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14:10 Curragh (IRE)

Luke & Nellie Comer Apprentice Handicap (60-80)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,500 added
  • Winner: €7,935
  • 2nd: €1,840
  • 3rd: €805
  • 4th: €461
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 26.93s
  • Off Time: 14:10:33
  • 10 Ran
1(8)
Silk - WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 150134
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 78

soon led, a little keen, pushed along 2f out, soon joined and headed, one pace from over 1f out

2(11)
Silk - Royal blue & white hoops, white chevrons on sleeves, white diamond on cap
8/1
  • Form 631651
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 77

soon tracked leaders, close up in 3rd 3f out, still travelling smoothly 2f out, soon challenged and on terms, headed over 1f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong

4(1)
Silk - RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap
  • Form 2-14601
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 73

prominent, 4th 3f out, soon pushed along, no impression 1 1/2f out

6(9)
Silk - ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap

Dashwood

126 p D
11/1
  • Form 1-55358
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 70

refused to race

7(2)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, red cap, royal blue stars
5/1
  • Form 6-06138
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 68

prominent, 6th 3f out, still travelling smoothly 2f out, no impression under pressure and one pace from over 1f out

8(6)
Silk - Black, red spots, black cap, white spots
10/1
  • Form 114267
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 67

in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression

10(10)
Silk - BLACK & RED HOOPS, grey sleeves, red cap
  • Form 510-070
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 71

held up, closer in 5th 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

11(3)
Silk - PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap
10/1
  • Form 550725
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 62

soon tracked leaders, 7th 3f out, pushed along 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong

12(4)
Silk - Royal blue, pink cross sashes, pink & royal blue check cap
5/1
  • Form 384-102
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 61

held up, 8th 3f out, soon pushed along, headway from over 1f out to chase leaders, kept on same pace inside final furlong

13(5)
Silk - White & grey halved, white sleeves, royal blue cap
12/1
  • Form 4-75286
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 62

took keen hold, tracked leaders, close up in 2nd 3f out, pushed along 2f out, no impression and one pace from over 1f out

3(13)
NR
25/1
  • Form 314650
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 75

5(7)
NR

Zylan (IRE)

7 v D
5/1
  • Form 83-4241
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 77

9(12)
NR
16/1
  • Form 844-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 72

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Many of these would be better off on the all-weather including Balmont Blast, who won easily at Dundalk but is 9lb higher here. Chillie Billie is a specialist at this trip and gained another victory when just holding the fast finishing SISTER SLEW at Galway. The latter is 7lb better off and should have little trouble reversing the form and she can take this. Beat The Ballot is 12lb higher than his last winning mark while Zylan makes his handicap debut after landing a Dundalk maiden and this is much tougher.

Formwatch

Beat The Ballot (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, disputed entering straight, 2nd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Beau Satchel (10-0) at Galway 7f hcp Yielding in Jul.

Chillie Billie 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge entering straight, led narrowly 150 yards out, kept on under pressure, edged left close home, held on, won at Galway 7f hcp Yielding in Aug beating Sister Slew (8-12) by hd, 14 ran.

Balmont Blast (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Tracked leader in 3rd, ridden to lead over 2f out, asserted over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jul beating The Butche's Filly (8-10) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.

Dashwood 13-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 10 3/4l behind In Salutem (9-3) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding in Apr.

Lake George (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Plough Boy (9-7) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.

Shabra Emperor (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden in moderate 12th 2f out, some late progress inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Captain Cullen (10-3) at Curragh 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

Cailin Mor (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Bit slowly away, pushed up to lead after 1f, 3 lengths clear halfway, reduced advantage and pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, weakened, last of 11, 12 1/4l behind Captain Power (9-11) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gf in Aug.

Tom Dooley (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 12th under 3f out, driven entering straight, progress to 7th 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 5th, never nearer, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Three Bells (9-4) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gf in Aug.

Sister Slew (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, 11th 2f out, progress outer 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, edged right and bumped rival close home, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Chillie Billie (9-12) at Galway 7f hcp Yielding in Aug.

The Fairy (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, one pace under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 15, 5 1/4l behind William Ashford (8-10) at Naas 7f hcp gd in Aug.

The Dancing Lord 40-1 (8-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along in 8th entering straight, no extra 1 1/2f out, 12th of 14, 25 3/4l behind Intisari (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.

Zylan (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Made all, pushed along to assert over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Aug beating Street Taipan (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.

Zorba The Greek 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, soon 11th, pushed along from halfway, still 11th 1f out, no impression, 11th of 15, 8 3/4l behind Laganore (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn gf in Jul.