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13:20 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • 24 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €150,000 added
  • Winner: €88,500
  • 2nd: €28,500
  • 3rd: €13,500
  • 4th: €6,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.68s
  • Off Time: 13:22:14
  • 24 Ran
1(2)
  • Form: 364365
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-12
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: T Hogan
  • Jockey: W J Lee

raced far side group, mid-division early, 12th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong

2(13)
25/1
  • Form: 40-9364
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: G O'Leary
  • Jockey: N G McCullagh

raced far side group, mid-division early, 11th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong

3(6)

Buffer Zone

37 DCD
11/2
  • Form: 347-125
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: C T Keane

raced far side group, prominent, 5th halfway, soon closed travelling smoothly, led under 2f out and ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong

4(4)

Ardhoomey (IRE)

17 t CD
16/1
  • Form: 443078
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: G F Carroll

raced far side group, chased leaders, 7th halfway, effort and pushed along from 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

5(18)

Gulliver

15 pt D
9/1
  • Form: 410600
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: D Tudhope

waited with, raced far side group, 19th halfway, pushed along and headway from 2f out, bumped with rival 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd

6(14)
11/1
  • Form: 3-05208
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: J A Stack
  • Jockey: A J Slattery

a little slow into stride, soon in rear and pushed along far side group, reminders inside first 2f, always behind

7(15)
11/2
  • Form: 215111
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Jockey: J M Sheridan

raced far side group, prominent, 4th halfway, soon closed up travelling smoothly, ridden to challenge from under 2f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd

8(25)
16/1
  • Form: 86-2124
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: T Hogan
  • Jockey: B M Coen

dwelt, raced near side group, chased leaders, 9th halfway, no impression from 2f out

10(1)
14/1
  • Form: 188392
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: T D Barron
  • Jockey: R P Downey

raced far side group, waited with, 21st halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

11(23)
25/1
  • Form: 761450
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 88
  • Trainer: D Marnane
  • Jockey: G P Halpin

prominent, raced near side group, 6th halfway, pushed along from 2f out, lost place and no impression over 1f out, soon no extra

12(5)
  • Form: 3-50197
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 88
  • Trainer: A McGuinness
  • Jockey: S Foley

raced far side group, waited with, 17th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong

13(10)
33/1
  • Form: 8160-79
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: D English
  • Jockey: C D Hayes

edged right away from stalls, raced far side group, prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along and effort from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

14(12)
20/1
  • Form: 321/4-57
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: A McGuinness
  • Jockey: C P Hoban

raced far side group, prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

15(3)
14/1
  • Form: 510671
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 82
  • Trainer: Miss N Lupini
  • Jockey: K J Leonard

waited with, raced far side group, 18th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

16(21)
  • Form: 166250
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: Madeleine Tylicki
  • Jockey: D Egan

raced near side group, mid-division early, 14th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong

17(20)

Master Matt

29 p CD
16/1
  • Form: 505126
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: Matthew J Smith
  • Jockey: S P Davis

uneasy in stalls, raced near side group, soon chased leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along and effort from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

18(19)
11/1
  • Form: 301135
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 80
  • Trainer: A A Howard
  • Jockey: N M Crosse

soon raced near side group and waited with, 23rd halfway, soon no impression

19(24)

Tresorier

103 D
25/1
  • Form: 0650-84
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: John Feane
  • Jockey: Gabriele Malune

raced near side group, mid-division early, 13th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong

20(8)
33/1
  • Form: 225692
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: D English
  • Jockey: L F Roche

a little slow into stride, raced far side group, waited with, 20th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

21(17)

Blyton

16 b D
50/1
  • Form: 900949
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 79
  • Trainer: L Comer
  • Jockey: James J Doyle

slightly bumped with rival away from stalls and pushed along briefly, raced far side group, 10th halfway, bumped with rival 1 1/2f out, no extra when squeezed for room inside final furlong

22(11)

Maarek

16 CDCD
50/1
  • Form: 675640
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: Miss E McCutcheon
  • Jockey: M A Gallagher

raced far side group, soon pushed along and towards rear, 22nd halfway, no impression from 2f out

23(16)
  • Form: 242366
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: T M Walsh
  • Jockey: M P Sheehy

slightly bumped with rival away from stalls, raced far side group, waited with, 15th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

24(22)
  • Form: 215400
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 73
  • Trainer: A Slattery
  • Jockey: A C Persse

raced near side group, waited with, 16th halfway, switched right over 2f out and pushed along and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong

25(7)
66/1
  • Form: 12-4230
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: Anthony McCann
  • Jockey: C G O'Dwyer

pushed along briefly early, raced far side group and soon led, headed under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

9(9)
NR

Verhoyen

57 b DCD
7/1
  • Form: 413421
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: M C Grassick
  • Jockey: R P Cleary

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

UK raiders have a fine record in this and both David O'Meara and David Barron have won it in recent years. The former saddles Gulliver, who won at York in June and has run in all the top sprint handicaps subsequently, while the latter goes with Venturous, headed close home in the Stewards' Cup consolation at Goodwood. Make A Challenge has been in superb form having won four of his last five and doesn't look as though he's finished yet after winning here last month. Buffer Zone won here in June then was just touched off by VEROHYEN on a return visit before a fair run in a Group 3. The latter is 3lb worse off so there's nothing between the pair again but Michael Grassick's charge is taken to confirm the form. Blairmayne looks held on that run though did better when scoring here last month and enters the equation.

Formwatch

Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4f out until shaken up entering final 2f, outpaced over 1f out, plugged on again late, 5th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Qaysar (9-5) at Haydock 7f stks (3) sft in Sep.

Primo Uomo (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Waited with behind leaders, raced near side, headway and pushed along over 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Cityman (8-10) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Sep.

Buffer Zone 7-2 (9-7) Soon raced in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, soon effort, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Gustavus Weston (9-3) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Aug.

Ardhoomey (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders in far side group, under pressure 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on same pace under 1f out, no danger, 8th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Nitro Boost (9-0) at Tipperary 5f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.

Gulliver 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 4 1/4l behind War Glory (9-1) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (2) pol in Aug.

Eclipse Storm 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division in far side group, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 19, 5 3/4l behind Verhoyen (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jul.

Make A Challenge (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced far side group, 4th halfway, soon headway travelling smoothly and on terms, pushed along to gain narrow lead 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well to hold on at the finish, won at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Aug beating Master Matt (8-4) by nk, 14 ran.

Rhydwyn (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Soon led, pushed along under 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and one pace after, 4th of 8, 6l behind Flight Risk (10-0) at Cork 7f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.

Venturous (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in group of 5 in centre, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 23, nk behind Poyle Vinnie (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

Alfredo Arcano (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Broke well and prominent early, mid-division halfway, soon pushed along and towards rear 2f out, no extra, 21st of 23, 9 1/4l behind Blairmayne (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

Sirjack Thomas (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed along approaching straight, soon lost position and one pace, 7th of 15, 7 1/2l behind Cyrus Dallin (8-7) at Listowel 7f hcp sft in Sep.

North Wind (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Prominent early, mid-division halfway, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 12 3/4l behind Romanised (9-8) at Curragh 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jul.

Scorching Heat 20-1 (9-7) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 23, 1 1/2l behind Blairmayne (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

Blairmayne (IRE) 6-1fav (9-2) Mid-division on stands' side, pushed along soon after halfway, ridden and headway into 5th over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to lead on line, won at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug beating Ducky Mallon (8-11) by hd, 23 ran.

Mary Salome (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along briefly from halfway, no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 15, 11 3/4l behind Cyrus Dallin (8-7) at Listowel 7f hcp sft in Sep.

Master Matt 7-2 (10-8) A little uneasy in stalls, soon chased leaders, pushed along from halfway, switched left over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kodiqueen (10-0) at Cork 5f hcp gd in Aug.

Miss Jabeam (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Towards rear, raced near side, pushed along over 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Cityman (8-10) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Sep.

Tresorier 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division and 5th on outer from halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression in 4th inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home, 4th of 7, 7 3/4l behind Dash D'Or (8-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp sft in Jun.

Twenty Minutes 2-1 (12-0) Held up in rear, travelling well in 4th behind leaders under 3f out, switched right and pushed along to go 3rd over 1f out, ridden and went 2nd 100 yards out, kept on well under pressure, not reach winner, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Confident Kid (11-7) at Laytown 7f pol in Sep.

Blyton 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway and no impression in mid-division under 2f out, soon ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 9th of 23, 4 1/4l behind Blairmayne (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

Maarek 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear on stands' side, pushed along after halfway and no impression under 2f out, no extra, kept on one pace final furlong, 19th of 23, 8 1/2l behind Blairmayne (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

Castletownshend (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on far side, pushed along 2f out and 4th 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong, no impression closing stages, 6th of 23, 1 1/2l behind Blairmayne (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

Sunset Nova (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Led early, soon tracked leaders, pushed along into straight, no extra from under 2f out, 12th of 14, 22 1/2l behind Facethepuckout (9-10) at Listowel 7f hcp sft in Sep.

That's Not Me (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 11 1/2l behind Six Strings (9-9) at Catterick 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Verhoyen 14-1 (8-4) Prominent on far side and led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jul beating Buffer Zone (9-2) by 3/4l, 19 ran.