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DundalkStadium.com Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 2m 33s
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DundalkStadium.com Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.70
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 6480-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

0-11 but back to something like her best when third of 12 here three weeks ago; left on the same mark but has the worst of the draw this time and will need to improve for the longer trip.

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9th

14

(16)

1st Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

El C Wells

9st 8lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Garry Caldwell

Disqualified for two efforts with a banned substance in November 2022; new trainer now and undoubtedly best watched with her history and after an absence.

25/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 700-4

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Bettered his maiden form when fourth of 14 over C&D when making his handicap debut last month, improving for the step up in trip; left on the same mark and less exposed than several in here.

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5th

7

(5)

13th Oct 2023

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1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Burren Song

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Has improved plenty this year, winning three times, including over 1m2.5f here; 3rd in a Leopardstown Premier h'cap last time (several of these behind) and has a solid shout.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 70-603

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

0-12 but hit the frame over C&D earlier this month despite missing the break; first-time visor may eke out improvement but has a tougher draw this time and others appeal more.

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1st

3

(9)

26th Mar 2024

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2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Nusra

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: G Ahern

Won over 1m4f in November and not bad runs since over that trip; probably stays 2m and has an each-way chance.

12/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 412-65 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Has won twice over C&D already this winter and running well in defeat on her last couple of starts but it would seem the handicapper has caught up with her; beaten 3l latest and left on the same mark.

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10th

4

(12)

23rd Mar 2022

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1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rita Levi

9st 13lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

Has won twice over 1m4f here since last October and has been running well in defeat lately; spilt today's rivals Nusra and Rips Dream when fourth on latest.

7/1

15

(4)

4th Mar 2022

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2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rita Levi

10st 9lb

J: Mr C P Millar

T: John C McConnell

Has won twice over 1m4f here since last October and has been running well in defeat in four starts since a November victory; tackles this trip for the first time; first reserve.

4th

3

(10)

25th Feb 2022

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1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rita Levi

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John C McConnell

Has won twice over C&D already this winter and running well in defeat on her last couple of starts but it would seem the handicapper has caught up with her; beaten 3l latest and left on the same mark.

12/1

Form: 5/7/85 CD BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

C&D winner a couple of seasons ago; missed all of 2021 but has shown he retains ability in two runs this winter; well handicapped if he can build on those.

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3rd

3

(16)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:15 Navan

Rips Dream

9st 7lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Patrick J Flynn

prominent, ridden and went second under 3f out, made challenge inside final furlong, hard ridden but kept on until lost second post

7/1

3rd

5

(6)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Tramore

Rips Dream

9st 10lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Patrick J Flynn

midfield, ridden over 2f out, still plenty to do on outer 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish, no match for first two

20/1

14th

6

(8)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 110y

17:45 Gowran Park

Rips Dream

9st 9lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Patrick J Flynn

disputed lead, steadied and in touch with leaders after 1f, dropped to midfield 4f out, ridden and weakened home straight

12/1

10/1

Form: 0350-8 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 22 starts came over C&D; below his best in two runs this winter but nothing went right for him last week when hampered early and he's been dropped another 2lb; 2lb below his winning mark.

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14th

6

(11)

23rd Mar 2022

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1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Conor Hogan

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Sole win in 23 starts came over C&D in September 2020; others make a little more appeal on current form; needs to turn the tables on several rivals who have finished in front of him in his most recent races.

10/1

5th

5

(8)

25th Feb 2022

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1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Conor Hogan

9st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Noel Meade

Sole win in 22 starts came over C&D; below his best in two runs this winter but nothing went right for him last week when hampered early and he's been dropped another 2lb; 2lb below his winning mark.

10/1

8th

1

(7)

16th Feb 2022

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1m 4f 0y

13:45 Dundalk (AW)

Conor Hogan

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Noel Meade

Sole success came over C&D 17 months ago; well beaten on his return to action after 8 months off here in December; likely to come on for that but others preferred.

10/1

7th
14 (9)
Profound

8/1

Form: 09-803

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come over hurdles and 0-17 on the Flat; beaten roughly 2l over C&D last time and that was her best Flat effort for a while but needs to build on that to land this.

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1

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Profound

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: J Morrison

didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, pushed along after 3rd, pulled up quickly after 5th, broke down

14/1

11/2

Form: 952-42 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

All three wins have come over C&D and right back to her best when beaten just a neck here earlier in the month; 3lb rise is fair and she ought to be involved again with a better draw.

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11th

14

(2)

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 169y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Lady Of Luxury

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eoin Doyle

dwelt start, always towards rear, pushed along and no impression over 2f out

12/1

5th

8

(11)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Of Luxury

9st 3lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Eoin Doyle

12/1

Form: 0421-3 C BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark with course win in December and hit the frame from this 7lb higher mark here three weeks ago; has been shaping like a return to this trip will suit but he'll need a career best and a wide draw won't help.

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14th

12

(15)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dr Patrick

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Sole win from 27 runs came over C&D in 2021; recent runs not encouraging and 7lb wrong.

20/1

13th

12

(1)

26th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dr Patrick

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Luke Comer

Sole win from 26 runs came over 1m2f here in 2021; has to find improvement on his recent form.

22/1

Form: 410-00

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Winner on turf last year but struggled on AW in recent starts; doesn't look well handicapped on anything she's done to date; back up in trip.

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11th

14

(4)

9th Nov 2022

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1m 2f 150y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Sweet November

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: John C McConnell

Winner last term but has struggled since and shown nothing in two recent starts, including here last week.

33/1

12th

14

(5)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Sweet November

9st 1lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Gowran winner over an extended 1m1f and yet she was tailed off back there 15 days ago on her return from a break; makes limited appeal so soon after that.

20/1

14th

14

(16)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

15:30 Gowran Park

Sweet November

8st 12lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: John C McConnell

dwelt start, towards rear, some headway and towards rear of midfield halfway, raced wide home turn, soon ridden and weakened, eased inside final furlong

25/1

Form: 70-970 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last winter but below that form in four starts this AW campaign and can ruin her chance with slow starts; no signs of a revival over C&D earlier this month.

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5th

8

(2)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:20 Tramore

Magi Gal

9st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear

7/1

6th

15

(9)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 120y

19:45 Tipperary

Magi Gal

8st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

towards rear of midfield

25/1

12th

16

(1)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 3f 70y

19:55 Limerick

Magi Gal

8st 12lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: John C McConnell

Long losing sequence at this stage; good effort when second at Dundalk three starts ago but others preferred.

16/1

Form: /58-00

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden and seems on a very tough mark for what she's achieved so far; didn't beat a rival over C&D latest.

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12th

6

(6)

25th Feb 2022

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1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rodeo Drive

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Louise G Lyons

Six-race maiden and seems on a very tough mark for what she's achieved so far; didn't beat a rival over C&D latest.

50/1

13th

4

(6)

2nd Feb 2022

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1m 4f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rodeo Drive

9st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Louise G Lyons

Seems on a tough mark for what she has achieved so far; beaten 8l when 11th of 14 over C&D last month and only dropped 1lb; entitled to come on for that first run in 186 days at least.

20/1

1

(15)

21st Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rodeo Drive

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Louise G Lyons

Hood tried on her Irish debut over this trip two weeks ago; no impression there and hard to fancy here.

25/1

Form: 030-72 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Talented sprinter in his pomp but not the force of old these days; however, it was a creditable effort when trying this trip for the first time two weeks ago, finishing runner-up and has a better draw for his preferred front-running tactics this time.

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10th

6

(2)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Never Back Down

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Useful performer in his pomp and a course winner; however, he's unreliable these days and has plenty to prove.

16/1

11th

3

(16)

2nd Nov 2022

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1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Never Back Down

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Formerly useful but none too reliable these days and he'll need to find plenty on his recent efforts, including form here.

14/1

9

(3)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Never Back Down

9st 4lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Useful performer in his pomp but unrealiable these days and hard to recommend on these terms.

25/1

Form: 315-01 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Gained a second course win here latest in what was his best effort for some time; 8lb rise and a tough draw might find him out this time though; up in trip.

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Form: /016-4 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

First reserve; course winner from the basement mark in November but found life tougher from her revised rating in two runs since.

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16th

14

(10)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 208y

20:30 Bellewstown

Scarlet Seymour

9st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Luke Comer

midfield, in touch with leaders when pushed along 4f out, soon lost position and weakened gradually, became detached when eased over 2f out, tailed off

20/1

4th

10

(15)

8th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Scarlet Seymour

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Form: 48-969 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; sole win came here last winter; below form of late and tough draw this time.

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12

(7)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 70y

18:20 Bellewstown

Fryerns

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: Thomas Coyle

10

(8)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Fryerns

9st 4lb

J: Jessica O’Gorman

T: Thomas Coyle

C&D winner for John McConnell in 2020; has failed to build on a C&D second last October, failing to reach the first three on her last six attempts; safely held by Matilda With Me on the basis of her most recent run.

16/1

16

(16)

25th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Fryerns

9st 3lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Thomas Coyle

Second reserve; sole win came here last winter; below form of late and tough draw this time.

Form: 90-796

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; low-key efforts since joining this yard but better run here last week; needs to build on that.

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14th

13

(4)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 70y

16:15 Bellewstown

Double Kodiac

8st 12lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Noel C Kelly

Hasn't won since his debut in France in 2018; struggled at Dundalk over the winter and is 9lb out of the handicap here.

100/1

8th

10

(4)

27th Jan 2023

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1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Double Kodiac

9st 6lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Noel C Kelly

Hasn't won since his debut in France in 2018; struggling in handicaps this winter and huge ask on these terms.

33/1

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Exacta €644.00
Straight Forecast €419.20
Tricast €6262.00
Trifecta €12502.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Burren Song

The Irish Sun:

El C Wells

POSTDATA:

Conor Hogan

SPOTLIGHT:

Rips Dream