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18:20 Curragh (IRE)

Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital Apprentice Handicap

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Good in places on the round course)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €8,008
  • 2nd: €2,483
  • 3rd: €1,183
  • 4th: €533
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 25.46s
  • Off Time: 18:21:54
  • 15 Ran
1(8)
Silk - Grey, large pink spots & sleeves, pink cap
15/2
  • Form 384253
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 78

tracked leaders, soon 3rd, effort from halfway, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong

2(3)
Silk - Light blue, royal blue epaulettes, royal blue sleeves, white armlet, royal blue cap, white star
10/1
  • Form 927-907
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 77

soon raced in 8th, headway and effort from halfway, no extra and one pace inside final furlong

3(13)
Silk - WHITE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, green sleeves, yellow armlet, green cap

Kailee (IRE)

20 BFCD
6/1
  • Form 217-227
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 76

soon raced in 9th, headway from halfway, soon chased leaders and kept on same pace inside final furlong

4(1)
Silk - Yellow, red star, red stars on sleeves, red cap, yellow stars
10/1
  • Form 24139
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 79

always prominent, no impression when a little tight for room inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner

5(6)
Silk - BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, orange spots
10/1
  • Form 6615
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 76

tracked leaders, soon 5th, switched left over 2f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong

6(15)
Silk - PURPLE, pink seams, purple cap
10/1
  • Form 9-03135
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 71

waited with, soon towards rear, headway from halfway, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong

7(9)
Silk - GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
9/1
  • Form 34972
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 74

soon raced in 6th, effort 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

8(12)
Silk - Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 5-81656
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 73

dwelt, towards rear, headway from halfway, no extra from over 1f out

9(11)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 2593-25
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 73

tracked leaders, soon 4th, improved to lead from 3f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on well

10(7)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, red cap, royal blue stars
  • Form 2-2502
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 72

soon led, headed from 3f out, weakened from over 1f out

11(2)
Silk - Red, dark blue inverted triangle, dark blue cap, red spots

Delegating

31 ht
16/1
  • Form 6-28058
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 65

dwelt, towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon no impression

12(4)
Silk - Grey, emerald green sash, black cap
  • Form 034000
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 69

dwelt, held up, soon raced in 12th, effort after halfway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

13(14)
Silk - Pink, purple spots, purple sleeves, pink spots, purple cap, pink spots

Descendant

18 t D
20/1
  • Form 7D5291
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 68

waited with, soon raced in 11th, headway from halfway, soon chased leaders and kept on same pace inside final furlong

14(5)
Silk - RED & GREY STRIPES, grey sleeves, red cap
  • Form 21-7000
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 55

soon raced in 7th, effort 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong

15(10)
Silk - RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap
16/1
  • Form 3646
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 59

soon raced in 10th, effort after halfway, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Tough Spirit scrambled home in a fast-ground maiden here earlier this month but didn't appear to handle softer conditions in a Roscommon handicap unlike SIMIYNA (NAP), who was beaten a neck when tackling older horses at the same fixture. Dermot Weld's filly looks certain to run her race again and is handed the vote though Mr Ormsby is greatly respected after an unlucky run at Killarney. Descendant got off the mark when sent to Wolverhampton though will need to step-up again while Waterboy's victory at Leopardstown was on very fast going. Rapture's Delight had looked promising before a poor run at Galway so needs to bounce back.

Formwatch

Mr Ormsby (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, headway 2f out, pushed along and not clear run 1f out, switched right and progress between horses inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind High Altitude (8-9) at Killarney 1m hcp gd in Aug.

Fuwairt (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up, raced in 12th early, headway after halfway, challenged and on terms over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Full Moon (9-6) at Curragh 7f hcp gd in Aug.

Kailee (IRE) 5-1jfav (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Stormy Belle (8-12) at Cork 7f hcp fll gd in Aug.

Rapture's Delight 6-1 (9-13) Mid-division early, effort 2f out, kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 15, 11 1/4l behind Premier League (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp Yielding in Jul.

Tough Spirit (IRE) 9-2jfav (9-11) Rear of mid-division, 7th 3f out, progress under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no extra and dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Hatton Cross (8-6) at Roscommon 7f hcp sft in Aug.

Waterboy (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Mid-division and 6th from halfway, short of room and switched to outer from 2f out, soon dropped to 8th, ridden over 1f out and kept on without threatening into 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Signing Off (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m hcp gf in Jul.

Simiyna (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leader, 6th halfway, travelled well and closed 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed under 1f out, kept on well to strongly challenge leader, held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Youceeyouceecee (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp sft in Aug.

Iron Blue (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced towards rear, 5th halfway, came wide and dropped to rear entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression, kept on closing stages, last of 6, 6 1/4l behind Betsey Trotter (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gf in Aug.

Vocal Music (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inner, ran freely, 3rd halfway, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10 1/4l behind Still Standing (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

King Of Leinster (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, soon led, travelled well 3f out, 2 lengths clear 2f out, ridden and flashed tail final 150 yards, under pressure and headed closing stages, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Implement (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Aug.

Delegating 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 5 1/4l behind St Gallen (10-0) at Galway 1m 1f hcp sft in Jul.

Daubney's Dream (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression early straight, no extra, 13th of 15, 14l behind Lady Boomerang (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp gd in Aug.

Descendant 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, led after 1f, strongly challenged well over 1f out, soon hung right under pressure, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Harbour Approach (9-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Smart Stinger (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Raced near side group and soon disputed lead there, headed halfway, one pace after, 15th of 30, 10 3/4l behind Idalia (8-7) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding in Aug.

Bercasa (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt slightly and towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Lady Sonia (9-3) at Cork 7f hcp gd in Aug.