Curragh Racecard - Sunday 21st March

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SUN, MARCH 21ST First day of the 2021 Flat season featuring The

Irish Lincolnshire

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Good Afternoon and welcome to the Curragh for our opening meeting of the year, Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire Day. We are delighted to be back opening the flat season again and what better way to do than with a really exciting card with plenty of quality on show. The feature race, the Paddy Power Lincolnshire Handicap promises to be a real cracker. We would like to thank Paddy Power for their continued support of the Curragh which means so much to us. I would also like to thank Gary Duffy of Irish Emerald Stud and Brian Purcell of Big Picture Communications for their generous sponsorship. Sponsors makes an invaluable contribution to racing through the prize fund which is so important to the owners. It is so disappointing that we can’t welcome you back in person to the Curragh. The facility is looking great, and we look forward to having you back to enjoy it at some stage during the season. In the meantime, we look forward to engaging with you through the various channels. In addition to Racing TV, you can follow today’s action on TG4. You can also follow it through our various social media channels. Following the success last year, we have upgraded our digital card for this season, and I hope that you enjoy it. We are very fortunate to host so much good racing in the Curragh. This is only possible through the support of the owners. It is a big disappointment that we can’t welcome you here today, but we would like to thank you for your continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Curragh before too long. We also miss our members and all our loyal customers who create great atmosphere in the Curragh. The grooms play a very import role in racing as they care for the horses that our sport is all about. I would like to thank Moyglare Stud who sponsor the catering for stable staff at every meeting at the Curragh. TRM also sponsor prizes for grooms in charge of horses judged to be best turned out in all our races this season together with supporting the Best Turned Out Winners Draw which is always an important feature of the Curragh. These are two very important partnerships for us, and we are very grateful to them both for their support. I hope that you and your family are well and please stay safe and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Curragh before too long. PAT KEOGH Chief Executive

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OFFICIALS SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2021 The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is responsible for the integrity of Irish Racing.

UNDER THE RULES OF RACING

In fulfiling this role, they provide Stewards and professional Officials at all racemeetings to ensure that their rules are properly

RECEIVER OF ENTRIES: Horse Racing Ireland, Ballymany, The Curragh, Co. Kildare.

observed.

STAKEHOLDER: Horse Racing Ireland

are officiating at today’s race meeting:

The following list of Stewards and Officials ACTING STEWARDS:

MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Richard Downey

Mr. Laurence McFerran

VETERINARY OFFICERS: Mr Joe O’Donnell Mr John Byrne Mr Errnan O’Donnell

Ms. Mary Cosgrave

Mr. Sean Barry Mr. P. D. Matthews CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

FARRIERS: Eamon Behan Sean Kelly

CLERK OF THE SCALES: Mr. H. Hynes STARTER:

No card authentic unless signed by the Clerk of the Course.

Mr. P. L. Malone JUDGE: Mr. D. Maher HANDICAPPER: Mr. G. O’Gorman

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

STEWARDS SECRETARIES: Mr. L. Walsh & Mr. C. Sweeney MEDICAL OFFICER:

For information and all the latest news, visit:

Dr. R. Downey VETERINARY OFFICER: Dr. S. Ross, M.R.C.V.S.

www.curragh.ie

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS: Ms. C. Murphy, Mr. D. Cullen & Ms. N. Moloney SECURITY OFFICER: Mr. D. Buckley

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HOW TO READ YOUR RACECARD 3

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10 SEARCH FOR A SONG (24) Br Ch f Galileo - Polished Gem B Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd O Moyglare Stud Farm

411-6p3 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T Last year’s winner who has taken her time to come to hand but arrives on the back of a decent effort when third to Magical in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. The step back up in trip ought to suit her. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 4 Search For A Song 3 flat wins €393,499.70 CD — Handicap Rating 115

50/1 HR115 O.J. Orr 9.9 (H) 2 1/4L 2L 3rd to Magical 9.9 here 26 JUL 6rn Group 1 1m 2f Gd/Yld 4/1 HR115 O.J. Orr 10.2 (H) p.u. in race won by Snow 8.13 CK 5 JUL 11rn Group 3 1m 4f Yld 2/1Fav HR116 O.J. Orr 9.2 14L 6th of 9 to Leo De Fury 9.5 here 12 JUN Group 2 1m 2f 110yds Gd/Frm 14

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Breeding Breeder Owner Form Jockey Trainer

The Handicapper allots ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of races to enable the Handicapper to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring penalties and allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicapped races the rating shown is that each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. 5


TRACKFACTS AND OTHER RACING INFORMATION ABOUT TODAY’S RACES 2m

TRACK INFORMATION A right handed horseshoe-shaped track of 2 miles with no sharp bends and a run-in of 3 furlongs. This combined with a steady uphill finish makes it ideal for the galloping type.

1m6f

1m4f

1m2f

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1m1f 5f Position of 2m, 1m6f and 1m4f starts dependent on which course is in use: Derby (inner horseshoe) or Plate (outer)

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The 5 and 6 furlongs contests are run on the straight course.

TRAINERS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: J HARRINGTON (5 wins from 23 runners, 22%) runs INDIGO BALANCE (2.00), GIULIANA (2.30), LAELAPS (3.05), PROTAGONIST and LOBO ROJO (4.10). EMMET MULLINS (4 wins from 9 runners, 44%) runs GEE REX (4.10). J P O’BRIEN (4 wins from 43 runners, 9%) runs SUMMER SANDS (2.00), SHACKLETON HERO (3.05), DRACONID (3.35), FAME AND ACCLAIM (4.10), FALSARON (5.10).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: RYAN MOORE (7 wins from 15 rides, 47%) rides CADAMOSTO (1.30), JOAN OF ARC (2.30), DUKE OF MANTUA (3.05), HOROSCOPE (3.35). SHANE FOLEY (3 wins from 10 rides, 30%) rides SATIN SNAKE (1.30), INDIGO BALANCE (2.00), GIULIANA (2.30), LAELAPS (3.05), MYTHICAL TIMES (3.35), LOBO ROJO (4.10), PRETTY REBEL (4.40), ALOYSIUS LILIUS (5.10). SIOBHAN RUTLEDGE (2 wins from 5 rides, 40%) rides KNOCKNAKILLA (3.05), TRADING POINT (4.10), GOLDEN SPEAR (4.40).

WEIGHTWATCHER The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 4.10 Insignia Of Rank (won off 94 down 11lb to 83); 5.10 Mary Salome (won off 78 down 7lb to 71); Celtic Manor (won off 76 down 9lb to 67); The Peckhampouncer (won off 79 down 11lb to 68).

WEIGHTWATCHER J S BOLGER won the 1.30 race in 2012, 2013 and 2020. The stable is represented by Freedom Of Speech and Missing Matron in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 3.05 race in 2013 and 2019. The stable is represented by Duke Of Mantua in the race today. G M LYONS won the 4.10 race in 2017 and 2019. The stable is represented by Maker Of Kings in the race today. G M LYONS won the 5.10 race in 2017 and 2018. The stable is represented by The Last Knight in the race today. A MCGUINNESS won the 5.10 race in 2015 and 2016. The stable is represented by Zahee in the race today. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 19th March.

CURRAGH CONTENDERS To kick off the Flat season in style, we’ve highlighted a series of ‘Curragh Contenders’, horses to watch throughout the season that can make an impact on the Flat season here at the Curragh. Be sure to add them to your shortlist for the Classics and big Group 1 races taking place throughout the season. 6


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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

SANTIAGO TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien OWNER: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier SIRE: Authorized (IRE) DAM: Wadyhatta (GB) BREEDER: Lynch Bages Ltd

Aidan O’Brien has more top-class horses in Ballydoyle than most trainers could dream of. Santiago, particularly, is interesting as connections plot which big races he’ll be targeted at this season. An Irish Derby winner, it’s likely his trip will remain a mile and a half, but his good runs in both the Goodwood Cup and the English St Leger would suggest a longer trip isn’t out of the question. Ballydoyle wouldn’t have many sons of Authorized in training, so Santiago is a precious commodity in the bloodstock world as they seek a Galileo-outcross.

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RACE ONE

FIRST RACE 1.30P.M. THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF MAIDEN OF W16,500

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

Stalls Centre of Course. Value to winner: r9735; Second: r3300; Third: r1650; Fourth: r825; Fifth: r495; Sixth: r330.

(For Race Conditions see page 69)

RACE SPONSOR

The Irish EBF will sponsor a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and a €50 One4All voucher to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out. Peter Keatley Curragh Equine Groundcare will also present €50 to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

Placepot - Races 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. PLAY THE PLACEPOT NOW! TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

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Br B Br c No Nay Never (USA) - Saucy Spirit (GB) B Peter Henley & Eric Mc Donnell O Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Westerberg

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Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A £130,000 purchase as a yearling and his dam won over 6f as a juvenile. He merits plenty of respect this afternoon given the connections that he represents. Star Rating 4

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Br Gr c The Last Lion - Bingfling B Thomastown Farm Ltd O L Mulvany

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Gary Carroll J Michael Mulvany T

Bred to be sharp and is closely related to plenty of winners, including a juvenile winner in Italy, but others make more appeal that this €3,000 purchase. Star Rating 2

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Br B g Aclaim - Snake’s Head (GB) B B & B Equine Limited O Lance Bloodstock Limited

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Shane Foley J Gerard O’Leary T

A half-brother to the multiple 6f winner and Listed-placed Staxton and his sales price increased from 11,000gns as a foal to £33,000 a year later. Any market support would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

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SILVER SURFER (GB) (-)

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Br Bl Gr c Caravaggio (USA) - Riskit Fora Biskit B Ed’s Stud Ltd O Atlantic Thoroughbreds

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Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Cost 100,000gns as a yearling and he is out of a mare who won multiple times over 5f, including a French Listed race. Makes plenty of appeal on paper and should not be discounted. Star Rating 4

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Chris Hayes J Aidan Anthony Howard T

A half-brother to a 1m 1f winner in France and his dam was successful over 7f, although he is best watched this afternoon unless there is significant market support. Star Rating 2

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Ronan Whelan J Jack W Davison T

The first foal out of a mare who won six times over 5f, earning a peak rating of 100, and he certainly merits a market inspection on his debut. Star Rating 3

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Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

A half-sister to Moments Linger, who won over 5f early in her juvenile season, and she represents a yard who have a good record in this contest. Star Rating 5

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Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Closely related to Dubai Sand, who was a Listed winner over 1m 1f as a two-year-old, but jockey bookings may suggest that Freedom Of Speech is the pick of the pair. Star Rating 3

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Br B f Prince of Lir - Gangster Squad (FR) B Mr Liam Foley O Pioneer Racing

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Colin Keane J Ciaran Murphy T

A €5,000 purchase last year but she is a half-sister to a pair of juvenile winners and she should not be underestimated, especially as the booking of Colin Keane catches the eye. Star Rating 3

Probable Starting Prices - 6/4 Cadamosto, 4/1 Freedom Of Speech, 9/2 Silver Surfer (GB), 8/1 Pretty Pioneer, 12/1 Missing Matron, 16/1 It’ll Do My Day, Satin Snake (GB), The Lion Strikes, Turn On The Jets

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RACE ONE

CURRAGH COMMENT With no form to go on at all the market will be a key guide but the marginal preference is for FREEDOM OF SPEECH, who is out of a mare that won over 6f on her debut as a two-year-old. That makes this filly a half-sister to the useful 5f juvenile winner Moments Linger and she has to be given plenty of respect. The £130,000 purchase Cadamosto is an obvious threat given that her dam also scored over 6f as a two-year-old, while Silver Surfer and Turn On The Jets are others who merit consideration.

WIN: FREEDOM OF SPEECH

DANGER: SILVER SURFER

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At every race meeting there are specially qualified equine veterinary surgeons on duty to look after the wellbeing of all the horses racing. There is a vet in attendance at the start of each race who, follows the horses throughout the race and is quickly on hand if a casualty occurs. It is normal procedure to erect screens around any horse receiving veterinary treatment. This allows the veterinary surgeon some privacy to fully assess the horses’ injuries and race goers should not assume the worst if screens are erected around an injured horse. The Blue Cross ambulance is always present to transport the horse back to the stable yard for further treatment if necessary. A second veterinary surgeon is in attendance in the stable yard to assess and treat any horses requiring such attention post race. The horses’ welfare is always our priority. THE ASSOCIATION OF IRISH RACECOURSE VETERINARY SURGEONS (AIRCVS)

THE DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE CURRAGH RACECOURSE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS TODAY

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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

WEMBLEY TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien OWNER: Derrick Smith SIRE: Galileo (IRE) DAM: Inca Princess (IRE) BREEDER: Coolmore

A Coolmore homebred, Wembley is a typically hardy type of Ballydoyle horse that excels from the step up from two to three. Although it took him four goes to get off the mark, which he eventually did at Roscommon, that experience was but to good use when he finished second in both the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes and the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. He’s well-related, with all of his racing siblings gaining black type of some sort, and the step up in trip that should be forthcoming this season will bring out the very best in him. He holds an entry in all the Classics, Irish and English, and it’s likely that he’s a big player in all of those races. Aidan O’Brien tends to give his best chances in the Classics a run before their big engagements, so don’t be surprised to see him out sooner rather than later, trodding the familiar Derby Trials path as so many of his stable predecessors.

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SECOND RACE 2.00P.M. THE PADDY POWER ‘FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH’ PODCAST HANDICAP OF W21,000

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

Stalls Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: r12390; Second: r4200; Third: r2100; Fourth: r1050; Fifth: r630; Sixth: r420.

RACE TWO

(For Race Conditions see page 69)

RACE SPONSOR

Paddy Power will sponsor a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

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DOWNFORCE (135)

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Br B g Fast Company - Spinning Ruby (GB) B P Burns O Donal Finnan

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2-20930- F Nathan Crosse (5) J W McCreery T

Getting on in years now but he twice made the frame in Listed events last term. Has a welter burden to carry, although his jockey takes 5lb off and he can’t be dismissed lightly. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 3 Downforce 6 flat wins r99,892.50 C — Handicap Rating 101 25/1 HR101 W.J. Lee 9.7 (BK) 9L last of 12 to Harry’s Bar (GB) 9.7 DUN 6 NOV 20 Listed 6f Std 22/1 HR101 D.P. McDonogh 9.8 (V) 2 1/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Lustown Baba 9.2 here 15 OCT 20 11rn Listed 6f Sft 12/1 HR103 W.J. Lee 9.7 (V) 7 1/4L 9th of 11 to Ventura Rebel (GB) 9.5 here 26 SEP 20 Group 3 6f Yld

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FLAMING MOON (134)

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773743- F Robbie Colgan J Matthew J Smith T

Developed into a smart 1m handicapper last year and he has been gelded during his winter break. This trip looks sharp enough, though, and he will be putting his best work in at the finish. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 3 Flaming Moon 2 flat wins r16,237.00 C — Handicap Rating 99 5/1 HR99 Sam Ewing 9.4 4L hd 3rd to Real Force (GB) 9.11 NAAS 7 NOV 20 7rn 7f Hvy 33/1 HR93 Sam Ewing 9.7 3 1/2L 1/2L nk 4th to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m Hvy 5/1 HR93 C.T. Keane 9.4 17L 7th of 9 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp 1m Hvy

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531-879- F M A Gallagher J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Bought for big money after winning the 2019 Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy, but he struggled during his first campaign with this stable. Gelded now and no surprise if he is able to bounce back. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 4 Summer Sands (GB) 2 flat wins r137,936.10 D — Handicap Rating 99 28/1 HR105 M.A. Gallagher 9.7 8 3/4L 9th of 11 to Lustown Baba 9.2 here 15 OCT 20 Listed 6f Sft 12/1 HR108 S.M. Crosse 9.5 17L 7th of 8 to Art Power 9.5 NAAS 4 JUL 20 Group 3 6f Yld/Sft 100/30Fav HR109 S.M. Crosse 9.5 5 1/4L 8th of 16 to Punita Arora 9.0 NAAS 8 JUN 20 Listed 5f 110yds Gd/Frm

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Br Gr g Gutaifan - Toy Show B Mr E Heary O Allegro Syndicate

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67-0412 F Danny Sheehy (5) J Charles O’Brien T

Has been paying his way at Dundalk so has fitness on his side, and he proved his liking for this venue with a couple of excellent displays last summer/autumn. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Big Gossey 3 flat wins r30,110.00 C D — Handicap Rating 92 7/2 HR90 D.E. Sheehy 9.8 3/4L 2nd to Pulse Of Shanghai 9.11 DUN 12 MAR 9rn hcp 5f Std 10/1 HR85 D.E. Sheehy 8.13 won 1 1/4L from Wonder Elzaam 9.6 and Fastman 8.12 DUN 19 FEB 9rn Ext hcp 6f Std 1min 11.7sec 5/1 HR86 G.P. Brouder 9.8 nk 2 1/4L s/hd 4th to Ecclesiastical (GB) 9.8 DUN 5 FEB 9rn hcp 5f Std

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INDIGO BALANCE (435)

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Br B Br c Invincible Spirit - Rose de France B Irish National Stud O Zhang Yuesheng

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97960-4- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Decent juvenile back in 2018, landing the Listed Curragh Stakes over C&D. He didn’t seem to take to life Down Under and is back with his original trainer so is worth monitoring in the market. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Indigo Balance 2 flat wins r38,870.00 CD — Handicap Rating 92 T.A. Marquand 9.6 hd 1 1/4L 2 1/4L 4th to Splintex (AUS) 8.11 RANDWICK 11 JAN 20 6rn hcp 5f Gd G.D. Schofield 9.8 10L last of 11 to Taniko (AUS) 8.10 RANDWICK 21 DEC 19 hcp 6f Gd J. McNeil 8.7 6 1/4L 6th of 7 to Wagner (AUS) 8.7 MOONEE VALLEY 30 NOV 19 hcp 5f Gd

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Br B g Oasis Dream (GB) - Household Name (GB) B Countess De La Warr O Gobi Desert Syndicate

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121/-8/- F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Looked quite exciting as a youngster but he has made just one appearance since October 2017, when down the field in the Greenlands Stakes almost two years ago. Best watched on his return. Winning Range Sft-YS. Star Rating 2 Gobi Desert (GB) 2 flat wins r37,330.00 C — Handicap Rating 90 8/1 HR97 W.J. Lee 9.3 10L 8th of 9 to Mr Lupton 9.3 here 25 MAY 19 Group 2 6f Gd/Frm 3/1 C.T. Keane 9.3 won 1/2L 1L from Golden Spell (GB) 8.12 and Brick By Brick 9.6 NAV 8 OCT 17 10rn Listed 5f 182yds Sft 1min 16.8sec 8/11Fav C.T. Keane 9.3 2 3/4L 2nd to Brick By Brick 9.3 FAIR 20 SEP 17 7rn Listed 6f Yld

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TEXAS ROCK (606)

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Br B g Rock Of Gibraltar - Vestavia B Mr M C Grassick O Joseph E Keeling

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643953/- F Gavin Ryan J M C Grassick T

He has been a grand servant to connections but hasn’t managed to get his head in front for well over three years. This trip is short enough for him and he is passed over. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 2 Texas Rock 6 flat wins r92,157.50 C — Handicap Rating 88 7/2 HR94 W.J. Lee 10.4 (CP) nk 1/2L 3rd to Leagan Gaeilge 8.9 NAAS 24 JUL 19 5rn hcp 1m Gd 25/1 HR94 W.J. Lee 9.2 (CP) 4 1/4L 5th of 19 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.4 here 20 JUL 19 Ext hcp 6f 63yds Gd 20/1 HR94 R.C. Colgan 9.9 (CP) 14L last of 9 to Flight Risk 9.9 LEP 6 JUN 19 Listed 1m Gd

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Br Ch g Pastoral Pursuits (GB) - Bazzana (GB) B The Snailwell Stud O Miss Sarah Foran

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109-215 F Colin Keane J T G McCourt T

Relatively lightly raced, although he does have a bit of an edge in fitness after a good beginning to the year on the all-weather. He has to go on the shortlist. Winning Range GY & AW. Star Rating 4 Ecclesiastical (GB) 2 flat wins r14,455.00 D — Handicap Rating 84 2/1Fav HR84 C.T. Keane 9.7 3L 5th of 9 to Pulse Of Shanghai 9.11 DUN 12 MAR hcp 5f Std 9/2 HR79 C.T. Keane 9.8 won nk 2 1/4L from Hodd’s Girl 8.1 and Drish Venture 8.13 DUN 5 FEB 9rn hcp 5f Std 58.7sec 14/1 HR76 N.G. McCullagh 9.5 3/4L 2nd to Primo Uomo 9.7 DUN 8 JAN 11rn hcp 5f Std

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PRETTY BOY FLOYD (135)

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Br Ch g Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Hitra (USA) B Joseph Hernon O P G McManus

8

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6

(118)

(7)

0-93114- F Wayne Lordan J Sarah Dawson T

The return to this yard seemed to rejuvenate him towards the back end of last season and he won twice here before a commendable fourth over 6f. There is more to come from him. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 5 Pretty Boy Floyd 2 flat wins r11,800.00 CD — Handicap Rating 78 9/4Fav HR76 C.P. Hoban 9.13 (V) nk nk nk 4th to Sagittarius Rising 8.8 here 6 NOV 20 18rn hcp (50-80)6f Hvy 11/4Fav HR70 C.T. Keane 10.2 (V) won 1/2L 1 1/2L from Glow Worm 10.0 and Too Hard To Hold 9.13 here 2 NOV 20 17rn hcp (45-70)5f Hvy 1min 5.6sec 11/2 HR65 C.T. Keane 9.6 (V) won 1L 1/2L from Enter The Red 9.0 and Zephron (GB) 10.1 here 15 OCT 20 18rn hcp (45-75)6f Sft 1min 18sec

10 GRAMMATA (187)

3

Br B f Twilight Son (GB) - Parakopi B J Hanly, Castlemartin Sky & Skymarc Far O Lady O’Reilly

8

6

(118)

(9)

272731- F Joe Doyle J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Highly tried during his first campaign and she was seventh in the Queen Mary before hitting the crossbar in a Listed heat at Cork. Doesn’t seem harshly treated for her handicap debut this afternoon. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Grammata 1 flat win r8,260.00 D — Handicap Rating 88 9/2 HR92 James J. Doyle 9.2 won nk hd from Provocateuse 9.2 and I Am Magnetic 9.7 TIPP 15 SEP 20 11rn mdn 5f Gd 58sec 10/11Fav HR93 James J. Doyle 9.2 1 1/4L hd 3rd to Lady Princess 8.11 BELW 26 AUG 20 8rn mdn 5f Sft/Hvy 16/1 James J. Doyle 9.2 7 3/4L last of 7 to Miss Amulet 9.2 NAAS 3 AUG 20 Listed 5f Yld

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RACE TWO

5


11 THAT’S MAD (GB) (107)

5

8

RACE TWO

Br B g Equiano (FR) - Wenden Belle B R A G Robinson O Tommy’s Boys Partnership

6

(118)

(4)

313753- F Chris Hayes J Leanne Breen T

Improved when switched to this trainer last year, scoring over this distance at Cork among a sequence of creditable performances. This is asking more of him and he may have to settle for a supporting role. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 That’s Mad (GB) 1 flat win r5,900.00 D — Handicap Rating 72 17/2 HR72 K.J. Manning 9.6 1/2L 2L 3rd to Dandy Spirit 9.5 DUN 4 DEC 20 13rn hcp 5f Std 14/1 HR72 G.M. Ryan 9.6 1 1/2L 5th of 14 to Too Hard To Hold 9.1 DUN 20 NOV 20 hcp 6f Std 12/1 HR73 C.D. Hayes 8.12 5L 7th of 11 to Earls 8.6 NAAS 7 NOV 20 Ext hcp 5f Hvy

12 BLUE UMBRELLA (134)

4

Br B f Requinto - Tahara B Mr R Mcdonald O Mrs Vivienne Boylan

8

6?+2

(118)

(8)

068200- F Nikita Kane (7) J Sabrina J Harty T

A Tipperary second last October aside, she has failed to make much of an impact in any of her nine career outings. Usually goes off at long odds and likely to do so again. Star Rating 1 Blue Umbrella — Handicap Rating 62 80/1 HR63 Nikita Amelia Kane 7.13 11L 10th of 11 to Earls 8.6 NAAS 7 NOV 20 Ext hcp 5f Hvy 40/1 HR65 R.C. Colgan 9.11 14L 11th of 17 to Pretty Boy Floyd 10.2 here 2 NOV 20 hcp (45-70)5f Hvy 20/1 HR67 R.C. Colgan 9.2 1 1/2L 2nd to Make A Promise 9.2 TIPP 3 OCT 20 14rn mdn 5f Yld/Sft

Blinkers worn by No. 1. TStrap worn by No. 3. Visor worn by No. 9. ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Long Handicap - Grammata 8-4 (116), That’s Mad (GB) 8-0 (112), Blue Umbrella 7-4 (102) Probable Starting Prices - 7/2 Pretty Boy Floyd, 5/1 Grammata, 6/1 Big Gossey, 7/1 Ecclesiastical (GB), 8/1 Gobi Desert (GB), 10/1 Flaming Moon, That’s Mad (GB), 12/1 Summer Sands (GB), 14/1 Downforce, Indigo Balance, 16/1 Texas Rock, 33/1 Blue Umbrella

CURRAGH COMMENT A few of these are on retrieval missions, namely Indigo Balance, Gobi Desert and Summer Sands, with the latter yet to justify his lofty price tag. There is still time for all of them, while Grammata has to be of interest on her handicap debut after keeping good company as a juvenile. PRETTY BOY FLOYD burst back into life when returned to Sarah Dawson last autumn and he seems to excel at this venue, and in testing conditions, so he gets the nod.

WIN: PRETTY BOY FLOYD

DANGER: GOBI DESERT

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KEY CURRAGH CONTESTS MOYGLARE STUD STAKES One of the premier races for two-year-old fillies, last year’s race saw a clash of two great fillies. Donnacha O’Brien’s Shale and Joseph O’Brien’s Pretty Gorgeous clashed over the seven furlong trip, with the former coming out on top by nearly a length. Shale turned the tables on her rival from their run in the Debutante Stakes, but was laboured when the pair clashed again at Newmarket. The two are likely to take eachother on again in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and possibly even the Irish Oaks, although Shale looks the liklier of the two to enjoy the trip. ALAN SMURFIT MEMORIAL BERESFORD STAKES This mile contest for two-year-olds is always one to watch with keen interest. Given the record of Ballydoyle in the race, it was no surprise to see High Definition justify favourtism and win well under Seamie Heffernan. A full-brother to the talented Innisfree, who we haven’t seen since his two-year-old days, High Definition came with a powerful late run on the outside to run down the field and defy his poor starting position to win nicely, a result which has sees him a short price for the Derby. Mile and a half races look sure to be on his agenda this season, so watch out if he turns up in an Irish Derby. He looks to have everything going for him.

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COOLMORE MAGNA GRECIA IRISH EBF MOORESBRIDGE STAKES An early season Group 2, this race gives the perfect stepping stone for those middle-distance horses who are looking to take the step up in class and compete at a higher level later in the year. Leo De Fury took the race last year for Jessica Harrington from the smart filly Fleeting, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some of the big guns make their seasonal debuts in this race, as it falls well in the racing calendar. The race was upgraded to Group 2 status recently, and that faith has been rewarded by the likes of Minding, Cliffs Of Moher and Magical winning the race since it’s promotion to Group 2 level.

GAIN RAILWAY STAKES Mid-July sees the Railway Stakes, a six furlong Group 2 for some of the more precocious two-year-olds in training. 2019 winner Siskin stands out as one of the stars to come from the race, but last year’s winner Laws Of Indices could be one to follow. He belied odds of 66/1 to fend off the smart Lucky Vega, and although he reversed the form in the Phoenix Stakes, Laws Of Indicies is still one to keep on side in his three-year-old season. Ken Condon has a smart group of horses for the season, with this one of the bigger chances in some of the top races at the Curragh.

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CURRAGH TRAINER PROFILE Dermot Weld Dermot Weld is one of Ireland’s most successful racehorse trainers. A qualified vet, he was the country’s leading Amateur rider on three occasions. He has been based on the Curragh at Rosewell House for over forty years. He has trained over four-thousand winners worldwide on The Curragh Training Grounds. Vintage Crop’s historic win, in the 1993 Melbourne Cup, meant Dermot became the first European trainer to win the “race that stops a nation”. He is still the only European trainer to have won a leg of the American Triple Crown after Go And Go’s win in the Belmont Stakes. Dermot has had multiple winners at both Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival including Rite Of Passage winning the Ascot Gold Cup in 2010. In 2016, Harzand won the Epsom Derby and completed the Derby double at the Curragh three weeks later. 22


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THIRD RACE 2.30P.M. THE BIG PICTURE COMMUNICATIONS FILLIES MAIDEN OF W12,000 (PLUS 10 RACE)

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r7080; Second: r2400; Third: r1200; Fourth: r600; Fifth: r360; Sixth: r240.

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RACE THREE

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

CUL AN TSUDAIRE (-)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

2

(142)

(11)

Br B f Le Cadre Noir - Mark The Begining B Miss Heidi Burns O D J Mooney

F

Scott McCullagh (5) J J H Scott T

Out of a mare who was successful over 1m but it is hard to see her playing a leading role in a race of this nature on her debut. Star Rating 2

2

KIND OF LOVING (263)

4

Br B f Camelot (GB) - Civility Cat (USA) B Lynch Bages, Camas Park & Brittas House O Premier Racing Club

10

2

(142)

(8)

6- F Katelyn Young (10) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Well held when finishing sixth of 13 on her debut over 1m 3f at Kempton last July and a watching brief is advised on her first start for this yard. Star Rating 2 Kind Of Loving Ryan Moore 9.0 28L 6th of 13 to Katara (FR) 9.0 KEMPTON PARK 1 JUL 20 1m 2f 219yds AWT

3

MIJUL ANGEL (32)

5

10

Br B f Dark Angel - Oregon Trail (USA) B Miss Joan Murphy O B A Murphy

2

(142)

(4)

0-49 F Chris Hayes J B A Murphy (R) T

Has shown some promise in three previous starts over 1m and 1m 1f but her official rating of 60 suggests that she is likely to struggle this afternoon. Star Rating 2 Mijul Angel — Handicap Rating 60 6/1 C.D. Hayes 9.4 9L 9th of 14 to Forbearance 9.4 DUN 17 FEB mdn 1m Std 100/1 C.D. Hayes 9.4 3/4L 1 3/4L hd 4th to Sienna Lady 9.4 DUN 5 FEB 13rn mdn 1m Std 50/1 G.P. Brouder 8.12 33L last of 12 to Menagerie 8.9 here 6 NOV 20 mdn 1m 1f Hvy

4

ROXETTE (GER) (673)

4

Br B f Holy Roman Emperor - Rusookh (GB) B Graf u Grafin von Stauffenberg O Mrs Kathleen Whelan

10

2

(142)

(10)

64/- F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Some encouragement can certainly be taken from her two starts for John Oxx back in 2019 but she may be one for handicaps after this comeback run. Star Rating 3 Roxette (GER) 7/2Fav R.P. Whelan 9.0 3/4L nk 2L 4th to Rebel Tale (USA) 9.0 NAV 18 MAY 19 15rn mdn 5f 164yds Gd 20/1 R.P. Whelan 9.0 7 1/4L 6th of 13 to Peace Charter (GB) 9.0 NAAS 29 APR 19 mdn 6f Gd/Yld

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5

APPROACH THE DAWN (-)

3

9

2

Br B f Dawn Approach - Thames Pageant (GB) B Pier House Stud O The London Racing Partnership

(128)

(20) F

Tom Madden J Noel Meade T

A half-sister to Flight Of Thunder, who won over 1m. She cost €5,500 as a yearling and faces a very tough task on her racecourse debut. Star Rating 2

COSA SARA (-)

3

9

2

Br B f Gleneagles - Antique Platinum B Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd O Moyglare Stud Farm

(128)

(14) F

Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Out of a mare who won over 7f and is a full-sister to the multiple Hong Kong Group 1 winner Designs On Rome. Makes plenty of appeal of paper and she should not be discounted. Star Rating 4

7

DUTCH SCHAEFER (GB) (-)

3

Br Ch f Dutch Art (GB) - Tohaveandtohold (GB) B Plantation Stud O Genesis Thoroughbreds Club

9

2

(128)

(17) F

J M Sheridan (5) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Closely related to a 7f winner in Italy and she cost €24,000 as a yearling. That said, she is hard to recommend given how strong this race appears to be. Star Rating 2

8

EMILIE GRAY (-)

3

9

2

Br Gr f Dubawi - Carla Bianca B Moyglare Stud Farm O Moyglare Stud Farm

(128)

(16) F

Colin Keane J D K Weld T

The first foal out of a mare who won five times between 1m 1f and 1m 2f, including two Group 3 races. Should not be discounted given her eyecatching pedigree. Star Rating 4

9

GIULIANA (GER) (140)

3

Br B f Muhaarar (GB) - Golden Whip (GER) B Graf u Grafin von Stauffenberg O Richard Galway & J Carthy & S C Khaw

9

2

(128)

(1)

82434- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Finished third in the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes over an extended 6f here in October but was a beaten favourite in a maiden at Naas the following month. Cannot be discounted. Star Rating 4 Giuliana (GER) — Handicap Rating 97 11/4Fav HR98 S. Foley 9.2 3 1/4L hd 2 1/2L 4th to Storm Legend 9.7 NAAS 1 NOV 20 16rn mdn 6f Hvy 18/1 S. Foley 9.2 1 1/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to A Case Of You 9.5 here 11 OCT 20 10rn Group 3 6f 63yds Sft 100/30 S. Foley 9.2 1L ns 2 1/2L 4th to Sense Of Style 9.2 NAAS 17 SEP 20 10rn mdn 7f Gd

10 HARD OR SOFT (-)

3

Br B f The Gurkha - Blueberry Gal B J Keeling O Joseph E Keeling

9

2

(128)

(22) F

Gavin Ryan J M C Grassick T

A vendor buy-back at €40,000 as a foal and she is out of a half-sister to the Group 2 winner Mythical Magic. The market should guide. Star Rating 3

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RACE THREE

6


11 JOAN OF ARC (135)

3

9

2

Br B f Galileo - You’resothrilling (USA) B Coolmore O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

(128)

(5)

2- F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A full-sister to the likes of Gleneagles, Marvellous and Happily. She displayed plenty of promise on her debut at Dundalk in November and she merits plenty of respect this afternoon. Star Rating 5 Joan Of Arc 11/10Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.2 ns 2nd to Hazel 8.13 DUN 6 NOV 20 13rn mdn 7f Std

12 LADY SANDS (-)

3

RACE THREE

Br B f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Hearthstead Dancer (USA) B Mr I O’Callaghan O Lucky Lockdown Syndicate

9

2

(128)

(15) F

Joe Doyle J Denis Gerard Hogan T

A half-sister to Dancing Waves, who won multiple times at 7f and 1m in Ireland and the US. Can be passed over this afternoon given her lack of racecourse experience. Star Rating 2

13 MAGUIRE’S GRACE (-)

3

Br Gr f Gutaifan - Queen Grace B Ms Sinead Maher O Ms Sinead Maher

9

2

(128)

(19) F

Seamie Heffernan J Michael J Browne (R) T

The three previous foals out of her dam have all won, but this is a very big ask of her given her lack of previous race experience. Star Rating 2

14 MAYMOON (-)

3

Br B f Mayson (GB) - Moonstone Magic (GB) B Tullpark Ltd O Mrs Emma Kennedy

9

2

(128)

(9) F

Billy Lee J Michael William O’Meara T

Out of a mare who won three times between 7f and a mile, including the Group 3 Fred Darling at Newbury. Any market support for her would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

15 PALE IRIS (162)

3

9

Br B f Dragon Pulse - Brimful B Thomas Shirley O Crampscastle Bloodstock Ltd

2

(128)

(7)

5- F Gary Carroll J Joseph G Murphy T

Far from disgraced when finishing fifth of 16 on her debut over 7f at Limerick in October and she is fully entitled to improve for that experience. Star Rating 3 Pale Iris 33/1 G.F. Carroll 9.2 3 3/4L 5th of 16 to Alex D (GB) 9.7 LIM 10 OCT 20 mdn 7f Hvy

16 PARKHILL DAWN (-)

3

Br B f Dawn Approach - Ardnosach B J S Bolger & J Dowling O Mrs J S Bolger & James Peter Dowling

9

2

(128)

(3) F

Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Represents a yard that can get one ready first time out and she is from the family of Irish Derby winner Soldier Of Fortune, although the stable pick may be Soilse. Star Rating 3

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17 SMART REMARK (93)

3

Br Ch f Tamayuz (GB) - Piazzini B B Duffy & L Fradl O Smart Remark Syndicate

9

2

(128)

(12)

38- F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Kieran P Cotter T

Did not build on her promising debut effort at Dundalk when well held over 5f at the same venue last time, but this step up in trip should suit. Star Rating 3 Smart Remark 22/1 A.J. Farragher 8.6 8 3/4L 8th of 10 to Queens Carriage 8.13 DUN 18 DEC 20 5f Std 17/2 Sam Ewing 8.9 3 3/4L 1/2L 3rd to Let’s 9.2 DUN 27 NOV 20 13rn mdn 6f Std

18 SOILSE (-)

3

9

Br B f Teofilo - Gleigeal (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

2

(128)

(23) F

A full-sister to the 1m 2f winner Brightly Shining and she should not be underestimated in this contest, especially if there is any market support for her. Star Rating 4

19 SPRAWLERS REVELRY (-)

3

Br B f Zoffany - Burn The Breeze B Progeny Stallions Ltd O L Browne

9

2

(128)

(2) F

M A Gallagher J Miss Tara Lee Cogan (R) T

Shares her page with plenty of winners but it is hard to see her making a successful debut in a race as competitive as this one appears to be. Star Rating 2

20 TWO METRES APART (-)

3

9

2

Br B f Prince of Lir - Lilac Mist (GB) B Robert Ryan, Brendan Quinn & Joan Quinn O Mrs Michael J Byrne

(128)

(6) F

Mark Enright J M J Byrne T

A €5,000 purchase as a yearling who is a half-sister to the 6f winner and Listed-placed So Hi Society, but others make much more appeal in this contest. Star Rating 2

RESERVES 21 BUZZ OF NEW YORK (135)

3

9

2

Br Ch f Toronado - Buzz Off Barroso B Mr Ronan Fitzpatrick O Mark Dobbin

(128)

(21)

566- F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Has more experience than most of these and should win races in time, but would be hard to recommend if making the line-up in this contest. Reserve. Star Rating 2 Buzz Of New York 50/1 B.M. Coen 9.2 3L 6th of 16 to Cecelia Clementine 9.2 here 6 NOV 20 mdn 1m Hvy 9/2 B.M. Coen 8.12 6 1/4L 6th of 14 to Allagar 8.9 DUN 9 OCT 20 mdn 7f Std 9/1 W.J. Lee 9.2 5 1/2L 5th of 10 to Sense Of Style 9.2 NAAS 17 SEP 20 mdn 7f Gd

22 IVY ROCK (23)

3

Br B f Zoffany - Loved B Rockfield Farm O Michael O’Flynn

9

2

(128)

(18) 9-9 F J

J A Stack T

Minor promise can be taken from her two performances this winter but she is unlikely to be good enough if getting a start this afternoon. Reserve. Star Rating 2 Ivy Rock 50/1 M.A. Enright 9.2 7 3/4L 9th of 14 to Gold Phoenix 9.0 DUN 26 FEB mdn 7f Std 20/1 M.A. Enright 9.2 8L 9th of 14 to Morning Approach 9.2 DUN 18 DEC 20 mdn 7f Std 27

RACE THREE

Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T


23 DARKDESERTHIGHWAY (107)

3

Br B f Hallowed Crown (AUS) - Redstaroverchina B Mighty Universe Ltd O Mrs M D O’Callaghan

9

2

(128)

(13)

8- F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

Well held when eighth of 14 on her debut over 7f at Dundalk in December and a watching brief would be advised if she gets to line up. Reserve. Star Rating 2 Darkdeserthighway 40/1 D.E. Sheehy 8.4 8L 8th of 14 to Queenship 8.9 DUN 4 DEC 20 mdn 7f Std

RACE THREE

Probable Starting Prices - 13/8 Joan Of Arc, 3/1 Giuliana (GER), 7/1 Emilie Gray, 8/1 Cosa Sara, 10/1 Soilse, 16/1 Roxette (GER), 20/1 Approach The Dawn, Pale Iris, Parkhill Dawn, 25/1 Mijul Angel, Dutch Schaefer (GB), 33/1 Kind Of Loving, Hard Or Soft, Lady Sands, Maguire’s Grace, Smart Remark, Sprawlers Revelry, 50/1 Cul An Tsudaire, Maymoon, Two Metres Apart

CURRAGH COMMENT JOAN OF ARC, who is a full-sister to Classic winners Gleneagles and Marvellous, is hard to oppose following her very promising debut performance at Dundalk in November. With that experience now under her belt, the daughter of Galileo should be very hard to beat. Giuliana made the frame in the Anglesey Stakes here in October, but it is a slight concern than she was beaten back in maiden company the following month. Emilie Gray is out of a dual Group 3 winner and is the pick of the newcomers, while Soilse completes the shortlist.

WIN: JOAN OF ARC

DANGER: EMILIE GRAY

PLUS 10 BONUS SCHEME The connections of the winner, if qualified under the Rules of the Plus 10 bonus scheme, will share a prize of €12,500.

THE CURRAGH RECORD TIMES Distance Time

5f 5f 6f 6f 6f 63yds 6f 63yds 7f 7f 8f 8f 8f Rnd 8f Rnd 8f Rnd 9f 9f 10f 11f 12f 13f 14f 16f

57.17s 58.20s 1m 8.10s 1m 9.35s 1m 12.40s 1m 14.26s 1m 21.14s 1m 20.90s 1m 35.00s 1m 37.03s 1m 34.30s 1m 40.08s 1m 35.10s 1m 49.20s 1m 57.73s 2m 0.60s 2m 18.60s 2m 25.60s 2m 49.90s 2m 55.40s 3m 21.80s

Horse

Bali Royal (GB) Lahinch Invincible Spirit Sudirman (USA) Bold Tack (Disq) Actress Trade Fair (GB) Hawk Wing (USA) Arctic Storm (GB) Avenue Gabriel (GB) Llyn Gwynant (GB) Flying Jib Emperor Claudius (USA) Chelsea Rose Grandee Market Booster (USA) Lisieux Rose (IRE) St. Jovite (USA) Esprit D’Etoile (USA) Arrikala King Carew

Age

Weight

7 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 3 2 4 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 5

9-5 8-11 9-0 9-3 9-8 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-4 9-0 8-13 8-13 9-5 8-6 8-13 9-0 8-7 8-7 7-8

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Race Date

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VAN GOGH TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien OWNER: M Tabor & D Smith & Mrs John Magnier SIRE: American Pharoah (USA) DAM: Imagine (IRE) BREEDER: Barronstown Stud

Very few horses win a Group 1 in heavy ground by four lengths, but Van Gogh did exactly that at Saint-Cloud. Another Ballydoyle horse who ran well in pattern races as a maiden, he finally got off the mark at the Curragh and backed up that run with a fine second in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket. Held at a mile for the Criterium International in October 2020, he saw off his five rivals in imperious style under Pierre-Charles Boudot, travelling perfectly and winning easily. That heavy ground performance convinced anyone who thought he had stamina doubts, and he has a smart pedigree. By American Pharoah, he’s out of a Sadler’s Wells mare, so with that pedigree it’s not hard to see him reaching the very top level of racing. Races over a mile and a half are on his agenda this year.

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FOURTH RACE 3.05P.M. THE PADDY POWER MADRID HANDICAP OF W40,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: r23600; Second: r8000; Third: r4000; Fourth: r2000; Fifth: r1200; Sixth: r800.

(For Race Conditions see page 69)

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TRIFECTA RACE

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

DUKE OF MANTUA (200)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

10

0

(140)

(10)

Br B c No Nay Never (USA) - Pietra Dura (GB) B Barouche Stud Ireland Ltd O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

31- F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Off the mark on his final start last year, impressively accounting for a colt who has since confirmed the strength of the form, and he can take some beating for his top connections. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 5 Duke Of Mantua 1 flat win r9,145.00 D — Handicap Rating 104 4/7Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.5 won 2 3/4L hd from Sword Zorro 9.5 and Fight Zone (USA) 9.5 GOW 2 SEP 20 10rn mdn 7f Sft/Hvy 1min 30.8sec 16/1 P.B. Beggy 9.7 1 1/4L ns 3rd to St Mark’s Basilica (FR) 9.7 here 22 AUG 20 18rn mdn 6f Sft

2

FOURHOMETWO (GB) (170)

3

9

8

Br B g Ajaya (GB) - Missy O’ Gwaun B Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar O Any Excuse For A Holiday Syndicate

(134)

(7)

2184- F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Ran about as well as could be expected when fourth at Dundalk in Listed company in October; interesting that he has been gelded over the winter and conditions will suit. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Fourhometwo (GB) 1 flat win r10,620.00 D — Handicap Rating 98 11/1 HR90 S.B. Kelly 9.5 1 1/4L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Zaffy’s Pride 9.0 DUN 2 OCT 20 8rn Listed 7f Std 22/1 S.B. Kelly 9.5 14L 8th of 9 to Cadillac 9.5 LEP 12 SEP 20 Group 2 1m Gd 6/4Fav S.B. Kelly 9.4 won 2 3/4L 1 1/2L from Dame Dandy 9.2 and Get Noticed 9.2 GAL 2 AUG 20 11rn mdn 7f Sft 1min 31.3sec

3

THE BLUE PANTHER (134)

3

Br B g Buratino - Banksia (GB) B Tinnakill Bloodstock & Jack Cantillon O L Mulvany

9

(TStrap)

4

(130)

(2)

176026- F Gary Carroll J Michael Mulvany T

Successful on debut at Bellewstown last August, though he didn’t really build on that for the rest of the season and needs more to overcome a rating of 94. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 The Blue Panther 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 94 6/1 HR94 C.D. Hayes 9.4 (TS) 5L 6th of 11 to Colfer Kay 8.6 NAAS 7 NOV 20 Ext hcp 6f Hvy 50/1 HR86 C.D. Hayes 9.3 (TS) 1 1/4L 2nd to Ecliptical 9.3 NAAS 18 OCT 20 16rn 7f Sft 66/1 HR87 G.F. Carroll 9.5 10L 12th of 14 to Frenetic 9.3 DUN 2 OCT 20 Listed 5f Std

4

KEEPER OF TIME (175)

3

Br B f Mehmas - Motheeba (USA) B D & E Phelan O John Nolan

9

3

(129)

(6)

9017- F Kevin Manning J John James Feane T

Off the mark at the third time of asking on decent ground at Naas in September, found Group 3 company too hot over C&D shortly afterwards but back in more realistic waters now. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Keeper Of Time 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 93 25/1 HR90 D.W. O’Connor 9.2 5 3/4L 7th of 10 to Elysium 9.2 here 27 SEP 20 Group 3 7f Gd/Yld 15/2 D.W. O’Connor 8.13 won 1/2L 1 1/4L from Lay It Out 9.2 and Elizabethan (USA) 9.2 NAAS 17 SEP 20 16rn mdn 6f Gd 1min 10.8sec 40/1 D.W. O’Connor 9.2 6 1/4L last of 11 to Monday (USA) 9.2 LEP 12 SEP 20 Listed 7f Gd

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LAELAPS (148)

3

Br B c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Magen’s Star B Mr Maurice Regan O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

9

2

(128)

(11)

84216- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Made all to shed his maiden tag at Navan in October before struggling at Leopardstown, and the suspicion is that this drop back to 7f won’t prove ideal for the Exceed and Excel colt. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Laelaps 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 92 40/1 HR89 T.P. Madden 9.5 5 3/4L 6th of 9 to Flying Visit 9.5 LEP 24 OCT 20 Group 3 1m 1f Sft/Hvy 17/2 S. Foley 9.7 won 2 1/4L nk from Emporio 9.4 and Xeres (GB) 9.7 NAV 7 OCT 20 11rn mdn 1m Sft 1min 48.8sec 9/1 S. Foley 9.7 1/2L 2nd to Matchless 9.7 LIST 22 SEP 20 7rn mdn 7f Gd

6

ERZINDJAN (155)

3

9

1

Br B c Lope de Vega - Eshera B His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

(127)

(1)

614- F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

Completely unexposed after just three starts and left a lasting impression when successful at Cork last August, so no surprise if he gives Duke Of Mantua the most to consider here. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 4 Erzindjan 1 flat win r10,030.00 D — Handicap Rating 91 6/1 O.J. Orr 9.5 2 1/2L 3 1/4L 2L 4th to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 17 OCT 20 7rn Group 3 7f Yld 13/8 O.J. Orr 9.7 won 3 1/4L 5 1/2L from Vocito 9.7 and Baton Rouge 9.7 CK 25 AUG 20 7rn mdn 7f Hvy 1min 29.1sec 12/1 O.J. Orr 9.5 9 1/2L 6th of 9 to Mac Swiney 9.5 here 18 JUL 20 mdn 7f Yld

AMAZED BY GRACE (GB) (154)

3

8

Br B f Cable Bay - Amber Queen B Lady Richard Wellesley O Mrs Orla Murtagh

9

(121)

(4)

67100- F Danny Sheehy (5) J J P Murtagh T

Off the mark at Dundalk last summer before struggling in a couple of big-field events at Naas and this looks a daunting enough task for her seasonal reappearance. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Amazed By Grace (GB) 1 flat win r11,800.00 — Handicap Rating 85 66/1 HR87 N.G. McCullagh 9.0 7 1/2L 10th of 16 to Ecliptical 9.3 NAAS 18 OCT 20 7f Sft 66/1 S.B. Kelly 8.13 8 3/4L 13th of 19 to Chief Little Hawk (USA) 9.4 NAAS 23 AUG 20 6f Sft 22/1 D.E. Sheehy 8.9 won hd nk from Zaffy’s Pride 8.10 and Dense Star 8.7 DUN 15 AUG 20 14rn mdn 6f AWT 1min 14.2sec

8

RAVE N CONTAGION (140)

3

8

Br Ch g Raven’s Pass (USA) - Lady Pitrizza B Mr E McKenna O Edward McKenna

6

(118)

(5)

033- F Chris Hayes J Michael Mulvany T

He remains a maiden after three starts, but that doesn’t tell the whole story as he impressed with two placed efforts at Gowran Park and Nass respectively towards the back-end of last season. Star Rating 3 Rave N Contagion — Handicap Rating 81 18/1 G.F. Carroll 9.7 1/2L 1 1/2L 3rd to Taipan (FR) 9.7 NAAS 1 NOV 20 18rn mdn 1m Hvy 25/1 G.F. Carroll 9.7 2L 3/4L 3rd to Roman Empire 9.7 GOW 19 OCT 20 9rn mdn 1m Sft/Hvy 100/1 G.F. Carroll 9.7 11L 10th of 18 to Alarm Call (GB) 9.2 NAV 7 OCT 20 mdn 5f 164yds Sft

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SHACKLETON HERO (48)

3

Br Ch c The Gurkha - Blue Cloud (TStrap) B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Rectory Road Holdings Limited & Mrs John Magnier & Mrs A M O’Brien

8

6

(118)

(3)

6322-1 F Wayne Lordan J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Hit the crossbar a couple of times prior to opening his account at short odds on Polytrack last month for Joseph O’Brien and he could kick on now for leading connections. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Shackleton Hero 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 79 1/4Fav HR79 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 (TS) won 1 1/4L 1 1/2L from Approbare 9.11 and Brother In Law (GB) 10.0 DUN 1 FEB 14rn mdn 6f Std 1min 13.4sec 13/8Fav HR79 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 (TS) nk 2nd to Chicago Bear 9.7 DUN 23 NOV 20 14rn mdn 7f Std 13/2 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 (TS) 4L 2nd to Zozimus 9.4 DUN 11 NOV 20 14rn mdn 1m Std

10 TRUE ARTIST (140)

3

Br Ch g Mastercraftsman - Bayberry (UAE) B Ballygallon Stud Limited O Lance Bloodstock Limited

8

6

(118)

(9)

0663- F N G McCullagh J Gerard O’Leary T

Yet to win in four outings, but he did put in a career-best effort when third in a competitive Naas nursery in November and this sort of ground should play to his strengths. Star Rating 3 True Artist — Handicap Rating 77 9/1 HR79 C.D. Hayes 9.2 2 1/2L 3/4L 3rd to Hector De Maris 9.6 NAAS 1 NOV 20 14rn hcp 7f Hvy 33/1 W.J. Lee 9.6 7L 6th of 18 to Santa Barbara 9.3 here 26 SEP 20 mdn 1m Yld 200/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.5 5 1/2L 6th of 20 to Shark Two One (GB) 9.3 here 13 SEP 20 6f 63yds Gd

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11 KNOCKNAKILLA (132)

3

Br B g Holy Roman Emperor - Star of Spring B Star Of Spring Syndicate O Lance Bloodstock Limited & Patrick John O’Leary

8

6

(118)

(8)

0557- F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Gerard O’Leary T

His form is a little mixed so far, but the three-year-old did put in the best performance of his career over this C&D in August when fifth in a big field and perhaps this scenario will suit him. Star Rating 2 Knocknakilla — Handicap Rating 74 20/1 HR78 C.D. Hayes 9.7 (CP) 8 1/4L 7th of 14 to Sister Rosetta 9.2 DUN 9 NOV 20 mdn 6f Std 14/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 5 1/4L 5th of 15 to Toshizou 9.7 TIPP 14 SEP 20 mdn 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 125/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.4 4 1/2L 5th of 17 to Charterhouse (GB) 9.0 here 14 AUG 20 mdn 7f Gd

TStrap worn by No. 3, No. 9. Long Handicap - Rave N Contagion 8-5 (117), Shackleton Hero 8-3 (115), True Artist 8-1 (113), Knocknakilla 7-12 (110) Probable Starting Prices - 9/4 Duke Of Mantua, 11/2 Erzindjan, 7/1 Fourhometwo (GB), Shackleton Hero, 8/1 True Artist, 10/1 Keeper Of Time, Laelaps, Rave N Contagion, 12/1 The Blue Panther, 20/1 Amazed By Grace (GB), 25/1 Knocknakilla

2020 - 1st In From The Cold 2nd Camachita 3rd The King Of Kells (1 min. 33.5 sec.)

RACE FOUR

CURRAGH COMMENT DUKE OF MANTUA won on his final start of 2020 when successful at Gowran Park in September and that form has since been franked by the runner-up. Aidan O’Brien has won two of the last eight renewals and it is interesting that Ryan Moore comes over for the ride. Erzindjan was deemed good enough for Group 3 company at Leopardstown when last seen and may well appreciate these calmer waters, while Rave N Contagion is another who can’t be dismissed.

WIN: DUKE OF MANTUA

DANGER: ERZINDJAN

THE MADRID HANDICAP The Madrid Handicap was first run in 1813 when Luxima landed one of the most historic races in the Irish racing calendar. Previous winners include subsequent Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Star Appeal in 1973 and Awtaad who landed the race for Curragh-based trainer Kevin Prendergast in 2016.

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SEARCH FOR A SONG TRAINER: Dermot Weld OWNER: Moyglare Stud Farm SIRE: Galileo (IRE) DAM: Polished Gem (IRE) BREEDER: Moyglare Stud Farm

Few horses win one Irish St Leger, let alone two. Dermot Weld has trained the Irish St Leger superstar duo of Vinnie Roe and Vintage Crop, and now he can add Search For A Song to that list. A well-bred filly, she demonstrated class that few horses have when bouncing back from three below par runs to win her second Irish St Leger in fine style on day two of Irish Champions Weekend 2020. Her victory have Oisin Orr his first Classic and Group 1 winner and she has all the attributes in her favour as she goes for a third win in the Classic in 2021. She’ll face tough opposition this time around though, but she’s trained by the right man to make it three wins on the bounce in the Irish St Leger.

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FIFTH RACE 3.35P.M. THE ROYAL LYTHAM AT IRISH EMERALD STUD (C&G) MAIDEN OF W12,000 (PLUS 10 RACE)

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r7080; Second: r2400; Third: r1200; Fourth: r600; Fifth: r360; Sixth: r240.

(For Race Conditions see page 69)

RACE SPONSOR

Irish Emerald Stud will sponsor a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

HERO OF THE HOUR (GB) (32)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

7

(147)

(3)

Br B g Lord Kanaloa (JPN) - Ripples Maid (GB) B Qatar Bloodstock Ltd O James McAuley

6 F Conor Maxwell J James McAuley T

A half-brother to a Group 2 winner in Japan who didn’t run too badly on his racecourse debut at Dundalk last month and he is open to improvement now switched to turf. Star Rating 3 Hero Of The Hour (GB) 50/1 C.D. Maxwell 9.9 7L 6th of 14 to Forbearance 9.4 DUN 17 FEB mdn 1m Std

RACE FIVE

2

MEISHAR (ARG) (-)

5

10

Br B g Exchange Rate (USA) - My Palestina (ARG) B Haras Santa Ines O James McAuley

7

(147)

(22) F

Rory Cleary J James McAuley T

A 3,000gns purchase in January 2020 who is a half-brother to a Group 2 winner from Argentina and any market support ahead of his debut should be noted. Star Rating 3

3

ASTROPHYSICIST (GB) (-)

3

9

Br B g Showcasing (GB) - Thousandkissesdeep B Mrs D Camacho O Seton Hall Syndicate

7

(133)

(17) F

Gearoid Brouder (7) J J G Coogan T

The gelding is related to several winners, including his half-brother His Kyllachy who won a 1m 4f handicap for William Haggas, but he is likely to benefit from stepping up in trip in the future. Star Rating 3

4

CHURCH MOUNTAIN (204)

3

Br B g Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Whatelseaboutyou B Lisbrook O Joseph M Kelly

(TStrap)

9

7

(133)

(23)

70- F Joe Doyle J Denis Gerard Hogan T

He showed limited promise in two outings last season but connections have gelded him over the winter which is likely to help him with his progression in the future. Star Rating 2 Church Mountain 100/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 (TS) 13L 10th of 12 to Tar Heel 9.0 NAV 29 AUG 20 mdn 5f 164yds Sft 33/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 (TS) 19L last of 7 to Wembley 9.7 ROS 18 AUG 20 mdn 7f 80yds Sft/Hvy

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5

DAVITT (44)

3

Br B c Ivawood - Mabalane B Paul Nataf O Paul Nataf

9

(Hood)

7

(133)

(5)

0 F N G McCullagh J Charles O’Brien T

A first-time hood is applied after he raced keenly on his first start at Dundalk last month but he will need to take a big step forward to be competitive. Star Rating 2 Davitt 40/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.7 12L 10th of 14 to Rocky Sky 9.2 DUN 5 FEB mdn 1m Std

6

DRACONID (-)

3

Br B c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - In My Dreams B Joe Crowley and Mr and Mrs A P O’Brien O Mrs A M O’Brien

(TStrap)

9

7

(133)

(9) F

Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

His half-sister was placed in a Listed contest over a mile and he commands plenty of respect for leading connections, despite being likely to want a longer trip in time. Star Rating 4

7

FANCY RED DIAMOND (-)

3

Br B g Red Jazz (USA) - Diamond Rio B M Foley O M Foley

9

7

(133)

(10) F

Danny Redmond (5) J Barry J Fitzgerald T

8

GRAND REVIVAL (USA) (16)

3

Br B c American Pharoah (USA) - Rather Special B Chelston & Wynatt O Premier Racing Club

9

7

(133)

(20)

0 F J M Sheridan (5) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

The colt was originally with Aidan O’Brien before being withdrawn from the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training sale. He failed to beat a rival home on debut for his new connections and is best watched. Star Rating 2 Grand Revival (USA) 40/1 J.M. Sheridan 9.2 22L last of 14 to Logo Hunter 9.7 DUN 5 MAR mdn 6f Std

9

HOROSCOPE (148)

3

Br B c No Nay Never (USA) - Inca Wood (UAE) B Lynch Bages Ltd O Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier

9

7

(TStrap)

(133)

(16)

42- F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

He sets the form standard with his second at Leopardstown in October coming under similar conditions and a first-time tongue-tie is likely to bring about further progression. Star Rating 5 Horoscope 8/13Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.5 4L 2nd to Sword Zorro 9.5 LEP 24 OCT 20 6rn mdn 7f Sft/Hvy 17/2 E.J. McNamara 9.7 2 1/4L 1/2L nk 4th to Khartoum (USA) 9.7 here 11 OCT 20 14rn mdn 7f Sft

10 KRYPTON GOLD (139)

3

Br B c Holy Roman Emperor - Red Planet (GB) B Ms Morna McDowall O John Lavery

9

7

(133)

(19)

00- F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

He has finished down the field on both his starts to date, including over C&D in November, and this appears to be a difficult task based on those performances. Star Rating 2 Krypton Gold 150/1 M.A. Enright 9.5 14L 13th of 17 to Arturo Toscanini 9.5 here 2 NOV 20 mdn 7f Hvy 18/1 R.C. Colgan 9.5 15L 13th of 16 to Power Under Me 9.5 NAAS 18 OCT 20 mdn 6f Sft

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RACE FIVE

His dam won her maiden at the third attempt over 1m 2f but he faces a tough assignment over what appears to be an inadequate distance on his debut. Star Rating 2


11 MOLAZIM (16)

3

Br B g Sepoy (AUS) - Baheeja (GB) B Godolphin O Pioneer Racing

9

7

(133)

(7)

0 F Seamie Heffernan J Denis Gerard Hogan T

He only beat one rival home at Dundalk over 6f earlier in the month and his pedigree suggests that longer trips will see him to better effect. Star Rating 2 Molazim 40/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 15L 13th of 14 to Logo Hunter 9.7 DUN 5 MAR mdn 6f Std

12 MYTHICAL TIMES (123)

3

9

Br B c Camelot (GB) - Erysimum B Barouche Stud Ireland Ltd O Discreet Syndicate

7

(133)

(11)

0- F Shane Foley J John C McConnell T

A 5,000-pound purchase at the Goffs UK December sale following his sole outing for William Haggas at Kempton the month before. Others in the field appeal more. Star Rating 2 Mythical Times Tom Marquand 9.2 25L 11th of 12 to Rebel’s Romance 9.9 KEMPTON PARK 18 NOV 20 1m AWT

13 NOTRE BELLE BETE (GB) (-)

3

9

7

Br Gr c Zoffany - Angelic Guest B Rifa Mustang Europe Ltd O Straight To Victory Syndicate

(133)

(13) F

Leigh Roche J D J Bunyan T

A 40,000gns purchase whose dam is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Sovereign Debt and he appears to be one of the more interesting newcomers in the field. Star Rating 3

14 PROBE (GB) (-)

3

9

7

Br B c Kingman (GB) - Tested (GB) B Juddmonte Farms (East) Ltd O Juddmonte Partnership

(133)

(4) F

Colin Keane J D K Weld T

A home-bred son of Kingman who boasts a smart pedigree, being out of a dual-Group 3 winner for the stable, and he has to enter calculations making his racecourse bow. Star Rating 4

15 RAZOR FALCON (16)

3

9

Br Gr g Alhebayeb - Golden Leyf B Roger A Ryan O Aidan Gallagher

7

(133)

(6)

0-0 F Ronan Whelan J Paul W Flynn T

Beaten far enough in two starts so far, but the switch to turf could spark a bit of improvement and going back to 7f isn’t expected to do him any harm either. Star Rating 2 Razor Falcon 250/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 12L 10th of 14 to Logo Hunter 9.7 DUN 5 MAR mdn 6f Std 200/1 R.P. Whelan 9.7 16L 11th of 14 to Chicago Bear 9.7 DUN 23 NOV 20 mdn 7f Std

16 SAATTY (-)

3

Br Gr g Markaz - Rashaaqa (GB) B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O Hamdan Al Maktoum

9

7

(133)

(14) F

Chris Hayes J Kevin Prendergast T

Gelded ahead of this debut, though that isn’t a massive concern as he is related to plenty of smart types and his handler has made fast starts with his youngsters in the past. Star Rating 3

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17 SALVUCCI (156)

3

9

Br Ch c Lope de Vega - Laviniad B Ballylinch Stud O Ballylinch Stud

7

(133)

(15)

536- F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Paid the price last time when trying to track the leader on his first start over a mile, but the drop to 7f is a positive step and a more patient ride could really pay dividends. Star Rating 4 Salvucci — Handicap Rating 80 9/2 K.J. Manning 9.5 5L 6th of 14 to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 16 OCT 20 mdn 1m Yld/Sft 6/1 K.J. Manning 9.7 2 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Khartoum (USA) 9.7 here 11 OCT 20 14rn mdn 7f Sft 12/1 K.J. Manning 9.5 9L 5th of 10 to Ace Aussie 9.5 CK 9 SEP 20 mdn 7f Gd/Frm

18 SOUTH EAST STAR (-)

3

9

7

Br B g Vadamos (FR) - Air Maze (GB) B John Doyle O South East Racing Club

(133)

(8) F

Ross Coakley J Eoin Doyle T

Related to a two-year-old winner and plenty of other types who paid their way, and although this will be an educational first outing for him, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he showed late promise. Star Rating 2

19 THE RIASTRAD (37)

3

Br B g Coulsty - Funtshill B Mrs M Dowdall Blake O Ms M Dowdall Blake

9

7

(133)

(21)

7 F Danny Sheehy (5) J Ms M Dowdall Blake (R) T

He didn’t beat anything home on debut, but his pedigree suggests that he will get better with time/experience and further than this will likely play to his strengths later in the year. Star Rating 2 The Riastrad 50/1 D.E. Sheehy 8.12 10L last of 7 to Benavente (GB) 9.3 DUN 12 FEB 7f Std

3

9

Br B c Morpheus (GB) - Lady Prism B Danny Coogan O Mrs C Taylor

7

(133)

(2) F

Luke McAteer (5) J Anthony Mullins T

Half-brother to a winner over a mile and, although that sort of trip will suit him given time, he could enjoy a solid first experience for a trainer who does have winners in these sort of races. Star Rating 2

RESERVES 21 ENGER (140)

3

9

7

Br B g Dragon Pulse - Wonderful Town (USA) B Ballyreddin Stud O Mrs Michael J Byrne

(133)

(18) 00- F J

M J Byrne T

Unplaced in both starts, but he showed a bit more potential at Navan in September compared to his debut and the step back up in trip promises to help. First reserve. Star Rating 2 Enger 250/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 15L 10th of 18 to Taipan (FR) 9.7 NAAS 1 NOV 20 mdn 1m Hvy 100/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 25L 14th of 16 to Alex D (GB) 9.7 LIM 10 OCT 20 mdn 7f Hvy

22 GOING IN STYLE (192)

3

Br B g Dream Ahead (USA) - Loutka (FR) B Mr M Parrish O Mrs Caroline Hendron & J Muldoon & Mrs M Cahill & Brian Ganly

9

7

(133)

(12) 97- F J

Noel Meade T

Unplaced in both starts so far, but the yard had a big-priced winner at Cheltenham earlier this week and perhaps the Dream Ahead gelding can outrun his likely price if making the line-up. Second reserve. Star Rating 2 Going In Style 20/1 S. Foley 9.1 12L 7th of 12 to Dense Star 8.7 NAV 10 SEP 20 mdn 5f 164yds Yld 18/1 W.J. Lee 9.5 10L 9th of 18 to Fly Girl 8.10 LEP 13 AUG 20 mdn 7f Gd 41

RACE FIVE

20 VALHALLA’S DREAM (-)


23 ARDBRIN (192)

3

Br B c Dragon Pulse - Ard Na Sidhe B Epona Bloodstock Ltd O Dr J F Dawson

9

7

(133)

(1)

0- F Alan Persse (7) J Sarah Dawson T

Failed to beat anything home on debut, though this step up in trip will help plenty and natural improvement can be expected in this bigger field. Third reserve. Star Rating 2 Ardbrin 40/1 D.E. Sheehy 8.8 32L last of 12 to Dense Star 8.7 NAV 10 SEP 20 mdn 5f 164yds Yld

Hood worn by No. 5. TStrap worn by No. 4, No. 6, No. 9. Probable Starting Prices - 5/4 Horoscope, 4/1 Salvucci, 5/1 Probe (GB), 7/1 Saatty, 8/1 Draconid, 16/1 Hero Of The Hour (GB), 25/1 Mythical Times, Notre Belle Bete (GB), Valhalla’s Dream, 33/1 Meishar (ARG), Astrophysicist (GB), Davitt, Fancy Red Diamond, Grand Revival (USA), Molazim, South East Star, 66/1 Church Mountain, Krypton Gold, The Riastrad, 100/1 Razor Falcon

CURRAGH COMMENT HOROSCOPE ran with promise on both his starts as a juvenile, most notably when runner-up at Leopardstown in October, and the son of No Nay Never has been found an excellent opportunity to go one better. Salvucci may not have benefited from the quick turnaround when sixth at Leopardstown over a mile last time out and he has to be respected dropping back in trip, while Probe, whose dam won twice at Group 3 level for connections, appeals most of the newcomers.

RACE FIVE

WIN: HOROSCOPE

DANGER: PROBE

FREE NOMINATION Irish Emerald Stud are delighted to present a free nomination to Royal Lytham to the winning breeder in this race.

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THE PADDY POWER IRISH LINCOLNSHIRE 2020 When racing returned to the Curragh following the restart of racing, it did so without the pictured crowds, hustle and bustle of the day or the original racing schedule. With the season starting later in the year on Friday 12th June, racing fans were treated to a day of superb racing. A maiden over a mile and two furlongs saw subsequent St Leger winner Galileo Chrome put his name in many notebooks as one to follow. Subsequent Matron Stakes winner Champers Elysees took the Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Handicap under Danny Sheehy and Crossfirehurricane took a competitive renewal of the Coolmore Ten Sovereigns Gallinule Stakes. Racing fans enjoyed a treat, albeit from home, with the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas, the first Classic of the season, won by Siskin and the Coolmore Magna Grecia Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes won by Leo De Fury. Today’s feature race, the Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire, was ran at this extra-ordinary June meeting last year. The race had a typically competitive look to it, with plenty of talk abot the hot favourite Tauran Shaman. The colt was taking a step

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down in class since contesting the Group 2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein at Longchamp back in October 2019, and many though he was well-treated off a mark of 96. However, it was the Adrian McGuinness-trained Bowerman who came out on top under Ronan Whelan. An improving type, Bowerman came to the Curragh following a close second in a Listed race at Cagnes-Sur-Mer and was able to race off a mark of 97. He was given plenty of room throughout the race, and Whelan delivered his mount to perfection and win going away by two and a half lengths. Since, Bowerman has gone on to win a prestigious local Group 2 in Qatar (pictured), proving that the Curragh is the breeding ground of champions! Colfer Me finished second on what was a good day for Ken Condon, with Luke Comer’s Broad Street taking third place on the line from Bowerman’s stablemate Saltonstall. Refresh your memory of the race and view the replay below.

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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

CHAMPERS ELYSEES TRAINER: Johnny Murtagh OWNER: Teruya Yoshida SIRE: Elzaam (AUS) DAM: La Cuvee (GB) BREEDER: Mark Of Esteem (IRE)

Without question Johnny Murtagh’s stable star, Champers Elysees is a familiar horse to Curragh fans. On day two of Irish Champions Weekend 2019 she was a fine sixth in the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes, and she followed that up with a win in an auction race two weeks later She made her 2020 seasonal debut at the Curragh, landing a competitive three-year-old handicap over seven furlongs, which she back up with a win in Listed company at Galway. The wins kept coming, culminating in a win in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on day one of Irish Champions Weekend. She is set to make her seasonal debut at the Curragh in either the Athasi Stakes (seven furlongs) or the Lanwades Stud Stakes ( a mile). 46


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SIXTH RACE 4.10P.M. THE PADDY POWER IRISH LINCOLNSHIRE OF W90,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 9th March. Value to winner: r53100; Second: r18000; Third: r9000; Fourth: r4500; Fifth: r2700; Sixth: r1800.

(For Race Conditions see page 69)

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Paddy Power will sponsor a prize to be awarded to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

LAUGHIFUWANT (140)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

6

10

1

(141)

(25)

Br B g Roderic O’Connor - Red Fanfare (GB) B Gerry Cumiskey O Mrs E Keane & Mrs F Cumiskey

3-81220- F Sam Ewing (5) J Gerard Keane T

A course-and-distance winner in heavy ground last summer and not disgraced in some hot contests since. He was a beaten favourite on his final start of 2020, but could bounce back here. Winning Range Hvy-Yld. Star Rating 3 Laughifuwant 3 flat wins r123,674.00 CD — Handicap Rating 106 13/8Fav HR106 C.T. Keane 9.9 12L 11th of 12 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 Listed 1m Hvy 5/4Fav HR106 G.F. Carroll 9.9 1/2L 2nd to Surrounding 9.4 LEP 17 OCT 20 9rn Listed 7f Yld 5/1 HR104 C.D. Hayes 9.7 s/hd 2nd to Current Option 9.7 TIPP 3 OCT 20 11rn Group 3 7f 100yds Yld/Sft

2

QUIZICAL (140)

6

9

RACE SIX

Br B g Roderic O’Connor - Twenty Questions (GB) B Joe Bishop O John Lavery

9

(135)

(21)

042573- F Leigh Roche J Ms Sheila Lavery T

Third in a Listed contest last time, she is 4lb higher than when rattling the crossbar over course and distance last summer. She has an outside chance and could run well. Winning Range SH-GS. Star Rating 3 Quizical 2 flat wins r25,504.00 D — Handicap Rating 100 28/1 HR96 R.C. Colgan 9.9 3 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m Hvy 9/2 HR96 L.T. McAteer 9.10 3 3/4L 7th of 11 to Theophile 8.9 LEP 16 OCT 20 Ext hcp 1m Yld/Sft 9/1 HR96 R.C. Colgan 9.10 14L 5th of 9 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp 1m Hvy

3

MIRANN (FR) (175)

5

9

8

Br B g Motivator (GB) - Mila (FR) B S C E A Haras De Son Altesse l’Aga Khan O OTI Racing

(134)

(12)

5-12374- F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Not disgraced in some competitive events when stepped up in trip following a victory at Gowran last year and he is interesting back down at a mile. Capable of running well for a shrewd handler if handling the slower conditions. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 4 Mirann (FR) 2 flat wins r16,490.00 — Handicap Rating 99 5/4 HR100 C.T. Keane 10.1 3/4L 1/2L 3 1/4L 4th to Order Of Australia 9.8 here 27 SEP 20 5rn 1m 4f Gd/Yld 9/2Fav HR100 S. Foley 10.0 2 3/4L 7th of 18 to Halimi 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 Ext hcp 1m 4f 180yds Gd 5/1 HR102 D.E. Sheehy 9.11 1 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Sky Seven 8.11 DUN 15 AUG 20 14rn Ext hcp 1m 2f 150yds AWT

4

FAME AND ACCLAIM (23)

4

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Applause B P & B Bloodstock O Paul H Redmond & T G Fitzgerald

9

7

(133)

(15)

11630-6 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Won three on the bounce last summer, including a handicap over course and distance in July. He is 4lb higher than that victory now, but has tuned up for this with a run at Dundalk recently. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 2 Fame And Acclaim 3 flat wins r40,710.00 CD — Handicap Rating 98 6/1 HR99 M.P. Sheehy 9.7 9L last of 6 to San Andreas 9.0 DUN 26 FEB 7f Std 14/1 HR101 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 12L 10th of 12 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 Listed 1m Hvy 11/2 HR103 D.P. McDonogh 9.5 1 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Keats 9.5 CK 29 SEP 20 8rn Listed 1m 50yds Gd

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5

MAKER OF KINGS (156)

4

Br B g Zoffany - Desire Moi B Newtown Anner Stud O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

9

7

(TStrap)

(133)

(11)

3-15412- F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

He finished last season in great form and the consistent performer could continue on his upwards curve here for a handler who has won this twice in the last four years. Winning Range YS-GY. Star Rating 4 Maker Of Kings 2 flat wins r20,650.00 — Handicap Rating 98 7/2Fav HR96 Sam Ewing 9.5 (TS) 1L 2nd to Theophile 8.9 LEP 16 OCT 20 11rn Ext hcp 1m Yld/Sft 13/2 HR91 Sam Ewing 8.13 (TS) won 1 1/4L 1/2L from Teed Up 9.1 and Lord Park 8.8 TIPP 3 OCT 20 11rn hcp (70-100)1m 1f Yld/Sft 1min 59.2sec 22/1 HR89 Sam Ewing 8.11 (TS) 1/2L 1 1/4L 1 1/2L 4th to Carrytheone (GB) 9.9 here 26 SEP 20 14rn hcp 1m Yld

6

IN FROM THE COLD (140)

4

9

Br Br Gr g Alhebayeb - Grandegrandegrande B Ciara Eglington O L Mulvany

6

(132)

(2)

592641- F Gary Carroll J Michael Mulvany T

A four-time winner, who thrived in heavy ground when ending 2020 with a victory over 10 furlongs at Naas. He is 9lb higher now which tempers enthusiasm slightly, but conditions will suit. Winning Range SH-Gd. Star Rating 3 In From The Cold 4 flat wins r55,193.00 — Handicap Rating 97 9/2 HR88 Sam Ewing 9.3 won 2L 4L from Newgirlintown 8.6 and Thefaithfulindian 8.10 NAAS 1 NOV 20 11rn hcp 1m 2f Hvy 2min 31.4sec 5/1 HR88 Sam Ewing 9.7 nk 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Teed Up 9.13 GAL 26 OCT 20 14rn hcp 1m 73yds Hvy 5/2Fav HR88 G.F. Carroll 9.4 2 3/4L 6th of 9 to Comfort Line 9.0 GOW 21 OCT 20 hcp (70-100)7f Hvy

7

AGITARE (169)

4

9

Br Ch g Teofilo - Sway Me Now (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

5

(131)

(24)

243016- F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

A winner over 7f at Listowel on his penultimate start, he wasn’t beaten far when fourth in a competitive handicap here last summer. He is 1lb lower this time and is respected for a top team. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Agitare 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 96 100/30 HR97 L.T. McAteer 9.5 8 1/4L 6th of 11 to Maker Of Kings 8.13 TIPP 3 OCT 20 hcp (70-100)1m 1f Yld/Sft 2/5Fav HR97 K.J. Manning 9.7 won 1 1/2L s/hd from Knight Of Malta (USA) 9.7 and Bluebeard’s Castle (USA) 9.7 LIST 22 SEP 20 8rn mdn 7f Gd 1min 27.5sec 4/1Fav HR97 K.J. Manning 9.6 5 1/4L 11th of 18 to Could Be King (GB) 10.0 LEP 12 SEP 20 Ext hcp 7f Gd

LOBO ROJO (GB) (148)

4

Br Ch c Lope de Vega - Louve Nationale B Dayton Investments (Breeding) Limited O Ballylinch Stud

9

4

(130)

(4)

2017- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Pitched straight into Listed company last time having opened his account over 10 furlongs the time before that and this lightly-raced four-year-old is interesting for a top local yard. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 4 Lobo Rojo (GB) 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 95 14/1 S. Foley 9.5 9 1/4L 7th of 12 to Amma Grace 9.0 LEP 24 OCT 20 Listed 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 13/2 S. Foley 9.7 won nk 2L from Vermilion Cliffs 9.7 and Lord Park 9.0 LEP 17 OCT 20 15rn mdn 1m 2f Yld 2min 15.5sec 10/11Fav S. Foley 9.7 14L 12th of 14 to Dalvey (GB) 9.7 GOW 19 JUN 20 mdn 1m Yld

9

GODHEAD (GB) (23)

5

9

Br B g Charm Spirit - Hello Glory (GB) B Whitsbury Manor Stud &Mrs M E Slade O Shamrock Thoroughbreds & Bart O’Sullivan

2

(128)

(23)

12-113-3 F Ronan Whelan J Adrian McGuinness T

All three of his victories came on the all-weather when racing for John Gosden and he is an intriguing recruit to Adrian McGuinness’ stable. The yard won this 12 months ago and he opened his lungs at Dundalk last month. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Godhead (GB) 3 flat wins r16,794.00 D — Handicap Rating 93 9/2 HR93 R.P. Whelan 9.10 5 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to San Andreas 9.0 DUN 26 FEB 6rn 7f Std Kieran O’Neill 8.9 3/4L 2L 3rd to Motakhayyel (GB) 9.7 NEWMARKET 11 JUL 20 17rn hcp 7f Gd Robert Havlin 9.7 won 3/4L hd from Lincoln Park (GB) 9.5 and Knowing Glance 9.0 CHELMSFORD CITY 9 JUN 20 7rn hcp (69-88)7f Std 1min 24.5sec

10 CASANOVA (GB) (51)

5

Br B g Frankel (GB) - Karen’s Caper (USA) B Godolphin O Dooley Thoroughbreds

(Hood)

9

1

(127)

(17)

11586/-3 F Gavin Ryan J Adrian McGuinness T

Twice a winner for John Gosden in 2019, he returned from a long absence to run with real encouragement on stable debut for Adrian McGuinness at Dundalk. He could build on that third for last year’s winning handler. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Casanova (GB) 2 flat wins r15,406.40 D — Handicap Rating 92 20/1 HR92 C.T. Keane 9.13 (H) 3/4L 1 1/4L 3rd to Whatharm 10.0 DUN 29 JAN 12rn hcp 7f Std Robert Havlin 9.9 3L 6th of 9 to Another Touch (GB) 9.7 CHELMSFORD CITY 28 NOV 19 hcp (81-95)1m Std Robert Havlin 9.7 (H) 7L 8th of 10 to Rampant Lion 8.10 WOLVERHAMPTON 18 OCT 19 hcp (81-95)1m 142yds Std

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8


11 BREAKING STORY (156)

5

9

Br Ch g Dandy Man - Chronicle (GB) B Ms Sheila Lavery O Ms Sheila Lavery

0

(126)

(27)

839738- F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

It has been some time since this five-year-old has got his head in-front and although likely to find a few too good once again, he rarely runs a bad race and has been given a chance by the assessor. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Breaking Story 1 flat win r10,780.00 C — Handicap Rating 91 9/1 HR94 M.A. Enright 9.13 4 1/4L 8th of 11 to Theophile 8.9 LEP 16 OCT 20 Ext hcp 1m Yld/Sft 7/2Fav HR95 R.P. Cleary 9.9 1 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Royal Pippen 8.13 LIM 10 OCT 20 9rn 7f Hvy 12/1 HR95 R.C. Colgan 10.0 4 3/4L 7th of 14 to Carrytheone (GB) 9.9 here 26 SEP 20 hcp 1m Yld

12 COMFORT LINE (23)

4

Br Gr g Alhebayeb - Begin The Beguine B Thomas G Cooke O L Mulvany

(TStrap)

9

0

(126)

(3)

45321-5 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Michael Mulvany T

Finished last season with some fine efforts over 7f in heavy ground and is likely to appreciate conditions once again here. Warmed up for this at Dundalk last month and not completely overlooked. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 3 Comfort Line 2 flat wins r18,880.00 D — Handicap Rating 91 16/1 HR91 Melanie Horsman 9.0 (TS) 8 1/2L 5th of 6 to San Andreas 9.0 DUN 26 FEB 7f Std 9/1 HR87 B.M. Coen 9.0 (TS) won 1/2L hd from Miss Myers 9.4 and Spanish Tenor 10.0 GOW 21 OCT 20 9rn hcp (70-100)7f Hvy 1min 36.2sec 8/1 HR87 G.F. Carroll 9.11 (TS) 1 1/2L 2nd to Royal Pippen 8.13 LIM 10 OCT 20 9rn 7f Hvy

13 SHEER BRAVADO (19)

4

9

Br B g Fracas - Dushlan B J S Bolger O J F Taylor

0

(126)

(20)

1163-00 F Seamie Heffernan J S J Mahon T

Twice a winner over this distance in the latter part of last year, but much higher in the handicap now and well beaten when seen over hurdles this winter. Winning Range YS-Gd. Star Rating 2 Sheer Bravado 3 flat wins r18,290.00 — Handicap Rating 91 28/1 K.M. Donoghue 11.9 last of 14fn, 16rn to An Epic Song (FR) 11.9 GOW 2 MAR mdn hdl 2m Hvy 50/1 P.J. Carberry 11.9 47L 15th of 16fn, 18rn to Coltor 11.9 NAAS 31 JAN mdn hdl 1m 7f 151yds Sft/Hvy 10/1 HR91 K.J. Manning 9.6 2 1/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Dance Jupiter 9.9 NAAS 18 OCT 20 12rn hcp 1m 2f Sft

14 LAYFAYETTE (155)

4

RACE SIX

Br Br g French Navy (GB) - Scala Romana B Matthew Duffy O Mrs Patricia Hunt

8

13

(CPiece)

(125)

(5)

933122- F Chris Hayes J Noel Meade T

Has rattled the crossbar twice since scoring over 10 furlongs at Naas last August and makes plenty of appeal dropping back in trip here in first-time cheekpieces. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 5 Layfayette 2 flat wins r23,305.00 — Handicap Rating 90 100/30Fav HR89 C.D. Hayes 8.11 2 1/2L 2nd to Haparanda 8.5 LEP 17 OCT 20 12rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Yld 3/1Fav HR88 C.D. Hayes 9.10 3 1/4L 2nd to Paso Doble 8.11 FAIR 1 OCT 20 12rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Sft 5/1 HR84 C.D. Hayes 9.1 won nk 3/4L from Wilderness (GB) 9.4 and Tudor City 9.5 NAAS 23 AUG 20 16rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Sft 2min 18.4sec

15 PARTY MOON (GER) (197)

5

Br Ch g Sea The Moon (GER) - Partygorl (GER) B Gestut Gorlsdorf O Patrick F Kehoe

8

(TStrap)

13

(125)

(10)

11-4453- F J M Sheridan (5) J Anthony Mullins T

Lightly raced in his native Germany, where he won his first two starts, and he also finished third in Listed company. Gelded ahead of his Irish debut and he must be considered closely. Winning Range GS-Gd. Star Rating 3 Party Moon (GER) 2 flat wins r28,000.00 — Handicap Rating 90 B. Murzabayev 9.4 1 1/4L 3/4L 3rd to Sahelian 8.8 BADEN-BADEN 5 SEP 20 5rn hcp 1m 1f Gd M. Pecheur 9.2 7L 5th of 9 to Sun At Work (GER) 9.2 UNKNOWN RACECOURSE 23 AUG 20 Listed 1m Gd B. Murzabayev 9.2 2L hd 3 1/4L 4th to Moonlight Man (GER) 8.12 DRESDEN 4 JUL 20 8rn Listed 1m 1f 110yds Gd

16 TEED UP (146)

4

Br B g Gleneagles - Dibiya B Mr Robert Ng O Robert Ng

8

13

(125)

(6)

221121- F Billy Lee J K J Condon T

Made the top two in each of his six outings during his first campaign, signing off 2020 with a hard-fought Galway triumph. There is definitely more to come from him this season. Winning Range Hvy-SH. Star Rating 4 Teed Up 3 flat wins r24,780.00 — Handicap Rating 90 7/4Fav HR87 W.J. Lee 9.13 won nk 1/2L from We’ll Go Again 8.6 and Khafaaq (GB) 9.6 GAL 26 OCT 20 14rn hcp 1m 73yds Hvy 1min 53.8sec 3/1Fav HR86 W.J. Lee 9.1 1 1/4L 2nd to Maker Of Kings 8.13 TIPP 3 OCT 20 11rn hcp (70-100)1m 1f Yld/Sft 7/2Fav HR79 W.J. Lee 9.1 won 3/4L 1 1/4L from Dance Jupiter 10.1 and Great Grey 8.13 GAL 8 SEP 20 10rn 1m 123yds Hvy 1min 56.6sec

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17 PROTAGONIST (FR) (176)

4

Br B g Wootton Bassett (GB) - Sagariya (FR) B M Pierre Cornou O Michael Buckley

8

12

(124)

(26)

118765- F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

The handicapper appeared to catch up with him as last year went on, but he did win his first two for this yard to prove he goes well fresh. Not the worst. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Protagonist (FR) 2 flat wins r21,535.00 — Handicap Rating 89 10/1 HR90 T.P. Madden 9.5 3 3/4L 5th of 14 to Carrytheone (GB) 9.9 here 26 SEP 20 hcp 1m Yld 28/1 HR90 T.P. Madden 8.7 7 3/4L 6th of 22 to Sonnyboyliston 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 11/2 HR92 S. Foley 9.6 3 3/4L 7th of 15fn, 16rn to Flaming Moon 9.0 here 9 AUG 20 Ext hcp 1m Gd/Yld

18 STAR OF CASHEL (62)

4

Br B g No Nay Never (USA) - Queen of Lyons (USA) B Gigginstown House Stud O Peter Piller & Mrs Paul Shanahan & Mrs M V Magnier

8

(C,T)

12

(124)

(1)

11105-6 F Andrew Slattery (3) J J A Stack T

Didn’t really take to hurdles this winter but he completed a quickfire hat-trick last summer, seemingly relishing testing conditions on each occasion. He is capable of making the frame here. Winning Range Hvy-Yld. Star Rating 3 Star Of Cashel 3 flat wins r18,290.00 — Handicap Rating 89 11/1 C.D. Maxwell 11.6 (TS) 14L 6th of 18fn, 20rn to Curious Bride 10.13 PUN 18 JAN mdn hdl 2m Sft/Hvy 14/1 C.D. Maxwell 11.2 (TS) 5L 5th of 12fn, 16rn to Awkwafina 10.9 LIM 26 DEC 20 mdn hdl 2m Hvy 5/1 HR91 J.M. Sheridan 9.2 (CP) (TS) 12L 12th of 13fn, 14rn to Fame And Acclaim 9.12 here 19 JUL 20 Ext hcp 1m Gd

19 HE KNOWS NO FEAR (51)

4

8

Br B c Mourayan - Tripudium B Luke Comer O Luke Comer

11

(123)

(16)

01889-0 F Nathan Crosse (5) J Luke Comer T

Created history when springing a 300/1 shock in a Leopardstown maiden last August, but was found wanting in Group and Listed company after and then failed to beat a rival home on his handicap debut. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 He Knows No Fear 1 flat win r8,850.00 D — Handicap Rating 88 40/1 HR90 C.D. Hayes 9.11 10L last of 12 to Whatharm 10.0 DUN 29 JAN hcp 7f Std Andreas Helfenbein 8.9 38L 9th of 10 to Quian (GER) 9.2 HOPPEGARTEN 1 NOV 20 Group 2 2m Sft 66/1 HR90 F.F. Da Silva 9.5 5 3/4L last of 8 to Keats 9.5 CK 29 SEP 20 Listed 1m 50yds Gd

20 DEIDRA (189)

4

8

9

(121)

(14)

6219-00- F Wayne Lordan J D K Weld T

Seemed a decent prospect as a juvenile but beat a total of three opponents home in two 2020 runs, admittedly in classy and competitive races. Interesting now under the watchful eye of Dermot Weld. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Deidra 1 flat win r9,751.50 — Handicap Rating 86 50/1 HR89 S. Foley 8.10 28L 21st of 22 to Mr Lupton 9.9 here 13 SEP 20 Ext hcp 6f Gd 125/1 HR91 R.C. Colgan 9.2 6 1/2L 13th of 15 to Love Locket 9.2 LEP 9 JUN 20 Group 3 7f Gd/Frm 7/1 L.F. Roche 9.0 12L last of 9 to New York Girl 9.0 here 29 SEP 19 Group 3 7f Hvy

21 GEE REX (13)

5

Br B g Requinto - Valentine Hill B Dr A Calnan O S Lucey

8

(TStrap)

8

(120)

(18)

01172-2 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J Emmet Mullins T

Claimed after winning a Dundalk claimer for Joseph O’Brien and he showed some promise in a brief stint over timber. On a high enough mark but this trainer could coax more improvement out of him. Winning Range SH-GD & AW. Star Rating 4 Gee Rex 4 flat wins r23,010.00 CD — Handicap Rating 85 7/2 B. Hayes 12.0 4 3/4L 2nd to Grand Bornand (FR) 12.0 LEP 8 MAR 17rn mdn hdl 2m Gd/Yld 40/1 J.B. Foley 11.2 2 1/2L 2nd to Get My Drift (FR) 11.9 LEP 26 DEC 20 19rn mdn hdl 2m Yld 12/1 B. Hayes 11.9 35L 7th of 18fn, 19rn to Magic Tricks (FR) 11.9 NAV 5 DEC 20 mdn hdl 2m Sft

22 TAKEACHANCEJIMMY (161)

7

Br Ch g Art Connoisseur - Trika (GB) B Thomas Kinsella O Thomas Connolly

8

8

(120)

(22)

401081- F Joe Doyle J Nigel Thomas Slevin T

A mile on soft ground seems to get the best out of him, as he showed when registering a decisive win over C&D in October. More on his plate today, though. Winning Range Sft-Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Takeachancejimmy 5 flat wins r32,076.00 CD — Handicap Rating 85 9/1 HR75 A.J. Farragher 9.8 won 3L 1 3/4L from Excuzio Joe 9.0 and Phoenix Open (USA) 9.5 here 11 OCT 20 11rn Ext hcp 1m Sft 1min 45.8sec 50/1 HR76 R.C. Colgan 9.9 (H) 6L 8th of 14 to Eaglemont 9.5 DUN 25 SEP 20 hcp (50-85)1m 2f 150yds Std 22/1 HR76 R.C. Colgan 9.10 13L 12th of 13 to Khafaaq (GB) 9.7 TIPP 14 SEP 20 Ext hcp 7f 100yds Gd/Yld

51

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Br Gr f Dark Angel - Lethal Lena B Canice Farrell O Robert J W Moran


23 INSIGNIA OF RANK (79)

6

8

Br B g Epaulette (AUS) - Let Me Shine (USA) (Blinkers) B Eamonn Phelan & Reuben Solomon O Mrs Bridget Dillon & Dominick Glennane & Seamus O’Brien & Joseph G Murphy

6

(118)

(8)

49069-3 F N G McCullagh J Joseph G Murphy T

Listed winner in his prime and he was sixth in this off a much higher rating last year. Hasn’t been able to show his true colours over hurdles more recently and he is best watched. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 2 Insignia Of Rank 4 flat wins r105,115.00 CD — Handicap Rating 82 14/1 HR108 D.J. O’Keeffe 12.0 2 3/4L 7L 3rd to Mr Coldstone 11.4 TRAM 1 JAN 12rn mdn hdl 2m Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR109 B.J. Cooper 12.0 13L 9th of 13fn, 14rn to Mattie’s Mountain 11.1 FAIR 12 DEC 20 hcp hdl (80-109)2m Sft/Hvy 40/1 B.J. Cooper 12.0 43L 6th of 17fn, 18rn to Blue Lord (FR) 12.0 PUN 24 NOV 20 mdn hdl 2m 150yds Sft

24 TRADING POINT (FR) (93)

7

Br B g Siyouni (FR) - Zita Blues B Gerard Ferron O Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate

8

6

(118)

(7)

254046- F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

He hasn’t won for a while but he has run the odd good race in defeat, most notably when touched off at Listowel in September. Others make more appeal here, though. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Trading Point (FR) 4 flat wins r30,795.80 D — Handicap Rating 82 11/1 HR84 A.J. Farragher 8.4 3 1/2L 6th of 12 to Whatharm 8.12 DUN 18 DEC 20 hcp 7f Std 17/2 HR84 C.J. MacRedmond 8.7 1 1/2L nk nk 4th to Settle For Bay (FR) 8.12 DUN 4 DEC 20 10rn hcp 1m Std 18/1 HR86 G.M. Ryan 9.7 19L 13th of 18 to Galtee Mist 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 Ext hcp 7f Hvy

RESERVES 25 STATELY HOME (116)

4

Br Gr g Clodovil - Lady Spangles B Rathasker Stud O Gerard Jude Murphy

8

6

(118)

(19)

2223- F Killian Leonard J Damian Joseph English T

Yet to get his head in front but he has been placed in all four of his starts, coming agonisingly close to victory twice. Interesting if he gets a run. First reserve. Star Rating 3 Stately Home — Handicap Rating 80 11/4 HR80 R.P. Whelan 9.7 1 1/2L 3L 3rd to Orchid Gardens 8.9 DUN 25 NOV 20 14rn mdn 1m Std 15/2 R.P. Whelan 9.7 ns 2nd to Nawafeth (USA) 9.2 DUN 30 OCT 20 14rn mdn 1m Std P. J. McDonald 9.3 hd 2nd to Made In Italy 8.5 LINGFIELD PARK 25 JAN 20 11rn 1m 1yds Std

26 SASTA (134)

4

8

6

RACE SIX

Br B f Dawn Approach - Sasamh B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

(118)

(13)

141387- F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Won twice last season and finished a close-up third when raised to this mark at Navan, but two subsequent runs suggested a busy period had caught up with her. Second reserve. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Sasta 2 flat wins r11,800.00 — Handicap Rating 80 16/1 HR80 K.J. Manning 9.2 (CP) 9L 7th of 13 to Son Of Hypnos 9.0 NAAS 7 NOV 20 hcp 1m 3f 180yds Hvy 9/1 HR80 K.J. Manning 9.13 (CP) 25L 8th of 13 to Advanced Virgo 9.4 GAL 26 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)1m 3f 180yds Hvy 9/2 HR80 K.J. Manning 9.1 (CP) nk 3/4L 3rd to Memyselfandmoi 8.8 NAV 7 OCT 20 11rn Ext hcp 1m Sft

27 FIL THE POWER (GB) (16)

4

Br Br g Power (GB) - Hot Wired (GB) B Jane Allison O Kevin John Smith

(CPiece)

8

6

(118)

(9)

22682-3 F Danny Sheehy (5) J Kevin Michael Smith T

Still a maiden but he has reached the frame in four of his eight starts and made a pleasing return to the fray when third in a Dundalk maiden earlier in the month. Third reserve. Star Rating 3 Fil The Power (GB) — Handicap Rating 78 8/1 HR78 Sam Ewing 9.4 (CP) 2L 1/2L 3rd to Jungle Cove 9.9 DUN 5 MAR 14rn mdn 1m Std 3/1 HR78 Sam Ewing 9.0 (BK) 3 1/4L 2nd to Menagerie 8.9 here 6 NOV 20 12rn mdn 1m 1f Hvy 9/2 HR80 C.T. Keane 9.7 6 3/4L 8th of 13 to Vermilion Cliffs 9.7 DUN 23 OCT 20 mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

Blinkers worn by No. 23. C,T worn by No. 18. CPiece worn by No. 14, No. 27. Hood worn by No. 10. TStrap worn by No. 5, No. 12, No. 15, No. 21. Long Handicap - Insignia Of Rank 8-5 (117), Trading Point (FR) 8-5 (117), Stately Home 8-3 (115), Sasta 8-3 (115), Fil The Power (GB) 8-1 (113) Probable Starting Prices - 11/2 Teed Up, 6/1 Maker Of Kings, 7/1 Casanova (GB), 10/1 Layfayette, 12/1 Lobo Rojo (GB), Party Moon (GER), 14/1 Laughifuwant, Mirann (FR), Fame And Acclaim, Agitare, Godhead (GB), 16/1 Quizical, In From The Cold, Deidra, Gee Rex, 20/1 Protagonist (FR), Star Of Cashel, Takeachancejimmy, 25/1 Breaking Story, Comfort Line, 33/1 Insignia Of Rank, Trading Point (FR), 50/1 Sheer Bravado, 66/1 He Knows No Fear

2020 - 1st Bowerman (GB) 2nd Colfer Me 3rd Broad Street (GB) (1 min. 38.6 sec.) 52


CURRAGH COMMENT The ultra-consistent LAYFAYETTE has rattled the crossbar twice since scoring over 10 furlongs at Naas last summer and Noel Meade’s four-year-old could be the answer dropping back in trip here in first-time cheekpieces. Last year’s winning handler Adrian McGuinness saddles two interesting recruits from John Gosden in Casanova and Godhead, while Ger Lyons also has a solid record in this, which brings Maker Of Kings into calculations. Teed Up is yet to finish out of the top two and is very much heading in the right direction. He is of real interest, with Laughifuwant, Lobo Rojo, Mirann and Gee Rex others to consider in a typically competitive renewal.

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SANTA BARBARA TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien OWNER: Mrs John Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Westerberg SIRE: Camelot (GB) DAM: Senta’s Dream (GB) BREEDER: Whisperview Trading Ltd

Camelot has enjoyed a fine first few seasons standing at Coolmore Stud, and Santa Barbara could be a three-year-old filly to really put him on the map as a sire. A winner of her only start over a mile, she won that easily under Seamie Heffernan, giving the impression much more improvement would be forthcoming as a three-year-old. She looks a big hope for both the English and Irish Oaks, given her pedigree, and she can list Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Order Of Australia and Fillies Mile, Pretty Polly and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Iridessa in her pedigree. Up and coming breeders Westerberg recently bought into her in association with the Coolmore partners, and that is just another sign of confidence behind this potentially star filly.

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SEVENTH RACE 4.40P.M. THE WHATODDSPADDY? HANDICAP OF W10,500

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: r6195; Second: r2100; Third: r1050; Fourth: r525; Fifth: r315; Sixth: r210.

(For Race Conditions see page 69)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

No

Horse

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

1

GOLDEN SPEAR (GB) (161)

10

10

11

(151)

(11)

Br Ch g Kyllachy (GB) - Penmayne (GB) B D P and Mrs J A Martin O John Breslin

(TStrap)

053209- F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J A J Martin T

He has won four times from 6f to 1m 7f, and also over hurdles, but his last Flat win was over four years ago. He’s on a fair mark but has an absence to overcome. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 2 Golden Spear (GB) 4 flat wins r124,313.20 2 N.H. wins r62,500.00 D — Handicap Rating 81 28/1 HR84 N.M. Crosse 8.8 (TS) 9 3/4L 9th of 21 to Cape Gentleman 9.0 here 11 OCT 20 Ext hcp 2m Sft 12/1 HR129 R.M. Power 10.6 (TS) 36L 11th of 14 to Drop The Anchor 9.8 LIST 25 SEP 20 Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m Sft 20/1 HR84 D. McMonagle 8.9 (TS) 1 1/4L 2nd to Zenon 9.5 KILL 19 AUG 20 13rn Ext hcp 1m 6f Sft/Hvy

2

DRAGON OF MALTA (23)

4

Br B g Dragon Pulse - Shraayef (GB) B Raymond P Doyle O Gzira Syndicate

(Blinkers)

10

8

(148)

(5)

13363-0 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J P F O’Donnell T

Successful at 7f and 1m and was competitive off similar marks last term. Entitled to step up on his recent comeback spin at Dundalk and has each-way possibilities. Winning Range Hvy-SH. Star Rating 3 Dragon Of Malta 2 flat wins r11,210.00 — Handicap Rating 78 50/1 HR79 Siobhan Rutledge 9.6 (BK) 11L 10th of 13 to Tyrconnell 10.0 DUN 26 FEB Ext hcp 1m Std 11/1 HR79 D.E. Sheehy 8.11 (BK) 1 3/4L 3 1/2L 3rd to Galtee Mist 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 18rn Ext hcp 7f Hvy 12/1 HR79 S. Foley 9.5 (BK) 3 1/4L 6th of 14 to Teed Up 9.13 GAL 26 OCT 20 hcp 1m 73yds Hvy

3

DUNDORY (107)

5

RACE SEVEN

Br B g Holy Roman Emperor - Lady Bones B Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

10

4

(TStrap)

(144)

(9)

0-62132- F Colin Keane J A J Martin T

A winner over 1m 2f here last season off 6lb lower and has performed with credit on the all-weather this winter. Has Colin Keane on board and commands plenty of respect. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 5 Dundory 1 flat win r5,900.00 C — Handicap Rating 74 6/1 HR75 W.M. Lordan 8.6 (TS) 6L 2nd to Pure Nature (GB) 8.9 DUN 4 DEC 20 7rn hcp 1m 4f Std 3/1 HR75 D.W. O’Connor 9.5 (TS) 3 1/2L 2 1/2L 3rd to Winner Takes Itall (FR) 9.12 DUN 23 NOV 20 9rn Ext hcp 1m 2f 150yds Std 5/1 HR68 D. McMonagle 9.9 (TS) won s/hd 2 3/4L from Loingseoir 9.4 and Ivy Avenue 9.5 here 6 NOV 20 18rn hcp (45-70)1m 2f Hvy 2min 22.7sec

4

MK DRAMA (135)

5

Br Ch f Lope de Vega - Desert Drama B P Kelly & Lope de Vega Syndicate O P McGuire & Patrick Joseph Kelly

(TStrap)

10

4

(144)

(7)

704413- F Luke McAteer (5) J Paul W Flynn T

A winner at 1m on her penultimate outing at Gowran and signed off last season with a respectable third off this mark over track and trip. Back from a break today but one to note. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 4 Mk Drama 1 flat win r5,900.00 D — Handicap Rating 74 6/1 HR74 L.T. McAteer 9.5 (TS) 1 1/4L 1L 3rd to Thefaithfulindian 9.6 here 6 NOV 20 17rn hcp (50-80)1m Hvy 4/1Fav HR63 L.T. McAteer 9.5 (TS) won 5 1/2L from The Lady’s Bid 9.2 and Jungle Jungle 9.6 GOW 21 OCT 20 10rn hcp (45-70)1m Hvy 1min 53.8sec 10/1 HR63 R.P. Cleary 10.1 (TS) 1L 1 1/4L ns 4th to Day Dreamin’ 10.2 LEP 16 OCT 20 12rn hcp (45-65)1m Yld/Sft

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5

ANGLO SAXSON (186)

4

10

3

Br Ch g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Obligada B S J Macdonald O Daniel MacAuliffe & Anoj Don Partnership

(143)

(1)

831348- F Gavin Ryan J F Birrane T

A fast-ground winner over 7f in the UK for Charlie Fellowes last season. Conditions are likely to be much more testing here as he debuts for a new stable. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Anglo Saxson 1 flat win r4,109.70 — Handicap Rating 73 Stevie Donohoe 9.2 (V) 7L 8th of 9 to Dashing Roger (GB) 9.6 YARMOUTH 16 SEP 20 hcp (61-80)1m 3yds Gd /Frm Stevie Donohoe 9.7 1 1/4L 1 1/2L 3/4L 4th to What An Angel (GB) 9.4 KEMPTON PARK 5 SEP 20 13rn hcp (56-75)1m AWT Stevie Donohoe 8.12 1 1/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Itkaann 9.6 SALISBURY 9 AUG 20 7rn hcp (66-85)1m Gd /Frm

6

KOSMAN (23)

4

10

Br Ch g Tagula - Red Hot Secret (GB) B Martin Keating O JP Murtagh Racing

1

(141)

(17)

67020-0 F Jamie Powell (10) J J P Murtagh T

A winner over 7f and picked up the silver medal off this mark on testing ground over 1m at Killarney in October. He has had a recent pipe-opener at Dundalk, but more needed here. Winning Range GY. Star Rating 2 Kosman 1 flat win r5,310.00 — Handicap Rating 71 25/1 HR72 Wesley Joyce 8.10 12L 11th of 13 to Tyrconnell 10.0 DUN 26 FEB Ext hcp 1m Std 16/1 HR73 B.M. Coen 9.2 11L 12th of 17 to The Names Jock 9.9 LEP 24 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)1m 2f Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR71 C.T. Keane 9.0 2L 2nd to Sheer Bravado 9.11 KILL 4 OCT 20 10rn hcp (50-85)1m 45yds Sft

7

STARTING MONDAY (146)

4

10

Br Ch g Raven’s Pass (USA) - Turning Times B Patrick Ryan O Starting Monday Syndicate

1

(141)

(16)

643451- F Billy Lee J Gillian Scott (R) T

Landed his first victory from eight starts when winning a 7f Galway maiden in October. Returns to handicap company on a fair mark and worth a market check on his seasonal bow. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 4 Starting Monday 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 71 9/4 HR59 W.J. Lee 9.7 won 1 1/2L 6L from Cannoli (GB) 9.2 and Solene Lilyette 9.2 GAL 26 OCT 20 8rn mdn 7f Hvy 1min 36.8sec 4/1Fav HR60 M.A. Enright 9.8 8 1/2L 5th of 12 to Flight Command 9.1 GOW 19 OCT 20 hcp (45-70)1m Sft/Hvy 13/2 HR61 M.A. Enright 9.6 3/4L 1L 1 1/2L 4th to Angel Palanas (GB) 9.9 TIPP 3 OCT 20 13rn hcp (45-70)7f 100yds Yld/Sft

8

ALLEGIO (32)

8

Br B g Galileo - Song Of My Heart B Sir Robert Ogden O Raymond Treacy

(TStrap)

10

0

(140)

(15)

000p0-0 F J M Sheridan (5) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f but his last victory was almost three years ago and he’s struggled for form on the all-weather over the winter. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 2 Allegio 3 flat wins r38,758.00 — Handicap Rating 70 33/1 HR72 J.M. Sheridan 9.11 (TS) 14L 11th of 12 to Spelga (GB) 10.2 DUN 17 FEB hcp (45-75)1m 2f 150yds Std 33/1 HR74 J.A. Heffernan 9.8 (TS) 7 3/4L 11th of 13 to Whatharm 10.3 DUN 2 DEC 20 hcp 1m Std 12/1 S.W. Flanagan 12.0 (TS) p.u. in race won by Malone Road 12.0 KILB 21 AUG 20 14rn mdn hdl 2m Sft

MULZAMM (16)

9

Br B g Cape Cross - Vine Street B Darley O James McAuley

(CPiece)

10

0

(140)

(14)

1940-94 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J James McAuley T

Winner of six races from 7f to an extended 1m, but he needs to raise his game to figure after finishing fourth in a Dundalk claimer earlier this month. Winning Range Yld-Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Mulzamm 6 flat wins r42,054.80 D — Handicap Rating 70 16/1 HR70 S. Foley 9.11 (CP) 3/4L 1L 1/2L 4th to Kendred Soul 9.11 DUN 5 MAR 13rn 6f Std 150/1 HR71 C.D. Maxwell 9.5 (CP) 8 3/4L 9th of 13 to Tyrconnell 10.0 DUN 26 FEB Ext hcp 1m Std 10/1 HR72 James J. Doyle 10.1 (CP) 6 1/2L 10th of 14 to Pulse Of Shanghai 9.10 DUN 9 OCT 20 hcp (45-75)7f Std

10 WE’LL GO AGAIN (21)

5

Br Br g Fast Company - Fuzzypeg B Gus Roche O Andrew Roe

10

0

(140)

(22)

01020-0 F Declan McDonogh J Andrew Kinirons T

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 1f and makes some appeal on his Galway second off this mark in October. Has recently run over hurdles and could be sharper for that outing. Winning Range Hvy-YS. Star Rating 3 We’ll Go Again 3 flat wins r17,721.00 D — Handicap Rating 70 66/1 K.J. Brouder 11.13 55L 10th of 19fn, 20rn to Genois (FR) 11.13 NAAS 28 FEB mdn hdl 1m 7f 101yds Yld/Sft 9/2 HR71 S. Foley 8.9 21L 14th of 18 to Galtee Mist 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 Ext hcp 7f Hvy 33/1 HR70 Siobhan Rutledge 8.6 nk 2nd to Teed Up 9.13 GAL 26 OCT 20 14rn hcp 1m 73yds Hvy

57

RACE SEVEN

9


11 HAMMERSMITH (132)

5

9

13

Br B g No Nay Never (USA) - Dance Company (GB) B Mr J Connolly O Michael O’Flynn & John F O’Flynn

(139)

(3)

524330- F Leigh Roche J J A Nash T

A winner over the extended 6f here earlier in his career and spent most of last year hurdling, performing admirably over 2m to 2m 4f. Needs to leave behind his November defeat at Dundalk, however. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Hammersmith 1 flat win r7,392.00 C — Handicap Rating 69 8/1 HR73 G. Brouder 9.10 14L 13th of 14 to Storm Steps 9.8 DUN 9 NOV 20 hcp (45-75)1m 4f Std 5/1 HR118 P. Townend 11.9 (TS) 2 3/4L 22L 3rd to Lieutenant Command (FR) 12.0 GAL 25 OCT 20 9rn mdn hdl 2m 4f 156yds Sft 3/1 HR119 P. Townend 11.9 (TS) 8L 7L 3rd to Jesse Evans 11.9 GOW 2 OCT 20 14rn mdn hdl 2m Gd

12 LOINGSEOIR (135)

5

9

Br B g Henrythenavigator (USA) - Only Exception B M Grassick & A Goonan O Patrick Pearse & W Keeling & M C Grassick & Mrs M J Grassick

13

(139)

(10)

068902- F Ryan Sexton (10) J M C Grassick T

A winner at 1m 2f and signed off last season with a narrow defeat over that trip here in November. Has been raised 4lb, but could still be keeping on strongly at the finish. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 4 Loingseoir 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 69 12/1 HR65 M.P. Sheehy 9.4 s/hd 2nd to Dundory 9.9 here 6 NOV 20 18rn hcp (45-70)1m 2f Hvy 25/1 HR65 D.E. Sheehy 10.1 16L 10th of 14 to Stellify 8.12 here 2 NOV 20 hcp (45-70)1m 4f Hvy 17/2 HR68 Nikita Amelia Kane 9.7 17L 9th of 18 to Thefaithfulindian 9.2 here 15 OCT 20 hcp (45-70)1m 4f Sft

13 OVERHEER (GB) (161)

5

9

Br B g Heeraat - Ardbrae Tara B Mickley Stud O Joseph G Murphy

13

(139)

(20)

5-52317- F Oisin Orr J Joseph G Murphy T

A winner at 1m 1f at Tipperary in September and is rated 8lb higher now. He needs to step up plenty on his course-and-distance seventh in October to figure, however. Winning Range GY. Star Rating 2 Overheer (GB) 1 flat win r5,310.00 — Handicap Rating 69 4/1Fav HR70 Sam Ewing 9.3 9L 7th of 11 to Takeachancejimmy 9.8 here 11 OCT 20 Ext hcp 1m Sft 18/5 HR61 O.J. Orr 9.12 won 2 1/2L 1/2L from Blankiedoodie (GB) 9.9 and Olly’s Folly (GB) 8.10 TIPP 15 SEP 20 12rn hcp (45-65)1m 1f Gd/Yld 1min 58.6sec 16/5 HR63 G.F. Carroll 9.10 nk 1/2L 3rd to Dani’s Boy 9.3 BAL 20 JUL 20 14rn hcp (45-70)1m 1f 101yds Gd

14 THE BOG BANK (44)

4

9

Br B f Epaulette (AUS) - Theother Haaf (GB) B Hugh O’Brien & Michael Mccallan O Hugh J O’Brien & Mrs Pauline McCourt & Loughlin Flynn

12

(138)

(13)

93840-6 F Danny Sheehy (5) J T G McCourt T

Placed once in six starts but there was plenty of promise to take from her reappearance sixth at Dundalk last month so she’s not without a chance. Star Rating 2 The Bog Bank — Handicap Rating 68 16/1 HR72 C.D. Maxwell 9.4 4L 6th of 13 to Sienna Lady 9.4 DUN 5 FEB mdn 1m Std 28/1 HR72 C.D. Maxwell 9.2 16L 12th of 14 to Astadash 9.2 DUN 11 NOV 20 mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std 33/1 HR72 C.D. Maxwell 9.2 ns 1 1/4L nk 4th to Nawafeth (USA) 9.2 DUN 30 OCT 20 14rn mdn 1m Std

15 PRETTY REBEL (135)

4

9

RACE SEVEN

Br B f Gutaifan - La Chassotte (FR) B Lance Bloodstock O Lance Bloodstock Limited

11

(137)

(23)

096519- F Shane Foley J Gerard O’Leary T

Opened her account over 7f here in October and is rated only 4lb higher this afternoon. Returning from an absence but worth a market check all the same. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Pretty Rebel 1 flat win r5,310.00 C — Handicap Rating 67 10/1 HR68 L.T. McAteer 9.0 4L 9th of 18 to Sagittarius Rising 8.8 here 6 NOV 20 hcp (50-80)6f Hvy 14/1 HR63 S. Foley 10.0 won 1/2L 1/2L from Fall For A Kiss 9.0 and Youceeyouceecee 9.1 here 15 OCT 20 13rn hcp (45-65)7f Sft 1min 32sec 16/1 HR63 D.E. Sheehy 9.12 4 1/2L 5th of 16 to Max’s Dandy 8.4 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp (45-70)7f Hvy

16 BALLYCAINES (13)

6

Br Ch g Finsceal Fior - Annamanamoux (USA) B M Ryan O Anthony Murphy

(CPiece)

9

10

(136)

(8)

90-2323 F Chris Hayes J B A Murphy (R) T

Placed on five of his 11 Flat starts and has some solid pieces of form, in the context of this race, to his name at Dundalk/over hurdles this winter. Could benefit from first-time cheekpieces being fitted today. Star Rating 3 Ballycaines — Handicap Rating 66 14/1 HR106 G.B. Noonan 11.7 s/hd 3/4L 3rd to Fox Fearless (GB) 11.5 LEP 8 MAR 17rn hcp hdl (80-109)2m Gd/Yld 3/1 HR64 C.D. Hayes 9.5 3/4L 2nd to Drakensberg 9.7 DUN 17 FEB 13rn hcp (45-75)1m 2f 150yds Std 13/2 HR63 D.J. O’Keeffe 9.7 3/4L hd 3rd to Flylikeaneagle 9.12 DUN 22 JAN 14rn hcp (45-70)1m 2f 150yds Std

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17 BOASTY (32)

4

Br B g Sir Prancealot - Caffe Latte B Tally-Ho Stud O Killala House Partnership

9

(CPiece)

10

(136)

(18)

15-7034 F Ronan Whelan J F Birrane T

A winner at 1m and has been running creditably in defeat at Dundalk lately. He has viable place claims if he can run to a similar level back on turf. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Boasty 1 flat win r3,272.50 D — Handicap Rating 66 14/1 HR66 E.J. McNamara 9.7 (CP) 3/4L hd 1 1/2L 4th to Drakensberg 9.7 DUN 17 FEB 13rn hcp (45-75)1m 2f 150yds Std 16/1 HR66 E.J. McNamara 9.12 (CP) 1/2L hd 3rd to Howyoulikethat 9.10 DUN 5 FEB 14rn hcp (45-70)1m Std 14/1 HR68 E.J. McNamara 10.0 3 3/4L 10th of 14 to Flylikeaneagle 9.12 DUN 22 JAN hcp (45-70)1m 2f 150yds Std

18 TAKE MY HAND (178)

4

Br Gr f Tough As Nails - The Silver Crown B Larry Mulvany O L Mulvany

9

10

(136)

(19)

041690- F Melanie Horsman (10) J Michael Mulvany T

Successful at 7f and 1m and back on the same mark she won off over this trip at Bellewstown last summer. Returning from a break so one to keep tabs on in the betting. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 3 Take My Hand 2 flat wins r11,210.00 — Handicap Rating 66 11/1 HR67 D.P. McDonogh 9.9 33L last of 14 to Foreign Legion 8.12 LIST 24 SEP 20 hcp (45-70)1m Hvy 12/1 HR67 A.J. Slattery 9.4 15L 9th of 14 to Sasta 9.2 GOW 19 SEP 20 hcp (50-75)1m 1f 100yds Gd 9/2Fav HR67 G.F. Carroll 9.13 8L 6th of 13 to Dragon Of Malta 9.11 LIM 11 SEP 20 hcp (45-70)7f Sft/Hvy

19 FUGACIOUS (134)

5

9

Br B g Fast Company - Dazzling Day (GB) B Mrs Brid Cosgrove O Thomas J Farrell

9

(135)

(21)

393445- F Sean Bird (10) J John James Feane T

Placed on eight of his 21 starts and although he’s a long-standing maiden, he usually gives a good account of himself and has viable place claims if tuned up on his reappearance. Star Rating 4 Fugacious — Handicap Rating 65 15/8Fav HR67 G.M. Ryan 9.4 5 1/4L 5th of 11 to Breaking News 9.2 NAAS 7 NOV 20 mdn 6f Hvy 14/1 HR67 R. Coakley 9.3 1 1/4L 1L 1/2L 4th to Thefaithfulindian 9.6 here 6 NOV 20 17rn hcp (50-80)1m Hvy 7/1 HR67 G.M. Ryan 9.5 1L 1/2L nk 4th to Pretty Boy Floyd 9.6 here 15 OCT 20 18rn hcp (45-75)6f Sft

20 MEMSIE (51)

5

Br B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Gift Of Spring (USA) B Mrs Mary Gallagher O James McAuley

9

(C,T)

9

(135)

(2)

1-094-09 F Rory Cleary J James McAuley T

In modest form at Dundalk the last twice, but he does at least bring some race-fitness to the table and perhaps stepping back up to a mile on turf will suit him. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Memsie 1 flat win r8,624.00 — Handicap Rating 65 16/1 HR61 S. Foley 9.7 (TS) 6 1/4L 9th of 12 to Well Suited 10.0 DUN 29 JAN hcp (45-70)7f Std 6/1 HR62 C.T. Keane 10.0 6 1/4L 10th of 14 to Irish Ambassador 9.0 DUN 22 JAN hcp (45-65)1m Std 50/1 HR63 J.A. Powell 8.13 3/4L 1/2L 1L 4th to Irish Acclaim 9.11 DUN 11 DEC 20 14rn hcp (45-70)6f Std

RESERVES 4

Br B Br g Cappella Sansevero (GB) - Mean Lae B Brian Duffy O Dalma Syndicate

9

(TStrap)

9

(135)

(12)

50-0059 F Seamie Heffernan J Andrew McNamara T

He has regressed the last twice but the booking of Seamie Heffernan catches the eye and he has dropped to a tempting handicap mark now for a shrewd handler. First reserve. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Eloy D’amerval 1 flat win r9,751.50 — Handicap Rating 65 16/1 HR66 A.C. Persse 9.4 (TS) 5 1/2L 9th of 14 to Fallen Forest 8.13 DUN 5 MAR hcp (45-70)1m 4f Std 16/1 HR68 J.A. Heffernan 9.9 (TS) 5L 5th of 12fn, 13rn to Drakensberg 9.7 DUN 17 FEB hcp (45-75)1m 2f 150yds Std 33/1 HR70 J.A. Heffernan 10.2 (TS) 5 3/4L 10th of 14 to Dark Magic (GB) 9.11 DUN 20 JAN hcp (45-70)1m Std

22 THE ALPHA MAN (32)

5

Br Ch g Mastercraftsman - Mary Frith (GB) B Mubarak Al Naemi O Seamus G O’Donnell

9

8

(134)

(4)

23905-0 F Ben Coen J Seamus G O’Donnell T

Placed twice in six starts, though this will just be his second appearance for Seamus O’Donnell and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he had more to offer as the year progresses. Second reserve. Star Rating 2 The Alpha Man — Handicap Rating 64 25/1 HR65 B.M. Coen 9.9 7 3/4L 10th of 12 to Spelga (GB) 10.2 DUN 17 FEB hcp (45-75)1m 2f 150yds Std 20/1 HR71 J.A. Heffernan 9.4 19L 5th of 8 to Itsalonglongroad (GB) 9.0 TRAM 15 AUG 20 Ext hcp 1m 4f Yld 20/1 HR73 D.E. Sheehy 10.0 21L 15th of 16 to Simply True 9.2 NAAS 3 AUG 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f Yld 59

RACE SEVEN

21 ELOY D’AMERVAL (16)


23 RED BALL OF FIRE (58)

4

Br B f Canford Cliffs - Princess Glamour (GB) B Oxford Racing Ltd O N W T Dalzell

9

7

(133)

(6)

6537-40 F Mark Enright J Edward Lynam T

Placed once in six starts, but she only beat one home at Dundalk in January and connections will be relying on a drop in distance making the difference ahead of this return to grass. Third reserve. Star Rating 2 Red Ball Of Fire — Handicap Rating 63 12/1 HR64 Sam Ewing 9.3 (CP) 14L 13th of 14 to Flylikeaneagle 9.12 DUN 22 JAN hcp (45-70)1m 2f 150yds Std 11/2 HR65 Sam Ewing 9.9 1/2L 2 1/4L 3/4L 4th to Emphatic 9.11 DUN 11 JAN 14rn hcp (45-65)1m Std 15/2 HR67 C.D. Hayes 9.0 7 1/2L 7th of 12 to Juyush (GB) 9.7 DUN 2 DEC 20 hcp 1m Std

Blinkers worn by No. 2. C,T worn by No. 20. CPiece worn by No. 9, No. 16, No. 17. TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 3, No. 4, No. 8, No. 21. Probable Starting Prices - 13/2 Loingseoir, 7/1 Dundory, 8/1 Mk Drama, Ballycaines, 10/1 Starting Monday, Overheer (GB), 12/1 We’ll Go Again, Pretty Rebel, Boasty, Fugacious, 14/1 Anglo Saxson, 16/1 Golden Spear (GB), Hammersmith, The Bog Bank, 20/1 Kosman, Mulzamm, Take My Hand, 25/1 Dragon Of Malta, Memsie, 33/1 Allegio

CURRAGH COMMENT DUNDORY boasts winning course form over 1m2f on heavy ground from November and performed creditably on the all-weather at Dundalk during the winter. Colin Keane is booked and he should be keeping on strongly in the closing stages now dropped in trip. Starting Monday has been absent since winning a Galway maiden in October and merits a market check, while the likes of Loingseoir, Mk Drama, Fugacious and Boasty are all worth considering too in what appears an open heat.

WIN: DUNDORY

DANGER: BOASTY

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2021 Fixtures Sunday 21st March

Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire

Saturday 17th April

TRI Equestrian Alleged Stakes Holden Plant Rental Gladness Stakes

Monday 3rd May

Coolmore Stud Sottsass Mooresbridge Stakes Coolmore Stud Circus Maximus Athasi Stakes

Dick McCormick Tetrarch Stakes (sponsored by Coolmore)

GAIN First Flier Stakes

Saturday 22nd May -

Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes Lanwades Stud Stakes GAIN Marble Hill Stakes Betway Spring Fillies’ Premier Handicap

Sunday 23rd May - Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas Tattersalls Gold Cup Heider Family Stables Gallinule Stakes Betway Guineas Premier Handicap

Wednesday 2nd June

Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Handicap Sky Bet Orby Stakes & Ballyogan Stakes

Friday 25th June- Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival

AES Apprentice Jockeys Derby TRI Equestrian Handicap

Saturday 26th June- Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby GAIN Railway Stakes A.R.M Holding International Stakes

Sunday 27th June- Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival

Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes Paddy Power Rockingham Handicap Airlie Stud Stakes Comer Group International Curragh Cup

Saturday 17th July - Juddmonte Irish Oaks

Juddmonte Irish Oaks Jebel Ali Racecourse And Stables Anglesey Stakes Paddy Power Scurry Handicap Paddy Power Sapphire Stakes Ladies Derby

Sunday 18th July

Kilboy Estate Stakes & Romanised Minstrel Stakes

Sunday 8th August

Keeneland Phoenix Stakes Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes

Friday 13th August

Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes Comer Group International St Leger Trial

Saturday 21st August

Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes Coolmore Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes

Friday 27th August

Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes Paddy Power Irish Cambridgeshire Flame of Tara Stakes & Snow Fairy Stakes

Sunday 12th September - Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes Moyglare Stud Stakes Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes Comer Group International Irish St Leger Moyglare Jewels Blandford Stakes

Saturday 25th September

Renaissance Stakes Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes

Sunday 26th September

Weld Park Stakes Comer Group International Loughbrown Stakes

Sunday 10th October

Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch Handicap Staffordstown Stud Stakes

Thursday 14th October

Waterford Testimonial Stakes

Tuesday 26th October

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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

MAKE A CHALLENGE TRAINER: Denis Hogan OWNER: M G Hogan, Walter O’Connor & James Joseph Reilly SIRE: Invincible Spirit (IRE) DAM: Crinoline (USA) BREEDER: Godolphin

Denis Hogan’s stable star has been one of the feel-good stories of Irish racing in the last few years. Purchased as a Godolphin cast-off for just £6,500, Make A Challenge improved drastically over the past few seasons. His first win came at Fairyhouse off a mark of just 68 in May 2019, and in the 2019 season he racked up a series of impressive wins, improving to round off his season with a win in the Listed Waterford Testimonial Stakes at the Curragh. His 2020 season kicked off in Doha, and he landed a series of Listed races over the course of the season, culiminating in a close fifth in the Flying Five on day two of Irish Champions Weekend. Top sprints remain on his agenda, and connections will have a fun season wth this improving type.

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Celebrating 10 Years in Partnership with the Curragh

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EIGHTH RACE 5.10P.M. THE PADDY’S REWARDS CLUB HANDICAP OF W10,500

6f

Six Furlongs (1,200 metres) Three Quarter Mile Post

Stalls Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: r6195; Second: r2100; Third: r1050; Fourth: r525; Fifth: r315; Sixth: r210.

(For Race Conditions see page 69)

RACE SPONSOR

Paddy Power will sponsor a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

CYRUS DALLIN (GB) (32)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

7

10

7

(147)

(3)

Br B g Roderic O’Connor - Munaawashat B J A and Mrs Duffy O Westerners Syndicate

08489-0 F J M Sheridan (5) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Has been campaigned over further of late and was even tried over hurdles at Gowran in October. Beaten in a claimer at Dundalk last time and looks up against it in this. Winning Range Sft-Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Cyrus Dallin (GB) 5 flat wins r39,336.30 — Handicap Rating 77 33/1 HR78 D. McMonagle 9.11 9 1/2L 11th of 13 to Comin’ Through (AUS) 9.6 DUN 17 FEB 7f Std 25/1 HR81 J.M. Sheridan 8.6 (CP) 68L last of 9 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp 1m Hvy 9/1 D. Meyler 12.0 20L 8th of 13 to One Down 12.0 GOW 2 OCT 20 mdn hdl 2m Gd

2

ATLAS (32)

8

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Sheer Bliss B Max Morris O Round The Bend Again Syndicate

(Blinkers)

10

5

(145)

(4)

24060-8 F Paddy Harnett (7) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Finished three lengths ahead of the top weight in a Dundalk claimer last time, but was still beaten a long way himself. Drops in trip for this and unlikely to figure. Winning Range Yld-Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Atlas 4 flat wins r32,080.00 — Handicap Rating 75 40/1 HR76 J.M. Sheridan 8.13 (BK) 6 3/4L 8th of 13 to Comin’ Through (AUS) 9.6 DUN 17 FEB 7f Std 20/1 HR97 D. Meyler 11.9 (CP) 60L last of 12fn, 14rn to Presenting Dylan 11.11 ROS 28 SEP 20 hcp hdl (80-102)2m Gd 7/1 HR79 J.M. Sheridan 9.3 (BK) 7L 6th of 9 to Royal Canford 10.0 ROS 31 AUG 20 hcp 7f 47yds Yld/Sft

3

ALOYSIUS LILIUS (44)

5

10

Br B g Gregorian - Nafa B Maurice Burns O Lance Bloodstock Limited

3

(143)

(12)

53923-7 F Shane Foley J Gerard O’Leary T

Had been running well in Dundalk sprints over the winter before struggling there last time. Seems happier on a sounder surface than he will get in this contest, so others preferred. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Aloysius Lilius 3 flat wins r12,106.80 — Handicap Rating 73 9/1 HR74 D.N. Curran 8.10 (CP) 5L 7th of 9 to Ecclesiastical (GB) 9.8 DUN 5 FEB hcp 5f Std 100/30Fav HR74 D.N. Curran 9.10 (CP) 3/4L 1/2L 3rd to Irish Acclaim 9.11 DUN 11 DEC 20 14rn hcp (45-70)6f Std 11/2 HR69 J.M. Sheridan 8.12 (CP) 1/2L 2nd to Dandy Spirit 9.5 DUN 4 DEC 20 13rn hcp 5f Std

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4

GOOD JOB POWER (218)

4

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Thousandfold (USA) B Rathbarry Stud O Fountain Hill Racing Syndicate

10

3

(143)

(18)

56513-5- F Seamie Heffernan J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Has been run very sparingly over the last couple of years when trained in the UK by Richard Hannon. His sole win came on fast ground but he could be a factor in this. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Good Job Power 1 flat win r5,031.40 — Handicap Rating 73 Thore Hammer Hansen 9.4 13L 5th of 7 to Epic Endeavour 9.5 CHEPSTOW 15 AUG 20 hcp (56-75)7f 16yds Sft Silvestre De Sousa 9.2 s/hd nk 3rd to Blausee 9.0 WOLVERHAMPTON 30 OCT 19 11rn hcp (0-80)7f 36yds Std Pat Dobbs 9.13 won 3/4L 4L from Light The Fuse 9.8 and Krishmaya 8.1 EPSOM DOWNS 27 AUG 19 7rn hcp (0-70)7f 3yds Gd /Frm 1min 23.6sec

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5

MARY SALOME (135)

5

10

Br Gr f Zebedee (GB) - Christa Maria (GB) B Noel O’Callaghan O Andrew Kinirons

1

(141)

(2)

200086- F Nicole Weir (10) J Andrew Kinirons T

Her form figures don’t look much, but she wasn’t beaten all that far in a handicap over course and distance when last seen. Doesn’t have a great record fresh, though. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Mary Salome 2 flat wins r27,695.00 — Handicap Rating 71 40/1 HR73 C.D. Maxwell 9.10 1 1/2L 6th of 18 to Sagittarius Rising 8.8 here 6 NOV 20 hcp (50-80)6f Hvy 15/2 HR76 S. Foley 9.11 (TS) 10L 8th of 13 to Crystal Dawn 9.4 DUN 23 OCT 20 7f Std 10/1 HR78 L.T. McAteer 9.0 (TS) 12L 13th of 15 to Sheer Bravado 9.3 TIPP 3 OCT 20 Ext hcp 7f 100yds Yld/Sft

6

TRUEBA (23)

5

Br Br g Alhebayeb - Rosa Clara B D G Iceton O JP Murtagh Racing

10

0

(140)

(17)

71633-9 F Wesley Joyce (10) J Edmond Daniel Linehan (R) T

Has some placed form on soft and heavy ground, including in a big-field handicap over 7f here last summer. Has had a spin at Dundalk to get him up to speed too. Winning Range Yld-Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Trueba 3 flat wins r17,960.00 C D — Handicap Rating 70 28/1 HR71 J.A. Powell 9.2 5 1/4L 9th of 13 to Togoville 10.2 DUN 26 FEB hcp (45-75)6f Std 7/2 HR71 Nikita Amelia Kane 8.13 1 3/4L 3/4L 3rd to Taggalo 8.12 FAIR 1 OCT 20 10rn 6f Sft 7/1 HR74 Nikita Amelia Kane 9.11 1L 2 1/2L 3rd to Ramiro 9.8 here 28 AUG 20 18rn hcp (45-75)7f Hvy

7

ZAHEE (16)

6

Br B g Iffraaj (GB) - Havin’ A Good Time (Hood) B Yeomanstown Stud O Gary Devlin & Mark Devlin & Joseph McCrory & Nigel O’Hare

10

0

(140)

(20)

2488-39 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

Without a win from 10 career starts and his most recent effort, when beaten a long way in a Dundalk claimer, doesn’t offer much by way of encouragement for this contest. Star Rating 2 Zahee — Handicap Rating 70 7/2Fav HR73 C.T. Keane 9.12 (H) 6L 9th of 12fn, 13rn to Kendred Soul 9.11 DUN 5 MAR 6f Std 100/30 HR77 C.T. Keane 9.9 (H) 3/4L 3 1/2L 3rd to Forbearance 9.4 DUN 17 FEB 14rn mdn 1m Std 4/1 HR79 G.M. Ryan 9.7 (H) 9 1/2L 8th of 14 to Ola Bonita 8.13 DUN 18 NOV 20 mdn 6f Std

8

GLOW WORM (58)

4

Br B f Epaulette (AUS) - Sovereign Street (GB) B John Davison O Emma Davison

9

(Visor)

12

(138)

(10)

3622-28 F Ronan Whelan J Jack W Davison T

Has raced 24 times without registering a success, but has placed an incredible 14 times in those outings. A rare poor effort at Dundalk last time could well be consigned to the memory here. Star Rating 3 Glow Worm — Handicap Rating 68 20/1 HR68 G.P. Halpin 8.11 (CP) 4 3/4L 8th of 13 to War Hero 9.6 DUN 22 JAN hcp 6f Std 4/1 HR69 J.M. Sheridan 8.13 (BK) 4 3/4L 2nd to Woodrow 9.9 DUN 11 JAN 13rn mdn 6f Std 12/1 HR68 G.P. Halpin 10.0 (V) 1/2L 2nd to Pretty Boy Floyd 10.2 here 2 NOV 20 17rn hcp (45-70)5f Hvy

9

KODIQUEEN (157)

5

9

Br B f Kodiac (GB) - Majestic Dubawi (GB) B Ballylinch Stud O Ballylinch Stud

12

(138)

(16)

7-00730- F Gary Carroll J Joseph G Murphy T

Her winning form has come on good ground, but that doesn’t tell the whole story as she went close in a soft-ground Fairyhouse handicap in October. Could go well if in that sort of form. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Kodiqueen 2 flat wins r12,411.00 — Handicap Rating 68 16/1 HR70 G.F. Carroll 9.11 (CP) 15L 17th of 18 to Pretty Boy Floyd 9.6 here 15 OCT 20 hcp (45-75)6f Sft 10/1 HR70 G.F. Carroll 9.6 1/2L 3/4L 3rd to Limit Long (GB) 9.6 FAIR 1 OCT 20 14rn hcp (50-80)6f Sft 33/1 HR72 M.A. Gallagher 9.3 2 1/4L 7th of 13 to Mogwli 8.5 NAV 10 SEP 20 hcp 5f 164yds Yld

5

Br Ch g Zebedee (GB) - Melodize (GB) B Mr C Allen O Men Of Forty Eight Syndicate

(Visor)

9

12

(138)

(22)

131364 F Andrew Slattery (3) J Andrew Slattery T

Has been a model of consistency in Dundalk sprints recently and gets another chance off the same mark as when a close-up fourth there last time. The ground is a concern, though. Winning Range GF & AW. Star Rating 4 Sunset Nova 4 flat wins r22,202.00 D — Handicap Rating 68 9/2Fav HR68 A.J. Slattery 9.11 (V) 3/4L 1/2L nk 4th to Jered Maddox (GB) 9.10 DUN 12 MAR 14rn hcp (45-70)6f Std 4/1Fav HR69 A.J. Slattery 9.7 (V) 3 3/4L 6th of 13 to Togoville 10.2 DUN 26 FEB hcp (45-75)6f Std 6/1 HR69 B.M. Coen 10.2 (V) 4 1/4L ns 3rd to Togoville 9.12 DUN 19 FEB 10rn hcp (45-70)7f Std

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10 SUNSET NOVA (9)


11 THE PECKHAMPOUNCER (16) Br B g Cappella Sansevero (GB) - Monivea B Annemarie Lyons O D Broad

4

9

(B,T)

12

(138)

(9)

0080-78 F Luke McAteer (5) J D Broad T

Started his three-year-old season on a mark of 85 after winning a nursery as a juvenile but a fruitless campaign has seen his mark drop 17lb. Might need further respite before he wins. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 The Peckhampouncer 1 flat win r10,047.00 — Handicap Rating 68 14/1 HR71 R.C. Colgan 10.2 (CP) 5 1/4L 8th of 12fn, 13rn to Kendred Soul 9.11 DUN 5 MAR 6f Std 80/1 HR71 R.C. Colgan 9.10 6 1/2L 7th of 13 to Comin’ Through (AUS) 9.6 DUN 17 FEB 7f Std 80/1 HR77 R.C. Colgan 10.0 (CP) (TS) 26L last of 18 to Sagittarius Rising 8.8 here 6 NOV 20 hcp (50-80)6f Hvy

12 CELTIC MANOR (48)

5

9

Br B g Dandy Man - Celtic Lynn B Patrick M Ryan O Mrs J P Duffy & Mark Kinsella

11

(137)

(7)

33900-0 F Shane Crosse J Garvan Donnelly T

Has been collecting duck eggs but has dropped down the handicap as a result and could fare much better if finding some decent form. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 3 Celtic Manor 2 flat wins r8,337.80 — Handicap Rating 67 66/1 HR69 B.M. Coen 10.1 15L 11th of 12 to Sunset Nova 9.7 DUN 1 FEB hcp (45-70)6f Std 12/1 HR73 C.D. Hayes 8.6 18L 10th of 11 to A Step Too Far 8.0 NAV 5 SEP 20 hcp 5f Yld 12/1 HR76 C.D. Hayes 9.0 4L 10th of 12 to Tresorier (GB) 8.11 here 28 AUG 20 hcp 6f Hvy

13 BLUEPOWER (100)

4

Br B g Power (GB) - Blue Dahlia B Grangecon Holdings Ltd O Richard Barnes & Mrs T Stack

(CPiece)

9

10

(136)

(11)

824670- F Michael Beresford (10) J J A Stack T

Hasn’t done a great deal on the all-weather over the winter and a record of one placed effort from eight starts doesn’t bode well. The return to turf could spark an improvement in fortunes, though. Star Rating 2 Bluepower — Handicap Rating 66 16/1 HR68 C.D. Maxwell 10.0 (BK) (TS) 11L 13th of 14 to Irish Acclaim 9.11 DUN 11 DEC 20 hcp (45-70)6f Std 17/2 HR69 C.D. Hayes 9.3 (TS) 5 3/4L 7th of 13 to Dandy Spirit 9.5 DUN 4 DEC 20 hcp 5f Std 17/2 HR70 C.D. Hayes 9.4 (TS) 2 3/4L 6th of 14 to Too Hard To Hold 9.1 DUN 20 NOV 20 hcp 6f Std

14 CAESAR’S COMET (16)

7

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Star Now (GB) B Awbeg Stud O James McAuley

9

(Visor)

10

(136)

(23)

3-15862 F Rory Cleary J James McAuley T

Although his best form has come on a sounder surface, he appears to be steadily progressive and had higher-rated rivals behind when second in a Dundalk claimer last time. Winning Range GY-GF & AW. Star Rating 4 Caesar’s Comet 4 flat wins r22,762.00 D — Handicap Rating 66 9/2 HR64 C.D. Hayes 9.9 (V) 3/4L 2nd to Kendred Soul 9.11 DUN 5 MAR 13rn 6f Std 20/1 HR65 C.D. Hayes 10.2 (V) 2 1/2L 6th of 14 to Sister Lola 9.4 DUN 26 FEB hcp (45-65)7f Std 16/1 HR65 P.A. Harnett 9.12 (V) 6 1/2L 8th of 13 to Togoville 10.0 DUN 12 FEB hcp (45-65)7f Std

15 NEVER BACK DOWN (16)

6

Br B g Kodiac (GB) - Steer By The Stars B Cooneen Stud O Patrick M O’Brien & Stephen Luddy

9

10

(136)

(15)

45-0405 F Robbie Colgan J Joseph Anthony Murray (R) T

Hasn’t tasted success in over two years and never on a soft surface, which could mean he will find this contest a bit too much to handle. Behind Caesar’s Comet last time and opposable. Winning Range GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Never Back Down 4 flat wins r74,399.80 D — Handicap Rating 66 7/1 HR66 R.P. Whelan 9.7 (CP) 2 1/4L 5th of 12fn, 13rn to Kendred Soul 9.11 DUN 5 MAR 6f Std 9/1 HR67 G.M. Ryan 9.13 (CP) 11L 10th of 12 to Sunset Nova 9.7 DUN 1 FEB hcp (45-70)6f Std 12/1 HR67 G.M. Ryan 9.13 (CP) 1L nk nk 4th to Well Suited 10.0 DUN 29 JAN 12rn hcp (45-70)7f Std

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16 INTERVENTION (GB) (9)

4

Br B g Swiss Spirit (GB) - Lady Lube Rye B D & S L Tanker Transport Ltd O Painestown Syndicate

9

9

(135)

(1)

88290-0 F Billy Lee J Charles O’Brien T

His one placed effort to date came over a mile at this track, so we know he acts well around here. He didn’t show a great deal over this trip at Dundalk last time, though, so others appeal more. Star Rating 3 Intervention (GB) — Handicap Rating 65 16/1 HR66 W.J. Lee 9.12 5 3/4L 11th of 14 to Jered Maddox (GB) 9.10 DUN 12 MAR hcp (45-70)6f Std 10/1 HR68 S. Foley 10.0 (H) 9 3/4L 10th of 13 to Dragon Of Malta 9.11 LIM 11 SEP 20 hcp (45-70)7f Sft/Hvy 17/2 HR70 D. McMonagle 8.8 (H) 11L 9th of 12 to Maud Gonne Spirit 9.12 GOW 2 SEP 20 hcp 7f Sft/Hvy

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17 FALSARON (9)

3

Br B c No Nay Never (USA) - Belong B Mrs Ann Marie O’Brien O Mrs A M O’Brien

(B,T)

9

5

(131)

(8)

03-652 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Yet to win in five starts, but his best effort to date came when second in a Dundalk claimer nine days ago. Could well be improving sufficiently to make a real impact in this contest. Star Rating 4 Falsaron — Handicap Rating 74 16/1 HR74 M.P. Sheehy 8.11 (BK) 3 1/4L 2nd to Oh Say 9.4 DUN 12 MAR 10rn 7f Std 33/1 HR77 M.P. Sheehy 9.5 (CP) 5 3/4L last of 5 to Star Harbour(disq) 9.8 DUN 17 FEB hcp 1m Std 11/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.10 (CP) 12L last of 6 to Drish Venture 9.6 DUN 29 JAN 5f Std

18 COVERT MISSION (FR) (154)

3

9

1

(127)

Br B c Lope De Vega - Beach Belle (GB) B Skymarc Farm & Qatar Bloodstock Ltd O Qatar Racing Limited & Lady O’Reilly

(21)

906- F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Makes his handicap debut on his seasonal reappearance after showing modest form in three maidens. Seemed to act on soft ground last time and interesting if he’s improved over the winter. Star Rating 3 Covert Mission (FR) — Handicap Rating 70 20/1 B.M. Coen 9.2 10L 6th of 16 to Power Under Me 9.5 NAAS 18 OCT 20 mdn 6f Sft 18/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.7 17L 13th of 15 to Loch Lein 9.2 CK 9 SEP 20 mdn 6f Gd/Frm 14/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.7 8 1/2L 9th of 12 to High Definition 9.7 here 22 AUG 20 mdn 1m Sft

19 THE LAST KNIGHT (137)

3

9

1

(127)

Br B g The Last Lion - Kyanight B Dr Tom Purcell & Philip Purcell O Vincent Gaul

(5)

457334- F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

His two placed efforts last year came in claimers but he ran a really solid race in defeat on his handicap bow at Dundalk when last seen. The handicapper has dropped him 4lb, which appears generous. Star Rating 5 The Last Knight — Handicap Rating 70 11/4Fav HR74 Sam Ewing 9.9 1 3/4L hd ns 4th to Ablah (USA) 8.13 DUN 4 NOV 20 13rn hcp 6f Std 11/4 HR75 C.T. Keane 8.11 2 1/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Moonhall Girl 8.11 FAIR 21 SEP 20 8rn 7f Gd 9/4Fav C.T. Keane 9.12 hd 3/4L 3rd to Mass Gathering 8.12 NAAS 17 SEP 20 12rn 6f Gd

20 YOU OWE ME MONEY (44)

3

8

Br B f Awtaad - Magie Noire B Mylestown Farms Ltd O Gerard O’Leary

13

(125)

(19)

55585-8 F Ross Coakley J Gerard O’Leary T

Has yet to trouble the judge in eight career starts and she needs to find a significant level of improvement to stand any chance in this contest. Star Rating 2 You Owe Me Money — Handicap Rating 68 17/2 HR69 S. Foley 9.2 9 1/4L 8th of 14 to Rocky Sky 9.2 DUN 5 FEB mdn 1m Std 14/1 HR76 C.P. Hoban 9.2 6 1/4L 5th of 14 to Flirting Bridge 9.2 DUN 27 NOV 20 mdn 1m Std 28/1 C.G. O’Dwyer 8.2 (CP) 4 3/4L 8th of 14 to Lightning Boltz 9.1 DUN 28 OCT 20 mdn 6f Std

RESERVES 21 DARK KRIS (93)

4

9

9

Br B g Dark Angel - My Spirit B Kilcarn Stud O Bajan Invasion Syndicate

(135)

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520797- F Chris Hayes J P J F Murphy T

Has floundered on the Dundalk all-weather but had some useful placed form on turf in the UK. Interesting if getting a run. First reserve. Star Rating 3 Dark Kris — Handicap Rating 65 6/1 HR67 C.D. Hayes 9.11 6 1/2L 7th of 14 to Foreign Legion 9.7 DUN 18 DEC 20 hcp (45-75)7f Std 12/1 HR69 P.A. Harnett 9.8 4 1/2L 9th of 14 to Irish Acclaim 9.11 DUN 11 DEC 20 hcp (45-70)6f Std 17/2 HR69 P.A. Harnett 9.7 3L 7th of 13 to Eglish (GB) 9.6 DUN 20 NOV 20 hcp (45-70)7f Std

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072451- F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Signed off last season with a maiden success, his first victory in 12 starts. Has shown up well in handicaps at this track in the past and considered if getting a run. Second reserve. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 4 Breaking News 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 63 6/1 HR63 K.J. Manning 9.2 (CP) won 1 3/4L 3/4L from Linus Larrabee 9.7 and Terra Rossa 9.7 NAAS 7 NOV 20 11rn mdn 6f Hvy 1min 15.5sec 15/2 HR63 L.T. McAteer 9.10 (CP) 3 1/2L 5th of 18 to Youceeyouceecee 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)7f Hvy 11/4Fav HR62 W.T. Byrne 9.7 (CP) 2 1/2L 1 1/2L 3L 4th to Drombeg Duke 9.2 GOW 19 OCT 20 13rn hcp (45-65)7f Sft/Hvy 67

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068- F Mark Enright J Gillian Scott (R) T

Would make his handicap debut if getting a run, but his form as a three-year-old left a lot to be desired in the context of this race. Third reserve. Star Rating 2 Inventor (GB) — Handicap Rating 63 28/1 N.M. Crosse 9.7 (V) 18L 8th of 13fn, 14rn to Irish Admiral 9.7 DUN 15 AUG 20 mdn 7f AWT 28/1 N.M. Crosse 9.2 (V) 9 3/4L 6th of 12 to Rocket Science 9.2 GAL 28 JUL 20 mdn 7f Sft 8/1 W.J. Lee 9.7 10L 10th of 15 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 10.0 NAAS 24 JUN 20 mdn 6f Gd/Yld

B,T worn by No. 11, No. 17. Blinkers worn by No. 2. CPiece worn by No. 13. Hood worn by No. 7. Visor worn by No. 8, No. 10, No. 14. Probable Starting Prices - 11/2 The Last Knight, 6/1 Sunset Nova, 7/1 Good Job Power, 8/1 Mary Salome, 10/1 Glow Worm, 12/1 Falsaron, Covert Mission (FR), 14/1 Trueba, 16/1 Aloysius Lilius, Zahee, Kodiqueen, Caesar’s Comet, Never Back Down, You Owe Me Money, 20/1 Atlas, The Peckhampouncer, Bluepower, Intervention (GB), 25/1 Cyrus Dallin (GB), Celtic Manor

CURRAGH COMMENT THE LAST KNIGHT was making his handicap debut when a decent fourth at Dundalk in November and the handicapper seems to have taken a real chance in dropping him 4lb for his return to action. Ger Lyons’ charge looks the one to side with, though Sunset Nova has race fitness on his side and cannot be left out of calculations. Caesar’s Comet had a number of today’s rivals behind when running a good second at Dundalk last time and he merits respect. Jim Bolger’s Naas winner Breaking News would be a big player if getting a run.

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS FIRST RACE 1.30p.m. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden of €16,500 (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€4,500)) Winner will receive €9,900 (Penalty Value: €9,735), Second will receive €3,300, Third will receive €1,650, Fourth will receive €825, Fifth will receive €495, Sixth will receive €330. For two years old only, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 5 furlongs. €132 to enter, €33 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 7lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €9735; Second: €3300; Third: €1650; Fourth: €825; Fifth: €495; Sixth: €330 SEE PAGE 10 FOR THIS RACE SECOND RACE 2.00p.m. The Paddy Power ‘From The Horse’s Mouth’ Podcast Handicap of €21,000 (Generously sponsored by Paddy Power) Winner will receive €12,600 (Penalty Value: €12,390), Second will receive €4,200, Third will receive €2,100, Fourth will receive €1,050, Fifth will receive €630, Sixth will receive €420. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards (100 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 5 furlongs. €168 to enter, €42 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap). A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Stalls centre of course. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: €12390; Second: €4200; Third: €2100; Fourth: €1050; Fifth: €630; Sixth: €420 SEE PAGE 16 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 2.30p.m. The Big Picture Communications Fillies Maiden of €12,000 (Plus 10 Race) (Generously sponsored by Big Picture Communications) Winner will receive €7,200 (Penalty Value: €7,080), Second will receive €2,400, Third will receive €1,200, Fourth will receive €600, Fifth will receive €360, Sixth will receive €240. For three years old and upwards fillies only, maidens at starting. About 7 furlongs. €96 to enter, €24 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 2lbs; 4-y-o and up 10st 2lbs. (The connections of the winner, if qualified under the Rules of the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme, will share a Prize of €10,000 subject to all of last year’s available two-year-old bonuses not being won). Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €7080; Second: €2400; Third: €1200; Fourth: €600; Fifth: €360; Sixth: €240 SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 3.05p.m. The Paddy Power Madrid Handicap of €40,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Paddy Power) Winner will receive €24,000 (Penalty Value: €23,600), Second will receive €8,0000, Third will receive €4,000, Fourth will receive €2,000, Fifth will receive €1,200, Sixth will receive €800. An extended handicap for three years old only that at entry have run two or more times under any Rules of Racing and are eligible for a handicap rating (100 = 9st 10lbs). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 9st 10lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 7 furlongs. €320 to enter, €80 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: €23600; Second: €8000; Third: €4000; Fourth: €2000; Fifth: €1200; Sixth: €800 SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 3.35p.m. The Royal Lytham At Irish Emerald Stud (C&G) Maiden of €12,000 (Plus 10 Race) (Generously sponsored by Irish Emerald Stud) Winner will receive €7,200 (Penalty Value: €7,080), Second will receive €2,400 Third will receive €1,200, Fourth will receive €600, Fifth will receive €360, Sixth will receive €240. For three years old and upwards colts and geldings only, maidens at starting. About 7 furlongs. €96 to enter, €24 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 7lbs; 4-y-o and up 10st 7lbs. (The connections of the winner, if qualified under the Rules of the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme, will share a Prize of €10,000 subject to all of last year’s available two-year-old bonuses not being won). Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €7080; Second: €2400; Third: €1200; Fourth: €600; Fifth: €360; Sixth: €240 SEE PAGE 38 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 4.10p.m. The Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire of €90,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Paddy Power) Winner will receive €54,000 (Penalty Value: €53,100), Second will receive €18,000, Third will receive €9,000, Fourth will receive €4,500, Fifth will receive €2,700, Sixth will receive €1,800. An extended handicap for four years old and upwards that have run at least three times under any Rules of Racing before 8th March, 2021, at least one of those runs having been on or after 1st February, 2020 (105 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 1 mile. €360 to enter on March 3rd, €360 extra if forfeit not declared by March 16th and €180 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 7lb extra for each race won. Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 9th March. Value to winner: €53100; Second: €18000; Third: €9000; Fourth: €4500; Fifth: €2700; Sixth: €1800 SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 4.40p.m. The WhatOddsPaddy? Handicap of €10,500 (Generously sponsored by Paddy Power) Winner will receive €6,300 (Penalty Value: €6,195), Second will receive €2,100, Third will receive €1,050, Fourth will receive €525, Fifth will receive €315, Sixth will receive €210. An extended handicap for four years old and upwards (70 = 10st).Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 1 mile. €84 to enter, €21 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: €6195; Second: €2100; Third: €1050; Fourth: €525; Fifth: €315; Sixth: €210 SEE PAGE 56 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 5.10p.m. The Paddy’s Rewards Club Handicap of €10,500 (Generously sponsored by Paddy Power) Winner will receive €6,300 (Penalty Value: €6,195), Second will receive €2,100, Third will receive €1,050, Fourth will receive €525, Fifth will receive €315, Sixth will receive €210. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards (70 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 6 furlongs. €84 to enter, €21 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Stalls centre of course. Handicaps calculated 16th March. Value to winner: €6195; Second: €2100; Third: €1050; Fourth: €525; Fifth: €315; Sixth: €210 SEE PAGE 64 FOR THIS RACE

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