• 15:35 Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.79s
  • Off time: 15:36:15
15:35 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Australia 3/10
2nd Carla Bianca (IRE) 14/1
3rd Juniper Tree 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) 2 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Australia 20
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 3/101.30
2 (11) 8 Royal blue Billboard (IRE) 55
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington Fran Berry 33/134.00
4 (12) Dark Blue Juniper Tree
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 10/111.00
5 (8) 3 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kerkeni (IRE) 20
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 5/16.00
6 (5) Dark green,white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, dark Green cap,white diamonds Moonmeister (IRE)
2 9-5 b1 Ms J Morgan W M Lordan 50/151.00
7 (6) 93 Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Political Policy (IRE) 12
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 33/134.00
8 (1) YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap San Quentin (IRE)
2 9-5 C O'Brien C D Hayes 50/151.00
9 (10) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Spring Focus (IRE)
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 12/113.00
10 (4) BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Carla Bianca (IRE)
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 14/115.00
11 (7) Dark blue, red & white striped sleeves, dark blue cap Chicago Girl (IRE)
2 9-0 J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 25/126.00
12 (2) WHITE, red diamond, red sleeves, white chevrons, red cap, white stars Gorteo (IRE)
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (3)Captain Teemo (IRE)29-5G M LyonsG F Carroll


AUSTRALIA, a son of Galileo out of the brilliant Ouija Board, looked a relatively cheap buy at 525,000gns given his illustrious pedigree and started a short-priced favourite on his debut here last month. Unfortunately for his supporters he badly missed the break and had too much to do but stayed on strongly at the finish behind Renaissance Art and compensation awaits. Kerkeni wasn't far behind in third so it's significant that John Oxx is willing to take on the runner-up again while the winner's trainer is represented by the well-connected Spring Focus. Another son of Galileo, Juniper Tree, looks the Ballydoyle second string but Dermot Weld's horses are going well and the filly Carla Bianca is worth noting for the future though she'll probably need further.