19:50 Curragh Fri 31 August 2018

  • Summer Sounds At The Curragh Handicap
  • 5f, Good to Yielding (Good in places on the round course)
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€7,392.002nd€2,292.003rd€1,092.004th€492.005th€192.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 0.04sOff time:19:50:13
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1
(15)
510-1OR: 86
10/1

A winner over 6½f and 6f this term found a hot handicap over 6½f last time out beyond her here. More capable back at this level but never won over 5f so trip the biggest concern.

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2
(7)
710-1OR: 86CD
20/1

Raised 6lb for easy Bellewstown success over 5f but not been able to compete since over 6f. Won 12 times in his career but never with cut in the ground so will need conditions to dry out quite a bit.

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3
(6)
59-12OR: 83BFD
8/1

Made a bright start to her career winning three of seven starts but been off over a year now. 5f seems her favourite trip and back to last winning mark so fitness will determine her chance.

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4
(4)
39-9OR: 82D
12/1

Dundalk maiden winner over this trip was behind the re-opposing Dandyman Port at Tipperary in first start for this yard where she finished fifth. Better off at the weights but unlikely to turn the tables on that rival.

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5
(12)
49-7OR: 78D
16/1

Off the mark for the season last time out at Tipperary over 5f on good ground having struggled on faster surfaces. Won on heavy as a two-year-old so cut in the ground here should suit and double up entirely possible.

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6
(13)
39-7OR: 80C
6/1

Battled to get up on the wire here in a 6f maiden last time out on his second start just five days back. That came after eight ten month absence so surely more to come and could leave opening mark well behind.

7
(14)
59-6OR: 77
20/1

Debut winner for John Gosden not added to that since and now joins his third yard needing more. Will need to leave last run behind although probably didn't stay 7f to be fair. Others more appealing.

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8
(9)
39-6OR: 79
9/1

5½f Navan winner on deep ground hasn't been disgraced the last twice in handicaps over 6f and 6½f. Drop in trip a bit of an unknown here but handicap mark would give her each-way possibilities.

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9
(5)
39-5OR: 78
20/1

Heavy ground winner over 6f for Joseph O'Brien has achieved very little in three starts for current yard including latest 12th of 15 at Galway. Hard to fancy at present.

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10
(3)
89-3OR: 74C
9/2

Ran well the last twice over 6f and 6½f leading 1f out in each so drop to 5f might suit although five years since he won over it. In good form all summer so should again make a bold bid.

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11
(10)
39-3OR: 76
10/1

Huge drop in trip almost paid off latest as he chased home re-opposing Gopsies Daughter over C&D doing his best work late on. That far more encouraging and could go well again here provided a fast pace.

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12
(11)
79-0OR: 71CD
11/2

Enjoying a fantastic campaign winning four times including the last twice over C&D beating Verhoyen latest. Additional 6lb here makes life tougher but such is her form she is expected to go well again.

13
(8)
38-10OR: 69
12/1

16-race maiden was knocking on the door earlier in the summer with a string of placed efforts but seems to have lost his way slightly since and now looks more unlikely to break his duck than he once did.

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14
(2)
58-8OR: 65D
20/1

Down Royal win sandwiched between three races won by Gopsies Daughter. Hard to see her now overturning with that rival or her nearest pursuer Verhoyen.

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15
(1)
58-7OR: 64D
33/1

Won three of first four starts for William Haggas but regressive since. 16th of 18 beaten 9L latest by Gopsies Daughter on stable bow so hard to fancy here.

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Betting

Forecast

Shore Step (9/2), Gopsies Daughter (11/2), Lost Treasure (6/1), Miss Power (8/1), Maymine (9/1), Kindly (10/1), Verhoyen (10/1), Fille Du Septembre (12/1), Early Call (12/1), Dandyman Port (16/1), Amanaat (20/1), Haqeeba (20/1), Plough Boy (20/1), Castrogiovanni (20/1), Lapilli (33/1)

Verdict

LOST TREASURE did well to win on his re-appearance and this Ballydoyle three-year-old is open to plenty of improvement now in just his third start. The drop to 5f isn't ideal but he can overcome it with a strong pace likely. Gopsies Daughter has to be respected and this C&D hat-trick seeker is in fantastic form. Shore Step has been running really well over further all the while looking like he might enjoy a drop to this trip so he too looks a leading candidate.
  1. Lost Treasure
  2. Gopsies Daughter
  3. Shore Step

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