Curragh

  • 17:35 Newstalk 106-108 Maiden1m 2f

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.42s
  • Off time: 17:38:05
17:35 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maggie Dalton (IRE) 14/1
2nd Orator (IRE) 8/1
3rd Pearl Turn (USA) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 9- BLACK, white chevron, halved sleeves, black cap, white stars Calling You (IRE) 184
4 10-5 R P O'Keeffe T P O'Shea 100/1101.00
2 (13) 2-5 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Zafarqand (IRE) 16
5 10-5 P O Brady Johnny Murtagh 16/117.00
3 (6) 90930-0 RED & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Gooey (IRE) 11
5 10-0 Mrs S Dawson J A Heffernan 100/1101.00
4 (3) 6- DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Maggie Dalton (IRE) 309
4 10-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 14/115.00
5 (5) 05 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Campestral Scene 21
3 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 50/151.00
6 (15) 44- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Dabadiyan (IRE) 245
3 9-5 M Halford D P McDonogh 7/18.00
7 (2) green, red epaulettes, red cap, green star Hejaz (IRE)
3 9-5 J M Oxx B A Curtis 20/121.00
8 (12) 2 Dark Blue Lake Nova (IRE) 11
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 5/23.50
9 (4) 25 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Manalapan (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 t P J Prendergast C D Hayes 11/43.75
10 (9) 36-2 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Orator (IRE) 23
3 9-5 D Wachman C R King (7) 8/19.00
11 (11) 50- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Street Party 303
3 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 33/134.00
12 (8) Royal blue Weather Watch (IRE)
3 9-5 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 33/134.00
13 (7) Black, pink panel & sleeves, pink cap Luna Forest (IRE)
3 9-0 T Collins P J Smullen 28/129.00
14 (14) 4- Pink, dark blue hoop, hooped sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star Magical Steps (USA) 287
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 5/16.00
15 (10) 3 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Turn (USA) 23
3 9-0 G M Lyons J P Spencer 10/111.00

Verdict

Manalapan looked a nice prospect when narrowly beaten by Rule The World here last month but disappointed at Gowran three weeks later and will have to do better. Orator showed potential last season and was attempting to concede Majenta 5lb on his reappearance at Dundalk while Maggie Dalton looked badly in need of the experience on her belated debut here last July. Lake Nova will have benefited from his run behind Resolute Response at Naas and has to be a threat but a chance is taken on MAGICAL STEPS. The 270,000 dollar yearling made her debut over a mile here in August and though looking in need of the run caught the eye when staying on late. She can do better and is likely to start at a fair price.