14:20 Curragh Sun 29 September 2019
Gelded son of Alhebayeb out of a Owington mare. Well down the field on two career starts so far. Handicaps likely to suit in future.
Colt by Helmet out of an Oasis Dream mare. Cost 48,000gns as a yearling. Half-brother to Royal Parks winner as a two-year-old over 7f. Likely to improve for debut run here.
Galileo colt out of a Dalakhani mare. Brother to Us Army Ranger winner between 1m2f and 1m4f. Closely related to Nelson victorious over 1m2f. Dam won Irish Oaks. Market possibly the best guide.
By Acclamation out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Cost 90,000gns as a yearling. Half-brother to Caradioc, winner between 7½f and 1m2f. Dam, dual winner over 1m. Yard landed a double here on Saturday. Market to reveal connections expectations on debut.
Six-race maiden losing nothing in defeat in three starts over C&D. Consistent sort and repeat efforts of recent displays would herald another bold bid.
Colt by Galileo out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Closely related to three-time winner, The Gurkha, winner of the French 2,000 Guineas and Sussex Stakes as a three-year-old. Improved from first to second run at Listowel this month. Leading player.
No Nay Never colt whose price rose from €8,000 to €75,000 as a yearling. No impression on winner in a promising debut run to finish second of eight in a Naas 5f maiden when last seen in April. Likely improver.
By Zoffany out of a Sadler's Wells mare. Watching brief on debut given it's unlikely to be a good sign he's already gelded.
Ravens Pass gelding out of an Invincible Spirit gelding. Cost 90,000gns as a yearling. Half-brother to several winners including Chilly In Rio, successful over 7f. Dam won between 5f and 7f as a two-year-old. Best watched on debut.
By Casamento out of an unraced mare. Half-Brother to 1m4f Luxor. Dam unraced. Stables youngsters generally need initial run on debut.
Colt by Dream Ahead out of an Avonbridge mare. Dam, below-par nine-race maiden on the Flat. Well beaten and no impression in a couple of career starts to date.
Cost 100,000 euros as a yearlings and is related to many winners including Group 1 winner as a juvenile Dick Whittington. Below-par in a couple of initial starts since debut last month. Yard landed a double here on Saturday.
Galileo colt out of a Choisir mare is a brother to 1m4f winner Expressionism and related to multiple winners. Ran well on debut when finishing third of 18 beaten 2L over C&D last month when slightly missing the start. More to come.
Bargain basement filly bought for just 2,000 euros as a yearling. Well down the field on both starts to date since her debut last month and impossible to make a case for here.
Daughter of Canford Cliffs out of a Barathea mare. €10,000 as a yearling. Half-sister to Aspar successful over 5f/6f and 7f winner Engles Rock. Best watched on debut unless market vibes suggest otherwise.
Home bred daughter of Lawman out of a Galileo mare. Dam unraced half-sister to Coolcullen Times winner between 1m and 1m2¾f. Yard landed a double here on Saturday. Worth a market check.
Camacho filly. Half-sister to 1m winner Solent Mead and Magnetic North successful running between 1m and 1m2f. Dam won over 1m. Promising sixth of 18 beaten 3½L on debut in a Curragh 7f maiden last month. Room for improvement.
Daughter of Fulbright out of a King Of Kings mare. Cost €1,000 as a yearling. Half-sister to Robinnielly winner up to 1m2f and 1m victor Blue Connoisseur. Entitled to need the run on debut.
Daughter of Dragon Pulse out of a El Prado mare. Canadian bred dam unraced. Pleasing second start at Listowel over 6½f on soft ground earlier this month. Likely to improve but more needed.
Last Year's Winner
Louisiana (5/2), Springbank (3/1), Hong Kong (5/1), Pablo Diablo (11/2), Ming Warrior (7/1), Jungle Cove (10/1), Coventry (10/1), Fame And Acclaim (14/1), Miss Molly T (16/1), Legal Thriller (25/1), Spirit Of Sahara (25/1), Sun And Scent (33/1), My Lucky Penny (50/1), Pimlico Publican (50/1), Royal Casamento (66/1), Golden Days (66/1), Ballydooley (66/1), Chica Boom Boom (100/1), Ahaziah (100/1), Some Nightmare (100/1)
- Jungle Cove
- Hong Kong
- Ming Warrior
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