Curragh

  • 17:10 Boylesports.com Handicap7f

  • Winner €13,651 2nd €3,990 3rd €1,891 4th €630
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.31s
  • Off time: 17:11:54
17:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eastern Rules (IRE) 4/1
2nd Six of Hearts 14/1
3rd Karamaya (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 889-276 Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Six of Hearts 36
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-12 p C Ross F M Berry 95 14/115.00
2 (2) 31-36 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Forester (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-9 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 99 9/110.00
3 (1) 1-64115 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Rain God (USA) 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-6 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 96 6/17.00
4 (6) 2-41427 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Tobann (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 t J S Bolger K J Manning 96 11/26.50
5 (4) 20-2141 White, yellow epaulettes, yellow star on cap Eastern Rules (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 M Halford S Foley 87 4/15.00
6 (5) 176- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Karamaya (IRE) 272
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 93 10/111.00
7 (12) 21-0069 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Ask Dad 21
Nag me
3 9-1 J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 91 7/18.00
8 (10) 388403 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 K J Condon W J Lee 84 20/121.00
9 (7) 980-031 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 G M Lyons G F Carroll 89 6/17.00
10 (9) 007-948 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Norville (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 8-13 p L Smyth L P Dempsey (7) 82 33/134.00
11 (3) 3171-03 ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, pink sleeves & cap Man Of Erin (IRE) 75
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-11 p1 W T Farrell P J Smullen 80 9/110.00
12 (11) 5349-74 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Stones Peak (IRE) 6
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-7 P Martin C R King (7) 76 18/119.00

Verdict

Six Of Hearts is having his 88th start and is on his lowest mark for over two years as he goes for his tenth victory. Forester ran a shocker when fancied at Gowran though that can't have been his true form while stablemate Rain God capitulated very quickly over a mile at Killarney during the week when attempting a hat-trick. Man Of Erin is entitled to the greatest respect from this mark but he's never faced quick ground so it's LIGHTNIN HOPKINS who gets the nod. Ger Lyons' charge had subsequent winner Bronte behind at Fairyhouse earlier this month and a 4lb rise shouldn't be enough to prevent a follow-up. Eastern Rules is also going well though an 8lb rise for a narrow victory over the course and distance last month looks harsh.