Curragh

  • 14:15 evoke.ie Irish EBF Maiden 7f

  • Winner €11,820 2nd €3,820 3rd €1,820 4th €820
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places on round course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.98s
  • Off time: 14:17:28
14:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Iberia (IRE) 7/2
2nd Jungle Cove (IRE) 4/1
3rd Russian Emperor (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Agent Zero (FR)
2 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane 12/113.00
2 (12) DARK BLUE, yellow armlet, yellow cap Easca Peasca (IRE)
2 9-5 J M Oxx C O'Donoghue 25/126.00
3 (3) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Geometrical (IRE)
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 4/15.00
4 (2) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Iberia (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien R L Moore 7/24.50
5 (8) 653 White, red cross sashes, black sleeves, red cap Jungle Cove (IRE) 23
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 4/15.00
6 (1) DARK GREEN, yellow chevron & chevrons on sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star Longclaw (USA)
2 9-5 G Elliott D P McDonogh 25/126.00
7 (7) Mauve, light blue sash, white sleeves, light blue cap, mauve star Mosala (IRE)
2 9-5 H De Bromhead W M Lordan 25/126.00
8 (11) Dark blue, red panel, dark blue cap Russian Emperor (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 10/111.00
9 (10) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Shekhem (IRE)
2 9-5 D K Weld C D Hayes 14/115.00
10 (6) Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Sherpa (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 6/17.00
11 (9) 5 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap The Truant (IRE) 37
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington T P Madden (3) 12/113.00
12 (4) Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Know It All
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 33/134.00

Verdict

Jessica Harrington saddles the pair with experience and Jungle Cove ran very well over the track and trip last time while The Truant only faded close home over this trip at Leopardstown. Ger Lyons has introduced some nice youngsters in recent weeks and Agent Zero could be another while Geometrical is by Dawn Approach out of a very well-connected mare. Shekhem is by Zoffany out of a mare who has produced winners with her first two foals while Gordon Elliott's LONGCLAW cost E160,000 at the Breeze-up in May so must have shown up well. He gets a tentative vote as Aidan O'Brien has won five of the nine renewals and has three entries. Iberia is a half-brother to four winners though none at Pattern Race level; Russian Emperor is a brother to a winning miler and out of a prolific winning mare in Australia; while Sherpa is by Zoffany out of a winning two-year-old miler.