Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:10 Renaissance Stakes 6f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.20s
  • Off time: 15:11:45
15:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jamesie (IRE) 8/1
2nd Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 7/2
3rd Hamza (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 74-1678 Red, white maltese cross, red cap Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-13 T Hogan J P O'Brien 117 7/24.50
2 (7) 0-72125 RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 Miss E McCutcheon D P McDonogh 114 6/17.00
3 (5) 617063 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Hamza (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 v K A Ryan F M Berry 108 3/14.00
4 (4) 216723 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-9 p M Halford S Foley 110 9/25.50
5 (9) 218386 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap An Saighdiur (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 A Slattery W J Lee 105 25/126.00
6 (3) 024342 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Jamesie (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 105 8/19.00
7 (2) 682588 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 t J S Bolger K J Manning 107 25/126.00
8 (8) 40-1312 Dark blue, dark blue & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Majestic Queen 52
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-6 T Collins P J Smullen 102 7/18.00
9 (1) 0-01263 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Gathering Power (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 E Lynam F Lynch 100 16/117.00

Verdict

Russian Soul and Maarek are the last two winners of this and are regular opponents. The latter is well up to winning at this level and higher at his best as he showed in last year's Prix De L'Abbaye and can come out on top of the pair again but it's GORDON LORD BYRON who can return to winning ways despite this probably being just short of his best these days. He's one of the best to come out of Ireland in recent years at this sort of trip as he showed when landing a Group 1 in Australia in March and he showed good speed for a long way in the July Cup. Hamza wasn't far behind Maarek at Longchamp and is better over the extra furlong while Majestic Queen is still on the upgrade and her allowance should see her in the mix.