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15:25 Curragh

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Runners: 29 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.70
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 776106 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over this trip at Navan last month and bounced back from a lesser effort when beaten 5l over 1m4f here earlier in the month; return to shorter might help and can give another good account.

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4th

5

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Mr Rango

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John M Harney

Consistent for Ross O'Sullivan, winning twice over 1m2f on soft ground; up to career-high mark after recent Leopardstown win for this yard over same trip, having his field well strung out when winning going away; cheekpieces now fitted for drop in trip and seems sure to go well.

9/2

1st

7

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Mr Rango

9st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John M Harney

prominent, pressed leaders when switched right 2f out, led when ridden 1f out, ran on and went clear final 110yds, eased towards finish, comfortably

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 924142

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort and got off the mark at Cork earlier in the campaign; not beaten far twice since and career best when beaten 1l at Gowran last week; likely to be in the mix again.

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12th

7

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: P A Fahy

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: P A Fahy

One win, four seconds from 18 races, has finished in mid-field in two starts for this yard; needs to raise her game.

16/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: P A Fahy

One win, four seconds from 18 races, has finished in mid-field in two starts for this yard; needs to raise her game.

16/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 89-261

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Built on a couple of promising runs for this yard when recording a career best at Thurles earlier this month; 11lb higher but could improve again up in trip.

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1st

15

(22)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Speckled Meadow

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Don Browne

Won twice in October 2022 on testing ground; inconsistent last year, though she ran well over 7f here in July and over a longer trip on her penultimate start.

20/1

15th

21

(22)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Speckled Meadow

9st 7lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Don Browne

in touch with leaders, outpaced under 2f out

4th

15

(5)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Speckled Meadow

9st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Don Browne

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 2f out, ran on inside final 110yds, went fourth final strides, nearest finish

25/1

25/1

  • Place: £13.50

Form: 6067P- BF

Last run: 364 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Held in maidens and was pulled up on handicap debut at Dundalk a year ago; entitled to need this on return; hood fitted.

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10

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Chazzesmee

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and made it three wins from his last four starts when landing the Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh (1m, heavy) on Monday; the bounce factor is a worry on this second quick outing after some time off, but he travelled well and found plenty to justify 3-1 favouritism last time, and a 5lb penalty may not stop him this afternoon.

100/30

1st

4

(17)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Chazzesmee

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

Yard has had a good record in this race over the years and progressive, lightly-raced 6yo looks a likely type; won at Naas on heavy before fine second over C&D on better ground over Derby weekend; absence since is not a concern.

5/1

2nd

6

(1)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Chazzesmee

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

in touch with leaders on inner, switched left under 2f out, pushed along when switched right inside final furlong, ran on well against far rail and went second towards finish

13/2

Form: 750-07 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Course winner; well held on Flat return at Galway last month; slowly away when beaten 5l here earlier in the month; needs to build on that and looks a bit high in the weights at present.

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2nd

6

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Thefaithfulindian

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Three-time Flat winner whose losing run goes back to 2020; well held in that discipline recently after a lengthy break but could strip fitter here and can make a case on some of her hurdling form (0-12).

8/1

8th

8

(12)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

20:00 Down Royal

Thefaithfulindian

9st 7lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

dwelt start, towards rear

33/1

Form: 133432 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has been running well all year; no match for impressive winner at Naas last week but beat the rest of the field when given plenty to do and can give another good account here.

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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

Form: 109004

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Had been struggling since a win at Leopardstown early in the campaign but bounced back to form at that venue when fourth on Saturday; only 2lb above last winning mark and can go well again.

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7th

16

(11)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

New Moon Rising

9st 10lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

midfield, headway over 3f out, soon pressed leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon no extra when wandered around, weakened over 1f out

10/1

4th

15

(16)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

New Moon Rising

9st 1lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

hampered start, pushed along early, in rear, headway on outer into midfield 4f out, prominent when edged right 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well and went third towards finish, hard ridden and lost third final strides

20/1

10th

4

(13)

2nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

18:40 Down Royal

New Moon Rising

10st 0lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: John C McConnell

prominent early, dropped to midfield before halfway, pushed along when hung left under 4f out, ridden 3f out, outpaced when bit short of room under 2f out, soon weakened

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 013860

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Enjoys an ease in the ground but was well held over this trip on soft ground last week; still feasibly treated if he can put that behind him.

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12th

15

(14)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Kodiac Prince

9st 2lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Thomas Cleary

Won back-to-back handicaps last June, now back just below his last winning mark; no sign of his best form on his last seven starts last season.

25/1

13th

3

(8)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Listowel

Kodiac Prince

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Thomas Cleary

Won back-to-back earlier in the summer and is coming back down towards his last winning mark but no real signs of a revival of late; handles conditions and has a squeak.

14/1

8th

7

(14)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:20 Punchestown

Kodiac Prince

9st 10lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Thomas Cleary

Was in fine form earlier this season, winning at Curragh and Gowran; held by the handicapper since although recent efforts have been over 1m2f which stretches him; back at probably his best trip here so don't rule out; draw not great.

10/1

14/1

Form: 478092

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner (four on turf) and effective on testing ground; proved he can be effective at this trip when runner-up at Dundalk earlier in the month and feasibly treated on last year's form.

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1st

9

(6)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 64y

17:15 Roscommon

Khafaaq

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

raced in second, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, easily

5/2

3rd

7

(4)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 123y

20:20 Galway

Khafaaq

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Up an aggregate 13lb after two wins and two seconds from last four starts, but still lower than when running at this meeting 12 month ago; could feature again having won with a bit to spare over 1m at Limerick in June.

9/2

1st

2

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Limerick

Khafaaq

10st 0lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, headway when pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on

8/1

10th
10 (24)
Chilean

25/1

Form: 0/0043

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

No wins since a heavy ground Group 3 success at Longchamp in 2018; not beaten far in a couple of runs at Killarney and Galway this summer; down 2lb and has each-way claims.

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12th

15

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Chilean

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Luke Comer

Group 3 winner in France (heavy); those days are long gone but his latest fourth at Bellewstown (1m4f; behind Enquire Within) was a solid effort.

14/1

4th

18

(16)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

17:10 Bellewstown

Chilean

9st 1lb

T: Luke Comer

midfield

16th

12

(18)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:10 Navan

Chilean

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Luke Comer

Close third in a Leopardstown handicap in May; best effort since when staying on in a 1m6f Curragh handicap last time; each-way chance.

12/1

20/1

Form: 769544

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back over 7f last year; hinting at a return to form of late and now 4lb below her last winning mark; not ruled out.

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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

40/1

Form: 68878

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Beaten roughly 7l on handicap debut on her penultimate run but well below form on soft since and mark looks high enough for now.

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9th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 120y

18:20 Tramore

Sefarina

10st 6lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Patrick J Duffy

Showed some initial ability on the Flat; well beaten on her hurdles debut at Tipperary and an unlikely player here.

66/1

13th

14

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tipperary

Sefarina

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Patrick J Duffy

Useful Flat pedigree, first of her six starts for Jack Davison was her best; no appeal at this stage.

25/1

12th

21

(2)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Sefarina

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Jack W Davison

towards rear, pushed along when some headway from over 3f out, ridden into midfield against far rail under 3f out, no extra final furlong, made no impression

40/1

Form: 900862 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form when runner-up at Killarney 16 days ago; return to further will suit and handles testing ground.

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4

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Newgirlintown

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gerard O’Leary

Ratled 73 on Flat but shown nothing in two hurdle starts.

33/1

11th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Newgirlintown

11st 5lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, towards rear after 5th

25/1

2

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:50 Clonmel

Newgirlintown

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

led, headed when fell 2nd

6/1

14th
19 (3)
Rotolo

20/1

Form: 00620

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Only beaten half a length when runner-up at Naas (1m2f, soft) on handicap debut in July; not at that sort of level when 10th of 15 over the same C&D last week; needs to bounce back.

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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

10th

7

(20)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 110y

17:30 Tipperary

Rotolo

9st 9lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: W T Farrell

towards rear of midfield

25/1

14th

19

(3)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Rotolo

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: W T Farrell

prominent early, in touch with leaders when pushed along over 3f out, weakening when ridden and no impression over 2f out

20/1

Form: 858752 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden beaten a neck at Killarney earlier this month; 5lb rise to cope with and this looks tougher but less exposed than most.

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4

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

13:10 Clonmel

Chatterbox

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: John Joseph Murphy

Touched off in a couple of Flat handicaps at Killarney; would have been placed but for a last flight fall at Limerick last month; more needed here.

33/1

0

2

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

Chatterbox

11st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: John Joseph Murphy

took keen hold, towards rear, headway 3 out

12/1

18th

22

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Chatterbox

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: John Joseph Murphy

towards rear throughout

33/1

Form: 8660

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Promise in maidens but was beaten 20l on handicap debut earlier this month; return to shorter might help but mark looks high enough.

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1st

7

(7)

19th May 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

18:20 Leopardstown

Musical Rhapsody

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

soon midfield, bit short of room over 2f out, soon pushed along and headway when switched right, ridden and ran on well from over 1f out, led final strides

8/1

1st

3

(1)

1st Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:42 Dundalk (AW)

Musical Rhapsody

9st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, ridden when headway towards far side over 1f out, led final 110yds, kept on well

12/1

8th

12

(3)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Musical Rhapsody

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

disputed lead early, prominent after 2f

12/1

Form: 121354

Last run: 137 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won twice on AW at the start of the year; best form is on better ground and off 137 days.

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9th

12

(17)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Evening Verse

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

C&D winner last year who needs to improve on this year's turf form; wide draw a negative.

10/1

7th

9

(19)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

19:10 Gowran Park

Evening Verse

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

Both wins have come on AW, penultimate turf run at Cork was a solid one, trip probably too far at Ballinrobe last time; other preferred.

12/1

Form: /50041 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Eyecatcher at Dundalk before getting off the mark at the 12th attempt at Leopardstown last week; 7lb penalty to carry but can give another good account.

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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

20/1

Form: -00706

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Beaten roughly 4l in a Killarney handicap earlier this month; might need to come down in the weights.

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10th

6

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Lingfield (AW)

Ju Ju Gabor

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Roger Ingram

Unplaced in ten runs in Ireland and finished last of nine on her stable debut at Chelmsford three weeks ago (1m); cheekpieces need to have a dramatic effect if she's to win this from the outside stall.

25/1

9th

4

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Ju Ju Gabor

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Roger Ingram

Ex-Irish maiden; not easily recommended on her stable debut after four months off but this will at least be easier than she's used to.

16/1

9th

9

(3)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 31y

19:05 Killarney

Ju Ju Gabor

9st 5lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Richard Anthony Foley

prominent

25/1

Form: 6080

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Four-race maiden tailed off on handicap bow last month when 50-1; drops in trip.

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11th

3

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 202y

15:25 Thurles

Portarlington

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: David Kenneth Budds

Maiden has put in a few fair runs in Flat handicaps and having fallen in first two handicap hurdles much better effort at Killarney recently, making most when third; more needed here though.

7/1

3rd

4

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Portarlington

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: David Kenneth Budds

Maiden has put in a few fair runs in Flat handicaps; faller on both starts in handicap hurdles but was single-figure odds each time.

8/1

21th
12 (9)
Manwal

40/1

Form: 5-0500

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in maidens; struggled on handicap debut in August and well below form in a maiden last time but not one to rule out; needs to prove he's as good on this ground.

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0

17

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Manwal

11st 10lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: V C Ward

Reserve; makes handicap debut after showing little in maidens and his recent Flat form has been forgettable.

10th

10

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Manwal

12st 0lb

J: Abigail Reilly

T: V C Ward

Rated 42, regressive.

33/1

12th

13

(16)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 175y

19:10 Down Royal

Manwal

8st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: V C Ward

Regressive maiden and can't make a case for him on this year's form.

33/1

Form: /8/11-

Last run: 426 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Won her last two Flat starts, both at Tipperary over an extended 1m4f; was a beaten favourite when last seen over timber and off for more than a year; might find this trip too sharp on return; tongue-tie on.

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11th

9

1st Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 199y

15:35 Thurles

Future Romance

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Dual winner of Tipperary Flat handicaps in 2021 but was returning from year's absence when never sighted at the Curragh in October; relatively unexposed over hurdles, needs to settle better.

14/1

22th

11

(27)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Future Romance

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

dwelt start, in rear, minor headway but no impression when nudged along 3f out, eased inside final furlong

22/1

5th

6

5th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:20 Galway

Future Romance

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Was running an okay race when falling two out in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in November and not seen until winning a pair of 1m4f Flat handicaps at Tipperary over the summer; should be well capable of doing a lot of damage off a hurdles mark of 86 and hard to look past.

6/4

23th
22 (19)
White Strand

33/1

Form: 698200

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

0-6; went close on his handicap debut when beaten roughly 1l but well held up in trip twice since; not sure to appreciate 1m2f.

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10th

16

(16)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 115y

20:10 Tipperary

White Strand

9st 12lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: T Hogan

midfield

20/1

11th

8

(4)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 126y

19:40 Ballinrobe

White Strand

9st 7lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: T Hogan

Not easy to make a case for this one, well-held on seasonal return behind Riyami; no headgear today.

50/1

50/1

Form: 350934

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden but has gone close in his last couple of starts including back in handicap company earlier this month; ought to go well back up in trip.

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0

6

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Men Of Dreams

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in June; poor form in three runs since and no signs of a revival when tailed off at Punchestown last month; hard to recommend on chase debut.

33/1

15th

3

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Men Of Dreams

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J F Levins

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, dropped to midfield after 3rd, almost fell 6th, soon weakened and dropped to rear, tailed off

25/1

33/1

Form: 643805

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden; all her best form is over shorter on better ground than what she will get here; needs to step up on latest effort at Killarney.

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

11th

3

(10)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Butterfly Island

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Liam Bailey

Exposed maiden; this belated return to 6f isn't enough to tempt today.

33/1

7th

10

(11)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Butterfly Island

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Liam Bailey

Regressive filly who has been safely held in some recent classified races on turf and is now 0-24; has often worn blinkers or cheekpieces; visor given a whirl tonight.

20/1

Form: 0/060-

Last run: 366 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Out of form over timber when last seen and it's been a while since he's shown he can compete on the Flat; enough to prove; off 218 days with tongue-tie fitted.

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10th

6

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Call Me Rocky

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Largely consistent during his summer/autumn spell with Milton Harris, winning twice (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft); not written off but he was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft).

20/1

0

8

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Call Me Rocky

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

led narrowly, hit and headed 4 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up after 3 out

10/1

4th

4

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Call Me Rocky

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Hit the ground running for this yard with two wins in July (good/good to soft) and after a blip he's been back in good form the last twice; no reason why he shouldn't be in the thick of things.

7/2

Form: 94-390

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; no wins since 2016 and best recent Flat form has come over further.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Contrapposto

11st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

Sole win over hurdles came at Cheltenham in late 2022; better for recent Cork comeback run but others preferred.

25/1

6th

8

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Contrapposto

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 3 out, disputing third 2 out, weakened run-in

40/1

14th

14

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Contrapposto

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: R Donohoe

towards rear

14/1

Form: -87300

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; six-race maiden and doesn't look well treated on anything he's done so far.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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16

(3)

19th May 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

Songline

9st 4lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Sarah Lynam

His third at Cork last May remains his sole placed effort and he hasn't gone on from there; opposable at the minute.

25/1

10th

8

(5)

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:10 Tipperary

Songline

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Sarah Lynam

Has failed to build on third behind good yardstick Urban Oasis at Cork last May; finished 4l behind fifth-placed Anycity in a 1m2f contest at Navan on seasonal debut.

20/1

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