Curragh

  • 16:05 Derek O'Sullivan Memorial Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.09s
  • Off time: 16:09:24
16:05 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eighteen Summers (USA) 11/2
2nd Little Arrows (IRE) 10/1
3rd Jan Jeffer 8/1
4th Ned's Indian (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 383712 Pink, purple spots, purple armlet, pink cap, purple spots At Boolavogue (IRE) 23
4 10-0 p W T Farrell Gary Paul Halpin (2) 70 8/19.00
2 (1) 924566 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Eighteen Summers (USA) 5
6 10-0 b J S Bolger K K Hennessy (4) 70 11/26.50
3 (15) 350382 Red, white stars, white sleeves, red chevrons, white & red striped cap Toretto (IRE) 49
5 9-13 S T Nolan D E Hogan (7) 69 10/111.00
4 (10) 359 yellow, purple panel, checked cap Feile Bride (IRE) 56
3 9-7 p J S Bolger D M Redmond (7) 70 12/113.00
5 (3) 368932 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Little Arrows (IRE) 9
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 v K J Condon R Coakley 63 10/111.00
6 (2) 7-78151 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap Ned's Indian (IRE) 17
5 9-6 Miss S J Harty P K Donovan (4) 62 9/25.50
7 (8) 476409 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds First Friday (IRE) 121
5 9-5 b P Hennessy Anastasia O'Brien (2) 61 16/117.00
8 (4) 29570-2 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, white cap Casimir Road (IRE) 218
5 9-4 M C Grassick R Dawson 60 8/19.00
9 (9) 0680 Red, black epaulettes, white sleeves, red cap, black star Saga Heidi (IRE) 68
3 9-1 J M Barrett D Robinson (2) 64 25/126.00
10 (14) 505086 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Jan Jeffer 73
3 8-13 D Kinsella G J Phillips 62 8/19.00
11 (16) 8-0036 WHITE & BLACK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, red cap Pim Street (USA) 29
3 8-13 W McCreery L P Dempsey 62 7/18.00
12 (13) 9-79547 GREY, red star, grey cap Whitethorne Scent 17
5 8-12 J G Murphy C J Elliott (2) 54 12/113.00
13 (7) 098 DARK BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, quartered cap Settle For Red (IRE) 25
3 8-11 M Halford D M Melia (7) 60 25/126.00
14 (11) 696070 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Inate Value (IRE) 37
3 8-9 t A Oliver Megan Carberry (2) 58 14/115.00
15 (5) 08590 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap Ledwidge (IRE) 6
3 8-8 t L Winters P C O'Donnell (4) 57 25/126.00
16 (6) 579065 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Rock Of Dunamase (IRE) 16
3 8-4 P J Flynn I T Queally (4) 52 25/126.00
Non runners
17 (17)744322Las Encinas38-4A McGuinness50

Verdict

NED'S INDIAN's only failure in his last three came when tackling 1m4f at Wexford and this looks his optimum trip. He's only 4lb higher than when scoring at Killarney last time and can complete the double. Toretto, whose only victory to date came over hurdles, appears to need further while the consistent Little Arrows is still looking a few pounds high in the weights. Jim Bolger runs the experienced Eighteen Summers and the unexposed Feile Bride and the betting could tell us more about their chances but the main threat could come from At Boolavogue, who battled to a short-head victory at Leopardstown before just failing to overcome a 5lb rise at Tipperary.