Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 15:10 Irish Stallion Farms Joe McGrath European Breeders Fund Handicap6f

  • Winner €29,250 2nd €8,550 3rd €4,050 4th €1,350
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.59s
  • Off time: 15:11:01
15:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 11/1
2nd Joe Eile (IRE) 10/3
3rd Stones Peak (IRE) 10/1
4th Nini Ok (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (17) 227103 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-10 Michael Mulvany J P O'Brien 94 10/111.00
3 (9) 832421 White, red disc, hooped sleeves & cap Joe Eile (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 G M Lyons E J McNamara 88 10/34.33
4 (4) 143107 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 p A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 85 11/112.00
5 (16) 0-57260 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hollow box, check cap Invincible Ridge (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 t D Bunyan L F Roche (3) 85 12/113.00
6 (3) 20-0921 Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Core Element (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 S Buggy S Foley 82 14/115.00
7 (12) 321282 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap First In Command (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 t D M Loughnane P J Smullen 82 7/18.00
8 (7) 513254 Dark Blue Possible 51
Nag me
3 8-13 C O'Brien W M Lordan 83 8/19.00
9 (10) 211215 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Stones Peak (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 P Martin R P Whelan (3) 80 10/111.00
10 (14) 014588 DARK GREEN, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, dark green chevrons, light blue & dark green hooped cap Allegra Tak (ITY) 70
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-10 t H Rogers C D Hayes 78 16/117.00
11 (5) 803515 Grey, pink seams, quartered cap Arbitrageur (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-9 D Kinsella C P Hoban (5) 79 10/111.00
12 (8) 770611 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Measured Approval (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 P J Flynn S H James (3) 77 8/19.00
13 (13) 253734 GOLD, red hoop & cuffs, red cap, gold hoop Nini Ok (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-8 J J Murphy D A McCormack (5) 78 10/111.00
14 (2) 0-0P141 RED, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Topadee (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-6 P J Flynn S A Gray (7) 74 12/113.00
15 (11) 0316 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue seams, striped cap Hi Emperor (IRE) 91
Nag me
3 8-4 S P Hennessy M C Hussey 74 14/115.00
16 (1) 04078-8 RED & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, quartered cap Tornadodancer (IRE) 254
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-4 b T G McCourt B A Curtis 72 25/126.00
17 (15) 013208 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Toufan Express 3
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-4 A McGuinness N G McCullagh 72 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (6)451313An Saighdiur (IRE)59-13A SlatteryM A Cleere95

Verdict

Toufan Express won this in 2009 but was behind Topadee at Laytown a couple of weeks ago and is unlikely to turn the tables. The latter's stable have a better chance with Measured Approval, who defied a 10lb rise to complete a double at Roscommon but has a similar impost for this, which may prove too much. An Saighdiur ran a cracking race in last week's Silver Cup at Ayr and must be a threat despite a big weight while Battleoftheboyne can reverse earlier C&D running with Stone's Peak on better terms and should go well. Joe Eile returned to winning ways over the C&D a month ago though an 8lb rise looks excessive so it's FIRST IN COMMAND who gets the vote. Pat Smullen was on board when his mount was caught close home by Cape Of Approval over 5f here a fortnight ago. He sent him on inside the final furlong that day and is likely to hold on to him a little longer this time. The three-year-old Possible is another with a chance in a very open handicap.