• 18:30 Vincent O'brien Ruby Stakes 1m 100y

  • Winner €27,625 2nd €8,500 3rd €4,250 4th €1,700
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.88s
  • Off time: 18:32:03
18:30 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Steinbeck (IRE) 5/4
2nd Ask Jack (USA) 20/1
3rd Fourpenny Lane 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 305212 PURPLE & WHITE QUARTERED, purple sleeves, white cap Ask Jack (USA) 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-7 p J G Murphy C D Hayes 99 20/121.00
2 (10) 063641 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, white star on cap Finicius (USA) 12
Distance Winner
6 9-7 t E Griffin Fran Berry 105 20/121.00
3 (9) 767762 Grey & red quartered, grey sleeves, hooped cap Fourpenny Lane 6
Distance Winner
5 9-7 Ms J Morgan W J Supple 102 14/115.00
4 (2) 786-143 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Worldly Wise 21
Distance Winner
7 9-7 p P J Flynn D M Grant 100 16/117.00
7 (5) 490-040 Blue, pink slvs, blue & gold quartered cap Scarlet O'Hara (IRE) 6
5 9-4 b D K Weld P J Smullen 93 33/134.00
8 (6) 41-1322 Royal blue, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Shintoh (USA) 52
Distance Winner
3 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 103 13/27.50
9 (3) 14-4826 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Steinbeck (IRE) 17
3 9-1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 114 5/42.25
10 (7) 11 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Wade Giles (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 9-1 G M Lyons K Latham 13/82.62
Non runners
5 (8)0-18797Always Be True (IRE)49-4D WachmanW M Lordan93
6 (1)259365Harriers Call (IRE)59-4J C HaydenW J Lee96


Aidan O'Brien has won this for the past two years and as three-year-olds appear to hold all the aces he can make it a hat-trick via STEINBECK, who returns after an unsuccessful run on dirt in the USA. Beaten but not disgraced behind Canford Cliffs in the Guineas at Newmarket and the Curragh earlier, his second to Famous Name at Leopardstown showed he retains his ability and this is his easiest task since his debut success at Naas. Wade Giles upset a Ballydoyle hot-pot in Fencing Master at Naas last month and it would be no great surprise to see him do so again as he is a rapidly-improving type who deserves his crack at this higher level. Shintoh found Precious Gem just too strong over 1m2f at the Curragh but is well up to this standard and may be better suited by this trip. Finicius may do best of the older brigade though he's held by Steinbeck on their run behind Famous Name.