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15:30 Leopardstown

Heavy

P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £25652.17
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 5 runners
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P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.50
  • Place: £7.50

Form: 38313-

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Formerly trained in UK where he won a Bath novice over 1m on soft last autumn; limitations exposed in this company when beaten 9l in the Zetland Stakes next time; new yard but has plenty to find.

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1st

2

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Dallas Star

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Adrian Murray

soon led, headed and raced in second from under 5f out, led again when ridden over 1f out, stayed on, pushed out, comfortably

33/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Dallas Star

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

From a tactical standpoint the race panned out in his favour at Bath (1m, soft) last week, opening his account at the fourth attempt; faces a stiffer task in this field and looks unlikely to follow up.

16/1

1st

4

(3)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:32 Bath

Dallas Star

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Has strong form claims after running respectably in the Chesham at Royal Ascot before finishing third behind a subsequent Listed-placed horse at Newmarket (good to soft); an 80-day absence is a tad worrying but 1m will be fine and he should go close.

5/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 31-

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third runner for yard; got off the mark on second start when taking a 1m maiden at Gowran in heavy ground; the third home was an impressive Curragh maiden winner since; has to find improvement but can run respectably if doing so.

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4th

9

(9)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 1

15:00 Lingfield

The Euphrates

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: A P O’Brien

Big-race entries include Derby; 800,000gns yearling buy, by Frankel from family of Golan; won maiden at Gowran (1m, heavy) in October on second start, despite carrying head high; 7-1, stayed on never nearer, passing odds-on stablemate Illinois, when second of five in Group 3 at Leopardstown (1m2f, heavy) five weeks ago; this longer trip will help with further progress.

5/1

2nd

5

(1)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

The Euphrates

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A P O’Brien

Third runner for yard; got off the mark on second start when taking a 1m maiden at Gowran in heavy ground; the third home was an impressive Curragh maiden winner since; has to find improvement but can run respectably if doing so.

6/1

1st

7

(10)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

14:30 Gowran Park

The Euphrates

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

slowly into stride, soon recovered into midfield, in touch with leaders when pushed along over 3f out, ridden from over 2f out, headway up the centre over 1f out, led when carried head high and ran green inside final furlong, ran on

4/1

OUR TIP

13/8

Form: 13- BF

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Was a no-nonsense winner of a Curragh maiden over a mile on debut before running a fine race behind stablemate Los Angeles in a Saint-Cloud Group 1 over this trip; handles these ground conditions and is seemingly his powerful yard's first-string so respected.

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2nd

5

(1)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 1

15:00 Lingfield

Illinois

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Big-race entries include the Derby; half-brother to Arc and King George winner Danedream; won a Curragh maiden (1m1f, soft) before close third in a Saint-Cloud Group 1 (1m2f, very soft); comprehensively turned over at 8-11 in a Leopardstown Group 3 (1m2f, heavy; The Euphrates second) on reappearance to dent his credentials, but it does look as if 1m4f+ will suit him well.

5/2

3rd

3

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Illinois

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Was a no-nonsense winner of a Curragh maiden over a mile on debut before running a fine race behind stablemate Los Angeles in a Saint-Cloud Group 1 over this trip; handles these ground conditions and is seemingly his powerful yard's first-string so respected.

13/8

1st

5

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:10 Curragh

Illinois

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Galileo colt; brother to three winners including Venice Beach (1m4f including Group 3; RPR 113) and Broadway (1m/9.4f including Group 3; 106), half-brother to four winners including Danedream (6f-1m4f including 2yo/Arc; 128) and Debutante (Listed-placed 1m4f; 100); dam unraced; beautifully bred and he's the first-string on jockey bookings; ground likely to be fine.

9/2

4th
1 (5)
Deepone

11/4

Form: 11241- C

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Progressive juvenile last year, winning his first two starts before his limitations were seemingly exposed in Listed and Group 2 company; however, showed improved form reverting to front-running when winning the Group 2 Beresford Stakes on final start; tough task carrying a 5lb penalty for that but should run a big race.

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4th

1

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Deepone

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

took keen hold, soon raced in second, led from under 5f out

11/4

1st

2

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Deepone

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

prominent, led narrowly after 1f, shaken up and clear under 2f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong

11/2

4th

5

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Deepone

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway and went fourth under 2f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

13/2

Form: 1- C

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Started at 9/2 for his debut over 1m (hvy) at this track last October but ran out a very impressive winner despite still looking green; is obviously very promising but the form of that race hasn't really been tested; fascinating contender and a big run wouldn't surprise.

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5th

4

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Ocean Of Dreams

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Started at 9/2 for his debut over 1m (hvy) at this track last October but ran out a very impressive winner despite still looking green; is obviously very promising but the form of that race hasn't really been tested; fascinating contender and a big run wouldn't surprise.

9/4

1st

12

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:46 Leopardstown

Ocean Of Dreams

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, headway on near side of group when reminders and ran green over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, impressive

3/1

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Payout
Exacta €1639.00
Straight Forecast €3192.00
Trifecta €8753.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Illinois

TOPSPEED:

Deepone

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Illinois

The Irish Sun:

Illinois

POSTDATA:

Deepone