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19:15 Galway

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Tote Guarantee On All Irish & UK Races (Q.R.) Maiden

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 1m 4f 43y
  • 18 runners
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Tote Guarantee On All Irish & UK Races (Q.R.) Maiden

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.90
  • Place: £3.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles last season and off the mark on second attempt chasing with ready win in Limerick beginners contest a week ago on good ground; represents top yard but Patrick Mullins elects to rider Hallowed Star.

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3

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Dads Lad

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Three chase wins at up to 2m2f in the second half of 2022 (good to yielding and good ground); has won on soft over hurdles but jumping technique deserted him on that surface when finishing remote back over fences at Cheltenham in March; needs to show the form all wrong just four weeks later.

20/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 344-

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Second runner for the Mees; ran well in bumper at this meeting last year before winning at Ballinrobe; creditable runs in Flat maidens last autumn would give him place claims and part of a strong challenge here for his owners.

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3rd

6

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Merlin Giant

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent

11/2

13th

13

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Merlin Giant

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

in touch with leaders, headway and briefly went third 5f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, eased from over 1f out

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Decent bumper performer, winning last two, at Ballinrobe and Down Royal (good) under today's rider; interesting now switched to the Flat and respected.

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0

4

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Tramore

The Last Mardi

10st 5lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

slowly away, lost many lengths start, in rear, pulled up after 6f

2/1

5th

7

(10)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 43y

17:40 Galway

The Last Mardi

11st 12lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway inside final furlong, ran on well towards finish, not reach leaders

8/1

1st

3

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

The Last Mardi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual bumper winner; useful placed form including third at this venue last August and second at Ballinrobe in May, well clear of the remainder; sent off 1-4 favourite at Wexford last time but the outcome was still in doubt when he fell in the lead two out; should make amends.

11/10

Form: 922- BF

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Decent level of form in 3 juvenile maidens last autumn on soft/heavy; gelded since and belated reappearance suggests all has not been straightforward; close relative Flying Scotsman won over C&D; jockey booking certainly encouraging.

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7th

17

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Comfort Zone

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Progressive last season, winning a pair of Grade 2s; returned with respectable Flat run but was tailed off when just 9-2 back over hurdles at Fairyhouse; has stamina to prove at this trip.

12/1

10th

3

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Comfort Zone

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Chepstow before landing the Triumph trial last season; only seen once since when runner-up in a Premier Handicap on the Flat in September; doesn't look particularly well treated from this mark but still early days.

11/2

Form: 4-22

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap hurdle at this meeting last year (good ground) and reappeared in the spring to finish runner-up in Flat maidens at both Gowran and Roscommon on softer ground, good effort latter occasion when staying on after slow start behind a useful winner; seemingly kept by for this meeting since and Patrick Mullins taking the ride takes the eye.

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0

5

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Hallowed Star

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Just 7lb lower when bolting up in this race last year and went on to win over fences; did not get the run of the race in a 2m Flat handicap here on Wednesday; forecast rain will help and very likely to be a strong contender to follow up last year's success.

7/1

6th

6

(20)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Hallowed Star

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

135-rated jumper; twice placed in Flat maidens; merits respect as three-time course winner over jumps; cheekpieces fitted now after a dismal run over hurdles at Cartmel.

12/1

25/1

Form: 640

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tipperary run on testing ground was promising but tame Leopardstown run raises questions.

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2nd

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Fourofakind

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Both wins have come on soft ground, the handicap over this trip at Hereford in February off 3lb lower; has hit the buffers on his last two starts, with blinkers doing nothing for him last time (joining the tongue-tie he had been wearing with cheekpieces); wears no equipment this time; others safer.

12/1

3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Fourofakind

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Derham

Second at Wincanton (1m7f) in January and won at Hereford (2m3f) in February; soundly beaten when merely sixth at Kelso three weeks ago but he's better than that and there's a headgear switch today; not ruled out.

13/2

Form: 43/

Last run: 687 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Likeable mare a bumper winner and three-time hurdles winner; hasn't run since March however, although surpassed herself when fourth in this race in 2020.

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3

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 150y

13:10 Leopardstown

Dollys Destination

11st 5lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

towards rear of midfield, fell 1st

25/1

4th

4

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Dollys Destination

10st 11lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

held up in rear, went fourth after 2 out (usual 3 out), pushed along and no extra after last (usual 2 out), weakened omitted last

25/1

1st

4

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Dollys Destination

11st 9lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

towards rear, steady headway before 3 out, pressed leaders when ridden after 2 out, led when not fluent last, faced strong challenge but kept on well towards finish, just did enough

7/1

Form: 8336

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Fair level of form in maidens this summer, notably Fairyhouse third over this trip; too free last time and now tried hooded.

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10th

6

(5)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Only For Me

10st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

A 14-race maiden; failed to build on promising fourth at the Curragh when well held at Navan last week; career-low mark and return to handicap company might help.

10/1

7th

4

(13)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:40 Navan

Only For Me

10st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

Went close a couple of times last year but below his best in handicaps this year until improvement in first-time tongue tie when fourth in Curragh maiden last month, not quite staying 1m2f under forcing tactics; place claims.

12/1

4th

1

(1)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Only For Me

10st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

led

25/1

Form: 23

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful handicap hurdler has shaped very well in two recent Flat maidens won by talented jumpers, at Roscommon and Ballinrobe; has since joined Emmet Mullins and has to be considered.

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0

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Thousand Tears

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

Twice successful over hurdles though not for some time (staying-on third when unseated in this race two years ago) and absent since well held on Dundalk polytrack over a year ago during short spell with Emmet Mullins.

14/1

7

(7)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 182y

19:35 Killarney

Thousand Tears

9st 13lb

J: Julie Burke

T: John M Burke

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Zoffany gelding cost 45,000gns as a yearling; second foal; half-brother to US Graded stakes-placed 8.5f 2yo turf winner Editor At Large (RPR 102); dam 7f 2yo winner (94), sister to US 1m2f Gr 1 winner Bolshoi Ballet; yard in such good form this newcomer has to be respected, especially if strong in the market.

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4th

4

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Mighty Mo Missouri

12st 3lb

J: Eimear Smullen

T: Mrs John Harrington

Tailed off in similar event here in February and hard to make a case for.

10/1

10/1

Form: 54

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promise both starts in Curragh maidens, notably over this trip 10 days ago when just denied third; place claims at least.

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2nd

7

(3)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Roscommon

Monarchs Brae

9st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: D K Weld

prominent, headway and pressed leaders on inner after 5f, disputed lead 4f out, ridden and led 2f out, faced sustained challenge final furlong, headed post

4/1

11th

14

(14)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

1m 4f 43y

19:15 Galway

Monarchs Brae

11st 1lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: D K Weld

in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

10/1

4th

4

(6)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Monarchs Brae

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, led after 1f, headed after 5f, ridden 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 05-

Last run: 349 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful winning hurdler/chaser not seen since two Flat outings last summer, down the field in this race (slowly away) and then a fair fifth at Tramore for today's rider; fitted with a tongue tie; hard to see him featuring.

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10th

3

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Duc Dallier

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, pushed along but lost position before 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

6/1

7th

5

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:30 Tramore

Duc Dallier

11st 0lb

J: Ms J A Roche

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, good headway and went second halfway, pushed along and lost second under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

16/1

12th

2

(11)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

1m 4f 43y

19:15 Galway

Duc Dallier

11st 12lb

J: Ms J A Roche

T: Henry De Bromhead

slowly away, in rear, headway over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Galileo half-brother to 7 winners inc top-class miler Excelebration and high class performer up to 10.5f Lancaster Bomber; dam placed over 1m1f/1m3f; superbly-bred newcomer making somewhat belated debut and market likely best guide.

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6th

9

(10)

12th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Cork

Porthos

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders, pushed along and ran green from over 3f out, close up when ridden but no extra over 1f out, no impression when intimidated by rival inside final furlong (jockey said colt got a bump in the straight)

20/1

13th

16

(8)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

1m 4f 43y

19:15 Galway

Porthos

11st 1lb

J: Mr N Bashford

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

slowly away, in rear, headway over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

10/1

Form: 87

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 10lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Pair of midfield finishes in maidens earlier in the summer and seems a more likely one for handicaps.

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2nd

4

(5)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Goonyaboyya

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

Lightly-raced mare has been keeping on over 1m4f the last twice and is worth a try over 2m; check for market confidence.

6/1

100/1

Form: /080-7

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

7yo has made no impression in five starts in maidens; big outsider.

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11th

10

(14)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Conamore

9st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Noel Henley

Unplaced in eight; tailed off at Clonmel last time and has the widest draw to overcome.

25/1

13th

11

(16)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:20 Clonmel

Conamore

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Noel Henley

always towards rear, ridden and no extra from 3f out, soon weakened, eased under 2f out

25/1

19

(17)

26th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 110y

19:40 Tipperary

Conamore

8st 10lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Noel Henley

First reserve; little to show for her efforts in maidens; others preferred.

100/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Last of 13 in Killarney 2yo maiden last autumn, his only start.

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11th

12

(3)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Tramore

Stupor Mundi

9st 8lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

always towards rear, pushed along 4f out, soon no impression

33/1

16th

17

(13)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

1m 4f 43y

19:15 Galway

Stupor Mundi

11st 1lb

J: Miss G German

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

slowly into stride, always towards rear

100/1

13th

7

(11)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 30y

12:25 Killarney

Stupor Mundi

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Ordinary enough pedigree and gelded; likely outsider.

33/1

Form: 004

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ballinrobe fourth a step in the right direction but likely loads more required here.

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18th

12

(11)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Srowland Jack

9st 6lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield, lost ground after 4f

100/1

0

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:20 Wexford

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Adrian Sexton

Outpaced before finishing tailed off at Ballinrobe last month (The Last Mardi second); hard to fancy on that evidence.

20/1

9th

11

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Ten-race maiden on the Flat despite competing at a modest level; limited appeal.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Moderate maiden hurdle form and last of 14 in last month's Ballinrobe Flat maiden; impossible to fancy.

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4th

13

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Elle Dorado Rock

11st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Yet to finish in the first four over hurdles and not easy to fancy, though respect for shrewd connections a reason not to dismiss.

25/1

11th

17

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Elle Dorado Rock

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: A J Martin

Unplaced in eight starts over hurdles and pulled up last two runs.

40/1

Form: 70

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; hasn't been sighted in two maidens, will be of more interest when tackling handicaps.

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13th

13

(21)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Secret Rock

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Dual winner on the Flat and a winner over hurdles, most recently when a convincing winner of a 1m4f handicap at Dundalk in January; should go well.

8/1

4th

4

(12)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Secret Rock

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A J Martin

dwelt start, held up in rear, headway when bit short of room 2f out, challenging over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

11/2

1st

3

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Secret Rock

9st 13lb

J: Jake Coen

T: A J Martin

midfield on inner, headway and in touch with leaders over 2f out, went second over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, ridden clear when hung left inside final 110yds

11/2

Form: 082294

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; modest and exposed maiden, seemingly little chance here.

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1st

3

(9)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

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

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Non-runners

Bambeano, Secret Rock, Nusra

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Payout
Exacta €2011.00
Straight Forecast €1451.20
Trifecta €18051.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Comfort Zone

POSTDATA:

Thousand Tears

The Irish Sun:

Comfort Zone