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17:55 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Northfields' Handicap

  • 21 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €150,000 added
  • Winner: €89,999
  • 2nd: €28,500
  • 3rd: €13,500
  • 4th: €4,500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 11.55s
  • Off Time: 18:00:45
  • 21 Ran
1st
2nd
20/1

      4th
      10/1

          1(2)
          13/2
          • Form: 32-0115
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 9-12
          • Official Rating: 104
          • Trainer: M Halford
          • Jockey: S Foley

          mid-division, 10th early, pushed along in 11th 3f out, no impression from over 1f out

          3(15)
          33/1
          • Form: 404070
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 9-8
          • Official Rating: 100
          • Trainer: G M Lyons
          • Jockey: G F Carroll

          towards rear, 18th early, 14th 3f out, raced on outer straight, no impression and kept on inside final furlong

          4(16)

          Tandem

          17 D
          10/1
          • Form: 01837/1
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 9-8
          • Official Rating: 100
          • Trainer: D K Weld
          • Jockey: P J Smullen

          held up, 15th early, 13th 3f out, switched right under 2f out, improved to challenge 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

          5(6)
          5/1
          • Form: 451323
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 9-8
          • Official Rating: 100
          • Trainer: G M Lyons
          • Jockey: C T Keane

          tracked leaders, soon 5th, 7th 3f out, no impression 1f out, soon no extra

          6(13)
          • Form: 21-16
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-5
          • Official Rating: 104
          • Trainer: A P O'Brien
          • Jockey: D O'Brien

          mid-division, 9th early, 10th 3f out, soon no impression, no extra and eased final furlong

          7(20)
          11/1
          • Form: 128739
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 9-5
          • Official Rating: 97
          • Trainer: M Johnston
          • Jockey: F Norton

          prominent, soon 2nd, on terms after 4f, headed straight, slightly impeded from over 2f out, still every chance 1f out, one pace inside final furlong

          8(7)
          25/1
          • Form: 59-8081
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 9-4
          • Official Rating: 96
          • Trainer: M Halford
          • Jockey: C P Hoban

          pushed along to chase leaders, 11th early, 12th 3f out, no impression from over 1f out

          9(17)
          20/1
          • Form: 416540
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 9-4
          • Official Rating: 96
          • Trainer: G M Lyons
          • Jockey: Oisin Murphy

          held up, 14th early, went 9th 3f out, headway under presure from over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed

          10(1)
          • Form: 213021
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 8-12
          • Official Rating: 90
          • Trainer: D Kinsella
          • Jockey: K J Leonard

          soon led, joined after 4f, led again straight, pressed and edged left from over 2f out, headed inside final furlong and flicked tail, kept on without matching 1st 2

          11(21)
          12/1
          • Form: 32412
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-12
          • Official Rating: 97
          • Trainer: D Wachman
          • Jockey: W M Lordan

          soon chased leaders in 7th, pushed along under 4f out, 4th 3f out, challenged 1f out, on terms inside final furlong, soon led, stayed on well, all out

          12(14)
          • Form: 715185
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 8-10
          • Official Rating: 88
          • Trainer: A Oliver
          • Jockey: C D Hayes

          prominent, soon 4th, 3rd 3f out, slightly impeded from over 2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out

          13(5)
          50/1
          • Form: 6-02300
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 8-10
          • Official Rating: 88
          • Trainer: J S Bolger
          • Jockey: K J Manning

          held up, 13th early, 15th 3f out and ridden, soon no impression, no extra and eased inside final furlong

          14(10)
          14/1
          • Form: 42124
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-8
          • Official Rating: 93
          • Trainer: J S Bolger
          • Jockey: R P Cleary

          prominent, soon 3rd, 6th 3f out and pushed along, soon no impression, no extra and eased final furlong

          15(22)
          5/1
          • Form: 34-1474
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 8-7
          • Official Rating: 85
          • Trainer: R M Beckett
          • Jockey: J P Spencer

          in rear, stumbled slightly early, soon pushed along briefly, 19th 3f out, headway 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

          16(3)

          Nebulla

          25
          14/1
          • Form: 21-91
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-7
          • Official Rating: 92
          • Trainer: J M Oxx
          • Jockey: D P McDonogh

          soon raced in 8th, pushed along under 4f out, improved to challenge 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

          17(9)
          40/1
          • Form: 070670
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 8-7
          • Official Rating: 85
          • Trainer: K Prendergast
          • Jockey: G P Halpin

          held up, 16th early, pushed along halfway, 20th 3f out, soon no impression

          18(19)
          • Form: 824114
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 8-6
          • Official Rating: 84
          • Trainer: Edmond Linehan
          • Jockey: D W O'Connor

          tracked leaders, soon 6th, closed up under 4f out, 5th 3f out, no impression from 2f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong

          19(12)
          20/1
          • Form: 2/6203-7
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 8-5
          • Official Rating: 83
          • Trainer: D K Weld
          • Jockey: L F Roche

          towards rear, 19th early, 16th 3f out, headway under pressure to chase leaders 1f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong

          20(8)
          • Form: 1362
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-4
          • Official Rating: 89
          • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
          • Jockey: T P Madden

          held up, 17th early, pushed along halfway, 18th 3f out, soon no impression

          21(4)
          20/1
          • Form: 51-5020
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 8-4
          • Official Rating: 80
          • Trainer: A J Martin
          • Jockey: J F Egan

          mid-division, 12th early, pushed along over 4f out, 17th and under pressure 3f out, soon no impression, no extra and eased inside final furlong

          22(11)
          25/1
          • Form: 625217
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-4
          • Official Rating: 85
          • Trainer: D Marnane
          • Jockey: Hayley Turner

          towards rear, still last 3f out, one pace straight

          2(18)
          NR
          8/1
          • Form: 1120/2
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 9-10
          • Official Rating: 102
          • Trainer: J S Bolger
          • Jockey: K J Manning

          In depth

          Verdict

          Hasanour has won three times over a mile around here and was unlucky in-running when tried over this trip at Navan in July. LOCH GARMAN has had very little racing and returned from a long absence to chase home stablemate Parish Hall in a Listed contest here in April. He hasn't been seen subsequently but Jim Bolger will have him ready to challenge for this nice prize and he gets the nod. The very consistent Unsinkable went up 6lb for finishing a close third in a valuable handicap at Galway and is 21lb higher than his last winning mark but Tandem looked back to his best at Tipperary and looks well treated on the pick of his form. The three-year-old Archangel Raphael finished last in the Grand Prix De Paris but the fact that he took his chance in a Group 1 after completing a double in minor company suggests connections have high hopes for him. There are numerous dangers including Torcedor, an excellent second on his handicap debut at the Galway Festival and open to any amount of improvement.

          Formwatch

          Hasanour (USA) 10-3fav (9-12) Settled towards rear, 10th 4f out, ridden in closer 7th 2f out, slightly short of room between horses 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind I'll Be Your Clown (8-7) at Navan 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.

          Piri Wango (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division, dropped to 21st halfway, driven over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, stayed on well 1 1/2f out, no threat, 12th of 22, 8 1/2l behind Hint of A Tint (9-3) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.

          Tandem 2-1fav (9-8) Held up in rear, wide into straight and closer 2f out, pushed along in 3rd over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Tipperary 1m 1f Yielding - Soft in Aug beating In My Pocket (9-5) by 1/2l, 4 ran.

          Unsinkable (IRE) 5-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, stayed on into 3rd entering straight, kept on final furlong, pressed leaders close home and just held for 2nd, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.

          Archangel Raphael (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) last of 6, 11 1/4l behind Erupt (9-2) at Longchamp 1m 4f Grp 1 stks gd in Jul.

          Sennockian Star 10-1 (9-1) Led until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10 3/4l behind Exosphere (8-5) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

          Castle Guest (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Soon settled 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, driven into 2nd 1f out,ridden to lead narrowly inside final 150 yards, kept on best, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f gf in Jul beating Xebec (8-8) by 1/2l, 6 ran.

          Fog of War 16-1 (9-12) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, progress to lead briefly approaching straight, no impression in 3rd over 1f out, weakened, 10th of 15, 12l behind Clondaw Warrior (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft in Jul.

          Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Made all, ridden 2f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Killarney 1m 3f hcp fll gd in Aug beating Break My Mind (9-9) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.

          Torcedor (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Soon tracked leaders in 5th, closed up over 3f out, on terms from over 2f out, gained narrow lead before straight, headed and kept on without matching winner well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Harasava (8-13) at Galway 1m 4f hcp Yielding in Jul.

          I'll Be Your Clown (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on into 5th 1f out, no impression final furlong and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Macnicholson (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.

          Intensical (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Raced 9th, driven under 4f out, ridden under 3f out and dropped towards rear, kept on same pace final furlong, 14th of 22, 10 1/4l behind Hint of A Tint (9-3) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.

          Salthouse (IRE) 9-10fav (9-3) Held up 4th, not much room on inner under 2f out, driven over 1f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 4th, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Castle Guest (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f gf in Jul.

          Green Light 15-2 (8-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, not clear run 2f out, soon switched right to inside, not clear run again and switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, but never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Exosphere (8-5) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

          Nebulla 7-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along and no impression entering straight, progress outer 2f out and ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Killarney 1m 3f gd in Aug beating Buyer Beware (9-5) by 1l, 4 ran.

          Vastonea (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear over 2f out, no extra under 2f out, last of 22, 22 3/4l behind Hint of A Tint (9-3) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.

          Aurelia Cotta (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led, headed after 1f, chased leader in 2nd halfway, closer and wide into straight, soon pushed along and dropped to rear, no extra final furlong, last of 4, 6 1/2l behind Tandem (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f Yielding - Soft in Aug.

          Show Court (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along in 7th entering straight and 4th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 10l behind Clondaw Warrior (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft in Jul.

          Buyer Beware (IRE) 11-2fav (9-5) Ran 3rd, pushed along and no impression entering straight, closer and ridden 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Nebulla (9-5) at Killarney 1m 3f gd in Aug.

          Shalamzar (FR) 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along and dropped towards rear entering straight, no extra, 10th of 14, 21 1/2l behind Intisari (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.

          Pullman Brown (USA) 11-4fav (9-5) Mid-division early, improved to 2nd after 2f, driven 2 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd and ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 8, 18 1/2l behind Aurelia Cotta (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Aug.

          Loch Garman (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, went 3rd again 1f out, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Parish Hall (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f lst stks (1) Good - Yielding in Apr.