October 31 / 16.15 Naas

16.15 Naas

Heavy

Congratulations To The 2021 Flat Champions Handicap

  • Prize money: £8165.18
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 2m 24s
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Congratulations To The 2021 Flat Champions Handicap

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 42-154 D BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Promise last back-end; Navan winner on heavy in March; may have needed Naas run in August after a break; gelded after that; did not look straightforward when beaten favourite at Navan 11 days ago; blinkers may do the trick.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(7)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Team Of Firsts

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

20/1

7th

1

(9)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Cork

Team Of Firsts

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

towards rear, headway going okay on outer under 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and no impression from 2f out

4/1

10th

11

(3)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Team Of Firsts

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

1m2f maiden winner on heavy early last season; going was also heavy when he ended the season with a wide-margin Naas handicap win; up against in this company following handicap defeat at Navan on seasonal debut.

14/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 980130

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Went up 10lb for winning in first-time cheekpieces at Killarney early in the month; backed that up with Limerick third; below his best at Galway on Monday.
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4th

5

(3)

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 125y

18:45 Ballinrobe

Kodiac Prince

9st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Thomas Cleary

towards rear of midfield, headway going okay 2f out, soon pushed along, keeping on when ridden inside final furlong, went fourth inside final 110yds, nearest finish

6/1

11th

6

(3)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 110y

15:50 Limerick

Kodiac Prince

9st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Thomas Cleary

in rear throughout, detached and no impression over 2f out

10/1

4th

5

(2)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 84y

19:10 Sligo

Kodiac Prince

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: Thomas Cleary

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3rd
2 (18)
Sasta

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 959100 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Won twice last year, and recorded another success at the main expense of Ideal Pal at Listowel; in rear at Navan off revised mark; out of her depth in a Listed contest last time, this is more realistic at least.
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10th

4

(16)

28th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 44y

19:10 Roscommon

Sasta

9st 11lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

slowly into stride, raced wide, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway when ridden towards near side over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, eased towards finish

14/1

3rd

2

(18)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Naas

Sasta

9st 13lb

J: Willie Byrne

T: J S Bolger

Won twice last year, and recorded another success at the main expense of Ideal Pal at Listowel; in rear at Navan off revised mark; out of her depth in a Listed contest last time, this is more realistic at least.

16/1

12th

7

(4)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 3f 190y

16:05 Naas

Sasta

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

Won off 78 on penultimate start but well beaten last time; looks outclassed.

40/1

25/1

  • Place: £11.70

Form: 1-8930

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
7f Galway maiden winner on soft at two; after a year off, first two handicap runs were moderate; better when third to Kodiac Prince in nine-runner 1m Killarney event; put a blot on his record at Navan more recently.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

12

(16)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Naas

Lightning Jock

9st 6lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Peter McCreery

7f Galway maiden winner on soft at two; after a year off, first two handicap runs were moderate; better when third to Kodiac Prince in nine-runner 1m Killarney event; put a blot on his record at Navan more recently.

25/1

11th

8

(11)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Navan

Lightning Jock

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Peter McCreery

7f Galway maiden winner on soft at two; after a year off, first two handicap runs were moderate; better when third in nine-runner 1m Killarney event early this month.

12/1

3rd

4

(7)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 30y

14:10 Killarney

Lightning Jock

9st 10lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Peter McCreery

Galway maiden winner (soft) at 2; struggled in handicaps this season over farther (huge prices); very unlikely.

50/1

Form: 279501 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Over two years without a win until narrow course and distance winner two weeks ago; 6lb rise may anchor him.
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5th

5

(13)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Naas

Insignia Of Rank

9st 11lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

Over two years without a win until narrow course and distance winner two weeks ago; 6lb rise may anchor him.

10/1

1st

1

(2)

17th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Naas

Insignia Of Rank

10st 2lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

Over two years without a win but went close in a similar contest over C&D in August; well beaten at Leopardstown yesterday.

16/1

13th

20

(20)

16th Oct 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:25 Leopardstown

Insignia Of Rank

8st 6lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

Hasn't won for well over two years now; didn't run badly at Listowel but 2lb out of the handicap here; 10lb claimer booked.

33/1

Form: 212900

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Dual claiming winner this season for former yard; has struggled in handicaps lately, including Leopardstown race in which Overheer was fifth; second reserve.
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2nd

15

(9)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 180y

19:50 Leopardstown

Big Challenge

9st 1lb

J: J Cleary

T: R Donohoe

midfield, pushed along and headway under 2f out, went third over 1f out, ridden and chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on well, no match for winner (jockey said mare ran keen)

12/1

10th

16

(1)

8th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:35 Leopardstown

Big Challenge

8st 9lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: R Donohoe

Form: 002931

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Trip is a step into the unknown for in-form gelding; stayed 1m well when winning at Gowran 12 days ago; suited by testing conditions; third reserve.
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25th

22

(1)

21st May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Macho Time

9st 6lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Eamonn O’Connell

13th

15

(6)

15th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Naas

Macho Time

8st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eamonn O’Connell

13

(10)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:24 Limerick

Macho Time

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Form: 170421 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Won twice within four days in May, partnered by this rider at Fairyhouse and Roscommon; back in form this month, runner-up at Tipperary before reunited with Annalise Cullen to win an 18-runner contest at the Curragh; up 6lb, ground no problem.
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11th

8

(12)

28th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 44y

19:10 Roscommon

Loingseoir

9st 6lb

J: J Cleary

T: M C Grassick

never better than mid-division, outpaced when ridden 2f out, soon weakened

16/1

3rd

18

(13)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Loingseoir

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: M C Grassick

Form: -80444

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Dual winner in France, including on soft; three solid fourth placings to her name since the middle of last month; not beaten far at Leopardstown last Saturday week; first Irish win is feasible.
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10th

9

(11)

3rd Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rosmana

9st 3lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Dual winner in France, including on AW; solid turf form since joining current yard, although didn't get home over 1m2f last time; certainly not one to rule out on AW return.

12/1

9th

3

(2)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Naas

Rosmana

9st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Dual winner in France, including on soft; three solid fourth placings to her name since the middle of last month; not beaten far at Leopardstown last Saturday week; first Irish win is feasible.

6/1

4th

11

(7)

23rd Oct 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Leopardstown

Rosmana

9st 1lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Dual winner in France has put up better efforts last twice for this yard, fourth in handicaps at Punchestown and Navan; reportedly didn't get a clear run last time, so looks likely to be involved again off same mark.

9/2

12/1

Form: 808120 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Six-time Flat winner; gained his latest success at Gowran in September prior to Listowel second; down the field at Tipperary, and same again over hurdles last time; others more dependable.
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18th

1

(22)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Ideal Pal

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Michael Mulvany

dwelt start, towards rear, brief headway into midfield 4f out, ridden and weakened under 3f out

25/1

6

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:00 Clonmel

Ideal Pal

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Michael Mulvany

16th

9

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Ideal Pal

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Michael Mulvany

9/1

Form: 603705

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Has failed to win in 14 attempts this year, but not beaten far in fifth at Leopardstown on latest start; a reproduction of that gives him place claims
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9th

3

(10)

9th May 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 70y

17:30 Roscommon

Comfort Line

9st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

15th

22

(26)

6th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Cork

Comfort Line

8st 9lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Runner-up in the Irish Lincolnshire on return but lesser efforts twice since; better at 1m on more testing ground.

25/1

4th

8

(1)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:30 Limerick

Comfort Line

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

10/1

Form: 160605

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won twice in mid-season; back in competitive shape judged on Leopardstown fifth; most of his best form has been on good ground.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

2

(13)

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:40 Gowran Park

Overheer

9st 13lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

soon midfield, headway and pressed leaders on outer under 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, soon weakened

20/1

14th

17

(11)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Overheer

8st 8lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Joseph G Murphy

11

(10)

8th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:35 Leopardstown

Overheer

9st 4lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

13th
14 (11)
Indulging

12/1

Form: 8-433

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Failed to justify a rating of 83 in a maiden during the week, beaten around 6l in third behind a 65-rated rival; dropped 4lb and not entirely without a chance
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13th

17

(8)

20th May 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

19:10 Curragh

Indulging

8st 10lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: T M Walsh

16/1

Form: -31560 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Brought his career score to four with a long-priced course and distance winner in August; balance of form not very convincing.
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3rd

11

(1)

28th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 44y

19:10 Roscommon

Dare To Flare

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

took keen hold, prominent on inner, pressed leaders when pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and not clear run when bumped, switched left and ran on from over 1f out

9/1

10th

2

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Tramore

Dare To Flare

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

28

(16)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:16 Curragh

Dare To Flare

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Andrew Slattery

First reserve; decent performer at a lower level with five wins on the board; sixth at Dundalk on Wednesday; 7lb out of handicap.

Form: 31-575

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
In good form late last season, notably when winning over 1m on heavy at the Curragh; also a 1m4f winner at the same venue; has been lightly campaigned this term; first reserve.
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6th

9

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Thefaithfulindian

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

in touch with leaders, briefly went second before 2 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

16/1

2nd

17

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:55 Punchestown

Thefaithfulindian

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Three-time Flat winner, best suited by testing conditions, notably when scoring over 1m on heavy at the Curragh at the end of the 2020 season; fairly limited hurdling experience; hood on now as well as usual tongue-tie.

10/1

23

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Gowran Park

Thefaithfulindian

10st 10lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Third reserve; winning mudlark on the Flat with limited hurdling experience, first run in this discipline for nearly 2 years when midfield at Down Royal on Tuesday.

16th
15 (1)
Mountain Fox

12/1

Form: 023672

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Modest strike-rate (3-51) but often runs well for his veteran trainer; placed on 13 occasions, including 8l second in 1m6f event at Gowran on latest; third to Dare To Flare at this venue on his most recent attempt at this trip.
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10th

24

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Mountain Fox

10st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: F Oakes

33/1

12th

14

(20)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Mountain Fox

9st 10lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: F Oakes

16th

15

(1)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Naas

Mountain Fox

9st 4lb

J: Ben Coen

T: F Oakes

Modest strike-rate (3-51) but often runs well for his veteran trainer; placed on 13 occasions, including 8l second in 1m6f event at Gowran on latest; third to Dare To Flare at this venue on his most recent attempt at this trip.

12/1

Form: 457105

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Hit with a 16lb rise in the ratings for a Gowran maiden win; a bit too high as a result, though finished only 1/2l behind Team Of Firsts when fifth at Navan 11 days ago.
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8

(14)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Naas

Bonte Moi

9st 8lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Mrs John Harrington

Hit with a 16lb rise in the ratings for a Gowran maiden win; a bit too high as a result, though finished only 1/2l behind Team Of Firsts when fifth at Navan 11 days ago.

10/1

5th

7

(10)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Navan

Bonte Moi

9st 9lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Mrs John Harrington

Hit with a 16lb rise in the ratings for a Gowran maiden win; in rear in a Dundalk handicap, eased in the final furlong after suffering interference.

14/1

11th

6

(11)

1st Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Bonte Moi

9st 9lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Mrs John Harrington

Left all previous form behind when she was returned to maiden company last time out, bolting up by 5l; handicapper has put her on a 16lb higher mark though; improvement required now stepping up in trip.

11/2

Form: -42216 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Deserved her maiden win over 1m4f at Bellewstown; has looked a difficult ride at times and may benefit from the addition of cheekpieces.
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16

(12)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Naas

Goodnight Kiss

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Mrs John Harrington

Deserved her maiden win over 1m4f at Bellewstown; has looked a difficult ride at times and may benefit from the addition of cheekpieces.

8/1

6th

9

(6)

16th Oct 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Goodnight Kiss

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Has got away with a 2lb rise for her Bellewstown win over this trip; may be progressive now that she has got her head in front , improving on a couple of seconds over shorter at Gowran; Shane Foley's choice over Mcpherson.

9/2

1st

9

(1)

29th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 13y

16:05 Bellewstown

Goodnight Kiss

9st 2lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

Solid efforts all four starts (1m-1m2f), with best run coming two starts ago at Gowran when beaten 1/2l; solid again but not quite at that level when 5.5l runner-up to a stablemate at the same track last time; up in trip today but it is likely to suit, so go well again.

3/1

Form: 4/0-50

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Better known for his exploits over jumps; only two Flat runs this season; held by Overheer on recent Leopardstown running.
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5th

9

(2)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 150y

19:05 Fairyhouse

Play The Game

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

slowly into stride, in rear and pushed along briefly, pushed along from 5f out, switched left when some headway under 3f out, ridden briefly and kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

16/1

10th

3

(1)

12th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Play The Game

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Useful hurdler who hasn't won on the flat since his 2yo days but encouraging run in Leopardstown handicap last month, coming from some way back into midfield over 1m2f; probably stays this trip and down to a career-low mark here so respected.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €611.00
Straight Forecast €425.20
Tricast €7155.80
Trifecta €9975.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Rosmana

SPOTLIGHT:

Team Of Firsts

TOPSPEED:

Overheer

POSTDATA:

Dare To Flare

The Irish Sun:

Rosmana