17:55 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Jul 2017

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Claiming Race (Plus 10) (2YO only)

Winner €12,320 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: High

1

7f

Good

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1 (1)
96
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Dark green & red diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, dark green cap, red diamonds (G Callanan)

Moonstone Rose 20 

b f Arcano - Allofus (Celtic Swing)

2 8-13
-
2 8-13
-

Twice-raced maiden. 20/1, sixth of 10 in maiden at Bellewstown (7.9f, good) 20 days ago. Just modest form in 2 runs so far and more needed.

Twice-raced maiden. 20/1, sixth of 10 in maiden at Bellewstown (7.9f, good) 20 days ago. Just modest form in 2 runs so far and more needed.

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2 (7)
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Black, maroon star, striped cap (Ms Mary Slack)

Muizenberg Rock 

b c Rock Of Gibraltar - Muizenberg Nights (Shamardal)

2 8-11
-
2 8-11
-

Foaled March 25. Rock of Gibraltar colt. Dam, 6f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 7.4f Lady Wingshot out of useful 1¼m-13.4f winner Nassma. Worth a look in the betting.

Foaled March 25. Rock of Gibraltar colt. Dam, 6f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 7.4f Lady Wingshot out of useful 1¼m-13.4f winner Nassma. Worth a look in the betting.

3 (3)
040
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Royal blue, buff seams, royal blue cap (Patrick Prendergast)

Shecanrally 5 

b f Arcano - Morality (Elusive Quality)

2 8-11 t1 h1
-
2 8-11 t1 h1
-

Thrice-raced maiden. 25/1, fourteenth of 15 in maiden at Gowran (7f, good to soft) 5 days ago, hampered. Hood on 1st time, tongue strap on 1st time. Improvement needed.

Thrice-raced maiden. 25/1, fourteenth of 15 in maiden at Gowran (7f, good to soft) 5 days ago, hampered. Hood on 1st time, tongue strap on 1st time. Improvement needed.

4 (2)
6094
iT
Royal blue (Mrs P K Cooper)

Ballot Box (GB)  11 

br f Big Bad Bob - Represent (Exceed and Excel)

2 8-10
69
2 8-10
69

Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable fourth of 8 in nursery at the Curragh (6f, good to firm, 10/1) 11 days ago. Gets the vote.

Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable fourth of 8 in nursery at the Curragh (6f, good to firm, 10/1) 11 days ago. Gets the vote.

5 (6)
54
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Grey, orange disc, grey cap (Gary Devlin & Ms Hazel McGuinness)

Island Affair 22 

b f Tagula - Subtle Affair (Barathea)

2 8-9 h
-
2 8-9 h
-

Twice-raced maiden. 6/1, fourth of 6 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 22 days ago, again taking strong hold.

Twice-raced maiden. 6/1, fourth of 6 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 22 days ago, again taking strong hold.

6 (4)
6
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Yellow, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap (Anamoine Limited)

Brian's Bride 74 

br f Big Bad Bob - Danzelline (Danzero)

2 8-8 (ow1)
-
2 8-8 (ow1)
-

Once-raced maiden. 5/1, sixth of 8 in maiden at the Curragh (5f, good) on debut 74 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Trainer going well. Likely to improve.

Once-raced maiden. 5/1, sixth of 8 in maiden at the Curragh (5f, good) on debut 74 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Trainer going well. Likely to improve.

7 (5)
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Yellow, red epaulettes & sleeves, blue cap (Anamoine Limited)

Palariva 

b f Palavicini - Pairumani Princess (Pairumani Star)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Foaled March 31. Palavicini filly. Half-sister to winner up to 8.6f Pairumani Prince. Dam, 2-y-o 1m winner, half-sister to smart 1m-1½m winner Persian Lightning. Stable in good form.

Foaled March 31. Palavicini filly. Half-sister to winner up to 8.6f Pairumani Prince. Dam, 2-y-o 1m winner, half-sister to smart 1m-1½m winner Persian Lightning. Stable in good form.

8 (8)
8
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Purple, white stars, pink sleeves, mauve cap, white stars (Barry White Partnership)

Play Your Part 13 

bay f Most Improved - Pinkisthecolour (Red Clubs)

2 8-8
-
2 8-8
-

Once-raced maiden. Eighth of 9 in maiden (10/1) at Navan (5f, good to firm) on debut 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Once-raced maiden. Eighth of 9 in maiden (10/1) at Navan (5f, good to firm) on debut 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Verdict

BALLOT BOX contested some decent maidens earlier in the year and she was not disgraced when finishing fourth in a competitive handicap at the Curragh last time out. Island Affair has shown promise in both of her starts to date and she could prove to be the main danger. However, Muizenberg Rock is related to plenty of winners and any market support for him would have to be noted.

Verdict

A repeat of the form BALLOT BOX showed when fourth on her nursery debut at the Curragh a fortnight ago should be good enough to see her win this claimer. Brian's Bride is bred to be useful and could leave the form of her first run in May behind now dropped in grade. Any market support for newcomers Muizenberg Rock or Palariva would have to be noted.

18:25 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Jul 2017

Frank Conroy Irish EBF Maiden (Plus 10) (2YO only)

Winner €10,780 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Good

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1 (5)
4
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Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Change Of Velocity 12 

b c Teofilo - Tiffilia (Macho Uno)

2 9-5 t
-
2 9-5 t
-

Once-raced colt. 5/1 and tongue strap on, fourth of 13 in maiden at the Curragh (7f, firm) on debut 12 days ago, not knocked about. Should improve.

Once-raced colt. 5/1 and tongue strap on, fourth of 13 in maiden at the Curragh (7f, firm) on debut 12 days ago, not knocked about. Should improve.

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03
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Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Coat Of Arms 35 

b c Galileo - La Traviata (Johannesburg)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Twice-raced colt. 8/1, third of 8 in maiden at this C&D (good) 35 days ago. Trainer going well. Should have more to offer.

Twice-raced colt. 8/1, third of 8 in maiden at this C&D (good) 35 days ago. Trainer going well. Should have more to offer.

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

Delano Roosevelt 

b c Galileo - Again (Danehill Dancer)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled February 4. Galileo colt. Brother to useful 2-y-o 7.4f/1m winner Indian Maharaja. Dam 7f/1m winner (including at 2 yrs) who should have stayed 1¼m. Yard having good spell.

Foaled February 4. Galileo colt. Brother to useful 2-y-o 7.4f/1m winner Indian Maharaja. Dam 7f/1m winner (including at 2 yrs) who should have stayed 1¼m. Yard having good spell.

4 (6)
85
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Black, gold chevrons (Calumet Farm)

Drapers Guild (GB)  35 

ch c Dutch Art - Euroceleb (Peintre Celebre)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Twice-raced colt. 16/1, fifth of 8 in maiden at this C&D (good) 35 days ago.

Twice-raced colt. 16/1, fifth of 8 in maiden at this C&D (good) 35 days ago.

5 (1)
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White, dark green chevron, dark green chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap (Shane Leahy)

It's Paddys Day 

b c Thewayyouare - Rogha Na Mban (Choisir)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled March 17. €3,000 foal, Thewayyouare colt. Dam maiden (stayed 6f).

Foaled March 17. €3,000 foal, Thewayyouare colt. Dam maiden (stayed 6f).

6 (2)
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pink (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Nelson 

b c Frankel - Moonstone (Dalakhani)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled April 11. Frankel colt. Closely related to very smart 1¼m-12.3f winner Us Army Ranger and half-brother to 3 winners, including useful winner up to 1½m Words. Dam 1½m winner.

Foaled April 11. Frankel colt. Closely related to very smart 1¼m-12.3f winner Us Army Ranger and half-brother to 3 winners, including useful winner up to 1½m Words. Dam 1½m winner.

7 (4)
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Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves, yellow star on cap (China Horse Club International Ltd)

Overcoming 

b c Kodiac - Causeway Charm (Giant's Causeway)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled April 14. €340,000 yearling, Kodiac colt. Closely related to useful 2-y-o 6f/7f winner Lily Rules and half-brother to 5f/6f winner Seeking Approval and 2-y-o 1m winner D'niro.

Foaled April 14. €340,000 yearling, Kodiac colt. Closely related to useful 2-y-o 6f/7f winner Lily Rules and half-brother to 5f/6f winner Seeking Approval and 2-y-o 1m winner D'niro.

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

Warm The Voice 

b c Vocalised - Heir Today (Princely Heir)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled March 30. Vocalised colt. Brother to 1m winner Vocal Heir and half-brother to winner by Skimming. Dam 2-y-o 6f winner.

Foaled March 30. Vocalised colt. Brother to 1m winner Vocal Heir and half-brother to winner by Skimming. Dam 2-y-o 6f winner.

Verdict

Change Of Velocity and Coat Of Arms both warrant respect but they appear to be vulnerable to some very well-bred newcomers in this field. Nelson, a Frankel half-brother to US Army Ranger, and Delano Roosevelt both make plenty of appeal but they are likely to improve for the run tonight. With that in mind, the preference is for OVERCOMING, a son of Kodiac who cost 340,000 euro as a yearling.

Verdict

COAT OF ARMS left his debut well behind when third over C&D 5 weeks ago and sets a high standard. Change of Velocity shaped well on his debut at the Curragh and is next best ahead of the superbly-bred Nelson.

18:55 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Jul 2017

Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (2YO only)

Winner €35,400 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

7f

Good

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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 (1)
iT
Light green & dark green diamonds (F Gillespie)

Betsey Trotter 

b f Camacho - Inourthoughts (Desert Style)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Foaled March 18. 125,000 gns yearling, Camacho filly. Closely related to 2-y-o 5f winner Tilly Trotter and half-sister to 2-y-o 6f winner Focusofourthoughts. Stiff task on debut.

Foaled March 18. 125,000 gns yearling, Camacho filly. Closely related to 2-y-o 5f winner Tilly Trotter and half-sister to 2-y-o 6f winner Focusofourthoughts. Stiff task on debut.

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221
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Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Dawn Delivers (GB)  11 

ch f Dawn Approach - Siyasa (Rahy)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 4/7, won 11-runner maiden at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 11 days ago, bit in hand. Open to improvement.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 4/7, won 11-runner maiden at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 11 days ago, bit in hand. Open to improvement.

3 (5)
41
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Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap (Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier)

Easter Lily 14 

ch f Galileo - Chanting (Danehill)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Promising sort. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 10-runner maiden at this C&D (good to firm, 2/1) 14 days ago, readily. Yard in good form. Should have more to offer.

Promising sort. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 10-runner maiden at this C&D (good to firm, 2/1) 14 days ago, readily. Yard in good form. Should have more to offer.

4 (2)
311
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap (Qatar Racing Limited)

Golden Spell (GB)  11 

b f Al Kazeem - Cross Pattee (Oasis Dream)

2 9-0
93
2 9-0
93

Promising type. 2 wins from 3 runs this year. Won 8-runner nursery (11/4) at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 11 days ago, readily. Obvious claims.

Promising type. 2 wins from 3 runs this year. Won 8-runner nursery (11/4) at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 11 days ago, readily. Obvious claims.

5 (3)
71
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Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Happily 27 

b f Galileo - You'resothrilling (Storm Cat)

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

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 9-runner maiden at the Curragh (7f, good to soft, 8/11) 27 days ago by 1¾ lengths from Shalailah. Stable having good spell. Should progress.

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Won 9-runner maiden at the Curragh (7f, good to soft, 8/11) 27 days ago by 1¾ lengths from Shalailah. Stable having good spell. Should progress.

6 (4)
72
iT
White, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap (Sean Jones)

Shalailah 27 

b f Showcasing - Perfect Venture (Bahamian Bounty)

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

Twice-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, 1¾ lengths second of 9 to Happily in maiden at the Curragh (7f, good to soft, 6/1) 27 days ago, no match for winner. Open to progress.

Twice-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, 1¾ lengths second of 9 to Happily in maiden at the Curragh (7f, good to soft, 6/1) 27 days ago, no match for winner. Open to progress.

Verdict

HAPPILY, a full-sister to the top-class performer Gleneagles, clearly needed her debut experience and she left that form well behind when winning at the Curragh on her second appearance. That appeared to be a strong maiden and she is well worth a go at this level. Golden Spell proved that she was underestimated by an opening mark of 87 last time out and she is a really likeable type. Easter Lily has a similar profile to the selection and she warrants plenty of respect.

Verdict

GOLDEN SPELL looked pretty useful when following up her maiden success in good style switched to nurseries at the Curragh 11 days ago and sets the standard. Obviously there's plenty of potential in opposition with 3 other last-time-out winners in the field, headed by Aidan O'Brien's pair Happily and Easter Lily.

19:30 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Jul 2017

Jra Tyros Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (2YO only)

Winner €35,400 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: High

4

7f

Good

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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)
621
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Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)

Berkeley Square 21 

ch c Galileo - Homecoming Queen (Holy Roman Emperor)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 5-runner maiden (1/5) at Tipperary (7.4f, good to firm) 21 days ago, pushed out. Yard in good form. Likely to improve.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 5-runner maiden (1/5) at Tipperary (7.4f, good to firm) 21 days ago, pushed out. Yard in good form. Likely to improve.

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2 (4)
441
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Purple & white hoops, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap (Joanne Lavery)

Burgundy Boy 17 

g c Red Jazz - Zibaline (Linamix)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 7-runner maiden at Roscommon (7f, good to soft, 10/3) 17 days ago. Open to improvement.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 7-runner maiden at Roscommon (7f, good to soft, 10/3) 17 days ago. Open to improvement.

3 (5)
221
iT
Red, yellow stars, red sleeves & cap (Persian Red Partnership)

Red Persian 35 

ch g Haatef - Wajaha (Haafhd)

2 9-3
85
2 9-3
85

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 8-runner minor event at this C&D (good, 5/2) 35 days ago, suited by increase in trip. Difficult ask.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 8-runner minor event at this C&D (good, 5/2) 35 days ago, suited by increase in trip. Difficult ask.

4 (3)
61
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Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

The Pentagon 12 

b c Galileo - Vadawina (Unfuwain)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Promising type. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 9/2, won 13-runner maiden at the Curragh (7f, firm) 12 days ago, storming clear. Yard in good form. Standard bearer.

Promising type. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 9/2, won 13-runner maiden at the Curragh (7f, firm) 12 days ago, storming clear. Yard in good form. Standard bearer.

5 (6)
12
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White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Theobald 12 

ch c Teofilo - Sanaara (Anabaa)

2 9-3
-
2 9-3
-

Promising type. Course winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 1¾ lengths second of 5 to Actress in Anglesey Stakes (10/3) at the Curragh (6.3f, firm) 12 days ago, inadequate test. Open to progress.

Promising type. Course winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. 1¾ lengths second of 5 to Actress in Anglesey Stakes (10/3) at the Curragh (6.3f, firm) 12 days ago, inadequate test. Open to progress.

6 (1)
322
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Dark green, dark green & pink hooped sleeves, dark green cap (Gaelic Thoroughbreds)

Would Be King 25 

b c Lethal Force - Smart Coco (Smarty Jones)

2 9-3
97
2 9-3
97

Thrice-raced maiden. 6/4, second of 11 in maiden at the Curragh (7f, good) 25 days ago, no match for winner. Yard having good spell.

Thrice-raced maiden. 6/4, second of 11 in maiden at the Curragh (7f, good) 25 days ago, no match for winner. Yard having good spell.

Verdict

Aiden O'Brien has won six of the last nine renewals of this race with the likes of Churchill, Gleneagles and Rip Van Winkle. The pick of his representatives this year appears to be THE PENTAGON, who made a huge impression when winning a Curragh maiden on his second start a couple of weeks ago. That performance suggested that he was a potentially top-class juvenile and tonight will be the acid test for him. Theobald was not disgraced when second in the Anglesey recently and he appears to be the main threat to the selection. The rest need to improve to be successful but Berkeley Square is the pick of them.

Verdict

THE PENTAGON left his debut form well behind in devastating fashion at the Curragh 12 days ago, going straight to the top of the Derby betting in the process, and can take this step up in class in his stride. Theobald brings Group form to the table after his second in a Group 3 at the Curragh at the same meeting and is the obvious threat.

20:00 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Jul 2017

Stunning Handicap (45-75) (3YO only)

Winner €6,775 - 20 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Good

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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)
68-05
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Black, red triple diamond, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (John Troy)

Maison Bleu (GB)  28 

b f Nathaniel - Monaco Dream (Hawk Wing)

3 10-0
73
3 10-0
73

Lightly-raced maiden. Fifth of 7 in handicap at Tipperary (9f, good, 8/1) 28 days ago. Others have achieved more.

Lightly-raced maiden. Fifth of 7 in handicap at Tipperary (9f, good, 8/1) 28 days ago. Others have achieved more.

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2 (3)
07562
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Dark green, beige seams, striped sleeves, dark green cap (JP Murtagh Racing)

Discovery Lad 13 

b g Henrythenavigator - Melovia (Cape Cross)

3 9-13 t
72
3 9-13 t
72

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/2 and tongue strap on for 1st time, respectable second of 6 in claimer at Navan (10f, good to firm) 13 days ago, running on. Makes handicap debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/2 and tongue strap on for 1st time, respectable second of 6 in claimer at Navan (10f, good to firm) 13 days ago, running on. Makes handicap debut.

3 (8)
905102
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Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap (Mrs A M O'Brien)

Sweetasever 12 

br f Power - In My Dreams (Sadler's Wells)

3 9-13
72
3 9-13
72

Latest win at Navan in June. 7/2, creditable second of 5 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft) 12 days ago. Can give a good account.

Latest win at Navan in June. 7/2, creditable second of 5 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft) 12 days ago. Can give a good account.

4 (16)
88-0314
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Lime green, purple sleeves, white cap (J Connaughton)

Cloudy Miss 8 

ch f Shamardal - Airline Hostess (Sadler's Wells)

3 9-10
69
3 9-10
69

Winner at Bellewstown in July. 10/3, bit below form fourth of 13 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, good to soft) 8 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Winner at Bellewstown in July. 10/3, bit below form fourth of 13 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, good to soft) 8 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

5 (15)
05-9235
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Brown, yellow star & stars on sleeves, brown cap, white star (Michael L Keating)

Nimitz 32 

b g Casamento - Siphon Melody (Siphon)

3 9-10
69
3 9-10
69

Fifth of 7 in handicap (11/4) at Gowran (9.4f, good) 32 days ago, not ideally placed. Shortlist material.

Fifth of 7 in handicap (11/4) at Gowran (9.4f, good) 32 days ago, not ideally placed. Shortlist material.

6 (19)
744
iT
Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Gloves On 15 

b g Teofilo - Tiffed (Seattle Slew)

3 9-9
68
3 9-9
68

Thrice-raced maiden. Fourth of 9 in maiden (7/1) at Dundalk (8f) 15 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Needs to bounce back.

Thrice-raced maiden. Fourth of 9 in maiden (7/1) at Dundalk (8f) 15 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Needs to bounce back.

7 (11)
05-7
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Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves, white cap (Godolphin)

Soft Kiss (USA)  15 

b f Bernardini - Sunshine Song (War Chant)

3 9-8 v
67
3 9-8 v
67

Thrice-raced maiden. Visored for 1st time, seventh of 9 in maiden (20/1) at Dundalk (8f) 15 days ago, folding tamely. Makes handicap debut. Plenty to find on form.

Thrice-raced maiden. Visored for 1st time, seventh of 9 in maiden (20/1) at Dundalk (8f) 15 days ago, folding tamely. Makes handicap debut. Plenty to find on form.

8 (1)
6-78500
iT
Purple, light green star, light green stars on sleeves, light green star on cap (Carmichael Jennings Partnership)

One Liner (GB)  40 

b g Delegator - Quip (Green Desert)

3 9-7 p
66
3 9-7 p
66

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, thirteenth of 14 in handicap at Limerick (6.7f, good to firm, 14/1) 40 days ago.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, thirteenth of 14 in handicap at Limerick (6.7f, good to firm, 14/1) 40 days ago.

9 (7)
66-9
iT
Emerald green, royal blue chevron & sleeves, check cap (J P Farrell)

Pedisnap 37 

b f Footstepsinthesand - Snap Alam (Alamshar)

3 9-6 h
65
3 9-6 h
65

Thrice-raced maiden. Hooded for 1st time, first run since leaving Mrs D. A. Love when ninth of 14 in maiden (25/1) at Naas (7f, good) 37 days ago. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Hooded for 1st time, first run since leaving Mrs D. A. Love when ninth of 14 in maiden (25/1) at Naas (7f, good) 37 days ago. Makes handicap debut.

10 (17)
347094
iT
Royal blue, black seams, striped sleeves, black cap (Henson Syndicate)

Boy Charlton 15 

b c Tagula - Funcheon Vale (Acclamation)

3 9-3 t
62
3 9-3 t
62

7/1, bit below form fourth of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 15 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

7/1, bit below form fourth of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 15 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

11 (20)
40-4000
iT
Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars (Mrs S Rowley-Williams)

Shawami 32 

b f Acclamation - Valeur (Rock Of Gibraltar)

3 9-1 t
60
3 9-1 t
60

10/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, tenth of 11 in handicap at Gowran (7f, good) 32 days ago.

10/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, tenth of 11 in handicap at Gowran (7f, good) 32 days ago.

12 (14)
0900
iT
Light blue, dark blue inverted triangle, light blue sleeves, dark blue seams, quartered cap (River Syndicate)

Casuist 7 

b f Casamento - Erreur (Desert King)

3 8-12
57
3 8-12
57

Lightly-raced maiden. Tenth of 13 in handicap at this course (7.1f, good to soft, 25/1) 7 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Tenth of 13 in handicap at this course (7.1f, good to soft, 25/1) 7 days ago.

13 (4)
937-0
iT
White, green 'v', gold cap (Michael H Keogh)

Rooney O'Mara (GB)  20 

ch f Dragon Pulse - Date Mate (Thorn Dance)

3 8-12
57
3 8-12
57

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, 11¾ lengths tenth of 13 to Cloudy Miss in handicap at Bellewstown (7.9f, good) 20 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, 11¾ lengths tenth of 13 to Cloudy Miss in handicap at Bellewstown (7.9f, good) 20 days ago.

14 (13)
006
iT
Red, emerald green star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star (Frederick J Rooney & Padraig O'Sullivan)

Jills Back 29 

b f Alfred Nobel - Jills Ballet (Imperial Ballet)

3 8-10
55
3 8-10
55

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 11 in maiden at Naas (8f, good to soft, 66/1) 29 days ago, never nearer. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 11 in maiden at Naas (8f, good to soft, 66/1) 29 days ago, never nearer. Makes handicap debut.

15 (18)
88-2873
iT
Dark blue & pink chevrons, dark blue sleeves, pink cap (D J Walker)

Magwadiri 8 

b g Casamento - Hankering (Missed Flight)

3 8-10 t
55
3 8-10 t
55

Respectable third of 13 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, good to soft, 14/1) 8 days ago. Can make presence felt.

Respectable third of 13 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, good to soft, 14/1) 8 days ago. Can make presence felt.

16 (9)
0-47350
iT
Red & black chevrons, black sleeves, red stars, red cap, black star (Lester Cassidy)

Olly's Folly (GB)  15 

b g Poet's Voice - Pearl Diva (Acclamation)

3 8-8 b
53
3 8-8 b
53

7/1, last of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 15 days ago, doing too much too soon. Blinkers back on. Others more persuasive.

7/1, last of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 15 days ago, doing too much too soon. Blinkers back on. Others more persuasive.

17 (5)
468-539
iT
Green & red hoops, white cap (Mrs John Harrington)

Blue Book 23 

br f Big Bad Bob - Meduse Bleu (Medicean)

3 8-7
52
3 8-7
52

Ninth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Gowran (9.5f, good) 23 days ago.

Ninth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Gowran (9.5f, good) 23 days ago.

18 (10)
070-70
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Galuminous 5 

b f Intense Focus - Luminous One (Galileo)

3 8-7 p1
52
3 8-7 p1
52

Lightly-raced maiden. Eleventh of 15 in handicap at Gowran (7f, good to soft, 16/1) 5 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Difficult ask.

Lightly-raced maiden. Eleventh of 15 in handicap at Gowran (7f, good to soft, 16/1) 5 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Difficult ask.

19 (6)
068-605
iT
Yellow, royal blue braces & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamonds (Real People Syndicate)

Cascar Cavcha 35 

b g Sir Prancealot - Blue Mimosa (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 8-5 t p1
50
3 8-5 t p1
50

12/1, good fifth of 9 in handicap at this C&D (good) 35 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

12/1, good fifth of 9 in handicap at this C&D (good) 35 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

20 (12)
740493
iT
Maroon, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots (Mrs Paul Deegan)

Milish 23 

ch f Rule of Law - Lovingit (Fasliyev)

3 8-4 t p
49 2
3 8-4 t p
49 2

Good third of 15 in handicap (33/1) at Gowran (9.5f, good) 23 days ago, faring best of those held up. Cheekpieces back on.

Good third of 15 in handicap (33/1) at Gowran (9.5f, good) 23 days ago, faring best of those held up. Cheekpieces back on.

Verdict

SWEETASEVER was only narrowly denied at Hamilton earlier in the month and that proved that she can be competitive of this kind of mark. Nimitz remains a maiden but he is 3lb better off with the selection based on their Navan meeting last month. Cloudy Miss was disappointing when last seen but is a player based on her previous success, while Magwadiri and Blue Book are others to note in a wide-open event.

Verdict

NIMITZ has clearly made a positive start to life in handicaps and remains one to be positive about having not been seen to best effect at Gowran last time. Cloudy Miss and Gloves On head the dangers.

20:30 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Jul 2017

Horse Racing Organisation Of Greece S.A. Race (3YO only)

Winner €12,914 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

1m 4f

Good

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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 (3)
317429
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap (Qatar Racing Limited)

Act Of Valour (GB)  17 

b c Harbour Watch - B Berry Brandy (Event of the Year)

3 9-8 p
97
3 9-8 p
97

Useful colt. Winner at Roscommon in May. 9/1, 5¼ lengths ninth of 10 to Flying Fairies in listed race at Roscommon (11.6f, good to soft) 17 days ago. Big shout on pick of his form.

Useful colt. Winner at Roscommon in May. 9/1, 5¼ lengths ninth of 10 to Flying Fairies in listed race at Roscommon (11.6f, good to soft) 17 days ago. Big shout on pick of his form.

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2 (4)
7-31446
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)

Belgravia 25 

b c Galileo - Love Me True (Kingmambo)

3 9-8 t b
99
3 9-8 t b
99

Useful colt. C&D winner in May. 3/1, 20¾ lengths sixth of 7 to Rekindling in Curragh Cup at the Curragh (14f, good) 25 days ago. Yard having good spell. Leading claims.

Useful colt. C&D winner in May. 3/1, 20¾ lengths sixth of 7 to Rekindling in Curragh Cup at the Curragh (14f, good) 25 days ago. Yard having good spell. Leading claims.

3 (1)
222211
iT
Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Clongowes 27 

b c New Approach - Punctilious (Danehill)

3 9-8
94
3 9-8
94

Useful colt. 2 wins from 6 runs this year. 5/2, career best when winning 7-runner handicap at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 27 days ago, having run of race. Improving and hard to discount.

Useful colt. 2 wins from 6 runs this year. 5/2, career best when winning 7-runner handicap at the Curragh (10f, good to soft) 27 days ago, having run of race. Improving and hard to discount.

4 (2)
144-535
iT
Red, grey star, grey stars on sleeves, grey star on cap (George Turner & Clipper Logistics Group Ltd)

Percy 33 

bay g Kodiac - Bysshe (Linamix)

3 9-8
98
3 9-8
98

Useful gelding. Creditable 4¾ lengths fifth of 9 to Clongowes in handicap (6/1) at Down Royal (12.7f, good to firm) 33 days ago. Yard in good form.

Useful gelding. Creditable 4¾ lengths fifth of 9 to Clongowes in handicap (6/1) at Down Royal (12.7f, good to firm) 33 days ago. Yard in good form.

Verdict

BELGRAVIA found a Group 2 too hot to handle at the Curragh earlier this month, though he had previously looked progressive and was the pick of Ryan Moore on that day from two Ballydoyle runners. He had his excuses and this drop in distance could see the former course and distance winner get back on track. Clongowes was beaten by the selection in May but has won his last two since, while Act Of Valour and Percy both arrive with a bit to find.

Verdict

Queen's Vase-fourth BELGRAVIA looks the one to beat back at the scene of his maiden win over C&D. Clongowes seeks a hat-trick after 2 wins in handicaps and could be the one for the forecast.

21:00 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Jul 2017

Sorec Morocco Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

7

1m 7f

Good

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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)
39170-0
iT
Dark blue, yellow seams, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap (Striking Gold Partnership)

Striking Gold (GB)  54 (13J) 

b g Stimulation - Dream Quest (Rainbow Quest)

4 10-3
73
4 10-3
73

Fourth of 24 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, good, 6/1) on NH debut 13 days ago. Fairly useful on the Flat. Worth a look.

Fourth of 24 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, good, 6/1) on NH debut 13 days ago. Fairly useful on the Flat. Worth a look.

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2 (4)
9-223
iT
Black, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Miss Rachel O'Neill)

Magna Cartor (GB)  34 

b g Motivator - Hora (Hernando)

7 10-2
72
7 10-2
72

Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Fairly useful winner at 16f over hurdles. 11/2, good third of 11 in handicap at Limerick (17f, good) 34 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Fairly useful winner at 16f over hurdles. 11/2, good third of 11 in handicap at Limerick (17f, good) 34 days ago.

3 (3)
2329-99
iT
Mauve, purple stars, white sleeves, mauve cap, purple stars (John Donald)

Torquay (GB)  8 

b f Aqlaam - Torcross (Vettori)

4 9-12
68
4 9-12
68

Ninth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (17f, good to soft, 66/1) 8 days ago.

Ninth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (17f, good to soft, 66/1) 8 days ago.

4 (5)
00-0813
iT
Maroon, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap (Dr Tara Browne)

El Tren 7 

b g Danehill Dancer - Dhamma (Broad Brush)

6 9-10
66
6 9-10
66

Winner at Tipperary in June. Good third of 9 in handicap (5/1) at this course (13f, good to soft) 7 days ago, nearest finish. Respected.

Winner at Tipperary in June. Good third of 9 in handicap (5/1) at this course (13f, good to soft) 7 days ago, nearest finish. Respected.

5 (7)
4887-
iT
Emerald green, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star (Ballylinch Stud)

Whistling Straits (FR)  417 

g f Dalakhani - War Game (Caerleon)

4 9-6
62
4 9-6
62

Maiden formally trained in France. Off 13 months. First run for yard after leaving D. Sepulchre. Makes handicap debut. Not easy to make a case for.

Maiden formally trained in France. Off 13 months. First run for yard after leaving D. Sepulchre. Makes handicap debut. Not easy to make a case for.

6 (11)
434152
iT
Black, red spots, black cap, white spots (Miss Rita Shah)

Temasek Star 15 

b g Soviet Star - Crazy About You (Montjeu)

6 9-4 p
60
6 9-4 p
60

Latest win at Wolverhampton in April. 10/1, good second of 13 in handicap at Dundalk (12f) 15 days ago. Back up in trip. Shortlist material.

Latest win at Wolverhampton in April. 10/1, good second of 13 in handicap at Dundalk (12f) 15 days ago. Back up in trip. Shortlist material.

7 (9)
0-488
iT
Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd)

Awareness (USA)  7 

b f Distorted Humor - Visions Of Clarity (Sadler's Wells)

3 9-1 t
70
3 9-1 t
70

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 9 in handicap at this course (13f, good to soft, 10/1) 7 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 9 in handicap at this course (13f, good to soft, 10/1) 7 days ago.

8 (10)
70-9910
iT
Maroon, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots (Mrs Paul Deegan)

Eight And Bob (GB)  8 

b g Big Bad Bob - Mare Nostrum (Caerleon)

4 9-1 t p
57
4 9-1 t p
57

C&D winner. Winner here in June. Tenth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (17f, good to soft, 20/1) 8 days ago.

C&D winner. Winner here in June. Tenth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (17f, good to soft, 20/1) 8 days ago.

9 (1)
066-787
iT
White, dark blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, dark blue cap, white star (Donal Houlihan)

Our Rachael 21 

b m Haatef - Maigh Nuad (Alhaarth)

5 9-1 t p
57
5 9-1 t p
57

8/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, bit below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Bellewstown (14f, good) 21 days ago.

8/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, bit below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Bellewstown (14f, good) 21 days ago.

10 (8)
680270
iT
White & black diamonds, black stars on sleeves, white cap, black spots (Cathal McGuckin)

Dark Amber (GB)  5 

b m Sakhee - Donna Vita (Vettori)

7 8-13 t
55
7 8-13 t
55

Twenty eight runs since last win in 2015. 10/1, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Gowran (12f, good to soft) 5 days ago. Up in trip. Others more persuasive.

Twenty eight runs since last win in 2015. 10/1, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Gowran (12f, good to soft) 5 days ago. Up in trip. Others more persuasive.

11 (12)
49670-6
iT
Yellow, brown star & sleeves, brown stars on cap (B M Owens)

Emily Square 22 

b f Bushranger - Novelina (Fusaichi Pegasus)

4 8-8
50
4 8-8
50

Eleven runs since last win in 2015. Creditable sixth of 17 in handicap (12/1) at Fairyhouse (12f, good) 22 days ago, having to weave through. Up in trip. Merits consideration.

Eleven runs since last win in 2015. Creditable sixth of 17 in handicap (12/1) at Fairyhouse (12f, good) 22 days ago, having to weave through. Up in trip. Merits consideration.

12 (2)
600/040
iT
Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)

Streak (GB)  22 

b m Marju - Eliza Gilbert (Noverre)

7 8-4 t
46
7 8-4 t
46

20/1, fifteenth of 17 in handicap at Fairyhouse (12f, good) 22 days ago. Back up in trip.

20/1, fifteenth of 17 in handicap at Fairyhouse (12f, good) 22 days ago. Back up in trip.

Verdict

MAGNA CARTOR travelled sweetly on handicap debut at Limerick last month before just failing to make it home and this drop in distance should suit the seven-year-old. A mark of 72 still looks rather generous and it would be a surprise if he wasn't very competitive here for Shark Hanlon. The consistent El Tren probably needed a more positive ride last time out and is sure to be given that by Donagh O'Connor on this occasion, while Temasek Star and Emily Square complete the shortlist.

Verdict

TEMASEK STAR is better on AW but is hard to get away from here and a first turf win could be on the cards. El Tren and Emily Square look dangers.