Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 17:15 Curragh Finale Of 2013 Maiden1m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places on straight course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.58s
  • Off time: 17:21:26
17:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mckinley 7/1
2nd Cape Glory (IRE) 15/8
3rd Shield (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 28 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Conan's Rock 153
Nag me
4 9-12 J T Gorman D A McCormack (5) 16/117.00
2 (12) GREY, maroon spots, grey sleeves, striped cap Forest Hawk (IRE)
Nag me
5 9-12 t1 J C McConnell G J Phillips (7) 50/151.00
3 (13) 5 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, yellow cap, royal blue star Marty's Magic (IRE) 40
Nag me
4 9-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 10/111.00
4 (11) 0 Royal blue & yellow diabolo, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Prof Walshe (IRE) 15
Nag me
7 9-12 S G O'Donnell J A Heffernan 50/151.00
5 (9) 0 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Shield (IRE) 49
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-12 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 9/110.00
6 (14) 0 PURPLE, orange seams, purple cap Thuigim (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 9-12 T O'Brien C R King (5) 50/151.00
7 (2) 00 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Balkinstown (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 9-5 F Flood N G McCullagh 50/151.00
8 (1) 78 White, red disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Benkei (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 9-5 T Kodama D P McDonogh 33/134.00
9 (8) 4-32 White, maroon star, maroon armlet, check cap Cape Glory (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-5 M Halford S Foley 79 15/82.88
10 (4) 7 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Cliff House (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-5 J J Walsh R P Whelan (3) 50/151.00
11 (10) 422070 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap Gerdago (IRE) 36
Nag me
3 9-5 t K J Condon W J Lee 65 25/126.00
12 (3) 4-5 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron, hooped sleeves, check cap Mckinley 15
Nag me
3 9-5 P Hickey K J Manning 7/18.00
13 (6) 642 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Rae's Creek 125
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 6/42.50
14 (7) 53 Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Why Me 55
Nag me
3 9-5 J C McConnell G F Carroll 20/121.00

Verdict

Shield won a Leopardstown bumper in March but was beaten a distance on his reappearance at Ballinrobe in August so is best watched for now. RAE'S CREEK started favourite on his last start at Fairyhouse in June but couldn't quite cope with Venus De Milo. Given the subsequent exploits of the winner that was no surprise and, if ready for this after a break, he will take all the beating. Cape Glory is making decent progress and should be winning soon if his run behind Timikar at Roscommon is anything to go by and he holds Mckinley on that run though the latter was having his first start since December.