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19:00 Dundalk (AW)

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View Restaurant At Dundalk Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5267.86
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 1m 38s
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View Restaurant At Dundalk Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 388041 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

On the upgrade to judge from his emphatic defeat of Wychwood Whisper here last Wednesday on his first run for this stable; may remain competitive off 10lb higher.

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14th

14

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

Mulgrave

9st 10lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Three wins at Dundalk in February last year; brought his AW tally to six with a win the same month this year, scoring with more in hand than the half-length margin would suggest (met trouble); down the field at Chelmsford last month; held by a couple of these on recent Leopardstown running; 0-16 on turf, placed only once.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: 648648 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Three-time course including over this trip; a long time since she has shown her best for, though fourth placing here in September was respectable; visor on for the first time.

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13th

11

(6)

15th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Miss Cunning

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Aengus King

Gained the most recent of her six wins at Cork in April; two poor runs after Limerick third in June; others much better suited by the race conditions here.

33/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 035441 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Four-time turf winner; deserved his C&D victory six weeks ago on only his fourth run at this track; capable of holding his own off 4lb higher mark

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8th

11

(13)

21st Feb 2022

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1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Blankiedoodie

9st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: John C McConnell

Bagged fifth career win here in November and reasonable runs off 4lb/5lb higher since; could make bold bid but probably vulnerable to a well-handicapped or improving rival.

16/1

6th

7

(1)

11th Feb 2022

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0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Blankiedoodie

9st 4lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

Bagged fifth career win here three starts ago and reasonable runs off 4lb/5lb higher since; could make bold bid from low draw but probably vulnerable to a well-handicapped or improving rival.

7/1

6/1

Form: 650043

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

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.

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1st

13

(5)

14th Jan 2022

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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

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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

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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

10/1

Form: 345454 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort lately, 4-38 on turf, but only 1-35 on AW; not beaten far in fourth over C&D last time; winner Ampeson is progressive and was only just denied a hat-trick on latest; drawn high.

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13

(18)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

19:35 Fairyhouse

Caesars Comet

8st 13lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

Dual C&D winner off much higher marks in the past; struggling of late however off this basement mark, heavy ground against him on latest; 7lb wrong here.

16/1

11th

18

(13)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 180y

14:30 Bellewstown

Caesars Comet

8st 8lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: James McAuley

Dual course winner who has been running well enough in defeat at Dundalk through the winter; is dangerous to write off here but the ground may be against him; reserve.

6th

14

(5)

24th Mar 2023

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1m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Caesars Comet

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James McAuley

prominent, disputing second halfway, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and outpaced 1f out, weakened final 110yds

16/1

Form: 87012 CD BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Has slotted into handicaps effectively after running three times in maidens; had Lyra Belacqua back in third when scoring here at the beginning of the month; no match for Mulgrave here last week, but there may not be much between them on revised terms; double-figure draw for both.

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1st

11

(4)

12th Jul 2022

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1m 0f 0y

16:20 Dundalk (AW)

Wychwood Whisper

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

in touch with leaders early, towards rear of midfield after 2f, minor headway when pushed along towards far side over 2f out, soon ridden when pressed leaders, weakened 1f out, eased towards finish

4/1

8th

11

(13)

12th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

15:05 Gowran Park

Wychwood Whisper

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

dwelt start, pushed along briefly, soon midfield, pushed along towards near side from 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression when badly hampered by faller inside final furlong

8/1

5th

5

(16)

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:55 Gowran Park

Wychwood Whisper

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: M Halford

midfield, ridden over 2f out, minor headway when keeping on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

14/1

20/1

Form: -77090

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Shaped quite well in a 6f Curragh maiden in April; handicap form has been unconvincing; lacks a recent run.

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13th

12

(16)

14th Jan 2022

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1m 0f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

The Aul Dubliner

9st 1lb

J: Dean Curran

T: J G Coogan

Eight-race maiden and has found no improvement for the switch to AW of late; plenty to prove and poorly drawn.

33/1

12th

12

(12)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

The Aul Dubliner

9st 2lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J G Coogan

Some promise in maidens but seems to have regressed since handicapping and he was in behind some of these here last time; entitled to come on for that but others look stronger.

16/1

7th

10

(3)

15th Dec 2021

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1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

The Aul Dubliner

9st 1lb

J: Dean Curran

T: J G Coogan

Shaped quite well in a 6f Curragh maiden in April; handicap form has been unconvincing; lacks a recent run.

20/1

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: -57132 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Last three runs have been over C&D; won in October at the main expense of the consistent but frustrating Burning Lake; has coped well off higher marks since, and looks capable of another bold showing.

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11

(3)

8th Sep 2022

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0m 7f 0y

18:55 Laytown

Royal Scholar

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Sarah Lynam

First reserve; three-time AW winner; looked as good as ever when comfortably landing a handicap on his last start; merits plenty of respect if getting a run.

1st

1

(13)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Dundalk (AW)

Royal Scholar

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Sarah Lynam

steadied start, soon midfield, steady headway going okay from 3f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, soon ridden and went clear, pushed out when hung left towards finish, comfortably

2/1

2nd

1

(12)

12th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Dundalk (AW)

Royal Scholar

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Sarah Lynam

towards rear of midfield, headway from over 2f out, soon bit short of room, keeping on when squeezed through and went second when ridden inside final furlong, no match for winner

5/1

Form: 407889 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Formerly with Sarah Lynam; several good efforts at this venue before breakthrough win in January; below best on final three starts for Lynam and on first two outings for this team; ninth here last time in race in which Royal Scholar was second.

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13th

13

(10)

21st Feb 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Irish Ambassador

8st 10lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Leanne Breen

39-rated performer posted one of his better efforts of the current campaign when fifth here a fortnight ago over 1m2.5f; down in trip and others have stronger credentials on overall form.

25/1

5th

10

(15)

4th Feb 2022

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1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Irish Ambassador

8st 11lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Leanne Breen

Well beaten in four runs for this stable; blinkers tried here but makes little appeal.

33/1

20/1

Form: 858807 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Won over 6f here last winter; has failed to reach the first six on his last four visits; hard to make a case for him now.

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8th

2

(8)

8th Sep 2022

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0m 7f 0y

19:25 Laytown

Brokers Tip

12st 0lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: D J Bunyan

prominent early, soon led, pushed along when headed after 3f, soon ridden and no extra, weakened under 3f out, dropped to rear when eased from 2f out

33/1

17th

18

(1)

13th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:50 Curragh

Brokers Tip

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: D J Bunyan

raced far side, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12 in group

20/1

16th

27

(25)

2nd May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Brokers Tip

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: D J Bunyan

20/1

Form: 430200

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 14 runs; ended turf season with 8l second on soft at Listowel; in rear in two course visits since; first-time blinkers will need to make a big difference.

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10th

11

(13)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Martin Brassil

midfield, pushed along and weakened 2f out (jockey said gelding hung left in the straight)

16/1

17

(7)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Martin Brassil

Third reserve; maiden after 19 starts and hard to make a case for; 1lb wrong.

14th

9

(5)

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:30 Punchestown

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Martin Brassil

dwelt start, pushed along briefly, always towards rear, raced wide when pushed along under 3f out, no impression when bit short of room 1f out

16/1

Form: 404750

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Only win came over 7f at Newcastle last year; has a patchy record in 2021; makes Irish debut now and others appear more reliable.

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9th

11

(13)

19th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:50 Dundalk (AW)

Beechwood Emily

9st 2lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Winner on Tapeta in Britain but that's her only success and she's struggled in two runs here this winter; not certain to see this new trip out; wears first-time cheekpieces.

25/1

9th

8

(11)

5th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Beechwood Emily

9st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Well handicapped on old form for Keith Dalgleish but didn't show enough last time on debut for this stable to suggest she could make an immediate impact here; probably best watched for now.

28/1

12th

4

(8)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Beechwood Emily

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Adrian McGuinness

Only win came over 7f at Newcastle last year; has a patchy record in 2021; makes Irish debut now and others appear more reliable.

14/1

13th
12 (9)
Kinch

20/1

Form: 000000 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Winner and placed seven times from 21 starts at this venue; lost form after second to good yardstick Burning Lake here in the spring; hard to fancy at present.

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10

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Kinch

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Garry Caldwell

Moderate sort on the Flat and very surprising if he made an immediate impact hurdling.

200/1

13th

12

(9)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Kinch

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Garry Caldwell

Winner and placed seven times from 21 starts at this venue; lost form after second to good yardstick Burning Lake here in the spring; hard to fancy at present.

20/1

14th

9

(3)

8th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Kinch

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Garry Caldwell

Has been regressive on his last number of starts and isn't easily fancied on that form but would have a solid chance if back to the level he showed here in the spring.

40/1

Form: 053

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Least exposed runner in the field; makes some appeal following recent third in a C&D maiden; cheekpieces now added to tongue-tie worn before; decent each-way chance against more experienced rivals.

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13th

15

(7)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Laurens Company

8st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Muredach Kelly

No wins in 15 and only placed effort came on the AW; 16-1 when well behind Manhattan Dandy at Leopardstown.

33/1

12th

12

(14)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

16:15 Leopardstown

Laurens Company

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Muredach Kelly

Sole placing was obtained at Dundalk early in her career; not disgraced in mid-division at the Curragh on her only turf start last year; others preferred.

20/1

9th

18

(13)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Laurens Company

8st 7lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Muredach Kelly

never better than midfield

33/1

Form: 781455 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m at Bellewstown in September; 0-12 at this venue; put in a good finish when fifth here a week ago; first reserve.

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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: 772007

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

AW winner over 7f at Kempton in the summer; long-priced second here four starts back; ordinary form since then; second reserve.

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6th

4

(2)

2nd Dec 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Spirituoso

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Lee Smyth

C&D winner; beaten roughly 4l over C&D last month when drawn wider than ideal; can go well again from the same mark with a better draw.

7/1

4th

5

(13)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Spirituoso

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Lee Smyth

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

7th

6

(9)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Spirituoso

9st 9lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Lee Smyth

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway on outer from over 3f out, midfield when ridden from over 1f out, soon no extra

9/2

Form: 570564 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Two turf wins from 25 starts but 0-8 on AW; good effort when fourth over a longer trip here last time; third reserve.

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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

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Payout
Exacta €560.00
Straight Forecast €699.40
Tricast €8914.90
Trifecta €6315.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Laurens Company

POSTDATA:

Wychwood Whisper

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mulgrave

The Irish Sun:

Laurens Company