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Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF Martin Molony Stakes (Listed)

  • Prize money: £22190.27
  • 1m 4f 110y
  • 11 runners
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Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF Martin Molony Stakes (Listed)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 7-3234

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Winner of seven races, including twice at Group level at the Curragh early last year; right up to best when third in Group 2 Huxley Stakes at Chester on penultimate, never landed a blow at Group 1 level latest; down in grade here with trip/ground no problem and suited by race conditions; major chance.

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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

6/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1432-5

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Progressive filly last term, after winning a Gowran maiden she coped well with rise in class, notably Naas Listed second over 1m4f on soft; encouraging enough seasonal return at Cork in April but absence since a slight concern; conditions to suit here so place claims.

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10th

6

(13)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Term Of Endearment

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Henry De Bromhead

Goes well on testing ground and it was soft to heavy when she drew clear in the final 2f of a 1m4f Group 3 at Cork on latest outing; off two months since that career-best effort; needs better to win this but she looks well equipped for a slog.

14/1

1st

4

(1)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:52 Cork

Term Of Endearment

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, led over 1f out, kept on well

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 4-3434

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Galway maiden winner last summer came on soft; black type just eluding him of late but stayed well at Navan last time (1m5f, soft) when cheekpieces tried (now discarded); looks to have a bit to find but ground in his favour.

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9th

7

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Serious Challenge

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

4th

3

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 98y

14:35 Naas

Serious Challenge

9st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Just a maiden win on his scoresheet but has been kept in strong company since and has run several fine races in defeat in this grade and higher; cracking effort under a big weight in the Irish Lincoln six days ago; a big player here if none the worse for that run.

9/4

Form: 344-14 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Off the mark on seasonal return given greater stamina test in 1m4f Leopardstown handicap in May and took a step forward in Listed contest there early this month where a stronger pace would have suited; quite likely has more to offer but fair step forward required to feature.

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5th

7

(8)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:25 Galway

Amusement

9st 1lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Won a 1m4f handicap on heavy at Leopardstown in May; consistent in Group/Listed races at up to 1m6f since; cheekpieces tried now after fourth of ten in a 1m4f Listed race at Newmarket early last month.

5/1

4th

3

(1)

5th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newmarket (July)

Amusement

8st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Only win in ten came in a 1m4f handicap on reappearance but it's been Listed/Group races since then and ran as well as she was entitled to behind the classy Emily Dickinson over 1m6f last time at the Curragh (soft); assured stamina should come in very handy and probably the one to beat.

7/4

12/1

Form: 9-3115 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Much improved this spring with step up in trip, winning Tipperary maiden and bolted home in Naas rated contest over 1m2f; quite tame effort however in Leopardstown Listed over this trip last time after setting a steady pace; return to easier ground should suit but questions to answer at this level now.

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5th

8

(10)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 4f 110y

19:20 Limerick

New Variant

8st 12lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

Much improved this spring with step up in trip, winning Tipperary maiden and bolted home in Naas rated contest over 1m2f; quite tame effort however in Leopardstown Listed over this trip last time after setting a steady pace; return to easier ground should suit but questions to answer at this level now.

12/1

5th

1

(5)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

New Variant

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Much improved this spring with step up in trip, winning Tipperary maiden over this trip before impressive in Naas rated contest over 1m2f, travelling strongly to lead some way out and going clear (eased and value for more than 10l margin); well worthy of this step up in grade and should go well if handling this fast ground.

6/4

1st

4

(5)

6th May 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Naas

New Variant

9st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

Placed over this trip on Leopardstown reappearance and then forged clear in the straight to win five-runner maiden over extended 1m4f at Tipperary; mark unchanged for that but could be done for toe back in trip.

6/1

6th
5 (12)
Kerkiyra

13/2

Form: 312-34

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Both wins have been in Curragh handicaps over 1m2f, also narrowly beaten in Leopardstown Listed and good seasonal debut effort over inadequate 1m when staying-on third in Curragh Group 3; tad disappointing in Leopardstown Listed early this month after a break when ground could have been on the quick side; back on easier ground here and upped in trip.

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11th

6

(6)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Kerkiyra

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

13/2

4th

3

(3)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 20y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Kerkiyra

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

12/1

Form: -76646

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Hasn't added to her Navan maiden win of 2021 and has largely struggled so far in Listed company; hard to see her playing a role.

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9th

7

(9)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Venice Biennale

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: John Joseph Murphy

Unplaced in her five attempts at Listed level this term and this is tougher.

50/1

7th

7

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 4f 110y

19:20 Limerick

Venice Biennale

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John Joseph Murphy

Hasn't added to her Navan maiden win of 2021 and has largely struggled so far in Listed company; hard to see her playing a role.

33/1

6th

7

(7)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Venice Biennale

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

slowly into stride, soon recovered towards rear, pushed along from over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, dropped to last inside final 110yds, eased towards finish

20/1

Form: 74-1

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Winning seasonal return came in 1m2f Curragh maiden last month in first-time blinkers when making all to win going away; not guaranteed to stay this longer trip but could play a role if staying and likely has much more to offer.

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5th

10

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

High Chieftess

8st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, challenging 4f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

10th

9

(3)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:25 Galway

High Chieftess

9st 1lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

Ran twice at two; made all in 1m2f Curragh maiden in May on seasonal debut; weakened tamely when similar tactics were employed in 1m4f Limerick Listed event; failed to stay in 1m6f Listed race at Leopardstown two months ago.

14/1

11th

5

(9)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

High Chieftess

8st 9lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: A P O’Brien

Made all in 1m2f Curragh maiden in first-time blinkers but weakened tamely when similar tactics were employed in 1m4f Limerick Listed event; dam was very fast and, despite being by Galileo, stamina for this trip has to be a concern.

14/1

33/1

Form: 18-756

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Tried in Listed class since Gowran maiden win last autumn (soft) before ordinary handicap effort latest; plenty to find.

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12th

1

(15)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Blazing Skies

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

towards rear of midfield

33/1

5th

2

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:52 Curragh

Blazing Skies

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Only win in 12 came in a Gowran maiden (1m4f, soft); well behind in both her handicaps, though it was a valuable one at Galway two weeks ago.

12/1

12th

12

(4)

4th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:35 Galway

Blazing Skies

8st 12lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Found Listed class too good at Leopardstown last time out after running below-par in a Fairyhouse handicap; needs to show her best and soft ground would help.

28/1

OUR TIP

Form: 413-03 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Listed winner in France last year for David Menuisier and ran the race of her life when third in the Group 1 Prix de Royallieu; not near that level in two starts for current yard (keen) but Curragh run was encouraging and return to softer ground here will suit.

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10th

3

(4)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 4f 110y

19:20 Limerick

Ottilien

9st 7lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Listed winner in France last year for David Menuisier and ran the race of her life when third in the Group 1 Prix de Royallieu; not near that level in two starts for current yard (keen) but Curragh run was encouraging and return to softer ground here will suit.

7/2

3rd

5

(3)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Ottilien

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, disputing third 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

2/1

11th

1

(5)

21st Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 25y

15:08 Cork

Ottilien

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, led after 1f

13/8

Form: 18702- CD

Last run: 243 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Galway winner last summer on return from a break (1m6f, soft) and quite highly tried afterwards; absent since poor hurdles effort at Fairyhouse in April but runs well fresh so place claims.

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6th

3

(7)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Shanroe

9st 9lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

prominent, disputing second 5f out, weakened quickly 3f out, eased final furlong, tailed off

6/1

1st

2

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 1

15:20 Chester

Shanroe

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Karl Thornton

Acquitted himself with credit in big races last term and back on song when winning at Galway four weeks ago on latest outing, most of those runs at 1m6f; Irish raider who should not be far away.

8/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Term Of Endearment

SPOTLIGHT:

Layfayette

The Irish Sun:

Ottilien

TOPSPEED:

Term Of Endearment

POSTDATA:

Layfayette