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17:20 Curragh

Good To Yielding

Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Northfields” Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £74369.75
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 25 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Northfields” Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 28 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

1st
26 (26)
Kerkiyra

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.90
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 22-313 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark in a handicap here in July and was beaten fair and square by Star Image here last time; others preferred.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(6)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Kerkiyra

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

13/2

4th

3

(3)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 20y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Kerkiyra

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 622021

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Consistent performer all season and gained a deserved success stepped up to 1m4f in a Gowran handicap last month; handles an ease and well drawn for a horse likely to be ridden handily.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(4)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 202y

16:35 Naas

Safecracker

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Very consistent in premier handicaps and richly deserved to win one of them which he did off 97 at the Curragh (1m4f) on Derby weekend; first foray into stakes company; goes on easy ground.

12/1

1st

2

(15)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Safecracker

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and in touch with leaders against far rail 2f out, went second inside final furlong, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on well

8/1

2nd

1

(3)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:10 Cork

Safecracker

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway, ridden and headway 2f out, went second inside final furlong, ran on well towards finish

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 23158 BF

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Readily landed a Gowran maiden in May and slightly unlucky at Ascot; disappointing at Leoparstown in July when last seen and needs to bounce back; handles an ease.

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10th

6

(2)

15th Oct 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Leopardstown

Flying Dolphin

9st 4lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, pushed along and headway towards far side under 2f out, ridden and prominent 1f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

6th

3

(1)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Flying Dolphin

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and some headway over 1f out, briefly went fourth 1f out, soon no impression

4/1

3rd

17

(1)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Flying Dolphin

9st 2lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, good headway towards far side and went third 2f out, ridden and went second when jockey dropped whip over 1f out, no extra and lost second towards finish

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: -15110 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner this season, including on testing ground at Roscommon; well beaten at Galway last time and the handicapper may have her measure for now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

2

(2)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Dha Leath

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won four handicaps during progressive 2022 (1m-1m2f, good-heavy) and fast ground and/or the step back up to 1m4f may not have suited at the Curragh recently; an each-way case can be made on form but perhaps 1m2f suits best.

7/1

7th

4

(16)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Dha Leath

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent

14/1

1

(8)

30th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 121y

16:55 Sligo

Dha Leath

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Enjoyed a fine campaign last year, four wins culminating in Naas success in November off 84 for which she went up a hefty 11lb; encouraging comeback run over inadequate trip in Lincoln augurs well and drops in class, although career-best now needed.

4/1

20/1

Form: 244110 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner this year but failed in two tries at this level of handicap; has the ability to be a factor but seems to want good ground; others preferred.

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5th

11

(22)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Shark Bay

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway from over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, not reach leaders

20/1

13th

6

(14)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:35 Galway

Shark Bay

9st 11lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, pushed along disputing lead over 3f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

9/2

1st

2

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 110y

16:40 Gowran Park

Shark Bay

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, niggled along briefly 6f out, nudged along over 4f out, pushed along but lost second over 3f out, soon outpaced and ridden, rallied from over 1f out, edged left and bumped rival inside final furlong, led towards finish

9/4

Form: 0-4110 D

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of a pair of three-year-old handicaps early in the Summer at Leopardstown and Navan; ran no race at Royal Ascot and not seen since; could be up against it today and not proven on softer ground

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4th

4

(3)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Yashin

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

12/1

Form: 0-8310 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Career best when landing a valuable premier handicap over 1m here in May; well beaten in the Cambridgeshire but likes cut in the ground and stays; not to be underestimated.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Celtic Crown

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won well at Leopardstown in July, her fifth win and some decent runs since, including when 2nd in a Gowran claimer over this trip last time; ground versatile and not ruled out.

14/1

2nd

1

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Gowran Park

Celtic Crown

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, led under 2f out, headed final 110yds, kept on, just held second

5/6

Form: 8321-9 CD

Last run: 113 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to land this contest off the same mark last year; only three runs since, two of them over hurdles; not seen since mid-division in a C&D premier handicap in May; hard to know what to expect but respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(7)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Max Mayhem

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Made a winning stable debut over C&D in April; mixed bag in strong turf handicaps over 1m4f since but a repeat of his Ascot second in July would see him involved; could rate higher on AW.

9/2

8th

1

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Max Mayhem

10st 0lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

With Joseph O'Brien before this season; sixth of 18 at the Royal meeting and even better form when second of seven here 15 days ago, both over C&D; that makes him in the form of his life.

10/1

2nd

2

(1)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Max Mayhem

9st 13lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

With Joseph O'Brien before this season; won useful handicap at Kempton (1m3f, AW) when reappearing in April and, having been tailed off at Epsom, good sixth of 18 over C&D at the Royal meeting (good to firm; acts on yielding to soft); thereabouts judged on those two good efforts.

7/1

Form: 8-3212

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Progressive three-year-old; beat stablemate Federal in a Cork conditions before stepping up on that when narrowly beaten by the same rival in the Cambridgeshire here two weeks ago; stays this trip and probably handles an ease, leading contender here.

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6th

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Considering the level he reached on the Flat (peak RPR of 106) it's been an underwhelming start over hurdles and he faded rather disappointingly when beaten 21l into third at Wexford 22 days ago; but if he repeats his fourth of six in a Grade 3 last season he'd surely win this.

9/4

3rd

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A 98-rated Flat horse, narrowly beaten by a stable companion in last year's Irish Cambridgeshire his best effort; ran okay in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Naas on his second start over hurdles; not seen since beaten a long way in the Irish Lincoln in March; not easy to assess what is expected here but certainly has the ability to be a significant factor.

100/30

26th

7

(11)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Good Heavens

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Two wins and four seconds form ten Flat outings; now 2lb higher than when second in 2022 Irish Cambridgeshire; no doubts about fitness following a recent outing over hurdles.

10/1

Form: 303063 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Consistent in big handicaps this season and has held his form well, culminating in a close third to Federal and Good Heavens in the Cambridgeshire; should go well despite a poor draw.

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4th

12

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Star Harbour

9st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

20/1

2nd

1

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Star Harbour

10st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, went second after 4f, led when switched right over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 110yds

14/1

11th
14 (17)
Soaring Monarch

10/1

Form: 00-051

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

First time visor (retained) worked a treat when winning at Galway last time; only 4lb higher here and soft ground would be in his favour; big player.

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12th

9

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Soaring Monarch

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear throughout

25/1

15th

10

(14)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Soaring Monarch

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Won at Roscommon on reappearance but limitations seemingly exposed in three strong handicaps subsequently; what might help is today's step up in trip but others are more intriguing.

25/1

9th

11

(1)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Soaring Monarch

9st 1lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Peter Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear, headway into midfield after 3f

25/1

12th
16 (11)
Finans Bay

33/1

Form: -04404 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Second in this race two years ago and a close fourth to Max Mayhem last year; a stone lower this year but little in what he has done this season suggests a repeat.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8

(6)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Finans Bay

9st 5lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Has some solid placed form over this C&D but he refused to race here in March and he's been very slowly away twice since; on a good mark if he can get his act together at the start; eye-shield fitted for the first time.

20/1

13th
22 (19)
Star Image

14/1

Form: -09131 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won at Galway and was even more decisive when landing a 1m4f fillies handicap here last month; up 8lb for that but handles softer ground and could be improving enough to have a chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

11

(8)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Star Image

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

Looked ordinary starting out last season but, after winning Galway festival handicap off 66, finished the campaign with a mark of 99; placed in Curragh Group 3 over 2m and fourth in Naas Listed contest over 1m4f; made a pleasing reappearance when fourth over 1m4f at Cork; not without a chance of turning the tables on runner-up Irish Lullaby over this trip.

7/2

4th

8

(10)

21st Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 25y

15:08 Cork

Star Image

9st 2lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Thomas Mullins

soon towards rear of midfield

8/1

4th

6

(4)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

Star Image

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

held up in rear

18/1

10/1

Form: -77721

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Pulled out of a Listed at Galway on Tuesday due to the soft ground; decisive winner of a Roscommon handicap last time; up 9lb but the stable are in cracking form; respected.

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7th

4

(7)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

19:20 Roscommon

Disco Boots

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced under 2f out, no extra 1f out

14/1

8th

2

(9)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 169y

21:20 Ballinrobe

Disco Boots

9st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Peter Fahey

Shot up the handicap after winning by 4l at Roscommon last summer over this trip; hasn't been near that form in three starts since and is still 8lb above that mark.

12/1

6th

3

(7)

30th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 121y

16:55 Sligo

Disco Boots

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Won her second race when taking a 1m4f Roscommon handicap last summer but well held twice afterwards, stiff task in Listed company second occasion; seemingly has a bit to find off this mark.

8/1

15th
29 (12)
Desert Wind

Form: 0/0-82 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; four-time winner in Britain and good run over 1m at Killarney latest; others preferred.

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8th

16

(14)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 3f 180y

17:25 Galway

Desert Wind

9st 6lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

All four wins have come on AW and on a losing run since 2019; hard to recommend.

50/1

Form: 004000 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner but out of form in big handicaps this season; others preferred.

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1st

4

(10)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Saltonstall

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, good headway up the centre and prominent over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final 110yds, kept on well towards finish

11/1

5th

2

(9)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Saltonstall

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Grand servant whose nine wins include this race last year off 94; touched off at the Curragh on opening day of campaign but hasn't reproduced that effort off revised mark and has a bit to find with a couple of these on recent Tipperary run; 2lb lower.

12/1

5th

1

(3)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:10 Tipperary

Saltonstall

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear

8/1

14/1

Form: 890324

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Most recent win was over 1m at Listowel last year so ground is not an issue; drops back to 1m2f here after a good effort in the circumstances at the Galway festival; can be slowly away and that would not do him any favours in a race like this.

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8th

7

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Laelaps

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Andrew McNamara

Useful for Jessica Harrington; has been mostly underwheming on the Flat and hurdles for current yard but was third off 7lb higher in 1m2f handicap on Guineas weekend at the Curragh last year; beaten a long way on comeback at Leopardstown but sharper for that.

25/1

9th

2

(3)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Laelaps

10st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Andrew McNamara

Dual soft ground winner for Jessica Harrington at 1m; generally below best last year and absent since August; tongue tie added to hood worn of late; opposable.

16/1

16/1

Form: 472276

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Turns up in these big handicaps day after day and rarely acquits himself badly; effective from 7f to 1m2f and goes well for this rider, would not be winning one of these out of turn.

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3rd

10

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Casanova

9st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Long losing run but reappeared with fine fourth in Irish Lincoln here last month, having raced prominently; down to a competitive mark and has to enter calculations.

10/1

4th

13

(9)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Casanova

8st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Long losing run but close third in this off 97 last year albeit he had the benefit of a prep run then; also ran well in the big 1m handicap at Galway so capable of running well off this mark.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 508005 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

First reserve; out of form this year and going down the handicap; hard to fancy.

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3rd

2

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

disputing second, lost position before 4th, raced in last when not fluent 5th, left in third 4 out, hampered by loose horse before 3 out, struggling on turn after 3 out, tailed off

5/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Grace Harris

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn; ran okay to be fourth of six back over hurdles on stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft) and he contested a Class 2 last time at Doncaster; seems to be okay on heavy and he could have some say.

10/1

Form: 429130 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Didn't get the run of the race when a close third in the Galway Mile; reportedly found the ground on the quick side in the Cambridgeshire since; should be more at home in these conditions.

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10th

6

(9)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Cowboy Justice

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, some headway up the centre 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

12/1

20th

21

(8)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Cowboy Justice

9st 0lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out

16/1

10th

17

(11)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Cowboy Justice

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near to challenge (jockey said colt never let itself down on the ground)

7/1

12/1

Form: 1-6041

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won a Naas on heavy ground in October; built on previous efforts to win a handicap at Galway last time; more needed here though.

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9th

4

(9)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Cork

Joe Masseria

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Leanne Breen

midfield, towards rear halfway, outpaced 1f out

13/2

13th

17

(11)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Joe Masseria

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Leanne Breen

dwelt start

11/1

33/1

Form: 1-4070 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Twice a winner on heavy but his level of handicap form this season does not inspire; others more likely.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

11

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Team Of Firsts

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

towards rear

12/1

5th

7

(9)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Team Of Firsts

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick J Flynn

towards rear, headway into midfield 2f out, briefly went fourth inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds

22/1

Form: 0-2780 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Fine second in a 1m4f Listed at Cork in April to start the season but unable to reproduce that since and beaten out of sight here on Derby weekend when last seen; a line can be drawn through that last run but others still look more likely.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(5)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

18:35 Cork

Annerville

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

soon led, pushed along and headed under 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

9/1

2nd

6

(1)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Annerville

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J P Murtagh

led, going best from 3f out, ridden when headed but prominent over 1f out, kept on but no extra inside final 110yds

7/1

3rd

2

(1)

2nd May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 1

16:10 Nottingham

Annerville

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Irish challenger who has been placed in three Listed races, most recently third at Cork 11 days ago; can give another good account but this 5yo has an exposed profile and looks vulnerable in today's line-up.

12/1

Form: 3-2043 CD BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Stays 1m4f but his best two runs this season were over 1m at Naas and 7f at Tipperary last time; would not want it too soft either.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(11)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Longbourn

10st 3lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent, went third over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

11/2

3rd

9

(15)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Longbourn

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield, headway from under 2f out, disputing second 1f out, lost second inside final furlong, kept on

10/1

1st

7

(13)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Longbourn

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ross O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and prominent 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and faced challenge towards finish, all out

10/1

Form: 5-3216 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Gained a welcome success in a Leopardstown maiden in July; not a factor in the Group 2 Royal Whip last time but unexposed and could be capable; unproven on the ground.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:20 Downpatrick

Point Gellibrand

11st 12lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Gerard O’Leary

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2 out, outpaced after last, ran on well against far rail and went fourth towards finish

20/1

12th

1

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Point Gellibrand

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Ran as well as could be expected in three-runner 7f event here latest; seems on a tough mark for what he's achieved in the last 18 months.

16/1

2nd

2

(1)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Point Gellibrand

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

raced in second throughout, 2 lengths down halfway, outpaced over 1f out

8/1

Form: 6-0930 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Sixth in this year off a 5lb higher mark; good third over this trip at Leopardstown before disappointing in the Colm Quinn Mile at Galway; doesn't mind an ease and has a legitimate shout at his best.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

17th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 170y

14:00 Navan

Mosala

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway into midfield 5th, nudged along when switched left before 2 out, mistake 2 out, no impression when switched right before last, kept on

100/30

18

(21)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Mosala

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: Henry De Bromhead

Sixth in this year off a 5lb higher mark; good third over this trip at Leopardstown before disappointing in the Colm Quinn Mile at Galway; doesn't mind an ease and has a legitimate shout at his best.

16/1

17th

12

(8)

26th Jul 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

18:40 Galway

Mosala

9st 1lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent in chasing group, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and weakened gradually from over 2f out

12/1

Form: 24-104 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Beat Cowboy Justice in a Naas handicap in May; unlucky when last seen in a handicap here in July; cheekpieces left on here; unexposed and handles softer ground; respected.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(13)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Amortentia

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won on handicap bow at Naas (1m) in the summer and unlucky in running at the Curragh next time; back from a break when just denied in C&D handicap last month; now 3lb higher.

3/1

19

(9)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Amortentia

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Beat Cowboy Justice in a Naas handicap in May; unlucky when last seen in a handicap here in July; cheekpieces left on here; unexposed and handles softer ground; respected.

10/1

4th

1

(6)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Amortentia

10st 3lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, ridden and some headway against far rail under 2f out, keeping on when short of room final 110yds, ran on well when squeezed out towards finish

4/1

Form: 4-0577 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; not disgraced in some valuable handicaps this season and will love any ease; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

28

(29)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Yafordadoe

8st 11lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Gavin Cromwell

Second reserve; not disgraced in some valuable handicaps this season and will love any ease; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried

7th

13

(3)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:35 Galway

Yafordadoe

9st 6lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, never on terms

20/1

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Non-runners

Belloccio, Annerville, Longbourn, Point Gellibrand, Mosala, Amortentia, Yafordadoe

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Payout
Exacta €1629.00
Straight Forecast €1682.80
Tricast €18566.00
Trifecta €6928.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Casanova

The Irish Sun:

Star Harbour

RP Ratings (IRE):

Longbourn

SPOTLIGHT:

Soaring Monarch

POSTDATA:

Casanova