17:07 Curragh

Saturday 25 March 2023

All13:4014:1514:5015:2515:5716:3217:0717:37

Westgrove Hotel Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   1m  |   Soft to Heavy (Heavy in places)  |   19 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:07  |   Winning time: 1m 53.06s
1st
Horse silk
1
(4)
510-2
15/2
T: C D TimmonsJ: Adam Caffrey (7)
Mid-division, headway into 2nd travelling well 2f out, led and pushed along 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under hands and heels final furlong op 6/1
2nd
Horse silk
¾
15
(10)
28/1
T: J S BolgerJ: R P Cleary
Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along 2f out, progress into 5th and ridden 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on without reaching winner close home op 22/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
17
(15)
14/1
T: M HassettJ: M W Hassett (10)
Rear of mid-division, headway into 4th and pushed along 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 16/1
4th
Horse silk
sh
21
(13)
16/1
T: A MurrayJ: K Stott
Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, 3rd and no impression on winner 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
2
(7)
7/2
T: G ScottJ: W J Lee
Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1f out, soon no impression on winner, 5th and no extra close home op 4/1 tchd 10/3
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
10
(20)
33/1
T: T G McCourtJ: J J G Ryan (7)
Mid-division, ridden in 12th 2f out, 10th 1f out, kept on one pace op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
sh
19
(2)
16/1
T: D KinsellaJ: N G McCullagh
Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression
8th
Horse silk
sh
6
(22)
28/1
T: A McCannJ: S R Markey (10)
Mid-division on stand's side, ridden 2f out, 12th 1f out, kept on without threatening op 40/1
9th
Horse silk
sh
13
(17)
10/3f
T: C ByrnesJ: G P Halpin
Mid-division, pulled hard, dropped to rear of mid-division at halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression op 18/5 tchd 4/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ½
14
(3)
15/2
T: P J RothwellJ: C T Keane
Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th under 2f out, weakened final furlong op 17/2
11th
Horse silk
1
16
(21)
25/1
T: L ComerJ: J Cleary (7)
Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon weakened
12th
Horse silk
1 ¼
20
(16)
50/1
T: A SlatteryJ: C Horgan (7)
Towards rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor op 66/1
13th
Horse silk
hd
8
(8)
25/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery
In rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor op 22/1
14th
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
(1)
22/1
T: H De BromheadJ: W M Lordan
Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened op 16/1
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
12
(12)
14/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: L F Roche
Rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression op 12/1
16th
Horse silk
hd
7
(18)
18/1
T: L ComerJ: O McSweeney (5)
Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened op 14/1
17th
Horse silk
nk
5
(5)
28/1
T: W McCreeryJ: N M Crosse
Dwelt, always towards rear, never a factor op 25/1
18th
Horse silk
¾
9
(19)
12/1
T: Jamie FlynnJ: C J MacRedmond (5)
Led, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened op 11/1 tchd 14/1
19th
Horse silk
4 ½
4
(6)
28/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: S B Kelly
Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened op 22/1

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Non-Runners

22
(11)
Horse silk
Eloquent Arthur154
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 5
T: D Hogan  J: Reserve 3
NR
11
(9)
Horse silk
Try Hard1
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 5
T: L Comer  J: C D Hayes
NR
18
(14)
Horse silk
Srowland Jack9
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 6
T: A Sexton  J: S D Bowen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€10.70Pl:€2.40, €4.40, €3.70, €4.40EX:€378.70Trifecta:€6,364.90Tricast:€3,019.77SF:€223.32

Forecasts

Cliffs Of Freedom (10/3), Starting Monday (7/2), Razdan (15/2), Lofoten (15/2), Eloquent Arthur (10/1), Storm Eric (12/1), Magic Charm (14/1), Tall Story (14/1), Superior Force (16/1), Wayne R Walker (16/1), Chilean (18/1), Try Hard (20/1), Tourgar Raude (22/1), Search For Thestar (25/1), Khafaaq (25/1), Purple Gown (28/1), Muhalhel (28/1), Morning Approach (28/1), Chavajod (28/1), Rampage (33/1), Dark Note (50/1), Srowland Jack (50/1)

Verdict

Assuming that he is fully tuned-up following a 5-month break, STARTING MONDAY could be the answer to this open-looking handicap. He was a good second off 1 lb higher mark at Killarney in October and a reproduction of that effort would give him every chance. Wayne R Walker is also appealing and he is next on the list ahead of Storm Eric, who has been knocking on the door of late, while Muhalhel is also worth a second look.

  1. STARTING MONDAY (IRE)
  2. WAYNE R WALKER
  3. STORM ERIC (IRE)

Previous Winners

2022
Massaman
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 4
20/1

Prize Money

1st: €9,000.002nd: €3,000.003rd: €1,500.004th: €750.005th: €450.006th: €299.00

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