April 20 / 16.30 Curragh

16.30

Heavy

Visit The Irish National Stud And Gardens Irish EBF Maiden

  • Prize money: £10260.87
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Visit The Irish National Stud And Gardens Irish EBF Maiden

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Kingman half-brother to three winners, including Listed scorer Joie De Soir; dam unraced daughter of 1m2f Group 1 winner; blinkered, stable second-choice on Naas debut in October, slow to break and green but showing definite promise when staying-on third over 1m; sure to appreciate this step up in trip and likely major contender in what looks an ordinary maiden for the venue.
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1st

1

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Chemistry

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

made virtually all, pushed along briefly to lead, clear before halfway

10/11

1st

1

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Chemistry

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

made virtually all, pushed along briefly to lead, clear before halfway

10/11

3rd

2

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

13:40 Naas

Chemistry

9st 7lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, hung right when headway 2f out, ran green but kept on and went third final 110yds, no match for first two

10/1

2nd
10 (4)
Bloom Vega

8/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Lope De Vega sister to 8.3f/1m1f winner Botanical (RPR 105); dam 1m2f-1m6f winner (inc Listed; 104), closely related to 7f Group 3 winner Primo Luce, from family of high-class sprinter and broodmare Cassandra Go; nicely-bred debutante, worth a market check.
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5th

4

(1)

21st May 2024

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:20 Cork

Bloom Vega

9st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Posted a highly encouraging debut when a running on second against colts in a Curragh maiden (1m2f; hvy); dam won up to 1m6f, so this trip should suit find; should take high rank today.

7/4

5th

4

(1)

21st May 2024

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:20 Cork

Bloom Vega

9st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Posted a highly encouraging debut when a running on second against colts in a Curragh maiden (1m2f; hvy); dam won up to 1m6f, so this trip should suit find; should take high rank today.

7/4

2nd

10

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Bloom Vega

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

towards rear, still plenty to do when headway from over 3f out

8/1

25/1

  • Place: £22.70

Form: 9-

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on sole 2yo start in Leopardstown maiden in October; gelded since; can only be watched on return.
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7th

1

(9)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 75y

14:05 Down Royal

Northern Sonas

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

Solid maiden form suggests a possible preference for soft ground; well beaten on handicap debut on good ground in 1m2f Fairyhouse contest.

8/1

7th

2

(5)

30th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

18:00 Fairyhouse

Northern Sonas

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Solid effort on his seasonal debut over 1m2f at the Curragh; did not see to improve over a furlong further at Limerick; handicap debut; open to improvement having had only three runs.

6/1

3rd

5

(2)

16th May 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 3f 55y

16:05 Limerick

Northern Sonas

9st 6lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

led narrowly early, prominent after 1f

5/1

13/2

Form: 5-

Last run: 220 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
New Bay colt showed mild promise (stable second-choice) on Punchestown debut in September; improvement expected this year over middle-distances.
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4th

2

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Kaptain Bay

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

New Bay colt showed mild promise (stable second-choice) on Punchestown debut in September; improvement expected this year over middle-distances.

13/2

4th

2

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Kaptain Bay

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

New Bay colt showed mild promise (stable second-choice) on Punchestown debut in September; improvement expected this year over middle-distances.

13/2

5th

4

(8)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

13:45 Punchestown

Kaptain Bay

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

New Bay colt a 14,000Euros foal and 30,000Euros yearling; dam placed 11.6f/1m4f (RPR 64), half-sister to Group-placed 1m1f/1m2f winner Casilda; debutant appears the lesser likely of the Meade pair.

16/1

12/1

Form: 5

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal; dam 1m2f-1m4f winner (inc AW; RPR 89), sister to 10.6f AW Listed winner Paene Magnus; just fair debut effort at Leopardstown 13 days ago, probably needs more time.
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2nd

3

(11)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 75y

14:05 Down Royal

Model Approach

9st 13lb

J: Gabriella Hill

T: J S Bolger

prominent, led going okay when nudged along from 2f out, headed towards finish, lost ground after 1f

6/1

9th

6

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Leopardstown

Model Approach

9st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Twice-raced maiden who acquitted himself well when finishing fifth at Leopardstown over a mile on debut; stepped up to 1m2f at the Curragh and was beaten 6.75l into fifth by Chemistry; drops back in trip and faces quicker ground but claims nonetheless.

8/1

9th

6

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Leopardstown

Model Approach

9st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Twice-raced maiden who acquitted himself well when finishing fifth at Leopardstown over a mile on debut; stepped up to 1m2f at the Curragh and was beaten 6.75l into fifth by Chemistry; drops back in trip and faces quicker ground but claims nonetheless.

8/1

Form: 6-8

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Mild promise in a heavy-ground Leopardstown 2yo maiden, well held on last month's AW return; likely more one for handicaps.
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2nd

15

(7)

13th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Sheen Falls Time

9st 5lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: John S O’Donoghue

midfield, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went second post

6/1

1st

6

(1)

15th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 140y

18:45 Sligo

Sheen Falls Time

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: John S O’Donoghue

prominent on inner, pushed along over 2f out, went second home turn, ridden to lead inside final furlong, went clear towards finish, comfortably

15/2

1st

6

(1)

15th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 140y

18:45 Sligo

Sheen Falls Time

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: John S O’Donoghue

prominent on inner, pushed along over 2f out, went second home turn, ridden to lead inside final furlong, went clear towards finish, comfortably

15/2

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Awtaad colt is third foal of an unraced half-sister to 1m2f Listed (inc AW) winner Battalion; limited appeal on breeding and best watched on debut.
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7th

9

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Valjean

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Charles Weld

Awtaad colt is third foal of an unraced half-sister to 1m2f Listed (inc AW) winner Battalion; limited appeal on breeding and best watched on debut.

25/1

7th

9

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Valjean

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Charles Weld

Awtaad colt is third foal of an unraced half-sister to 1m2f Listed (inc AW) winner Battalion; limited appeal on breeding and best watched on debut.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Rajj half-brother to winners Isle Of Lismore (5f/6f inc 2yo; RPR 92), Espresso Freddo (7f/1m inc AW; 85), Swinley Forest (1m AW; 80) and By Royal Approval (6f-8.7f inc AW/Italy; 75); dam placed 7f 2yo (63), half-sister to 6f Group 2 winner; newcomer bred for shorter trips, probably best watched.
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10th

6

(2)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Fairyhouse

Maharajjah

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, headed but prominent after 4f

33/1

11th

8

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

16:35 Cork

Maharajjah

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

14-1 for last weekend's Curragh debut over this trip, slow start and beaten a long way.

50/1

11th

8

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

16:35 Cork

Maharajjah

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

14-1 for last weekend's Curragh debut over this trip, slow start and beaten a long way.

50/1

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Phoenix Of Spain filly a 40,000Euros foal but only a 15,000Euros yearling; half-sister to 1m 2yo winner Encore L'Amour (RPR 100) and 6f-1m winner Global Spirit (89); dam 1m2f winner (72), sister to US 1m1f/1m2f Grade 1 winner Ticker Tape; probably all the better for this debut run but worth a market check nonetheless.
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12th

4

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 84y

18:50 Naas

Glowing Bird

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Peter Fahey

prominent

100/1

12th

4

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 84y

18:50 Naas

Glowing Bird

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Peter Fahey

prominent

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 80-

Last run: 199 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Last on both 2yo outings, easily overlooked.
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1st

1

(6)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Gowran Park

King Of The Bronx

9st 12lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

raced lazily at times, towards rear early, pushed along into midfield 3f out, headway when ridden from over 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final 110yds

66/1

1st

1

(6)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Gowran Park

King Of The Bronx

9st 12lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

raced lazily at times, towards rear early, pushed along into midfield 3f out, headway when ridden from over 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final 110yds

66/1

10th

3

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

King Of The Bronx

9st 8lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Last on both 2yo outings, easily overlooked.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sioux Nation half-brother to eight winners inc Primo Uomo (5f inc 2yo/AW/Listed; RPR 112), Safari Sunseeker (6f/7f inc 2yo/AW; 96), Strategic Force (5f/6f AW; 92) & Crush And Run (5f-6f AW inc Qatar; 77); unraced dam out of half-sister to 5f Group 3 winner; newcomer with stamina concerns on breeding.
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4th

15

(6)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Noble Nation

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Gerard O’Leary

Three maiden runs over longer trips; chance is not obvious though the stable had a winning favourite in a 7f handicap at Leopardstown on Thursday.

20/1

7th

11

(2)

3rd Jun 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:05 Gowran Park

Noble Nation

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, towards rear over 7f out

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Cheaply bought Highland Reel gelding is half-brother to winners One Pekan (8.5f/1m2f; RPR 91) and Southern Storm (1m-1m2f AW; 89); dam placed in USA, sister to US 8.5f Grade 3 winner Brave Tin Soldier; newcomer likely best watched.
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13th

5

(4)

28th May 2024

Yielding

0m 7f 20y

17:45 Tipperary

Thefutureisnow

9st 8lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Michael Hourigan

Bought cheaply and was in rear throughout at the Curragh when 125-1 (1m2f, heavy).

66/1

13th

5

(4)

28th May 2024

Yielding

0m 7f 20y

17:45 Tipperary

Thefutureisnow

9st 8lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Michael Hourigan

Bought cheaply and was in rear throughout at the Curragh when 125-1 (1m2f, heavy).

66/1

12th

8

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Thefutureisnow

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Michael Hourigan

Cheaply bought Highland Reel gelding is half-brother to winners One Pekan (8.5f/1m2f; RPR 91) and Southern Storm (1m-1m2f AW; 89); dam placed in USA, sister to US 8.5f Grade 3 winner Brave Tin Soldier; newcomer likely best watched.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €5.90
Straight Forecast €5.16
Trifecta €189.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chemistry

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Chemistry

POSTDATA:

Chemistry

The Irish Sun:

Chemistry