15:45 Curragh

Saturday 26 June 2021

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  • Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1)
  • 3YO only  |   Class 1  |   1m 4f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:45  |   Winning time: 2m 33.85s
1st
Horse silk
5
(3)
4/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Prominent early, chased leaders after 1f, settled mid-division after 3f, ridden 3f out, stayed on into 4th 2f out, soon drifted right, 2nd 1 1/2f out, closed on leader inside final furlong, led close home op 9/2 tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
nk
6
(8)
11/2
T: M MeadeJ: L Dettori
Led and disputed, headed after 2f and chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden to assert over 2f out, 3-length advantage over 1f out, reduced advantage inside final furlong, headed close home op 6/1 tchd 5/1
3rd
Horse silk
7
11
(11)
11/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Mid-division early, chased leaders after 3f, niggled along in 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure and hampered under 2f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leaders op 12/1 tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
2
(9)
28/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: B M Coen
Held up, progress under 3f out, ridden to close and drifted right 2f out, soon stumbled, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
½
9
(4)
12/1
T: R HannonJ: R G Ryan
Settled mid-division, ridden to close 2f out, soon hampered and not clear run, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
½
7
(7)
10/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 3f out, no impression on leader 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong op 9/1 tchd 12/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¾
1
(2)
40/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: E J McNamara
Soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, bumped 2f out, no extra over 1f out tchd 50/1
8th
Horse silk
3 ¾
10
(5)
7/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: C T Keane
Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out op 17/2
9th
Horse silk
½
3
(6)
50/1
T: Donnacha O'BrienJ: G M Ryan
Chased leaders briefly, soon held up, ridden and no impression 3f out, no extra 2f out
10th
Horse silk
12
4
(10)
9/4f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Always towards rear, ridden 4f out, no impression 3f out, no extra over 2f out, eased final furlong op 2/1
11th
Horse silk
12
8
(1)
300/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: M C Hussey
Driven along and soon disputed, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon no extra and weakened op 150/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.50Pl:€1.50, €2.00, €3.30EX:€27.30Trifecta:€185.10Tricast:€218.63SF:€24.40

Forecasts

High Definition (9/4), Hurricane Lane (4/1), Lone Eagle (11/2), Van Gogh (7/1), Mac Swiney (10/1), Wordsworth (11/1), Mojo Star (12/1), Earlswood (28/1), Arturo Toscanini (40/1), Fernando Vichi (50/1), Matchless (300/1)

Verdict

HIGH DEFINITION looked a colt of rare promise when going unbeaten in 2020 and can confirm himself a top-class colt now he gets the chance to tackle 1m4f and give Aidan O'Brien a fourth win in the past five runnings. Hurricane Lane didn't look at ease at Epsom yet still finished third to stable-companion Adayar so is sure to be on the premises, with Mac Swiney and Van Gogh right in the mix too.

  1. HIGH DEFINITION (IRE)
  2. HURRICANE LANE (IRE)
  3. MAC SWINEY (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Santiago
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 3
2/1

Prize Money

1st: €580,000.002nd: €200,000.003rd: €100,000.004th: €50,000.005th: €30,000.006th: €20,000.007th: €10,000.00

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