August 06 / 17.25 Curragh

17.25 Curragh

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AK Bets ‘Higher Limits, Better Prices’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £10907.56
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 9 runners
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AK Bets ‘Higher Limits, Better Prices’ Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 035222 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Has done most of his racing at this venue and at Dundalk, solid record at both places; beat 21 rivals in a premier handicap over 6f here last September and has been consistent this season; did best of those drawn low when second over C&D in the Rockingham (Neo Soul third); deserves a change of fortune after three seconds and may cope with aggregate 7lb rise.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Charles O’Brien

travelled strongly, prominent, went second halfway, led over 1f out, ridden and quickened 2 lengths ahead 1f out, ran on well

5/2

2nd

6

(11)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 63y

14:35 Curragh

Big Gossey

9st 3lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Charles O’Brien

prominent up the centre, pushed along 2f out, ridden and pressed leader inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, made strong challenge towards near side final 110yds, kept on, always held

14/1

2nd

10

(3)

26th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Big Gossey

8st 13lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Charles O’Brien

prominent, pressed leaders from over 2f out, pushed along when led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 40-616 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Has shown her best form at Cork, the scene of a win on her penultimate start. 4lb out of the handicap here and held by Harmony Rose on most recent Cork evidence.
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2nd

9

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Screen Siren

8st 7lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Sarah Lynam

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

6th

10

(2)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

19:15 Cork

Screen Siren

8st 7lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Sarah Lynam

midfield up the centre, ridden and headway over 1f out, briefly went fourth inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

16/1

1st

5

(7)

8th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:10 Cork

Screen Siren

9st 5lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Sarah Lynam

prominent, pressed leaders going okay on far side of group 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 72703- CD

Last run: 288 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Three-time C&D winner, including 2020 Rockingham for Kieran Cotter; won twice for Homer Scott last season (including this event) to bring career record to 5-25 with eight places; has joined Denis Cullen for new campaign; worth noting that he won over C&D on seasonal debut in 2020.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(3)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:10 Dundalk (AW)

Strong Johnson

9st 13lb

J: Annalise Cullen

T: Denis W Cullen

took keen hold, disputed lead early, held up in behind leaders soon after start, keeping on when ridden and joined leaders over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, lost third post

8/1

3rd

1

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Strong Johnson

10st 0lb

J: Annalise Cullen

T: Denis W Cullen

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon no extra, lost second final 110yds

8/1

3rd

4

(8)

22nd Oct 2021

Standard

0m 5f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Strong Johnson

9st 13lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J H Scott

Rare visitor to Dundalk; two wins on turf in August and 5f specialist has done well overall in a very busy campaign but others preferred on his 14th start of the season.

14/1

Form: 375432 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Went very close at Cork last time and should do so again; however, there are reservations on account of her failure to add to her score in 12 starts since a Cork maiden win early last season
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4th

6

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Harmony Rose

8st 11lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: K J Condon

awkward start, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, disputing second but no impression inside final furlong

7/2

2nd

8

(6)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

19:15 Cork

Harmony Rose

8st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: K J Condon

raced near side, in touch with leaders, headway and went third under 2f out, went second final 110yds, ran on well towards finish, just held

20/1

3rd

6

(10)

12th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Harmony Rose

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: K J Condon

towards rear, headway going okay 2f out, pressed leaders when ridden over 1f out, kept on but held towards finish, no match for first two

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3-5680 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Won two Listed winner sprints last season when also fine third in Group 1 Commonwealth Cup; well below his best in four starts in Listed races this season; makes handicap debut here, running off a mark 11lb lower than his career high; rider won an unofficial race (1m4f Student Derby) at this track last season; interesting contender.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Measure Of Magic

9st 10lb

J: Sarah Verling

T: J P Murtagh

steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

7/1

10th

3

(12)

20th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 205y

18:30 Naas

Measure Of Magic

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

in touch with leaders up the centre, pushed along and outpaced over 1f out, carried head awkwardly and flashed tail when weakening inside final furlong

7/1

8th

4

(4)

25th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Curragh

Measure Of Magic

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

led, soon clear, pushed along when hard pressed 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened

7/1

6th
5 (8)
Neo Soul

4/1

Form: -21630 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Failed to stay over an extended 6f here last time; holds a strong chance on the balance of this year's form, highlighted by a 5f Cork win and a third placing in the Rockingham over C&D, one length behind Big Gossey who was favoured less by the draw.
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6th

5

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Neo Soul

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

midfield, ridden over 1f out, carried right but kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

4/1

14th

12

(3)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 63y

14:35 Curragh

Neo Soul

8st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent up the centre, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened from 1f out

14/1

3rd

17

(18)

26th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Neo Soul

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: G M Lyons

disputed lead, lost position and prominent over 2f out, ridden when edged right over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, went third inside final furlong

14/1

12/1

Form: 1-9108

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Far and away her best display this season when winning over an extended 6f at Listowel in June; set a stiff task in a Listed event at Carlisle later that month; in rear in a 6f handicap at Fairyhouse on latest; others much preferred.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Amirat Alward

8st 9lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

raced in second, lost second and prominent halfway, ridden and lost position 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

8th

3

(1)

10th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Amirat Alward

9st 5lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

took keen hold, disputed lead on inner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost ground over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

12/1

Form: 59-400 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner, including a Listed event over this trip at Tipperary almost a year ago; a long way below his best on last two starts; stable's current form is a positive and he is down 7lb from last year's career-high mark.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(2)

10th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Gowran Park

Master Matt

9st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along on inner from 3f out, switched right when ridden over 2f out, keeping on over 1f out, no extra when bit short of room against far rail inside final 110yds

16/1

8th

2

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Master Matt

9st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

pushed along early, midfield, ridden over 2f out, lost position and dropped to rear over 1f out, soon weakened

12/1

8

(14)

31st Jul 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:10 Galway

Master Matt

9st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

Has won over this trip in past but best recent form has been in sprints; well below his best on last two starts and others preferred.

25/1

20/1

Form: 740-50

Last run: 80 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Has been too high in the handicap as a result of debut win at two over 6f at Dundalk last September; tongue-tie on now instead of the cheekpieces worn when down the field in a 5f handicap at Cork in August.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(2)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:10 Dundalk (AW)

Anatoli

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John James Feane

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along from 3f out, minor headway when ridden under 2f out, soon switched right, no extra towards near side inside final furlong

25/1

9th

8

(4)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Anatoli

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John James Feane

took keen hold, held up in midfield, lost position and dropped to rear 2f out, dropped to last and detached when hung right final furlong (jockey said gelding hung right throughout)

20/1

7

(10)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

19:15 Cork

Anatoli

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: John James Feane

Hasn't won since his debut and appears on a stiff mark for what he's achieved in six runs so far; quicker ground needs to yield a career best.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €213.00
Straight Forecast €205.10
Tricast €1129.10
Trifecta €1293.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Big Gossey

POSTDATA:

Neo Soul

TOPSPEED:

Amirat Alward

RP Ratings (IRE):

Harmony Rose

The Irish Sun:

Big Gossey