18:08 Curragh

Friday 24 June 2022

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    Hollywoodbets We're Painting Ireland Purple Handicap (60-90)

  • 3YO plus  |   7f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:09  |   Winning time: 1m 25.75s
1
(5)
Horse silk
Mutasarref35
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-2| J: C T Keane| T: G M Lyons| OR:  90| D
9/4
1 win from 3 runs this year. Creditable sixth of 27 in handicap (11/2) at the Curragh (8f, good to soft) 35 days ago, nearest finish. Yard in good form. Should go well again.
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3
(12)
Horse silk
Punk Poett18
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-11| J: S M Crosse| T: E Lynam| OR:  85| D
11/1
Latest win at Cork in April. Creditable third of 13 in handicap (9/1) at Gowran (7f, good to soft) 18 days ago.
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4
(4)
Horse silk
Dilawarab118
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10| J: R P Cleary| T: V C Ward| OR:  84| D
125/1
Last of 13 in handicap at Gowran (7f, good to soft, 80/1) 18 days ago. Blinkered for 1st time.
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6
(1)
Horse silk
River Derwent22
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7| J: H J Horgan(7)| T: J P O'Brien| OR:  81
16/1
12/1, respectable fifth of 12 in handicap at Leopardstown (9f, good) 22 days ago, running on. Back down in trip. Trainer going well.
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7
(17)
Horse silk
Ice Cold In Alext22
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-4| J: J M Sheridan(3)| T: K J Condon| OR:  78| CD
7/1
15/2, seventh of 16 in handicap at Leopardstown (8f, good) 22 days ago, not clear run. Back to same mark as when winning this race 12 months ago. A return to form would come as no surprise.
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8
(10)
Horse silk
All In The Mind24
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3| J: C P Hoban| T: P J Flynn| OR:  86| D
17/2
1 win from 3 runs this year. 15/8, career best when winning 14-runner maiden at Tipperary (7.5f, good to firm) 24 days ago, well positioned. In good form but more on plate back in handicap.
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9
(11)
Horse silk
Dandyville48
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: L T McAteer(3)| T: J Davison| OR:  77
12/1
First run since leaving Miss Natalia Lupini when below form fourteenth of 22 in handicap (8/1) at Naas (5.9f, good to soft) 48 days ago.
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10
(9)
Horse silk
National Galleryp7
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: D McMonagle| T: J P O'Brien| OR:  85| D
6/1
2 wins from 5 runs this year. 5/2, career best when winning 8-runner minor event at Limerick (6.7f, good) 7 days ago, always holding on. Yard in good form. Should continue to give a good account.
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11
(8)
Horse silk
Bobby K20
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-0| J: B M Coen| T: Michael W O'Mmeara| OR:  74| D
9/1
Won 12-runner handicap (11/2) at Listowel (7.1f, good) 20 days ago, slowly away.
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13
(16)
Horse silk
Punakhav62
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0| J: W J Lee| T: W McCreery| OR:  74
18/1
16/1, twelfth of 15 in handicap at Limerick (8f, good) 62 days ago.
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14
(3)
Horse silk
The Blue Panthert8
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-12| J: G F Carroll| T: M Mulvany| OR:  72
33/1
Thirteen runs since last win in 2021. 16/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Leopardstown (7.1f, good to firm) 8 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Has work to do.
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15
(15)
Horse silk
Almost An Angelp22
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-8| J: S Foley| T: J Larkin| OR:  68| D
50/1
Cheekpieces on for 1st time, first run since leaving David Evans when thirteenth of 16 in handicap at Leopardstown (8f, good, 22/1) 22 days ago.
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16
(18)
Horse silk
No Patience16
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-8| J: Kyanna Van Buuren(10)| T: J C McConnell| OR:  68| D
12/1
Latest win at Roscommon in May. Good second of 24 in handicap (9/1) at Cork (7f, good) 16 days ago. Looks competitive on form.
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17
(2)
Horse silk
Secret Magician35
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-7| J: W M Lordan| T: M Hassett| OR:  75
16/1
50/1, good third of 15 in maiden at the Curragh (7f, good to soft) 35 days ago. Makes handicap debut.
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18
(14)
Horse silk
Eriskay53
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-7| J: C D Hayes| T: D K Weld| OR:  74
33/1
Ninth of 12 in handicap (8/1) at the Curragh (7f, good to soft) 53 days ago, finding little. Others have achieved more.
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Non-Runners

2
(7)
Horse silk
Camdeboo35
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 4
T: J P O'Brien  J: D P McDonogh
WD
5
(13)
Horse silk
Cosmic Vega46
Weight: 9-9|  Age: 4
T: M Halford  J: R P Whelan
NR
12
(6)
Horse silk
Higher Kingdom22
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 5
T: J C McConnell  J: D W O'Connor
WD

Forecasts

Mutasarref (9/4), Cosmic Vega (11/2), National Gallery (6/1), Ice Cold In Alex (7/1), All In The Mind (17/2), Bobby K (9/1), Punk Poet (11/1), Dandyville (12/1), No Patience (12/1), Secret Magician (16/1), River Derwent (16/1), Punakha (18/1), Camdeboo (20/1), Higher Kingdom (25/1), The Blue Panther (33/1), Eriskay (33/1), Almost An Angel (50/1), Dilawara (125/1)

Verdict

COSMIC VEGA ran a cracker when second at Roscommon last month and may be capable of going one better if showing up in similar form. Mutasarref acquitted himself well in a big field over 1m here 5 weeks ago and is feared for the Ger Lyons/Colin Keane combination. Ice Cold In Alex is back to the same mark as when landing this last year and also makes the shortlist along with Joseph O'Brien's National Gallery.

Previous Winners

2021
Ice Cold In Alex
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 7
14/1

Prize Money

1st: €12,000.002nd: €4,000.003rd: €2,000.004th: €1,000.005th: €600.006th: €400.00

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