August Festival 15th To 18th Rated Race 1m 4f

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f, 7 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 38.80s
  • Off time: 15:40:12

Full Result

15:40 Tramore
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 4 Benbecula J P Murtagh 4 9-3 be B A Curtis 6/4f
SP 6/4f Made all, ridden from 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably opened 15/8
2nd 6 6 Lady Imola (IRE) K J Condon 5 9-0 S Foley 7/2
SP 7/2 Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, went 2nd on outer 2f out, kept on without threatening winner final furlong
3rd 3 5 Sinntani (IRE) W J Fitzpatrick 5 9-3 t C T Keane (5) 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, moderate 5th 2f out, swished tail under pressure, kept on without threatening in 3rd inside final furlong
4th ½ 1 Qasser (IRE) K Prendergast 4 9-5 C D Hayes 7/2
SP 7/2 Held up in touch, ridden 4f out, went 3rd 2f out, soon no impression
5th ¾ 2 Auden (USA) K J Condon 5 9-4 ht R Coakley (7) 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon no impression opened 10/1
6th 31 3 Alajan (IRE) W J Fitzpatrick 7 9-3 S H James (3) 12/1
SP 12/1 In rear, ridden 3f out, soon badly hampered and lost ground, never a factor
SU 7 Traveller's Tales P Martin 4 9-0 t A P Thornton (3) 8/1
SP 8/1 Chased leaders in 3rd, disputing 3rd and under pressure when slipped up under 3f out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.70 Tote Place £1.30 £2.00 Straight Forecast £7.01 Exacta £8.80

Placepot €312.20

Analysis

Ben Curtis: "He won well and he's been very consistent. He handled the ground and the track. He's a grand horse for the future over hurdles. It's great to get a winner for Johnny - his first. I ride out for him every morning."

Johnny Murtagh: "Delighted to get off the mark. Thanks to all involved."

Valerie Keatley: "The ground made a big difference and hopefully that's the first of many. Tommy (Carmody, original holder of the licence) is still on the team. He's there every morning too."