13:20 Curragh

Sunday 15 September 2019

All13:2013:5514:2515:0015:3516:1016:5017:2518:00

Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Handicap (Premier Handicap)

6f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   24 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:22  |   Winning time: 1m 10.68s

1st
3
(6)
11/2j
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Raced far side group, prominent, 5th halfway, soon closed travelling smoothly, led under 2f out and ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong op 6/1
2nd
1 ¾
7
(15)
11/2j
T: Denis HoganJ: J M Sheridan (7)
Raced far side group, prominent, 4th halfway, soon closed up travelling smoothly, ridden to challenge from under 2f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd op 5/1 tchd 6/1
3rd
sh
5
(18)
9/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Waited with, raced far side group, 19th halfway, pushed along and headway from 2f out, bumped with rival 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd op 12/1
4th
¾
1
(2)
20/1
T: T HoganJ: W J Lee
Raced far side group, mid-division early, 12th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong
5th
½
15
(3)
14/1
T: Miss N LupiniJ: K J Leonard
Waited with, raced far side group, 18th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 12/1
6th
¾
23
(16)
25/1
T: T M WalshJ: M P Sheehy (10)
Slightly bumped with rival away from stalls, raced far side group, waited with, 15th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
7th
1 ¼
10
(1)
14/1
T: T D BarronJ: R P Downey
Raced far side group, waited with, 21st halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 12/1
8th
nk
4
(4)
16/1
T: G M LyonsJ: G F Carroll
Raced far side group, chased leaders, 7th halfway, effort and pushed along from 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 20/1
9th
1 ½
20
(8)
33/1
T: D EnglishJ: L F Roche
A little slow into stride, raced far side group, waited with, 20th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
10th
nk
16
(21)
20/1
T: Madeleine TylickiJ: D Egan
Raced near side group, mid-division early, 14th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 25/1
11th
½
14
(12)
20/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: C P Hoban
Raced far side group, prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong op 16/1
12th
sh
2
(13)
25/1
T: G O'LearyJ: N G McCullagh
Raced far side group, mid-division early, 11th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 20/1
13th
nk
12
(5)
12/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: S Foley
Raced far side group, waited with, 17th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 10/1
14th
½
24
(22)
50/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A C Persse (7)
Raced near side group, waited with, 16th halfway, switched right over 2f out and pushed along and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 66/1
15th
hd
25
(7)
66/1
T: Anthony McCannJ: C G O'Dwyer (10)
Pushed along briefly early, raced far side group and soon led, headed under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
16th
1 ½
17
(20)
16/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: S P Davis (3)
Uneasy in stalls, raced near side group, soon chased leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along and effort from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
17th
hd
19
(24)
25/1
T: John FeaneJ: Gabriele Malune (5)
Raced near side group, mid-division early, 13th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong
18th
hd
8
(25)
38-11
16/1
T: T HoganJ: B M Coen (5)
Dwelt, raced near side group, chased leaders, 9th halfway, no impression from 2f out
19th
¾
22
(11)
128-4
50/1
T: Miss E McCutcheonJ: M A Gallagher
Raced far side group, soon pushed along and towards rear, 22nd halfway, no impression from 2f out
20th
2
11
(23)
25/1
T: D MarnaneJ: G P Halpin
Prominent, raced near side group, 6th halfway, pushed along from 2f out, lost place and no impression over 1f out, soon no extra
21st
nk
21
(17)
38-4
50/1
T: L ComerJ: James J Doyle
Slightly bumped with rival away from stalls and pushed along briefly, raced far side group, 10th halfway, bumped with rival 1 1/2f out, no extra when squeezed for room inside final furlong
22nd
2 ¾
13
(10)
33/1
T: D EnglishJ: C D Hayes
Edged right away from stalls, raced far side group, prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along and effort from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
23rd
10
18
(19)
11/1
T: A A HowardJ: N M Crosse (5)
Soon raced near side group and waited with, 23rd halfway, soon no impression op 12/1
24th
21
6
(14)
11/1
T: J A StackJ: A J Slattery (5)
A little slow into stride, soon in rear and pushed along far side group, reminders inside first 2f, always behind op 16/1

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Non-Runners

9
(9)
Verhoyen57
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 4
T: M C Grassick  J: R P Cleary
Betting

Forecast

Buffer Zone (11/2), Make A Challenge (11/2), Verhoyen (7/1), Gulliver (9/1), Miss Jabeam (11/1), Eclipse Storm (11/1), Sirjack Thomas (12/1), Blairmayne (14/1), Venturous (14/1), Ardhoomey (16/1), Master Matt (16/1), Rhydwyn (16/1), Gordon Lord Byron (20/1), Mary Salome (20/1), Scorching Heat (20/1), Castletownshend (25/1), Primo Uomo (25/1), Tresorier (25/1), Alfredo Arcano (25/1), Twenty Minutes (33/1), North Wind (33/1), Sunset Nova (50/1), Maarek (50/1), Blyton (50/1), That's Not Me (66/1)

Verdict
Heavy ground is a valid excuse for BUFFER ZONE last time, not that he was disgraced in Group 3 company, and he looks a major player on his earlier efforts here. Verhoyen beat the selection over the extended 6f here in July, and has presumably been kept fresh for this since. He appeals as a big danger, while Make A Challenge and Scorching Heat also come into the reckoning.
  1. Buffer Zone
  2. Verhoyen
  3. Scorching Heat

Previous Winners

2018
Soffia
Weight: 8-6  |Age: 3
Weight: 8-6  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: D E Sheehy
  |  
T: E Lynam
20/1
Prize Money
1st:
€88,500.00
2nd:
€28,500.00
3rd:
€13,500.00
4th:
€6,000.00
5th:
€3,000.00
6th:
€1,500.00

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