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Coolmore Stud Wootton Bassett Irish EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £62654.87
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 5 runners
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Coolmore Stud Wootton Bassett Irish EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dubawi colt out of the stable's superstar Minding; strong in the market when merely pushed out to beat a subsequent Group-placed colt over C&D (soft) four weeks ago and he's as low as 8-1 for next year's 2,000 Guineas; trainer describes him as "exciting"; hard to oppose.

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

1st

5

(6)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Henry Longfellow

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

raced in third, smooth headway to lead under 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well

100/30

1st

2

(3)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:27 Curragh

Henry Longfellow

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

travelled strongly, raced in second, led 2f out, went clear over 1f out, ridden and reduced lead inside final furlong, ran on and went clear again final 110yds, comfortably

2/5

1st

4

(6)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:30 Curragh

Henry Longfellow

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, disputed lead from over 2f out, pushed along and led clearly from over 1f out, ridden briefly inside final furlong, ran on well

7/4

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

The horse he beat on C&D debut is now 0-4 but subsequent winner Portland was back in third and he overcame inexperience and market weakness that day in early June; will need to step up here but that's entirely feasible.

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

2nd

6

(5)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Islandsinthestream

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, in rear, went third under 2f out, chased clear leader 1f out, kept on well, no match for winner

25/1

2nd

3

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:27 Curragh

Islandsinthestream

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in third, went second on near side of group when ridden over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

6/1

Form: 341 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Useful colt but held by Spanish Flame on their Tipperary clash and it was only a four-runner handicap (7f, heavy) he won at Galway two weeks ago; he's improving, though, and while Henry Longfellow is clearly the yard's principal contender he could have some say.

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

5

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Portland

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Some way down the pecking order at Ballydoyle and sole win came in Galway handicap; however, ran well in Group 1 event at Saint-Cloud on final 2yo start and brings a respectable rating to this race; may be at concert pitch with Naas reappearance (1m) under his belt.

15/2

2nd

2

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Naas

Portland

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Progressive last season, winning a Galway nursery and ending up with a close third in the Group 1 Criterium International; Derby entry sets the standard against some likely progressive types.

5/4

4th

4

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

16:45 Haydock

Portland

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: A P O’Brien

raced in third, bit short of room 2f out

9/2

5/1

Form: 411 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

All runs have been at about 7f on good ground; scopey colt who impressed at Roscommon before conceding weight all round at Tipperary, prevailing narrowly (with a bit in hand) from a Ballydoyle colt who has since finished well held at Listed level; more needed in this Group 2 but he's going the right way.

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

2nd

3

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:20 Naas

Spanish Flame

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

in rear early, headway on far side of group from 3f out

12/1

6th

6

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

15:36 Leopardstown

Spanish Flame

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

in touch with leaders

12/1

4th

1

(3)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Spanish Flame

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

Looked promising in pair of good-ground wins over 7f/7.5f; outclassed in Curragh Group 2 (led); better than he looked there but 7lb claim is called for by trainer.

13/2

OUR TIP

100/1

Form: 286

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Roscommon maiden in May but hasn't gone on from there and he's outclassed at this level.

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

13th

1

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Chelmsford (AW)

Courageous Strike

9st 9lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Delivered on promise shown in Ireland when winning 9.4f Wolverhampton nursery on stable debut in October; subsequent defeat in good Kempton novice is not viewed harshly but he's a bit more exposed than some of these; gelded in November; blinkers (worn once in Ireland) refitted.

20/1

8th

1

(4)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Courageous Strike

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

0-7 in Ireland; got off the mark in Wolverhampton handicap (9.5f, AW) last month on debut for new yard and may build on that win; faces a harder task under a penalty in this field but can't be ruled out.

14/1

1st

2

(8)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:41 Wolverhampton (AW)

Courageous Strike

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Fully exposed after seven runs in Ireland and stamina is an obvious question mark from the outside stall, with him inclined to pull hard over 7f last time; needs to settle.

5/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Henry Longfellow

The Irish Sun:

Islandsinthestream

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Henry Longfellow

TOPSPEED:

Henry Longfellow

POSTDATA:

Henry Longfellow