14:00 Curragh Sun 16 September 2018

  • Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Handicap (Premier Handicap)
  • 6f, Good to Yielding (Yielding in places, Round Couse, Good)
  • 26 Runners
  • Winner€88,500.002nd€28,500.003rd€13,500.004th€6,000.005th€3,000.006th€1,500.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 12.37sOff time:14:01:31
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1
(16)
59-12OR: 105CD
14/1

Seemingly better than ever this campaign and posted another respectable effort when fourth of 20 at Ripon last month. Yard have gone a little quiet in recent weeks though and needs a career best if he's going to repeat last year's win in this.

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2
(10)
59-11OR: 104CD
20/1

Hasn't won since winning a Group 3 on just his second start. Has run some respectable races in defeat in Group company of late but seemingly holds no secrets from the handicapper as a result.

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3
(27)
39-9OR: 104D
33/1

Won his maiden at Navan on debut for this yard and got his head in front in Listed class just two starts later back at that course but has failed to build on that in three starts since.

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4
(2)
39-9OR: 104CD
13/2

Has progressed well since his debut, winning a maiden at Navan before winning back-to-back handicaps over C&D. 7lb rise for the latest of those looks fair enough and more progress on the cards here.

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6
(19)
49-7OR: 100D
10/1

Improving at some rate this year and while up another 5lb for his success at Newmarket last time, there could still be more to come. Versatile with regards conditions and worth a crack at a big prize.

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7
(20)
59-2OR: 95D
12/1

Won his first race since his Leopardstown maiden success on debut for this yard. Runner-up from a 2lb higher mark in this race last year and ground seemingly in his favour again so can't be ruled out.

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8
(17)
49-2OR: 95D
7/1

He was an eight race maiden before joining this yard but he's already got his head in front three times for his new connections. Far from disgraced in the Stewards' Cup last time and remains capable of better.

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9
(4)
49-2OR: 95D
50/1

Got her head back in front at Gowran in May but that came over 7f and as seen here in follow up bid, she doesn't have the pace for this kind of trip. Beaten twice since and opposable at present.

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10
(6)
49-1OR: 94CD
16/1

Won a C&D Group 2 as a juvenile and ought to be suited by conditions here given that all his wins have come with cut in the ground. Not disgraced last time behind Urban Beat here and dropped 2lb for that.

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11
(21)
49-0OR: 93D
12/1

Won back to back races around this time last year but struggling to land a blow from her revised mark this time around and may need more relief from the handicapper.

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12
(5)
38-12OR: 93D
33/1

Won back to back races either side of the winter and ran a huge race in a Listed contest when fourth of 13 at an SP of 50/1 last time. Handicap mark has suffered as a result though and others preferred here.

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13
(24)
78-12OR: 91CD
20/1

Two time course winner whose career best effort came at Navan towards the end of last year when winning a Listed race over this trip on soft ground. Hasn't been anywhere near that level this time but on a workable mark as a result.

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14
(11)
118-11OR: 90CD
50/1

Group performer in his pomp but has only managed to win once since 2015 and that came at Navan towards the end of last year. Has problems with the stalls these days and he wouldn't want to give these rivals a headstart.

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15
(25)
58-7OR: 86
16/1

Only has two wins from 29 starts. Went close on debut for this yard at York earlier in the campaign but seemingly going backwards since, unplaced on each of his next eight starts. Others preferred.

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16
(26)
38-6OR: 87D
16/1

Finished just 1L behind Urban Beat here last time when third and still relatively unexposed compared to many of these rivals. First-time blinkers could eke out more improvement and remains on the same mark.

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17
(7)
58-6OR: 85D
25/1

Snapped a long losing run when winning at Newmarket last time but handicapper has seemingly over reacted with his revised mark and others preferred here.

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18
(9)
38-6OR: 87CD
20/1

Won her maiden here over 5f and made it a hat-trick when winning her next two starts in good fashion. Returned to form after a below par effort at Naas when runner-up at Cork last time and looked unlucky that day. Should go well again down in trip.

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19
(23)
48-6OR: 85D
40/1

Hasn't won since winning his maiden at Maisons-Laffitte. Best effort for this yard came over 1m and looks vulnerable back at this trip.

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20
(13)
48-4OR: 83CD
33/1

C&D winner earlier in the campaign but struggling a little from her revised mark subsequently. Needs first-time cheekpieces to bring about improvement.

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21
(8)
58-4OR: 83D
20/1

In good form towards the back end of last year and capitalised on his reduced mark on seasonal return at Navan over 5f. Running well in defeat recently and he was an excellent second to Urban Beat over C&D last time, not discounted.

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22
(15)
58-4OR: 83
20/1

Won three of her first five starts and has held her form well in three starts since her latest success. May come on for her seasonal reappearance here over 5f and could come on for that run. Should be thereabouts.

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23
(18)
48-4OR: 83BFD
25/1

Has progressed through the ranks since joining this yard but disappointed when favourite last time at Leopardstown. Has some form with cut in the ground and may be capable of bouncing back.

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24
(14)
58-4OR: 83D
40/1

Won at Listowel in a lower level of race earlier in the campaign but he's 6lb wrong at the weights here and has work on to turn the form around with several who finished in front of him last time.

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25
(22)
58-4OR: 83D
50/1

Struggling for form in recent starts and has plenty to find at this level, particularly form out of the handicap here.

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26
(1)
68-4OR: 83CD
66/1

Won at Navan earlier in the campaign but has been struggling for form since and well out of the handicap here. Others preferred.

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27
(3)
68-4OR: 83BFCD
11/1

Has been in good form since joining this yard and won well at Listowel last time out. Out of the handicap here though and this is much tougher.

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Non-Runners

5
(12)
Mr Scarlet8
49-7OR: 100
T: Ms Sheila LaveryJ: R C Colgan

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
19Ice Age49-615/2Full Result
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop

Betting

Forecast

Urban Beat (13/2), Glenamoy Lad (7/1), Summerghand (10/1), Rattling Jewel (11/1), Al Qahwa (12/1), Marie Of Lyon (12/1), Ice Age (14/1), Hello Brigette (16/1), Dark Shot (16/1), Medicine Jack (16/1), Soffia (20/1), Smash Williams (20/1), Blairmayne (20/1), Texas Rock (20/1), Miss Power (20/1), My Amigo (25/1), Focus Of Attention (25/1), The Broghie Man (33/1), Julia's Magic (33/1), Patuano (33/1), Mr Scarlet (33/1), Tresorier (40/1), Fit For Function (40/1), Maarek (50/1), Sorelle Delle Rose (50/1), Mokhalad (50/1), Sors (66/1)

Verdict

SUMMERGHAND has been getting better with every start this campaign and he could be the one to side with for the yard that won this in 2014. Urban Beat had several of these in behind last time on just his fourth start and warrants plenty of respect in his four-timer bid. Soffia is a progressive filly and represents are yard that do well with their sprinters.
  1. Summerghand
  2. Urban Beat
  3. Soffia

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