Curragh

  • 17:25 Profound Beauty European Breeders Fund Autumn Fillies Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €35,750 2nd €10,450 3rd €4,950 4th €1,650
  • Going: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.99s
  • Off time: 17:25:49
17:25 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Montebell (IRE) 9/2
2nd Placere (IRE) 9/2
3rd Katiola (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2117-64 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Sense Of Purpose (IRE) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 t1 D K Weld P J Smullen 103 7/24.50
2 (4) 715658 Red & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, red cap, white spots Goldplated (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 b1 J J Murphy J A Heffernan (ex2) 87 20/121.00
3 (10) 6-54121 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Placere (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-8 R Brabazon C P Hoban (5) 85 9/25.50
4 (9) 312 Grey, light green sleeves & cap Montebell (IRE) 108
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 K J Condon S Foley 92 9/25.50
5 (2) 46-0125 ROYAL BLUE, white star, white star on cap Benefit Of Porter (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-5 P Sinnott C D Hayes 82 10/111.00
6 (5) 312162 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Cheval Rouge (IRE) 4
Nag me
5 8-5 bt H Rogers D M Grant 82 12/113.00
7 (8) 6-3177 YELLOW, blue spots, yellow slvs, blue cap Dane Street (USA) 17
Nag me
3 8-4 Mrs J Harrington R P Cleary 89 8/19.00
8 (12) 315/837- Red, white stars, royal blue sleeves, red & royal blue quartered cap Rare Symphony (IRE) 5
Nag me
5 8-4 t P Magnier W M Lordan 80 14/115.00
9 (6) 331-676 YELLOW, brown disc, striped sleeves, check cap Comedic Art (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 p1 M Halford N G McCullagh 78 33/134.00
10 (3) 51 Emerald Green, red epaulets Katiola (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 J M Oxx Sam James (3)(ex1) 86 5/16.00
11 (11) 31294 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Hay Point (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 b1 J M Oxx B A Curtis 85 14/115.00
12 (1) 043332 DARK BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, dark blue sleeves, light green cap Tantalising (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 p P J Prendergast L F Roche (3) 75 16/117.00

Verdict

John Oxx is represented by the twice-raced Katiola, a maiden winner over this trip at Leopardstown and open to plenty of improvement, and the frustrating Hay Point, who hasn't progressed as expected after landing a Fairyhouse maiden in June. SENSE OF PURPOSE won a Group 3 at Leopardstown last August and looked on the way back when a close fourth to Aklan in a Roscommon Listed contest in July. This will be only his second run in a handicap and his overall form entitles him to the vote despite his big weight. Placere looks a big threat as she could hardly have won more impressively in the Ladies Derby Handicap here in July. She's up 8lb for that but is very much on the upgrade and looks certain to be in the shake-up. Montebell's second to Hartani at Tipperary in May looks a fine run in light of the winner's subsequent form and she's another who should go well.