Curragh

  • 16:55 Dublin Bay Cruises Handicap6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.85s
  • Off time: 16:58:58
16:55 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Corporal Maddox 10/1
2nd Sassaway (IRE) 10/1
3rd Heuston (IRE) 11/1
4th Nero Emperor (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (18) 1/8-9406 BLACK, pink seams, quartered cap Nero Emperor (IRE) 15
4 10-0 T Stack W M Lordan 89 25/126.00
2 (22) 700-006 WHITE, red spots, emerald green sleeves & cap Seal Rock 17
Distance Winner
5 9-13 A Oliver J P O'Brien 88 8/19.00
3 (3) 132470 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 6
5 9-12 t D English R P Cleary 87 28/129.00
4 (15) 0-03100 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
3 9-11 b1 G M Lyons C T Keane (5) 89 20/121.00
5 (16) 0-31293 Black, white spots, black sleeves & cap Speed Dream (IRE) 6
Course and Distance Winner
9 9-6 J M Barrett D Robinson (7) 81 12/113.00
6 (1) 2-1 RED, royal blue seams, check cap Heuston (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
4 9-5 h R Roberts R P Whelan (3) 80 11/112.00
7 (23) 71-0308 ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, pink sleeves & cap Man Of Erin (IRE) 6
Course Winner
5 9-5 p W T Farrell S Foley 80 16/117.00
8 (21) 2351-18 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Regal Power 71
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 p E Lynam D P McDonogh 80 6/17.00
9 (12) 111351 Emerald green, white stars, light blue sleeves, black cap Sassaway (IRE) 13
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-5 E O'Connell F Lynch 80 10/111.00
10 (7) 143124 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Toccata Blue (IRE) 6
Course Winner
3 9-5 G M Lyons E J McNamara 83 14/115.00
11 (5) 7-94800 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Norville (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
6 9-3 b L Smyth G F Carroll 78 33/134.00
12 (13) 095638 Red, black star, white sleeves & cap Corporal Maddox 15
Distance Winner
6 9-2 R Harris C D Hayes 77 10/111.00
13 (4) 51 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, green sleeves, yellow armlet, green cap Ramone (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-2 W T Farrell Johnny Murtagh 80 10/111.00
14 (20) 009206 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Italian Tom (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
6 9-0 R Harris R Coakley (7) 75 16/117.00
15 (6) 172529 ROYAL BLUE, black hoop & armlet, red cap Patrickswell (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
9 8-13 M Callaghan L F Roche (3) 74 25/126.00
16 (11) 6-90420 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Susiescot (IRE) 19
Course Winner
4 8-13 W McCreery S B Kelly (3) 74 20/121.00
17 (10) 330303 Red, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Scatty Cat (IRE) 49
3 8-11 P McCreery M C Hussey 75 25/126.00
18 (2) 796721 Purple, Yellow stripe and armlets, Yellow cap, Purple star Beau Mistral (IRE) 11
4 8-10 Paul Green J A Heffernan 71 16/117.00
19 (19) 050053 CHERRY & PLUM QUARTERED Foot Perfect (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
5 8-10 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 71 12/113.00
20 (14) 521444 BLACK, orange triple diamond, orange diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Ucanchoose (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 8-10 b A Slattery P J Smullen 71 16/117.00
21 (17) 09331 Yellow, red hoop, red sleeves, quartered cap Kiss The Stars (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
3 8-9 T G McCourt C R King (5) 73 10/111.00
22 (9) 300920 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Enigma Code (UAE) 6
Distance Winner
8 8-8 t D English S A Gray (5) 69 33/134.00
23 (8) 410/ RED & BLACK CHEVRONS, red sleeves, emerald green cap Wandering Heart (IRE) 735
Distance Winner
5 8-7 L P Cusack B A Curtis 68 33/134.00

Verdict

HEUSTON is something of an unknown, rather like his trainer Reggie Roberts, who has few runners but rarely misses the target. Runner-up on his debut over a mile at Dundalk in December, he reappeared over this trip at Fairyhouse last month where he had the speed to see off Live Dangerously with Kiss The Stars third. The latter has won subsequently and is no better off so the winner is taken to continue his trainer's fine strike-rate. Ramone gained a surprise victory under Johnny Murtagh at Leopardstown and, with the former champion in the plate again, another big run is expected. Sassaway has to be a big threat as, after taking an age to get off the mark, she's now won four of her last six and battled on strongly to score here last time. Ger Lyons won this last year so his two representatives, Lightnin Hopkins and Toccata Blue, are respected.