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18:40 Curragh

Good

Silken Thomas & Lock 13 Apprentice Derby

  • Prize money: £13053.1
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Silken Thomas & Lock 13 Apprentice Derby

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

1st
13 (1)
Tudor City

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.10
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 4/36-0

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Dual Galway Hurdle winner, including last year at the age of ten; likely to be sharper than on his seasonal debut in the Fairyhouse event won by today's rival Alma Libre.

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

10th

6

(16)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Tudor City

11st 10lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

Nine career wins include two Galway Hurdles and the Apprentice Derby at the Curragh last June; down the field in a 1m4f handicap here in January and probably best watched.

25/1

10th

5

(10)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Tudor City

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: A J Martin

midfield

16/1

14th

21

(2)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Tudor City

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

midfield

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 066024 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won Sligo maiden last summer; has shown signs of finding form on her last two runs at Fairyhouse and Gowran; solid each-way candidate with one of the leading apprentices booked.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(11)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Gradulations

9st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

Dual turf winner, notably a valuable fillies' handicap at Down Royal this summer; was tailed off on soft last time but this will suit better; ran well sole AW start as a 2yo.

12/1

11th

4

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Gradulations

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Went close in a big-field 1m4f handicap here in June before making no mistake at Down Royal (1m5f, good); however, although running well, he's unproven over this far and seems to need goodish ground.

13/2

1st

4

(6)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

19:25 Down Royal

Gradulations

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went second 3f out, led going best 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, easily

3/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 22321/ C

Last run: 612 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Useful dual-purpose sort; in excellent form in the final months of 2021, including when winning over 1m2f here following C&D second; absent since then; talented apprentice booked.

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15th

12

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Crassus

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

In good form on the Flat this year; missed all of 2022 but went close when runner-up at Cork when last seen over timber in 2021; goes well on heavy ground and one to consider from a fair handicap mark.

12/1

3rd

15

(8)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Crassus

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

14/1

Form: 77-3

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Beaten 12l when third on his most recent maiden outing; needs to raise his game but may do so in first-time cheekpieces.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

1

(9)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Lygon Street

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Four-race maiden got this trip well in Apprentice Derby at the Curragh in late June when staying-on fourth behind some more experienced rivals; blinkers replace cheekpieces worn last time; still scope for improvement.

5/1

4th

17

(18)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Lygon Street

8st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, challenging on outer from over 2f out, kept on up the centre from over 1f out, edged left final 110yds

8/1

10/1

Form: 015-10 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come on AW at Dundalk; also has decent turf form on good ground; trip suits well and should be better for his run at Leopardstown six weeks ago.

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10th

8

(8)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

10st 2lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: M J Tynan

Two time track winner for Bill Farrell; placed in a pair of good 1m4f handicaps here in the autumn; one for the shortlist on his stable debut after three month absence.

7/1

6th

9

(11)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: W T Farrell

1m4f winner here in March and good placed efforts last three starts in similar events; first attempt at this extended trip and could go well if seeing it out.

6/1

3rd

5

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: W T Farrell

C&D winner in March and returning to form of late with two narrow defeats over C&D; however, finds himself on his highest mark for some time; solid each-way contender.

13/2

Form: 7-9226 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m5f in France; down considerably from career-high mark of 91 to his current 68; second in handicaps over 1m4f and 2m this term; may prove competitive, especially if first-time cheekpieces do the trick.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders, led after 4f

16/1

7th

3

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: M Halford & T Collins

Three runner-up finishes on turf this year, two of them over further than this; has failed to show his best form at this venue and it looked as if he needed further when sixth over C&D four weeks ago; on a positive note, his yard is in excellent form.

5/1

6th

4

(15)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

10st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Stays a lot further and plenty of placed form on turf, including three runner-up finishes this year; not shown his best at this venue albeit not had that many goes here.

12/1

Form: 27-991

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Gained breakthrough win in 1m2f Fairyhouse handicap on 14th start; needs to find extra but that could happen with confidence boosted; very experienced rider.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

4

(19)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Alma Libre

9st 10lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

Narrowly got off the mark in a Fairyhouse handicap over this trip in June and two solid runs in defeat since; best form is on good ground, so significant rain may harm her chance.

12/1

2nd

5

(11)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 75y

18:55 Down Royal

Alma Libre

9st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

midfield

7/1

Form: 34-014 D BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Placed form last year included second over 1m4f at Listowel; off the mark on second attempt this term over just slightly shorter at Roscommon; 2m may have stretched her stamina when fourth at Listowel only three days later.

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No Results Found

Form: 6361-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner Killarney (1m3f, soft) in October; made reappearance at Leopardstown recently and needs to reverse that form with Zileo.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Beautiful Chaos

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Ross O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, outpaced under 2f out, weakened final furlong

14/1

12th

9

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Beautiful Chaos

10st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Only narrowly denied in her last two starts including when beaten a nose when dropped back to this trip at Tramore last month; the winner didn't do much for the form subsequently but she's only up 2lb and her rider has more experience than most of her rivals.

5/1

7/1

Form: 725

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Best of three maiden runs when second at Sligo; will go close if he runs up to his official mark of 80 that makes him the highest-rated runner in the line-up.

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6th

16

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 150y

14:23 Cork

Votre Homme

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D K Weld

Runner-up on handicap debut on the Flat at Down Royal (2m2f, good) when last seen off a mark of 76; will be a player if he can transform all of that ability to this sphere.

6/1

10/1

Form: 8-5414

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Handicap form at Gowran and Roscommon in recent months gives her reasonable prospects in a race like this.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(4)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Halla Ban

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

midfield

8/1

11th

16

(6)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Halla Ban

8st 11lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, pressed leader, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong

10/1

4th

10

(6)

1st Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 151y

16:35 Roscommon

Halla Ban

8st 9lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Improved for better ground when getting up late to win a 1m2f handicap here last week; even better ground and the longer trip likely to suit here and looks a formidable opponent.

4/1

Form: 4-87

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three runs in maidens; others have more obvious credentials but open to improvement; stablemate of Lygon Street.

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5th

14

(11)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Skyquake

9st 3lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent

9/2

6th

7

(6)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:00 Naas

Skyquake

8st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Step in the right direction in first-time cheekpieces when clear second in Tramore maiden last month (1m4f, good); much stiffer task however entering handicap company here.

10/1

2nd

7

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

13:55 Tramore

Skyquake

9st 3lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led but pestered, raced wide on turn after 2f, headed after 3f, went second again 3f out, no impression inside final furlong

9/2

Form: 520/59

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner; 0-14 Flat record but placed five times; could not be ruled out, though has a bit to find with Zileo and Queen Of Seduction on Listowel running.

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10th

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Cafe Con Leche

11st 8lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Loves testing conditions, gaining fourth win over hurdles with 40-1 success earlier this month in 2m1f Cork handicap, coming with good late turn of foot under today's rider for cosy win; up 8lb for that and yet to win over this far but respected.

11/4

1st

1

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

Cafe Con Leche

12st 2lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; has tended to struggle since then; others preferred.

16/1

10th

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Cafe Con Leche

11st 6lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; well held in similar conditions at Galway last month and low-key fourth on the Flat since; others preferred.

33/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 7134-1

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

In good form at Dundalk during the winter; poor subsequent hurdles form of no great relevance, 0-12 record on turf is more concerning.

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6th

4

(15)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Cursory Exam

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

midfield, headway on near side of group 3f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

9/1

6th

1

(3)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Cursory Exam

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

midfield

9/2

4th

5

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cursory Exam

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

took keen hold, midfield, headway 2f out, pressed leaders but no extra when bit short of room inside final furlong

16/1

Form: 8080-9 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Veteran five-time Flat winner, best known for his Galway exploits; likely to find this company too demanding at this stage in his career; never in the hunt at Fairyhouse two weeks ago on first outing after a break.

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2nd

2

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

One Cool Poet

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Was a one-time smart Flat type but has won only once over hurdles; was 2nd in this race last year off 3lb higher but has to rebound after some lesser runs.

18/1

13th

4

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

One Cool Poet

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Matthew J Smith

Beaten 8l when last seen on the Flat at Galway and well held sixth over timber since; probably needs further than this trip these days.

16/1

Form: 6

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest sort in bumpers and over hurdles; not disgraced at Listowel on first Flat outing, but unlikely to feature in this company.

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1st

12

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 194y

16:20 Sligo

Athagabhain

11st 2lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

in touch with leaders, went second after 3rd, led before 4th, faced challenge 3 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden out final 110yds

16/1

16th

9

(13)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Athagabhain

9st 6lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: Adrian Sexton

took keen hold, prominent, lost ground and midfield after 3f

50/1

6th

10

(7)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 210y

17:07 Listowel

Athagabhain

10st 9lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

towards rear of midfield

150/1

50/1

Form: 7

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on his belated debut in 1m7f Leopardstown maiden last week; faces huge task here all the same.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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17th

11

(7)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Saxe Coburg

9st 6lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: James Leavy

towards rear

50/1

7th

11

(2)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Saxe Coburg

11st 7lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: James Leavy

towards rear of midfield

25/1

100/1

Form: 00-099

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Struggling over hurdles lately; Flat form is ordinary; no apparent chance at these weights.

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18th

12

(11)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Srowland Jack

9st 6lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield, lost ground after 4f

100/1

0

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:20 Wexford

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Adrian Sexton

Outpaced before finishing tailed off at Ballinrobe last month (The Last Mardi second); hard to fancy on that evidence.

20/1

9th

11

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Ten-race maiden on the Flat despite competing at a modest level; limited appeal.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €976.00
Straight Forecast €900.80
Trifecta €9405.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Alma Libre

The Irish Sun:

Lygon Street

SPOTLIGHT:

Gradulations

TOPSPEED:

Tudor City

POSTDATA:

Alma Libre