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15:15 Down Royal

Yielding To Soft

Irish EBF Auction Series Fillies’ Maiden (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £9915.97
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Irish EBF Auction Series Fillies’ Maiden (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
3 (9)
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5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 32

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 10lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Better in 7f maidens when just denied at Naas behind 90-rated winner; got going a little late then and still seemingly raw; great chance despite draw; handles good to yielding.

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

12th

8

(4)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Encosta

9st 10lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

dwelt start, never better than midfield

16/1

18th

12

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Encosta

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Maiden winner with placed form in handicaps at Leopardstown; wasn't at her best at Cork the last time and that was her only previous run with heavy in the going description.

5/1

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8/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 526

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Progressive and ground-versatile, she has leading form claims but probably vulnerable for win players; yard in form.

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

6th

5

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Alabama Pearl

8st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

Runner-up over 6f here on second start last year; showed improved form when winning a Gowran maiden by 5l last month but was well below that level on soft ground since; this sounder surface will suit.

8/1

11th

5

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Alabama Pearl

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent

11/2

1st

9

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Gowran Park

Alabama Pearl

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

made all, pushed along and clear under 2f out, pushed out and went further clear inside final furlong, easily

4/1

33/1

  • Place: £12.10

Form: 8

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

125s, far from shamed at Galway behind Kami (soft), despite patent inexperience; not hopeless at a big price here; half-brother to a point winner no less.

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

12th

7

(2)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

La Tulipe Noire

9st 8lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Ciaran Murphy

AW winner at two and couple of solid handicap runs last July at Ballinrobe and Galway; form tailed off afterwards, fitter for hurdles comeback at least.

16/1

11th

14

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

La Tulipe Noire

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

midfield

12/1

11th

8

(4)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

La Tulipe Noire

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Ciaran Murphy

AW winner is 0-6 on turf, running well here at the festival on heavy but others preferred on overall form.

16/1

25/1

Form: 66

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Better in sixth (held up) in 7f maidens at Naas at 100s; yard surely has better chance with Encosta; place chance.

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

1st

5

(5)

7th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Dundalk (AW)

Shangrilama

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

midfield, pushed along 3f out, soon switched right, headway when ridden towards near side from 2f out, led and ran on final 110yds

6/1

1st

10

(4)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Shangrilama

8st 10lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Noel Meade

led narrowly or disputed lead early, headed but prominent when pushed along home turn, challenging when ridden 2f out, led narrowly and kept on well final 110yds

9/2

7th

5

(4)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

Shangrilama

8st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

This Eur70,000 yearling half-sister to top yard's smart 7f 2yo winner No Needs Never is noted; dam 1m2f/1m4f winner; might be playing catch-up from gate 8.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(2)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Lingfield (AW)

Operatic Artist

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ollie Sangster

in touch with leaders

4/1

1st

2

(6)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Operatic Artist

9st 13lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Ollie Sangster

Ex-Irish maiden who ran encouragingly (third over 8.5f) here last month on second start for new stable; possibilities off same mark, provided she takes well to first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

3rd

9

(1)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Operatic Artist

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ollie Sangster

0-6 for Joseph O'Brien; low-key stable debut at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) last month; may well come on for that but there are still risks involved on her Tapeta debut.

16/1

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Sire and yard know all about getting winners at 2 so, given dam was Listed winner, alarming she cost Eur1,000 as yearling and can only watch.

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

6th

6

(8)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Perfect Poise

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Suited by soft/heavy ground, consistent in handicaps last season and took her mark to a career-high on last month's seasonal debut when only denied final strides at Leopardstown over 1m; big player.

11/4

2nd

2

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Perfect Poise

10st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Suited by soft ground, consistent in handicaps last season; represents a powerful trainer/rider combination and is worth considering on seasonal debut.

9/2

3rd

5

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

14:20 Gowran Park

Perfect Poise

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led, joined halfway, raced far side from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost second inside final furlong

11/4

14/1

Form: 63

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Better in maidens (good) when third at Roscommon but that modest form and yard surely has better chance with Encosta.

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

8

(9)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Dundalk (AW)

Grange Lady

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Noel Meade

Ran okay a couple of times at two; bit keen when fifth to Autocrat over extended 1m2f here and returns from two-month break; Aga Khan blood on dam-side so might stay.

15/2

5th

8

(2)

17th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Grange Lady

8st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

Showed some ability in turf maidens in the second half of last season; Finished only one length behind the much shorter-priced Monophonic when seventh of 11 here a fortnight ago.

8/1

7th

6

(6)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Grange Lady

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

AW debutante showed some ability in turf maidens in second half of last season; market likely best guide as to her readiness here (one of two Meade runners).

12/1

33/1

Form: 8

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

14s, struggled at Navan, albeit gave herself no chance early; not hopeless going forward.

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

4th

12

(12)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Drop The Dip

8st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Three wins this season and won at Listowel and Bellewstown a week apart lately over approx 1m; however, her 7lb penalty brings her 4lb above new mark, so is theoretically disadvantaged.

12/1

1st

8

(7)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 162y

15:25 Bellewstown

Drop The Dip

9st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, pushed along challenging under 2f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well against far rail towards finish

13/2

1st

13

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Listowel

Drop The Dip

9st 1lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

travelled strongly, made virtually all, went clear when ridden over 1f out, ran on

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Rookie sire doing well; cheap yearling out of 1m3f winner; top yard.

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

10th

9

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Ciorcal

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear throughout, detached from 5f out, tailed off

50/1

13th

1

(13)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ciorcal

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, towards rear

33/1

9th

4

(10)

26th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Ciorcal

8st 8lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, towards rear, headway into midfield when slightly hampered on near side of group 2f out, soon outpaced and dropped to rear

16/1

25/1

Form: 67

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Similar form in 7f Galway maidens (long odds), free and fading latest; unlikely to again beat La Tulipe Noire and hard to fancy for win players.

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

12th

2

(7)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

Kami

10st 1lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

C&D winner form 2lb lower last summer; tailed off after a tardy start on her return a fortnight ago and while she came from rear in her win here, such tactics are generally a tough ask over this C&D.

8/1

27th

1

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Kami

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Winner at her local Sligo track last August, beating today's rival Redshore City over an extended 5f on soft ground; overall form is unconvincing; slowly away and never in contention over 7f at Cork on final start of the season.

20/1

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Exacta €93.00
Straight Forecast €88.90
Trifecta €5713.00

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