18:35 Cork Wed 22 May 2019

  • Matchbook Straight Seven Maiden
  • 7f, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner€8,008.002nd€2,483.003rd€1,183.004th€533.005th€208.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 25.4sOff time:18:37:24
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1
(5)
410-2OR:
100/1

Lone four-year-old in the field shown little in races at Limerick and Cork so far and will use this as final stepping stone to low-grade handicaps.

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2
(8)
39-5OR:
9/1

Made an excellent start last month when finishing second of 23 in a 6f Naas maiden. Bred to be better still over further so chance gets better still now upped to 7f. Leading claims here.

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3
(6)
39-5OR:
16/1

No Nay Never gelding beaten 6½L into sixth of 13 at Gowran latest after a similar effort on debut last November. Step forward needed if he's to make the frame here.

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4
(1)
39-5OR: 76BF
6/1

78-rated maiden of seven ought to be good enough to win races and indeed has some of the best form on offer here. That said his last two races have been disappointing and he's vulnerable to less exposed sorts.

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5
(9)
4/1

Shamardal newcomer; fourth foal; half-brother to 7f GB AW 2yo/US 5f and 6f winner Quality Time; dam unraced half-sister to 6f and 7f 2yo Group 1 winner Saoirse Abu. Well bred but stable very slow to get going in 2019.

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6
(10)
39-5OR:
10/1

Improved on midfield C&D debut when third of 13 at Gowran two weeks ago. That form undoubtedly among the best on offer and rates a leading player here.

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7
(7)
39-5OR:
33/1

11,000 gns half-brother to four winners finished eighth of 13 on debut at Gowran (Segenhoe third). Should improve but remains best watched.

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8
(4)
39-0OR: 73
9/4

Four-race maiden was beaten a short-head at Dundalk penultimately and ran well at Gowran latest back on turf when third of 15. Either of those runs should see her go close here so bold bid looks assured.

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9
(2)
39-0OR:
4/1

Invincible Spirit newcomer fifth foal; closely related to US 1m/8.5f winner Alsinaafy, half-brother to 1m winner Mujid; dam 7f-1m winner (inc Irish 1,000 Guineas). Leading yard in terrific form so this well-bred debutante merits maximum respect.

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10
(11)
39-0OR:
66/1

Moojaahim debutante; second foal; half-sister to 6f AW winner Seebring. Unlikely to be playing a major role here.

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11
(12)
39-0OR: 64
20/1

Dandy Man filly hinted at minor ability in seven starts to date but beginning to look exposed and overall form short of what will be needed here.

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12
(3)
39-0OR:
66/1

Midfield debut here showed some ability but last of 13 at Gowran since tempered enthusiasm so still has plenty to prove. Wears a first-time hood.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Arabeska (9/4), Highland Dress (4/1), Azwah (4/1), Crockford (6/1), Anthonysoprano (9/1), Segenhoe (10/1), Cocktail Time (16/1), Miacomet (20/1), The Mpex Kid (33/1), Oh Rosie (66/1), Horison (66/1), Sharp Focus (100/1)

Verdict

There was plenty to like about the debut second of ANTHONYSOPRANO over 6f and given he's bred to get upwards of a 1m he ought to be even better now over 7f and is worth siding with here. Arabeska is knocking on the door and may provide the staunchest opposition to the selection here. Azwah is the most appealing of the newcomers; underestimating anything from Dermot Weld's stable this spring has been costly.
  1. Anthonysoprano
  2. Arabeska
  3. Azwah

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