17:35 Curragh (IRE)

Michael (Mick) Nolan Memorial Handicap (50-85)

  • 19 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Round Course: Good)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,500 added
  • Winner: €7,245
  • 2nd: €1,680
  • 3rd: €735
  • 4th: €420
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 25.55s
  • Off Time: 17:40:13
  • 19 Ran
Silk - White, emerald green hollow box, emerald green & white striped sleeves, yellow & white striped cap
  • Form 115441
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 86

prominent on far side, 8th halfway, no extra from well over 1f out

Silk - Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, white & emerald green hooped cap
  • Form 573232
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 85

held up in centre, 12th halfway, headway under pressure to go 3rd early final furlong, kept on well, not reach winner

Silk - GREEN, yellow slvs, black cap
  • Form 3-35050
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 85

chased leaders on stands side, 11th halfway, never a factor, no impression from over 1f out

Silk - WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap
  • Form 0/70-205
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 85

never a factor

Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 334-513
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 85

prominent on far side, 6th halfway, no extra from well over 1f out

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, beige hoop, beige sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 2/1-7075
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 78

prominent on far side, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong

Silk - WHITE & BLACK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, red cap
  • Form 3-00830
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 75

chased leaders on far side, no threat from under 2f out

Silk - White, red disc, hooped sleeves & cap
  • Form 1-36521
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 79

prominent on stands side, disputed lead halfway, soon headed, no extra final furlong

Silk - YELLOW, light blue spots, yellow cap
  • Form 52-2571
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 79

prominent in centre, disputed halfway, headed 2f out, no extra from 1f out

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap
  • Form 35889-0
  • Age 11
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 70

always towards rear, eased when beaten inside final furlong

Silk - Red, white panel, white cap, red diamond
  • Form 204581
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 75

prominent on stands side until after halfway, no extra from under 2f out, weakened

Silk - White, royal blue stars, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, red cap, royal blue stars
  • Form 00-1712
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 74

tracked leaders in centre, headway to lead narrowly 2f out, soon ridden, kept on well under pressure final furlong

Silk - CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop
  • Form 503018
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 67

rear of mid-division, headway to go 6th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

Silk - RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, red sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 659-7
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 69

rear of mid-division, some headway under pressure to go 8th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong

Silk - Maroon, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves & cap

An Mhi (IRE)

6 p D
  • Form 535153
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 62

always prominent, disputed lead stands side halfway, narrowly headed 2f out, kept on under pressure, no extra final 100 yards

Silk - Emerald green & orange chevrons, emerald green sleeves, orange & emerald green quartered cap
  • Form 5-40
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 68

rear of mid-division, 14th halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace

Silk - WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap


30 bt D
  • Form 8-60306
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 61

prominent on stands side, disputed lead halfway, soon headed, no extra from over 1f out

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars
  • Form 990052
  • Age 10
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 61

towards rear, some headway under pressure 2f out, kept on one pace

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white star on cap
  • Form 05-3233
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 56

always prominent on far side, 7th halfway, 3rd and ridden over 1f out, no extra under pressure inside final furlong

  • Form 7384
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 70

In depth


Star Links has been hit by an 8lb rise for scoring at Naas on Monday and is better over a mile while Casela Park is better on the all-weather. The latter wasn't far behind Joe Eile at Naas and again ran well at Galway so isn't out of this tough handicap. Joe Eile is progressing nicely and his young rider's big claim will be a help but he was behind Jambalaya last time and David Wachman's filly is in good form. Independent Girl was gaining her first victory when making all at Galway and she's on the short-list but the lightly-raced and progressive ASHTON ROSE is given the nod from the bottom of the handicap as she has been threatening to win for some time and was only headed in the closing stages over a mile at Killarney last time.


Star Links (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85 gf beating Spirit Of Xaar (9-7) by 4l, 14 ran.

Casela Park (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, improved into 3rd on innner but no impression 1f out, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 18, 5l behind Rock Critic (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.

Mountain Coral (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Settled in rear, headway on inner to go 7th 2f out, short of room 1f out, eased, 15th of 16, 14l behind Jamesie (9-6) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.

Three Way Stretch (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon chased leaders, 6th under 2f out, 5th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 7l behind Look Busy (9-2) at Cork 6f stks sft in May.

Jambalaya (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Broke well and always prominent, 2nd halfway, led narrowly 2f out, soon edged left under pressure, joined early final furlong, headed and no extra closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Colour Of Love (9-3) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jul.

Shirley Blake (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 1/2f out, 5th entering straight, no extra, 5th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Iron Major (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.

Flash McGahon (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 10th of 16, 6l behind Jamesie (9-6) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.

Joe Eile (IRE) 7-2 (7-11) Awkward leaving stalls, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to dispute over 1f out, narrow lead inside final furlong, drifted left under pressure, all out close home, won at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul beating Westtower Boy (9-7) by shd, 12 ran.

Mcmonagle (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden and stayed on strongly from over 1f out, won at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jul beating Good Shot Noreen (9-0) by 3l, 9 ran.

Fit The Cove (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders early, dropped to mid-division halfway, soon ridden and weakened, last of 16, 37l behind Iron Major (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.

Independent Girl (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden clear from over 2f out, reduced lead and stayed on well inside final furlong, all out, won at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 gd in Jul beating Badger Or Bust (9-7) by nk, 15 ran.

Lake George (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Soon prominent in 4th, chased winner from 2f out, kept on under pressure without ever looking like getting there final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Good Shot Noreen (9-6) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.

The Educator (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Dwelt, towards rear, progress to have chance 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 15l behind Acushladear (8-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 in Jul.

Mamma Rosa (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 9th early, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 7th of 13, 6l behind Six Silver Lane (9-6) at Wexford 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.

An Mhi (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 3rd and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Star Links (9-5) at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85 gf.

Florry Knox (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, no extra straight, 10th of 14, 15l behind Secretsubstitute (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks in May.

Headache 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 15, 9l behind Sunset Beauty (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 gf in Jul.

Parc Aux Boules 14-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, 8th early straight, headway to go 4th early final furlong, kept on well under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Adam's Return (9-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 sft in Jul.

Ashton Rose (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Soon led and disputed, travelling well in lead early straight, soon ridden, pressed from 2f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Rock On Ciara (9-8) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul.

Gort Na Mona (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, dropped to 4th and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 6l behind Adiynara (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo stk 0-75 in Jun.