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14:30 Curragh

Soft

Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £62654.87
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
2 (5)
Deepone

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1124 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

After winning his first two he wasn't helped by a steady pace when second in a Listed at Tipperary and then finished a 4l fourth behind Diego Velasquez in a 1m Group 2 at Leopardstown's big meeting two weeks ago (good); could do with settling better if he's to fulfil his potential but the form is right up there.

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

4th

1

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Deepone

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

took keen hold, soon raced in second, led from under 5f out

11/4

1st

2

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Deepone

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

prominent, led narrowly after 1f, shaken up and clear under 2f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong

11/2

4th

5

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Deepone

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway and went fourth under 2f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

13/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 21 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both runs over 1m at Leopardstown (soft then good); well positioned throughout before doing just enough when off the mark a month ago; a couple of formlines would suggest he has something to find with his two stablemates.

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

3rd

4

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 1

14:45 Epsom

Chief Little Rock

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won Leopardstown maiden (1m, good) last August and runner-up in Group races at the Curragh (1m, yielding to soft) and Newmarket (1m, soft) the next twice; he's a brother to 1m4f Royal Ascot winner Okita Soushi and there's plenty to like about his claims now up in trip on reappearance.

5/4

2nd

4

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Chief Little Rock

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Appeared to do only enough when off the mark at Leopardstown (1m, good) and duly found plenty on that form to finish runner-up in the Group 2 Beresford at the Curragh (1m, yielding to soft), defying market vibes that had him the outsider of his stable's three runners; respected, for all that he doesn't appear to do much in a hurry.

7/2

2nd

1

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Chief Little Rock

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: A P O’Brien

led, headed and raced in second after 1f, 3 lengths down under 2f out, kept on final furlong, just held second

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to Irish Derby winner Santiago; grew into the race at Galway (1m, soft) and was nicely on top in the finish to justify odds of 6-4, beating four rivals; difficult to know how much improvement he might find only 11 days later but clearly a danger to all.

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3rd

4

(1)

8th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 1

15:40 Chester

Grosvenor Square

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Big-race entries include Derby and Irish Derby; half-brother to Irish Derby winner Santiago; had five or six-runner races for his three starts as 2yo, winning an 8.6f maiden at Galway and easily making all in 1m1f Group 3 at Leopardstown, with a creditable third in Group 2 Beresford in between; looks a smart middle-distance prospect, at the least.

11/8

1st

3

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

15:36 Leopardstown

Grosvenor Square

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

made all, travelled strongly, clear when nudged along from 2f out, ridden briefly over 1f out, ran on, comfortably

15/8

3rd

3

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Grosvenor Square

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, soon went third, 4 lengths down under 2f out, kept on final furlong

9/4

Form: 51

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only fifth at Killarney and he took an age to get on top before eventually pulling clear at Galway (1m, heavy); hard to get excited about the bare form but Seamie Heffernan was highly complimentary afterwards and a more polished performance seems assured here.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Navy Seal

9st 11lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

soon disputed lead, led narrowly after 2f, joined when pushed along from over 2f out, ridden when headed 1f out, soon no extra when edged left

9/4

4th

4

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Navy Seal

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: A P O’Brien

held up in midfield, pushed along halfway, headway under 2f out, went fourth against far rail inside final furlong, kept on, never on terms

11/4

1st

4

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 73y

15:05 Galway

Navy Seal

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, went second over 2f out, reminders when outpaced and ran green home turn, ran on well to lead inside final furlong, won going away

2/5

Form: 211

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not the easiest colt to assess, as it was a fairly ordinary Leopardstown maiden in which he came up short first time out and he was long odds-on in bossing inferior opposition at Galway (yielding to soft) and Roscommon (yielding); however, clearly very talented and now goes 1m for the first time.

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

2nd

1

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:05 Cork

Stromberg

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway when pushed along on near side of group up the centre from 2f out, soon ridden and went second, kept on but no match for winner

15/8

5th

6

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Stromberg

9st 5lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, staying on when not clear run 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

11/4

1st

2

(7)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 55y

15:27 Roscommon

Stromberg

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway over 2f out, pushed along to lead under 2f out, ridden clear 1f out, kept on well, easily

Evs

100/1

Form: 5

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pedigree a mix of speed and stamina; prominent for a long way at Naas (7f, good to yielding; 20-1) but dropped out to be beaten 6l; has to leave that form miles behind.

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3rd

8

(7)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 40y

19:00 Cork

Ozark Daze

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

ducked left start, prominent, bit short of room on inner under 3f out, switched left 2f out, challenging 1f out, no extra when bit short of room inside final 110yds, no match for first two

12/1

2nd

7

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:50 Dundalk (AW)

Ozark Daze

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

prominent, lost second after 2f

13/2

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Payout
Exacta €155.00
Straight Forecast €195.50
Trifecta €805.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Stromberg

SPOTLIGHT:

Navy Seal

POSTDATA:

Deepone

TOPSPEED:

Stromberg

The Irish Sun:

Navy Seal