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Michael John Kennedy Memorial Irish EBF Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £28716.81
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Michael John Kennedy Memorial Irish EBF Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 222142

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Took seven attempts to get off the mark (1m) and better form since over same trip in competitive Ascot handicap and when second in Killarney Listed last month; prominent racer and not sure she'll stay this longer trip.

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

5th

11

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

17:55 Newmarket

Unless

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

in rear, headway on near side of group 2f out, weakened over 1f out

3/1

6th

11

(1)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Unless

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

slowly away, pushed along early, in rear, midfield after 1f

12/1

2nd

7

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Unless

8st 13lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

led, ridden and faced challenge 2f out, headed but kept on well inside final 110yds, no match for winner

9/4

2nd
8 (11)
Azazat

5/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2-3127

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Nicely progressive over 1m4f this summer, winning Leopardstown maiden, good second in Group 3 Munster Oaks at Cork and ran well for a long way here in Group 1 Irish Oaks before tiring; should be as effective back in trip here and major chance.

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

2nd

10

(16)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Azazat

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, good headway to lead under 2f out, headed inside final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

5th

4

(10)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Azazat

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Won a Leopardstown maiden in May; second since in a 1m4f Group 3 at Cork and 1m2f Listed race at the Curragh, with a creditable seventh of eight in the Irish Oaks in between; returning to 1m4f can help with further improvement but it is needed, in the first-time headgear.

10/1

OUR TIP
3rd
1 (12)
Alanya

33/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 215-19 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Winner over this trip in France and bolted up on her Irish debut in Ladies Derby over C&D early last month; wasn't beaten far in big amateur handicap at Galway; searching for black type here but plenty to find on ratings.

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

5th

5

(6)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 98y

14:35 Naas

Alanya

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Winner in France in 2022 and took a Curragh handicap on debut for this yard last term; was then 3rd in a Listed race at that track before disappointing in Group 2 company; has the rating to run well but her best form is on a sound surface.

7/1

10th

1

(10)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Alanya

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders

33/1

Form: 126-32 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Smart form last year, including when not beaten far in Group 2 over C&D; solid seasonal debut in Navan Listed but didn't come forward as much as expected when touched off in Gowran conditions event on softer ground; major claims on overall profile.

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

2nd

1

(4)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Didnthavemuchtodo

9st 4lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led narrowly, edged left up the centre under 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

9/2

4th

8

(6)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Didnthavemuchtodo

9st 5lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent

8/1

11th

2

(18)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Didnthavemuchtodo

9st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield

7/1

5th
6 (6)
Kerkiyra

11/2

Form: 12-346 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Both wins have been in C&D handicaps, also narrowly beaten in Leopardstown Listed last season; good seasonal debut over inadequate 1m when staying-on third in Group 3 here but below that level twice since, left with plenty to do latest; blinkers now replace cheekpieces and definite chance if back to her best although owner has a stronger contender in Azazat.

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

11th

6

(6)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Kerkiyra

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

13/2

4th

3

(3)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 20y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Kerkiyra

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

12/1

Form: 19 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Frankel filly looked a good prospect when making winning debut at Gowran in June over this trip but ran no sort of race (slipped on bend and reportedly coming into season) 10 days later when favourite in Naas Listed; worth another chance to confirm that debut promise.

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

2nd

5

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Maxux

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear

6/1

1st

8

(9)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 20y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Maxux

9st 2lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in rear, good headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, went clear final furlong, readily

14/1

12/1

Form: -16540 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Gowran maiden winner has been highly tried since, pick of form when fourth in Naas Listed over this trip; didn't seem to stay 1m6f trip latest; others with stronger claims.

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

7th

12

(10)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:50 Curragh

Lambada

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

led, headed but prominent after 2f, disputed lead 4f out

12/1

10th

6

(1)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Lambada

8st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: A P O’Brien

Maiden winner over 9.5f on return; well held in first two goes in stakes company before creditable front-running fourth over 1m2f at Naas in Listed contest won by Library; has nearly 3l to find with that rival on this first try at 1m6f.

15/2

14/1

Form: 4-2160

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Leopardstown maiden winner (beating smart Warm Heart) in April when making all but well held raised in class twice following month, fading tamely in Longchamp Listed second occasion; back from a break and upped in trip.

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

1st

12

(8)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Curvature

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Mrs John Harrington

made virtually all, clear over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

10/1

3rd

12

(13)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Curvature

8st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Mrs John Harrington

soon led, faced challenge when ridden under 2f out, headed but rallied inside final furlong, no extra when lost second final strides

20/1

8th

10

(13)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:50 Curragh

Curvature

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield

14/1

Form: 213909

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

AW maiden winner and third in 1m2f Naas Group 3 when fitted with blinkers for the first time; well held all three starts since however over longer trips in high-class company; down in grade but still others preferred.

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

6th

10

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Red Riding Hood

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: A P O’Brien

Second to Jackie Oh in a heavy-ground maiden in March; tongue tied when front-running at the Curragh on last two starts, landing a 1m1f Group 3 (good) and creditable fifth in a 1m2f Group 2 (good to yielding); heavy defeats in the Oaks and C&D Ribblesdale when she tried 1m4f in June; in much better form lately but still needs to show something very new.

66/1

5th

10

(6)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Red Riding Hood

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A P O’Brien

led

10/1

1st

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Red Riding Hood

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

disputed lead early, led clearly after 1f, reminders when faced challenge under 3f out, briefly headed and bit short of room against far rail under 2f out, rallied when led again inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, gamely

8/1

33/1

Form: 175706

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Out of her depth when tried at this level at Killarney and looks to have it all to do again.

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

11th

7

(16)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Any Dream Will Do

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: W McCreery

dwelt start, switched to far side early, in rear

25/1

6th

1

(12)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Any Dream Will Do

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Won over 1m at Limeick in the spring, more recently has been chasing black type without success although went up 4lb for recent Listowel Listed fifth; opposable back in handicap company.

10/1

5th

6

(6)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Any Dream Will Do

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

1m handicap winner on soft but well held in couple of stabs at this level and similar outcome likely.

50/1

14/1

Form: 440153

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Decent sort at around 7f, nothing to suggest that she will prove as effective over this much longer trip.

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

8th

3

(12)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Clever And Cool

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

slowly away, towards rear

5/1

3rd

7

(1)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Cork

Clever And Cool

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

slowly into stride, soon recovered into midfield, headway when switched right 2f out, soon ridden, went third and kept on inside final 110yds

12/1

5th

5

(9)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Clever And Cool

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

slowly away, towards rear, some headway up the centre over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

12/1

Form: 897/17 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come at this trip including when defying long absence at Gowran off a modest 69 in June; bettered that effort without landing a blow back at 1m in Killarney Listed and lot more needed here.

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

14th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:07 Ballinrobe

Getawiggleon

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Hourigan

held up in rear

16/1

13th

1

(8)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:05 Punchestown

Getawiggleon

10st 0lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: David J Geary

Emerged from long absence to win at Gowran in June over this trip but out of depth chasing black type in Listed contests since; 14lb higher now and has it to do back in handicap company.

16/1

13/2

Form: 12-

Last run: 309 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Scrambled home on debut last September in Punchestown maiden before good second in Group 3 here over 1m following month; belated seasonal return suggests all hasn't been straightforward but holds Group entries in the coming weeks so has to be respected.

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

9th

14

(2)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Gozen

8st 11lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

Won a Punchestown maiden last year before finishing 2nd in a Curragh fillies' Group 3; has been well beaten both starts this year and needs much more making AW debut.

22/1

11th

8

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Gozen

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

soon led on inner

50/1

13th

11

(4)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:50 Curragh

Gozen

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

took keen hold, towards rear, dropped to rear after 3f

13/2

40/1

Form: -86566 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Both wins have been over much shorter trips; unconvincing upped in trip at Gowran recently and seems an unlikely player here.

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

8th

5

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Pale Iris

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Joseph G Murphy

Two wins were in handicaps in 2021; rated 90 at her peak, now 82 and likely to struggle; last of 14 in a 1m2f Listed race here last time; much better previously when long-priced sixth at Gowran, but held by Village Voice on that running.

33/1

14th

7

(14)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:50 Curragh

Pale Iris

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield

40/1

6th

5

(10)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Pale Iris

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Joseph G Murphy

Losing run is mounting up; struggling in handicaps and hard to make a case for here.

200/1

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Payout
Exacta €206.00
Straight Forecast €144.40
Trifecta €2445.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Azazat

The Irish Sun:

Maxux

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Azazat

TOPSPEED:

Azazat

POSTDATA:

Azazat