September 24 / 17.20 Curragh

17.20

Yielding To Soft

Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series

  • Prize money: £52.21
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.10
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 00528- BF

Last run: 328 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Not disgraced hurdling when last seen; placed around a year ago off 52.
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6th

4

(13)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Fair Damsel

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Richard Brabazon

Charity race winner at the Curragh, effectively presented with the race and the form is hardly meaningful; however, her race-fitness probably helped when she finished second at Gowran a fortnight ago; closely matched with Tortured Soul on that running; definite chance.

4/1

6th

4

(13)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Fair Damsel

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Richard Brabazon

Charity race winner at the Curragh, effectively presented with the race and the form is hardly meaningful; however, her race-fitness probably helped when she finished second at Gowran a fortnight ago; closely matched with Tortured Soul on that running; definite chance.

4/1

2nd

9

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

17:21 Leopardstown

Fair Damsel

11st 9lb

J: Martina Dempsey

T: Richard Brabazon

Beat Noble Anthem over 1m4f in a leg of this series at Curragh; fine Gowran 2nd since

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 80-605

Last run: 84 days

W: 12st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
British raider not at his best on Flat this season but still ran well and did again hurdling lately.
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3

(1)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Noble Anthem

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won two of his first four starts when trained by Archie Watson (1m and 1m2f, both on good ground); promising stable debut over hurdles in September and he ran well when third of 12 in a 1m4f handicap at Newcastle last week; solid contender off the same mark.

4/1

3rd

6

(6)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Noble Anthem

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

A two-time 1m/1m2f scorer last term for Archie Watson; made a good start for his new yard when second over hurdles at Kelso in September; he can't be discounted back in this sphere.

10/1

3rd

2

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

17:21 Leopardstown

Noble Anthem

12st 6lb

J: Damien Moore

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won a leg of this series at Naas and unlucky not to win at Curragh since so a player.

13/8

  • Place: £1.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
First reserve; very lucky chase win showed he's in good form lately; should win races on Flat.
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6th

11

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Typical Thomas

10st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Stayed on well to win a beginners' over 2m3f at Kilbeggan and followed up in a Listed handicap chase at Cork in October; not as good over C&D since behind some of these and while lightly raced over fences, it's hard to see him turning the form around.

12/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Typical Thomas

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: James Andrew Fahey

raced in second, led narrowly before 2nd

7/1

1st

11

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 140y

16:55 Cork

Typical Thomas

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Won a 2m3f Kilbeggan beginners' last time on good ground, his 3rd chase start; this is a jump in class and is 1lb out of the handicap; has handled soft over hurdles.

11/1

Form: 85-603

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Mare with fair hurdling form; ran well at Gowran off 78 latest; obvious sort.
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9th

12

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Aurora Princess

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Emmet Mullins

Five-time winner has run well in defeat over hurdles and Flat lately; just one (unplaced) AW run in her career; has a bit on from 2lb out of the handicap.

14/1

4th

5

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Aurora Princess

12st 1lb

J: Michael O’Neill

T: Emmet Mullins

Mare with fair hurdling form; ran well at Gowran off 78 latest; obvious sort.

2/1

3rd

8

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 100y

20:10 Gowran Park

Aurora Princess

8st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Emmet Mullins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ducked right start

14/1

Form: 956/07

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Frankel-bred; RPR of 57 two runs back, bombed twice since.
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7th

8

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

17:21 Leopardstown

Sefton Warrior

12st 0lb

J: Eimear O’Gorman

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Modest hurdle and Flat runs this year; well beaten in this series at Curragh last time.

33/1

5th

11

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Sefton Warrior

12st 0lb

J: Eimear O’Gorman

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Frankel-bred; RPR of 57 two runs back, bombed twice since.

14/1

Form: 707/08

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Was off for nearly two years, really quite this season and now rated 56.
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11th

10

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dance Emperor

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Peter Fahey

Three-time winner has been soundly beaten in three runs since his comeback and isn't easy to fancy.

25/1

9th

8

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Navan

Dance Emperor

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

The last of his three wins was in July 2021; missed last year; well below his best in outings at Bellewstown and Galway in recent months.

25/1

6th

6

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Dance Emperor

12st 0lb

J: Aimee Murphy

T: Peter Fahey

Was off for nearly two years, really quite this season and now rated 56.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Modest winning hurdler for Dan Skelton in December; not sure what to expect on Flat.
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7th

4

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Turnaway

12st 3lb

J: Anna Cropper

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Modest winning hurdler for Dan Skelton in December; not sure what to expect on Flat.

20/1

3

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Turnaway

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Came good over hurdles at sixth attempt, with clear win at Taunton (3m, good) in December; open to further progress on today's chasing debut but his last two runs were very disappointing and he needs to put those behind him.

6/1

5

24th Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Warwick

Turnaway

11st 7lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

11/2

Form: 55

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Stamina assured, has decent Flat form and ran fine race hurdling latest for top yard.
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9th

3

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Stuzzikini

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent performer gained a second career win in a Clonmel handicap hurdle in November; well beaten off his new mark at Punchestown later that month; best watched.

20/1

8th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Stuzzikini

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent young hurdler who took his form to a new level with a wide-margin 3m Clonmel win; up 9lb for that but probably capable of sustained progress in tests of stamina such as this.

9/2

1st

4

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Stuzzikini

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway 4 out

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: -00000 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Grand sort on his day but seems very much out of sorts this year.
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11th

12

(6)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Drakensberg

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: A J Martin

Four-time course winner but missed well over a year and shown nothing in five starts since returning in June.

50/1

9th

2

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Drakensberg

12st 3lb

J: Miss H A Smith

T: A J Martin

Grand sort on his day but seems very much out of sorts this year.

14/1

11th

16

(1)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 175y

19:10 Down Royal

Drakensberg

9st 10lb

T: A J Martin

Second reserve; eight-time winner but out the back all four starts this season.

33/1

Form: -00000

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 42

Form & Verdict
Rated 42, regressive.
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0

17

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Manwal

11st 10lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: V C Ward

Reserve; makes handicap debut after showing little in maidens and his recent Flat form has been forgettable.

10th

10

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Manwal

12st 0lb

J: Abigail Reilly

T: V C Ward

Rated 42, regressive.

33/1

12th

13

(16)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 175y

19:10 Down Royal

Manwal

8st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: V C Ward

Regressive maiden and can't make a case for him on this year's form.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Seems of little account.
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8th

15

(5)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hi Sur Multi

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Paul Traynor

in touch with leaders

3rd

10

(16)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hi Sur Multi

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Paul Traynor

midfield, prominent after 3f

15/2

3

(6)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hi Sur Multi

9st 9lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Paul Traynor

Poor form over hurdles and well beaten in three maidens here although mildly encouraging effort last time; still hard to fancy on handicap debut but worth a market check.

12/1

Non-runners

Derby De Thaix, Le Comte De Frou, Tomannie

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €40.90
Straight Forecast €23.73
Trifecta €472.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Aurora Princess

The Irish Sun:

Stuzzikini

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Aurora Princess

POSTDATA:

Aurora Princess