Racecards

13:40 Curragh (IRE)

Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €16,500 added
  • Winner: €11,386
  • 2nd: €2,640
  • 3rd: €1,154
  • 4th: €660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 33.17s
  • Off Time: 13:41:28
  • 7 Ran
1st
1(6)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: C O'Brien
  • Jockey: Fran Berry

dwelt, always behind, tailed off

3(7)
8/13
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Jockey: Johnny Murtagh

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and progress between horses to challenge 1 1/2f out, soon led, kept on well under pressure final furlong

4(1)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: Joseph O'Brien

held up behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 3f out, no extra over 2f out

5(9)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: C O'Donoghue

chased leader in close 2nd, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace

7(8)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: J C McConnell
  • Jockey: S Foley

chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, close 2nd and kept on final furlong, not match winner

8(4)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: J Nash
  • Jockey: P J Smullen

held up, pushed along in 6th halfway, no impression 3f out

9(2)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: J A Heffernan

led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace

2(5)
NR
  • Form: 84
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: A Oliver
  • Jockey: C D Hayes

6(3)
NR
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: G F Carroll

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The well-bred DIBAYANI attracted good support on his debut over the C&D three weeks ago and led for virtually all of the race before collared by The United States. He'll be unfortunate to come up against one as good though it wouldn't be a shock if he did so as the winner's connections are triple-handed here. Joseph O'Brien's choice of Festive Cheer, a son of Montjeu out of a USA winner, will probably ensure he's better supported than Hall Of Mirrors and Quadriga though that's rarely an indication of the merits of the yard's runners and any one of the trio could be good enough.

Formwatch

Bosworth Field (USA) Harlan's Holiday colt out of Bello Cielo.

Dibayani (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon led, going best over 2f out, strongly pressed and narrowly headed from 1f out, rallied well, not quite match winner, 2nd of 8, hd behind The United States (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn sft.

Festive Cheer (FR) Montjeu colt out of Bold Classic.

Hall Of Mirrors (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Apache Dream.

Orgilgo Bay (IRE) Lawman colt out of Third Dimension.

Our Manekineko Kyllachy colt out of Gallivant.

Quadriga (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Turning Light.

Cut Me Loose 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge on outer in 3rd from over 2f out, no impression from 1f out and dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 5, 6l behind Count Of Limonade (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn sft.

Minister Of Mayhem Sakhee's Secret colt out of First Fantasy.