Curragh

  • 14:35 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden6f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.25s
  • Off time: 14:37:18
14:35 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shepherd's Purse 20/1
2nd Clutchingatstraws 33/1
3rd General Marshall (USA) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 4 Maroon, maroon cap, yellow diamonds Captain My Captain 19
Nag me
2 9-5 J J Murphy F M Berry 10/34.33
2 (1) PURPLE, pink seams, pink stars on sleeves, pink cap, purple star Chestnut Fire
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 50/151.00
3 (9) 32 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, emerald green cap General Marshall (USA) 6
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 8/111.73
4 (11) 2 White, royal blue chevron, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Laharde 58
Nag me
2 9-5 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 11/26.50
5 (5) White & emGreen chevrons, white & yellow hooped slvs, white cap, emGreen star Mc Diamond (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5) 33/134.00
6 (3) White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Our Man Phil (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J C McConnell E J McNamara 33/134.00
7 (13) 4 Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Romiac (IRE) 37
Nag me
2 9-5 Ms Sheila Lavery P J Smullen 14/115.00
8 (4) 0 Royal blue, black seams, black star on cap Russian Gleam 18
Nag me
2 9-5 K H Clarke C T Keane 66/167.00
9 (6) PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Shepherd's Purse
Nag me
2 9-5 J G Murphy G F Carroll 20/121.00
11 (8) Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Sunny Purchase (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J C McConnell C D Hayes 50/151.00
12 (12) 07 BLACK & RED HOOPS, grey sleeves, red cap Cailin Mor (IRE) 91
Nag me
2 9-0 Ms J Morgan R P Whelan 66/167.00
13 (2) Light blue, dark blue spots on sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Clutchingatstraws
Nag me
2 9-0 M O'Callaghan F Lynch 33/134.00
14 (10) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Ringside Humour (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 12/113.00
Non runners
10 (7)228Sors (IRE)29-5A SlatteryD P McDonogh93

Verdict

Laharde made a decent start at Tipperary where he was staying on over the minimum trip though the form hasn't worked out particularly well. General Marshall make a quick reappearance after being caught close home by Toscanini at Dundalk on Sunday. He went clear until fading near the finish and may be ridden with a bit more restraint so will be difficult to catch. Captain My Captain made an encouraging debut behind Parish Boy at Naas though Romiac looks more of a threat after a very promising start behind the speedy Initial at Leopardstown. SORS is undoubtedly the form pick on his run behind Cappella Sansevero in a Listed race at the Curragh and though disappointing in a similar grade at Naas later this is much less demanding and he can gain his first success. Jim Bolger's filly Ringside Humour has a very smart pedigree and any money for her should be noted.