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16:55 Leopardstown

Yielding To Soft

Coolmore America “Justify” Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £198319.33
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Coolmore America “Justify” Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
2 (7)
Pearls Galore

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.50
  • Place: £2.55

Form: 6-1125 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner, including a 1m Group 2 at the Curragh; best performances have been in defeat, a neck second in this race 12 months ago and 2l second in the Prix de la Foret; second to a smart colt over 7f at the Curragh in July; little impression when fifth behind Saffron Beach in last month's Prix Rothschild at Deauville; cheekpieces on for the first time.

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1st

2

(7)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Pearls Galore

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

made all at good pace, switched left and against rail from over 4f out, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, gamely

12/1

2nd

6

(2)

17th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:10 Curragh

Pearls Galore

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

chased leaders, pushed along under 2f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, made no telling impression

9/4

1st

4

(3)

22nd May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Pearls Galore

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

11/10

7/4

  • Place: £1.35

Form: 11-411 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Last year's Sun Chariot winner, beating the Irish-trained dual Group 1 winner Mother Earth; creditable fourth in a 1m1f Group 1 at Meydan in March; made a winning reappearance under a penalty in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes and enhanced her reputation with a fine victory in the Prix Rothschild last month; holds strong credentials.

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8th

3

(1)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:42 Newmarket

Saffron Beach

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost position over 1f out, soon weakened

11/8

2nd

3

(8)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Saffron Beach

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

took keen hold, raced in second, going easily when pressed leader from over 3f out, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, weakened gradually final 110yds

7/4

1st

1

(5)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Saffron Beach

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

raced in second, led and shaken up over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly final 110yds, eased towards finish

9/4

13/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-8412

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Last year's Cheveley Park winner; disappointed when favourite for the 1,000 Guineas and could manage only fourth in the Coronation Stakes; got another Group 1 success on the board over 7f in the Prix Jean Prat, beating high-class colt Light Infantry; sent back over 1m at the same venue last time and was beaten decisively by Saffron Beach.

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2nd

6

(4)

24th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

18:40 Naas

Tenebrism

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, challenging when ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, no match for winner

8/11

1st

2

(8)

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Cork

Tenebrism

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, smooth headway under 2f out, led 1f out, soon pushed along and clear, kept on well, comfortably

7/4

5th

18

(12)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Tenebrism

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, ridden under 2f out, headway and led group over 1f out, lost position final 110yds, kept on, 2nd of 11 in group

14/1

5/4

Form: 156-11 C

Last run: 111 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Readily beat Agartha on debut in 7f maiden at this venue; a shade disappointing in two Pattern races last autumn; redeemed herself when beating Agartha in 7f Guineas Trial here in April; gave a sparkling performance when trouncing Tuesday and Concert Hall in the Irish 1,000 Guineas; stable now back in good form after an untypical quiet spell.

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2nd

3

(8)

5th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Homeless Songs

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

took keen hold, prominent on outer, headway to challenge going okay under 2f out, ridden and made sustained challenge from 1f out, kept on well towards finish, just held

15/8

7th

7

(4)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:42 Newmarket

Homeless Songs

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost ground over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/2

Form: -23626

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Closely matched with Agartha on their Group 3 form in May but soundly beaten in sixth behind that rival in a recent Tipperary clash; managed a creditable sixth (beaten roughly 7l) in the Coronation Stakes before blotting her record with long odds-on defeat in a maiden at Dundalk.

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2nd

5

(3)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Honey Girl

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, bit short of room when switched right and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on and went second inside final 110yds, just held

7/2

3rd

1

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Honey Girl

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

9/2

5th

1

(5)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:45 Tipperary

Honey Girl

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, headway waiting for room over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

15/8

6th
4 (11)
Affogato

33/1

Form: 5-116 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Showed up well on sole start at two for Conor O'Dwyer; won first two races for this stable, a 1m Gowran maiden and a 7f Fairyhouse conditions event; already beaten when saddle slipped in latter stages of Fairyhouse event in July on first Pattern attempt.

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4th

3

(3)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

18:50 Fairyhouse

Affogato

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: G M Lyons

Dual winner last year, including an impressive win in this race; however, her form deteriorated after and she was soundly beaten in a Gowran handicap last time; has to rediscover her best.

5/1

7th

1

(1)

5th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:37 Gowran Park

Affogato

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

prominent, ridden under 2f out, weakened final furlong

25/1

8th

2

(7)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Affogato

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Limitations evident last year when raised in class after wins at Gowran and Fairyhouse; a long way below her best in a handicap at Dundalk on her final start.

16/1

Form: 1-1445 BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Dundalk scorer at two; good winner on seasonal debut at Gowran before excellent fourth behind runaway winner Homeless Songs in Irish 1,000 Guineas; solid fourth in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot; a long way below her best in a 7f Group 3 race at Fairyhouse in July.

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8th

8

(4)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Curragh

Star Girls Aalmal

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Henry De Bromhead

dwelt start, in rear throughout, pushed along under 2f out, never dangerous

14/1

6th

6

(3)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Star Girls Aalmal

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dundalk scorer at two; good winner on seasonal debut at Gowran before excellent fourth behind Homeless Songs in Irish 1,000 Guineas (Agartha a neck away in fifth); solid fourth in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot; out of her depth in Group 1 Matron Stakes on final outing; stayed on for fourth after meeting trouble in running in 1m Group 3 event here in March.

4/1

4th

7

(2)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:57 Curragh

Star Girls Aalmal

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent

9/2

Form: 134448

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

This will be her sixth successive Group 1 attempt since an early-season Listed win at Navan; 6l third behind Homeless Songs in the Irish 1,000 Guineas; fourth in the Oaks, Pretty Polly and Belmont Oaks; now has to bounce back from a lacklustre performance in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

6

(6)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Concert Hall

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, midfield 4f out, nudged along from over 3f out, pushed along and outpaced from over 2f out, soon lost position, ridden and weakened from over 1f out

12/1

8th

5

(1)

28th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Concert Hall

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

led, headed and prominent after 1f, pushed along and edged left over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the poor form shown)

10/1

4th

1

(10)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Concert Hall

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, switched to centre over 3f out, pushed along and switched right under 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, held but went fourth inside final furlong, kept on

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 127-16 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Smart mare was successful in soft-ground events at Ascot (handicap) and Pontefract (Listed) in 2021; also won on good-to-firm; effective back on good going in Sandown Group 2 on reappearance, though had little to spare and had a smoother trip than the runner-up; predictably found the company too hot in the Queen Anne won by the brilliant Baaeed.

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6th

1

(6)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:42 Newmarket

Lights On

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression until minor headway final furlong

25/1

9th

1

(3)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Lights On

9st 7lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: Sir Michael Stoute

reared start and slowly away, against rail throughout, towards rear, shaken up when bit short of room 3f out, pushed along and no response from over 2f out

20/1

6th

7

(2)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Lights On

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

towards rear, shaken up and headway when groups merged over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out

33/1

Form: -65022 C BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Promising at two, notably when beating the useful Limit Di Greccio in a 7f Listed event at this venue; highly tried early this term, including in Irish 1,000 Guineas; runner-up in two Listed events at Killarney during the summer; up against it at this level.

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9

(9)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Panama Red

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

Promising at two, notably when beating the useful Limit Di Greccio in a 7f Listed event at this venue; highly tried early this term, including in Irish 1,000 Guineas; runner-up in two Listed events at Killarney during the summer; up against it at this level.

40/1

2nd

10

(10)

18th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 30y

17:35 Killarney

Panama Red

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent on outer, joined leaders when pushed along under 3f out, ridden and briefly led under 2f out, headed but kept on well from over 1f out, no match for winner

7/2

2nd

4

(4)

13th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 40y

18:40 Killarney

Panama Red

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, soon raced in second, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, faced strong challenge but rallied inside final furlong, headed post

3/1

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Non-runners

Agartha, Panama Red

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Payout
Exacta €580.00
Straight Forecast €475.20
Tricast €2704.50
Trifecta €2576.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Homeless Songs

TOPSPEED:

Concert Hall

POSTDATA:

Saffron Beach

RP Ratings (IRE):

Homeless Songs

The Irish Sun:

Homeless Songs