16:00 Curragh

Saturday 25 August 2018

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    Curragh Stakes (Listed)

  • 2YO only  |   Class 1  |   5f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in Places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 59.64s
1st
Horse silk
2
(2)
9/4
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C O'Donoghue
Waited with, soon towards rear, switched right halfway and headway, challenged over 1f out, led over 50yds out and stayed on well op 3/1 tchd 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
(4)
2/1f
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Waited with, soon towards rear, switched left 2f out and headway travelling smoothly, pushed along and closed from over 1f out, kept on into 2nd without threatening winner near finish tchd 9/4
3rd
Horse silk
½
7
(9)
28-12
10/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Soon disputed lead, led over 1f out, headed over 50yds out, one pace and dropped to 3rd near finish op 8/1 tchd 11/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
9
(1)
14/1
T: A SlatteryJ: B M Coen
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and effort 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong tchd 18/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
6
(10)
28-12
9/2
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, effort and pushed along from 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 4/1 tchd 10/3
6th
Horse silk
½
1
(5)
33/1
T: C O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Soon disputed lead, headed over 1f out, no extra and one pace after op 50/1 tchd 66/1
7th
Horse silk
4 ¼
10
(7)
20/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: N G McCullagh
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, soon pushed along, lost position and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong tchd 33/1
8th
Horse silk
16
3
(6)
29-3
10/1
T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes
Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along from halfway, no impression under 2f out, no extra and eased final furlong tchd 12/1

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Non-Runners

4
(8)
Horse silk
Recon Mission51
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 2
T: M O'Callaghan  J: L F Roche
NR
5
(3)
Horse silk
Tenax15
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 2
T: J P O'Brien  J: K J Manning
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.30Pl:€1.30, €1.10, €1.50EX:€6.90Trifecta:€40.60SF:€7.20

Forecasts

Gossamer Wings (2/1), Indigo Balance (9/4), Bailly (9/2), Fantasy (10/1), Nicaro (10/1), Mid Winster (14/1), Recon Mission (14/1), Tenax (14/1), Yolo Again (20/1), Count D'Orsay (33/1)

Verdict

The form of the Queen Mary has worked out well so GOSSAMER WINGS run at Newmarket last month was a little disappointing but that was at a time when Aidan O'Brien's string were really struggling with a virus so that could be an excuse. If she returns to Royal Ascot form this would look a very winnable race so she gets the vote. Indigo Balance wasn't disgraced at Group One level here so she surely has to be involved at this level. Bailly has a bit to find with the aforementioned duo but she is relatively unexposed at this point.
  1. Gossamer Wings
  2. Indigo Balance
  3. Bailly

Previous Winners

2017
Treasuring
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 2
3/1

Prize Money

1st: €26,550.002nd: €8,550.003rd: €4,050.004th: €1,800.005th: €899.006th: €450.00

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