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16:10 Curragh

Yielding To Soft

Coolmore Stud Sottsass Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £62654.87
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Coolmore Stud Sottsass Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £4.00

Form: 357-12 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won a Listed race at Listowel in 2021; failed to add to his score last year but ran a fine race in defeat behind Layfayette in this event; missed the second half of the season; produced in good shape to win a Naas Listed event over this trip in March; solid display when chasing home Luxembourg's stablemate Point Lonsdale here last time, with Layfayette back in third.

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

1st

4

(4)

1st May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Visualisation

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

made all, switched to near side under 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left but kept on well when faced challenge inside final furlong, always doing enough

12/1

2nd

6

(2)

16th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Visualisation

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won a Listed race at Listowel in 2021; failed to add to his score last year but ran a fine race in defeat behind Layfayette in the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes over C&D; missed the second half of the season but produced in good shape to win a Naas Listed event over this trip three weeks ago; now 3lb worse off with close-up fifth Self Belief.

100/30

1st

4

(8)

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Naas

Visualisation

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful sort has won four times, including in this grade at Listowel in 2021; didn't add to his laurels last year but ran some cracking races in defeat, including in Group company; however, has been absent since June, so that tempers enthusiasm.

7/1

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 5777-3 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Began last season in terrific form, notching a hat-trick of wins including this race; nothing like as effective when upped to 1m4f; ended the season on a low note at Dundalk, better on his reappearance, but appears well held by Visualisation.

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

4th

1

(7)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Leopardstown

Layfayette

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

held up in last, headway on near side of group from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

15/8

3rd

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Layfayette

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

dwelt start, in rear, headway but still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish

12/1

Form: /1026- D

Last run: 291 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Got up late to land the 1m2f Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown last April; performed below expectations in the Derby, the track a legitimate excuse; best of the rest when no match for Westover in the Irish Derby; disappointed in the 1m4f Grand Prix du Paris in July and did not appear again; best watched in the circumstances.

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

1st

4

(14)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Piz Badile

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Quality performer won the Group 3 Ballysax Stakes early last year before finishing a 7l 2nd in the Irish Derby; similar efforts in defeat in the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes and Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup both starts this term; unhelpful draw but holds a strong chance if fully effective on this surface.

9/4

3rd

4

(3)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

14:45 Curragh

Piz Badile

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Won 1m2f Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown on seasonal debut last year; performed below expectations in the Derby, the track a legitimate excuse; best of the rest when no match for Westover in the Irish Derby; disappointed in the 1m4f Grand Prix de Paris in July and did not appear again; fair third in the Mooresbridge Stakes on seasonal debut, with a below-par Luxembourg fifth.

14/1

3rd

3

(2)

1st May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Piz Badile

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

prominent, switched to near side under 3f out, ridden on far side of group 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for first two

10/1

4th
6 (1)
Insinuendo

4/1

Form: 2037-1 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

1m1f course Group 2 winner in 2021; fine effort when touched off by Luxembourg (who was returning after injury) over 1m2f here last August; high-class form when second to Above The Curve in C&D Blandford Stakes and third in 1m4f Group 1 Fillies & Mares at Ascot; unplaced in Bahrain event in November; good winner over 1m here on seasonal debut; respected.

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

4th

2

(7)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Insinuendo

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: W McCreery

midfield, in touch with leaders up the centre over 2f out, went fourth inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds

7/2

7th

2

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Insinuendo

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

towards rear

16/1

8th

3

(6)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Insinuendo

9st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: W McCreery

A 1m1f course Group 2 winner in 2021; fine effort when touched off by Luxembourg (who was returning after injury) over C&D last August; beaten a neck by Above The Curve in Blandford Stakes over C&D and third in 1m4f Group 1 Fillies & Mares at Ascot; 1m winner on seasonal debut and has run well in defeat since, though a little below the level of best 2022 form

8/1

Form: 21137- CD

Last run: 177 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary at Longchamp last May; followed up 105 days later under 3lb penalty in Group 2 Blandford Stakes over C&D, all out to hold Insinuendo; creditable third in the Prix de l'Opera before ending season with an unplaced Breeders' Cup venture; should continue to prosper at four.

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

4th

1

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Above The Curve

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

pushed along soon after start

9/1

2nd

1

(5)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Above The Curve

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Acts on soft; French Group 1 winner early last season and better form on four occasions since, most notably perhaps when dictating the pace and never seriously threatened in Group 2 at Saint-Cloud in May, when Nashwa failed to fire in fourth; respectable third in Group 1 at the Curragh on latest start; looks set for another prominent finish.

9/1

3rd

1

(9)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Above The Curve

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Group 1 winner in the Prix Saint-Alary early last season and Group 2 scorer over C&D in the Blandford Stakes, beating Insinuendo by a neck; top-level form also included close-up third in the Prix de l'Opera; bounced back from disappointing C&D return when making almost all for Group 2 win at Saint-Cloud; Ryan Moore deserts Never Ending Story.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta €1750.00
Straight Forecast €2196.10
Trifecta €10908.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Insinuendo

RP Ratings (IRE):

Luxembourg

The Irish Sun:

Luxembourg

TOPSPEED:

Insinuendo

POSTDATA:

Insinuendo