Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:00 Most Improved European Breeders Fund Race5f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.61s
  • Off time: 14:00:06
14:00 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Great War (USA) 1/9
2nd Bwana (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 21 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Bwana (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 7/18.00
2 (2) 1 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap The Great War (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 1/91.11
3 (6) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fresh Focus (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-2 t1 J S Bolger K J Manning 14/115.00
4 (4) grey,purple panel, check cap Intense Style (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-2 J S Bolger R P Whelan (3) 33/134.00
5 (5) Dark blue, mauve stars, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars on cap Arriana (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-11 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 33/134.00
6 (3) 65 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Bluerince Lady (IRE) 11
Nag me
2 8-11 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 66/167.00

Verdict

THE GREAT WAR landed the odds with the minimum of fuss at Tipperary on his debut with Bluerince Lady back in fifth. The Ballydoyle colt should have too much for Bwana and gets the nod to follow up. The latter scored in heavy ground at Cork last month but has yet to race on a fast surface. Kevin Manning's presence suggests Fresh Focus is preferred to stablemate Intense Style and the former also makes more appeal than fellow newcomer Arriana.