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16:15 Curragh

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Infinite Energy Handicap

  • Prize money: £25652.17
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Infinite Energy Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0131-1 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has won three of his last four starts, all at this track from 1m-1m2f; a career best effort to win over 1m (hvy) on return; up another 4lb but has to be respected.

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1st

1

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Crystal Black

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

prominent

7/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 64411-

Last run: 233 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Hit form when winning a Roscommon maiden and Thurles handicap last autumn over 1m3f-4f on easy ground; different conditions here but isn't underestimated on return.

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1st

2

(2)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

16:20 Thurles

Deakin

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

travelled strongly, prominent, led going best 2f out, nudged along when clear over 1f out, ridden briefly and ran on inside final furlong, eased towards finish, easily

2/1

1st

2

(11)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 140y

18:45 Roscommon

Deakin

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, went second and pressed leader after 2f

11/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2331-1 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won an AW maiden last winter over 1m4f on fourth start; did well to win a Leopardstown handicap over 1m2f on return; cheekpieces on; up 7lb but should be a player.

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1st

6

(4)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Saturn

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

led narrowly early, raced in second after 1f, challenging when ridden under 2f out, led again inside final furlong, briefly headed towards finish, just prevailed

13/2

Form: 0-4624 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ground versatile sort is a four-time winner on turf up to 1m4f; has been running well in defeat on AW lately but might be a touch high in the weights.

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14/1

Form: 57217- C

Last run: 292 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent sort was beaten 5l in this race last year but later won a 1m4f premier handicap at this track; below form next time in a Group 3; tough task on return.

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7th

2

(4)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 202y

16:35 Naas

Safecracker

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Very consistent in premier handicaps and richly deserved to win one of them which he did off 97 at the Curragh (1m4f) on Derby weekend; first foray into stakes company; goes on easy ground.

12/1

1st

2

(15)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Safecracker

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and in touch with leaders against far rail 2f out, went second inside final furlong, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on well

8/1

Form: 109-20 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

AW maiden winner over 1m last year won on turf over 1m2f at Navan last October; just denied at Dundalk in January but got stuck in the mud at Naas last time and is much better than that.

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12th

6

(15)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Solar Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Daniel McLoughlin

Dual winner at up to 1m2f for Sheila Lavery; touched off in a handicap over the same trip at Dundalk in January; drop back in trip not guaranteed to suit on debut for a new yard but interesting nonetheless.

8/1

16/1

Form: 692-29

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in UK up to 7f; good run on debut for this in-form yard over that trip but not as good over 1m since; unproven over this trip.

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9th

8

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Scholarship

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Decent Newbury form (7f) last year for Clive Cox, winning on seasonal debut and ended campaign with good second on heavy; good start for new connections when second to Independent Expert at Cork last month (7f) but remains unproven over 1m.

9/1

11/1

Form: 01000- CD

Last run: 190 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won this race last year off a 1lb higher mark and won a maiden hurdle later in the summer; lost his form on the Flat subsequently but has to be respected even after an absence.

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No Results Found
9th
14 (12)
Lady Lunette

12/1

Form: 05-604 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Dual winner last year including a 1m handicap here; decent runs on soft lately, including at Gowran last time when unlucky-in-running; this ground suits better and seems to stay this trip.

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4th

3

(7)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Lady Lunette

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: R P Cody

C&D maiden winner last summer then won Curragh handicap; below best in two runs this term on heavy so would want some drying.

12/1

Form: 1108-0 CD

Last run: 113 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

C&D handicap winner last summer improved on AW over winter, winning twice; not as good in Bahrain three times since but has a chance if back to best.

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1st

10

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Slieve Binnian

8st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Back to form when winning over C&D last time, taking his record at this track to 2-2; beat Cordouan and Cold Steel on that occasion; can be a player again off 4lb higher.

5/1

11th
8 (8)
Zoffman

16/1

Form: /20-33 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won twice in 2022 including over C&D; just two runs in 2023 but one of those when just touched off in a 1m4f premier handicap here; two solid runs in defeat over further this term; migh find this a bit sharp.

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3rd

4

(6)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

15:05 Navan

Zoffman

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

prominent, smooth headway 2f out, briefly led over 1f out, kept on over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final 110yds, just held third

4/1

Form: 690/84

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Smart 2yo came back after a long absence this year and has twice been beaten a long way on heavy ground; good ground suits better but still not easy to fancy; blinkers on.

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4th

5

(5)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Lady Of Inishfree

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

Smart 2yo when she won a valuable Auction Final at Naas over this trip; only a handful of runs in the interim and was tailed-off in a Group 3 on return; has questions to answer now.

20/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €163.00
Straight Forecast €235.00
Tricast €531.80
Trifecta €279.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lady Lunette

POSTDATA:

Scholarship

The Irish Sun:

Crystal Black

TOPSPEED:

Star Harbour

SPOTLIGHT:

Timourid