Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
Group 3, Leopardstown, 15:40
€100,000 added,
1m 2f, Class 1  
Sunday 10th May 2015


1 Success Days 8/13F
2 Summaya 2/1
3 Carbon Dating 20/1
NR: Order Of St George (IRE)
4 ran Distances: 10l, 5½l, 21l
TIME 2m 19.50s (slow by 17.00s)

Success Days is an impressive winner of the Derby Trial for Shane Foley and Ken Condon

Success Days
© Caroline Norris
Success Days

Success Days once again relished the testing conditions as he swept to an emphatic victory.

Surprise winner of the Ballysax Stakes over the course and distance four weeks earlier, flooring the well-touted John F Kennedy in the process, Ken Condon's admirable grey got his own way in front.

The 8-13 favourite never looked like being caught after he took several lengths from his three rivals on the turn for home and Shane Foley rode him out as he pulled 10 lengths clear of Summaya in second.

The Group Three heat lost some of its gloss when Aidan O'Brien's intended runner Order Of St George was a late withdrawal.

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby remains the big target for Success Days, but he could be supplemented for the Investec Derby if the ground is soft at Epsom.

Condon said: "I've always said he's an undemonstrative colt but he's improving away quickly.

"He's very relaxed and has the temperament to keep improving. He obviously needs to, but he keeps delivering.

"The Irish Derby is on the agenda. We'll see how the Dante works out and, if it came up soft, we would have to give serious consideration to supplementing him for Epsom.

"If it doesn't I'd be happy to sit and wait for the Irish Derby."


Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes
1m 2f , Race Value: €100,000
4 ran
Going: Heavy (Soft in places)

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (2) Success Days (IRE) 8/13f S Foley
K J Condon 3
2nd (4) 10 Summaya (IRE) 2/1 L F Roche
D K Weld 3
3rd (1) Carbon Dating (IRE) 20/1 D P McDonogh
J P Shanahan 3
4th (3) 21 Cradle Mountain (IRE) 8/1 D O'Brien
A P O'Brien 3
NR (5) Order Of St George (IRE) 6/4 J P O'Brien
A P O'Brien 3

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