19th August 2021
Point Lonsdale among 6 runners for Galileo Futurity Stakes this Saturday at Curragh
Port Lonsdale will attempt to give trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourteenth success in the Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes. Unbeaten in his three starts, the son of Australia features among six colts for the Group 2 contest over 7 furlongs. The Acropolis and The Entertainer will also represent O’Brien, whose son Joseph runs both Maritime Wings and Point Gellibrand. Jim Bolger, who landed the race with Mac Swiney last year, will be represented by Leopardstown winner Manu Et Corde. The winner of the race will receive a free entry to the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes.
The Jessica Harrington trained Discoveries will represent the Niarchos Family, who will sponsor the Group 2 Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes for the first time this year. Their colours were carried to success in 2019 by Alpine Star. Aidan O’Brien, who has won the race twelve times most recently with Magical in 2017, will be represented by Concert Hall and recent Galway winner Twinkle, while son Joseph will saddle Agartha and Seisai for the race.
Johnny Murtagh will bid to win the race for the first time as a trainer having won three times as a jockey, with recent winners Mise Le Meas and Hapipi Go Lucky, while trainer Gavin Cromwell will be represented by Sunset Shiraz. The winner of the race will receive a free entry to the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
There are a large number of declared runners for the supporting races with 21 in the TRI Equestrian Handicap, 22 in The Curragh supporting Relay For Life Maiden, 13 in the Coolmore Arizona Maiden, 16 in the DMG Media EBF Maiden and 18 in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden and 15 in the Irish EBF Supporting Champions Weekend Maiden.
Straight and Round Courses – Good, Good to Yielding in places
Possibility of 15mm to 20mm of rain between now and Saturday evening
Racing on middle track in straight. Stalls in centre for all sprints
Where to watch
All races broadcast live on Racing TV