Curragh

  • 16:25 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes 1m

  • Winner €65,000 2nd €20,000 3rd €10,000 4th €4,000
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.52s
  • Off time: 16:27:27
16:25 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Casamento (IRE) 4/6
2nd Mawaakef (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 12 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Casamento (IRE) 15
2 9-1 M Halford P J Smullen 4/61.67
2 (7) 421 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, emerald green cap Factum (USA) 21
2 9-1 A P O'Brien Johnny Murtagh 90 7/18.00
3 (5) 335 DARK BLUE, yellow panel, sleeves & cap Hold The Aces 12
2 9-1 J J Murphy D M Grant 78 40/141.00
4 (3) 41 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mawaakef (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
2 9-1 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 91 7/24.50
5 (4) 41 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Music In The Rain (IRE) 67
Distance Winner
2 9-1 t J S Bolger K J Manning 9/110.00
6 (1) 42173 Dark Blue Robin Hood (IRE) 22
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 92 12/113.00
7 (2) 68 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Rossvoss 15
2 9-1 T M Walsh W M Lordan 40/141.00

Verdict

It's impossible to look beyond CASAMENTO after his brilliant performance behind Pathfork in the Group 1 National Stakes here. Michael Halford's colt, racing in the famous colours of Sheikh Mohammed, went into Ireland's top juvenile event with just a Tipperary maiden success to his credit but he attracted plenty of support and gave followers of the unbeaten winner a real fright. Factum and Robin Hood represent Aidan O'Brien and the former, a winner on Polytrack last time, may just have the edge over his stablemate though he's just held by Mawaakef on their run at Killarney. Music In The Rain is progressing nicely but a place is the best he can hope for if Casamento is on song.