Dare to Dream will carry the hopes of France in the featured Staffordstown Stud Stakes at the Curragh this Saturday. Trained in Chantilly by Gavin Hernon, she will face nine rivals including Gray’s Inn trained in Britain by Jack Channon. The home trained challenge features impressive Leopardstown winner Kitty Rose, Royal Ascot heroine Snellen, Unreasonable trained by Joseph O’Brien and the Aidan O’Brien trained pair of Brilliant and Content.
14 fillies will line up in the Listed Darley Brigid’s Pastures Stakes including recent winners Dagoda, Expressova, Hazalaya and Special Win, while British based trained William Haggas will be represented by Pinafore.
17 runners have been declared for the competitive Glenroyal Hotel Lady Riders Trophy including Let Her Loose trained in Britain by Archie Watson. 19 of the top apprentice jockeys will compete in the Derek O’Sullivan RACE 50th Anniversary Handicap, while there are 22 in the QuinnBet Handicap, 11 runners in the Stephen Quirke Memorial Handicap and 14 in the Irish EBF Maiden, while 16 go to post in the opening Shoda Market Café Maiden.
The annual exhibition ride by eight members of the Irish Pony Club will take place after the last race.
Following 6mm of rain overnight, the ground on both straight and round courses in soft
Track: Curragh side with stalls in centre for all sprints
Forecast: Showers today and up to Friday lunch time with accumulations of 5 to 6mm approx.. Warm and dry from afternoon into Saturday with temperatures in high teens
Where to Watch
All races broadcast live on Racing TV
How to Get there
Free car parking
Free shuttle bus from Kildare Town Train Station, collecting in the Square and from Newbridge Train Station, collecting in the Main Street