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19:20 Curragh

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QuinnBet Emerald Mile Handicap (Premier Handicap)

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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QuinnBet Emerald Mile Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 3-21 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Progressive form figures and RPRs in three starts so far, getting off the mark in a C&D maiden last month (fourth, seventh, ninth all won since); surely more to come and better ground shouldn't be an issue this time.

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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

2nd
12 (12)
Kayhana

15/2

  • Place: £3.10

Form: /6233-

Last run: 258 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won a Limerick maiden on debut in 2022 and several good runs at the back-end of last term including a narrow defeat over C&D from this mark; could go well if ready on return.

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3rd

16

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 72y

17:40 Leopardstown

Kayhana

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, went third post

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 9001-3 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Three wins on AW and while 0-10 on turf, he's run some big races in defeat including on his reappearance a fortnight ago (roughly 1l behind re-opposing Rahmi); career high mark to cope with though and this is one of his tougher tests.

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3rd

13

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Cheers Again

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in rear, headway when switched left 2f out, keeping on when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, went third final 110yds, kept on

20/1

1st

7

(3)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cheers Again

9st 8lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway when bit short of room going best over 1f out, led inside final furlong, clear when ridden and ran on inside final 110yds, comfortably

16/1

Form: 909-43 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Losing run since 2021 and appreciates some cut in the ground; however, he's back on a good mark and was only narrowly denied over C&D last month; runner-up has already boosted that form and he has to be on the shortlist.

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3rd

10

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Casanova

9st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Long losing run but reappeared with fine fourth in Irish Lincoln here last month, having raced prominently; down to a competitive mark and has to enter calculations.

10/1

12/1

Form: 1628-0 CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back last season which included a C&D success from 9lb lower in July and was only narrowly denied back here two runs later; two poor runs since but return to quicker ground can help, he may come on for latest outing and not ruled out with first-time cheekpieces fitted.

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9

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Blues Emperor

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Disappointing in Listed race last September when last seen but highly progressive in Irish handicaps previously (soft-good), going very close in the Irish Cambridgeshire two starts ago; open to further improvement and Johnny Murtagh's British raiders tend to be worth a second look; respected.

9/1

8th

1

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Blues Emperor

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Prominent racer been most progressive in mile handicaps this term, touched off in Irish Cambridgeshire latest; well worth his place and won on soft here a year ago.

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 03120- C

Last run: 236 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Highly progressive over the last two years and has won on his last two seasonal reappearances; career high mark to defy this time but he's a course winner who finished runner-up in this last year and warrants respect.

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10th

3

(8)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Dunum

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

midfield

5/1

2nd

4

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 72y

17:40 Leopardstown

Dunum

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, led over 1f out, clear final 110yds, kept on but headed towards finish

6/1

Form: 00586-

Last run: 258 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won Newmarket novice on sole 2yo start in 2022; best run last year when fourth in Nell Gwyn on return; sold for 110,000gns at the end of the season and could be on a good mark if tuned up for her return on yard debut; off 258 days.

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6th

6

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:20 Ascot

Karsavina

9st 5lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Winner of 7f novice at Newmarket on sole 2yo start; useful form in Group 3 (7f, good to soft) and Listed (1m, good) races this season but only mid-division in the Sandringham over C&D in June and others have less to prove.

12/1

25/1

Form: 85/025

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Only win came in a Cork maiden in 2020; narrowly denied over 7f at Gowran on his penultimate start and wasn't beaten far in Leopardstown Group 3 since but mark looks tough.

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5th

2

(1)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Fiscal Rules

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J S Bolger

Highly tried and rated as 3yo but only managed maiden win; back from almost three years off and nearly beat 104-rated foe at Gowran (7f, heavy) on Thursday; turned out again quickly which is a very Bolger thing to do; won't mind this ground and respected.

8/1

2nd

1

(3)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Fiscal Rules

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J S Bolger

Won a Cork maiden in 2020 and runner-up in a Listed race there over 6f the following year; back from a near three year break with a decent run in a Curragh handicap recently; has a bit to find with the best of these but should run well.

11/2

Form: -22210 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Back to something like his best last year, winning three times and in good form on all-weather through the winter, landing a 7f Dundalk handicap in March; may have needed this month's return but probably on a tough enough mark in a race this competitive.

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11th

6

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Hightimeyouwon

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual course winner who won this in 2021; got his head back in front at Dundalk last time but a 7lb higher mark in a deeper race is probably enough to stop him going back-to-back.

7/1

11/2

Form: 112-15 CD BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Only six runs since 2022 but has barely run a bad race, winning three including the C&D Irish Lincolnshire on return and finished lame when a respectable fifth in the Lincoln at Doncaster when last seen (sent off favourite); could still be progressing so career high mark isn't a major concern; one for shortlist.

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10

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Chazzesmee

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and made it three wins from his last four starts when landing the Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh (1m, heavy) on Monday; the bounce factor is a worry on this second quick outing after some time off, but he travelled well and found plenty to justify 3-1 favouritism last time, and a 5lb penalty may not stop him this afternoon.

100/30

1st

4

(17)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Chazzesmee

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

Yard has had a good record in this race over the years and progressive, lightly-raced 6yo looks a likely type; won at Naas on heavy before fine second over C&D on better ground over Derby weekend; absence since is not a concern.

5/1

11th
7 (1)
Rahmi

9/1

Form: 406-02 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Got his head back in front with a win in this race last year from 6lb lower and several good runs in defeat since, including when runner-up in a 7f Cork handicap a fortnight ago on his return to action; 4lb higher but should relish the step back up in trip and one to consider.

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2nd

9

(19)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Rahmi

9st 4lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J P Murtagh

soon midfield on near side of group, headway and challenging over 1f out, went second when edged right inside final furlong, no match for winner

16/1

11th

7

(18)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Rahmi

8st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Beat really good yardstick Dunum over C&D on Guineas weekend last year and two creditable C&D efforts later in the campaign; best form on good ground even though he has a soft ground pedigree; tongue-tie.

12/1

20/1

Form: 212-05 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Beaten 5l behind a few of these at Cork last time and step back up in trip in his favour; not ruled out from the bottom of the handicap but others have more compelling claims.

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5th

17

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Tosen Wish

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Found form again at the end of last season, getting his head back in front on AW; low key 1m return and probably needs further than this trip.

20/1

16th

15

(5)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Tosen Wish

8st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Adrian McGuinness

Useful AW form in the autumn; has some fair form on easy turf but doubt he wants it this testing; five months off.

14/1

Form: 131-00 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won three last season, including twice over this sort of trip; hasn't been at that level in two runs this term; best effort came on heavy but handles good ground and he's on a workable mark; lightly raced compared to some of his rivals.

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10th

3

(11)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Grey Leader

9st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Won three of his first five starts but was well behind on handicap debut at the Curragh and heavy ground wasn't an obvious excuse; has to bounce back and he's unraced over this far.

14/1

Form: 08-004

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Losing run since 2022 Galway festival; low-key efforts on first two runs here this term before a better effort last time behind Rahmi and Cheers Again; hard to rule out from lowest mark since 2019.

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4th

15

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Current Option

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

C&D Listed winner in 2020; regressive these days and shown very little this year.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €637.00
Straight Forecast €556.40
Tricast €3251.40
Trifecta €4474.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

State Actor

TOPSPEED:

Rahmi

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Tosen Wish

POSTDATA:

Casanova

The Irish Sun:

State Actor