Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:55 Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner €42,250 2nd €12,350 3rd €5,850 4th €1,950
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.46s
  • Off time: 14:56:57
14:55 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Edelmira (IRE)

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 362621 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Parish Hall (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 t J S Bolger K J Manning 112 7/52.40
2 (3) 221/355 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Hall Of Mirrors (IRE) 65
Nag me
4 9-9 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 105 13/27.50
3 (4) 11/63-3 Dark Blue Kingsbarns (IRE) 144
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-9 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 116 11/53.20
5 (5) 21-2922 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Magnolia Beach (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 b1 G M Lyons C Keane 100 7/24.50
Non runners
4 (1)161Edelmira (IRE)39-1D K WeldP J Smullen107

Betting

Forecast

Parish Hall (7/5), Kingsbarns (11/5), Magnolia Beach (7/2), Hall Of Mirrors (13/2)

Verdict

Edelmira showed her liking for soft ground when storming to victory at Cork earlier this month. She had been well beaten earlier on much faster going so if the rains arrive she'll be difficult to beat. Aidan O'Brien runs both KINGSBARNS and Hall Of Mirrors with preference for the former. The 2012 Racing Post Trophy winner ran only twice in his second season and was beaten when odds-on at Leopardstown in April, his only start this season. The ground was like a bog that day so he can be forgiven and with entries in Group One events later connections must still believe in him. Hall Of Mirrors is useful in his own right but looks the stable second string and it's Parish Hall who may do better despite a penalty for scoring at this level here last month.