Curragh

  • 15:55 Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas 1m

  • Winner €173,999 2nd €56,999 3rd €27,000 4th €9,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.37s
  • Off time: 15:57:35
15:55 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Just The Judge (IRE) 2/1
2nd Rehn's Nest (IRE) 40/1
3rd Just Pretending (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 311- EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Big Break 211
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 106 4/15.00
2 (6) 321-542 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Bunairgead (IRE) 20
3 9-0 b J S Bolger K J Manning 100 25/126.00
3 (8) 16-6 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Dubaya 20
Distance Winner
3 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 93 50/151.00
4 (11) 214-345 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green chevron, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Exactement (IRE) 8
3 9-0 Mrs K Burke Jim Crowley 96 50/151.00
5 (7) 424-21 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Hanky Panky (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien R L Moore 93 8/19.00
6 (1) 1123- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Harasiya (IRE) 259
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 105 12/113.00
7 (9) 7-311 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Just Pretending (USA) 14
Distance Winner
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 101 14/115.00
8 (2) 111-2 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Just The Judge (IRE) 21
3 9-0 C Hills J P Spencer 110 2/13.00
9 (10) 540-518 Yellow, white & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap, white star Masarah (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-0 C E Brittain F Tylicki 100 40/141.00
10 (3) 1219-16 Dark green, white seams, white sleeves, white star on cap Maureen (IRE) 21
3 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 106 11/26.50
11 (14) 9-13 Dark blue, red cross sashes, yellow cap Mizzava (IRE) 14
3 9-0 M Halford S Foley 95 50/151.00
12 (13) 4425-14 Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Rehn's Nest (IRE) 11
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-0 t J S Bolger R P Whelan 102 40/141.00
13 (15) 1021-35 DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap Snow Queen (IRE) 21
Course Winner
3 9-0 v1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 106 7/18.00
14 (4) 1535-54 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Uleavemebreathless 14
3 9-0 A Oliver G F Carroll 95 66/167.00
16 (12) 1-2 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop What Style (IRE) 42
3 9-0 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 100 12/113.00
Non runners
15 (5)112-1Viztoria (IRE)39-0E LynamJohnny Murtagh111

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien picks Snow Queen of the Ballydoyle trio and she looked likely to be suited by this stiff track when staying on in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. However, JUST THE JUDGE was 2l in front of her in second place behind Sky Lantern and Charles Hills' filly, who was unbeaten before heading for the classic, can get back to winning ways. Maureen finished just behind Snow Queen but had an interrupted run when making ground and is no forlorn hope to reverse placings and take this. Viztoria beat Snow Queen very easily here in September and returned to action with a smooth victory over Bunairgead in a Group 3 here so she has to go on the short-list along with Harasiya, a close third to Sky Lantern in the Moyglare here in September. Big Break was very impressive when landing a Leopardstown Group 3 in October and Dermot Weld will have her ready for action despite a long absence.