Curragh

  • 14:30 Big Bad Bob Maiden6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.68s
  • Off time: 14:32:10
14:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Caesaria (IRE) 5/1
2nd Master Speaker (IRE) 5/2
3rd Late Rosebud (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
3 (3) 0 WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap Around The Bend (IRE) 44
4 9-13 P J Rothwell J A Heffernan 33/134.00
4 (4) 0- RED, white Cross of Lorraine, white & orange hooped cap Emperors Pride 181
4 9-13 A Leahy E J McNamara 20/121.00
5 (9) 047- ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, pink sleeves & cap So Devoted (IRE) 165
4 9-13 W T Farrell M M Monaghan (5) 9/110.00
6 (14) 7-0 White, purple seams, purple cap Bosworth Field (USA) 65
3 9-5 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 33/134.00
7 (12) Emerald green, emerald green & black striped sleeves, striped cap Caesaria (IRE)
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 5/16.00
8 (1) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Master Speaker (IRE)
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 5/23.50
9 (11) 09 Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Minot Street (CAN) 58
3 9-5 t J C McConnell G F Carroll 40/141.00
10 (13) 068- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Snakes And Ladders (IRE) 154
3 9-5 T Stack W M Lordan 7/18.00
11 (6) Black, White Hoops, royal blue and white quartered cap Until Midnight (IRE)
3 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 5/16.00
12 (10) Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Why Me
3 9-5 J C McConnell R Coakley (7) 33/134.00
13 (2) BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Late Rosebud (IRE)
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/16.00
14 (7) 700- BLACK, white epaulettes, white cap, black stars Peggy's Leg (USA) 174
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (8)7-59Lake Storm (IRE)410-4J M BarrettD Robinson
2 (5)3Shalaman (IRE)410-4Denis HoganD G Hogan

Verdict

This has been won by some decent performers including a couple from the Aidan O'Brien camp who have Master Speaker engaged this time. He's a half-brother to several winners though none of them at a high level. Caesaria is from the first crop of a sire who made a good start with his two-year-olds and Jim Bolger will have him straight but this could be one for the fillies as LATE ROSEBUD is a full-sister to the Group 3 winner Yellow Rosebud and a half-sister to three other winners. Shalaman may do best of those with experience after a promising effort at Dundalk though four-year-olds don't have a good record in the race.