07 April 09:02 AM

Absolute favorite for 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, a three-year stallion Air Force Blue (War Front-Chatham (Maria`s Mon)), is in training in the stables of Aidan O'Brien. But last Friday, another representative of the stable of Aidan, three-year stallion Washington DC (Zoffany- How`s She Cuttin` (Shinko Forest)) proved to be great on the racetrack Irish Dundalk, showing its ambitions for the coming April 30 jump to his colleague, who is waiting It appears, fierce competition in England in classical mile.
The jump Dundalk Stakes, at a distance of 1408 meters ward O'Brien showed his high class, beating on politrekovoy racecourse Dundalk, at the finish line of its nearest competitors, stallion Alphonsus (Invincible Spirit-Ela Athena (Ezzoud)) by 2 ¼ body, and 4 body from which came third, mare Most Beautiful (Canford Cliffs-Saphira`s Fire (Cape Cross).
Ward Aidan O'Brien, Washington DC stallion was purchased on October 1 Goffs auction for 340,000 Euro.
Until now, everyone was sure that the master Bellidoyl stables, put up only 1 racer for 2000 Guineas, but most likely Washington DC will be the second representative of the Classic Mile at Newmarket.
We offer you the video replay (playing with 3min20sek) and the results of horse racing DundalkStakes.

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  Washington DC (IRE) 11/10F 3 9-3 t A P O'Brien 113 * *  
b c Zoffany (IRE) - How's She Cuttin' (IRE) (Shinko Forest ) Seamie Heffernan
 
Chased leaders, raced keenly early, close 5th at halfway, headway going well on outer from 2f out to challenge 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead 1f out and stayed on well to extend advantage, comfortably
 
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Alphonsus 7/1 3 9-3  John M Oxx 88 * *  
b c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Ela Athena (Ezzoud ) Declan McDonogh
 
Settled towards rear, 6th halfway, progress far side 2f out to challenge 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner in 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace (op 16/1)
 
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Most Beautiful 7/4 3 9-1  David Wachman 107 * *  
b f Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Saphira's Fire (IRE) (Cape Cross ) Wayne Lordan
 
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, going well behind leaders into straight, pushed along under 2f out and almost on terms over 1f out, no impression on winner in 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace (op 7/4 tchd 15/8)
 
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Sevenleft (IRE) 12/1 3 9-3 h Ms Sheila Lavery 95 * *  
br c Manduro (GER) - Fleeting Affair (USA) (Gone West ) Pat Smullen
 
Led until soon joined and headed, close 2nd at halfway, effort 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and no impression on winner in 4th inside final furlong, kept on same pace (op 14/1)
 
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French Blue 9/1 3 8-12  W McCreery * *  
b f Iffraaj - Powder Blue (Daylami ) Billy Lee
 
On toes beforehand and upset in stalls, waited with, disputed 6th at halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression on leaders under pressure in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace (op 10/1)
 
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nk Al Mohalhal (IRE) 11/1 3 9-3 p J S Bolger 97 * *  
b c Acclamation - Secret Question (USA) (Rahy ) Kevin Manning
 
Disputed early and soon led narrowly, narrow advantage at halfway, ridden under 2f out and soon joined, headed under pressure over 1f out and weakened (op 14/1)
 
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4 Lilliard (IRE) 100/1 3 8-12  John Patrick Shanahan * *  
b f Shamardal (USA) - Idilic Calm (IRE) (Indian Ridge ) Ronan Whelan
 
Towards rear, last at halfway, going well into straight, soon pushed along still in rear and no impression on leaders under pressure in 7th over 1f out, one pace
 
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13 Madame Thunder (IRE) 66/1 3 8-12 b D J Bunyan 82 * *  
gr f Zebedee - Cuca Vela (USA) (Devil's Bag ) Leigh Roche
 
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden on outer into straight and soon no extra, weakened 2f out
 
 
8 ran TIME 1m 24.47s (slow by 1.57s) Total SP 125%
NON RUNNER: Gift Wrap (IRE)
1st OWNER: Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith BRED: P Hyland & C & J McHale TRAINER: A P O'Brien
2nd OWNER: Mill House LLC
3rd OWNER: Ronan O'Gara & Mrs Paul Shanahan
TOTE WIN £2.10 PL £1.02, £1.80, £1.40; Ex £11.30; CSF £11.46


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