Sea The Stars' Rosscarbery Prevails In Stanerra Thriller


Rosscarbery takes the Stanerra in a


Gaining some compensation for her controversial disqualification from third place in last Sunday's G1 Pretty Polly S., Robert Moran's Rosscarbery (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) edged out Emily Dickinson (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in a pulsating finale to Thursday's G3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stanerra S. at Leopardstown. Always travelling strongly on the outer halfway down the field, the Paddy Twomey-trained 15-8 favourite struck for home passing two out and found the line a short head in front of Ballydoyle's unexposed runner. The print showed that Billy Lee had prevailed by a short head, with 3 3/4 lengths back to Lady Hayes (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) in third.


Adaptable at a range of trips from a mile to this 14-furlong stamina test, Rosscarbery has won all starts for Twomey bar the aforementioned Pretty Polly, with the G3 Munster Oaks over a mile and a half at Cork June 8 being her prior best. “She's got a bit of class, she's tough and she carried a penalty there,” Twomey said. “A mile-and-six is probably as far as she wants to go and she could go for the [G1] Prix de Royallieu on Arc weekend over a mile-and-six, the Yorkshire Oaks, the [G2] Blandford over ten furlongs and I've also entered her in a group one in Germany over a mile-and-a-half.”

Rosscarbery's listed-winning dam is a daughter of Rosenreihe (Ire) (Catcher In the Rye {Ire}), who took the G1 Preis der Diana and also produced the G1 Deutsches Derby third Rosenpurpur (Ger) (Pour Moi {Ire}) and the Listed Nijinsky S. third Ruling (Ger) (Camelot {GB}).

Thursday, Leopardstown, Ireland
IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF STANERRA S.-G3, €65,000, Leopardstown, 7-7, 3yo/up, f, 14fT, 3:01.94, gd.
1–ROSSCARBERY (GER), 138, f, 4, by Sea The Stars (Ire)
     1st Dam: Rose Rized (Ger) (SW-Ity, SP-Fr, MSP-Ger), by Authorized (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Rosenreihe (Ire), by Catcher In The Rye (Ire)
     3rd Dam: Rosengeste (Ire), by Be My Guest
(130,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT). O-Robert J W Moran; B-Gestut Wittekindshof (GER); T-Paddy Twomey; J-Billy Lee. €39,000. Lifetime Record: 15-5-2-2, $121,804. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Emily Dickinson (Ire), 121, f, 3, Dubawi (Ire)–Chicquita (Ire), by Montjeu (Ire).
1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith/Westerberg; B-Chicquita Syndicate (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien. €13,000.
3–Lady Hayes (Ire), 135, f, 4, Kodiac (GB)–Andry Brusselles (GB), by Hurricane Run (Ire). (280,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT; 310,000gns HRA '21 TATMA). O-Mrs Paul Shanahan; B-Gigginstown House Stud (IRE); T-Roger Varian. €6,500.
Margins: SHD, 3 3/4, 3/4. Odds: 1.88, 6.50, 18.00.
Also Ran: Moon Daisy (Ire), Forbearance (Ire), Lily Pond (Ire), Kiss You Later (Ire), Federica Sophia (Ire), Pita Pinta (Ire), Mighty Blue (Fr), Garden Paradise (Ire), Quenelle d'Or (GB). Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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