Curragh

  • 16:15 Buy Online At Curragh.ie Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places on straight course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.17s
  • Off time: 16:20:47
16:15 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ancient Sands (IRE) 8/1
2nd Little Arrows (IRE) 9/1
3rd Lonan (IRE) 7/2
4th Carvelas (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (22) 23-3241 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 4 (ex5)
Distance Winner
5 10-6 pt Ms J Morgan C P Geoghegan (3) 76 8/19.00
2 (17) 07-3102 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Lethal Weapon (IRE) 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-1 h C Roche F M Berry 76 14/115.00
3 (9) 2-02146 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Abu Nayef (IRE) 22
3 9-13 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 81 12/113.00
4 (14) 941000 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-13 pt A McGuinness R P Whelan (3) 74 20/121.00
5 (3) 5-13455 WHITE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Lonan (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
4 9-13 M Halford S Foley 74 7/24.50
6 (20) 370950 Royal blue, white stars, white & red striped sleeves & cap Castle Bar Sling (USA) 16
Course Winner
8 9-9 p T J O'Mara C R King (5) 70 25/126.00
7 (11) 2821-70 White, purple seams, purple cap Civil War (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
4 9-9 C O'Brien J P O'Brien 70 14/115.00
8 (2) 2-3842 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Miss Ekaterina (IRE) 15
4 9-8 J S Bolger K J Manning 69 8/19.00
9 (21) 940423 Red, dark green epaulettes, dark green & red halved sleeves, red cap Carvelas (IRE) 18
4 9-7 M Butler R Dawson (7) 68 12/113.00
10 (5) 598 Dark blue, white cross sashes, red cap, dark blue diamond A Twist Of Fate (IRE) 7
6 9-6 Miss C Simpson C T Keane (3) 67 25/126.00
11 (16) 0530 ROYAL BLUE,  yellow sash & slvs,blue cap,emerald green spots Ginger Genie (IRE) 27
7 9-5 E McNamara E J McNamara 66 25/126.00
12 (6) 360263 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Alkali (IRE) 22
3 9-4 b D K Weld P J Smullen 72 12/113.00
13 (19) 554644 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Traveller's Tales 15
4 9-4 t P Martin Gary Paul Halpin (7) 65 16/117.00
14 (1) 932234 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Little Arrows (IRE) 6
Course Winner
7 9-3 v K J Condon W J Lee 64 9/110.00
15 (8) 057621 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Banker Burke (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 9-2 Mrs J Harrington N G McCullagh 70 12/113.00
16 (7) 36356-8 RED & WHITE QUARTERED, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Feisty Champion (IRE) 4
4 9-2 p J F Levins G F Carroll 63 33/134.00
17 (15) 440240 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet and white quartered cap Golden Silence (IRE) 15
3 9-1 K Prendergast D E Hogan (10) 69 25/126.00
18 (10) 251646 YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, hooped cap Table Forty Six (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 9-1 D Cullen R Coakley (7) 62 20/121.00
19 (18) 671176 ROYAL BLUE, white spots, red cap, white spots Stephen Hero (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
3 9-0 p A Oliver C D Hayes 68 14/115.00
20 (4) 569-596 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Mornin' Gorgeous 15
3 8-13 b1 A Oliver C P Hoban (3) 67 25/126.00
21 (12) 4-06913 EMERALD GREEN, black star, black cap, emerald green star Juara (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
3 8-6 A Mulholland T P O'Shea 60 16/117.00
22 (13) 4088/6-3 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Sacred Sovereign (IRE) 11
6 8-4 be J T Gorman W M Lordan 51 20/121.00

Verdict

ANCIENT SANDS is in tremendous form having won twice over hurdles and on the Polytrack at Dundalk on Friday - a 5lb penalty is unlikely to prevent a follow-up. Lethal Weapon wants some more rain but if the going became testing would have a fine chance of going one better than at Listowel when runner-up to Stony Grey. Beau Michael is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and isn't badly treated while Banker Burke has more scope than most having landed a handicap at Dundalk in very good style. Miss Ekaterina could provide the main threat as she has been gradually improving and only just failed to hold the late thrust of Wyoyo at Roscommon after forcing the pace for much of the way.