17:30 Curragh Sat 28 September 2019

  • Keadeen Hotel Ladies Invitational Handicap
  • 1m 4f, Yielding to Soft
  • 19 Runners
  • Winner€6,600.002nd€2,200.003rd€1,100.004th€551.005th€330.006th€220.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 46.29sOff time:17:31:05
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1
(8)
Falakt112
611-5OR: 75
20/1

Formerly with trainers Roger Varian and Gordon Elliott. Makes debut here for new connections with first-time tongue tie fitted. Worth a market check.

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2
(2)
411-2OR: 72
12/1

Won for the second time in his career when landing a Down Royal soft ground handicap last month over 1m4½f off a 9lb lower mark. Ran well in defeat on latest start at Listowel earlier this month and capable of another bold bid.

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3
(14)
511-0OR: 70
14/1

Sole win in 18 Flat starts on turf came at Listowel over 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark. Plenty to prove at present.

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4
(11)
410-13OR: 69
16/1

One from 19 starts, the Holy Roman Emperor gelding requires a chunk of improvement to play a role in the finish here.

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5
(15)
310-10OR: 72BF
6/1

Consistent sort who has been shaping well in in her four career starts so far including pleasing runs at Tramore and Roscommon earlier this month. No surprise to see a big run once again.

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6
(20)
510-10OR: 66
8/1

122-rated hurdler, finished second of 12 beaten ¾L in a Leopardstown 1m4f handicap in May before finishing third of eight behind Diamond Hill at Bellewstown when last seen in July. Significant jockey Booking.

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7
(10)
610-9OR: 65D
10/1

Gained fourth career win when absolutely hosing up by over 6L latest from Machiavelli over 1m4½f at the end of last month before running with great credit off a higher mark at Navan. Sure to be in the mix.

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8
(13)
410-7OR: 63
3/1

Given a mark of 131 over hurdles in the spring but the Power gelding remains a maiden from eight Flat starts on turf. Ran well behind Severus Alexander at Listowel this month and could be a lively outsider.

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9
(6)
310-5OR: 67
16/1

Off the mark for connections at the seventh time of asking on turf when landing a Fairyhouse 1m2f claimer on good ground when last seen in July on his final start for trainer Denis Hogan. Place claims on stable debut.

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10
(17)
410-5OR: 61
12/1

Registered a first career win over hurdles at the fifth attempt at Sligo last month. Improving sort over on the Flat in the spring rising 12lb in five starts. Not a forlorn hope but others still more convincing.

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12
(5)
310-3OR: 65
8/1

Eight-race maiden who continues to run with competence over a variety of trips. Has more to offer and is very much respected in this contest.

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13
(7)
410-0OR: 56
25/1

Seven-race maiden who deserves a change in fortune running solidly without getting her head in front in a number of starts this term. Promising efforts recently and likely to come on for respected connections.

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14
(16)
510-0OR: 56
33/1

Below-par hurdler, well held and no impression in a couple of starts on the Flat at Gowran Park and when last seen at Clonmel in April. Plenty more needed on return to action.

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15
(12)
89-12OR: 54D
12/1

Tough and genuine type, veteran of 25 Flat handicaps on turf, though just has the one victory to his name. Open to a big run when hitting the frame on occasions.

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16
(1)
49-9OR: 51
33/1

Winner of one of his 15 starts on turf and has been sending out mixed messages in four starts this term. Possibly best watched unless market vibes suggest otherwise.

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17
(4)
69-7OR: 49
66/1

Has barely troubled the judge in any of her 10 career starts, including eight on turf and she's been beaten a long way on each of her three 2019 starts. Others have more scope for improvement.

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18
(18)
69-7OR: 49
50/1

Lightly-raced maiden without a win in 15 starts including 11 Flat runs on turf when failing to hit the frame on any occasion. Has shown little or no aptitude in three starts this term to be considered in this company.

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19
(9)
49-7OR: 49
50/1

Eight-race maiden still looking for breakthrough success in seven starts on turf. Needs to improve on even her best form to play a role in this contest.

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20
(3)
49-7OR: 49
10/1

Long-standing maiden but has been running with credit in a number of starts since last month. Liable to find a couple stronger.

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Non-Runners

11
(19)
Amlad94
510-3OR: 59
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: Miss G Ryan

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Way Back Home (3/1), Eria (6/1), Mallacoota (8/1), Take A Turn (8/1), Loudest Whisper (10/1), Universal Focus (10/1), El Tren (12/1), Walking On Glass (12/1), Maunganui (12/1), Prosecution (14/1), Dance Emperor (16/1), Nobel Joshua (16/1), Falak (20/1), Balletto (25/1), Santorini Sun (33/1), Rock Samphire (33/1), Amlad (33/1), Indian Eye (50/1), Balaclava (50/1), Welcometomyworld (66/1)

Verdict

UNIVERSAL FOCUS appears to have a number of conditions in his favour here and can build on recent impressive efforts in the last month to land the spoils in the closer. Maunganui, a winner at Down Royal at the end of last month, Mallacoota for the Jessica Harrington yard and the Joseph O'Brien-trained, Eria can battle for remaining prize money.
  1. Universal Focus
  2. Maunganui
  3. Eria

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