18:15 Curragh

Saturday 13 June 2020

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

1m 4f  |   Good to Firm  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 18:16  |   Winning time: 2m 35.56s
Weighed In
1st
7
(8)
14/1
T: Mark FaheyJ: G M Ryan (5)
Held up towards rear, headway between horses under 2f out and 4th 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home op 20/1
2nd
nk
15
(11)
11/1
T: Shane CrawleyJ: N G McCullagh
Mid-division, headway between horses 2f out and pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home op 17/2
3rd
2 ¾
4
(19)
14/1
T: K J CondonJ: W J Lee
Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along and switched left early straight, ridden and headway on outer to go 2nd 1f out, 3rd and no impression final 100 yards op 16/1
4th
nk
11
(10)
50/1
T: Denis HoganJ: J M Sheridan (7)
Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, ridden over 2f out and headway to challenge briefly over 1f out, 4th and kept on one pace final 150 yards
5th
2
13
(21)
22/1
T: Michael MulvanyJ: G F Carroll
Mid-division on outer, ridden and headway on outer under 2f out, 5th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong op 25/1 tchd 20/1 and tchd 28/1
6th
1
16
(12)
7/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, pushed along entering straight and ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace op 9/2
7th
nk
18
(3)
68-8
14/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: S P Davis
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 11/1
8th
¾
1
(13)
410-0
10/3f
T: J P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and not clear run under 2f out, 12th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 3/1 tchd 11/4
9th
1 ¼
3
(20)
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Towards rear and pushed along early, soon headway into mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, pushed along entering straight, ridden 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace op 12/1
10th
½
9
(4)
33/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: L F Roche
Tracked leaders, mid-division on inner halfway, some headway entering straight, soon pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra final furlong
11th
1 ¼
20
(17)
18/1
T: A J MartinJ: A J Slattery (5)
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out and soon no impression, no extra from over 1f out
12th
½
19
(6)
20/1
T: N MeadeJ: C D Hayes
Held up in rear of mid-division, pushed along early straight and no impression under 2f out, no extra, eased inside final furlong op 25/1
13th
hd
2
(16)
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Sheehy (7)
Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression early straight, kept on one pace tchd 28/1
14th
nse
8
(2)
49-0
11/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: C T Keane
Led or disputed lead, ridden 2f out and headed over 1f out, soon no extra op 10/1 tchd 9/1
15th
5 ½
6
(18)
20/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Pushed along early and always towards rear, no extra under 3f out and eased inside final furlong, never a factor op 12/1
16th
8
10
(9)
33/1
T: Ms Sheila LaveryJ: R C Colgan
Tracked leaders, 5th and pushed along entering straight, soon lost place and no extra 2f out, eased final furlong op 50/1 tchd 80/1
17th
4 ¾
5
(14)
22/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: C G O'Dwyer (10)
Led early, remained prominent, pushed along and lost place on outer approaching straight, soon no extra and weakened op 20/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

17
(5)
Tudor City246
Weight: 8-9|  Age: 8
T: A J Martin  J: K J Leonard
21
(1)
Guinevere141
Weight: 8-6|  Age: 4
T: R P Cody  J: Reserve 3
14
(7)
War Diary316
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 5
T: M Halford  J: R P Whelan
12
(15)
Melburnian231
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 5
T: A J Martin  J: J A Heffernan
Betting

Forecast

Verimli (10/3), Lynwood Gold (7/2), War Diary (11/2), Melburnian (6/1), Tartlette (11/1), Lariat (11/1), Edification (14/1), Kasperenko (14/1), Shamad (14/1), King's Vow (14/1), The Mouse Doctor (18/1), Sheisdiesel (20/1), Mother Vincent (20/1), Latoyah Of North (22/1), Jon Ess (22/1), Arthurian Fame (25/1), Tudor City (25/1), Guinevere (25/1), Machine Learner (33/1), Magnetic North (33/1), Major Reward (50/1)

Verdict
Joseph O'Brien has the top three on the racecard and each is interesting. King's Vow will need a proper stamina test down in distance, while any money for smart-looking French import Verimli would be notable. There's a plethora of dangers lurking down the weights and perhaps lightly-raced C&D winner WAR DIARY will make further strides forward having joined the Mick Halford team. He's got plenty scope for better and gets a tentative vote. Melburnian ended last season on the up and commands respect while the likes of Major Reward and Lariat are very much worth watching starting for new connections.
  1. War Diary
  2. Verimli
  3. Lariat

Previous Winners

2019
War Diary
Weight: 8-8  |Age: 4
Weight: 8-8  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: N G McCullagh
  |  
T: J J Murphy
6/1
Prize Money
1st: €27,000.002nd: €9,000.003rd: €4,501.004th: €2,250.005th: €1,350.006th: €900.00

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