Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:35 Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.79s
  • Off time: 15:36:15
15:35 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Australia 3/10
2nd Carla Bianca (IRE) 14/1
3rd Juniper Tree 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) 2 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Australia 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 3/101.30
2 (11) 8 Royal blue Billboard (IRE) 55
Nag me
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 33/134.00
4 (12) Dark Blue Juniper Tree
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 10/111.00
5 (8) 3 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kerkeni (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 5/16.00
6 (5) Dark green,white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, dark Green cap,white diamonds Moonmeister (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 b1 Ms J Morgan W M Lordan 50/151.00
7 (6) 93 Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Political Policy (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 33/134.00
8 (1) YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap San Quentin (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 C O'Brien C D Hayes 50/151.00
9 (10) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Spring Focus (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 12/113.00
10 (4) BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Carla Bianca (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 14/115.00
11 (7) Dark blue, red & white striped sleeves, dark blue cap Chicago Girl (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 25/126.00
12 (2) WHITE, red diamond, red sleeves, white chevrons, red cap, white stars Gorteo (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (3)Captain Teemo (IRE)29-5G M LyonsG F Carroll

Verdict

AUSTRALIA, a son of Galileo out of the brilliant Ouija Board, looked a relatively cheap buy at 525,000gns given his illustrious pedigree and started a short-priced favourite on his debut here last month. Unfortunately for his supporters he badly missed the break and had too much to do but stayed on strongly at the finish behind Renaissance Art and compensation awaits. Kerkeni wasn't far behind in third so it's significant that John Oxx is willing to take on the runner-up again while the winner's trainer is represented by the well-connected Spring Focus. Another son of Galileo, Juniper Tree, looks the Ballydoyle second string but Dermot Weld's horses are going well and the filly Carla Bianca is worth noting for the future though she'll probably need further.