August 04 / 18.00 Sligo

18.00 Sligo

Good To Yielding

Apex Controls Ltd Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 1f 195y
  • 15 runners
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Apex Controls Ltd Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 00-8U1

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Flat winner last year for William Haggas and gained a first hurdle win with success in handicap company at Cork last month; 7lb higher in a tougher race demands more but further progress possible.
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1st

9

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Just Jacob

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent in chasing group, went third 6th, went second and switched left approaching last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on well

15/2

15th

20

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 190y

18:05 Cork

Just Jacob

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, raced wide when pushed along before 3 out, keeping on when ridden after 2 out, no extra run-in

16/1

14

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Just Jacob

11st 5lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner over 1m2f for William Haggas; may improve from recent handicap debut at Down Royal; has a bit to find with the more experienced Grinn on that running.

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -06464

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Running well in defeat this term and it was another solid effort when fourth of 16 in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle last month but the handicapper seems to know where he is with him at present.
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2nd

5

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Ballinlough Gale

11st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Patrick Martin

led, mistake 3 out, ridden approaching last, headed and no extra run-in

9/1

4th

8

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 95y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Ballinlough Gale

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick Martin

raced freely, prominent, led after 2nd, pushed along and headed approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 2P-476

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Some promising form in bumpers and best hurdle run yet when sixth of 14 at Kilbeggan last month; no chances taken with this opening mark so sure to need progress on handicap bow.
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3rd

6

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Mary Meehan

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway before 2 out, ridden and went third last, switched left run-in, kept on

5/1

6th

13

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Mary Meehan

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway after 3 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out

14/1

Form: 6F9-80

Last run: 76 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
1-24; completely lost her way this term and tailed off again last time; hard to fancy.
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4th

1

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Joeswayornoway

12st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: E Sheehy

prominent in chasing group, ridden and flashed tail approaching last, hung right and no impression run-in

33/1

13th

4

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:35 Downpatrick

Joeswayornoway

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E Sheehy

1-23 and either tailed off or hasn't completed in seven runs since December; first-time cheekpieces need to have a dramatic effect.

8th

2

6th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Joeswayornoway

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

14/1

Form: 0-7307 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Came on from her reappearance with a half length defeat at Downpatrick (a venue she goes well at) but lesser efforts twice since; while she's at her best over a bit further, peak form gives her a chance.
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5th

13

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Ask The Leader

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

raced in second, ridden and lost second approaching last, lost third and no extra last, hung right and weakened final 110yds

10/1

7th

1

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

Ask The Leader

12st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: D M Christie

in touch with leaders, pushed along and weakened after 2 out

7/2

11th

13

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Ask The Leader

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

8/1

Form: -43123 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
In the form of his life this summer, winning at Roscommon in June and hit the frame in two subsequent outings last month; back down in trip and may have one in him from this sort of mark.
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6th

8

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Presenting Lad

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 3 out, midfield when pushed along approaching last, ridden and switched right run-in, made no impression

8/1

3rd

1

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 194y

15:55 Sligo

Presenting Lad

12st 2lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

held up in rear, headway from 4 out, chased leaders going easily before 2 out, pushed along disputing lead approaching last, ridden and outpaced run-in, kept on

9/4

Form: 0P0-06

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
First reserve; yet to hit the frame in 10 starts but it was his best run yet when sixth of eight in a maiden hurdle at Tramore last month; claims if he can build on that.
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7th

15

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Black Barrel

10st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

in rear, some headway but still plenty to do when pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, never near to challenge

6th

1

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Black Barrel

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

chased clear leader, pushed along and lost second after 3 out, no impression approaching last

16/1

12th

21

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Black Barrel

10st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J A Nash

Dual-code 4yo; nothing so far; new trip now handicapping; impossible to fancy.?

50/1

Form: 67-54P

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
17-race maiden; made mistakes and too keen when pulled up at Roscommon last time; hard to fancy after that run and doesn't look well treated on anything he has done so far.
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8th

11

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Dixon Line

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Adrian Sexton

prominent, mistake 6th, mistake and lost third 3 out, ridden and lost position approaching last, weakened run-in

20/1

3rd

15

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 90y

19:30 Roscommon

Dixon Line

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Adrian Sexton

held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, switched left and went second run-in, kept on but always held

10/1

Form: 600-70

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Struggling this term and beaten a long way out at Kilbeggan last time; best watched for now.
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9th

14

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Longhouse Force

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

took keen hold, always towards rear

33/1

Form: 2558-3

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ten-race maiden; consistent without winning in maiden hurdles last summer and ran okay when third of six in a Ballinrobe novice on his return; very best form is over a bit further but he warrants respect on handicap debut.
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10th

10

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Moakland

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield, lost position and dropped to rear after 3rd, ridden before 3 out, well behind from 2 out, tailed off

12/1

3rd

4

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 95y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Moakland

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear, not fluent 4 out, ridden and struggling 3 out, left in poor fourth 2 out, went modest third just after last, no match for first two

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: /0-597

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Some minor promise in maiden hurdles but not sure to be suited by this drop in trip and the handicapper hasn't taken any chances.
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2

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Glendaars Star

11st 13lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Ian O’Connor

prominent in chasing group, lost position and dropped to midfield after 3rd, not fluent 5th, bumped 3 out, dropped to rear and well behind when blundered 2 out, tailed off when pulled up last

33/1

7th

7

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Limerick

Glendaars Star

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Ian O’Connor

chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, led 3 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon weakened gradually

6/1

9th

3

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Glendaars Star

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: James Andrew Fahey

prominent, led before 6th, headed before 4 out, pushed along and weakened quickly from 3 out, tailed off

16/1

Form: 7P-808

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Promise over fences last season but shown nothing in two recent starts over hurdles, including when tailed off at Galway on Sunday (SP 80-1); best watched again.
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3

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Presenting Dylan

11st 12lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: Brian Francis Cawley

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway into midfield 4th, in touch with leaders when bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out

66/1

8th

17

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

14:00 Galway

Presenting Dylan

11st 0lb

J: Alan King

T: Brian Francis Cawley

in rear and detached throughout, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off

33/1

Form: 766-22

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Latest win came in November and returned to form in recent starts, only narrowly denied in two handicap hurdles at Ballinrobe this term; up 1lb more but can go well again if he's in the same form after a 66-day absence.
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2nd

12

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

18:55 Ballinrobe

Peace Party

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

towards rear of midfield, pushed along after 2 out, still plenty to do approaching last, ridden and headway on outer run-in, ran on well towards finish, went second post

7/1

4

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Peace Party

11st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Latest win came in November and returned to form in recent starts, only narrowly denied in two handicap hurdles at Ballinrobe this term; up 1lb more but can go well again if he's in the same form after a 66-day absence.

7/2

18

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

14:00 Galway

Peace Party

10st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Has returned to form in his last couple of starts, runner-up in a pair of handicap hurdles at Ballinrobe; nudged up another 2lb but can go well.

12/1

Form: 6-4U12

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Seemed to appreciate more cut in the ground when he got off the mark at Wexford last month and showed a 7lb higher mark was workable when only finding one too good a fortnight later at Killarney; up another 2lb but going the right way and he's one to consider.
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7

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Our Bobby

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

held up in rear, fell 2nd

9/2

2nd

6

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:50 Killarney

Our Bobby

11st 7lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

chased leaders, made challenge when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden but no chance with winner, kept on

3/1

Form: 179P-7 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at Downpatrick last summer on just his second start in handicap company; only 2lb higher here but hasn't shown enough in four starts since and he was tailed off on return last month; tongue-tie now on.
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12

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Massons Castle

11st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Got off the mark at Downpatrick last summer on just his second start in handicap company; only 2lb higher here but hasn't shown enough in four starts since and he was tailed off on return last month; tongue-tie now on.

16/1

7th

17

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 90y

19:30 Roscommon

Massons Castle

11st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

took keen hold, midfield, dropped to rear when mistake 5th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

40/1

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Payout
Exacta €555.00
Straight Forecast €329.60
Tricast €5841.70
Trifecta €5705.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Presenting Lad

The Irish Sun:

Our Bobby

SPOTLIGHT:

Moakland

POSTDATA:

Presenting Lad