Curragh Racecard - Sunday 27th June - Dubai Duty Free Festival Day 3

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SUNDAY JUNE 27TH featuring the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) the Airlie Stud Stakes (Group 2) and the Comer Group International Curragh Cup (Group 2) 1


Alwasmiyah Stud are proud to sponsor the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) and wish all the runners and their connections the best of luck 2


Today marks the final day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, featuring the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes. While we are disappointed that we cannot have crowds attend the meeting today, please make use of our interactive digital racecard, and view a video message from Chief Executive Pat Keogh below.

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OFFICIALS THIRD DAY - DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - JUNE 25TH (E), 26TH & 27TH 2021 The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is responsible for the integrity of Irish Racing.

UNDER THE RULES OF RACING

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

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

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

STAKEHOLDER: Horse Racing Ireland

ACTING STEWARDS: Mr. Justice Frank Clarke Mr. Justice Tony Hunt Mr. Peter N. Reynolds Mr. P. D. Matthews

MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Patricia Houlihan VETERINARY OFFICERS: Mr Joe O’Donnell Mr John Byrne Mr Errnan O’Donnell

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan CLERK OF THE SCALES: Mr. H. Hynes

FARRIERS: Eamon Behan Sean Kelly

ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE SCALES: Mr. L. Walsh

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

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

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

STEWARDS SECRETARY: Mr. M. F. O’Donoghue MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr. P. Houlihan

For information and all the latest news, visit:

VETERINARY OFFICER: Mr. A Tyrrell

www.curragh.ie

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS: Mr. D. J. Condell & Mr. D. Cullen SECURITY OFFICER: Mr. D. Buckley

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Willie McCreery

2010 was the year Willie McCreery began training at Rathbride Stables. Coming from a background steeped in racing, his late-father Peter was a successful trainer and now Willie is proving himself to be a very capable and successful trainer of flat horses. Willie worked for many years with trainer Charles O’Brien before taking out his own licence. Never far from the winners’ enclosure, McCreery gained his first Group 1 success when Fiesolana won the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 13, 2014. Willie was also a very talented GAA player, having played at the highest level for his native Kildare and was an integral part of the team when Kildare won their first senior Leinster title in 42 years in 1998. 6


HOW TO READ YOUR RACECARD 3

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

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

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

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

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Breeding Breeder Owner Form Jockey Trainer

The Handicapper allots ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of races to enable the Handicapper to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring penalties and allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicapped races the rating shown is that each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. 7


GUIDE TO RACING

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

DISTANCE

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

The length of a race.

ANTE-POST

Describes a horse’s position in the starting stalls.

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

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

BACKWARD Young horse which needs time to mature.

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

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

COLOURS The racing silks worn by the jockeys.

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

CONNECTIONS The owner and trainer of a racehorse.

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DRAW FILLY Female horse up to four years old.

FOAL Horse of either sex 1 January the following year.

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FURLONG 220 yards (one eighth of a mile).

GELDING Castrated horse.

GOING Description of the course conditions under foot.

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

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

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

Mother of a horse.

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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.

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ODDS ON

A horse more suited to running over longer distances.

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

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

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

TIC-TAC

PENALTY

Bookmakers hand-signalling method relaying odds.

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

UNDER STARTERS’ ORDERS

PHOTO FINISH

WEIGH OUT/WEIGH IN

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

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

PLATE

WINNER ALRIGHT

Shoe worn by horse for racing.

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

SCHOOLED

Occurs when the race is about to start.

Trained to jump.

YEARLING

SHORT RUNNER

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

A horse that doesn’t stay the minimum distance, five furlongs on the flat or two miles over jumps. 9

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

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

1m6f

1m4f

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1m21/2f

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

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

TRAINERS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: J P O’BRIEN (11 wins from 77 runners, 14%) POINT GELLIBRAND (1.30), VELOCIDAD (2.00), THUNDERING NIGHTS (3.40), PONDUS (4.10), VULTAN (4.45), SARAN (5.20). A P O’BRIEN (7 wins from 59 runners, 12%) runs LUXEMBOURG and SHARK BAY (1.30), YET (2.00), SANTA BARBARA (3.40), AMHRAN NA BHFIANN and PASSION (4.10). H DE BROMHEAD (7 wins from 37 runners, 19%) runs MOSALA (4.45).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: COLIN KEANE (7 wins from 55 rides, 13%) rides ATOMIC JONES (1.30), BELLAGIO MAN (2.30), MASTER MATT (3.05), OODNADATTA (3.40), AMHRAN NA BHFIANN (4.10), ONE COOL POET (4.45), OFFIAH (5.20). DYLAN MCMONAGLE (6 wins from 37 rides, 16%) rides IRISH ACCLAIM (2.30), VULTAN (4.45), KAARANAH (5.20). RYAN MOORE (6 wins from 48 rides, 12%) rides LUXEMBOURG (1.30), YET (2.00), LORD RIDDIFORD (3.05), SANTA BARBARA (3.40), PASSION (4.10).

WEIGHTWATCHER The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 2.30 Cityman (won off 85 down 7lb to 78) & Hathiq (won off 90 down 7lb to 83).

FANCY THAT A P O’BRIEN won the 2.00 race in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and 2017 and 2018. The stable is represented by Yet in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 3.40 race in 2011, 2015 and 2016 and 2020. The stable is represented by Santa Barbara in the race today. J P O’BRIEN won the 4.10 race in 2017 and 2020. The stable is represented by Pondus in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 4.10 race in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and 2018. The stable is represented by Amhran Na Bhfiann and Passion in the race today.

STABLE MOVES 2.30 HATHIQ has moved from D Hogan to J McAuley.

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

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

5F 10F

6F 12F

7F 14F

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

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1m 4f

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

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Barronstown Stud are delighted to sponsor The Barronstown Stud Irish EBF Two-Year-Old Maiden Stakes and wish all the connections of the runners in the race the very best of luck Proud breeders of

VAN GOGH Gr. 1 winner 2020 Criterium International Saint Cloud 13


RACE ONE

FIRST RACE 1.30P.M. THE BARRONSTOWN STUD IRISH 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 77)

RACE SPONSOR

Barronstown Stud will present 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.

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

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ATOMIC JONES (FR) (-)

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Br B Br c Wootton Bassett (GB) - Loyale (FR) B Gestut Zur Kuste Ag & S A R L Riviera Equine O Sean Jones & David Spratt & Mrs Lynne Lyons

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Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Cost 95,000gns as a yearling and he is out of a mare who won over 1m2f. Newcomers from this yard always merit respect and it would be no surprise to see him go well. Star Rating 4

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Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

A half-brother to Romeo Lima, who won three times between 6f and 1m. A 40,000-pound purchase last year but he may find that a few are too good this afternoon. Star Rating 2

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Br B c Magician - Miss Frangipane B GHS Bloodstock Ltd & Mrs Ann Foley O Michael O’Callaghan

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5 F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

Showed some promise when finishing fifth of five on his debut over 7f at Leopardstown but he will have to take a big step forwards to be successful today. Star Rating 2 I Am Magic 20/1 L.F. Roche 9.7 5 3/4L last of 5 to Maritime Wings 9.2 LEP 10 JUN mdn 6f 181yds Gd

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LUCKY SAN JORE (GB) (-)

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Br Gr c Lope de Vega - Claba di San Jore B Watership Down Stud O Zhang Yuesheng

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Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

A half-brother to the Group 1 winners Jakkalberry and Crackerjack King and this 115,000gns purchase merits plenty of respect today, despite his lack of previous race experience. Star Rating 4

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LUXEMBOURG (-)

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Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

A half-brother to Leo De Fury, who won three times at 1m 2f including a Group 2 race. Connections parted with 150,000gns to purchase him last year and he certainly merits a place on the shortlist. Star Rating 5

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Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Closely related to the 1m1f-1m4f winner Change Of Velocity. Given his connections the son of Teofilo should not be underestimated this afternoon, although he may appreciate further in time. Star Rating 3

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MEN ON THE HILL (-)

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Br B c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Hollow Talk (GB) B Bouval Ltd & Rockhart Trading Ltd O D Keoghan & Partners Partnership

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Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

A half-brother to the 1m4f and dual hurdle winner Red Gerry but this 54,000-pound purchase may be best watched today given how strong this race appears to be. Star Rating 2

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

Has been well held in both of his previous starts here and at Cork and he looks to be up against it this afternoon based on all known form. Star Rating 2 Play By The Rules 25/1 K.J. Manning 9.5 11L 8th of 11 to Point Lonsdale 9.5 here 2 JUN mdn 7f Yld 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 GELLIBRAND (-)

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Br B c Camelot (GB) - Fast And Pretty B Haras de Chevotel O Lloyd J Williams Syndicate

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Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

A half-brother to Pretty Tiger, who won three times at 1m2f including a Listed race as well as the Group-placed Pretty Boy. Any market support would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

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Emmet McNamara J A P O’Brien T

Purchased for 135,000gns as a yearling and he is a half-brother to the 1m winner Kehailaan. Has to be of some interest given the connections he represents. Star Rating 4

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RACE ONE

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RACE ONE

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

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542 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Has improved with every start to date and he only found one too good when last seen over 5f at Navan late last month. Has to be on the shortlist. Star Rating 4 Shinkansen (FR) 7/2 G.M. Ryan 9.7 1 1/2L 2nd to Albion Square (GB) 9.7 NAV 30 MAY 7rn mdn 5f Yld 11/1 G.M. Ryan 9.7 nk 2 1/4L 1 3/4L 4th to Glounthaune 9.7 here 17 APR 11rn mdn 6f Gd 13/2 G.M. Ryan 9.7 5 1/4L 5th of 11 to It’ll Do My Day 9.7 CK 3 APR mdn 5f Yld

Probable Starting Prices - 5/2 Shinkansen (FR), 4/1 Shark Bay, 6/1 Luxembourg, 13/2 Atomic Jones (FR), 7/1 Manu Et Corde, 8/1 I Am Magic, 10/1 Lucky San Jore (GB), 12/1 Point Gellibrand, 14/1 Men On The Hill, 16/1 Chicago Soldier, 25/1 Play By The Rules 2020 - 1st Hudson River 2nd Ace Aussie 3rd Wembley (1 min. 25.8 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT The progressive Shinkansen sets the standard having finished second over 5f at Navan last month but the step up in trip has to be a slight concern. With that in mind, preference is for LUXEMBOURG, who lacks race experience but he is a half-brother to the Group 2 winner Leo De Fury. The son of Camelot cost 150,000gns as a yearling and he is also closely related to Sense Of Style, who was placed in a Group 3 earlier in the year. Others to consider are Atomic Jones, Lucky San Jore and Shark Bay.

WIN: LUXEMBOURG

DANGER: SHINKANSEN

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.

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

Alwasmiyah Stud

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IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL 2021

Wishing all Owners the very best of Luck Contact: Regina Byrne, Manager Tel: 045 878193 Mob: 087 1515119 Email: info@irishracehorseowners.com 17


THE AIRLIE STUD STAKES This race was inaugurated in 2005 as a Listed race over seven furlongs. After two runnings its distance was shortened to six furlongs and in 2011 it attained Group 3 status. This was the 5th running as a Group 2 race following a vintage renewal in 2019 when the subsequent Group 1 winner Albigna landed the race. Since 2005, Aidan O’Brien has won this six times, making him the leading trainer in the race. It comes as no surprise therefore to see Ryan Moore the leading jockey, with the rider responsible for four wins, consecutively fom 2015-2018, with the win of Most Beautiful coming for David Wachman. The inaugural renewal was won by the Jessica Harrington-trained Sahara Princess, who was victorious under Johnny Murtagh. The Bolger-Manning combination got onto the scoresheet a year later with Gaudeamus, while the first Aidan O’Brien-trained winner came in 2007 with Listen, who subsequently won the Fillies Mile at Newmarket under Kieren Fallon. Kevin Prendergast sent out the winner in 2008 and 2010 with Shimah and Seeharn respectively, both ridden by Declan McDonogh, with Long Lashes making it two winners of the race for Jessica Harrington in 2009 under Fran Berry. Wayne Lordan guided home Experience to become David Wachman’s first winner in 2011, with Colm O’Donoghue partnering Sendmylovetorosie to success for Andrew Oliver a year later. Joseph O’Brien partnered his father’s Bye Bye Birdie to victory in 2013, with Seamie Heffernan riding I Am Beautiful (pictured) to success in 2014. Most Beautiful regained the winning thread for Wachman a year ater, while Roly Poly, Clemmie and So Perfect sustained a period of Ballydoyle dominance from 2016 to 2018.

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In 2019 Jessica Harrington sent out the talented Albigna to victory, providing Shane Foley with a first winner of the race, and she proved to be a classy filly when landing the spoils in the Prix Marcel Boussac over in France on her penultimate juvenile season. The 2020 renewal saw an upset, with the Fozzy Stack-trained Aloha Star running out a 33/1 winner under Chris Hayes. A well-bred filly by Starspangledbanner, she had beaten Logo Hunter, now a talented up and coming sprinter who has won two Listed races, in a maiden at Bellestown the time before but came into the Airlie Stud Stakes relatively unfancied. Chris Hayes kept his mount fairly positive in the four runner field, settled behind favourite Frenetic. Further back came Mother Earth, now a Classic winner, with the Ken Condon-trained Inner Beauty further back under Billy Lee. Aloha Star made her challenge in the final furlong, with Hayes poised on the button to deliver her burst of speed at the perfect stage. Hayes timed his challenge perfectly and had a winning partner, with Aloha Star getting up on the line to win by a head. See how the race panned out below.

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KNIGHTS ORDER

Knights Order, an easy 4¾ length winner of the Gr.2 Brisbane Cup at Eagle Farm earlier this month.

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SECOND RACE 2.00P.M. THE AIRLIE STUD STAKES OF W100,000 (GROUP 2)

6f

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

(REGISTERED AS THE BALANCHINE STAKES) Stalls Centre of Course. Value to winner: r59000; Second: r20000; Third: r10000; Fourth: r5000; Fifth: r3000.

RACE TWO

(For Race Conditions see page 77)

RACE SPONSOR

Sonia Rogers of Airlie Stud will present 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 Br Breeding No

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CHEERUPSLEEPYJEAN (FR) (11)

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

A winner over 5f at this course in April and she stayed on well to finish third in the Queen Mary over 5f at Royal Ascot when last seen. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 5 Cheerupsleepyjean (FR) 1 win r12,980.00 C Chris Hayes 9.0 1 1/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Quick Suzy 9.0 ASCOT 16 JUN 21rn Group 2 5f Gd /Frm 15/8Fav J.P. Spencer 9.0 6L 6th of 7 to Castle Star 9.5 here 3 MAY Listed 5f Yld 5/2 C.D. Hayes 8.13 won 2 1/4L nk from Charlie De Rio (GB) 8.13 and Missing Matron 9.4 here 17 APR 5rn 5f Gd 1min 2.8sec

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ETERNAL GOLD (28)

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47 F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

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

Has shown some promise in a couple of starts in maiden company but she will do well to break her maiden tag in a race of this nature. Star Rating 2 Eternal Gold 6/1 L.F. Roche 9.2 7 1/2L 7th of 9 to Prettiest (USA) 9.2 NAV 30 MAY mdn 5f 162yds Yld 12/1 L.F. Roche 9.2 1/2L 1 1/4L 3L 4th to She’s Trouble 9.2 here 23 MAY 8rn mdn 6f Sft/Hvy

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MISSING MATRON (25)

2

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

9

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2

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(1)

13334 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

The most experienced of these and brings solid form to the table but, while she should go well, there may be one or two who are better than her. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 3 Missing Matron 1 win r9,735.00 C 7/1 K.J. Manning 9.4 (CP) 2 1/4L 1 1/2L 4 1/4L 4th to Dr Zempf (GB) 9.4 here 2 JUN 6rn 6f Yld 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

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VELOCIDAD (GB) (30)

2

9

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1 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br Ch f Gleneagles - Astrantia (GB) B Bugley Stud & D B Clark O Mrs A M O’Brien

Made a winning debut when scoring over 6f at Fairyhouse late last month and she is entitled to improve for that first race experience. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 4 Velocidad (GB) 1 win r11,800.00 D 17/2 D.P. McDonogh 9.0 won 1/2L 1L from Tut Tut 8.12 and Chestnutter 8.5 FAIR 28 MAY 13rn mdn 6f Sft/Hvy 1min 19.9sec

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YET (USA) (11)

2

Br Br f War Front (USA) - Butterflies B Orpendale/Wynatt/Chelston O Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,D Smith,Westerberg

(TStrap)

9

2

(128)

(5)

10 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Made a winning debut over 5f at Dundalk in May but was well behind Cheerupsleepyjean in the Queen Mary. That said, it is far too soon to be writing her off. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Yet (USA) 1 win r8,260.00 R. L. Moore 9.0 (TS) 13L 17th of 21 to Quick Suzy 9.0 ASCOT 16 JUN Group 2 5f Gd /Frm 4/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 won nk 7 1/2L from Orinoco River (USA) 9.2 and Cailin Cliste 9.2 DUN 12 MAY 6rn mdn 5f Std 1min .2sec

Blinkers worn by No. 3. TStrap worn by No. 5. Probable Starting Prices - 10/11 Cheerupsleepyjean (FR), 2/1 Yet (USA), 5/1 Velocidad (GB), 6/1 Missing Matron, 25/1 Eternal Gold 2020 - 1st Aloha Star 2nd Frenetic 3rd Mother Earth (1 min. 13.59 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT CHEERUPSLEEPYJEAN outran odds of 50/1 to finish third in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot 11 days ago and that form suggests that she will be hard to beat this afternoon. The way she stayed on that day indicates that this step up in trip should suit and she clearly sets the standard. Yet was well held in the same race at Ascot but it would be no surprise to see her bounce back on just her third career start. Velocidad made a winning debut at Fairyhouse and she is another who looks to have a bright future.

WIN: CHEERUPSLEEPYJEAN

DANGER: VELOCIDAD

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THIRD RACE 2.30P.M. THE SHERRY FITZGERALD COUNTRY HOMES HANDICAP OF W20,000

6f

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

Stalls Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 22nd June. Value to winner: r11800; Second: r4000; Third: r2000; Fourth: r1000; Fifth: r600; Sixth: r400.

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RACE THREE

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

INFLECTION POINT (68)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

0

(140)

(2)

5324-05 F Ben Coen J Kieran P Cotter T

Br Br g Invincible Spirit - Danuta (USA) B Mighty Universe & Irish National Stud O Tan Kai Chah & Mrs J M Ryan

Successful twice at 5f and he has done enough in recent outings to suggest he could make the frame in a race like this. Any more ease in the ground would help. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 3 Inflection Point 2 flat wins r17,110.00 — Handicap Rating 91 10/1 HR95 B.M. Coen 10.0 9 1/4L 5th of 10 to Indigo Balance 9.11 TIPP 20 APR hcp 5f Yld 28/1 HR95 D.P. McDonogh 9.9 8 1/4L 12th of 15 to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR Listed 6f Yld 14/1 HR95 B.M. Coen 9.8 2 1/4L 1/2L s/hd 4th to Whatharm 8.12 DUN 18 DEC 20 12rn hcp 7f Std

2

ROUGH DIAMOND (26)

4

9

7

(133)

(1)

120-03 F Mark Enright J Edward Lynam T

Br B g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Good To Follow B Mr Edward Lynam O N W T Dalzell & Edward Lynam

A winner over course and distance on his racecourse debut and was back to much more like that form when beaten less than a length at Tipperary latest. Big player. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 4 Rough Diamond 1 flat win r7,080.00 CD — Handicap Rating 84 9/1 HR83 M.A. Enright 9.4 hd 1/2L 3rd to Master Matt (GB) 9.12 TIPP 1 JUN 14rn Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld 6/1 HR86 M.A. Enright 9.5 14L 12th of 17 to Zig Zag Zyggy 8.13 NAAS 28 MAR Ext hcp 5f 205yds Sft 9/2 HR88 M.A. Enright 9.11 12L 10th of 18 to Galtee Mist 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 Ext hcp 7f Hvy

3

BLAIRMAYNE (16)

8

9

Br B g Zebedee (GB) - Amended (GB) B Peter & Hugh McCutcheon O Raintree Racing Partnership

6

(132)

(16)

8230-20 F Shane Foley J Natalia Lupini T

Versatile in regards to trip and ground and is a course-and-distance winner to boot. Reappearance second at Naas was a good effort and he ran better than the form figure suggests at Fairyhouse latest. Winning Range GY-GF. Star Rating 3 Blairmayne 5 flat wins r45,440.00 CD — Handicap Rating 83 12/1 HR83 A.J. Slattery 9.0 3 1/4L 10th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 12/1 HR81 A.J. Slattery 9.7 1/2L 2nd to Half Nutz 9.6 NAAS 8 MAY 18rn Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft 15/2 HR87 G.M. Ryan 9.3 9 3/4L 10th of 15 to Lustown Baba 9.2 here 11 OCT 20 hcp 6f Sft

4

FASTNET CROWN (16)

4 (B, T)

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

9

6

(132)

(13)

441-029 F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

Slightly concerning that his only win has come over 1m on all-weather, but he did perform well in defeat over this trip at Fairyhouse last time. That form gives hope. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Fastnet Crown 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 83 8/1 HR83 L.F. Roche 9.3 (BK) (TS) 3 1/4L 9th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 20/1 HR83 L.F. Roche 9.7 (BK) (TS) 1/2L 2nd to Bopedro (FR) 9.13 CK 23 APR 15rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 40/1 HR84 L.F. Roche 8.12 (TS) 10L 14th of 21 to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR Ext hcp 1m Gd

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5

HATHIQ (268)

7

9

(TStrap)

Br B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Madany B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O James McAuley

6

(132)

(15)

108-980- F Rory Cleary J James McAuley T

A very exciting, progressive sprint handicapper in the summer of 2019 but has lost his way since. The break may have done him good and he’s debuting for a new yard now. Winning Range Yld-GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Hathiq 4 flat wins r49,870.90 C D — Handicap Rating 83 33/1 HR90 J.M. Sheridan 9.3 (TS) 10L 10th of 11 to My Laureate 9.3 DUN 2 OCT 20 5f Std 14/1 HR93 J.M. Sheridan 9.7 (TS) 10L 8th of 14 to Fastar 9.1 NAAS 23 MAR 20 Ext hcp 6f Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR94 W.J. Lee 10.0 (TS) 17L last of 9fn, 10rn to Sceptical (GB) 9.10 DUN 21 FEB 20 Ext hcp 6f Std

INDEPENDENT MISSY (16)

5

9

6

(132)

(12)

56-5812 F Ronan Whelan J Tracey Collins T

Br Br f Dandy Man - Springfort B Churchland Stud O Thomas J Rogers

Both career wins have come over this trip and she proved her Navan success in April was no fluke when running a massive race in defeat at Fairyhouse last time. Should go well. Winning Range GY-Gd. Star Rating 5 Independent Missy 2 flat wins r21,257.00 D — Handicap Rating 83 13/2 HR82 R.P. Whelan 9.2 hd 2nd to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN 16rn Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 5/1 HR80 R.P. Whelan 9.2 won 1/2L 1/2L from Miss Molly T 9.0 and Silver Service 9.7 NAV 25 APR 9rn Ext hcp 5f 164yds Gd 1min 14.4sec 4/1 HR82 J.M. Sheridan 9.11 5 1/4L 8th of 12 to Irish Acclaim 9.8 DUN 26 MAR Ext hcp 6f Std

7

BELLAGIO MAN (16)

3

9

5

(131)

(11)

213 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br B g Dandy Man - Rouge Noir (GB) B Ballyhane Stud O Mrs Lynne Lyons

An unexposed gelding representing a shrewd yard, and he is worth a chance at this distance on the evidence of his latest Fairyhouse third over 7f, when he showed plenty of pace. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 4 Bellagio Man 1 flat win r8,850.00 — Handicap Rating 89 11/4Fav C.T. Keane 9.6 2 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to San Andreas 9.9 FAIR 11 JUN 5rn 7f Gd/Frm 3/1 C.T. Keane 9.7 won hd 2 1/4L from Sunwalk (GB) 9.4 and Stag Night 9.7 GOW 4 MAY 16rn mdn 7f Yld/Sft 1min 32sec 3/1Fav C.T. Keane 9.7 3/4L 2nd to Maoilin (USA) 9.2 DUN 31 MAR 14rn mdn 7f Std

8

ZIG ZAG ZYGGY (20)

6

Br B g The Carbon Unit (USA) - Dancing Cosmos B Thistle Bloodstock Limited O Thistle Bloodstock Limited

9

(Blinkers)

5

(131)

(9)

06-1708 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J D K Weld T

A winner over this trip at Naas this year and performed better than the form figure suggests last time at Gowran. Might surprise a few people in first-time blinkers. Winning Range Sft-GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Zig Zag Zyggy 6 flat wins r39,531.20 — Handicap Rating 82 14/1 HR83 C.T. Keane 9.5 2L 8th of 14 to Galtee Mist 9.11 GOW 7 JUN hcp 7f Gd 9/1 HR83 M.P. Sheehy 8.6 (CP) 18L 20th of 22 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 7/2 HR85 K.J. Manning 9.9 4 1/2L 7th of 14 to Coill Avon 9.3 NAAS 26 APR hcp 5f 205yds Gd

9

IRISH ACCLAIM (15)

4

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Irish Cliff B Rathbarry Stud O Kingdom Thoroughbred Syndicate

9

4

(130)

(7)

594103 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Richard John O’Brien T

His best form is undoubtedly on the all-weather but his latest Limerick third gives hope he might be able to transfer that form to turf sooner rather than later. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Irish Acclaim 4 flat wins r23,741.30 D — Handicap Rating 81 22/1 HR81 S.T. McCullagh 9.9 nk 1 1/2L 3rd to Punk Poet 9.13 LIM 12 JUN 11rn 6f 150yds Gd 11/1 HR84 S.T. McCullagh 9.0 (CP) 8 1/4L 12th of 14 to Master Matt (GB) 9.12 TIPP 1 JUN Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld 9/1 HR79 S.T. McCullagh 9.8 won 1 1/4L 1 1/4L from Eglish (GB) 9.5 and Maggie Thunder 9.0 DUN 26 MAR 12rn Ext hcp 6f Std 1min 12.8sec

10 MIDNIGHT FIRE (16)

4

Br B g Mayson (GB) - Virtually (GB) B Mr Donnchadh Higgins O N O’Flaherty

(TStrap)

9

3

(129)

(3)

15-1450 F M A Gallagher J Eddie & Patrick Harty T

A past course-and-distance winner who won at Leopardstown in April and doesn’t have many miles on the clock. Not a bad first run for this yard at Fairyhouse latest. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Midnight Fire 2 flat wins r13,865.00 CD — Handicap Rating 80 9/2Fav HR80 M.A. Gallagher 9.0 (TS) 5 3/4L 14th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 11/2 HR80 M.A. Gallagher 8.8 (TS) 5L 5th of 22 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 9/1 HR79 M.A. Gallagher 8.6 (TS) hd hd 1 1/2L 4th to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY 20rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm

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6


11 DANDY SPIRIT (16)

4

9

2

(128)

(19)

346360 F Declan McDonogh J Kieran P Cotter T

Br B g Dandy Man - Spirit of Grace (GB) B Ms Mary Kennedy O Rory O’Brien

Successful twice over 5f on the all-weather so needs to take his form to a new level today if he’s to breakthrough on turf in such company. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Dandy Spirit 2 flat wins r11,800.00 — Handicap Rating 79 28/1 HR80 D.P. McDonogh 9.0 6 1/4L last of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 17/2 HR81 D. McMonagle 8.11 1 3/4L 6th of 14 to Master Matt (GB) 9.12 TIPP 1 JUN Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld 3/1 HR83 D.P. McDonogh 9.12 (CP) 1/2L s/hd 3rd to Maggie Thunder 8.9 DUN 18 APR 6rn Ext hcp 5f Std

12 GEOLOGICAL (8)

9 (Visor)

RACE THREE

Br B g Rock Of Gibraltar - Bean Uasal B Mrs Helen Keaveney O Grougha Stables Limited

9

2

(128)

(10)

006074 F Robbie Colgan J Damian Joseph English T

An admirable performer who made his debut in 2014 and still retains plenty of enthusiasm for the game judged on his latest Down Royal effort. Place claims today. Winning Range GY-GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Geological 14 flat wins r162,611.70 D — Handicap Rating 79 16/1 HR79 R.C. Colgan 9.13 (V) 1/2L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Chocquinto 8.10 DRYL 19 JUN 10rn Ext hcp 5f Gd 33/1 HR81 R.C. Colgan 9.5 8L 7th of 12 to Dream Tale (GB) 8.12 LIM 12 JUN hcp 1m Gd 50/1 HR82 C.D. Maxwell 9.6 12L 11th of 14 to Soaring Monarch 9.4 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 7f 70yds Sft

13 GOODNIGHT GIRL (18)

6

9

2

(Visor)

Br Gr f Clodovil - Leenavesta (USA) B Knockainey Stud O John Lynam

(128)

(5)

42966-9 F Chris Hayes J Sarah Lynam T

She has won three times over 6f on good to firm, but her last win was over two years ago and they all came in the UK. She needs to step up today. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Goodnight Girl 3 flat wins r16,834.10 D — Handicap Rating 79 12/1 HR80 C.D. Hayes 9.9 8 1/2L 9th of 10 to Screen Siren 8.2 CK 9 JUN Ext hcp 5f Yld 10/1 HR84 C.D. Hayes 9.1 (V) 5L 6th of 14 to Arcanears 9.3 DUN 30 OCT 20 hcp 6f Std 33/1 HR84 D.P. McDonogh 9.1 4 3/4L 6th of 14 to Mudlahhim 8.9 DUN 9 OCT 20 hcp (70-100)7f Std

14 IS THAT LOVE (22)

4

9

2

(128)

(17)

091115 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

Br B g Es Que Love - Winnifred (GB) B Amrath Business Management O Mark Devlin & Gary Devlin & Joseph McCrory

He has won three of his last four starts and has really improved this year. There could be more to come from this four-year-old and he seems to go on any ground. Winning Range SH-GY & AW. Star Rating 3 Is That Love 5 flat wins r29,500.00 D — Handicap Rating 79 3/1Fav HR79 C.J. MacRedmond 9.3 2 1/2L 5th of 12 to Galtee Mist 10.0 LIST 5 JUN hcp (50-85)6f 60yds Sft 5/2Fav HR69 C.J. MacRedmond 10.2 won 1/2L 1 3/4L from Summer’s Dream (GB) 9.1 and Musalsal 9.10 ROS 31 MAY 13rn hcp (45-65)7f 55yds Gd/Yld 1min 33.5sec 4/1Fav HR63 C.J. MacRedmond 9.7 won 2 1/2L hd from Majestic Matriarch 8.7 and Conversant 9.11 FAIR 28 MAY 15rn hcp (45-65)6f Sft/Hvy 1min 19.6sec

15 CITYMAN (GB) (344)

5

Br Br g Slade Power - Ebrah (GB) B Springcombe Park Stud O Michael G Quinlan

9

(TStrap)

1

(127)

(4)

68-0060- F Amy Jo Hayes (10) J Andrew Slattery T

Last year’s form is hardly inspiring and he comes in here after an absence hoping a first-time tongue-tie will do the trick. He needs to step forward. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Cityman (GB) 3 flat wins r38,440.00 D — Handicap Rating 78 33/1 HR88 A.J. Slattery 8.8 (BK) 14L 14th of 16 to Romantic Proposal 8.6 here 18 JUL 20 Ext hcp 6f 63yds Yld 12/1 HR88 B.M. Coen 9.6 3L 6th of 9 to Tide Of Time (GB) 8.13 NAV 9 JUL 20 Ext hcp 5f Yld/Sft 20/1 HR91 A.J. Slattery 9.0 (BK) 5 3/4L 12th of 14 to Strong Johnson 8.9 here 28 JUN 20 Ext hcp 5f Yld

16 MOGWLI (16)

4

Br B Br g Bungle Inthejungle (GB) - Susiescot B Mrs Amanda McCreery O W McCreery

(Blinkers)

8

12

(124)

(18)

8-80637 F Nathan Crosse (5) J W McCreery T

His last three efforts have all been pleasing ones in defeat, but perhaps he needs more respite from the handicapper before he can get back to last year’s form. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 2 Mogwli 3 flat wins r17,700.00 CD — Handicap Rating 75 16/1 HR74 Jessica Maye 7.12 (BK) 2L 7th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 12/1 HR75 Jack Cleary 8.10 (V) 2L nk 3rd to Galtee Mist 10.0 LIST 5 JUN 12rn hcp (50-85)6f 60yds Sft 50/1 HR74 R.P. Cleary 8.6 (BK) 5 1/4L 6th of 22 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy

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17 ALFREDO ARCANO (15)

7

8

(H,T)

Br B g Arcano - Cheherazad B Ronnie Boland O Laurence O’Kane & Ms Melanie Marnane

10

(122)

(8)

3-33566 F Joe Doyle J David Marnane T

Known mostly for his winning exploits on all-weather but did win here over 5f in 2018 and is capable of stepping forward from his latest Limerick showing. Winning Range GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Alfredo Arcano 9 flat wins r103,373.00 C D — Handicap Rating 73 25/1 HR75 O.J. Orr 9.8 (H) 6L 6th of 11 to Punk Poet 9.13 LIM 12 JUN 6f 150yds Gd 7/1 HR89 O.J. Orr 9.12 (H) (TS) 4 1/4L 6th of 9 to Pulse Of Shanghai 9.11 DUN 12 MAR hcp 5f Std 11/2 HR91 W.J. Lee 9.10 (BK) 3 1/4L 5th of 9 to Big Gossey 8.13 DUN 19 FEB Ext hcp 6f Std

4

8

(CPiece)

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

6

(118)

(14)

103802 F N G McCullagh J M Halford T

An unexposed four-year-old filly who ran well for third over course and distance last month and is now 4lb lower. She must have a good each-way chance this afternoon. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 3 Roxette (GER) 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 69 5/1 HR69 R.P. Whelan 8.12 (CP) 1 1/2L 2nd to Screen Siren 8.2 CK 9 JUN 10rn Ext hcp 5f Yld 9/1 HR70 R.P. Whelan 10.2 14L 22nd of 30 to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld 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

19 BRAVE DISPLAY (8)

7 (B,T)

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

8

6

(118)

(6)

9-41701 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J J J Lambe T

Gets in her under a light weight and must be taken seriously following his emphatic Down Royal success recently. That was over 7f, but he did scorer over course and distance in April. Winning Range YS-Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Brave Display 6 flat wins r39,828.00 CD — Handicap Rating 67 14/1 HR52 J.A. Heffernan 9.6 (BK) (TS) won 6L 1/2L from Plough Boy 9.4 and Basrah Breeze 8.9 DRYL 19 JUN 11rn hcp (45-65)6f 180yds Gd 1min 27.6sec 14/1 HR53 J.A. Heffernan 8.13 (CP) (TS) 13L 19th of 30 to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld 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

B,T worn by No. 4, No. 19. Blinkers worn by No. 8, No. 16. H,T worn by No. 17. TStrap worn by No. 5, No. 10, No. 15. Visor worn by No. 12, No. 13. Cheekpieces worn by No. 18. Long Handicap - Brave Display 8-4 (116) Probable Starting Prices - 5/1 Rough Diamond, 6/1 Independent Missy, Brave Display, 10/1 Bellagio Man, Geological, Is That Love, Roxette (GER), 12/1 Irish Acclaim, 14/1 Inflection Point, Zig Zag Zyggy, Midnight Fire, 16/1 Blairmayne, Fastnet Crown, Mogwli, 20/1 Goodnight Girl, Alfredo Arcano, 25/1 Hathiq, Dandy Spirit, Cityman (GB) 2020 - 1st Big Gossey 2nd Flaming Moon 3rd Taggalo (1 min. 11.6 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT INDEPENDENT MISSY proved her 6f Navan success in April was no fluke when posting a cracking effort in defeat at Fairyhouse last time. That form reads well in the context of this handicap and the five-year-old is only 1lb higher. Brave Display bolted up at Down Royal over 7f recently and won’t mind coming back to 6f given he is a C&D winner, while chances are also given to the unexposed Rough Diamond, who won here on debut and might still have more to offer, and the improving Bellagio Man.

WIN: INDEPENDENT MISSY

DANGER: BRAVE DISPLAY

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FOURTH RACE 3.05P.M. THE PADDY POWER ROCKINGHAM HANDICAP OF W100,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

Stalls Centre of Course. Handicaps calculated 15th June. Value to winner: r59000; Second: r20000; Third: r10000; Fourth: r5000; Fifth: r3000; Sixth: r2000.

(For Race Conditions see page 77)

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TRIFECTA RACE

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

URBAN BEAT (36)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

6

10

0

(140)

(17)

(CPiece)

Br B g Red Jazz (USA) - Closetocrazy B Mr Shane Quigley O Fitzwilliam Racing

T Trainer

521-546 F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Finished a close third in this race last year and has been producing some solid efforts in Pattern company in recent starts. Mark has eased slightly and not ruled out with the cheekpieces refitted. Winning Range Hvy-GY and AW. Star Rating 3 Urban Beat 5 flat wins r105,570.00 C D — Handicap Rating 102 12/1 HR104 B.M. Coen 9.5 (V) 4L 6th of 10 to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy 13/2 HR106 B.M. Coen 10.0 (BK) 4 1/4L 1/2L hd 4th to Logo Hunter 9.3 NAAS 16 MAY 10rn Listed 5f Sft 7/1 HR106 B.M. Coen 10.0 2 1/2L 5th of 9 to Mooneista 8.10 NAAS 26 APR Listed 5f Gd

2

MASTER MATT (GB) (26)

5

9

(B,T)

Br B g Slade Power - Ahaaly (GB) B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O F W Lynch

7

(133)

(5)

2159-21 F Colin Keane J Matthew J Smith T

Progressive type since joining this yard and has registered four wins since September last year, including when winning at Tipperary last time. Strong contender with Colin Keane booked (also declared here on Saturday). Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 4 Master Matt (GB) 6 flat wins r53,514.50 CD — Handicap Rating 95 11/4Fav HR91 C.T. Keane 9.12 (BK) won hd 1/2L from Strong Johnson 9.2 and Rough Diamond 9.4 TIPP 1 JUN 14rn Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld 58sec 4/5Fav HR91 Sam Ewing 9.7 (TS) s/hd 2nd to Queens Carriage 8.11 FAIR 28 MAY 3rn 6f Sft/Hvy 8/1 HR93 Sam Ewing 8.13 (CP) (TS) 5 1/2L 9th of 12 to Whatharm 8.12 DUN 18 DEC 20 hcp 7f Std

3

ZARZYNI (85)

4

Br B g Siyouni (FR) - Zunera B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O Laurence O’Kane/HarrowgateBloodstockLtd

9

6

(132)

(14)

9770-32 F Sam Ewing (5) J David Barron (in GB) T

Still lightly raced for this yard and produced excellent second when narrowly denied in the Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh in April. Looks a major player over a trip where he is not fully exposed. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 5 Zarzyni 1 flat win r10,288.80 — Handicap Rating 94 Connor Beasley 8.11 s/hd 2nd to Jabbarockie (GB) 9.0 MUSSELBURGH 3 APR 13rn hcp 5f 1yds Gd Connor Beasley 8.6 3/4L 1/2L 3rd to Streamline (GB) 8.10 WOLVERHAMPTON 13 MAR 8rn hcp (86-105)6f 20yds Std 9/1 HR93 R.P. Whelan 9.12 10L last of 13 to Master Matt (GB) 8.5 LIST 22 SEP 20 Ext hcp 7f Gd

4

NORDIC PASSAGE (16)

6 (TStrap)

Br B g Dabirsim (FR) - Nordic Spruce (USA) B Ammerland Verwaltung GMBH & Co Kg O Hugh P Ward

9

5

(131)

(16)

4090-00 F Donagh O’Connor (3) J J F Levins T

Multiple winner at this track, including over course and distance last year. Has yet to hit top form this year and others are preferred. Winning Range Yld-GF and AW. Star Rating 2 Nordic Passage 5 flat wins r37,611.50 CD — Handicap Rating 93 33/1 HR94 G.F. Carroll 10.0 (TS) 6L 15th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 100/1 HR94 D.W. O’Connor 9.5 (TS) 9 3/4L last of 10 to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy 22/1 HR96 D.W. O’Connor 9.10 (TS) 6 1/2L last of 12 to Sendmylovetoyou 9.2 DUN 11 DEC 20 hcp 6f Std

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PULSE OF SHANGHAI (77)

5

9

4

(130)

(6)

1110-17 F Declan McDonogh J Kieran P Cotter T

Br B g Dragon Pulse - Emsiyah (USA) B Mighty Universe Ltd O Tan Kai Chah & Mrs J M Ryan

Prolific on the all-weather during the winter, winning three times. Not discredited from a wide draw last time and should do better now dropping in trip. Winning Range Yld and AW. Star Rating 4 Pulse Of Shanghai 5 flat wins r39,249.50 D — Handicap Rating 92 18/1 HR94 D.P. McDonogh 9.8 4L 7th of 16 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.4 LEP 11 APR hcp 7f Gd 8/1 HR88 D.P. McDonogh 9.11 won 3/4L 1 3/4L from Big Gossey 9.8 and Mrs Bouquet (GB) 9.9 DUN 12 MAR 9rn hcp 5f Std 1min .3sec 2/1Fav HR87 D.P. McDonogh 9.3 41L last of 10 to Settle For Bay (FR) 8.12 DUN 4 DEC 20 hcp 1m Std

6

BIG GOSSEY (70)

4

9

2

(128)

(10)

041295 F Michael Hussey J Charles O’Brien T

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

Often promised more than he has ultimately delivered. Has the talent to get involved but will need to be sharper early on having missed the break at Dundalk when last seen. Winning Range Gd and AW. Star Rating 3 Big Gossey 3 flat wins r30,110.00 C D — Handicap Rating 90 11/4Fav HR92 G.P. Brouder 10.0 1 1/2L 5th of 6 to Maggie Thunder 8.9 DUN 18 APR Ext hcp 5f Std 9/2 HR92 D.E. Sheehy 9.1 10L 9th of 11 to Downforce 9.10 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 5f Sft/Hvy 7/2 HR90 D.E. Sheehy 9.8 3/4L 2nd to Pulse Of Shanghai 9.11 DUN 12 MAR 9rn hcp 5f Std

LORD RIDDIFORD (22)

6

9

2

(128)

(12)

2-u1105 F Ryan Moore J John Quinn (in GB) T

Br Gr g Zebedee (GB) - Beacon Of Hope B Malachy M Harvey O The JAM Partnership

Has reached a higher level on all-weather, winning six times and registering a Listed win at Lingfield in February. Ran well when fifth in the ‘Dash’ at Epsom last time and has solid claims with Ryan Moore booked. Winning Range Gd-GF and AW. Star Rating 4 Lord Riddiford 9 flat wins €130,550.60 D — Handicap Rating 90 Jason Hart 8.12 3L 5th of 16 to Mokaatil (GB) 8.4 EPSOM DOWNS 5 JUN hcp 5f Gd /Sft Jason Hart 9.5 7L last of 12 to Summerghand 9.5 LINGFIELD PARK 2 APR 6f 1yds Std Jason Hart 9.0 won nk 3/4L from Moss Gill 9.0 and Blue De Vega (GER) 9.0 LINGFIELD PARK 27 FEB 7rn Listed 5f 6yds Std 0min 58.2sec

8

ONLY SPOOFING (22)

7

9

2?+2

(128)

(2)

0-06012 F Luke McAteer (5) J Kevin Thomas Coleman T

Br B g Approve - Golden Anthem (USA) B Limestone and Tara Studs O Seamus Mannion & Francis Durbin

In excellent form and produced career-best effort when second in the ‘Dash’ at Epsom earlier this month. Looks capable of getting in the mix once again. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 4 Only Spoofing 9 flat wins r107,062.20 D — Handicap Rating 90 Tom Marquand 8.11 1 1/2L 2nd to Mokaatil (GB) 8.4 EPSOM DOWNS 5 JUN 16rn hcp 5f Gd /Sft 11/1 HR80 G.F. Carroll 9.4 won 3L s/hd from Sounds Of Spring 8.12 and Tide Of Time (GB) 9.8 NAV 15 MAY 11rn Ext hcp 5f Gd 1min 3.4sec 50/1 HR83 G.F. Carroll 9.12 7 1/4L 12th of 18 to Half Nutz 9.6 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft

9

JUNGLE JANE (62)

5

9

1

Br B f Bungle Inthejungle (GB) - Funcheon Vale B Miss Jackie O’Flynn O Miss Madeline Burns

(127)

(3)

1299-78 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Close second in this event off 1lb lower mark last year. Showed more promise when not beaten far in a Listed event at Naas last time and not discounted. Winning Range Yld and AW. Star Rating 3 Jungle Jane 2 flat wins r18,385.00 D — Handicap Rating 89 20/1 HR91 N.M. Crosse 9.6 3 3/4L 8th of 9 to Mooneista 8.10 NAAS 26 APR Listed 5f Gd 13/2 HR92 W.J. Lee 9.11 9 1/2L 7th of 10 to Indigo Balance 9.11 TIPP 20 APR hcp 5f Yld 18/1 HR94 W.M. Lordan 9.4 11L last of 9 to Make A Challenge 9.12 NAV 29 AUG 20 Listed 5f Sft

10 SHABAABY (GB) (16)

6

Br Br g Kyllachy (GB) - On The Brink (GB) B Bearstone Stud Ltd O David Spratt

(Blinkers)

9

1

(127)

(9)

0-92650 F Chris Hayes J J F Levins T

Hasn’t won since 2019 and well below his best on his latest start at Fairyhouse. Has the blinkers refitted on his return to 5f but others look stronger. Winning Range Sft-GS. Star Rating 2 Shabaaby (GB) 3 flat wins r34,072.20 — Handicap Rating 89 20/1 HR89 D.W. O’Connor 9.6 (CP) 4 1/4L 13th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 20/1 HR90 D.W. O’Connor 9.8 (CP) 1 1/2L 5th of 14 to Master Matt (GB) 9.12 TIPP 1 JUN Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld 11/1 HR91 D.W. O’Connor 9.12 (CP) 5 3/4L 6th of 11 to Only Spoofing 9.4 NAV 15 MAY Ext hcp 5f Gd

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11 STRONG JOHNSON (26)

5

9

0

(126)

(13)

1120-72 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J J H Scott T

Br B g Le Cadre Noir - Isabella Rose B David Mooney O D J Mooney

Won this event for previous stable last year off a 7lb lower mark. Ran well when narrowly beaten by Master Matt last time and shouldn’t be far away. Winning Range Yld-GF. Star Rating 3 Strong Johnson 3 flat wins r57,242.00 CD — Handicap Rating 88 16/1 HR86 L.T. McAteer 9.2 hd 2nd to Master Matt (GB) 9.12 TIPP 1 JUN 14rn Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld 25/1 HR87 S.T. McCullagh 9.6 7L 7th of 11 to Only Spoofing 9.4 NAV 15 MAY Ext hcp 5f Gd 5/2Fav HR91 S. Foley 9.6 7 1/2L 12th of 13 to Ardhoomey 8.10 CK 8 AUG 20 Ext hcp 5f Gd

12 MRS BOUQUET (GB) (16)

4

8

9?+2

(121)

(4)

814-343 F Ronan Whelan J Jack W Davison T

Br B f Toronado - Riva Royale (GB) B Hatford Enterprises O Garrett J Freyne

Showed plenty of dash when a close third at Fairyhouse earlier this month. Promises to be suited by the return to the minimum distance and looks a danger. Winning Range Gd-GF and AW. Star Rating 4 Mrs Bouquet (GB) 5 flat wins r65,727.40 D — Handicap Rating 83 11/1 HR83 W.J. Lee 9.3 hd 1/2L 3rd to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN 16rn Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 11/1 HR84 R.P. Whelan 9.8 3L s/hd nk 4th to Only Spoofing 9.4 NAV 15 MAY 11rn Ext hcp 5f Gd 13/2 HR86 W.J. Lee 9.9 3/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Pulse Of Shanghai 9.11 DUN 12 MAR 9rn hcp 5f Std

RACE FOUR

13 PRETTY BOY FLOYD (31)

6

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

8

(Visor)

7

(119)

(11)

14-5921 F N G McCullagh J Sarah Dawson T

In good form and registered a decisive win at Haydock on his latest start. He has been raised 7lb for that win but should be on the premises with the visor refitted. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 3 Pretty Boy Floyd 3 flat wins r16,684.20 CD — Handicap Rating 81 Jim Crowley 9.0 (BK) won 1 3/4L hd from John Kirkup (GB) 9.7 and Mutabaahy 8.8 HAYDOCK PARK 27 MAY 7rn hcp (66-85)5f Sft 1min 2.3sec 25/1 HR74 Siobhan Rutledge 7.13 (BK) 2 3/4L 2nd to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY 22rn Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR78 Katie McConville 8.1 (V) 10L 9th of 17 to Zig Zag Zyggy 8.13 NAAS 28 MAR Ext hcp 5f 205yds Sft

14 BREAKFAST CLUB (GB) (16)

4

8

(TStrap)

Br B g Cable Bay - Alzahra (GB) B D Curran O James McAuley

6

(118)

(7)

1724-78 F Rory Cleary J James McAuley T

Has failed to get seriously involved on either start for this stable, including on his first run after an absence at Fairyhouse last time. Drops to 5f but others make more convincing cases. Winning Range Gd and AW. Star Rating 2 Breakfast Club (GB) 2 flat wins r10,599.70 D — Handicap Rating 80 50/1 HR80 J.M. Sheridan 8.9 (TS) 2 3/4L 8th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 14/1 HR83 C.T. Keane 9.12 (TS) 4 1/4L 7th of 13 to War Hero 9.6 DUN 22 JAN hcp 6f Std 9/5Fav HR84 J.M. Sheridan 9.9 1L 1 1/4L 1/2L 4th to Mrs Bouquet (GB) 9.12 DUN 9 NOV 20 8rn hcp 5f Std

15 GRAMMATA (18)

3

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

8

6

(118)

(1)

731-693 F Joe Doyle J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Placed in Listed company as a juvenile but has failed to match those heights in three starts this year. Showed more when third at Cork last time but faces tougher task on this occasion (2lb out of the handicap). Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Grammata 1 flat win r8,260.00 D — Handicap Rating 84 14/1 HR84 J.M. Sheridan 9.1 1 1/2L hd 3rd to Screen Siren 8.2 CK 9 JUN 10rn Ext hcp 5f Yld 8/1 HR88 James J. Doyle 8.11 13L 9th of 10 to Indigo Balance 9.11 TIPP 20 APR hcp 5f Yld 18/1 HR88 James J. Doyle 9.7 5 1/4L 6th of 15 to Logo Hunter 9.3 CK 3 APR Ext hcp 5f Yld

16 SHELLY BANKS (25)

3

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

(TStrap)

8

6

(118)

(8)

20-2451 F Leigh Roche J Eamonn O’Connell T

Produced an improved display with the tongue-tie fitted when bolting up over course and distance earlier this month. Up 10lb for that win and will find this harder now she takes on the older sprinters (2lb out of the handicap). Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Shelly Banks 1 flat win r23,600.00 CD — Handicap Rating 84 8/1 HR72 L.F. Roche 8.6 (TS) won 3L 1/2L from Sister Rosetta 9.10 and Notoriously Risky (GB) 8.11 here 2 JUN 7rn hcp 5f Yld 1min 1.4sec 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

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17 ARNHEM (8)

5

8

6

(118)

(15)

331-833 F Andrew Slattery (3) J Natalia Lupini T

Br B g Dandy Man - My Causeway Dream B Leslie Laverty O Leslie Laverty & Natalia Lupini

Not beaten far when third at Down Royal on his last two starts. Steps up in grade and will find this hard from 5lb out of the handicap. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Arnhem 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 75 7/2Fav HR75 G.M. Ryan 9.9 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Chocquinto 8.10 DRYL 19 JUN 10rn Ext hcp 5f Gd 10/1 HR74 P.A. Harnett 9.12 hd nk 3rd to Chocquinto 9.4 DRYL 4 JUN 11rn hcp (50-80)5f Gd/Frm 12/1 HR74 G.M. Ryan 9.3 3 3/4L 8th of 18 to Half Nutz 9.6 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft

B,T worn by No. 2. Blinkers worn by No. 10. CPiece worn by No. 1. TStrap worn by No. 4, No. 14, No. 16. Visor worn by No. 13. ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Long Handicap - Grammata 8-4 (116), Shelly Banks 8-4 (116), Arnhem 8-1 (113) Probable Starting Prices - 9/2 Zarzyni, 15/2 Urban Beat, 8/1 Master Matt (GB), Only Spoofing, Pretty Boy Floyd, 10/1 Pulse Of Shanghai, Lord Riddiford, Mrs Bouquet (GB), 12/1 Big Gossey, 16/1 Jungle Jane, Strong Johnson, Grammata, Shelly Banks, 20/1 Shabaaby (GB), 25/1 Arnhem, 33/1 Nordic Passage, Breakfast Club (GB) 2020 - 1st Strong Johnson 2nd Jungle Jane 3rd Urban Beat (58.5 sec.)

WIN: ZARZYNI

DANGER: PULSE OF SHANGHAI

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RACE FOUR

CURRAGH COMMENT ZARZYNI has shown plenty on both starts since joining David Barron, ultimately a touch unlucky when narrowly beaten at Musselburgh last time having met traffic at a crucial stage. He still has the potential to step up for this yard and is taken to notch up his second career win at a track where he has gone well in the past. Pulse Of Shanghai has progressed since joining this yard and shaped better than the bare result when seventh at Leopardstown last time, having been forced to work hard to get across from a wide draw. He will have no problem dropping in trip and looks set for a bold showing, while Mrs Bouquet should benefit from the drop in trip and can get involved.


MAGICAL

One of the classiest fillies to grace the Irish turf in a while, Magical built up a reputati expertly by Aidan O’Brien, she raced 28 times, winning 12 and placing a further 10 t

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ion as one of the toughest, most consistent and classiest fillies in training. Trained times. She amassed almost £5,000,000 in prize money and was a true star.

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Magical made her racecourse debut at the Curragh, where she was narrowly beaten over six furlongs. Her pedigree, by Galileo and as a full sister to Rhododendron and Flying The Flag, suggested she would be better over further and this proved to be the case. She landed the Debutante Stakes as a juvenile and won the Kilboy Estate Stakes on her second three-year-old run. She later followed up in the Fillies and Mares Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day and rounded out her three-year-old season with a close second to Enable at the Breeders’ Cup. Her four and five-year-old seasons proved fruitful, as she won the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup twice, the Irish Champion Stakes twice and was placed internationally at Sha Tin, Keeneland, York and Sandown.

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THE ALWASMIYAH PRETTY POLLY STAKES This race is named after the peerless Irish-bred Pretty Polly (1901-1931) who won 22 of her 24 career starts. At one point in her career she won 15 races in succession and in 1904 she became only the fifth filly to win the British Fillies Triple Crown which came into being in 1814. Her legacy as a broodmare was also substantial to say the least and was felt long after she passed away in 1931. The Pretty Polly Stakes was first run in 1947 and was restricted to three-year-olds until 1985. From 1971 until 2003 it held Group 2 status and thereafter it has been as a Group 1. 20 runnings of the race have been won by English-trained fillies. The 1951 winner Ash Plant and Jinkitis in 1978 have the distinction of being the longest priced winners in the history of the race at 25/1. The 2016 winner Minding is the shortest priced winner in the race’s history having gone off at 1/5 to account for her four rivals. 1996 and 1997 yielded wins for the Dermot Weld-trained Dance Design, a talented daughter of Sadler’s Wells who won the Irish Oaks in 1996. Ridden by Mick Kinane, she became the most recent back to back winner until Alexander Goldrun landed the 2005 and 2006 renewals under Kevin Manning for Jim Bolger. The late 2000’s saw a series of mares win who would go on to be top broodmares, with Peeping Fawn (dam of September), Dar Re Mi (dam of Too Darn Hot), Misty For Me (dam of Roly Poly) and Izzi Top (dam of horses sold for big prices) all successful during this era. 2016 saw another superstar win, with Minding making amends for her Irish 1,000 Guineas defeat with a win upped in trip for the first time.

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The Roger Varian-trained Nezwaah enhanced the record of British-trained fillies when winning in 2017, and the victory of Urban Fox, trained by William Haggas, a year later made it back to back wins for the raiders. Subsequent Breeders’ Cup hero Iridessa was victorious under Wayne Lordan in 2019 for Joseph O’Brien, while Magical was dominant in victory when winning this race for the first time last year. In an unusual revision to the racing calendar, Magical came to the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes having her first run of the season. She would go on to follow up in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, a race which is usually ran prior to this one, but there was no doubting her success in winning both. Her class was evident before the race, but the manner of her victory on seasonal debut was impressive nonetheless. She made all under Seamie Heffernan to win cosily by four and a half lengths over Cayenne Pepper back in second and stablemate Fleeting further back in third. Relive Magical’s supreme performance by watching the replay below.

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AL WASMIYAH STUD "WE HAVE DEVELOPED A BASE FOR CHAMPIONS OVERSEAS SINCE 2015. WE ASPIRE TO RACE OUR HORSES ON A LARGER SCALE IN EUROPE"

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Alwasmiyah Stud Brothers Ali and Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Attiyah officially founded their Alwasmiyah Stud racing and broodmare operation in 2015. It was their vision to develop a racing and broodmare band to compete at the highest level. In just a few years Alwasmiyah Stud has already achieved great success on the racecourse and in the sales ring. Noor Al Hawa won the Qatar Derby in 2016, the Group 3 Grand Prix De Vichy in 2018 and the Group 1 HH Amir Trophy in Qatar in 2021. Traisha, trained in Ireland by Joseph O’Brien, won the Listed Beckford Stakes in October 2020, other winners that year in Europe included Kadupul and Dhabyah. In the sales ring Alwasmiyah have also enjoyed success, America Nova bred a Siyouni Colt that in 2019 was sold to the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum at Tattersalls October Book 1. Catch The Sea bred a Dark Angel colt at that made was sold at Tattersalls October Book 1 in 2018. They also own the dams of exciting threeyear-olds Miss Amulet and Umm Kulthum. Alwasmiyah looks forward to being a part of the Pretty Polly race day for years to come and thanks everyone at the Curragh for putting on this great day of racing.

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FIFTH RACE 3.40P.M.

1m 2f

THE ALWASMIYAH PRETTY POLLY STAKES OF W250,000 (GROUP 1)

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

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r147500; Second: r50000; Third: r25000; Fourth: r12500; Fifth: r7500; Sixth: r5000.

(For Race Conditions see page 77)

RACE SPONSOR

Finlay Dargan, representing Alwasmiyah Stud, will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and €100 to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

Alwasmiyah Stud

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

CAYENNE PEPPER (35)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

9

12

(138)

(8)

22210-4 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

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

Finished second in this last year before recording an impressive victory in the Blandford Stakes over course and distance. Her reappearance in the Tattersalls Gold Cup was on testing ground and she’s a big player on a sounder surface. Winning Range GY-GF. Star Rating 4 Cayenne Pepper 4 flat wins r170,686.00 CD — Handicap Rating 114 Groom - Aoife McLoughlin 8/1 HR115 S. Foley 9.2 s/hd 1L 8L 4th to Helvic Dream 9.5 here 23 MAY 8rn Group 1 1m 2f 110yds Sft/Hvy S. Foley 8.8 7L 10th of 13fn, 14rn to Audarya (FR) 8.12 KEENELAND 7 NOV 20 Group 1 1m 1f 110yds Frm 3/1 HR110 S. Foley 9.2 won 4L 1 1/2L from Amma Grace 9.2 and Thundering Nights 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 11rn Group 2 1m 2f Gd 2min 9.1sec

RACE FIVE

2

† EPONA PLAYS (36)

4

9

12

(138)

(2)

4317-11 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Br B f Australia (GB) - New Plays B Renzo Forni O Renzo Forni

Has come on leaps and bounds this campaign, recording two victories in as many outings. Easily dismissed her rivals in Group 2 company last month and is worth another shot at this trip. Respected. Winning Range Gd-SH. Star Rating 3 Groom - Jessica Maye Epona Plays 4 flat wins r134,815.00 C — Handicap Rating 110 9/2 HR105 W.J. Lee 9.2 won 4L 1 1/2L from Soul Search 9.2 and Too Soon To Panic 9.2 here 22 MAY 6rn Group 2 1m Sft/Hvy 1min 42.5sec 12/1 HR104 W.M. Lordan 10.2 won 1 3/4L 2L from Parent’s Prayer 9.13 and Sziget 8.10 NAAS 28 MAR 8rn Group 3 1m Sft 1min 52.7sec 13/2 HR104 W.J. Lee 9.5 6 1/2L 7th of 12 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 Listed 1m Hvy

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† INSINUENDO (50)

4

9

Br B f Gleneagles - Obama Rule B Mountarmstrong Stud O DM Deegan Partnership

12

(138)

(6)

1-31 F Declan McDonogh J W McCreery T

This lightly-raced daughter of Gleneagles relished the step up in trip when claiming a Group 3 last time out. She beat two subsequent winners on that occasion and further progression could be on the horizon. Winning Range YS-Gd. Star Rating 3 Groom - Sean Madden Insinuendo 2 flat wins r44,840.00 D — Handicap Rating 104 15/2 HR98 D.P. McDonogh 9.11 won 3/4L 2 1/2L from Thunder Kiss 9.11 and Willow 8.10 NAAS 8 MAY 7rn Group 3 1m 2f Yld/Sft 2min 13.3sec 11/2 W.J. Lee 9.6 s/hd nk 3rd to Harpocrates 9.11 TIPP 20 APR 5rn 7f 100yds Yld 16/1 W.J. Lee 9.2 won 2 1/2L ns from Parisienne Ways 9.2 and Tejano 9.2 GOW 19 SEP 20 14rn mdn 1m 1f 100yds Gd 2min 4.2sec

4

SILENCE PLEASE (18)

4

Br B Br f Gleneagles - Crazy Volume B Lynch Bages Ltd & Camas Park Stud O Gary Barber & Team Valor International LLC

(CPiece)

9

12

(138)

(3)

1342-42 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Found one rival too strong over 1m4f on her latest outing. Still relatively unexposed at this trip and, although this will require a career-best, she cannot be dismissed. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 2 Silence Please 3 flat wins r65,785.00 D — Handicap Rating 102 Groom - Tommy Roy 11/2 HR103 S. Foley 9.11 3/4L 2nd to Thunder Kiss 9.11 CK 9 JUN 9rn Group 3 1m 4f Yld Shane Foley 9.0 8L 4 1/4L 4 3/4L 4th to Queen Power 9.0 YORK 13 MAY 5rn Group 2 1m 2f 56yds Gd 12/1 HR104 S. Foley 9.0 4L 2nd to Tiger Moth 9.3 LEP 12 SEP 20 12rn Group 3 1m 4f Gd

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Australia (GB) Ouija Board (GB)

CAYENNE PEPPER (IRE)

Elusive Quality (USA) Muwakaba (USA) Saleela (USA) Galileo (IRE) Australia (GB) Ouija Board (GB)

EPONA PLAYS (IRE)

Oratorio (IRE) New Plays (IRE) Sagamartha (GB) Galileo (IRE) Gleneagles (IRE) You’resothrilling (USA)

INSINUENDO (IRE)

Danehill Dancer (IRE) Obama Rule (IRE) Mennetou (IRE) Galileo (IRE) Gleneagles (IRE) You’resothrilling (USA)

SILENCE PLEASE (IRE)

Machiavellian (USA) Crazy Volume (IRE) Desert Ease (IRE)

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Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Selection Board Gone West (USA) Touch of Greatness (USA) Nureyev (USA) Allegretta Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Selection Board Danehill (USA) Mahrah (USA) Rainbow Quest (USA) Lovealoch (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Mariah’s Storm (USA) Danehill (USA) Mira Adonde (USA) Entrepreneur (GB) Detroit (FR) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Mariah’s Storm (USA) Mr Prospector (USA) Coup de Folie (USA) Green Desert (USA) Easy To Copy (USA)

RACE FIVE

Galileo (IRE)


5

THUNDERING NIGHTS (23)

4

9

12

(138)

(7)

1137-22 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

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

Denied by a small margin in Grade 2 company when travelling to Belmont Park earlier this month. Held by Cayenne Pepper over course and distance last year, however, the form of her penultimate outing has been advertised handsomely. Winning Range SH-Sft. Star Rating 3 Groom - Najib Ishrat Thundering Nights 3 flat wins r50,759.00 C — Handicap Rating 110 John R Velazquez 8.8 ns 2nd to Mean Mary (USA) 8.10 BELMONT PARK 4 JUN 9rn mdn Group 2 1m 2f Yld 9/1 HR105 S.M. Crosse 9.5 1/2L 2nd to Broome 9.5 here 17 APR 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd Tom Marquand 8.13 14L 7th of 12 to Wonderful Tonight (FR) 8.13 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 Group 1 1m 3f 211yds Sft

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OODNADATTA (233)

3

9

0

(126)

(4)

1539- F Colin Keane J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Australia (GB) - Bewitched B R Scarborough & Carradale O R Scarborough & Mrs John Magnier

Hasn’t been seen since finishing ninth at the Breeders’ Cup last November. Displayed plenty of promise as a juvenile and she’s bred to appreciate this step up in trip. Could be the surprise package in the race. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Groom - Courtney Ryan-Gahan Oodnadatta 1 flat win r9,735.00 — Handicap Rating 107 S. Foley 8.10 5 3/4L 9th of 14 to Aunt Pearl 8.10 KEENELAND 6 NOV 20 Group 1 1m Gd 22/1 S. Foley 9.2 3/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 13rn Group 1 7f Gd 3/1 S. Foley 9.2 7 1/2L 5th of 8 to Shale 9.2 LEP 6 AUG 20 Group 3 7f Gd

7

SANTA BARBARA (23)

3

9

0

(126)

(5)

1-45 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Br B f Camelot (GB) - Senta’s Dream (GB) B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,D Smith,Westerberg

A lightly-raced filly who has been highly-tried this campaign. Showed promise when finishing fourth in the 1000 Guineas, followed by a creditable fifth in the Oaks. The return to firmer ground should benefit and she has leading claims. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Grooms - Jamie Gillespie & Leigh O’Brien Santa Barbara 1 flat win r14,750.00 C — Handicap Rating 108 R. L. Moore 9.0 22L 5th of 14 to Snowfall (JPN) 9.0 EPSOM DOWNS 4 JUN Group 1 1m 4f 6yds Gd /Sft R. L. Moore 9.0 1L nk ns 4th to Mother Earth 9.0 NEWMARKET 2 MAY 11rn Group 1 1m Gd /Frm 9/2 J.A. Heffernan 9.3 won 2 1/2L 1/2L from Kailash 9.6 and Star Official 8.11 here 26 SEP 20 18rn mdn 1m Yld 1min 43.4sec

RACE FIVE

8

SHALE (9)

3

Br B f Galileo - Homecoming Queen B Coolmore O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

9

0

(126)

(1)

1216-50 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

A Group 1-winning juvenile who has somewhat failed to reproduce that level of form this campaign. The ground didn’t go in her favour in the Coronation Stakes and she’s an intriguing candidate now stepping up in trip. Winning Range SH-Gd. Star Rating 2 Groom - Michael Murphy Shale 3 flat wins r186,145.00 C — Handicap Rating 109 Gavin Ryan 9.0 13L 10th of 11 to Alcohol Free 9.0 ASCOT 18 JUN Group 1 7f 213yds Hvy 7/2Fav HR113 R.L. Moore 9.5 2 3/4L 5th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd R. L. Moore 9.0 7L 6th of 10 to Pretty Gorgeous (FR) 9.0 NEWMARKET 9 OCT 20 Group 1 1m Sft

† Denotes Supplementary Entry CPiece worn by No. 4. Probable Starting Prices - 11/4 Santa Barbara, 3/1 Thundering Nights, 4/1 Cayenne Pepper, 5/1 Epona Plays, 10/1 Insinuendo, 14/1 Silence Please, Shale, 16/1 Oodnadatta 2020 - 1st Magical 2nd Cayenne Pepper 3rd Fleeting (2 min. 12.2 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT SANTA BARBARA was the talk of the town after her debut win at this venue last September, but she somewhat failed to live up to her billing in the 1,000 Guineas and Cazoo Oaks. She was by no means disgraced in those Classics, finishing fourth and fifth respectively, and gets the vote to repeat the feat of her half-sister, Iridessa, who won this in 2019. Oodnadatta hasn’t been seen in 233 days, but showed significant promise as a juvenile. The Australia filly could be the surprise package of the race, while Cayenne Pepper is expected to mount a bold bid returning to suitable conditions.

WIN: SANTA BARBARA

DANGER: CAYENNE PEPPER

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Night of Thunder (IRE) Forest Storm (GB)

THUNDERING NIGHTS (IRE)

Cape Cross (IRE) Cape Castle (IRE) Kaabari (USA) Galileo (IRE) Australia (GB) Ouija Board (GB)

OODNADATTA (IRE)

Dansili (GB) Bewitched (IRE) Abbatiale (FR) Montjeu (IRE) Camelot (GB) Tarfah (USA)

SANTA BARBARA (IRE)

Danehill (USA) Senta’s Dream (GB) Starine (FR) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

SHALE (IRE)

Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) HomecomingQueen(IRE) Lagrion (USA)

Dubai Millennium (GB) Zomaradah (GB) Galileo (IRE) Quiet Storm (IRE) Green Desert (USA) Park Appeal Seeking The Gold (USA) Cloud Castle (GB) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Selection Board Danehill (USA) Hasili (IRE) Kaldoun (FR) Anna Edes (FR) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Floripedes (FR) Kingmambo (USA) Fickle (GB) Danzig (USA) Razyana (USA) Mendocino (USA) Grisonnante (FR) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danehill (USA) L’On Vite (USA) Diesis Wrap It Up

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THE CURRAGH With changes to the Melbourne Cup on the horizon, we remember some of those horses who have made their mark in the Curragh Cup en route to a big day in the Melbourne Cup.

VINTAGE CROP Winner of the Curragh Cup in 1993 and 1995, Vintage Crop tasted success in the Melbourne Cup in 1993, giving Dermot Weld the first of two Melbourne Cup wins. A true stayer, Vintage Crop won the Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket before winning this race the following season, in which he followed up in the Irish St Leger and then the Melbourne Cup, where he was ridden by Mick Kinane. He was beaten at a short price in the 1994 Curragh Cup but returned to winning ways in 1995 .

RED CADEAUX An admirably progressive and consistent type, Red Cadeaux landed the 2011 Curragh Cup on his first Group class run. He followed it up with a close third in the Irish St Leger that year before only beaten a nose in the Melbourne Cup. He finished eight in the 2012 renewal of the Melbourne Cup and was second in both 2013 and 2014.

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TO MELBOURNE REKINDLING Winner of the 2017 Curragh Cup, Rekindling had been a consistent middle distance three-year-old who took the step up in trip firmly in his stride. He saw off Wicklow Brave to win the race as a three-year-old under Wayne Lordan before just beaten into fourth in the English St Leger. He became the youngest horse in 75 years to win the Melbourne Cup when he landed the race later in his three-year-old season under Corey Brown.

TWILIGHT PAYMENT The model of consistency, Twilight Payment has given different sets of connections victory in this race, which he has won for the past two years. In his younger days he was just touched off by Order Of St George in the 2016 St Leger Trial, before finishing third in this race back in 2018. He won the 2019 renewal on his final start for Jim Bolger, where he saw off Irish Derby winner Latrobe, and had the perfect preparation for winning the 2020 Melbourne Cup when winning this race and placing third in the Irish St Leger before landing the big one at Melbourne.

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THE COMER GROUP INTERNATIONAL CURRAGH CUP This race was established in 1987 and reached Group 3 status in 1994 before being promoted to Group 2 status in 2016 as part of the expansion and enhancement of the programme for staying horses in Europe. Its roll of honour includes a host of horses who have gone to achieve notable success both at home and abroad. Vintage Crop (1993), Rekindling (2017) and Twilight Payment (2020) won the race in the same season that they went on to win the Melbourne Cup. The 1987 winner Almaarad went on to win the Cox Plate while Kastoria (2006), Septimus (2008) and Flag Of Honour (2018) all took this race en route to Irish St Leger glory. Twilight Payment who won the race in 2020 was the third Melbourne Cup victor to win the race following the success of Vintage Crop who won the Curragh Cup in 1993 and 1995 and Rekindling who won in 2017. Four horses have won this race twice. Vintage Crop (1993 & 1995), Mkuzi (2004 & 2005), Ernest Hemingway (2013 & 2014) and Twilight Payment (2019 & 2020) all successful in the staying contest, while the talented Daliapour won the 2002 renewal in the twilight of his career. Aidan O’Brien trained four consecutive winners from 2013 to 2016, with Ernest Hemingway responsible for the first two of those, followed by Bondi Beach and Sword Fighter. Joseph O’Brien trained his first winner with Rekindling in 2017, while Twilight Payment is a regular in this race and has won the race the last twice. The first victory in 2019 came when trained by Jim Bolger, but moved to Joseph O’Brien and purchased by Lloyd Williams he continued the winning thread to win the race last year aged seven.

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Twilight Payment had a fruitful start to 2020, finishing second at Leopardstown before winning the Vintage Crop Stakes. He backed that up with a dominating eight length win in this race (ran in June due to a change in schedule), where he was ridden for the first time by Declan McDonogh. He faced six rivals, including stablemate Master Of Reality, up and coming stayr Camphor, a last time out winner in Memorabilis and two horses trained by Luke Comer, Giuseppe Garibaldi and Cypress Creek. Memorablis made the early running from his low draw in stall two and held the lead until three furlongs from home, where the pack started to close. Twilight Payment made his challenge first under McDonogh, who was keen to use his mounts staying prowess. Master Of Reality tried to close under Shane Crosse but it was quickly evident he was no match for the winner on the day, as Twilight Payment continued to draw further and further away to record a smooth win by eight lengths. Capping a 1-2 for Lloyd Williams and Joseph O’Brien, Camphor was next best a further seven lengths behind, with early pace setter Memorabilis back in fourth. See how the race panned out with the replay below.

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SIXTH RACE 4.10P.M.

1m 6f

THE COMER GROUP INTERNATIONAL CURRAGH CUP OF W100,000 (GROUP 2)

One Mile and Six Furlongs (2,800 metres)

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r59000; Second: r20000; Third: r10000; Fourth: r5000; Fifth: r3000; Sixth: r2000.

(For Race Conditions see page 77)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

AIRCRAFT CARRIER (49)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

6

9

13

(139)

(7)

523p-00 F Billy Lee J Luke Comer T

Br B g Declaration of War (USA) - Strategy (GB) B Lynch Bages Ltd O Luke Comer

Down the field on his return to the level in a German Group 2 last time. Often goes off at a big prize and that will likely be the case again. Winning Range SH & AW. Star Rating 2 Aircraft Carrier 4 flat wins r63,574.50 D — Handicap Rating 98 Jozef Bojko 9.0 30L 11th of 13 to Rip Van Lips 9.0 HOPPEGARTEN 9 MAY Group 2 2m Gd 14/1 HR106 D.E. Mullins 10.7 34L 12th of 15fn, 17rn to Capilano Bridge 11.5 NAAS 31 JAN Ext hcp hdl 1m 7f 151yds Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR109 R.A. Doyle 11.7 p.u. in race won by Burlesque Queen 10.13 LEP 28 DEC 20 20rn hcp hdl (80-116)2m 4f Sft

2

AMHRAN NA BHFIANN (10)

4

9

13

RACE SIX

(139)

(2)

432-140 F Colin Keane J A P O’Brien T

Br B c Galileo - Alluring Park B Lodge Park Stud O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

Largely disappointing since making the frame in last year’s Epsom Derby and beat only one rival home after making the running in the Ascot Gold Cup. This isn’t quite as competitive. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Amhran Na Bhfiann 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 107 W. M. Lordan 9.1 (BK) 54L 11th of 12 to Subjectivist (GB) 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN Group 1 2m 3f 210yds Gd /Frm 5/4Fav HR110 J.A. Heffernan 9.7 3 1/2L 2L 5 1/2L 4th to Emperor Of The Sun 9.7 LEP 14 MAY 6rn Listed 1m 6f Gd/Yld 1/4Fav HR110 J.A. Heffernan 9.9 won 13L 2 1/2L from Boola Boola 9.9 and Tham Luang 9.4 DUN 21 APR 14rn mdn 1m 4f Std 2min 29.8sec

3

PONDUS (GB) (25)

5

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

9

13

(139)

(6)

4022-72 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Back to form when returned to this trip last time, finishing second off a mark of 106 in a competitive handicap here. Classy performer who should go very close. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 4 Pondus (GB) 3 flat wins r31,828.50 — Handicap Rating 109 4/1 HR106 J.A. Heffernan 9.10 3/4L 2nd to Shanroe (GB) 8.12 here 2 JUN 10rn Ext hcp 1m 6f Gd/Yld 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

4

QUESTIONARE (GB) (9)

5

9

13

(139)

(1)

5007-83 F Chris Hayes J Luke Comer T

Br B g Galileo - Dream Peace B Lady Bamford O Luke Comer

Beat stablemate Aircraft Carrier home in a German Group 2, although he was still well beaten. Outran big odds in a Limerick Listed race when then returned to home soil, though. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Questionare (GB) 1 flat win r3,234.50 — Handicap Rating 102 50/1 HR94 G.F. Carroll 9.9 1 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Sonnyboyliston 9.9 LIM 18 JUN 9rn Listed 1m 4f 110yds Gd Frau Lili-Marie Engels 9.0 7 1/4L 8th of 13 to Rip Van Lips 9.0 HOPPEGARTEN 9 MAY Group 2 2m Gd Frau Lilli-Marie Engels 9.2 26L 7th of 10 to Quian (GER) 9.2 HOPPEGARTEN 1 NOV 20 Group 2 2m Sft

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5

RAA ATOLL (GB) (273)

6

9

13

(139)

(3)

7-163-88- F Sean Davis J Luke Comer T

Br B c Sea The Stars - Meetyouthere B Mr & Mrs J Davies & P Mitchell B’stock O Luke Comer

Group 2 winner in Germany in his prime, and third in this contest a couple of years ago. Well below that level in two appearances last season and best watched on his return. Winning Range GS-GF. Star Rating 2 Raa Atoll (GB) 3 flat wins r75,437.40 — Handicap Rating 99 40/1 HR107 F.F. Da Silva 9.11 29L 8th of 10 to Dawn Patrol 9.1 here 27 SEP 20 Group 3 2m Gd/Yld 150/1 HR108 C.D. Hayes 9.11 last of 8 to Search For A Song 9.8 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 1m 6f Gd 14/1 HR110 L.Dettori 9.11 nk 2 3/4L 3rd to Twilight Payment 9.11 here 28 JUN 19 10rn Group 2 1m 6f Gd

6

SUNCHART (GB) (9)

4

9

13

(139)

(5)

28-2u62 F Andrew Slattery J Andrew Slattery T

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

Developed into quite a smart staying three-year-old last year and his latest second in the Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick hinted that his turn is near again. Give him plenty of thought. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 3 Sunchart (GB) 1 flat win r8,865.00 — Handicap Rating 106 7/2 HR106 A.J. Slattery 9.9 1 1/2L 2nd to Sonnyboyliston 9.9 LIM 18 JUN 9rn Listed 1m 4f 110yds Gd 18/1 HR106 A.J. Slattery 9.5 17L 6th of 8 to Helvic Dream 9.5 here 23 MAY Group 1 1m 2f 110yds Sft/Hvy 4/1 HR106 A.J. Slattery 9.5 u.r. in race won by Baron Samedi (GB) 9.10 NAV 25 APR 6rn Group 3 1m 6f Gd

7

HIDDEN LAND (USA) (17)

4

9

(Hood)

Br Ch f Hard Spun (USA) - Absolute Crackers B Flaxman Holdings Limited O P J P Byrne

10

(136)

(8)

048239 F Luke McAteer J Andrew Kinirons T

Placed twice in 13 starts, making the frame in handicaps at Leopardstown and Down Royal recently. Retains her maiden tag, though, and it would be a massive surprise if she could shed it here. Star Rating 1 Hidden Land (USA) — Handicap Rating 69 5/1 HR67 L.T. McAteer 9.8 7L 9th of 15fn, 16rn to Hook Head 10.1 LEP 10 JUN hcp (45-70)1m 7f Gd 7/1 HR67 L.T. McAteer 9.8 3/4L nk 3rd to Time And Money 9.12 DRYL 4 JUN 14rn hcp (45-70)1m 4f 150yds Gd/Frm 28/1 HR65 L.T. McAteer 9.12 hd 2nd to Little Brother 8.12 LEP 14 MAY 23rn hcp (45-70)1m 4f Gd/Yld

PASSION (253)

4

Br B f Galileo - Dialafara (FR) B Lynch Bages Ltd & Camas Park Stud O Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

9

10

(136)

(4)

331553- F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Irish Oaks third and a Group 3 winner over this trip. Chased home the exciting Wonderful Tonight in Group 1s on her final two starts of 2020 and this looks a good point of return for her. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 5 Passion 2 flat wins r48,101.50 D — Handicap Rating 111 R. L. Moore 8.13 2 1/2L 2 1/2L 1L 3rd to Wonderful Tonight (FR) 8.13 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 12rn Group 1 1m 3f 211yds Sft Ioritz Mendizabal 8.10 11L 5th of 12 to Wonderful Tonight (FR) 8.10 PARISLONGCHAMP 3 OCT 20 Group 1 1m 6f Hvy 6/1 HR107 J.A. Heffernan 8.13 5 3/4L 5th of 8 to Search For A Song 9.8 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 1m 6f Gd

Hood worn by No. 7. Probable Starting Prices - 6/5 Passion, 4/1 Pondus (GB), 9/2 Amhran Na Bhfiann, 6/1 Sunchart (GB), 10/1 Questionare (GB), 20/1 Raa Atoll (GB), 25/1 Aircraft Carrier, 66/1 Hidden Land (USA) 2020 - 1st Twilight Payment 2nd Master Of Reality 3rd Camphor (3 min. 7.18 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT PASSION wasn’t far short of the best three-year-old fillies around last year and it is interesting that Coolmore have kept her in training, presumably with the intention of bettering the Group 3 win that is currently on her CV. This looks an ideal opportunity to do just that, although Pondus won’t make it easy for her after his back-to-form second in a C&D handicap. Amhran Na Bhfiann will find this easier than the Ascot Gold Cup, and Sunchart isn’t out of it either.

WIN: PASSION

DANGER: PONDUS

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SEVENTH RACE 4.45P.M.

1m 4f

THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF ‘RAGUSA’ HANDICAP OF W50,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

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

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 22nd June. Value to winner: r29500; Second: r10000; Third: r5000; Fourth: r2500; Fifth: r1500; Sixth: r1000.

(For Race Conditions see page 77)

RACE SPONSOR

The Irish EBF will present 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 Br Breeding No

Horse

1

STILL STANDING (18)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

6

10

0

(140)

(7)

(TStrap)

Br Ch g Mastercraftsman - Il Palazzo (USA) B D G Iceton O Three D Partnership

J Jockey

268-616 F Scott McCullagh (5) J Mrs John Harrington T

A winner on his penultimate start at Limerick before finishing down the field at Cork earlier in the month and he may just be in the grip of the handicapper. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Still Standing 6 flat wins r90,634.00 — Handicap Rating 96 12/1 HR97 S.T. McCullagh 9.9 (TS) 4L 6th of 12 to Morph Speed 8.8 CK 9 JUN hcp 1m 4f Yld 5/2Fav HR94 S. Foley 9.10 (TS) won hd 1/2L from Ebony Maw (GB) 8.11 and Springbank 9.9 LIM 24 APR 11rn Ext hcp 1m 3f 70yds Gd 2min 26.3sec 80/1 HR94 T.P. Madden 9.9 (TS) 4 1/2L 6th of 12fn, 14rn to Aesop 8.13 CK 3 APR Ext hcp 1m 2f 30yds Yld

2

ONE COOL POET (64)

9

9

(B,T)

Br B g Urban Poet (USA) - Oasis Star B Caroline Brazil O DRFG Partnership

11

(137)

(4)

455-498 F Colin Keane J Matthew J Smith T

He is best known for winning on three occasions in the space of a week at the 2019 Galway Festival and he has dropped to a mark that is 3lb higher than his last victory. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 3 One Cool Poet 5 flat wins r124,851.00 C D — Handicap Rating 93 12/1 HR96 W.J. Lee 9.12 (BK) (TS) 7 1/2L 8th of 11 to Still Standing 9.10 LIM 24 APR Ext hcp 1m 3f 70yds Gd 13/2 HR104 K.M. Donoghue 11.2 (BK) (TS) 22L 9th of 13 to Jody Ted 10.11 LIM 15 APR nov.hdl 2m Yld 13/8Fav HR103 S.D. Torrens 11.8 (TS) s/hd 3/4L 4L 4th to Fox Fearless (GB) 11.5 LEP 8 MAR 17rn hcp hdl (80-109)2m Gd/Yld

3

BROGUE (GB) (21)

5

RACE SEVEN

Br B g Frankel (GB) - Bracing Breeze (GB) B Juddmonte Farms Ltd O Anthony Evans

9

8

(Hood)

(134)

(8)

1-5-02 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

His most recent effort saw him take a step back in the right direction, when runner-up to Saldier at Listowel earlier in the month, and he commands the utmost respect on his handicap debut. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 5 Brogue (GB) 1 flat win r9,856.00 — Handicap Rating 90 5/1 HR93 Mr F. Maguire 11.2 (H) 7L 2nd to Saldier (FR) 10.9 LIST 6 JUN 13rn 1m 4f 210yds Gd/Yld 40/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 26L last of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft 6/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 6 1/2L 5th of 7 to Numerian 9.7 NAAS 23 MAR 20 Listed 1m 2f Sft/Hvy

4

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (27)

4

Br Ch f Ruler Of The World - Razzleberry (USA) B Ronan Tynan O Dr Ronan Tynan

9

8

(134)

(2)

271711 F Andrew Slattery (3) J Andrew Slattery T

The filly has turned a corner over the past few months, winning three of her last four starts, but she will need to prove herself on faster ground over a longer trip. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 3 Pineapple Express 3 flat wins r25,960.00 — Handicap Rating 90 11/1 HR80 A.J. Slattery 8.13 won 1 1/2L 2 1/4L from Miss Myers 9.1 and Celtic Crown 8.11 ROS 31 MAY 13rn hcp 1m 2f Gd/Yld 2min 13.6sec 3/1Fav HR70 A.J. Slattery 9.13 won 1 3/4L 4 3/4L from Indian Sioux 9.11 and Extensio 9.2 GOW 4 MAY 17rn hcp (45-70)1m 1f 100yds Sft 2min 15.3sec 10/11Fav HR66 A.J. Slattery 10.0 10L 7th of 14 to Ragtime Red 8.13 DUN 10 APR hcp (45-65)1m 2f 150yds Std

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5

AESOP (18)

4

9

7

(133)

(3)

143-183 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

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

He bounced back to form when third at Cork earlier in the month, staying on well that day, and there could be more to come despite racing off a career-high mark. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 4 Aesop 2 flat wins r24,190.00 — Handicap Rating 89 4/1 HR87 S. Foley 9.4 3/4L 1/2L 3rd to Morph Speed 8.8 CK 9 JUN 12rn hcp 1m 4f Yld 14/1 HR87 T.P. Madden 9.2 7 1/4L 8th of 11 to Baby Zeus 9.0 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 7/1 HR84 S. Foley 8.13 won 1/2L 1/2L from Aiseirigh 8.12 and Zozimus 8.1 CK 3 APR 14rn Ext hcp 1m 2f 30yds Yld 2min 12.2sec

6

VULTAN (18)

4 (TStrap)

Br B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Beneloge (GB) B Mr Maurice Regan O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

9

5

(131)

(6)

7-633-14 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

He ran with credit when fourth at Cork having attempted to handle a 14lb rise from the handicapper and there could be progression to come for tackling a sounder surface. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 4 Vultan 1 flat win r6,785.00 D — Handicap Rating 87 5/1 HR85 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 (TS) 3/4L 1/2L hd 4th to Morph Speed 8.8 CK 9 JUN 12rn hcp 1m 4f Yld 5/1 HR71 D.P. McDonogh 9.5 (TS) won 2 1/2L 3L from All Class (FR) 8.11 and Persian Queen 9.13 ROS 11 MAY 15rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Yld 2min 48sec 9/4 HR73 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 (TS) 1/2L 2 1/2L 3rd to Magic Chegaga 9.2 TIPP 15 SEP 20 13rn mdn 1m 1f Gd/Yld

7

MOSALA (49)

4

9

(TStrap)

Br B g Kodiac (GB) - Glamorous (GER) B Richard & Nora Ahern O C Acheson

3

(129)

(11)

2422-12 F Billy Lee J Henry de Bromhead T

The four-year-old produced his best effort to date when runner-up at Leopardstown last month and the step up to 1m 4f for the first might see him step forward again. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Mosala 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 85 9/1 HR80 W.M. Lordan 9.4 (TS) nk 2nd to Tauran Shaman 9.12 LEP 9 MAY 18rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 5/4Fav HR82 C.T. Keane 9.9 (TS) won 2L 1 1/4L from Tooreen Angel 9.1 and Jungle Cove 9.2 DUN 15 JAN 14rn mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std 2min 16.2sec 11/4 HR84 M.A. Enright 9.7 (TS) hd 2nd to Wonder Elzaam 9.7 DUN 18 DEC 20 12rn mdn 1m Std

8

IRISH POSEIDON (GER) (9)

5

9

(CPiece)

Br B g Poseidon Adventure - Irish Eagle (GER) B Gestut Hofgut Heymann O Spoonful Of Irish Syndicate

1

(127)

(9)

114-324 F Sam Ewing (5) J Matthew J Smith T

He received a 13lb hike for his last success on the level when running out an impressive winner at Dundalk in December and he will have no fitness issues having run over hurdles recently. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Irish Poseidon (GER) 5 flat wins r20,270.00 D — Handicap Rating 83 13/8Fav B. Browne 11.11 1/2L 1 3/4L hd 4th to Mars Harper (GB) 12.0 DRYL 18 JUN 15rn mdn hdl 2m 100yds Gd 11/8Fav K.M. Donoghue 12.0 5 1/2L 2nd to Donacheady Gale 12.0 BAL 24 MAY 13rn mdn hdl 2m 2f 50yds Sft 4/1 K.M. Donoghue 12.0 1 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Off Your Rocco 12.0 KILL 9 MAY 17rn mdn hdl 2m 1f Yld

PIN YOUR HOPES (18)

4

9

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

0

(126)

(1)

81-6208 F Ronan Whelan J A Oliver T

The step up to 2m here on his penultimate outing proved too much for him and his most recent effort was a decent improvement, despite finishing behind several who reoppose at Cork. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Pin Your Hopes 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 82 12/1 HR82 R.P. Whelan 8.13 6L 8th of 12 to Morph Speed 8.8 CK 9 JUN hcp 1m 4f Yld 14/1 HR82 R.P. Whelan 9.7 last of 16 to Foveros (FR) 8.6 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 2m Sft/Hvy 14/1 HR79 C.J. McGovern 9.12 1/2L 2nd to Dancing Approach (GB) 9.13 LEP 14 APR 19rn hcp (50-80)1m 2f Gd

10 PEMPIE (23)

5

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

(TStrap)

8

11

(123)

(5)

127167 F M A Gallagher J Eddie & Patrick Harty T

She can be forgiven her latest effort having stumbled at a crucial point in the race and never fully recovering from it. That said, this appears to be a stiff task on paper. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Pempie 3 flat wins r16,936.20 D — Handicap Rating 79 7/1 HR79 M.A. Gallagher 9.12 (H) (TS) 31L last of 7 to Forbearance 9.9 DRYL 4 JUN hcp 1m 4f 150yds Gd/Frm 6/1 HR79 Ms H. Mooney 9.1 (H) 9 3/4L 6th of 9 to No Say Ever (GB) 8.13 LEP 14 MAY Ext hcp 1m 4f Gd/Yld 8/1 HR75 M.A. Gallagher 10.0 (H) (TS) won 1 1/4L 1 1/4L from Winston Wolfe 8.6 and Scott Lang 9.5 NAV 25 APR 12rn hcp 1m 5f Gd 2min 55.4sec

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RACE SEVEN

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11 EFFERNOCK FIZZ (20)

6

8

6

(118)

(10)

656247 F N G McCullagh J Miss Katy Brown T

Br B f Lovelace (GB) - Manx Fizz (GB) B Mr T B Sheridan O T B Sheridan

She has been mixing it up with regards running over hurdles, fences and on the level in recent months, but she appears to have plenty on her plate back in handicap company. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 2 Effernock Fizz 2 flat wins r12,738.80 3 N.H. wins r22,467.00 — Handicap Rating 72 16/1 A.W. Short 10.9 32L 7th of 8fn, 9rn to Darasso (FR) 11.2 LIST 7 JUN chse 2m 3f Gd 14/1 HR74 Mr D. Kelleher 10.9 (CP) 7L 7 1/2L 1 3/4L 4th to Saldier (FR) 10.9 LIST 6 JUN 13rn 1m 4f 210yds Gd/Yld 3/1 A.W. Short 10.13 8L 2nd to Bold Enough 11.6 WEX 16 MAY 6rn nov.ch 2m Sft

B,T worn by No. 2. CPiece worn by No. 8. Hood worn by No. 3. TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 6, No. 7, No. 10. Long Handicap - Effernock Fizz 8-4 (116) Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 Brogue (GB), 9/2 Aesop, 5/1 Pineapple Express, 6/1 Vultan, Mosala, 8/1 Still Standing, 10/1 One Cool Poet, Irish Poseidon (GER), 12/1 Pin Your Hopes, 16/1 Pempie, Effernock Fizz 2020 - 1st Edification (GB) 2nd Tartlette (GB) 3rd Kasperenko (GB) (2 min. 35.5 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT BROGUE has clearly not been the easiest to train, having only had three starts since winning on debut at Cork in May 2019, but he remains with potential based on his second to Saldier at Listowel earlier in the month. Aesop had several of these in behind when third at Cork on his latest start and he is capable of further improvement at the trip, while the fourth from that contest, Vultan, and recent Leopardstown runner-up Mosala are others worth considering.

WIN: BROGUE

DANGER: VULTAN

THE CURRAGH RECORD TIMES

RACE SEVEN

Distance Time

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

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

Horse

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

Age

Weight

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

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

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Race Date

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


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EIGHTH RACE 5.20P.M. THE FINLAY VOLVO IRISH EBF MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN OF W15,000

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

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

(For Race Conditions see page 77)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

TURBULENCE (233)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

3

(143)

(7)

03- F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

Br B g Night of Thunder - Fearless Flyer B Oak Lodge Bloodstock O Mrs John J Murphy

Showed precious little on debut but then took a big step forward to make the frame in a maiden over slightly further here. Gelded during his time off and worth a second glance. Star Rating 3 Turbulence 28/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 3 1/4L 3L 3rd to Menagerie 8.9 here 6 NOV 20 12rn mdn 1m 1f Hvy 80/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 30L 12th of 16 to Persian Queen 9.2 NAAS 1 NOV 20 mdn 1m 2f Hvy

2

BURJ MALINKA (26)

3

9

7

(133)

(4)

4-55 F M A Gallagher J Eddie & Patrick Harty T

Br Ch g Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Malinka B Moyglare Stud Farm O Mrs J Dermot Cantillon

He has offered encouragement in all three appearances so far, most recently when fifth over an extended 7f at Tipperary. Tries a mile for the first time and it wouldn’t surprise if he could pick up some prize money. Star Rating 3 Burj Malinka — Handicap Rating 74 15/2 M.A. Gallagher 9.7 5 1/4L 5th of 14 to Privilege (GB) 9.7 TIPP 1 JUN mdn 7f 110yds Gd/Yld 12/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.7 3 3/4L 5th of 16 to Bellagio Man 9.7 GOW 4 MAY mdn 7f Yld/Sft 40/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.5 2 1/4L 3L 3/4L 4th to Power Under Me 9.5 NAAS 18 OCT 20 16rn mdn 6f Sft

3

CAMINO MISSION (21)

3

9

Br Ch g Ajaya (GB) - Carpet Lady B Carpet Lady Partnership O Philip Meagher

7

(133)

(12)

498 F Nathan Crosse (5) J W McCreery T

His debut fourth at Navan in March was promising, but he hasn’t been able to build on it and was down the field at Sligo and Listowel. Others make considerably more appeal in this. Star Rating 2 Camino Mission 28/1 N.M. Crosse 9.2 17L 8th of 12 to Metaphorical 9.7 LIST 6 JUN mdn 1m Gd/Yld 12/1 L.F. Roche 9.7 49L last of 9 to Hell Bent 9.7 SLGO 2 MAY mdn 1m 2f 142yds Gd/Yld 66/1 W.J. Lee 9.7 3 1/4L 1 1/4L 3/4L 4th to Team Of Firsts (GB) 9.7 NAV 27 MAR 18rn mdn 1m 2f Hvy

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4

CORMAC (15)

3

9

7

(133)

(17)

58 F Olivia Shanahan (10) J J A Stack T

Br B g Holy Roman Emperor - Divisme (USA) B Divisme Partnership O Mrs Paul Shanahan

He showed glimpses of ability on his introduction at Dundalk in April, but he didn’t improve at all when then tried on turf at Limerick. Probably best to look elsewhere for the winner. Star Rating 2 Cormac 22/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 11L 8th of 15 to Exuma 9.7 LIM 12 JUN mdn 1m Gd 18/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 8 3/4L 5th of 12 to Belmont Avenue 9.7 DUN 21 APR mdn 1m Std

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5

DIAMIL (21)

3

9

7

(133)

(3)

9-4 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Br B c Awtaad - Diylawa B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

Only mid-division on his introduction here back in November, but he took a step forward to finish fourth at Listowel on his return to the fray. Could sneak into the frame. Star Rating 3 Diamil 8/1 R.P. Whelan 9.7 hd 1 1/4L 1/2L 4th to Metaphorical 9.7 LIST 6 JUN 12rn mdn 1m Gd/Yld 40/1 S. Foley 9.5 10L 9th of 17 to Arturo Toscanini 9.5 here 2 NOV 20 mdn 7f Hvy

6

DRAGON GEM (-)

3

9

Br B g Dragon Pulse - Acres of Diamonds B M Duffy O Mrs Helen Mullins

7

(133)

(22) F

Shane Foley J Thomas Mullins T

Son of Dragon Pulse whose price decreased from €24,000 as a foal to just €5,000 as a two-year-old. Likely to be better for the experience so best watched for now. Star Rating 2

7

EMPORIO (10)

Br Ch c Zoffany - Eirnin B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs A M O’Brien

3 (TStrap)

9

7

(133)

(10)

2-62520 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Has more than a touch of quality about him, as highlighted by his Irish 2,000 Guineas fifth, and he returns to maiden company after finishing down the field in the Britannia at Royal Ascot. Major player. Star Rating 4 Emporio — Handicap Rating 100 Gavin Ryan 9.7 (TS) 13L 17th of 29 to Perotto (GB) 9.3 ASCOT 17 JUN hcp (0-105)1m Gd /Frm 1/2Fav HR103 G.M. Ryan 9.7 (TS) hd 2nd to Metaphorical 9.7 LIST 6 JUN 12rn mdn 1m Gd/Yld 50/1 HR90 G.M. Ryan 9.2 (TS) 7 3/4L 5th of 11 to Mac Swiney 9.2 here 22 MAY Group 1 1m Sft/Hvy

8

KAARANAH (284)

Br B g Estidhkaar - Chevanah B Highfort Stud & D Mcabhaird O D Mac A’Bhaird

3

9

7

(133)

(6)

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

Finished in sixth position on both appearances as a juvenile, at Tipperary and Cork, since when he has been gelded. There will be races in him, just probably not this one. Star Rating 2 Kaaranah 80/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 6L 6th of 12 to Malaysian 9.2 CK 16 SEP 20 mdn 1m Gd 28/1 G.M. Ryan 9.2 9L 6th of 9 to Jack Duggan (USA) 9.5 TIPP 7 AUG 20 mdn 7f 115yds Yld/Sft

9

NOTRE BELLE BETE (GB) (10)

3

9

7

Br Gr c Zoffany - Angelic Guest B Rifa Mustang Europe Ltd O King Power Racing Co Limited

(133)

(5)

4429 F Chris Hayes J D J Bunyan T

Excellent fourth behind Classic hero Poetic Flare in a Listed race on debut, but he hasn’t quite lived up to that since. Failed to beat a rival home in the Hampton Court, but this is obviously much easier. Star Rating 5 Notre Belle Bete (GB) — Handicap Rating 100 S. De Sousa 9.0 17L last of 9 to Mohaafeth 9.0 ASCOT 17 JUN Group 3 1m 1f 212yds Gd /Frm 6/4 HR103 C.D. Hayes 9.7 1/2L 2nd to Ebeneezer Perry (GB) 9.7 LEP 14 MAY 19rn mdn 1m Gd/Yld 4/1 C.T. Keane 9.5 1/2L 3 1/2L nk 4th to Lunar Space 9.5 here 3 MAY 8rn Listed 7f Yld/Sft

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

3

9

7

(133)

(21)

006 F Rory Cleary J Peter Lawlor (R) T

Yet to place in three starts, and he has been sent off at triple-figure odds on each occasion. It would be a massive surprise if he could force his way into contention here. Star Rating 1 Numidia — Handicap Rating 57 150/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 20L 6th of 12 to Silaiyli 9.7 DRYL 19 JUN mdn 1m 2f 75yds Gd 250/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 25L 13th of 15 to Exuma 9.7 LIM 12 JUN mdn 1m Gd 100/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 36L 12th of 13 to Citronnade (GB)(disq) 9.2 here 23 MAY mdn 1m 2f Sft/Hvy

RACE EIGHT

10 NUMIDIA (8)


11 OFFIAH (15)

3

9

7

(133)

(1)

37-42 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br Ch g New Bay (GB) - Levanto B John O’Connor O David Spratt & Sean Jones & Mrs Lynne Lyons

He has shown plenty of ability so far but has let down favourite backers in two of his four outings, most recently when runner-up at Limerick. Capable of making the frame again, though. Star Rating 4 Offiah — Handicap Rating 80 9/4Fav HR78 C.T. Keane 9.7 3/4L 2nd to Exuma 9.7 LIM 12 JUN 15rn mdn 1m Gd 11/1 C.T. Keane 9.7 3/4L 1/2L 1 3/4L 4th to Can’thelpfallin 9.2 CK 19 MAY 17rn mdn 7f Yld 1/2Fav C.T. Keane 9.7 12L 7th of 12 to Let Me Pass 9.0 DUN 11 NOV 20 mdn 1m Std

12 OLD TOM HIGGINS (13)

3

9

7

(133)

(13)

94 F Shane Crosse J Luke Comer T

Br B c Make Believe (GB) - Clara Zetkin (GB) B Corrin Stud & Make Believe Syndicate O Luke Comer

Took a big step forwards when finishing fourth over an extended 1m1f at Gowran Park last time but this contest demands further improvement if he is going to be successful. Star Rating 3 Old Tom Higgins 50/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 nk 2 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Zola Sakura 9.2 GOW 14 JUN 11rn mdn 1m 1f 100yds Gd 100/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 16L 9th of 14 to Agrimony (GB) 9.7 GOW 5 MAY mdn 1m Yld

13 SKILLED WARRIOR (39)

3

9

7

(133)

(23)

2-35283 F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Br B g Holy Roman Emperor - Sushi Tuna (GB) B Framont Ltd & Grove Stud O Mrs Wendy O’Leary

Has made the frame on multiple occasions, including when third over a mile at Cork last month, and he should be thereabouts once again having been gelded since his last appearance. Star Rating 4 Skilled Warrior — Handicap Rating 81 7/2 HR81 B.M. Coen 9.7 2 1/4L 2 1/4L 3rd to Grid (GB) 9.7 CK 19 MAY 14rn mdn 1m Yld/Sft 5/1 HR84 D.E. Sheehy 8.6 (CP) 7L 8th of 13 to Fourhometwo (GB) 9.10 NAAS 26 APR Ext hcp 1m Gd 100/30 HR82 B.M. Coen 9.7 (CP) 1/2L 2nd to Stylistic Approach 9.7 GOW 8 APR 15rn mdn 1m Sft

14 VALLEYOFTHEEAGLES (-)

3

9

Br B g Free Eagle - Dabawiyah B Roundhill Stud & Irish National Stud O Deirdre Hassett

7

(133)

(14) F

Michael Hussey J Martin Hassett (R) T

A half-brother to Absolutely Right, who won at 7f, but this €11,000 purchase looks to be up against it in a race of this nature on his debut. Star Rating 2

15 WE’RE ON THE WAY (22)

3

9

7

Br Gr g Gutaifan - Tunduce B Mr K Coffey O Mrs Michael J Byrne

(133)

(11)

06 F Joe Doyle J M J Byrne T

Has been well held in both of his previous starts in recent weeks and he is likely to do better once switched to handicap company after this outing. Star Rating 2 We’re On The Way 50/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 5 3/4L last of 6 to Tashgheel 9.7 LIST 5 JUN mdn 6f 60yds Sft 66/1 James J. Doyle 9.7 9 1/4L 10th of 14 to Gyldan 9.9 TIPP 1 JUN mdn 5f Gd/Yld

RACE EIGHT

16 YERMANTHERE (54)

3

Br Ch g Fast Company - Fast Jazz B Kilnamoragh Stud O R J McSharry

9

7

(133)

(9)

7 F Luke McAteer (5) J Patrick T Foley T

Far from disgraced when finishing seventh of 16 on his debut over 7f at Gowran Park last month but he still has plenty to find this afternoon. Star Rating 2 Yermanthere 40/1 L.T. McAteer 9.2 4 1/2L 7th of 16 to Bellagio Man 9.7 GOW 4 MAY mdn 7f Yld/Sft

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17 BEAGNACH SASTA (4)

3

9

2

(128)

(19)

023583 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

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

Finished third in mile maiden against her own sex at Naas earlier in the week and she may be able to reward each-way support if reproducing that level of form today. Star Rating 3 Beagnach Sasta — Handicap Rating 72 11/4 HR74 K.J. Manning 9.2 hd 4L 3rd to Mother Country (GB) 9.2 NAAS 23 JUN 14rn mdn 1m Gd 6/1 HR74 K.J. Manning 9.2 13L 8th of 14 to Mariesque 9.2 GOW 7 JUN mdn 1m 1f 100yds Gd 5/1 HR74 L.T. McAteer 8.11 6L 5th of 12fn, 13rn to Prairie Dancer 9.7 ROS 31 MAY mdn 1m 2f Gd/Yld

18 DISCO BOOTS (233)

3

9

2

(128)

(16)

420- F Leigh Roche J Peter Fahey T

Br Ch f Belardo - Nightswimmer B John T Heffernan & Grainne Dooley O Ballygreany Stud

Finished second over 7f here in November and the quick turnaround may have been a valid excuse when beaten four days later. Merits consideration on her return to action. Star Rating 3 Disco Boots 9/2 O.J. Orr 9.2 11L 14th of 16 to Cecelia Clementine 9.2 here 6 NOV 20 mdn 1m Hvy 8/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 5L 2nd to Queen’s Speech (USA) 9.2 here 2 NOV 20 16rn mdn 7f Hvy 50/1 D.P. McDonogh 8.11 3L 1 1/2L 2 3/4L 4th to Port Sunlight 8.13 GOW 19 OCT 20 14rn mdn 1m Sft/Hvy

19 ENCORE UNE FOIS (-)

3

Br B f Make Believe (GB) - Sinduda (GB) B C J Foy O Dolmen Racing Club

9

2

(128)

(20) F

Cian MacRedmond (7) J Francis J Flood T

Closely related to Banovallum, who won twice over 5f and 7f. Very hard to recommend on her debut in a race as competitive as this one appears to be. Star Rating 2

20 LOLLY YEATS (-)

3

Br B f Lawman (FR) - Pop Art B Marston Stud O Mrs Eileen Coleman

9

2

(128)

(2) F

Sean Davis J Kevin Thomas Coleman T

Out of a Listed-placed mare and she is half-sister to the useful pair Fox Leicester and Pop Dancer, but a watching brief is advised given her lack of previous race experience. Star Rating 2

21 PUNAKHA (20)

3

9

2

Br B f Acclamation (GB) - Dame d’Honneur B Eimear Mulhern O Mrs J E Mulhern

(128)

(8)

42 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Confirmed the promise that she displayed on her debut by finishing a close second at Gowran Park earlier in the month and she has to be on the shortlist. Star Rating 4 Punakha — Handicap Rating 83 8/1 W.J. Lee 9.2 hd 2nd to Frill 9.2 GOW 7 JUN 15rn mdn 7f Gd 18/1 N.M. Crosse 8.11 2 1/4L 2L 1 3/4L 4th to Montego Bay 9.2 NAAS 8 MAY 15rn mdn 7f Yld/Sft

3

Br Gr f Mastercraftsman - Royal Fizz B Norelands Bloodstock O H R D McCalmont & Hamish McCalmont

9

2

(128)

(18)

6 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Made an encouraging racecourse debut when filling sixth place over an extended 7f at Tipperary at the beginning of the month and she may have more to offer today. Star Rating 3 Saran 17/2 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 5 1/4L 6th of 14 to Privilege (GB) 9.7 TIPP 1 JUN mdn 7f 110yds Gd/Yld

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22 SARAN (26)


23 SHABAYA (-)

3

Br B f Teofilo - Shebella B His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

9

2

(128)

(15) F

Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

A half-sister to Sheberghan, who won twice over 1m 2f. Her dam was Group placed over 1m1f and any market support on debut would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

TStrap worn by No. 7. Probable Starting Prices - 9/2 Emporio, 5/1 Notre Belle Bete (GB), 6/1 Offiah, 13/2 Punakha, 8/1 Skilled Warrior, 10/1 Beagnach Sasta, 12/1 Diamil, Shabaya, 14/1 Burj Malinka, Disco Boots, Saran, 16/1 Turbulence, 25/1 Camino Mission, Cormac, Old Tom Higgins, Lolly Yeats, 33/1 Dragon Gem, Kaaranah, Yermanthere, Encore Une Fois, 50/1 Valleyoftheeagles, 66/1 Numidia, We’re On The Way No corresponding race last year.

CURRAGH COMMENT NOTRE BELLE BETE and Emporio both have their sights lowered significantly after fruitless trips to Royal Ascot, but the former has finished fourth twice in Listed company so shades the vote. Irish 2,000 Guineas fifth Emporio will test his mettle fully, though, and Gowran runner-up Punakha won’t be far away if continuing her progression. Offiah shouldn’t remain a maiden for too much longer, nor should Skilled Warrior and Disco Boots. Shabaya is an interesting newcomer.

WIN: NOTRE BELLE BETE

DANGER: PUNAKHA

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Sunday 8th August

Keeneland Phoenix Stakes Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes

Friday 13th August

Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes Comer Group International St Leger Trial

Saturday 21st August

Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes Coolmore Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes

Friday 27th August

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

Sunday 12th September - Longines Irish Champions Weekend

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

Saturday 25th September

Renaissance Stakes Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes

Sunday 26th September

Weld Park Stakes Comer Group International Loughbrown Stakes

Sunday 10th October

Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch Handicap Staffordstown Stud Stakes Waterford Testimonial Stakes

Thursday 14th October Tuesday 26th October

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS

FIRST RACE 1.30p.m. The Barronstown Stud Irish EBF (C & G) Maiden of €16,500 (Generously sponsored by Barronstown Stud the Irish EBF (€3,000)) Winner will receive €9,900 (Penalty Value: €9,735), Second will receive €3,300, Third will receive €1,650, Fourth will receive €825, Fifth will receive €495, Sixth will receive €330. For 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 14 FOR THIS RACE SECOND RACE 2.00p.m. The Airlie Stud Stakes of €100,000 (Group 2) (Registered as The Balanchine Stakes) (Generously sponsored by Airlie Stud) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. For two years old fillies only. About 6 furlongs. €400 to enter on May 19th; €200 extra if forfeit not declared by June 2nd; €400 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd or €10,000 if entered by June 22nd. Weights: 9st 2lbs. The winning horse in this race will be entitled to a refund equivalent to the total cost of running for a horse which had been entered at the initial entry stage should they run in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. Free Entry Race (Phoenix Stakes). Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €59000; Second: €20000; Third: €10000; Fourth: €5000; Fifth: €3000; Sixth: €2000. SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 2.30p.m. The Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes Handicap of €20,000 (Generously sponsored by Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes) Winner will receive €12,000 (Penalty Value: €11,800), Second will receive €4,000, Third will receive €2,000, Fourth will receive €1,000, Fifth will receive €600, Sixth will receive €400. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards (95 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 6 furlongs. €160 to enter, €40 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. Handicaps calculated 22nd June. Weights raised by 2lb. Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €11800; Second: €4000; Third: €2000; Fourth: €1000; Fifth: €600; Sixth: €400. SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 3.05p.m. The Paddy Power Rockingham Handicap of €100,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Paddy Power) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards that have run three or more times under any Rules of Racing before 14th June, 2021, at least one of those runs having been on or after 1st May, 2020 (105 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 5 furlongs. €400 to enter on June 9th; €400 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd and €200 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 7lb extra for each race won. Handicaps calculated 15th June. Weights raised by 3lb. Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €59000; Second: €20000; Third: €10000; Fourth: €5000; Fifth: €3000; Sixth: €2000. SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 3.40p.m. The Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes of €250,000 (Group 1) (Generously sponsored by Al Wasmiyah Stud) Winner will receive €150,000 (Penalty Value: €147,500), Second will receive €50,000, Third will receive €25,000, Fourth will receive €12,500, Fifth will receive €7,500, Sixth will receive €5,000. For three years old and upwards fillies only. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €1,000 to enter on April 21st; €500 extra if forfeit not declared by May 26th; €1,000 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd or €25,000 if entered by June 22nd. Weights: 3-y-o 9st; 4-y-o and up 9st 12lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €147500; Second: €50000; Third: €25000; Fourth: €12500; Fifth: €7500; Sixth: €5000. SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 4.10p.m. The Comer Group International Curragh Cup of €100,000 (Group 2) (Generously sponsored by Comer Group International) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. For three years old and upwards. About 1 mile 6 furlongs. €400 to enter on May 19th; €200 extra if forfeit not declared by June 2nd; €400 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd or €10,000 if entered by June 22nd. Weights: 3-y-o 8st 13lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 13lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st November, 2020 for races of eleven furlongs and over) Winner of a Group 1 race 3lb extra. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €59000; Second: €20000; Third: €10000; Fourth: €5000; Fifth: €3000; Sixth: €2000. SEE PAGE 60 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 4.45p.m. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Ragusa’ Handicap of €50,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€5,000)) 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. An extended handicap for four years old and upwards that are EBF eligible 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 nine furlongs or more on or after 1st May, 2020 (100 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 1 mile 4 furlongs. €400 to enter, €100 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. Handicaps calculated 22nd June. Weights raised by 4lb. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 64 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 5.20p.m. The Finlay Volvo Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden of €15,000 (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) (Generously sponsored by Finlay Volvo and the Irish EBF (€2,000)) Winner will receive €9,000 (Penalty Value: €8,850), Second will receive €3,000 Third will receive €1,500 Fourth will receive €750, Fifth will receive €450, Sixth will receive €300. For three years old and upwards, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible and whose sire established one or more yearling sales in the relevant year with a median price of not more than €50,000. About 1 mile. €120 to enter, €30 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 7lbs; 4-y-o and up 10st 3lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. (The owner of an Irish-bred winner of this race will receive an IRE Incentive Scheme Sales Voucher of €10,000. See RAS for full terms & conditions of this scheme). Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €8850; Second: €3000; Third: €1500; Fourth: €750; Fifth: €450; Sixth: €300. SEE PAGE 70 FOR THIS RACE

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