15:15 Curragh

Sunday 13 October 2019

All13:3514:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:35

Waterford Testimonial Stakes (Listed)

Class 1  |   6f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:16  |   Winning time: 1m 16.7s
Weighed In
1st
4
(1)
9/4j
T: Denis HoganJ: James J Doyle
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to press leader 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, quickened clear inside final furlong, drifted right close home op 7/4
2nd
4 ½
3
(3)
9/4j
T: W McCreeryJ: W J Lee
Led, ridden and pressed 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 3/1
3rd
1 ½
2
(4)
4/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: S Foley
Held up behind leaders, 6th halfway, progress in 4th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 5/1
4th
2 ¾
7
(8)
14/1
T: B SmartJ: D P McDonogh
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace
5th
1 ½
1
(2)
5/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace tchd 9/2
6th
sh
8
(10)
14/1
T: T CollinsJ: R P Whelan
Slowly into stride and rear, ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace op 16/1
7th
5
6
(9)
25/1
T: T HoganJ: C T Keane
Held up, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong
8th
3 ½
10
(7)
66/1
T: T G McCourtJ: R C Colgan
Prominent, close 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened over 1f out

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Non-Runners

5
(5)
All The King's Men16
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: A P O'Brien  J: D O'Brien
9
(6)
Romantic Proposal12
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: E Lynam  J: W M Lordan
Betting

Forecast

Make A Challenge (9/4), Downforce (9/4), Urban Beat (4/1), Flight Risk (5/1), Fairy Falcon (14/1), Independent Missy (14/1), All The King's Men (14/1), Romantic Proposal (16/1), Rhydwyn (25/1), Zodiacus (66/1)

Verdict
The Fast Company gelding DOWNFORCE would not have to improve much on his second of seven beaten 1¼L in the Group 3 Renaissance stakes over C&D last month to land the spoils going down a level in this contest. Nearest dangers should come in the shape of 110-rated Flight Risk, a winner on his most recent start in a Listed contest at Cork in the middle of last month and the Denis Hogan-trained, Make A Challenge C&D winner in August. It would be folly to dismiss the Aidan O'Brien-trained All The King's Men and British raider Fairy Falcon while Romantic Proposal, given the record of the yard in this contest should be respected.
  1. Downforce
  2. Flight Risk
  3. All The King's Men

Previous Winners

2018
Medicine Jack
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: C T Keane
  |  
T: G M Lyons
16/1
Prize Money
1st: €27,000.002nd: €9,000.003rd: €4,500.004th: €2,250.005th: €1,350.006th: €900.00

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