Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:40 Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 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 38.55s
  • Off time: 15:40:20
15:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Samitar 12/1
2nd Ishvana (IRE) 33/1
3rd Princess Sinead (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 2956-54 Pink After (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 109 11/26.50
2 (5) 210-911 Dark Blue Homecoming Queen (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 120 11/82.38
3 (1) 44-2913 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Ishvana (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 95 33/134.00
4 (4) 69-5734 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Janey Muddles (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 t1 J S Bolger K J Manning 96 33/134.00
5 (8) 1213-5 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap La Collina (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 112 7/24.50
6 (7) 2153-30 Emerald green, light blue seams, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap,light blue star Princess Sinead (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 102 25/126.00
7 (6) 2321-89 Black & royal blue stripes, royal blue stars on sleeves, check cap Samitar 14
Nag me
3 9-0 M R Channon Martin Harley 106 12/113.00
8 (3) 124-1 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 109 9/25.50

Verdict

It's rare to see a classic won in such comprehensive fashion as HOMECOMING QUEEN's demolition job in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and it's impossible to oppose her in this much smaller field as she will lead them a merry dance. The form has already been franked by The Fugue so La Collina, who could never get in a blow at headquarters but stayed on strongly into fifth, looks the main threat. Yellow Rosebud is a very nice filly who should win some good races and already has a Group 3 to her credit looks booked for a place while the Ballydoyle second string After was less than 2l behind Homecoming Queen at Leopardstown earlier.