16:50 Cork (IRE) 18 May 2018

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10) (2YO only)

Winner €10,164 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: High

1

6f 60y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (3)
iT
Red, royal blue hoop, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Conor Dolan)

Aaron Boy 

b c Roderic O'connor - Rose Bed (Namid)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled March 16. €1,600 yearling, Roderic O'connor colt. Dam maiden (stayed 6f).

Foaled March 16. €1,600 yearling, Roderic O'connor colt. Dam maiden (stayed 6f).

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2 (10)
iT
White, red stars, red sleeves, check cap (Kieran Purcell)

An Bhfuil Tu Reidh 

b g Most Improved - Rory Anna (Viking Ruler)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled May 19. €4,600 yearling, Most Improved gelding. Dam, winner up to 1¼m (2-y-o 8.4f winner), also won over hurdles.

Foaled May 19. €4,600 yearling, Most Improved gelding. Dam, winner up to 1¼m (2-y-o 8.4f winner), also won over hurdles.

3 (11)
6
iT
Dark blue, beige panel, white cap (Epitome Racing)

Backpfeifengesicht (GB)  54 

b c Mayson - Creative Mind (Danehill Dancer)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Once-raced colt. 9/2, sixth of 9 in maiden at Naas (5f, heavy) on debut 54 days ago. Up in trip. Looks one for the longer term.

Once-raced colt. 9/2, sixth of 9 in maiden at Naas (5f, heavy) on debut 54 days ago. Up in trip. Looks one for the longer term.

4 (6)
iT
Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow cap, royal blue star (Dr Michael Smurfit & Anthony Paul Smurfit & Samuel M Mencoff)

Biltmore 

b c Acclamation - Elizabelle (Westerner)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled May 1. 110,000 gns yearling, Acclamation colt. Brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Sergio Leone, closely related to useful winner up to 1½m Southdown Lad and half-brother to winner up to 9f Power Play.

Foaled May 1. 110,000 gns yearling, Acclamation colt. Brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Sergio Leone, closely related to useful winner up to 1½m Southdown Lad and half-brother to winner up to 9f Power Play.

5 (9)
iT
Emerald green, red seams, white cap (Miss Kate Harrington)

Dingle Bay 

g c Alhebayeb - Lady Rockfield (Rock Of Gibraltar)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled May 14. €8,000 yearling, Alhebayeb colt. Half-brother to 6f winner Belle Dormant and 9.5f/1¼m winner Cape Crystal. Dam, maiden (stayed 1m), half-sister to smart winner up to 7f Ugo Fire.

Foaled May 14. €8,000 yearling, Alhebayeb colt. Half-brother to 6f winner Belle Dormant and 9.5f/1¼m winner Cape Crystal. Dam, maiden (stayed 1m), half-sister to smart winner up to 7f Ugo Fire.

6 (5)
3
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Empire State (USA)  16 

b c Scat Daddy - Love's Blush (Not For Love)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Highly promising sort. 5/2, third of 6 in maiden at Dundalk (6f) on debut 16 days ago. Yard in good form. Should significantly improve.

Highly promising sort. 5/2, third of 6 in maiden at Dundalk (6f) on debut 16 days ago. Yard in good form. Should significantly improve.

7 (1)
2
iT
Grey, grey & black check cap (Clipper Logistics Group Ltd)

Invasion Day 16 

b c Footstepsinthesand - Van De Cappelle (Pivotal)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Promising individual. Second of 6 in maiden at Dundalk (6f, 6/4) on debut 16 days ago, running on. Open to progress.

Promising individual. Second of 6 in maiden at Dundalk (6f, 6/4) on debut 16 days ago, running on. Open to progress.

8 (13)
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd)

Isle Of Innisfree (USA)  

b c Scat Daddy - Dream The Blues (Oasis Dream)

2 9-5 t1
-
2 9-5 t1
-

Foaled January 21. Scat Daddy colt. Brother to smart 2-y-o 5f/6f winner Sioux Nation. Dam 6f winner. Stable having good spell. Wears tongue strap. Lot to like on paper.

Foaled January 21. Scat Daddy colt. Brother to smart 2-y-o 5f/6f winner Sioux Nation. Dam 6f winner. Stable having good spell. Wears tongue strap. Lot to like on paper.

9 (4)
iT
Maroon, pink armlet, quartered cap (Daniel O'Sullivan)

Naquinto 

b c Requinto - Moss Nation (Moss Vale)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled April 15. Requinto colt. Dam maiden (stayed 7f).

Foaled April 15. Requinto colt. Dam maiden (stayed 7f).

10 (7)
iT
 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

National Guard (USA)  

b c War Front - Coin Broker (Montjeu)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled March 7. War Front colt. Dam, maiden (stayed 1¼m), half-sister to smart 2-y-o 7f winner Great War Eagle out of smart 2-y-o 8.5f winner Cash Run. Noteworthy newcomer.

Foaled March 7. War Front colt. Dam, maiden (stayed 1¼m), half-sister to smart 2-y-o 7f winner Great War Eagle out of smart 2-y-o 8.5f winner Cash Run. Noteworthy newcomer.

11 (12)
iT
Dark green, white spots on sleeves, dark green cap (Mark Dobbin & Philip Antonacci)

No Needs Never 

br c No Nay Never - Opera Fan (Cape Cross)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled March 15. €65,000 yearling, No Nay Never colt. Dam, 1¼m-1½m winner, half-sister to winner up to 12.5f Calvados Blues and 1m winner (stayed 10.5f) Volta (both smart).

Foaled March 15. €65,000 yearling, No Nay Never colt. Dam, 1¼m-1½m winner, half-sister to winner up to 12.5f Calvados Blues and 1m winner (stayed 10.5f) Volta (both smart).

12 (8)
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Cuban Surfer 

b f Teofilo - My Girl Sophie (Danzig)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled January 26. Teofilo filly. Closely related to 6f-1¼m winner Sophisticated Heir and 10.7f winner Clinical Approach. Yard in good form.

Foaled January 26. Teofilo filly. Closely related to 6f-1¼m winner Sophisticated Heir and 10.7f winner Clinical Approach. Yard in good form.

13 (2)
5
iT
Red, grey cap, red star (Miss S J Leahy)

Merida (GB)  54 

g f Gregorian - Alpha Spirit (Sixties Icon)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Once-raced filly. Fifth of 9 in maiden at Naas (5f, heavy, 12/1) on debut 54 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Up in trip.

Once-raced filly. Fifth of 9 in maiden at Naas (5f, heavy, 12/1) on debut 54 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Up in trip.

Verdict

Invasion Day and EMPIRE STATE finished second and third at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago and that experience puts them in a good position here. Aidan O'Brien's juveniles invariably improve for their first runs and that means that Empire State can reverse the form. Isle Of Innisfree, a full-brother to Group 1 winner Sioux Nation, and National Guard are two interesting newcomers from Ballydoyle and support for either would have to be noted. Cuban Surfer and Biltmore are also worth monitoring in the market.

Verdict

EMPRIE STATE and Invasion Day are closely matched on their form at Dundalk, but the former earns a narrow vote with significant progress on the cards. Isle of Innisfree and National Guard make plenty of appeal on paper, with the market likely to offer up some clues.

17:25 Cork (IRE) 18 May 2018

Cork Racecourse Handicap (Div 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: High

2

6f 60y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (12)
0-06070
iT
White, red seams, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars (A McGeown)

Ancient Astronaut (GB)  16 

b g Kodiac - Tatora (Selkirk)

5 10-0
70
5 10-0
70

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Last of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (6f, 12/1) 16 days ago. 9lb higher now.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Last of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (6f, 12/1) 16 days ago. 9lb higher now.

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2 (7)
0256-28
iT
Red, dark blue inverted triangle, dark blue cap, red spots (J C Fleming)

Delegating (GB)  63 

b f Delegator - Whispered Wish (Rainbow Quest)

4 9-11
67
4 9-11
67

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. Eighth of 11 in handicap (12/1) at Dundalk (7f) 63 days ago, left poorly placed. Needs to bounce back.

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. Eighth of 11 in handicap (12/1) at Dundalk (7f) 63 days ago, left poorly placed. Needs to bounce back.

3 (2)
424252-
iT
Purple & light blue diamonds, purple sleeves, white cap (Mrs Patricia Mullane)

Bay Of Skaill (GB)  240 

b f Bated Breath - Skara Brae (Inchinor)

4 9-10
66
4 9-10
66

Creditable second of 17 in maiden at Fairyhouse (7f, heavy, 9/2). Off 8 months. Makes handicap debut.

Creditable second of 17 in maiden at Fairyhouse (7f, heavy, 9/2). Off 8 months. Makes handicap debut.

4 (1)
77137-
iT
Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap (Mrs A M O'Brien)

Focus Of Attention 222 

ch f Intense Focus - Precipitous (Indian Ridge)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Lightly-raced winner. 9/1, below form seventh of 17 in handicap at Navan (5f, heavy). Off 7 months. Back up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Edward Lynam. Interesting.

Lightly-raced winner. 9/1, below form seventh of 17 in handicap at Navan (5f, heavy). Off 7 months. Back up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Edward Lynam. Interesting.

5 (6)
33-7242
iT
Yellow, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap (Painestown Syndicate)

Above Us Only Sky 67 

b f Dark Angel - Lady Rockfield (Rock Of Gibraltar)

4 9-9
65
4 9-9
65

Creditable second of 7 in maiden (3/1) at Dundalk (6f) 67 days ago, outbattled. Proving frustrating but form contender.

Creditable second of 7 in maiden (3/1) at Dundalk (6f) 67 days ago, outbattled. Proving frustrating but form contender.

6 (10)
3/79-0
iT
Pink & grey diamonds, pink sleeves & cap (T Egan)

Solomons Seal 13 

b g Zebedee - Cassava (Vettori)

4 9-8
64
4 9-8
64

Lightly-raced maiden. 12/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 13 days ago. Seemingly hard to train and others preferred.

Lightly-raced maiden. 12/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 13 days ago. Seemingly hard to train and others preferred.

7 (8)
665-09R
iT
Blue, green slvs, black cap (R K Watson)

Blue Suede 70 

b f Requinto - Shoooz (Soviet Star)

4 9-6
62
4 9-6
62

Unreliable type. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Refused to race in minor event at Dundalk (7f, 40/1) 70 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

Unreliable type. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Refused to race in minor event at Dundalk (7f, 40/1) 70 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

8 (5)
308-985
iT
Red & white quartered, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap (Sixtyfiveroses Partnership)

Steelriver 51 

b g Iffraaj - Numerus Clausus (Numerous)

8 9-2
58
8 9-2
58

Forty five runs since last win in 2014. Fifth of 6 in handicap at Dundalk (5f, 22/1) 51 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Back up in trip. Operating below best at present.

Forty five runs since last win in 2014. Fifth of 6 in handicap at Dundalk (5f, 22/1) 51 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Back up in trip. Operating below best at present.

9 (9)
322420
iT
Yellow, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Sean F Gallagher)

Pillar (GB)  6 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Ceilidh House (Selkirk)

5 9-1 b
57
5 9-1 b
57

One win from 47 Flat runs. 14/1, below form thirteenth of 28 in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 6 days ago. Back up in trip. Booking of Keane a plus and type to bounce back quickly.

One win from 47 Flat runs. 14/1, below form thirteenth of 28 in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 6 days ago. Back up in trip. Booking of Keane a plus and type to bounce back quickly.

10 (13)
38-6234
iT
White, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, emerald green star on cap (Stephen McGuinness)

Time Stands Still (GB)  12 

b f Dandy Man - Adele Blanc Sec (Marchand De Sable)

4 9-0
56
4 9-0
56

7/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good fourth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 12 days ago. Makes turf debut. Can make presence felt if she can settle down a bit.

7/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good fourth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 12 days ago. Makes turf debut. Can make presence felt if she can settle down a bit.

11 (3)
008P-00
iT
Grey, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, red cap, black diamond (R Minogue)

Rimshot 9 

b g Lawman - Majestic Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

5 8-11
53
5 8-11
53

33/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at Gowran (8f, soft) 9 days ago. Down in trip.

33/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at Gowran (8f, soft) 9 days ago. Down in trip.

12 (4)
04157-5
iT
Yellow, royal blue sash, quartered cap (Gold & Blue Syndicate)

Count Of Carabass 13 

b g Ad Valorem - Three Pennies (Pennekamp)

7 8-10 p
52
7 8-10 p
52

16/1, below form fifth of 11 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 13 days ago, having hopeless task from position. Below last winning mark and one to note.

16/1, below form fifth of 11 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 13 days ago, having hopeless task from position. Below last winning mark and one to note.

13 (14)
07-0
iT
Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, black cap (D J Mooney)

Dash D'or 112 

g f Le Cadre Noir - Dash For Gold (Highest Honor)

5 8-10
52
5 8-10
52

Thrice-raced maiden. 20/1, eleventh of 14 in maiden at Dundalk (7f). Off 112 days. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. 20/1, eleventh of 14 in maiden at Dundalk (7f). Off 112 days. Makes handicap debut.

14 (11)
6/00000
iT
Royal blue & yellow chevrons, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap (Cnoic An Oir Syndicate)

Althib (GB)  26 

b g Dansili - Great Heavens (Galileo)

4 8-4
46 1
4 8-4
46 1

33/1, nineteenth of 23 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, soft) 26 days ago.

33/1, nineteenth of 23 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, soft) 26 days ago.

15
480060-
iT
Red & pink diamonds, red sleeves, pink diamonds on cap (The Starlets Partnership)

Intense Starlet 175 

ch f Intense Focus - Glady Starlet (Big Shuffle)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. 50/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (5f). Off 175 days. Back up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Thomas P. O'Connor. RESERVE.

Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. 50/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (5f). Off 175 days. Back up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Thomas P. O'Connor. RESERVE.

16
090-887
iT
Royal blue, white diamond, royal blue cap, red diamonds (Lios Dearg Rangers Partnership)

Scobias (GB)  6 

ch g Equiano - Peach Sorbet (Spectrum)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Remains a maiden after 35 Flat runs. 66/1, below form seventh of 28 in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 6 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Back up in trip. RESERVE.

Remains a maiden after 35 Flat runs. 66/1, below form seventh of 28 in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 6 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Back up in trip. RESERVE.

17
0030-70
iT
White & black hoops, halved sleeves, black cap, red star (B P Galvin)

Blue Bounty (GB)  105 

ch g Bahamian Bounty - Laheen (Bluebird)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

C&D winner. Visored for 1st time, thirteenth of 14 in handicap (33/1) at Dundalk (6f). Off 105 days. First run for yard after leaving B. P. Galvin. Risky proposition at present. RESERVE.

C&D winner. Visored for 1st time, thirteenth of 14 in handicap (33/1) at Dundalk (6f). Off 105 days. First run for yard after leaving B. P. Galvin. Risky proposition at present. RESERVE.

Verdict

ABOVE US ONLY SKY remains a maiden but her most recent form on the all-weather suggests that she can win a race of this nature. Bay Of Skaill has been off the track since September but is a player based on the pick of her form, while Focus Of Attention and Delegating are others to consider in a moderate but open contest.

Verdict

FOCUS OF ATTENTION was steadily progressive for her previous yard before a minor blip last time, and she's taken to get back on the up starting out for Joseph O'Brien. Count of Carabass should be sharper for his recent return and is now below his last winning mark, while Time Stands Still can make her presence felt if she can settle down a bit.

18:00 Cork (IRE) 18 May 2018

Cork Racecourse Handicap (Div 2) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

6f 60y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (14)
14-9151
iT
Royal blue, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap (N Carter)

Brave Display 6 

b g Requinto - Ashtown Girl (Exceed and Excel)

4 10-4 v
74
4 10-4 v
74

Career best when winning 28-runner handicap (10/1) at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 6 days ago, all out. Back up in trip. He's not sure to be in same form this time.

Career best when winning 28-runner handicap (10/1) at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 6 days ago, all out. Back up in trip. He's not sure to be in same form this time.

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2 (9)
33-6365
iT
Brown, beige sleeves, brown cap (George Halford)

Dandys Gold 7 

b f Dandy Man - Proud Penny

4 10-0
70
4 10-0
70

14/1, bit below form fifth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 7 days ago. Should remain comptitive.

14/1, bit below form fifth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 7 days ago. Should remain comptitive.

3 (5)
402313
iT
White, red seams, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars (Gary Ryan)

Seanie 30 

b g Kodiac - Cakestown Lady (Petorius)

9 9-12 t b
68
9 9-12 t b
68

Latest win at Dundalk in April. First run since leaving David Marnane when good third of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f, 12/1) 30 days ago, nearest finish.

Latest win at Dundalk in April. First run since leaving David Marnane when good third of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f, 12/1) 30 days ago, nearest finish.

4 (1)
6/3-5
iT
Maroon, white chevron, white & maroon hooped sleeves, maroon cap (Thomas Keithley)

Aubineau (USA)  13 

b f Holy Roman Emperor - Keenes Royale (Red Ransom)

4 9-9 t1
65
4 9-9 t1
65

Thrice-raced maiden. Fifth of 10 in maiden at this course (7f, heavy, 8/1) 13 days ago, not knocked about. Tongue strap on 1st time. May do better now switiching to handicaps.

Thrice-raced maiden. Fifth of 10 in maiden at this course (7f, heavy, 8/1) 13 days ago, not knocked about. Tongue strap on 1st time. May do better now switiching to handicaps.

5 (2)
822686-
iT
Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, black cap (D J Mooney)

Polly Douglas 206 

b f Le Cadre Noir - Isabella Rose (City On A Hill)

5 9-9
65
5 9-9
65

Below form sixth of 10 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, heavy, 10/1). Off 6 months.

Below form sixth of 10 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, heavy, 10/1). Off 6 months.

6 (10)
43343-0
iT
Grey, red star, grey cap (Joseph G Murphy)

Littlevix 7 

b f Foxwedge - Littlemisssunshine (Oasis Dream)

4 9-7
63
4 9-7
63

25/1, below form eleventh of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 7 days ago. Should be much sharper now.

25/1, below form eleventh of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 7 days ago. Should be much sharper now.

7 (11)
077634-
iT
Dark green, beige seams, striped sleeves, dark green cap (JP Murtagh Racing)

Shore Step 240 

br g Footstepsinthesand - Chatham Islands (Elusive Quality)

8 9-6
62
8 9-6
62

Twenty runs since last win in 2014. Respectable fourth of 17 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, heavy, 11/2). Off 8 months. Hasn't won for a while but has slipped to a career-low mark.

Twenty runs since last win in 2014. Respectable fourth of 17 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, heavy, 11/2). Off 8 months. Hasn't won for a while but has slipped to a career-low mark.

8 (4)
268509-
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine, white & orange hooped cap (Mrs Ellen Leahy)

Fox Dream (GB)  267 (159J) 

b f Foxwedge - Effie (Royal Academy)

4 9-4
60
4 9-4
60

Well held on hurdling bow in December and returns to the Flat with a bit to prove.

Well held on hurdling bow in December and returns to the Flat with a bit to prove.

9 (12)
626200
iT
Purple, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap (Martin Sheridan)

Lily's Prince 6 

b g Strategic Prince - Miss Sabre (Sabrehill)

8 9-4 p
60
8 9-4 p
60

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2017. Below form 7½ lengths eleventh of 28 to Brave Display in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy, 25/1) 6 days ago. Back up in trip.

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2017. Below form 7½ lengths eleventh of 28 to Brave Display in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy, 25/1) 6 days ago. Back up in trip.

10 (7)
800060-
iT
Red, red cap, black star (Kevin Walsh)

A Few Dollars More 163 

b g Moss Vale - Lady Naomi (Distant View)

6 9-2
58
6 9-2
58

Course winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. 6¼ lengths thirteenth of 14 to Brave Display in handicap (25/1) at Dundalk (6f). Off 163 days. Has lost form completely.

Course winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. 6¼ lengths thirteenth of 14 to Brave Display in handicap (25/1) at Dundalk (6f). Off 163 days. Has lost form completely.

11 (13)
014150
iT
Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)

Nam 7 

ch c Sixties Icon - Namwa (Namid)

4 9-1 h
57
4 9-1 h
57

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Dundalk in March. 14/1, below form fifteenth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 7 days ago.

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Dundalk in March. 14/1, below form fifteenth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 7 days ago.

12 (3)
034024-
iT
Black, maroon epaulettes, white sleeves, black cap, maroon star (Gary Davis)

Little Miss Willow 281 

b f Footstepsinthesand - Carakiysa (Docksider)

4 8-12
54
4 8-12
54

2/1, fourth of 6 in handicap at Leopardstown (6f, good). Off 9 months. First run for yard after leaving Brendan Duke. Booking of Whelan a plus.

2/1, fourth of 6 in handicap at Leopardstown (6f, good). Off 9 months. First run for yard after leaving Brendan Duke. Booking of Whelan a plus.

13 (8)
1476-00
iT
Royal blue, yellow sash, yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Cracking Name Syndicate)

Cracking Name 33 

ch f Famous Name - Christmas Cracker (Alhaarth)

4 8-8 t b1
50
4 8-8 t b1
50

Thirteenth of 17 in handicap at this course (7f, heavy, 10/1) 33 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

Thirteenth of 17 in handicap at this course (7f, heavy, 10/1) 33 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

14 (6)
8/60590-
iT
Royal blue & yellow diabolo, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars on cap (Seamus G O'Donnell)

Qatar Delight (GB)  254 

b f Zebedee - Moss Likely (Clodovil)

6 8-4
46
6 8-4
46

Last of 16 in handicap (33/1) at Gowran (7f, soft). Off 8 months.

Last of 16 in handicap (33/1) at Gowran (7f, soft). Off 8 months.

15
07067-8
iT
Orange, black epaulettes, black cap, orange star (Mrs Ian Fox)

Madam Bounska 126 

b f Zebedee - Lucky Apple (Key Of Luck)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 40/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at Dundalk (5f). Off 126 days. Back up in trip. Difficult ask. RESERVE.

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 40/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at Dundalk (5f). Off 126 days. Back up in trip. Difficult ask. RESERVE.

16
445277
iT
Yellow, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Sean F Gallagher)

Oor Jock 4 

ch g Shamardal - Katdogawn (Bahhare)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Nineteen runs since last win in 2017. 14/1, bit below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Tipperary (7.2f, soft) 4 days ago. RESERVE.

Nineteen runs since last win in 2017. 14/1, bit below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Tipperary (7.2f, soft) 4 days ago. RESERVE.

17
7079-00
iT
Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, black sleeves, yellow cap (Isao Yamazumi)

One Love One Heart (JPN)  6 

bay c Meiner Love - Pas A Pas

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Below form 11¼ lengths seventeenth of 28 to Brave Display in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy, 50/1) 6 days ago. Back up in trip. Hood on 1st time, visor on 1st time. RESERVE.

Below form 11¼ lengths seventeenth of 28 to Brave Display in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy, 50/1) 6 days ago. Back up in trip. Hood on 1st time, visor on 1st time. RESERVE.

Verdict

BRAVE DISPLAY won narrowly at the Curragh last weekend and that form was boosted when the second ran well again at Tipperary on Monday. Based on that evidence, even a 7lb rise in the ratings may not be enough to stop him from following up. Seanie's recent Dundalk form gives him a good chance, while Dandys Gold and Little Miss Willow have each-way claims.

Verdict

SHORE STEP hasn't won for a while but has slipped to a career-low mark, so could be worth chancing on her return. Dandy's Gold should remain competitive, while Littlevix ought to have come on for her reappearance.

18:30 Cork (IRE) 18 May 2018

Cork Racecourse Fillies Maiden (3YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: Low

4

7f

Good (Good to Firm in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (16)
47
iT
Yellow, emerald green chevron, quartered cap (Maurice Sheehy)

Goodbye Oonagh 56 

ch f Captain Rio - Bayasiya (Pennekamp)

6 9-11
-
6 9-11
-

Twice-raced mare on Flat. Seventh of 10 in claimer at Dundalk (7f, 50/1) 56 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals. Hard to fancy.

Twice-raced mare on Flat. Seventh of 10 in claimer at Dundalk (7f, 50/1) 56 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals. Hard to fancy.

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2 (12)
iT
Dark blue & yellow quartered, quartered cap (P E I Newell)

Merited 

b f Art Connoisseur - Balmy Choice (Balla Cove)

5 9-11
-
5 9-11
-

Art Connoisseur mare. Half-sister to 7f-10.7f winner Settle For Red. Dam unraced. This a rather belated debut and likely outsider.

Art Connoisseur mare. Half-sister to 7f-10.7f winner Settle For Red. Dam unraced. This a rather belated debut and likely outsider.

3 (15)
iT
Maroon, blue sleeves, violet cap, gold tassel (J J Canty)

Myra Awnya 

b f Bushranger - Insieme (Barathea)

4 9-11
-
4 9-11
-

Bushranger filly. Half-sister to useful winner up to 1¼m Goodwood Zodiac. Dam, 1m winner, half-sister to useful 1m winner Aldovrandi.

Bushranger filly. Half-sister to useful winner up to 1¼m Goodwood Zodiac. Dam, 1m winner, half-sister to useful 1m winner Aldovrandi.

4 (1)
9
iT
Light blue, red star, red slvs & cap (Family Plus Friend Partnership)

Peddlers Pass 7 

br f Big Bad Bob - Chelsy (Statue Of Liberty)

5 9-11
-
5 9-11
-

Once-raced mare. Ninth of 18 in maiden (50/1) at the Curragh (6f, heavy) on debut 7 days ago.

Once-raced mare. Ninth of 18 in maiden (50/1) at the Curragh (6f, heavy) on debut 7 days ago.

5 (8)
2-38
iT
Grey, grey & black check cap (Clipper Logistics Group Ltd)

Elegant Drama 11 

b f Dandy Man - Speronella (Raven's Pass)

3 9-0
84
3 9-0
84

Thrice-raced filly. 16/1, 5 lengths eighth of 15 to Mrs Gallagher in listed race at Naas (5.5f, soft) 11 days ago. Back up in trip. Should be in the mix.

Thrice-raced filly. 16/1, 5 lengths eighth of 15 to Mrs Gallagher in listed race at Naas (5.5f, soft) 11 days ago. Back up in trip. Should be in the mix.

6 (11)
00
iT
White & black check, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap (Foley Partnership)

Graceless Lady 13 

b f Rip Van Winkle - Shesthebiscuit (Diktat)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Twice-raced filly. Twelfth of 13 in maiden at this course (10.2f, heavy, 66/1) 13 days ago. Significantly down in trip.

Twice-raced filly. Twelfth of 13 in maiden at this course (10.2f, heavy, 66/1) 13 days ago. Significantly down in trip.

7 (4)
523-264
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & M J Jooste)

Hence 11 

ch f Galileo - Aleagueoftheirown (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-0
95
3 9-0
95

Useful filly. Excellent length fourth of 8 to Imaging in listed race (12/1) at Naas (7f, soft) 11 days ago, needing stiffer test. Yard in good form. Bold bid expected.

Useful filly. Excellent length fourth of 8 to Imaging in listed race (12/1) at Naas (7f, soft) 11 days ago, needing stiffer test. Yard in good form. Bold bid expected.

8 (6)
iT
Red & emerald green diamonds, red sleeves, hooped cap (Cahill Travelwise Syndicate & Mrs Patrick J Flynn)

Madame Fair 

b f Most Improved - Topadee (Golan)

Non Runner

Non Runner

€5,000 foal, Most Improved filly. Dam, 6f-7.4f winner, half-sister to unreliable 5f-7f winner Copper Dock and 1m-1½m winner Forgotten Hero (both useful).

€5,000 foal, Most Improved filly. Dam, 6f-7.4f winner, half-sister to unreliable 5f-7f winner Copper Dock and 1m-1½m winner Forgotten Hero (both useful).

9 (10)
8-7
iT
White, dark blue diamond, dark blue sleeves, white armlet, dark blue cap, white diamond (Noel O'Callaghan)

Mnemonic Alexander 7 

b f Kodiac - Remember Alexander (Teofilo)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Twice-raced filly. 10/1, seventh of 16 in maiden at the Curragh (8f, heavy) 7 days ago.

Twice-raced filly. 10/1, seventh of 16 in maiden at the Curragh (8f, heavy) 7 days ago.

10 (17)
0
iT
Royal blue & white diamonds, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Mrs Leanne Kennedy)

Moon Filly 12 

b f Virtual - All Silver (Choisir)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Once-raced filly. Tenth of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f, 33/1) on debut 12 days ago.

Once-raced filly. Tenth of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f, 33/1) on debut 12 days ago.

11 (2)
3
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)

Most Gifted (USA)  7 

b f War Front - Gagnoa (Sadler's Wells)

3 9-0 t
-
3 9-0 t
-

Promising sort. 10/3 and tongue strap on, third of 16 in maiden at the Curragh (8f, heavy) on debut 7 days ago. Yard in good form. Open to improvement.

Promising sort. 10/3 and tongue strap on, third of 16 in maiden at the Curragh (8f, heavy) on debut 7 days ago. Yard in good form. Open to improvement.

12 (13)
iT
Royal blue, yellow inverted triangle, red cap, yellow star (K Murakami Syndicate)

Night Drive 

b f Dark Angel - Swallow Falls (Lake Coniston)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

€52,000 foal, Dark Angel filly. Half-sister to 3 winners, including useful 2-y-o 6f-1m winner Singapore Lilly and 8.6f winner Rio Falls. Dam maiden.

€52,000 foal, Dark Angel filly. Half-sister to 3 winners, including useful 2-y-o 6f-1m winner Singapore Lilly and 8.6f winner Rio Falls. Dam maiden.

13 (9)
840-63
iT
Yellow, red star, red stars on sleeves, red cap, yellow stars (Sun Bloodstock)

Proud And Elated (FR)  12 

bay f Makfi - Danceabout (Shareef Dancer)

3 9-0
73
3 9-0
73

Fair filly. Third of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f, 25/1) 12 days ago. Likely type for handicaps.

Fair filly. Third of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f, 25/1) 12 days ago. Likely type for handicaps.

14 (3)
2-
iT
Red, white question mark back & front, red & white quartered cap (Mrs J E Mulhern)

Stranagone 154 

b f Motivator - Anne Tudor (Anabaa)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Once-raced filly. Second of 14 in maiden (33/1) at Dundalk (8f) on debut. Off 154 days. No reason why she won't have more to offer.

Once-raced filly. Second of 14 in maiden (33/1) at Dundalk (8f) on debut. Off 154 days. No reason why she won't have more to offer.

15 (5)
iT
Emerald green & red quartered, halved sleeves, striped cap (Timothy Kelly)

Sweet Cassie 

b f Casamento - Diyla (Bahhare)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Casamento filly. Dam, 1m-1½m winner, also won over hurdles. Another likely outsider on debut.

Casamento filly. Dam, 1m-1½m winner, also won over hurdles. Another likely outsider on debut.

16 (7)
iT
Dark blue, white star, halved sleeves, dark blue cap, white stars (Thomas McDonald)

True To Herself 

g f Clodovil - Beat The Stars (Verglas)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Clodovil filly. Dam, maiden (stayed 13f), half-sister to useful 2-y-o 7f winner (stayed 1¼m) Dazzling Day.

Clodovil filly. Dam, maiden (stayed 13f), half-sister to useful 2-y-o 7f winner (stayed 1¼m) Dazzling Day.

17 (14)
0-6
iT
Dark blue, white braces, white star on cap (Ms Alix Elkouby)

Victory Boom (FR)  12 

b f Siyouni - Live Life (Linamix)

3 9-0 t
-
3 9-0 t
-

Twice-raced filly. Sixth of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f, 33/1) 12 days ago. Open to progress.

Twice-raced filly. Sixth of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f, 33/1) 12 days ago. Open to progress.

Verdict

Hence is the one to beat based on an official rating of 95 and she was only a length behind the winner when fourth in a Listed race at Naas. That said, her previous form was nowhere near as good and two starts ago, the daughter of Galileo finished behind ELEGANT DRAMA at Dundalk. Ger Lyons' filly was not disgraced in a Listed event over an extended 5f subsequently but she should find this race much more suitable. Most Gifted has to be considered after her encouraging debut effort, while Stranagone also makes the shortlist.

Verdict

HENCE boasts the benefit of plenty of experience, and a repeat of her 1 length fourth at listed level 11 days ago is likely to prove good enough for her to make it seventh time lucky. Stablemate Most Gifted is a likely improver and feared most, ahead of Elegant Drama and Stranagone.

19:05 Cork (IRE) 18 May 2018

Buy Online At corkracecourse.ie Maiden (3YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Good (Good to Firm in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (2)
iT
Emerald green & yellow chevrons, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap, yellow stars (Mrs Margaret McManus)

Diamond Warrior (FR)  (306J) 

gre g Sleeping Car - Odile de neulliac (Turgeon)

5 10-3 t
-
5 10-3 t
-

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. Seventh of 12 in novice hurdle (40/1) at Sligo (16.4f, good). Off 10 months. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code.

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. Seventh of 12 in novice hurdle (40/1) at Sligo (16.4f, good). Off 10 months. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code.

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2 (3)
700-
iT
Mauve, black sash, quartered cap (P O'Driscoll)

Mujaafy (USA)  377 

b g Hard Spun - Awleyaa (Jazil)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Thrice-raced gelding. Eleventh of 12 in maiden at this course (7f, good to firm, 66/1). Off 12 months.

Thrice-raced gelding. Eleventh of 12 in maiden at this course (7f, good to firm, 66/1). Off 12 months.

3 (6)
3-3
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)

El Greco 30 

b c Galileo - Missvinski (Stravinsky)

3 9-5
-
3 9-5
-

Promising type. 5/6, third of 5 in maiden at Dundalk (10.7f) 30 days ago. Back down in trip. Yard in good form. Should go close.

Promising type. 5/6, third of 5 in maiden at Dundalk (10.7f) 30 days ago. Back down in trip. Yard in good form. Should go close.

4 (4)
0
iT
Black & pink hoops, black sleeves & cap (Ms H Brassil)

Mooborak 9 

ch g Virtual - Rain In The Course (Royal Applause)

3 9-5
-
3 9-5
-

Once-raced gelding. 50/1, last of 11 in maiden at Gowran (7f, soft) on debut 9 days ago.

Once-raced gelding. 50/1, last of 11 in maiden at Gowran (7f, soft) on debut 9 days ago.

5 (7)
23
iT
Yellow, red star, red stars on sleeves, red cap, yellow stars (Sun Bloodstock)

Tremendous Leap (GB)  5 

ch g Shamardal - Chili Dip (Alhaarth)

3 9-5 p
-
3 9-5 p
-

Promising sort. 4/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 11 in maiden at Leopardstown (8f, good to soft) 5 days ago. Should progress.

Promising sort. 4/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 11 in maiden at Leopardstown (8f, good to soft) 5 days ago. Should progress.

6 (1)
8
iT
Old rose & pale pink quartered, rose coll & cuffs, pale pink slvs, qtd cap (Mrs C Collins)

Whispering Paddy (GB)  6 

ch c Foxwedge - Beautiful Lady (Peintre Celebre)

3 9-5
-
3 9-5
-

Once-raced colt. Eighth of 9 in maiden at the Curragh (10f, heavy, 40/1) on debut 6 days ago.

Once-raced colt. Eighth of 9 in maiden at the Curragh (10f, heavy, 40/1) on debut 6 days ago.

7 (5)
iT
Mauve, mauve cap, pink star (Mrs T P Hyde)

Dharma Rain 

b f High Chaparral - Crazy Volume (Machiavellian)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

High Chaparral filly. Closely related to 3 winners, including very smart winner up to 2m Gallante and useful 13f winner Plinth and half-sister to 11f winner Ashvin.

High Chaparral filly. Closely related to 3 winners, including very smart winner up to 2m Gallante and useful 13f winner Plinth and half-sister to 11f winner Ashvin.

8 (8)
225832-
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

New To Town 202 

br f New Approach - Tiffed (Seattle Slew)

3 9-0
85