19:25 Curragh Fri 9 August 2019
C&D Group 2 winner at two and twice placed here in Group 1 company. Missed all of last season and didn't show much on his belated return at Naas but certainly more like it here latest when an unlucky in running fifth at Listed level. Respected now.
Like so many before him has been reinvigorated by joining this yard. Won C&D handicap on stable debut and just touched off in valuable Scurry handicap latest to a rival receiving 12lb. Toughest task yet but rate or progress means he's respected.
A grand servant who has won a host of Group races in his time including a Group 1 success at Longchamp. Hasn't won since 2017 but is the top-rated performer here so can't rule out a roof-raising success.
Has won three races in Argentina over the minimum trip and Group 1 placed in December. Well held in a handicap at Royal Ascot although better here latest when fourth in Listed race. Step up needed in Group company.
Maiden winner as a juvenile last year and posted a career best in a Group 3 at Naas in May when second of 10. Well behind Buffer Zone however in valuable Scurry handicap latest over C&D and 5lb weight pull may not be enough to turn the tables.
Maiden winner at Naas in 2018 but failed to land a blow in four runs this campaign, two at Listed level and when last here latest in a Group Two. Others more compelling although blinkers a hope.
Rounded off a successful two-year-old campaign with a win in a 6f Newmarket Listed contest over 6f in November, and ran well on her return at Navan in March. Well below that form last time, though and has something to prove on balance.
Showed liking for Naas again latest (2-3) when landing a second Listed success there. More asked of her now but coming off the back of a career-best she isn't one to take lightly by any means.
Hugely consistent filly won twice this season and ran excellent races the last twice when second in a C&D Listed race and to Servalan latest in a Naas Listed race (beaten a head). Always runs with great credit and has to be respected here.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Speak In Colours||3||9-3||4/1||Full Result|
|T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien|
Beckford (15/8), Buffer Zone (7/2), Woody Creek (7/1), Servalan (7/1), Southern Horse (7/1), Gordon Lord Byron (11/1), Gustavus Weston (16/1), San Andreas (18/1), Angelic Light (25/1)
- Woody Creek
- Buffer Zone
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