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Paddy Power Supporting Cancer Trials Ireland Irish Cambridgeshire (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £49579.83
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 27 runners
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Paddy Power Supporting Cancer Trials Ireland Irish Cambridgeshire (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 28 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £48.00
  • Place: £9.10

Form: 1/8-2

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has run only twice since debut win at Leopardstown at two; should be better for Cork run behind stablemate Good Heavens, but a reversal of form seems unlikely.

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7th

5

(6)

2nd Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Federal

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

slowly into stride, raced in last, switched left over 2f out, soon headway when nudged along, not clear run repeatedly from over 1f out

7/2

6

(11)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Federal

9st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Course winner on debut and came on from his reappearance to win the Irish Cambridgeshire in August; nice prospect and sire's progeny usually handle more testing ground but does need a sizeable step up.

5/1

1st

21

(21)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Federal

8st 11lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in midfield, headway going easily and in touch with leaders over 1f out, shaken up and made challenge inside final furlong, pushed along to lead towards finish

20/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 18-321 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

1m Leopardstown winner at two; placed in a couple of small-field conditions events before easily coping with a straightforward task in similar Killarney event; potentially interesting in his first handicap

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6th

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Considering the level he reached on the Flat (peak RPR of 106) it's been an underwhelming start over hurdles and he faded rather disappointingly when beaten 21l into third at Wexford 22 days ago; but if he repeats his fourth of six in a Grade 3 last season he'd surely win this.

9/4

3rd

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A 98-rated Flat horse, narrowly beaten by a stable companion in last year's Irish Cambridgeshire his best effort; ran okay in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Naas on his second start over hurdles; not seen since beaten a long way in the Irish Lincoln in March; not easy to assess what is expected here but certainly has the ability to be a significant factor.

100/30

26th

7

(11)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Good Heavens

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Two wins and four seconds form ten Flat outings; now 2lb higher than when second in 2022 Irish Cambridgeshire; no doubts about fitness following a recent outing over hurdles.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: -30306 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Fifth in this race last year and third in this season's Irish Lincoln; only fourth-best of stable's contingent at Galway but managed a solid sixth place; capable of getting in the mix.

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4th

12

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Star Harbour

9st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

20/1

2nd

1

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Star Harbour

10st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, went second after 4f, led when switched right over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 110yds

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 476595

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Started the season with a good C&D fourth of 27 behind Celtic Crown; fair form in the interim but no real progress; finished behind several of his reopposing stablemates at Galway; visor fitted.

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3rd

11

(12)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 8lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Smart at his best, once had a rating of 110; nothing like the horse he was but has found plenty of excuses not to win as well; didn't fare that well on his claimer debut last month but capable of better.

6/1

7th

2

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:22 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

High class horse at his best, once had a rating of 110; nothing like the horse he was but has found plenty of excuses not to win as well; first time in claiming company.

4/1

8th

5

(17)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

took keen hold, midfield on outer

10/1

25/1

Form: 875-00 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won twice at two and also Beresford Stakes runner-up; rated 111 at his peak, now 13lb lower but probably still a bit high; stable in form but hard to make a strong case since he finished towards the rear in a key race at Galway.

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16th

10

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Monaasib

9st 8lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Kevin Prendergast

A long time since his last win; hard to see him getting a change of fortune in this company; mid-field behind Crystal Black here a fortnight ago.

33/1

8th

2

(1)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Monaasib

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Kevin Prendergast

midfield, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

16/1

14/1

Form: 247227 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Did not get the best of runs when beaten favourite on second outing at Galway; two good seconds prior to that, in the Colm Quinn Mile at Galway (with Cowboy Justice in third and several other members of this field behind) and behind Jungle Cove over 1m2f at Leopardstown; possibly the pick of stable's representation.

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3rd

10

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Casanova

9st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Long losing run but reappeared with fine fourth in Irish Lincoln here last month, having raced prominently; down to a competitive mark and has to enter calculations.

10/1

4th

13

(9)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Casanova

8st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Long losing run but close third in this off 97 last year albeit he had the benefit of a prep run then; also ran well in the big 1m handicap at Galway so capable of running well off this mark.

20/1

Form: 632430 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Best run this season when second to today's rival Celtic Crown in a 27-runner C&D handicap in May; boasts a good record at this track, two wins and two places from five visits; finished behind several of these at Galway.

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6th

11

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

No More Porter

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, disputing lead 3f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

2nd

10

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

No More Porter

9st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ran on and chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

No More Porter

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Has been running well in the face of some stiff tasks in handicaps this season and he got no luck in running when third at the Curragh last week (very soft); hasn't won in two years but deserves a break.

3/1

Form: -00124 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Much improved since joining current trainer in July; beat a strong favourite at Naas and good second in 17-runner Galway contest, finishing well after having to wait for an opening; has a bit to find with Janoobi on C&D running three weeks ago.

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3rd

6

(5)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Dundalk (AW)

Big Baby Bull

9st 4lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Miss Shauna Larkin

soon dropped to midfield, headway when switched left over 2f out, went third and kept on inside final furlong

8/1

9th

1

(9)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Big Baby Bull

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: James McAuley

prominent, went second on inner over 3f out, lost second and weakened gradually from under 2f out

7/1

8th

3

(12)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

16:35 Leopardstown

Big Baby Bull

9st 11lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Twice successful in claiming races this season; solid handicap form too, though the extended 6f proved inadequate at the Curragh last time; same 10lb claimer rode him to beat Is That Love at Limerick; fair prospects of another success.

7/1

9th
19 (14)
Janoobi

13/2

Form: 2-212 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

One run for Mark Johnston at two; only just touched off in 1m Leopardstown maiden in April before brushing aside a modest bunch at Cork when long odds-on; second when a strong favourite over C&D on handicap debut; still appeals as one who could be well handicapped.

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6th

2

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Janoobi

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Won his maiden here back in 2022 and bolted up despite missing all of 2023 when winning at Naas 47 days ago; may not bounce given the break and has to be high on the shortlist even with a 10lb rise, particularly if there's any rain.

4/1

1st

3

(13)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Janoobi

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Cork maiden winner on soft in 2022; not seen since running respectably in the Irish Cambridgeshire later that year; has run well fresh and is on an attractive mark here; gelded since his last run.

10/1

9th

19

(14)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Janoobi

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, went second halfway, briefly led under 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

13/2

Form: -42913 C BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Course 7f maiden winner at two; failed to build on good handicap debut at Naas when down the field at Chester in June; got his campaign back on track with rated race win at Killarney; only horse of his age in the race when a fine third at Galway; leading contender.

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10th

6

(9)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Cowboy Justice

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, some headway up the centre 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

12/1

20th

21

(8)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Cowboy Justice

9st 0lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out

16/1

10th

17

(11)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Cowboy Justice

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near to challenge (jockey said colt never let itself down on the ground)

7/1

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11th
28 (28)
Mr Trinket

Form: 7-1442 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap debut at Dundalk over 1m and also effective on turf; continued in good form with Galway second; 5lb out of the handicap; reserve.

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8th

7

(3)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 101y

16:20 Thurles

Mr Trinket

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Mark Fahey

soon led narrowly, headed but prominent halfway, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced when ridden and weakened over 1f out (jockey said gelding hung left during this race)

16/1

11th

28

(28)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Mr Trinket

8st 7lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Mark Fahey

slowly into stride, towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never on terms

2nd

7

(16)

31st Jul 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 73y

17:10 Galway

Mr Trinket

9st 8lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Mark Fahey

took keen hold, soon midfield on outer, pushed along when headway from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden under 2f out, went second and ran on inside final furlong, always held

11/1

Form: 409301 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Second over C&D in the Irish Lincoln in March; improved his record to 3-35 with victory at Navan on Thursday; 7lb penalty will make this hard.

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2nd

22

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Comfort Line

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

slightly awkward start, soon in touch with leaders, headway when bit short of room over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, briefly led inside final 110yds, headed towards finish

5th

7

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Comfort Line

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Five-time winner and effective on all surfaces, winning twice at Dundalk over the winter; solid effort in a 1m handicap there two weeks ago; 2lb lower on turf and certainly respected.

8/1

Form: 571504

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Ballinrobe winner four starts ago; tough task in this company judged on subsequent form; a bit to find with Verhoyen on Roscommon running; rider's claim an asset.

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5th

3

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

14:35 Bellewstown

Imposing Supreme

9st 11lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, headway on inner under 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

5/1

6th

6

(6)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

16:55 Galway

Imposing Supreme

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Three of five wins have come here, though wasn't at his best at this summer's festival after winning at Bellewstown; solid last time and has a chance down 4lb.

4/1

6th

6

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Imposing Supreme

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Up 7lb for winning a 1m handicap at Bellewstown last month; did not run to the same level at Galway last time but comes into it on previous form.

12/1

Form: 848010 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won premier handicap over C&D in June with Star Harbour third and No More Porter fourth; valid excuse at Galway when saddled slipped early, so chance should not be written off.

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4th

4

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Fastnet Crown

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M D O’Callaghan

Won a premier handicap over C&D last season; hard to be confident on the basis of early-season course form after a Dundalk win and a spell in Dubai.

25/1

11th

2

(10)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Fastnet Crown

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: M D O’Callaghan

Best form has come at 7f including a placed effort in a Meydan handicap earlier in the year; last of five in a C&D Group 3 here last month; quicker ground may help but others hold strong claims.

16/1

5th

2

(4)

16th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Fastnet Crown

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M D O’Callaghan

Useful handicapper whose best form has been over 7f/1m; won over at 7f Dundalk in December; had four runs in Meydan before finishing down the field in the Irish Lincoln; faces a stiff tack in this company.

20/1

Form: 1-2323

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won a 7f Dundalk maiden last October for his previous trainer; continued a sequence of placings with Racing League third at Doncaster; more to do here, and stable appears to have stronger candidates in Cowboy Justice and Jungle Cove.

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10th

9

(12)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Thats Just Dandy

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

17th

16

(4)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:05 Leopardstown

Thats Just Dandy

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent early, squeezed out and dropped to midfield after 1f, pushed along when in touch with leaders under 3f out, weakened from over 1f out, eased final 110yds (jockey said gelding was very tight after a furlong; vet said gelding was post race normal)

8/1

1st

4

(4)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 3

18:30 Windsor

Thats Just Dandy

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made challenge inside final furlong, led final strides

9/2

Form: -00084 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won the Colm Quinn Mile last year; behind a few of these in the same race on the first of his two Galway runs this season; better run on second occasion when fourth behind stablemate Current Option in the Ahonoora.

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7th

8

(8)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Sirjack Thomas

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Heavily-raced seven-time winner, the most recent of those gained last May at the Curragh off 3lb higher; best of five starts this year when third over 7f here in March.

12/1

11th

16

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Sirjack Thomas

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

Heavily raced seven-time winner; already had three turf runs this season, notably Cork third to Independent Expert; bit to find.

14/1

5th

9

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Sirjack Thomas

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Heavily raced seven-time winner, looked in decent shape when third at Cork eight days ago; race fitness should be an advantage in these conditions.

8/1

17th
9 (10)
Hale Bopp

14/1

Form: 718274 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner, most recently in a 1m Naas handicap in May; needs to find his best form again after two moderate runs; Colin Keane on stablemate Janoobi.

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7th

6

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Hale Bopp

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: R Donohoe

C&D winner two years ago whose wins since have been on AW; generally consistent of late but won't want too much rain back on turf.

12/1

3rd

7

(7)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

9st 11lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: R Donohoe

Ended a losing run over C&D in September and plenty of good runs in defeat since; unsuited by further last time and he's back on his last winning mark; solid each-way player.

17/2

7th

5

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: R Donohoe

All five wins have come at 7f/1m (including three here) and only beaten 1l over 1m here last time; however, trip is the main question mark having failed to get competitive over this C&D in four previous attempts.

25/1

25/1

Form: 63-660

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Sixth in this race last year but possibly best over a bit further; disappointed at Galway in a race that provides some of the key evidence; blinkers worn then are left off, tongue-tie instead.

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1st

1

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Crystal Black

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

prominent

7/1

1st

12

(22)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Crystal Black

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

8/1

Form: 438121 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Good winner of valuable Ascot event at Shergar Cup meeting, getting a fine ride from star Canadian jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson; now reunited with same 10lb claimer who was aboard for big Leopardstown win in July (Casanova second) and subsequent Gowran second; solid each-way chance.

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10th

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Jungle Cove

12st 0lb

J: Sara Jane Tracy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Runner-up, beaten 4l in this race last year; no Stuzzikini this time around and fit from recent run.

3/1

7th

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Jungle Cove

9st 5lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won pair of valuable handicaps in 2022 but not at the same level last term when placed just once in eight starts; out the back on AW return six weeks ago.

14/1

11th

2

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Jungle Cove

10st 5lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

1m maiden winner here whose best efforts were winning handicaps at Leopardstown (1m2f) and Ascot (1m) in 2022; absent since below-par run in testing ground in September and may need this.

13/2

Form: 0-7197

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Gained a fourth career win and a first for this yard at Fairyhouse three runs ago; has finished in rear on his two more recent starts including Ascot event won by Jungle Cove.

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3rd

6

(13)

12th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:20 Fairyhouse

Lexington Dash

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John C McConnell

held up in rear

12/1

11th

2

(8)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lexington Dash

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

midfield

28/1

33/1

Form: 301059 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner who is best suited by 7f; fair form when fifth on the second of two Galway appearances, but stable appears to have stronger candidates here.

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8th

3

(7)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Spanish Tenor

10st 3lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Thoroughly exposed eight-time winner but latest sixth of 21 at Curragh was decent and he's back down to his last winning mark.

8/1

6th

1

(19)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Spanish Tenor

10st 4lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Thoroughly exposed eight-time winner who hasn't been at his best in either run this season and he's 0-9 here.

25/1

Form: 400400 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dual winner of Colm Quinn Mile at Galway; no luck in running in that race this year, and no wins since a terrific 2020 campaign; stable's best hopes probably lie elsewhere.

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1st

4

(10)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Saltonstall

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, good headway up the centre and prominent over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final 110yds, kept on well towards finish

11/1

5th

2

(9)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Saltonstall

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Grand servant whose nine wins include this race last year off 94; touched off at the Curragh on opening day of campaign but hasn't reproduced that effort off revised mark and has a bit to find with a couple of these on recent Tipperary run; 2lb lower.

12/1

5th

1

(3)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:10 Tipperary

Saltonstall

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear

8/1

14/1

Form: 20-831 C

Last run: 99 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Long-priced C&D winner in May, beating No More Porter and 25 other rivals; only 4lb higher and deserves to go on the shortlist on the assumption her handicap mark has been preserved for this bid.

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9th

2

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Celtic Crown

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won well at Leopardstown in July, her fifth win and some decent runs since, including when 2nd in a Gowran claimer over this trip last time; ground versatile and not ruled out.

14/1

2nd

1

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Gowran Park

Celtic Crown

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, led under 2f out, headed final 110yds, kept on, just held second

5/6

Form: 261

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Straight into handicap company at a high level after Tipperary maiden win; opening mark looks demanding and he faces a stiff task against seasoned handicappers.

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7th

2

(3)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Kempton (AW)

Elephant John

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Denis Quinn

Ex-Irish; sole win came in 2022 and doesn't look solid on 2023 form; however, has possibilities dropped to this weak level on debut for new yard; market support should be heeded.

9/2

9th

6

(10)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Elephant John

9st 4lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, in touch with leaders over 3f out, outpaced from 2f out, soon no impression

12/1

9th

4

(4)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Elephant John

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent on inner, outpaced 1f out

14/1

14/1

Form: 038012 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner this season, including over C&D in March; stayed well to win over an extended 1m2f at Down Royal last month, and was similarly effective over 7f at Gowran last time; remains competitive despite having gone up 25lb in total since the start of the season.

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5th

2

(3)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Cork

Massaman

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

midfield early, lost position after 1f, towards rear of midfield when nudged along over 3f out, some headway when ridden and switched left over 2f out, kept on well final 110yds, not reach leaders

16/1

25th

20

(20)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Massaman

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Jack W Davison

dwelt start, always towards rear, ridden and no impression under 2f out

14/1

2nd

9

(11)

10th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Gowran Park

Massaman

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

slowly into stride, soon towards rear of midfield, pushed along home turn, hung right when ridden over 2f out, soon headway when switched left, ran on on near side of group inside final furlong, went second towards finish

11/2

Form: 0-1050 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Best form has been at Dundalk though no encouragement from his recent outing at the AW venue.

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19th

11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Catena Zapata

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual 1m winner on AW at Dundalk, placed turf form last autumn; decent seconds in big-field maiden hurdles at Gowran and Limerick last season; another second here this season, but soundly beaten; beaten around 20l on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; needs to improve.

10/1

7th

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Catena Zapata

11st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual AW winner at Dundalk and placed turf form last autumn; decent seconds in big-field maiden hurdles at Gowran and Limerick last season; another second at Punchestown but soundly beaten; might prefer better ground for handicap debut.

10/1

2nd

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:10 Punchestown

Catena Zapata

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual AW winner at Dundalk and placed turf form last autumn; decent seconds in big-field maiden hurdles at Gowran and Limerick last season, not at that level of form on last month's hurdles return at Navan, too keen and not getting home in testing conditions; more expected of here on likely better ground.

7/1

25/1

Form: 193227 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Had been showing consistent form at 6f/7f until an off-day at Roscommon; rare try at 1m now, and may not stay quite as effectively as many of these.

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2nd

14

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: J F Levins

prominent towards near side, challenging going okay over 1f out, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

16th

10

(5)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

never better than midfield, outpaced under 2f out

16/1

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Non-runners

Verhoyen, Catena Zapata, Shawaamekh

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Payout
Exacta €829.00
Straight Forecast €2060.80
Tricast €24103.40
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Janoobi

SPOTLIGHT:

Cowboy Justice

The Irish Sun:

Star Harbour

POSTDATA:

Spanish Tenor