Curragh Racecard - Saturday 17th April

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Curragh for our second meeting of the year. We have a total of 21 meetings at the Curragh this year and once we get going after our winter break the action comes very quickly. Today’s card is very exciting with a lovely mix of racing. Everything from maidens for two-year-olds, three-year-old maidens, handicaps and two Group 3 races, with something for everyone. We have three great sponsors this afternoon and I would like to thank them for their continued support of the Curragh. Our principal sponsor is TRI who are great partners of ours. Their Superstore and Café is beside us and it is a great place to meet everybody from the industry. In addition to their race sponsorship, their colleagues in TRM sponsor the Best Turned Out Winners Draw at the end of season. Holdens Plant Hire are important partners of ours and we are delighted to see them sponsoring the Group 3 Alleged Stakes today. The Irish EBF sponsor the two-year-old maidens this afternoon, they are Irish racing’s biggest sponsor and we are very grateful to them. 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. All our racing is covered on Racing TV and you can also follow it through our various social media channels. Our digital card is proving very popular, make sure to use it and I hope that you enjoy it. Racing at the Curragh is only possible with 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. 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 SATURDAY 17TH APRIL 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 Bernard Healy

Mr. Robert Dore

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

Mr. Jack Rearden

Mr. Thomas Breen 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. J. R. Banahan JUDGE: Ms. J. Walsh 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. B. Healy VETERINARY OFFICER: Ms. J. Taylor M.V.B., M.R.C.V.S.

www.curragh.ie

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS: Ms. C. Murphy & Mr. I. Hamilton SECURITY OFFICER: Mr. D. Buckley

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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

1m21/2f

1m2f

1m1f

1m(new)

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

6f63y

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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 P O’BRIEN (8 wins from 55 runners, 15%) SPEAK IN COLOURS (2.35), PONDUS, THUNDERING NIGHTS and NUMERIAN (3.10), EGYPTIAN ROCK and PORT PHILIP (3.45), RAISE YOU, DANCE JUPITER, FAME AND ACCLAIM and NEVER FORGOTTEN (4.15). J HARRINGTON (6 wins from 49 runners, 12%) runs ALBION SQUARE (1.30), BENEVOLENT (2.00), FREE SOLO (2.35), KING OF COMEDY and NJORD (3.10), THEORY OF MUSIC (3.45), PEPPERONI PETE and TAURAN SHAMAN (4.15), YULONG DE LEGEND (4.50). A P O’BRIEN (4 wins from 32 runners, 12%) runs GLOUNTHAUNE (1.30), CADAMOSTO (2.00), LANCASTER HOUSE (2.35), BROOME (3.10), WORDSWORTH and ETERNAL FLAME (3.45), BLUE PLANET (4.50).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: COLIN KEANE (7 wins from 38 rides, 18%) rides KIRSAPP (1.30), HELVIC DREAM (3.10), RIGHT TURN (3.45), HIGHTIMEYOUWON (4.15), HARANNDA (4.50), LORD DUDLEY (5.25). RONAN WHELAN (6 wins from 28 rides, 21%) rides UNCONQUERABLE KEEN (1.30), SURROUNDING (2.35), BOWERMAN (3.10), ZAYNUDIN (3.45), GLOW WORM (4.50). DYLAN MCMONAGLE (4 wins from 10 rides, 40%) rides RAISE YOU (4.15), PHANTOM POWER (4.50), MEMSIE (5.25).

WEIGHTWATCHER The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 5.25 Bellick (won off 58 down 3lb to 55) Fit For Function (won off 70 down 13lb to 57).

FANCY THAT A P O’BRIEN won the 2.35 race in 2012 and 2020. The stable is represented by Lancaster House in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 3.10 race in 2018 and 2019. The stable is represented by Broome in the race today.

CLASSY TIPS The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 2.35 KNOW IT ALL (down 2 grades) LANCASTER HOUSE (down 2) SPEAK IN COLOURS (down 2) 3.10 THUNDERING NIGHTS (down 2 grades).

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Michael O’Callaghan Michael O’Callaghan trains at Crotanstown Stud based on The Curragh and has enjoyed much success in the training ranks since taking out his licence in 2012. Hailing from Tralee in Co.Kerry there was no direct family background in horse racing initially. Michael has amassed great experience in the industry working for the likes of Tom Cooper, Coolmore and Castlehyde Stud. He is also an award-winning graduate of the Irish National Stud Course. He has shown a notable knack for buying relatively inexpensive yearlings and breeze-up horses that go on to excel on the racecourse. Blue De Vega, Now or Never and more recently Steel Bull some fine examples of very talented horses bought and trained by O’Callaghan all of which won Group races, the former pair also placed in the 2,000 and 1,000 Irish Guineas respectively. 8


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RACE ONE

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

6f

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

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

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

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

Horse

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ALBION SQUARE (GB) (-)

B Breeder

O Owner

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Br B c Acclamation (GB) - Aristocratic (GB) B Cheveley Park Stud Limited O Cormac O’Flynn

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Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

The first foal out of a 7f winner who herself is out of the dual Group 1 scorer Peeress. He cost 55,000gns as a yearling and any market support would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

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CASTLE STAR (14)

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Br B c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Awohaam B Churchtown B/stock,Grouseridge & Carhue O Mrs T Gaffney & Mrs Treasa O’Loughlin & Mrs Barbara Murphy

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2 F Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Only beaten a short head when second of 11 on his debut over 5f at Cork two weeks ago and he has to be given plenty of respect this afternoon. Star Rating 4 Castle Star 7/2 C.D. Hayes 9.7 s/hd 2nd to It’ll Do My Day 9.7 CK 3 APR 11rn mdn 5f Yld

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DASH TO DAWN (-)

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Br Ch c Dawn Approach - Dash Back (USA) B Martin Sheridan O Martin Sheridan

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Shane Crosse J Garvan Donnelly T

A €1,000 purchase whose family traces back to the Queen Mary winner Nadwah, but he is best watched in a race of this nature on his debut. Star Rating 2

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GEODESIC (-)

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Br Gr c Caravaggio (USA) - Eccentricity (USA) B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs A M O’Brien

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Paddy Harnett (7) J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

A half-brother to the 7f winner and Group 3-placed Radiantly, but others appear to be safer picks in this contest given his lack of previous race experience. Star Rating 3

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GLOUNTHAUNE (-)

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Br B c Kodiac (GB) - Khaimah (GB) B Tally-Ho Stud O Mrs E M Stockwell & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Westerberg Ireland

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Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A full-brother to the 7f winner Mr Kodi, while he also shares his page with the likes of Tamayuz and Santiago. Connections parted with 350,000gns to purchase him last year and he should not be underestimated. Star Rating 4

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I HAVE A VOICE (20)

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4 F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Filled fourth place in a nine-runner contest over 5f at Naas on his debut late last month. Should benefit from that experience and he cannot be discounted. Star Rating 4 I Have A Voice 7/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 3 3/4L 2 3/4L 2 3/4L 4th to Tenebrism (USA) 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR 9rn mdn 5f Sft

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KIRSAPP (-)

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Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

From the family of the Group 2 Blandford Stakes winner Katiyra and any market support would have to be noted, although he may be at his best over further than this in time. Star Rating 3

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SHINKANSEN (FR) (14)

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Br Bl c Caravaggio (USA) - Daidoo B M Manfred Wurtenberger & M Reinhard Stockli O Atlantic Thoroughbreds

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5 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Finished fifth of 11 on his racecourse debut over 5f at Cork two weeks ago and he has plenty of ground to find with Castle Star based on that evidence. Star Rating 3 Shinkansen (FR) 13/2 G.M. Ryan 9.7 5 1/4L 5th of 11 to It’ll Do My Day 9.7 CK 3 APR mdn 5f Yld

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THE LION STRIKES (27)

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Br B c The Last Lion - Seasons (GB) B Peter, S & J Jones O Peter Jones

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6 F Leigh Roche J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Well held when sixth of eight on his racecourse debut over 5f here a month ago and he is best watched on the back of that performance. Star Rating 2 The Lion Strikes 8/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 13L 6th of 8 to Missing Matron 9.2 here 21 MAR mdn 5f Sft/Hvy

10 TUMULTUOUS (GB) (-)

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Br B c Territories - Anadiya (FR) B Crimbourne Stud O Fitzwilliam Racing

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Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

His sales price increased from 10,000gns as a foal to 32,000gns less than a year later but he may be up against it on his racecourse debut this afternoon. Star Rating 2

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RACE ONE

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RACE ONE

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Br B c Clodovil - Queenie Keen B N Hartery O N Hartery

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Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

A half-brother to the prolific UK/Hong Kong winner Glorious Artist but he may have to settle for a minor role on his debut, given how strong this race appears to be. Star Rating 2

12 GAIRE OS ARD (20)

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Br B f Teofilo - Vocal Support B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

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2 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Finished second of nine on her racecourse debut over 5f at Naas last month and that form suggests that she could be hard to stop this afternoon. Star Rating 5 Gaire Os Ard 11/2 K.J. Manning 9.2 3 3/4L 2nd to Tenebrism (USA) 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR 9rn mdn 5f Sft

Probable Starting Prices - 3/1 Gaire Os Ard, 7/2 Castle Star, 4/1 Glounthaune, 8/1 Kirsapp, 10/1 Albion Square (GB), Geodesic, 12/1 Shinkansen (FR), 14/1 I Have A Voice, 16/1 Tumultuous (GB), Unconquerable Keen, 25/1 Dash To Dawn, The Lion Strikes

2020 - No corresponding meeting last year.

CURRAGH COMMENT GAIRE OS ARD displayed plenty of promise when finishing second to an exciting prospect on her debut over 5f at Naas last month. With that experience now under her belt, the daughter of Teofilo should take plenty of stopping. Castle Star has a similar profile to the selection, having hit the crossbar on his first outing at Cork, and he could prove to be the main danger. Others to note are Glounthaune and Albion Square.

WIN: GAIRE OS ARD

DANGER: CASTLE STAR

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2021 Fixtures 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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COLOURING CONTEST WINNERS Congratulations Daniel (8) & Ronan (11) Loughman! We are proud to offer Under 18’s free entry to The Curragh Racecourse on all our racedays when accompanied by an adult. As well as thrilling action on track, free activities for under 18s including a playground and our extended Future Champions cabin, making it a memorable and affordable day out. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon. Horse play We know that it can be hard to find new and exciting things to do while racing is behind closed doors, but we have a solution! View and download our free print-at-home activities and worksheets for children with colouring pages, word searches, anagrams, join the dots and paint by numbers on www.curragh.ie/curragh-future-champions 16


WHO WERE GLADNESS AND ALLEGED? Two of today’s races are named after famous racehorses, both of which were trained by legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien. Gladness was a brown mare foaled in 1953. Sired by Sayajirao, a full brother to 1945 Epsom Derby winner Dante, she was out of the mare Bright Lady who was herself sired by a Derby winner in April The Fifth. Gladness was one of Vincent O’Brien’s earliest top perfomers on the flat, and her owner John McShain also owned Irish Derby, St Leger and Prix de l’Arc de Triomph winner Ballymoss. Gladness herself was equally as talented on the track, winning the Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Ebor Handicap in the mid 1950’s, marking herself as one of the top staying horses in Europe. Alleged’s success came a few decades later at the height of O’Brien’s flat training career. His sire was Hoist The Flag, a champion sire in the United States, out of the mare Princess Pout. While originally slated to go to race in the United States, joint-owner Robert Sangster sent the colt to Vincent O’Brien at Ballydoyle in 1976. Alleged made a winning debut over seven furlongs at the Curragh, before causing an upset in the Royal Whip Stakes, beating Classic-winning stablemates in a hot race. Rested for the early English and Irish Classics, Alleged made his return to the track in the St Leger before going on to win the 1977 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He raced on at four, winning the Royal Whip again before coming back to win a prep race for a second crack at the Arc, which he easily won again in 1978.

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SECOND RACE 2.00P.M. THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF RACE OF W22,000

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

Stalls Centre of Course. Value to winner: r12980; Second: r4400; Third: r2200; Fourth: r1100; Fifth: r660; Sixth: r440.

RACE TWO

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

RACE SPONSOR

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

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CADAMOSTO (7)

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

1 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A No Nay Never colt who cost £130,000 as a yearling and created a good impression when scoring on debut at Dundalk seven days ago. Looks set to play a leading role, representing a top operation. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 5 Cadamosto 1 win r8,260.00 D 7/4Fav R.L. Moore 9.7 (TS) won 3 1/2L 1 3/4L from Silver Surfer (GB) 9.7 and Threebagsfull 9.7 DUN 10 APR 9rn mdn 5f Std 59.7sec

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CHARLIE DE RIO (GB) (-)

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Br B c Coach House - Charlie’s Star (GB) B Amanda Castle & Craig McClellan O Jerry Horan

(TStrap)

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(130)

(1) F

J M Sheridan (5) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

This son of Coach House is the first offspring of a 5f two-year-old winner and could be capable of showing up well on debut. A market check may provide the best guide. Star Rating 3

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MISSING MATRON (27)

2

9

Br B f Vocalised (USA) - Bring Back Matron B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

4

(130)

(3)

1 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

She made the perfect start when a clear-cut winner over course and distance on debut in March and she could enhance her reputation if in the same form here. One to watch. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 4 Missing Matron 1 win r9,735.00 CD 16/1 R.P. Cleary 9.2 won 4 3/4L 3/4L from It’ll Do My Day 9.7 and Freedom Of Speech 9.2 here 21 MAR 8rn mdn 5f Sft/Hvy 1min 5.8sec

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TEN COINS (-)

2

Br Ch c Havana Gold - Autograph (GB) B Autograph Partnership O Stanley G Watson

9

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(6) F

M A Gallagher J Edward P Harty T

A £16,000 son of Havana Gold who is out of an unraced half-sister to 6f two-year-old Group 3 winner Dark Reckoning. Could show plenty of speed here and he is not discounted. Star Rating 3

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BENEVOLENT (-)

2

Br Gr f Oasis Dream (GB) - Angelic Guest B Rifa Mustang Europe Ltd O RIFA Mustang Europe Limited

8

13

(125)

(4) F

Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

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CHEERUPSLEEPYJEAN (FR) (-)

2

Br B f Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Time Will Tell (FR) B M Xavier Malaviolle O Mrs Paul Shanahan & Mrs M V Magnier & Mrs T Stack

8

13

(125)

(2) F

Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

A daughter of Starspangledbanner who cost £35,000 as a yearling and represents a highly-capable team. Holds entries for some valuable prizes later in the season and is unlikely to be outclassed. Star Rating 3

TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 2. Probable Starting Prices - 10/11 Cadamosto, 7/4 Missing Matron, 8/1 Benevolent, 12/1 Cheerupsleepyjean (FR), 20/1 Ten Coins, 25/1 Charlie De Rio (GB)

CURRAGH COMMENT CADAMOSTO created a taking impression when a winning debutant at Dundalk last week. Aidan O’Brien’s No Nay Never colt put the race to bed with ease during that eyecatching opening effort and is fancied to enhance his reputation. Missing Matron was an impressive scorer on testing ground when debuting over C&D in March. She can keep the selection honest if proving just as effective on this sounder surface, while Benevolent and Cheerupsleepyjean may prove best of the newcomers.

WIN: CADAMOSTO

DANGER: MISSING MATRON

OUR THANKS TO The Curragh thanks Peter Keatley Curragh Equine Groundcare for supporting some of our best turned out awards today.

THANK YOU The Curragh would like to thank Eva Bucher–Haefner’s Moyglare Stud for the generous sponsorship of the Stable Staff Canteen for the 2021 season.

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RACE TWO

An Oasis Dream filly who cost £25,000 as a yearling and is a half-sister to Notre Belle Bete, who was fourth in 7f Listed race on debut. Represents a top local team and respected. Star Rating 3


THE TRI EQUESTRIAN GLADNESS STAKES First ran in 1963, the TRI Equestrian Gladness Stakes has had a few changes to the conditions down the years. The first renewal of the race was ran over a mile and a quarter, shortened to a mile in 1964 and cut further to seven furlongs in 1970 when it was won by Nijinsky (pictured), with it remaining over the specalist trip ever since. Upgraded to Group 3 level in 1987, it was ran as an open age contest for many years before being closed to three-year-olds in 2004. 10 years later it was made available to three-year-olds and above, and it’s been an open age contest ever since. Vincent O’Brien dominated this race from 1970 to 1990, winning first with Nijinksy and taking the race wih Lomond, El Gran Senor and Great Lakes his final winner in 1990. In recent years, the race has been won by a variety of trainers. Aidan O’Brien has won the race recently with Excelebration (pictured) and Lancaster House last year. Kevin Prendergast trained two time winner Mustameet to success under Declan McDonogh in 2005 and 2007, with Tommy Stack also training two winners in 2011 and 2016 with Lolly for Dolly and Onenightidreamed respectively.

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The 2020 renewal was ran in June, following the resumption of racing after the initial shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lightly-raced Lancaster House made a winning return to the track under Seamie Heffernan, seeing off five rivals in fine style. Sent to the front early under Heffernan, Lancaster House was clear at the halfway stage and just had to be pushed along slightly to maintain his lead a furlong out. He kept up to his work well though and made use of his stamina over seven furlongs, drawing away further in the closing stages to make a smooth and winning return to action. Joseph O’Brien’s Speak In Colours was sent off favourite but could only manage second under Shane Crosse, with Jim Bolger’s Smash Williams back in third. Refresh your memory of the race and view the replay below.

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THIRD RACE 2.35P.M. THE TRI EQUESTRIAN GLADNESS STAKES OF W50,000 (GROUP 3)

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r29500; Second: r10000; Third: r5000; Fourth: r2500; Fifth: r1500; Sixth: r1000.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

RACE SPONSOR

TRI Equestrian 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.

RACE THREE

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

SPEAK IN COLOURS (GB) (21)

Br Gr c Excelebration - Maglietta Fina B Scuderia Archi Romani O Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

6

10

2

(142)

(2)

(TStrap)

1460-20 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Despite most of his success coming at 6f, he has landed a Group 3 at this distance in the past and was second in this last year. He is a standing dish at this level and has to be respected. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 4 Speak In Colours (GB) 7 flat wins r219,375.90 C D — Handicap Rating 110 David Egan 9.5 (TS) 5 3/4L 11th of 13 to Extravagant Kid (USA) 9.5 MEYDAN 27 MAR Group 1 6f Gd 11/8Fav HR111 S.M. Crosse 10.0 (TS) 3 1/4L 2nd to Harry’s Bar (GB) 9.10 DUN 5 FEB 3rn 6f Std Jim Crowley 9.2 (TS) 5L 11th of 16 to Glen Shiel (GB) 9.2 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 Group 1 6f Sft

2

BRAD THE BRIEF (GB) (56)

4

Br B g Dutch Art (GB) - Kenzadargent (FR) B Chasemore Farm O Chasemore Farm

10

0

(140)

(5)

39141-9 F Chris Hayes J Tom Dascombe (in GB) T

This UK raider was a Group 3 winner in testing conditions at Chantilly in October, which suggests he could have the stamina for this first attempt at 7f. Has won six of his 11 starts and is respected. Winning Range Hvy-Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Brad The Brief (GB) — 6 flat wins €67,966.30 Handicap Rating 109 Hollie Doyle 9.0 16L 9th of 13 to Copano Kicking (USA) 9.0 RIYADH 20 FEB 6f Frm Richard Kingscote 8.13 won 1 3/4L hd from Coeur de Pierre (FR) 9.0 and Air De Valse (FR) 8.13 CHANTILLY 31 OCT 20 13rn Group 3 6f Hvy 1min 16.6sec Martin Harley 9.1 1 3/4L 3L 3/4L 4th to Dakota Gold (GB) 9.2 YORK 10 OCT 20 7rn Group 3 6f Sft

3

CURRENT OPTION (36)

5

Br B g Camelot (GB) - Coppertop B Grangecon Holdings Ltd O Dooley Thoroughbreds & Bart O’Sullivan & Shamrock Thoroughbreds

10

0

(140)

(9)

01151-4 F Gavin Ryan J Adrian McGuinness T

A three-time winner last season, in a campaign which culminated in a Group 3 triumph at Tipperary. Well held over a mile on his reappearance, but drops back in trip and that will have blown away any cobwebs. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Current Option 5 flat wins r201,565.80 D — Handicap Rating 107 3/1 HR107 C.T. Keane 9.9 1 1/2L 2 3/4L 3/4L 4th to Harpocrates 9.4 DUN 12 MAR 6rn 1m Std 7/2 HR107 G.M. Ryan 9.7 won s/hd 1 3/4L from Laughifuwant 9.7 and Soul Search 9.2 TIPP 3 OCT 20 11rn Group 3 7f 100yds Yld/Sft 1min 37.9sec 100/30Fav HR107 G.M. Ryan 10.0 2 1/2L 5th of 11 to Bounce The Blues 9.1 NAAS 23 AUG 20 Listed 7f Sft

4

LANCASTER HOUSE (182)

5

Br B c Galileo - Quiet Oasis B Barronstown Stud O Mrs. Gay Smith

10

0

(140)

(10)

17-1200- F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Won this last season before then finishing second over track and trip in the Minstrel Stakes. Struggled up at a mile in the latter part of 2020, but has a big chance now back at 7f. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 4 Lancaster House 4 flat wins r78,207.50 CD — Handicap Rating 110 Sean Levey 9.4 18L last of 14 to The Revenant (GB) 9.4 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 Group 1 1m Sft 3/1 HR111 R.L. Moore 9.10 22L last of 10 to Safe Voyage 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 Group 2 1m Gd 10/11Fav HR110 W.M. Lordan 9.10 1 3/4L 2nd to Romanised 9.10 here 18 JUL 20 6rn Group 2 7f Gd/Yld

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5

COMFORT LINE (14)

4

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

9

(TStrap)

11

(137)

(3)

321-53s F Declan McDonogh J Michael Mulvany T

A consistent handicapper who has won twice in his career to date. One of those victories came over this distance on heavy ground and this versatile performer can’t be completely ignored. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 2 Comfort Line 2 flat wins r18,880.00 D — Handicap Rating 92 11/1 HR92 D. McMonagle 9.2 (TS) s.u. in race won by Aesop 8.13 CK 3 APR 14rn Ext hcp 1m 2f 30yds Yld 18/1 HR91 D. McMonagle 8.9 (TS) 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR 24rn Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR91 Melanie Horsman 9.0 (TS) 8 1/2L 5th of 6 to San Andreas 9.0 DUN 26 FEB 7f Std

FISCAL RULES (14)

4

9

Br B g Make Believe (GB) - Gold Mirage B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

11

(137)

(7)

56155-2 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

He has been tried over a variety of distances, including when running with credit in both the 2,000 Guineas and Derby here. Second on his reappearance in a Listed race at Cork and an interesting contender. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 5 Fiscal Rules 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 103 9/1 HR103 K.J. Manning 9.9 2L 2nd to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR 15rn Listed 6f Yld 11/1 HR106 K.J. Manning 9.7 4 1/2L 5th of 12 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 Listed 1m Hvy 8/1 HR106 K.J. Manning 9.5 20L 5th of 9 to Helvic Dream 9.5 here 11 OCT 20 Group 3 1m 2f Sft

7

FREE SOLO (182)

4

Br Ch c Showcasing (GB) - Amuser B Niarchos Family O Niarchos Family

9

11

(137)

(4)

31-0227- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

He ran well in a trio of Listed contests at the back end of last season and has to be respected here for a top local operation. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Free Solo 1 flat win r10,342.50 — Handicap Rating 100 100/30 HR100 S. Foley 9.7 5L 7th of 9 to Surrounding 9.4 LEP 17 OCT 20 Listed 7f Yld 11/2 HR97 S. Foley 9.5 1 1/4L 2nd to Keats 9.5 CK 29 SEP 20 8rn Listed 1m 50yds Gd 22/1 HR97 S. Foley 9.5 1 1/4L 2nd to Aztec Parade 9.5 CK 9 SEP 20 8rn Listed 7f Gd/Frm

8

GUSTAVUS WESTON (14)

5

9

Br Br g Equiano (FR) - Chrissycross B M Orlandi & J Harrod O Alfred Sweetnam

11

(137)

(12)

14-553-5 F Gary Carroll J Joseph G Murphy T

A Group 3 winner over 6f here in 2019, with the majority of his form over shorter. He did run well twice behind Speak In Colours last summer and could make the frame. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 3 Gustavus Weston 2 flat wins r47,720.00 C — Handicap Rating 102 25/1 HR102 G.F. Carroll 9.9 3 1/2L 5th of 15 to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR Listed 6f Yld 14/1 HR104 D.E. Mullins 10.0 2 1/4L nk 3rd to Speak In Colours (GB) 10.2 FAIR 5 JUL 20 10rn Group 3 7f Gd/Yld 22/1 HR106 G.F. Carroll 9.5 2 1/2L 5th of 9 to Speak In Colours (GB) 9.5 here 28 JUN 20 Group 2 6f Yld

9

KNOW IT ALL (GB) (217)

4

9

11

Br B f Lord Kanaloa (JPN) - Common Knowledge (GB) B Qatar Bloodstock Ltd O Qatar Racing Limited

(137)

(1)

73-2134- F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

A regular at the business end in Group contests last season, this course-and-distance winner could be set for a bold bid on her return to the track. Considered. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 4 Know It All (GB) 2 flat wins r47,200.00 CD — Handicap Rating 110 10/1 HR109 Cieren Fallon 9.2 1 1/4L 1 1/2L hd 4th to Champers Elysees 9.2 LEP 12 SEP 20 11rn Group 1 1m Gd Oisin Murphy 8.10 3/4L s/hd 3rd to Watch Me (FR) 9.4 DEAUVILLE 2 AUG 20 6rn Group 1 1m Gd 3/1 HR101 B.M. Coen 9.2 won 2 1/4L 1 1/4L from Celestial Object 9.2 and Ridenza 9.2 LEP 1 JUL 20 9rn Group 3 1m Gd 1min 42.4sec

10 WONDER ELZAAM (6)

4

Br B c Elzaam (AUS) - Artful Panda B Miss Marion Wallace O Ms A Li

(Blinkers)

9

11

(137)

(11)

1-32319 F J M Sheridan J Niall Thomas Egan (R) T

Has been kept busy on the all-weather and most recently on turf in the early part of the season, but this consistent handicapper may find a couple too good for him on this occasion. Winning Range Sft & AW. Star Rating 2 Wonder Elzaam 2 flat wins r13,570.00 D — Handicap Rating 100 7/1 HR100 L.T. McAteer 9.9 (BK) 4 3/4L 9th of 16 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.4 LEP 11 APR hcp 7f Gd 5/1 HR94 L.T. McAteer 10.4 (BK) won nk 3L from Silver Service 9.10 and Star Of Cashel 9.12 NAAS 28 MAR 16rn Ext hcp 7f Hvy 1min 38.1sec 3/1Fav HR87 L.T. McAteer 9.11 (BK) 1/2L 1L 3rd to Major Power 9.13 DUN 5 MAR 8rn hcp 7f Std

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RACE THREE

6


11 LUSTOWN BABA (14)

4

9

8

Br Gr f Alhebayeb - Dancing Duchess B Laurence & Carla Sheedy O Back Road Syndicate

(134)

(8)

02211-4 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Finished 2020 with back-to-back victories here over 6f in the autumn, and lost little in defeat when fourth in a Cork Listed contest on her reappearance earlier this month. Respected. Winning Range SH-YS. Star Rating 4 Lustown Baba 4 flat wins r114,250.00 C D — Handicap Rating 106 11/4Fav HR106 W.J. Lee 9.7 2L 1L s/hd 4th to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR 15rn Listed 6f Yld 5/2 HR100 L.F. Roche 9.2 won 2 1/4L 1 1/2L from Could Be King (GB) 9.8 and Downforce 9.8 here 15 OCT 20 11rn Listed 6f Sft 1min 16.5sec 9/2Fav HR84 W.J. Lee 9.2 won 7 1/2L hd from Rough Diamond 9.6 and Wonder Elzaam 9.5 here 11 OCT 20 15rn hcp 6f Sft 1min 15.4sec

12 SURROUNDING (155)

8

RACE THREE

Br B f Lilbourne Lad - Roundabout Girl B P E I Newell O P E I Newell

(TStrap)

9

8

(134)

(6)

623712- F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

A 10-time winner, she finished last season in great heart, winning the Knockaire Stakes at Leopardstown over this trip before going on to finish second when upped to a mile at Dundalk. Can’t be ignored. Winning Range YS-GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Surrounding 10 flat wins r254,570.00 C D — Handicap Rating 102 100/30 HR102 R.P. Whelan 9.7 (TS) 6L 2nd to Ummalnar (GB) 9.4 DUN 13 NOV 20 14rn Listed 1m Std 5/1 HR102 R.P. Whelan 9.4 (TS) won 1/2L 2L from Laughifuwant 9.9 and Irish Admiral 9.7 LEP 17 OCT 20 9rn Listed 7f Yld 1min 31.4sec 125/1 HR103 N.G. McCullagh 9.7 (TS) 12L 7th of 10 to Safe Voyage 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 Group 2 1m Gd

Blinkers worn by No. 10. TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 5, No. 12. Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 Lancaster House, 9/2 Speak In Colours (GB), 5/1 Know It All (GB), 6/1 Brad The Brief (GB), 7/1 Lustown Baba, 8/1 Current Option, 10/1 Fiscal Rules, 12/1 Surrounding, 14/1 Free Solo, 16/1 Gustavus Weston, 25/1 Comfort Line, Wonder Elzaam

2020 - 1st Lancaster House 2nd Speak In Colours (GB) 3rd Smash Williams (1 min. 24.11 sec)

CURRAGH COMMENT Lancaster House got the better of Speak In Colours in the 2020 running of this and both make plenty of appeal once again, with the former likely to appreciate the drop back to 7f and slightly calmer waters. The raiding Brad The Brief is foolish to leave out of calculations, as is C&D winner Know It All. However, a chance is taken on FISCAL RULES, who has been up and down the distances throughout his career, but made a pleasing reappearance when second over 6f in a Listed contest at Cork. Capable course scorer Lustown Baba was fourth there and is also noted.

WIN: FISCAL RULES

DANGER: LANCASTER HOUSE

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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)

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THE HOLDEN PLANT RENTAL ALLEGED STAKES A relatively new addition to the racing calendar, the Alleged Stakes was first ran in 2003, with the inaugural renewal won by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Black Sam Bellamy with Mick Kinane in the saddle. The early years of the race saw Johnny Murtagh ride back to back winnes in 2005 and 2006 with Sublimity and Arch Rebel respectively. Parish Hall (pictured) was victorious twice under Kevin Manning for Jim Bolger, winning in 2013 and 2015, with his treble denied in 2014 by Denis Hogan’s Inish Meain and John Oxx’s Tarana, who finished first and second respectively. In the 2010’s, the race has acted as the perfect starting point for Ireland’s top 10 and 12 furlong horses, with talented mare Zhukova, winner in 2016, taking the race on her seasonal debut before going on to follow up in the Group 1 Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park the following year. Air Pilot became the first, and so far only, winner of the race trained in the United Kingdom when prevailing in 2017 under Fran Berry. Irish Derby winner Capri made a winning seasonal debut when landing this in 2018, with Magical (pictured) making it back to back wins in the race for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien in 2019.

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In 2020 we saw a clash between three in the race, with the Joseph O’Brien-trained Buckhurst coming out on top over favourite Sir Dragonet in second and stablemate Numerian back in third. While there were only three runners, the race was a fascinating contest, with Buckhurst making all under Wayne Lordan and Sir Dragonet coming from the back of the pack under Seamie Heffernan. Numerian settled in second under Declan McDonogh and was outclassed back in third, but the first two home had an interesting battle up front, with Buckhurst using his superior stamina to see off his rival and win by a length and a half, with the result never really in doubt. Refresh your memory of the race and view the replay below.

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FOURTH RACE 3.10P.M.

1m 2f

THE HOLDEN PLANT RENTALS ALLEGED STAKES OF W50,000 (GROUP 3)

One Mile and Two Furlongs (2,000 metres) Waterford Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r29500; Second: r10000; Third: r5000; Fourth: r2500; Fifth: r1500; Sixth: r1000.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

RACE SPONSOR

Holden Plant Rental 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

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BOWERMAN (GB) (57)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

7

9

8

(134)

(8)

Br B g Dutch Art (GB) - Jamboretta B Cheveley Park Stud Limited O Total Recall Racing Club

12731-1 F Ronan Whelan J Adrian McGuinness T

Signed off last season with a Group 3 win at Dundalk and returned in February with a Listed success at Doha. Evidently in fine form but has a penalty for this. Winning Range Sft-GF & AW. Star Rating 4 Bowerman (GB) 9 flat wins r213,596.10 C — Handicap Rating 106 R.P. Whelan 9.2 won nk 2L from Dominus 9.2 and Sir Arthur Dayne 9.2 DOHA 19 FEB 14rn Group 2 1m Gd 1min 34.9sec 10/1 HR106 C.T. Keane 9.10 won 1/2L 2 1/4L from Sky Seven 9.10 and Gold Maze (GB) 9.5 DUN 25 SEP 20 14rn Group 3 1m 2f 150yds Std 2min 13.5sec 11/2 HR104 R.P. Whelan 9.9 nk 1 1/2L 3rd to Royal Dornoch 9.2 LEP 13 AUG 20 7rn Group 3 1m Gd

2

HELVIC DREAM (20)

4

9

8

Br B g Power (GB) - Rachevie B T O’Dwyer & K O’Brien O Mrs Caroline Hendron & Mrs M Cahill

(134)

(6)

83318-8 F Colin Keane J Noel Meade T

Won the Group 3 International Stakes here in October before struggling under a penalty in Listed contests at Leopardstown and on his return at Naas. May come up short under a big weight again. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 3 Helvic Dream 3 flat wins r56,070.00 CD — Handicap Rating 109 10/1 HR110 C.T. Keane 9.12 15L 8th of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft 5/4Fav HR110 C.T. Keane 9.10 12L 8th of 12 to Amma Grace 9.0 LEP 24 OCT 20 Listed 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 6/1 HR100 C.T. Keane 9.5 won 7 1/2L 4 1/2L from Up Helly Aa 9.9 and Raise You 9.9 here 11 OCT 20 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Sft 2min 15.8sec

3

BROOME (20)

5

9

5

Br B c Australia (GB) - Sweepstake B Epona Bloodstock Ltd O Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Masaaki Matsushima

(131)

(7)

146-40-1 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Won the Ballysax and Derrinstown at Leopardstown over this trip two years ago but was campaigned over further after that, until returning to action with an easy Listed victory at Naas last month. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 5 Broome 4 flat wins r127,613.00 D — Handicap Rating 115 7/2 HR112 J.A. Heffernan 9.7 won 3 1/2L 6L from Sunchart (GB) 9.7 and Sonnyboyliston 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR 12rn Listed 1m 2f Sft 2min 18.7sec C.T. Keane 9.7 63L last of 13 to Trueshan (FR) 9.7 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 Group 2 1m 7f 209yds Sft J. Doyle 9.0 2 1/2L 2 1/2L 4 1/4L 4th to Ghaiyyath 9.0 NEWMARKET 5 JUN 20 7rn Group 1 1m 4f Gd /Frm

4

IN FROM THE COLD (3)

4

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

9

5

(131)

(2)

641-544 F Gary Carroll J Michael Mulvany T

Won a handicap on heavy ground over this trip at Naas in November but has been well beaten in two Listed contests most recently, including when almost 10 lengths behind Broome at Naas. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 2 In From The Cold 4 flat wins r55,193.00 D — Handicap Rating 97 14/1 HR97 G.F. Carroll 9.7 5 1/2L hd 1/2L 4th to Lope Y Fernandez 9.7 LEP 14 APR 8rn Listed 1m Gd 28/1 HR97 G.F. Carroll 9.7 3 1/2L 6L nk 4th to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR 12rn Listed 1m 2f Sft 28/1 HR97 G.F. Carroll 9.6 2L 5th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy

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5

KING OF COMEDY (20)

5

Br B c Kingman (GB) - Stage Presence B Lady Bamford O Lady Bamford

9

5

(131)

(1)

420-27-0 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Got within two lengths of Japan in the Juddmonte International at York in 2019, but the general trend of his results since then has been firmly in a downward direction. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 King Of Comedy 3 flat wins r36,724.40 — Handicap Rating 111 14/1 HR112 T.P. Madden 9.7 18L 10th of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft Robert Havlin 9.6 17L last of 7 to Aspetar (FR) 9.6 YORK 25 JUL 20 Group 2 1m 2f 56yds Gd Martin Harley 9.6 1 1/4L 2nd to Century Dream 9.9 NEWBURY 13 JUN 20 8rn Group 3 1m Gd

6

NJORD (20)

5

Br B g Roderic O’Connor - Rosalind Franklin (GB) B Mrs Eithne McDonnell O Blessingndisguise Partnership

(TStrap)

9

5

(131)

(10)

22541-9 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Won the Balmoral Handicap on Champions Day at Ascot last year but returned to action with a heavy defeat behind Broome at Naas last time and hard to see him reversing that form. Winning Range SH-Gd. Star Rating 3 Njord 5 flat wins r111,313.20 CD — Handicap Rating 108 6/1 HR109 S. Foley 9.7 (TS) 17L 9th of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft Tom Marquand 9.5 (TS) won 2 1/4L 1 3/4L from Solid Stone 9.6 and Greenside (GB) 8.13 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 18rn hcp 1m Sft 1min 45sec 5/2Fav HR102 S. Foley 9.11 (TS) 1 3/4L 3/4L 3/4L 4th to Lady Wannabe 9.6 LIST 22 SEP 20 11rn Listed 1m 1f Gd

NUMERIAN (20)

5

Br B g Holy Roman Emperor - Delicate Charm B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Teme Valley

9

5

(131)

(5)

32824-5 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Ran some really solid races in defeat over this course and distance last year and could come on for his reappearance, though he was a long way behind Broome that day. Winning Range SH & AW. Star Rating 3 Numerian 3 flat wins r44,978.00 D — Handicap Rating 110 5/1 HR111 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 11L 5th of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft 4/1 HR111 D.P. McDonogh 9.10 2 1/2L 1L 1L 4th to Barrington Court 9.5 NAAS 7 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m 3f 180yds Hvy 10/1 HR105 D.P. McDonogh 9.12 nk 2nd to Amma Grace 9.0 LEP 24 OCT 20 12rn Listed 1m 2f Sft/Hvy

8

PONDUS (GB) (161)

5

Br B g Sea The Moon (GER) - Diablerette (GB) B MIss K Rausing O Lloyd J Williams Syndicate

9

5

(131)

(9)

214022- F Wayne Lordan J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Struggled in the Ebor at York in August but ran two excellent races in defeat in Australia after that. Classy enough to make an impact, though this trip looks to be his minimum. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 3 Pondus (GB) 3 flat wins r31,828.50 — Handicap Rating 107 Damien Oliver 9.3 1L 2nd to True Self 9.1 FLEMINGTON 7 NOV 20 10rn hcp Group 3 1m 5f Gd Damian Lane 9.4 s/hd 2nd to Princess Jenni (NZ) 8.13 BENDIGO 28 OCT 20 15rn hcp Group 3 1m 4f Gd J. P. Spencer 9.6 20L 20th of 21 to Fujaira Prince 9.8 YORK 22 AUG 20 hcp 1m 5f 188yds Gd

9

THUNDERING NIGHTS (182)

4

Br B f Night of Thunder - Cape Castle B Manjri Farm O Shapoor Mistry

9

5

(131)

(4)

1-21137- F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Followed up a Group 3 win over nine furlongs here with third in the Blandford Stakes. Didn’t appear to stay 1m4f on Champions Day at Ascot but interesting in this on her return. Winning Range SH-Gd. Star Rating 4 Thundering Nights 3 flat wins r50,759.00 C — Handicap Rating 105 Tom Marquand 8.13 14L 7th of 12 to Wonderful Tonight (FR) 8.13 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 Group 1 1m 3f 211yds Sft 9/1 HR105 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Cayenne Pepper 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 11rn Group 2 1m 2f Gd 7/2 HR99 S.M. Crosse 9.2 won 1 1/2L nk from Albigna 9.2 and Epona Plays 9.2 here 28 AUG 20 8rn Group 3 1m 1f Sft 2min 4.6sec

10 UP HELLY AA (20)

5

Br B c Galileo - Fiesolana B Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd O Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd

(Visor)

9

5

(131)

(3)

21-232-6 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Made great strides last season, signing off the year with a second behind Helvic Dream here. Well beaten behind Broome on his reappearance at Naas and may struggle to reverse that form. Winning Range YS-Gd. Star Rating 3 Up Helly Aa 2 flat wins r34,250.00 — Handicap Rating 104 100/30Fav HR105 W.J. Lee 9.7 12L 6th of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft 2/1Fav HR105 W.J. Lee 9.9 7 1/2L 2nd to Helvic Dream 9.5 here 11 OCT 20 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Sft 16/1 HR103 W.J. Lee 9.11 4L nk 3rd to Tiger Moth 9.3 LEP 12 SEP 20 12rn Group 3 1m 4f Gd

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RACE FOUR

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TStrap worn by No. 6. Visor worn by No. 10. Probable Starting Prices - 11/8 Broome, 7/1 Thundering Nights, 15/2 Bowerman (GB), 8/1 Numerian, Up Helly Aa, 10/1 Pondus (GB), 12/1 Njord, 14/1 Helvic Dream, 16/1 King Of Comedy, 25/1 In From The Cold

2020 - 1st Buckhurst 2nd Sir Dragonet 3rd Numerian (2 min. 14.99 sec)

CURRAGH COMMENT BROOME returned to action with a victory at Naas, beating In From The Cold (fourth), Numerian (fifth), Up Helly Aa (sixth), Helvic Dream (eighth), Njord (ninth) and King Of Comedy (10th) in the process. Aidan O’Brien’s runners tend to improve with each run at this point in the season so it’s hard to see how his five-year-old can’t add another Group 3 success to his tally. Bowerman struck over a mile at Doha in February but is already a Group 3 winner over this sort of trip at Dundalk, while Thundering Nights was a rapidly improving filly last season and can make an impact on her comeback.

WIN: BROOME

DANGER: BOWERMAN

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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

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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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FIFTH RACE 3.45P.M.

1m 2f

THE TRI EQUESTRIAN IRISH EBF MAIDEN OF W15,000 (PLUS 10 RACE)

One Mile and Two Furlongs (2,000 metres) Waterford Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r8850; Second: r3000; Third: r1500; Fourth: r750; Fifth: r450; Sixth: r300.

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

AGRIMONY (GB) (226)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

9

7

(133)

(16)

Br Ch c Pivotal (GB) - Adjudicate (GB) B Chasemore Farm & Dr P Sells O T Egan

2- F Gary Carroll J Joseph G Murphy T

Finished second of nine on his racecourse debut over 1m at Punchestown last September and he has to be of some interest on the back of that performance. Star Rating 4 Agrimony (GB) 25/1 G.F. Carroll 9.7 3/4L 2nd to Liffey River (FR) 9.7 PUN 3 SEP 20 9rn mdn 1m Sft

RACE FIVE

2

ASTROPHYSICIST (GB) (10)

3

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

9

7

(133)

(17)

00 F Gearoid Brouder (7) J Gearoid Patrick Brouder T

Has been well held in both previous starts in recent weeks here and at Gowran and he is very hard to recommend in a race of this nature. Star Rating 1 Astrophysicist (GB) 150/1 G.P. Brouder 9.0 11L 11th of 15fn, 16rn to Lust 9.7 GOW 7 APR mdn 7f Sft 40/1 G.P. Brouder 9.0 11L 12th of 20 to Horoscope 9.7 here 21 MAR mdn 7f Sft/Hvy

3

BIG BELIEF (22)

3

9

7

Br B g Make Believe (GB) - Okba (USA) B Peter Furtune & Make Believe Syndicate O J P Ledwidge

(133)

(9)

5 F Billy Lee J A Oliver T

Displayed plenty of promise when finishing fifth of 14 on his racecourse debut over 1m2f at Dundalk three weeks ago and he should not be underestimated today. Star Rating 4 Big Belief 18/1 W.J. Lee 9.7 2 1/4L 5th of 14 to Sir Lamorak 9.7 DUN 26 MAR mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

4

BOULETTE (240)

3

Br B g Epaulette (AUS) - Tiz The Whiz (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

9

7

(133)

(2)

6- F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Well beaten when finishing last of 6 on his racecourse debut over 7f at Leopardstown last year and he may be best watched on his return to action. Star Rating 3 Boulette 8/1 K.J. Manning 9.7 17L last of 6 to Cosmic Vega 9.7 LEP 20 AUG 20 mdn 7f 20yds Hvy

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5

DUBLIN JOURNAL (167)

3

Br Ch c Teofilo - Ceist Eile B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

9

7

(TStrap)

(133)

(20)

5349- F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Showed promise on a few occasions last year before struggling on heavy ground at Naas in November. Will need to find some improvement to get off the mark this afternoon. Star Rating 3 Dublin Journal — Handicap Rating 78 8/1 HR83 K.J. Manning 9.7 15L 9th of 18 to Taipan (FR) 9.7 NAAS 1 NOV 20 mdn 1m Hvy 100/30 K.J. Manning 9.7 2L 3/4L 1/2L 4th to Carlisle Bay 9.7 TIPP 3 OCT 20 14rn mdn 1m 1f Yld/Sft 18/1 K.J. Manning 9.7 hd 2 1/4L 3rd to Toshizou 9.7 TIPP 14 SEP 20 15rn mdn 7f 100yds Gd/Yld

6

EARL OF TYRONE (21)

3

9

Br Ch c Australia (GB) - Affirmative (GB) B Moran Stables O Robert J W Moran

7

(133)

(15)

50-4 F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

Minor promise as a juvenile but he has an each-way chance based on his fourth-placed finish on seasonal debut over a mile at Navan late last month. Star Rating 3 Earl Of Tyrone — Handicap Rating 77 80/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 2 1/4L hd 3/4L 4th to Earlswood (GB) 9.7 NAV 27 MAR 16rn mdn 1m Hvy 100/1 R.C. Colgan 9.6 10L 11th of 18 to Santa Barbara 9.3 here 26 SEP 20 mdn 1m Yld 7/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 8 1/2L last of 5 to Snowy Owl 9.4 KILL 19 AUG 20 mdn 1m 20yds Sft

7

EGYPTIAN ROCK (-)

3

Br B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Incitatus Girl B Maurice Regan O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

9

7

(133)

(1) F

Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

8

ELZAAMSAN (-)

3

9

Br B c Elzaam (AUS) - Lady Conway (USA) B Joli Racing O Castle Beech Partnership

7

(133)

(14) F

N G McCullagh J M Halford T

Cost connections 17,000gns as a yearling and he shares his page with plenty of winners. That said, a watching brief is advised unless there is significant market support. Star Rating 3

9

ETERNAL FLAME (253)

3

9

Br Gr c Galileo - Laddies Poker Two B Coolmore O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

7

(133)

(11)

4- F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

A full-brother to Winter and he finished fourth of nine on his debut over an extended 7f at Tipperary last August. Merits a place on the shortlist with that experience now under his belt. Star Rating 4 Eternal Flame 11/2 M.C. Hussey 9.5 1 3/4L 3L 2L 4th to Jack Duggan (USA) 9.5 TIPP 7 AUG 20 9rn mdn 7f 115yds Yld/Sft

10 NEY (14)

3

Br B g Free Eagle - Gallope B Charles O’Reilly & Irish National Stud O C J O’Reilly

9

7

(133)

(4)

0 F Ross Coakley J Mrs Prunella Dobbs T

He is very hard to recommend this afternoon after he finished 14th of 15 on his racecourse debut over 1m2f at Cork earlier in the month. Star Rating 1 Ney 100/1 S. Foley 9.7 23L 14th of 15 to Colour Sergeant 9.7 CK 3 APR mdn 1m 2f 30yds Yld

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RACE FIVE

A €46,000 yearling purchase who is closely related to the November Handicap winner Mr Everest and he merits a market inspection on his racecourse debut this afternoon. Star Rating 3


11 PORT PHILIP (-)

3

Br B c Camelot (GB) - Aymara (GB) B Lynch Bages O Lloyd J Williams Syndicate

9

7

(133)

(21) F

Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

A half-brother to the US Grade 1 winner Byrama, who is also the dam of the recent Florida Derby victor Known Agenda. One of the more interesting newcomers in this field. Star Rating 3

12 RIGHT TURN (10)

3

9

7

Br B g Kodiac (GB) - Miss Topsy Turvy B Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc O Anamoine Limited

(133)

(13)

8 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Will need to improve on his eighth of 16 on his racecourse debut over 7f at Gowran Park 10 days ago to be successful in this event. Star Rating 2 Right Turn 33/1 G.F. Carroll 9.7 8 1/4L 8th of 15fn, 16rn to Lust 9.7 GOW 7 APR mdn 7f Sft

13 SAFECRACKER (GB) (166)

3

9

7

Br B c Golden Horn (GB) - Swain’s Gold (USA) B Minster Stud O Godolphin

(133)

(19)

0- F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Closely related to the Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs but he is hard to support having been well beaten on his debut over 7f at this track in November. Star Rating 2 Safecracker (GB) 16/1 C.D. Hayes 9.5 15L 14th of 17 to Arturo Toscanini 9.5 here 2 NOV 20 mdn 7f Hvy

RACE FIVE

14 SUNWALK (GB) (127)

3

9

Br B g Vadamos (FR) - Walk In Beauty B Merriebelle Irish Farm Ltd O P Garvey

7

(133)

(6)

4- F Andrew Slattery (3) J Andrew Slattery T

Far from disgraced when finishing fourth of 13 on his debut over a mile at Dundalk late last year and he could be in the mix at the finish. Star Rating 3 Sunwalk (GB) 100/30 A.J. Slattery 9.4 2 1/4L 1/2L hd 4th to Uncharted (GB) 9.2 DUN 11 DEC 20 13rn mdn 1m Std

15 WORDSWORTH (238)

3

Br Ch c Galileo - Chelsea Rose B Barronstown Stud O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

9

7

(TStrap)

(133)

(3)

2- F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A full-brother to the St Leger winner Kew Gardens and he was less than a length behind a very talented stablemate on his debut over a mile here in August. Star Rating 5 Wordsworth 5/2Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.7 3/4L 2nd to High Definition 9.7 here 22 AUG 20 12rn mdn 1m Sft

16 ZAYNUDIN (22)

3

Br B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Zanoubiya B His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

9

7

(133)

(18)

3 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Only narrowly beaten when filling third place on his racecourse debut over 1m2f at Dundalk last month and he has to be respected based on that evidence. Star Rating 4 Zaynudin 12/1 R.P. Whelan 9.7 1/2L nk 3rd to Sir Lamorak 9.7 DUN 26 MAR 14rn mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

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17 AZALLYA (-)

3

9

2

Br B f Le Havre - Azama B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

(128)

(22) F

Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Out of an unraced half-sister to the four-time Group 1 winner Azamour as well as the 7f Group 2 winner Arazan. It would be no surprise to see her go well despite her lack of race experience. Star Rating 4

18 DUTCH SCHAEFER (GB) (10)

3

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

9

2

(128)

(23)

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

Has shown minor promise in two outings in recent weeks here and at Gowran but she is likely to be better off in handicap company after today. Star Rating 1 Dutch Schaefer (GB) 100/1 J.M. Sheridan 8.11 10L 9th of 15fn, 16rn to Lust 9.7 GOW 7 APR mdn 7f Sft 100/1 J.M. Sheridan 8.11 11L 10th of 20 to Joan Of Arc 9.2 here 21 MAR mdn 7f Sft/Hvy

19 LOVEBALLERINA (183)

3

Br B f Estidhkaar - Better To Love B Peter & Elizabeth Jones O Peter Jones

9

2

(128)

(10)

90- F Chris Hayes J Aidan Anthony Howard T

20 QUEEN AMANIRENAS (-)

3

9

Br B f Holy Roman Emperor - Northern Jewel B Glacken View O Fiona Moorhead

2?+2

(128)

(5) F

Luke McAteer (5) J James M Barrett T

A half-sister to winner in France but she is likely to be vulnerable in a race as strong as this one appears to be on her debut. Star Rating 2

21 STARLA (GB) (7)

3

Br Ch f Bated Breath (GB) - Camp Fire B Mr J L Skinner O Gary Devlin

9

2

(128)

(7)

9 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

Only beat a couple home when finishing ninth over 1m2f on her racecourse debut at Dundalk a week ago and others make much more appeal in this contest. Star Rating 1 Starla (GB) 100/1 C.J. MacRedmond 8.9 12L 9th of 11 to Maar 9.2 DUN 10 APR mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

22 THEORY OF MUSIC (-)

3

Br B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Beyond Compare B J S Bolger O Lord Lloyd Webber & A Rosen Partnership

9

2

(128)

(8) F

Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

A 290,000gns purchase who is a full-sister to Turret Rocks, who won five times between 1m and 1m 2f including a Group 2 race. A noteworthy newcomer. Star Rating 4

35

RACE FIVE

Well beaten in two starts at Naas and Leopardstown last year and she does not inspire a lot of confidence in a race of this nature. Star Rating 1 Loveballerina 300/1 M.A. Enright 9.2 31L last of 16 to Willow 9.2 LEP 16 OCT 20 mdn 1m Yld/Sft 80/1 C.D. Hayes 9.2 19L 9th of 10 to Sense Of Style 9.2 NAAS 17 SEP 20 mdn 7f Gd


RESERVES 23 RACY LACEY (10)

3

9

2

Br B f No Nay Never (USA) - Lace B Summerseat Stables Ltd O Blessingndisguise Partnership

(128)

(12) 7-9 F J

G M Lyons T

Would be hard to recommend if she were to get a run this afternoon and she may be at her best in handicap company in time. Reserve. Star Rating 2 Racy Lacey 8/1 C.T. Keane 9.2 17L 9th of 16 to Vera Verto 9.2 GOW 7 APR mdn 1m 1f 130yds Sft 9/1 G.F. Carroll 9.0 6 1/4L 7th of 14 to Aikido 9.2 DUN 9 NOV 20 mdn 7f Std

TStrap worn by No. 5, No. 15. ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Probable Starting Prices - 9/4 Wordsworth, 6/1 Agrimony (GB), 7/1 Zaynudin, 10/1 Eternal Flame, Azallya, 12/1 Big Belief, Egyptian Rock, Port Philip, Sunwalk (GB), Theory Of Music, 14/1 Dublin Journal, 16/1 Boulette, Earl Of Tyrone, Elzaamsan, 25/1 Right Turn, 33/1 Safecracker (GB), 50/1 Queen Amanirenas, 66/1 Astrophysicist (GB), Ney, Dutch Schaefer (GB), Starla (GB), 100/1 Loveballerina

CURRAGH COMMENT Plenty of these have claims but preference is for WORDSWORTH, who only found the subsequent Group 2 winner and current ante-post Derby favourite High Definition too good on his debut over a mile here in August. The extra couple of furlongs today should suit this full-brother to Kew Gardens and it would be no surprise to see him play a leading role. Agrimony, Eternal Flame and Zaynudin are others with strong form claims, while Theory Of Music and Azallya are interesting newcomers.

WIN: WORDSWORTH

DANGER: AZALLYA

RACE FIVE

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SIXTH RACE 4.15P.M. THE TESORO VITA HANDICAP OF W21,000

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 13th April. Value to winner: r12390; Second: r4200; Third: r2100; Fourth: r1050; Fifth: r630; Sixth: r420.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

DANCE JUPITER (181)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

1

(141)

(13)

Br Br g Kingsbarns - Mascara (GB) B Mr Richard Murphy O Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez

51-2331- F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Successful at Naas over further in October, relishing the testing conditions, but this is a totally different sort of test now dropped in trip and returning to better ground conditions. Winning Range Sft-YS. Star Rating 3 Dance Jupiter 2 flat wins r16,237.00 — Handicap Rating 101 2/1Fav HR95 D. McMonagle 9.9 won 2 1/4L 1 3/4L from Mccabe 8.9 and Sheer Bravado 9.6 NAAS 18 OCT 20 12rn hcp 1m 2f Sft 2min 20.5sec 13/8Fav HR95 S.M. Crosse 9.9 4 1/2L 2L 3rd to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 LIM 10 OCT 20 9rn hcp 1m Hvy 15/8Fav HR92 S.M. Crosse 9.11 1/2L 1 1/4L 3rd to Carrytheone (GB) 9.9 here 26 SEP 20 14rn hcp 1m Yld

2

RAISE YOU (167)

5

RACE SIX

Br Ch g Lope De Vega - Hikari B Brucetown Farms Ltd O J Palmer-Brown & Brian Gleeson

10

1

(141)

(7)

03-0342- F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Found just one too good in Listed company at Naas in November and although he has been gelded over the winter, improvement is needed to defy a stern mark of 101. Winning Range GS-Gd. Star Rating 2 Raise You 2 flat wins r31,349.90 D — Handicap Rating 101 100/30 HR101 S.M. Crosse 9.9 3 1/2L 2nd to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m Hvy 11/2 HR102 S.M. Crosse 9.9 nk 4 1/4L 1/2L 4th to Amma Grace 9.0 LEP 24 OCT 20 12rn Listed 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR102 S.M. Crosse 9.9 7 1/2L 4 1/2L 3rd to Helvic Dream 9.5 here 11 OCT 20 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Sft

3

FLAMING MOON (27)

4

9

Br B g Born To Sea - Laurentina (GB) B Deerpark Stud O Debbie Kelly & Walter O’Connor & Gordon Cranston

13

(139)

(4)

73743-0 F Mark Enright J Matthew J Smith T

Talented type who has enjoyed success here in the past, though he didn’t beat anything home on reappearance four weeks ago and this more suitable trip needs to spark plenty of improvement. Winning Range GY-Sft. Star Rating 2 Flaming Moon 2 flat wins r16,237.00 CD — Handicap Rating 99 11/1 HR99 R.C. Colgan 9.13 16L last of 11 to Downforce 9.10 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 5f Sft/Hvy 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

4

FAME AND ACCLAIM (27)

4

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

9

11

(137)

(16)

1630-66 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Outran his odds when sixth in the Irish Lincolnshire here last month and interesting that he has since been dropped 1lb by the assessor for that perfectly reasonable effort. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Fame And Acclaim 3 flat wins r40,710.00 CD — Handicap Rating 97 33/1 HR98 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 2 1/4L 6th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 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

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5

AGITARE (27)

4

9

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

9

(135)

(19)

43016-0 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Finished mid-division in the Irish Lincolnshire last month, just lacking a closing kick after being prominent, and perhaps a more patient ride will help him to fully stay this distance. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Agitare 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 95 18/1 HR96 K.J. Manning 9.5 8 1/4L 12th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 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

6

CASANOVA (GB) (14)

5

9

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

5

(131)

(22)

586/-300 F Gavin Ryan J Adrian McGuinness T

He hasn’t really fired the last twice for these connections, but he doesn’t have many miles on the clock for his age and might return to form now dropped to a mile. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Casanova (GB) 2 flat wins r15,406.40 D — Handicap Rating 91 14/1 HR92 G.M. Ryan 9.7 11L 10th of 12fn, 14rn to Aesop 8.13 CK 3 APR Ext hcp 1m 2f 30yds Yld 22/1 HR92 G.M. Ryan 9.1 (H) 8 1/2L 13th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 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

7

SILVER SERVICE (6)

5

Br Gr f Tough As Nails - Love Is The Key B Larry Mulvany O L Mulvany

9

(TStrap)

4

(130)

(3)

172-260 F Gary Carroll J Michael Mulvany T

Shaped with promise when second on reappearance at Naas but she hasn’t performed quite as well the last twice and has a bit of a point to prove now. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 2 Silver Service 4 flat wins r33,935.00 C — Handicap Rating 90 10/1 HR90 G.F. Carroll 9.4 (TS) 5 1/2L 10th of 16 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.4 LEP 11 APR hcp 7f Gd 11/2 HR90 D. McMonagle 9.6 (TS) 7 1/2L 6th of 11 to Queenship 8.1 GOW 7 APR Ext hcp 7f Sft 15/2 HR86 D. McMonagle 9.10 (TS) nk 2nd to Wonder Elzaam 10.4 NAAS 28 MAR 16rn Ext hcp 7f Hvy

TAURAN SHAMAN (183)

5

Br B g Shamardal (USA) - Danelissima B Mark Johnston Racing Ltd O Zhang Yuesheng

(C,T)

9

4

(130)

(5)

703406- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

He didn’t shape badly when sixth at Leopardstown in October and this return to better ground is fancied to help, especially with his team in good form currently. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Tauran Shaman 2 flat wins r26,569.50 — Handicap Rating 90 9/1 HR93 S.T. McCullagh 9.7 (CP) 3 1/2L 6th of 11 to Theophile 8.9 LEP 16 OCT 20 Ext hcp 1m Yld/Sft 14/1 HR93 S. Foley 9.2 (CP) (TS) 19L 16th of 22 to Sonnyboyliston 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 9/2Fav HR95 S. Foley 9.4 (CP) ns 3 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Saltonstall (GB) 9.0 GAL 28 JUL 20 18rn Ext hcp 1m 123yds Sft

9

NEVER FORGOTTEN (266)

4

Br B f Galileo - Ishvana (TStrap) B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Mrs A M O’Brien

9

3

(129)

(11)

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

Off the mark at the third time of asking at Gowran Park in July, beating the now 103-rated So Wonderful in the process, and she looks to be on a fair rating here. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 5 Never Forgotten 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 89 3/1 S.M. Crosse 8.13 won 3 1/2L hd from So Wonderful (USA) 9.2 and Pirate Lass 9.2 GOW 25 JUL 20 14rn mdn 1m Yld 1min 42.5sec 12/1 S.M. Crosse 8.13 3 1/4L 2nd to Etneya 9.2 here 10 JUL 20 18rn mdn 1m Yld 20/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 7 3/4L 5th of 13 to Roca Roma 9.2 GOW 19 JUN 20 mdn 1m Yld

10 BREAKING STORY (6)

5

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

(C,T)

9

2

(128)

(18)

9738-08 F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

Won on decent ground a couple of years ago and took a step forward from his reappearance when eighth in a big field at Leopardstown six days ago. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 2 Breaking Story 1 flat win r10,780.00 C — Handicap Rating 88 12/1 HR90 R.C. Colgan 9.4 (TS) 4 1/2L 8th of 16 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.4 LEP 11 APR hcp 7f Gd 20/1 HR91 R.C. Colgan 9.0 9 1/4L 14th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 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

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RACE SIX

8


11 HE KNOWS NO FEAR (27)

4

9

2

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

(128)

(8)

1889-07 F Chris Hayes J Luke Comer T

He has been struggling for form in recent times, but this handler does pop up with big winners fairly often so a return to form is certainly possible. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 He Knows No Fear 1 flat win r8,850.00 D — Handicap Rating 88 200/1 HR88 N.M. Crosse 8.6 2 3/4L 7th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 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

12 THREE COMETS (GER) (216)

5

9

0

Br B g Sea The Moon (GER) - Tickle Me Pink (GB) B Gestut Gorlsdorf O Luke Comer

(126)

(9)

3u-0940- F Gary Halpin J Luke Comer T

He didn’t show much form last year and it is hard to see him challenging at the right end of proceedings unless a 216-day break has worked the oracle. Winning Range GS. Star Rating 2 Three Comets (GER) 1 flat win r4,704.70 — Handicap Rating 86 150/1 HR90 S.P. Davis 8.13 29L 19th of 22 to Sonnyboyliston 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 33/1 Mr D.T. Kelly 11.0 24L 3 1/2L 15L 4th to Saint D’oroux (FR) 11.7 GOW 15 FEB 20 14rn mdn hdl 2m Hvy 100/1 R.A. Doyle 11.0 last of 9fn, 10rn to A Wave Of The Sea 11.0 LEP 2 FEB 20 hdl Grade 1 2m Yld

13 HIGHTIMEYOUWON (GB) (20) Br B Br g Garswood (GB) - Hightime Heroine B Cheveley Park Stud Ltd O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

5

8

13

(CPiece)

(125)

(1)

00571-5 F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

He displayed promise on reappearance when fifth at Naas last month and, now stepped up in trip and wearing first-time cheekpieces, improvement can’t be ruled out for his master handler. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Hightimeyouwon (GB) 2 flat wins r17,405.00 — Handicap Rating 85 11/2 HR85 C.T. Keane 10.0 (V) 5 1/2L 5th of 16 to Wonder Elzaam 10.4 NAAS 28 MAR Ext hcp 7f Hvy 17/2 HR79 O.J. Orr 9.4 (BK) won 1 3/4L hd from Prisoner’s Dilemma (GB) 8.12 and Real Appeal (GER) 10.0 CK 29 SEP 20 12rn hcp 7f Gd 1min 24sec 9/1 HR79 O.J. Orr 9.13 (V) 4L 7th of 13 to Khafaaq (GB) 9.7 TIPP 14 SEP 20 Ext hcp 7f 100yds Gd/Yld

14 PEPPERONI PETE (21)

5

RACE SIX

Br B g Zoffany - Zaafran (GB) B Summerseat Stables Ltd O Blessingndisguise Partnership

(C,T)

8

13

(125)

(12)

456f-61 F Charlie O’Dwyer (10) J Mrs John Harrington T

He was an impressive 11-length winner at Navan three weeks ago, though that margin of success may have been exaggerated in such testing conditions and this is a different task off 17lb higher. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 3 Pepperoni Pete 2 flat wins r14,485.00 D — Handicap Rating 85 11/2Fav HR68 S. Foley 9.2 (CP) (TS) won 11L 1 3/4L from Talking Tough 9.7 and Gonna Dancealot 8.10 NAV 27 MAR 18rn hcp 1m Hvy 1min 53.8sec 11/1 HR68 T.P. Madden 9.9 (CP) (TS) 2L 6th of 11 to Tooreen Angel 9.13 DUN 19 MAR hcp 1m 2f 150yds Std 7/1 S.F. O’Keeffe 11.4 (CP) (TS) fell in race won by Swelltime 11.9 GOW 20 JUL 20 15rn mdn hdl 2m Gd

15 THEOPHILE (162)

4

Br Ch f Teofilo - Precipitous B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

8

13

(Blinkers)

(125)

(14)

641109- F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Ended last season under a bit of a cloud after two disappointing efforts, though it is interesting that leading connections persist and a break should have freshened her up nicely. Winning Range YS-Gd. Star Rating 3 Theophile 2 flat wins r15,635.00 D — Handicap Rating 85 11/1 HR86 K.J. Manning 9.8 (BK) 5 1/4L 9th of 14 to Bucky Larson 9.12 DUN 6 NOV 20 Ext hcp 1m Std 9/1 HR86 K.J. Manning 9.12 (BK) 15L 12th of 14 to Teed Up 9.13 GAL 26 OCT 20 hcp 1m 73yds Hvy 10/1 HR79 R.P. Cleary 8.9 (BK) won 1L 3/4L from Maker Of Kings 9.5 and Golden Valour (GB) 8.4 LEP 16 OCT 20 11rn Ext hcp 1m Yld/Sft 1min 45.6sec

16 FASTNET CROWN (169)

4

Br B g Hallowed Crown (AUS) - Fastnet Lady B Michael Smith O M J Smith

(TStrap)

8

12

(124)

(6)

78441- F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

Shed his maiden tag at the fifth time of asking at Dundalk in October, running on strongly in the final furlong, and this grade might suit him now switching back to turf. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Fastnet Crown 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 84 11/2 HR75 L.F. Roche 9.7 (BK) won 1 1/2L 3/4L from Feminism 9.2 and Bluebeard’s Castle (USA) 9.7 DUN 30 OCT 20 14rn mdn 1m Std 1min 36.9sec 14/1 HR75 L.F. Roche 9.7 (V) 2 1/4L 2 1/2L nk 4th to Haifa 9.2 TIPP 14 SEP 20 15rn mdn 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 40/1 L.F. Roche 9.7 hd 3 1/2L 1 3/4L 4th to He Knows No Fear 9.7 LEP 13 AUG 20 15rn mdn 1m Gd

40


17 PUNK POET (145)

4

8

Br B g Power (GB) - Just Ching B Dr Dean Harron O Ms Aileen Lynam

12

(124)

(2)

544319- F Billy Lee J Edward Lynam T

Ran too badly for it to be true when last at Dundalk last month, especially as he won two starts ago at the same track, and perhaps reverting back to a mile will help. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Punk Poet 1 flat win r5,900.00 D — Handicap Rating 84 100/30 HR84 B.M. Coen 9.11 34L last of 9 to Winner Takes Itall (FR) 9.12 DUN 23 NOV 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f 150yds Std 11/4Fav HR70 S.M. Crosse 9.11 won 6L 1/2L from Leabaland 10.2 and Myrcella 9.11 DUN 13 NOV 20 11rn hcp (45-75)1m Std 1min 37.8sec 17/2 HR70 M.A. Enright 10.2 nk hd 3rd to Pachmena 9.9 DUN 6 NOV 20 13rn hcp (45-70)1m 2f 150yds Std

18 SIRJACK THOMAS (173)

6

Br Gr g Fast Company - Veliyka B Mr P Morrison O Dooley Thoroughbreds

8

11

(123)

(21)

484057- F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

Beaten far enough over hurdles when last seen at Wexford in October and although he has the odd flash of Flat form, a big step forward is needed to be competitive. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 2 Sirjack Thomas 4 flat wins r41,047.50 — Handicap Rating 83 7/2 HR98 C.P. McNamara 11.7 (H) 61L last of 7fn, 10rn to Final Orders (GB) 10.9 WEX 26 OCT 20 hcp hdl (80-109)2m 100yds Sft/Hvy 13/2 HR98 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.4 (H) 6 1/2L 5th of 16fn, 17rn to Wait Here 11.5 PUN 14 OCT 20 hcp hdl (80-109)2m Yld 14/1 HR85 N.M. Crosse 8.7 7L 14th of 18 to Could Be King (GB) 10.0 LEP 12 SEP 20 Ext hcp 7f Gd

19 HAYYEL (240)

6

Br B f Dark Angel - Ravissante B Airlie Stud & Three Chimneys Farm O Celbridge Estates Ltd

8

8

(120)

(17)

235-281- F M A Gallagher J Richard Brabazon (R) T

Versatile with regards to trip/ground and won at Leopardstown under a patient ride in August, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see similar tactics utilised in this big field. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Hayyel 2 flat wins r13,292.00 D — Handicap Rating 80 12/1 HR72 J.A. Heffernan 9.13 won 4L 1/2L from Darkened 9.9 and Cracking Name 9.8 LEP 20 AUG 20 16rn hcp (45-75)1m Hvy 1min 47.3sec 5/1 HR72 T.P. Madden 8.10 12L last of 8 to Traisha 9.8 KILL 13 JUL 20 Ext hcp 1m 3f 35yds Yld 5/1 HR69 O.J. Orr 10.1 1/2L 2nd to Athlumney Hall 9.12 LEP 14 JUN 20 15rn hcp (45-70)1m Gd

5

Br B g Canford Cliffs - Thistlestar (USA) B Vincent Kelly O Vincent Kelly

8

6

(Blinkers)

(118)

(20)

209080- F Tom Madden J Sean Byrne T

This drying ground should play to his strengths but he didn’t really perform for previous connections and perhaps the switch to Sean Byrne can spark him into a bit of life. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Colfer Me 2 flat wins r14,476.00 D — Handicap Rating 78 80/1 HR83 L.F. Roche 8.6 (CP) (TS) 78L last of 22 to Sonnyboyliston 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 18/1 HR87 C.D. Hayes 9.8 (V) (TS) 4 3/4L last of 8 to High Altitude 8.13 KILL 21 AUG 20 1m 50yds Hvy 25/1 HR89 W.J. Lee 8.13 (BK) 18L 17th of 18 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.0 GAL 28 JUL 20 Ext hcp 1m 123yds Sft

21 FIL THE POWER (GB) (10)

4

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

(Blinkers)

8

6

(118)

(10)

82-3841 F Wayne Lordan J Kevin Michael Smith T

He had been knocking on the door prior to scoring at Gowran Park 10 days ago and could be the type to kick on now off just 1lb higher with his confidence high. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Fil The Power (GB) 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 78 100/30 HR78 C.D. Hayes 9.9 (BK) won 2 1/2L 1 3/4L from Sionnach Eile 9.9 and Ballinlough Gale 9.9 GOW 7 APR 16rn mdn 1m 1f 130yds Sft 2min 12.7sec 40/1 HR77 C.D. Hayes 8.6 (BK) 1/2L 1/2L hd 4th to Aesop 8.13 CK 3 APR 14rn Ext hcp 1m 2f 30yds Yld 10/1 HR78 Sam Ewing 10.2 (CP) (TS) 8 1/2L 8th of 16 to Earlswood (GB) 9.7 NAV 27 MAR mdn 1m Hvy

22 TRESORIER (GB) (175)

7

Br B g Dunkerque (FR) - Treasure (FR) B E A R L Haras Du Quesnay O Dundalk Bay Sea Foods Limited

8

6

(118)

(15)

2-63197- F Nathan Crosse (5) J John James Feane T

Might not have his ground today and unproven over the trip, but he did win a competitive handicap here last August and his yard is in good form currently. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 2 Tresorier (GB) 2 flat wins r22,645.00 C — Handicap Rating 77 9/1 HR78 G.M. Ryan 9.11 7 1/2L 7th of 14 to Silver Service 9.9 LEP 24 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)7f Sft/Hvy 5/1 HR78 G.M. Ryan 9.11 8L 9th of 10 to Ramiro 9.3 LIST 24 SEP 20 hcp (50-80)7f Hvy 7/2Fav HR76 G.M. Ryan 8.11 won hd nk from Beckwith Place 9.2 and Galtee Mist 9.3 here 28 AUG 20 12rn hcp 6f Hvy 1min 18.2sec

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20 COLFER ME (216)


Blinkers worn by No. 15, No. 20, No. 21. C,T worn by No. 8, No. 10, No. 14. CPiece worn by No. 13. TStrap worn by No. 7, No. 9, No. 16. Long Handicap - Tresorier (GB) 8-5 (117) Probable Starting Prices - 5/1 Pepperoni Pete, 11/2 Raise You, 6/1 Dance Jupiter, 10/1 Hightimeyouwon (GB), Fastnet Crown, Hayyel, 12/1 Fame And Acclaim, Never Forgotten, Fil The Power (GB), 14/1 Tauran Shaman, Punk Poet, 20/1 Flaming Moon, Theophile, Tresorier (GB), 25/1 Agitare, Silver Service, Breaking Story, He Knows No Fear, Sirjack Thomas, 33/1 Casanova (GB), 50/1 Colfer Me, 66/1 Three Comets (GER)

CURRAGH COMMENT NEVER FORGOTTEN got off the mark at the third time of asking last July at Gowran Park and might have been let in lightly here on handicap debut for Joseph O’Brien. She beat the now 103-rated So Wonderful nine months ago and, off 89, must hold a good chance on reappearance wearing a first-time tongue-tie. Hightimeyouwon shaped well on his first start of the season when fifth at Naas last month, while Fastnet Crown is unexposed and might also go close.

WIN: NEVER FORGOTTEN

DANGER: FASTNET CROWN

CONCE RNE DABOUT Y OURGAMBL I NG?

RACE SIX

DOY OURE COGNI SEANYOFT HE SEBE HA VI OURS? 1 . U n c o n t r o l l e ds p e n d i n go nb e t t i n g . 2 . S p e n d i n ge x c e s s i v ea mo u n t so f t i meo r mo n e ya t r a c et r a c k s , b e t t i n gs h o p s , o n l i n eb e t t i n g , c a s i n o so r c a r dc l u b s ? 3 . L y i n ga b o u t y o u r g a mb l i n g . 4 . G a mb l i n gi mp a c t i n go ny o u r p e r s o n a l r e l a t i o n s h i p s . 5 . Wi t h d r a wa l f r o mf a mi l ya c t i v i t i e s . 6 . U s i n gg a mb l i n ga sme a n so f e s c a p e .

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Stalls Centre of Course Value to winner: r8850; Second: r3000; Third: r1500; Fourth: r750; Fifth: r450; Sixth: r300.

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

CIVIL DAWN (215)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

4

(144)

(25)

Br B g Dawn Approach - Legal Farce B J S Bolger O Michael C Connell

00- F Andrew Slattery (3) J Michael C Connell T

Has been beaten at odds of 100/1 and 200/1 in his two starts to date and another heavy defeat at a big price looks likely before the inevitable switch to handicap company in future. Star Rating 1 Civil Dawn 200/1 W.M. Lordan 9.7 23L 11th of 15 to Haifa 9.2 TIPP 14 SEP 20 mdn 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 100/1 W.M. Lordan 9.7 22L last of 17 to Kipling 9.7 NAV 29 AUG 20 mdn 1m Sft

2

LIBERTY STAR (GB) (21)

4

Br B g Night Of Thunder - Linda Radlett B Godolphin O James McAuley

10

(TStrap)

4

(144)

(19)

9 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J James McAuley T

Well-bred sort, being a half-brother to a Group 2 winner, but he never really managed to get involved on his debut at Navan and likely to find a few too strong in this. Star Rating 2 Liberty Star (GB) 80/1 R.P. Cleary 10.5 (TS) 6 3/4L 9th of 14 to Linda Barrett 8.13 NAV 27 MAR mdn 5f Hvy

3

PHANTOM POWER (20)

4

RACE SEVEN

Br B g Dark Angel - Girl Power B Mrs S Power O Mrs S Power

10

4

(144)

(6)

03-44 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Edward Lynam T

Showed plenty of promise in two starts over this trip on the all-weather at Dundalk and offered plenty of encouragement when fourth in a big field at Naas last time. Could go very well in this. Star Rating 4 Phantom Power — Handicap Rating 78 8/1 HR75 D. McMonagle 10.0 ns 2 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR 23rn mdn 5f 205yds Sft 17/2 D. McMonagle 10.2 1/2L 2 1/2L 2L 4th to Logo Hunter 9.7 DUN 5 MAR 14rn mdn 6f Std 20/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 1 3/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Ola Bonita 8.13 DUN 18 NOV 20 14rn mdn 6f Std

4

SHIKOKO (21)

4

Br B g Requinto - Valentine Hill B Dr A Calnan O Anthony Calnan

10

4

(144)

(4)

2 F Declan McDonogh J Kieran P Cotter T

Got within half a length of success on his debut at Navan and though that came on heavy ground so forecast conditions here are different, there’s every chance he could build on that highly promising first run. Star Rating 4 Shikoko 33/1 D.P. McDonogh 10.5 1/2L 2nd to Linda Barrett 8.13 NAV 27 MAR 14rn mdn 5f Hvy

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5

STRATACASTER (GB) (20)

4

Br B g Oasis Dream (GB) - Deuce Again (GB) B Meon Valley Stud O Miss Amanda Mooney

(Hood)

10

4

(144)

(24)

0-0 F Ben Coen J Miss Amanda Mooney T

Showed a modicum of improvement from a disastrous debut effort over 10 furlongs when finishing in midfield at Naas over this trip last time. That result might be the best he can hope for in this contest, though. Star Rating 2 Stratacaster (GB) 300/1 B.M. Coen 10.5 (H) 10L 11th of 23 to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR mdn 5f 205yds Sft Oisin Murphy 9.2 28L last of 10 to Without A Fight 9.9 NEWBURY 16 AUG 20 1m 2f Sft

6

ABEONA (120)

4

9

13

Br B f Acclamation (GB) - Twinkling Ice (USA) B Rockfield Farm O Emmanuel Hughes

(139)

(8)

053328- F Oisin Orr J J G Coogan T

Didn’t really get to grips with the all-weather when last seen but her form over further on turf last season was solid. If she handles this drop in trip on her return, she could make an impact. Star Rating 3 Abeona — Handicap Rating 70 12/1 HR72 C.D. Maxwell 9.2 9 1/2L 8th of 12 to Wonder Elzaam 9.7 DUN 18 DEC 20 mdn 1m Std 12/1 HR73 C.D. Hayes 8.8 4 1/2L 2nd to Pearls Galore (FR) 9.8 CK 8 AUG 20 16rn hcp 7f Gd 14/1 HR73 Sam Ewing 8.6 2 3/4L s/hd 3rd to Luke Short (GB) 9.2 LEP 31 JUL 20 15rn 1m Gd

7

GLOW WORM (21)

4

9

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

13

(139)

(7)

22-2893 F Ronan Whelan J Jack W Davison T

Remains a maiden after 26 starts, but she has placed in 15 of those. Got within a length of success over the minimum trip at Navan last time and that may be her optimum distance. Star Rating 3 Glow Worm — Handicap Rating 67 7/1 HR66 R.P. Whelan 9.10 (BK) 1/2L nk 3rd to Conversant 9.0 NAV 27 MAR 17rn Ext hcp 5f Hvy 8/1 HR68 R.P. Whelan 9.12 (V) 10L 9th of 20 to Cyrus Dallin (GB) 10.2 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy 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

8

POCKET VETO (-)

4

Br Br f No Nay Never (USA) - Pivoina B Charel Bloodstock O James McAuley

(TStrap)

9

13

(139)

(9) F

Donagh O’Connor (3) J James McAuley T

Fetched €160,000 as a yearling, but that price went down to just 5,500 guineas at the Newmarket sales last year. Arguably bred to be better over further and looks best watched here. Star Rating 2

RIOJAFAN (286)

4

9

Br B f Gutaifan - Rioja Reserva (GB) B Mr H A A M Al-Abdulmalik O Patrick Breen

13

(139)

(21)

00- F Ross Coakley J Patrick Breen (R) T

Has been beaten a combined total of 109 lengths in two starts so far, with those runs coming over 10 and 12 furlongs. Needs this drop in trip to bring about a significant level of improvement. Star Rating 1 Riojafan 150/1 G.P. Halpin 9.2 82L 14th of 16 to Afterglow 9.2 FAIR 5 JUL 20 mdn 1m 4f Gd/Yld 300/1 S.B. Kelly 8.13 25L 14th of 15 to Ennistymon 9.2 LEP 9 JUN 20 mdn 1m 2f Gd/Frm

10 SANCTUARY PLACE (78)

4

Br B f Make Believe (GB) - Safe Place (USA) B Belmont B/S, D Ryan & Make Believe Synd O P O’Rourke

9

13

(139)

(1)

00 F Paddy Harnett (7) J P O’Rourke (R) T

Well beaten in two starts over 10 furlongs on the all-weather, first up in a maiden and then in a claimer. Has to prove she is better over this trip and on turf. Star Rating 1 Sanctuary Place 200/1 G.P. Halpin 9.6 15L 10th of 13 to Tonkinese (GB) 8.6 DUN 29 JAN 1m 2f 150yds Std 150/1 G.P. Halpin 9.4 15L 12th of 13fn, 14rn to Mosala 9.9 DUN 15 JAN mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

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9


11 ALNOFOOR (GB) (-)

3

9

Br B c Twilight Son (GB) - Kept Under Wraps B Mr John Jackson O Abdullah Alis Alsaif

7

(133)

(23) F

Gavin Ryan J Natalia Lupini T

Should be suited to this trip on debut, as he is related to a 5f juvenile winner. Didn’t exactly set the world alight when going through the sales ring and the market may be the best guide. Star Rating 2

12 BLUE PLANET (GB) (171)

3

9

7

Br B c Kingman (GB) - One Last Dance (AUS) B Fairway Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

(133)

(20)

3- F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Connections went to 1.8 million guineas to snap him up as a yearling and the son of Kingman is out of a Group 3-winning sprinter in Australia. Ran well in defeat on debut and must be considered. Star Rating 4 Blue Planet (GB) 9/1 W.M. Lordan 9.7 1 1/4L 3/4L 3rd to Hype 9.7 DUN 28 OCT 20 12rn mdn 7f Std

13 JAZZ SESSION (17)

3

Br B g Red Jazz (USA) - Choral Choice B Mr Charlie Grendon O Turnings Syndicate

9

7

(133)

(10)

0 F Cillian McConnell (10) J John C McConnell T

Failed to beat a single horse home at Dundalk on debut and will need to improve considerably to stand any chance of making an impact against some classy-looking opponents. Star Rating 1 Jazz Session 150/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 28L last of 14 to Maoilin (USA) 9.2 DUN 31 MAR mdn 7f Std

14 JON RIGGENS (-)

3

Br B g Requinto - Hi Empress B Sean Hennessy O Mrs G Hennessy

9

7

(133)

(18) F

Shane Crosse J Sean P Hennessy (R) T

A son of speedy juvenile star Requinto and out of a 6f winner, he is certainly bred to be fast. This looks a tough introduction to racing, so he may be best watched unless the betting says otherwise. Star Rating 3

15 MULGRAVE (237)

3

9

RACE SEVEN

Br B c Mehmas - Hairpin (USA) B Tally-Ho Stud O Mulgrave Partnership

7

(133)

(30)

59- F M A Gallagher J Edward P Harty T

Showed the benefit of his debut outing when finishing ninth of 20 in a 6f contest at Naas when last seen in August. Has been off the track for a while, but could be capable of getting involved. Star Rating 3 Mulgrave 25/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.2 7 1/4L 9th of 20 to Sweet Gardenia (GB) 9.3 NAAS 23 AUG 20 6f Sft 18/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.2 7 1/4L last of 5 to Merchants Quay (FR) 9.2 here 26 JUN 20 mdn 6f Gd

16 PEERAGE (-)

3

Br Ch g Prince of Lir - Eliza Snow B Mrs Miriam O’Donnell O Kevin F O’Donnell

9

7

(133)

(17) F

Danny Sheehy (3) J Kevin F O’Donnell (R) T

Dam a lightly raced maiden, but her half-sister Harvest Joy won over this trip. A watching brief is advised on his racecourse debut unless attracting significant support in the betting market. Star Rating 1

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17 RESOURCEFUL MAN (21)

3

9

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Byzantium (GB) B Oxford Racing O N W T Dalzell

7

(133)

(14)

38 F Mark Enright J Edward Lynam T

Made a promising debut over this trip at Dundalk and possibly wasn’t in love with the heavy ground when midfield over 5f at Navan last time. Holds each-way claims in this contest. Star Rating 3 Resourceful Man 9/2 C.D. Hayes 9.7 6 1/4L 8th of 14 to Linda Barrett 8.13 NAV 27 MAR mdn 5f Hvy 8/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 2L 1L 3rd to Ferrybank (GB) 9.7 DUN 8 JAN 14rn mdn 6f Std

18 SAATTY (27)

3

9

Br Gr g Markaz - Rashaaqa (GB) B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd

7

(133)

(27)

4 F Chris Hayes J Kevin Prendergast T

Showed plenty of speed when an encouraging fourth on his debut over 7f here last month and it’s no surprise to see him dropped in trip today. Better ground may also help. One to note. Star Rating 4 Saatty 8/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 1 3/4L 1/2L s/hd 4th to Horoscope 9.7 here 21 MAR 20rn mdn 7f Sft/Hvy

19 VALHALLA’S DREAM (27)

3

9

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

7

(133)

(11)

3 F Luke McAteer (5) J Anthony Mullins T

Half-brother to Reeking Havoc, won at 6f. Looked very professional, and speedy, when third on his debut over 7f here last month (a place in front of Saatty) and makes plenty of appeal now dropped in distance. Star Rating 4 Valhalla’s Dream 16/1 L.T. McAteer 9.2 1 3/4L 1/2L 3rd to Horoscope 9.7 here 21 MAR 20rn mdn 7f Sft/Hvy

20 YULONG DE LEGEND (181)

3

Br B c Kodiac (GB) - Plum Sugar B Grangecon Holdings Ltd O Zhang Yuesheng

9

7

(133)

(26)

43- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Shaped with plenty of promise on both starts over this trip at Naas last season (and good and soft ground) and he could be even better this year. Merits a place on the shortlist. Star Rating 4 Yulong De Legend 100/30 S. Foley 9.5 2 1/4L 3L 3rd to Power Under Me 9.5 NAAS 18 OCT 20 16rn mdn 6f Sft 7/1 S. Foley 9.5 1/2L 3/4L 1 3/4L 4th to Fight Zone (USA) 9.5 NAAS 17 SEP 20 12rn mdn 6f Gd

21 ZANABAD (22)

3

9

7

(133)

(29)

0-80 F Joe Doyle J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Outran massive odds on his penultimate start over 7f but showed little to nothing over an extended 1m2f last time. Back in distance for his turf debut and seemingly has it all to do. Star Rating 1 Zanabad 250/1 J.M. Sheridan 9.2 40L last of 14 to Sir Lamorak 9.7 DUN 26 MAR mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std 150/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 5L 8th of 14 to The Highway Rat 9.7 DUN 11 JAN mdn 7f Std 50/1 P.A. Harnett 9.0 13L 12th of 14 to Morning Approach 9.2 DUN 18 DEC 20 mdn 7f Std

22 ELANORA (181)

3

Br Br f No Nay Never (USA) - Vestavia B Mr M C Grassick O Joseph E Keeling & M C Grassick

9

2

(128)

(16)

702- F Billy Lee J M C Grassick T

Clearly well thought of, having contested a Group 1 on only her second start, and signed off last season with a solid runner-up effort over this trip at Naas. Merits close consideration on her return. Star Rating 4 Elanora — Handicap Rating 83 15/2 G.M. Ryan 8.13 1 1/4L 2nd to Elizabethan (USA) 9.2 NAAS 18 OCT 20 18rn mdn 6f Sft 200/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 17L 12th of 13 to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 7f Gd 100/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 6L 7th of 18 to St Mark’s Basilica (FR) 9.7 here 22 AUG 20 mdn 6f Sft

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Br B g Invincible Spirit - Zannda B His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C O M G Hogan


23 GIVE HER A SQUEEZE (141)

3

9

2

Br B f Kodiac (GB) - Marie Jeanne (GB) B Tally-Ho Stud O Anthony F O’Callaghan

(128)

(3)

5334- F Gary Halpin J W McCreery T

Posted four solid efforts as a juvenile, including a decent enough performance in Group 3 company over this trip at Naas. Makes her stable debut for Willie McCreery today and looks to have solid place credentials. Star Rating 3 Give Her A Squeeze — Handicap Rating 82 7/2 HR85 R.P. Whelan 9.2 3/4L 1 1/4L 3 3/4L 4th to Flirting Bridge 9.2 DUN 27 NOV 20 14rn mdn 1m Std 7/2 G.P. Halpin 9.4 1/2L 4 1/4L 3rd to Amber Kite 8.10 GOW 25 JUL 20 15rn mdn 7f Yld 25/1 G.P. Halpin 9.2 4L 2 1/2L 3rd to Mother Earth 9.2 NAAS 4 JUL 20 5rn Group 3 6f Yld/Sft

24 HANBAGS N GLADRAGS (180)

3

9

Br B f Fast Company - Big Sylv B John Doyle O Ms Ciara Doyle

2

(128)

(12)

59- F Leigh Roche J Andrew Kinirons T

Not without promise on her debut over this course and distance but then disappointed when upped to 1m at Gowran. Cutting back in distance may help and she could surprise a few. Star Rating 2 Hanbags N Gladrags 13/2 L.F. Roche 8.11 21L 9th of 14 to Port Sunlight 8.13 GOW 19 OCT 20 mdn 1m Sft/Hvy 66/1 L.F. Roche 8.8 4 1/4L 5th of 14 to Belle Image 9.2 here 26 SEP 20 6f Yld

25 HARANNDA (20)

3

9

2

Br B f Invincible Spirit - Harasiya B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

(128)

(22)

23-0 F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

Lots to like about her two performances last season but ran too free and disappointed on her return to action over this trip at Naas last month. Obvious improvement is needed, but hard to dismiss. Star Rating 3 Harannda 5/2Fav O.J. Orr 9.2 50L last of 23 to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR mdn 5f 205yds Sft 2/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 3L nk 3rd to Angel Palm (GB) 9.2 LEP 13 AUG 20 10rn mdn 7f Gd 5/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 1 3/4L 2nd to Thunder Beauty 9.2 here 26 JUL 20 18rn mdn 6f Yld

26 NOTORIOUSLY RISKY (GB) (20)

3

9

Br B f Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Precariously Good (GB) B Jane Allison O Mrs M V Magnier & Mrs Paul Shanahan & Mrs T Hyde

2

(128)

(15)

028-2 F Seamie Heffernan J J A Stack T

Showed a fantastic attitude and lost little in defeat when a nose second on her seasonal debut over this trip at Naas last month. With improvement likely, and Seamie Heffernan aboard, she holds leading claims. Star Rating 5 Notoriously Risky (GB) — Handicap Rating 79 11/4 HR75 C.D. Hayes 9.2 ns 2nd to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR 23rn mdn 5f 205yds Sft 3/1 C.D. Hayes 9.2 8L 8th of 18 to Rosie Bassett (GB) 9.2 here 15 OCT 20 mdn 5f Sft 14/1 C.D. Hayes 8.13 3 1/4L 2nd to Sweet Gardenia (GB) 9.3 NAAS 23 AUG 20 20rn 6f Sft

27 OLIVIA VALERE (141)

3

9

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Br B f Cable Bay - Spectacular Show B Kildaragh Stud O Anthony Paul Smurfit & Stephen E McCarthy

2

(128)

(2)

84- F Wayne Lordan J Henry de Bromhead T

Improved from her first to second start last season and expected to be even better this year. Entitled to be a little rusty but no surprise if running a decent race at generous odds. Star Rating 3 Olivia Valere 25/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 5 1/4L 5th to Let’s 9.2 DUN 27 NOV 20 13rn mdn 6f Std 33/1 W.M. Lordan 9.2 9L 8th of 14 to Sister Rosetta 9.2 DUN 9 NOV 20 mdn 6f Std

RESERVES 28 JUST A RUMOUR (57)

5

Br Gr f Bungle Inthejungle (GB) - Rectify B Ivan & Mrs Eileen Heanen O Mrs Eileen Heanen

9

13

(139)

(5)

40060/-8 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J John C McConnell T

Yet to place in 10 starts and beaten out of sight on her stable debut for John McConnell over 2m at Dundalk in February. Back in trip now, but likely to struggle if getting a run. Reserve. Star Rating 1 Just A Rumour 500/1 Siobhan Rutledge 8.7 31L last of 8 to Grandmaster Flash 9.4 DUN 19 FEB 2m Std Miss Paige Hopper 8.11 (CP) 16L 16th of 17 to I’ll Be Good (GB) 9.8 THIRSK 16 AUG 19 hcp (46-60)6f Sft Andrew Breslin 7.13 (CP) 8L last of 6 to Economic Crisis 9.1 MUSSELBURGH 9 AUG 19 hcp (46-60)5f 1yds Sft 50


29 THE AUL DUBLINER (245)

4

10

Br B g Alhebayeb - Xerxes B Limestone & Tara Studs O Diego Dias

4

(144)

(28)

9- F Dean Curran (7) J J G Coogan T

Well beaten on his racecourse debut over 7f at Dundalk last August and although gelded since, he’s probably best watched if allowed the chance to compete today. Reserve. Star Rating 2 The Aul Dubliner 33/1 D.N. Curran 9.0 (H) 18L 9th of 13fn, 14rn to Irish Admiral 9.7 DUN 15 AUG 20 mdn 7f AWT

30 MAGUIRE’S GRACE (20)

3

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

9

2

(128)

(13) 00 F J

Michael J Browne (R) T

Slightly better than her opening 18th when 13th over this trip at Naas last time but likely to find things tough if entering the stalls today. Reserve. Star Rating 2 Maguire’s Grace 250/1 R.P. Whelan 9.2 12L 13th of 23 to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR mdn 5f 205yds Sft 66/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 24L 18th of 20 to Joan Of Arc 9.2 here 21 MAR mdn 7f Sft/Hvy

Hood worn by No. 5. TStrap worn by No. 2, No. 8. Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 Blue Planet (GB), 11/2 Elanora, 6/1 Notoriously Risky (GB), 7/1 Yulong De Legend, Give Her A Squeeze, 8/1 Shikoko, Saatty, Valhalla’s Dream, 10/1 Phantom Power, Harannda, 14/1 Resourceful Man, 16/1 Abeona, Glow Worm, Olivia Valere, 25/1 Mulgrave, 33/1 Hanbags N Gladrags, 50/1 Pocket Veto, Alnofoor (GB), 66/1 Liberty Star (GB), Jon Riggens, Peerage, 200/1 Civil Dawn, Stratacaster (GB), Riojafan, Sanctuary Place, Jazz Session, Zanabad

CURRAGH COMMENT Aidan O’Brien gives 1.8million guineas purchase Blue Planet his first run of the year here and he could build on a promising Dundalk third on debut, but NOTORIOUSLY RISKY has the advantage of a recent run here. Fozzy Stack’s filly missed out by the narrowest of margins in that Naas reappearance and could come on for that outing. Saatty ran well for second on debut over 7f here, with Valhalla’s Dream third, and shaped as though this drop in trip would suit, while Phantom Power and Shikoko look the pick of the older horses.

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6f

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

Stalls Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 13th April. Weights raised by 1lb. Value to winner: r5900; Second: r2000; Third: r1000; Fourth: r500; Fifth: r300; Sixth: r200.

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

MEMSIE (27)

B Breeder

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

O Owner

(TStrap)

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

2

(142)

(18)

094-090 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J James McAuley T

Landed a 7f maiden at Leopardstown in 2019 but that is his sole victory in nine starts. No forlorn hope for a place on the pick of his all-weather form, though. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Memsie 1 flat win r8,624.00 — Handicap Rating 64 40/1 HR65 R.P. Cleary 9.9 (CP) (TS) 19L 15th of 20 to Starting Monday 10.1 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 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

2

TEDDY BOY (21)

6

10

Br B g Dandy Man - Tartufo Dolce B Ballyhane Stud O Ms Aileen Lynam

1

(141)

(13)

10358-6 F Chris Hayes J Edward Lynam T

Has won twice over 5f, most recently when striking at Navan in October. He’s rated 4lb higher now but has strong place claims if building on his comeback sixth at Navan. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 4 Teddy Boy 2 flat wins r11,810.00 — Handicap Rating 63 11/2Fav HR63 C.D. Hayes 9.7 4 1/2L 6th of 17 to Conversant 9.0 NAV 27 MAR Ext hcp 5f Hvy 6/1 HR63 C.D. Hayes 10.2 (CP) 5L 8th of 14 to Tynamite 9.1 DUN 2 DEC 20 hcp (45-65)6f Std 7/1 HR63 C.D. Hayes 10.0 (CP) 1 3/4L 5th of 14 to Keepthebestsideout 8.6 DUN 20 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)6f Std

3

MAJESKI MAN (203)

4

Br Ch g Dandy Man - Fly By Magic B Ardrums House Stud O Mrs Ian Fox

10

(TStrap)

0

(140)

(5)

60-005- F Billy Lee J Mrs Denise Foster T

Unplaced on all five starts but he did take a step in the right direction when fifth in a course-and-distance maiden in September. His current mark is exploitable if he builds on that effort. Star Rating 3 Majeski Man — Handicap Rating 62 66/1 HR61 G.F. Carroll 9.7 (TS) 3L 5th of 15 to Midnight Fire 9.7 here 26 SEP 20 mdn 6f Yld 28/1 HR63 G.F. Carroll 9.10 (TS) 18L 14th of 15 to Cracking Name 10.2 TIPP 14 SEP 20 hcp (45-65)7f 100yds Gd/Yld 125/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 19L 13th of 14 to Dalvey (GB) 9.7 GOW 19 JUN 20 mdn 1m Yld

RACE EIGHT

4

EQUIPPED (GB) (163)

5

Br B f Equiano (FR) - Marjong (GB) B John Marsden O Cecilia Laimbock & James G Burns & Colm White

9

12

(138)

(22)

427367- F Leigh Roche J Aidan Anthony Howard T

His sole win in 13 starts for Mick Channon came over this trip last spring. He’s dropped to a fair mark, though, and is worth a market check on his debut for a new stable. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Equipped (GB) 1 flat win r3,272.50 — Handicap Rating 60 Tom Marquand 9.7 10L 7th of 10 to Garth Rockett (GB) 9.9 CHELMSFORD CITY 5 NOV 20 hcp (46-65)6f Std Tom Marquand 9.2 2L 6th of 10 to Shining (GB) 9.2 LINGFIELD PARK 22 SEP 20 hcp (51-70)5f 6yds AWT Charles Bishop 9.4 4L nk 3rd to Able Kane (GB) 9.8 BATH 13 SEP 20 11rn hcp (51-70)5f 160yds Gd /Frm

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5

FIT FOR FUNCTION (GB) (36)

8

9

Br B g Captain Gerrard - Victoria Peek B Mickley Stud O Mrs Patricia Mullane

9

(135)

(28)

236-456 F Gary Carroll J Joseph G Murphy T

Winner of six races from 6f to 7f, most recently off 10lb higher at Dundalk last spring. He’s been performing creditably there this winter and is thus nicely treated back on turf. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Fit For Function (GB) 6 flat wins r55,283.50 D — Handicap Rating 57 16/1 HR59 Tom Kiely Marshall 8.9 2 1/2L 6th of 14 to Jered Maddox (GB) 9.10 DUN 12 MAR hcp (45-70)6f Std 16/1 HR61 Tom Kiely Marshall 8.6 3 1/2L 5th of 13 to Togoville 10.2 DUN 26 FEB hcp (45-75)6f Std 12/1 HR62 Tom Kiely Marshall 9.8 3/4L 1 3/4L 1 1/2L 4th to Masalai 10.0 DUN 12 FEB 14rn hcp (45-65)7f Std

6

GREAT MIDGE (GB) (59)

6

Br B g Kyllachy (GB) - Super Midge (GB) B Mrs Mary Taylor & Kirtlington Stud O Mrs Sinead Kelly

9

(TStrap)

9

(135)

(4)

54447-0 F Mark Enright J Muredach Kelly T

Placed on three of his 17 starts. Ran some solid races in defeat at Dundalk over the winter but needs to improve plenty on his last run there, on his stable bow, if he’s to feature here. Star Rating 2 Great Midge (GB) — Handicap Rating 57 28/1 HR58 M.A. Enright 9.9 (CP) (TS) 6L 10th of 13fn, 14rn to Ahundrednotout (GB) 9.5 DUN 17 FEB hcp (45-65)6f Std 12/1 HR59 P.A. Harnett 9.6 (BK) 5 1/4L 7th of 12 to Hodd’s Girl 8.8 DUN 16 DEC 20 hcp (45-65)5f Std 11/2 HR59 J.M. Sheridan 9.7 (BK) 3/4L nk ns 4th to Tynamite 9.1 DUN 2 DEC 20 14rn hcp (45-65)6f Std

7

ROYAL HIDEAWAY (152)

4

Br B g Kodiac (GB) - Alexander Youth B Mountarmstrong Stud O James McAuley

9

(TStrap)

9

(135)

(30)

978597- F Conor Maxwell J James McAuley T

Yet to place in six starts and finished midfield on his last appearance at Dundalk in November. He needs to step up plenty on that level of form to make his presence felt. Star Rating 2 Royal Hideaway — Handicap Rating 57 33/1 HR59 J.M. Sheridan 9.4 (TS) 6 1/4L 7th of 14 to St George’s Head 8.12 DUN 16 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)7f Std 80/1 HR64 C.D. Maxwell 10.1 (TS) 3 1/2L 9th of 14 to Legal Thriller 9.3 DUN 30 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)1m Std 12/1 HR65 C.T. Keane 9.6 (TS) 18L 5th of 6 to Earls 9.2 FAIR 20 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)6f Hvy

8

SILVERBACK JACK (171)

4

Br Br Gr g Zebedee (GB) - Emma’s Surprise (GB) B Miss Deirdre Cogan O Mrs Michael J Byrne

9

(TStrap)

9

(135)

(19)

07600- F Sarah Verling (10) J M J Byrne T

Yet to place in five starts and was never in contention when last sighted at Dundalk in October. He’s banking on the fitting of a first-time tongue-tie sparking immediate improvement today. Star Rating 2 Silverback Jack — Handicap Rating 57 33/1 HR64 S.M. Crosse 10.0 10L 11th of 14 to Guiding 9.3 DUN 28 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)7f Std 25/1 HR66 S.M. Crosse 10.1 17L 14th of 16 to Max’s Dandy 8.4 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp (45-70)7f Hvy 300/1 K.K. Hennessy 9.0 6 3/4L 6th of 14 to Fiscal Rules 9.7 CK 29 SEP 20 mdn 7f Gd

9

DEE SPRINTER (21)

5

Br B g Clodovil - Inourthoughts B Mr James Hughes O Reginald Roberts

9

(Blinkers)

8

(134)

(7)

87716-9 F Scott McCullagh (5) J Reginald Roberts T

Ended last year on a high note, opening his account over 5f at Dundalk when sporting a first-time eye-shield, which is replaced by blinkers today. Not discounted. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Dee Sprinter 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 56 18/1 HR57 O.J. Orr 9.1 (BK) 9 1/4L 9th of 17 to Conversant 9.0 NAV 27 MAR Ext hcp 5f Hvy 100/30 HR60 O.J. Orr 9.11 (BK) 5L 6th of 12 to Dandy Spirit 9.11 DUN 27 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)5f Std 18/1 HR52 O.J. Orr 9.1 (ES) won s/hd 3 1/4L from Maggie Thunder 9.8 and Mi Esperanza 9.12 DUN 16 NOV 20 14rn hcp (45-70)5f Std 59.6sec

6

Br B g Mayson (GB) - Jane Jubilee B P and Mrs A G Venner O Rockview Stables

(Blinkers)

9

7

(133)

(2)

7600-70 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J John C McConnell T

Winner of five races at 6f, most recently at Navan in September. He’s dropped back down to his last winning mark today but needs to leave behind his recent all-weather form. Winning Range Yld-Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Bellick (GB) 5 flat wins r30,352.50 D — Handicap Rating 55 17/2 HR58 C.T. Keane 9.4 (BK) 9L last of 14 to Jered Maddox (GB) 9.10 DUN 12 MAR hcp (45-70)6f Std 16/1 HR60 Siobhan Rutledge 9.4 (BK) 4 1/4L 7th of 13fn, 14rn to Ahundrednotout (GB) 9.5 DUN 17 FEB hcp (45-65)6f Std 20/1 HR63 Cillian McConnell 8.13 (BK) 18L last of 14 to Irish Acclaim 9.11 DUN 11 DEC 20 hcp (45-70)6f Std

55

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10 BELLICK (GB) (36)


11 JAZZ AND BLUES (166)

5

9

Br Gr f Canford Cliffs - Fancy Intense (GB) B Brian Dolan O All That Jazz Syndicate

7

(133)

(14)

83-000- F J M Sheridan (5) J James M Barcoe T

Placed once in five starts but she failed to beat any of her rivals home on her final two outings last year. Now banking on this drop in trip and a winter break eliciting improvement. Star Rating 2 Jazz And Blues — Handicap Rating 55 125/1 HR61 D.J. O’Keeffe 9.11 51L last of 18 to Youceeyouceecee 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)7f Hvy 66/1 HR66 J.A. Powell 9.5 31L last of 18 to Roving Mission (USA) 10.1 here 14 AUG 20 hcp (45-70)1m Gd 66/1 D.J. O’Keeffe 9.6 16L 12th of 15 to Sunday Sweet 9.2 TIPP 19 JUN 20 mdn 7f 80yds Yld

12 KEEP THE RECEIPT (59)

5

Br B g Helmet (AUS) - Wagtail (GB) B Mogeely Stud O J F Levins

(TStrap)

9

7

(133)

(17)

7-59 F Donagh O’Connor (3) J J F Levins T

Yet to place in three starts, including in two claiming races. He needs to demonstrate marked improvement if he’s to finish on the premises now making his handicap debut. Star Rating 2 Keep The Receipt — Handicap Rating 55 66/1 N.M. Crosse 8.5 (TS) 7 1/4L 9th of 13 to Comin’ Through (AUS) 9.6 DUN 17 FEB 7f Std 10/1 D.W. O’Connor 10.4 (TS) 8 1/4L 5th of 14 to Shackleton Hero 9.7 DUN 1 FEB mdn 6f Std 22/1 D.W. O’Connor 9.4 3 1/4L 7th of 14 to Monzoon (GB) 9.3 DUN 18 SEP 20 mdn 1m Std

13 MISTERIO (36)

4

9

Br Ch f Society Rock - Air of Mystery (GB) B D Boylan & R J Beggan O Paul McKeon

6

(132)

(8)

2246-25 F Danny Sheehy (3) J J P Murtagh T

Still looking for that elusive breakthrough victory after 10 outings but she’s performed creditably on the all-weather in sprints this spring and it would be come as no surprise to see her pop up today. Star Rating 4 Misterio — Handicap Rating 54 15/2 HR55 Wesley Joyce 8.5 2L 5th of 14 to Jered Maddox (GB) 9.10 DUN 12 MAR hcp (45-70)6f Std 18/1 HR51 Wesley Joyce 8.1 hd 2nd to Maggie Thunder 9.7 DUN 19 FEB 9rn hcp (45-70)5f Std 9/2 HR54 C.T. Keane 9.3 3 1/4L 6th of 11 to The Cola Kid (GB) 9.3 CK 29 SEP 20 hcp (45-65)6f Gd

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Br Ch g Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Brambleberry (GB) B Azienda Agricola La Rovere O Premier Lake Partnership

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(131)

(9)

559-650 F Oisin Orr J K A Heffernan (R) T

Unplaced on all eight starts, including in an all-weather maiden last month. He is best watched now having his first start for a new stable this afternoon. Star Rating 2 Bramble Sand — Handicap Rating 64 150/1 HR66 M.A. Gallagher 9.7 10L 10th of 14 to Diderot (GB) 9.7 DUN 12 MAR mdn 1m Std 33/1 HR69 Sorcha Woods 8.7 6 3/4L 5th of 7 to Benavente (GB) 9.3 DUN 12 FEB 7f Std 80/1 HR71 Sorcha Woods 8.11 6 1/4L 6th of 14 to Irwin 9.7 DUN 15 JAN mdn 1m Std

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Br B g Fast Company - Viola Da Gamba B Jan Reus O Michael M O’Brien

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5

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(26)

90-8 F Joe Doyle J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Unplaced on all three starts and although he’s been handicapped accordingly and could fare better now moving back onto turf, a big leap of faith is needed to support him for now. Star Rating 2 Ceapach Rua (FR) — Handicap Rating 64 125/1 James J. Doyle 9.1 13L last of 8fn, 9rn to A Case Of You 9.10 DUN 19 MAR 6f Std 100/1 James J. Doyle 9.3 7L 10th of 14 to Inca Prince 9.3 DUN 25 SEP 20 mdn 7f Std 28/1 James J. Doyle 9.5 8 1/2L 9th of 12 to Fight Zone (USA) 9.5 NAAS 17 SEP 20 mdn 6f Gd

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16 ANNABELLE ROCK (29)

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Br Ch f Dandy Man - She’s A Queen B Thomas Heatrick O Whins Racing Partnership

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4

(130)

(1)

00-2209 F Shane Foley J Natalia Lupini T

She has won three times from 5f to 7f on the all-weather, most recently in 2019. She’s attractively treated on turf if she can carry her winter form from Dundalk onto turf. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Annabelle Rock 3 flat wins r25,564.00 D — Handicap Rating 52 9/1 HR65 P.A. Harnett 9.9 6L 9th of 14 to Poet’s Pride (GB) 9.7 DUN 19 MAR hcp (45-65)5f Std 6/1 HR66 G.M. Ryan 9.7 6 1/2L 10th of 13 to Togoville 10.2 DUN 26 FEB hcp (45-75)6f Std 11/4Fav HR63 G.M. Ryan 10.0 nk 2nd to Ahundrednotout (GB) 9.5 DUN 17 FEB 14rn hcp (45-65)6f Std

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Br Ch f Dandy Man - Five Fields (USA) B Fortbarrington Stud O Michael J Browne

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24319-5 F Adam Farragher (7) J Michael J Browne (R) T

Struck at the 14th time of asking when winning over this trip at Dundalk in November. She’s rated 4lb higher today and is 0-7 on turf, though there may still be better to come from her. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Keepthebestsideout 1 flat win r5,310.00 D — Handicap Rating 52 18/1 HR52 A.J. Farragher 8.5 1 3/4L 5th of 12 to Sunset Nova 9.7 DUN 1 FEB hcp (45-70)6f Std 9/2 HR52 Sam Ewing 8.13 6L 9th of 12 to Hodd’s Girl 8.8 DUN 16 DEC 20 hcp (45-65)5f Std 6/1 HR48 A.J. Farragher 8.6 won 1/2L 1/2L from Pillar (GB) 9.8 and Jered Maddox (GB) 9.9 DUN 20 NOV 20 14rn hcp (45-65)6f Std 1min 12.9sec

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Br B g Dark Angel - Encore View (GB) B Yeomanstown Stud O Patrick J McKenna

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70p-600 F Luke McAteer (5) J Patrick J McKenna (R) T

Placed on three of his 20 starts but he hasn’t looked like breaking his duck on the all-weather in recent months. A stronger case can be made for others in the line-up. Star Rating 2 King’s View — Handicap Rating 51 33/1 HR54 D.E. Sheehy 9.8 (H) 8L 10th of 14 to Masalai 10.0 DUN 12 FEB hcp (45-65)7f Std 16/1 HR57 C.T. Keane 9.8 (BK) 10L 11th of 14 to Sabrina Fairchild 10.0 DUN 29 JAN hcp (45-65)6f Std 40/1 HR58 L.T. McAteer 9.4 (BK) 3 3/4L 6th of 14 to Hodd’s Girl 9.0 DUN 15 JAN hcp (45-65)5f Std

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9

Br Ch f Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Salorina (USA) B Mr Gary Davis & Ms Sharon Davis O W T Farrell

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(128)

(21)

090688- F Neve Bennett (10) J W T Farrell T

Unplaced on all six starts and will be hoping that a winter break and this drop back in trip can spark her into life on her seasonal return. Star Rating 2 She’s In The Game — Handicap Rating 50 14/1 HR55 S. Foley 9.3 8L 8th of 14 to Everyhouronthehour 9.9 GOW 19 SEP 20 hcp (45-65)1m Gd 16/1 HR57 C.D. Hayes 9.3 8 1/2L 8th of 13 to Dragon Of Malta 9.11 LIM 11 SEP 20 hcp (45-70)7f Sft/Hvy 28/1 HR60 D.W. O’Connor 9.3 3L 6th of 13 to Take My Hand 9.12 BELW 27 AUG 20 hcp (45-70)7f 168yds Hvy

20 LORD DUDLEY (20)

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8

Br B g Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Alice Thornton (GB) B Ms Diane O’Neill O Kildare Racing Club

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(125)

(11)

700-03 F Colin Keane J Kieran P Cotter T

Still a maiden after five starts but there was plenty to like about his staying-on third over 5f at Naas last month, which represented a career-best effort. He’s nicely weighted now moving up in trip. Star Rating 5 Lord Dudley — Handicap Rating 58 12/1 HR59 L.F. Roche 9.1 1 1/2L 2 1/4L 3rd to Zegos Surprise 8.8 NAAS 28 MAR 11rn Ext hcp 5f Sft 14/1 HR60 R.P. Cleary 8.6 5 1/2L 10th of 14 to Jered Maddox (GB) 9.10 DUN 12 MAR hcp (45-70)6f Std 80/1 S.P. Davis 9.3 28L last of 13 to Huddle Up 8.8 CK 25 AUG 20 mdn 6f Hvy

21 DOONARD PRINCE (166)

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Br B g Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Fly Haia B James J Tighe O John Bowden

8

(Blinkers)

12?+2 (124)

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960608- F Adam Tracey (10) J Ross O’Sullivan T

Has won nine races from 5f to 7f, including twice over course and distance. He’s not won since 2019 but he is rated only 1lb above his last winning mark, so he isn’t handicapped out of this. Star Rating 3 Doonard Prince 9 flat wins r52,776.00 CD — Handicap Rating 46 22/1 HR49 T.P. Madden 8.9 (BK) 9 3/4L 8th of 17 to Pretty Boy Floyd 10.2 here 2 NOV 20 hcp (45-70)5f Hvy 22/1 HR50 M.A. Gallagher 9.3 (BK) 16L 10th of 13 to Pretty Rebel 10.0 here 15 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)7f Sft 7/1 HR51 M.P. Sheehy 9.0 (BK) 2 1/2L 6th of 17 to Pretty Smart 9.0 NAV 7 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)5f Sft

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Br B g Requinto - Ashtown Girl B Barry Noonan O R P Behan

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11?+2 (123)

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080-09-4 F Seamie Heffernan J J J Lambe T

He has won four times from 5f to 6f, including over this track and trip off a mark of 67 in 2018. He looks well treated on that form if he can build on a solid all-weather run last month. Winning Range Hvy & AW. Star Rating 4 Brave Display 4 flat wins r28,028.00 C D — Handicap Rating 41 80/1 HR29 J.A. Heffernan 8.13 (CP) nk 2L 1/2L 4th to Adams Barbour 8.12 DUN 31 MAR 14rn hcp (45-65)5f Std 40/1 HR35 K.J. Manning 8.10 (CP) 9L 9th of 14 to Pretty Smart 9.1 NAV 9 JUL 20 hcp (45-65)5f Yld/Sft 50/1 HR36 S.P. Davis 8.10 (CP) 11L 12th of 14 to Baby Power 9.6 FAIR 25 JUN 20 hcp (45-65)6f Gd

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23 ELUSIVE SPIRIT (484)

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Br B f Lawman (FR) - Clara Zetkin (GB) B Corrin Stud & Lawman Syndicate O Two Plus Two Syndicate

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(123)

(10)

00000/- F Declan McDonogh J J R Barry T

Unplaced on all five starts and although she is sporting a first-time tongue-tie and has a positive jockey booking, she would be a surprise winner. Star Rating 2 Elusive Spirit — Handicap Rating 42 100/1 R.C. Colgan 9.0 9 1/4L 13th of 14 to Hieroglyphic (GB) 9.0 DUN 20 DEC 19 mdn 7f Std 66/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.0 (BK) 9 3/4L last of 14 to Sampers Seven 9.0 DUN 15 NOV 19 mdn 5f Std 100/1 R.P. Cleary 8.6 17L 12th of 13 to Miss Myers 8.5 LIM 12 OCT 19 mdn 6f 150yds Hvy

24 FOOL PROOF (17)

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Br B g Fulbright (GB) - Church Road B Piercetown Stud O John James Feane

8

(TStrap)

11

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(25)

60597-0 F Kevin Manning J John James Feane T

Placed once in ten starts. He is fitted with a first-time tongue-tie and has Kevin Manning booked for the ride, but his recent form on the all-weather is uninspiring. Star Rating 2 Fool Proof — Handicap Rating 38 25/1 HR39 K.J. Manning 8.11 11L 12th of 14 to Is That Love 8.11 DUN 31 MAR hcp (45-65)7f Std 16/1 HR41 A.J. Farragher 8.1 5L 7th of 14 to Dee Sprinter 9.1 DUN 16 NOV 20 hcp (45-70)5f Std 13/2 HR44 A.J. Slattery 8.3 4 1/2L 9th of 14 to Teddy Boy 9.5 NAV 22 OCT 20 hcp (45-70)5f Sft

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Br Ch f Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Little Sweetheart B Lykke Til Group O Mrs Patrick J Flynn

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(15)

6-70088- F Conor Hoban J Patrick J Flynn T

Placed once in eight starts and although she was well held on her final runs of 2020 at Navan, the handicapper has at least cut her some slack ahead of her seasonal return. Star Rating 3 Hija De La Luna — Handicap Rating 45 22/1 HR51 A.C. Persse 8.4 3 3/4L 8th of 14 to Teddy Boy 9.5 NAV 22 OCT 20 hcp (45-70)5f Sft 25/1 HR53 A.C. Persse 9.0 3L 8th of 17 to Pretty Smart 9.0 NAV 7 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)5f Sft 18/1 HR58 W.J. Lee 9.4 8 1/2L 11th of 14 to That’s Mad (GB) 9.12 CK 29 SEP 20 hcp (45-70)5f Gd

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Br B f Hallowed Crown (AUS) - Miss Beat B Hollyberry Farm O J Harney

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(20)

690846- F M A Gallagher J Ross O’Sullivan T

Yet to place in six starts but she gave a good account of herself when fourth over 7f here in October and when sixth over the same track and trip the following month. Each-way contender. Star Rating 3 Miss Florentine — Handicap Rating 44 6/1 HR48 C.T. Keane 9.0 4 3/4L 6th of 18 to Youceeyouceecee 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)7f Hvy 14/1 HR48 M.A. Gallagher 8.12 1/2L 1/2L nk 4th to Tyrion’s Dream 8.10 here 15 OCT 20 13rn hcp (45-65)7f Sft 28/1 HR53 M.A. Gallagher 9.2 9 1/4L 8th of 14 to A Step Too Far 9.9 BELW 26 AUG 20 hcp (45-65)5f Sft/Hvy

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8

Br B f Vadamos (FR) - Water Feature (GB) B Vambeck Bloodstock Ltd O Louis G Vambeck

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(118)

(12)

06900-9 F Andrew Slattery (3) J Paul W Flynn T

Yet to place in six starts and she needs to step up considerably on her 7f effort at Dundalk in February in order to figure. Star Rating 2 Aqua Flyer — Handicap Rating 42 33/1 HR45 R.P. Cleary 8.7 10L 9th of 12 to Never Seen Before 9.12 DUN 1 FEB hcp (45-65)7f Std 20/1 HR52 R.P. Whelan 9.0 (TS) 11L 10th of 14 to Stop On Red 8.3 DUN 23 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)7f Std 9/1 HR52 S. Foley 9.0 (TS) 34L last of 10 to Kaluz (GB) 9.5 TIPP 15 SEP 20 hcp (45-65)7f 110yds Gd/Yld

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28 THE PECKHAMPOUNCER (21) Br B g Cappella Sansevero (GB) - Monivea (B,T) B Annemarie Lyons O Damian Lavelle & D Broad & Patrick Lavelle & Sean Lavelle

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10

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(27)

80-7854 F Robbie Colgan J D Broad T

Makes some appeal on his course-and-distance fifth last month. Has since run well at Navan so worth considering if lining up. First Reserve. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 The Peckhampouncer 1 flat win r10,047.00 — Handicap Rating 65 16/1 HR66 R.C. Colgan 9.10 (BK) (TS) 1/2L nk 1 3/4L 4th to Conversant 9.0 NAV 27 MAR 17rn Ext hcp 5f Hvy 33/1 HR68 L.T. McAteer 9.7 (BK) 5 1/4L 5th of 20 to Cyrus Dallin (GB) 10.2 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy 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 58


29 RAPID RUSSO (GB) (21)

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9

Br B g Coach House - Rapid Recruit B Bolton Grange O Mrs Pauline McCourt

13

(139)

(16)

72777-0 F Karen Kenny (7) J T G McCourt T

A winner at 5f but, if getting a run, he needs to improve plenty on his reappearance effort when debuting for this stable at Navan last month. Second Reserve. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Rapid Russo (GB) 1 flat win r4,600.10 — Handicap Rating 61 28/1 HR62 D.E. Sheehy 9.3 13L 11th of 17 to Conversant 9.0 NAV 27 MAR Ext hcp 5f Hvy Connor Beasley 9.9 3L 7th of 14 to Lord of The Glen (GB) 8.5 NEWCASTLE 8 SEP 20 hcp (46-65)5f Std Connor Beasley 9.5 3L 7th of 14 to Another Angel 9.3 NEWCASTLE 3 SEP 20 hcp (51-70)5f Std

30 CELTIC MANOR (21)

5

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

10

1

(141)

(24)

900-065 F J

Garvan Donnelly T

Successful at 5f and 6f and would make some each-way appeal on his track-and-trip fifth last month if taking his chance. Third Reserve. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 3 Celtic Manor 2 flat wins r8,337.80 — Handicap Rating 63 11/2Fav HR65 S.M. Crosse 9.9 3L 5th of 17 to Conversant 9.0 NAV 27 MAR Ext hcp 5f Hvy 25/1 HR67 S.M. Crosse 9.11 5 1/4L 6th of 20 to Cyrus Dallin (GB) 10.2 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy 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

B,T worn by No. 28. Blinkers worn by No. 9, No. 10, No. 21. C,T worn by No. 22. TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 3, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 12, No. 23, No. 24. Long Handicap: Aqua Flyer 8-0(112) ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Probable Starting Prices - 7/1 Teddy Boy, 8/1 Majeski Man, Misterio, 10/1 Fit For Function (GB), Lord Dudley, 12/1 Keepthebestsideout, Brave Display, Miss Florentine, 14/1 Equipped (GB), Keep The Receipt, Annabelle Rock, 16/1 Royal Hideaway, Dee Sprinter, Ceapach Rua (FR), Doonard Prince, 20/1 Great Midge (GB), Bellick (GB), She’s In The Game, Hija De La Luna, 25/1 Memsie, Silverback Jack, Fool Proof, Aqua Flyer, 33/1 Bramble Sand, 50/1 Jazz And Blues, King’s View, Elusive Spirit

CURRAGH COMMENT LORD DUDLEY was a career-best third at Naas last month over 5f and shaped there as though a slight step up in trip might reap some serious rewards. The Pride Of Dubai gelding is on a fair handicap mark of 58 and the booking of Colin Keane suggests that connections mean business. Misterio (fifth) shaped better than the bare result suggested at Dundalk 36 days ago, while Brave Display and Teddy Boy are also considered.

WIN: LORD DUDLEY

DANGER: TEDDY BOY

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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 6 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 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race of €22,000 (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€5,000)) Winner will receive €13,200 (Penalty Value: €12,980), Second will receive €4,400, Third will receive €2,200, Fourth will receive €1,100, Fifth will receive €660, Sixth will receive €440. For two years old only that are EBF eligible and that have not won more than one race. About 5 furlongs. €176 to enter, €44 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 4lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Penalty - Winner of a race 5lb extra. Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €12980; Second: €4400; Third: €2200; Fourth: €1100; Fifth: €660; Sixth: €440. SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 2.35p.m. The TRI Equestrian Gladness Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3) (Generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian) Winner will receive €30,000 (Penalty Value: €29,500), Second will receive €10,000, Third will receive €5,000, Fourth will receive €2,500, Fifth will receive €1,500, Sixth will receive €1,000. For three years old and upwards. About 7 furlongs. €250 to enter on March 24th; €250 extra if forfeit not declared by April 13th or €5,000 if entered by April 13th. Weights: 3-y-o 8st 13lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 11lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st May, 2020) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra; Of a Group 2 or Group 1 race 5lb extra. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 3.10p.m. The Holden Plant Rentals Alleged Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3) (Generously sponsored by Holden Plant Rentals) Winner will receive €30,000 (Penalty Value: €29,500), Second will receive €10,000, Third will receive €5,000, Fourth will receive €2,500, Fifth will receive €1,500, Sixth will receive €1,000. For four years old and upwards. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €250 to enter on March 24th; €250 extra if forfeit not declared by April 13th or €5,000 if entered by April 13th. Weights: 9st 5lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st May, 2020) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra; Of a Group 2 or Group 1 race 5lb extra. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 3.45p.m. The TRI Equestrian Irish EBF Maiden of €15,000 (Plus 10 Race) (Generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian and the Irish EBF (€2,000)) Winner will receive €9,000 (Penalty Value: €8,850), Second will receive €3,000, Third will receive €1,500, Fourth will receive €750, Fifth will receive €450, Sixth will receive €300. For three years old only, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €120 to enter, €30 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 7lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. (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: €8850; Second: €3000; Third: €1500; Fourth: €750; Fifth: €450; Sixth: €300 SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 4.15p.m. The Tesoro Vita Handicap of €21,000 (Generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian) 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 four 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 1 mile. €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. Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 13th April. Value to winner: €12390; Second: €4200; Third: €2100; Fourth: €1050; Fifth: €630; Sixth: €420. SEE PAGE 38 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 4.50p.m. The TRI Equestrian Superstore & Cafe Irish EBF Maiden of €15,000 (Plus 10 Race) (Generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian and the Irish EBF (€2,000)) Winner will receive €9,000, (Penalty Value: €8,850), Second will receive €3,000, Third will receive €1,500, Fourth will receive €750, Fifth will receive €450, Sixth will receive €300. For three years old and upwards, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 6 furlongs. €120 to enter, €30 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 7lbs; 4-y-o and up 10st 4lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. (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). Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €8850; Second: €3000; Third: €1500; Fourth: €750; Fifth: €450; Sixth: €300. SEE PAGE 46 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 5.25p.m. The Equine Products UK Handicap of €10,000 (45-65) (Generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian) Winner will receive €6,000 (Penalty Value: €5,900), Second will receive €2,000, Third will receive €1,000, Fourth will receive €500, Fifth will receive €300, Sixth will receive €200. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards rated 45-65. Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st 2lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 6 furlongs. €80 to enter, €20 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Stalls centre of course. Handicaps calculated 13th April. Value to winner: €5900; Second: €2000; Third: €1000; Fourth: €500; Fifth: €300; Sixth: €200. SEE PAGE 54 FOR THIS RACE

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