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  • 14:40 Elusive Pimpernel Maiden6f

  • €13,000 added 3yo+ 20 ran
  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 19.18s
  • Off time: 14:41:03

Full result

14:40 Curragh Result 23rd March 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (11) Iveagh Gardens (IRE) 9-0 F M Berry C O'Brien 3 6/1
Raced close 2nd leading stands side group, disputing 2nd on inner 2f out, soon ridden, improved to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong opened 7/1 touched 7/1
2nd (17) Tango Time (IRE) 9-0 W M Lordan D Wachman 3 16/1
Mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 6th travelling well 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong opened 12/1 touched 16/1
3rd (20) Supernatural (IRE) 9-0 N G McCullagh C O'Brien 3 25/1
Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd close home opened 20/1 touched 25/1
4th (5) Taaluf (IRE) 9-0 C D Hayes K Prendergast 3 16/1
Mid-division, 8th halfway, 7th 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong opened 12/1 touched 16/1
5th (12) ½ The Islander (IRE) 9-5 J P O'Brien A P O'Brien 3 5/1
Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong opened 5/1 touched 11/2
6th (7) nse Lean And Keen (IRE) 10-4 D P McDonogh S Byrne 4 12/1
Prominent in centre, disputing 2nd briefly and ridden 2f out, no impression from 1f out opened 12/1 touched 14/1
7th (18) nk Prussian Eagle (IRE) 9-5 K J Dowling (10) C O'Brien 3 66/1
Slowly into stride and towards rear, 13th halfway, ridden in 10th 2f out, kept on without threatening opened 66/1 touched 66/1
8th (10) nse Dark Alliance (IRE) 9-5 S Foley M Halford 3 25/1
Dwelt, rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, progress into 11th 1f out, kept on same pace opened 25/1 touched 25/1
9th (1) Aerialist (IRE) 9-5 K J Manning J S Bolger 3 8/1
Chased leaders on far side, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression opened 9/2 touched 8/1
10th (14) nk Water Sprite (IRE) 9-0 D M Grant J J Murphy 3 50/1
Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden 2f out, went 14th 1f out, kept on without threatening opened 33/1 touched 50/1
11th (6) 1 Rousayan (IRE) 9-5 P J Smullen D K Weld 3 5/4f
Prominent on far side, 4th halfway, ridden and disputed 2nd briefly 2f out, soon weakened opened 7/4 touched 7/4
12th (4) Bobby's Heart (IRE) 9-5 L F Roche (3) D K Weld 3 12/1
Led and soon clear in centre, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final furlong opened 14/1 touched 14/1
13th (15) s.h Wood Violet (IRE) 9-0 J A Heffernan J J Murphy 3 50/1
Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden 2f out, soon checked, kept on one paced final furlong opened 50/1 touched 50/1
14th (3) ¾ Miss Gally Rio (IRE) 9-0 C O'Donoghue W McCreery 3 50/1
Mid-division, 12th halfway, soon ridden and no impression opened 50/1 touched 50/1
15th (2) ¾ Spring Focus (IRE) 9-5 R P Whelan (3) J S Bolger 3 50/1
Always towards rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor opened 33/1 touched 50/1
16th (19) 2 Pontificate (IRE) 9-5 J M Conneely (10) J J Murphy 3 66/1
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no impression opened 66/1 touched 66/1
17th (9) Taggeen (IRE) 9-5 G F Carroll T Collins 3 40/1
Slowly into stride and always behind, never a factor opened 33/1 touched 40/1
18th (13) 13 Delta Beat 10-4 D G Hogan (3) Denis Hogan 4 50/1
Slowly into stride and always behind, never a factor opened 50/1 touched 50/1
19th (8) ¾ Moto Moto (IRE) 10-4 C R King (5) M J Byrne 6 100/1
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, soon ridden and weakened opened 66/1 touched 100/1
UR (16) Love The Feeling (IRE) 9-0 W J Lee W McCreery 3 50/1
Jinked badly leaving stalls and unseated rider opened 33/1 touched 50/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £7.60 Tote Place: £2.40,6.90,6.50
Straight Forecast: £103.21 Exacta: £148.00

Verdict

Charles O'Brien: "I am a big fan of the stallion (Mastercraftsman), they've got great attitudes. I thought she'd (Iveagh Gardens) done well over the winter, so I was hopeful. I pressed a bit into this, but when I looked at the programme there are so few sprint maidens. With a filly you are looking for black type and it's a possibility she'll come back to Leopardstown next week for the 1,000 Guineas Trial over seven (furlongs). She's not really one I'd like to run back that quick, so I'll have a look at the programme and see what the options are. I think she's got a bright future."