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Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £28716.81
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
5 (5)
Moss Tucker

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.40

Form: -51263 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with C&D Listed win and better again this year, winning Naas Listed and and most recently decent third (Go Athletico second) in Sapphire Stakes here last month over 5f; ground-versatile but likes an ease so would appreciate rain.

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

1st

4

(6)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Moss Tucker

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: K J Condon

prominent up the centre, ridden and went third inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

20/1

1st

5

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Moss Tucker

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: K J Condon

made all, increased tempo and ridden over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

7/1

3rd

3

(7)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Moss Tucker

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: K J Condon

in touch with leaders on near side of group, headway and chased clear leader inside final furlong, no impression and lost second towards finish

8/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6-5112 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Bought for 165,000Euros in April shortly after winning Deauville Listed, his sixth success for Andreas Schutz; good recruit on evidence of his two runs for the yard, beating Ano Syra in Cork Listed and chasing home a clear-cut winner in Sapphire Stakes here over 5f last month on soft; has his chance.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

2

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Go Athletico

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, good headway and went second under 2f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

7/2

2nd

3

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Go Athletico

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, ridden over 1f out, went second final strides, no match for winner

11/2

2nd

2

(8)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Go Athletico

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian McGuinness

held up in rear on near side of group, going easily but waiting for room over 1f out, headway and went fourth final 110yds, kept on and went second towards finish, no match for winner

9/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 44-326 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Progressive handicapper last term culminating in winning Rockingham Handicap here; solid form in stakes races since including Listed second to Go Athletico here but has plenty on her plate here.

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

11th

7

(1)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ano Syra

9st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: John James Feane

dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

10th

7

(1)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Ano Syra

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: John James Feane

Progressive handicapper last term, when form included victory in winning Rockingham Handicap over C&D; solid form in stakes races but is well held by Art Power on the evidence of three previous clashes; third behind Moss Tucker here last month.

40/1

3rd

7

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Ano Syra

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Progressive handicapper last term culminating in winning Rockingham Handicap here; solid form in stakes races since including Listed second to Go Athletico here but has plenty on her plate here.

16/1

Form: 723311 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Better than ever this year, notably fine third in Group 2 Duke Of York Stakes and wins last month in C&D Listed and Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury, getting up late after not clear run; major player again although wouldn't want too much rain.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup and opened his Group account at Newbury (good to soft) in the middle of his consistent 2023 campaign; close second in this race (good) 12 months ago and has solid claims.

6/1

2nd

1

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Commanche Falls

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup; third in this race last year; better than ever this season, having won two Listed races and a Group 3, all since July; defied top weight at York (6f, good; beat Juan Les Pins) most recently and commands respect in current form.

3/1

1st

1

(5)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:50 York

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup; successful in Curragh Listed race (beat Anthem National) and Newbury Group 3 (beat Diligent Harry) in July but form dipped slightly when sent back to Ireland last time; not best at the weights, with 5lb penalty incurred.

4/1

10/1

Form: 0-4148 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Has had plenty of racing but better than ever when staying-on fourth in Group 3 at Naas in May and wasn't disgraced in more competitive Group 3 Jersey Stakes after slow start, probably not staying 7f trip; back to best trip here and won't mind rain.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(10)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Thunderbear

9st 11lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Proved himself in the mud when winning a 5f Group 3 at Newbury last September; that doesn't look solid form though and he's been well held in three runs since (two this year); others appeal as being better treated.

12/1

8th

2

(12)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Thunderbear

10st 7lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Won twice on testing ground in Britain last year including a five-runner Group 3 over this trip at Newbury; poor last twice but wouldn't have enjoyed AW latest and fitter for that at least.

10/1

10th

1

(7)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Thunderbear

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Jack W Davison

Successful in a 5f Group 3 at Newbury last September on extremely testing ground (for today's rider Sean Levey); not sure that form is reliable though and he has more on his plate trying to defy a 5lb penalty today; not at his best in two AW runs at Dundalk.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 847249 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Curragh regular, the scene of three of his five wins and best efforts this term also here, notably second in Group 2 Greenlands Stakes and close fourth under big weight in Rockingham Handicap; extended 6f of Scurry Handicap on soft last time was too far; visor replaces usual cheekpieces here and sure to run his race.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(1)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Big Gossey

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

walked to post

7/1

10th

1

(11)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Big Gossey

10st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

Talented and ground-versatile sprinter landed valuable 'Bold Lad' Handicap for second time over C&D in September; probably on a stiff mark now and tends to need his first run back.

10/1

Form: 72-114 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Really progressive since dropped to sprint trips this year, winning Cork maiden, Fairyhouse auction event and best run in C&D Listed last month when staying-on fourth to Commanche Falls; those runs all on a sound surface, unproven on any softer.

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

5th

5

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

15:25 Naas

Tango Flare

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

in touch with leaders

6/1

7th

6

(2)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Tango Flare

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

Really progressive since dropped to sprint trips this year, winning Cork maiden, Fairyhouse auction event and best run in C&D Listed last month when staying-on fourth to Commanche Falls; those runs all on a sound surface, unproven on any softer.

10/1

4th

5

(10)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Tango Flare

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

midfield, ridden 2f out, switched right and good headway over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on, not reach leaders

16/1

Form: 315300 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Smart for William Haggas in 2021, winning Portland Handicap at Doncaster and Group 3 at Newbury; good efforts in C&D handicaps this year, winning once and third in premier handicap but soundly beaten the last twice and seemingly plenty to find on ratings up in class.

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

10th

2

(10)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Hurricane Ivor

9st 13lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Six career wins, the most recent off 96 over 6f at the Curragh last April; down to 88 now after his form tailed off last year; could be interesting.

16/1

6th

5

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

Hurricane Ivor

9st 7lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield

20/1

13th

15

(15)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Hurricane Ivor

8st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Mrs John Harrington

Could do little wrong in 2021 when wins included this race (good to soft) and a Group 3; fell from grace last year and although he got out of the rut on second start for new yard in April (6f, heavy) he's needed some excuses since; needs to show he still has what it takes.

18/1

Form: 3-2268

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Listed 5f winner at two and reappeared with improved efforts when second in Cork Listed and Chantilly Group 2 in April on soft/heavy; not nearly as good twice since, latest when ground too quick in Curragh Listed won by Commanche Falls; will need rain.

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

7th

8

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Wodao

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

in touch with leaders, midfield halfway, outpaced under 2f out

14/1

9th

10

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Wodao

9st 3lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Listed 5f winner at two and reappeared with improved efforts when second in Cork Listed and Chantilly Group 2 in April on soft/heavy; not nearly as good twice since, latest when ground too quick in Curragh Listed won by Commanche Falls; will need rain.

12/1

8th

9

(9)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Wodao

9st 1lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

prominent

6/1

Form: 0348-9 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Debut winner over 6f last year and close third in C&D Group 3; never sighted when soundly beaten on belated seasonal return in C&D Listed won by Commanche Falls last month; best watched.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(2)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:20 Tipperary

Coralillo

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in touch with leaders towards far side

20/1

9th

7

(12)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:15 Naas

Coralillo

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Sole win came in Fairyhouse 2yo maiden; highly tried and hasn't lived up to a flattering rating; hung right when last in York handicap on Wednesday and blinkers now fitted.

25/1

14th

4

(9)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Coralillo

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

dwelt start and bumped start

20/1

11th
8 (6)
Shartash

7/2

Form: 34-454 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Smart 2yo last season, winning Group 2 over C&D and good third in Group 1 National Stakes here; hasn't really progressed as hoped this term although not far off last season's form when never-nearer close fourth behind Commanche Falls in Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last month; stiffer 6f here to suit and 2lb better off with that rival here so should go well.

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

6th

7

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Shartash

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

held up in midfield, brief headway and in touch with leaders under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out

6/1

11th

8

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Shartash

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Smart 2yo last season, winning Group 2 over C&D and good third in Group 1 National Stakes here; hasn't really progressed as hoped this term although not far off last season's form when never-nearer close fourth behind Commanche Falls in Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last month; stiffer 6f here to suit and 2lb better off with that rival here so should go well.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta €336.00
Straight Forecast €357.70
Trifecta €7976.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Commanche Falls

SPOTLIGHT:

Shartash

TOPSPEED:

Moss Tucker

POSTDATA:

Go Athletico

The Irish Sun:

Commanche Falls