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Gormanlough Apprentice Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Gormanlough Apprentice Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -00776

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden but yet to make the frame; while only beaten roughly 3l at Gowran last time, others seem on better marks.

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4th

5

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Mr Rango

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John M Harney

Consistent for Ross O'Sullivan, winning twice over 1m2f on soft ground; up to career-high mark after recent Leopardstown win for this yard over same trip, having his field well strung out when winning going away; cheekpieces now fitted for drop in trip and seems sure to go well.

9/2

1st

7

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Mr Rango

9st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John M Harney

prominent, pressed leaders when switched right 2f out, led when ridden 1f out, ran on and went clear final 110yds, eased towards finish, comfortably

11/2

33/1

  • Place: £7.50

Form: 7/089-

Last run: 262 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in 11 starts; struggling on AW when last seen and off 262 days; new yard.

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1st

15

(22)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Speckled Meadow

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Don Browne

Won twice in October 2022 on testing ground; inconsistent last year, though she ran well over 7f here in July and over a longer trip on her penultimate start.

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 828200

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Narrowly denied a couple of times earlier this year but slow starts have cost her more recently and she nearly refused last time; risky.

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7th

1

(14)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Draco Pulchrac

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Won twice here last year; unplaced three turf starts in the summer but came back to form with a fine run last time at Down Royal over this trip; should go well.

6/1

3rd

4

(1)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 75y

18:40 Down Royal

Draco Pulchrac

9st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Dual AW winner at up to 1m4f a year ago; Leopardstown comeback in June was encouraging but little impression since including over C&D six weeks ago; dropping back into this grade will help.

10/1

33/1

  • Place: £8.00

Form: 0/7/0/

Last run: 810 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when last seen on the Flat in 2020; not seen since she was tailed off over hurdles later that year; best watched on return.

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19

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Vocal Queen

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Brendan W Duke

First reserve; not hurdled in an age but RPR of 103 when she did so could be chucked in off 83 but handicaps were poor and flopped on Flat latest.

11th

15

(8)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Vocal Queen

8st 12lb

J: Orla McKenna

T: Brendan W Duke

towards rear of midfield, pushed along towards rear over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -90953

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden but back to his best of late and only beaten 2l at Killarney last time; stamina to prove at this trip but shaped like he might get it last time and left on the same mark.

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0

6

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Men Of Dreams

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in June; poor form in three runs since and no signs of a revival when tailed off at Punchestown last month; hard to recommend on chase debut.

33/1

15th

3

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Men Of Dreams

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J F Levins

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, dropped to midfield after 3rd, almost fell 6th, soon weakened and dropped to rear, tailed off

25/1

Form: 090779

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Beaten 24l back on the Flat at Tramore (2m) last time; plenty to prove back at this sort of trip.

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7th

2

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Itsalonglongroad

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Eight wins in all codes, including on the Flat at this track; however, was poor over fences back here last time, so has questions to answer now.

7/1

Form: 693

Last run: 53 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Best of his three maiden efforts came when a distant third of seven at Killarney when last seen; low opening mark and worth a market check on handicap debut.

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4th

13

(18)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:40 Navan

Fond Farewell

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

Made an immediate impact this season, winning over 1m3f at Limerick in April; beaten favourite on follow-up bid at the same venue in June; stable is in fine form at the moment and his chance should be taken seriously.

8/1

33/1

Form: 000-

Last run: 460 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Shown very little in a trio of maidens so far; widest draw and returns from 460 days off.

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16th

15

(5)

6th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 89y

19:40 Bellewstown

Must B Art

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Patrick Martin

Struggling to make an impact off a basement mark and others preferred.

33/1

11th

18

(10)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 110y

19:45 Tipperary

Must B Art

8st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Never closer than eighth in four handicap starts; needs to find plenty of improvement from mid-field runs at Gowran and Leopardstown.

25/1

10th

20

(6)

19th May 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

Must B Art

8st 13lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Patrick Martin

Yet to trouble the judge and didn't show a great deal at Gowran last week on the back of a break.

50/1

7/1

Form: 1520-0 CD

Last run: 155 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Won a division of this race last year from 1lb lower but that's her only win in 27 starts; tailed off over hurdles last time and struggled at Dundalk when last seen on the Flat.

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7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:17 Gowran Park

Jazzelle

11st 6lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, pushed along when lost position after 4 out, dropped to rear and weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

33/1

9th

10

(4)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Navan

Jazzelle

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, made no telling impression

7/1

7th

9

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:20 Tramore

Jazzelle

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, no impression before 2 out

16/1

10th
3 (9)
Contrapposto

14/1

Form: 094-39

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

No wins since a Nottingham maiden in 2016; beaten just 1l when returned to the Flat at Fairyhouse in June but not at that level at Tipperary last week; opposable on balance.

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No Results Found

Form: 0-804

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Showed little in maidens but did well to finish fourth on handicap debut at Leopardstown last month after a wide trip; extra furlong should suit and one to consider.

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10th

8

(16)

30th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sierra Nevada

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Charles O’Brien

always towards rear, ridden under 2f out, no impression over 1f out (vet reported the filly to be post race normal)

15/2

4th

4

(14)

16th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sierra Nevada

9st 6lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Charles O’Brien

dwelt start, midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on, not reach leaders

14/1

11th

7

(11)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Navan

Sierra Nevada

9st 8lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Charles O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/2

12/1

Form: 000-04

Last run: 89 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

17-race maiden; yard debut at Gowran wasn't without encouragement when beaten 7l; best form is over shorter on softer ground though.

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10th

11

(13)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Martin Brassil

midfield, pushed along and weakened 2f out (jockey said gelding hung left in the straight)

16/1

17

(7)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Martin Brassil

Third reserve; maiden after 19 starts and hard to make a case for; 1lb wrong.

14th

9

(5)

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:30 Punchestown

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Martin Brassil

dwelt start, pushed along briefly, always towards rear, raced wide when pushed along under 3f out, no impression when bit short of room 1f out

16/1

7/1

Form: 669023

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

17-race maiden but has produced two career best efforts on her last two runs at Gowran; heading up the handicap without winning isn't ideal but could be involved if she continues to progress.

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3rd

6

(14)

2nd Dec 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lily Of The Glen

9st 4lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

Made a winning start for this yard, losing her maiden tag at the 21st attempt over C&D last month; only up 2lb for that career best and she can give another good account.

4/1

1st

15

(15)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lily Of The Glen

9st 2lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

First reserve; 20-race maiden; beaten 8l over C&D last month; back with former trainer; bad draw.

9th

10

(1)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lily Of The Glen

9st 4lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Lee Smyth

led early, soon headed but prominent, nudged along under 3f out, ridden under 2f out, weakened quickly final furlong

11/2

33/1

Form: 890080

Last run: 56 days

W: 8st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Just one win since 2017 and struggled in a trio of outings this term; enough to prove at present.

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14th

14

(1)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Navan

Secret Wizard

8st 13lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Paul W Flynn

always towards rear

33/1

14

(6)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:15 Navan

Secret Wizard

8st 12lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Paul W Flynn

Poor form so far this term; back up in trip and was tailed off on his sole attempt at this sort of distance previously.

40/1

20/1

Form: 053360

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden; some creditable placed efforts earlier in the summer but has gone off the boil in recent starts and was too keen last time.

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9th

10

(4)

6th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:30 Yarmouth

Sovereignty

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Thoroughly exposed maiden in Ireland; holds weak claims on 2023 form; difficult to fancy on debut for new yard.

40/1

9th

12

(7)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

Sovereignty

8st 12lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: J J Lambe

took keen hold, led after 1f, headed but prominent after 2f

18/1

16th

18

(15)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

19:35 Fairyhouse

Sovereignty

8st 13lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

midfield

25/1

8/1

Form: 80-247 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden; went close at Gowran on return but couldn't build on that twice subsequently; has stamina to prove back up in trip.

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15th

14

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 40y

19:20 Killarney

Tashim

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Eoin Doyle

Went close at Gowran last summer but yet to hit form this campaign; cheekpieces now tried; 3lb wrong.

16/1

11th

14

(3)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 59y

18:20 Roscommon

Tashim

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Eoin Doyle

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, waiting for room 1f out, kept on, never dangerous

20/1

10th

10

(14)

5th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

17:52 Leopardstown

Tashim

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Eoin Doyle

Maiden was touched off over 1m at Gowran last June; not as good since but fitter for recent AW spin and had some good runs on soft ground in his younger days.

20/1

Form: 090-00

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Winner over hurdles but struggled back on the Flat here last week over 1m6f and it's unlikely that a return to this sort of trip will help.

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4th

4

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Sawbuck

11st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

prominent, pressed leader 2nd, pushed along when bit short of room and mistake last, soon ridden, kept on until no extra final 110yds

40/1

3rd

6

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:37 Chepstow

Sawbuck

11st 3lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

disputing second, made challenge 3 out, ridden after 2 out, 2 lengths down last, kept on until no extra final 110yds

12/1

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Non-runners

Maricruz, Sawbuck

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Payout
Exacta €2111.00
Straight Forecast €1660.50
Tricast €15914.30
Trifecta €5827.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Men Of Dreams

SPOTLIGHT:

Sierra Nevada

POSTDATA:

Maricruz

The Irish Sun:

Men Of Dreams