Curragh

Sunday, 27th Sep 2020

The Heffernan Tyres Joe McGrath Handicap

  • Race Time: 1:01.4
  • Off Time: 14:31
  • 5f
  • 15 ran

The Heffernan Tyres Joe McGrath Handicap of EUR40,000 (Premier Handicap). (Generously sponsored by Heffernan Tyres) Winner will receive EUR24,000 (Penalty Value: EUR23,600) Second will receive EUR8,000 Third will receive EUR4,000 Fourth will receive EUR2,000 Fifth will receive EUR1,200 Sixth will receive EUR800

  • Tote Placepot: €68.30
  • Tote Exacta: (9,15) €116.40
  • Tote Trifecta: (9,15,6) €798.50

1st

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Celerina
  • Rating: 85
  • 8 - 10
  • TOTE Win: €4.90
  • Place: €2.00
  • SP: 11/2 2Fav

prominent, raced near side group and soon led overall, pushed along from 2f out and pressed, stayed on well inside final furlong

2nd

½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Mastercraftsman - Sweet Afton
  • Rating: 77
  • 8 - 9
  • Place: €5.60
  • SP: 18/1

towards rear, raced far side group, still travelling smoothly from 2f out and headway, pushed along and effort from over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner

3rd

½ lengths

EMERALD GREEN, dark blue sash & sleeves, hooped cap

G.M. Ryan (3)

  • 7YO
  • B
  • G
  • Zebedee (GB) - Amended (GB)
  • Rating: 86
  • 9 - 1
  • Place: €3.40
  • SP: 13/2

a little slow into stride, towards rear, raced near side group, headway and disputed 7th approaching halfway, soon pushed along, kept on well without reaching front pair inside final furlong

4th

¾ lengths

  • 3YO
  • B
  • C
  • Elzaam (AUS) - Navajo Princess
  • Rating: 83
  • 9 - 0
  • SP: 20/1

broke well to lead, raced far side group, prominent overall, 3rd approaching halfway, soon effort and challenged, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong

5th

¾ lengths

  • 3YO
  • GR
  • F
  • Clodovil - Sophie Germain
  • Rating: 88
  • 9 - 2
  • SP: 9/1

raced near side group, tracked leaders, 4th approaching halfway, soon pushed along, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong

6th

Head

  • 3YO
  • CH
  • C
  • Zebedee (GB) - Why Not Now (GB)
  • Rating: 86
  • 9 - 3
  • SP: 16/1

raced far side group, mid-division early, 11th approaching halfway, soon headway and effort, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong

7th

¾ lengths

  • 3YO
  • B
  • C
  • Cable Bay - Alzahra (GB)
  • Rating: 81
  • 8 - 12
  • SP: 7/2 Fav

raced far side group, chased leaders, disputed 7th approaching halfway, still travelling smoothly from 2f out, pushed along behind horses inside final furlong and kept on without matching principals

8th

½ lengths

MAUVE, black seams, dark blue sleeves, mauve cap

Sam Ewing (7)

  • 8YO
  • B
  • G
  • Dark Angel - Moy Joy
  • Rating: 93
  • 9 - 4
  • SP: 12/1

raced far side group, tracked leaders, 6th approaching halfway, pushed along to challenge from 2f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong

9th

Head

  • 5YO
  • GR
  • F
  • Clodovil - Leenavesta (USA)
  • Rating: 84
  • 9 - 2
  • SP: 10/1

prominent, raced near side group, 2nd approaching halfway, soon effort, no extra and one pace inside final furlong

10th

½ lengths

  • 4YO
  • BR
  • G
  • Invincible Spirit - Danuta (USA)
  • Rating: 86
  • 9 - 4
  • SP: 12/1

raced near side group, waited with, 12th approaching halfway, soon headway, pushed along 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong

11th

1 lengths

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Canford Cliffs - Ryalahna
  • Rating: 91
  • 9 - 9
  • SP: 12/1

raced far side group, mid-division early, 10th approaching halfway, pushed along 2f out and effort, one pace final furlong

12th

Neck

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Dandy Man - Skyscape (GB)
  • Rating: 74
  • 8 - 6
  • SP: 22/1

prominent, raced far side group, 5th approaching halfway, pushed along 2f out, one pace final furlong

13th

1¼ lengths

  • 3YO
  • B
  • F
  • Requinto - Sara Hammock
  • Rating: 73
  • 8 - 1
  • SP: 33/1

raced near side group, chased leaders, disputed 7th approaching halfway, pushed along 2f out, no extra and one pace final furlong

14th

¾ lengths

  • 3YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Pastoral Pursuits (GB) - Bazzana (GB)
  • Rating: 77
  • 8 - 3
  • SP: 22/1

a little slow into stride, towards rear, raced far side group, pushed along 2f out and some headway, kept on same pace final furlong

15th

3¾ lengths

  • 3YO
  • B
  • F
  • Toronado - Riva Royale (GB)
  • Rating: 87
  • 9 - 4
  • SP: 33/1

very slowly into stride, behind in rear, raced far side, never a factor

N.R.

PURPLE, light green cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap                                                                                  Non-Runner

D.W. O'Connor (3)

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Dabirsim (FR) - Nordic Spruce (USA)
  • Rating: 96
  • 9 - 11

N.R.

PINK, black sleeves, striped cap                                                                                                                      Non-Runner

M.C. Hussey

  • 3YO
  • GR
  • G
  • Gutaifan - Toy Show
  • Rating: 88
  • 9 - 5

N.R.

DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap, emerald green spots                                                                                        Non-Runner

G.F. Carroll

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Rajj - Imitation (GB)
  • Rating: 83
  • 9 - 1

Non-Runners: Nordic Passage , Big Gossey , My Laureate

2019: Make A Challenge 4 9-8, Doyle, Denis Gerard Hogan 5/1 Fav

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