Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Review of Sacred Sunday's Derrinstown Stud Guineas Trial


"Weld lands spoils with Fascinating Rock after Oxx colt Ebanoran demoted.
David Jennings reports:

"Weld  "I don't want to win races that way, admitted Weld. That said,  I think he was the best horse in the race. The interference happened and it was a messy race. The horse was further back than Pat Smullen ideally wanted. He's a big, long-striding horse and off the home-turn he just lost his hind end momentum and the fantastic jockey that Pat is, he just sat  and waited for the horse to get his balance back and by that stage the other horse is gone, so it is just the case to catch me if you can from that point on. " Only six horses ran. "


"I will have to speak to his owners but it is pretty definite he will go to Epsom.  He will have learned a lot today. "


"Oxx was his usual gracious self in Ebanoron eventual defeat in the stewards room. That's how it goes he said as he shook Weld's hand. Like Fascinating Rock, a trip to Epsom is on the cards for Ebanoran and Oxx does not feel stamina will be an issue."


"After dawdling through the early stages, Declan Mc Donogh kicked for home on Ebanoron passing the two-furlong pole and it looked a race winning move.


"Fascinating Rock, held up last by Pat Smullen off that slow gallop, had six lengths to make up in the straight but he quickened well on the outside and was closing rapidly when the line came.


"The head on re-play showed  Ebanoran had drifted to his right and bumped Fascinating Rock close home, and the stewards felt the move effected the outcome. McDonogh picked up a three-day ban for careless riding.

It is a very, very, very different perspective from the saddle, than from anywhere else.

      3:25LEODerrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial (Group 3) 1m
Irish 1,000 Guineas Trial (Fillies)

*3:55LEODerrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f
 Irish 2,000 Guineas Trial (Colts)


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