Sunday, Curragh, Ireland
JUDDMONTE BERESFORD S.-G2
, €95,000, Curragh, 9-30, 2yo, 1mT, 1:47.77, hy.
1--#@BATTLE OF MARENGO (IRE), 129, c, 2, by Galileo (Ire) 1st Dam: Anna Karenina (Ire) (SW-Ire), by Green Desert
2nd Dam: Simaat, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Satiety, by Our Native
O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Anna Karenina Syndicate; T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Joseph O'Brien; €61,750. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-1, €99,075. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Orgilgo Bay (Ire)
, 129, c, 2, Lawman (Fr)--Third Dimension (Fr), by Suave Dancer. (€56,000 wnlg '10 GOFNOV; €52,000 yrl '11 GOFSPT). O-Derek Kierans; B-Swordlestown Little; T-John McConnell; €19,000.
, 132, c, 2, Danehill Dancer (Ire)
--Wedding Morn (Ire), by Sadler's Wells. (160,000gns wnlg '10 TATDEC). O-Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier & Derrick Smith; B-Michael Lowry; T-David Wachman; €9,500.
Margins: 3HF, HD, 2. Odds: 4-9, 8-1, 11-2.
Also Ran: Muaanid (GB). Scratched: Kingston Jamaica (Ire).Click for the Racing Post chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, courtesy attheraces.com.
Recording a 12th success in this Derby pointer for Aidan O'Brien, Battle of Marengo stated his claims for next year's blue riband with an uncomplicated staying performance. Third on debut over seven furlongs at Leopardstown Aug. 9, the bay took a giant leap forward when scoring by 11 lengths in a maiden over that trip at Gowran Park 12 days later before making all to win the Listed Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Trial S. over a mile at Leopardstown last time Sept. 8. Taking a lead from Orgilgo Bay here, he was woken up on the home turn and assumed control at the quarter pole en route to a decisive score. "He is tough, as he was not liking that ground," jockey Joseph O'Brien explained. "Wait until he gets better ground in the G1 Racing Post Trophy [at Doncaster Oct. 27] or something like that. He's a very straightforward horse with a great attitude and he's gone the last 100 yards on the bridle. He's done nothing wrong any horse that wins a maiden by 11 lengths, regardless of what type race it is, has to have ability and he proved that today."