Curragh

  • 17:35 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden1m

  • Winner €11,040 2nd €2,560 3rd €1,121 4th €640
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.74s
  • Off time: 17:35:57
17:35 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sapphire (IRE) 11/1
2nd Claiomh Solais (IRE) 15/8
3rd Quest For Peace (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 06- YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alghanem (IRE) 140
3 9-5 M Phelan D J Moran 33/134.00
2 (18) 70- EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Coach Bombay (IRE) 146
3 9-5 M Halford J P Killahena (10) 66/167.00
3 (8) WHITE, purple panel, hooped cap General Bunching (USA)
3 9-5 J S Bolger C M Walsh (10) 33/134.00
5 (7) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hisaabaat (IRE)
3 9-5 D K Weld P Shanahan 16/117.00
6 (9) PINK, maroon star, striped cap Luggers Hall (IRE)
3 9-5 J G Coogan D P McDonogh 33/134.00
7 (17) MAROON Mafi (IRE)
3 9-5 E Lynam P B Beggy 66/167.00
8 (12) 3- Dark Blue Quest For Peace (IRE) 155
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (5) 5/23.50
9 (14) 4- Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Red Shaheen 237
3 9-5 P D Deegan W J Supple 7/18.00
10 (20) SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Revolutionary Road
3 9-5 C O'Brien F M Berry 33/134.00
11 (16) 0- BLACK, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap, black tassel The Grey Celt (IRE) 151
3 9-5 J C McConnell C D Hayes 66/167.00
12 (13) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Claiomh Solais (IRE)
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 15/82.88
13 (11) 79- PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Dearest (IRE) 160
3 9-0 J J Murphy S H James (7) 40/141.00
14 (3) 0- RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Goldplated (IRE) 155
3 9-0 J J Murphy B A Curtis (3) 66/167.00
15 (4) 5235- BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Jolie Jioconde (IRE) 177
3 9-0 E Lynam Johnny Murtagh 98 11/26.50
16 (15) 6- YELLOW, black striped sleeves & cap Oakwood Princess (IRE) 203
3 9-0 W McCreery K Latham 25/126.00
17 (1) 6- BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Sapphire (IRE) 262
3 9-0 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 11/112.00
18 (6) 644- EMERALD GREEN, red disc, striped sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Seavelvet (IRE) 170
3 9-0 E Griffin J A Heffernan 20/121.00
19 (19) ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Sionan (IRE)
3 9-0 A P O'Brien D R McCabe 33/134.00
20 (5) 00- White, maroon star & sleeves, maroon cap, white star Via Del Corso 228
3 9-0 P W Flynn D E Egan (10) 66/167.00
Non runners
4 (10)5-Gleadhradh (IRE)39-5J S BolgerD A Parkes

Verdict

Jim Bolger has won this for the past two years and has three entries this time. The newcomer Claiomh Solais is presumably the best at this stage as Kevin Manning has chosen to ride her but there are some very interesting rivals. QUEST FOR PEACE made a fair debut behind Cocozza at Cork in October and there is plenty of improvement in the son of Galileo who gets the vote for the Ballydoyle camp. Sapphire and Red Shaheen are well connected and should make decent three-year-olds while the newcomer Hisaabaat is related to numerous winners and can go well. Jolie Jioconde didn't take to Polytrack at Dundalk but his earlier efforts in a much better grade point to his obvious chance under Johnny Murtagh.