Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:10 Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital European Breeders Fund Fillies Handicap1m

  • Winner €16,900 2nd €4,940 3rd €2,339 4th €780
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.15s
  • Off time: 16:10:57
16:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 9/2
2nd Saratoga Baby (IRE) 5/1
3rd Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 524-211 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-12 E Lynam J P Murtagh 88 9/25.50
2 (3) 7-05691 Emerald green & white hoops, yellow sleeves, dark green cap Angela's Dream (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-9 G M Lyons C T Keane (5) 85 12/113.00
3 (2) 341220 Black, pink star, pink sleeves, black stars, black cap Saratoga Baby (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 t Peter Fahey R P Whelan (3) 77 5/16.00
4 (1) 2104 Purple, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Tropical Mist (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 9-8 h G Kent D M Grant 84 12/113.00
5 (9) 223212 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap One True Love (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 83 4/15.00
6 (6) 341-126 BEIGE, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-6 G M Lyons G F Carroll 82 7/18.00
7 (8) 047-956 ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, pink sleeves & cap So Devoted (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 9-1 W T Farrell W M Lordan 69 5/16.00
8 (5) 6-22653 Dark blue, beige seams, beige sleeves, dark blue seams, beige cap Conversational (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-12 p1 A Oliver C D Hayes 74 12/113.00
9 (4) 036246 RED & BLACK DIABOLO, red sleeves, striped cap Lily's Star (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 H Rogers C R King (7) 63 10/111.00

Verdict

Lily's Star has suffered with a 4lb rise for her relatively close proximity to the high-class Sea Siren at Fairyhouse on Sunday. She had previously finished fourth at Roscommon in a race where the first three are all engaged here and it's the winner, ANGELA'S DREAM, who gets the vote to confirm the form. She showed real battling qualities to hold off One True Love and Conversational, who both looked to be travelling better, and the extra furlong here will be in her favour. Pearl Of Africa is progressing fast and followed her Dundalk success with a battling victory on soft ground at Limerick but she has an 8lb rise to contend with and has never faced ground this fast. None of the remainder can be dismissed in a very tight handicap.