Curragh

  • 16:45 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Irish Cambridgeshire 1m

  • Winner €59,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.64s
  • Off time: 16:51:38
16:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moran Gra (USA) 12/1
2nd Regulation (IRE) 11/1
3rd Campanology 20/1
4th Ansgar (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 808102 Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-13 t Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 106 12/113.00
2 (17) 6-14304 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Sweet Lightning 38
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-13 t J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 106 12/113.00
3 (11) 11-1113 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Stuccodor (IRE) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-11 v D K Weld P J Smullen 104 10/111.00
4 (15) 81-1 Dark Blue Francis Of Assisi (IRE) 161
Course Winner
3 9-6 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 104 7/18.00
5 (1) 427414 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Tobann (IRE) 10
3 9-6 t J S Bolger K J Manning 104 10/111.00
6 (13) 07-6240 Beige, brown armlet, beige cap Global Village (IRE) 33
8 9-4 B Ellison C D Hayes 97 14/115.00
7 (14) 086402 ROYAL BLUE, white disc, white spots on sleeves, royal blue cap Dance And Dance (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 9-2 b E F Vaughan R L Moore 95 6/17.00
8 (9) 7-66033 BLACK, white seams, light green cap Moran Gra (USA) 39
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 p Ms J Morgan R P Whelan (3) 95 12/113.00
9 (12) 06-1703 YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Vastonea (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
5 9-2 K Prendergast Sam James (3) 95 25/126.00
10 (4) 023088 Red & black stripes, black spots on sleeves, red cap Anderiego (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
5 9-1 D O'Meara F M Berry 94 20/121.00
11 (16) 231-1 Pink Line Drummer (FR) 123
3 9-1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 99 14/115.00
12 (5) 404096 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, red & white striped sleeves, Black cap Campanology 18
4 8-13 t J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 92 20/121.00
13 (6) 233837 DARK BLUE, yellow braces & armlet, quartered cap Regulation (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-12 M Halford S Foley 91 11/112.00
14 (2) 176-33 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Karamaya (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-11 b1 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 95 10/111.00
15 (20) 978618 Red, emerald green cross sashes, quartered cap Northern Rocked (IRE) 17
7 8-11 v D K Weld L F Roche (3) 90 25/126.00
16 (7) 272026 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Abbey Vale (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 8-8 G M Lyons G F Carroll 92 8/19.00
17 (3) 324700 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 8-8 t D English M C Hussey 87 33/134.00
18 (19) 363604 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Golden Shoe (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 8-4 J T Gorman C R King (5) 81 20/121.00
19 (8) 012218 Emerald green & white hoops, yellow sleeves, dark green cap Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
3 8-4 b G M Lyons I T Queally (10) 85 20/121.00
20 (18) 231145 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Target Acquired (IRE) 4
Beaten Favourite
3 8-4 b1 A Oliver C P Hoban (3) 84 33/134.00

Verdict

It should be no surprise than not one favourite has won in eleven years. Aidan O'Brien won this a few years ago with Poet and will probably have the market leaders this time. Francis Of Assisi has won his last two races on very testing ground so how he handles these conditions is an unknown factor but he's obviously useful. His stablemate Line Drummer also loved the testing ground when last seen easily landing a Tipperary handicap in May for which he was handed a 14lb rise in the weights. Sweet Lightning also appears best with plenty of give and Johnny Murtagh may have a better chance with Campanology. John Oxx tries Karamaya in first time blinkers after she ran in snatches here last time but it's STUCCODOR who is taken to return to winning ways. He was behind stablemate Northern Rocked at Galway on his bid for a six-timer but that was over 7f and this is more his trip. There is plenty of UK interest but this looks like staying at home.