Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:00 Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places on Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.36s
  • Off time: 15:00:37
15:00 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st East India 11/2
2nd Portage (IRE) 14/1
3rd I Will Excel (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap East India
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 11/26.50
2 (9) Grey, Black seams, Black cap Frozen Lake (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 14/115.00
3 (2) 527 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star I Will Excel (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 9-5 M O'Callaghan F Lynch 96 7/18.00
4 (10) Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue cap, dark blue stripes Mufrad (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 11/112.00
6 (5) MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Portage (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 14/115.00
7 (1) Purple & yellow chevrons, maroon sleeves & cap Qatea (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx C T Keane 50/151.00
8 (7) 2 Dark Blue St Patrick's Day (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 4/61.67
9 (4) Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Torrey Pines (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien 16/117.00
10 (3) 05 WHITE & BLACK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, red cap Zebed (IRE) 44
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx F M Berry 50/151.00
11 (11) Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap Zylan (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 25/126.00
Non runners
5 (8)5Parish Boy29-5J S BolgerK J Manning

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien won this with Australia a year ago while Jim Bolger won it three times in succession including with Teofilo and New Approach. The former has three entered this time. East India is by Galileo and a half-brother to seven winners and fellow newcomer Torrey Pines is by the same sire and out of a mare who has produced useful winners with her first three foals. ST PATRICKS DAY started odds-on for his debut at Naas but was beaten in a slowly-run affair by Crescent. This should be much more to his liking and he's taken to go one better. Jim Bolger runs Parish Boy, who came from a long way behind at Leopardstown and will have come on a bundle for the experience. I Will Excel has performed with credit in strong company and looks certain to be thereabouts while Mufrad could prove best of the remainder.