17:20 Curragh

Sunday 27 May 2018

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  • Curragh 'Where Champions Are Made' Handicap
  • 2m  |   Good to Firm (Straight Course: Good)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:21  |   Winning time: 3m 38.4s
1st
7
13/2
T: Emmet MullinsJ: R P Whelan
Mid-division, headway travelling well into 5th 3f out, led 1 1/2f out and soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong op 8/1
2nd
1 ½
1
7/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders in 3rd, short of room and switched left 2f out, soon ridden, went 4th 1f out, progress into 2nd inside final furlong, kept on op 6/1
3rd
½
9
10/1
T: David KellyJ: W M Lordan
Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, disputed lead 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong
4th
½
6
4/1f
T: P A FahyJ: Fran Berry
In rear, progress when short of room briefly over 2f out, went 7th on wide outer 2f out, ridden in 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 5/1
5th
¾
11
9/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: T P Madden (5)
Chased leader in 2nd, headway to lead 3f out, soon joined, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression
6th
nk
3
16/1
T: A J MartinJ: O J Orr (5)
Towards rear, 12th 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong
7th
hd
2
9/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Rear of mid-division early, took keen hold and progress into mid-division halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression op 10/1
8th
½
5
59-1
12/1
T: D K WeldJ: D P McDonogh
Mid-division on inner, checked and dropped to rear of mid-division over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, 7th 1f out, no impression op 11/1
9th
1 ¼
13
16/1
T: Miss A MooneyJ: S P Davis (7)
Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 3f out
10th
4 ¾
14
50/1
T: T ClearyJ: R P Cleary
Towards rear on outer, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
11th
½
12
14/1
T: J R FinnJ: C P Hoban
Always behind, no impression straight, never a factor
12th
1
10
16/1
T: A KeatleyJ: D E Sheehy (7)
Chased leaders in 5th, ridden in 6th under 3f out, weakened
13th
17
4
16/1
T: Ms Sheila LaveryJ: R C Colgan
Led, headed and ridden 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out op 14/1
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Non-Runners

8
Emperor Waltz12
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 5
T: J J Murphy  J: K J Leonard
NR

Betting

Forecast

Western Boy (4/1), Neverushacon (9/2), St Stephens Green (13/2), Clongowes (7/1), Song Of Namibia (9/1), Great Trango (10/1), Emperor Waltz (10/1), Aydoun (12/1), Thomas O'Malley (14/1), Golden Spear (16/1), Grand Canyon (16/1), Mountain Rock (16/1), Laid Back Luke (16/1), Nightly Wailing (50/1)

Verdict

CLONGOWES ticks the course and class boxes as well as winning two contests on good ground at Down Royal and the Curragh in June last year. Trainer-Jim Bolger is running in to a little form of late and this colt by New Approach can go close here. The Ger Lyons-trained Song Of Namibia is likely to improve for seasonal debut at Limerick last month and is now just 3lb higher than his last winning mark, the seven-year-old can announce himself as the biggest danger to the selection. St Stephens Green who is just 2lb higher than last winning mark can hit the frame.
  1. Clongowes
  2. Song Of Namibia
  3. St Stephens Green

Previous Winners

2017
Whiteout
Weight: 8-10  |Age: 6
2/1

Prize Money

1st: €15,375.002nd: €4,751.003rd: €2,250.004th: €1,000.005th: €375.00

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