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19:20 Curragh (IRE)

Curragh Home Of Champions Maiden

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • 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: 2m 9.29s
  • Off Time: 19:21:42
  • 14 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
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2/1

    1(14)
    Silk - DARK GREEN, red chevron & chevrons on sleeves, red cap
    • Form 0/0
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-12

    held up, soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight

    2(7)
    Silk - WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 60900-0
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-12
    • Official Rating 32

    held up, took keen hold, 10th before halfway, no extra from before straight

    3(5)
    Silk - Pink & mauve check
    66/1
    • Form 07
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-12

    dwelt, towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight

    4(3)
    Silk - YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star
    20/1
    • Form 48700-3
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-12
    • Official Rating 72

    mid-division early, 7th before halfway, no impression from over 2f out

    5(6)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap
    • Form 8
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    took keen hold, soon mid-division, no extra from before straight

    6(2)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap

    Jassaar

    27 BF
    2/1
    • Form 8
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    disputed lead early, tracked leaders, 3rd before halfway, challenged and every chance from 2f out, kept on well without quite matching winner inside final furlong

    7(1)
    Silk - Dark green, dark green cap, yellow star
    • Form 300
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 53

    mid-division early, 9th before halfway, pushed along approaching straight, soon weakened

    9(8)
    Silk - WHITE, royal blue diamond, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap
    • Form 0-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    held up, pushed along before halfway, kept on same pace straigh

    10(11)
    Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
    11/8
    • Form 4-2
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    soon led, strongly pressed from 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong

    11(4)
    Silk - Forest Green, White ball, White Seams on Sleeves, Red Cap
    16/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    dwelt, in rear, kept on without threatening straight

    12(10)
    Silk - Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap

    Velsen

    27
    33/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    tracked leaders, reminder halfway, one pace 2f out

    13(12)
    Silk - Dark green, dark green & pink hooped sleeves, dark green cap
    • Form 3-20283
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 90

    tracked leaders, 4th before halfway, closed and effort from over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out

    14(15)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap
    20/1
    • Form 02
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    soon chased leaders, 6th before halfway, closed and effort from over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out

    15(9)
    Silk - YELLOW, royal blue stars, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars
    • Form 0-7
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    took keen hold and disputed lead early, prominent, switched right 2f out, one pace after

    8(13)
    NR
    10/1
    • Form 4
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    In depth

    Verdict

    Would Be King is easily the pick on his juvenile form which includes a placed effort in a Group 3 though he's been very disappointing this campaign. SIR EREC, who is bred for middle-distances, just failed to hold on when tackling 1m1f on very heavy ground at Leopardstown in April and makes his belated return to action though he looks the type to make progress and he's still in the St Leger. Ciao was staying on strongly over a mile on the latter track and much better was expected of both Savitar at Roscommon and Jassaar at Galway where they started favourite. Shakespear'sgalley is by Galileo out of a USA Grade 2 winner so is definitely one to keep an eye on.

    Formwatch

    Ballycastle Lad (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Slowly into stride, always trailing, never a factor, 10th of 17, 28 3/4l behind Diamond Hill (11-7) at Galway 1m 4f mdn sft in Aug.

    Oh So Sensible (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 7th 2f out, weakened, 10th of 16, 8 3/4l behind Full Disclosure (9-2) at Naas 1m hcp gf in Jun.

    Recommendation 66-1 (9-12) Towards rear, progress to 7th halfway, lost place approaching straight, ridden over 2f out, no impression, kept on final furlong, no danger, 7th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Ace Combat (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn sft in Aug.

    Rising (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 11th 4f out, headway 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 4th 1f out, kept on one pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 9 1/4l behind Diamond Hill (11-7) at Galway 1m 4f mdn sft in Aug.

    Doogan's Warren (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly away and raced in rear, 8th halfway, lost place approaching straight, no impression, never a factor, 8th of 10, 18 3/4l behind Centroid (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn gf in Aug.

    Jassaar 9-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and no impression over 1f out, slightly hampered 100 yards out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 8 3/4l behind Astronomer (9-5) at Galway 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.

    Rathbride Prince (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 15 3/4l behind Sagittarius Rising (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn Soft - Heavy in May.

    Shakespear'sgalley (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Bmp start,drop back, 10th of 11, 23 1/2l behind Follow My Lead (8-8) at Woodbine 1m mdn fst in Nov.

    Sir Erec (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Soon led, pushed along straight, strongly pressed over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, kept on well without quite matching winner, 2nd of 6, shd behind Khalaab (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn hvy in Apr.

    Tickled (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Snowgal.

    Velsen 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra, 11th of 18, 16 3/4l behind Astronomer (9-5) at Galway 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.

    Would Be King (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed under 2f out, slightly hampered early final furlong, soon switched right and no impression in 3rd, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Vivianite (9-0) at Killarney 1m mdn gd in Aug.

    Ciao (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, mid-division halfway, pushed along early straight and ridden in 6th over 1f out, kept on well between horses inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 3 1/4l behind Moteo (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m mdn fll gd in Aug.

    She's A Novelty (IRE) 150-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, a little keen, slightly impeded over 2f out, soon edged right and one pace, 7th of 16, 8 1/4l behind Dabiyr (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn gf in Aug.

    Savitar (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along in 4th 3f out, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, one paced final furlong, 4th of 15, 11l behind Implement (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Aug.