Curragh Racecard - Sunday 23rd May - Irish Guineas Festival Day Two

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Today we host two Group 1 races, both sponsored by Tattersalls, the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the Tattersalls 1,000 Guineas. While we are disappointed that we cannot have crowds attend the meeting, please make use of our interactive digital racecard, and view a video message from Chief Executive Pat Keogh below.

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OFFICIALS SUNDAY 23RD MAY 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 observed.

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

The following list of Stewards and Officials are officiating at today’s race meeting:

STAKEHOLDER: Horse Racing Ireland

ACTING STEWARDS: Mr. Justice Frank Clarke

MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Jennifer Pugh

Mr. Peter M. Allen Mr. C. P. Magnier

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

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

FARRIERS: Eamon Behan Sean Kelly

CLERK OF THE SCALES: Mr. H. Hynes ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE SCALES: Mr. P. Moloney

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

STARTER: Mr. J. R. Banahan JUDGE: Mr. A. L. McKeever HANDICAPPERS: Mr. G. O’Gorman & Mr. M. Bird

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

STEWARDS SECRETARY: Mr. M. F. O’Donoghue MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr. J. Pugh

For information and all the latest news, visit:

VETERINARY OFFICER: Ms. E. Costello M.V.B.

www.curragh.ie

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

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HOW TO READ YOUR RACECARD 3

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

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

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

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B - Bay Br - Brown Ch - Chestnut Gr - Grey Ro - Roan

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c - colt f - filly g - gelding h - horse m - mare

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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


GUIDE TO RACING

Like a tourist in a foreign country, the novice racegoer soon picks up enough of the language to get by, and then rapidly becomes fluent. Here are some of the most common racing terms you are likely to hear when you are racing. Brush up on them and you will sound like a seasoned professional in no time! ALLOWANCE

DISTANCE

The weight concession the horse is given to compensate for its rider’s inexperience.

The length of a race.

ANTE-POST

Describes a horse’s position in the starting stalls.

Betting (usually for the most important races) days or even months before the race is due to take place.

APPRENTICE Young jockey tied by annually renewed contract to a licensed trainer while they are learning.

BACKWARD Young horse which needs time to mature.

CLERK OF THE COURSE Official in charge of running the racing programme, at the Curragh it is Brendan Sheridan.

CLERK OF THE SCALES Key in the delivery of a successful racing operation. Their job is to check that the horses in each race carry the correct weights.

COLOURS The racing silks worn by the jockeys.

COLT Male, ungelded horse, up to four years old.

CONNECTIONS The owner and trainer of a racehorse.

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DRAW FILLY Female horse up to four years old.

FOAL Horse of either sex 1 January the following year.

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FURLONG 220 yards (one eighth of a mile).

GELDING Castrated horse.

GOING Description of the course conditions under foot.

HAND Unit of four inches in which a horse’s height is measured at the shoulder.

HANDICAP A race in which horses carry weight relevant to their handicap mark (rating).

JOLLY Betting term for the horse with the shortest odds (the favourite).

Mother of a horse.

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JUDGE

SIRE

Official responsible for declaring finishing order and distances between horses.

Father of a horse.

JUVENILE

When a racing plate or horseshoe becomes detached from the animal’s hoof.

Two-year old horse.

SPREAD A PLATE

MAIDEN

SP/STARTING PRICE

Horse which has not yet won a race.

Official price of a horse at which bets are settled in the betting shops.

MARE Female horse, five years and over.

STAYER

ODDS ON

A horse more suited to running over longer distances.

Where a bet’s winnings are less than the stake - e.g. winning a £2 bet wins you £1 so you get back £3.

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STEWARDS ENQUIRY Enquiry by panel of men and women responsible for seeing rules are adhered to into a race’s running.

‘Up with the pace’ means close to the leaders.

TIC-TAC

PENALTY

Bookmakers hand-signalling method relaying odds.

Weight added to the handicap weight of a horse which has won since the weights were published.

UNDER STARTERS’ ORDERS

PHOTO FINISH

WEIGH OUT/WEIGH IN

Electronic photo device which determines minimal distance in a close finish.

Weighing jockey before and after race to ensure correct weight has been carried.

PLATE

WINNER ALRIGHT

Shoe worn by horse for racing.

Official confirmation that the Stewards are happy that the winner has broken no rules.

SCHOOLED

Occurs when the race is about to start.

Trained to jump.

YEARLING

SHORT RUNNER

Horse of either sex from 1 31 December of the year following its birth.

A horse that doesn’t stay the minimum distance, five furlongs on the flat or two miles over jumps. 7

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First Race 1:30pm The Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF (C&G) Maiden

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Second Race 2:05pm The Heider Family Stables Gallinule Stakes (Group 3)

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Third Race 2:40pm The Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1)

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Fourth Race 3:15pm The Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1)

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Fifth Race 3:50pm The Betway Handicap (Premier Handicap)

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Sixth Race 4:20pm 1m The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Habitat’ Handicap (Premier Handicap) Seventh Race 4:55pm 1m 2f The Betway Irish EBF Maiden Eighth Race 5:30pm The Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap

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TODAY’S RACING

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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.

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

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

TRAINERS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: A P O’BRIEN (15 wins from 53 runners, 28%) runs HEART TO HEART (1.30), MATCHLESS, ARTURO TOSCANINI and HECTOR DE MARIS (2.05), TIGER MOTH, BROOME and SERPENTINE (2.40), FRIENDLY, JOAN OF ARC and EMPRESS JOSEPHINE (3.15), HOROSCOPE (4.20), FATHER’S DAY (4.55). J P O’BRIEN (14 wins from 82 runners, 17%) runs AGARTHA (1.30), SNAPRAETEREA, VAFORTINO and MAX MAYHEM (2.05), PRETTY GORGEOUS, SENSE OF STYLE and THINKING OF YOU (3.15), DANCING APPROACH, BRIGHT IDEA and DANCE JUPITER (3.50), VISUALISATION, ROCKET SCIENCE and FAME AND ACCLAIM (4.20), CELESTIAL HORIZON and DRACONID (4.55), KING’S VOW (5.30). W P MULLINS (9 wins from 29 runners, 31%) runs TRUE SELF (2.40), BABY ZEUS (3.50), FOVEROS (5.30).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: RYAN MOORE (14 wins from 49 rides, 29%) rides HEART TO HEART (1.30), HECTOR DE MARIS (2.05), BROOME (2.40), JOAN OF ARC (3.15), BRIGHT IDEA (3.50), HOROSCOPE (4.20), FATHER’S DAY (4.55). SEAMIE HEFFERNAN (8 wins from 36 rides, 22%) rides MATCHLESS (2.05), TIGER MOTH (2.40), EMPRESS JOSEPHINE (3.15), DINARD ROSE (5.30). HOLLIE DOYLE (7 wins from 45 rides, 16%) rides TRUE SELF (2.40).

WEIGHTWATCHER The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 5.30 Lynwood Gold (won off 93 down 4lb to 89).

FANCY THAT A P O’BRIEN won the 1.30 race in 2016 and 2018. The stable is represented by Heart To Heart in the race today. J S BOLGER won the 1.30 race in 2011 and 2017. The stable is represented by She’s Trouble in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 2.05 race in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. The stable is represented by Arturo Toscanini, Hector De Maris and Matchless in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 2.40 race in 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The stable is represented by Broome, Serpentine and Tiger Moth in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 3.15 race in 2011, 2014, 2017, 2019 and 2020. The stable is represented by Empress Josephine, Friendly and Joan Of Arc in the race today.

STABLE MOVES 3.50 BABY ZEUS has moved from G M Lyons to W P Mullins. SIMPLY A BREEZE has moved from J Feane to P Twomey. 4.20 ROCKET SCIENCE has moved from J Harrington to J P O’Brien. 5.30 ROCK DE BAUNE has moved from J E Kiely to A A Howard.

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TRACK TALKS In our latest series of track talks, Fran Berry walks the course and provides valuable insight into how to ride the famed Curragh track.

Click below to see Fran’s talks on each distance.

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You can also click on the map in the top right of the racing pages to see Fran’s talks

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One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

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CURRAGH TRAINER PROFILE Darren Bunyan Darren Bunyan grew up around horses as his father Arthur was a racehorse trainer, he also rode as an amateur and later as a professional jockey. He has amassed plenty of experience in training racehorses both nationally and internationally working for the likes of Dermot Weld, John Oxx, Jonjo O’Neill and even worked in Japan. He set up training on The Curragh in 2011 and originally started with two horses and now has built up his string to where he has about thirty horses a year. Darren has trained winners in Ireland, the UK and UAE and globetrotter Hit The Bid has been a stalwart for his yard. Bought for €40,000 as a yearling by the Curragh trainer, he has won almost €400,000 in prizemoney. 13


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THE STORY OF MORNY WING by Sally Duckett, International Thoroughbred THE jockey Morny Wing dominated Irish Flat racing from 1917 to 1949, and created records that still stand nearly 100 years later. He won the Irish 1,000 Guineas a record seven times, including the very first two runnings of the fillies’ Classic in 1922 and 1923 aboard Lady Violette and Glenshesk. He holds the record for Irish Classic successes on 23. Wing was not Irish by birth, but he was destined to become a jockey. Born in Doncaster in 1896, Mornington Albert Wing was the son of Walter Wing, a stable lad who became a jockey and a Post Office mail coach driver. Wing Snr named his son after his own racing hero, the then British champion jockey Herbert Mornington Cannon (also known as Morny), who was a champion Flat jockey six times in the 1890s. As was custom Wing Jnr started his racing apprenticeship early – he went to work in Newmarket as a teenager, and he rode his first winner as a 15-year-old in 1911. His first big win came in 1913 in the Autumn Cup, a competitive end-of-season handicap run at Liverpool, and he then won the following spring’s Queen’s Prize run at Kempton Park in 1914. It is a race that is still run today. Wing went on to finish third in that season’s British jockeys’ championship. His domestic riding career had to be put on hold with the outbreak of World War I, but racing continued in India and the adventuring Wing travelled overseas. His best day in India came when he steered home five winners on the same card at Calcutta races in March 1916. After his spell in India, Wing arrived in Ireland in 1917. It has been suggested that the young jockey headed to Ireland to avoid conscription, which had been introduced in Britain in 1916 but was never applied to Ireland. In fact, a UK trainer sent over two horses to run at The Curragh and Morny travelled over to ride. They both won, and Wing maintained the winning form – his first five rides in Ireland turned out to be winners. He enjoyed further riding journeys over the Irish Sea and in 1921 he decided to make Ireland his home. He went on to dominate Irish racing for three decades winning the champion jockeys’ title on nine occasions, the Flat racing championship 13 times and establishing a record number of Irish Classic victories. Most Irish jockeys of the day rode both on the Flat and over jumps, but Wing concentrated on the Flat and he reportedly he was regarded as virtually unbeatable over short distances, particularly effective on two-year-olds. His success was recorded to be due primarily to his exceptional strength, his ability to get away quickly at the start, and the speed with which he could pull his whip through. His reputation for timing and putting a horse in front on the line produced a career that yielded more than 2,000 winners and gave rise to the adage “never leave Wing out in a sprint!” In Ireland he rode a five-timer on three occasions at The Curragh, but though he could never manage the elusive six, on one occasion he rode eight consecutive winners over two days. His first Classic win came in the Irish St Leger in 1920, the following year he won the Irish Derby, one of his six wins, and then in 1922 he collected that first-ever Irish 1,000 Guineas. His seventh and last success in the fillies’ race came in 1947 some 25 years after that first victory.

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He also won the 2,000 Guineas twice, the Irish Oaks once and the Irish St Leger seven times giving him a total of 23 Classic victories. A punter’s dream, his alliance in the 1940s with the big-time owner Joe McGrath with trainer Michael Collins was a “bookmaker’s headache”. Wing’s retainer was reputedly highest paid to a jockey in Ireland up to that time. He was a dedicated sportsman, and reportedly had an “integrity that marked him out in an era of flamboyant rivals and frequently less-than-honest dealings”. In 1949 he retired to train at his Kildare home, and in 1951 he won the Irish St Leger with Do Well. He died in May 1965 and the Morny Wing Memorial Hurdle was run annually at The Curragh for many years in his memory. Wing rode before, during and after both World Wars, and kicked home 2,000 winners through a 38-year career. To have had such a long stint riding, and to have been so successful in an era interrupted by world conflict, before the widespread use of the car and phones, is a considerable achievement. If recalling the names of talented riders who have dominated the sport in the last 70 years, for Morny Wing to still be the winning-most Irish 1,000 Guineas jockey is a testament to his abilities, horsemanship and professionalism.

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A PREVIEW OF TODAY’S ACTION BY CHAD YEOMANS

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There are some well bred horses in this race, but like plenty of maiden races, it largely comes down to who is the most streetwise and who will handle the conditions best. Aidan O’Brien has used this race for many of his good horses in the past and he saddles an unraced daughter of Zoffany called Heart To Heart. She’s very well related and looks one to keep on side of early in her career.

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I’ve long been a fan of Taipan who was one of the most impressive maiden winners from the whole of last season. He’s just starting to get it all together this season and in two runs, has seen the backside of the current Derby favourite Bolshoi Ballet, but has shaped well on both starts. There is nothing of that calibre in this race and he should be very tough to beat under Shane Foley.

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It looks as though the master trainer Aidan O’Brien holds all of the aces in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, but I’m going against his short-pried favourite Broome with his 2020 Derby winner Serpentine. Serpentine has done little wrong in his career, who is a course and distance winner and did run very well on soft ground at Ascot last October. He looks like he could even progress into a Cup horse this season, but this could be a good starting point for him.

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The feature race on the Irish 1000 Guineas. The first three in the market have dominated the betting in this race and although the two Irish horses Pretty Gorgeous and Joan Of Arc have outstanding claims, my preference is for the Richard Fahey trained runner Fev Rover. After watching the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket back, I was impressed with her performance and think a front-running performance of similar quality will be enough to see her claim the crown here. She handles soft ground, and ticks plenty of the trend’s boxes, too. At a bigger price, I expect Fantasy Lady to run well for Paddy Twomey.

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Despite finishing down the field, there was a lot to like about Lobo Roho’s comeback run at the Curragh earlier this season. He started to pick up as the race had already been lost and was only beaten less than five lengths as he crossed the line. He’ll strip fitter for that run and won’t mind the conditions underfoot too. Trainer Jessie Harrington does very well at this meeting, and this may have been an early season target.

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Trainer Ado McGuinness won this race last year and has a viable chance to win back-to-back renewals, this time with his six year old gelding, Sirjack Thomas. On his first start this season, he was a good third behind Raise You in a decent contest and then also ran well albeit getting slightly outpaced over a short trip - at Cork last time out. He’ll appreciate going back up to a mile, he likes soft ground and his young rider takes off an additional 7lb.

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Parish Delight was clearly relatively unfancied on his debut as he went off 22/1 for a similar contest, however, he did catch the eye, as he ran on very well. He showed signs of greenness early on, but he started to get the hang of the game late on and he stayed on well to finish fourth. With that run under his belt, I expect him to go very close here. The unraced Father’s Day is beautifully bred and could be anything.

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The final race of the weekend is handicap over 2m and there are plenty of National Hunt trainers with runners, which is common in this sphere. It’s hard to think that Coltor won’t run a huge race on the back of his good effort in the Boodles Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. He’s got a very nice mark of 84 (127 rated over hurdles) on the flat and has won on testing conditions before. His trainer Dermot Weld is one of the shrewdest trainers in the ranks, and he may have found his four year old gelding a nice winning opportunity.

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DAYLAMI

1998 TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP WINNER

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The outstanding Daylami kicked off his four-year-old season with victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, winning under Frankie Dettori for Saeed bin Suroor

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THE PAT SMULLEN JOCKEYS’ ROOM The Board of the Curragh Racecourse are delighted to introduce the Pat Smullen Jockeys’ Room this weekend. Pat was a true legend, and his achievements speak for themselves. He was Champion Jockey on no fewer than 9 occasions and rode almost 2,000 winners worldwide. He was stable jockey to Dermot Weld for 20 years and the Curragh was his second home. Even after all his success at The Curragh as a jockey, it was out of the saddle that he had perhaps his finest day here when he was the driving force behind the Pat Smullen Champion’s Race on Irish Champions’ Weekend 2019. That is a day that will never be forgotten by those lucky enough to be there. It is very important that there should be a lasting memory of Pat in the Curragh so that we, and future generations can be reminded of his wonderful achievements. The Pat Smullen Jockeys’ Room tribute was designed by Frances and the family with inputs from many of Pat’s friends and colleagues. It is fitting that the first day we will see it will be 22nd May, which is Pat’s birthday. There will be a formal opening of the Room when we welcome back attendees later in the summer.

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SIRES FOR 2021

MEHMAS

KODIAC

The Leading First Season sire of 2020

Another record-breaking year in 2020

GALILEO GOLD

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First 2yos 2021

COTAI GLORY

Successful first season sire 2021

First foals 2021

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RACE ONE

FIRST RACE 1.30P.M. THE TALLY HO STUD IRISH EBF FILLIES MAIDEN OF W17,500 (IRE INCENTIVE SCHEME BONUS RACE)

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

Stalls Stands Side. Value to winner: r10325; Second: r3500; Third: r1750; Fourth: r875; Fifth: r525; Sixth: r350.

(For Race Conditions see page 116)

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

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Br B f Caravaggio (USA) - Arya Tara B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs A M O’Brien

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Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

She is bred to stay on the dam’s side, her mother being a winner over 1m 6f in Listed company, but the sire influence of Caravaggio, who has started well with his juveniles, makes her of interest. Star Rating 4

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Br B f Galileo Gold (GB) - Laurentina (GB) B Funcheon Bloodstock Ltd O Cuala Syndicate

She failed to beat a rival home on her racecourse debut at Dundalk earlier in the month and the filly will need to improve a lot to be competitive on this occasion. Star Rating 2 Cuala Bula 14/1 Sam Ewing 8.11 15L last of 6 to Yet (USA) 9.2 DUN 12 MAY mdn 5f Std

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Billy Lee J P Twomey T

She cost £62,000 at the Goffs Orby yearling sale in October and boasts an interesting pedigree with the dam being a half-sister to a Listed winner. Star Rating 4

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Br B f Profitable - Incessant B Cecil and Martin McCracken O Michael O’Callaghan

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Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

A 30,000gns purchase who is from the family of Group performers Cotai Glory and Saffron Beach. She represents a yard who are capable of readying one on debut and any market support should be noted. Star Rating 4

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GALLOW HILL (8)

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Br B f Cotai Glory (GB) - Munaasaba B T Kenny & P Byrne O T Kenny

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0 F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

She finished last on her debut at Navan last Saturday having been upset in the stalls and racing too keenly. The application of a hood is likely to aid her cause but a lot more is required. Star Rating 2 Gallow Hill 25/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 29L last of 10 to The Entertainer 9.7 NAV 15 MAY mdn 5f 162yds Gd

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Br B f Zoffany - Entreat (GB) B Cn Farm Ltd O Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,D Smith,Westerberg

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Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A half-brother to last year’s Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde who cost 580,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 in October. The stable has begun well with their juveniles and she commands the utmost respect. Star Rating 5

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PEPSIWITHACAP (15)

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86 F Gary Carroll J Gavin Cromwell T

Br B f Dawn Approach - Zamid (FR) B Mrs J Norris O Pepsiwithacap Syndicate

She took a decent step forward from her first outing when fourth at Navan earlier in the month and the filly is unlikely to be fazed by testing conditions based on that effort. Star Rating 3 Pepsiwithacap 80/1 G.F. Carroll 9.2 4L 6th of 9 to King Of Bavaria 9.7 NAAS 8 MAY mdn 5f Yld/Sft 40/1 C.D. Maxwell 9.2 12L 8th of 13 to Elliptic 9.2 TIPP 20 APR mdn 5f Yld

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3 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Br B f Fracas - Take Flight B Mrs M Joyce O Mrs Marguerite Joyce & Mrs J S Bolger

She ran with a fair amount of promise when third on debut at Navan last Saturday and this sister to Group 3 winner Smash Williams is expected to come forward from that performance. Star Rating 4 She’s Trouble 6/1 K.J. Manning 9.2 1 1/2L 3 1/2L 3rd to The Entertainer 9.7 NAV 15 MAY 10rn mdn 5f 162yds Gd

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STORMY DUCHESS (FR) (-)

2

Br B f Zarak (FR) - El Cuerpo E L’alma (USA) B Powerstown Stud Ltd O P C Byrne

9

2

(128)

(6) F

Colin Keane J P A Fahy T

Not the most expensive purchase at 18,000gns but the booking of Colin Keane is a noteworthy one with her being related to a few smart individuals, most notably a UAE Group 3 winner on dirt. Star Rating e

Hood worn by No. 5. Probable Starting Prices - 7/4 Heart To Heart (GB), 2/1 She’s Trouble, 7/1 Agartha, 8/1 Eternal Gold, 12/1 Stormy Duchess (FR), 14/1 Dissociate, 16/1 Pepsiwithacap, 25/1 Cuala Bula, 33/1 Gallow Hill

2020 - 1st Dickiedooda 2nd Grammata 3rd Inner Beauty (1 min. 0.8 sec.)

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RACE ONE

CURRAGH COMMENT HEART TO HEART makes plenty of appeal being a half-sister to last year’s Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde and the daughter of Zoffany boasts strong credentials on her racecourse debut for leading connections. She’s Trouble ran on to finish third at Navan when making her debut last week and the extra yardage promises to suit Jim Bolger’s filly, while others worthy of consideration are Agartha and Eternal Gold.

WIN: HEART TO HEART

DANGER: AGARTHA

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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

PRETTY GORGEOUS TRAINER:JosephO’Brien OWNER: John C Oxley SIRE: Lawman (FR) DAM: Lady Gorgeous (GB) BREEDER: E A R L Ecuie Haras Du Cadran Et Al

A tough juvenile who ran five times, this daughter of Lawman hs strong two-year-old form. A winner at Bellestown on debut, she shared strong form with the talented Shale, with the two trading places in races at Leopardstown and the Curragh, culminating in Pretty Gorgeous winning the Debutante Stakes before the form was reversed in the Moyglare. Her best performance as a juvenile came at Newmarket in the Fillies’ Mile, where she overcame significant traffic trouble to run out a smooth winner over Indigo Girl in second, with recent Newmarket 1000 Guineas winner Mother Earth back in third. A horse who should be bang there in all the top races this season, Pretty Gorgeous looks to become the second Irish Classic winner for Joseph O’Brien after the Irish Derby win of Latrobe in 2018.

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MONTJEU

2000 TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP WINNER

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Handled expertly by John Hammond, Montjeu followed up his win in the previous Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe the previous season with a cosy win on seasonal debut in 2000

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THE HEIDER FAMILY STABLES GALLINULE STAKES This race is named after the Irish-based sire Gallinule who became the first English champion sire to spend his entire stud career in Ireland. His progeny included the ‘mare of the century’ Pretty Polly and six Irish Derby winners in seven years. The Gallinule was restricted to three-year-olds from its first running in 1947 until 1992. From 1994 until 2004 older horses were eligible to compete in the race but since then it has been restricted to the classic generation. After being run as a Group 2 for a period, the Gallinule has held Group 3 status since 1998 and it has been held at the Curragh every year apart from the 2001 and 2002 runnings which were staged at Leopardstown. Latrobe, who finished second to Platinum Warrior in the 2018 race, became the first Irish Derby winner to contest the Gallinule since Assert all the way back in 1982. The subsequent Cox Plate winner Adelaide, the now Australian-based Group 1 winner Homesman, the English St Leger hero Leading Light are notable recent winners of the race while Brief Truce won the Gallinule before landing the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. The O’Brien name has been responsible for a number of victories in this race. Vincent trained superstar Alleged to victory in 1977, one of many victories for Lester Piggott who followed up the following year onboard Inkerman, again for Vincent O’Brien. Aidan has trained 16 winners of this race, starting with Johan Cruyff in 1997 and most recently with Constantinople in 2019. O’Brien trained six consecutive winners from 2006 to 2011, with Johnny Murtagh riding three to victory, and in recent years only Dermot Weld, David Wachman and Mick Halford have stopped the O’Brien juggernaut. Joseph trained last year’s winner, Crossfirehurricane.

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Shane Crosse had a great season in 2020 and Crossfirehurricane kicked off a series of wins on racing’s biggest stages. In the maroon and yellow chevrons of the Heider family, Crosse faced five rivals. As a son of Kitten’s Joy, Crossfirehurricane relished the fast conditions and was a breakthrough winner for the Heider family. Given a break after winning at Dundalk in the Patton Stakes, Crossfirehurricane was unbeaten in his career, having won at Limerick on debut and secured back to back wins at Dundalk. Held up in rear, Crossfirehurricane charted wide in the closing stages under Crosse and travelled smoothly into contention, challenging the Aidan O’Brien-trained favourite Mythical two furlongs from home. Ridden down the middle of the track, the winner stayed on well and recorded a comfortable victory over Gold Maze back in second. Refresh your memory of the race with the replay below.

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THE HEIDER FAMILY

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The Curragh would like to acknowledge the generous support of Scott Heider and his family today and celebrate their growing association with horse racing in Ireland. Scott Heider and his family has been involved with racing in Ireland for five years now. The history of the Irish horse is what initially drew them in and caused them to expand their racing operation from the States to Ireland. “It’s just been a fantastic experience for us. We love our partnership with Joseph O’Brien and we’ve been very fortunate to race some talented individuals on Irish racecourses the last few years including Crossfirehurricane, A New Dawn, Take A Deep Breath and our latest winner, an American Pharoah filly named Pista. Horse Racing Ireland has been a pleasure to work with as they always seem to go out of there way to make sure our experience is quite special.” The Heider’s success has been marked with victories on some of racing’s biggest days. Their flagship horse, Crossfirehurricane, won on debut at Limerick and followed that up with three successive victories, notably in the Listed Patton Stakes at Dundalk and then the Gallinule Stakes, which they sponsor today. The talented Pista has also showcased her talent, progressing rapidly under the care of Joseph O’Brien to take the Vinnie Roe Stakes at Leopardstown before following

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up in the Group 2 Park Hill at Doncaster. Her fine three-year-old season ended with a close second behind the smart filly Wonderful Tonight in the Group 1 Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp. “I began racing and breeding thoroughbreds with my father 25 years ago in The States. We’ve enjoyed some terrific times and been blessed with a number of high caliber horses including 2019 Grade I winner “Mia Mischief”. But there’s something extra special about racing in Ireland with it’s incredible history. I’ve enjoyed reading everything I can get my hands on the last few years starting with several biographies about the iconic Vincent O’Brien. I have to admit I’ve developed an appreciation I thought I’d never have Cindy and Scott Heider with racing consultant Tony Lacy (on left) for horse’s over the jumps! It’s safe to say, we’re here to stay racing in Ireland.” The Heider’s affiliation with the Curragh can be found through their welcome sponsorship of the Round Tower Stakes and the Gallinule Stakes, two significant races in the Irish racing calendar.

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SECOND RACE 2.05P.M.

1m 2f

THE HEIDER FAMILY STABLES GALLINULE 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.

RACE TWO

(For Race Conditions see page 116)

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THE HEIDER FAMILY

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

FLYING VISIT (10)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

9

8

(134)

(2)

2219-27 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Br B g Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Fionnuar B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

Disappointed in the Dante earlier this month, but before that got closest to the ante-post Derby favourite in the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown and this battle-hardened three-year-old is foolish to rule out. Winning Range Hvy-SH. Star Rating 4 Flying Visit 2 flat wins r38,940.00 — Handicap Rating 108 K. J. Manning 9.0 10L 7th of 10 to Hurricane Lane 9.0 YORK 13 MAY Group 2 1m 2f 56yds Gd 33/1 HR103 K.J. Manning 9.8 2 1/4L 2nd to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 11 APR 8rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd 7/2Fav HR103 L.T. McAteer 9.8 7 1/2L 9th of 11 to Colfer Kay 8.6 NAAS 7 NOV 20 Ext hcp 6f Hvy

2

ARTURO TOSCANINI (40)

3

Br B c Galileo - Snow Queen B Barronstown Stud O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

9

(TStrap)

5

(131)

(5)

1-8 F Wayne Lordan J A P O’Brien T

Relished testing conditions when making a winning debut over 7f here last autumn, but was well held when reappearing at Newmarket in the Listed Fielden Stakes. Foolish to rule out for a stable with a fine record in this contest. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 Arturo Toscanini 1 flat win r9,735.00 C — Handicap Rating 91 R. L. Moore 9.0 (TS) 27L last of 8 to Highland Avenue 9.0 NEWMARKET 13 APR Listed 1m 1f Gd 9/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 won 1/2L nk from Emporio 9.2 and Earlswood (GB) 9.5 here 2 NOV 20 17rn mdn 7f Hvy 1min 33sec

3

EARLSWOOD (GB) (17)

3

9

5

Br B c Pivotal (GB) - Field of Miracles B Cheveley Park Stud Limited O Glyn Davies

(131)

(10)

573-13 F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Off the mark in a heavy ground Navan maiden on his penultimate start, he wasn’t disgraced when having his first try at this trip in the Dee Stakes earlier this month. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 Earlswood (GB) 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 98 Ben Coen 9.0 1L 2 3/4L 3rd to El Drama 9.0 CHESTER 6 MAY 7rn Listed 1m 2f 70yds Gd /Sft 15/8 B.M. Coen 9.7 won 2 1/4L hd from Too Nice 9.7 and Lakomet Of Saints (FR) 9.7 NAV 27 MAR 16rn mdn 1m Hvy 1min 58.8sec 14/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.5 1/2L nk 3rd to Arturo Toscanini 9.5 here 2 NOV 20 17rn mdn 7f Hvy

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ERZINDJAN (14)

3

9

5

(131)

(8)

614-712 F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

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

This Lope De Vega cold has been in great form of late, winning at Gowran before going close in the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown last time. One to note. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 4 Erzindjan 2 flat wins r20,945.00 — Handicap Rating 106 7/1 HR98 O.J. Orr 9.0 1 1/4L 2nd to Maker Of Kings 9.11 LEP 9 MAY 8rn Group 3 1m Gd 9/2 HR91 C.T. Keane 9.6 won 2 3/4L 1L from Laelaps 9.6 and Vafortino 9.4 GOW 8 APR 6rn 1m Sft 1min 44.7sec 3/1 HR91 C.T. Keane 9.1 7L 7th of 11 to Amazed By Grace (GB) 8.4 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 7f Sft/Hvy

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HECTOR DE MARIS (33)

3

9

5

(131)

(6)

33021-5 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Br B c Camelot (GB) - Frequential (GB) B Lynch Bages Ltd & Longfield Stud O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Finished last season with some smart performances in handicap company and wasn’t disgraced in a Listed event at Epsom on his return last month. Can’t be ignored representing a master trainer. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 Hector De Maris 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 94 R. L. Moore 9.1 (H) 5L 5th of 8 to Wirko (GER) 9.1 EPSOM DOWNS 20 APR Listed 1m 2f 17yds Gd 11/2Fav HR83 J.A. Heffernan 9.6 won 2 1/2L 3/4L from Dreams Delivered 8.6 and True Artist 9.2 NAAS 1 NOV 20 14rn hcp 7f Hvy 1min 39.6sec 4/1Fav HR80 J.A. Heffernan 9.12 2L 2nd to Benaud 9.11 LEP 17 OCT 20 16rn Ext hcp 1m Yld

6

MATCHLESS (42)

3

Br B c Galileo - Bye Bye Birdie B Coolmore O Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier

9

(Blinkers)

5

(131)

(7)

41-9 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

The Galileo colt was doing his best work at the finish of his reappearance over 7f and that suggests the move up in distance could suit here. Now tried in first-time blinkers and can’t be underestimated. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Matchless 1 flat win r8,850.00 — Handicap Rating 97 20/1 HR92 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 5 1/2L 9th of 12 to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 11 APR Listed 7f Gd 10/11Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.7 won 1/2L 1 1/4L from Laelaps 9.7 and Larado (FR) 9.7 LIST 22 SEP 20 7rn mdn 7f Gd 1min 30.7sec 15/2 J.A. Heffernan 9.7 hd 2 1/4L 1 1/4L 4th to Toshizou 9.7 TIPP 14 SEP 20 15rn mdn 7f 100yds Gd/Yld

7

MAX MAYHEM (GB) (12)

3

9

5

(131)

(4)

8-21 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br B c New Bay (GB) - Maybe Grace B Ms H O’Connor O Hayley B O’Connor & C Acheson

A New Bay colt, who cost 40,000 euros and got off the mark at the third attempt when pulling away readily over this distance at Roscommon earlier this month. Could have more to come. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Max Mayhem (GB) 1 flat win r12,390.00 4/6Fav D.P. McDonogh 9.4 won 4 1/4L 1L from Vera Verto 9.4 and Port Sunlight 9.4 ROS 11 MAY 4rn 1m 2f 48yds Yld 2min 21.5sec 2/1Fav S.M. Crosse 9.7 3/4L 2nd to Ottoman Emperor 9.7 CK 23 APR 13rn mdn 1m 2f 40yds Gd 22/1 S.M. Crosse 9.7 (H) 9L 8th of 18 to Taipan (FR) 9.7 NAAS 1 NOV 20 mdn 1m Hvy

8

SNAPRAETEREA (7)

3

9

5

(131)

(9)

634-041 F Gary Halpin J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br B c Buratino - Snap Alam B J P Farrell O J P Farrell

Landed his third career success in a Nass Listed event earlier this month and the Buratino colt is interesting trying this distance for the first time. He is part of a strong team assembled by his trainer for this contest. Winning Range GY-Gd. Star Rating 4 Snapraeterea 3 flat wins r51,330.00 — Handicap Rating 105 5/2Fav HR103 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 won 1/2L 1 1/2L from Lustown Baba 9.11 and Njord 9.13 NAAS 16 MAY 7rn Listed 7f Sft 1min 33.1sec 14/1 HR105 D.P. McDonogh 8.13 1 1/4L nk 2L 4th to Maker Of Kings 9.11 LEP 9 MAY 8rn Group 3 1m Gd 22/1 HR105 S.M. Crosse 9.5 6 1/2L 11th of 12 to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 11 APR Listed 7f Gd

9

TAIPAN (FR) (14)

3

Br B c Frankel (GB) - Kenzadargent (FR) B Chasemore Farm LLP O Ms Fiona Carmichael

9

5

(131)

(1)

1-35 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

A winner over 1m on heavy ground at Naas on debut last October and has performed with credit behind the ante-post Derby favourite in two appearances over this trip so far this term. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 4 Taipan (FR) 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 105 5/1 S. Foley 9.5 7 1/4L 5th of 7 to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 9 MAY Group 3 1m 2f Gd 5/1 S. Foley 9.5 2 1/4L ns 3rd to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 11 APR 8rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd 7/1 S. Foley 9.7 won 1/2L 1 1/2L from Team Of Firsts (GB) 9.7 and Rave N Contagion 9.7 NAAS 1 NOV 20 18rn mdn 1m Hvy 1min 53.3sec

10 VAFORTINO (45)

3

Br B c New Bay (GB) - Arbaah (USA) B China Horse Club O Venice Consulting S A & Gilberto Gambini

9

5

(131)

(3)

66133-3 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

A two-time winner, who has been an ultra-consistent performer for connections in his short career to date. Sure to run a solid race, but may be vulnerable from a win perspective. Winning Range YS-Gd. Star Rating 3 Vafortino 2 flat wins r32,155.00 — Handicap Rating 99 11/4 HR101 M.P. Sheehy 9.4 2 3/4L 1L 3rd to Erzindjan 9.6 GOW 8 APR 6rn 1m Sft 6/1 HR99 D.P. McDonogh 9.11 1 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Ecliptical 9.3 NAAS 18 OCT 20 16rn 7f Sft 9/4 HR99 D.P. McDonogh 9.5 1L 1/2L 3rd to Sweet Gardenia (GB) 9.0 TIPP 3 OCT 20 7rn Listed 7f 100yds Yld/Sft

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RACE TWO

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Blinkers worn by No. 6. TStrap worn by No. 2. Probable Starting Prices - 5/2 Erzindjan, 3/1 Snapraeterea, 7/1 Taipan (FR), 8/1 Flying Visit, 10/1 Earlswood (GB), Matchless, Vafortino, 12/1 Max Mayhem (GB), 14/1 Arturo Toscanini, Hector De Maris

RACE TWO

2020 - 1st Crossfirehurricane (USA) 2nd Gold Maze (GB) 3rd Sherpa (2 min. 8.4 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT Aidan O’Brien has won this seven times since 2010 and his trio of Matchless, Arturo Toscanini and Hector De Maris are foolish to rule out, while recent winners Max Mayhem and Snapraeterea look the pick of Joseph O’Brien’s squad. There was a lot to like about Earlswood’s first attempt at this trip in the Dee Stakes, with Erzindjan also noted trying this distance for the first time. However, the answer to this competitive event could lie with the experience of FLYING VISIT, who was second to the highly-regarded Bolshoi Ballet in the Ballysax Stakes on his penultimate start and can leave his disappointing run in the Dante in the past. Taipan was a nose behind the selection in third in that Leopardstown contest and can also be thereabouts.

WIN: FLYING VISIT

DANGER: MATCHLESS

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ATTRACTION 2004 TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS WINNER

Attraction proved all the doubters wrong to become a champion filly. In 2004 she became the first filly to do the Newmarket-Curragh Guineas double and followed up with three further Group 1 wins.

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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

BROOME TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien OWNER: M Matsushima/Mrs Magnier/ M Tabor/D Smith SIRE: Australia (GB) DAM: Sweepstake (IRE) BREEDER: Epona Bloodstock Ltd

Broome seemed to have the world at his hooves when winning the Ballysax and the Derby Trial at Leopardstown in spring of 2019 and was only beaten half a length in a blanket finish at Epsom. Things didn’t go to plan in 2020, as he suffered with a setback and couldn’t find his form in two runs at Newmarket and Ascot. However, he has been rejuvenated by the return to Ireland and has notched up three impressive wins. An easy win in the Listed Devoy stakes at Naas was followed with back to back wins at the Curragh, firstly in the Group 3 Alleged Stakes and recently in the Group 2 Mooresbridge. Aidan O’Brien charted a similar path with Magical and other types, with the spring target always the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

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SAOIRE

2005 TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS WINNER

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Few stories of Irish Guineas winners are as good as Saoire. The Welsh-bred daughter of Pivotal was purchased for just 4,000 guineas sent into training with Frances Crowley, wife of Pat Smullen. She won her maiden at the second time of asking and progressed into a fine three-year-old, finishing sixth in the Newmarket 1000 Guineas before winning the Irish version. Ridden by Mick Kinane, Saoire was always towards the head of the field and made her challenge early. She was closely pressed by Penkenna Princess under Seb Sanders but held on in the dying strides to win for Crowley, making her the first woman to officially train the winner of an Irish Classic.

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THE TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP The Tattersalls Gold Cup was granted Group 1 status in 1999 and since then it has become established as one of the most significant contents for older horses in the opening months of the European racing season. One of the most memorable winners in those early years as a Group 1 was undoubtedly the great Montjeu. Trained by John Hammond in France, the son of Sadler’s Wells arrived at The Curragh for the 2000 renewal of the race having already won the Prix du Jockey Club, the Irish Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe the previous season. Sent off at 1/3, he didn’t disappoint under Mick Kinane, showing a fine turn of foot to escape a pocket in the closing stages and run out the comfortable winner. 2005 produced a sensational renewal of the race that saw the five-time Group 1 winner Bago come over from France to race against the pick of the Irish colts in the shape of the Dermot Weld-trained Grey Swallow and the John Oxx-trained Azamour. In what was an enthralling contest, it was the previous season’s Irish Derby winner Grey Swallow that succeeded in holding off the brave bid of Bago in a tremendous finish. Andre Fabre saddled his only winner of this race in 2006, when Hurricane Run landed the spoils in the hands of Kieren Fallon. The four-year-old had won the Irish Derby here during his Classic campaign and finished that season with victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Fallon was also in the saddle for this victory as he made all on the colt, stretching clear of the smart filly Alexander Goldrun to win by seven lengths at the finish. Since it’s elevation to Group 1 status, only two horses have succeeded in winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup on two separate occasions. The first was the Aidan O’Brien trained So You Think. The son of High Chaparral arrived to Ireland with a huge reputation having won five Group 1s in Australia for Bart Cummings and he consolidated his position as an international star by winning the 2011 and 2012 renewals of the Tattersalls Gold Cup in great style.

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The second two-time winner of the race was the Roger Charlton-trained Al Kazeem. The son of Dubawi got the better of Camelot to win the 2013 renewal and he came back to the Curragh two years later to beat Fascinating Rock, Postponed and The Grey Gatsby in an epic renewal of the race. This performance was even more remarkable as he had been retired to stud following his five-year-old campaign and to get the horse right back to his best was some achievement for trainer Roger Charlton. The Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup was included in the top fifteen highest rated races in the world last year following the victory of Magical for the second successive year. Magical charted a unique route to the race last year, as due to rescheduling she was able to take in the Pretty Polly Stakes on her first start of the season before heading to this race. Ridden by Wayne Lordan, Magical made all the running and ran out a comfortable winner, beating stablemate Sir Dragonet into second with Irish St Leger winner Search For A Song back in third. Successive wins at the Curragh launced Magical’s season, after which she went on to win the Irish Champion Stakes and be placed in Group 1’s at Ascot, Keeneland and Sha Tin. Take a look back on the 2020 renewal with the video below.

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THIRD RACE 2.40P.M.

1m 2f

THE TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP OF W300,000 (GROUP 1)

One Mile Two Furlongs and 110 Yards (2,100 metres) Gold Cup Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r177000; Second: r60000; Third: r30000; Fourth: r15000; Fifth: r9000; Sixth: r6000.

(For Race Conditions see page 116)

RACE SPONSOR

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RACE THREE

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BROOME (20)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

9

5

(131)

(1)

6-40-111 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

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

Classy middle distance type who is 3-3 this season for his top connections; two of those successes came here and he has won on soft ground in the past. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 5 Broome 6 flat wins r216,113.00 C — Handicap Rating 114 Groom - David Hickey 4/9Fav HR115 R.L. Moore 9.5 won 2L 4 1/2L from Helvic Dream 9.5 and Twilight Payment 9.8 here 3 MAY 6rn Group 2 1m 2f Yld 2min 10.8sec 1/2Fav HR115 R.L. Moore 9.5 won 1/2L 2 3/4L from Thundering Nights 9.5 and Up Helly Aa 9.5 here 17 APR 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd 2min 5.4sec 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

2

HELVIC DREAM (20)

4

9

5

(131)

(2)

318-842 F Colin Keane J Noel Meade T

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

Goes well in the mud and shaped well when second behind Broome here earlier this month, though he was a couple of lengths behind on that occasion and needs more to reverse the form. Winning Range Hvy-Sfy. Star Rating 3 Groom - Emma Murray Helvic Dream 3 flat wins r56,070.00 C — Handicap Rating 108 15/2 HR108 C.T. Keane 9.5 2L 2nd to Broome 9.5 here 3 MAY 6rn Group 2 1m 2f Yld 18/1 HR109 C.T. Keane 9.8 1/2L 2 3/4L nk 4th to Broome 9.5 here 17 APR 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd 10/1 HR110 C.T. Keane 9.12 15L 8th of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft

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SERPENTINE (218)

4

Br Ch c Galileo - Remember When B Coolmore O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

9

(CPiece)

5

(131)

(6)

0-51144- F Wayne Lordan J A P O’Brien T

Derby hero almost a year ago but he did get first run there and hasn’t looked nearly as good in Group 1 company the last twice, though a prominent ride could suit once more. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Groom - Wieslaw Kwasnaik Serpentine 2 flat wins r342,438.20 C — Handicap Rating 120 William Buick 9.1 (CP) 2 1/4L 1/2L 3 1/2L 4th to Addeybb 9.5 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 10rn Group 1 1m 1f 212yds Sft Christophe Soumillon 9.3 (CP) 2 1/2L s/hd 1 3/4L 4th to Mogul (GB) 9.3 PARISLONGCHAMP 13 SEP 20 10rn Group 1 1m 4f Gd Emmet McNamara 9.0 (CP) won 5 1/2L 1/2L from Khalifa Sat 9.0 and Amhran Na Bhfiann 9.0 EPSOM DOWNS 4 JUL 20 16rn Group 1 1m 4f 6yds Gd 2min 34.4sec

4

SUNCHART (GB) (28)

4

9

5

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(4)

8228-2u F Andrew Slattery J Andrew Slattery T

Br B g Teofilo - Hometime (GB) B Newsells Park Stud O P Garvey

Often runs with credit when the rain falls, but he unseated his rider at Navan last month and probably warrants a wide berth now despite never showing such tendencies in the past. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 2 Sunchart (GB) 1 flat win r8,865.00 — Handicap Rating 106 Groom - Jordan Purtill 4/1 HR106 A.J. Slattery 9.5 u.r. in race won by Baron Samedi (GB) 9.10 NAV 25 APR 6rn Group 3 1m 6f Gd 18/1 HR106 A.J. Slattery 9.7 3 1/2L 2nd to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR 12rn Listed 1m 2f Sft Andrew Slattery 9.1 10L 8th of 11 to Galileo Chrome 9.1 DONCASTER 12 SEP 20 Group 1 1m 6f 115yds Gd

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Australia (GB) Ouija Board (GB)

BROOME (IRE)

Acclamation (GB) Sweepstake (IRE) Dust Flicker (GB) Oasis Dream (GB) Power (GB) Frappe (IRE)

HELVIC DREAM (IRE)

Danehill Dancer (IRE) Rachevie (IRE) Challow Hills (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

SERPENTINE (IRE)

Danehill Dancer (IRE) Remember When (IRE) Lagrion (USA) Galileo (IRE) Teofilo (IRE) Speirbhean (IRE)

SUNCHART (GB)

Dubai Destination (USA) Hometime (GB) Red Slippers (USA)

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Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Selection Board Royal Applause (GB) Princess Athena Suave Dancer (USA) Galaxie Dust (USA) Green Desert (USA) Hope (IRE) Inchinor (GB) Glatisant (GB) Danehill (USA) Mira Adonde (USA) Woodman (USA) Cascassi (USA) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danehill (USA) Mira Adonde (USA) Diesis Wrap It Up Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Saviour (USA) Kingmambo (USA) Mysterial (USA) Nureyev (USA) Morning Devotion (USA)

RACE THREE

Galileo (IRE)


5

TIGER MOTH (201)

4

9

5

(131)

(5)

3-1212- F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Br B c Galileo - Lesson In Humility B Coolmore O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Melbourne Cup runner-up who looked progressive last season, finishing second in the Irish Derby here and landing a Group 3 at Leopardstown in September; might prefer a sounder surface though. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 4 Groom - Tiago Rodriquez Tiger Moth 2 flat wins r67,850.00 — Handicap Rating 116 Kerrin McEvoy 8.4 1/2L 2nd to Twilight Payment 8.10 FLEMINGTON 3 NOV 20 23rn hcp Group 1 2m Gd 5/6Fav HR113 R.L. Moore 9.3 won 4L nk from Silence Please 9.0 and Up Helly Aa 9.11 LEP 12 SEP 20 12rn Group 3 1m 4f Gd 2min 33.5sec 11/1 E.J. McNamara 9.2 hd 2nd to Santiago 9.2 here 27 JUN 20 14rn Group 1 1m 4f Gd

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CAYENNE PEPPER (197)

4

RACE THREE

9

2

(128)

(3)

4-22210- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br Ch f Australia (GB) - Muwakaba (USA) B G H S Bloodstock & J C Bloodstock O Mrs S Kelly

Ran well in defeat numerous times last season before scoring over C&D in Group 2 company last September, though he did flop at Keeneland in November and the market vibes could prove revealing. Winning Range GY-GF. Star Rating 3 Groom - Aoife McLoughlin Cayenne Pepper 4 flat wins r170,686.00 C — Handicap Rating 115 S. Foley 8.8 7L 10th of 13fn, 14rn to Audarya (FR) 8.12 KEENELAND 7 NOV 20 Group 1 1m 1f 110yds Frm 3/1 HR110 S. Foley 9.2 won 4L 1 1/2L from Amma Grace 9.2 and Thundering Nights 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 11rn Group 2 1m 2f Gd 2min 9.1sec 11/10Fav HR110 S. Foley 9.1 1 3/4L 2nd to Tarnawa 9.11 CK 8 AUG 20 9rn Group 3 1m 4f Gd

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SEARCH FOR A SONG (9)

5

9

2

(128)

(7)

6p312-2 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Br Ch f Galileo - Polished Gem B Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd O Moyglare Stud Farm

Talented stayer who can’t be fully dismissed, though this trip is probably a minimum for her and she might simply be using this test as a springboard towards other targets in the summer. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 3 Groom - Carlos Athilas Vieira Search For A Song 4 flat wins r621,499.70 C — Handicap Rating 116 4/1 HR116 O.J. Orr 9.7 (H) 3 1/2L 2nd to Emperor Of The Sun 9.7 LEP 14 MAY 6rn Listed 1m 6f Gd/Yld Oisin Murphy 9.4 (H) 7 1/2L 2nd to Trueshan (FR) 9.7 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 13rn Group 2 1m 7f 209yds Sft 7/1 HR115 O.J. Orr 9.8 (H) won 2L nk from Fujaira Prince 9.11 and Twilight Payment 9.11 here 13 SEP 20 8rn Group 1 1m 6f Gd 3min 6.5sec

8

TRUE SELF (92)

8

9

2

(128)

(8)

46001-1 F Hollie Doyle J W P Mullins T

Br B f Oscar - Good Thought B Don Cantillon O Three Mile House & OTI Partnership

Typically-solid dual-purpose type for Willie Mullins and landed a big pot in Saudi Arabia three months ago under Hollie Doyle, so it wouldn’t be a shock if she outran her forecast odds. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 4 Groom - Elena Ustinova True Self 7 flat wins r769,224.90 4 N.H. wins r58,192.00 D — Handicap Rating 110 Hollie Doyle 8.9 won 1 1/4L 4 3/4L from Channel Maker (CAN) 9.0 and Emirates Knight 9.0 RIYADH 20 FEB 12rn 1m 2f 110yds Gd /Frm 2min 10.5sec Hugh Bowman 9.1 won 1L 1L from Pondus (GB) 9.3 and Chapada (AUS) 9.2 FLEMINGTON 7 NOV 20 10rn hcp Group 3 1m 5f Gd 2min 44.9sec Declan Bates 8.3 6 1/4L 13th of 18 to Verry Elleegant (NZ) 8.9 CAULFIELD 17 OCT 20 hcp Group 1 1m 4f Gd /Sft

CPiece worn by No. 3. Probable Starting Prices - 5/4 Broome, 5/1 Tiger Moth, 6/1 Serpentine, Cayenne Pepper, 8/1 Helvic Dream, 12/1 Search For A Song, 14/1 True Self, 33/1 Sunchart (GB)

2020 - 1st Magical 2nd Sir Dragonet 3rd Search For A Song (2 min. 10.39 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT BROOME has looked impressive in three starts so far this season, winning all of them, and could continue on the upwards curve over a C&D that suits him well. The son of Australia has form on soft ground and could justify likely favouritism. Tiger Moth returns to action after finishing second in the Melbourne Cup and could run with credit for a long way now dropping in distance, while Riyadh scorer True Self is interesting on her comeback run.

WIN: BROOME

DANGER: TRUE SELF

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Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

TIGER MOTH (IRE)

Mujadil (USA) Lesson In Humility (IRE) Vanity (IRE) Galileo (IRE) Australia (GB) Ouija Board (GB)

CAYENNE PEPPER (IRE)

Elusive Quality (USA) Muwakaba (USA) Saleela (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

SEARCH FOR A SONG (IRE)

Danehill (USA) Polished Gem (IRE) Trusted Partner (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Oscar (IRE) Snow Day (FR)

TRUE SELF (IRE)

Mukaddamah (USA) Good Thought (IRE) Only Great

HORSE WELFARE - A PRIORITY

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Storm Bird (CAN) Vallee Secrete (USA) Thatching Penny Fan (GB) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Selection Board Gone West (USA) Touch of Greatness (USA) Nureyev (USA) Allegretta Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danzig (USA) Razyana (USA) Affirmed (USA) Talking Picture (USA) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Reliance II Vindaria (USA) Storm Bird (CAN) Tash (USA) Simply Great (FR) Enterprisor

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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RACE THREE

Sadler’s Wells (USA)


CURRAGH CONTENDERS

NO SPEAK ALEXANDER TRAINER: Jessica Harrington OWNER: Charles, Noel & Paul Callaghan SIRE: Shalaa (IRE) DAM: Rapacity Alexander (IRE) BREEDER: Mountarmstrong Stud

No Speak Alexander enhanced her credentials for this race when winning the Athasi Stakes on her seasonal debut, beating some older mares in the process. She led home a 1-2 for trainer Jessica Harrington with Zaffy’s Pride back in second, and the manner of her win over the seven furlongs puts her right in the frame for this fillies Classic. A winner on her second start at Roscommon, she showed progress from her juvenile campaign and was a fine winner under Shane Foley, who kept his mount always prominent on the front end and used her confirmed stamina over the trip to commit for home early. She took the lead a furlong from the finish and had to be kept up to her work under Foley, but she responded well to her rider’s urgings and kept on strongly to run away again at the finish and win by a length and a half.

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Trained by Dermot Weld, owned his mother by Marguerite and ridden by Pat Smullen in all of her starts, Nightime was an emphatic winner of the 2006 renewal of the fillies Classic. A six length winner, her class has shone through as a broodmare, as the dam of Zhukova and Ghaiyyath

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The second horse to do the Newmarket-Curragh double, Finsceal Beo secured a memorable victory for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning in 2007

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THE TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS PREVIEW A high-class juvenile last season, Pretty Gorgeous makes her belated seasonal reappearance in this afternoon’s Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas. Her three victories last year included a course success in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes over seven furlongs and her campaign culminated with a half-length win in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Forced to miss the English equivalent (due to an unsatisfactory scope), her form was well advertised as Mother Earth, third in the Fillies’ Mile, was victorious, and she has since finished runner-up in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp. That Fillies’ Mile form was also franked by fourth home Dubai Fountain, who ran out a ready winner of the Cheshire Oaks, and by Snowfall (7th) who won the Musidora at York. Joseph O’Brien has had three weeks to get his Lawman filly back to her best, and it is worth remembering that her two standout performances as a two-year-old came on soft ground, so she will not be inconvenienced should the weather forecast be correct. Based on last year’s form, she is very much the one to beat. The twice that Pretty Gorgeous did lose last season came at the hands of Shale, but with Donnacha O’Brien’s Galileo filly not being declared, Messrs Smith, Magnier and Tabor will be relying on Joan Of Arc. Following her sixth in the 1,000 Guineas Trial (one place behind Shale) she made all to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas Trial in comfortable fashion. Another daughter of Galileo, that was her first try at a mile, and being a full-sister to dual 2,000 Guineas winner Gleneagles (completed the Newmarket-Irish double in 2015) and Irish 1,000 winner Marvellous, she certainly has the pedigree for this race. She appeared to relish the extra furlong last time and had won a maiden at this track on reappearance, so has course form in the book, too. Having run just once as a juvenile, she was certainly entitled to be open to a lot more improvement than most this season. Aidan O’Brien – trainer of Joan Of Arc – is bidding for a tenth win in the race, and a fourth in the past five years. O’Brien also runs Empress Josephine and Friendly, whilst Pretty Gorgeous is joined by stable-mates Sense Of Style and Thinking Of You, so six of the 14-strong field are trained by either Aidan or son, Joseph.

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Form of the Newmarket 1000 Guineas is represented by English-raider Fev Rover, who hails from the North Yorkshire stable of Richard Fahey. Like Pretty Gorgeous, she has a two-year-old defeat of Dubai Fountain to her name (Listed event at Sandown) and confirmed her versatility in terms of ground when winning a Group 2 at Deauville. Ridden positively throughout at Newmarket, she travelled enthusiastically in first-time cheekpieces and finished strongly having briefly looked like she might be swallowed up. Easier ground and a flatter track should help, and that is the single best piece of three-year-old form on offer. Of the remainder, Miss Amulet is another who has yet to run this season, but boasts smart form from her two-year-old season, notably when winning the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York. On a strict line through runner-up Sacred, she has a bit to find with Pretty Gorgeous and testing ground might stretch her stamina beyond breaking point.

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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

MISS AMULET TRAINER: Ken Condon OWNER: DMrs Doreen Tabor SIRE: Sir Prancealot (IRE) DAM: Shena’s Dream (IRE) BREEDER: Ringfort Stud

A talented juvenile, Miss Amulet makes her seasonal reappearance in preparation for what could be a fine three-year-old campaign. A winner at Cork on her third start, the daughter of Sir Prancealot progressed to win a Listed race at Naas before heading over to York for the Lowther Stakes. Ridden perfectly by James Doyle, Miss Amulet did well to beat the classy Sacred and a host of good fillies in what was a good renewal of the Group 2. Purchased by Doreen Tabor, Miss Amulet was then sent to Newmarket for the Cheveley Park Stakes, where she finished a fine second under Ryan Moore, having been sent off favourite. She continued her travels with a trip to Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup, where she ran well to be third behind subsequent 1000 Guineas winner Mother Earth. 64


THE TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS (GROUP 1) This race was inaugurated a year after the Irish 2000 Guineas and the first running in 1922 was won by Lady Violette and she was ridden by Morny Wing who remains the most successful jockes in the race’s history with seven victories. Wing’s last success came a quarter of a century after his first as he teamed up with Hubert Hartigan to take the 1947 running with Sea Symphony. Only four fillies have completed the English-Irish 1,000 Guineas double. The first to do so was Attraction in 2004 and she was followed by Finsceal Beo (2007), Winter (2017) and Hermosa (2019). Finsceal Beo came within a head of completing the near inconceivable treble of the English-French-Irish Guineas hat-trick. The 20/1 success of Classic Park in 1997 is particularly noteworthy as it was the first classic success for Aidan O’Brien. There have been 28 English-trained winners of the race while the last of the four French trained successes came when Olivier Douieb’s L’Attrayante justified 4/1 favouritism in 1983. In recent years, Irish racing’s biggest names have tasted success in this race, with Aidan O’Brien winning in 2014, 2019 and 2020, Jessica Harrington winning in 2018 with Alpha Centauri and Jim Bolger landing the spoils in 2015 with Pleascach.

WINNERS SINCE 1999 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

HORSE Peaceful Hermosa Alpha Centauri Winter Jet Setting Pleascach Marvellous Just The Judge Samitar Misty For Me Bethrah Again Halfway To Heaven Finsceal Beo Nightime Saoire Attraction Yesterday Gossamer Imagine Crimplene Hula Angel

TRAINER A. P. O’Brien A. P. O’Brien Mrs. J. Harrington A. P. O’Brien A. Keatley J. S. Bolger A. P. O’Brien C. Hills M. Channon A. P. O’Brien D. Weld D. Wachman A. P. O’Brien J. S. Bolger D. Weld Mrs F. Crowley M. Johnston A. P. O’Brien L.. Cumani A. P. O’Brien C. Brittain B. Hills

JOCKEY S. Heffernan R. Moore C. O’Donoghue R. Moore S. Foley K. Manning R. Moore J. Spencer M. Harley S. Heffernan P. Smullen J. Murtagh S. Heffernan K. Manning P. Smullen M. Kinane K. Darley M. Kinane J. Spencer S. Heffernan P. Robinson M. Hills

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OWNER Smith/Magnier/Tabor Smith/Magnier/Tabor Niarchos Family Smith/Magnier/Tabor Equinegrowthpartners Syndicate Mrs. J. S. Bolger Smith/Magnier/Tabor Qatar Racing Ltd/Sangster Family M. Schwartz Smith/Magnier/Tabor H. Al Maktoum Smith/Magnier/Tabor Smith/Magnier/Tabor M. Ryan Mrs. C. Weld J. Joyce Duke Of Roxburghe Mrs. J. Magnier The Leigh Family Mrs J. Magnier S. M. Al Maktoum J. Fleming


€400,000 IN PRIZE MONEY 1ST - €232,000 2ND - €80,000 3RD - €40,000

THE TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS

DISTANCE 1 MILE (1,609 METRES)

WHAT ARE GUINEAS? Guineas were a currency used from the 1600’s to the 1800’s. Used in Great Britain, Guineas were phased out with the introduction of the pound and was a niche currency with it’s use only common in legal fields and livestock auctions. A guinea is equivalent to £1.05. LEGENDARY HORSE

ATTRACTION 2004 WINNER

1m

LADY VIOLETTE WON THE FIRST RENEWAL IN 1922 WHAT IS THE RECORD OF ENGLISH HORSES? The last English-trained winner was the Charlie Hills-trained Just The Judge in 2013 under Jamie Spencer, the same team that combined to win the 2019 Irish 2,000 Guineas. Mick Channon continued his love affair with the Curragh by saddling the 2012 winner Samitar, while further back Luca Cumani sent out 2002 winner Gossamer under a younger Jamie Spencer. The likes of Sir Michael Stoute, David Elsworth, Ian Balding, Barry Hills and John Dunlop all saddled winners of this race in the 80’s and 90’s, with Henry Cecil winning the 1973 renewal with Cloonagh under rider Greville Starkey.

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WHO HAS DONE THE NEWMRKETCURRAGH DOUBLE?

LEADING TRAINER

AIDAN O’BRIEN 9 WINS

Attraction (2004) Finsceal Beo (2007) Winter (2017) Hermosa (2019)

WHAT IS A CLASSIC? The Classics are five Group 1 races which are all run at the Curragh. Four of the five races are restricted to three-year-olds, and showcase the best horses of the three-yearold generation which shape the breed of the throughbred horse. The five races are the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas, the Irish Derby, the Irish Oaks and the Irish St Leger. The Irish Classics are slightly different to the other European Classics, as the Irish St Leger is not age restricted, so is open to horses aged three and older.

WHO ARE TATTERSALLS? Tattersalls are Europe’s largest bloodstock auctioneers and the world’s oldest, dating back to 1766. From their base at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, Tattersalls offers more than 5,000 thoroughbreds each year and host the most prestigious bloodstock sales, notably the October Yearling Sale which sees millions spent on racing’s next best prospects.

LEGENDARY HORSE

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FOURTH RACE 3.15P.M. THE TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS OF W400,000 (GROUP 1)

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r228000; Second: r80000; Third: r40000; Fourth: r20000; Fifth: r12000; Sixth: r8000; Seventh: r4000; Eighth: r4000.

(For Race Conditions see page 116)

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TRIFECTA RACE

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BELLE IMAGE (12)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

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(lbs)

Draw

3

9

2

(128)

(8)

6310-52 F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

Br B f Kodi Bear - Semblance (GB) B Mark Hanly & Stephanie Hanly O John Lavery

Comprehensively beaten on her comeback run in Group 3 company and this is much tougher than when runner-up at Killarney last time. Forecast long odds reflect her chances this afternoon. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 1 Belle Image 1 flat win r16,520.00 C — Handicap Rating 94 Groom - Marie McCarthy 5/1 HR94 R.C. Colgan 9.6 4 1/4L 2nd to La Petite Coco 9.0 KILL 11 MAY 10rn 1m 31yds Sft 33/1 HR85 R.C. Colgan 8.13 5L 5th of 8 to No Speak Alexander 8.13 here 3 MAY Group 3 7f Yld/Sft 5/1 HR88 R.C. Colgan 9.4 22L 14th of 16 to Ecliptical 9.3 NAAS 18 OCT 20 7f Sft

2

EMPRESS JOSEPHINE (18)

3

9

2

(128)

(13)

102 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Br B f Galileo - Lillie Langtry B Coolmore O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Naas maiden winner first time out and bounced back from a disappointing Leopardstown display when runner-up in Listed company at Gowran latest. Needs to improve again to be competitive here, though. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Groom - Trevor O’Neill Empress Josephine 1 flat win r8,260.00 D — Handicap Rating 101 3/1 W.M. Lordan 8.11 2 3/4L 2nd to Too Soon To Panic 9.11 GOW 5 MAY 7rn Listed 1m 1f 100yds Yld 4/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 8 1/4L 10th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd 3/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 won 1 1/4L 1/2L from New York Angel 9.2 and Ahandfulofsummers 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR 19rn mdn 1m Hvy 1min 54.3sec

3

FANTASY LADY (14)

3

Br Gr f Dark Angel - Warshah B Yeomanstown Stud O Martin Schwartz & Genesis Thoroughbreds Club

9

2

(B,T)

(128)

(1)

421-45 F Billy Lee J P Twomey T

Progressive as a juvenile, ending last season with a Listed victory over course and distance, but slightly disappointing in both starts so far this year and is now fitted with blinkers and a tongue-tie. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Groom - Josh Cahil Fantasy Lady 1 flat win r22,125.00 CD — Handicap Rating 99 5/1 HR101 W.J. Lee 9.2 4 1/2L 5th of 11 to Joan Of Arc 9.2 LEP 9 MAY Group 3 1m Gd 2/1 HR102 W.J. Lee 8.10 1 3/4L 2L hd 4th to Epona Plays 10.2 NAAS 28 MAR 8rn Group 3 1m Sft 10/1 W.J. Lee 9.2 won s/hd 2 1/2L from Sense Of Style 9.2 and La Joconde 9.2 here 11 OCT 20 12rn Listed 1m Sft 1min 48.9sec

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FEV ROVER (21)

3 (CPiece)

Br B f Gutaifan - Laurelita B Manister House Stud O Nick Bradley Racing 43 & Partner

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2

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22114-3 F Paul Hanagan J Richard Fahey (in GB) T

A smart juvenile, winning in Group 2 company over 7f at Deauville last August. Made a fine return, when equipped with cheekpieces (worn today), in the English 1000 Guineas and holds leading claims here. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 5 Fev Rover 2 flat wins r63,821.00 — Handicap Rating 108 Groom - Helen Hamilton P. Hanagan 9.0 (CP) 1L nk 3rd to Mother Earth 9.0 NEWMARKET 2 MAY 11rn Group 1 1m Gd /Frm Ben Curtis 8.11 3/4L 1 1/2L 1 1/4L 4th to Tiger Tanaka 8.11 PARISLONGCHAMP 4 OCT 20 12rn Group 1 1m Hvy Christophe Soumillon 8.11 won nk 1L from Plainchant (FR) 8.11 and King’s Harlequin 8.11 DEAUVILLE 22 AUG 20 8rn Group 2 7f Sft 1min 27.5sec

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Kodi Bear (IRE) Hawattef (IRE)

BELLE IMAGE (IRE)

Pivotal (GB) Semblance (GB) Illusion (GB) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

EMPRESS JOSEPHINE (IRE)

Danehill Dancer (IRE) Lillie Langtry (IRE) Hoity Toity (GB) Acclamation (GB) Dark Angel (IRE) Midnight Angel (GB)

FANTASY LADY (IRE)

Shamardal (USA) Warshah (IRE) Ribot’s Guest (IRE) Dark Angel (IRE) Gutaifan (IRE) Alikhlas (GB)

FEV ROVER (IRE)

High Chaparral (IRE) Laurelita (IRE) Chervil (GB)

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Danehill (USA) Rafha Mujtahid (USA) Madary (CAN) Polar Falcon (USA) Fearless Revival Anabaa (USA) Fantasize (GB) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danehill (USA) Mira Adonde (USA) Darshaan Hiwaayati (GB) Royal Applause (GB) Princess Athena Machiavellian (USA) Night At Sea Giant’s Causeway (USA) Helsinki (GB) Be My Guest (USA) Raysiya Acclamation (GB) Midnight Angel (GB) Lahib (USA) Mathaayl (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Kasora (IRE) Dansili (GB) Nashmeel (USA)

RACE FOUR

Kodiac (GB)


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FRIENDLY (19)

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9

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2375-22 F Wayne Lordan J A P O’Brien T

Br Ch f Galileo - Massarra (GB) B Coolmore O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Still a maiden after seven starts and faces a near impossible task switching that company for a Group 1 today. Tons to find on official ratings and her stable have a much better chance elsewhere. Star Rating 1 Groom - Muhammad Yasir Friendly — Handicap Rating 81 3/1 HR81 W.M. Lordan 9.2 1 3/4L 2nd to Holly Golightly 9.2 GOW 4 MAY 13rn mdn 1m Sft 2/1Fav HR83 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 3/4L 2nd to Flagged (GB) 9.2 LIM 24 APR 12rn mdn 1m Gd 15/8 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 22L 5th of 9 to Cartouche 9.2 FAIR 20 OCT 20 mdn 7f Hvy

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JOAN OF ARC (14)

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(128)

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2-161 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

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

Looks to be improving all the time and impressive when making virtually all in Group 3 company over this trip at Leopardstown latest. Forecast bottomless ground shouldn’t be a problem, so ticks plenty of boxes. Winning Range SH-Gd. Star Rating 4 Groom - Leigh O’Brien Joan Of Arc 2 flat wins r36,580.00 C D — Handicap Rating 105 11/4Fav HR96 R.L. Moore 9.2 won 1 3/4L 1 3/4L from Flirting Bridge 9.2 and Thinking Of You (USA) 9.2 LEP 9 MAY 11rn Group 3 1m Gd 1min 42.6sec 7/1 W.M. Lordan 9.2 3 1/4L 6th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd 4/6Fav R.L. Moore 9.2 won 1 1/4L 1/2L from Approach The Dawn 9.2 and Emilie Gray 9.2 here 21 MAR 20rn mdn 7f Sft/Hvy 1min 33.2sec

RACE FOUR

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MISS AMULET (198)

3

9

2

(128)

(12)

121123- F Colin Keane J K J Condon T

Br Gr f Sir Prancealot - Shena’s Dream B Ringfort Stud O Mrs Doreen Tabor

Did nothing but improve as a two-year-old, twice placing at the highest level. Today’s ground is a concern, though, and lacks a recent run, so others appear to hold stronger claims. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Groom - John Dillon Miss Amulet 3 flat wins r92,518.20 — Handicap Rating 110 Julien R. Leparoux 8.10 2 1/2L nk 3rd to Aunt Pearl 8.10 KEENELAND 6 NOV 20 14rn Group 1 1m Gd R. L. Moore 9.0 1/2L 2nd to Alcohol Free 9.0 NEWMARKET 26 SEP 20 8rn Group 1 6f Gd J. Doyle 9.0 won 1L 3 1/4L from Sacred (GB) 9.0 and Umm Kulthum 9.0 YORK 20 AUG 20 14rn Group 2 6f Gd /Sft 1min 10.7sec

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NO SPEAK ALEXANDER (20)

3

9

2

(128)

(7)

71424-1 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Shalaa - Rapacity Alexander B Mountarmstrong Stud O Charles O’Callaghan & Noel O’Callaghan & Paul O’Callaghan

Not too far behind Fev Rover at Deauville last season and suggested that she has improved since when making a winning return in Group 3 company over 7f here recently. Each-way claims. Winning Range Hvy-YS. Star Rating 3 Groom - Megan Bulbulia No Speak Alexander 2 flat wins r48,085.00 C — Handicap Rating 104 11/2 HR102 S. Foley 8.13 won 1 1/2L 1/2L from Zaffy’s Pride 8.13 and Soul Search 9.11 here 3 MAY 8rn Group 3 7f Yld/Sft 1min 27.6sec 3/1Fav HR102 S. Foley 9.2 1 1/2L 3/4L ns 4th to Elysium 9.2 here 27 SEP 20 10rn Group 3 7f Gd/Yld 11/2 HR102 S. Foley 9.2 3/4L 2nd to Monday (USA) 9.2 LEP 12 SEP 20 11rn Listed 7f Gd

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PRETTY GORGEOUS (FR) (226)

3

Br B f Lawman (FR) - Lady Gorgeous (GB) B EARLEcurieHarasDuCadran,MEnricoCiampi,SASIEI&EURLEcuriedelaBoetie O John C Oxley

9

2

(128)

(14)

12121- F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Did little wrong as a juvenile and ended the season with a career-best performance in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Lacks a recent run, but handles soft ground and likely to be in the shake-up. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 4 Pretty Gorgeous (FR) 3 flat wins r328,820.50 C D — Handicap Rating 113 Groom - Christina Thompson Shane Crosse 9.0 won 1/2L 1 1/2L from Indigo Girl (GB) 9.0 and Mother Earth 9.0 NEWMARKET 9 OCT 20 10rn Group 1 1m Sft 1min 39.1sec 11/10Fav HR110 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 3/4L 2nd to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 13rn Group 1 7f Gd 3/1 S.M. Crosse 9.2 won 2 1/2L 2 1/2L from Shale 9.2 and Mother Earth 9.2 here 22 AUG 20 8rn Group 2 7f Sft 1min 28.5sec

10 SENSE OF STYLE (14)

3

Br B f Zoffany - Attire B B V Sangster O Mrs B V Sangster & Mrs John Magnier

(TStrap)

9

2

(128)

(5)

2152-36 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Posted a solid placed effort on her comeback run but took a step backwards when comprehensively beaten by Joan Of Arc in Group 3 company at Leopardstown last time. Up against it here. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Sense Of Style 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 101 Groom - Ollie Sangster 5/1 HR101 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 (TS) 5 1/4L 6th of 11 to Joan Of Arc 9.2 LEP 9 MAY Group 3 1m Gd 66/1 HR100 M.A. Gallagher 9.2 (TS) hd 1L 3rd to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR 15rn Group 3 7f Gd 7/1 HR101 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 (TS) s/hd 2nd to Fantasy Lady 9.2 here 11 OCT 20 12rn Listed 1m Sft

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Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

FRIENDLY (IRE)

Danehill (USA) Massarra (GB) Rafha Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

JOAN OF ARC (IRE)

Storm Cat (USA) You’resothrilling (USA) Mariah’s Storm (USA) Tamayuz (GB) Sir Prancealot (IRE) Mona Em (IRE)

MISS AMULET (IRE)

Oasis Dream (GB) Shena’s Dream (IRE) Sallanches (USA) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Shalaa (IRE) Ghurra (USA)

NO SPEAK ALEXANDER (IRE)

Dandy Man (IRE) Rapacity Alexander (IRE) Umlani (IRE) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Lawman (FR) Laramie (USA)

PRETTY GORGEOUS (FR)

Compton Place (GB) Lady Gorgeous (GB) Cayman Sunset (IRE) Dansili (GB) Zoffany (IRE) Tyranny (GB)

SENSE OF STYLE (IRE)

Danehill Dancer (IRE) Attire (IRE) Asnieres (USA)

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Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danzig (USA) Razyana (USA) Kris Eljazzi Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Storm Bird (CAN) Terlingua (USA) Rahy (USA) Immense (USA) Nayef (USA) Al Ishq (FR) Catrail (USA) Moy Water (IRE) Green Desert (USA) Hope (IRE) Gone West (USA) Stresa Green Desert (USA) Rafha War Chant (USA) Futuh (USA) Mozart (IRE) Lady Alexander (IRE) Great Commotion (USA) Travel Magic Green Desert (USA) Rafha Gulch (USA) Light The Lights (FR) Indian Ridge Nosey Night Shift (USA) Robinia (USA) Danehill (USA) Hasili (IRE) Machiavellian (USA) Dust Dancer (GB) Danehill (USA) Mira Adonde (USA) Spend A Buck (USA) Albertine (FR)

RACE FOUR

Sadler’s Wells (USA)


11 SWEET GARDENIA (GB) (20)

3

9

2

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(6)

14010-6 F Oisin Orr J John Joseph Murphy T

Br Ch f Showcasing (GB) - Penny Royale (GB) B Whitsbury Manor Stud O Hewins Hoare Partnership

A Listed winner as a juvenile, but sent off 50/1 and easily beaten by No Speak Alexander on her seasonal reappearance over 7f here recently and she could be outclassed in this contest. Winning Range Sft-YS. Star Rating 2 Groom - Sinead O’Sullivan Sweet Gardenia (GB) 2 flat wins r65,750.00 — Handicap Rating 97 50/1 HR97 O.J. Orr 8.13 6 1/2L 6th of 8 to No Speak Alexander 8.13 here 3 MAY Group 3 7f Yld/Sft 10/1 HR97 R.C. Colgan 9.5 10L 11th of 12 to Fantasy Lady 9.2 here 11 OCT 20 Listed 1m Sft 25/1 HR92 R.C. Colgan 9.0 won 1L 1/2L from Ontario 9.5 and Vafortino 9.5 TIPP 3 OCT 20 7rn Listed 7f 100yds Yld/Sft 1min 38.9sec

12 *SZIGET (12)

3

Br B Br f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Elusive Bonus B David & Keith Bergin O Mrs Teresa Bergin

(TStrap)

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2

(128)

(4)

816-306 F J M Sheridan J David Henry Bergin (R) T

Only victory to date came in maiden company and was outclassed when contesting a Group 3 at Leopardstown two starts ago. A tongue-tie is now fitted but that needs to work a minor miracle. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 1 Groom - Hugh Fitzgerald Sziget 1 flat win r10,030.00 — Handicap Rating 94 5/1 HR95 J.M. Sheridan 9.1 8 1/2L 6th of 10 to La Petite Coco 9.0 KILL 11 MAY 1m 31yds Sft 40/1 HR96 W.J. Lee 9.2 10L 13th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd 16/1 HR90 C.T. Keane 8.10 1 3/4L 2L 3rd to Epona Plays 10.2 NAAS 28 MAR 8rn Group 3 1m Sft

RACE FOUR

13 THINKING OF YOU (USA) (14) Br B f American Pharoah (USA) - Fabulous B Orpendale/Chelston/Wynatt O Michael Tabor & Mrs John Magnier & Derrick Smith

3 (TStrap)

9

2

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(2)

137-93 F Gary Halpin J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Outran massive odds when third behind Joan Of Arc in Group 3 company at Leopardstown most recently. Seemingly on the improve and, although she’s unlikely to win this, should has an outside place chance. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Groom - Daire Davis Thinking Of You (USA) 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 100 40/1 HR101 G.P. Halpin 9.2 (TS) 1 3/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Joan Of Arc 9.2 LEP 9 MAY 11rn Group 3 1m Gd 12/1 HR102 S.M. Crosse 9.2 (TS) 10L 9th of 15 to Rocky Sky 9.2 NAV 25 APR Listed 1m 2f Gd R. L. Moore 9.0 6L 7th of 9 to Saffron Beach 9.0 NEWMARKET 9 OCT 20 Group 3 7f Sft

14 ZAFFY’S PRIDE (20)

3

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(10)

5112-42 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Zaafran (GB) B Summerseat Stables Ltd O Blessingndisguise Partnership

Ran well behind subsequent English 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare last season and probably ran to a similar level when chasing home stablemate No Speak Alexander over 7f here last time. Might surprise a few. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Groom - Eddie Tobin Zaffy’s Pride 2 flat wins r42,775.00 — Handicap Rating 101 4/1 HR99 T.P. Madden 8.13 1 1/2L 2nd to No Speak Alexander 8.13 here 3 MAY 8rn Group 3 7f Yld/Sft 20/1 HR98 T.P. Madden 9.2 hd 1L 3/4L 4th to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR 15rn Group 3 7f Gd 4/1 HR95 S. Foley 9.2 2 1/2L 2nd to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 17 OCT 20 7rn Group 3 7f Yld

* Denotes second entry B,T worn by No. 3. CPiece worn by No. 4. TStrap worn by No. 10, No. 12, No. 13. Probable Starting Prices - 2/1 Pretty Gorgeous (FR), 5/2 Joan Of Arc, 9/2 Fev Rover, 8/1 Miss Amulet, 10/1 No Speak Alexander, 16/1 Empress Josephine, 20/1 Fantasy Lady, Zaffy’s Pride, 25/1 Sense Of Style, Thinking Of You (USA), 66/1 Belle Image, Sweet Gardenia (GB), 100/1 Friendly, Sziget

2020 - 1st Peaceful 2nd Fancy Blue 3rd So Wonderful (USA) (1 min. 38.1 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT Pretty Gorgeous enjoyed a cracking juvenile campaign, signing off with victory in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket, and she must enter calculations on her reappearance, but preference is for a race-fit FEV ROVER. Richard Fahey’s charge arrives following a cracking third-placed effort in the English 1000 Guineas and today’s much softer conditions are unlikely to bother her, as she won on very soft ground at Deauville last year. Joan Of Arc looks to be on the improve, judged on her recent impressive victory at Leopardstown, and she should also handle the ground.

WIN: FEV ROVER

DANGER: PRETTY GORGEOUS

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Showcasing (GB) Arabesque (GB)

SWEET GARDENIA (GB)

Monsieur Bond (IRE) Penny Royale (GB) Royal Punch (GB) Giant’s Causeway (USA) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Glatisant (GB)

SZIGET (IRE)

Elusive City (USA) Elusive Bonus (IRE) Over Rating (GB) Pioneerof The Nile (USA) American Pharoah (USA) Littleprincessemma (USA)

THINKING OF YOU (USA)

Galileo (IRE) Fabulous (IRE) Mariah’s Storm (USA) Street Cry (IRE) Pride of Dubai (AUS) Al Anood (AUS)

ZAFFY’S PRIDE (IRE)

Singspiel (IRE) Zaafran (GB) Roshani (IRE)

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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Green Desert (USA) Hope (IRE) Zafonic (USA) Prophecy (IRE) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Musical Essence Royal Applause (GB) Macina (IRE) Storm Cat (USA) Mariah’s Storm (USA) Rainbow Quest (USA) Dancing Rocks Elusive Quality (USA) Star of Paris (USA) Desert King (IRE) Well Beyond (IRE) Empire Maker (USA) Star of Goshen (USA) Yankee Gentleman (USA) Exclusive Rosette (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Rahy (USA) Immense (USA) Machiavellian (USA) Helen Street Danehill (USA) Eljazzi In The Wings Glorious Song (CAN) Kris Maratona

RACE FOUR

Oasis Dream (GB)


SO YOU THINK 2011 & 2012 TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP WINNER

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1m 2f

THE BETWAY HANDICAP OF W40,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

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

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 18th May. Value to winner: r23600; Second: r8000; Third: r4000; Fourth: r2000; Fifth: r1200; Sixth: r800.

(For Race Conditions see page 116)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

SIMPLY A BREEZE (203)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

0

(140)

(9)

348170- F Billy Lee J P Twomey T

Br B f Casamento - Magadar (USA) B Kilnamoragh Stud O J Browne

The recent rainfall is a big boost to her prospects and she has joined a yard that thrives with new recruits, though there isn’t much room for error off 99. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Simply A Breeze 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 99 33/1 HR99 K.J. Manning 9.3 (CP) 34L last of 15 to With Thanks 9.2 NAAS 1 NOV 20 Group 3 7f Hvy 9/1 HR99 G.M. Ryan 9.5 6L 7th of 14 to Parent’s Prayer 9.2 NAAS 18 OCT 20 Listed 1m Sft 5/6Fav HR99 G.M. Ryan 9.2 won 4 1/2L 1/2L from Cinnte Winnte 9.2 and Nawafeth (USA) 9.2 KILL 4 OCT 20 10rn mdn 1m 45yds Sft 1min 48.1sec

RACE FIVE

2

DANCE JUPITER (36)

5

9

13

(139)

(7)

1-2331-0 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

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

Disappointing on reappearance, though he was progressive last season for Joseph O’Brien and won’t mind the recent deluge so he has to be considered for each-way purposes at the very least. Winning Range Sft-YS. Star Rating 3 Dance Jupiter 2 flat wins r16,237.00 D — Handicap Rating 98 9/1 HR101 S.M. Crosse 10.1 6 3/4L 12th of 21 to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR Ext hcp 1m Gd 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

3

IN FROM THE COLD (9)

4

9

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

11

(137)

(10)

1-54462 F Sam Ewing (5) J Michael Mulvany T

Found just one too good at Leopardstown last time out and deemed good enough for Group 3 company two starts ago; needs more though and others are probably better handicapped. Winning Range SH-Gd. Star Rating 2 In From The Cold 4 flat wins r55,193.00 D — Handicap Rating 96 16/1 HR96 Melanie Horsman 10.4 2 3/4L 2nd to No Say Ever (GB) 8.13 LEP 14 MAY 9rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Gd/Yld 40/1 HR97 G.F. Carroll 9.5 6 1/2L 6th of 9 to Broome 9.5 here 17 APR Group 3 1m 2f Gd 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

4

MIRANN (FR) (50)

5

9

11

(137)

(3)

2374-87 F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

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

Talented type who is held in high regard by Johnny Murtagh; disappointing at times last season but he has dropped to a fair mark now and wasn’t beaten far here in March. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Mirann (FR) 2 flat wins r16,490.00 — Handicap Rating 96 85/40Fav HR99 B.M. Coen 10.0 5 1/2L 7th of 12fn, 14rn to Aesop 8.13 CK 3 APR Ext hcp 1m 2f 30yds Yld 14/1 HR99 B.M. Coen 9.8 2 3/4L 8th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 5/4 HR100 C.T. Keane 10.1 3/4L 1/2L 3 1/4L 4th to Order Of Australia 9.8 here 27 SEP 20 5rn 1m 4f Gd/Yld

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5

LOBO ROJO (GB) (63)

4

9

9

(135)

(1)

2017-0 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

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

Finished midfield on reappearance here a couple of months ago, though he is respected on his Leopardstown win last October and is fancied to improve for this step up in distance. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 2 Lobo Rojo (GB) 1 flat win r7,080.00 D — Handicap Rating 94 16/1 HR95 S. Foley 9.4 4 3/4L 11th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 14/1 S. Foley 9.5 9 1/4L 7th of 12 to Amma Grace 9.0 LEP 24 OCT 20 Listed 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 13/2 S. Foley 9.7 won nk 2L from Vermilion Cliffs 9.7 and Lord Park 9.0 LEP 17 OCT 20 15rn mdn 1m 2f Yld 2min 15.5sec

6

TEJANO (18)

4

9

3

(129)

(2)

40359-1 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Br Ch f Teofilo - Country Music (GB) B Godolphin O Mrs J S Bolger

Off the mark at the eighth attempt for Jim Bolger at Gowran Park 18 days ago, though she has a bit to prove on ground as soft as this and faces stronger opponents now. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Tejano 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 88 9/2 HR72 W.T. Byrne 9.9 won 6L 1L from Pappina 9.2 and Woodland Garden 9.2 GOW 5 MAY 14rn mdn 1m 1f 100yds Yld 2min 9.3sec 18/1 HR75 K.J. Manning 9.2 (CP) (TS) 9L 9th of 14 to Astadash 9.2 DUN 11 NOV 20 mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std 16/5 HR76 K.J. Manning 9.2 7 1/2L 5th of 10 to Simply A Breeze 9.2 KILL 4 OCT 20 mdn 1m 45yds Sft

7

AESOP (50)

4

9

2

(128)

(11)

97-143-1 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B g Make Believe (GB) - Sadima B Frank Dunne O OTI Racing

8

BABY ZEUS (273)

4

Br Br g Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Reine de Coeur B Mr Patrick McCormack O Ray Grehan

9

0

(TStrap)

(126)

(8)

12-4367- F Colin Keane J W P Mullins T

Interesting on his first start for Willie Mullins wearing a first-time tongue-tie and Colin Keane knows this gelding well from his days with previous handler Ger Lyons. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Baby Zeus 1 flat win r8,865.00 — Handicap Rating 85 5/1 HR91 C.T. Keane 9.8 3 1/4L 7th of 16 to Layfayette 9.1 NAAS 23 AUG 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f Sft 7/2Fav HR91 C.T. Keane 8.11 3L 6th of 14 to Sky Seven 8.11 DUN 15 AUG 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f 150yds AWT 9/2 HR90 C.T. Keane 9.7 3/4L 3L 3rd to Red Kelly (FR) 9.3 DRYL 24 JUL 20 10rn Ext hcp 1m 4f 150yds Yld

9

DANCING APPROACH (GB) (9)

4

Br B f Camelot (GB) - Dream Approach B Fishdance O Fishdance Limited

8

13

(125)

(4)

1138-13 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Short of room at a crucial stage when a respectable third at Leopardstown nine days ago and could return to winning ways on a surface that she will handle better than most. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 5 Dancing Approach (GB) 3 flat wins r16,412.30 D — Handicap Rating 84 6/4Fav HR84 Ms L. O’Neill 9.13 2 3/4L 1 1/4L 3rd to No Say Ever (GB) 8.13 LEP 14 MAY 9rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Gd/Yld 5/1 HR77 S.M. Crosse 9.13 won 1/2L 4 1/2L from Pin Your Hopes 9.12 and Lethal Power 10.2 LEP 14 APR 19rn hcp (50-80)1m 2f Gd 2min 12.7sec David Egan 8.1 14L 8th of 14 to Coltrane 8.8 YORK 22 AUG 20 hcp (0-105)1m 5f 188yds Gd /Sft

10 ALGHAZAAL (GB) (53)

4

Br Ch g Teofilo - Tanfidh (GB) B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd

8

12

(124)

(5)

42501-2 F Chris Hayes J Kevin Prendergast T

Won over further than this on a synthetic surface and should stay 10 furlongs well on testing ground, while a mark of 83 still looks workable for this Teofilo gelding. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Alghazaal (GB) 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 83 9/2 HR83 C.D. Hayes 9.6 1L 2nd to Thunder Kiss 9.7 DUN 31 MAR 12rn hcp 1m 4f Std 13/2 HR79 C.D. Hayes 9.7 won s/hd 1 1/2L from Wilderness (GB) 10.0 and Blue Shadow 9.1 DUN 9 OCT 20 14rn hcp 1m 4f Std 2min 31.6sec 9/2 HR79 C.D. Hayes 9.7 10L 13th of 14 to Eaglemont 9.5 DUN 25 SEP 20 hcp (50-85)1m 2f 150yds Std

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Showed a liking for the drop to this distance when successful at Cork in April and a 3lb rise doesn’t look too harsh for a yard ticking along nicely enough. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Aesop 2 flat wins r24,190.00 D — Handicap Rating 87 7/1 HR84 S. Foley 8.13 won 1/2L 1/2L from Aiseirigh 8.12 and Zozimus 8.1 CK 3 APR 14rn Ext hcp 1m 2f 30yds Yld 2min 12.2sec 7/2 HR87 S. Foley 8.12 (CP) 6L 1/2L 3rd to Springbank 8.8 GOW 12 AUG 20 15rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Gd 13/2 HR87 S. Foley 9.4 3/4L 3L ns 4th to Red Kelly (FR) 9.3 DRYL 24 JUL 20 10rn Ext hcp 1m 4f 150yds Yld


11 BRIGHT IDEA (12)

4

8

12

(124)

(6)

623-2-1 F Ryan Moore J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br B g Zoffany - Cushion (GB) B Floors Farming, Chelston & Orpendale O Michael Tabor

Shed his maiden tag at the fifth time of asking at Killarney on reappearance and looks a type who will do better with age and experience; Ryan Moore rides for the first time. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Bright Idea 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 83 5/6Fav HR83 S.M. Crosse 9.9 won hd 1L from Fictitious Lady 9.4 and Lord Park 9.9 KILL 11 MAY 14rn mdn 1m 31yds Sft 1min 45.1sec 18/1 HR82 E. Greatrex 9.5 1/2L 2nd to Champers Elysees 9.4 here 12 JUN 20 17rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 5/1 S.M. Crosse 9.0 1/2L 3L 3rd to Royal Dornoch 9.5 GOW 4 SEP 19 15rn mdn 7f Yld

12 ANNEXATION (FR) (14)

5

8

6

(118)

(12)

22125-f F Wayne Lordan J Henry de Bromhead T

Br B g Wootton Bassett (GB) - Scarlet Sonnet B Ecurie Skymarc Farm O South Ros Racing Syndicate

Admirable dual-purpose type who represents a powerful yard, though he did fall when last seen over hurdles at Killarney a fortnight ago and that may well have dented his confidence. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Annexation (FR) 1 flat win r5,310.00 1 N.H. win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 76 16/1 HR131 Rachael Blackmore 11.5 (TS) fell in race won by Jesse Evans 11.5 KILL 9 MAY 18rn Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 1f Yld 16/1 Rachael Blackmore 11.9 10L 5th of 7 to Ballyadam 11.12 FAIR 29 NOV 20 nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft 12/1 Rachael Blackmore 11.0 1 1/2L 2nd to N’golo 11.7 NAV 8 NOV 20 8rn nov.hdl Grade 3 2m Sft/Hvy

TStrap worn by No. 8. Long Handicap - Annexation (FR) 8-5 (117) Probable Starting Prices - 11/2 Alghazaal (GB), 6/1 Dancing Approach (GB), 7/1 Aesop, Baby Zeus, 8/1 Tejano, Annexation (FR), 10/1 Simply A Breeze, Dance Jupiter, Bright Idea, 12/1 In From The Cold, Mirann (FR), 14/1 Lobo Rojo (GB)

RACE FIVE

CURRAGH COMMENT DANCING APPROACH might have claimed a second successive win but for traffic problems at Leopardstown nine days ago, but the Camelot filly should appreciate this drop in distance and could continue on the upwards curve now under 5lb claimer Mikey Sheehy. Baby Zeus warrants a betting check on stable debut for Willie Mullins, while Alghazaal likes soft ground and did plenty to catch the eye when second at Dundalk on reappearance in March.

WIN: DANCING APPROACH

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SIXTH RACE 4.20P.M. THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF ‘HABITAT’ HANDICAP OF W45,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 18th May. Value to winner: r26550; Second: r9000; Third: r4500; Fourth: r2250; Fifth: r1350; Sixth: r900.

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

QUIZICAL (63)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

6

10

0

(140)

(12)

42573-0 F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

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

He is more than capable of being in the mix if running up to his best, having placed in a Listed contest at the back end of last season, but his return to action was rather disappointing and others are preferred. Winning Range SH-Yld. Star Rating 3 Quizical 2 flat wins r25,504.00 D — Handicap Rating 98 50/1 HR100 L.F. Roche 9.9 12L 16th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 28/1 HR96 R.C. Colgan 9.9 3 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m Hvy 9/2 HR96 L.T. McAteer 9.10 3 3/4L 7th of 11 to Theophile 8.9 LEP 16 OCT 20 Ext hcp 1m Yld/Sft

2

FAME AND ACCLAIM (36)

4

RACE SIX

9

13

(139)

(7)

630-662 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

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

He has improved with each outing this season and chased home a stable companion when beaten a neck at the course last month and his rider’s 5lb claim enhances his claims further. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 5 Fame And Acclaim 3 flat wins r40,710.00 CD — Handicap Rating 97 7/1 HR97 D.P. McDonogh 9.11 nk 2nd to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR 21rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 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

3

LAYFAYETTE (63)

4

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

9

12

(CPiece)

(138)

(16)

33122-1 F Chris Hayes J Noel Meade T

A versatile individual who dropped back to a mile when taking the Irish Lincolnshire at the course in March and a 6lb rise is unlikely to prove an inconvenience. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 4 Layfayette 3 flat wins r76,405.00 CD — Handicap Rating 96 8/1 HR90 C.D. Hayes 8.13 (CP) won 1/2L 1/2L from Maker Of Kings 9.7 and Comfort Line 8.9 here 21 MAR 24rn Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 1min 45.3sec 100/30Fav HR89 C.D. Hayes 8.11 2 1/2L 2nd to Haparanda 8.5 LEP 17 OCT 20 12rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Yld 3/1Fav HR88 C.D. Hayes 9.10 3 1/4L 2nd to Paso Doble 8.11 FAIR 1 OCT 20 12rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Sft

4

ROCKET SCIENCE (203)

4

Br B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Hairy Rocket (GB) (TStrap) B Frank Dunne O Mrs Paul Shanahan & Michael Kirwan & Mrs M V Magnier

9

10

(136)

(4)

148545- F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

She was tried in Group company on a couple of occasions last season but she is of interest making her debut for Joseph O’Brien as she drops back into handicap company. Winning Range SH-Yld. Star Rating 4 Rocket Science 2 flat wins r17,995.00 — Handicap Rating 94 14/1 HR94 S. Foley 9.2 10L 5th of 15 to With Thanks 9.2 NAAS 1 NOV 20 Group 3 7f Hvy 7/1 HR94 S. Foley 9.10 1/2L hd 3/4L 4th to Comfort Line 9.0 GOW 21 OCT 20 9rn hcp (70-100)7f Hvy 50/1 HR95 T.P. Madden 9.2 5 1/2L 5th of 11 to Current Option 9.7 TIPP 3 OCT 20 Group 3 7f 100yds Yld/Sft

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5

AGITARE (16)

4

9

9

(135)

(9)

016-040 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

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

His fourth at the course on his penultimate outing would give him obvious claims but a subsequent effort, when down the field at Cork earlier in the month, means he is best watched on this occasion. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Agitare 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 93 15/2 HR95 K.J. Manning 9.7 8 3/4L 15th of 20 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 16/1 HR95 K.J. Manning 9.9 nk nk 1L 4th to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR 21rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 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

6

BOPEDRO (FR) (30)

5

Br B g Pedro The Great (USA) - Breizh Touch (FR) B M Daniel Cherdo O Zhang Yuesheng

(CPiece)

9

9

(135)

(5)

8-8000-1 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

He made a winning return to action on his third start for the yard at Cork last month but he will need to step forward from that effort to be in the mix. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 3 Bopedro (FR) 5 flat wins r45,784.00 CD — Handicap Rating 93 9/1 HR89 S. Foley 9.13 (CP) won 1/2L 1L from Fastnet Crown 9.7 and El Padre (USA) 8.12 CK 23 APR 15rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 1min 26.1sec 6/1 HR95 S. Foley 10.0 (CP) 23L 10th of 11 to Maker Of Kings 8.13 TIPP 3 OCT 20 hcp (70-100)1m 1f Yld/Sft 11/1 HR96 S. Foley 9.9 (CP) 4 1/4L 10th of 18 to Could Be King (GB) 10.0 LEP 12 SEP 20 Ext hcp 7f Gd

7

PEPPERONI PETE (7)

5 (C,T)

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

9

9

(135)

(13)

f-61831 F Scott McCullagh (5) J Mrs John Harrington T

A massive improver this season having won twice out of his last four outings but a 9lb rise for his latest success at Naas might prove too much against stronger competition. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 3 Pepperoni Pete 3 flat wins r23,630.00 D — Handicap Rating 93 12/1 HR84 S.T. McCullagh 9.3 (CP) (TS) won 1 3/4L 1/2L from Starting Monday 9.2 and Band Of Outlaws 9.12 NAAS 16 MAY 15rn Ext hcp 1m Sft 1min 44.3sec 11/2 HR84 S. Foley 10.4 (CP) (TS) 3/4L s/hd 3rd to Dedillon 9.7 LIM 24 APR 12rn hcp 1m Gd 25/1 HR85 C.G. O’Dwyer 8.3 (CP) (TS) 3 3/4L 8th of 21 to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR Ext hcp 1m Gd

STAR OF CASHEL (12)

4

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

9

(C,T)

5

(131)

(3)

05-6438 F Andrew Slattery (3) J J A Stack T

He landed a hat-trick last summer and ran well on his first two starts this season but he arrives with something to find after a below-par effort at Roscommon. Winning Range Hvy-YS. Star Rating 3 Star Of Cashel 3 flat wins r18,290.00 — Handicap Rating 89 100/30Fav HR89 C.D. Hayes 9.13 (CP) (TS) 8 3/4L 8th of 14 to Soaring Monarch 9.4 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 7f 70yds Sft 16/5Fav HR90 P.A. Harnett 9.12 (CP) (TS) nk 3L 3rd to Wonder Elzaam 10.4 NAAS 28 MAR 16rn Ext hcp 7f Hvy 33/1 HR89 A.J. Slattery 8.9 (CP) (TS) 1/2L 1/2L nk 4th to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR 24rn Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy

9

HOROSCOPE (20)

3

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

9

3

(B,T)

(129)

(8)

42-173 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A winner at 7f on soft - heavy ground. Good third in a Listed race last time and has a good record at the Curragh, winning his maiden t at the track in March. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 Horoscope 1 flat win r7,080.00 C — Handicap Rating 99 5/1 HR99 R.L. Moore 9.5 (BK) 1/2L 3 1/2L 3rd to Lunar Space 9.5 here 3 MAY 8rn Listed 7f Yld/Sft 8/1 R.L. Moore 9.5 (TS) 4 1/2L 7th of 12 to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 11 APR Listed 7f Gd 9/4Fav R.L. Moore 9.7 (TS) won 1 3/4L 1/2L from Meishar (ARG) 10.7 and Valhalla’s Dream 9.2 here 21 MAR 20rn mdn 7f Sft/Hvy 1min 33.6sec

10 SIRJACK THOMAS (16)

6

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

8

13

(125)

(15)

4057-30 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

He has won four times from 6f to 1m on ground varying from good to heavy. Good third in a competitive mile handicap at the course oin April and is respected on that form. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 4 Sirjack Thomas 4 flat wins r41,047.50 — Handicap Rating 83 25/1 HR85 G.M. Ryan 8.11 9 1/4L 16th of 20 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 50/1 HR83 C.J. MacRedmond 8.4 nk nk 3rd to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR 21rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 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

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RACE SIX

8


11 FIL THE POWER (GB) (16)

4 (Blinkers)

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

8

11

(123)

(10)

841002 F Colin Keane J Kevin Michael Smith T

A winner at 1m 2f on soft ground. Certain to stay this trip and will go on the ground, so with Keane in the plate he must be respected. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 5 Fil The Power (GB) 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 81 40/1 HR78 D.E. Sheehy 8.3 (BK) hd 2nd to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY 20rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 11/4Fav HR78 C.D. Hayes 9.12 (BK) 6L 10th of 12 to Dedillon 9.7 LIM 24 APR hcp 1m Gd 14/1 HR78 W.M. Lordan 8.6 (BK) 9 1/2L 13th of 21 to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR Ext hcp 1m Gd

12 HIGH ALTITUDE (12)

7

8

11

(123)

(11)

10554-9 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J John Joseph Murphy T

Br B g Papal Bull (GB) - Intisab (GB) B Ian Phelan O Paola Hewins & Olivia Hoare Partnership

Winner of five races at 1m on ground varying from good to heavy. Has been out of form lately but a return to form wouldn’t be a surprise under a good 5lb claimer. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 High Altitude 5 flat wins r36,643.50 — Handicap Rating 81 80/1 HR81 Shelley Brickley 8.9 10L 9th of 14 to Soaring Monarch 9.4 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 7f 70yds Sft 20/1 HR85 D. McMonagle 8.6 4 1/2L 2L 3 1/4L 4th to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 LIM 10 OCT 20 9rn hcp 1m Hvy 18/1 HR87 D. McMonagle 8.13 6 1/2L 5th of 11 to Maker Of Kings 8.13 TIPP 3 OCT 20 hcp (70-100)1m 1f Yld/Sft

13 VISUALISATION (7)

3

8

11

(123)

(6)

6-3112 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br B Br c No Nay Never (USA) - Roselita B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs A M O’Brien

Successful at 7f and 1m on soft ground and on the all-weather. Promising second on handicap debut at Naas last time behind a smart type and if taking a step up on that he has a great chance.Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 4 Visualisation 2 flat wins r13,275.00 D — Handicap Rating 93 3/1 HR90 S.M. Crosse 9.9 2L 2nd to Khartoum (USA) 9.11 NAAS 16 MAY 9rn hcp 1m Sft 6/1 HR79 S.M. Crosse 9.11 won 2 3/4L s/hd from Rock Etoile 8.12 and Druk (FR) 9.4 GOW 8 APR 16rn Ext hcp 1m Sft 1min 46sec 7/2 S.M. Crosse 9.7 won ns 3/4L from Devil’s Outlaw (USA) 9.7 and Benavente (GB) 9.7 DUN 22 JAN 10rn mdn 7f Std 1min 26.7sec

14 LADY SCATHACH (7)

6

RACE SIX

8

(Visor)

Br B f Zoffany - Lady Aoy B Ciara Mcgee O Miss Ciara McGee

8

(120)

(14)

1033-06 F Danny Sheehy (3) J T G McCourt T

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Has ran fair races off this mark in recent times but is vulnerable to better handicapped types this time around. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Lady Scathach 5 flat wins r33,021.50 D — Handicap Rating 78 66/1 HR74 C.T. Keane 9.8 (V) 7 3/4L 6th of 7 to Snapraeterea 9.2 NAAS 16 MAY Listed 7f Sft 16/1 HR77 D.E. Sheehy 8.10 (V) 6 1/4L 10th of 14 to Celtic Crown 8.7 GOW 4 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft 7/2 HR78 D.E. Sheehy 9.3 (V) 1 3/4L 3/4L 3rd to Roca Roma 10.0 LEP 20 AUG 20 7rn Ext hcp 1m Hvy

15 MISS MYERS (12)

4

Br B f Zoffany - Jabroot B Glenvale Stud & Lynch Bages O Joseph E Keeling

8

(Hood)

8

(120)

(2)

00-0705 F Wayne Lordan J M C Grassick T

A winner at 7f on heavy ground. Has struggled to figure in her recent runs but the addition of headgear could spark further improvement from her promising run at Roscommon last time out. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 2 Miss Myers 1 flat win r11,820.00 — Handicap Rating 78 28/1 HR81 W.M. Lordan 9.5 7 3/4L 5th of 14 to Soaring Monarch 9.4 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 7f 70yds Sft 28/1 HR87 W.J. Lee 9.9 (CP) 13L 12th of 14 to Celtic Crown 8.7 GOW 4 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft 20/1 HR90 W.J. Lee 9.11 8 3/4L 7th of 11 to Queenship 8.1 GOW 7 APR Ext hcp 7f Sft

16 DAVID GARRICK (14)

4

Br Ch g Zoffany - Kiss My Tiara B Barronstown Stud and Orpendale O Fearghal & Bronagh Eastwood

(TStrap)

8

6

(118)

(1)

15550-7 F M A Gallagher J Edward P Harty T

A winner at 1m on soft ground. Fifth in a good race at Leopardstown in October and fair to assume he will improve for a decent first time outing back at that track a few weeks earlier. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 David Garrick 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 72 22/1 HR72 M.A. Gallagher 8.10 (TS) 4 3/4L 7th of 18 to Tauran Shaman 9.12 LEP 9 MAY Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 12/1 HR75 M.A. Gallagher 9.8 (TS) 7 1/2L 10th of 14 to Raphael (GER) 9.13 DUN 30 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)1m Std 17/2 HR76 M.A. Gallagher 9.10 (TS) 1 3/4L 5th of 13 to Angel Palanas (GB) 9.8 LEP 16 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)7f Yld/Sft

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B,T worn by No. 9. Blinkers worn by No. 11. C,T worn by No. 7, No. 8. CPiece worn by No. 3, No. 6. Hood worn by No. 15. TStrap worn by No. 4, No. 16. Visor worn by No. 14. Long Handicap - David Garrick 8-2 (114) Probable Starting Prices - 5/1 Layfayette, 11/2 Fame And Acclaim, 6/1 Horoscope, 13/2 Visualisation, 7/1 Fil The Power (GB), 8/1 Rocket Science, Bopedro (FR), 10/1 Pepperoni Pete, 14/1 Agitare, 16/1 Star Of Cashel, 20/1 Quizical, Lady Scathach, David Garrick, 25/1 Sirjack Thomas, Miss Myers, 50/1 High Altitude

CURRAGH COMMENT Layfayette is a likeable, consistent gelding and produced a career-best performance when scoring on his seasonal reappearance over course and distance in March. He’s 6lb higher today but should remain competitive, while Joseph O’Brien looks to have a strong hand with Fame And Acclaim and Rocket Science. However, from further down the weights, it could pay to side with FIL THE POWER. He was staying on all the way to the line when a head second over 7f at Cork last time and should appreciate stepping back up in trip. With Colin Keane an eye-catching jockey booking, he is fancied to go close.

WIN: FIL THE POWER

DANGER: LAYFAYETTE

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THE CURRAGH RECORD TIMES 5f 5f 6f 6f 6f 63yds 6f 63yds 7f 7f 8f 8f 8f Rnd 8f Rnd 8f Rnd 9f 9f 10f 11f 12f 13f 14f 16f

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

Horse

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

Age

Weight

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

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Race Date

16th July 2005 15th Sept 2001 15th Sept 2001 11th Aug 2013 11th June 1975 15th July 2017 18th July 2004 16th Sept 2001 16th May 1962 15th Sept 2013 19th Aug 1989 13th Oct 2013 27th June 2010 4th Sept 2005 10th Oct 2016 27th June 1992 15th Aug 1998 28th June 1992 21st May 1988 28th June 1992 14th Sept 2003

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WINTER

2017 TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS WINNER

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Dashing grey Winter became the third horse to do the Newmarket-Curragh double in 2017, leading home the field in a 1-2-3 for Aidan O’Brien with Roly Poly and Hydrangea back in second and third

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ALPHA CENTAURI 2018 TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS WINNER

96


A relative outsider in the 2018 renewal, Jessica Harrington’s charge stamped her authority on the race before going on to win at Group 1’s at Royal Ascot, Newmarket and Deauville

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Celebrating 10 Years in Partnership with the Curragh

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SEVENTH RACE 4.55P.M.

1m 2f

THE BETWAY IRISH EBF MAIDEN OF W16,500

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

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r9735; Second: r3300; Third: r1650; Fourth: r825; Fifth: r495; Sixth: r330.

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BLACK BARREL (-)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

9

7

(133)

(7)

Br B g Fascinating Rock - Party Pipit B Stonepark Farms Ltd O Twenty Twenty Syndicate

F

Leigh Roche J J A Nash T

A Fascinating Rock gelding who cost €20,000 as a yearling. His half-brother, Dandy’s Angel, was a winner over 7f for John Wainwright, but others look more likely here. Star Rating 2

2

BOULETTE (21)

3

9

(TStrap)

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

7

(133)

(1)

6-97 F Willie Byrne (7) J J S Bolger T

Well held in his three appearances so far, but represents a top operation and the Epaulette gelding could improve for the application of a first-time tongue-tie. Foolish to completely rule out. Star Rating 3 Boulette 18/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 10L 7th of 9 to Hell Bent 9.7 SLGO 2 MAY mdn 1m 2f 142yds Gd/Yld 66/1 K.J. Manning 9.7 8 3/4L 9th of 21 to Wordsworth 9.7 here 17 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd 8/1 K.J. Manning 9.7 17L last of 6 to Cosmic Vega 9.7 LEP 20 AUG 20 mdn 7f 20yds Hvy

3

CELESTIAL HORIZON (14)

3

RACE SEVEN

Br B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Cocoon B Mrs Ann Marie O’Brien O Mrs A M O’Brien

9

7

(133)

(11)

0 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

A full brother to his handler’s Menagerie who won at 1m 1f but well beaten over 1m4f on debut at Leopardstown earlier this month and much more is required. Star Rating 2 Celestial Horizon 33/1 G.P. Halpin 9.7 21L 13th of 17fn, 18rn to The Mediterranean 9.7 LEP 9 MAY mdn 1m 4f Gd

4

DRACONID (12)

3 (TStrap)

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

9

7

(133)

(8)

62 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Caught the eye when running on for sixth over 7f here on debut and also shaped with promise when a silver medallist last time. Could have more to come upped in trip. Star Rating 4 Draconid 2/1 D. McMonagle 9.2 (TS) 7L 2nd to Probe (GB) 9.7 KILL 11 MAY 12rn mdn 1m 31yds Sft 16/1 S.M. Crosse 9.7 (TS) 4 1/4L 6th of 20 to Horoscope 9.7 here 21 MAR mdn 7f Sft/Hvy

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5

FATHER’S DAY (-)

3

9

7

Br B c Galileo - Fire Lily B Coolmore O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

(133)

(5) F

Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

This Galileo colt out of a Group 3 winner is a full brother to 1m winner Somerset Maugham and has to be taken seriously on debut representing a high-class operation. Star Rating 4

6

LUZ LONG (9)

3

9

7

(133)

(10)

00 F Chris Hayes J J G Coogan T

Br B g Elzaam (AUS) - Alpine (GB) B Jennifer & Evelyn Cullen O Mrs Annette Coogan & Mrs Dolores Maguire

Elzaam gelding who has been well held in two appearances at a mile and now steps up in trip with plenty of questions to answer. Difficult to see him figuring. Star Rating 2 Luz Long 250/1 G.P. Halpin 9.7 30L 18th of 19 to Ebeneezer Perry (GB) 9.7 LEP 14 MAY mdn 1m Gd/Yld 80/1 G.P. Brouder 9.0 22L 14th of 15 to Stylistic Approach 9.7 GOW 8 APR mdn 1m Sft

7

NUMIDIA (-)

3

9

Br B g Estidhkaar - No Way B Mr Oliver Donlon O Peter Lawlor

7

(133)

(4) F

Rory Cleary J Peter Lawlor (R) T

Half brother to seven winners including the two-year-old Listed scorer Ryehill Dreamer, who also went on to take a Grade 2 in America. A market check could provide the best guide on debut. Star Rating 2

8

PARISH DELIGHT (12)

3

9

7

(133)

(2)

4 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Br B g Parish Hall - Tamra Delight (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

He is a half-brother to Teochrios, who won at 1m 4f and shaped with encouragement when fourth on debut. Looks the stable first string and has to be respected. Star Rating 4 Parish Delight 22/1 D.M. Redmond 9.2 7L 1/2L 2 1/4L 4th to Probe (GB) 9.7 KILL 11 MAY 12rn mdn 1m 31yds Sft

WILD DOLLAR (14)

3

Br B g Zoffany - Shy Bride B Barronstown Stud O Stanley G Watson

9

(TStrap)

7

(133)

(6)

99 F M A Gallagher J Edward P Harty T

Zoffany gelding who has struggled to land a blow in two outings so far and may have to settle for a minor role once again here. Best watched. Star Rating 2 Wild Dollar 80/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.7 (TS) 13L 9th of 17fn, 18rn to The Mediterranean 9.7 LEP 9 MAY mdn 1m 4f Gd 80/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.7 10L 9th of 17 to Southern Lights 9.7 LEP 14 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd

10 CITRONNADE (GB) (14)

3

Br B f Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Bohemian Dance B Miss K Rausing O Miss K Rausing

9

2

(128)

(12)

67 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

She has shaped better than the bare form may suggest in two outings so far and could be an improver here, representing a shrewd local team. A live outsider. Star Rating 3 Citronnade (GB) 50/1 S. Foley 9.2 9 1/4L 7th of 17fn, 18rn to The Mediterranean 9.7 LEP 9 MAY mdn 1m 4f Gd 25/1 S. Foley 9.2 8 1/2L 6th of 11 to Maar 9.2 DUN 10 APR mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

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RACE SEVEN

9


11 IN THE CHEAP SEATS (GB) (-)

3

9

Br B f Rajj - Rose de Peintre (GB) B Mrs Claire Watson O Mrs C Watson

2

(128)

(15) F

Sorcha Woods (10) J R K Watson T

A Rajj filly out of a half-sister to the Italian 1m3f winner Breaking Beat out of once-raced half-sister to Group 3 winner Di Moi Oui. The market may provide the best guide on this occasion. Star Rating 2

12 SHERKIN ISLAND (-)

3

9

2

Br B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Galvaun B Ballylinch Stud O Ballylinch Stud

(128)

(13) F

Colin Keane J D K Weld T

A Fastnet Rock filly out of a Listed winner and a half-sister to Thrill Seeker, who won twice at 7f and 1m. Has to be taken seriously on debut for a leading stable. Star Rating 4

13 SIOFRA (18)

3

9

2

(128)

(3)

05 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Iffraaj (GB) - The Fairy B Airlie Stud O Mrs Sonia Rogers

Unplaced in both starts and was big prices each time. Handicaps beckon next. Star Rating 2 Siofra 20/1 T.P. Madden 9.2 11L 5th of 14 to Tejano 9.9 GOW 5 MAY mdn 1m 1f 100yds Yld 40/1 T.P. Madden 9.2 8L 11th of 12 to Alazenya 9.2 LEP 14 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd

14 SUNDAY SPECIAL (18)

3

9

2

Br B f Make Believe (GB) - Queen Jock (USA) B Philip Mahon & Make Believe Syndicate O Sunday Racing Club

(128)

(14)

00 F Ronan Whelan J Jack W Davison T

Unplaced in both starts and eligible for a mark after this outing. Star Rating 2 Sunday Special 18/1 R.P. Whelan 9.2 23L 11th of 14 to Tejano 9.9 GOW 5 MAY mdn 1m 1f 100yds Yld 16/1 G.M. Ryan 9.2 15L 10th of 16 to Create Belief 9.2 GOW 8 APR mdn 1m Sft

15 VENICE BIENNALE (-)

3

RACE SEVEN

Br Ch f Farhh (GB) - Art Festival (GB) B Tally-Ho Stud O Mrs John J Murphy

9

2

(128)

(9) F

Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

Dam unraced but related to a Listed winner in Italy. Keep an eye on the market for signs of her readiness. Star Rating 2

TStrap worn by No. 2, No. 4, No. 9. Probable Starting Prices - 7/4 Draconid, 5/2 Father’s Day, 6/1 Sherkin Island, 13/2 Parish Delight, 12/1 Citronnade (GB), 16/1 Siofra, 20/1 Boulette, 25/1 Celestial Horizon, Wild Dollar, 33/1 Black Barrel, In The Cheap Seats (GB), Venice Biennale, 50/1 Numidia, Sunday Special, 150/1 Luz Long

CURRAGH COMMENT

Joseph O’Brien won this with his St Leger winner Galileo Chrome in 2020 and could saddle the victor once again with his Killarney runner-up DRACONID holding leading claims. A running-on sixth over 7f on debut here before that, the Fastnet Rock colt could thrive for the move up in distance. Father’s Day looks the pick of the newcomers on show and the Galileo colt has to be given the utmost respect, while Parish Delight was an encouraging fourth on debut and looks the pick of Jim Bolger’s duo.

WIN: DRACONID

DANGER: PARISH DELIGHT 102


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HERMOSA

2019 TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS WINNER

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A typical three-year-old improver from Ballydoyle, Hermosa became the lastest horse to do the Newmarket-Curragh double in 2019, winning both races well and beating talented fillies in the process

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MAGICAL

2019 & 2020 TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP WINNER

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The supreme Magical enjoyed two of her finest days at the Curragh when winning back to back renewals of the Tattersalls Gold Cup. A globetrotting filly, she ran eight times at the Curragh, winning six times

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EIGHTH RACE 5.30P.M.

2m

THE HEED YOUR HUNCH AT BETWAY HANDICAP OF W15,500

Two Miles (3,200 metres)

This race will not be started from stalls. Handicaps calculated 18th May. Value to winner: r9145; Second: r3100; Third: r1550; Fourth: r775; Fifth: r465; Sixth: r310.

(For Race Conditions see page 116)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

DALTON HIGHWAY (83)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

8

10

2

(142)

Draw

10006-4 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Br B g Zoffany - Poinsettia B Grange & Manister House Studs O Dr R Lambe & Dr J Climax

Back to form when fourth over hurdles at Punchestown in May and he did win on the Flat here last June off 4lb lower so he can’t be fully discounted. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 3 Dalton Highway 4 flat wins r47,388.00 1 N.H. win r8,865.00 CD — Handicap Rating 90 7/1 HR120 J.W. Kennedy 10.6 1 1/2L 1 1/4L 2 3/4L 4th to Atlantic Shore 10.9 PUN 1 MAR 16rn Ext hcp hdl 3m Sft 4/1 HR120 J.W. Kennedy 11.2 10L 6th of 10 to Wingin A Prayer 11.5 PUN 31 DEC 20 Ext hcp hdl 2m 3f 120yds Hvy Tom Marquand 9.0 (V) 22L 18th of 34 to Great White Shark (FR) 8.6 NEWMARKET 10 OCT 20 hcp 2m 2f Sft

2

LYNWOOD GOLD (24)

6

Br Gr Ro g Mastercraftsman - Witch Of Fife (USA) B Epona Bloodstock Ltd O C Acheson

(TStrap)

10

1

(141)

328-63p F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Never travelled with any fluency when pulled up over hurdles at Punchestown last month, but he does have some decent Flat form in the book and the switch back to this code could revive. Winning Range Yld-GF. Star Rating 3 Lynwood Gold 3 flat wins r33,493.80 1 N.H. win r7,965.00 C — Handicap Rating 89 9/1 HR132 R.M. Power 11.2 (TS) p.u. in race won by Capodanno (FR) 11.1 PUN 29 APR 25rn Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 7f 170yds Yld 4/1Fav HR130 R.M. Power 11.5 (TS) 1 3/4L 1/2L 3rd to Max Flamingo 10.9 FAIR 5 APR 12rn hcp hdl (0-140)2m 6f Yld 11/1 HR130 R.M. Power 11.2 10L 6th of 16 to Atlantic Shore 10.9 PUN 1 MAR Ext hcp hdl 3m Sft

3

KING’S VOW (FR) (177)

5

Br B g Frankel (GB) - Seven Magicians (USA) B Famille Niarchos O Rugby & Racing Syndicate/Blackrock Racing Syndicate

(B,T)

10

0

(140)

645300- F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Flopped when last seen over this distance at Dundalk in November, but connections have had 177 days since then to rectify whatever the issue was and she is rated lower on turf. Winning Range GY & AW Star Rating 3 King’s Vow (FR) 4 flat wins r31,577.00 D — Handicap Rating 88 11/2 HR95 D.P. McDonogh 10.0 (BK) (TS) 11L 11th of 13 to Construct (GB) 8.12 DUN 27 NOV 20 hcp 2m Std 7/2 J.J. Slevin 11.9 (BK) (TS) 78L 11th of 17fn, 20rn to Holymacapony 11.9 PUN 14 NOV 20 mdn hdl 2m 4f 80yds Sft/Hvy 15/8Fav J.J. Slevin 11.9 (CP) (TS) 5 1/2L 3 1/2L 3rd to Indiana Jones (FR) 11.6 CK 1 NOV 20 16rn mdn hdl 2m Sft

RACE EIGHT

4

BRAZOS (USA) (91)

7 (CPiece)

Br B g Rock Of Gibraltar - Les Fazzani B Gunpowder Farms, LLC O Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez

9

12

(138)

7404-13 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J John Joseph Murphy T

Remote third over hurdles in Group 3 company under Paul Townend in February; handed a three month break since and handles testing ground but needs to take his Flat form to a new level. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 2 Brazos (USA) 4 flat wins r105,440.00 1 N.H. win r7,080.00 D — Handicap Rating 86 7/2 P. Townend 11.4 (CP) 3/4L 18L 3rd to Frontal Assault 11.4 NAV 21 FEB 5rn nov.hdl Grade 3 3m Hvy 11/2 K.J. Brouder 12.0 (CP) won ns 10L from Folcano (FR) 12.0 and Carrig Rock 11.7 NAV 29 JAN 19rn mdn hdl 2m 4f Hvy 7/1 R.C. Colgan 12.0 2 1/4L 1/2L 9 1/2L 4th to Ciel De Neige (FR) 11.6 LIM 28 DEC 20 15rn mdn hdl 2m Hvy

110


5

JUKEBOX JIVE (FR) (24)

Br B g Jukebox Jury - Sweetheart (GB) B Ronald Wallace Huggins O Five Lamps Racing Syndicate

7 (TStrap)

9

11

(137)

510-0pp F Robert Whearty (10) J Gavin Cromwell T

Versatile type who has done well over both codes over the last few years, but he isn’t the best handicapped in this and has been pulled up over jumps the last twice. Winning Range Hvy-Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Jukebox Jive (FR) 4 flat wins r78,407.00 2 N.H. wins r27,804.50 — Handicap Rating 85 100/1 HR139 C.P. McNamara 11.6 (TS) p.u. in race won by Capodanno (FR) 11.1 PUN 29 APR 25rn Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 7f 170yds Yld 3/1 J.S. McGarvey 12.0 (TS) p.u. in race won by Defi Bleu (FR) 12.0 WEX 10 MAR 4rn beg.ch 3m 1f Hvy 12/1 HR140 C.P. McNamara 11.0 (TS) 27L 16th of 19fn, 20rn to Damalisque (FR) 10.2 NAV 29 JAN Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 4f Hvy

6

ROCK DE BAUNE (FR) (512)

7

9

10

(136)

141327/- F Billy Lee J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Br B g Saddex (GB) - Sofia De Baune (FR) B S C E A Ecurie Domaine De Baune & M Bernard Hallope O John P McManus

We haven’t seen him in action over either code for 512 days, but Billy Lee is a positive jockey booking and perhaps the market is worth checking for any clues. Winning Range Sft-YS. Star Rating 2 Rock De Baune (FR) 2 flat wins r19,520.00 1 N.H. win r23,040.00 — Handicap Rating 84 4/1 HR125 M.P. Walsh 10.4 6 3/4L 7th of 24fn, 25rn to Treacysenniscorthy 9.9 LEP 28 DEC 19 Ext hcp hdl 3m Sft 13/8Fav HR121 D.J. O’Keeffe 10.1 1 3/4L 2nd to Kilfenora 11.0 NAAS 9 NOV 19 16rn Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 4f Sft/Hvy 7/1 HR88 T.P. Madden 9.0 8 1/2L 2 1/4L 3rd to Royal Illusion 8.5 here 13 OCT 19 18rn Ext hcp 2m Sft

7

COLTOR (68)

Br B g Free Eagle - Reclamation B Margaret Sinanan & Irish National Stud O Mischa Bucher

4

9

9

(CPiece)

(135)

512-415 F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

Successful at Naas over hurdles in testing conditions earlier this year and creditable fifth in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham; should be suited by this test off 84 and wears first-time cheekpieces. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 5 Coltor 1 flat win r11,800.00 1 N.H. win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 84 Jonjo O’Neill Jr. 10.10 (V) 6L 5th of 22 to Jeff Kidder 10.8 CHELTENHAM 16 MAR hcp hdl Grade C 2m 87yds Gd /Sft 11/4Fav P. Townend 11.9 won nk nk from Showbusiness (FR) 11.9 and Zoffanien 11.9 NAAS 31 JAN 18rn mdn hdl 1m 7f 151yds Sft/Hvy 2/1Fav J.W. Kennedy 11.6 1 3/4L 4 1/2L 3 1/2L 4th to Curious Bride 10.13 PUN 18 JAN 20rn mdn hdl 2m Sft/Hvy

8

ILMIG (12)

4

9

7

(133)

1253-70 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B g Galileo - Acoma (USA) B Alexander/Grove Thoroughbreds O Geoffrey Ruddock

Only beat one home at Roscommon 12 days ago, though that run looked too bad to be true and perhaps the step up in distance will see him return to his best. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Ilmig 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 82 7/2 HR84 S. Foley 10.4 13L 14th of 15 to Vultan 9.5 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 1m 4f Yld 10/11Fav HR114 R.M. Power 11.9 17L 7th of 17fn, 19rn to Palace Rock 11.9 NAV 6 MAR mdn hdl 2m Yld/Sft 9/2 P.D. Kennedy 11.2 22L 6L 3rd to French Aseel (FR) 11.2 LEP 27 DEC 20 18rn mdn hdl 2m Sft

9

PIN YOUR HOPES (39)

4

9

Br B g Rock of Gibraltar - Izola (GB) B Peter & Hugh McCutcheon O J P Ledwidge

7

(133)

7081-62 F Ronan Whelan J A Oliver T

Yet to score on turf for his shrewd connections, but he won a competitive Dundalk contest in December and lost little in defeat when second at Leopardstown 39 days ago. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Pin Your Hopes 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 82 14/1 HR79 C.J. McGovern 9.12 1/2L 2nd to Dancing Approach (GB) 9.13 LEP 14 APR 19rn hcp (50-80)1m 2f Gd 12/1 HR80 R.P. Whelan 9.3 8L 6th of 12 to Thunder Kiss 9.7 DUN 31 MAR hcp 1m 4f Std 25/1 HR80 C.P. Hoban 9.7 won 3/4L 1/2L from Dances With Stars 9.7 and Tooreen Angel 8.13 DUN 16 DEC 20 14rn mdn 1m 4f Std 2min 35.3sec

Br Ch f Lope De Vega - Penelope Star (GER) B Richard Ahern O Eddie Harty Racing Club

5 (H,T)

9

5

(131)

5-12716 F M A Gallagher J Edward P Harty T

Beaten far enough at Leopardstown nine days ago, but she was successful at Navan on her penultimate outing and she does remain fully unexposed over marathon distances. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Pempie 3 flat wins r16,936.20 — Handicap Rating 79 6/1 HR79 Ms H. Mooney 9.1 (H) 9 3/4L 6th of 9 to No Say Ever (GB) 8.13 LEP 14 MAY Ext hcp 1m 4f Gd/Yld 8/1 HR75 M.A. Gallagher 10.0 (H) (TS) won 1 1/4L 1 1/4L from Winston Wolfe 8.6 and Scott Lang 9.5 NAV 25 APR 12rn hcp 1m 5f Gd 2min 55.4sec 20/1 HR75 M.A. Gallagher 9.11 7 1/2L 7th of 19 to Dancing Approach (GB) 9.13 LEP 14 APR hcp (50-80)1m 2f Gd

RACE EIGHT

10 PEMPIE (9)


11 GRAND D’ESPAGNE (FR) (224)

5

8

13

(125)

31-9488- F Chris Hayes J Luke Comer T

Br B g Saddler Maker - Raya (FR) B M Herve D’armaille O Luke Comer

Well beaten on the level at Down Royal in September but shaped a bit better over C&D in October when outrunning huge 125/1 odds; clearly needs more but not fully without hope. Star Rating 2 Grand D’espagne (FR) 1 flat win r7,500.00 — Handicap Rating 73 125/1 HR78 F.F. Da Silva 8.7 9 1/2L 8th of 21 to Cape Gentleman 9.0 here 11 OCT 20 Ext hcp 2m Sft 250/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 61L last of 8 to Master Of Reality 9.7 DRYL 4 SEP 20 Listed 1m 6f Sft 25/1 Mr J.J. O’Neill 11.6 2L 1L 4 1/4L 4th to Wonder Laish (GB) 11.2 KILL 21 AUG 20 6rn 2m 1f Hvy

12 NIBBLERS CHARM (240)

8

8

13

(125)

421449- F Andrew Slattery (3) J Ray Hackett T

Br B g Court Cave - Lady Farina B John Magee O Liam Hackett

Won a competitive handicap over hurdles at the Galway Festival last July, though there wasn’t much to like about his Listowel exertions in September and a break needs to have worked the oracle with him. Star Rating 2 Nibblers Charm 4 N.H. wins r51,692.00 — Handicap Rating 73 5/1 HR129 D.J. O’Keeffe 10.6 (CP) 29L 9th of 14 to Drop The Anchor 9.8 LIST 25 SEP 20 Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m Sft 7/2 HR76 D.J. O’Keeffe 9.10 1 1/4L 2L 1L 4th to Son Of Hypnos 8.13 TIPP 15 SEP 20 14rn hcp (50-80)1m 4f 110yds Gd/Yld 5/4Fav D.J. O’Keeffe 9.6 (CP) 1 1/2L 1 1/4L 1 1/2L 4th to No Say Ever (GB) 9.9 GOW 2 SEP 20 13rn mdn 1m 6f Sft/Hvy

13 DINARD ROSE (12)

5

8

(Blinkers)

Br B f Champs Elysees (GB) - Rose of Petra B Airlie Stud O Nina Walsh

12

(124)

17-7070 F Seamie Heffernan J Nina Walsh (R) T

Down the field at Killarney on stable bow for Nina Walsh last time out, though connections should have learnt plenty about her there and she has been dropped 1lb since that day. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 2 Dinard Rose 3 flat wins r19,207.50 2 N.H. wins r16,533.50 — Handicap Rating 72 18/1 HR73 J.A. Heffernan 9.12 (CP) 18L 10th of 15 to Hazran 8.11 KILL 11 MAY hcp (50-80)2m 182yds Sft 50/1 HR118 P.J. Carberry 11.9 (CP) 24L 7th of 14 to Minx Tiara 11.10 BAL 16 APR hcp hdl 2m 6f 22yds Yld 80/1 HR120 S.W. Flanagan 10.5 (BK) 34L 13th of 17fn, 20rn to Heaven Help Us 10.5 LEP 7 FEB Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 2f Sft/Hvy

14 YENILLIK (12)

5

8

10

(122)

0420-07 F Kevin Manning J H Rogers T

Br B g Invincible Spirit - Love Excelling (FR) B John Connaughton O Thomas Cox & Ralph Kelly & Mrs M Rogers

Beaten far enough the last twice when sent off at big prices and, despite a 2lb drop in the ratings, another struggle could beckon for this five-year-old. Star Rating 2 Yenillik — Handicap Rating 70 80/1 HR72 K.J. Manning 9.6 10L 7th of 15 to Vultan 9.5 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 1m 4f Yld 66/1 B. Hayes 12.0 19L 10th of 12fn, 14rn to Robinstown 12.0 NAV 13 MAR mdn hdl 2m Hvy 22/1 HR75 L.F. Roche 9.11 (V) 20L 12th of 13 to Vermilion Cliffs 9.7 DUN 23 OCT 20 mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

15 HOOK HEAD (12)

4

Br B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Dance Troupe (GB) B Ennistown Stud O Ennistown Stud & Mrs J S Bolger

8

8

(CPiece)

(120)

600-715 F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Took a step in the right direction when scoring at Navan in April and probably ran to a similar level when fifth in a better event at Killarney three weeks later. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Hook Head 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 69 17/2 HR69 L.T. McAteer 9.2 (CP) 7 3/4L 5th of 15 to Hazran 8.11 KILL 11 MAY hcp (50-80)2m 182yds Sft 15/2 HR65 K.J. Manning 9.4 (CP) won 1/2L 3/4L from White Desert 9.13 and Allora Yeats 8.10 NAV 25 APR 13rn hcp 1m 5f Gd 2min 56.6sec 20/1 HR66 K.J. Manning 9.4 (CP) 7 1/2L 7th of 13 to Storm Steps 9.9 DUN 26 MAR Ext hcp 1m 4f Std

RACE EIGHT

16 HAMMERSMITH (19)

5

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

8

7

(119)

330-429 F Leigh Roche J J A Nash T

Posted a good second behind Bapaume over hurdles at Cork and was an okay fourth on last flat outing. That last flat run came over a mile though and back up in trip he could be found out. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Hammersmith 1 flat win r7,392.00 C — Handicap Rating 67 4/1 HR118 G. Brouder 11.7 32L 9th of 10fn, 12rn to Ferdia 10.13 BAL 4 MAY mdn hdl 2m 1f 26yds Sft 5/1 HR118 Rachael Blackmore 11.4 9L 2nd to Bapaume (FR) 11.4 CK 25 MAR 5rn hdl 2m Yld 13/2 HR69 L.F. Roche 9.13 2 1/4L nk s/hd 4th to Starting Monday 10.1 here 21 MAR 20rn Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy

112


17 FOVEROS (FR) (22)

6

8

6

(118)

0970-80 F Wayne Lordan J W P Mullins T

Br B g Authorized - Fanurio’s Angel (FR) B Mme Virginia Fragiskos & S C E A Haras Du Hoguenet O Luke McMahon & Francis Mangan

Confirmed stayer who returns to the flat off a low enough mark to be interested in his chances. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 4 Foveros (FR) 1 flat win r11,500.00 3 N.H. wins r34,886.00 — Handicap Rating 65 33/1 HR136 D.J. McInerney 11.2 14L 13th of 22fn, 24rn to Koshari (FR) 11.9 PUN 1 MAY Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 4f Gd/Yld 66/1 HR136 C.P. McNamara 11.2 6 3/4L 8th of 20 to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 14/1 HR73 S. Foley 9.7 (CP) 30L last of 11 to Jerandme 10.1 DRYL 4 SEP 20 hcp 2m 1f 170yds Sft

18 WEATHER ALERT (12)

5

Br B g Gale Force Ten (GB) - Blue Lightning (GB) B M Phelan O Rory F Larkin

8

6

(118)

5508/-94 F Joe Doyle J Thomas Mullins T

Made his handicap debut at Roscommon and did well to finish fourth at a big price. Was well-held in fourth though and needs to pull out more to figure here. Star Rating 2 Weather Alert — Handicap Rating 65 50/1 HR65 James J. Doyle 8.13 2 1/2L 3L nk 4th to Vultan 9.5 ROS 11 MAY 15rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Yld 100/1 HR67 B.M. Coen 9.9 11L 9th of 16 to Fil The Power (GB) 9.9 GOW 7 APR mdn 1m 1f 130yds Sft 50/1 K.J. Brouder 10.11 27L 8th of 19fn, 20rn to Gealach 11.0 PUN 31 DEC 19 mdn hdl 2m Gd/Yld

B,T worn by No. 3. Blinkers worn by No. 13. CPiece worn by No. 4, No. 7, No. 15. H,T worn by No. 10. TStrap worn by No. 2, No. 5. Long Handicap - Foveros (FR) 8-5 (117), Weather Alert 8-5 (117) Probable Starting Prices - 5/1 Coltor, 11/2 Pin Your Hopes, 10/1 Hammersmith, 12/1 Dalton Highway, Ilmig, Pempie, Hook Head, 14/1 Lynwood Gold, King’s Vow (FR), Brazos (USA), Jukebox Jive (FR), Nibblers Charm, Foveros (FR), 16/1 Rock De Baune (FR), Grand D’espagne (FR), Weather Alert, 25/1 Dinard Rose, 33/1 Yenillik

2020 - 1st Mutadaffeq 2nd Jerandme 3rd Graceland (FR) (3 min. 31 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT COLTOR won at Naas over hurdles on testing ground in January and finished fifth in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham a couple of months later. Dermot Weld’s charge looks well handicapped off 84 on the Flat and the booking of Colin Keane suggests that connections mean business. Pin Your Hopes handles testing ground and showed promise when second at Leopardstown last month, while Dalton Highway, a stablemate to the selection, won over C&D off 4lb lower 11 months ago.

DANGER: DALTON HIGHWAY

RACE EIGHT

WIN: COLTOR

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PEACEFUL

2020 TATTERSALLS IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS WINNER

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A speedy type, Peaceful led home a 1-2-3 for the Tabor silks, beating subsequent dual Group 1 winner Fancy Blue into second with subsequent Irish Oaks winner back in fifth

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS FIRST RACE 1.30p.m. The Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF Fillies Maiden of €17,500 (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) (Generously sponsored by Tally Ho Stud and the Irish EBF (€4,500)) Winner will receive €10,500 (Penalty Value: €10,325) Second will receive €3,500, Third will receive €1,750, Fourth will receive €875, Fifth will receive €525, Sixth will receive €350. For two years old fillies only, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 6 furlongs. €140 to enter, €35 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 2lbs. (The owner of an Irish-bred winner of this race will receive an IRE Incentive Scheme Sales Voucher of €10,000. See RAS for full terms & conditions of this scheme) Stalls stands side. Value to winner: €10325; Second: €3500; Third: €1750; Fourth: €875; Fifth: €525; Sixth: €350. SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE SECOND RACE 2.05p.m. The Heider Family Stables Gallinule Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3) (Generously sponsored by Heider Family Stables) 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 only. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €400 to enter, €100 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 5lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st June, 2020) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra; Of two Group 3 races or a Group 2 race 5lb extra; Of a Group 1 race 7lb extra. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 38 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 2.40p.m. The Tattersalls Gold Cup of €300,000 (Group 1) (Generously sponsored by Tattersalls Ltd) Winner will receive €180,000 (Penalty Value: €177,000) Second will receive €60,000, Third will receive €30,000, Fourth will receive €15,000, Fifth will receive €9,000, Sixth will receive €6,000. For four years old and upwards. About 1 mile 2 furlongs 110 yards. €1,200 to enter on March 24th, €600 extra if forfeit not declared by April 21st, €1,200 extra if forfeit not declared by May 18th or €30,000 if entered by May 18th. Weights: 9st 5lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €177000; Second: €60000; Third: €30000; Fourth: €15000; Fifth: €9000; Sixth: €6000. SEE PAGE 50 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 3.15p.m. The Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas of €400,000 (Group 1) (Generously sponsored by Tattersalls) Winner will receive €232,000 (Penalty Value: €228,000) Second will receive €80,000, Third will receive €40,000, Fourth will receive €20,000, Fifth will receive €12,000, Sixth will receive €8,000, Seventh will receive €4,000, Eighth will receive €4,000. For three years old fillies only. About 1 mile. €500 to enter on October 14th or €10,000 if entered on April 7th, €750 extra if forfeit not declared by January 13th, €1,000 extra if forfeit not declared by April 7th, €1,750 extra if forfeit not declared by May 18th or €40,000 if entered by May 18th. Weights: 9st 2lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €228000; Second: €80000; Third: €40000; Fourth: €20000; Fifth: €12000; Sixth: €8000; Seventh: €4000; Eighth: €4000. SEE PAGE 68 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 3.50p.m. The Betway Handicap of €40,000 (Premier Handicap) (Registered as the Guineas Festival Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Betway) Winner will receive €24,000 (Penalty Value: €23,600) Second will receive €8,000, Third will receive €4,000, Fourth will receive €2,000, Fifth will receive €1,200, Sixth will receive €800. An extended handicap for four years old and upwards that at entry have run three or more times under any Rules of Racing, at least one of those runs having been on or after 1st April, 2020 (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 2 furlongs. €320 to enter, €80 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 18th May. Weights raised by 1lbs. Value to winner: €23600; Second: €8000; Third: €4000; Fourth: €2000; Fifth: €1200; Sixth: €800. SEE PAGE 78 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 4.20p.m. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Habitat’ Handicap of €45,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€5,000)) Winner will receive €27,000 (Penalty Value: €26,550) Second will receive €9,000, Third will receive €4,500, Fourth will receive €2,250, Fifth will receive €1,350, Sixth will receive €900. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards that are EBF eligible that at entry have run three or more times under any Rules of Racing, at least one of those runs having been on or after 1st April, 2020 (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. €360 to enter, €90 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 18th May. Weights raised by 1lbs. Value to winner: €26550; Second: €9000; Third: €4500; Fourth: €2250; Fifth: €1350; Sixth: €900. SEE PAGE 90 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 4.55p.m. The Betway Irish EBF Maiden of €16,500 (Generously sponsored by Betway and the Irish EBF (€3,000)) 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 three years old only, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €132 to enter, €33 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 7lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €9735; Second: €3300; Third: €1650; Fourth: €825; Fifth: €495; Sixth: €330. SEE PAGE 100 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 5.30p.m. The Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap of €15,500 (Generously sponsored by Betway) Winner will receive €9,300 (Penalty Value: €9,145) Second will receive €3,100, Third will receive €1,550, Fourth will receive €775, Fifth will receive €465, Sixth will receive €310. An extended handicap for four years old and upwards (90 = 10st 2lbs). 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 2 miles. €124 to enter, €31 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. This race will not be started from stalls. Handicaps calculated 18th May. Value to winner: €9145; Second: €3100; Third: €1550; Fourth: €775; Fifth: €465; Sixth: €310. SEE PAGE 110 FOR THIS RACE

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2021 Fixtures 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 Kildare Village 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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PALACE PIER

winner of LOCKINGE STAKES, Gr. 1, PRIX JACQUES LE MAROIS, Gr. 1, ST JAMES’S PALACE STAKES, Gr. 1 purchased at TATTERSALLS OCTOBER YEARLING SALE, BOOK 1 for 600,000 gns T: +44 1638 665931 sales@tattersalls.com www.tattersalls.com

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