20:05 Curragh Fri 24 May 2019

  • Curragh Grand Opening Handicap
  • 1m, Good to Firm
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner€7,391.002nd€2,292.003rd€1,092.004th€492.005th€192.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 39.37sOff time:20:12:05
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1
(5)
510-5OR: 85D
25/1

One from 10 in his career and was a 99-rated handicapper when in the hands of David Menuisier. It was revealed that the gelding burst blood vessels on stable debut last month. Others preferred.

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2
(13)
410-1OR: 81
9/1

Ran on well to lead in the final furlong when scoring at Fairyhouse on debut before being well below that at Dundalk last year. Has run well in defeat in a couple of starts this term and likely to improve in first-time blinkers.

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3
(12)
49-13OR: 79D
20/1

A winner over 1m at Leopardstown last August off a 5lb lower mark but has run well below that form in four disappointing efforts since. Slipping in the weights but still opposable.

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4
(1)
49-12OR: 78
7/1

Looked a nice prospect when winning 7f Dundalk maiden on debut, but failed to settle when 14¼ lengths last of 5 to London Icon in minor event at Navan. Well beaten, eighth of nine when last seen 11 months ago and liable to struggle on return.

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5
(14)
49-10OR: 76D
40/1

Daughter of Smart Strike. Three wins from 18 starts in France and finished well behind the gutsy Annie Fior on stable debut at Gowran Park earlier this month. Hard to place any faith in.

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6
(8)
49-9OR: 75
9/1

17-raced maiden who has hit the frame in three of her last four starts. Shapes as though step up to this trip may well be the final piece of the jigsaw and deserves a change of luck.

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7
(2)
59-8OR: 74D
14/1

Dual winner on the AW at Dundalk but remains an eight race maiden on turf. Ran well in defeat when stepped up to this trip at Cork on latest start. Can't be ruled out looking at full card.

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8
(9)
49-7OR: 73D
16/1

90,000gns as a yearling before the price dropped to £2,800 last summer. In the process of running a big race at Cork earlier this month when meeting trouble in running to finish sixth of 13 beaten 3¼L. Enters calculations.

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9
(10)
49-4OR: 70D
6/1

Raven's Pass filly is one from 18 having scored over a mile at Bellewstown last summer off a 5lb lower mark. Second of 20 behind Treble Cone earlier this month and a leading player here.

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10
(18)
49-4OR: 70D
7/1

One from six on turf, getting off the mark for connections in a Leopardstown handicap earlier this month off a 6lb lower mark, beating Passing Trade ½L. Open to plenty of improvement.

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11
(3)
79-3OR: 69D
33/1

Moss Vale gelding who is much more successful on the AW than he is on turf. Has finished last of 12 and last of 11 on his two most recent starts and impossible to make a case for here.

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12
(16)
69-3OR: 69D
22/1

Modest dual-purpose performer but has been in good form on the AW at Dundalk since joining this trainer, including January success over 1m2½f from 4lb lower mark. 6L behind Treble Cone on latest start and others make more appeal.

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13
(15)
59-1OR: 67D
12/1

Winner at Leopardstown over 1m2f last month but was beaten when going off as the favourite at Cork before finishing fifth of 23 beaten 5L here over 7f earlier this month. Needs a couple to falter.

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14
(7)
78-11OR: 63BFD
17/2

Three-time winner on the AW but remains without success in eight turf starts. Fourth of 20 behind a couple of these at Leopardstown earlier this month. Likely to find better handicapped sorts in the field.

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15
(6)
58-11OR: 63
22/1

Struggling over hurdles since September before finishing down the field on return to the Flat at Naas when last seen in October. Probably best watched unless market vibes suggest otherwise.

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16
(17)
78-9OR: 61
25/1

Poor 64-rated hurdler who is two from 22 starts turf starts on the Flat. Not seen since October and unlikely to be troubling the judge in the closer.

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17
(11)
58-4OR: 55
33/1

Winner on debut at Dundalk on the AW landing a 13 runner handicap in November. Well held on latest start at Cork last month over 7f and has a bit to prove at present.

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18
(4)
48-4OR: 53
7/1

Lightly raced filly finished second of 23 beaten 2¼L on first start for 248 days here over 7f earlier this month. Step up in trip likely to suit, but bounce factor is a concern.

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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Passing Trade (6/1), Treble Cone (7/1), Editorial (7/1), Stellaire Enfant (7/1), Mulzamm (17/2), Encantador (9/1), Dramatise (9/1), Latchet (12/1), Massa Lubrense (14/1), Mutadaawel (16/1), Dance Emperor (20/1), Edification (22/1), Shamad (22/1), Contrapposto (25/1), Serefeli (25/1), Anfaass (33/1), Arbourfield (33/1), Grande Vadrouille (40/1)

Verdict

TREBLE CONE ran on well to lead inside the final furlong over this trip at Leopardstown earlier this month and can confirm positions with Passing Trade in the closing race of the evening. In a competitive finale' Dramatise, Encantador, Massa Lubrense and Mutadaawel can battle for the remaining prize money positions.
  1. Treble Cone
  2. Passing Trade
  3. Encantador

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