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Laugh A Minute

Laugh A Minute ran a big race to finish third in the Scurry Handicap at The Curragh last Saturday. Settled in mid-division early on towards the far side from his low draw by Adam Caffrey, he didn’t have a huge amount of racing room out in the centre at the two-furlong marker. Once into the clear, the leaders were already going for home towards the stands rail, and he did well to close inside the final furlong, getting to within a length of the winner Strike Red by the time he got to the winning line.

It was a big run by Ado McGuinness’ horse from his low draw, in a race that developed towards the stands side rail. He was the only horse drawn in single figures who reached the first six. The Scurry is always a competitive handicap, and this year’s renewal is already working out well, with runner-up Aussie Girl finishing second again in a listed race at Naas four days later, and fourth-placed No More Porter going down by just a head to Coeur D’Or in the big Colm Quinn BMW Mile at Galway on Tuesday. Laugh A Minute holds an entry in the Ahonoora Handicap over seven furlongs at Galway on Sunday, and he will be of interest if he lines up in that. He finished third in the race last year, staying on well after being a little short of room on the run around the home turn. He is only 3lb higher now than he was then, we know that he is in good form now, he goes well on soft ground and he stays seven furlongs.
The Curragh, 22nd July 2023