Hiawatha (Ire)

Mastercraftsman's Speirling Beag Too Strong In The Eyrefield

There were only six runners in Leopardstown's nine-furlong G3 Eyrefield S. on Saturday, but more than a minor share of drama as the Ennistown Stud homebred Speirling Beag (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}--Starscape {Ire}, by Cape Cross {Ire}) prevailed in a renewal marked by an early-straight incident. Held up in rear by Rory Cleary after a tardy start, the Jim Bolger-trained chestnut who had been third a fortnight earlier in The Curragh's G3 Staffordstown Stud S. over a mile had to swing four-wide into the home turn as the Ballydoyle trio got...

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Luxembourg's Brother Off The Mark At The Curragh

Racing for the third time in The Curragh's Coolmore Arizona Irish EBF Maiden over a mile on Saturday, Ballydoyle's Hiawatha (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) delivered in style under Ryan Moore. Always happy on the front end, the full-brother to Luxembourg (Ire) who was runner-up at Killarney July 11 and at Galway July 30 justified 5-4 favouritism by 3 1/2 lengths from Fleetfoot (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). Turned over by Jim Bolger's Serious Challenge (Ire) (Fracas {Ire}) over an extended mile at the Galway festival last time, the full-brother to last year's G1...

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Observations: Luxembourg's Brother on Show at Killarney

5.15 Killarney, Mdn, €15,000, 2yo, 8f 20yT HIAWATHA (IRE) (Camelot {GB}), Ballydoyle's chosen one as he debuts in the opener to this beautiful venue's week-long July Festival, is a rare commodity as a full-brother to the stable's G1 Futurity Trophy and G2 Beresford S. hero Luxembourg (Ire) who made a successful racecourse bow at this meeting 12 months ago and has been a notable absentee from the top action since sustaining an injury after his 2000 Guineas third. The top-priced colt at last year's Goffs Orby at €1.2million, the March-foaled...

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