October 10 / 14.05 Curragh

14.05 Curragh Yielding

Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £42142.86
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 33 runners
  • Win time: 3m 38s
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Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 33 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.50
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 618 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler/chaser who has been a latecomer to Flat action as a 9yo, winning Tramore maiden and more recently slowly away when never counting in ladies handicap here last month over 1m4f; return to this longer trip to suit and handles soft so one to consider.
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1st

25

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Line Out

8st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John E Kiely

Useful hurdler/chaser who has been a latecomer to Flat action as a 9yo, winning Tramore maiden and more recently slowly away when never counting in ladies handicap here last month over 1m4f; return to this longer trip to suit and handles soft so one to consider.

16/1

8th

5

(14)

26th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Line Out

10st 5lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: John E Kiely

Useful hurdler/chaser who has been a latecomer to Flat action at the age of nine this season; won a 2m maiden at Tramore last month on second Flat outing; second in a 2m6f handicap at Killarney confirm that he is in good form.

6/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 754-21

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Back from a spell chasing with decent second at Down Royal before landing Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket last month for original trainer; likely much stiffer task here off revised mark and best form has been on a decent surface.
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3rd

5

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Turnpike Trip

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

Very capable 140-rated hurdler and useful staying Flat handicapper, winning the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket and second in Irish Cesarewitch last year; mixed level of form in 4 attempts chasing last year but probably the one to beat on his clear Limerick second (2m4f, good); better for recent comeback run over hurdles.

6/4

5th

7

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Cork

Turnpike Trip

11st 2lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

8/1

2nd

10

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Turnpike Trip

9st 4lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Back from a spell chasing with decent second at Down Royal before landing Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket last month for original trainer; likely much stiffer task here off revised mark and best form has been on a decent surface.

13/2

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 21/5-5 BF

Last run: 75 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
First reserve; decent hurdler, winning valuable 3m handicap at Dublin Racing Festival back in February; not seen until beaten favourite in Galway flat handicap in July, never landing a blow but keeping on; place claims; 2lb wrong.
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3rd

7

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Maze Runner

11st 4lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

5th

23

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Maze Runner

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Took a strong handicap in good style at Leopardstown (soft to heavy) in February 2021; no impact in December in his next two hurdle races but his fading sixth of 24 at Leopardstown (on yielding; same race he won last term) on latest outing was rather more positive; needs a big career best but all five of his handicap hurdles have been at 3m and trying 2m5f is interesting.

33/1

6th

7

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Maze Runner

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Bolted up in this race last year from a 9lb lower mark; not quite at his best in a couple of runs over hurdles this term and might be vulnerable this time around given that his best efforts have been on soft/heavy ground.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £10.30

Form: 3-0740 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won this in 2019 but only win since has come over hurdles; not at best on flat this year, running no sort of race at Leopardstown last time and has questions to answer at this stage.
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9

(21)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:45 Naas

Royal Illusion

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: W P Mullins

Former Irish Cesarewitch winner ran another sound race in this year's renewal when fifth behind Line Out after running into some slight traffic problems two furlongs from home; generally runs her race and handles testing ground.

9/1

4th

9

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Royal Illusion

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: W P Mullins

Won this in 2019 but only win since has come over hurdles; not at best on flat this year, running no sort of race at Leopardstown last time and has questions to answer at this stage.

12/1

Form: 8-4656 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Slow-starter on occasions for Jessica Harrington, joined current trainer after below-par Tramore run (no stalls) in August; top rider now engaged but remains of limited appeal.
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7th

8

(17)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:45 Naas

Lynwood Gold

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

Never any closer than he was at the line when fifth in the Cesarewitch, but a fine effort and if he can build on that, he won't be far away; has winning form on heavy ground so no worries on that front either; respected.

10/1

5th

8

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Lynwood Gold

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

Slow-starter on occasions for Jessica Harrington, joined current trainer after below-par Tramore run (no stalls) in August; top rider now engaged but remains of limited appeal.

20/1

Form: 807511

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Progressive 3yo ran away with 1m6f Navan handicap before defying 10lb rise with ready Galway win over 1m4f; up another 15lb for that so more needed but longer trip could well see more improvement; unproven on soft but full-brother won on it; 1lb wrong.
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1st

10

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Celestial Horizon

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

2nd

3

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Celestial Horizon

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

5/1

1st

4

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

13:55 Naas

Celestial Horizon

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful 84-rated operator on the Flat whose best effort over hurdles arrived in 2m maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in late January; no match for Icare Allen last time in Grade 3 but jumped to his left there and may be better going this way around; big chance with ground to suit.

5/4

Form: 1-1442

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Progressive with step up in trip this term, winning Naas conditions event and left with plenty to do when strong-finishing fourth in Group 2 Queen's Vase; creditable AW debut second on latest and may still have more to offer at this extended trip although has fair share of weight.
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7th

5

(7)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:46 Navan

Benaud

9st 5lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

7th

4

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Benaud

9st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Progressive with step up in trip this term, winning Naas conditions event and left with plenty to do when strong-finishing fourth in Group 2 Queen's Vase; creditable AW debut second on latest and may still have more to offer at this extended trip although has fair share of weight.

16/1

2nd

2

(5)

17th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Benaud

9st 4lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Progressive with step up in trip this term, winning Naas conditions event and left with plenty to do when strong-finishing fourth in Gr 2 Queen's Vase; tame run in Ballyroan Stakes last time however raises questions now switched to AW.

9/2

16/1

Form: 2-6324 BF

Last run: 85 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose sort has been running with credit on the Flat lately without winning, notably touched off by Dalton Highway over C&D; just okay run over hurdles at Listowel; place claims on best form.
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1

27th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 0y

11:30 Fairyhouse

Dewcup

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Smart hurdler is rated 133 in that sphere, winning 2-7 and running well in Graded company; was fit from the Flat when a decent runner-up (4l ahead of Torygraph) on chasing debut at Punchestown; there won't be much between them today and can go close.

2/1

1

14th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

12:30 Punchestown

Dewcup

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: T M Walsh

Won three here (one bumper, two hurdles) and career best came when runner-up to Fury Road in a Grade 2 novice hurdle here last term; runner-up in a beginners chase here yesterday on chase debut.

16/1

2nd

4

13th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 3f 150y

12:00 Punchestown

Dewcup

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: T M Walsh

Twice successful over hurdles, rated 133; fair maiden on the Flat, eighth in 30-runner Irish Cesarewitch on latest; should pay his way over fences.

14/1

16/1

Form: 5-425

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Dual bumper scorer and winning jumper; has run only four times on the Flat, pick being recent fifth of 23 in premier handicap at Leopardstown, keeping on well on ground probably plenty quick enough; slower ground now in his favour so not one to rule out.
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2nd

4

6th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 43y

13:50 Leopardstown

Dunvegan

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: P A Fahy

Always held in high regard and finally coming good; in a rich vein following back-to-back handicap successes at Fairyhouse, the latest in the prestigious Dan Moore Memorial, and while he has loads to find on ratings, he could be worth a shot at running here given the small turnout; nonetheless, career best needed to get involved.

16/1

1st

5

9th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:20 Fairyhouse

Dunvegan

11st 0lb

Versatile sort who stays further but made all to win competitive handicap chase over C&D in November off 139; up 7lb for that but likes it here and likely to give it another good go from the front again; hard to keep out of the frame.

5/1

1st

5

27th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 110y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Dunvegan

11st 1lb

J: B J Cooper

T: P A Fahy

Almost two years since his only chase win, but has plenty going for him, including decent form in valuable Flat handicaps in recent months; third in the Naas November on latest; clear chance on the form of his third place in a big 2m4f handicap at the Punchestown festival in April.

11/2

Form: 523-16 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Quite smart hurdler not at her best in valuable Galway handicap on latest; had earlier got off the mark on the flat in Listowel handicap but didn't quite get home in Galway premier handicap subsequently; probably has enough weight on what we've seen so far on the flat (5 starts).
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2nd

2

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

My Sister Sarah

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Irish mare who has several pieces of useful form, including a ready success in Kempton Listed event (3m, good; has won on soft) in November; below par at Leopardstown (2m4f) last time but this step back up in trip may prove ideal; major contender on ratings.

5/2

6th

5

29th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

My Sister Sarah

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Five-time hurdles winner is more exposed than several of these but easy winner of 3m Listed contest at Kempton last month and another with every chance on ratings.

7/1

1st

1

22nd Nov 2021

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:50 Kempton

My Sister Sarah

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: W P Mullins

Four hurdle wins, including valuable 3m handicap at 2019 Punchestown festival (good to yielding) and a Limerick Listed race (2m6f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) last October; didn't run particularly well in valuable Flat handicap last month but has a good chance at the weights here.

4/6

Form: 05-514 BF

Last run: 76 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Slow-maturing type came good when upped in trip on soft ground at Limerick in July; looked in need of further at Galway subsequently so more could be forthcoming now upped in trip; 1lb wrong.
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11th

29

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

National Ballet

8st 6lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Slow-maturing type came good when upped in trip on soft ground at Limerick in July; looked in need of further at Galway subsequently so more could be forthcoming now upped in trip; 1lb wrong.

14/1

Form: 022001

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Not entirely consistent but overall progressive this year, Killarney win suggesting he could well be able for this sort of trip; seemed to handle softer ground on recent hurdles debut; tried blinkered now; 2lb wrong.
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12th

30

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Powerful Kieran

8st 6lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Not entirely consistent but overall progressive this year, Killarney win suggesting he could well be able for this sort of trip; seemed to handle softer ground on recent hurdles debut; tried blinkered now; 2lb wrong.

16/1

Form: -10305

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Also-ran in this race last year but made winning return to the flat at Killarney in July; held since, latest in Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket won by Turnpike Trip: seems an outsider.
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5th

10

26th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 100y

16:50 Punchestown

Great Bear

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

15th

20

(11)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:45 Naas

Great Bear

8st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Thomas Gibney

66's for the Cesarewitch but shaped quite well, albeit needs much better to turn the tables with a few of these from it; has gone well on heavy ground in the past and could be one to sneak a place here at a big price.

66/1

13th

20

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Great Bear

8st 11lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Thomas Gibney

Also-ran in this race last year but made winning return to the flat at Killarney in July; held since, latest in Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket won by Turnpike Trip: seems an outsider.

40/1

Form: 152/48 BF

Last run: 76 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Long absent until respectable run in the circumstances at Listowel in June but didn't come on as expected when favourite at Galway, never landing a blow when racing wide; has a bit to prove now.
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2

(12)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Exchange Rate

10st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Ex-Willie Mullins and a very useful handicapper over a trip; little to recommend in two hurdle starts for his current trainer and best watched for now.

14/1

3

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:13 Cork

Exchange Rate

11st 5lb

Formerly with Willie Mullins when a useful long-distance handicapper on the Flat in 2018 and had looked like a nice prospect over hurdles prior to that but missed nearly three years of action; pulled up on return to hurdles at Down Royal in October and while it was a better run at Punchestown last time, he still needs plenty more to defy this mark.

12/1

2

19th Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 182y

12:10 Thurles

Exchange Rate

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Dual purpose performer makes debut over fences; will probably find more manageable opportunities in time; others preferred.

50/1

Form: 13-67

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Galileo colt showed decent form this time last year but very restricted classic campaign, running badly in Lingfield Derby Trial and after long absence never counted in Irish St Leger here last month; hard to assess at the moment but unexposed entering handicap company and upped in trip.
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15th

5

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Carlisle Bay

9st 7lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: A P O’Brien

Galileo colt showed decent form this time last year but very restricted classic campaign, running badly in Lingfield Derby Trial and after long absence never counted in Irish St Leger here last month; hard to assess at the moment but unexposed entering handicap company and upped in trip.

20/1

Form: 1/09-0

Last run: 140 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose sort but lost his form over hurdles last spring and beaten a long way on the Flat when last seen in May; very hard to have confidence in.
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10th

16

(18)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:45 Naas

Jukebox Jive

8st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Far from disgraced for an 80/1 shot in the Cesarewitch, but he will need to improve plenty from the run to be competitive here; that said, fitter now and entitled to do just that.

25/1

16th

21

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Jukebox Jive

8st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual-purpose sort but lost his form over hurdles last spring and beaten a long way on the Flat when last seen in May; very hard to have confidence in.

50/1

2

(2)

20th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 5f 110y

17:45 Fairyhouse

Jukebox Jive

10st 1lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual-purpose sort but lost his form over hurdles last spring and beaten a long way on the Flat when last seen; needs a revival back after a break.

18/1

Form: 2128

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner has made her mark on the flat, running creditably on last month's handicap debut at Leopardstown; probably that bit high in the handicap right now though.
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6th

13

16th Dec 2021

Yielding

1m 7f 180y

12:50 Naas

Monas Melody

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Punchestown bumper winner added to her tally by landing a Killarney Flat maiden last summer; ran into a potentially decent mare of Willie Mullins' in a Thurles maiden hurdle last month and might be up against two better ones here; place prospects at best.

7/1

2nd

3

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

14:10 Thurles

Monas Melody

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Bumper winner in September 2020 and has won a 1m6f Flat maiden since; running okay in valuable handicaps on the level in the autumn and should be involved if she can transfer all that ability back to this sphere.

4/1

Form: -04985

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Often highly-tried but not up to the task; capable of the odd good run however, notably when runner-up in this race last year (off 85) so can't be readily discounted but others preferred.
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6th

1

(1)

26th Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Aircraft Carrier

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Luke Comer

Three-time AW weather winner in Britain; yet to strike form for his current stable, but the yard are in outstanding form at the moment and he cannot be dismissed on that basis alone.

10/1

11th

5

(14)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:45 Naas

Aircraft Carrier

9st 6lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Luke Comer

Thrown in at the deep end on a couple of occasions and looks to have his work cut out here on the back of a heavy enough defeat behind Line Out in the Cesarewitch, although not disgraced either; potential to outrun his odds but hard to fancy.

100/1

18th

2

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Aircraft Carrier

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Luke Comer

Often highly-tried but not up to the task; capable of the odd good run however, notably when runner-up in this race last year (off 85) so can't be readily discounted but others preferred.

33/1

Form: 95-558 C

Last run: 123 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Nursery winner here last year but has looked out of depth this year in 3 starts; upped markedly in trip for handicap debut and hard to fancy.
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9th

1

(1)

1st May 2022

Good

1m 2f 142y

16:35 Sligo

Dearg Jazz

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

19th

18

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Dearg Jazz

8st 11lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: James M Barrett

Nursery winner here last year but has looked out of depth this year in 3 starts; upped markedly in trip for handicap debut and hard to fancy.

40/1

20/1

Form: 041-25 D BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Quality hurdler has been a beaten favourite on latest 2 outings on the Flat, staying-on second at Bellewstown and made much more use of but didn't get home in 2m2f Ulster Cesarewitch; ideally wants better ground.
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12th

1

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Hannon

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

14th

6

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Hannon

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Didn't jump well and dropped away tamely on recent Fairyhouse comeback run; needs to improve considerably although does have his ground.

20/1

16th

2

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Hannon

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

25/1

Form: 321/50

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Won on Flat in France three season ago; useful 134-rated hurdler but comeback run on the flat at Leopardstown last month was tame; yard looks to have stronger contenders here.
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1st

10

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

N’golo

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ann Duffield

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:10 Haydock

N’golo

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ann Duffield

Formerly with Willie Mullins and he made a fairly encouraging stable debut over C&D in December, when 12lb higher; however, his form has gone the wrong way since and he has something to prove today.

10/1

6th

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

14:05 Kelso

N’golo

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ann Duffield

Eventually lost his way for Willie Mullins; ran respectably at Haydock in December on debut for new yard, which he failed to match at Ascot (hung left) six weeks ago, but he has been quickly dropped in the weights.

11/1

Form: 563636

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Also-ran in this race last year and has promised more than he has delivered this year, notably strong-finishing third to Dalton Highway in Killarney amateur contest; respectable run latest in Leopardstown premier handicap but needs to find more.
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8

(4)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

13:20 Curragh

Shoshone Warrior

11st 5lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Very capable handicapper but only 1-14; ran well when sixth in a premier handicap at Leopardstown on penultimate start before being well beaten in Irish Cesarewitch; stays well and respected on best form; has run poorly on soft ground a couple of times.

9/1

22th

3

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Shoshone Warrior

9st 12lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Also-ran in this race last year and has promised more than he has delivered this year, notably strong-finishing third to Dalton Highway in Killarney amateur contest; respectable run latest in Leopardstown premier handicap but needs to find more.

16/1

Form: 012-5

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Trained by Dermot Weld last year, winning Killarney maiden and fine second in 1m4f conditions event here; returned from 11 months' absence when well held in Killarney conditions event won by Dalton Highway last month, slowly away and keen; entitled to come on for recent run and tried blinkered over this longer trip (bred to stay).
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23th

6

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Ebendi

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Trained by Dermot Weld last year, winning Killarney maiden and fine second in 1m4f conditions event here; returned from 11 months' absence when well held in Killarney conditions event won by Dalton Highway last month, slowly away and keen; entitled to come on for recent run and tried blinkered over this longer trip (bred to stay).

16/1

Form: 54/7-5

Last run: 233 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Useful handicap hurdler also boasts decent Flat form, including seventh in last year's Cesarewitch at Newmarket; hasn't run on the flat since February and this looks a big ask.
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11th

8

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Whirling Dervish

12st 3lb

J: Chloe Page

T: J F Levins

Completely lost his way over jumps failing to complete in four of last five starts.

14

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Whirling Dervish

10st 11lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

8

(2)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:00 Navan

Whirling Dervish

9st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Out of form over jumps; best Flat form was at two, three and four; highlighted by a Listed second at Naas in 2018 and a defeat of top-class stayer Twilight Payment over 1m6f at Gowran in April 2019; rated 100 at his peak, hard to fancy even though now 17lb below that mark.

16/1

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12/1

Form: 0-0011 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Better than ever, coming here on a career-high mark following C&D defeat of Dewcup and most recently beating several of today's rivals in blanket finish to Killarney amateur riders' conditions event, battling on really gamely; toughest task to-date but should run his race and softer ground no issue.
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25th

1

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Dalton Highway

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: D K Weld

Better than ever, coming here on a career-high mark following C&D defeat of Dewcup and most recently beating several of today's rivals in blanket finish to Killarney amateur riders' conditions event, battling on really gamely; toughest task to-date but should run his race and softer ground no issue.

12/1

Form: 840320 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Habitual front-runner has been running well in defeat this year, although AW run last time was moderate; stronger stayers here.
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2nd

3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Effernock Fizz

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Miss Katy Brown

8th

9

(1)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:46 Navan

Effernock Fizz

9st 1lb

J: Mark Gallagher

T: Miss Katy Brown

2nd

8

(6)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Effernock Fizz

9st 3lb

J: Mark Gallagher

T: Miss Katy Brown

Exuberant front-runner at her best; fair fourth behind Dances With Stars here two weeks ago; needs a bit more but not to be discounted.

20/1

Form: 90-357

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Gowran maiden winner two years ago hasn't added to that in quite light campaign since although couple of creditable efforts in Leopardstown handicaps this year; tried visored here but probably a bit high in the handicap.
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15

(7)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:45 Naas

Presto

8st 9lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Oliver McKiernan

40's when off the pace in the Cesarewitch (found to have blood in nostrils post race); quite a bit to find to turn the tables with a few of these from that run and is probably best observed.

66/1

27th

13

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Presto

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Oliver McKiernan

Gowran maiden winner two years ago hasn't added to that in quite light campaign since although couple of creditable efforts in Leopardstown handicaps this year; tried visored here but probably a bit high in the handicap.

20/1

Form: 341757 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler and four-time winner on the Flat, most recently in C&D handicap in July off 74; out of depth searching black type since and reverts to handicap off 10lb higher mark so career-best required.
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28th

12

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Dinard Rose

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Nina Walsh

Winning hurdler and four-time winner on the Flat, most recently in C&D handicap in July off 74; out of depth searching black type since and reverts to handicap off 10lb higher mark so career-best required.

14/1

7th

4

(7)

26th Sep 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Curragh

Dinard Rose

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Nina Walsh

Winning hurdler and four-time winner on the Flat, most recently in a handicap here in July; this looks like an ambitious bid for back type, in common with her two most recent outings here and at Galway

66/1

Form: 6-2460

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Sandown Derby Trial winner in 2018 before losing his way; yet to really fire for current yard although not beaten too far in premier handicap at Leopardstown latest when reportedly never travelling; still to prove his stamina at this trip.
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6th

13

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Sevenna Star

10st 6lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Group 3 winner on Flat during his young days with John Gosden; 0-8 over hurdles; recent handicap form raises doubts, but his official rating of 113 gives him strong prospects in a contest of this standard.

100/30

10th

10

21st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Lingfield

Sevenna Star

10st 8lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Emmet Mullins

Heavy-ground winner for John Gosden, for whom he also won a Group 3; 0-12 under both codes for Emmet Mullins but was placed at Cork under similarly testing conditions in November; good ground perhaps too lively last time.

9/1

15th

21

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Sevenna Star

9st 12lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Emmet Mullins

Maiden over hurdles; twice third behind Dads Lad in recent months; tough task from 5lb out of the handicap

25/1

Form: 9/20/6

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
One-time smart type was rated 100 at his best but has been regressive in recent years and well held on return from over 2 year absence at Listowel; impossible to fancy.
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9

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:20 Cork

Lustrous Light

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: J Motherway

66/1

10th

1

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Lustrous Light

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J Motherway

Won twice on the Flat in 2016; missed all of 2020 and really struggled for form since; tailed off at huge prices in two runs in maiden hurdles so far.

100/1

12th

2

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Lustrous Light

12st 0lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: J Motherway

Useful on the Flat early in his career; however, struggled on the level this term and can't be recommended after a low-key hurdle debut last week when 150-1.

100/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Powerful Kieran

SPOTLIGHT:

Celestial Horizon

RP Ratings (IRE):

National Ballet

POSTDATA:

Sevenna Star

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