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17:40 Curragh

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Sheehy Motors Handicap

  • Prize money: £11486.73
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Sheehy Motors Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.20
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 375412

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Back up to near career-high mark following Naas win (6f) and narrow loss to Gabriella's Spirit in Cork premier handicap last month; front-runner has her chance again but possibly vulnerable.

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

1st

8

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Little Queenie

8st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

made virtually all, faced challenge when ridden over 1f out, ran on

10/1

5th

6

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Little Queenie

9st 8lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

12/1

2nd
7 (3)
Silmaniya

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 15-765 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Fifth in Gabriella's Sprit's Cork race, having been hampered at the start so decent chance she can improve on that, especially with visor now fitted; hasn't looked the most straightforward at times though.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Silmaniya

9st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

in touch with leaders towards near side

5/1

2nd

4

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Silmaniya

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

upset in stalls, slightly awkward start, dwelt start, raced in last early, recovered towards rear before halfway, headway and prominent over 1f out, ridden when hung left inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, just held

7/2

2nd

7

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Silmaniya

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, headway and went third 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 783114 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Progressive 5f performer albeit over easier tracks than this, winning at Down Royal and Dundalk in recent months; close fourth to Gabriella's Spirit off career-high 90 mark in Cork premier handicap on latest but reopposes the three ahead of her and this stiffer track may not suit.

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

1st

8

(3)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dun Na Sead

9st 11lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Daniel James Murphy

started quickly, made all, going best over 1f out, ridden and kept on well final 110yds, comfortably

33/1

3rd

2

(1)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:20 Tipperary

Dun Na Sead

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Kieran P Cotter

started quickly, led towards near side, faced challenge inside final furlong, kept on but headed and lost two places towards finish

5/1

3rd

2

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Dun Na Sead

9st 11lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Kieran P Cotter

led, faced challenge inside final furlong, headed final 110yds, lost second towards finish

8/1

11/2

Form: 0314P3 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Navan winner in May lost all chance at the start when favourite in Rockingham over C&D but bounced back with strong-finishing third to Gabriella's Spirit (Little Queenie second) at Cork last time when not getting the clearest of runs; return to a stiffer track sure to suit and major player.

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

2nd

2

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

16:00 Naas

Jon Riggens

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, chased clear leader inside final furlong, soon no impression

8/1

5th

4

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 164y

15:25 Navan

Jon Riggens

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Edward Lynam

Has been holding his form well since an early-season course win on soft; one place in front of subsequent winner Mickey The Steel when fourth in a 5f premier handicap at the Curragh last time; may prove best of three runners here for his trainer.

5/1

4th

3

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Jon Riggens

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

held up in rear

10/1

Form: -30118 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Highly tried before coming good in Fairyhouse maiden and Cork handicap; tame Cork effort last time but connections keen to take on six who finished in front of him again here.

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

12th

9

(7)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Running Cool

8st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

Showed his progression when winning a maiden and a handicap in June; not quite at his best in a pair of sprint handicaps since; one of two good chances for the stable.

8/1

5th

5

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Running Cool

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

prominent towards far side, went third under 2f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

8th

4

(6)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:57 Cork

Running Cool

9st 9lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

Promise first two starts before out of her depth in a Group 3; made all in a 6f maiden at Fairyhouse and backed that up with C&D win on handicap debut and first attempt at 5f, has had only five races and remains open to improvement.

11/2

Form: 053116 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Finished sixth in the Cork race won by Gabriella's Spirit, having never really landed a blow; earlier wins at Down Royal and Bellewstown show her in a better light but still others preferred.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

(10)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Curraheen Princess

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: N Stokes

soon raced in second, lost second when ridden under 2f out, kept on, no match for first two

12/1

9th

11

(12)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Curraheen Princess

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: N Stokes

in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

10

(2)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Curraheen Princess

8st 13lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: N Stokes

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on far side of group, headway 2f out, no extra final 110yds

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -00085 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won here over 6f a year ago and returned from a winter in Dubai with fine effort in the circumstances at Fairyhouse last month, meeting all sorts of trouble from a furlong out when only beaten 3l; top-weight has to be respected although wouldn't want too much rain.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Prisoners Dilemma

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Four-time winner at this venue but not for two years; some decent efforts off declining mark of late but more needed and this trip possibly on the sharp side nowadays.

16/1

4th

4

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Prisoners Dilemma

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

dwelt start, towards rear

10/1

4th

5

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Prisoners Dilemma

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Three-time C&D winner; good run when beaten 1l over 6f here 12 days ago; shaped like the step back up in trip may help and one to consider from a good mark.

5/1

14/1

Form: -57316 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Comfortable winner at Navan but was well beaten off 10lb higher mark at Down Royal behind Curraheen Princess and has questions to answer now; blinkers tried.

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

1st

4

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:20 Navan

Screen Siren

9st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Sarah Lynam

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway when switched right over 1f out, quickened to lead when ridden inside final furlong, ran on final 110yds, won going away

6/1

4th

8

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Screen Siren

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Sarah Lynam

midfield, headway over 1f out, kept on

7/1

Form: -21552 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Navan maiden winner and returned to same venue for career-best last month when second of 17 over an extended 5f on soft, showing plenty of speed; upped in class here and could go well off light weight.

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

9th

10

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Parting Glass

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

Won soft ground Navan (5f) maiden in May; some solid runs in defeat in handicaps since but this looks a bit tougher than some of his recent assignments.

12/1

4th

7

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Parting Glass

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

started quickly, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second after 1f, led when ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, weakening when lost third towards finish

10/1

9th

12

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Parting Glass

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

prominent, outpaced over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9/1

Form: 151-50 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Thrived last year, third win coming over C&D in September on soft (beating Curraheen Princess); both runs this term below best although back down to winning mark here so don't rule out.

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

10th

5

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Gordon Bennett

9st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Richard Brabazon

in rear throughout

20/1

10th

3

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Gordon Bennett

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Richard Brabazon

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear of midfield, no extra towards rear over 1f out

12/1

9/2

Form: 9-1631 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won at Thirsk for Eric Alston last year and good return for new connections with further wins this year at Tipperary and most recently when accounting for six of today's rivals in Cork premier handicap in first-time cheekpieces under prominent ride; 5lb higher but should go well again.

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

14th

4

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Gabriellas Spirit

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: K J Condon

Primarily a 5f performer but finished third to Coumshingaun in C&D handicap over the summer; legitimate stamina concerns however on this softer ground.

14/1

4th

3

(5)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:20 Tipperary

Gabriellas Spirit

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: K J Condon

towards rear, headway towards near side 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, went fourth towards finish, nearest finish

14/1

11th

8

(1)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Gabriellas Spirit

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: K J Condon

reared start, towards rear throughout, tenderly handled inside final furlong

9/2

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Payout
Exacta €794.00
Straight Forecast €688.90
Tricast €4506.10
Trifecta €4437.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jon Riggens

TOPSPEED:

Curraheen Princess

The Irish Sun:

Jon Riggens