January 14 / 16.15 Dundalk (AW)

16.15 Dundalk (AW)

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Irishinjuredjockeys.com Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 2m 34s
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Irishinjuredjockeys.com Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1- CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Was quite green but resolute in winning on debut in a C&D maiden last month; straight into handicap company here and faces a tall order but should improve.
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1st

5

(6)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

White Marlin

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Was quite green but resolute in winning on debut in a C&D maiden last month; straight into handicap company here and faces a tall order but should improve.

11/2

1st

9

(13)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

White Marlin

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Fifth living foal; half-brother to winners Romantic Proposal (5f-7f inc Group 1; RPR 116), Silas R (1m2f 2yo; 64) and Glorious Player (Sweden 7f/1m); dam French 1m 2yo winner (96), half-sister to 7f Gr 1 winner Toylsome and 6f 2yo Gr 3 winner Coral Mist; mostly quite a speedy pedigree and interesting to see him make his debut over 1m4f; respected.

11/2

2nd
15 (9)
Picpoul

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 07112- CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
First reserve; two wins and a second in her last three starts has seen her go up 17lb; tough ask if she gets in.
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6th

10

(6)

19th Jan 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Dundalk (AW)

Picpoul

8st 6lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: M M Rice

Won back-to-back low-grade 1m4f handicaps here in November and big runs in defeat twice since; however, has a very tough ask from 16lb out of the handicap for this assignment.

10/1

2nd

15

(9)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Picpoul

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: M M Rice

First reserve; two wins and a second in her last three starts has seen her go up 17lb; tough ask if she gets in.

2nd

5

(9)

17th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Picpoul

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: M M Rice

Lightly-raced on turf, showing little ability; progressive in winning twice over 1m4f here in recent months, 50-1 on the first occasion, favourite on the second; up an aggregate 13lb and down in trip; has to be taken seriously.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 87444- C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Has been running well and consistently here of late, including when a close fourth in a 2m handicap last month; drop back in trip here is not a problem and will not be far away.
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17th

16

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Jake Peter

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: M A Cahill

20/1

2nd

4

(13)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Jake Peter

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: M A Cahill

Course winner; on a losing run since 2019 but has been running well in defeat here this winter and left on the same mark for a 2l defeat over C&D last month; should be in the mix again but probably vulnerable to a well handicapped rival.

15/2

3rd

7

(2)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jake Peter

9st 4lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: M A Cahill

Five-time winner and generally very consistent; bounced back from an ordinary effort behind The Virginian here three weeks ago to divide Dances With Stars and No Trouble a week later; certainly a candidate here.

6/1

Form: 615-22 CD BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
C&D winner last month and a close second in a pair of handicaps here last week; up 5lb but comes here in good form and likely to be thereabouts.
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10th

16

(17)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

House Of Kings

8st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

Wins have been at 7f-1m4f so clearly versatile; beaten a long way in recent starts however so has a bit to prove; wide draw too.

10/1

13th

6

(1)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 84y

19:10 Sligo

House Of Kings

9st 4lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: James McAuley

13th

13

(10)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

House Of Kings

9st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: James McAuley

Form: 69428- C BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
1-35 for a mare once with an inflated rating of 96; had to come down to a mark of 70 before finishing second to Raamez here last month; disappointing again here a week later; could get into the shake-up but likely to find at least a couple too good.
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6th

5

(2)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

20:30 Limerick

Harriet’s Force

8st 12lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Keith Henry Clarke

in rear, ridden but no impression from over 2f out, stayed on final 110yds

12/1

8th

4

(9)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:15 Leopardstown

Harriet’s Force

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Keith Henry Clarke

pressed leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

13/2

Form: 60053- C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner, most recently at Naas in August and back to form with two decent runs in a couple of handicaps here last month; will be thereabouts if he can reproduce.
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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.

10/1

Form: /9219- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Below par here last time under a 7lb penalty but registered a comfortable success here over 1m2f under this rider in a handicap early last month; has to prove that he stays 1m4f but certainly respected if coming back to form.
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8

(6)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:40 Naas

Raamez

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Gordon Elliott

Lost form after Dundalk win last December; disappointing run over hurdles at Tramore in April; this trip is probably a bit short of his best.

8/1

9th

3

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Tramore

Raamez

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

12th

6

(4)

11th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Raamez

9st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Drop in trip from 1m4f he tried last time will probably be in his favour and this rider knows him well; possibly could be vulnerable to improver, though; place claims.

9/1

Form: /6941- C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler but very effective on the Flat; overcame plenty of adversity to get up late in a 1m handicap here last month; up 8lb for that and yet to prove himself over a trip beyond 1m; respected.
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1

13th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Annexation

11st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1st, headed after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, behind when pulled up before last

6/1

8th

15

(6)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Annexation

8st 12lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

3rd

9

(4)

8th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:35 Leopardstown

Annexation

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Form: 00/07- C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Creditable efforts over hurdles during the summer; soundly enough beaten in a handicap and a claimer on the Flat since; others preferred.
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7th

9

(5)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

15:50 Gowran Park

Estepona Sun

9st 7lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

6/1

3

(13)

1st May 2022

Good

1m 5f 70y

16:00 Sligo

Estepona Sun

9st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

3rd

2

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 55y

17:30 Limerick

Estepona Sun

9st 9lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

33/1

10th
10 (8)
Drakensberg

50/1

Form: 17000- CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Seven-time winner including twice here last winter; well beaten in two starts here last month and has some questions to answer now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

18

(11)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Drakensberg

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: A J Martin

3rd

12

(12)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Drakensberg

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: A J Martin

Bounced back from a lean spell with a well-backed and cosy win on his recent course visit; handicapper has had a good crack at him (11lb hike) but with 7lb claimed off his back he remains of huge interest; the one they all have to aim for here.

7/2

1st

4

(12)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Drakensberg

9st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: A J Martin

Seven-time winner has failed to recapture his form since returning to action in December; not to be dismissed lightly since he is now 20lb lower than when achieving a career-high mark of 80 as a result of two wins here early last year.

10/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 31/05/ D

Last run: 825 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Naas November Handicap winner in 2018 and fifth in the 2019 Cesarewitch at Newmarket when last seen on the level in 2019; absent since a poor run in a Punchestown handicap hurdle 14 months ago but certainly an interesting runner with the stable in decent form.
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11th

3

(13)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Mr Everest

10st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

Naas November Handicap winner in 2018 and fifth in the 2019 Cesarewitch at Newmarket when last seen on the level in 2019; absent since a poor run in a Punchestown handicap hurdle 14 months ago but certainly an interesting runner with the stable in decent form.

8/1

25/1

Form: 1050-0 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner on this surface; ran better than his finishing position here last week but others look more likely this time.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

4

(20)

14th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:00 Navan

Chateau Musar

9st 12lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: John Geoghegan

8th

15

(15)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Chateau Musar

10st 2lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: John Geoghegan

First reserve; four-time course winner including twice at this trip; out of form until showing some signs of life here on Wednesday.

Form: 1/5/0-

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Has won twice on the Flat; mostly campaigned over banks these days and ran well at Punchestown in November; this is probably beyond him at this stage.
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9th

4

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Neverushacon

12st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

9-62 under Rules and dual course winner; 16l fourth to Shady Operator here in November but hasn't built on that in two subsequent chase starts; needs to return to something like his best; entered here Thursday.

8/1

13

28th Apr 2022

Good

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Neverushacon

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Very experienced in these races; won twice over a shorter version of this course in 2020, beating Ballyboker Bridge on both occasions; beaten around 16l in fourth behind Shady Operator last November; in good shape for this judged on second in a 2m4f handicap chase at Wexford.

10/1

2nd

8

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Wexford

Neverushacon

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Form: 2/480- D

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Ex-Willie Mullins and a very useful handicapper over a trip; little to recommend in two hurdle starts for his current trainer and best watched for now.
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2

(12)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Exchange Rate

10st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Ex-Willie Mullins and a very useful handicapper over a trip; little to recommend in two hurdle starts for his current trainer and best watched for now.

14/1

3

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:13 Cork

Exchange Rate

11st 5lb

Formerly with Willie Mullins when a useful long-distance handicapper on the Flat in 2018 and had looked like a nice prospect over hurdles prior to that but missed nearly three years of action; pulled up on return to hurdles at Down Royal in October and while it was a better run at Punchestown last time, he still needs plenty more to defy this mark.

12/1

2

19th Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 182y

12:10 Thurles

Exchange Rate

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Dual purpose performer makes debut over fences; will probably find more manageable opportunities in time; others preferred.

50/1

Form: 70471- C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Back to form when stepped up to 1m2f in a handicap here last month; up 4lb but won off this mark over 5f last month; has to prove that he can stay 1m4f but has every chance if he can.
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13th

2

(5)

8th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:10 Cork

Lord McZie

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Ray Hackett

towards rear, ridden when minor headway 2f out, kept on

14/1

11th

17

(10)

6th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Cork

Lord McZie

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ray Hackett

First reserve; effective at a range of trips and only beaten roughly 3l at Limerick last time; tough looking mark though.

7th

15

(9)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:24 Limerick

Lord McZie

9st 1lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Ray Hackett

Form: 91206- D

Last run: 63 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; Bellewstown win and Curragh near miss in the autumn saw her go up 10lb; respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

7

(5)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Fairyhouse

Angel In The Sky

9st 10lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Luke Comer

midfield, nudged along on outer 3f out, keeping on when ridden towards near side under 2f out, ran on final 110yds, went fourth post, nearest finish

4/1

11th

2

(9)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Angel In The Sky

9st 13lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Luke Comer

Bellewstown win and Curragh second in the autumn saw her go up 10lb; up a further 6lb for her long-priced C&D success in January; in rear on her latest visit; possibly a bit high in the ratings for now.

14/1

10th

11

(3)

4th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Angel In The Sky

8st 7lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Luke Comer

Bellewstown win and Curragh near miss in the autumn saw her go up 10lb; up a further four for her C&D success two weeks ago; keeping her form well and a likely player here.

13/2

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Straight Forecast €235.30
Tricast €1379.30
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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

White Marlin

SPOTLIGHT:

House Of Kings

POSTDATA:

Raamez

The Irish Sun:

White Marlin

TOPSPEED:

House Of Kings