18:45 Curragh

Friday 16 August 2019

All16:4017:1017:4518:1518:4519:1519:5020:20
  • Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3)
  • Class 1  |   1m 2f  |   Yielding to Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:49  |   Winning time: 2m 13.99s
1st
2
(2)
11/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Soon led, headed soon after 2f, remained close up, travelling smoothly straight, on terms over 2f out, soon pushed along to lead, pressed and kept on well inside final furlong, just held on op 9/2
2nd
hd
5
(1)
7/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Soon tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out in 3rd, soon effort, kept on well inside final furlong, just failed op 10/1 tchd 6/1
3rd
1 ½
4
(4)
12/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Prominent, led soon after 2f, pushed along under 3f out, joined over 2f out, soon headed, one pace inside final furlong op 10/1
4th
1 ¼
3
(7)
4/9f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Waited with, soon towards rear, some headway in 4th over 3f out, soon pushed along, switched left 2f out, one pace inside final furlong op 8/15 tchd 4/7
5th
5 ½
6
(6)
33/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Waited with, soon towards rear, pushed along from 3f out, no impression over 2f out, one pace
6th
3 ½
7
(5)
38-13
14/1
T: D K WeldJ: C D Hayes
A little awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold and chased leaders, 5th over 3f out, soon pushed along, no impression over 2f out, soon no extra tchd 12/1

Also Ran

PU
1
(3)
100/1
T: L ComerJ: J A Heffernan
Soon tracked leaders, pushed along under 4f out, 4th and pulled up quickly over 3f out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.70Pl:€2.30, €3.30EX:€35.10Trifecta:€140.20SF:€43.40

Forecasts

Sir Dragonet (4/9), Buckhurst (11/2), Leo De Fury (7/1), Guaranteed (12/1), Shelir (14/1), Nickajack Cave (33/1), Zabriskie (100/1)

Verdict

SIR DRAGONET not only brings the best form in the race into this, he won't care how much it rains either. On soft ground at Chester he took them apart in the Vase there, and it was a terrific run on ground that may well have been quick enough for him in the Derby. He can take this en route to a successful autumn campaign. Guaranteed may be the one to give him a race if the selection isn't quite 100% fit after a break, but he would have a question to answer if it did get very soft. Similar comments apply to the improving Buckhurst too.
  1. Sir Dragonet
  2. Guaranteed
  3. Buckhurst

Previous Winners

2018
Beautiful Morning
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 5
5/1

Prize Money

1st: €35,400.002nd: €11,400.003rd: €5,400.004th: €2,400.005th: €1,200.006th: €601.00
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