Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:20 Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes 7f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Yielding (Round Course: Good to Yielding)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.37s
  • Off time: 16:22:35
16:20 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Excelebration (IRE) 2/7
2nd Croisultan (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 213112- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Excelebration (IRE) 190
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 126 2/71.29
2 (1) 333235- Maroon & red diamonds Beacon Lodge (IRE) 219
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-1 D Nicholls F M Berry 112 5/16.00
3 (2) 41-1123 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Billyford (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 L Roche J P Murtagh 93 16/117.00
4 (3) 6377-10 MAROON & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Croisultan (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 9-1 D K Weld P J Smullen 106 10/111.00
5 (6) 0900/00- Emerald green, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, em green star Kargali (IRE) 238
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 t L Comer K J Manning 95 40/141.00
6 (4) 06/655-0 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Windsor Palace (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 9-1 b A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 94 25/126.00

Verdict

The high-class EXCELEBRATION should have no problems taking this before heading to Newbury for the Lockinge. The Prix Du Moulin winner saw the rear end of Frankel three times last season when trained by Marco Botti and will be one of his new yard's main contenders for the big mile races this season. Beacon Lodge also has a new trainer as Dandy Nicholls has acquired him from Clive Cox. He was beaten six lengths by Excelebration in the Hungerford Stakes, however, and can hardly be expected to reverse the form but Nicholls has a brilliant record in Ireland and wouldn't be coming here for nothing. Croisultan is much better known as a sprinter and is unlikely to test the principals over this trip.