Paddy Power Irish Cambridgeshire tips and runner-by-runner guide to Curragh 4.15 on Saturday

Swot up on the 27 horses...

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A maximum field of 27 runners go to post in the Paddy Power Supporting Cancer Trials Ireland Irish Cambridgeshire.

Casanova, a runner-up at last month’s Galway Races Festival, heads the weights for Saturday’s 16:15 at the Curragh, which boasts a €100,000 prize pot.

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Trainer Jessica Harrington saddled last year’s winner Bopedro and sends out a trio of runners this time – Cowboy Justice, Jungle Cover and That’s Just Dandy.

With so many runners, the Paddy Power Irish Cambridgeshire looks a proper punting puzzle so we’ve gathered Timeform’s nifty horse-by-horse guide to help you pick through the field. You’ll also find betting tips from the racing boffins and the latest prices on our snazzy widgets below.

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Paddy Power Irish Cambridgeshire runners

Casanova

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: Adam Caffrey Age: 6 Weight: 10st 0lbs Draw: 19

Seventh of 16 in handicap at Galway (7f, soft, 5/1) 27 days ago, not clear run. Can make presence felt.

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Lexington Dash

Trainer: John McConnell Jockey: Siobhan Rutledge Age: 5 Weight: 9st 10lbs Draw: 9

Latest win at Fairyhouse in July. Seventh of 8 in handicap at this course (6f, good, 6/1) 14 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. More needed.

**

Monaasib

Trainer: Kevin Prendergast Jockey: G. P. Halpin Age: 4 Weight: 9st 10lbs Draw: 22

Course winner. 28/1, thirteenth of 18 in handicap at Galway (8.6f, good to soft) 32 days ago, slowly away. Needs a couple of these to falter.

**

Fastnet Crown

Trainer: M. D. O’Callaghan Jockey: L. F. Roche Age: 5 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 6

C&D winner. Latest win here in June. 8/1, last of 18 in handicap at Galway (8.6f, good to soft) 32 days ago. Needs to get back on track.

***

Jungle Cove

Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington Jockey: D. A. Kidd Age: 5 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 5

Career best when winning 10-runner handicap at Ascot (8f, good to firm, 14/1) 21 days ago, readily. Yard in good form. Should continue to give a good account.

***

Saltonstall

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: G. M. Ryan Age: 8 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 1

C&D winner. Twenty one runs since last win in 2020. Fifteenth of 16 in handicap (6/1) at Galway (7f, soft) 27 days ago. Something to find on form.

**

Spanish Tenor

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: J. Coen Age: 8 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 27

Latest win at Gowran in June. Ninth of 11 in handicap at Gowran (7f, good, 9/1) 17 days ago. Has work to do.

**

Verhoyen

Trainer: M. C. Grassick Jockey: Jack Cleary Age: 7 Weight: 9st 6lbs Draw: 24

4-time course winner. 12/1, creditable second of 7 in handicap at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft) 12 days ago. Merits consideration.

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Hale Bopp

Trainer: G. M. Lyons Jockey: M. A. Enright Age: 4 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 10

Latest win at Naas in May. Last of 4 in minor event (5/4) at Killarney (8.1f, good to soft) 9 days ago. Trainer going well. Needs to bounce back.

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Star Harbour

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: R. P. Whelan Age: 4 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 18

Creditable sixth of 18 in handicap (16/1) at Galway (8.6f, good to soft) 32 days ago. Can give another good account.

***

Good Heavens

Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien Jockey: D. B. McMonagle Age: 3 Weight: 9st 4lbs Draw: 16

1 win from 3 runs this year. Career best when winning 4-runner minor event at Cork (8f, good to soft, 4/7) 36 days ago by 4½ lengths from Federal, easily. Makes handicap debut. Should improve.

***

Sirjack Thomas

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: C. J. MacRedmond Age: 7 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 13

C&D winner. Respectable fourth of 16 in handicap at Galway (7f, soft, 12/1) 27 days ago, never nearer. Merits consideration.

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Big Baby Bull

Trainer: Michael Mulvany Jockey: G. F. Carroll Age: 6 Weight: 9st 1lbs Draw: 25

Course winner. Latest win at Naas in July. Creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at this C&D (good, 11/2) 21 days ago, never nearer. Not ruled out.

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Pierre Lapin

Trainer: Adrian McGuinness Jockey: Ben Martin Coen Age: 5 Weight: 9st 1lbs Draw: 4

Seventeen runs since last win in 2019. 16/1, below form fifth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (10.7f) 12 days ago. Back down in trip. Visor on 1st time. Not dismissed if shrugging off latest effort.

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Catena Zapata

Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: R. C. Colgan Age: 4 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 17

Latest win at Dundalk in February. Thirteenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (10.7f, 11/2) 12 days ago, doing too much too soon. Back down in trip with more required.

**

Celtic Crown

Trainer: Joseph G. Murphy Jockey: William James Lee Age: 5 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 26

28/1, career best when winning 27-runner handicap at this C&D (good to soft) by 1¼ lengths from No More Porter. Off 99 days. Visor on 1st time. Needs considering.

***

Cowboy Justice

Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington Jockey: Shane Foley Age: 3 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 11

Course winner. Latest win at Killarney in July. 9/2, very good third of 18 in handicap at Galway (8.6f, good to soft) 32 days ago. Yard having good spell. Another bold show likely.

****

Crystal Black

Trainer: D. K. Weld Jockey: C. D. Hayes Age: 4 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 8

15/2 and blinkered for 1st time, sixteenth of 18 in handicap at Galway (8.6f, good to soft) 32 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time. Others more persuasive.

**

Janoobi

Trainer: G. M. Lyons Jockey: C. T. Keane Age: 3 Weight: 8st 13lbs Draw: 14

Lightly-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Winner at Cork in May. 11/10, good second of 8 in handicap at this C&D (good) 21 days ago. Yard in good form. Likely to continue in form.

***

Massaman

Trainer: Jack W. Davison Jockey: Declan McDonogh Age: 4 Weight: 8st 13lbs Draw: 20

C&D winner. 3 wins from 10 runs this year. Latest win at Down Royal in July. 7/1, good second of 11 in handicap at Gowran (7f, good) 17 days ago, suited by way race developed. Enters calculations.

***

Federal

Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien Jockey: M. P. Sheehy Age: 4 Weight: 8st 11lbs Draw: 21

Thrice-raced winner. 4½ lengths second of 4 to Good Heavens in minor event at Cork (8f, good to soft, 17/2) 36 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Uphill task at these weights.

**

No More Porter

Trainer: J. J. Feane Jockey: K. J. Manning Age: 4 Weight: 8st 10lbs Draw: 3

C&D winner. Below form tenth of 16 in handicap at Galway (7f, soft, 6/1) 27 days ago, slowly away. Others appeal more.

**

Shawaamekh

Trainer: J. F. Levins Jockey: W. M. Lordan Age: 8 Weight: 8st 10lbs Draw: 12

Latest win at Cork in May. Last of 7 in handicap at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft, 3/1) 12 days ago. Others preferred.

**

Elephant John

Trainer: Barry Fitzgerald Jockey: R. P. Cleary Age: 4 Weight: 8st 8lbs Draw: 23

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 13/2, won 14-runner maiden at Tipperary (7.4f, good to firm) 22 days ago. Makes handicap debut but others look better treated at these weights.

**

Comfort Line

Trainer: Michael Mulvany Jockey: A. J. Slattery Age: 5 Weight: 8st 7lbs Draw: 2

Improved on recent efforts to win 16-runner handicap at Navan (8f, good, 16/1) 2 days ago, always holding on. This is tougher under a penalty, but clearly in good heart.

**

That’s Just Dandy

Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington Jockey: N. M. Crosse Age: 4 Weight: 8st 7lbs Draw: 7

9/2, good third of 13 in handicap at Doncaster (8f, good to firm) 23 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal. Trainer going well. Has to be taken seriously.

*****

Imposing Supreme

Trainer: T. Gibney Jockey: J. A. Powell Age: 6 Weight: 8st 7lbs Draw: 15

Latest win at Ballinrobe in June. 6/1, fourth of 7 in handicap at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft) 12 days ago, barely adequate test. Not ruled out.

***

Paddy Power Irish Cambridgeshire tips

Timeform: Plenty are in with a shout. THAT’S JUST DANDY wasn’t seen to best effect but still ran well when third at Doncaster earlier in the month so he gets the nod off an unchanged mark. Course-winner Cowboy Justice also arrives in excellent nick and is feared most, although Janoobi, Casanova and Verhoyen all need factoring in too.

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