Gabriel Curran Memorial Handicap 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, 13 runners)
- Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 29.19s
- Off time: 15:35:52
|1st||11 Port Merrion||5/1|
Oor Jock (IRE) 7
|6||139 9-13 b||A McGuinness||D P McDonogh||74||12/1|
Have A Nice Day 7
|4||138 9-12||Miss S J Harty||P J Smullen||73||9/2f|
Danish Duke (IRE) 49
|3||136 9-10 p||D Wachman||C R King (3)||77||10/1|
Yava (IRE) 6
|4||135 9-9||R Brabazon||J P O'Brien||70||13/2|
Nancy Rose (IRE) 76
|3||133 9-7||J G Murphy||G F Carroll||74||8/1|
The Scourge (IRE) 37
|3||132 9-6 v||K Prendergast||Gary Paul Halpin (7)||73||12/1|
C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 24
|4||131 9-5 p||J T Gorman||K J Manning||66||12/1|
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 268
|8||130 9-4||R Donohoe||D Fitzpatrick (10)||65||20/1|
Port Merrion (IRE) 9
|3||126 9-0 p||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||67||5/1|
Mctaggart (IRE) 275
|7||124 8-12||W C O'Brien||J A Heffernan||59||33/1|
Like Magic (IRE) 32
|8||123 8-11 pt||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||58||16/1|
Soft Power (IRE) 29
|3||123 8-11 pt||E Lynam||L F Roche (3)||64||14/1|
Anner Queen (IRE) 16
|4||116 8-4 t||A J Martin||C D Hayes||49||5/1|
||4||101 t||E Lynam||R P Downey||76||NR|
||3||98 b||J P Murtagh||Caroline Murtagh||75||NR|
||5||811 v||M Halford||S Corby||58||NR|
Caroline Murtagh has used her claim to good effect on her father's Fix It, just holding on in a driving finish at Dundalk and Down Royal. Another 6lb rise may just prove too much to handle though the combination should get involved again. HAVE A NICE DAY was unlucky to come up against three raiders from the UK at Galway and could only finish fourth. He was carrying a massive 7lb overweight that day and now back on his correct mark with Pat Smullen in the saddle can regain the winning thread. Port Merrion has been running very well without winning and remains reasonably treated as does Yava, who has run well in his last two starts yet has been dropped in the weights. Nancy Rose is progressing nicely but scored over 1m2f on soft ground at Ballinrobe and may find this on the short side. Anner Queen was well supported for a Tipperary handicap on Friday but had to be withdrawn after rearing in the stalls.
Doc Holliday (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden from 3f out and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Teocht (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-80 in Jul.
Fix It (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead over 2f out, asserted inside final furlong, held on close home, won at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul beating Right First (8-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Red Laser (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Lead early before settling behind leaders on outer, 3rd 3f out and ridden to challenge from 2f out, soon on terms, headed inside final furlong and no extra close home, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Hazel Blue (8-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Port Merrion (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd over 2f out, under pressure in 4th entering straight, 3rd under 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Botanical Lady (8-8) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp 50-70 gd.
Yava (IRE) 5-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, 6th 2f out, progress into 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Miller Beach (8-10) at Naas 1m app hcap.
Mctaggart (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 14l behind Lord Kenmare (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Have A Nice Day 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 3rd over 2f out, tight for room early straight, soon no impression, kept on,, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Baraweez (9-2) at Galway 7f hcp.
Nancy Rose (IRE) 13-8 (9-0) Led, hung off rail early, jumped road after 1f, ridden over 2f out, narrowly headed entering straight, rallied to lead again inside final furlong and kept on well under pressure, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in May beating Giorgi (9-0) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Oor Jock (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 7th over 2f out, no impression and one pace straight,, 6th of 9, 5l behind Baraweez (9-2) at Galway 7f hcp.
Soft Power (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 9th 3f out and soon ridden, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, eased close home, 7th of 13, 5l behind Fix It (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Jul.
C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Ran 5th, ridden along in 6th halfway, no impression final 2f, 8th of 14, 8l behind The Dancing Lord (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Anner Queen (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Dwelt and held up in rear, 10th 2f out, switched left and pushed along in 8th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Fix It (8-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Like Magic (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, 9th 2f out, no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8l behind Oor Jock (9-8) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
The Scourge (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 9l behind Wateed (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Danish Duke (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader in 4th on outer, disputed 3rd 3f out, soon ridden and weakened into 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Leafcutter (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, no extra from over 1f out, eased when beaten, 8th of 9, 12l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.