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16:25 Killarney

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Kenmare Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 1m 3f 80y
  • 15 runners
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Kenmare Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 000903

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Not sure where Navan third came out of latest but market somehow expected a much better run; reportedly trained differently these days; fortunate he can sneak into a 0-65; great chance; won twice when in Britain.

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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

1st

5

(17)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Noble Crusade

9st 12lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

midfield, steady headway towards near side from over 2f out, led from 1f out, ran on final 110yds, won going away

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 90-004

Last run: 172 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

40s or bigger, much better on handicap debut when placed at Tipperary when last seen; perhaps waited for soft ground since; can win races.

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12th

2

(6)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 75y

16:45 Down Royal

Mr Mills

9st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Christopher David Timmons

Finished in front of Lissadell and Bregagh when fifth in a 17-runner event at Navan; won at that venue in July; form has also included third to Red Trail at Gowran.

9/2

5th

4

(12)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Mr Mills

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Christopher David Timmons

C&D winner off 53 on soft ground in July; placed at Gowran and traffic problems when down the field at Naas; probably still on a winnable mark.

8/1

10th

14

(1)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 110y

17:45 Naas

Mr Mills

8st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Christopher David Timmons

midfield, clipped heels when stumbled over 3f out, waiting for room from over 2f out, outpaced when switched right over 1f out, kept on towards finish

5/1

3rd
5 (12)
Astrophysicist

25/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 2581-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Struggling over hurdles and hard to fancy after Down Royal struggle lately back on the level; noted rider booking.

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14

(7)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Astrophysicist

8st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: J A Nash

Sole flat win came over just shy of this trip at Gowran (soft); campaigned more over hurdles of late, notably staying-on fourth when fell last at Naas, just okay run at Tramore latest; 2lb wrong here on flat return.

12/1

4th

13

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Astrophysicist

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles after 17 starts but was staying-on fourth when fell last at Naas last month; that represented a step in the right direction so worth considering here.

15/2

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Astrophysicist

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles after 16 starts; best run in a while at Musselburgh last time but has to build upon that.

20/1

Form: 884/0-

Last run: 350 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Struggling for form and hard to fancy back on Flat.

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4th

5

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 160y

14:50 Cork

Southwood

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

Low-grade both on the Flat and over hurdles; impossible to see her featuring on chase debut.

100/1

7th

19

(18)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Southwood

9st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

Out of form over hurdles before a much better run when fourth on the Flat at Killarney three weeks ago, splitting Astrophysicist and Itsalonglongroad; first reserve.

4th

14

(7)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Southwood

8st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, went fourth final 110yds, not reach leaders

25/1

Form: 077961

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

25s, struck at Thurles Thursday after couple of chase spins; will likely attempt to make all under penalty and clearly likes this rider; chance.

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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

10th

6

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Itsalonglongroad

11st 5lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Course Flat winner late last season; ended a long losing sequence over jumps with last month's Tramore win which was achieved at the main expense of Peckham Springs; 6lb worse off with that rival, same claiming rider aboard.

6/1

Form: 005

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Stable having fine term and his C&D offering in maiden latest was perhaps his best run; likely wants more time.

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4th

13

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Elle Dorado Rock

11st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Yet to finish in the first four over hurdles and not easy to fancy, though respect for shrewd connections a reason not to dismiss.

25/1

11th

17

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Elle Dorado Rock

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: A J Martin

Unplaced in eight starts over hurdles and pulled up last two runs.

40/1

0

17

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Elle Dorado Rock

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Quite modest under both codes but good Gowran second on the Flat last spring; absent since April and likely to need this.

25/1

16/1

Form: 256-00

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Finding it tough this year, though trip wrong latest; should be capable of more if she can rediscover form she showed with previous yard; note market.

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4th

4

(8)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Chacha Dancer

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

Failed to win in 23 starts in Ireland but she ran out the comfortable winner of a 2m handicap at Wolverhampton on her stable debut last June (well backed); that form is rock solid for the grade and she still has potential as a stayer; has an absence to overcome but her yard is going well and she's of serious interest.

6/1

1st

8

(10)

5th Jun 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chacha Dancer

9st 4lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

slowly away, in rear

25/1

Form: 080

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Nearer last than first all maidens (150s last twice) but respect for yard renders her potentially interesting in due course; dam won twice on AW.

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13th

5

(5)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Navan

Bright Moment

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: John James Feane

Chance on placed form, including last month's C&D third (Qasbaz fifth) of 17; 1m4f too far latest and had an excuse two runs back.

10/1

11th

6

(5)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 120y

19:45 Tipperary

Bright Moment

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: John James Feane

midfield

7/1

25/1

Form: -06008

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Hard to know what her trip is but not sure this is it; perhaps a good will help; hard to fancy.

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7th

6

(11)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Non Mollare

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Runner-up at Newcastle (1m, AW) last month then won comfortably here (1m1f, good) three weeks ago; the drop back in trip seems a likely negative but she went close over 7f on AW in February and is entitled to respect given how well she took to the course last time on her first visit here.

13/2

1st

9

(12)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

16:53 Musselburgh

Non Mollare

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Returned from three-month break with creditable second on Tapeta at Newcastle (1m) a fortnight ago but needs to prove she can transfer that form to turf (unplaced all ten starts on grass).

7/1

2nd

5

(9)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Non Mollare

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Daragh Bourke

in touch with leaders towards near side, headway and went second 2f out, chased clear leader over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

16/1

Form: 0-0400

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Was backed at Gowran and rewarded each-way support; neither run last month was encouraging (seemingly unfenced).

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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

14/1

Form: /7/0/4

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Better when ridden by this jockey latest, 50s fourth at Navan; more needed but not without a chance if she gets the breaks.

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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

14/1

Form: 008408

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Struggling in handicaps this year over further generally; unlikely to count.

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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

OUR TIP

Form: 09/3-1

Last run: 103 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Two good Flat runs at Tipperary, last seen winning there on similar ground; possibly not seen since because of dry weather, in which case she'd be an obvious contender under Foley; 9lb rise tough but she won well.

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4

(14)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Spring Morning

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Yvonne Latta

Two good Flat runs at Tipperary, last seen winning there on similar ground; possibly not seen since because of dry weather, in which case she'd be an obvious contender under Foley; 9lb rise tough but she won well.

6/1

19

(9)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

19:10 Galway

Spring Morning

9st 5lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Yvonne Latta

First reserve; much improved on return from hurdles to win over this trip at Tipperary in June, relishing soft ground to win going away; 10lb higher for that but form has a solid look and could have more to offer.

14th

15

(2)

29th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 120y

19:40 Tipperary

Spring Morning

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Yvonne Latta

midfield on inner, bit short of room when bumped rival on turn after 3f, nudged along and bit short of room under 4f out, lost position 3f out, keeping on when ridden 2f out, briefly went second inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

12/1

Form: 157/84 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Won hurdling last year; better in Flat handicaps on better ground this year on latest behind Zebos Beanos (runs in 3.25) at Bellewstown; chance.

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6

(1)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Amlad

9st 6lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Andrew McNamara

Won hurdling last year; better in Flat handicaps on better ground this year on latest behind Zebos Beanos (runs in 3.25) at Bellewstown; chance.

8/1

4th

5

(18)

29th Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

17:35 Bellewstown

Amlad

9st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Andrew McNamara

midfield, pushed along from under 3f out, headway when ridden over 1f out, went fourth but no extra inside final furlong, kept on

16/1

8th

7

(2)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:45 Navan

Amlad

9st 9lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: Andrew McNamara

midfield, ridden and headway when every chance 1f out, weakened final 110yds

20/1

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Non-runners

El Tren, Spring Morning, Amlad

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Payout
Exacta €309.00
Straight Forecast €374.10
Tricast €3636.70
Trifecta €3668.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mr Mills

SPOTLIGHT:

Noble Crusade

The Irish Sun:

Itsalonglongroad

POSTDATA:

Amlad