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16:20 Curragh

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Kildare Village Ladies Derby Handicap

  • Prize money: £14873.95
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Kildare Village Ladies Derby Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.80
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 323-92 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Pretty consistent sort ran a cracker against an improved type (won again since) over 1m7f at Leopardstown last time; might prefer a bit further but can still go well.

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3rd

8

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Extensio

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: P F O’Donnell

Runner-up this summer over 1m7f at Leopardstown and 2m at the Curragh, before winning a maiden hurdle in August and well on top in a 2m handicap at Clonmel 16 days ago; gained first run on strong-finishing Sheishybrid in the latter; up the weights but he's an in-form candidate who needs respect.

6/1

1st

7

(5)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Extensio

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: P F O’Donnell

raced in second, pushed along to lead under 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, easily

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 607253

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Just 1-29 but has been running well enough lately, including when not the clearest of passages at Roscommon last time; inexperienced rider aboard.

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5th

5

(7)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:00 Sligo

Pachmena

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Turf breakthrough came over 1m4f at the Curragh last autumn (soft); AW form over the winter didn't measure up but certainly not one to rule out back on turf from in-form yard.

12/1

4th

8

(10)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Pachmena

9st 5lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

C&D winner in 2020 who won on the turf at the Curragh last autumn; regressive on AW this year however and bit to find on recent C&D effort.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1-3913 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Doubled his score when winning a Sligo handicap over 1m2.5f in May before a solid effort over 1m5f at Ballinrobe last time, weakening late on; this trip will suit better.

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9th

6

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Derry Lad

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Likes it soft but proved his versatility when winning twice on better ground in Britain last summer; off since fair hurdles run over Christmas and likely to be better for this outing.

10/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 069461 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Has hit form with a vengeance lately, winning over hurdles at Downpatrick and Tramore before taking a Down Royal Flat handicap over 1m5f; 6lb hike is enough for that but good claimer stays aboard.

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9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Wild Shot

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, weakened after 4 out, detached when mistake 3 out

25/1

13th

6

(4)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wild Shot

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: John C McConnell

midfield

7/1

6/1

Form: 6214-3

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Leopardstown maiden winner last year has run well in handicaps twice since, including over 1m6f here on seasonal debut; should have improved from that and is one to consider with top jumps rider aboard.

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2nd

2

(2)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:35 Curragh

Kazakdaria

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent in chasing group, pressed leaders when pushed along over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, edged right under 2f out, outpaced when disputing second 1f out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner inside final 110yds

5/2

5th

2

(11)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Kazakdaria

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: D K Weld

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 244210 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark when winning at Navan in May over 1m2f but saddle slipped when eased at Limerick last time; unproven over this trip; hood added.

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8th

9

(11)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 169y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Five Zeros

9st 5lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

No sign that she can recapture the form that delivered three wins last season; showed a liking for good ground at distances between 1m2f and 1m5f.

14/1

11th

4

(14)

11th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Navan

Five Zeros

9st 12lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

took keen hold, soon prominent

12/1

7th

13

(5)

22nd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 10y

20:25 Roscommon

Five Zeros

9st 4lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Three wins last year before form her dipped; should have improved from Sligo comeback but still 3lb higher than last winning mark.

12/1

10/1

Form: 1-6 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler easily won his Flat debut at Bellewstown last summer over this trip; below that level at Killarney in May but remains capable of better.

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3rd

1

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 100y

17:30 Wexford

Cask Mate

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

held up in rear, not fluent 7th, soon niggled along briefly, headway when not fluent 3 out, joined leaders on outer before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on

11/2

2

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:25 Killarney

Cask Mate

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Smart performer in his younger days, second in the 2020 Royal Bond as a second-season novice hurdler; raced exclusively on Flat last year after County Hurdle fall; disappointing apart from good Galway amateur handicap fifth; entitled to need run at Cork last month; hard to be sure how competitive he remains.

14/1

Form: 00-217 D

Last run: 134 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has been in cracking form over hurdles lately, with another solid effort in defeat at Bellewstown two weeks ago; cosy winner over this trip at Dundalk in February; is 11lb higher now but has a squeak.

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3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Hidden Land

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent

16/1

11/1

Form: -10414

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner has won twice on the Flat this season, winning twice at Gowran over 1m5.5f; solid run off this mark in the Cork Derby last month and can be competitive.

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5th

2

(4)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

18:20 Gowran Park

Vischio

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

Dual-purpose performer improved considerably on Flat last year, culminating in a Listed win over 1m4f at the Curragh in heavy ground; has failed to win in ten starts on AW so last month's disappointing run at Dundalk should not be held against her

8/1

6th

3

(5)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vischio

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

led, joined after 1f, soon raced in second

9/1

Form: 218038 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Much improved this season; won over 1m (here) and 7f earlier in the season before running a fine race raised to this trip in the Cork Derby last month; too keen on soft ground over C&D last time but can better that if experienced rider can settle him.

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5th

2

(3)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Cork

Massaman

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

midfield early, lost position after 1f, towards rear of midfield when nudged along over 3f out, some headway when ridden and switched left over 2f out, kept on well final 110yds, not reach leaders

16/1

25th

20

(20)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Massaman

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Jack W Davison

dwelt start, always towards rear, ridden and no impression under 2f out

14/1

2nd

9

(11)

10th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Gowran Park

Massaman

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

slowly into stride, soon towards rear of midfield, pushed along home turn, hung right when ridden over 2f out, soon headway when switched left, ran on on near side of group inside final furlong, went second towards finish

11/2

Form: 33126-

Last run: 302 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner in UK up to 1m2f and has hit a rich vein of form over hurdles for this yard lately, winning novice events at Wexford and Tramore; respected for top yard on return to Flat.

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1

(5)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:15 Gowran Park

Dartington

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual Flat winner in Britain largely campaigned over hurdles in recent years; last of 10 on Flat at Clonmel in September when last seen; down in grade here but others preferred.

14/1

8

(3)

15th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Dartington

8st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Gordon Elliott

Won three races over hurdles in 2022; failed to distinguish himself in two Flat outings last season; perhaps premature to write off his prospects of winning on the Flat, bearing in mind his 124 hurdles rating.

9/2

10th

7

(12)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:50 Clonmel

Dartington

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield early, pressed leader after 1f, challenging when pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, weakening when hampered and eased inside final furlong

9/2

Form: /0-140 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Won a Dundalk handicap in March but was very disappointing at Fairyhouse in May when never travelled and cheekpieces are tried now.

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6th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

8/1

8/1

Form: 06-013 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner wasn't disgraced against some much higher rated rivals at Bellewstown last time and a repeat of that run would see him involved.

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Form: 4/66-

Last run: 269 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdle winner wasn't at his best when last seen in that sphere; makes handicap debut off a reasonable mark; experienced rider aboard.

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12th

4

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

All five wins have been gained over hurdles, including a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse in 2021; has had limited Flat opportunities; unplaced here in April on his only AW attempt; good effort at Navan on his most recent hurdles start; cheekpieces for the first time.

10/1

2nd

4

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Hearts Are Trumps

11st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Desmond McDonogh

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, switched right then challenging before last, went second when ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/1

9th

9

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

18:05 Down Royal

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Back to winning ways off much reduced hurdles mark at Ballinrobe in July; held at Tramore since and hasn't made much impact so far in three Flat handicaps.

10/1

20/1

Form: /1-530 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Better known as a jumper but did win a charity race over C&D last October; however, was poor at Limerick last time and has to rebound.

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0

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Sean Says

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Rodger Sweeney

3-31 over hurdles; mostly campaigned over fences and on the Flat over the past 12 months; makes little appeal.

16/1

5th

6

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Sean Says

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Rodger Sweeney

1-16 over fences; tailed off over similar trip on latest chase start at Tramore and well held over timber at Clonmel since; patchy profile.

16/1

5th

7

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Sean Says

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: Rodger Sweeney

Mixing it between jumping and Flat in recent months; runs well on occasions but has never been a prolific winner.

16/1

25/1

Form: /5000/

Last run: 669 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Maiden has shown some ability in both codes but has been poor over hurdles last twice; stable debut; 2lb out of the handicap.

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5th

1

(14)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Figurehead

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

Maiden after 24 starts, just eight of them on the level; wasn't beaten far over C&D the last twice; should run well again off the same mark.

8/1

3rd

11

(2)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Figurehead

9st 2lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

dwelt start, towards rear, dropped to last 5f out, good headway on far side of group from over 2f out, challenging 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds, no match for first two

20/1

66/1

Form: 2/47/0

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Wasn't beaten far in several maidens when with Aidan O'Brien but was poor at Dundalk on return from an absence for this yard; hard to fancy.

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7th

1

(3)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

13:55 Tramore

Delta Dawn

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Peter Fahey

in rear throughout

16/1

8th

6

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 70y

20:30 Limerick

Delta Dawn

9st 4lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: James Leavy

Runner-up twice at two for Aidan O'Brien but has shown nothing in three runs for this yard including on recent return from lay-off.

25/1

10th

13

(14)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 150y

19:25 Fairyhouse

Delta Dawn

9st 0lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: James Leavy

Shown very little in two runs since leaving Aidan O'Brien and has been off 335 days; wears first-time cheekpieces.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta €1466.00
Straight Forecast €1110.20
Tricast €8006.70
Trifecta €17574.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Kazakdaria

RP Ratings (IRE):

Pachmena

SPOTLIGHT:

Dartington

POSTDATA:

Wild Shot