6th October 2020
Impressive entries feature at The Curragh for this Sunday
The Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch will be one of the feature races at The Curragh this Sunday, 11th October and following this morning’s entry stage, 57 contenders remain in the two mile contest, with a maximum of 22 permitted to line up.
The Aidan O’Brien trained Dawn Patrol, recent winner of the Comer Group International Loughbrown Stakes and third in this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will add quality to the race, with the son of Galileo set to carry top weight. His stable companion Shoshone Warrior, who is currently the joint ante post favourite with Paddy Power, is also expected to be in the line up.
Baron Samedi is one of 9 entries for trainer Joseph O’Brien and the 3 year old will be looking for his fifth successive victory this year. O’Brien’s other entries include Cerberus and King’s Vow and Druid’s Altar.
Last year’s winner Royal Illusion is set to represent Willie Mullins and the County Carlow based trainer is set to have a very strong team in the race with a total of 8 entries, who also include Mt Leinster, Sayo and Dark Voyager.
Other notable contenders include Run for Mary and Poseidon both trained by Charles Byrne, Powerful Ted trained by Noel Meade and Father Ailbe trained by Gavin Cromwell. Trainer Tony Martin has 5 entries including Golden Speak, while Emmet Mullins has entered Sneaky Getaway and Cape Gentleman. The John Murphy trained Brazos who won the race in 2018, together with 2017 winner of the race Lord Erskine trained by Harry Rogers, also feature in the race.
Up Helly Aa, Order of Australia, Fiscal Rules and Sonnyboyliston are among the entries for the Group 3 Novi IT Services International Stakes.
Bahrain Pride, trained in Britain by Simon and Ed Crisford, is one of 19 entries in the Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables Anglesey Stakes. The son of Kodiac won his first two starts this year including a valuable Listed race at Redcar before finishing fifth behind Alkumait in the recent Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes. Aidan O’Brien who has won the race 11 times has entered St Mark’s Basilica, Lippizzaner, Giorgio Vasari and Preamble. Other notable entries include Aunty Bridy, Belle Image, Lady Princess, Poetic Flare, Sweet Gardenia and New Treasure.
The Staffordstown Stud Stakes, which was won by subsequent multiple Group 1 winner Fancy Blue last year, has attracted 23 fillies. Trainer Donnacha O’Brien will attempt to win the race for a second successive year with recent Navan winner April Showers. His father Aidan has 3 entries including High Heels, while his brother Joseph has 5 entered including Thinking Of You and Sense of Style. Teodolina and Thank You Next are set to represent leading British based trained Richard Hannon, while the Dermot Weld trained Shandra, an impressive winner at The Curragh last August and Malaysian trained by Jessica Harrington are other notable contenders for the valuable contest over 1 mile.
There are 18 entries in the Chapmans Kildare Amateur Riders Derby, 22 in the extra.ie Apprentice Handicap and 21 in the Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital Handicap which is the opening race on what promises to be a very competitive high quality programme.
Final runners published following declaration of runners by 10am on Friday 9th October
Latest betting: Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch
Paddy Power: 7 Mt Leinster, Shoshone Warrior, 10 Baron Samedi, Run For Mary, 11 Powerful Ted, 12 Sayo, 14 Cape Gentleman, Dawn Patrol, Poseidon, Dark Voyager, 16 Cerberus, War Diary, 20 Danger Money, Golden Spear, Grandmaster Flash, Great White Shark, Haparanda, Melburnian, Pugin, Royal Illusion, Silver Fox, Tudor City, Turnpike Trip, 25 Druid’s Altar, Kaatskill Nap, King’s Vow, No Say Ever, The Mouse Doctor, Tonkinese, 33 Alatar, Centroid, Curious Bride, De Name Escapes Me, Eight And Bob, Father Ailbe, Great Bear, Isotope, Legal Spin, Monopoly, Peregrine Run, Red Gerry, Mutadaffeq, Royal Aide, Sneaky Getaway, Walking On Glass, 40 Dinard Rose, 50 Brazos, Effernock Fizz, Never Do Nothing, Place Des Vosges, Takarengo, 66 Buckman Tavern, Millford Sound, 100 Aircraft Carrier, Lord Erskine, Questionare, 250 Grand D’Espagne
Straight course: soft, yielding to soft in places
Round course: yielding to soft
Forecast: unsettled week ahead
Track: racing on stand side in straight. Stalls in centre for all sprints.
Where to watch
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