November 01 / 14.20 Laytown

14.20 Laytown Standard

Melbourne 10 Sorry We Can’t Be There This Year Handicap

  • Prize money: £5267.86
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Melbourne 10 Sorry We Can’t Be There This Year Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Beach

Weather: Showers

Form: 007572 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Twice a winner on AW tracks including over this trip; close second over 7f at Dundalk on latest and comes here in good heart; trainer /rider also runs Hell Left Loose.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(7)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rocky Dreams

9st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

1st

3

(11)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Rocky Dreams

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

1st

7

(3)

4th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Rocky Dreams

9st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Beat excellent yardstick No Speed Limit in a C&D handicap in November; ran to a similar level when second over 7f last month before a below-par effort last week; not entirely consistent but this is his best trip and he is not badly in; major player.

9/4

Form: 594931 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Consistent handicapper is a four-time winner at Dundalk including on latest (6f) and lower turf mark applies here; yard in form and if they go hard in front it will suit him as he stays 7f well.
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6th

4

(12)

2nd May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Sunset Nova

9st 13lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

8/1

1st

2

(12)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 164y

14:35 Navan

Sunset Nova

9st 12lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

7th

5

(13)

20th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 180y

15:30 Bellewstown

Sunset Nova

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

OUR TIP

Form: 022959 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Seven wins including three on AW; not in great form when last seen and best around a bend.
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No / Draw
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16th

18

(27)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

18:40 Cork

Fit For Function

9st 1lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

20/1

6th

4

(5)

10th Dec 2021

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Fit For Function

9st 8lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

Three-time winner here and the latest of those came under this rider in April (6f); not at his best of late but can't be ruled out from a decent draw.

9/1

9th

7

(3)

3rd Dec 2021

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Fit For Function

9st 10lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

Three-time course winner; roughly 5l behind Ampeson last week and work on to turn that form around; still 1lb above last winning mark.

12/1

Form: 399-93

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Stable back in form and 7yo ran well at the Curragh on second run back after a year off when close third over 5f; both wins over that trip and hasn't featured in just two tries beyond the minimum distance in 22 starts so trip an obvious concern but in good fettle at present.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

11

(10)

26th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Mister Trader

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: D J Bunyan

Last win came at Cork just over two years ago but a couple of good runs last year; came back from a long absence to be beaten only 2.5l here over C&D last time; should improve from that and go close.

12/1

9th

10

(18)

14th Oct 2021

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Mister Trader

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: D J Bunyan

Last win came off 5lb higher mark in 2019 after a long lay-off and ran well over C&D last August; couple of tame efforts the following month and off since but can't be totally ruled out.

25/1

Form: 238602 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Won first two starts on fast ground in Britain two years ago and was runner-up in his first handicap off 85; operating way below that level nowadays but has recaptured some form for current yard and just pipped having tried to make all at Navan last time; up 4lb but could go well if building on that.
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6th

8

(1)

17th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 172y

17:10 Sligo

Drummond Warrior

9st 4lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: R K Watson

12/1

8th

11

(3)

20th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 180y

15:30 Bellewstown

Drummond Warrior

9st 0lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: R K Watson

7th

4

(1)

26th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Drummond Warrior

9st 7lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: R K Watson

Touched off in a big-field Navan sprint handicap last month but well beaten twice since; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 507493 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Latest of four wins came off 80 last year; lost his form after that but much better signs over 5f of late including when close fourth at Navan and when staying on strongly for third at the Curragh last time ; up 2lb for that but still looks on a very attractive mark and should get 6f here (stayed this trip and handled AW in the past); plenty to like.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

5

(11)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:50 Navan

Stanhope

9st 13lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

1st

7

(5)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 164y

15:10 Navan

Stanhope

9st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Form: 060962 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Five-time AW winner and back to form when second over 6f at Dundalk; can race off 11lb lower turf mark and likeable filly definitely one to consider for yard that does well here.
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3rd

4

(4)

17th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 172y

17:10 Sligo

Eglish

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

4/1

7th

2

(1)

1st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 195y

15:25 Sligo

Eglish

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

9th

11

(14)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eglish

9st 4lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Form: 499467 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Won three out of four in a good spell of form in late summer last year which saw his mark climb to 65; no joy in 2021 but recent runs creditable and he's off a competitive rating again although best form is with an ease in the ground; one of two runners for trainer.
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12th

4

(16)

1st Dec 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

Hell Left Loose

9st 12lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

4-24; got his head back in front at Laytown before a close up seventh having missed the break here and confirmed the promise of that effort when beaten just a neck here last week (Beleaguerment third); up another 3lb and has a poor draw this time but the return to this trip will suit.

13/2

2nd

15

(7)

24th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hell Left Loose

9st 11lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

First reserve; winner at Laytown on penultimate run and not beaten far here on Friday; respected.

7th

4

(8)

19th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hell Left Loose

9st 11lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Got his head back in front at Laytown at the start of the month when battling on gamely to beat today's rival Teddy Boy; trip is fine and every chance of going close if reproducing that.

4/1

Form: 030649

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Modest strike-rate but only beaten 3l or less in four of his last five starts and this is his time of year; most of his best form in recent years has come with a good cut in the ground but still respected.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(8)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:50 Navan

Teddy Boy

9st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Edward Lynam

2nd

19

(2)

7th May 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Teddy Boy

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Edward Lynam

2nd

6

(3)

1st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 195y

15:25 Sligo

Teddy Boy

9st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Edward Lynam

Form: 8-0000

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Long-priced winner over 5f at Tipperary last year but dire form in four starts this year and no chance unless this venue lights him up.
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11th

13

(2)

19th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Seanjohnsilver

8st 13lb

J: Mark Gallagher

T: John C McConnell

Came back to some sort of form when just over 2l behind Hell Left Loose at Laytown; not guaranteed to reproduce that but certainly has the ability to get involved at his best.

20/1

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Betting Forcast

6/1 Rocky Dreams, 5/1 Sunset Nova, 8/1 Fit For Function, 15/2 Mister Trader, 15/2 Drummond Warrior, 7/2 Stanhope, 13/2 Eglish, 11/1 Hell Left Loose, 10/1 Teddy Boy, 50/1 Seanjohnsilver, No Speed Limit, Derugoda, Sassy Dancer

Non-runners

No Speed Limit, Derugoda, Sassy Dancer

Verdict

An open handicap but STANHOPE really caught the eye when finishing well over 5f at the Curragh last time and a 2lb rise still leaves him on a very attractive mark. Sunset Nova and Eglish are solid all-weather performers who should be able to give their running on this surface while Rocky Dreams also comes here on the back of a good run at Dundalk. [Mark Nunan]

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Eglish

POSTDATA:

Sunset Nova

SPOTLIGHT:

Stanhope

The Irish Sun:

Eglish