Curragh

  • 14:40 C.L. Weld Park Stakes 7f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good to Firm - Straight Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.20s
  • Off time: 14:41:55
14:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st My Titania (IRE) 11/10
2nd Chicago Girl (IRE) 14/1
3rd Tarfasha (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 722 Dark blue, red & white striped sleeves, dark blue cap Chicago Girl (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 86 14/115.00
2 (8) 2201 LIGHT BLUE, red seams, red sleeves & cap Chroussa (IRE) 13
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 9/110.00
3 (6) 734213 RED, yellow seams, green cap Colour Blue (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
2 9-0 W McCreery G F Carroll 88 25/126.00
4 (5) 31 White & emGreen chevrons, white & yellow hooped slvs, white cap, emGreen star Diamond Stilettos (IRE) 6
2 9-0 Mrs A M O'Shea A P Thornton 14/115.00
5 (4) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intense Debate (IRE)
2 9-0 J S Bolger R P Cleary 40/141.00
6 (2) 143 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Minorette (USA) 14
2 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 98 6/17.00
7 (3) 21 YELLOW, purple cap, yellow star My Titania (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
2 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 11/102.10
8 (1) 21 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Tarfasha (IRE) 61
Distance Winner
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 2/13.00

Verdict

Only one favourite has won this in 10 years. Jim Bolger runs Chroussa and the newcomer Intense Debate but the former was well beaten on her only start at this level at Ascot. Minorette set the pace in a Listed contest over a mile here a couple of weeks ago and was still in front at this trip before being caught inside the final furlong by Avenue Gabriel and Ballybacka Queen. This should prove her distance and she can lead them a merry dance but a line through the runner-up gives TARFASHA the edge as she easily beat her at the Galway Festival. My Titania provided John Oxx with some relief after a dismal season when scoring at Leopardstown three weeks ago and can only get better.