Curragh

  • 18:00 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Northfields' Handicap 1m 2f

  • 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: 2m 10.49s
  • Off time: 18:03:39
18:00 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hamley (FR) 12/1
2nd Tudor City (IRE) 16/1
3rd Inscribe (USA) 13/2
4th Roibeard (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 4-91111 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue & white striped sleeves Danceteria (FR) 36
Distance Winner
3 9-12 D Menuisier Fran Berry 104 8/19.00
2 (18) 119-430 Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, white stars on cap Tandem 64
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-12 D K Weld O J Orr (3) 99 33/134.00
3 (12) 2039-5P Royal Blue, White hollow box, sleeves and cap Anythingtoday (IRE) 144
Distance Winner
4 9-11 D O'Meara W J Lee 98 25/126.00
4 (5) 301100 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Lucius Tiberius (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-11 A P O'Brien R L Moore 103 8/19.00
5 (8) 54-4504 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Lethal Steps 66
3 9-10 bt G Elliott D P McDonogh 102 18/119.00
6 (16) 456831 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 17
8 9-9 G M Lyons D W O'Connor (5) 96 40/141.00
7 (7) 3-22910 Forest Green, White ball, White Seams on Sleeves, Red Cap Rickrack (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
4 9-8 Mrs J Harrington T P Madden (5) 95 25/126.00
8 (14) 811324 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Aussie Valentine (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
7 9-3 pt A McGuinness C P Hoban 90 20/121.00
9 (17) 3120 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Charcor (IRE) 15
4 9-3 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 90 16/117.00
10 (11) 223-425 YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW striped sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Mawaany (IRE) 44
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-3 t1 G M Lyons G F Carroll 90 12/113.00
11 (6) 121665 Navy blue & gold hoops, white sleeves, white cap, navy blue star Downdraft (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
3 9-2 J P O'Brien D O'Brien 94 12/113.00
12 (13) 511-216 Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap Inscribe (USA) 47
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 G M Lyons C T Keane 89 13/27.50
13 (19) 731-11 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Still Standing (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
3 9-1 Mrs J Harrington C O'Donoghue 93 9/25.50
14 (1) 5-02231 EMERALD GREEN, orange star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star Hamley (FR) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Peter Fahey B M Coen (7) 87 12/113.00
15 (2) 270-155 Dark blue, white epaulettes, royal blue & white halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Roibeard (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
5 8-8 t H De Bromhead C D Hayes 81 33/134.00
16 (4) 156-594 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Tudor City (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 8-7 t A J Martin S P Davis (5) 80 16/117.00
17 (3) 22134 Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves, yellow star on cap Arthurian Fame (IRE) 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-6 J P O'Brien S M Crosse (7) 84 7/18.00
18 (9) 341424 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Spiorad Saoirse 15
3 8-6 A Slattery A J Slattery (7) 84 14/115.00
19 (15) 13874-0 MAROON & YELLOW CHECK, striped sleeves, yellow cap Harlow 50
4 8-4 A J Martin N G McCullagh 77 50/151.00

Verdict

Danceteria began his winning run at Sandown off a mark of 77 and is now on 104 after scoring three times at Newmarket subsequently. He could be a pattern race performer though this is his stiffest test to date. Lucius Tiberius won here and at Leopardstown before heading for Arlington where he was well beaten then found a mile too short behind stablemate Kenya here a couple of weeks ago. Tandem has an excellent strike-rate and is back on the same mark as when last successful here last summer while Downdraft has some strong form at this level and his stable continue in top form. This has been run four times and three-year-olds have won all but one so the vote goes to STILL STANDING, who has returned from a long break in superb form and was never in any danger when completing a hat-trick at Killarney.