Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 13:55 Mongey Communications European Breeders Fund Maiden1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 51.23s
  • Off time: 13:57:21
13:55 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Magician (IRE) 4/5
2nd Bunairgead (IRE) 10/3
3rd Alive Alive Oh 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) Dark Blue League Of Nations (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 8/19.00
2 (5) P Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Mac Lir (USA) 40
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger R P Cleary 25/126.00
3 (4) 92 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Magician (IRE) 17
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 4/51.80
4 (2) 8 ROYAL BLUE, white sash, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, quartered cap Stony Grey (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-5 A Oliver G F Carroll 20/121.00
5 (8) BLACK, white epaulettes, white cap, black stars Alive Alive Oh
Nag me
2 9-0 T Stack W J Lee 11/26.50
6 (1) 0 VERMILLION, cream sleeves & sash, vermillion cuffs, quartered cap Boule De Neige (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-0 M J Grassick N G McCullagh 33/134.00
7 (7) 3 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Bunairgead (IRE) 48
Nag me
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 10/34.33
8 (3) 0 Light blue, maroon spots, light blue sleeves, yellow spots, light blue cap, maroon spots Urban Venture (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-0 P M Verling B A Curtis 33/134.00

Verdict

This is a stiff test on the prevailing ground but hopefully MAGICIAN will be up to the task. Aidan O'Brien's colt put a moderate debut behind him with an excellent second to Mouteab over 7f at Dundalk where he stayed on strongly. He's a son of Galileo as is the Ballydoyle newcomer League Of Nations, who is a full brother to a winning hurdler and out of a 7f winner. Bunairgead also ran well over 7f at Dundalk last time and is the type who will have benefited greatly from the experience while Tommy Stack's filly Alive Alive Oh is the fourth foal of a mare who has already produced three winners so is one to keep an eye on.