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13:50 Curragh

Soft

GAIN First Flier Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £20884.96
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 8 runners
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GAIN First Flier Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

One of two runners for yard; third foal; half-brother to winners Coill Avon (6f inc 2yo; RPR 93) and Spanish (1m inc AW; 90); dam 6f-1m winner (inc at 2/Group 3; 104), sister to useful 1m4f/1m6f winner Billy Ray; 325,000gns yearling is by a top sire; follow market leads.

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6th

3

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

16:40 Curragh

His Majesty

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Narrowly beaten by Givemethebeatboys in the Marble Hill; well held by Bucanero Fuerte and Unquestionable in the Railway here before finishing second in the Prix Robert Papin; more exposed than most of these and unlikely to be good enough even if running his race.

12/1

3rd

4

(1)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

His Majesty

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went third over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

11/4

6/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam unraced half-sister to prolific US 5f-1m winner (inc 2yo) Joyful Heart out of useful Canadian 6f-8.5f winner (inc 2yo) Blue Heart; $100,000 yearling was withdrawn from a recent breeze-up sale; stablemate of Bucanero Fuerte but that owner's retained rider on board this debutant; market will be interesting.

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1st

16

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Valiant Force

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Adrian Murray

Runner-up to His Majesty in Curragh Listed race (5f, soft) on debut; further behind that rival (and Noche Magica) in 6f Group 3 there since but may not have been helped by doing a solo towards the far side of the track and it was only in the closing stages that he faded; return to 5f could help.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam well beaten 6f/7f, half-sister to winners Pastiche (7f AW 2yo) and El Salvaje (1m2f AW) out of 7f Listed winner from family of Cityscape and Bated Breath; by a leading sire and cost 340,000euros as a yearling; second runner for yard; follow market leads.

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4th

4

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Unquestionable

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent up the centre, went second over 1f out, lost position inside final furlong, soon no extra

11/4

Form: 4

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Ran a respectable race on debut over C&D, the form of which will be tested by the runner-up Neo Smart in the preceding race; has to improve a fair bit.

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10th

5

(13)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Blame Thechampagne

9st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Mrs John Harrington

Ran well in a Group 3 at Naas in May but has failed to match that since; no impression in a 5f nursery here in October; cheekpieces left on but others preferred.

8/1

7th

2

(10)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Blame Thechampagne

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders on outer, soon dropped to midfield

13/2

20/1

Form: 3

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Showed plenty of speed on debut over this trip on AW but compromised her chance by hanging when in the lead; if learning from that can run respectably; is closely matched with Vanity Pays on that run.

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11th

13

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:25 Dundalk (AW)

Love Ya

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Beaten less than a length over 5f here on debut in April; weakened tamely in two turf starts the following month and not seen since; first try at 6f.

14/1

8th

9

(6)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Love Ya

8st 9lb

J: Jessica Maye

T: W McCreery

Some debut promise at Dundalk but stiff task when last of 5 in Curragh Listed early this month; visor now fitted.

20/1

5th

8

(3)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Love Ya

9st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Showed plenty of speed on debut over this trip on AW but compromised her chance by hanging when in the lead; if learning from that can run respectably; is closely matched with Vanity Pays on that run.

20/1

OUR TIP

5/2

Form: 1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Comes from a speedy family; was well fancied and ran out an impressive winner on debut over this trip at Cork (sft/hy), beating Sturlasson 3.75l; is the one to beat on that form and further improvement is likely too.

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14th

9

(11)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Noche Magica

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Comes from a speedy family and he ran out an impressive winner on his debut over 5f at Cork (soft to heavy); improved when edged out by Coventry fourth Givemethebeatboys (His Majesty close up in third) in 6f Curragh Group 3 (good) 26 days ago, travelling powerfully for a long way; the return to 5f looks the right move and he ought to be in the shake-up.

7/1

2nd

5

(1)

27th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Noche Magica

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Comes from a speedy family; was well fancied and ran out an impressive winner on debut over 5f trip at Cork; further improvement is likely and could take beating with better ground a plus.

6/4

3

(1)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Noche Magica

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Comes from a speedy family; was well fancied and ran out an impressive winner on debut over this trip at Cork (sft/hy), beating Sturlasson 3.75l; is the one to beat on that form and further improvement is likely too.

5/2

Form: 22

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Has run to a similar level on both starts over this trip; beaten 2.75l by Bucanero Fuerte on debut here before was 3.75l behind Noche Magica at Cork; has ground to make up on those rivals but can run another solid race.

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16th

9

(16)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Cork

Sturlasson

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kieran P Cotter

soon led towards near side, headed under 2f out, soon weakened

9/2

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Non-runners

Bucanero Fuerte, Noche Magica, Vanity Pays

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Payout
Exacta €94.00
Straight Forecast €119.50
Trifecta €179.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Noche Magica

The Irish Sun:

His Majesty

RP Ratings (IRE):

Noche Magica

TOPSPEED:

Noche Magica

POSTDATA:

Noche Magica