Curragh Racecard - Wednesday 2nd June

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 2ND featuring

Race To The Ebor Handicap & Ballyogan Stakes (Group 3)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the Curragh for Sky Bet Race Day. We are delighted to welcome Sky Bet back to the Curragh following the inaugural running of the Sky Bet Race to the Ebor Handicap last year. The race is aimed at those horses hoping to go to York for the Sky Bet Ebor in August and the winning horse will be guaranteed a place in the very valuable race. The Sky Bet Ebor is one of the most prestigious and valuable races of the year and it is great that the Curragh now has a race that links us to this great race and another one of the World’s great racecourses. We would also like to thank Qatar Racing and Equestrian for their generous sponsorship of the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes. The Curragh has enjoyed a very positive association with Qatar and it is one that we hope to develop in the future. This prestigious race for fillies and mares has a fine history and we look forward to another great renewal this evening. We would also like to thank the Irish Stallion Farms EBF who are the biggest sponsor in Irish racing for their continued support. Sponsorship makes a very important contribution to racing as it enhances the prize fund which is so important to the success of Irish racing. We would ask you to support our sponsors whenever you can. I would particularly like to thank the owners with runners here today. The owners make an invaluable contribution to racing, we are very grateful to you for your support and look forward to having you back in the Curragh for our Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival on the 25, 26th and 27th June. We are pleased that this will also be a trial meeting with the return of racegoers for the first time since 2019. Unfortunately, numbers will be limited but it will be an important step on the road to a return to full attendances. We will be issuing further details of the trial meeting in the coming week. I hope that you and your family are well and please stay safe and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Curragh before too long. Kind regards PAT KEOGH Chief Executive


OFFICIALS WEDNESDAY 2ND JUNE 2021 (E) The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is UNDER THE RULES OF RACING

responsible for the integrity of Irish Racing. In fulfiling this role, they provide Stewards and professional Officials at all racemeetings to ensure that their rules are properly

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

observed.

STAKEHOLDER: Horse Racing Ireland

are officiating at today’s race meeting:

MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Bernard Healy

The following list of Stewards and Officials ACTING STEWARDS: Mr. Laurence McFerran Mr. John Martin-Smith Mrs. T.K. Cooper

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

Mr. P. D. Matthews

FARRIERS: Eamon Behan Sean Kelly

CLERK OF THE SCALES:

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

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan Mr. H. Hynes STARTER: Mr. J.R. Banahan JUDGE: Mr. A.L. McKeever HANDICAPPER: Mr. M. Bird

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

For information and all the latest news, visit: www.curragh.ie

STEWARDS SECRETARIES: Mr. P. Deegan & Mr. L. Walsh MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr. G. Fay VETERINARY OFFICER: Ms. J. Taylor M.V.B., M.R.C.V.S. VETERINARY ASSISTANTS: Ms. C. Murphy & Mr. I. Hamilton SECURITY OFFICER: Mr. C. Gordon


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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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Horse Name

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Number of days since last ran

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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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Form Guide

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Previous Performances

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Official Handicap Rating

B O F J T

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.


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.

DAM Mother of a horse.

DRAW FILLY Female horse up to four years old.

FOAL Horse of either sex 1 January the following year.

from

its

birth

until

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).


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.

PACE

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.

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TRACKFACTS AND OTHER RACING INFORMATION ABOUT TODAY’S RACES TRACK INFORMATION

2m

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

1m6f

1m4f

1m2f

1m21/2f

1m2f

1m1f

1m(new)

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

6f

6f63y

1m

7f

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

TRAINERS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: J P O’BRIEN (8 wins from 42 runners, 19%) runs NATIONAL GALLERY and CANTERS WELL (4.30), HADMAN (5.00), CAMDEBOO (5.30), PATRICK SARSFIELD (6.30), PONDUS and SHOSHONE WARRIOR (7.05), TRUCE and UBUNTU (7.40). A P O’BRIEN (3 wins from 26 runners, 12%) runs POINT LONSDALE (4.30), RAPIDUS (5.00), MORE BEAUTIFUL (5.30), SWISS ACE (6.00), LOUGH DERG (6.30), CALL ME SWEETHEART and LOYAL and ESPANIA (7.40). G M LYONS (3 wins from 9 runners, 33%) runs DR ZEMPF (5.00), SISTER ROSETTA (6.00), REVE DE VOL (6.30), CHIRICAHUA (7.05), SIMPLY A DREAM (7.40).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: COLIN KEANE (5 wins from 33 rides, 15%) rides BARUD (4.30), DR ZEMPF (5.00), A MA CHERE (5.30), SISTER ROSETTA (6.00), REVE DE VOL (6.30), CHIRICAHUA (7.05), SIMPLY A DREAM (7.40), BABY POWER (8.10). SHANE FOLEY (5 wins from 41 rides, 12%) rides ADONIS (4.30), CONFIDENT STAR (5.00), LOCH LEIN (5.30), IVA BATT (6.00), O’REILLY (6.30), BARBADOS (7.05), THEORY OF MUSIC (7.40), ALOYSIUS LILIUS (8.10). SEAMIE HEFFERNAN (4 wins from 23 rides, 17%) rides POINT LONSDALE (4.30), RAPIDUS (5.00), MORE BEAUTIFUL (5.30), SWISS ACE (6.00), LOUGH DERG (6.30), PONDUS (7.05), LOYAL (7.40), BRAVE DISPLAY (8.10).

WEIGHTWATCHER The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 8.10 TULLYPOLE ANNIE (won off 65 down 5lb to 60); MISS JABEAM (won off 76 down 9lb to 67).

FANCY THAT J S BOLGER won the 4.30 race in 2017 and 2018. The stable is represented by PLAY BY THE RULES and VERBAL SPARRING in the race today. J S BOLGER won the 6.30 race in 2013, 2017 and 2019. The stable is represented by AGITARE and GEOMETRICAL in the race today.

CLASSY TIPS The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 5.30 SWEET GARDENIA (down 2 grades); THUNDER BEAUTY (down 2).

STABLE MOVES 7.05 SHOSHONE WARRIOR has moved from A P O’Brien to J P O’Brien; 8.10 HERO OF THE HOUR has moved from J McAuley to G A Kingston.


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.

5F

6F 7F 10F 16F

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

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post


SKY BET RACEDAY PREVIEW

Ahead of the SkyBet Raceday at The Curragh featuring the Race To The Ebor Handicap, where the winner gets automatic entry into the very valuable Ebor Handicap at York Racecourse in August, Fran Berry spoke to Ebor-winning trainer Ger Lyons to discuss Chiricahua’s of success this evening before potentially going on to York in August. Lyons also saddles four other contenders on the card.


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RACE ONE

FIRST RACE 4.30P.M. THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF (C & G) MAIDEN OF W16,500

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

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

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

RACE SPONSOR

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

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

Horse

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ADHUIL (-)

B Breeder

O Owner

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J Jockey

T Trainer

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Draw

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Br B g Gutaifan - Positive Vibration B Ringfort Stud Ltd O Mrs Margaret Miley

F

Leigh Roche J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Something of a bargain basement purchase at just 3,500 guineas, but he is related to a winner over this trip. Might just find a few too strong on debut debut, however. Star Rating 2

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ADONIS (-)

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Br Ch c Siyouni (FR) - Rajaratna B Niarchos Family O Niarchos Family

9

5

(131)

(11) F

Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

From the family of the Group 1-winning juvenile Denebola as well as the Arc winner Bago and he is worthy of consideration on his racecourse debut this evening. Star Rating 4

3

BARUD (GB) (11)

2

9

5

Br Gr c Kodiac (GB) - Syann B Crimbourne Bloodstock Ltd O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd

(131)

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3 F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

Displayed plenty of promise when finishing third on his debut over 6f here last month and he should be hard to beat with that experience now under his belt. Star Rating 5 Barud (GB) 9/1 C.T. Keane 9.5 1 1/4L nk 3rd to Pinar Del Rio (GB) 9.5 here 22 MAY 9rn mdn 6f Sft/Hvy

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CANTERS WELL (-)

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Br Gr g Caravaggio (USA) - Gali Gal B Grande Ville Breeding Ltd O Sean & Bernardine Mulryan

9

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(8) F

Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

A half-brother to the 1m4f Listed winner a Group 1-placed Salouen and he should not be completely discounted in this contest, despite lacking any previous race experience. Star Rating

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GEODESIC (18)

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

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

Has shown some promise when finishing third in his two previous starts in recent months but he looks to be up against it in a race of this nature. Star Rating 2 Geodesic 9/4Fav G.M. Ryan 9.7 7 3/4L 5th of 10 to The Entertainer 9.7 NAV 15 MAY mdn 5f 162yds Gd 25/1 P.A. Harnett 9.0 4 3/4L 5th of 11 to Glounthaune 9.7 here 17 APR mdn 6f Gd

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MANNIX (-)

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Br Ch c Australia (GB) - Many Hearts (USA) B T Stack O Mrs John Magnier

(131)

(10) F

Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Closely related to plenty of winners including the 6f and 7f winner Empire Line. Any market support for him on his debut would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

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NATIONAL GALLERY (-)

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Br Br Gr c Caravaggio (USA) - Dora de Green B Con Marnane O F & N Partnership

9

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(131)

(3) F

Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

A half-brother to the 6f Listed winner and Group 1-placed Forever In Dreams and it would be no surprise to see him go well on his debut this evening. Star Rating 4

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PLAY BY THE RULES (14)

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(131)

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6 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Br B c Vocalised (USA) - Teodolite B J S Bolger O Mrs Patricia O’Rourke & Mrs J S Bolger

Finished sixth of 11 on his racecourse debut over 6f at Cork a couple of weeks ago and he is fully entitled to improve for that experience. Star Rating 3 Play By The Rules 14/1 K.J. Manning 9.0 6L 6th of 11 to Amalfi Coast 9.6 CK 19 MAY mdn 6f Yld/Sft

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POINT LONSDALE (-)

2

9

Br B c Australia (GB) - Sweepstake B Epona Bloodstock Ltd O D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,Westerberg

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(131)

(1) F

Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Cost 575,000gns as a yearling and he is a full-brother to the 1m2f Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed Broome. Has to be of some interest this evening. Star Rating 4

10 UNCONQUERABLE (19)

2

Br B c Churchill - Rien Ne Vas Plus B Rien Ne Vas Plus Syndicate O Atlantic Thoroughbreds

9

5

(131)

(6)

8 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Filled eighth of 11 on his debut over 7f at Leopardstown a few weeks ago and he has plenty to find if he is to get off the mark today. Star Rating 2 Unconquerable 10/1 G.M. Ryan 9.7 8L 8th of 11 to Celtic Times 9.7 LEP 14 MAY mdn 7f Gd/Yld

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RACE ONE

5


RACE ONE

11 VERBAL SPARRING (-)

2

Br B c Vocalised (USA) - Teocht B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

9

5

(131)

(5) F

Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Out of a mare who won four times between 1m and 1m4f but he could be vulnerable in a race as competitive as this one appears to be. Star Rating 2

Probable Starting Prices - 9/4 Barud (GB), 5/1 Point Lonsdale, 7/1 Play By The Rules, Verbal Sparring, 8/1 Geodesic, 11/1 Adonis, Unconquerable, 14/1 Canters Well, Mannix, National Gallery, 50/1 Adhuil

2020 - No Corresponding Meeting Last Year

CURRAGH COMMENT BARUD, who cost 165,000gns as a yearling, displayed plenty of promise when finishing third on his debut over 6f here 11 days ago. The son of Kodiac is entitled to improve for that experience as well as this step up in trip and he just gets the vote in an interesting contest. Point Lonsdale is arguably the most noteworthy newcomer being a full-brother to Broome and having cost 575,000gns, although National Gallery and Adonis should not be discounted.

WIN: BARUD

DANGER: POINT LONSDALE

THANK YOU The Curragh would like to thank Peter Keatley Curragh Equine Groundcare for the sponsorship of best turned out horse awards for the 1st and 2nd races this evening.

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

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SECOND RACE 5.00P.M. THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF RACE OF W22,000

6f

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

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

RACE TWO

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

RACE SPONSOR

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

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

CONFIDENT STAR (-)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

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9

4

(130)

(1)

Br B c Lope de Vega - Freedom March (GB) B Freedom March Synd & Lope de Vega Synd O Ecurie Ama Zing Team

F

Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

A 240,000gns purchase at the Craven Breeze-Up sale last month who commands plenty of respect on his racecourse bow as he comes from the family of former 1000 Guineas winner Speciosa. Star Rating 4

2

DR ZEMPF (GB) (-)

2

9

4

Br Gr c Dark Angel - Souvenir Delondres (FR) B Stratford Place Stud O Peter M Brant

(130)

(2) F

Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

He boasts a speedy pedigree and was sold for 420,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 last October. He is of considerable interest representing top connections on his first start. Star Rating 4

3

ELLIPTIC (43)

2

Br B f Caravaggio (USA) - Aqua de Vida B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs A M O’Brien

9

4

(130)

(6)

1 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

She displayed a bright turn of foot to score on her debut at Tipperary in April and a strong showing on this occasion would guarantee her a spot at Royal Ascot. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 4 Elliptic 1 win r9,145.00 3/1Fav G.M. Ryan 9.2 won 1 1/2L 1/2L from Quick Suzy 9.2 and Harmony Rose (GB) 9.2 TIPP 20 APR 13rn mdn 5f Yld 1min .2sec

4

HADMAN (19)

2 (TStrap)

Br Ch c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Anneli B Merriebelle Irish Farm Ltd O Mohamed Abdulrahman M I Al Mansour

9

4

(130)

(3)

6 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

He finished down the field on his sole outing to date at Leopardstown last month and will need to improve significantly to be competitive with him dropping back in trip. Star Rating 2 Hadman 22/1 S.M. Crosse 9.7 (TS) 6 3/4L 6th of 11 to Celtic Times 9.7 LEP 14 MAY mdn 7f Gd/Yld

18


MISSING MATRON (17)

2

9

(CPiece)

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

4

(130)

(5)

1333 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

She sets the standard on form, having finished third in a Listed contest here on her penultimate start, but may prove vulnerable to a less-exposed type. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 3 Missing Matron 1 win r9,735.00 C 14/1 L.T. McAteer 9.2 1L 5 1/2L 3rd to Hermana Estrella 9.2 NAAS 16 MAY 7rn Group 3 5f 205yds Sft 9/2 K.J. Manning 9.0 1 3/4L hd 3rd to Castle Star 9.5 here 3 MAY 7rn Listed 5f Yld 10/11Fav K.J. Manning 9.4 2 1/4L nk 3rd to Cheerupsleepyjean (FR) 8.13 here 17 APR 5rn 5f Gd

6

RAPIDUS (-)

2

Br Gr c Caravaggio (USA) - Gorband (USA) B T Molan O D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,Westerberg

9

4

(130)

(4) F

Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

A half-brother to Harbour Watch who proved himself to be a very smart juvenile, as he was unbeaten in three outings, and the son of Caravaggio couldn’t be in better hands. Star Rating 5

CPiece worn by No. 5. TStrap worn by No. 4. Probable Starting Prices - 13/8 Elliptic, 5/2 Missing Matron, 5/1 Rapidus, 8/1 Confident Star, Dr Zempf (GB), 14/1 Hadman

CURRAGH COMMENT Missing Matron arguably sets the form standard based on her third to Castle Star here last month over 5f. That said, she is already making her fifth career start and may prove vulnerable despite the addition of first-time cheekpieces. Elliptic made an impressive start to her career when overcoming inexperience to win at Tipperary and she commands plenty of respect with the likelihood of improvement to come. The vote, however, goes to RAPIDUS as he is a half-brother to Harbour Watch, who was a top-class juvenile for Richard Hannon Snr, and the son of Caravaggio is taken to continue his fine start to his career as a stallion. Confident Star and Dr Zempf are others with viable credentials on debut.

WIN: RAPIDUS

DANGER: ELLIPTIC

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.

HORSE WELFARE - A PRIORITY

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 TWO

5


THE QATAR RACING AND EQUESTRIAN CLUB BALLYOGAN STAKES The Ballyogan Stakes was initially run over five furlongs at Leopardstown’s sprint track for horses of either gender, but it has subsequently developed into a key part of the sprinting programme for fillies and mares over an extra furlong here at The Curragh since 2015. In the early runnings the legendary Vincent O’Brien dominated proceedings as he landed the race seven times including the very first edition with Boone’s Cabin in 1975. He would then rack up a four-timer starting from 1977, with the first two of those Godswalk and Solinus both going on to win at the highest level in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. The latter would also add Newmarket’s July Cup and the William Hill Sprint Championship (now the Nunthorpe Stakes) at York to his name as he became the top sprinter of 1978. Another leading name on the Ballyogan roll of honour is Committed who won the prize in 1985 for Dermot Weld in the hands of Mick Kinane. She progressed into one of Europe’s leading sprinters as a four-year-old having already been successful in the Nunthorpe and Longchamp’s Prix de l’Abbaye the previous year. Her Ballyogan victory was her first start of 1985 as she went on to win the Flying Five Stakes (formerly held at Phoenix Park) and becoming only the third dual winner of the Abbaye. Two years later saw Vincent O’Brien’s final success in the Ballyogan as Bluebird dropped back to sprinting to great effect, also landing the King’s Stand by an impressive four lengths on Vincent O’Brien his following start. Subsequent European champion sprinter Mr Brooks won the Ballyogan for trainer Kevin Connolly in 1991 while the race was still at held at Leopardstown, before the race moved to Cork in 2002 and from 2004 it has been run as a fillies and mares Group 3 over six furlongs.


From 2005 through to 2014 the race returned to Leopardstown but since 2015 it has been staged at The Curragh, with Ainippe winning the first renewal held here for the combination of Ger Lyons and Colin Keane. Since the race became a fillies only event it has gone to English-trained runners on six occasions, with the most recent of these being Divine for Mick Channon in 2016. However, the prize has stayed in Ireland for the last four years, including with Soffia in 2019 for Edward Lynam and you can see a replay of her thrilling victory in the video below. That success formed the middle part of a hat-trick for the filly as he she was then dropped in trip to put up a scintillating performance in the Sapphire Stakes back here the following month.

Millisle

Last year the Ballyogan was moved to Naas due to a rescheduling of fixtures due to Covid 19 and it was Millisle who became a Group winner as a three-year-old for Jessica Harrington, following on from her victory in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in 2019.


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THIRD RACE 5.30P.M. THE QATAR RACING AND EQUESTRIAN CLUB BALLYOGAN STAKES OF W50,000 (GROUP 3)

6f

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

Stalls: Centre of Course. Value to winner: r29500; Second: r10000; Third: r5000; Fourth: r2500; Fifth: r1500; Sixth: r1000.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

RACE SPONSOR

The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club will sponsor a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and €100 to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out

RACE THREE

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BACK TO BRUSSELS (17)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

9

8

(134)

(3)

668-732 F Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Br Ch f Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Big Boned (USA) B N Hartery O Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited

Arrives here on the back of two placed efforts in Listed company over 5f in recent months and it would be no surprise to see her make the frame once again. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Back To Brussels 2 flat wins r21,079.00 D — Handicap Rating 98 8/1 HR99 C.D. Hayes 9.6 4 1/4L 2nd to Logo Hunter 9.3 NAAS 16 MAY 10rn Listed 5f Sft 11/1 HR100 C.D. Hayes 9.6 3/4L 1/2L 3rd to Mooneista 8.10 NAAS 26 APR 9rn Listed 5f Gd 8/1 HR100 C.D. Hayes 9.4 4 1/4L 7th of 15 to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR Listed 6f Yld

2

LUSTOWN BABA (17)

4

9

8

(134)

(4)

211-402 F Leigh Roche J W McCreery T

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

A Listed winner over C&D last October and her recent second-placed finish at Naas suggests that she should be thereabouts once again this evening. Winning Range SH-YS. Star Rating 4 Lustown Baba 4 flat wins r114,250.00 CD — Handicap Rating 104 8/1 HR104 W.J. Lee 9.11 1/2L 2nd to Snapraeterea 9.2 NAAS 16 MAY 7rn Listed 7f Sft 13/2 HR106 W.J. Lee 9.8 14L last of 11 to Lancaster House 10.0 here 17 APR Group 3 7f Gd 11/4Fav HR106 W.J. Lee 9.7 2L 1L s/hd 4th to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR 15rn Listed 6f Yld

3

ROMANTIC PROPOSAL (17)

5

9

Br B f Raven’s Pass (USA) - Playwithmyheart (GB) B Fastnet Stud Ltd O Clipper Logistics Group Ltd

8

(134)

(7)

14647-3 F Shane Crosse J Edward Lynam T

Progressed well last year and she made an encouraging return to action when finishing third in a Listed event over 5f at Naas last month. Winning Range YS-Gd. Star Rating 4 Romantic Proposal 3 flat wins r62,275.50 C — Handicap Rating 99 20/1 HR99 S.M. Crosse 9.6 4 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Logo Hunter 9.3 NAAS 16 MAY 10rn Listed 5f Sft 13/2 HR99 O.J. Orr 9.3 6L 7th of 11 to Lustown Baba 9.2 here 15 OCT 20 Listed 6f Sft 9/1 HR91 S.M. Crosse 9.4 1/2L 1 1/2L s/hd 4th to Ventura Rebel (GB) 9.5 here 26 SEP 20 11rn Group 3 6f Yld

4

SILVER SERVICE (11)

5 (TStrap)

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

9

8

(134)

(9)

600368 F Gary Carroll J Michael Mulvany T

Has not been disgraced in her most recent starts in handicap company but she is likely to find that a few are too good for her at this level. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 2 Silver Service 4 flat wins r33,935.00 CD — Handicap Rating 88 9/1 HR88 G.F. Carroll 9.2 (TS) 5 1/2L 8th of 22 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 50/1 HR90 G.F. Carroll 9.2 (TS) 3L 6th of 20 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 4/1 HR90 D. McMonagle 9.7 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Independent Missy 9.2 NAV 25 APR 9rn Ext hcp 5f 164yds Gd

24


5

SONAIYLA (11)

5

9

(V,T)

Br Gr f Dark Angel - Sinaniya (USA) B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O Moyglare Stud Farm

8

(134)

(14)

11230-3 F Ronan Whelan J P Twomey T

Third in the Group 1 Flying Five here last season and she put in a promising display on her return in the Greenlands a couple of weeks ago. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 5 Sonaiyla 4 flat wins r91,562.00 CD — Handicap Rating 108 4/1 HR109 W.J. Lee 9.2 (V) (TS) 3/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY 10rn Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy W. J. Lee 8.13 (V) (TS) 5L 10th of 16 to Glen Shiel (GB) 9.2 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 Group 1 6f Sft 11/1 HR106 W.J. Lee 9.3 (V) (TS) 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Glass Slippers (GB) 9.3 here 13 SEP 20 14rn Group 1 5f Gd

STAR IN THE MAKING (GB) (17)

4

9

8

(134)

(2)

159-564 F Wayne Lordan J W McCreery T

Br B f Muhaarar (GB) - Lonely Ahead (USA) B Rabbah Bloodstock Limited O Miss Madeline Burns

Has shown some promise in Listed company since joining this yard but she will have to put in a career best to be successful in this contest. Winning Range GS-GF. Star Rating 3 Star In The Making (GB) 2 flat wins r25,896.70 D — Handicap Rating 93 16/1 HR93 W.M. Lordan 9.8 1/2L 1 1/2L 4 1/2L 4th to Snapraeterea 9.2 NAAS 16 MAY 7rn Listed 7f Sft 12/1 HR93 W.J. Lee 9.6 2 3/4L 6th of 9 to Mooneista 8.10 NAAS 26 APR Listed 5f Gd 28/1 HR89 W.M. Lordan 9.4 3 1/2L 5th of 15 to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR Listed 6f Yld

7

SANTOSHA (17)

3

9

3

(129)

(15)

13185-7 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Coulsty - Princess Zoffany B Mr Paddy Murray O Susan Lynas

A Group 3-winning juvenile last year but she has some questions to answer after being well held on her seasonal return at Naas last month. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Santosha 2 flat wins r24,886.00 D — Handicap Rating 100 20/1 HR101 S. Foley 9.2 7L 7th of 9 to A Case Of You 9.5 NAAS 16 MAY Group 3 5f 205yds Sft Thomas Greatrex 9.0 16L last of 5 to Isabella Giles 9.0 NEWMARKET 25 SEP 20 Group 2 7f Gd Thomas Greatrex 9.0 9L 8th of 14 to Miss Amulet 9.0 YORK 20 AUG 20 Group 2 6f Gd /Sft

8

A MA CHERE (248)

3

9

0

(126)

(8)

1376- F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

Br B f Kodiac (GB) - Mad About You B Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd O Moyglare Stud Farm

She was highly-tried after making a winning debut over C&D last year and she should not be underestimated today, despite needing to find some improvement to be successful. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 A Ma Chere 1 flat win r10,335.00 CD — Handicap Rating 95 12/1 HR97 O.J. Orr 9.2 4 1/4L 6th of 10 to Elysium 9.2 here 27 SEP 20 Group 3 7f Gd/Yld 50/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 6 3/4L 7th of 13 to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 7f Gd 10/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 1 1/2L 3 1/2L 3rd to Shale 9.2 LEP 6 AUG 20 8rn Group 3 7f Gd

9

CAMDEBOO (26)

3

Br B f Muhaarar (GB) - Carioca B Karis Bloodstock Ltd & Rathbarry Stud O Cayton Park Stud

9

0

(126)

(1)

8-14 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Got off the mark in a maiden over 7f at Cork in April but much more is required to be successful in this contest. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Camdeboo 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 93 7/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 3 1/4L 3/4L nk 4th to Measure Of Magic 9.2 CK 7 MAY 8rn Listed 5f 110yds Gd/Frm 22/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 won 3L 2L from Blazing Star (GB) 9.2 and Sweet Molly Malone (USA) 9.2 CK 23 APR 15rn mdn 7f Gd/Frm 1min 26.3sec 18/1 S.M. Crosse 9.2 8 3/4L 8th of 18 to Elizabethan (USA) 9.2 NAAS 18 OCT 20 mdn 6f Sft

10 LINDA BARRETT (14)

3

Br B Gr f Dark Angel - Plagiarism (USA) B Yeomanstown Stud O Craig Bernick

(Blinkers)

9

0

(126)

(6)

0-1304 F Andrew Slattery J J A Stack T

Remains unexposed but she has plenty to find having been beaten in a handicap off a mark of 82 when last seen at Cork. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 2 Linda Barrett 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 81 8/1 HR82 A.J. Slattery 9.1 nk ns 3L 4th to Iva Batt 9.2 CK 19 MAY 8rn Ext hcp 5f Yld/Sft 15/2 HR82 A.J. Slattery 9.0 22L 10th of 11 to Pale Iris 9.9 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft 18/1 HR85 A.J. Slattery 9.1 3/4L 3 1/2L 3rd to Logo Hunter 9.3 CK 3 APR 15rn Ext hcp 5f Yld

25

RACE THREE

6


11 LOCH LEIN (26)

3

9

0

(126)

(13)

321-05 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Invincible Spirit - Ashley Hall (USA) B Epona Bloodstock Ltd O Mrs Joan Brosnan

Progressive as a juvenile last year but her two performances this season suggest that she may struggle today unless taking a significant step forward. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Loch Lein 1 flat win r9,145.00 D — Handicap Rating 95 100/30 HR99 S. Foley 9.2 6L 5th of 8 to Measure Of Magic 9.2 CK 7 MAY Listed 5f 110yds Gd/Frm 11/2 HR99 S. Foley 9.2 9 3/4L 11th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd 11/8Fav S. Foley 9.2 won 6L 1 3/4L from Queens Carriage 9.2 and Golden Lyric (GB) 9.2 CK 9 SEP 20 15rn mdn 6f Gd/Frm 1min 10.4sec

12 MORE BEAUTIFUL (USA) (24)

3

9

RACE THREE

0

(126)

(12)

1965-94 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Br B f War Front (USA) - Maybe B Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Should appreciate this drop in trip following a promising performance in a Group 3 over a mile at Leopardstown last time. Merits a place on the shortlist. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 4 More Beautiful (USA) 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 97 10/1 HR95 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 1 3/4L 1 3/4L 1/2L 4th to Joan Of Arc 9.2 LEP 9 MAY 11rn Group 3 1m Gd 28/1 HR95 P.B. Beggy 9.2 6 1/4L 9th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd 9/4Fav R.L. Moore 9.2 3 3/4L 5th of 11 to Monday (USA) 9.2 LEP 12 SEP 20 Listed 7f Gd

13 SWEET GARDENIA (GB) (10)

3

9

0

(126)

(11)

4010-60 F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

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

Won a Listed race over an extended 7f at Tipperary last year but she needs to improve on her two starts this year to add another victory to her record today. Winning Range Sft-YS. Star Rating 3 Sweet Gardenia (GB) 2 flat wins r65,750.00 D — Handicap Rating 95 125/1 HR97 O.J. Orr 9.2 7 3/4L 11th of 14 to Empress Josephine 9.2 here 23 MAY Group 1 1m Sft/Hvy 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

14 TERESA MENDOZA (26)

3

9

0

(TStrap)

Br Ch f Territories - Ceoldrama (USA) B Ennistown Stud O Ecurie Ama Zing Team

(126)

(10)

120-3 F Ben Coen J K J Condon T

Hit the crossbar in the Round Tower over C&D last year and she has an each-way chance based on an encouraging effort at Cork last month. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Teresa Mendoza 1 flat win r9,735.00 CD — Handicap Rating 97 11/2 HR97 W.J. Lee 9.2 (TS) 3 1/4L 3/4L 3rd to Measure Of Magic 9.2 CK 7 MAY 8rn Listed 5f 110yds Gd/Frm 11/2 W.J. Lee 9.2 10L 10th of 13 to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 7f Gd 13/8Fav S. Foley 9.2 1/2L 2nd to New Treasure 9.5 here 28 AUG 20 8rn Group 3 6f Hvy

15 THUNDER BEAUTY (31)

3

Br B f Night of Thunder - Quiania B Kildaragh Stud & Michael Downey O David K Kelly

(TStrap)

9

0

(126)

(5)

157-0 F N G McCullagh J K J Condon T

Has been kept in Group 1 company since making a winning debut over C&D last July and she should not be underestimated this evening. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 4 Thunder Beauty 1 flat win r9,735.00 CD — Handicap Rating 104 W. J. Lee 9.0 19L last of 11 to Mother Earth 9.0 NEWMARKET 2 MAY Group 1 1m Gd /Frm W.J. Lee 8.11 8L 7th of 12 to Tiger Tanaka 8.11 PARISLONGCHAMP 4 OCT 20 Group 1 1m Hvy 14/1 C.T. Keane 9.2 3 1/2L 5th of 13 to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 7f Gd

Blinkers worn by No. 10. TStrap worn by No. 4, No. 14, No. 15. V,T worn by No. 5. Probable Starting Prices - 10/3 Sonaiyla, 11/2 Lustown Baba, 7/1 Thunder Beauty, 8/1 Teresa Mendoza, 10/1 Back To Brussels, Romantic Proposal, More Beautiful (USA), 11/1 A Ma Chere, 14/1 Loch Lein, 20/1 Star In The Making (GB), Santosha, Camdeboo, 25/1 Silver Service, Sweet Gardenia (GB), 33/1 Linda Barrett

2020 (held at Naas) - 1st Millisle (IRE) 2nd Pronouncement (USA) 3rd Lady Penelope (IRE) (1 min 10.85sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT SONAIYLA was hugely progressive last season and that includes a career-best effort when finishing third in the Group 1 Flying Five at this track in September. The daughter of Dark Angel made an encouraging return in the Greenlands last month and she should be hard to beat now eased in grade back against her own sex. More Beautiful didn’t appear to get home over a mile last time and she should not be underestimated today. Others to consider are Back To Brussels, Lustown Baba and Thunder Beauty.

WIN: SONAIYLA

DANGER: MORE BEAUTIFUL 26



CURRAGH TRAINER PROFILE Richard Brabazon Richard (Dick) Brabazon is a registered Curragh trainer with a small team of horses based at the famous Rangers Lodge, although he is more well known as having set up a very successful Pre-Training business. He has a variety of Irish and International clients who send him horses for breaking and pre-training and credits the world class The Curragh training facilities as a key factor in attracting International owners. Multiple Group 1 and Classic winner Snow Fairy is one of the most famous of his graduates, while Hong Kong champion Exultant is another. Dick comes from a very famous Irish racing dynasty. His grandfather, Cecil, was a champion amateur jockey three times and a successful trainer, while Dick’s father, Aubrey, was a legendary champion jockey riding Cottage Rake to his three Cheltenham Gold Cup victories in 1948, 1949 and 1950 and Hatton’s Grace to the first two of his three successes in the 1949 and 1950 Champion Hurdle. Shortly after Cottage Rake won his third Gold Cup Aubrey won the Irish 2,000 Guineas on Mighty Ocean.


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FOURTH RACE 6.00P.M. THE SKY BET JUNEFEST HANDICAP OF W40,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

Stalls: Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 27th May. Value to winner: r23600; Second: r8000; Third: r4000; Fourth: r2000; Fifth: r1200; Sixth: r800.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

RACE SPONSOR

Sky Bet will sponsor a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and €100 to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out

TRIFECTA RACE

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

SISTER ROSETTA (38)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

9

10

(136)

(5)

25631-6 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br B f Awtaad - Brown Butterfly (GB) B Mr K Prendergast O David Spratt & Sean Jones & Mrs Lynne Lyons

An all-the-way winner of a 6f maiden at Dundalk in November and made a pleasing return when sixth in Listed company over an extended 5f at Navan in April. Now switches to the handicap ranks with a solid chance. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Sister Rosetta 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 92 9/1 HR92 C.T. Keane 9.0 5 1/2L 6th of 9 to Measure Of Magic 9.0 NAV 25 APR Listed 5f 164yds Gd 2/1Fav HR94 G.F. Carroll 9.2 won s/hd 2L from Russian River 9.2 and Provocateuse 9.2 DUN 9 NOV 20 14rn mdn 6f Std 1min 12.7sec 2/1Fav HR95 C.T. Keane 9.2 1 1/4L nk 3rd to Mehnah (GB) 9.2 DUN 25 SEP 20 14rn mdn 7f Std

2

EROSANDPSYCHE (38)

3

9

9

(135)

(8)

8u19 F Gary Carroll J Kieran P Cotter T

Br B c Sepoy (AUS) - Sciolina B Allevamento Poggio San Giorgio SAS O P B Dreeling

Defied odds of 16/1 when impressively winning his maiden at Tipperary in April and possibly the run came too soon when disappointing in Listed company at Navan five days later. Each-way chance on handicap debut. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Erosandpsyche 1 flat win r8,260.00 D — Handicap Rating 91 5/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.5 11L last of 9 to Measure Of Magic 9.0 NAV 25 APR Listed 5f 164yds Gd 16/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 won 3 3/4L 1 3/4L from Shelly Banks 9.2 and Just Reminiscing 9.2 TIPP 20 APR 18rn mdn 5f Yld 59.8sec 25/1 Sam Ewing 8.10 u.r. in race won by A Case Of You 9.10 DUN 19 MAR 9rn 6f Std

3

SWISS ACE (GB) (25)

3

Br B c Kingman (GB) - Swiss Lake (USA) B Lordship Stud O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

9

(Blinkers)

6

(132)

(3)

150-5 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Not a lot went right on his seasonal/handicap debut over 6f at Naas last month and difficult to dismiss now cutting back in distance with first-time blinkers equipped. Has also been lowered 1lb. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Swiss Ace (GB) 1 flat win r8,260.00 D — Handicap Rating 88 11/1 HR89 W.M. Lordan 9.10 7L 5th of 11 to Pale Iris 9.9 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft 18/1 M.C. Hussey 9.5 7 1/4L last of 10 to Military Style (USA) 9.5 LEP 6 AUG 20 Group 3 7f Gd R. L. Moore 9.0 7L 5th of 9 to Tactical (GB) 9.0 NEWMARKET 9 JUL 20 Group 2 6f Gd /Sft

4

IVA BATT (14)

3

9

1

(127)

(1)

446-141 F Shane Foley J R K Watson T

Br Ch f Ivawood - Mrs Batt B J W Nicholson O Not A Bat Idea Partnership

Two from three so far this year and a 3lb rise for her recent Cork success is fair. Not far behind the top-class St Mark’s Basilica over 6f here last August. Leading claims. Winning Range YS & AW. Star Rating 5 Iva Batt 2 flat wins r16,225.00 D — Handicap Rating 83 4/1 HR80 S. Foley 9.2 won nk ns from The Highway Rat 9.13 and Screen Siren 8.1 CK 19 MAY 8rn Ext hcp 5f Yld/Sft 1min .9sec 100/30Fav HR82 C.D. Hayes 8.8 1/2L 1/2L 3/4L 4th to Independent Missy 9.2 NAV 25 APR 9rn Ext hcp 5f 164yds Gd 16/1 HR81 R.P. Whelan 9.2 won 1L 1/2L from Roses Blue 9.2 and Ginsburg 9.2 DUN 18 APR 14rn mdn 6f Std 1min 13sec

30


5

ROSIE BASSETT (GB) (25)

3

Br B f Wootton Bassett (GB) - Lipstick Rose B Stone Roses Bloodstock O Rosie Bassett Syndicate

9

0

(126)

(9)

21-96 F Nathan Crosse (5) J Mrs John Harrington T

Shaped encouragingly in two starts as a juvenile but arguably hasn’t run up to the same standard in a couple of outings so far this year. Has questions to answer as a result. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Rosie Bassett (GB) 1 flat win r9,735.00 CD — Handicap Rating 82 10/1 HR85 S. Foley 9.6 (H) 9 1/2L 6th of 11 to Pale Iris 9.9 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft 7/1 HR89 S. Foley 9.8 (H) 7 3/4L 9th of 15 to Logo Hunter 9.3 CK 3 APR Ext hcp 5f Yld 13/8Fav S. Foley 9.2 (H) won 1 1/2L 4L from Shelly Banks 9.2 and Grigadale 9.7 here 15 OCT 20 18rn mdn 5f Sft 1min 3.8sec

6

FERRYBANK (GB) (42)

3

8

Br B g Cable Bay - Hewayaat (GB) B Highfort Stud & Jake Warren Ltd O Mrs Helen Walsh

12

(124)

(7)

432-163 F Wayne Lordan J T M Walsh T

Has done all of his racing on the all-weather at Dundalk since a satisfactory debut effort over 6f here last September. Ran well on his first start as a gelding latest and should give another good account. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Ferrybank (GB) 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 80 7/1 HR82 W.M. Lordan 8.13 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Aikido 9.10 DUN 21 APR 6rn 6f Std 10/11Fav HR82 C.D. Hayes 10.0 5 1/2L 6th of 8 to No Patience 8.8 DUN 29 JAN hcp 7f Std 11/8Fav HR79 C.D. Hayes 9.7 won 2L 1L from Zen Silence 8.9 and Resourceful Man 9.7 DUN 8 JAN 14rn mdn 6f Std 1min 13.6sec

NOTORIOUSLY RISKY (GB) (18)

3

8

11

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

(123)

(4)

028-224 F Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Yet to open her account but has been slightly unlucky not to do so. Knocking on the door, both in handicap and maiden company, and she’s unlikely to be far away at the finish here. Star Rating 4 Notoriously Risky (GB) — Handicap Rating 79 11/10Fav HR79 C.D. Hayes 9.2 ns 3/4L 1/2L 4th to White Lavender 9.2 NAV 15 MAY 21rn mdn 5f 162yds Gd 11/4Fav HR75 C.D. Hayes 8.10 3/4L 2nd to Pale Iris 9.9 NAAS 8 MAY 11rn Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft 11/4 HR75 C.D. Hayes 9.2 ns 2nd to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR 23rn mdn 5f 205yds Sft

8

SHELLY BANKS (14)

3

Br B f Fast Company - Novantae (GB) B Manister House Stud & Gatewood Bell O West Limerick Racing Syndicate

8

(TStrap)

6

(118)

(2)

220-245 F Leigh Roche J Eamonn O’Connell T

No match for Iva Batt at Cork last time but 3lb better off and equipped with a first-time tongue-tie this evening, she might be able to close the gap at least. Engaged to run at Tipperary on Tuesday. Star Rating 3 Shelly Banks — Handicap Rating 72 6/1 HR74 D.P. McDonogh 8.10 3 3/4L 5th of 8 to Iva Batt 9.2 CK 19 MAY Ext hcp 5f Yld/Sft 3/1 HR75 D. McMonagle 8.11 2 3/4L 1 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Quarantine Dreams 9.7 CK 7 MAY 16rn mdn 5f Gd/Frm 11/4Fav HR77 O.J. Orr 9.2 3 3/4L 2nd to Erosandpsyche 9.7 TIPP 20 APR 18rn mdn 5f Yld

9

HERB OF GRACE (15)

3

Br B f Mehmas - Bishop’s Lake (GB) B Tally-Ho Stud O Joseph G Murphy

8

6

(118)

(6)

86000-1 F Tom Kiely Marshall (10) J Joseph G Murphy T

Running from 7lb out of the handicap suggests that she faces an uphill battle, but won easily on her recent return over 6f at Sligo and could be dangerous to dismiss. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 3 Herb Of Grace 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 67 16/1 HR52 G.F. Carroll 9.1 won 3 1/2L 4 1/2L from Lord Dudley 9.11 and Cnodian 9.2 SLGO 18 MAY 14rn hcp (45-65)5f 200yds Yld/Sft 1min 17.1sec 66/1 HR65 G.F. Carroll 8.11 17L 12th of 13 to Amazing Emma 8.1 DUN 23 OCT 20 hcp 5f Std 80/1 S.M. Crosse 9.2 (H) 16L 15th of 18 to Alarm Call (GB) 9.2 NAV 7 OCT 20 mdn 5f 164yds Sft

Blinkers worn by No. 3. TStrap worn by No. 8. Long Handicap - Shelly Banks 8-4 (116), Herb Of Grace 7-13 (111) Probable Starting Prices - 5/2 Notoriously Risky (GB), 4/1 Iva Batt, 11/2 Ferrybank (GB), 7/1 Shelly Banks, 8/1 Sister Rosetta, 11/1 Erosandpsyche, Swiss Ace (GB), 12/1 Herb Of Grace, 14/1 Rosie Bassett (GB)

CURRAGH COMMENT IVA BATT shaped with plenty of promise as a juvenile, finishing fourth behind the top-class St Mark’s Basilica over 6f here on one occasion, but two wins from her last three starts indicates that she is an even better three-year-old. The Ivawood filly is just 3lb higher than when scoring narrowly at Cork last time and she could strike again. Notoriously Risky has been hammering on the door and looks sure to give another good account, while Sister Rosetta also warrants plenty of respect on her handicap debut.

WIN: IVA BATT

DANGER: NOTORIOUSLY RISKY 31

RACE FOUR

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THE ORBY STORY In the early part of the twentieth century, Ireland was the very poor relation to England when it came to flat racing. In 1907, Orby changed all that. Orby was a chestnut colt, born in 1904 by Orme out of Rhoda B. He was bred and owned by Richard ‘Boss’ Croker. Born in Clonakilty, Co. Cork on 23rd November 1841 Richard ‘Boss’ Croker’s family emigrated to America during the Great Famine. He worked as a machinist, a barman, a blacksmith, professional boxer becoming an alderman in New York. He became Head of Tammany Hall, the organisation in control of the Democratic Party in New York. Croker amassed a vast fortune and invested heavily in American bloodstock. He left New York for England in 1903 just as the government of the USA set up a commission into allegations of corruption at Tammany Hall. Attempting to have his horses trained in Newmarket the stewards of the Jockey Club would not grant him permission. A furious Croker transferred all horses to Ireland in 1904 and teamed up with J.J. Parkinson at Maddenstown Lodge on The Curragh. Amongst the horses was a 2-year-old named Orby. Showing exceptional ability on the gallops despite fragile front legs, Orby made his first appearance at Leopardstown in August 1906 finishing a 3rd at odds of 1/3. Orby’s next outing was in The Railway Stakes at The Curragh in September ridden by stable jockey John Thompson. He was beaten, by stable companion Electric Rose. Croker, a volatile character at the best of times, allowed his emotions to get the better of him and accused Parkinson of stopping Orby. Outraged a blazing row erupted between both men. Parkinson sent a telegram to Croker as follows: “Horse at Kildare Railway Station, collect” Boss Croker had purchased 120 acres at Glencairn near Leopardstown. He brought Orby to Glencairn and installed Colonel Frederick McCabe to train his string with Head Lad James Allen holding the trainer’s license. Orby began his 3-year-old career with an impressive win in the Earl of Sefton Plate in Liverpool, followed by an easy success in the Baldoyle Derby. He was backed down from 66/1 to 100/6 for the Epsom Derby. Thousands of Irish punters backed him in the hope he could be the first Irish trained winner of the race. Croker had his doubts about Orby staying the one and a half miles at Epsom but Colonel McCabe convinced him to let him take his chance. Croker insisted a first-rate jockey be engaged so Johnny Reiff, an American jockey who was riding in France at the time, was brought over to take the mount. He was an outsider and given very little chance. As William Allison, correspondent for the Sportsman commented, “The turf in Ireland has no spring in it, the climate is too depressing, and no Irish trainer knows enough to even dare compete for the greatest race in the World.”


In the race Orby took up the running 2 furlongs out, winning by 2 lengths. He returned to Ireland to an incredibl ereception. The Irish had finally gotten their Epsom Derby winner. Bonfires were lit and Orby was paraded through the streets of Dublin preceded by a brass band. An old lady pushed through the crowds, grabbed Colonel McCabe’s hand and said; “Thank God and you sir. We have lived to see a Catholic horse win the Derby”. So Orby became the first Irish trained horse to win the blue ribbon of the turf. The Irish Times reported; “It was a triumph for an island, which in its small compass contains a larger percentage of horse lovers than any country on the face of the world.” Orby was then prepared for the1907 Irish Derby at The Curragh. Record crowds attended to view the Irish Champion. Despite pleas from Colonel McCabe who was concerned about Orby’s fragile front legs and the hard ground on The Curragh Croker insisted he run. Orby won easily by 4 lengths at odds of 1/10 – the shortest priced winner of the Irish Derby, however the ground had taken its toll and he returned lame. After his success at Epsom, Orby’s owner Richard ‘Boss’ Croker contacted the Irish Turf Club and offered to fund the Irish Derby prize money for the same amount as he won at Epsom Derby on the condition he be appointed a member of the Turf Club. The prize money for the Epsom Derby was 6,500 Guineas compared to 788 Guineas for the Irish Derby. His letter was accompanied by a case of champagne. The Turf Club declined his offer but kept the champagne. The following month Orby could only finish fourth in Liverpool. And so ended the career of one of the most famous horses ever trained in Ireland. He retired to stud and was a successful sire, his offspring Grand Parade winning the Epsom Derby. Orby is buried in Glencairn beside his dam, Rhoda B. After Orby’s victory in Epsom in 1907 it was a further 51 years before an Irish trained horse won the Epsom Derby when Hard Ridden trained on the Curragh by J.M. “Micky” Rogers was successful. The next Irish winner of both the Irish and Epsom Derbys was Santa Clause in 1964 also trained on the Curragh by J.M. “Micky” Rogers. Croker developed pneumonia and died of thrombosis in April 1922. As he lay on his death bed in his property in Glencairn in Dublin surrounded by his family his son is quoted as saying “Don’t worry Father you are going to a better place.” To which Croker replied, “I doubt it.” To this day, in certain parts of the country, the saying exists, “I doubt it says Croker.” The Curragh would like to thank Jim Kavanagh for his research in putting the Orby story together.


FIFTH RACE 6.30P.M.

1m 2f

THE SKY BET ORBY STAKES OF W37,500 (LISTED RACE)

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

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r22125; Second: r7500; Third: r3750; Fourth: r1875; Fifth: r1125; Sixth: r750.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BOWERMAN (GB) (24)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

7

10

0

(140)

(3)

731-196 F Gavin Ryan J Adrian McGuinness T

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

A class act on his day but he’s lost his way since his last win at Doha in February and needs to bounce back now dropping in grade. Winning Range Sft-GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Bowerman (GB) 9 flat wins r213,596.10 C — Handicap Rating 106 16/1 HR106 R.P. Whelan 10.0 8L 6th of 8 to Maker Of Kings 9.11 LEP 9 MAY Group 3 1m Gd 22/1 HR106 R.P. Whelan 9.8 13L last of 9 to Broome 9.5 here 17 APR Group 3 1m 2f Gd R.P. Whelan 9.2 won nk 2L from Dominus 9.2 and Sir Arthur Dayne 9.2 DOHA 19 FEB 14rn 1m Gd 1min 34.9sec

RACE FIVE

2

PATRICK SARSFIELD (FR) (242)

5 (TStrap)

Br B g Australia (GB) - Ultra Appeal B China Horse Club International Ltd O Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez

10

0

(140)

(9)

111372- F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Came on leaps and bounds last year and the form of his latest outing has taken a big boost recently. Returning from an absence today but has run well fresh and he’s expected to mount a bold bid. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 4 Patrick Sarsfield (FR) 4 flat wins r99,723.00 C D — Handicap Rating 114 Frankie Dettori 9.2 1 1/4L 2nd to Skalleti (FR) 9.2 PARISLONGCHAMP 3 OCT 20 8rn Group 2 1m 1f 65yds Hvy 4/1 HR114 D.P. McDonogh 10.0 (TS) 9 1/2L 7th of 12 to Tiger Moth 9.3 LEP 12 SEP 20 Group 3 1m 4f Gd Adrie de Vries 9.6 nk 1 1/4L 3rd to Barney Boy (GB) 9.6 MUNICH 26 JUL 20 7rn Group 1 1m 2f Gd

3

AGITARE (10)

4

9

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

11

(137)

(6)

16-0400 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Has been struggling to find consistency of late but there have been glimpses of promise and, although this is a tough assignment, he’s unexposed over this trip and cannot be dismissed from sneaking minor honours. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Agitare 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 93 12/1 HR93 K.J. Manning 9.9 11L 15th of 16 to Visualisation 8.11 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 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

4

BOLIVAR (FR) (207)

4

9

11

(137)

(1)

51122- F Ronan Whelan J P Twomey T

Br Ch c Anodin - Black Rose (FR) B M Roger Baudouin/Mme Lucette Hiver O Team Valor International LLC

Returns from a lengthy break after placing in similar company over further last November. Finished behind a subsequent Group 1 winner on the all-weather so warrants interest, although he may need some rain. Winning Range Hvy-SH. Star Rating 3 Bolivar (FR) 2 flat wins r15,930.00 — Handicap Rating 104 6/1 HR104 W.J. Lee 9.3 2 1/2L 2nd to Barrington Court 9.5 NAAS 7 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m 3f 180yds Hvy 7/4 HR104 W.J. Lee 9.2 3/4L 2nd to Order Of Australia 9.2 DUN 18 SEP 20 6rn 1m 2f 150yds Std 5/2 W.M. Lordan 9.8 won nk 3L from Tasalka 8.10 and Barbados 9.12 KILL 19 AUG 20 5rn 1m 3f 50yds Sft/Hvy 2min 31.9sec

36


5

GEOMETRICAL (11)

4

9

11

(137)

(4)

650-00-0 F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Br Ch g Dawn Approach - Symmetrical (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

Highly tried as a two-year-old, including in Group 1 company, but has struggled to fulfill his early potential and recent efforts leave plenty to be desired. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 1 Geometrical 1 flat win r9,751.50 — Handicap Rating 92 50/1 HR93 K.J. Manning 9.7 13L 16th of 22 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 28/1 HR97 K.J. Manning 9.6 21L last of 11 to Lady Wannabe 9.6 LIST 22 SEP 20 Listed 1m 1f Gd 66/1 HR98 K.J. Manning 9.3 44L 11th of 12 to Tiger Moth 9.3 LEP 12 SEP 20 Group 3 1m 4f Gd

6

LOUGH DERG (24)

3

8

Br Gr c Galileo - Easton Angel B LynchBages,Rhinestone,Longfield Stud O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

12

(124)

(8)

1-42 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Kept on well in the Group 3 Derrinstown and ran with credit in the Ballysax. Still unexposed and both of those races look like top-class pieces of form so it would be a surprise if he wasn’t a big player. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Lough Derg 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 105 9/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 6L 2nd to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 9 MAY 7rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd 100/30 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 2 1/4L ns 3/4L 4th to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 11 APR 8rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd 11/1 W.M. Lordan 9.5 won nk nk from Colour Sergeant 9.5 and Zozimus 9.2 DUN 6 NOV 20 14rn mdn 1m Std 1min 36.7sec

7

O’REILLY (FR) (40)

3

Br B c Frankel (GB) - Fann (USA) B S A R L Baileys Haras Des Trois Chapelles O Mill House LLC

8

12

(124)

(5)

2-12 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

8

REVE DE VOL (221)

3

8

12

Br B g Siyouni (FR) - Joailliere B Moyglare Stud Farm O Moyglare Stud Farm

(124)

(2)

18354- F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Placed in the Group 2 Champions Juvenile Stakes last year at 40-1 but struggled to reproduce that level of form on his next two outings. Needs a career best on reappearance to figure. Winning Range GY. Star Rating 2 Reve De Vol 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 101 13/2 HR101 C.T. Keane 9.5 hd 3/4L 2 1/2L 4th to Flying Visit 9.5 LEP 24 OCT 20 9rn Group 3 1m 1f Sft/Hvy 14/1 HR102 G.F. Carroll 9.5 7L 5th of 13 to High Definition 9.5 here 26 SEP 20 Group 2 1m Yld 40/1 G.F. Carroll 9.5 3 1/2L 2 3/4L 3rd to Cadillac 9.5 LEP 12 SEP 20 9rn Group 2 1m Gd

9

NICEST (28)

3

Br B f American Pharoah (USA) - Chicquita B Coolmore O Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier

8

7

(119)

(7)

15-3 F Wayne Lordan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Ran creditably in the Cheshire Oaks but, despite receiving weight from every rival, appears to have a lot on her plate now opposing the colts for the first time. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 1 Nicest 1 flat win r10,335.00 — Handicap Rating 94 R. L. Moore 9.0 1L 4 3/4L 3rd to Dubai Fountain 9.0 CHESTER 5 MAY 7rn Listed 1m 3f 75yds Gd /Sft 9/4Fav G.M. Ryan 9.2 2 3/4L 5th of 8 to Divinely 9.2 here 28 AUG 20 Group 3 1m Sft 6/1 G.M. Ryan 8.11 won hd 3 3/4L from Talacre (USA) 9.2 and Willow 9.2 LEP 23 JUL 20 10rn mdn 1m Gd 1min 47.4sec

TStrap worn by No. 2. Probable Starting Prices - 3/1 Lough Derg, 4/1 Patrick Sarsfield (FR), 11/2 Reve De Vol, 13/2 Bowerman (GB), 8/1 Bolivar (FR), O’Reilly (FR), 10/1 Nicest, 14/1 Agitare, 20/1 Geometrical

CURRAGH COMMENT Top-rated Patrick Sarsfield holds the pick of the form in the race after finishing second to a subsequent Group 1 winner at Longchamp in testing conditions last October. That said, he faces an uphill battle having to give over a stone away to the progressive three-year-old LOUGH DERG, who was only denied the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial by the well-fancied Derby contender, Bolshoi Ballet. Depsite finishing six lengths behind the winner, the son of Galileo hit the line strong and gets the vote to land his second career victory, while the Frankel colt O’reilly will aiming to live up to his 260,000gns price tag after running on into second at Cork last time out.

WIN: LOUGH DERG

DANGER: PATRICK SARSFIELD 37

RACE FIVE

The form of his debut over a mile has been advertised handsomely thus far and, after relishing the step up to this trip when finishing second at Cork on his latest outing, further progression could be on the horizon. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 O’Reilly (FR) 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 100 4/1 S. Foley 9.6 1/2L 2nd to Kyprios 9.6 CK 23 APR 6rn 1m 2f 40yds Gd 85/40 S. Foley 9.7 won 1/2L 2 3/4L from Hms Seahorse 9.7 and Corps Des Pages 9.7 LEP 11 APR 12rn mdn 1m Gd 1min 43.6sec 10/1 S. Foley 9.5 4L 2nd to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 16 OCT 20 14rn mdn 1m Yld/Sft


THE SKY BET RACE TO THE EBOR HANDICAP Today sees the second running of the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Handicap which leads to the Sky Bet Ebor, held at York in August. While Irish domination in British handicaps would tend to throw up fond memories of Cheltenham Festival glory, the Irish have a fine record in the Sky Bet Ebor, with Mustajeer winning the race in style in 2019. Back in 2001 the Aidan O’Brien-trained Mediterranean was guided home under Mick Kinane and since 2010 Irish trainers have performed well in the prestigious handicap.

Mustajeer

Dirar landed the 2010 renewal for Gordon Elliott under a fine Jamie Spencer ride and since that win a host of Irish trainers have sent their fine stayers to contest the race on the Knavesmire. In 2011 the David Wachman-trained Mount Athos could only manage eighth under Wayne Lordan, but Royal Diamond came within a neck of winning the race in a year later for Thomas Carmody and Niall McCullagh, only to be denied by Frankie Dettori aboard Willing Foe. Ted Veale was well backed for Tony Martin in 2013 and was rather unlucky to finish only fourth under Fran Berry, but Mutual Regard put up a fine performance to win in 2014 under then five pound claimer Louis Steward for Johnny Murtagh.

Mutual Regard

The much missed Wicklow Brave ran a superb race to finish second to a big outsider in 2015, with subsequent St Leger third Fields Of Athenry back in fifth under Donnacha O’Brien.


2016 saw a fairytale winner, as the Tony Martin-trained Heartbreak City landed a fine touch under Adam McNamara, winning by a huge four lengths in the ultra competitive handicap following a win in a handicap hurdle at Galway a month prior. A great story and Heartbreak City success for connections, Tony Martin also saddled the third, Quick Jack, under Oisin Orr. Heartbreak City would go on to be beaten only a head in the Melbourne Cup 2017 drew a blank for the Irish, with the Willie Mullins-trained Ivan Grozny only able to finish 15th under Jim Crowley as the sole Irish representative in the race. Jarlath Fahey got in on the action in 2018 when saddling Sea The Lion to finish third under Ronan Whelan, with a certain Mustajeer a neck behind in fourth. Mustajeer overcame the draw in stall 2 to win the contest under Colin Keane in 2019, before moving to Australia with trainer Kris Lees. Last year’s running of the Sky Bet Ebor Trial Handicap was won by the Jessica Harrington-trained Lynwood Gold as Tom Madden made good use of the five-year-old’s proven stamina. Take a look back at last year’s renewal.


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SIXTH RACE 7.05P.M.

1m 6f

THE SKY BET RACE TO THE EBOR HANDICAP OF W40,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

One Mile and Six Furlongs (2,800 metres)

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 27th May. Value to winner: r23600; Second: r8000; Third: r4000; Fourth: r2000; Fifth: r1200; Sixth: r800.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BARBADOS (102)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

0

(140)

(10)

(CPiece)

Br B g Galileo - Sumora B Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt O Zhang Yuesheng

J Jockey

23246-0 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

His last win was over two years ago but he was highly tried last year and did finish a good fourth in the Irish St. Leger over this track and trip. One to note. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Barbados 1 flat win r7,700.00 — Handicap Rating 110 S. Foley 9.3 (CP) 20L 12th of 13 to Gifts Of Gold 9.2 RIYADH 20 FEB hcp 1m 7f Gd /Frm Frankie Dettori 9.2 (CP) 82L 6th of 9 to Princess Zoe (GER) 8.13 PARISLONGCHAMP 3 OCT 20 Group 1 2m 4f Hvy 33/1 HR106 S. Foley 9.11 (CP) 2L nk 3L 4th to Search For A Song 9.8 here 13 SEP 20 8rn Group 1 1m 6f Gd

2

PONDUS (GB) (46)

5

RACE SIX

9

10

(136)

(4)

14022-7 F Seamie Heffernan J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

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

Entitled to have improved for his comeback effort here in the Alleged Stakes and he is versatile in regards to ground. Should go well back in handicap company today. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 4 Pondus (GB) 3 flat wins r31,828.50 — Handicap Rating 106 18/1 HR107 W.M. Lordan 9.5 7 3/4L 7th of 9 to Broome 9.5 here 17 APR Group 3 1m 2f Gd Damien Oliver 9.3 1L 2nd to True Self 9.1 FLEMINGTON 7 NOV 20 10rn hcp Group 3 1m 5f Gd Damian Lane 9.4 s/hd 2nd to Princess Jenni (NZ) 8.13 BENDIGO 28 OCT 20 15rn hcp Group 3 1m 4f Gd

3

SHOSHONE WARRIOR (234)

4

Br B c Galileo - Runway Dancer (GB) B C O P Hanbury O Shoshone Syndicate

(TStrap)

9

4

(130)

(5)

5-15720- F Mikey Sheehy (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Well beaten over 2m here when last sighted for Aidan O’Brien and now debuts for Joseph O’Brien in a first-time tongue tie. Should appreciate the drop in distance and might run into a place. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Shoshone Warrior 1 flat win r8,850.00 — Handicap Rating 100 11/1 HR102 C.T. Keane 9.8 27L 19th of 21 to Cape Gentleman 9.0 here 11 OCT 20 Ext hcp 2m Sft 33/1 HR100 W.M. Lordan 9.6 1/2L 2nd to Halimi 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 18rn Ext hcp 1m 4f 180yds Gd 15/2 HR100 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 36L last of 7 to Galileo Chrome 9.5 NAV 29 AUG 20 Listed 1m 5f Sft

4

SHANROE (GB) (25)

7 (TStrap)

Br B g Multiplex (GB) - Pugnacious Lady (GB) B Mickley Stud O Brian Smyth

8

12

(124)

(8)

214-410 F Robbie Colgan J Karl Thornton T

Lightly raced on the level and he gets the trip, so ticks plenty of boxes. He’ll go on the ground and is a dual winner over hurdles, so expect a bold showing today. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 4 Shanroe (GB) 2 flat wins r15,635.00 5 N.H. wins r23,709.00 D — Handicap Rating 94 Donagh Meyler 11.8 (TS) 42L 11th of 14 to Copperless (GB) 10.4 HAYDOCK PARK 8 MAY hcp hdl Grade C 1m 7f 144yds Hvy 11/2Fav HR123 D. Meyler 11.10 (TS) won 9L 4 1/2L from Jon Ess 11.5 and Fighting Fit (GB) 10.11 FAIR 5 APR 20rn hcp hdl 2m Yld 6/4Fav HR123 Mr J.C. Barry 11.5 (TS) 2 1/2L 7 1/2L 1 1/2L 4th to Papal Lodge 11.2 DRYL 17 MAR 9rn hcp hdl 2m 3f 105yds Yld

42


5

CAMPHOR (31)

5

8

11

(123)

(2)

1805-44 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Camelot (GB) - Paraphernalia B Tullpark Ltd O OTI Racing

First-time cheekpieces seemed to spark an improved effort at Sligo last time but they are taken off today. The step back up in trip should suit this mare and she’s a player. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 4 Camphor 3 flat wins r41,395.00 — Handicap Rating 93 14/1 HR95 S.T. McCullagh 9.7 (CP) 1/2L 1/2L 3/4L 4th to So I Told You 8.6 SLGO 2 MAY 9rn hcp 1m 2f 142yds Gd/Yld 7/2 HR95 S. Foley 9.6 4L nk 4 3/4L 4th to Stratum (GB) 9.7 GOW 8 APR 5rn 1m 5f 160yds Sft 40/1 HR94 C.P. Hoban 9.2 4 3/4L 5th of 12 to Barrington Court 9.5 NAAS 7 NOV 20 Listed 1m 3f 180yds Hvy

6

BOLD APPROACH (59)

5

8

(CPiece)

Br B g Dawn Approach - Excuse Me (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

10

(122)

(9)

9825-26 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Struggled over hurdles last time and needs to prove himself over this trip now back on the level. Yard enjoying a good season but a career-best effort is needed. Winning Range GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Bold Approach 2 flat wins r25,530.00 — Handicap Rating 92 4/1 R.P. Cleary 12.0 17L 6th of 20fn, 21rn to El Barra (FR) 12.0 FAIR 4 APR mdn hdl 2m Yld 2/1Fav HR95 K.J. Manning 9.7 (CP) 2 3/4L 2nd to Tartlette (GB) 9.2 DUN 12 FEB 4rn 1m 2f 150yds Std 3/1 HR95 K.J. Manning 9.12 9 1/4L 5th of 7 to Pure Nature (GB) 8.9 DUN 4 DEC 20 hcp 1m 4f Std

7

CHIRICAHUA (22)

4

8

9?+2

(121)

(1)

0184-31 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br B g Camelot (GB) - Dowager (GB) B Lynch Bages & Rhinestone B/Stock O Mark D Breen

There should be more to come from this four-year-old, who represents a powerful stable and was impressive when scoring over this trip at Killarney last time. Well respected. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 5 Chiricahua 2 flat wins r13,570.00 — Handicap Rating 91 4/1 HR85 C.T. Keane 10.0 won 2 1/4L 1/2L from Away To Sea (FR) 9.6 and Hook Up (FR) 9.4 KILL 11 MAY 9rn 1m 6f 44yds Sft 3min 17.7sec 11/1 HR87 G.F. Carroll 9.10 1L 1 1/4L 3rd to Thunder Kiss 9.7 DUN 31 MAR 12rn hcp 1m 4f Std 11/2 HR88 C.T. Keane 9.10 3 1/4L 1 1/4L 1/2L 4th to Paso Doble 8.11 FAIR 1 OCT 20 12rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Sft

POWERFUL TED (40)

6

8

6

(118)

(7)

91753-3 F Chris Hayes J Noel Meade T

Br B g Power (GB) - Haaf Ok (GB) B Martin Cullinane O Mrs Patricia Hunt

Winner of a Galway bumper and his breakthrough success on the level came over 1m 4f at Fairyhouse last June. Had a spin over hurdles recently and is one to note. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 4 Powerful Ted 1 flat win r6,490.00 1 N.H. win r5,910.00 — Handicap Rating 87 2/1Fav HR105 S.W. Flanagan 11.10 1 1/2L 9L 3rd to Toms Courage 11.0 KILB 23 APR 13rn hcp hdl (80-109)2m Gd 14/1 HR88 C.T. Keane 9.2 1/2L 3/4L 3rd to Halimi 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 18rn Ext hcp 1m 4f 180yds Gd 11/1 C.D. Hayes 9.11 8L last of 5 to Camphor 9.2 GAL 2 AUG 20 1m 5f 186yds Sft

9

TRAVEL ON (GB) (39)

5

8

Br B g Lope De Vega - Teeky (GB) B George Strawbridge O Luke Comer

6

(118)

(3)

54470/-7 F Nathan Crosse (5) J Luke Comer T

Last win was over two years ago now but he did shape at Limerick last time as though the step up to this trip might bring about a bit of improvement. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Travel On (GB) 1 flat win r4,168.90 — Handicap Rating 87 80/1 HR90 S.M. Crosse 9.6 7 1/4L 7th of 11 to Still Standing 9.10 LIM 24 APR Ext hcp 1m 3f 70yds Gd 40/1 C. Brassil 10.9 53L 17th of 20fn, 22rn to Leagan Gaeilge 10.7 LEP 27 DEC 19 mdn hdl 2m Sft Frankie Dettori 9.2 (BK) 52L last of 7 to Dramatic Device (GB) 9.2 NEWMARKET 26 SEP 19 hcp (81-100)1m 4f Gd

10 LUGNAQUILLA (60)

4

Br B f Galileo - Wave B Coolmore O Mrs E M Stockwell

8

6

(118)

(6)

4210-0 F Killian Leonard J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Interesting having her first run in handicap company for this yard, but in truth she needs the best effort or her career so far to win a competitive handicap like this. Winning Range GY. Star Rating 3 Lugnaquilla 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 85 50/1 HR85 G.M. Ryan 9.2 13L last of 10 to Moll 9.2 CK 3 APR Listed 1m 4f 25yds Yld 22/1 HR82 G.M. Ryan 9.3 14L 10th of 14 to Barrington Court 9.8 NAAS 18 OCT 20 Listed 1m 3f 190yds Sft 11/8Fav G.M. Ryan 8.13 won 1 1/2L 1L from Silver Fox 9.7 and Sionnach Eile 9.7 TIPP 14 SEP 20 14rn mdn 1m 4f 110yds Gd/Yld 2min 53.7sec

43

RACE SIX

8


CPiece worn by No. 1, No. 6. TStrap worn by No. 3, No. 4. Long Handicap - Powerful Ted 8-5 (117), Travel On (GB) 8-5 (117), Lugnaquilla 8-3 (115) ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Probable Starting Prices - 3/1 Chiricahua, 5/1 Camphor, Bold Approach, 13/2 Shanroe (GB), Powerful Ted, 8/1 Pondus (GB), 11/1 Shoshone Warrior, Lugnaquilla, 16/1 Barbados, 33/1 Travel On (GB)

2020 - 1st Lynwood Gold (IRE) 2nd Mirann (FR) 3rd Grandmaster Flash (IRE) (3 min 10.91sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT CHIRICAHUA won’t be done improving yet, having gained the success his Dundalk third in March deserved when upped to this trip at Killarney last time. He obviously has more on his plate today, though there were some smart types trained by Willie Mullins in opposition at Killarney, but there is reason to believe he is well treated off 91 and there might be more to come over such distances. Shanroe is 2-4 on the level and makes a good bit of appeal, while Camphor and Barbados, fourth in the Irish St. Leger here last September, won’t be far away.

WIN: CHIRICAHUA

DANGER: BARBADOS

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THE CURRAGH RECORD TIMES RACE SIX

Distance Time

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

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

Horse

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

Age

Weight

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

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

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SEVENTH RACE 7.40P.M.

1m 4f

THE SKY BET EXTRA PLACES EVERY DAY FILLIES MAIDEN OF W12,000

One Mile and Four Furlongs (2,400 metres) Howth Post

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

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BORN LEADER (FR) (82)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

2

(142)

(9)

20-025-p F Mark Enright J Eoin Christopher McCarthy T

Br Ch f Nathaniel - Chieftess B Hall Of Fame Stud Ltd O Transatlantic Syndicate

Plenty of opportunities when with Hughie Morrison and placed in handicaps at Lingfield (twice), Windsor and Nottingham. Pulled up over hurdles for new connections and she was also scheduled to compete at Tipperary on Tuesday evening. Star Rating 3 Born Leader (FR) 20/1 G.P. Brouder 11.2 p.u. in race won by That’ll Be The Day 12.0 GOW 12 MAR 16rn mdn hdl 2m Hvy Saffie Osborne 9.7 5L 5th of 13 to Bird To Love (GB) 9.3 LINGFIELD PARK 6 OCT 20 hcp (46-55)1m 4f Std Georgia Dobie 8.8 s/hd 2nd to Beat The Heat (GB) 8.3 NOTTINGHAM 27 SEP 20 9rn hcp (51-70)1m 6f Gd

2

AZALLYA (18)

3

9

2

(128)

(1)

86 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

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

Closely related to the classy Azamour but yet to show much form with two unplaced efforts here and at Navan. Beaten over 15l last time and looked one-paced, upped in trip which may suit but has to show improvement. Star Rating 3 Azallya 6/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 15L 6th of 18 to Modus Operandi 9.7 NAV 15 MAY mdn 1m 2f Gd 28/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 8 1/4L 8th of 21 to Wordsworth 9.7 here 17 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd

3

CALL ME SWEETHEART (24)

3

9

RACE SEVEN

Br B f Australia (GB) - Potion (GB) B Mrs Sue Ann Foley O Sue-Ann Foley & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

2

(128)

(6)

32 F Wayne Lordan J A P O’Brien T

First of three runners for Aidan O’Brien and arrives with placed form after a third at Dundalk and a second at Leopardstown. Still holds Royal Ascot and Irish Oaks entries, expected to improve for the step up to a mile and a half and a major player here. Star Rating 4 Call Me Sweetheart 4/1 R.L. Moore 9.2 3 1/4L 2nd to Annerville 9.2 LEP 9 MAY 13rn mdn 1m 2f Gd 15/2 R.L. Moore 9.2 (BK) 2 1/4L 2 1/2L 3rd to Maar 9.2 DUN 10 APR 11rn mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

4

ESPANIA (-)

3

Br B f Galileo - Green Room (USA) B Vimal & Gillian Khosla O Westerberg,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,D Smith

9

2

(128)

(2) F

P B Beggy J A P O’Brien T

Full sister to Epsom Oaks winer Forever Together and cost connections €3,000,000 as a yearling. Still holds an Irish Oaks entry and has to be of interest on debut, could be anything. Star Rating 4

48


5

KAZAKDARIA (-)

3

Br B f Harzand - Katiola B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

9

2

(128)

(3) F

Derek McCormack (5) J D K Weld T

Unraced daughter of Irish Derby winner Harzand and half-sister to Katiba who placed in group company. Jockey claims 5lb which will help, but looks up against it on debut here. Others appeal more. Star Rating 3

6

LOYAL (37)

3

9

2

(128)

(11)

5 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Br B f Galileo - Chartreuse B Ballylinch Stud O Ballylinch Stud & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

Beaten 6l on debut when slowly away at Naas at odds of 11/1 but kept on nicely over the mile and a quarter. Seamie Heffernan rides for Aidan O’Brien and she looks the sort to improve considerably with experience, one for the shortlist. Star Rating 5 Loyal 11/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 6L 5th of 14 to Party House 9.2 NAAS 26 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd

7

ONLY SKY (24)

3

9

2

(128)

(5)

74 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Sea The Stars - Star Mon Amie B Sunderland Holding Inc O Mrs P K Cooper & S C Khaw & Elaine Lawlor

Easy to back on both starts at odds of 22/1 and 66/1 but wasn’t disgraced when a 4 1/4l fourth at Leopardstown last month, losing third close home. Probably has a race in her but still looks up against it here. Star Rating 3 Only Sky 66/1 T.P. Madden 9.2 3 1/4L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Annerville 9.2 LEP 9 MAY 13rn mdn 1m 2f Gd 22/1 T.P. Madden 9.2 7L 7th of 10 to New Reality 9.7 TIPP 20 APR mdn 1m 4f 100yds Yld

8

SIMPLY A DREAM (53)

3

9

2

Br B f Camelot (GB) - Mora Bai (Blinkers) B Lynch-Bages & Rhinestone Bloodstock O Mrs M V Magnier & Mrs John Magnier & Mrs Paul Shanahan

(128)

(8)

44 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Has her first race on turf after finishing fourth in both starts at Dundalk over a mile and a quarter, but failed to improve as hoped last time when beaten 5l at the line after racing prominently. Upped in trip in first time blinkers but needs to do more. Star Rating 3 Simply A Dream 3/1 C.T. Keane 9.2 2 1/4L 2 1/2L hd 4th to Maar 9.2 DUN 10 APR 11rn mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std 6/1 C.T. Keane 9.2 1/2L nk 1 1/4L 4th to Sir Lamorak 9.7 DUN 26 MAR 14rn mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

THEORY OF MUSIC (46)

3

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

9

2

(128)

(10)

6 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Once raced sister to Group Two-class Turret Rocks and entitled to improve for her sixth to favourite Wordsworth here when she failed to get a clear run over shorter. Needs to build on that to get involved but not easily discounted. Star Rating 3 Theory Of Music 9/1 S. Foley 9.2 6 3/4L 6th of 21 to Wordsworth 9.7 here 17 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd

10 TRUCE (USA) (-)

3

Br B f Declaration of War (USA) - My Way (USA) B Peter E Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC O Mrs A M O’Brien

9

2

(128)

(7) F

Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Half-sister to J Serino, who won 10 starts in the USA at up to a mile. Interesting pedigree ahead of her debut for Joseph O’Brien but her stamina has to be in question over this trip. Certainly one to watch for future reference. Star Rating 3

49

RACE SEVEN

9


11 UBUNTU (24)

3 (CPiece)

Br B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - On A Pedestal B Mrs Ann Marie O’Brien O Mrs John Magnier

9

2

(128)

(4)

539-88 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Five runs to date with the best of them a second to Divinely here as a juvenile in the Flame Of Tara Stakes. Struggled to repeat that since but kept on well over shorter last time out in a Leopardstown maiden. More needed and has to improve to figure. Star Rating 3 Ubuntu — Handicap Rating 88 22/1 HR92 M.P. Sheehy 8.11 5 1/4L 8th of 13 to Annerville 9.2 LEP 9 MAY mdn 1m 2f Gd 7/2 HR95 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 17L 8th of 16 to Vera Verto 9.2 GOW 7 APR mdn 1m 1f 130yds Sft William Buick 9.0 16L last of 9 to Indigo Girl (GB) 9.0 DONCASTER 10 SEP 20 Group 2 1m Gd

Blinkers worn by No. 8. CPiece worn by No. 11. Probable Starting Prices - 3/1 Call Me Sweetheart, 11/2 Espania, Ubuntu, 13/2 Loyal, 15/2 Kazakdaria, 10/1 Theory Of Music, 12/1 Azallya, Only Sky, Simply A Dream, Truce (USA), 33/1 Born Leader (FR)

CURRAGH COMMENT A field full of talent on offer with the Aidan O’Brien trio possibly holding the key. LOYAL is the suggestion with Seamie Heffernan in the saddle, and she could well improve past her rivals after a promising debut. Call Me Sweetheart brings the best form in to the race and is not easily overlooked, while newcomer Espania was an expensive purchase and could be anything.

DANGER: CALL ME SWEETHEART

RACE SEVEN

WIN: LOYAL

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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

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Keeneland Phoenix Stakes

Friday 13th August

Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes

Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint 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

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

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Thursday 14th October Tuesday 26th October


EIGHTH RACE 8.10P.M. THE SPORTING LIFE HANDICAP OF W10,500 (45-70)

6f 63y

Six Furlongs 63 Yards (1,250 metres) Anglesey Post

Stalls: Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 27th May. Value to winner: r6195; Second: r2100; Third: r1050; Fourth: r525; Fifth: r315; Sixth: r210.

(For Race Conditions see page 61)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

ROXETTE (GER) (18)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

2

(142)

(17)

4/-01038 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

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

A winner on her handicap debut at Cork in April and her third at the course on her penultimate start would give her every chance of being in the mix. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 4 Roxette (GER) 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 70 9/2 HR71 N.G. McCullagh 8.9 7 1/2L 8th of 11 to Only Spoofing 9.4 NAV 15 MAY Ext hcp 5f Gd 11/2Fav HR73 R.P. Whelan 10.0 2 3/4L 3L 3rd to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY 28rn hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft 100/30Fav HR73 R.P. Whelan 9.9 7L 13th of 17 to Midnight Fire 9.9 LEP 14 APR hcp (50-80)7f Gd

2

SHOWMOLINA (GB) (3)

4

10

0

(140)

(18)

5-860-07 F Donagh O’Connor (3) J J F Levins T

Br B g Showcasing (GB) - Crossmolina B Michael E Wates O Saffron Star Syndicate

Unplaced in all six starts to date but he caught the eye on his most recent outing at Navan having lost several lengths at the start and the extra furlong on this occasion should ideally suit him. Star Rating 3 Showmolina (GB) — Handicap Rating 68 66/1 HR68 D.W. O’Connor 9.13 1 3/4L 7th of 21 to Lord Mczie 9.6 NAV 30 MAY hcp (45-70)5f Yld 66/1 HR71 D.W. O’Connor 9.10 17L 20th of 23 to Pretty Rebel 9.7 here 3 MAY Ext hcp 7f Yld/Sft 15/2 HR74 D.W. O’Connor 9.4 12L 10th of 14 to Orchid Gardens 8.9 DUN 25 NOV 20 mdn 1m Std

3

TRUEBA (25)

5

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

(Visor)

10

0

(140)

(4)

33-9204 F Nikita Kane (7) J Edmond Daniel Linehan (R) T

He has run some solid races in defeat this season, most notably when runner-up at the course in March, and the return to 6f is in his favour having run on well over shorter at Navan last time. Winning Range Yld-Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Trueba 3 flat wins r17,960.00 CD — Handicap Rating 68 12/1 HR68 Nikita Amelia Kane 9.2 (V) 1/2L 2L 1/2L 4th to Mi Esperanza 9.11 NAAS 8 MAY 19rn hcp (45-75)5f Yld/Sft 8/1 HR70 Nikita Amelia Kane 9.4 17L 15th of 28 to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft 18/1 HR70 Nikita Amelia Kane 9.7 2 3/4L 2nd to Cyrus Dallin (GB) 10.2 here 21 MAR 20rn Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy

RACE EIGHT

4

ALOYSIUS LILIUS (19)

5

9

13

(139)

(5)

23-7080 F Shane Foley J Gerard O’Leary T

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

He drops back in trip having contested a mile handicap at Leopardstown last month but the five-year-old has a bit to find on recent evidence. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Aloysius Lilius 3 flat wins r12,106.80 — Handicap Rating 67 16/1 HR68 S. Foley 10.0 6 1/2L 10th of 20 to Indian Lilac 10.0 LEP 14 MAY hcp (50-70)1m Gd/Yld 28/1 HR72 S. Foley 9.8 4L 8th of 17 to Midnight Fire 9.9 LEP 14 APR hcp (50-80)7f Gd 11/1 HR73 S. Foley 10.3 10L 10th of 20 to Cyrus Dallin (GB) 10.2 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy

52


5

MISS JABEAM (145)

5

Br Ch f Bungle Inthejungle (GB) - Semper Fi (GB) B Eddie Tormey O Newtown Downs Syndicate

(B,T)

9

13

(139)

(6)

09792-8 F Declan McDonogh J Aidan Anthony Howard T

She returns from a break having disappointed slightly at Dundalk when last seen in January and any rain in the forecast would inconvenience her chance. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Miss Jabeam 3 flat wins r23,128.50 CD — Handicap Rating 67 17/2 HR70 C.D. Hayes 9.4 5 3/4L 8th of 14 to Irish Acclaim 9.5 DUN 8 JAN 7f Std 9/1 HR68 N.G. McCullagh 10.0 (BK) 3/4L 2nd to Irish Acclaim 9.11 DUN 11 DEC 20 14rn hcp (45-70)6f Std 11/1 HR73 Sam Ewing 9.9 (BK) 5L 9th of 14 to Pulse Of Shanghai 9.10 DUN 9 OCT 20 hcp (45-75)7f Std

6

REVERBERATION (GB) (105)

6

9

13

(139)

(9)

445-607 F Danny Sheehy (3) J J J Lambe T

Br Ch g Excelebration - Echo Ridge B Littleton Stud O R P Behan

He has been given a chance by the handicapper and is now 4lb higher than his last winning mark. The return to turf is likely to bring about some improvement following a break. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Reverberation (GB) 4 flat wins r23,578.00 — Handicap Rating 67 14/1 HR68 D. McMonagle 9.7 5L 7th of 12 to Spelga (GB) 10.2 DUN 17 FEB hcp (45-75)1m 2f 150yds Std 8/1 HR69 D. McMonagle 9.10 4 1/2L 11th of 14 to Howyoulikethat 9.10 DUN 5 FEB hcp (45-70)1m Std 9/2Fav HR70 Sam Ewing 9.9 4 1/4L 6th of 14 to Dark Magic (GB) 9.11 DUN 20 JAN hcp (45-70)1m Std

7

NOIRVENTO (30)

6

9

(TStrap)

Br B f Le Cadre Noir - Controvento B Demi O’Reilly O Altar Ego Syndicate

12

(138)

(26)

28317-9 F N G McCullagh J Tracey Collins T

She finished down the field on her return to action at the course last month and the mare is capable of stepping forward from that performance. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Noirvento 4 flat wins r23,293.50 — Handicap Rating 66 28/1 HR69 N.G. McCullagh 9.10 (TS) 12L 9th of 28 to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft 4/1 HR70 M.C. Hussey 10.2 (TS) 4 1/4L 7th of 14 to Irish Acclaim 9.11 DUN 11 DEC 20 hcp (45-70)6f Std 5/4Fav HR63 R.P. Whelan 10.0 (TS) won 3/4L 1 3/4L from Fit For Function (GB) 9.12 and Pretty Smart 9.2 DUN 20 NOV 20 14rn hcp (45-65)6f Std 1min 12.8sec

8

GLOW WORM (5)

4

9

11

(137)

(31)

893358 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Jack W Davison T

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

She is a consistent filly despite not getting her head in front so far in 29 outings to date but her recent effort at Fairyhouse leaves her with a bit to find. Star Rating 2 Glow Worm — Handicap Rating 65 9/2 HR65 L.T. McAteer 9.11 (V) 10L 8th of 15 to Is That Love 9.7 FAIR 28 MAY hcp (45-65)6f Sft/Hvy 13/2 HR67 L.F. Roche 8.6 (V) 2 1/4L 5th of 9 to Independent Missy 9.2 NAV 25 APR Ext hcp 5f 164yds Gd 14/1 HR67 R.P. Whelan 9.13 3 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Abeona 9.13 here 17 APR 25rn mdn 6f Gd

9

MARY SALOME (56)

5

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

9

(CPiece)

11

(137)

(12)

0086-00 F Luke McAteer (5) J Andrew Kinirons T

She hasn’t won since April 2019 and the mare faces a tough ask having struggled to land a blow on her two outings in 2021. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 2 Mary Salome 2 flat wins r27,695.00 — Handicap Rating 65 11/1 HR70 R.P. Whelan 10.2 12L 10th of 15 to Sister Lola 9.5 GOW 7 APR hcp (45-70)7f Sft 12/1 HR71 Nicole Weir 9.5 16L 16th of 20 to Cyrus Dallin (GB) 10.2 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy 40/1 HR73 C.D. Maxwell 9.10 1 1/2L 6th of 18 to Sagittarius Rising 8.8 here 6 NOV 20 hcp (50-80)6f Hvy

4

Br B f Tagula - Herridge B Ballinafad Stud O John C McConnell

9

11

(137)

(13)

8100-00 F Cillian McConnell (10) J John C McConnell T

A winner of a claimer at Fairyhouse last October but she is yet to back that performance up and the filly has a lot to prove based on what she has achieved of late. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Taggalo 1 flat win r5,310.00 — Handicap Rating 65 100/1 HR69 Siobhan Rutledge 9.4 16L 19th of 23 to Pretty Rebel 9.7 here 3 MAY Ext hcp 7f Yld/Sft 50/1 HR70 Cillian McConnell 9.6 24L last of 15 to Sister Lola 9.5 GOW 7 APR hcp (45-70)7f Sft 40/1 HR70 Siobhan Rutledge 9.8 6L 12th of 13 to Eglish (GB) 9.6 DUN 20 NOV 20 hcp (45-70)7f Std

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10 TAGGALO (30)


11 MAJESKI MAN (18)

4

9

(C,T)

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

10

(136)

(3)

005-620 F Gary Carroll J Mrs Denise Foster T

Placed once in eight starts and that came over this track and trip two starts ago. Claims if arriving in that mood, but well beaten at Navan last time. Star Rating 2 Majeski Man — Handicap Rating 64 13/2 HR64 G.F. Carroll 10.2 (CP) (TS) 11L 13th of 20 to Art Of Unity (GB) 9.4 NAV 15 MAY hcp (45-65)5f Gd 11/1 HR62 G.F. Carroll 9.3 (CP) (TS) 2 3/4L 2nd to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY 28rn hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft 8/1 HR62 W.J. Lee 10.0 (TS) 6 1/2L 6th of 22 to Brave Display 8.11 here 17 APR hcp (45-65)6f Gd

12 ELEUTHERA (GB) (15)

9

Br Ch g Bahamian Bounty (GB) - Cha Cha Cha (GB) B G Reed O DMS & John O’Riordan Partnership

(C,T)

9

8

(134)

(20)

86-6523 F Melanie Horsman (10) J J F Levins T

An experienced sprinter who has performed well in defeat the last twice at Navan and Sligo. His winning turn is surely just around the corner. Winning Range GS-Gd & AW. Star Rating 5 Eleuthera (GB) 7 flat wins r37,395.50 C — Handicap Rating 62 9/4Fav HR62 D.W. O’Connor 9.3 (CP) (TS) 2 1/4L 1L 3rd to Is That Love 9.3 SLGO 18 MAY 12rn 5f 200yds Yld/Sft 28/1 HR62 Melanie Horsman 9.4 (CP) 3L 2nd to Art Of Unity (GB) 9.4 NAV 15 MAY 20rn hcp (45-65)5f Gd 22/1 HR65 Melanie Horsman 9.6 (TS) 3 3/4L 5th of 15 to Strategic Fortune 8.10 CK 3 APR hcp (45-65)7f Yld

13 THE AUL DUBLINER (24)

4

9

8

(134)

(1)

9-77 F Dean Curran (7) J J G Coogan T

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

Drops in distance for his handicap debut but is difficult to recommend judged on what he’s shown in maiden company so far. Probably best to look elsewhere. Star Rating 2 The Aul Dubliner — Handicap Rating 62 50/1 D.N. Curran 9.12 12L 7th of 10fn, 11rn to Eaglefield 9.7 LEP 9 MAY mdn 7f Gd 150/1 D.N. Curran 9.11 7L 7th of 25 to Abeona 9.13 here 17 APR mdn 6f Gd 33/1 D.N. Curran 9.0 (H) 18L 9th of 13fn, 14rn to Irish Admiral 9.7 DUN 15 AUG 20 mdn 7f AWT

14 BABY POWER (194)

8

9

(C,T)

Br B f Frozen Power - Mama Angela B Mr B Caldwell O Bernard Caldwell

7

(133)

(11)

0-21596- F Colin Keane J Garry Caldwell T

She boasts a decent record when fresh and if the ground dries out it would come as no surprise if she went well. Connections have booked Colin Keane. Noted. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 3 Baby Power 4 flat wins r30,882.00 C — Handicap Rating 61 12/1 HR63 G.M. Ryan 10.0 (V) (TS) 6L 6th of 13fn, 14rn to Noirvento 10.0 DUN 20 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)6f Std 12/1 HR65 Sam Ewing 9.9 (CP) (TS) 5 1/4L 9th of 11 to Adams Barbour 8.3 DUN 9 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)6f Std 9/1 HR65 G.M. Ryan 9.13 (CP) (TS) 1 3/4L 5th of 11 to The Cola Kid (GB) 9.3 CK 29 SEP 20 hcp (45-65)6f Gd

15 MASSAMAN (49)

3

9

Br B c Mehmas - Blossom Deary B Killarkin Stud O JPD Partnership

7

(133)

(19)

06-60 F Oisin Orr J Jack W Davison T

Yet to place in three starts and is tough to recommend as a result. He wasn’t beaten far at Navan two starts ago, but likely finds several too good in here. Star Rating 1 Massaman — Handicap Rating 69 18/1 HR72 G.F. Carroll 9.4 (TS) 16L 16th of 18 to Larado (FR) 9.9 LEP 14 APR hcp 7f Gd 16/1 R.P. Whelan 9.7 5 1/4L 6th of 14 to Linda Barrett 8.13 NAV 27 MAR mdn 5f Hvy 100/1 R.P. Whelan 9.5 (TS) 11L 6th of 10 to Duke Of Mantua 9.5 GOW 2 SEP 20 mdn 7f Sft/Hvy

RACE EIGHT

16 RESOURCEFUL MAN (18)

3

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

9

7

(133)

(25)

388 F Mark Enright J Edward Lynam T

Placed once in three starts, at Dundalk on debut, and he isn’t without a squeak now going handicapping for the first time given his connections. Keep an eye on the betting. Star Rating 2 Resourceful Man — Handicap Rating 69 40/1 M.A. Enright 9.7 5L 8th of 21 to White Lavender 9.2 NAV 15 MAY mdn 5f 162yds Gd 9/2 C.D. Hayes 9.7 6 1/4L 8th of 14 to Linda Barrett 8.13 NAV 27 MAR mdn 5f Hvy 8/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 2L 1L 3rd to Ferrybank (GB) 9.7 DUN 8 JAN 14rn mdn 6f Std

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17 HERO OF THE HOUR (GB) (21)

4

9

6

(132)

(8)

60706 F Conor Maxwell J G A Kingston T

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

Ran with credit when sixth at Dundalk on his latest outing and dropped another 3lb for that, but his three appearances on turf have been in testing conditions and this is somewhat of an unknown. Star Rating 2 Hero Of The Hour (GB) — Handicap Rating 60 10/1 HR63 Sam Ewing 8.13 (CP) 6 3/4L 6th of 10 to Rocky Dreams (GB) 9.6 DUN 12 MAY 6f Std 25/1 HR70 C.D. Maxwell 10.2 20L 13th of 15 to Sister Lola 9.5 GOW 7 APR hcp (45-70)7f Sft 50/1 C.D. Maxwell 10.5 6 1/4L 7th of 14 to Linda Barrett 8.13 NAV 27 MAR mdn 5f Hvy

18 TYRION’S DREAM (28)

4 (B,T)

Br B g Dream Ahead (USA) - Tense B Maypole Stables O FHT Syndicate

9

5

(131)

(15)

00011-0 F Leigh Roche J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Signed off his last campaign with back-to-back wins at this venue but his reappearance was underwhelming on his first attempt at a mile. His best exploits have been over further and he faces a tough assignment. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 2 Tyrion’s Dream 2 flat wins r10,620.00 C — Handicap Rating 59 33/1 HR62 L.F. Roche 10.2 (CP) 50L last of 16 to Crystal Pool 8.13 GOW 5 MAY hcp (45-65)1m Yld 10/1 HR51 L.F. Roche 9.1 (BK) won 3/4L 8L from Max’s Dandy 8.8 and Cliffs Of Freedom 10.0 here 2 NOV 20 18rn hcp (45-65)7f Hvy 1min 33.4sec 33/1 HR46 L.F. Roche 8.10 (BK) won 1/2L 1/2L from Breaking News 9.12 and Rotokura (GB) 8.10 here 15 OCT 20 13rn hcp (45-65)7f Sft 1min 32.3sec

19 TEDDY BOY (3)

6

9

(CPiece)

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

3

(129)

(2)

8-64083 F Chris Hayes J Edward Lynam T

Has been a consistent customer in big-field handicaps this campaign and, after a good performance when finishing third at Navan three days ago, is respected off the same mark now returning to this trip. Winning Range YS-Sft. Star Rating 4 Teddy Boy 2 flat wins r11,810.00 — Handicap Rating 57 10/1 HR57 C.D. Hayes 9.5 (CP) hd 1/2L 3rd to Lord Mczie 9.6 NAV 30 MAY 21rn hcp (45-70)5f Yld 7/1 HR59 D. McMonagle 9.6 (CP) 9L 8th of 20 to Art Of Unity (GB) 9.4 NAV 15 MAY hcp (45-65)5f Gd 10/1 HR62 C.D. Hayes 9.3 (CP) 29L 22nd of 28 to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft

20 BROKERS TIP (196)

3

9

(C,T)

Br Ch g Anjaal (GB) - Playful Promises B Cooneen Stud O Seven Worlds Racing Club

2

(128)

(29)

956331- F Nathan Crosse (5) J D J Bunyan T

The addition of a tongue-tie was a revelation and guided him to shedding his maiden tag on his latest outing last November and, returning off a mark 2lb lower, he looks a big player in this company. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Brokers Tip 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 64 15/8Fav HR66 C.D. Hayes 9.8 (TS) won 3/4L nk from Baltinglass Abbey 9.9 and Drish Venture 9.10 DUN 18 NOV 20 12rn hcp (45-70)6f Std 1min 13.8sec 100/30 HR66 D. McMonagle 9.3 (TS) 1 3/4L hd 3rd to Ablah (USA) 8.13 DUN 4 NOV 20 13rn hcp 6f Std 16/1 HR65 C.D. Hayes 8.11 (TS) 1 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Amazing Emma 8.1 DUN 23 OCT 20 13rn hcp 5f Std

21 INTERVENTION (GB) (26)

4

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

(Blinkers)

9

2

(128)

(23)

90-0800 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Charles O’Brien T

Has shown pieces of encouragement in his career and he could be well-handicapped after being dropped another 3lb, but the pick of his form has been over further and this trip presents a question mark. Star Rating 2 Intervention (GB) — Handicap Rating 56 18/1 HR59 W.J. Lee 9.12 8 3/4L 11th of 17 to Jm Barrie (GB) 9.0 CK 7 MAY hcp (45-65)7f Gd/Frm 20/1 HR64 J.M. Sheridan 9.11 19L 13th of 14 to Gordon Bennett 9.2 NAV 25 APR hcp (45-70)5f 164yds Gd 25/1 HR65 W.J. Lee 9.9 9 1/2L 8th of 20 to Cyrus Dallin (GB) 10.2 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy

4

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

(Hood)

9

2

(128)

(7)

0-00 F Ben Coen J Miss Amanda Mooney T

Went off at 300-1 when finishing 18th on his previous outing and we’ll have to see a huge amount of improvement on his handicap bow if he’s to claim a share of the minor money. Star Rating 1 Stratacaster (GB) — Handicap Rating 56 300/1 B.M. Coen 10.4 (H) 17L 18th of 25 to Abeona 9.13 here 17 APR mdn 6f Gd 300/1 B.M. Coen 10.5 (H) 10L 11th of 23 to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR mdn 5f 205yds Sft Oisin Murphy 9.2 28L last of 10 to Without A Fight 9.9 NEWBURY 16 AUG 20 1m 2f Sft

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22 STRATACASTER (GB) (46)


23 UPSTATE NEW YORK (30)

4 (C,T)

Br Gr g No Nay Never (USA) - Mizayin B Mrs Anna Giunta O Gerard Jude Murphy

9

1

(127)

(27)

598005 F Robbie Colgan J Damian Joseph English T

Since leaving the yard of Richard Fahey the four-year-old has seen his mark slip 20lb but, after showing encouraging signs on his first start on turf since 2019, the No Nay Never colt could give a good account. Star Rating 2 Upstate New York — Handicap Rating 55 50/1 HR59 R.C. Colgan 9.0 (CP) (TS) 8L 5th of 28 to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft 50/1 HR60 R.C. Colgan 9.11 (TS) 7 1/4L 12th of 20 to Blue Raven 9.12 and Hidden Spark 8.5 D/H first NAAS 26 APR hcp (45-65)1m Gd 18/1 HR64 R.C. Colgan 10.2 (TS) 6L 11th of 13 to Silk Cravat (GB) 9.8 DUN 19 FEB hcp (45-65)1m Std

24 SILVERBACK JACK (30)

4

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

9

0

(TStrap)

(126)

(21)

07600-8 F Joe Doyle J M J Byrne T

Has shown glimpses of ability on his six starts but others are preferred despite the handicapper dropping him a further 3lb for his latest outing at this venue when eighth in a big handicap. Star Rating 1 Silverback Jack — Handicap Rating 54 66/1 HR57 M.A. Enright 8.12 (TS) 11L 8th of 28 to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft 33/1 HR64 S.M. Crosse 10.0 10L 11th of 14 to Guiding 9.3 DUN 28 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)7f Std 25/1 HR66 S.M. Crosse 10.1 17L 14th of 16 to Max’s Dandy 8.4 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp (45-70)7f Hvy

25 BRAVE DISPLAY (31)

7

8

(C,T)

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

13

(125)

(33)

0-09-417 F Seamie Heffernan J J J Lambe T

Landed his first success since 2018 on his penultimate start and, after finding the 12lb rise too much to handle on his latest outing, could mount a bold bid now being dropped 4lb. Winning Range Hvy-Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Brave Display 5 flat wins r33,928.00 C — Handicap Rating 53 8/1 HR57 J.A. Heffernan 9.8 (CP) (TS) 6 1/4L 7th of 13 to Hands Down 8.1 SLGO 2 MAY hcp (45-65)5f 210yds Gd/Yld 18/1 HR41 J.A. Heffernan 8.11 (CP) (TS) won 1 1/2L 1/2L from Misterio 9.3 and She’s In The Game 8.6 here 17 APR 22rn hcp (45-65)6f Gd 1min 13.6sec 80/1 HR29 J.A. Heffernan 8.13 (CP) nk 2L 1/2L 4th to Adams Barbour 8.12 DUN 31 MAR 14rn hcp (45-65)5f Std

26 GOLDEN DAYS (173)

4

8

13

(125)

(10)

397830- F Rory Cleary J Tracey Collins T

Br B f Canford Cliffs - Lisa Gherardini B Grange & Manister House Studs O Front Row Partnership

Has placed on three occasions but her record when fresh doesn’t fill you confidence so it may be best to look elsewhere on her first attempt at this trip. Star Rating 2 Golden Days — Handicap Rating 53 12/1 HR55 R.P. Whelan 9.7 8 1/4L last of 13 to Kudbegood 9.3 DUN 11 DEC 20 hcp (45-65)1m Std 16/1 HR55 R.P. Whelan 9.7 1L nk 3rd to Kudbegood 8.13 DUN 25 NOV 20 13rn hcp (45-65)1m Std 18/1 HR58 R.P. Whelan 9.8 8L 8th of 14 to St George’s Head 8.12 DUN 16 NOV 20 hcp (45-65)7f Std

27 NO MORE PORTER (26)

3

8

Br B g Elzaam (AUS) - Zaziyra B Mr I Holloway O No More Porter Syndicate

13

(125)

(32)

09-08 F Kevin Manning J John James Feane T

Despite showing very little signs of ability on his first three outings, the son of Elzaam took a big step forward when hitting the line strongly over 5f at Cork last month and could build on that performance. Star Rating 3 No More Porter — Handicap Rating 61 200/1 G.P. Halpin 9.7 6 3/4L 8th of 16 to Quarantine Dreams 9.7 CK 7 MAY mdn 5f Gd/Frm 100/1 G.P. Halpin 9.7 17L 16th of 18 to Erosandpsyche 9.7 TIPP 20 APR mdn 5f Yld 125/1 G.P. Halpin 9.7 14L 9th of 11 to Colfer Kay 9.2 NAV 22 OCT 20 mdn 5f 164yds Sft

RACE EIGHT

28 KARLSBERG (18)

3

Br B f Coulsty - Kardyls Hope B Seamus Finucane O Seamus Finucane

8

12?+2 (124)

(28)

070 F J M Sheridan (5) J Shane Crawley T

She was sent off at 150-1 on her latest outing and, although she is unexposed with just three outings under her belt, it’s hard to imagine her troubling the principals. Star Rating 1 Karlsberg — Handicap Rating 60 150/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 9L 13th of 21 to White Lavender 9.2 NAV 15 MAY mdn 5f 162yds Gd 50/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.0 14L 7th of 10 to La Petite Coco 9.0 KILL 11 MAY 1m 31yds Sft 40/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 15L 12th of 15 to Camdeboo 9.2 CK 23 APR mdn 7f Gd/Frm

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29 TULLYPOLE ANNIE (3)

3

8

12

(124)

(16)

500-040 F Gavin Ryan J G A Kingston T

Br Ch f Dragon Pulse - Misscomplacent (GB) B Littlejohn Bloodstock Ltd O Kangley Syndicate

Her mark now sits 22lb below the heights of last winter and, although her recent effort doesn’t inspire confidence, she returns to the scene of her sole success and is not without a chance stepping back up to this trip. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Tullypole Annie 1 flat win r5,900.00 C — Handicap Rating 60 28/1 HR60 G.M. Ryan 9.0 18L last of 21 to Lord Mczie 9.6 NAV 30 MAY hcp (45-70)5f Yld 28/1 HR63 G.M. Ryan 9.12 3 1/2L 4 1/2L 2 3/4L 4th to Herb Of Grace 9.1 SLGO 18 MAY 14rn hcp (45-65)5f 200yds Yld/Sft 50/1 HR67 G.M. Ryan 9.9 9 1/2L 14th of 15 to Princess Sela 9.12 GOW 4 MAY hcp 7f Yld/Sft

30 MULLACASH BUZZ (3)

3

8

6

(118)

(24)

878-00 F Wayne Lordan J W McCreery T

Br B g War Command (USA) - September Lily B Martin & Maureen Flinter O Martin Flinter

Has shown little on all five starts to suggest he is close to landing his first career success but the return to this trip could eke out some improvement. Star Rating 1 Mullacash Buzz — Handicap Rating 54 50/1 HR54 W.M. Lordan 8.8 (V) 5 3/4L 16th of 21 to Lord Mczie 9.6 NAV 30 MAY hcp (45-70)5f Yld 10/1 HR56 N.M. Crosse 9.0 19L last of 14 to Herb Of Grace 9.1 SLGO 18 MAY hcp (45-65)5f 200yds Yld/Sft 66/1 L.F. Roche 9.7 15L 8th of 14 to Bear Story 9.7 DUN 11 DEC 20 mdn 1m Std

RESERVES 31 GREAT MIDGE (GB) (46)

6

8

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

13

(125)

(14)

4447-00 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J Muredach Kelly T

First reserve. Has plenty to find with a few of these based on his previous outing at this venue but the handicapper has given him a squeak. Star Rating 2 Great Midge (GB) — Handicap Rating 53 50/1 HR57 M.A. Enright 9.9 (TS) 10L 11th of 22 to Brave Display 8.11 here 17 APR hcp (45-65)6f Gd 28/1 HR58 M.A. Enright 9.9 (CP) (TS) 6L 10th of 13fn, 14rn to Ahundrednotout (GB) 9.5 DUN 17 FEB hcp (45-65)6f Std 12/1 HR59 P.A. Harnett 9.6 (BK) 5 1/4L 7th of 12 to Hodd’s Girl 8.8 DUN 16 DEC 20 hcp (45-65)5f Std

32 SHE’S IN THE GAME (18)

4

8

11

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

(123)

(22)

0688-36 F J

W T Farrell T

Second reserve. Has run with credit on her last two outings in big handicap company but this will require a career best if she wants to shed the maiden tag. Star Rating 3 She’s In The Game — Handicap Rating 51 11/2 HR52 C.D. Hayes 9.4 6 1/4L 6th of 20 to Art Of Unity (GB) 9.4 NAV 15 MAY hcp (45-65)5f Gd 33/1 HR50 Neve Bennett 8.6 1 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Brave Display 8.11 here 17 APR 22rn hcp (45-65)6f Gd 14/1 HR55 S. Foley 9.3 8L 8th of 14 to Everyhouronthehour 9.9 GOW 19 SEP 20 hcp (45-65)1m Gd

33 JAZZ AND BLUES (22)

5

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

8

9

(121)

(30)

000-970 F M A Gallagher J James M Barcoe T

B,T worn by No. 5, No. 18. Blinkers worn by No. 21. C,T worn by No. 11, No. 12, No. 14, No. 20, No. 23, No. 25. CPiece worn by No. 9, No. 19. Hood worn by No. 22. TStrap worn by No. 7, No. 24. Visor worn by No. 3. ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Probable Starting Prices - 15/2 Teddy Boy, 8/1 Eleuthera (GB), Brokers Tip, 12/1 Roxette (GER), Showmolina (GB), Trueba, 16/1 Reverberation (GB), Glow Worm, Majeski Man, Baby Power, Resourceful Man, Upstate New York, No More Porter, 20/1 Aloysius Lilius, Miss Jabeam, Noirvento, Mary Salome, Hero Of The Hour (GB), Silverback Jack, Brave Display, Golden Days, Mullacash Buzz, 33/1 The Aul Dubliner, Tyrion’s Dream, Intervention (GB), Stratacaster (GB), Tullypole Annie, 50/1 Massaman, Karlsberg, 66/1 Taggalo

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Third reserve. The handicapper has continued to loosen his grip on her after three lacklustre efforts this campaign but her penultimate effort at this venue offers a glimmer of hope. Star Rating 1 Jazz And Blues — Handicap Rating 49 25/1 HR50 J.M. Sheridan 9.1 29L last of 14fn, 15rn to Fall For A Kiss 9.2 KILL 11 MAY hcp (45-65)1m 31yds Sft 80/1 HR54 A.J. Farragher 8.2 11L 7th of 28 to Zephron (GB) 9.4 here 3 MAY hcp (45-75)6f Yld/Sft 80/1 HR55 J.M. Sheridan 9.1 5 3/4L 9th of 15 to Inventor (GB) 9.13 TIPP 20 APR hcp (45-65)5f Yld


CURRAGH COMMENT The return to a sixth furlong should suit Trueba, who ran a solid race when fourth over shorter at Naasand, and he looks to have a sold chance off the same mark. He could be the main danger to ELEUTHERA, who has been going close recently including a solid second off this mark at Navan. Today could be his day with Melanie Horsman’s 10lb claim a bonus, leaving Teddy Boy for the minor placing.

WIN: ELEUTHERA

DANGER: TRUEBA

CONCE RNE DABOUT Y OURGAMBL I NG?

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

I FY OUARECONCE RNE DABOUTY OURGAMBL I NG

CAL LT HEGAMBL I NGCAREHE L PL I NE :

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Celebrating 10 Years in Partnership with the Curragh


TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS

FIRST RACE 4.30p.m. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden of €16,500 (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€4,500)) Winner will receive €9,900 (Penalty Value: €9,735), Second will receive €3,300, Third will receive €1,650, Fourth will receive €825, Fifth will receive €495, Sixth will receive €330. For two years old colts and geldings only, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 7 furlongs. €132 to enter, €33 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 5lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €9735; Second: €3300; Third: €1650; Fourth: €825; Fifth: €495; Sixth: €330. SEE PAGE 12 FOR THIS RACE SECOND RACE 5.00p.m. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race of €22,000 (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€5,000)) Winner will receive €13,200 (Penalty Value: €12,980), Second will receive €4,400, Third will receive €2,200, Fourth will receive €1,100, Fifth will receive €660, Sixth will receive €440. For two years old only that are EBF eligible and that have not won more than one race and that have not won a Listed or Group race. About 6 furlongs. €176 to enter, €44 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 4lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Penalty - Winner of a race 5lb extra. Stalls Centre of Course. Value to winner: €12980; Second: €4400; Third: €2200; Fourth: €1100; Fifth: €660; Sixth: €440. SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 5.30p.m. The Qatar Racing And Equestrian Club Ballyogan Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3) (Generously sponsored by Qatar Racing And Equestrian Club) Winner will receive €30,000 (Penalty Value: €29,500), Second will receive €10,000, Third will receive €5,000, Fourth will receive €2,500, Fifth will receive €1,500, Sixth will receive €1,000. For three years old and upwards fillies only. About 6 furlongs. €250 to enter on May 12th, €250 extra if forfeit not declared by May 27th or €5,000 if entered by May 27th. Weights: 3-y-o 9st. 4-y-o and up 9st 8lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st July, 2020) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra. Of a Group 2 race or of a Group 1 race 5lb extra. Stalls Centre of Course. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 6.00p.m. The Sky Bet Junefest Handicap of €40,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Sky Bet) 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 three years old only that at entry have run three or more times under any Rules of Racing and are eligible for a handicap rating (100 = 9st 10lbs). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 9st 10lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 5 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. Stalls Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 27th May. Weights raised by 8 lbs. Value to winner: €23600; Second: €8000; Third: €4000; Fourth: €2000; Fifth: €1200; Sixth: €800. SEE PAGE 30 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 6.30p.m. The Sky Bet Orby Stakes of €37,500 (Listed Race) (Generously sponsored by Sky Bet) Winner will receive €22,500 (Penalty Value: €22,125), Second will receive €7,500, Third will receive €3,750, Fourth will receive €1,875, Fifth will receive €1,125, Sixth will receive €750. For three years old and upwards. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €300 to enter, €75 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 8st 12lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 11lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st July, 2020) Winner of a Listed race or a Group 3 race 3lb extra. Of a Group 2 race or a Group 1 race 5lb extra. HRI Directive 6 (i) (b) is suspended for the purpose of this race. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €22125; Second: €7500; Third: €3750; Fourth: €1875; Fifth: €1125; Sixth: €750. SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 7.05p.m. The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Handicap of €40,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Sky Bet) 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 WITH A MINIMUM HANDICAP RATING OF 85 and that at entry have run three or more times under any Rules of Racing, at least one of those runs having been over a distance of ten furlongs or more on or after 1st May, 2020 (110 = 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 6 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. The winner of this race will receive a guaranteed start position for the 2021 Sky Bet Ebor. Although the start is guaranteed, the horse must still be entered in the 2021 Sky Bet Ebor in the normal way, paying the corresponding entry stake and fees at the scratching and confirmation stages. In the event that the horse is set to carry a weight less than that of the lowest horse in the race, at the declaration stage, that has not won a Sky Bet Race To The Ebor race, the horse’s weight will be raised to that weight. If the winner of this race runs in the 2021 Sky Bet Ebor and finishes outside the prize money (1st - 8th place) then York Racecourse will refund their entry, forfeit and confirmation stake for the 2021 Sky Bet Ebor in September. 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 27th May. Value to winner: €23600; Second: €8000; Third: €4000; Fourth: €2000; Fifth: €1200; Sixth: €800. SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 7.40p.m. The Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Fillies Maiden of €12,000 (Generously sponsored by Sky Bet) Winner will receive €7,200 (Penalty Value: €7,080), Second will receive €2,400, Third will receive €1,200, Fourth will receive €600, Fifth will receive €360, Sixth will receive €240. For three years old and upwards fillies only, maidens at starting. About 1 mile 4 furlongs. €96 to enter, €24 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 2lbs. 4-y-o and up 10st 2lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €7080; Second: €2400; Third: €1200; Fourth: €600; Fifth: €360; Sixth: €240. SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 8.10p.m. The Sporting Life Handicap of €10,500 (45-70) (Generously sponsored by Sky Bet) Winner will receive €6,300 (Penalty Value: €6,195), Second will receive €2,100, Third will receive €1,050, Fourth will receive €525, Fifth will receive €315, Sixth will receive €210. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards rated 45-70. Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st 2lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 6 furlongs 63 yards. €84 to enter, €21 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Stalls Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 27th May. Value to winner: €6195; Second: €2100; Third: €1050; Fourth: €525; Fifth: €315; Sixth: €210. SEE PAGE 52 FOR THIS RACE

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