Curragh

  • 16:45 Rockingham Handicap 5f

  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:46:23
16:45 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Maximilian (IRE) 11/1
2nd Caspian Prince (IRE) 8/1
3rd My Good Brother (IRE) 33/1
4th Lady Mega (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 10-0717 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, green sleeves, orange cap My Good Brother (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 v1 T G McCourt R P Whelan 102 33/134.00
2 (3) 413216 Light blue, brown epaulettes, brown sleeves, light blue armlet, light blue & brown striped cap Caspian Prince (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 ht A W Carroll A Kirby 101 8/19.00
3 (16) 010-082 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Green Door 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-11 b O Stevens C T Keane 105 6/17.00
4 (2) 664320 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 b A McGuinness S Corby (7) 99 25/126.00
5 (14) 2100-07 Dark blue & yellow quartered, halved sleeves, yellow star on cap Whozthecat (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 v D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (7) 98 10/111.00
6 (4) 396233 White, purple sleeves, white cap Master Speaker (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 9-7 t Martin Hassett S J Hassett (3) 97 16/117.00
7 (13) 562-701 Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Baoju (IRE) 11 (ex5)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 vt E Lynam F Lynch 92 10/111.00
8 (8) 583-163 red, white spots, white spots, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Sir Maximilian (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 T J Pitt S Donohoe 96 11/112.00
9 (5) 22-1731 Maroon, black cross sashes, white cap Kernoff (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-3 p M Halford S Foley 97 8/19.00
10 (9) 582148 White, red hoop, red spots on sleeves, black cap Harry Trotter (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-2 b1 D Marnane C R King (3) 92 12/113.00
11 (15) 657152 Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap More Questions (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 p E Lynam L F Roche (3) 92 9/110.00
12 (6) 341-49 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Masai (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 t1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 95 12/113.00
13 (12) 402210 WHITE, red spots, emerald green sleeves & cap Shipyard (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 A Oliver G F Carroll 88 10/111.00
14 (7) 041-249 Yellow & purple check, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Wind Inher Sleeves (USA) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 86 16/117.00
15 (11) 215-132 Royal blue, white epaulettes, red sleeves, yellow cap Lady Mega (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-4 E Lynam R P Downey (7) 83 11/26.50
16 (1) 601153 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Calm Bay (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-4 H Rogers K P Moriarty (10) 74 33/134.00

Verdict

The last two winners, Bubbly Bellini and WHOZTHECAT, face stiff tasks though the latter has been lightly-raced and performing at a much higher level. He wouldn't be travelling from Yorkshire for the fresh air and can reward each-way support at big odds. Fellow UK travellers Sir Maximilian and Caspian Prince have shot up the weights since finishing 1-2 at Chester but neither can be discounted in an open handicap. There are plenty of three-year-olds with good prospects though the younger generation have a very poor recent record in the race. The very lightly-raced Masai started favourite at Tipperary but finished last though he had easily beaten Kernoff at Dundalk in October and should do better. The latter holds Lady Mega on their run here last month while Shipyard and More Questions fought out a finish at Navan and are difficult to separate.