Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 13:40 Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 33.17s
  • Off time: 13:41:28
13:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dibayani (IRE) 8/13
2nd Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) White, purple seams, purple cap Bosworth Field (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 C O'Brien F M Berry 20/121.00
3 (7) 2 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Dibayani (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford J P Murtagh 8/131.62
4 (1) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Festive Cheer (FR)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 3/14.00
5 (9) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Hall Of Mirrors (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 12/113.00
7 (8) White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J C McConnell S Foley 33/134.00
8 (4) White, purple disc, purple cap, white spots Our Manekineko
Nag me
2 9-5 J Nash P J Smullen 25/126.00
9 (2) Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Quadriga (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (5)84Cut Me Loose29-5A OliverC D Hayes
6 (3)Minister Of Mayhem29-5G M LyonsG F Carroll

Verdict

The well-bred DIBAYANI attracted good support on his debut over the C&D three weeks ago and led for virtually all of the race before collared by The United States. He'll be unfortunate to come up against one as good though it wouldn't be a shock if he did so as the winner's connections are triple-handed here. Joseph O'Brien's choice of Festive Cheer, a son of Montjeu out of a USA winner, will probably ensure he's better supported than Hall Of Mirrors and Quadriga though that's rarely an indication of the merits of the yard's runners and any one of the trio could be good enough.