Curragh

  • 18:30 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby 1m 4f

  • Winner €725,000 2nd €237,499 3rd €112,499 4th €37,500
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 27.17s
  • Off time: 18:30:16
18:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trading Leather (IRE) 6/1
2nd Galileo Rock (IRE) 9/1
3rd Festive Cheer (FR) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1162-34 Royal blue, white cap Cap O'rushes 9
3 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor P J Smullen 97 661/1067.10
2 (9) 51-30 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Festive Cheer (FR) 28
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 109 33/134.00
3 (1) 15-33 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Galileo Rock (IRE) 28
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 117 9/110.00
4 (2) 1412 Royal blue Libertarian 28
3 9-0 Mrs K Burke W Buick 117 7/24.50
5 (6) 41-32 Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Little White Cloud (IRE) 34
3 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 106 16/117.00
6 (7) 67-2118 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Ralston Road (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
3 9-0 b1 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 93 100/1101.00
7 (8) 111 Dark Blue Ruler Of The World (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-0 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 120 4/51.80
8 (3) 2111-21 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap, yellow star Sugar Boy (IRE) 64
3 9-0 P J Prendergast C D Hayes 112 9/110.00
9 (5) 115-231 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Trading Leather (IRE) 20
Course Winner
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 115 6/17.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien bids for his 11th victory in this having won the last seven renewals. He's represented this year by the unbeaten RULER OF THE WORLD who arrives on the back of an impressive win in the Derby at Epsom. Libertarian and Galileo Rock filled the places at Epsom with Festive Cheer well beaten and it's difficult to see any of that trio turning the tables with the Ballydoyle colt in this. Libertarian, now racing in Godolphin's colours but remaining in the charge of Elaine Burke, hit a flat spot in the Derby and may push the likely favourite a bit closer but Sugar Boy is the most interesting of today's opposition. He beat Libertarian and Galileo Rock in the Classic Trial at Sandown in April and there should be more to come from him stepping up in trip. Trading Leather beat Cap O'Rushes last term and should go well having won a Listed event over 1m2f here earlier this month, though was behind Libertarian at York earlier.