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Races do not come way more aggressive than the Irish Cesarewitch (16:10 Curragh), as you would possibly anticipate for a contest with €600,000 up for grabs. A most area of 30 are set to move to put up and Timeform’s weight-adjusted scores are headed by Daybreak Rising (114) following his creditable effort when third within the Irish St Leger at this venue a few weeks in the past, a efficiency which earned him the Horses For Programs Flag.
Daybreak Rising lacked the pace and skill to deal with Group 1 winners Eldar Eldarov and Kyprios over a mile and three-quarters however he caught to his activity nicely and will likely be suited by the stiffer take a look at right here over simply shy of 17 furlongs. Daybreak Rising received the Grade 3 Monskfield Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles on heavy floor final season and the Queen Alexandra Stakes over simply shy of two and three-quarter miles at Royal Ascot in June, so has no stamina issues right here. And he appears to be like to have been handed a good mark for his handicap debut.
Daybreak Rising’s coach Joseph O’Brien has the Sizzling Coach Flag to focus on the nice type of the yard. Joseph O’Brien can also be represented by Highly effective Aggie (108), Magellan Strait (105) and Nusret (110). Of that trio Nusret holds the most effective claims primarily based on his victory in a helpful and aggressive mile-and-three-quarter handicap right here in June, and he ran respectably to complete sixth when dropped in journey at Leopardstown a few weeks in the past. It is also value noting that Magellan Strait has the Jockey Uplift Flag with Hugh Horgan in a position to declare 7 lb.
Joseph O’Brien’s father Aidan – who additionally has the Sizzling Coach Flag – received this race final 12 months with Waterville and is represented this time round by Tower of London (108p) who makes a fast reappearance having completed fourth within the St Leger final weekend. Tower of London progressed nicely in the summertime, touchdown a listed race at Leopardstown and the Ulster Derby Handicap at Down Royal earlier than lacking out by solely a head within the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket after his rider dropped his whip. He was unable to emulate his brother Capri by successful the St Leger however he confirmed improved kind in fourth, proving nicely suited by the elevated take a look at of stamina, and he stays open to additional enchancment at this longer journey.
Willie Mullins went shut on this final season with Echoes In Rain (108) and Lot of Pleasure (106+) ending second and third, and they’re again once more as half of what’s prone to be a six-strong staff for the Irish champion jumps coach (he additionally has a reserve).
Echoes In Rain and Lot of Pleasure each contested a listed race at Galway final time with Echoes In Rain faring better of the pair in a close-up third. Echoes In Rain, who was a formidable winner of a Grade 1 mares’ hurdle on the Punchestown Pageant within the spring, is 6 lb increased within the weights than when runner-up in final 12 months’s Irish Cesarewitch however has the expertise to make an affect. She has the Horses for Programs Flag to focus on her effectiveness at this venue.
Willie Mullins’ nephew Emmet Mullins additionally has a few contenders, together with Teed Up (112) who was in nice order throughout the Galway Pageant, successful two of his three begins throughout the week and ending runner-up on the opposite event. The primary of these victories was achieved within the precious novice riders’ Flat handicap over simply shy of 17 furlongs after which, after being narrowly denied over a shorter journey, he ran out an authoritative winner of a handicap hurdle. He nonetheless appeals as being on a aggressive mark and is one to take critically given his current kind. Connections have elected to suit him with cheekpieces in a bid to eke out a bit further.
The Very Man (110) ran nicely to complete runner-up behind Teed Up within the novice riders’ handicap on the Galway Pageant, staying on properly to shut all the best way to the road, and he once more proved sturdy within the end when successful a two-mile handicap on the Shergar Cup assembly. He was nicely on high at Ascot, scoring by three and 1 / 4 lengths, and he’s entitled to respect for all he has a 7 lb penalty to hold. He was an encouraging fourth over an insufficient mile and three-quarters right here in Could which earned him the Horses For Programs Flag, whereas the nice type of the Jessica Harrington yard has generated the Sizzling Coach Flag.
Others to notice in a fiercely aggressive contest are Chally Chute (111) and Drop The Anchor (106). Chally Chute progressed nicely in direction of the top of final season, successful his closing three begins of the marketing campaign, and he has improved once more this time period, posting his greatest effort but when a close-up third in a mile-and-a-half handicap on the Galway Pageant (he was solely a head behind the runner-up Teed Up).
Drop The Anchor discovered a lot for presure to win the November Handicap at Naas final season on his first begin over two miles on the Flat and he formed nicely over an insufficient journey on his returnfrom 5 months off at Tipperary final month. He made some late headway there and earned the Horse In Focus Flag so is one to notice at a giant worth over a extra appropriate journey.
Timeform’s Analyst Verdict:
Lots are in with a shout. Emmet Mullins’ twin goal campaigner TEED UP arrives on an upward curve so edges the vote now again on the extent after a formidable hurdles win at Galway. Daybreak Rising is weighted to have a giant say on the again of his Irish St leger third and subsequent on the record, though a stable case may also be made for Tower of London, Echoes In Rain and Chally Chute in a fiercely aggressive Irish Cesarewitch.
Timeform’s weight-adjusted scores:
114 Daybreak Rising
112 Teed Up
111+ Brazil (Reserve)
111 Chally Chute
110 My Mate Mozzie
110 HMS Seahorse
110 The Very Man
109 Sionnach Eile
108p Tower of London
108+ MC Muldoon
108+ Whiskey Bitter (Reserve)
108 Highly effective Aggie
108 Echoes In Rain
108 Mon Coeur
107 The Shunter
106+ Lot of Pleasure
106 Jesse Evans
106 La Hacienda (Reserve)
106 Drop The Anchor
106 Novel Legend
106 Remaining Gesture
105 Magellan Strait
105 Legendary Day
104+ Falcon Eight
104 St Vincents Backyard
103 Mt Leinster
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