Curragh

  • 16:50 Irish Field Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,160 3rd €945 4th €540
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 53.29s
  • Off time: 16:55:16
16:50 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tantalising (IRE) 4/1
2nd Fantasy King 10/1
3rd Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 11437-5 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 9-12 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 89 5/16.00
2 (4) 4225- Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 71
8 9-5 J E Kiely P J Smullen 81 4/15.00
3 (7) 140780- YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 135
Distance Winner
9 9-3 pt A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 79 12/113.00
4 (1) 220612/ MAUVE Fantasy King 478
7 9-2 t C O'Brien F M Berry 78 10/111.00
5 (6) 332549- DARK BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, dark blue sleeves, light green cap Tantalising (IRE) 154
Distance Winner
5 9-1 p P J Prendergast R P Whelan (3) 77 4/15.00
6 (10) 2008/27- ROYAL BLUE & PINK CHEVRONS, pink sleeves, blue cap Asiya (IRE) 259
Distance Winner
7 9-0 N Cassidy L F Roche (3) 76 10/111.00
8 (9) 431773- Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Something Graceful 114
4 8-10 J S Bolger K J Manning 73 4/15.00
9 (2) 6152/08- Royal blue, white diamond, quartered cap Chill (IRE) 191
5 8-6 D T Hughes N G McCullagh 68 13/27.50
10 (3) 55/205 PURPLE, white hollow box, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Lions Charge (USA) 65
6 8-6 p1 C Wilkinson B A Curtis 68 16/117.00
Non runners
7 (5)221/950-Captainofthefleet (IRE)68-11E O'ConnellF Lynch73

Verdict

Beach Of Falesa didn't run as a juvenile but won two handicaps last season. He reappeared in a Group 3 here last month and that should have put him straight. Saint Gervais is better known as a winning bumper and hurdler but has some decent form on the Flat, though some punters may wish to take a chance on the fitness of Fantasy King. Charles O'Brien's charge has had very little racing for his age but doesn't seem to take too much getting ready and his overall form is strong, though mainly at further. SOMETHING GRACEFUL has only won once and rarely runs over this far but she looks well enough handicapped and, with conditions in her favour, is handed the vote.