy ground at Naas before beating Blackbeard in the Group 2 Railway Stakes at the Curragh; kept to Group 1 company thereafter, no match for the brilliant Little Big Bear in the Phoenix Stakes before trying 7f in the National Stakes where he finished third, just over a length in front of Aesop's Fables; bit keen when fourth of seven in 7f Longchamp Group 1 on Arc day and now reverts to sprinting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Shartash

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

held up in midfield, brief headway and in touch with leaders under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out

6/1

11th

8

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Shartash

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Smart 2yo last season, winning Group 2 over C&D and good third in Group 1 National Stakes here; hasn't really progressed as hoped this term although not far off last season's form when never-nearer close fourth behind Commanche Falls in Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last month; stiffer 6f here to suit and 2lb better off with that rival here so should go well.

7/2

4th

10

(7)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Shartash

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: J P Murtagh

Won Group 2 over 6f (good) at the Curragh as 2yo, also in the frame in 7f Group 1 contests at home and in France (soft and very soft); dropped right out on reappearance and although his close fifth in a Group 3 at Naas in May was more like it he needs an extra push in this company.

14/1

Form: 46456-

Last run: 263 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Trained in France last year; won on debut at Chantilly (6f, good to soft) but well held in Listed/Group 3 company thereafter; faces very stiff task on first start for new connections.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

18

(16)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:05 Curragh

Cosmic Invasion

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

French winner; tailed off on debut for this yard before showing more promise at Listowel at the start of the month but she was tailed off again at Leopardstown last week; hood now tried.

22/1

10th

3

(9)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Cosmic Invasion

9st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon led

10/1

3rd

4

(5)

3rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:45 Listowel

Cosmic Invasion

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear, pushed along and went fourth under 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds, no match for first two

100/30

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Payout
Exacta €38.80
Straight Forecast €44.13
Trifecta €92.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Antarctic

POSTDATA:

Aesop's Fables

The Irish Sun:

Ocean Quest

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Antarctic

TOPSPEED:

The Antarctic