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16:35 Navan

Yielding To Soft

Vintage Crop Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £26106.19
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Vintage Crop Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.90
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 35461-

Last run: 181 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Fourth in Irish Oaks and has shown reserves of stamina on several occasions, including at top level when 3l fifth in the St Leger and a close fourth behind Sea La Rosa in the Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp; proved her toughness when an impressive winner of a 2m Group 3 event at the Curragh on her final start; appeals as a Cup horse in the making; Ryan Moore aboard.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

(6)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:35 Goodwood

Emily Dickinson

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

in rear, still plenty to do 3f out

11/2

1st

7

(3)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Emily Dickinson

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Group 3 winner here (2m soft to heavy) at the end of last term and impressive when making a winning return in a Listed race at Navan (1m6f, heavy) in April; bounced back from a lesser run when fourth in the Ascot Gold Cup and looks like a big player with conditions in her favour.

13/8

2nd
4 (7)
French Claim

9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3370-1 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Last year's Irish Derby third, 9l off Westover; not disgraced when seventh of nine in the St Leger, staying on again late after suffering interference when dropping off the pace over a furlong out; did not seem to stay 2m in Irish Cesarewitch; back up in class now after a comfortable C&D win last month; soft ground not an issue.

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2nd

4

(7)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Navan

French Claim

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

took keen hold, prominent, led soon after start, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on but no chance with winner inside final furlong

9/4

1st

2

(1)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 6f 0y

14:50 Navan

French Claim

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

travelled strongly, raced in second, led and made rest from over 4f out, going best and clear when nudged along 2f out, ridden briefly over 1f out, eased towards finish, easily

5/4

20th

16

(10)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

French Claim

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

prominent, led after 2f, pushed along and headed 3f out, weakened from 2f out

12/1

Form: 469/4-

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Unplaced favourite for the 2021 Epsom Derby after two Group 3 wins at Leopardstown; bounced back to win the Grade 1 Belmont Derby the following month, but failed to match that form in four subsequent starts at three; ran only once last year, a tame run over 1m2f at Lingfield in November; first time beyond 1m4f; Ryan Moore rides Emily Dickinson.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Bolshoi Ballet

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: A P O’Brien

One of four runners for Ballydoyle; losing spell goes back to his Belmont Derby success two years ago; retains plenty of ability and finished second in the Wolferton at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good) most recently; still very useful but he's bottom of this elite pack on ratings.

100/1

2nd

5

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Bolshoi Ballet

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

1m2f Grade 1 winner in the US in 2021; lightly raced in the last 18 months but showed he retains his ability when close third in 1m4f Newbury Group 3 (good) one month ago and it's possible he could take another step forward now; in the mix.

7/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Bolshoi Ballet

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Well-beaten favourite in the 2021 Derby; all subsequent runs that year were in USA (won first of them) and Hong Kong; well below form when blinkered on Lingfield AW in November on sole start last season and he was again well held in Listed race at Navan (1m6f, heavy) this April; today's trip/ground looks more suitable but confidence in him has been seriously dented.

9/1

Form: 2572-2

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

1-19 Flat record is a negative; possibly a better horse now than when second to the top-class Kyprios in this event last year, but this is a deeper race than the Listed event in which he was second at Naas last month.

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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

Form: 09083-

Last run: 167 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three wins were all gained at three; best of her six runs last season when a creditable third in the Naas November Handicap; second-string here for the trainer of the race-fit Okita Soushi.

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5th

6

(5)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Powerful Aggie

9st 6lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway, brief headway 2f out, soon no impression

20/1

16th

2

(14)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Powerful Aggie

9st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear

12/1

Form: 11064- C BF

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won two handicaps last season, including over 1m2f at this venue; first time in a stakes race and first time beyond 1m4f; others much preferred in the circumstances.

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4th

4

(3)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Yashin

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

12/1

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Non-runners

Okita Soushi, Yashin

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €29.00
Straight Forecast €34.70
Trifecta €53.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Emily Dickinson

POSTDATA:

French Claim

RP Ratings (IRE):

Okita Soushi

TOPSPEED:

Emily Dickinson

The Irish Sun:

Emily Dickinson