15:35 Curragh

Saturday 25 May 2019

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:20

Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1)

Class 1  |   1m  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 1m 36.52s

1st
10
(1)
16/1
T: C HillsJ: J P Spencer
Soon led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and asserted over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong
2nd
3
13
(11)
6/4j
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and some headway 2f out, 2nd and no impression on winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 2/1 tchd 11/8
3rd
½
1
(8)
20/1
T: P TwomeyJ: W J Lee
Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out and went 4th over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home
4th
nk
12
(2)
39-0
13/2
T: W J HaggasJ: James Doyle
Tracked leaders on far rail, 6th halfway, some headway 3f out and ridden over 2f out, no impression in 3rd from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and dropped to 4th close home op 6/1
5th
2
7
(9)
6/4j
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along 3f out and ridden over 2f out, 5th and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace tchd 7/4
6th
nk
6
(4)
66/1
T: M O'CallaghanJ: L F Roche
Towards rear, some headway after halfway and ridden over 2f out, under pressure in 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace
7th
sh
14
(14)
66/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Towards rear, pushed along in rear of mid-division over 2f out, 9th and ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace op 80/1
8th
1 ½
8
(13)
39-0
16/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Mid-division, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, kept on one pace tchd 20/1
9th
2
9
(3)
25/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and some headway on far side 3f out, 6th and ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra
10th
1 ¾
4
(6)
100/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Tracked leaders, ran freely, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression under 3f out, soon no extra in rear of mid-division, kept on one pace inside final furlong
11th
¾
11
(5)
39-0
25/1
T: D K WeldJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, pushed along and no impression under 3f out, soon no extra, kept on one pace inside final furlong
12th
4 ¾
2
(10)
66/1
T: K A RyanJ: Andrea Atzeni
Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along and lost place under 3f out, ridden and no extra under 2f out, weakened
13th
11
3
(7)
150/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: P B Beggy
Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along after halfway and no extra over 2f out, eased inside final furlong
14th
30
5
(12)
100/1
T: T ClearyJ: R P Cleary
Rear of mid-division, ran freely, pushed along and dropped to rear 3f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off tchd 66/1

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Betting

Forecast

Too Darn Hot (6/4), Magna Grecia (6/4), Skardu (13/2), Phoenix Of Spain (16/1), Mohawk (16/1), Decrypt (20/1), Old Glory (25/1), Shelir (25/1), I Am Superman (66/1), Van Beethoven (66/1), Emaraaty Ana (66/1), Guaranteed (100/1), Hillwalker (100/1), Globe Theatre (150/1)

Verdict
Aidan O'Brien sends five runners in his bid for his eighth Irish 2,000 Guineas success since 2008 and MAGNA GRECIA will be his main hope. The son of Invincible Spirit was impressive when bolting up in his Classic success at Newmarket earlier this month and a reproduction of that run should see him go close here. Skardu looked a little unlucky with the draw that day and is one worth noting while Too Darn Hot is a threat to all back in trip, particularly if he can get cover and settle better.
  1. Magna Grecia
  2. Skardu
  3. Too Darn Hot

Previous Winners

2018
Romanised
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: S Foley
  |  
T: K J Condon
25/1
Prize Money
1st:
€232,000.00
2nd:
€75,999.00
3rd:
€36,000.00
4th:
€12,000.00
5th:
€8,000.00
6th:
€4,000.00

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