Curragh

  • 15:30 Stephen Quirke Memorial Apprentice Handicap1m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good (Straight: Good, Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.41s
  • Off time: 15:31:37
15:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sretaw (IRE) 9/2
2nd Iron Major (IRE) 10/1
3rd Fulminata (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 807317 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Maude Adams (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-1 K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (2) 86 14/115.00
2 (7) 525631 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-12 p E Lynam R Dawson 83 10/111.00
3 (16) 000037 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Back Burner (IRE) 21
5 9-11 E Lynam R P Downey (4) 82 10/111.00
4 (12) 6-62311 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Fulminata (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
3 9-9 pt J S Bolger K K Hennessy (2) 83 9/25.50
5 (8) 136324 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Waver (IRE) 21
3 9-9 b1 A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (2) 83 6/17.00
6 (3) 15-08 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Korbous (IRE) 13
4 9-5 R Brabazon L P Dempsey 76 8/19.00
8 (18) 410-066 PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Alsium (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-3 P D Deegan B P Dawson (7) 74 16/117.00
9 (15) 661418 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Flawless Filly (IRE) 34
3 9-3 h P D Deegan P K Donovan (4) 77 14/115.00
10 (5) 212-120 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Progenitor (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
3 9-2 pt Denis Hogan G P Brouder (4) 76 16/117.00
11 (2) 042003 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Susiescot (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-2 W McCreery T P Madden (7) 73 8/19.00
12 (13) 639001 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Kentra (FR) 20
3 9-0 J F Levins R Coakley 74 16/117.00
13 (10) 335066 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Granny On Fire (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
3 8-13 Michael Mulvany C J Elliott (2) 73 14/115.00
14 (6) 321196 RED, black stars, red sleeves, black cap Three Bells (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
4 8-12 t P Downey G J Phillips 69 20/121.00
15 (9) 68-46 LIGHT GREEN, yellow sash & armlet, check cap Irish Spirit (IRE) 9
3 8-10 P J Flynn I T Queally (4) 70 12/113.00
18 (1) 097613 Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap Sretaw (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
4 8-4 b G P Cromwell D M Melia (7) 55 9/25.50
Non runners
7 (17)014978Measured Approval (IRE)59-4P J FlynnD Robinson75
16 (14)684006Gold Falcon (IRE)48-4A McGuinness60
17 (11)3220-08Fast On (IRE)48-4S Fahey56

Verdict

Kentra gained her first success since arriving from France when landing a Tipperary claimer and is on a decent mark as is Susiescot, who is 2lb lower than her last winning mark on this track last August. She could do with plenty more rain while it was heavy ground when Fulminata won at Listowel last month, just three days after scoring there on soft going. The latter is now 10lb higher and this is much tougher while Aidan O'Brien has resorted to blinkers for Waver, who hasn't quite been getting there. Iron Major's best form is on quicker going than he's likely to face here so a chance is taken with PROGENITOR, three times a winner on Polytrack for David Lanigan in the UK and well supported when hating the heavy going at Listowel on his first start for new connections.