Curragh Cup G3 - Ernest Hemingway

Filed on 3 Jul 2013 @ 09:17

AT THE RACES CURRAGH CUP-G3

€62,500, Curragh, 6-30, 3yo/up, 1 3/4mT, 2:56.33, gd/fm

1--ERNEST HEMINGWAY (IRE), 137, c, 4
Galileo (Ire)--Cassydora (GB), by Darshaan (GB)
O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Barronstown Stud; T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Seamus Heffernan; €37,500

2--Royal Diamond (Ire), 140, g, 7
King's Best-- Irresistible Jewel (Ire), by Danehill
O-Andrew Tinkler; B-Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd; T-Johnny Murtagh; €12,500

3--Voleuse de Coeurs (Ire), 134, f, 4
Teofilo (Ire)-- Vadorga (GB), by Grand Lodge
O-Lady O'Reilly; B-Irish National Stud; T-Dermot Weld; €6,250

Margins: 5, HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 12-1, 5-1, 6-4
Also Ran: El Salvador (Ire), Glen's Diamond (GB), Zafarqand (Ire), Mijhaar (GB)

This is the first stakes win for Ernest Hemingway, who was an impressive winner on debut last year, but finished last in the Dante next time out. Given a break, he was 16th in the Arc, but has shown better form this year prior to this step up to 14f. He is the first foal out of the Group One-placed Group Three winner Cassydora, a $1.35m Keeneland broodmare purchase and a half sister to Listed winner Classic Remark out of Group Two Premio Lydia Tesio winner Claxon. The next dam, Bulaxie, won the Group Three Fred Darling and is a half sister to the granddam of multiple Group One winner Zoffany.

Filed on 3 Jul 2013 @ 09:17