Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes
Group 1, Curragh 16:05
€400,000 guaranteed,
2yo, 7f, Class 1   
Sunday 11th September 2022

Johnny Murtagh has suggested a step up to seven furlongs is on the cards for Shartash following his staying-on third behind Little Big Bear in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

Shartash had won two of his three previous starts and earned his step up to Group One company when flying home late to touch off Little Big Bear’s stablemate Blackbeard in the Group Two Railway Stakes.

Although outpaced at a crucial stage in the six-furlong event at the weekend behind the hugely impressive 2000 Guineas favourite, he did his best work in the latter stages to almost grab second from Persian Force.

Murtagh now plans to continue campaigning the son of Invincible Spirit at the highest level, with the extra furlong of the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes back at the Curragh on September 11 making plenty of appeal.

“I was very happy with the run and we are looking at the National Stakes next, all going well,” said Murtagh.

“He looked like he was going to stay seven the other day with the way he stayed on. He just got outpaced at an important part of the race, but we were delighted by the way he stayed on.”

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Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1)
€400,000 guaranteed, 2yo only, 7f
68 entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 1 Aesop's Fables 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
2 4 Agathon 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
3 21743 Age Of Kings 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
4 41 Alder 2 9-5 Donnacha O'Brien
5 Alexandroupolis 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
6 32135 Apache Outlaw 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
7 21 Auguste Rodin 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
8 111421 Blackbeard 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
9 Boxing Alex 2 9-5 David Loughnane
10 114 Bradsell 2 9-5 Archie Watson
11 2 Cairo 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
12 Canute 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
13 Change Sings 2 9-5 P Twomey
14 8 Chiketto 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
15 236 Congo River 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
16 Covent Garden 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
17 17 Crypto Force 2 9-5 M D O'Callaghan
18 Dark Side 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
19 1 Denmark 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
20 118 Dornoch Castle 2 9-5 Charlie & Mark Johnston
21 455 Dubawi Spectre 2 9-5 Mrs John Harrington
22 23 Fleetfoot 2 9-5 J S Bolger
23 41 Flying Honours 2 9-5 Charlie Appleby
24 516 Galeron 2 9-5 Charles Hills
25 3 Gimmie Shelter 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
26 912 Goa Gajah 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
27 524 Greenland 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
28 Gulf Of Mexico 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
29 21 Hans Andersen 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
30 22 Hiawatha 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
31 51 Indestructible 2 9-5 M D O'Callaghan
32 131 Killybegs Warrior 2 9-5 Charlie & Mark Johnston
33 Kings Time 2 9-5 Mrs John Harrington
34 213 Lakota Seven 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
35 115 Lion Of War 2 9-5 Charlie & Mark Johnston
36 21111 Little Big Bear 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
37 3111 Marbaan 2 9-5 Charlie Fellowes
38 Milwaukee 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
39 5 Mister Mister 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
40 616 Montesilvano 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
41 Mr Lincoln 2 9-5 Joseph G Murphy
42 64 Nation's Call 2 9-5 D K Weld
43 111 Naval Power 2 9-5 Charlie Appleby
44 11 Noble Style 2 9-5 Charlie Appleby
45 Paddington 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
46 51255 Pearling Path 2 9-5 John Stephen O'Donoghue
47 11212 Persian Force 2 9-5 Richard Hannon
48 Pop Star 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
49 Prague 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
50 11 Proud And Regal 2 9-5 Donnacha O'Brien
51 2 Salt Lake City 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
52 Saturn 2 9-5 Mrs John Harrington
53 3 Sea Legend 2 9-5 J A Stack
54 8 Semblance Of Order 2 9-5 A Oliver
55 3113 Shartash 2 9-5 J P Murtagh
56 36 Sierra Blanca 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
57 41 Silver Knott 2 9-5 Charlie Appleby
58 117321 The Antarctic 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
59 8 The First And Last 2 9-5 Mrs John Harrington
60 92354 Thunderbear 2 9-5 Jack W Davison
61 Time Tells All 2 9-5 D K Weld
62 22 Tiverton 2 9-5 D K Weld
63 3 Valiant King 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
64 42241 Victoria Road 2 9-5 A P O'Brien
65 12 Victory Dance 2 9-5 Charlie Appleby
66 41241 Voce Del Palio 2 9-5 Joseph O'Brien
67 Walsingham 2 9-5 D K Weld
68 42 Yosemite Valley 2 9-5 Donnacha O'Brien

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