Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 17:15 At The Races Curragh Cup 1m 6f

  • Winner €37,500 2nd €11,874 3rd €5,625 4th €1,875
  • Going: Good to Firm (Straight: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 56.33s
  • Off time: 17:16:12
17:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 12/1
2nd Royal Diamond (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 24604-1 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Glen's Diamond 44
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 113 9/25.50
2 (3) 321-773 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Royal Diamond (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 111 5/16.00
3 (4) 111336 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap El Salvador (IRE) 10
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4 9-11 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 108 7/18.00
4 (1) 1702-4 Dark Blue Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 84
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4 9-11 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 105 12/113.00
5 (2) 04022-1 YELLOW, black epaulettes, yellow cap Mijhaar 44
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5 9-11 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 109 7/24.50
6 (6) 2-5644 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Zafarqand (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 9-11 P O Brady G F Carroll 80 66/167.00
7 (5) 4411-21 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-8 D K Weld P J Smullen 108 6/42.50

Verdict

Royal Diamond is 4lb better off than when beaten just over three lengths by Glen's Diamond in the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup but that may not be enough to turn the tables on Richard Fahey's raider if he produces a similar effort here. Another challenger fro the UK, Mijhaar, came right back to form when winning a Listed handicap at Hamilton last month and he makes more appeal than the O'Brien pair El Salvador and Ernest Hemingway but VOLEUSE DE COEURS is fancied to land this for the home team. Though beaten by El Salvador in a tactical affair at Limerick in April, Dermot Weld's filly allowed her old rival first run that day and was closing at the finish. She's won easily at Navan since and can turn the table here.