Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:15 Alfred Nobel European Breeders Fund Race5f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Round) Yielding, Soft In places (Straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.58s
  • Off time: 14:15:27
14:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Michaelmas (USA) 2/9
2nd Candy Apples (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 2 Dark Blue Michaelmas (USA) 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-2 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 2/91.22
2 (1) Orange, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap The Organ Grinder (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-2 K Prendergast C D Hayes 6/17.00
3 (3) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Bru Mor (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-11 J S Bolger K J Manning 8/19.00
4 (5) GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Candy Apples (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-11 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 25/126.00
5 (4) Dark Blue Supernatural (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-11 C O'Brien F M Berry 16/117.00

Verdict

MICHAELMAS made a fine debut at Leopardstown where he found only Focus In Venice too strong over 6f. He was by no means given a hard time that day and the kindness should be rewarded. The winner's trainer, Jim Bolger, is represented by Bru Mor, another offspring of Intense Focus and closely related to several winners. The Organ Grinder is the first foal of a winning miler and should have plenty of pace while Candy Apples is bred on similar lines. Supernatural should be noted in the betting as she's a speedily-bred filly with several winning relatives.