18:00 Curragh

Sunday 15 September 2019

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

Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Northfields' Handicap (Premier Handicap)

1m 2f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:03  |   Winning time: 2m 9.15s

1st
6
(13)
12/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: W J Lee
Slowly into stride, in rear, 13th and headway on inner from over 3f out, switched left over 2f out travelling smoothly, effort from over 1f out, led over 50yds out, stayed on well op 14/1
2nd
¾
3
(10)
4/1j
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Soon raced in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, soon on terms, gained narrow lead 1 1/2f out, joined over 1f out, headed over 50yds out, kept on without matching winner op 7/2
3rd
½
4
(16)
8/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: G M Ryan (7)
Soon raced in 11th, 9th and headway from over 3f out travelling smoothly, on terms over 1f out, headed inside final 100yds, kept on without matching front pair
4th
½
14
(3)
4/1j
T: A J MartinJ: S P Davis (3)
A little keen, soon raced in 4th, not much room from 2f out, switched left inside final furlong and stayed on well op 11/2
5th
3
9
(1)
7/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Slowly into stride, a little keen, soon raced in 7th, travelling smoothly behind horses on inner over 2f out and not much room, kept on same pace from over 1f out
6th
¾
7
(8)
16/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Soon raced in 8th, pushed along over 3f out and headway, kept on same pace from over 1f out op 14/1
7th
sh
8
(9)
69-2
8/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: B M Coen (5)
Soon raced in 12th, pushed along after halfway, switched left and some headway between horses approaching straight, kept on without threatening from over 1f out
8th
1
13
(2)
11/1
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Soon raced in 2nd, effort straight, one pace from over 1f out op 12/1
9th
1 ¾
1
(5)
16/1
T: J G MurphyJ: G F Carroll
Soon raced in 5th, effort and not much room between horses from 2f out, one pace from over 1f out
10th
hd
5
(15)
14/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
A little slow into stride and pushed along briefly, soon raced in 14th, 15th over 3f out, soon switched left towards outer and some headway, kept on same pace without threatening from 2f out
11th
hd
2
(11)
16/1
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Led, a little keen, pressed over 2f out, soon joined, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra op 20/1
12th
4 ¼
16
(14)
48-4
25/1
T: A MullinsJ: N G McCullagh
Soon raced in 6th, effort straight, no extra from over 1f out
13th
1 ¾
17
(6)
58-4
28/1
T: G B CaldwellJ: K J Leonard
Slowly into stride, soon raced in 13th, 11th and pushed along over 3f out, no extra from over 1f out op 33/1
14th
1
10
(4)
14/1
T: J S BolgerJ: R P Cleary
Soon raced in 10th, pushed along over 3f out, no extra from over 1f out
15th
15
12
(7)
14/1
T: L ComerJ: M A Gallagher
Soon raced in 15th, pushed along over 4f out, last over 3f out, no impression over 2f out op 16/1
16th
13
15
(12)
66/1
T: L ComerJ: N M Crosse (5)
Took keen hold, soon raced in 9th, under pressure approaching straight, dropped to 14th over 3f out, no impression over 2f out

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Non-Runners

11
(17)
War Diary44
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 4
T: J J Murphy  J: R C Colgan
Betting

Forecast

Numerian (4/1), Tudor City (4/1), War Diary (13/2), Nickajack Cave (7/1), Saltonstall (8/1), Hamley (8/1), Sky Seven (11/1), One Cool Poet (12/1), Antilles (14/1), Cuban Hope (14/1), Great Grey (14/1), Bold Approach (16/1), Insignia Of Rank (16/1), Massif Central (16/1), Aera (25/1), Acari (28/1), Wee Jim (66/1)

Verdict
NICKAJACK CAVE had a bit too much on his plate in Group 3 company last time, but he was progressing well prior to that, and can get back to winning ways now returned to handicaps. Dangers abound, with Numerian feared most now stepping up to 1¼m after a staying on third over shorter here last time. Jim Bolger's pair, Bold Approach and Cuban Hope are also respected, and the market will help punters choose between them.
  1. Nickajack Cave
  2. Numerian
  3. Bold Approach

Previous Winners

2018
Hamley
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: B M Coen
  |  
T: Peter Fahey
12/1
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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