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13:35 Curragh

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Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: 060851 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Career-best at Bellewstown last time over 5f on heavy ground; looks a big player despite a 7lb rise.

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8th

9

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Mickey The Steel

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Gained two heavy-ground wins late last season and form so far this term just okay; fair bit to find although handicapper relenting.

12/1

7th

3

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

in touch with leaders on far side of group, brief headway and prominent under 2f out, weakened 1f out

12/1

9th

3

(1)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Cork

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Up 9lb for two wins at the end of last season; never really got into it behind Real Force at the Curragh but likely to fare better here; trip and ground are an obvious plus.

8/1

Form: 51-500 CD

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Thrived last year, three wins including over C&D; three runs this term below best but has dropped 11lb in the handicap so could be approaching a competitive mark.

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4th

9

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Gordon Bennett

9st 8lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Richard Brabazon

midfield, dropped to rear before halfway, headway against near rail over 1f out, went fourth final strides

10/1

10th

5

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Gordon Bennett

9st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Richard Brabazon

in rear throughout

20/1

Form: 130246 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Bellewstown win in the spring was on heavy, never landed a blow here over 5f on latest; probably a bit high in the handicap right now but in-form rider's claim a positive.

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No Results Found

Form: 505106 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D win came on good ground but has won on soft and not beaten that far here last month from unfavourable low draw; draw again hasn't been kind.

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6th

4

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

The Organiser

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Both wins at 6f and ran with credit on final start of 2023 in a 5f Curragh handicap; feasibly treated but has a poor record fresh.

20/1

Form: 028117 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Took her an age to win but came good in C&D maiden in August and backed it up with handicap win over 7f here on softer ground; out of depth in Listed contest since but claims back in a handicap.

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10th

14

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Dagoda

8st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Dual Curragh winner last season emerged from winter break with eyecatching fourth at same venue nine days ago, finishing strongly after not clear run; interesting contender, better ground no problem.

10/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Dagoda

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Gained back-to-back course wins (6f/7f) last season and was third of 19 after missing the break in a C&D handicap in October; has the form to feature if returning in similar nick.

11/1

Form: 403920 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

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10th

2

(14)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Furnace Creek

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Dual turf winner over about 6f wasn't beaten far in first-time cheekpieces here last time; needs more from 1lb lower with the headgear removed.

12/1

8th

9

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Furnace Creek

9st 9lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

ducked right start, soon prominent

14/1

Form: 11-192 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

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1st

10

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Magical Vision

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway when switched right from 2f out, led going best inside final furlong, ridden and clear inside final 110yds, pushed out

11/2

3rd

8

(2)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Cork

Magical Vision

8st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

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

8/1

6th

9

(1)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Magical Vision

9st 0lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield, headway 2f out, pressed leaders when edged right inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

Form: 653316 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

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8th

5

(1)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Dundalk (AW)

Sunday Sovereign

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Versatile in terms of trip and ground, scoring on soft at the Curragh recently; 0-6 on AW however and has a bit to prove at this stage but is well drawn.

100/30

Form: 865714 CD BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

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9th

7

(3)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Run Forrest Run

9st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

Hold-up sprinter won twice over 6f last term, here and at Cork; should be better for his comeback at latter venue; always needs luck in running but the ground not a problem.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 125154 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

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12th

13

(12)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Distillate

9st 7lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won three times last year during an exceptionally busy campaign; well held by several of these rivals on recent running over C&D and at Navan.

14/1

12th

5

(19)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Distillate

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won three times last year during an exceptionally busy campaign; most recent success achieved at the main expense of today's rival Act Of Unity at Bellewstown; fifth behind Rathbranchurch here in October; big price when in rear at the Curragh last Saturday.

16/1

Abandoned

Form: 793411 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

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9th

9

(2)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Racing Royalty

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Gillian Scott

midfield, some headway on far side of group over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

6/1

5th

9

(10)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

15:45 Leopardstown

Racing Royalty

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

took keen hold, prominent, weakening when lost fourth inside final 110yds

11/2

Form: 010060 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

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17th

13

(8)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

soon led narrowly or disputed lead, headed over 2f out, weakened under 2f out

10/1

13th

16

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

Both wins have come over C&D and he handles heavy; shaped well at Cork three weeks ago and yard does very well with limited runners; on a fair mark and should be bang there.

15/2

Abandoned

Form: -22029

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 71

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2nd

14

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: J F Levins

prominent towards near side, challenging going okay over 1f out, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 765728 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

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1st

3

(20)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Transcendental

10st 1lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won off 75 over 6f at the Curragh last May so this 4lb lower mark gives her a fighting chance; ended last season by going close over this trip at the Curragh, definite chance if fit and ready.

6/1

2nd

12

(6)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Transcendental

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, went second over 2f out, pressed winner over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, just held

16/1

Form: 026621

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

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9th

8

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Greek Flower

9st 1lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: John James Feane

dwelt start, in rear, headway on far side of group over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5/1

1st

12

(17)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Greek Flower

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John James Feane

took keen hold, towards rear, smooth headway towards near side 2f out, ridden and went fourth inside final furlong, hung right but ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, comfortably

12/1

Form: 033060 CD

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

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2nd

14

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Midnight Fire

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

soon midfield, headway on far side of group under 2f out, joined leaders when ridden inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

4/1

2nd

20

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Midnight Fire

8st 11lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

towards rear towards far side, steady headway from over 2f out, challenging when ridden 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

16/1

10th

14

(19)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Midnight Fire

9st 3lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

raced near side, towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, in touch with leaders under 2f out, weakened final furlong

18/1

Abandoned

Form: 9-7434 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

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15th

15

(11)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Siesta Beach

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

prominent, disputing third over 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong

14/1

4th

2

(14)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:50 Navan

Siesta Beach

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Naas maiden winner barely holding her own in handicaps this year until much more encouraging effort last time at the Curragh, finishing strongly into third (behind Hot Whispers and Ever Rock) after being switched; seems to be down to a competitive mark and stiff finish should suit.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 604226

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

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1st

18

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Mercurial

8st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: John J Nallen

prominent towards near side, disputed lead after 1f, led narrowly when groups merged 3f out, ridden and faced challenges from 2f out, ran on inside final 110yds

16/1

9th

1

(21)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Mercurial

10st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

1-25 record a concern but ended the season with C&D second on heavy ground; also finished second twice on soft ground last September.

6/1

2nd

16

(4)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Mercurial

9st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

prominent up the centre throughout, disputed lead 2f out, led 1f out, kept on

16/1

Abandoned

Form: 606900 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

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1st

16

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Pinar Del Rio

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Joe Conlon

travelled strongly, prominent, led narrowly from over 3f out, ridden and ran on final 110yds

6/1

Abandoned

Form: 841900

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

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9th

6

(12)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Hastily

9st 10lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Tom McGuinness

sweating, unruly at the post

33/1

Abandoned

Form: 700

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

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7th

4

(3)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Al Yasat

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Miss Kate McGivern

midfield, outpaced over 1f out

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 150057 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

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7th

5

(8)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

Conversant

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ciaran Murphy

Won this race from a wide draw last year and returns 3lb lower but has really struggled to show anything in two starts this campaign; Keane on board again is a positive and hard to rule out.

6/1

7th

6

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

16:15 Leopardstown

Conversant

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ciaran Murphy

Six-time winner; suited by very soft ground; ran well over 7f on heavy at Galway on penultimate start last season; mid-division over 6f at the Curragh on seasonal debut; Colin Keane rode him then, noteworthy that he sticks with him.

7/1

13th

5

(19)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Conversant

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ciaran Murphy

Six-time winner; suited by very soft ground; of some interest here with Colin Keane booked; ran well over 7f on heavy at Galway on penultimate start last season.

8/1

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Verdict

Wide open. RUN FORREST RUN got no sort of run from off the pace here recently and given more luck in running is taken to reverse form with both Sunday Sovereign and Magical Vision. With a high draw favoured, others to consider include Racing Royalty and Mickey The Steel. [Alan Hewison]