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16:15 Gowran Park

Soft To Heavy

BetVictor Casino Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £6058.04
  • 1m 5f 172y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 3m 13s
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BetVictor Casino Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 32-5

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on heavy for Ralph Beckett at Newbury last year before being bought by present connections for 57,000gns; not shamed on Irish bow in Galway maiden and very much a dark one on handicap debut; bred to stay.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Dutch Schultz

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, prominent on far side of group 3 out, left in second 2 out, soon led and nudged along, ridden after last, headed towards finish

4/1

2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 82y

16:05 Clonmel

Dutch Schultz

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, mistake 7th

7/1

6th

2

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Dutch Schultz

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

never better than midfield

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 402367 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Modest strike-rate but admirable 8yo always runs well at Gowran and no surprise if he's in the shake-up again.

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8th

6

(10)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Mountain Fox

9st 11lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: F Oakes

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near to challenge

25/1

9th

2

6th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Thurles

Mountain Fox

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: F Oakes

in rear, pushed along and struggling after halfway, kept on from over 2f out, made no telling impression (jockey said gelding never travelled during this race)

16/1

6th

11

19th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Mountain Fox

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: F Oakes

towards rear, pushed along and headway from 2 out, ridden and ran on from last, not reach leaders

25/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 0-0508

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Decent dual-purpose performer albeit just 1-17 in this discipline and not at his best in recent Flat outings; mark is dropping at least and just 1lb higher than when winning at Limerick (1m4f, good) last year.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

(7)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Wajaaha

8st 11lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Patrick J McKenna

Last win came over C&D in November 2022 off 1lb higher; some good runs in defeat last autumn although tame effort when last seen in December; rider's 10lb claim a positive.

12/1

10th

1

(16)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Wajaaha

10st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: Patrick J McKenna

Down the field over hurdles latest but very consistent here prior to that, beaten no more than a length last three C&D runs; less favourable draw this time but should be thereabouts.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4/7-50 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Talented dual-purpose horse was seventh in the Cesarewitch last year but well-beaten in the Irish equivalent recently and this trip probably not far enough for him these days.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

4

(12)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 182y

19:35 Killarney

Whirling Dervish

10st 0lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

prominent

14/1

6th

9

(5)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 160y

17:13 Gowran Park

Whirling Dervish

9st 0lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Four-time winner under all codes but he's pulled up in his last two hurdles and current wellbeing is an issue.

20/1

Form: 090-0

Last run: 79 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Modest form under both codes; hard to make a case for him.

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7th

12

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:15 Navan

Nathaniels Dream

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: A J Martin

Should be sharper for last month's run on the Flat at Galway, showed good stamina when coming from off the pace (met interference at the third-last) in a handicap hurdle over an extended 3m at the Galway festival, stamina should come into play over this stiff 2m6f.

6/1

10th

6

(2)

19th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:40 Navan

Nathaniels Dream

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, no impression from 2f out

4/1

5

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 47y

15:45 Sligo

Nathaniels Dream

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Off the mark at the 23rd attempt with a handicap hurdle success at the Galway festival last time; plenty to find on form making his chase debut here.

9/1

Form: -00490

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

French bumper winner; good seventh at a huge price in last year's Irish Cesarewitch but well-held in recent Flat outings; blinkers on.

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5th

15

(12)

10th Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Grand Despagne

10st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Luke Comer

First reserve; won a bumper in France in 2019 but hasn't won since; now tried in first-time cheekpieces.

6th

11

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 172y

16:15 Gowran Park

Grand Despagne

9st 1lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Luke Comer

French bumper winner; good seventh at a huge price in last year's Irish Cesarewitch but well-held in recent Flat outings; blinkers on.

33/1

10th

2

(14)

23rd Sep 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 55y

16:40 Listowel

Grand Despagne

10st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Bumper winner in France in 2019; below form last time but a minor chance on his previous Leopardstown fourth; best on soft ground.

16/1

20/1

Form: -25608

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner for Pat Flynn; likely to come on for AW return after 104 days off; second run for new yard and strong stayer can't be ruled out.

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4th

10

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Jake Peter

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M A Cahill

Hasn't shown much over hurdles since 2019; running okay in defeat on the Flat when last seen but probably vulnerable back in this sphere after 104 days off.

33/1

7th

5

(8)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jake Peter

9st 6lb

J: Alan Persse

T: M A Cahill

Ended a long losing run over 1m6f at Killarney but lesser efforts over 1m4f here since; has run well over this trip previously so can't be ruled out; wears first-time hood.

9/1

6th

5

(5)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Jake Peter

9st 12lb

J: Alan Persse

T: M A Cahill

Useful dual-purpose horse, though his AW record is a modest 1-18; successful over 1m6f at Killarney in August; down the field over 1m4f here four weeks ago.

10/1

Form: 4/22/0 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner and smart hurdler; returned from two years off when never a factor on AW last month and likely to need this run as well.

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2nd

12

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Pearl Of The West

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

The last of her five hurdle wins came in 2019 but has been regressive in the last 18 months; however, has run solid races on both chase starts lately over 2m4f and a repeat of those efforts will put her firmly in the mix.

2/1

3rd

2

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 4

15:18 Perth

Pearl Of The West

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: John C McConnell

raced in second, slow jump 3rd, mistake 3 out

2/1

Form: 407

Last run: 142 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Needs to improve on maiden form but well-bred (half-brother to Group 1 winner Fascinating Rock and smart dual-purpose performer Quick Jack) and has been given time to mature; tried in blinkers last time and now fitted with visor; respected.

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4th

3

(4)

17th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 5

16:00 Brighton

Mitigated Risk

9st 7lb

J: George Wood

T: John Butler

4th

3

(3)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 5

13:05 Yarmouth

Mitigated Risk

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

Well-bred colt (Galileo half-brother to Group 1 winner Fascinating Rock); unplaced all four starts last year (1m2f-1m6f) for Dermot Weld, including in blinkers and visor; needs to turn a corner but he has switched stables and market support would be highly significant.

3/1

9th

13

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 172y

16:15 Gowran Park

Mitigated Risk

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Needs to improve on maiden form but well-bred (half-brother to Group 1 winner Fascinating Rock and smart dual-purpose performer Quick Jack) and has been given time to mature; tried in blinkers last time and now fitted with visor; respected.

11/1

Form: 1/4/4/ D BF

Last run: 1253 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Classy hurdler was useful Flat stayer back in the day for Mark Johnston but only one Flat start in 5 years; fitter for recent spin over fences on first start for Andrew McNamara but others preferred; cheekpieces back on.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

10

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:30 Roscommon

Scarpeta

10st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

towards rear, some headway after 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, no impression after 2 out

66/1

3rd

10

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

18:45 Clonmel

Scarpeta

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

in rear, mistake 6th, headway but still plenty to do 3 out, ridden and went second before 2 out, 1 length down when pecked on landing 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on

10/1

18th

12

(2)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:21 Navan

Scarpeta

9st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Andrew McNamara

12/1

Form: 7/0-02

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner at Killarney (11f, soft) two years ago; lightly-raced since and hadn't shown much this year in two hurdle outings and on the Flat at Listowel until returning to form when second to a dour stayer at Thurles (2m, yielding); up 4lb and drop in trip may be to her advantage; good chance.

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6th

14

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

13:20 Navan

Dawn Of The West

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Won 1m3f Killarney maiden in 2019; moderate Flat form this year with the exception of her second in 2m Thurles handicap early last month; mild promise in two maiden hurdle runs; possibly one for handicaps after this.

20/1

6

31st Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:15 Cork

Dawn Of The West

11st 9lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Noel Meade

Won 1m3f Killarney Flat maiden two years ago (soft) and lightly raced since, pick of form when second in 2m Thurles handicap early this month, tame effort latest in testing conditions; mild promise both maiden hurdles, good bit more likely needed here.

11th

9

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 172y

16:15 Gowran Park

Dawn Of The West

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Maiden winner at Killarney (11f, soft) two years ago; lightly-raced since and hadn't shown much this year in two hurdle outings and on the Flat at Listowel until returning to form when second to a dour stayer at Thurles (2m, yielding); up 4lb and drop in trip may be to her advantage; good chance.

5/1

Form: 009112 CD BF

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Big improver on testing ground (13f/14f) early in the season and won over hurdles at Sligo in July; burst last time when 4-11 fav over hurdles but big player if she has been restored to full health; first start for new trainer and jockey booking would suggest connections mean business.

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0

8

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:50 Ballinrobe

All Class

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Paul Traynor

Dual-purpose mare has been lightly-raced; should improve from her comeback run for new yard; not ruled out.

14/1

9th

1

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Cork

All Class

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Traynor

Reported to have blood in both nostrils when well below par on final two starts last summer for Ronan McNally, having earlier won Limerick flat handicap; trip/ground okay but watching brief advised on account of recent history; has run well fresh.

25/1

5

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

17:20 Downpatrick

All Class

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Ronan M P McNally

towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, weakened quickly from 4 out, soon pulled up, burst blood vessel (vet said mare had blood at both nostrils post race; jockey said mare burst a blood vessel during this race)

5/4

Form: 277

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Summer bumper winner could be on a nice mark for handicap bow and Foley booked but she might prefer drier ground.

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1st

2

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

13:45 Downpatrick

Dani Barcelona

11st 7lb

J: Sean Cleary Farrell

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, not fluent 4th, led after 4 out, pushed along and went clear run-in, easily

7/2

13th

12

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 172y

16:15 Gowran Park

Dani Barcelona

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: W P Mullins

Summer bumper winner could be on a nice mark for handicap bow and Foley booked but she might prefer drier ground.

13/2

7th

11

7th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Thurles

Dani Barcelona

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner on debut; promising Flat bow at Gowran and likely to have been unsuited by 1m4f at Listowel two weeks ago; likely improver up in trip but no doubt she needs to.

12/1

Form: 55/942

Last run: 149 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Career best when runner-up in Curragh handicap (2m, heavy) in May; 7lb higher and five month lay-off to overcome but unexposed as a stayer.

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2nd

12

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Weather Alert

9st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Thomas Mullins

soon held up in rear, good headway when raced wide from over 4f out, led when ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

4th

15

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 55y

17:45 Listowel

Weather Alert

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

Maiden came back after a long absence lately; needs to do a good bit more to feature.

25/1

6th

5

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:40 Killarney

Weather Alert

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Thomas Mullins

dwelt start, towards rear, rapid headway and prominent after 2f

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €277.00
Straight Forecast €311.10
Tricast €1825.90
Trifecta €4760.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dawn Of The West

The Irish Sun:

Jake Peter

POSTDATA:

Wajaaha

TOPSPEED:

Mountain Fox

RP Ratings (IRE):

Dawn Of The West