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Race Result Curragh Sun, 26th Aug, 2012

Going - Straight course is heavy. Overcast but warm

Jackpot Pool - €3,215.00 Winning Units - 2 Dividend - €1,205.60. Placepot Pool - €23,316.45 Winning Units - 38.75 Dividend - €451.20. Daily Double Dividend - €80.50. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €27,705.00 carried forward to Dundalk on Mon, 27th Aug. Tote Aggregate - €106488.23.

Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2) of €95000.00 2-y-o

7f.  Flat 1st - €57150.00, 2nd - €19000.00, 3rd - €9500.00, 4th - €3800.00, 5th - €2700.00, 6th - €1900.00 4 Ran
For two yrs old only
Weights - 9st 3lb; Fillies allowed 3lb
Penalties - Winner of a Group 2 race 3lb extra; Of a Group 1 race 5lb extra

See also » Oliver & Hayes land another big pot
It is great when a plan comes to fruition. He did it well at Tipperary but he was still a green horse there. I was impressed with his attitude more than anything that day so that's why I supplemented him. I knew from Tipperary that he would handle the ground but he doesn't need it soft. I thought Mars and Dawn Approach would come out. This week this horse got new owners and I was keen to run him in this race. Thankfully they were good enough to indulge me. He got a great ride from Chris Hayes who is riding super. He settled him and produced him at the right time. The owners are Team Valor LLC and they are based in America and he will eventually end up over there. He will certainly get further and he is entered in the Beresford Stakes and the Racing Post Trophy. He is not in the National Stakes but everything is on the table. A Oliver, trainer

1st First Cornerstone (IRE) 9-3 (Team Valor LLC)
(1:32.54 1.16 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 5)
Hurricane Run (IRE) - Bintalreef (USA)(Diesis)
Breeder - L K I Bloodstock Ltd

(Morning price: 4/1 11/4 3/1 11/4 3/1 4/1)
(Ring price: 10/3 3/1 10/3 7/2) SP 7/2

A Oliver

C D Hayes

Tote Win €4.10

loading past form
soon raced in moderate 3rd, niggled along to close approaching 2f out, soon challenged and gained narrow lead 1 1/2f out, soon pressed, stayed on well inside final furlong
2nd1.5L Flying The Flag (IRE) 9-3 (Mrs John Magnier)
(1:32.79) (Drawn 2)
Galileo (IRE) - Halfway To Heaven (IRE)(Pivotal (GB))
Breeder - Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt

(Morning price: 9/2 5/1 7/2 11/4 2/1 15/8 7/4)
SP 7/4Jfav

A P O'Brien

J P O'Brien

loading past form
chased leader, closed 2f out, challenged under pressure and almost on terms from 1 1/2f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong
3rd0.5L Birdman (IRE) 9-3 (Anthony Hogarth)
(1:32.88) (Drawn 4)
Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Gilded Vanity (IRE)(Indian Ridge)

(Morning price: 9/4 2/1 11/10 5/4 13/8 6/4 11/8 6/4 11/8 6/4)
(Ring price: 7/4 15/8 7/4) SP 7/4Jfav

David Simcock

P J Smullen

loading past form
raced last of the 4, struggling to get there from 2f out, ran on in 3rd without threatening 1st 2 inside final furlong
4th4.25L Kingston Jamaica (IRE) 9-3 (Derrick Smith)
(1:33.60) (Drawn 1) Rated 100
Galileo (IRE) - Aleagueoftheirown (IRE)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Lynch - Bages & Longfield Stud

(Morning price: 8/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2)
SP 5/1

A P O'Brien

C O'Donoghue

loading past form
led, went on after 3f, reduced lead 2f out, headed and no extra from 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace
Off 3.45
Time 1m. 32.54 secs, which is 1.16 secs faster than the course average
Tote Exacta €10.60.

Non runner Nevis (change in ground)
2011 Dragon Pulse 2 9-1 F M Berry 7/1 (Mrs John Harrington) (Drawn 7)
2010 Pathfork 2 9-1 F M Berry 10/11Fav (Mrs John Harrington) (Drawn 7)