Timeform Shortlist: Curragh, Sunday 16 September

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"...a reproduction of that form puts him firmly in the mix at this level..."

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2.00 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Bold Lad' Sprint (Premier Handicap) 6f

Timeform Top Rated:
121 22. MISS POWER Edward Lynam N. G. McCullagh
119p 4. URBAN BEAT John Patrick Murtagh Shane Foley
119+ 8. GLENAMOY LAD Michael Wigham Tom Queally

Analyst's Verdict:
Urban Beat is a 3-y-o sprinter going places and he could be up to completing the 4-timer. Glenamoy Lad, Miss Power and Medicine Jack are a trio of others to keep a close eye on.

2.35 Moyglare "Jewels" Blandford Stakes (Group 2) 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
124 3. EZIYRA D. K. Weld Declan McDonogh
122 4. I'M SO FANCY Mrs J. Harrington Shane Foley
119 1. BEAUTIFUL MORNING Mrs J. Harrington C. O'Donoghue

Analyst's Verdict:
Eziyra's excellent third to Sea of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks at York last month is clearly the best piece of form on offer, and she will prove hard to beat with a similar kind of performance. I'm So Fancy should continue to give a good account, while Beautiful Morning may prove best of the remainder.

3.05 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 1) 5f

Timeform Top Rated:
128 1. HIT THE BID Darren Bunyan L. F. Roche
126 5. HAVANA GREY K. R. Burke Richard Kingscote
125 6. SIOUX NATION Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
A winner of the Sapphire Stakes here in July, Havana Grey is deserving of his fifth placed finish in last month's Nunthorpe marking up, isolated towards the far side and likely to have gone close had he raced with the main pack. He can come out on top. Hit The Bid should be spot on for his return and is feared, as is admirable veteran Take Cover.

3.40 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
123p 8. SKITTER SCATTER P. J. Prendergast R. P. Whelan
121p 5. JUST WONDERFUL Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
121 7. MAIN EDITION Mark Johnston Frankie Dettori

Analyst's Verdict:
Skitter Scatter defends an unbeaten record over 7f, and her decisive win in the Debutante Stakes here 3 weeks ago (ahead of several of these in the process) marks her down as the one to beat. Main Edition brings British formlines into the equation and she may emerge as the chief threat.

4.15 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
124p 6. QUORTO Charlie Appleby William Buick
122p 1. ANTHONY VAN DYCK Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore
120p 2. CHRISTMAS Aidan O'Brien Emmet McNamara

Analyst's Verdict:
The form of Quorto's easy win in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in July is backed up by the clock and is taken to get the better of Aidan O'Brien's quartet, headed by Anthony Van Dyck.

4.50 Comer Group International Irish St Leger (Group 1) 1¾m

Timeform Top Rated:
126 3. WEEKENDER John Gosden Frankie Dettori
123 1. IDAHO Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan
123 5. FLAG OF HONOUR Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
Weekender produced a very smart performance when runner-up under top weight in the Ebor at York 3 weeks ago and a reproduction of that form puts him firmly in the mix at this level. Flag of Honour was much improved to win his last 2 starts, including the trial for this over C&D, and is next best ahead of Irish Derby winner Latrobe.

5.25 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes 6f63y

Timeform Top Rated:
110 5. BARBILL Mick Channon John Egan
109p 6. FLASHCARD Andrew Balding Rob Hornby
105 1. GETCHAGETCHAGETCHA Clive Cox Adam Kirby

Analyst's Verdict:
A wide range of abilities on show, with Flashcard easily the most persuasive option given he has passed both tests (at Salisbury) with the minimum of fuss and is a useful prospect. Barbill has been kept busy but is a definitie factor on the pick of his form, with Getchagetchagetcha completing a British-trained shortlist.

6.00 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Northfields' (Premier Handicap) 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
114 12. INSCRIBE G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
113 10. MAWAANY G. M. Lyons G. F. Carroll
113 8. AUSSIE VALENTINE Adrian McGuinness C. P. Hoban

Analyst's Verdict:
Inscribe has made a cracking start to life in handicaps for Ger Lyons, posting his best effort yet when registering a third career success in a C&D handicap in May. He was far from disgraced over 1m latest and is expected to relish the return to 1¼m. Still Standing, Arthurian Fame, Danceteria and Lucius Tiberius head up an exhaustive shortlist of potential threats.

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