Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:30 Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes 7f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Soft (Yielding to Soft on Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.95s
  • Off time: 15:32:20
15:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lolly For Dolly (IRE) 9/2
2nd The Cheka (IRE) 8/1
3rd Luisant 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 001164- White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue checked sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Regal Parade 182
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 121 9/43.25
2 (5) 34-3817 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Across The Rhine (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 T Collins P Shanahan 105 20/121.00
3 (4) 582486- MAROON & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Croisultan (IRE) 148
Nag me
5 9-1 L McAteer N G McCullagh 106 33/134.00
4 (2) 1/22311- EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Emulous 168
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 D K Weld P J Smullen 111 4/15.00
5 (9) 11845-1 Grey, pink star & sleeves, pink star on cap Lolly For Dolly (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 b T Stack W M Lordan 107 9/25.50
6 (3) 22131-3 Orange, Emerald Green chevron, White cap Luisant 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-1 J Nash F M Berry 109 9/25.50
7 (1) 546825- Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap The Cheka (IRE) 127
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 Eve Johnson Houghton J P Murtagh 107 8/19.00
8 (7) 1- Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Youm Mutamiez (USA) 135
Nag me
4 9-1 P D Deegan W J Supple 10/111.00
9 (6) 52135-5 YELLOW, blue spots, yellow slvs, blue cap Paraphernalia (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 D Wachman W J Lee 99 25/126.00

Verdict

Soft conditions in Ireland have tempted Dandy Nicholls to saddle dual Group 1 winner REGAL PARADE for this and though he has a big penalty to contend with and has bigger fish to fry later he has the class to see him home. Fellow English raider The Cheka is another who will enjoy the conditions though he's likely to be seen to better advantage over another furlong. Emulous is the type to go on to better things and followed a Group 3 success on soft ground at Tipperary with an impressive Listed victory over a mile at Naas. Lolly For Dolly had Paraphernalia behind when landing a Group 3 over a mile here a fortnight ago but it would be no surprise to see the form reversed over this trip. The admirably consistent Luisant is rarely far away and could take advantage if the principals are short of fitness.