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Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies)

  • Prize money: £62654.87
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
8 (6)
Vespertilio

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.90
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 32

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 320,000euros; eyecatcher on debut and then came nicely clear of Mysteries when behind a Ballydoyle hotpot (beat Dollerina by nearly 3l on debut) in a Group 3 at Leopardstown (7f, soft); that was a good run having been last at one point and she's a player.

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

2nd

8

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Vespertilio

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

midfield, bumped early, headway and in touch with leaders under 2f out, went second 1f out, challenging and went clear with winner inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

4/1

1st

8

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Vespertilio

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

dwelt start, travelled strongly, held up in last, smooth headway on near side of group from 2f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, comfortably

7/2

2nd
6 (4)
Sakti

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only 7-2 at Leopardstown (7f, soft) and went down narrowly to a Ballydoyle filly (third in a Listed last time) who had the benefit of experience; sizeable filly with a bright future by the looks.

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

1st

11

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sakti

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

soon raced in second, led up the centre when ridden and ran green from over 1f out, pushed out

8/13

2nd

6

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Sakti

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, soon went second

9/4

25/1

  • Place: £13.60

Form: 43

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved on debut form to finish third of eight in a 7f Galway maiden (soft) 18 days ago; this represents a sharp rise in class and probably playing for the places.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Kalispera

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

soon raced in third, went second when ridden under 2f out, no chance with winner when lost second but kept on inside final furlong, no match for first two

100/30

3rd

3

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Kalispera

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Improved on debut form to finish third of eight in a 7f Galway maiden (soft) 18 days ago; this represents a sharp rise in class and probably playing for the places.

25/1

3rd

4

(5)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Galway

Kalispera

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

carried left start, soon raced in second

7/1

Form: 313

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Odds-on when off the mark at Cork (6f) and could have done with settling better when behind Vespertilio in a Group 3 at Leopardstown (7f, soft); the hood could be a notable addition.

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

8th

10

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 30y

14:55 Leopardstown

Mysteries

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Best run when third of six behind talented Ylang Ylang and Vespertilo over C&D; only six runners in that Group 3 event, and she may have been flattered; disappointing at Dundalk last October.

12/1

9th

11

(3)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Mysteries

9st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Cork maiden winner and creditable efforts in Group company since, particularly when fourth in a Group 2 last time; should relish drop in class.

6/1

4th

4

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Mysteries

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Odds-on when off the mark at Cork (6f) and could have done with settling better when behind Vespertilio in a Group 3 at Leopardstown (7f, soft); the hood could be a notable addition.

12/1

Form: 122 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Debut winner who raced apart from Snellen when beaten a head by that rival in the Chesham at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm); coped well with the softer ground here four weeks ago when beaten by a potentially smart filly over the extended 6f; returning to further will suit and looks sure to take a hand.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Pearls And Rubies

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold, raced centre, held up in last, headway over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, went second final strides, 2nd of 8 in group

33/1

Form: 2

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped nicely in a barrier trial (fourth) before bumping into a subsequent Group 3 winner over C&D in June when doing her best work late; a line through the third suggests she should finish in close proximity to Pearls And Rubies, while there's surely more to come from her.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(2)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Gowran Park

Dollerina

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

soon led, joined 4f out

6/4

4th

13

(14)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dollerina

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Highly tried at two after chasing home the smart Ylang Ylang on debut, best effort on final start when staying-on third in Group 3 at Deauville in October; sets a good standard and big chance here if taking to the AW.

13/8

4th

4

(5)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Dollerina

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in midfield, went fourth over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

7/1

4/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Clocked a good time in winning her barrier trial and duly followed up at Limerick en route to winning the Chesham at Royal Ascot, edging out Pearls And Rubies (the pair racing apart); it wasn't the deepest renewal of that Listed race but she sets the standard; softening ground would be a grey area.

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

7th

2

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:20 Naas

Snellen

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won first two starts last summer on quick ground, notably Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot (beating a pair of now 100+ rated rivals); after a break was very disappointing on easier ground in Curragh Group contests but back on better ground can make her mark in handicaps this term.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third in a barrier trial at Naas before finishing a 5l fourth over C&D in late June when Dollerina was just over 2l ahead of her in second; trainer evidently happy to have a crack at this despite her maiden status and dangerous to rule out.

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Verdict Starting price

2

(15)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Betula

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Third in a barrier trial at Naas before finishing a 5l fourth in quite hot C&D fillies maiden; posted similar RPR when upped markedly in grade in Group 2 Debutante Stakes here, forcing much of pace (hanging left) when beaten 7l; has the ability to win a maiden.

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Payout
Exacta €302.00
Straight Forecast €320.90
Trifecta €6281.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dollerina

TOPSPEED:

Sakti

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Snellen

POSTDATA:

Pearls And Rubies

The Irish Sun:

Dollerina