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13:56 Curragh

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DMG Media Handicap

  • Prize money: £10907.56
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 1m 2s
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DMG Media Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6422-6

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Talented hold-up performer needs luck in running which eluded him over C&D last September behind That's Mad; finished the season with two good placed efforts and has had a prep on AW; Keane now aboard which is sure to help his cause.

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

3rd

1

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Laugh A Minute

10st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway from under 2f out, ran on inside final 110yds, went third final strides, nearest finish

13/2

3rd

3

(9)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Laugh A Minute

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Going for a hat-trick in this race and warmed up on AW last month as he has done the last two years; finished last season in fine form and a leading contender.

9/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 34317- D

Last run: 157 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Showed promise several times before getting off the mark in Tipperary maiden (5f, soft/heavy) in October; had no luck in running when midfield on handicap bow at Navan on final start last term and gelded over the winter; another who would probably prefer easier ground but unexposed and scope to improve.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

15:25 Naas

Swift Flight

9st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: K J Condon

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders

40/1

7th

17

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Swift Flight

8st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: K J Condon

towards rear

16/1

9th

13

(4)

26th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

20:00 Curragh

Swift Flight

8st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: K J Condon

Just 1-18 but in good form and was only beaten a neck over C&D last month; suspicion he wants softer ground than what he will get here though.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 104-44 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Veteran 5f specialist has had a couple of recent spins on AW including when close fourth on Wednesday; fitness assured but others preferred.

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

6th

4

(1)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

13:55 Dundalk (AW)

Primo Uomo

9st 1lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: D J Bunyan

took keen hold, prominent, weakened over 1f out

12/1

15th

9

(11)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Primo Uomo

9st 1lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

dwelt start, towards rear

18/1

8th

1

(11)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Cork

Primo Uomo

10st 3lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

raced near side, midfield

17/2

8/1

Form: 29159- CD

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ground-versatile gelding was a Listed winner under this rider at Tipperary last term and has a reasonable record when fresh so has to be respected.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Master Matt

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

in touch with leaders up the centre

20/1

14th

9

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Master Matt

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent

20/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Tipperary

Master Matt

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

ducked right start, soon led at steady pace, headed under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on towards finish, no match for first two

11/2

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 02028- C

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Smart 6f Listed winner for Willie McCreery in 2020 and placed twice at that level last term over 7f; handicapper has cut her some slack and of definite interest on yard debut although this will be her first try at 5f.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(3)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Lustown Baba

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent towards far side, ridden under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

13/2

10th

7

(5)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 100y

14:25 Tipperary

Lustown Baba

9st 4lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, ridden up the centre under 2f out, no impression over 1f out

16/1

10th

7

(18)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:05 Leopardstown

Lustown Baba

9st 8lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged right when outpaced over 1f out, soon no extra

25/1

10/1

Form: 00120- CD

Last run: 146 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Progressive soft-ground sprinter last year (C&D winner off 79 in October) but might find conditions drier than ideal; 10lb claimer is capable but still awaiting first success.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

13

(1)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Pretty Boy Floyd

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear

12/1

4th

2

(8)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

14:30 Cork

Pretty Boy Floyd

9st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Sarah Dawson

Mudlark hasn't won for nearly two years but was twice runner-up this season; has been freshened up since a disappointing Naas run and will revel in conditions; chance.

15/2

7th
7 (8)
Verhoyen

14/1

Form: 02000- C

Last run: 146 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Likes it here (won 6f handicap off 82 last May) but would prefer it softer and might be high enough in the weights for now; usual blinkers left off as well.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Verhoyen

9st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

prominent, lost position over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

11th

1

(11)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Verhoyen

10st 0lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

All bar one of his seven career wins have come at the Curragh; kept on late over an inadequate 5f there on Monday; trip and ground in his favour but others might have stronger claims here.

14/1

7/1

Form: 78334- D

Last run: 146 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Likeable mare whose mark went up 20lb in total last term after a win at Naas and plenty of good runs in defeat; this is her trip but would definitely prefer more testing ground.

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

9th

3

(7)

21st Apr 2022

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Tipperary

Mi Esperanza

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: A Kinsella

8th

9

(3)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:56 Curragh

Mi Esperanza

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: A Kinsella

Likeable mare whose mark went up 20lb in total last term after a win at Naas and plenty of good runs in defeat; this is her trip but would definitely prefer more testing ground.

7/1

4th

5

(6)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:35 Naas

Mi Esperanza

9st 10lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: A Kinsella

The softer the better for this C&D winner who has finished behind Pretty Boy Floyd the last twice; 5lb claim gives her a chance at the weights with that rival and second in this last year so should go close.

15/2

10/1

Form: 19000- CD

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Veteran won this off 2lb higher mark last year but well-beaten in four starts afterwards and would prefer softer ground.

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

5th

2

(10)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Downforce

10st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Eight-time winner, three wins and four seconds from 29 starts at this track; well suited by testing conditions; ended last season prematurely in June but began new campaign in good shape, finishing fourth of 20 over C&D; may struggle to turn the tables on runner-up Dark Viper.

7/1

4th

4

(15)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Downforce

9st 10lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Eight-time winner, well suited by testing conditions, worth considering on that basis; ended last season prematurely in June; has recorded three wins and four seconds from 28 starts at this track.

7/1

3rd

8

(11)

3rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 60y

15:00 Listowel

Downforce

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

midfield, ridden and headway towards near side inside final furlong, ran on well and went third towards finish

14/1

Form: 20716- C

Last run: 148 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Very capable sprinter on his day who won here first time out in 2020 and landed a premier handicap over 6f at this venue last year; 6lb higher mark here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Charles O’Brien

Ground-versatile sprinter landed valuable 6f Bold Lad Handicap for the second time at this venue last September; also a 7f course winner (last November, beating Yosemite Valley); has run in 11 stakes races without managing to win one, but second on three occasions; struggled at Leopardstown recently on a rare attempt at 1m.

6/1

5th

4

(1)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Big Gossey

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

walked to post

7/1

8/1

Form: 6110-8 CD

Last run: 50 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Progressive for Leanne Breen last year with three wins including C&D victory in premier handicap in September with Laugh A Minute unlucky in fourth; well beaten in two runs since but only 2lb higher here and fitter for last month's AW reappearance; Manning gets on well with him and drying ground a plus.

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

10th

10

(1)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Thats Mad

8st 8lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Anthony McCann

Premier handicap winner off 82 a couple of years ago but no worthwhile form since that success including since switching to this yard; handles Polytrack but very hard to fancy after failing to beat a rival here on Wednesday.

33/1

14th

3

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Thats Mad

9st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Anthony McCann

Regressive in the last two years but hasn't run very often; is down to an attractive mark if he can find some form again.

16/1

18th

7

(7)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Thats Mad

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Anthony McCann

Seems badly in decline last couple of years and can only watch; blinkers retained.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €274.00
Straight Forecast €222.40
Tricast €1100.70
Trifecta €3149.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Laugh A Minute

TOPSPEED:

Big Gossey

The Irish Sun:

Master Matt

POSTDATA:

Primo Uomo

RP Ratings (IRE):

Laugh A Minute