• 15:45 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Sapphire Stakes 5f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €12,350 3rd €5,850 4th €1,950
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:45:05
15:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 14/1
2nd Extortionist (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 712402 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Jamesie (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 9-9 D Marnane F Lynch 105 7/24.50
3 (3) 769177 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Monsieur Joe (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 9-9 P T Midgley J P O'Brien 104 5/16.00
4 (1) 40-2516 White & royal blue chevrons, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-6 T Stack W M Lordan 101 8/19.00
5 (6) 2091-41 RED, royal blue seams, check cap Timeless Call (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 9-6 R Roberts P J Smullen 101 7/24.50
6 (4) 934-001 Grey, purple seams, purple sleeves & cap Extortionist (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-3 O Stevens C T Keane 100 2/13.00
7 (5) 214-807 Dark Blue Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
3 9-3 b1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 94 14/115.00
Non runners
1 (7)10-7212Maarek710-0Miss E McCutcheonD P McDonogh115


Maarek hardly ever runs on quick ground and the majority of his dozen victories have come on going with plenty of give. The Duke Of York Stakes winner found Slade Power too good here last month but that was no disgrace and it will be a surprise if he's not in the mix despite conditions. He had TIMELESS CALL behind when runner-up to Guerre at Naas in April but the latter is much more at home on this faster surface as he showed when landing a Listed contest at Cork from today's rival Jamesie so he's taken to gain his first Group victory. Monsieur Joe is a very useful handicapper though he's another who could find the ground a bit lively so it's the three-year-old Extortionist who looks a more likely threat as he thrives in fast ground.