The GAIN Railway Stakes
Group 2, Curragh 18:45
Winner: €47,200,
2yo only, 6f   
Saturday 18th July 2020

1 Laws Of Indices 66/1
2 Lucky Vega 3/1
3 Arctician 17/2
7 ran Distances: ½l, 2¾l, hd
Time: 1m 14.49s (slow by 3.09s)

A step up to seven furlongs looks likely for Laws Of Indices following his success at The Curragh, according to trainer Ken Condon.

Eastern Voice and Forest Of Dreams cut out the early pace, but they dropped out of contention in the final two furlongs.

When Laws Of Indices hit the front under Chris Hayes it was not long before he was challenged by Lucky Vega. The pair settled down to fight it out and it was the complete outsider of the seven runners who would not be denied. The Power colt prevailed by half a length, with Artician third. 

Condon said: “The price looks an insult now but I suppose he just fell in, in an auction maiden at Navan getting all the allowances.

“Fair play to the owners, he was a horse that we liked. He ran early on in Naas and he’s obviously made improvement as he’s gone along.

“Certainly he’s made a huge step forward. I would have been delighted with a place.

“He travelled through the race quite well and he’s a horse that had shown us at home that he wants seven and they needed to stay today as it’s slow ground. He got to the line well and galloped through it.”

He went on: “At Naas he was in the gates quite a bit, was slowly away and maybe didn’t handle the ridges.

“He took a lot from it and gained a bit of experience. Then he went on to Navan on soft ground and a furlong out you’d say he would be fourth, but he hit the line very well there.

“To be honest I didn’t see a win coming today and would have been delighted with a good run. He’s obviously come forward well again.

“He’s entitled to run in all the good races now, he’s well entered up. He’s in the Phoenix and the National Stakes.

“The Railway is always a very strong race so he’ll take his chance in those races.”

GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2)
Winner: €47,200, 2yo only, 6f
7 ran
Going: Yielding

1 (7)      Laws Of Indices 2 9-5 K J Condon Chris Hayes 66/1
2 (5)
½ Lucky Vega 2 9-5 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 3/1
3 (1) Arctician 2 9-5 P Twomey W J Lee 17/2
4 (2)
hd Merchants Quay 2 9-5 A P O'Brien Wayne Lordan 5/2
5 (6)
¾ To Glory 2 9-5 G M Lyons Colin Keane 9/4F
6 (4)
½ Eastern Voice 2 9-5 J S Bolger Kevin Manning 11/1
7 (3)
½ Forest Of Dreams 2 9-5 A P O'Brien Michael Hussey 11/1