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16:15 Curragh

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Heider Family Stables Gallinule Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £30782.61
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Heider Family Stables Gallinule Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2122-3 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won 1m Leopardstown maiden on good ground; runner-up in 1m Group 2 event on yielding-to-soft at this venue and to Ancient Wisdom in Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket, form boosted by the third, impressive Lingfield Derby Trial winner Ambiente Friendly; deserted by Ryan Moore after failure to stake a strong Derby claim in Epsom trial; still merits respect.

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3rd

4

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 1

14:45 Epsom

Chief Little Rock

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won Leopardstown maiden (1m, good) last August and runner-up in Group races at the Curragh (1m, yielding to soft) and Newmarket (1m, soft) the next twice; he's a brother to 1m4f Royal Ascot winner Okita Soushi and there's plenty to like about his claims now up in trip on reappearance.

5/4

9/2

  • Place: £2.25

Form: 2115-2 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Second to a subsequent Group 3 winner on debut and then won a couple of ordinary 7f contests easily at long odds-on; not clearest of runs and not beaten far when fifth of six in Beresford Stakes (Chief Little Rock, second); fair second over this trip on reappearance at Cork, winner Bremen failed to advertise the form at Leopardstown.

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2nd

1

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:05 Cork

Stromberg

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway when pushed along on near side of group up the centre from 2f out, soon ridden and went second, kept on but no match for winner

15/8

OUR TIP

14/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 14

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Made a stylish winning debut over 1m Leopardstown early last month; raced a bit too keenly when raised in class at this venue, but ended up only one length behind runner-up Norfolk Havoc in finishing fourth of five; trip should not be beyond his range but needs to settle better.

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4th

2

(4)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Ecureuil Secret

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: E J O’Grady

took keen hold, slightly awkward start, in touch with leaders, pulled way into lead after 2f, headed under 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

1st

4

(11)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

13:15 Leopardstown

Ecureuil Secret

9st 6lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: E J O’Grady

Fifth foal; brother to French 11.5f winner Great Promise; dam French maiden (placed 10.5f-12.5f), half-sister to French winners Calvados Blues (1m 2yo/1m1f Group 3) and Volta (1m Group 2); cost 28,000euros as a yearling then was unsold for 60,000euros as a 2yo; by a top sire and worth a market check.

16/1

Form: 4-1 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite on sole start last year in Leopardstown maiden; redeemed himself at same venue on seasonal debut, relishing stamina test over this trip on heavy ground to beat odds-on stablemate Ortelius, a subsequent handicap winner.

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Form: 0426-1

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Decent juvenile form at this venue, making the frame in a valuable sales race and touched off in 7f nursery; won a Gowran maiden on reappearance, this opposition looks much too strong for him.

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1st

8

(4)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Gowran Park

Vestigia

9st 8lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

in touch with leaders, headway towards near side over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won going away

11/2

Form: 6-112

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Gelded after a disappointing run on only start at two; different proposition this item, winning a Leopardstown 1m maiden and a 7f Gowran conditions event; showed a tendency to hang left when second to Irish 2,000 Guineas runner Bright Stripes in a 1m Listed race here early in the month.

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2nd

3

(3)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Norwalk Havoc

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, raced in second after 2f, led again when pushed along under 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, headed but kept on well inside final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

1st

1

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Norwalk Havoc

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Apparently misbehaved on Curragh debut and was gelded afterwards; more professional in flooring a Ballydoyle odds-on chance at Leopardstown (1m, heavy) and did that with a degree of comfort; this drop in trip might not be ideal for one with a good middle-distance pedigree but the testing conditions will help in that respect; hard to know how good he is.

11/10

7th
4 (1)
Mundi

9/4

Form: 1

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Galileo colt; brother to four winners including Group 1 winners Churchill and Clemmie and Listed scorer Blenheim Palace; dam 5f juvenile winner (including Listed), out of Cheveley Park winner Airwave; made a bright start to his career over 1m at Dundalk; should be ready for this rise in class and distance.

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1st

9

(12)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Mundi

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Galileo brother to four winners including Group 1 winners Churchill (Dewhurst/2,000 Guineas) and Clemmie and Listed scorer Blenheim Palace; dam 5f juvenile winner (including Listed), out of Cheveley Park winner Airwave; superbly-bred debutant and a Ballydoyle second-choice won a Leopardstown maiden on Wednesday so has to be respected.

9/2

4/1

Form: 4-1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Homeless Songs; shaped with promise when close up in fourth at Leopardstown on only start at two; had plenty to spare over the more experienced Psalm when winning a Cork maiden over this trip on soft ground on seasonal debut; better ground and the benefit of the run can help to produce improvement.

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1st

11

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

16:35 Cork

Spoken Truth

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, bit short of room soon after start, steady headway from 4f out, challenging on near side of group 2f out, pushed along when led narrowly over 1f out, ran on inside final 110yds, comfortably

13/8

4th

12

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

13:55 Leopardstown

Spoken Truth

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: D K Weld

Noteworthy as a brother to the trainer's Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Homeless Songs; half-brother to Listed winner Reve De Vol; dam Listed winner, half-sister to 1m1f Group 3 winner Carla Bianca.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €273.00
Straight Forecast €235.80
Trifecta €2024.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chief Little Rock

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Spoken Truth

The Irish Sun:

Spoken Truth

TOPSPEED:

Chief Little Rock

POSTDATA:

Chief Little Rock