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13:05 Curragh

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Runners: 23 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

100-1 shot, no show on debut here 13 days ago; can only be watched.

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19th

1

(5)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

12:10 Curragh

Anyothername

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear of midfield

100/1

14th

1

(14)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Anyothername

9st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield, weakening when short of room inside final furlong

100/1

Abandoned

Form: 04

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Took a step forward on second of two Navan runs earlier this month in first-time tongue tie; more needed here.

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11th

2

(22)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Babyface

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

midfield, in touch with leaders under 2f out, weakened final furlong

25/1

4th

1

(3)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Babyface

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

raced near side, in touch with leaders

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 45

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair form in both starts but still has a fair bit to find in order to play a major role in one of these.

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1

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Bergamasco

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

Won over C&D on handicap debut in November and has run well in defeat twice since but his form could have worked out better; will need to improve to land this.

12/1

5th

2

(7)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bergamasco

9st 10lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

in touch with leaders, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

4

(2)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Bergamasco

9st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Promoted 8lb to 82 after 1m course nursery win, will need to surpass that mark now to cope with 93-rated filly Serious Notions and 95-rated colt Finbar Furey.

8/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Dream Ahead colt cost 6,000euros as a yearling; half-brother to US 1m/1m1f winner Belle Belisa; dam placed 1m-1m4f (inc AW; RPR 71), half-sister to 1m4f Group 3 winner High Heeled; unlikely type to make an immediate impact.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Holy Roman Emperor brother to winners Thunder Eclipse (6f 2yo; RPR 101) and Blossom Promise (French 1m1f-1m4f); dam unraced sister to 1m winner Solar Moon, closely related to 2m Group 3 winner/Derby second Dee Ex Bee; debutant worth a market check.

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2nd

4

(16)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Eclipse Emerald

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

prominent throughout, going easily under 2f out, went second 1f out, no chance with winner final 110yds, kept on

10/1

Form: 4

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Probably surpassed expectations on recent Naas debut (soft) when fourth, albeit beaten 8l; not one to rule out.

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1st

7

(2)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:10 Dundalk (AW)

Eddie G

9st 4lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Well-backed on C&D handicap debut last month, finishing strongly into third, having hit stall when anticipating start; good draw here and major player off same mark.

11/8

3rd

5

(7)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Eddie G

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, headway when switched left under 2f out, went third and kept on inside final 110yds

7/1

7th

4

(12)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Dundalk (AW)

Eddie G

9st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Two runs at 6f; kept on late when long-priced fourth at Naas on debut, beaten 8l; may improve over this trip judged on mid-field finish in a 20-runner 6f maiden at the Curragh.

12/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Slade Power brother to winners Screen Siren (multiple 5f; RPR 89) and Linus Larabee (7f AW; 77), half-brother to winners Louis Leroy (6f; 74), Peddlers Pass (7f AW; 62) and Sabrina Fairchild (6f AW; 77); dam 6f AW winner (76); encouraging jockey booking on debut, market likely informative.

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16th

6

(20)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Free Range Kid

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: Edward Lynam

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield throughout

14/1

Abandoned

Form: 00

Last run: 68 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten both outings over the summer, easily overlooked.

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19th

7

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Funny Face

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: F Costello

midfield, outpaced and dropped to rear 2f out

100/1

11th

5

(1)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

16:15 Cork

Funny Face

9st 7lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: F Costello

Dropped away to finish last of 14 first time out at Fairyhouse; can be ruled out.

100/1

Form: 4454 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to yard's 1,000 Guineas second Lady Kaya showed steady improvement in three runs over this trip, including when beaten under 2l in very valuable median auction event at Naas; didn't quite stay 7f in testing conditions here 13 days ago under a positive ride but good form nonetheless; major player back in trip.

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4th

8

(5)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Kortez Bay

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and prominent under 2f out, outpaced towards far side inside final furlong

5/2

4th

7

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Kortez Bay

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

started quickly, took keen hold, led towards far side alone, going easily 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost two places towards finish

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Starspangledbanner gelding cost 32,000euros as a yearling; brother to 1m2f winner Blueflagflyinghigh (RPR 84), half-brother to winners Goodthingstaketime (US Graded stakes-placed 7.5f/1m inc 2yo; 98) and Mass Gathering (5f/6f inc 2yo; 75); dam unplaced 1m/10.6f (64); newcomer bred for further and best watched.

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4th

3

(6)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Late Night Talking

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

pushed along early, midfield, good headway and prominent after 1f, went second after 2f, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

3rd

4

(4)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Late Night Talking

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

prominent, disputing second over 1f out, kept on but lost second inside final 110yds

2/1

4th

6

(10)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Late Night Talking

9st 7lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

midfield, headway when switched right over 1f out, kept on when hung right inside final furlong, not reach leaders

11/2

Abandoned

Form: 00

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Huge odds and beaten a long way on both previous runs here; eligible for a mark after this.

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6th

10

(23)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Liberty Looming

9st 7lb

J: Gabriella Hill

T: J S Bolger

awkward start, prominent, outpaced towards near side over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

50/1

15th

7

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:10 Curragh

Liberty Looming

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

50-1 and beaten 22l on debut here; longer trip will suit but hard to fancy.

100/1

Form: 05

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Staying on after slowish starts on both runs, improvement at Naas last time; nurseries more likely to be his forte.

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20th

11

(3)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Livin It Up

9st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: John S O’Donoghue

midfield, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased inside final furlong

16/1

5th

3

(6)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

14:30 Naas

Livin It Up

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: John S O’Donoghue

dwelt start, in rear, headway inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, never on terms

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 9

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Plenty keen when well held on Navan debut last week, can only be watched for now.

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3

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

13:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mint Man

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

Was beaten just a neck here in November and bounced back from a lesser C&D effort when beaten a neck again over 6f here 15 days ago with Coulstar in behind (sixth); probably has the speed for the drop back down in trip and sets the standard on form.

5/4

2nd

2

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Mint Man

9st 5lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: P J F Murphy

Improved from two starts on turf when a neck second to the useful-looking Port Augusta (a winner again since) in a C&D conditions event here in November; valid excuse for his eclipse in the race 5f race won by Tarsus here in December, since he was reported to be slightly lame.

4/1

8th

3

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Mint Man

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: P J F Murphy

A much-improved effort from the front over 6f here last time, going down to a smart-looking rival late on; was gelded after that run; has the pace to cope with this drop in trip and should be a big player.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Sea The Moon colt a 50,000gns yearling; half-brother to five winners inc Rashke (1m; RPR 93) and Silken Dancer (1m2f; 83); dam 9.4f-1m4f winner (inc AW/Group 2; 117), half-sister to 6f 2yo Group 2 winner Silent Honor; newcomer bred to want further in time but worth a market nonetheless.

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11th

6

(6)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

My Mate Tony

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Trio of undistinguished runs at this venue, impossible to make a case for on that evidence.

25/1

14th

8

(17)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

My Mate Tony

9st 8lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Two undistinguished runs at this venue; his trainer has much stronger candidates for this.

100/1

12th

8

(7)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

My Mate Tony

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Lost touch from an early stage on debut three weeks ago, Perretti is yard's number one.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

No Nay Never colt a 340,000euros yearling; brother to 7f winner Montego Bay (RPR 82), half-brother to 1m6f winner Pasley (79); dam placed 1m3f AW (62), half-sister to Group 3 winners Lesson In Humility (6f) & Poet's Vanity (7f); newcomer of obvious appeal from top yard.

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1st

13

(18)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Samuel Colt

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, ran green and ridden under 2f out, led 1f out, pushed out and clear final 110yds, easily

9/4

Abandoned

Form: 55

Last run: 116 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown some measure of ability in two runs in good-class maidens here on good ground, not quite getting home over 7f latest; drop back to 6f should suit, much different ground conditions here.

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No Results Found

Form: 47

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't run too badly on Galway debut but well held at Tipperary; big drop in trip here.

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5th

15

(15)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Timeonourside

9st 7lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

led, headed up the centre 1f out, weakened final furlong

33/1

7th

9

(7)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

13:40 Tipperary

Timeonourside

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

midfield

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 89

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Stiff task on debut in valuable sales race here last month and did well in the circumstances, staying on after a slow start into midfield; didn't appear to stay 7f in good-class maiden here 13 days ago and now drops back in trip with hood tried.

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1st

2

(3)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Anvika

9st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Made a decent start to life on this surface and in a first-time hood when a closing second in a C&D maiden last month; well drawn and could go close.

6/1

2nd

8

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Dundalk (AW)

Anvika

8st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

took keen hold, soon midfield

12/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Starspangledbanner filly cost 62,000euros as a foal and 70,000gns as a yearling; half-sister to 6f 2yo winner Gold Award (RPR 72); dam maiden half-sister to 1m 2yo Group 1 winner Zafisio; one of two newcomers for the yard, market should be informative as to their chances.

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3rd

20

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Shandy

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J A Stack

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and prominent over 1f out, went third 1f out, no impression final 110yds

13/2

Form: 5

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Barrier trial fourth didn't threaten on racecourse debut but kept on late in C&D maiden 18 days ago, suggesting she more to offer.

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5th

13

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Thrifty Of Digby

8st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Mrs John Harrington

Profitable filly cost 9,000Euros as a foal; half-sister to winners Arthurian Fable (1m6f; RPR 104) and Liars Corner (1m4f RPR 60); dam unraced half-sister to US 1m2f Grade 1 winner Ave; fourth in Dundalk barrier trial last month; stoutly-bred on the damside, likely all the better for the experience.

12/1

Form: 09

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; well held both recent maidens, eligible for a mark after this.

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6th

4

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Dundalk (AW)

Private Officer

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Some merit in his run in a 6f maiden at the Curragh last month, finishing seventh of 20 with today's rival Irish Annie among those behind; has a decent pedigree and may find his level in handicap company now.

13/2

7th

22

(11)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:20 Curragh

Private Officer

9st 7lb

J: James Ryan

T: J F Levins

midfield, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

Abandoned

Form: 9

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; always behind after slow start on Gowran debut eight days ago.

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9th

9

(9)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

15:05 Gowran Park

Nans View

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Third foal; half-sister to 5f winner Whiskey Priest (RPR 65); unraced dam half-sister to several winners, some fairly useful; probably one to watch.

100/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Third reserve; tame enough Navan debut a week ago, can only be watched.

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5th

8

(6)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

13:45 Dundalk (AW)

Tiger King

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: Richard John O’Brien

Threw away a potential winning opportunity when trying to run out here last week; was green and entitled to the benefit of the doubt; the one to beat if he proves more straightforward.

9/4

4th

3

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Dundalk (AW)

Tiger King

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent, headway and ran green over 1f out, drifted right when challenging inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

16/1

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Verdict

Back in trip KORTEZ BAY can get off the mark at the fifth time of asking. The Ballydoyle debutant Samuel Colt could well prove the main threat, while Thrifty Of Digby could come on enough from a recent debut to feature. [Alan Hewison]