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13:50 Curragh

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  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 2m 41s
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Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £22.40
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 60/22-

Last run: 404 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Maiden on the Flat after 12 starts; runner-up in handicaps at Leopardstown and Navan last autumn but unseen since unplaced over hurdles next time; a squeak if ready with cheekpieces tried on return.

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No Results Found
2nd
1 (12)
Crassus

11/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-2223 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner has been in the frame lots of times on the level, including when runner-up three times this season; third at Killarney last time; has to squeeze out a bit more.

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Verdict Starting price

15th

12

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Crassus

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

In good form on the Flat this year; missed all of 2022 but went close when runner-up at Cork when last seen over timber in 2021; goes well on heavy ground and one to consider from a fair handicap mark.

12/1

3rd

15

(8)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Crassus

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

14/1

3rd
5 (6)
Franno

9/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 311439 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won at Bellewstown and Fairyhouse in July before solid efforts in defeat at Killarney and Galway; below that form at Bellewstown last time after 60 day break; should be sharper today and chance.

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9th

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Franno

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Triple Flat winner was poor in that sphere when last seen; maiden after five starts over hurdles and her best form is on better ground.

16/1

9th

12

(14)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Franno

8st 10lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gerard Keane

All three wins have come on turf and was tailed off a long way out at Navan when last seen; probably best watched returning from 113 days off.

20/1

17th

8

(1)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:40 Navan

Franno

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

midfield on inner early, weakened and dropped to last over 5f out

6/1

18/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 019750

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Won at Bellewstown (1m6f) in July but has been below that form since and needs to return to his best to make a mark.

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9th

7

(6)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Third Avenue

9st 3lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Andrew Crook

Has generally struggled since a couple of absences and this summer's work was poor under both codes; would be a surprise winner.

33/1

7th

9

(3)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:00 Catterick

Third Avenue

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Andrew Crook

Only 1-20 on the Flat and that success came over 1m6f in Ireland two years ago; no worthwhile hurdle form on last three appearances.

20/1

Form: 0-7599

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Maiden after six starts but not beaten far on occasions, including at Punchestown last time over 1m1f; step-up in trip could yield improvement.

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4th

4

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Krypton Gold

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Just a respectable third in tactical race at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) this month but today's forecast better ground ought to be in his favour and he's now back on the same mark as when second in good-quality 4yo handicap at Chepstow (2m, good) in the autumn; might be the answer.

9/4

3rd

4

8th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:10 Fontwell

Krypton Gold

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

towards rear

10/1

11th

7

(12)

1st Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Krypton Gold

9st 7lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Stuart Edmunds

Modest maiden on the Flat when trained in Ireland but he has since developed into a fair hurdler and returns to this discipline at a realistic level; one to take seriously.

5/2

Form: 380234

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden after nine runs has been placed several times in maidens and handicaps, including behind a useful sort at Killarney last time; can be on the premises again.

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3rd

6

(12)

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 3f 184y

15:05 Gowran Park

Easily

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Fourth to Saturday's premier handicap winner Powerful Aggie at Killarney reads well but no improvement at the Curragh last time and headgear now.

12/1

6th

4

(19)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Easily

9st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Maiden after nine runs has been placed several times in maidens and handicaps, including behind a useful sort at Killarney last time; can be on the premises again.

9/1

4th

5

(11)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 3f 50y

14:45 Killarney

Easily

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Maiden has not progressed but should be capable of winning one of these; handles yielding or better.

8/1

Form: 5-8065

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

First reserve; sole win came at Killarney last year and not a bad run at Navan over 1m2f last time; back to winning mark and possibilities.

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1st

13

(12)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Vita Veritas

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

A shade sisappointing this year though not digraced last thrice and Foley booked; still hard to be confident; mare 1-20.

14/1

7th

19

(11)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Vita Veritas

8st 9lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: John Joseph Murphy

First reserve; sole win came at Killarney last year and not a bad run at Navan over 1m2f last time; back to winning mark and possibilities.

5th

9

(13)

6th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 0y

15:40 Navan

Vita Veritas

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: John Joseph Murphy

Last year's Killarney win came in testing conditions; three runs this year underwhelming although not clear run on two occasions; approaching her winning mark so not one to readily rule out.

10/1

Form: 010-40 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

The last of his nine wins came over C&D last year in a Ladies' handicap but has been below that form in two recent starts, including here; needs to bounce back.

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14th

5

(12)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

El Tren

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Nine-time turf winner, limited AW experience; good run when second at the Curragh on penultimate start; asking a lot now at the age of 12.

14/1

3

(5)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

El Tren

9st 13lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Veteran mudlark capable of taking a hand on this ground if returning to form of Curragh second over this trip; tailed off at Navan since and has become hard to predict.

12/1

14/1

Form: 05569

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in three maidens and not a bad handicap debut at Galway; below that form at Killarney last time on soft but this better ground should help; cheekpieces replace visor.

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9th

4

(11)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 160y

19:15 Gowran Park

Siofra

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

15-race maiden, placed once on AW; made no impact in outings at Dundalk and Navan last month.

25/1

12th

9

(6)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Siofra

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

14-race maiden; placed once on AW but did not show much at Dundalk recently on her fist run for this stable; not certain to be suited by soft ground.

20/1

Form: 379-00

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Placed twice for Sheila Lavery last year but has been poor in two starts for this yard this year; should at least improve from comeback run at Gowran last month.

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No Results Found
11th
15 (13)
Storm Steps

16/1

Form: 610504 D

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Three-time AW winner hadn't been as effective in three turf starts earlier in the summer but was better back at Dundalk last time; questions back to turf today.

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10th

1

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Storm Steps

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

towards rear

16/1

9th

6

(9)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:35 Dundalk (AW)

Storm Steps

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Three-time C&D winner; was in good fettle on turf last year before form tailed off in the autumn; off long time before running down the field at Cork in August.

16/1

14/1

Form: 480836 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Just 1-29 but has been in the frame lots of times, including at Tramore in August; similar run at Listowel last time; could be involved.

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13th

9

(9)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 70y

16:15 Bellewstown

Stellify

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Both wins have come on soft and heavy over this sort of trip; is down to a rating she should be competitive off again but last week's return to the Flat didn't prompt an improvement in performance; hard to fancy right now.

33/1

9th

12

(5)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Stellify

8st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Fit from hurdling; suited by testing conditions and capable of making an impact off this mark judged on his placed efforts at this venue and at Galway last October.

8/1

9th

15

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Clonmel

Stellify

11st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual Flat winner with a liking for heavy ground; never a threat in four maidens and one handicap hurdle and looks up against it.

50/1

14/1

Form: 65-466

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Fourth in a Lingfield handicap (1m2f) in June was best run in five for William Haggas in UK; not a bad effort on debut for this yard at Killarney and, with improvement, could go closer.

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1st

2

(9)

10th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:50 Dundalk (AW)

Shamardalah

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Ciaran Murphy

Ex Willie Haggas-trained filly shaped okay on yard debut at Killarney but subsequent Curragh run was moderate; AW debut here and others hold stronger claims.

14/1

13th

10

(14)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Shamardalah

9st 5lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Ciaran Murphy

Fourth in a Lingfield handicap (1m2f) in June was best run in five for William Haggas in UK; not a bad effort on debut for this yard at Killarney and, with improvement, could go closer.

14/1

6th

12

(14)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 3f 50y

14:45 Killarney

Shamardalah

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Ciaran Murphy

Modest filly for William Haggas; left him after dire run; new yard 5-92 this season.

25/1

OUR TIP
14th
3 (18)
Dammit

10/1

Form: 839829 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Placed twice from nine starts, including at Down Royal last month; however, was below that level at Dundalk since and has to bounce back now.

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10th

11

(8)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Dammit

9st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened home straight

9/1

3rd

5

(5)

14th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 180y

20:20 Leopardstown

Dammit

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

close up, soon chased leaders, short of room on inner over 2f out, soon switched right and ridden, ran on well from over 1f out, went third final strides

14/1

5th

12

(19)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Dammit

9st 6lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Luke Comer

prominent, wandered around up the centre and lost position over 2f out, kept on final furlong

16/1

Form: 003734 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

On a long losing run but continues to run well in defeat, though a bit below par at Killarney last time; capable of being involved off career low mark.

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15th

6

(8)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Spruce Meadows

9st 7lb

J: Sean Bird

T: John James Feane

On a long losing run but continues to run well in defeat, though a bit below par at Killarney last time; capable of being involved off career low mark.

9/1

4th

9

(6)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 3f 50y

15:55 Killarney

Spruce Meadows

9st 7lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: John James Feane

Losing run is mounting up but he ran with credit when third at Dundalk last week and he's been left on the same mark; handles testing conditions well and one to be interested in here.

10/1

3rd

2

(1)

24th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Spruce Meadows

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: John James Feane

Seven-time winner overall and has come back to form of late in handicaps at Down Royal and Punchestown; every chance of making his presence felt although might need some luck from his draw.

8/1

16th
12 (16)
Ferrum

25/1

Form: 58/0-0

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Only five starts; came back from 466 days absence at Killarney last time, beaten 18.5l; lots of improvement needed.

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21

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Ferrum

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: G A Kingston

Modest maiden made the frame over this trip at Fairyhouse in November and over 2m4f at same venue in February; well held since; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

25/1

8th

15

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Ferrum

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: G A Kingston

towards rear

10/1

9th

11

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Ferrum

10st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: G A Kingston

0-9 on Flat, 0-10 over hurdles, one of his better efforts when fourth over 2m4f at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago; more needed,

16/1

20/1

Form: 498059

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Hasn't built on his promising debut effort in a Navan maiden in March; first run for new yard after a break; others appeal more.

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7th

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Camino Mission

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Seamus Fahey

Modest Flat maiden but wasn't beaten that far on handicap hurdle debut at Cork recently; that was over 2m4f and this trip might suit this Flat-bred better; considered.

8/1

Form: 0/0094

Last run: 115 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in France put up her best effort in four Flat starts for this yard at Ballinrobe in June; 4lb lower today so possibilities if ready after break.

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15th

15

(6)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Inshallah Queen

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual winner in France at three but has shown very little since joining this yard; well beaten all four starts this year.

40/1

9th

15

(3)

19th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:40 Navan

Inshallah Queen

8st 13lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

led, soon clear, raced far side and alone from 6f out, pushed along and 8 lengths ahead 3f out, reduced lead under 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

50/1

14

(4)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Navan

Inshallah Queen

9st 1lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual winner in France; a bit of promise for this yard last year but well below form in three runs this term; off 66 days.

33/1

12/1

Form: 940

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Best of three starts was when fourth (beaten 6.5l) in a Galway maiden on second try but was poor at Listowel last time; interesting if bouncing back on handicap debut.

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16th

5

(1)

10th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:25 Fairyhouse

Breffni Girl

9st 13lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

briefly led, headed and in touch with leaders soon after start, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on inside final 110yds

16/1

10th

6

(13)

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 169y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Breffni Girl

9st 10lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

pushed along briefly, soon towards rear of midfield, good headway and pressed leaders over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakening when jockey dropped whip inside final furlong, eased towards finish

8/1

12th

6

(19)

23rd May 2022

Yielding

1m 3f 179y

19:30 Roscommon

Breffni Girl

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

Solid effort when beaten roughly 2l on return in first-time cheekpieces but not as good twice since and might want a step back up in trip.

12/1

Form: 00-000 C

Last run: 164 days

W: 8st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; six-time winner up to 1m was poor when last seen in the spring; best watched taking huge jump in trip.

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18th

18

(19)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:40 Navan

Rattling Jewel

8st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Martin Hassett

Six-time winner up to 1m was poor when last seen in the spring; best watched taking huge jump in trip.

33/1

20

(7)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Rattling Jewel

8st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Martin Hassett

Second reserve; six-time winner up to 1m was poor when last seen in the spring; best watched taking huge jump in trip.

Form: 9000

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; beaten 18l on handicap debut at Navan last week back after a break; lots of improvement required.

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12th

21

(26)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:15 Navan

Mickah Wallace

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: M A Cahill

Well held on handicap debut here early this month following a lengthy absence; cheekpieces now tried but can only be watched.

50/1

21

(5)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Mickah Wallace

8st 6lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: M A Cahill

Third reserve; beaten 18l on handicap debut at Navan last week back after a break; lots of improvement required.

10th

12

(20)

6th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:12 Navan

Mickah Wallace

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: M A Cahill

Cut little ice in three starts in maiden company; handicap debutant for whom market likely best guide.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €1395.00
Straight Forecast €957.20
Tricast €10558.50
Trifecta €9227.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Dammit

SPOTLIGHT:

Shamardalah

RP Ratings (IRE):

Stellify

The Irish Sun:

Crassus