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16:45 Curragh (IRE)

FBD Hotels & Resorts Handicap

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €50,000 added
  • Winner: €29,500
  • 2nd: €9,500
  • 3rd: €4,500
  • 4th: €2,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 8.87s
  • Off Time: 16:45:16
  • 18 Ran
1(12)
11/2
  • Form: 66571-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-1
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: D O'Brien

held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out and 14th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a factor

2(13)

Ming (IRE)

113 t BFD
12/1
  • Form: 11655-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: S M Crosse

held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong

3(18)
  • Form: 43471-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Jockey: R P Whelan

prominent and led after 1 1/2f, ran freely, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

4(15)
  • Form: 31000-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-9
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: D W O'Connor

towards rear, not clear run in rear of mid-division and switched left under 2f out, no impression final furlong

5(10)

Hamley (FR)

231 DCD
14/1
  • Form: 223114-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: Peter Fahey
  • Jockey: B M Coen

mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and no impression in rear of mid-division 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

6(5)
  • Form: 154-007
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: J G Murphy
  • Jockey: G F Carroll

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway travelling well early straight and ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

7(14)
7/1
  • Form: 6/329-10
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: C T Keane

mid-division, pushed along early straight and no impression in rear of mid-division 2f out, no extra over 1f out

8(17)
16/1
  • Form: 138-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: J M Oxx
  • Jockey: A J Slattery

tracked leaders, mid-division halfway, ridden on outer 2f out and no impression in 10th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

9(2)
12/1
  • Form: 2121-64
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: S Foley

disputed lead early, tracked leader and 2nd halfway, pushed along approaching straight and ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out

10(9)
  • Form: 12619-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: J P Murtagh
  • Jockey: L Dettori

tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along over 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong

11(3)
  • Form: 008-805
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 88
  • Trainer: P J McKenna
  • Jockey: G M Ryan

towards rear, pushed along and no impression in rear early straight, switched left and ridden 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

12(4)
14/1
  • Form: 011112
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: N Meade
  • Jockey: D P McDonogh

mid-division on inner, ran freely, switched left and headway to go 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong

14(11)
16/1
  • Form: 141928
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 81
  • Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Jockey: C D Hayes

mid-division, pushed along and some headway 2f out, soon ridden and 5th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

15(1)

Nimitz (IRE)

190 BFD
25/1
  • Form: 221243-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 81
  • Trainer: C O'Brien
  • Jockey: W M Lordan

rear of mid-division, some headway on inner over 2f out, short of room 1 1/2f out, no impression inside final furlong

16(7)
  • Form: 86641-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: M O'Callaghan
  • Jockey: L F Roche

mid-division on inner, headway early straight, ridden under 2f out and 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

17(8)
12/1
  • Form: 123-463
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: D English
  • Jockey: N G McCullagh

pushed along early and headway to dispute lead briefly after 1f, tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along again approaching straight and lost place over 2f out, no extra

18(6)
  • Form: 476-807
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 76
  • Trainer: John Feane
  • Jockey: G P Halpin

rear of mid-division, some headway early straight, not clear run under 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

19(16)
66/1
  • Form: 7560-60
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 76
  • Trainer: G T Lynch
  • Jockey: R P Cleary

rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden and no impression in rear 2f out, no extra

13(19)
NR
  • Form: 09/214-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: Ms Sheila Lavery
  • Jockey: R C Colgan

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Downdraft ended last season with a victory over this trip at Naas and is now 8lb higher after a facile success over 1m4f at Dundalk. He was previously well beaten by HAMLEY over this course and distance and Peter Fahey's mare then ran well on ground softer than ideal at Newmarket. Her stable has been among the winners and Ben Coen's claim can see her take this nice prize. See Of Rome has been climbing the ratings but was only just touched off at Cork and is on the same mark while Moteo, a debut winner at Leopardstown in August, is a likely improver who took her chance in Listed company last time. Johnny Murtagh has booked Frankie for Lethal Power and his mount made a very encouraging reappearance behind Red Tea over a mile here while the lightly-raced Divine Approach, an easy winner at Navan in September, is a possible improver who will have come on for her run at Clonmel.

Formwatch

Downdraft (IRE) 1-3fav (9-2) Tracked leader, 3rd inside first 4f, closed travelling smoothly straight, on terms over 2f out, soon led, pushed along to assert 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Dundalk 1m 4f pol in May beating Kerosin (9-5) by 4l, 4 ran.

Ming (IRE) 7-4fav (10-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along 2f out, switched left and ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Theobald (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Feb.

Massif Central (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Raced in 11th early, pushed along after halfway, soon no impression, 20th of 27, 13 1/2l behind Red Tea (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding in May.

Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Not much room and bumped early and raced in 13th, no extra from over 1f out, 26th of 27, 22 3/4l behind Red Tea (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding in May.

Hamley (FR) 10-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Rawdaa (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp fll (2) gs in Oct.

Insignia Of Rank (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Waited with, soon towards rear, headway but not much room from 3f out, ran on well without threatening final furlong, 7th of 27, 6 1/2l behind Red Tea (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding in May.

Karawaan (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, slightly hampered early final furlong, no extra, 11th of 18, 3 3/4l behind Marshall Jennings (9-7) at Cork 1m hcp gd in Apr.

Moteo (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Dwelt, soon raced in 4th, 3rd from 4f out, pushed along before straight, moderate 2nd inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Who's Steph (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll stks (1) Yielding in May.

Echo Park (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Soon led, pushed along and headed early straight, 3rd and ridden under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/4l behind True Self (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 6f lst stks (1) Yielding - Soft in May.

Lethal Power (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced in 4th early, effort over 2f out and every chance, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 27, 5 1/4l behind Red Tea (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding in May.

Sam Missile (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Waited with, soon towards rear, headway 2f out, ran on well without threatening final furlong, 5th of 27, 6l behind Red Tea (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding in May.

Sheisdiesel 11-4 (9-10) Waited with towards rear, pushed along before straight, headway and switched right inside final furlong to chase winner, soon one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Miss Snossyboots (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp fll pol in May.

Ciao (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Raced in 3rd and chased leader early, took closer order approaching halfway, went on with leader over 4f out, on terms from 3f out, headed over 1f out and slightly impeded, soon switched right, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 12l behind Arthurian Fame (10-10) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in May.

Nimitz (IRE) 3-1jfav (8-12) Slowly into stride and rear, ridden to progress 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Massif Central (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.

Divine Approach (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Soon prominent, 3rd after halfway, challenged and every chance straight, 2nd 1f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Tirmizi (10-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp Yielding in Apr.

See Of Rome 12-1 (8-11) Soon led, 2 lengths clear halfway, reduced advantage 4f out, headed over 3f out, ridden and rallied 1 1/2f out, every chance 1f out, kept on, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, hd behind Wentwood (9-1) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gd in Apr.

Spruce Meadows (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, some headway early straight, 9th and slightly hampered 1 1/2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not clear run final 100 yards, 7th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Have A Nice Day (9-11) at Limerick 1m hcp sft in Apr.

Ashqar (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, soon held up towards rear, took closer order approaching halfway, pushed along from 3f out, no impression 2f out, last of 12, 15 1/2l behind Arthurian Fame (10-10) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in May.

Magnetic North (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, 5th halfway, niggled along under 3f out, ridden over 2f out, 4th 1f out, no impression in 5th final 150 yards, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Gasta (8-11) at Cork 1m hcp gd in Apr.