Timeform Shortlist: Curragh, Friday June 30

There is racing from the Curragh on Friday evening
There is racing from the Curragh on Friday evening

Timeform's Shortlist comes from the Curragh on Friday evening.

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5.45 Westgrove Hotel Irish European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden 7f

Analyst's Verdict:
Happily is bred in the purple and was noted doing her best work at the finish under considerate handling when seventh on debut at Leopardstown 3 weeks ago. She ought to have derived plenty from that and shades the vote to make it second time lucky. Back at Dawn who hails from the same maiden and appealing newcomer Raynama can emerge as the chief threats.

Timeform Top Rated
87p 2. BACK AT DAWN J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
86 1. ADALIYA M. Halford Shane Foley
83p 8. SHALAILAH G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane


6.15 Chapman's Mitsubishi Irish European Breeders Fund Maiden 1m

Analyst's Verdict:
Patience is wearing thin with Aasheq, but a gelding operation and fitting of a visor are enough reasons to give him one last chance. Casla is an interesting alternative after a promising debut at Leopardstown when just in front of Bowden.

Timeform Top Rated
80+ 1. AASHEQ D. K. Weld Pat Smullen
78p 8. CASLA J. A. Stack C. D. Hayes
76 9. CURLY GIRL William Durkan Declan McDonogh


6.45 JOE.ie Handicap 6f

Analyst's Verdict:
Russian Realm isn't long with the astute Paul Midgley and looked back in top form at Chester last time, unlucky not to win having endured a much tougher passage through than the winner, so he's a confident choice to go one better from a mark that is still 7 lb below his last winning one. Lightly-raced types Ice Cold In Alex and Golden Pearl also enter calculations afer positive recent efforts.

Timeform Top Rated
102 12. ENTER THE RED Aidan Anthony Howard C. D. Hayes
101 13. ICE COLD IN ALEX K. J. Condon W. M. Lordan
101 2. FIT FOR FUNCTION Joseph G. Murphy G. F.


7.15 Hackett Apprentice Derby 1½m

Analyst's Verdict:
Thomas O'Malley is much more interesting than a glance at his profile suggests, again leaving the impression he should have finished closer at Gowran on Sunday, and could be the answer with this extra distance likely to suit. Last-time-out winners Mademoiselle Penny and Poitin head the dangers, along with smart-hurdler Bayan, who's returning from 20 months off.

Timeform Top Rated
94 20. THOMAS O'MALLEY Joseph Patrick O'Brien Miss A. O'Brien
93 7. WHATSFORUWONTGOBYU A. J. Martin Oisin James Orr
93? 8. THEOPHILUS Desmond McDonogh D. M. Redmond (2)


7.50 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Ragusa' Handicap 1½m

Analyst's Verdict:
Plenty to consider, but Mawaany's eighth-placed finish of 9 at Cork doesn't tell the whole story as he may well have made it 3 from 3 for Ger Lyons with a better passage and he is worth another chance even if this handicap looks red-hot. Useful jumper Riven Light is an obvious danger, while Tipstaff, Sea The Lion and Landsman should rightfully have their supporters also.

Timeform Top Rated
109 9. MAWAANY G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
108+ 13. SEA THE LION Jarlath P. Fahey R. P. Whelan
107 10. LANDSMAN A. J. Martin William James Lee


8.20 Silken Thomas & Lock 13 Handicap 1¼m

Analyst's Verdict:
Gold Spinner is improving in leaps and bounds, showing useful form when landing a 1m Navan minor event 4 weeks ago. He can go on improving and continue the good work now handicapping up in trip. So You Thought and Gino Severini are similarly progressive and can also get involved.

Timeform Top Rated
107p 1. GOLD SPINNER G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
106 3. GINO SEVERINI J. A. Stack C. D. Hayes
105p 4. SO YOU THOUGHT D. K. Weld Pat Smullen


8.55 Her.ie Irish European Breeders Fund Maiden 1¼m

Analyst's Verdict:
The fact Cannonball went off such a short price on his debut suggests he's well regarded and it would be no surprise to see him leave that bare form well behind now. The main threat will likely come from newcomers, with Air Supremacy, Cristofano Allori and Ringside Supporter all likely types on paper for top yards.

Timeform Top Rated
76p 6. CANNONBALL G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
75p 5. CALGATH Tracey Collins R. P. Whelan
70 3. POKER PARTY Henry de Bromhead W. M. Lordan


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