Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 17:50 Moyglare Stud Lifetime Achievement In Racing Trophy1m 2f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 21.59s
  • Off time: 17:50:41
17:50 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Declaration Of War (USA) 11/10
2nd Ebazan (USA) 14/1
3rd Diplomat (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 9-12 O McKiernan L F Roche (3) 10/111.00
2 (3) 327446 Purple, orange cross sashes, orange diamond on cap Defining Year (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-8 M Halford S Foley 103 13/27.50
3 (8) 46/2343- Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap Hot Prospect 273
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 E P Harty D P McDonogh 105 12/113.00
4 (7) 1- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Singe The Turf (IRE) 423
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 t1 J S Bolger K J Manning 11/26.50
5 (5) 2416 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Ebazan (USA) 6
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 b J M Oxx C O'Donoghue 89 14/115.00
7 (9) 11-4 Emerald Green and White check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Declaration Of War (USA) 21
Nag me
3 9-2 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 11/102.10
8 (4) 2-26131 RED, white stars, red sleeves, striped cap Diplomat (USA) 31
Nag me
3 9-2 D K Weld P J Smullen 97 7/24.50
9 (6) 010725 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap Jeremy's Girl (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 L Winters S A Gray (7) 75 20/121.00
Non runners
6 (2)17Ernest Hemingway (IRE)39-6A P O'BrienD R McCabe

Verdict

Whatever Jacksays has won four of his last five over hurdles and scored easily on his debut under Flat rules at Leopardstown but meets much stronger opposition this time. Defining Year hasn't won since March of last year which is a poor return for a 103-rated performer. He's a genuine pattern race horse who takes a drop in grade and has to be on the short-list. Singe The Turf didn't make his debut until last August when he sluiced up over this trip at Leopardstown. He hasn't raced subsequently but the fact he's still in training suggests better is expected. Ernest Hemingway won by 10l on his debut at Dundalk in April but hasn't been seen since finishing tailed off in the Dante at York the following month so it's his stablemate DECLARATION OF WAR who looks the one to be on. Two easy victories in France at the backend of last year preceded a move to Ballydoyle and he made a more than adequate debut for the stable when fourth to Famous Name in a Group 3 here earlier this month. The progressive Diplomat looks best of the remainder in an intriguing contest.