March 11 / 19.00 Dundalk (AW)

19.00 Dundalk (AW)

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Dundalk Winter Series Leading Trainer & Jockey Championship Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 1m 2f 150y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 2m 17s
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Dundalk Winter Series Leading Trainer & Jockey Championship Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

1st
4 (12)
Drakensberg

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.10
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 00-009 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

8

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Curragh

Drakensberg

12st 0lb

J: Dean Ryan

T: A J Martin

C&D handicap winner last October on yielding; bit to find on ratings but yard in good form.

25/1

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

13/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 80-230

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Ran poorly over 1m4f last time, two previous placed runs over the same trip give her a decent each-way chance, especially if first-time cheekpieces help to produce a little improvement; very experienced apprentice aboard.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

(2)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Nudge The Judge

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: R P Cody

Ran poorly over 1m4f last time, two previous placed runs over the same trip give her a decent each-way chance, especially if first-time cheekpieces help to produce a little improvement; very experienced apprentice aboard.

13/2

11th

8

(9)

2nd Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

14:30 Dundalk (AW)

Nudge The Judge

9st 0lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: R P Cody

0-12 but only narrowly denied a couple of times including over C&D on her penultimate start and only beaten roughly 2l here 12 days ago; left on the same mark and each-way claims again.

6/1

3rd

7

(7)

21st Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Nudge The Judge

9st 3lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: R P Cody

Return to this trip and first-time blinkers led to an improvement in form when touched off here two weeks ago; up 3lb for that but a reproduction would see her with every chance.

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 00-632

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Up 9lb for a pair of handicap wins on turf last May/June; another success now seems imminent after two good runs over 1m4f here, close-up in third behind the in-form Power Drive early last month and a clear second behind an easy winner two weeks later.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(1)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Matilda With Me

9st 12lb

J: Sarah Verling

T: Rodger Sweeney

midfield, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong

12/1

10th

4

(3)

13th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 35y

19:40 Killarney

Matilda With Me

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Rodger Sweeney

prominent, left in lead after 3f, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

12/1

5th

3

(18)

29th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 120y

19:40 Tipperary

Matilda With Me

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Rodger Sweeney

towards rear of midfield, carried right on turn after 3f, towards rear halfway, headway going okay on outer 3f out, raced wide when pushed along home turn, ridden under 2f out, kept on inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

8/1

Form: 05-069 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner at this venue, including this race last year for today's rider; generally below his best since Tipperary win last summer; has failed to reach the first four on his last six visits to this track; beaten favourite over 1m4f on penultimate start.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Wild Shot

11st 3lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened approaching last

7/2

15th

8

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Wild Shot

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: John C McConnell

always towards rear, bad mistake 4th, pushed along briefly after halfway, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

12/1

4th

15

(2)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Wild Shot

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

towards rear, towards rear of midfield halfway, ridden and headway against far rail under 2f out, ridden and went third inside final furlong, kept on but lost third towards finish

9/1

12/1

Form: 0-0055

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
0-14; not disgraced when fifth in a C&D claimer in January; needs to raise her game another notch following satisfactory handicap fifth last month.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(7)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Bella Coaster

9st 8lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Eoin Doyle

42-rated filly; unplaced in fifteen starts and needs to shovel on a fair bit more coal to worry the big guns on paper.

33/1

5th

13

(3)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Bella Coaster

8st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Eoin Doyle

0-14; not disgraced when fifth in a C&D claimer in January; needs to raise her game another notch following satisfactory handicap fifth last month.

12/1

5th

13

(6)

16th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bella Coaster

8st 10lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Eoin Doyle

Winless from 13 starts; not disgraced in a claimer here last month but much more needed.

25/1

13/2

Form: 096-12 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Veteran ended a long losing sequence with a C&D win in early-January, the tenth success of an 83-race career; ran another good race when second five weeks ago; has gone up an aggregate 10lb and may find a few too good now.
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Verdict Starting price

13th

2

(16)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Munfallet

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: D P Coakley

Gained the most recent of his 10 wins in a C&D handicap in January; below his best off a 10lb higher mark here two weeks ago but didn't get the run of the race; should do better here.

8/1

6th

1

(9)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Munfallet

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: D P Coakley

Veteran ended a long losing sequence with a C&D win in early-January, the tenth success of an 83-race career; ran another good race when second five weeks ago; has gone up an aggregate 10lb and may find a few too good now.

13/2

2nd

2

(2)

4th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Munfallet

10st 1lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: D P Coakley

Ten-time scorer and showed that he had something left when landing a C&D handicap last month; up 6lb for that which makes this quite a tough ask but he could make a good fist of it.

8/1

7th
12 (15)
Benz

14/1

Form: 0/09

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Has struggled in three maiden outings; respect for the stable is the only real positive.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

16

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

15:30 Cork

Benz

11st 9lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, pushed along after 4 out, some headway towards far side 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

33/1

5th

11

(5)

30th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 89y

20:00 Bellewstown

Benz

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

28/1

8th

8

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 120y

18:11 Tramore

Benz

10st 13lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went third 2 out, good jump to lead last, ridden and went clear run-in, comfortably

50/1

Form: 2-5671 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Won three times at this venue for Kevin Prendergast in the early part of her career; was 12lb below her last winning mark when making an excellent start for this stable over 7f a fortnight ago, staying on well under Jessica O'Gorman to lead near the finish; stamina could be an issue, but she seems to have profited from a change of scene; cheekpieces on now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

9

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:20 Leopardstown

Miss Cunning

9st 6lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Aengus King

towards rear of midfield, dropped to last and ridden over 2f out, good headway final furlong, not reach leaders

10/1

Form: 0738-0

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Looked progressive when a long-priced third in a 1m1f Leopardstown handicap in July; ran respectably at the same venue a month later; off for six months before down the field here five weeks ago; star apprentice booked by trainer who has declared four here.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

11

(2)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Freepark

9st 2lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Maiden's best runs have come at around this trip in Leopardstown handicaps; testing ground against him latest, sure to appreciate this better ground; loads to find on ratings but could go well.

14/1

15

(8)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Freepark

8st 9lb

J: Alan Persse

T: John C McConnell

Form: 07-940 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Fairly consistent over hurdles in 2021 without winning; won a nursery here in 2019 and a claimer at Leopardstown at three; has dropped sharply in Flat ratings; no real sign that he is ready to win again on the evidence of his last four outings at this venue.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

18:25 Ballinrobe

Estepona Sun

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, pushed along and went fourth after 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

13/2

2nd

1

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Kilbeggan

Estepona Sun

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, pushed along and chased leaders after 2 out, ridden and went clear with winner run-in, no match for winner

7/2

11th

5

(1)

13th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 35y

19:40 Killarney

Estepona Sun

9st 10lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

dwelt start, raced freely, towards rear, ridden 2f out, minor headway inside final furlong, never dangerous (jockey said gelding jumped awkwardly from the starting stalls and took a keen hold)

6/1

Form: 0-5953

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Won twice on turf last year; has not shown the same level of ability on this surface, though her form is heading in the right direction; backed up a long-priced C&D fifth in January with a creditable 1m fifth last time.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(4)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:30 Sligo

Crystal Pool

9st 11lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Patrick Martin

in touch with leaders, lost position when outpaced and pushed along under 2f out, bit short of room when switched left 1f out, soon ridden and ran on, went fourth towards finish

25/1

12th

5

(17)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 110y

17:10 Gowran Park

Crystal Pool

9st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Patrick Martin

raced wide early, prominent, pushed along and lost ground 3f out, weakening when drifted left and bumped rival 2f out

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 952-08

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Two moderate runs since neck second over C&D in December; market possibly best guide; first reserve.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

7

(9)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 110y

17:45 Gowran Park

Dinamine

9st 7lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: David Peter Dunne

towards rear of midfield, switched left and ridden from over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

17/2

2nd

6

(9)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

20:00 Down Royal

Dinamine

8st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: David Peter Dunne

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along under 3f out, ridden on inner over 1f out, squeezed through and made strong challenge inside final furlong, just failed

14/1

9th

16

(11)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Leopardstown

Dinamine

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: David Peter Dunne

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on final 110yds

16/1

16/1

Form: /648-8 CD BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back C&D handicaps in October/November 2019; unable to add to his tally, going closest when second in races at this venue and Gowran last summer; unplaced favourite here in November, unplaced joint-favourite in January.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(12)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:20 Leopardstown

Rockview Roman

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

13th

7

(14)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rockview Roman

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: John C McConnell

Won back-to-back C&D handicaps in October/November 2019; unable to add to his tally, going closest when second in races at this venue and Gowran last summer; unplaced favourite here in November, unplaced joint-favourite in January.

16/1

8th

5

(6)

19th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:50 Dundalk (AW)

Rockview Roman

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: John C McConnell

Won back-to-back C&D handicaps in 2019 but unable to add to those wins since; hasn't really shaped like a return to the winners' enclosure is near in three starts this winter.

8/1

14th
14 (6)
Speedy Pix

25/1

Form: 30005-

Last run: 144 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Has shown little sign of winning potential and has run only once at this track; moderate hurdles form lately; no appeal.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

18

(5)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Speedy Pix

8st 8lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: T G McCourt

First reserve; poor maiden, very hard to fancy.

Form: 48-969 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
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.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: 10-000

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Gowran winner over an extended 1m1f on soft-ground last October; poor form in three Dundalk visits this year; second reserve.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

7

(14)

25th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:15 Naas

Sweet November

9st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: John C McConnell

14/1

5th

13

(12)

21st Apr 2022

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

19:00 Tipperary

Sweet November

9st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: John C McConnell

9/1

19

(16)

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 130y

18:00 Gowran Park

Sweet November

9st 4lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: John C McConnell

Form: /7/855 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner over 1m4f at this venue; missed all of 2021 but has shown he retains ability in three runs this winter; 9lb lower than his last winning mark in 2019; well worth considering if making the line-up; third reserve.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

12th

4

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Tipperary

Rips Dream

11st 10lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

midfield, pushed along after 4 out, weakening when not fluent and ridden 3 out, soon no impression

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €533.00
Straight Forecast €486.70
Tricast €2282.30
Trifecta €2772.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Crystal Pool

SPOTLIGHT:

Nudge The Judge

POSTDATA:

Crystal Pool

The Irish Sun:

Crystal Pool