16:30 Curragh

Sunday 20 August 2017

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Derek O'Sullivan Memorial Apprentice Handicap (50-70)

1m 2f  |   Yielding to Soft (Straight Course: Soft)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:31  |   Winning time: 2m 13.12s

1st
3
(2)
7/1
T: P J FlynnJ: D P Linehan (2)
Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inner, headway on inner into 7th travelled well 2f out, pushed along in 2nd 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well close home op 10/1
2nd
1 ¾
18
(8)
12/1
T: T MullinsJ: S P Davis (4)
Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led 2 1/2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home
3rd
2 ¾
10
(18)
20/1
T: D BunyanJ: N M Crosse (4)
Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace f
4th
½
11
(14)
20/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C J McGovern (2)
Towards rear, 13th 3f out, soon ridden, progress into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
5th
1 ¼
4
(9)
12/1
T: G M LyonsJ: E T Daly (4)
Mid-division on outer, 9th 3f out, soon ridden, went 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong op 11/1
6th
1 ½
2
(19)
69-13
15/2
T: J F LevinsJ: D W O'Connor
Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression op 7/1 tchd 8/1
7th
½
16
(7)
11/1
T: A MurrayJ: A J Breslin (4)
Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression op 12/1
8th
hd
5
(17)
5/1j
T: J C McConnellJ: K J Leonard (2)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, no impression tchd 9/2 and 6/1
9th
2 ¼
15
(10)
6/1
T: R P McNamaraJ: O J Orr (2)
Mid-division, ridden in 10th over 2f out, no impression tchd 7/1
10th
½
1
(20)
16/1
T: G DonnellyJ: D E Sheehy (4)
Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden, no impression op 14/1
11th
nk
9
(16)
16/1
T: Nicole McKennaJ: D E Hogan (4)
Led and soon clear, well clear halfway, reduced advantage 3f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon weakened
12th
¾
17
(6)
33/1
T: R K WatsonJ: K P Moriarty (4)
Always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
13th
3
20
(15)
16/1
T: J S BolgerJ: G M Ryan (7)
Always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
14th
3 ¼
7
(12)
33/1
T: K H ClarkeJ: R Coakley
Always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor op 25/1
15th
1 ¼
19
(4)
50/1
T: B W DukeJ: W T Byrne (7)
Dwelt, always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor op 40/1
16th
1 ¾
12
(1)
5/1j
T: Miss N LupiniJ: D M Redmond (2)
Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened op 6/1
17th
6 ½
13
(5)
25/1
T: John FeaneJ: Paul J Jones (7)
Lost considerable ground at start, always trailing, no impression straight
18th
3 ¼
8
(3)
33/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: S T McCullagh (7)
Mid-division, weakened from 4f out, soon behind

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Non-Runners

6
(11)
Striking Gold15
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 4
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: T P Madden
14
(13)
Reinas Queen10
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 4
T: Mrs S Dawson  J: K K Hennessy
Betting

Forecast

Kandahari (5/1), In Our Blood (5/1), Simafar (6/1), Storm Ranger (7/1), El Tren (15/2), Bo Bridget (11/1), Emily Square (12/1), Il Piccolo Grande (12/1), Carrigeen Prince (16/1), Blue Skimmer (16/1), Nightly Wailing (16/1), Dazzle The Duel (20/1), Commander Won (20/1), Striking Gold (20/1), Reinas Queen (20/1), Asian Wing (25/1), British Art (33/1), Dandy Dude (33/1), Wither Hills (33/1), Great Uncle (50/1)

Verdict
Kandahari is an interesting starting place having won at Gowran Park last time with something in hand, she's turned out quickly and a 6lb penalty is not certain to ground her ambitions. There was money around for El Tren when he won at Tipperary in June and his chance should improve now back down in trip while Carrigeen Prince looks fairly treated in this line-up despite top weight and should be thereabouts. In Our Blood was bold from the front last time and has a chance if repeating that improved form while Bo Bridget has looked capable of gaining a win since joining current trainer. Similar sentiments apply to SIMAFAR, who caught the eye late on at Leopardstown last time doing some good work. His trainer was amongst the winners on Friday evening at Tramore and with Oisin Orr taking off a handy 2lb, he's capable of a big run here.
  1. Simafar
  2. Kandahari
  3. Carrigeen Prince
Prize Money
1st:
€6,775.00
2nd:
€2,101.00
3rd:
€1,002.00
4th:
€450.00
5th:
€176.00

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