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14:55 Curragh

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Al Basti Equiworld Dubai International Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £51304.35
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Al Basti Equiworld Dubai International Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £1.62
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to Irish Derby winner Sovereign could not have been more impressive in landing a C&D maiden last month; holds entries in races as varied as the Juddmonte International and Goodwood Cup; could be anything and looks capable of plenty of improvement.

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No Results Found

Form: 114-1 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Not many end up in a Curragh Group 3 via a Tramore maiden hurdle; followed up that win with a ready and repeat success in a 1m1f conditions contest at Gowran; only defeat on the Flat came behind Self Belief in last year's Meld Stakes; not easy to assess but others look more likely.

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33/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 143

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Good enough to win a heavy ground maiden at Leopardstown on debut in April; has fared well in stakes company twice since; finishing a solid third in the Gallinule over C&D last time; plenty more needed here but going the right way, even if he might just want further.

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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

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4th
2 (6)
Bolster

11/2

Form: 100-11 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced but decidedly useful colt; has won both of his starts this season, most notably when landing a valuable handicap at Epsom's Derby meeting; his preference for an ease in the ground though would appear a significant negative.

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5th
1 (8)
Self Belief

10/1

Form: 5177-4 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner, including an average renewal of the Group 3 Meld Stakes last July; solid enough effort on good ground in a 1m1f Listed at Leopardstown a few weeks ago; more needed here though.

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6th
8 (5)
Wendla

4/1

Form: 26-161

Last run: 48 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Progressive filly this year, winning twice and probably showing that she prefers good ground when landing the Group 3 1,000 Guineas trial at Leopardstown last month; has to show that she stays this trip but very much respected if she does.

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1st

7

(1)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Leopardstown

Wendla

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Had the benefit of winning maiden run at Naas under her belt when behind Buttons here over 7f in April; less than a length between them but hard to see her turning it around.

8/1

Form: 1236-1

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Returned to action when just lasting out in a 1m1f fillies Listed at Gowran last month; behind Self Belief in last year's Meld Stakes but does handle good ground; needs to improve to win this though.

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1st

2

(6)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:50 Gowran Park

Empress Of Beauty

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

Debut maiden winner over C&D a year ago beating the very useful Thunder Roll; narrowly denied in a 1m2f Listed race at Naas; again emerged with credit when third (four runners) in the Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown; failed to reproduce that form at Naas on final outing.

5/1

6th

6

(10)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 20y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Empress Of Beauty

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

Maiden winner narrowly denied on second start when pitched into Listed level at Naas behind Library; again emerged with credit when third (four runners) in the Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown latest, and is entitled to be improving with each run; appears to be ground versatile and should be a strong player here.

15/2

20/1

Form: 12-150 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed his finest hour when landing the Irish Lincoln on heavy on opening day here in March; ran with credit in the Doncaster equivalent a week later; not at his best in a premier handicap here last month; deserves to step up in grade but probably better with cut in the ground; should be okay over the trip.

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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

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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bolster

SPOTLIGHT:

Jan Brueghel

The Irish Sun:

Jan Brueghel

TOPSPEED:

Bolster

POSTDATA:

Bolster