Curragh

  • 17:10 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden1m

  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 52.49s
  • Off time: 17:11:07
17:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Answered 2/1
2nd Onenightidreamed (IRE) 10/1
3rd Spirited (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Alkasser (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 4/15.00
2 (4) 6- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap An Fear Ciuin (IRE) 165
Nag me
3 9-5 D Wachman W J Lee 20/121.00
3 (3) MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Answered
Nag me
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 2/13.00
4 (9) 522- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Belisarius (IRE) 151
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 88 13/82.62
5 (6) Black, pink seams, pink cap, black diamond Onenightidreamed (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 T Stack W M Lordan 10/111.00
6 (10) 0- YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Russian Roulette (IRE) 159
Nag me
3 9-5 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 33/134.00
7 (8) WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap So Sensible (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 T Collins R P Whelan (3) 33/134.00
8 (7) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap St Peter's Square (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 D Wachman C R King (5) 14/115.00
10 (2) 5-6 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Mystic Princess (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 9-0 P D Deegan C D Hayes 33/134.00
11 (1) 84- SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Spirited (IRE) 140
Nag me
3 9-0 C O'Brien F M Berry 25/126.00
Non runners
9 (5)2-Table Rock (IRE)39-5A P O'BrienAnastasia O'Brien

Verdict

Jim Bolger has won this three times in the last five years and relies on Answered, who is by Authorized out of a winning miler. Belisarius was an expensive failure on his last two starts being twice beaten when long odds-on at Navan. But Joseph has chosen him over stablemate Table Rock, who made a good impression when beaten a head by Ebanoran over 7f here in October. Onenightidreamed looks ideally bred for this trip being out of a winning miler but it's the 260,000 euros yearling ALKASSER who is given the nod as he hails from a family with a lot of pace.