Curragh

  • 17:25 Irish Champions Weekend 13th & 14th September Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.06s
  • Off time: 17:26:00
17:25 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Breathe Easy (IRE) 7/2
2nd Shalaman (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 9-30551 Royal blue, white sash & sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Shalaman (IRE) 3 (ex5)
Nag me
5 9-10 t Matthew J Smith L F Roche (3) 79 5/23.50
3 (3) 54-0877 Royal blue, maroon braces, striped sleeves, royal blue cap, orange star Valbucca (IRE) 74
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 Miss Harrison Miss K J Harrison 84 20/121.00
4 (8) 411301 DARK GREEN, white striped sleeves, white cap, dark green spots Breathe Easy (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 Miss S J Harty P J Smullen 81 7/24.50
5 (7) 41 LIME GREEN, purple sleeves, white cap Sea The Lion (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-2 M Halford S Foley 84 11/26.50
6 (6) 167/834 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, check cap Shalamzar (FR) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-2 A J Martin F M Berry 76 11/43.75
7 (1) 1618-37 Royal blue & white hoops, white diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap Goal (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 9-1 t G Elliott J P O'Brien 75 10/111.00
8 (5) 923538 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focas Mor (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-4 bt B W Duke R P Cleary 71 12/113.00
Non runners
1 (4)1120-03Stony Grey (IRE)410-0A OliverC D Hayes88

Verdict

SHALAMAN (NAP) was having his first start for Matthew Smith when gaining a comfortable victory at Killarney on Wednesday and a 5lb penalty shouldn't prevent a quick double under Leigh Roche, whose claim is a bonus. Breath Easy bounced right back to form with an all-the-way victory at the Curragh last month though the placed horses have been well beaten subsequently and the beautifully-bred Sea The Lion may prove more of a threat after landing a Curragh maiden on just his second start. Shalamzar has run well in his last two starts without quite getting there but Stony Grey is still 10lb higher than his latest victory.