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16:05 Naas

Yielding To Soft

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Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 30-844

Last run: 132 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden last year prior to a pair of solid runs in defeat in C&D handicaps; below that form this term but signs of a revival when beaten four lengths last time; while well handicapped, her subsequent 132-day absence is a concern.

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5th

8

(1)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Zola Sakura

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

disputed lead, prominent after 4f

20/1

3rd

1

(3)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

19:25 Down Royal

Zola Sakura

10st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led, headed 2f out, kept on but lost second towards finish

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 913343 D BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come over similar trips on this sort of ground and posted a career best when third of 19 at Navan (1m2f, soft) last week; up 4lb but can go well again.

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9th

6

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Derry Lad

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Likes it soft but proved his versatility when winning twice on better ground in Britain last summer; off since fair hurdles run over Christmas and likely to be better for this outing.

10/1

8th

18

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Derry Lad

10st 4lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

towards rear

20/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 0000-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; 1-23 and his losing run is mounting up; not beaten far at Cork last month and handles soft.

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6th

8

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

David Garrick

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Dual flat winner including at the Curragh in October; 0-6 hurdling, out of depth in Grade 3 following month; first handicap hurdle.

16/1

7th

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:02 Down Royal

David Garrick

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

took keen hold, soon prominent in chasing group, lost position 4th, towards rear when not fluent 2 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened

16/1

1st

13

(8)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Curragh

David Garrick

9st 10lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in touch with leaders, went third under 4f out, led up the centre under 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, led again post

11/2

25/1

Form: 876954 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back 7f handicaps last season; below that level this term and shaped like a non-stayer at her previous try at this sort of trip.

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6th

1

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

New Hill

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

towards rear, headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on, never on terms

20/1

9th

4

(14)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

New Hill

9st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Both wins were over 7f on goodish ground in 2021; placed over C&D on heavy ground in the past and her penultimate effort was encouraging.

10/1

Form: 510030 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won twice this term; bounced back from a couple of poor runs when third of 13 at Leopardstown in August but tailed off again last month; best form on better ground than this; wears first-time tongue-tie.

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5th

2

(17)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Naas

Aingeal Dorcha

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, ridden under 2f out, disputing fourth 1f out, kept on

25/1

11th

14

(2)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Aingeal Dorcha

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent, ridden and lost position over 2f out, dropped to last and eased final furlong, tailed off

14/1

3rd

4

(13)

11th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Aingeal Dorcha

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

held up in midfield, headway when pushed along from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, disputing third inside final 110yds, went third post, not reach leaders

11/1

20/1

Form: 322028

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Sligo on his penultimate start but not in the same form at Gowran when last seen; while feasibly treated, a strike-rate of 1-26 is off-putting.

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11th

6

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Barretstown

9st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Both wins have come here including over C&D; encouraging February return effort wasn't backed up fortnight later however so bit to prove now but front-runner has prime draw.

10/1

7th

10

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Barretstown

9st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

led narrowly, headed but pressed leader after 2f

5/1

25/1

Form: 36-060

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Not a bad run at Punchestown last month but beaten a long way behind some of these last week on her first try at this trip; while feasibly treated on peak form, others make more appeal.

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10th

14

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Dagoda

8st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Dual Curragh winner last season emerged from winter break with eyecatching fourth at same venue nine days ago, finishing strongly after not clear run; interesting contender, better ground no problem.

10/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Dagoda

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Gained back-to-back course wins (6f/7f) last season and was third of 19 after missing the break in a C&D handicap in October; has the form to feature if returning in similar nick.

11/1

20/1

Form: 58-300

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

10-race maiden; promising seasonal return/yard debut in May but much lesser efforts twice since; all her best form is over further.

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7th

7

(8)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Folly Beach

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M A Molloy

Goes best in soft ground, winning a 1m7f handicap at Leopardstown last summer; two runner-up efforts at Dundalk over the winter and not a bad return at Navan; can run well.

10/1

7th

20

(19)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Folly Beach

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M A Molloy

Sole win came on soft at Leoparstown in July; unlucky not to have added to her tally at Dundalk over the winter; solid claims here.

5/1

Form: 017335

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ended a losing run over 1m at Gowran (good-to-firm) in August; held his form well in defeat since but possibly a bit high in the handicap as a result; stamina to prove at this trip.

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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

10th
14 (9)
Rotolo

5/1

Form: 0062

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Improved to be beaten half a length on handicap debut when last seen; winner boosted the form next time and this filly has only been nudged up 2lb; can go well with first-time cheekpieces fitted if ready to go after a 106-day absence.

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13

(11)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Rotolo

9st 5lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: W T Farrell

Close up on handicap debut at Naas (1m2f) in July 2022 but lightly raced since and hasn't progressed.

25/1

7th

6

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Rotolo

10st 6lb

J: Miss M Blichfeldt

T: W T Farrell

raced in second

25/1

11th
5 (6)
Coviglia

7/1

Form: 023431

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Back to his best with 1m AW win last month; 11lb rise looks harsh and while he handles this ground, he has stamina to prove at this new trip.

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14th

4

(13)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Coviglia

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H D McGuigan

Has won four on AW including two over C&D; well held by Nibras Rainbow on running here in December.

20/1

12th

4

(4)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Coviglia

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: H D McGuigan

dwelt start, towards rear

16/1

7/1

Form: 586625

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Back to something like her best when only beaten a head over 1m at Navan last week; 5lb rise looks harsh so may need to improve again back up in trip and only fifth (beaten 3l) at Dundalk on Friday.

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3rd

7

18th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:05 Downpatrick

Prioritise

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Much improved performance when staying on strongly to land a 2m handicap hurdle at Roscommon on Monday; up 10lb for that but likely that she is improving and every chance of going close again.

7/2

1st

5

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:18 Roscommon

Prioritise

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

70-rated on the Flat; jumping has been an issue in this sphere; late headway when beaten 15l on second handicap start at Tipperary.

20/1

15

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Prioritise

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John C McConnell

Form: 501386 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Course winner in August and followed up with a 2l defeat over C&D but not at the same level twice since; eased another 1lb and handles conditions; one for the shortlist.

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2nd

3

(19)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Kodiac Prince

10st 2lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Thomas Cleary

Five-time winner; went up 13lb for wins here and at the Curragh last June and lost his way completely after that; back down to a reasonable mark now but not much encouragement from his seasonal debut at Leopardstown.

16/1

20/1

Form: 880106

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Got his head back in front in a 7f Laytown claimer and bounced back from a lesser effort when beaten roughly 3l at Navan (1m2f, soft) last week; needs his best effort for a while to land this.

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10th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Bringsty

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Sixties-rated Flat handicapper won twice this time last year on contrasting ground; joined current yard after Sligo claimer run in August and best watched now switched to hurdles.

50/1

11th

3

(11)

9th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 103y

17:05 Sligo

Bringsty

10st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

Won 1m1f Leopardstown handicap on heavy ground in the spring; subsequently consistent in recent claimers over a range of distances; runner-up four times in a row after Gowran win; reportedly did not handle the track at Ballinrobe; every chance he can bounce back.

4/1

Form: 0-460

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Improved from debut to finish fourth of 13 (beaten 6l) in a Curragh maiden; lesser efforts twice since but workable mark on handicap debut back up in trip; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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15th

10

(4)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Naas

Vintage Fame

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear 3f out, detached from 2f out, never going well (jockey said colt never travelled and stopped quickly)

14/1

10th

16

(8)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Cork

Vintage Fame

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along from 3f out, ridden briefly 2f out, soon no extra

12/1

6th

6

(7)

20th May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Vintage Fame

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Form: 0/5004 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden; ran with credit when beaten 3l at Dundalk last week when not seen to best effect; ought to give a good account if he handles the ground.

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9th

6

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 57y

12:50 Punchestown

King Arthurs Sword

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: M D O’Callaghan

Soft-ground Flat winner at Leopardstown last month; made little impression on his recent return to hurdling action at Thurles.

33/1

9th

1

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

King Arthurs Sword

11st 12lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: M D O’Callaghan

65-rated flat handicapper got off the mark at Leopardstown last month, race may have come too soon when well beaten 4 days later; two hurdle runs in March 2021 moderate, stopping quickly on heavy ground when favourite on debut; tried hooded now for hurdles return but may be of more interest when tackling handicaps.

33/1

18th

7

(4)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

King Arthurs Sword

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

midfield, pushed along 3f out, weakened and eased under 2f out

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 624528 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

First reserve; winner on return at Leopardstown; solid form in defeat since; only beaten 3l at Navan last week but others on better marks.

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9th

12

(7)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Complete Fiction

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Best form had been here on good ground until posting a career-best RPR in winning a big-field handicap at last year's Galway Festival (yielding to soft); returns off a 5lb higher mark but fair shout if resuming where he left off.

6/1

1st

1

(8)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 123y

20:20 Galway

Complete Fiction

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Jarlath P Fahey

held up in rear

13/2

Form: 760680

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; 19-race maiden; running well in defeat but others preferred.

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3rd

16

(7)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Now a 34-race maiden, placed eight times but hard to have much confidence in him, since he has been no closer than tenth in three starts this season; has slumped in the rating since 2021 when he had good form including a C&D second in a maiden.

14/1

11th

25

(22)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Mid-division at this venue on seasonal debut; similar at Leopardstown; longstanding maiden (0-33, placed eight times); others preferred.

25/1

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Three Laws, King Arthurs Sword, Complete Fiction, Tall Story

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Payout
Exacta €653.00
Straight Forecast €512.40
Tricast €6276.70
Trifecta €16531.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rotolo

POSTDATA:

Three Laws

RP Ratings (IRE):

Kodiac Prince

The Irish Sun:

Rotolo