Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:25 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.67s
  • Off time: 16:26:53
16:25 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toormore (IRE) Evs
2nd Sudirman (USA) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 922114 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Friendship (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 108 14/115.00
3 (2) 1 Dark Blue Giovanni Boldini (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 4/15.00
4 (6) 4558 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Sniper 28
Nag me
2 9-3 G M Lyons E J McNamara 96 50/151.00
5 (5) 53111 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Sudirman (USA) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
2 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 117 15/82.88
6 (1) 11 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Toormore (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes Evs2.00
Non runners
1 (3)Fiscal Focus (IRE)29-3J S BolgerK J Manning
7 (4)421012Wilshire Boulevard (IRE)29-3A P O'BrienJ A Heffernan110

Verdict

Jim Bolger loves this race and wouldn't be running the newcomer Fiscal Focus without good reason though it would be an incredible training performance if he were to land this Group 1. Giovanni Boldini doesn't have the best form in the race, nor even of his two stablemates Friendship and Wilshire Boulevard, but he's obviously very highly regarded as entries in all the big races suggests. His victory in a Dundalk maiden was a good start but both Sudirman, a winner at this level in the Phoenix Stakes over 6f, and the Vintage Stakes winner TOORMORE, have much stronger form. The latter, who already looks a good prospect for the 2000 Guineas, is handed the vote.