Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 17:40 Invesco Pension Consultants Minstrel Stakes 7f

  • Winner €40,950 2nd €11,970 3rd €5,670 4th €1,891
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.08s
  • Off time: 17:40:12
17:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darwin 8/11
2nd Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 14-1734 red, white maltese cross, white cap Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-0 T Hogan W M Lordan 115 6/42.50
3 (6) 142445 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-9 p K J Condon S Foley 104 33/134.00
4 (3) 2-69818 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-5 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 109 9/110.00
5 (2) 14-1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Darwin 24
Nag me
3 9-2 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 8/111.73
6 (1) 84-3167 Red, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap, Red stars True Verdict (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-13 p D Wachman W J Lee 97 33/134.00
Non runners
2 (5)4-20126Custom Cut (IRE)49-12G KentD M Grant109

Verdict

Gordon Lord Byron arrives in fine form though he's just fallen short at a very high level in his last three races. He could hardly have run any better in the Diamond Jubilee behind Lethal Force and though most of his victories have been on Polytrack or testing ground he should have no problems with today's conditions. However, three-year-olds have a good record in this and DARWIN is a very exciting prospect for Ballydoyle. A winner in the USA for Todd Pletcher, he made his debut for new connections at Naas last month and though having little to beat was very impressive. Engaged in all the major events over a mile later in the season, he's taken to confirm the potential shown at Naas. Leitir Mor has only won twice but has done superbly for Jim Bolger, landing a Leopardstown Group 3 last month and generally running really well at a high level including when runner-up to his illustrious stablemate Dawn Approach in the Dewhurst.