The Curragh stage the Pat Smullen Race Day in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland this Saturday featuring a packed programme of eight races.
There is a maximum field of twenty seven in the €100,000 Paddy Power Supporting Cancer Trials Irish Cambridgeshire.
These include top weight Casanova trained by Adrian McGuinness, in addition his stable companions Saltonstall, Spanish Tenor, Sirjack Thomas and Pierre Lapin also feature among the runners. Trainer Jessica Harrington, who landed the valuable contest with Bopedro last year is set to have a strong team with entries including Jungle Cove and Cowboy Justice. Other notable contenders include Federal, Lexington Dash, Monaasib, Good Heavens and Janoobi.
The Ger Lyons trained Juncture is one of six runners in the Group 3 Snow Fairy Stakes who also include Lullaby, Seisai and Viareggio.
There are ten runners in the Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes with the Group 3 contest attracting recent York winner Treasure Trove. Daamberdiplomat a winner at the Curragh last Saturday for trainer Johnny Murtagh and the Ger Lyons trained Apricot Trist also feature.
Caroline Street, Maybe Just Maybe, Dame Kiri and Shelton are among the eight runners fillies entered in the Group 3 Newtownanner Stud Stakes.
There is a field of six runners in the Killashee Handicap including King Of Bavaria and Ice Cold In Alex, eight runners in the DMG Media Nursery, sixteen in the Bord Na Mona Recycling Apprentice Handicap and ten in the opening Manguard Plus EBF Maiden
In addition to racing, there will be meet and greet zone for racing fans to meet the jockeys with the opportunity to donate to Cancer Trials Ireland, in addition there is free children’s entertainment, live music, and a delicious BBQ ensuring a great day out for all the family.
The Curragh will contribute proceeds from admission tickets to Cancer Trials Ireland.
Paddy Power Supporting Cancer Trials Ireland Irish Cambridgeshire
Paddy Power: 6 Cowboy Justice, Janoobi, 7 Good Heavens, 8 Jungle Cove, 14 Celtic Crown, Hale Bopp, Massaman, Star Harbour, Verhoyen, 16 Fastnet Crown, 18 Saltonstall, 20 Big Baby Bull, Pierre Lapin, That’s Just Dandy, 25 Casanova, Catena Zapata, Lexington Dash, No More Porter, Shawaamekh, Sirjack Thomas, 33 Crystal Black, Elephant John, Federal, Monaasib, Mr Trinket, 50 Comfort Line, Imposing Supreme, Spanish Tenor
Following watering, the ground is now good, good to firm in places, watering continues.
Forecast – Mainly dry with a possibility of showers overnight into tomorrow (1-3m approx.)
Racing on middle track. Stalls in centre for all sprints
Where to watch
Racing TV – all races
Adult admission = €20 (€15 on line)
August Summer Saturday Bundle (admission, racecard, item from Barbecue and €10 bet with on course bookmakers) = €25
Under 18s free accompanied by an adult