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17:30 Down Royal

Yielding To Soft

Molson Coors Beverage Company Handicap

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 1m 4f 175y
  • 14 runners
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Molson Coors Beverage Company Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3-321 D

Last run: 102 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Got the better of an 82-rated rival when all out to win a 1m5f Leopardstown maiden when last seen out in June, that on only his fourth start; returns to action in first-time blinkers and could have any amount left to come; one for any shortlist.

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4th

15

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Como Park

11st 8lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gained a possibly overdue hurdles success in a Cork handicap in November; solid effort in a Naas novice handicap last time (Dark Note second); unexposed still and better ground will be in his favour; contender.

10/1

5th

9

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Como Park

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Useful stayer on the Flat and off the mark over hurdles in 2m4f handicap at Cork; fair run over that trip at Fairyhouse next time, keeping on steadily; off four months, drop in trip looks a minus as does the absence of blinkers.

12/1

6th

7

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Como Park

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Useful Flat performer for Joseph O'Brien and got off the mark over timber in a handicap hurdle at Cork last month; front two pulled a long way clear and 9lb rise is probably fine; big player.

5/1

2nd
13 (13)
Regally Blonde

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 92225

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Narrowly lost out over C&D on penultimate start; ran to a lower level when fifth of 12 in a Bellewstown maiden in the interim, but back in handicap grade, this lightly raced filly should be more at home; clearly goes well here and is in with a shout.

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16th

5

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Regally Blonde

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ben Case

Won 1m5f handicap at Down Royal in 2022 and perhaps she'll be happier now back on the Flat, but she hasn't really shone over hurdles this year and her claims aren't compelling.

33/1

7th

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Regally Blonde

10st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Fair flat performer in Ireland (winner of a 1m5f handicap); patchy form over hurdles and others look to have stronger claims.

25/1

8th

6

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Regally Blonde

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Only midfield in a couple of handicap hurdles, including over C&D; however, may do better on this second start since wind surgery; favourably treated on best Flat form.

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 12-113 C BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Unlucky not to have bagged a much closer effort behind an easy winner over hurdles at Galway latest; solid third over 1m4f at the festival at same previously; has progressed at a rate of knots and probably not done with yet; useful operator.

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2

(2)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 109y

Class 4

19:55 Doncaster

Fennor Cross

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

1st

19

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Fennor Cross

11st 1lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Needs to jump better than in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle last month; however, in the circumstances that staying-on 22l 11th of 14 was a pretty positive run in the context of him now being in a handicap and up in trip; could be sharper since that first start in four months and he won a Cheltenham Grade 2 novice (2m, good) last November; won on soft on Flat; interesting.

9/1

11th

6

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Fennor Cross

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Flat scorer, including on soft, who won a maiden here (2m, good) in October on his second hurdle start and followed up in the Grade 2 Supreme Trial here (2m, good) in November when last seen; however, it wasn't a great race for the grade last time; a long way down the pecking order on form.

66/1

15/2

Form: 5-8342

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden knocking on the door on his recent outings, albeit no match in second spot for the winner at Roscommon (jockey reported he hung right); has the form in the book to hold his own but a shade vulnerable to one or two here with the potential to raise their games that bit more.

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5th

7

(12)

13th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Adonis

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4f out, carried head awkwardly from under 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never on terms

9/2

4th

6

(17)

26th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:30 Down Royal

Adonis

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear, headway going okay on near side of group from over 3f out, keeping on when pushed along over 2f out, in touch with leaders when ridden under 2f out, no extra final 110yds

15/2

2nd

8

(2)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 182y

19:00 Roscommon

Adonis

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

soon pressed leaders, close up when ridden over 2f out, went second but held over 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

10/1

Form: -07504

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Hinted at a bit more to come in a Gowran maiden nine days ago, although that over a shorter test and stamina has to be considered an unknown; remains vulnerable off present mark.

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4th

3

(13)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Believe In Science

10st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

pushed along briefly, soon prominent, kept on but no impression up the centre inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

14

(7)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Believe In Science

9st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 5f out, headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on

14/1

14/1

Form: 3-37

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has only had three starts in maiden company, hitting the frame on the first two of them before finishing seventh of 17 runners over an extended mile at Galway latest; right up in trip here for handicap debut, but could well be ahead of his mark if his stamina holds up.

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8th

9

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

18:50 Uttoxeter

Melnik

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Not beaten far when sixth of eight on this month's stable debut at Worcester (2m, good) but his recent Bangor run was a backward step and he's now 0-7 over hurdles.

20/1

7th

8

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Melnik

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair Flat form in Ireland but just modest efforts over hurdles, including a 10l defeat on debut for this yard; may yet do better but others appeal more.

12/1

6th

5

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Worcester

Melnik

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair Flat form in Ireland but just modest efforts over hurdles; still has time to do better and starts out for a new yard at a modest level; tongue-tie returns.

10/1

Form: 42421

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Reserve; justified favouritism in a Roscommon 1m2f maiden on his latest outing; that win just rewards for a couple of solid runs in defeat; mark here no gimmie, but on the right path and has to be feared if he gets in.

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9th

9

(12)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Free To Party

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

5/1

7th

16

(9)

26th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:30 Down Royal

Free To Party

9st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

took keen hold, midfield, minor headway when pushed along over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

1st

5

(10)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 14y

18:00 Roscommon

Free To Party

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

soon led, ridden when joined under 2f out, briefly headed over 1f out, rallied when led again inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, all out

4/1

Form: 2/152-

Last run: 411 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Strong travelling sort looked set to win with any amount in hand over hurdles at Naas when last seen out before running out steam a little close home after a bad mistake at the last; unexposed at this game (one win from five starts) and, whilst probably a shade stronger going left-handed, he could be difficult to keep at bay if his fitness holds up on his first start for 211 days.

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11th

3

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Palace Rock

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Francis Casey

C&D maiden winner but has proved expensive to follow at times in handicaps, including over C&D a fortnight ago when decent third, having every chance; should be thereabouts but possible stronger finishers here.

9/2

3rd

9

(1)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Palace Rock

8st 10lb

J: James Ryan

T: Francis Casey

soon led narrowly, headed and prominent after 1f

6/1

2nd

6

(6)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Palace Rock

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Francis Casey

C&D winner three years ago and dual winner over hurdles since; good C&D second to an improver last month (when blinkered) before brought down in very valuable Leopardstown handicap hurdle; headgear now left off.

5/1

20/1

Form: 075164

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Surprise winner at Roscommon (20-1) in May over 1m4f on testing ground; down the field but not disgraced in the Ulster Derby here in the interim and ran as well as could be expected at Leopardstown latest; low mileage and should be there or thereabouts; each-way material.

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16th

2

(7)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Leopardstown

Darraby

10st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Brendan W Duke

midfield

14/1

3rd

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

16:15 Punchestown

Darraby

10st 11lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Brendan W Duke

Flat winner; brings a modest level on hurdle form to the table.

50/1

4th

3

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

14:15 Punchestown

Darraby

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Brendan W Duke

Won a 1m4f Flat handicap at Roscommon a year ago and some decent runs in defeat after; stiff task in a Grade 1 on hurdling debut; this more realistic and could run well; tongue-tie on.

16/1

16/1

Form: 73630

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has caught the eye on one or two occaions but reliability issues for now, although could easily be forgiven for finding life tough in the Ulster Cesarewithc latest; back in trip here, he could outrun his odds.

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10th

14

(4)

26th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:30 Down Royal

Gatito Rapido

8st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: A Oliver

pushed along briefly, prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along from over 3f out, ridden under 3f out, weakened gradually from over 2f out

16/1

15th

14

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 175y

18:10 Down Royal

Gatito Rapido

8st 10lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A Oliver

took keen hold, prominent early, pushed along on near side of group from 4f out, weakening when bit short of room under 3f out, dropped to last and became detached from under 2f out

10/1

Form: 1-1380

Last run: 164 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

In decent spirts over hurdles but has done all of his winning (five wins) on the Flat, although seems to be a much better operator on the AW; Fennor Cross perhaps the stronger of the stable's pair, but not ruled out entirely.

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No Results Found

Form: 448-71

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Overcame a tardy start at Galway 20 days ago to win with a fair bit in hand, travelling powerfully throughout before pulling nicely clear and winning eased down; won't find life as easy here under her 9lb penalty, and perhaps flattered a little bit by her latest win, but on the upgrade and has earned her share of respect.

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No Results Found

Form: -71075

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Desicive winner at Limerick (1m3f) in April; has struggled in the interim but now only 2lb higher than winning mark and gelded since last start; needs to be back on song, but would not rule out.

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3rd

5

(1)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Global Energy

9st 4lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

pressed leader early, led after 1f, faced challenge under 2f out, soon ridden, headed and lost second inside final furlong

6/1

2nd

8

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Global Energy

9st 11lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead after 1f, raced in second after 3f, briefly led when ridden over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

9/2

Form: /909-6 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

In good order over hurdles at present, latest running far better than final position suggests at Listowel on Saturday; busy few days but has three Flat wins to bring to the table, albeit might need a bit more ease in the ground these days over today's test.

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9th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Son Of Hypnos

12st 0lb

J: James Smith

T: Kevin Michael Smith

midfield, smooth headway and in touch with leaders 3 out

9/2

Form: 330-00

Last run: 129 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Reserve; poor both starts this year and badly needs to have turned the corner since joining present source; not jumping off the page.

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4th

10

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Liberated Light

11st 7lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

started quickly, soon prominent behind clear leader, midfield behind clear leader before halfway, headway towards near side from over 2f out, kept on

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 514563

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Reserve; no real match for the first two home at Dundalk (1m4f) but that was his first start for 162 days and a sound enough run under the circumstances; normal improvement could see him shake them up a bit if he gets in.

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12th

8

(11)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dalvey

9st 6lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James McAuley

Three-time course winner; seems to have lost his way, unplaced in nine outings since a C&D second in April; slowly away when a never-dangerous eighth behind stablemate Autocrat over a shorter trip here eight weeks ago.

12/1

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Non-runners

Nibiru, Son Of Hypnos, Liberated Light, Dalvey

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Payout
Exacta €384.00
Straight Forecast €517.20
Tricast €1717.30
Trifecta €3204.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Como Park

RP Ratings (IRE):

Melnik

SPOTLIGHT:

Fennor Cross

POSTDATA:

Nibiru

The Irish Sun:

Como Park