19:00 Curragh

Friday 26 May 2023

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Spar Shop At The Curragh Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   7f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:03  |   Winning time: 1m 25.29s
1st
Horse silk
7
(8)
11/2
T: M C GrassickJ: W J Lee
Broke well, made all, ridden and 2-length advantage 2f out, asserted over 1f out, kept on well final furlong tchd 13/2
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
4
(15)
25/1
T: K J CondonJ: N G McCullagh
Mid-division on outer, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, no impression on leader, kept on same pace final furlong, just held 2nd at line op 16/1
3rd
Horse silk
nse
15
(13)
10/1
T: E & P HartyJ: L F Roche
Held up towards rear, ridden and switched left 1 1/2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, just denied for 2nd op 12/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
16
(5)
11/1
T: D MarnaneJ: J A Powell (5)
Held up towards rear, ridden in rear over 2f out, stayed on on outer 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
10
(14)
33/1
T: Eoghan O'NeillJ: D P McDonogh
Tracked leaders, pushed along in 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out op 25/1
6th
Horse silk
nse
2
(9)
25/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: Adam Caffrey (7)
Held up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong op 18/1 tchd 28/1
7th
Horse silk
sh
9
(1)
28/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: R P Whelan
Held up towards rear, not clear run and hampered 1 1/2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong tchd 25/1
8th
Horse silk
sh
12
(12)
4/1f
T: D K WeldJ: C D Hayes
Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace op 13/2
9th
Horse silk
¾
13
(6)
10/1
T: S LaveryJ: R C Colgan
Held up, slighty hampered under 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 11/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ¼
11
(10)
20/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: C J MacRedmond (5)
Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 2f out op 28/1
11th
Horse silk
½
14
(11)
8/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery
Mid-division best, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out op 15/2
12th
Horse silk
4 ¾
8
(2)
8/1
T: N MeadeJ: C T Keane
Held up, ridden and no impression 2f out op 15/2
13th
Horse silk
hd
6
(16)
20/1
T: D HoganJ: S D Bowen (7)
Settled behind leaders early, closer in 5th halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong tchd 18/1
14th
Horse silk
½
17
(4)
33/1
T: G HassettJ: M P Sheehy
Settled behind leaders on rail, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra and short of room on rail 1 1/2f out, soon weakened op 25/1 tchd 20/1
15th
Horse silk
nk
1
(7)
510-0
6/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: C Stone-Walsh (7)
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out op 11/2 tchd 13/2
16th
Horse silk
1 ¼
3
(17)
10/1
T: W T FarrellJ: Neve Bennett (7)
Tracked leaders, ran freely early, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, drifted right over 1 1/2f out, no extra 1f out, weakened op 17/2
17th
Horse silk
17
5
(3)
66/1
T: P T FoleyJ: L T McAteer (3)
Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 1/2f out, weakened op 40/1 tchd 33/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€7.30Pl:€2.40, €4.00, €2.50, €3.10EX:€199.60Trifecta:€1,325.00Tricast:€1,448.89SF:€152.23

Forecasts

Touching Clouds (4/1), Verhoyen (11/2), Miramis (6/1), Bells On Her Toes (8/1), Might And Mercy (8/1), Midnight Fire (10/1), Toriangel (10/1), She's In The Game (10/1), Jered Maddox (11/1), Hightimeyouwon (20/1), Big Baby Bull (20/1), Ice Cold In Alex (25/1), Exquisite Acclaim (25/1), Half Nutz (28/1), No Niki No (33/1), Maid To Shine (33/1), Shanghai Dragon (66/1)

Verdict

TOUCHING CLOUDS beat a subsequent winner when winning her maiden at Gowran last summer and she surely has more to offer now handicapping given her pedigree/connections. She's In The Game enhanced her excellent strike rate for this rider at Dundalk in March so must be respected along with Midnight Fire, who wasn't seen to best effect here last time.

  1. TOUCHING CLOUDS (USA)
  2. SHE'S IN THE GAME (IRE)
  3. MIDNIGHT FIRE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2022
Verhoyen
Weight: 9-9  |Age: 7
17/2

Prize Money

1st: €11,999.002nd: €4,000.003rd: €2,000.004th: €1,000.005th: €600.006th: €400.00

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