September 26 / 13.55 Cork

13.55

Yielding To Soft

Irish EBF Auction Series Nursery Handicap (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £26106.19
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Irish EBF Auction Series Nursery Handicap (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.80
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 254166

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won a Navan maiden over 5f on soft before lesser runs in a Curragh nursery and Naas sales race; cheekpieces on for new trainer but needs more even though will handle the ground.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(15)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

14:50 Naas

Ocean Baroque

9st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Daniel James Murphy

midfield

13/2

1st

2

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Cork

Ocean Baroque

9st 8lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Daniel James Murphy

prominent, led going best over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong

6/1

6th

10

(7)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Ocean Baroque

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kieran P Cotter

ducked right start, bumped rival start, towards rear of midfield

14/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 765156

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Was a wide margin winner of a Navan nursery over 5.5f; has struggled in conditions races twice since, probably failing to stay 1m at Listowel; this trip is more suitable.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:10 Curragh

Bid For Chester

9st 10lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Plenty of experience at two, notably final start when strong-finishing third in very valuable Naas sales event on soft (7f); good second on seasonal return over same trip in Madrid Handicap at Naas behind a runaway winner; not sure drop to minimum trip in his favour though.

7/1

1st

2

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:10 Curragh

Bid For Chester

9st 10lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Plenty of experience at two, notably final start when strong-finishing third in very valuable Naas sales event on soft (7f); good second on seasonal return over same trip in Madrid Handicap at Naas behind a runaway winner; not sure drop to minimum trip in his favour though.

7/1

2nd

5

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:10 Naas

Bid For Chester

8st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

Won a nursery on goodish ground but improved on softer ground later in the season, espacially when a close third in the auction series final here in October; stable usually thrives at this time of the year and this one cannot be dismissed; gelded since his last run.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 9933

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far in maidens at Sligo and Bellewstown over 5f-5.5f, including on soft ground on the former occasion; hood added and handles this ground, so go well.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

14:30 Leopardstown

Tai Tam Bay

8st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

started quickly, led early, raced in second soon after start, led again over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, lost third towards finish

5/1

4th

10

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Tai Tam Bay

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Is 0-5 but has hit the frame in each of her last three starts and only beaten 1l at Cork (6f, soft) last week; switch to AW should suit and she may appreciate a step back up in trip; one to be interested in.

5/1

3rd

7

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Cork

Tai Tam Bay

8st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Not beaten far in maidens at Sligo and Bellewstown over 5f-5.5f, including on soft ground on the former occasion; hood added and handles this ground, so go well.

13/2

12/1

Form: 66957

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Best run came on debut behind a subsequent Group 3 winner on soft but hasn't gone on from that; 6l behind Kendall Roy last time; 4lb out of the handicap.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(6)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Gowran Park

Romford

9st 11lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Kieran P Cotter

in touch with leaders, prominent on outer over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

4/1

4th

9

(9)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Cork

Romford

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Kieran P Cotter

Best run came on debut behind a subsequent Group 3 winner on soft but hasn't gone on from that; 6l behind Kendall Roy last time; 4lb out of the handicap.

12/1

7th

5

(11)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:40 Naas

Romford

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Kieran P Cotter

towards rear

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 663

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Best run in three came in a 7f Leopardstown maiden last time on good ground, the form of which is solid; handled soft fine on previous start, so is likely to go well if coping with the drop in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(7)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Cork

Alpha Cephei

9st 10lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

Best run in three came in a 7f Leopardstown maiden last time on good ground, the form of which is solid; handled soft fine on previous start, so is likely to go well if coping with the drop in trip.

9/2

3rd

1

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:10 Leopardstown

Alpha Cephei

9st 9lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

dwelt start, in rear, good headway from over 2f out, challenging when ridden on outer over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

15/2

6th

2

(2)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:52 Leopardstown

Alpha Cephei

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

dwelt start, took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders, some headway and pressed leaders on near side of group under 2f out, no extra final 110yds

33/1

Form: 046

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
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.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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: 055142 BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Won a 7f nursery at Down Royal and a fine effort back to 6f at Fairyhouse last week when didn't get the clearest run; 2lb higher on softer ground today but looks a player.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(5)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Velvet Skies

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Michael Mulvany

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent up the centre 2f out, kept on but no match for winner

6/1

2nd

3

(5)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Velvet Skies

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Michael Mulvany

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent up the centre 2f out, kept on but no match for winner

6/1

2nd

2

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:20 Dundalk (AW)

Velvet Skies

10st 0lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Michael Mulvany

Mixed form in nurseries last autumn winning over this trip at Down Royal, soft ground probably not ideal final two starts; AW debut but others possibly better handicapped.

9/1

5/1

Form: 931

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Gradual improver got off the mark in a Navan maiden over 5.5f last time on yielding ground; should have more to offer but has been taken out twice on soft ground earlier this summer, so has ground concerns.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(6)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Kiki Roberts

10st 0lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Got off the mark in a Navan maiden over 5.5f in September but didn't appear to handle soft ground in Cork nursery later same month; AW debut for seasonal return and may just need this.

12/1

6th

2

(6)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Kiki Roberts

10st 0lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

midfield, headway when switched right under 2f out, no extra up the centre inside final furlong

12/1

8th

4

(4)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Cork

Kiki Roberts

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

prominent early, outpaced 2f out, soon weakened and dropped to rear

5/1

Non-runners

Kendall Roy

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €36.30
Straight Forecast €26.15
Tricast €178.84
Trifecta €296.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alpha Cephei

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bid For Chester

POSTDATA:

Alpha Cephei

The Irish Sun:

Alpha Cephei

TOPSPEED:

Bid For Chester