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16:50 Curragh

Soft

DMG Media Maiden

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 10 runners
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DMG Media Maiden

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 42-2 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

His second to Little Big Bear in Group 3 here last year stands out a mile but it also did before Navan when turned over at 1-3; better for that comeback but fair chance he's well flattered by his mark of 92.

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1st

4

(6)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Yosemite Valley

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Group 3-placed at two; course 6f maiden winner last September; worn down late by Big Gossey over C&D in November; mastered by the long-priced Easy when favourite for a 7f Listed at Cork on seasonal debut.

4/1

66/1

  • Place: £10.70

Form: 826005

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Well exposed maiden handles soft but won't be winning this.

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10

(8)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

14:35 Navan

Un Bacio Ancora

9st 2lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: P J F Murphy

Has only won an AW claimer in 37 starts but cracking run at the Curragh last time when third of 27 over 6f, only overhauled late on, and has placed form at this trip.

5/1

100/1

  • Place: £16.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Harry Angel gelding picked up for E11,500 as a foal; dam placed 1m/10.6f AW, sister to useful 5f-1m winner Namecheck; jumps yard not known for sprint winners.

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2

(6)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

14:35 Navan

Nouvel Espoir

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: James M Barcoe

Placed in maidens first two starts last year including good second over C&D and looks well treated on that form; shaped like he needed it on seasonal/handicap debut at the Curragh.

13/2

Form: 780045

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Flattered by his mark but ran well at Galway two starts back and twice placed on testing ground over C&D last back-end.

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9th

5

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in 7f maiden here last month but too keen back in handicap company since; return to 1m not an obvious play and others preferred.

12/1

8th

5

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in a 7f maiden here last Friday; previously, had often run well in defeat, in good company at times (has run in three Pattern races); 5f was too sharp here on his penultimate start; 1m should suit

9/2

1st

1

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

made virtually all, clear when nudged along from over 2f out, ridden and ran on from over 1f out

5/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-backed on Punchestown debut, showed plenty of pace until green and caught late over 1m1f; big drop in trip but no flies on her trainer and plenty of family smart over 7f so stiff six might be okay.

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3rd

2

(4)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Veras Secret

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: John James Feane

took keen hold, soon disputed lead, led clearly after 1f

9/2

5th

8

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Veras Secret

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: John James Feane

prominent, went second halfway, briefly led 2f out, headed and lost two places over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

3/1

2nd

3

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:30 Punchestown

Veras Secret

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: John James Feane

Half-sister to winners Brains (prolific 1m, mainly AW; RPR 95), Pure Action (1m AW; 79) and Granny May (7f; 76); dam fourth over 1m only start (59), sister to 7f Group 3 winner Jazz Princess; market best guide on belated debut.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to 5f 2yo AW winner Nevereversaynever, half-brother to 5 winners including Full Moon (7f-1m2f inc AW/Qatar Derby) and Chiricahua (12.6f-1m6f/3m hurdle); dam 6f-7f winner (inc 2yo Listed); cost E105,000 as a yearling.

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1st

3

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Never Cry Never

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J A Stack

Got upset in the stalls when contesting a 5f maiden at Navan last month, fifth to Greek Flower (a handicap winner since) was a respectable effort in the circumstances, and he was a neck in front of today's rival First Gentleman; ran about the place when fifth over 7f here two weeks ago; interesting now with cheekpieces on and Colin Keane aboard.

15/8

5th

2

(10)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Dundalk (AW)

Never Cry Never

9st 8lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: J A Stack

Got upset in the stalls when contesting a 5f maiden at Navan three weeks ago; fifth to Greek Flower (a handicap winner since) was a respectable effort in the circumstances; 7f should suit.

8/1

5th

8

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Never Cry Never

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

Lack of experience was probably a factor on his debut at the Curragh but concerning that he got outpaced over 6f; needs to reverse form with third-placed Nouvel Espoir.

8/1

14/1

Form: 03

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

150s, flattered by his proximity to easy winner at Cork in July; second has done nothing for that form but fourth (now rated 89) certainly has.

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6th

4

(17)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Charlie Brown

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: T J O’Mara

Improved effort stepped up to 7f when a closing fourth in a maiden here last month; quite closely matched with Lauroline on their clash nine days ago, capable of making his presence felt

13/2

4th

1

(10)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Charlie Brown

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: T J O’Mara

took keen hold, soon midfield, bit short of room when switched right from 2f out, soon headway, went third inside final furlong, no extra when lost third towards finish

11/2

4th

15

(12)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Charlie Brown

9st 9lb

T: T J O’Mara

First reserve; good run at Cork in July but well held in two runs since; new trip may suit.

OUR TIP

Form: 332337

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Last month's handicap debut was first time he's been out of the three but can't say he was progressive prior to that; goes on ground and has gone closer over 6f than 7f but still rather be against him than on his side.

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5th

2

(1)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

First Gentleman

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Placed on his first five starts, now looks regressive but could feature in this company since he is rated the equal of Cross Border and finished only just behind Never Cry Never when sixth at Navan.

7/2

6th

4

(15)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

First Gentleman

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Clear prospects on his best form but there are several negatives attached to his profile too; beaten favourite on four occasions since a promising debut at the Curragh in May; appears to have lost form, though run was too bad to be true in 6f Curragh maiden in which Nouvel Espoir was third.

9/2

Form: 9

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost a bit at the sales but slowly away when well beaten on Monday's debut at Fairyhouse (7f); will need more time.

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9th

9

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

16:50 Curragh

A Day In Deauville

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Gillian Scott

prominent

100/1

9th

3

(5)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

17:25 Fairyhouse

A Day In Deauville

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Gillian Scott

Small yard; £35,000 yearling/2yo closely related to 5f-7.4f winner Kodimoor (RPR 73), half-sister to six winners including Corinthia Knight (Listed).

50/1

10th
10 (6)
Loma Larnee

10/1

Form: 04

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Much improved on second start when beaten 1l by stablemate of Vera's Secret at Down Royal (5f, good).

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14

(7)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Loma Larnee

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

refused to race

4/1

2nd

13

(16)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Loma Larnee

9st 6lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: A Oliver

Best of three turf runs was over this trip; made three appearances in quick succession at Dundalk last December, twice made the frame over sprint distances before refusing to start in a 6f contest; one of three runners for Andy Oliver.

10/1

0

9

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Loma Larnee

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: A Oliver

refused to race

11/4

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Payout
Exacta €681.00
Straight Forecast €744.10
Trifecta €21190.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

First Gentleman

The Irish Sun:

Never Cry Never

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Yosemite Valley

POSTDATA:

First Gentleman