Today's racecards

Killarney

  • 18:30 Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes 1m 100y

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.75s
  • Off time: 18:30:41
18:30 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wannabe Better (IRE) 12/1
2nd Captain Joy (IRE) 11/4
3rd Elleval (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 152530 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Captain Joy (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 T Collins R P Whelan 108 11/43.75
2 (1) 3-85586 Black, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Croi An Or (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 T Stack W J Lee 92 25/126.00
3 (10) 10443-0 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Rock Critic (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-9 t D K Weld P J Smullen 97 14/115.00
4 (6) 020117 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap Royal Blue Star (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 b Mrs J Harrington C R King 97 11/112.00
5 (5) 7438-39 Emerald green & maroon quartered, white sleeves, white & maroon hooped cap New Magic (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 t D A McLoughlin S Foley 93 25/126.00
6 (4) 24-4003 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Beyond Thankful (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 9-3 p J S Bolger K J Manning 98 13/27.50
7 (3) 144255 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE) 34
Nag me
3 9-3 D Marnane F Lynch 107 4/15.00
8 (9) 864455 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Hanky Panky (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 b A P O'Brien M C Hussey 98 10/111.00
9 (8) 030250 DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap Snow Queen (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-12 b A P O'Brien F M Berry 104 7/24.50
10 (2) 454341 RED, black seams, black star on cap Wannabe Better (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 T Stack W M Lordan 92 12/113.00

Verdict

This has been run four times and Aidan O'Brien has won them all. Snow Queen would have to be the selection on the balance of her earlier form but she's been very reluctant to start in her recent races and can't be trusted to jump off. Stablemate Hanky Panky has generally performed at a higher level and has seen the back of the useful Fiesolana three times already this season so she can go well while Elleval will be having just her third start since returning from a successful spell in Dubai. Royal Blue Star had no answer when stepped up to Group 3 company last time but had previously won at this level at Cork when Be Thankful was behind. CAPTAIN JOY has won four times on Polytrack but never on Turf. He has run some cracking races on quick ground and is taken to see off the challenge of the three-year-olds. Rock Critic finished fourth in this a year ago but looks set for a career over hurdles.