Curragh Racecard - Friday 13th August

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FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH Featuring the Comer Group International Irish St Leger Trial and Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes

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Sponsoring the

ROYAL WHIP STAKES

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Welcome to the second meeting of our August Festival of Racing. The card features eight races this evening featuring the Comer Group International Irish St Leger and the historic Royal Whip Stakes, celebrating its 200th anniversary, which will be sponsored by Fitzdares for the first time. We would like to thank Comer Group International for their generous support of the Curragh. Luke and Brian Comer are fantastic supporters of not only the Curragh, but of the whole Irish Racing Industry. The winner of the race will receive a free entry to the Comer Group International Irish St Leger taking place as the feature race on Day 2 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend. The other group race is the Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes with the historic Royal Whip first presented to the Curragh by King William IV in 1830 again presented to the winning owner. We are delighted to welcome Fitzdares as title sponsor of the race for the first time and I would like to thank William Woodhams and his team for their generous support of the Curragh and look forward to developing a long and successful partnership with them. The winning horse will receive a free entry into the Irish Champion Stakes and the Bahrain International Trophy Our other races are generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian, Mongey Communications, Finlay Volvo, Irish Racing Yearbook, RACE, Irish Stallion Farms EBF and DMG Media as part of the DMG Media Challenge. Sponsors make an invaluable contribution to racing and we would like to thank you to them all and ask you to support them whenever you can. For those of you reading this through our digital race card, I hope that you will enjoy the racing, either on TV or by following it through our social media channels. Today’s racing is being cover by Racing TV so there is no reason to miss out on the action. While we are disappointed not to have more than 500 attendees here, we look forward to welcome greater numbers back before too long, hopefully for the Longines Irish Champions Weekend on the 11th and 12th September Ticket are not on sale yet but please visit www.irishchampionsweeekend.ie to register your interest and be the first in the queue to receive ticket & event updates. Thanks again for all your support of the Curragh, we really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the racing and once again a big thank you to all our sponsors for their continued support. Kind regards PAT KEOGH Chief Executive 3


OFFICIALS FRIDAY 13TH AUGUST 2021 (E) The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is responsible for the integrity of Irish Racing.

UNDER THE RULES OF RACING

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

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

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

STAKEHOLDER: Horse Racing Ireland

ACTING STEWARDS: Mr. L. McFerran

MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Bernard Healy

Dr. T. McDonogh Mr. O. Kearney

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

Mr. J. Martin-Smith Mr. P. D. Matthews CLERK OF THE COURSE:

FARRIERS: Eamon Behan Sean Kelly

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

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

Mr. J. R. Banahan JUDGE: Mr. A. L. McKeever HANDICAPPER: Mr. M. Bird

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

STEWARDS SECRETARIES: Mr. M. F. O’Donoghue & Mr. P. Moloney MEDICAL OFFICER:

For information and all the latest news, visit:

Dr. B. Healy VETERINARY OFFICER: Mr. A. Tyrrell M.R.C.V.S.

www.curragh.ie

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS: Ms. C. Murphy & Mr. D. J. Condell SECURITY OFFICER: Mr. K. O’Connor

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

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

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

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Breeding Breeder Owner Form Jockey Trainer

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


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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

1m2f

1m21/2f

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1m1f

1m(new)

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

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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 70 runners, 16%) runs SWIFT ONE (5.30), VISUALISATION (6.00), WITHAM RIVER (6.30), TWILIGHT PAYMENT (7.00), SARAN (7.30). J MCCONNELL (7 wins from 47 runners, 15%) runs DULEEK STREET (6.30), SMAOINEAMH SILE (7.30). K J CONDON (5 wins from 15 runners, 33%) runs HARMONY ROSE (4.25), HEYTESBURY LANE (5.30). D HOGAN (5 wins from 43 runners, 12%) runs FLORENCE THOMPSON (8.00).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: COLIN KEANE (12 wins from 53 rides, 23%) rides HEAD MISTRESS (4.25), STRONG JOHNSON (4.55), JARVIS (5.30), REVE DE VOL (6.00), STAR OFFICIAL (6.30), CAMORRA (7.00), GATWICK KITTEN (8.00). SHANE FOLEY (7 wins from 38 rides, 18%) rides ALBION SQUARE (4.25), INDIGO BALANCE (4.55), DREAM OASIS (5.30), LEO DE FURY (6.00), ANTHEM (6.30), BARRINGTON COURT (7.00). DYLAN MCMONAGLE (5 wins from 26 rides, 19%) rides GOLDEN TWILIGHT (6.30), SARAN (7.30). SHANE CROSSE (4 wins from 16 rides, 25%) rides BROAD STREET (6.00), WITHAM RIVER (6.30), AIRCRAFT CARRIER (7.00).

FANCY THAT A P O’BRIEN won the 6.00 race in 2014, 2015 and 2020. The stable is represented by Innisfree in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 7.00 race in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and 2017 and 2018 and 2019 and 2020. The stable is represented by Amhran Na Bhfiann and Wordsworth in the race today.

WEIGHTWATCHER The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 7.30 Take My Hand (won off 67 down 4lb to 63); Dreams Delivered (won off 65 down 5lb to 60); 8.00 Teddy Boy (won off 59 down 3lb to 56); Eleuthera (won off 64 down 7lb to 57).

CLASSY TIPS The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 4.25 STRAPPED (down 3) 6.00 EARLSWOOD (down 2 grades); INNISFREE (down 2) 7.00 AMHRAN NA BHFIANN (down 2 grades); MPEROR OF THE SUN (down 2) 7.00 PRINCESS ZOE (down 2); TWILIGHT PAYMENT (down 2).

NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 12th August . 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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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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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

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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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A horse more suited to running over longer distances.

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

PACE

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

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

TIC-TAC

PENALTY

Bookmakers hand-signalling method relaying odds.

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

UNDER STARTERS’ ORDERS

PHOTO FINISH

WEIGH OUT/WEIGH IN

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

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

PLATE

WINNER ALRIGHT

Shoe worn by horse for racing.

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

SCHOOLED

Occurs when the race is about to start.

Trained to jump.

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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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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

16F

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

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

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CURRAGH TRAINER PROFILE Ger O’Leary Ger O’Leary is a Curragh based racehorse trainer. His father was a trainer before him and Ger was hooked on the sport from a young age. He has worked in America, and was an assistant trainer for many years. He and his team enjoyed one of their best seasons to date last year, 2020. He is fortunate to have a good team working with him including former trainer Adrian Joyce who is now a valuable member of the team and he has good riders riding work including Shane Foley, Chris Hayes and apprentice Dean Curran.

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TRAMORE RUNNERS AND RIDERS TRAMORE 5:10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

EY CHASE €12,500.32 2M 6F Swordsman (Mrs D Foster) - J Gainford (5) Friary Rock (M F Morris) - P T Enright Harrie (W P Mullins) - P Townend Myth Buster (H De Bromhead) - D J O’Keeffe Ya Boy Ya (C Bowe) - Mr J W Kenny (7) Rippon Lodge (J P Ryan) - P K Donovan (7) Trainwreck (H De Bromhead) - M P O’Connor (7)

TRAMORE 5:45 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

GRIFFIN AUCTIONEERS HANDICAP CHASE (0-95) €10,000.48 2M 6F Carnet De Stage (E O’Sullivan) - T J Kelly (7) 12-0 Crimson Chief (J Morrison) - M P O’Connor (7) 12-0 Peterstown (T Gibney) - D J O’Keeffe 11-13 Rolling Revenge (Thomas Coyle) - C J Orr 11-13 The Inbetween (R P Rath) - J J Slevin 11-12 Cluan Dara (J P Ryan) - B J Cooper 11-8 Direct Image (R Tyner) - P T Enright 11-7 Humps And Bumps (P Croke) - Jack Foley (7) 11-7 Wade Harper (P J Rothwell) - J P O’Sullivan (5) 11-4 All The Best (A J Martin) - A W Short 11-0 Loch Luatha (L Young) - R Treacy 10-11 Bellgrove (P M Cloke) - S O’Keeffe 10-7 Larry Looby (D McDonogh) - E Walsh (5) 10-7 Light Bulb (J R Finn) - K Sexton 10-7 Carried (R K Watson) - RESERVE 11-10 October Revolution (D J McGrath) - RESERVE 10-12 Arctic Light (T Mullins) - RESERVE 11-11

TRAMORE 6:15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

NOEL RYAN TREE SURGEON MAIDEN HURDLE €10,000.48 2M 1F Dashing Dusty (J G Fitzgerald) - W J Gleeson (7) 12-0 Falcon Park (P Hennessy) - N T Prendergast (7) 12-0 Full Aux Rois (Emmet Mullins) - B Hayes 12-0 Kilnashane Star (M Quigley) - T Brett (7) 12-0 King Rj (P Flood) - B Browne (3) 12-0 Slievenamon John (Miss S J Harty) - A W Short 12-0 All About Maddy (P Flood) - L Dempsey 11-7 Cornerkova (H De Bromhead) - M P O’Connor (7) 11-7 Eannasareal (L P Cusack) - Adam Ellis (7) 11-7 Euroclydon (S Fahey) - C J Orr 11-7 Getaway Abbey (Shane O’Brien) - S O’Keeffe 11-7 Ranger P (Miss S J Harty) - S D Torrens 11-7 Reverse Polarity (M Fahey) - R Deegan (5) 11-7 Taxi Rank (J A Berry) - Mr J P Berry (7) 11-7 Shanacoole (R J McGrath) - RESERVE 12-0 Miss Frontiere (D Queally) - RESERVE 11-7 Tom Mcgreevy (Miss Liz Doyle) - RESERVE 12-0

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TRAMORE 6:45 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

TOM MURPHY MERCEDES BENZ MARES HANDICAP HURDLE (80-109) €10,999.52 2M 1F Powerful Out (J E Kiely) - D O’Regan 12-0 Where’s Bunny (N Dooly) - J P O’Sullivan (5) 11-11 Miss Arccol (Peter Fahey) - K Sexton 11-9 Aunty Audrey (P J Flynn) - Jack Foley (7) 11-6 Ballydunblaze (Mags Mullins) - D P Holden (7) 11-6 Zinat (R J McGrath) - L Quinlan (5) 11-4 Larkhill Lady (S Fahey) - C J Orr 10-13 Capel At Dawn (D H Kelly) - P T Enright 10-12 Grinn (D M O’Brien) - M P O’Connor (7) 10-10 Mater Matuta (E D Delany) - J Gainford (5) 10-10 Howluckycanwebe (D McDonogh) - J McGarvey 10-9 I Sea The Moon (Barry J Fitzgerald) - B Hayes 10-7 Samantha Sunshine (P J Rothwell) - P J O’Hanlon (7) 10-7

TRAMORE 7:15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

MM HALLEY SOLICITORS MARES MAIDEN HURDLE €10,000.48 2M 5F Ashlea Dawn (P G Fahey) - Mr A P Fahey (7) 11-9 Bally Upper (E Sheehy) - N T Prendergast (7) 11-9 Beechroad Winnie (J A Kinsella) - P J O’Hanlon (7) 11-9 Branson Missouri (C Bowe) - J Gainford (5) 11-9 Dinny’s Ginny (D Queally) - M P O’Connor (7) 11-9 Lady L’lerom (S Nolan) - P Corbett 11-9 Ladymorata (A McNamara) - P J Carberry 11-9 Moonlit Wings (Yvonne Latta) - J P O’Sullivan (5) 11-9 Ramble On Muller (P A Fahy) - R Deegan (5) 11-9 Ronnoco Katie (W J Burke) - D J O’Keeffe 11-9 Shean Glory (S Aherne) - S O’Keeffe 11-9 The Cilleens (M Butler) - P T Enright 11-9 Indie Belle (Robert Widger) - J J Slevin 11-5 Seskin Dancer (Patrick Carey) - L Quinlan (5) 11-5 Quins Court (Patrick J Duffy) - RESERVE 11-9 Tribelle (J R Finn) - RESERVE 11-9

TRAMORE 7:45 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

ASSEMBLY TECHNIQUES HANDICAP HURDLE (80-109) €10,999.52 2M 5F John Adams (C Bowe) - Toni Quail (7) 12-0 Knock On Steel (B Jordan) - S O’Keeffe 11-13 Turbo (J R Finn) - K Sexton 11-13 Supreme Vinnie (Miss D O’Shea) - B Hayes 11-10 King’s Song (D Broad) - Jack Foley (7) 11-8 Boherlug (M J McDonagh) - C A Landers 11-1 Bring The Bacon (G Cromwell) - C P McNamara 11-1 Master Cornwall (J Dullea) - P T Enright 11-0 Double Windsor (D M O’Brien) - R Treacy 10-13 Trans Wood (G M Doyle) - Mr T Power Roche (7) 10-11 Fleurys Fort (L Young) - M P O’Connor (7) 10-8 Dasmyhoss (P J Rothwell) - D J O’Keeffe 10-1

TRAMORE 8:15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

COPPER COAST GEO PARK FLAT RACE €10,000.48 2M 1F Knockwilliambridge (J J Hanlon) - Mr C J Byrne (7) 12-2 Now We Know (J A Berry) - Mr R A Berry (7) 12-2 Rathgearan (A Mullins) - Mr C Mullins (7) 12-2 Street Fighter (G T Hourigan) - Miss A Hourigan (7) 12-2 Fairwood Lingo (Mrs P Dobbs) - Mr J P Murray (7) 11-13 Themunsterexpress (S Slevin) - Mr N Bashford (7) 11-13 Coole Og (W P Mullins) - Mr P W Mullins 11-9 Kilbarry Lilac (C O’Keeffe) - Mr J Codd 11-9 Miss Fanta (S Byrne) - Mr M McGuane (7) 11-9 Waitillnextweek (B A Murphy) - Miss M E O’Connor (7) 11-9 Young Leya (Mags Mullins) - Mr T Hamilton 11-9 One Over The Top (P McCreery) - Mr T Power Roche (7) 11-6 Sassy Sara (N Dooly) - Mr J Hendrick (7) 11-6 Steel Queen (H De Bromhead) - Mr D Roche (5) 11-6

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DMG Media Challenge 2021 The DMG Media Challenge series was launched recently and will be run over four race meetings at The Curragh in August. Each race-winning trainer and jockey will be awarded points for the top four in each DMG Media race. Winner : 10 Points Second : 8 points Third : 5 points Fourth : 3 points The overall top jockey will be presented with a trophy and a winning prize of €500 while the trainer with the most points following all four races will also win a trophy and €500 that DMG Media will donate to the charity of the trainer's choice Trainer

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RACE ONE

FIRST RACE 4.25P.M. THE FINLAY VOLVO CURRAGH STAKES OF W37,500 (LISTED RACE)

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

Stalls Centre Of Course. Value to winner: r22125; Second: r7500; Third: r3750; Fourth: r1875; Fifth: r1125; Sixth: r750.

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

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

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921907 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

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

A maiden winner at Navan in May who has struggled to land a blow at a higher level on his most recent outings. The drop back to 5f needs to bring about improvement. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 2 Albion Square (GB) 1 win r9,145.00 D — Handicap Rating 89 28/1 HR87 S. Foley 9.4 2 3/4L 7th of 22 to Sacred Bridge (GB) 9.2 NAAS 2 AUG 5f 205yds Gd 100/1 S. Foley 9.5 11L 11th of 14 to Go Bears Go 9.5 here 26 JUN Group 2 6f Gd Shane Foley 9.3 6L 9th of 27 to Chipotle (GB) 9.3 ASCOT 16 JUN Listed 5f Gd /Frm

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333022 F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

Br B c Fast Company - Avenue Montaigne B Highfort Stud O Mrs John J Murphy

He has placed in four of his seven starts to date, all of those coming at a lower grade, and he will need to step forward again to be competitive on this occasion. Star Rating 3 Arges — Handicap Rating 76 7/4Fav HR76 R.C. Colgan 9.4 1 3/4L 2nd to Areille 8.11 SLGO 4 AUG 9rn mdn 5f 160yds Yld 3/1 HR76 O.J. Orr 9.2 5L 2nd to Cavalry Charge (GB) 9.2 NAAS 2 AUG 15rn 5f 205yds Gd 200/1 R.C. Colgan 9.5 15L last of 14 to Go Bears Go 9.5 here 26 JUN Group 2 6f Gd

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61305 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

He is turned out quickly following a solid effort in the Phoenix Stakes on Sunday and this appears to be an excellent opportunity for the colt to get his head back in front. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 5 Strapped 1 win r14,750.00 D — Handicap Rating 103 100/1 HR99 K.J. Manning 9.5 4 1/2L 5th of 8 to Ebro River 9.5 here 8 AUG Group 1 6f Yld 50/1 K.J. Manning 9.5 14L 13th of 14 to Go Bears Go 9.5 here 26 JUN Group 2 6f Gd 12/1 K.J. Manning 9.5 2L 3/4L 3rd to Castle Star 9.5 here 22 MAY 7rn Group 3 6f Sft/Hvy

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632139 F Shane Kelly J J P Murtagh T

The son of Requinto boasts a fair amount of experience having already raced on six occasions, including when scoring in a Bellewstown maiden. However, he may prove vulnerable to less-exposed rivals. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Threebagsfull 1 win r11,800.00 — Handicap Rating 85 66/1 HR86 S.B. Kelly 9.0 (CP) 4L 9th of 22 to Sacred Bridge (GB) 9.2 NAAS 2 AUG 5f 205yds Gd 4/1 HR87 B.M. Coen 9.12 2 1/2L 2 1/2L 3rd to Swift One 8.5 here 17 JUL 7rn hcp 6f Gd 13/8Fav HR76 J.A. Powell 8.9 (CP) won 1/2L 1 3/4L from Might And Mercy (GB) 8.10 and Special Power 8.13 BELW 1 JUL 10rn mdn 5f 3yds Gd 1min .9sec

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Br B f Hot Streak - Evil Spell (GB) B The Evil Spell Partnership O The Harmony Partnership

She has showcased her versatility regarding ground conditions and the filly is capable of being in the mix stepping back up to Listed company. Winning Range Yld-Sft. Star Rating 3 Harmony Rose (GB) 1 win r14,160.00 D — Handicap Rating 90 11/4 HR89 J.M. Sheridan 9.3 1/2L 2nd to Heytesbury Lane 8.6 TIPP 6 AUG 7rn Ext hcp 5f Sft 8/11Fav HR89 W.J. Lee 9.4 1 1/2L 3/4L ns 4th to Head Mistress 8.8 DRYL 23 JUL 6rn 5f Gd 7/1 HR88 S. Foley 9.0 1 1/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Sacred Bridge (GB) 9.0 TIPP 30 JUN 5rn Listed 5f Gd/Frm

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Br B f Profitable - Rag And Bone (CAN) B Brucetown Farms Ltd & John Brady O J Brady & Brian Gleeson

A winner in comfortable fashion on her racecourse debut at Down Royal and she commands plenty of respect from a leading stable as she steps up in class. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Head Mistress 1 win r7,965.00 D 7/2 Sam Ewing 8.8 won 1 1/2L 3/4L from Special Power 9.1 and Un Bacio Ancora 8.13 DRYL 23 JUL 6rn 5f Gd 1min .6sec

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KIMBAH (23)

2

9

0

(126)

(10)

474 F Nathan Crosse J Nigel Thomas Slevin T

Br B f The Last Lion - Monaazalah B Mr T M Jennings O Rory Slevin

Unplaced in all three of her starts to date and she faces a tough assignment once again having already tried Listed company on her latest outing at Naas. Star Rating 2 Kimbah — Handicap Rating 76 250/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 2 1/4L 1 3/4L 4 1/4L 4th to Ladies Church (GB) 9.2 NAAS 21 JUL 6rn Listed 5f Gd 22/1 N.M. Crosse 8.3 4 3/4L 7th of 11 to Daisy Peers (GB) 8.13 NAV 10 JUL mdn 5f 164yds Gd 25/1 A.J. Farragher 8.1 hd 2 1/2L nk 4th to Lord Gorgeous 9.5 DUN 21 APR 5rn mdn 5f Std

8

LOVEDAY (21)

2

9

0

(126)

(8)

32231 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Br B f Bungle Inthejungle (GB) - Bank On Black B Mrs Amanda McCreery O Mrs Amanda McCreery

A consistent performer who arrives having shed the maiden tag on her most recent start at Cork. Her sole course effort saw her finish second behind Castle Star and she is likely to enter calculations. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 4 Loveday 1 win r11,800.00 D — Handicap Rating 92 11/4Fav HR90 N.M. Crosse 8.7 won 4 1/4L 3/4L from Money Tree 8.10 and Messa Concertata 8.12 CK 23 JUL 8rn mdn 5f Gd/Frm 1min sec 3/1 N.M. Crosse 8.6 (V) 1L 2 1/2L 3rd to Twilight Jet 9.0 TIPP 1 JUN 8rn 5f Gd/Yld 13/8Fav W.J. Lee 8.12 (V) 1 3/4L 2nd to Harmony Rose (GB) 8.8 CK 19 MAY 7rn mdn 5f Yld/Sft

9

MONEY TREE (7)

2

9

Br B f Profitable - Abhajat B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O Michael O’Callaghan

0

(126)

(2)

21 F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

She built on a promising debut effort behind Loveday when getting off the mark at Tipperary last Friday and the filly is open to further improvement. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Money Tree 1 win r11,800.00 D 6/4Fav L.F. Roche 8.10 won 1/2L 3/4L from Special Power 8.13 and Messa Concertata 8.11 TIPP 6 AUG 6rn mdn 5f Sft 1min .4sec 11/4Fav L.F. Roche 8.10 4 1/4L 2nd to Loveday 8.7 CK 23 JUL 8rn mdn 5f Gd/Frm

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2

Br B f War Front (USA) - Coin Broker B Orpendale & Chelston O M Tabor,D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,Westerberg

9

0

(126)

(7)

28252 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Her debut performance when runner-up at Dundalk suggested that she could end up being a smart juvenile. However, she still hasn’t gained her first success in four outings since and has a bit to prove. Star Rating 3 Orinoco River (USA) — Handicap Rating 90 5/4Fav HR91 G.M. Ryan 9.2 1 1/4L 2nd to Drombeg Banner 9.7 CK 7 AUG 7rn mdn 5f Sft 7/2 G.M. Ryan 9.2 14L 5th of 6 to Ladies Church (GB) 9.2 NAAS 21 JUL Listed 5f Gd 4/7Fav G.M. Ryan 9.2 3/4L 2nd to Ladies Church (GB) 9.2 TIPP 30 JUN 8rn mdn 5f Gd/Frm

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RACE ONE

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RACE ONE

11 ZEBELLE (GB) (7)

2 (Hood)

Br Ch f Profitable - Buttercross (GB) B Whitwell Bloodstock O Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah

9

0

(126)

(11)

11 F Declan McDonogh J George Boughey (in GB) T

She is unbeaten in two outings to date having shown a nice attitude when defying a penalty at Thirsk last week and has to be of interest for the raiders. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 4 Zebelle (GB) 2 flat wins €9,586.50 D Jack Mitchell 9.7 (H) won nk 3/4L from Guest List 9.7 and Lucy Lulu (GB) 9.7 THIRSK 6 AUG 7rn 5f Sft 1min .1sec Martin Harley 9.0 (H) won 3/4L 4 1/4L from Baileys Liberty (GB) 9.0 and Meganseigthteen (GB) 9.0 RIPON 16 JUN 10rn mdn 5f Gd /Frm 0min 58.3sec

CPiece worn by No. 4. Hood worn by No. 11. Probable Starting Prices - 3/1 Strapped, 7/2 Head Mistress, 6/1 Money Tree, Orinoco River (USA), Zebelle (GB), 8/1 Loveday, 10/1 Harmony Rose (GB), 16/1 Albion Square (GB), Threebagsfull, 33/1 Arges, 66/1 Kimbah

2020 - 1st Frenetic 2nd Chief Little Hawk (USA) 3rd Blue Cabochon (1 min. 0.4 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT STRAPPED brings the strongest piece of form to the contest following his fifth in the Phoenix Stakes at the course on Sunday, and the ease in grade could see Jim Bolger’s colt prove too strong for the opposition. Zebelle commands plenty of respect being the sole UK raider for George Boughey having won both her starts to date, including under a penalty at Thirsk last Friday, while others worthy of consideration include Head Mistress, a winner on debut at Down Royal, and Loveday.

DANGER: ZABELLE

WIN: STRAPPED

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SECOND RACE 4.55P.M. THE MONGEY COMMUNICATIONS HANDICAP OF W21,000

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

Stalls Centre Of Course. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Value to winner: r12390; Second: r4200; Third: r2100; Fourth: r1050; Fifth: r630; Sixth: r420.

RACE TWO

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

INDIGO BALANCE (7)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

0

(140)

(12)

(C,T)

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

J Jockey

218803 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Back to his best when winning at Tipperary in the spring and went close there latest. Inconsistent in between, however, and no margin for error off present mark. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Indigo Balance 3 flat wins r48,015.00 CD — Handicap Rating 102 5/2Fav HR104 S.T. McCullagh 9.1 (CP) 1/2L nk 3rd to Strong Johnson 9.6 TIPP 6 AUG 7rn 5f Sft Shane Foley 9.8 15L 17th of 21 to Rohaan 9.8 ASCOT 19 JUN hcp (0-110)6f Sft 8/1 HR106 S. Foley 9.5 5L 8th of 10 to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy

2

STRONG JOHNSON (7)

5

9

6

(TStrap)

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

(132)

(7)

203641 F Colin Keane J J H Scott T

Won twice here last summer but out of sorts until regaining the winning thread in the mud at Tipperary last time out. Should remain very competitive despite ensuing 6lb hike. Winning Range Yld-GF. Star Rating 5 Strong Johnson 4 flat wins r65,207.00 CD — Handicap Rating 94 6/1 HR88 C.T. Keane 9.6 (TS) won 1/2L nk from Verhoyen (GB) 9.6 and Indigo Balance 9.1 TIPP 6 AUG 7rn 5f Sft 59.2sec 10/1 HR88 S.T. McCullagh 9.0 (TS) 3/4L s/hd nk 4th to Frenetic 10.0 CK 23 JUL 12rn Ext hcp 5f Gd/Frm 125/1 HR88 S.T. McCullagh 9.9 (TS) 7 3/4L 6th of 8 to Mooneista 9.2 here 17 JUL Group 2 5f Gd

3

JUNGLE JANE (21)

5

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

9

3

(Visor)

(129)

(11)

9-78320 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Gained the last of his two wins at Tipperary last June but went close at Bellewstown last month. Couldn’t back that effort up at Cork last time, however. Winning Range Yld & AW. Star Rating 2 Jungle Jane 2 flat wins r18,385.00 D — Handicap Rating 91 5/1 HR92 N.M. Crosse 9.3 6 1/2L 10th of 12 to Frenetic 10.0 CK 23 JUL Ext hcp 5f Gd/Frm 13/8Fav HR89 W.J. Lee 9.13 1/2L 2nd to That’s Mad (GB) 8.13 BELW 1 JUL 10rn Ext hcp 5f 3yds Gd 14/1 HR89 W.J. Lee 9.1 2L s/hd 3rd to Urban Beat 10.0 here 27 JUN 17rn Ext hcp 5f Gd/Frm

4

MY LAUREATE (21)

5 (B,T)

Br B f Rajj - Imitation (GB) B Lisheen Stud O J R Scott & Mrs Lynne Lyons

9

2

(128)

(1)

613-887 F Sam Ewing (5) J G M Lyons T

Showed what he was capable of when winning at Dundalk in the autumn. Below par in a light campaign this year, but potentially dangerous off a falling mark. Winning Range GF & AW. Star Rating 3 My Laureate 2 flat wins r15,665.00 D — Handicap Rating 90 12/1 HR93 G.F. Carroll 9.9 3 1/2L 7th of 12 to Frenetic 10.0 CK 23 JUL Ext hcp 5f Gd/Frm 10/1 HR96 S.P. Bird 9.10 7 1/4L 8th of 10 to That’s Mad (GB) 8.13 BELW 1 JUL Ext hcp 5f 3yds Gd 16/1 HR98 G.F. Carroll 9.6 7 1/2L 8th of 11 to Logo Hunter 9.7 CK 9 JUN Listed 5f Yld

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LIVINGSTON RANGE (7)

3

8

11

(123)

(9)

6102-87 F N G McCullagh J Tracey Collins T

Br Ch g Equiano (FR) - Heavens Peak (GB) B Newtown Stud and T J Pabst O Miss C A Grassick

Low mileage gelding who won in the mud at Bellewstown last summer. Has struggled in both handicaps this season but mark is slowly starting to fall. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 Livingston Range 1 flat win r11,800.00 D — Handicap Rating 88 66/1 HR90 R.P. Whelan 9.7 5 3/4L last of 7 to Strong Johnson 9.6 TIPP 6 AUG 5f Sft 20/1 HR92 J.M. Sheridan 9.9 11L last of 8 to Iva Batt 9.2 CK 19 MAY Ext hcp 5f Yld/Sft 20/1 R.P. Whelan 9.9 3 1/4L 2nd to Queens Carriage 8.13 DUN 18 DEC 20 10rn 5f Std

6

ROUGH DIAMOND (27)

4

8

10?+2 (122)

(8)

120-036 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

Debut winner here last summer and has shown up well in handicaps without scoring, including on sole 5f attempt. Open to improvement and current handicap mark looks workable. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 4 Rough Diamond 1 flat win r7,080.00 C — Handicap Rating 84 6/1 HR84 M.A. Enright 8.9 3 1/4L 6th of 19 to Major Power 8.4 here 17 JUL Ext hcp 6f 63yds Gd 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

7

GOODNIGHT GIRL (27)

6

8

(V,T)

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

8

(120)

(2)

66-9268 F Wayne Lordan J Sarah Lynam T

Won three times at 6f in 2018, but has now gone 23 starts without success. For all that, he has placed on numerous occasions. Drop in trip not ideal here, however. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Goodnight Girl 3 flat wins r16,834.10 — Handicap Rating 82 25/1 HR83 C.D. Hayes 8.8 (V) 4L 8th of 19 to Major Power 8.4 here 17 JUL Ext hcp 6f 63yds Gd 4/1 HR83 C.D. Hayes 10.0 (V) 2 1/4L 6th of 7 to Affable (GB) 8.9 NAAS 3 JUL Ext hcp 5f 205yds Gd 18/1 HR79 C.D. Hayes 9.2 (V) 3/4L 2nd to Fastnet Crown 9.6 here 27 JUN 17rn Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm

8

TIDE OF TIME (GB) (43)

7

8

8

(120)

(5)

873773 F Chris Hayes J Edward Lynam T

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

Gained the last of six career wins at Navan last autumn from a 2lb higher mark than today’s. Not too far away in six runs this year and is dangerous to dismiss. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 4 Tide Of Time (GB) 6 flat wins r48,647.00 D — Handicap Rating 82 13/2 HR82 D. McMonagle 9.1 1/2L 1 3/4L 3rd to That’s Mad (GB) 8.13 BELW 1 JUL 10rn Ext hcp 5f 3yds Gd 5/1 HR82 M.P. Sheehy 9.11 (CP) 3 3/4L 7th of 10 to Chocquinto 8.10 DRYL 19 JUN Ext hcp 5f Gd 7/1 HR83 C.D. Hayes 9.4 (CP) 2 1/2L 7th of 14 to Master Matt (GB) 9.12 TIPP 1 JUN Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld

9

PRETTY BOY FLOYD (5)

6

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

(Blinkers)

8

7

(119)

(4)

592105 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Sarah Dawson T

Won twice here last autumn and confirmed his liking for the mud when scoring at Haydock in May. Twice found wanting subsequently on quicker ground off a revised mark. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 2 Pretty Boy Floyd 3 flat wins r16,684.20 CD — Handicap Rating 81 10/1 HR81 Siobhan Rutledge 9.3 (V) 3 1/2L 5th of 15 to Texas Rock 9.3 here 8 AUG Ext hcp 6f Yld 25/1 HR81 N.G. McCullagh 8.7 (V) 10L 14th of 17 to Urban Beat 10.0 here 27 JUN Ext hcp 5f Gd/Frm 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

10 SHELLY BANKS (32)

3

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

(TStrap)

8

6

(118)

(6)

245106 F Leigh Roche J Eamonn O’Connell T

Finally came good (10th start) when scoring impressively over C&D in May. Heavily punished by the handicapper for that success and has made little impact in both subsequent starts. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 2 Shelly Banks 1 flat win r23,600.00 CD — Handicap Rating 83 20/1 HR84 N.M. Crosse 8.6 (TS) 6L 6th of 7 to The Highway Rat 9.5 DUN 12 JUL hcp 5f Std 14/1 HR84 L.F. Roche 8.6 (TS) 6 1/4L 10th of 17 to Urban Beat 10.0 here 27 JUN Ext hcp 5f Gd/Frm 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

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RACE TWO

5


11 DANDY SPIRIT (21)

4

RACE TWO

8

(CPiece)

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

6

(118)

(3)

360455 F Jamie Powell (10) J Kieran P Cotter T

Twice a winner on the all-weather, but still winless from five attempts on turf. Not disgraced at Cork last time out but current mark still looks on the high side. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Dandy Spirit 2 flat wins r11,800.00 D — Handicap Rating 77 12/1 HR78 J.A. Powell 7.12 (CP) 3L 5th of 12 to Frenetic 10.0 CK 23 JUL Ext hcp 5f Gd/Frm 7/2 HR79 D.P. McDonogh 8.11 4 1/4L 5th of 7 to The Highway Rat 9.5 DUN 12 JUL hcp 5f Std 50/1 HR79 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 3/4L 1 1/4L 1/2L 4th to Fastnet Crown 9.6 here 27 JUN 17rn Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm

12 MI ESPERANZA (65)

5

8

6

(118)

(10)

23-2218 F Andrew Slattery J A Kinsella T

Br B f Dandy Man - Pile Ou Face B Mrs Noreen O’Donovan O E Garcia

Was winning for just the second time in 22 starts when making all at Naas in May but was held off a revised mark subsequently. Break may have freshened her up, however. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 3 Mi Esperanza 2 flat wins r11,800.00 D — Handicap Rating 76 9/2 HR76 S. Foley 9.5 5 1/4L 8th of 10 to Screen Siren 8.2 CK 9 JUN Ext hcp 5f Yld 4/1Fav HR70 S. Foley 9.11 won 1/2L 2L from Pretty Smart 8.9 and Celtic Manor 9.1 NAAS 8 MAY 19rn hcp (45-75)5f Yld/Sft 1min 3.1sec 9/2 HR67 A.J. Slattery 8.3 6L 2nd to Indigo Balance 9.11 TIPP 20 APR 10rn hcp 5f Yld

B,T worn by No. 4. Blinkers worn by No. 9. C,T worn by No. 1. CPiece worn by No. 11. TStrap worn by No. 2, No. 10. V,T worn by No. 7. Visor worn by No. 3. Long Handicap - Dandy Spirit 8-3 (115), Mi Esperanza 8-2 (114) ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Alternative Handicap - Strong Johnson 9-10, Jungle Jane 9-7, My Laureate 9-6, Livingston Range 9-1, Rough Diamond 9-0, Goodnight Girl 8-12, Tide Of Time (GB) 8-12, Pretty Boy Floyd 8-11, Shelly Banks 8-10, Dandy Spirit 8-7, Mi Esperanza 8-6 Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 Strong Johnson, 5/1 Indigo Balance, 11/2 Tide Of Time (GB), 7/1 My Laureate, 8/1 Jungle Jane, Rough Diamond, Pretty Boy Floyd, 14/1 Dandy Spirit, 16/1 Goodnight Girl, Shelly Banks, Mi Esperanza, 33/1 Livingston Range

CURRAGH COMMENT Nothing jumps off the page in this handicap but STRONG JOHNSON showed a liking for this C&D when winning last year’s competitive Rockingham Handicap and he bounced back to his best when scoring in the mud at Tipperary last time out, albeit from a 6lb lower mark. Edward Lynam’s sprinters are always to be feared and his lightly-raced Rough Diamond could prove a value alternative on the evidence of a narrow defeat on his sole 5f attempt at at Tipperary on his penultimate start. Stablemate Tide Of Time also merits respect after an improved latest effort at Bellewstown.

WIN: STRONG JOHNSON

DANGER: ROUGH DIAMOND

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THIRD RACE 5.30P.M. THE IRISH RACING YEARBOOK 2022 NURSERY HANDICAP OF W12,000

6f

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

Stalls Centre Of Course. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Value to winner: r7080; Second: r2400; Third: r1200; Fourth: r600; Fifth: r360; Sixth: r240.

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

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RACE THREE

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

SWIFT ONE (27)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

2

9

12

(138)

(8)

6731 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

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

A winner on nursery debut over this course and distance last month. Has strong claims despite now having to overcome a 12lb rise. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 5 Swift One 1 win r9,145.00 CD — Handicap Rating 83 7/2 HR71 M.P. Sheehy 8.5 won 2 1/2L 2 1/2L from Jarvis 9.1 and Threebagsfull 9.12 here 17 JUL 7rn hcp 6f Gd 1min 14.3sec 12/1 M.P. Sheehy 9.2 3 1/2L 4 3/4L 3rd to The Acropolis 9.7 LIST 6 JUN 7rn mdn 6f 60yds Yld 14/1 D. McMonagle 9.2 7L 7th of 11 to Celtic Times 9.7 LEP 14 MAY mdn 7f Gd/Yld

2

ADMIRAL D (27)

2

9

11

(137)

(15)

4105 F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

Br B g Ardad - Derval B Lynn Lodge Stud O Michael O’Callaghan

Now returns after a gelding operation. Has work to do to reverse form with some of these rivals but would welcome any ease in conditions. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Admiral D 1 win r14,750.00 — Handicap Rating 82 7/4Fav HR84 L.F. Roche 9.9 8L 5th of 7 to Swift One 8.5 here 17 JUL hcp 6f Gd L. F. Roche 9.3 6L 11th of 27 to Chipotle (GB) 9.3 ASCOT 16 JUN Listed 5f Gd /Frm 11/4Fav L.F. Roche 9.4 won 1 1/4L hd from Threebagsfull 9.0 and Arges 9.4 LIST 5 JUN 11rn mdn 6f 60yds Sft 1min 21.8sec

3

DOITFORANDREW (GB) (7)

2

9

Br B c Ribchester - Exacting (GB) B Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook O J M Rosser

8

(134)

(13)

52356 F Andrew Slattery J Andrew Slattery T

Has a couple of pieces of form that make him of interest in this field. Still remains unexposed in nurseries and seems versatile on most ground. Star Rating 3 Doitforandrew (GB) — Handicap Rating 79 7/1 HR81 A.J. Slattery 9.0 4 1/4L 6th of 7 to Heytesbury Lane 8.6 TIPP 6 AUG Ext hcp 5f Sft 2/1Fav A.J. Slattery 8.12 4 3/4L 5th of 13 to Velocidad (GB) 9.0 FAIR 28 MAY mdn 6f Sft/Hvy 3/1 A.J. Slattery 8.10 1 3/4L 1L 3rd to Harmony Rose (GB) 8.8 CK 19 MAY 7rn mdn 5f Yld/Sft

4

HEYTESBURY LANE (7)

2 (TStrap)

Br B f Tagula - Sharp Applause B D Byrne O Pierce Molony

9

7

(133)

(11)

5771 F Billy Lee J K J Condon T

Has to overcome a 5lb rise for breakthrough success at Tipperary earlier this month. Needs to prove herself at 6f but would welcome any ease in conditions. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Heytesbury Lane 1 win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 78 14/1 HR73 N.G. McCullagh 8.6 (TS) won 1/2L 1/2L from Harmony Rose (GB) 9.3 and Caleta Sunrise 8.3 TIPP 6 AUG 7rn Ext hcp 5f Sft 59.6sec 7/2 N.G. McCullagh 9.2 (CP) 4L 7th of 8 to Sea Breezing 9.2 DRYL 4 JUN mdn 5f Gd 40/1 S. Foley 9.2 16L last of 7 to Hermana Estrella 9.2 NAAS 16 MAY Group 3 5f 205yds Sft

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JARVIS (11)

2

9

7

(133)

(10)

37420 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br Ch c Profitable - Sorry Woman (FR) B Newtown Stud Syndicate O Sean Jones & David Spratt & Mrs Lynne Lyons

Now returns back to nurseries after below-par run at Naas. Current mark appears to be on the high side and this looks a tough assignment. Star Rating 2 Jarvis — Handicap Rating 78 150/1 HR78 Sam Ewing 9.4 10L 17th of 22 to Sacred Bridge (GB) 9.2 NAAS 2 AUG 5f 205yds Gd 7/1 HR76 C.T. Keane 9.1 2 1/2L 2nd to Swift One 8.5 here 17 JUL 7rn hcp 6f Gd 3/1 C.T. Keane 9.6 hd 1L 3 1/4L 4th to Snapius 8.9 LIM 18 JUN 8rn mdn 6f 150yds Gd

HEART TO HEART (GB) (22)

2

9

6

(132)

(2)

6036 F Wayne Lordan J A P O’Brien T

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

Hasn’t quite lived up to her exciting pedigree. Could spark improvement now making her nursery debut and drops back to the shorter distance. Star Rating 3 Heart To Heart (GB) — Handicap Rating 77 13/8Fav R.L. Moore 8.13 7L 6th of 13 to Corviglia (USA) 8.11 LEP 22 JUL mdn 7f 20yds Gd 11/2 W.M. Lordan 8.13 3/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Hadman 9.3 NAAS 3 JUL 9rn 5f 205yds Gd 3/1Fav W.M. Lordan 9.2 5 3/4L 10th of 13 to Silver Surfer (GB) 9.7 FAIR 11 JUN mdn 6f Gd/Frm

7

PIMLICO (13)

2

Br B Br c No Nay Never (USA) - Gems (GB) B Ms Siobhan O’Rahilly O Westerberg,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,D Smith

9

(Blinkers)

6

(132)

(7)

6376 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Current mark appears to be on the high side after a tame effort at Galway. Could be suited by this drop in distance with the blinkers retained. Star Rating 3 Pimlico — Handicap Rating 77 14/1 HR80 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 (BK) 9 1/4L 6th of 9 to Cool And Clever 9.5 GAL 31 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd 6/4Fav C.T. Keane 9.7 13L 7th of 10 to Piz Badile 9.7 KILL 12 JUL mdn 1m 20yds Yld 4/1 W.M. Lordan 9.7 1/2L 3 1/2L 3rd to Maritime Wings 9.2 LEP 10 JUN 5rn mdn 6f 181yds Gd

8

UNCONQUERABLE KEEN (11)

2

9

5

(131)

(14)

754 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

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

Yet to make the frame but remains lightly raced and but can make his presence felt on nursery debut after a promising effort at Naas. Star Rating 3 Unconquerable Keen — Handicap Rating 76 33/1 R.P. Whelan 9.4 5L 1/2L s/hd 4th to Cavalry Charge (GB) 9.2 NAAS 2 AUG 15rn 5f 205yds Gd 9/2 R.P. Whelan 9.5 7 1/4L last of 5 to Andreas Vesalius 9.0 NAAS 16 MAY 5f Sft 22/1 R.P. Whelan 9.7 5 3/4L 7th of 11 to Glounthaune 9.7 here 17 APR mdn 6f Gd

9

NEW STAR (61)

2

9

Br Ch c New Bay (GB) - Dashing Approach (GB) B Mr Patrick Wall O JP Murtagh Racing

4

(130)

(6)

935 F Jamie Powell (10) J J P Murtagh T

Looks to have been given a high mark for nursery debut and is bred to appreciate middle distances returning from a short break. Star Rating 2 New Star — Handicap Rating 75 18/1 S.B. Kelly 9.4 7 1/2L 5th of 6 to Hadman 9.2 GOW 13 JUN mdn 7f Gd 22/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.6 1/2L 6L 3rd to Cool And Clever 9.0 ROS 11 MAY 9rn mdn 7f 70yds Sft 14/1 S.B. Kelly 9.4 11L 9th of 11 to Masseto (GB) 9.7 NAV 25 APR mdn 5f 164yds Gd

10 CHERRY BLOOM (7)

2

Br B f Holy Roman Emperor - Loveliness B Renzo Forni O Renzo Forni

9

3

(129)

(5)

51445 F Nathan Crosse (3) J W McCreery T

Broke her maiden tag at Down Royal in June. However has struggled since pitched into nurseries and would have to reverse form with some of these rivals. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Cherry Bloom 1 win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 74 5/2Fav HR75 W. Joyce 8.1 3L 5th of 7 to Heytesbury Lane 8.6 TIPP 6 AUG Ext hcp 5f Sft 14/1 HR77 N.M. Crosse 8.11 2 1/2L 2 1/2L 1 3/4L 4th to Swift One 8.5 here 17 JUL 7rn hcp 6f Gd 12/1 W.J. Lee 9.0 1 1/4L 1 1/2L 7L 4th to Sacred Bridge (GB) 9.0 TIPP 30 JUN 5rn Listed 5f Gd/Frm

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RACE THREE

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11 DREAM OASIS (21)

2

8

12

(124)

(3)

0255 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B f Oasis Dream (GB) - Street Marie (USA) B Yulong Investments (Australia) Pty O Zhang Yuesheng

Posted a second-placed effort at Down Royal in June but hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Now makes nursery debut returning from a short break. Star Rating 3 Dream Oasis — Handicap Rating 69 12/1 M.P. Sheehy 8.5 6 1/4L 5th of 8 to Loveday 8.7 CK 23 JUL mdn 5f Gd/Frm 11/4 T.P. Madden 9.2 10L 5th of 8 to Cherry Bloom 9.2 DRYL 19 JUN mdn 5f Gd 7/2 S. Foley 9.2 1/2L 2nd to Sea Breezing 9.2 DRYL 4 JUN 8rn mdn 5f Gd

12 MAGNIFFICO (GB) (45)

2

8

RACE THREE

12

(124)

(1)

895 F N G McCullagh J J P Murtagh T

Br B c Mayson (GB) - Final Rhapsody (GB) B David C Mead O Fitzwilliam Racing

Yet to make the frame from three starts. Now makes nursery debut but looks to have been given a stiff mark, dropping back in distance. Star Rating 2 Magniffico (GB) — Handicap Rating 69 20/1 B.M. Coen 9.7 15L 5th of 7 to Once Upon A River 9.7 ROS 29 JUN mdn 7f 63yds Gd 16/1 B.M. Coen 9.7 4 3/4L 9th of 13 to Silver Surfer (GB) 9.7 FAIR 11 JUN mdn 6f Gd/Frm 11/1 B.M. Coen 9.7 5 1/2L 8th of 9 to King Of Bavaria 9.7 NAAS 8 MAY mdn 5f Yld/Sft

13 MISTER WILSON (69)

2

8

(CPiece)

Br Gr g Alhebayeb - Volkovkha (GB) B P McEnery & B McEnery O W P McEnery

12

(124)

(16)

958 F Joe Doyle J P F McEnery (R) T

Looks to be on a high mark for nursery debut after having a gelding operation. First-time cheekpieces now enabled returning from a short break. Star Rating 2 Mister Wilson — Handicap Rating 69 33/1 N.M. Crosse 8.9 6 3/4L 8th of 11 to Admiral D 9.4 LIST 5 JUN mdn 6f 60yds Sft 100/1 N.M. Crosse 9.0 9 1/2L 5th of 9 to Pinar Del Rio (GB) 9.5 here 22 MAY mdn 6f Sft/Hvy 50/1 C.D. Hayes 9.0 11L 9th of 11 to Strapped 9.0 CK 7 MAY mdn 5f Gd

14 MEMORY MOTEL (GB) (6)

2

8

Br B f Kodiac (GB) - Full Mandate (Blinkers) B Mr Liam Sheridan O Craig Bernick & Cayton Park Stud & Mrs Paul Shanahan

11?+2 (123)

(12)

863 F J M Sheridan (5) J J A Stack T

Looks to have been given a reasonable mark for nursery debut after posting a third-placed effort at Cork earlier this month. Blinkers are retained now stepping up in distance. Star Rating 3 Memory Motel (GB) — Handicap Rating 68 8/1 C.D. Hayes 9.2 (BK) 1 1/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Drombeg Banner 9.7 CK 7 AUG 7rn mdn 5f Sft 5/1 C.D. Hayes 9.2 6 3/4L 6th of 8 to Recurrent Dream 9.7 NAAS 21 JUL mdn 5f 205yds Gd 28/1 C.D. Hayes 9.2 7 3/4L 8th of 11 to Beauty Inspire 9.7 here 25 JUN mdn 6f Gd

15 ARCH ENEMY (9)

2

8

Br Gr f Alhebayeb - Pointed Arch B D G Iceton O Jamie O’Sullivan

9

(121)

(17)

647783 F Wesley Joyce (7) J Michael Mulvany T

Has plenty of experience including a useful third-placed effort at Sligo last time out. Holds place claims in this field but could be vulnerable to progressive types. Star Rating 3 Arch Enemy — Handicap Rating 66 4/1Fav HR65 W. Joyce 8.9 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Hot Sunset (GB) 9.4 SLGO 4 AUG 10rn hcp 5f 160yds Yld 20/1 HR65 W. Joyce 7.13 11L 8th of 9 to Cool And Clever 9.5 GAL 31 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd 20/1 L.F. Roche 8.9 9 1/2L 7th of 13 to Hapipi Go Lucky 8.10 FAIR 11 JUL mdn 6f Gd

16 CHRIS’S ROSE (GB) (34)

2

Br B f Swiss Spirit (GB) - Meribel (GB) B Natton House Thoroughbreds Ltd O Jamie Knight

8

6

(118)

(18)

0544 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Liam McAteer (R) T

Yet to make the frame in four starts but looks to have been given a workable mark for nursery debut. Could also spark improvement now upped in trip. Star Rating 3 Chris’s Rose (GB) — Handicap Rating 62 28/1 HR62 James J. Doyle 9.2 1 3/4L 3 1/2L 1 1/4L 4th to Geocentric 9.2 NAV 10 JUL 6rn mdn 5f Gd 33/1 James J. Doyle 8.8 1/2L 1 3/4L 1 1/2L 4th to Threebagsfull 8.9 BELW 1 JUL 10rn mdn 5f 3yds Gd 125/1 James J. Doyle 9.2 2 3/4L 5th of 8 to Sea Breezing 9.2 DRYL 4 JUN mdn 5f Gd

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17 MUMAYAZ (62)

2

8

(TStrap)

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

6

(118)

(9)

990 F Chris Hayes J Kevin Prendergast T

Makes nursery debut returning from a gelding operation. Will need to put behind some below-par runs behind him with a tongue-tie enabled. Star Rating 2 Mumayaz — Handicap Rating 62 40/1 C.D. Hayes 9.8 10L 11th of 13 to Dolly May 8.11 LIM 12 JUN mdn 7f Gd 16/1 C.D. Hayes 9.8 (TS) 11L 9th of 11 to Admiral D 9.4 LIST 5 JUN mdn 6f 60yds Sft 18/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 12L 9th of 11 to Celtic Times 9.7 LEP 14 MAY mdn 7f Gd/Yld

2

Br Gr f El Kabeir (USA) - Mawu (FR) B Jacqui O’Brien & Andrew Everard O Andrew Everard & Mrs Pauline McCourt & Colm O’Brien & Hugh J O’Brien

8

6

(118)

(4)

808 F Danny Sheehy (3) J T G McCourt T

Returns from a short break on nursery debut after a below-par run at Bellewstown. Should also appreciate the return to this shorter distance. Star Rating 2 Dahomey — Handicap Rating 54 250/1 D. McMonagle 8.8 14L 8th of 13 to Tosen Lydia 9.1 BELW 1 JUL mdn 7f 198yds Gd 150/1 D.E. Sheehy 8.13 12L 12th of 13 to Silver Surfer (GB) 9.7 FAIR 11 JUN mdn 6f Gd/Frm 100/1 D.E. Sheehy 8.13 9 1/2L 8th of 9 to Prettiest (USA) 9.2 NAV 30 MAY mdn 5f 162yds Yld

Blinkers worn by No. 7, No. 14. CPiece worn by No. 13. TStrap worn by No. 4, No. 17. Long Handicap - Chris’s Rose (GB) 8-5 (117), Mumayaz 8-5 (117), Dahomey 7-11 (109) ?+2 indicates possible 2lb overweight. Probable Starting Prices - 9/2 Swift One, 13/2 Heytesbury Lane, 7/1 Jarvis, Heart To Heart (GB), 10/1 Admiral D, Memory Motel (GB), Arch Enemy, 12/1 Pimlico, Unconquerable Keen, Cherry Bloom, 14/1 Dream Oasis, Magniffico (GB), 16/1 Doitforandrew (GB), New Star, 20/1 Mumayaz, 25/1 Mister Wilson, Chris’s Rose (GB), 50/1 Dahomey

CURRAGH COMMENT An open-looking nursery, but a chance is taken on SWIFT ONE who scored over this course and distance last month. The son of No Nay Never will have to defy a 12lb rise but hails from a powerful family connections know well. Heart To Heart is bred for better things and could now make her presence felt at this level. Heytesbury Lane and Admiral D also hold claims and will appreciate any ease in the ground.

WIN: SWIFT ONE

DANGER: HEART TO HEART

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RACE THREE

18 DAHOMEY (43)


THE FITZDARES ROYAL WHIP STAKES The visit by King George IV to the Curragh in 1821 was an occasion of great excitement. £3,000 was raised to erect a new stand and marquees were installed for the masses. The King presented The Royal Whip, with a handle covered in finely wrought solid gold shamrocks to the Curragh, one of the finest trophies in racing. He said: “I intend this whip to be presented to the owner of the best horse in Ireland weight for age… and, as I wish to encourage the breed of strong horses in this country you will take care to make the weights very heavy and that no horse younger than four years shall be permitted to run for it”. A copy of the original whip was later presented by King William IV to the Irish Turf Club during his visit to the Curragh in 1830. 2020 marked the 200th running of the Royal Whip which is believed to be Ireland’s oldest continuously run horse race. The race was established in 1821 and was named after its accompanying prize, a gold handed whip which was presented by King George IV. This original prize was replaced by another whip which was presented by King William IV in 1830. The race’s original prize fund of 100 guineas remained unchanged until 1954 although its distance and conditions changed several times over the 100 years that followed its first running. Since 1995 the race has been run over its current distance of a mile and a quarter and it has been run as a Group 3 since 2013 following a period at Group 2 level. Ironically one of the joint longest priced winners in the race’s history is Alleged who struck at 33/1 in 1977 before going on to become one of the great champions of the last 100 years. The other 33/1 winner of the race was the Jim Bolger-trained My Hollow in 1980.

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In recent times this race has served as an ideal opportunity for some of Ireland’s leading stables to win a Group 3 with a classy type at a stage in the season where they need a run. Aidan O’Brien saddled High Chapparal to win under Mick Kinane in 2003, and since then has landed this contest with the likes of Eagle Mountain, Fame And Glory, Found and Armory. A new O’Brien name appeared on the roll of honour in 2019, with Joseph saddling Buckhurst to win under brother Donnacha. Armory only faced four rivals last year but had to work for his victory. His previous runs in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Tattersalls Gold Cup had been with promise and under Seamie Heffernan he gained his first win as a three-year-old, seeing off Numerian by a neck in a good finish. See how the race played out with the replay below.

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The Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes is the first race that will give the winner automatic entry into the 2021 Bahrain International Trophy Friday 19th November 2021 1m2f / 2000 metres | Horses need to be rated 95+

For full details and entries please contact: Adrian Beaumont - International Racing Bureau adrian@irbracing.com

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Hello, hope you’re well, Cornelius Lysaght, Racing Ambassador for Fitzdares here as the World’s Finest Bookmaker proudly supports Ireland’s longest-standing, continuously staged horserace. What a terrific heritage the Royal Whip has, with some excellent winners over the 200 years, another example of the outstanding heritage this sport has – something we should shout about every day. And, what a good field the race has this time – certainly plenty of runners – and those of us who’ve been banging on for a bit about the high quality of the Classic generation of 2021 are thinking that we might get further evidence here from the progressive number eight Earlswood, fourth behind Hurricane Lane and Lone Eagle in the Irish Derby – and a slightly luckless fourth at that. As a jockey Johnny Murtagh won this race something like five times – I certainly remember Fame And Glory in 2010 – and as a trainer he’s been costing Fitzdares a few quid on a few occasions – Ottoman Emperor at Goodwood, at Navan, at Gowran at Cork springs quickly to mind, and maybe in the St Leger at Doncaster too – and here’s another nice horse. Number four Innisfree is clearly an intriguing contender having not raced since the end of 2019; number 12 Visualisation was a fine second at Royal Ascot; plenty of good judges like number one Bolivar; and it’s great to see the versatile number six Layfayette due in the line-up. Elsewhere, in the Comer Group Irish St Leger Trial at 7:00, I’m in love with 9 Princess Zoe so really looking forward to her; in the first, the Finlay Volvo Curragh Stakes, the cross channel challenger Zebelle, number 11, is there having shaped up really well so far; and in that almost impossible-looking Irish Racing Yearbook 2022 six-furlong nursery at 5-30 I’m with number 15 Arch Enemy and her promising young rider after they finished very well over a bit shorter at Sligo. Some bookmakers, you know, are seen as the arch enemy by punters – hopefully not Fitzdares which will go to great lengths to please: there are all sorts of regular specials via the website fitzdares.com, and all races are live streamed for free via the website and the app. Best of luck, especially on Friday the Thirteenth; stay safe and lets speak again soon.

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FOURTH RACE 6.00P.M.

1m 2f

THE FITZDARES ROYAL WHIP STAKES OF W50,000 (GROUP 3)

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

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

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

RACE SPONSOR

Henry Beesley, representing Fitzdares, will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and a prize to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out. He will also present the historic Royal Whip to the winning owner.

TRIFECTA RACE

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BOLIVAR (FR) (72)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

9

8

(134)

(11)

51122-6 F Billy Lee J P Twomey T

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

Has looked a potential Group performer at times in his young career but he has faced an interrupted campaign this year, finishing behind a couple of today’s rivals over course and distance last time. Others look more convincing. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 3 Bolivar (FR) 2 flat wins r15,930.00 — Handicap Rating 104 8/1 HR104 R.P. Whelan 9.11 2 3/4L 6th of 9 to Reve De Vol 8.12 here 2 JUN Listed 1m 2f Gd/Yld 6/1 HR104 W.J. Lee 9.3 2 1/2L 2nd to Barrington Court 9.5 NAAS 7 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m 3f 180yds Hvy 7/4 HR104 W.J. Lee 9.2 3/4L 2nd to Order Of Australia 9.2 DUN 18 SEP 20 6rn 1m 2f 150yds Std

2

BROAD STREET (GB) (36)

6

9

8

(134)

(8)

7-3068-5 F Shane Crosse J Luke Comer T

Br B c Sea The Stars - Bracing Breeze (GB) B Juddmonte Farms Ltd O Luke Comer

Has failed to make any serious impact for this yard in recent starts, including in a handicap at Leopardstown on his latest outing. Plenty of improvement is required in this grade. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 2 Broad Street (GB) 2 flat wins r17,248.00 D — Handicap Rating 98 40/1 HR99 C.D. Hayes 10.4 7 1/2L 5th of 7 to Chiricahua 9.9 LEP 8 JUL hcp 1m 4f 180yds Gd 100/1 HR102 C.D. Hayes 9.11 19L 8th of 12 to Tiger Moth 9.3 LEP 12 SEP 20 Group 3 1m 4f Gd 40/1 HR104 C.D. Hayes 9.11 7 3/4L 6th of 8 to Delphi 9.0 here 14 AUG 20 Group 3 1m 6f Gd

3

FINANS BAY (48)

4

9

Br B g Kodiac (GB) - Wrood (USA) B N Hartery O N Hartery

8

(134)

(12)

4212-56 F N G McCullagh J M Halford T

Progressive type who performed above expectations when sixth in this grade over course and distance last time. Even more is required for him to get seriously involved on this occasion, however. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Finans Bay 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 101 50/1 HR94 R.P. Whelan 9.11 3L 6th of 10 to Cadillac 9.4 here 26 JUN Group 3 1m 2f Gd 4/1 HR94 R.P. Whelan 10.0 3 1/2L 5th of 12 to He Knows No Fear 9.5 LEP 3 JUN Ext hcp 1m 1f Gd 14/1 HR92 N.G. McCullagh 8.9 4 1/4L 2nd to Sonnyboyliston 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 22rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd

4

INNISFREE (651)

4

Br B Br c Galileo - Palace B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Mrs A M O’Brien

9

8

(134)

(1)

2112/- F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Looked a leading Classic prospect during his juvenile days but has faced a number of setbacks since, causing him to be absent for nearly two years. Has the talent to make an impact but others may be sharper. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 3 Innisfree 2 flat wins r75,242.50 C — Handicap Rating 108 Seamie Heffernan 9.1 3 1/4L 2nd to Kameko (USA) 9.1 NEWCASTLE 1 NOV 19 11rn Group 1 1m 5yds AWT 4/6Fav D. O’Brien 9.3 won nk 3 3/4L from Shekhem 9.3 and Gold Maze (GB) 9.3 here 29 SEP 19 5rn Group 2 1m Hvy 1min 50sec 4/9Fav D. O’Brien 9.5 won nk 6 1/2L from Shekhem 9.5 and Cap D’antibes 9.5 GAL 29 JUL 19 8rn mdn 7f Gd 1min 29.2sec

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5

KALAPOUR (32)

4

9

Br B g War Command (USA) - Kaladena B His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

8

(134)

(5)

4/-142 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Still lightly raced and posted an excellent effort when second to La Petite Coco (a subsequent Group 3 winner) at Killarney last time, when conceding plenty of weight. Looks an appealing proposition on his first try in Group company. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 5 Kalapour 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 100 13/2 HR101 R.P. Whelan 10.7 2 1/4L 2nd to La Petite Coco 9.5 KILL 12 JUL 4rn 1m 3f 35yds Yld 10/1 C.T. Keane 9.9 1 1/2L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Sonnyboyliston 9.9 LIM 18 JUN 9rn Listed 1m 4f 110yds Gd 8/1 R.P. Whelan 9.9 won 2L 3 1/2L from Stormy Ireland (FR) 9.4 and Kihavah (GB) 9.9 DRYL 4 JUN 10rn mdn 1m 4f 150yds Gd/Frm 2min 48.8sec

6

LAYFAYETTE (45)

4

9

8

(CPiece)

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

(134)

(7)

22-1461 F Chris Hayes J Noel Meade T

Has shown progressive form, posting his best effort when scoring in Listed company over 1m4f at Roscommon last time. Will have no problem dropping in trip and may well get involved on his first attempt in this grade. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 3 Layfayette 4 flat wins r98,530.00 C D — Handicap Rating 100 11/4 HR98 C.D. Hayes 9.13 (CP) won 1 1/4L nk from Hector De Maris 9.1 and Haparanda 9.8 ROS 29 JUN 8rn Listed 1m 3f 195yds Gd 2min 41.3sec Colin Keane 8.11 (CP) 8L 6th of 30 to Real World 8.6 ASCOT 16 JUN hcp 1m Gd /Frm 11/2 HR96 C.D. Hayes 9.12 (CP) 1/2L 1 1/4L nk 4th to Visualisation 8.11 here 23 MAY 16rn Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy

LEO DE FURY (29)

5

9

8

(134)

(3)

4-1556-5 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br Ch g Australia (GB) - Attire B B V Sangster O Zhang Yuesheng

Still holds the highest official rating of any runner in this field and he wasn’t disgraced on his comeback in the Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown last time. Shouldn’t be ruled out. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 3 Leo De Fury 3 flat wins r80,676.00 CD — Handicap Rating 110 11/1 S. Foley 9.11 3 1/2L 5th of 8 to Japan (GB) 10.0 LEP 15 JUL Group 3 1m 1f Gd 125/1 HR114 S. Foley 9.9 12L last of 6 to Magical 9.6 LEP 12 SEP 20 Group 1 1m 2f Gd 9/4 HR114 S. Foley 9.13 3 1/2L last of 5 to Armory 9.0 here 14 AUG 20 Group 3 1m 2f Gd

8

EARLSWOOD (GB) (48)

3

9

3

(129)

(2)

73-1314 F Shane Kelly J J P Murtagh T

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

Has stepped up this year, winning in this grade over course and distance on his penultimate start before a respectable fourth in the Irish Derby last time. He carries a 3lb penalty this time but has solid claims. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 4 Earlswood (GB) 2 flat wins r36,580.00 CD — Handicap Rating 108 28/1 HR108 B.M. Coen 9.2 nk 7L 1 3/4L 4th to Hurricane Lane 9.2 here 26 JUN 11rn Group 1 1m 4f Gd 11/2 HR98 B.M. Coen 9.5 won 1 3/4L 3L from Arturo Toscanini 9.5 and Snapraeterea 9.5 here 23 MAY 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 2min 16.3sec Ben Coen 9.0 1L 2 3/4L 3rd to El Drama 9.0 CHESTER 6 MAY 7rn Listed 1m 2f 70yds Gd /Sft

9

BEAR STORY (37)

3

9

0

Br B c Kodiac (GB) - Angels Story B John Connaughton O J Connaughton

(126)

(9)

21-2232 F Gary Carroll J M Halford T

Consistent performer who has placed on all four of his starts this year, including when second in a minor event at Fairyhouse last time. Steps up notably in grade this time, however, and improvement is needed. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Bear Story 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 93 7/4Fav HR90 R.P. Whelan 9.9 1/2L 2nd to Protagonist (FR) 9.10 FAIR 7 JUL 7rn 1m 2f Gd 10/1 HR88 R.P. Whelan 9.7 2 1/2L 3/4L 3rd to Iowa 8.12 DRYL 19 JUN 13rn Ext hcp 1m 4f 150yds Gd 5/1 HR85 R.P. Whelan 8.13 3 1/4L 2nd to Star Harbour 8.6 NAV 30 MAY 9rn hcp 1m 2f Yld

10 O’REILLY (FR) (56)

3

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

9

0

(126)

(13)

2-1235 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Produced his best effort when a close third in a Listed contest over course and distance on his penultimate run and his stamina appeared stretched over further last time. Looks a serious player now back down in trip. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 O’Reilly (FR) 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 101 9/2 HR100 T.P. Madden 8.11 3 3/4L 5th of 9 to Sonnyboyliston 9.9 LIM 18 JUN Listed 1m 4f 110yds Gd 16/5 HR100 S. Foley 8.12 hd 1/2L 3rd to Reve De Vol 8.12 here 2 JUN 9rn Listed 1m 2f Gd/Yld 4/1 S. Foley 9.6 1/2L 2nd to Kyprios 9.6 CK 23 APR 6rn 1m 2f 40yds Gd

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RACE FOUR

7


11 REVE DE VOL (45)

3

9

0

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

(126)

(6)

8354-16 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Posted a career-best effort when winning a Listed event over course and distance on his penultimate start and he can possibly be excused his latest below-par effort, having raced wide. May get involved. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Reve De Vol 2 flat wins r30,385.00 CD — Handicap Rating 105 2/1Fav HR105 C.T. Keane 9.4 4 3/4L 6th of 8 to Layfayette 9.13 ROS 29 JUN Listed 1m 3f 195yds Gd 12/1 HR101 C.T. Keane 8.12 won hd 1/2L from Patrick Sarsfield (FR) 10.0 and O’Reilly (FR) 8.12 here 2 JUN 9rn Listed 1m 2f Gd/Yld 2min 12.1sec 13/2 HR101 C.T. Keane 9.5 hd 3/4L 2 1/2L 4th to Flying Visit 9.5 LEP 24 OCT 20 9rn Group 3 1m 1f Sft/Hvy

12 VISUALISATION (55)

3

9

0

(126)

(4)

311212 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

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

Has improved significantly in handicaps this year, winning at this course on his penultimate outing before finishing a good second in a competitive Royal Ascot handicap last time. Even more will be required in this grade. Winning Range Hvy-Sft & AW. Star Rating 3 Visualisation 3 flat wins r39,825.00 C — Handicap Rating 103 Declan McDonogh 9.4 2 1/4L 2nd to Foxes Tales 8.11 ASCOT 19 JUN 14rn hcp (0-105)1m 1f 212yds Sft 9/2Fav HR93 D.P. McDonogh 8.11 won 1/2L 1 1/4L from Fame And Acclaim 9.8 and Horoscope 9.3 here 23 MAY 16rn Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 1min 47.4sec 3/1 HR90 S.M. Crosse 9.9 2L 2nd to Khartoum (USA) 9.11 NAAS 16 MAY 9rn hcp 1m Sft

RACE FOUR

13 OODNADATTA (26)

3

8

11

(123)

(10)

1539-8u F Wayne Lordan J Mrs John Harrington T

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

Placed in a Group 1 as a juvenile but things haven’t gone to script in two starts this year, including when stumbling and unseating her rider last time. Others have more appealing profiles. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Oodnadatta 1 flat win r9,735.00 — Handicap Rating 106 11/2 HR106 S. Foley 9.2 u.r. in race won by Insinuendo 9.11 here 18 JUL 7rn Group 2 1m 1f Gd 25/1 HR107 C.T. Keane 9.0 5 1/2L last of 8 to Thundering Nights 9.12 here 27 JUN Group 1 1m 2f Gd/Frm S. Foley 8.10 5 3/4L 9th of 14 to Aunt Pearl 8.10 KEENELAND 6 NOV 20 Group 1 1m Gd

CPiece worn by No. 6. Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 Earlswood (GB), 9/2 Leo De Fury, 5/1 Innisfree, 13/2 Oodnadatta, 7/1 Reve De Vol, 8/1 Visualisation, 12/1 Bolivar (FR), Kalapour, Layfayette, O’Reilly (FR), 16/1 Finans Bay, Bear Story, 50/1 Broad Street (GB)

2020 - 1st Armory 2nd Numerian 3rd Sinawann (2 min. 10.8 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT There isn’t a great deal separating most of the runners in this Group 3 contest, with the returning Innisfree and Irish Derby fourth Earlswood perhaps holding the most long-term potential. However, they may not be able to show their true colours in this race, with Innisfree having to prove his fitness after a lengthy absence and Earlswood carrying a penalty as he drops back in trip, and the pair might have to settle for minor honours on this occasion. KALAPOUR is narrowly favoured having run an excellent race when second to the very talented La Petite Coco on his latest start at Killarney, when conceding plenty of weight, while O’reilly also looks set to go well now dropping back in trip.

WIN: KALAPOUR

DANGER: EARLSWOOD

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FIFTH RACE 6.30P.M.

1m 2f

THE DMG MEDIA MAIDEN OF W12,000

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

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

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

RACE SPONSOR

A representative of DMG Media will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and a prize to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BACK O’ THE NET (21)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

1

(141)

(12)

(H,T)

Br B g Nathaniel - Junia Tepzia B James Waldron O Mrs M Harty

J Jockey

0605-86 F Leigh Roche J Sabrina J Harty T

Hadn’t shown a great deal in a pair of bumpers and a couple of runs over timber, so the fact he has yet to really challenge in two races on the Flat does not surprise. Star Rating 2 Back O’ The Net 22/1 L.F. Roche 10.2 7 3/4L 6th of 10 to Rock Chant (USA) 9.7 CK 23 JUL mdn 1m 2f Gd/Frm 125/1 S. De Sousa 10.4 21L 8th of 13 to Yarrawonga 9.7 here 18 JUL mdn 1m 4f Gd 22/1 B. Browne 10.13 (TS) 25L 5th of 13fn, 14rn to Curlew Hill 12.0 KILB 21 AUG 20 mdn hdl 2m Sft

RACE FIVE

2

GANDOUGE (-)

4

Br Ch g Raven’s Pass (USA) - Sharp Crisp Air B China Horse Club O Leah Halford

10

1

(141)

(1) F

Eamonn Fitzgerald (10) J M Halford T

Cost €12,000 as a yearling and is related to a winner over a mile in Frosty Beach. Might be best watched on his belated introduction to racing in this contest. Star Rating 2

3

GOLDEN TWILIGHT (25)

4

Br B g Dawn Approach - Great Hope B P & B Bloodstock O F W Lynch

10

1

(141)

(21)

66 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (3) J M Halford T

Was too keen for his own good in a debut in a Roscommon bumper in June but showed a little more when midfield on the level at Ballinrobe latest. Needs to improve to land the spoils. Star Rating 3 Golden Twilight 40/1 R.P. Whelan 9.9 5 1/2L 6th of 10 to St Clerans 8.13 BAL 19 JUL mdn 1m 4f 126yds Gd 16/1 Ms L. O’Neill 11.7 16L 6th of 12fn, 13rn to Carrarea 11.7 ROS 8 JUN Bumper 1m 7f 80yds Gd

4

ZEYDABAD (25)

5

10

1

(141)

(20)

007 F Mark Enright J Thomas Mullins T

Br B g Camelot (GB) - Zerkeriya B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O Mrs Helen Mullins

Failed to beat a single horse home on debut over 1m7f and hasn’t fared much better in two starts since, including when seventh in a Ballinrobe maiden last time. Others have much stronger claims. Star Rating 2 Zeydabad 150/1 M.A. Enright 10.2 18L 7th of 9 to Crystal Black 9.7 BAL 19 JUL mdn 1m 1f 96yds Gd 125/1 W.J. Lee 10.4 24L 12th of 13 to Optimistic Belief 9.7 KILL 13 JUL mdn 1m 3f 35yds Gd 22/1 Mr C. Mullins 11.2 last of 15 to Ever Present 11.2 LEP 17 JUN mdn 1m 7f Gd/Frm

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5

ANGEL ON FIRE (7)

3

9

7

(133)

(3)

7 F Nathan Crosse (3) J P F McEnery (R) T

Br B g Dark Angel - Aintisari B Rossenarra Bloodstock Ltd O John E McEnery

A lot went wrong on his debut at Tipperary, as he was tardy at the start and then got caught for room when making some headway late on. This longer trip and that experience could see him improve. Star Rating 3 Angel On Fire 33/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 11L 7th of 12 to Moss Tucker 9.2 TIPP 6 AUG mdn 7f 100yds Sft

6

ANTHEM (13)

3 (CPiece)

Br Ch g Australia (GB) - Sophie Germain B John Hayes O Mrs S Kelly

9

7

(133)

(23)

004 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Had shown precious little in two starts at this track, but produced a much more pleasing effort at Galway last time, finishing an impressive fourth considering his 80/1 starting price. Could be heading the right way. Star Rating 3 Anthem — Handicap Rating 76 80/1 C.P. Hoban 9.7 (CP) 2 1/2L 3/4L 3L 4th to Sherkin Island 9.2 GAL 31 JUL 16rn mdn 1m 73yds Gd 20/1 S. Foley 9.7 (CP) 27L 10th of 13 to Yarrawonga 9.7 here 18 JUL mdn 1m 4f Gd 4/1 S. Foley 9.7 18L last of 10 to Interpretation 9.7 here 25 JUN mdn 1m 2f Gd

7

BURREN SONG (8)

3

9

7

(133)

(18)

7 F Andrew Slattery J Andrew Slattery T

Br B g Battle of Marengo - Chifney Rush B Mr Pat Mc Namara O Patrick J McNamara

8

DOCTOR BROWN BEAR (109)

3

9

7

(133)

(11)

0 F Gavin Ryan J Brendan W Duke T

Br B g Estidhkaar - All In Clover B John Foley O Martin Hayes

Sent off a big price for his debut at Naas and though he finished towards the rear of the field, he ran well for a long way and could benefit from that experience. Star Rating 3 Doctor Brown Bear 33/1 G.M. Ryan 9.7 7 3/4L 10th of 14 to Dublin Journal 9.7 NAAS 26 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd

9

DULEEK STREET (-)

3

9

Br B g Estidhkaar - Lady Rua Dargent B Lemongrove Stud O Ms Caroline Ahearn

7

(133)

(15) F

Donagh O’Connor J John C McConnell T

Related to useful hurdles winner Hannon, whose one win on the level came over 2m. Might need further than this trip to be seen at his best in time, so the market may prove the best guide. Star Rating 3

10 MANWAL (25)

3

Br B g Lawman (FR) - Seaworthy B Mrs S M Rogers & Sir Thomas Pilkington O Thomas J Rogers

9

7

(133)

(16)

0-23 F N G McCullagh J Tracey Collins T

Completely unfancied for his reappearance at Ballinrobe but only found one too good, and showed that was no fluke when third at the same track last time. Too keen last time and could be dangerous if settling. Star Rating 4 Manwal — Handicap Rating 80 2/1Fav R.P. Whelan 9.7 3L s/hd 3rd to Crystal Black 9.7 BAL 19 JUL 9rn mdn 1m 1f 96yds Gd 66/1 R.P. Whelan 9.7 1/2L 2nd to Umneyaat 9.2 BAL 21 JUN 10rn mdn 1m 1f 125yds Gd 100/1 M.C. Hussey 9.7 16L 10th of 14 to Bear Story 9.7 DUN 11 DEC 20 mdn 1m Std

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RACE FIVE

A half-brother to a staying winner, who also struck over timber. This trip might be slightly short of his optimum in time and he was beaten a fair way when seventh on his debut at Leopardstown. Star Rating 2 Burren Song 50/1 A.J. Slattery 9.7 16L 7th of 12 to Collins Street 9.7 LEP 5 AUG mdn 1m 1f Yld/Sft


11 RAYADIYR (-)

3

9

Br B g Gleneagles - Raydiya B His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

7

(133)

(10) F

Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Hlaf-brother to Raydara, who landed the Group 2 Debutante Stakes as a juvenile, as well as a couple of other winners. The family evidently has talent and he could be a factor on his belated debut. Star Rating 4

12 RODMAN (8)

3

9

7

(133)

(13)

69 F Derek McCormack (5) J Charles Weld T

Br B g Elzaam (AUS) - Syrian Sea B River Downs Stud O Mrs John M Weld

Has been beaten double-digit numbers of lengths in two starts so far, including when ninth of 12 in a Leopardstown maiden last time. Has to improve considerably to land this prize. Star Rating 2 Rodman 80/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 19L 9th of 12 to Collins Street 9.7 LEP 5 AUG mdn 1m 1f Yld/Sft 28/1 D.A. McCormack 9.2 11L 6th of 8fn, 9rn to Gaheris (GER) 9.7 LEP 15 JUL mdn 1m 1f Gd

13 SLAY THE DRAGON (26)

3

9

7

(133)

(19)

0 F Seamie Heffernan J Sabrina J Harty T

Br B c Buratino - Daring Damsel B Mr S Holmes O M Buckley

Cost just €500 as a yearling and didn’t show much to get excited about when last of 13 at 100/1 on his debut over 1m4f here last month. Needs a big leap forward to figure. Star Rating 2 Slay The Dragon 100/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 44L last of 13 to Yarrawonga 9.7 here 18 JUL mdn 1m 4f Gd

RACE FIVE

14 SOVIET DRAGON (42)

3

9

7

(133)

(17)

00 F Conor Maxwell J T G McCourt T

Br B g Dragon Pulse - Soviet Union B Noel O’Reilly & Irish National Stud O David Daly & Gerard Shevlin

Has failed to beat a single horse home in two starts so far, first in a Leopardstown maiden over 1m5f and second in a claimer over a mile at Bellewstown. Hard to make a case for him. Star Rating 2 Soviet Dragon 100/1 A.J. Slattery 9.0 14L last of 15 to Caesar’s Comet 9.9 BELW 2 JUL 7f 175yds Gd 200/1 J.J.G. Ryan 8.11 27L last of 10 to Beamish (FR) 9.7 LEP 17 JUN mdn 1m 4f 180yds Gd/Frm

15 STAR OFFICIAL (31)

3

Br B g Dawn Approach - Pechora B Highfield Stud Ltd O Robert J W Moran

9

(Blinkers)

7

(133)

(14)

3-5265 F Colin Keane J John Joseph Murphy T

Ran a race full of promise on his sole start as a juvenile when third to Santa Barbara here. Has had some mixed fortunes this term, but his best effort came over this trip at Cork. Star Rating 4 Star Official — Handicap Rating 76 3/1Fav HR77 O.J. Orr 9.7 (CP) 5 1/2L 5th of 12 to Disco Boots 9.2 KILL 13 JUL mdn 1m 30yds Gd 3/1 HR78 C.T. Keane 9.7 (BK) 6 1/4L 6th of 12fn, 13rn to Prairie Dancer 9.7 ROS 31 MAY mdn 1m 2f Gd/Yld 5/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 (CP) 1 3/4L 2nd to Kailash 9.7 CK 23 APR 11rn mdn 1m 2f 40yds Gd

16 WILMER MCCLEAN (37)

3

Br B g War Command (USA) - Pretty Bonnie (GB) B Lynn Lodge Stud O Andrews Syndicate

9

7

(133)

(7)

u07 F Rory Cleary J J T Gorman T

Seemed to struggle to go the early pace over this trip in a claimer at Fairyhouse last time and will need to be sharper in the early stages if he’s to make an impact where it matters. Star Rating 2 Wilmer McClean 66/1 R.P. Cleary 8.13 15L 7th of 9 to Sea Sessions (GB) 9.9 FAIR 7 JUL 1m 2f Gd 150/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 20L last of 10 to Tazaral 9.7 GOW 14 JUN mdn 1m 1f 100yds Gd 150/1 R. Coakley 9.7 u.r. in race won by Prairie Dancer 9.7 ROS 31 MAY 13rn mdn 1m 2f Gd/Yld

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17 WITHAM RIVER (25)

3

9

7

(133)

(5)

4642 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br Ch c Galileo - Withorwithoutyou B Coolmore O Sun Bloodstock

Has shown a steady but pleasing level of progression in four starts to date, culminating with a good second at Ballinrobe last time. Could be a threat to all if continuing to improve. Star Rating 5 Witham River — Handicap Rating 78 6/1 HR78 S.M. Crosse 9.7 3L 2nd to Crystal Black 9.7 BAL 19 JUL 9rn mdn 1m 1f 96yds Gd 9/1 S.M. Crosse 9.7 1 1/2L 1 3/4L 3 1/2L 4th to Baseman (GB) 9.7 LIM 4 JUL 16rn mdn 1m Yld 85/40 S.M. Crosse 9.7 (CP) 12L 6th of 10 to Tazaral 9.7 GOW 14 JUN mdn 1m 1f 100yds Gd

18 COEUR BATTANT (-)

3

9

Br B f Acclamation (GB) - Duchessofflorence (GB) B Michael Enright O Joseph M Fitzpatrick

2

(128)

(22) F

Billy Lee J Andrew Kinirons T

The first foal out of a dam who won three times over middles distances, all on the all-weather. She took a while to get the hang of things and so her daughter may be best watched in this. Star Rating 2

19 IN THE CHEAP SEATS (GB) (12)

3

9

2

(128)

(8)

79 F Sorcha Woods (7) J R K Watson T

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

20 MAGIC WORD (-)

3

9

2

Br B f Excelebration - Sos Brillante (CHI) B Honeypig Stud O Mrs S M L Oliver

(128)

(2) F

Chris Hayes J A Oliver T

Her full-sister Shake A Leg won a Leopardstown handicap off a mark of 72 last year and if she can run to that sort of form on her debut outing, she could make an impact. Star Rating 3

21 SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE (GB) (8)

3

9

2

Br Ch f Lethal Force - Kelowna B The Lavington Stud O J P Ledwidge

(128)

(4)

90 F Gary Carroll J A Oliver T

Cost just 4000 guineas as a yearling and though she’s related to a number of winners, her efforts in two starts at Galway and Leopardstown have left a lot to be desired. Star Rating 2 Smoke Without Fire (GB) 100/1 R.P. Whelan 9.2 22L 10th of 12 to Collins Street 9.7 LEP 5 AUG mdn 1m 1f Yld/Sft 22/1 B.M. Coen 9.2 14L 9th of 11 to Emilie Gray 9.2 GAL 27 JUL mdn 7f Sft

22 SUMMIT STAR (22)

3

Br B f Sea The Stars - Shizao B Morna McDowall & Sunderland Holdings Inc O John Lavery

9

2

(128)

(6)

774 F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

She has yet to catch the attention of punters in three starts to date, but her latest effrt when finishing in midfield in a Leopardstown maiden showed she is progressing, albeit rather slowly. Star Rating 3 Summit Star — Handicap Rating 67 33/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 3L 1/2L 2 1/4L 4th to Tina Angelina 9.2 LEP 22 JUL 7rn mdn 1m 2f Gd 50/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 14L 7th of 10 to Interpretation 9.7 here 25 JUN mdn 1m 2f Gd 66/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 8 1/4L 7th of 14 to Thrumps Dream 9.2 DUN 19 FEB mdn 1m Std

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RACE FIVE

Has been sent off at massive prices on her two starts to date and unfortunately has done little to disprove the doubters in the betting ring. Looks best watched until she shows more. Star Rating 2 In The Cheap Seats (GB) 80/1 Sam Ewing 8.11 21L 9th of 15 to Kirkland Lady 8.13 GAL 1 AUG mdn 1m 3f 180yds Gd 125/1 Sorcha Woods 8.6 18L 7th of 13 to Citronnade (GB)(disq) 9.2 here 23 MAY mdn 1m 2f Sft/Hvy


RESERVES 23 VINLAND (18)

3

Br B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Anadiyla B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Mrs A M O’Brien

9

7

(133)

(9)

0 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

His half-brother won a couple of times, though those wins came over longer trips than this. Didn’t beat many home at Galway on debut and may struggle if getting a run in this contest. Reserve. Star Rating 2 Vinland 40/1 Mr J.L. Gleeson 10.10 18L 13th of 16 to Zero Ten 12.0 GAL 26 JUL mdn 1m 4f 84yds Yld/Sft

Blinkers worn by No. 15. CPiece worn by No. 6. H,T worn by No. 1. Probable Starting Prices - 5/2 Manwal, 3/1 Witham River, 7/2 Star Official, 13/2 Anthem, 10/1 Rayadiyr, Summit Star, 16/1 Golden Twilight, 20/1 Duleek Street, Magic Word, 25/1 Back O’ The Net, Gandouge, Burren Song, Doctor Brown Bear, 33/1 Coeur Battant, 50/1 Zeydabad, Angel On Fire, Rodman, Smoke Without Fire (GB), 66/1 In The Cheap Seats (GB), 100/1 Slay The Dragon, Soviet Dragon, Wilmer McClean

2020 - 1st Gold Maze (GB) 2nd Daylight Come 3rd Gauntlet (2 min. 8.1 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT WITHAM RIVER ran his best race yet when fourth in a big field at Limerick two starts back and arguably bettered that effort when second at Ballinrobe last time, finishing a short head in front of Manwal. Joseph O’Brien’s charge appears to be on the up and can confirm that form and go one better. Anthem took a big step forward from what he’d shown previously when fourth at Galway last time and has claims, while newcomer Rayadiyr merits respect, especially if the market speaks in his favour.

RACE FIVE

WIN: WITHAM RIVER

DANGER: ANTHEM

THE CURRAGH RECORD TIMES Distance Time

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

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

Horse

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

Age

Weight

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

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

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Going

Good Good Good-Firm Good Firm Good-Firm Good-Firm Good-Firm Good Good Good Good Good-Firm Good Good Good Good Good Firm Good Good-Firm

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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SIXTH RACE 7.00P.M.

1m 6f

THE COMER GROUP INTERNATIONAL IRISH ST LEGER TRIAL STAKES OF W50,000 (GROUP 3)

One Mile and Six Furlongs (2,800 metres)

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

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

RACE SPONSOR

A representative of Comer Group International will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a prize to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

AMHRAN NA BHFIANN (17)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

2

(142)

(9)

2-14018 F Wayne Lordan J A P O’Brien T

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

He appeared to have some excuses for his recent effort at Goodwood, having lost a hind shoe along with ground conditions not suiting, and a repeat of his Curragh Cup victory would put him right in contention. Winning Range GF & AW. Star Rating 4 Amhran Na Bhfiann 2 flat wins r65,490.00 CD — Handicap Rating 112 J. Doyle 9.9 27L last of 8 to Trueshan (FR) 9.9 GOODWOOD 27 JUL Group 1 2m Sft 9/2 HR107 C.T. Keane 9.13 won 7L 4L from Pondus (GB) 9.13 and Passion 9.10 here 27 JUN 8rn Group 2 1m 6f Gd/Frm 3min 3.2sec 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

2

AIRCRAFT CARRIER (18)

6

9

RACE SIX

11

(137)

(6)

3p-0049 F Shane Crosse J Luke Comer T

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

The gelding appears to have a lot on his plate once again as he steps back up in class following his latest outing in the amateur riders’ handicap at Galway. Winning Range Sft-Hvy & AW. Star Rating 2 Aircraft Carrier 4 flat wins r63,574.50 D — Handicap Rating 98 50/1 HR98 Mr C.J. Gorman 11.8 8 1/4L 9th of 19 to Coltor 11.0 GAL 26 JUL hcp (70-100)2m 179yds Yld/Sft 100/1 HR98 W.J. Lee 9.13 7L 4L 1/2L 4th to Amhran Na Bhfiann 9.13 here 27 JUN 8rn Group 2 1m 6f Gd/Frm Jozef Bojko 9.0 30L 11th of 13 to Rip Van Lips 9.0 HOPPEGARTEN 9 MAY Group 2 2m Gd

3

CAMORRA (13)

4

Br B g Zoffany - Mauralakana (FR) B R Scarborough O Sean Jones & David Spratt & Mrs Lynne Lyons

9

11

(B,T)

(137)

(3)

3512-33 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

He arrives having finished third in a Galway handicap when attempting to give weight to the front pair. However, he will need to improve now upped in grade. Winning Range Sft-YS. Star Rating 3 Camorra 2 flat wins r15,355.00 — Handicap Rating 97 14/1 HR97 C.T. Keane 9.7 (BK) (TS) 2L 3L 3rd to Crowns Major (JPN) 7.13 GAL 31 JUL 16rn Ext hcp 1m 3f 180yds Gd 2/1 HR97 C.T. Keane 9.10 (TS) 4L nk 3rd to Stratum (GB) 9.7 GOW 8 APR 5rn 1m 5f 160yds Sft 12/1 HR95 Sam Ewing 8.13 (TS) nk 2nd to De Name Escapes Me 9.2 NAAS 7 NOV 20 16rn Ext hcp 1m 6f Hvy

4

EMPEROR OF THE SUN (17)

4

Br Ch c Galileo - Zouzou (AUS) B Coolmore O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

9

11

(137)

(11)

20-3157 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

He has been outclassed at the highest level at both Royal Ascot and Goodwood on his last couple of outings, but the drop in grade might see him bounce back to form. Winning Range GY-Gd. Star Rating 3 Emperor Of The Sun 2 flat wins r32,763.00 D — Handicap Rating 112 Gavin Ryan 9.9 10L 7th of 8 to Trueshan (FR) 9.9 GOODWOOD 27 JUL Group 1 2m Sft Gavin Ryan 9.1 16L 5th of 12 to Subjectivist (GB) 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN Group 1 2m 3f 210yds Gd /Frm 18/1 HR104 G.M. Ryan 9.7 won 3 1/2L 2L from Search For A Song 9.7 and Twilight Payment 9.12 LEP 14 MAY 6rn Listed 1m 6f Gd/Yld 3min 4.8sec

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5

QUESTIONARE (GB) (8)

5

9

11

(137)

(2)

07-8356 F Chris Hayes J Luke Comer T

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

His sole victory came on the all-weather at Wolverhampton in March 2019 and he faces a tough ask based on recent evidence in similar contests. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Questionare (GB) 1 flat win r3,234.50 — Handicap Rating 100 50/1 HR101 W.J. Lee 9.10 (TS) 34L 6th of 8 to Tarnawa 9.7 LEP 5 AUG Group 3 1m 4f Yld/Sft 22/1 HR102 C.D. Hayes 9.13 11L 5th of 7fn, 8rn to Amhran Na Bhfiann 9.13 here 27 JUN Group 2 1m 6f Gd/Frm 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

6

TWILIGHT PAYMENT (57)

8 (C,T)

Br B g Teofilo - Dream On Buddy B J S Bolger O Lloyd J Williams Syndicate

9

11

(137)

(8)

131-339 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Last year’s Melbourne Cup hero whose campaign appears to be leading back towards Flemington in November. He didn’t appear to get home in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, so the drop back in trip will aid his cause. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 4 Twilight Payment 8 flat wins r3,009,617.50 CD — Handicap Rating 114 Tom Marquand 9.2 (CP) (TS) 28L 9th of 12 to Subjectivist (GB) 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN Group 1 2m 3f 210yds Gd /Frm 11/4 HR117 D.P. McDonogh 9.12 (CP) (TS) 3 1/2L 2L 3rd to Emperor Of The Sun 9.7 LEP 14 MAY 6rn Listed 1m 6f Gd/Yld 12/1 HR117 J.A. Heffernan 9.8 (CP) (TS) 2L 4 1/2L 3rd to Broome 9.5 here 3 MAY 6rn Group 2 1m 2f Yld

7

BARRINGTON COURT (100)

7

9

8

(134)

(5)

12211-5 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br Ch f Mastercraftsman - Arabian Hideway B Las Pampas Polo Team O John P McManus

She achieved a decent level of form on the level last season, winning twice in Listed company, but the mare may want softer ground to be seen at her best. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 3 Barrington Court 3 flat wins r56,640.00 3 N.H. wins r38,055.00 — Handicap Rating 107 4/1 HR107 T.P. Madden 9.5 11L 5th of 9 to Mighty Blue (FR) 9.2 GOW 5 MAY Listed 1m 6f Yld 11/8Fav HR107 T.P. Madden 9.5 won 2 1/2L 1L from Bolivar (FR) 9.3 and Zawara 8.13 NAAS 7 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m 3f 180yds Hvy 2min 44.3sec 15/8Fav HR105 S. Foley 9.8 won 1 1/2L 4 1/2L from Snapraeceps 9.8 and Yaxeni (FR) 9.3 NAAS 18 OCT 20 14rn Listed 1m 3f 190yds Sft 2min 39.9sec

DINARD ROSE (27)

5

9

(CPiece)

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

8

(134)

(1)

070341 F Andrew Slattery J Nina Walsh (R) T

A winner of a handicap at the course last month but this assignment is a different kettle of fish to what she has encountered so far in her career. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 2 Dinard Rose 4 flat wins r31,597.50 2 N.H. wins r16,533.50 C D — Handicap Rating 81 4/1 HR74 A.J. Slattery 8.4 (CP) won 1/2L 9L from Ever Present 10.0 and Irish Poseidon (GER) 9.1 here 17 JUL 6rn Ext hcp 2m Gd 3min 30.3sec 8/1 HR74 A.J. Slattery 8.4 (BK) hd 3L 1/2L 4th to Dalton Highway 9.2 here 26 JUN 13rn Ext hcp 2m Gd 28/1 HR72 J.A. Heffernan 8.12 (BK) 5 1/2L 4 3/4L 3rd to Foveros (FR) 8.6 here 23 MAY 16rn Ext hcp 2m Sft/Hvy

9

PRINCESS ZOE (GER) (57)

6

9

Br Gr f Jukebox Jury - Palace Princess (GER) B Gestut Hony-Hof O Patrick F Kehoe & Mrs P Crampton

8

(134)

(4)

114-942 F J M Sheridan J Anthony Mullins T

She was a revelation for connections last season, culminating with success in the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp on Arc weekend, and the mare arrives following a fine effort when runner-up in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Winning Range Hvy-GY. Star Rating 4 Princess Zoe (GER) 7 flat wins r232,767.00 C — Handicap Rating 114 Joseph Michael Sheridan 8.13 5L 2nd to Subjectivist (GB) 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN 12rn Group 1 2m 3f 210yds Gd /Frm 6/1 HR109 J.M. Sheridan 9.9 7 1/2L hd 1/2L 4th to Mighty Blue (FR) 9.2 GOW 5 MAY 9rn Listed 1m 6f Yld 3/1 HR110 J.M. Sheridan 9.9 7L 9th of 10 to Moll 9.2 CK 3 APR Listed 1m 4f 25yds Yld

10 SEATTLE SOUND (8)

3

Br B c Australia (GB) - Inch Perfect (USA) B Inch Perfect Syndicate O Luke Comer

9

0

(126)

(10)

7837 F Gary Carroll J Luke Comer T

He showed some promise when third in a maiden at the course last month before being completely outclassed behind Tarnawa at Leopardstown earlier in the month. Star Rating 2 Seattle Sound — Handicap Rating 81 80/1 G.F. Carroll 9.0 34L 7th of 8 to Tarnawa 9.7 LEP 5 AUG Group 3 1m 4f Yld/Sft 20/1 G.F. Carroll 9.7 1 1/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Yarrawonga 9.7 here 18 JUL 13rn mdn 1m 4f Gd 14/1 N.M. Crosse 9.2 10L 8th of 12fn, 13rn to Prairie Dancer 9.7 ROS 31 MAY mdn 1m 2f Gd/Yld

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RACE SIX

8


11 WORDSWORTH (15)

3

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

9

(TStrap)

0

(126)

(7)

122325 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

A brother of St Leger winner Kew Gardens who has shaped on more than one occasion as though he will stay particularly well. The stiff test of stamina offered here will suit ideally. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 5 Wordsworth 1 flat win r8,850.00 C — Handicap Rating 111 R. L. Moore 9.1 (TS) 2L 5th of 8 to Ottoman Emperor 9.1 GOODWOOD 29 JUL Group 3 1m 3f 218yds Gd /Sft Olivier Peslier 9.2 6L 2nd to Hurricane Lane 9.2 PARISLONGCHAMP 14 JUL 11rn Group 1 1m 4f Sft /Hvy 11/1 HR106 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 (TS) nk 7L 3rd to Hurricane Lane 9.2 here 26 JUN 11rn Group 1 1m 4f Gd

B,T worn by No. 3. C,T worn by No. 6. CPiece worn by No. 8. TStrap worn by No. 11. Probable Starting Prices - 5/2 Wordsworth, 3/1 Princess Zoe (GER), 9/2 Twilight Payment, 5/1 Amhran Na Bhfiann, Emperor Of The Sun, 8/1 Barrington Court, 14/1 Camorra, 33/1 Aircraft Carrier, Questionare (GB), 50/1 Dinard Rose, Seattle Sound

2020 - 1st Delphi 2nd Master Of Reality 3rd Micro Manage (3 min. 2.2 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT WORDSWORTH has shaped for a while as though staying would be his game and Aidan O’Brien’s colt, who has placed twice behind Hurricane Lane in Group 1s, appeared to find his recent outing on the sharper side when fifth at Goodwood. The step back up in distance is likely to play to his strengths and victory here would cement his St Leger claims. Princess Zoe produced a fine effort to finish second in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and the mare commands plenty of respect with softer conditions here in her favour, while Amhran Na Bhfiann and Twilight Payment are others who boast solid credentials.

WIN: WORDSWORTH

DANGER: PRINCESS ZOE

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RACE SIX

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DEREK O’SULLIVAN AN APPRECIATION This evening’s apprentice race is the thirteenth renewal of an event in memory of Derek O’Sullivan, founding Director of RACE from 1973 until his untimely passing in 2002 and it represents a fitting tribute to a man who devoted so much time and energy to the training and development of young people in the horse racing industry. Originally from Dublin, Derek served his time as an electrician and worked his way through college, completing a social science degree before first meeting Stan Cosgrove in 1971 and accepting the challenge of setting up a school for apprentice jockeys as a form of social project. RACE opened its doors in September 1973 and for the first few years Curragh House was a hostel for a small number of young apprentices, offering lodgings, educational and social supports. The original Trustees/Committee included Stan Cosgrove, Joe McGrath (Turf Club Senior Steward), Michael Osborne (Irish National Stud), Tom Ryan, Tom Casey, Jim Marsh (stipendiary steward of the Turf Club) and Tom Brophy (local auctioneer in Newbridge). From such small acorns do giant oaks grow and the fledgling apprentice centre has evolved over more than 40 years into a broad-based academy offering professional training for jockeys, stable staff, trainers, breeders and farriers with a campus and facilities that are the envy of the racing world. Great appreciation is due to the Army Equitation School in the Curragh Camp who provided practical training facilities and support during all those formative years and to FÁS who structured and funded the initial training programmes from 1978 and to Kildare Wicklow ETB who still support the Trainee Jockey programme. Derek had a vision for RACE that extended far beyond Kildare town and his pioneering work led to an enduring friendship with Japan and the setting up of a training school in Hokkaido for the JRA. Ireland was put on the map as a centre of excellence for training racing staff and riders from around the globe and Derek was one of the founders of the European Association of Racing Schools (EARS). Derek always envisaged that RACE would be a catalyst for change in the Irish racing industry and he fought passionately for more investment in the professional training and education of young people and the welfare of stable staff. He understood that the all-round development of the person is what creates the foundation for a successful career and a fruitful life and his legacy is evident in the hundreds of RACE graduates who have made their mark in Ireland and around the world.

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SEVENTH RACE 7.30P.M. THE DEREK O’SULLIVAN MEMORIAL APPRENTICE HANDICAP OF W10,500 (45-70)

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Value to winner: r6195; Second: r2100; Third: r1050; Fourth: r525; Fifth: r315; Sixth: r210.

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

HOWLING WOLF (20)

Br Gr g Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Aussie Opera B Danny Coogan O CK Racing Partnership

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

2

(142)

(16)

(Blinkers)

755404 F Danny Sheehy J James M Barrett T

Has produced some solid efforts this year and he wasn’t disgraced when fourth at Gowran Park on his latest outing. May be capable of getting in the mix (also entered at Gowran Park on Wednesday). Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Howling Wolf 1 flat win r11,229.00 — Handicap Rating 70 6/1 HR71 R.P. Cleary 9.8 (BK) 3 3/4L 1/2L 2 1/2L 4th to Jungle Cove 10.2 GOW 24 JUL 7rn hcp (50-80)1m 1f 100yds Gd 9/4Fav HR71 L.T. McAteer 9.10 (BK) 13L 13th of 15 to Red Heel 9.4 LEP 15 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd 100/30Fav HR70 L.T. McAteer 9.11 (BK) 1 3/4L 3/4L ns 4th to Petticoat Rule 9.7 LIM 4 JUL 15rn hcp (45-70)1m Yld/Sft

2

REVERBERATION (GB) (34)

6

10

1

(141)

(19)

070525 F Sam Ewing J J J Lambe T

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

Ran well when second at this track on his penultimate run and had excuses on his most recent outing, having met interference early on. Looks one of the more likely contenders. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Reverberation (GB) 4 flat wins r23,578.00 D — Handicap Rating 69 10/1 HR69 J.M. Sheridan 9.5 5 3/4L 5th of 8 to Maricruz 9.4 NAV 10 JUL hcp (50-80)1m 2f Gd 20/1 HR65 J.A. Heffernan 9.6 1/2L 2nd to Magic Chegaga 9.11 here 25 JUN 23rn hcp (50-75)1m 1f Gd 11/2 HR65 L.T. McAteer 9.6 2 1/2L 5th of 15 to Musalsal 9.1 LEP 17 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 191yds Gd/Frm

3

MONZOON (GB) (17)

4

10

RACE SEVEN

Br B g Bated Breath (GB) - Muzhil B P J Wightman O John Bowden

0

(140)

(7)

730350 F J M Sheridan J Ross O’Sullivan T

Performed respectably when fifth at Limerick on his penultimate start before failing to match that effort when down the field at Galway last time. Needs much more in order to figure this time. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Monzoon (GB) 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 68 10/1 HR68 M.P. Sheehy 9.9 11L 10th of 18 to Imposing Supreme 10.1 GAL 27 JUL hcp (50-70)1m 123yds Sft 15/2 HR68 J.M. Sheridan 9.9 3L 5th of 15 to Petticoat Rule 9.7 LIM 4 JUL hcp (45-70)1m Yld/Sft 20/1 HR68 J.M. Sheridan 9.9 1 3/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to Duquesa Beach 7.13 GOW 14 JUN 15rn hcp (45-70)1m 1f 100yds Gd

4

HAMMERSMITH (14)

5

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

(B,T)

9

13

(139)

(13)

0-42987 F Mikey Sheehy J J A Nash T

Was heavily backed when fourth over course and distance in March and he attracted further interest when not disgraced over hurdles at Galway last time. May run well at a price. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Hammersmith 1 flat win r7,392.00 C — Handicap Rating 67 12/1 HR118 M.P. O’Connor 11.7 (TS) 17L 7th of 15fn, 18rn to Purple Mountain 11.7 GAL 30 JUL mdn hdl 2m 150yds Gd 33/1 HR67 L.F. Roche 8.7 38L 8th of 16 to Foveros (FR) 8.6 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 2m Sft/Hvy 4/1 HR118 G. Brouder 11.7 32L 9th of 10fn, 12rn to Ferdia 10.13 BAL 4 MAY mdn hdl 2m 1f 26yds Sft

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5

SPRUCE MEADOWS (279)

8

9

13

(139)

(1)

430690- F Sean Bird (7) J John James Feane T

Br B g Intikhab (USA) - Taziria (SWI) B Hans Ventura O Mrs Ann Cassidy

Failed to register a win last year and, despite his mark continuing to slide, he may be best watched on his first run since last November. Winning Range Sft-Yld & AW. Star Rating 2 Spruce Meadows 7 flat wins r86,391.00 D — Handicap Rating 67 25/1 HR71 G.P. Halpin 8.11 (CP) 17L 10th of 13 to Son Of Hypnos 9.0 NAAS 7 NOV 20 hcp 1m 3f 180yds Hvy 11/1 HR72 G.M. Ryan 9.5 (CP) 7 3/4L 9th of 17 to The Names Jock 9.9 LEP 24 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)1m 2f Sft/Hvy 14/1 HR73 G.M. Ryan 9.8 (CP) 3 1/2L 6th of 14 to Simply True 9.12 KILL 4 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)1m 3f 50yds Sft

6

WHAT A FEELING (17)

4

9

(TStrap)

Br B f No Nay Never (USA) - Petit Moselle B Philip Blake & Rodger O’ Dwyer O A Casey

12

(138)

(18)

300-316 F Luke McAteer J P J F Murphy T

Got off the mark at Roscommon on her penultimate start and wasn’t disgraced when sixth at Galway on her most recent outing. May still progress and is not discounted. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 What A Feeling 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 66 16/1 HR67 C.D. Hayes 9.13 (CP) (TS) 4 1/2L 6th of 17 to Plum Perfect 8.11 GAL 27 JUL hcp (50-70)1m 123yds Sft 9/4Fav HR59 L.T. McAteer 10.2 (CP) (TS) won 1 1/2L 1 1/4L from Approachcautiously 9.9 and Hands Down 9.1 ROS 29 JUN 11rn hcp (45-65)7f 63yds Gd 1min 34.8sec 33/1 HR59 C.D. Hayes 9.10 (CP) (TS) 3 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Navorrosse 9.6 CK 9 JUN 19rn hcp (45-65)7f Yld

7

BROKEN SILENCE (139)

5

9

(CPiece)

Br B g Zoffany - On The Razz (USA) B R Roberts O Reginald Roberts

10

(136)

(6)

23000-0 F Daniel King (7) J Reginald Roberts T

Showed potential in maidens last year but he has gone in the wrong direction since, finishing well beaten on his reappearance at Navan in March. Needs to step up significantly in first-time cheekpieces. Star Rating 2 Broken Silence — Handicap Rating 64 22/1 HR67 N.G. McCullagh 9.1 25L 15th of 18 to Pepperoni Pete 9.2 NAV 27 MAR hcp 1m Hvy 50/1 HR74 S.T. McCullagh 9.5 46L 15th of 17 to Thefaithfulindian 9.6 here 6 NOV 20 hcp (50-80)1m Hvy 40/1 HR76 S.T. McCullagh 9.7 15L 14th of 17 to The Names Jock 9.9 LEP 24 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)1m 2f Sft/Hvy

8

MORNING APPROACH (17)

3

9

9

(135)

(4)

1-8960 F Nathan Crosse J W McCreery T

Br B f Dawn Approach - Cape of Night B Mrs S Grassick O Morning Approach Syndicate

Made a winning debut at Dundalk last December and, despite failing to build on that effort subsequently, she has offered some promise in recent turf starts. May be capable of getting into contention. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Morning Approach 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 70 33/1 HR72 N.M. Crosse 8.3 12L 10th of 11 to Moddy Poddle 8.10 GAL 27 JUL Ext hcp 1m 123yds Sft 50/1 HR74 N.M. Crosse 8.3 7 3/4L 6th of 12 to Create Belief 9.7 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 14/1 HR77 Jessica Maye 8.1 17L 9th of 11 to Pale Iris 8.13 here 3 MAY Ext hcp 7f Yld/Sft

TAKE MY HAND (17)

4

9

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

9

(135)

(21)

470714 F Wesley Joyce (4) J Michael Mulvany T

Showed a good attitude when winning at Naas on her penultimate run and followed that up with a solid effort when fourth at Galway last time. May be able to get involved. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 3 Take My Hand 3 flat wins r17,110.00 D — Handicap Rating 63 8/1 HR62 W. Joyce 9.1 2 3/4L nk nk 4th to Plum Perfect 8.11 GAL 27 JUL 17rn hcp (50-70)1m 123yds Sft 14/1 HR57 W. Joyce 9.4 won hd 3/4L from Beleaguerment 8.12 and Colonel Slade 9.11 NAAS 21 JUL 15rn hcp (45-65)1m Gd 1min 42sec 18/1 HR57 W. Joyce 8.6 5 1/4L 7th of 15 to Red Heel 9.4 LEP 15 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd

10 HALLA RINCE (109)

3

Br Br f Parish Hall - Rachida B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

9

8

(134)

(24)

0706-9 F Willie Byrne (4) J J S Bolger T

Offered bits of promise in maiden events last year but failed to make any great impact on her only start this season. Has a little bit to prove on her handicap debut now returning from an absence. Star Rating 2 Halla Rince — Handicap Rating 69 25/1 HR72 K.J. Manning 9.2 (TS) 11L 9th of 14 to Party House 9.2 NAAS 26 APR mdn 1m 2f Gd 25/1 HR79 R.P. Cleary 8.9 12L 6th of 14 to Port Sunlight 8.13 GOW 19 OCT 20 mdn 1m Sft/Hvy 33/1 K.J. Manning 9.2 10L 10th of 16 to Willow 9.2 LEP 16 OCT 20 mdn 1m Yld/Sft

55

RACE SEVEN

9


11 MEN OF DREAMS (94)

3

9

(CPiece)

Br Ch g Dawn Approach - Qamarain (USA) B David Halley O Men Of Dreams Partnership

7

(133)

(23)

96965-0 F Donagh O’Connor J J F Levins T

Showed promise in maidens as a juvenile but offered little on his debut for this yard at Roscommon in May and needs to improve significantly with the cheekpieces fitted. Star Rating 2 Men Of Dreams — Handicap Rating 68 20/1 HR69 D.W. O’Connor 9.9 39L last of 14 to Social Distance 9.0 ROS 11 MAY hcp (45-70)1m 4f Yld 4/1 HR76 C.T. Keane 9.7 7 1/4L 5th of 14 to Zozimus 9.4 DUN 11 NOV 20 mdn 1m Std 40/1 J.P. Shinnick 8.12 8L 6th of 10 to Sir Lucan 9.5 CK 13 OCT 20 1m Yld/Sft

12 BARRETSTOWN (71)

3

9

6

(132)

(8)

541480 F Charlie O’Dwyer (7) J Conor O’Dwyer T

Br B g Red Jazz (USA) - Rousing Applause (USA) B Ballyhane Stud O Ladies First Syndicate

Successful at Dundalk in February (when awarded the race) but he turned in a lacklustre performance at Leopardstown when last seen in June and needs to bounce back. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Barretstown 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 67 20/1 HR67 T.P. Madden 9.11 35L 19th of 20 to Aurora Princess 9.2 LEP 3 JUN hcp (45-70)1m 2f Gd 7/1 HR69 W.J. Lee 9.11 3 1/2L 8th of 13 to Vocito 9.10 CK 23 APR hcp (45-70)1m 2f 40yds Gd 16/1 HR69 W.J. Lee 9.1 2 3/4L s/hd 2 1/2L 4th to Visualisation 9.11 GOW 8 APR 16rn Ext hcp 1m Sft

13 DARK KRIS (6)

4

9

6

(132)

(3)

002980 F Julie McDonald (7) J P J F Murphy T

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

Produced his best effort for this yard when a close second at Gowran Park in May and, despite a below-par effort last time, he may be capable of a bolder showing now the hood is removed. Star Rating 3 Dark Kris — Handicap Rating 60 33/1 HR62 C.D. Hayes 10.2 (H) 19L 17th of 18 to Ten Ten Twenty 9.8 CK 7 AUG hcp (45-65)7f Sft 18/1 HR62 L.T. McAteer 9.13 (H) 10L 8th of 13 to Is That Love 10.2 ROS 31 MAY hcp (45-65)7f 55yds Gd/Yld 5/1Fav HR63 L.T. McAteer 9.9 (H) 5 1/4L 9th of 15 to Angel’s Trumpet 8.12 KILL 11 MAY hcp (45-65)1m 31yds Sft

14 SARAN (22)

3

9

6

(132)

(12)

666 F Dylan Browne McMonagle J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

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

Has displayed promise on all three of her starts in maidens, including when sixth over 1m2f at Leopardstown last time. Represents a leading stable and makes plenty of appeal on her handicap debut. Star Rating 5 Saran — Handicap Rating 67 13/2 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 7L 6th of 7 to Tina Angelina 9.2 LEP 22 JUL mdn 1m 2f Gd 14/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 9L 6th of 16 to Emporio 9.7 here 27 JUN mdn 1m Gd/Frm 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

15 SHONA MEA (30)

4

RACE SEVEN

Br B f Dragon Pulse - Weekend Getaway B Irish National Stud O P Harty

(Visor)

9

6

(132)

(14)

66-0079 F Alan Glynn (4) J Mrs John Harrington T

Successful twice as a three-year-old and, despite not matching that level this season, she may be capable of a better performance now fitted with a visor. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Shona Mea 2 flat wins r10,620.00 D — Handicap Rating 60 16/1 HR62 S. Foley 9.13 (CP) 6L 9th of 14 to Summer’s Dream (GB) 9.5 KILL 14 JUL hcp (45-65)1m 40yds Gd 12/1 HR64 S. Foley 10.2 (CP) 4 3/4L 7th of 16 to Gatsby Cap 9.12 GOW 13 JUN hcp (45-65)1m Gd 40/1 HR68 M.P. Sheehy 9.7 14L 18th of 23 to Pretty Rebel 9.7 here 3 MAY Ext hcp 7f Yld/Sft

16 ALL THINGS BRIGHT (8)

3

Br B f Acclamation (GB) - Avenue Montaigne B Highfort Stud O Mrs John J Murphy

(TStrap)

9

3

(129)

(9)

9-65462 F Scott McCullagh J John Joseph Murphy T

Posted her best effort of the year when second at Leopardstown last time, only headed late on having met some trouble in running. A reproduction of that sort of form will give her leading claims. Star Rating 4 All Things Bright — Handicap Rating 64 4/1Fav HR60 R.C. Colgan 9.2 1/2L 2nd to Cactus Tree 9.1 LEP 5 AUG 16rn hcp (45-70)7f 20yds Yld 18/1 HR60 N.G. McCullagh 8.8 (TS) 4 1/2L 6th of 14 to Kaaranah 9.0 GAL 31 JUL hcp (50-80)1m 73yds Gd 14/1 HR60 S. Foley 8.13 (TS) 1 1/4L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Sassified 9.12 KILL 12 JUL 15rn hcp (45-75)1m 20yds Yld

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17 MURAAHIN (GB) (8)

6

9

(C,T)

Br Ch g Teofilo - Fatanah B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O Jason McGannon

3

(129)

(22)

709650 F Paddy Harnett (4) J J F Levins T

Still a maiden and he has failed to build on a promising first start for this yard when second at Cork in April. Others look much more convincing. Star Rating 2 Muraahin (GB) — Handicap Rating 57 22/1 HR59 D.W. O’Connor 9.5 (CP) (TS) 7 1/4L 13th of 17 to Dawn Tapper 8.6 LEP 5 AUG hcp (45-70)1m 1f Sft 17/2 HR61 D.W. O’Connor 9.8 (CP) 4 1/2L 5th of 9 to Swiss Army Officer 10.3 KILL 14 JUL 1m 40yds Gd 15/2 HR63 Sam Ewing 9.12 (CP) (TS) 4 1/4L 6th of 14 to Dark Design 8.3 GOW 7 JUN hcp (45-65)1m Gd

18 TYRION’S DREAM (72)

4 (B,T)

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

9

3

(129)

(2)

0011-00 F Andrew Slattery J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Registered both of his wins at this track last year, proving himself very adept on easy ground in the process. Has not been in the same form this year but he may do better now returning from a break. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 3 Tyrion’s Dream 2 flat wins r10,620.00 C — Handicap Rating 57 40/1 HR59 L.F. Roche 9.5 (BK) (TS) 15L 25th of 30 to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld 33/1 HR62 L.F. Roche 10.2 (CP) 50L last of 16 to Crystal Pool 8.13 GOW 5 MAY hcp (45-65)1m Yld 10/1 HR51 L.F. Roche 9.1 (BK) won 3/4L 8L from Max’s Dandy 8.8 and Cliffs Of Freedom 10.0 here 2 NOV 20 18rn hcp (45-65)7f Hvy 1min 33.4sec

19 DELTA SANSEVERO (364)

4

9

2

(128)

(15)

00-0- F Neve Bennett (7) J Craig O’Neill (R) T

Br B g Cappella Sansevero (GB) - Mississipi Delta (GB) B Paul Giles O Craig O’Neill

Lightly raced and has offered little in three starts in maidens, including on his only outing for this yard at this track last August. Needs significant improvement on his handicap debut. Star Rating 2 Delta Sansevero — Handicap Rating 56 250/1 C.D. Maxwell 9.4 18L 10th of 13 to Gold Maze (GB) 9.7 here 14 AUG 20 mdn 1m 2f Gd 100/1 R.P. Cleary 9.5 14L 10th of 14 to Dune Of Pilat (FR) 9.2 DUN 20 DEC 19 mdn 7f Std 66/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.5 14L last of 14 to Dark Vader 9.5 DUN 29 NOV 19 mdn 7f Std

20 DREAMS DELIVERED (13)

3

8

(Blinkers)

Br B g Morpheus (GB) - Quick Sketch B Thomas Smullen O Do Well Syndicate

13

(125)

(26)

8-54090 F Jamie Powell (7) J D J Bunyan T

Posted some solid efforts in a busy juvenile campaign but he has failed to match that level as a three-year-old, including when stepped up to this trip last time. Others look much stronger. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Dreams Delivered 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 60 66/1 HR62 N.M. Crosse 8.7 (BK) 19L last of 14 to Kaaranah 9.0 GAL 31 JUL hcp (50-80)1m 73yds Gd 20/1 HR64 B.M. Coen 9.8 (BK) 4 1/2L 9th of 10 to Corballis Flyer 9.1 LIM 4 JUL hcp (45-70)7f Gd 16/1 HR65 W.J. Lee 9.4 (BK) (TS) 17L last of 10 to New Hill 9.12 GOW 13 JUN hcp (45-75)7f Gd

3

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Rock Exhibition (GB) B Crimbourne Bloodstock Ltd O Mrs John J Murphy

(Blinkers)

8

13

(125)

(20)

98550-0 F Cian MacRedmond (2) J John Joseph Murphy T

Still not fully exposed and he shaped better than the bare result would suggest on his reappearance at Killarney last month. Has the blinkers back on this time and may go well. Star Rating 4 Montenotte (GB) — Handicap Rating 60 25/1 HR61 J.M. Sheridan 8.9 5 1/2L 10th of 15 to Sassified 9.12 KILL 12 JUL hcp (45-75)1m 20yds Yld 25/1 HR70 R.C. Colgan 9.7 (BK) 11L 11th of 15 to Verbal Fencing 9.4 NAAS 17 SEP 20 Ext hcp 1m Gd 16/1 HR74 R.C. Colgan 8.12 7L last of 5 to Magnanimous 9.10 CK 9 SEP 20 hcp 7f Gd/Frm

22 IZZYS CHARM (11)

3

Br B f Estidhkaar - Macy Anne B Daniel Cosgrave O D & D Partnership

8

11

(123)

(5)

988s8 F Nikita Kane (4) J Peter McCreery T

Showed a higher level of form when eighth in a maiden at Naas last time but failed to make any great impact once again. Others are favoured on her handicap debut. Star Rating 2 Izzys Charm — Handicap Rating 58 300/1 James J. Doyle 9.2 10L 8th of 9 to Ulster Blackwater 9.2 NAAS 2 AUG mdn 1m Gd 150/1 James J. Doyle 9.2 s.u. in race won by Gaheris (GER) 9.7 LEP 15 JUL 9rn mdn 1m 1f Gd 200/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.2 45L 8th of 9 to King Of The Castle 9.7 LIM 4 JUL mdn 1m 4f 110yds Yld/Sft

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RACE SEVEN

21 MONTENOTTE (GB) (32)


23 SMAOINEAMH SILE (GB) (22)

3 (Hood)

Br Ch f Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Queen of Tara B Kilcarn Stud O Peter Commane

8

9

(121)

(17)

00-560 F Siobhan Rutledge (2) J John C McConnell T

Performed with credit on her first two outings this year before showing signs of temperament when down the field at Leopardstown last time. Has the hood fitted this time but others are preferred. Star Rating 2 Smaoineamh Sile (GB) — Handicap Rating 56 12/1 HR56 Siobhan Rutledge 8.3 8 3/4L 12th of 13 to I Siyou Baby (GB) 10.0 LEP 22 JUL hcp (45-75)1m Gd 22/1 HR58 Siobhan Rutledge 8.8 6 1/2L 6th of 16 to Li Mu Bai 9.7 FAIR 7 JUL hcp (45-65)7f Gd 80/1 Siobhan Rutledge 8.9 5 1/4L 5th of 14 to Mother Country (GB) 9.2 NAAS 23 JUN mdn 1m Gd

RESERVES 24 LADY LEANORA (30)

4

9

Br Gr f Tough As Nails - Sweet Refusal B Mrs Noreen Maher O Ms Noreen Maher

1

(127)

(25)

99830 F Robert Whearty (4) J D K Weld T

Ran well when third on her handicap debut at Navan on her penultimate run before running below expectations last time. Still open to improvement for her leading stable and worth considering if getting a run. Reserve. Star Rating 3 Lady Leanora — Handicap Rating 55 9/2Fav HR55 C.T. Keane 9.8 7 1/4L 10th of 15 to Crystal Pool 9.7 KILL 14 JUL hcp (45-65)1m 40yds Gd 8/1 HR55 C.T. Keane 9.7 4 1/4L 3/4L 3rd to Dance Emperor 9.3 NAV 10 JUL 16rn hcp (45-65)1m 2f Gd 100/1 O.J. Orr 10.1 15L last of 8 to Theory Of Music 9.2 LIM 18 JUN mdn 1m 3f 70yds Gd

25 MAID OF EIRINN (6)

3

8

8

Br B f Tamayuz (GB) - Shine A Star (GB) B Ballycrighaun Stud O P J Hassett

(120)

(10)

06005 F J

P J Hassett T

Offered much more promise when fifth in a handicap at Cork last time and she still has the scope to progress. Worthy of consideration if getting a run. Reserve. Star Rating 3 Maid Of Eirinn — Handicap Rating 55 80/1 HR55 D.P. McDonogh 9.3 5L 5th of 18 to Ten Ten Twenty 9.8 CK 7 AUG hcp (45-65)7f Sft 250/1 R.P. Whelan 9.2 11L 10th of 13fn, 14rn to Turbulence 10.2 KILL 13 JUL mdn 1m 30yds Gd 150/1 G.M. Ryan 9.2 17L 12th of 16 to Baseman (GB) 9.7 LIM 4 JUL mdn 1m Yld

26 ACARI (101)

7

Br B g High Chaparral - Abyssinie B Dayton Investments Ltd O Hugh McGroddy

(CPiece)

9

0

(126)

(11)

6608-49 F J

Garry Caldwell T

RACE SEVEN

Successful over course and distance in 2019 but he has failed to trouble the judge since and has something to prove in first-time cheekpieces. Reserve. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 2 Acari 2 flat wins r12,661.00 CD — Handicap Rating 54 4/1 HR57 W.J. Lee 9.3 (H) 17L 9th of 17 to Pineapple Express 9.13 GOW 4 MAY hcp (45-70)1m 1f 100yds Sft 16/1 HR57 K.J. Leonard 9.9 (H) 1 3/4L 1L 3/4L 4th to Pinpointed 9.6 TIPP 20 APR 16rn hcp (45-65)1m 1f Yld 9/1 HR61 C.T. Keane 9.12 9 1/4L 8th of 12 to Blankiedoodie (GB) 9.9 THU 8 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)1m 11yds Sft

B,T worn by No. 4, No. 18. Blinkers worn by No. 1, No. 20, No. 21. C,T worn by No. 17. CPiece worn by No. 7, No. 11, No. 26. Hood worn by No. 23. TStrap worn by No. 6, No. 16. Visor worn by No. 15. Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 All Things Bright, 5/1 Take My Hand, Saran, 10/1 Howling Wolf, Reverberation (GB), What A Feeling, 12/1 Shona Mea, 16/1 Halla Rince, Barretstown, 20/1 Monzoon (GB), Muraahin (GB), Montenotte (GB), 25/1 Hammersmith, Spruce Meadows, Broken Silence, Morning Approach, Men Of Dreams, Dark Kris, 33/1 Tyrion’s Dream, Delta Sansevero, Dreams Delivered, Izzys Charm, Smaoineamh Sile (GB)

2020 - 1st Roving Mission (USA) 2nd Intervention (GB) 3rd Amarantha (1 min. 40.6 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT An apprentice handicap featuring plenty of runners who have been out of form recently and, with that being the case, the focus turns to the lightly-raced three-year-old SARAN. The Joseph O’Brien-trained filly has offered promise on all three of her starts in maidens and may be capable of progressing now switching to handicaps. All Things Bright ran an excellent race when second at Leopardstown on her most recent outing, despite meeting some interference, and looks set to make another bold bid, while Montenotte hinted that he may be capable of better at Killarney on his reappearance and may outrun his odds.

WIN: SARAN

DANGER: ALL THINGS BRIGHT

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EIGHTH RACE 8.00P.M. THE TRI EQUESTRIAN HANDICAP OF W10,000 (45-65)

6f

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

Stalls Centre Of Course. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Value to winner: r5900; Second: r2000; Third: r1000; Fourth: r500; Fifth: r300; Sixth: r200.

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BETRAYED (GB) (9)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

10

2

(142)

(10)

677421 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

Br B f Lethal Force - Omaha Gold B Orchard Thoroughbreds O Gary Devlin & Ms Hazel McGuinness

Certainly wasn’t winning out of turn when landing the spoils at Sligo last time and could still be a danger to all despite a 5lb rise for the success. Winning Range Yld & AW. Star Rating 4 Betrayed (GB) 3 flat wins r17,995.00 D — Handicap Rating 67 5/1 HR62 C.J. MacRedmond 9.6 won 1/2L hd from Faraah 9.11 and Jazz Dreamers 8.10 SLGO 4 AUG 11rn hcp (45-65)5f 160yds Yld 1min 16.4sec 11/1 HR62 C.J. MacRedmond 9.6 1 1/2L 2nd to Ever Rock 9.0 DRYL 23 JUL 12rn hcp (45-65)5f Gd 25/1 HR64 R.P. Whelan 9.10 3 3/4L hd 1/2L 4th to Lord Dudley 10.0 FAIR 7 JUL 14rn hcp (45-70)6f Gd

2

STRANGE TIMES (11)

4

10

2

(142)

(7)

93-2452 F Ronan Whelan J Tracey Collins T

Br B f Lawman (FR) - Katla B John Grogan O Ballylinch Stud

Has yet to get her nose in front in nine starts, but has gone close on a couple of occasions, including when second of 24 at Naas last time. A repeat of that could see her go close. Star Rating 5 Strange Times — Handicap Rating 63 15/2Fav HR61 R.P. Whelan 10.0 1/2L 2nd to Indiana Rose 9.1 NAAS 2 AUG 24rn hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 9/2 HR61 R.P. Whelan 9.5 4 3/4L 5th of 10 to Affable (GB) 9.1 ROS 29 JUN Ext hcp 7f 63yds Gd 9/2 HR63 P.A. Harnett 9.7 nk 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Sister Lola 9.4 DUN 26 FEB 14rn hcp (45-65)7f Std

3

CELTIC MANOR (6)

5

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

10

(Blinkers)

0

(140)

(6)

650399 F James Ryan (10) J Garvan Donnelly T

Won back-to-back races for William Haggas when trained in the UK, but has yet to get his head in front on these shores and was beaten a fair way at Cork last time. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 2 Celtic Manor 2 flat wins r8,337.80 — Handicap Rating 61 25/1 HR62 S.M. Crosse 9.6 (BK) 8L 9th of 18 to Pretty Smart 9.7 CK 7 AUG Ext hcp 6f Sft 7/1 HR62 B.M. Coen 9.10 (CP) 2 1/4L 9th of 21 to Lord Mczie 9.6 NAV 30 MAY hcp (45-70)5f Yld 13/2 HR60 B.M. Coen 9.1 (CP) 1/2L 2L 3rd to Mi Esperanza 9.11 NAAS 8 MAY 19rn hcp (45-75)5f Yld/Sft

RACE EIGHT

4

GATWICK KITTEN (USA) (11)

4 (Visor)

Br B g Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Maibaby B Kenneth L Ramsey & Sarah K Ramsey O Mark E Phelan & S P O’Connor

10

0

(140)

(21)

06-0500 F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

Has only managed one placed effort in 12 career starts, but has fallen to an exploitable mark as he was not beaten far off 1lb higher at Navan in May. May be better over 5f, though. Star Rating 2 Gatwick Kitten (USA) — Handicap Rating 61 14/1 HR62 C.T. Keane 10.1 (V) 7 1/4L 11th of 24 to Indiana Rose 9.1 NAAS 2 AUG hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 12/1 HR64 C.T. Keane 10.1 10L 12th of 17 to Darkdeserthighway 8.10 NAAS 23 JUN hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 25/1 HR62 C.T. Keane 9.10 (CP) 1 1/4L 5th of 21 to Lord Mczie 9.6 NAV 30 MAY hcp (45-70)5f Yld

60


5

TOO HARD TO HOLD (6)

4

10

0

(140)

(23)

15-0000 F Scott McCullagh (5) J Jack W Davison T

Br B g Camacho (GB) - Bilderberg B A M F Persse & F Persse O Garrett J Freyne

Won towards the end of last year on the all-weather at Dundalk, but four starts this season have resulted in four heavy defeats. Likely to find a few too strong in this contest. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Too Hard To Hold 3 flat wins r15,250.10 D — Handicap Rating 61 14/1 HR64 C.T. Keane 9.8 12L 13th of 18 to Pretty Smart 9.7 CK 7 AUG Ext hcp 6f Sft 18/1 HR66 R.P. Whelan 9.5 7L last of 10 to Dandyville 9.6 NAAS 21 JUL hcp (50-80)5f 205yds Gd 25/1 HR67 R.P. Whelan 10.1 3 1/2L 11th of 18 to It’s All A Joke 8.3 FAIR 11 JUL hcp (45-70)6f Gd

6

VIV VANCE (32)

3

10

(B,T)

Br Gr f Outstrip (GB) - Sudden Blaze B Knocktoran Stud O Mrs Sarah Nash

0

(140)

(16)

003083 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J J A Nash T

Has yet to score in her career but has placed a couple of times in her last four starts, including when third in a claimer at Dundalk last time. Might find this company too hot to handle. Star Rating 2 Viv Vance — Handicap Rating 65 80/1 HR47 N.M. Crosse 8.9 (BK) (TS) 1 1/4L hd 3rd to Meishar (ARG) 9.11 DUN 12 JUL 10rn 7f Std 25/1 HR47 L.F. Roche 9.1 (BK) (TS) 15L 8th of 9 to Sea Sessions (GB) 9.9 FAIR 7 JUL 1m 2f Gd 28/1 HR47 L.F. Roche 8.8 (BK) (TS) 18L 18th of 19 to Misterio 8.12 NAAS 23 JUN hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd

7

SHE’S IN THE GAME (21)

4

9

13

(139)

(22)

88-3622 F Neve Bennett (10) J W T Farrell T

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

Has got within a length of success when filling the runner-up spot in back-to-back races at Cork. Has been raised a total of 9lb for those, though, so the handicapper might have the upper hand. Star Rating 3 She’s In The Game — Handicap Rating 60 3/1Fav HR55 Neve Bennett 8.10 1 1/4L 2nd to The Cola Kid (GB) 9.11 CK 23 JUL 12rn hcp (45-65)6f Gd/Frm 8/1 HR51 Neve Bennett 8.7 3/4L 2nd to Scream 8.11 CK 9 JUN 17rn hcp (45-65)7f Yld 11/2 HR52 C.D. Hayes 9.4 6 1/4L 6th of 20 to Art Of Unity (GB) 9.4 NAV 15 MAY hcp (45-65)5f Gd

8

DARKDESERTHIGHWAY (41)

3

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

9

(Blinkers)

10

(136)

(24)

008016 F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

Caused a massive upset when scoring at 66/1 in a Naas sprint two starts ago. Sent off favourite despite a 10lb hike last time, she could not repeat the feat. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Darkdeserthighway 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 61 5/1Fav HR61 J.A. Powell 9.0 (BK) 6L 6th of 14 to The Cola Kid (GB) 9.13 NAAS 3 JUL hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 66/1 HR51 L.F. Roche 8.10 (BK) won 3/4L 1/2L from Majeski Man 10.0 and Theriverrunsdeep 8.8 NAAS 23 JUN 17rn hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 1min 11.2sec 20/1 HR54 L.F. Roche 8.12 (BK) 10L 14th of 16 to Dandyville 9.10 FAIR 11 JUN hcp (45-70)6f Gd/Frm

9

DRUMMOND WARRIOR (21)

5

9

Br B g Zoffany - Ulanova B Ronan Fitzpatrick O Marshall Watson

10

(136)

(1)

060238 F Sorcha Woods (7) J R K Watson T

Twice a winner on fast ground as a juvenile for Pam Sly, but has been enduring a long barren spell since then. His best effort of late came when second over a mile. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Drummond Warrior 2 flat wins r7,690.90 — Handicap Rating 57 14/1 HR57 Sorcha Woods 7.10 5 1/2L 8th of 9 to Geological 8.9 DRYL 23 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 28/1 HR57 Sorcha Woods 8.3 1/2L 1 1/4L 3rd to Red Heel 9.4 LEP 15 JUL 15rn Ext hcp 7f Gd 20/1 HR57 D. King 8.11 1 3/4L 2nd to Caesar’s Comet 9.9 BELW 2 JUL 15rn 7f 175yds Gd

9

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

(TStrap)

9

10

(136)

(4)

523000 F Donagh O’Connor J J F Levins T

Started this season in excellent form, going close in races at Navan and Sligo, but his form has tapered off since then and he needs to find more to trouble the principals here. Winning Range YS-Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Eleuthera (GB) 7 flat wins r37,395.50 C D — Handicap Rating 57 20/1 HR60 G.F. Carroll 9.4 (TS) 11L 12th of 18 to Pretty Smart 9.7 CK 7 AUG Ext hcp 6f Sft 20/1 HR62 D.W. O’Connor 9.12 (CP) (TS) 17L 17th of 19 to Misterio 8.12 NAAS 23 JUN hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 25/1 HR62 Melanie Horsman 8.12 (CP) (TS) 13L 20th of 30 to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld

61

RACE EIGHT

10 ELEUTHERA (GB) (6)


11 ENTER THE RED (284)

12 (Blinkers)

Br B g Red Clubs - Inter Madera B Pat Todd O Mrs Nuala Howard

9

10

(136)

(5)

882297- F N G McCullagh J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Hasn’t won since October 2018, but he did go close over this course and distance last October. Needs to be sharp for his reappearance and probably wants a lot more rain. Winning Range SH-Sft. Star Rating 3 Enter The Red 7 flat wins r49,814.00 CD — Handicap Rating 57 12/1 HR61 L.F. Roche 9.7 (BK) 9 1/2L 7th of 17 to Pretty Boy Floyd 10.2 here 2 NOV 20 hcp (45-70)5f Hvy 6/4Fav HR59 C.D. Hayes 9.10 (BK) 17L 9th of 12 to Clear Quartz 9.7 FAIR 20 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)6f Hvy 10/1 HR59 C.D. Hayes 9.0 (BK) 1L 2nd to Pretty Boy Floyd 9.6 here 15 OCT 20 18rn hcp (45-75)6f Sft

12 NO SPEED LIMIT (FR) (6)

6

Br B g Elusive City (USA) - Trully Blessed (FR) (TStrap) B M Thierry de la Heronniere & Mme Emmanuelle Morin O Conor McKenna

9

10

(136)

(25)

027647 F Luke McAteer (5) J Patrick J McKenna (R) T

Although his winning form has come on heavy ground, he ran a couple of solid races in defeat on a sounder surface earlier this season. Might be better over the minimum trip. Winning Range Hvy & AW. Star Rating 3 No Speed Limit (FR) 3 flat wins r30,796.50 D — Handicap Rating 57 28/1 HR58 Sam Ewing 8.11 7 1/2L 7th of 18 to Pretty Smart 9.7 CK 7 AUG Ext hcp 6f Sft 4/1Fav HR58 Izzy Clifton 9.6 1 1/2L nk ns 4th to Ever Rock 9.0 DRYL 23 JUL 12rn hcp (45-65)5f Gd 18/1 HR59 W.M. Lordan 8.9 5 1/4L 6th of 15 to Provocateuse 9.7 here 18 JUL hcp (50-80)5f Gd

13 INTERVENTION (GB) (45)

4

9

9

(135)

(15)

800028 F Billy Lee J Charles O’Brien T

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

Has placed twice in 15 career starts, including once when second here, albeit over a mile. Went close over this trip at Naas two starts ago but his latest effort tempers enthusiasm somewhat. Star Rating 3 Intervention (GB) — Handicap Rating 56 3/1 HR56 Sam Ewing 9.11 7 1/2L 8th of 11 to What A Feeling 10.2 ROS 29 JUN hcp (45-65)7f 63yds Gd 22/1 HR52 W.J. Lee 9.5 2L 2nd to Misterio 8.12 NAAS 23 JUN 19rn hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 33/1 HR56 D. McMonagle 8.11 (BK) 17L 27th of 30 to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld

14 TEDDY BOY (42)

6

9

9

(135)

(9)

083054 F Chris Hayes J Edward Lynam T

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

Appears to be reasonably well handicapped on his best efforts this term, as he got within a length of success at Navan off 1lb higher in May and was not all that far away latest. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 4 Teddy Boy 2 flat wins r11,810.00 — Handicap Rating 56 7/2Fav HR57 D. McMonagle 9.6 (BK) s/hd 1 3/4L 1 1/2L 4th to Drish Hero 9.13 BELW 2 JUL 12rn hcp (45-65)5f 3yds Gd 12/1 HR59 D. McMonagle 9.5 (CP) 6 1/4L 5th of 17 to Darkdeserthighway 8.10 NAAS 23 JUN hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 10/1 HR57 C.D. Hayes 9.3 (CP) 11L 12th of 30 to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld

15 FLORENCE THOMPSON (21)

4

Br B f Lawman (FR) - Creme Anglaise (GB) B John O’Connor O Dual Racing Syndicate

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79-6050 F Izzy Clifton (7) J Denis Gerard Hogan T

Yet to taste success and looked a long way from doing so when towards the rear in a Cork handicap last time. Had run a much better race at Naas prior to that, though. Star Rating 3 Florence Thompson — Handicap Rating 55 11/2 HR57 James J. Doyle 9.9 7 3/4L 10th of 13 to Pretty Smart 9.5 CK 23 JUL hcp (45-65)6f Gd/Frm 25/1 HR57 Lauren Maher 9.1 2 3/4L 5th of 14 to The Cola Kid (GB) 9.13 NAAS 3 JUL hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 18/1 HR61 M.A. Enright 9.12 (H) 6 1/4L 10th of 14 to Storm Elza 9.4 DUN 20 JAN hcp (45-65)1m 2f 150yds Std

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16 MARKIEVICZ (37)

3

Br B f Dandy Man - Viztoria B Ms Sheila Lavery O John Lavery

9

6

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79-0800 F Robbie Colgan J Ms Sheila Lavery T

Has yet to trouble the judge in eight starts to date and has dropped from an initial handicap mark of 71 to her current rating of 57, without looking like taking advantage. Star Rating 2 Markievicz — Handicap Rating 57 12/1 HR59 R.C. Colgan 9.5 14L 10th of 14 to Lord Dudley 10.0 FAIR 7 JUL hcp (45-70)6f Gd 11/1 HR61 R.C. Colgan 9.8 8L 10th of 19 to Misterio 8.12 NAAS 23 JUN hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 33/1 HR63 R.C. Colgan 9.7 3 3/4L 8th of 16 to Dandyville 9.10 FAIR 11 JUN hcp (45-70)6f Gd/Frm

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17 ATTELBORO (21)

3 (B,T)

Br B g Requinto - Optimystic B Patrick Cronin O Eoin Joseph McDonagh

9

5

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600187 F Wesley Joyce (7) J Eoin Joseph McDonagh T

Got off the mark when fitted with first-time cheekpieces at Tipperary three starts ago and though he has struggled twice since, perhaps the application of blinkers here could improve him. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Attelboro 1 flat win r6,195.00 — Handicap Rating 56 16/1 HR57 M.A. Enright 9.4 (CP) (TS) 4L 7th of 13 to Pretty Smart 9.5 CK 23 JUL hcp (45-65)6f Gd/Frm 16/1 HR58 A.J. Slattery 8.7 (CP) (TS) 6 1/2L 8th of 17 to Amazing Emma 8.7 NAV 10 JUL hcp (45-75)5f Gd 17/2 HR52 W. Joyce 8.3 (CP) (TS) won 1/2L 1/2L from Poet’s Pride (GB) 9.6 and Fine Distraction 9.4 TIPP 30 JUN 17rn hcp (45-70)5f Gd/Frm 57.7sec

18 BALTINGLASS ABBEY (70)

3

Br B f Vadamos (FR) - More Bottle (Blinkers) B Paul Farrelly O Dundalk Bay Sea Foods Limited & Darren Sheridan & Charlie Sheridan

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4

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7-33000 F Melanie Horsman (10) J John James Feane T

A couple of third-placed finishes on the Dundalk all-weather earlier in the season promised much, but she has yet to make an impact in three starts on turf since and others make more appeal in this. Star Rating 2 Baltinglass Abbey — Handicap Rating 55 12/1 HR58 J.M. Sheridan 9.0 8 1/2L 10th of 12 to Maguire’s Grace 9.5 DRYL 4 JUN hcp (45-70)5f Gd 15/2 HR59 K.J. Manning 9.6 17L 15th of 16 to Cnodian 8.6 FAIR 28 MAY hcp (45-65)6f Sft/Hvy 11/1 HR60 K.J. Manning 9.9 (CP) 8 1/2L 11th of 14 to Lord Dudley 9.5 ROS 11 MAY hcp (45-65)7f 70yds Sft

19 SEVEN WORLDS (75)

4

9

4

(B,T)

Br Br g No Nay Never (USA) - Aqua de Vida B Whisperview Trading Ltd O Seven Worlds Racing Club

(130)

(17)

32-0000 F Oisin Orr J D J Bunyan T

Signed off last season with a close-up second at Navan in October, but has struggled to make an impact in four starts this term. His latest effort was arguably his best of the year. Star Rating 2 Seven Worlds — Handicap Rating 51 25/1 HR53 O.J. Orr 9.1 (BK) (TS) 3 3/4L 11th of 21 to Lord Mczie 9.6 NAV 30 MAY hcp (45-70)5f Yld 20/1 HR53 N.M. Crosse 9.1 (BK) (TS) 15L 13th of 16 to Aurora Eclipse 8.13 FAIR 28 MAY hcp (45-65)6f Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR57 L.F. Roche 9.1 (BK) (TS) 63L last of 17 to Conversant 9.0 NAV 27 MAR Ext hcp 5f Hvy

20 SORS (6)

9

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Maid Of Ailsa (USA) B Mr Brian Wallace O Men Of Forty Eight Syndicate

9

(Visor)

1

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(19)

00-0007 F Andrew Slattery J Andrew Slattery T

The last time he won his jockey was a 7lb claimer. He was making his first start in six months when seventh of 18 at Cork last time, so he could build on that. Winning Range Hvy-Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Sors 7 flat wins r115,707.50 CD — Handicap Rating 48 66/1 HR48 A.J. Slattery 9.2 (V) 6 1/4L 7th of 18 to Ten Ten Twenty 9.8 CK 7 AUG hcp (45-65)7f Sft 66/1 HR52 A.J. Slattery 9.2 (V) 7 1/4L 13th of 14 to Masalai 9.10 DUN 1 FEB hcp (45-65)7f Std 66/1 HR54 A.J. Slattery 9.2 (V) 6 1/4L 11th of 14 to St George’s Head 9.11 DUN 15 JAN hcp (45-65)7f Std

21 QAABIL (20)

5

Br B g Charm Spirit - Kartica (GB) B Ecurie Cadran, Scea Bissons & Sas Iei O Stable Friends Syndicate

9

(Blinkers)

0

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(14)

90-0070 F Declan McDonogh J Kieran P Cotter T

Just two placed efforts from 18 career starts speaks volumes for his claims and his efforts over longer trips this term do not offer much by way of encouragement. Needs a huge step forward to figure. Star Rating 2 Qaabil — Handicap Rating 47 12/1 HR51 D.N. Curran 8.13 (BK) (TS) 8 1/2L 13th of 15 to Beleaguerment 8.13 GOW 24 JUL hcp (45-65)7f Gd 18/1 HR65 D.P. McDonogh 10.2 (BK) 5 1/2L 7th of 11 to Ecliptic Moon 9.3 DUN 12 JUL hcp (45-65)1m Std 22/1 HR54 D.P. McDonogh 9.6 11L 12th of 17 to Scream 8.11 CK 9 JUN hcp (45-65)7f Yld

4

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

(Blinkers)

8

13

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828034 F J M Sheridan (5) J Patrick J McKenna (R) T

Aiming to make it 29th time lucky here, but it would be no surprise if he did break his maiden tag after running a couple of excellent races in defeat at Down Royal and Naas. Star Rating 4 King’s View — Handicap Rating 46 14/1 HR46 Sam Ewing 8.10 (BK) 1/2L 3/4L nk 4th to Indiana Rose 9.1 NAAS 2 AUG 24rn hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 9/1 HR46 Sam Ewing 8.10 (BK) 1 1/2L nk 3rd to Ever Rock 9.0 DRYL 23 JUL 12rn hcp (45-65)5f Gd 12/1 HR46 D.E. Sheehy 8.5 3 3/4L 12th of 18 to It’s All A Joke 8.3 FAIR 11 JUL hcp (45-70)6f Gd

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23 JAZZ DREAMERS (9)

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12

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77-5183 F Danny Sheehy (3) J Seamus Fahey T

Br B g Red Jazz (USA) - Regal Ribbon (GB) B Mrs Dolores Gleeson O Mrs Anne Gleeson & Mrs Helen Butler

Got up late on over a mile at Bellewstown last month but showed that dropping to sprint trips was no problem when third over an extended 5f at Sligo last time. Respected. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Jazz Dreamers 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 49 11/2 HR48 D.E. Sheehy 8.10 1/2L hd 3rd to Betrayed (GB) 9.6 SLGO 4 AUG 11rn hcp (45-65)5f 160yds Yld 10/1 HR49 D.E. Sheehy 8.10 11L 8th of 12 to Sincerest 9.6 KILL 13 JUL hcp (45-65)1m 30yds Gd 25/1 HR41 D.E. Sheehy 8.5 won hd 3/4L from Designer Cailin 8.8 and She’s Good Company 9.0 BELW 1 JUL 13rn hcp (45-65)7f 198yds Gd 1min 41sec

RESERVES 24 EVER ROCK (11)

5

9

Br B f Society Rock - Alhaadh (USA) B Tom Twomey O R P Behan

4

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(11)

48-5410 F Sam Ewing (5) J J J Lambe T

Bounced back to winning ways over the minimum trip at Down Royal two starts ago but the handicapper has had his say and she struggled off 6lb higher latest. First reserve in this. Winning Range GS_Gd. Star Rating 3 Ever Rock 4 flat wins r16,160.70 — Handicap Rating 51 15/2Fav HR51 D.P. McDonogh 9.4 9L 14th of 24 to Indiana Rose 9.1 NAAS 2 AUG hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 4/1Fav HR40 D.P. McDonogh 9.0 won 1 1/2L nk from Betrayed (GB) 9.6 and King’s View 8.10 DRYL 23 JUL 12rn hcp (45-65)5f Gd 59.6sec 12/1 HR40 D.E. Sheehy 8.10 nk ns 2 1/4L 4th to The Cola Kid (GB) 9.13 NAAS 3 JUL 14rn hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd

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3

Br B f Shalaa - Lily Of The Lake (FR) B E Robin, SCEA de Keranna & Y M Roue O Liam Mulryan

9

12

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4-550 F J

Denis Gerard Hogan T

Former Tim Easterby-trained filly who would be making her debut for Denis Hogan if getting a run in this. Might be best watched until we see more on these shores. Second reserve. Star Rating 3 Elegant Ellen (FR) — Handicap Rating 63 David Allan 9.7 8L 10th of 15 to Truth In Jest (GB) 8.13 THIRSK 3 JUN hcp (46-65)6f Gd /Frm David Allan 9.0 5L 5th of 12 to Elvrika 9.0 THIRSK 1 MAY mdn 7f Gd /Frm David Allan 8.10 6L 5th of 9 to Rogue Bear 9.1 DONCASTER 23 APR 6f 2yds Gd /Frm

26 SHIMLA ROLANN (GB) (80)

3

Br Gr f Lethal Force - Fanrouge B Alan Craddock O John Bernard O’Connor

(Hood)

9

13

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(3)

30-8461 F Seamie Heffernan J Miss Hilary McLoughlin (R) T

Showed the benefit of a first-time hood when scoring on her last start for Clive Cox at Lingfield in May but needs the headgear to work again if getting a run. Third reserve. Star Rating 2 Shimla Rolann (GB) 1 flat win r2,608.90 — Handicap Rating 64 Adam Kirby 9.2 (H) won 1L hd from Chloholteen (GB) 9.4 and Ironside 9.7 LINGFIELD PARK 25 MAY 14rn hcp (46-65)7f 1yds Std 1min 24.9sec Adam Kirby 9.8 8L 6th of 11 to Corbulo 9.2 BATH 6 APR hcp (46-60)1m Gd /Frm Adam Kirby 9.4 1/2L hd 1 1/4L 4th to River Wharfe (GB) 9.8 LINGFIELD PARK 12 MAR 10rn hcp (46-65)7f 1yds Std

B,T worn by No. 6, No. 17, No. 19. Blinkers worn by No. 3, No. 8, No. 11, No. 18, No. 21, No. 22. Hood worn by No. 26. TStrap worn by No. 10, No. 12. Visor worn by No. 4, No. 20. Probable Starting Prices - 11/2 Betrayed (GB), 6/1 She’s In The Game, 13/2 Strange Times, 7/1 Jazz Dreamers, 10/1 Teddy Boy, King’s View, 12/1 Gatwick Kitten (USA), Darkdeserthighway, 14/1 Viv Vance, Florence Thompson, Attelboro, 16/1 Enter The Red, Intervention (GB), Baltinglass Abbey, 20/1 Drummond Warrior, No Speed Limit (FR), 25/1 Celtic Manor, Too Hard To Hold, Markievicz, Seven Worlds, Sors, Qaabil, 33/1 Eleuthera (GB)

2020 - 1st Eleuthera (GB) 2nd Snow Patch 3rd Polly Douglas (1 min. 0.8 sec.)

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CURRAGH COMMENT Betrayed has to enter the reckoning despite a 5lb hike for his win at Sligo last time, though a 4lb pull towards Jazz Dreamers, who was less than a length behind that day, could tilt the balance in favour of Seamus Fahey’s gelding. King’s View is a longstanding maiden but recent efforts have suggested a first success could be on the way, but fellow maiden STRANGE TIMES is preferred. Tracey Collins’ charge was only collared late on at Naas last time and could be the answer in a trappy affair.

WIN: STRANGE TIMES

DANGER: BETRAYED

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2021 Fixtures Saturday 21st August

Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes Coolmore Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes Paddy Power Irish Cambridgeshire Flame of Tara Stakes & Snow Fairy Stakes Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes Moyglare Stud Stakes Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes Comer Group International Irish St Leger Moyglare Jewels Blandford Stakes William Hill Renaissance Stakes Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes Weld Park Stakes Raa Atoll Loughbrown Stakes Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch Handicap Staffordstown Stud Stakes Hatstone Solicitors Waterford Testimonial Stakes

Friday 27th August

Sunday 12th September Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Saturday 25th September

Sunday 26th September Sunday 10th October

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS FIRST RACE 4.25p.m. The Finlay Volvo Curragh Stakes of €37,500 (Listed Race) (Generously sponsored by Finlay Volvo) Winner will receive €22,500 (Penalty Value: €22,125), Second will receive €7,500, Third will receive €3,750, Fourth will receive €1,875, Fifth will receive €1,125, Sixth will receive €750. For two years old only. About 5 furlongs. €300 to enter, €75 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 5lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Penalties - Winner of a Listed race 3lb extra; Of a Group 3 race 5lb extra; Of a Group 2 or Group 1 race 7lb extra. Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €22125; Second: €7500; Third: €3750; Fourth: €1875; Fifth: €1125; Sixth: €750. SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE SECOND RACE 4.55p.m. The Mongey Communications Handicap of €21,000 (Generously sponsored by Mongey Communications) Winner will receive €12,600 (Penalty Value: €12,390), Second will receive €4,200, Third will receive €2,100, Fourth will receive €1,050, Fifth will receive €630, Sixth will receive €420. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards (100 = 9st 12lbs). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 9st 12lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 5 furlongs. €168 to enter, €42 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Alternative Handicap. The Stewards of the Governing Bodies have instructed that, should the top weight in this race be withdrawn under Rule 194(iii)(a) and provided there is still a horse remaining in the race which is out of the handicap and weighted below the minimum weight following the time fixed for withdrawal under Rule 194(iii)(a), the weights of the remaining runners, under the terms of Rule 66(v)(a), will be adjusted in accordance with HRI Directive 2 (iii). Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Stalls centre of course. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Value to winner: €12390; Second: €4200; Third: €2100; Fourth: €1050; Fifth: €630; Sixth: €420. SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 5.30p.m. The Irish Racing Yearbook 2022 Nursery Handicap of €12,000 (Generously sponsored by Irish Racing Yearbook) Winner will receive €7,200 (Penalty Value: €7,080), Second will receive €2,400, Third will receive €1,200, Fourth will receive €600, Fifth will receive €360, Sixth will receive €240. An extended handicap for two years old only (85 = 9st 12lbs). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 9st 12lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 6 furlongs. €96 to enter, €24 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Stalls centre of course. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Value to winner: €7080; Second: €2400; Third: €1200; Fourth: €600; Fifth: €360; Sixth: €240. SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 6.00p.m. The Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3) (Generously sponsored by Fitzdares) (The Whip was presented by His Majesty King William IV to the I.H.R.B.) Winner will receive €30,000 (Penalty Value: €29,500), Second will receive €10,000, Third will receive €5,000, Fourth will receive €2,500, Fifth will receive €1,500, Sixth will receive €1,000. For three years old and upwards. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €250 to enter on July 21st; €250 extra if forfeit not declared by August 9th or €5,000 if entered by August 9th. Weights: 3-y-o 9st; 4-y-o and up 9st 8lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st January, 2021) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra; Of a Group 2 race or a Group 1 race 5lb extra. 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 Irish Champion Stakes. Free Entry Race (Irish Champion Stakes). Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 34 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 6.30p.m. The DMG Media Maiden of €12,000 (Generously sponsored by DMG Media) Winner will receive €7,200 (Penalty Value: €7,080), Second will receive €2,400, Third will receive €1,200, Fourth will receive €600, Fifth will receive €360, Sixth will receive €240. For three years old and upwards, maidens at starting. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €96 to enter, €24 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 7lbs; 4-y-o and up 10st 1lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €7080; Second: €2400; Third: €1200; Fourth: €600; Fifth: €360; Sixth: €240. SEE PAGE 38 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 7.00p.m. The Comer Group International Irish St Leger Trial Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3) (Registered as the Ballycullen Stakes) (Generously sponsored by Comer Group International) Winner will receive €30,000 (Penalty Value: €29,500), Second will receive €10,000, Third will receive €5,000, Fourth will receive €2,500, Fifth will receive €1,500, Sixth will receive €1,000. For three years old and upwards. About 1 mile 6 furlongs. €250 to enter on July 21st; €250 extra if forfeit not declared by August 9th or €5,000 if entered by August 9th. Weights: 3-y-o 9st; 4-y-o and up 9st 11lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (from 1st January, 2021 for races of ten furlongs or over) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra; Of a Group 2 race or a Group 1 race 5lb extra. 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 Comer Group International Irish St Leger. Free Entry Race (Irish St Leger). Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 46 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 7.30p.m. The Derek O’Sullivan Memorial Apprentice Handicap of €10,500 (45-70) Winner will receive €6,300 (Penalty Value: €6,195), Second will receive €2,100, Third will receive €1,050, Fourth will receive €525, Fifth will receive €315, Sixth will receive €210. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards rated 45-70. Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st 2lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 1 mile. €84 to enter, €21 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Riders: Apprentices who hold an Apprentice Licence under Rules of Racing issued by any recognised Turf Authority. Allowances - (up to and including 9th August and which are not cumulative) Apprentices who have not ridden three *winners allowed 7lb; Apprentices who have not ridden twenty *winners allowed 4lb; Apprentices who have not ridden thirty *winners allowed 2lb. *Including races under any N.H. Rules. Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Value to winner: €6195; Second: €2100; Third: €1050; Fourth: €525; Fifth: €315; Sixth: €210. SEE PAGE 52 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 8.00p.m. The TRI Equestrian Handicap of €10,000 (45-65) (Generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian) Winner will receive €6,000 (Penalty Value: €5,900), Second will receive €2,000, Third will receive €1,000, Fourth will receive €500, Fifth will receive €300, Sixth will receive €200. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards rated 45-65. Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st 2lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 6 furlongs. €80 to enter, €20 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Stalls centre of course. Handicaps calculated 9th August. Weights raised 1lb.Value to winner: €5900; Second: €2000; Third: €1000; Fourth: €500; Fifth: €300; Sixth: €200. SEE PAGE 58 FOR THIS RACE

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