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18:30 Dundalk (AW)

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Michael Cooney Memorial Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £6197.48
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Michael Cooney Memorial Nursery Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Scattered showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 392

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Just denied by Approaching Bear in a Fairyhouse claimer over this trip last time; is 1lb worse off with that rival today and it should be close between them.

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

3rd

1

(1)

7th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:05 Dundalk (AW)

Skip James

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Came good when well-backed favourite in C&D nursery in October, his first start on this surface; could well have more to offer and big chance of a follow-up here.

5/4

1st

6

(6)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Skip James

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway towards far side over 1f out, led when edged right inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

5/1

2nd

4

(6)

19th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Skip James

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

towards rear, ridden and some headway 2f out, still plenty to do 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, went second final strides, just failed

3/1

2nd
4 (11)
Tanaiyla

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2748

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three decent efforts in sprint maidens but was disappointing on nursery debut (6f) at the Curragh; steps up in trip for AW debut and needs more.

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15

(11)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

14:10 Limerick

Tanaiyla

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: D K Weld

Promise on turf early last season and was only narrowly denied in a handicap on AW in October; not as good back in a maiden last time when too keen and has been off 169 days but not discounted.

9/2

11

(1)

11th Apr 2023

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0m 7f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Tanaiyla

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Runner-up on debut at Navan and in C&D nursery off 75; too free and well held back in maiden company on final start at two; place claims at best.

7/1

5th

12

(8)

4th Nov 2022

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0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Tanaiyla

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

raced freely, in touch with leaders, ridden towards near side under 2f out, no impression final 110yds

5/2

9/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 646245

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden after nine starts and best run came when just denied by Pub Talk over this trip at Down Royal; not so good back sprinting since but can be a player now at 7f again if handling AW.

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No Results Found

Form: 442351 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Gradual improver got off the mark when just beating Skip James in a 7f claimer at Fairyhouse last time; 1lb better off with that rival today and blinkers are retained.

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4th

5

(3)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Approaching Bear

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, ridden and in touch with leaders over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on, not reach leaders

9/2

1st

1

(2)

19th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Approaching Bear

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

made virtually all, pushed along and clear under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, much reduced lead towards finish, just held on

4/1

2nd

3

(3)

18th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 30y

16:30 Killarney

Approaching Bear

9st 6lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent early, dropped to rear but in touch with leaders after 2f, headway when nudged along on near side of group 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, disputed lead final 110yds, headed post

9/2

7/1

Form: 686441 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark at Down Royal over this trip when beating Distillate a head last time; 6lb higher today but still respected and ran well enough here on debut in April.

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4th

9

(8)

18th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Pub Talk

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Philip Kirby

Triple 7f winner when trained in Ireland; always in rear over 6f on all three starts for current stable this year but combination of return to 7f and refitted cheekpieces makes him worth a glance in the betting.

25/1

8th

8

(10)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Pub Talk

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Philip Kirby

in rear throughout

50/1

9th

3

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

15:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pub Talk

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Philip Kirby

Won a 7f claimer at Dundalk last March; struggled for other yards since and he made no impact when 80-1 for his stable debut at Newcastle 18 days ago; best watched.

25/1

Form: 765

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Some promise in maidens, notably when not disgraced behind some smart types at Naas last time (winner won Listed here since); opening mark looks fair and should go well if handling surface.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

(5)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:10 Tipperary

Miss Yvonne

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

made virtually all, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and clear inside final furlong, went further clear final 110yds

7/1

3rd

3

(14)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Limerick

Miss Yvonne

9st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fast out of the gates over 7f at Roscommon latest and shaped as though a drop in trip would suit; will need the same gate speed from this draw and has decent claims if she gets home.

5/1

8/1

Form: 5935

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Best run in four maiden starts came over this trip on testing ground at Cork last month; below that level at Gowran last time but a player if handling this surface (damsire a dirt horse).

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8th

9

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Long Count

9st 2lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders on inner

9/1

9th

11

(1)

21st May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:45 Naas

Long Count

8st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Pick of juvenile form came on heavy ground when third in a 7f Cork maiden; opening handicap effort last month at Gowran was okay but others look better handicapped here and possible ground concerns.

16/1

4th

5

(9)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Gowran Park

Long Count

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

Pick of juvenile form came on heavy ground when third in a 7f Cork maiden, a short head in front of today's rival Pigeon House; two subsequent runs below that level; should be better for his run in a 1m maiden at Navan three weeks ago.

10/1

Form: 456950

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in three maidens and wasn't beaten far over 6f at Fairyhouse two starts ago; below form on soft last time but this surface could suit, so considered.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

10

(4)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Pretty Persuasion

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

prominent, ridden when edged right and outpaced over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

11/1

11th

9

(5)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:50 Navan

Pretty Persuasion

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

always towards rear, ridden 1f out, soon no impression

20/1

6th

7

(13)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 164y

13:37 Navan

Pretty Persuasion

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along under 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

12/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 05160

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 12lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won a Fairyhouse maiden in July over 6f but has been way below that level in two starts since and returns after a break today with questions to answer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Kodi Noir

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear

10/1

5th

8

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

Kodi Noir

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

in rear

12/1

25/1

Form: 000

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three turf maidens and will have to improve significantly even dropped to nursery company; 5lb out of the handicap.

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10th

11

(2)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ashoona

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Kieran P Cotter

prominent, ridden under 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

25/1

16th

14

(8)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:15 Navan

Ashoona

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Kieran P Cotter

towards rear of midfield towards far side, ridden briefly and no extra under 2f out, weakened final 110yds

150/1

17th

1

(11)

24th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Ashoona

9st 2lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Kieran P Cotter

always towards rear, pushed along and detached under 2f out

100/1

Form: 0456

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in last three maiden runs from 5-7f; however, has raced keenly at times and will need to settle back over this trip; AW debut.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(9)

14th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Gustav Ucicky

9st 9lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Gay Kelleway

Off the mark in a 5.5f Bath handicap in June (firm) during a short tenure with Mick Appleby, and almost cashed in his lower mark on synthetics at Kempton latest (6f; stable debut), but mixed messages previously as to whether he truly stays 7f; jockey rode first double on Monday night.

4/1

2nd

3

(2)

30th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Gustav Ucicky

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gay Kelleway

Ex-Irish 3yo who won one of his three runs for Mick Appleby, a fast-ground Bath handicap over their extended 5f; best form is on turf but a lower AW rating heightens interest on stable debut (bought for 10,000gns).

5/1

4th

1

(2)

4th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:27 Brighton

Gustav Ucicky

10st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Appleby

Off the mark at the 12th attempt (second for this yard) when keeping on well to win a 5.5f handicap at Bath last week; has form over this longer trip but he'll need further progress if he's to defy a 6lb penalty.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta €196.00
Straight Forecast €197.80
Tricast €2326.60
Trifecta €3749.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Miss Yvonne

The Irish Sun:

Skip James

POSTDATA:

Pub Talk

RP Ratings (IRE):

Approaching Bear