Curragh

  • 14:45 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes 6f

  • Winner €40,624 2nd €11,874 3rd €5,625 4th €1,875
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.76s
  • Off time: 14:46:15
14:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hitchens (IRE) 13/2
2nd Reply (IRE) 11/1
3rd Slade Power (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (9) 5050-90 Gold & black check, pink sleeves & cap Tiddliwinks 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 K A Ryan P J Smullen 109 10/111.00
3 (5) 20510-2 Yellow, red braces, red chevrons on sleeves, red diamond on cap Jimmy Styles 37
Distance Winner
9 9-12 p C G Cox R Hughes 108 5/16.00
4 (3) 8851/28- White, pink epaulettes, blue cap Angel's Pursuit (IRE) 477
Distance Winner
6 9-9 D Marnane S H James 98 40/141.00
5 (14) 1/11908- White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, red cap Antious (ARG) 315
Distance Winner
6 9-9 D Marnane T P Queally 110 20/121.00
6 (6) 312270- RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Arctic (IRE) 252
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-9 T Collins R P Whelan 104 33/134.00
7 (7) 19040-9 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap Dandy Boy (ITY) 77
Distance Winner
7 9-9 D Marnane 110 7/18.00
8 (13) 311-129 RED, black and white hooped cap Farmleigh House (IRE) 70
Distance Winner
6 9-9 W J Martin N G McCullagh 104 33/134.00
9 (12) 846437 White, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green sleeves, white chevrons, pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-9 T D Barron Johnny Murtagh 107 13/27.50
10 (8) 620822- White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 211
Distance Winner
7 9-9 D Marnane F Lynch 106 11/112.00
11 (2) 3006-09 Dark Blue Reply (IRE) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 v A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 11/112.00
12 (16) 2-22230 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 56
5 9-9 p M Halford S Foley 108 14/115.00
13 (15) 1/12118- WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Slade Power (IRE) 217
Distance Winner
4 9-9 E Lynam W M Lordan 109 10/34.33
14 (1) 940150- EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red sleeves, striped cap Katla (IRE) 196
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 J F Grogan W J Lee 102 33/134.00
15 (10) 2132-69 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-3 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 111 10/111.00
16 (17) 11355-3 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Parliament Square (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 p A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 108 12/113.00
17 (11) 1340-68 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Infanta Branca (USA) 19
Course Winner
3 8-11 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 92 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (4)3212-15Maarek610-0D P NagleJ P Spencer114

Verdict

Seven of the last nine winners have been trained in the UK including the last two, Hitchens and Tiddliwinks, who both run here. There has been no double-figure draw in the past 14 years so Hitchens is ruled out despite Johnny Murtagh's presence. Slade Power also looks out of it in stall 15 and Nocturnal Affair will do well to land such a competitive event after a very long break. This isn't a great race for three-year-olds but Aidan O'Brien has a couple of entries though Parliament Square is drawn widest of all and Infanta Branca doesn't look good enough. MAAREK has a chance second to none as he loves this track so with rain forecast it's David Nagle's tough and consistent sprinter who is handed the vote. Last year's runner-up Jimmy Styles prefers faster ground and looks a threat if the going remains quick while South Africa produces good sprinters so the Group 2 winner Antious is one for the future though a poor draw is no help here.