Curragh

  • 14:00 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Handicap 6f

  • Winner €88,500 2nd €28,500 3rd €13,500 4th €6,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Yielding in places, Round Couse, Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.37s
  • Off time: 14:01:31
14:00 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soffia 20/1
2nd Smash Williams (IRE) 20/1
3rd My Amigo 25/1
4th Blairmayne (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 101034 Red, beige seams, red sleeves & cap Ice Age (IRE) 29
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 105 14/115.00
2 (10) 352444 Light green, black seams, striped cap Smash Williams (IRE) 35
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-11 t J S Bolger K J Manning 104 20/121.00
3 (27) 13-1570 Light green, black spots, white cap The Broghie Man 17
Distance Winner
3 9-9 vt A Keatley B M Coen (7) 104 33/134.00
4 (2) 0-111 Dark blue, beige disc, beige stars on sleeves, white cap Urban Beat (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-9 J P Murtagh S Foley 104 13/27.50
6 (19) 138131 White, dark blue & white check sleeves, dark blue cap Summerghand (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
4 9-7 D O'Meara D P McDonogh 100 10/111.00
7 (20) 00-2500 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Al Qahwa (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 9-2 p D O'Meara C J McGovern (5) 95 12/113.00
8 (17) 31411-0 Emerald green, red hoop, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Glenamoy Lad 43
Distance Winner
4 9-2 t M Wigham T P Queally 95 7/18.00
9 (4) 921760 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Sorelle Delle Rose (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 9-2 t1 D K Weld O J Orr (3) 95 50/151.00
10 (6) 034094 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Medicine Jack 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 G M Lyons C T Keane 94 16/117.00
11 (21) 453607 Grey Marie Of Lyon 29
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R A Fahey R P Whelan 93 12/113.00
12 (5) 591-144 ORANGE, black epaulettes, black cap, orange star Julia's Magic (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
3 8-12 Mrs D Foster G F Carroll 93 33/134.00
13 (24) 0-65085 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Texas Rock (IRE) 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-12 p M C Grassick W J Lee 91 20/121.00
14 (11) 319-840 RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 15
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 8-11 Miss E McCutcheon J A Heffernan 90 50/151.00
15 (25) 094945 White, beige epaulettes Dark Shot 15
5 8-7 p S Dixon K T O'Neill 86 16/117.00
16 (26) 701503 Dark blue, red cross sashes,white cap Hello Brigette (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 8-6 b1 M O'Callaghan G P Halpin 87 16/117.00
17 (7) 365461 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap My Amigo 29
Distance Winner
5 8-6 pt Marjorie Fife J P Sullivan 85 25/126.00
18 (9) 3-11182 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Soffia 36
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-6 E Lynam D E Sheehy (5) 87 20/121.00
19 (23) 6-00306 Dark blue & white diamonds, white diamond on cap Tresorier 13
Distance Winner
4 8-6 John Feane S P Davis (5) 85 40/141.00
20 (13) 176706 ROYAL BLUE, yellow epaulettes, red & yellow striped cap Patuano (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-4 p1 W McCreery L F Roche 83 33/134.00
21 (8) 3-18432 Emerald green, dark blue sash & sleeves, hooped cap Blairmayne (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 8-4 Miss N Lupini K J Leonard (3) 83 20/121.00
22 (15) 12124-4 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Miss Power (IRE) 16
5 8-4 h E Lynam N G McCullagh 83 20/121.00
23 (18) 37-3115 Dark blue, white seams, white & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Focus Of Attention (IRE) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-4 J P O'Brien C P Hoban 83 25/126.00
24 (14) 716207 Purple & light blue diamonds, purple sleeves, white cap Fit For Function 15
Distance Winner
5 8-4 J G Murphy C D Hayes 83 40/141.00
25 (22) 076388 Black & emerald green chevrons, emerald green cap, black star Mokhalad 4
Distance Winner
5 8-4 D English R P Cleary 83 50/151.00
26 (1) 504075 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Sors (IRE) 8
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-4 A Slattery A J Slattery (7) 83 66/167.00
27 (3) 222021 PURPLE, white hollow box, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Rattling Jewel 2
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-4 J P O'Brien A C Persse (7) 83 11/112.00
Non runners
5 (12)20-7683Mr Scarlet49-7Ms Sheila LaveryR C Colgan100

Verdict

UK-based horses have won the last four of these including Ice Age a year ago. He's continued in excellent form and though 9lb higher is no forlorn hope to repeat the process. David O'Meara has a fine record with his runners here and both Summerghand, five times a winner since April, and last year's second Al Qahwa, are greatly respected. Michael Wigham places his horses expertly and GLENAMOY LAD (NAP), who completed a double at the backend of last season, attracted some support in the Stewards' Cup on his return to action. He failed to get the run of the race at Goodwood but wasn't beaten far and this race will have been earmarked so he gets the nod. Urban Beat only had half-a-length to spare over Blairmayne when completing a hat-trick over this course and distance but had something in hand and should confirm the places. Miss Power has won three times over the minimum but never over this trip though she's on a very fair mark and was returning from over a year off when a very good fourth behind Lost Treasure here a couple of weeks ago. Rattling Jewel was originally well out of the handicap but beat a big field here on Friday and has to be of interest.