The GAIN Railway Stakes
Group 2, Curragh 16:50
€100,000 added,
2yo only, 6f
Saturday 28th June 2014

1 Kool Kompany 6/1
2 Ahlan Emarati 6/1
3 War Envoy 5/2
NR: Vert De Grece (IRE)
7 ran Distances: 2l, 1¾l, hd
TIME 1m 12.60s (slow by 1.60s)

Kool Kompany, only 12th in the Coventry last week, quickly turned out again at the Curragh by Richard Hannon to win a Group 2!

Kool Kompany
© Caroline Norris
Kool Kompany

Kool Kompany turned Royal Ascot form on its head as he recorded a fourth win from five starts.

Richard Hannon's youngster had been well beaten in the Coventry Stakes, in which Cappella Sansevero and War Envoy had finished some way in front of him, but a return to forcing tactics in this Group Two contest made all the difference.

Fran Berry had the 6-1 shot smartly out of the gates to grab the stands rail and dictate matters, and he produced a fine turn of foot from the front to see off f ellow British-trained raider Ahlan Emarati, from Peter Chapple-Hyam's stable, by two lengths.

Cappella Sansevero (6-4 favourite) and War Envoy were big disappointments in the six-furlong event.

Berry said: "He's had the one disappointing run, but I spoke to Richard Hannon and he said you could forget the Coventry as he ran too free.

"The only anxious moment I had was in the stalls - I was just hoping he'd jump well. He wasn't stopping at the line and I don't see why he wouldn't get seven furlongs."

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GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2)
€100,000 added, 2yo only, 6f
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Place Horse Trainer Jockey
5. Kool Kompany 6/1
br c Jeremy (USA) - Absolutely Cool
2, 9-3 (Drawn 1)
Richard Hannon F.M. Berry
1. Ahlan Emarati 6/1
9-3 (Drawn 3)
Peter Chapple-Hyam P.J. Smullen
1 3/4L
8. War Envoy (USA) 5/2
9-3 (Drawn 4)
A.P.O'Brien J.P. O'Brien
6. Rapid Applause (GB) 14/1
9-3 (Drawn 8)
M.D. O'Callaghan F. Lynch
3. Cappella Sansevero (GB) 6/4F
9-3 (Drawn 5)
G.M.Lyons C.T. Keane
2. Battle Of Marathon (USA) 9/1
9-3 (Drawn 6)
A.P.O'Brien J.A. Heffernan
4. I Will Excel 33/1
9-3 (Drawn 2)
M.D. O'Callaghan D.P. McDonogh
7. Vert De Grece
9-3 (Drawn 7)
Joseph G. Murphy S. Foley

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