16:15 Curragh

Sunday 28 June 2020

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:1516:4517:1517:45

Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 2)

Class 1  |   6f  |   Yielding  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:17  |   Winning time: 1m 11.22s
Weighed In
1st
7
(5)
10/3
T: J P O'BrienJ: S M Crosse
Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead travelling well under 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, all out close home op 7/2
2nd
hd
8
(7)
6/1
T: A FogartyJ: W J Lee
Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, disputed 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, strongly pressed winner to line op 11/2
3rd
hd
2
(2)
7/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
In rear, early, headway into mid-division at halfway, 5th 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, disputed 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well, dropped to 3rd at line tchd 13/2
4th
1 ¼
6
(9)
25/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
In rear, headway into 6th and ridden 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace
5th
¾
4
(4)
22/1
T: J G MurphyJ: G F Carroll
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, no impression op 20/1
6th
1 ¼
5
(6)
11/8f
T: Denis HoganJ: James J Doyle
Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, 6th 1f out, no impression
7th
1
9
(8)
8/1
T: K A RyanJ: D P McDonogh
Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened op 15/2 tchd 9/1
8th
¾
3
(3)
25/1
T: Richard O'BrienJ: R P Whelan
Always towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression op 28/1
9th
11
1
(1)
150/1
T: L ComerJ: R P Cleary
Rear of mid-division, ridden at halfway, weakened

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Betting

Forecast

Make A Challenge (11/8), Speak In Colours (10/3), Forever In Dreams (6/1), Buffer Zone (7/1), Queen Jo Jo (8/1), Gustavus Weston (22/1), Smash Williams (25/1), Chessman (25/1), All The King's Men (150/1)

Verdict
A below-par looking renewal of this contest in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks an optimum opportunity for MAKE A CHALLENGE to strike at this level for the first time. One of the finds of the season last term, the five-year-old looked like there was even more to come when oozing class at Naas last time out, which sees him have the significant measure of his rivals. Plenty could be within a shout of claiming minor honours, but Speak In Colours tends to consistently run up to his level compared to some and has been close to landing Group 1's as recently as last week. The likes of Buffer Zone and Queen Jo Jo also have progressive profiles but face their toughest task to date yet.
  1. Make A Challenge
  2. Speak In Colours
  3. Buffer Zone

Previous Winners

2019
Mr Lupton
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: J P Spencer
  |  
T: R A Fahey
5/1
Prize Money
1st: €48,000.002nd: €16,000.003rd: €8,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,400.006th: €1,600.00

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