September 28 / 15.35 Cork

15.35 Cork

Soft

Thank You To All The Frontline Workers Handicap

  • Prize money: £8165.18
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 1m 46s
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Thank You To All The Frontline Workers Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.50
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 020-17 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Improved on juvenile form to score on seasonal bow at Gowran (SP 16-1) in April but absent until last month when down the field at Roscommon, although not disgraced; could have more to come as unexposed type.
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11th

2

(3)

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

14:05 Naas

Stylistic Approach

10st 0lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

Both wins came over 1m and on soft ground; could be vulnerable to pacier sorts.

6/1

8

(2)

4th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:05 Tipperary

Stylistic Approach

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: J S Bolger

Inconsistent; won a Gowran maiden over 1m in April and took a Cork handicap last week, both over 1m; however, was beaten 30l at Killarney two days ago and serious reservations today.

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 010365 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Continues to pay her way this season as a much-improved 5yo and is probably still capable of having a say off this mark; will probably be helped by a strong pace.
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5th

1

(9)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

15:45 Down Royal

Coill Na Sionainne

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

steadied start, took keen hold, soon towards rear, headway on outer when pushed along from 3f out, carried left and raced wide 2f out, soon ridden, kept on final 110yds, forced dead-heat 5th

4/1

2nd

1

(7)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:15 Leopardstown

Coill Na Sionainne

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

in touch with leaders, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, briefly led over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish

3/1

2nd

10

(6)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Coill Na Sionainne

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

towards rear of midfield, headway on outer under 2f out, ridden and went second 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, always held

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 081231 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has really turned a corner since switch to handicap company, winning two of last four starts and placing in other two; handles ease in the ground and just 2lb higher than latest Curragh success; obvious player.
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17th

19

(8)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Curragh

No More Porter

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John James Feane

took keen hold, always towards rear, pushed along when bit short of room from 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, eased inside final 110yds (jockey said gelding met with slight interference early in this race and was shuffled back as a result)

16/1

2nd

21

(9)

20th May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Curragh

No More Porter

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: John James Feane

3rd

5

(18)

9th May 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 70y

17:30 Roscommon

No More Porter

9st 10lb

J: Jake Coen

T: John James Feane

13/2

Form: 203832 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Been set some tough tests and fared well, now making his first start since being gelded as he returns from a mini-break; entitled to sharpen up for the run but no back number and rider's 10lb claim makes him interesting.
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3rd

3

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

17:45 Ballinrobe

Rebel Step

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Andrew Slattery

3/1

11th

5

(15)

15th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Naas

Rebel Step

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

5th

6

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Rebel Step

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Andrew Slattery

1-17 on Flat, placed seven times; in the process of running a good race when falling two out at Punchestown on hurdling debut; set a stiff task in a Grade 2 event at Leopardstown at Christmas; in rear in Irish Linclon before recent Limerick maiden hurdle win; up against it in this company.

20/1

8/1

Form: 528351

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Wasn't winning out of turn when opening account at the ninth attempt at Roscommon six weeks ago; interesting if his confidence has been boosted from that breakthrough but doesn't look on an overly tempting mark.
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5th

5

(10)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

17:13 Newcastle (AW)

Skilled Warrior

9st 0lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Grant Tuer

held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden and stayed on over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

8/1

3rd

3

(6)

24th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Skilled Warrior

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Won a Roscommon maiden when trained by Johnny Murtagh; midfield finish on his stable debut at York 11 days ago; calmer waters today but he does need a good step forward.

12/1

6th

9

(11)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:00 York

Skilled Warrior

8st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 1-4010 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Rock-solid six-time winner drops in class after finishing down the field in Irish Champions Weekend handicap at Leopardstown; return to 1m from 7f in his favour; rider's claim vital to his chance off this mark.
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8th

12

(20)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Bucky Larson

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

dwelt start, towards rear, headway 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, midfield when ridden 1f out, kept on

8/1

12th

6

(7)

6th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Bucky Larson

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

always towards rear, raced in last when nudged along and switched right 2f out, soon ridden briefly, made no impression

5/1

4th

2

(3)

15th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Naas

Bucky Larson

10st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

Form: 001225

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
In good form since Galway festival success and will appreciate the rain but difficult to say she's especially well handicapped at present; rider's claim helpful; should make another bold bid.
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4th

2

(6)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

13:50 Naas

Maud Gonne Spirit

9st 5lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Notched her fourth win when sloshing through the mud to win a Limerick handicap last week and raised 9lb for that; tougher task today on ground that won't be so testing.

18/1

1st

8

(11)

9th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Maud Gonne Spirit

8st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Handles testing conditions but all 3 wins have been at 7f; inconclusive over 1m latest when stumbled early and only got going late at Cork but could go well if getting it.

9/1

7th

7

(2)

28th Sep 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Cork

Maud Gonne Spirit

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

In good form since Galway festival success and will appreciate the rain but difficult to say she's especially well handicapped at present; rider's claim helpful; should make another bold bid.

10/1

16/1

Form: 686320 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Eyecatching second to useful Moddy Poddle at Killarney suggested he could be up to winning off this sort of mark; disappointing at Galway since but didn't have race unfold kindly for him; don't discount at decent price.
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8th

9

(5)

28th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 44y

19:10 Roscommon

Doolin Dancer

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P J F Murphy

never better than mid-division, kept on final 110yds

14/1

10th

1

(13)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:24 Limerick

Doolin Dancer

10st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P J F Murphy

Form: 163-00 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Some useful form last season for Jim Bolger; entitled to improve from recent debut for this stable but needs to; others preferred.
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13th

4

(2)

10th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Curragh

Sheer Bravado

9st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Patrick Martin

Some useful form last season for Jim Bolger; not operating at the same level this term, though not beaten far in mid-field at Cork last time.

16/1

9th

8

(11)

28th Sep 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Cork

Sheer Bravado

9st 6lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Patrick Martin

Some useful form last season for Jim Bolger; entitled to improve from recent debut for this stable but needs to; others preferred.

25/1

10th
3 (12)
Hale Bopp

9/1

Form: -10030 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Looked one who could be up to making his mark at a higher level when recording smart success here in May but hasn't quite progressed as hoped, although penultimate effort at Tipperary was respectable; cheekpieces tried and Keane rides instead of stablemate Bucky Larson.
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8th

3

(10)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Hale Bopp

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, soon raced in second, briefly disputed lead under 2f out, pushed along and outpaced 1f out, bit short of room and tenderly handled inside final furlong

7/2

1st

4

(1)

15th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Naas

Hale Bopp

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

7th

1

(11)

2nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Hale Bopp

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Won on handicap debut from 3lb lower on last year's seasonal reappearance; inconsistent towards the end of last term but 1m on good ground are both ideal and he's hard to put a line through.

7/1

Form: 54-12 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Very few miles on the clock and could be quite well handicapped off 81 on evidence of latest second at Galway when receiving 5lb from Casanova, who has since been promoted to mark of 99 following Punchestown win over Dance Jupiter and Listed third at Listowel; cheekpieces seemed to spark him up a little too much last time and are removed now; good draw to work with.
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5th

7

(3)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

River Derwent

9st 1lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

6/1

8th

7

(8)

15th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Naas

River Derwent

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

2nd

1

(9)

2nd May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Curragh

River Derwent

10st 6lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

7/1

20/1

Form: -66570

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Winless since 2yo debut strike in France back in July 2018 but interesting to see first-time visor tried and he has some form with an ease in the ground; could run well at a price.
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17

(2)

25th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Double Kodiac

9st 4lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Noel C Kelly

Third reserve; low-key efforts since joining this yard but better run here last week; needs to build on that.

6th

5

(1)

16th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:45 Dundalk (AW)

Double Kodiac

9st 6lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Noel C Kelly

Won in France on debut four years ago and winless since; backed down to market leadership over 1m2f here two weeks ago so better was obviously expected; not one to discount.

10/1

9th

4

(7)

4th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Double Kodiac

9st 12lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Noel C Kelly

Hasn't won since his debut in France in 2018; can be slowly away, as seen here in a couple of runs for this yard including over 1m here last month; yet to show his effectiveness at this trip and others appear more likely.

20/1

Form: 2510

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Seemingly well regarded by connections, bought for 115,000gns out of David Simcock's yard after ready win at Haydock (7f, soft) on third start, but no fireworks on Irish debut at Roscommon when easy to back; bound to come forward from that; wore hood for sole win but absent since; market check.
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12th

7

(2)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Bringsty

9st 7lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

never better than mid-division, ridden under 2f out, kept on, never on terms

25/1

10th

13

(16)

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:40 Gowran Park

Bringsty

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Adrian McGuinness

dwelt start, in rear and detached early, pushed along 5f out, minor headway and keeping on when ridden over 1f out, never on terms (vet reported gelding was coughing post race)

7/1

13th

6

(19)

21st May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Bringsty

9st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won 7f Haydock novice (soft) for David Simcock a year ago; generally struggled since and hasn't beaten a rival in two starts this term.

14th
2 (6)
Baseman

7/1

Form: 0-5127 D BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Disappointing he couldn't play more of a part last time at Killarney considering the promise he'd previously shown; visor tried then is replaced by cheekpieces used for two best efforts; needs to bounce back.
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14th

2

(6)

28th Sep 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Cork

Baseman

9st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Disappointing he couldn't play more of a part last time at Killarney considering the promise he'd previously shown; visor tried then is replaced by cheekpieces used for two best efforts; needs to bounce back.

7/1

15th
15 (1)
Akhlaaq

25/1

Form: 00-100 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Fine effort to score at 16-1 on seasonal bow at Leopardstown but no joy in two starts since; will probably need luck in running from stall 1.
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2nd

11

(7)

3rd Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Akhlaaq

8st 10lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: A J Martin

Back to form here of late, chasing home a stablemate over 1m2f before scoring over today's trip last month with seemingly a bit to spare; 8lb hike makes it tough in a much more competitive handicap.

13/2

1st

3

(9)

10th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:50 Dundalk (AW)

Akhlaaq

10st 1lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: A J Martin

Had been struggling this autumn but big return to form when beaten just under 1l in a claimer here last month; only nudged up 1lb; interesting if he can build on that back at 1m.

4/1

12

(1)

29th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Akhlaaq

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A J Martin

Made a winning return over this trip at Leopardstown in April and best effort since when narrowly denied in a claimer here latest; up 1lb and bit more needed back in handicap company.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €1650.00
Straight Forecast €1434.00
Tricast €5703.30
Trifecta €17324.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

River Derwent

RP Ratings (IRE):

No More Porter

TOPSPEED:

Stylistic Approach

POSTDATA:

Maud Gonne Spirit

The Irish Sun:

River Derwent