14:45 Curragh

Sunday 2 July 2017

All13:4514:1514:4515:1515:4516:2016:5017:25
  • Tote Rockingham Handicap
  • 5f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 58.4s
1st
16
(2)
14/1
T: D HoganJ: R P Cleary
Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, all out
2nd
nk
2
(18)
12/1
T: D BunyanJ: L F Roche
Rear of mid-division on stands' side, ridden 1 1/2f out, went 8th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, 2nd close home, just failed op 10/1
3rd
nk
15
(9)
58-10
50/1
T: R O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Mid-division, ridden 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on well final furlong tchd 40/1
4th
nk
1
(5)
25/1
T: Barry J MurphyJ: D E Hogan (7)
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
5th
nse
18
(14)
14/1
T: W McCreeryJ: N M Crosse (7)
Mid-division, ridden 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on final furlong op 12/1
6th
sh
11
(20)
6/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Towards rear on stands' side, ridden 2f out, 12th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, never nearer tchd 7/1
7th
¾
6
(1)
16/1
T: P J PrendergastJ: S P Davis (7)
Mid-division on far side, ridden 2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 20/1
8th
nk
9
(10)
12/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: G F Carroll
Rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, went 7th 1f out, no impression tchd 14/1
9th
¾
3
(3)
109-8
20/1
T: Miss E McCutcheonJ: J A Heffernan
In rear, pushed along early, ridden 2f out, 13th 1f out, kept on without threatening op 25/1
10th
hd
5
(16)
11/4f
T: P T MidgleyJ: P J Smullen
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, 9th 1f out, no impression op 7/2
11th
nse
10
(19)
14/1
T: W McCreeryJ: W J Lee
Mid-division on stands' side, ridden 2f out, no impression op 16/1 tchd 12/1
12th
sh
19
(6)
25/1
T: J C HaydenJ: N G McCullagh
Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
13th
1
17
(4)
16/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression
14th
nse
14
(7)
10/1
T: Nicole McKennaJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division, ridden 2f out, checked over 1f out, no impression tchd 11/1
15th
½
8
(15)
12/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Towards rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor tchd 14/1
16th
¾
7
(11)
59-2
16/1
T: A SlatteryJ: K J Leonard (5)
Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 2f out
17th
¾
20
(13)
33/1
T: W M RoperJ: D E Sheehy (7)
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
18th
¾
13
(8)
25/1
T: R HarrisJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
19th
¾
12
(17)
25/1
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

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Non-Runners

4
(12)
Geological1
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 5
T: D English  J: D W O'Connor
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€23.00Pl:€4.60, €3.00, €8.50, €4.10EX:€425.90Trifecta:€0.00Tricast:€8,211.26SF:€174.50

Forecasts

Naggers (11/4), Celebration (6/1), Rattling Jewel (10/1), Hit The Bid (12/1), Desert Law (12/1), Cenotaph (12/1), Geological (12/1), Tithonus (14/1), Patuano (14/1), Ostatnia (14/1), Go Kart (16/1), Elysian Flyer (16/1), Sors (16/1), Maarek (20/1), Spirit Quartz (25/1), Accalia (25/1), Majestic Hero (25/1), Yulong Baobei (25/1), Idyllic Acrylic (33/1), Patrick (50/1)

Verdict

Prior to a fair run in the Scottish Sprint Cup last time, DESERT LAW ran a fine race in the Epsom Dash, and one that it may be easy to overlook given he finished as low as seventh, though getting to within two lengths of winner Caspian Prince. He's actually 1lb lower in the handicap now which should certainly prove to be a workable mark on ground that, if remaining as forecast, he has won on before. The draw would be the only slight question mark but being in stall 10 of 20 means if Paul Midgley is clever he should be able to use it to his advantage, and in that case he would take plenty of beating. Though much higher in the handicap last year's winner Sors shouldn't be ignored, while Cenotaph should have plenty of improvement in him for some top connections.
  1. Desert Law
  2. Sors
  3. Cenotaph

Prize Money

1st: €59,000.002nd: €19,000.003rd: €9,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,000.006th: €1,000.00

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