July 17 / 14.45 Curragh

14.45 Curragh

Good

AK Bets “Better Prices Than The Corporates” Handicap

  • Prize money: £8180.67
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 9 runners
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AK Bets “Better Prices Than The Corporates” Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP
1st
6 (2)
Kerkiyra

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4522-3 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Maiden has run some cracking races in defeat against classy rivals, including Concert Hall and Discoveries; another fine effort on seasonal debut over 1m behind a subsequent Listed scorer and the step-up in trip here should suit on handicap bow; chance.
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1st

6

(2)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Kerkiyra

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden and led narrowly under 2f out, faced sustained challenge from over 1f out, kept on when edged left towards finish, just held on

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: -44371

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Leopardstown nursery winner last year hadn't looked progressive this term but took advantage of a falling handicap mark when running away with a four-runner 1m4f handicap at vFairyhouse last time; this is much tougher off 12lb higher.
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8th

3

(10)

11th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Nectarine

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, close up when carried right and pushed along under 3f out, lost position 2f out, ridden and no extra 1f out, weakened final 110yds, eased towards finish

9/1

3rd

3

(4)

21st Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 180y

20:00 Leopardstown

Nectarine

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

raced freely, raced in second, led after 2f, soon clear, much reduced lead 2f out, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, headed and lost two places inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

5/2

2nd

4

(1)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Nectarine

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed under 2f out, rallied final furlong, edged left inside final 110yds, just held

6/1

100/30

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 151471 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
All three wins over this trip; won handicaps at Navan and Leopardstown earlier this season before seemingly levelling off; however, put in a power-packed performance to run away with a Navan contest last time and 14lb higher now; much tougher task but not easily opposed.
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2nd

1

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Supagirl

10st 2lb

J: Christophe-Patrice Lemaire

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, stumbled after 3f, lost position over 2f out, soon pushed along, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and went second inside final furlong, ran on but just held

20/1

3rd

2

(3)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Supagirl

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, went second after 2f, pushed along when raced wide on turn and lost second 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room over 1f out, kept on and went third final 110yds, hampered towards finish

100/30

1st

7

(3)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

16:32 Navan

Supagirl

9st 5lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

pushed along briefly, soon raced in second, led going best from 2f out, soon pushed along and went clear, ridden briefly and went further clear inside final furlong, easily

4/1

Form: 224-10

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Three good runs in maidens last year but got off the mark on seasonal debut in a Naas handicap over 1m; couldn't raise his game late on in the Brittania Handicap at Ascot last time and steps up in trip today with cheekpieces added.
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4th

1

(6)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Amortentia

10st 3lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, ridden and some headway against far rail under 2f out, keeping on when short of room final 110yds, ran on well when squeezed out towards finish

4/1

11th

16

(14)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Amortentia

9st 0lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced centre, held up in midfield, steady headway going easily and prominent over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened gradually final 110yds

11/1

1st

3

(10)

15th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:45 Naas

Amortentia

9st 9lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

5th
8 (8)
Giladah

15/2

Form: 9-761

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark when winning a Leopardstown handicap over 1m1f last time, shaping like another furlong will be fine too; 7lb rise seems enough.
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1st

9

(8)

11th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Giladah

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders, pressed leaders going okay on outer 2f out, led when ridden over 1f out, soon clear, reduced lead and hard pressed inside final 110yds, just did enough

4/1

10

(9)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

18:30 Sligo

Giladah

8st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Won nicely on handicap debut over 1m1f at Leopardstown; didn't find as much as looked likely at the Curragh and now tried in a hood.

10/1

5th

8

(8)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Giladah

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

disputed lead early, chased leaders after 2f, carried right on turn 3f out, ridden and went third over 1f out, no extra and weakened final 110yds

15/2

12/1

Form: 32147

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Winner of a soft ground Gowran maiden over 1m on return but hasn't matched that in two starts since; blinkers worn last time dispensed with; seems yard's second-string here.
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2nd

7

(3)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Tramore

Knightlaila

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

raced freely, prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went second inside final furlong, kept on well, always held

8/1

4th

10

(13)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 84y

19:50 Galway

Knightlaila

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent, pressed leader when pushed along under 3f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on but no extra towards far side inside final 110yds

16/1

6th

7

(4)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Knightlaila

9st 6lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, never near to challenge

12/1

13/2

Form: 16 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Sprang a 66/1 surprise when winning a Leopardstown maiden over this trip on debut; didn't get the clearest passage in a Listed race at Naas last time and could still have improvement in her, so considered.
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5

(8)

12th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Cork

Female Soldier

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Thomas Mullins

Surprise maiden winner on debut but has been held in Listed and handicap company since, including when 7th, beaten 3.5l in a Listed race at Gowran Wednesday.

33/1

7th

7

(4)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

17:20 Gowran Park

Female Soldier

9st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

in touch with leaders, pushed along on inner 3f out, pressed leaders when ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced and lost position, no impression 1f out

20/1

7th

3

(9)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Female Soldier

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Thomas Mullins

midfield, ridden under 2f out, soon no impression

13/2

Form: 9-3326

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Posted three solid placed runs in maidens earlier this season but was beaten a long way wearing blinkers over 1m4f last time; nothing came to light to explain that but cheekpieces return and drops back to this trip, so not ignored.
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8th

5

(7)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Bringbackmemories

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

always towards rear, ridden under 2f out, no impression over 1f out

10/1

6th

4

(6)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Fairyhouse

Bringbackmemories

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

midfield, went fourth when pushed along from 3f out, ridden when lost fourth and no extra under 2f out

3/1

Form: 50741- C

Last run: 264 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark when winning a soft ground nursery over 1m here on final 2yo start; 6lb higher raised in trip for seasonal debut and visor worn then is removed.
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5th

15

(15)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 84y

19:50 Galway

Sir Allen

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along when headway from 3f out, keeping on when ridden 2f out, hung right 1f out, not reach leaders

33/1

9th

9

(5)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Sir Allen

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

towards rear of midfield, pushed along towards rear over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

14/1

1st

8

(1)

26th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

12:45 Curragh

Sir Allen

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Beaten just over 6l on nursery debut at Leopardstown and needs to find more; visor fitted; 2lb out of the handicap.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €574.00
Straight Forecast €565.70
Tricast €2592.40
Trifecta €2084.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kerkiyra

RP Ratings (IRE):

Supagirl

TOPSPEED:

Giladah

The Irish Sun:

Kerkiyra

POSTDATA:

Supagirl