Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:05 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden6f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 19.10s
  • Off time: 14:06:42
14:05 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bertie Le Belge (IRE) 16/1
2nd Cape Clear Island (IRE) 11/8
3rd Cape Wolfe 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap Baldonnel (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 6/17.00
2 (3) YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Bertie Le Belge (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 16/117.00
3 (6) RED, white spots, white cap Brokopondo (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 Miss E McCutcheon D P McDonogh 50/151.00
4 (4) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Cape Clear Island (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 11/82.38
5 (9) WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Cape Wolfe
Nag me
2 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 16/117.00
7 (2) MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Popularity (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 3/14.00
10 (14) Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 E Lynam W J Lee 12/113.00
11 (12) Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Fashion Forward (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 A Oliver S Foley 66/167.00
12 (10) PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Future Icon
Nag me
2 9-0 E Lynam W M Lordan 20/121.00
13 (7) PURPLE, orange sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star La Bella Rose (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 20/121.00
14 (15) Purple, white panel, purple cap Pretty Famous (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 12/113.00
15 (5) 9 Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black diamonds on cap Windsor Higgins (IRE) 25
Nag me
2 9-0 Steven E Ryder C R King (3) 66/167.00
Non runners
6 (11)Laharde29-5D MarnaneF Lynch
8 (8)U S Navy Seal (USA)29-5A P O'BrienJ A Heffernan
9 (13)2Vert De Grece (IRE)29-5J G MurphyF M Berry

Verdict

Jim Bolger won this last year so Popularity, who is by Cape Cross out of a winning miler, is likely to attract support. Dermot Weld's Baldonnel is a half-brother to a Group 3 winner and out of a mare from the family of Daylami and Dalakhani so he has to be on the shortlist along with Johnny Murtagh's filly La Bella Rose, who should be ideally suited to this trip. Aidan O'Brien doesn't have a great strike-rate with his juveniles this season but things should start to pick up soon and he has two entries here. Joseph has chosen to ride CAPE CLEAR ISLAND so he would be expected to have the edge over U S Navy Seal though the latter cost a lot more money and is related to the high-class USA sprinter Pomeroy. Vert De Grece had several much better fancied rivals behind when an excellent second to the experienced Convergence at Leopardstown on Friday and if making a quick reappearance would have to be considered.