18:00 Curragh

Saturday 1 July 2017

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    Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Handicap (60-100)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m  |   Good to Yielding  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:01  |   Winning time: 3m 35.4s
1st
Horse silk
10
33/1
T: D K WeldJ: L F Roche
In rear, closer in 13th 3f out, good headway into 3rd on outer 2f out, led and pushed along 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, comfortably
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
11
14/1
T: D BuddsJ: J A Heffernan
Rear of mid-division, checked on inner after 2f, headway into 10th 3f out, ridden 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd near line
3rd
Horse silk
½
14
10/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: N G McCullagh
Chased leaders, 2nd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
4th
Horse silk
nk
2
2/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: R L Moore
Mid-division, ridden and progress into 5th on outer 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, dropped to 4th close home op 13/8
5th
Horse silk
½
15
10/1
T: A J MartinJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, pushed along in moderate 10th on outer 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong op 11/1 tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
16
25/1
T: C O'BrienJ: K J Leonard (5)
Mid-division, took keen hold, closer in 5th 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression
7th
Horse silk
2 ¾
3
69-11
8/1
T: D K WeldJ: P J Smullen
Chased leaders, 7th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression
8th
Horse silk
½
9
14/1
T: Miss D O'SheaJ: C T Keane
Rear of mid-division, ridden and some progress into 7th over 2f out, 8th 1f out, no impression op 16/1
9th
Horse silk
nk
4
12/1
T: A J MartinJ: W J Lee
Chased leaders early, dropped to 11th 3f out, soon pushed along, no impression
10th
Horse silk
nk
17
50/1
T: A McCannJ: S P Davis (7)
Rear of mid-division, took keen hold, progress into mid-division at halfway, ridden and no impression from 3f out
11th
Horse silk
hd
5
20/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden and weakened op 25/1
12th
Horse silk
hd
6
10/3
T: W P MullinsJ: D P McDonogh
Led, joined halfway, led again 3f out, soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, soon weakened tchd 3/1
13th
Horse silk
1 ½
12
25/1
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Rear of mid-division, closer in mid-division on outer halfway, ridden and no impression from 3f out tchd 33/1
14th
Horse silk
2
13
28/1
T: E DoyleJ: D E Sheehy (7)
Always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor op 33/1
15th
Horse silk
6
8
40/1
T: T J O'MaraJ: W M Lordan
Rear of mid-division and pulled hard, headway to dispute lead halfway, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened quickly

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Non-Runners

1
Horse silk
Travertine26
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 7
T: N Madden  J: T P Madden
NR
7
Horse silk
Sir Ector21
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 10
T: Nicole McKenna  J: R P Whelan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€72.40Pl:€16.60, €3.60, €2.40EX:€1,500.10Trifecta:€0.00Tricast:€4,938.22SF:€444.02

Forecasts

Laws Of Spin (2/1), Whiteout (10/3), Zafayan (8/1), Neverushacon (10/1), The Plan Man (10/1), Pyromaniac (12/1), Sir Ector (12/1), Here For The Craic (14/1), Supreme Vinnie (14/1), Travertine (16/1), Mandatario (20/1), Hurricane Sky (25/1), Shadagann (25/1), The Winkler (28/1), Three Kingdoms (33/1), Hudson's Bay (40/1), He's Our Man (50/1)

Verdict

Two very interesting contenders from the Closutton yard of the champion jumps trainer to consider. Whiteout won impressively over C&D last time out, the smart hurdler taking full advantage of a lenient mark on the Flat. He's gone up 11lb for that win, but remains very much in the melting pot. Stablemate LAWS OF SPIN might be the one to side with however, with the jockey bookings perhaps a nod in his favour. He won all three starts last year, decisively over C&D when last spotted and his expert handler can be trusted to have him spot on for this return to action. Zafayan has twice run well this season over track and trip and should do so again while the likes of Pyromaniac and Here For The Craic are worth considering in the place market.
  1. Laws Of Spin
  2. Whiteout
  3. Pyromaniac

Prize Money

1st: €18,450.002nd: €5,700.003rd: €2,700.004th: €1,200.005th: €450.00

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