Curragh

  • 15:05 Irish Field Handicap 1m

  • Winner €30,000 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Good to Firm (Straight: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.68s
  • Off time: 15:05:32
15:05 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ansgar (IRE) 20/1
2nd Fortify 9/2
3rd Moran Gra (USA) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 296717 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
7 10-1 M Halford S Foley 101 16/117.00
2 (15) 2-13514 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Akasaka (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
6 9-12 E Lynam R P Downey (10) 98 20/121.00
3 (4) 54-7450 Dark blue, red cross sashes, yellow cap Hujaylea (IRE) 36
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-12 p M Halford C P Hoban (3) 98 25/126.00
4 (11) 21006-1 YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Vastonea (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
5 9-10 K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (7) 96 12/113.00
5 (2) 32113/ ROYAL BLUE, white sash, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, quartered cap Clondinnery (IRE) 1099
Course Winner
5 9-9 A Oliver C D Hayes 95 25/126.00
6 (16) 007-660 BLACK, white seams, light green cap Moran Gra (USA) 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-9 p Ms J Morgan R P Whelan (3) 95 5/16.00
7 (17) 211-808 Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 21
5 9-7 t Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 93 20/121.00
9 (7) 06-8584 DARK GREEN, yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves,quartered cap Negotiate 35
5 9-6 t Ms J Morgan P J Smullen 92 12/113.00
11 (13) 32-122 Dark Blue Fortify 55
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 101 9/25.50
12 (14) 6-122 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Maggie Dalton (IRE) 8
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-4 J S Bolger K J Manning 90 5/16.00
13 (6) 960-233 DARK BLUE, yellow braces & armlet, quartered cap Regulation (IRE) 36
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-4 h M Halford M M Monaghan (5) 90 5/16.00
14 (9) 1170-08 Black, white diabolo, white stripes on sleeves, quartered cap Swiftly Done (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-4 v D Carroll J A Heffernan 90 16/117.00
16 (1) 1500-00 Yellow, red epaulettes & sleeves, blue cap Back Burner (IRE) 36
5 9-0 t1 E Lynam F M Berry 86 8/19.00
17 (12) 45831-6 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Hes Our Music (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
4 8-4 P J Flynn D M Grant 76 8/19.00
Non runners
8 (8)8043-36Billyford (IRE)89-6L RocheW M Lordan92
10 (10)837000-Bible Black (IRE)49-5G M LyonsE J McNamara91
15 (3)464-564Canary Row (IRE)39-1P J PrendergastD P McDonogh97

Verdict

Vastonea won on his reappearance at Gowran and Gary Halpin takes off 7lb here. Fortify should go well having one found one too good in a Listed race over 7f here last month while Maggie Dalton is equally lightly-raced, though could struggle for pace over this trip having finished second over 1m5f at Down Royal last weekend. Negotiate has her sights lowered but stablemate MORAN GRA is of more interest. Joanna Morgan's gelding won this off a 3lb higher mark in 2011 and beat Banna Boirche at Dundalk last year. He's run a lot better than his form figures suggest in three runs this term and may have been aimed at a repeat. Eddie Lynam runs Akasaka and Back Burner but Regulation looks a better bet at the weights and is a previous course and distance winner.