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Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE8527.42
UK300-3.00
Other201

6th May 19 Curragh(1m 2f Flat, Yielding (Straight Course), Good To Yielding (Round)) Rated 117 5/1 9-6 J A Heffernan 2nd of 4 runners, 1.5L behind Magical

13th Apr 19 Naas(1m 2f Flat, Good To Yielding) Rated 117 12/1 9-8 J A Heffernan 2nd of 8 runners, 4.5L behind Magical

20th Oct 18 Ascot(1m 7f 209yds Flat, Soft) Rated 116 9/4 8-13 R L Moore 4th of 6 runners, 2.63L behind Stradivarius

Trainer Quotes

A P O'Brien quotes on Flag Of Honour (IRE)

Ryan thought that the trip was no problem for him and he said he handles an ease as well as fast ground,. He said he could be a Leger horse and could turn into a Melbourne Cup horse. Rekindling won that race last year. They are the possibilities. When we were doing the jockey bookings I didn't know which one to put Ryan on because Giuseppe has improved and improved and doesn't do much at home so it's hard to work him out. This horse would have run in a Derby if we had had him in it. It was good to find out that he gets this trip. Wayne's horse (Victory Salute - finished fourth) ran a lovely race and he'll progress on. He's only a maiden and was green.
After Flag Of Honour (IRE) finished 1st at Curragh on Sun, 1st Jul 2018 1m 6f Flat Good to Firm

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Flag Of Honour (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Mustajeer (GB)1
13th Apr 2019 Naas(1m 2f , Flat, Good To Yielding) Flag Of Honour (IRE) 2nd (12/1 9-8 Rated 117) J A Heffernan 7.75L in front of Mustajeer (GB) 7th (4/1 9-3 Rated 111) C T Keane (8 ran)
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Magical (IRE)2
6th May 2019 Curragh(1m 2f , Flat, Yielding (Straight Course), Good To Yielding (Round)) Magical (IRE) 1st (2/9Fav 9-3 Rated 122) R L Moore 1.50L in front of Flag Of Honour (IRE) 2nd (5/1 9-6 Rated 117) J A Heffernan (4 ran)
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13th Apr 2019 Naas(1m 2f , Flat, Good To Yielding) Magical (IRE) 1st (1/1Fav 9-5 Rated 122) R L Moore 4.50L in front of Flag Of Honour (IRE) 2nd (12/1 9-8 Rated 117) J A Heffernan (8 ran)
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1-72
Mustajeer (GB) 6,b g 9-3

Medicean-Qelaan(Dynaformer)

hd6(28) d1 (David Spratt)
Rated 108

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE823-0.50
UK8120.00

28th Apr 19 Navan(1m 6f Flat, Yielding) Rated 110 12/1 9-4 C T Keane 2nd of 9 runners, nk behind Master Of Reality

13th Apr 19 Naas(1m 2f Flat, Good To Yielding) Rated 111 4/1 9-3 C T Keane 7th of 8 runners, 12.25L behind Magical

4th Nov 18 Naas(1m 3f 190yds Flat, Yielding) Rated 108 11/4 9-5 C T Keane 1st of 9 runners, by 6.5L and 7.5L from Whirling Dervish and Romiyna

Trainer Quotes

G M Lyons quotes on Mustajeer (GB)

I thought he was a Group horse in a Listed race and he's been promising to do that all year. We've just had to be patient with him ground wise, and he ran a blinder in the Ebor. He's not as straight forward as he looks out there. He caught me unaware one day at the Curragh this year when I was saddling him up and he frightened the life out of me. After that we put the hood and ear plugs on.
After Mustajeer (GB) finished 1st at Naas on Sun, 4th Nov 2018 1m 3f Flat Yielding

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Mustajeer (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Magical (IRE)1
13th Apr 2019 Naas(1m 2f , Flat, Good To Yielding) Magical (IRE) 1st (1/1Fav 9-5 Rated 122) R L Moore 12.25L in front of Mustajeer (GB) 7th (4/1 9-3 Rated 111) C T Keane (8 ran)
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Flag Of Honour (IRE)1
13th Apr 2019 Naas(1m 2f , Flat, Good To Yielding) Flag Of Honour (IRE) 2nd (12/1 9-8 Rated 117) J A Heffernan 7.75L in front of Mustajeer (GB) 7th (4/1 9-3 Rated 111) C T Keane (8 ran)
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6-52
Verbal Dexterity (IRE) 4,b c 9-3

Vocalised-Lonrach(Holy Roman Emperor)

(14) c2 (Mrs J S Bolger)
Rated 105

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE7225.50
UK200-2.00

12th May 19 Leopardstown(1m Flat, Good To Yielding) Rated 106 7/2 9-9 K J Manning 2nd of 6 runners, 2.5L behind Hazapour

3rd Apr 19 Leopardstown(1m Flat, Good To Yielding (Yielding after 4th race)) Rated 107 11/8Fav 9-5 K J Manning 5th of 9 runners, 2.25L behind Imaging

20th Oct 18 Ascot(1m 1f 212yds Flat, Soft) Rated 112 20/1 9-1 K J Manning 6th of 8 runners, 9.75L behind Cracksman

Trainer Quotes

J S Bolger quotes on Verbal Dexterity (IRE)

He's a very good horse. We loved him here the first day and then I got it wrong when I went back to six. He needs the seven even though he has plenty of toe. Seven or a mile is his real cut,. He handles any ground. It was good ground the last day over six and it was still a good effort. We were fairly optimistic that we would turn the tables going seven. I can see him as being champion European two-year-old! He's the real deal. He's as good as any of the two-year-olds I've had. He has a marvellous temperament, great looks. He has everything and is the complete package. He's as good as any of the ones that have won the Dewhurst for us. Any of those five. I would think he'll go for the Dewhurst next. He's a very sound strong limbed horse and I don't see any problems with faster going or deeper going it will all come alike to him. There is no need to look beyond a mile. When you have a horse like that you don't need to think about going further.
After Verbal Dexterity (IRE) finished 1st at Curragh on Sun, 10th Sep 2017 7f Flat Soft to Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Verbal Dexterity (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Zihba (IRE)2
12th May 2019 Leopardstown(1m , Flat, Good To Yielding) Verbal Dexterity (IRE) 2nd (7/2 9-9 Rated 106) K J Manning .50L in front of Zihba (IRE) 3rd (9/4 9-9 Rated 104) C D Hayes (6 ran)
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3rd Apr 2019 Leopardstown(1m , Flat, Good To Yielding (Yielding after 4th race)) Zihba (IRE) 2nd (10/1 9-10 Rated 104) C D Hayes 1.75L in front of Verbal Dexterity (IRE) 5th (11/8Fav 9-5 Rated 107) K J Manning (9 ran)
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8-23
Zihba (IRE) 4,b c 9-3

Choisir-Fancy Vivid(Galileo)

ts1(14) (Al Shaqab Racing)
Rated 104

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE832-0.40

12th May 19 Leopardstown(1m Flat, Good To Yielding) Rated 104 9/4 9-9 C D Hayes 3rd of 6 runners, 2.5L and 0.5L behind Hazapour and Verbal Dexterity

3rd Apr 19 Leopardstown(1m Flat, Good To Yielding (Yielding after 4th race)) Rated 104 10/1 9-10 C D Hayes 2nd of 9 runners, 0.5L behind Imaging

15th Sep 18 Leopardstown(1m Flat, Good To Firm) Rated 108 12/1 9-3 C D Hayes 8th of 10 runners, 8.38L behind I Can Fly

Trainer Quotes

J A Stack quotes on Zihba (IRE)

He’s in good form and we’re looking forward to it. I think he’ll like the drier ground and he’s getting weight all round. We’ll make a plan for him after Sunday.
After Zihba (IRE) finished 1st at Leopardstown on Sun, 13th May 2018 1m Flat Good to Firm

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Zihba (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Verbal Dexterity (IRE)2
12th May 2019 Leopardstown(1m , Flat, Good To Yielding) Verbal Dexterity (IRE) 2nd (7/2 9-9 Rated 106) K J Manning .50L in front of Zihba (IRE) 3rd (9/4 9-9 Rated 104) C D Hayes (6 ran)
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3rd Apr 2019 Leopardstown(1m , Flat, Good To Yielding (Yielding after 4th race)) Zihba (IRE) 2nd (10/1 9-10 Rated 104) C D Hayes 1.75L in front of Verbal Dexterity (IRE) 5th (11/8Fav 9-5 Rated 107) K J Manning (9 ran)
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2-11
Magical (IRE) 4,b f 9-0

Galileo-Halfway To Heaven(Pivotal)

(20) cd1 (Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor)
Rated 122

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE85210.87
UK2104.00
Other401

6th May 19 Curragh(1m 2f Flat, Yielding (Straight Course), Good To Yielding (Round)) Rated 122 2/9Fav 9-3 R L Moore 1st of 4 runners, by 1.5L and nk from Flag Of Honour and The King

13th Apr 19 Naas(1m 2f Flat, Good To Yielding) Rated 122 1/1Fav 9-5 R L Moore 1st of 8 runners, by 4.5L and 4.5L from Flag Of Honour and Latrobe

3rd Nov 18 Churchill Downs(1m 4f Flat, Dirt: fast; turf: good) 10/1 8-7 R L Moore 2nd of 13 runners, 0.75L behind Enable

Trainer Quotes

A P O'Brien quotes on Magical (IRE)

She had a lovely run the first day and she was a bit green at Cork and made hard work of it. Donnacha was delighted with her today. She's out of a Pivotal mare and handled the ground. Donnacha gave her a lovely ride and had her in a good position throughout the race. She stays well and should get well beyond a mile next year. Ryan said Happily struggled to quicken and she is able to quicken better on better ground. Seamus was a bit the same with September on her first run back. She will come on from that. They are all nice fillies and were all coming here with the view to coming back for the Moyglare. Clemmie will go for the Moyglare as well but not if the ground is soft. They don't ever be put together at home. That's why we run them so we all get to see them running together.
After Magical (IRE) finished 1st at Curragh on Sun, 20th Aug 2017 7f Flat Soft

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Magical (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Mustajeer (GB)1
13th Apr 2019 Naas(1m 2f , Flat, Good To Yielding) Magical (IRE) 1st (1/1Fav 9-5 Rated 122) R L Moore 12.25L in front of Mustajeer (GB) 7th (4/1 9-3 Rated 111) C T Keane (8 ran)
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Flag Of Honour (IRE)2
6th May 2019 Curragh(1m 2f , Flat, Yielding (Straight Course), Good To Yielding (Round)) Magical (IRE) 1st (2/9Fav 9-3 Rated 122) R L Moore 1.50L in front of Flag Of Honour (IRE) 2nd (5/1 9-6 Rated 117) J A Heffernan (4 ran)
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13th Apr 2019 Naas(1m 2f , Flat, Good To Yielding) Magical (IRE) 1st (1/1Fav 9-5 Rated 122) R L Moore 4.50L in front of Flag Of Honour (IRE) 2nd (12/1 9-8 Rated 117) J A Heffernan (8 ran)
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