15:20 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Sep 2018

Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stakes (Fillies' Listed) (Class 1) (2YO only)

Winner €59,000 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: High

1

7f

Good to Firm

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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 (8)
61
iT
Pink, purple epaulettes, striped cap (JWD Partnership)

Black Magic Woman 29 

br f Camacho - Big Swifty (Intikhab)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 10-runner maiden at Dundalk (7f, 7/1) 29 days ago, keeping on well. Should progress.

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 10-runner maiden at Dundalk (7f, 7/1) 29 days ago, keeping on well. Should progress.

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2 (10)
321
iT
Grey, grey & black check cap (Clipper Logistics Group Ltd)

Burmese Waltz (GB)  29 

b f Showcasing - Heho (Dansili)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Promising type. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 14-runner maiden (2/5) at Dundalk (6f) 29 days ago, eased down. Open to further progress and well worth a try at this level.

Promising type. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 14-runner maiden (2/5) at Dundalk (6f) 29 days ago, eased down. Open to further progress and well worth a try at this level.

3 (3)
317
iT
Purple, yellow epaulettes, yellow chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, yellow diamonds (The Long Wait Partnership)

Chocolate Music 20 

br f Dark Angel - Speedy Sonata (Stravinsky)

2 9-0
95
2 9-0
95

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Winner at the Curragh in July. 6¼ lengths seventh of 9 to Skitter Scatter in Debutante Stakes (12/1) at the Curragh (7f, good to soft) 20 days ago.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Winner at the Curragh in July. 6¼ lengths seventh of 9 to Skitter Scatter in Debutante Stakes (12/1) at the Curragh (7f, good to soft) 20 days ago.

4 (5)
242236
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)

Coral Beach 21 

b f Zoffany - Abbasharjah (Tiger Hill)

2 9-0
79
2 9-0
79

Fairly useful filly. Sixth of 9 in nursery at the Curragh (6f, good, 2/1) 21 days ago, finishing with running left. Yard in good form.

Fairly useful filly. Sixth of 9 in nursery at the Curragh (6f, good, 2/1) 21 days ago, finishing with running left. Yard in good form.

5 (6)
421
iT
Orange, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, orange cap (Martin Schwartz)

Foxtrot Liv (GB)  40 

ch f Foxwedge - Bestfootforward (Motivator)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Promising sort. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 6/4, won 21-runner maiden at the Curragh (7f, good to firm) 40 days ago, readily. Will go on improving.

Promising sort. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 6/4, won 21-runner maiden at the Curragh (7f, good to firm) 40 days ago, readily. Will go on improving.

6 (4)
1
iT
Dark blue, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap (Mrs MVMagnier,Mrs JMagnier,Mrs PShanahan)

Gospel (GB)  108 

b f Holy Roman Emperor - Heavenly Sound (Street Cry)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Once-raced winner. 1 win from 1 run this year. Won 12-runner maiden (11/4) at Nottingham (5f, soft) on debut. Off 108 days. Significantly up in trip. Better to come.

Once-raced winner. 1 win from 1 run this year. Won 12-runner maiden (11/4) at Nottingham (5f, soft) on debut. Off 108 days. Significantly up in trip. Better to come.

7 (15)
iT
Grey & royal blue diamonds, grey sleeves, royal blue cap, grey star (Sean Fitzsimons & Phoenix Bloodstock Syndicate)

Harriet's Force 

b f Lethal Force - Its On The Air (King's Theatre)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled April 23. €8,000 yearling, Lethal Force filly. Half-sister to several winners, including useful 2-y-o 6f winner Rahya Cass and 11f winner It's Not It. Dam unraced.

Foaled April 23. €8,000 yearling, Lethal Force filly. Half-sister to several winners, including useful 2-y-o 6f winner Rahya Cass and 11f winner It's Not It. Dam unraced.

8 (14)
15
iT
Red, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez)

Iridessa 20 

b f Ruler Of The World - Senta's Dream (Danehill)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Promising type. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 5¼ lengths fifth of 9 to Skitter Scatter in Debutante Stakes at the Curragh (7f, good to soft, 10/1) 20 days ago. Remains open to improvement.

Promising type. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 5¼ lengths fifth of 9 to Skitter Scatter in Debutante Stakes at the Curragh (7f, good to soft, 10/1) 20 days ago. Remains open to improvement.

9 (1)
7
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Madam Seamstress 34 

b f Vocalised - Stitch Night (Whipper)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Once-raced maiden. Last of 7 in minor event (16/1) at the Curragh (7f, good) on debut 34 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. Last of 7 in minor event (16/1) at the Curragh (7f, good) on debut 34 days ago.

10 (12)
14
iT
White, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap (Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited)

Mia Mento 14 

b f Casamento - Mia Divina (Exceed and Excel)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 16/1, 8½ lengths fourth of 8 to Ten Sovereigns in Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh (6f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Should have more to offer.

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 16/1, 8½ lengths fourth of 8 to Ten Sovereigns in Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh (6f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Should have more to offer.

11 (7)
0754
iT
Dark blue, light green seams, light green cap (Mrs David Nagle & Mrs John Magnier)

Mona Lisa's Smile (USA)  15 

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

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Lightly-raced maiden. Bit below form fourth of 20 in maiden (10/1) at the Curragh (6f, good to soft) 15 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Yard having good spell. Should have more to offer.

Lightly-raced maiden. Bit below form fourth of 20 in maiden (10/1) at the Curragh (6f, good to soft) 15 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Yard having good spell. Should have more to offer.

12 (16)
2
iT
Dark blue, emerald green seams, white cap, emerald green spots (J R Scott)

My Laureate 92 

b f Rajj - Imitation (Darshaan)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Once-raced maiden. Second of 10 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6f, good to firm, 5/2) on debut, just failing. Off 92 days. Likely to improve.

Once-raced maiden. Second of 10 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6f, good to firm, 5/2) on debut, just failing. Off 92 days. Likely to improve.

13 (9)
5314
iT
Lime green, black striped sleeves, purple cap (It's All About The Girls)

Sparkle'n'joy 51 

ch f Sepoy - Silent Secret (Dubai Destination)

2 9-0
94
2 9-0
94

Lightly-raced winner. 2¾ lengths fourth of 6 to Skitter Scatter in Silver Flash Stakes (25/1) at this course (7.1f, good to soft) 51 days ago. Respected.

Lightly-raced winner. 2¾ lengths fourth of 6 to Skitter Scatter in Silver Flash Stakes (25/1) at this course (7.1f, good to soft) 51 days ago. Respected.

14 (11)
0333
iT
Emerald green, royal blue triple diamond, royal blue star on cap (Takaya Shimakawa)

Tosen Shauna 21 

b f Alhebayeb - Naked Poser (Night Shift)

2 9-0
78
2 9-0
78

Lightly-raced maiden. 12/1, good third of 9 in nursery at the Curragh (6f, good) 21 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 12/1, good third of 9 in nursery at the Curragh (6f, good) 21 days ago.

15 (13)
41
iT
Black, white disc, black cap (Stonethorn Stud Farms Limited)

Trethias (GB)  15 

b f Invincible Spirit - Evita (Selkirk)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Promising individual. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 14-runner maiden at the Curragh (8f, good to soft, 5/2) 15 days ago. Will go on improving and looks a big player up in grade.

Promising individual. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 14-runner maiden at the Curragh (8f, good to soft, 5/2) 15 days ago. Will go on improving and looks a big player up in grade.

16 (2)
251545
iT
Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap (Mrs A M O'Brien)

Vallambrosa 14 

b f Holy Roman Emperor - Sleeveless (Fusaichi Pegasus)

2 9-0 t
88
2 9-0 t
88

Fairly useful filly. Tongue strap on for 1st time cheekpieces on for 1st time, 9½ lengths fifth of 8 to Just Wonderful in Flame of Tara Stakes (14/1) at the Curragh (8f, good to soft) 14 days ago.

Fairly useful filly. Tongue strap on for 1st time cheekpieces on for 1st time, 9½ lengths fifth of 8 to Just Wonderful in Flame of Tara Stakes (14/1) at the Curragh (8f, good to soft) 14 days ago.

Verdict

MIA MENTO wasn't disgraced in fourth behind a potential superstar in Ten Sovereigns at the Curragh, and the daughter of Casamento is likely to improve for the extra furlong and the drop in class. Gospel made a winning start at Nottingham at the end of May where she made up a fair amount of ground late on, suggesting the step up in trip will bring about improvement. Others to consider include the Jessica Harrington pair of Trethias and Sparkle'n'joy.

Verdict

TRETHIAS looked potentially smart when opening her account at the second attempt at the Curragh last month, so she should be more than capable of making her presence felt at this higher level on that evidence. Iridessa and Burmese Waltz are others who make appeal.

15:50 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Sep 2018

Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' Handicap (Premier Handicap) (3YO plus)

Winner €88,500 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 4f 180y

Good to Firm

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 (18)
332-170
iT
White, maroon panel & sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap (RG & JD Partnership)

Lagostovegas 31 

b m Footstepsinthesand - Reine De Coeur (Montjeu)

6 9-12
105 4
6 9-12
105 4

1 win from 3 runs this year. 13 lengths twelfth of 14 to Snowy Winter in listed race (9/2) at Gowran (9.4f, good) 31 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Significantly back up in trip.

1 win from 3 runs this year. 13 lengths twelfth of 14 to Snowy Winter in listed race (9/2) at Gowran (9.4f, good) 31 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Significantly back up in trip.

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2 (10)
7647/37-
iT
White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars (Derek Kierans)

Play The Game 314 (22J) 

b g Lawman - Neutral (Beat Hollow)

5 9-11
104 4
5 9-11
104 4

Course winner. 9/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Killarney (17f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Others preferred.

Course winner. 9/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Killarney (17f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Others preferred.

3 (14)
5111/23
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Limini 43 

ch m Peintre Celebre - Her Grace (Spectrum)

7 9-9
102 4
7 9-9
102 4

Smart jumps winner. Third of 11 in handicap at Galway (12f, heavy, evens) 43 days ago, better placed than most. Remains one to be interested in.

Smart jumps winner. Third of 11 in handicap at Galway (12f, heavy, evens) 43 days ago, better placed than most. Remains one to be interested in.

4 (9)
4111
iT
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves & cap (M J Jooste & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Astronomer (ex7)  5 

b c Galileo - Like A Dame (Danehill)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Promising individual. 2/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Listowel (12f, soft) 5 days ago, forging clear. Carries penalty. Most progressive sort and another bold show likely.

Promising individual. 2/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Listowel (12f, soft) 5 days ago, forging clear. Carries penalty. Most progressive sort and another bold show likely.

5 (13)
11
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Cliffs Of Dooneen 55 

ch c Galileo - Devoted To You (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-5
106 4
3 9-5
106 4

Twice-raced winner. 2 wins from 2 runs this year. 5/4, won 7-runner handicap at the Curragh (16f, good to firm) 55 days ago. Open to further improvement.

Twice-raced winner. 2 wins from 2 runs this year. 5/4, won 7-runner handicap at the Curragh (16f, good to firm) 55 days ago. Open to further improvement.

6 (12)
442123/
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Sharjah (FR)  723 (44J) 

b g Doctor Dino - Saaryeh (Royal Academy)

5 9-4
97 4
5 9-4
97 4

Smart jumps winner. Won 20-runner handicap hurdle (12/1) at Galway (16f, soft) 44 days ago, responding well. Potentially well treated on first Flat start for this yard.

Smart jumps winner. Won 20-runner handicap hurdle (12/1) at Galway (16f, soft) 44 days ago, responding well. Potentially well treated on first Flat start for this yard.

7 (5)
5244-11
iT
White & emerald green chevrons, red cap (Noel Moran & Mrs Valerie Moran)

Batts Rock 56 

b g Fastnet Rock - Be My Queen (Sadler's Wells)

5 9-2 t
95 4
5 9-2 t
95 4

2 wins from 2 runs this year. 7/2, career best when winning 8-runner handicap at the Curragh (12f, good to firm) 56 days ago, battling well. Looks better than ever at present.

2 wins from 2 runs this year. 7/2, career best when winning 8-runner handicap at the Curragh (12f, good to firm) 56 days ago, battling well. Looks better than ever at present.

8 (11)
3315-1
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)

Saracen Knight (ex7)  11 

b c Camelot - Za'hara (Raven's Pass)

3 9-2
103 4
3 9-2
103 4

Lightly-raced winner. Career best when winning 5-runner minor event (4/1) at Naas (12f, good) 11 days ago. Carries penalty. Remains unexposed and booking of Donnacha O'Brien looks significant.

Lightly-raced winner. Career best when winning 5-runner minor event (4/1) at Naas (12f, good) 11 days ago. Carries penalty. Remains unexposed and booking of Donnacha O'Brien looks significant.

9 (3)
361162
iT
Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Change Of Velocity 63 

b g Teofilo - Tiffilia (Macho Uno)

3 9-1 t
102 4
3 9-1 t
102 4

2 wins from 6 runs this year. 7/4, second of 4 in minor event at Navan (10f, good to firm) 63 days ago, needing stiffer test. Back up in trip. Something to find on form.

2 wins from 6 runs this year. 7/4, second of 4 in minor event at Navan (10f, good to firm) 63 days ago, needing stiffer test. Back up in trip. Something to find on form.

10 (17)
310015
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, white cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Law Girl (FR)  23 

b m Lawman - Lamarsa (Chichicastenango)

5 9-0
93 4
5 9-0
93 4

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Gowran in August. Bit below form fifth of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Killarney (14f, good) 23 days ago, not ideally placed. Not out of this.

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Gowran in August. Bit below form fifth of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Killarney (14f, good) 23 days ago, not ideally placed. Not out of this.

11 (4)
6-30221
iT
Red, white inverted triangle, halved sleeves (The Rogues Gallery Two)

Medalla De Oro (GB)  19 

b g Teofilo - Nyarhini (Fantastic Light)

4 8-11
90 4
4 8-11
90 4

5/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Epsom (12f, good to soft) 19 days ago, suited by way race developed. More needed here.

5/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Epsom (12f, good to soft) 19 days ago, suited by way race developed. More needed here.

12 (16)
3100-41
iT
Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap (Mrs A F Mee)

St Stephens Green 111 (46J) 

b g Diamond Green - Lily Shing Shang (Spectrum)

7 8-11
90 4
7 8-11
90 4

Career best when winning 15-runner novice chase (3/1) at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) on debut over fences 46 days ago.

Career best when winning 15-runner novice chase (3/1) at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) on debut over fences 46 days ago.

13 (6)
31-230
iT
White, red cross sashes, black sleeves, red cap (Mill House Llc)

Whirling Dervish (GB)  23 

b c Camelot - Synergy (Victory Note)

3 8-9
96 4
3 8-9
96 4

Lightly-raced winner. Twelfth of 14 in handicap at Killarney (14f, good, 11/2) 23 days ago. Earlier promise shouldn't be forgotten.

Lightly-raced winner. Twelfth of 14 in handicap at Killarney (14f, good, 11/2) 23 days ago. Earlier promise shouldn't be forgotten.

14 (7)
222710
iT
Black, red epaulettes, red chevrons on sleeves, red star on cap (Emmet Mullins)

Tornado Watch 28 

ch g Selkirk - Pattimech (Nureyev)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Winner at Tramore in August. Tenth of 11 in handicap (5/2) at Tramore (16f, good) 28 days ago.

Winner at Tramore in August. Tenth of 11 in handicap (5/2) at Tramore (16f, good) 28 days ago.

15 (15)
21-1453
iT
White, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Kevin John Smith)

Warnaq 17 

b f Arcano - Ihtiraam (Teofilo)

4 8-6 h1
85 4
4 8-6 h1
85 4

Latest win at Navan in April. 10/1, creditable 4½ lengths third of 8 to Astronomer in handicap at Bellewstown (11.8f, good) 17 days ago, having run of race. Hood on 1st time.

Latest win at Navan in April. 10/1, creditable 4½ lengths third of 8 to Astronomer in handicap at Bellewstown (11.8f, good) 17 days ago, having run of race. Hood on 1st time.

16 (2)
213
iT
White, red disc, red chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Hourihane O'Brien Partnership)

Legal Spin 24 

b g Lawman - Spinning Well (Pivotal)

3 8-4
91 4
3 8-4
91 4

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Winner at Killarney in July. 6/4, third of 4 in minor event at Killarney (11.2f, good to soft) 24 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Winner at Killarney in July. 6/4, third of 4 in minor event at Killarney (11.2f, good to soft) 24 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve.

17 (8)
215182
iT
Red, emerald green disc & sleeves, red cap (Mrs H Fitzpatrick & Mrs Paul Shanahan & Mrs M V Magnier)

Birth Of Venus 24 

b f High Chaparral - Danehill's Dream (Danehill)

3 8-4 p
91 6
3 8-4 p
91 6

Latest win at Killarney in July. 9/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable second of 7 in handicap at Killarney (11.2f, good to soft) 24 days ago, no match for winner.

Latest win at Killarney in July. 9/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable second of 7 in handicap at Killarney (11.2f, good to soft) 24 days ago, no match for winner.

18 (1)
9-57212
iT
White, red stars, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue stars (Here For The Craic Partnership)

The Mouse Doctor 17 

b g Lord Shanakill - Afilla (Dansili)

5 8-4 t
83 5
5 8-4 t
83 5

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. Good 4 lengths second of 8 to Astronomer in handicap at Bellewstown (11.8f, good, 14/1) 17 days ago, running on.

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. Good 4 lengths second of 8 to Astronomer in handicap at Bellewstown (11.8f, good, 14/1) 17 days ago, running on.

Verdict

ASTRONOMER has improved no end since his debut, racking up a sequence of victories, and was very impressive at Listowel on Monday when dispatching a useful field of handicappers in the manner of a horse set for Pattern company. He carries a 7lb penalty, but is capable of defying it with the extra furlong no issue to his chances. His stablemate Cliffs Of Dooneen is unbeaten in two starts and won on his handicap debut at the Curragh over 2m, with the son of Galileo likely to have further progress to come. Willie Mullins fields a strong team, with Galway Hurdle hero Sharjah, Limini, who was placed in two handicaps at Ballybrit, and Royal Ascot winner Lagostovegas all holding solid credentials, while Batts Rock has improved for Gordon Elliott with two successes so far.

Verdict

A most intriguing handicap with ASTRONOMER the selection. He showed further improvement to complete his hat-trick in decisive fashion at Listowel 5 days ago, and looks a pattern-race performer in the making. Saracen Knight remains unexposed and is likely the choice of Donnacha O'Brien, while smart hurdlers Sharjah and Limini add further spice to the race.

16:25 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Sep 2018

KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (2YO only)

Winner €88,500 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

1m

Good to Firm

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 (5)
516
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)

Broome 24 

b c Australia - Sweepstake (Acclamation)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

1 win from 3 runs this year. 6/1, 6½ lengths sixth of 8 to Phoenix of Spain in Acomb Stakes at York (7f, good to firm) 24 days ago. Trainer going well and return to 1m rates a likely plus.

1 win from 3 runs this year. 6/1, 6½ lengths sixth of 8 to Phoenix of Spain in Acomb Stakes at York (7f, good to firm) 24 days ago. Trainer going well and return to 1m rates a likely plus.

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2 (2)
237
iT
Neon green, purple ball, purple sleeves, green dots, green cap (E5 Racing Thoroughbreds, LLC & Magic Cap Stables)

Channel Stuffer (USA)  21 

g c Kitten's Joy - Tough Business (Harlan's Holiday)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thrice-raced maiden. 6/1, seventh of 25 in maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) 21 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Significantly up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time. This tougher.

Thrice-raced maiden. 6/1, seventh of 25 in maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) 21 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Significantly up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time. This tougher.

3 (3)
13433
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Copia Verborum 12 

b c Vocalised - Gold Focus (Intense Focus)

2 9-3
94
2 9-3
94

Winner at the Curragh in June. 9/2, respectable 4½ lengths third of 8 to Cosmic Horizon in minor event at Roscommon (7.2f) 12 days ago. May come up short again at this sort of level.

Winner at the Curragh in June. 9/2, respectable 4½ lengths third of 8 to Cosmic Horizon in minor event at Roscommon (7.2f) 12 days ago. May come up short again at this sort of level.

4 (4)
521
iT
Emerald green & black halved, emerald green sleeves, black cap (Joe Schmidt)

Cosmic Horizon 12 

b c Excelebration - Flavia Tatiana (Holy Roman Emperor)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 8-runner minor event at Roscommon (7.2f, good, 7/4) 12 days ago. Likely more to come for all this is tougher.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 8-runner minor event at Roscommon (7.2f, good, 7/4) 12 days ago. Likely more to come for all this is tougher.

5 (9)
1
iT
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Madhmoon 30 

b c Dawn Approach - Aaraas (Haafhd)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Promising individual. 1 win from 1 run this year. 9/2, won 8-runner maiden at this C&D (good) on debut 30 days ago by 2¾ lengths from Sydney Opera House, keeping on well. Shortlist material.

Promising individual. 1 win from 1 run this year. 9/2, won 8-runner maiden at this C&D (good) on debut 30 days ago by 2¾ lengths from Sydney Opera House, keeping on well. Shortlist material.

6 (7)
1
iT
Green, red epaulettes, green cap (H H Aga Khan)

Masaff 86 

ch c Raven's Pass - Masiyma (Dalakhani)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Once-raced winner. Won 7-runner maiden at this C&D (good to firm, 14/1) on debut 86 days ago. Should improve.

Once-raced winner. Won 7-runner maiden at this C&D (good to firm, 14/1) on debut 86 days ago. Should improve.

7 (1)
1
iT
Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap (David Spratt & Sean Jones)

Pythion (FR)  51 

b c Olympic Glory - Paragua (Nayef)

Non Runner

Non Runner

1 win from 1 run this year. 6/1, dead heated in 8-runner maiden at this C&D (good to soft) on debut 51 days ago. Open to progress.

1 win from 1 run this year. 6/1, dead heated in 8-runner maiden at this C&D (good to soft) on debut 51 days ago. Open to progress.

8 (8)
421
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Sydney Opera House (GB)  14 

ch c Australia - Sitara (Salse)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Promising individual. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 5/4, won 13-runner maiden at the Curragh (8f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Trainer going well. One to bear in mind.

Promising individual. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 5/4, won 13-runner maiden at the Curragh (8f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Trainer going well. One to bear in mind.

9 (6)
961
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Western Australia 10 

ch c Australia - What A Treasure (Cadeaux Genereux)

2 9-3 t
-
2 9-3 t
-

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 10-runner maiden (14/1) at Gowran (7f, good) 10 days ago, forging clear. Trainer going well. Should continue to give a good account.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 10-runner maiden (14/1) at Gowran (7f, good) 10 days ago, forging clear. Trainer going well. Should continue to give a good account.

Verdict

Despite this contest being an Aidan O'Brien benefit, having won five of the six renewals, there was an awful lot to like about the debut performance of MADHMOON. The son of Dawn Approach quickened up in the manner of a very smart individual to beat subsequent winner Sydney Opera House over course and distance. He took an age to pull up afterwards, which suggests there was plenty left in the tank, and he can confirm that form with Sydney Opera House, who also looks capable of further progression. Broome will benefit from the step back up in trip having struggled in the Acomb, while Masaff defied greenness to win over C&D in June on debut and completes the shortlist.

Verdict

MADHMOON looked something out of the ordinary when making a winning debut over C&D 30 days ago, showing a good turn of foot to settle the race late on. That form has substance and he is fancied to make a bold bid to maintain his 100% record. Aidan O'Brien holds a strong hand though, and his pair, Broome and Sydney Opera House may emerge as the chief threats.

16:55 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Sep 2018

Paddy's Rewards Club Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner €59,000 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: Low

4

1m 4f

Good to Firm

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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 (6)
13-4244
iT
Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap (David Spratt)

Mustajeer (GB)  21 

b g Medicean - Qelaan (Dynaformer)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Smart gelding. Good fourth of 20 in Ebor handicap at York (13.8f, good to firm, 33/1) 21 days ago, staying on well.

Smart gelding. Good fourth of 20 in Ebor handicap at York (13.8f, good to firm, 33/1) 21 days ago, staying on well.

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2 (4)
4043-22
iT
Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs June Judd)

Stellar Mass 37 

b c Sea The Stars - Juno Marlowe (Danehill)

5 9-9
105
5 9-9
105

Smart horse. C&D winner. 9/4, 2½ lengths second of 4 to Eziyra in Ballyroan Stakes at this C&D (good) 37 days ago, running on late. Looks sure to give another good account at this level.

Smart horse. C&D winner. 9/4, 2½ lengths second of 4 to Eziyra in Ballyroan Stakes at this C&D (good) 37 days ago, running on late. Looks sure to give another good account at this level.

3 (1)
113233
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Giuseppe Garibaldi 21 

b c Galileo - Queenscliff (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-1 t
108
3 9-1 t
108

Smart colt. C&D winner. Good 1¾ lengths third of 7 to Flag of Honour in Irish St Leger Trial at the Curragh (14f, good, 7/1) 21 days ago. Stable having good spell. Likely to continue in form.

Smart colt. C&D winner. Good 1¾ lengths third of 7 to Flag of Honour in Irish St Leger Trial at the Curragh (14f, good, 7/1) 21 days ago. Stable having good spell. Likely to continue in form.

4 (5)
81172
iT
Dark blue, white armlet, white cap (LLoyd J Williams)

Master Of Reality 41 

bay c Frankel - L'Ancresse (Darshaan)

3 9-1 b1
102
3 9-1 b1
102

Useful colt. 1¾ lengths second of 7 to Ziyad in listed race (28/10) at Deauville (13.9f, good) 41 days ago. First run for yard after leaving P. Bary. Interesting what the market makes of him.

Useful colt. 1¾ lengths second of 7 to Ziyad in listed race (28/10) at Deauville (13.9f, good) 41 days ago. First run for yard after leaving P. Bary. Interesting what the market makes of him.

5 (7)
419225
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & M J Jooste)

Rostropovich 49 

b c Frankel - Tyranny (Machiavellian)

3 9-1 t
113
3 9-1 t
113

Smart colt. 13¼ lengths fifth of 7 to Poet's Word in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (12/1) at Ascot (12f, good to firm) 49 days ago. This less demanding assignment can only aid his cause.

Smart colt. 13¼ lengths fifth of 7 to Poet's Word in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (12/1) at Ascot (12f, good to firm) 49 days ago. This less demanding assignment can only aid his cause.

6 (3)
1-82434
iT
White, red cross sashes, black sleeves, red cap (Mill House Llc)

The King 37 

ch c Mastercraftsman - Catch The Moon (Peintre Celebre)

3 9-1
104
3 9-1
104

Useful colt. 7/2, 2¾ lengths last of 4 to Eziyra in Ballyroan Stakes at this C&D (good) 37 days ago, having run of race.

Useful colt. 7/2, 2¾ lengths last of 4 to Eziyra in Ballyroan Stakes at this C&D (good) 37 days ago, having run of race.

7 (2)
2-21112
iT
Green, red epaulettes, green cap (H H Aga Khan)

Kalaxana 35 

b f Rock Of Gibraltar - Kaladena (Daylami)

3 8-12
100
3 8-12
100

Useful filly. Latest win at Roscommon in July. Career best when 2¼ lengths second of 6 to Sizzling in Give Thanks Stakes at Cork (12f, good, 15/8) 35 days ago.

Useful filly. Latest win at Roscommon in July. Career best when 2¼ lengths second of 6 to Sizzling in Give Thanks Stakes at Cork (12f, good, 15/8) 35 days ago.

Verdict

This looks an excellent opportunity for ROSTROPOVICH to return to winning ways having run down the field in the King George at Ascot. His Irish Derby second to Latrobe is more than good enough form to see him bounce back for his first success since Chester in May. Stellar Mass has finished second on both starts this season, including over C&D last time, and is respected once again, while a return to 1m4f could see Giuseppe Garibaldi improve on his recent showings.

Verdict

ROSTROPOVICH has improved since his attentions have been switched to this sort of trip, runner-up in the Irish Derby prior to just finding the competition too hot in the King George at Ascot in July. This less demanding assignment ought to be right up his street and he can come out on top. Stablemate Giuseppe Garibaldi and Stellar Mass may emerge as his chief dangers.

17:25 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Sep 2018

Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner €206,500 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: High

5

1m

Good to Firm

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Weighed In - Result Stands
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (4)
5-01111
iT
Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap (Niarchos Family)

Alpha Centauri 34 

gre f Mastercraftsman - Alpha Lupi (Rahy)

3 9-0
124
3 9-0
124

High-class filly. Career best when winning 11-runner Prix Jacques le Marois (9/10) at Deauville (8f, good) 34 days ago by 2½ lengths from Recoletos, well on top finish. Will take some stopping.

High-class filly. Career best when winning 11-runner Prix Jacques le Marois (9/10) at Deauville (8f, good) 34 days ago by 2½ lengths from Recoletos, well on top finish. Will take some stopping.

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2 (7)
111-953
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)

Clemmie 64 

b f Galileo - Meow (Storm Cat)

3 9-0 t
110
3 9-0 t
110

Smart filly. Creditable 5½ lengths third of 7 to Alpha Centauri in Falmouth Stakes (6/1) at Newmarket (8f, good) 64 days ago.

Smart filly. Creditable 5½ lengths third of 7 to Alpha Centauri in Falmouth Stakes (6/1) at Newmarket (8f, good) 64 days ago.

3 (1)
110062
iT
Purple, emerald green hoop and armlets (Hunscote, Watt, Peckham,Botham & Edwards)

Dan's Dream (GB)  16 

br f Cityscape - Royal Ffanci (Royal Applause)

3 9-0
107
3 9-0
107

Smart filly. 2 wins from 6 runs this year. 10/1, very good ½-length second of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago, suited by strong pace.

Smart filly. 2 wins from 6 runs this year. 10/1, very good ½-length second of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago, suited by strong pace.

4 (3)
10-3345
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Happily 70 

b f Galileo - You'resothrilling (Storm Cat)

3 9-0 t b1
110
3 9-0 t b1
110

Smart filly. Course winner. 4½ lengths fifth of 7 to Roaring Lion in Eclipse Stakes (11/2) at Sandown (10f, good to firm) 70 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

Smart filly. Course winner. 4½ lengths fifth of 7 to Roaring Lion in Eclipse Stakes (11/2) at Sandown (10f, good to firm) 70 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

5 (5)
11-2116
iT
White, maroon & purple striped sleeves (John Dance)

Laurens (FR)  23 

b f Siyouni - Recambe (Cape Cross)

3 9-0
111
3 9-0
111

Smart filly. Latest win at Chantilly in June. 7¾ lengths sixth of 8 to Sea of Class in Yorkshire Oaks (3/1) at York (11.8f, good to firm) 23 days ago, finding little. Significantly back down in trip.

Smart filly. Latest win at Chantilly in June. 7¾ lengths sixth of 8 to Sea of Class in Yorkshire Oaks (3/1) at York (11.8f, good to firm) 23 days ago, finding little. Significantly back down in trip.

6 (2)
18-1640
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel (Qatar Racing Limited)

Lightening Quick (GB)  16 

b f Frankel - Lightening Pearl (Marju)

3 9-0
102
3 9-0
102

Useful filly. Course winner. Latest win at Naas in May. 8/1, 10 lengths tenth of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

Useful filly. Course winner. Latest win at Naas in May. 8/1, 10 lengths tenth of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

7 (6)
1244-41
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Magical 55 

b f Galileo - Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal)

3 9-0
111
3 9-0
111

Smart filly. Didn't need to improve to win 7-runner Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh (9f, good to firm, 5/4) 55 days ago by 2¾ lengths from I'm So Fancy, comfortably.

Smart filly. Didn't need to improve to win 7-runner Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh (9f, good to firm, 5/4) 55 days ago by 2¾ lengths from I'm So Fancy, comfortably.

Verdict

ALPHA CENTAURI has arguably been the star of the season so far, readily winning four Group 1 races in as many months. The form of her latest success at Deauville took a massive boost when the runner-up reappeared to win the Prix du Moulin last weekend, and Jessica Harrington's filly can stamp her authority on this contest. Laurens didn't appear to see out the 1m4f trip in the Yorkshire Oaks and returning to a mile should suit the English 1000 Guineas runner-up. Dual Group 2 winner Magical is the pick of the Ballydoyle team and can run her usual honest race.

Verdict

ALPHA CENTAURI stands out on form and is hard to oppose as she bid for her fifth consecutive Group 1 back against her own sex. Laurens can follow her home returned to 1m.

18:00 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Sep 2018

Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner €118,000 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

1m

Good to Firm

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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 (10)
16-9064
iT
Emerald green, gold star, gold armlet, emerald green cap (Werrett Bloodstock PTY Limited & Ms Genevieve Britton & David S McGuinness)

Alexios Komnenos 35 

b c Choisir - Alexiade (Montjeu)

4 9-8
101
4 9-8
101

Useful colt. C&D winner. 6¾ lengths fourth of 7 to Making Light in listed race at Cork (8f, good, 8/1) 35 days ago.

Useful colt. C&D winner. 6¾ lengths fourth of 7 to Making Light in listed race at Cork (8f, good, 8/1) 35 days ago.

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2 (9)
07-9683
iT
Emerald green, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star (Ballylinch Stud & Alain Jathiere & Zalim Bifov)

Fas 56 

b c Fastnet Rock - Sotka (Dutch Art)

4 9-8 t
105
4 9-8 t
105

Useful colt. Excellent 2¼ lengths third of 7 to Larchmont Lad in Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh (7f, good to firm, 40/1) 56 days ago.

Useful colt. Excellent 2¼ lengths third of 7 to Larchmont Lad in Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh (7f, good to firm, 40/1) 56 days ago.

3 (1)
160530
iT
Purple, light green star, light green stars on sleeves, light green star on cap (Ms Fiona Carmichael)

Marshall Jennings 5 

b g Lawman - Zuniga's Date (Diesis)

6 9-8
97
6 9-8
97

Useful gelding. Latest win at Naas in May. 20/1, well-beaten tenth of 15 to Panstarr in listed race at Listowel (9f, soft) 5 days ago. Difficult ask.

Useful gelding. Latest win at Naas in May. 20/1, well-beaten tenth of 15 to Panstarr in listed race at Listowel (9f, soft) 5 days ago. Difficult ask.

4 (7)
4-45221
iT
Forest Green, White ball, White Seams on Sleeves, Red Cap (Jon Kelly)

Pincheck 30 

b g Invincible Spirit - Arty Crafty (Arch)

4 9-8
111
4 9-8
111

Smart gelding. Career best when winning 8-runner Desmond Stakes at this C&D (good, 10/1) 30 days ago by 3¼ lengths from Masaarr, kept up to work.

Smart gelding. Career best when winning 8-runner Desmond Stakes at this C&D (good, 10/1) 30 days ago by 3¼ lengths from Masaarr, kept up to work.

5 (4)
31431-1
iT
White, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap (Sean Jones)

Psychedelic Funk (GB)  155 

ch c Choisir - Parabola (Galileo)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Smart colt. 5/1, career best when winning 6-runner Gladness Stakes at Naas (7f, heavy) by 2¼ lengths from Downforce, driven out. Off 155 days. Tongue strap on 1st time. Expected to be bang there.

Smart colt. 5/1, career best when winning 6-runner Gladness Stakes at Naas (7f, heavy) by 2¼ lengths from Downforce, driven out. Off 155 days. Tongue strap on 1st time. Expected to be bang there.

6 (8)
191530
iT
Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Zorion (GB)  14 

b c Smart Strike - Zofzig (Golden Missile)

4 9-8
103
4 9-8
103

Smart colt. C&D winner. Latest win here in June. 7¼ lengths fourteenth of 21 to Kenya in handicap (20/1) at the Curragh (8f, good to soft) 14 days ago.

Smart colt. C&D winner. Latest win here in June. 7¼ lengths fourteenth of 21 to Kenya in handicap (20/1) at the Curragh (8f, good to soft) 14 days ago.

7 (5)
21-1331
iT
Black, white slvs, red cap, black star (Moyglare Stud Farm)

Making Light 35 

b f Tamayuz - Instant Sparkle (Danehill)

4 9-5
112
4 9-5
112

Smart filly. Course winner. 2 wins from 4 runs this year. Career best when winning 7-runner listed race (3/1) at Cork (8f, good) 35 days ago by 3 lengths from Pincheck, readily. Enters calculations.

Smart filly. Course winner. 2 wins from 4 runs this year. Career best when winning 7-runner listed race (3/1) at Cork (8f, good) 35 days ago by 3 lengths from Pincheck, readily. Enters calculations.

8 (3)
11-3701
iT
pink (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Kenya 14 

b c Galileo - Tender Morn (Dayjur)

3 9-3 t
106
3 9-3 t
106

Smart colt. Course winner. Career best when winning 21-runner handicap at the Curragh (8f, good to soft, 20/1) 14 days ago, forging clear. Should continue to give a good account.

Smart colt. Course winner. Career best when winning 21-runner handicap at the Curragh (8f, good to soft, 20/1) 14 days ago, forging clear. Should continue to give a good account.

9 (6)
331
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Prepare For Battle (USA)  10 

ch c Declaration Of War - Red Carpet Miss (Malibu Moon)

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

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 4/9, won 12-runner maiden at Gowran (9.5f, good) 10 days ago, impressively.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 4/9, won 12-runner maiden at Gowran (9.5f, good) 10 days ago, impressively.

10 (2)
1-1186
iT
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold fringe (Al Shaqab Racing)

Zihba 30 

b c Choisir - Fancy Vivid (Galileo)

3 9-3
108
3 9-3
108

Lightly-raced winner. C&D winner. 2 wins from 4 runs this year. Latest win here in May. 8 lengths sixth of 8 to Pincheck in Desmond Stakes (5/1) at this C&D (good) 30 days ago.

Lightly-raced winner. C&D winner. 2 wins from 4 runs this year. Latest win here in May. 8 lengths sixth of 8 to Pincheck in Desmond Stakes (5/1) at this C&D (good) 30 days ago.

11 (11)
308415
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

I Can Fly (GB)  16 

b f Fastnet Rock - Madonna Dell'orto (Montjeu)

3 9-0
103
3 9-0
103

Useful filly. Bit below form 3¾ lengths fifth of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes (2/1) at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago, slowly away. Open to progress.

Useful filly. Bit below form 3¾ lengths fifth of 13 to One Master in Fairy Bridge Stakes (2/1) at Tipperary (7.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago, slowly away. Open to progress.

Verdict

Kenya ran away with the Irish Cambridgeshire two weeks ago and must enter calculations now returning to Pattern company (already a Group 3 winner over 7f here), but PINCHECK shades the verdict. Jessica Harrington's inmate is a wonderfully consistent individual and produced a career-best effort when impressively landing the Group 3 Desmond Stakes over C&D last time. If able to reproduce that level of performance, he is sure to play a leading role. Top-rated Making Light beat the selection at Cork on her latest outing so she also demands respect.

Verdict

PSYCHEDELIC FUNK looked better than ever when defying a penalty in a Group 3 at Naas on his return in April and looks well worth another crack at this level. Aidan O'Brien holds a strong hand, notably with Kenya and I Can Fly.

18:35 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Sep 2018

QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner €712,500 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 2f

Good to Firm

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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 (1)
131-118
iT
Yellow, black epaulettes, yellow cap (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum)

Addeybb 119 

ch g Pivotal - Bush Cat (Kingmambo)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Very smart gelding. 7/2, below form 9¾ lengths eighth of 14 to Rhododendron in Lockinge Stakes at Newbury (8f, good to firm). Off 119 days and up in trip.

Very smart gelding. 7/2, below form 9¾ lengths eighth of 14 to Rhododendron in Lockinge Stakes at Newbury (8f, good to firm). Off 119 days and up in trip.

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2 (5)
250262
iT
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Fitri Hay & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Deauville 20 

b c Galileo - Walklikeanegyptian (Danehill)

5 9-7 b
109
5 9-7 b
109

Smart horse. 11/4, respectable nose second of 7 to Beautiful Morning in Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 20 days ago. Blinkers back on but this is a difficult ask.

Smart horse. 11/4, respectable nose second of 7 to Beautiful Morning in Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 20 days ago. Blinkers back on but this is a difficult ask.

3 (3)
2-41969
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Rhododendron 27 

b f Galileo - Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal)

4 9-4 b1
117
4 9-4 b1
117

Very smart filly. 6/1 and blinkered for first time, tailed-off last of 9 to Nonza in Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville (9.9f, good) 27 days ago, possibly amiss. Others more persuasive.

Very smart filly. 6/1 and blinkered for first time, tailed-off last of 9 to Nonza in Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville (9.9f, good) 27 days ago, possibly amiss. Others more persuasive.

4 (8)
351311
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel (Qatar Racing Limited)

Roaring Lion (USA)  24 

gre c Kitten's Joy - Vionnet (Street Sense)

3 9-1
126
3 9-1
126

Top-class colt. 3/1, career best when winning 8-runner International Stakes at York (10.2f, good to firm) 24 days ago by 3¼ lengths from Poet's Word, plenty in hand. Very much the one to beat.

Top-class colt. 3/1, career best when winning 8-runner International Stakes at York (10.2f, good to firm) 24 days ago by 3¼ lengths from Poet's Word, plenty in hand. Very much the one to beat.

5 (2)
1-14324
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Saxon Warrior (JPN)  24 

b c Deep Impact - Maybe (Galileo)

3 9-1
120
3 9-1
120

Very smart colt. Won 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. 9/2, creditable 5 lengths fourth of 8 to Roaring Lion in International Stakes at York (10.2f, good to firm) 24 days ago.

Very smart colt. Won 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. 9/2, creditable 5 lengths fourth of 8 to Roaring Lion in International Stakes at York (10.2f, good to firm) 24 days ago.

6 (7)
1-2113
iT
Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd)

Study Of Man 31 

bay c Deep Impact - Second Happiness (Storm Cat)

3 9-1
115
3 9-1
115

Smart colt. Latest win at Chantilly in June. 8/10, 6 lengths third of 7 to Knight To Behold in Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville (9.9f, good) 31 days ago.

Smart colt. Latest win at Chantilly in June. 8/10, 6 lengths third of 7 to Knight To Behold in Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville (9.9f, good) 31 days ago.

7 (4)
1214-4
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Verbal Dexterity 20 

b c Vocalised - Lonrach (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 9-1 t
115
3 9-1 t
115

Lightly-raced winner. 5/2 and tongue strap on for first time, 1¼ lengths fourth of 7 to Beautiful Morning in Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 20 days ago.

Lightly-raced winner. 5/2 and tongue strap on for first time, 1¼ lengths fourth of 7 to Beautiful Morning in Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 20 days ago.

8 (6)
214317
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Athena 35 

b f Camelot - Cherry Hinton (Green Desert)

3 8-12 h1
113
3 8-12 h1
113

Smart filly. 36/10, 3¼ lengths seventh of 9 to Sistercharlie in Beverly D Stakes at Arlington (9.5f, firm) 35 days ago. Hood on first time. Plenty to find on form.

Smart filly. 36/10, 3¼ lengths seventh of 9 to Sistercharlie in Beverly D Stakes at Arlington (9.5f, firm) 35 days ago. Hood on first time. Plenty to find on form.

Verdict

Based on their clashes in the Epsom Derby, Coral-Eclipse and in the Juddmonte International at York last month, ROARING LION appears to have the upper hand on English 2000 Guineas hero Saxon Warrior now, and he can make his first visit to Ireland a winning one. John Gosden's colt was ultra-impressive on the Knavesmire and conditions are in his favour again. His old foe is likely to put up most resistance, while French raider Study Of Man adds an extra dimension to the race. He would have a squeak on his Prix du Jockey Club success at Chantilly two starts ago but disappointed last time.

Verdict

ROARING LION has emphatically overtaken old rival Saxon Warrior this season, producing a devastating turn of foot in the International Stakes at York 3 weeks ago and a repeat of that performance would make him very hard to beat. There's perhaps value in finding a different forecast option, with Addeybb fresh back from a break.