Curragh

  • 15:15 Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Blenheim Stakes 6f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Good to Firm - Straight Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.41s
  • Off time: 15:15:46
15:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shining Emerald 7/2
2nd Guerre (USA) 8/11
3rd Monsieur Power (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1634 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Boom The Groom (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
2 9-3 D Marnane F Lynch 100 8/19.00
2 (5) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Flight Risk (IRE)
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 12/113.00
3 (8) 33105 Yellow, purple panel, check cap Freedom Square (IRE) 36
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-3 J S Bolger R P Cleary 90 33/134.00
4 (3) 1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Guerre (USA) 14
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 8/111.73
5 (6) 3 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Monsieur Power (IRE) 112
2 9-3 E Lynam D P McDonogh 12/113.00
6 (2) 414 Purple, grey stars, purple sleeves, grey star on cap Pleasant Bay (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
2 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 95 12/113.00
7 (7) 231 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Shining Emerald 12
2 9-3 P D Deegan C D Hayes 7/24.50
8 (1) 57921 Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Lady Ultra (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
2 8-12 h Ms Sheila Lavery W J Lee 76 33/134.00

Verdict

Eight favourites have won this in the past 10 years. GUERRE has some improving to do after his maiden success here two weeks ago but impressed with his attitude and looks the type to go on to better things. This is a much sterner test but he's expected to pass with flying colours though Shining Emerald is a worthy opponent. After a couple of decent efforts on quick ground, he took advantage of heavy conditions at Listowel to win by no less than 11 lengths so obviously has to be greatly respected. David Wachman has a good record in the race so Pleasant Bay can make progress from his Listed effort here last month and Boom The Groom takes a slight drop in grade after a fair run in a Group 3 here earlier this month.