Today's racecards

Killarney

  • 16:50 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Nursery1m 100y

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.87s
  • Off time: 16:50:27
16:50 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mekong River (IRE) 4/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1 Dark Blue Mekong River (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-7 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 87 4/51.80
2 (3) 22153 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Zakhm (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 9-7 b K Prendergast S H James (3) 87 4/15.00
3 (2) 5431 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bleeding Hearts (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 M Halford S Foley 81 6/42.50

Verdict

A shocking turnout numerically and though MEKONG RIVER is likely to start a short-price it may not be as simple as it appears. The son of Galileo out of a Fillies Mile winner finished runner-up when long odds-on at Gowran but was awarded the race by the stewards. An entry in a Group 2 next month suggests a lot more is expected though this could easily turn into a tactical race. Zakhm has looked in need of a stiffer test on his latest runs over 7f though whether he'll get that in a three-runner race is debatable but Bleeding Hearts could hardly have been more impressive when landing a Bellewstown maiden and in receipt of 6lb it would be no great shock to see him gain the upper hand.