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14:50 Curragh

Soft To Heavy

Big Picture Communications Fillies & Mares Maiden

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Big Picture Communications Fillies & Mares Maiden

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 80355

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Sister to top-class Found is not in the same parish as that filly in terms of ability but Galway third on soft ground last month gives her definite claims in this ordinary maiden; recent tame Killarney effort concerning though.

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

16th

12

(17)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

Champagne

8st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear

50/1

1st

4

(2)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Champagne

9st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway 4f out, soon pushed along and chased clear leader, ridden and made challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out and went clear towards finish

5/2

5th

3

(5)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 60y

13:50 Killarney

Champagne

9st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, went second after 1f, ridden and outpaced when bit short of room under 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

8/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 534224 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite last four starts at 1m4f albeit very consistent; handles soft ground and this possibly her best opportunity yet.

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

10

(7)

16th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

River Rain

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

6/1

1st

14

(6)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

River Rain

9st 3lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, switched right when pushed along over 2f out, ridden towards near side under 2f out, ran on to lead and edged left inside final furlong, won going away

6/1

2nd

9

(8)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

River Rain

9st 3lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway 3f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

6/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 56-377

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Fine start for this stable when third in Galway handicap at Galway, has failed to build on that in outings at Roscommon (beaten favourite) and Killarney and withdrawn due to soft ground at Gowran recently so obvious ground concerns here.

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

3rd

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Libby

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

22-race maiden; not straightforward and didn't jump with fluency at Fakenham (2m, good; fourth of five, beaten 15.5l) last time, so it's no surprise to see a visor fitted; hasn't had many opportunities over fences (0-3) though, and does continue to ease in the weights.

8/1

Form: 54658

Last run: 122 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Best effort came over this trip at Navan in the spring on good; regressive since however, first-time tongue tie didn't have any beneficial effect last time and is now ditched; yard in good form but of limited appeal.

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

5th

6

(1)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:20 Killarney

Chocolat Blu

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent on inner early, dropped to last after 1f

13/2

2nd

8

(1)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 125y

19:45 Ballinrobe

Chocolat Blu

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders early, towards rear before halfway, headway when switched left and pushed along from over 1f out, ridden and went second and ran on towards finish

10/1

11th

9

(16)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Chocolat Blu

9st 12lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Raised 5lb for last month's C&D maiden win but still a bit lower than initial her mark, tested only once, when she fifth of eight in a Gowran contest last June.

7/1

5th
11 (7)
Thetys

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to French 1m1f-1m2f winner Midgrey (including AW; RPR 87); dam French 9.5f-1m4f winner, half-sister to Listed-placed winner Tashna and smart jumper Annamix; 10,000Euros Arqana buy back in February; market likely best guide on debut.

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

0

9

(13)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Thetys

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Beaten about 12l in a Curragh maiden on sole previous Flat run 12 months ago; won a modest Naas handicap hurdle when last seen in February; probably vulnerable in a race of this nature.

25/1

5

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Thetys

10st 7lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Shaped well in C&D handicap (soft-to-heavy) over Christmas and off the mark in Naas 4yo handicap last month, seemingly appreciating the better ground when picking up nicely from the last; improving filly now fitted with tongue tie for first time.

9/2

1st

7

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

14:10 Naas

Thetys

10st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Has shown ability in maidens and was in front of By Your Side when fifth behind subsequent Grade 2 winner Comfort Zone at Navan; not a bad effort against older rivals when fourth at Limerick in her first handicap; third-place The Connector won his next start at Punchestown.

11/2

50/1

Form: 660000

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Modest, exposed maiden; blinkers replace hood but very hard to give a chance to.

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

6th

2

(9)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Indy System

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: M C Grassick

led, 6 lengths ahead halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden and much reduced lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

50/1

16th

13

(11)

19th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:40 Navan

Indy System

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: M C Grassick

held up in rear, pushed along and minor headway on outer home turn, ridden and no impression under 3f out

50/1

10th

8

(18)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Navan

Indy System

9st 7lb

J: J Cleary

T: M C Grassick

prominent early, dropped to midfield when ridden over 3f out, no extra when bit short of room and switched left over 1f out, kept on

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Royal Vigil filly is first foal of a German 6.5f 2yo winner (later won in Norway); best watched on belated debut.

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

5th

8

(3)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Thatboathassailed

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Luke Comer

Very hard to make a case for her; trainer appears to have a much stronger candidate in Dark Street.

25/1

9th

3

(5)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Thatboathassailed

9st 10lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Luke Comer

Tailed off on recent C&D handicap debut; yard have a stronger contender in Nevada Brave.

20/1

12/1

Form:

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dropped out tamely on Naas debut back in March and hasn't been seen since; Keane booking is interesting.

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

8th

8

(11)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Recommendable

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: R P Cody

always towards rear, ridden over 4f out, soon no impression

12/1

15th

12

(11)

27th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Naas

Recommendable

9st 3lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: R P Cody

Half-sister to a 1m winner in Germany; dam, an unraced daughter of Pivotal; not likely to pose a threat first time out.

66/1

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Epaulette filly is third foal of a once-raced half-sister to US 1m3f turf Grade 3 winner Caprice; newcomer likely all the better for the experience.

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

10th

12

(10)

27th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sea The Sand

9st 5lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Ray Hackett

Shown very little in three runs at huge odds so far.

100/1

14th

10

(8)

9th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sea The Sand

9st 3lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ray Hackett

midfield

100/1

13th

11

(4)

23rd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sea The Sand

9st 4lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Ray Hackett

towards rear

200/1

66/1

Form: 8

Last run: 74 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Too keen when last of 8 on Tramore debut over the summer; tongue tie now fitted and can only be watched.

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

14th

14

(2)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Maid Merrion

8st 10lb

J: Dean Curran

T: Adrian Sexton

Has finished last in maiden outings at 1m4f and 1m2f; transformation is needed now that she takes a sharp drop in trip.

100/1

10th

7

(6)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Maid Merrion

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Adrian Sexton

in rear throughout, no impression 4f out

66/1

10

(8)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Gowran Park

Maid Merrion

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Adrian Sexton

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Straight Forecast €70.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

River Rain

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River Rain

TOPSPEED:

River Rain

POSTDATA:

River Rain

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River Rain