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Coolmore Stud Circus Maximus Irish EBF Athasi Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £35243.36
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Coolmore Stud Circus Maximus Irish EBF Athasi Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6265-1 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Highly-tried last year with Henry de Bromhead, standout runs when sixth in Group 1 Coronation Stakes and final start, again at Group 1 level, when fifth in Matron Stakes; opened account with 7f course win on stable/seasonal debut; needs to reverse Tipperary Group 3 form with Agartha.

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

2nd

5

(3)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Honey Girl

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, bit short of room when switched right and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on and went second inside final 110yds, just held

7/2

3rd

1

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Honey Girl

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

9/2

5th

1

(5)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:45 Tipperary

Honey Girl

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, headway waiting for room over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

15/8

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2501-7 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Group 2 winner at two; started last season with second behind Homeless Songs at Leopardstown; fifth behind the same filly in the Irish 1,000 Guineas; flopped over 1m2f in the Belmont Oaks; back to form when landing Group 3 over an extended 7f at Tipperary last August; should be better for her seasonal debut here in March.

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

5th

2

(7)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 36y

17:55 Leopardstown

Agartha

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

started quickly, led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, soon weakened

11/2

2nd

1

(6)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Agartha

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

disputed lead early, led clearly after 1f, pushed along when faced challenge from 2f out

6/1

7th

1

(3)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:57 Curragh

Agartha

10st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 3139-0 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

6f course maiden winner and Group 3-placed for Michael Grassick; two disappointing runs in Britain for this stable, leaving her with plenty to prove; first time with cheekpieces.

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

10th

7

(2)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Small Oasis

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Impressive maiden winner on soft ground last term and only beaten a length in Group 3 on final start at two; beaten 3l in pair of stakes races in June; well held latest but one to note now running a handicap for the first time.

7/1

5th

10

(8)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Small Oasis

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Followed up her maiden success with a 1l defeat in a Curragh Group 3 last season; hasn't managed to match that level of form for her new yard and she was beaten 3l in Listed company last time; second string.

12/1

5th

9

(3)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

19:00 Naas

Small Oasis

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Mrs John Harrington

Faded in 1m Longchamp event last time, a race won by the Joseph O'Brien-trained American Sonja; previously shaped well with Group 3 third over 7f behind a pair of older fillies in the Group 3 Athasi Stakes over 7f at the Curragh; blinkered for the first time.

7/1

14/1

Form: 475-84

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Was campaigned in strong company after winning a 5f maiden here on debut last September, performing creditably at times; has shown a tendency to start slowly, including on both starts this term; cheekpieces for the first time now; improvement needed.

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

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

7/2

Form: 21/83- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Very useful form for Ivan Furtado in 2021, signing off with Group 3 win over 7f at Doncaster before being sold for 625,000gns; possibly unsuited by soft on first two Irish outings last September.

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

3rd

3

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Just Beautiful

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on but lost second final strides

10/1

1st

5

(8)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Curragh

Just Beautiful

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

made virtually all, pushed along 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well towards finish

7/1

5th

4

(4)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Just Beautiful

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Very useful form for Ivan Furtado in 2021, signing off with Group 3 win over 7f at Doncaster before being sold for 625,000gns; possibly unsuited by soft on first two Irish outings last September.

7/2

Form: 4457-4 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Dundalk scorer at two; good winner on seasonal debut at Gowran before excellent fourth behind Homeless Songs in Irish 1,000 Guineas (Agartha a neck away in fifth); solid fourth in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot; out of her depth in Group 1 Matron Stakes on final outing; stayed on for fourth after meeting trouble in running in 1m Group 3 event here in March.

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

8th

8

(4)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Curragh

Star Girls Aalmal

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Henry De Bromhead

dwelt start, in rear throughout, pushed along under 2f out, never dangerous

14/1

6th

6

(3)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Star Girls Aalmal

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dundalk scorer at two; good winner on seasonal debut at Gowran before excellent fourth behind Homeless Songs in Irish 1,000 Guineas (Agartha a neck away in fifth); solid fourth in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot; out of her depth in Group 1 Matron Stakes on final outing; stayed on for fourth after meeting trouble in running in 1m Group 3 event here in March.

4/1

4th

7

(2)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:57 Curragh

Star Girls Aalmal

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent

9/2

Form: 9211-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer; Listed winner at Lingfield and Deauville in her final two runs last year; made it 5-7 on AW when scoring readily on reappearance at Newcastle last month; 0-5 on turf, soft ground a concern, so any sustained drying would be likely to help her cause.

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

1st

5

(11)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Queen Aminatu

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Out of the frame in her last two starts on turf, not getting a clear run at Ascot (7f, good) last time; however, her record on the AW reads 221111132 including a convincing success under Cieren Fallon in this race last year; major player once again; stable also runs Good Gracious.

7/2

6th

5

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Queen Aminatu

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Best form on AW and has a strike-rate of 5-9 in that sphere, including Listed wins; midfield finish in the Sceptre took her turf record to 0-8; however, ran well (runner-up) in this contest 12 months ago and has place hopes back here.

4/1

5th

4

(7)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Queen Aminatu

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Best form on AW and has a strike-rate of 5-9 in that sphere, including Listed wins; runner-up in that grade at Chelmsford (7f) most recently; 0-7 on grass and has been out of the money in her two turf attempts this season; percentage call is to oppose her.

12/1

OUR TIP
8th
2 (7)
Affogato

16/1

Form: 16660- D

Last run: 199 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Limitations evident last year when raised in class after wins at Gowran and Fairyhouse; a long way below her best in a handicap at Dundalk on her final start.

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

4th

3

(3)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

18:50 Fairyhouse

Affogato

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: G M Lyons

Dual winner last year, including an impressive win in this race; however, her form deteriorated after and she was soundly beaten in a Gowran handicap last time; has to rediscover her best.

5/1

7th

1

(1)

5th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:37 Gowran Park

Affogato

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

prominent, ridden under 2f out, weakened final furlong

25/1

8th

2

(7)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Affogato

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Limitations evident last year when raised in class after wins at Gowran and Fairyhouse; a long way below her best in a handicap at Dundalk on her final start.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €330.00
Straight Forecast €352.90
Trifecta €6801.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Star Girls Aalmal

RP Ratings (IRE):

Queen Aminatu

TOPSPEED:

Star Girls Aalmal

POSTDATA:

Star Girls Aalmal

The Irish Sun:

Star Girls Aalmal