• 14:00 Most Improved European Breeders Fund Race5f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.61s
  • Off time: 14:00:06
14:00 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Great War (USA) 1/9
2nd Bwana (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 21 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Bwana (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
2 9-7 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 7/18.00
2 (2) 1 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap The Great War (USA) 11
Distance Winner
2 9-7 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 1/91.11
3 (6) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fresh Focus (IRE)
2 9-2 t1 J S Bolger K J Manning 14/115.00
4 (4) grey,purple panel, check cap Intense Style (IRE)
2 9-2 J S Bolger R P Whelan (3) 33/134.00
5 (5) Dark blue, mauve stars, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars on cap Arriana (IRE)
2 8-11 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 33/134.00
6 (3) 65 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Bluerince Lady (IRE) 11
2 8-11 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 66/167.00


THE GREAT WAR landed the odds with the minimum of fuss at Tipperary on his debut with Bluerince Lady back in fifth. The Ballydoyle colt should have too much for Bwana and gets the nod to follow up. The latter scored in heavy ground at Cork last month but has yet to race on a fast surface. Kevin Manning's presence suggests Fresh Focus is preferred to stablemate Intense Style and the former also makes more appeal than fellow newcomer Arriana.