Curragh

  • 16:45 Curragh Finale Of 2012 Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 27.78s
  • Off time: 16:46:42
16:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Leroy Parker (IRE) 8/1
2nd Eighteen Summers (USA) 7/2
3rd Hisaabaat (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 2/58434- ORANGE, purple epaulettes, purple cap Seattle Drive (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 10-4 E J O'Grady P F Mangan (3) 89 16/117.00
2 (10) 321143 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 57
Nag me
3 10-1 b1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 91 6/17.00
3 (7) 216292 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Cheval Rouge (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 bt H Rogers S H James (3) 83 7/18.00
4 (2) 863123- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 128
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-10 b D K Weld P J Smullen 81 11/82.38
5 (3) 771380 WHITE, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & red striped cap Gris Ladera (IRE) 6
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4 8-11 bt S Weld F Lynch 68 16/117.00
6 (4) 445120 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Salacious Sally (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 D Kinsella C D Hayes 73 12/113.00
7 (9) 7-31819 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Wrekin Rock (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 J T Gorman D P McDonogh 67 8/19.00
8 (5) 83-3842 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Eighteen Summers (USA) 6
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5 8-9 J S Bolger K J Manning (ex1) 66 7/24.50
9 (6) 0-56606 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Adam's Return (IRE) 6
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6 8-8 G O'Leary B A Curtis 65 20/121.00
10 (1) 43-0445 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Leroy Parker (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 N Meade C P Hoban (5) 65 8/19.00

Verdict

HISAABAAT, who improved out of all recognition when sent hurdling last winter, looks thrown in here off a mark of 81. Dermot Weld's charge, a Grade 1 winner at Leopardstown and Punchestown and runner-up in the Triumph Hurdle, hasn't run since a poor effort at Auteuil in June but wouldn't need to be at his very best to take this. Beach Of Falesa has done well, scoring twice in July before a good run behind today's rival Cheval Rouge at Roscommon. She's a bit more progressive than the winner and can turn the tables but a bigger threat can emerge in the shape of Eighteen Summers, still a maiden but an excellent runner-up to King Of Dudes at Navan last time.