July 16 / 15.10 Curragh

15.10 Curragh

Good

Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £59495.8
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 132-20 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Two wins as 2yo, including Listed event at Naas (5f, good); very encouraging return to action in Listed race at Cork in May but never quite landed a blow when favourite in an Ascot handicap following month, wandering around on quick ground; upped in class here and has a fair bit to find on ratings.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

(2)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Ladies Church

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led final stride

25/1

21th

10

(25)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Ladies Church

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

raced near side, prominent, shaken up and carried right 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

2nd

8

(12)

6th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 110y

18:00 Cork

Ladies Church

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

2-5 at two, including a 5f Listed win at Naas; beaten 4 1/2l in third behind Sacred Bridge in a 6f Group 3 event at the Curragh; finished the campaign with a creditable Listed second at Dundalk.

8/1

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-2324 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Last year's winner hasn't won since but career-best when clear second in Greenlands Stakes here in May (having been carried right by winner); never really landed a blow but acquitted herself well back at 5f when fourth in Group 1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot; major chance.
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2nd

2

(4)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Mooneista

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Jack W Davison

in touch with leaders, led over 1f out, soon pushed along, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, headed final stride

3/1

4th

17

(14)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Mooneista

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Jack W Davison

towards rear of midfield, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headway and went fourth final 110yds, kept on

14/1

2nd

9

(9)

21st May 2022

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Mooneista

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: Jack W Davison

Consistent filly whose form last season featured a course 5f Group 2 win in June, at the main expense of Gustavus Weston; found wanting in Group 1 Flying Five, but has returned in good shape; beaten a neck by Power Under Me at Cork, third behind the top-class Romantic Proposal at Naas.

9/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 114-56 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Pretty much a 5f specialist, emerging from long absence with creditable fifth (neck off Mooniesta) in Group 1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last month; got no sort of run and hampered in Group 3 Coral Charge at Sandown on latest; strong-traveller retains plenty of ability and has to be considered.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

4

(1)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Equilateral

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

sweating, prominent towards far side and alone, joined by main group 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon lost position and held

11/2

3rd

1

(8)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Equilateral

9st 9lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Charles Hills

midfield, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/2

6th

2

(5)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Equilateral

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

taken down early, dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear against far rail, going easily when not clear run repeatedly from over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, switched left and kept on final 110yds, not recover

11/2

13/2

Form: 7-3540 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Hasn't added to his Dundalk AW debut win of last year but showed a smart level of form when a fine fourth in Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in first-time blinkers, despite hanging right; never featured however (reared in stalls, took keen hold) in July Cup a week ago; not the most straightforward but every chance on that Ascot form.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(7)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Cadamosto

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra final furlong

13/2

10th

11

(2)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Cadamosto

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on near side of group, pushed along under 3f out, ridden towards near side over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

4th

2

(8)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Cadamosto

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, in touch with leaders when pushed along up the centre 2f out, ridden over 1f out, prominent but hung right inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

40/1

5th
4 (5)
Castle Star

9/2

Form: 11242- CD

Last run: 294 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Six of 7 juvenile starts last year came at this track, including Group 3 win; much better form on final start when encountering faster ground in 10-runner Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket, coming from off the pace to take second in a blanket finish; belated seasonal return suggests all has not been straightforward but big player if returning where he left off in September.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

7

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:15 Curragh

Castle Star

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: J A Stack

Very smart juvenile last year, when particularly effective at this venue;, winning a 5f Listed event, a 6f Group 3 races, and second to Go Bears Go, in Group 2 Railway Stakes; ended the season with a fine second in the Middle Park (Go Bears Go, fourth); should be better for his comeback over 5f here last month; capable of a big run

7/2

5th

4

(5)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Castle Star

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: J A Stack

towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened final furlong

9/2

2nd

3

(2)

25th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Newmarket

Castle Star

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: J A Stack

Group 3 winner at the Curragh (6f, soft to heavy) in May and solid efforts over that C&D since in a Group 2 (good) then a Group 1 (yielding); can run well once more but was behind Dr Zempf and Go Bears Go in the Phoenix Stakes last time and needs to find something extra; unraced on fast ground.

9/1

Form: 21-411 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
AW winner at two took a big step forward when landing Naas Listed contest in May (good) and duly followed up (having changed ownership) on soft ground in Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene at Chantilly under a positive ride; quite likely she can continue improving so respected.
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6th

7

(1)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Brostaigh

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

1st

8

(5)

15th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Brostaigh

8st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

8/1

4th

3

(5)

6th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 110y

18:00 Cork

Brostaigh

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

6f Dundalk maiden winner on her final start at two; significantly inferior to her 104-rated stablemate Velocidad.

50/1

12/1

Form: 31-231 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
AW Listed winner at two and solid level of form in Listed contests this year, notably good second to Romantic Proposal (Naas) and latest when making most and battling back well in Midsummer Sprint at Cork last month; progressing well but this easily her stiffest task to-date.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Geocentric

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out

12/1

1st

4

(4)

8th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:40 Cork

Geocentric

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

mounted in chute, soon led, ridden when joined over 1f out, led again inside final 110yds, just did enough, all out

11/8

3rd

7

(8)

15th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Geocentric

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

15/8

Form: 62-719 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Campaigned solely at 6f prior to running away with 5f Listed race at York (good) in May after making all; hung right and dropped away tamely under similar tactics however in Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock later in month; back from a short break with blinkers tried; probably needs to improve a bit to play a major role.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(2)

30th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

19:25 Hamilton

Last Crusader

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

led, pushed along halfway, headed and weakened over 1f out

7/2

8th

5

(3)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Last Crusader

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened

7/1

9th

11

(1)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:45 Haydock

Last Crusader

8st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

Campaigned solely at 6f prior to running away with 5f Listed race at York (good ground; 15-2) nine days ago, showing blistering speed and making all; may be open to further improvement at the trip and she looks the clear pick of Karl Burke's three runners.

9/1

Form: 32-112 D BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Failed to win at two but returned in the spring to win twice at Navan, including Listed contest; not at that level when second in Group 3 Lacken Stakes over 6f at Naas, readily outgunned final furlong; drop back to 5f should suit and blinkers tried.
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6th

9

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:15 Curragh

New York City

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, ridden over 1f out, lost position and weakened inside final furlong

13/2

9th

6

(9)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

New York City

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

always towards rear, lost touch 2f out

12/1

2nd

3

(3)

15th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:45 Naas

New York City

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

13/8

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Payout
Exacta €473.00
Straight Forecast €362.70
Trifecta €3433.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mooneista

The Irish Sun:

Castle Star

POSTDATA:

Cadamosto

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mooneista

TOPSPEED:

Mooneista