Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, 13 runners)
  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 12.25s
  • Off time: 14:37:18
Full result
Result 14:35 Curragh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Shepherd's Purse 20/1
2nd 13 Clutchingatstraws 33/1
3rd 3 General Marshall ½ 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (14) 4
Maroon, maroon cap, yellow diamonds Captain My Captain 19
  • T:J J Murphy
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J J Murphy F M Berry 10/3
2 (1)
PURPLE, pink seams, pink stars on sleeves, pink cap, purple star Chestnut Fire
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 M Halford S Foley 50/1
3 (9) 32
EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, emerald green cap General Marshall (USA) 6
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 32
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 8/11f
4 (11) 2
White, royal blue chevron, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Laharde 58
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:C O'Donoghue
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 11/2
5 (5)
White & emGreen chevrons, white & yellow hooped slvs, white cap, emGreen star Mc Diamond (IRE)
  • T:Mrs A M O'Shea
  • J:Adrian O'Shea
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5) 33/1
6 (3)
White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Our Man Phil (IRE)
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:E J McNamara
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J C McConnell E J McNamara 33/1
7 (13) 4
Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Romiac (IRE) 37
  • T:Ms Sheila Lavery
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Ms Sheila Lavery P J Smullen 14/1
8 (4) 0
Royal blue, black seams, black star on cap Russian Gleam 18
  • T:K H Clarke
  • J:C T Keane
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 K H Clarke C T Keane 66/1
9 (6)
PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Shepherd's Purse
  • T:J G Murphy
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J G Murphy G F Carroll 20/1
11 (8)
Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Sunny Purchase (IRE)
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J C McConnell C D Hayes 50/1
12 (12) 07
BLACK & RED HOOPS, grey sleeves, red cap Cailin Mor (IRE) 91
  • T:Ms J Morgan
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form: 07
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 Ms J Morgan R P Whelan 66/1
13 (2)
Light blue, dark blue spots on sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Clutchingatstraws
  • T:M O'Callaghan
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 M O'Callaghan F Lynch 33/1
14 (10)
WHITE, purple panel, check cap Ringside Humour (IRE)
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 (7) 228
Sors (IRE) 82
  • Nag Me
  • T:A Slattery
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 228
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
2 95 A Slattery D P McDonogh 93 NR

In depth

Verdict

Laharde made a decent start at Tipperary where he was staying on over the minimum trip though the form hasn't worked out particularly well. General Marshall make a quick reappearance after being caught close home by Toscanini at Dundalk on Sunday. He went clear until fading near the finish and may be ridden with a bit more restraint so will be difficult to catch. Captain My Captain made an encouraging debut behind Parish Boy at Naas though Romiac looks more of a threat after a very promising start behind the speedy Initial at Leopardstown. SORS is undoubtedly the form pick on his run behind Cappella Sansevero in a Listed race at the Curragh and though disappointing in a similar grade at Naas later this is much less demanding and he can gain his first success. Jim Bolger's filly Ringside Humour has a very smart pedigree and any money for her should be noted.

Formwatch

Sors (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Disputed 3rd, ridden under 2f out and soon no impression, last of 8, 8l behind Kool Kompany (9-3) at Naas 6f 2yo lst stk (1) in Jun.

Shepherd's Purse Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Neyraan.

Clutchingatstraws Showcasing filly out of Hasten.

General Marshall (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Led, clear 2f out, soon ridden, reduced lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Toscanini (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.

Captain My Captain 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, progress and ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, 4th and no impression final 150 yards, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.

Cailin Mor (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, not much room under 2f out, dropped to 7th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 9l behind Jeanne Girl (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn in May.

Mc Diamond (IRE) Windsor Knot gelding out of Vinesgrove.

Russian Gleam 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor, last of 13, 27l behind Blackbriar (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn gf.

Chestnut Fire Showcasing colt out of Music In Exile.

Romiac (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Bit slowly away, soon 4th, ridden on outer 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Initial (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.

Our Man Phil (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Drumcliffe Dancer.

Laharde 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon raced on stand's side, towards rear, still moderate 6th 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Lupie (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn in Jun.

Ringside Humour (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Intriguing Humor.

Sunny Purchase (IRE) Lord Shanakill colt out of Lucky Us.