Today's racecards

Cork

  • 18:35 Platinum Stakes 1m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.20s
  • Off time: 18:36:51
18:35 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Blue Star (IRE) 20/1
2nd Akira (IRE) 33/1
3rd Beyond Thankful (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 4-20126 Purple, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Custom Cut (IRE) 67
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-0 G Kent D M Grant 109 6/17.00
2 (6) 424454 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-12 p K J Condon F M Berry 104 14/115.00
3 (2) 967179 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 M Halford S Foley 100 16/117.00
4 (4) 71-2531 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Euphrasia (IRE) 83
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4 9-9 J G Murphy G F Carroll 105 14/115.00
5 (10) 89-2762 Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Six of Hearts 17
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9 9-9 p C Ross S H James 97 25/126.00
6 (14) 71-19 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Fort Knox 73
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 106 3/14.00
7 (15) 6-85840 DARK GREEN, yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves,quartered cap Negotiate 37
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5 9-4 t Ms J Morgan R P Whelan 90 40/141.00
8 (11) 66-0201 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap Royal Blue Star (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 b Mrs J Harrington C R King 96 20/121.00
9 (16) 524-400 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Beyond Thankful (IRE) 7
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3 9-2 p J S Bolger K J Manning 97 20/121.00
10 (8) 212475 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Hold The Line (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 t J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 92 33/134.00
12 (5) 31-1 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Secret Recipe 84
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 D K Weld P J Smullen 99 6/17.00
13 (18) 910 WHITE, one red & one green stripe, green & red quartered cap Akira (IRE) 38
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3 8-11 E Doyle N G McCullagh 90 33/134.00
14 (3) P72121 Dark Blue Bronte 24
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3 8-11 p D Wachman W J Lee 92 8/19.00
16 (9) 500302 DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap Snow Queen (IRE) 5
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3 8-11 b A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 104 5/16.00
18 (17) 4-31675 Red, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap, Red stars True Verdict (IRE) 17
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3 8-11 p D Wachman W M Lordan 97 14/115.00
19 43-3630 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Billyford (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-9 L Roche F Lynch 92 33/134.00
Non runners
11 (7)2-139Indian Chief (IRE)39-2A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien110
15 (13)24-2111Pearl Of Africa (IRE)38-11E LynamF Lynch98
17 (12)156-374Starbright38-11K PrendergastC D Hayes97
208/73565-Lightening Stricks (IRE)69-9M J TynanReserve 283

Verdict

Three-year-olds have won the last four of these and are strongly represented here. INDIAN CHIEF looked very smart when a close third to Libertarian and Trading Leather in the Dante and the subsequent performances of the first two suggested he should have gone to Royal Ascot with a winning chance. He didn't appear to enjoy the very quick ground there and looks ready to get back on track. Aidan O'Brien also runs Snow Queen but she's been disappointing this season though the soft ground may enable her to do better. Bronte has been going well in handicaps and deserves a crack at this level though Pearl Of Africa looks to have more of a chance after looking much improved at the Curragh. Fort Knox, a Listed winner at Leopardstown in April, ran poorly in the Irish 2000 Guineas but the fast ground was against him and he should be shown in a better light here.