Curragh

  • 15:55 Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes 7f

  • Winner €40,625 2nd €11,875 3rd €5,626 4th €1,874
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.40s
  • Off time: 15:57:20
15:55 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sruthan (IRE) 9/4
2nd Custom Cut (IRE) 4/1
3rd Wannabe Better (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 26748-3 Red, white epaulettes, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Custom Cut (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 D O'Meara D Tudhope 108 4/15.00
2 (6) 115641- Purple, red star, red cap, white diamonds Sruthan (IRE) 189
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 h P D Deegan C D Hayes 111 9/43.25
3 (2) 598-454 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 v K J Condon S Foley 98 25/126.00
4 (8) 2046-86 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 p A McGuinness F Lynch 96 33/134.00
5 (1) 4/58177- Dark Blue Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 162
4 9-7 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 108 4/15.00
6 (5) 3763-42 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Pop Art (IRE) 11
4 9-4 C O'Brien F M Berry 100 13/27.50
7 (3) 145270- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Tobann (IRE) 163
Distance Winner
4 9-4 t J S Bolger R P Cleary 101 16/117.00
8 (7) 11041-6 RED, black seams, black star on cap Wannabe Better (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
4 9-4 T Stack W M Lordan 108 4/15.00

Verdict

Custom Cut produced a shock victory in this a year ago when trained by George Kent. Now with David O'Meara, he ran really well on his reappearance in the Doncaster Mile but has a penalty here as does SRUTHAN though it's the latter who earns the vote. Unraced as a juvenile, he began last season with two victories and ran in three Group 3's before winning one at Tipperary in October where he had Wannabe Better and Bold Thady Quill behind. Cristoforo Colombo has never lived up to his tall reputation and his only victories have been in a maiden and a sprint at Dundalk though he has mainly competed at a higher level.