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13:57 Curragh

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 20 runners
  • Win time: 1m 35s
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Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 000-S5

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo went off favourite on handicap debut (slipped up) early this month and eight days later finished creditable fifth behind Blue Peak (and Breezy Zoff) over C&D, having travelled strongly; officially 3lb wrong here; tongue-tie.

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8th

11

(20)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Merisi Diamond

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Martin Brassil

Two readily-achieved wins on heavy ground at this venue (6f/7f) for which he's risen sharply in the ratings; second over 7f at Leopardstown last time and hood tried then is left off here; likely there's still more to come.

4/1

2nd

7

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

15:45 Leopardstown

Merisi Diamond

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Martin Brassil

mounted in chute, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent when pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, went second and kept on from 1f out, no match for winner

15/8

1st

6

(18)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Merisi Diamond

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Martin Brassil

travelled strongly, midfield, headway when switched right under 2f out, led 1f out, soon ridden briefly and ran on well, eased final strides, comfortably

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 183421 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won over an extended 7f at Roscommon earlier in the campaign and back to her best when second at Down Royal last month before good C&D win 13 days ago, beating Breezy Zoff; 7lb rise for that so career-best now needed.

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2nd

21

(21)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Blue Peak

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 2f out, went second inside final furlong, soon no chance with winner, kept on

11/1

2nd

3

(9)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Blue Peak

9st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, headway waiting for room under 2f out, went third 1f out, ran on and went second towards finish, no match for winner

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 262722 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in this race last year off 54 in testing conditions; several second placings this year including over C&D 19 days ago when clear with winner Blue Peak; should be thereabouts again from a good draw.

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16th

2

(15)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Breezy Zoff

10st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Just 1-27 and soundly beaten twice this season; however, has been placed many times and has a squeak if back to form.

22/1

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10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 003216 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

First win for nearly two-and-a-half years on testing ground at Cork last month (beating Breezy Zoff) although behind that rival when only sixth to Blue Peak over C&D off revised mark; has it to do.

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1st

6

(18)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Zephron

9st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Denis W Cullen

soon towards rear towards near side, headway when switched right 2f out, challenging when ridden inside final 110yds, ran on to lead towards finish

8/1

8th

10

(3)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Zephron

9st 4lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Denis W Cullen

Enjoyed an excellent second half to last season; up 15lb for a wide margin win in a Curragh handicap in November when last seen; trip and ground are fine and has a leading chance here.

5/1

1st

20

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Zephron

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Denis W Cullen

midfield, headway up the centre 2f out, pushed along challenging over 1f out, led 1f out, shaken up and went clear inside final furlong, easily

12/1

Form: 078024

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

A 30-race maiden comes here on the back of good C&D fourth but more required off same mark.

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3rd

16

(7)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Now a 34-race maiden, placed eight times but hard to have much confidence in him, since he has been no closer than tenth in three starts this season; has slumped in the rating since 2021 when he had good form including a C&D second in a maiden.

14/1

11th

25

(22)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Mid-division at this venue on seasonal debut; similar at Leopardstown; longstanding maiden (0-33, placed eight times); others preferred.

25/1

18/1

Form: 420470

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Second on soft at Naas in July; beaten 5l when seventh of 19 over C&D two starts back; more needed.

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6th

18

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Singe Anglais

8st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H D McGuigan

midfield, short of room towards near side and switched right 2f out, still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, never on terms

18/1

11th

11

(13)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Singe Anglais

8st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: H D McGuigan

Five-time turf winner on a lengthy losing run; not beaten far in any of his starts this year at a variety of trips; can go well again but others have more pressing claims.

11/1

7th

17

(21)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Singe Anglais

8st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: H D McGuigan

held up in rear

8/1

Form: P25105 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Latest of his five wins came over this trip at Cork in August; didn't get home over a mile on heavy at Bellewstown latest; ideally wants better ground.

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No Results Found

10/1

Form: 0-8641 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Two wins for Pat Fahy at this trip and off the mark for current trainer over extended 5f at Navan, coming from off the pace after a slow start from 5lb out of handicap; runs off 6lb higher mark here but longer trip should suit.

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No Results Found

16/1

Form: 470744

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Has failed to reach the first three in 10 races, okay run at Gowran latest on heavy; 2lb wrong.

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7th

13

(15)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Tiktok Time

8st 13lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: David Marnane

took keen hold, towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, kept on towards near side from 1f out, never on terms

9/1

3rd

14

(11)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Tiktok Time

8st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: David Marnane

took keen hold, towards rear, headway towards far side over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish

33/1

9th

20

(3)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Tiktok Time

8st 10lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

towards rear of midfield, headway towards far side over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

16/1

25/1

Form: -00040

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

AW winner when trained in Britain; fourth over this trip on heavy ground at Down Royal but finished in rear at Leopardstown; blinkers.

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10th

5

(18)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Wild Mountain

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

prominent, soon went second, led halfway, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

25/1

33/1

Form: 00/7

Last run: 192 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Ran okay after huge layoff when seventh in Limerick maiden in April; back from another absence for handicap debut.

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7th

14

(9)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Captured

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Luke Comer

Big price in two handicaps this term but has run with plenty of credit on both occasions; has a bit to find with Stormy Jenn on Naas running.

10/1

4th

17

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Captured

8st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Luke Comer

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent over 2f out, went fourth final strides

33/1

5th

11

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

16:15 Leopardstown

Captured

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Luke Comer

Failed to improve on moderate turf form in two runs at Dundalk in December; 7lb wrong.

50/1

18/1

Form: 7-809

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Beaten a dozen lengths when mid-division on handicap debut at Cork (6f soft/heavy); better for that first run after layoff and tongue-tie fitted.

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5th

14

(14)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

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8st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: C P Donoghue

Not certain to be suited by heavy ground; produced a solid display when fourth of 13 at Dundalk in December; finished in mid-field behind Merisi Diamond on final turf start last year.

14/1

4th

5

(14)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

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9st 2lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: C P Donoghue

Showed ability on debut over 1m here; poor on soft last twice but can better those runs back on this surface.

9/1

12th

6

(16)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Bright Image

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: C P Donoghue

prominent, outpaced under 2f out

18/1

13th
13 (23)
Almost An Angel

25/1

Form: 00-058 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Has struggled for form since leaving David Evans back in 2021, mildly encouraging Listowel run on latest but not enough to warrant an interest in here (3lb wrong).

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14th

10

(14)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Almost An Angel

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: J Larkin

Down now to a basement mark but little sign of late that he can play a hand here, although he didn't run badly here two weeks ago.

14/1

9th

11

(7)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:10 Dundalk (AW)

Almost An Angel

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: J Larkin

Has struggled for form since leaving David Evans in 2021; mildly encouraging performance on the first of two Listowel festival runs; behind Navorosse at the Curragh last week.

25/1

13th

13

(23)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Almost An Angel

8st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: J Larkin

prominent towards near side, lost position 2f out, soon no extra

25/1

20/1

Form: 0-3000

Last run: 111 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 23 starts but went close over 7f at Dundalk in April; well held there on latest and of limited appeal on turf return; 1lb wrong.

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14th

11

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Lily Like

8st 7lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Donal Kinsella

24-race maiden; poor run of form at present but C&D third back in April off 52 was a good run so not one to totally rule out, despite being 2lb wrong here.

16/1

14th

16

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Lily Like

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Donal Kinsella

slowly into stride, towards rear, some headway from over 1f out, never dangerous

20/1

16/1

Form: 040093

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Maiden showed improvement off reduced mark at Thurles recently but not sure if this drop in trip is what she wants.

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11th

7

(15)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:50 Leopardstown

Roman Palace

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Ran well on soft at Thurles last year and off the mark on Dunalk AW in January; not much luck in running at same venue last month so could still have more to offer off this mark.

15/2

Form: 346232 BF

Last run: 130 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Knocking on the door over the summer in 3yo handicaps, just denied at both Roscommon and Limerick (hung right) and in between finished third at Gowran; back from four months' absence and has form on heavy so don't rule out.

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12

(13)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Master Garvey

9st 5lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

7f winner on heavy in March; just mid-division in his subsequent starts at 7f/1m; only previous run over 1m2f (fourth of 14) was on the sharper Dundalk circuit.

12/1

8th

8

(21)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Master Garvey

9st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Got off the mark over 7f here last month but couldn't cope with this mark against Summer Snow at Gowran last time; run well but vulnerable.

8/1

7th

3

(15)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Master Garvey

9st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Took a good while to get off the mark but that breakthrough success at Naas (7f, heavy) had been coming and he was clear until clawed back late on; hit with a 9lb rise but has run well off this figure in the past.

7/2

25/1

Form: 076-0U

Last run: 59 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden reared up and unseated rider at start last time; visor tried; 6lb wrong.

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17th

14

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Ballybeg Boy

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Steve Jones

midfield, outpaced up the centre under 2f out

25/1

Form: 065000 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Dual soft ground winner last year has yet to score this campaign, despite declining mark; others look more likely.

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1st

11

(16)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

Gegenpressing

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

started quickly, soon in touch with leaders, headway on near side of group from over 2f out, led and ridden over 1f out, soon clear, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

14/1

7th

17

(27)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Gegenpressing

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

3-37 on turf; on a long losing sequence but could be given an each-way chance following sixth of 20 over C&D last month.

9/1

Form: 7737-

Last run: 418 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Standout run from four maiden efforts last year when good third here over 6f on good ground; absent for 13 months and hard to fancy on handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces; unproven on ground.

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19th

7

(12)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

The Penny

9st 6lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

prominent up the centre, weakened quickly halfway, eased final furlong

16/1

7th

8

(5)

8th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:25 Laytown

The Penny

9st 12lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

slightly awkward start, soon prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along 3f out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened over 1f out

6/1

12/1

Form: 790073

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Modest form for Jessica Harrington; showed a bit more in handicaps on testing ground of late but still good bit more likely required here (3lb wrong).

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18

(4)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Sunday Evening

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Paul W Flynn

Sole placing in ten starts came in a 1m Gowran handicap last October; not achieved much in either run since and she's unproven over this far.

16/1

9th

15

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

16:15 Leopardstown

Sunday Evening

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Paul W Flynn

Modest form for Jessica Harrington; shaped quite well in a heavy-ground handicap at Gowran last October; reportedly lost her action when in rear at the Curragh on her final start; tongue-tie on now; 4lb out of the handicap.

10/1

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Exacta €167.00
Straight Forecast €143.70
Tricast €627.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Merisi Diamond

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Master Garvey

POSTDATA:

Breezy Zoff

The Irish Sun:

Merisi Diamond