Curragh

  • 16:10 O'Briens Wines European Breeders Fund Fillies Handicap1m

  • Winner €16,900 2nd €4,940 3rd €2,340 4th €780
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places on Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.67s
  • Off time: 16:10:37
16:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shanooan (USA) 14/1
2nd Sretaw (IRE) 7/1
3rd Photo Call (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 555834 RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Califante 5
4 9-12 T Hogan R P Whelan 97 12/113.00
2 (6) 4340-15 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Maggie Dalton (IRE) 37
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-11 h J S Bolger K J Manning 96 8/19.00
3 (1) 414- EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Calibrate 315
4 9-6 D K Weld P J Smullen 91 7/18.00
4 (3) 2-66074 Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Maremmadiavola (IRE) 21
3 8-12 p E Lynam F Lynch 91 7/18.00
5 (2) 179260 Purple, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Shanooan (USA) 5
3 8-9 George Kent C R King (3) 88 14/115.00
6 (8) 2316 Royal blue, white panel, striped sleeves, white cap Photo Call (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
3 8-7 D Wachman W M Lordan 86 9/110.00
7 (9) 5100-62 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, green sleeves, yellow armlet, green cap Ramone (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
4 8-6 W T Farrell N G McCullagh 77 4/15.00
8 (7) 75-2321 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Sea Coast (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
3 8-5 M Halford S Foley 84 7/24.50
9 (5) 1-68222 Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap Sretaw (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-5 b G P Cromwell C D Hayes 76 7/18.00

Verdict

Maggie Dalton didn't appear to enjoy the step-up to 1m2f at Leopardstown after scoring over this trip at Limerick but now appears to be too high in the weights. Calibrate landed a Gowran maiden in August but hasn't run since beaten in a handicap the following month. Photo Call started favourite for a handicap here last month after her Fairyhouse maiden victory but never looked like winning so this can go to RAMONE. She's having her first start over this trip but was staying on strongly when just failing to catch Flic Flac over 7f at Leopardstown. The progressive Sea Coast and consistent Sretaw are others to consider in a race dominated by low weights.