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20:10 Gowran Park

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McEnery Cup Handicap

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  • 1m 4f 100y
  • 9 runners
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McEnery Cup Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 362202

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won AW maiden at Dundalk last year; found only one too good in premier handicaps over 1m2f/1m4f in early summer but flopped in another such race on Irish Derby weekend at the Curragh; Leopardstown run last week was reassuring in this head gear combination.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(4)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 202y

16:35 Naas

Safecracker

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Very consistent in premier handicaps and richly deserved to win one of them which he did off 97 at the Curragh (1m4f) on Derby weekend; first foray into stakes company; goes on easy ground.

12/1

1st

2

(15)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Safecracker

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and in touch with leaders against far rail 2f out, went second inside final furlong, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on well

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 11-733

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner in France last season; twice placed in small-field Listed races since joining this stable; respected on the form of Limerick run behind Earl Of Tyrone and well-fancied stablemate Raise You, a previous Listed winner.

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

8th

1

(3)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inuit

10st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

Scored twice in France but failed to score in Ireland, albeit showed useful form on occasions; unlikely to defy top weight, having failed to figure at Kempton (2m; last of eight) on debut for Jamie Osborne.

25/1

8th

2

(8)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Inuit

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

Dual 2yo AW winner in France, but 0-8 for Joseph O'Brien and makes his debut for another new yard having changed hands for 13,000gns last month; only previous attempt over this far when in midfield in last year's Irish Cesarewitch and may be best watched for now.

12/1

5th

2

(4)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Inuit

10st 6lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Dual 2yo AW winner in France ran well in defeat at times for this yard last year up to 1m4f; respectable return in a C&D Listed race when 4l behind stablemate San Andreas; can improve from that.

15/2

4/1

Form: -84232 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

1m Leopardstown maiden winner last year was highly tried a number of times after; no success yet this season but managed two promising handicap runs before beaten favourite in a three-runner conditions race at Killarney last time; up in trip now with definite prospects.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Mctigue

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Had some decidedly useful Flat form at up to 1m6f; enterprisingly placed to win a French Grade 2 hurdle in October (heavy) but has finished tailed off in all his three subsequent runs, latterly in a Kelso handicap; even if back on song, this mark looks very testing.

66/1

13th

7

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

13:50 Kelso

Mctigue

11st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Very useful on the Flat (including on good ground) and made it 2-2 over hurdles in Grade 2 juvenile event at Auteuil (2m2f, heavy) last October; well beaten in Grade 1 and Grade 2 races the next twice but no surprise if he plays a leading role today for Irish trainer who won this two years ago.

7/2

9th

1

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Mctigue

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent

10/1

7/2

Form: 551

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

1m3f Killarney maiden winner a month ago on his third start; 4lb out of the handicap but could be progressive enough to overcome that relatively minor disadvantage.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newmarket (July)

Malabu Drive

10st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, steadied and dropped to midfield after 2f

6/1

6th

8

(12)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

19:00 Leopardstown

Malabu Drive

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Front-running Killarney winner over 1m3f last season; entitled to need the run after ten months on the sidelines; this trip may be short of his best.

13/2

4th

9

(9)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 100y

20:10 Gowran Park

Malabu Drive

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: G M Lyons

raced in second, led after 4f, joined from 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden when headed under 2f out, lost second and no extra from 1f out, weakening when lost third inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: 13/420 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Thrived on AW for Sir Mark Prescott in 2019, winning four in a row during July/August at three different trips; did well on stable debut here in April; had a run over hurdles before second to The Names Jock over 1m4f at Leopardstown; dropped away quite tamely over 1m6f at the Curragh ten weeks ago, raising a question mark.

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

7th

1

(3)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Distant Chimes

10st 0lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Four AW wins in a row for Sir Mark Prescott in 2019; missed well over two years and was second in lady riders' handicap at Leopardstown in May; fair fifth at Gowran in August and has left Henry de Bromhead since; has never run on a soft surface.

14/1

5th

8

(6)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 100y

20:10 Gowran Park

Distant Chimes

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

dwelt start, in rear, headway 3f out, raced wide when pushed along home turn, keeping on when ridden under 2f out, not reach leaders

7/1

25/1

Form: 635/0/ D

Last run: 641 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Former Andre Fabre-trained winner and Listed placed; still an entire; best watched on return from a long absence with tongue-tie fitted.

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12th

5

(6)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

In Favour

9st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Won twice for Andre Fabre early in his career; almost nothing of merit in his Irish form.

50/1

11th

6

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

In Favour

10st 11lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: Luke Comer

Unplaced in 10 starts for this yard and well held on AW last month; remains best watched for now.

25/1

8th

4

(1)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

In Favour

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Luke Comer

Dual winner in France years ago; was poor in cheekpieces on heavy ground at Galway last time but has a chance on his Leopardstown 5th in May.

16/1

Form: 800-58 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Three-time Galway festival winner in 2019; had a similar schedule at this year's festival; improved from a hurdles run when fifth of 17 over an extended 1m; not as good over 1m4f on the following day; now 4lb below his last winning mark.

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2nd

2

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

One Cool Poet

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Was a one-time smart Flat type but has won only once over hurdles; was 2nd in this race last year off 3lb higher but has to rebound after some lesser runs.

18/1

13th

4

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

One Cool Poet

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Matthew J Smith

Beaten 8l when last seen on the Flat at Galway and well held sixth over timber since; probably needs further than this trip these days.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2428-0

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Made good progress on the Flat for Keith Dalgleish last year and exploited an attractive hurdle mark on stable debut at Ayr in April; towards the back in Copper Horse Stakes at Royal Ascot, but not beaten far; jumped badly at Cartmel on latest; jockey booking a plus.

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

12th

5

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Platinumcard

11st 11lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Well beaten on all five starts for David Pipe, the last two on heavy ground last month; comes here with a lot to prove but combination of better ground and first-time blinkers may enable an upturn.

16/1

6th

7

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Platinumcard

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

led

25/1

0

12

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

16:33 Chepstow

Platinumcard

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Plenty of competitive form on the Flat and over hurdles for previous yards but has looked cold as ice in three runs for this one; could yet turn a corner and well treated if he did.

25/1

Form: 3400-0

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Former Listed winner for Jessica Harrington and a course maiden hurdle scorer for this stable last October; very hard to fancy on recent form.

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10

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:35 Southwell (AW)

Still Standing

9st 1lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Alexandra Dunn

Multiple turf winner, most recently in 2021; 0-11 on AW but has dropped a long way in the weights since the autumn and he's been running well enough over 1m4f of late to think he shouldn't be far away.

8/1

4th

6

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Still Standing

9st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Alexandra Dunn

Flat turf/hurdles winner who is 0-10 on the AW, but a fair effort when a staying-on third of nine in a 0-50 classified event over C&D last month; each-way possibilities again.

8/1

3rd

4

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Still Standing

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Multiple turf winner at up to 11.5f; unplaced in nine starts on AW; drops in grade but others preferred.

8/1

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Exacta €142.00
Straight Forecast €116.10
Tricast €600.20
Trifecta €1027.00

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