Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:05 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner €34,126 2nd €9,974 3rd €4,726 4th €1,574
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.81s
  • Off time: 14:05:42
14:05 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speaking Of Which (IRE) 7/1
2nd Soon (IRE) 8/1
3rd Athens (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 11221-2 Red, dark green seams, striped sleeves, white cap Crius (IRE) 38
Nag me
3 9-6 Richard Hannon R Hughes 113 13/82.62
2 (7) 213-415 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Athens (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 106 7/24.50
3 (8) 1361-06 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Bible Black (IRE) 114
Nag me
3 9-3 G M Lyons G F Carroll 99 22/123.00
4 (5) 43-1 Grey, light green sleeves & cap Macbeth (IRE) 45
Nag me
3 9-3 K J Condon S Foley 92 8/19.00
5 (9) 21 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Speaking Of Which (IRE) 50
Nag me
3 9-3 bt D K Weld P J Smullen 7/18.00
6 (3) 7222-17 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Absolute Crackers (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 92 18/119.00
7 (4) 1-34 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Cleofila (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 95 9/110.00
8 (6) 585-526 Dark Blue Soon (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 101 8/19.00
Non runners
9 (2)822-211Tannery (IRE)39-0D WachmanW M Lordan104

Verdict

This has been run eight times and Aidan O'Brien has won all but one. Athens made all over this trip at Navan before finding 1m3f and Group 2 company just too much for him at Longchamp and this should be his track and trip. The filly Soon has run well in top company though she's held by Tannery on their run at Gowran earlier this month. The latter is progressing nicely while Speaking Of Which won easily at Cork and there's more to come from him. CRIUS carries a Group 3 penalty for his victory at Newmarket in September but returned to action with a fine run behind stablemate and 2000 Guineas entry Trumpet Major in the Craven Stakes and that form looks good enough for Richard Hannon's colt to take this.