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15:30 Dundalk (AW)

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 1m 42s
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Rain

1st
5 (5)
Elzaam Blue

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.40
  • Place: £1.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-brother to 1m2f AW/dirt winner Lost Eden (RPR 98); dam French 8.5f winner, closely related to French 1m winner Rashke out of 1m4f Group 2 winning half-sister to 6f 2yo Group 2 winner Silent Honor; mixture of speed and stamina in her pedigree and an interesting runner.

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4th

2

(9)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Elzaam Blue

10st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

towards rear

11/4

1st

1

(6)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Elzaam Blue

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

Three-time Dundalk winner who left behind a couple of below-par efforts back to Polytrack over C&D last week, when losing out on the nod from a wide stall; another furlong is perhaps optimal but a strongly run race over this trip is fine.

5/1

2nd

5

(11)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Elzaam Blue

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

Good record on AW at Dundalk when trained in Ireland; made successful stable debut at Doncaster but below that level since; this would be easier than of late but he's drawn wide and others appeal more.

16/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 33/2

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in a couple of maidens at 2 for Brian Meehan; off for over 14 months before probably stepping up on that when narrowly beaten by Sunwalk in a 1m2f maiden here two weeks ago; drop back to 1m unlikely to be an issue and looks the one to beat here.

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11th

11

(13)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Jaafel

9st 1lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Four-time AW winner who is 0-20 on turf; beaten in a claimer before joining this yard and he was well beaten in a 1m2f handicap at Cork two weeks ago; might not have liked the soft ground but he's not crying out to be backed.

14/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 506-43

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden; a little more consistent in 1m handicaps of late, beaten less than 2l on his last two starts; likely to be thereabouts.

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8th

9

(11)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Macadams Rock

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

All three wins have come here over 7f, including on January return; slow starts have compromised his chances twice since, ran on well from the rear when back at today's trip latest; needs a good start and strong pace to be a factor here.

10/1

6th

11

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Macadams Rock

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

All three wins have come here over 7f, including on January return; slow starts have compromised his chances both starts since, will need to break smartly to be a factor here dropped in trip.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to 1m-1m4f winner Protected Guest (inc AW; RPR 104) and 1m2f-2m winner Estrela Star (inc AW; 79); dam 1m AW 2yo/1m5f turf winner (92), out of German 1m1f Listed winning half-sister to German 6f Group 2 winner Amico Fritz; stable continue in good form and no surprise if he was thereabouts on debut.

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16

(11)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Search For Thestar

9st 5lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Luke Comer

Second reserve; stuck in the mud latest but reasonable form over 7f/1m here prior to that; not sure to stay.

11th

16

(21)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:07 Curragh

Search For Thestar

8st 13lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Luke Comer

Signs of improvement at Dundalk but will need to find a lot more in first-time blinkers.

20/1

6th

7

(2)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Search For Thestar

9st 8lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Luke Comer

Not beaten far in two of his three starts in maidens at this venue; might come on for his latest run over 7f and the handicapper has taken a chance with an opening mark of 57.

17/2

7/2

Form: 0-6332

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

More consistent since reverting to maiden company; held by Jaafel on Sunwalk form two weeks ago and ran to a similar level back to this trip two days later; champion jockey booked and one for the shortlist.

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7th

3

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Worcester

Gold Wing

11st 10lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway home turn, ridden before 3 out, weakened after 2 out

4/1

4

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Gold Wing

10st 13lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Placed in eight of her 17 career starts but still awaiting a win; fair third in two maiden races last month and should be on the premises again.

9/2

4

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:00 Stratford

Gold Wing

11st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Fair on the Flat (albeit a maiden), and placed in two run-of-the-mill maiden hurdles this summer (2m2f/2m); not obviously well treated for today's handicap hurdle debut but has scope for improvement; respected.

4/1

14/1

Form: 90-20

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a 1m2f handicap here last month but form other than that is very modest; others preferred.

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0

15

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Is That So

11st 5lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Struggling on the AW at Dundalk in recent months, two poor handicap hurdle runs in August; new headgear combination.

33/1

12th

5

(16)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Is That So

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Adrian Murray

towards rear

25/1

12th

6

(1)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Is That So

9st 5lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Adrian Murray

led towards far side, soon joined, raced in third after 4f

33/1

Form: 0530-

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Decent third in an ordinary fillies' maiden here in November; others look more likely though.

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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: 7

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Never raced for William Haggas; slow into stride and raced quite green on debut here last week; capable of better and a bolder showing here should not surprise.

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6th

1

(12)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Cristal Clere

10st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Won three last year and was fit from AW when running well in Leopardstown Listed over 1m; handicapper didn't over-react and stepping back up in trip will help as will any rain.

13/2

4th

5

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Cristal Clere

9st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Successful in three handicaps last season, including two at this track in testing conditions; fit from action at Dundalk but faces a tough task in this grade.

20/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to US 7.5f/8.3f turf winner Repetitious; dam US 1m/8.5f dirt winner, half-sister to US 6f Grade 2 winner Listen Here and to the dam of US 1m1f Grade 1 winner La Coronel out of half-sister to US 8.5f/1m1f Gr 1 winner Listening; best watched on debut.

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12

(12)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 20y

20:10 Cork

Anorak

9st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: James Leavy

8th

15

(8)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 27y

19:20 Bellewstown

Anorak

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: James Leavy

15th

1

(8)

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 130y

18:50 Gowran Park

Anorak

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: James Leavy

Form:

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat one home on debut here over 7f last month; hard to make a case for.

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13th

15

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

13:50 Downpatrick

Lily Bianca

10st 9lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders, went second from 2nd, soon led, joined after 4 out, headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, no impression when not fluent 2 out, got well behind when mistake last

150/1

23

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 130y

16:10 Galway

Lily Bianca

11st 3lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Poor form on the Flat and not much better over hurdles so far; big price when brought down at the first at Downpatrick; third reserve.

14

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

13:50 Downpatrick

Lily Bianca

11st 2lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

towards rear of midfield, brought down 1st

66/1

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

8th foal; half-brother to winners Karaktar (1m-10.5f inc at 2/Group 3; RPR 114), Karatash (1m2f; 98), Karamaya (6f 2yo; 94) and Karezak (useful 2m hurdle); dam 1m and 1m2f winner (stayed 1m4f, 101) out of 1m1f winner; newcomer from a decent Aga Khan family; best watched on debut however; wears a tongue-tie.

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0

20

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Karayaz

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John J Cullen

Second reserve; mostly poor form on the Flat and over hurdles since Sligo maiden second a year ago.

18

(11)

22nd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 10y

20:25 Roscommon

Karayaz

8st 7lb

J: Alan Persse

T: John J Cullen

Second reserve; well beaten in Flat maidens and will have to improve with blinkers on; 5lb out of h'cap.

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam unraced dam out of bumper winning sister to bumper/2m4f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Kings Orchard and half-sister to bumper/2m hurdle winner Tarn Hows, 2m5f chase winner Festive Day and 2m hurdle winner Stoneraker, family of Bula; stoutly bred newcomer and likely to do better given time and distance.

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4

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Cula Bula Mamool

11st 7lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: J G Coogan

No real hint of winning potential in four Flat runs (1m-1m2f) and makes zero appeal on hurdling debut.

200/1

12th

16

(13)

8th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Cula Bula Mamool

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Miss Katy Brown

12th

5

(7)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:40 Navan

Cula Bula Mamool

10st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Miss Katy Brown

Can't be fancied on the evidence of two AW outings.

250/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No show in a trio of bumpers for Hilary McLoughlin; makes no real appeal.

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12th

1

(9)

30th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ballykeeran

9st 11lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

dwelt start, in rear and detached throughout, bucked repeatedly after 2f, never dangerous

100/1

14th

1

(5)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 14y

18:00 Roscommon

Ballykeeran

10st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

slowly into stride, in rear throughout

100/1

9th

1

(9)

15th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 80y

19:00 Roscommon

Ballykeeran

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

towards rear of midfield, pushed along under 3f out, no impression towards rear 2f out

100/1

12/1

Form: 8-0

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in a Fairyhouse maiden in September; well beaten here two weeks ago though and needs to step up on that.

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15th

18

(8)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:00 Cork

Greek Opera

8st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: J A Nash

prominent towards far side, pushed along from 3f out, ridden and hung right over 2f out, soon weakened

66/1

16th

17

(13)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 24y

18:10 Galway

Greek Opera

8st 8lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: J A Nash

prominent, pressed leaders when ridden over 2f out, weakened gradually from under 2f out, eased inside final furlong

12th

8

(2)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Dundalk (AW)

Greek Opera

9st 3lb

J: Nathan O’Sullivan

T: J A Nash

dwelt start, pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders, short of room on inner when slightly hampered after 1f, soon dropped to midfield, pushed along from over 4f out, lost position from over 3f out, ridden briefly and no impression under 2f out

33/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Gold Wing

SPOTLIGHT:

Jaafel

RP Ratings (IRE):

Jaafel

POSTDATA:

Gold Wing

The Irish Sun:

Gold Wing