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18:22 Leopardstown

Yielding To Soft

Romanised Minstrel Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £62654.87
  • 0m 7f 32y
  • 10 runners
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Romanised Minstrel Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
11 (10)
Zarinsk

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-3141 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Beat Tarawa in a Group 3 here in the spring and showed her ground versatility when convincingly landing a 7f Group 3 at Fairyhouse; good chance of stepping up in grade here.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

6th

13

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Zarinsk

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

took keen hold, prominent, briefly went second 2f out, weakened from 1f out

10/1

1st

11

(10)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 32y

18:22 Leopardstown

Zarinsk

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

travelled strongly, started quickly, led, joined after 1f, headed and raced in second after 2f, led again under 2f out, ridden and faced challenge from over 1f out, ran on

5/2

1st

3

(7)

12th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:50 Fairyhouse

Zarinsk

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

started quickly, made all, ridden clear under 2f out, kept on well final furlong

2/1

Form: 5-1159 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has done well for Joseph O'Brien with maiden and Group 3 wins at the Curragh in the spring and appreciates soft ground; not as effective last twice at the Curragh and Ascot but prevailing ground gives her a chance.

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2nd

5

(3)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Honey Girl

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, bit short of room when switched right and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on and went second inside final 110yds, just held

7/2

3rd

1

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Honey Girl

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

9/2

5th

1

(5)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:45 Tipperary

Honey Girl

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, headway waiting for room over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

15/8

3rd
10 (8)
Tarawa

11/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 51-242 CD BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner here last season and runner-up in a soft ground Group 3 to Zarinsk; very creditable fourth in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and had a couple of these behind when unable to peg back Bold Discovery in a Curragh Listed; leading contender.

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3rd

12

(12)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Tarawa

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear, good headway on near side of group from over 2f out, briefly disputed lead over 1f out, kept on

9/1

5th

12

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Tarawa

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

held up in last

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 51-561 C

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Four-time stakes winner; third in this race at the Curragh two years ago; suited by plenty of cut in the ground and has a fair chance on the basis of his Amethust Stakes win over 1m here in May; stable second string this time but could easily get involved.

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4th

4

(2)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Power Under Me

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Rock solid gelding goes well here and won this last year on soft to heavy; nothing wrong with his C&D return on heavy but he wouldn't want the ground to get any faster.

7/2

2nd

2

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Power Under Me

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

soon pressed leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden when headed 1f out, kept on well, just held

4/1

Form: 51-031 CD

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Progressive handicapper last season; game short-head winner of a 7f Listed event at Naas last time; ground versatile but needs to find an extra bit to make a serious impact at this level.

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7th

1

(6)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Cosmic Vega

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

led early, headed but prominent after 1f, weakened over 1f out

8/1

5th

1

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 30y

17:30 Killarney

Cosmic Vega

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield but in touch with leaders, outpaced 1f out, kept on, not reach leaders

11/4

3rd

1

(5)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:20 Cork

Cosmic Vega

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Progressive handicapper last year; game short-head winner of a 7f Listed event at Naas in May following a respectable third in seven-runner race Group 3 race at the Curragh (Carrytheone, fourth); did as well as could have been expected in a Group 2 at Leopardstown on latest; 2l behind Tawara then.

100/30

Form: 015-25

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Navan maiden winner last year; good effort on his seasonal bow in a 1m1f Listed here; behind Tarawa and Lord Massusus here last time and has a little bit to find; trip probably not ideal.

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9th

10

(10)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Salt Lake City

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second

14/1

1st

6

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 30y

17:30 Killarney

Salt Lake City

9st 3lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway and went third 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final 110yds, ran on well to lead post

4/1

16th

7

(12)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 123y

18:40 Galway

Salt Lake City

9st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Wide-margin Navan maiden winner last year before contesting the Vertem Futurity; neck second on seasonal debut in 1m1f Listed at Leopardstown; looked a bit one-paced over 1m on his next start and found 7f inadequate in a Group 2 event at Leopardstown last week; interesting on handicap debut, but no horse of his age has won this since 2004.

8/1

Form: 13-114 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Reliable and progressive sort in conditions races and handicaps; came from too far off the pace in a Curragh Listed last time (Tarawa second), but that was a promising effort on his debut in stakes company.

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2nd

3

(3)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Lord Massusus

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

took keen hold, pressed leaders, lost position under 4f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner inside final 110yds

10/1

3rd

1

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Lord Massusus

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway and prominent over 2f out, went third on near side of group when ridden under 2f out, kept on well final 110yds, no match for first two

5/2

2nd

4

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Lord Massusus

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Irish 3yo who bagged Group 3 honours at Leopardstown (good) in August and ran creditably in Group 2 next time; form dipped slightly in Cork Listed event (again over 1m) most recently; has something to find on ratings, back down in distance.

14/1

Form: 0/70-8 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Dual Listed winner on soft ground over this trip in 2021; struggled in two outings last season and mid-division in a Cork handicap on his return; cheekpieces tried here; stable has a stronger contender in Honey Girl.

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19th

2

(16)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Snapraeterea

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Ground will be right for him and won at Listed level for third time at Tipperary in October; second off 99 at Galway festival the last time he ran in a handicap; jockey rides him for the first time.

10/1

4th

2

(4)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Snapraeterea

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Was gaining his third win at Listed level when taking Concorde Stakes at Tipperary early this month, just five days after finishing second in similar Cork contest (in which Power And Me disappointed); clearly in good heart, handles the ground and has to be respected.

11/2

1st

6

(11)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Snapraeterea

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, headway towards near side from under 2f out, ridden but still plenty to do 1f out, ran on well against near rail to lead towards finish

5/1

Form: 4-1452 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner; last win was at Dundalk in January before finishing a solid fourth in a valuable event over 1m in Qatar; below his best behind Power Under Me here in May but much better on good ground here last time.

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2nd

6

(5)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Real Appeal

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Adrian McGuinness

Group 2 winner over C&D in 2021 for Jessica Harrington; best turf run for this yard last year was when second in 7f Group 3 here in June; AW winner in March and will like the ground.

12/1

1st

4

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Real Appeal

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

travelled strongly, soon raced in second, challenging when switched right from 2f out, led towards near side inside final furlong, ridden and ran on towards finish, readily

5/2

9th

3

(5)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 32y

18:22 Leopardstown

Real Appeal

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Adrian McGuinness

Seven-time winner; last win was at Dundalk in January before finishing a solid fourth in a valuable event over 1m in Qatar; below his best behind Power Under Me here in May but much better on good ground here last time.

14/1

150/1

Form: 6-0780

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Good reason to believe he can win a race but no apparent chance at this level.

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9th

5

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in 7f maiden here last month but too keen back in handicap company since; return to 1m not an obvious play and others preferred.

12/1

8th

5

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in a 7f maiden here last Friday; previously, had often run well in defeat, in good company at times (has run in three Pattern races); 5f was too sharp here on his penultimate start; 1m should suit

9/2

1st

1

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

made virtually all, clear when nudged along from over 2f out, ridden and ran on from over 1f out

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €131.00
Straight Forecast €145.50
Trifecta €476.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Zarinsk

The Irish Sun:

Tarawa

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Zarinsk

TOPSPEED:

Zarinsk

POSTDATA:

Zarinsk