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14:57 Naas

Heavy

Finale Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £18592.44
  • 1m 3f 180y
  • 16 runners
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Finale Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 355213 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Stayed surprisingly well in Group 2 company on bad ground at Longchamp latest, a fine run which backed up a narrow 1m4f Leopardstown win (soft); relishes an ease and looks sure to run big race; hood seemingly not deemed necessary today; a winner over 1m1f at Group level already.

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1st

1

(12)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

Duke De Sessa

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, went second going easily 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, reduced lead towards finish

11/8

1st

6

(8)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Duke De Sessa

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway and 4 lengths fourth over 1f out, ridden and kept on strongly up the centre inside final furlong, led post

16/1

8

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Duke De Sessa

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Looked an exciting prospect last season when winning a Curragh maiden and getting up late to land the Group 3 Eyrefield Stakes at this venue; best form this season represented by fifth in Irish 2,000 Guineas and second in 1m2f Group 3 last time; first attempt at this trip; dam won the 1m6f Melrose Handicap for Tony Martin.

11/2

25/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: -26257

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Smart sort tends to run on better ground but sole win (from 17) came on soft to heavy; peak form gives him place chance at best off a break; struggled last twice.

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1st

4

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 98y

14:35 Naas

Sunchart

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Record of 1-26 on the Flat but has faced plenty of stiff tasks and run well in the face of them, including when runner-up in this last year; was a close second in a Leopardstown Listed race on penultimate start of last season; a repeat of that will see him run well.

5/1

3rd
3 (2)
Yaxeni

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 122101 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Mare readily forgiven Curragh struggle when far from disgraced over extended 2m and normal service returned when scoring over C&D on latest; RPR 109 then and hardly ever disappoints so chance is clear for champion jockey elect; well drawn.

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3rd

3

(2)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

Yaxeni

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led

3/1

1st

1

(9)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 190y

15:30 Naas

Yaxeni

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

made all, shaken up and clear 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, much reduced lead but kept on well final 110yds

3/1

15th

8

(13)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Yaxeni

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

soon led, headed but raced in second after 2f, pushed along to lead 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

10/1

18/1

Form: 131033 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Stamina assured and no issue with the ground, as she showed with shock third at Curragh latest; place chance given marked progression this year (up from 66).

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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

Form: 973072

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Trip-versatile, she ran a fine race when touched off in Listowel Listed heat on latest (1m1f); doesn't seem to stay stiff 1m4f though.

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9th

7

(9)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Venice Biennale

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: John Joseph Murphy

Unplaced in her five attempts at Listed level this term and this is tougher.

50/1

7th

7

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 4f 110y

19:20 Limerick

Venice Biennale

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John Joseph Murphy

Hasn't added to her Navan maiden win of 2021 and has largely struggled so far in Listed company; hard to see her playing a role.

33/1

6th

7

(7)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Venice Biennale

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

slowly into stride, soon recovered towards rear, pushed along from over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, dropped to last inside final 110yds, eased towards finish

20/1

25/1

Form: 0-8441 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Not sure where course rout latest came from (albeit off 73) but seemed to relish soft ground and worth a shot at this company for black type; repeat highly improbable drawn 19.

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5th

8

(1)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Zola Sakura

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

disputed lead, prominent after 4f

20/1

3rd

1

(3)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

19:25 Down Royal

Zola Sakura

10st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led, headed 2f out, kept on but lost second towards finish

5/1

16/1

Form: 331213 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Lovely pedigree, handles soft, in great nick this year and well worth a shot at this despite having it to do at the weights; might out-run her odds.

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8th

2

(2)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:15 York

Alaroos

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Harry Eustace

Fairly useful last term for Kevin Prendergast, winning twice over 1m4f (good/AW); only seventh of nine in Goodwood Listed event (1m4f) on stable/seasonal debut but may improve with the outing under her belt and provided she stays this new trip.

12/1

7th

1

(1)

5th May 2023

Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Alaroos

9st 2lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Harry Eustace

prominent

10/1

7th

10

(7)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

Alaroos

8st 12lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Kevin Prendergast

in touch with leaders

16/1

40/1

Form: 424371 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Step up to 1m4f on soft looked really iffy at Gowran given she's by Dark Angel and ran freely but still won in a canter so a blank canvass at this trip; this will tell us much more and draw complicates matters; unlikely.

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12th

1

(15)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Blazing Skies

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

towards rear of midfield

33/1

5th

2

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:52 Curragh

Blazing Skies

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Only win in 12 came in a Gowran maiden (1m4f, soft); well behind in both her handicaps, though it was a valuable one at Galway two weeks ago.

12/1

12th

12

(4)

4th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:35 Galway

Blazing Skies

8st 12lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Found Listed class too good at Leopardstown last time out after running below-par in a Fairyhouse handicap; needs to show her best and soft ground would help.

28/1

Form: 540073 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Peak RPR (101) on latest on soft at Leopardstown over 1m; wouldn't be a major shock were she to stay but it looks a shot in the dark.

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9th

14

(6)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

Freedom Of Speech

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

prominent, soon raced in second

16/1

3rd

13

(3)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Freedom Of Speech

9st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

slowly into stride, in rear, rapid headway to lead after 1f, ridden under 2f out, headed final 110yds, kept on but lost second towards finish

20/1

7th

15

(11)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Freedom Of Speech

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

towards rear on outer, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms

20/1

10th
16 (15)
Sidiriya

16/1

Form: 9-15 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Galway maiden winner on soft; 16s, well-held here behind Yaxeni latest; visor would need to transform her.

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4th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

14:50 Navan

Sidiriya

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last

22/1

0

21

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Sidiriya

10st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders

40/1

9th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Sidiriya

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

midfield

10/1

Form: -73320

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Twice a winner in France; didn't seem to get home when beating Yaxeni at Curragh latest; was in good nick over about this trip earlier in campaign but poorly drawn and ground far from ideal here.

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8th

1

(3)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inuit

10st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

Scored twice in France but failed to score in Ireland, albeit showed useful form on occasions; unlikely to defy top weight, having failed to figure at Kempton (2m; last of eight) on debut for Jamie Osborne.

25/1

8th

2

(8)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Inuit

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

Dual 2yo AW winner in France, but 0-8 for Joseph O'Brien and makes his debut for another new yard having changed hands for 13,000gns last month; only previous attempt over this far when in midfield in last year's Irish Cesarewitch and may be best watched for now.

12/1

5th

2

(4)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Inuit

10st 6lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Dual 2yo AW winner in France ran well in defeat at times for this yard last year up to 1m4f; respectable return in a C&D Listed race when 4l behind stablemate San Andreas; can improve from that.

15/2

20/1

Form: 1-1619

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Seems to relish Leopardstown, winning thriece there over past 13 months, including on soft; 11s, struggled behind Yaxeni (soft) here latest so can't have her winning this.

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6th

1

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

16:10 York

Moracana

9st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Major 1m5f handicap winner last term and better form this season, including when getting up in the final strides in 1m4f Listed race at Cork and taking fifth of 18 in handicap at Royal Ascot; the latter was her first run on good to firm and she did well considering the trouble she met weaving her way through from the back; it is needed (she carries a penalty) but she still looks capable of better.

15/2

Form: 167745

Last run: 57 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Versatile sort stepped up to 1m5f at Leopardstown (soft) behind Moracana and gave good account; mild place claims but lots on her plate here.

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7th

8

(7)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Female Soldier

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

led

20/1

9th

5

(9)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Female Soldier

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear of midfield, towards rear halfway, brief headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

6th

8

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Female Soldier

8st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Thomas Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, lost position under 2f out, no extra from 1f out

12/1

100/1

Form: 820967

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Rated 80 and unplaced last four runs, including over C&D at 100s.

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3

(17)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Lakewood

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Thomas Coyle

A 15-race maiden, placed twice for Michael O'Callaghan; both AW runs for current yard underwhelming and of limited appeal here, especially from wide draw.

25/1

14th

1

(11)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lakewood

10st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Thomas Coyle

soon midfield, lost position after 3f, soon towards rear and pushed along

20/1

Form: 8-7208

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

22s, struggled behind two of these over C&D latest; blinkers replace cheekpieces; handles an ease but hard to fancy.

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15th

7

(3)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

The Blue Brilliant

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

25/1

8th

4

(4)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 190y

15:30 Naas

The Blue Brilliant

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Mrs John Harrington

slowly into stride, towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, no impression from 1f out

11/1

15th

5

(9)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

15:55 Gowran Park

The Blue Brilliant

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression under 2f out

12/1

50/1

Form: 803551

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Bred to be much better than she was until ready Curragh win latest on soft to heavy (RPR 85); needs another massive step forward from horrible draw but may be belatedly progressive for legendary trainer.

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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

Form: 3

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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2nd

5

(4)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 30y

17:45 Killarney

Most Wanted

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent, headway on near side of group over 2f out, soon challenging and ridden, kept on towards finish

11/10

3rd

7

(2)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 31y

18:05 Killarney

Most Wanted

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Andrew Kinirons

led, pushed along when headed and outpaced under 2f out, kept on but lost second final stride

9/4

3rd

6

(2)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 130y

19:15 Gowran Park

Most Wanted

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Andrew Kinirons

Beaten under a length when 100-1 for a 1m2f maiden at Leopardstown (yielding to soft) and that form has been franked, with the winner now a useful hurdler for Paul Nicholls and the second successful next time at the Curragh; off since October but should have every chance.

2/1

Form: -19608 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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4th

4

(5)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Seattle Creek

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Won a 1m4f maiden here two years ago; out of his depth against top stays in Pattern races later that year; appreciated the drop in class when a good second in a 1m4f handicap here 14 months ago; long absence to overcome.

9/2

4

(5)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Seattle Creek

9st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Won a C&D maiden a year ago; back to calmer waters when a good second in a C&D handicap two months ago; should be thereabouts.

6/1

2nd

5

(1)

2nd Dec 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Seattle Creek

9st 2lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

ran in snatches, led, headed and raced in second after 3f, pushed along over 4f out, ridden to lead from 2f out, headed but kept on well inside final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €400.00
Straight Forecast €342.20
Trifecta €1113.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Yaxeni

SPOTLIGHT:

Duke De Sessa

The Irish Sun:

Duke De Sessa

TOPSPEED:

Yaxeni

POSTDATA:

Yaxeni