20:20 Curragh Fri 16 August 2019

  • TRM Kurasyn Handicap
  • 6f, Soft
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner€15,340.002nd€4,940.003rd€2,340.004th€1,040.005th€519.006th€260.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:1m 14.93sOff time:20:22:45
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
(10)
79-12OR: 100CD
10/1

Useful handicapper at best, C&D winner back in 2016 and although coming back off a break today, has won fresh in the past. Tends to be highly tried and will appreciate the drop back to handicap company.

Last RunWatch last race
2
(6)
49-4OR: 92D
12/1

Falling quickly in the handicap but that's down to a series of moderate efforts, although it wasn't a disaster at Thirsk last time despite finishing last of the five. Not written off just yet.

Last RunWatch last race
3
(11)
49-2OR: 90D
25/1

Highly tried in Meydan earlier in the season but it's hard work for him at present and is falling quickly down the handicap at present. Well treated if he can bounce back, but hard to find reasons why that might happen here.

Last RunWatch last race
4
(2)
49-0OR: 88
10/1

Continued on an upward curve with his third win in four starts at Galway last time out (7f), coming right away for a comfortable victory. 9lb rise and drop back to 6f ask new questions tonight, but hard to discount given what great heart he is in.

Last RunWatch last race
5
(8)
59-0OR: 88BFC
13/2

Consistent sort that has just had the two outings this year, the latest of them coming at Cork back in May where he ran respectably for third. Yet to win at this trip though, and on that, others are preferred.

Last RunWatch last race
6
(15)
58-13OR: 87CD
8/1

Won a G2 here back in 2016 but those days seem well behind him now, tumbling down the handicap after some moderate efforts and he shows no signs of stopping the rot any time soon. Others preferred.

Last RunWatch last race
7
(3)
58-7OR: 81D
14/1

Back to form when successful at Bellewstown last time, forcing a dead heat in the final stride, and 1lb rise for that is neither here nor there, but is more exposed than most of these and will need to pull out a bit more.

Last RunWatch last race
9
(13)
48-5OR: 79
9/1

Kept on without threatening the principals at Listowel last time but at least that was a step back in the right direction. Plenty of rain would definitely help her cause and if she's ready after a break, wouldn't be totally out of this.

Last RunWatch last race
10
(1)
48-5OR: 79D
7/1

Popped up at Naas back in May and has ability, not a dreadful effort at Tipperary last time but equally not hard to think the handicapper has him where he wants him at present.

Last RunWatch last race
11
(5)
38-4OR: 80
33/1

Tailed off in three starts this season and looks well out of sorts at present. Not hard to look elsewhere for the winner.

Last RunWatch last race
12
(14)
Blytonb116
38-4OR: 80D
20/1

Very useful sprinter for Tom Dascombe last year but four runs for this yard have been well below his best form. Well handicapped and this trip will suit better than the mile he tried last time, but clearly risky at present.

Last RunWatch last race
13
(4)
38-4OR: 78CD
7/2

Back to some of his best form when successful here over 5f last time, showing that soft ground holds no terrors in the process, so any rain not an issue. Just as effective over 6f and although a 6lb rise demands more, can do better again.

Last RunWatch last race
14
(7)
38-4OR: 77D
14/1

Only had the four starts, so open to improvement, and turned in a good effort on her handicap debut at Naas last time out, beaten just a length into second. Has already got a novice win to her name as well, and looks a potential improver here.

Last RunWatch last race
15
(9)
78-4OR: 72CD
16/1

Falling quickly in the handicap after a series of pretty moderate efforts and he shows no signs of stopping the rot just yet. Easy to look elsewhere.

Last RunWatch last race

Non-Runners

8
(12)
Blairmayne8
68-6OR: 80
T: Miss N LupiniJ: K J Leonard

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Master Matt (7/2), Silverkode (13/2), Twenty Minutes (7/1), Medicine Jack (8/1), Aurora Eclipse (9/1), Make A Challenge (10/1), Downforce (10/1), The Broghie Man (12/1), Blairmayne (12/1), Stanhope (14/1), Zodiacus (14/1), Rattling Jewel (16/1), Blyton (20/1), Never Back Down (25/1), Andre Amar (33/1)

Verdict

This looks winnable, despite the numbers, and top weight DOWNFORCE can make his class count. The more rain that falls for him the better, and he'll appreciate this drop in class too. A record of a win and two places from seven starts here reads well. Master Matt brings some good form to the table and won't mind conditions, and Make A Challenge is similarly good heart. They can both play a part. Aurura Eclipse and Zodiacus are potential improvers.
  1. Downforce
  2. Master Matt
  3. Make A Challenge

Video Replay

Most Followed

Thunderous

F: 11

T: M Johnston

Earthlight

F: 111

T: A Fabre

Raffle Prize

F: 2111

T: M Johnston

Albadr

F: 4

T: J H M Gosden

Her Indoors

F: -

T: A King

Next Race Off

14:25 York
6
(4)
Persuasion
J: James Doyle
9
(8)
Vitalogy
J: D O'Brien
8
(1)
Valdermoro
J: T Hamilton
4
(3)
Kingbrook
J: J Fanning
3
(2)
Harpocrates
J: R L Moore
2
(5)
Ethic
J: Tom Marquand
10
(9)
Yorkshire Gold
J: Andrea Atzeni
7
(6)
Ropey Guest
J: T P Queally
5
(10)
Morisco
J: R Kingscote

Racing Tips

Check out the latest daily tipping preview

Wednesday's racing preview

Crystal Ocean can live up to his billing in the Juddmonte International, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race on Wednesday.

Don't miss the latest Value Bet preview for York

Value Bet: Classic Comedy

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and he's taking on Crystal Ocean in the big one.

Simon Holt picks out his best bets for York

Simon Holt: Valdermoro magic

Richard Fahey's Valdermoro is one of Simon Holt's two tips for Wednesday's high-class action at York.

Most Followed

Thunderous

F: 11

T: M Johnston

Earthlight

F: 111

T: A Fabre

Raffle Prize

F: 2111

T: M Johnston

Albadr

F: 4

T: J H M Gosden

Her Indoors

F: -

T: A King