Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:45 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.90s
  • Off time: 14:49:42
14:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Leading Light (IRE) 4/6
2nd Little White Cloud (IRE) 4/1
3rd Count Of Limonade (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 21317-1 Dark Blue Count Of Limonade (IRE) 46
Nag me
3 9-3 A P O'Brien R L Moore 100 10/111.00
2 (1) 3341-29 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Einsteins Folly (IRE) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 94 28/129.00
3 (6) 1-3 Pink Fighter Squadron (USA) 19
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3 9-3 p D Wachman W M Lordan 91 16/117.00
4 (8) 41-1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Leading Light (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 107 4/61.67
5 (4) 41-3 Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Little White Cloud (IRE) 14
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3 9-3 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 106 4/15.00
6 (3) RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Live Dangerously
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3 9-3 A Oliver S Foley 50/151.00
7 (2) 11 Purple, red star, red cap, white diamonds Sruthan (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 P D Deegan C D Hayes 107 9/25.50
8 (7) 410- WHITE, dark blue diamond, dark blue sleeves, white armlet, dark blue cap, white diamond Private Alexander (IRE) 259
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3 9-0 G M Lyons G F Carroll 87 25/126.00

Verdict

Dermot Weld won this last year but the previous six had been won by Aidan O'Brien, who has two entries. LEADING LIGHT should prove the best of them and can take this as he could hardly have been more impressive on his reappearance at Tipperary and an entry in the King Edward VII Stakes suggests he's expected to go on to better things. Count Of Limonade is the other Ballydoyle runner but he'll need to improve from his victory in a Dundalk handicap so Struthan looks more of a threat. He steps up from the 7f he won over here earlier this month but looked a likely middle-distance performer and can only get better. Little White Cloud could hardly have been expected to beat much better rated rivals in the Derrinstown Derby Trial at Leopardstown but ran a fine race and wasn't beaten far so with further progress certain he should make his presence felt.