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14:30 Curragh

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Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £13053.1
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Fourth foal, brother to a 6f AW winner and half-brother to 5f AW winner; stable had a couple of winners at the recent Killarney fixture.

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6th

1

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:20 Naas

Goal Exceeded

9st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: John S O’Donoghue

Decent maiden form last year and his C&D defeat of Take Me To Church looks good form; drop to 5f didn't really work out on seasonal/handicap debut at Cork against elders but back to 6f and against his peers has to be respected.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 44

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Has shown definite potential in finishing fourth on first two starts; only 1/2l behind third-placed Temple Of Hera on the first occasion should be in the mix.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

E240,000 breeze-up buy; fifth foal; half-brother to three winners, dam 6f juvenile winner; entered in the Gimcrack and in the National Stakes; likely to be fit and ready for this.

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1st

4

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Letsbefrankaboutit

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

soon midfield, headway when switched right under 2f out, soon challenging, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

11/2

3rd

1

(15)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Letsbefrankaboutit

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

raced near side, prominent throughout, went third when clear on near side of group over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, no match for first two

7/2

Form: 3

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Ran a bit green when third here on his debut; closely matched with fourth-placed Kortez Bay who has had the benefit of another run in the interim.

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3rd

6

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:20 Curragh

Temple Of Hera

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: M D O’Callaghan

Second foal; dam 6f AW 2yo winner (RPR 76), half-sister to useful winners Electric Waves (5f 2yo including Group 3) and Appealing (6f-1m including AW) out of 1m winner; 140,000Gns breeze-up purchase and entitled to plenty of respect from this stable.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of a winning sprinter by Invincible Spirit; not an obvious contender.

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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tenth foal, winning dam is closely related to 7f Group 3 winner/2,000 Guineas second Enrique, but does not have a great record at stud; others make more appeal.

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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

E100,000 breeze-up buy, half-brother to Group-placed 7f AW 2yo winner Shalailah; stable's juvenile strike rate is modest.

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10th

7

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:40 Naas

Perfect Judgement

9st 3lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Promise at 2 before January win and not beaten far in either start since, behind Bid For Chester latest; more required back in a handicap.

33/1

4th

4

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:10 Curragh

Perfect Judgement

9st 4lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Solid maiden turf form at two and improvement both AW starts this year in 6f conditions events at Dundalk, asserting late to win in January and then short of room at crucial stage when close third last month; cheekpieces now fitted for turf return, should go well if handling the conditions.

7/2

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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7th

14

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:40 Naas

Verified

8st 13lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Charles Weld

Promise as a 2yo but hasn't kicked on this term and blinkers now tried; handicapper taken no chances.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

80,000gns yearling; ninth foal. half-sister to four winners including a US Listed scorer; one for the shortlist.

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13th

7

(11)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Limoncello Lady

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Showed ability when fourth of 18 in a yielding-ground maiden over an extended 5f at Navan in October; ended three-race juvenile camping with a moderate run at Dundalk; plenty to prove but Shane Foley prefers her to Tiffany Mae.

13/2

9th

9

(9)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Limoncello Lady

9st 2lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

Showed ability in a yielding ground maiden at Navan in October; improving and this might well be her trip; interesting on her polytrack debut.

12/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Home-bred filly out of a 1m Dundalk winner who is a sister to the useful Buckstay; likely to need experience.

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1st

11

(9)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

13:40 Sligo

Sakakawea

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: T M Walsh

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, headway from under 2f out, challenging when ridden inside final furlong, led and kept on well inside final 110yds

200/1

9th

13

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Sakakawea

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: T M Walsh

pressed leader towards far side early

33/1

10th

11

(13)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

14:15 Curragh

Sakakawea

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: T M Walsh

towards rear throughout, ran green and wandered around 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

E42,000 yearling, second foal; dam juvenile winner, half-sister to several winners.

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9th

11

(10)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Naas

Shes Scintillating

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

in touch with leaders

6/1

3rd

6

(10)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

14:40 Naas

Shes Scintillating

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Highly tried on debut in a Curragh winner's race and well beaten; sights lowered significantly here and likely to improve but needs to find quite a lot.

25/1

11th

12

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

14:15 Curragh

Shes Scintillating

8st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

towards rear throughout, detached from 2f out

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Closely related to a couple of winners in Italy, jockey booking the main positive.

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11th

10

(14)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Secret Jungle

9st 0lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Thomas Mullins

raced near side, midfield

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

E42,000 breeze-up purchase, fourth foal; half-brother to French winners dam won in France.

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5th

7

(14)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Cork

Speedwood

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Garswood colt; cost 42,000euros as a 2yo; half-brother to French winners Capitano (5.5f 2yo) & Hariasa (7f-1m2f); dam French 5.5f/6.7f 2yo winner, half-sister to winners Cormeilles (French 7f 2yo/6f), Soul Survivor (French 1m4f) and You Read My Mind (HK 5f-6f); speedy pedigree but this isn't easy for a newcomer.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

E62,000 breeze-up buy, half-sister to juvenile winner Jaxta, dam won at sprint trips

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2nd

8

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Four Blondes

8st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Definite step forward on third start when staying on nicely at the finish over this trip when good fifth in Naas fillies maiden last month (winner a subsequent Group 3 winner); contender now in a much weaker race.

9/2

Abandoned

Form: 04

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Made notable progress from C&D debut when fourth behind the subsequent Chesham winner Snellen in a 7f maiden at Limerick; could feature of that improvement is sustained.

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13th

9

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

13:55 Naas

Spicy Water

9st 2lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

led towards far side, headed under 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

9th

8

(10)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Cork

Spicy Water

9st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Half-sister to numerous winners including St Brelades Boy who won six races; got upset in stalls and had no luck in running on Curragh debut; showed ability when fourth in Limerick race won by the subsequent Chesham winner Snellen.

13/2

Abandoned

Form: 67

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has shown signs of promise on her first two starts at this venue and at Navan; likely to be more interesting as a nursery candidate in due course.

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5th

2

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Down Royal

Si Senior

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick Magee

Won at Sligo over 5.5f on soft before a poor run at Navan; better off this mark at Naas since and a player with the return to soft ground and a turning track to suit.

5/2

4th

3

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:40 Naas

Si Senior

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Magee

led, faced challenge halfway

5/1

7th

2

(1)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 164y

14:05 Navan

Si Senior

9st 6lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Patrick Magee

Came good at the third time of asking when landing a Sligo maiden three weeks ago (Bid For Chester sixth); form got a boost when fourth home McTenett won at Naas on Sunday; could be more to come from her.

4/1

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Verdict

Not much to go on her and perhaps LETSBEFRANKABOUTIT will be good enough to make a winning debut for Paddy Twomey. There is not much to choose between Temple Of Hera and Kortez Bay, and Spicy Water has also shown enough to suggest a definite chance. [Alan Sweetman]

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Kortez Bay

The Irish Sun:

Limoncello Lady

SPOTLIGHT:

Letsbefrankaboutit

TOPSPEED:

Spicy Water

POSTDATA:

Kortez Bay