Curragh

  • 15:35 Marker Hotel Handicap7f

  • Winner €13,650 2nd €3,990 3rd €1,890 4th €630
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places on Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.23s
  • Off time: 15:36:06
15:35 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Hi Emperor (IRE) 6/1
2nd= Akasaka (IRE) 10/1
3rd= Indian Landing (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1-32205 Red, Pink epaulets, yellow cap Akasaka (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 9-12 E Lynam Caroline Murtagh (10) 88 10/111.00
2 (2) 23-3814 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Toccata Blue (IRE) 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-8 G M Lyons C T Keane 84 9/110.00
3 (5) 053364 CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop Six of Hearts 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 9-7 C Ross T P Madden (7) 83 14/115.00
4 (12) 324- MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Whitey O' Gwaun (IRE) 286
3 9-7 D K Weld P J Smullen 90 10/111.00
5 (11) 016156 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Hi Emperor (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-6 D Marnane Fran Berry 82 6/17.00
6 (1) 21-3487 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Indian Landing (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
6 9-5 T Collins R P Whelan 81 10/111.00
7 (6) 014364 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 p E Lynam F Lynch 80 8/19.00
8 (3) 4-51 Yellow, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, orange cap Kings Ryker (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 9-4 M Halford S Foley 87 8/19.00
9 (10) 120874 Dark blue & yellow diamonds, dark blue sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap In Salutem 5
Distance Winner
4 9-0 t K J Condon C P Hoban (3) 76 16/117.00
10 (4) 467112 White & red chevrons, white sleeves, red cap Oor Jock (IRE) 2
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-11 b A McGuinness D P McDonogh 73 7/18.00
11 (9) 1-44131 Emerald green, dark blue cross sashes, check cap Have A Nice Day 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 Miss S J Harty L F Roche (3) 72 9/25.50
12 (8) 10583-0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Freedom Square (IRE) 75
Course Winner
3 8-8 J S Bolger R P Cleary 77 16/117.00

Verdict

Oor Jock just failed in his hat-trick bid at Leopardstown on Thursday and could just be a few pounds high in the ratings but the consistent Have A Nice Day only went up 2lb for his recent victory over the course and distance and has to be respected. The three-year-old Kings Ryker looked very progressive at Roscommon but makes his handicap debut in a very tough event as does Whitey O'Gwaun, who hasn't run since October. Toccata Blue and In Salutem fought out the finish of a similar race at Gowran with Six Of Hearts close behind and there's nothing between the trio again. IRON MAJOR is always capable of winning a race such as this and is handed the vote. He's been finishing strongly in his races recently and a strong gallop here can play to his strengths.