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16:55 Curragh (IRE)

Tote Irish Cesarewitch (Premier Handicap)

  • 20 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €99,999 added
  • Winner: €59,000
  • 2nd: €19,001
  • 3rd: €9,000
  • 4th: €4,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 29.40s
  • Off Time: 16:55:43
  • 20 Ran
1
Silk - Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap
14/1
  • Form 4/21-118
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 98

soon led, headed before halfway, on terms again over 3f out, soon pushed along, headed 2f out, one pace from over 1f out

2
Silk - Red & white halved, white diamonds on cap

Benkei (IRE)

14 t D
25/1
  • Form 123467
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 97

mid-division, progress and effort straight, one pace from over 1f out

3
Silk - BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star

Pyromaniac (IRE)

29 pt BFDCD
6/1
  • Form 3134-62
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division, progress straight, chased leaders 1f out, kept on same pace

4
Silk - White, maroon chevron, maroon star on cap

Eshtiaal (USA)

53 pt D
16/1
  • Form 10-1406
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 91

tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, soon lost place, towards rear and eased over 2f out

5
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, white cap
16/1
  • Form 21025R-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 89

towards rear, pushed along and reminder under 6f out, progress straight, chased leaders 1f out, kept on well without getting to winner inside final furlong

6
Silk - Beige, royal blue chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap
12/1
  • Form 12-1021
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 88

prominent, led before halfway, joined over 3f out, soon headed and no extra from 2f out

7
Silk - MAROON & WHITE HALVED, maroon sleeves, striped cap
12/1
  • Form 480-944
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 86

towards rear, progress and effort straight, no impression and kept on from over 1f out

8
Silk - Emerald green, red diamond, royal blue & yellow halved sleeves, red cap

Theos Well

14 CD
10/1
  • Form 6-45921
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 86

chased leaders, no extra from under 2f out

9
Silk - PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap
7/1
  • Form 23-2311
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

mid-division early, soon chased leaders, travelling smoothly and on terms straight, led 2f out, soon pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on without matching 1st 2

10
Silk - BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star
  • Form 089-522
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 84

mid-division, progress straight, chased leaders 1f out, kept on same pace

11
Silk - Emerald green, red cross sashes, red cap
16/1
  • Form 0-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 84

tracked leaders, every chance straight, one pace from over 1f out

12
Silk - Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap
  • Form 21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 94

mid-division, dropped towards rear and eased over 2f out, tailed off

13
Silk - White & emerald green chevrons, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white star

Papa's Way (IRE)

24 bt CCD
33/1
  • Form 566315
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 83

prominent, pulled up quickly after about 1f

14
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, pink cap
25/1
  • Form 74-6121
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 83

mid-division early, soon chased leaders, prominent approaching straight, no extra and one pace 2f out

16
Silk - Dark blue & yellow quartered, striped sleeves, quartered cap
25/1
  • Form 224441/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 82

towards rear, pushed along at stages, no extra 2f out

17
Silk - Light blue, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds

Udogo

14
33/1
  • Form 343210
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 80

mid-division early, soon chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, soon lost place, towards rear and eased over 2f out, tailed off

18
Silk - Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap

Automated

30 t BFD
10/1
  • Form 331-632
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 79

soon mid-division, progress straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out

19
Silk -  YELLOW, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, green cap

Synopsis

14 t C
33/1
  • Form 1-16009
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 79

mid-division, progress straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out

20
Silk - Maroon, light blue spots on sleeves, light blue cap
12/1
  • Form 58-3612
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 79

towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon no impression, kept on

21
Silk - WHITE, red disc, red chevrons on sleeves, white cap
  • Form 8240-11
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 89

chased leaders, improved to challenge from 2f out, led under 1f out, stayed on well

15
NR
  • Form 084417
  • Age 10
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 82

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Pyromaniac, one of only two course and distance winners, deservedly sits near the head of the betting after another excellent run behind stable companion Quick Jack in a premier handicap at Leopardstown last month. He'll be thereabouts with his rider’s claim to help while Papa's Way, the other to have won over the track and trip, found heavy going against him at Listowel and is better than that. Cradle Mountain has been in good form over hurdles though was beaten a long way into second by Swamp Fox at Listowel last month and it's the latter who should confirm the form. He was completing a hat-trick that day having won twice on the Flat previously and Wayne Lordan should ensure he gets every opportunity. Willie Mullins won this with Digeanta a year ago and his LAWS OF SPIN (NAP) is lurking at the foot of the weights. A rapidly-improving three-year-old, he was conceding 18lb when beating subsequent winner Kandahari over 1m1f at Listowel then stepped up to 1m7f and won going away at Leopardstown. Navan maiden winner Magnolia Rose is amongst numerous others with chances as Pat Smullen picks her over the vastly more experienced Hidden Universe.

Formwatch

Jennies Jewel (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led, headed halfway, regained lead 5f out, soon ridden, headed 3f out, weakened, 8th of 10, 24 1/4l behind Twilight Payment (8-11) at Curragh 2m lst stks (1) hvy in Sep.

Benkei (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, improved to lead 3f out, soon ridden and joined, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 14 3/4l behind Twilight Payment (8-11) at Curragh 2m lst stks (1) hvy in Sep.

Pyromaniac (IRE) 7-2fav (8-8) Mid-division, travelled well to go 6th 2f out, pushed along to lead 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Quick Jack (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep.

Eshtiaal (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace when short of room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 15, 3 1/4l behind Oceane (8-11) at York 2m hcp stks (2) gf in Aug.

Cradle Mountain (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Reluctant to start and reminders, rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, reminders after 5th, ridden and some progress 2 out, went 4th last, under pressure and stayed on well to lead closing stages, won at Tipperary 2m hcp sft in Oct beating Ballyadam Brook (10-9) by 1l, 15 ran.

Slunovrat (FR) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, smooth progress over 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at York 2m hcp stks (4) gs in Sep beating Medina Sidonia (9-1) by 4l, 13 ran.

Alton Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) In rear, headway 4f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 17, 7 1/2l behind Penglai Pavilion (9-1) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp stks (2) gd in Sep.

Theos Well 8-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, 11th 3f out, headway on outer travelling well into 5th 2f out, soon ridden, led 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep beating Pivot Bridge (10-9) by 3 1/4l, 20 ran.

Swamp Fox (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Led and disputed, clear lead before 4th, 5-lengths clear halfway, reduced advantage after 3 out, asserted 2 out, pushed out to go clear before last, kept on strongly run-in, comfortably, won at Listowel 2m hcp hvy in Sep beating Cradle Mountain (10-7) by 11l, 17 ran.

Artful Artist (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, pushed along in 5th 2f out, ridden and some progress between horses into 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Le Vagabond (9-2) at Killarney 1m 6f hcp gf in Aug.

Rashaan (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Mid-division, progress into 6th after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 18 1/4l behind Swamp Fox (10-10) at Listowel 2m hcp hvy in Sep.

Magnolia Rose (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, travelling well 3f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Navan 1m 5f mdn gd in Aug beating Treasure Chest (9-5) by 3 1/4l, 5 ran.

Papa's Way (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Led, pushed along and headed approaching straight, soon no extra in 5th, weakened, 5th of 6, 26l behind Hidden Universe (9-3) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy in Sep.

Prickly (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, ran freely, 2nd halfway, progress to lead approaching straight, pushed along and headed 2 out, ridden and no impression in 6th before last, no extra, 6th of 15, 11 3/4l behind Cradle Mountain (10-9) at Tipperary 2m hcp sft in Oct.

Kashmiri Sunset 5-2 (11-5) Tracked leader until before 6th, close up, driven soon after 3 out, weakened next, blundered last, 3rd of 5, dist behind Our Cat (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f (4) gd in Sep.

Udogo 11-1 (11-9) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 15th of 20, dist behind Theos Well (11-5) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.

Automated 7-2fav (9-12) Towards rear, 8th halfway, progress into 4th 4f out, short of room under 2f out and ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on well between horses inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Gusty Rocky (9-12) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp Yielding - Soft in Sep.

Synopsis 9-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 3rd under 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 20, 20 3/4l behind Theos Well (11-5) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.

Water Sprite (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 5th, fell 3 out, at Sligo 2m 1f hvy in Sep.

Laws Of Spin (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Towards rear, 6th halfway, niggled along under 5f out, driven approaching straight, ridden into 4th 1 1/2f out, rapid headway 1f out to lead final 50 yards, kept on best, won at Leopardstown 1m 7f hcp gd in Aug beating Romanesque (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Hidden Universe (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Towards rear, progress on outer 3f out, ridden in 10th 2f out, 7th 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 20, 6 3/4l behind Theos Well (11-5) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.