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14:35 Curragh (IRE)

Manguard Plus Joe McGrath Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • 20 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Soft (Yielding to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €50,000 added
  • Winner: €30,000
  • 2nd: €10,000
  • 3rd: €4,999
  • 4th: €2,500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.10s
  • Off Time: 14:37:36
  • 20 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Dark blue, beige disc, beige stars on sleeves, beige cap

Urban Beat (IRE)

30 p BFCD
13/2
  • Form 0-41743
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 101

waited with, 13th before halfway, soon headway and effort, no impression over 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

3(9)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 653902
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 97

chased leaders, 8th before halfway, soon headway and effort, no impression from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

4(17)
Silk - MAUVE, black seams, dark blue sleeves, mauve cap

Ardhoomey (IRE)

13 t DCD
12/1
  • Form 430788
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 94

pushed along briefly early, tracked leaders, 4th before halfway, soon pushed along again, no impression over 1f out, kept on without troubling winner inside final furlong

5(16)
Silk - WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap
  • Form 151112
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 94

led and disputed, in front and still travelling smoothly 2f out, pushed along to assert from over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, easily

6(13)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, white sleeves, quartered cap

Cityman

21 b D
11/1
  • Form 221771
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 93

close up, challenged after halfway, no impression over 1f out, one pace

7(20)
Silk - Emerald green, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow spots on cap

Verhoyen

70 b C
9/1
  • Form 413421
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 91

pushed along briefly early, tracked leaders, 7th before halfway, soon headway and effort, kept on same pace from over 1f out

8(18)
Silk - DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star
40/1
  • Form 471-508
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 91

tracked leaders, 5th before halfway, soon effort, no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

9(19)
Silk - Orange, Black star, Orange sleeves, Black stars, White cap
14/1
  • Form 111392
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 89

chased leaders, 9th before halfway, soon headway and effort, no impression over 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

10(6)
Silk - Dark Blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, white cap
14/1
  • Form 20-0375
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 87

waited with, 14th before halfway, no impression from 2f out

11(2)
Silk - WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap

Master Matt

13 p CD
8/1
  • Form 051260
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 83

dwelt, towards rear, 18th before halfway, soon some headway, no extra from over 1f out

12(5)
Silk - Grey, orange disc, grey cap
14/1
  • Form 21/4-570
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 82

pushed along briefly early, soon rear of mid-division, 16th before halfway, soon headway and effort, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong

13(15)
Silk - Dark blue, red sash, white sleeves, red cap, dark blue star
12/1
  • Form 80-4083
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 80

very slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along halfway, no impression from 2f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

14(7)
Silk - Pink & purple diamonds, beige sleeves, pink cap, purple diamonds

Emadee (IRE)

176 D
33/1
  • Form 15/363-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 80

waited with, 15th before halfway, no impression from 2f out

15(8)
Silk - YELLOW, green sash, red cap
  • Form 423666
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 78

chased leaders, 12th before halfway, soon effort, no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

16(21)
Silk - Maroon & white halved, sleeves reversed, white star on cap

Fridtjof Nansen

8 b BFC
7/1
  • Form 644142
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 78

mid-division early, 10th before halfway, tight for room from under 2f out, switched right final furlong, impeded inside last, kept on without threatening

17(11)
Silk - Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap
20/1
  • Form 415227
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 77

loaded without rider, mid-division early, 11th before halfway, soon headway and effort, no impression when impeded inside final furlong, kept on without threatening

18(4)
Silk - RED, white spots, white cap

Maarek

13 CDCD
33/1
  • Form 756400
  • Age 12
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 76

a little slow into stride and pushed along, towards rear, 19th before halfway, soon some headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

19(14)
Silk - Dark blue, light blue chevron, light blue star on cap

Aleef (IRE)

17 t D
33/1
  • Form 361483
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 76

tracked leaders, 6th before halfway, soon headway and effort, kept on same pace from over 1f out

20(12)
Silk - Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap

Tide Of Time

48 BFD
16/1
  • Form 5-00132
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 76

close up and disputed lead, effort after halfway, no impression from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

21(1)
Silk - ORANGE, black diamond & sleeves, orange & white quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 820600
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 77

soon towards rear far-side, 17th before halfway, soon headway and effort, one pace from over 1f out

2(10)
NR
25/1
  • Form 936402
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 99

In depth

Verdict

Primo Uomo looked to have a chance in the 5.15 at Dundalk last night. A three-year-old won this last year so Cityman, who made all on fast going at Navan three weeks ago, has to be of interest though an 8lb rise makes this tougher and runner-up Only Spoofing should get much closer. Urban Beat won a Listed race at Naas in April and has continued to run well at that level while Make A Challenge completed a hat-trick in mid-summer though has never raced over the minimum trip. Verhoyen is in excellent shape but he's another who usually races over further and he's 9lb higher than his victory over an extended 6f here in July. RAPID REACTION, beaten a nose in a Tipperary Listed contest last month, has shot up the weights but has the excellent Paddy Harnett on board claiming 7lb and is taken to land a very competitive race.

Formwatch

Urban Beat (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) Towards rear in stands' side group, niggled along halfway, headway 1 1/2f out, ridden and ran on well under 1f out to 3rd closing stages, never nearer, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Nitro Boost (9-0) at Tipperary 5f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.

Rapid Reaction (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear in stands' side group, 11th halfway, progress 1 1/2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Nitro Boost (9-0) at Tipperary 5f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.

Ardhoomey (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Raced far side group, chased leaders, 7th halfway, effort and pushed along from 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 24, 5 1/4l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

Make A Challenge (IRE) 11-2jfav (8-13) Raced far side group, prominent, 4th halfway, soon closed up travelling smoothly, ridden to challenge from under 2f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 24, 1 3/4l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

Cityman 8-1 (8-10) Soon led, raced near side, pushed along 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 5f hcp gf in Sep beating Only Spoofing (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.

Verhoyen 14-1 (8-4) Prominent on far side and led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jul beating Buffer Zone (9-2) by 3/4l, 19 ran.

Angelic Light (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Close up in 2nd, pushed along over 2f out, soon on terms, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 9 1/2l behind Gustavus Weston (9-3) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Aug.

Only Spoofing (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Close up, raced near side, pushed along 2f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Cityman (8-10) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Sep.

Shatharaat (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Prominent, effort straight, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Cyrus Dallin (8-7) at Listowel 7f hcp sft in Sep.

Master Matt 16-1 (8-4) Uneasy in stalls, raced near side group, soon chased leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along and effort from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 16th of 24, 10l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

Scorching Heat 20-1 (8-4) Raced far side group, prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 24, 7 1/2l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

Aurora Eclipse (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Dwelt, raced near side group, 6th halfway, soon pushed along, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Make A Challenge (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Aug.

Emadee (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along early straight and ridden over 1f out, no extra final 150 yards, 4th of 9, 4l behind Alfredo Arcano (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Apr.

Castletownshend (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Slightly bumped with rival away from stalls, raced far side group, waited with, 15th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 6th of 24, 3 3/4l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

Fridtjof Nansen 5-1jfav (9-10) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, pushed along from 2f out, ridden to challenge when left in front inside final furlong, kept on, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Abstraction (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.

Aspen Belle (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) A little awkward leaving stalls, towards rear, raced near side, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Cityman (8-10) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Sep.

Maarek 50-1 (8-4) Raced far side group, soon pushed along and towards rear, 22nd halfway, no impression from 2f out, 19th of 24, 11l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.

Aleef (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led or disputed, pushed along and headed under 2f out, ridden and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Plough Boy (11-0) at Laytown 6f hcp pol in Sep.

Tide Of Time 9-4fav (8-5) Prominent, close 2nd halfway, ridden into narrow lead 1 1/2f out, headed inside final 100 yards, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Hathiq (9-10) at Tipperary 5f hcp sft in Aug.

Zathura (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching halfway, weakened approaching straight, 15th of 17, 14 1/4l behind Stormy Tale (10-0) at Galway 1m 1f hcp sft in Sep.

Primo Uomo (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Raced far side group, mid-division early, 11th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 12th of 24, 7 1/2l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.