Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:50 Derek O'Sullivan Memorial Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 20.28s
  • Off time: 16:50:30
16:50 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st To The Sky (IRE) 10/1
2nd Silver Shuffle (IRE) 11/2
3rd Dayrina (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 366-634 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silver Shuffle (IRE) 56
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 p1 J G Coogan L P Dempsey (7) 65 11/26.50
2 (8) 40-1231 Emerald green, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap Marlos Moment 10
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6 9-10 t J H Culloty S A Gray 63 11/43.75
3 (7) 473754 YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, hooped cap Table Forty Six (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 9-3 pt J P Fahey R Coakley (2) 56 14/115.00
4 (2) 444564 YELLOW, royal blue sash, quartered cap Phoebe Van Gelder (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-2 p Miss H McLoughlin M M Monaghan 55 8/19.00
5 (5) 431540 Red, yellow star, yellow stars on cap Daisy Mountain (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 9-1 t J Nash Megan Carberry (2) 54 14/115.00
6 (1) 860-340 LIGHT GREEN, dark green sleeves, dark green & orange striped cap To The Sky (IRE) 12
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4 9-0 p Ms J Morgan C T Keane 53 10/111.00
7 (9) 0705 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Flower Bouquet (IRE) 7
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3 8-13 A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 58 13/27.50
8 (11) 468318 RED, white star, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, white star Via Del Corso 2
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4 8-13 pt D M Kelly J P Killahena (4) 52 14/115.00
9 (10) 003241 Maroon, yellow panel, yellow armlet, quartered cap Benalex Park 31
Nag me
3 8-11 t J J Murphy R A Doyle (2)(ex2) 56 11/26.50
10 (3) 293438 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Dayrina (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-9 pt J S Bolger D Robinson (4) 54 7/18.00
11 (4) 200834 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Sophies Echo (IRE) 6
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-9 p T Cleary James J Doyle (4) 54 14/115.00

Verdict

This has been a decent race for three-year-olds in the past. Flower Bouquet is making her handicap debut and her young jockey is having her first ride in public. She's not badly handicapped but BENALEX PARK has the benefit of the experienced Ricky Doyle in the saddle and has progressed as he's stepped up in trip. He was behind Daisy Mountain at Tipperary last month but that was over 7f and he stayed on strongly to score over a mile at Killarney. He's handed the vote though Marlos Moment will love the conditions though his latest success came over 1m6f and this could prove on the short side. Silver Shuffle has only won once in 26 starts but would have a fine chance on his close third to Zariyna over the C&D in July while the maiden Dayrina is at the right end of the handicap and didn't enjoy racing on Polytrack last time.