Arcada (Rip Van Winkle X Applause) ran in illustrious company when winning the Darley EBF Maiden at the Curragh. Regarded as the best maiden so far this year he led from start to finish under the capable handling of young jockey Donnacha O’Brien. His trainer Joseph O’Brien suggests he will next go for a black type race, probably the Futurity.

Arcada is out of the Danehill Dancer mare, Applause and by Rip Van Winkle, is proving yet again how successful the Sadlers Wells Danehill cross can be. He was bought by Joseph O’Brien at the Tattersalls Book 2 Newmarket Sale and now looks a great prospect for his owner Lloyd J Williams.

We would like to congratulate all his connections.