August 04 / 20.25 Leopardstown

20.25 Leopardstown

Good

Awards & Gifts Handicap

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 1m 7f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Awards & Gifts Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 7-6824

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Three wins over hurdles; just 1-17 on the Flat but in good form in this sphere lately; second over 2m1f at Limerick and fourth of 15 over 1m6f at Galway last week when he would have preferred the ground to be drier; solid chance.
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1st

7

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Rich Belief

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Karl Thornton

held up in midfield, headway and pressed leaders after 7f, joined leaders 4f out, led going easily over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden up the centre over 1f out, kept on well

7/2

4th

15

(3)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Rich Belief

9st 10lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

12/1

22

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Rich Belief

10st 10lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

15/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3108-0

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Four AW wins in Britain including over 2m at Chelmsford; won Killarney maiden hurdle on yard debut last month but, in common with stablemate No Thanks, was well beaten in 2m handicap at Galway last week.
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2nd

5

(6)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Arabian King

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Matthew J Smith

held up in rear, headway when nudged along from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden up the centre under 2f out, ran on and went second but no chance with winner towards finish

15/2

8

(12)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Arabian King

9st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

Won on hurdle/yard debut at Killarney earlier this month when defying an absence and he's below last year's winning mark at Chelmsford; all his best British form is on AW though and he was well held here on Wednesday; non-runner here yesterday.

12/1

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Arabian King

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Four-time winner on AW in Britain for James Ferguson; cheap purchase last October; made a good start over hurdles with a 2m4f maiden win at Killarney; stablemate Another Choice has a stronger profile.

12/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 07-665 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Very useful stayer on his day; third in 2020 Cesarewitch at Newmaret and won 2m handicap at Clonmel last September; ran quite well on comeback here in June and first past the post in a charity race at the Curragh on Irish Oaks weekend; not ruled out.
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3rd

2

(11)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Takarengo

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

dwelt start, pushed along briefly, soon prominent on outer, raced in second after 2f, joined leaders 4f out, ridden when pressed leader over 2f out, kept on well but held inside final furlong, lost second towards finish

7/1

1st

5

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Curragh

Takarengo

12st 7lb

J: Jane Davis

T: Thomas Mullins

Admirable veteran but four years since his last win and hard to see that changing here.

7/1

5th

4

(6)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Takarengo

11st 12lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

dwelt start, always towards rear, pushed along briefly on outer under 4f out, dropped to last when nudged along under 3f out

25/1

Form: 014-50

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Stable having a sparkling run including three winners at Galway last week; this gelding stays extremely well and won twice over 2m last year including at Galway; promising reappearance at Killarney; didn't fire at Galway this time around but type to bounce back.
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4th

3

(5)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

No Thanks

9st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along over 3f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on but no extra final 110yds, not pace to challenge

6/1

12th

8

(8)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

20:20 Galway

No Thanks

9st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Matthew J Smith

led, joined halfway, pushed along and weakened from 2f out, eased final 110yds

9/1

5th

10

(8)

12th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 185y

19:00 Killarney

No Thanks

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened towards finish

8/1

22/1

Form: 75900-

Last run: 312 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
18-race maiden on the Flat; won a 3m handicap hurdle at Wexford on first outing of the year in May but well beaten off his revised mark next time; cheekpieces tried.
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5th

10

(4)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Yenillik

8st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: H Rogers

prominent, led after 1f, joined 4f out, pushed along when headed over 2f out, ridden when alone against far rail under 2f out, lost touch when edged right and no impression 1f out

22/1

13th

8

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:40 Bellewstown

Yenillik

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: H Rogers

towards rear, bad mistake 4th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, beaten when mistake 2 out, jumped left and barged rival last

7/2

1st

8

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Yenillik

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: H Rogers

Showed some ability without winning on the Flat for Willie McCreery; little to recommend on the level or in maiden hurdles for his current stable; others preferred.

50/1

16/1

Form: 5-550

Last run: 56 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Showed a bit of promise in 1m4f maidens; far too keen and dropped away on handicap bow over C&D in June; will have to settle to have any chance.
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6th

9

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Oranmore

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

briefly led, headed but prominent after 1f, pressed leaders going okay when switched right under 3f out, soon pushed along, outpaced when ridden under 2f out, soon no impression

16/1

7th
12 (3)
Nusra

18/1

Form: 082294

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
19-race maiden on the Flat; runner-up twice in late spring for Edward O'Grady over 1m3f/1m4f; unlikely that she wants to go this far and 2lb wrong.
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7th

12

(3)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Nusra

8st 7lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: G Ahern

soon held up in behind leaders, hampered when short of room after 2f, soon midfield, lost position when pushed along from 3f out, dropped to rear when ridden and edged left under 2f out, kept on final 110yds

18/1

21

(12)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

1m 4f 43y

19:15 Galway

Nusra

11st 7lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: G Ahern

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

Form: 13-130

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Dual 2m winner at Dundalk; ran well on turf debut last year but hasn't achieved much away from the all-weather since; probably needed C&D run last month.
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8th

6

(2)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Annecherie

9st 3lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

soon towards rear, minor headway when ridden 2f out, midfield when switched left 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

12/1

11th

3

(3)

21st Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Annecherie

10st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

always towards rear, pushed along under 3f out, minor headway towards far side over 1f out, never dangerous

10/1

3rd

11

(13)

4th Mar 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Annecherie

11st 3lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Form in turf handicaps over 1m4f was poor; major improvement since stepped up in trip at this venue; twice a winner and twice third from four C&D starts since November; up 6lb for win here three weeks ago; rider's claim helps to give her a good chance.

4/1

Form: 470-70

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner for Roger Charlton but hasn't shown much so far for current yard; well held over hurdles and similar story in two Flat runs last month over C&D; outsider.
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9th

1

(7)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

True Destiny

10st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

dwelt start, always towards rear, nudged along from 5f out, dropped to last when switched left under 2f out, kept on when tenderly handled inside final furlong

25/1

10th

1

(1)

21st Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

True Destiny

11st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

midfield, ridden and in touch with leaders on inner 3f out, weakened final furlong

25/1

5th

5

(3)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

True Destiny

11st 12lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

dwelt start, always towards rear

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-2532 BF

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Maiden has been running solid races when sporting headgear in staying handicaps this year; placed in three of her four outings at trips ranging from 1m5f to 2m1f; first run since May and entitled to be thereabouts.
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10th

8

(8)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Derrinlaur

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield early, dropped to rear after 3f, headway into midfield after 7f, in touch with leaders when pushed along on outer over 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened from under 2f out, dropped to last when eased inside final furlong (jockey said filly never picked up in the straight)

5/1

21

(15)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Derrinlaur

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Mrs John Harrington

Third reserve; 10-race maiden but in good form and only narrowly denied at Gowran last time.

Form: /00370

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
1m4f winner for Noel Meade and also successful over hurdles; best effort for this yard when third over 2m1f at Limerick (just a head behind runner-up Rich Belief) but well beaten twice since including at Galway last week.
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4

(10)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Curious Bride

9st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Eamonn O’Connell

1m4f winner for Noel Meade and also successful over hurdles; best effort for this yard when third over 2m1f at Limerick (just a head behind runner-up Rich Belief) but well beaten twice since including at Galway last week.

10/1

12th

5

(17)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Curious Bride

9st 13lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Eamonn O’Connell

in touch with leaders, prominent but pushed along over 3f out, weakened from 2f out

20/1

7th

12

(6)

12th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 185y

19:00 Killarney

Curious Bride

8st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Eamonn O’Connell

prominent, went second 6f out, pushed along to lead 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

17/2

Form: 92517-

Last run: 283 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Two wins in France and won over 1m2f at Dundalk last October; has been running in maiden hurdles so far this year; stamina for this test is very much unproven but yard form is certainly a positive; 1lb wrong.
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6th

13

(15)

5th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 115y

20:25 Tipperary

Firstman

10st 5lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: A J Martin

midfield, raced wide home turn, outpaced when ridden over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final 110yds, not pace to challenge

14/1

11

(12)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Firstman

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A J Martin

Two wins in France and won over 1m2f at Dundalk last October; has been running in maiden hurdles so far this year; stamina for this test is very much unproven but yard form is certainly a positive; 1lb wrong.

17/2

7th

2

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 95y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Firstman

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

midfield, some headway 3 out, pushed along and no impression after 2 out

16/1

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Curious Bride, Firstman

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Payout
Exacta €178.00
Straight Forecast €188.60
Tricast €929.00
Trifecta €941.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Derrinlaur

RP Ratings (IRE):

Rich Belief

POSTDATA:

Arabian King

SPOTLIGHT:

No Thanks