Curragh

  • 18:20 Kilsaran 50th Anniversary Handicap1m 1f

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 56.29s
  • Off time: 18:32:50
18:20 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Breathe Easy (IRE) 7/2
2nd Specific Gravity (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 3-87794 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Specific Gravity (FR) 9
Nag me
6 10-5 A McGuinness S Corby (7) 95 12/113.00
2 (8) 313702- BLACK, purple cap, white star Show Court (IRE) 266
Nag me
5 9-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 88 9/25.50
4 (6) 831-5 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zarib (IRE) 93
Nag me
3 9-0 M Halford S Foley 85 8/19.00
5 (5) 9604-87 Old rose & pale pink quartered, rose coll & cuffs, pale pink slvs, qtd cap Beat The Ballot (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 8-13 p T Collins R P Whelan 75 4/15.00
6 (3) 0-41130 DARK GREEN, white striped sleeves, white cap, dark green spots Breathe Easy (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-13 Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 75 7/24.50
8 (1) 362913 Dark Blue Blackstone (IRE) 2 (ex5)
Nag me
3 8-12 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 78 2/13.00
Non runners
3 (9)0/0-2120Dynamite Dixie (IRE)59-6J S BolgerK J Manning82
7 (2)6167/8Shalamzar (FR)58-13A J MartinF M Berry75
9 (7)5D57-13Gone Viral (IRE)38-4Ms Sheila LaveryC D Hayes72

Verdict

Blackstone landed a handicap at Killarney on Tuesday and was carrying a penalty and a huge weight when only third at Leopardstown on Thursday. This will be his third race in a week but he's probably on a fair mark and provided those runs haven't taken their toll he should get into the frame. Gone Viral went up 10lb for his victory at Gowran in April and couldn't quite cope on his next start at Killarney. Both runs were on soft ground and if the going eases he'll be thereabouts. Show Court could also do with some rain on his reappearance and is better over further but the lightly-raced Breathe Easy likes the track and ran well for a long way in a better race last month. DYNAMITE DIXIE began the campaign in very good form and has been given a short break since finishing mid-division in a premier handicap here in May so he's taken to bounce back and land this for Jim Bolger.