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15:37 Curragh

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Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
9 (10)
Kermiya

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 705325 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden after six starts but a fine effort at Navan over 1m6f before slightly unlucky when 2nd in a 1m4f Galway handicap; disappointing Listowel run might have come too soon after; drops in trip but considered.

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1st

9

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Kermiya

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, headway towards near side under 2f out, went second when carried left inside final furlong, ran on well challenging and clear with one other final 110yds, just held, finished 2nd, placed 1st

12/1

5th

3

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:00 Listowel

Kermiya

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Some promise in maidens and fine efforts both handicaps, at Navan over 1m6f and notably at Galway last time over this trip when didn't get the clearest of runs; big player.

7/2

9/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 042213 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Yard is having a great year and this gelding got off the mark at Thurles over 1m4f before a solid run at Naas over an extended 1m2f; same mark today and should run well.

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4th

5

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Alfalfa

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

Like many from this yard, has been in fine form on turf including 1m4f win at Thurles; first past the post over 1m2f at the Curragh yesterday but demoted for causing interference; well beaten only previous run on AW.

9/2

2nd

6

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Alfalfa

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

midfield, good headway and went second over 2f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, faced challenge inside final 110yds, kept on well, finished 1st, placed 2nd

9/1

3rd

7

(2)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Alfalfa

9st 11lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear, headway up the centre under 2f out, went third over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

5/2

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: -76426

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come at Gowran, including on soft ground a year ago; some decent runs in defeat mixing hurdles and Flat this year; considered.

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10th

1

(17)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Stormy Jenn

10st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: P Cluskey

Only two wins in a 30-race Flat career but both have come at this venue; worth considering now after recent Naas second on her seasonal debut; has an edge over Captured.

4/1

2nd

1

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Stormy Jenn

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: P Cluskey

soon prominent, led on inner over 3f out, joined under 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

10/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -69542 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won at Navan on heavy ground last year; solid efforts in defeat lately but has raced keenly and will have to settle better in these testing conditions.

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4th

2

(1)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Bridge Of Dawn

10st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

raced in second and pressed leader, led again after 4f, clear under 3f out, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

7/1

2nd

7

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Bridge Of Dawn

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, pressed leader, led after 1f, switched left and raced wide after 2f, switched right before halfway, ridden when headed under 2f out, kept on, no match for winner

12/1

Form: -79806 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Second runner for the owner; two wins for Ger Lyons in 2021 came on heavy ground; not at that level now mixing with hurdles; dropping in the weights but still needs more.

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6th

11

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Team Of Firsts

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

towards rear

12/1

5th

7

(9)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Team Of Firsts

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick J Flynn

towards rear, headway into midfield 2f out, briefly went fourth inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds

22/1

Form: 005479

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since June 2021 but some decent runs in defeat this year, notably when 2nd at Leopardstown on seasonal debut in April; beaten 6l by stablemate Global Energy there last time and more needed.

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6th

1

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

New Hill

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

towards rear, headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on, never on terms

20/1

9th

4

(14)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

New Hill

9st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Both wins were over 7f on goodish ground in 2021; placed over C&D on heavy ground in the past and her penultimate effort was encouraging.

10/1

Form: 5S0020

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Best run when 2nd in a 1m1f Tipperary handicap on yielding ground but was way below that level when too keen with blinkers over 1m4f at Bellewstown since; cheekpieces back on and the drop in trip could help.

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7th

20

(14)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Snowhaven

9st 4lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 1f out, kept on

14/1

11th

7

(12)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

17:10 Bellewstown

Snowhaven

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

took keen hold, prominent early, soon steadied and in touch with leaders

11/2

Form: -57404

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Dual-purpose maiden has run well in defeat a number of times under both codes; close 4th at Gowran last time over 1m4f; might find this trip a bit short but a player nonetheless.

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12th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Inchiquin Maid

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: David Kenneth Budds

in rear, not fluent 3rd

20/1

14/1

Form: 3-2348

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner is a maiden in six Flat starts but some decent runs, including at this track; well beaten on chasing debut last time but handles testing ground and has a chance.

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10th

5

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Douglas Dc

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win in 25 races was in a maiden hurdle in April 2022 for Gordon Elliott; this season's first two starts for new yard were his best efforts for a while, but his placings behind runaway winners at Sandown on last two outings do not read so well; not proven beyond 2m1f and unraced over this far; acts on soft.

20/1

3rd

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:20 Sandown

Douglas Dc

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win in 24 races under rules was in a maiden hurdle in April 2022 for Gordon Elliott; goes well on soft ground (runner-up on heavy on Flat) and this season's first two starts for new yard were his best efforts for a while; second of eight in a military race over C&D latest, behind a runaway winner but this 6yo is still one to consider.

9/2

2nd

1

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Douglas Dc

12st 2lb

J: Sgt Nathan Rahman

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win in 23 rules races was in a maiden hurdle in April 2022 for Gordon Elliott; goes well on soft ground and, after running his best race for a while at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft), he found everything happening too fast at Kempton behind the smart Rare Edition; can do better this time.

10/1

Form: 459524

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 8 Flat starts but several decent runs in defeat, including when 4th over C&D last time in similar conditions; should run well down 1lb.

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6th

7

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:23 Chester

Giselles Defence

9st 1lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Ian Williams

Failed to win in Ireland but he went close at Nottingham on his stable debut last month before an easy win at Pontefract nine days ago (1m2f, soft); 3lb well in under a penalty and the return of cheekpieces could have a positive effect; strong claims.

9/4

1st

6

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Giselles Defence

9st 1lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Ian Williams

Showed some fair form without winning for Gavin Cromwell and he made a good start for his new yard when runner-up in 1m2f Nottingham handicap 11 days ago; he can go well again off the same mark.

9/2

2nd

8

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Giselles Defence

9st 5lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Ian Williams

15-race maiden who returns from a break for this stable debut (ex-Gavin Cromwell); however, he's on a handy mark on his best Irish form (including on testing ground) and he's not ruled out; watch the betting.

11/2

Form: 82-7

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Just denied in a 1m Killarney maiden on soft ground a year ago; first run since when beaten 6l in a Listowel maiden last month; should have improved from that and can be a player.

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14th

5

(10)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Fashion Flair

9st 11lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: John S O’Donoghue

midfield

20/1

11th

2

(12)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Fashion Flair

10st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: John S O’Donoghue

towards rear, outpaced 2f out, bit short of room over 1f out, kept on but drifted left inside final furlong, never on terms

10/1

16/1

Form: 876410

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Won her second race when taking a Gowran handicap in August but was way below that level next time out; well beaten over hurdles since; this ground is a question.

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6th

2

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 115y

17:10 Tipperary

Slamadoor

11st 7lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

early mistakes, took keen hold, midfield, some headway 2 out, no extra when not fluent last

25/1

12th

15

(3)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Slamadoor

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jarlath P Fahey

in touch with leaders on inner, briefly went second 3f out, weakened gradually from under 2f out

16/1

15/2

Form: 596012 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Returned to form lately, winning a Navan handicap over this trip and a fine 2nd over a bit shorter at Gowran last time; up another 3lb but handles this ground, so considered.

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4

(4)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Patrick Street

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Two good turf runs in October, winning at Navan and runner-up at Gowran; subsequent AW form not so good but runs well fresh, acts on easy ground and nice draw so respected.

12/1

6th

2

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Patrick Street

9st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Two good turf runs in October, winning at Navan and runner-up at Gowran; course winner never landed a blow when beaten 3l over C&D last time but drawn better here.

11/1

7th

3

(16)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Patrick Street

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

8/1

13/2

Form: 368552

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won a 1m Gowran maiden in 2022 and some solid efforts in defeat this season, including when 2nd off this mark at Naas last time; hood worn then is retained and handles this ground, so a chance.

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14th

11

(16)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

La Dame Blanche

9st 11lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Michael Mulvany

took keen hold, led narrowly, headed after 4f, weakened quickly 2f out

13/2

2nd

8

(10)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

La Dame Blanche

9st 9lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Michael Mulvany

led, clear under 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

12/1

Form: 029784

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

First reserve; won twice in October 2022 on testing ground; inconsistent this year but a solid 4th at Leopardstown last time over this trip and a player if building upon that.

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1st

15

(22)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Speckled Meadow

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Don Browne

Won twice in October 2022 on testing ground; inconsistent last year, though she ran well over 7f here in July and over a longer trip on her penultimate start.

20/1

Form: 943427

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Won a 2yo maiden at Galway last year and some decent runs in defeat this year up to 1m5f; a lesser effort at Down Royal last time but has been freshened up and handles soft; possibilities.

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5th

7

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Evenings Empire

10st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

1-15 on the Flat but stayed well; beaten between 8l and 21l in three Irish maidens won by smart novices (hooded the last twice) and it could well be that today's quicker ground will benefit, as was the case on the Flat; an interesting handicap debutante; races prominently.

11/2

5th

16

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

Evenings Empire

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led narrowly, headed but prominent halfway, not fluent 3 out, weakened from last

14/1

9th

18

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Evenings Empire

10st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led, mistake 2 out, headed home turn, weakened approaching last

12/1

14/1

Form: 054105 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

His second win came over 1m at this track last month on soft ground; poor effort at Navan since but a better run at Gowran last time; more needed off same mark.

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Form: 5-46

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Best of three maiden runs was on debut last year; beaten 18l at Gowran over just short of this trip last time; will need more even dropped into handicap company.

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13th

7

(6)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Catwalk Couture

9st 4lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Minor promise in maidens but struggled in handicaps so far, first-time blinkers last time having no discernible effect; handicapper giving her a chance mind.

14/1

7th

4

(6)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Catwalk Couture

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

prominent, outpaced under 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

9th

6

(13)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Catwalk Couture

9st 6lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in rear

22/1

14/1

Form: -64675

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Best run when 4th in a 1m Naas maiden on soft ground; beaten nearly 5l at Gowran last time and has to find more off the same mark.

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11th

1

(8)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Awqaat

10st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Maiden is 0-7 on turf, encountering heavy ground of late in handicaps including far effort at Gowran; AW debut off the same mark.

9/1

19th

12

(23)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Awqaat

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly under 4f out, eased from 2f out

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €692.00
Straight Forecast €499.30
Tricast €7403.90
Trifecta €14753.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Velvet And Vine

SPOTLIGHT:

Fashion Flair

POSTDATA:

Giselles Defence

The Irish Sun:

Velvet And Vine