Curragh Racecard - Saturday 26th June - Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival Day 2

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Saturday 26th June 2021

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Welcome to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby I am delighted to welcome you to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby as we celebrate our 14th year as title sponsor and our 20th year in association with The Curragh Racecourse. This year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby marks the 155th running of the historic race which was first run in 1866. The race meeting also marks the return of spectators to sport in Ireland, and while the numbers are limited at this time for safety reasons, we are delighted to be part of this gradual return to normalcy. Despite the challenges of the past year, Dubai Duty Free has continued to operate its retail business at Dubai International Airport and in June last year introduced a Home Delivery service for UAE residents, which has proven popular. In December 2020 we marked our 37th anniversary and recorded annual sales of US$697 million. I am very proud of the great efforts made by our team of staff and managers in the past year and I am very grateful to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, for his ongoing support of our operation. Dubai Duty Free continued to invest in sports sponsorship over the past year and, despite most events being held behind closed doors, we were glad to support our partners such as The Curragh and to continue to promote our brand and the city of Dubai. In addition to our sponsorship of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, we are looking forward to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open taking place at the beautiful Mount Juliet Estate from 1-4th July. In August we return to Ascot for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and in September we return to the historic Newbury Racecourse for the Dubai Duty Free International Raceday. In March of this year the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free, was staged in Dubai. The tournament went fantastically well with the WTA week being won by two-time Grand Slam winner and former World No.1 Garbiñe Muguruza, while Wild Card entrant, Aslan Karatsev, won his very first ATP title. I would also like to pay tribute to all the frontline workers around the world for working relentlessly and tirelessly during this difficult year. You are real heroes for us all. Lastly, I would like to thank the Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board, Horse Racing Ireland and The Curragh Racecourse for keeping the racing going and for safely overseeing the return of spectators to the sport. I am sure that the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will bring the usual level of excitement that we all associate with this great race meeting. I wish you all a pleasant day of racing and stay safe. Colm McLoughlin Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Dubai Duty Free

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Today we host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, a race which has crafted the history of Irish thoroughbred racing. We are extremely pleased to host racegoers back for the first time in over a year, with our digital racecard a quality supplement to the day. View a video message from Chief Executive Pat Keogh below.

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We are once again incredibly grateful to Dubai Duty Free for their support of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, a race which they are sponsoring for the 14th year. A message from Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin can be viewed above.

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

UNDER THE RULES OF RACING

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

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

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

STAKEHOLDER: Horse Racing Ireland

ACTING STEWARDS: Mr. Laurence McFerran Mr. Robert Dore Mr. Con O’Mahony Mr. P. D. Matthews

MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Jennifer Pugh VETERINARY OFFICERS: Mr Joe O’Donnell Mr John Byrne Mr Errnan O’Donnell

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

FARRIERS: Eamon Behan Sean Kelly

ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE SCALES: Mr. P. Deegan

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

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

CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. B. Sheridan

STEWARDS SECRETARY: Mr. C. Sweeney MEDICAL OFFICERS: Dr. J. Pugh & Dr. P. Houlihan

For information and all the latest news, visit:

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

www.curragh.ie

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS: Ms. C. Murphy & Mr. D. J. Condell SECURITY OFFICERS: Mr. C. Gordon & Mr. D. Buckley

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HOW TO READ YOUR RACECARD 3

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

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

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

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Breeding Breeder Owner Form Jockey Trainer

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


GUIDE TO RACING

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

DISTANCE

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

The length of a race.

ANTE-POST

Describes a horse’s position in the starting stalls.

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

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

BACKWARD Young horse which needs time to mature.

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

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

COLOURS The racing silks worn by the jockeys.

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

CONNECTIONS The owner and trainer of a racehorse.

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DRAW FILLY Female horse up to four years old.

FOAL Horse of either sex 1 January the following year.

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FURLONG 220 yards (one eighth of a mile).

GELDING Castrated horse.

GOING Description of the course conditions under foot.

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

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

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

Mother of a horse.

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Official responsible for declaring finishing order and distances between horses.

Father of a horse.

JUVENILE

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

Two-year old horse.

SPREAD A PLATE

MAIDEN

SP/STARTING PRICE

Horse which has not yet won a race.

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

MARE Female horse, five years and over.

STAYER

ODDS ON

A horse more suited to running over longer distances.

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

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

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

TIC-TAC

PENALTY

Bookmakers hand-signalling method relaying odds.

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

UNDER STARTERS’ ORDERS

PHOTO FINISH

WEIGH OUT/WEIGH IN

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

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

PLATE

WINNER ALRIGHT

Shoe worn by horse for racing.

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

SCHOOLED

Occurs when the race is about to start.

Trained to jump.

YEARLING

SHORT RUNNER

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

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

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

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

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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 83 runners, 16%) runs RUSSIAN RIVER and SPEAK IN COLOURS (2.00), FRENCH RAIN and DILAWARA (2.30), ANDREAS VESALIUS (3.05), DAWN PATROL, RAISE YOU and SOUTHERN LIGHTS (4.20), STATE OF REST (4.50), SHOSHONE WARRIOR (5.55). R HANNON (10 wins from 95 runners, 11%) runs DUKEBOX (3.05), MOJO STAR (3.45). A P O’BRIEN (8 wins from 63 runners, 13%) runs ADMIRAL NELSON (2.00), MORE BEAUTIFUL (2.30), THE ACROPOLIS, CADAMOSTO and THE ENTERTAINER (3.05), HIGH DEFINITION, MATCHLESS, WORDSWORTH, ARTURO TOSCANINI and VAN GOGH (3.45), ONTARIO and LOUGH DERG (4.20), KHARTOUM (4.50).

JOCKEYS IN FORM - MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: WILLIAM BUICK (13 wins from 54 rides, 24%) rides HURRICANE LANE (3.45). RYAN MOORE (7 wins from 49 rides, 14%) rides ADMIRAL NELSON (2.00), MORE BEAUTIFUL (2.30), CADAMOSTO (3.05), HIGH DEFINITION (3.45), ONTARIO (4.20), KHARTOUM (4.50). COLIN KEANE (7 wins from 61 rides, 11%) rides A MA CHERE (2.00), MARBLING (2.30), DR ZEMPF (3.05), VAN GOGH (3.45), THUNDER KISS (4.20), GEORGEVILLE (4.50), HALE BOPP (5.25), POWERFUL TED (5.55).

FANCY THAT G M LYONS won the 3.05 race in 2016 and 2019. The stable is represented by Dr Zempf in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 3.45 race in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and 2017 and 2019 and 2020. The stable is represented by Arturo Toscanini, High Definition, Matchless, Van Gogh and Wordsworth in the race today. A P O’BRIEN won the 4.20 race in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and 2017 and 2018. The stable is represented by Lough Derg and Ontario in the race today. J HARRINGTON won the 4.50 race in 2018 and 2020. The stable is represented by Harpocrates in the race today. G M LYONS won the 5.25 race in 2017 and 2019. The stable is represented by Bucky Larson and Hale Bopp in the race today.

CLASSY TIPS The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 2.00 HARRY’S BAR (down 3 grades); MAKE A CHALLENGE (down 2) & SPEAK IN COLOURS (down 2) 4.20 ONTARIO (down 2 grades); SOUTHERN LIGHTS (down 2) & TRUE SELF (down 2) 4.50 BELLE IMAGE (down 3 grades) & STATE OF REST (down 3).

STABLE MOVES 2.30 DILAWARA has moved from M Delzangles to J P O’Brien & MARBLING has moved from A Fabre to G M Lyons 4.20 DAWN PATROL has moved from A P O’Brien to J P O’Brien 5.55 DARK HEART has moved from M Johnston to J Nash. 10


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

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

5F 10F

6F 12F

7F 14F

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

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

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CURRAGH TRAINER PROFILE Kevin Prendergast Kevin Prendergast is a multiple Group 1 and Classic winning trainer. His father Paddy was also an extremely successful and legendary trainer winning many major races around the world including the Irish Derby at The Curragh with Ragusa and Meadow Court. Kevin trained his first winner in 1963 and with over 2000 winners since then, he has written himself into the history books. The Curragh has always been and continues to be an “essential” part of his training regime.

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TIGGY HANCOCK

The Curragh and the whole Irish HorseRacing Community would like to pay a heartfelt tribute to Tiggy, who was laid to rest last Monday in County Carlow following a tragic accident. Our sincere condolences to her adoring family and many friends. May she rest in peace. 13


PAT SMULLEN - A LEGACY

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Pat was a true legend, and his achievements speak for themselves. He was Champion Jockey on no fewer than nine occasions and rode almost 2,000 winners worldwide. He was stable jockey to Dermot Weld for 20 years and the Curragh was his second home. Even after all his success at the Curragh as a jockey, it was out of the saddle that he had perhaps his finest day here when he was the driving force behind the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland on Longines Irish Champions Weekend 2019, which raised €2.5 million for Cancer Trials Ireland for their work into pancreatic cancer trials and research. That is a day that will never be forgotten by those lucky enough to be there. The Pat Smullen Jockeys Room mosaic mural tribute was designed by Pat’s wife Frances and her artist sister Monika Crowley who worked with Richie Buttle from ProPhoto in Co Wexford to develop the artwork. The mosaic mural is made up of over 400 photos of Pat which were donated from many of Pat’s friends and colleagues. 15


PAT SMULLEN - A LEGACY

GREY SWALLOW - 2004

Pat recorded his first Irish Derby win in 2004, onboard the Dermot Weld-trained Grey Swallow. Aptly named, the son of Daylami was a talented juvenile, winning impressively by 10 lengths on debut at Galway. Rested for three months, he made his second juvenile start at Leopardstown in the Killavullan Stakes, winning impressively by eight lengths. He made his three-year-old debut in the 2,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown, beating the Aidan O’Brien-trained Meath, before travelling to Newmarket for the 2000 Guineas, in which he finished fourth. Returned to Ireland for the Irish equivalent, finishing third. Smullen was at his best aboard Grey Swallow in the 2004 Irish Derby, where he rousted his mount home to beat Epsom Derby winner North Light. Smullen made use of his mount’s speed over the mile and a half trip and settled him nicely, capping a memorable victory in front of a packed grandstand. Grey Swallow raced on, finishing a close fourth in the Irish Champion Stakes a three-year-old before proigressing at four to win the Tattersalls Gold Cup on his seasonal debut.

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PAT SMULLEN - A LEGACY

HARZAND - 2016

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Pat recorded his second Irish Derby win in 2016, for another Dermot Weld trainee, this time with the Aga Khan-owned Harzand. This son of Sea The Stars hails from an exceptional Aga Khan family. Fifth on his debut as a juvenile, Harzand showed significant development as a three-year-old, winning at Cork on his seasonal debut and following that win up in the Ballysax at Leopardstown. After a short break he was sent to Epsom for the Derby on only his third start. A typically perfect ride from Smullen saw Harzand come home in front, landing a remarkable victory for connections. Returned to the Curragh for the Irish equivalent, Smullen was again at his best to guide home Harzand in confident style to see off the challenge of Idaho by half a length. His next two runs at Leopardstown and Chantilly didn’t go to plan, but Harzand goes down in history as one of the few horses to do the Epsom-Curragh Derby double.

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WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE DOCTORS, NURSES, CARERS, HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND ALL OF THE EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR THEIR DEDICATION, SUPPORT AND TIRELESS SERVICE TO ALL OUR COMMUNITIES

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IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL 2021

Wishing all Owners the very best of Luck Contact: Regina Byrne, Manager Tel: 045 878193 Mob: 087 1515119 Email: info@irishracehorseowners.com 25


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1866 Selim wins the inaugural running

1977 The Minstrel does the Epsom-Curragh Derby double under Lester Piggott, surviving a late stewards enquiry to keep the race

1981 Shergar wins the race to follow up his record breaking Epsom Derby win

1970 Nijinsky wins the Classic on route to winning the English Triple Crown

1990 Salsabil becomes only the second filly to win the race, defeating a strong field for trainer John Dunlop

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1999 Montjeu gives Cash Asmussen a second victory in the race for John Hammond, following up his win in the French Derby 2012 Camelot is imperious in victory to record Aidan O’Brien’s seventh consecutive win

2020 Santiago records a seventh win in 10 years for Aidan O’Brien

2014 The classy Australia lands the race for father-son combo of Aidan and Joseph O’Brien

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2016 Harzand proves a popular winner for Pat Smullen

2001 Galileo comes out on top under a fine ride by Mick Kinane

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WE PAY 5 PLACES INSTEAD OF 4

2.30PM & 5.25PM Curragh We’re also paying 4 places in 2.00PM, 3.05PM & 5.55PM Curragh

Please Gamble Responsibly Retail extra places may vary. Please see screens in shops for details. Applies from after the final declaration stage on pre-race bets only. If fewer than 15 runners take part in the 2.30pm or 5.25pm at the Curragh, we’ll pay 4 places. If fewer than 11 runners take part in the 2.00pm, 3.05pm or 5.55pm at the Curragh, standard place terms will apply. In the event of non-runners, place terms may vary. See paddypower.com for full T&Cs.


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RACE ONE

FIRST RACE 2.00P.M. THE DUBAI DUTY FREE DASH STAKES OF W75,000 (LISTED RACE)

6f

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

Stalls Centre of Course. Value to winner: r44250; Second: r15000; Third: r7500; Fourth: r3750; Fifth: r2250; Sixth: r1500.

(For Race Conditions see page 107)

RACE SPONSOR

Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Dubai Duty Free will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and groom and a €100 to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

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

Horse

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SPEAK IN COLOURS (GB) (35)

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60-2057 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

The winner of this contest when it was last run in 2019 who has to give weight all round for his Group 3 success at Fairyhouse last July. That said, his recent form has been disappointing. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Speak In Colours (GB) 7 flat wins r219,375.90 CD — Handicap Rating 105 15/2 HR108 S.M. Crosse 9.5 (TS) 4 1/2L 7th of 10 to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy 12/1 HR110 S.M. Crosse 10.2 (TS) 5L 5th of 11 to Lancaster House 10.0 here 17 APR Group 3 7f Gd David Egan 9.5 (TS) 5 3/4L 11th of 13 to Extravagant Kid (USA) 9.5 MEYDAN 27 MAR Group 1 6f Gd

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HARRY’S BAR (GB) (11)

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103620 F Ronan Whelan J Adrian McGuinness T

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

All of his nine victories have come on an artificial surface and he bids to be more competitive than he was in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot last time. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Harry’s Bar (GB) 9 flat wins r132,267.20 D — Handicap Rating 106 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 Hollie Doyle 9.5 3L 6th of 12 to Summerghand 9.5 LINGFIELD PARK 2 APR 6f 1yds Std

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Br B g Mayson (GB) - Funny Enough (GB) B Whitsbury Manor Stud & Mrs M E Slade O Shamrock Thoroughbreds

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2-41797 F Gavin Ryan J Adrian McGuinness T

A talented individual who won in this grade at Cork in April, having continued to knock on the door throughout his career, but he has struggled to land a blow since that effort and others are preferred. Winning Range Yld-GF. Star Rating 3 Laugh A Minute (GB) 4 flat wins r216,342.20 D — Handicap Rating 104 20/1 HR105 R.P. Whelan 10.0 (V) 5 3/4L 7th of 11 to Logo Hunter 9.7 CK 9 JUN Listed 5f Yld 12/1 HR106 G.M. Ryan 9.5 5L 9th of 10 to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy 3/1 HR106 G.M. Ryan 10.0 3L 7th of 9 to Mooneista 8.10 NAAS 26 APR Listed 5f Gd

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Br B g Invincible Spirit - Crinoline (USA) B Godolphin O M G Hogan & Walter O’Connor & James Joseph Reilly

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84-3472 F Joe Doyle J Denis Gerard Hogan T

He bounced back to form when travelling strongly here in the Greenlands Stakes last month before finishing second and a repeat of that would give him strong credentials. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 4 Make A Challenge 10 flat wins r187,376.00 CD — Handicap Rating 106 9/1 HR106 James J. Doyle 9.5 (CP) 3/4L 2nd to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY 10rn Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy 4/1 HR108 James J. Doyle 10.0 (CP) 9L 7th of 10 to Logo Hunter 9.3 NAAS 16 MAY Listed 5f Sft 11/4Fav HR110 James J. Doyle 10.0 (CP) 3/4L 1/2L nk 4th to Mooneista 8.10 NAAS 26 APR 9rn Listed 5f Gd

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MASTER MATT (GB) (25)

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

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2159-21 F Sam Ewing J Matthew J Smith T

He improved throughout last season and appears to have taken another step forward based on his handicap victory at Tipperary at the start of the month. Winning Range SH-GF & AW. Star Rating 3 Master Matt (GB) 6 flat wins r53,514.50 C D — Handicap Rating 95 11/4Fav HR91 C.T. Keane 9.12 (BK) won hd 1/2L from Strong Johnson 9.2 and Rough Diamond 9.4 TIPP 1 JUN 14rn Ext hcp 5f Gd/Yld 58sec 4/5Fav HR91 Sam Ewing 9.7 (TS) s/hd 2nd to Queens Carriage 8.11 FAIR 28 MAY 3rn 6f Sft/Hvy 8/1 HR93 Sam Ewing 8.13 (CP) (TS) 5 1/2L 9th of 12 to Whatharm 8.12 DUN 18 DEC 20 hcp 7f Std

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SMASH WILLIAMS (16)

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Br Ch g Fracas - Take Flight B Mrs M Joyce O Military Syndicate/Mrs J S Bolger

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4658-56 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

His last success came in October 2018 in this company and he will need to improve despite the ease in grade suiting him on this occasion. Winning Range YS-GF. Star Rating 3 Smash Williams 3 flat wins r78,115.00 CD — Handicap Rating 101 22/1 HR100 K.J. Manning 9.11 (TS) 3 1/4L 6th of 10 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.11 LEP 10 JUN Group 3 6f 181yds Gd 40/1 HR100 K.J. Manning 9.5 (TS) 3 1/2L 5th of 10 to Gustavus Weston 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 2 6f Sft/Hvy 28/1 HR103 K.J. Manning 9.9 (TS) 7 1/4L 8th of 13 to Current Option 9.9 CK 8 AUG 20 Listed 7f Gd

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WONDER ELZAAM (50)

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

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231940 F J M Sheridan J Niall Thomas Egan T

He wasn’t disgraced when fourth in a Group 3 at the course on his penultimate start before a disappointing effort in a Cork handicap last month. Best watched on this occasion. Winning Range Sft & AW. Star Rating 2 Wonder Elzaam 2 flat wins r13,570.00 — Handicap Rating 99 22/1 HR100 A.J. Farragher 9.5 (BK) 12L 19th of 20 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 40/1 HR100 J.M. Sheridan 9.11 (BK) 2 1/2L 1 3/4L 1/2L 4th to Lancaster House 10.0 here 17 APR 11rn Group 3 7f Gd 7/1 HR100 L.T. McAteer 9.9 (BK) 4 3/4L 9th of 16 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.4 LEP 11 APR hcp 7f Gd

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ROMANTIC PROPOSAL (24)

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9

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4647-32 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

She has taken her form to a new level this season, despite not getting her head in front, and her recent second in a Group 3 at the course makes her the one to beat. Winning Range YS-Gd. Star Rating 5 Romantic Proposal 3 flat wins r62,275.50 C — Handicap Rating 101 6/1 HR99 S.M. Crosse 9.8 1/2L 2nd to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN 13rn Group 3 6f Yld 20/1 HR99 S.M. Crosse 9.6 4 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Logo Hunter 9.3 NAAS 16 MAY 10rn Listed 5f Sft 13/2 HR99 O.J. Orr 9.3 6L 7th of 11 to Lustown Baba 9.2 here 15 OCT 20 Listed 6f Sft

9

SENDMYLOVETOYOU (84)

5

Br B f Invincible Spirit - Sendmylovetorose (GB) B Mr M Enright O M J Enright

9

4

(CPiece)

(130)

(5)

40561-0 F Ben Coen J M Halford T

She finished amongst the midfield on her return in this grade at Cork in April and she will need to improve a fair amount to be in the mix. Winning Range Yld & AW. Star Rating 2 Sendmylovetoyou 2 flat wins r20,664.00 CD — Handicap Rating 88 28/1 HR90 R.P. Whelan 9.4 (CP) 7 1/2L 10th of 15 to Laugh A Minute (GB) 9.9 CK 3 APR Listed 6f Yld 7/1 HR85 R.P. Whelan 9.2 (CP) won 3/4L nk from Inflection Point 9.11 and War Hero 8.8 DUN 11 DEC 20 12rn hcp 6f Std 1min 12sec 100/30 HR86 R.P. Whelan 9.10 1 3/4L 6th of 11 to Master Matt (GB) 9.7 DUN 27 NOV 20 Ext hcp 6f Std

10 ADMIRAL NELSON (GB) (16)

3

Br B c Kingman (GB) - Shamandar (FR) B Mr & Mrs R & P Scott O Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier

9

2

(128)

(16)

8493-78 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

He looked a potentially smart performer when scoring on his racecourse debut here last year but the wheels appear to have fallen off since. Faces a tough assignment. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Admiral Nelson (GB) 1 flat win r10,325.00 C — Handicap Rating 97 22/1 HR99 W.M. Lordan 9.1 6 1/4L 8th of 10 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.11 LEP 10 JUN Group 3 6f 181yds Gd 7/2 HR100 R.L. Moore 9.2 8 1/2L last of 7 to Snapraeterea 9.2 NAAS 16 MAY Listed 7f Sft 6/1 HR96 E.J. McNamara 9.5 1 1/4L 1/2L 3rd to Zaffy’s Pride 9.0 DUN 2 OCT 20 8rn Listed 7f Std

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RACE ONE

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RACE ONE

11 QUARANTINE DREAMS (17)

3

9

(V,T)

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

2

(128)

(9)

015 F N G McCullagh J K J Condon T

He wasn’t entirely disgraced on his first attempt in Listed company when fifth at Cork earlier in the month and the extra furlong is unlikely to pose any issues. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 3 Quarantine Dreams 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 97 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 14/1 N.G. McCullagh 9.7 7 1/4L 10th of 14 to Maoilin (USA) 9.2 DUN 31 MAR mdn 7f Std

12 SANTOSHA (17)

3 (CPiece)

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

9

2

(128)

(2)

3185-70 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

A Group 3 winner last season at Ascot having started her career with plenty of promise. However, she ended last year by disappointing on a couple of occasions and she needs to prove whether she has trained on. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Santosha 2 flat wins r24,886.00 D — Handicap Rating 97 40/1 HR100 S. Foley 9.2 8 1/2L 10th of 11 to Logo Hunter 9.7 CK 9 JUN Listed 5f Yld 20/1 HR101 S. Foley 9.2 7L 7th of 9 to A Case Of You 9.5 NAAS 16 MAY Group 3 5f 205yds Sft Thomas Greatrex 9.0 16L last of 5 to Isabella Giles 9.0 NEWMARKET 25 SEP 20 Group 2 7f Gd

13 A MA CHERE (24)

3

8

11

(123)

(11)

1376-7 F Colin Keane J D K Weld T

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

She placed at Group 3 level on her second start at Leopardstown last August, but is yet to replicate that form since and appears to be up against it. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 A Ma Chere 1 flat win r10,335.00 CD — Handicap Rating 95 40/1 HR95 C.T. Keane 9.0 4L 7th of 13 to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN Group 3 6f Yld 12/1 HR97 O.J. Orr 9.2 4 1/4L 6th of 10 to Elysium 9.2 here 27 SEP 20 Group 3 7f Gd/Yld 50/1 O.J. Orr 9.2 6 3/4L 7th of 13 to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 7f Gd

14 LOCH LEIN (24)

3

8

11

(123)

(1)

321-054 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

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

The filly produced her best effort to date when fourth in a Group 3 at the course earlier in the month and she is capable of further progression. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 4 Loch Lein 1 flat win r9,145.00 D — Handicap Rating 95 12/1 HR95 S. Foley 9.0 1/2L 1 1/2L 1L 4th to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN 13rn Group 3 6f Yld 100/30 HR99 S. Foley 9.2 6L 5th of 8 to Measure Of Magic 9.2 CK 7 MAY Listed 5f 110yds Gd/Frm 11/2 HR99 S. Foley 9.2 9 3/4L 11th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd

15 RUSSIAN RIVER (17)

3

Br B f Dandy Man - Kazatzka (GB) B Coleman Bloodstock Limited O By The Way Partnership

(TStrap)

8

11

(123)

(4)

621-524 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

She has run with credit on both her outings this season in Listed events and the step back up to 6f won’t do any harm to her chances. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Russian River 1 flat win r8,260.00 D — Handicap Rating 96 20/1 HR96 D.P. McDonogh 8.13 (TS) 1 1/2L 3/4L 1/2L 4th to Logo Hunter 9.7 CK 9 JUN 11rn Listed 5f Yld 16/1 HR83 S.M. Crosse 9.2 (TS) 3 1/4L 2nd to Measure Of Magic 9.2 CK 7 MAY 8rn Listed 5f 110yds Gd/Frm 13/2 HR85 D. McMonagle 8.13 (TS) 8 3/4L 5th of 11 to To Glory (GB) 9.9 DUN 26 MAR 1m Std

16 TERESA MENDOZA (24)

3

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

(TStrap)

8

11

(123)

(12)

120-33 F Billy Lee J K J Condon T

A lightly-raced filly who finished third on her latest outing at the track earlier in the month and she cannot be discounted on what is only her sixth career outing. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 4 Teresa Mendoza 1 flat win r9,735.00 CD — Handicap Rating 97 16/1 HR97 B.M. Coen 9.0 (TS) 1/2L 1 1/2L 3rd to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN 13rn Group 3 6f Yld 11/2 HR97 W.J. Lee 9.2 (TS) 3 1/4L 3/4L 3rd to Measure Of Magic 9.2 CK 7 MAY 8rn Listed 5f 110yds Gd/Frm 11/2 W.J. Lee 9.2 10L 10th of 13 to Shale 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 Group 1 7f Gd

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Probable Starting Prices - 4/1 Make A Challenge, 6/1 Romantic Proposal, 7/1 Speak In Colours (GB), 8/1 Teresa Mendoza, 10/1 Harry’s Bar (GB), Laugh A Minute (GB), Loch Lein, Russian River, 12/1 Smash Williams, 14/1 Quarantine Dreams, A Ma Chere, 16/1 Master Matt (GB), Admiral Nelson (GB), 20/1 Wonder Elzaam, 33/1 Sendmylovetoyou, 50/1 Santosha 2020 - 1st Harry’s Bar (GB) 2nd Laugh A Minute (GB) 3rd Inflection Point (1 min. 10.9 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT Make A Challenge returned to somewhere near his best when runner-up in the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes here last month and the drop in class warrants him the utmost respect. However, he could prove vulnerable against an improver in the shape of ROMANTIC PROPOSAL. She has taken a big step forward this season, most notably when second in a Group 3 at the course earlier in the month, and is in the right hands to continue her progression. Loch Lein (third) and Teresa Mendoza (fourth) were behind the selection on that occasion and they appear to be the pick of the remainder.

WIN: ROMANTIC PROPOSAL

DANGER: LOCH LEIN

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

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RACE ONE

B,T worn by No. 5. Blinkers worn by No. 7. CPiece worn by No. 4, No. 9, No. 12. TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 6, No. 15, No. 16. V,T worn by No. 11.


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SUPPORTS

As racing starts on the road to normality, the Curragh Racecourse is delighted to remember those less fortunate in the community and €10 from the 1,000 tickets purchased will go to the Peter McVerry Trust, the national charity who provide accommodation for the homeless at seven different locations in Kildare. Peter McVerry Trust, originally known as the Arrupe Society, was established in 1983 by Fr Peter McVerry, a Jesuit priest. Fr McVerry began working in Summerhill in Dublin’s north inner-city in 1974, where he witnessed first-hand the problems of homelessness and deprivation. Peter McVerry Trust is a national housing and homeless charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage. They offer pragmatic, dignified responses to the needs of people engaging in drug misuse. At present,PeterMcVerryTrust’sDrugTreatmentServicesincludeaDrug Stabilisation and Recovery Service, a Residential Community Detox Service, and a Residential Drug-Free Aftercare Accommodation Service. 35


14 YEARS OF THE DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY

2021 marks the 14th year of sponsorship by Dubai Duty Free of the Irish Derby, the premier Classic in the Irish flat racing season.

2008

The first year of sponsorship by Dubai Duty Free of the Irish Derby yielded a familiar result, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Frozen Fire making a winning debut at the Curragh and running out the 16/1 winner under Seamie Heffernan.

Fame And Glory went one better at the Curragh than at Epsom, winning cosily under Johnny Murtagh by a five length margin. Settled into mid-division, Fame And Glory stretched away a furlong from the finish to win comfortably.

2010

A talented son of Galileo, Cape Blanco made it five in a row for Aidan O’Brien when seeing off stablemates Midas Touch and Jan Vermeer to run out a half length winner and land back to back renewals of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby for Johnny Murtagh.

Treasure Beach was only beaten a head at Epsom but made amends at the Curragh, winning in the hands of Colm O’Donoghue. He led home a Ballydoyle 1-2-3, with Seville and Memphis Tennessee rounding out the placings.

2012

2009

2011

Camelot made it five races in a row and maintained his unbeaten record when winning as 1/5 favourite under Joseph O’Brien, marking a first Irish Derby for the rider. He saw off four rivals to win cosily and maintain his reputation as a leading colt.

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It was up to Jim Bolger to halt the period of Ballydoyle dominance, and Trading Leather did so in 2013. A winner of the Silver Stakes on his previous win, he got the better of Galileo Rock, Festive Cheer and Ruler Of The World to win the 2013 renewal.

2014

One of the best winners of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Australia was imperious and made it an Epsom-Curragh double when winning as 1/8 favourite under Joseph O’Brien. He made it another 1-2-3 for Ballydoyle, with Kingfisher and Orchestra in behind.

Behind Golden Horn at Epsom, Jack Hobbs showed his class to win the 2015 renewal of the race under William Buick for John Gosden and the Godolphin team. He became the first British-trained winner since Balanchine in 1994.

2016

2017

2013

2015

A fine winner under Pat Smullen, Harzand backed up his dominant Epsom victory by winning cosily to give Dermot Weld his first winner of the race since Grey Swallow in 2004, who was also ridden to victory by Pat Smullen.

Capri showed grit and determination to turn round the form from Epsom and come out on top in a blanket finish under Seamie Heffernan. Delivered late, he beat Cracksman into second and Epsom winner Wings Of Eagles into third.

A first Classic winner for Joseph O’Brien as a trainer, and a first Irish Classic winner for brother Donnacha in the saddle, Latrobe improved from his course and distance maiden win to see off Rostropovich and the talented Saxon Warrior.

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2019

A surprise winner of the 2019 renewal, Sovereign was most impressive when making all under Padraig Beggy to see off Epsom winner Anthony Van Dyck and six other rivals by a wide six length margin.

2020

A comfortable winner at Royal Ascot, Santiago was backed up quickly and just held off the late surge of stablemate Tiger Moth to record another Classic winner for Seamie Heffernan and Aidan O’Brien.

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#FUTURECHAMPIONS COLOURING COMPETITION The Curragh is delighted to announce the winners of our future champions colouring competitions, with the winning masterpieces pictured below!

Zoe, age 6

Cian O’Brien, age 8

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SECOND RACE 2.30P.M. THE DUBAI DUTY FREE SUMMER FILLIES HANDICAP OF W100,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP)

7f

Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) Rathbride Post

Starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 15th June. Value to winner: r59000; Second: r20000; Third: r10000; Fourth: r5000; Fifth: r3000; Sixth: r2000.

RACE TWO

(For Race Conditions see page 107)

RACE SPONSOR

Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Dubai Duty Free will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and groom and a €100 to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

GALTEE MIST (19)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

5

9

12

(138)

(5)

10-0311 F Oisin Orr J Joseph G Murphy T

Br B f Gale Force Ten (GB) - Lilac Mist (GB) B Robert Ryan, Brendan Quinn & Joan Quinn O T Egan & Mrs Bridget Dillon

Kept on well on her latest outing to make all over this trip. Although she has a 5lb rise to contend with, she arrives in a rich vein of form and should be thereabouts. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 4 Galtee Mist 5 flat wins r46,054.00 CD — Handicap Rating 94 9/4Fav HR89 G.F. Carroll 9.11 won 1/2L 3/4L from Silver Service 9.5 and Royal Canford 9.7 GOW 7 JUN 14rn hcp 7f Gd 1min 25.7sec 9/2 HR83 G.F. Carroll 10.0 won 2L nk from Mudawy 9.9 and Mogwli 8.10 LIST 5 JUN 12rn hcp (50-85)6f 60yds Sft 1min 20sec 16/1 HR81 O.J. Orr 9.5 2 3/4L hd 3rd to Soaring Monarch 9.4 ROS 11 MAY 14rn Ext hcp 7f 70yds Sft

2

SILVER SERVICE (15)

5

9

(TStrap)

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

8

(134)

(13)

368825 F Billy Lee J Michael Mulvany T

Hit the line strong on her penultimate outing when finishing second to Galtee Mist. Posted a lacklustre performance at Fairyhouse last time out but she has to merit consideration. Winning Range SH-GF. Star Rating 3 Silver Service 4 flat wins r33,935.00 C D — Handicap Rating 90 3/1 HR90 G.F. Carroll 9.8 (TS) 4L last of 5 to San Andreas 9.9 FAIR 11 JUN 7f Gd/Frm 12/1 HR88 D. McMonagle 9.5 (TS) 1/2L 2nd to Galtee Mist 9.11 GOW 7 JUN 14rn hcp 7f Gd 66/1 HR88 G.F. Carroll 9.8 (TS) 4 3/4L 8th of 13 to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN Group 3 6f Yld

3

DILAWARA (FR) (219)

4

Br B f Dream Ahead (USA) - Dilafara (FR) B S C E A Haras de Son Altesse l’Aga Khan O Capel Street Syndicate

(Hood)

9

6

(132)

(11)

2-1410- F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Bolted up in a handicap at Longchamp in testing conditions before posting an underwhelming effort in Listed company. She hasn’t been seen since last November and is a very intriguing candidate on stable debut. Winning Range Hvy-GS. Star Rating 3 Dilawara (FR) 2 flat wins r22,500.00 — Handicap Rating 88 Gerald Mosse 9.2 12L 11th of 16 to Honey Cake 9.2 FONTAINEBLEAU 19 NOV 20 Listed 7f Sft V CHEMINAUD 9.6 won 8L nk from Alkaid (FR) 8.2 and Allucination (GB) 9.0 PARISLONGCHAMP 29 OCT 20 12rn hcp 6f 110yds Hvy 1min 22.6sec V CHEMINAUD 8.9 1 1/4L 1 1/4L 2L 4th to Rajani (FR) 9.2 CHANTILLY 25 SEP 20 7rn 1m Sft

4

LET’S (8)

3 (Hood)

Br B f Shalaa - Elizabelle B TEK Squarey O Let’s Partnership

9

6(7lb ex) (132)

(14)

1-44471 F J M Sheridan (5) J K J Condon T

Kept on strongly to claim her first turf victory over 1m at Limerick eight days ago. She needed every yard that day and it’s fascinating that they return her to this trip. Respected. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Let’s 2 flat wins r16,225.00 — Handicap Rating 97 13/2 HR90 N.G. McCullagh 9.6 (H) won 1/2L 1L from Neptune Rock 9.6 and Eylara 9.6 LIM 18 JUN 6rn 1m Gd 1min 43.3sec 11/2 HR90 W.J. Lee 9.10 (H) 8 1/4L 7th of 12 to Create Belief 9.7 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 8/1 HR90 W.J. Lee 9.10 (H) 1 3/4L 1/2L 3/4L 4th to Pale Iris 8.13 here 3 MAY 11rn Ext hcp 7f Yld/Sft

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MORE BEAUTIFUL (USA) (24)

3

9

6

(132)

(7)

965-945 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

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

Won decisively on debut before being highly-tried as a juvenile. Her three outings this campaign have been in Group 3 company and this half-sister to Saxon Warrior sets a good standard. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 4 More Beautiful (USA) 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 97 15/2 HR97 J.A. Heffernan 9.0 3 1/2L 5th of 13 to Sonaiyla 9.8 here 2 JUN Group 3 6f Yld 10/1 HR95 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 1 3/4L 1 3/4L 1/2L 4th to Joan Of Arc 9.2 LEP 9 MAY 11rn Group 3 1m Gd 28/1 HR95 P.B. Beggy 9.2 6 1/4L 9th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd

6

FRENCH RAIN (14)

4 (Hood)

Br Ch f Siyouni (FR) - Evening Rain (USA) B Newtown Anner Stud O HLT Partnership

9

5

(131)

(9)

75040-2 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Displayed plenty of encouraging signs when finishing second on stable debut over 1m at Limerick 14 days ago. She clearly has potential and could be sitting on an appealing mark. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 French Rain 1 flat win r10,342.50 C — Handicap Rating 87 18/1 HR83 S.M. Crosse 9.7 (H) 1/2L 2nd to Dream Tale (GB) 8.12 LIM 12 JUN 12rn hcp 1m Gd 28/1 HR88 G.F. Carroll 9.10 (BK) 64L last of 12 to Paso Doble 8.11 FAIR 1 OCT 20 Ext hcp 1m 2f Sft 12/1 HR88 C.T. Keane 9.10 (BK) 2L hd 1 1/4L 4th to Holy Roman Empress 9.1 PUN 3 SEP 20 8rn Ext hcp 1m 1f Sft

7

MARBLING (GB) (255)

4

9

4

(130)

(6)

2-365- F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br B f Kingman (GB) - Bracing Breeze (GB) B Juddmonte Farms Ltd O Sean Jones & David Spratt & Mrs Lynne Lyons

This Kingman filly showed glimpses of promise over in France last year. Arrives on stable debut after a lengthy absence and she’s worth noting. Winning Range GS. Star Rating 3 Marbling (GB) — Handicap Rating 86 A MADAMET 8.4 5L 5th of 7 to Lupo Nero (FR) 9.2 SAINT-CLOUD 14 OCT 20 1m Hvy V CHEMINAUD 9.2 3L 6th of 8 to Digression 9.2 ANGERS 5 JUN 20 6f 165yds Gd /Sft V CHEMINAUD 8.9 3 1/2L 3/4L 3rd to Hurricane Ivor 8.13 CHANTILLY 13 MAY 20 11rn 6f Gd /Sft

8

AMBER KITE (76)

3

9

3

(129)

(15)

10271-7 F Sam Ewing (5) J G M Lyons T

Br Ch f New Bay (GB) - Arctic Passage (GER) B Michael Buckley O Sean Jones & David Spratt & Mrs Lynne Lyons

Won in good style on her final appearance last year. Took a big step forward in the 1,000 Guineas Trial when hitting the line strong from the rear of the field and she looks a big player. Winning Range SH-Yld. Star Rating 4 Amber Kite 2 flat wins r26,255.00 D — Handicap Rating 94 40/1 HR90 C.T. Keane 9.2 4L 7th of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd 11/4Fav HR81 C.T. Keane 9.4 won 3 1/4L nk from Moonhall Girl 9.0 and Sheer Chance 8.12 LEP 24 OCT 20 9rn Ext hcp 7f Sft/Hvy 1min 35.6sec 18/1 HR81 G.F. Carroll 8.12 6L 7th of 16 to Ecliptical 9.3 NAAS 18 OCT 20 7f Sft

9

MIA MENTO (15)

5

Br B f Casamento - Mia Divina (GB) B C Marnane O Summerseat Stables Ltd

(CPiece)

9

1

(127)

(4)

453-005 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Has been slightly hit and miss in the last two years. Her last win was in 2018 and she has plenty on her plate again today, although she’s on a workable mark. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Mia Mento 1 flat win r15,375.00 — Handicap Rating 83 15/2 HR84 S. Foley 9.4 (CP) 1 3/4L 5th of 16 to Dream Today 9.3 FAIR 11 JUN Ext hcp 6f Gd/Frm 22/1 HR84 S. Foley 9.6 (H) 3L 11th of 14 to Galtee Mist 9.11 GOW 7 JUN hcp 7f Gd 12/1 HR85 S.T. McCullagh 9.9 (H) 7 1/2L 13th of 18 to Half Nutz 9.6 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft

10 IVA FEELING (GB) (13)

4

Br B f Ivawood - Ceoldrama (USA) B Ennistown Stud O All The Right Faces Syndicate

9

0

(126)

(16)

61-9 F Joe Doyle J Shane Crawley T

A lightly-raced filly who won going away on her final outing last year. Didn’t look herself on seasonal reappearance when finishing ninth at Gowran Park, but there could be plenty of progression on the horizon. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Iva Feeling (GB) 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 82 7/1 HR84 J.A. Heffernan 9.8 (TS) 10L 9th of 11 to Sh Boom (GB) 9.11 GOW 13 JUN hcp 7f Gd 22/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 won 2 1/2L 3L from Fictitious Lady 9.2 and Feminism 9.2 DUN 20 NOV 20 13rn mdn 1m Std 1min 38.9sec 12/1 R.C. Colgan 9.2 8 1/4L 6th of 11 to Miss Molly T 9.2 LEP 16 OCT 20 mdn 7f Yld/Sft

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RACE TWO

5


11 DEIDRA (13)

4

RACE TWO

8

(Blinkers)

Br Gr f Dark Angel - Lethal Lena B Canice Farrell O Robert J W Moran

13

(125)

(10)

9-00-005 F Mikey Sheehy (5) J D K Weld T

Gave a good account when only beaten a length in fifth at Gowran Park 13 days ago. She remains on the same mark and is entitled to build on that effort. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Deidra 1 flat win r9,751.50 — Handicap Rating 81 20/1 HR81 D. McMonagle 9.0 (V) 1 1/2L 5th of 11 to Sh Boom (GB) 9.11 GOW 13 JUN hcp 7f Gd 12/1 HR85 C.T. Keane 9.6 (V) 13L last of 11 to Queenship 8.1 GOW 7 APR Ext hcp 7f Sft 80/1 HR86 W.M. Lordan 8.9 12L 15th of 24 to Layfayette 8.13 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy

12 ALLAGAR (8)

3

8

10

(Blinkers)

Br B f Vocalised (USA) - Teodolite B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

(122)

(8)

167-006 F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

She was heavily campaigned as a juvenile but hasn’t fired yet this season. The handicapper keeps loosening his grip on her and she could sneak a place. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 2 Allagar 1 flat win r14,750.00 D — Handicap Rating 87 14/1 HR87 K.J. Manning 9.6 (BK) 4 1/2L last of 6 to Let’s 9.6 LIM 18 JUN 1m Gd 50/1 HR90 K.J. Manning 9.2 (CP) 4 1/2L 13th of 14 to Galtee Mist 9.11 GOW 7 JUN hcp 7f Gd 125/1 HR91 K.J. Manning 9.2 12L last of 15 to Keeper Of Time 9.2 LEP 11 APR Group 3 7f Gd

13 MISS MOLLY T (13)

4

8

10

(122)

(3)

2018-24 F Seamie Heffernan J Gerard Keane T

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

Only beaten by a small margin when fourth over this trip earlier this month. She reopposes a few of those rivals and looks poised to give a decent showing off the same mark. Winning Range YS. Star Rating 3 Miss Molly T 1 flat win r7,080.00 D — Handicap Rating 78 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 11/1 HR79 C.T. Keane 9.2 10L 8th of 18 to Galtee Mist 9.1 here 2 NOV 20 Ext hcp 7f Hvy

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4

8

10

(122)

(2)

2125-83 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Br B f Mastercraftsman - Sinaniya (USA) B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

Kept on to finish third on her latest outing at Gowran Park, beating Miss Molly T by the smallest of margins. They reoppose off the same terms and, should the rain stay away, looks to have a live chance. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Sindhia 1 flat win r6,490.00 D — Handicap Rating 78 6/1 HR78 R.P. Whelan 9.2 hd 3/4L 3rd to Sh Boom (GB) 9.11 GOW 13 JUN 11rn hcp 7f Gd 8/1 HR80 R.P. Whelan 9.1 9L 8th of 11 to Queenship 8.1 GOW 7 APR Ext hcp 7f Sft 5/2Fav HR81 R.P. Whelan 9.3 2 1/2L 5th of 14 to Bucky Larson 9.12 DUN 6 NOV 20 Ext hcp 1m Std

15 NEW EMERALD BAY (35)

3

Br B f New Bay (GB) - Lucky Pipit (GB) B Stonepark Farms Ltd & New Bay Syndicate O Syndicates Racing

8

(CPiece)

9

(121)

(12)

3198-65 F Danny Sheehy (3) J J P Murtagh T

Finished behind a subsequent Royal Ascot winner last time out. That form has been advertised handsomely but she may need plenty of rain in order to land the spoils today. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 New Emerald Bay 1 flat win r9,145.00 D — Handicap Rating 86 10/1 HR88 D.E. Sheehy 9.5 7 3/4L 5th of 12 to Create Belief 9.7 here 22 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 14/1 HR90 D.E. Sheehy 9.7 6 3/4L 6th of 11 to Pale Iris 8.13 here 3 MAY Ext hcp 7f Yld/Sft 12/1 B.M. Coen 9.2 7 3/4L 8th of 10 to A Case Of You 9.5 here 11 OCT 20 Group 3 6f 63yds Sft

16 MARY SALOME (17)

5

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

8

7

(119)

(1)

6-00212 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Andrew Kinirons T

After a lacklustre start to the season, she has progressed on her last three outings, finishing in the first two home on all of those occasions. She seems to thrive in big-field handicaps and could go well again. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Mary Salome 3 flat wins r33,595.00 — Handicap Rating 75 100/30Fav HR76 Nicole Weir 10.3 3 1/4L 2nd to Navorrosse 9.6 CK 9 JUN 19rn hcp (45-65)7f Yld 2/1Fav HR65 L.T. McAteer 9.11 won 1 1/2L 1/2L from Fugacious 9.9 and Petticoat Rule 9.11 LIST 6 JUN 15rn hcp (45-65)1m Gd/Yld 1min 42.9sec 11/1 HR65 L.T. McAteer 9.6 (CP) 2 1/2L 2nd to No More Porter 8.13 here 2 JUN 30rn hcp (45-70)6f 63yds Yld

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Blinkers worn by No. 11, No. 12. CPiece worn by No. 9, No. 15. Hood worn by No. 3, No. 4, No. 6. TStrap worn by No. 2.

CURRAGH COMMENT More Beautiful has been competing in Group company on her three outings this year and will no doubt prove very popular for trainer Aidan O’Brien. On her seasonal reappearance in the 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown, the half-sister to Saxon Warrior finished ninth, two lengths behind AMBER KITE, who reopposes today. The Ger Lyons-trained filly had plenty of work to do from the rear of the field but hit the line with conviction and looks poised to go close now 3lb better off with the Ballydoyle candidate. Galtee Mist arrives in a rich vein of form and completes the shortlist of dangers.

WIN: AMBER KITE

DANGER: MORE BEAUTIFUL

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THE CURRAGH RECORD TIMES Distance Time

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

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

Horse

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

Age

Weight

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

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

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Going

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

Race Date

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

RACE TWO

Probable Starting Prices - 5/1 Galtee Mist, 11/2 Mary Salome, 13/2 More Beautiful (USA), 7/1 Amber Kite, 8/1 French Rain, 12/1 Silver Service, Let’s, Marbling (GB), Miss Molly T, Sindhia, 14/1 Dilawara (FR), New Emerald Bay, 16/1 Deidra, 20/1 Mia Mento, 25/1 Iva Feeling (GB), 50/1 Allagar


SHERGAR - 40 YEARS ON

2021 marks 40 since since the victory of Shergar in the Irish Derby. A superstar who the 1981 Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby, before following up at Ascot in the King

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transcended the sport of thoroughbred racing, Shergar became known for winning George VI Stakes, where he beat older rivals in an almighty race.

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Shergar emerged as a star at Epsom in the Derby, where he was a wide margin winner under Walter Swinburn. In a performance which stopped the racing world, he was the easiest Derby winner in history and looked to have the world at his hooves. The 1981 Irish Derby saw Lester Piggott take over from Walter Swinburn in the saddle due to a suspension. Piggott moved Shergar into the lead with three furlongs left to race and won easily, comfortably accounting for Cut Above and Willie Carson back in second. His Curragh romp remains one of the best performanes in the history of the Irish Derby, proving he was not just above average, but exceptional.

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THE GAIN RAILWAY STAKES The Railway Stakes is one of the oldest two-year-old races in the country having first been run in 1851. From 1973 through to 2002 it held Group 3 status and since then it has been run as a Group 2 contest. It is the premier domestic trial for the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes run in August and since 2005 6 horses have won both races – George Washington (2005), Holy Roman Emperor (2006), Mastercraftsman (2008), Alfred Nobel (2009), Sudirman 2013 and Siskin (2019). For the first time this year, the GAIN Railway Stakes forms part of the “Champion Collection”, a series of three races forming a clear pathway of progression for two-year-olds. The winner of today’s race gains an automatic entry to the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, the first two-year-old Group 1 race of the season. The first race in the series, the GAIN First Flier Stakes, was won by Fozzy Stack’s talented Castle Star, who then followed up in the second race of the series, the GAIN Marble Hill Stakes. The talented son of Starspangledbanner has looked much the best juvenile sprinter around following those two fine wins. A host of talented horses have won the GAIN Railway Stakes. Subsequent Champion Sire and sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Paddy O’Prado to name a few, El Prado, won this race under Lester Piggott in 1991 for trainer Vincent O’Brien, while the 2000’s saw a period of dominance by Aidan O’Brien. King of Kings became O’Brien’s first winner in 1997, with the likes of Rock of Gibraltar, George Washington, Holy Roman Emperor and Mastercraftsman all successful in the race during unrivalled Ballydoyle success. Back to back winners trained in the UK, Formosina and Lilbourne Lad, trained by Jeremy Noseda and Richard Hannon Sr respectively, marked a notable sea change and it wasn’t until 2015 that Aidan O’Brien won the race again, with Painted Cliffs. In recent years, Ger Lyons has tasted success, first with Medicine Jack in 2016 and then Siskin in 2019, both ridden by Colin Keane. In last year’s renewal, Ken Condon recorded a welcome win with Laws Of Indices, a

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talented son of Power who defied big odds to win under Chris Hayes. Ridden for the first time by Hayes, Laws Of Indices started the 66/1 outsider of the field, which included the smart Lucky Vega, Aidan O’Brien’s Merchants Quay and the Ger Lyons-trained favourite, To Glory. Held up at the back of the field, Hayes moved his mount into a challenging positon two furlongs out and asked is mount for more in the final furlong, where he tenaciously took up the lead. He had to dig deep and battle on to see off the challenge of the Jessica Harrington-trained Lucky Vega, but he did so in fine style and kept on nicely at the business end of the race to record a half length win. Check out the race replay below.

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CURRAGH CONTENDERS

CASTLE STAR TRAINER: Fozzy Stack OWNER: Craig Bernick SIRE: Starspangledbanner (AUS) DAM: Awohaam (IRE) BREEDER: Churchtown B/Stock, Grouseridge & Carhue

An exciting juvenile, Castle Star made it back to back wins in pattern company last time with a mightily impressive performance in the GAIN Marble Hill Stakes last time out. Just beaten on debut at Cork, Castle Star was beaten by the talented Glounthaune on his first run at the Curragh over six furlongs and showed progression to win the GAIN First Flier Stakes. Ran over the shorter five furlongs, the GAIN First Flier Stakes formed the first race in the GAIN Champions Collection and made Castle Star’s next target an easy won. He met expectations next time out to become a Group 3 winner, and as one of the most exciting juveniles in Ireland he looks to have the sprinting juvenile division at his feet.

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3 RACES 3 WINNERS 1 PASSION

Laws of Indices GAIN Railway Stakes Winner 2020

First Flier

Marble Hill

Railway Stakes

2021 - Castle Star (T) J.A. Stack

2021 – Castle Star (T) J.A. Stack

(Group 2) 26 June 2021

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THIRD RACE 3.05P.M. THE GAIN RAILWAY STAKES OF W100,000 (GROUP 2)

6f

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

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

(For Race Conditions see page 107)

RACE SPONSOR

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RACE THREE

TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

ALBION SQUARE (GB) (10)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

2

9

5

(131)

(1)

9219 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

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

A winner over 5f at Navan last month but well held in the Windsor Castle last time and others make more appeal this afternoon. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 2 Albion Square (GB) 1 win r9,145.00 Shane Foley 9.3 6L 9th of 27 to Chipotle (GB) 9.3 ASCOT 16 JUN Listed 5f Gd /Frm 9/4Fav S. Foley 9.7 won 1 1/2L 1 1/2L from Shinkansen (FR) 9.7 and Arges 9.7 NAV 30 MAY 7rn mdn 5f Yld 1min 4.2sec 11/1 S. Foley 9.7 1 1/2L 2nd to The Entertainer 9.7 NAV 15 MAY 10rn mdn 5f 162yds Gd

2

ANDREAS VESALIUS (9)

2

9

5

(131)

(4)

4410 F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br Gr c Caravaggio (USA) - Vitello (GB) B Biddestone Stud Ltd O Paul H Redmond & T G Fitzgerald

Got off the mark over 5f at Naas a couple of starts ago but his his most recent effort in the Norfolk suggests that he may be vulnerable this afternoon. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Andreas Vesalius 1 win r22,125.00 Shane Crosse 9.1 6L 10th of 15 to Perfect Power 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN Group 2 5f Gd /Frm 11/4 D. McMonagle 9.0 won 1 3/4L 3L from Silver Surfer (GB) 8.12 and Twilight Jet 9.5 NAAS 16 MAY 5rn 5f Sft 1min 2.2sec 11/2 S.M. Crosse 9.7 3/4L 1/2L nk 4th to King Of Bavaria 9.7 NAAS 8 MAY 9rn mdn 5f Yld/Sft

3

ARGES (14)

2

9

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

5

(131)

(9)

6333 F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

Has made the frame in maiden company on multiple occasions in recent weeks but he will do well to get off the mark in a race of this nature. Star Rating 1 Arges 5/1 R.C. Colgan 9.4 nk nk 3rd to Dolly May 8.11 LIM 12 JUN 13rn mdn 7f Gd 9/1 R.C. Colgan 9.4 1 1/4L hd 3rd to Admiral D 9.4 LIST 5 JUN 11rn mdn 6f 60yds Sft 40/1 R.C. Colgan 9.7 1 1/2L 1 1/2L 3rd to Albion Square (GB) 9.7 NAV 30 MAY 7rn mdn 5f Yld

4

CADAMOSTO (9)

2

Br B Br c No Nay Never (USA) - Saucy Spirit (GB) B Peter Henley & Eric Mc Donnell O D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, M. Tabor, Westerberg

(TStrap)

9

5

(131)

(11)

14 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

An impressive maiden winner at Dundalk prior to a very promising performance when a close fourth in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot recently. Has to be of some interest. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Cadamosto 1 win r8,260.00 R. L. Moore 9.1 (TS) hd ns 1/2L 4th to Perfect Power 9.1 ASCOT 17 JUN 15rn Group 2 5f Gd /Frm 7/4Fav R.L. Moore 9.7 (TS) won 3 1/2L 1 3/4L from Silver Surfer (GB) 9.7 and Threebagsfull 9.7 DUN 10 APR 9rn mdn 5f Std 59.7sec

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5

CASTLE STAR (35)

2

9

5

(131)

(8)

2211 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

Won the Marble Hill over this course and distance last month and it would be no surprise to see him go very well once again this afternoon. Winning Range SH-Yld. Star Rating 4 Castle Star 2 wins r51,625.00 CD 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 9/4Fav C.D. Hayes 9.7 nk 2nd to Glounthaune 9.7 here 17 APR 11rn mdn 6f Gd

DR ZEMPF (GB) (24)

2

9

5

(131)

(2)

1 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

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

Accounted for a decent field when making a winning debut over C&D earlier in the month and he looks to have a very bright future ahead of him. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 5 Dr Zempf (GB) 1 win r12,980.00 CD 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

7

DUKEBOX (42)

2

9

5

(131)

(5)

11 F Ben Coen J Richard Hannon (in GB) T

Br B c Holy Roman Emperor - Broadway Duchess B The Broadway Partnership O J K Powell Racing

A winner of both of his previous starts in the UK and he merits consideration today, despite needing to take a step forwards to be successful. Winning Range GS & AW. Star Rating 3 Dukebox 2 wins €16,988.80 D Ryan Moore 9.5 won ns 1 1/2L from Dairerin (GB) 9.5 and Al Shibli (GB) 9.2 NEWBURY 15 MAY 6rn 6f Gd /Sft 1min 15.5sec Sean Levey 9.5 won hd 3 3/4L from Meng Tian (GB) 9.5 and Mirique (GB) 9.0 KEMPTON PARK 5 APR 6rn 5f AWT 1min 1.8sec

8

†GO BEARS GO (9)

2

9

5

(131)

(7)

12 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

Confirmed the promise that he displayed when making a winning debut by finishing a close second in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot and he has to be of some interest this afternoon. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 4 Go Bears Go 1 win €6,067.40 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

9

MASSETO (GB) (11)

2

Br B c Territories - Never Change B Ciaran Paterson O Leonard Green

9

5

(131)

(3)

124 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Second in the Marble Hill over C&D prior to running well when fourth in the Coventry at Royal Ascot and he should be thereabouts once again. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Masseto (GB) 1 win r9,145.00 Gavin Ryan 9.1 1 1/4L nk nk 4th to Berkshire Shadow (GB) 9.1 ASCOT 15 JUN 17rn Group 2 6f Gd /Frm 15/8Fav G.M. Ryan 9.5 2L 2nd to Castle Star 9.5 here 22 MAY 7rn Group 3 6f Sft/Hvy 4/1 G.M. Ryan 9.7 won 1/2L 4 3/4L from Celtic Times 9.7 and Butterfly Island 9.2 NAV 25 APR 11rn mdn 5f 164yds Gd 1min 15sec

10 PINAR DEL RIO (GB) (35)

2

Br B c Havana Gold - Ripples Maid (GB) B Qatar Bloodstock Ltd O P Twomey

9

5

(131)

(13)

31 F Billy Lee J P Twomey T

Successful in a maiden over this course and distance a month ago and, while he has a bright future, this appears to be a big ask. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 2 Pinar Del Rio (GB) 1 win r10,325.00 CD 2/1 W.J. Lee 9.5 won 1 1/4L nk from Thunder Eclipse 9.5 and Barud (GB) 9.5 here 22 MAY 9rn mdn 6f Sft/Hvy 1min 15.5sec 12/1 R.P. Whelan 9.4 3/4L nk 3rd to Freedom Of Speech 8.13 NAAS 8 MAY 8rn 5f 205yds Yld/Sft

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RACE THREE

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11 STRAPPED (35)

2

9

5

(131)

(12)

613 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

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

Finished behind a couple of these when filling third place in the Marble Hill over C&D last month and he could be vulnerable again today. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Strapped 1 win r14,750.00 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 13/2 K.J. Manning 9.7 12L 6th of 9 to Cadamosto 9.7 DUN 10 APR mdn 5f Std

12 THE ACROPOLIS (11)

2

9

RACE THREE

5

(131)

(10)

419 F Frankie Dettori J A P O’Brien T

Br B c Churchill - Hairy Rocket (GB) B Frank Dunne O Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,D Smith,Westerberg

A winner over an extended 6f at Listowel but was well held in the Coventry at Royal Ascot and others appear to be safer picks in this contest. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 2 The Acropolis 1 win r8,850.00 R. L. Moore 9.1 5L 9th of 17 to Berkshire Shadow (GB) 9.1 ASCOT 15 JUN Group 2 6f Gd /Frm 5/4Fav W.M. Lordan 9.7 won 3 1/2L 4 3/4L from Thunder Eclipse 9.7 and Swift One 9.2 LIST 6 JUN 7rn mdn 6f 60yds Yld 1min 20.6sec 15/8Fav R.L. Moore 9.5 1 1/4L nk 3 1/2L 4th to Pinar Del Rio (GB) 9.5 here 22 MAY 9rn mdn 6f Sft/Hvy

13 THE ENTERTAINER (35)

2

9

5

(131)

(6)

16 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

Made a winning debut at Navan in May but needs to improve on the form that he showed in the Marble Hill when last seen. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 The Entertainer 1 win r9,145.00 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 9/4Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.7 won 1 1/2L 3 1/2L from Albion Square (GB) 9.7 and She’s Trouble 9.2 NAV 15 MAY 10rn mdn 5f 162yds Gd 1min 15.8sec

14 TWILIGHT JET (9)

2

9

5

(131)

(14)

3517 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

Far from disgraced in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot last time but still has a bit to find to be successful in a race as competitive as this. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 3 Twilight Jet 1 win r17,700.00 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 22/1 L.F. Roche 9.5 8 1/4L 5th of 7 to Castle Star 9.5 here 22 MAY Group 3 6f Sft/Hvy

† Denotes Supplementary Entry TStrap worn by No. 4. Probable Starting Prices - 11/4 Castle Star, 4/1 Dr Zempf (GB), 9/2 Cadamosto, 5/1 Go Bears Go, 7/1 Masseto (GB), 10/1 Dukebox, 14/1 The Acropolis, 16/1 Pinar Del Rio (GB), Twilight Jet, 25/1 The Entertainer, 33/1 Strapped, 66/1 Albion Square (GB), Andreas Vesalius, 100/1 Arges 2020 - 1st Laws Of Indices 2nd Lucky Vega 3rd Arctician (1 min. 14.49 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT In a very competitive renewal of this Group 2 the marginal preference is for DR ZEMPF, who created a big impression when making a wining debut over C&D earlier in the month. The son of Dark Angel accounted for a decent field on that occasion and he should have more to offer with that experience now under his belt. Go Bears Go and Cadamosto are closely matched and obvious threats to the selection following decent efforts in the Norfolk recently, where the draw appeared to be against them. Castle Star is another with valid form claims following his Marble Hill victory last month, while Masseto completes the shortlist.

WIN: DR ZEMPF

DANGER: GO BEARS GO

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GALILEO - 20 YEARS ON

2021 marks 40 since since the victory of Galileo in the Irish Derby. A horse who emul Irish Derby and the King George at Ascot, Galileo will be remembered not only for h

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lated the exploits of Shergar from 20 years earlier in winning the Epsom Derby, his success on the track but the legacy he has created as a stallion.

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An unbeaten star at the time of his Curragh triumph, Galileo saw off his rivals easily at Epsom before dispatching them with similar content in the Irish equivalent. Ridden by Mick Kinane, who rode him in all his starts, Kinane let his mount make smooth progress into the straight and took the lead up two furlongs from the finish. He stretched away, winning easily by four lengths over his rivals, with Morshdi back in second, Golan back in third and a certain Vinnie Roe back in seventh.

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GALILEO A LEGACY

GALI

Sadler’s Wells - Urb 2001 Epsom D 2001 Irish De 2001 King Georg Elizabeth Diamon

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE

CAPE BLANCO

TREASURE BEACH

TEOFILO

Out of Affianced

Out of Laurel Delight

Out of Honorine

Out of Speirbhean

2007 Irish Derby Winner

2010 Irish Derby Winner

2011 Irish Derby Winner

2006 National Stakes winne Unbeaten juvenile

TRADING LEATHER Out of Night Visit 2013 Irish Derby winner

Halla Na Saoire

NEW APPROACH

Out of Siamsa

Out of Park Express

Unraced full sister to 2012 Irish Derby third Light Heavy

2008 Epsom Derby Winner

MAC SWINEY Out of Halla Na Saoire 2021 Irish 2,000 Guineas Winner

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Few horses in the thoroughbred world have had the same impact on the breed as Galileo. Not only a super sire in his own right, many of his progeny have become sires in their own right, making him a sire of sires. His impact on the Irish Derby has been unchallenged, with his bloodline traceable back through some iconic winners of this race.

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ban Sea (Miswaki) Derby Winner erby Winner ge VI and Queen nd Stakes Winner

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FRANKEL

AUSTRALIA

CAPRI

SOVEREIGN

Out of Kind

Out of Ouija Board

Out of Dialafara

Out of Devoted To You

Unbeaten superstar

2014 Irish Derby Winner

2017 Irish Derby Winner

2019 Irish Derby Winner

CRACKSMAN

BROOME

Out of Rhadegunda

Out of Sweepstake

2017 Irish Derby runner up

2019 Irish Derby sixth

ANTHONY VAN DYCK Out of Believe’N’Succeed 2019 Irish Derby runner up

HIGH DEFINITION Out of Palace 2020 Beresford Stakes Winner

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THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE The Curragh is delighted to welcome the Maher Family to perform the racecourse anthem, Curragh of Kildare, before the running of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE (LYRICS) The winter it has passed And the summer’s come at last And the birds they are singing in the trees, Their little hearts are glad, Ah, but mine is very sad Since my true love is far away from me And it’s straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare, For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear. The rose upon the briar By the waters running clear Brings joy to the linnet and the bee And their little hearts are blessed But mine can know no rest Since my true love is far away from me And it’s straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare, For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear. A livery I’ll wear And I’ll comb back my hair And in velvet so green I will appear And it’s straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare, For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear. And it’s straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare, For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear And it’s straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare, For it’s there on the Curragh of Kildare. 66

The Maher family hail from Newbridge, Co. Kildare and is made up of dad Dave and his daughters Stacy 19, Robyn 17 and 12 year old Ruby. Their debut single “Lullaby for the World”, written by Irish songwriter Brendan Graham, made it to number 2 on iTunes and was selected as the official song for World Earth Day 2021. Ruby was previously part of Will.I.Am’s team on the Voice UK Kids and the group are now signed by Rick Blaskey who has previously worked closely with iconic legends Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Barry Manilow and Cliff Richard. Website: www.themahersmusic.com


THE DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY TROPHY The trophy, entitled “Excellence” has been inspired by the Curragh Racecourse itself and features the undulating shapes of the round courses and the challenging turns and testing uphill finish of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby course. The trophy centre piece is a magnificent silver horse and rider which has been embellished with over 100 crystals, symbolising purity, strength and excellence. The track layout has been made from silver which has been meticulously crafted by hand by master craftsman, Lorcan Harney and mounted on an elliptical surround. Layers of silver were set onto the elliptical form for dramatic effect. Nora Ulrich, the head designer at Newbridge Silverware said, “We wanted to capture a sense of movement and by layering silver material, this allows the trophy to look different from each angle, representing the sense of horses in motion”.

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L E G E N D A R Y

W I N N ER S

DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY WE LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE WINNERS THAT HAVE HELPED SHAPE THE DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY INTO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS RACES IN THE WORLD

HISTORY The first running of the race in 1866 saw the English raider Selim (5/4) beat the even-money favourite Tom King by three lengths with Fire Eater back in third. There were only three runners. Back then, the Irish Derby was run on the second day of a four-day meeting and Selim won on each day. He had a walk-over on the first day, the day after the Irish Derby he again beat Tom King in the three-mile Queen’s Plate and on the final day he won over four miles. Selim was bred by Dublin sports writer D. Kinsella and was owned by Englishman James Cockin who was based at Hednesford in Staffordshire and made frequent raids on Irish races. In its first six years the Irish Derby was run over a mile-and-three-quarters, but from 1872 onwards it has taken place over the traditional distance of a mile-and-a-half.

1970 NIJINSKY Vincent O’Brien won the Irish Derby on seven occasions during his career and perhaps the most iconic of those victories was that of Nijinsky in 1970. The son of Northern Dancer arrived at The Curragh for the Irish Derby as the unbeaten winner of the 2000 Guineas and Derby and he didn’t disappoint. Nijinsky would go on to even greater fame in the months after that, completing the fabled Triple Crown by winning the St Leger at Doncaster. To this day, no other horse has completed the Triple Crown.

1981 SHERGAR

Having won the Derby by no less than 10 lengths in 1981, he arrived at The Curragh for the Irish Derby on a wave of expectation. With Lester Piggott taking over the reins from Walter Swinburn, the son of Great Nephew made no mistake, prevailing by a very easy four lengths. After his racing career finished later that year, Shergar returned to The Curragh to stand as a sire in Ballymany Stud. Such was the regard he was held in by Irish racing people, he was paraded down the main street in Newbridge in scenes unlikely to ever be repeated. 68


1992 ST JOVITE 1990 SALSABIL Prior to the 1990 renewal of the Irish Derby, 90 years had passed since a filly had won the race.

There have been few more spectacular winners than St Jovite in 1991. While the son of Pleasant Colony had finished second to Dr Devious in the Derby earlier that month, the rematch at the Curragh was no contest at all, with St Jovite powering away from his rival to score by a remarkable 12 lengths.

Despite the race being contested by the Derby winner Quest For Fame and the highly-regarded Belmez, it was the John Dunlop-trained 1000 Guineas and Oaks winner Salsabil that was the focus of attention. It was highly unusual for such a talented filly to take on the colts in a Classic, so when Willie Carson guided her to a ¾-length victory, it created a sensation.

It wasn’t just a visually impressive performance either, as he came home in a time of 2 minutes 25.6 seconds, which smashed the previous race record of 2 minutes 28.8 seconds set by Tambourine II in 1962. It is a record that stands to this day.

2001 GALILEO Arguably the best of Aidan O’Brien’s twelve winners of the Irish Derby is Galileo, who won by four lengths in 2001. The son of Sadler’s Wells followed his Epsom success with another smooth victory in the hands of Mick Kinane before completing a notable treble when landing the King George at Ascot. He has since become the greatest stallion of his generation, to date siring five winners of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. 69


CURRAGH CONTENDERS

HIGH DEFINITION TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien OWNER: D Smith/Mrs J Magnier/ M Tabor/Westerberg SIRE: Galileo (IRE) DAM: Palace (IRE) BREEDER: Whisperview Trading Ltd

An unexposed type with just three runs under his belt, the Ballydoyle team have elected to run their up and coming three-year-old at the Curragh for his Classic aim. A cosy winner on debut over a mile, his win in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes suggested the step up in trip would help to form his optimum conditions and he demonstrated promise when third in the Dante last time at York. There was an assumption that the big, galloping type would improve for his first outing and that run should have put him spot on for his date with destiny in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. He has the reputation, connections and pedigree suited to this task, can he deliver in the showpiece race today?

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2021

2021 will mark the 156th running of the Irish Derby. This is the 14th year of sponsorship of Ireland’s flagship race by Dubai Duty Free.

History

The first running of the race in 1866 saw the English raider Selim (5/4) beat the even-money favourite Tom King by three lengths with Fire Eater back in third. There were only three runners. Back then, the Irish Derby was run on the second day of a four-day meeting and Selim won on each day. He had a walk-over on the first day, the day after the Irish Derby he again beat Tom King in the three-mile Queen’s Plate and on the final day he won over four miles. Selim was bred by Dublin sports writer D. Kinsella and was owned by Englishman James Cockin who was based at Hednesford in Staffordshire and made frequent raids on Irish races. In its first six years the Irish Derby was run over a mile-and-threequarters, but from 1872 onwards it has taken place over the traditional distance of a mile-and-a-half.

Female Trainers

The Irish Derby has never been won by a horse representing a female trainer. The Jessica Harrington-trained Gold Maze was the latest one to attempt to break the hoodoo in last year’s race.

British Challengers

British runners have traditionally enjoyed much success in the race (21 wins in the last 50 years), but have been relegated to a supporting role in recent times. The victory of Jack Hobbs in the 2015 renewal was the first British-trained success in the race since Balanchine in 1994. The biggest ever British raiding party was in 1996 when a nine-strong British team came up short behind the Dermot Weld-trained Zagreb.

Maidens The last maiden to win the Irish Derby was Sindon in 1958, trained by Michael Dawson in Ireland and ridden by Liam Ward.

Smallest/Largest Fields

The smallest ever field was in 1868 when Madeira defeated his sole rival, Bee Quick, by six lengths. Madeira only ran twice after his Irish Derby win where he was beaten on successive days at Bellewstown! 1962 witnessed the biggest ever turnout for the race as Tambourine II saw off 23 rivals to become the first ever French-trained winner of the race. 2012 and 2014 saw the joint smallest fields since 1912, with just four rivals taking their chances against the Derby heroes Camelot and Australia respectively. This year 12 runners is the biggest field since 2006.

French Challengers

Pardal, third in 1950, was the first French runner in the race. He was owned by Marcel Boussac and ridden by Rae Johnstone. French-trained horses have won the Irish Derby eight times in all including four victories in the last 25 years, namely; Hurricane Run in 2005, his sire Montjeu in 1999, Dream Well in 1998 and Winged Love in 1995. Malacate (1976), Irish Ball (1971), Prince Regent (1969) and Tambourine (1962) were the others.

Record Time The fastest winning time in the Derby was registered by St Jovite in 1992 when Jim Bolger’s brilliant colt came home in a time of 2 min 25.6 sec, which smashed the previous record of 2 min 28.8 sec set by Tambourine II in 1962. 72

Dead Heats

Only twice has the result of the Irish Derby come down to a dead heat and on both occasions the horses involved have been English-trained raiders. Haine and Zodiac shared the honours in 1924, while 10 years later Patriot King and Primero were inseparable passing the post.

Most Successful Jockey Morny Wing is the most successful jockey in the Irish Derby, recording six victories between 1921 and 1946. Steve Donoghue and Lester Piggott both won five. Seamus Heffernan is the most successful current licenced jockey with three wins in the race.


Most Successful Owners

The 2016 victory of Harzand saw the Aga Khan overtake his grandfather His Highness the Aga Khan III as the most successful individual owner in the history of the race with what was his sixth success. The latter had his colours carried to victory five times between 1925 and 1949, while Shergar gave the present Aga Khan his first success in 1981 and was followed by Shahrastani (1986), Kahyasi (1988), Sinndar (2000), Alamshar (2003) and the aforementioned Harzand (2016). Mind, that title could well be disputed as various combinations of the Coolmore partners, namely John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, have owned 14 winners of the race in the last 22 years. Indeed, all bar one of the recent winners have all carried the silks of Derrick Smith, which puts him right behind the Aga Khan.

Winning Siblings The last siblings to win the race were Ribocco in 1967 and his full-brother Ribero in 1968. Both horses were trained in England by Fulke Johnson-Houghton, ridden by Lester Piggott and owned by Charles Engelhard.

Leading Sire

Another jointly held title, the accolade of the most successful sire in the race is held by Gallinule, Sadler’s Wells and the perennial Galileo – three giants of their time. Gallinule produced six winners between 1895 and 1901, while Sadler’s Wells got off the mark with Old Vic in 1989. The following year his daughter Salsabil won before Dream Well in 1998, Montjeu in 1999, Galileo in 2001 and High Chaparral in 2002. Sovereign’s 2019 win saw Galileo join Gallinule and Sadler’s Wells as the leading sire of the race with six winners.

Beaten French Derby Runners Cape Blanco was the last horse to be beaten in the French Derby (Prix du Jockey Club) before winning the Irish Derby in 2010. He is not alone in showing improved form here at the Curragh as five years earlier, Hurricane Run finished second in the Prix du Jockey Club before triumphing in the Irish Derby as favourite. In 1995, Winged Love improved from his third place at Chantilly to capture Ireland’s premier Classic.

Shortest Priced/Longest Priced Winner In 1907, Orby was the first horse to attempt the English-Irish Derby double and he duly obliged, with his starting price of 1/10 making him the shortest ever priced winner of the Classic. The shortest priced horse in the race since then was Australia at 1/8 in the 2014 renewal. Zarathustra is the longest-priced winner, prevailing at 50/1 in 1954. Ridden by Paddy Powell and trained by Michael Hurley, he had finished fifth in the Irish 2000 Guineas but had run badly in the Gallinule Stakes on his previous start.

* N.B The distance of the Prix du Jockey Club was shortened from 12 furlongs to 10½ furlongs in 2005.

Father-and-Son Combinations

Beaten Epsom Runners In Recent Years Both Frozen Fire in 2008 and Soldier of Fortune in 2007 finished unplaced at Epsom before triumphing in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh. Soldier of Fortune was fifth at Epsom while Frozen Fire was only 11th. Last year’s winner Capri finished 6th at Epsom before winning at the Curragh. Previous to that duo, the last horse to win the Irish Derby after having been unplaced at Epsom was Tyrnavos (12th at Epsom) who caused a 25/1 shock on soft ground in 1980. Others who were placed at Epsom before triumphing at the Curragh recently were Jack Hobbs (second at Epsom) in 2015, Treasure Beach (second at Epsom) in 2011, Fame and Glory (second at Epsom) in 2009, Dylan Thomas (third at Epsom) in 2006, Alamshar (third at Epsom) in 2003, St Jovite (second at Epsom) in 1992, Sir Harry Lewis (fourth at Epsom) in 1987, Law Society (second at Epsom) in 1985 and the great El Gran Senor (second at Epsom) in 1984. St Jovite’s win was unusual in that he turned the tables on his Epsom conqueror Dr Devious, finishing two lengths second to him at Epsom prior to inflicting a 12-length defeat on him at the Curragh.

The win of Camelot in 2012 was the first time in history that a father/son trainer/jockey combination was successful in the Irish Derby and they repeated the feat with Australia in 2014.

Record of Favourites in the Last 10 Years 2011 Carlton House – fourth 2012 Camelot – won 2013 Ruler Of The World – fifth 2014 Australia – won 2015 Jack Hobbs – won 2016 Harzand - won 2017 Wings Of Eagles - fourth 2018 Saxon Warrior - fourth 2019 Anthony Van Dyck - second 2018 Santiago - won

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FOURTH RACE 3.45P.M.

1m 4f

THE DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY OF W1,000,000 (GROUP 1)

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

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r570000; Second: r200000; Third: r100000; Fourth: r50000; Fifth: r30000; Sixth: r20000; Seventh: r10000; Eighth: r10000.

(For Race Conditions see page 107)

RACE SPONSOR

Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Dubai Duty Free will present a prize to be awarded to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and groom and a €100 to the groom in charge of the horse judged to be best turned out.

TRIFECTA RACE

RACE FOUR

Br Breeding No

Horse

1

ARTURO TOSCANINI (10)

B Breeder

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

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

3

9

2

(128)

(2)

(TStrap)

1-827 F Emmet McNamara J A P O’Brien T

Heavy ground winner last seen finishing seventh to Kemari in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot over further. Needs to find a lot more than that to get involved in the finish. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 2 Arturo Toscanini 1 flat win r9,735.00 C — Handicap Rating 105 Groom - Wieslaw Kwasnaik W. M. Lordan 9.0 (TS) 4L 7th of 13 to Kemari (GB) 9.0 ASCOT 16 JUN Group 2 1m 6f 34yds Gd /Frm 12/1 HR91 W.M. Lordan 9.5 (TS) 1 3/4L 2nd to Earlswood (GB) 9.5 here 23 MAY 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Sft/Hvy R. L. Moore 9.0 (TS) 27L last of 8 to Highland Avenue 9.0 NEWMARKET 13 APR Listed 1m 1f Gd

2

† EARLSWOOD (GB) (34)

3

9

2

(128)

(9)

573-131 F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

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

Heavy ground winner over a mile and a mile and a quarter, running on well in a Group Three here in May. Needs to do more here but seems to be improving. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 3 Groom - Oleg Pereverzev Earlswood (GB) 2 flat wins r36,580.00 C — Handicap Rating 108 11/2 HR98 B.M. Coen 9.5 won 1 3/4L 3L from Arturo Toscanini 9.5 and Snapraeterea 9.5 here 23 MAY 9rn Group 3 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 2min 16.3sec Ben Coen 9.0 1L 2 3/4L 3rd to El Drama 9.0 CHESTER 6 MAY 7rn Listed 1m 2f 70yds Gd /Sft 15/8 B.M. Coen 9.7 won 2 1/4L hd from Too Nice 9.7 and Lakomet Of Saints (FR) 9.7 NAV 27 MAR 16rn mdn 1m Hvy 1min 58.8sec

3

FERNANDO VICHI (23)

3

Br Ch c Australia (GB) - Pernica (GB) B Epona Bloodstock Ltd O Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez

(Blinkers)

9

2

(128)

(6)

214-631 F Gavin Ryan J Donnacha Aidan O’Brien T

Successful at 1m and 1m 4f on good ground and a winner in Listed class at Leopardstown last time over this trip. Interesting contender but has to find plenty of improvement in this field. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Groom - Sergiy Panenko Fernando Vichi 2 flat wins r31,860.00 D — Handicap Rating 107 5/1 HR104 G.M. Ryan 9.5 (BK) won 3/4L 3/4L from The Mediterranean 9.5 and Ruling (GER) 9.5 LEP 3 JUN 8rn Listed 1m 4f Gd 2min 35.3sec 25/1 HR98 G.M. Ryan 9.5 (BK) 6L 1/2L 3rd to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 9 MAY 7rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd 10/1 HR98 G.M. Ryan 9.5 5 1/2L 6th of 8 to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 11 APR Group 3 1m 2f Gd

4

HIGH DEFINITION (44)

3

Br B c Galileo - Palace B Whisperview Trading Ltd O D Smith,Mrs J Magnier,M Tabor,Westerberg

9

2

(128)

(10)

11-3 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Classy son of Galileo who won both races as a juvenile and finished third in the Dante at York in May. Missed Epsom but clearly well-regarded and appears to be the Aidan O’Brien first string here. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 5 High Definition 2 flat wins r56,935.00 C — Handicap Rating 115 Groom - Michael Webster R. L. Moore 9.0 3/4L 1 1/4L 3rd to Hurricane Lane 9.0 YORK 13 MAY 10rn Group 2 1m 2f 56yds Gd 9/5Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.5 won 3/4L 3L from Monaasib (GB) 9.5 and Snapraeterea 9.5 here 26 SEP 20 13rn Group 2 1m Yld 1min 45.2sec 7/1 W.M. Lordan 9.7 won 3/4L hd from Wordsworth 9.7 and Flying Visit 9.7 here 22 AUG 20 12rn mdn 1m Sft 1min 45.9sec

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Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

ARTURO TOSCANINI (IRE)

Danehill Dancer (IRE) Snow Queen (IRE) Bonheur (IRE) Polar Falcon (USA) Pivotal (GB) Fearless Revival

EARLSWOOD (GB)

Galileo (IRE) Field of Miracles (IRE) Landmark (USA) Galileo (IRE) Australia (GB) Ouija Board (GB)

FERNANDO VICHI (IRE)

Sir Percy (GB) Pernica (GB) Nicola Bella (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

HIGH DEFINITION (IRE)

Fastnet Rock (AUS) Palace (IRE) Lady Icarus (GB)

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Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danehill (USA) Mira Adonde (USA) Royal Academy (USA) Queen To Conquer (USA) Nureyev (USA) Marie d’Argonne (FR) Cozzene (USA) Stufida Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Arch (USA) Kalosca (FR) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Selection Board Mark of Esteem (IRE) Percy’s Lass (GB) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Valley of Hope (USA) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danehill (USA) Piccadilly Circus (AUS) Rainbow Quest (USA) Sonic Lady (USA)

RACE FOUR

Sadler’s Wells (USA)


5

HURRICANE LANE (21)

3

9

2

(128)

(3)

1-113 F William Buick J Charlie Appleby (in GB) T

Br Ch c Frankel (GB) - Gale Force (GB) B Normandie Stud Ltd O Godolphin

Unbeaten in three starts before he came home an eight-length third in the Derby at Epsom after losing both front shoes. Might be better suited by this track and has every chance of a fourth success. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 4 Groom - Chris Connett Hurricane Lane 3 flat wins €126,170.80 — Handicap Rating 112 William Buick 9.0 4 1/2L 3 1/4L 3rd to Adayar 9.0 EPSOM DOWNS 5 JUN 11rn Group 1 1m 4f 6yds Gd /Sft William Buick 9.0 won 3/4L 1 1/4L from Megallan (GB) 9.0 and High Definition 9.0 YORK 13 MAY 10rn Group 2 1m 2f 56yds Gd 2min 10sec William Buick 9.4 won 1L 2 1/4L from Maximal (GB) 9.4 and Tasman Bay (FR) 9.4 NEWBURY 16 APR 7rn 1m 2f Gd 2min 10.4sec

6

* LONE EAGLE (36)

3

9

2

(128)

(8)

2111-41 F Frankie Dettori J Martyn Meade (in GB) T

Br B c Galileo - Modernstone (GB) B Ballylinch Stud & Aquis Farm O Ballylinch Stud & Aquis Farm

Multiple winner with four wins from six starts and took the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood last month very easily. More to do in this company but clearly improving with every race. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 4 Groom - Richard Simpson Lone Eagle 4 flat wins €79,700 — Handicap Rating 109 Silvestre De Sousa 9.5 won 4L 6 1/2L from Yibir (GB) 9.0 and Gentleman Joe (GB) 9.0 GOODWOOD 21 MAY 6rn Listed 1m 3f 44yds Sft 2min 35.3sec Sean Levey 9.1 1/2L nk 3 3/4L 4th to Alenquer (FR) 9.1 SANDOWN PARK 23 APR 10rn Group 3 1m 1f 209yds Gd S. De Sousa 9.2 won 1 3/4L 7L from Recovery Run (GB) 9.2 and Mystery Angel 8.13 NEWMARKET 10 OCT 20 8rn Group 3 1m 2f Sft 2min 5.4sec

RACE FOUR

7

MAC SWINEY (21)

3

9

2

(128)

(7)

181-414 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Br Ch c New Approach - Halla Na Saoire B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

Won the Irish 2000 Guineas from multiple Group One winner Poetic Flare, but only fourth in the Derby at Epsom when beaten 11 lengths after a slow start. Class act but may not be at his best over this trip Winning Range Hvy-SH. Star Rating 4 Groom - Tom Agar Mac Swiney 4 flat wins r443,821.10 C — Handicap Rating 118 K. J. Manning 9.0 4 1/2L 3 1/4L 3 1/4L 4th to Adayar 9.0 EPSOM DOWNS 5 JUN 11rn Group 1 1m 4f 6yds Gd /Sft 8/1 HR115 R.P. Cleary 9.2 won s/hd 3 1/4L from Poetic Flare 9.2 and Van Gogh (USA) 9.2 here 22 MAY 11rn Group 1 1m Sft/Hvy 1min 41.3sec 100/30 HR116 K.J. Manning 9.5 6L 1/2L nk 4th to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 9 MAY 7rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd

8

MATCHLESS (9)

3

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

9

(Blinkers)

2

(128)

(1)

41-958 F Michael Hussey J A P O’Brien T

Galileo colt with one win from five starts over seven furlongs at Listowel. Yet to trouble the judge this season in lesser company and looks to have plenty to find to get involved here. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Groom - Sean O’Neill Matchless 1 flat win r8,850.00 — Handicap Rating 97 Seamie Heffernan 9.0 (BK) 15L 8th of 9 to Mohaafeth 9.0 ASCOT 17 JUN Group 3 1m 1f 212yds Gd /Frm 11/1 HR97 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 (BK) 7L 5th of 9 to Earlswood (GB) 9.5 here 23 MAY Group 3 1m 2f Sft/Hvy 20/1 HR92 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 5 1/2L 9th of 12 to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 11 APR Listed 7f Gd

9

† MOJO STAR (21)

3

Br B c Sea The Stars - Galley (GB) B Barbara Prendergast O Amo Racing Limited

9

2

(128)

(4)

2-22 F Rossa Ryan J Richard Hannon (in GB) T

Second on all three career starts but ran his best race yet when runner-up to Adayer in the Derby at Epsom and was three lengths clear of Hurricane Lane in third. Ran on well that day and can go close here. Star Rating 4 Mojo Star 0 flat wins €0— Handicap Rating 114 Groom - Paul St John Denis David Egan 9.0 4 1/2L 2nd to Adayar 9.0 EPSOM DOWNS 5 JUN 11rn Group 1 1m 4f 6yds Gd /Sft Rossa Ryan 9.5 1/2L 2nd to Manobo 9.5 NEWBURY 14 MAY 6rn mdn 1m 2f Gd /Sft Rossa Ryan 9.5 ns 2nd to Scope 9.5 NEWBURY 23 OCT 20 15rn 1m Hvy

10 VAN GOGH (USA) (20)

3

Br B c American Pharoah (USA) - Imagine B Barronstown Stud O Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Mrs David Nagle

9

2

(128)

(5)

121-830 F Colin Keane J A P O’Brien T

Dual winner on ground with plenty of cut in it, including the Criterium International as a juvenile, but yet to score this season. First attempt at this trip but needs to find plenty of improvement to challenge. Winning Range Hvy-Yld. Star Rating 3 Van Gogh (USA) 2 flat wins r95,445.00 C — Handicap Rating 111 Groom - Matthew Gleeson C.T. Keane 9.2 6 1/4L 10th of 19 to St Mark’s Basilica (FR) 9.2 CHANTILLY 6 JUN Group 1 1m 2f 110yds Sft 9/2 HR113 J.A. Heffernan 9.2 s/hd 3 1/4L 3rd to Mac Swiney 9.2 here 22 MAY 11rn Group 1 1m Sft/Hvy Seamie Heffernan 9.0 7L 8th of 14 to Poetic Flare 9.0 NEWMARKET 1 MAY Group 1 1m Gd /Frm

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Frankel (GB) Kind (IRE)

HURRICANE LANE (IRE)

Shirocco (GER) Gale Force (GB) Hannda (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

LONE EAGLE (IRE)

Duke of Marmalade (IRE) Modernstone (GB) Post Modern (USA) Galileo (IRE) New Approach (IRE) Park Express

MAC SWINEY (IRE)

Teofilo (IRE) Halla Na Saoire (IRE) Siamsa (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

MATCHLESS (IRE)

Oasis Dream (GB) Bye Bye Birdie (IRE) Slink (GB) Cape Cross (IRE) Sea The Stars (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

MOJO STAR (IRE)

Zamindar (USA) Galley (GB) Dockage (CAN) Pioneerof The Nile (USA) American Pharoah (USA) Littleprincessemma (USA)

VAN GOGH (USA)

Sadler’s Wells (USA) Imagine (IRE) Doff The Derby (USA)

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Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Rainbow Lake (GB) Monsun (GER) So Sedulous (USA) Dr Devious (IRE) Handaza (IRE) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danehill (USA) Love Me True (USA) Nureyev (USA) Modena (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Ahonoora Matcher Galileo (IRE) Speirbhean (IRE) Quest For Fame Amoura (USA) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Green Desert (USA) Hope (IRE) Selkirk (USA) Masskana (IRE) Green Desert (USA) Park Appeal Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Gone West (USA) Zaizafon (USA) Riverman (USA) Golden Alibi (USA) Empire Maker (USA) Star of Goshen (USA) Yankee Gentleman (USA) Exclusive Rosette (USA) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Master Derby (USA) Margarethen

RACE FOUR

Galileo (IRE)


11 WORDSWORTH (10)

3

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

(TStrap)

9

2

(128)

(11)

2-122 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

One win and three places from four career starts include a Royal Ascot second to Kemari over a mile and three-quarters last time out. Clearly no stamina issues but may lack the finishing speed of some of these. Winning Range Gd Star Rating 3 Groom - Brian O’Dwyer Wordsworth 1 flat win r8,850.00 C — Handicap Rating 106 R. L. Moore 9.0 (TS) 1 1/2L 2nd to Kemari (GB) 9.0 ASCOT 16 JUN 13rn Group 2 1m 6f 34yds Gd /Frm 8/15Fav J.A. Heffernan 9.5 (TS) nk 2nd to Sir Lucan 9.5 NAV 15 MAY 6rn Listed 1m 5f Gd 1/1Fav R.L. Moore 9.7 (TS) won 2L 2 1/2L from Agrimony (GB) 9.7 and Zaynudin 9.7 here 17 APR 21rn mdn 1m 2f Gd 2min 7.4sec

† Denotes Supplementary Entry * Denotes Second Entry Blinkers worn by No. 3, No. 8. TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 11. Probable Starting Prices - 7/4 High Definition, 4/1 Mojo Star, 5/1 Hurricane Lane, 7/1 Mac Swiney, 15/2 Lone Eagle, 12/1 Van Gogh (USA), 14/1 Wordsworth, 16/1 Earlswood (GB), 20/1 Fernando Vichi, 33/1 Arturo Toscanini, 66/1 Matchless 2020 - 1st Santiago 2nd Tiger Moth 3rd Dawn Patrol (2 min. 38.1 sec.)

RACE FOUR

CURRAGH COMMENT Trainer Aidan O’Brien has won six of the last 10 renewals of this race and with five entries here, he has every chance of adding to that tally. HIGH DEFINITION has always been held in some regard at home and although he missed the Derby at Epsom after his Dante third, that sees him arrive here fresher than most. Mojo Star must be the best maiden in training after his second in the Epsom classic, and he could be ridden nearer to the pace here now Richard Hannon knows he stays the mile and a half, making him a serious danger. Hurricane Lane will be better suited by this track than Epsom and he can also get involved in the finish for Charlie Appleby and William Buick, and he may be the biggest danger to the favourite.

WIN: HIGH DEFINITION

DANGER: MAC SWINEY

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THE A.R.M HOLDING INTERNATIONAL STAKES Originally held at Phoenix Park and run as the Whitehall Stakes, this race transferred to the Curragh in 1991. At various points it has been run over a mile and also nine furlongs but since 2010 it has been staged over its current distance of ten furlongs. At one time the race held Group 2 status but it has been run as a Group 3 since 2004. Two of the recent winners of the race have gone on to enjoy notable success in Australia with the 2018 scorer Yucatan scoring at Group 2 level in the Southern Hemisphere while the 2017 scorer Johannes Vermeer was beaten just half a length in that year’s Melbourne Cup. Between them Aidan O’Brien and Dermot Weld have dominated this race in recent times and up until recently, Emmet Mullins and Ralph Beckett are the only other trainers to have won this race since 2008. As we remember Pat Smullen this weekend, his name features heavily in the rich history of this race. Pat landed his first winner in 2005, onboard Moonlight Dance for Dermot Weld, and recorded a further four wins in the race, all aboard Dermot Weld-trained horses. Famous Name won in 2009, with Precious Gem following up in 2010 and Famous Name winning again, back to back, in 2011 and 2012. A consistent performer for the Juddmonte operation, Famous Name was placed in a French Derby and was a wide margin winner in all three of his successes. In 2009 he beat Staying On by two lengths, beat Irish Derby third Jan Vermeer by six lengths in 2011 and saw off a classy field by three and three quarter lengths in 2012. His wins capped off four successive years of wins for both Pat Smullen and Dermot Weld, before the Aidan O’Brien dominance came into full force.

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Seamie Heffernan won the race back to back in 2013 and 2014 with Flying The Flag and Mekong River respectively, while the victory of the Ralph Beckett-trained Air Pilot was a welcome winner for UK trainers in 2015. Sir Isaac Newton, Johannes Vermeer and Yucatan resumed business as normal for Ballydoyle, before O’Brien the younger, Joseph, trained Buckhurst to victory in 2019 under Wayne Lordan. Last year the race was ran in October due to a shuffling of the calendar thanks to the COVID pandemic, but we saw a classy winner all the same. Noel Meade’s Helvic Dream had been a good third in the Northfields Handicap on Irish Champions Weekend the time before, and progressed well to win by seven a half lengths on his first run at Group 3 level. He was held up in rear by Colin Keane and travelled much the best throughout the rest, moving wide and sweeping past the field in fine style to record a huge win for the Meade yard. Since that win, Helvic Dream has progressed through his placings in races at the Curragh, before turning the form round to win the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup last time out. See a replay of his win in this race last year below.

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FIFTH RACE 4.20P.M.

1m 2f

THE ARM HOLDING INTERNATIONAL STAKES OF W100,000 (GROUP 3)

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

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

(For Race Conditions see page 107)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

DAWN PATROL (252)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

0

(140)

(2)

313616- F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br B g Galileo - Gwynn B Lynch Bages Ltd O Lloyd J Williams Syndicate

Winner at this level over 2m last year. Has switched yards and been gelded since but he may find this test on the sharp side on his first start since last October (he carries a 3lb penalty). Winning Range GY-Gd. Star Rating 3 Dawn Patrol 2 flat wins r35,990.00 C D — Handicap Rating 109 Pierre-Charles Boudot 8.13 10L 6th of 13 to Trueshan (FR) 9.7 ASCOT 17 OCT 20 Group 2 1m 7f 209yds Sft 5/2 HR108 J.A. Heffernan 9.1 won 3/4L 1L from Barrington Court 9.8 and Mighty Blue (FR) 9.8 here 27 SEP 20 10rn Group 3 2m Gd/Yld 3min 35.7sec Padraig Beggy 9.1 7L 6th of 11 to Galileo Chrome 9.1 DONCASTER 12 SEP 20 Group 1 1m 6f 115yds Gd

RACE FIVE

2

FINANS BAY (23)

4

9

11

(137)

(11)

8-4212-5 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

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

Very good second over course and distance on his final start last year. Not disgraced on his reappearance but he faces a much tougher test this time. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Finans Bay 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 94 4/1 HR94 R.P. Whelan 10.0 3 1/2L 5th of 12 to He Knows No Fear 9.5 LEP 3 JUN Ext hcp 1m 1f Gd 14/1 HR92 N.G. McCullagh 8.9 4 1/4L 2nd to Sonnyboyliston 9.2 here 13 SEP 20 22rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 13/8Fav HR93 R.P. Whelan 9.7 won 1 3/4L 5L from Astadash 9.2 and Pin Your Hopes 9.4 LEP 20 AUG 20 10rn mdn 1m 1f Hvy 2min 1sec

3

NJORD (28)

5

Br B g Roderic O’Connor - Rosalind Franklin (GB) B Mrs Eithne McDonnell O Blessingndisguise Partnership

(TStrap)

9

11

(137)

(7)

541-932 F Tom Madden J Mrs John Harrington T

Best effort this year when a running-on second in a Group 3 at Haydock last time. Should benefit from the return to this trip and he looks a serious contender. Winning Range Hvy-GS. Star Rating 5 Njord 5 flat wins r111,313.20 CD — Handicap Rating 109 Shane Foley 9.0 (TS) 1 1/4L 2nd to Kinross (GB) 9.0 HAYDOCK PARK 29 MAY 9rn Group 3 7f 37yds Gd /Sft 11/4 HR108 S. Foley 9.13 (TS) 1/2L 1 1/2L 3rd to Snapraeterea 9.2 NAAS 16 MAY 7rn Listed 7f Sft 6/1 HR109 S. Foley 9.7 (TS) 17L 9th of 12 to Broome 9.7 NAAS 28 MAR Listed 1m 2f Sft

4

RAISE YOU (48)

5

9

11

(137)

(6)

0342-15 F Gary Halpin J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Br Ch g Lope De Vega - Hikari B Brucetown Farms Ltd O J Palmer-Brown & Brian Gleeson

Not at his best last time in a Group 3 event at Leopardstown. Moves back up in trip but others have more appealing profiles. Winning Range GS-Gd. Star Rating 3 Raise You 3 flat wins r43,739.90 C D — Handicap Rating 104 3/1 HR104 D. McMonagle 9.11 5 1/2L 5th of 8 to Maker Of Kings 9.11 LEP 9 MAY Group 3 1m Gd 9/2 HR101 D. McMonagle 9.10 won nk nk from Fame And Acclaim 9.11 and Sirjack Thomas 8.4 here 17 APR 21rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 1min 39.1sec 100/30 HR101 S.M. Crosse 9.9 3 1/2L 2nd to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 NAAS 1 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m Hvy

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5

THUNDER KISS (17)

4

9

11

(137)

(12)

215-121 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Br Gr f Night of Thunder - Desert Snow (GB) B Newtown Anner Stud O Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd

Progressive filly who won the Muster Oaks at Cork with authority on her latest run. Will have no problem dropping back in trip and should go well under a 3lb penalty. Winning Range Yld and AW. Star Rating 4 Thunder Kiss 3 flat wins r49,855.00 — Handicap Rating 103 3/1 HR100 C.T. Keane 9.11 won 3/4L 1L from Silence Please 9.11 and High Heels 8.10 CK 9 JUN 9rn Group 3 1m 4f Yld 2min 39.9sec 9/2 HR89 C.T. Keane 9.11 3/4L 2nd to Insinuendo 9.11 NAAS 8 MAY 7rn Group 3 1m 2f Yld/Sft 6/1 HR84 C.T. Keane 9.7 won 1L 1 1/4L from Alghazaal (GB) 9.6 and Chiricahua 9.10 DUN 31 MAR 12rn hcp 1m 4f Std 2min 34.6sec

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TRUE SELF (34)

8

9

11

(137)

(10)

6001-13 F Billy Lee J W P Mullins T

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

Excellent third in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at this track last time. Serious player if matching that level of form under a 3lb penalty. Winning Range Sft-GY. Star Rating 4 True Self 7 flat wins r769,224.90 4 N.H. wins r58,192.00 D — Handicap Rating 111 25/1 HR110 Hollie Doyle 9.2 s/hd 1L 3rd to Helvic Dream 9.5 here 23 MAY 8rn Group 1 1m 2f 110yds Sft/Hvy Hollie Doyle 8.9 won 1 1/4L 4 3/4L from Channel Maker (CAN) 9.0 and Emirates Knight 9.0 RIYADH 20 FEB 12rn 1m 2f 110yds Gd /Frm 2min 10.5sec Hugh Bowman 9.1 won 1L 1L from Pondus (GB) 9.3 and Chapada (AUS) 9.2 FLEMINGTON 7 NOV 20 10rn hcp Group 3 1m 5f Gd 2min 44.9sec

7

ZAWARA (13)

4

9

8

(134)

(4)

2163-71 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Br Ch f Dubawi - Zarshana B His Highness The Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

8

CADILLAC (232)

3

9

4

(130)

(9)

12154- F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Br B c Lope de Vega - Seas of Wells B Sunderland Holdings Inc O Alpha Racing 2020

Sets the standard on his impressive win in a Group 2 at Leopardstown last September and not disgraced in Group 1 events on his latest two starts. Carries a 5lb penalty on his return but should go well Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Cadillac 2 flat wins r88,500.00 — Handicap Rating 114 S. Foley 8.10 3L nk 1/2L 4th to Fire At Will (USA) 8.10 KEENELAND 6 NOV 20 14rn Group 1 1m Gd Shane Foley 9.1 4L 5th of 14 to St Mark’s Basilica (FR) 9.1 NEWMARKET 10 OCT 20 Group 1 7f Sft 11/8Fav S. Foley 9.5 won 3 1/2L 2 3/4L from Van Gogh (USA) 9.5 and Reve De Vol 9.5 LEP 12 SEP 20 9rn Group 2 1m Gd 1min 40.9sec

9

LOUGH DERG (8)

3

8

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

13

(125)

(1)

1-4286 F Seamie Heffernan J A P O’Brien T

Very good second behind Bolshoi Ballet in the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial in May. Has failed to match that form in two subsequent outings and has something to prove. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Lough Derg 1 flat win r8,260.00 — Handicap Rating 103 13/2 HR105 M.C. Hussey 8.11 4 1/2L 6th of 9 to Sonnyboyliston 9.9 LIM 18 JUN Listed 1m 4f 110yds Gd 2/1Fav HR105 J.A. Heffernan 8.12 5L 8th of 9 to Reve De Vol 8.12 here 2 JUN Listed 1m 2f Gd/Yld 9/1 J.A. Heffernan 9.5 6L 2nd to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 9 MAY 7rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd

10 LUNAR SPACE (23)

3

Br Ch g Dawn Approach - Luminaria B J S Bolger O Mrs J S Bolger

(Blinkers)

8

13

(125)

(3)

33-6219 F Kevin Manning J J S Bolger T

Much improved effort when winning Listed event at this track last month. Below-par effort last time and needs to bounce back on his first run at this trip. Winning Range Sft-Yld. Star Rating 2 Lunar Space 1 flat win r29,500.00 C — Handicap Rating 103 16/1 HR103 K.J. Manning 9.3 (BK) 8 1/4L last of 9 to Magnanimous 9.0 LEP 3 JUN Listed 1m Gd 14/1 HR81 K.J. Manning 9.5 (BK) won 1/2L 3 1/2L from Magnanimous 9.5 and Horoscope 9.5 here 3 MAY 8rn Listed 7f Yld/Sft 1min 28.3sec 16/1 HR71 K.J. Manning 9.7 (BK) s/hd 2nd to Corps Des Pages 9.7 LIM 24 APR 16rn mdn 7f Gd

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RACE FIVE

Bounced back when winning minor event at Gowran Park earlier this month. Not fully exposed but needs improvement in order to figure in this grade. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Zawara 2 flat wins r14,455.00 D — Handicap Rating 98 4/1 HR98 D. McMonagle 9.7 won nk 1 1/4L from Eaglefield 9.5 and Georgeville (GB) 9.12 GOW 13 JUN 5rn 1m 1f 100yds Gd 2min 2.5sec 9/1 HR99 O.J. Orr 9.2 27L 7th of 9 to Mighty Blue (FR) 9.2 GOW 5 MAY Listed 1m 6f Yld 7/1 HR94 O.J. Orr 8.13 2 1/2L 1L 3rd to Barrington Court 9.5 NAAS 7 NOV 20 12rn Listed 1m 3f 180yds Hvy


11 ONTARIO (11)

3

8

13

(125)

(5)

225-370 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

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

Acted as a pacemaker when last in the Group 1 St James’s Palace at Royal Ascot last time. The blinkers are removed on this occasion and he will find this much easier but others look more solid. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Ontario 1 flat win r9,735.00 — Handicap Rating 106 W. M. Lordan 9.0 (BK) 36L last of 13 to Poetic Flare 9.0 ASCOT 15 JUN Group 1 7f 213yds Gd /Frm R. L. Moore 9.0 23L last of 7 to El Drama 9.0 CHESTER 6 MAY Listed 1m 2f 70yds Gd /Sft R. L. Moore 9.7 nk 2 1/2L 3rd to Tactical (GB) 9.5 NEWMARKET 14 APR 7rn hcp Listed 7f Gd

12 SOUTHERN LIGHTS (21)

3 (Blinkers)

Br B c Sea The Stars - Ownwan (USA) B Ownwan Partnership O Aquis Racing & Al Mamoura Partnership

8

13

(125)

(8)

2-160 F Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

Never travelled when finishing last in the Derby at Epsom earlier this month. Blinkers are fitted this time and he may be capable of a more prominent showing. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Southern Lights 1 flat win r7,080.00 D — Handicap Rating 103 Declan McDonogh 9.0 42L last of 11 to Adayar 9.0 EPSOM DOWNS 5 JUN Group 1 1m 4f 6yds Gd /Sft 8/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.5 8 1/2L 6th of 7 to Bolshoi Ballet 9.5 LEP 9 MAY Group 3 1m 2f Gd 4/1 D.P. McDonogh 9.7 won 2 3/4L nk from Hell Bent 9.7 and Safari Quest 9.7 LEP 14 APR 17rn mdn 1m 2f Gd 2min 12.4sec

Blinkers worn by No. 10, No. 12. TStrap worn by No. 3. Probable Starting Prices - 11/4 Cadillac, 7/2 True Self, 13/2 Njord, 10/1 Dawn Patrol, Thunder Kiss, Lough Derg, Ontario, 12/1 Raise You, Zawara, 16/1 Lunar Space, 20/1 Southern Lights, 25/1 Finans Bay 2020 (ran in October) - 1st Helvic Dream 2nd Up Helly Aa 3rd Raise You (2 min. 15.58 sec.)

RACE FIVE

CURRAGH COMMENT NJORD looked set to pick up Group races when bolting up in the highly-competitive Balmoral handicap at Ascot last October. Having taken a couple of runs to find his feet this year, his latest second to the very talented Kinross in the Group 3 John Of Gaunt Stakes suggested he is now ready to make his breakthrough in this company, with the return to this trip also promising to suit. His stablemate Cadillac looks the main danger having shown Group 1 potential as a juvenile. While he has faced a delayed return to action and is forced to shoulder a 5lb penalty, this step up in trip may bring out some improvement and he should get into the mix. The thriving Thunder Kiss also carries a penalty for her latest win but has the potential to progress further and shouldn’t be ruled out.

WIN: NJORD

DANGER: CADILLAC

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SIXTH RACE 4.50P.M.

1m

THE DUBAI DUTY FREE CELEBRATION STAKES OF W75,000 (LISTED RACE)

One Mile (1,600 metres) New Mile Post

Starting from stalls. Value to winner: r44250; Second: r15000; Third: r7500; Fourth: r3750; Fifth: r2250; Sixth: r1500.

(For Race Conditions see page 107)

RACE SPONSOR

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

BOWERMAN (GB) (10)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

7

10

2

(142)

(5)

1-19690 F Declan McDonogh J Adrian McGuinness T

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

Last of nine at this level on his penultimate outing and only beat three rivals home in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last time. Hard to fancy as a result. Winning Range Sft-GF & AW. Star Rating 2 Bowerman (GB) 9 flat wins r213,596.10 CD — Handicap Rating 104 R. P. Whelan 9.7 18L 27th of 30 to Real World 8.6 ASCOT 16 JUN hcp 1m Gd /Frm 28/1 HR106 G.M. Ryan 10.0 5 3/4L last of 9 to Reve De Vol 8.12 here 2 JUN Listed 1m 2f Gd/Yld 16/1 HR106 R.P. Whelan 10.0 8L 6th of 8 to Maker Of Kings 9.11 LEP 9 MAY Group 3 1m Gd

2

SINAWANN (23)

4

10

RACE SIX

2

(142)

(10)

2-6132-3 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Br B c Kingman (GB) - Simawa B His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C O H H Aga Khan

A Group 3 winner last year and ended that season with a narrow defeat in the Group 2 Boomerang Mile. Made a pleasing return at this level earlier in the month. Leading claims. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 5 Sinawann 2 flat wins r39,842.50 CD — Handicap Rating 114 5/2Fav HR115 R.P. Whelan 10.0 2L 1 1/4L 3rd to Magnanimous 9.0 LEP 3 JUN 9rn Listed 1m Gd 14/1 HR106 R.P. Whelan 9.5 s/hd 2nd to Safe Voyage 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 10rn Group 2 1m Gd 18/5 HR104 R.P. Whelan 9.3 nk 1L 3rd to Armory 9.0 here 14 AUG 20 5rn Group 3 1m 2f Gd

3

SALTONSTALL (GB) (23)

7

Br Ch g Pivotal (GB) - Macleya (GER) B Cheveley Park Stud Ltd O Dooley Thoroughbreds & Bart O’Sullivan

10

(C,T)

0

(140)

(9)

1-47267 F Gavin Ryan J Adrian McGuinness T

Has a bit to find on official figures and was comprehensively beaten at this level at Leopardstown last time. Any rain would improve his chances, but others look more likely. Winning Range Hvy-Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Saltonstall (GB) 7 flat wins r195,860.00 CD — Handicap Rating 106 25/1 HR108 G.M. Ryan 10.0 (CP) (TS) 6L 7th of 9 to Magnanimous 9.0 LEP 3 JUN Listed 1m Gd 40/1 HR109 G.M. Ryan 9.5 (CP) (TS) 61L last of 6 to Broome 9.5 here 3 MAY Group 2 1m 2f Yld 11/1 HR110 G.M. Ryan 9.10 (CP) 5 1/2L 2nd to Lope Y Fernandez 9.7 LEP 14 APR 8rn Listed 1m Gd

4

GEORGEVILLE (GB) (13)

5

Br B g Dawn Approach - Big Break (GB) B Juddmonte Farms Ltd O David Spratt & Sean Jones & Mrs Lynne Lyons

9

11

(137)

(8)

13-870-3 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Made a pleasing stable debut when third at Gowran earlier this month and entitled to improve, but has fallen short in Pattern company in the past and may struggle once again. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Georgeville (GB) 2 flat wins r23,693.50 — Handicap Rating 100 85/40 HR101 C.T. Keane 9.12 nk 1 1/4L 3rd to Zawara 9.7 GOW 13 JUN 5rn 1m 1f 100yds Gd 16/1 HR103 O.J. Orr 9.12 (BK) 13L 16th of 18 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.0 GAL 28 JUL 20 Ext hcp 1m 123yds Sft 33/1 HR104 O.J. Orr 9.11 5 1/2L 7th of 8 to Patrick Sarsfield (FR) 9.11 LEP 11 JUL 20 Group 3 1m 1f Gd

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HARPOCRATES (67)

4 (B,T)

Br B c Invincible Spirit - Ideal (GB) B Coolmore O Zhang Yuesheng

9

11

(137)

(11)

7-020-11 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Still has a bit to find on official figures, but two from two so far this year and his last-start Tipperary success was arguably a career-best performance. Shouldn’t be underestimated. Winning Range Yld-Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 Harpocrates 3 flat wins r23,616.00 D — Handicap Rating 104 11/4 HR104 S. Foley 9.11 (BK) won s/hd nk from Maker Of Kings 9.11 and Insinuendo 9.6 TIPP 20 APR 5rn 7f 100yds Yld 1min 39.1sec 15/2 HR101 S. Foley 9.4 (BK) (TS) won 1 1/2L 2 3/4L from San Andreas 8.11 and Harry’s Bar (GB) 9.7 DUN 12 MAR 6rn 1m Std 1min 38.4sec 12/1 HR101 S. Foley 10.0 (BK) (TS) 5 1/2L 10th of 12 to Whatharm 8.12 DUN 18 DEC 20 hcp 7f Std

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CHARTERHOUSE (GB) (27)

3

9

1

(127)

(7)

4167-81 F Robbie Colgan J John Joseph Murphy T

Br B c Charming Thought (GB) - Crocus Rose (GB) B Exors of the Late Mrs B E Moore O Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez

Not disgraced at the highest level as a juvenile and built on his pleasing enough comeback when scoring over this trip at Navan last time. Receives the weight-for-age allowance and warrants respect. Winning Range Yld-Gd. Star Rating 3 Charterhouse (GB) 2 flat wins r25,665.00 C D — Handicap Rating 105 100/30 HR105 R.C. Colgan 9.9 won nk 1/2L from Laelaps 9.5 and Rebel Step (USA) 9.5 NAV 30 MAY 5rn 1m Yld 1min 45.4sec 28/1 HR105 R.C. Colgan 9.5 5 1/4L 8th of 12 to Poetic Flare 9.5 LEP 11 APR Listed 7f Gd Tom Marquand 9.0 9L 7th of 8 to Supremacy 9.0 NEWMARKET 26 SEP 20 Group 1 6f Gd

7

FOURHOMETWO (GB) (23)

3

9

1

(127)

(4)

184-312 F Ben Coen J J P Murtagh T

Br B g Ajaya (GB) - Missy O’ Gwaun B Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar O Any Excuse For A Holiday Syndicate

An improving sort from the Johnny Murtagh yard, building on his handicap success at Naas when runner-up in this company at Leopardstown last time. He will likely show up well again. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 4 Fourhometwo (GB) 2 flat wins r34,220.00 D — Handicap Rating 107 9/2 HR107 B.M. Coen 9.0 2L 2nd to Magnanimous 9.0 LEP 3 JUN 9rn Listed 1m Gd 10/1 HR99 B.M. Coen 9.10 won 1 1/4L 1/2L from Rebel Step (USA) 8.12 and Grid (GB) 8.6 NAAS 26 APR 13rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 1min 42.4sec 18/1 HR98 B.M. Coen 9.8 hd 2L 3rd to Amazed By Grace (GB) 8.4 here 21 MAR 11rn Ext hcp 7f Sft/Hvy

KHARTOUM (USA) (7)

3

9

1

(127)

(6)

31-010 F Ryan Moore J A P O’Brien T

Br B c Pioneerof the Nile (USA) - Up B Ranjan Racing, Inc O Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Peter M Brant

Outclassed in a couple of Group 3 events, but readily won a Naas handicap on his penultimate start and may be comfortable at this level. Each-way chance for powerful connections. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Khartoum (USA) 2 flat wins r19,470.00 C D — Handicap Rating 104 R. L. Moore 9.1 11L 10th of 18 to Creative Force 9.1 ASCOT 19 JUN Group 3 7f Sft 7/2 HR92 R.L. Moore 9.11 won 2L 2 1/4L from Visualisation 9.9 and Laelaps 9.11 NAAS 16 MAY 9rn hcp 1m Sft 1min 43.4sec R. L. Moore 9.0 19L last of 10 to Master of The Seas 9.0 NEWMARKET 15 APR Group 3 1m Gd /Frm

9

STATE OF REST (245)

3

Br B c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Repose (USA) B Tinnakill Bloodstock Ltd O Teme Valley

(TStrap)

9

1

(127)

(1)

125435- F Shane Crosse J Joseph Patrick O’Brien T

A high-class juvenile, finishing a length third in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes, and only behind Sinawann on official ratings here. Lacks a recent run but still demands respect. A first-time tongue-tie is fitted. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 4 State Of Rest 1 flat win r14,760.00 — Handicap Rating 110 Tom Marquand 9.1 9L 5th of 8 to Mac Swiney 9.1 DONCASTER 24 OCT 20 Group 1 1m Hvy Tom Marquand 9.0 1L s/hd 3rd to Chindit 9.0 DONCASTER 12 SEP 20 7rn Group 2 7f 6yds Gd 8/1 HR100 D.P. McDonogh 9.4 s/hd 2 1/2L nk 4th to Chief Little Hawk (USA) 9.4 NAAS 23 AUG 20 19rn 6f Sft

10 STORM LEGEND (54)

3

Br B c Night of Thunder - Kymera B M Ryan O Boniface Ho Ka Kui

9

1

(127)

(2)

1-6 F Chris Hayes J J A Stack T

Won impressively on his only start last year over 6f and sent off favourite for a Listed contest on his reappearance over 7f here last month. Disappointing that day, though, and now has something to prove. Winning Range Hvy. Star Rating 2 Storm Legend 1 flat win r9,145.00 2/1Fav C.D. Hayes 9.5 11L 6th of 8 to Lunar Space 9.5 here 3 MAY Listed 7f Yld/Sft 6/1 C.D. Hayes 9.7 won 3 1/4L hd from Mickey The Steel (GB) 9.7 and Dots De Feetya 9.0 NAAS 1 NOV 20 16rn mdn 6f Hvy 1min 18sec

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11 BELLE IMAGE (34)

3

8

10

(122)

(3)

310-524 F Rory Cleary J Ms Sheila Lavery T

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

Has run well in each of her three starts so far this year and produced a career-best performance when fourth in the 1,000 Guineas here last time. Gets all the allowances and must enter calculations. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 Belle Image 1 flat win r16,520.00 C — Handicap Rating 105 125/1 HR94 R.C. Colgan 9.2 s/hd 1L s/hd 4th to Empress Josephine 9.2 here 23 MAY 14rn Group 1 1m Sft/Hvy 5/1 HR94 R.C. Colgan 9.6 4 1/4L 2nd to La Petite Coco 9.0 KILL 11 MAY 10rn 1m 31yds Sft 33/1 HR85 R.C. Colgan 8.13 5L 5th of 8 to No Speak Alexander 8.13 here 3 MAY Group 3 7f Yld/Sft

B,T worn by No. 5. C,T worn by No. 3. TStrap worn by No. 9. Probable Starting Prices - 7/2 State Of Rest, 9/2 Fourhometwo (GB), 5/1 Sinawann, 11/2 Belle Image, 8/1 Khartoum (USA), 10/1 Harpocrates, Charterhouse (GB), 12/1 Saltonstall (GB), 16/1 Bowerman (GB), Georgeville (GB), 20/1 Storm Legend 2020 - 1st Ancient Spirit (GER) 2nd Bowerman (GB) 3rd Could Be King (GB) (1 min. 41.4 sec.)

CURRAGH COMMENT SINAWANN is officially the best horse in this race and he looks to have a cracking chance. The Kingman colt ran to a high level in four three-year-old appearances, winning at Group 3 level and beaten a short-head in the Group 2 Boomerang Mile, and he will likely improve for his comeback third in this company at Leopardstown 23 days ago. His main dangers look to be some of the younger rivals in the line-up, with State Of Rest particularly interesting equipped with a first-time tongue-tie on his seasonal reappearance. Belle Image and Fourhometwo also demand respect.

DANGER: STATE OF REST

RACE SIX

WIN: SINAWANN

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SEVENTH RACE 5.25P.M. THE DUBAI DUTY FREE HANDICAP OF W50,000 (PREMIER HANDICAP) (REGISTERED AS THE DERBY FESTIVAL HANDICAP)

1m

One Mile (1,600 metres) Guineas Post

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

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

AGITARE (24)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

J Jockey

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

Draw

4

10

0

(140)

(15)

6-04007 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

Made the frame in a similar contest over this C&D in April but his subsequent performances suggest that others are safer picks this afternoon. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 2 Agitare 1 flat win r7,080.00 — Handicap Rating 95 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 15/2 HR95 K.J. Manning 9.7 8 3/4L 15th of 20 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm

2

NEBO (14)

6

Br B g Kodiac (GB) - Kindling (GB) B Select Bloodstock & Melchior Bloodstock O Julie Routledge-Martin & David R Martin & Dan Hall

10

(C,T)

0

(140)

(5)

70689-0 F J M Sheridan (5) J T Hogan T

Arrives here 1lb below his last winning mark but his most recent form does not inspire a lot of confidence for his chances today. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 2 Nebo 3 flat wins r60,847.70 D — Handicap Rating 95 33/1 HR96 P.A. Harnett 9.13 (BK) (TS) 18L 11th of 12 to Dream Tale (GB) 8.12 LIM 12 JUN hcp 1m Gd 33/1 HR99 L.F. Roche 9.9 (BK) (TS) 12L last of 9 to Surrounding 9.4 LEP 17 OCT 20 Listed 7f Yld 40/1 HR100 A.J. Slattery 9.11 (BK) (TS) 17L 8th of 9 to Saltonstall (GB) 9.9 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp 1m Hvy

3

BOPEDRO (FR) (34)

5

RACE SEVEN

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

(CPiece)

9

11

(137)

(7)

8000-10 F Shane Foley J Mrs John Harrington T

Won over 7f at Cork on his seasonal return in April but was well held in a similar event over C&D a month ago. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 3 Bopedro (FR) 5 flat wins r45,784.00 CD — Handicap Rating 92 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 6/1 HR95 S. Foley 10.0 (CP) 23L 10th of 11 to Maker Of Kings 8.13 TIPP 3 OCT 20 hcp (70-100)1m 1f Yld/Sft

4

BUCKY LARSON (23)

6

9

11

(137)

(1)

47051-4 F Sam Ewing (5) J G M Lyons T

Br B g Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Jessie Jane B Manister House Stud O Sean Jones & Mrs Lynne Lyons

Ended 2020 with a win at Dundalk in November and he made a promising return to action over 1m1f at Leopardstown a few weeks ago. Winning Range Gd-GF & AW. Star Rating 4 Bucky Larson 5 flat wins r47,095.00 D — Handicap Rating 92 12/1 HR92 C.T. Keane 9.12 nk nk 2 1/2L 4th to He Knows No Fear 9.5 LEP 3 JUN 12rn Ext hcp 1m 1f Gd 6/1 HR88 G.F. Carroll 9.12 won 1/2L 1/2L from Harriet’s Force 9.1 and Sh Boom (GB) 9.7 DUN 6 NOV 20 14rn Ext hcp 1m Std 1min 36.4sec 100/30Fav HR89 C.T. Keane 10.0 1 3/4L 5th of 13 to Alhaazm (GB) 8.12 DUN 9 OCT 20 hcp 1m Std

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5

REBEL TALE (USA) (19)

4

9

10

(136)

(11)

06490-0 F Andrew Slattery (3) J Andrew Slattery T

Br Ch g Tale Of The Cat (USA) - Purr And Prowl (USA) B Parrish Hill Farm & Ashford Stud O P Garvey

Showed plenty of ability earlier in his career, including when second in a Group 2 here in 2019, but has plenty to prove right now based on his most recent performances. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 2 Rebel Tale (USA) 1 flat win r11,088.00 — Handicap Rating 91 50/1 HR92 A.J. Slattery 9.11 6 1/2L last of 14 to Galtee Mist 9.11 GOW 7 JUN hcp 7f Gd 50/1 HR96 A.J. Slattery 9.6 (V) 6 1/2L last of 12 to Whatharm 8.12 DUN 18 DEC 20 hcp 7f Std 10/1 HR99 A.J. Slattery 9.11 10L 9th of 10 to Settle For Bay (FR) 8.12 DUN 4 DEC 20 hcp 1m Std

6

HE KNOWS NO FEAR (23)

4

9

8

(134)

(3)

9-07061 F Gary Halpin J Luke Comer T

Br B c Mourayan - Tripudium B Luke Comer O Luke Comer

Returned to winning ways when overcoming trouble in running to win over 1m1f at Leopardstown recently and a 4lb rise for that success appears to be fair. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 4 He Knows No Fear 2 flat wins r17,995.00 D — Handicap Rating 89 11/1 HR85 C.D. Hayes 9.5 won nk nk from Theophile 8.8 and Tauran Shaman 10.0 LEP 3 JUN 12rn Ext hcp 1m 1f Gd 1min 54.6sec 25/1 HR86 C.D. Hayes 9.10 3 3/4L 6th of 18 to Tauran Shaman 9.12 LEP 9 MAY Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 14/1 HR88 C.D. Hayes 9.2 14L 17th of 21 to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR Ext hcp 1m Gd

7

EAGLE’S FLIGHT (23)

4

9

(TStrap)

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

5

(131)

(13)

414-731 F Ronan Whelan J M Halford T

Has progressed with every start this year and he was successful over a mile at Leopardstown earlier in the month. Has to be on the shortlist. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 4 Eagle’s Flight 2 flat wins r13,275.00 D — Handicap Rating 86 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 22/1 HR77 R.P. Whelan 9.1 (TS) nk 1 3/4L 3rd to Tauran Shaman 9.12 LEP 9 MAY 18rn Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd 15/2 HR79 R.P. Whelan 9.10 (TS) 4 1/4L 7th of 9 to Sense Of Worth 9.5 DUN 18 APR Ext hcp 1m 2f 150yds Std

8

ALHAAZM (GB) (69)

5

9

4

(130)

(10)

8911-11 F Chris Hayes J Kevin Prendergast T

Br B g Cape Cross - Asheerah (GB) B Shadwell Estate Company Limited O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd

Arrives here on the back of four consecutive victories on the all-weather and he should go well if transferring that progression to the turf. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 4 Alhaazm (GB) 4 flat wins r30,385.00 D — Handicap Rating 85 2/1Fav HR84 C.D. Hayes 9.13 won hd nk from Fastman 10.1 and Sunset Nova 8.9 DUN 18 APR 8rn Ext hcp 7f Std 1min 25sec 100/30 HR76 C.D. Hayes 9.5 won 1 3/4L nk from Leadership Race 10.0 and Longbourn 9.11 DUN 19 MAR 12rn Ext hcp 1m Std 1min 39sec 7/2 HR73 C.D. Hayes 8.12 won hd 3/4L from Imposing Supreme 8.12 and Raphael (GER) 9.2 DUN 9 OCT 20 13rn hcp 1m Std 1min 38.2sec

JUYUSH (GB) (23)

6

9

4

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

(130)

(4)

5111-69 F Shane Crosse J Sarah Lynam T

Racked up a hat-trick of victories at Dundalk late last year but he may be a touch high in the ratings at the moment. Winning Range Hvy & AW. Star Rating 2 Juyush (GB) 4 flat wins r28,290.00 D — Handicap Rating 85 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 20/1 HR88 S.M. Crosse 9.2 3 1/4L 6th of 16 to Real Appeal (GER) 9.4 LEP 11 APR hcp 7f Gd 5/2Fav HR80 S.M. Crosse 10.0 won 3/4L 1 3/4L from Tony The Gent 9.2 and Time And Money 9.4 DUN 16 DEC 20 14rn 1m Std 1min 37.9sec

10 HALE BOPP (50)

3

Br B c Belardo - Emperors Pearl B Ringfort Stud O Mrs Lynne Lyons & Sean Jones & David Spratt

9

3

(129)

(17)

412-1 F Colin Keane J G M Lyons T

Created a big impression when winning well over a mile at Cork last time and he merits the utmost respect this afternoon,, despite a 12lb rise in the ratings. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 5 Hale Bopp 2 flat wins r21,535.00 D — Handicap Rating 94 9/2 HR82 Sam Ewing 9.1 won 2L 1/2L from Overheer (GB) 8.7 and Jungle Cove 9.10 CK 7 MAY 15rn Ext hcp 1m Gd 1min 41.6sec 11/8Fav Sam Ewing 9.2 (TS) 2 3/4L 2nd to Messidor 9.4 DUN 2 DEC 20 13rn 7f Std 3/1 C.T. Keane 9.6 won 1/2L nk from Charmed (GB) 8.13 and Bears Hug 9.2 DUN 9 OCT 20 14rn mdn 7f Std 1min 26.6sec

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9


11 LUKE SHORT (GB) (23)

4

9

3

(129)

(14)

510-306 F Tom Madden J Noel Meade T

Br B g Sayif - Acclamare B Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar O The Spice Of Life Partnership

Hit the line with conviction to finish third at Leopardstown on seasonal reappearance, behind two subsequent winners, but has failed to follow that up since. He remains on a workable mark and has place claims. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Luke Short (GB) 2 flat wins r12,991.00 D — Handicap Rating 84 9/2 HR84 D. McMonagle 8.13 4 1/4L 6th of 12 to He Knows No Fear 9.5 LEP 3 JUN Ext hcp 1m 1f Gd 10/1 HR86 C.T. Keane 8.12 5 1/4L 10th of 20 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 16/1 HR84 Sam Ewing 8.7 1 1/2L ns 3rd to Real Appeal (GER) 9.4 LEP 11 APR 16rn hcp 7f Gd

12 BLUE FOR YOU (64)

3

9

2

(128)

(CPiece)

Br Ch g New Approach - Love In The Sun B Moyglare Stud Farm O Moyglare Stud Farm

(9)

61-6 F Oisin Orr J D K Weld T

Beat a top-class juvenile on his second start in testing conditions at Galway. Failed to stay 1m2f on seasonal reappearance but remains an intriguing candidate back at this trip. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 3 Blue For You 1 flat win r9,735.00 — Handicap Rating 93 16/1 O.J. Orr 9.6 7 1/2L last of 6 to Kyprios 9.6 CK 23 APR 1m 2f 40yds Gd 8/1 O.J. Orr 9.5 won 3/4L 2L from Wembley 9.5 and Rebel Step (USA) 9.2 GAL 27 JUL 20 10rn mdn 7f Sft 1min 31.9sec 20/1 O.J. Orr 9.7 6 1/2L 6th of 10 to Masen (GB) 9.7 LEP 11 JUL 20 mdn 7f 30yds Gd

13 REBEL STEP (USA) (27)

3

Br Ch c Tamarkuz (USA) - Purr And Prowl (USA) B Parrish Hill Farm O P Garvey

9

(CPiece)

2

(128)

(6)

8-42203 F Ben Coen J Andrew Slattery T

Has been edging closer to his second career victory this campaign. He remains on a career-high mark and appears to be at the mercy of the handicapper for the moment. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 2 Rebel Step (USA) 1 flat win r9,145.00 — Handicap Rating 93 7/2 HR93 B.M. Coen 9.5 nk 1/2L 3rd to Charterhouse (GB) 9.9 NAV 30 MAY 5rn 1m Yld 150/1 HR91 B.M. Coen 9.2 12L 10th of 11 to Mac Swiney 9.2 here 22 MAY Group 1 1m Sft/Hvy 12/1 HR90 A.J. Slattery 8.12 (CP) 1 1/4L 2nd to Fourhometwo (GB) 9.10 NAAS 26 APR 13rn Ext hcp 1m Gd

14 SIRJACK THOMAS (34)

6

9

2

(128)

(8)

057-306 F Cian MacRedmond (7) J Adrian McGuinness T

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

Gave a good account when third over course and distance on seasonal reappearance. He’s failed to build on that on his last two outings but remains of interest with Cian MacRedmond returning to the saddle claiming 7lb. Winning Range Hvy-Gd. Star Rating 2 Sirjack Thomas 4 flat wins r41,047.50 — Handicap Rating 83 22/1 HR83 C.J. MacRedmond 8.6 3 3/4L 6th of 16 to Visualisation 8.11 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy 25/1 HR85 G.M. Ryan 8.11 9 1/4L 16th of 20 to Hightimeyouwon (GB) 8.5 CK 7 MAY Ext hcp 7f Gd/Frm 50/1 HR83 C.J. MacRedmond 8.4 nk nk 3rd to Raise You 9.10 here 17 APR 21rn Ext hcp 1m Gd

15 DREAM TALE (GB) (14)

5

9

0

(126)

RACE SEVEN

Br B g Shamardal (USA) - Dream Book (GB) B Godolphin O A Oliver

(2)

712921 F Leigh Roche J A Oliver T

Has an impressive record contesting over this trip on turf and he usually thrives in big-field handicaps. Raised 7lb for his most recent success and could be able to continue his ascendancy. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Dream Tale (GB) 2 flat wins r17,995.00 D — Handicap Rating 81 4/1 HR74 R.P. Whelan 8.12 won 1/2L 2 1/4L from French Rain 9.7 and Longbourn 9.0 LIM 12 JUN 12rn hcp 1m Gd 1min 43.7sec 17/2 HR72 B.M. Coen 9.9 3/4L 2nd to Eagle’s Flight 10.1 LEP 3 JUN 19rn hcp (50-80)1m Gd 11/1 HR72 L.F. Roche 8.10 6L 9th of 18 to Tauran Shaman 9.12 LEP 9 MAY Ext hcp 1m 2f Gd

16 COILL NA SIONAINNE (9)

5

Br B f So You Think (NZ) - Stissing B Nicolas Varney O Against All Odds Partnership

8

11

(123)

(12)

0-31201 F Billy Lee J W McCreery T

Comfortably dismissed her 13 rivals last time out at Leopardstown and has subsequently been handed a 10lb rise. There could be more progress to come but she’ll want any rain to stay away. Winning Range Gd-GF. Star Rating 3 Coill Na Sionainne 2 flat wins r12,390.00 D — Handicap Rating 78 9/2 HR68 W.J. Lee 9.11 won 2 1/2L nk from Never Seen Before 9.2 and Zumoradda 9.7 LEP 17 JUN 14rn hcp (45-75)1m Gd/Frm 1min 43.3sec 9/4Fav HR68 W.J. Lee 10.0 6 1/4L 11th of 19 to Harbanaker 9.5 LEP 14 MAY hcp (50-70)1m Gd/Yld 13/8Fav HR61 N.M. Crosse 9.10 s/hd 2nd to Crystal Pool 8.13 GOW 5 MAY 16rn hcp (45-65)1m Yld

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17 CASTLETOWNSHEND (49)

6

8

6

(118)

(16)

3977-00 F Nathan Crosse (5) J T M Walsh T

Br Ch g Equiano (FR) - Idonea (CAN) B Select Bloodstock O Mrs Helen Walsh

Has posted two lacklustre efforts so far this campaign. Will need plenty of rain to arrive and has plenty on his plate today. Winning Range SH. Star Rating 2 Castletownshend 1 flat win r6,490.00 — Handicap Rating 70 22/1 HR72 Chloe Byrne 8.5 5 1/2L 10th of 18 to Half Nutz 9.6 NAAS 8 MAY Ext hcp 5f 205yds Yld/Sft 25/1 HR75 M.A. Gallagher 8.8 15L 15th of 17 to Zig Zag Zyggy 8.13 NAAS 28 MAR Ext hcp 5f 205yds Sft 9/2 HR77 G.M. Ryan 9.10 5 1/4L 7th of 13 to Angel Palanas (GB) 9.8 LEP 16 OCT 20 hcp (50-80)7f Yld/Sft

C,T worn by No. 2. CPiece worn by No. 3, No. 12, No. 13. TStrap worn by No. 7. Long Handicap - Castletownshend 8-3 (115) Probable Starting Prices - 11/2 Hale Bopp, 13/2 Alhaazm (GB), 7/1 Eagle’s Flight, 15/2 Coill Na Sionainne, 8/1 Blue For You, Dream Tale (GB), 10/1 Rebel Step (USA), 12/1 Bucky Larson, He Knows No Fear, Luke Short (GB), 14/1 Bopedro (FR), 16/1 Sirjack Thomas, 20/1 Agitare, Juyush (GB), 25/1 Nebo, 33/1 Castletownshend, 50/1 Rebel Tale (USA)

CURRAGH COMMENT The unexposed three-year-old HALE BOPP readily accounted for a dual subsequent winner over a mile at Cork last month and Ger Lyons’ colt merits the utmost respect on the back of that performance. A 12lb rise in the ratings has to be a slight concern but the son of Belardo may have plenty more to offer on just his fifth career start. The recent Leopardstown winner Eagle’s Flight may prove to be the main threat to the selection, although Coill Na Sionainne and Alhaazm also merit places on the shortlist.

DANGER: ALHAAZM

WIN: HALE BOPP

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EIGHTH RACE 5.55P.M.

2m

THE DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH EBF HANDICAP OF W25,000

Two Miles (3,200 metres)

This race will not be starting from stalls. Handicaps calculated 22nd June. Value to winner: r14750; Second: r5000; Third: r2500; Fourth: r1250; Fifth: r750; Sixth: r500.

(For Race Conditions see page 107)

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TRIFECTA RACE Br Breeding No

Horse

1

SHOSHONE WARRIOR (24)

B Breeder

O Owner

F Form

T Trainer

Age

st

lb

(lbs)

4

10

5

(145)

(TStrap)

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

J Jockey

Draw

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

He didn’t run too badly on his return to action when fifth at the course earlier in the month and the step up in trip might yield further progression. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Shoshone Warrior 1 flat win r8,850.00 — Handicap Rating 100 10/1 HR100 M.P. Sheehy 8.13 (TS) 6 3/4L 5th of 10 to Shanroe (GB) 8.12 here 2 JUN Ext hcp 1m 6f Gd/Yld 11/1 HR102 C.T. Keane 9.8 27L 19th of 21 to Cape Gentleman 9.0 here 11 OCT 20 Ext hcp 2m Sft 33/1 HR100 W.M. Lordan 9.6 1/2L 2nd to Halimi 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 18rn Ext hcp 1m 4f 180yds Gd

2

ARCADIAN SUNRISE (28)

7

9

8

(134)

2318-61 F Seamie Heffernan J John Queally T

Br B g Arcadio (GER) - By The Hour B Mr D Breen O Mrs Miriam Queally

A winner of his maiden last autumn at Thurles and he arrives with fitness on side having won a handicap hurdle at Punchestown in great style last month. Winning Range Sft. Star Rating 5 Arcadian Sunrise 1 flat win r6,490.00 4 N.H. wins r38,898.00 D — Handicap Rating 89 11/4Fav HR124 D.F. O’Regan 10.12 won 6L 1/2L from Future Proof 10.10 and Cousin Harry 9.9 PUN 29 MAY 14rn Ext hcp hdl 2m 100yds Sft 16/1 HR124 D.F. O’Regan 10.3 5 3/4L 6th of 22fn, 24rn to Jazzaway 10.2 PUN 27 APR Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 100yds Yld 13/8Fav HR124 D.F. O’Regan 11.10 24L 8th of 11fn, 16rn to Funky Dady (FR) 11.1 PUN 28 OCT 20 hdl 2m 4f 140yds Yld/Sft

3

DALTON HIGHWAY (11)

8

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

9

(Visor)

7

(133)

006-400 F Sam Ewing (5) J D K Weld T

Last year’s winner who has been mostly disappointing since that effort and the eight-year-old has a bit to prove having finished down the field at Royal Ascot last time. Winning Range Sft-GF. Star Rating 2 Dalton Highway 4 flat wins r47,388.00 1 N.H. win r8,865.00 CD — Handicap Rating 88 Colin Keane 9.1 (V) 7L 10th of 19 to Reshoun (FR) 9.7 ASCOT 15 JUN hcp (0-100)2m 3f 210yds Gd /Frm 25/1 HR90 O.J. Orr 10.2 44L 10th of 16 to Foveros (FR) 8.6 here 23 MAY Ext hcp 2m Sft/Hvy 7/1 HR120 J.W. Kennedy 10.6 1 1/2L 1 1/4L 2 3/4L 4th to Atlantic Shore 10.9 PUN 1 MAR 16rn Ext hcp hdl 3m Sft

RACE EIGHT

4

POWERFUL TED (24)

6

9

5

(131)

1753-38 F Colin Keane J Noel Meade T

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

He finished third in a valuable handicap on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and he could have more to offer this season after a recent spin at the course. Winning Range GF. Star Rating 4 Powerful Ted 1 flat win r6,490.00 1 N.H. win r5,910.00 — Handicap Rating 86 5/1 HR87 C.D. Hayes 8.6 9 3/4L 8th of 10 to Shanroe (GB) 8.12 here 2 JUN Ext hcp 1m 6f Gd/Yld 2/1Fav HR105 S.W. Flanagan 11.10 1 1/2L 9L 3rd to Toms Courage 11.0 KILB 23 APR 13rn hcp hdl (80-109)2m Gd 14/1 HR88 C.T. Keane 9.2 1/2L 3/4L 3rd to Halimi 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 18rn Ext hcp 1m 4f 180yds Gd

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5

DARK HEART (GB) (255)

4

8

13

(125)

182764- F Billy Lee J J A Nash T

Br B g Nathaniel - Danehill Dreamer (USA) B Watership Down Stud O R M D Cleaning Servics Limited

He didn’t quite kick on from his victory at Newcastle last March with him proving to be rather inconsistent, but a change of scenery may do him the world of good. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 3 Dark Heart (GB) 1 flat win r4,033.60 — Handicap Rating 80 Franny Norton 9.3 3/4L nk nk 4th to C’Est No Mour (GER) 10.0 BATH 14 OCT 20 10rn hcp (66-85)1m 6f Gd /Sft Joe Fanning 9.7 17L 6th of 7 to Hiroshima (GB) 9.9 AYR 29 SEP 20 hcp (61-80)1m 7f Gd P. J. McDonald 8.9 21L 7th of 8 to Favorite Moon (GER) 8.1 HAYDOCK PARK 5 JUL 20 hcp 1m 6f Sft

6

GOLDEN SPEAR (GB) (58)

10

8

11

(TStrap)

Br Ch g Kyllachy (GB) - Penmayne (GB) B D P and Mrs J A Martin O John Breslin

(123)

209-000 F Shane Foley J A J Martin T

He hasn’t won on the Flat since October 2016 but the handicapper has given him a chance of being competitive despite a couple of underwhelming efforts over timber of late. Winning Range Hvy-GF. Star Rating 2 Golden Spear (GB) 4 flat wins r124,313.20 2 N.H. wins r62,500.00 — Handicap Rating 78 66/1 HR121 A.W. Short 12.0 33L 17th of 21fn, 22rn to Jiving Jerry 10.5 PUN 29 APR hcp hdl (88-123)2m 40yds Yld 50/1 HR123 P.J. O’Hanlon 9.13 (TS) 11L 14th of 20 to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 40/1 HR81 Siobhan Rutledge 10.4 (TS) 17L 13th of 20 to Starting Monday 10.1 here 21 MAR Ext hcp 1m Sft/Hvy

7

DEWCUP (5)

6

8

10

(TStrap)

Br Br g Finsceal Fior - Elyaadi (GB) B M Ryan O M A Ryan

(122)

224-653 F Chris Hayes J T M Walsh T

A smart performer in the National Hunt code who is turned out quickly following his third in a maiden at Ballinrobe on Monday and has to enter calculations on his handicap debut. Star Rating 4 Dewcup 4 N.H. wins r28,001.50 — Handicap Rating 77 11/8Fav HR77 D. McMonagle 9.9 (TS) 1/2L 4 1/2L 3rd to Phoenix Cowboy (USA) 9.9 BAL 21 JUN 9rn mdn 1m 4f 169yds Gd 28/1 HR135 M.P. Walsh 12.0 (TS) 39L last of 5 to Echoes In Rain (FR) 11.7 PUN 27 APR nov.hdl Grade 1 2m 100yds Yld 9/4Fav W.J. Lee 9.9 (TS) 5 1/2L 6th of 16 to Fil The Power (GB) 9.9 GOW 7 APR mdn 1m 1f 130yds Sft

8

JAKE PETER (8)

7

8

9

(121)

7p-2u56 F Conor Hoban J Patrick J Flynn T

Br B g Intikhab (USA) - Kate Emily B Frank McNulty O F A McNulty

He continues to drop down the handicap and faces a tough assignment despite running better when sixth at Limerick on his latest outing. Winning Range GY-Gd & AW. Star Rating 2 Jake Peter 4 flat wins r27,412.00 1 N.H. win r6,776.00 D — Handicap Rating 76 16/1 HR77 A.C. Persse 9.4 1 3/4L 6th of 9 to Run For Mary 10.2 LIM 18 JUN hcp (50-85)2m 1f Gd 12/1 HR78 A.C. Persse 8.7 10L 5th of 9 to My Sister Sarah 8.9 LIST 6 JUN Ext hcp 2m 40yds Gd/Yld 12/1 HR115 J.S. McGarvey 11.6 u.r. in race won by Carrolls Cottage 12.0 LIM 15 APR 13rn hcp hdl (80-123)2m 5f Yld

9

HOOK HEAD (8)

4

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

8

8

(CPiece)

(120)

150618 F Rory Cleary J J S Bolger T

He has won twice already this season, including on his penultimate start at Leopardstown, but his recent effort was a below-par one at Limerick and he has something to prove. Winning Range Gd. Star Rating 3 Hook Head 2 flat wins r12,685.00 — Handicap Rating 75 13/2 HR75 K.J. Manning 9.9 (CP) 11L 8th of 9 to Run For Mary 10.2 LIM 18 JUN hcp (50-85)2m 1f Gd 9/1 HR69 K.J. Manning 10.1 (CP) won ns 2 1/2L from Lunar Power 8.6 and Franno 8.6 LEP 10 JUN 16rn hcp (45-70)1m 7f Gd 3min 18.8sec 5/1 HR69 W.T. Byrne 8.13 (CP) 3 3/4L 6th of 9 to Morph Speed 9.5 LEP 3 JUN hcp (50-85)1m 4f 180yds Gd

5

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

(Blinkers)

8

7

(119)

7-70703 F Andrew Slattery (3) J Nina Walsh (R) T

Ran well on bottomless ground over course and distance last month and is effectively 1lb better off today with Andrew Slattery’s claim taken into consideration. Solid each-way claims. Winning Range Sft-Gd. Star Rating 3 Dinard Rose 3 flat wins r19,207.50 2 N.H. wins r16,533.50 — Handicap Rating 74 28/1 HR72 J.A. Heffernan 8.12 (BK) 5 1/2L 4 3/4L 3rd to Foveros (FR) 8.6 here 23 MAY 16rn Ext hcp 2m Sft/Hvy 18/1 HR73 J.A. Heffernan 9.12 (CP) 18L 10th of 15 to Hazran 8.11 KILL 11 MAY hcp (50-80)2m 182yds Sft 50/1 HR118 P.J. Carberry 11.9 (CP) 24L 7th of 14 to Minx Tiara 11.10 BAL 16 APR hcp hdl 2m 6f 22yds Yld

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RACE EIGHT

10 DINARD ROSE (34)


11 WHITE DESERT (15)

7 (B,T)

Br Ch g Teofilo - Artisia B Foursome Thoroughbreds O C L W Syndicate

8

7

(119)

07p-424 F Sean Davis J Miss Amanda Mooney T

Without a win since May 2018, which came over 1m6f at Wolverhampton, but has been running well over shorter distances of late and has a definite place chance in this contest. Winning Range Gd & AW. Star Rating 3 White Desert 2 flat wins r10,090.50 — Handicap Rating 74 9/2 HR74 M.A. Gallagher 10.0 (BK) (TS) 3/4L 1 1/2L 1L 4th to New Society 8.3 FAIR 11 JUN 10rn hcp (50-85)1m 5f 110yds Gd/Frm 14/1 HR74 M.A. Gallagher 9.13 (BK) (TS) 1/2L 2nd to Hook Head 9.4 NAV 25 APR 13rn hcp 1m 5f Gd 80/1 HR74 M.A. Gallagher 10.0 (BK) (H) (TS) ns ns 2 1/4L 4th to Chateau Musar 9.9 DUN 10 APR 13rn hcp 1m 4f Std

12 ACT OF GOD (GB) (12)

6

8

6

(118)

9-51-445 F N G McCullagh J E J O’Grady T

Br B g Camelot (GB) - Adja B Dayton Investments (Breeding) Limited O Brian Comer

Disappointing on his latest outing over hurdles at Kilbeggan 12 days ago and ninth of 11 when last running on the Flat in November 2019. Others hold more obvious claims today. Winning Range Yld. Star Rating 2 Act Of God (GB) 1 flat win r7,387.50 2 N.H. wins r15,639.00 — Handicap Rating 73 4/1Fav HR126 B. Browne 11.1 34L 5th of 7fn, 8rn to Annexation (FR) 11.4 KILB 14 JUN Ext hcp hdl 2m Gd 11/1 HR126 Rachael Blackmore 11.0 6L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Arcadian Sunrise 10.12 PUN 29 MAY 14rn Ext hcp hdl 2m 100yds Sft 9/1 Rachael Blackmore 11.10 nk 2L 1 3/4L 4th to An Fraoch Mor 10.13 WEX 16 MAY 9rn hdl 2m 1f Sft

13 SUMMER HOUSE (GB) (26)

4

8

6

(118)

15-0 F Siobhan Rutledge (7) J Andrew Kinirons T

Br Ch f Lope De Vega - Soon B Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar O Mr S Bradley

Hasn’t got many miles on the clock, but not gone forward since her opening success at Lingfield and well beaten on stable debut for Andrew Kinirons at Roscommon last month. Look elsewhere. Winning Range AW. Star Rating 1 Summer House (GB) 1 flat win r4,109.70 — Handicap Rating 72 50/1 HR73 L.F. Roche 8.9 15L 10th of 13 to Pineapple Express 8.13 ROS 31 MAY hcp 1m 2f Gd/Yld Josephine Gordon 9.7 5L 5th of 8 to Choral Work (GB) 9.0 HAYDOCK PARK 24 JUN 20 1m 3f 175yds Gd Josephine Gordon 9.0 won hd 3/4L from Duck And Vanish (GB) 9.2 and Pharoah King (USA) 9.5 LINGFIELD PARK 7 JUN 20 11rn mdn 1m 4f AWT 2min 33.1sec

14 PEREGRINE RUN (19)

11 (Blinkers)

Br B g King’s Theatre - Masriyna’s Article B Mr Vincent Byrne O V Byrne

8

6

(118)

f04-438 F Nathan Crosse (5) J Peter Fahey T

A great servant for connections over the years and has run well over hurdles and fences already in 2021. Disappointing over the larger obstacles latest, but has a light weight on his Flat return and no forlorn hope. Star Rating 3 Peregrine Run 17 N.H. wins r255,615.30 — Handicap Rating 69 5/1 HR154 T.N. Brett 11.2 48L last of 8fn, 9rn to Darasso (FR) 11.2 LIST 7 JUN chse 2m 3f Gd 8/1 HR155 K.C. Sexton 11.10 (BK) nk 7L 3rd to Samcro 12.0 KILL 10 MAY 7rn chse Grade 3 2m 4f Gd/Yld 150/1 HR140 T.N. Brett 10.13 1/2L 1/2L 3 3/4L 4th to Koshari (FR) 11.9 PUN 1 MAY 24rn Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 4f Gd/Yld

B,T worn by No. 11. Blinkers worn by No. 10, No. 14. CPiece worn by No. 9. TStrap worn by No. 1, No. 6, No. 7. Visor worn by No. 3. Long Handicap - Summer House (GB) 8-5 (117), Peregrine Run 8-2 (114) Alternative Handicap - Arcadian Sunrise 9-10, Dalton Highway 9-9, Powerful Ted 9-7, Dark Heart (GB) 9-1, Golden Spear (GB) 8-13, Dewcup 8-12, Jake Peter 8-11 , Hook Head 8-10, Dinard Rose 8-9, White Desert 8-9, Act Of God 8-8, Summer House (GB) 8-7, Peregrine Run 8-6 Probable Starting Prices - 7/2 Arcadian Sunrise, 4/1 Dewcup, 8/1 Shoshone Warrior, Peregrine Run, 10/1 Hook Head, Dinard Rose, White Desert, 12/1 Dalton Highway, Powerful Ted, Act Of God (GB), 16/1 Jake Peter, 20/1 Dark Heart (GB), Golden Spear (GB), 33/1 Summer House (GB) 2020 - 1st Dalton Highway 2nd De Name Escapes Me 3rd Lynwood Gold (3 min. 36.7 sec.)

RACE EIGHT

CURRAGH COMMENT ARCADIAN SUNRISE makes his handicap debut in this sphere following a victory in the autumn at Thurles. He already has race-fitness on side, following an impressive victory in a handicap hurdle at Punchestown last month, and the seven-year-old is unexposed in this code. Powerful Ted finished third in a competitive handicap on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and he can enter calculations following his return at the course earlier in the month, while Dewcup and Shoshone Warrior appear best of the remainder.

WIN: ARCADIAN SUNRISE

DANGER: POWERFUL TED

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2021 Fixtures Sunday 27th June- Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival

Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes Paddy Power Rockingham Handicap Airlie Stud Stakes Comer Group International Curragh Cup

Saturday 17th July - Juddmonte Irish Oaks

Juddmonte Irish Oaks Jebel Ali Racecourse And Stables Anglesey Stakes Paddy Power Scurry Handicap Paddy Power Sapphire Stakes Kildare Village Ladies Derby

Sunday 18th July

Kilboy Estate Stakes & Romanised Minstrel Stakes

Sunday 8th August

Keeneland Phoenix Stakes Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes

Friday 13th August

Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes Comer Group International St Leger Trial

Saturday 21st August

Alpha Centauri Debutante Stakes Coolmore Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes

Friday 27th August

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

Sunday 12th September - Longines Irish Champions Weekend

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

Saturday 25th September

Renaissance Stakes Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes

Sunday 26th September

Weld Park Stakes Comer Group International Loughbrown Stakes

Sunday 10th October

Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch Handicap Staffordstown Stud Stakes Waterford Testimonial Stakes

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS

FIRST RACE 2.00p.m. The Dubai Duty Free Dash Stakes of €75,000 (Listed Race) (Registered as the Belgrave Stakes) (Generously sponsored by Dubai Duty Free) Winner will receive €45,000 (Penalty Value: €44,250), Second will receive €15,000, Third will receive €7,500, Fourth will receive €3,750, Fifth will receive €2,250, Sixth will receive €1,500. For three years old and upwards. About 6 furlongs. €600 to enter, €150 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 2lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 9lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st July, 2020) Winner of a Listed race 3lb extra; Of a Group 3 race 5lb extra; Of a Group 2 race or a Group 1 race 7lb extra. Stalls centre of course. Value to winner: €44250; Second: €15000; Third: €7500; Fourth: €3750; Fifth: €2250; Sixth: €1500. SEE PAGE 30 FOR THIS RACE SECOND RACE 2.30p.m. The Dubai Duty Free Summer Fillies Handicap of €100,000 (Premier Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Dubai Duty Free) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards fillies only that have run three or more times under any Rules of Racing before 14th June, 2021, at least one of those runs having been on or after 1st May, 2020 (100 = 9st 12lbs). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 9st 12lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 7 furlongs. €400 to enter on June 9th; €400 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd and €200 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 7lb extra for each race won. Handicaps calculated 15th June. Weights raised by 3lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €59000; Second: €20000; Third: €10000; Fourth: €5000; Fifth: €3000; Sixth: €2000. SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE THIRD RACE 3.05p.m. The GAIN Railway Stakes of €100,000 (Group 2) (Generously sponsored by GAIN) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. For two years old only. About 6 furlongs. €400 to enter on May 19th; €200 extra if forfeit not declared by June 2nd; €400 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd or €10,000 if entered by June 22nd. Weights: 9st 5lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. The winning horse in this race will be entitled to a refund equivalent to the total cost of running for a horse which had been entered at the initial entry stage should they run in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. Stalls Centre of Course. Value to winner: €59000; Second: €20000; Third: €10000; Fourth: €5000; Fifth: €3000; Sixth: €2000. SEE PAGE 56 FOR THIS RACE FOURTH RACE 3.45p.m. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby of €1,000,000 (Group 1) (Generously sponsored by Dubai Duty Free) Winner will receive €580,000 (Penalty Value: €570,000), Second will receive €200,000, Third will receive €100,000, Fourth will receive €50,000, Fifth will receive €30,000, Sixth will receive €20,000, Seventh will receive €10,000, Eighth will receive €10,000. For three years old colts and fillies only. About 1 mile 4 furlongs. €2,000 to enter on November 4th or €20,000 if entered on May 19th; €2,000 extra if forfeit not declared by January 13th; €3,000 extra if forfeit not declared by April 21st; €3,000 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd or €75,000 if entered by June 22nd. Weights: 9st 2lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €570000; Second: €200000; Third: €100000; Fourth: €50000; Fifth: €30000; Sixth: €20000; Seventh: €10000; Eighth: €10000. SEE PAGE 74 FOR THIS RACE FIFTH RACE 4.20p.m. The ARM Holding International Stakes of €100,000 (Group 3) (Generously sponsored by ARM Holding) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. For three years old and upwards. About 1 mile 2 furlongs. €500 to enter on June 2nd; €500 extra if forfeit not declared by June 22nd or €10,000 if entered by June 22nd. Weights: 3-y-o 8st 13lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 11lbs. Fillies allowed 3lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st July, 2020) Winner of a Group 3 race 3lb extra; Of a Group 2 race or a Group 1 race 5lb extra. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €59000; Second: €20000; Third: €10000; Fourth: €5000; Fifth: €3000; Sixth: €2000. SEE PAGE 86 FOR THIS RACE SIXTH RACE 4.50p.m. The Dubai Duty Free Celebration Stakes of €75,000 (Listed Race) (Generously sponsored by Dubai Duty Free) Winner will receive €45,000 (Penalty Value: €44,250), Second will receive €15,000, Third will receive €7,500, Fourth will receive €3,750, Fifth will receive €2,250, Sixth will receive €1,500. For three years old and upwards that have not won Group 1 or a Group 2 race. About 1 mile. €600 to enter, €150 extra if declared to run. Weights: 3-y-o 9st 1lbs; 4-y-o and up 9st 11lbs. Fillies allowed 5lbs. Penalties - (to count from 1st July, 2020) Winner of a Listed race 3lb extra; Of a Group 3 race 5lb extra. (New Mile Course). Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €44250; Second: €15000; Third: €7500; Fourth: €3750; Fifth: €2250; Sixth: €1500. SEE PAGE 90 FOR THIS RACE SEVENTH RACE 5.25p.m. The Dubai Duty Free Handicap of €50,000 (Premier Handicap) (Registered as the Derby Festival Handicap) (Generously sponsored by Dubai Duty Free) Winner will receive €30,000 (Penalty Value: €29,500) Second will receive €10,000, Third will receive €5,000, Fourth will receive €2,500, Fifth will receive €1,500, Sixth will receive €1,000. An extended handicap for three years old and upwards that at entry have run three or more times under any Rules of Racing, at least one of those runs having been on or after 1st May, 2020 (100 = 10st). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 10st and the minimum weight shall not be less than 8st 6lbs. About 1 mile. €400 to enter, €100 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Handicaps calculated 22nd June. Weights raised by 5lbs. Starting from stalls. Value to winner: €29500; Second: €10000; Third: €5000; Fourth: €2500; Fifth: €1500; Sixth: €1000. SEE PAGE 96 FOR THIS RACE EIGHTH RACE 5.55p.m. The Dubai Duty Free Irish EBF Handicap of €25,000 (Generously sponsored by Dubai Duty Free and the Irish EBF (€2,000)) Winner will receive €15,000 (Penalty Value: €14,750), Second will receive €5,000, Third will receive €2,500, Fourth will receive €1,250, Fifth will receive €750, Sixth will receive €500. An extended handicap for four years old and upwards that are EBF eligible (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 2 miles. €200 to enter, €50 extra if declared to run. Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 6lb extra for each race won. Alternative Handicap The Stewards of the Governing Bodies have instructed that, should the top weight in this race be withdrawn under Rule 194(iii)(a) and provided there is still a horse remaining in the race which is out of the handicap and weighted below the minimum weight following the time fixed for withdrawal under Rule 194(iii)(a), the weights of the remaining runners, under the terms of Rule 66(v) (a), will be adjusted in accordance with HRI Directive 2 (iii). Horses which receive a published weight of 8st 5lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Handicaps calculated 22nd June. This race will not be started from stalls. Value to winner: €14750; Second: €5000; Third: €2500; Fourth: €1250; Fifth: €750; Sixth: €500. SEE PAGE 102 FOR THIS RACE

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