19:20 Curragh

Friday 31 August 2018

All16:2016:5017:2017:5018:2018:5019:2019:50

Curragh Home Of Champions Maiden

1m 2f  |   Good to Yielding (Good in places on the round course)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 19:21  |   Winning time: 2m 9.29s

1st
10
(11)
11/8f
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Soon led, strongly pressed from 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong tchd 5/4
2nd
½
6
(2)
2/1
T: D K WeldJ: D P McDonogh
Disputed lead early, tracked leaders, 3rd before halfway, challenged and every chance from 2f out, kept on well without quite matching winner inside final furlong op 9/4
3rd
5
13
(12)
9/2
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Tracked leaders, 4th before halfway, closed and effort from over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out tchd 5/1
4th
2
14
(15)
39-0
20/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: D A McCormack (5)
Soon chased leaders, 6th before halfway, closed and effort from over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out
5th
2 ½
15
(9)
50/1
T: P F McEneryJ: G F Carroll
Took keen hold and disputed lead early, prominent, switched right 2f out, one pace after
6th
5 ½
12
(10)
39-5
33/1
T: J M OxxJ: N G McCullagh
Tracked leaders, reminder halfway, one pace 2f out
7th
nk
11
(4)
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C O'Donoghue
Dwelt, in rear, kept on without threatening straight tchd 18/1
8th
1 ¼
9
(8)
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Held up, pushed along before halfway, kept on same pace straigh tchd 22/1
9th
nk
4
(3)
49-12
20/1
T: N C KellyJ: O J Orr (3)
Mid-division early, 7th before halfway, no impression from over 2f out op 25/1
10th
1 ½
3
(5)
66/1
T: Miss A MooneyJ: S Foley
Dwelt, towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight
11th
7
1
(14)
100/1
T: Mrs A MooneyJ: S M Mooney (10)
Held up, soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight op 10/1
12th
½
5
(6)
50/1
T: M ButlerJ: W J Lee
Took keen hold, soon mid-division, no extra from before straight
13th
1 ¼
2
(7)
66/1
T: T CollinsJ: R P Whelan
Held up, took keen hold, 10th before halfway, no extra from before straight
14th
17
7
(1)
66/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: L F Roche
Mid-division early, 9th before halfway, pushed along approaching straight, soon weakened

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Non-Runners

8
(13)
Savitar11
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: J S Bolger  J: K J Manning
Betting

Forecast

Sir Erec (11/8), Jassaar (2/1), Would Be King (9/2), Savitar (10/1), Tickled (16/1), Ciao (20/1), Shakespear'sgalley (20/1), Rising (20/1), Velsen (33/1), She's A Novelty (50/1), Doogan's Warren (50/1), Recommendation (66/1), Oh So Sensible (66/1), Rathbride Prince (66/1), Ballycastle Lad (100/1)

Verdict
When last seen in April SIR EREC looked a sure-fire future winner as he was narrowly touched off at Leopardstown. The absence since is a potential issue but he is taken to overcome it and win this. It's hard to believe that a horse with the form of Would Be King is yet to win but he isn't really getting any nearer of late so he needs to do better for this step up in trip. Ciao is considered after a good second latest where she looked likely to appreciate an extra 2f as she gets here.
  1. Sir Erec
  2. Would Be King
  3. Ciao
Prize Money
1st:
€8,008.00
2nd:
€2,483.00
3rd:
€1,183.00
4th:
€533.00
5th:
€208.00

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