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16:25 Gowran Park

Good To Firm

Societies Welcome At Gowran Park Apprentice Handicap (Div II)

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Societies Welcome At Gowran Park Apprentice Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -30346 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

No wins since a claiming success on AW in January 2020, fair form this year placing twice, notably when third of 22 over 1m1f at Leopardstown; did not get the best of runs at this venue last time, previously fourth behind The Bog Bank at Dundalk; each-way chance under a very experienced rider.

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

11th

13

(7)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Phoenix Open

8st 12lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: S M Duffy

midfield

33/1

5th

8

(11)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 24y

17:55 Galway

Phoenix Open

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: S M Duffy

Last of his three wins came at Gowran a year ago; has to improve upon recent efforts but is off a low mark if he can.

16/1

13th

19

(17)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Limerick

Phoenix Open

9st 1lb

T: S M Duffy

Third reserve; won over 1m at Gowran last summer; behind three of these when beaten 10l over C&D last time.

16/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 307000 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner is struggling to find his best form despite a declining mark now 10lb lower than when recording his most recent success at Dundalk last year; best form over 6f, has only rarely run over 1m in a 94-race career.

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Verdict Starting price

17

(9)

28th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 176y

14:35 Bellewstown

Fit For Function

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Joseph G Murphy

Second reserve; bounced back to form with good second at Gowran but couldn't build on that at Listowel last week.

11th

12

(2)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

14:35 Listowel

Fit For Function

8st 12lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost third and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost position and behind inside final furlong

7/1

2nd

15

(2)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Gowran Park

Fit For Function

8st 12lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 104060 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Won a claiming race at Limerick in June; recent handicap form leaves a bit to be desired, though managed a fair sixth over 7f at this venue on his penultimate start; first time with cheekpieces at the age of eight on 40th appearance.

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

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

16/1

Form: 700

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

No obvious sign of winning potential in three maiden outings over shorter distances; pedigree indicates that 1m may produce some improvement.

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

12th

9

(2)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Finke River

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Former course winner (7f) hinted he could be on his way back when sixth here latest after sitting handy throughout; good draw and worth casting an eye over.

16/1

6th

8

(14)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Dundalk (AW)

Finke River

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

led early, soon prominent, bit short of room 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

Form: 679036 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Won off 4lb higher at Dundalk in January; slowly away when sixth in race won by Eastern Racer at Bellewstown (The Bog Bank fourth); may get closer now; visor instead of blinkers this time.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(11)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Two of his three wins have come over this C&D; only beaten a length when coming from off the pace here in September but shown very little twice since including when last of 13 over C&D last month.

10/1

13th

7

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

C&D winner at the beginning of the year; good run when beaten 1l over C&D in September and unsuited by 7f last week; should go well.

5/1

10th

12

(16)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

towards rear, some headway when short of room over 1f out, switched left and kept on final furlong, never dangerous

6/1

25/1

Form: 70-00

Last run: 80 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Modest form in maidens; big price when down the field on handicap debut over C&D in June, already well beaten when hampered by a faller late on.

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

8/1

Form: 6B0810 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark at the eighth attempt with a 7f course success last month, his only try so far at a trip below 1m; ran no sort of race over this trip at Bellewstown last week; visor now instead of cheekpieces worn lately.

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

14th

7

(15)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

16:00 Gowran Park

Zaur

9st 5lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Michael Butler

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 4f out, weakened home turn

14/1

21

(8)

13th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Zaur

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Michael Butler

Got off the mark at the eighth attempt with a 7f Gowran success in July; this is now only his second attempt at this trip; others have stronger overall form; first reserve.

7th

8

(11)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Gowran Park

Zaur

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Michael Butler

led, headed but prominent halfway, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened (jockey said gelding rolled around under pressure in the straight)

8/1

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: 4/08/0

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Seven years since the most recent of his two wins; absent since November 2018 until predictably struggling on his comeback at Naas ten days ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

4

(10)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:15 Navan

Nebulla

9st 12lb

J: Dean Curran

T: James Leavy

never better than mid-division, dropped to rear when pushed along and weakened over 3f out

16/1

8th

3

(4)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Gowran Park

Nebulla

9st 11lb

J: Dean Curran

T: James Leavy

slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong

33/1

12th

17

(4)

21st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:30 Naas

Nebulla

9st 0lb

J: Dean Curran

T: James Leavy

towards rear of midfield, pushed along towards rear over 2f out, soon no extra

Form: 0008

Last run: 114 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Mid-division on handicap debut at Roscommon in May; possibly now more mature after a break; plenty to find but the jockey booking is a plus factor.

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12th

8

(15)

16th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lifeinthefastlane

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, pushed along towards near side 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, soon no extra, eased final 110yds

16/1

13

(1)

7th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Cork

Lifeinthefastlane

9st 3lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Opening two handicap runs just fair; blinkers now tried but of limited appeal.

25/1

9th

11

(10)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Gowran Park

Lifeinthefastlane

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong (jockey said gelding wandered around a little under pressure)

12/1

Form: 629581 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ended a long losing sequence last week, recording the tenth success of his career (and first since the 2020 Galway festival) in a Bellewstown contest over this trip; up 7lb and not certain to confirm form with The Bog Bank who was 2 3/4l away in fourth.

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

10th

7

(9)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Eastern Racer

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: James McAuley

prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

17

(9)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eastern Racer

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: James McAuley

Third reserve; C&D winner in good form of late; strong gallop would help; rising 11 but chance.

13th

3

(6)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eastern Racer

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: James McAuley

Veteran won over 1m at Bellewstown in August and is better on turf but two recent runs here were okay so can't be ruled out.

10/1

Form: 5-7007 D

Last run: 151 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Only turf win was on debut in 2019; perhaps slight sign of a revival in form at Leopardstown in April; absent since and needs to find a lot more.

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No Results Found

14/1

Form: 00405

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Last two runs have been 1m4f; does not seem particularly well treated for handicap debut; in rear in two attempts at this trip in maidens.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

18th

12

(11)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Srowland Jack

9st 6lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield, lost ground after 4f

100/1

0

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:20 Wexford

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Adrian Sexton

Outpaced before finishing tailed off at Ballinrobe last month (The Last Mardi second); hard to fancy on that evidence.

20/1

9th

11

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Ten-race maiden on the Flat despite competing at a modest level; limited appeal.

100/1

25/1

Form: 00-08

Last run: 90 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Poor form in maidens; dropped away when running off 48 over 1m2f at Leopardstown three months ago in his first handicap; made mistakes and pulled-up in a juvenile hurdle at Tipperary.

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

7th

9

(6)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dodie Baby

9st 4lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Donal Commins

Looks of no account; tongue tie now.

100/1

11th

14

(16)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dodie Baby

8st 7lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Donal Commins

awkward start, towards rear, headway and went second after 2f, ridden and weakened from over 2f out

33/1

13th

16

(14)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Gowran Park

Dodie Baby

8st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Donal Commins

in touch with leaders on outer, ridden 3f out, stumbled over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

20/1

Form: -70070

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Handicap form disappointing against the background of a fair run in a 7f Leopardstown maiden in May on his seasonal debut; last of 18 at Galway a month ago.

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

14th

6

(15)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zonik

9st 9lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

Opened his account over 1m here in October after a promising third the previous month; two respectable runs since then; an unknown quantity over this trip, fair chance if staying; hood now replaces blinkers.

5/1

15

(5)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Zonik

9st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: John C McConnell

Course winner over 1m in October; two respectable performances in defeat since then; an unknown quantity over this trip, did not seem to stay when tied over 1m2f last summer; first reserve.

6th

4

(1)

14th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Zonik

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: John C McConnell

raced freely, in touch with leaders

6/1

15th
2 (16)
Emeric

33/1

Form: 07700

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Maiden form earned him an initial rating of 70 which looked far from lenient; first two handicap attempts have confirmed that impression; may need to drop further from his current 62 mark to become competitive.

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No Results Found

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Non-runners

The Bog Bank

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Payout
Exacta €209.00
Straight Forecast €210.10
Tricast €931.30
Trifecta €2918.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Harbanaker

SPOTLIGHT:

Phoenix Open

The Irish Sun:

Harbanaker

RP Ratings (IRE):

Phoenix Open