Today's racecards

Curragh

  • 16:50 Chinese Irish Cultural Academy Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft (Staright Course: Soft to Heavy)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.14s
  • Off time: 16:50:37
16:50 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ursa Major (IRE) 2/1
2nd Cropley (IRE) 10/1
3rd Filatore (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 212 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Ursa Major (IRE) 42
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3 9-12 T Carmody B A Curtis 88 2/13.00
2 (7) 16-4 Dark Blue Tibet (IRE) 17
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3 9-10 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 86 6/17.00
3 (3) 35-21 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 22
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3 9-8 D K Weld P J Smullen 84 10/34.33
4 (8) 7724-83 EmGreen,royal blue chevron,green & white hooped slvs,yellow cap,green stars Casual Creeper (IRE) 22
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3 8-13 N Meade F M Berry 75 10/111.00
5 (2) 21-5366 Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Foot Soldier (IRE) 38
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3 8-13 C F Swan James J Doyle (10) 75 14/115.00
6 (1) 9-85 White, dark blue armlet, red cap Cropley (IRE) 58
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3 8-10 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 72 10/111.00
7 (5) 5364-92 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Lonrach (IRE) 20
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3 8-4 J S Bolger R P Cleary 65 8/19.00
8 (4) 4804 LIGHT BLUE, white & yellow check cap Filatore (IRE) 21
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3 8-4 P D Deegan C P Hoban (5) 63 6/17.00

Verdict

Most of these enter centre stage in good heart including Lonrach, who stepped up to this trip for the first time at Roscommon and produced a very good run. Tibet has produced a couple of disappointing efforts after a winning debut at Gowran and is best watched for now but URSA MAJOR is in fine shape and had the useful Azamata behind when runner-up to Athens at Navan in April. He had earlier given 5lb and a neck beating to subsequent Wexford winner Voleuse De Coeurs at Dundalk and, as there's no real reason for a form reversal, he can defy his big weight and take this. Casual Creeper was beaten over seven lengths in that Wexford event but is much better off and should get closer.