Curragh

  • 15:20 War Horse At The Curragh Raceday Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 48.38s
  • Off time: 15:21:40
15:20 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thomas Edison (IRE) 7/2
2nd Little Rocky 20/1
3rd Taglietelle 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 341218/ YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Little Rocky 77
6 10-0 D T Hughes D E Mullins 92 20/121.00
2 (1) 6/6350-3 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
5 9-10 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 88 11/43.75
3 (4) 632481- ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Waver (IRE) 170
4 9-9 A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 88 25/126.00
4 (8) 6/69610- Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Placere (IRE) 172
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-8 R Brabazon F Lynch 86 16/117.00
5 (3) 223531/ Emerald green, white braces, white armlet, emerald green cap Bank Bonus 102
5 9-7 h E Griffin C D Hayes 85 33/134.00
6 (11) 10399-3 BLUE, gold spots, blue cap Polished Rock (IRE) 23
Course Winner
4 9-5 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 84 8/19.00
7 (12) 35761-7 Royal blue & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Asgardella (IRE) 21
4 9-3 W McCreery W M Lordan 82 7/18.00
8 (7) 8560/14- Dark green, white star, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark green star Dysios (IRE) 78
6 9-1 D Cullen J P O'Brien 79 12/113.00
9 (10) 616740- Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Taglietelle 21
Distance Winner
5 9-1 G Elliott D P McDonogh 79 7/24.50
10 (6) 227- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thomas Edison (IRE) 30
7 8-12 t A J Martin F M Berry 76 7/24.50
11 (9) 0/208-04 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 11
12 8-8 vt O McKiernan L F Roche (3) 72 50/151.00
12 (5) 46002/8 Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap King Of Queens (IRE) 8
9 8-4 J Leavy T P Madden (7) 68 50/151.00

Verdict

Truthwillsetufree looked like landing some decent bets when striking the front over a furlong out at Leopardstown but found the 1m6f just too far. That was a good run and he should be in the shake-up. Waver is consistent and gained due reward when scoring comfortably at Dundalk in October but Placere has ben hit hard by the assessor for her victory here in September. Thomas Edison's last two runs have been at Cheltenham and he's had little experience on the Flat so it's TAGLIETELLE who gets the nod. Gordon Elliott's charge won a handicap at Newmarket for Andrew Balding last summer and provided new connections with their first prize money when he came home a very easy winner over hurdles at Downpatrick last month.