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Lustown Baba
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Willie McCreery won this race in 2013 and looks to have a good chance here of following up that success here. Lustown Baba bounced back to form to finish second in a Listed contest last time and won’t need to improve a huge amount to win this. She was giving weight to the winner that day who has since gone on to place at a higher level. A winner in this class over course and distance last year, a bit of juice in the ground is critical to this one’s chances and there’s rain forecast, so conditions should suit. She’s been staying on well in 7f company and there’s plenty of speed on here, so Leigh Roche will be looking to get her handy enough early.


Iva Batt
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This filly is up 3lb for her win at Cork last time and we think that’s a pretty lenient rise. She was the last one off the bridle and had to do it the hard way, getting close to no cover on the far side rail. She picked up nicely when her jockey asked the question and she’s from a good family of sprinters. She’d probably have more 1s against her name were it not for bumping into the likes of St Mark’s Bassilica and Lipzanner as a juvenile and connections could have plenty of fun with her this season. The Curragh’s flat 5f should be right up her street.


Lough Derg
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Patrick Sarsfield makes his reappearance here and is the pick on form but is open to an improver and has to give over a stone away to Lough Derg. A 6l second to Bolshoi Ballet last time out, there was no shame in that performance as the winner is likely to be on the premises at Epsom this weekend, while despite what must have been a below par run, Mac Swiney back in fourth gives the form a decent look. He was a little workmanlike that day but ran on well and looks like he could come on for the run.


Powerful Ted
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Noel Meade has had two winners from just eight runners at the Curragh this year, with a further two finding just one too good on the day. He heads here for his first run on the Flat since finishing a close up third over 13f at Leopardstown in September. That was a really taking performance and he hit the line hard that day - an extra half a furlong surely would have seen him go close. The step up to 1m6f could be perfect and a decent run over hurdles recently could have him spot on for this.


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Leg 1
Barud
Point Lonsdale
Leg 2
Dr Zempf
Leg 3
Sonaiyla
Leg 4
Iva Batt
Leg 5
Lough Derg
Patrick Sarsfeld
Leg 6
Powerful Ted
Pondus

About Curragh Racecourse

The home of flat racing in Ireland, the Curragh is the venue for the likes of the Irish Guineas, Derby and St Leger meetings. A who’s who of Irish flat racing history have entered the winner’s enclosure at the course, from Nijinsky, to Shergar, to Enable.

Redeveloped in 2017, the experience for racing fans at the Curragh is on the up, and compliments the quality of racing that the course presents well. A fair track, with little in the way of bias, it is perfect for separating the wheat from the chaff.


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