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17:35 Galway

Soft

Front Door 4-Y-O Fillies (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

  • Prize money: £5210.08
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • 12 runners
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Front Door 4-Y-O Fillies (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £32.70
  • Place: £4.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Milan filly from a German family that has produced a high-class sort in Catch Me, winner of 12 races for Edward O'Grady, and another very useful performer Cash And Go.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

15

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

Mi Lucky Cailin

10st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: William J McLernon

Galway bumper winner on debut in 2022; runner-up on her last three maiden hurdle starts; tough task against so many winners.

16/1

2nd

7

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Naas

Mi Lucky Cailin

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: William J McLernon

Found life difficult after winning a Galway bumper on debut in 2022; runner-up in a mares' maiden at Naas in December to the useful Only By Night, after today's rival Magic Dawn unseated at the last when lying second; again second to a useful sort at Fairyhouse last time.

12/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam unraced half-sister to very useful types Abolitionist and Askanna, out of a half-sister to high-class Racing Demon; made a favourable impression when winning a maiden point for Harley Dunne at Monksgrange in March; could be hard to beat.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Mel Monroe

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, jumped left 6th, disputed lead 5 out, mistake 3 out, raced in second when mistake and fell 2 out

3/1

17

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Mel Monroe

10st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Ran well over 2m4f here in October but this is a stiffer assignment and she has shown no further progress, well-held third to notable stablemate at Navan (Listed) most recently; sole win over hurdles came in an ordinary race last summer; others preferred.

50/1

3rd

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Mel Monroe

10st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, challenging before 2 out, outpaced and lost second approaching last, kept on

9/2

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6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Did not enjoy the best of fortune when a beaten favourite on debut bumper at Tipperary; quite feasible that he can turn the tables on third-placed I Am Shadow; also renewing rivalry now with the sixth-placed Fortunate Lighting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 11y

17:35 Galway

Fox In The Park

11st 5lb

J: Mr P A King

T: P M J Doyle

Did not enjoy the best of fortune when a beaten favourite on debut bumper at Tipperary; quite feasible that he can turn the tables on third-placed I Am Shadow; also renewing rivalry now with the sixth-placed Fortunate Lighting.

6/1

5th

9

2nd Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Tipperary

Fox In The Park

11st 5lb

J: Mr P A King

T: P M J Doyle

in touch with leaders, not clear run 4f out, switched right under 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, not reach leaders

16/1

Form: 77-243

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second here in July, has confirmed a fair standard of form in bumpers and at Ballinrobe and Tipperary but appears vulnerable in competition with less exposed types; not guaranteed to uphold Tipperary form with Fox In The Park or Fortunate Lighting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

25th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 105y

15:20 Roscommon

I Am Shadow

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 1st, not fluent 8th, headed when hung right after 3 out, soon weakened gradually

14/1

7th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

I Am Shadow

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Off the mark in bumpers at the ninth attempt in 2m2f Sligo mares' contest last month, not really needing to improve on previous solid form; nicely bred sort should make her mark over hurdles.

8/1

Form: 6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Can be expected to improve from her first run at Tipperary, though not certain to reverse form with I Am Shadow and Fox In The Park.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Fortunate Lighting

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, no impression from 2 out, not fluent last

9/1

1st

4

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Galway

Fortunate Lighting

11st 11lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders

16/1

25/1

Form:

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to trainer's useful Jeremy's Flame; ran green on debut at Punchestown and now hooded; will probably need more experience.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:22 Wexford

Soldaro

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear

9/1

6th

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Soldaro

12st 4lb

J: Mr B T Stone

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner last year and put up some decent beginners' chase runs before pulled-up last time; chance if rebounding.

10/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Introduced in a valuable sales race at Fairyhouse in April, should be more mature now, but others have far stronger claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Parkrunner

11st 12lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Peter John Flood

Minor promise in bumpers but nothing as yet hurdling, pulled up after being hampered early at Fairyhouse on latest; cheekpieces now tried.

66/1

20

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Fairyhouse

Parkrunner

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Peter John Flood

Minor promise in bumpers; has struggled with his jumping in two hurdle starts and unseated last week; new headgear combination.

50/1

11

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

14:32 Naas

Parkrunner

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Peter John Flood

in rear, not fluent 4th, jumped right and unseated rider 5th

66/1

Form: 4 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Never got close enough to mount a serious challenge over C&D on debut; strong favourite then, but it might be a mistake to read too much into that, given the general popularity of the yard's bumper runners; open to improvement all the same.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Coastguard Lady

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Hasn't completed on both chase outings, some maiden hurdle form to recommend; hard to fancy.

16/1

Form: 06

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Can be left out of calculations judged on outings at Roscommon and Tramore.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 11y

17:35 Galway

Rouge Ruby

11st 5lb

J: Mr E Middleton

T: Roy W Tector

Can be left out of calculations judged on outings at Roscommon and Tramore.

100/1

6th

8

13th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:15 Tramore

Rouge Ruby

11st 6lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Roy W Tector

prominent, lost position after 6f, ridden but weakened from over 3f out

20/1

11th

14

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 90y

20:30 Roscommon

Rouge Ruby

11st 7lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Roy W Tector

never better than mid-division, pushed along towards rear 5f out, ridden and minor headway from over 1f out, never dangerous

50/1

25/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-related filly, unable to make any impact when 20-1 on debut at Fairyhouse in April; may need more time and experience.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

9

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

13:57 Punchestown

Watermark

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

midfield

150/1

8th

8

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Punchestown

Watermark

11st 11lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: W J Burke

Twice-raced in bumpers and has made little impact, she is likely one for further down the line.

50/1

10th

12

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 11y

17:35 Galway

Watermark

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: W J Burke

Well-related filly, unable to make any impact when 20-1 on debut at Fairyhouse in April; may need more time and experience.

25/1

Form: 045

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair fourth at Listowel on his second run over hurdles; more recent bumper run at Fairyhouse was not so encouraging.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

13

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Rathnaleen Zoey

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

25/1

7th

16

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Rathnaleen Zoey

10st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, lost ground 4th, not fluent 5th

33/1

12th

9

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Rathnaleen Zoey

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

disputed lead, headed but prominent 3rd

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat pedigree, but half-sister to a hurdles winner in France; trainer capable of having one ready to win first time out; useful 7lb claimed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

21th

23

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

14:35 Naas

Theretirementfund

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Well beaten in bumpers at Galway and Limerick; no apparent chance on her hurdles debut;

66/1

8th

8

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

Theretirementfund

11st 11lb

J: Miss E Cody

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Looked reluctant on Galway debut and was struggling a long way from home; cheekpieces on now, transformation needed.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €4474.00
Straight Forecast €1310.70
Trifecta €8713.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mel Monroe

POSTDATA:

I Am Shadow

The Irish Sun:

Mel Monroe