Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:45 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Ragusa' Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €30,000 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Good to Firm (Straight: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.22s
  • Off time: 16:46:27
16:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dabadiyan (IRE) 5/2
2nd Curley Bill (IRE) 6/1
3rd Pires 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 2-32719 Mauve, Red cap Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 p M Halford M M Monaghan (5) 95 14/115.00
2 (2) 12106-0 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Encrypted Message (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 9-11 b D K Weld P J Smullen 92 25/126.00
3 (13) 421472 White, black & red check sleeves & cap Salam Alaykum (IRE) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 t J Egan J F Egan 87 13/27.50
4 (1) 226511 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Benbecula 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 be J P Murtagh B A Curtis 81 7/18.00
5 (12) 008/53-2 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 87
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-0 A J Martin W M Lordan 81 14/115.00
6 (8) 1 Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Curley Bill (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 N Meade F M Berry 80 6/17.00
8 (10) 0-31 White, maroon braces, maroon & mauve qtd cap St Jean (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 K Prendergast C D Hayes 94 11/26.50
9 (5) 15-3282 MAUVE Cebuano 24
Nag me
8 8-12 M Halford S Foley 79 12/113.00
10 (4) 44-41 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Dabadiyan (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 M Halford D P McDonogh 92 5/23.50
11 (6) 3-5U633 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Something Graceful 18
Nag me
4 8-8 p J S Bolger K J Manning (ex1) 75 12/113.00
12 (7) 30-8402 ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds The Giving Tree (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 8-5 J G Murphy C P Hoban (3) 72 16/117.00
13 (11) 5-22521 EMERALD GREEN, orange hoop & armlet, striped cap To Choose (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 8-5 T Gibney N G McCullagh 72 10/111.00
Non runners
7 (3)1Safe Home (IRE)38-13G M LyonsG F Carroll94

Verdict

Benbecula made all to beat The Giving Tree and Something Graceful at Fairyhouse last month but will have to defy a further 6lb weight rise if he's to complete the hat-trick. Bumper winner Curley Bill is interesting having made a winning start to his Flat career at Gowran while Safe Home also scored at the first time of asking on the same track, though has an extra 3f to cover here. The step up to 1m4f saw DABADIYAN get off the mark and there should be more to come from Mick Halford's Zamindar colt, who was competing against the likes of Trading Leather as a juvenile. Halford also runs Paddy The Celeb and Cebuano but the unexposed St Jean may be a bigger threat.