THE Curragh hosted an impromptu two-day fixture last weekend, the Saturday card rescheduled after an earlier abandonment, and the meeting was more about quality than quantity, 206 runners taking part across the 15 races.

Five of those were maidens, the first on Sunday another such race in all but name, while there were only two blacktype contests across the two days, but there is a fair chance we saw stakes performers in those maidens, notably the opening two races for juveniles on Sunday.