Curragh

  • 16:15 Go Racing In Kildare Festival Finale Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner €27,625 2nd €8,500 3rd €4,250 4th €1,700
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.88s
  • Off time: 16:17:42
16:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hazarafa (IRE) 12/1
2nd Roses For The Lady (IRE) 3/1
3rd Celtic Soprano (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 52-1336 Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Roses For The Lady (IRE) 31
Nag me
4 9-7 J M Oxx F M Berry 108 3/14.00
3 (13) 505416 WHITE & MAROON CHEVRONS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Zaralabad (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 t C F Swan W J Lee 95 16/117.00
4 (5) 1-16783 BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Celtic Soprano (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 P D Deegan W J Supple 91 14/115.00
5 (9) 936551 WHITE, black disc, black cap, white star Harriers Call (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-4 J C Hayden K Latham 103 15/28.50
6 (2) 3/46-045 MAROON, white hoop, maroon cap, white spots Montbretia 25
Nag me
5 9-4 E P Harty W M Lordan 93 16/117.00
8 (11) 1-44215 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Karasiyra (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 96 12/113.00
9 (10) 8-11 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Rain Forest 150
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 11/43.75
10 (8) 71422 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Zerashan (IRE) 49
Nag me
3 9-0 M Halford D P McDonogh 96 10/111.00
11 (1) 64-155 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Hazarafa (IRE) 114
Nag me
3 8-11 J M Oxx B A Curtis 96 12/113.00
12 (3) 755355 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Lady Lupus (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-11 b A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 103 6/17.00
13 (4) 13 Emerald green, orange chevron, orange & white quartered cap Syann (IRE) 41
Nag me
3 8-11 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 12/113.00
Non runners
1 (12)443122She's Our Mark69-9P J FlynnK J Manning107
7 (6)01-5272Address Unknown39-0D K WeldP J Smullen106

Verdict

Lady Lupus won at this meeting a year ago but that was her only success in 11 starts. She's been tried at a much higher level and at a range of distances and Johnny Murtagh overlooks her in favour of the progressive Rain Forest, though the latter isn't certain to be suited by today's ground as it was fast when she impressed at Gowran last time. Address Unknown has only raced on ground with some give once, on her racecourse debut, and she floundered in the mud that day. She's made dramatic improvement but she's untried in these conditions subsequently and may not be suited. ROSES FOR THE LADY is much better on ground with plenty of give as she showed when runner-up to Sariska in last year's Oaks here. All of her runs this season have been on faster going and she is expected to bounce back provided the ground doesn't dry out. She's Our Mark can never be ruled out of these races and she has been in superb form over shorter trips recently.