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Boundless Ocean

Boundless Ocean was unlucky not to finish closer than he did in the Group 3 Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday. Held up early on by Luke McAteer behind a good pace that I Am Magic set, he was eighth of the nine runners as they raced around the home turn, and along the inside. The false rail was a help when they turned for home, it opened up on the far side as they passed the two-furlong marker, and Boundless Ocean picked up when his rider asked him to. But it all got tight towards the inside at the furlong pole, he ran into a cul de sac and he had to be snatched up. He ran on again close home when he got a gap, finishing fourth in the end, just a length behind the winner Glounthaune, and leaving the impression that he had more left to give. He was in front 50 yards past the line.

This was a really competitive race, as the Killavullan Stakes usually is. The winner had finished sixth in the Dewhurst Stakes on his previous run and, with a clearer run through the race, Boundless Ocean could have run him close. Boundless Ocean himself had made his racecourse debut just two days earlier, when he was run down close home by Dark Vega in a strong-looking maiden at The Curragh. Jim Bolger’s colt holds an entry in the Group 3 Eyrefield Stakes back at Leopardstown on Saturday, he will be of interest if he lines up in that, and he will be an exciting prospect for next season.
Leopardstown, 16th October 2021