September 23 / 17.25 Curragh

17.25

Soft

Manguard Plus Maiden

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Manguard Plus Maiden

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.80
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 559-22

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Likes an ease and has run well all starts bar one; stepping back up to this trip will possibly help but needs to improve to win this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

11

(9)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Nostringsattached

8st 10lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Andrew Kinirons

Curragh maiden winner in September and went down by only half a length on handicap debut at Leopardstown the following month; likes to get her toe in so any rain that comes will be a plus and good apprentice takes over; trip is perfect and goes well fresh.

11/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-5

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nice run over C&D on last month's seasonal debut and the three that separated him from the winner all won maidens next time.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

(9)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Shrewsbury Road

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: John Joseph Murphy

in touch with leaders, smooth headway challenging over 1f out, kept on and went clear inside final 110yds, no match for winner

5/2

2nd

10

(14)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Shrewsbury Road

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: John Joseph Murphy

prominent throughout, smooth headway and went second under 2f out, led 1f out, ridden out and headed towards finish

7/2

5th

8

(13)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Shrewsbury Road

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: John Joseph Murphy

towards rear, headway when ran green under 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

100/1

3rd
19 (19)
Teorema

16/1

  • Place: £7.70

Form: 04

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten less than 5l in 1m4f Galway maiden where she didn't get home after being keen; that form not hectic and a lot more needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

(12)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Teorema

9st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

started quickly, led, headed but prominent towards far side 2f out, kept on, no match for first two

6/1

11th

20

(13)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Teorema

9st 3lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

raced in second

8/1

3rd

19

(19)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Teorema

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

led, headed 1f out, rallied but lost second towards finish

16/1

4th
7 (17)
Lion Wait

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Roaring Lion gelding; dam runner-up 1m 2yo-1m4f, closely related to 1m3f-1m6f (US Listed) winner Cedar Mountain, half-sister to 6.5f-1m Group 1 winner Moonlight Cloud.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Lion Wait

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

midfield

7/1

4th

7

(17)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Lion Wait

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: A Oliver

midfield, headway over 1f out, ran on well and went fourth final strides, not reach leaders

20/1

Form: 32

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third to recent Group 3 winner Maxux on debut at Gowran; then had two months off before Cork second over this trip; closely matched with Shrewsbury Road on a line through the winner Starry Eyed.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(7)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Feathertop

8st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 4f out

10/1

1st

7

(3)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Feathertop

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

soon briefly disputed lead, raced in second after 1f, joined leader over 2f out, led going best from 2f out, soon clear and ridden, ran on, eased towards finish, easily

9/4

5th

14

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Feathertop

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, outpaced under 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

5/2

Form: 505

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Beaten 9l last two runs over this trip and headgear applied; unlikely to be good enough.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:55 Navan

Sioux Eagle

10st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

Has shown some ability in 1m2f maidens; not beaten far when sixth of 19 at the Curragh last month; extra half-mile not certain to suit.

12/1

6th

3

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Sioux Eagle

9st 13lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Patrick T Foley

prominent, went second 4f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

5th

5

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:40 Navan

Sioux Eagle

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

Well held both maidens, will be eligible for a mark after this.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Lope De Vega gelding; dam runner-up 1m2f AW, half-sister to 6f Group 1 winner Tante Rose, from the family of Make Believe; cost E82,000 as a yearling.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(2)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Neptunes Staircase

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

A case can be made off this mark on his solid maiden form (1m4f/1m6f) and the blinkers fitted for handicap debut at Navan (1m6f; 4-1) are soon dispensed with; he's a dark one.

12/1

7th

7

(2)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Neptunes Staircase

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

A case can be made off this mark on his solid maiden form (1m4f/1m6f) and the blinkers fitted for handicap debut at Navan (1m6f; 4-1) are soon dispensed with; he's a dark one.

12/1

6th

7

(2)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

15:05 Navan

Neptunes Staircase

8st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: G M Lyons

led, headed over 2f out, lost ground quickly over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

3/1

40/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 427 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Only 10-3 but failed to beat a rival over 7f at Gowran last summer; not seen since.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(4)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Golden Ash

9st 6lb

J: Killian Brophy

T: J S Bolger

Second-favourite when last of eight over 7f Gowran on only start at two; finished in mid-field in 1m2f Curragh last month on seasonal debut; soundly beaten in fourth at Gowran last time; hard to assess but not one to rule out over this trip on handicap debut.

12/1

3rd

5

(4)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Golden Ash

9st 6lb

J: Killian Brophy

T: J S Bolger

Second-favourite when last of eight over 7f Gowran on only start at two; finished in mid-field in 1m2f Curragh last month on seasonal debut; soundly beaten in fourth at Gowran last time; hard to assess but not one to rule out over this trip on handicap debut.

12/1

4th

8

(9)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Golden Ash

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Second-favourite when last of eight over 7f at this venue on only start at two; likely to have needed the race when finishing in mid-field in 1m2f Curragh last month; should improve.

12/1

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Brother to yard's 1m-10.6f winner Manbehindthemoney who went on to win in Australia; dam 1m3f AW winner from a good family; cost 27,000gns as a yearling.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(8)

15th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 140y

19:45 Sligo

Wisdomofhindsight

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, lost second under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost third towards finish

7/2

4th

5

(8)

15th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 140y

19:45 Sligo

Wisdomofhindsight

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, lost second under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost third towards finish

7/2

3rd

15

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Wisdomofhindsight

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Ran okay on debut here in September, keeping on when beaten 9l over 1m2f; this trip might be too sharp but should find his level in due course.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Harzand filly is half-sister to 6f 2yo winner; dam half-sister to 7f/1m winner Precipitous (dam of 7f Group 3 winner Tobann).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

17

(17)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Naas

Maroon And White

9st 3lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear

20/1

10th

17

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Maroon And White

9st 3lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

slowly into stride, towards rear, some headway from under 2f out, kept on, no telling impression

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sold for E80,000 at two late last year; sister to 1m2f Listed/11.6f winner Bharani Star, dam unraced half-sister to 1m2f/1m4f Group 1 winner Saddex.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(7)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

15:05 Navan

Bay Of Sanibel

8st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

raced in second, nudged along to lead over 2f out, ridden and faced challenges over 1f out, briefly headed over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, eased towards finish, gamely

15/8

1st

8

(7)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

15:05 Navan

Bay Of Sanibel

8st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

raced in second, nudged along to lead over 2f out, ridden and faced challenges over 1f out, briefly headed over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, eased towards finish, gamely

15/8

2nd

3

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Bay Of Sanibel

10st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Stepped up considerably from her debut effort when landing a 1m6f maiden here in October; totally unexposed and could be very well handicapped; very much a contender.

7/1

Form: 7-43 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Beaten at short prices last twice; step up to 1m4f was expected to suit but didn't at Cork, fourth over C&D previously; lacks a gear but should contend.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

11

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Jupiter Rock

11st 6lb

J: James Smith

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Last month's clear second in 2m3f Clonmel claiming hurdle represented a step in the right direction; better ground should suit and 4yo has to be respected on handicap debut (rider going well).

11/2

16th

11

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Jupiter Rock

11st 6lb

J: James Smith

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Last month's clear second in 2m3f Clonmel claiming hurdle represented a step in the right direction; better ground should suit and 4yo has to be respected on handicap debut (rider going well).

11/2

2nd

10

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Jupiter Rock

10st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Showed a bit on the Flat last summer but poor since and beaten a long way on both hurdle starts.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal of 6f winner who is out of Listed-placed 6f 2yo winning half-sister to 6f Group 3 turf/dirt winner My Catch and 6f 2yo Listed winner Vladimir; cost E95,000 as a yearling.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:55 Navan

Hutton

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Ran green in a 1m2f maiden at Curragh; Sioux Eagle and Neptunes Staircase in front of him then.

16/1

13th

5

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Hutton

9st 8lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, towards rear

9/1

40/1

Form: 04

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest in bumpers; decent fourth at Clonmel on second Flat start but this is a deeper race.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(8)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:25 Kempton (AW)

Dorset Lady

9st 12lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Gary Brown

Made the frame in three Irish bumpers (albeit from 11 starts in them all told) and mixed bag once switched to Flat maidens; this British/handicap debut might just be needed after 221 days out; tongue-tie added.

25/1

6th

1

(8)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:25 Kempton (AW)

Dorset Lady

9st 12lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Gary Brown

Made the frame in three Irish bumpers (albeit from 11 starts in them all told) and mixed bag once switched to Flat maidens; this British/handicap debut might just be needed after 221 days out; tongue-tie added.

25/1

14th

4

(18)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Dorset Lady

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Timothy Doyle

slowly into stride, towards rear

40/1

100/1

Form: 9

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Huge price but not shamed on recent Punchestown debut; unlikely to contend all the same.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(18)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Keilah

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Francis J Flood

Promising fourth on AW over shorter in first handicap appearance but poor last twice; hooded for switch back to turf.

25/1

12th

6

(18)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Keilah

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Francis J Flood

Promising fourth on AW over shorter in first handicap appearance but poor last twice; hooded for switch back to turf.

25/1

14th

8

(11)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Keilah

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Francis J Flood

midfield, in touch with leaders 3f out, weakened 2f out

9/1

100/1

Form: 7

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam 1m4f winner and smart hurdler; well beaten over flights herself and same story when 100s on recent Flat debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

19

(17)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Reel Her In

9st 3lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

50/1

16th

18

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Reel Her In

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear

100/1

7th

9

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

19:25 Galway

Reel Her In

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has shown little promise in three juvenile hurdles and can't make a case for on Flat debut.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9/6-

Last run: 335 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler for previous yard but out of form a long time; needs this run for a Flat mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

13

(20)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Ricky Bobby

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Timothy Doyle

Hurdle winner in 2021 ran a fine race when last seen on the level, fourth in a Curragh handicap over this trip; 2lb higher today but can run well.

20/1

8th

13

(20)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Ricky Bobby

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Timothy Doyle

Hurdle winner in 2021 ran a fine race when last seen on the level, fourth in a Curragh handicap over this trip; 2lb higher today but can run well.

20/1

8th

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Ricky Bobby

11st 9lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Timothy Doyle

midfield, took keen hold and rapid headway to lead halfway, faced challenge 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened final 110yds

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Homebred filly; dam 7f-1m Flat and 2m hurdle winner, half-sister to winners Monteriggioni (useful 7f-10.6f), Babble On (8.3f and 1m2f Flat/2m hurdle) and Bootsandbars (7f).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(8)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Barrogstown Girl

10st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Well beaten in three maidens and handicaps will suit her better.

150/1

8th

5

(8)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Barrogstown Girl

10st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Well beaten in three maidens and handicaps will suit her better.

150/1

10th

1

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:10 Gowran Park

Barrogstown Girl

10st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Down the field in 7f/1m2f maidens and was 100-1 on both occasions; couldn't recommend.

200/1

100/1

Form: 9

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Okay run in a bumper last year but out the back on Flat debut over 7f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(22)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Neddies Boy

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: R P Cody

AW winner over this trip in February; still 2f to travel but was going well when exiting at Sligo.

11/1

10th

7

(22)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Neddies Boy

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: R P Cody

AW winner over this trip in February; still 2f to travel but was going well when exiting at Sligo.

11/1

5

(7)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Neddies Boy

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: R P Cody

Consistent on AW this winter, deservedly getting his head in front over 1m4f in February and ran okay in first-time cheekpieces (discarded) since; will be a player if he's as effective on turf.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €26.00
Straight Forecast €21.82
Trifecta €434.50

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Feathertop

SPOTLIGHT:

Shrewsbury Road

POSTDATA:

Feathertop

The Irish Sun:

Feathertop