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16:35 Curragh

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Comer Group International Irish St Leger Trial Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £28716.81
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • 4 runners
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Comer Group International Irish St Leger Trial Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
5 (2)
Shamida

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £1.70

Form: 3-311 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Progressive filly whose first four starts have been at Leopardstown; shapes as though she is a stayer and looks to have a bright future ahead; taken out of Group 3 at Cork on Friday presumably to wait for this; fascinating contender who we might not have seen the best of yet.

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

1st

5

(2)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Shamida

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

dwelt start, raced in last and took keen hold early, went third after 4f, went second going easily under 3f out, soon challenging, led over 1f out, ridden when faced challenge inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

100/30

1st

10

(4)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Shamida

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Half a length too good for Scarlett O'Hara in 1m4f maiden here in May; rating suggests she has plenty to find but open to plenty of improvement and every chance she'll stay on pedigree and running style (relaxes well).

10/1

Form: 412/31

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Classy enough novice hurdler who has shown he retains plenty of ability on the Flat this year, coming on from a Group 3 third at Leopardstown to win the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot; stayed on gamely there and showed a willing attitude; the more of a stamina test this becomes, the more it will play into his hands.

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

7th

2

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Navan

Dawn Rising

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Enjoyed a fine season last year, winning the Queen Alexandra Stakes and rounding off the year when a very close third in the Irish Cesarewitch; the likeliest alternative should the favourite run below par.

8/1

3rd

8

(2)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Dawn Rising

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders towards far side, headway and prominent under 2f out, ran on well disputing lead final 110yds, kept on but lost second post

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-1151

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Gutsy winner of Duke of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot in June off a mark of 102; has won over 2m in the past so no worries with regard to the trip here; the big concern would be the ground if it were on the soft side; yielding is the worst ground he has encountered and ran poorly on it in Irish Cesarewitch.

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

3rd

3

(6)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Okita Soushi

9st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led

5/2

1st

6

(9)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Okita Soushi

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Only fourth start when third in the 1m6f Copper Horse at this meeting last year (good to firm); well beaten in two top races in his only other handicaps and odds-on when winning two non-handicaps on AW in February, not needing to be near his best; fifth in Group 3 five weeks ago won't be good enough either but he's 2lb lower than this time last year, so case can be made.

11/2

Form: 119-28 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Raced wide early and failed to fire in Royal Ascot Handicap won by Vauban; better than that as he showed when just touched off in Group 3 Saval Beg at Leopardstown; poor when tried on soft last season so the better the ground the better chance he has

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

4th

4

(3)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Point King

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second

3/1

8th

4

(16)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Point King

9st 11lb

J: James McDonald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Just one 2yo run and went 3-3 in 3yo campaign when winning Listed race at Leopardstown (1m6f, good); soft ground may not have suited next time; reappeared with short-head defeat in Group 3 at Leopardstown (1m6f, good) and this very lightly raced 4yo could have potential off today's mark.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €50.00
Straight Forecast €64.70
Trifecta €105.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Okita Soushi

SPOTLIGHT:

Dawn Rising

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Eldar Eldarov

POSTDATA:

Okita Soushi

The Irish Sun:

Dawn Rising