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Cork May 6 2yo race review

Cork 1435 May 6
EBF Auction Maiden
5f, 1m0.63s
(slow by 3.93s)
Good to Firm

Mamba Noire. Feb 21, €60k yearling. Half-brother to four moderate winners. Settled midfield with cover on each side. Made headway approaching 2f to challenge without full effort. Kicked away after gentle urging and coasted to the line, whip never pulled.

Summerseat Mist. Third start, latest a third at Navan on Apr 23. Settled just off the pace against the rail. Given a slap to smarten up around halfway. Pushed along rail to challenge, overcoming Spirit Power but soon passed by winner. Just battled on final stages.

Angelique. Feb 13, €40k yearling. Slightly slow to begin, settled near tail. Made headway from 2f, lengthened stride nicely in final furlong to claim third. No whip.

Spirit Power. Third start, second to Sirici at both runs, latest Apr 21. First run on turf. Contested early lead, challenged on both sides 1f out, kept on, lost third in final stride.

Spiorad Saoirse. Mar 29, €34k yearling. Half-brother to decent Richard Fahey handicapper, Another Touch (OR 97). Contested early lead, under pressure at 2f and weakened out of it.

Khwarizmi. Apr 26, $50k yearling. US-bred, half-brother to multiple stakeswinners. Bit green, wobbled around a bit in back half of field. Under pressure inside 2f and then dropped right out.

Tagula Flame. Apr 18, €1400 yearling. Settled at tail. Struggling away and dropped out.

KEY POINTS Winner looks handy, there was plenty left. Runner-up is consistent, keeps finding a strong one. Dropped in class, there'll be a race for him. Angelique ran home nicely, one for the future.

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