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CURRAGH PREVIEW | The Irish Cambridgeshire

A bumper field of 27 runners feature in the Premier Handicap on the Curragh on Friday evening



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The Curragh hosts a bumper card of flat action on Friday evening, with the Irish Cambridgeshire featuring on the eight-race card.

TOSHIZOU (5/1) is the clear favourite for the contest, despite only being a maiden.

The Galileo colt has only featured five times to date and was slightly unlucky at the Curragh on his last start.

Joseph O’Brien’s recruit is an exciting prospect and he could well land his first success on his toughest assignment to date.

Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O’Brien has two entered into the Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh

He is joined by stablemate MUSIC TO MY EARS (14/1) who is known to run well at the Curragh.

EAGLE’S FLIGHT (10/1) has been backed into second favouritism, but he does have to prove himself in this company.

Under the guidance of Michael Halford, the four-year-old has proven to be quite consistent for his connections this season.

However, he has been held at his current mark on several occasions now and he will need to produce a big effort here.

CARRYTHEONE (12/1) makes his first start in almost a year for Johnny Murtagh, while Ger Lyons’s LUST (14/1) could have more to offer over this distance.

MODDY PODDLE (14/1) has a 7lb penalty to combat for Sheila Lavery and Denis Hogan’s BIG BABY BULL (16/1) has a seriously tough draw to contend against.

CRYSTAL BLACK (16/1) looks majorly unexposed and is one of interest for Dermot Weld, while Andy Oliver’s DREAM TALE (16/1) could bounce back after a disappointing effort at Galway.

Ado McGuinness has five entrants in the one-mile contest, with interesting gelding PIERRE LAPIN (16/1) and consistent handicapper SPANISH TENOR (22/1) leading the quintet of runners.

SIRJACK THOMAS (25/1), SALTONSTALL (33/1) and STAR HARBOUR (33/1) line-up alongside their stablemates for the Lusk trainer.

ICE COLD IN ALEX (20/1) loves running at the Curragh for Ken Conlon and Jim Bolger’s AGITARE (33/1) bounced back to form when finishing second at Dundalk earlier in the month.

Jim Bolger
Jim Bolger has Agitare entered at the Curragh

Irish Lincolnshire runner-up COMFORT LINE (33/1) and Naas specialist IN FROM THE COLD (50/1) put up a double front for Michael Mulvany, while Noel Meade’s LUKE SHORT (22/1) will need to show some improvement over a mile.

DEDILLON (33/1) produced a career-best effort when landing a mile handicap at Galway back in July for Andy Slattery and Donnacha O’Brien’s ZOZIMUS (33/1) could be interesting after being dropped back down in trip.

Jessica Harrington holds two entries in the contest, with BOPEDRO (33/1) and TAURAN SHAMAN (33/1) representing the dual-code trainer.

Michael O’Callaghan’s FASTNET CROWN (40/1), Luke Comer’s HE KNOWS NO FEAR (40/1) and Sarah Lynam’s JUYUSH (50/1) and TYRCONNELL (66/1) complete the line-up.

John Murphy’s TURBULENCE (20/1), Thomas Gibney’s IMPOSING SUPREME (25/1) and Ken Condon’s DOOLING DANCER (28/1) are the current reserves.


  • Pierre Lapin E/W @ 16/1
  • Comfort Line E/W @ 33/1

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