September 24 / 13.50 Curragh

13.50

Yielding To Soft

Pat “The Duke” Leavy Irish EBF Maiden

  • Prize money: £8615.04
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Pat “The Duke” Leavy Irish EBF Maiden

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sire of legendary yard's crack 2yo City Of Troy; 9s, patently raw and promising if pretty well-held behind hotpot stablemate at Leopardstown (good); surely more there and stable jockey rides.
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2nd

4

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Gasper De Lemos

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Ballydoyle colt who justified favouritism with a 3l success at the Curragh (7f, yielding to soft) three weeks ago, building on his debut effort (1m); this son of blossoming sire Justify has clear potential and warrants respect despite going three furlongs further than last time.

11/4

1st

2

(7)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Gasper De Lemos

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, led narrowly halfway, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong, won going away

2/1

4th

3

(3)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Leopardstown

Gasper De Lemos

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Second foal; brother to 6f juvenile winner Dame Kiri; dam Group-placed 1m winner, sister to three-time 1m Group 1 winner Alice Springs.

6/1

2nd
9 (10)
Taraj

2/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bred to improve and lovely start over 1m here behind Starliner (won maiden Tuesday); holds two of these on that run, was a bit unlucky and finished well so big chance.
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1st

11

(5)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Taraj

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Encouraging debut in a 1m maiden at the Curragh and only found one too good back at that venue over 7f second time out; dam was a Polytrack winner and he looks like a big player if he handles the switch of surface here.

5/2

2nd

9

(10)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Taraj

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

in touch with leaders, good headway up the centre and went third under 2f out, went second over 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Top yard, sire; 260,000 yearling, Eur170,000 2yo half-brother to six winners including Latrobe (Irish Derby), Pink Dogwood (1m 2yo/1m2f Listed), Diamond Fields (6f AW 2yo/7f Group 3) and smart Entangling; dam Listed-placed 6f winner.
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3rd

7

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

No Knee Never

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, headway under 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish, promising

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Top sire; Eur235,000 yearling; dam unraced half-sister to Dewhurst winner Intense Focus and useful 1m2f winner Dane Street; obvious contender.
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4th

10

(1)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Versatile

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders against far rail, prominent halfway, went second and challenging 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, no extra and lost third towards finish

10/1

5

(2)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:30 Naas

Versatile

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Siyouni colt cost 235,000Euros as a yearling is first foal of an unraced half-sister to Dewhurst winner Intense Focus; fourth of five in a Naas barrier trial in May; National Stakes entry so evidently held in some regard.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
In-form stable had 33s maiden winner lately; good sire; Eur20,000 foal's dam was third on AW as 2yo (RPR 70), half-sister to winners.
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4th

4

(9)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Dundalk (AW)

Flying Bay

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Andrew Kinirons

Market support on Curragh debut in September, not seeming to stay 7f in soft ground but showing definite promise; apparently quite well-regarded and could come on enough to feature.

12/1

5th

1

(5)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Flying Bay

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Andrew Kinirons

in touch with leaders, prominent under 3f out, outpaced under 2f out, weakened final furlong

100/1

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
This Eur80,000 yearling is in good hands; dam 6.5f 2yo winner (RPR 96), half-sister to smart winners.
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7th

9

(6)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Meteor Storm

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

towards rear

25/1

6th

5

(2)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Meteor Storm

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

dwelt start, midfield, brief headway over 2f out, soon outpaced

8/1

20/1

Form: 9

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
33s, showed promise on debut here (1m) but not sure why he should reverse that form with two of these; perhaps more a handicap sort.
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7th

6

(4)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Natural Ruler

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, outpaced 2f out

20/1

9th

5

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Natural Ruler

9st 5lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

Ten Sovereigns newcomer is a half-brother to 1m2f-1m6f winner; dam unraced half-sister to UAE 1m Listed winner Hawkesbury out of 6f 2yo Group 2/1m Group 1 winner Nahoodh; stable jockey on Masoun.

25/1

16/1

Form: 63

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Better in 7f maidens when beaten 1l at Naas of late; this might be tougher but would not underestimate place chance; half-sister, dam handled an ease.
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3rd

7

(3)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Gesture

9st 1lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E J O’Neill

Best of three maiden runs (all 7f) on turf was when only 1l behind at Naas on second start; the winner was 2nd in a Group 3 since but the overall form of that race is questionable; can run well if repeating that.

9/1

8th

3

(9)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Gesture

9st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E J O’Neill

disputed lead, prominent halfway

16/1

3rd

13

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Naas

Gesture

9st 1lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E J O’Neill

prominent on inner, led after 1f, faced challenge 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on but lost second towards finish

8/1

Form: 56

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
RPRs about 80 in Curragh maidens (good), finding little over 1m latest behind Taraj; still early days and had little break; related to scatter of winners; same jockey as latest.
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2nd

5

(16)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

House Of Aviz

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Two decent Curragh maiden runs but was well below par there on soft last time; however, this surface should suit a colt who is a brother to a Grade 3 dirt winner in USA; interesting.

7/2

9th

4

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

House Of Aviz

9st 7lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

disputed lead, prominent halfway

10/1

6th

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Curragh

House Of Aviz

9st 5lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

soon raced in second, disputing second after 2f, briefly disputed lead 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, soon no impression

13/2

33/1

Form: 40

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Similarly pleasing runs (1m) would suggest he is more a handicap sort, as would SPs.
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10th

8

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Pandion Power

9st 7lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

held up in rear

33/1

10th

8

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Pandion Power

9st 5lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J P Murtagh

Third Murtagh-trained runner; 20s, fair start when 9l fourth at Dundalk earlier this month.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €11.50
Straight Forecast €9.88
Trifecta €90.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Taraj

The Irish Sun:

Versatile

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Taraj

TOPSPEED:

Taraj

POSTDATA:

Taraj