October 02 / 15.55 Killarney

15.55 Killarney Soft

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  • 1m 3f 50y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 2m 36s
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Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.70
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 571056

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Ended a losing run at Tipperary in June; not beaten far from his revised mark when last seen on the Flat and he's run okay over hurdles since; probably doesn't want the ground too testing though.
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Verdict Starting price

4

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:35 Clonmel

Malbas

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

9th

5

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Malbas

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Won on Flat off 70 in October; getting there over hurdles and eye-taking at Leopardstown latest when things went a little against him; yard having fine time of it; interesting.

10/1

11th

5

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Malbas

11st 13lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Won twice on the Flat last year; some promise in maiden hurdles but struggled when tailed off on handicap/yard debut last time; doesn't look well treated on anything he's done so far.

33/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 17-167

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Made a winning reappearance at Down Royal in June but held from an 8lb higher mark twice since; worth another go at this trip and not ruled out.
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22

(3)

23rd Oct 2021

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Prime Chief

9st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Second reserve; has improved 19lb in the last year, winning at Down Royal and solid efforts in defeat at Killarney and Naas last twice; bit more needed off 4lb higher.

3rd

6

(14)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Naas

Prime Chief

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Twice a winner at this trip and did very little wrong when narrowly foiled over a furlong further at Killarney; up 4lb for that and had a hard race.

7/1

2nd

7

(7)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 3f 50y

15:55 Killarney

Prime Chief

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Made a winning reappearance at Down Royal in June but held from an 8lb higher mark twice since; worth another go at this trip and not ruled out.

7/1

3rd
3 (4)
Crassus

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 82-222

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Unlucky not to have won on the Flat and hit the crossbar for the fourth consecutive time when last seen on the level; lesser effort over hurdles since but only a matter of time before he gets his head in front from this sort of mark; handles most ground.
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2nd

3

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Cork

Crassus

10st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Noel Meade

Has wom over hurdles and comes in here in good form from the Flat having gained an overdue win in a Curragh handicap last month; can find ways to get beaten but smart at his best and has to be respected here.

9/2

1st

1

(8)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Crassus

10st 2lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Winning hurdler is 0-15 on the Flat but twice runner-up in 1m4f handicaps at this venue this year, including 12 days ago when strong at the finish behind L'Un Deux Trois; not sure this drop in trip will suit but any softening in the ground will bring his stamina into play: Colin Keane replaced by inexperienced 10lb claimer.

8/1

2nd

1

(12)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Crassus

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Hurdle winner has been in the frame lots of times on the level, including when runner-up three times this season; third at Killarney last time; has to squeeze out a bit more.

11/2

Form: -00373

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Losing run is mounting up but he ran with credit when third at Dundalk last week and he's been left on the same mark; handles testing conditions well and one to be interested in here.
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15th

6

(8)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Spruce Meadows

9st 7lb

J: Sean Bird

T: John James Feane

On a long losing run but continues to run well in defeat, though a bit below par at Killarney last time; capable of being involved off career low mark.

9/1

4th

9

(6)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 3f 50y

15:55 Killarney

Spruce Meadows

9st 7lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: John James Feane

Losing run is mounting up but he ran with credit when third at Dundalk last week and he's been left on the same mark; handles testing conditions well and one to be interested in here.

10/1

3rd

2

(1)

24th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Spruce Meadows

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: John James Feane

Seven-time winner overall and has come back to form of late in handicaps at Down Royal and Punchestown; every chance of making his presence felt although might need some luck from his draw.

8/1

Form: 062-50

Last run: 123 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Has become well handicapped on old form but with good reason having not won for more than four years; disappointing at Tipperary when last seen and off 123 days.
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10th

7

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Andratx

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

15th

7

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Andratx

11st 1lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Hasn't won over hurdles since a hat-trick in 2017 but got back to something like his best when runner-up at Galway in October; hasn't managed to build on that since and others are probably better treated.

25/1

10th

1

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

15:40 Naas

Andratx

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Went as close as he has for a while when second in a Galway handicap hurdle in October; below his best since although not disgraced at Thurles last week; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 44226- BF

Last run: 392 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back at Dundalk at the end of 2019 and while he didn't add to that last year, he was fairly consistent in defeat; main concern is the 392-day absence to overcome.
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6th

7

(12)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:20 Leopardstown

Rockview Roman

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

13th

7

(14)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rockview Roman

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: John C McConnell

Won back-to-back C&D handicaps in October/November 2019; unable to add to his tally, going closest when second in races at this venue and Gowran last summer; unplaced favourite here in November, unplaced joint-favourite in January.

16/1

8th

5

(6)

19th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:50 Dundalk (AW)

Rockview Roman

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: John C McConnell

Won back-to-back C&D handicaps in 2019 but unable to add to those wins since; hasn't really shaped like a return to the winners' enclosure is near in three starts this winter.

8/1

7th
4 (11)
Djasek

7/1

Form: 901/30 D

Last run: 144 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Sole win came on the Flat in France in 2019; struggled over 2m1f here last time but his previous Flat run suggested this sort of mark was workable.
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1st

8

1st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Djasek

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Mixing and matching between Flat and hurdles lately, not disgraced when fourth in Dundalk claimer last month; 0-10 over hurdles but has gone close to breaking his duck in this sphere before, including when second to Flindt here around this time last year; lively player if putting it all together.

6/1

4th

7

(5)

8th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:45 Dundalk (AW)

Djasek

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: A J Martin

Won 1m3f maiden in France at three and some creditable placed form under both codes this year; best form on testing ground and unproven on AW; weighted to be competitive but yard looks to have much stronger candidate in Nibiru.

10/1

4th

13

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Djasek

11st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Winner on soft ground in France and some good efforts both over hurdles and on the Flat earlier in the year; two recent Flat runs should have brought him on and yard in good form.

14/1

Form: 671580

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at Sligo in June and wasn't disgraced on her next two starts but it was a lesser effort when last seen at Galway last month; others probably on better marks.
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9th

10

(1)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Naas

Lady Georgie

9st 6lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

Sligo winner on easy ground in June but has gone off the boil since and hard to fancy; well beaten in ninth over 10.5f at Dundalk on Friday.

25/1

9th

16

(15)

15th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Georgie

9st 11lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

Second reserve; sole win came over a similar trip at Sligo in the summer; gone off the boil in recent starts though and tough draw.

8th

5

(1)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 3f 50y

15:55 Killarney

Lady Georgie

9st 12lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

Got off the mark at Sligo in June and wasn't disgraced on her next two starts but it was a lesser effort when last seen at Galway last month; others probably on better marks.

16/1

33/1

Form: 8/7-80

Last run: 103 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
0-5 and tailed off on handicap debut when last seen; off 103 days and hard to recommend.
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18th

16

(15)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Falvetti

8st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: S M Duffy

Lightly-raced with just six starts since June 2019; needs to improve plenty from Killarney comeback run.

22/1

9th

15

(5)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 3f 50y

15:55 Killarney

Falvetti

8st 12lb

J: Melanie Horsman

T: S M Duffy

0-5 and tailed off on handicap debut when last seen; off 103 days and hard to recommend.

33/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 211890 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back earlier in the summer and she's back below her last winning mark; tailed off last time but the step back up in trip will suit and she's one to consider.
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5th

7

(8)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

15:50 Gowran Park

Matilda With Me

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Rodger Sweeney

4/1

1st

8

(5)

21st Apr 2022

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

19:00 Tipperary

Matilda With Me

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Rodger Sweeney

7/2

3rd

5

(2)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Matilda With Me

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Rodger Sweeney

Consistent efforts in a trio of similar handicaps since February; might well be at her best over 1m4f but capable of being a factor here.

13/2

25/1

Form: 058/0-

Last run: 466 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Fairly modest form in four starts so far including handicap bow when last seen; now has a 466-day absence to defy and likely best watched this time.
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11th

2

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Ferrum

11st 10lb

J: Robert Monaghan

T: John C McConnell

Well beaten in some decent maidens but didn't fare much better on handicap debut at Naas last month; has to do much better now.

25/1

20th

8

13th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 80y

15:30 Naas

Ferrum

11st 6lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: John C McConnell

Has run in maidens won by smart novices Three Stripe Life, Grand Jury and Sir Galahad; possibly worth a market check on handicap debut; rider recently celebrated a first success on a handicap hurdler from this stable

12/1

17

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Limerick

Ferrum

12st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: John C McConnell

Third reserve; earned his mark in decent maidens and of interest on handicap debut.

6/1

Form: 544354 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Consistent this term, without getting her head in front since her reappearance at Cork; on her lowest mark for a while and acts on testing ground; can't be ruled out.
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7th

8

4th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:05 Newton Abbot

Ivy Avenue

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

13

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:40 Southwell

Ivy Avenue

10st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

Three Flat wins in Ireland (for Jim Bolger); limited promise in novice hurdles and no better on this month's handicap debut, when return of cheekpieces should have helped; might be worth another chance.

14/1

8th

10

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

14:52 Chepstow

Ivy Avenue

10st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed no more than glimmers of promise in three 2m novice/maiden hurdles during the winter but was fair on the Flat when trained in Ireland and now sports cheekpieces (worn for all three wins) for the first time in this sphere; interesting.

7/1

Form: 664020

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
27-race maiden; good run here on her penultimate Flat start but was then tailed off prior to a poor effort over hurdles 12 days ago; enough to prove now from poor draw.
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11th

22

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Lighthouse Lady

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Edmond Kent

7th

4

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Lighthouse Lady

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Edmond Kent

25/1

19

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Lighthouse Lady

11st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Edmond Kent

Probably unsuited my slog at Christmas when last seen; mare did well previously and likes this ground; interesting at a price.

12/1

Form: 382760

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back last year and some creditable efforts earlier this term but hasn't beaten a rival in her last three starts and her best form is on quicker ground.
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1

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Allora Yeats

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Miss Katy Brown

8th

6

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 120y

18:00 Tramore

Allora Yeats

11st 4lb

J: Adam Short

T: Miss Katy Brown

13th

7

(5)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Allora Yeats

9st 12lb

J: Mark Gallagher

T: Miss Katy Brown

Good stayer on her day and was runner-up in the Apprentice Derby at the Curragh in June but totally lost her form thereafter; first run for over five months.

25/1

Form: 07-000

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
13-race maiden (eight on Flat); shown very little in two starts since returning in August; mark looks high on what he's achieved of late; wears first-time cheekpieces.
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9th

9

28th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 148y

12:45 Clonmel

Willywampus

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Donal Commins

Tailed off on the Flat on Monday and beaten 10l on his previous outing over hurdles; still seems on a tough mark for what he's done in this sphere to date; wears first-time tongue-tie.

16/1

15th

2

(11)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Willywampus

10st 1lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Donal Commins

Bit more like it over hurdles last time but Flat form really poor this year; outsider.

33/1

5th

10

14th Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 73y

13:37 Tramore

Willywampus

11st 6lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Donal Commins

Hard to fancy 4yo but not devoid of ability and yard's runners can pop up at big prices.

20/1

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Straight Forecast €1033.40
Tricast €3746.90
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Selections

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Spruce Meadows

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Crassus

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Spruce Meadows

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Spruce Meadows