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16:25 Curragh (IRE)

Thank You For Your Support In 2019 Curragh Handicap (45-65) (Div 1)

  • 21 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,000
  • 2nd: €2,000
  • 3rd: €1,000
  • 4th: €500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 32.01s
  • Off Time: 16:29:39
  • 21 Ran
1(19)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap
  • Form 261691
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 65
  • Trainer D K Weld
  • Jockey D A McCormack

mid-division early, 8th 3f out, one pace from over 1f out

2(5)
Silk - Orange & black quartered, check sleeves, quartered cap
9/1
  • Form 305706
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 59
  • Trainer A Slattery
  • Jockey A J Slattery

led early, chased leaders, 10th 3f out, soon headway and effort, no extra from over 1f out

3(7)
Silk - Red, emerald green hoop, emerald green armlet, emerald green star on cap
  • Form 084720
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 61
  • Trainer G P Cromwell
  • Jockey G F Carroll

mid-division early, waited with, pushed along and headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to lead inside final 50yds

4(22)
Silk - Emerald green & orange stripes, emerald green cap
  • Form 9-08480
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 58
  • Trainer A A Howard
  • Jockey C D Hayes

a little slow into stride, towards rear, 16th 3f out, soon headway travelling smoothly, pushed along to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening

5(13)
Silk - Light blue, orange spots, orange sleeves, light blue armlet, dark blue cap, orange star
8/1
  • Form 540902
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 58
  • Trainer Denis Hogan
  • Jockey James J Doyle

soon tracked leaders, 4th 3f out, soon pushed along and no extra from over 1f out

6(12)
Silk - Dark green, orange seams, orange sleeves, dark green seams, dark green cap, orange star
  • Form 09907
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 56
  • Trainer Richard O'Brien
  • Jockey K J Manning

soon chased leaders, 5th 3f out, soon switched right, one pace from over 1f out

7(21)
Silk - Yellow & maroon check, yellow sleeves, maroon star on cap
  • Form 089
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 55
  • Trainer W Ross
  • Jockey J A Heffernan

loaded without rider, mid-divison early, 11th 3f out, no extra from over 1f out

8(20)
Silk - YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars
  • Form 8-21054
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer M A Cahill
  • Jockey M P Sheehy

soon chased leaders, 6th 3f out, progress to challenge 1f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on well, headed inside final 50yds

9(16)
Silk - Royal blue, white stars, white & red striped sleeves & cap
20/1
  • Form 180008
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer T J O'Mara
  • Jockey T P Madden

took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, 3rd 3f out, no extra from over 1f out

10(17)
Silk - WHITE, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap
20/1
  • Form 5-07000
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 52
  • Trainer Denis Hogan
  • Jockey J M Sheridan

towards rear, still travelling smoothly and some headway from 3f out, ridden and kept on well without threatening inside final furlong

12(1)
Silk - Red, white sleeves, red diabolo, red cap, white diamonds
25/1
  • Form 090968
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 48
  • Trainer P W Flynn
  • Jockey D E Sheehy

very slowly into stride, towards rear, 17th 3f out, soon no danger

13(2)
Silk - Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star

Caronda

26
33/1
  • Form 486090
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer T Doyle
  • Jockey Emma Louise Doyle

slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along before halfway, soon no danger

14(3)
Silk - Pink, maroon star & sleeves, white cap
  • Form 777586
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer D A McLoughlin
  • Jockey L F Roche

waited with, 15th 3f out, headway and effort from under 2f out, one pace from over 1f out

15(18)
Silk - RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star
28/1
  • Form 632690
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer G Donnelly
  • Jockey N G McCullagh

mid-division early, 13th 3f out, soon not much room and one pace

16(11)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow spots on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots
33/1
  • Form 004509
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer T G McCourt
  • Jockey Karen Kenny

mid-division early, 9th 3f out, no extra from over 1f out

17(6)
Silk - VERMILLION, cream sleeves & sash, vermillion cuffs, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 699668
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer P J F Murphy
  • Jockey K J Leonard

mid-division early, 12th 3f out, soon headway and effort, no extra from over 1f out

18(15)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, emerald green cap, yellow stars
  • Form 0409U0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer G T Lynch
  • Jockey R P Cleary

a little slow into stride, mid-division early, 14th 3f out, kept on same pace without threatening from over 1f out

19(14)
Silk - Dark blue, white disc, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap
  • Form 0-00008
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer C O'Dwyer
  • Jockey C G O'Dwyer

soon tracked leaders, 2nd 3f out, no extra from over 1f out

20(4)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white diamond, royal blue cap, red diamonds
25/1
  • Form 190900
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer T Cleary
  • Jockey A C Persse

dwelt and pushed along briefly, towards rear, pushed along again before hafway, soon no danger

21(8)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, red & white striped cap
  • Form 608006
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer Matthew J Smith
  • Jockey C P Hoban

close up, pushed along before halfway, dropped to 7th 3f out, soon no extra

22(10)
Silk - Red, red & dark green striped sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 09-00S
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 45
  • Trainer T Doyle
  • Jockey M A Gallagher

a little keen, soon led, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon dropped to 3rd and one pace

11(9)
NR
  • Form 000506
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 49
  • Trainer A Slattery
  • Jockey P A Harnett

In depth

Verdict

Scorpion Black is a Gowran specialist and won there again last week for which a 3lb rise doesn't look excessive. RUDISHA (NAP) also ran at that same fixture, staying on strongly over 7f, suggesting her time was close over this longer trip so she gets the nod. Miracles In May looks a real threat as he is only 2lb higher than his victory at Naas in April and looked on the way back with a very good run over this track and trip last month. Procurator is 1lb lower than when successful at Roscommon in July and Tom Madden's claim will aid his cause.

Formwatch

Scorpion Black (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Mid-division, pushed along and some headway early straight, 4th and ridden over 1f out, progress under pressure to lead 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct beating Summer's Dream (8-13) by nk, 16 ran.

Eacharn (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden in last 2f out, went moderate 8th 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 10 1/2l behind Lincoln (9-4) at Sligo 6f gd in May.

Yafordadoe (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, rear of mid-division, lost place on inner halfway, pushed along and no extra early straight, weakened, last of 16, 25 1/4l behind Blacklooks (9-13) at Limerick 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Lily Lily Rose (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Short of room early and dropped towards rear, no impression approaching straight, ridden on outer 1 1/2f out, no extra, kept on one pace, never a factor, 11th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Conversant (8-10) at Listowel 6f hcp sft in Sep.

Rudisha (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 5th early straight, ridden under 2f out and headway to go 2nd early final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Sayesse (9-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Undeniable Fact (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 5th halfway, 4th and pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 16, 6 3/4l behind Blacklooks (9-13) at Limerick 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Everyhouronthehour (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along in rear entering straight, ridden and no impression in rear of mid-division over 1f, no extra, 9th of 11, 16 1/2l behind Bashiyr (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn Yielding in Sep.

Miracles In May (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, 4th 3f out, still chasing leaders over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 24, 5l behind Make Me Sway (9-0) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Sep.

Procurator (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, lost position and pushed along before straight, kept on without threatening from under 2f out, 8th of 16, 7 3/4l behind Tuamhain (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in Sep.

Sharg (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, jumped slightly left 1st and bumped rival, 3rd after 2nd, no extra from 2 out, 13th of 17, 28 1/4l behind Bective Cave (11-5) at Down Royal 2m hcp gd in Aug.

Sahreej (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, switched to far side over 2f out, ridden into 10th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 28, 10l behind Silver Service (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.

Caronda 33-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, raced on outer into straight, kept on same pace without threatening from under 2f out, 10th of 16, 13 3/4l behind Lady In Lavender (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in Sep.

Crafty Hugo (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Towards rear, some headway early straight and ridden in mid-division 2f out, progress into 5th early final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 23, 8 3/4l behind Bear Claws (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp sft in Oct.

Harry Speed (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, close up entering straight, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 16, 14 1/4l behind Sayesse (9-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Mimic's Memory 10-1 (9-9) Dwelt, pushed along towards rear before halfway, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 15 1/2l behind Tyrconnell (10-7) at Laytown 6f hcp pol in Sep.

Mr Whoppit (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, towards rear on outer when not clear run early straight, soon switched right and ridden in rear of mid-division over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 12 3/4l behind Scorpion Black (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Paddytheirishman (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Settled behind leaders early, 5th halfway, dropped to mid-division before 5 out, rear and mistake 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 2 out, at Galway 2m 3f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.

Raise The Tempo (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out and no extra from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 10l behind Clifftop (8-7) at Bellewstown 1m hcp gd in Aug.

Talk Now (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 10th of 16, 12 3/4l behind Sayesse (9-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Countess Matilda (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) In touch in stands' side group, not much room under 3f out and lost place, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong to 6th, no danger, 6th of 25, 7l behind Chagall (8-9) at Cork 7f hcp gd in Sep.

One For Della (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leader, no impression on leaders in 6th 1 1/2f out, slipped up over 1f out, at Tipperary 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

Comhghairdeas (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th and pushed along 2f out, soon ridden and closer 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Drombeg Duke (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.