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Going - Good to Firm, Good in places. Overcast and breezy

Jackpot Not Won.Pool €348.61 carried forward to Curragh on Sat, 1st Sep. Placepot Pool - €19,663.47 Winning Units - 595.01 Dividend - €23.10. Tote Aggregate - €94999.00.

1st
silks
Fred The Foot (IRE) 6, b g 11-8 (Ms Caroline Ahearn)
(5:11.1 6.06 secs slower on today's going ) ts7 Rated 105(+8 after this run)
Scorpion (IRE) - Rainy Season (IRE)(Sulamani (IRE))
Breeder - K P O'Driscoll

(Morning price: 9/1 8/1 9/1 7/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 5/1 9/2)
(Ring price: 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2) SP 11/2

Tote Win €6.60 Place €2.30
loading past form
mid-division, closer in 6th halfway, challenged 3 out, soon disputed, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, disputed again last and slight mistake, kept on best run-in and asserted closing stages
2nd
2.25L
silks
King's War (IRE) 9, b g 11-7 (Helen M Mooney)
(5:11.6) sr Rated 104(+3 after this run)
Great Exhibition (USA) - May's Way (IRE)(Phardante (FR))
Breeder - Laurence King

(Morning price: 20/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 25/1 22/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 22/1 20/1 22/1) SP 22/1

Place €7.30
loading past form
held up in rear, progress 3 out, pushed along to challenge on outer before 2 out, disputed 2 out, soon ridden into narrow lead, joined last, headed run-in and no extra close home
3rd
3L
silks
Racing Stripes (IRE) 6, gr g 10-13 (J A Stewart)
(5:12.1) Rated 96(+1 after this run)
Flemensfirth (USA) - Pandorama Lady (IRE)(Cloudings (IRE))
Breeder - A Malone

(Morning price: 12/1 10/1 12/1 8/1 15/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1 7/2) SP 7/2fav

Place €1.70
loading past form
mid-division, progress into close 4th 3 out, challenged before next, ridden 2 out, under pressure in 4th before last, kept on into 3rd run-in, no impression on leaders
4th
2.75L
silks
Persian Wind (IRE) 8, ch g 11-5 (Robert Honner)
(5:12.6) ts+ Rated 102
Pushkin (IRE) - Wind Away (IRE)(Golden Tornado (IRE))
Breeder - Michael Burke

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1)
SP 16/1

Place €4.80
loading past form
chased leaders, led and disputed before 6th, ridden and headed 2 out, under pressure in 3rd before last, dropped to 4th run-in
5th
1.5L
silks
Derby De Thaix (FR) 5, b g 11-2 (Abitofalegeach Syndicate)
(5:12.9) bl1 Rated 106(-1 after this run)
Coastal Path (GB) - Rica De Thaix (FR)(Shaanmer (IRE))
Breeder - M Michel Bourgneuf

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1)
SP 16/1

loading past form
mid-division, closer behind leaders 3 out, soon ridden in 5th, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace
6th
1L
silks
Ourmanmassini (IRE) 10, b g 11-5 (Donal Finnan)
(5:13.1) ts+ Rated 102
Dr Massini (IRE) - Aunty Dawn (IRE)(Strong Gale)
Breeder - Mrs J Riordan

(Morning price: 9/1 10/1 9/1 11/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 9/1 15/2)
(Ring price: 8/1 17/2 8/1 17/2 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
prominent early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th before 3 out, lost place 3 out, under pressure in 8th before next, kept on one pace
7th
0.75L
silks
The Major General (IRE) 5, b g 11-12 (John P McManus)
(5:13.3) ts5bl6 Rated 109(-1 after this run)
Galileo (IRE) - Scribonia (IRE)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - J. S. Bolger

(Morning price: 7/1 15/2 7/1 15/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 13/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 5/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 11/2) SP 11/2

loading past form
chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 4th halfway, closer behind leaders 3 out, soon ridden in 6th, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace
8th
2.75L
silks
Coolfighter (GER) 10, b g 11-4 (The Cool Boys Partnership)
(5:13.9) cp+ Rated 108(-1 after this run)
Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Cool Storm (IRE)(Rainbow Quest (USA))
Breeder - Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof

(Morning price: 14/1 12/1 10/1 11/1 10/1 8/1 9/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 11/1) SP 11/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, progress into mid-division 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace
9th
7.5L
silks
Le Braye (IRE) 6, b g 11-2 (Chestnut Four Racing Syndicate)
(5:15.4) ts9 Rated 99(-1 after this run)
Court Cave (IRE) - Salsaparilla (FR)(Lost World (IRE))
Breeder - Oliver & Salome Brennan

(Morning price: 25/1)
SP 20/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace
10th
3.25L
silks
Balinaboola Steel (IRE) 6, b g 11-7 (S Tobin)
(5:16.1) bl5 Rated 104(-1 after this run)
Craigsteel (GB) - Smithstown Lady (IRE)(Lord Americo)
Breeder - Patrick Murphy

(Morning price: 8/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 8/1 9/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
prominent, led and disputed from 2nd, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, no extra before 2 out
11th
5.5L
silks
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 10, b g 11-3 (John P McManus)
(5:17.2) ts+vs+ Rated 107(-2 after this run)
High Chaparral (IRE) - Lunar Lustre (IRE)(Desert Prince (IRE))
Breeder - John Connaughton

(Morning price: 40/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 3 out
12th
9.5L
silks
Black Label (GB) 7, b g 11-6 (D Daly)
(5:19.2) bl+ Rated 103(-1 after this run)
Medicean (GB) - Black Belt Shopper (IRE)(Desert Prince (IRE))
Breeder - Shortgrove Manor Stud

(Morning price: 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
soon mid-division on outer, ridden and no extra 3 out
13th
21L
silks
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 11, b g 11-11 (Ms Sarah Ann Madden)
(5:23.3) Rated 108(-2 after this run)
Ashkalani (IRE) - San Diego (IRE)(Leading Counsel (USA))
Breeder - Mrs P Madden

(Morning price: 25/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
held up, closer in 7th before 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened
14th
22L
silks
Ronald Pump (GB) 5, ch g 11-8 (Laois Limerick Syndicate)
(5:27.6) ts5 Rated 105(-1 after this run)
Schiaparelli (GER) - Fruit Yoghurt (GB)(Hernando (FR))
Breeder - Whitley Stud & Tony Meehan

(Morning price: 16/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 14/1 12/1) SP 12/1

loading past form
led and disputed, mistake 4th, soon headed, 7th halfway, closer in 3rd 4 out, ridden and no extra before next, weakened
15th
10L
silks
Silken Thomas (IRE) 7, gr g 11-4 (Richard Helliwell)
(5:29.7) bl6 Rated 104(-3 after this run)
Dark Angel (IRE) - Innishmore (IRE)(Lear Fan (USA))
Breeder - P J Burke

(Morning price: 50/1 40/1 50/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 40/1) SP 40/1

loading past form
mid-division early, slight mistake 6th, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, soon no extra and weakened
16th
24L
silks
Steamboat Bill (IRE) 7, b g 11-12 (Thomas Brian McKnight)
(5:34.6) cp3 Rated 109(-4 after this run)
Kalanisi (IRE) - Freemantle Doctor (IRE)(Luso (GB))
Breeder - Thomas Bruton

(Morning price: 50/1 66/1 50/1 33/1 20/1 18/1 14/1 20/1 16/1 20/1 18/1 20/1)
SP 20/1

loading past form
chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 8th, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened and tailed off
Off 7.11
Time 5m. 11.10 secs, which is 6.06 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €282.00
Tote Trifecta- €721.90
CSF- €130.38
Tricast- €505.68.

Non runners Call Me Pj (passport irregularity), Tyrrell's Succes (FR) (change in going), Roi De Dubai (coughing), Floramar (lame), Arch Stanton (change in going ), Mill Forge (GB), Rancher Lass
2017 Uptake 9 10-2 C D Maxwell 10/1 (Dermot Anthony McLoughlin)
2016 Vote Of Confidence 6 11-6 J W Kennedy 9/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2015 Degenerous 7 10-2 R Loughran 20/1 (Sarah Dawson)
2014 Bose Ikard 6 11-11 P Townend 7/4Fav (Noel Meade)
2013 Street Runner 7 10-5 E J O'Connell 13/2 (Karl Thornton)

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