October 31 / 15.15 Naas

15.15 Naas Heavy

Finale Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £19754.46
  • 1m 3f 180y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 2m 48s
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Finale Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-

Last run: 395 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Smart hurdler at his best, though last winter's campaign went downhill after Grade 3 success at Fairyhouse; should strip fitter as a result of an outing at Tipperary four weeks ago; did well to a 1m2f maiden on Flat debut at Fairyhouse late last season, but faces a stiff task at this level.
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2

(7)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Jason The Militant

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

Grade 3 winner over hurdles; unbeaten in two Flat outings, a 1m2f maiden at Fairyhouse in October 2020 and a Listed race over this trip at Naas last October when his immediate victim was today's rival Azallya; acts well on heavy, any further easing would help.

7

(5)

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Jason The Militant

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Grade 3 winner over hurdles and showed he has plenty of ability for the Flat when winning 1m4f Listed event at Naas when last seen; absence isn't a major concern (has won after similar breaks) but might find this trip on the sharp side.

2

(4)

27th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:25 Naas

Jason The Militant

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Smart hurdler at his best; won a 1m2f maiden on Flat debut at Fairyhouse late in 2020 season; had a run over hurdles at Tipperary last October before winning a 1m4f Listed race here later that month; relished heavy going then, drying ground probably not ideal now.

9/2

2nd
11 (14)
Azallya

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 8631 D

Last run: 85 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Lighlty-raced filly; won a Cork maiden in August on her fourth start; got this trip well on that occasion, and handled soft ground; needs to find plenty of improvement, but that is not out of the question.
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6th

13

(4)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Azallya

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Lightly-raced filly; won a 1m4f Cork maiden last August on her fourth start; got the trip well on that occasion, handling soft ground; considering her relative lack of experience, she did well to take second behind Jason The Militant in a Listed race at Naas in October, that form well advertised this season by the third horse Layfayette.

2nd

11

(14)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Azallya

8st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: D K Weld

Lighlty-raced filly; won a Cork maiden in August on her fourth start; got this trip well on that occasion, and handled soft ground; needs to find plenty of improvement, but that is not out of the question.

14/1

14

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Azallya

8st 13lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: D K Weld

Lightly raced 3yo filly progressing nicely, recent emphatic Cork maiden win franked since by the runner-up; interesting handicap debutant although not a certain stayer on breeding.

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 461936 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Listed winner over 1m4f at Roscommon in June, and high-class handicapper (won this year's Irish Lincoln); did not get the best of runs before staying on for sixth in a 1m2f Listed race at Leopardstown last time; versatile in terms of trip and ground.
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1st

5

(6)

2nd May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Layfayette

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

3/1

1st

8

(9)

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Layfayette

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

1st

3

(3)

27th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:25 Naas

Layfayette

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

Listed winner over 1m4f at Roscommon last June, high-class handicapper (won last year's Irish Lincoln and finished a creditable sixth in the Royal Hunt Cup); ended the campaign with third behind Jason The Militant over 1m4f here; ground-versatile, likewise in terms of trip.

7/1

66/1

Form: 356688

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Fine third to subsequent Irish St Leger winner Sonnyboyliston in a Listed race at Limerick in June; below that level since then; mid-field in a handicap last time; previously in rear in Group 3 race won by Camorra.
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2

(7)

3rd Dec 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Questionare

10st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Luke Comer

AW winner at Wolverhampton has been highly tried by current connections, seven of eight runs this past turf season being in Listed or Group company; possibly badly handicapped as a result but interesting to see how he fares back in handicap company (10lb higher than in Irish Cesarewitch of 2020);

16/1

4th

6

(10)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Questionare

9st 8lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Fine third to subsequent Irish St Leger winner Sonnyboyliston in a Listed race at Limerick in June; below that level since then; mid-field in a handicap last time; previously in rear in Group 3 race won by Camorra.

66/1

8th

1

(17)

16th Oct 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:25 Leopardstown

Questionare

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Fine third to subsequent Irish St Leger winner Sonnyboyliston in Listed race at Limerick in June; poor since and looks up against it off top-weight here.

33/1

Form: 5-2793 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
On a long losing sequence and unlikely to end it in this company; not a bad run at the Curragh earlier in the week but no appeal now as the lowest-rated runner; reserve.
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7

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:55 Tipperary

Bold Approach

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Brendan W Duke

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

Form: -31502

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Handicap winner off 78 at Leopardstown in June; far surpassed previous form when a neck second in a race for fillies and mares here a fortnight ago; that was in keeping with her pedigree, if not with her race-profile; every chance she can reproduce that form to put herself in the mix against some talented geldings here.
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6th

14

(6)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Sweet Molly Malone

8st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Handicap winner off 78 at Leopardstown in June; far surpassed previous form when a neck second in a race for fillies and mares here a fortnight ago; that was in keeping with her pedigree, if not with her race-profile; every chance she can reproduce that form to put herself in the mix against some talented geldings here.

5/1

2nd

14

(11)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 3f 190y

16:05 Naas

Sweet Molly Malone

9st 3lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: A P O’Brien

Handicap winner off 78 at Leopardstown but made no impact in a Stakes race at Gowran in August; step up in trip might help but very much an outsider.

20/1

7th
1 (8)
Camorra

4/1

Form: 2-3321 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Looked nothing more than a useful handicapper before long-priced victory in a 1m4f Group 3 event at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend; beat his stablemate Thunder Kiss who franked the form when beating Sweet Molly Malone and other members of this field here two weeks ago.
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5th

1

(11)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Camorra

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

5th

2

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:46 Navan

Camorra

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

7th

1

(8)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Camorra

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Looked nothing more than a useful handicapper before long-priced victory in a 1m4f Group 3 event at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend; beat his stablemate Thunder Kiss who franked the form when beating Sweet Molly Malone and other members of this field here two weeks ago.

4/1

Form: 32112

Last run: 89 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Unraced at two; has made up for lost time by showing progressive form in a five-race campaign; 1m2f maiden winner at Fairyhouse in May; backed that up with handicap success off 90 at Killarney in July; just touched by favourite in 1m2f Group 3 Prix de Psyche on soft ground at Deauville in early-August; first-time with cheekpieces; strong contender.
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2nd

8

(1)

18th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ayr

The Blue Brilliant

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Mrs John Harrington

7th

11

(10)

16th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 4f 25y

15:25 Cork

The Blue Brilliant

9st 2lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Mrs John Harrington

10/1

8th

15

(12)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

The Blue Brilliant

8st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Mrs John Harrington

Unraced at two; has made up for lost time by showing progressive form in a five-race campaign; 1m2f maiden winner at Fairyhouse in May; backed that up with handicap success off 90 at Killarney in July; just touched by favourite in 1m2f Group 3 Prix de Psyche on soft ground at Deauville in early-August; first-time with cheekpieces; strong contender.

5/1

Form: -50408

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Fair fourth in Gowran Listed event in August; did not seem to stay 1m4f when fading into mid-field in race in which Sweet Molly Malone was second here two weeks ago.
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5th

2

(1)

4th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

18:20 Gowran Park

Lady Anner

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

9th

7

(1)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Lady Anner

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fair fourth in Gowran Listed event in August; did not seem to stay 1m4f when fading into mid-field in race in which Sweet Molly Malone was second here two weeks ago.

33/1

8th

4

(14)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 3f 190y

16:05 Naas

Lady Anner

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fair fourth in Gowran Listed event in August but soundly beaten back there since and unproven over this trip; yard has stronger candidates.

20/1

Form: 790280

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Creditable second in a Listed race at Galway three starts ago; overall form is unappealing; lowest-rated of three Aidan O'Brien-trained fillies in the field
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10th

16

(17)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Woodland Garden

8st 12lb

J: Michael Hussey

T: A P O’Brien

Creditable second in a Listed race at Galway three starts ago; overall form is unappealing; lowest-rated of three Aidan O'Brien-trained fillies in the field

25/1

14th

16

(8)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 3f 190y

16:05 Naas

Woodland Garden

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Has a chance on the form of her second in a similar contest at Galway last month (Merroir third) but well held all other attempts in Stakes company and beaten miles when utilised as a pacemaker last time; easy to look elsewhere.

16/1

16/1

Form: 0-0036

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner, suited by soft ground; restricted campaign this year; finished in mid-field in Irish Lincoln won by Lafayette; best of three runs since returning from a break when third in a Group 3 event at Tipperary; has never competed over further than an extended 1m; big question-mark against stamina.
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20th

8

(5)

20th May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Laughifuwant

9st 6lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Gerard Keane

3rd

3

(6)

15th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Naas

Laughifuwant

9st 11lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Gerard Keane

10/1

5th

1

(5)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:30 Limerick

Laughifuwant

10st 0lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Gerard Keane

14/1

Form: -43490

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Best of her six runs in stakes races when third behind Thunder Kiss in Group 3 Cork event in June; down the field in race in which stablemate Sweet Molly Malone finished second (to Thunder Kiss) here a fortnight ago;
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12th

13

(11)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

High Heels

8st 12lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Best of her six runs in stakes races when third behind Thunder Kiss in Group 3 Cork event in June; down the field in race in which stablemate Sweet Molly Malone finished second (to Thunder Kiss) here a fortnight ago;

14/1

11th

11

(2)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 3f 190y

16:05 Naas

High Heels

9st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Good third to Thunder Kiss in Cork Group 3 but long way behind that rival in first-time blinkers (retained) at same venue last time; better than that but others preferred.

12/1

Form: 721170

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won a 1m3f maiden at Killarney and followed up in first handicap at Galway off 85; in rear in a Group 3 race at Deauville in August; same story in a recent Leopardstown handicap; looks flattered by 97 rating.
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13th

12

(3)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Citronnade

8st 12lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won a 1m3f maiden at Killarney and followed up in first handicap at Galway off 85; in rear in a Group 3 race at Deauville in August; same story in a recent Leopardstown handicap; looks flattered by 97 rating.

20/1

19th

5

(5)

16th Oct 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:25 Leopardstown

Citronnade

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Has done well this season; disqualified from Curragh maiden in May having passed the post in front but gained compensation next time at Killarney and followed up in first handicap at Galway off 85; only beat one home in Listed race at Deauville latest and a mark of 97 won't make life easy for her here.

10/1

100/1

Form: 413/0- D

Last run: 503 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner at Britain, including twice in small-field 1m4f events; makes Irish debut after a lengthy absence; has run well when fresh in the past, but this is ambitious.
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14th

8

(9)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Maybe Today

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: P F McEnery

Three-time winner at Britain, including twice in small-field 1m4f events; makes Irish debut after a lengthy absence; has run well when fresh in the past, but this is ambitious.

100/1

Form: 2-2249

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Solid 4-14 record, out of the first three only three times, including when highly tried this term in the Irish Champion Stakes and in the Prix Dollar; slight concern that he has won only once from eight attempts in stakes races, landing 1m1f Meld Stakes last season; best effort this year when second in 1m2f Wolferton Stakes, unplaced on only previous run over 1m4f.
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3rd

3

(5)

8th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Patrick Sarsfield

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

4th

6

(6)

27th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:25 Naas

Patrick Sarsfield

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Solid 4-15 record, out of the first three only once before his last three starts last season, in the Irish Champion Stakes, the Prix Dollar and when failing to stay 1m4f on heavy ground here in race won by Jason The Militant; slight concern that he has won only once from nine attempts in stakes races; best effort last year when second in 1m2f Wolferton Stakes.

100/30

15th

5

(4)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Patrick Sarsfield

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Solid 4-14 record, out of the first three only three times, including when highly tried this term in the Irish Champion Stakes and in the Prix Dollar; slight concern that he has won only once from eight attempts in stakes races, landing 1m1f Meld Stakes last season; best effort this year when second in 1m2f Wolferton Stakes, unplaced on only previous run over 1m4f.

9/2

Form: 195124 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Four-time handicap winner this season, progressing from a lowly 60 current rating of 95; progress maintained when fourth here a fortnight ago, 2 1/4l behind runner-up Sweet Molly Malone and a neck in front of Tashi; capable of another good showing.
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4th

5

(3)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

Pineapple Express

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Andrew Slattery

3rd

7

(8)

16th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 4f 25y

15:25 Cork

Pineapple Express

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

14/1

16th

9

(2)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:15 Naas

Pineapple Express

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Four-time handicap winner this season, progressing from a lowly 60 current rating of 95; progress maintained when fourth here a fortnight ago, 2 1/4l behind runner-up Sweet Molly Malone and a neck in front of Tashi; capable of another good showing.

10/1

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Tashi

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Payout
Exacta €589.00
Straight Forecast €450.70
Trifecta €6225.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Patrick Sarsfield

SPOTLIGHT:

The Blue Brilliant

POSTDATA:

Layfayette

TOPSPEED:

Patrick Sarsfield

The Irish Sun:

Patrick Sarsfield