From the Horses Mouth

Although we had the shortest priced winning favourite seen on an Irish racecourse for some time when Fountain Of Youth took the opening 2.y.o. maiden over the minimum trip at odds of 1/10 it was all down hill subsequently as the next six first market choices bit the dust. Having run a corker on his debut at Naas in a race that has worked out well it was no surprise to see Fountain Of Youth at cramped odds.

Although we had the shortest priced winning favourite seen on an Irish racecourse for some time when Fountain Of Youth took the opening 2.y.o. maiden over the minimum trip at odds of 1/10 it was all down hill subsequently as the next six first market choices bit the dust. Having run a corker on his debut at Naas in a race that has worked out well it was no surprise to see Fountain Of Youth at cramped odds.

Although we had the shortest priced winning favourite seen on an Irish racecourse for some time when Fountain Of Youth took the opening 2.y.o. maiden over the minimum trip at odds of 1/10 it was all down hill subsequently as the next six first market choices bit the dust. Having run a corker on his debut at Naas in a race that has worked out well it was no surprise to see Fountain Of Youth at cramped odds.

He was slowly into his stride but by the time the halfway point was reached the son of Oasis Dream was pulling double and once rider Joseph O’Brien gave him the office he shot clear to win decisively by four lengths from the rank outsider Focussed. Out of the brilliant racemare the winner certainly looked the part, however, bigger tests lie ahead and it will be interesting to see where he features in the plans of trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Another to cause a bit of a stir was Tiger At Heart who took the extended mile and four 60-80 handicap with a little in hand. Given a positive ride by Kevin Manning the Teofilo colt ahead right from the drop of the flag and he never saw another rival as he passed the post four and a half lengths to the good from Cebuano. A fine big good-looking horse Tiger At Heart had failed to trouble the judge in seven or so previous outings, he obviously relished the faster conditions and will be heading to the July sales at Newmarket as a likely dual purpose animal.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full column.