Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 17:20 Go Racing In Kildare Finale Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,599 4th €1,199
  • Going: Soft (Round: Yielding to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 42.40s
  • Off time: 17:25:55
17:20 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sapphire (IRE) 5/2
2nd Kissable (IRE) 11/1
3rd Amazing Beauty (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 2-33571 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Pink Symphony 70
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 D Wachman W M Lordan 103 12/113.00
2 (9) 16 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-7 J S Bolger K J Manning 99 25/126.00
3 (7) 234350/ PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 168
Nag me
7 9-7 P Nolan J P O'Brien 14/115.00
4 (6) 65421-1 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop What A Charm (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 p J M Oxx J P Murtagh 105 5/23.50
5 (10) 351-540 Black, pink panel & sleeves, pink cap Aoife Alainn (IRE) 42
Nag me
4 9-4 T Collins D P McDonogh 105 20/121.00
6 (1) 330-029 BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Celtic Soprano (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 P D Deegan W J Supple 99 16/117.00
7 (8) 39-5336 Light blue, dark blue inverted triangle, light blue cap Western Pearl 70
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 W J Knight F M Berry 93 16/117.00
8 (13) 5-13725 MAROON Swampfire (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 b J M Oxx B A Curtis 99 10/111.00
9 (3) 937893 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Amazing Beauty (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 8-11 A P O'Brien S Foley 97 16/117.00
10 (2) 323116 Maroon, black cross sashes, white cap Cape Of Good Grace (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 95 13/27.50
11 (5) 133-754 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Kissable (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 8-11 K Prendergast C D Hayes 100 11/112.00
12 (12) 0-10000 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Make My Heart Sing (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 A P O'Brien G F Carroll 82 50/151.00
13 (11) 6-15132 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Sapphire (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-11 D K Weld P J Smullen 107 5/23.50

Verdict

Three-year-olds have the best recent record in this and SAPPHIRE can continue the trend. Dermot Weld's filly found the progressive Manieree too strong in a Group 2 over 1m2f here a month ago but the remainder were well beaten off and the longer trip is a bonus. John Oxx is also represented by a couple from the younger brigade in Swampfire and Cape Of Good Grace but Johnny Murtagh has chosen the four-year-old What A Charm and she looks a live danger. The winner of the Fred Winter at Cheltenham when trained by Arthur Moore, she finished in front of her stablemates and today's rival Kissable when making a successful debut from Celtic Soprano for her new trainer in a Listed contest at Listowel last month and the softer the ground the better for her. Aoife Alainn, a Group 1 winner in Italy, will appreciate the softer ground here but has yet to run beyond 1m2f while it was very fast going when Pink Symphony landed the Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes at Cork in July for which she is penalised.