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14:00 Curragh

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Close relative of yard's useful Deep Impact-bred National Ballet, though that one and his full brother are 1-11 combined for legendary trainer; dam 1m winner (RPR 95), sister to 7f 2yo Group 1 winner Maybe (dam of 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior); likely highly significant Moore rides.

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1st

4

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Continuous

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won a French Group 3 last September on very soft ground, while all runs this term were on good or good to firm; well beaten in the Prix du Jockey Club but improvement every time otherwise, trying 1m4f (Group 2) for his Royal Ascot second and for his authoritative win in the Great Voltigeur at York; came from last to first in a five-runner race at York, where Gregory made the running, gave 3lb and was beaten nearly 5l; not sure to improve for this trip but already has the best form in the race and is on an upward curve.

7/2

1st

5

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Continuous

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

held up in last

9/4

2nd

4

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Continuous

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won French Group 3 (1m, very soft) last September to make it 2-2 and reappeared with good third in the Dante at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; down the field in the Prix du Jockey Club (10.5f, good) just 19 days ago and has something to prove after that, but he's Aidan O'Brien's sole runner in this race which in itself means he is entitled to respect.

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Yard can ready debutants; Eur42,000 foal, 65,000gns 2yo; half-brother to winners Andromaca (Italian 2yo Listed), Over The Guns (6f-1m4f; RPR 75) and Inductive (7f); cheap rookie sire getting winners.

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5th

2

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Chelmsford (AW)

King Of Scotia

9st 8lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

Won over this trip in late 2022 but has not added to his tally; soundly beaten over 1m on last two starts (reportedly lost action last time) and, although well handicapped on best form, will be of interest only if there's significant market support.

11/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Top sire and yard; Eur265,000 yearling half-brother to winners Legende D'Art (7f including AW; RPR 82), Blues Rock (1m4f) and Loisaba (1m1f); dam 1m4f winner (84), sister to Group 3 winner Lil'Wing, half-sister to Group 2 winner Loup Breton.

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1st

11

(8)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:50 Curragh

The Franchise

8st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

All four maidens runs at 7f, twice placed; roughly two lengths in front of third-placed Paradise Perfect when runner-up at Fairyhouse three weeks ago; possible that longer trip will help his cause.

8/1

2nd

11

(11)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Fairyhouse

The Franchise

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A fine effort on debut last year behind a subsequent Group 3 winner but regressed next time on soft; returned with a solid effort at the Curragh when 1.75l in front of Lope De Rueda; should have improved from that and a big player with cheekpieces added.

5/2

4th

7

(1)

26th May 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Curragh

The Franchise

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

ducked left start, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second after 1f, challenging over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden when lost second and weakened inside final 110yds

11/4

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to 5.7f 2yo winner Prettiest (RPR 98); dam 7f-1m winner (including at 2/triple Group 1; RPR 118); sire can get top 2yos; does not seem first-string for top yard.

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0

6

(6)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 2

17:35 Ascot

Canute

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Five starts, last four in blinkers; 10-11 but improved in a ten-runner handicap at Navan (1m2f, good) 13 days ago, slowly away but quickly close up, leading final 1f and winning in tidy fashion; probably remains well handicapped and could be capable of better again.

3/1

1st

6

(1)

11th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:40 Navan

Canute

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

dwelt start, towards rear, in touch with leaders on inner after 1f, headway and went third under 2f out, went second over 1f out, ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, comfortably

9/4

4th

11

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Canute

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, nudged along from 3f out, bit short of room under 2f out

8/1

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Respected sire and stable; dam 6f-7f winner (RPR 99), sister to Group 2 winner Sovereign Debt, half-sister to Group 3 winner Puff.

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3rd

1

(10)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Livio Milo

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: D K Weld

Second on four occasions before winning a maiden; in rear on his only handicap start at Gowran last September.

7/1

6th

2

(7)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Gowran Park

Livio Milo

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, went second under 2f out, weakened quickly 1f out

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sire can get smart 2yos; 80,000gns yearling; unraced dam closely related to 6f Group 3 winner The Happy Prince and 1m Listed winner Ziegfeld; noted.

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16th

8

(12)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Newport

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Progressive at 2 without winning; did some reasonable late work after 18 months off in a Dundalk handicap earlier this month; should be thereabouts.

8/1

4th

9

(17)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Newport

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

towards rear early, headway and in touch with leaders after 3f

9/1

3rd

3

(1)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

13:40 Curragh

Newport

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

pushed along briefly, led when reminder soon after start, reminder when pushed along under 3f out, joined when jockey dropped whip 2f out, headed and lost second but kept on well inside final furlong, no match for first two

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eur130,000 yearling half-brother to French 1m4f winner Billericay Dickie; dam Listed-placed 1m2f winner (RPR 98), half-sister to French Group 2 winner Ebiyza; tongue tie a concern.

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4th

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Intellotto

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Made all in heavy-ground event at Limerick last month, taking hurdles record to 2-3; still unexposed but has 9l to find with Kargese on Leopardstown Grade 1 running in February.

14/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

Intellotto

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

made all, going best when hit last, pushed out towards finish, comfortably

11/10

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

This 320,000gns yearling is closely related to 9.4f-1m4.5f winner Dame Maillot (including AW 2yo/Group 2; RPR 116); half-brother to four winners including Banksea (7f-1m2f including 2yo; 109) and Sonny Liston (Group-placed 7f 2yo; 107); dam 1m4f AW winner (69); should be ready; does not seem first-string for top yard.

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2

(9)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 205y

13:45 Naas

Charles Bianconi

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Solid efforts in two of three starts from 5-7f; disappointed on heavy ground at Cork in between; this interim trip might suit better and could be involved but seems yard's second-string; blinkers retained.

11/2

3rd

2

(3)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

13:25 Cork

Charles Bianconi

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, outpaced when pushed along over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on inside final 110yds, went third final strides

9/2

8th

4

(13)

7th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Cork

Charles Bianconi

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, midfield halfway, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden but no impression

10/1

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart sire; Eur80,000 foal, Eur150,000 yearling half-brother to four up-to-7f winners including Laws Of Indices (2yo/Group 1; RPR 114) and Sampers Seven (2yo/AW; 94); dam pacy AW winner (89); yard back among winners.

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3rd

3

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 5

15:10 Hamilton

Son Of Sampers

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David & Nicola Barron

Ex-Irish 4yo who posted best effort for current stable when keeping-on second at Doncaster (5f, soft) in March; safely held in first-time hood at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago but that race was quite competitive and he can pose a potent threat here if first-time cheekpieces have positive effect.

5/2

7th

10

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Son Of Sampers

8st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Ex-Irish gelding who blew the start when well backed for his new yard early in the year; much better back to soft turf last time, though, and that gave something to build on, off the same mark, in a first-time hood.

7/1

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Seventh foal but first runner for dam who won races (RPR 77); filly up against it.

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6th

8

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Feach Amach

11st 0lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Kept on resolutely to cause 33-1 surprise in juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, soft) in November and returns after fair fifth in Catterick handicap (2m3f, soft) last month; 3lb lower this time; probably won't be far away.

10/1

5th

13

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Feach Amach

10st 2lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Kept on resolutely to cause 33-1 surprise in Sedgefield juvenile hurdle (2m1f, soft) in November, her third hurdling start, but was just a respectable third in a handicap over that C&D last month and is effectively 1lb higher today; needs to find something extra over this longer trip.

12/1

3rd

7

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Feach Amach

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position 4th

4/1

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Respected sire but was just 22,000gns as foal; dam merely placed 6f AW (RPR 52), sister to 5f winner Kassbaan.

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9th

13

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Sole win came on turf; went close over 1m here last month but lesser efforts twice since; wears first-time tongue-tie.

12/1

9th

12

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Record of 1-11 on turf; fine effort on second AW start when a close second over C&D from stall 17; below that level when well fancied for a 7f race here last week.

10/1

9th

13

(4)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Record of 1-11 on turf but put up a fine effort on second AW start when a close 2nd over 1m three weeks ago from stall 17; better drawn today and should have every chance from the same mark.

9/2

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

This US-bred $155,000 foal is the first one out of Grade 2 winner (RPR 110); noted; yard 5-47 with 2yos on Turf this year.

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7th

5

(9)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Leicester

High Court Judge

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: David Dennis

Recorded back-to-back 1m AW wins last year but losing run since then now at 13 starts; competitive on his last two outings for Richard Bandey; has since changed hands but needs a big improvement on his turf form.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Gelded and unlikely here; closely related to hurdle winner Benz; dam 1m winner (seemed to stay 1m5f; RPR 89).

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8th

1

(4)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Marco Monaco

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

towards rear throughout, pushed along and detached under 2f out

6/1

10th

13

(9)

24th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 205y

18:10 Naas

Marco Monaco

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: A J Martin

Placed in Navan sprint maiden for Sheila Lavery in October but trailed home last in Birdcatcher Nursery over C&D and little better on seasonal/yard bow at Cork; 1lb wrong.

25/1

11th

5

(6)

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Cork

Marco Monaco

9st 8lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: A J Martin

prominent

22/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

This Eur100,000 yearling is half-brother to five winners including Balansiya (Group-placed 7f 2yo; RPR 102) and Bashiyr (Ireland/Australia 8.5f-2m including Group 2; 96); dam 7f 2yo/1m Group 3 winner (104), half-sister to 1m4f Group 2 winner Balakheri; not sure he can get punters out of jail just yet.

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14th

13

(1)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Dundalk (AW)

Navalny

9st 6lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: C W J Farrell

Fair form in defeat last year but flattered by Listed run here and handicap mark suffered; never counted after blowing the start here last week; now down 25lb from initial mark so can't be readily ruled out.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €602.00
Straight Forecast €480.90
Trifecta €5237.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Charles Bianconi

The Irish Sun:

Newport

POSTDATA:

The Franchise