15:40 Curragh

Sunday 26 August 2018

All13:3514:0514:3515:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

    Manguard Plus Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 2f  |   Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 2m 9.63s
1st
Horse silk
5
(3)
5/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C O'Donoghue
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, effort straight, stayed on well final furlong to lead on line tchd 9/2 and 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
nse
2
(1)
11/4
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Pushed along to soon lead and dispute, pushed along again over 3f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, headed on line op 9/4 tchd 2/1
3rd
Horse silk
1
8
(2)
20/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Waited with, soon raced in 6th, pushed along 3f out, headway when tight for room on inner inside final furlong, kept on well without reaching front pair op 25/1 tchd 33/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
7
(5)
5/2f
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Tracked leaders, pushed along after halfway, under pressure in 4th 3f out, ran on without threatening inside final furlong op 3/1 tchd 7/2
5th
Horse silk
½
4
(8)
11/4
T: K J CondonJ: W J Lee
Soon close up and disputed lead, headed inside final furlong, no extra and slightly impeded near finish op 3/1 tchd 5/2
6th
Horse silk
9
1
(6)
33/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Soon raced in 5th, effort straight, no impression from 2f out, soon no extra tchd 40/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
(4)
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Held up, soon in rear, pulled up quickly under 3f out tchd 20/1

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Non-Runners

6
(7)
Horse silk
Ming15
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 3
T: J P O'Brien  J: D O'Brien
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.80Pl:€2.00, €1.20EX:€13.50Trifecta:€181.70SF:€18.38

Forecasts

Verbal Dexterity (5/2), Deauville (11/4), Success Days (11/4), Ming (4/1), Beautiful Morning (5/1), Reckless Gold (16/1), Broadway (20/1), Brendan Brackan (33/1)

Verdict

It has to be taken on trust that VERBAL DEXTERITY retains all the ability he showed last year, and he's clearly had his issues, but if he has trained on that he will take plenty of catching, and it's worth remembering how strong he was at the finish of the National Stakes here. If he fails to fire, then perhaps Success Days can bounce back after facing a stiff task in France. Deauville is also in the mix on his return from foreign jaunts.
  1. Verbal Dexterity
  2. Success Days
  3. Deauville

Previous Winners

2017
Shamreen
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
11/4

Prize Money

1st: €37,200.002nd: €11,999.003rd: €5,700.004th: €2,550.005th: €1,290.006th: €660.00

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