Curragh

  • 16:50 GAIN Railway Stakes 6f

  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.60s
  • Off time: 16:51:15
16:50 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kool Kompany (IRE) 6/1
2nd Ahlan Emarati (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 13 White, emerald green epaulettes and star on cap Ahlan Emarati (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam P J Smullen 6/17.00
2 (6) 71 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Battle Of Marathon (USA) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 9/110.00
3 (5) 1112 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Cappella Sansevero 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
2 9-3 G M Lyons C T Keane 6/42.50
4 (2) 52 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star I Will Excel (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 M O'Callaghan D P McDonogh 33/134.00
5 (1) 1110 Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue cap Kool Kompany (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 R Hannon F M Berry 6/17.00
6 (8) 1 Black, orange chevron, orange star on cap Rapid Applause 70
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 M O'Callaghan F Lynch 14/115.00
8 (4) 139 Dark Blue War Envoy (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 bt A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 5/23.50
Non runners
7 (7)2Vert De Grece (IRE)29-3J G MurphyS Foley

Verdict

The Hannon team won this with Lilbourne Lad in 2011 and Kool Kompany will be fancied despite losing his unbeaten record in the Coventry Stakes where he probably found the ground too lively. War Envoy also disappointed and he's another who could do with some rain. CAPPELLA SANSEVERO, who was bought for £1.3m pre-race after winning his first three, couldn't quite retain his unbeaten record in that Group 2 but lost little in defeat, coming with a late run but finding the winner had flown - compensation awaits here. Battle Of Marathon overcame obvious signs of inexperience to win comfortably at Leopardstown and there will be plenty more to come from the son of War Front out of the Rockfel winner Sayrdah. Ahlan Emarati won a little race at Bath on his debut before a very good third place in the Norfolk Stakes and today's extra furlong looks certain to suit as he was finishing with a flourish at Ascot.