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Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital Derek O’Sullivan Memorial Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 20 runners
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Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital Derek O’Sullivan Memorial Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
5 (8)
Thaleeq

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £32.10
  • Place: £4.60

Form: 1-8005

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Laytown maiden winner over 7f last year; down the field over hurdles last time; others preferred though addition of tongue-tie may help.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13

(10)

8th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:55 Laytown

Thaleeq

11st 11lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: D K Weld

Third reserve; C&D winner bounced back to form with an easy success at the Curragh last time; respected if getting a run.

1st

5

(8)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Thaleeq

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Enright

T: D K Weld

towards rear of midfield, headway from 3f out, soon pushed along, keeping on when ridden 2f out, bit short of room when switched right over 1f out, led and ran on inside final furlong, comfortably

12/1

5th

10

(7)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 175y

18:30 Bellewstown

Thaleeq

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

held up in behind leaders, pushed along from 3f out, outpaced when ridden under 2f out, bit short of room and switched left over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 446963

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Yet to win; has run well at Sligo on two occasions this season, including over 1m2f on latest; needs to raise his game, but premature to write off.

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13th

10

(14)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Wayne R Walker

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Donal Kinsella

Now a 27-race maiden under both codes; recent Dundalk third one of his better efforts but remains opposable.

16/1

3rd

10

(9)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Wayne R Walker

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Donal Kinsella

Maiden after 22 Flat starts and was soundly beaten on his last has few starts here; has to find improvement to score.

18/1

8th

10

(1)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Wayne R Walker

9st 6lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Donal Kinsella

Is 0-18 on turf, has run only three times on AW, should be sharper for an outing last month; fair sixth of 13 at 100-1 on that occasion.

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 025119 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Looked progressive in recording back-to-back wins at Tipperary and Killarney; failed to cope with aggregate 12lb rise at Leopardstown, but allowance should be made for interference.

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2nd

7

(4)

23rd Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Dundalk (AW)

Aristovic

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J F Levins

midfield, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, went second towards finish, no match for winner

40/1

8th

11

(15)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Dundalk (AW)

Aristovic

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J F Levins

Back-to-back wins on turf in mid-summer and made the frame twice in August before disappointing favourite at Bellewstown when last seen later that month; runner-up over C&D on handicap bow early in the year; needs to bounce back and drawn wide.

16/1

9th

6

(3)

24th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 187y

18:10 Bellewstown

Aristovic

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J F Levins

held up in behind leaders, lost position when pushed along over 3f out, minor headway when carried right and ridden on near side of group 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 703206

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has won for his previous trainers; two seconds and a third since joining current stable this season; disappointed at Galway; more like it at Leopardstown last week; plenty of weight here but not without a chance.

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5th

4

(5)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Cleveleys

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led at steady pace, headed and raced in second over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

12/1

6th

2

(10)

14th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:19 Redcar

Cleveleys

9st 13lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, in touch with leaders up the centre, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 4th of 14 in group

13/2

4th

6

(6)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:35 Ayr

Cleveleys

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, switched to near side over 3f out, not clear run and ridden under 3f out, short of room under 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, no extra and tenderly handled final 110yds

8/1

Form: 944250

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Not one of his better displays at Gowran last time; place chance on the balance of form this summer, notably his second placing over this trip at Bellewstown.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

(11)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Heer At Dawn

8st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

Consistent earlier in the year but has gone off the boil of late; now 0-18 and best form is over further.

20/1

9th

11

(12)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Heer At Dawn

8st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, pushed along when bit short of room 2f out, outpaced and lost position when ridden and no impression over 1f out

12/1

11

(17)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

15:30 Gowran Park

Heer At Dawn

8st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went close at Bellewstown in August but rather flat in the meantime, last week finishing down the field behind Skontonovski.

12/1

12/1

Form: 700

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Just enough promise in her maiden form to suggest she may find her level in handicaps, but hard to make a strong case for her.

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11th

9

(4)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:00 Sligo

Red Trail

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Andrew McNamara

Four-time winner on soft/heavy, including last year at Gowran and Down Royal; looked as though the run would bring her on at Gowran last month but still others preferred.

20/1

6th

8

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

Red Trail

9st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Andrew McNamara

Four-time winner on soft/heavy, including last year over C&D and at Down Royal; reportedly coughing when disappointing back over hurdles at Clonmel in September; a long way below her best at Naas on her final start last season.

12/1

9th

5

(3)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Red Trail

9st 13lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Andrew McNamara

reared start, in rear

5/1

16/1

Form: -07070

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won over 7f at Leopardstown last summer but yet to hit form this campaign; looks to have plenty to do under a hefty burden here.

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2nd

2

(15)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Ferrybank

10st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: T M Walsh

Has won two of his last three, over this trip and a mile but risen 12lb for them; had Tynamite back in 3rd last time and shouldn't be much between them today; wide draw not a help but still a player.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1570-0 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Three Flat wins, the most recent over 6lb lower than this at Gowran a year ago; poor on only Flat start this year; second over hurdles at Kilbeggan on penultimate start, faller on latest;

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

4

(10)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

19:10 Gowran Park

Shona Mea

9st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Three-time winner here including this event in 2021 off 60 and when getting up on post over 1m in May off same mark; struggled a bit since but clearly has to be respected given her record here.

9/2

5th

3

(21)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Shona Mea

10st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Three-time winner at Gowran and also successful here; only beaten 2l over C&D when fifth to Vidala two starts back; draw won't make life easy.

12/1

6th

1

(12)

18th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Gowran Park

Shona Mea

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders

5/1

Form: 437316 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark at Bellewstown over 1m despite appearing to not handle the track all that well; ran respectably when sixth of 18 off this mark at the Galway festival.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

10

(10)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Curragh

The Pargey Bee

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden from over 2f out, soon hung right and no impression, kept on final 110yds

8/1

15

(13)

31st Jul 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 73y

17:10 Galway

The Pargey Bee

8st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Got off the mark at Bellewstown over 1m despite appearing to not handle the track all that well; raised 5lb for that and has a solid chance; due to run in the 7.40 here Friday.

7/1

6th

17

(1)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

19:40 Galway

The Pargey Bee

9st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

bumped start, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, waiting for room on inner under 2f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders (jockey said gelding got a bump leaving the stalls)

13/2

Form: 000253 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Four wins and 15 places from 65 starts; on a long losing run at this stage, but his last three outings provide plenty of encouragement; champion apprentice booked.

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6th

7

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Reverberation

11st 0lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: J S Moore

in touch with leaders

15/2

5th

7

(11)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Reverberation

9st 5lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: J S Moore

A model of consistency since joining Stan Moore from Ireland, winning twice here (including over C&D) and runner-up on his last two starts; has crept up the weights but ought to make his presence felt again.

13/2

2nd

7

(4)

19th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reverberation

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: J S Moore

Ex-Irish; enjoyed a resurgence since joining Stan Moore, winning twice at Chelmsford (1m-1m2f), and continuing to run well in defeat despite rising ever so steadily in the weights; sits another 1lb higher than when beaten by a short-head last time; chance.

4/1

25/1

Form: 60-009

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in Britain early in career; fair form last year, notably when going very close over 6f at Naas; out of sorts so far this term.

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3rd

13

(13)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Indian Raj

8st 12lb

J: Shane Markey

T: Anthony McCann

soon towards rear, headway on near side of group 3f out, keeping on when switched left 2f out, pressed leaders when ridden over 1f out, ran on towards finish, no match for first two

16/1

3rd

14

(16)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Indian Raj

8st 12lb

J: Shane Markey

T: Anthony McCann

upset in stalls, prominent, went second after 1f, briefly led when pushed along over 2f out, ridden when headed under 2f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, kept on but lost second towards finish

12/1

5th

12

(9)

7th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

13:30 Dundalk (AW)

Indian Raj

9st 1lb

J: Shane Markey

T: Anthony McCann

towards rear, headway when switched left 2f out, ridden when hung left over 1f out, kept on towards far side but no impression final 110yds, not reach leaders

33/1

Form: 970600 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Best form at Dundalk, the scene of four of his five wins; no appeal on the basis of six turf runs since narrow Dundalk win in March; towards the rear in Leopardstown race in which Cleveleys was sixth.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

7

(5)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Skontonovski

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Six of eight wins have been on AW; heavy ground against him on recent turf appearances; never threatened at Naas nine days ago and well held by Stormy Jenn and Captured on that evidence.

14/1

Form: 010406 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Won a claiming race at Limerick in June; handicap form leaves a bit to be desired; trainer's other runner Aristovic looks more appealing.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

19

(19)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Cork

Salt Whistle Bay

8st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Charles Coakley

First reserve; hard to fancy on struggles this year.

11th

13

(3)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:25 Gowran Park

Salt Whistle Bay

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Charles Coakley

Sole win since 2018 came in a claimer last year; struggling for form this campaign and probably needs a bit further at this stage.

20/1

Form: 3-0000 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Two wins last autumn; a long way below that standard in four 2022 outings; now down 11lb from career-high but needs to show a spark of revival.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17

(9)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:20 Clonmel

Accessory

8st 12lb

J: Robyn Donaghue-Leahy

T: Patrick J Flynn

Third reserve; both wins last autumn over shorter; hard to fancy on recent form (well held at Gowran yesterday) and 2lb wrong.

14th

12

(11)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Accessory

8st 12lb

J: Robyn Donaghue-Leahy

T: Patrick J Flynn

soon towards rear, stumbled after 2f, headway when raced wide into midfield halfway, in touch with leaders home turn, soon pushed along, weakening when ridden and no impression towards near side over 1f out

20/1

14th

15

(3)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Accessory

8st 11lb

J: Robyn Donaghue-Leahy

T: Patrick J Flynn

prominent against far rail, pushed along from under 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out

25/1

11/2

Form: 3-6732

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Put up an improved effort when raised to this trip at Bellewstown, running on well to take third place behind today's rival The Pargey Bee; took another step in the right direction with Killarney second; further progress feasible; holds a definite chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

7

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Bayou Belle

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway after 3 out, keeping on when mistake last, ran on and went third towards finish

11/1

5th

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Bayou Belle

11st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

The best of her form lines give her a squeak but could be coming into the race in better form; not one to dismiss for all that.

20/1

33/1

Form: 6-9090

Last run: 70 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Never in the first three; has finished last in two of his three starts on turf this year; unlikely to feature.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

12

(3)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hardly Useless

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Thomas Gibney

Soundly beaten over longer distances here on her two most recent starts; 50-1 on both occasions, and hard to fancy.

25/1

12th

14

(3)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hardly Useless

8st 10lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield

20/1

16

(2)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hardly Useless

8st 11lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Thomas Gibney

Second reserve; has been struggling on turf this year and it was the same again here 19 days ago.

25/1

Form: 008

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Slight improvement at Tipperary on the most recent of three maiden outings; still hard to fancy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

11

(15)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Dundalk (AW)

Not Amused

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Has been shaping like her turn may not be far away this winter but all her best form is at 6f and she's drawn widest here.

16/1

14

(13)

24th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Not Amused

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Hasn't been beaten far since tackling handicaps here lately but needs to pull out a bit more to get off the mark.

28/1

17

(11)

10th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Not Amused

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Third reserve; 11-race maiden but running okay over 6f here of late; not ruled out.

33/1

Form: 3-0006

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m in Britain last year; moderate sixth in a recent claimer at Sligo; no apparent chance on this year's overall form.

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6th

10

(13)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Just For Yuse

9st 0lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Paul Stafford

soon led, headed and pressed leader after 2f

50/1

6th

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Just For Yuse

11st 6lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Paul Stafford

Flat winner in Britain at three; four runs over fences provide no encouragement; made a series of mistakes when tailed off at Thurles in his first handicap.

33/1

11th

12

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Just For Yuse

10st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Paul Stafford

Flat winner whose opening three runs over fences provide no encouragement.

25/1

Form: 050/0-

Last run: 493 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Poor form at two, same on sole start last season; long absence to overcome and nothing to suggest he is capable of making his presence felt.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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19th

18

(13)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Rockin Jack

8st 10lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Jarlath P Fahey

midfield early, lost position when pushed along over 3f out, dropped to rear when ridden and no impression over 2f out

33/1

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Pargey Bee

The Irish Sun:

Wayne R Walker

SPOTLIGHT:

Bayou Belle

POSTDATA:

The Pargey Bee