Curragh

  • 15:05 Power European Breeders Fund Tetrarch Stakes 7f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.69s
  • Off time: 15:05:28
15:05 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alkasser (IRE) 10/1
2nd Focus On Venice (IRE) 12/1
3rd Intensical (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 118- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Great White Eagle (USA) 205
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 9-6 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 106 13/27.50
2 (4) 01 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Alkasser (IRE) 16
3 9-3 D K Weld L F Roche 10/111.00
3 (1) 15-1 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Focus On Venice (IRE) 16
3 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 102 12/113.00
4 (3) 214- Pink Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 321
3 9-3 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 102 12/113.00
5 (10) 312-2 Yellow & purple check, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Gold Peregrine 16
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 J P Murtagh F M Berry 96 9/110.00
6 (6) 7155-91 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intensical (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-3 J S Bolger R P Whelan 99 20/121.00
7 (5) 21-2 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Magnolia Beach (IRE) 19
3 9-3 G M Lyons E J McNamara 98 12/113.00
8 (8) 212- Dark Blue Michaelmas (USA) 191
Course Winner
3 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 108 6/17.00
9 (9) 1-94 Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Quadrivium (USA) 19
3 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 95 6/17.00
10 (7) 23113-2 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Shining Emerald 36
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-3 P D Deegan C D Hayes 108 11/43.75
11 (2) 531 Grey The Islander (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-3 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 88 16/117.00
12 (11) 574412- Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Maremmadiavola (IRE) 218
3 8-12 E Lynam F Lynch 98 33/134.00

Verdict

It's a bit of surprise that Aidan O'Brien hasn't trained the winner of this in 10 years but he makes a concerted effort this time with four runners. Great White Eagle was no match for Astaire in the Middle Park at Newmarket when last at the track and carries a penalty for his earlier Group 3 victory over 6f here. Joseph O'Brien rides MICHAELMAS, a runner-up at Leopardstown in October when Shining Emerald finished third. The former may prove good enough in this ahead of stablemates Fountain Of Youth and The Islander. Focus On Venice is a leading contender having beaten Gold Peregrine at Cork last month and Alkasser steps up in class after landing his maiden by six lengths at the same track. Magnolia Beach finished ahead of Quadrivium in a Listed race at Dundalk recently and San Siro Listed winner Maremmadiavola is interesting making her debut for Ed Lynam.