Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:15 Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas 1m

  • Winner €174,000 2nd €57,000 3rd €27,000 4th €9,000
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.04s
  • Off time: 15:17:14
15:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Power 5/1
2nd Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 33/1
3rd Reply (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2242-36 Maroon, white triple diamond, white diamonds on cap Alkazim (IRE) 37
Nag me
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 95 40/141.00
2 (1) 12-0 YELLOW, purple cap, yellow star Born To Sea (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 b1 J M Oxx P J Smullen 105 9/110.00
3 (7) 1410-1P Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Daddy Long Legs (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 117 7/18.00
4 (2) 144- Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 252
Nag me
3 9-0 B Smart N G McCullagh 103 33/134.00
5 (9) 1-33 Royal Blue, White stars, White star on cap Hermival (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 M Delzangles G Benoist 4/15.00
7 (3) 11212-0 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Power 21
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 114 5/16.00
8 (5) 315613- Pink Reply (IRE) 231
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien F M Berry 109 25/126.00
9 (10) 41-1 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Takar (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 t J M Oxx J P Murtagh 105 6/17.00
10 (8) 1415-14 Red, black spots, black sleeves, red cap Trumpet Major (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 115 9/43.25
11 (11) 1131-33 Dark Blue Wrote (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 112 12/113.00
Non runners
6 (4)12821-Parish Hall (IRE)39-0J S BolgerK J Manning116

Verdict

Jim Bolger has made no bones about his admiration for Parish Hall and the son of Teofilio will need to take this if he's to head for Epsom. He took a bit of time to warm up in his first season but ended with a half-length success in the Dewhurst over Power, who had earlier won the Coventry Stakes and the National Stakes. Bolger has opted to bring Parish Hall here without a prep run and he'll take some beating but the form pick is HERMIVAL. The France-trained colt will be having just his fourth start having won on heavy ground at Saint-Cloud in November before finishing a close third behind French Fifteen on his reappearance. He was again behind his compatriot in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket when they occupied the places behind Camelot and that's the stand-out form in this. John Oxx puts blinkers on Born To Sea for the first time but Johnny Murtagh has opted to ride Takar, an impressive winner of a Listed contest here earlier this month. Trumpet Major appeared to be unlucky in-running in the Dewhurst and ran a cracking race in the Guineas at Newmarket where he was always in the front rank and only faded close home.