16:45 Curragh

Saturday 10 June 2017

All14:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:2017:50
  • Brady Burns Insurance Brokers Supporting Junefest Handicap
  • 2m  |   Yielding to Soft (Straight Soft, Heavy in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:45  |   Winning time: 3m 40.2s
1st
5
4/1j
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Soon mid-division, closed to dispute 6th travelling smoothly over 3f out, pushed along 2f out and soon squeezed for room and checked, led 1f out, stayed on well, easily op 6/1
2nd
2 ¾
2
69-10
14/1
T: D K WeldJ: P J Smullen
Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, joined for 3rd over 3f out, challenged and edged slightly left and bumped 2f out, soon on terms, headed 1f out and one pace
3rd
2 ¾
4
33/1
T: Nicole McKennaJ: W M Lordan
Soon mid-division, pushed along after halfway, 10th over 3f out, headway to chase leaders and no impression from over 1f out, one pace
4th
¾
6
6/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: C T Keane
Prominent, soon 2nd, slightly impeded over 2f out, soon bumped and one pace op 5/1 tchd 9/2
5th
2
11
4/1j
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: K G Steyn
Tracked leaders, disputed 3rd over 3f out, one pace from under 2f out op 10/3
6th
¾
15
20/1
T: P A FahyJ: A J Breslin (7)
Soon led, strongly pressed and edged left over 2f out, soon headed and no impression op 25/1 tchd 33/1
7th
11
10
33/1
T: M HalfordJ: C P Hoban
Tracked leaders, 5th over 3f out, no extra from under 2f out op 25/1
8th
1 ¾
13
68-4
11/2
T: P A FahyJ: C D Hayes
Soon mid-division, disputed 6th over 3f out, slightly impeded under 2f out, soon no extra op 13/2 tchd 5/1
9th
4 ½
12
8/1
T: C O'BrienJ: N G McCullagh
Soon mid-division, pushed along under 6f out, 8th over 3f out, no extra from under 2f out op 7/1
10th
1
7
14/1
T: M FaheyJ: S T McCullagh (10)
Held up, soon raced in 12th, no impression straight tchd 11/1
11th
1 ½
3
14/1
T: C ByrnesJ: D E Hogan (7)
Held up in rear, reminder after halfway, 11th over 3f out, soon no impression
12th
24
8
17/2
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Held up, soon towards rear in 13th, pushed along 5f out, no impression over 3f out, no extra and eased final furlong, tailed off op 10/1
13th
4 ½
1
79-10
14/1
T: H RogersJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, dropped to 9th over 3f out, soon no impression, no extra and eased final furlong, tailed off op 12/1
14th
51
14
25/1
T: C ByrnesJ: R P Cleary
Held up, reminder halfway, pushed along under 6f out, dropped to rear and no extra from over 3f out, eased 2f out, completely tailed off tchd 33/1

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Non-Runners

9
Bayan609
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 8
T: G Elliott  J: S P Davis
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.50Pl:€1.60, €3.60, €15.10EX:€51.10Trifecta:€1,082.30Tricast:€1,697.79SF:€67.59

Forecasts

Tigris River (4/1), Neverushacon (4/1), Micras (11/2), Alton Bay (6/1), Hurricane Sky (8/1), Shadagann (17/2), Bayan (10/1), Zafayan (14/1), Noble Inn (14/1), Wonder Laish (14/1), Benkei (14/1), Jazz Ranger (20/1), Zoffanys Pride (25/1), Sir Ector (33/1), Rideonastar (33/1)

Verdict

An interesting handicap for the stayers which forms part of an ever competitive Curragh Saturday card. Micras is a mare in form, but she proved no match for the decisive scorer Whiteout over C&D just under a fortnight ago. Bayan is a classy dual purpose performer and it's pleasing to see him belatedly back in action for Gordon Elliott, but he's likely to need this race whilst similar comments apply to the Charles Byrne debutant Wonder Laish. Therefore, the horse which ticks all of the boxes is TIGRIS RIVER. He thrived over hurdles in 2015 and has kept good company in competitive handicap hurdles since. He'll be sharper for a recent outing over timber and is very lightly raced on the Flat, and there's every likelihood that Joseph O'Brien can exploit an incredibly fair looking mark of 83.
  1. Tigris River
  2. Shadagann
  3. Micras

Prize Money

1st: €10,472.002nd: €3,247.003rd: €1,547.004th: €697.005th: €271.00

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