18:00 Curragh

Friday 13 August 2021

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    Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 2f  |   Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:04  |   Winning time: 2m 9.26s
1st
Horse silk
8
(2)
9/4f
T: J P MurtaghJ: S B Kelly
Mid-division on inner, headway into 4th on inner 2f out, soon switched left and ridden to challenge, improved to lead under 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong op 2/1 tchd 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
¾
11
(6)
16/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, went 4th 1f out, 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home op 20/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
(12)
22/1
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Prominent, took keen hold early, ridden to lead under 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, 3rd inside final furlong, no extra op 33/1
4th
Horse silk
½
13
(10)
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division on outer, ridden and closer in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong tchd 20/1
5th
Horse silk
hd
4
(1)
15/2
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Rear of mid-division, ridden in 9th 3f out, 8th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, never nearer op 13/2 tchd 6/1
6th
Horse silk
½
9
(9)
16/1
T: M HalfordJ: G F Carroll
In rear, ridden in 10th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong op 40/1 tchd 14/1
7th
Horse silk
¾
1
(11)
10/1
T: P TwomeyJ: W J Lee
Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, close 3rd 1f out, no impression final furlong op 8/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
12
(4)
11/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 6th 1f out, no impression op 4/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
6
(7)
17/2
T: N MeadeJ: C D Hayes
Chased leaders, ridden and dropped to 8th 2f out, weakened op 13/2
10th
Horse silk
hd
7
(3)
6/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Always towards rear, never a factor op 8/1
11th
Horse silk
hd
10
(13)
22/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: D McMonagle
Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened op 18/1
12th
Horse silk
34
2
(8)
100/1
T: L ComerJ: S M Crosse
Rear of mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened tchd 80/1 and tchd 125/1

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Non-Runners

5
(5)
Horse silk
Kalapour32
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 4
T: M Halford  J: R P Whelan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.20Pl:€1.30, €4.20, €5.90EX:€50.90Trifecta:€615.50SF:€42.83

Forecasts

Earlswood (9/4), Visualisation (11/2), Leo De Fury (6/1), Innisfree (15/2), Layfayette (17/2), Bolivar (10/1), Reve De Vol (16/1), Oodnadatta (16/1), Bear Story (16/1), Kalapour (16/1), Finans Bay (22/1), O'Reilly (22/1), Broad Street (100/1)

Verdict

An open-looking Group 3 contest with the vote going to LEO DE FURY, who was last of 5 in this a year ago but sets the standard on his peak form and he made a pleasing reappearance last month. Visualisation is feared most, though Innisfree is fascinating returning from a lengthy lay-off.

  1. LEO DE FURY (IRE)
  2. VISUALISATION (IRE)
  3. INNISFREE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Armory
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
13/8

Prize Money

1st: €30,000.002nd: €10,000.003rd: €5,000.004th: €2,500.005th: €1,500.006th: €1,000.00

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