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Curragh Sun, 1st Jul, 2007

Going - Soft, changed to Soft to Heavy after the second race. Overcast with showers

Jackpot Pool - €40,000.00 Winning Units - 7 Dividend - €4,285.70. Placepot Pool - €56,196.48 Winning Units - 12 Dividend - €3,275.40. Tote Aggregate - €1176770.00.

(Tote Dividend © Tote Ireland Ltd 2016)

Budweiser Irish Derby (Group 1) of €1500000.00 3-y-o 1m. 4f.

1st - €847500.00, 2nd - €300000.00, 3rd - €150000.00, 4th - €60000.00, 5th - €45000.00, 6th - €30000.00 , 7th - €15000.00, 8th - €15000.00, 9th - €15000.00, 10th - €15000.00 11 Ran

  • Race Conditions
1st Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) 9-0 (Mrs John Magnier)
(2:36.02 10.12 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 11) Rated 112
Galileo (IRE) - Affianced (IRE)(Erins Isle)
Breeder - J S Bolger

SP 5/1

A P O'Brien

J A Heffernan

Tote Win €6.70

Place €2.30

loading past form
tracked leaders in 5th, 3rd and headway entering straight, led 2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on strongly, impressive
2nd9L Alexander Of Hales (USA) 9-0 (Mrs John Magnier)
(2:37.78) (Drawn 9) Rated 107(+7 after this run)
Danehill (USA) - Legend Maker (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Barnett Enterprises

SP 33/1

A P O'Brien

M J Kinane

Place €6.60

loading past form
tracked leaders in 3rd, 5th early straight, kept on from 2f out to go remote 2nd close home
3rdshd Eagle Mountain (GB) 9-0 (Derrick Smith)
(2:37.79) (Drawn 6) Rated 117
Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Masskana (IRE)(Darshaan)
Breeder - London Thoroughbred Services Ltd

SP 6/4fav

A P O'Brien

K Fallon

Place €1.10

loading past form
held up in 8th, progress on outer approaching straight, 3rd 2f out, moderate 2nd from 1 1/2f out, no impression, kept on same pace
4th3.5L Boscobel (GB) 9-0 (Sheikh Mohammed)
(2:38.46) (Drawn 2)
Halling (USA) - Dunnes River (USA)(Danzig (USA))

SP 8/1

Mark Johnston

J Fanning

loading past form
settled 2nd, led entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, soon outpaced, 4th and no extra final furlong
5th0.5L Mores Wells (GB) 9-0 (Iona Equine Syndicate)
(2:38.59) (Drawn 3)ts Rated 110(-1 after this run)
Sadler's Wells (USA) - Endorsement (GB)(Warning)
Breeder - Cliveden Stud Ltd & Ocean Bloodstoc

SP 14/1

Kevin Prendergast

D P McDonogh

loading past form
tracked leaders in 4th, improved into 2nd travelling well entering straight, soon ridden, 5th and no extra from 1 1/2f out
6th2.5L Prince Erik (GB) 9-0 (Dr R Lambe)
(2:39.04) (Drawn 7)
Indian Ridge - Miracle (GB)(Ezzoud (IRE))
Breeder - D J Burke

SP 33/1

D K Weld

P J Smullen

loading past form
held up in 9th, 7th early straight, no impression from 2f out
7th1.5L Al Shemali (GB) 9-0 (Saeed Suhail)
(2:39.34) (Drawn 8)ts
Medicean (GB) - Bathilde (IRE)(Generous (IRE))

SP 12/1

Sir Michael Stoute

R L Moore

loading past form
held up, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression straight
8th18L Royal And Regal (IRE) 9-0 (P D Savill)
(2:42.89) (Drawn 4)
Sadler's Wells (USA) - Smart 'n Noble (USA)(Smarten (USA))
Breeder - P D Savill

SP 7/1

A Fabre

J P Murtagh

loading past form
chased leaders in 6th, driven along halfway, weakened approaching straight, eased 1 1/2f out
9th0.75L Shamdinan (FR) 9-0 (S A Aga Khan)
(2:43.06) (Drawn 5)
Dr Fong (USA) - Shamdara (IRE)(Dr Devious (IRE))

SP 15/2

A de Royer-Dupre

C Soumillon

loading past form
always towards rear, 10th halfway, some progress on outer early straight, no extra when heavily eased final furlong
10th0.5L Spanish Harlem (IRE) 9-0 (Michael Tabor)
(2:43.19) (Drawn 1) Rated 106
Danehill (USA) - Sleepytime (IRE)(Royal Academy (USA))
Breeder - C H Wacker III

SP 50/1

A P O'Brien

F M Berry

loading past form
soon led, headed and weakened entering straight, eased inside final furlong
11th17L Striving Storm (USA) 9-0 (Abbey Horse Racing & Breeding)
(2:46.60) (Drawn 10)
Stormin Fever (USA) - Sugars For Nanny (USA)(Brocco (USA))

SP 28/1

Peter Chapple-Hyam

E Ahern

loading past form
always in rear, trailing when eased 2f out
Off 3.50
Time 2m. 36.00 secs, which is 10.12 secs faster than the course average
Tote Exacta €122.90.
ToteTrio €26.20.