April 22 / 14.45 Limerick

14.45

Yielding

Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden

  • Prize money: £7570.8
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 46-4

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
All three runs over this trip; showed promise in two Dundalk runs over the winter but seemingly much improved effort thrown into Group 3 company at Leopardstown last time; if isn't flattered by that then is the one to beat here.
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8th

6

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Empty Metaphor

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: M Al Attiya

Made all in Limerick maiden (7f, soft) on final start in Ireland; stiff task and well beaten in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on debut for new yard; drop back in class is a plus.

33/1

14th

6

(10)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Empty Metaphor

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Mohammed Bin Hamad Khalifa Al Attiyah

Off the mark at the fourth attempt for Claire O'Connell in 7f maiden at Limerick in April (soft; unraced on faster) and sold for 70,000gns in May; makes stable debut in a first-time tongue-tie and has plenty to find.

66/1

1st

2

(1)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Empty Metaphor

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

made virtually all, shaken up under 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well towards finish, always doing enough

5/2

2nd
11 (8)
Toughen Up

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 00-5

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Not a bad run on second start last year when beaten 9l in the valuable Ballyhane Stakes; improved plenty on first start after being gelded when beaten only 4l in a 7f Dundalk maiden last week; if transferring that improvement to turf, he is a player today.
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13th

9

(13)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Dundalk (AW)

Toughen Up

9st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: A Oliver

Solid runs on turf in first half of the year before disappointing polytrack debut in July when too keen in first-time cheekpieces; back from a break here off 5lb lower but still has a bit to prove (headgear left off).

14/1

13th

2

(15)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Toughen Up

9st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Three solid runs in turf handicaps last thrice on ground with an ease; ran okay in a C&D maiden in April; tongue-tie and cheekpiece combination tried here and has a chance off this lower mark.

6/1

3rd

4

(9)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

17:55 Limerick

Toughen Up

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: A Oliver

soon midfield, headway when switched left and pushed along over 2f out, challenging when ridden over 1f out, no extra when lost second inside final 110yds

9/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 8-

Last run: 199 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
By a top sire and from a fine damline; cost 150,000euros but was beaten 22l on debut at Navan last October; got upset in the stalls that day and can put that run behind him.
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4th

4

(4)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

19:22 Leopardstown

Fort Vega

9st 12lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Nicely progressive in the spring, winning Gowran maiden and Naas handicap; well held however on quick ground in much more competitive Britannia Handicap at Ascot and has had a short break since; upped in trip and could still have more to offer back on easier ground.

7/1

29

(33)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Fort Vega

8st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Had Betterdaysrcoming behind when following up his maiden win (on yielding) in a 1m handicap at Naas (good), beating a Ballydoyle inmate who bolted up the run before; with there talk of tackling Saturday's Group 3 Jersey after that latest win, he's one to be interested in off this sort of mark; shortlisted.

16/1

1st

7

(4)

21st May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:45 Naas

Fort Vega

9st 4lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

travelled strongly, soon raced in second

7/1

Form: 543-62

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Several decent efforts in maidens and handicaps, notably when a close second over this trip at Cork last time; has the rating to go well but still looks vulnerable to an improver.
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3rd

6

(6)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Magnanimous Mehmus

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

13-race maiden; big chance on his Irish best but he was short of that level in three runs for Darryll Holland and again on his stable debut 17 days ago; new, longer trip needs to have a positive effect.

10/1

7th

12

(9)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Magnanimous Mehmus

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Often in the frame, including on the Dundalk Polytrack, but now 0-12; makes his debut for another new stable (same owner) with a hood now given a go; needs something extra.

16/1

5th

8

(12)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Yarmouth

Magnanimous Mehmus

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Darryll Holland

Placed in Ireland without winning; not disgraced but without really threatening in 7f/1m handicaps for this yard, the latest at Chepstow on Thursday; cheekpieces tried there are swiftly removed.

7/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Unfancied in market when beaten 20l over this trip on debut at Leopardstown last October; gelded since but has a lot of improvement to make.
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6th

3

(15)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Portreath

9st 13lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Maiden has been consistent in defeat this season; probably found 1m4f too far when keen here last time and dropping back to this trip should benefit him; wide draw but still a player.

7/2

3rd

2

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Portreath

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Showed some ability in maidens and placed a few times in handicaps up to nearly 1m2f; should be involved if staying this trip.

5/1

6th
7 (4)
Monitola

8/1

Form: 7

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Weakened late on over 1m at Leopardstown on his debut, beaten 13l; may have improved from that and a drop in trip could suit too; tongue-tie added.
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11th

12

(9)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Monitola

9st 1lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Did too much up front in the C&D event won by Dreamcasing; good second in Chelmsford classified contest (7f) two days earlier but his handicap record is unconvincing.

16/1

8th

4

(3)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Monitola

9st 9lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Record of 0-9 but he ran his best race so far when a front-running second at Chelmsford (7f classified) on Saturday; this is a quick turnaround but he's well drawn back at this track and could make another bold bid.

4/1

OUR TIP

11/4

Form: 3

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tremendous pedigree, being a half-brother to Irish 1000 Guineas winner Halfway To Heaven; solid in the market but was beaten 6l on debut at Dundalk over this trip; should improve from that and switching to turf.
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5th

2

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:38 Lingfield (AW)

Change Sings

9st 10lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Front-runner who has been successful in his last three starts on the AW, twice on the Kempton Polytrack (6f/7f) and the latest at Wolverhampton (6f, Tapeta) last month; not totally guaranteed to get his own way again and another 5lb higher, but hard to dismiss in his current mood.

4/1

1st

10

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Change Sings

8st 13lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Lightly raced 3yo who has done well since switched to handicaps in August including two all-the-way wins on the Kempton Polytrack (6f/7f); still open to further progress, but up 4lb in a better race and not sure he will be able to dominate these rivals in the same way.

6/1

1st

9

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Change Sings

9st 7lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

made all

100/30

Form:

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Was beaten 16l over 6f at the Curragh last week and can't be fancied on that evidence.
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4th

9

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Get Set Jet

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Fergal O’Brien

0-9 but went the closest he's come to winning when running on for second here (8.5f) latest, his first start for this trainer; that effort suggests that the return to further could be positive; tongue-tie goes on; contender.

6/4

2nd

11

(4)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Get Set Jet

9st 0lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Fergal O’Brien

Modest 1m maiden for Ross O'Sullivan, posting a fair sixth in 1m2f Clonmel handicap in September; has since changed hands for 5,500gns and needs considering for his new handler.

9/2

6th

10

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:25 Clonmel

Get Set Jet

9st 7lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Ross O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, prominent when short of room 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

25/1

Form: 09-

Last run: 181 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Was well beaten in Curragh maidens over 6f and 7f last year; gelded since but has a lot of improvement to make.
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9th

8

(7)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

14:45 Limerick

News At Dawn

9st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

midfield, pushed along 3f out

25/1

9th

6

(15)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Curragh

News At Dawn

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

towards rear, ridden over 1f out, minor headway inside final furlong, never near to challenge

33/1

19th

6

(7)

13th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:25 Curragh

News At Dawn

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

always towards rear, nudged along after 2f, no impression 2f out

16/1

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
By a useful sire and a half-brother to five-time sprint winner Noah Amour (RPR 78) plus classy jumps winner Arnaud; seems best watched for future reference.
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15

(21)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Goldmoyne

8st 13lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Timothy Doyle

Big-priced winner of 23-runner 7f contest on good ground here but well held last time; yard continues in remarkable form.

14/1

7th

11

(16)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Goldmoyne

8st 11lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Timothy Doyle

prominent, pressed leader under 3f out, ridden and led narrowly from 2f out, headed and weakened quickly inside final furlong

8/1

100/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Was beaten a long way in maidens over 6f and 7f last year and has enormous improvement to make.
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0

8

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:55 Killarney

Teejaydee

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Rodger Sweeney

Shown very little in four Flat starts and can only be watched on hurdle bow for new yard; cheekpieces on.

50/1

14th

15

(16)

5th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

17:07 Gowran Park

Teejaydee

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: K J Condon

towards rear

25/1

9

(2)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Teejaydee

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: K J Condon

Three qualifying maiden runs have been over much shorter trips; this longer trip not certain to suit on breeding on handicap debut.

12/1

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad debut effort over this trip at the Curragh a month ago; that race has produced winners and he should have improved nicely from it; this doesn't look as competitive a maiden, so can be more involved.
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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €34.60
Straight Forecast €31.61
Trifecta €214.50

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Empty Metaphor

SPOTLIGHT:

Winston Spencer

The Irish Sun:

Change Sings

POSTDATA:

Toughen Up