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16:51 Curragh

Yielding

Barberstown Castle Handicap

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 20 runners
  • Win time: 1m 45s
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Barberstown Castle Handicap

Runners: 24 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.40
  • Place: £5.50

Form: 67761-

Last run: 108 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in a Dundalk handicap when last seen in December; mixed signals on the strength of that form and probably needs further progress from 6lb higher.

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5th

2

(3)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Cork

Massaman

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

midfield early, lost position after 1f, towards rear of midfield when nudged along over 3f out, some headway when ridden and switched left over 2f out, kept on well final 110yds, not reach leaders

16/1

25th

20

(20)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Massaman

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Jack W Davison

dwelt start, always towards rear, ridden and no impression under 2f out

14/1

2nd

9

(11)

10th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Gowran Park

Massaman

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

slowly into stride, soon towards rear of midfield, pushed along home turn, hung right when ridden over 2f out, soon headway when switched left, ran on on near side of group inside final furlong, went second towards finish

11/2

20/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 60320-

Last run: 257 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden; went close in a maiden claimer at Roscommon last May but couldn't build on that at Killarney when last seen; dropped 3lb but off 257 days.

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12th

3

(4)

15th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Knocknakilla

9st 11lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Gerard O’Leary

Respectable run over hurdles at Limerick last time; prior to that three fair runs here, including third in a contest in which Satono Chevalier was runner-up; place chance.

6/1

4th

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Knocknakilla

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

Has been running well in low-grade Dundalk handicaps and also has fair turf form, including on soft; still a maiden after 22 Flat runs but place chance if adapting.

10/1

1

(1)

20th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Knocknakilla

9st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Gerard O’Leary

Irish raider who has reached the frame at Dundalk in his last two starts but he was beaten 5l when third there (10.6f) on Wednesday and is now 0-22; others look stronger.

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: /8342-

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden but has improved since joining this yard; only beaten roughly 1l at Limerick when last seen in October; 3lb higher but can't be ruled out; off 168 days.

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14th

11

(12)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

You Owe Me Money

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

Won twice at Gowran in May; respectable form since; fifth here last time was over the extended 1m2f; down 2lb and could be competitive.

12/1

5th

10

(2)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

You Owe Me Money

9st 12lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

midfield

11/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 33/22 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Placed in two novice events at Kempton for Brian Meehan and only narrowly denied in two Dundalk maidens since joining this yard; looks well treated from an opening mark of 70 and first-time cheekpieces could yield improvement; unproven on turf.

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2nd

5

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Jaafel

10st 2lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Sean Davis

Four-time winner on this surface, including over this trip; close fourth in a 1m4f claimer for James McAuley here in December when last seen; could go close.

5/1

4th

1

(15)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Jaafel

10st 2lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

Has gained all four wins here; beat today's rival Banana Three in a handicap in October; backed that up with a second placing; below best last two outings.

10/1

5th

4

(1)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jaafel

8st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

At his best here and has proved well suited by stepping up in trip this autumn; ready winner over 10.5f and definitely got the trip when narrowly beaten over C&D in early November; ran flat when well beaten favourite latest but likely to bounce back.

5/1

14/1

Form: 33213- D

Last run: 171 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

In the form of her life towards the end of last term, added third turf win at Listowel prior to a placed effort from a career high mark at Navan in October; needed her return last season but hard to put a line through.

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16th

6

(6)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:50 Galway

Petticoat Rule

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

Three-time winner including twice at this trip; only once out of first three in eight starts last year; not as effective this term and handicapper has been slow to relax his grip; handles soft ground well.

12/1

7th

5

(3)

12th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Cork

Petticoat Rule

9st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

prominent, nudged along from 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out, became detached when eased final 110yds

11/2

10th

8

(3)

12th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 30y

18:30 Killarney

Petticoat Rule

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Gillian Scott

midfield, pushed along and outpaced 2f out, bit short of room when no impression over 1f out

7/1

Form: 0061-9

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark on final start for Mick Halford when winning at Dundalk from 3lb lower in October; wasn't in the same form back at that venue on debut for this yard 22 days ago and vulnerable back over this sort of trip.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

8

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

13:50 Punchestown

Kalaroun

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield

16/1

10th

9

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:20 Galway

Kalaroun

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

AW winner, modest turf form; showed mild promise on hurdles/yard debut at Killarney.

14/1

5th

4

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Kalaroun

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Fair Flat sort at best, sole win coming on AW; hurdles debut on first start for Conor O'Dwyer and likely best watched.

20/1

40/1

Form: 4/099-

Last run: 266 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Looked promising at times for Andrew Balding but well below that level for this yard last term and hard to fancy on return from 266 days off.

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14th

11

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Lily Like

8st 7lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Donal Kinsella

24-race maiden; poor run of form at present but C&D third back in April off 52 was a good run so not one to totally rule out, despite being 2lb wrong here.

16/1

14th

16

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Lily Like

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Donal Kinsella

slowly into stride, towards rear, some headway from over 1f out, never dangerous

20/1

8th
4 (20)
Thaleeq

20/1

Form: 23771-

Last run: 145 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Signed off last season's campaign with a maiden success on the beach at Laytown; doesn't look well treated on his return to handicap company here and needed last year's seasonal debut.

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13

(10)

8th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:55 Laytown

Thaleeq

11st 11lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: D K Weld

Third reserve; C&D winner bounced back to form with an easy success at the Curragh last time; respected if getting a run.

1st

5

(8)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Thaleeq

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Enright

T: D K Weld

towards rear of midfield, headway from 3f out, soon pushed along, keeping on when ridden 2f out, bit short of room when switched right over 1f out, led and ran on inside final furlong, comfortably

12/1

5th

10

(7)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 175y

18:30 Bellewstown

Thaleeq

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

held up in behind leaders, pushed along from 3f out, outpaced when ridden under 2f out, bit short of room and switched left over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

20/1

8/1

Form: 821-0 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Promise in first two starts before getting off the mark in a fillies' maiden at Dundalk and may have needed her return earlier this month when too keen; hood now tried and on a fair mark; should appreciate return to 1m.

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4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

13:55 Thurles

Je Tai Porte

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, went modest fourth halfway, no impression from 2 out

5/1

3rd

10

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Je Tai Porte

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced wide, took keen hold, raced in last, headway after 4th, in touch with leaders after 5th, nudged along when left in modest third and hampered by faller last, kept on

66/1

Form: 09-400

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Hasn't really built on the promise he showed in maidens and now 0-8; his best form is on AW and while a return to a shorter trip will help, others have stronger profiles.

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11th

11

(1)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Aleksey Tolstoy

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: James McAuley

19-race maiden and shown nothing on his last couple of outings.

20/1

11th

9

(16)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Dundalk (AW)

Aleksey Tolstoy

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: James McAuley

It's not been a complete washout on the AW but he's 0-18 and recent efforts were none too inspiring.

20/1

17th

10

(12)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Navan

Aleksey Tolstoy

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

always towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong, tailed off (jockey said gelding struggled on the soft ground)

28/1

OUR TIP

Form: /2200-

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

First reserve; went close in handicaps at the start of last term but lesser efforts on last two starts; off another 189 days.

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5th

2

(17)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Naas

Aingeal Dorcha

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, ridden under 2f out, disputing fourth 1f out, kept on

25/1

11th

14

(2)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Aingeal Dorcha

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent, ridden and lost position over 2f out, dropped to last and eased final furlong, tailed off

14/1

3rd

4

(13)

11th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Aingeal Dorcha

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

held up in midfield, headway when pushed along from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, disputing third inside final 110yds, went third post, not reach leaders

11/1

Form: 60004- D

Last run: 145 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Had been struggling for form at the back end of last year before a 2l fourth in a Laytown handicap in November; 4lb above last winning mark but feasibly treated on some form and return to this trip should suit; has needed previous seasonal reappearances.

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12th

5

(14)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:50 Galway

Mary Salome

10st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

Won her sixth race when taking a Roscommon handicap over this trip in June, beating Bells On Her Toes and a fine run at Limerick after; outclassed in Listed company last time but a solid chance in this grade; has run well here before.

7/1

8th

7

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Mary Salome

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Andrew Kinirons

7yo who has been at the top of the game in 7f/1m handicaps in Ireland the last twice, but she needs a clear career best to win this.

33/1

3rd

1

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Limerick

Mary Salome

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent, went second soon after start, led when pushed along 2f out, ridden and faced challenge from over 1f out, headed and lost second towards finish

5/2

13th
11 (22)
Atlas

33/1

Form: 24886- D

Last run: 237 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a couple of claimers last year but losing run has mounted up and he's only 1lb below his last winning mark; tends to need his first run back; new yard.

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8th

13

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:50 Leopardstown

Atlas

9st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Long time since his last win (2020) and wins all on better ground; hard to fancy.

20/1

7th

12

(7)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Atlas

9st 1lb

J: Alyse Clarke

T: T G McCourt

C&D winner but on a losing run since 2020; shaped okay when eighth here a fortnight ago but not one to rely on.

20/1

Form: 6-4333

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden but back to something like his best with two placed efforts in Dundalk maidens last month and left on same mark back in a handicap; race fitness on his side and Moore is an eyecatching jockey booking.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

5th

10

(12)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Macadams Rock

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along before halfway

10/1

Form: 76/61-

Last run: 326 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Built on some promise in maidens when winning on handicap debut last year; subsequent 10-month absence a slight concern and interesting to see what the market makes of her on return.

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6th

11

(18)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Princess Sela

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, never on terms

14/1

5th

1

(2)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Curragh

Princess Sela

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard O’Leary

raced far side, in touch with leaders, pushed along when prominent 2f out, ridden when led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened and lost position

7/1

2nd

14

(7)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 164y

15:00 Navan

Princess Sela

8st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, nudged along halfway, ridden and went fourth over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went second towards finish

17/2

Form: 030-00

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Career best when narrowly denied over C&D in September but not in the same form in three runs since including two recent outings at Dundalk for this yard; seems on a tough mark.

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12th

3

(16)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 20y

20:10 Cork

Supreme Machine

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Christopher David Timmons

16th

12

(18)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:51 Curragh

Supreme Machine

9st 11lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Christopher David Timmons

Career best when narrowly denied over C&D in September but not in the same form in three runs since including two recent outings at Dundalk for this yard; seems on a tough mark.

33/1

40/1

Form: 25256- BF

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

0-15 (0-11 on Flat); kept busy over hurdles this winter; best form last season was over a bit further on softer ground.

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4th

4

(8)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Chacha Dancer

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

Failed to win in 23 starts in Ireland but she ran out the comfortable winner of a 2m handicap at Wolverhampton on her stable debut last June (well backed); that form is rock solid for the grade and she still has potential as a stayer; has an absence to overcome but her yard is going well and she's of serious interest.

6/1

1st

8

(10)

5th Jun 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chacha Dancer

9st 4lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

slowly away, in rear

25/1

Form: 07/76-

Last run: 295 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Minor promise in maidens but struggled when last of six on handicap debut in June and still seems on a tough mark; might want a return to more testing conditions.

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10th

4

(17)

21st Apr 2022

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

19:00 Tipperary

Montepulciano

9st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: John Joseph Murphy

20/1

8th

1

(8)

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 130y

18:00 Gowran Park

Montepulciano

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: John Joseph Murphy

18th

15

(4)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:51 Curragh

Montepulciano

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: John Joseph Murphy

Minor promise in maidens but struggled when last of six on handicap debut in June and still seems on a tough mark; might want a return to more testing conditions.

33/1

18/1

Form: /08-46

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Placed in maidens in 2018 but missed three years; showed he retained ability when fourth of 13 in a Dundalk maiden but it was a lesser effort back in a handicap last time.

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14th

16

(6)

5th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:05 Leopardstown

Focus Required

9st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

His course wins over 1m/1m1f last summer were on good ground and his record on soft is poor; down the field when last seen on AW in January.

20/1

10th

13

(15)

18th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Dundalk (AW)

Focus Required

9st 8lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Twice successful at Leopardstown last summer; needs to step up on recent course form; seventh last month over 1m2f; others preferred.

20/1

15

(4)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Focus Required

9st 5lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Twice successful at Leopardstown last summer; needs to step up on recent course form; seventh last time in race in which Halcyon Spirit beat Newgirlintown; first reserve.

Form: 422141 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Has found some form again since joining this yard and gained a fifth AW win in a Dundalk claimer on Wednesday; 7lb penalty back in a handicap makes life tough though; back down in trip.

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13th

6

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Fox Leicester

9st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: John M Burke

Six-time winner, including twice over C&D; running over hurdles without success since the summer; capable of going well off this mark.

12/1

11th

7

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Fox Leicester

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

Six-time Flat winner, best known for AW exploits; relative latecomer to hurdling this year, twice placed in maidens; claims are not strong judging by his last two runs.

16/1

Form: 42118- CD

Last run: 160 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Gained a third win of the campaign over C&D on penultimate start of last season and probably unsuited by a step up in trip when last seen; return to this distance should help but vulnerable to well handicapped sorts.

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

4th

8

(1)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

19:00 Down Royal

Miss Florentine

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Ross O’Sullivan

took keen hold, prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced and no extra

6/1

3rd

5

(2)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

16:32 Navan

Miss Florentine

9st 6lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along under 3f out, ridden from under 2f out, went second over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, kept on but lost second towards finish

12/1

9th

8

(6)

29th Jun 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 100y

18:40 Tipperary

Miss Florentine

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Ross O’Sullivan

took keen hold, midfield, raced wide home turn, ridden up the centre from 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

12/1

14/1

Form: 00067- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won from 5lb higher a couple of seasons ago but now 1-18; one of his better efforts when beaten roughly 3l at Leopardstown in October; optimum trip and conditions for his return at least.

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

17

(24)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:51 Curragh

McCabe

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

Won from 5lb higher a couple of seasons ago but now 1-18; one of his better efforts when beaten roughly 3l at Leopardstown in October; optimum trip and conditions for his return at least.

14/1

14

(12)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:10 Galway

McCabe

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J S Bolger

Just one win in 18 attempts after fading out of the picture returned to 1m at Leopardstown on Saturday; more needed.

14/1

7th

14

(4)

23rd Oct 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Leopardstown

McCabe

8st 6lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J S Bolger

Just 1-17 and well beaten first four starts this year; better effort after a break at the Curragh last time but fair bit more needed from 5lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: 56006- D

Last run: 222 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; won twice on AW in Britain in 2018; stiff mark on what he's done since; off 222 days.

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

0

1

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Anycity

11st 12lb

J: Mr I Ryan

T: J Larkin

Useful on AW in Britain at two and three, only glimpses of former ability in recent years; three poor Flat runs since Navan fifth of 18 in March; four years since his only hurdles run which was in a good juvenile event at Down Royal.

50/1

19th

14

(14)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Navan

Anycity

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: J Larkin

Useful on AW in Britain at two and three, only glimpses of former ability in recent years; two poor runs since C&D fifth in March.

33/1

11th

15

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

15:25 Listowel

Anycity

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J Larkin

Shown nothing since 2021 and needs further than this these days; 7lb wrong.

100/1

Form: 44-000 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; below form on AW of late and hard to make a case for here.

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0

5

(4)

4th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

14:25 Brighton

Dreams Delivered

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Ex-Irish gelding who won twice on Tapeta early in the year; the fitting of a tongue-tie back from a short break will need to help off his current mark.

7/1

7th

9

(12)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:25 Bath

Dreams Delivered

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Ex-Irish gelding who appreciated the step back up to this trip when winning off 3lb lower in first-time cheekpieces (AW) this month (also won for blinkers first going on); goes on the shortlist.

4/1

1st

2

(3)

4th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Dreams Delivered

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Michael Appleby

Made a successful stable debut after five months off here (7f) in February, but has been a beaten favourite in all three outings since; won over 1m in Ireland, so the return to this trip is not a problem, and he won when blinkered for the first time, so interesting to see if the application of cheekpieces has a similar effect.

7/1

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