16:35 Curragh

Sunday 26 September 2021

All13:2514:0014:3015:0015:3516:0516:3517:10

    William Hill Ireland Joe McGrath Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • 3YO plus  |   5f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:38  |   Winning time: 1m 0.61s
1st
Horse silk
10
(16)
10/1
T: L BreenJ: K J Manning
Rear of mid-division early, headway into 7th 2f out, soon ridden, close 5th 1f out, improved to lead last strides, stayed on well, all out op 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
½
1
(13)
13/2
T: J H ScottJ: C T Keane
Disputed lead early, headed after 1f, close 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, disputed lead under 1f out, headed last strides, stayed on well to line
3rd
Horse silk
hd
7
(4)
59-0
7/2f
T: N LupiniJ: G M Ryan
Chased leaders, improved to dispute lead 2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra last strides op 9/2
4th
Horse silk
½
4
(12)
15/2
T: A McGuinnessJ: R P Whelan
In rear, last 2f out, short of room 1 1/2f out, 11th and short of room 1f out, unable to find racing room inside final furlong, stayed on well into 4th last strides, unlucky op 8/1 tchd 13/2 and tchd 9/1
5th
Horse silk
½
5
(6)
12/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: C J MacRedmond (7)
Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, no impression op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
15
(9)
33/1
T: Miss H McLoughlinJ: K J Leonard
Mid-division, headway into 5th and ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong tchd 40/1
7th
Horse silk
nk
3
(15)
49-8
11/2
T: J P MurtaghJ: B M Coen
Towards rear, ridden in moderate 13th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, never a factor op 7/2 tchd 6/1
8th
Horse silk
1
6
(5)
40/1
T: A KinsellaJ: P A Harnett (7)
Disputed lead early, headed after 1f, led at halfway, joined 2f out, soon ridden, headed under 1f out, checked briefly inside final furlong, no impression close home op 50/1
9th
Horse silk
½
16
(7)
66/1
T: Mrs S DawsonJ: R P Cleary
Chased leaders, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression tchd 80/1
10th
Horse silk
¾
12
(2)
22/1
T: T MullinsJ: James J Doyle
Towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression op 18/1
11th
Horse silk
hd
13
(14)
11/1
T: Mrs S DawsonJ: Siobhan Rutledge (7)
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened op 10/1 tchd 12/1
12th
Horse silk
sh
2
(3)
9/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S T McCullagh (5)
Chased leaders on far side, ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, no impression tchd 11/1
13th
Horse silk
¾
14
(11)
14/1
T: R K WatsonJ: A J Slattery
Mid-division, ridden in 12th 2f out, weakened op 22/1 tchd 25/1
14th
Horse silk
3 ½
9
(8)
12/1
T: J FeaneJ: G P Halpin
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened op 11/1 tchd 16/1
15th
Horse silk
8
17
(17)
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: J A Powell (7)
Disputed lead early, led after 1f, headed at halfway, soon ridden and weakened op 25/1

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Non-Runners

11
(10)
Horse silk
Rough Diamond14
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 4
T: E Lynam  J: C D Hayes
NR
8
(1)
Horse silk
Jon Riggens14
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: E Lynam  J: S M Crosse
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€6.10Pl:€1.30, €3.50, €1.40EX:€83.40Trifecta:€727.40Tricast:€288.19SF:€73.76

Forecasts

Arnhem (7/2), Riot (11/2), Strong Johnson (13/2), Laugh A Minute (15/2), Provocateuse (9/1), That's Mad (10/1), Pretty Boy Floyd (11/1), Dream Today (12/1), Art Of Unity (12/1), Jon Riggens (12/1), Iva Batt (14/1), Rough Diamond (20/1), Not Now Zeb (22/1), Chocquinto (33/1), Rosie Bassett (33/1), Mi Esperanza (40/1), Diamond Eyes (66/1)

Verdict

THAT'S MAD was a good winner at Bellewstown last month and remains of interest up only 2 lb. There wasn't much between Art of Unity and Arnhem when first and second at Navan 3 weeks ago and they head the dangers.

  1. THAT'S MAD
  2. ART OF UNITY
  3. ARNHEM (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
A Step Too Far
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
11/2

Prize Money

1st: €24,000.002nd: €8,000.003rd: €4,000.004th: €2,000.005th: €1,200.006th: €800.00

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