Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:05 Barronstown Stud European Breeders Fund Maiden7f

  • Winner €12,421 2nd €2,879 3rd €1,260 4th €720
  • Going: Good to Firm (Straight: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.25s
  • Off time: 14:07:54
14:05 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Renaissance Art (USA) 10/1
2nd Australia Evs
3rd Kerkeni (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Australia
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien Evs2.00
2 (7) Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Corona Borealis
Nag me
2 9-5 J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 12/113.00
3 (1) Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, emerald green & royal blue striped cap Dai Bando (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 P J Prendergast C D Hayes 8/19.00
4 (5) ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star I'vegotafeeling
Nag me
2 9-5 C F Swan W J Lee 33/134.00
5 (10) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kerkeni (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 11/26.50
6 (9) MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Leafcutter (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 10/111.00
7 (8) Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Political Policy (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford M A Gallagher 33/134.00
8 (2) EMERALD GREEN,yellow sleeves,green cap,yellow star Renaissance Art (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 h J S Bolger K J Manning 10/111.00
10 (4) MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Warbird
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 5/16.00
Non runners
9 (6)5Third Dimension29-5G M LyonsG F Carroll

Verdict

Third Dimension is the only one of these with previous racecourse experience and the fact that he started favourite at Leopardstown last month suggests he's capable of better. But Ballydoyle has dominated this maiden in recent years and AUSTRALIA looks well up to standard being by Galileo out of the brilliant Ouija Board and a half-brother to a couple of winners. The Manduro colt Kerkeni is also nicely bred, as is Dai Bando, while Leafcutter is preferred to Mick Halford's pair Political Policy and Warbird of the remainder.