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17:00 Bellewstown

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Mary Rogers Memorial Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • 16 runners
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Mary Rogers Memorial Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.80
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 59-805 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Course 1m winner in 2019, also successful over 1m1f at Leopardstown last year; this is possibly a bit further than ideal for him.

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3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Clifftop

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: H Rogers

held up in rear, headway from 5 out, prominent 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, headed run-in, no extra and lost second towards finish

100/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 818-00 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

His last three wins have come over jumps, the most recent in a weak contest at Sedgefield last winter; well below best in two Flat runs this year; up against it.

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13th

5

(8)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Ellaat

9st 8lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Has attracted the attention of the stewards in the past; came from some way back to win a heavy ground handicap at Gowran in October over 1m4f; good runs subsequently in a Curragh handicap and a Punchestown handicap hurdle; cheekpieces tried here and likely to go well if the market speaks favourably.

5/1

3rd

3

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Ellaat

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 439009

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

0-13, four much lesser efforts since third at Gowran in June; others have stronger credentials.

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9th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Star Official

11st 13lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: R Donohoe

C&D winner earlier this winter; ground/trip both fine for him but he's probably on a stiff enough mark for now.

6/1

4th

8

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Star Official

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: R Donohoe

Won a Thurles handicap hurdle in October and very consistent since; needs to bounce back from a sub-standard effort at Gowran but every chance of doing so in this company.

11/2

5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Star Official

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: R Donohoe

Winner off 95 at Thurles in October and fairly consistent since over hurdles and in a Flat handicap; his best might not be quite good enough here.

12/1

Form: 34132- C

Last run: 344 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner between Flat and hurdles; fit from hurdling and makes plenty of appeal on Flat form last autumn; placed in a division of this race 12 months ago and ended the campaign with second in a 22-runner contest at Navan; rider with local knowledge claims a useful 7lb.

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7th

9

(10)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Aprils Joy

9st 6lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

Versatile mare largely jumping of late but Bellewstown run in September was a solid one; hood now tried and certainly not one to rule out.

12/1

7th

5

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 84y

15:22 Thurles

Aprils Joy

10st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Versatile mare a four-time winner between Flat and hurdles and some fair efforts chasing also, including at Downpatrick on latest; trip/ground okay so one to consider.

11/2

3rd

8

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 55y

16:50 Downpatrick

Aprils Joy

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, prominent in chasing group before 3rd, pressed leaders after 4 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on but held run-in, no match for first two

9/4

10/1

Form: 5083-7 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler two years ago; ended last season with a third placing at Gowran but well beaten; only one run this season; stablemate Estepona Sun has more convincing current form

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11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Wajaaha

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick J McKenna

Three-time hurdles scorer whose last win came on the Flat at Dundalk in November 2022; some good runs in defeat at that venue late last year; has tended to struggle over hurdles since finishing second at this venue early last year.

20/1

Form: 669200 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

1-35 Flat record is off-putting; ran well when runner-up over a longer trip at this venue in April; a long way below that form in two subsequent Navan outings.

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11th

13

(6)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Tenth Amendment

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Keith Henry Clarke

Just 1-61 under all rules; had no chance from out of the handicap last time but would have a squeak on some of his better runs in the last year.

20/1

Form: -08046 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Durable sort whose latest win (his sixth) came off 56 on AW a year ago; all six victories at 1m4f; not beaten far over 1m5f at Down Royal in July; fair sixth of 17 at Navan at the beginning of the month.

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10th

9

(3)

10th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Universal Focus

9st 5lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

slowly into stride, always towards rear

16/1

8th

10

(3)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Universal Focus

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Last of his six career wins came here last September, since when he's gone 0-11; patchy of late but he's capable of a big run.

7/1

3rd

14

(5)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:55 Killarney

Universal Focus

8st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Ross O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2f, pushed along and briefly went second 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, went third post

10/1

Form: 400840 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

1-37 record tells a story, placed nine times; only a couple of fourth placings this term, one of them over a longer trip at this venue in April.

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13th

9

(9)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 70y

16:15 Bellewstown

Stellify

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Both wins have come on soft and heavy over this sort of trip; is down to a rating she should be competitive off again but last week's return to the Flat didn't prompt an improvement in performance; hard to fancy right now.

33/1

9th

12

(5)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Stellify

8st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Fit from hurdling; suited by testing conditions and capable of making an impact off this mark judged on his placed efforts at this venue and at Galway last October.

8/1

9th

15

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Clonmel

Stellify

11st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual Flat winner with a liking for heavy ground; never a threat in four maidens and one handicap hurdle and looks up against it.

50/1

Form: 0-98

Last run: 79 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Taking a big step up in distance for handicap debut; noteworthy jockey booking, but otherwise not much going for him.

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10th

9

(3)

8th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:10 Ayr

Lex Maxima

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: John C McConnell

Irish raider; yet to win in 11 attempts but good second on the AW two runs ago in February (1m4f); poor effort last time; yard has a good record here and a possible.

4/1

16

(7)

30th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 5f 29y

16:25 Sligo

Lex Maxima

9st 0lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: John C McConnell

Second reserve; mostly campaigned on Dundalk AW, notably narrowly beaten over 1m4f in February; last month's effort in similar contest nowhere near as good.

10th
2 (11)
Estepona Sun

9/2

Form: 003720 BF

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Consistent over hurdles lately without winning; went close against stablemate Boom Boom Boom at Navan on penultimate Flat start; looks the pick of stable's two runners this time.

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6th

3

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 175y

19:10 Down Royal

Estepona Sun

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: C Byrnes

Has gone close a few times but can't seem to win a hurdle; dual Flat winner was touched off over 1m2f at Navan last year; debatable whether he wants this far.

11/2

33/1

Form: /00-08

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Has had several trainers and has shown only flashes of abiity; in rear on debut for this stable at Tipperary last month.

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10th

13

(14)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:55 Killarney

Cardinal Rule

8st 13lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: L Young

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 2f, ridden and outpaced under 2f out, no impression and edged left over 1f out

33/1

11th

6

(5)

29th Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

17:00 Bellewstown

Cardinal Rule

9st 3lb

J: Katelyn Young

T: L Young

ducked right start, midfield, lost position after halfway, nudged along from 3f out, ridden 2f out, minor headway against far rail 1f out, soon weakened

33/1

8th

14

(3)

5th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 115y

20:25 Tipperary

Cardinal Rule

10st 1lb

J: Katelyn Young

T: L Young

slowly into stride, awkward start, in rear throughout, in touch with leaders when nudged along home turn, pushed along from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

40/1

25/1

Form: 9-7000

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Showed little at Dundalk last winter; no encouragement from this month's Down Royal run; safely held by Clifftop.

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12th

11

(10)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lucky Shot

8st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Showed little at this venue last winter; no encouragement from runs at Down Royal and Bellewstown during September.

25/1

12th

14

(18)

29th Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

17:00 Bellewstown

Lucky Shot

8st 13lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Patrick Martin

slightly awkward start, soon prominent, led after 4f, pushed along 3f out, ridden when headed over 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

10th

11

(1)

2nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

19:10 Down Royal

Lucky Shot

8st 13lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Patrick Martin

bit short of room soon after start, soon towards rear of midfield, some headway before halfway, pressed leaders on near side of group when ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out

25/1

Form: 0002

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Showed next to nothing in maidens; slotted into handicap effectively when a long-priced second at Roscommon a month ago; definite chance if replicating that form; promising 7lb claimer aboard now.

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12th

12

(3)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Joven De Corazon

8st 12lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Paul Stafford

towards rear of midfield

20/1

10th

12

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Joven De Corazon

9st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Paul Stafford

Inconsistent but has shown ability on occasion including last month's Down Royal third; not certain to be seen to best effect on soft ground; cheekpieces for the first time.

8/1

16/1

Form: 90-796

Last run: 225 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Winner on debut in France in 2018; returns from a break; does not look good enough on the evidence of winter form at Dundalk.

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14th

13

(4)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 70y

16:15 Bellewstown

Double Kodiac

8st 12lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Noel C Kelly

Hasn't won since his debut in France in 2018; struggled at Dundalk over the winter and is 9lb out of the handicap here.

100/1

8th

10

(4)

27th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Double Kodiac

9st 6lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Noel C Kelly

Hasn't won since his debut in France in 2018; struggling in handicaps this winter and huge ask on these terms.

33/1

Form: -47606

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Best of five handicap runs when fourth over 1m1f at Tipperary in April; does not seem to be improving; others preferred

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11th

13

(11)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Gudrun Genberg

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Second in a 1m2f handicap at Navan last year; down the field in the same race this year; previous sixth at Navan was encouraging.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: /0-306

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Cheap purchase at Ascot Sales in July from Welsh yard for whom he won a selling hurdle last year and was placed in Bath handicap in May; earlier trained in Ireland without success; should be better for his stable debut at Down Royal; first reserve.

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4th

4

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Secret Secret

11st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Flat winner in Ireland who has won two of three starts for this yard; 11lb rise demands more but not the biggest surprise should he prove up to the task.

9/4

Form: 5397-4

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Twice successful over jumps; perhaps capable of minor Flat success; could be spot-on now having kept on for fourth over 1m2f at Navan on her seasonal debut.

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10th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Marvel Fan

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Runner-up in this race last year off 113 but hasn't run anywhere near that level since, never counting in Navan flat handicap latest; hard to be confident in but don't rule out.

20/1

Form: -00090

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won twice at 1m1f for Keith Dalgleish; no sign of his best form in five Irish runs; third reserve.

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10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Noble Crusade

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.

8/1

10th

5

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Noble Crusade

9st 9lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

13/2

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Non-runners

Reflectionist, Gudrun Genberg, Secret Secret, Marvel Fan, Noble Crusade

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Payout
Exacta €273.00
Straight Forecast €163.10
Tricast €2235.00
Trifecta €11219.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Aprils Joy

RP Ratings (IRE):

Star Official

POSTDATA:

Stellify

The Irish Sun:

Aprils Joy