16:25 Curragh

Tuesday 22 October 2019

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Thank You For Your Support In 2019 Curragh Handicap (45-65) (Div 1)

7f  |   Soft (Soft To Heavy in Places)  |   21 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:29  |   Winning time: 1m 32.01s
Weighed In
1st
3
(7)
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: G F Carroll
Mid-division early, waited with, pushed along and headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to lead inside final 50yds op 12/1
2nd
hd
8
(20)
3/1f
T: M A CahillJ: M P Sheehy (7)
Soon chased leaders, 6th 3f out, progress to challenge 1f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on well, headed inside final 50yds op 5/1
3rd
3 ½
22
(10)
40/1
T: T DoyleJ: M A Gallagher
A little keen, soon led, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon dropped to 3rd and one pace op 50/1
4th
4 ¼
4
(22)
8/1
T: A A HowardJ: C D Hayes
A little slow into stride, towards rear, 16th 3f out, soon headway travelling smoothly, pushed along to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening
5th
hd
10
(17)
49-1
20/1
T: Denis HoganJ: J M Sheridan (7)
Towards rear, still travelling smoothly and some headway from 3f out, ridden and kept on well without threatening inside final furlong
6th
2 ¾
14
(3)
9/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: L F Roche
Waited with, 15th 3f out, headway and effort from under 2f out, one pace from over 1f out
7th
½
6
(12)
20/1
T: Richard O'BrienJ: K J Manning
Soon chased leaders, 5th 3f out, soon switched right, one pace from over 1f out
8th
sh
18
(15)
66/1
T: G T LynchJ: R P Cleary
A little slow into stride, mid-division early, 14th 3f out, kept on same pace without threatening from over 1f out
9th
1 ¼
1
(19)
5/1
T: D K WeldJ: D A McCormack (5)
Mid-division early, 8th 3f out, one pace from over 1f out op 9/2 tchd 11/2
10th
1 ¼
19
(14)
33/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: C G O'Dwyer (10)
Soon tracked leaders, 2nd 3f out, no extra from over 1f out tchd 40/1
11th
hd
9
(16)
20/1
T: T J O'MaraJ: T P Madden (3)
Took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, 3rd 3f out, no extra from over 1f out
12th
2
2
(5)
9/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery (5)
Led early, chased leaders, 10th 3f out, soon headway and effort, no extra from over 1f out op 10/1 tchd 8/1
13th
sh
16
(11)
33/1
T: T G McCourtJ: Karen Kenny (7)
Mid-division early, 9th 3f out, no extra from over 1f out
14th
nk
7
(21)
16/1
T: W RossJ: J A Heffernan
Loaded without rider, mid-divison early, 11th 3f out, no extra from over 1f out op 33/1
15th
nk
15
(18)
28/1
T: G DonnellyJ: N G McCullagh
Mid-division early, 13th 3f out, soon not much room and one pace op 33/1
16th
nk
17
(6)
20/1
T: P J F MurphyJ: K J Leonard
Mid-division early, 12th 3f out, soon headway and effort, no extra from over 1f out tchd 25/1
17th
8 ½
20
(4)
25/1
T: T ClearyJ: A C Persse (7)
Dwelt and pushed along briefly, towards rear, pushed along again before hafway, soon no danger op 33/1
18th
2 ½
21
(8)
12/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: C P Hoban
Close up, pushed along before halfway, dropped to 7th 3f out, soon no extra
19th
7 ½
5
(13)
8/1
T: Denis HoganJ: James J Doyle
Soon tracked leaders, 4th 3f out, soon pushed along and no extra from over 1f out
20th
1 ¼
12
(1)
68-11
25/1
T: P W FlynnJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Very slowly into stride, towards rear, 17th 3f out, soon no danger op 20/1
21st
6 ½
13
(2)
33/1
T: T DoyleJ: Emma Louise Doyle (10)
Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along before halfway, soon no danger op 25/1

Non-Runners

11
(9)
Comhghairdeas4
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 5
T: A Slattery  J: P A Harnett
Betting

Forecast

Miracles In May (3/1), Scorpion Black (5/1), Lily Lily Rose (8/1), Rudisha (8/1), Crafty Hugo (9/1), Eacharn (9/1), Countess Matilda (12/1), Comhghairdeas (12/1), Yafordadoe (14/1), Everyhouronthehour (16/1), Sharg (20/1), Undeniable Fact (20/1), Procurator (20/1), Mr Whoppit (20/1), Talk Now (25/1), Sahreej (25/1), Harry Speed (28/1), Raise The Tempo (33/1), Mimic's Memory (33/1), Caronda (33/1), One For Della (40/1), Paddytheirishman (66/1)

Verdict
The Dermot Weld-trained SCORPION BLACK is in a good run of form right now winning two of his last four starts. The Shamardal has shown a liking for the current conditions and can defy a 3lb rise in the weights to see of the attentions of his closest rivals Miracles In May who finished fourth of 24 beaten 5L on soft ground at this venue last month and the Denis Hogan-trained, Rudisha, second of 16 over a similar trip at Gowran Park on heavy ground earlier this month. Improved efforts from Procurator and Talk Now would not surprise.
  1. Scorpion Black
  2. Miracles In May
  3. Rudisha
Prize Money
1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00

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