Curragh

  • 15:20 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas 1m

  • Winner €174,000 2nd €57,000 3rd €27,000 4th €9,000
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy on round course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.29s
  • Off time: 15:21:03
15:20 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kingman 4/5
2nd Shifting Power 7/1
3rd Mustajeeb 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 122- Red, Yellow Panel, Yellow Chevrons on Sleeves, Red Cap Big Time (IRE) 286
3 9-0 J J Murphy S Foley 114 14/115.00
2 (14) 16-472 Maroon, yellow panel, yellow armlet, quartered cap Davids Park 11
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 b1 J J Murphy W M Lordan 95 100/1101.00
3 (4) 44-88 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Dolce N Karama (IRE) 86
3 9-0 J P Shanahan R P Whelan 102 100/1101.00
4 (11) 214-8 Pink Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 19
3 9-0 A P O'Brien F M Berry 100 50/151.00
5 (7) 118-4 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Great White Eagle (USA) 19
Course Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 106 20/121.00
6 (13) 422-361 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Johann Strauss 8
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 104 12/113.00
7 (1) 11-12 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Kingman 21
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 J H M Gosden James Doyle 119 4/51.80
9 (12) 212-7 Dark Blue Michaelmas (USA) 19
Course Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 105 20/121.00
10 (2) 412-1 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Mustajeeb 13
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 114 4/15.00
11 (9) 1-2 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Obliterator (IRE) 38
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 p1 G M Lyons J P Spencer 109 12/113.00
13 (6) 11-14 Dark blue & white stripes, purple sleeves, purple & white striped cap Shifting Power 21
3 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 114 7/18.00
Non runners
8 (8)123-Mandatario39-0J S BolgerK J Manning102
12 (3)3-11Prince Of All39-0P D DeeganC D Hayes102
14 (10)11311-9War Command (USA)39-0A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien118

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won five of the last six and has a quintet entered this time. All of those winners have been the stable's first choice and that privilege goes to WAR COMMAND this time. Both Roderic O'Connor in 2011 and Power a year later had been well beaten in the Guineas at Newmarket before making remarkable progress to land this and it's not beyond the realms of possibility that the same will happen here. The Dewhurst winner never got going at Headquarters but wasn't beaten that far behind the shock winner Night Of Thunder and the favourite Kingman and is taken to reverse form with the runner-up and the winner's stablemate Shifting Power, who was just in front of him. That pair have obvious chances of landing this for England but Mustajeeb was well beaten by the selection in the Futurity here in August. Obliterator was a long way behind subsequent Dante flop True Story at Newmarket but that wasn't his form and he'll be a different proposition this time.