Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:25 Newbridge Grassroots Festival Renaissance Stakes 6f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.28s
  • Off time: 14:27:26
14:25 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Russian Soul (IRE) 7/1
2nd Artistic Jewel (IRE) 7/2
3rd Farmleigh House (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 371015 White, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green sleeves, white chevrons, pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-8 T D Barron F M Berry 109 7/18.00
2 (4) 024324 RED, white sleeves, red seams, white & red striped cap Balmont Mast (IRE) 118
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 E Lynam J P Murtagh 112 11/26.50
3 (1) 11-2711 BLACK, royal blue sash, royal blue cap, black spots Cape Of Approval (IRE) 90
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-5 T Stack W J Lee 107 8/19.00
4 (11) 40-9004 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap Dandy Boy (ITY) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 t D Marnane F Lynch 104 14/115.00
5 (8) 129515 RED, black and white hooped cap Farmleigh House (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 W J Martin N G McCullagh 108 20/121.00
6 (10) 12-1529 RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 84
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 B Lalor R P Cleary 112 6/17.00
7 (13) 22-7978 White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 D Marnane G F Carroll 100 25/126.00
8 (12) 422513 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 9-5 p M Halford S Foley 107 7/18.00
9 (3) 132S4-5 Dark Blue Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 133
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 111 6/17.00
10 (7) 1623-17 ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Rawaaq 125
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-3 D K Weld P J Smullen 102 20/121.00
11 (9) 731300 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Scotland Forever (IRE) 57
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-3 J P Shanahan R P Whelan 89 40/141.00
12 (2) 1326-11 Black & white quartered, emerald green sleeves, white cap Artistic Jewel (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 E S Mcmahon S M Levey 108 7/24.50
14 (6) 210856 White & royal blue chevrons, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 T Stack L Dettori 103 14/115.00
Non runners
13 (14)5-22334Boston Rocker (IRE)39-0E LynamD P McDonogh100

Verdict

Maarek, who has changed stables, won this a year ago and would have a fine chance of completing the double if getting away with the field but a slow start has ruined his prospects in recent races. He was a couple of lengths behind Cape Of Approval at Cork in June but with a 5lb pull should reverse the form with Tommy Stack's charge. Russian Soul has never been a prolific winner but is generally thereabouts at this level but it's ARTISTIC JEWEL who gets the nod. Ed McMahon's filly has really found her form this summer and completed a double in Listed company at Haydock and Pontefract. She should be good enough though Cristoforo Colombo is the fly in the ointment as he reverts to sprinting after failing to last the trip in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.