Curragh

  • 16:20 Kildare Village China Race Day Maiden1m 2f

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Soft (Staright Course: Soft to Heavy)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.00s
  • Off time: 16:21:13
16:20 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vedani (IRE) 9/1
2nd An Saincheann (IRE) 5/1
3rd Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) White & black diamonds, white sleeves, black diamond on cap Redoak (IRE)
Nag me
4 10-4 C P Donoghue M C Hussey 33/134.00
2 (10) 55 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Steel Toe Cap (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 10-4 A Oliver F M Berry 12/113.00
3 (1) 00 DARK BLUE & LIGHT BLUE HALVED, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Allyonice (IRE) 4
Nag me
8 9-13 F G Hand J A Heffernan 66/167.00
4 (7) 0- Pink, purple spots, purple armlet, pink cap, purple spots At Boolavogue (IRE) 235
Nag me
3 9-5 W T Farrell C O'Donoghue 25/126.00
5 (8) 7 Emerald Green, red epaulets Vedani (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 J M Oxx B A Curtis 9/110.00
6 (2) 0- Dark Blue Warwick Avenue (IRE) 249
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 5/23.50
7 (4) 635- Emerald Green, red epaulets Zalantoun (IRE) 212
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 81 9/43.25
8 (6) 3 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap An Saincheann (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 5/16.00
9 (5) 5 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-0 P D Deegan C D Hayes 9/25.50
10 (3) 5 PURPLE, orange sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Killourney Empress (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 9-0 T Doyle W J Lee 33/134.00

Verdict

Zalantoun looked a certain future winner when third in a big field here in October but let supporters down when odds-on at Dundalk a month later. Back on ground with plenty of give he's a threat to all but it's AN SAINCHEANN who looks the one to be on. Jim Bolger's filly made her debut over 7f at Gowran last month and attracted plenty of support. She showed good pace for a long way and with that under her belt should gain her first success. Warwick Avenue started favourite for his debut in a big field at Navan in October but trailed in almost last. The Montjeu colt should come into his own this season and must be kept on the right side. Faanan Aldaar ran quite well on his debut over this C&D and is expected to have gained considerable benefit from the experience.