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17:40 Curragh

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DMG Media Irish EBF Handicap

  • Prize money: £13053.1
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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DMG Media Irish EBF Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.50
  • Place: £3.30

Form: /711-7 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

In good form on the Flat and over hurdles over a year ago when completing a hat-trick; below his best in a handicap at Fairyhouse last month; stays this trip well though and would not be discounted on his best form.

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9th

3

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Dartan

11st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Had a fruitful summer with two wins on the Flat (2m/2m1f) and two over hurdles (3m/2m4f); all those were on good or good to yielding, whereas he was well beaten in his three Irish runs on soft or heavy, so that's the worry.

14/1

12th

5

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dartan

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

Dual-purpose sort had been in good form over the summer, winning twice over 2m on the Flat and twice over hurdles; below form on soft last time; might find this trip a bit sharp.

9/1

12th

22

(23)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Dartan

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, went second after 2f, led 4f out

66/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 242-02 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won the Ladies Derby at this meeting last year; bounced back to form when a staying second in a 1m7f handicap at Leopardstown last month; could go close.

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3rd

8

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Extensio

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: P F O’Donnell

Runner-up this summer over 1m7f at Leopardstown and 2m at the Curragh, before winning a maiden hurdle in August and well on top in a 2m handicap at Clonmel 16 days ago; gained first run on strong-finishing Sheishybrid in the latter; up the weights but he's an in-form candidate who needs respect.

6/1

1st

7

(5)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Extensio

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: P F O’Donnell

raced in second, pushed along to lead under 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, easily

9/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 23-002

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Former Gosden inmate ran his best race for his current stable when a staying second in a 1m6f handicap here last month; 2m should be right up his street and looks a live contender here.

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5th

6

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Almuhit

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

Does not look straightforward but he delivered some solid runs as a Flat stayer last summer, including a last-gasp win over 2m1f at Killarney; fit from hurdling and respected on the best of his form.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 744213

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Belatedly got off the mark in a 1m2f maiden at Sligo in May; seemed to stay well enough when third in a 1m5f handicap at Ballinrobe on Monday; can be a factor if she sees out this longer trip.

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7th

6

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Marvelosa

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Richard John O’Brien

midfield, brief headway under 2f out, no impression 1f out

5/1

3rd

10

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Marvelosa

8st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Richard John O’Brien

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders under 2f out, went third over 1f out, briefly went second towards finish, soon no extra

7/1

3rd

6

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:52 Curragh

Marvelosa

9st 9lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Consistent filly who will appreciate returning to 1m4f and latest Killarney conqueror didn't run at all badly at the Shergar Cup; thereabouts with no obvious ground preferences.

6/1

12/1

Form: 215-04

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Came back to form when a close and slightly unlucky fourth in a handicap here month with a few of these rivals around her; could well come on for that with a useful 7lb claimer aboard and the stable in form.

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5th

28

(36)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Sheishybrid

8st 5lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Noel Meade

Won last year's 2m2f Ulster Cesarewitch and never better than when second in the C&D Trial three weeks ago, setting sail for home 4f out but unable to shake off Grand Providence; rarely seen on softer than good (had some soft-ground form in 2021); otherwise looks set to go well.

20/1

2nd

6

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Sheishybrid

9st 5lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Noel Meade

Won last year's 2m2f Ulster Cesarewitch; ran creditably twice at the Curragh this summer before strong-finishing second to Extensio at Clonmel; held up for those runs but last year's success came when ridden much more prominently; may need a new personal best but she has proved her stamina and makes plenty of appeal.

6/1

2nd

3

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Sheishybrid

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

11/2

8/1

Form: 3283/

Last run: 616 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Bought out of the Crisford stable two years ago and making a belated debut for Closutton here; absence is unlikely to be an issue and the rider won the Ebor for the stable as a 5lb claimer in 2009; potentially a very interesting runner.

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13th

15

(17)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Immelmann

8st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear

7/1

1st

5

(12)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Thurles

Immelmann

10st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Mullins

Maiden for the Crisfords in Britain but some decent efforts; has been mostly disappointing in four starts for this yard after a long absence, never counting in testing conditions at Listowel latest; questions to answer.

11/2

6th

12

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Immelmann

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: W P Mullins

Maiden for the Crisfords in the UK but some decent efforts; has been mostly disappointing in three starts for this yard after a long absence and questions now.

9/1

Form: 219-76 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Navan maiden winner last year and not beaten far in a Royal Ascot handicap; not at his best in two runs this season but cheekpieces tried and Moore stays on board; could go close on his first try at the trip.

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7th

3

(5)

1st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Newfoundland

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Navan maiden winner last year and not beaten far in a Royal Ascot handicap; not at his best in two runs this season but cheekpieces tried and Moore stays on board; could go close on his first try at the trip.

5/1

6th

7

(9)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Newfoundland

9st 13lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

6/1

7th

4

(8)

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 100y

17:40 Tipperary

Newfoundland

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Brother to Oaks winner Snowfall; 1m5f maiden winner for Ballydoyle at Navan last May; not beaten far in mid-field when contesting the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot; gelded now and is a noteworthy recruit to Joseph O'Brien's team to race for Lloyd Williams.

5/1

20/1

Form: 20/00- CD

Last run: 341 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner not seen well beaten in two of the big handicaps at Galway last summer; others preferred this time.

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5th

6

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Foveros

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

2nd

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Foveros

11st 7lb

J: Miss Isabella Oliver

T: Henry Oliver

walked into the start, held up in rear

16/1

9th
12 (3)
Kendancer

16/1

Form: 5/6/75

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Not much to recommend since returning in April from 16 months off; others preferred.

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10th
17 (15)
Grappa Nonino

10/1

Form: 064-21

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler and showed how well he stayed when a comfortable winner of a 2m1f handicap at Killarney in May; 3lb wrong here but a thorough stayer and not to be underestimated.

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18th

27

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Grappa Nonino

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D K Weld

Progressive on Flat last season, winning over 2m1f at Killarney and over 1m6f at the Curragh before creditable sixth in competitive York contest; won a juvenile maiden hurdle at Navan; lacks a recent outing, but potentially interesting; second reserve.

4th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Grappa Nonino

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, outpaced under 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost third post

11/4

14/1

Form: 1-70

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over hurdles but off the boil in two Flat runs in May; much more needed.

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9th

4

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Ted Hastings

11st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile regarding the ground and effective at 2m but his best efforts have been over 2m4f, such as when runner-up here on Boxing Day; soft ground will bring his stamina into play but there's still a query as to whether he will have the pace to keep tabs on the principals.

16/1

2nd

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Aintree

Ted Hastings

10st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

14/1

8th

12

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Ted Hastings

10st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

12/1

8/1

Form: 6181/ CD

Last run: 629 days

W: 9st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner but better Flat horse; not seen since convincingly landing the Irish Cesarewitch in 2021; just 6lb higher and an attractive rider booking; very interesting runner.

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13th
14 (16)
Coventry

33/1

Form: 20/90-

Last run: 372 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Stays well but lost his way over hurdles last season and hard to recommend.

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9th

15

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Coventry

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan 4yo maiden; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and hard to fancy from 5lb out of handicap.

20/1

8th

1

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Coventry

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan maiden in March 2021; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and beaten 22l on stable debut at Galway.

16/1

16/1

Form: 6541-4

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Winner in Britain for William Haggas and made a pleasing debut for her current stable when a staying fourth in a 1m5f handicap at Fairyhouse last month; has to prove she stays the trip but could be one to sneak into a place if she does.

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7th

10

(9)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Crystal Caves

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas in 2022; back to form when only beaten a length in a C&D handicap last month behind Gains Of War; respected.

10/1

5th

6

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Crystal Caves

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas last year in 2022; best run last year was over 2m2f at Down Royal; absent since a poor run at Thurles in October and best watched.

10/1

10th

8

(8)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Crystal Caves

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas last year; best run this was over 2m2f at Down Royal so no stamina worrise; Listowel run was too bad to be true

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1210-8

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won twice last year; never really got involved on his seasonal bow at Leopardstown in May; step up in trip could well suit although looks the stable second string; first-time headgear combination tried.

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15th

2

(2)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Magellan Strait

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Had a mixed season last term but his win was a big one, rallying well and then holding off Falcon Eight when 150-1 in the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh (2m1f, soft); long odds-on winner of a small-field AW race in January on sole start since; both those wins were under a 7lb claimer, who now gives way to William Buick; needs to raise his game again.

8/1

1st

2

(2)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Magellan Strait

9st 10lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Belied his ordinary handicap form and 150-1 price when landing the Irish Cesarewitch over 2m1f at the Curragh when last seen 117 days ago, digging deep to fend off Falcon Eight on testing ground; never ran on this surface but handled all types of ground on turf; might need the run on return but will still be difficult to beat on these terms.

4/9

1st

24

(21)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Magellan Strait

9st 4lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, went second under 4f out, ridden challenging inside final furlong, disputing lead final 110yds, ran on well to lead towards finish

50/1

Form: 732676

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner but acts on soft ground on turf; only beaten a couple of lengths in the Cork Derby last time and interesting upped in trip.

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16th

4

(9)

1st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Kingswear

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual AW winner but acts on soft ground on turf; only beaten a couple of lengths in the Cork Derby last time and interesting upped in trip.

14/1

6th

7

(14)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:10 Cork

Kingswear

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final 110yds

16/1

7th

11

(20)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Kingswear

9st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €1450.00
Straight Forecast €1020.80
Tricast €11242.30
Trifecta €20979.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Extensio

TOPSPEED:

Marvelosa

The Irish Sun:

Immelmann

POSTDATA:

Kingswear

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Extensio