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13:50 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Bold Lad' Sprint Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • 22 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €150,000 added
  • Winner: €90,000
  • 2nd: €30,000
  • 3rd: €15,000
  • 4th: €7,500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.33s
  • Off Time: 13:53:46
  • 22 Ran
1(12)
Silk - White, dark blue & white check sleeves, dark blue cap
9/1
  • Form 006421
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 105

towards rear, headway and switched right 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer

2(7)
Silk - Dark blue, white cross sashes, emerald green cap
  • Form 6015-21
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 96

towards rear, headway over 2f out, took closer order over 1f out, kept on, no extra close home

3(14)
Silk - Grey

Fresh

15 t D
13/2
  • Form 0-50505
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 100

rear of mid-division, effort over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest at finish

4(20)
Silk - White, dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue & yellow hooped cap
6/1
  • Form 670781
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 98

rear, switched right and headway under 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong

5(23)
Silk - Pink, black sleeves, striped cap
16/1
  • Form 724963
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 98

rear of mid-division, headway 1 1/2f out, closed final 150 yards, led final 100 yards, ran on well

7(16)
Silk - Royal Blue, Orange seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Orange cap

Mr Wagyu (IRE)

15 v DCD
10/1
  • Form 397749
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leader, every chance final furlong, kept on, not reach leaders

8(6)
Silk - BLACK, red cross of lorraine, red stars on sleeves, red star on cap
11/1
  • Form 11-1022
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division, pushed along and progress over 1f out, weakened final 150 yards

9(8)
Silk - Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots

Master Matt

30 bt CD
40/1
  • Form 212003
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 92

tracked leader, under pressure 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong

10(11)
Silk - Black, red chevron, red armlet, red cap, black stars
66/1
  • Form 355-948
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 93

towards rear, headway 2f out, under pressure 1 1/2f out, weakened over 1f out

11(9)
Silk - Red & black chevrons, quartered cap
9/1
  • Form 14P341
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 91

dwelt slightly, soon rear of mid-division, progress 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, no extra close home

12(17)
Silk - White & orange halved, emerald green sleeves, white stars, white cap, emerald green stars
11/1
  • Form 302033
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 89

reared slightly leaving stalls, soon mid-division, under pressure 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

13(15)
Silk - Dark blue, beige panel, white cap
25/1
  • Form 085758
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 88

rear, no impression 1 1/2f out, never a factor

14(25)
Silk - White and orange halved, emerald green sleeves, white stars, orange cap
  • Form 0508-57
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 88

prominent, under pressure and lost place halfway, weakened 1 1/2f out

15(2)
Silk - Emerald green, emerald green & mauve hooped sleeves, mauve cap
50/1
  • Form 34-1106
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 86

in touch, took closer order 1 1/2f out, under pressure 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

16(1)
Silk - WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap
10/1
  • Form 1-50552
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 84

in touch, took closer order before halfway, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened 1 1/2f out

17(4)
Silk - Royal blue, black seams, royal blue sleeves, white cap, black star

The Organiser

21 DCD
12/1
  • Form 63-5051
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 83

rear of mid-division, switched right and raced alone on far side 2 1/2f out, progress 1f out, weakened closing stages

18(10)
Silk - RED & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap

Arnhem (IRE)

8 DCD
20/1
  • Form 3/2-3013
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 82

in touch, under pressure 1 1/2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong

19(3)
Silk - Grey, pink star & sleeves, pink star on cap
  • Form 4421
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 84

prominent, travelled well to lead narrowly over 2f out, increased advantage 1f out, kept on, headed final 100 yards, no impression on winner

20(18)
Silk - YELLOW & BLACK CHECK, yellow sleeves, red cap
  • Form 754121
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 81

broke well to lead narrowly, headed over 2f out, lost place and weakened under 2f out

22(13)
Silk - PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap
  • Form 531166
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 80

reared slightly leaving stalls, soon in touch, under pressure 2f out, lost place and weakened 1 1/2f out

23(19)
Silk - Dark blue, light blue chevron, light blue star on cap
66/1
  • Form 159395
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 82

rear, slightly detached and under pressure before halfway, progress over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, never on terms

24(24)
Silk - Maroon, maroon & yellow striped sleeves, yellow star on cap
50/1
  • Form 006010
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 75

prominent, under pressure and lost place after 1 1/2f, no impression towards rear under 2f out, modest late headway

6(21)
NR
20/1
  • Form 530087
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

NonRunner

21(22)
NR
16/1
  • Form 874221
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 77

NonRunner

25(5)
NR
66/1
  • Form 610288
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 73

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Mr Wagyu has won over 5f here and was beaten less than a length into third in this a year ago. However, he has finished behind Summerghand on several occasions including at York last time when FRESH was staying on strongly. The winner's regular partner Danny Tudhope is on board James Fanshawe's charge here as he was for his two victories in top 7f handicaps at Ascot last autumn. This stiff 6f should prove ideal and he gets the vote though another UK raider, Albasheer, dead-heated with Summerghand in that event on the Kavesmire and has much more scope. Big Gossey loves it around here and though well beaten last year he's been given a chance by the handicapper, especially with his rider's claim to aid his cause. The Highway Rat is very smart at his best though a penalty for his Navan victory won't help. The three-year-old Never Shout Never and Eddie Lynam's Jon Riggens are others to note in a very tough opener.

Formwatch

Summerghand (IRE) 11-2fav (9-9) Midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, joined shortly before line, won at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug beating Albasheer (9-2), 17 ran.

The Highway Rat (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and headway to lead 1f out, ridden and kept on well final 100 yards, won at Navan 5f hcp Yielding in Sep beating Silmaniya (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Fresh 14-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Summerghand (9-9) at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

Albasheer (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along 2f out, short of room over 1f out, headway when in the clear 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, joined leader shortly before line, won at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug beating Summerghand (9-9), 17 ran.

Big Gossey (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear early, improved into 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, under pressure in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/4l behind Jon Riggens (9-1) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.

Mr Wagyu (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 4 3/4l behind Summerghand (9-9) at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

Dandyville (IRE) 15-8fav (9-4) Mid-division and 5th on inner halfway, pushed along and progress from 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, improved to challenge inside final 200 yards, kept on well and just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Hispanic (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.

Master Matt 11-4 (9-8) Jumped awkwardly and collided with stall door, soon recovered to lead, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Lady Tilbury (9-6) at Tipperary 5f sft in Aug.

Apache Outlaw (IRE) 17-2 (9-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Coumshingaun (8-9) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jul.

Jon Riggens (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, progress 1 1/2f out, ridden into 4th towards near side 1f out, stayed on to press leader inside final furlong, led narrowly final 50 yards, kept on well close home, won at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug beating Heavenly Power (8-10) by nk, 13 ran.

Laugh A Minute 16-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in 9th 2f out, soon ridden, 2nd and no impression on winner 1f out, 3rd and no extra close home, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Dunum (9-4) at Galway 7f hcp sft in Aug.

Prisoner's Dilemma 13-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, rear of mid-division, effort entering final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Get It (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (2) pol in Sep.

Volatile Analyst (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, some progress 1 1/2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Jon Riggens (9-1) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.

Bellaphina (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on far side, ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Ocean Quest (9-5) at Naas 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) Good - Yielding in Aug.

Heavenly Power (IRE) 7-2fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, narrowly headed final 50 yards, held close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Jon Riggens (9-1) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.

The Organiser 7-2fav (10-7) Held up towards rear, progress on near side under 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, led at line, won at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug beating Nordic Passage (10-0) by ns, 14 ran.

Arnhem (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Mid-division, 5th halfway, pushed along under 2f out and no impression 1f out, ridden and kept on well final 150 yards to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 7, 1l behind The Highway Rat (9-13) at Navan 5f hcp Yielding in Sep.

Never Shout Never (IRE) 10-3fav (10-7) Prominent and pressed leader, close 2nd halfway, led under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Cork 5f hcp sft in Aug beating Distillate (9-2) by 3 1/4l, 13 ran.

Little Queenie (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged 2f out, pushed along and disputed over 1f out, ridden and led narrowly 1f out, kept on well, asserted final 50 yards, won at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Aug beating Silmaniya (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.

Curraheen Princess (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on near side, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Little Queenie (8-11) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Aug.

Sioux Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along in rear before halfway, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on well inside final 150 yards, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind The Highway Rat (9-13) at Navan 5f hcp Yielding in Sep.

Secret Magician (IRE) 7-2fav (9-12) Rear of mid-division in far side group, under pressure 1 1/2f out, no impression final furlong, 10th of 17, 6 1/4l behind Arnhem (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.

Hurricane Ivor (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Prominent and led halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 7, 5 1/2l behind The Highway Rat (9-13) at Navan 5f hcp Yielding in Sep.

Nordic Passage (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Aug beating Razzam (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.

Livingston Range (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Led near side group, closed 2f out, under pressure over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, weakened closing stages, 8th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Arnhem (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.