February 04 / 16.30 Dundalk (AW)

16.30 Dundalk (AW)

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BetVictor Casino Handicap

  • Prize money: £6197.48
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 2m 34s
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BetVictor Casino Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 22221- CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Three wins and four seconds in his last seven Flat runs before making no show in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle at Christmas; up 8lb for his most recent win in December makes this a tough ask but unlikely to be far away.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:25 Down Royal

No Trouble

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John C McConnell

towards rear, steady headway after 5th, disputed lead before 3 out, pushed along when lost second before 2 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened

7/2

13th

7

(5)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

No Trouble

9st 10lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: John C McConnell

8th

2

(11)

25th Mar 2022

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1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

No Trouble

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: John C McConnell

Apart from one down the field effort in a maiden hurdle he has been a model of consistency here despite his steady climb up the handicap; raced a little too keenly for his own good behind Dances With Stars and Jake Peter here last time, but beat the former here the previous month and should be thereabouts again.

4/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2213-5 CD BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Runner-up four times before landing a C&D maiden in November; beaten twice in handicaps since although didn't get home over 2m here last week; decent chance here in an open race over a more suitable trip.
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2nd

5

(6)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Cork

Dances With Stars

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner towards finish

5/1

3rd

2

(7)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Dances With Stars

10st 4lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

1st

1

(7)

25th Mar 2022

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1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dances With Stars

10st 0lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Tends to hang left but very consistent; narrowly beaten by No Trouble here in February before beating Jake Peter over C&D two weeks ago; only out of the first three once in 10 starts and sure to be on the premises once again.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 9428-5 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 71

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 in December; better run last month but still 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

Form: 053-61 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner on all surfaces and came back to form when coming off the pace to land a 1m2f handicap here last week; one for the short-list.
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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.

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5th
1 (7)
Dalvey

10/1

Form: 7121-7 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Consistent here this winter and versatile to boot, winning over 1m2f and 2m; disappointed here last time and still to prove himself off this mark; respected.
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6th

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 160y

18:30 Gowran Park

Dalvey

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James McAuley

In fine fettle at Dundalk over the winter, winning three times from 1m2f-2m but a bit below his best the last twice; has a bit to find with some of today's rivals.

14/1

5th

1

(3)

11th Mar 2022

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1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dalvey

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Three of four career wins have come here, including a narrow victory over Bowerman in the middle of last month; failed to confirm form with the runner-up nine days later; has a bit to find with No Trouble and Dances With Star on running three starts ago.

6/1

4th

2

(2)

25th Feb 2022

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1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dalvey

9st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: James McAuley

Three of four career wins have come here, including a narrow victory over Bowerman here last week; unlikely to be much between them again on 3lb worse terms.

2/1

16/1

Form: 26308-

Last run: 193 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Placed in a C&D maiden and a Navan handicap last spring; down the field in a handicap at the Galway festival when last seen; best watched.
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Verdict Starting price

16th

4

(12)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Scott Lang

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Paul W Flynn

in touch with leaders, ridden and lost position over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

20/1

8th

2

(4)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

20:30 Limerick

Scott Lang

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

always towards rear

6/1

13th

7

(5)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 180y

19:50 Leopardstown

Scott Lang

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Paul W Flynn

prominent, went second after 2f, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

8/1

Form: 3/234- D

Last run: 292 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Flat winner in Germany and started his Irish career when runner-up in a 2m4f Navan maiden hurdle in November; not so effective at Leopardstown next time; blinkered here and not easy to assess but no surprise should he be in the shake-up on his Irish Flat debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Dartan

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

1st

9

(1)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:00 Navan

Dartan

8st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Matthew J Smith

Flat winner in Germany; started his Irish career with a second placing in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at this venue November; two lesser efforts (hurdles and Flat) before proving coming good with a 2m Dundalk win; stiff 1m5f should suit but now 8lb higher.

7/1

1st

10

(12)

4th Mar 2022

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2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dartan

11st 4lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Matthew J Smith

Flat winner in Germany; started his Irish career with a second placing in a 2m4f Navan maiden hurdle in November; not so effective at Leopardstown next time; unplaced here four weeks ago, but has to be taken seriously with Derek O'Connor booked.

8/1

Form: 16432- CD BF

Last run: 300 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Sole success came in a C&D handicap a year ago; fairly consistent in Flat handicaps since and didn't fare badly in a Tramore novice chase last month; won't be far away if he runs his race.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

15:45 Tramore

Top Line Tommy

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed leader 3 out, ridden and 2 lengths down 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last, lost third run-in, carried 1.2lbs overweight

14/1

1

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:55 Clonmel

Top Line Tommy

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: E J O’Grady

midfield, ridden and headway after 3 out, no impression when fell 2 out

14/1

1st

5

(4)

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Listowel

Top Line Tommy

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: E J O’Grady

dwelt start, towards rear but in touch with leaders, close up on inner before halfway, went second going okay over 2f out, soon pushed along and headway on outer, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

4/1

33/1

Form: /0067-

Last run: 101 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Sole win came four years ago for Roger Varian; well beaten in a couple of handicaps in the autumn when last seen and makes little appeal.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(11)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 110y

15:50 Limerick

Three Comets

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

prominent, headway and made challenge going easily 1f out, shaken up to lead final 110yds, kept on well, comfortably

8/1

12th

6

(14)

4th Mar 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Three Comets

11st 8lb

J: Mr M Chaybyn

T: Luke Comer

Won at two in Britain ;tried with cheekpieces now; trainer appears to have a better chance with Travel On.

50/1

9th

5

(6)

4th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Three Comets

9st 5lb

J: Mark Gallagher

T: Luke Comer

Sole win came four years ago for Roger Varian; well beaten in a couple of handicaps in the autumn when last seen and makes little appeal.

33/1

13/2

Form: 1206-1 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
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.
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No / Draw
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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

50/1

Form: 7000-0 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner including twice last winter; stable in good form but a long time since this one showed anything; hard to fancy.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

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Payout
Exacta €301.00
Straight Forecast €267.10
Tricast €1894.90
Trifecta €3098.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Dances With Stars

TOPSPEED:

No Trouble

SPOTLIGHT:

Angel In The Sky

POSTDATA:

Dances With Stars

The Irish Sun:

No Trouble