Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:20 Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes 7f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.92s
  • Off time: 15:22:00
15:20 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Custom Cut (IRE) 25/1
2nd Nephrite 7/2
3rd La Collina (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 533-862 Black & royal blue stripes, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue & black check cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 38
Nag me
4 9-3 M R Channon Martin Harley 105 10/111.00
2 (2) 794-631 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 p K J Condon S Foley 100 14/115.00
3 (5) 5854-20 Purple, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Custom Cut (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 G Kent R P Whelan 102 25/126.00
4 (4) 44/2657- Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 204
Nag me
4 9-3 T Carmody J P Murtagh 108 9/43.25
5 (1) 175251- EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Lady Wingshot (IRE) 154
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 103 7/18.00
6 (6) 11/3- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Nephrite 350
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 7/24.50
7 (3) 17221-2 Red, Yellow Panel, Yellow Chevrons on Sleeves, Red Cap Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 b D K Weld P J Smullen 107 11/26.50
8 (7) 3/56454- MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap La Collina (IRE) 190
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 109 7/18.00
9 (8) 0111-14 Pink, mauve triple diamond, white sleeves, mauve cap Lily's Angel (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 G M Lyons G F Carroll 107 8/19.00

Verdict

Last year's winner Excelebration is by far the best horse to have scored in recent years and Aidan O'Brien runs Nephrite this time. Unbeaten in two juvenile runs, he flopped on his return on this track a year ago and hasn't been seen since but entries in Group races suggest connections still believe in him. Lily's Angel returns from Dubai where she made a winning debut on Tapeta in January before finishing fourth in a Group 2. She's a very smart filly who should go well as should La Collina, who ended the last campaign running well at Group 1 level. YELLOW ROSEBUD and Lady Wingshot are very closely matched in their three runs against each other last season but the former just gets the vote after a pipe-opener on heavy ground here last month. Foxtrot Romeo hasn't had much experience and has scope for further improvement.