Irish Daily Mail Handicap 1m 4f

  • (3yo+, 1m 4f, 20 runners)
  • Winner €30,000 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501 5th €1,000 6th €499
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 35.82s
  • Off time: 14:18:23

Full Result

14:15 Curragh
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (2) 9 Paddy The Celeb (IRE) M Halford 7 9-2 S Foley 12/1
SP 12/1 Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway entering straight and ridden to challenge 1f out, led over 100 yards out and kept on well opened 14/1
2nd (10) 1 20 Leah Claire (IRE) W McCreery 7 8-4 L F Roche (3) 8/1
SP 8/1 Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on under pressure, strongly pressed and headed over 100 yards out, kept on same pace but no impression on winner opened 9/1
3rd (18) nk 10 Show Court (IRE) D K Weld 4 9-1 P J Smullen 9/1
SP 9/1 Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway early straight and ridden in 3rd under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace opened 8/1
4th (7) 2 21 Hold The Line (IRE) J P Shanahan 3 8-4 t T P O'Shea 10/1
SP 10/1 Rear of mid-division, 12th entering straight, soon ridden and headway to go 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace opened 14/1
5th (20) ¾ 7 Beach Of Falesa (IRE) A P O'Brien 4 9-3 h Anastasia O'Brien (10) 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up in rear, headway early straight and went 8th 2f out, 5th 1f out and kept on one pace
6th (19) 4 Aladdins Cave C A Murphy 9 9-7 p R P Whelan (3) 9/1
SP 9/1 Rear of mid-division, driven along early straight and 16th on outer 2f out, 9th 1f out and kept on one pace under pressure opened 8/1
7th (8) 1 13 Johann Bach (IRE) P Harney 4 8-9 M C Hussey 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leader in 2nd, driven along early straight and dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra opened 12/1
8th (17) nk 11 Cul Baire (IRE) J S Bolger 5 8-11 K J Manning 12/1
SP 12/1 Tracked leaders and raced keenly, 8th halfway, pushed along entering straight and soon no impression, kept on one pace opened 11/1
9th (13) 2 Rich Coast J P Murtagh 5 9-11 J P Murtagh 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, 11th entering straight, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong
10th (4) 5 Parkers Mill (IRE) M Cunningham 5 9-7 p1 J A Heffernan 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders on inner, 7th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra from 2f out
11th (3) nk 8 Solo Performer (IRE) H Rogers 8 9-3 p C D Hayes 33/1
SP 33/1 Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and no extra early straight
12th (16) nk 3 Top Spin (IRE) C A Murphy 6 9-8 N P Madden 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden and no extra early straight opened 20/1
13th (1) 1 Bob Le Beau (IRE) Mrs J Harrington 6 10-0 b F M Berry 14/1
SP 14/1 Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden in 5th entering straight and no impression from 2f out, weakened final furlong
14th (5) ½ 16 Clara Bel La (IRE) J E Kiely 7 8-7 (+1) J P Spencer 9/1
SP 9/1 Settled towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace final furlong opened 10/1
15th (11) 14 Raydari (FR) R Sweeney 5 8-9 pt S H James (3) 15/2f
SP 15/2f Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression early straight, kept on one pace opened 9/1
16th (15) 1 12 Fairview Star (IRE) E Griffin 7 8-10 t D P McDonogh 14/1
SP 14/1 Led, strongly pressed early straight and headed 2f out, soon no extra and weakened
17th (12) 19 Empresario (IRE) Denis Hogan 4 8-4 t1 C P Hoban (3) 25/1
SP 25/1 Always towards rear, never a factor
18th (6) ½ 18 El Gran Torino (IRE) A J Martin 5 8-5 t R P Cleary 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, 10th entering straight, soon ridden and no extra under 2f out, weakened
19th (14) ½ 17 Fantasy King C O'Brien 7 8-7 t W M Lordan 14/1
SP 14/1 Rear of mid-division, 13th and ridden early straight, no extra under 2f out, weakened
20th (9) 8 15 Shukhov (IRE) J F Levins 4 8-8 R Coakley (7) 33/1
SP 33/1 Always towards rear, never a factor and no extra in straight
NR (21) 6 Justification A P O'Brien 5 9-5 J P O'Brien

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £15.50 Tote Place £2.90 £1.80 £2.80 £3.80 Straight Forecast £113.59 Exacta £95.70

Placepot €229.10

Analysis

Michael Halford: "He stuck at it well and he loved the fast ground. He stays well and he's very honest. He's a model of consistency and he deserved that. I thought he might be a bit vulnerable as he's got 5Ib this year for not winning. We left him very fresh for this. Shane gave him a great ride. He got a nice position and it opened up for him in the straight. He was very strong on him. I'm going to mix it with him - he'll probably come back here Derby weekend and we'll keep him fresh for that."