Yulong Pretty Polly Stakes (Fillies And Mares' Group 1) 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner €180,000 2nd €60,000 3rd €30,000 4th €15,000 5th €9,000 6th €6,000
- Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 6.17s
- Off time: 15:27:25
|1st||7 Via Sistina||6/4f|
|2nd||5 Stay Alert||2||25/1|
|3rd||1 Above The Curve||1¼||16/5|
Above The Curve (USA) 34
|4||136 9-10||J P O'Brien||R L Moore||113|
Goldana (IRE) 34
|4||136 9-10||J P O'Brien||D McMonagle||104|
Insinuendo (IRE) 34
|6||136 9-10 h||W McCreery||D P McDonogh||105|
Rosscarbery (GER) 15
|5||136 9-10||P Twomey||W J Lee||110|
Stay Alert 44
|4||136 9-10 t1||H Morrison||R P Whelan||108|
Trevaunance (IRE) 34
|4||136 9-10||Mrs J Harrington||S Foley||107|
Via Sistina (IRE) 55
|5||136 9-10||G Boughey||J P Spencer||115|
Comhra (IRE) 34
|3||126 9-0 p||J S Bolger||R P Cleary||110|
Never Ending Story (IRE) 13
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||W M Lordan||110|
La Petite Coco (IRE)
||4||9-12||P Twomey||W J Lee||9/1|
Raiders from the UK have a very good record in this and VIA SISTINA was hugely impressive when landing the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket from Al Husn, who was on a five-timer and has since won a Listed race at Ayr. She looks the one to beat though Above The Curve, who has already won at the highest level, also impressed in a Saint-Cloud Group 2 in May and further rain would be to her advantage. Ryan Moore rides her rather than the three-year-old Never Ending Story, a Leopardstown Group 3 winner on heavy ground, who has run well in both subsequent starts at the highest level while Rosscarbery is back in winning form and finished third in this last year before being disqualified when her rider weighed in light. Hughie Morrison sends Stay Alert from the UK and she's better than she showed in the Middleton Stakes at York.
Via Sistina (IRE)5-2fav (9-2) Travelled strongly, held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon led, ridden entering the final furlong, cruised clear close home, eased near finish, impressive, won at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 2 fll stks (1) sft in May beating Al Husn (9-2) by 6l, 9 ran.
Stay Alert11-2 (9-2) Keen close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Free Wind (9-2) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in May.
Above The Curve (USA)5-1 (8-13) won at Saint-Cloud 1m 2f Grp 2 stks gs in May beating Mqse De Sevigne (8-13) by 2l, 6 ran.
Rosscarbery (GER)2-1fav (9-12) Tracked leader, soon mid-division, 4th halfway, took closer order over 3f out, travelled well to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on best, won at Cork 1m 4f Grp 3 fll stks (1) Yielding in Jun beating Azazat (8-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Trevaunance (IRE)66-1 (9-2) Held up behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, last of 6, 9 1/2l behind Luxembourg (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in May.
Goldana (IRE)13-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th over 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Just Beautiful (9-2) at Curragh 1m Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in May.
Never Ending Story (IRE)16-1 (9-1) 2nd of 15, 4l behind Blue Rose Cen (9-1) at Chantilly 1m 2f Grp 1 fll gs in Jun.
Insinuendo (IRE)7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Just Beautiful (9-2) at Curragh 1m Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in May.
Comhra (IRE)150-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, progress on inner 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Tahiyra (9-2) at Curragh 1m Grp 1 fll (1) gd in May.