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16:55 Curragh

Soft

TRI Equestrian Handicap

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 21 runners
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TRI Equestrian Handicap

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 653962

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Ideally needs an extra furlong but in good form judged on recent second over 1m at this venue; had a few of these rivals behind on that occasion.

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

7th

7

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Coins Cross

9st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Likes it soft/heavy although pick of this year's form on good when touched off at Leopardstown; recent form leaves him with plenty to find.

16/1

7th

7

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Coins Cross

9st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Likes it soft/heavy although pick of this year's form on good when touched off at Leopardstown; recent form leaves him with plenty to find.

16/1

14th

3

(15)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Coins Cross

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Only beaten a head in this last year; went close at Leopardstown earlier this season but out of form since; others preferred.

20/1

2nd
15 (13)
San Aer

20/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: 034189 CD BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won on good going over 7f here in August; twice out of the money on soft going since then, though not beaten far in eighth behind today's rival Half Nutz in a 22-runner contest on his penultimate start.

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

6th

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

San Aer

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Thomas Mullins

Four-time Flat winner ran a cracker in the Irish Lincoln last time, beaten only 5l; best of four maiden hurdle runs was when beaten 21l at Naas in February; one to consider on handicap debut.

7/2

20/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 926667 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Has been consistent lately; possibly has a better chance than implied by his form-figures; not beaten far when sixth of 22 behind Haf Nutz here three starts ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(3)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Is That Love

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: H D McGuigan

towards rear, keeping on when switched right over 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

6/1

12th

1

(21)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Is That Love

10st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Claimer win in August was for another yard over farther; more out than in since and risky even if creeping into a 0-70.

20/1

12th

7

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Is That Love

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Long time since he won over this short a trip and hard to see him being involved.

14/1

4th
8 (20)
Plume Noire

33/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 219-07

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Bellewstown maiden winner on second start last year; does not look good enough on the evidence of two starts since belated start to campaign.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

4

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Plume Noire

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: B Duffy

Won her third race when scoring at Fairyhouse last time; having to wait for a gap before beating All Lies Ahead by a neck but probably value for more; up another 4lb but go well.

5/1

1st

5

(1)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Plume Noire

9st 7lb

J: James Ryan

T: B Duffy

Gowran winner denied a clear shot at it when sixth at Curragh on penultimate start; only lost third spot close home at Roscommon in the interim and off an unchanged mark here, this lightly-raced 5yo looks a threat to all concerned.

11/2

10/1

Form: 213315 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Was recording fifth career win when getting up late over this trip at Listowel; fifth of 22 behind Half Nutz last time, so could be in contention for a share of the money.

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12th

5

(14)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:50 Galway

Mary Salome

10st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

Won her sixth race when taking a Roscommon handicap over this trip in June, beating Bells On Her Toes and a fine run at Limerick after; outclassed in Listed company last time but a solid chance in this grade; has run well here before.

7/1

8th

7

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Mary Salome

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Andrew Kinirons

7yo who has been at the top of the game in 7f/1m handicaps in Ireland the last twice, but she needs a clear career best to win this.

33/1

3rd

1

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Limerick

Mary Salome

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent, went second soon after start, led when pushed along 2f out, ridden and faced challenge from over 1f out, headed and lost second towards finish

5/2

Form: 232225 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Consistent in defeat this season; three consecutive seconds in sprint handicaps before another good run when fifth of 30 over 6f at this venue on latest; stays 7f.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

11

(18)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Princess Sela

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, never on terms

14/1

5th

1

(2)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Curragh

Princess Sela

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard O’Leary

raced far side, in touch with leaders, pushed along when prominent 2f out, ridden when led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened and lost position

7/1

2nd

14

(7)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 164y

15:00 Navan

Princess Sela

8st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, nudged along halfway, ridden and went fourth over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went second towards finish

17/2

7th
1 (4)
Verhoyen

20/1

Form: 472799 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Four of his five wins have come at this track; not at best lately; down 7lb since June, but appears to face a very demanding task under a big burden.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

12

(15)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Verhoyen

9st 1lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

All bar one of his seven career wins have come at the Curragh; yet to hit form this season however and remains opposable.

20/1

10th

5

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Verhoyen

9st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

prominent, lost position over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

Form: 800264 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Course winner over 6f last year, creditable fourth over same trip here last time, but his best effort this year was over 7f at Galway; place chance now with the champion apprentice booked.

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1st

6

(18)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Zephron

9st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Denis W Cullen

soon towards rear towards near side, headway when switched right 2f out, challenging when ridden inside final 110yds, ran on to lead towards finish

8/1

8th

10

(3)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Zephron

9st 4lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Denis W Cullen

Enjoyed an excellent second half to last season; up 15lb for a wide margin win in a Curragh handicap in November when last seen; trip and ground are fine and has a leading chance here.

5/1

1st

20

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Zephron

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Denis W Cullen

midfield, headway up the centre 2f out, pushed along challenging over 1f out, led 1f out, shaken up and went clear inside final furlong, easily

12/1

Form: 173359

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ended a losing run with 1m win in August; did not seem to stay 1m2f at time, but probably best at around 1m and this could be too short.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

2

(2)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

The Blue Panther

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: James Andrew Fahey

held up in rear

20/1

15th

1

(14)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

The Blue Panther

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: James Andrew Fahey

in touch with leaders

12/1

16/1

Form: 173385 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Placed twice since winning over this trip at Leopardstown in June; looks held by Princess Sea on Navan running last time, though closely matched with Haf Nutz and Verhoyen.

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14th

6

(21)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Plunkett

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual winner up to 1m but has been placed over just short of this trip; best run this season came over 1m at Leopardstown; needs a repeat of that.

28/1

7th

16

(9)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:50 Galway

Plunkett

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual winner has twice run well in defeat at this track; best run this term came when fifth at Leopardstown last time; has a decent draw and could go well off 2lb lower.

12/1

5th

6

(2)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Leopardstown

Plunkett

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Paul W Flynn

slowly away

16/1

Form: 835410 CD

Last run: 167 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Rewarded for consistency during a busy start to the season with Limerick win in April; dropped out quickly in testing conditions at Roscommon the following month and absent since; may need this.

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12th

11

(16)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Breaking Story

8st 10lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent, went second after 3f

25/1

13th

9

(5)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Breaking Story

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Richard John O’Brien

Gained first win since 2018 debut with a Limerick (1m) success in April; struggled twice since and all his best recent form is over further.

16/1

11th

5

(6)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Breaking Story

9st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Richard John O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, never on terms

20/1

Form: 4510

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Showed a liking for testing conditions when winning a 1m maiden at Cork; down the field over the same course and trip on handicap debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

9

(7)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Redstone Well

9st 2lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Dual winner and responded well for this rider when a game winner at Ballinrobe last time; more needed but showed a good attitude and could go well.

16/1

1st

3

(7)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 125y

19:45 Ballinrobe

Redstone Well

10st 1lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

upset in stalls, raced in second early, led after 1f, faced challenge but going easily 2f out, nudged along over 1f out, ridden when went clear inside final furlong, kept on well when reduced lead towards finish

9/2

2nd

3

(7)

5th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:37 Gowran Park

Redstone Well

9st 13lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

prominent, went second 6f out, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on well and went clear with winner final 110yds, no extra towards finish

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 142823 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

C&D maiden winner in March, last two handicap displays give her a definite place chance, though she will almost certainly need to raise her game in order to cope with the in-form Facethepuckout.

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10th

6

(10)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Perfect Thunder

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Patrick Owens

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 2f

10/1

6th

3

(3)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Perfect Thunder

9st 5lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Patrick Owens

prominent, lost position 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

Form: 350934 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

16-race maiden, placed five times; beaten favourite on her last two outings; may be able to pick up a race in due course, but hard to be confident.

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3rd

4

(3)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:00 Sligo

You Owe Me Money

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard O’Leary

Finally made the breakthrough last year with back-to-back wins at Gowran at this time of the year; held afterwards but promising return at Cork last month when staying-on third over today's trip on soft; definitely one to consider.

9/2

Form: 646500 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Former German-trained Group 3 winner on soft; plummeting in the ratings (down from 108 to 84); Scurry Handicap fourth here in July gives him sort of chance; last three runs have created doubts.

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18th

2

(14)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 164y

14:55 Navan

Majestic Colt

10st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James McAuley

Five-time stakes winner in Germany; placed only three times from 20 Irish starts, including when third over 7f at Leopardstown early this month; failed to reproduce that form over 6f at the Curragh last Sunday.

16/1

10th

11

(12)

16th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Majestic Colt

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: James McAuley

Was mostly well beaten on the AW over the winter but fared much better back on turf at Leopardstown last time over 7f; this drop in trip should suit and could run well even from 2lb out of the handicap.

16/1

3rd

7

(9)

5th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

16:50 Leopardstown

Majestic Colt

9st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

Nine-time winner in Germany; came to Ireland with an inflated rating and unable to justify it despite running well in a couple of premier handicaps last year; back on soft ground here after failing at Dundalk this year; could well be competitive off this mark and not dismissed.

25/1

10/1

Form: 009516 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner; found sprint trip too sharp on latest in Navan event in which Princess Sela was second; now 9lb higher than for good C&D win in September.

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16th

9

(14)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Half Nutz

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Not disgraced on the AW through the winter and all six career wins have come on turf, including one here; dropped away in a 7f handicap here last time.

16/1

Form: 600311 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Reached a career-high mark of 85 for this stable in 2020; had dropped to 53 by the time he rejoined this stable, finishing third at Cork towards the end of last month; showed the benefit of the run when winning as he liked over C&D; again had a significant amount in hand under a penalty at Gowran; another 7lb extra now, but hat-trick is very much on the cards.

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19th

4

(6)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Facethepuckout

9st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

raced far side, towards rear of midfield, weakened final furlong

6/1

1st

11

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

Facethepuckout

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

towards rear, headway under 2f out, pushed along to lead under 2f out, soon ridden clear, easily

9/1

4th

1

(11)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

16:55 Galway

Facethepuckout

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: M D O’Callaghan

Four-time winner has put up some fine runs in defeat this term; hampered at Curragh last time and ran better than result; ground versatile; has run well here.

4/1

Form: 246170

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

1m winner on good ground at Bath for Clive Cox in July; 50-1 when down the field on Irish debut in 6f Naas contest.

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18th

14

(16)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Lets Fly Again

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Richard John O’Brien

always towards rear, ridden and outpaced 2f out, soon became detached

33/1

11th

11

(13)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 205y

17:15 Naas

Lets Fly Again

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Richard John O’Brien

hampered start, towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms (jockey said gelding was hampered leaving the stalls)

25/1

7th

4

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 4

13:50 Haydock

Lets Fly Again

9st 6lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

prominent, ridden and disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

7/2

Form: -05319 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Cork maiden winner over 6f, reportedly unsuited by heavy ground on handicap debut over the same course and trip; any further deterioration would be a concern.

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6th

3

(12)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:15 Hamilton

Chrismoltisanti

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Adrian Nicholls

Record of 1-12 in Ireland; poor form this year; wears new headgear on debut for new stable; follow the market signals.

6/1

18th

4

(17)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:20 Naas

Chrismoltisanti

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Hasn't added to Cork maiden win of last summer and struggled in handicaps last month; blinkers now fitted but of limited appeal.

20/1

Form: 325431 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Listowel maiden winner on his 12th start; consistent enough to merit consideration, especially since he boasts fair placed handicap form.

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19

(19)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Prophets Voice

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Listowel maiden winner on his 12th start; consistent enough to merit consideration, especially since he boasts fair placed handicap form.

12/1

1st

7

(2)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

15:10 Listowel

Prophets Voice

9st 8lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

disputed lead when pushed along briefly early, soon led clearly and made rest, going okay home turn, ridden under 2f out, ran on, comfortably

15/8

3rd

9

(12)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

17:05 Gowran Park

Prophets Voice

9st 8lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield, headway 2f out, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, lost second final 110yds

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €1868.00
Straight Forecast €1360.90
Tricast €23556.50
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Redstone Well

The Irish Sun:

Perfect Thunder

POSTDATA:

San Aer

RP Ratings (IRE):

You Owe Me Money

SPOTLIGHT:

Facethepuckout