August 13 / 13.50 Curragh

13.50

Good

Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £13053.1
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 204 BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Closing second to Porta Fortunata in a Naas Group 3 on debut but has failed to build on that since in the Albany Stakes and a Leopardstown maiden; drops back to 6f here which might well be a help but has to bounce back.
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3rd

10

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

12:50 Newmarket

Navassa Island

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: M D O’Callaghan

Won a maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) in August on her fourth start and good third in Group 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr last time (6f, good to soft; unraced on softer); her Irish trainer won this in 2018 and she's a leading candidate on form; wears first-time cheekpieces.

4/1

3rd

6

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Navassa Island

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: M D O’Callaghan

midfield, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 34

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Eye-catching debut here in June and stepped up on that when a somewhat unlucky in running fourth in the Anglesey Stakes; has a Moyglare entry and clearly capable of winning a maiden; strong contender.
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10th

10

(12)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Shes Quality

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

Entitled to win a 6f maiden at Newbury in the manner she did in August (6f, good) but the Group 1 Moyglare (7f) proved far too tough for her, as odds of 33-1 implied; wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

25/1

6th

7

(9)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Shes Quality

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

held up in rear

66/1

1st

12

(9)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:00 Newbury

Shes Quality

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Jack W Davison

took keen hold, raced in second

11/10

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; half-brother to winners Lady Ayresome (5f 2yo; RPR 86), Moojim (5f-6f inc 2yo/Sweden; 86) and Miyagi (KSA 7f); dam 6f 2yo winner (70), sister to 1m winner Tafahom; tongue-tied for his debut but holds entries in the National Stakes and a couple of Group 2s; stable's juveniles are firing and no surprise should he be good enough.
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1st

4

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Letsbefrankaboutit

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

soon midfield, headway when switched right under 2f out, soon challenging, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

11/2

3rd

1

(15)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Letsbefrankaboutit

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

raced near side, prominent throughout, went third when clear on near side of group over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, no match for first two

7/2

4th
13 (16)
Prime Art

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam 1m 2yo winner (RPR 79), sister to 7f AW 2yo/1m winner General Macarthur, closely related to Gr 1 7f 2yo winner Horatio Nelson, half-sister to smart winners Red Rock Canyon (1m2f) Viscount Nelson (7f-1m4f) & Van Gogh (7f/1m 2yo); well-bred newcomer by Churchill even if she might want further; respected.
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1st

8

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Prime Art

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, headway to over 1f out, lead when hung left inside final furlong, ran on well final 110yds, comfortably

33/1

1st

6

(3)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

13:55 Naas

Prime Art

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent towards far side, soon went second, shaken up disputing lead under 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong

20/1

4th

6

(17)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

13:30 Naas

Prime Art

9st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

First foal; dam 1m 2yo winner (RPR 79), closely related to Gr 1 7f 2yo winner Horatio Nelson, half-sister to smart winners Red Rock Canyon (1m2f) Viscount Nelson (7f-1m4f) & Van Gogh (7f/1m 2yo); outran her 40-1 SP on recent Curragh debut despite racing on unfavourable near side; extra furlong here sure to suit and can be involved.

13/2

14/1

Form: 40

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Kept on well for fourth on his debit at Naas last month; not disgraced in the Ballyhane Stakes back there on Monday but more needed.
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1st

7

(4)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Simplexity

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

All three maiden starts over 6f; showed promise on debut at Naas but didn't go on from that; looks stable selected on nursery debut and could be capable of better up to this trip with blinkers on.

5/1

5th

2

(1)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Simplexity

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

raced far side, prominent

14/1

13th

8

(20)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

17:10 Naas

Simplexity

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

raced near side, in rear, some headway 1f out, ran on final 110yds, nearest finish

5/1

Form: 6

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Travelled well for a long way on his debut over 7f on soft ground here last month; interesting back in trip and could well be one to outrun his likely odds.
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6th

16

(15)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:00 Curragh

Avatar Jet

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Richard Brabazon

Midfield finishes on both outings here, including when racing on unfavoured near side last Sunday; has ability but more likely one for a nursery.

20/1

6th

9

(17)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Avatar Jet

9st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Richard Brabazon

raced near side, prominent

33/1

6th

1

(8)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:30 Curragh

Avatar Jet

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Richard Brabazon

Half-brother to a winner of five races, dam won over this trip as a juvenile; trainer more usually associated with older horses.

25/1

25/1

Form: 6

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ran okay without really getting home in a 7f maiden at Galway; should improve but likely to find a few too good.
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7th

17

(5)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Needle Night

8st 9lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

raced far side, towards rear of midfield

25/1

6th

12

(1)

4th Aug 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Galway

Needle Night

8st 9lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Half-sister to winners Madame Seamstress (5f; RPR 95) and Verbosity (1m 2yo); dam unraced half-sister to 1m-1m3f winner Ceannline, 7f/1m3f winner Maidin Moch and 7f 2yo winner Bronntanas out of maiden half-sister to good miler Docksider; respected on debut for top connections; wears tongue strap.

7/1

8th
4 (3)
Aratayvo

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal; dam placed 5.7f (RPR 63), half-sister to dual 6f Group 1 winner Lethal Force out of once-raced half-sister to 5f Listed winner Flanders; speedily bred newcomer but might be best watched on this occasion.
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20th

2

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Aratayvo

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Stepped up from debut at this venue when chasing home an odds-on chance at Naas last week; up against it in a race of this standard.

25/1

2nd

2

(12)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Naas

Aratayvo

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 1f out, ran on well against far rail and went second towards finish

10/1

8th

4

(3)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Aratayvo

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

raced far side, towards rear

16/1

10/1

Form: 27 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Trialled well at Naas in May and lost a shoe in running when second in a Listowel maiden in June; disappointing dropped back to five at Naas last time; this trip will suit better and she might even get further but looks the stable second string.
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4th

5

(1)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Scorchio

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

in touch with leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

1st

1

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

15:25 Dundalk (AW)

Scorchio

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Jack W Davison

prominent, headway and challenging when jockey dropped whip under 2f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, kept on, readily

7/4

3rd

3

(11)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Scorchio

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Modest form in five starts on turf, including when last of six on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; profited from switch to this surface and the drop to 5f when beating subsequent 6l maiden winner Moral Turpitude here 12 days ago; 10lb worse off in rematch with fourth-placed Clonmacash.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal; sister to 6f/7f (AW Listed) 2yo winner Spirit Gal (RPR 107); dam unplaced 1m-2m (57), half-sister to US 8.5f dirt stakes winner Street Secret; holds an entry in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and potentially interesting newcomer.
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6th

16

(6)

19th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Awesome Spirit Gal

8st 7lb

J: Oscar Chavez

T: Doug Watson

awkward start, midfield, some late headway, never nearer

25/1

5th

3

(6)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:35 Navan

Awesome Spirit Gal

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Browne

Mid-division in a hot Curragh maiden 18 days ago; Moyglare entry looks fanciful but no surprise if she was capable of better than her debut effort.

16/1

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; closely related to Italian winners Time Douglas (5f/6f) & Absolute Beginners (5.5f 2yo), half-brother to 5.7f-7f winner Macs Dilemma (RPR 84); dam 5f AW winner (67), half-sister to Swedish 8.6f dirt Gr 3 winner Avon Pearl; trainer's horses dangerous to underestimate when highly tried in maidens but likely best watched.
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11th

10

(14)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Secret Jungle

9st 0lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Thomas Mullins

raced near side, midfield

50/1

14/1

Form: 7 BF

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sent off at a short price when only beating two home in a Dundalk maiden in March; raced quite keenly that day and clearly a lot better was expected; interesting runner.
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13th

3

(19)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:00 Curragh

Dundrum

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Sent off at a short price when only beating two home in a Dundalk maiden in March; absent until showing plenty of early speed before fading on unfavoured near side over C&D a week ago; has ability and may well be capable of better but high draw may not be the best.

16/1

12th

5

(13)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Dundrum

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

raced near side, prominent

14/1

7th

3

(3)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dundrum

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Third foal; dam 6f AW 2yo winner (stayed 1m; RPR 80), half-sister to winners Risen Sun (useful 6f 2yo) and Incorruptible (prolific German/French 7f-9.5f) from the family of Irish 2,000 Guineas/Irish Derby winner Desert King; by a useful sire and cost EUR31,000 as a yearling; yard respected; check market.

9/2

13th
11 (18)
Clarita

13/2

Form: 27 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Impressed in a Naas barrier trial in May and when second on debut in a Cork maiden; very disappointing at Naas subsequently but a serious contender here on her previous form.
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1st

2

(7)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Clarita

9st 1lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, smooth headway challenging under 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well and clear towards finish

4/1

2nd

6

(8)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Clarita

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Lost her way after an excellent second in a Cork maiden on debut in June; much more like it when fourth in a 7f maiden here last month; cheekpieces tried here and the drop back in trip should suit; the one to beat.

7/2

4th

1

(15)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Clarita

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, switched right towards near side 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost third towards finish

16/1

50/1

Form: 9

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
No impression on his debut over 7f at Galway; drop back in trip could suit but needs to find plenty.
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8th

2

(10)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 93y

17:45 Roscommon

Aucusn

9st 7lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent after 2f, weakened quickly over 2f out, detached over 1f out

66/1

14th

8

(10)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Aucusn

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

raced near side, prominent

50/1

9th

3

(4)

4th Aug 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Galway

Aucusn

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

steadied start, took keen hold, always behind

20/1

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third foal; half-sister to 5f winner Alpine Girl (inc AW; RPR 75); dam unraced half-sister to 1m2f Listed winners Splashdown and Cosmodrome, descends from 6f Group 2 winner Proskona; newcomer with a nice speed and stamina mix but best watched this time.
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2nd

6

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Beano Power

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

raced near side, prominent

6/1

6th

6

(8)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Cork

Beano Power

8st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Edward Lynam

Decent runs in defeat over 5f here and the same trip at Bellewstown; 2l behind Tai Tam Bay latter run; back up to 6f on nursery debut and has to do more.

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Seventh foal; closely related to winners Taxiwala (5f/6f inc GB 2yo/Qatar Listed; RPR 110) and Kodama (US 5f), half-sister to winners Billy Dylan (5f inc 2yo; 91) and True Belief (6f/7f; 77); dam unplaced 6f AW (39), half-sister to 7f Group 2 winner Kahal; speedily bred newcomer by Camacho; best watched.
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(9)

23rd Dec 2022

0m 5f 0y

12:30 Fairview

Verified

9st 2lb

J: J P v’d Merwe

T: G D Smith

(9)

2nd Dec 2022

0m 6f 110y

13:30 Fairview

Verified

8st 11lb

J: J P v’d Merwe

T: G D Smith

(6)

18th Nov 2022

0m 6f 0y

13:05 Fairview

Verified

9st 2lb

J: J P v’d Merwe

T: G D Smith

Non-runners

Kendall Roy, Dolce Far Niente

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €9.30
Straight Forecast €10.20
Trifecta €19.50

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Navassa Island

SPOTLIGHT:

Letsbefrankaboutit

The Irish Sun:

Letsbefrankaboutit

TOPSPEED:

Navassa Island

POSTDATA:

Navassa Island