October 26 / 13.20 Curragh

13.20 Curragh Yielding To Soft

Paddy Power Amateur Riders Derby (Q.R.) Race

  • Prize money: £8955.36
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 2m 48s
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Paddy Power Amateur Riders Derby (Q.R.) Race

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2-1558 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Stakes class performer was a Listed winner over 10f at three; won 1m handicap here off 101 on seasonal reappearance in April and creditable efforts in defeat since including when beaten 5l in very valuable Ascot handicap last time; first try at 1m4f and would beat these rivals for speed if lasting home.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(11)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

13:20 Curragh

Raise You

11st 12lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Stakes class performer was a Listed winner over 10f at three; won 1m handicap here off 101 on seasonal reappearance in April and creditable efforts in defeat since including when beaten 5l in very valuable Ascot handicap last time; first try at 1m4f and would beat these rivals for speed if lasting home.

11/2

8th

9

(19)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ascot

Raise You

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful form in his two attempts at handicap level, winning 21-runner race at the Curragh (1m, good) in April and fifth of 18 at the Galway festival (8.5f, soft) last time out; goes well fresh; interesting.

14/1

4

(13)

25th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Raise You

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful form in his two attempts at handicap level, winning 21-runner race at the Curragh (1m, good) in April and fifth of 18 at the Galway festival last time out; Listed winner at this venue (1m2f) when with Andrew Balding; not without a chance.

13/8

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 385201

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Classy sort was fourth in last year's Irish St Leger; has a poor strike-rate but went some way to improving it when bolting up under this rider at Listowel (1m6f) last month; bumped into an impressive winner when second on hurdles bow since; highest-rated and obvious chance although would ideally prefer a bit further.
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2nd

5

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Barbados

12st 3lb

J: Leona Hughes

T: Mrs John Harrington

Smart Flat performer, placed at Group 2 level; below form of late but leading claims here.

5th

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 160y

18:30 Gowran Park

Barbados

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Finished fourth in the 2020 Irish St Leger but hasn't really gone on from that; won a Listowel conditions event last year but was below that level at the Curragh next time; found to have mucus in his trachea after a poor Dundalk run in February; blinkers tried.

6/1

6th

1

(7)

21st Feb 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Barbados

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Close fourth in the 2020 Irish Leger; readily won a Listowel conditions contest last September; tried over hurdles twice this season, well beaten at Thurles last week and reverts back to the Flat here; class act of the race and very much the one to beat.

4/5

20/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 25-279 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Ran well up to a point at Leopardstown recently after being off more than four months but only 2-20 on Flat and plenty to find on ratings.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

8

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Bold Approach

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Brendan W Duke

16/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:05 Naas

Bold Approach

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Brendan W Duke

Useful Flat performer for Jim Bolger, two wins and eight places, peak rating of 99 (89 currently); promise in two runs over hurdles; may have finished closer but for a bad mistake at the second-last at Fairyhouse in January; chased home effortless winner Kilcruit at Punchestown later that month.

8/1

2nd

1

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Bold Approach

12st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Brendan W Duke

Smart Flat performer (peak RPR 103) and promise in two runs over hurdles so far; may have finished much closer without a bad mistake at the second last at Fairyhouse earlier this month and better ground would be in his favour too.

14/1

Form: 29573-

Last run: 391 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
First run for over a year and form in Britain leaves him with loads to find.
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14th

2

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Fairyhouse

Red Secret

12st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Dual Flat winner for Ed Dunlop; well beaten in an extremely hot Leopardstown maiden hurdle last month but not disgraced at Navan the time before; needs this for a handicap mark.

66/1

8th

9

29th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Red Secret

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Two wins and four places from 15 Flat starts in Britain; best on AW, though ran respectably on Irish debut in a 1m4f conditions event at the Curragh in October; some merit on his hurdling debut at Navan but more likely one for handicaps in due course.

50/1

5th

10

4th Dec 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

11:30 Navan

Red Secret

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Two wins and four places from 15 Flat starts in Britain, best on AW, though ran respectably on Irish debut in a 1m4f conditions event at the Curragh in October; could pay his way over hurdles, but this is a tough introduction.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 054180

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Has won three times at around 10f but not at his best the last twice when stepped up to this trip; has plenty to find on ratings but top jockey on board and cheekpieces tried; stable has better prospects with Barbados.
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4th

12

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Protagonist

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won a conditions event at Fairyhouse in July amongst some generally consistent form on the Flat this year; potentially very interesting recruit to hurdles.

7/1

5th

3

(7)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

13:20 Curragh

Protagonist

11st 12lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Mrs John Harrington

Has won three times at around 10f but not at his best the last twice when stepped up to this trip; has plenty to find on ratings but top jockey on board and cheekpieces tried; stable has better prospects with Barbados.

9/1

13th

3

(11)

23rd Sep 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Listowel

Protagonist

9st 11lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Record of 3-15; won a Fairyhouse rated race in July but then beaten 10l in a Premier handicap over this trip at Galway; down 2lb but needs to do more; second of two runners for yard.

14/1

Form: /37-10 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced 5yo is 3-7 on the Flat; first came to prominence when bolting up in C&D handicap at 3; Group 3-placed last year but then behind Barbados in Irish St Leger; beaten over hurdles a couple of times before winning conditions race at Galway (1m6f) and appparently non-stayer in the Cesarewitch; talented and should go close.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Micro Manage

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

8/1

1st

2

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Micro Manage

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

A smart performer on the Flat (rated 99 currently, 107 at peak); runner-up in three of his four starts over hurdles; form of last month's Naas second was strongly advertised by the winner Highland Charge in a Grade 3 at the same venue last season; this looks an ideal opportunity

2/11

2nd

9

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Micro Manage

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

A smart performer on the Flat (rated 99) and has run to a similar level in a trio of starts over hurdles so far; shaped like he might need a step up in trip when beaten 12l in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last month; respected but vulnerable if he fails to improve.

5/2

66/1

Form: /0-006

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced after a lay-off at Gowran last week but just making up the numbers here and easily passed over.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(14)

4th Mar 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Three Comets

11st 8lb

J: Mr M Chaybyn

T: Luke Comer

Won at two in Britain ;tried with cheekpieces now; trainer appears to have a better chance with Travel On.

50/1

9th

5

(6)

4th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Three Comets

9st 5lb

J: Mark Gallagher

T: Luke Comer

Sole win came four years ago for Roger Varian; well beaten in a couple of handicaps in the autumn when last seen and makes little appeal.

33/1

7th

9

(5)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

13:20 Curragh

Three Comets

11st 5lb

J: Mr M Chaybyn

T: Luke Comer

Not disgraced after a lay-off at Gowran last week but just making up the numbers here and easily passed over.

66/1

Form: 6/00-0 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
61-rated gelding is visored for the first time but no chance in this company.
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6th

2

25th Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:10 Down Royal

Copia Verborum

12st 0lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Very experienced sort but hard to win with 1-18 on Flat, 0-8 over hurdles, placed in modest company at Downpatrick last summer.

25/1

8th

6

(1)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

13:20 Curragh

Copia Verborum

11st 5lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

61-rated gelding is visored for the first time but no chance in this company.

100/1

15th

1

(13)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 1f 110y

16:25 Gowran Park

Copia Verborum

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J J Lambe

No success since winning a 2yo maiden on debut; modest form over hurdles and hard to fancy on first Flat start for over a year.

33/1

250/1

Form: 0/687-

Last run: 354 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 42

Form & Verdict
Often runs in these races at huge prices; rank outsider.
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3rd

1

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:20 Navan

Balaclava

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Ms Maria Kelly

Poor form on Flat and over hurdles; struggled at Killarney on first run over fences.

200/1

1

20th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:30 Gowran Park

Balaclava

12st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Ms Maria Kelly

82-rated hurdler in calmer waters than when tailed off on only other chasing start but others preferred.

40/1

200/1

Form: /06-00

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Another that is completely out of his depth here and no chance.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

12

28th Apr 2022

Good

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

King’s Song

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: D Broad

Seven-time jumps winner; has run well over this course in the past, but was pulled up in this event last year; up against it at this stage of his career.

50/1

11th

3

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 66y

16:50 Thurles

King’s Song

11st 12lb

J: Miss R Hogan

T: D Broad

Very experienced seven-time winner; most of his best form has been on good ground, and he is on a long losing sequence in any case; last win was in a 2m5f handicap chase at Tramore in 2019.

16/1

12

14th Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

12:00 Punchestown

King’s Song

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: D Broad

Effective hurdler/chaser at a modest level; has plenty of experience of this circuit; fair fifth in this race two years ago; remote eighth last year, and pulled-up in the La Touche here in April; no fitness doubts.

25/1

100/1

Form: /3436- BF

Last run: 383 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
First run for a year and British form leaves him with a mountain to climb on stable debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

13

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Perfect Arch

11st 1lb

J: Conor Orr

T: J J Lambe

Maiden under both codes, showing a little ability when modest fourth in 2m4f Down Royal handicap in March but tailed off last of 3 in 3m Ayr novices' latest when stiff task at weights; cheekpieces worn latest now discarded; needs to improve to play a role.

12/1

3rd

3

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Perfect Arch

11st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Outran 50-1 odds when keeping on for modest fourth of 16 in low-grade Down Royal handicap (2m4f, soft) last month, his fourth start over hurdles, but a lot to find on the figures with his two rivals here; cheekpieces (worn once on the Flat in 2020) given another go today.

25/1

12th

9

(1)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Perfect Arch

9st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: J J Lambe

Ex-Godolphin and ran okay over hurdles at Down Royal last time; could be fairly enough treated on Flat if building on that effort.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €105.00
Straight Forecast €94.50
Trifecta €645.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Micro Manage

The Irish Sun:

Raise You

POSTDATA:

Barbados

RP Ratings (IRE):

Micro Manage