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16:55 Curragh

Yielding To Soft

O’Reilly Consulting Group Supporting The IRFU Charitable Trust Apprentice Handicap

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 20 runners
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O’Reilly Consulting Group Supporting The IRFU Charitable Trust Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
8 (20)
Loingseoir

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.10
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 239606 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Last win was in this race last season; 5lb higher now and form has been uneven this term, though he ran well in a Galway festival race won by good yardstick Dunum.

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

5th

6

(13)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 13lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, headway when switched right 2f out, challenging over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

25/1

14th

8

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

Consistent last year without winning; 5f was too sharp on his comeback run but he was then tailed off at Naas (7f) and behind some of these; cheekpieces added.

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 365396

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Quite consistent in defeat in handicaps this year including when sixth of 26 over C&D in May; not at best on last two starts, and 1-19 record is a negative.

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

7th

7

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Coins Cross

9st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Likes it soft/heavy although pick of this year's form on good when touched off at Leopardstown; recent form leaves him with plenty to find.

16/1

7th

7

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Coins Cross

9st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Likes it soft/heavy although pick of this year's form on good when touched off at Leopardstown; recent form leaves him with plenty to find.

16/1

14th

3

(15)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Coins Cross

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Only beaten a head in this last year; went close at Leopardstown earlier this season but out of form since; others preferred.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 0/4871

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won a 7f Laytown maiden in first-time tongue-tie; good fourth of 26 over C&D in May, when Coins Cross was two places behind him.

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

8th

11

(14)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Coeur Dor

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Couldn't sustain his effort returned to 1m2f at the Curragh last month but in peak form previously, winning valuable events at about 1m for two wins in August (yielding to soft and good); should be suited by the way this is run and could have a say.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 800506 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Five-time Flat winner; has been out of form this year; on the plus side he has come down 14lb since March, and may be more comfortable in this grade than in some of the stronger races he has contested.

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

3rd

2

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

disputing second, lost position before 4th, raced in last when not fluent 5th, left in third 4 out, hampered by loose horse before 3 out, struggling on turn after 3 out, tailed off

5/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Grace Harris

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn; ran okay to be fourth of six back over hurdles on stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft) and he contested a Class 2 last time at Doncaster; seems to be okay on heavy and he could have some say.

10/1

Form: 601733 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Winner over this trip at Gowran in August; holding his form, two third placings last month including at Listowelm, with Coins Cross and Apple Of His Eye behind.

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

13th

2

(2)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

The Blue Panther

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: James Andrew Fahey

held up in rear

20/1

15th

1

(14)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

The Blue Panther

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: James Andrew Fahey

in touch with leaders

12/1

20/1

Form: 227700

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Seems to have lost form since two seconds during the summer involving good yardsticks Dunum and Gordon Bennett; in rear in race in which Dragon Of Malta was paced at Kilarney last Saturday.

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

2nd

14

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: J F Levins

prominent towards near side, challenging going okay over 1f out, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

Form: 193238

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Placed in three of his five starts since Gowran win in June; has shown his best form at that venue; stable enjoying a fine run.

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

2

(5)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Eighty Eight

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Running okay on the AW before finishing ninth of 23 over 1m at the Curragh; the eyeshield he has been wearing is now left off but each-way claims if holding his form.

7/1

9th

9

(1)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Eighty Eight

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Now with his third trainer for whom he's been running creditably on AW; sole win came on good and doubt he'll be suited by deep ground here.

16/1

4th

1

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eighty Eight

10st 5lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: John James Feane

Just 1-27 under rules but it was a big effort when well backed over 7f here last week; 4lb rise doesn't help but return to this trip could yield more.

4/1

20/1

Form: 70-300

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Third in a 6f maiden at Cork in May his stand-out effort; poor run at Dundalk on only handicap start; plenty to prove now.

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

2nd

16

(1)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Fanore

9st 0lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Mrs Denise Foster

led narrowly, joined after 2f, pushed along and led again under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge final furlong, headed towards finish

20/1

8th

17

(13)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Fanore

9st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Mrs Denise Foster

in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, ran on from over 1f out

20/1

10th

3

(1)

12th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:20 Dundalk (AW)

Fanore

10st 3lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Mrs Denise Foster

held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakening when ridden and no impression under 2f out

6/1

8/1

Form: 003418 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won on good going over 7f here in August; another fair run here two weeks ago on soft, not beaten far in eighth in a 22-runner contest.

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

6th

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

San Aer

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Thomas Mullins

Four-time Flat winner ran a cracker in the Irish Lincoln last time, beaten only 5l; best of four maiden hurdle runs was when beaten 21l at Naas in February; one to consider on handicap debut.

7/2

Form: 203509 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Won a Listowel her maiden in June; ran well on handicap debut at Navan but not as effective three times since then on softer ground; others preferred.

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

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: 451 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Showed a liking for testing conditions when winning a maiden at Cork; relatively unexposed in the context of a race like this, since that was only his thrid start.

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

1st

9

(7)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Redstone Well

9st 2lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Dual winner and responded well for this rider when a game winner at Ballinrobe last time; more needed but showed a good attitude and could go well.

16/1

1st

3

(7)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 125y

19:45 Ballinrobe

Redstone Well

10st 1lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

upset in stalls, raced in second early, led after 1f, faced challenge but going easily 2f out, nudged along over 1f out, ridden when went clear inside final furlong, kept on well when reduced lead towards finish

9/2

2nd

3

(7)

5th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:37 Gowran Park

Redstone Well

9st 13lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

prominent, went second 6f out, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on well and went clear with winner final 110yds, no extra towards finish

10/1

Form: 086055 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Three wins in Britain early in his career; solid each-way chance following good effort when fifth in a 23-runner contest over C&D two weeks ago; only 1/2l behind the shorter-priced Knocknakila then, both horses finishing well.

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

13th

11

(16)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Notforalongtime

9st 11lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Laura Hourigan

Excellent servant to his trainer; landed a 7f claimer at Dundalk last month when last seen; rated 8lb inferior on turf and his bad draw could be negated by racing handily; respected.

10/1

1st

5

(5)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Notforalongtime

9st 10lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Laura Hourigan

Five of his six wins have come on this surface, with the latest over C&D in this grade in December; solid runs in defeat since and he should be a player again.

13/2

7/1

Form: 474534

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after 16 starts but holds a leading chance after C&D fourth two weeks ago, just in front of the reopposing Notforalongtime.

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

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

Form: -61900 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Gained the most recent of his seven wins at Ballinrobe in July; well held three runs since;; hard to be confident against that background.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

12

(11)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Takeachancejimmy

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

in touch with leaders, weakening when bit short of room 2f out

33/1

21th

12

(8)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Takeachancejimmy

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

midfield, outpaced 2f out

50/1

21th

17

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Takeachancejimmy

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Useful money-spinner on Flat with 7-49 record; yet to show any aptitude for hurdling

100/1

15th
13 (10)
Chaos Control

12/1

Form: 522847 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Three seconds this year but has failed to add to the two nursery wins gained at Dundalk last year; recent AW run does not inspire much confidence.

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

5th

7

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

17:40 Chepstow

Chaos Control

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Won a juvenile hurdle in early 2023 and was placed off mark 1lb higher than today's in Uttoxeter handicap (2m4f, good) last summer; ought to have been more competitive at Cheltenham on latest hurdling start in October, though, and returned from break with underwhelming Flat run last month.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -05243 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Over a year since his last win but recent form provides plenty of encouragement; has finished in the first five on his four outings, the most recent at Killarney last Saturday.

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

9th

1

(8)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 21y

13:35 Leopardstown

Dragon Of Malta

10st 8lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: P F O’Donnell

Goes well on soft/heavy, recording recent wins at both Galway and Listowel festivals; not at that level however off revised mark at Killarney; conditions in his favour again and rider's 10lb claim brings him into the mix.

8/1

Form: 893270 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Best form at Dundalk; managed two good runs during the summer, at Leopardstown and Naas; not nearly as good last twice.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

12

(13)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Juyush

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

took keen hold, midfield early, headway after 1f, pulled way into lead after 3f, headed and weakened gradually from under 2f out

25/1

17th

5

(16)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Juyush

9st 12lb

J: Dean Curran

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

towards rear, ridden and minor headway towards far side over 1f out, never dangerous

20/1

10th

11

(1)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Juyush

9st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 3f out, short of room over 2f out, switched left under 2f out, soon ridden but no impression

7/1

12/1

Form: R12140 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Has won twice this season including over a little further than this at the Galway festival; well below best at Listowel, leaving him plenty to find with Dragon Of Malta.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

6

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

15:45 Leopardstown

Clear Quartz

9st 8lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Mark Fahey

Has won on heavy ground although needs to come on a ton from last month's seasonal return at the Curragh.

14/1

15th

1

(18)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Clear Quartz

10st 2lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Mark Fahey

Goes well on heavy; missed most of last season but ran well at Galway at the backend; yet to run well at this venue in six visits.

14/1

15th

11

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Clear Quartz

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Mark Fahey

raced far side, never better than midfield, no extra over 1f out

11/1

33/1

Form: 499

Last run: 83 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Two moderate runs over hurdles since his last Flat start; hard to make a case for him on a handicap debut.

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0

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Saddle In The Rain

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D J Barry

midfield, not fluent 3rd, towards rear when slightly hampered 9th

100/1

12th

14

(12)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Saddle In The Rain

9st 0lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: D J Barry

Weak form on the Flat and over hurdles; impossible to make a case for him.

50/1

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Coins Cross

POSTDATA:

Knocknakilla

The Irish Sun:

The Blue Panther

SPOTLIGHT:

Notforalongtime

TOPSPEED:

Dragon Of Malta