Curragh

  • 17:45 Darley Irish Oaks 1m 4f

  • Winner €232,000 2nd €76,000 3rd €36,000 4th €12,000
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.68s
  • Off time: 18:06:05
17:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bracelet (IRE) 10/1
2nd Tapestry (IRE) 13/2
3rd Volume 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2128-30 Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 55
3 9-0 P A Fahy F M Berry 100 50/151.00
2 (7) 101253 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 5
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien 95 80/181.00
3 (3) 81-101 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Bracelet (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 107 10/111.00
4 (11) 148-512 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, royal blue cap Lustrous 30
3 9-0 R Hannon P J Dobbs 104 20/121.00
5 (8) 321 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Maid Of The Glens (IRE) 23
3 9-0 J P Shanahan R P Whelan 79 100/1101.00
6 (5) 1-616 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Marvellous (IRE) 43
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 9-0 b1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 116 7/24.50
7 (1) 125721 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Palace (IRE) 5
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 102 12/113.00
8 (10) 112-06 Dark Blue Tapestry (IRE) 29
Course Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 108 13/27.50
9 (4) 213-12 ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Tarfasha (IRE) 43
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 111 7/42.75
10 (2) 311-313 Dark blue & light green diamonds Volume 43
3 9-0 L M Cumani K J Manning 111 4/15.00
Non runners
11 (9)01-13Vote Often39-0D K WeldW M Lordan104

Verdict

The defection of Taghrooda gives this a much more open look with several of her Epsom victims now having a much better chance. Runner-up TARFASHA had no answer to John Gosden's winner but battled on for second spot just ahead of Volume, who didn't appear to enjoy the undulations and looks sure to make a fight of it again. Irish 1000 Guineas winner Marvellous was beaten fair and square and Palace appeared to finds the trip too far and has won subsequently over shorter. Bracelet, won the Ribblesdale at Ascot though runner-up Lustrous finished very strongly and could reverse the form though the Epsom form looks stronger and Joseph's presence on board Tapestry suggests she could be the pick of the Ballydoyle quintet despite having never raced beyond a mile.