Curragh

  • 14:15 Flame Of Tara European Breeders Fund Stakes 1m

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.03s
  • Off time: 14:19:18
14:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Avenue Gabriel 4/1
2nd Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 16/1
3rd Minorette (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 133 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Avenue Gabriel 35
Course Winner
2 9-0 P D Deegan C D Hayes 104 4/15.00
2 (7) 221 Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 37
2 9-0 P A Fahy P J Smullen 88 16/117.00
3 (8) 4 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Beyond Intensity (IRE) 14
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 16/117.00
4 (9) 5 Pink Circling (IRE) 14
2 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 5/16.00
5 (5) 1 Dark Blue Dazzling (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (ex2) 8/111.73
6 (3) 14 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Minorette (USA) 35
2 9-0 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 20/121.00
7 (4) 0 yellow, purple panel, checked cap Novel Approach (IRE) 8
2 9-0 J S Bolger R P Whelan 40/141.00
8 (1) 713315 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Princess Aloof (IRE) 24
2 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 82 25/126.00
9 (6) 2 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Witches Brew (IRE) 22
2 9-0 E Lynam J A Heffernan 10/111.00

Verdict

DAZZLING lived up to her name and billing when storming to a debut victory here at the beginning of the month and there will be some long faces at Ballydoyle if she's can't follow up here despite taking on much better opponents. Beyond Intensity and Circling both showed ability in that race and though they look held neither of their trainers would be coming here without some hope. Avenue Gabriel will prove a good yardstick having followed her battling success on this track from today's rival Ballybacka Queen with placed efforts at Group 3 and 2 level and wasn't too far behind the selection's highly-rated stablemate Tapestry here last time.