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Cunningham’s Of Kildare Irish EBF Maiden

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Cunningham’s Of Kildare Irish EBF Maiden

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

No Nay Never colt; half-brother to five winners; got the hang of things late when staying on for sixth on C&D debut behind My Mate Alfie (second); yard's runners often need their debut; expect plenty of improvement.

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1st

5

(15)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Mountain Bear

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Won Curragh maiden in June and has been keeping smart company in Group class since; fourth in a strong renewal of the Champagne Stakes last time and he's a leading contender with the switch to AW likely to be fine.

11/4

2/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Did well to make up plenty of ground over C&D on debut with Mountain Bear in behind; wasn't seen to best effect, forced to circle the field and he could be very hard to beat if he improves for that run.

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3rd

7

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 180y

14:17 Navan

My Mate Alfie

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Was a dependable sort in his six runs last year; good effort when third behind One Look in the Goffs Million; well beaten in fourth in the Madrid Handicap at Naas on return; much better in first-time blinkers when third behind two Aidan O'Brien-trained colts in a 7f Group 3 at Leopardstown.

8/1

3rd

5

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 30y

14:20 Leopardstown

My Mate Alfie

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Was a progressive sort in his six runs last year, finishing close up in two valuable sales events latterly; was beaten 10l by Take Me To Church in the Madrid Handicap at Naas on return but is 8lb better off with that rival today; still needs more.

14/1

16/1

Form: 4

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran okay when beaten 6l in a C&D six-runner maiden last month; the fifth from that contest came out and boosted the form; will surely need progress in this event though.

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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Uncle Mo colt; brother to US 6.5f 2yo/8.5f (Grade 3) dirt winner Donna Veloce (RPR 112), half-brother to winners Orinoco River (Listed-placed 5f AW 2yo; 92) and National Guard (7f-1m1f; 89); dam placed 7f-1m (66) out of US 2yo 8.5f Grade 1 winner; yard's newcomers generally come on plenty for the experience and this colt probably needs a bit further.

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2nd

5

(16)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

House Of Aviz

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Two decent Curragh maiden runs but was well below par there on soft last time; however, this surface should suit a colt who is a brother to a Grade 3 dirt winner in USA; interesting.

7/2

9th

4

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

House Of Aviz

9st 7lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

disputed lead, prominent halfway

10/1

6th

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Curragh

House Of Aviz

9st 5lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

soon raced in second, disputing second after 2f, briefly disputed lead 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, soon no impression

13/2

6th
2 (15)
Bright Stripes

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Starspangledbanner colt; cost 22,500GNS as a yearling; half-brother to Listed-placed 5f-6f 2yo winner Sunsprite (RPR 102; later won in Bahrain); dam Listed-placed 6f-7f winner (105), out of 5f 2yo winning half-sister to prolific 5f-6f winner Who's Winning; speedily bred and market support worth noting.

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1st

1

(1)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Bright Stripes

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

slightly awkward start, held up in last but in touch with leaders, went fourth from 2f out, keeping on when ridden 1f out, quickened to lead on far side of group inside final 110yds, ran on

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Slowly away but got the hang of things late when runner-up in a barrier trial; gave the impression he may want further than this and the dam's side of his pedigree suggests as much.

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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Magna Grecia filly; cost 20,000Euros as a yearling; half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Douglas DC; dam 7f AW winner (RPR 80), sister to winners Bochart (smart UAE 6f-1m dirt) and Cheviot (useful 5f-7.5f); unlikely to be involved on debut.

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11th

7

(8)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Gowran Park

Little Miss Peppi

9st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Her second at Hamilton came in a three-runner race; well beaten in two nurseries and looking exposed; cheekpieces tried.

12/1

13th

14

(1)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Little Miss Peppi

9st 1lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Runner-up in three-runner novice at Hamilton second time out but has looked a bit flattered by that subsequently and no improvement on handicap debut last time.

14/1

8th

7

(9)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:40 Naas

Little Miss Peppi

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

10/1

Form: 66

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Minor progress from first start to second but hard to recommend in a race with this depth.

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2nd

17

(16)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

The Bear Trap

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: John Geoghegan

soon midfield

12/1

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Magna Grecia colt; half-brother to six winners notably Alpha Centauri (6f-1m including 2yo/Group 1; RPR 124), Alpine Star (7f-1m including 2yo/Group 1; 119) and Discoveries (7f 2yo including Group 1; 111); dam unraced half-sister to 5.5f Group 3 2yo winner Moon Driver; beautifully bred newcomer and yard have juvenile winners.

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10th

1

(1)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Bennu

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Browne

slowly into stride

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Blue Point colt; cost 45,000Euros as a yearling; closely related to two winners including Bow Creek (7f-1m1f including at 2/Group 2; RPR 118), half-brother to six winners including Dare To Dance (1m-1m2f; 111), Dolissimo (1m AW; 88) and Bint Nayef (1m4f; Ire/Ger; 88); dam 1m-1m4f winner (including Group 3, 110); nice pedigree and yard get winning 2yos; likely first-string.

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4th

10

(5)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Gowran Park

Martinelli

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kieran P Cotter

Lightly raced and after some early interference he made up a lot of late ground to finish fourth of 14 on handicap debut at Dundalk (6f); unraced beyond that distance and this ground will be testing, so others may see it out better.

10/1

Form:

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Last of 13 when beaten 20l on debut last month; surely better than that but others look more likely.

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3rd

3

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Hasshoffman

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

slowly into stride, raced near side, in touch with leaders

14/1

6th

10

(4)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 164y

14:25 Navan

Hasshoffman

8st 10lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Will have to improve from modest nursery debut over 7f at Down Royal; blinkers now replace cheekpieces.

10/1

7th

4

(4)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Down Royal

Hasshoffman

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Never a threat in his maidens (5f-7.5f) but consequently goes handicapping off a low mark and cheekpieces could bring something to the party.

4/1

66/1

Form: 7

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Only minor promise in a Listowel maiden on debut and best watched.

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13th

13

(2)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Poppadom

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

None too convincing so far in handicaps at 7f, quite well backed on February return when claimer-ridden; regular rider back aboard, drops in trip and down to a potentially nice mark on his maiden form.

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Ten Sovereigns colt; half-brother to six winners notably Great House (7f-1m4f RPR 116) and Aboulie (6f-7f 2yo including Group 3; 101) and to maiden dam of Jersey Stakes winner Mustajeeb; dam US 1m winner, half-sister to French Derby winner Anabaa Blue; more stamina than speed on the dam's side but any market support worth noting.

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4th

3

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

15:01 Leopardstown

Gloucester

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Two wins to his name including a nursery; 93 rating leaves him with plenty to find, and he could manage only fifth off that mark in last week's Birdcatcher at Naas; stepping up to 7f for the first time on his eighth start.

8/1

5th

1

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Gloucester

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

prominent

7/1

1st

1

(4)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:55 Fairyhouse

Gloucester

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

16s, took Cork maiden at fourth attempt; doubts raised by his last-place finish at Navan, yet that was still a nice run; not really sure about this mark.

3/1

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Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Son of Acclamation; cost 36,000euros as a yearling; dam unplaced 7f/1m (RPR 66), closely related to 5f-7f winner including Listed Rose Bonheur, half-sister to Group-placed 6f 2yo winner Roseraie; others appeal more on paper but yard have their fair share of 2yo winners; possibly not a good sign he's already gelded.

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7th

3

(2)

6th Aug 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:30 Galway

Count Von Browne

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Kieran P Cotter

ducked left start

66/1

8th

3

(11)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:30 Curragh

Count Von Browne

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: Kieran P Cotter

Slowly away and failed to make his presence felt over 6f at this venue on his debut; 50-1 then.

50/1

16th
4 (5)
Ciantov

50/1

Form: 8

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Badly outpaced when eighth of 10 in a Navan maiden on debut 19 days ago; needs to leave that behind.

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12th

14

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Ciantov

8st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent

12/1

6th

9

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:20 Dundalk (AW)

Ciantov

8st 13lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Andrew McNamara

Well beaten in two turf sprint maidens last summer and good bit to find with a couple of these rivals on recent C&D claiming run.

20/1

7th

8

(8)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ciantov

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Andrew McNamara

Well beaten in two turf sprint maidens in 2023; gelded; off 252 days.

50/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Son of Teofilo; brother to 1m 2yo winner Loch Garman (including Group 1; RPR 112), half-brother to three winners including Eireannach (5f 2yo/7f; 78) and Historic Heart (2m-2m1f jumps); dam 1m winner (85); not a good sign he's already gelded and probably needs further than this.

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4th

8

(7)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Liberty Looming

9st 2lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

prominent, switched right over 2f out, kept on but no impression towards near side inside final furlong

12/1

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Starspangledbanner filly; sister to 6f AW winner Notoriously Risky (RPR 79), half-sister to 7f winner Jaleel (87); dam placed 5f AW; speed in her pedigree but others preferred.

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10th

10

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:20 Curragh

Our Queen Bee

9st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Philip M Byrne

towards rear

200/1

7th

6

(3)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:35 Navan

Our Queen Bee

9st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Philip M Byrne

Has not beaten a single rival in two maidens; makes no appeal here.

200/1

11th

9

(6)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 100y

18:25 Tipperary

Our Queen Bee

9st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Philip M Byrne

towards rear of midfield

200/1

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Exacta €2499.00
Straight Forecast €2768.80
Trifecta €11217.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

My Mate Alfie

RP RATINGS (IRE):

My Mate Alfie

POSTDATA:

My Mate Alfie

The Irish Sun:

My Mate Alfie