Curragh

  • 14:25 Staffordstown Stud Stakes 1m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Good (Straight: Good, Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.08s
  • Off time: 14:27:04
14:25 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flying Jib 5/1
2nd Chicago Girl (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 7222 Dark blue, red & white striped sleeves, dark blue cap Chicago Girl (IRE) 14
2 9-0 J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 106 13/82.62
2 (2) 16 Dark Blue Dazzling (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
2 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 11/102.10
3 (6) 41 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Flying Jib 56
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/16.00
4 (4) YELLOW, purple panel, quartered cap Intense Light (IRE)
2 9-0 J S Bolger R P Whelan 33/134.00
5 (3) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leafy Suburb (IRE)
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 16/117.00
6 (5) 77 DARK BLUE, light blue stars, light blue slvs, dark blue cap, light blue star Power And Passion (IRE) 14
2 9-0 t W McCreery W M Lordan 28/129.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien won this four times in succession before last year and will be hoping DAZZLING can put a disappointing run in a Listed contest here last month behind her. She had looked very promising when making a winning start on the track a fortnight earlier but was caught out by a slow early pace before being impeded and eased. Chicago Girl is the form pick on her narrow defeat by My Titania in a Group 3 here last time and is an obvious threat while Flying Jib was impressive at Dundalk and wouldn't be running here unless Dermot Weld thought she was capable of winning. Intense Light looks best of Jim Bolger's pair though she's up against it on her debut.