Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:15 Manguard Plus Solonaway Stakes 1m

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (5) 081024 Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 t Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 107 1001
2 (1) 244540 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 p K J Condon S Foley 103 1001
3 (10) 052610 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 G M Lyons C T Keane 117 1001
4 (2) 1-11130 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Stuccodor (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 v D K Weld P J Smullen 104 1001
5 (3) 14-11 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Darwin 57
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 114 1001
6 (4) 858400 DARK GREEN, yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves,quartered cap Negotiate 40
Nag me
5 9-4 pt Ms J Morgan K J Manning 88 1001
7 (6) 425532 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 9-2 D Marnane F Lynch 107 1001
8 (7) 71-194 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Fort Knox 40
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 105 1001
9 (9) 2-1393 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Indian Chief (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 106 1001
10 (8) 1156 Purple, red star, red cap, white diamonds Sruthan (IRE) 94
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-2 P D Deegan C D Hayes 106 1001

Verdict

DARWIN has made a big impression since arriving from the USA and his victory over 7f here in July could hardly have been given a bigger boost by the runner-up Gordon Lord Byron. Aidan O'Brien's charge is still in the Champion Stakes and the QEII so this should be within his capabilities. Brendan Brackan won a handicap at this fixture a year ago when there was some give in the ground, as there was when he scored at Galway in July, so any rain would aid his cause. Elleval's last success was at Meydan in February but he's been going well at this sort of level while the selection's stablemate Indian Chief, third in the Dante, is surely better than he showed when last of three at Killarney.