Curragh

  • 15:15 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places on straight course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.22s
  • Off time: 15:16:21
15:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ebanoran (IRE) 7/2
2nd Table Rock (IRE) 8/1
3rd Ponfeigh (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (12) Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Agent (IRE)
2 9-5 t1 G M Lyons E J McNamara 16/117.00
3 (3) PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Bobby's Heart (IRE)
2 9-5 D K Weld S M Gorey (3) 33/134.00
4 (10) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Ebanoran (IRE)
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 7/24.50
5 (11) WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Le Troisieme Gris (IRE)
2 9-5 J T Gorman D A McCormack (5) 33/134.00
6 (9) LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Ponfeigh (IRE)
2 9-5 J M Oxx B A Curtis 5/16.00
7 (2) YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Russian Roulette (IRE)
2 9-5 C O'Brien F M Berry 25/126.00
8 (14) BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Sailors Swan (USA)
2 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 11/112.00
9 (7) WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap System Overload (IRE)
2 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 14/115.00
10 (13) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Table Rock (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 8/19.00
11 (15) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Tigris River (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 11/82.38
12 (4) DARK GREEN, yellow panel, yellow cap, dark green spots Unrequited (IRE)
2 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 25/126.00
13 (1) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focas Mor (IRE)
2 9-0 J S Bolger R P Whelan (3) 33/134.00
14 (8) GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Irish Mint (IRE)
2 9-0 P J Prendergast C D Hayes 25/126.00
15 (6) Emerald green, emerald green & black striped sleeves, striped cap Korba (FR)
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 10/111.00
Non runners
1 (5)Adelaide29-5A P O'BrienM C Hussey

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien has chosen Tigris River, a son of Montjeu and related to several winners, over Adelaide and Table Rock but that is certainly no guarantee he'll come out on top of the trio. Pat Smullen is on board Sailors Swan, who has more pace in his pedigree than most, while Ebanoran should prove best of the John Oxx pair though he's related to some smart middle-distance performers and should do better next year. Jim Bolger's filly KORBA is the second foal of a mare who produced a winning juvenile with her first and the daughter of Exceed And Excel gets the vote in a race where the market should tell us more.