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  • 16:15 Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas 1m

  • (Fillies' Group 1) €325,000 added 3yo 15 ran
  • Winner €188,500 2nd €61,750 3rd €29,251 4th €9,750
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 35.90s
  • Off time: 16:17:48

Full result

16:15 Curragh Result 22nd May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (15) Misty For Me (IRE) 9-0 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 3 5/1
Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, close 4th 1f out, kept on to challenge final furlong, led close home opened 6/1 touched 6/1
2nd (2) ¾ Together (IRE) 9-0 R L Moore A P O'Brien 3 4/1f
Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed close home opened 7/2 touched 9/2
3rd (14) 1 Laughing Lashes (USA) 9-0 F M Berry Mrs J Harrington 3 10/1
Mid-division, headway in 7th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home opened 12/1 touched 14/1
4th (5) nk Claiomh Solais (IRE) 9-0 R P Whelan J S Bolger 3 33/1
Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 3rd close home opened 50/1 touched 50/1
5th (7) nk Banimpire (IRE) 9-0 K J Manning J S Bolger 3 9/1
Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace opened 8/1 touched 10/1
6th (8) ½ History Note (IRE) 9-0 N G McCullagh J M Oxx 3 10/1
Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace opened 9/1 touched 10/1
7th (12) Chrysanthemum (IRE) 9-0 W M Lordan D Wachman 3 7/1
Held up towards rear, ridden in 11th 2f out, no impression in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace opened 10/1 touched 10/1
8th (1) ½ Handassa 9-0 D P McDonogh K Prendergast 3 20/1
Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression in 10th 2f out, kept on one pace opened 20/1 touched 20/1
9th (11) nk Rose Bonheur 9-0 C D Hayes K Prendergast 3 33/1
Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 10th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace opened 33/1 touched 33/1
10th (9) 3 Emiyna (USA) 9-0 J P Murtagh J M Oxx 3 9/2
Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace opened 5/1 touched 5/1
11th (10) Majestic Dubawi 9-0 N Callan M R Channon 3 20/1
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace opened 33/1 touched 33/1
12th (4) nk Ballybacka Lady (IRE) 9-0 P J Smullen P A Fahy 3 25/1
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
13th (6) ½ Seeharn (IRE) 9-0 W J Supple K Prendergast 3 33/1
Always towards rear opened 40/1 touched 50/1
14th (13) 11 Wild Wind (GER) 9-0 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 3 12/1
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 8th and no extra 2f out, weakened opened 20/1 touched 20/1
15th (3) 2 Look At Me (IRE) 9-0 J P O'Brien A P O'Brien 3 16/1
Rear of mid-division for most, weakened over 2f out opened 14/1 touched 16/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £5.90 Tote Place: £1.80,1.40,3.70
Straight Forecast: £25.22 Exacta: £27.30

Verdict

After her disappointing run in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, MISTY FOR ME got her career well and truly back on track. Well backed before the off, she was still second favourite to stablemate Together, but proved the stronger of the pair. A dual Group 1 winner at two, Aidan O'Brien could offer no explanation after her Newmarket flop, only that some of his inmates can do that first time out. Ridden prominently by Seamie Heffernan, she had to work hard enough when the pace quickened, but she was always finding more for her pilot and got there by three-quarters-of-a-length. Her trainer confirmed afterwards that she will now step up in trip and be aimed at either the Oaks or its French equivalent, and on this evidence she looks an exciting prospect over the extra half-mile. Conversely, Together, who was ridden a little deeper in the field by Ryan Moore, showed enough zip to get to the front through a yawning gap nearer to the far rail, but could not hold off the challenge of the winner. Nonetheless this was an admirable effort and she will be kept to a mile for the time being, with the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot likely to be the next port-of-call. Laughing Lashes had shown a slightly suspect temperament in the past, but was better behaved here and after showing nothing at Newmarket, she came right back to form, travelling well and gritting her teeth to make the frame. This was definitely progress on her part and a nice prize may well await Jessie Harrington's filly. The drop in trip at this level proved to be too much for Banimpire, but she will remain competitive when reverting to further. Derrinstown Stud Trial winner Ballybacka Lady was given every chance by Pat Smullen, who rode her up with the pace set by Claiomh Solais, but she was comfortably accounted for on this occasion.