July 18 / 17.35 Ballinrobe

17.35 Ballinrobe

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Tote Always SP Or Better At Ballinrobe Claiming Race

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 1m 1f 96y
  • 14 runners
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Tote Always SP Or Better At Ballinrobe Claiming Race

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 200-00 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Six Flat wins including C&D handicap; beat a good horse over hurdles at Fairyhouse in April; out of form since but 1m4f too far last time and this sort of trip/track ideal; first time in a claimer.
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12th

1

(11)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 47y

17:30 Roscommon

Ideal Pal

9st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

13/2

10th

5

(7)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 3f 180y

17:20 Galway

Ideal Pal

10st 0lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

in touch with leaders, ridden under 3f out, soon weakened gradually

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 15186-

Last run: 297 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Dual winner over 1m last year for John and Thady Gosden; cheaply acquired in the autumn and ran well in a Grade 3 on hurdling bow in November; first run of 2022.
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5th

3

(5)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 47y

17:30 Roscommon

Sevenal

9st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, headway disputing third 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra and weakened inside final furlong

8/1

8th

11

(9)

10th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Gowran Park

Sevenal

9st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

pushed along briefly, towards rear, dropped to last before halfway, raced wide home turn, soon pushed along, minor headway when ridden towards near side under 2f out, kept on final 110yds

25/1

Form: 311657 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won two similar contests in May (7f/1m1f); held since but not ruled out under Classic-winning jockey who's on him for the first time; cheekpieces added.
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4th

2

(13)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 47y

17:30 Roscommon

Mischief Star

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James McAuley

prominent, soon raced in second, led 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

5/1

2nd

1

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

16:45 Leopardstown

Mischief Star

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

raced in second, led over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, headed but kept on well inside final furlong, held towards finish

9/4

Form: 231977 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Two handicap wins this year, including over this trip at Gowran, but held off marks in low 70s lately; first run in a claimer and merits consideration.
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1st

1

(13)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:30 Sligo

Alhaajeb

10st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

started quickly, briefly led, headed but prominent soon after start, joined leaders when pushed along from 2f out, led when ridden over 1f out, kept on well, eased final strides

5/2

7th

3

(11)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

16:32 Navan

Alhaajeb

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

Form: 129-80 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
C&D handicap winner last year; has shown little on Flat or over hurdles lately.
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4th

8

(7)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Roscommon

Brehon Star

9st 9lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Shane Crawley

towards rear, lost cheekpiece after 2f, ridden over 2f out, carried head awkwardly from over 1f out, ran on well and went fourth towards finish, nearest finish

10/1

11th

4

(15)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 38y

19:50 Sligo

Brehon Star

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Mark Michael McNiff

20/1

Form: 884480

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
In the frame in a pair of handicaps in April; well held on Flat and over hurdles since; another that's dropped into a claimer for the first time.
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6th

5

(5)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Mosaaheb

9st 12lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, towards rear of midfield going okay over 3f out, pushed along and headway when switched left under 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, not reach leaders

16/1

17th

12

(4)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

17:15 Leopardstown

Mosaaheb

9st 9lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent, led soon after start, joined 3f out, soon headed and ridden, weakened gradually from under 2f out

16/1

18

(19)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Gowran Park

Mosaaheb

10st 0lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Still a maiden; not a bad effort when fifth in a claimer at Ballinrobe this week; more on his plate in this company; second reserve.

Form: 928562

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Grand veteran (nine wins) was second in similar contest at Killarney last week; Keane stays on and extra furlong may be a help at this point in his career.
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8th

1

(3)

10th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:05 Gowran Park

Eastern Racer

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

towards rear, minor headway when nudged along over 2f out, keeping on when ridden towards far side into midfield over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

12/1

5th

9

(16)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:30 Sligo

Eastern Racer

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

held up in rear, headway on outer from over 3f out, keeping on when pushed along from 2f out, pressed leaders when ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, lost fourth towards finish

7/1

Form: 4/72/0

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Good second in 5f maiden at Navan in 2019; first run since when well held over 6f at Naas earlier this month and stamina an obvious concern.
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14th

1

(5)

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

14:33 Naas

Golden Eye Diamond

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul W Flynn

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, dropped to rear over 1f out, soon no extra

20/1

Form: 00-00

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very modest form in four starts in maidens for Ian O'Connor; not a viable contender.
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7th

5

(5)

5th Aug 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 100y

18:10 Tipperary

Katelyn’s Dream

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Mark Michael McNiff

held up in behind leaders, midfield when pushed along from 3f out, ridden and no impression under 2f out

200/1

13th

12

(7)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

18:25 Killarney

Katelyn’s Dream

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Ian O’Connor

Form: 000989

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far in mid-field at Bellewstown penultimate start; dropped out at Killarney on stable bow where blinkers seemed no help; least likely of the Mcauley trio.
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2nd

7

(12)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Aleksey Tolstoy

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: James McAuley

soon towards rear of midfield, headway going okay from over 2f out, soon pushed along and pressed leaders, went second but no chance with winner inside final 110yds, kept on

12/1

7th

10

(9)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:30 Sligo

Aleksey Tolstoy

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: James McAuley

soon midfield, minor headway when pushed along and bumped rival under 3f out, soon lost position, ridden and no impression 1f out

14/1

Form: 333-00

Last run: 62 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Decent performer over this sort of trip in Britain; has shown little in recent starts under both codes and, having been tried in a hood a few times, is now visored.
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18th

6

(17)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Just For Yuse

9st 10lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

towards rear of midfield, pushed along when reminder after 3f, pushed along from over 3f out, outpaced and dropped to rear when ridden and no impression over 2f out

33/1

6th

13

(11)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:30 Sligo

Just For Yuse

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

soon disputed lead, raced in second before halfway, pushed along when outpaced and lost position over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

20/1

Form: 037000

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Grand old campaigner but still seeking a first win at the age of 12; unlikely to figure.
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5th

14

(10)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 38y

19:50 Sligo

Paddytheirishman

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Thomas Cleary

10/1

10th

9

(12)

16th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:45 Dundalk (AW)

Paddytheirishman

8st 13lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Thomas Cleary

62-race maiden; narrowly beaten here last month before no match for French Company and others here last time; hard to imagine him breaking his duck at this stage.

20/1

10th
14 (13)
Tooso

Form: 362680

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Placed twice for Johnny Murtagh including when chasing home Mischief Star in a Gowran claimer in May; trip may have been too far last twice; now blinkered.
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15th

18

(12)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Tooso

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: P Cluskey

always towards rear, lost touch 3f out

14th

10

(16)

10th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:25 Fairyhouse

Tooso

9st 6lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: P Cluskey

prominent, led after 2f, headed but prominent before halfway, pressed leader when pushed along 3f out, soon ridden, led and ran on from over 1f out

20/1

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Betting Forcast

6/1 Ideal Pal, 11/2 Sevenal, 6/1 Mischief Star, 7/1 Alhaajeb, 18/1 Brehon Star, 10/1 Mosaaheb, 4/1 Eastern Racer, 4/1 Golden Eye Diamond, 20/1 Katelyn’s Dream, 66/1 Aleksey Tolstoy, 14/1 Just For Yuse, 14/1 Paddytheirishman, 40/1 Tooso, 12/1 Tote Always SP Or Better At Ballinrobe Claiming Race

Verdict

1m4f at the Curragh was too far for IDEAL PAL last time but this trip and track are ideal and he can bounce back dropped into claiming company for the first time. It remains to be seen if Sevenal is worthy of his mark and the Mcauley pair Mischief Star and Eastern Racer may be bigger dangers. [Mark Nunan]

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Just For Yuse

The Irish Sun:

Sevenal

POSTDATA:

Mischief Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Ideal Pal