15th July 2021
8 fillies confirmed for Juddmonte Irish Oaks this Saturday
Snowfall bids to become the 15th filly to land the Epsom and Irish Oaks double
Snowfall will attempt to become the 15th filly to complete the Oaks double following her record breaking 16 lengths success at Epsom, when she lines up in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks this Saturday at The Curragh.
The Aidan O’Brien trained daughter of Deep Impact is among 8 fillies who will line up in the Group 1 Classic, following today’s confirmation of runners. O’Brien will also be represented by Divinely, La Joconde and Willow in the race.
Trainer Donnacha O’Brien will look to win his first Classic as a trainer with Nicest, while his brother Joseph will be represented by Mariesque. Trainer Ger Lyons, who won the race last year with Even So, will look to win the race for a second successive year with Party House, while Fozzy Stack will be represented by Ahandfulofsummers
8 runners will line up in the Paddy Power Sapphire Stakes including the Johnny Murtagh trained Measure of Magic who finished third in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Other notable contenders for the Group 2 contest include Logo Hunter, Romantic Proposal, Gustavus Weston and Make A Challenge.
There are 6 runners in the Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables Anglesey Stakes including recent Curragh winner Beauty Inspire, together with Hadman, Celtic Times, Daisy Peer, The Entertainer and Andreas Vesalius, who are all previous winners.
Multiple stakes winner Speak in Colours is set to carry top weight of 10 stone in the Paddy Power Scurry with the Joseph O’Brien trained performer one of 19 runners in the ultra competitive contest. Gulliver is the sole British trained runner
There are 10 runners in the Kildare Village Ladies Derby, won last year by Princess Zoe, while 7 runners go to post in the Dingle Whiskey Nursery Handicap, 12 in the Juddmonte “Expert Eye” EBF Maiden and 5 runners in the Aquaturf Handicap, which brings the race day to a close.
Paddy Power spokesman Paul Binfield said: “Snowfall is a very short price and while she appears most unlikely to match Australia’s starting price of 1-8 in the 2014 Irish Derby, she could challenge Camelot’s 1-5 in the same heat two years’ earlier. Both those favourites prevailed, but punters who like a ‘shorty’ might care to recall Order Of St George getting turned over at 1-7 in the Irish St Leger in 2016.”
Juddmonte Irish Oaks
Paddy Power: 3-10 Snowfall, 6 Nicest, 10 Divinely, 14 Willow, 25 Party House, 33 La Jaconde, Mariesque, 66 Ahandfulofsummers
Paddy Power Sapphire Stakes
Paddy Power: 11-10 Logo Hunter, 7-2 Measure Of Magic, 11-2 Romantic Proposal, 8 Gustavus Weston, 10 Make A Challenge, Mooneista, 33 Erosandpsyche, 100 Strong Johnson
Paddy Power Scurry Handicap
Paddy Power: 13-2 Ice Cold In Alex, 7 Gulliver, 8 Marbling, Speak In Colours, 9 Fastnet Crown, 10 Laugh A Minute, Master Matt, Verhoyen, 12 Hightimeyouwon, Rough Diamond, 14 Goodnight Girl, Grammata, Sendmylovetoyou, 20 Midnight Fire, Wonder Elzaam, 25 Big Gossey, Is That Love, Pulse Of Shanghai, 40 Major Power
Declared runners tomorrow at 10am
Good, watering continues.
Racing in straight on Stand side
Dry and very warm
Where to watch
RTE – 5 live races – 3rd to 7th race
ITV – live coverage of Juddmonte Irish Oaks
Racing TV – all races live
Racing TV – all races live