September 24 / 15.35 Curragh

15.35

Yielding To Soft

Fitzpatrick’s Garage Group Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Fitzpatrick’s Garage Group Nursery Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.70
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 0054

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Noted flashing tail at Navan on nursery bow but ran (on) well; she's noted; top young rider; may not want soft.
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14th

13

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Promo Queen

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Christopher David Timmons

Off the mark in a Curragh handicap off 70 last time but has a mountain to climb to get involved in this.

100/1

1st

3

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Promo Queen

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Christopher David Timmons

took keen hold early, midfield, pushed along and in touch with leaders under 2f out, went second over 1f out, challenging final 110yds, ran on well to lead post

8/1

4th

3

(2)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 164y

14:05 Navan

Promo Queen

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Christopher David Timmons

Took a big step forward when only beaten 3l in a Dundalk maiden three weeks ago; going the right way and cheekpieces added here; contender.

8/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 904

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Seems ground-versatile; notably only 17-2 in 23-runner maiden here between nice runs at Naas and here; latest sales-race fourth would suggest mark if 75 fine but that looked a weak renewal; really likeable how he stayed on then so trip better now.
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6th

15

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:46 Leopardstown

Vestigia

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Was 4th in a valuable Curragh sales race before just denied on nursery debut at the same track; up in trip today and handles soft but it would be a surprise if he was good enough to take this.

16/1

2nd

1

(7)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Vestigia

9st 12lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, went third over 1f out, challenging final 110yds, kept on well, just held

4/1

4th

3

(12)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 63y

17:10 Curragh

Vestigia

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

towards rear, headway over 1f out, still plenty to do inside final furlong, ran on well and went fourth towards finish, nearest finish

25/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5702

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Sligo nursery form working out really well and might well have won but for lack of experience (well-clear of third); 4lb rise seems light; might be best on soft; the one to beat arguably.
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14th

13

(7)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Uncle Albert

9st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Kieran P Cotter

Solid runs in defeat in three nursery outings up to this trip, including when just denied at the Curragh; chance again if handling this surface.

12/1

4th

2

(3)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 164y

14:25 Navan

Uncle Albert

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Kieran P Cotter

Fine runs in defeat last twice including over this trip at Sligo; just denied over 7f last time at the Curragh; the drop back to this trip should be fine and handles soft well; player.

7/2

3rd

5

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Uncle Albert

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Kieran P Cotter

prominent, soon went second, led up the centre under 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, faced challenge final 110yds, headed and lost two places post

5/2

Form: 7734

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Filly getting better and quite eye-catching reverting to nursery at Naas (good to yielding); 2lb higher, not sure how blinkers will work out.
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5

(7)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Pomeriggio

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won a 7f claimer here on her penultimate start and similar level of form when beaten 5l over C&D since; return to handicap company may help and not ruled out.

8/1

7th

6

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pomeriggio

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Respectable form in turf nurseries, invariably putting in her best work at the finish of races at 7f and around 1m; adapted well to this surface when a smooth winner of a 7f claimer here at the beginning of the month; more on her plate now.

6/1

1st

5

(6)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pomeriggio

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, headed and raced in second after 2f, led again going easily over 2f out, clear when ridden and ran on inside final furlong, comfortably

11/2

5th
8 (5)
Naisiun

12/1

Form: 740

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Regressive at huge prices so far but has shown ability; not sure what to expect.
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5th

8

(5)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Naisiun

8st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

led, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

11th

11

(3)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

14:35 Tipperary

Naisiun

8st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J S Bolger

towards rear

33/1

6th
7 (1)
Thia

20/1

Form: 4350

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Noted on first couple of runs but flopped since, beaten at least a dozen lengths; chance might improve if rain comes.
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8th

12

(13)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Thia

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

16/1

6th

6

(9)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Thia

9st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders

7/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:40 Galway

Thia

9st 3lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J S Bolger

Having third nursery run when a well beaten fourth to Dont Do Dramas (Guest Star second) at Gowran recently; hard to see him reversing that form off only 1lb lower.

9/1

6/1

Form: 058

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Reportedly hung when eighth here on final maiden start; bit to find on that with Vestigia but accordingly weighted; yard really quiet with 2yos in 2023 but in form.
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8th

2

(9)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:40 Galway

Barley Cove

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Initial promise yet to materialise although penultimate Navan nursery third was a solid run, as was maiden run at same venue latest; has indicated this step up in trip could suit and remains a potential improver.

13/2

8th

2

(9)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:40 Galway

Barley Cove

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Initial promise yet to materialise although penultimate Navan nursery third was a solid run, as was maiden run at same venue latest; has indicated this step up in trip could suit and remains a potential improver.

13/2

4th

5

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:15 Navan

Barley Cove

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Solid over sprint trips and his third to Glamorously (first-time blinkers) here last time off 68 is working out really well; stayed on well then and solid contender.

2/1

Form: 70555 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Not progressing in fifth in handicaps but was notably favourite latest; visor tried; reservations; not sure about soft.
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5th

3

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Poppadom

9st 8lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, kept on from 1f out, never on terms

12/1

8th

12

(15)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Poppadom

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Didn't seem to take to first-time visor (discarded) when last of eight at the Curragh last week; stiff enough mark on what he's done so far.

16/1

8th

6

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Poppadom

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent

10/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €51.10
Straight Forecast €38.80
Tricast €116.94
Trifecta €209.70

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Vestigia

The Irish Sun:

Pomeriggio

SPOTLIGHT:

Uncle Albert

POSTDATA:

Vestigia