Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:30 Lodge Park Stud European Breeders Fund Park Express Stakes 1m

  • Winner €51,999 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 56.10s
  • Off time: 15:30:34
15:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rehn's Nest (IRE) 9/2
2nd Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 4/17221- Red, Yellow Panel, Yellow Chevrons on Sleeves, Red Cap Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 168
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 b D K Weld P J Smullen 107 8/111.73
2 (3) 211437- ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 159
Nag me
4 9-11 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 89 7/18.00
3 (2) 162-367 White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star More Than Sotka (FR) 24
Nag me
3 8-9 D Marnane F Lynch 96 16/117.00
4 (4) 34425- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rehn's Nest (IRE) 148
Nag me
3 8-9 t J S Bolger R P Cleary 99 9/25.50
5 (5) 22156- BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Starbright 175
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 K Prendergast C D Hayes 99 9/25.50

Verdict

This has cut up badly from the original entry and affords YELLOW ROSEBUD an opportunity to add to her three victories which include two at this Group 3 level. She beat her old rival Lady Wingshot very easily on heavy ground at Tipperary on her final start last season and has won first time out in both campaigns to date. Starbright had a light first season when she ran four times on this track and gained her only success on soft ground in August. She should do well this year as should Rehn's Nest, who is still a maiden but produced her best run on very heavy ground over the track and trip. The remaining pair will need to show improvement to trouble the principals.