Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:40 Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial Stakes 1m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 59.85s
  • Off time: 16:40:46
16:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Inis Meain (USA)
1st Leading Light (IRE) 2/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 1110-11 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Leading Light (IRE) 66
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 10-0 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 118 2/51.40
2 (4) 545645 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Dabadiyan (IRE) 48
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-9 M Halford S Foley 104 14/115.00
4 (1) 2151-20 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Royal Diamond (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-9 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 112 5/16.00
5 (3) 53-1252 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, red sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap Shu Lewis (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-6 Ms M Blake J A Heffernan 100 33/134.00
6 (5) 8-213 YELLOW, purple cap, yellow star Streetcar To Stars 17
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-11 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 104 7/18.00
Non runners
3 (6)0322-13Inis Meain (USA)79-9Denis HoganD E Mullins110

Betting

Forecast

Leading Light (2/5), Royal Diamond (5/1), Streetcar To Stars (7/1), Dabadiyan (14/1), Shu Lewis (33/1)

Verdict

Royal Diamond, who won the Irish St Leger in 2012 and this race last year, couldn't complete the double in the classic but is a standing dish around here and always difficult to beat. However, he was beaten three lengths by LEADING LIGHT at Navan in May and a long way by that rival in the Gold Cup at Ascot and is unlikely to turn the tables on Aidan O'Brien's top-class stayer, who should put another notch on his ever increasing tally. John Oxx has a nice prospect in Streetcar To Stars, who looked in need of this sort of trip when staying on behind Eye Of The Storm at Leopardstown. Denis Hogan has placed Inis Meain superbly to score eight times on the Flat and over hurdles and the seven-year-old deserves this step-up in grade after landing a Listed contest here in April.