• 20:30 Race1m 6f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 16.60s
  • Off time: 20:30:18
20:30 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Real Article (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 61- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, hooped cap The Real Article (IRE) 18
7 10-0 E J O'Grady P F Mangan (3) 3/14.00
3 (2) 619-45 Black & pink quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap Parkers Mill (IRE) 8
4 9-13 T Stack W M Lordan 96 2/51.40
5 (4) 144-437 PURPLE, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Golden Sunbird (IRE) 17
8 9-2 t P Nolan J P O'Brien 6/17.00
Non runners
2 (5)02-1Olympiad (IRE)49-13D K WeldP J Smullen88
4 (1)4-0Delphi Mountain (IRE)79-7Denis HoganJ A Heffernan


The Real Article beat just two opponents for his victory on the Flat at Wexford in August but he's been running at the highest level over hurdles with two Grade 2s to his credit last autumn. Parkers Mill takes a giant leap in trip having finished a close fourth in the Irish Lincoln before finding Group 3 company too hot over 1m2f at the Curragh. Useful hurdler Golden Sunbird has been going very well over fences and won a couple of bumpers in his early days but it's OLYMPIAD who gets the nod. Dermot Weld's charge was having just the third race of his career when beating Zafarqand over 1m4f at Gowran and the hugely expensive son of Galileo can start making up for lost time before going on to better things.