Curragh

  • 16:05 Derek O'Sullivan Memorial Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.77s
  • Off time: 16:08:25
16:05 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Love The Feeling (IRE) 9/2
2nd Sli Na Fiarana 9/1
3rd Shadagann (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 556-586 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Shadagann (IRE) 11
4 10-0 M Halford S Corby 67 7/18.00
2 (8) 77633/0- Orange, Emerald Green chevron, White cap Green Dragon (FR) 398
5 9-13 A J Martin C M Banahan (7) 66 14/115.00
3 (13) 2/96325- LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap Sli Na Fiarana 34
6 9-11 p Ms J Morgan R Coakley 64 9/110.00
4 (3) 349260 PINK, black hoop, pink sleeves, black cap Master Melody (IRE) 31
6 9-9 K Prendergast D E Hogan (7) 62 25/126.00
5 (1) 535 Black, white stars, white star on cap You've Got It 29
3 9-7 M Halford D M Melia (2) 68 12/113.00
6 (4) 08-0948 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white sleeves & cap Halarath (IRE) 1
5 9-4 C Moore I T Queally (2) 57 25/126.00
7 (5) 9686 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Weld Arab (IRE) 28
3 9-4 b D K Weld D O'Brien (7) 65 8/19.00
8 (10) 088444 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Shukhov (IRE) 5
5 9-3 pt J F Levins D W O'Connor (4) 56 8/19.00
9 (14) 75259-0 Emerald green, white star, orange & white striped sleeves, orange cap Sweet Refusal (IRE) 41
4 9-3 Michael Mulvany P K Donovan (2) 56 25/126.00
10 (6) 980-106 White, maroon triple diamond, maroon stars on sleeves, white cap, maroon spots Crecora (IRE) 10
3 9-1 J J Murphy Anastasia O'Brien (2) 62 7/18.00
11 (7) 086-989 BEIGE, maroon sash, halved sleeves, maroon cap Iontas (IRE) 10
3 9-0 M Halford J L Joyce (7) 61 25/126.00
12 (15) 6-96707 LIGHT BLUE, red star, red slvs & cap Palace Art (IRE) 38
4 9-0 b P Casey R P Downey 53 16/117.00
13 (9) 409964 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Water Sprite (IRE) 10
3 8-12 J J Murphy J M Conneely (7) 59 16/117.00
14 (12) 595431 Royal blue & yellow diabolo, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Zelos Dream (IRE) 18
7 8-12 p S G O'Donnell Gary Paul Halpin (2) 51 8/19.00
15 (2) 747265 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Love The Feeling (IRE) 13
3 8-7 W McCreery T P Madden (2) 54 9/25.50

Verdict

ZELOS DREAM (NAP) is a rare winner but Gary Halpin managed to galvanise him into action at Gowran and he's still on a very lowly mark despite a 4lb rise so can complete a double. It's a long time since Green Dragon ran and he'll probably need this before returning to hurdles but the lightly-raced Crecora has run two good races at Killarney this summer and doesn't look overburdened. Shukhov is consistent enough but doesn't win often so the main threat may arrive in the shape of Love The Feeling, a winner over hurdles at Roscommon a couple of weeks ago and on a very lowly mark on the Flat. Halarath was engaged to run in a similar race at Wexford yesterday.