19:15 Curragh

Friday 10 July 2020

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Sky Bet Midsummer Sprint Stakes (Listed)

Class 1  |   5f 110y  |   Yielding  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:15  |   Winning time: 1m 7.22s
Weighed In
1st
1
(8)
5/2
T: Denis HoganJ: James J Doyle
Led, pushed along over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, stayed on well to regain lead close home op 2/1
2nd
nk
5
(4)
7/2
T: J P MurtaghJ: B M Coen
Prominent, pushed along under 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed and kept on without matching winner close home op 4/1
3rd
1 ½
2
(2)
6/4f
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Prominent, pushed along to challenge over 1 1/2f out, kept on without matching front pair inside final furlong op 15/8
4th
4 ½
9
(6)
28/1
T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes
Impeded start, in rear, closed from halfway, pushed along under 2f out to chase leaders, no extra and one pace from over 1f out op 20/1
5th
nk
7
(9)
18/1
T: A FogartyJ: S M Crosse
Prominent, pushed along over 1 1/2f out, no extra and one pace from over 1f out op 16/1
6th
2 ½
8
(3)
16/1
T: J A StackJ: W M Lordan
Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, no extra and one pace from over 1f out tchd 14/1 and tchd 25/1
7th
1 ¼
6
(7)
50/1
T: M C GrassickJ: R C Colgan
Bumped soon after start, chased leaders, pushed along from 2f out, soon one pace op 40/1 tchd 33/1
8th
72
3
(5)
12/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Went left and bumped with rival start, chased leaders, pushed along from halfway, dropped to last from over 2f out, weakened and virtually pulled up op 9/1

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Non-Runners

4
(1)
Son Of Rest468
Weight: 9-9|  Age: 6
T: J A Stack  J: C D Maxwell
Betting

Forecast

Buffer Zone (6/4), Make A Challenge (5/2), Urban Beat (7/2), Son Of Rest (5/1), Flash Gordon (12/1), Woody Creek (16/1), Wheels On Fire (18/1), Piece of Paradise (28/1), Verhoyen (50/1)

Verdict
Some previous rivals mixed together with form and useful handicappers clash in this race, and the improving BUFFER ZONE may be able to land his first blow in Listed company. The five-year-old hasn't really been tested at this trip before, but his half-length defeat behind a good yardstick in a Group 2 at this venue last time sets the form standard and he may have more progression left in him. Make A Challenge was all the rage in that race but disappointed in that and one is concerned his improvement may have plateaued, while the likes of Urban Beat and Son Of Rest are top and consistent handicappers on their day who usually just fall short in this company.
  1. Buffer Zone
  2. Make A Challenge
  3. Urban Beat

Previous Winners

2019
El Astronaute
Weight: 9-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Jason Hart
  |  
T: J J Quinn
11/4
Prize Money
1st: €22,500.002nd: €7,500.003rd: €3,750.004th: €1,875.005th: €1,125.006th: €750.00

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