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15:20 Curragh

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Runners: 23 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 3-2

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in both starts over 1m at Dundalk; only beaten half a length by short-priced favourite last time with Expound well back in third; has a chance if handling the ground.

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1st

13

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

State Actor

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: W T Farrell

keen to post, midfield early, headway and prominent behind clear leader over 3f out, went second going okay towards far side under 3f out, led when shaken up and ran on from over 1f out, ridden out

8/1

2nd

6

(6)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

State Actor

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: W T Farrell

Showed ability when staying on for third over C&D in December; open to improvement, though runner-up Oriental Dancer has failed to boost the form.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Missed a couple of engagements last August; dam 1m AW winner, closely related to 7f 2yo winner Elleanthus, half-sister to useful 1m4f/13.5f winner Moon Daisy out of maiden sister to 7f Group 3 winner Ishvana; Moore on board.

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2nd

8

(1)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Uncanny

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

led, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went clear with winner inside final furlong, headed final 110yds, weakened towards finish

4/11

2nd

24

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Uncanny

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Missed a couple of engagements last August; dam 1m AW winner, closely related to 7f 2yo winner Elleanthus, half-sister to useful 1m4f/13.5f winner Moon Daisy out of maiden sister to 7f Group 3 winner Ishvana; Moore on board.

7/1

33/1

  • Place: £11.80

Form: 9-

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran okay on debut here in September, keeping on when beaten 9l over 1m2f; this trip might be too sharp but should find his level in due course.

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3rd

15

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Wisdomofhindsight

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Ran okay on debut here in September, keeping on when beaten 9l over 1m2f; this trip might be too sharp but should find his level in due course.

33/1

9th

11

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Wisdomofhindsight

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

midfield throughout, kept on final furlong, never dangerous

16/1

16/1

Form: 43-

Last run: 141 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two decent runs at Dundalk in early winter, only beaten just over a length over 10.5f the first time; well held in third over this trip on second start.

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1st

2

(3)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Concluding Call

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

in touch with leaders, steady headway from over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led and ran on well final 110yds, won going away

11/2

4th

16

(23)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Concluding Call

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Two decent runs at Dundalk in early winter, only beaten just over a length over 10.5f the first time; well held in third over this trip on second start.

16/1

3rd

4

(2)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Concluding Call

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Did her best work at the finish when a close fourth in a 1m2f maiden here two weeks ago; drops back in trip but entitled to improve for that and hard to see her out of the frame.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-554

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has twice run well on heavy ground at Leopardstown, including in handicap company last time, but likely to find a few too good.

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8th

13

(3)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Come On The Lads

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Jack W Davison

0-6; hasn't been too far away in most of his races and the drop back to 7f perhaps not ideal at the Curragh last week (sixth of 20 when favourite); has races in him off this mark but best form to date has been at 1m.

10/1

6th

5

(6)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Come On The Lads

9st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Jack W Davison

pushed along briefly, soon disputed lead, led clearly over 2f out, ridden when headed and weakened gradually from 1f out

13/2

5th

3

(18)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Come On The Lads

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

Has twice run well on heavy ground at Leopardstown, including in handicap company last time, but likely to find a few too good.

14/1

7/4

Form: 2462- BF

Last run: 263 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Went down by no more than a length in all three maiden starts last term, including never-nearer second over 7f at Galway when last seen in August; respectable run in Group 3 before that; that Galway run was on yielding to soft but has missed several engagements due to soft ground; first try at 1m.

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6th

20

(19)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Nelda

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Went down by no more than a length in all three maiden starts last term, including never-nearer second over 7f at Galway when last seen in August; respectable run in Group 3 before that; that Galway run was on yielding to soft but has missed several engagements due to soft ground; first try at 1m.

7/4

Form: 50-

Last run: 337 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well held in two starts for Fozzy Stack last spring and picked up for small money in July; best watched.

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2nd

1

(1)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Passionate

10st 2lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to rear when nudged along over 3f out, headway on far side of group from over 2f out, keeping on and ridden when bit short of room and switched right 1f out, nearest finish

11/2

Form: 20-243

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Placed 10 times from 15 starts over a variety of trips and is fit from the AW but this ground won't be ideal and he'll be doing well to place in this.

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6th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Expound

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Frustrating Flat maiden tends to run well but has been placed lots of times; well beaten both hurdle runs and others are preferred.

66/1

8th

6

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Expound

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Placed 10 times from 15 starts over a variety of trips and is fit from the AW but this ground won't be ideal and he'll be doing well to place in this.

16/1

15/2

Form: 33-

Last run: 167 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Two creditable runs here within five days at the back-end, both over 1m4f on heavy; only beaten just over a length on second start; headgear on but might be done for toe over this trip.

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1st

13

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 4f 100y

19:15 Gowran Park

Johanna Whitty

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J S Bolger

Two creditable runs at the Curragh within five days at the back-end of last season, both over 1m4f on heavy; only 1 1/4l behind Neptunes Staircase on the second occasion; found 1m inadequate on her reappearance at the same venue last Saturday.

13/2

9th

19

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Johanna Whitty

9st 4lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Two creditable runs here within five days at the back-end, both over 1m4f on heavy; only beaten just over a length on second start; headgear on but might be done for toe over this trip.

15/2

10/1

Form: 48-

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising debut over 7f when fourth in heavy-ground Galway maiden that worked out well; faded over 1m2f here on second start; off eight months; tongue-tie.

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7th

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:00 Killarney

Spitfire Fighter

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Noel Meade

Has shown some ability in three Flat maidens and could be capable of a decent showing on hurdles debut.

9/1

10th

12

(22)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Spitfire Fighter

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Promising debut over 7f when fourth in heavy-ground Galway maiden that worked out well; faded over 1m2f here on second start; off eight months; tongue-tie.

10/1

8th

9

(12)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Spitfire Fighter

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

prominent, dropped to midfield after 2f, no extra from 2f out

14/1

Form: 49526- BF

Last run: 301 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice over 1m at Killarney, including when touched off under inexperienced rider in handicap there last May; not seen since following month and looks up against it.

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11th

7

(20)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Gunsight

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Michael William O’Meara

Runner-up twice over 1m at Killarney, including when touched off under inexperienced rider in handicap there last May; not seen since following month and looks up against it.

20/1

6th

2

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

17:55 Limerick

Gunsight

9st 9lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Michael William O’Meara

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, some headway when ridden under 2f out, bit short of room inside final furlong, kept on

4/1

12th
10 (6)
Sevensees

25/1

Form: 666-7

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Fair runs in maidens last term; around 2.5l behind Come On The Lads when finishing mid-field in 1m Leopardstown handicap on his return; better for that but stiff task.

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10th

8

(4)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Sevensees

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Fair maiden form last term; finished mid-field in 1m Leopardstown handicap on his return; faced a stiff task in a 1m maiden at this venue; good handicap effort over 5f at Navan, 3/4l behind the runner-up Loma Larnee; renewal of rivalry with that one and with seventh-placed Rathbranchurch could be a key factor now.

9/2

3rd

7

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Sevensees

9st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: J P Murtagh

Fair maiden form last term; finished mid-field in 1m Leopardstown handicap on his return; faced a stiff task in a Curragh maiden a week ago; an unknown quantity over this trip.

20/1

66/1

Form: 9

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed a bit of ability when keeping on in mid-field over 7f here last month but likely to need more experience.

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9th

2

(10)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Calzaghi

10st 7lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Well beaten in two Curragh maidens on heavy ground and likely to do better in handicaps.

22/1

13th

2

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Calzaghi

9st 9lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Showed a bit of ability when keeping on in mid-field over 7f here last month but likely to need more experience.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Homebred is half-brother to Nostringsattached who won 1m2f maiden here for yard last term; plenty of stamina on dam-side of pedigree.

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14th

8

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Jack McNamara

9st 9lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

Homebred is half-brother to Nostringsattached who won 1m2f maiden here for yard last term; plenty of stamina on dam-side of pedigree.

50/1

Form: 087-

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in 7f maidens last term; big outsider.

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15th

22

(15)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Reckless Quality

9st 4lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Patrick Martin

Modest form in 7f maidens last term; big outsider.

250/1

100/1

Form: 84-

Last run: 313 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well held in two starts for Andrew Balding last year and picked up for small money in the summer; best watched.

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16th

9

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Lord Of Excess

9st 9lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: C Byrnes

Well held in two starts for Andrew Balding last year and picked up for small money in the summer; best watched.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Decent maiden hurdler with form up to 2m7f; this will surely be too sharp on Flat debut.

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7th

3

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

16:35 Cork

Winning Smut

10st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Michael Hourigan

Decent maiden hurdler with form at up to 2m7f; never involved over 1m on Flat debut last weekend and it's likely to be a similar story here.

100/1

250/1

Form:

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Bit of late headway on debut when beaten 14l in AW maiden in February; best watched.

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18th

5

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Eight By Ten

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Luke Comer

Bit of late headway on debut when beaten 14l in AW maiden in February; best watched.

250/1

250/1

Form: 7-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well held so far under all codes; will get a handicap mark after this.

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17

(6)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Crystals Heir

8st 8lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

No closer than 21l on the Flat or under National Hunt rules; lightly raced and handicaps could see her in a better light, but hardly the percentage call.

50/1

19th

17

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Crystals Heir

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Paul W Flynn

Well held so far under all codes; will get a handicap mark after this.

250/1

12th

2

(10)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Crystals Heir

10st 2lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Paul W Flynn

Well-held in a bumper, one completed hurdle run and Flat debut; others preferred.

200/1

100/1

Form: 6600-0

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden with a low handicap mark and unlikely to be the answer to a Curragh maiden.

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20th

1

(24)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Beaumadier

9st 9lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

soon soon led at fast pace

100/1

21th
18 (9)
Harseva

250/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Homebred half-sister to four winners is out of unraced half-sister to high-class miler Intikhab; tongue-tie.

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8th

1

(14)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Naas

Harseva

10st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: Gerard Keane

Well held in two maidens so far including at Navan earlier in the week and best watched.

66/1

5th

5

(2)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Harseva

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

reared and lost many lengths start, in rear, joined main group after 1f, in touch with leaders 3f out, outpaced 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

50/1

21th

18

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Harseva

9st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: Gerard Keane

Homebred half-sister to four winners is out of unraced half-sister to high-class miler Intikhab; tongue-tie.

250/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 295 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Went into plenty of notebooks when coming from well back to finish fifth of 17 in 1m2f maiden here on Derby weekend; by Lope De Vega but scratched due to heavy ground in the autumn; tongue-tied for debut, not so here; trip might be too sharp but not ruled out.

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22th

23

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Unassuming

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Went into plenty of notebooks when coming from well back to finish fifth of 17 in 1m2f maiden here on Derby weekend; by Lope De Vega but scratched due to heavy ground in the autumn; tongue-tied for debut, not so here; trip might be too sharp but not ruled out.

5/2

Form: 00-9

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has made no impression in three starts; big outsider

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8th

2

(1)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:15 Sligo

Silky Suilleabhain

10st 3lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

soon led narrowly, headed 2f out, soon weakened

100/1

23th

11

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Silky Suilleabhain

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

Has made no impression in three starts; big outsider

250/1

9th

8

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Silky Suilleabhain

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

Boasts a good pedigree but showed nothing in races at Galway and this venue last year.

66/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nelda

The Irish Sun:

Come On The Lads

POSTDATA:

Expound

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Nelda

TOPSPEED:

Nelda