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17:30 Dundalk (AW)

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  • 1m 4f 0y
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William Hill Play Responsibly Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.10
  • Place: £4.60

Form: 082250

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Maiden has run well a number of times including over C&D; three solid runs in defeat on turf over the summer before a lesser run on easy ground last time; could bounce back.

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10th

8

(8)

15th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

10st 2lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: M J Tynan

Two time track winner for Bill Farrell; placed in a pair of good 1m4f handicaps here in the autumn; one for the shortlist on his stable debut after three month absence.

7/1

6th

9

(11)

1st Dec 2023

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2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: W T Farrell

1m4f winner here in March and good placed efforts last three starts in similar events; first attempt at this extended trip and could go well if seeing it out.

6/1

3rd

5

(12)

13th Oct 2023

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1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: W T Farrell

C&D winner in March and returning to form of late with two narrow defeats over C&D; however, finds himself on his highest mark for some time; solid each-way contender.

13/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -92124 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

A generally consistent sort won the Ladies' Derby at the Curragh in July over this trip and solid runs in defeat since; run respectably if handling this surface.

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3rd

8

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Extensio

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: P F O’Donnell

Runner-up this summer over 1m7f at Leopardstown and 2m at the Curragh, before winning a maiden hurdle in August and well on top in a 2m handicap at Clonmel 16 days ago; gained first run on strong-finishing Sheishybrid in the latter; up the weights but he's an in-form candidate who needs respect.

6/1

1st

7

(5)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Extensio

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: P F O’Donnell

raced in second, pushed along to lead under 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, easily

9/2

1st

2

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 7f 58y

18:00 Roscommon

Extensio

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: P F O’Donnell

Useful Flat horse was second in staying h'caps last twice in that sphere and is rated 74; could run well on hurdling bow.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4631-1 C

Last run: 289 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Signed off the last winter season here with a pair of wins over 2m; however, is versatile trip-wise and is capable of going well if ready after his break.

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9th

4

(9)

29th Sep 2023

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1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Adamaris

10st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Campaigned mostly over hurdles since joining Adrian Keatley; was booked for second-place (at best) when taking a late fall at Southwell three weeks ago; switches back to the Flat in a newly applied visor; was previously effective on the AW at Dundalk, but difficult to know what to expect.

9/1

0

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:48 Southwell

Adamaris

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won a Market Rasen handicap (2m, good) on his second run for this yard and was a close second there (soft) next time; his form cooled at Perth (2m4f) 19 days ago but he didn't seem to get home at that new trip and has leading form claims back in a 2m novice; respected.

9/4

6th

2

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

17:06 Perth

Adamaris

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Ex-Irish; two good hurdle runs over 2m at Market Rasen for present yard (good/soft), the latest with cheekpieces back on; not a certain stayer on first run at 2m4f.

5/1

4th
4 (15)
Firstman

6/1

Form: 612215 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner, including over 1m2f here last year; won twice on turf over the summer at this trip and not a bad effort at the Curragh last time; should run well, though wide draw isn't a help.

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5th

1

(7)

15th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Firstman

10st 6lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: A J Martin

Won here over 1m4f in late 2022, hasn't run since good run in 1m6f Curragh handicap last June; inadequate trip and best watched.

12/1

Form: 104866 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in a 1m2f handicap here in August but hasn't been anywhere near that level since and has questions to answer.

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13th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Ghumama

11st 0lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, jumped left 1st, jumped left 2nd

33/1

12th

5

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Ghumama

11st 9lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, slow jump 2nd

33/1

9th

8

(12)

15th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Ghumama

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Dual course winner over the extended 1m2f; stable had a fine record in these events, but she needs to step up on recent form over further than this

10/1

5/1

Form: 1/11-6 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Shot up the handicap after two C&D wins last year; then went missing until a satisfactory return over 1m2f here three weeks ago; can improve from that and be competitive.

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12th

1

(14)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Turf Range

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: D Broad

For wins here including three over C&D; below best in light winter campaign but handicapper giving him a chance and drops in grade.

9/1

7th
3 (6)
Zileo

14/1

Form: 090000

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won on soft ground in France last year and a fine run over C&D for this yard last October off 90; has been poor on turf over the summer and return to here has to re-ignite the spark.

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8th

8

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

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2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders, led after 4f

16/1

7th

3

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: M Halford & T Collins

Three runner-up finishes on turf this year, two of them over further than this; has failed to show his best form at this venue and it looked as if he needed further when sixth over C&D four weeks ago; on a positive note, his yard is in excellent form.

5/1

6th

4

(15)

1st Nov 2023

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1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

10st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Stays a lot further and plenty of placed form on turf, including three runner-up finishes this year; not shown his best at this venue albeit not had that many goes here.

12/1

Form: 361-70 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won a Roscommon Flat handicap and 3yo maiden hurdle last year; was poor on the Flat when last seen but is a former C&D runner-up; needs his best.

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4th

5

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Too Bright

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won C&D beginners' before decent 3rd in handicap here; however, has questions to answer after a poor Tipperary run and yard has gone a bit quiet.

9/1

5th

4

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:05 Tipperary

Too Bright

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Had become a frustrating operator prior to Kilbeggan beginners win, and backed it up with another decent third at same 15-days ago, although his jumping was a bit suspect at times in the latter; his rating alone, allied with his rider's valuable 5lb claim, suggests big things here, and it will be no surprise if he lands the top step of the podium.

3/1

Form: 0-0857

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

First reserve; three-time winner on fast turf was below her best on soft ground last time but is of some interest off a reduced mark making AW debut.

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5th

4

(10)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

19:10 Gowran Park

Shona Mea

9st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Three-time winner here including this event in 2021 off 60 and when getting up on post over 1m in May off same mark; struggled a bit since but clearly has to be respected given her record here.

9/2

5th

3

(21)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Shona Mea

10st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Three-time winner at Gowran and also successful here; only beaten 2l over C&D when fifth to Vidala two starts back; draw won't make life easy.

12/1

6th

1

(12)

18th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Gowran Park

Shona Mea

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders

5/1

Form: -21786 CD

Last run: 97 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Useful dual-purpose mare gained her sole Flat win over C&D in February off a 10lb lower mark; has struggled a bit off higher marks since and might find a few too strong again.

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3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Hidden Land

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent

16/1

6th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

15:55 Punchestown

Hidden Land

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Andrew Kinirons

Well beaten in a pair of handicap hurdles after a fruitless spell at Dundalk; others appeal much more.

25/1

Form: 189012 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Scored over 1m2f here last month before a fine run in defeat over the same trip a week later; now 6lb above winning mark; unproven over this trip but go well if staying.

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15th

14

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Mads Black Eights

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Turf and AW winner for Matthew Smith but struggled last season and well beaten on stable debut at Dundalk in February; others preferred.

25/1

11th

14

(2)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mads Black Eights

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

in touch with leaders

16/1

25/1

Form: 777000 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Sole win came on soft last year when trained in the UK; has been regressive for this yard, including at this track and is difficult to fancy.

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0

8

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Meritorious

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Thomas Dowling

Won a 1m4f handicap at Newmarket in 2021 when trained by the Gosdens; no success during a spell with John McConnell; not far behind Camino Rock when fifth in a 2m3f maiden at Kilbeggan in August; most recent run was on the Flat; makes stable debut.

16/1

14/1

Form: 613270 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won over a similar trip to this at Tipperary in May and some fine runs in defeat since, including over hurdles; however, was below form last time and makes AW debut; tough draw.

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5

(9)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

17:05 Navan

Secret Sea

10st 0lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Eoin Doyle

Both Flat wins have been over further and on better ground; lacks a recent run and may need this.

14/1

5th

5

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:10 Thurles

Secret Sea

11st 11lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Eoin Doyle

Won a Flat handicap at Tipperary in May and generally in good form over the summer; returning from a couple of sub-standard Flat efforts last month at the Curragh and Dundalk but cannot be discounted.

8/1

13th

8

(17)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Secret Sea

9st 10lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Eoin Doyle

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

14/1

Form: 106736

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner got off the mark on the Flat at Bellewstown in April over 1m6f; might need further than this nowadays.

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10th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Fox Fearless

11st 7lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

towards rear, not fluent 3rd, headway into midfield 5th, awkward jump 6th

28/1

15th

8

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Fox Fearless

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tracy

T: Oliver McKiernan

Tailed off in last two handicap hurdles and has a sizeable absence to defy; 5th in this last year.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-3904

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; sole win came at Nottingham in 2016; not a bad hurdle run last month; due to run here 5.40 Wednesday.

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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

Form: 654606

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; some decent runs in maidens here but hadn't progressed in turf handicaps; should have improved from comeback run here, though.

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12th

13

(8)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ballycommon Chapel

8st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: P Cluskey

Winless in 15 starts; ran okay in a C&D handicap last month but plenty more needed.

25/1

7th

13

(14)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ballycommon Chapel

8st 13lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: P Cluskey

midfield, switched left under 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

25/1

13th

9

(1)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ballycommon Chapel

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: P Cluskey

Maiden hasn't delivered on her early promise and poor over hurdles lately, so passed over.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta €959.00
Straight Forecast €653.20
Tricast €4913.70
Trifecta €5273.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Zileo

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hidden Land

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