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Ballylinch Stud “Priory Belle” 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £28716.81
  • 0m 7f 18y
  • 14 runners
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Ballylinch Stud “Priory Belle” 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 11343- CD

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes here last summer; held her own in a couple of Group 1 attempts; did not get the best of runs when fourth behind the impressive Tahiyra in the Moyglare; only just edged out of second in the Prix Marcel Boussac by outsider Gan Teorainn; handles soft ground; strong chance.

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8th

9

(2)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Never Ending Story

9st 2lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: A P O’Brien

steadied start, held up in last

8/1

6th

6

(2)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Never Ending Story

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: A P O’Brien

7f Group 3 winner on heavy ground on reappearance; has played supporting roles in six Group 1s, including when 4l second to Blue Rose Cen at Chantilly (10.5f) and a poor last of eight to Nashwa at Newmarket (1m) on latest outing; up against it.

40/1

8th

8

(3)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Never Ending Story

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Group 3 winner who is Aidan O'Brien's sole representative, so is worth a second look; has run respectably in some Group 1 races but she's 0-5 in such contests and was below par behind Via Sistina in the Pretty Polly last time; others are more compelling.

14/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 43231-

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Reliable over 6f at two; just in front of today's rival Zarinsk when third in Group 2 event at the Curragh in June; fine effort when third in the Lowther; Listed winner at Newmarket on final start; good prospects of staying 7f.

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1st

6

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Matilda Picotte

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kieran P Cotter

Front-running Irish filly who has plenty of useful form, including third in this year's 1,000 Guineas; made all in the Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) most recently; not sure to get an easy lead but has a fighting chance at the weights.

3/1

1st

10

(5)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Matilda Picotte

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kieran P Cotter

Below par on good to firm, acts on any other ground; front-running Irish filly who has plenty of useful form, including on British soil, such as third in this year's 1,000 Guineas; close second in Group 3 at Tipperary (7.5f) most recently, headed only close home; bright chance granted an uncontested lead and perfect fractions.

8/1

3rd
14 (3)
Zarinsk

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1441- CD

Last run: 204 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Curragh winner over 6f last May first time out; fourth behind Never Ending Story here in July (La Dolce Vita third);, signed off with front-running Listed win on soft ground here in September; marginally best at the weights here and should be thereabouts.

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6th

13

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Zarinsk

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

took keen hold, prominent, briefly went second 2f out, weakened from 1f out

10/1

1st

11

(10)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 32y

18:22 Leopardstown

Zarinsk

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

travelled strongly, started quickly, led, joined after 1f, headed and raced in second after 2f, led again under 2f out, ridden and faced challenge from over 1f out, ran on

5/2

1st

3

(7)

12th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:50 Fairyhouse

Zarinsk

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

started quickly, made all, ridden clear under 2f out, kept on well final furlong

2/1

Form: 21- D

Last run: 224 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Appeared unlucky when denied a clear passage on debut at this venue; narrow 7f maiden winner at Naas on only other start; 11lb behind stablemate Thornbrook on official ratings.

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13th

14

(7)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Cork

Madly Truly

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Naas maiden winner over 7f; encouraging fourth in a heavy-ground Group 3 on reappearance before clearly failing to give her running in a Gowran Listed race; has been off since early May and returns in a tongue-tie, so bit to prove.

16/1

9th

14

(14)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 1f 100y

18:20 Gowran Park

Madly Truly

8st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, towards rear

7/1

4th

6

(5)

2nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 18y

15:10 Leopardstown

Madly Truly

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Appeared unlucky when denied a clear passage on debut at this venue; narrow 7f maiden winner at Naas on only other start; 11lb behind stablemate Thornbrook on official ratings.

16/1

40/1

Form: 541- D

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Long-priced fourth to Never Ending Story in a 7f maiden at the Curragh; game winner on heavy ground at the same venue on third start; 88-rated filly up against it in this grade

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5th

10

(3)

3rd Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Galway

Nightcliff

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: David J Geary

Heavy ground Curragh maiden winner last year over this trip and ran well in a pair of Group 3 events at the start of this season; however, has questions to answer after two lesser efforts and back from a break.

14/1

13th

13

(14)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:45 Naas

Nightcliff

9st 2lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: David J Geary

7f Curragh maiden on heavy ground last October on third start; promoted 7lb to 95 following creditable display in a 7f Group 3 event at Leopardstown on seasonal debut; not disgraced when taking on six higher-rated older rivals at the Curragh; did not seem to stay 1m at Leopardstown a fortnight ago.

25/1

8th

8

(6)

7th May 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Nightcliff

9st 2lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: David J Geary

7f Curragh maiden on heavy ground last October on third start; promoted 7lb to 95 following creditable display in a 7f Group 3 event here on seasonal debut; not disgraced when taking on six higher-rated older rivals at the Curragh three weeks ago.

10/1

Form: 62175-

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Progressed with each of her first three starts in maidens, getting off the mark at Naas over 6f (first two outings over 7f); failed to feature in Group 3 Round Tower Stakes over 6f; better when fifth over 7f in the Weld Park Stakes, just behind Clever And Cool; would get 8lb from Never Ending Story in a handicap.

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11th

8

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Dower House

9st 0lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

Listed placed earlier in the campaign at this venue but lesser efforts in three runs since and was last of eight at Group 3 level earlier in the month; career best required.

20/1

8th

7

(2)

12th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:50 Fairyhouse

Dower House

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden under 2f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

7th

9

(1)

11th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Navan

Dower House

8st 12lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders on inner

9/4

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 3341-

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in maidens here and at the Curragh before stepping up on that form when a close fourth of eight in a 1m fillies Curragh Group 3 event; took advantage of a drop in class when making all to win a 6f Naas maiden on final start; rated on a par with stablemate Dower House, Ryan Moore prefers Never Ending Story to both.

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6th

7

(3)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dame Kiri

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, headway up the centre over 1f out, kept on, never on terms

12/1

14th

11

(12)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Dame Kiri

9st 2lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear

20/1

8th

11

(13)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Cork

Dame Kiri

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: A P O’Brien

Hasn't cut the mustard in Listed/Group races this season and tries more new headgear.

33/1

12/1

Form: 14475-

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Managed two respectable displays in good company over 7f after a 5f win on debut at Cork; slow start harmed her chance when last of seven in 1m Group 3 fillies' event at the Curragh in October; more like it a week later when a fair fifth behind four colts in the 11-runner Killavullan Stakes at this venue; needs to find more.

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8th

3

(12)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Clever And Cool

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

slowly away, towards rear

5/1

3rd

7

(1)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Cork

Clever And Cool

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

slowly into stride, soon recovered into midfield, headway when switched right 2f out, soon ridden, went third and kept on inside final 110yds

12/1

5th

5

(9)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Clever And Cool

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

slowly away, towards rear, some headway up the centre over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

12/1

8/1

Form: 1-

Last run: 230 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat a rival with previous experience on debut at Roscommon last August; useful prospect for increasingly influential stable.

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5th

1

(1)

26th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Impact Warrior

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Well-backed when winning a Roscommon novice race on debut last August; never involved after being slowly away in a Leopardstown Group 3 on return; just touched off in a conditions event at Killarney; may be vulnerable under a big weight.

6/1

2nd

2

(1)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 31y

17:30 Killarney

Impact Warrior

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

prominent, went second 3f out, led going easily under 2f out, clear over 1f out, ridden and 2 lengths ahead inside final furlong, ridden out final 110yds, headed post

4/1

9th

4

(2)

2nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 18y

15:10 Leopardstown

Impact Warrior

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Beat a rival with previous experience on debut at Roscommon last August; useful prospect for increasingly influential stable.

8/1

Form: 13675-

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Suffered a couple of lapses of form after a Group 3 third behind Never Ending Story in the Silver Flash here last summer; ended the season on a more positive note when fifth in the Moyglare, only 1/2l behind Never Ending Story.

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9th

12

(9)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Naas

La Dolce Vita

8st 9lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Fifth in the Moyglare on final start of a busy campaign at two; in rear in a 7f Group 3 event at Leopardstown on seasonal debut; hard to fancy now.

14/1

10th

5

(6)

2nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 18y

15:10 Leopardstown

La Dolce Vita

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Suffered a couple of lapses of form after a Group 3 third behind Never Ending Story in the Silver Flash here last summer; ended the season on a more positive note when fifth in the Moyglare, only 1/2l behind Never Ending Story.

12/1

5th

4

(5)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Curragh

La Dolce Vita

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

held up in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression until kept on inside final furlong

66/1

Form: 132-

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won first juvenile race of last season; not seen again until 20-1 shot in Ballyhane Stakes at Naas in August, and emerged with credit in taking third place, splitting the subsequent Lowther third Matilda Picotte and Breeders' Cup winner Victoria Road; should stay 7f on 6f Group 3 second at the Curragh on final start.

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2nd

8

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

Ocean Quest

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, switched right from 2f out, headway when ridden from over 1f out, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

3/1

12 (13)
Tarawa

Form: 51- CD

Last run: 162 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

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3rd

12

(12)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Tarawa

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear, good headway on near side of group from over 2f out, briefly disputed lead over 1f out, kept on

9/1

Form: 138- CD

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D maiden on debut; Group 2 third behind the talented Meditate at the Curragh on second outing; finished behind a couple of these on soft in the Moyglare; likely conditions here are concerning.

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6th

9

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:05 Leopardstown

Thornbrook

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Placed at Group 2 level as a juvenile; disappointed on her reappearance at this venue in May; got her career back on track with a 1m Chantilly Listed success at the beginning of July; would have been closer with a clearer run when third behind the smart Random Harvest in a 1m Group 3 at Ascot; good prospects here.

4/1

3rd

9

(3)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Thornbrook

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, prominent on inner, waiting for room from over 2f out

5/1

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Non-runners

Not Even Close, Ocean Quest, Tarawa, Thornbrook

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Payout
Exacta €151.00
Straight Forecast €145.20
Trifecta €319.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Never Ending Story

RP Ratings (IRE):

Matilda Picotte

The Irish Sun:

Tarawa

POSTDATA:

Never Ending Story

TOPSPEED:

Matilda Picotte