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
Nag me
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
Nag meBeaten 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
Nag me
6 10-4 M J Byrne C R King (5) 100/1101.00
4 (1) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Aerialist (IRE)
Nag me
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
Nag me
3 9-5 D K Weld L F Roche (3) 12/113.00
6 (10) MAUVE Dark Alliance (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 M Halford S Foley 25/126.00
7 (19) 0-9 YELLOW, red sleeves, yellow & white check cap Pontificate (IRE) 23
Nag me
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
Nag me
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
Nag me
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/42.25
10 (2) 90- grey,purple panel, check cap Spring Focus (IRE) 161
Nag me
3 9-5 J S Bolger R P Whelan (3) 50/151.00
11 (9) Red, Purple cap Taggeen (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 t1 T Collins G F Carroll 40/141.00
12 (12) Dark Blue The Islander (IRE)
Nag me
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
Nag me
3 9-0 C O'Brien F M 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
Nag me
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
Nag me
3 9-0 W McCreery C O'Donoghue 50/151.00
16 (20) 46- Pink Supernatural (IRE) 241
Nag me
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)
Nag me
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)
Nag me
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
Nag me
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
Nag me
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.