September 17 / 18.15 Dundalk (AW)

18.15 Dundalk (AW)

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BetVictor Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £6058.04
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 2m 32s
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BetVictor Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 235092 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Not totally consistent but ran his best race of the season when a game runner-up over this trip at Roscommon last time (stable companion Pin Your Hopes fourth); C&D winner off 73 last winter so one to consider.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(9)

1st Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Blue Shadow

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A Oliver

Right back to his very best of late, winning a C&D handicap last month prior to a solid third at Fairyhouse 11 days ago; probably in the handicapper's grip now.

12/1

3rd

1

(6)

20th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 5f 110y

17:45 Fairyhouse

Blue Shadow

10st 1lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A Oliver

One of three runners here for yard; back to form lately, notching his second win at Dundalk three days ago over 1m4f, comfortably; 6lb penalty today but sure to go close if this doesn't come too soon.

5/2

1st

3

(15)

17th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Blue Shadow

9st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A Oliver

Not totally consistent but ran his best race of the season when a game runner-up over this trip at Roscommon last time (stable companion Pin Your Hopes fourth); C&D winner off 73 last winter so one to consider.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 601320 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
In the form of his life this summer, winning at Bellewstown before being narrowly beaten at Dundalk and Galway; latest Killarney run was tame but still on a fair mark so don't rule out.
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11th

5

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Fallen Forest

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: William Durkan

always towards rear, not fluent 5th, ridden and no impression after 4 out

16/1

13th

1

(1)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Fallen Forest

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: William Durkan

12th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Fallen Forest

12st 6lb

J: Richard Lombard

T: William Durkan

Beaten 10l at Dundalk last time; has a mountain to climb at these weights.

16/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 416840 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Tough and versatile mare has been kept busy of late but 0-11 on AW and of limited appeal despite lower mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Wexford

Effernock Fizz

11st 9lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Miss Katy Brown

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 1st, headed when mistake 5th, soon reminder and pushed along briefly, joined leader before 4 out, ridden when headed before 2 out, lost position when not fluent 2 out, no impression when mistake last, kept on

3/1

2nd

5

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Wexford

Effernock Fizz

10st 11lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Miss Katy Brown

led, clear 2nd, reduced lead halfway, jumped slightly right 7th, not fluent and headed 3 out, ridden and chased clear leader when not fluent 2 out, kept on, no match for winner

10/1

2nd

3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Effernock Fizz

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Miss Katy Brown

Form: 0-2121 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
In terrific form of late, winning 3 of last four starts, most recently (24hrs after Down Royal second) runaway success over 1m6f at Navan 12 days ago when making the running under today's rider; now 13lb higher so career-best required.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

(2)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 180y

19:50 Leopardstown

Dollar Value

9st 3lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

midfield, ridden and no impression over 1f out, soon no extra

25/1

4th

6

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:45 Kilbeggan

Dollar Value

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: T G McCourt

16/1

Form: 115579 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Both wins here over an extended 1m2f; has been found wanting on turf this year and others preferred at this trip.
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15th

8

(6)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Tooreen Angel

9st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J A Stack

towards rear of midfield, pushed along under 3f out, no impression over 1f out

20/1

9th

3

(11)

27th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:50 Fairyhouse

Tooreen Angel

9st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J A Stack

8/1

7th

15

(7)

8th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:35 Leopardstown

Tooreen Angel

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

Form: -25956 C

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Both wins here have been at 1m2f and having been campaigned over shorter trips on turf this year, encouraging run over just shy of this trip at Limerick last time after slow start; certainly not one to rule out.
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Verdict Starting price

9

(10)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 5

20:12 Goodwood

Golden Valour

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Robyn Brisland

25/1

5th

7

(4)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Golden Valour

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Robyn Brisland

On a competitive mark on last year's Irish form and it's possible he'll stay this far (unraced beyond 1m4f); fair fourth of six on last month's stable debut at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) but others are more compelling.

12/1

6

(6)

7th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Lingfield

Golden Valour

8st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Robyn Brisland

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 855742 CD BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Win his maiden over C&D last winter and some good runs in defeat since in handicaps, including over inadequate trip at Clonmel last time; of definite interest back on AW here with return to 1m4f to suit.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

13

(16)

16th Oct 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:25 Leopardstown

Pin Your Hopes

8st 12lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: A Oliver

Both wins at Dundalk over this trip; the most recent of which was eight days ago off a mark of 79; 4lb higher now in a deeper race and has stall 16; best to look elsewhere.

14/1

1st

1

(1)

8th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Pin Your Hopes

10st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: A Oliver

Sole win came here over the C&D off 80 back in December; in reasonable form of late and suited by return to this surface.

12/1

4th

4

(14)

20th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 5f 110y

17:45 Fairyhouse

Pin Your Hopes

9st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: A Oliver

Second runner for yard; beaten 4.5l behind his stablemate Blue Shadow at Dundalk three days ago and has work to do to reverse that form.

12/1

Form: 121706 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
First reserve; twice a winner here earlier in the year over 1m2f and encouraging enough return to action at Down Royal 13 days ago; gets this trip.
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7th

17

(5)

15th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Never Mistabeat

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Third reserve; C&D winner back in March; ran okay on return at Down Royal and had a tough draw here last time; on a good mark.

8th

14

(13)

17th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Never Mistabeat

9st 3lb

J: Willie Byrne

T: Jarlath P Fahey

First reserve; twice a winner here earlier in the year over 1m2f and encouraging enough return to action at Down Royal 13 days ago; gets this trip.

9th
13 (14)
Quamino

16/1

Form: 46-89

Last run: 126 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Useful NH performer with very limited flat experience, failing to settle at Leopardstown last time; others preferred.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

14th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

13:00 Punchestown

Quamino

11st 10lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

Fitness not an issue after Flat outings; never managed to find best form last season after a handicap hurdle win early in the campaign.

14/1

9th

5

7th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Thurles

Quamino

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Showed nothing in first two Flat runs this term but better run latest when beaten roughly 6l at Dundalk last month; should relish this longer trip.

25/1

9th

13

(14)

17th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Quamino

9st 5lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Paul Nolan

Useful NH performer with very limited flat experience, failing to settle at Leopardstown last time; others preferred.

16/1

10/1

Form: 170150 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
C&D win in July came off 2lb lower, stamina test beyond him last time at Leopardstown on soft; not one to rule out but others with seemingly stronger claims.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(14)

8th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Time And Money

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A Oliver

Two of his three wins have come here, including over 1m4f back in June off 4lb higher; interesting in that respect.

16/1

6th

7

(7)

20th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 5f 110y

17:45 Fairyhouse

Time And Money

9st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: A Oliver

Third runner for yard; won twice earlier this season but was well beaten on soft at Leopardstown before finishing 6.75l behind stablemate Blue Shadow at Dundalk three days ago.

16/1

10th

6

(4)

17th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Time And Money

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: A Oliver

C&D win in July came off 2lb lower, stamina test beyond him last time at Leopardstown on soft; not one to rule out but others with seemingly stronger claims.

10/1

8/1

Form: 011367

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Rattled off back-to-back wins at Navan and Gowran over the summer before solid showing when third at Galway festival; has been left with plenty to do on both runs since; needs to break smarter here on rare AW appearance.
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2

(18)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Naas

Dance Emperor

9st 12lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Peter Fahey

Back to back wins during the summer but struggling of late and looks up against it; finished seventh in a claimer over this trip at Dundalk on Friday.

16/1

7th

10

(2)

15th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dance Emperor

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Peter Fahey

Won back-to-back in the summer but the handicapper seemed to catch up with him; fairly consistent and easy to see him running into a place in this.

8/1

11th

8

(10)

17th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dance Emperor

9st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Rattled off back-to-back wins at Navan and Gowran over the summer before solid showing when third at Galway festival; has been left with plenty to do on both runs since; needs to break smarter here on rare AW appearance.

8/1

Form: 216105 CD BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Four-time Dundalk winner and not beaten far over C&D last time when fifth to Time And Money in July (Fallen Forest third) when not clearest of runs; back from a break and may just need this.
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5th

4

(20)

14th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:00 Navan

Chateau Musar

9st 12lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: John Geoghegan

8th

15

(15)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Chateau Musar

10st 2lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: John Geoghegan

First reserve; four-time course winner including twice at this trip; out of form until showing some signs of life here on Wednesday.

Form: 34/22/ D

Last run: 838 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Quite talented hurdler in her day and twice a winner on the flat at this trip; also C&D second off 84 in early 2019 but absent since midfield in Galway Hurdle of 2019 so can only be watched in the circumstances.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

16:05 Ayr

Pearl Of The West

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John C McConnell

6th

6

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Cork

Pearl Of The West

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: John C McConnell

Returned from a long absence last September and has been unable to recapture her useful 2018/19 form, highlighted by a Punchestown festival handicap hurdle win; plenty to prove.

10/1

5th

4

5th Feb 2022

Good

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:40 Musselburgh

Pearl Of The West

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Returned from a long absence last September and has been unable to recapture her useful 2019 form; however, her Irish trainer has an excellent 30% strike-rate with his British raiders so she's worth a second look off a handy mark in first-time cheekpieces; one to watch in the betting.

16/1

20/1

Form: 1631/0 D

Last run: 145 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Flat wins all came in Britain and some time ago; recent form not encouraging.
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8th

5

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

17:36 Tramore

Morning Skye

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Peter John Flood

prominent, slow jump 5th, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, no impression when hampered 2 out, soon no extra

25/1

13th

1

(7)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 5f 155y

20:20 Gowran Park

Morning Skye

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter John Flood

Hasn't won beyond 1m4f and has gone a long time without a win; back from hurdling and of limited appeal.

20/1

7th

11

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:35 Clonmel

Morning Skye

11st 5lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Peter John Flood

Form: 9/858

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; lightly-raced maiden of limited appeal off present mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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17th

13

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Naas

Afternoonwithsusan

11st 2lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P F McEnery

Maiden under all codes but has enough ability to win a race of this standard if tuned up after a break.

25/1

12th

1

(8)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:05 Galway

Afternoonwithsusan

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: P F McEnery

No great shakes without being disgraced in handicaps this autumn; not sure why she should be good enough albeit dropped in grade.

25/1

12th

5

(19)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Afternoonwithsusan

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P F McEnery

Maiden under all codes after 15 starts but has compromised her chance with very slow starts in Flat handicaps the last twice; a squeak if breaking on terms.

25/1

Form: 1-0577 CD

Last run: 76 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; well-bred but limited sort, winning over C&D last November off 66; just fair turf/hurdle form of late and others hold more appeal.
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2

(7)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Shamiyan

9st 13lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: M Halford

Beaten favourite in three handicaps here before coming good at 15-2 in a 1m4f handicap last month; shapes as though he could step up in trip and a leading player from a stable in fine form.

4/1

1st

1

(12)

26th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Shamiyan

10st 2lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: M Halford

Sole win in 17 starts came over C&D; narrowly denied over C&D last month but posted a lesser effort when favourite last time; poorly drawn that day but not much better off here and probably needs to be at his very best to defy this mark.

6/1

8th

1

(17)

10th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Dundalk (AW)

Shamiyan

10st 2lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: M Halford

C&D winner last year off 66 and back to form here a fortnight ago, finishing well when beaten a head by Rita Levi (pair clear); 3lb better off with that rival here and rider claims an additional 3lb so good prospects of gaining revenge; draw a possible negative.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta €601.00
Straight Forecast €513.30
Tricast €10646.00
Trifecta €4208.00

Selections

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Golden Valour

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Dollar Value

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