• 18:40 Goffs Vincent O'Brien Stakes 7f

  • Winner €116,000 2nd €38,000 3rd €18,000 4th €6,000
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.50s
  • Off time: 18:40:19
18:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Approach (IRE) 2/5
2nd Designs On Rome (IRE) 28/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 344111 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Ayaar (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
2 9-3 M R Channon Martin Harley 104 20/121.00
3 (2) 1111 Royal blue Dawn Approach (IRE) 88
Course Winner
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 115 2/51.40
4 (7) 3412 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Designs On Rome (IRE) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-3 P J Flynn D M Grant 91 28/129.00
5 (6) 12 Pink Flying The Flag (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 12/113.00
6 (5) 232321 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 6
Course Winner
2 9-3 pt J S Bolger R P Whelan 105 12/113.00
7 (3) 41 Dark Blue Nevis (IRE) 58
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 9/25.50
8 (1) 3114 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Probably (IRE) 34
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
2 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 106 12/113.00
Non runners
2 (8)132SCristoforo Colombo (USA)29-3A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien112


Jim Bolger has been very patient with DAWN APPROACH who hasn't seen a racecourse since landing the Coventry Stakes in June. The form of that Ascot victory has worked out very well and this looks within his capabilities. Joseph O'Brien is booked to ride Cristoforo Colombo providing he arrives in time after Doncaster and his mount was travelling ominously well when slipping up in the Phoenix Stakes here last month. He was only a length behind Dawn Approach at Ascot but was then surprisingly beaten by today's rival Probably here when the race appeared to come too soon. He can reverse the form with the winner while stablemate Flying The Flag is no forlorn hope having showed signs of immaturity behind First Cornerstone in the Group 2 Futurity over the C&D. Yet another from the yard, Nevis, easily won a Leopardstown maiden and though this is very much tougher he looks a nice type for the future.