Curragh

  • 14:55 Mick Ramsey Lifetime In Racing Achievement Waterford Testimonial Stakes 6f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 20.32s
  • Off time: 14:55:55
14:55 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Katla (IRE) 16/1
2nd Maarek 8/11
3rd Colour Of Love (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 161313 RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 22
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 D P Nagle J P O'Brien 114 8/111.73
2 (12) 511752 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Lady Wingshot (IRE) 7
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 104 11/26.50
3 (5) 0-00011 MAROON, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, royal blue star Hurricane Twister (IRE) 7
5 9-4 pt V Clifford G J Phillips 91 9/110.00
4 (7) 093 Purple, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams, purple & emerald green hooped cap Malicious Intent (IRE) 4
4 9-4 V Clifford Johnny Murtagh 22/123.00
5 (8) 113585 Purple, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Custom Cut (IRE) 7
Course Winner
3 9-3 G Kent F Lynch 104 16/117.00
6 (11) 614112 Red, white stars, white sleeves, grey stars, white cap, red stars Colour Of Love (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
4 9-1 b W McCreery C D Hayes 100 7/18.00
7 (1) 572203 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, white cap Kateeva (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 bt J P Fogarty L F Roche 70 33/134.00
8 (9) 073940 EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red sleeves, striped cap Katla (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
4 9-1 J F Grogan J A Heffernan 98 16/117.00
9 (10) 466310 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Angel Way (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D Cullen S Foley 73 33/134.00
10 (4) 122403 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, black cap Coolnagree (IRE) 7
Course Winner
3 9-0 W McCreery D P McDonogh 98 10/111.00
11 (2) 132540 Dark Blue Possible 14
3 9-0 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 82 25/126.00
12 (3) 39-2133 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Strike Action 42
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D Wachman W J Lee 74 25/126.00

Verdict

Although three-year-olds have a good record in this, older horses have won the last two and MAAREK can keep up the sequence. He loves this track and soft ground and arrives on the back of an outstanding run in the Ayr Gold Cup where he was conceding lumps of weight to the pair who finished ahead of him. Lady Wingshot has had a fine season but is probably best over an extra furlong and was behind the selection over this C&D last month. Hurricane Twister arrives in fantastic shape having made all for facile victories in handicaps at Roscommon and Tipperary. Both were over 7f, however, and one or two of these may have too much pace for him. Custom Cut hasn't raced over a trip this short since his debut last June but will like the conditions and though Colour Of Love hasn't quite proved herself at this level she came up against a very progressive type in Mince at York last time.