Curragh

  • 13:55 Oxigen Environmental European Breeders Fund Maiden1m

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.23s
  • Off time: 13:56:33
13:55 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Obliterator (IRE) 9/1
2nd No Wunder 14/1
3rd Centre Of Interest (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) Dark blue & pink chevrons, dark blue sleeves, pink cap Aussie Valentine (IRE)
2 9-5 P D Deegan N G McCullagh 10/111.00
2 (2) 6 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Centre Of Interest (USA) 7
2 9-5 t J S Bolger K J Manning 6/17.00
3 (5) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Five Star General
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 9/25.50
4 (3) Red, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap Hatch Hall
2 9-5 J G Murphy G F Carroll 33/134.00
5 (6) ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Highly Toxic (IRE)
2 9-5 P J Flynn D M Grant 16/117.00
6 (7) Dark Blue Illusive (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 9/25.50
7 (10) 42 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Leafcutter (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 9/43.25
8 (8) 35 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Wunder 68
2 9-5 p1 D Wachman W J Lee 14/115.00
9 (9) Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Obliterator (IRE)
2 9-5 G M Lyons E J McNamara 9/110.00
10 (11) 77 PINK, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, pink star Ocean Scene (IRE) 24
2 9-5 J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 25/126.00
11 (12) 9 Emerald green, red chevron, red cap, emerald green diamond Panama Hat 10
2 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 20/121.00
12 (13) WHITE, black stars on sleeves & cap Patannsen (IRE)
2 9-5 J C McConnell S Foley 50/151.00
13 (4) 0 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Port Merrion (IRE) 10
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 25/126.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien had seven newcomers entered at the early stage and relies on Five Star General, a son of High Chaparral out of a winning miler, and Rip Van Winkle's brother ILLUSIVE, who should prove best of the pair at this stage and gets the vote to make a winning start. Leafcutter made a bright start here in June and started odds-on at Galway but didn't look enthusiastic in the closing stages and was beaten by Iniesta. He should do better as should Centre Of Interest, who caught the eye behind Agena at Leopardstown a week ago. No Wunder has been well beaten on both starts to date and will need to improve.