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14:45 Curragh

Good

Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1)

  • Prize money: £234955.75
  • 1m 2f 110y
  • 6 runners
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Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1251-3 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Progressive in winning all four races in 2021; matured into top-class colt last season; second in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes on his first Group 1 attempt; disappointing fifth of six behind Vadeni in the Coral-Eclipse; much more like it on slower ground when landing the Champion Stakes; third on reappearance in the Prix Ganay, interesting rematch now with fourth-placed Vadeni.

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

8th

1

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Bay Bridge

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/1

1st

2

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Bay Bridge

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Last six starts have been at Group 1 level, including a win in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot (1m2f, good to soft) last October; solid efforts in his first two outings after returning in the spring, but off 80 days since finishing fifth of six in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good); favoured by the race conditions and has winning form on AW (Tapeta), but has never attempted this far before.

Evs

5th

2

(5)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Bay Bridge

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

1l second in this race last year (good to firm; 10-11 favourite) when caught out by a fine front-running ride on the winner; beat Adayar and My Prospero to win the Champion Stakes over C&D (good to soft) last October and he had to wait for a clear run when close second to Luxembourg in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh (10.5f, good) last month; key player.

3/1

Form: 1026-3 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

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.

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

25/1

Form: 77-323 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Winner of seven races; placed on all three runs this season, including creditable second in the 1m2f Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes, a race he won in 2022; third behind Point Lonsdale on his two other starts, the latest in the Huxley Stakes at Chester; would be a shock winner at this level.

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

13/8

Form: 1132-4 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Impressive winner of last year's Prix du Jockey Club who went on to land the Eclipse, relegating Bay Bridge to fifth; third to Luxembourg in the Irish Champion Stakes before ending the campaign with second to Alpinista in the Arc; supplemented for this and likely to be a lot sharper than when 1 1/2l behind Bay Bridge in the Prix Ganay; could be hard to beat.

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

5th

5

(6)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

14:45 Curragh

Vadeni

9st 5lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: J-C Rouget

Impressive winner of last year's Prix du Jockey Club who went on to land the Eclipse, relegating Bay Bridge to fifth; third to Luxembourg in the Irish Champion Stakes before ending the campaign with second to Alpinista in the Arc; supplemented for this and likely to be a lot sharper than when 1 1/2l behind Bay Bridge in the Prix Ganay; could be hard to beat.

13/8

3rd

7

(2)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Vadeni

9st 3lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: J-C Rouget

towards rear, pushed along and headway under 2f out, ran on well when switched left inside final furlong, bit short of room but went third against far rail final 110yds, kept on, no match for first two

11/8

1st

6

(4)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Vadeni

8st 13lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: J-C Rouget

held up in last, shaken up 3f out, switched left then pushed along and headway on outer from 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, just did enough

7/4

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vadeni

POSTDATA:

Luxembourg

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Vadeni

TOPSPEED:

Vadeni

The Irish Sun:

Vadeni