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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies & Mares Handicap

  • Prize money: £13053.1
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies & Mares Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.50
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 998421 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Narrowly beaten off 72 on handicap debut in 1m Limerick contest; now finds herself 12lb higher after winning an ordinary maiden at Gowran; has plenty to do now as a result.

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No / Draw
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6th

7

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 98y

14:35 Naas

Lady Lunette

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: R P Cody

Won a Gowran maiden (soft) and a Curragh handicap last summer, both over a mile; two lesser efforts afterwards; has a fair bit to find in this company on return.

18/1

5th

7

(12)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 20y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Lady Lunette

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: R P Cody

Denied a clear run at Curragh eight days ago when chasing a straight hat-trick of wins, but will do well to resume winning ways at this level with a rating quite a bit inferior to a number of her rivals here; tall order.

25/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-311 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Made all for a 7f maiden win from subsequent winner Eternal Silence at Leopardstown on second run this season and third in all; has retained her existing mark after a narrow Killarney defeat of the consistent Nation's Call at Killarney; holds Group race entries, so very interesting off 88.

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6th

6

(8)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:45 Tipperary

Bella Blue Eyes

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

prominent, disputing second 2f out, weakening when unbalanced and edged left over 1f out, soon no extra

9/1

2nd

3

(5)

13th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Bella Blue Eyes

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

led, faced challenge inside final furlong, rallied but headed towards finish

4/1

1st

4

(2)

17th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 20y

17:50 Killarney

Bella Blue Eyes

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

briefly led, headed and raced in second soon after start, led narrowly when nudged along 2f out, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied when joined leader towards finish, led again post

13/8

3rd
7 (6)
Kayhana

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 15-62

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won 7f Limerick maiden on debut; fair effort in a Listed race at Leopardstown on only other juvenile start; disappointing last of six behind Ma Belle Artiste on seasonal debut at Killarney in May much more like it when finishing well to take second behind an odds-on chance over 1m at Cork recently; open to improvement.

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3rd

16

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 72y

17:40 Leopardstown

Kayhana

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, went third post

8/1

3rd

7

(6)

13th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Kayhana

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent throughout, went second under 2f out, challenging inside final furlong, kept on but lost second towards finish

6/1

2nd

8

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:32 Cork

Kayhana

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Won a 7f Limerick maiden on debut last year and a respectable effort in a Leopardstown Listed after; however, was well below form on seasonal debut at Killarney over this trip; yard is in better form now, though so a chance if back to her best.

5/2

10/1

Form: 4-4492 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Two Leopardstown wins over this trip last year; best effort this season when a head second to the progressive Bells On Her Toes over 7f at Naas last month.

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7th

10

(9)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Helpmeout

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

towards rear

25/1

1st

7

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Cork

Helpmeout

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: W McCreery

midfield early, dropped to rear after 2f, headway when switched left 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room and switched right over 1f out, went second when ridden and ran on from 1f out, led towards finish

7/1

9th

3

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:55 Leopardstown

Helpmeout

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Dual C&D winner last summer and has been running well in defeat this term; touched off over 7f at Naas last month and solid fourth over this trip at the Curragh last time; should be thereabouts.

13/2

5th
13 (13)
Machnamh

12/1

Form: 483213 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Deserved her 7f course maiden win on her seventh start, beating Dagoda by 3/4l; retained her existing mark after that success and only just lost second place over this trip at Gowran 15 days ago.

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12th

5

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Machnamh

9st 13lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, prominent towards near side over 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

2nd

6

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

14:20 Gowran Park

Machnamh

9st 10lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

prominent, raced near side from over 2f out, kept on and went second inside final furlong, no match for winner

9/2

1st

9

(12)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Machnamh

9st 11lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Consistent sort who won a Curragh maiden in July and has held her form well since; should be in the mix again and possible that this new trip could yield some improvement.

10/1

6th
4 (11)
Plume Noire

10/1

Form: 074-71

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Bellewstown maiden winner in 2021; ran only three times last season; improved from her seasonal debut when winning in first-time cheekpieces at Gowran; up 4lb but still 8lb below her career-high mark.

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8th

4

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Plume Noire

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: B Duffy

Won her third race when scoring at Fairyhouse last time; having to wait for a gap before beating All Lies Ahead by a neck but probably value for more; up another 4lb but go well.

5/1

1st

5

(1)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Plume Noire

9st 7lb

J: James Ryan

T: B Duffy

Gowran winner denied a clear shot at it when sixth at Curragh on penultimate start; only lost third spot close home at Roscommon in the interim and off an unchanged mark here, this lightly-raced 5yo looks a threat to all concerned.

11/2

4th

5

(2)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 55y

17:12 Roscommon

Plume Noire

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: B Duffy

prominent

13/2

13/2

Form: 2-0191 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Consistent filly for Michael Halford last season; winner of two of her last three starts; may be anchored by 9lb rise for 1m Limerick win.

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7th

10

(12)

13th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Miss Abby Jools

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

midfield

13/2

1st

2

(5)

14th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Limerick

Miss Abby Jools

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

Both wins have come over 1m on AW; never landed a blow (from wide draw) but not discredited on last month's turf return at Leopardstown; not one to rule out from a good draw.

6/1

Form: 409202

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

22-race maiden, beaten by Machnamh over 7f here last time, her fourth time to take the runner-up spot; deserves to pick up a race of some description but others preferred here.

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3rd

2

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Dagoda

10st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

dwelt start, towards rear, headway towards near side halfway, went third over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

12/1

Form: 251-43 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Showed ability over shorter trips on turf before winning 1m Dundalk maiden last December; ground possibly too soft at Gowran on her seasonal debut; form of Roscommon third in June has been well advertised by the runner-up Bells On Her Toes.

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9th

7

(8)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Vadiana

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Won a 1m maiden a year ago; uneven form on turf this year before a narrow C&D handicap win in October; not well treated at the weights in a Listed race here last month, so it was a surprise when she was sent off favourite; finished with only one behind her; should be much more at home down in grade here.

5/1

11th

5

(10)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vadiana

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

took keen hold, prominent on outer

10/1

1st

7

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Vadiana

8st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Won 1m maiden here last winter; two solid efforts in defeat over this trip in the current season but below form last time; chance if bouncing back.

12/1

Form: 360-09

Last run: 66 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Consistent in the first half of last season when her form included a maiden win at Ballinrobe and third behind My Minervina in a handicap at Killarney; well below her best in two outings this year

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8th

3

(7)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Gowran Park

Ms Eagleton

9st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

towards rear throughout

25/1

9th

4

(16)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 30y

18:40 Killarney

Ms Eagleton

9st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

midfield

20/1

10th

14

(7)

13th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Ms Eagleton

8st 10lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

dwelt start, towards rear

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 127-10 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won 7f good-ground maiden last July on the first of three juvenile starts; started the season well by landing 1m fillies' conditions race at Killarney; down the field in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot; big weight, but 7lb claim will help.

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2nd

5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

14:15 Haydock

Ma Belle Artiste

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Robert Bevis

7f/1m winner on goodish ground for Joseph O'Brien; beaten 28l (soft) and 34l (heavy) in her two hurdles and now goes in cheekpieces; those aids need to make a difference and she'll probably show more when conditions dry out.

20/1

6th

9

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

15:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Ma Belle Artiste

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Robert Bevis

Useful Flat form when winning at Killarney (1m) last May and also in September (1m1f, again good to yielding; blinkered) on final run for Joseph O'Brien; hurdle debut form at Hereford (2m, soft; 8-1) two weeks ago, however, suggests she is probably best watched for now in this sphere.

16/1

5th

9

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Ma Belle Artiste

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Robert Bevis

Earned lofty Flat RPR of 101 when winning at Killarney (1m, good to yielding) last May, and kept on for good second at Punchestown (1m1f, good to yielding) in September on final run for Joseph O'Brien (blinkered; no headgear today); sold for 45,000gns since; unproven on soft ground; can play a leading role if tapping into her Flat ability on hurdle and stable debut.

13/2

14/1

Form: 2-5507 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won three races at up to 1m for Jessica Harrington last season; weak form this year but trainer has his team in great shape at present.

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15th

6

(17)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

16:25 Naas

My Minervina

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Won three races at up to 1m for Jessica Harrington last season; weak form this year and hard to fancy despite declining mark.

14/1

12th

12

(1)

13th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Curragh

My Minervina

9st 3lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear

14/1

7th

6

(6)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

18:00 Fairyhouse

My Minervina

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Peter Fahey

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, rapid headway to lead after 3f, headed over 2f out

10/1

7/1

Form: 321

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Placed on both Dundalk outings before 7f Limerick maiden win in June; should stay extra furlong; opening mark seems reasonable.

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6th

6

(3)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Artemis Jones

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Failed to fire on handicap debut but much more like it when fifth of 17-runners back at Curragh recently, and probably value for a bit better (short of room 1f out); won her maiden on yielding ground so probably OK on that front; definite shout.

5/1

5th

2

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Artemis Jones

10st 0lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: J P Murtagh

Clearcut maiden winner at Limerick over 7f on third start; poor run on handicap debut over 1m here earlier in the month; that wasn't her running and early days.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €419.00
Straight Forecast €327.70
Tricast €3352.70
Trifecta €3984.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bella Blue Eyes

The Irish Sun:

Artemis Jones

TOPSPEED:

Plume Noire

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Helpmeout

POSTDATA:

Bella Blue Eyes