20:30 Dundalk (IRE) (A.W.) 12 Oct 2018

Al Basti Equiworld Carlingford Stakes (Listed) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner €29,500 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Printouts
Data quality73%
Position
1 (6)
339084
iT
Emerald green & black chevrons, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap (Paul Rooney)

Massif Central 14 

b g Arcano - Melaaya (Aljabr)

4 9-7 h
97
4 9-7 h
97

Useful gelding. Course winner. 13/2, 4¾ lengths fourth of 6 to Mootasadir in Diamond Stakes at this C&D 14 days ago, having run of race. Others more persuasive.

Useful gelding. Course winner. 13/2, 4¾ lengths fourth of 6 to Mootasadir in Diamond Stakes at this C&D 14 days ago, having run of race. Others more persuasive.

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Massif Central Score: 285

2 (3)
558322
iT
Black, yellow braces, black & red hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Dr Johnny Hon)

Global Giant (GB)  14 

b c Shamardal - Aniseed (Dalakhani)

3 9-3
105
3 9-3
105

Smart colt. 10/3, creditable 1½ lengths second of 6 to Mootasadir in Diamond Stakes at this C&D 14 days ago. Shortlist material.

Smart colt. 10/3, creditable 1½ lengths second of 6 to Mootasadir in Diamond Stakes at this C&D 14 days ago. Shortlist material.

Global Giant Score: 405

1
3 (4)
11
iT
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Mutaabeq 65 

ch c Teofilo - Khulood (Storm Cat)

3 9-3
93
3 9-3
93

Twice-raced winner. 2 wins from 2 runs this year. Won 3-runner minor event at Sligo (10.5f, good, 1/3) 65 days ago, cosily. Open to improvement.

Twice-raced winner. 2 wins from 2 runs this year. Won 3-runner minor event at Sligo (10.5f, good, 1/3) 65 days ago, cosily. Open to improvement.

Mutaabeq Score: 362

3
4 (1)
314494
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Curly 26 

b f Galileo - Glass Slipper (Danehill)

3 8-12
105
3 8-12
105

Useful filly. 25/1, good 2¼ lengths fourth of 9 to Eziyra in Blandford Stakes at the Curragh (10f, good) 26 days ago. Makes polytrack debut. Yard in good form. One to keep on right side.

Useful filly. 25/1, good 2¼ lengths fourth of 9 to Eziyra in Blandford Stakes at the Curragh (10f, good) 26 days ago. Makes polytrack debut. Yard in good form. One to keep on right side.

Curly Score: 330

5 (7)
337696
iT
Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap (Mrs A M O'Brien)

Damselfly 43 

b f Power - Flavia Tatiana (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 8-12 t p
95
3 8-12 t p
95

Useful filly. 50/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, respectable 4½ lengths sixth of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 43 days ago. Yard having good spell.

Useful filly. 50/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, respectable 4½ lengths sixth of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 43 days ago. Yard having good spell.

Damselfly Score: 341

6 (2)
143216
iT
Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, red & yellow striped cap (Britesavers Limited)

Mazzuri 32 

ch f Raven's Pass - Essexford (Spinning World)

3 8-12 v
87
3 8-12 v
87

Fairly useful filly. Latest win at Gowran in August. 20/1, bit below form 10¾ lengths sixth of 15 to Panstarr in listed race at Listowel (9f, soft) 32 days ago. Makes polytrack debut.

Fairly useful filly. Latest win at Gowran in August. 20/1, bit below form 10¾ lengths sixth of 15 to Panstarr in listed race at Listowel (9f, soft) 32 days ago. Makes polytrack debut.

Mazzuri Score: 367

2
7 (5)
443143
iT
Madonna blue, brown cross belts, check cap (P J Magnier)

Wishing Star 50 

b f Galileo - Crazyforlovingyou (Arch)

3 8-12 p h
79
3 8-12 p h
79

Fairly useful filly. C&D winner. Winner here in July. 6/1, good third of 8 in handicap at Killarney (11.2f, good) 50 days ago, nearest finish. Easy to look elsewhere.

Fairly useful filly. C&D winner. Winner here in July. 6/1, good third of 8 in handicap at Killarney (11.2f, good) 50 days ago, nearest finish. Easy to look elsewhere.

Wishing Star Score: 342

4
Verdict

Curly, a 105-rated daughter of Galileo, comes out best at the weights and must be respected for leading connections following her latest fourth in a Curragh Group 2. Preference, though, is for the unexposed MUTAABEQ, as he could be anything judged on two impressive wins at Ballinrobe and Sligo. Dermot Weld is a master at bringing such colts forward and although he's got a bit to find on official ratings, the son of Teofilo is open to stacks of improvement. Global Giant is the sole overseas representative and is another to take seriously.

Verdict

GLOBAL GIANT showed smart form when runner-up in Group 3s at Windsor and this C&D last 2 starts and sets the standard back down in grade. Curly took a step forward upped to this trip when fourth in a Group 2 at the Curragh and is next best ahead of the unbeaten Mutaabeq.