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16:30 Gowran Park

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  • 1m 1f 100y
  • 17 runners
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Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 674382

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Gained the most recent of his five wins at Dundalk in January and has run some good races in defeat since then; second at Clonmel recently; high draw could be a significant negative, otherwise quite appealing.

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17th

2

(16)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:15 Curragh

Dare To Flare

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Struggled over hurdles last time out and not at his best on the level through the winter into spring; new yard.

25/1

6th

6

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

Dare To Flare

11st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

didn't jump well, held up in rear, mistake 3rd, bad mistake 4th, not fluent 6th, pushed along and headway after 2 out, not fluent last, kept on, never on terms

20/1

18th

5

(8)

26th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Curragh

Dare To Flare

10st 0lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

Tailed off on AW when last seen; probably needs a bit further than this these days and may come on for the run.

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 803015 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Stuck to his task well when winning by a head over C&D in July; 9lb rise looked a bit harsh, but was explicable on the basis that the runner-up was 5 1/2l clear of the third; not a bad run in fifth behind Blackcastle Storm at Down Royal; good draw.

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16th

3

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Brewel Hill

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

9/1

4th

6

(16)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Gowran Park

Brewel Hill

9st 10lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, soon went second, challenging under 2f out, no extra and lost two places towards finish

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: -24745

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden; often runs well but no real progress since Curragh second in March; seems to be just a little too high in the handicap.

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12th

3

(4)

15th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Knocknakilla

9st 11lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Gerard O’Leary

Respectable run over hurdles at Limerick last time; prior to that three fair runs here, including third in a contest in which Satono Chevalier was runner-up; place chance.

6/1

4th

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Knocknakilla

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

Has been running well in low-grade Dundalk handicaps and also has fair turf form, including on soft; still a maiden after 22 Flat runs but place chance if adapting.

10/1

1

(1)

20th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Knocknakilla

9st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Gerard O’Leary

Irish raider who has reached the frame at Dundalk in his last two starts but he was beaten 5l when third there (10.6f) on Wednesday and is now 0-22; others look stronger.

5/1

4th
17 (3)
Lamprog

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 239725 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has held her form reasonably well since winning over 1m1f at Tipperary in April; down in trip here after fair fifth over 1m4f at Galway; each-way chance from low draw in first-time blinkers.

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8th

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lamprog

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R P Cody

prominent, ridden and weakened gradually from 2f out

13/2

4th

17

(3)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:30 Gowran Park

Lamprog

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: R P Cody

prominent, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and made challenge from over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

8/1

5th

17

(18)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

19:10 Galway

Lamprog

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R P Cody

held up in behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon minor headway but no impression, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, lost fourth final strides (jockey said filly received pressure from his left on the first bend and rolled around a bit in the straight)

7/1

Form: 9-6743

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Maiden, placed five times including on both visits to this track; improvement needed from her run here eight weeks ago; draw is not ideal.

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8th

6

(6)

7th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Sheer Chance

9st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Off the mark at the 16th attempt when winning a 1m maiden here three weeks ago; form boosted since but might need further improvement to defy her revised mark.

7/1

1st

9

(8)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sheer Chance

9st 5lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, switched right when pushed along 2f out, headway when ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final 110yds, led final strides

7/1

5th

4

(15)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:30 Gowran Park

Sheer Chance

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

slowly into stride, held up in rear, still plenty to do when pushed along under 3f out, ridden and headway from under 2f out, soon bit short of room, ran on when in the clear inside final furlong (jockey said filly was slowly away from stalls)

10/1

10/1

Form: 900240

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Went close over 1m at the Curragh in June, beating all bar one of the season's most progressive performers, Dunum; another solid display when fourth at Galway; valid excuse for Killarney run last time, since he was hampered in the early stages.

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18th

27

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Grappa Nonino

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D K Weld

Progressive on Flat last season, winning over 2m1f at Killarney and over 1m6f at the Curragh before creditable sixth in competitive York contest; won a juvenile maiden hurdle at Navan; lacks a recent outing, but potentially interesting; second reserve.

4th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Grappa Nonino

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, outpaced under 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost third post

11/4

7th
11 (5)
Zuhra

10/1

Form: 36-463

Last run: 100 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Has shown a fair degree of consistency in her five runs; needs to find a little bit extra on her first outing since third over 1m1f at Leopardstown three months ago.

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8th

16

(7)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 184y

17:10 Gowran Park

Zuhra

9st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

slowly away, towards rear, ridden and headway towards near side from over 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge (jockey said filly was slowly away from the stalls)

10/1

4th

10

(8)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 101y

16:20 Thurles

Zuhra

8st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

dwelt start, took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders, pushed along when short of room and hampered 2f out, soon lost ground and dropped to midfield, ran on inside final furlong, went fourth final strides (jockey said filly was hampered at the road crossing)

10/1

7th

11

(5)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:30 Gowran Park

Zuhra

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

towards rear of midfield, pushed along after 3f, ridden and some headway from over 2f out, stayed on

10/1

Form: 8-0104

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Best form at Dundalk; ran respectably when fourth in a 1m claimer at this venue on latest; this looks more competitive but she is well drawn at least.

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13th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Ghumama

11st 0lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, jumped left 1st, jumped left 2nd

33/1

12th

5

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Ghumama

11st 9lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, slow jump 2nd

33/1

5/1

Form: 8-0142

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Good chance for local stable on the strength of second at Killarney a month ago; showed that she is effective on very soft ground when winning at Roscommon in May and is only 3lb higher now.

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13th

9

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Fools Glory

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: P F McEnery

Dual winner on soft last year when third to San Aer in this race; mostly consistent lately over various trips until dropping away tamely at Naas on latest; hard to be confident in but can't be ruled out.

14/1

13th

9

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Fools Glory

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: P F McEnery

Dual winner on soft last year when third to San Aer in this race; mostly consistent lately over various trips until dropping away tamely at Naas on latest; hard to be confident in but can't be ruled out.

14/1

11th

2

(8)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Fools Glory

10st 1lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: P F McEnery

held up in midfield, good headway and went third 5f out

7/2

Form: -09111 CD

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in three handicaps; first win was over C&D and has backed that up Naas and Ballinrobe; has gone up 15lb in total; sustained progress is possible; high draw is a significant concern.

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2nd

1

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Tramore

Heather Bear

11st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and raced in second clear with one other after 4th, ridden and pressed winner after 2 out, kept on well towards finish

9/4

2nd

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Heather Bear

11st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, chased clear leader after 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, just held second

7/1

15

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

Heather Bear

11st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Won three Flat handicaps in a row last summer, progressing from 57 to 71; acts on yielding, soft may not be ideal for her hurdling debut.

13/2

Form: 412035

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Listowel maiden winner in June; has run with credit in three of her four subsequent races, notably when second to today's rival Morning Approach at Leopardstown.

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10th

14

(9)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Apple Of His Eye

9st 5lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Richard Brabazon

in touch with leaders, ridden and prominent under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

9th

17

(3)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Apple Of His Eye

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Richard Brabazon

midfield, pushed along 2f out, short of room and switched right over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

11th

1

(9)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:30 Gowran Park

Apple Of His Eye

10st 0lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Richard Brabazon

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 2f out, soon minor headway, no impression inside final furlong

14/1

Form: 23-526

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Navan second on quick ground much the best of his three runs this year; others appeal more on the forecast soft going.

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2nd

1

(17)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Navan

Prime Chief

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Jarlath P Fahey

in touch with leaders, joined leaders going okay over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, no match for winner

14/1

12th

9

(16)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:30 Gowran Park

Prime Chief

9st 9lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Jarlath P Fahey

raced wide, midfield, ridden but weakened from 2f out

12/1

11

(19)

5th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:55 Tipperary

Prime Chief

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Jarlath P Fahey

12lb higher than when winning on reappearance at Down Royal last season thanks to some solid runs in defeat but needs to bounce back from a below par effort a fortnight ago; very best form is over a bit further.

12/1

Form: 105520

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Winner at Leopardstown earlier in the campaign and back to her best when 1 3/4l second at the same venue on penultimate start; wide draw may have harmed her chance at Navan last time, has fared much better in that respect on this occasion.

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9th

4

(11)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 13lb

J: Danny Power

T: W McCreery

C&D win in November and only just failed to follow up month later before finishing midfield over C&D last month; others more likely.

10/1

7th

14

(7)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

midfield

7/1

2nd

1

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: W McCreery

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging over 1f out, soon ridden, briefly disputed lead inside final 110yds, just held

6/1

10/1

Form: 256653

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

0-10 but has shown enough to suggest he could pick up a race in this grade, including when third to Blackcastle Storm at Down Royal last time; high draw a potential negative; visored now.

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6th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Action Motion

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Is 1-27 under rules (1-9 over hurdles); only beat one home at Gowran when last seen in January; poor Flat run on penultimate start and needs to bounce back to the level of his best form from 2023.

6/1

Form: -00421

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Southwell winner in 2020; deserved the first turf success he gained at Down Royal recently; may find a few too good on easier ground and off 5lb higher mark.

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50/1

Form: 37/00-

Last run: 327 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Winner in 2018 but has drawn a blank since; off for almost a year; unlikely to make a significant impact.

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16th

12

(10)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:30 Gowran Park

Great Grey

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Luke W Comer

midfield, ridden and weakened from over 2f out

50/1

17th

12

(9)

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:10 Galway

Great Grey

9st 9lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Luke W Comer

Won his second career start in 2018 but has drawn a blank since and he was well down the field on return to Flat action at the Curragh.

33/1

12th

6

(4)

10th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Curragh

Great Grey

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Luke W Comer

Only win was obtained on 2018; in rear on a maiden hurdle on his only start this year; probably safe to rule out.

33/1

20/1

Form: 332-80

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Decent placed form in maidens last year (including at this track) when trained by Johnny Feane; unable to reproduce her best form in two 2002 starts.

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10

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:50 Clonmel

Inveterate

10st 13lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Miss Tara Lee Cogan

towards rear, pushed along after 4th

66/1

22th

25

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Inveterate

11st 0lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Miss Tara Lee Cogan

Modest maiden on the flat, hard to entertain here on hurdles debut.

150/1

19th

4

(12)

13th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Inveterate

9st 13lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Miss Tara Lee Cogan

midfield, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out

20/1

Form: 322028

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

AW winner; 0-18 on turf but boasts fair placed form this term including at this venue; bad draw on wide outside; second reserve.

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11th

6

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Barretstown

9st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Both wins have come here including over C&D; encouraging February return effort wasn't backed up fortnight later however so bit to prove now but front-runner has prime draw.

10/1

7th

10

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Barretstown

9st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

led narrowly, headed but pressed leader after 2f

5/1

Form: 860-

Last run: 400 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Long absence to overcome; ordinary form on Flat and in bumpers/hurdles; makes no appeal; third reserve.

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0

4

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

16:55 Wexford

Back O The Net

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Sabrina J Harty

In poor form on the Flat of late and struggled over jumps back in 2020.

100/1

13th

1

(4)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 20y

20:20 Killarney

Back O The Net

11st 12lb

J: Mr A O Harrington

T: Sabrina J Harty

Maiden under all codes is rated just 44 and can't be fancied.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta €1149.00
Straight Forecast €671.10
Tricast €4366.40
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fools Glory

The Irish Sun:

Zuhra

POSTDATA:

Dare To Flare

RP Ratings (IRE):

Fools Glory