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Fifty Stars “What About Those First Foals” (Pro/Am) Flat Race

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Fifty Stars “What About Those First Foals” (Pro/Am) Flat Race

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Eighth foal; half-brother to winners Downthecellar (1m7f-2m2f chase), Commandant (2m/2m5f hurdle/chase), Harvey's Quay (2m hurdle/3m chase), Betty Dutton (2m4f hurdle) and Gwen Tadhg (2m1f/2m2f hurdle); dam bumper/useful 2m hurdle winner; home-bred son of Zambezi Sun and related to plenty of stable winners; hooded for his debut.

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11th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Balovale

11st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: E J O’Grady

Eighth foal; half-brother to winners Downthecellar (1m7f-2m2f chase), Commandant (2m/2m5f hurdle/chase), Harvey's Quay (2m hurdle/3m chase), Betty Dutton (2m4f hurdle) and Gwen Tadhg (2m1f/2m2f hurdle); dam bumper/useful 2m hurdle winner; home-bred son of Zambezi Sun and related to plenty of stable winners; hooded for his debut.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Seventh foal; half-brother to 5f-6f winner Aleef (inc AW; RPR 99); dam unplaced 7f AW 2yo (48), half-sister to useful 1m2f-2m winner Aajel out of 1m6f winning granddaughter of Height Of Fashion (dam of Nashwan and Nayef); Flat-bred newcomer by Fast Company and probably best watched on debut.

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13th

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Call Back Tuesday

11st 10lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Anthony McCann

Seventh foal; half-brother to 5f-6f winner Aleef (inc AW; RPR 99); dam unplaced 7f AW 2yo (48), half-sister to useful 1m2f-2m winner Aajel out of 1m6f winning granddaughter of Height Of Fashion (dam of Nashwan and Nayef); Flat-bred newcomer by Fast Company and probably best watched on debut.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Eighth foal; brother to point winner River Voyage; dam unplaced 1m3f-1m4f in France, half-sister to French 1m2f Group 1 winner Khalkevi out of 1m1f/10.5f Group 3 winning half-sister to smart 2m-2m5f hurdle winner Khayrawani; nice mixture of speed and stamina in his pedigree; stable won this two years ago.

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4th

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Frogman

11st 10lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Richard John O’Brien

Eighth foal; brother to point winner River Voyage; dam unplaced 1m3f-1m4f in France, half-sister to French 1m2f Group 1 winner Khalkevi out of 1m1f/10.5f Group 3 winning half-sister to smart 2m-2m5f hurdle winner Khayrawani; nice mixture of speed and stamina in his pedigree; stable won this two years ago.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; half-brother to 2m1f hurdle winner Invictus Machin; twice-raced dam placed French 2m1f hurdle, half-sister to winners Le Chablis (2m6f Grade 1 chase) and Feroe (2m4f Listed chase; dam of very smart chaser Le Mercurey); French-bred newcomer and bred to do well over further; attrective rider booking.

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7th

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Kaikoura

11st 10lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: J P Dempsey

Fourth foal; half-brother to 2m1f hurdle winner Invictus Machin; twice-raced dam placed French 2m1f hurdle, half-sister to winners Le Chablis (2m6f Grade 1 chase) and Feroe (2m4f Listed chase; dam of very smart chaser Le Mercurey); French-bred newcomer and bred to do well over further; attractive rider booking.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam well held in 3 runs at 10.5f in France, half-sister to useful 2m1f-2m4f hurdle/chase winner De Boitron and French Flat winners Pondimari (1m1f-1m5f) and La Vie De Boitron (13.7f); stable has done well with its bumper runners in the past year or so with the champion amateur booked.

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1st

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Shuttle Diplomacy

11st 10lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: Thomas Cooper

Third foal; dam well held in 3 runs at 10.5f in France, half-sister to useful 2m1f-2m4f hurdle/chase winner De Boitron and French Flat winners Pondimari (1m1f-1m5f) and La Vie De Boitron (13.7f); stable has done well with its bumper runners in the past year or so with the champion amateur booked.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam runner-up at 1m4f (RPR 68)/twice-raced maiden hurdler, out of 1m2f/1m4f Flat and 2m2f hurdle winner Miss Ailbhe; home-bred newcomer and likely to be suited by the ground; best watched on debut though.

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16th

14

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

Squire Darlin

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield

100/1

10th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Squire Darlin

11st 10lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Michael Mulvany

First foal; dam runner-up at 1m4f (RPR 68)/twice-raced maiden hurdler, out of 1m2f/1m4f Flat and 2m2f hurdle winner Miss Ailbhe; home-bred newcomer and likely to be suited by the ground; best watched on debut though.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-brother to French 1m4f/1m5f winner Zaniyka (RPR 87); dam 1m2f-1m4f winner (inc Group 3; 103), out of 1m4f AW winning half-sister to Listed winners Zanughan (1m4f) and Zand (10.5f), is granddaughter of 1m4f winner; from a typical middle-distance Aga Khan family and the rider booking is an attractive one.

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8th

10

(13)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Zazir

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Last week's fourth was encouraging but that was over 1m4f; this trip may be too sharp.

14/1

4th

5

(12)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zazir

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, prominent 3f out, went third under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, lost third towards finish

22/1

7th

10

(5)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:05 Dundalk (AW)

Zazir

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Aga Khan-bred gelding made little impression in a Naas bumper; this type of race may suit better but best watched for the moment; tongue-tie on now.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam 1m2f AW winner (RPR 81), half-sister to winners Jouska (5f 2yo/6f Listed), Wasim (useful 6.5f-7f inc 2yo/dirt), Demonstration (9.4f-1m2f inc AW) and Object (6f 2yo inc AW) out of US 1m winner; quite a speedily-bred newcomer by Churchill; best watched unless the market says otherwise.

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12th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Im Flattered

11st 3lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Third foal; dam 1m2f AW winner (RPR 81), half-sister to winners Jouska (5f 2yo/6f Listed), Wasim (useful 6.5f-7f inc 2yo/dirt), Demonstration (9.4f-1m2f inc AW) and Object (6f 2yo inc AW) out of US 1m winner; quite a speedily-bred newcomer by Churchill; best watched unless the market says otherwise.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Eleventh foal; closely related to winners Elusive Time (5.7f-1m, inc 2yo/Swedish Listed; RPR 105) and Farzan (Scandinavian 6f-1m), half-sister to Italian 1m/8.7f winner Afterallthistime; dam placed 5f 2yo (64) out of half-sister to 7f 2yo Listed winner; newcomer by Elusive Pimpernel entitled to automatic respect from these quarters and likely to head the market.

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14th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Kelley Kapowski

11st 3lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Eleventh foal; closely related to winners Elusive Time (5.7f-1m, inc 2yo/Swedish Listed; RPR 105) and Farzan (Scandinavian 6f-1m), half-sister to Italian 1m/8.7f winner Afterallthistime; dam placed 5f 2yo (64) out of half-sister to 7f 2yo Listed winner; newcomer by Elusive Pimpernel entitled to automatic respect from these quarters and likely to head the market.

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam 2m4f hurdle/2m5f chase winner, half-sister to winners AJP Kingdom (bumper and 2m5f/2m7f hurdle), Constant Friday (2m4f hurdle) and Mr Palmtree (2m7f/3m1f chase) out of 2m chase winner; home-bred daughter of Wings Of Eagles from a stable that won this race twice in the last ten years; trainer also won with the dam.

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5th

13

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Naas

Paudies Wings

11st 3lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: David Harry Kelly

Second foal; dam 2m4f hurdle/2m5f chase winner, half-sister to winners AJP Kingdom (bumper and 2m5f/2m7f hurdle), Constant Friday (2m4f hurdle) and Mr Palmtree (2m7f/3m1f chase) out of 2m chase winner; home-bred daughter of Wings Of Eagles from a stable that won this race twice in the last ten years; trainer also won with the dam.

14/1

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Verdict

Complete guesswork here. Shuttle Diplomacy commends plenty of respect, as does Balovale, related to plenty of winners from the stable. Kelley Kapowski might be the market leader from Cullentra and Zazir appeals on pedigree. No more than a sporting selection goes to PAUDIE’S WINGS from a stable that usually lines one up for this race with some success. [Justin O’Hanlon]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Kelley Kapowski

The Irish Sun:

Kelley Kapowski