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15:25 Curragh

Soft To Heavy

Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 30 runners
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Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 30 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

1st
22 (24)
Lattam

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.70
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 1150- D

Last run: 168 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won novices on good to soft ground at Haydock (7f) and Thirsk (1m) last July; needs to step up on Yarmouth and York handicap form but may be capable of doing so having little mileage on the clock.

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8th

6

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Lattam

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Suited by going softer than good; ran well in this race last year for William Haggas, beating all bar the subsequent Royal Hunt Cup winner; good second, despite traffic issues, in the Lincoln at Doncaster on debut for Julie Camacho; likely player, for all that he's on career-high mark.

8/1

12

(14)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Lattam

8st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Won the Irish Lincolnshire (1m, soft to heavy) on last season's reappearance and also on the scoresheet at Newcastle (1m, AW) in June; failed to progress subsequently and sold out of William Haggas's yard for 50,000gns in October, but an each-way case can be made on his stable and seasonal debut.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.40

Form: 00711- C

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of his reduced mark by winning final two races last term; climbing in the ratings again but has a good 7lb claimer aboard.

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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

20/1

  • Place: £12.10

Form: 3406-4 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Finished runner-up in two premier handicaps last season, although form dipped towards the end of the campaign; should be better for a Dundalk outing.

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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

25/1

  • Place: £8.60

Form: 89214- C

Last run: 139 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner; was in good form in the closing stages of last season, notably when winning in testing conditions at Galway; also ran well over 7f at this venue on two occasions; will have no problem with the going.

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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

Form: 43072- C

Last run: 195 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Best two runs last season were both at this venue, second in a 27-runner 1m handicap at this venue in May, and another second over 6f in September; boasts a good record at this track, two wins and three places from seven visits; tongue-tie for the first time; arguably one of stable's main hopes.

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6th

11

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

No More Porter

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, disputing lead 3f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

2nd

10

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

No More Porter

9st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ran on and chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

No More Porter

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Has been running well in the face of some stiff tasks in handicaps this season and he got no luck in running when third at the Curragh last week (very soft); hasn't won in two years but deserves a break.

3/1

Form: 0770-3 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner, including a valuable C&D handicap last May at the main expense of today's rival No Moere Porter; changed hands for only EUR10,000 at the sales in November; should be fully primed after recent Dundalk third on yard debut.

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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

OUR TIP

Form: 11901- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Progressive last year, winning three times before a fair ninth of 29 in the Royal Hunt Cup; finished in midfield in the Cambridgeshire following a break; handled testing conditions when winning at Doncaster on final start; definite chance with the jockey booking a positive.

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20th

7

(28)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Totally Charming

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Unable to do himself justice in the Hunt Cup over 1m here last June, after coming into the race in fine form (on AW/good ground), but he ended the year with an impressive 7f win at Doncaster (heavy); slow to find form in 2023, including when favourite for the Victoria Cup here in May, but there should be a nice prize in him at some stage; yard won the race in 2022.

12/1

8th

7

(13)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Totally Charming

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Faded into seventh when favourite for the Irish Lincoln (1m) seven weeks ago; 1-1 over 7f (heavy-ground win last October) and looks interesting back at this trip with star apprentice Billy Loughnane booked.

6/1

7th

2

(22)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Totally Charming

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: George Boughey

towards rear early, headway into midfield on far side of group over 4f out

5/1

14/1

Form: 63095- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Two wins in 2021; last year's form included third in this event (Comfort Line second, Casanova fourth) and a third of 25 over C&D in August, when just behind today's rival Good Heavens; fit from hurdling.

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No Results Found

16/1

Form: 10451- D

Last run: 139 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m at Limerick on seasonal debut last year; two subsequent wins were over further, signing off with a 1m2f Naas success on heavy ground; 11lb rise appears quite harsh but further progress is not out of the question.

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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

Form: 02496- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Three wins from 42 starts for the Mulvany stable, and runner-up in this race last year; ended a long losing sequence when scoring over this trip at Navan last August; trainer probably has stronger candidates.

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No Results Found

16/1

Form: 9/576- C

Last run: 273 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Fifth in this event 12 months ago, behind Comfort Line, Star Harbour and Casanova; ran only twice subsequently; 10lb claimer rides well.

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15th

6

(7)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Carrytheone

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Bell

slowly away, switched left soon after start, in rear

28/1

12th
21 (28)
Joe Masseria

25/1

Form: 04104- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Career best when winning a handicap at the Galway festival on soft; too bad to be true at this venue on next start; more like it again when fourth to Saltonstall at Leopardstown on final start.

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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

25/1

Form: 6043-5 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Useful sort on turf last season; form of her two Dundalk runs does not look good enough to make her a strong contender now.

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10th

8

(8)

5th May 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:25 Cork

Miss Mirabell

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Just maiden win to her name but only beaten 4l in Irish Lincoln in March; all runs over 1m; getting no joy from the handicapper.

20/1

1

(11)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Gowran Park

Miss Mirabell

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

13th

16

(25)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Miss Mirabell

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

Useful sort on turf last season; form of her two Dundalk runs does not look good enough to make her a strong contender now.

25/1

20/1

Form: 32408- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

A better horse than implied by 2-21 Flat record for Jessica Harrington; a winner at two and over 1m at Listowel in 2021; twice placed last summer and also produced a good effort when fourth of 18 in a 1m4f premier handicap at the Galway festival; should be better for a run over hurdles.

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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

15th
12 (29)
Mashhoor

25/1

Form: 4/410- C

Last run: 281 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

1-5 for Sir Michael Stoute, the win on good-to-firm; close fourth of 17 in handicap at Cork before 1m2f course success in May; unsuited by quick going at Royal Ascot and did not appear again.

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4th

4

(8)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:05 Chester

Mashhoor

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

led

11/1

8th

2

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Mashhoor

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

took keen hold, midfield

10/1

33/1

Form: 1-6497 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Smart handicapper whose best form has come over 7f/1m; four runs at Meydan since 7f Dundalk win in December, 1m4f was too far for him on latest.

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4th

4

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Fastnet Crown

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M D O’Callaghan

Won a premier handicap over C&D last season; hard to be confident on the basis of early-season course form after a Dundalk win and a spell in Dubai.

25/1

11th

2

(10)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Fastnet Crown

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: M D O’Callaghan

Best form has come at 7f including a placed effort in a Meydan handicap earlier in the year; last of five in a C&D Group 3 here last month; quicker ground may help but others hold strong claims.

16/1

5th

2

(4)

16th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Fastnet Crown

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M D O’Callaghan

Useful handicapper whose best form has been over 7f/1m; won over at 7f Dundalk in December; had four runs in Meydan before finishing down the field in the Irish Lincoln; faces a stiff tack in this company.

20/1

20/1

Form: 22-349 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Smart for this stable at three before switching to Australia where he won two 7.5f Group 2s; also runner-up in 7f Caulfield Group 1 on heavy ground last September; fit from Meydan action.

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1st

2

(4)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

I Am Superman

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Seven-time began his career for this trainer before going to Australia where he won a pair of Group 2 events and was also second in a Group 1 on heavy over this trip; back in Ireland last season and ended the season with a comfortable AW win; likely to take beating on return.

5/6

1st

4

(7)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

I Am Superman

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

briefly led, raced in second after 1f, led again from under 2f out, soon ridden and went clear, ran on, comfortably

10/1

33/1

Form: 85200- D

Last run: 141 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won on heavy at two but best form last season was on a sound surface; trip suits well but others have stronger form.

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No Results Found

Form: 06007- C

Last run: 139 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Six-time Flat winner, including a 50-1 success in the big 1m handicap at the 2021 Galway festival; no further success then; poor run over hurdles at Fairyhouse three months ago; first reserve.

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7th

8

(8)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Sirjack Thomas

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Heavily-raced seven-time winner, the most recent of those gained last May at the Curragh off 3lb higher; best of five starts this year when third over 7f here in March.

12/1

Form: 47151- D

Last run: 139 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Reversed previous Leopardstown form with Emporio when winning at Naas last November; has gone up 7lb for landing that conditions race and is probably vulnerable

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7th

1

(6)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Cosmic Vega

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

led early, headed but prominent after 1f, weakened over 1f out

8/1

5th

1

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 30y

17:30 Killarney

Cosmic Vega

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield but in touch with leaders, outpaced 1f out, kept on, not reach leaders

11/4

3rd

1

(5)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:20 Cork

Cosmic Vega

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Progressive handicapper last year; game short-head winner of a 7f Listed event at Naas in May following a respectable third in seven-runner race Group 3 race at the Curragh (Carrytheone, fourth); did as well as could have been expected in a Group 2 at Leopardstown on latest; 2l behind Tawara then.

100/30

Form: 14522- C

Last run: 139 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

C&D maiden winner at three; made a winning seasonal debut at Tipperary last August; makes plenty of appeal in this company on the strength of Listed second over 1m at Leopardstown in October; beaten by Cosmic Vega at Naas, but 2lb better off and rider claims a valuable 7lb.

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1

(2)

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 100y

18:10 Tipperary

Emporio

9st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Smart sort was second in a Listed race over 1m at Leopardstown last autumn before a similar run in a conditions race at Naas; was found to have taken a lot of kickback on return in the Irish Lincoln and is much better than that; can run well.

8/1

21th

9

(21)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Emporio

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

C&D maiden winner at three; made a winning seasonal debut at Tipperary last August; makes plenty of appeal in this company on the strength of Listed second over 1m at Leopardstown in October; beaten by Cosmic Vega at Naas, but 2lb better off and rider claims a valuable 7lb.

10/1

2nd

3

(4)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Naas

Emporio

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 2f out, went third 1f out, ridden and went second inside final 110yds, kept on well towards finish, no match for winner

100/30

Form: 14/10- D

Last run: 174 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed that she could go well when fresh when winning at Gowran last September; only subsequent run was in a Group 3 race and can be excused.

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12th

2

(10)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Maud Gonne Spirit

9st 8lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders

12/1

6th

4

(4)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Maud Gonne Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear, some headway towards far side over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

7/1

1st

11

(9)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Maud Gonne Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

held up in midfield, in touch with leaders 3f out, went third over 2f out, switched right when ridden under 2f out, ran on well towards near side inside final 110yds, led final strides

50/1

Form: 1323-3

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner of the Ahonoora Handicap at Galway and of seven races in all, including a Group 3; stable has a powerful squad for this; warmed up with a Dundalk run.

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4th

15

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Current Option

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

C&D Listed winner in 2020; regressive these days and shown very little this year.

25/1

Form: /4100- D

Last run: 157 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Gowran maiden winner last May; proved very disappointing in late-season handicap attempts, including in Tipperary contest won by Saltonstall.

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13th

13

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Inchturk

8st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield

16/1

10th

13

(11)

3rd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Inchturk

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Maiden winner last year at Gowran over this trip but well beaten three times since; came back to form when 4th at Killarney; needs some more but not out of it.

9/1

4th

8

(3)

17th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 20y

18:50 Killarney

Inchturk

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent early, dropped to midfield after 2f

20/1

16/1

Form: 21042- C

Last run: 153 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has a fine record in sprint events at this venue; ended last season with an excellent second in a 6f Listed race at this venue; each-way chance if seeing out the trip.

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

6th

4

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

Seven-time winner up to 7f; not at his best last few starts but is ground-versatile and can't be ruled out if returning to his top form.

12/1

4th

2

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Charles O’Brien

Ground-versatile sprinter landed valuable 6f Bold Lad Handicap for the second time at this venue last September; also a 7f course winner (last November, beating Yosemite Valley); has run in 11 stakes races without managing to win one, but second on three occasions; struggled at Leopardstown recently on a rare attempt at 1m.

6/1

Form: 32129- D BF

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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: 0401-3

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dundalk middle-distance winner for Michael Halford last October; has warmed up for this at the same venue, may find 1m a bit sharp.

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

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

Form: 06210- BF

Last run: 139 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Handled heavy going when winning a 7f maiden last October; flopped over 1m2f on handicap debut at Naas; second reserve.

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

1st

3

(11)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Vocal Studies

9st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent, led after 2f, went clear going easily over 2f out, ridden and much reduced lead inside final furlong, kept on well inside final 110yds, always doing enough

15/2

4th

17

(11)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Vocal Studies

8st 10lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

midfield, headway 1f out, ran on well up the centre inside final furlong, went fourth post

12/1

Form: 34214- C

Last run: 157 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

1m2f course maiden winner on good ground last August; ran creditably on his only two handicaps attempts; third reserve.

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

11th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Smooth Tom

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Very useful on the flat whose recent Irish Lincoln second reads well; had won both initial starts over hurdles earlier this season before well held in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown over Christmas; unexposed entering handicap ranks here so has to be respected.

14/1

2nd

6

(12)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Smooth Tom

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

dwelt start

16/1

5th

7

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Smooth Tom

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Emporio

The Irish Sun:

Good Heavens

POSTDATA:

Fastnet Crown

TOPSPEED:

Casanova

RP Ratings (IRE):

Emporio