Curragh

  • 17:10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden 7f

  • Winner €10,343 2nd €3,342 3rd €1,593 4th €717
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.57s
  • Off time: 17:10:19
17:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wichita (IRE) 5/1
2nd Fiscal Rules (IRE) 14/1
3rd Springbank (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, orange spots Aesop (IRE)
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 9/25.50
2 (9) DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star Alexei Vronsky (IRE)
2 9-5 M O'Callaghan L F Roche 16/117.00
3 (13) Dark blue, white armlet, white cap Bligh (IRE)
2 9-5 J P O'Brien S M Crosse (5) 12/113.00
4 (8) ROYAL BLUE, white cap, pink star Depardieu
2 9-5 M C Grassick W J Lee 66/167.00
5 (11) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fiscal Rules (IRE)
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 14/115.00
6 (18) ROYAL BLUE, white epaulettes, striped cap Khairy (IRE)
2 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 7/18.00
7 (12) Red, large dark green spots & sleeves, dark green & red quartered cap King Of The Ville (IRE)
2 9-5 P W Flynn R C Colgan 66/167.00
8 (7) CERISE Layfayette (IRE)
2 9-5 N Meade C T Keane 25/126.00
9 (1) Red & royal blue quartered, black sleeves, white cap Little Brother (IRE)
2 9-5 J Nash K J Leonard 66/167.00
10 (15) Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Monument Valley (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien P B Beggy 9/110.00
11 (2) royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Mostaqqer (IRE)
2 9-5 D K Weld O J Orr 14/115.00
12 (4) Red, emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap Rotokura
2 9-5 Denis Hogan James J Doyle 50/151.00
13 (17) Emerald green, white chevron, white sleeves, emerald green armlet, red cap Springbank (IRE)
2 9-5 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 12/113.00
14 (14)  Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Victory Road (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 7/18.00
15 (6) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Wichita (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 5/16.00
16 (16) MAUVE, grey hoop on body & sleeves, quartered cap Miss Molly T (IRE)
2 9-0 G Keane G F Carroll 40/141.00
17 (10) BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Russian Dream (IRE)
2 9-0 J M Oxx R P Whelan 25/126.00
18 (5) BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Zahira Loredana (IRE)
2 9-0 J M Oxx R Coakley 25/126.00

Betting

Forecast

Aesop (9/2), Wichita (5/1), Khairy (7/1), Victory Road (7/1), Monument Valley (9/1), Bligh (12/1), Springbank (12/1), Fiscal Rules (14/1), Mostaqqer (14/1), Alexei Vronsky (16/1), Layfayette (25/1), Russian Dream (25/1), Zahira Loredana (25/1), Miss Molly T (40/1), Rotokura (50/1), Depardieu (66/1), King Of The Ville (66/1), Little Brother (66/1)

Verdict

Like last year, Aidan O’Brien runs three in this. None of his trio finished in the first three 12 months ago, including Circus Maximus, and this looks wide-open but Wichita, a 140,000gns half-brother to a winner, is better drawn than stablemates Monument Valley, by Galileo, and Victory Road, with the latter being a son of Frankel. Springbank, another Galileo colt, also has a wide draw but AESOP has been allotted stall three and can take full advantage. Jessica Harrington’s charge is a half-brother to top-class performers Youmzain and Creachadoir and may be forward enough to make an immediate impact. Fiscal Rules is by the same sire as the selection and also related to winners so shouldn’t be ignored.