Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 18:40 Goffs Vincent O'Brien Stakes 7f

  • Winner €116,000 2nd €38,000 3rd €18,000 4th €6,000
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.50s
  • Off time: 18:40:19
18:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Approach (IRE) 2/5
2nd Designs On Rome (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 344111 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Ayaar (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 M R Channon Martin Harley 104 20/121.00
3 (2) 1111 Royal blue Dawn Approach (IRE) 88
Nag meCourse Winner
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 115 2/51.40
4 (7) 3412 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Designs On Rome (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-3 P J Flynn D M Grant 91 28/129.00
5 (6) 12 Pink Flying The Flag (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 12/113.00
6 (5) 232321 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 6
Nag meCourse Winner
2 9-3 pt J S Bolger R P Whelan 105 12/113.00
7 (3) 41 Dark Blue Nevis (IRE) 58
Nag me
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 9/25.50
8 (1) 3114 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Probably (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
2 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 106 12/113.00
Non runners
2 (8)132SCristoforo Colombo (USA)29-3A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien112

Verdict

Jim Bolger has been very patient with DAWN APPROACH who hasn't seen a racecourse since landing the Coventry Stakes in June. The form of that Ascot victory has worked out very well and this looks within his capabilities. Joseph O'Brien is booked to ride Cristoforo Colombo providing he arrives in time after Doncaster and his mount was travelling ominously well when slipping up in the Phoenix Stakes here last month. He was only a length behind Dawn Approach at Ascot but was then surprisingly beaten by today's rival Probably here when the race appeared to come too soon. He can reverse the form with the winner while stablemate Flying The Flag is no forlorn hope having showed signs of immaturity behind First Cornerstone in the Group 2 Futurity over the C&D. Yet another from the yard, Nevis, easily won a Leopardstown maiden and though this is very much tougher he looks a nice type for the future.