Curragh

  • 15:00 Elusive Pimpernel Maiden6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 19.42s
  • Off time: 15:02:12
15:00 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Redoutable (IRE) 9/1
2nd Rigoletta (IRE) 6/1
3rd Royal Visit (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap Apache Crow (IRE)
5 10-4 L Comer Gary Paul Halpin (10) 100/1101.00
2 (13) Emerald green & white quartered, white armlet, white cap, emerald green star Danehill Promise (IRE)
5 10-4 J Nash D J Casey 100/1101.00
3 (18) 69/ MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap Elusive Night (IRE) 588
5 10-4 L Comer M E Rafferty (10) 100/1101.00
4 (12) 56- RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Forgot To Call 162
4 10-4 A Oliver B A Curtis 33/134.00
5 (23) 9/68- PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Lazarian (IRE) 221
4 10-4 Michael Mulvany Sam James (5) 44 33/134.00
6 (1) 80- YELLOW, large dark green spots, yellow cap, emerald green spots Can We Dare (IRE) 168
4 9-13 E P Harty E J McNamara (3) 66/167.00
7 (17) Purple & white quartered, hooped sleeves, black cap Firestrike
4 9-13 J B McCabe Sammy Jo Bell (7) 50/151.00
8 (10) 268/956- BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Gatamalata (IRE) 303
4 9-13 J G Murphy R P Whelan (5) 75 16/117.00
9 (16) 7 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap New Experience (USA) 51
4 9-13 A Oliver D P McDonogh 33/134.00
10 (3) PURPLE, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Princess Serafina (IRE)
4 9-13 M M Lynch S A Gray (7) 66/167.00
11 (27) 0569/0-8 Red, black panel, black cap, red spots Red Riddle (IRE) 51
6 9-13 p D P Kelly Megan Carberry (10) 45 100/1101.00
12 (24) RED, white spots, white cap Acclaimed Angel (IRE)
3 9-5 D P Nagle M C Hussey 25/126.00
13 (6) Royal blue, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Atacx (IRE)
3 9-5 T Stack W M Lordan 7/24.50
14 (5) 00- BLACK, red star, yellow sleeves, black & red quartered cap Brog Deas (IRE) 142
3 9-5 P J Flynn J F Egan 66/167.00
15 (11) White, emerald green panel, striped cap Diabolito (IRE)
3 9-5 W McCreery C O'Donoghue 50/151.00
16 (26) 00- WHITE, emerald green disc & spots on sleeves, emerald green cap Doublebarreljimmy (IRE) 93
3 9-5 M Butler L F Roche (5) 100/1101.00
17 (20) 00- EMERALD GREEN Everything Zain (IRE) 147
3 9-5 D T Hughes R P Cleary 50/151.00
18 (8) PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Fiery Ambition
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen (3) 12/113.00
19 (30) LIGHT BLUE, dark blue seams, striped cap Hi Emperor (IRE)
3 9-5 Sean P Hennessy F Lynch 50/151.00
20 (14) 9- WHITE, red epaulettes, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 170
3 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 33/134.00
21 (9) 00- YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Stocktons Wing (IRE) 163
3 9-5 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 66/167.00
22 (28) PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, purple cap Sweet Mystery (IRE)
3 9-5 D K Weld S M Gorey (3) 20/121.00
23 (25) 5324- ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Ahimsa (IRE) 204
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (ex1) 82 4/15.00
24 (15) 58- ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star Domino Queen (IRE) 128
3 9-0 D Wachman W J Lee 25/126.00
25 (22) 84- Pink Possible 161
3 9-0 C O'Brien F M Berry 8/19.00
26 (2) 627460- BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Redoutable (IRE) 172
3 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 84 9/110.00
27 (4) 233244- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rigoletta (IRE) 147
3 9-0 t J S Bolger K J Manning 81 6/17.00
28 (29) RED, yellow cross of lorraine & armlet, red & dark blue striped cap Royal Visit (IRE)
3 9-0 J M Oxx Johnny Murtagh 8/19.00
29 (19) 3- Maroon, black cross sashes, white cap Steely Grace (IRE) 161
3 9-0 M Halford S Foley 7/18.00
30 (21) 0- Dark Blue Step Lightly (IRE) 140
3 9-0 D Wachman J A Heffernan 20/121.00

Verdict

A 30-runner maiden on the first day of the Flat season doesn't look a race to get too involved in and just one favourite has won in 10 renewals. Ahimsa represents Ballydoyle and showed some ability as a juvenile without looking a star though her high draw may be a plus and while Redoutable ran in some decent class events she appeared to go backwards as the season progressed. Rigoletta showed potential and is likely to get involved while Steely Grace ran well enough on her debut behind Bulbul at Naas to be on the short-list. John Oxx has won this twice in recent years and a chance is taken on his newcomer ROYAL VISIT, who is a half-sister to several winning sprinters and is drawn well enough to make a bold bid.