Curragh

  • 14:45 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden6f

  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 18.46s
  • Off time: 14:46:37
14:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Booker 9/4
2nd Ella's Delight (IRE) 50/1
3rd Zaindera (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) ROYAL BLUE, red chevron, hooped sleeves, check cap Ella's Delight (IRE)
4 9-12 P Hickey C P Hoban (3) 50/151.00
2 (9) 52- ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 175
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 11/43.75
3 (8) 2- BLACK, white epaulettes, white cap, black stars Booker 291
3 9-0 D Wachman F M Berry 9/43.25
4 (2) LIME GREEN, purple sleeves, white cap Celestial Fable (IRE)
3 9-0 T Stack W M Lordan 9/110.00
5 (6) 43- MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Cultured Lady (IRE) 191
3 9-0 P D Deegan C D Hayes 14/115.00
6 (3) 3029- Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Homeric Hymn (FR) 186
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington N G McCullagh 75 14/115.00
7 (7) Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Straightandnarrow (IRE)
3 9-0 A Oliver Christina Simpson (10) 50/151.00
8 (4) 69 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Suburban Sky (IRE) 16
3 9-0 Jane M Foley G F Carroll 66/167.00
9 (5) 44- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zaindera (IRE) 210
3 9-0 M Halford S Foley 9/43.25

Verdict

Beyond Brilliance is a half-sister to four middle-distance winners and though showing promise in her opening campaign should do better when tackling further. BOOKER never threatened the winner on her introduction at Naas in June but caught the eye with a late run and looks just the type to win races this season, starting here. Zaindera is by Acclamation and should have plenty of pace. She'll improve this season and looks a threat while Cultured Lady led for a long way over 7f at Dundalk on her final start last season.