October 26 / 14.30 Curragh

14.30 Curragh Yielding To Soft

Paddy Power “I’d Love A Pint But I Forgot My Covid Cert” Handicap

  • Prize money: £5531.25
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 27 runners
  • Win time: 2m 16s
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Paddy Power “I’d Love A Pint But I Forgot My Covid Cert” Handicap

Runners: 27 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
1 (8)
Crassus

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -22232 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler is 0-15 on the Flat but twice runner-up in 1m4f handicaps at this venue this year, including 12 days ago when strong at the finish behind L'Un Deux Trois; not sure this drop in trip will suit but any softening in the ground will bring his stamina into play: Colin Keane replaced by inexperienced 10lb claimer.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Cork

Crassus

10st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Noel Meade

Has wom over hurdles and comes in here in good form from the Flat having gained an overdue win in a Curragh handicap last month; can find ways to get beaten but smart at his best and has to be respected here.

9/2

1st

1

(8)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Crassus

10st 2lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Winning hurdler is 0-15 on the Flat but twice runner-up in 1m4f handicaps at this venue this year, including 12 days ago when strong at the finish behind L'Un Deux Trois; not sure this drop in trip will suit but any softening in the ground will bring his stamina into play: Colin Keane replaced by inexperienced 10lb claimer.

8/1

2nd

1

(12)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Crassus

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

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.

11/2

20/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: -26850 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Navan winner at this trip this time last year (soft) and mainly campaigned over hurdles this year, winning once; probably made too much use of from a wide draw at Dundalk on latest, a run he can be forgiven; on a fair mark.
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1st

7

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 3f 55y

18:45 Downpatrick

Na Caith Tobac

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul W Flynn

15/2

6th

9

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

19:55 Clonmel

Na Caith Tobac

11st 8lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul W Flynn

18

7th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Cork

Na Caith Tobac

11st 1lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul W Flynn

First reserve; fairly useful dual-purpose performer won Ballinrobe maiden hurdle last summer and just touched off in Leopardstown handicap in March; recent Punchestown effort well below his best but 5yo has to be considered on overall form.

16/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 10-408 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Recent wins have been over 1m4f; veteran very lightly raced this year, not discredited here 12 days ago; dropped 3lb since so not one to rule out despite trip being a bit on the short side.
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3rd

9

(4)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

El Tren

9st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Recent wins have been over 1m4f; veteran very lightly raced this year, not discredited here 12 days ago; dropped 3lb since so not one to rule out despite trip being a bit on the short side.

16/1

13

(9)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:30 Galway

El Tren

8st 8lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Old boy won at Curragh 13 months ago; pretty quiet this season but latest a bit better; would not rule out at a price.

16/1

8th

2

(17)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

El Tren

10st 1lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

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.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 867641 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Took advantage of reduced mark to open account over this trip at Navan recently, doing enough to hold off Chacha Dancer in weak contest; 8lb rise seems stiff and 3lb worse off with that rival here.
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5th

1

(7)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

18:55 Leopardstown

Dha Leath

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

1st

14

(11)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:24 Limerick

Dha Leath

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Gavin Cromwell

4th

12

(1)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Dha Leath

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Garvan Donnelly

Took advantage of reduced mark to open account over this trip at Navan recently, doing enough to hold off Chacha Dancer in weak contest; 8lb rise seems stiff and 3lb worse off with that rival here.

10/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 900281 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Was gaining second career win when taking Gowran handicap last week, seeing the trip out well on soft on favoured far side; up 8lb for that but still on a fair mark historically; one to consider.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

14

(20)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Slieve Bearnagh

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

Was gaining second career win when taking Gowran handicap last week, seeing the trip out well on soft on favoured far side; up 8lb for that but still on a fair mark historically; one to consider.

8/1

1st

9

(3)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 1f 110y

16:25 Gowran Park

Slieve Bearnagh

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

Roscommon 7f winner last year and placed three times at this venue afterwards; back to form off declining mark at Killarney two runs back and chance if he can repeat that display; trip and ground fine.

12/1

Form: 042525 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Maiden has gone close on a couple of occasions, including behind Dha Leath at Navan early this month over this trip (soft); slowly away and left with too much to do here last time over 1m4f; respected and rain would suit.
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7th

7

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:40 Fairyhouse

Chacha Dancer

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Donal Hassett

17th

19

(11)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:51 Curragh

Chacha Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Donal Hassett

0-15 (0-11 on Flat); kept busy over hurdles this winter; best form last season was over a bit further on softer ground.

40/1

4th

6

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Chacha Dancer

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Donal Hassett

11-race maiden on the Flat and 0-3 over hurdles; promising third behind Doctor Churchill on yard debut at Limerick but tailed off in two runs since; must progress now handicapping.

14/1

Form: 929402

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Maiden finished runner-up in Fairyhouse claimer in July and back to that level of form when good second in Gowran handicap last week on soft, although had a hard race (rider banned for excessive whip use); just 1lb higher and good claimer on board so definite place claims if over that race.
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19th

18

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

13:55 Naas

While You’re Up

11st 7lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

Never involved in hurdling debut at Limerick; needs to take a giant step forward to feature here.

100/1

9th

11

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:20 Limerick

While You’re Up

11st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

0-9 on the Flat (rated 62) but did go close a couple of times; doesn't have the pedigree for this; tongue-tie fitted.

100/1

19

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:40 Cork

While You’re Up

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Andrew McNamara

First reserve; runner-up in a claimer and a handicap on the Flat; probably best watched.

Form: 8344

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 3yo has shaped well in maidens, not quite getting home over 1m4f in testing conditions last time; drop back in trip here for handicap debut could prove inspiring.
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8th

13

(21)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Gonetomillgrove

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Jack W Davison

Very lightly raced 3yo has shaped well in maidens, not quite getting home over 1m4f in testing conditions last time; drop back in trip here for handicap debut could prove inspiring.

16/1

4th

9

(2)

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 3f 184y

15:05 Gowran Park

Gonetomillgrove

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Jack W Davison

Fair efforts on last two starts over this trip and open to more improvement; place claims.

12/1

4th

8

(9)

29th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 13y

16:05 Bellewstown

Gonetomillgrove

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Jack W Davison

Both starts over this trip; beaten 17l on debut at Cork but improved significantly on that when third at Galway since, weakening late after leading on the home turn; 6.25l ahead of Aussie Lass; needs to squeeze out a bit more but could do so.

15/2

10/1

Form: 705482

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Nice bit of improvement upped in trip at Gowran last week, keeping on well to chase home clear-cut winner Astrophysicist on soft; 10lb better off with that rival here.
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9th

21

(13)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Estoppel

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Nice bit of improvement upped in trip at Gowran last week, keeping on well to chase home clear-cut winner Astrophysicist on soft; 10lb better off with that rival here.

10/1

2nd

18

(3)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 1f 110y

15:22 Gowran Park

Estoppel

10st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

First reserve; career best fourth on handicap debut; had excuses when slowly away at the Curragh since; can't be ruled out if she gets in.

8th

18

(13)

10th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Curragh

Estoppel

8st 9lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Three runs in maidens; made a bright start in handicap company when fourth in a 22-runner event over 1m1f at Leopardstown in August; quite feasible that she can build on that.

8/1

10th
19 (9)
Mephisto

14/1

Form: 2-0056 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Sandown winner over this trip last year for Ralph Beckett; form this year somewhat underwhelming but did show a little more at Navan on latest, keeping on well after having to be switched; could be approaching a competitive mark; blinkers worn when winning fitted for first time this year.
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7th

9

(3)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 20y

20:10 Cork

Mephisto

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

4th

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:25 Kilbeggan

Mephisto

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

4/1

4th

3

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

13:35 Thurles

Mephisto

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gerard Keane

Winner on the Flat at Sandown last year for Ralph Beckett; poor form in a trio of hurdle starts for this yard earlier in the year and well below his best on the Flat since.

50/1

Form: 0/22-1 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Emerged from over year's absence for shock 20-1 win here 12 days ago, not doing much in front but always holding Crassus over 1m4f (yielding); drop back in trip shouldn't be a problem and 5lb rise seems fair.
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10th

8

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:37 Fairyhouse

L’Un Deux Trois

11st 8lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won Curragh handicap off 59 three starts ago but couldn't translate that promise when reverting to hurdles at Cork latest; more needed.

16/1

10th

8

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Cork

L’Un Deux Trois

11st 9lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Some promise in his three runs over hurdles last season and returned with a win on the Flat last month; tough mark for handicapping though.

12/1

16/1

Form: 74000-

Last run: 365 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Tipperary win last year at just short of this trip; kept to hurdling this year without success, probably needing the run at Listowel last time after a break; down to career-low Flat mark so dangerous to dismiss.
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6th

6

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Silvertown

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

10th

10

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Silvertown

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

Fairly useful handicap hurdler (rated 115) with sole win coming over this trip at Navan last month (yielding); never sighted last time at Wexford; surprise if 5yo made an immediate impact chasing.

20/1

7th

5

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Silvertown

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form: 604

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced maiden for whom last week's Gowran run was her best yet; scope for improvement back up in trip here for handicap debut.
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7th

6

(8)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Star Of Burma

9st 10lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

19

(13)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:21 Navan

Star Of Burma

9st 4lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

6/1

1st

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 160y

19:30 Gowran Park

Star Of Burma

9st 12lb

J: J Cleary

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Best run was when fourth in a 1m maiden here on soft last October; was then well below that in a 1m2f Curragh handicap; still has some potential, so one to consider.

8/1

14th
16 (24)
Alfalfa

20/1

Form: 086

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Some improvement on latest of 3 maiden runs when keeping on into midfield at Gowran; handicaps likely more his game but opening mark looks on the high side.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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14th

5

(17)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

15:50 Gowran Park

Alfalfa

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Timothy Doyle

33/1

14th

16

(24)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Alfalfa

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Timothy Doyle

Some improvement on latest of 3 maiden runs when keeping on into midfield at Gowran; handicaps likely more his game but opening mark looks on the high side.

20/1

25/1

Form: 028430

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Three wins in Britain came over much shorter trips although seemed to get this trip when third at Navan over the summer; recent Gowran run well below best but can't be readily ruled out.
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7th

6

(12)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Bring Us Paradise

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Returned from a four month break to readily land a C&D handicap last month; up 7lb for that but could still be well treated and one for the shortlist despite a poor draw.

13/2

1st

4

(12)

11th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Bring Us Paradise

10st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Didn't sign off in the best of form when last seen in October but well handicapped on earlier showings and wouldn't be a shock if he was in the thick of things in one of these handicaps before the current campaign is out; lack of a run for 108 days the concern.

10/1

15th

2

(16)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Bring Us Paradise

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Three wins in Britain came over much shorter trips although seemed to get this trip when third at Navan over the summer; recent Gowran run well below best but can't be readily ruled out.

25/1

12/1

Form: 9650

Last run: 123 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Handicap debut here in June was poor; better judged on close sixth in decent Leopardstown maiden earlier that month but today's trip an unknown; interesting Colin Keane now takes the ride.
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1st

13

(5)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Lyra Belacqua

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

Fairly consistent form in maidens and handicaps here since early November; blinkers tried here and has a bit to find on ratings but should run well.

8/1

7th

13

(14)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lyra Belacqua

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

Eigth-race maiden; turf form was modest, seems more at home on this surface; well worth considering on the basis of two 1m efforts here during December.

5/1

4th

6

(6)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lyra Belacqua

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: D K Weld

Seven-race maiden; turf form was modest, seems more at home on this surface; worth considering on the basis of recent third behind Wychwood Whisper who is now 8lb higher.

6/1

66/1

Form: 62846/ D

Last run: 768 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Four wins in Britain at this trip came some time ago, returning here from over 2 year's absence for new yard; likely best watched in the circumstances.
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17th

8

(22)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Baydar

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Gabriel McNamara

Four wins in Britain at this trip came some time ago, returning here from over 2 year's absence for new yard; likely best watched in the circumstances.

66/1

20

(15)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:10 Galway

Baydar

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Gabriel McNamara

Reserve; formerly useful but hasn't run for ages and has moved stables since last seen.

66/1

Form: 45000/

Last run: 869 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Quite lightly raced in his time with Ger Lyons, not seen since finishing lame in Roscommon claimer in June 2019; new trip here and tongue tie fitted on first start for new yard and likely best watched.
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18th

15

(23)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Wartime Hero

9st 9lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

Quite lightly raced in his time with Ger Lyons, not seen since finishing lame in Roscommon claimer in June 2019; new trip here and tongue tie fitted on first start for new yard and likely best watched.

66/1

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Non-runners

Ya Ya Baby, Jazz Lady, Fattan, Faithful Prince, Stellify, Newgirlintown, Astrophysicist, Firstman, Kalu Pande

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Payout
Exacta €2057.00
Straight Forecast €2273.20
Tricast €40864.00
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Chacha Dancer

POSTDATA:

Slieve Bearnagh

SPOTLIGHT:

Mephisto

The Irish Sun:

Chacha Dancer