Curragh

  • 15:30 Stephen Quirke Memorial Apprentice Handicap1m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 52.80s
  • Off time: 15:30:54
15:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Madeira Girl (IRE) 9/1
2nd Fast On (IRE) 7/1
3rd Winning Impact (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1830 Emerald Green, red epaulets Ebalviyra (IRE) 20
3 10-0 b J M Oxx M M Monaghan 87 8/19.00
2 (4) 1 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Korbous (IRE) 150
3 9-13 R Brabazon S A Gray 86 6/17.00
3 (3) 564255 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Cnocan Diva (IRE) 73
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 T Stack P C O'Donnell (4) 78 5/16.00
4 (1) 221172 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Jpevie (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
3 9-7 t J C McConnell Nicola Walsh (4) 80 5/16.00
5 (7) 713673 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Winning Impact (IRE) 13
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-7 t J G Coogan L P Dempsey (4) 77 7/24.50
6 (9) 706119 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Measured Approval (IRE) 14
4 9-6 P J Flynn C T Keane 76 11/26.50
7 (2) 985707 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Flavia Tatiana (IRE) 47
4 9-3 A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 73 14/115.00
8 (5) 0-64144 Dark green, light green cap Madeira Girl (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
3 8-7 p1 C Roche G P Brouder (7) 66 9/110.00
9 (8) 7-08533 RED & BLACK CHECK, red sleeves, hooped cap Fast On (IRE) 9
3 8-4 S Fahey James J Doyle (4) 58 7/18.00

Verdict

Colin Keane has been making a name for himself and his mount, Measured Approval, will be much more at home over this trip than the 6f he ran over last time. Winning Impact won over 7f here in July and is a specialist on testing ground so he should be in the mix but this can go to JPEVIE. John McConnell's charge has been making steady progress all summer and though beaten narrowly by Rigoletta at Fairyhouse last time he found 1m2f just beyond him and this trip on heavy ground is just what he requires. Ebalviyra began her career scoring over 1m1f on testing ground at Tipperary and she's subsequently found 1m4f beyond her while Korbous takes a step up in class after landing a Gowran maiden in May.