17:55 Curragh

Sunday 9 August 2020

All14:0014:3515:1015:4016:1516:5017:2517:55
  • Guinness Handicap
  • 1m  |   Good to Yielding  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:57  |   Winning time: 1m 41.15s
1st
11
(7)
11/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: R C Colgan
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong
2nd
1 ¾
5
(16)
8/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Held up towards rear, pushed along and some headway on outer under 2f out, ridden in mid-division over 1f out, progress to go 2nd inside final 100 yards, kept on, no impression on winner close home
3rd
¾
13
(9)
18/1
T: T GibneyJ: A J Farragher (7)
Always prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to dispute lead under 2f out, headed 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace
4th
sh
9
(1)
18/1
T: Donnacha O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division on inner, headway under 2f out, short of room inside final furlong, kept on well between horses to go 4th close home
5th
hd
10
(3)
18/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
In rear, slightly hampered after 2f out, closer and not clear run 2f out, pushed along in mid-division 1f out, kept on well between horses inside final furlong
6th
½
6
(5)
16/1
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and some headway between horses early final furlong, no impression closing stages
7th
½
4
(15)
11/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Rear of mid-division, some headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace
8th
nk
14
(17)
18/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery (3)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ridden and some headway on outer 1f out, kept on one pace
9th
½
16
(13)
38-6
25/1
T: J S BolgerJ: R P Cleary
Towards rear and pushed along early, pushed along again and no impression 3f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on inside final furlong
10th
nk
12
(10)
11/2
T: G M LyonsJ: G F Carroll
Soon led, ridden and joined under 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
11th
hd
15
(12)
40/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C P Hoban
Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra, kept on one pace
12th
½
8
(6)
33/1
T: D K WeldJ: O J Orr
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along over 2f out, 4th and ridden over 1f out, no impression and short of room 150 yards out, no extra
13th
1 ¾
3
(11)
50/1
T: D EnglishJ: K J Manning
Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no impression in rear of mid-division over 1f out, no extra
14th
2 ¾
1
(14)
66/1
T: D MarnaneJ: D W O'Connor (3)
Always towards rear, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, never a factor
15th
5 ½
17
(4)
18/1
T: A OliverJ: C D Hayes
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, eased final furlong

Also Ran

N/A
2
(2)
9/4f
T: J P MurtaghJ: S B Kelly (3)
Mid-division on inner, clipped heels and ran out through railing after 2f

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Non-Runners

7
(8)
Strongbowe24
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 4
T: P Twomey  J: W J Lee

Betting

Forecast

Carrytheone (9/4), Protagonist (11/2), Frank Arthur (11/2), So Suave (8/1), Flaming Moon (11/1), Strongbowe (12/1), Sky Seven (16/1), Imposing Supreme (18/1), Mythologic (18/1), Gee Rex (18/1), Khafaaq (18/1), Silvertown (18/1), Mccabe (25/1), Hightimeyouwon (33/1), Elite Legion (40/1), Trading Point (50/1), Settle For Bay (66/1)

Verdict

Despite the competitive nature of this event, if he reproduces the form he showed on handicap debut over C&D when second to a solid yardstick then FRANK ARTHUR can go one better. He has a likeable profile and off just a 3lb higher mark should be more than capable of building on that effort. Next best is Carrytheone who holds a similar profile but this opening mark is no gift after he shed his maiden over C&D last time. Strongbowe & Hightimeyouwon are worth chancing each-way after their recent disappointments given they were going the right way beforehand. So Suave would also hold place claims after appreciating the return to handicap company when last seen.
  1. Frank Arthur
  2. Hightimeyouwon
  3. Carrytheone

Previous Winners

2019
Solar Wave
Weight: 9-10  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-10  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: G M Ryan
  |  
T: J S Bolger
16/1

Prize Money

1st: €9,300.002nd: €3,100.003rd: €1,551.004th: €775.005th: €465.006th: €310.00

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