Today's racecards

Sligo

  • 19:10 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Connacht Oaks Fillies Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 56.39s
  • Off time: 19:11:36
19:10 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kerisa (IRE) 7/1
2nd Drifting Mist 9/2
3rd Strandfield Lady (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 452511 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 H Rogers C R King (5) 89 14/115.00
2 (7) 832152 Dark blue & light blue check, light blue sleeves, red cap Fleur De Nuit (IRE) 5
Nag me
8 9-9 John Bleahen J P Murtagh 88 5/23.50
3 (11) 49-1250 DARK BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, dark blue sleeves, light green cap Tantalising (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 p P J Prendergast R P Whelan (3) 86 16/117.00
4 (6) 520-102 BROWN & LIGHT GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, red cap Clara Bel La (IRE) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 J E Kiely P J Smullen 83 10/111.00
5 (1) 633421 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Something Graceful 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 p J S Bolger K J Manning 77 9/110.00
6 (3) 631-4 Red, white sash, royal blue sleeves, white stars, red cap, royal blue star Angels Guard Thee (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 T Stack W M Lordan 76 8/19.00
7 (2) 4193 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Sho Girl (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 P J Prendergast C D Hayes 76 25/126.00
8 (5) 66-8221 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Drifting Mist 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 t M Halford S Foley 85 9/25.50
9 (9) 332-153 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kerisa (IRE) 59
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-8 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 84 7/18.00
10 (8) 8S2554 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Traveller's Tales 11
Nag me
4 8-5 t P Martin C P Hoban (3) 70 16/117.00
11 (10) 8-18042 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Keeping (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-4 G M Lyons I J Brennan (3) 80 8/19.00

Verdict

Strandfield Lady came with a late burst to catch Keeping at Down Royal but the runner-up is much better off at the weights and should reverse the form. Something Graceful had been threatening to win a race and did so at Wexford so a 3lb rise shouldn't be an issue. FLEUR DE NUIT made supporters of the odds-on Unaccompanied sweat at Galway last week where she was well in the lead at this trip over that 1m6f. If she runs up to that form she should be good enough and Johnny Murtagh is a very positive booking. There are plenty of dangers including the lightly-raced Clara Bel La, though she's gone up 4lb for finishing second to Abou Ben at Limerick.