Time Test's Crypto Force Battles To Beresford Triumph

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Amo Racing's £900,000 Goffs London graduate Crypto Force (GB) (Time Test {GB}–Luna Mare {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) bounced back from a first reversal, when seventh in Royal Ascot's June 18 Listed Chesham S., to loosen Aidan O'Brien's stranglehold on Saturday's G2 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford S. over one mile at the Curragh. He had earlier accounted for subsequent 'TDN Rising Star' and G2 Golden Fleece S. victor Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in his June 1 debut over seven furlongs here and employed patient tactics at the tail of the five-strong field through halfway. Making smooth headway in the straight to go second passing the quarter-mile marker, the 15-2 chance hit the front with 150 yards remaining and drew clear under a drive to subdue Ballydoyle's 4-7 favourite Adelaide River (Ire) (Australia {GB}) by 2 1/4 lengths for a first stakes rosette. Jim Bolger's Young Ireland (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) finished four lengths further adrift in third.

“I'm delighted for Kia Joorabchian and Amo Racing, because Kia's been a big supporter of mine this year and has let me go away to the breeze-ups and buy some nice horses,” said Michael O'Callaghan. “I bought this lad myself and when he won his maiden I told Kia he was going to the London Sale. He didn't force me to sell the horse to him at home, I brought him to the sale and he paid a lot of money for him. The pressure was very much on me from that point on and it was a massive kick in the guts at [Royal] Ascot. It wasn't to be, he just needed that bit more time and Kia has been very patient. I thought he wanted a mile-and-a-quarter, looking at his homework, and that's why I was happy to see a bit of rain to make the mile a test. He'll be better on fast ground and could make up into a Guineas horse over the winter, but we won't get carried away with ourselves yet. He won that very well, so I'll go back and sit down and talk to Kia. It would be nice to just put him away and train him with next year in mind.”

Crypto Force, who becomes the third group-race winner for his second-crop sire (by Dubawi {Ire}), is full to a yearling colt out of a winning full-sister to the dam of dual stakes-winning G3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil third Jeri (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}). Crypto Force's third dam is Listed Oaks Trial victrix Baraka (Ire) (Danehill), from the family of G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud hero Youmzain (Ire) (Sinndar {Ire}) and G1 Lockinge S. victor Creachadoir (Ire) (King's Best), is a full-sister to Japanese champion Fine Motion (Ire) and kin to multiple Group 1-winning sire Pilsudski (Ire) (Polish Precedent).

Saturday, Curragh, Ireland
ALAN SMURFIT MEMORIAL BERESFORD S.-G2, €120,000, Curragh, 9-24, 2yo, 8fT, 1:44.30, yl.
1–CRYPTO FORCE (GB), 131, c, 2, by Time Test (GB)
1st Dam: Luna Mare (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Pale Moon Rising (Ire), by Kingmambo
3rd Dam: Baraka (Ire), by Danehill
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (32,000gns Wlg '20 TATFOA; 65,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT; 160,000gns 2yo '22 TATBRG; £900,000 2yo '22 GOFLON). O-Amo Racing Ltd; B-W A Tinkler (GB); T-Michael O'Callaghan; J-Colin Keane. €72,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $80,217. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Adelaide River (Ire), 131, c, 2, Australia (GB)–Could It Be Love, by War Front. O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Westerberg; B-Coolmore (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien. €24,000.
3–Young Ireland (Ire), 131, c, 2, New Approach (Ire)–Ard Fheis (Ire), by Lil's Boy. 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Mrs J S Bolger; B/T-Jim Bolger (IRE). €12,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, 4, 1 1/4. Odds: 7.50, 0.57, 25.00.
Also Ran: Roaring Gallagher (Fr), Lakota Seven (Ire). Scratched: Continuous (Jpn), Pivotal Trigger (GB).

 

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