Curragh

  • 16:45 Boylesports.com Rockingham Handicap 5f

  • Winner €59,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.80s
  • Off time: 16:47:55
16:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whozthecat (IRE) 8/1
2nd Nafa (IRE) 25/1
3rd Yulong Baoju (IRE) 11/2
4th Timeless Call (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 230422 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 7
5 10-0 p M Halford S Foley 107 13/27.50
2 (5) 19-2813 White, red disc, hooped sleeves & cap Joe Eile (IRE) 22
Course Winner
5 9-6 b G M Lyons E J McNamara 99 12/113.00
3 (14) 251-210 White & royal blue chevrons, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
3 9-5 T Stack S A Gray (5) 102 14/115.00
4 (23) 17-3018 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 p A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 96 16/117.00
5 (16) 026412 Dark blue & yellow quartered, halved sleeves, yellow star on cap Whozthecat (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 9-2 v D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (10) 95 8/19.00
7 (7) 3-56400 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap An Saighdiur (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-13 A Slattery D P McDonogh 92 20/121.00
8 (15) 60700-0 WHITE, red spots, emerald green sleeves & cap Seal Rock 22
5 8-13 A Oliver D M Grant 92 16/117.00
9 (1) 99103-2 RED, royal blue seams, check cap Timeless Call (IRE) 127
Distance Winner
5 8-13 R Roberts R P Whelan (3) 92 12/113.00
10 (21) 1-041 Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Baoju (IRE) 23
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-13 p E Lynam Johnny Murtagh 96 11/26.50
11 (20) 928124 Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue cap Dick Bos 22
4 8-12 D O'Meara P J Smullen 91 6/17.00
12 (11) 1326-6 Pink and Purple quartered, Pink sleeves, quartered cap Zoola (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
3 8-12 A Heffernan N G McCullagh 95 20/121.00
13 (18) 418649 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, emerald green armlet, emerald green & black quartered cap Bedloe's Island (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
8 8-6 v1 D O'Meara C D Hayes 85 20/121.00
14 (19) 223-212 Dark blue & yellow diamonds, dark blue sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap In Salutem 46
3 8-6 p1 K J Condon W M Lordan 89 9/110.00
15 (22) 1-53720 Grey, pink seams, quartered cap Arbitrageur (IRE) 22
4 8-5 D Kinsella B A Curtis 84 12/113.00
17 (4) 160-312 Black, white spots, black sleeves & cap Speed Dream (IRE) 23
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-4 J M Barrett R P Cleary 81 20/121.00
18 (2) 55-2015 RED, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 8-4 bt J G Coogan C P Hoban (3) 81 33/134.00
19 (12) 20-5480 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap First In Command (IRE) 23
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-4 t D M Loughnane T P O'Shea 79 20/121.00
20 (9) 33-8318 light blue, orange epaulettes Sharaarah (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
3 8-4 D O'Meara Julie Burke (3) 83 25/126.00
21 (6) 009-258 Royal blue & pink chevrons, royal blue cap Cadeaux Pearl 78
Distance Winner
5 8-4 b S Dixon Billy Cray (3) 78 33/134.00
22 (3) 630089 PURPLE, PINK chevron Threes Grand 9
Distance Winner
3 8-4 b1 S Dixon I T Queally (10) 82 20/121.00
23 (10) 411114 Red & white chevrons, white sleeves, red armlet, white & red striped cap Nafa (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
5 8-4 D M Loughnane C R King (7) 74 25/126.00
Non runners
6 (13)231-41Abstraction (IRE)39-0Mrs S DawsonJ A Heffernan97
16 (17)539-11Johnny Lynch (IRE)38-4D K WeldL F Roche86

Verdict

Nine of the last eleven winners have been drawn 5 or lower so the vote goes to TIMELESS CALL, who has been handed stall one. She's with a trainer who can get one ready better than most and though only having had one run since a close third in a Listed contest at Dundalk in October she'll be ready to go and Ronan Whelan's claim is a big plus. Abstraction may not be too badly off in the middle of the pack and looked very progressive at Tipperary but the in-form pair Johnny Lynch and In Salutem may struggle on the outside. Joe Eile is well drawn though prefers softer ground but Russian Soul can always be relied on to produce the goods even if he doesn't win that often and he's respected despite a big weight. Scream Blue Murder won a Listed race at Nottingham in May and is respected despite a poor draw while Yorkshire-based Declan Carroll almost pulled off a surprise victory here with Whozthecat last month.