August 06 / 15.45 Curragh

15.45 Curragh

Good

Sheehy Motors Volkswagen Handicap

  • Prize money: £10907.56
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Sheehy Motors Volkswagen Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.40
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 011-4 D

Last run: 155 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Both wins came on Dundalk polytrack last year, tad disappointing on return there in Listed contest in March; back from five month's break for only second turf start and interesting contender on handicap debut.
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1st

7

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

In Ecstasy

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield and in touch with leaders, ridden and challenging over 1f out, led 1f out, ran on well

9/1

4th

2

(1)

4th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

In Ecstasy

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Two from two on this surface after landing a maiden and a conditions event here late last year; imposing son of Caravaggio likely to be better this year and certainly respected up in grade.

11/2

1st

1

(9)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

In Ecstasy

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won a 7f barrier trial here in August before failing to run to expectations over the same trip at Gowran; gelded after that, and came good again with a C&D maiden win last month; looks like a horse who could improve over further; possibly vulnerable under a penalty over this trip, but should not be far away.

3/1

2nd
6 (4)
Janoobi

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2-21 D

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Fetched 85,000gns last October after one run for Mark Johnston; only just touched off on return in Leopardstown maiden in April before brushing aside a modest bunch at Cork when long odds-on; remains something of an unknown quantity on handicap debut and could be capable of much better although opening mark of 90 seems plenty.
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2nd

6

(4)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Janoobi

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, switched left 2f out, ridden and challenging over 1f out, no extra and beaten inside final furlong

7/2

5

(2)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 110y

16:40 Gowran Park

Janoobi

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

Fetched 85,000gns last October after one run for Mark Johnston; only just touched off in a 1m Leopardstown maiden in April on for new connections; faced no meaningful opposition when winning at Cork in May; should be capable of playing a leading part.

5/2

1st

4

(1)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

19:10 Cork

Janoobi

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

3rd
4 (5)
Plunkett

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -12317 D BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Fine run of form came to a half at Galway last week when never landing a blow off today's career-high mark; plenty to find with Big Baby Bull on that run but don't rule out.
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3rd

4

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Plunkett

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

pressed leader, led narrowly 5f out, ridden and faced strong challenge over 1f out, headed and lost two places 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong, just held third

11/2

7th

7

(8)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Plunkett

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield, headway from over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

5/1

1st

2

(3)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 12y

17:45 Leopardstown

Plunkett

9st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul W Flynn

in touch with leaders, lost position on inner before halfway, steady headway going easily from under 2f out, led and ran on when nudged along inside final furlong, went clear inside final 110yds, comfortably

9/2

Form: 7-0012 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Much improved since joining current trainer in July, beating a strong favourite at Naas and good second (Plunkett seventh) in 17-runner Galway contest, finishing well after having to wait for an opening; 2lb rise seems very fair and looks set to play a major role.
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4th

3

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Big Baby Bull

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield and in touch with leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression until kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

7/2

2nd

4

(3)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Big Baby Bull

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent on inner, pushed along and went fourth home turn, waiting for room inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well towards far side inside final 110yds, went second towards finish, no match for winner

8/1

1st

5

(1)

20th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:30 Naas

Big Baby Bull

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield, headway waiting for room against far rail over 2f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, made challenge inside final furlong, kept on well to lead final 110yds

12/1

Form: 573675 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Seasoned campaigner was once again putting in his customary late dash at Naas last month when fifth behind Big Baby Bull; never one to rule out but has yet to win over 1m.
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5th

5

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Ice Cold In Alex

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: K J Condon

held up in rear soon after start, switched right and ridden 2f out, no chance with winner but kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

8/1

5th

3

(10)

20th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:30 Naas

Ice Cold In Alex

9st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: K J Condon

towards rear, pushed along 2f out, still plenty to do 1f out, ridden and kept on strongly on outer inside final furlong, nearest finish

7/1

7th

3

(1)

13th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 40y

18:10 Killarney

Ice Cold In Alex

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: K J Condon

soon led on inner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, soon weakened

9/2

OUR TIP
6th
2 (7)
Probe

10/1

Form: 11-009 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Dual soft-ground winner last summer but yet to hit form this campaign, bit keen at Leopardstown last time; handicapper relenting but would like to see more spark before committing.
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6th

2

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Probe

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

steadied start, switched right soon after start, took keen hold, held up in rear, bit short of room over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression

10/1

9th

2

(11)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Probe

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

raced freely, always towards rear, shaken up and minor headway inside final furlong, never near to challenge

16/1

25th

9

(8)

20th May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Probe

9st 6lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

16/1

7th
1 (1)
Akmaam

16/1

Form: /905-0

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Maiden winner for Brian Meehan; well-held in three runs last season and didn't feature on Irish debut at Leopardstown last month; Keane deserts him here for Janoobi.
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7th

1

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Akmaam

10st 0lb

J: Mark Enright

T: G M Lyons

led, headed and pressed leader 5f out, ridden and lost position over 1f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

11th

3

(8)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

Akmaam

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

towards rear, shaken up and some headway from 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

10/1

5th

9

(1)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

13:37 York

Akmaam

8st 12lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Brian Meehan

Debut winner at Ascot (7f, good) last September and shaped well when fifth in a Group 3 at Newmarket (1m, soft) the following month, but he has finished down the field in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket and Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot (blinkered) this year; still low mileage but returns from a gelding operation with questions to answer.

20/1

9/2

Form: 575504 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Six-time AW winner is now 0-19 on turf but has run creditably on several occasions, including at Naas last month when staying-on fourth behind Big Baby Bull, having been hampered at start and denied a clear run; on a fair mark and should go well given better luck in running.
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8th

8

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Tyrconnell

9st 2lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Sarah Lynam

always towards rear

9/2

4th

7

(9)

20th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:30 Naas

Tyrconnell

9st 8lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Sarah Lynam

midfield, hampered and dropped to rear early, headway when not clear run and switched left towards far side over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish (jockey said gelding got squeezed up on leaving the starting stalls)

10/1

10th

1

(9)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Leopardstown

Tyrconnell

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Sarah Lynam

towards rear of midfield, midfield going okay on inner 2f out, not clear run when switched right under 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and keeping on when switched left inside final 110yds, never dangerous

14/1

Form: 21-600

Last run: 76 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced 4yo has yet to convince in handicaps over 6f; eye-catching comeback run here in April but hasn't been sighted twice since; down 4lb and now upped in trip so could improve.
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9

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Carlton Banks

8st 11lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: J F Levins

Lightly-raced 4yo has yet to convince in handicaps over 6f; eye-catching comeback run here in April but hasn't been sighted twice since; down 4lb and now upped in trip so could improve.

12/1

17th

15

(5)

22nd May 2022

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Carlton Banks

8st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: J F Levins

Lightly-raced 4yo won Naas maiden at the back-end; eyecatcher on seasonal/handicap debut over C&D where he finished well to be sixth of 22 after a slow start; never landed a blow when 5-2 fav at Naas on latest start but capable of much better than that.

12/1

12th

9

(12)

25th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 205y

17:15 Naas

Carlton Banks

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J F Levins

C&D maiden winner (heavy) at the backend having been second on good ground previously start; big eyecatcher on seasonal/handicap debut at the Curragh where he finished well to be sixth of 22 after a slow start; Keane takes over and he's clearly on a decent mark; one of two leading contenders for yard

11/2

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Non-runners

Carlton Banks

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Payout
Exacta €218.00
Straight Forecast €217.40
Tricast €703.40
Trifecta €1217.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Janoobi

RP Ratings (IRE):

Probe

TOPSPEED:

Plunkett

SPOTLIGHT:

Big Baby Bull

POSTDATA:

Tyrconnell