Curragh

  • 16:40 Tipperary Crystal Amateur Derby 1m 4f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.67s
  • Off time: 16:40:26
16:40 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Placere (IRE) 8/1
2nd Back Off Mate (IRE) 14/1
3rd Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 14/1
4th Ancient Sands (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 120/5-04 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, check cap Dimona (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 12-0 b1 R O'Neill Mr J W O'Neill (7) 83 33/134.00
2 (4) 2-61203 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue & white hooped cap Raydari (FR) 40
Distance Winner
5 12-0 p R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney (3) 83 14/115.00
3 (9) 160543 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Fairylike (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
5 11-13 b A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 82 8/19.00
4 (3) 144308 WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gretzky 7
Distance Winner
6 11-13 t Matthew J Smith Mr S Clements (5) 82 7/18.00
5 (16) 126-696 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Placere (IRE) 37
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-13 p R Brabazon Ms N Carberry 82 8/19.00
6 (2) 66-732 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 43
8 11-12 D K Weld R P McNamara 81 7/18.00
7 (15) 52-23 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Zip Wire (IRE) 45
4 11-11 E Lynam Miss S Lynam (7) 80 11/26.50
8 (6) 46-0513 RED & YELLOW STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 33
4 11-8 b Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (7) 77 14/115.00
9 (7) 01/23-32 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 5
5 11-7 pt Ms J Morgan Mr P W Mullins 76 6/17.00
10 (14) 325 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Back Off Mate (IRE) 18
5 11-6 A L T Moore N M Kelly (7) 75 14/115.00
11 (13) 08-4873 Royal blue, white diamond, quartered cap Chill (IRE) 29
5 11-4 v D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 73 14/115.00
12 (12) 14561-0 EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red armlet, red cap Star Of Aragon (IRE) 205
Course Winner
7 11-3 J Nash Ms K Walsh 72 12/113.00
13 (10) 2-74785 YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alghanem (IRE) 26
5 11-1 b M Phelan Mr D L Queally (5) 70 16/117.00
14 (1) 5-32226 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Sceilg (IRE) 49
Beaten Favourite
3 10-11 p J S Bolger Miss J M Mangan (5) 75 9/110.00
15 (11) 044330 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, green cap Carried (IRE) 30
3 10-9 Mrs P Dobbs Mr J P McKeown 73 20/121.00
16 (17) 20-4485 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silver Shuffle (IRE) 21
Course Winner
6 10-9 b1 J G Coogan Mr J T Carroll (3) 64 20/121.00
17 (8) 4550 ORANGE, black sleeves, orange & white quartered cap Etesian (IRE) 39
3 10-6 b1 P D Deegan Mr Tim Donworth (7) 70 25/126.00

Verdict

Sara O'Brien hasn't had much experience but her mount, Fairylike, is generally thereabouts at this level and should give her a good ride. Katie Walsh won this a couple of years ago and her mount, Star Of Aragon, scored over 1m6f here at this time last year. The combination should go well while Nina Carberry will ensure Placere is well supported and if the ground turns soft Richard Brabazon's mare could be the one to be on. Robbie McNamara is on board Dancers Dilemma, who could do with a longer trip, but it's champion amateur jump jockey Patrick Mullins who looks to have picked the best mount as Ancient Sands, a winner over hurdles last month, only just failed to concede 20lb to the in-form Stephen Hero at Galway on Monday.