15:15 Curragh

Saturday 26 September 2020

All12:5013:2514:0014:3515:1515:5016:2016:50

Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (Group 2)

Class 1  |   1m  |   Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 1m 45.28s
Weighed In
1st
3
(13)
9/5f
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden in 10th on outer 2f out, stayed on in 5th over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead close home op 15/8 tchd 13/8
2nd
¾
7
(3)
7/1
T: K PrendergastJ: D P McDonogh
Mid-division, progress in 6th 3f out, ridden to dispute 2nd 2f out, led 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed close home op 6/1
3rd
3
10
(4)
11/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S M Crosse
Led, joined after 2f, led over 3f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong tchd 12/1
4th
½
9
(12)
40/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: P B Beggy
Held up, ridden into 7th 2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong op 33/1
5th
2 ¾
8
(1)
14/1
T: G M LyonsJ: G F Carroll
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and disputed 2nd 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong op 12/1 tchd 16/1
6th
2
11
(2)
22/1
T: Donnacha O'BrienJ: G M Ryan
Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace tchd 18/1
7th
nk
12
(7)
29-5
7/1
T: D K WeldJ: O J Orr
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to dispute 2nd 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace
8th
2 ¼
2
(9)
29-5
11/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: E J McNamara
Chased leader, disputed after 2f, ridden in 2nd over 3f out, no extra over 1f out tchd 12/1
9th
½
4
(5)
12/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, soon no extra tchd 14/1
10th
2
5
(8)
40/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out op 33/1
11th
1
1
(11)
9/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: T P Madden
Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out op 5/1 tchd 11/2
12th
5 ½
6
(6)
50/1
T: A OliverJ: W J Lee
Soon held up, ridden towards rear 3f out, soon no extra tchd 80/1
13th
13
13
(10)
29-2
250/1
T: N SlevinJ: R C Colgan
Always towards rear, ridden in rear over 3f out, soon no extra op 150/1

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Betting

Forecast

High Definition (9/5), Ace Aussie (9/2), Monaasib (7/1), Wuqood (7/1), Snapraeterea (11/1), Brazil (11/1), Ides Of August (12/1), Reve De Vol (14/1), Southern Cape (22/1), Sir Lucan (40/1), Jack Duggan (40/1), Lifetime Legend (50/1), Adakaz (250/1)

Verdict

A fascinating renewal of this Group 2 but HIGH DEFINITION looked a colt destined for the top when showing a fine turn of foot to make a winning debut here so is impossible to oppose. Aidan O'Brien is also represented by Brazil in his bid to win this for the 10th year running and he rates the chief threat after coming good in blinkers last time. Wuqood is a good prospect and pick of the rest.

  1. HIGH DEFINITION (IRE)
  2. BRAZIL (IRE)
  3. WUQOOD

Previous Winners

2019
Innisfree
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 2
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: D O'Brien
  |  
T: A P O'Brien
4/6

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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