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14:30 Curragh

Yielding To Soft

Paddy Power “I’d Love A Pint But I Forgot My Covid Cert” Handicap

  • Prize money: £5531.25
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 2m 16s
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Paddy Power “I’d Love A Pint But I Forgot My Covid Cert” Handicap

Runners: 27 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
1 (8)
Crassus

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -22232 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

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.

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15th

12

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Crassus

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

In good form on the Flat this year; missed all of 2022 but went close when runner-up at Cork when last seen over timber in 2021; goes well on heavy ground and one to consider from a fair handicap mark.

12/1

3rd

15

(8)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Crassus

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

14/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: -26850 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Navan winner at this trip this time last year (soft) and mainly campaigned over hurdles this year, winning once; probably made too much use of from a wide draw at Dundalk on latest, a run he can be forgiven; on a fair mark.

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7

1st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:37 Gowran Park

Na Caith Tobac

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Paul W Flynn

Went close at Kilbeggan in August but two lesser efforts last month including back over timber from his lower hurdle mark a fortnight ago; 2-5 over fences though and there may be more to come in this sphere; best form on good; engaged at Gowran on Friday.

7/1

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:02 Gowran Park

Na Caith Tobac

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul W Flynn

led, joined after 4th, disputed lead when fell heavily 5th

10/1

6th

10

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Na Caith Tobac

10st 8lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Paul W Flynn

took keen hold, led, headed and prominent 5 out, lost position and pushed along after 3 out, no impression after 2 out, beaten when mistake last

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 10-408 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Recent wins have been over 1m4f; veteran very lightly raced this year, not discredited here 12 days ago; dropped 3lb since so not one to rule out despite trip being a bit on the short side.

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14th

5

(12)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

El Tren

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Nine-time turf winner, limited AW experience; good run when second at the Curragh on penultimate start; asking a lot now at the age of 12.

14/1

3

(5)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

El Tren

9st 13lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Veteran mudlark capable of taking a hand on this ground if returning to form of Curragh second over this trip; tailed off at Navan since and has become hard to predict.

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 867641 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of reduced mark to open account over this trip at Navan recently, doing enough to hold off Chacha Dancer in weak contest; 8lb rise seems stiff and 3lb worse off with that rival here.

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1st

2

(2)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Dha Leath

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won four handicaps during progressive 2022 (1m-1m2f, good-heavy) and fast ground and/or the step back up to 1m4f may not have suited at the Curragh recently; an each-way case can be made on form but perhaps 1m2f suits best.

7/1

7th

4

(16)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Dha Leath

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent

14/1

1

(8)

30th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 121y

16:55 Sligo

Dha Leath

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Enjoyed a fine campaign last year, four wins culminating in Naas success in November off 84 for which she went up a hefty 11lb; encouraging comeback run over inadequate trip in Lincoln augurs well and drops in class, although career-best now needed.

4/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 900281 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Was gaining second career win when taking Gowran handicap last week, seeing the trip out well on soft on favoured far side; up 8lb for that but still on a fair mark historically; one to consider.

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9th

10

(13)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Slieve Bearnagh

9st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: M Halford & T Collins

took keen hold, soon disputed lead, led clearly after 2f

10/1

Form: 042525 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Maiden has gone close on a couple of occasions, including behind Dha Leath at Navan early this month over this trip (soft); slowly away and left with too much to do here last time over 1m4f; respected and rain would suit.

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4th

4

(8)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Chacha Dancer

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

Failed to win in 23 starts in Ireland but she ran out the comfortable winner of a 2m handicap at Wolverhampton on her stable debut last June (well backed); that form is rock solid for the grade and she still has potential as a stayer; has an absence to overcome but her yard is going well and she's of serious interest.

6/1

1st

8

(10)

5th Jun 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chacha Dancer

9st 4lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

slowly away, in rear

25/1

Form: 929402

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Maiden finished runner-up in Fairyhouse claimer in July and back to that level of form when good second in Gowran handicap last week on soft, although had a hard race (rider banned for excessive whip use); just 1lb higher and good claimer on board so definite place claims if over that race.

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12th

7

(16)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 126y

19:40 Ballinrobe

While Youre Up

9st 9lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Andrew McNamara

Seemed to do better for 1m4f when second at Tramore; chance compromised by gate and this is tough; cheekpieces.

6/1

2nd

7

(7)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:20 Tramore

While Youre Up

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, went third 5f out, went second under 3f out, pushed along and 3 lengths down over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, no match for winner

11/4

7th

4

(7)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

While Youre Up

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent

33/1

Form: 8344

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 3yo has shaped well in maidens, not quite getting home over 1m4f in testing conditions last time; drop back in trip here for handicap debut could prove inspiring.

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0

12

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Gonetomillgrove

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, slightly hampered 5th, struggling 7th, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), pulled up last (usual 2 out)

16/1

10/1

Form: 705482

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Nice bit of improvement upped in trip at Gowran last week, keeping on well to chase home clear-cut winner Astrophysicist on soft; 10lb better off with that rival here.

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9th

21

(13)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Estoppel

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Nice bit of improvement upped in trip at Gowran last week, keeping on well to chase home clear-cut winner Astrophysicist on soft; 10lb better off with that rival here.

10/1

2nd

18

(3)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 1f 110y

15:22 Gowran Park

Estoppel

10st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

First reserve; career best fourth on handicap debut; had excuses when slowly away at the Curragh since; can't be ruled out if she gets in.

8th

18

(13)

10th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Curragh

Estoppel

8st 9lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Three runs in maidens; made a bright start in handicap company when fourth in a 22-runner event over 1m1f at Leopardstown in August; quite feasible that she can build on that.

8/1

10th
19 (9)
Mephisto

14/1

Form: 2-0056 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Sandown winner over this trip last year for Ralph Beckett; form this year somewhat underwhelming but did show a little more at Navan on latest, keeping on well after having to be switched; could be approaching a competitive mark; blinkers worn when winning fitted for first time this year.

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5th

1

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Mephisto

12st 6lb

J: Peter Rathigan

T: Gerard Keane

Fifth on AW at Dundalk last time but would need a career best to figure here.

20/1

Form: 0/22-1 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Emerged from over year's absence for shock 20-1 win here 12 days ago, not doing much in front but always holding Crassus over 1m4f (yielding); drop back in trip shouldn't be a problem and 5lb rise seems fair.

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9th

1

(15)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

LUn Deux Trois

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Oliver McKiernan

All his wins have come at around 1m4f, the latest on soft ground at Tipperary in August; this would be easier than at the Curragh last time.

10/1

6th

12

(5)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

LUn Deux Trois

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Oliver McKiernan

took keen hold, towards rear

20/1

16/1

Form: 74000-

Last run: 365 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Tipperary win last year at just short of this trip; kept to hurdling this year without success, probably needing the run at Listowel last time after a break; down to career-low Flat mark so dangerous to dismiss.

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14th

9

6th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

14:20 Galway

Silvertown

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Sole hurdles win came in 2m4f Navan handicap in 2022; mixing hurdles/chases of late without showing much; others preferred.

20/1

7th

3

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Silvertown

11st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

1-17 over hurdles, placed six times; has been competing over fences without showing much; others preferred.

16/1

Form: 604

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden for whom last week's Gowran run was her best yet; scope for improvement back up in trip here for handicap debut.

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12th

9

(6)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Navan

Star Of Burma

9st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

prominent, pressed leader after 1f, disputing second halfway, pushed along over 3f out, weakening when ridden and no impression from under 3f out

28/1

8th

6

(2)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

20:00 Tramore

Star Of Burma

9st 12lb

J: J Cleary

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

towards rear, minor headway inside final furlong, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

12/1

7th

3

(3)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Sligo

Star Of Burma

9st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

pushed along briefly, outpaced early, soon towards rear, headway into midfield before halfway, pushed along and lost position when bit short of room 3f out, minor headway when ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

12/1

14th
16 (24)
Alfalfa

20/1

Form: 086

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Some improvement on latest of 3 maiden runs when keeping on into midfield at Gowran; handicaps likely more his game but opening mark looks on the high side.

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4th

5

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Alfalfa

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

Like many from this yard, has been in fine form on turf including 1m4f win at Thurles; first past the post over 1m2f at the Curragh yesterday but demoted for causing interference; well beaten only previous run on AW.

9/2

2nd

6

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Alfalfa

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

midfield, good headway and went second over 2f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, faced challenge inside final 110yds, kept on well, finished 1st, placed 2nd

9/1

3rd

7

(2)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Alfalfa

9st 11lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear, headway up the centre under 2f out, went third over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

5/2

25/1

Form: 028430

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Three wins in Britain came over much shorter trips although seemed to get this trip when third at Navan over the summer; recent Gowran run well below best but can't be readily ruled out.

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5th

2

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Bring Us Paradise

10st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Won over C&D last year; fourth off 7lb higher mark here in March but needs to bounce back to form.

25/1

19th

10

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Bring Us Paradise

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Luke Comer

Last win came off 5lb lower at Bellewstown over 1m4f last September; too keen over 1m6f at Galway last time and this trip will suit better; squeak if back to form.

33/1

12/1

Form: 9650

Last run: 123 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Handicap debut here in June was poor; better judged on close sixth in decent Leopardstown maiden earlier that month but today's trip an unknown; interesting Colin Keane now takes the ride.

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1st

13

(5)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Lyra Belacqua

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

Fairly consistent form in maidens and handicaps here since early November; blinkers tried here and has a bit to find on ratings but should run well.

8/1

7th

13

(14)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lyra Belacqua

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

Eigth-race maiden; turf form was modest, seems more at home on this surface; well worth considering on the basis of two 1m efforts here during December.

5/1

4th

6

(6)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lyra Belacqua

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: D K Weld

Seven-race maiden; turf form was modest, seems more at home on this surface; worth considering on the basis of recent third behind Wychwood Whisper who is now 8lb higher.

6/1

66/1

Form: 62846/ D

Last run: 768 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Four wins in Britain at this trip came some time ago, returning here from over 2 year's absence for new yard; likely best watched in the circumstances.

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17th

8

(22)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Baydar

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Gabriel McNamara

Four wins in Britain at this trip came some time ago, returning here from over 2 year's absence for new yard; likely best watched in the circumstances.

66/1

20

(15)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:10 Galway

Baydar

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Gabriel McNamara

Reserve; formerly useful but hasn't run for ages and has moved stables since last seen.

66/1

Form: 45000/

Last run: 869 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Quite lightly raced in his time with Ger Lyons, not seen since finishing lame in Roscommon claimer in June 2019; new trip here and tongue tie fitted on first start for new yard and likely best watched.

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18th

15

(23)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Wartime Hero

9st 9lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

Quite lightly raced in his time with Ger Lyons, not seen since finishing lame in Roscommon claimer in June 2019; new trip here and tongue tie fitted on first start for new yard and likely best watched.

66/1

Form: 54-50

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ex-French trained maiden has yet to really hit form under both codes for current yard; cheekpieces now tried and of limited appeal.

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12

(14)

5th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 115y

20:25 Tipperary

Fattan

10st 5lb

J: Miss R Hogan

T: D Broad

Winless in 16 starts; two good placed efforts earlier in the season but has failed to feature much since; blinkers replaced by the visor here; needs to improve.

22/1

6th

4

(1)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

20:00 Down Royal

Fattan

9st 4lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: D Broad

in touch with leaders on inner, short of room and hampered soon after start, soon dropped to rear, switched left and ridden from under 3f out, soon steady headway, no extra from over 1f out

9/1

6th

6

(15)

10th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:25 Fairyhouse

Fattan

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: D Broad

switched right soon after start, soon in touch with leaders, headway when pushed along on near side of group over 2f out, went third but no impression over 1f out, kept on, no match for first two

12/1

Form: -46406 D

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Navan win this time last year came at this trip on soft ground; fair efforts in light campaign this year, too keen when below best latest; absent since May and this could prove a tough task: fair effort at Galway yesterday.

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4

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Newgirlintown

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gerard O’Leary

Ratled 73 on Flat but shown nothing in two hurdle starts.

33/1

11th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Newgirlintown

11st 5lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, towards rear after 5th

25/1

2

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:50 Clonmel

Newgirlintown

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

led, headed when fell 2nd

6/1

Form: 2553-0

Last run: 165 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Galway win last summer came on soft and narrowly beaten over this trip at Cork; seen just once on the Flat this year, winning Cork maiden hurdle but largely disappointing since, possibly in season last time; bit to prove now back on the Flat.

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13th

5

(11)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

15:30 Gowran Park

Ya Ya Baby

9st 6lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, went second after 2f, pushed along and lost position home turn, weakened quickly 2f out

20/1

19

(14)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Ya Ya Baby

9st 6lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Peter McCreery

Flat/hurdles winner for Jessica Harrington; no impact in three 2022 runs; first time blinkers will need to make a big difference; third reserve.

15

(4)

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Ya Ya Baby

9st 7lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Peter McCreery

First reserve; won on soft at Galway in 2020 off a much higher mark but has been poor lately; blinkers and return to easier ground need to re-ignite spark.

Form: 064100

Last run: 1 day

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Did not have much to spare when winning at Killarney (1m) but showed a good attitude; Gowran run since too bad to be true; first attempt at this trip and any further rain could make this a tough stamina test; down the field at Galway yesterday.

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14th

12

(9)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

14:00 Bellewstown

Faithful Prince

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders

20/1

10th

11

(18)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

Faithful Prince

9st 3lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Ciaran Murphy

disputed lead, lost position but prominent halfway

25/1

11th

6

(1)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 40y

19:20 Killarney

Faithful Prince

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Ciaran Murphy

C&D win came back in 2021 and never sighted behind Simply Sideways on seasonal return at Gowran in May; has since left Peter Fahey's and cheekpieces re-applied on yard debut.

16/1

Form: -00868

Last run: 1 day

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Dual 1m4f winner at Galway two years ago; not shown much in 4 starts this term and fair bit to find with Slieve Bearnagh on recent run; cheekpieces left off now; midfield at Galway yesterday.

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14th

2

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

14:10 Thurles

Jazz Lady

11st 9lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Ian O’Connor

Dual Flat winner but shown nothing in two starts over hurdles; tailed off at Naas last time; tongue-tie now tried.

33/1

19th

21

6th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Naas

Jazz Lady

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Ian O’Connor

Dual 1m4f winner at Galway two years ago; mostly ordinary form since then; pulled-up lame on only previous hurdles start three seasons ago.

33/1

18

(12)

26th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Jazz Lady

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ian O’Connor

Dual 1m4f winner at Galway two years ago; not shown much in 4 starts this term and fair bit to find with Slieve Bearnagh on recent run; cheekpieces left off now; midfield at Galway yesterday.

33/1

Form: 083600 C

Last run: 1 day

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Just 1-30 but has been in the frame lots of times, including at Tramore in August; run here 12 days ago was well below best and well held at Galway yesterday.

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13th

9

(9)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 70y

16:15 Bellewstown

Stellify

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Both wins have come on soft and heavy over this sort of trip; is down to a rating she should be competitive off again but last week's return to the Flat didn't prompt an improvement in performance; hard to fancy right now.

33/1

9th

12

(5)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Stellify

8st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Fit from hurdling; suited by testing conditions and capable of making an impact off this mark judged on his placed efforts at this venue and at Galway last October.

8/1

9th

15

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Clonmel

Stellify

11st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual Flat winner with a liking for heavy ground; never a threat in four maidens and one handicap hurdle and looks up against it.

50/1

Form: 062581 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

First reserve; bounced back from a poor run over hurdles to run away with Gowran Flat handicap last week for Gearoid Brouder, relishing soft ground when hammering Estoppel over just short of this trip, certainly not stopping; 11lb rise for that and has since changed yards; interesting to see if he can back that performance up, tongue tie/cheekpiece combination worn at Gowran now left off.

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14

(7)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Astrophysicist

8st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: J A Nash

Sole flat win came over just shy of this trip at Gowran (soft); campaigned more over hurdles of late, notably staying-on fourth when fell last at Naas, just okay run at Tramore latest; 2lb wrong here on flat return.

12/1

4th

13

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Astrophysicist

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles after 17 starts but was staying-on fourth when fell last at Naas last month; that represented a step in the right direction so worth considering here.

15/2

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Astrophysicist

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles after 16 starts; best run in a while at Musselburgh last time but has to build upon that.

20/1

Form: 092517 D

Last run: 1 day

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; beat some higher-rated rivals when landing recent Dundalk claimer over this trip; soft ground winner in France so respected off same mark (upped 10lb in future AW events); midfield at Galway yesterday.

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5th

1

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Firstman

10st 6lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: A J Martin

Won here over 1m4f in late 2022, hasn't run since good run in 1m6f Curragh handicap last June; inadequate trip and best watched.

12/1

Form: 908-99

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; ex Joseph O'Brien-trained; both handicap runs this year leave him with plenty to find if getting a run.

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9th

4

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:05 Downpatrick

Kalu Pande

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Leahy

Second off a low rating in a 2m Dundalk handicap in 2021; poor form otherwise; 66-1 when pulled-up on his only start over hurdles.

50/1

14th

9

(4)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 5f 155y

20:10 Gowran Park

Kalu Pande

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Denis Leahy

in touch with leaders

20/1

7

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 14y

12:05 Clonmel

Kalu Pande

11st 4lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: Denis Leahy

always towards rear, pushed along after 8th, weakening when slow jump 4 out, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

66/1

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