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15:15 Curragh (IRE)

Happy Halloween Nursery Handicap (45-70) (Plus 10)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,000 added
  • Winner: €6,600
  • 2nd: €2,200
  • 3rd: €1,100
  • 4th: €551
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 49.12s
  • Off Time: 15:15:38
  • 14 Ran
2(6)
Silk - Grey, purple panel, check cap
4/1
  • Form 5082
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 68
  • Trainer J S Bolger
  • Jockey W T Byrne

disputed lead early, prominent, 3rd 3f out, no impression when drifted left inside final furlong, one pace

3(10)
Silk - Emerald green, red seams, white cap
  • Form 00958
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 67
  • Trainer Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey S Foley

waited with towards rear, some headway behind horses from 3f out, impeded over 1f out, impeded again inside final furlong, kept on without threatening

4(9)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 045
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 65
  • Trainer J S Bolger
  • Jockey K J Manning

disputed lead early, soon led, joined over 3f out, soon headed, no extra from over 1f out

5(3)
Silk - Grey, pink stars, pink cap
  • Form 900
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer P J Flynn
  • Jockey C P Hoban

tracked leaders, 6th 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out

6(8)
Silk - Black, red sash, white sleeves, black cap
  • Form 805046
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer P F O'Donnell
  • Jockey J M Sheridan

a little keen, waited with towards rear, headway and effort from 3f out, challenged and on terms under 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and kept on without matching winner from over 50yds out

7(15)
Silk - White, large black spots, white cap
  • Form 475004
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 58
  • Trainer Matthew J Smith
  • Jockey W J Lee

raced alone on outer, prominent, on terms over 3f out, soon led, headed over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

8(5)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamonds on sleeves, striped cap
33/1
  • Form 0780
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 57
  • Trainer N Meade
  • Jockey C T Keane

a little keen, soon mid-division, 10th 3f out, soon headway travelling smoothly, switched right over 2f out, soon pushed along, no extra from over 1f out

9(4)
Silk - Emerald green, royal blue star, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue star on cap
  • Form 725797
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 57
  • Trainer G P Cromwell
  • Jockey A J Slattery

tracked leaders, disputed 4th 3f out, no extra from over 1f out

10(2)
Silk - Light blue, large black spots, black spots on cap
  • Form 590
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 56
  • Trainer A McGuinness
  • Jockey L F Roche

waited with towards rear, closed to dispute 7th 3f out, gained narrow lead over 2f out, soon joined, headed over 1f out, no extra after

11(14)
Silk - Dark green, white epaulettes, white star on cap
  • Form 000
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 56
  • Trainer T Cooper
  • Jockey P A Harnett

waited with towards rear, 12th 3f out, soon headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

12(11)
Silk - Dark blue & white chevrons, white sleeves, dark blue diabolo, white cap, dark blue star
20/1
  • Form 09700
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer P McCreery
  • Jockey N M Crosse

soon mid-division, 11th 3f out, soon some headway, no extra from over 1f out

13(13)
Silk - Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap
  • Form 9070
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey M P Sheehy

soon mid-division, disputed 7th 3f out, soon headway, led over 50yds out, kept on well

14(1)
Silk - YELLOW, dark green seams, dark green stars on sleeves & cap
50/1
  • Form 0900
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 51
  • Trainer P Martin
  • Jockey K J Leonard

soon mid-division, pushed along from halfway, 9th 3f out, no extra from over 1f out

15(12)
Silk - Black & red diamonds
  • Form 67090
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 50
  • Trainer B W Duke
  • Jockey R P Cleary

a little keen, tracked leaders, disputed 4th 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out

1(7)
NR
5/2
  • Form 3371
  • Age 2
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer J P O'Brien
  • Jockey D O'Brien

In depth

Verdict

It's rare to find a Ballydoyle entry at the bottom of the weights in a nursery but Scholastic hasn't done enough to warrant consideration. ZOOM ZOOM BABE had only shown moderate form before tackling a nursery at Leopardstown on Saturday where he came with a late burst to land the spoils over this trip. He has a penalty to contend with but can hold off Sasta, another who improved massively on her nursery debut when just failing to overhaul the winner at Gowran last week when several of these were behind. The latter's yard is also represented by Benignitas, who caught the eye in a Listowel maiden last time and makes her handicap debut on what could prove a very lenient mark.

Formwatch

Sasta (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 4th and ridden under 2f out, headway into 2nd 150 yards out and kept on well, not reach winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Simply True (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Waterville Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Reared from stalls, towards rear, pushed along entering straight, ridden and some headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 16, 6 1/4l behind Simply True (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Benignitas (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Prominent briefly, chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Santiago (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn sft in Sep.

Camogue Wood (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and some headway early straight, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 12, 15 1/2l behind Arthur's Kingdom (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn hvy in Oct.

Dragon Of Malta (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division on outer, some headway entering straight, ridden 2f out and 6th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, edged right close home, 6th of 16, 4 3/4l behind Simply True (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Bigz Belief (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along early straight, ridden 2f out and 5th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 4l behind Simply True (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Bass Reeves (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, never a factor, last of 19, 17 3/4l behind The King Of Kells (8-11) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy in Sep.

Princess Mayson (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) In rear, moderate 10th 3f out, soon pushed along, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Borelli (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp hvy in Sep.

Dame Rapide (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) A little slow into stride, soon tracked leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 13th of 18, 6 1/2l behind Layfayette (8-11) at Navan 6f mdn gf in Sep.

Miss Adventurous (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Pushed along briefly early, raced on inner, soon towards rear, some headway straight, kept on same pace without threatening from 1f out, 10th of 14, 8 3/4l behind Stela Star (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Sep.

Portara (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 12th of 19, 10l behind The King Of Kells (8-11) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy in Sep.

Scholastic (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on far side, ridden over 2f out, weakened, 13th of 19, 10 1/2l behind The King Of Kells (8-11) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy in Sep.

Sea Breezer (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 16th of 19, 15 1/2l behind The King Of Kells (8-11) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy in Sep.

Made In Pimlico (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 19, 9 3/4l behind The King Of Kells (8-11) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy in Sep.

Zoom Zoom Babe 8-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon raced towards rear, 7th over 3f out, headway over 1f out where switched right, ridden final 150 yards, edged left and ran on strongly to lead close home, won at Leopardstown 1m hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct beating Total Euphoria (8-4) by nk, 9 ran.