Today's racecards

Roscommon

  • 18:30 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Auction Maiden7f

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.99s
  • Off time: 18:30:34
18:30 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hard Yards (IRE) 2/1
2nd Elleval (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 44 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Caged Lightning (IRE) 17
Nag me
2 9-2 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 9/43.25
2 (3) Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-2 D Marnane F Lynch 11/26.50
3 (5) 35 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Hard Yards (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 9-2 A Oliver C D Hayes 2/13.00
4 (2) Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, check cap Seeyouallincoppers (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-13 P W Flynn F M Berry 16/117.00
5 (1) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Street Party
Nag me
2 8-13 D Wachman W M Lordan 9/25.50
6 (4) 86 BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, check sleeves, striped cap Randall's Alannah (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 8-8 S Fahey M M Monaghan (7) 10/111.00

Verdict

Hard Yards caught the eye with a promising debut behind Gale Force Ten at the Curragh but made no improvement when sent back there three weeks later. He's likely to be suited by better ground while Caged Lightning, who couldn't go the early pace over this trip at Limerick before staying on late, will be suited by an extra furlong. Randall's Alannah hasn't shown much to date so a chance is taken on the newcomer STREET PARTY. David Wachman's cheaply-bought Rock Of Gibraltar colt wouldn't have to be a world-beater to make a winning start while Elleval is another to keep an eye on as he is a half-brother to a 1m2f winner and out of a mare from a decent family of milers.