Curragh Racecard - Sunday 8th August

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The Curragh Racecourse Sunday 8th August 2021

Phoenix Stakes

THE CURRAGH WHERE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE


Sponsoring the prestigious Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (G1) at the Curragh Racecourse is a great honor for the Keeneland Association of Lexington, Kentucky, especially because these two organizations share a passion for horses and racing despite our geographical distance of some 3,700 miles. We are especially proud that Lexington and County Kildare have been Sister Cities since 1984 in a nod to cultural similarities as the heart and soul of the Thoroughbred industry in our respective areas. The world’s leading Thoroughbred auction house and host of elite race meets in April and October, including the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Keeneland this October will celebrate its 85th anniversary. Albeit much younger than the Curragh, Keeneland mirrors the famous Irish racecourse as an icon in the global racing community. Together we pursue a common goal to conduct racing at the highest level and to provide fans with a memorable experience while we celebrate the Thoroughbred. Keeneland is preparing to welcome guests from Ireland and around the world to Central Kentucky for two of our premier sales, the September Yearling Sale on Sept. 13-24 and the November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 10. Between these two events is our world-class Fall Race Meet from Oct. 8-30. We invite you to attend our Fall sales and racing and experience all that Lexington has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you. Warm regards, SHANNON ARVIN Keeneland President and CEO


Welcome to the first of our Curragh August Festival of Racing. What a meeting we have to kick off with as it features the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, the first Group 1 race for 2 Year olds of the season. The card features eight races and oozes with quality. We would like to thank Keeneland for their generous support of the Curragh. Today we welcome Tony Lacy, while he is a regular visitor to Kildare, this is his first visit in his new role as Vice President of Sales with Keeneland and we would like to congratulate him on his appointment and wish him every success. We are delighted to have Ed Prosser here this afternoon. Ed is a great friend of the Curragh and has always been a big supporter of ours and this prestigious sponsorship. Keeneland have been rewarded with a great renewal as we see three of the first four in the GAIN Railway Stakes renew rivalry this afternoon. Last year we saw Lucky Vega win before commencing his new career at stud in Australia. This year’s race looks like another true classic renewal. The other group race is the Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes, a Group 3 contest for the speedy ones. Last year’s winner, Glen Shiel went on to Group 1 glory at Champions Day in Ascot. This year’s race has plenty of class and let’s hope another champion emerges today. Our other races are generously sponsored by The Loder Family, DMG Media, TRI Equestrian, Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital and the Irish Stallion Farms EBF. 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. A new addition to the Curragh August Festival of Racing this year is the Jockeys and Trainers Challenge. This is run on a points system over the four meetings and is very kindly sponsored by DMG Media. We are very grateful to them for this exciting initiative, it will be fun to follow over the month. 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 and ITV 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


OFFICIALS

KEENELAND PHOENIX STAKES DAY SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST 2021 The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is UNDER THE RULES OF RACING

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

RECEIVER OF ENTRIES: Horse Racing Ireland, Ballymany, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. STAKEHOLDER: Horse Racing Ireland MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Adrian McGoldrick VETERINARY OFFICERS: Mr Joe O’Donnell Mr John Byrne Mr Ernan O’Donnell FARRIERS: Eamon Behan Sean Kelly No card authentic unless signed by the Clerk of the Course.

observed. The following list of Stewards and Officials are officiating at today’s race meeting: ACTING STEWARDS: Mr. L. McFerran Dr. P. Molony Mr. J.T. Hunt Mr J. Rearden Mr. P.D. Matthews CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan CLERK OF THE SCALES: Mr. H. Hynes STARTER: Mr. J.R. Banahan JUDGE: Ms. J. Walsh HANDICAPPER:

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

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

Mr. G. O’Gorman STEWARDS SECRETARIES: Mr. L. Walsh & Mr. C. Sweeney MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr. A. McGoldrick VETERINARY OFFICER: Ms N. O’Connor MVB VETERINARY ASSISTANTS: Ms. C. Murphy & Mr. D. Cullen SECURITY OFFICER: Mr. K. O’Connor


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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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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.


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

2m

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

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1m4f

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

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

TRAINERS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: J P O’BRIEN (13 wins from 79 runners, 16%) runs SWAN BAY (1.25), ONAMERIDANCE and LIVIA CELESTE (1.55), MICROMOON (2.30), TOSHIZOU (4.40). W HAGGAS (12 wins from 40 runners, 30%) runs LIGHT REFRAIN (3.05). H PALMER (6 wins from 22 runners, 27%) runs EBRO RIVER (4.10). D K WELD (5 wins from 34 runners, 15%) runs ZUMORADDA (2.30), CRYSTAL BLACK (5.10). J HARRINGTON (5 wins from 67 runners, 7%) runs COWBOY JUSTICE and SHAKY OPERATOR (1.25), CORVIGLIA (1.55), MY HOLY FOX (2.30), BOPEDRO (4.40).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: COLIN KEANE (9 wins from 54 rides, 17%) rides MUSIC MAGIC (1.25), CAIRDE GO DEO (1.55), ROSA WOODSII (2.30), POWER UNDER ME (3.05), DR ZEMPF (4.10), MISS MOLLY T (5.10). SHANE FOLEY (7 wins from 45 rides, 16%) rides COWBOY JUSTICE (1.25), CORVIGLIA (1.55), MY HOLY FOX (2.30), QUARANTINE DREAMS (3.05), MR PC (3.40), EBRO RIVER (4.10), BOPEDRO (4.40). DECLAN MCDONOGH (5 wins from 31 rides, 16%) rides ONAMERIDANCE (1.55), MICROMOON (2.30), VENTURA REBEL (3.05), RED WASP (3.40). DYLAN MCMONAGLE (4 wins from 31 rides, 13%) rides GLANDORE HARBOUR (2.30), GOODNIGHT GIRL (5.10). RYAN MOORE (4 wins from 37 rides, 11%) rides BLUEGRASS (1.25), CONCERT HALL (1.55), LIGHT REFRAIN (3.05), PRETTIEST (4.10).

FANCY THAT A P O’BRIEN won the 1.55 race in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and 2016. The stable is represented by Concert Hall and History in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 4.10 race in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and 2017. The stable is represented by Prettiest and The Entertainer in the race today. M HALFORD won the 4.40 race in 2016 and 2017. The stable is represented by Eagle’s Flight in the race today.

WEIGHTWATCHER The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 5.10 Tresorier (won off 76 down 3lb to 73). NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 7th August .


GUIDE TO RACING

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

DISTANCE

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

The length of a race.

ANTE-POST

Describes a horse’s position in the starting stalls.

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

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

BACKWARD Young horse which needs time to mature.

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

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

COLOURS The racing silks worn by the jockeys.

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

CONNECTIONS The owner and trainer of a racehorse.

DAM Mother of a horse.

DRAW FILLY Female horse up to four years old.

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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).


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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.

STAYER

ODDS ON

A horse more suited to running over longer distances.

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

PACE

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

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

TIC-TAC

PENALTY

Bookmakers hand-signalling method relaying odds.

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

UNDER STARTERS’ ORDERS

PHOTO FINISH

WEIGH OUT/WEIGH IN

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

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

PLATE

WINNER ALRIGHT

Shoe worn by horse for racing.

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

SCHOOLED

Occurs when the race is about to start.

Trained to jump.

YEARLING

SHORT RUNNER

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

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

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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 7F You can also click on the map in the top right of the racing pages to see Fran’s talks

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


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THE KEENELAND

1902 Originally began at Phoenix Park and was run over 5f

1983 The race was changed from 5f to 6f and King Persian took full advantage of the additonal furlong

1979 Promoted to Group 1 status and Dermot Weld trained the winner of the upgraded race with Smokey Lady

1991 The race found a new home at Leopardstown and Bradawn Breever prevailed by a neck over Maledetto in a head-bobbing finish 1993 Turtle Island had an exciting 2-year-old campagin, landing the Nolfolk, Phoenix and Gimcrack Stakes before bolting up in the Irish 2000 Guineas by 15 lengths


PHOENIX STAKES 2020 Jesssica Harrington gains her first success in this race as Lucky Vega strikes with Shane Foley in the saddle 2002 The race is moved here to the Curragh but that didn’t stop Aidan O’Brien’s domination in this race as he extended his winning streak to 5 in a row.

2010 Caravaggio maintained his unbeaten record, bolting home by 4 lengths

2006 Holy Roman Emperor justified favouritism of 13/8 to complete a Curragh double in good style and Aidan O’Brien records his eighth success in the race

2010 Zoffany runs riot over the short-priced favourite Strong Suit

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2019 Siskin struts his stuff and gives Ger Lyons his first victory in this contest


JOHANNESBURG 2001 KEENELAND PHOENIX STAKES WINNER


Like many other Phoenix Stakes winners over the years, Johannesburg enjoyed a very useful two-year-old campaign, remaining unbeaten in all 7 starts and contuined Aidan O’Brien’s masterclass in this race.


2021 Fixtures Friday 13th August

Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes Comer Group International St Leger Trial

Saturday 21st August

Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes Coolmore Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes

Friday 27th August

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

Sunday 12th September Longines Irish Champions Weekend

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

Saturday 25th September

William Hill Renaissance Stakes Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes

Sunday 26th September

Weld Park Stakes Raa Atoll Loughbrown Stakes

Sunday 10th October

Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch Handicap Staffordstown Stud Stakes Hatstone Solicitors Waterford Testimonial Stakes

Thursday 14th October Tuesday 26th October


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RACE ONE

FIRST RACE 1.25P.M. THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF MAIDEN OF W16,500

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

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

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

RACE SPONSOR

A representative of the IEBF will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner and a prize Placepot - Races 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

PLAY THE PLACEPOT NOW! TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding

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

Well held when last of 11 on his debut over this course and distance in June and he is hard to recommend on the back of that performance. Star Rating 2 Adhuil 100/1 L.F. Roche 9.5 29L last of 11 to Point Lonsdale 9.5 here 2 JUN mdn 7f Yld

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

Showed some promise when fifth of six on his debut over 7f at Naas a month ago but he will have to improve significantly to win today. Star Rating 3 Apache Star 10/1 P.A. Harnett 9.0 5L 5th of 6 to Unconquerable 9.7 NAAS 3 JUL mdn 7f Gd

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Br B c Galileo - Quiet Reflection (GB) B Coolmore O D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,Westerberg

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Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

The first foal out of a top-class mare, who won a pair of Group 1 contests over 6f, and he is certainly a newcomer who merits plenty of respect. Star Rating 4

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Br B g Gleneagles - Blueberry Gal B J Keeling O Joseph E Keeling

Filled eighth place on his racecourse bow over 7f at Galway a couple of weeks ago and others appear to be safer picks in this competitive contest. Star Rating 2 Brown Eagle 66/1 W.J. Lee 9.5 6 3/4L 8th of 9 to I Am Magic 9.5 GAL 26 JUL mdn 7f Yld

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2 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B c Lope de Vega - Starflower (GB) B Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd O Alpha Racing

Only found one too good on his debut over 6f here in June and it would be no surprise to see him in the mix once again today. Star Rating 5 Cowboy Justice (GB) 9/2 S. Foley 9.7 3 3/4L 2nd to Beauty Inspire 9.7 here 25 JUN 11rn mdn 6f Gd

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Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Closely related to plenty of winners, including the four-time scorer Dawn Hoofer, and any market support for him on debut this afternoon would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

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Br B c Slade Power - Roseisarose B Skymarc Farm Inc O Lady O’Reilly

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Chris Hayes J Edward Lynam T

A half-brother to Hooves Like Jagger, who won over 1m 3f. Looks to be up against it on his racecourse bow given how strong this contest appears to be. Star Rating 3

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Br B c Australia (GB) - Honey Hunter B Honey Hunter Syndicate O Colm G Griffin & Adrian McNally & B McNally & Pauline Breslin

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Billy Lee J K J Condon T

Out of a mare who won over 1m 2f and he cost £33,000 as a yearling. May need further than this in time to be at his very best. Star Rating 3

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Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

A £110,000 purchase as a yearling and is a half-brother to the multiple Group-placed Mubtasim. Represents a yard that can get one ready first time and he is a newcomer who has to be considered. Star Rating 4

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Br B c Street Sense (USA) - Accusation (USA) B Hunter Valley Farm O Richard Galway

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Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

A half-brother to a Grade 3 winner over 5f on turf in the US and any market support for this $60,000 purchase would have to be noted. Star Rating 3

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32 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Br Ch c Australia (GB) - Defrost My Heart B Fair Salina O D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,Westerberg

Has only been narrowly denied in his two previous starts, both coming over this course and distance, and he would be the one they all have to beat if taking up this engagement. Declared to run at Tipperary on Friday. Star Rating 4 Shark Bay 3/1Fav R.L. Moore 9.5 ns 2nd to John The Baptist 9.5 here 17 JUL 10rn mdn 7f Gd 5/1 R.L. Moore 9.5 s/hd ns 3rd to Atomic Jones (FR) 9.5 here 27 JUN 9rn mdn 7f Gd/Frm

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Br Ch c Air Force Blue (USA) - Antinous (USA) B Ballyfair Bloodstock O Fitzwilliam Racing

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Shane Kelly J J P Murtagh T

Shares his page with plenty of winners in the US but he is likely to be better once he has got this first race experience under his belt. Star Rating 3

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Br B c Australia (GB) - Similu (GB) B Lynchbages Edgeridge Ltd & Glenvale Stud O Lloyd J Williams Syndicate

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Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Connections parted with 110,000gns to purchase him as a yearling and his half-brother has won over a mile. One of the more interesting newcomers in this field. Star Rating 4

14 VON KROLOCK (-)

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Br B c Morpheus (GB) - Maria Montez (GB) B Mrs Claire Doyle O Mrs Claire Doyle

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Ronan Whelan J Timothy Doyle T

A half-brother to a 1m winner and his dam scored four times over 6f. Looks to be up against it in a strong maiden on his racecourse debut. Star Rating 2

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Br Ch f Cotai Glory (GB) - Novel Fun B Paul McEnery O P F McEnery

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Andrew Slattery J P F McEnery (R) T

A half-sister to Medahim, who has won four times times between 6f and 1m including a Listed race in the UAE. May find that a few are too good today. Star Rating 3

16 MISSY ZIPPY (-)

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Br B f Free Eagle - Grid Lock B Aidan Sexton O Max Plapp

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M A Gallagher J Ross O’Sullivan T

Closely related to Road Rage, who won over 7f, but may have to settle for a minor role this afternoon given her lack of previous race experience. Star Rating 2

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2020 - 1st Thunder Moon 2nd Colour Sergeant 3rd Baton Rouge (1 min. 26.6 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT COWBOY JUSTICE was unfortunate to bump into an exciting prospect, who has subsequently won a Group 3, when finishing second on his debut over 6f here in June. The step up in trip should suit this colt and he is entitled to improve for that experience. Bluegrass is arguably the most noteworthy newcomer, being out of the top-class sprinter Quiet Reflection, although Music Magic and Swan Bay also merit plenty of respect.

WIN: COWBOY JUSTICE

DANGER: BLUEGRASS

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

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

THE LODER FAMILY

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RACE ONE

TStrap worn by No. 15. Probable Starting Prices - 13/8 Shark Bay, 4/1 Cowboy Justice (GB), 13/2 Bluegrass, 7/1 Music Magic, 8/1 Craic At Dawn, 12/1 Apache Star, Swan Bay, 16/1 Shaky Operator (USA), Strike Eagle (USA), 20/1 Jack Rose, Mr Trinket, 33/1 Brown Eagle, 50/1 Von Krolock, Fools Glory, Missy Zippy, 66/1 Adhuil


MASTERCRAFTSMAN 2008 KEENELAND PHOENIX STAKES WINNER


Unbeaten on all 5 starts here at the Curragh, Mastercraftsman was a fanatic winner of this race in 2008. He went clear by 4 and a half lengths of the evens favourite Art Connoisseur. This classy colt then went on to land the Irish 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes before being retired to stud



CURRAGH TRAINER PROFILE Brendan Duke Brendan Duke worked for trainers Jim Bolger and Charlie Mann before taking his out own trainer’s licence in Britain in 2001 before moving back to Ireland to train on the Curragh in 2011. 2021 marks Brendan’s 10th year training on The Curragh and he is firmly of the opinion that The Curragh training facilities are the best in Europe. Brendan has trained the very talented Warm The Voice who won a maiden, two premier nurseries and was 3rd in the G2 Beresford Stakes behind Saxon Warrior. Brendan’s lifelong dream is to win the Irish Derby at The Curragh and he is looking forward to when he finds his Derby horse!


SECOND RACE 1.55P.M. THE LODER IRISH EBF FILLIES RACE OF W28,000

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r16520; Second: r5600; Third: r2800; Fourth: r1400; Fifth: r840; Sixth: r560.

RACE TWO

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

RACE SPONSOR

The Loder family will award a prize 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

CONCERT HALL (21)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

2

9

6

(132)

(9)

21 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Br B f Dubawi - Was B Was Syndicate O D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,Westerberg

Half-sister to Darkness Falls, who won over 7f. Put up a taking victory over course and distance last month after a promising debut at Fairyhouse and there could be more improvement to come. Winning Range gd. Star Rating 5 Concert Hall 1 win r9,735.00 CD 11/8Fav R.L. Moore 9.2 won 1/2L nk from Voice Of Angels (GB) 9.2 and Shamiyana 9.2 here 18 JUL 10rn mdn 7f Gd 1min 27.6sec 10/11Fav W.M. Lordan 9.2 2 1/2L 2nd to Pennine Hills 9.2 FAIR 7 JUL 9rn mdn 6f Gd

2

CORVIGLIA (USA) (17)

2

9

6

(132)

(5)

61 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br Ch f Karakontie (JPN) - Light Blow (USA) B Flaxman Holdings Limited O Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd

Full sister to Sole Volante, who won twice at 7f and 1m including a Group 3 race. Progressed from first to second start to land the spoils in comfortable fashion at Leapardstown and open to improvement. Winning Range gd. Star Rating 4 Corviglia (USA) 1 win r14,750.00 9/2 S. Foley 8.11 won 1 3/4L 1 1/2L from Limiti Di Greccio 8.9 and Maeve Of Connaught 8.13 LEP 22 JUL 13rn mdn 7f 20yds Gd 1min 30.6sec 15/2 S. Foley 8.13 6 1/2L 6th of 11 to Admiral D 9.4 LIST 5 JUN mdn 6f 60yds Sft

3

CAIRDE GO DEO (FR) (24)

2

9

2

Br B f Camelot (GB) - Elusive Galaxy B S A R L Haras Du Logis Saint Germain O Mark Dobbin

(128)

(2)

2 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Full sister to Heroine, who won four times between 7f and 1m 3f. Was just mowed down late on over 1m on debut at Leapardstown so the drop back to 7f is expected to suit here. Star Rating 4 Cairde Go Deo (FR) 9/4 C.T. Keane 9.2 1 1/4L 2nd to Suwayra 9.2 LEP 15 JUL 8rn mdn 1m Gd

4

LIVIA CELESTE (24)

2

9

2

(128)

(3)

4 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br Ch f Galileo - Nell Gwyn B Coolmore O Healthy Wood Co Limited

Related to a couple of winners including Waver, who struck over middle distances and over timber. Didn’t shape without promise behind the reopposing Cairde Go Deo at Leapardstown and could be more streetwise here. Star Rating 3 Livia Celeste 11/2 S.M. Crosse 9.2 1 1/4L 5L 1/2L 4th to Suwayra 9.2 LEP 15 JUL 8rn mdn 1m Gd

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NECTARINE (17)

2

9

2

(128)

(11)

609 F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

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

Yet to place in three starts. Has plenty ground to make up with Corviglia from last time and looks more of a filly for handicaps further down the line. Star Rating 2 Nectarine 40/1 K.J. Manning 8.9 10L 9th of 13 to Corviglia (USA) 8.11 LEP 22 JUL mdn 7f 20yds Gd 33/1 K.J. Manning 9.2 10L 11th of 15 to Homeless Songs 9.2 LEP 8 JUL mdn 7f Gd 8/1 K.J. Manning 8.9 6 1/4L 6th of 8 to Snapius 8.9 LIM 18 JUN mdn 6f 150yds Gd

6

SHE’S EVAPORUST (44)

2

9

2

(128)

(7)

0 F Gary Halpin J Adrian Murray T

Br Gr f Galileo Gold (GB) - Chiara Wells B Tiger Bloodstock & Tally-Ho Stud O Jose Souza Guerra

Half-sister to a couple of winners including Tommy Rock, who won twice at 6f and 1m. Didn’t show much on debut over C&D and looks to be facing a tough task again here. Star Rating 2 She’s Evaporust 125/1 J.M. Sheridan 8.11 9 1/4L 11th of 14 to Discoveries 9.2 here 25 JUN mdn 7f Gd

7

ESCULENTA (-)

2

8

13

Br B f Acclamation (GB) - Myrica (GB) B Ballygallon Stud Limited O Ballygallon Stud Limited

(125)

(4) F

Shane Kelly J J P Murtagh T

Half-sister to Guinevere, who won an all-weather race at 1m 4f and over hurdles at 2m. Her stable is not known for first-time-out winners but she is interesting being an Acclamation filly that will relish any good ground. Star Rating 3

8

HISTORY (-)

2

8

Br B f Galileo - Prize Exhibit (GB) B Barronstown Stud O M Tabor,D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,Westerberg

13

(125)

(10) F

Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Dam won six times between 6f and 1m including a Group 3 race. Any newcomer from these connections must be respected, especially one by Galileo, and she fetched a cool 2.8million guineas as a yearling. Star Rating 3

9

ONAMERIDANCE (-)

2

Br B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Rythmic (GB) B Newtown Anner Stud O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

8

13

(125)

(6) F

Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Half-sister to African Beat, who won at 1m 1f. Represents a stable in form who have shown they can have debut winners as seen by one of theirs winning at Leopardstown on Thursday evening. Star Rating 3

10 RANCHO SANTA FE (FR) (-)

2

Br B f Frankel (GB) - Love Is Blindness B M John Camilleri O Craig Bernick

8

13

(125)

(8) F

Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Cost 460,000 guineas as a yearling and comes from a decent family on her dam’s side, but she may find this trip a bit shar,p being by Frankel out of a Sir Percy mare. Stable can ready them. Star Rating 2

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RACE TWO

5


11 TOSTAL (-)

2

Br B f Lawman (FR) - Gleigeal (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

8

13

(125)

(1) F

Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

RACE TWO

Related to a couple of winners including Moltoir, who struck over this trip. Stable know what the time of day is with their newcomers usually and she has to be respected in this contest. Star Rating 3

Probable Starting Prices - 9/4 Cairde Go Deo (FR), 5/2 Concert Hall, 11/2 Corviglia (USA), 13/2 History, 8/1 Livia Celeste, 10/1 Tostal, 12/1 Onameridance, 16/1 Rancho Santa Fe (FR), 20/1 Esculenta, 25/1 Nectarine, 50/1 She’s Evaporust

2020 - 1st Shandra 2nd Shahaada 3rd Talacre (USA) (1 min. 28.7 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT CONCERT HALL is bred to be good, being by Dubawi out of Oaks winner Was, and she went some way towards proving that with a smart victory over C&D last month. She looks to have much more to come ahead of possible tilts at Group company in the near future. Corviglia made a striking impression when winning at Leopardstown and she could be anything for a trainer that does particularly well with fillies. Cairde Go Deo should enjoy the drop in trip, while of the newcomers, History and Tostal are worth noting.

WIN: CONCERT HALL

DANGER: CORVIGLIA

SIR EDMUND LODER

The Curragh would like to thank Sir Edmund Loder and his family for the sponsorship of the Loder IEBF Race. The Loder family have a long and very historic association with the racecourse and we would like to thank them for their continued support.

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ZOFFANY

2010 KEENELAND PHOENIX STAKES WINNER


A classy two-year-old, Zoffany won 5 times as a juvenile and despite not winning another race after his success in this contest, he was still held in the higest of regards; contesting group 1 races behind the likes of Frankel



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THIRD RACE 2.30P.M. THE DMG MEDIA FILLIES MAIDEN OF W12,000

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride 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.

RACE THREE

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

APPLE OF HIS EYE (29)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

9

2

(128)

(13)

7 F Tom Madden J Richard Brabazon (R) T

Br B f Mehmas - Maridiyna B Premier Bloodstock O Leon Carrick & Michelle Gibbons

Half-sister to Come On Come On, who won over 7f and 1m. Finished seventh at Naas on racecourse debut last month and should appreciate this step up in distance, with cheekpieces now removed. Star Rating 2 Apple Of His Eye 33/1 T.P. Madden 9.2 (CP) 8 1/4L 7th of 15 to Stag Night 9.2 NAV 10 JUL mdn 5f 164yds Gd

2

CARIROSE (8)

3

9

2

(128)

(12)

60 F Donagh O’Connor J John C McConnell T

Br B f Ivawood - Carini (GB) B Joseph Hernon O Dolty Boyle

Unplaced in both starts at Dundalk and Galway. Likely to be one for handicaps further down the line and is trying this shorter distance for the first time. Star Rating 2 Carirose 66/1 Siobhan Rutledge 8.9 19L 12th of 16 to Sherkin Island 9.2 GAL 31 JUL mdn 1m 73yds Gd 100/1 D.W. O’Connor 8.13 12L 6th of 10 to Safecracker (GB) 9.4 DUN 12 JUL mdn 1m 2f 150yds Std

3

DAME SHELBY (GB) (-)

3

Br B f Shalaa - Sommerflora (GER) B Sommerflora Partnership O Mrs E P Harty

9

2

(128)

(4) F

M A Gallagher J Eddie & Patrick Harty T

Half-sister to Dr Race who won four times at 5f and 6f, as well as Dr King, a winner in France and Hong Kong. May be best watched on his racecourse introduction. Star Rating 2

4

DONT TELL THE BEAR (32)

3

9

2

(128)

(9)

9 F Ronan Whelan J Jarlath P Fahey T

Br B f Kodi Bear - Littlemissara B Peter & Sarah Fortune O Mrs Suzanne Fahey

Half-sister to a winner in Poland who is out of a half-sister to a Group 3 winner. Finished ninth on racecourse debut at Fairyhouse last month and will need to take a step forwards here. Star Rating 2 Dont Tell The Bear 80/1 R.P. Whelan 9.2 8 1/4L 9th of 17 to Dixie Bluebell 9.2 FAIR 7 JUL mdn 7f Gd

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5

EDGE OF MY SEAT (62)

3

9

2

(128)

(1)

70 F Mark Enright J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Br Ch f Mastercraftsman - Only Young Once B Mrs Noreen McManus O John P McManus

Unplaced in both starts at Gowran Park, both when sent off at big prices. Bred to appreciate stamina trips and is likely to need further than this to be seen at his very best. Star Rating 2 Edge Of My Seat 40/1 M.A. Enright 9.2 19L 12th of 15 to Frill 9.2 GOW 7 JUN mdn 7f Gd 33/1 M.A. Enright 9.2 12L 7th of 16 to Texas Moon 9.7 GOW 5 MAY mdn 7f Yld

ELANORA (6)

3

9

2

(TStrap)

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

(128)

(6)

2-02034 F Gavin Ryan J M C Grassick T

Placed in three of eight starts. A potential pace angle after posting a fourth-placed finish at Naas earlier this month. Now steps back to the trip that saw her finish third at Gowran on her penultimate start. Star Rating 3 Elanora — Handicap Rating 76 9/1 HR76 W.J. Lee 9.2 (TS) 3/4L 1 3/4L 2 1/4L 4th to Ulster Blackwater 9.2 NAAS 2 AUG 9rn mdn 1m Gd 4/1 HR77 G.M. Ryan 9.2 hd 2 3/4L 3rd to Frill 9.2 GOW 7 JUN 15rn mdn 7f Gd 16/1 HR79 M.P. Sheehy 8.7 9 1/4L 10th of 13 to Lust 9.3 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 7f Sft/Hvy

7

FASCINATING SECRET (-)

3 (Hood)

Br B f Fascinating Rock - Electras Secret B Sweet Caroline Partnership O James & Tara Jones Partnership

9

2

(128)

(3) F

Leigh Roche J Aidan Anthony Howard T

Filly by Fascinating Rock who fetched €17,000 at the sales. Making her racecourse debut in this and fitted with a hood for it. Might be best watched on her introduction. Star Rating 2

8

GLANDORE HARBOUR (-)

3

Br B f Camelot (GB) - Cmonbabylitemyfire B Grange Stud O Robert J W Moran

9

2

(128)

(5) F

Dylan Browne McMonagle (3) J John Joseph Murphy T

Half-sister to Orlaith, who won twice at 5f. Fetched €100,000 at the sales and warrants respect on racecourse debut. One to note in the betting market for an in-form trainer. Star Rating 2

9

KHLASS (24)

3

9

2

Br B f No Nay Never (USA) - Subtle Charm (GB) B Lynch Bages & Camas Park Stud O Pension Fund V Syndicate

(128)

(7)

84 F Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Latest run when overcoming trouble in running to finish fourth at Leopardstown was a step in the right direction and has an each-way chance in this field, now dropping back in distance. Star Rating 3 Khlass 14/1 C.D. Hayes 9.2 1 1/4L 2 1/4L 2 1/2L 4th to Gaheris (GER) 9.7 LEP 15 JUL 9rn mdn 1m 1f Gd 14/1 C.D. Hayes 9.2 6 3/4L 8th of 12 to Neptune Rock 9.2 LEP 10 JUN mdn 6f 181yds Gd

10 MICROMOON (15)

3

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

9

2

(128)

(8)

2 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Full sister to Damselfly, who won over 1m. Made an encouraging start to life with a second-placed finish at Gowran Park and looks a leading candidate here if taking a step forward. Star Rating 5 Micromoon 7/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.2 4 1/2L 2nd to Miramis 9.2 GOW 24 JUL 15rn mdn 7f Gd

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RACE THREE

6


11 MY HOLY FOX (15)

3

9

2

(2)

(128)

74 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br Br f Holy Roman Emperor - My Renee (USA) B Kilcarn Stud O Zhang Yuesheng

Left her debut form behind when producing a promising effort last month at Gowran Park, after making eye-catching progress. Could have more improvement to offer for a leading trainer. Star Rating 4 My Holy Fox 10/1 T.P. Madden 9.2 4 1/2L 3L 1 3/4L 4th to Miramis 9.2 GOW 24 JUL 15rn mdn 7f Gd 25/1 S. Foley 9.2 3 3/4L 7th of 14 to Maoilin (USA) 9.2 DUN 31 MAR mdn 7f Std

12 PUNAKHA (26)

3

RACE THREE

9

2

(Visor)

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

(128)

(14)

426 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Has hinted at ability in all three starts so far and is now dropped back in distance, after below-par run at Killarney, with a first-time visor applied. Star Rating 3 Punakha — Handicap Rating 82 5/2 HR83 W.J. Lee 9.2 3 1/4L 6th of 13fn, 14rn to Turbulence 10.2 KILL 13 JUL mdn 1m 30yds Gd 8/1 W.J. Lee 9.2 hd 2nd to Frill 9.2 GOW 7 JUN 15rn mdn 7f Gd 18/1 N.M. Crosse 8.11 2 1/4L 2L 1 3/4L 4th to Montego Bay 9.2 NAAS 8 MAY 15rn mdn 7f Yld/Sft

13 ROSA WOODSII (FR) (37)

3

9

2

(128)

(11)

02-4 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br B Br f Wootton Bassett (GB) - Dazzling Rose (GB) B Emma Capon Bloodstock O David Spratt & Sean Jones & Mrs Lynne Lyons

Showed some promise in two starts as a juvenile and posted a respectable fourth-placed effort at Bellewstown on seasonal bow. Likely to be among the leading contenders in this field. Star Rating 4 Rosa Woodsii (FR) — Handicap Rating 79 9/2 C.T. Keane 9.2 3 1/2L 1 1/2L 2 3/4L 4th to Friendly 9.2 BELW 2 JUL 8rn mdn 7f 175yds Gd 15/2 C.T. Keane 9.2 1L 2nd to Sense Of Style 9.2 NAAS 17 SEP 20 10rn mdn 7f Gd 8/1 C.T. Keane 9.2 9 1/2L 10th of 18 to Thunder Beauty 9.2 here 26 JUL 20 mdn 6f Yld

14 ZUMORADDA (13)

3

9

2

(128)

(10)

62-2383 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Br Br f Awtaad - Mesadah B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd

Has the most experience in this field and has to be taken seriously now switched into this grade from handicaps after a third-placed finish at Galway. Definitely enters the reckoning in this. Star Rating 4 Zumoradda — Handicap Rating 78 11/2Fav HR76 C.T. Keane 9.10 nk hd 3rd to Black Cat Bobby (GB) 9.10 GAL 26 JUL 15rn hcp (50-80)7f Yld 2/1Fav HR76 C.T. Keane 9.11 6L 8th of 10 to Affable (GB) 9.1 ROS 29 JUN Ext hcp 7f 63yds Gd 9/4Fav HR74 C.T. Keane 9.7 2 1/2L nk 3rd to Coill Na Sionainne 9.11 LEP 17 JUN 14rn hcp (45-75)1m Gd/Frm

Hood worn by No. 7. TStrap worn by No. 6. Visor worn by No. 12. Probable Starting Prices - 5/2 Micromoon, 7/2 Zumoradda, 5/1 Punakha, 6/1 Rosa Woodsii (FR), 8/1 Elanora, My Holy Fox, 10/1 Khlass, 20/1 Apple Of His Eye, 25/1 Dame Shelby (GB), Dont Tell The Bear, Glandore Harbour, 33/1 Edge Of My Seat, Fascinating Secret, 50/1 Carirose

2020 - 1st So Wonderful (USA) 2nd Lady Anner 3rd Sagrada Familia (GB) (1 min. 41.6 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT MICROMOON made a pleasing start on her racecourse debut at Gowran Park when posting a second-placed finish. The daughter of No Nay Never comes from a family the yard know well and she gets the vote to break her maiden tag. Zumoradda brings plenty of experience to this field and is likely to be on the premises, now switching back from handicaps. Rosa Woodsii put in a respectable performance on her seasonal bow at Bellewstown last month and is entitled to improve.

WIN: MICROMOON

DANGER: ZUMORADDA

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AIR FORCE BLUE 2015 KEENELAND PHOENIX STAKES WINNER


Another colt who made his impression felt as a juvenile, Air Force Blue was a classy winner of this contest and later went on to win the National Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket


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FOURTH RACE 3.05P.M. THE RATHASKER STUD PHOENIX SPRINT STAKES OF W50,000 (GROUP 3)

6f

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

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

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RACE SPONSOR

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TRIFECTA RACE

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

GUSTAVUS WESTON (22)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

10

0

(140)

(6)

3-56612 F Gary Carroll J Joseph G Murphy T

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

In the best form of his career at present and, with these conditions likely to suit him well, he could make another bold bid despite carrying a 5lb penalty. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 4 Gustavus Weston 3 flat wins r106,720.00 CD — Handicap Rating 108 10/1 HR108 G.F. Carroll 9.9 1 1/4L 2nd to Mooneista 9.2 here 17 JUL 8rn Group 2 5f Gd 14/1 HR98 G.F. Carroll 9.5 won 3/4L 1 3/4L from Make A Challenge 9.5 and Sonaiyla 9.2 here 22 MAY 10rn Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy 1min 13sec 12/1 HR100 G.F. Carroll 9.11 7L 6th of 10 to Logo Hunter 9.3 NAAS 16 MAY Listed 5f Sft

2

HARRY’S BAR (GB) (43)

6

Br Ch g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Firenze (GB) B Jan & Peter Hopper O Shamrock Thoroughbreds & Miss Susan Barton

9

(TStrap)

9

(135)

(8)

036200 F Gavin Ryan J Adrian McGuinness T

Talented performer on his day but has failed to hold his form on turf recently and, with the tongue-tie fitted, he may find others too strong. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Harry’s Bar (GB) 9 flat wins r132,267.20 D — Handicap Rating 106 28/1 HR106 R.P. Whelan 9.12 12L last of 16 to Romantic Proposal 9.4 here 26 JUN Listed 6f Gd R. P. Whelan 9.5 11L 13th of 16 to Oxted (GB) 9.5 ASCOT 15 JUN Group 1 5f Gd /Frm 16/1 HR100 R.P. Whelan 10.0 3/4L 2nd to Mooneista 8.10 NAAS 26 APR 9rn Listed 5f Gd

3

VENTURA REBEL (GB) (43)

4

Br B c Pastoral Pursuits (GB) - Finalize (GB) B Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd O Abdullah Menahi

(CPiece)

9

9

(135)

(4)

561-580 F Declan McDonogh J Richard Fahey (in GB) T

Not at his best on the all-weather last time but, with these conditions looking set to be more favourable, he may be capable of making a greater impact here. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 3 Ventura Rebel (GB) 3 flat wins r43,716.90 CD — Handicap Rating 107 Paul Hanagan 9.6 (CP) 8L 10th of 13 to Chil Chil (GB) 9.0 NEWCASTLE 26 JUN Group 3 6f Std P. Hanagan 9.3 (CP) 5L 8th of 12 to Dream Of Dreams 9.3 ASCOT 19 JUN Group 1 6f Sft Paul Hanagan 9.8 (CP) 5L 5th of 12 to Starman (GB) 9.8 YORK 12 MAY Group 2 6f Gd /Sft

4

A CASE OF YOU (51)

3 (TStrap)

Br B c Hot Streak - Karjera B Limestone and Tara Studs O Gary Devlin

9

8

(134)

(9)

11-1010 F Ronan Whelan J Adrian McGuinness T

Probably best excused a slightly disappointing run in the Commonwealth Cup last time, having lost a shoe, and he may bounce back under conditions which will suit him well. Winning Range Sft-Yld and AW. Star Rating 4 A Case Of You 4 flat wins r80,535.00 C D — Handicap Rating 108 R. P. Whelan 9.0 8L 11th of 15 to Dragon Symbol (GB)(disq) 9.0 ASCOT 18 JUN Group 1 6f Hvy 7/2 HR108 R.P. Whelan 9.5 won nk hd from Mooneista(disq) 9.2 and Power Under Me 9.5 NAAS 16 MAY 9rn Group 3 5f 205yds Sft 1min 13.6sec 9/4Fav HR108 R.P. Whelan 9.5 9L last of 12 to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 11 APR Listed 7f Gd

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5

ROMANTIC PROPOSAL (22)

5

9

6

(132)

(2)

47-3213 F Chris Hayes J Edward Lynam T

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

Classy performer who met some trouble in running when third in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes last time. Looks a leading contender now moving back up in trip. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 4 Romantic Proposal 4 flat wins r106,525.50 CD — Handicap Rating 104 100/30 HR105 C.D. Hayes 9.6 1 1/4L 2 3/4L 3rd to Mooneista 9.2 here 17 JUL 8rn Group 2 5f Gd 11/4Fav HR101 C.D. Hayes 9.4 won 1 1/2L 1/2L from Teresa Mendoza 8.11 and Quarantine Dreams 9.2 here 26 JUN 16rn Listed 6f Gd 1min 12.2sec 6/1 HR99 S.M. Crosse 9.8 1/2L 2nd to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN 13rn Group 3 6f Yld

6

†LIGHT REFRAIN (GB) (30)

3

9

5

(131)

(3)

12-1401 F Ryan Moore J William Haggas (in GB) T

Br B f Frankel (GB) - Light Music (GB) B The Queen O The Queen

Highly progressive three-year-old and, with conditions set to work in her favour, she looks capable of stepping up again now taking on the boys. Winning Range Sft-Gd and AW. Star Rating 5 Light Refrain (GB) 3 flat wins €102,884.30 D— Handicap Rating 107 Tom Marquand 8.12 won 2 1/4L hd from Vadream (GB) 8.12 and Declaring Love (GB) 9.4 YORK 9 JUL 10rn Group 3 6f Gd 1min 10.8sec Tom Marquand 8.12 13L 11th of 18 to Creative Force 9.1 ASCOT 19 JUN Group 3 7f Sft Tom Marquand 8.11 ns 1L ns 4th to Rohaan 9.0 HAYDOCK PARK 22 MAY 10rn Group 2 6f Hvy

POWER UNDER ME (21)

3

9

5

(131)

(1)

1-423 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br B g Mehmas - Oonagh B Ms Barbel Reiss O Vincent Gaul

Proven at this level and still has the scope for further improvement, although there is a slight question mark over whether this drop in trip will play to his strengths. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Power Under Me 1 flat win r9,145.00 D — Handicap Rating 104 5/1 HR104 C.T. Keane 9.3 1 1/4L 2 1/2L 3rd to Order Of Australia 9.13 here 18 JUL 7rn Group 2 7f Gd 17/2 HR96 C.T. Keane 9.5 nk hd 3rd to A Case Of You 9.5 NAAS 16 MAY 9rn Group 3 5f 205yds Sft 5/2Fav HR100 C.T. Keane 9.7 nk 2 1/2L 1 1/4L 4th to Zig Zag Zyggy 8.13 NAAS 28 MAR 17rn Ext hcp 5f 205yds Sft

8

QUARANTINE DREAMS (43)

3

9

5

(V,T)

Br B g Make Believe (GB) - Chiarezza (AUS) B Airlie Stud O Genesis Thoroughbreds Club

(131)

(5)

0153 F Shane Foley J K J Condon T

Posted her best effort when third over course and distance last time but requires further progression now moving up in grade. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Quarantine Dreams 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 102 25/1 HR97 N.G. McCullagh 9.2 (V) (TS) 1 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Romantic Proposal 9.4 here 26 JUN 16rn Listed 6f Gd 28/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.4 (V) (TS) 3 3/4L 5th of 11 to Logo Hunter 9.7 CK 9 JUN Listed 5f Yld 12/1 W.J. Lee 9.7 (BK) (TS) won 2 3/4L 1 1/2L from Jon Riggens 9.7 and Roses Blue 9.2 CK 7 MAY 16rn mdn 5f Gd/Frm 59.9sec

9

† THE HIGHWAY RAT (27)

3

9

Br B c Dandy Man - Suzette de Bavay B Honeypig Stud O Mrs S M L Oliver

5

(131)

(10)

140121 F Wayne Lordan J A Oliver T

Has really stepped up since switching to sprinting, winning impressively at Dundalk on two occasions, but the step up to 6f may possibly stretch him if the rain continues to fall. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 The Highway Rat 3 flat wins r25,370.00 — Handicap Rating 104 3/1Fav HR92 C.D. Hayes 9.5 won 3 1/4L nk from Lipizzaner (USA) 10.0 and Strong Johnson 9.1 DUN 12 JUL 7rn hcp 5f Std 58.4sec 4/1 HR91 R.P. Whelan 9.13 nk 2nd to Iva Batt 9.2 CK 19 MAY 8rn Ext hcp 5f Yld/Sft 9/2 HR72 R.P. Whelan 9.12 won 7L 3/4L from Fine Distraction 9.5 and Zen Silence 9.7 DUN 12 MAY 11rn hcp 5f Std 59.4sec

10 TERESA MENDOZA (18)

3

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

(TStrap)

9

2

(128)

(7)

0-33273 F Billy Lee J K J Condon T

Has failed to fully deliver on her early promise and she may find a few of her rivals too hot to handle now moving back up in grade. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 2 Teresa Mendoza 1 flat win r9,735.00 CD — Handicap Rating 98 11/4Fav HR98 W.J. Lee 9.3 (TS) 3/4L 2L 3rd to Wren’s Breath 9.3 NAAS 21 JUL 13rn Listed 5f 205yds Gd Mickael Barzalona 8.9 (TS) 6L 7th of 9 to O Trasno (FR) 8.13 DEAUVILLE 11 JUL Listed 6f Sft /Hvy 4/1 HR97 W.J. Lee 8.11 (TS) 1 1/2L 2nd to Romantic Proposal 9.4 here 26 JUN 16rn Listed 6f Gd

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RACE FOUR

7


† Denotes Supplementary Entry CPiece worn by No. 3. TStrap worn by No. 2, No. 4, No. 10. V,T worn by No. 8. Probable Starting Prices - 10/3 Light Refrain (GB), 9/2 A Case Of You, 5/1 Gustavus Weston, 6/1 Power Under Me, The Highway Rat, 13/2 Romantic Proposal, 12/1 Ventura Rebel (GB), Quarantine Dreams, Teresa Mendoza, 14/1 Harry’s Bar (GB) 2020 - 1st Glen Shiel (GB) 2nd Sonaiyla 3rd Forever In Dreams (1 min. 12.6 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT

LIGHT REFRAIN has looked a sprinter going places this year, winning in good style in Group 3 company at York last time, and she continues to give the impression that the best is yet to come. With the ground likely to ride on the easy side, she looks capable of progressing once again. Romantic Proposal may be suited by the return to 6f and looks a serious threat, while A Case Of You is better than he showed last time and should make a greater impact under favourable conditions.

DANGER: ROMANTIC PROPOSAL

WIN: LIGHT REFRAIN

RACE FOUR

HORSE WELFARE - A PRIORITY

At every race meeting there are specially qualified equine veterinary surgeons on duty to look after the wellbeing of all the horses racing. There is a vet in attendance at the start of each race who, follows the horses throughout the race and is quickly on hand if a casualty occurs. It is normal procedure to erect screens around any horse receiving veterinary treatment. This allows the veterinary surgeon some privacy to fully assess the horses’ injuries and race goers should not assume the worst if screens are erected around an injured horse. The Blue Cross ambulance is always present to transport the horse back to the stable yard for further treatment if necessary. A second veterinary surgeon is in attendance in the stable yard to assess and treat any horses requiring such attention post race. The horses’ welfare is always our priority. THE ASSOCIATION OF IRISH RACECOURSE VETERINARY SURGEONS (AIRCVS)

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

44

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


Jamesie, winner of 8 races including Gr.3 Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh, retrained by Rebecca Rafter to compete in showing classes.

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FIFTH RACE 3.40P.M. THE IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF MAIDEN OF W15,000

5f

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) Flying Post

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

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

DOTS DE FEETYA (92)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

9

7

(133)

(9)

(EShield)

Br B g Coulsty - South Ring B David Brickley O Ms F Richards

J Jockey

4038-00 F Kevin Manning J D J Bunyan T

He ran to a solid level as a juvenile, most notably when third in a Naas maiden in November, but his two efforts this year leave a fair amount to be desired. Star Rating 2 Dots De Feetya — Handicap Rating 78 40/1 HR78 M.P. Sheehy 8.8 42L last of 11 to Pale Iris 9.9 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft 16/1 HR81 Neve Bennett 8.11 13L 15th of 23 to Watercolormemories 9.2 NAAS 28 MAR mdn 5f 205yds Sft 9/2 HR83 M.P. Sheehy 9.0 5 1/2L 8th of 16 to Claonadh 9.2 here 6 NOV 20 mdn 5f Hvy

RACE FIVE

2

HEAVENLY POWER (46)

3

9

7

(133)

(6)

4 F Mark Enright J Edward Lynam T

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

A half-brother to dual-Group 1 winner Slade Power who shaped with promise on his debut over 7f at Naas in June. That effort is likely to have brought him forward considerably and he has to be respected. Star Rating 5 Heavenly Power 18/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 1 1/4L 1/2L 3 1/2L 4th to Hamwood Flier 9.2 NAAS 23 JUN 16rn mdn 7f Gd

3

JON RIGGENS (68)

3

9

Br B g Requinto - Hi Empress B Sean Hennessy O DWPJ Investments Ltd

7

(133)

(11)

022 F Shane Crosse J Edward Lynam T

He improved from his debut here in April having finished second on his other subsequent outings and is very much worth a place on the shortlist on his debut for Edward Lynam. Star Rating 4 Jon Riggens — Handicap Rating 79 17/2 S.M. Crosse 9.7 2L 2nd to Gyldan 9.9 TIPP 1 JUN 14rn mdn 5f Gd/Yld 40/1 S.M. Crosse 9.7 2 3/4L 2nd to Quarantine Dreams 9.7 CK 7 MAY 16rn mdn 5f Gd/Frm 150/1 S.M. Crosse 9.7 8L 10th of 25 to Abeona 9.13 here 17 APR mdn 6f Gd

4

MANIZALES (GB) (265)

3

9

7

(133)

(12)

6- F Rory Cleary J John C McConnell T

Br B c Muhaarar (GB) - Million Faces (GB) B C J Mills O Mrs Wendy O’Leary

His first outing when sixth at Dundalk last November wasn’t without some promise. That said, he may want further than 5f to be seen at his best. Star Rating 3 Manizales (GB) 18/1 R.P. Cleary 9.7 11L 6th of 14 to Charmed (GB) 9.0 DUN 16 NOV 20 mdn 5f Std

50


5

MR PC (16)

3

9

7

(133)

(13)

04 F Shane Foley J K J Condon T

Br B g Acclamation (GB) - Beramana (FR) B Colm Griffin O Colm G Griffin

The drop to 5f is likely to aid his cause having run with credit when fourth over a furlong extra at Cork last month. He is capable of further improvement. Star Rating 3 Mr Pc 14/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.7 (TS) 4 1/2L 1/2L 1L 4th to One Sweet Day 9.2 CK 23 JUL 14rn mdn 6f Gd/Frm 25/1 W.J. Lee 9.7 8 1/2L 10th of 17 to Dixie Bluebell 9.2 FAIR 7 JUL mdn 7f Gd

6

MULGRAVE (16)

3 (B,T)

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

9

7

(133)

(7)

59-03 F M A Gallagher J Eddie & Patrick Harty T

He took a step forward when third on his latest outing at Cork last month and the application of blinkers for the first time is unlikely to do his chance any harm. Star Rating 3 Mulgrave — Handicap Rating 69 13/2 HR68 C.T. Keane 9.7 (TS) 4 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to One Sweet Day 9.2 CK 23 JUL 14rn mdn 6f Gd/Frm 18/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.7 9 1/2L 11th of 25 to Abeona 9.13 here 17 APR mdn 6f Gd 25/1 M.A. Gallagher 9.2 7 1/4L 9th of 20 to Sweet Gardenia (GB) 9.3 NAAS 23 AUG 20 6f Sft

7

SWIFT FLIGHT (FR) (68)

3

9

7

(TStrap)

Br Gr c Fast Company - Justice Angel B Robert Ng O Robert Ng

(133)

(1)

66-623 F Billy Lee J K J Condon T

8

VALHALLA’S DREAM (31)

3

9

(Blinkers)

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

7

(133)

(4)

347500 F Luke McAteer (5) J Anthony Mullins T

He has been running over longer trips on his latest starts in handicap company and the son of Morpheus faces a tough assignment based on recent evidence. Star Rating 2 Valhalla’s Dream — Handicap Rating 69 18/1 HR72 R.P. Cleary 8.13 14L 15th of 16 to Giustino (GB) 9.4 LEP 8 JUL hcp (50-80)1m Gd 20/1 HR73 A.C. Persse 7.13 (BK) 12L 21st of 26 to Ice Cold In Alex 9.1 here 25 JUN hcp (60-90)7f Gd 25/1 HR74 N.G. McCullagh 8.7 4 1/4L 5th of 13 to Lust 9.3 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 7f Sft/Hvy

9

BLUE UMBRELLA (92)

4

Br B f Requinto - Tahara B Mr R Mcdonald O Mrs Vivienne Boylan

9

(Blinkers)

5

(131)

(5)

8200-00 F Robbie Colgan J Sabrina J Harty T

She has struggled to land a blow on both her outings in 2021 and the daughter of Requinto appears to have plenty to find based on official ratings. Star Rating 2 Blue Umbrella — Handicap Rating 57 50/1 HR60 L.F. Roche 9.1 (CP) 8 1/2L 15th of 19 to Mi Esperanza 9.11 NAAS 8 MAY hcp (45-75)5f Yld/Sft 100/1 HR62 Nikita Amelia Kane 7.13 12L 10th of 11 to Downforce 9.10 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 5f Sft/Hvy 80/1 HR63 Nikita Amelia Kane 7.13 11L 10th of 11 to Earls 8.6 NAAS 7 NOV 20 Ext hcp 5f Hvy

10 KILBHIN LADY (15)

4

Br B f G Force - Edmondstown Lass B Premier Bloodstock O Therese Murphy

9

5

(131)

(8)

400 F J M Sheridan (5) J Miss Elizabeth Doyle T

She hasn’t gone on from her debut when finishing fourth at Cork in June in two outings since. However, the fact she ran well with cut in the ground might see her improve with rain in the forecast. Star Rating 2 Kilbhin Lady 125/1 James J. Doyle 9.9 25L 14th of 15 to Miramis 9.2 GOW 24 JUL mdn 7f Gd 66/1 J.M. Sheridan 9.2 54L last of 15 to Stag Night 9.2 NAV 10 JUL mdn 5f 164yds Gd 40/1 James J. Doyle 9.10 1 1/2L 3 1/2L 4L 4th to London Royal 9.7 CK 9 JUN 12rn mdn 6f Yld

51

RACE FIVE

The colt has improved since being dropped to 5f, placing on both outings, and he is likely to be competitive with the weather forecast unlikely to be an inconvenience. Star Rating 4 Swift Flight (FR) — Handicap Rating 77 4/1 HR78 N.G. McCullagh 9.7 (TS) 2L 1 3/4L 3rd to Gyldan 9.9 TIPP 1 JUN 14rn mdn 5f Gd/Yld 7/1 W.J. Lee 9.7 (TS) ns 2nd to White Lavender 9.2 NAV 15 MAY 21rn mdn 5f 162yds Gd 9/1 W.J. Lee 9.7 4 3/4L 6th of 15fn, 16rn to Lust 9.7 GOW 7 APR mdn 7f Sft


11 MARALI SHAUDAY (-)

3

Br B f Elzaam (AUS) - Romanylei B Mr Robert Powell O P J Duffy

9

2

(128)

(3) F

Melanie Horsman (10) J S M Duffy T

She comes from a family of useful performers but this may prove to be a stiff enough assignment on her racecourse debut against rivals who have shown a fair level of ability. Star Rating 2

12 NOTORIOUSLY RISKY (GB) (67)

3

9

2

(128)

(10)

28-2243 F Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

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

She has been running consistently well this season, including in handicaps, and the return to maiden company is likely to see another bold bid from the filly. Star Rating 4 Notoriously Risky (GB) — Handicap Rating 79 11/4Fav HR79 C.D. Hayes 8.11 3L 1/2L 3rd to Shelly Banks 8.6 here 2 JUN 7rn hcp 5f Yld 11/10Fav HR79 C.D. Hayes 9.2 ns 3/4L 1/2L 4th to White Lavender 9.2 NAV 15 MAY 21rn mdn 5f 162yds Gd 11/4Fav HR75 C.D. Hayes 8.10 3/4L 2nd to Pale Iris 9.9 NAAS 8 MAY 11rn Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft

13 RED WASP (-)

3

Br B f Coulsty - Hint of Red B Newlands House Stud O John C Davies

9

2

(128)

(2) F

Declan McDonogh J W McCreery T

RACE FIVE

A €24,000 purchase at the Goffs Sportsmans yearling sale in October 2019 who boasts a speedy pedigree being related to Group 3 winner Winter Power. Any market support would make her of interest. Star Rating 3

B,T worn by No. 6. Blinkers worn by No. 8, No. 9. EShield worn by No. 1. TStrap worn by No. 7. Probable Starting Prices - 5/2 Notoriously Risky (GB), 3/1 Jon Riggens, 5/1 Swift Flight (FR), 7/1 Heavenly Power, 8/1 Mulgrave, 12/1 Dots De Feetya, Mr Pc, 14/1 Valhalla’s Dream, 16/1 Red Wasp, 25/1 Manizales (GB), 33/1 Blue Umbrella, 50/1 Kilbhin Lady, Marali Shauday

2020 - 1st Call Of The Jungle 2nd King Of Stars 3rd Boundless Power (1 min. 0.7 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT HEAVENLY POWER and Jon Riggens give trainer Edward Lynam a strong hand here, with narrow preference for the former. A half-brother to the stable’s former star Slade Power, he ran with a fair amount of encouragement when fourth over 7f at Naas on debut and the drop back in trip is unlikely to be an issue. The latter makes his debut for the yard having placed on a couple of occasions and he is likely to run well, with Notoriously Risky and Swift Flight other names to note.

WIN: HEAVENLY POWER

DANGER: SWIFT FLIGHT

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THE HISTORY OF THE PHOENIX STAKES

– A look back at some of the legendary winners who have made this race one of the most prestigious for two-year olds in Europe The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes has long been establishedas one of the top races for two-year-olds in Europe and it is a race with a storied history. First established in 1902, it was originally run over five furlongs at Phoenix Park in Dublin under the name of the Phoenix Plate. The name of the race was changed to the Phoenix Stakes in 1956 and having earned Group 2 status in 1971, it was upgraded to a Group 1 in 1979. Having been switched to Leopardstown for one year in 1982, it returned to Phoenix Park in 1983 with a new distance of six furlongs. When the Phoenix Park closed in 1990, the race was switched to Leopardstown, but the loss of the sprint track there in 2002 resulted in it being moved to its current home at the Curragh that year. While the race has gone through many changes during its long history, one thing that has remained consistent is its ability to produce top-class winners. One of the best known early victors in the race was Trigo who prevailed in the 1928 renewal for Jack Rogers.Moved to be trained by Dick Dawson in England as a three-year-old, he won the Derby at Epsom, the St Leger at Doncaster and returned to Ireland to win the Irish St Leger. Danehill Dancer – won the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes in 1995 before forging a successful career as a stallion

There was another notable winner in 1951, with the Darkie Prendergast-trained Windy City putting up a phenomenal performance to win the race by eight lengths. He went on to win the Gimcrack Stakes at York by five lengths and then narrowly failed to give the subsequent Poule d’Essai des Pouliches winner Pomare 11lb in the Prix d’Arenberg at Chantilly. Those performances were Paddy ‘Darkie’ Prendergast who trained sufficient to see him crowned Windy City to success in 1951 Champion Two-Year-Old in Ireland, Great Britain and France, which was a very rare treble at the time. Indeed, the Timeform rating of 142 that he achieved as a two-year-old remains the highest Paddy ‘Darkie’ Prendergast who trained Timeform rating ever achieved by a horse trained sufficient to see him crowned Windy City to success in 1951 in Ireland.


1976 produced one of the most impressive female winners in the history of the race. Cloonlara was trained by Vincent O’Brien and despite having won her first two starts in great style, she was sent off second favourite for the Phoenix Stakes behind the impressive Norfolk Stakes winner Godswalk. However, the race proved to be no contest, with Cloonlara producing a blistering display of front-running to prevail by six lengths. While she Fasliyev - the second of Aidan O’Briens never quite recaptured that form due to her sixteen winners of the deteriorating temperament, Cloonlara did make her Keeneland Phoenix Stakes mark as a broodmare, producing Glenstal who won the National Stakes at the Curragh and went on to enjoy success as a sire. On the subject of sires, one of the most notable Phoenix Stakes winners that went on to enjoy a highly-influential second career as a stallion was the winner of the 1995 renewal Danehill Dancer. Trained by Neville Callaghan, the son of Danehill went into the Phoenix Stakes off the back of a winning debut in a maiden at Newmarket and made light of his inexperience to prevail by a neck. The colt returned to Ireland Mastercraftsman -the last winners of the to win the National Stakes at the Curragh the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes to win a classic the following season following month and that would prove to the highlight of the remainder of his racing career. However, much greater things were to come for Danehill Dancer as a stallion, with him starting from a low base and progressing into one of the leading sires in Europe. His best-known offspring include Choisir, Fast Company, Jeremy, Legatissimo and his two winners of the Phoenix Stakes, Alfred Nobel and Mastercraftsman. Since Aidan O’Brien’s rise to power in Ballydoyle, he has been a dominant force in the Phoenix Stakes. Having won it for the first time with Lavery in 1998, he has saddled the winner of 15 of the 22 subsequent renewals of the race. There have been any amount of star performers amongst those winners, with the top-class juveniles Fasliyev, Johannesburg, Air Force Blue and Caravaggio standing out, along with the subsequent Classic winners George Washington and Mastercraftsman. Sioux Nation holds off Beckford to win the 2017 renewal of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes

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SIXTH RACE 4.10P.M. THE KEENELAND PHOENIX STAKES OF W250,000 (GROUP 1)

6f

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

Stalls Centre Of Course. Value to winner: r147500; Second: r50000; Third: r25000; Fourth: r12500; Fifth: r7500; Sixth: r5000.

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

ARGES (4)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

2

9

5

(131)

(4)

333022 F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

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

This will be his third run in six days, having finished second at Naas and in a maiden at Sligo last time. The step up to Group 1 company is likely to prove beyond him. Star Rating 2 Arges — Handicap Rating 76 Groom - Sinead Cassidy 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

2

CASTLE STAR (43)

2

9

5

RACE SIX

(131)

(1)

22112 F Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Br B c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Awohaam B Churchtown B/stock,Grouseridge & Carhue O Craig Bernick & Antony Beck

Very progressive sprinter and already a Group 3 and Listed winner at the track but was put in his place by the reopposing Go Bears Go over course and distance last time. Winning Range Yld-SH. Star Rating 4 Groom - Edward Cronin Castle Star 2 wins r51,625.00 CD — Handicap Rating 108 7/2 C.D. Hayes 9.5 1 1/4L 2nd to Go Bears Go 9.5 here 26 JUN 14rn Group 2 6f Gd 5/2 C.D. Hayes 9.5 won 2L 3/4L from Masseto (GB) 9.5 and Strapped 9.5 here 22 MAY 7rn Group 3 6f Sft/Hvy 1min 14.8sec 5/2 C.D. Hayes 9.5 won 1 3/4L hd from Loveday 9.0 and Missing Matron 9.0 here 3 MAY 7rn Listed 5f Yld 1min 3.1sec

3

DR ZEMPF (GB) (43)

2

9

5

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

(131)

(8)

14 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Slightly disappointing when going off a short-priced favourite for the Group 2 Railway Stakes here but things didn’t go his way and should be more streetwise now. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 4 Groom - Ian Whelan Dr Zempf (GB) 1 win r12,980.00 CD — Handicap Rating 103 15/8Fav C.T. Keane 9.5 1 1/4L 1 1/4L nk 4th to Go Bears Go 9.5 here 26 JUN 14rn Group 2 6f Gd 5/2 C.T. Keane 9.4 won 2 1/4L 1 1/2L from Elliptic 9.4 and Hadman 8.13 here 2 JUN 6rn 6f Yld 1min 14.9sec

4

EBRO RIVER (10)

2

9

5

(131)

(5)

611544 F Shane Foley J Hugo Palmer (in GB) T

Br Ch c Galileo Gold (GB) - Soft Power B Tally-Ho Stud O Al Shaqab Racing

A very consistent sort who hasn’t been far away in each of his last three attempts at Group 2 company but may need soft ground to trouble the principles here. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Ebro River 3 flat wins €20,434.80 — Handicap Rating 104 Grooms - Peter McCulloch & Saeed Ahmad James Doyle 9.0 1/2L ns nk 4th to Asymmetric 9.0 GOODWOOD 29 JUL 7rn Group 2 6f Gd /Sft James Doyle 9.0 hd hd 1L 4th to Lusail 9.0 NEWMARKET 8 JUL 11rn Group 2 6f Gd /Frm J. Doyle 9.1 2L 5th of 17 to Berkshire Shadow (GB) 9.1 ASCOT 15 JUN Group 2 6f Gd /Frm

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5

GO BEARS GO (43)

2

9

5

(131)

(2)

121 F Rossa Ryan J David Loughnane (in GB) T

Br B c Kodi Bear - In Dubai (USA) B Micheal D Ryan O Amo Racing Limited & P Waney

Put up a barnstorming display to win the Group 2 Railway Stakes here in June and there is no reason why he can’t uphold that form. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 5 Groom - Ger O’Neill Go Bears Go 2 flat wins r65,257.30 CD — Handicap Rating 111 17/2 R.G. Ryan 9.5 won 1 1/4L 1 1/4L from Castle Star 9.5 and Masseto (GB) 9.5 here 26 JUN 14rn Group 2 6f Gd 1min 12.8sec S. De Sousa 9.1 hd 2nd to Perfect Power 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN 15rn Group 2 5f Gd /Frm Rossa Ryan 9.4 won 1 1/2L 2L from Fall of Rome 9.4 and Robasta 9.4 ASCOT 8 MAY 6rn 5f Sft 1min 4.6sec

6

STRAPPED (43)

2

9

5

(131)

(9)

6130 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Br B c Dawn Approach - Strapless B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

Has plenty of ground to make up with a few of these from the Railway Stakes but beaten less than three lengths by Castle Star on his penultimate start. Winning Range gd. Star Rating 2 Groom - Pedro Lemos Strapped 1 win r14,750.00 — Handicap Rating 99 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 16/1 K.J. Manning 9.0 won 2 1/2L 1/2L from Amalfi Coast 9.8 and Harmony Rose (GB) 8.9 CK 7 MAY 11rn mdn 5f Gd 1min 1.2sec

7

THE ENTERTAINER (22)

2

9

5

(131)

(6)

1694 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Br Br c Caravaggio (USA) - Cape Joy B Mr B Doyle O M Tabor,D Smith Mrs J Magnier,Westerberg

Ran respectably in a Group 3 here last time out but was well beaten behind a few of today’s rivals in the Railway Stakes and appears to be facing a tough task. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Groom - Aaron Moloney The Entertainer 1 win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 98 17/2 HR94 R.L. Moore 9.5 1 1/4L 1/2L nk 4th to Beauty Inspire 9.5 here 17 JUL 5rn Group 3 6f 63yds Gd 20/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 6 1/4L 9th of 14 to Go Bears Go 9.5 here 26 JUN Group 2 6f Gd 3/1 R.L. Moore 9.5 9 3/4L 6th of 7 to Castle Star 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 3 6f Sft/Hvy

TWILIGHT JET (43)

2

9

5

(131)

(7)

35175 F Leigh Roche J M D O’Callaghan T

Br B c Twilight Son (GB) - My Lucky Liz B Tom Radley O Michael O’Callaghan

Was staying on from off the pace in the Railway Stakes here and could get closer now with a more positive ride, providing he takes another step forward here. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Groom - Siobhan O’Callaghan Twilight Jet 1 win r17,700.00 — Handicap Rating 100 50/1 L.F. Roche 9.5 4L 5th of 14 to Go Bears Go 9.5 here 26 JUN Group 2 6f Gd L. F. Roche 9.1 2L 7th of 15 to Perfect Power 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN Group 2 5f Gd /Frm 4/1 L.F. Roche 9.0 won 1L 2 1/2L from Harmony Rose (GB) 8.8 and Loveday 8.6 TIPP 1 JUN 8rn 5f Gd/Yld 59.2sec

9

PRETTIEST (USA) (17)

2

Br Ch f Dubawi - Alice Springs B Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt O M Tabor,D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,Westerberg

9

2

(128)

(3)

144 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Bred to be very smart but didn’t push on from a strong effort in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot when fourth of five in a Group 3 at Leopardstown last time. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Prettiest (USA) 1 win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 100 Groom - Keith Griffin 10/11Fav R.L. Moore 9.2 2 3/4L 1/2L 1 1/2L 4th to Agartha 9.2 LEP 22 JUL 5rn Group 3 7f 20yds Gd R. L. Moore 9.0 1 1/2L 1/2L s/hd 4th to Sandrine (GB) 9.0 ASCOT 18 JUN 15rn Group 3 6f Hvy 5/2 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 won 3/4L 1L from Lopes Gold 9.2 and Agartha 9.2 NAV 30 MAY 9rn mdn 5f 162yds Yld 1min 15sec

Probable Starting Prices - 15/8 Go Bears Go, 5/2 Castle Star, 11/4 Dr Zempf (GB), 8/1 Prettiest (USA), 12/1 Ebro River, 14/1 Twilight Jet, 20/1 The Entertainer, 50/1 Strapped, 100/1 Arges

2020 - 1st Lucky Vega 2nd The Lir Jet 3rd Aloha Star (1 min. 13.3 sec.)

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CURRAGH COMMENT GO BEARS GO was electric when winning the Group 2 Railway Stakes over C&D and it is hard to see that form being overturned here. An unlucky loser at Royal Ascot, David Loughnane’s colt can hand the British raiders a second win in four years in this contest after Advertise struck in 2018. The fact Dr Zempf went off 15/8 favourite for the Railway Stakes tells you the regard in which he is held and the son of Dark Angel could well pose the biggest threat. Two-time course winner Castle Star also makes the shortlist, along with Prettiest.

WIN: GO BEARS GO

DANGER: DR ZEMPF

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SEVENTH RACE 4.40P.M. THE TRI EQUESTRIAN HANDICAP OF W15,500

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 3rd August. Value to winner: r9145; Second: r3100; Third: r1550; Fourth: r775; Fifth: r465; Sixth: r310.

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

WONDER ELZAAM (22)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

1

(141)

(17)

(Blinkers)

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

T Trainer

940900 F Chris Hayes J Niall Thomas Egan T

A winner over 7f at Naas earlier in the year but his last couple of performances do not inspire a lot of confidence today. Winning Range Sft & AW. Star Rating 2 Wonder Elzaam 2 flat wins r13,570.00 D — Handicap Rating 96 40/1 HR99 L.T. McAteer 9.5 (BK) 8 1/4L 17th of 19 to Major Power 8.4 here 17 JUL Ext hcp 6f 63yds Gd 10/1 HR99 L.T. McAteer 9.13 (BK) 8 1/4L 11th of 15 to Nebo 9.13 FAIR 7 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd 33/1 HR99 J.M. Sheridan 9.9 (BK) 4 1/4L 9th of 16 to Romantic Proposal 9.4 here 26 JUN Listed 6f Gd

2

AGITARE (43)

4

9

13

(139)

(11)

040070 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

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

Ran well over this course and distance in April but he has not been able to match that level of form in subsequent efforts. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Agitare 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 94 18/1 HR95 K.J. Manning 10.0 11L 16th of 17 to Sirjack Thomas 8.9 here 26 JUN Ext hcp 1m Gd 22/1 HR93 K.J. Manning 9.11 3 1/4L 7th of 9 to Reve De Vol 8.12 here 2 JUN Listed 1m 2f Gd/Yld 12/1 HR93 K.J. Manning 9.9 11L 15th of 16 to Visualisation 8.11 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy

3

BOPEDRO (FR) (43)

5

RACE SEVEN

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

(CPiece)

9

13

(139)

(6)

000-103 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Only beaten a couple of lengths when third over this track and trip when last seen in June and that form gives him a big chance this afternoon. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 5 Bopedro (FR) 5 flat wins r45,784.00 CD — Handicap Rating 94 6/1 HR92 S. Foley 9.11 (CP) 1/2L 1 1/2L 3rd to Sirjack Thomas 8.9 here 26 JUN 17rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 10/1 HR93 S. Foley 9.9 (CP) 6L 10th of 16 to Visualisation 8.11 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 9/1 HR89 S. Foley 9.13 (CP) won 1/2L 1L from Fastnet Crown 9.7 and El Padre (USA) 8.12 CK 23 APR 15rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 1min 26.1sec

4

TOSHIZOU (107)

3 (TStrap)

Br B c Galileo - Remember You B Coolmore O Toshihiro Matsumoto

9

10

(136)

(12)

315-4 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Made an encouraging return to action at Cork in April and he remains unexposed. The well-bred colt should not be underestimated on his handicap bow. Winning Range GY. Star Rating 4 Toshizou 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 98 12/1 HR98 D.P. McDonogh 9.6 (TS) 1/2L 1 1/4L nk 4th to Kyprios 9.6 CK 23 APR 6rn 1m 2f 40yds Gd 100/30 D.P. McDonogh 9.5 2 1/2L 5th of 8 to Zaffy’s Pride 9.0 DUN 2 OCT 20 Listed 7f Std 10/11Fav D.P. McDonogh 9.7 won hd 2 1/4L from Baseman (GB) 9.7 and Dublin Journal 9.7 TIPP 14 SEP 20 15rn mdn 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 1min 39.7sec

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5

TYRCONNELL (16)

7

9

9

(Visor)

Br Ch g Bated Breath (GB) - Miss Honorine B J Hanly, T Stewart & A Stroud O Edward Lynam

(135)

(2)

3-51515 F Gavin Ryan J Sarah Lynam T

Has won twice on the all-weather this year but his recent effort at Down Royal suggests that one or two may be on better marks than him right now. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Tyrconnell 6 flat wins r37,383.50 D — Handicap Rating 90 22/1 HR90 G.M. Ryan 10.0 (V) 4L 5th of 9 to Geological 8.9 DRYL 23 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 9/2 HR80 S.M. Crosse 10.0 (BK) won 2 1/2L 1/2L from Bobby K 9.13 and Koybig 9.4 DUN 26 FEB 13rn Ext hcp 1m Std 1min 38.6sec 5/1 HR80 D. McMonagle 8.13 (V) 1 3/4L 5th of 13 to Well Suited 8.12 DUN 12 FEB hcp 1m Std

6

COMFORT LINE (7)

4

9

(TStrap)

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

8

(134)

(7)

3s7008 F Gary Carroll J Michael Mulvany T

Did not get a clear run when not disgraced in a valuable event at Galway a week ago and he has an each-way chance this afternoon. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 4 Comfort Line 2 flat wins r18,880.00 D — Handicap Rating 89 33/1 HR91 G.F. Carroll 9.0 (TS) 5L 8th of 14fn, 15rn to Current Option 9.7 GAL 1 AUG Ext hcp 7f Gd 40/1 HR91 B.M. Coen 9.0 (TS) 20L 15th of 18 to Sirjack Thomas 8.8 GAL 27 JUL Ext hcp 1m 123yds Sft 8/1 HR92 B.M. Coen 10.2 (TS) 12L 10th of 14 to Soaring Monarch 9.4 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 7f 70yds Sft

7

ICE COLD IN ALEX (22)

7

9

(TStrap)

Br B g Olden Times (GB) - Telesina (ITY) B Thomas Kinsella O Middleham Park Racing Ireland

7

(133)

(14)

974125 F J M Sheridan (5) J K J Condon T

Won a competitive event over 7f here in June and he was not beaten far over an extended 6f last time. The step up in trip shouldn’t be a problem and he cannot be discounted. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 4 Ice Cold In Alex 5 flat wins r59,285.00 C — Handicap Rating 88 7/1 HR85 J.M. Sheridan 8.6 (TS) 2 3/4L 5th of 19 to Major Power 8.4 here 17 JUL Ext hcp 6f 63yds Gd 9/2 HR85 J.M. Sheridan 8.13 (TS) 1/2L 2nd to Nebo 9.13 FAIR 7 JUL 15rn Ext hcp 7f Gd 14/1 HR78 J.M. Sheridan 9.1 (TS) won 1 1/4L 1/2L from Dixie Bluebell 8.8 and Imposing Supreme 8.10 here 25 JUN 26rn hcp (60-90)7f Gd 1min 25.5sec

8

EAGLE’S FLIGHT (27)

4

9

(TStrap)

Br B g Gleneagles - Love Excelling (FR) B John Connaughton O J Connaughton

5

(131)

(15)

4-73143 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Has run well in both starts since winning over a mile at Leopardstown in June and he has to be on the shortlist once again. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Eagle’s Flight 2 flat wins r13,275.00 D — Handicap Rating 86 3/1Fav HR86 R.P. Whelan 8.13 (TS) 1/2L 1 1/2L 3rd to Roca Roma 9.10 KILL 12 JUL 10rn hcp 1m 20yds Yld 10/1 HR86 R.P. Whelan 9.5 (TS) 1/2L 1 1/2L 1L 4th to Sirjack Thomas 8.9 here 26 JUN 17rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 17/2 HR78 R.P. Whelan 10.1 (TS) won 3/4L 3/4L from Dream Tale (GB) 9.9 and Beyond Happy 9.9 LEP 3 JUN 19rn hcp (50-80)1m Gd 1min 41.7sec

JUYUSH (GB) (32)

6

9

3

Br B g Frankel (GB) - Faithfilly B The Faithfilly Partnership O Direct Bloodstock

(129)

(13)

11-6905 F Shane Crosse J Sarah Lynam T

Put in his best performance this year when fifth at Fairyhouse over 7f last month and he should not be written off this afternoon. Winning Range Hvy & AW. Star Rating 3 Juyush (GB) 4 flat wins r28,290.00 D — Handicap Rating 84 20/1 HR84 S.M. Crosse 9.3 3 1/2L 5th of 15 to Nebo 9.13 FAIR 7 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd 33/1 HR85 S.M. Crosse 9.4 5 1/2L 10th of 17 to Sirjack Thomas 8.9 here 26 JUN Ext hcp 1m Gd 16/1 HR86 S.M. Crosse 9.6 6 1/4L 9th of 12 to He Knows No Fear 9.5 LEP 3 JUN Ext hcp 1m 1f Gd

10 TURBULENCE (26)

4

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

9

3

(129)

(16)

03-1 F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

Certainly wasn’t winning out of turn when a taking winner of a maiden at Killarney last month and a mark of 84 could underestimate him on handicap debut. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Turbulence 1 flat win r7,965.00 — Handicap Rating 84 22/1 R.C. Colgan 10.2 won 1 1/2L 3/4L from Great Realisation 9.7 and Handel (USA) 9.7 KILL 13 JUL 14rn mdn 1m 30yds Gd 1min 43.2sec 28/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 3 1/4L 3L 3rd to Menagerie 8.9 here 6 NOV 20 12rn mdn 1m 1f Hvy 80/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 30L 12th of 16 to Persian Queen 9.2 NAAS 1 NOV 20 mdn 1m 2f Hvy

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RACE SEVEN

9


11 THEOPHILE (50)

4

9

2

(Blinkers)

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

(128)

(3)

9-07275 F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

Appears well handicapped on last year’s form but has been largely disappointing this season. Drops back in trip after her fifth at Down Royal in a bid to improve her fortunes. Winning Range Gd-YS. Star Rating 2 Theophile 2 flat wins r15,635.00 D — Handicap Rating 83 13/2 HR83 K.J. Manning 9.1 4 1/2L 5th of 8 to Princesse Mathilde (GB) 8.7 DRYL 19 JUN Ext hcp 1m 2f 75yds Gd 4/1 HR83 K.J. Manning 9.7 6L 7th of 11 to Sh Boom (GB) 9.11 GOW 13 JUN hcp 7f Gd 9/1 HR81 W.T. Byrne 8.8 nk 2nd to He Knows No Fear 9.5 LEP 3 JUN 12rn Ext hcp 1m 1f Gd

12 KOSMAN (18)

4

9

0

(126)

(9)

328125 F Sarah Verling (10) J J P Murtagh T

Br Ch g Tagula - Red Hot Secret (GB) B Martin Keating O JP Murtagh Racing

Consistent sort who hasn’t been beaten far in starts at Leopardstown and Naas following a win at the County Kildare track back in June. Winning Range GY-Gd. Star Rating 3 Kosman 2 flat wins r12,095.00 D — Handicap Rating 81 4/1 HR81 J.A. Powell 8.9 (V) 2 3/4L 5th of 9 to Bucky Larson 10.1 NAAS 21 JUL hcp 1m Gd 10/1 HR80 Sarah Verling 9.6 (V) 1 1/2L 2nd to Giustino (GB) 9.4 LEP 8 JUL 16rn hcp (50-80)1m Gd 7/2 HR70 Nikita Amelia Kane 9.0 (V) won 4L 3/4L from Oneiroi 9.6 and Fastman 10.0 NAAS 23 JUN 9rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 1min 40.7sec

13 IDEAL PAL (8)

5

8

(TStrap)

Br Gr g Tough As Nails - Lucky Beguine B Larry Mulvany O L Mulvany

13

(125)

(5)

9356-50 F Wesley Joyce (7) J Michael Mulvany T

A capable sort on his day, plus only a 1lb above his last winning mark but recent form figures leave a lot to be desired. Winning Range hvy- gd. Star Rating 2 Ideal Pal 5 flat wins r38,256.50 — Handicap Rating 80 28/1 HR82 W. Joyce 9.1 (TS) 9L 15th of 16 to Dedillon 9.3 GAL 31 JUL Ext hcp 1m 73yds Gd 15/2 HR83 W. Joyce 8.7 (TS) 12L 5th of 6 to Takeachancejimmy 8.4 BAL 19 JUL hcp 1m 1f 96yds Gd 33/1 D.J. Hand 11.2 (TS) 18L 6th of 19 to Get My Drift (FR) 11.9 LEP 26 DEC 20 mdn hdl 2m Yld

14 GEGENPRESSING (GB) (16)

3 (TStrap)

Br B g The Gurkha - Bouyrin B Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar O Game Syndicate/Mrs E P Harty

8

8

(120)

(1)

455214 F M A Gallagher J Eddie & Patrick Harty T

Needs to prove himself at the trip and may be flying a bit too high in this company on only his second run for the Harty team. Winning Range gd. Star Rating 2 Gegenpressing (GB) 1 flat win r5,900.00 — Handicap Rating 82 14/1 HR82 M.A. Gallagher 8.13 1 1/4L 1 1/4L 3/4L 4th to Geological 8.9 DRYL 23 JUL 9rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 5/4Fav HR75 C.T. Keane 9.9 (TS) won 2 1/4L 1/2L from Atlas 9.4 and Thunder Rain 9.4 LIM 18 JUN 12rn 6f 150yds Gd 1min 23.6sec 5/1 HR74 C.T. Keane 9.13 (TS) 2 1/4L 2nd to New Hill 9.12 GOW 13 JUN 10rn hcp (45-75)7f Gd

15 MK DRAMA (15)

5

RACE SEVEN

Br Ch f Lope de Vega - Desert Drama B P Kelly & Lope de Vega Syndicate O P McGuire & Patrick Joseph Kelly

8

(TStrap)

8

(120)

(8)

332967 F Jamie Powell (10) J Paul W Flynn T

The drop back to 1m is likely to suit but the ground isn’t having only ever won on heavy ground. Winning Range hvy. Star Rating 2 Mk Drama 1 flat win r5,900.00 D — Handicap Rating 75 15/2 HR77 L.T. McAteer 9.4 (TS) 6 1/4L 7th of 8 to Himalayan Beauty 8.11 GOW 24 JUL hcp 1m Gd 12/1 HR77 C.T. Keane 9.13 (TS) 3 3/4L 6th of 11 to Overheer (GB) 10.0 GOW 7 JUN Ext hcp 1m 1f 100yds Gd 11/1 HR77 Sam Ewing 8.8 (TS) 11L 9th of 13 to Pineapple Express 8.13 ROS 31 MAY hcp 1m 2f Gd/Yld

16 STAR IMAGE (GB) (281)

3

Br B f Sea The Stars - Mirror City (GB) B Brook Stud & Lifecycle Bloodstock Ltd O Mrs Helen Mullins

8

6

(118)

(10)

096047- F N G McCullagh J Thomas Mullins T

Tough task on his first run since last October but contested some big races as a juvenile including the Group 1 Moyglare here. Winning Range hvy. Star Rating 3 Star Image (GB) 1 flat win r9,145.00 C — Handicap Rating 80 CIEREN FALLON 9.0 24L 7th of 10 to Zeyaadah 9.0 NEWMARKET 31 OCT 20 Listed 1m Hvy 9/2 HR83 G.M. Ryan 9.3 3 1/4L nk 2 3/4L 4th to Amber Kite 9.4 LEP 24 OCT 20 9rn Ext hcp 7f Sft/Hvy 100/1 HR84 L.F. Roche 9.2 7 3/4L 11th of 16 to Ecliptical 9.3 NAAS 18 OCT 20 7f Sft

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17 NO MORE PORTER (31)

3

8

6

(118)

(4)

9-08123 F Wayne Lordan J John James Feane T

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

Races from 1lb out of the handicap but very interesting of a low weight and won here in a similar size field to this back in June. Winning Range yld. Star Rating 4 No More Porter 1 flat win r6,195.00 C — Handicap Rating 79 8/1 HR79 K.J. Manning 9.0 s/hd 2 1/2L 3rd to Blue For You 9.9 LEP 8 JUL 10rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 9/2 HR76 Siobhan Rutledge 8.0 nk 2nd to Wood Ranger 9.0 NAAS 23 JUN 8rn hcp 5f 205yds Gd 17/2 HR61 K.J. Manning 8.13 won 2 1/2L 3/4L from Mary Salome 9.6 and Karlsberg 8.9 here 2 JUN 30rn hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld 1min 18.2sec

Blinkers worn by No. 1, No. 11. CPiece worn by No. 3. TStrap worn by No. 4, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 13, No. 14, No. 15. Visor worn by No. 5. Long Handicap - No More Porter 8-5 (117) Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 Bopedro (FR), 11/2 Ice Cold In Alex, 6/1 Eagle’s Flight, 10/1 Toshizou, Juyush (GB), Turbulence, 12/1 Theophile, Kosman, No More Porter, 14/1 Tyrconnell, Gegenpressing (GB), Star Image (GB), 16/1 Comfort Line, Mk Drama, 20/1 Agitare, 25/1 Wonder Elzaam, Ideal Pal

2020 - 1st Flaming Moon 2nd So Suave 3rd Imposing Supreme (1 min. 41.1 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT Despite there being 16 other rivals, BOPEDRO could take some beating here on the back of an excellent third over C&D behind emphatic Galway winner Sirjack Thomas. A winner at Cork earlier in the season, and over C&D in the past for Jim Bolger, he gets the vote ahead of the reopposing Eagle’s Flight, who never seems to run a bad race. Triple course winner Ice Cold In Alex is always respected around here, while No More Porter is one to watch out for off a light weight. Handicap debutant Turbulence completes the shortlist.

WIN: BOPEDRO

DANGER: EAGLE’S FLIGHT

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EIGHTH RACE 5.10P.M. THE ANGLESEY LODGE EQUINE HOSPITAL HANDICAP OF W11,500

6f

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

Stalls Centre Of Course. Handicaps calculated 3rd August. Value to winner: r6785; Second: r2300; Third: r1150; Fourth: r575; Fifth: r345; Sixth: r230.

(For Race Conditions see page 63)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

VERHOYEN (GB) (22)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

6

10

7

(147)

(4)

Br B g Piccolo (GB) - Memory Lane (GB) (Blinkers) B Miss K Rausing O Paul Cullen & Joseph E Keeling & E J Dwyer & Patrick Pearse

785-410 F Annalise Cullen (7) J M C Grassick T

Will be favoured by these conditions and it will be no surprise to see him bounce back to form at a track where he has a good record Winning Range Hvy-GS and AW. Star Rating 3 Verhoyen (GB) 4 flat wins r111,518.00 CD — Handicap Rating 92 20/1 HR93 W.J. Lee 9.4 (BK) 7 3/4L 16th of 19 to Major Power 8.4 here 17 JUL Ext hcp 6f 63yds Gd 12/1 HR82 W.J. Lee 8.10 (BK) won 2 3/4L 1/2L from Pretty Boy Floyd 7.13 and Pretty Rebel 8.7 here 22 MAY 22rn Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 1min 8sec 12/1 HR81 M.P. Sheehy 9.5 (BK) 1/2L s/hd 1/2L 4th to Half Nutz 9.6 NAAS 8 MAY 18rn Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft

2

CRYSTAL BLACK (20)

3

10

2

(142)

(12)

81 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Br B g Teofilo - She’s Our Mark (GB) B Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd O Moyglare Stud Farm

Improved when winning in good style at Ballinrobe last month but this significant drop in trip is not certain to work in his favour on his handicap debut. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Crystal Black 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 91 15/2 O.J. Orr 9.7 won 3L s/hd from Witham River 9.7 and Manwal 9.7 BAL 19 JUL 9rn mdn 1m 1f 96yds Gd 2min 3sec 25/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 14L 8th of 19 to Ebeneezer Perry (GB) 9.7 LEP 14 MAY mdn 1m Gd/Yld

3

GEOLOGICAL (16)

9

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

(Visor)

9

12

(138)

(2)

607471 F Nikita Kane (7) J Damian Joseph English T

Won with something in hand at Down Royal last month and it would be no surprise to see him make another bold bid. Winning Range GY-GF and AW. Star Rating 3 Geological 15 flat wins r171,756.70 D — Handicap Rating 83 6/1 HR78 Nikita Amelia Kane 8.9 won 1 1/4L 1 1/4L from Sh Boom (GB) 9.9 and Chessman 8.13 DRYL 23 JUL 9rn Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 1min 27.9sec 22/1 HR79 R.C. Colgan 9.2 (V) 3 3/4L 7th of 17 to Fastnet Crown 9.6 here 27 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 16/1 HR79 R.C. Colgan 9.13 (V) 1/2L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Chocquinto 8.10 DRYL 19 JUN 10rn Ext hcp 5f Gd

RACE EIGHT

4

INDEPENDENT MISSY (42)

5

9

12

(138)

(16)

6-58128 F Ronan Whelan J Tracey Collins T

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

Not at her best over course and distance last time but has largely been in good form this year. May be capable of making a greater impact on this occasion. Winning Range GY-Gd. Star Rating 3 Independent Missy 2 flat wins r21,257.00 D — Handicap Rating 83 5/1Fav HR83 R.P. Whelan 9.6 4L 8th of 17 to Fastnet Crown 9.6 here 27 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 13/2 HR82 R.P. Whelan 9.2 hd 2nd to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN 16rn Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 5/1 HR80 R.P. Whelan 9.2 won 1/2L 1/2L from Miss Molly T 9.0 and Silver Service 9.7 NAV 25 APR 9rn Ext hcp 5f 164yds Gd 1min 14.4sec

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5

GOODNIGHT GIRL (22)

6 (V,T)

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

9

11

(137)

(18)

66-9268 F Dylan Browne McMonagle (3) J Sarah Lynam T

Respectable effort at this track on her latest run but, having yet to prove herself fully effective on an easy surface, she may find some of her rivals too strong. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Goodnight Girl 3 flat wins r16,834.10 D — 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

6

RAMIRO (35)

5

9

11

(137)

(13)

118-941 F Gearoid Brouder (7) J Ian O’Connor T

Br Ch g Born To Sea - Whispering Lady B Mr T J Monaghan O F Harty

Posted a career-best effort when winning at Limerick last time and, with the ground set to suit him well, he looks capable of a bold showing. Winning Range Hvy-Yld. Star Rating 4 Ramiro 3 flat wins r19,175.00 C — Handicap Rating 82 15/2 HR78 G.P. Brouder 9.7 won hd 1/2L from Wee Pablo 9.4 and Fridtjof Nansen (GB) 9.9 LIM 4 JUL 13rn hcp (50-80)7f Yld 1min 30sec 10/1 HR78 S.T. McCullagh 9.4 2L nk ns 4th to Galtee Mist 10.0 LIST 5 JUN 12rn hcp (50-85)6f 60yds Sft 22/1 HR79 G.P. Brouder 8.10 8 1/2L 9th of 11 to Only Spoofing 9.4 NAV 15 MAY Ext hcp 5f Gd

7

PRETTY BOY FLOYD (42)

6

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

(Visor)

9

10

(136)

(3)

4-59210 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Sarah Dawson T

Below his best in the Rockingham last time but, with these conditions likely to prove more suitable, he looks set to play a much more prominent role on this occasion. Winning Range Hvy-Sft. Star Rating 5 Pretty Boy Floyd 3 flat wins r16,684.20 CD — Handicap Rating 81 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 25/1 HR74 Siobhan Rutledge 7.13 (BK) 2 3/4L 2nd to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY 22rn Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy

8

MICKEY THE STEEL (GB) (29)

3 (TStrap)

Br B g Hot Streak - Blue Maiden (GB) B Overbury Stallions Ltd O Ms Lisa Sheridan

9

8

(134)

(15)

5222-78 F Wesley Joyce (7) J Joseph Anthony Murray (R) T

Has proven effective on easy ground but he has yet to hit top form this year and faces a tough task trying to break his maiden in a competitive heat. Star Rating 2 Mickey The Steel (GB) — Handicap Rating 83 4/1 HR83 James J. Doyle 9.7 (TS) 9 3/4L 8th of 15 to Stag Night 9.2 NAV 10 JUL mdn 5f 164yds Gd 13/2 HR83 James J. Doyle 9.0 (TS) 5 1/4L 7th of 8 to Wood Ranger 9.0 NAAS 23 JUN hcp 5f 205yds Gd 11/2 HR84 James J. Doyle 8.8 (TS) hd 2nd to Colfer Kay 8.6 NAAS 7 NOV 20 11rn Ext hcp 6f Hvy

9

MISS MOLLY T (43)

4

9

Br B f Camacho (GB) - No Trimmings B Thomas McHugh O L McHugh

7

(133)

(19)

018-245 F Colin Keane J Gerard Keane T

Has been performing creditably this year and is unlikely to lack for speed now dropping in trip. Not discounted with Colin Keane taking the ride. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 3 Miss Molly T 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 78 20/1 HR78 J.A. Heffernan 8.10 1 1/2L 5th of 15 to Sindhia 8.10 here 26 JUN Ext hcp 7f Gd 11/2 HR78 C.T. Keane 9.2 hd 3/4L hd 4th to Sh Boom (GB) 9.11 GOW 13 JUN 11rn hcp 7f Gd 9/1 HR78 C.T. Keane 9.0 1/2L 2nd to Independent Missy 9.2 NAV 25 APR 9rn Ext hcp 5f 164yds Gd

3

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

(CPiece)

9

6

(132)

(14)

0-13040 F Andrew Slattery J J A Stack T

Has yet to deliver on her early season promise, although she faced a tough task in a Group 3 event last time. She has the cheekpieces fitted now and others make more appeal. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 2 Linda Barrett 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 81 125/1 HR81 A.J. Slattery 9.0 (BK) 9 1/4L 11th of 13 to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN Group 3 6f Yld 8/1 HR82 A.J. Slattery 9.1 nk ns 3L 4th to Iva Batt 9.2 CK 19 MAY 8rn Ext hcp 5f Yld/Sft 15/2 HR82 A.J. Slattery 9.0 22L 10th of 11 to Pale Iris 9.9 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft

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RACE EIGHT

10 LINDA BARRETT (67)


11 TRUEBA (18)

5

9

6

(132)

(10)

047175 F Michael Beresford (10) J J P Murtagh T

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

Won readily at Limerick in June but has failed to match that form in two subsequent starts. Has the headgear removed this time but others make more convincing cases. Winning Range Yld-Gd and AW. Star Rating 3 Trueba 4 flat wins r24,155.00 C D — Handicap Rating 77 7/1 HR77 Sarah Verling 9.6 (V) 3L 5th of 10 to Dandyville 9.6 NAAS 21 JUL hcp (50-80)5f 205yds Gd 4/1 HR78 Nikita Amelia Kane 9.7 2 1/4L 7th of 13 to Ramiro 9.7 LIM 4 JUL hcp (50-80)7f Yld 3/1Fav HR68 W. Joyce 9.6 won 1L 4L from Musalsal 9.3 and Theriverrunsdeep 8.6 LIM 12 JUN 12rn hcp (45-70)6f 150yds Gd 1min 24.8sec

12 MOGWLI (18)

4

9

(Blinkers)

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

3

(129)

(5)

637054 F Jack Cleary (10) J W McCreery T

Has performed respectably on his last two starts, showing up well for a long way when fourth at Naas last time. Handles easy ground and looks capable of getting involved. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 3 Mogwli 3 flat wins r17,700.00 CD — Handicap Rating 74 11/1 HR74 N.M. Crosse 9.8 (BK) ns 2L 1/2L 4th to Dandyville 9.6 NAAS 21 JUL 10rn hcp (50-80)5f 205yds Gd 6/1 HR75 W.J. Lee 9.0 (BK) 1 3/4L 5th of 10 to Inflection Point 10.0 FAIR 11 JUL Ext hcp 6f Gd 18/1 HR75 N.M. Crosse 8.7 (BK) 5 1/4L 11th of 17 to Fastnet Crown 9.6 here 27 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm

13 SCREEN SIREN (21)

3

9

3

(129)

(6)

7-03158 F Shane Crosse J Sarah Lynam T

Br B f Slade Power - Chelsy B E Lynam O N W T Dalzell

Unexposed three-year-old who caught the eye when making late headway over the minimum distance at this track last month. May improve now moving up in distance and can go well. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 4 Screen Siren 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 78 10/1 HR78 M.P. Sheehy 9.5 6 1/4L 8th of 15 to Provocateuse 9.7 here 18 JUL hcp (50-80)5f Gd 9/1 HR79 D. McMonagle 8.5 3 1/2L 5th of 8 to Wood Ranger 9.0 NAAS 23 JUN hcp 5f 205yds Gd 17/2 HR71 M.P. Sheehy 8.2 won 1 1/2L hd from Roxette (GER) 8.12 and Grammata 9.1 CK 9 JUN 10rn Ext hcp 5f Yld 1min .6sec

14 TEXAS ROCK (35)

10

9

3

(CPiece)

Br B g Rock Of Gibraltar - Vestavia B Mr M C Grassick O Joseph E Keeling

(129)

(11)

808070 F Billy Lee J M C Grassick T

Mark continues to slide but there is good reason for that, with his latest effort at Limerick offering very little in the way of promise. Others look more appealing. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 2 Texas Rock 6 flat wins r92,157.50 C — Handicap Rating 74 28/1 HR76 W.M. Lordan 9.12 (CP) 5L last of 13 to Ramiro 9.7 LIM 4 JUL hcp (50-80)7f Yld 50/1 HR77 W.M. Lordan 8.6 (CP) 5 1/2L 7th of 22 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 25/1 HR81 M.P. Sheehy 9.0 (CP) 12L 12th of 14 to Soaring Monarch 9.4 ROS 11 MAY Ext hcp 7f 70yds Sft

15 TRESORIER (GB) (32)

7

9

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

2

(128)

(20)

197-900 F Kevin Manning J John James Feane T

Course and distance winner last year but has failed to reach that level in three starts this season. Others look more likely. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 Tresorier (GB) 2 flat wins r22,645.00 CD — Handicap Rating 73 33/1 HR75 K.J. Manning 8.9 7L 10th of 15 to Nebo 9.13 FAIR 7 JUL Ext hcp 7f Gd 10/1 HR75 Hollie Doyle 8.6 13L 15th of 22 to Verhoyen (GB) 8.10 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 5f 110yds Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR77 P.A. Harnett 9.12 5 1/2L 9th of 23 to Pretty Rebel 9.7 here 3 MAY Ext hcp 7f Yld/Sft

RACE EIGHT

16 SAN AER (8)

3

Br B g Vocalised (USA) - Teacht An Earraig (USA) B J S Bolger O Mrs Helen Mullins

8

12

(124)

(7)

995477 F Dean Curran (7) J Thomas Mullins T

Still a maiden but he offered plenty when meeting trouble in running at Galway last week. Drops in trip this time and he may be capable of getting involved. Star Rating 4 San Aer — Handicap Rating 73 10/1 HR73 D.N. Curran 9.0 5 3/4L 7th of 14 to Kaaranah 9.0 GAL 31 JUL hcp (50-80)1m 73yds Gd 20/1 HR74 B.M. Coen 9.8 3L 7th of 15 to Black Cat Bobby (GB) 9.10 GAL 26 JUL hcp (50-80)7f Yld 7/1 HR75 S. Foley 9.7 1 3/4L 6L 1L 4th to Blazing Star (GB) 9.2 LEP 17 JUN 11rn mdn 6f 191yds Gd/Frm

70


17 MAJESKI MAN (3)

4

8

(CPiece)

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

11

(123)

(9)

200260 F Rory Cleary J Mrs Denise Foster T

Has performed well over course and distance this season, finishing second in May, and he shaped better than the bare result at Leopardstown over 7f last time. May get closer on this occasion. Star Rating 3 Majeski Man — Handicap Rating 68 5/1 HR68 W.J. Lee 10.2 (CP) 5 1/2L 10th of 16 to Cactus Tree 9.1 LEP 5 AUG hcp (45-70)7f 20yds Yld 8/1 HR68 G.F. Carroll 10.2 (CP) 2L 6th of 18 to It’s All A Joke 8.3 FAIR 11 JUL hcp (45-70)6f Gd 11/1 HR63 G.F. Carroll 10.0 (CP) 3/4L 2nd to Darkdeserthighway 8.10 NAAS 23 JUN 17rn hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd

18 LINUS LARRABEE (233)

4

8

9

(121)

(8)

242148- F Wayne Lordan J Edward Lynam T

Br B g Slade Power - Chelsy B E Lynam O Edward Lynam

Was in good form on the all-weather at the end of last year, winning over 7f at Dundalk in November. Not seen this year and faces a tough task on his return. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Linus Larrabee 1 flat win r5,310.00 — Handicap Rating 66 15/2 HR68 D.P. McDonogh 9.12 (BK) 7 3/4L 8th of 14 to Foreign Legion 9.7 DUN 18 DEC 20 hcp (45-75)7f Std 3/1Fav HR68 D.P. McDonogh 10.4 (BK) 1/2L 1/2L hd 4th to Foreign Legion 9.10 DUN 23 NOV 20 12rn hcp (45-65)7f Std 16/5 HR61 D.P. McDonogh 9.13 (BK) won 1/2L 3/4L from Power Of Lazarus 9.0 and Porterinthejungle 9.3 DUN 16 NOV 20 14rn hcp (45-65)7f Std 1min 26.1sec

19 DRAGONS CALL (16)

5

8

7

(119)

(17)

0-00924 F Chris Hayes J John James Feane T

Br B f Dragon Pulse - Harriers Call B Frank Campbell O F Campbell

In good form at present, finishing second at Naas before shaping better than the bare result at Cork on her latest run. Looks one of the more likely contenders. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Dragons Call 2 flat wins r30,692.00 — Handicap Rating 64 100/30Fav HR64 J.M. Sheridan 9.11 2 1/4L 3/4L 1/2L 4th to Pretty Smart 9.5 CK 23 JUL 13rn hcp (45-65)6f Gd/Frm 8/1 HR63 J.M. Sheridan 10.0 nk 2nd to The Cola Kid (GB) 9.13 NAAS 3 JUL 14rn hcp (45-65)5f 205yds Gd 7/1 HR67 D. McMonagle 9.10 11L 9th of 12 to Trueba 9.6 LIM 12 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 150yds Gd

20 RESOURCEFUL MAN (27)

3 (TStrap)

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

8

6

(118)

(1)

38804 F Danny Sheehy (3) J Edward Lynam T

Unexposed maiden and offered more promise when fourth at Dundalk last time. Faces a tougher task this time, however, and has yet to prove himself on easy ground (also declared at Cork on Saturday). Star Rating 3 Resourceful Man — Handicap Rating 67 6/1 HR67 D.P. McDonogh 9.6 nk 3/4L nk 4th to Puerto De Vega (GB) 9.7 DUN 12 JUL 11rn hcp 7f Std 33/1 HR69 M.A. Enright 9.7 10L 10th of 30 to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld 40/1 M.A. Enright 9.7 5L 8th of 21 to White Lavender 9.2 NAV 15 MAY mdn 5f 162yds Gd

Blinkers worn by No. 1, No. 12. CPiece worn by No. 10, No. 14, No. 17. TStrap worn by No. 8, No. 20. V,T worn by No. 5. Visor worn by No. 3, No. 7. Probable Starting Prices - 11/2 Crystal Black, 13/2 Ramiro, 7/1 Geological, 8/1 Miss Molly T, 10/1 Independent Missy, Resourceful Man, 12/1 Pretty Boy Floyd, Mogwli, 14/1 Mickey The Steel (GB), Trueba, 16/1 Verhoyen (GB), Goodnight Girl, Screen Siren, Majeski Man, Dragons Call, 20/1 Linda Barrett, Tresorier (GB), San Aer, Linus Larrabee, 33/1 Texas Rock

2020 - 1st Bahlwan (GB) 2nd Glow Worm 3rd Ty Rock Brandy (1 min. 1 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT

WIN: PRETTY BOY FLOYD

DANGER: SCREEN SIREN

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RACE EIGHT

With plenty of rain forecast in the run up to this meeting, this final race on the card may end up becoming a real test for these sprinters. PRETTY BOY FLOYD seemed to find things happening too quickly in the Rockingham last time and, with these conditions looking set to be more favourable, he may be capable of bouncing back in a competitive event. Three-year-old Screen Siren has the scope to improve now moving back up in trip and is worthy of respect, while San Aer caught the eye at Galway last time and shouldn’t be ruled out now dropping in distance.



TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS

FIRST RACE 1.25p.m. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden of €16,500 (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€4,500)) Winner will receive €9,900 (Penalty Value: €9,735), Second will receive €3,300, Third will receive €1,650, Fourth will receive €825, Fifth will receive €495, Sixth will receive €330. For two years old only, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 7 furlongs. €132 to enter, €33 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 7lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €9735; Second: €3300; Third: €1650; Fourth: €825; Fifth: €495; Sixth: €330. SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE SECOND RACE 1.55p.m. The Loder Irish EBF Fillies Race of €28,000 (Generously sponsored by the Loder family and the Irish EBF Fund (€10,000)) Winner will receive €16,800 (Penalty Value: €16,520), Second will receive €5,600, Third will receive €2,800, Fourth will receive €1,400, Fifth will receive €840, Sixth will receive €560. For two years old fillies only that are EBF eligible and that have not run before 1st June, 2021 and which, at entry, have not been placed first, second or third in a Group or Listed Race. About 7 furlongs. €224 to enter, €56 extra if declared to run. Weights: 9st 2lbs. Penalties - Winner of a race 4lb extra. Of two races 7lb extra. Allowance - Fillies that, at declaration, have not run allowed 3lb. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €16520; Second: €5600; Third: €2800; Fourth: €1400; Fifth: €840; Sixth: €560. SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 2.30p.m. The DMG Media Fillies 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 fillies only, maidens at starting. About 7 furlongs. €96 to enter, €24 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 2lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 8lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €7080; Second: €2400; Third: €1200; Fourth: €600; Fifth: €360; Sixth: €240. SEE PAGE 34 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 3.05p.m. The Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3) (Generously sponsored by Rathasker Stud) 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 6 furlongs. €250 to enter on July 14th, €250 extra if forfeit not declared by August 3rd or €5,000 if entered by August 3rd. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 5lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 9lbs, Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st January, 2021) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra. Of two Group 3 races or a Group 2 race 5lb extra. Of a Group 1 race 7lb extra. 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 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes. Free Entry Race (Flying Five Stakes). Stalls Centre Of Course. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000 SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 3.40p.m. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden of €15,000 (Generously sponsored by the Irish EBF (€3,000)) Winner will receive €9,000 (Penalty Value: €8,850), Second will receive, €3,000, Third will receive €1,500, Fourth will receive €750, Fifth will receive €450, Sixth will receive €300. For three years old and upwards, maidens at starting that are EBF eligible. About 5 furlongs. €120 to enter, €30 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 7lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 10lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Stalls Centre Of Course. Value to winner: €8850; Second: €3000; Third: €1500; Fourth: €750; Fifth: €450; Sixth: €300 SEE PAGE 50 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 4.10p.m. The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes of €250,000 (Group 1) (Generously sponsored by Keeneland) Winner will receive €150,000 (Penalty Value: €147,500) Second will receive €50,000, Third will receive €25,000, Fourth will receive €12,500, Fifth will receive €7,500, Sixth will receive €5,000. For two years old colts and fillies only. About 6 furlongs. €1,000 to enter on June 9th or €10,000 if entered on July 14th, €500 extra if forfeit not declared by July 14th, €1,000 extra if forfeit not declared by August 3rd or €25,000 if entered by August 3rd. Weights: 9st 5lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Stalls Centre Of Course. Value to winner: €147500; Second: €50000; Third: €25000; Fourth: €12500; Fifth: €7500; Sixth: €5000 SEE PAGE 58 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 4.40p.m. The TRI Equestrian Handicap of €15,500 (Generously sponsored by TRI Equestrian) Winner will receive €9,300 (Penalty Value: €9,145) Second will receive €3,100, Third will receive €1,550, Fourth will receive €775, Fifth will receive €465, Sixth will receive €310. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards (95 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 1 mile. €124 to enter, €31 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 3rd August. Value to winner: €9145; Second: €3100; Third: €1550; Fourth: €775; Fifth: €465; Sixth: €310 SEE PAGE 62 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 5.10p.m. The Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Handicap of €11,500 (Generously sponsored by Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital) Winner will receive €6,900 (Penalty Value: €6,785) Second will receive €2,300, Third will receive €1,150, Fourth will receive €575, Fifth will receive €345, Sixth will receive €230. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards (85 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 6 furlongs. €92 to enter, €23 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 3rd August. Value to winner: €6785; Second: €2300; Third: €1150; Fourth: €575; Fifth: €345; Sixth: €230 SEE PAGE 68 FOR THIS RACE

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