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16:15 Curragh

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Dubai Duty Free Derby Festival Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Derby Festival Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.45

Form: 317-21 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Shows every sign of developing into a reliable handicapper, this is his stiffest test yet, though has got away with a 3lb rise for Naas win six weeks ago.

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9

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Blues Emperor

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Disappointing in Listed race last September when last seen but highly progressive in Irish handicaps previously (soft-good), going very close in the Irish Cambridgeshire two starts ago; open to further improvement and Johnny Murtagh's British raiders tend to be worth a second look; respected.

9/1

8th

1

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Blues Emperor

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Prominent racer been most progressive in mile handicaps this term, touched off in Irish Cambridgeshire latest; well worth his place and won on soft here a year ago.

15/2

13/2

  • Place: £3.55

Form: P/4-11 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Problems seem to be behind him judged on wins at Dundalk in January and Naas in March; has had a good break and it is quite feasible that his mark has been protected with this in mind.

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10

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Chazzesmee

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and made it three wins from his last four starts when landing the Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh (1m, heavy) on Monday; the bounce factor is a worry on this second quick outing after some time off, but he travelled well and found plenty to justify 3-1 favouritism last time, and a 5lb penalty may not stop him this afternoon.

100/30

1st

4

(17)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Chazzesmee

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

Yard has had a good record in this race over the years and progressive, lightly-raced 6yo looks a likely type; won at Naas on heavy before fine second over C&D on better ground over Derby weekend; absence since is not a concern.

5/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 5741-3

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dundalk winner on final start last season; due to run in the 6.05 here on Friday.

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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

4th
5 (2)
Rahmi

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 413-81 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

A 7f winner at Fontainebleau last September and managed a good run over 1m when staying on well for third at Saint-Cloud in follow-up bid; narrow C&D winner in May on second Irish start, has potential to make further progress.

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2nd

9

(19)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Rahmi

9st 4lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J P Murtagh

soon midfield on near side of group, headway and challenging over 1f out, went second when edged right inside final furlong, no match for winner

16/1

11th

7

(18)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Rahmi

8st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Beat really good yardstick Dunum over C&D on Guineas weekend last year and two creditable C&D efforts later in the campaign; best form on good ground even though he has a soft ground pedigree; tongue-tie.

12/1

Form: 310-04 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Progressive handicapper last year; Leopardstown winner off 69 in July and defied a mark of 85 at Dundalk in November; ended the campaign on 92; better strike-rate on AW; mid-division on seasonal debut, took a step back to best form with Leopardstown fourth.

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4th

3

(1)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Howyoulikethat

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

Five-time winner at 1m, including three at this track; ran respectably in Listed and Group company last August/September; never in the hunt in a Listed race over the extended 1m2f on final run before a break; fair theoretical chance at these weights.

11/2

12th

2

(11)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Howyoulikethat

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

Five-time winner at 1m, including three at this track; ran respectably in Listed and Group company lately but needs more and is unproven over this trip.

12/1

7th

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Howyoulikethat

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

towards rear

50/1

Form: 223-16 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Placed on all three starts last season; took a hike in the ratings for maiden win at Limerick on seasonal debut; good C&D effort on handicap debut but not certain to reverse form with the winner Rahmi; first time with cheekpieces.

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1st

3

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

Gambe Veloci

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Maiden winner who has been competitive in three of his four handicaps and the blip came over 7f; only a length away last time at Navan; goes on soft; considered.

5/1

4th

2

(6)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Gambe Veloci

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Solid runs in defeat in premier handicaps after Limerick maiden win; beaten a long way at Galway last time but certainly respected if that can be ignored.

8/1

Form: 72-564 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Ran well in several big-field handicaps (6f-1m) here last year for Johnny Feane after winning twice at three; fifth of 27 on yard debut in Irish Lincoln; holding his form on the evidence of fourth of 20 behind Rahmi here on latest.

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6th

11

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

No More Porter

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, disputing lead 3f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

2nd

10

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

No More Porter

9st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ran on and chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

No More Porter

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Has been running well in the face of some stiff tasks in handicaps this season and he got no luck in running when third at the Curragh last week (very soft); hasn't won in two years but deserves a break.

3/1

Form: /123-3 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Never worse than third in seven outings, three for the Gosdens, four for this stable; Newcastle maiden winner over 1m at three; Laytown winner/twice placed at Dundalk last year; should be sharper as a result of last month's reappearance.

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6th

7

(5)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Cordouan

8st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Wins have come over 7f-8f on AW; was a close 3rd to Slieve Binnian over C&D last time in a slowly-run race; can go well with a repeat but stamina is still a question.

8/1

3rd

6

(4)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Cordouan

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual AW winner was below form in a premier h'cap last time but coming back to this track will suit and has to be considered even though unproven over this far.

9/1

16th

17

(18)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 72y

17:40 Leopardstown

Cordouan

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Adrian McGuinness

slowly into stride, towards rear

20/1

Form: 3-3005

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner of the Ahonoora Handicap over 7f at Galway; has finished second in three of his ten appearances at this venue; second-best of stable's multiple representation when fifth behind Rahmi here last time.

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4th

15

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Current Option

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

C&D Listed winner in 2020; regressive these days and shown very little this year.

25/1

14/1

Form: -43202 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Not the easiest to place given his rating and has a strike-rate of 4-41 (placed 11 times); has failed to add to his score since two wins in autumn 2021, others have stronger claims.

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3rd

10

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Casanova

9st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Long losing run but reappeared with fine fourth in Irish Lincoln here last month, having raced prominently; down to a competitive mark and has to enter calculations.

10/1

14/1

Form: 51/150

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Landed Navan sprint maiden at two for Takashi Kodama; missed last year; won well over 7f at Dundalk in February on only start for Joseph O'Brien; made an encouraging start for this stable when fifth to Earls at Cork; behind several of these when quite well fancied here last time.

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5th

17

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Tosen Wish

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Found form again at the end of last season, getting his head back in front on AW; low key 1m return and probably needs further than this trip.

20/1

16th

15

(5)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Tosen Wish

8st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Adrian McGuinness

Useful AW form in the autumn; has some fair form on easy turf but doubt he wants it this testing; five months off.

14/1

20/1

Form: -24586 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Veteran with 9-62 record; retains plenty of ability but has seldom shown his best form at this venue, where he has a 1-20 record and placed only twice; trainer has stronger candidates.

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1st

4

(10)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Saltonstall

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, good headway up the centre and prominent over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final 110yds, kept on well towards finish

11/1

5th

2

(9)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Saltonstall

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Grand servant whose nine wins include this race last year off 94; touched off at the Curragh on opening day of campaign but hasn't reproduced that effort off revised mark and has a bit to find with a couple of these on recent Tipperary run; 2lb lower.

12/1

5th

1

(3)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:10 Tipperary

Saltonstall

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear

8/1

Form: -36903 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner, including 1m Curragh premier handicap last season; sixth of 27 in Irish Lincoln in March; below her best twice before signs of a revival when third at Down Royal.

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9th

2

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Celtic Crown

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won well at Leopardstown in July, her fifth win and some decent runs since, including when 2nd in a Gowran claimer over this trip last time; ground versatile and not ruled out.

14/1

2nd

1

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Gowran Park

Celtic Crown

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, led under 2f out, headed final 110yds, kept on, just held second

5/6

16/1

Form: 1-1249 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Shot up the ratings after two easy wins over 1m at Dundalk during the winter; has run well on turf since, notably when a short head second to Joe Messeria at Cork in April.

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3rd

13

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Cheers Again

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in rear, headway when switched left 2f out, keeping on when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, went third final 110yds, kept on

20/1

1st

7

(3)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cheers Again

9st 8lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway when bit short of room going best over 1f out, led inside final furlong, clear when ridden and ran on inside final 110yds, comfortably

16/1

Form: 050010 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner, including big 1m handicap at the 2021 Galway festival; ended a long losing sequence with C&D win in May; down the field at Leopardstown last time.

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7th

8

(8)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Sirjack Thomas

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Heavily-raced seven-time winner, the most recent of those gained last May at the Curragh off 3lb higher; best of five starts this year when third over 7f here in March.

12/1

Form: 2-2261 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Narrowly denied in three maidens, one AW and two on testing ground; unlucky in running in first-time blinkers over 7f here in May; odds-on maiden winner over this trip at Limerick latest; stable will have a shrewd idea of his prospects, so the betting could prove instructive.

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1st

8

(7)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Farnborough

9st 2lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

travelled strongly, midfield, headway and prominent over 4f out, led going best over 2f out, went clear when ridden over 1f out, comfortably

8/1

16th

16

(6)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Farnborough

8st 11lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders

7/1

1st

3

(16)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Limerick

Farnborough

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, led after 1f, faced challenge but going easily over 2f out, ridden when clear over 1f out, kept on well but reduced lead when idled towards finish, always doing enough

2/1

Form: 31-114

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has turned a corner since joining this yard, winning three of his four Flat starts; went up a total of 15lb for two early-season wins but holding his form judged on latest run, when fourth of 15 in a premier handicap over 1m2f at this venue.

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9th

6

(18)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Brave Troop

9st 9lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Quite a talented horse as he showed when bolting up over 7f at Gowran this time last year having won over 1m2f on heavy the time before; beaten fractions off this mark over 7f at Listowel in September; not seen since falling over hurdles later that month.

16/1

0

21

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Gowran Park

Brave Troop

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

prominent, left in third 1st, not fluent 2nd, soon ridden and no extra, lost third before last, weakening when fell heavily last

18th
23 (22)
Super Over

16/1

Form: 0151-3 D

Last run: 163 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Three wins have been gained on AW; absent since January; can go well when fresh but this is a very competitive race for a horse with his profile.

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15th

21

(15)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Super Over

8st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: D P Coakley

Four wins on AW (7f/1m); yet to win on turf and faded over 1m on heavy ground at Leopardstown; good jockey booked but others preferred.

28/1

7th

5

(23)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Super Over

10st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: D P Coakley

In good form at Dundalk recently, all four wins have been on AW; heavy going is a concern; a good sign that the champion jockey, aboard for his last three starts, sticks with him.

8/1

1st

9

(3)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Super Over

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: D P Coakley

soon raced in second, disputing second before halfway, pressed leader when ridden up the centre over 1f out, led and ran on inside final 110yds

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €1494.00
Straight Forecast €833.40
Tricast €12752.30
Trifecta €30846.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Arniemac

POSTDATA:

Farnborough

TOPSPEED:

Zabeir

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Arniemac

The Irish Sun:

Arniemac