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Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1) (No Geldings)

  • Prize money: £252212.39
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1) (No Geldings)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 51-11 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Winner of three of his four starts, landing the Madrid Handicap at Naas and the Tetrarch Stakes here on his two starts this season; this is a much stiffer test and all of his best form is on soft ground; respected as the Ballydoyle first-string.

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

9th

9

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Paddington

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Ballydoyle colt whose impressive sequence of wins included the Irish 1,000 Guineas, St James's Palace, Eclipse and Sussex; combination of faster ground (good to firm) and the effects of a very busy campaign can excuse his defeat in the International at York when last seen (unable to complete an eight-timer but still ran creditably on the figures); acts on heavy; comes back fresh following a deserved two-month break and remains worthy of great respect; top on ratings.

2/1

3rd

3

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Paddington

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second

8/13

1st

6

(4)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Paddington

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

made virtually all, took keen hold, joined over 3f out, pushed along and led narrowly against near rail over 1f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong, went clear towards finish

4/9

3/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 31-42 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Stepped up hugely on his seasonal debut when second in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket; would have gone much closer but for hanging badly to his left; back on good ground here and sets the standard on that run; maybe the one to beat.

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

11th

7

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Hi Royal

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Good second to Chaldean on soft in the 2,000 Guineas, outrunning his 125-1 odds, then third to Paddington in the Irish version; failed to back up that form in two top races at Deauville, leaving him with something to prove.

66/1

3rd

7

(2)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Hi Royal

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kevin Ryan

soon led, pushed along under 2f out, ridden when headed and bit short of room against far rail inside final furlong, no extra when lost second towards finish

3/1

4th
5 (6)
Charyn

14/1

Form: 231-28

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Group 2-winning juvenile; good first effort this season when a keeping on second in the Greenham at Newbury but never featured in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket; looks up against it here.

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

1st

2

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Charyn

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Won a soft-ground Group 2 in France as a juvenile and even better form in defeat last year, reaching the frame three times over 1m at Group 1 level; behind the reopposing Knight when only a respectable third in Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood (soft) on final start; should go well for a yard seeking a fourth win in this since 2016.

11/4

3rd

4

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Charyn

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Won French 2yo Group 2 (6f, soft) last October; has bumped into Paddington in three Group 1s this season, racing freely and finding no extra when third of five in the Sussex over C&D on latest; meets nothing of that calibre here and should give a good account of himself.

3/1

3rd

5

(1)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Charyn

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, raced in second early, raced in third halfway, bumped 2f out, pressed leaders on outer over 1f out, no extra final furlong

33/1

10/1

Form: 641-34 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Landed the Goffs Million here in September; recorded a career best when a staying on fourth in the 2,000 Guineas after being hampered at the start; could easily play a hand at a track he clearly likes.

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

7th

6

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Galeron

9st 0lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Charles Hills

Ran in the Guineas, the Irish Guineas and the St James's Palace Stakes in May/June, finishing last of nine in last-named; fared a bit better when third of seven to Epictetus in C&D Group 3 three weeks ago but he'll need blinkers to have a positive effect if he's to turn the tables on that rival.

14/1

3rd

4

(3)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Galeron

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charles Hills

Finished last in the St James's Palace Stakes, failing to back up his English/Irish Guineas efforts; drops back in class but looks the most exposed contender and may be a tad flattered by his Classic form.

16/1

9th

4

(5)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Galeron

9st 2lb

J: James McDonald

T: Charles Hills

in touch with leaders

33/1

Form: 0-1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Readily landed a 1m maiden at Dundalk last month from a subsequent winner; is the preferred mount of Shane Foley but this is a massive step up in grade.

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

5th

7

(2)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:10 Tipperary

Quar Shamar

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 1f out, soon ridden and found nothing

7/2

15th

11

(12)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Quar Shamar

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won at Dundalk (1m, AW) in April on his second start and creditable sixth in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (1m, good) last month, beaten about only 4l and hinting this drop back to 7f could be a good move; not ruled out.

12/1

6th

10

(1)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Quar Shamar

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Readily landed a 1m maiden at Dundalk last month from a subsequent winner; is the preferred mount of Shane Foley but this is a massive step up in grade.

16/1

Form: 1321-3 C BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a fine season last year, winning the Tyros Stakes and the Criterium International, finishing second in the National Stakes too; ran okay in the Derby Trial at Leopardstown on his seasonal bow three weeks ago; back to 1m here on quicker ground is another test altogether; interesting runner but others preferred.

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

9th

8

(11)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Cork

Proud And Regal

9st 3lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Good 2yo when winning the Tyros Stakes and the Criterium International, as well a second in the National Stakes; pleasing third in a Group 3 first time back and it's been Group 1s since then (1m/1m4f); absent three months but commands respect back at this level.

6/1

7th

5

(4)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Proud And Regal

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Enjoyed a fine season at two, winning the Tyros Stakes and the Criterium International, finishing second in the National Stakes too; third to Sprewell in the 1m2f Derby Trial at Leopardstown on his seasonal debut; made little impact when dropped back to 1m in Irish 2,000 Guineas; Galileo colt out of a top-class miler by Danehill, tackles 1m4f for the first time.

25/1

7th

9

(9)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Proud And Regal

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Enjoyed a fine season last year, winning the Tyros Stakes and the Criterium International, finishing second in the National Stakes too; ran okay in the Derby Trial at Leopardstown on his seasonal bow three weeks ago; back to 1m here on quicker ground is another test altogether; interesting runner but others preferred.

8/1

500/1

Form: 336-07

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden and completely out of his depth here.

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

9th

5

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in 7f maiden here last month but too keen back in handicap company since; return to 1m not an obvious play and others preferred.

12/1

8th

5

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in a 7f maiden here last Friday; previously, had often run well in defeat, in good company at times (has run in three Pattern races); 5f was too sharp here on his penultimate start; 1m should suit

9/2

1st

1

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

made virtually all, clear when nudged along from over 2f out, ridden and ran on from over 1f out

5/1

Form: 3152-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Kept up a high level of form last year, winning the Richmond Stakes and getting within a head of Chaldean in the Dewhurst; was too keen in the 2,000 Guineas on his reappearance yet did not really get going until inside the last when a closing third between Hi Royal and Galeron; decent chance of getting his head in front here with that under his belt.

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

8th

9

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Royal Scotsman

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

held up in rear

10/1

9th

11

(7)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Royal Scotsman

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Kept up a high level of form last year, winning the Richmond Stakes and getting within a head of Chaldean in the Dewhurst; was too keen in the 2,000 Guineas on his reappearance yet did not really get going until inside the last when a closing third between Hi Royal and Galeron; decent chance of getting his head in front here with that under his belt.

5/2

3rd

12

(11)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:40 Newmarket

Royal Scotsman

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

6f Goodwood wins on good to soft and good to firm, latter the Group 2 Richmond in July; form dipped in the Gimcrack but he saved his best for last as a 2yo when coming from off the pace in Group 1 Dewhurst here (7f, good) and getting to Chaldean all the time but beaten a head; on that evidence he does not have that much to find on form and is well worth a go at 1m.

9/1

Form: 21743- C BF

Last run: 310 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Landed a maiden here a year ago; didn't quite cut it at stakes level after that although did run well when last seen behind Proud And Regal in the Tyros Stakes in July; looks the stable third-string here.

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

1st

3

(8)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Age Of Kings

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Well-bred Kingman colt who could improve from last month's reappearance in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, but he finished down the field and his 2yo form also suggests he's up against it today.

50/1

10th

1

(11)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Age Of Kings

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Landed a maiden here a year ago; didn't quite cut it at stakes level after that although did run well when last seen behind Proud And Regal in the Tyros Stakes in July; looks the stable third-string here.

20/1

3rd

1

(2)

21st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Leopardstown

Age Of Kings

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second, pushed along 2f out, ridden and 2 lengths down over 1f out, no impression final 110yds, lost second towards finish

5/2

Form: 13-25

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Impressive winner of a good ground maiden at Naas in September; a little underwhelming since but that was all on soft ground and he could be a completely different proposition back on good ground here; respected.

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

7th

7

(1)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bold Discovery

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Useful sort was second in a Group 3 earlier this season before winning a 1m Listed race at the Curragh; however, was below form the last twice in Group 3 company and needs to bring his best up in trip; by a US-based dirt horse so should be suited by this surface.

5/1

6th

7

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Bold Discovery

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Mrs John Harrington

dwelt start, in touch with leaders

6/1

5th

1

(4)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Bold Discovery

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Mixed record this term but took his form to a new level in Curragh Listed event (1m, good to firm) most recently and may build on that win; performed well in both Group 3 attempts, including on heavy.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €346.00
Straight Forecast €448.40
Tricast €2010.50
Trifecta €2450.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Quar Shamar

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Scotsman

POSTDATA:

Paddington

The Irish Sun:

Quar Shamar

TOPSPEED:

Royal Scotsman