Curragh

  • 14:15 Cold Move European Breeders Fund Marble Hill Stakes 5f

  • Winner €34,125 2nd €9,975 3rd €4,724 4th €1,574
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.44s
  • Off time: 14:15:41
14:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Coach House (IRE) 4/6
2nd Club Wexford (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 3 PURPLE & ORANGE DIABOLO, orange sleeves, purple armlet, orange cap, purple star Club Wexford (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 7/24.50
2 (2) 21 Dark Blue Coach House (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 4/61.67
3 (4) 1 Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap Fast In The Wind (IRE) 48
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
2 9-3 P D Deegan C D Hayes 7/24.50
5 (6) 4 WHITE & BLACK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, red cap Abbakova (IRE) 6
Nag me
2 8-12 W McCreery P J Smullen 16/117.00
6 (3) 3 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Ain't No Surprise (IRE) 22
Nag me
2 8-12 T Stack W M Lordan 33/134.00
7 (7) Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Thrilled To Bits (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 t1 A Oliver S Foley 33/134.00
Non runners
4 (1)31Stubbs (IRE)29-3A P O'BrienJ A Heffernan

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won eight of the past 14 renewals and will be odds-on to make it nine with two representatives. Coach House was narrowly beaten by today's rival Fast In The Wind here last month before easily beating subsequent winner Heart Focus at Tipperary. STUBBS needed his opening run on heavy ground here in March and showed the benefit with an impressive success at Navan. There doesn't appear much between the pair but the latter is just given the nod despite Joseph choosing Coach House. Fast In The Wind hasn't run since that opening victory but his trainer will be keen to show it was no fluke and he should have improved while Club Wexford was very green on his debut at Naas but stayed on strongly over that 6f and this could prove a bit short.