Goffs Million tips and runner-by-runner guide to Saturday’s 3.20 at the Curragh

Huge sums of cash up for grabs here!

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*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

While the leading two-year-olds are in action at Newmarket on Saturday, the richest juvenile race in Europe takes place at the Curragh on the same day.

An incredible prize pot worth €1,234,000 is up for grabs in the Goffs Million, run over 7f, with the first horse past the post bagging €611,000 for connections and money on offer to finishers down to 10th place.

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Entry is restricted to two-year-old colts and fillies that were catalogued in the 2021 Goffs Orby Sale so 19 runners are set to go to post at 15:20.

You can find the latest Goffs Million odds on the Paddy Power website, otherwise Timeform’s handy runner-by-runner guide plus betting tips from the racing boffins are below.

Goffs Million runners

Bossy Parker

Trainer: John Patrick Murtagh Jockey: Ben Martin Coen Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 4

C&D winner. Career best when winning 5-runner nursery at Cork (7f, soft, 7/2) 17 days ago, kept up to work. Getting better with each recent run.

***

Frequent Flyer

Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: G. P. Halpin Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 7

Thrice-raced maiden. Second of 13 in minor event (6/5) at Ffos Las (7.4f, good) 29 days ago. Stable having good spell but plenty of improvement will be needed.

**

Galeron

Trainer: Charles Hills Jockey: Shane Foley Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 3

Lightly-raced winner. Winner at Goodwood in June. Good fourth of 15 in minor event at Doncaster (6.5f, good, 12/1) 16 days ago.

***

Gifted Angel

Trainer: Tom Dascombe Jockey: M. A. Enright Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 5

Fair gelding. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, seventeenth of 18 in nursery (20/1) at York (6f, good) 38 days ago. Uphill task.

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Hellsing

Trainer: G. M. Lyons Jockey: C. T. Keane Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 6

Very good start to career, following course debut success with a second in a Leopardstown Group 3 and win in a Tipperary listed race (7.4f, good to firm). More to come and leading claims.

*****

He’s A Monster

Trainer: Archie Watson Jockey: Hollie Doyle Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 15

15/2, won 9-runner novice at Chelmsford (7f) on debut 9 days ago, well ridden. More to come form this English raider.

***

Hiawatha

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: W. M. Lordan Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 19

Thrice-raced winner. Won 9-runner maiden at this course (8f, good to firm, 5/4) 35 days ago, keeping on well. Stable in good form. Merits consideration.

****

Killybegs Warrior

Trainer: Charlie & Mark Johnston Jockey: R. P. Whelan Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 16

Thrice-raced winner. 2 wins from 3 runs this year. 4/6, won 3-runner nursery at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) 49 days ago, kept up to work. Open to further improvement.

****

New Endeavour

Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: J. Mitchell Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 17

Lightly-raced winner. Career best when winning 6-runner nursery at Kempton (7f, 4/6) 21 days ago, all out. Stable in good form.

***

Oviedo

Trainer: Edward Bethell Jockey: Kevin Stott Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 2

Twice-raced winner. Winner at Doncaster on debut in July. 7/1, very good 3¾ lengths third of 9 to Chaldean in Acomb Stakes at York (7f, good) since. Likely to go well.

****

Ramazan

Trainer: Richard Fahey Jockey: Oisin James Orr Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 12

Fairly useful colt. 2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Haydock in July. Good second of 10 in nursery at Ayr (6f, good, 9/4) 8 days ago, just failing. Stable in good form.

****

The Franchise

Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien Jockey: Declan McDonogh Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 1

Once-raced maiden. 5/1, third of 12 in maiden at this C&D (good to firm) on debut 35 days ago, running on late. Yard having good spell. May well do better.

***

Wahaaj

Trainer: Patrick Owens Jockey: Louis Steward Age: 2 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 14

Thrice-raced winner. 2 wins from 3 runs this year. Latest win at Yarmouth in July. 3¼ lengths second of 6 to Silver Knott in Solario Stakes at Sandown (7f, good, 5/1) 35 days ago. Enters calculations.

****

Creatively

Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: G. F. Carroll Age: 2 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 10

Twice-raced maiden. Second of 8 in minor event at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm, 10/1) 28 days ago. Yard in good form.

***

Expressova

Trainer: Ms Sheila Lavery Jockey: R. C. Colgan Age: 2 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 18

Twice-raced maiden. Eyeshields on for 1st time, last of 8 in minor event at this C&D (good, 33/1) 49 days ago. Visored for 1st time. Plenty to find on form.

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Lashes

Trainer: M. Halford Jockey: N. G. McCullagh Age: 2 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 8

Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, tenth of 14 in maiden at Punchestown (7f, good to soft) 11 days ago. Blinkered for 1st time. Easy to look elsewhere.

*

Magical Sunset

Trainer: Richard Hannon Jockey: C. D. Hayes Age: 2 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 11

Winner on debut at Windsor in August. Only sixth of 15 in a valuable sales race at Doncaster (6.5f, good, 7/2) 16 days ago but she may yet to better.

***

Queen Of Ours

Trainer: W. McCreery Jockey: N. M. Crosse Age: 2 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 9

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Won 6-runner maiden (8/11) at Sligo (5.7f, soft) 52 days ago, cosily. Up in trip. This demands a lot more, though.

**

Zoinnocent

Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien Jockey: D. B. McMonagle Age: 2 Weight: 9st 0lbs Draw: 13

Lightly-raced winner. 6¼ lengths fifth of 7 to Meditate in Debutante Stakes (11/2) at this C&D (good to firm) 35 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Yard in good form. Looks competitive on form.

***

Goffs Million tips

Timeform: Europe’s richest 2-y-o returns for the first time since 2009 and the prize can stay in Ireland courtesy HELLSING, who can see off English challengers Wahaaj and Oviedo. Aidan O’Brien’s Hiawatha was a ready winner in maiden company over 1m here last month and should also have a part to play if as effective over this shorter trip.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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