Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 17:30 Laura Foster Celebrating Mother's Day Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Soft (Yielding to Soft on Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 22.67s
  • Off time: 17:30:56
17:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Torphichen 6/1
2nd Captain Dancer (IRE) 10/1
3rd Jumbo Rio (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 78/1170- ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 162
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-12 N Meade E J McNamara (3) 88 20/121.00
2 (6) 202125- PURPLE, yellow stars, halved sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Sean Og Coulston (IRE) 182
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 9-12 J J Coleman C A Landers (10) 88 16/117.00
3 (12) 130040- BROWN, white cap, purple spots Tovaria 149
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 E P Harty P Shanahan 87 12/113.00
4 (4) 123322/ Red, white cap Jumbo Rio (IRE) 65
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-10 E J O'Grady D P McDonogh 86 11/26.50
5 (1) 241420- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rock Medley (IRE) 175
Nag me
4 9-10 t J S Bolger K J Manning 86 8/19.00
6 (10) 00110-8 MAROON, black spots, emerald green sleeves, orange spots, white cap Hawkhill (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 9-9 p M Halford J P Killahena (10) 85 10/111.00
7 (8) 21242/ LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Torphichen 49
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 p E J O'Grady F M Berry 83 6/17.00
8 (7) 283122- WHITE, royal blue spots Captain Dancer (IRE) 174
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-6 R P Burns W M Lordan 82 10/111.00
9 (14) 221520- ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Scots Gaelic (IRE) 177
Nag me
4 9-2 P J Flynn D M Grant 78 16/117.00
10 (5) 131013- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Force Of Habit 142
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 b D K Weld P J Smullen 76 7/18.00
12 (2) 2/55018- YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silver Shuffle (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 J G Coogan S H James (7) 74 12/113.00
13 (9) 223472- RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, red sleeves, hooped cap Big Bad Billy Bob (IRE) 262
Nag me
4 8-11 P J Flynn K T Maher (7) 73 20/121.00
14 (3) 692090- EMERALD GREEN, red spots, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Articilitis (IRE) 160
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 D McDonogh D J Moran 66 33/134.00
Non runners
11 (13)02216-6Leah Claire (IRE)58-13M PalussiereJ P Murtagh75

Verdict

LEAH CLAIRE was in good form throughout last season and carried her improvement through to hurdles where she ran well without winning. She returned to the Flat at Leopardstown last week and showed up well enough behind Celtic Dane to suggest she is up to winning again. Jumbo Rio is a high-class hurdler who reverts to the Flat on what could prove to be a very handy mark though the trip looks on the short side as it does for stablemate Torphichen, who has been in fine form over fences this winter. Force Of Habit has shot up the weights after his three victories on the Flat last year and he's 11lb higher than when scoring at Dundalk in October. Sean Og Coulston was in excellent form last season though over shorter trips and it remains to be seen whether he stays this far.