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18:00 Dundalk (AW)

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 793913 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Gained a third turf success on his penultimate outing and placed on his sole AW outing (over C&D); not beaten far last week and can go well again from 2lb higher.

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5th

5

(15)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Rough Diamond

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

Low-key turf return and wasn't really firing on AW through the winter; 8lb below last winning mark now and possible first-time cheekpieces can spark a revival.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 047214 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a career-low mark when getting his head back in front at Laytown last month and it was a creditable effort in defeat at the Curragh when beaten 3l subsequently; has some solid form on AW including a C&D win and can go well here.

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7th

8

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Dream Today

9st 8lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won back-to-back over 6f on AW this winter; no turf wins since 2021 but operating from his lower turf mark here; below form at Lingfield (AW) when last seen and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

12/1

9th

9

(1)

29th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Dream Today

9st 6lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Fine servant for this yard, winning four handicaps at Dundalk and also twice successful on the beach at Laytown; finished behind Daamberdiplomat at Dundalk five weeks ago; should run his race but perhaps vulnerable in this field.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 0-5508

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Five-time AW winner (one on Polytrack); went close in first two starts for this yard, including over C&D but lesser efforts twice since at 7f; dropped another 1lb and return to 6f will suit.

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9th

8

(11)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Final Voyage

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: J P Murtagh

Landed the Vase Mile at Lingfield on Good Friday last year; beaten only narrowly by Kingdom Come at Wolverhampton most recently, producing a career-best effort; possibilities, despite career-high mark.

12/1

2nd

7

(11)

9th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Final Voyage

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: J P Murtagh

held up in rear

9/2

1st

3

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 0f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Final Voyage

9st 8lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

dwelt start, raced in last, headway from over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish

11/2

Form: 110603 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back on turf in July and solid return to form over 7f here when last seen three weeks ago; probably needs career best to land this though and his very best form is at 7f.

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4th

1

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

14:35 Bellewstown

Ampeson

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, still plenty to do 2f out, kept on from 1f out, went fourth towards finish, never near to challenge

7/2

1st

1

(4)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Ampeson

10st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway but short of room on inner from 2f out, switched left and challenging inside final furlong, ran on well and led towards finish

8/1

4th

7

(11)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

16:35 Leopardstown

Ampeson

9st 6lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

Better horse on AW rated 88 as opposed to 77 on turf; still holds some sort of chance in theory if he managed to run up to that rating.

8/1

12/1

Form: 301206 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

7f course win here in July and wasn't beaten far in France before a lesser effort on turf; however, ran with credit beaten roughly 3l here three weeks ago; the main concern is 6f, with the best of his form at 7f.

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5th

2

(2)

1st Feb 2023

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0m 7f 0y

16:37 Dundalk (AW)

J J Jumbo

9st 4lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

Sole win came over C&D from 5lb lower in July; has run some creditable races in defeat since but possibly a bit high in the handicap for now.

8/1

5th

3

(14)

20th Jan 2023

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1m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

J J Jumbo

10st 1lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: D J Bunyan

Up in trip; course winner back in July over 7f; disappointing effort over 6f last time out, but had been running respectably prior to that; needs to improve for the extra distance.

28/1

10th

2

(8)

25th Nov 2022

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0m 6f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

J J Jumbo

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: D J Bunyan

7f course winner in July and ran well on AW at Deauville the following month; not beaten far on his last two visits here, and was taking on stronger opposition than this last time

10/1

Form: 309440 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won three for Mick Appleby in Britain including two on AW (one on Polytrack); creditable efforts earlier in the season but has gone off the boil a bit since; 5lb above last winning mark.

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3rd

3

(3)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:10 Tipperary

Warrior Brave

9st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led, faced challenge 2f out, headed and lost two places final 110yds, soon no extra

13/8

1st

6

(6)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

20:00 Naas

Warrior Brave

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ross O’Sullivan

made virtually all, ridden clear 1f out, ran on well and went further clear inside final furlong

9/1

Form: 203411 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Arrives bidding for a hat-trick having followed up a C&D success with a 5f Navan win last week; shoved up 8lb and that factor, combined with the worst of the draw, might be enough to stop him.

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8th

9

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Mickey The Steel

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Gained two heavy-ground wins late last season and form so far this term just okay; fair bit to find although handicapper relenting.

12/1

7th

3

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

in touch with leaders on far side of group, brief headway and prominent under 2f out, weakened 1f out

12/1

9th

3

(1)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Cork

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Up 9lb for two wins at the end of last season; never really got into it behind Real Force at the Curragh but likely to fare better here; trip and ground are an obvious plus.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 003438 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Beaten 6l when last seen at York earlier this month; 0-9 on AW but has gone close over this C&D including when runner-up in this race last year from 3lb higher; could get involved again but his hold-up style isn't well suited to this venue.

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3rd

3

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Laugh A Minute

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

An eight-time winner over shorter, including last time at Naas over 6f; has placed form at this trip too and on heavy ground; should be capable of a big run.

100/30

1st

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Laugh A Minute

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway on far side of group from under 2f out, led final strides

8/1

Form: 220230 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

4-11 on AW but all his best form is at 7f/1m and he was below form at Leopardstown last month; looks high in the weights at present.

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6th

3

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

San Andreas

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Very useful six-time Dundalk winner with a modest 2-29 strike rate on turf, though often placed; rated 10lb inferior to stablemate Jumbly; up against it.

12/1

5th

3

(7)

26th Jan 2024

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1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

San Andreas

9st 6lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

started quickly, took keen hold, led, headed and pressed leader over 7f out, led again from 4f out

4/1

1st

3

(2)

19th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

San Andreas

9st 5lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

made all, nudged along and went clear over 1f out, easily

1/10

10th
13 (12)
Adams Barbour

10/1

Form: 527597 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Seven-time course winner including twice at this trip; 2lb out of the handicap for this assignment though.

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7th

12

(9)

16th Feb 2024

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0m 5f 0y

15:47 Dundalk (AW)

Adams Barbour

8st 8lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Lee Smyth

midfield, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

20/1

9th

8

(4)

14th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

14:40 Dundalk (AW)

Adams Barbour

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Lee Smyth

Losing run goes back to a course hat-trick in January/February 2022; out of the money on his last seven visits to this track, a majority of them over 5f; plenty to find at this stage.

16/1

12th

8

(12)

26th Jan 2024

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0m 5f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Adams Barbour

9st 2lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Lee Smyth

Losing run goes back to a course hat-trick two years ago; not a bad run when beaten roughly 3l over C&D last month and eased 1lb; very well treated if he can build on that.

7/1

Form: 223613 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Some good runs in defeat at this venue last winter before getting off the mark in a Fairyhouse maiden; big run in defeat at Gowran last time and ought to go well here from 3lb lower returning to 6f.

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5th

2

(6)

5th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Hypernova

9st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced centre, prominent, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong

12/1

5th

6

(6)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

17:55 Fairyhouse

Hypernova

8st 11lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Sole win in 17 starts came in a C&D maiden last July; was regressive at Dundalk over the winter and was poor in a Tipperary claimer last time; blinkers have to revitalise.

12/1

6th

6

(14)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 110y

16:45 Tipperary

Hypernova

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent on outer, pushed along when raced wide over 2f out

5/1

8/1

Form: 956806 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Four-time turf winner and runner-up twice on Polytrack in Britain; below form at Cork last month and needs to bounce back.

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12th

12

(2)

28th Oct 2022

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0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Goodnight Girl

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Sarah Lynam

Four-time turf winner and runner-up twice on Polytrack in Britain; below form at Cork last month and needs to bounce back.

8/1

6th

2

(8)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:35 Cork

Goodnight Girl

10st 2lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Sarah Lynam

prominent, pushed along 2f out, soon lost position, well held final furlong

12/1

20th

15

(18)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Goodnight Girl

8st 7lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Sarah Lynam

prominent, slightly hampered after 2f, lost position halfway, pushed along in rear under 2f out, eased inside final furlong (jockey said mare ran short of room after two furlongs)

25/1

Form: 354100

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Gained first win since 2018 debut with a Limerick (1m) success in April; struggled twice since and all his best recent form is over further.

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12th

11

(16)

4th Nov 2022

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1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Breaking Story

8st 10lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent, went second after 3f

25/1

13th

9

(5)

28th Oct 2022

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0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Breaking Story

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Richard John O’Brien

Gained first win since 2018 debut with a Limerick (1m) success in April; struggled twice since and all his best recent form is over further.

16/1

11th

5

(6)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Breaking Story

9st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Richard John O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, never on terms

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €551.00
Straight Forecast €409.30
Tricast €5395.10
Trifecta €11242.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hypernova

POSTDATA:

Mickey The Steel

TOPSPEED:

Adams Barbour

The Irish Sun:

Dream Today

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hypernova