15:40 Tipperary

Sunday 11 August 2019

All14:0514:3515:1015:4016:1516:4517:15
  • Coolmore Caravaggio Stakes (Listed)
  • Class 1  |   7f 115y  |   Yielding  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 1m 39.2s
1st
3
(5)
6/4
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 2 1/2f out, came centre straight, led under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on well closing stages op 15/8 tchd 2/1
2nd
1 ½
2
(1)
5/4f
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Chased leaders, 3rd and niggled halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, held closing stages op 9/10
3rd
3 ¾
4
(6)
10/1
T: A SlatteryJ: O J Orr
Prominent briefly, soon settled 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong tchd 9/1
4th
4 ¾
7
(2)
28-12
5/1
T: R O'BrienJ: R C Colgan
Soon led, headed under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong op 15/2
5th
6 ½
1
(7)
33/1
T: J J MurphyJ: K J Leonard
Rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out tchd 40/1

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Non-Runners

6
(4)
Vitalogy18
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 2
T: J P O'Brien  J: D O'Brien
NR
5
(3)
Royal County Down8
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 2
T: A P O'Brien  J: W M Lordan
NR

Betting

Forecast

Harpocrates (5/4), Justifier (6/4), Royal County Down (5/2), Vitalogy (9/2), Lougher (5/1), Rebel Tale (10/1), Cap D'antibes (33/1)

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won five of the last 10 renewals, including the last three, so his pair are going to be popular. Harpocrates arguably sets the standard on his best form but he's already been beaten by one of these rivals and he'll be vulnerable to some smart looking prospects. His stablemate Royal County Down is proving progressive and wouldn't need much more to improve past him. Two winning debutantes who hold big entries catch the eye with Justifer having won in effortless fashion on debut while narrow preference is for VITALOGY who did very well to quicken off a messy pace and the step up in trip rates a big plus.
  1. Vitalogy
  2. Justifier
  3. Royal County Down

Previous Winners

2018
Christmas
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 2
5/2

Prize Money

1st: €30,975.002nd: €9,974.003rd: €4,725.004th: €2,100.005th: €1,050.006th: €525.00
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