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Going - Straight: Good to Firm, good in places Round: Good to Firm. Overcast

Jackpot Not Won.Pool €8,241.06 carried forward to Curragh on Sun, 26th May. Placepot Pool - €35,131.20 Winning Units - 18.67 Dividend - €1,317.10. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €4,644.94 carried forward to Curragh on Sun, 26th May. Tote Aggregate - €308541.00.

1st
silks
Mr Lupton (IRE) 6, ch g 9-3 (N D Kershaw & Partner)
(1:11.51 0.99 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 2) Rated 110
Elnadim (USA) - Chiloe Wigeon (IRE)(Docksider (USA))
Breeder - Ms E. O'Neill

(Morning price: 11/4 3/1 7/2 4/1 9/2)
(Ring price: 9/2 5/1) SP 5/1

Tote Win €4.20 Place €1.80
loading past form
held up in rear, switched left before halfway, pushed along and headway on stands' side over 1f out, ridden to lead 150 yards out, edged right and kept on well
2nd
0.75L
silks
Speak In Colours (GB) 4, gr c 9-3 (Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez)
(1:11.64) (Drawn 4)ts7 Rated 111
Excelebration (IRE) - Maglietta Fina (IRE)(Verglas (IRE))
Breeder - Scuderia Archi Romani

(Morning price: 4/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 4/1)
SP 4/1fav

loading past form
prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along under 2f out and ridden to lead briefly 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, kept on one pace
3rd
1.75L
silks
Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 11, b g 9-3 (Morgan J Cahalan)
(1:11.91) (Drawn 6) Rated 104
Byron (GB) - Boa Estrela (IRE)(Intikhab (USA))
Breeder - Roland H Alder

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1 22/1 18/1 20/1)
SP 20/1

Place €5.50
loading past form
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, soon pushed along and ridden under 2f out, slightly short of room and lost place 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to regain 3rd close home
4th
0.5L
silks
Ardhoomey (IRE) 7, b g 9-3 (Moyville Racing Syndicate)
(1:11.99) (Drawn 5)ts+ Rated 106
Dark Angel (IRE) - Moy Joy (IRE)(Orpen (USA))
Breeder - John Quinn

(Morning price: 13/2 7/1 15/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 15/2 9/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
led, strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, soon headed and no extra inside final 150 yards
5th
0.75L
silks
Chessman (IRE) 5, b g 9-3 (Chessman Partnership)
(1:12.16) (Drawn 7) Rated 102
Acclamation (GB) - Dulcian (IRE)(Shamardal (USA))
Breeder - Corduff Stud

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

loading past form
mid-division, 5th halfway and travelled well 2f out, ridden over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace
6th
1.5L
silks
Smash Williams (IRE) 6, ch g 9-3 (Military Syndicate)
(1:12.44) (Drawn 9)ts+ Rated 105
Fracas (IRE) - Take Flight (IRE)(Pivotal (GB))
Breeder - Mrs M Joyce

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

loading past form
rear of mid-division, 6th halfway and pushed along on stands' side 2f out, ridden and no impression towards rear over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
7th
0.5L
silks
Urban Beat (IRE) 4, b g 9-3 (Fitzwilliam Racing)
(1:12.51) (Drawn 1) Rated 102
Red Jazz (USA) - Closetocrazy (IRE)(Blues Traveller (IRE))
Breeder - Mr Shane Quigley

(Morning price: 11/2 6/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong
8th
4.5L
silks
Gobi Desert (GB) 4, b c 9-3 (Mrs Annette O'Callaghan)
(1:13.34) (Drawn 3) Rated 97
Oasis Dream (GB) - Household Name (GB)(Zamindar (USA))
Breeder - Countess De La Warr

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 16/1 14/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along under 2f out and no extra inside final furlong, weakened
9th
5L
silks
St Patrick's Day (USA) 4, b c 9-3 (Mrs John Magnier)
(1:14.29) (Drawn 8)ts7 Rated 100
Pioneerof The Nile (USA) - Littleprincessemma (USA)(Yankee Gentleman (USA))
Breeder - Summer Wind Farm

(Morning price: 7/1 15/2 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 17/2 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
mid-division, pushed along and dropped towards rear over 2f out, soon ridden and no extra over 1f out, eased inside final furlong
Off 3.00
Time 1m. 11.51 secs, which is 0.99 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €13.60
Tote Trifecta- €189.80
CSF- €26.12.


2018 Merchant Navy 4 9-6 R L Moore 9/2 (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 7)
2017 Gordon Lord Byron 9 9-3 C D Hayes 20/1 (T Hogan) (Drawn 3)
2016 Mobsta 4 9-3 P J Smullen 14/1 (Mick Channon) (Drawn 1)
2015 Mustajeeb 4 9-3 P J Smullen 4/1 (D K Weld) (Drawn 7)
2014 Slade Power 5 10-0 W M Lordan 5/2 (Edward Lynam) (Drawn 2)

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