CURRAGH
26 June 2021
Saturday 26th June

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Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good
Curragh
Runners
11

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Weather
Cloudy

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(2)
Arturo Toscanini silk
C
Arturo Toscanini t
J: Emmet McNamara
T: A P O'Brien
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Unplaced in the Queen's Vase since second to Earlswood in the Gallinule, massive task here
1-827
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 105
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Jun 21 Asc Ascot 14f GF 3yG2 9-0 t 7/13 Kemari (4½L) 8/1 105 104
23 May 21 Cur Curragh 10f Sft/Hy 3yG3 9-5 t 2/9 Earlswood (1¾L) 12/1 91 107
13 Apr 21 Nmk Newmarket 9f Gd 3yL 9-0 t1 8/8 Highland Avenue (27L) 6/1 - 49
2 Nov 20 Cur Curragh 7f Hy 2yMd 9-5 1/17 Emporio (½L) 9/1 - 90
2
(9)
Earlswood silk
C
Earlswood
J: Ben Coen
T: J P Murtagh
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Looked a progressive middle-distance colt when beating Arturo Toscanini in the Gallinule
73-131
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 108
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 May 21 Cur Curragh 10f Sft/Hy 3yG3 9-5 1/9 Arturo Toscanini (1¾L) 11/2 98 111
6 May 21 Chs Chester 10.5f GS 3yL 9-0 3/7 El Drama (3¾L) 8/1 86 105
27 Mar 21 Nav Navan 8f Hy Md 9-7 1/16 Too Nice (2¼L) 15/8 - 80
2 Nov 20 Cur Curragh 7f Hy 2yMd 9-5 3/17 Arturo Toscanini (¾L) 14/1 - 88
16 Oct 20 Leo Leopardstown 8f Y/Sft 2yMd 9-5 7/14 Bolshoi Ballet (6L) 11/2 - 76
27 Sep 20 Cur Curragh 7f Y 2yMd 9-7 5/17 Van Gogh (4¾L) 100/1 - 80
3
(6)
Fernando Vichi silk
D
Fernando Vichi b
J: Gavin Ryan
T: Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Got this trip well when winning a Listed race at Leopardstown last time, big rise in class
14-631
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 107
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Jun 21 Leo Leopardstown 12f Gd 3yL 9-5 b 1/8 The Mediterranean (¾L) 5/1 104 104
9 May 21 Leo Leopardstown 10f Gd 3yG3 9-5 b1 3/7 Bolshoi Ballet (6½L) 25/1 98 103
11 Apr 21 Leo Leopardstown 10f Gd 3yG3 9-5 6/8 Bolshoi Ballet (5½L) 10/1 98 95
12 Sep 20 Leo Leopardstown 8f Gd 2yG2 9-5 4/9 Cadillac (7½L) 5/1 - 98
23 Jul 20 Leo Leopardstown 8f Gd 2yMd 9-0 1/6 Sword Zorro (3¼L) 8/15F - 88
9 Jul 20 Nav Navan 8f Y/Sft 2yMd 8-11 2/6 Los Andes (nse) 16/1 - 80
4
(10)
High Definition silk
C
BF
High Definition
J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Gave a laboured display when third in the Dante, sure to be a much more potent force now
11-3
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 115
Days: 44
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 May 21 Yor York 10.5f Gd 3yG2 9-0 3/10 Hurricane Lane (2L) 13/8F 115 110
26 Sep 20 Cur Curragh 8f Gd/Y 2yG2 9-5 1/13 Monaasib (¾L) 9/5F - 113
22 Aug 20 Cur Curragh 8f Sft 2yMd 9-7 1/12 Wordsworth (¾L) 7/1 - 85
5
(3)
Hurricane Lane silk
Hurricane Lane
J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 15 wins from 59 in the last 14 days (25%)
Loss of two front shoes a possible issue when third at Epsom, big chance on Dante form
1-113
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 112
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jun 21 Eps Epsom 12f GS 3yG1 9-0 3/11 Adayar (7¾L) 6/1 112 111
13 May 21 Yor York 10.5f Gd 3yG2 9-0 1/10 Megallan (¾L) 5/1 99 114
16 Apr 21 Nby Newbury 10f Gd 33y 9-4 1/7 Maximal (1L) 11/4 - 104
21 Oct 20 Nmk Newmarket 8f Hy 22yNv 9-5 1/5 Parachute (2L) 3/1 - 88
6
(8)
Lone Eagle silk
Lone Eagle
J: Frankie Dettori
T: Martyn Meade
Form of Sandown run reads really well at this stage, no stamina doubts after Goodwood win
111-41
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 109
Days: 36
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 May 21 Goo Goodwood 11f Sft 3yL 9-5 1/6 Yibir (4L) 3/1 109 115
23 Apr 21 San Sandown 10f Gd 3yG3 9-1 4/10 Alenquer (4½L) 7/2F 110 102
10 Oct 20 Nmk Newmarket 10f Sft 2yG3 9-2 1/8 Recovery Run (1¾L) 16/5 90 107
12 Sep 20 Don Doncaster 8f Gd 22yHc 9-2 1/6 Legend Of Dubai (1¼L) 3/1 84 92
28 Aug 20 Goo Goodwood 8f Sft 42yNv 9-5 1/6 Oman (nk) 4/11F - 84
7 Aug 20 San Sandown 8f GF 52yMd 9-5 2/8 Recovery Run (hd) 10/1 - 81
7
(7)
Mac Swiney silk
C
Mac Swiney
J: Kevin Manning
T: J S Bolger
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Course Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts here (60%)
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 29 in the last 14 days (3%)
Irish 2,000 Guineas winner, stamina open to question on the evidence of Derby fourth
81-414
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 118
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jun 21 Eps Epsom 12f GS 3yG1 9-0 4/11 Adayar (11L) 8/1 119 106
22 May 21 Cur Curragh 8f Sft/Hy 3yG1 9-2 1/11 Poetic Flare (shd) 8/1 115 118
9 May 21 Leo Leopardstown 10f Gd 3yG3 9-5 4/7 Bolshoi Ballet (6¾L) 100/30 116 102
24 Oct 20 Don Doncaster 8f Hy 2yG1 9-1 1/8 One Ruler (¾L) 12/1 - 115
13 Sep 20 Cur Curragh 7f Gd 2yG1 9-5 8/10 Thunder Moon (8¼L) 22/1 107 94
22 Aug 20 Cur Curragh 7f Sft 2yG2 9-5 1/8 Cadillac (½L) 28/1 92 111
8
(1)
Matchless silk
Matchless b
J: Michael Hussey
T: A P O'Brien
Listowel maiden winner at two, limitations exposed this term, likely supporting-role now
41-958
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 97
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Jun 21 Asc Ascot 10f GF 3yG3 9-0 b 8/9 Mohaafeth (15½L) 40/1 97 82
23 May 21 Cur Curragh 10f Sft/Hy 3yG3 9-5 b1 5/9 Earlswood (7L) 11/1 97 97
11 Apr 21 Leo Leopardstown 7f Gd 3yL 9-5 9/12 Poetic Flare (5½L) 20/1 92 94
22 Sep 20 Lis Listowel 7f Gd 2yMd 9-7 1/7 Laelaps (½L) 10/11F - 82
14 Sep 20 Tip Tipperary 7.5f Gd/Y 2yMd 9-7 4/15 Toshizou (3¾L) 15/2 - 78
9
(4)
Mojo Star silk
Mojo Star
J: Rossa Ryan
T: Richard Hannon
Derby runner-up is a maiden, fascinating rematch of Epsom rivalry with third and fourth
2-22
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 114
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jun 21 Eps Epsom 12f GS 3yG1 9-0 2/11 Adayar (4½L) 50/1 - 116
14 May 21 Nby Newbury 10f GS 43yMd 9-5 2/6 Manobo (½L) EvensF - 94
23 Oct 20 Nby Newbury 8f Hy 42yNv 9-5 2/15 Scope (nse) 4/1 - 93
10
(5)
Van Gogh silk
C
Van Gogh
J: Colin Keane
T: A P O'Brien
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Third in Irish 2,000 Guineas, never involved in Prix du Jockey Club on first run beyond 1m
21-830
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 111
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Jun 21 Cha Chantilly 10.5f Sft 3yG1 9-2 10/19 St Mark's Basilica (6½L) 13/1 - 105
22 May 21 Cur Curragh 8f Sft/Hy 3yG1 9-2 3/11 Mac Swiney (3¼L) 9/2 113 111
1 May 21 Nmk Newmarket 8f GF 3yG1 9-0 8/14 Poetic Flare (7L) 20/1 114 103
24 Oct 20 Sai Saint-Cloud 8f Hy 2yG1 9-0 1/6 Normandy Bridge (4L) 18/5 - 116
10 Oct 20 Nmk Newmarket 8f Sft 2yG3 9-1 2/10 One Ruler (1¾L) 9/2J - 107
27 Sep 20 Cur Curragh 7f Y 2yMd 9-7 1/17 Colour Sergeant (½L) 4/7F 108 93
11
(11)
Wordsworth silk
C
BF
Wordsworth t
J: Seamie Heffernan
T: A P O'Brien
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Beat High Definition at two, now essentially a staying prospect judged on Queen's Vase run
2-122
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 106
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Jun 21 Asc Ascot 14f GF 3yG2 9-0 t 2/13 Kemari (1½L) 100/30F 104 108
15 May 21 Nav Navan 13f Gd 3yL 9-5 t 2/6 Sir Lucan (nk) 8/15F - 103
17 Apr 21 Cur Curragh 10f Gd 3yMd 9-7 t1 1/21 Agrimony (2L) EvensF - 87
22 Aug 20 Cur Curragh 8f Sft 2yMd 9-7 2/12 High Definition (¾L) 5/2F - 80
Verdict

A strong field but HIGH DEFINITION can give Aidan O'Brien a 15th Irish Derby win by reversing Dante form with Hurricane Lane

Verdict silk image
High Definition

Betting Forecast:

7/4 High Definition,

9/2 Mojo Star,

5/1 Hurricane Lane,

6/1 Lone Eagle,

13/2 Mac Swiney,

14/1 Van Gogh,

Wordsworth,

16/1 Earlswood,

25/1 Fernando Vichi,

33/1 Arturo Toscanini,

100/1 Matchless

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