Darley Irish Oaks (Fillies' Group 1) 1m 4f

  • (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner €232,000 2nd €76,000 3rd €36,000 4th €12,000 5th €8,000 6th €4,000
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 33.68s
  • Off time: 18:06:05
Full result
Result 17:45 Curragh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Bracelet 10/1
2nd 8 Tapestry nk 13/2
3rd 10 Volume nk 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 2128-30
Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 55
  • T:P A Fahy
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 2128-30
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 P A Fahy F M Berry 100 50/1
2 (7) 101253
ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 5
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:Anastasia O'Brien
  • Form: 101253
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 h A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien 95 80/1
3 (3) 81-101
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Bracelet (IRE) 30
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:C O'Donoghue
  • Form: 81-101
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 h A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 107 10/1
4 (11) 148-512
ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, royal blue cap Lustrous 30
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 148-512
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 Richard Hannon P J Dobbs 104 20/1
5 (8) 321
BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Maid Of The Glens (IRE) 23
  • T:J P Shanahan
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form: 321
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 J P Shanahan R P Whelan 79 100/1
6 (5) 1-616
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Marvellous (IRE) 43
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 1-616
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0b1
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 b1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 116 7/2
7 (1) 125721
ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Palace (IRE) 5
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form: 125721
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 102 12/1
8 (10) 112-06
Dark Blue Tapestry (IRE) 29
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 112-06
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 108 13/2
9 (4) 213-12
ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Tarfasha (IRE) 43
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 213-12
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 111 7/4f
10 (2) 311-313
Dark blue & light green diamonds Volume 43
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 311-313
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 L M Cumani K J Manning 111 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
11 (9) 01-13
Vote Often 55
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 01-13
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
3 D K Weld W M Lordan 104 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 1 Chicquita (IRE)
  • T:A de Royer-Dupre
  • J:J P Murtagh
3 9-0 A de Royer-Dupre J P Murtagh 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

The defection of Taghrooda gives this a much more open look with several of her Epsom victims now having a much better chance. Runner-up TARFASHA had no answer to John Gosden's winner but battled on for second spot just ahead of Volume, who didn't appear to enjoy the undulations and looks sure to make a fight of it again. Irish 1000 Guineas winner Marvellous was beaten fair and square and Palace appeared to finds the trip too far and has won subsequently over shorter. Bracelet, won the Ribblesdale at Ascot though runner-up Lustrous finished very strongly and could reverse the form though the Epsom form looks stronger and Joseph's presence on board Tapestry suggests she could be the pick of the Ballydoyle quintet despite having never raced beyond a mile.

Formwatch

Vote Often 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.

Bracelet (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, switched left and headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden, led over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure, won at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun beating Lustrous (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Tapestry (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) In rear, headway on inner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 3l behind Rizeena (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.

Volume 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 10f out, pushed along over 2f out, headed 2f lout, chased winner, no chance when hung badly left on camber over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.

Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, stayed on into 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Palace (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.

Tarfasha (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside travelling well over 3f out, went 3rd well over 2f out, ridden 2f out, edging left when bumped over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with impressive winner, 2nd of 17, 4l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.

Maid Of The Glens (IRE) 13-8 (8-11) Chased leader, soon led, made rest, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Ehtifaal (9-2) by 6l, 5 ran.

Lustrous 16-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, switched left and ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.

Marvellous (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and switched right 3f out, headway under pressure soon after, hard driven and no impression 2f out, beaten over 1f out, 6th of 17, 9l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.

Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, soon weakened quickly, 10th of 11, 23l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.

Palace (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th under 3f out, under pressure in 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead last 50 yards, won at Killarney 1m fll lst stks (1) gd beating Dalkova (9-9) by 1/2l, 12 ran.