July 23 / 14.20 Gowran Park

14.20 Gowran Park

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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies & Mares Maiden

  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies & Mares Maiden

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 427

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Improved from debut when runner-up in a 1m fillies' maiden at Dundalk in February; unplaced off her opening mark of 73 in a Killarney handicap in May; likely she will need to surpass that form to win a maiden.
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2nd

4

(1)

12th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Cork

Sistine Madonna

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led narrowly or disputed lead, slight lead when pushed along 2f out, ridden and faced strong challenge over 1f out, headed but kept on well inside final furlong, no match for winner

9/4

1st

8

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Sistine Madonna

9st 3lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

made all, travelled strongly, pushed along over 2f out, soon faced challenge, ridden and went clear from over 1f out, comfortably

4/1

7th

4

(6)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

18:55 Killarney

Sistine Madonna

9st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Improved from a promising debut when runner-up in a fillies' maiden at Dundalk second time out; that form hasn't really worked out but she's been given a good opening mark.

5/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Faded into fourth in the closing stages on her debut in a 1m maiden at Naas a month ago; long-priced winner followed up at Kilarney, and the third went one place better in a maiden at the Curragh on her next start; holds obvious chance with normal improvement.
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2nd

2

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Blazing Skies

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden but no extra from under 2f out, no match for winner

2/1

4th

3

(11)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:10 Naas

Blazing Skies

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

By a sire of sprinters out of a mare with a middle-distance pedigree; dam a Listed-placed 1m winner (on debut) for William Haggas and a sister to 1m4f Group 2 Lancashire Oaks winner Endless Time.

10/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 55-

Last run: 225 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far in fifth in two Dundalk appearances towards the end of last year; may need this, but open to improvement and worth a market check.
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3rd

6

(5)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Scipio’s Defense

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, switched left and kept on from under 2f out, went third inside final 110yds, not pace to challenge

6/1

5th

14

(12)

10th Dec 2021

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Scipio’s Defense

8st 9lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J P Murtagh

Stable's second-string when a fair fifth on debut here two weeks ago; open to improvement and may reverse form with fourth-placed Rose Of Malta.

10/1

5th

9

(2)

26th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Scipio’s Defense

9st 2lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

Second foal; dam unplaced 6.5f/7f 2yo maidens (RPR 47), half-sister to seven winners including Mutajammel (7f-9.7f), Misty Lane (1m) and Man Ray (French 9.7f); looks the stable second string but still respected in a contest such as this.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 03

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Towards rear in 1m Naas maiden in which Blazing Skies was fourth; showed improvement when dropped to 6f at Fairyhouse on her second start, finishing a long-priced third; place chance.
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5

(5)

10th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:05 Gowran Park

Endless Season

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

Best of three maiden runs was over 6f at Fairyhouse on her second start; having had only three runs she has more potential for improvement than many of these.

8/1

4th

3

(2)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Endless Season

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden but weakened gradually from over 2f out

6/1

12th

14

(4)

10th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Endless Season

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

slowly away and lost many lengths start, in rear and detached when pushed along, switched left and minor headway from over 1f out, switched right and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

25/1

Form: 426

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Best run in three starts came when second in a Fairyhouse maiden over this trip; however, was below that form when sixth in the 1m Naas maiden in which Blazing Skies was third; should be in the mix.
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5th

4

(7)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Giulia Frasi

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear, pushed along briefly after 1f, pushed along from under 3f out, minor headway from under 2f out, never dangerous

5/2

6th

8

(9)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:10 Naas

Giulia Frasi

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Two promising runs over 7f last month; fourth at this venue followed by Fairyhouse second behind a 79-rated winner, with the 82-rated favourite back in third.

4/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 270 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Closely related to a Group 2 winner in Australia; hinted at ability when finishing in mid-field at the Curragh on only start at two; of some interest but probably best watched on seasonal debut.
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11th

11

(3)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:20 Gowran Park

Nozomi

9st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Takashi Kodama

started quickly, briefly led, headed but prominent soon after start, dropped to midfield when pushed along before halfway, weakened 2f out

33/1

6th

5

(4)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Nozomi

9st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Takashi Kodama

in touch with leaders, pushed along briefly after 1f, midfield after 3f, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened gradually

14/1

10th

16

(8)

26th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 7f 0y

11:40 Curragh

Nozomi

9st 2lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Takashi Kodama

Stable had a 2yo winner last week but this Highland Reel newcomer, who is closely related to a Group 2 winner in Australia, can only be watched on debut.

50/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam was of no account on the track; best watched on belated debut at the age of five.
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12th

4

(4)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:20 Gowran Park

Zamm Zulu

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P J F Murphy

dwelt start, always towards rear, pushed along when detached after halfway, ridden from over 2f out, soon switched right and minor headway, kept on

100/1

7th

1

(8)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Zamm Zulu

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

towards rear, midfield after 3f, pushed along under 3f out, soon weakened gradually

33/1

12/1

Form: 68

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two runs at this venue; first effort over 1m better than subsequent run over a longer trip; plenty of improvement required.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(3)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Sefarina

9st 3lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Jack W Davison

awkward start, soon detached in rear, never going well

12/1

6th

13

(13)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Sefarina

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €69.00
Straight Forecast €66.70
Trifecta €352.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Blazing Skies

RP Ratings (IRE):

Blazing Skies

POSTDATA:

Blazing Skies

The Irish Sun:

Blazing Skies