Roscommon

  • 18:00 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden1m 2f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 26.39s
  • Off time: 18:01:11
18:00 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Protestant (IRE) 11/10
2nd The Plan Man (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 02/50 ROYAL BLUE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, white star Pc Henry 8
Nag me
4 10-5 t G M Lyons C T Keane (5) 76 6/17.00
3 (4) 85 PURPLE & PINK HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Harbin (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-5 A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 33/134.00
4 (3) 26326-7 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 p J C McConnell G F Carroll 101 7/42.75
5 (5) 3 DARK BLUE, pink sash & cap Protestant (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-5 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 11/102.10
6 (2) RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap The Plan Man (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 10/111.00
Non runners
2 (8)2Durand39-5J J MurphyC R King
7 (6)Weather Watch (IRE)39-5Mrs J HarringtonK J Manning
8 (1)7640-5Zenetti (USA)39-5K J CondonS Foley69

Verdict

Orgilgo Bay is clearly the form pick on his second to Battle Of Marengo in the Beresford Stakes last year. He was very highly tried in his first season but ran a shocker on his reappearance over 1m4f at Gowran and is probably best watched here. Limerick second Durand will almost certainly improve for the step up in distance but PROTESTANT is even more interesting after his debut third behind Dante third Indian Chief at Leopardstown and he gets the nod ahead of stablemate and debutant Weather Watch.