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14:45 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms Joe Mcgrath European Breeders Fund Handicap

  • 26 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €53,000 added
  • Winner: €34,450
  • 2nd: €10,601
  • 3rd: €5,300
  • 4th: €2,120
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.86s
  • Off Time: 14:49:02
  • 26 Ran
1(8)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, red star, quartered cap
  • Form 573663-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 108

always behind, eased from over 2f out, tailed off

2(24)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap, emerald green star
20/1
  • Form 400901
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 98

never a factor

3(18)
Silk - Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, emerald green & royal blue striped cap

Philario (IRE)

14 b CD
12/1
  • Form 008020
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 98

always towards rear

4(12)
Silk - WHITE, emerald green star, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap
10/1
  • Form 211685
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 97

towards rear, ridden from halfway, no impression from 2f out

5(20)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, brown seams, white & brown striped cap
25/1
  • Form 3-14090
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 96

never a factor

6(15)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star
  • Form 373/005
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 93

held up, ridden under 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out

7(9)
Silk - GREY, red star, grey cap
7/1
  • Form 009303
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 91

towards rear, ridden and headway from 1 1/2f out, 7th inside final furlong, ran on well, never nearer

8(17)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, red seams, red cap
33/1
  • Form 08-8470
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 90

always behind

9(5)
Silk - WHITE, royal blue stars, emerald green sleeves, white cap, red spots
9/1
  • Form 760196
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 89

held up, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out

10(11)
Silk - Black, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Red spots
14/1
  • Form 405316
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 88

held up towards rear, progress under 2f out, 13th over 1f out, kept on

11(2)
Silk - GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap

Zaralanta (IRE)

14 BFCD
11/2
  • Form 18-829
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 88

tracked leaders on stands side, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th 1f out, ran on well close home

12(10)
Silk - RED & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 816300
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 87

prominent, 4th after halfway, 5th under 2f out, no extra under pressure 1f out

13(7)
Silk - RED, royal blue seams, check cap

Cheviot (USA)

120 p D
20/1
  • Form 232-625
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 86

led, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, headed 100 yards from finish, kept on under pressure

14(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, beige hoop , beige sleeves, white cap

Miss Eze

11 BFD
16/1
  • Form 512145
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 84

held up, progress on stands side under 1 1/2f out, 8th over 1f out, kept on

15(6)
Silk - ORANGE, black chevron, orange cap
20/1
  • Form 521144
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 84

chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, weakened from 2f out

16(21)
Silk - DARK GREEN, yellow spots, dark green sleeves, yellow star on cap
14/1
  • Form 2-47713
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 84

prominent on far side, 6th halfway, 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace

17(25)
Silk - RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap
  • Form 6-6D241
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 83

held up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out

18(3)
Silk - YELLOW, emerald green chevron, striped cap
14/1
  • Form 520773
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 82

towards rear, progress stands side under 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

19(14)
Silk - White, emerald green cross sashes, emerald green armlet, emerald green star on cap
  • Form 33311
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 84

never a factor, eased inside final furlong

20(4)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, white star
  • Form 083391
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 81

close up on stands rail, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd inside final furlong, no extra when checked close home

21(19)
Silk - PINK, purple sash, halved sleeves, pink cap, purple star
20/1
  • Form 121273
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 81

prominent in centre, 4th 2f out, soon ridden, 2nd and challenged entering final furlong, led 100 yards from finish, stayed on

22(22)
Silk - MAROON, light green chevron, maroon cap
14/1
  • Form 335321
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 78

prominent on far side, 3rd approaching halfway, weakened from over 1 1/2f out

23(26)
Silk - Black, orange seams, striped sleeves, orange cap, black stars
16/1
  • Form 321
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 77

chased leaders on far side, 8th and ridden under 2f out, one pace

24(23)
Silk - BLACK & WHITE CHECK, black cap
40/1
  • Form 150490
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 74

chased leaders on far side to over 2f out, weakened

25(16)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white star & stars on sleeves, emerald green cap
25/1
  • Form 240095
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 74

always towards rear

26(13)
Silk - DARK BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap

Doorock (IRE)

20 p D
66/1
  • Form 0-68187
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 65

never a factor

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Handicaps don't come much trickier than this and it's hardly surprising that just one favourite has won in the past nine years. Three-year-olds have an excellent record and THE GREY REBEL can enhance the statistics. David Marnane's grey is progressing at a rate of knots and followed a maiden success at Cork with a handicap victory over the minimum trip at Dundalk. He needs to improve again against older sprinters but can do so here. Maundy Money bounced back to form with a cracking victory at Listowel but that was over an extra furlong and a 5lbs rise makes life difficult. Miss Eze and Pencil Hill were both behind that day but have a chance to reverse the form on these terms over the shorter trip. Good To Follow hasn't had much racing and came with a late rattle to score over 5f here when last year's winner Toufan Express was staying on well suggesting he is primed for a repeat.

Formwatch

Rock Of Rochelle (USA) 8-1 (8-11) 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Walero (8-11) at Baden-Baden(GER) 7f Grp 3 sft in Oct.

Maundy Money 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 5th and progress into straight, ridden to challenge in 2nd from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near line, won at Listowel 7f hcap gd beating Picture Perfect (9-5) by shd, 11 ran.

Philario (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, 14th of 23, 12l behind Ballivor (8-11) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 sft.

Bay Knight (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Towards rear far side, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 22, 2 1/4l behind Poet's Place (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd.

Zorija Rose (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Close up to halfway, soon weakened, eased final furlong, last of 10, 16l behind Bewitched (8-12) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) sft.

Rain Rush (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Steadied start and switched left, pulled hard towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Tiger Reigns (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) gd.

Douze Points (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, not clear run entering straight, 9th and headway when checked 1f out, ran on strongly, nearest at finish, 3rd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Hujaylea (8-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcap gf.

Nanotech (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden halfway, soon no extra, last of 11, 10l behind Pencil Hill (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcap in Aug.

Toufan Express 12-1 (9-12) Towards rear on outer, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 4l behind Good To Follow (8-13) at Curragh 5f hcp.

Pencil Hill (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Maundy Money (9-3) at Listowel 7f hcap gd.

Zaralanta (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Held up early, progress on far side after halfway, 4th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Ballivor (8-11) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 sft.

Dawn Eclipse (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Prominent, 4th halfway, lost place 1 1/2f out, no extra when eased final furlong, 12th of 15, 7l behind Good To Follow (8-13) at Curragh 5f hcp.

Cheviot (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Led, kicked on over 2f out, soon ridden, hanging left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, eased close home, 5th of 9, 4l behind Hajoum (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.

Miss Eze 3-1fav (8-12) Raced in 4th, dropped to 5th and no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Maundy Money (9-3) at Listowel 7f hcap gd.

Solent Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outer, 9th and ridden to keep in touch under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong without reaching leaders, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Speed Dream (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-85 gf in Aug.

Tellelle (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 2nd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Bajan Tryst (9-1) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.

Good To Follow (IRE) 10-3fav (8-13) Tracked leaders on stand's rail, 5th halfway, improved into 2nd 1f out, soon challenged, led 100 yards from finish, ran on well, won at Curragh 5f hcp beating Blue Dahlia (9-0) by 3/4l, 15 ran.

Just For Mary 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, progress under 2f out, 6th entering final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Good To Follow (8-13) at Curragh 5f hcp.

The Grey Rebel (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, edged right to challenge between horses over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 5f hcp 60-90 pol beating Flash McGahon (9-4) by nk, 14 ran.

Cosmic Breeze (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Always prominent, 3rd on far side 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on well under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, held on closing strides, won at Laytown 7f clm stks beating Full Title (10-11) by shd, 10 ran.

Thats A Fret (IRE) 11-1 (9-11) Prominent, ridden in 2nd entering straight, lead briefly 1 1/2f out, headed and kept on same pace from 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Sean Og Coulston (9-13) at Listowel 6f hcp 50-80.

Queenie Keen (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Disputed lead, keen early, led entering straight, ridden and quickened clear over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 beating Sassaway (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

My Girl Anna (IRE) 8-11fav (8-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Kempton 6f mdn fll (5) pol beating Wallis (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Gandolfini (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division on inner, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Sean Og Coulston (9-13) at Listowel 6f hcp 50-80.

Johnstown Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) In rear, moerate 13th 3f out, soon ridden, progress on outer straight, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 5l behind Sean Og Coulston (9-13) at Listowel 6f hcp 50-80.

Doorock (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, strongly pressed straight, headed under 1 1/2f out, edged right when weakening inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 13l behind Foxillian (9-4) at Roscommon 7f stks gf.