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Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £28716.81
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 234144 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Eight-time winner, including at this level; showed himself still capable when winning a Listed at Limerick in June but below his best last twice; could easily bounce back and a likely player if indeed he does.

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

4th

1

(7)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Leopardstown

Layfayette

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

held up in last, headway on near side of group from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

15/8

3rd

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Layfayette

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

dwelt start, in rear, headway but still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish

12/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 221421 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Gained her second win when toughing it out from the front in a fillies Listed here last week; relished the trip and possible soft ground should not be an issue; leading chance.

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

10/1

Form: 876-74 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Group 1 winner here on testing ground two years ago; well below his best in two runs this season including a very winnable contest at Gowran last time; others preferred.

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

5th

4

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Helvic Dream

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders

12/1

9th

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Helvic Dream

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Off the mark in this sphere with a maiden hurdle success at Navan (form boosted since); 10l behind Fun Fun Fun in Grade 3 at Naas since; needs to step again to defy this mark but he's lightly raced over hurdles and he's rated 105 on the Flat so it would be no surprise if he can get involved.

5/1

5/1

Form: 14

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Mentioned as an Irish Derby possible when bolting up in a Gowran maiden in June on debut; ran okay in a Group 2 at Saint-Cloud on just his second start; still unexposed and could well be capable of going close at this level.

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

3rd

3

(3)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Knight To King

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Impressive debut winner over 9.5f at Gowran last summer and ran respectably in Group company after; ground was very heavy when beaten favourite at Naas on return; first time running over this short a trip and interesting contender.

9/2

2nd

1

(3)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 98y

14:35 Naas

Knight To King

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

All three starts over a similar trip to this; impressive maiden winner at Gowran before running creditably in Group class in France and at the Curragh; has been off since August, though and has yet to encounter ground this soft; big player if handling it.

100/30

4th

4

(3)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Knight To King

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

soon prominent on inner

5/1

Form: 37-166 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Landed a Roscommon winners race on his seasonal bow in June; not disgraced in the German Derby subsequently but well beaten at Naas since and others look more likely.

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

10th

4

(8)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newmarket

Pivotal Trigger

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

always behind, tailed off

18/1

5th

5

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Pivotal Trigger

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Mrs John Harrington

Landed a Roscommon winners race on his seasonal bow in June; not disgraced in the German Derby subsequently but well beaten at Naas since and others look more likely.

14/1

6th

7

(1)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 202y

16:35 Naas

Pivotal Trigger

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Galway festival maiden winner at two and beat a horse who is likely to turn into quite a talented performer at Roscommon (1m2f) in June; all three runs in pattern company have been abroad, most recently when beaten 9l in German Derby where he didn't quite get home over this trip.

10/1

20/1

Form: 214428 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden on testing ground and second in a Roscommon Listed since; well exposed though and others look much more likely.

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

7th

7

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Young Ireland

9st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, outpaced 2f out, no extra and dropped to rear over 1f out

33/1

2nd

6

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:55 Leopardstown

Young Ireland

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

soon raced in second

25/1

6th

6

(7)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Young Ireland

9st 2lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Won his maiden on testing ground and second in a Roscommon Listed since; well exposed though and others look much more likely.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €103.00
Straight Forecast €105.20
Trifecta €851.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Unless

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Layfayette

POSTDATA:

Unless

The Irish Sun:

Unless

TOPSPEED:

Layfayette