Sunday, Curragh, Ireland
KEENELAND DEBUTANTE S.-G2
, €95,000, Curragh, 8-12, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:34.61, yl.
1--@#MY SPECIAL J'S, 126, f, 2, by Harlan's Holiday 1st Dam: Shadow On the Moon, by Deputy Minister
2nd Dam: Far Flying, by Far North
3rd Dam: Nalees Flying Flag, by Hoist the Flag
O-M R Ziegler & Thistle Bloodstock Ltd; B-Double Eagle Thoroughbreds; T-John Patrick Shanahan; J-Colm O'Donoghue; €57,150. Lifetime Record: 3-1-2-0, €69,200. *Full to The Program, GSP, $203,787. Werk Nick Rating: B+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 126, f, 2, Pivotal (GB)--Hazariya (Ire), by Xaar (GB). O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC; T-John Oxx; €19,000.
3--Diamond Sky (Ire)
, 126, f, 2, Montjeu (Ire)
--Danaskaya (Ire), by Danehill. (€150,000 RNA yrl '11 ARQAUG). O/B-Ballylinch Stud; T-Jim Bolger; €9,500.
Margins: NK, 2HF, 3 3/4. Odds: 12-1, 2-5, 16-1.
Also Ran: Roseraie (Ire), Nandiga, Magical Dream (Ire). Scratched: Private Alexander (Ire), Reglisse (Ire).Click for the Racing Post chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, courtesy attheraces.com.
Beaten comprehensively by Harasiya despite a game front-running effort in the G3 Silver Flash S. over this trip at Leopardstown last time July 19, My Special J's reversed the form with that red-hot 2-5 favorite to shed her maiden tag here. Settled in a share of third with that rival early, the bay was sent to the front passing the quarter pole and was game as she held off the market leader in the run to the line. "She had done a piece of work yesterday morning that thrilled me, and I felt she had definitely come on, but I wasn't happy to see the rain," trainer Pat Shanahan said after greeting a Group 1 winner in his first season out of the saddle. "She'll have a break now after three hard races, and she'll probably go for the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac [at Longchamp Oct. 7], where hopefully she'll get better ground. The owner Jimmy Long is based in Dubai, so she could end up over there during the winter."