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18:05 Curragh

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Harp Bar Kildare Handicap

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Harp Bar Kildare Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

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1st
1 (12)
Verhoyen

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.10
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 072016 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Very smart front-runner when he gets his own way up front, as seen over C&D on his penultimate start when gaining his fifth course win; any ease in the ground is in his favour and while not as good at Fairyhouse last time, he warrants respect back here.

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12th

12

(15)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Verhoyen

9st 1lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

All bar one of his seven career wins have come at the Curragh; yet to hit form this season however and remains opposable.

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 430001 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Produced his best effort for a while when winning at Leopardstown (1m, good) earlier in the month; the return to 7f isn't a concern and he's only up 3lb but this is tougher and he would prefer the rain to stay away.

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11th

6

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Hightimeyouwon

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual course winner who won this in 2021; got his head back in front at Dundalk last time but a 7lb higher mark in a deeper race is probably enough to stop him going back-to-back.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 45741- D

Last run: 273 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark when dropped to this trip in an AW maiden when last seen; feasibly treated but this looks tough on the back of a 273-day absence.

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14th

2

(7)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Zabeir

10st 1lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Donal Kinsella

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders over 2f out, hampered when carried right 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

15th

19

(21)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Zabeir

8st 11lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Donal Kinsella

AW winner is 0-11 on turf; third to Blue Emperor over C&D last month before two lesser runs; fair sixth here a fortnight ago but had three of these rivals in front of him then.

25/1

6th

9

(15)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Zabeir

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Donal Kinsella

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

12/1

33/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 267004 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent sort who was beaten 4l at Gowran earlier in the month when dropped back to this trip; dropped 3lb but probably needs a return to very testing ground.

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1st

3

(11)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Vocal Studies

9st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent, led after 2f, went clear going easily over 2f out, ridden and much reduced lead inside final furlong, kept on well inside final 110yds, always doing enough

15/2

4th

17

(11)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Vocal Studies

8st 10lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

midfield, headway 1f out, ran on well up the centre inside final furlong, went fourth post

12/1

Form: 00-041

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Got his head back in front at Limerick last week, shaping like he may improve for this slightly longer trip; however, he's 6lb higher in a much deeper contest now and no doubt he'll need progress.

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10th

2

(14)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Furnace Creek

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Dual turf winner over about 6f wasn't beaten far in first-time cheekpieces here last time; needs more from 1lb lower with the headgear removed.

12/1

8th

9

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Furnace Creek

9st 9lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

ducked right start, soon prominent

14/1

Form: 1-47 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won a fillies' maiden at Dundalk on debut but hasn't progressed in two runs since, including a C&D handicap last month; while only beaten 3l and she's unexposed, this looks a bit tougher.

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3rd

7

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:20 Cork

Not Even Close

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

soon towards rear, headway on near side of group from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden inside final furlong, ran on and went third towards finish, just held third

12/1

9th

8

(14)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Not Even Close

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

All runs over 7f; AW winner on sole start at two; been running okay this term and has dropped 5lb; beaten 5l by course specialist Verhoyen on Derby weekend, staying on, and now cuts back in trip with headgear fitted; not jumping off the page.

14/1

20/1

Form: 4294-3 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

No wins since a C&D success on debut but ran a big race on her return earlier this month when third of eight at Fairyhouse; entitled to come on for that but 7f probably too sharp.

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8th

2

(6)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Eclat De Lumiere

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

midfield

14/1

2nd

4

(6)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Eclat De Lumiere

9st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: D K Weld

Best run this term came at Clonmel last time when came home strongly from the rear; up 3lb but can go well in a first-time visor; good run only previous try here.

7/2

2nd

1

(9)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:55 Clonmel

Eclat De Lumiere

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

towards rear, headway under 2f out, went fourth inside final furlong, ran on well and went second towards finish, too much to do

5/1

Form: 0-3021 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

In the form of his life at present, producing a career best to win over 1m at Limerick earlier this month; return to 7f could help him settle better and not one to dismiss at present.

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14th

8

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Navagio

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: James Horton

Three wins in Ireland; ran promisingly, despite not getting an entirely smooth passage, in the Lincoln at Doncaster (1m, soft; one place behind Lattam) on debut for new stable; may still have further progress in him; interesting off unaltered mark.

8/1

Form: -47322 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

7f specialist and smart when allowed to dominate from the front; has been knocking on the door of late and any further rain would be in his favour; one to consider.

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No Results Found

40/1

Form: 600-99

Last run: 83 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

No wins since Ballinrobe maiden success in 2021 over further and struggled in two runs for this yard so far.

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1st

1

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Crystal Black

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

prominent

7/1

Form: 56-530

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

French winner; tailed off on debut for this yard before showing more promise at Listowel at the start of the month but she was tailed off again at Leopardstown last week; hood now tried.

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11th

18

(16)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:05 Curragh

Cosmic Invasion

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

French winner; tailed off on debut for this yard before showing more promise at Listowel at the start of the month but she was tailed off again at Leopardstown last week; hood now tried.

22/1

10th

3

(9)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Cosmic Invasion

9st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon led

10/1

3rd

4

(5)

3rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:45 Listowel

Cosmic Invasion

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear, pushed along and went fourth under 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds, no match for first two

100/30

Form: 15-147 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Big run when beaten roughly 1l at Cork on return; disappointing in a fillies' handicap last time but lurks on a good mark and useful claimer who gets on well with her jumps back on.

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No Results Found

25/1

Form: 752040 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Encouraging fourth behind Verhoyen on his penultimate start but disappointing when last at Leoapardstown since; probably needs quicker ground than what is likely here and drawn widest.

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1st

1

(7)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:50 Dundalk (AW)

Jered Maddox

10st 4lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 2f out, ridden challenging up the centre over 1f out, led inside final furlong, went clear final 110yds, easily

8/1

1st

4

(9)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Jered Maddox

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

soon midfield, switched right over 2f out, headway when switched left from over 1f out, led and ran on inside final 110yds

12/1

14/1

Form: -56073 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Only beaten 2l over 6f at Fairyhouse last time and shaped like he would relish the step back up in trip; others bring stronger form to the table but he's well treated on his best efforts from last year.

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4th

1

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

14:35 Bellewstown

Ampeson

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, still plenty to do 2f out, kept on from 1f out, went fourth towards finish, never near to challenge

7/2

1st

1

(4)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Ampeson

10st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway but short of room on inner from 2f out, switched left and challenging inside final furlong, ran on well and led towards finish

8/1

4th

7

(11)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

16:35 Leopardstown

Ampeson

9st 6lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

Better horse on AW rated 88 as opposed to 77 on turf; still holds some sort of chance in theory if he managed to run up to that rating.

8/1

Form: 0-1033 C BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

6f heavy ground winner on seasonal return at this venue and hasn't been beaten far in trio of subsequent runs here; lurks on a good mark and should get a decent pace to aim at.

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2nd

14

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Midnight Fire

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

soon midfield, headway on far side of group under 2f out, joined leaders when ridden inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

4/1

2nd

20

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Midnight Fire

8st 11lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

towards rear towards far side, steady headway from over 2f out, challenging when ridden 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

16/1

10th

14

(19)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Midnight Fire

9st 3lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

raced near side, towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, in touch with leaders under 2f out, weakened final furlong

18/1

Form: 4-4664

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Losing run stretches back to a Dundalk maiden win in 2021; not at his best this year and opposable in a race this competitive.

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1st

1

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Exquisite Acclaim

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

soon led narrowly, headed and raced in second after 1f, switched right over 2f out, led narrowly when ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on well up the centre final 110yds

13/2

Form: 2-6000

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won on AW towards the end of last year but he's not easy to predict and he's been struggling for form this year; looks reliant on first-time tongue-tie sparking a revival.

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3rd

11

(12)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 8lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Smart at his best, once had a rating of 110; nothing like the horse he was but has found plenty of excuses not to win as well; didn't fare that well on his claimer debut last month but capable of better.

6/1

7th

2

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:22 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

High class horse at his best, once had a rating of 110; nothing like the horse he was but has found plenty of excuses not to win as well; first time in claiming company.

4/1

8th

5

(17)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

took keen hold, midfield on outer

10/1

Form: 809-98

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Promising signs for Ralph Beckett but really struggled in two runs for new yard; 2lb wrong.

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0

20

(1)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:05 Curragh

Fox Degree

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Miss Kate McGivern

refused to race

33/1

8th

13

(13)

18th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Fox Degree

9st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Miss Kate McGivern

reared start, towards rear

66/1

9th

10

(9)

3rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 60y

15:00 Listowel

Fox Degree

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Miss Kate McGivern

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €2859.00
Straight Forecast €1482.70
Tricast €36715.50
Trifecta €10712.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Vocal Studies

SPOTLIGHT:

Capuchinero

The Irish Sun:

Midnight Fire

POSTDATA:

Jered Maddox

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Big Baby Bull