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15:55 Gowran Park

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BetVictor Casino Handicap (Div I)

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  • 1m 1f 110y
  • 16 runners
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BetVictor Casino Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: 866039

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Dual-purpose performer has been in good form under both codes and went close over 1m at Cork two runs back when just behind Accessory; was raised 6lb for that and no impact at Thurles last time; promising claimer lightens his load.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

10st 1lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer got off the mark on this surface at the thirteenth attempt when scoring over C&D last month, despite racing keenly and hanging left; 3lb rise okay and could go well again.

5/1

1st

5

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

9st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

took keen hold, midfield

7/1

3rd

10

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

9st 10lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Noel C Kelly

slightly awkward start, slowly into stride, towards rear

11/4

Form: 515705 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 1m including at this venue last year; fair fifth on stable debut at Bellewstown and place claims although trip not sure to suit.

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13th

9

(16)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 175y

17:20 Bellewstown

Adapt To Dan

9st 12lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: Lee Smyth

Won an AW claimer at the start of last year but became inconsistent and was well held on last month's return; tough draw to overcome here but his best turf effort came at this venue.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 308167 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off 53 on good ground last month but too free last time at the Curragh; not one to rule out under Keane but soft ground is a concern.

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4th

7

(17)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Leanora

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: A J Martin

midfield, headway and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on, not reach leaders

11/1

13th

6

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:55 Navan

Lady Leanora

11st 7lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Flat winner for Dermot Weld but tailed off in three maiden hurdle starts for this yard; wears first-time tongue-tie and hard to recommend on what she's shown so far.

33/1

Form: 607023

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

22-race maiden went very close to making the breakthrough at Clonmel (9.5f, good) on penultimate start and another solid placed effort last time; ran well on soft earlier in the year; knocking on the door and should go close.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(11)

27th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sideshow Bob

9st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

0-23 and impossible to make a case for on these terms.

50/1

17

(13)

15th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Sideshow Bob

9st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Third reserve; 22-race maiden; going close in handicaps of late but this is much tougher.

Form: 003708

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Third off 65 over 1m here on good ground in June; hasn't built on that in subsequent starts but 6lb lower now and may be better for recent outing.

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15th

14

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 40y

19:20 Killarney

Tashim

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Eoin Doyle

Went close at Gowran last summer but yet to hit form this campaign; cheekpieces now tried; 3lb wrong.

16/1

11th

14

(3)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 59y

18:20 Roscommon

Tashim

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Eoin Doyle

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, waiting for room 1f out, kept on, never dangerous

20/1

10th

10

(14)

5th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

17:52 Leopardstown

Tashim

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Eoin Doyle

Maiden was touched off over 1m at Gowran last June; not as good since but fitter for recent AW spin and had some good runs on soft ground in his younger days.

20/1

Form: -05204

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Exposed sort 1-24 ran well after a lay-off when fourth over 1m4f at Bellewstown but best form at that trip and this likely to be too sharp a test for him.

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13th

14

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Lariat

11st 5lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

never better than midfield

40/1

11th

11

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Lariat

11st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: J J Lambe

towards rear

20/1

Form: 900000

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Showed ability at the Curragh in June but 0-17 and has looked regressive of late.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

13

(10)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Dew

9st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Andrew Kinirons

held up in rear

25/1

8th

10

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Morning Dew

11st 2lb

J: Mr Luke O’Neill

T: Andrew Kinirons

Bottom of the barrel maiden but showed some life when second in Leopardstown charity race at the weekend.

25/1

2nd

12

(14)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:30 Leopardstown

Morning Dew

11st 9lb

J: Joan Tyner

T: Andrew Kinirons

.

40/1

Form: 225515

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Made all to win at Cork (1m, yielding) with Darkened back in third; held off new mark last time and best form over 7f/8f so longer trip a major concern.

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17

(9)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:20 Clonmel

Accessory

8st 12lb

J: Robyn Donaghue-Leahy

T: Patrick J Flynn

Third reserve; both wins last autumn over shorter; hard to fancy on recent form (well held at Gowran yesterday) and 2lb wrong.

14th

12

(11)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Accessory

8st 12lb

J: Robyn Donaghue-Leahy

T: Patrick J Flynn

soon towards rear, stumbled after 2f, headway when raced wide into midfield halfway, in touch with leaders home turn, soon pushed along, weakening when ridden and no impression towards near side over 1f out

20/1

14th

15

(3)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Accessory

8st 11lb

J: Robyn Donaghue-Leahy

T: Patrick J Flynn

prominent against far rail, pushed along from under 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out

25/1

Form: 9080-0

Last run: 280 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Modest form in 10 races and not seen since January; starts out for third trainer but impossible to fancy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(8)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 123y

20:20 Galway

Complete Fiction

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Jarlath P Fahey

held up in rear

13/2

2nd

1

(20)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Complete Fiction

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Second to Smaoineamh Sile in this last year and gained second C&D success last month; now 8lb higher but has to be respected given his track record.

8/1

1st

3

(11)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Complete Fiction

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Jarlath P Fahey

held up in rear, headway under 2f out, ridden and ran on well from 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on well

8/1

Form: 007000

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Two back-end wins over 7f at the Curragh last year but very much out of form recently; steps up in trip.

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3rd

25

(7)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Tyrions Dream

8st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

led narrowly or disputed lead early, headed but prominent after 3f, pushed along halfway, joined leader and every chance when ridden over 2f out, kept on but held final 110yds, just held third

50/1

15th

9

(13)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

16:00 Gowran Park

Tyrions Dream

9st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

slowly into stride, in rear, reminders early, headway into midfield after 3f, ridden home turn, weakened 2f out

14/1

15th

14

(2)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Cork

Tyrions Dream

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and brief headway, no impression 2f out, weakened over 1f out

18/1

Form: 207814

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Made the breakthrough over 1m at Bellewstown on stable debut and creditable fourth at Limerick last time; has only once tried further than 1m but should stay and one to consider.

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2nd

16

(13)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:20 Leopardstown

Phillys Hope

9st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

took keen hold, midfield, headway 2f out, ridden and briefly disputed lead over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, just held second

10/1

1st

11

(3)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 110y

17:45 Gowran Park

Phillys Hope

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

midfield, switched left and ridden from over 2f out, soon headway on near side of group, led over 1f out, faced strong challenge but kept on strongly inside final furlong, just held on

11/2

15th

13

(17)

20th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Naas

Phillys Hope

9st 1lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: T G McCourt

prominent, ridden under 3f out, weakened up the centre over 1f out

7/1

Form: 330950 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Tricky mare 3-44 on the Flat and not at her best of late but C&D winner this time last year and place claims.

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11th

8

(15)

27th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

All The Mollies

8st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Ciaran Murphy

Quirky mare doesn't have a great AW record although only beaten roughly 3l over 1m2.5f on last visit here; hard to fancy on recent turf efforts.

25/1

13th

12

(11)

30th Sep 2021

Yielding

1m 3f 211y

16:20 Bellewstown

All The Mollies

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Ciaran Murphy

Tricky mare 3-43 on Flat and capable of running well but looks well exposed at this stage.

14/1

Form: 54/0-0

Last run: 283 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Placed a couple of times for previous yard including off 64 over C&D; off a very low mark now and ran well over hurdles in January but not seen since the following month.

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18th

18

4th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 170y

17:20 Tipperary

Red Sole Diva

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John F Gleeson

Lost form on Flat after showing ability for Joseph O'Brien, initially rated 66, had slumped to 40 after two runs last season; had two hurdle runs in 2021, not disgraced when fourth of nine on the first occasion.

33/1

15th

15

(10)

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:55 Gowran Park

Red Sole Diva

9st 0lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

slowly away, in rear, soon detached, headway when nudged along 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, nearest finish (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

20/1

12th

16

(16)

21st Apr 2022

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

19:00 Tipperary

Red Sole Diva

8st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

16/1

Form: -90504

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Ex-French filly showed promise over C&D in the summer and back from a break when fourth to Accessory at Cork; going back up in trip will help and there are races to be won with her; chance.

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11th

14

(4)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Sweet November

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: John C McConnell

Winner last term but has struggled since and shown nothing in two recent starts, including here last week.

33/1

12th

14

(5)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Sweet November

9st 1lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Gowran winner over an extended 1m1f and yet she was tailed off back there 15 days ago on her return from a break; makes limited appeal so soon after that.

20/1

14th

14

(16)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

15:30 Gowran Park

Sweet November

8st 12lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: John C McConnell

dwelt start, towards rear, some headway and towards rear of midfield halfway, raced wide home turn, soon ridden and weakened, eased inside final furlong

25/1

Form: 920-80 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

C&D winner and runner-up over 1m on heavy ground here a year ago; nothing in two starts this term but could go well at a price.

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16th

16

(15)

25th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:45 Naas

The Ladys Bid

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: P M Rogers

9th

13

(14)

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 130y

18:00 Gowran Park

The Ladys Bid

8st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: P M Rogers

Form: 60209-

Last run: 370 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Good effort when runner-up at Killarney last year (11f, soft to heavy) but no impression in next two Flat starts and not seen since being pulled up over hurdles in May; starts out for third trainer here and very much an outsider.

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13th

9

(3)

3rd Nov 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Marthas Vineyard

8st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Lee Smyth

Good effort when runner-up over 1m3f at Killarney last year; no impression m next two Flat starts; absent since pulled-up over hurdles in May; best watched now on debut for this yard.

14/1

Form: 065800 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner rated 90 at his peak but looks a light of other days; impossible to fancy.

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14th

14

(1)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Navan

Secret Wizard

8st 13lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Paul W Flynn

always towards rear

33/1

14

(6)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:15 Navan

Secret Wizard

8st 12lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Paul W Flynn

Poor form so far this term; back up in trip and was tailed off on his sole attempt at this sort of distance previously.

40/1

Form: 4226-6

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

First reserve; dual AW winner was second over C&D last year; showed up quite well on first run for over a year at Killarney and not one to take lightly.

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5th

7

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Rockview Roman

11st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Three-time Flat winner; easily best display over hurdles so far on handicap debut at Sligo last month; further progress is on the cards.

6/1

2nd

7

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

18:35 Sligo

Rockview Roman

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

soon midfield, mistake 4th, headway when bit short of room and switched left after 2 out, ran on and went second run-in, no match for winner

14/1

Form: 0-0908

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; had some fair placed form last year but soundly beaten on all four appearances this term.

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16th

11

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

16:20 Gowran Park

Ben Alexander

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: H Rogers

towards rear of midfield

50/1

Form: 484030

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; won over 1m at Bellewstown last year; inconsistent profile this term but good third over that trip at Thurles and could improve a bit for the extra distance here.

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12th

3

25th Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:10 Down Royal

Dromod Lad

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Low-rated handicapper on Flat; first maiden hurdle outing at Naas better than second attempt at Punchestown; more likely as handicap prospect after this.

50/1

16th

3

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Dromod Lad

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Poor Flat handicapper but far from disgraced on his hurdles debut at Naas earlier this month; has a fair bit to find but worth watching for signs of further progress.

40/1

8th

2

6th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Naas

Dromod Lad

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Won off basement rating over 1m at Bellewstown last year; inconsistent this term; fair third at Thurles on penultimate start, disappointing 5-1 chance at the Curragh last time; first time over hurdles now.

33/1

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Betting Forcast

15/2 Darkened, 10/1 Adapt To Dan, 7/1 Lady Leanora, 9/2 Sideshow Bob, 14/1 Tashim, 9/1 Lariat, 33/1 Morning Dew, 11/2 Accessory, 40/1 Complete Fiction, 20/1 Tyrions Dream, 7/1 Phillys Hope, 18/1 All The Mollies, 20/1 Red Sole Diva, 11/1 Sweet November, 25/1 The Ladys Bid, 20/1 Marthas Vineyard, 66/1 Secret Wizard, Rockview Roman, Ben Alexander, Dromod Lad

Verdict

She's had plenty of chances but SIDESHOW BOB comes here in good form and may get her turn. Philly's Hope gained a hard-earned first victory herself recently and can contend again while the unexposed Sweet November has shown potential. [Mark Nunan]

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sweet November

SPOTLIGHT:

Sideshow Bob

POSTDATA:

Darkened

The Irish Sun:

Sweet November