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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nursery Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £20884.96
  • 0m 5f 205y
  • 13 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nursery Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £25.50
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 440251 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Experienced filly; second at Navan on nursery debut; not as good over 6f at Fairyhouse in race won by Gloucester; beat her shorter-priced stablemate Dramatic Entrance at Navan 10 days ago; not much between the pair.

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11th

8

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:10 Naas

Glamorously

8st 9lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Handles this ground well; won a pair of nurseries at Navan and here before disappointing on her first try at this trip at Leopardstown in October; better can be expected.

10/1

5th

1

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

14:30 Leopardstown

Glamorously

9st 12lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Got off the mark in a Navan nursery over 5.5f under this rider before doubling up in the Birdcatcher nursery at Naas a week ago; raised a hefty 7lb for that narrow win and this new trip is a question.

11/4

1st

12

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Glamorously

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, ran on well up the centre to lead towards finish

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 362372

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Placed four times from six outings, including in three of her four races at this venue; 2lb out of the handicap but good apprentice aboard and could go well from a potentially favourable number one draw.

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7th

3

(6)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Back Down Under

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Padraig Roche

Showed versatility as to ground when runner-up in a good ground Down Royal maiden and a heavy ground Naas nursery; first try on polytrack and overall form more than good enough to make an impact here.

4/1

2nd

13

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Back Down Under

8st 7lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Padraig Roche

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders over 2f out, led up the centre over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, headed towards finish

12/1

2nd

6

(7)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:50 Down Royal

Back Down Under

9st 1lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Padraig Roche

Placed in three of her five maidens and seems fine at 5f and 6f; balance of form leaves her with a bit to find and Naas last time was her least effective run yet.

11/2

20/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 45935

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Best run in five starts came on nursery debut over 6f at the Curragh on penultimate run; closely matched with Carnegie Hall on that evidence.

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3rd

18

(3)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Cork

Staysound Susie

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent towards far side, pressed leader under 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed final 110yds, lost second towards finish

6/1

3rd

8

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Staysound Susie

9st 3lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, headway up the centre over 1f out, ran on and went third inside final 110yds, no match for first two

2/1

3rd

10

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Staysound Susie

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 541661 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won a Navan maiden over 5f on soft before lesser runs in a Curragh nursery and C&D sales race; won a valuable Cork nursery on first start for this stable; further progress is feasible.

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4th

2

(15)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Ocean Baroque

9st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Daniel James Murphy

midfield

13/2

1st

2

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Cork

Ocean Baroque

9st 8lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Daniel James Murphy

prominent, led going best over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong

6/1

6th

10

(7)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Ocean Baroque

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kieran P Cotter

ducked right start, bumped rival start, towards rear of midfield

14/1

Form: 06141 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won 5f Cork maiden on fourth start; did not run badly despite last-place finish in four-runner event at Navan; any doubts erased when he won a 6f Fairyhouse nursery in good style, with Gold Coast Galleon third and Glamorously fifth; up 9lb but may remain competitive with help of rider's 5lb claim.

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4th

3

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

15:01 Leopardstown

Gloucester

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Two wins to his name including a nursery; 93 rating leaves him with plenty to find, and he could manage only fifth off that mark in last week's Birdcatcher at Naas; stepping up to 7f for the first time on his eighth start.

8/1

5th

1

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Gloucester

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

prominent

7/1

1st

1

(4)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:55 Fairyhouse

Gloucester

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

16s, took Cork maiden at fourth attempt; doubts raised by his last-place finish at Navan, yet that was still a nice run; not really sure about this mark.

3/1

10/1

Form: 2703

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Two moderate runs after debut second at Cork; much more like it last time when third behind two British-trained runners in a valuable sales race at the Curragh.

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1st

2

(7)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Clarita

9st 1lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, smooth headway challenging under 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well and clear towards finish

4/1

2nd

6

(8)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Clarita

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Lost her way after an excellent second in a Cork maiden on debut in June; much more like it when fourth in a 7f maiden here last month; cheekpieces tried here and the drop back in trip should suit; the one to beat.

7/2

4th

1

(15)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Clarita

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, switched right towards near side 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost third towards finish

16/1

20/1

Form: 267048

Last run: 79 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Beaten a neck by subsequent Albany Stakes and Cheveley Park winner Porta Fortuna on debut at the Curragh; fourth of nine in her first nursery; soundly beaten in a Leopardstown maiden last time; 2lb out of the handicap.

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9th

11

(3)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:10 Naas

Neo Smart

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Failed to progress from a promising Curragh debut last April before scoring on her AW debut in a Dundalk maiden in November; others preferred here; 3lb out of the handicap.

14/1

1st

12

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Neo Smart

8st 11lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, soon prominent, went second after 1f, challenging when ridden under 2f out, led inside final furlong, briefly headed final 110yds, rallied when led again towards finish

10/1

Form: 2433

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Solid efforts all starts, pick of them his fourth of 23 behind subsequent Listed winner Megarry in Curragh maiden; visor on now after last month's Dundalk third.

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4th

4

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:10 Curragh

Perfect Judgement

9st 4lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Solid maiden turf form at two and improvement both AW starts this year in 6f conditions events at Dundalk, asserting late to win in January and then short of room at crucial stage when close third last month; cheekpieces now fitted for turf return, should go well if handling the conditions.

7/2

3rd

4

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

19:50 Dundalk (AW)

Perfect Judgement

9st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

held up in last and in touch with leaders

13/2

1st

4

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Perfect Judgement

9st 5lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Solid form on his first four starts, pick of them his fourth of 23 behind subsequent Listed winner Megarry in a 6f Curragh maiden last August; fair third in a C&D maiden in September; put a blot on his record when an unplaced favourite for the Birdcatcher Nursery at Naas; gelded since.

6/1

Form: 5302

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Second in her first nursery, beaten 1 1/4l by stablemate Glamorously; 6lb out of the handicap but rider is well worth his 5lb claim; first time with cheekpieces.

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7th

9

(3)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dramatic Entrance

8st 10lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Much improved second on handicap debut at Navan last month, stiff task later in month from out of handicap in valuable Naas nursery when reportedly hung right; not out of it back in maiden company but surprising if she played a major role.

8/1

9th

15

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Dramatic Entrance

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Mrs John Harrington

soon led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

2nd

5

(10)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 164y

14:25 Navan

Dramatic Entrance

9st 5lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Showed some ability in three maidens over further but bred for sprinting; one to consider on handicap bow, so check the market.

10/1

16/1

Form: 0333

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Plenty of merit in his last three runs but those have been over 1m; hard to know if this drop in trip will suit.

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6th

3

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Gandolfo

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Placed in three of his four runs in maidens last season, at 1m and a little further; boasts form linked to a couple of useful Ballydoyle juveniles; found 6f inadequate in the Birdcatcher Nursery; has been gelded and is now blinkered for the first time; should handle the ground and holds a leading chance.

2/1

10th

5

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Gandolfo

8st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

16/1

3rd

2

(4)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

15:50 Galway

Gandolfo

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

led at steady pace, increased tempo over 2f out, ridden and headed final 110yds, weakened and lost second towards finish

2/1

11th
9 (11)
Jalaybee

8/1

Form: 232

Last run: 154 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Well worth considering on early-season maiden form; Navan second is especially noteworthy since the winner Givemethebeatboys finished fourth in the Coventry and has made the frame in two Group 1 races; has been gelded and is now blinkered.

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9th

9

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:10 Curragh

Jalaybee

8st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Placed in three early season maidens last year (including on heavy); well beaten after a break in the Birdcatcher but ran up to form in Cork maiden last month in first-time cheekpieces; place claims.

10/1

5th

5

(8)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Cork

Jalaybee

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Placed in three early season maidens last year; well beaten after a five month break in the Birdcatcher; wears cheekpieces here and not one to dismiss easily.

6/1

11th

9

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Jalaybee

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

towards rear

8/1

Form: 23

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Beaten odds-on favourite when second of four on his debut over 5f at Dundalk in April; returned from a break to finish third in a maiden over this trip at the Curragh three weeks ago; form of the race was boosted by the winner Pipsy in winning a Listed race at Dundalk; open to improvement.

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12th

7

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Emperor Of Rome

8st 9lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent

9/2

Form: 55032

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Placed on both nursery outings; not certain to reverse Fairyhouse form with Gloucester having gone up 4lb for subsequent Down Royal second.

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0

6

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Gold Coast Galleon

8st 11lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, keeping on when slipped up under 3f out

8/1

2nd

1

(1)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Down Royal

Gold Coast Galleon

9st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Promise on debut at Naas but didn't go on from that; gelded after disappointing second start but was a solid 3rd on nursery debut at Fairyhouse and could have more to offer under same rider.

2/1

3rd

2

(6)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:55 Fairyhouse

Gold Coast Galleon

9st 4lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Regressed since pleasing Naas start in winners' race when only 9-2; has to be risky with handicapper taking no chance but hard to asses; flopped on soft latest.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €1881.00
Straight Forecast €1095.80
Tricast €19430.50
Trifecta €19734.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Emperor Of Rome

TOPSPEED:

Ocean Baroque

POSTDATA:

Glamorously

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Back Down Under

The Irish Sun:

Emperor Of Rome