Curragh

  • 17:30 Dublincoach.ie To The Curragh Races Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.84s
  • Off time: 17:33:46
17:30 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saratoga Baby (IRE) 14/1
2nd Brown Butterfly 8/1
3rd Danzerini (USA) 16/1
4th Eastern Rules (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (20) 0/720-21 White, yellow epaulettes, yellow star on cap Eastern Rules (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 10-0 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 79 13/27.50
2 (19) 9270-62 PINK, black hoop, pink sleeves, black cap Brown Butterfly 13
5 9-10 v1 K Prendergast S H James (3) 75 8/19.00
3 (4) 0/10070- RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Equation Of Time 234
4 9-10 G Donnelly C R King (7) 75 25/126.00
4 (18) 61194-6 Black, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow cap Measured Approval (IRE) 20
5 9-9 P J Flynn I T Queally (10) 74 25/126.00
5 (5) 646-317 WHITE, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap, white star Romantic (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
4 9-9 P M Rogers B A Curtis 74 18/119.00
6 (15) 0031-14 GREY, pink seams, pink cap Stronger Than Me (IRE) 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-9 W T Farrell Johnny Murtagh 74 5/23.50
7 (1) 18082-7 Yellow, light blue hollow box, check sleeves & cap Xsquared (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
5 9-9 b Ms J Morgan J P O'Brien 74 14/115.00
8 (10) 315-30 DARK BLUE, yellow braces & armlet, quartered cap Danzerini (USA) 13
4 9-6 h M Halford S Foley 71 16/117.00
9 (16) 360467 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue star on cap Curl Cat (USA) 24
Distance Winner
7 9-5 pt T Cleary C T Keane (5) 70 25/126.00
10 (8) 176920/ WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Captains Dilemma (IRE) 405
6 9-2 T Collins P J Smullen 67 6/17.00
11 (9) 857476- YELLOW, light green star, light green stars on sleeves, light green star on cap Rock Band 277
4 9-2 E Butterly G F Carroll 67 20/121.00
12 (13) 4483-88 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Firethorn (IRE) 22
4 9-1 p1 A Oliver C D Hayes 66 20/121.00
13 (14) 463-134 Black, pink star, pink sleeves, black stars, black cap Saratoga Baby (IRE) 85
Distance Winner
5 9-1 t Peter Fahey R P Whelan (3) 66 14/115.00
14 (17) 065-22 EMERALD GREEN, orange hoop & armlet, striped cap To Choose (IRE) 92
4 9-1 T Gibney F Lynch 66 16/117.00
15 (7) 147-546 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Little Arrows (IRE) 13
Course Winner
7 8-13 p K J Condon W J Lee 64 10/111.00
16 (21) 9300-34 Purple, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams, purple & emerald green hooped cap Malicious Intent (IRE) 41
5 8-13 V Clifford Megan Carberry (7) 64 20/121.00
17 (2) 28-4316 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Confident Cub (IRE) 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-11 h J S Bolger K J Manning 62 11/112.00
18 (6) 9/96021 EMERALD GREEN, white striped sleeves, emerald green cap, white stars Great Ability (IRE) 10
4 8-9 T Hogan I J Brennan (3) 60 14/115.00
19 (11) 405100- EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Polly Ella (IRE) 176
Distance Winner
7 8-8 t H Rogers L F Roche (3) 59 25/126.00
20 (12) 62029-7 GREY, red star, grey cap Whitethorne Scent 22
5 8-8 J G Murphy W M Lordan 59 16/117.00
21 (3) 472070- BROWN & BEIGE CHECK, orange sleeves, brown & beige check cap Chillie Billie 222
4 8-4 J Larkin M C Hussey (ex1) 52 25/126.00

Verdict

Another very tough mile handicap for punters to unravel and once again it could be low numbers that are favoured. That would rule out the in-form pair at the top of the weights, Eastern Rules and Brown Butterfly, but hopefully STRONGER THAN ME can overcome stall 15 and take this as he should have finished much closer at Leopardstown last time after scoring there earlier. Confident Club didn't look at his best at Gowran after his victory at Naas and Great Ability has never raced over this trip while To Choose has shown his recent improved form on Polytrack.