Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:25 High Chaparral European Breeders Fund Mooresbridge Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner €47,125 2nd €13,775 3rd €6,526 4th €2,174
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.41s
  • Off time: 16:26:57
16:25 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Windsor Palace (IRE) 66/1
2nd St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 2/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 13351-2 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-8 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 124 2/51.40
2 (5) 121238- YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 220
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 107 25/126.00
3 (2) 111-427 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 H Rogers P J Smullen 97 66/167.00
4 (6) 619-4 Black & pink quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap Parkers Mill (IRE) 43
Nag me
4 9-3 T Stack W M Lordan 97 25/126.00
5 (4) 733/143 Dark Blue Robin Hood (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 b A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 98 33/134.00
6 (7) 13-12 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Sharestan (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-3 J M Oxx J P Murtagh 108 5/23.50
7 (3) 6/655-03 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Windsor Palace (IRE) 15
Nag me
7 9-3 b A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 99 66/167.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won this for the past two years with long odds-on chances Fame And Glory and So You Think and is ensuring there is no hanging around for ST NICHOLAS ABBEY by entering both Robin Hood and Windsor Palace. The former took a race to warm up last season before an outstanding campaign culminating in his Breeders' Cup Turf success but arrives here on the back of another brilliant effort in the Dubai Sheema Classic and is hard to oppose. Bob Le Beau was beaten 10 lengths in this last year but it was no disgrace and he had a successful campaign which included a Listed success on soft ground at Limerick. Sharestan, the Irish Lincolnshire winner, made the classy Famous Name pull out all the stops at Leopardstown and the selection has little margin for error against an opponent in top form who will love the conditions.