Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 14:35 Grangecon Stud Stakes 6f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good to Firm (Straight: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.94s
  • Off time: 14:35:05
14:35 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bye Bye Birdie 9/2
2nd Heart Focus (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 01 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Bluebell (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 10/111.00
2 (2) 2210 Dark Blue Bye Bye Birdie 11
Nag me
2 9-0 v1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 9/25.50
3 (1) 54 YELLOW, royal blue panel & armlet, white cap, yellow star Clenor (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-0 T Stack W M Lordan 7/24.50
4 (5) 73 RED, yellow seams, green cap Colour Blue (IRE) 25
Nag me
2 9-0 W McCreery J P Murtagh 9/110.00
5 (6) 1 YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Gwen Lady Byron (IRE) 81
Nag me
2 9-0 Michael Mulvany D M Grant 20/121.00
6 (8) 23124 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Heart Focus (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 5/42.25
7 (3) 2 White, emerald green sleeves, light blue cap Pearl Earing (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-0 D Wachman W J Lee 11/112.00
Non runners
8 (7)4Supernatural (IRE)29-0C O'BrienF M Berry

Verdict

Bye Bye Birdie never figured in last week's Queen Mary at Ascot but the return to 6f will suit and Joseph O'Brien prefers her to Bluebell, who beat Pearl Earing over 7f at Limerick. The latter could reverse that form here, however, with a run under her belt. HEART FOCUS beat Bye Bye Birdie at Naas last month and produced another good run at the royal meeting when fourth in the Albany Stakes, reproducing her form at Naas with the smart Sandiva in the process. She's a tough filly and can take this ahead of Dundalk debut winner Gwen Lady Byron.