Curragh

  • 14:40 Elusive Pimpernel Maiden6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 19.18s
  • Off time: 14:41:03
14:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Iveagh Gardens (IRE) 6/1
2nd Tango Time (IRE) 16/1
3rd Supernatural (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Delta Beat
4 10-4 t1 Denis Hogan D G Hogan (3) 50/151.00
2 (7) 283325- Pink, royal blue spots on sleeves, royal blue spots on cap Lean And Keen (IRE) 93
Beaten Favourite
4 10-4 S Byrne D P McDonogh 74 12/113.00
3 (8) 9 Red, royal blue chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap Moto Moto (IRE) 58
6 10-4 M J Byrne C R King (5) 100/1101.00
4 (1) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Aerialist (IRE)
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 8/19.00
5 (4) 9-2 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Bobby's Heart (IRE) 44
3 9-5 D K Weld L F Roche (3) 12/113.00
6 (10) MAUVE Dark Alliance (IRE)
3 9-5 M Halford S Foley 25/126.00
7 (19) 0-9 YELLOW, red sleeves, yellow & white check cap Pontificate (IRE) 23
3 9-5 p1 J J Murphy J M Conneely (10) 66/167.00
8 (18) 000- BROWN, yellow star & stars on sleeves, brown cap, white star Prussian Eagle (IRE) 135
3 9-5 C O'Brien K J Dowling (10) 59 66/167.00
9 (6) 3- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Rousayan (IRE) 140
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/42.25
10 (2) 90- grey,purple panel, check cap Spring Focus (IRE) 161
3 9-5 J S Bolger R P Whelan (3) 50/151.00
11 (9) Red, Purple cap Taggeen (IRE)
3 9-5 t1 T Collins G F Carroll 40/141.00
12 (12) Dark Blue The Islander (IRE)
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 5/16.00
13 (11) 2- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Iveagh Gardens (IRE) 151
3 9-0 C O'Brien Fran Berry 6/17.00
14 (16) 89- White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Love The Feeling (IRE) 151
3 9-0 W McCreery W J Lee 50/151.00
15 (3) 8- Royal blue & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Miss Gally Rio (IRE) 107
3 9-0 W McCreery C O'Donoghue 50/151.00
16 (20) 46- Pink Supernatural (IRE) 241
3 9-0 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 25/126.00
17 (5) Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Taaluf (IRE)
3 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 16/117.00
18 (17) Grey, emerald green seams, emerald green star on cap Tango Time (IRE)
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 16/117.00
19 (14) 724 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Water Sprite (IRE) 16
3 9-0 J J Murphy D M Grant 50/151.00
20 (15) 7- PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Wood Violet (IRE) 188
3 9-0 J J Murphy J A Heffernan 50/151.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won this twice in the past six years and The Islander, his only entry at the five-day stage, has an entry in the Irish 2000 Guineas. He's related to five winners including Group 3 winner Empowering. Aerialist cost 400,000 euros which is hardly surprising as he's by Sea The Stars out of a Group 3 winner. Tango Time is related to a host of winners over a variety of distances but ROUSAYAN made a very encouraging debut on soft ground at Leopardstown where he led at today's trip before finding the extra furlong just beyond him. Normal progress can see him take this. Iveagh Gardens missed the break but stayed on nicely at Navan in October and could provide a threat.