Cork

  • 18:55 Platinum Stakes 1m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.72s
  • Off time: 18:55:46
18:55 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brendan Brackan (IRE) 4/9
2nd Witches Brew (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2-30023 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 47
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-9 G M Lyons C T Keane 111 4/91.44
5 (4) 1026-95 WHITE, one red & one green stripe, green & red quartered cap Akira (IRE) 110
Nag me
4 9-4 J r Barry W M Lordan 90 33/134.00
6 (2) 411-18 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Flying Jib 31
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 D K Weld P J Smullen 105 3/14.00
8 (9) 792601 Purple, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Shanooan (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 George Kent C R King 95 12/113.00
9 (8) 24-1 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Witches Brew (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 8-11 E Lynam J A Heffernan 95 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (1)04-5605Dandy Boy (ITY)89-9D MarnaneC O'Donoghue101
3 (5)702126Tobann (IRE)49-9J S BolgerK J Manning102
4 (3)3-117Prince Of All39-5P D DeeganC D Hayes110
7 (6)2-77061Michaelmas (USA)39-2A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien103

Verdict

BRENDAN BRACKEN is a genuine Group horse who is rarely beaten far at a higher level than this and he landed a Group 3 at the Curragh in September. He's bounced back to form after two poor runs at Meydan and can return to winning ways. Michaelmas had only three opponents to beat at Naas and owed much to an enterprising ride from Ana O'Brien to land the spoils. There could be more to come though he's disappointed on a few occasions. After completing a hat-trick in a Group 3 at the Curragh, Flying Jib was sent to Belmont Park from a Grade 1 fillies' event and ran well for a long way over the 1m2f trip so she has to be respected on her return to a mile. Witches Brew has more to offer but takes a big step-up in class but Dandy Boy could be suited by a return to this trip after racing mainly in sprints.