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William Hill Pick Your Places Apprentice Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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William Hill Pick Your Places Apprentice Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 728462 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Can often come in for support; couldn't knock his return to form over 7f here on latest, not quite trouble winner; RPRs in 70s over at least 1m1f this season so should go very close here under the same rider as last time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

11

(13)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Jaafel

9st 1lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Four-time AW winner who is 0-20 on turf; beaten in a claimer before joining this yard and he was well beaten in a 1m2f handicap at Cork two weeks ago; might not have liked the soft ground but he's not crying out to be backed.

14/1

11th

8

(3)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Jaafel

8st 13lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

The money was down on this four-time AW winner last time when runner-up in Dundalk claimer under Davis (nine-day whip ban) who was training him at the time; moderate enough record on turf so surprise were he attract support in this company on stable debut.

10/1

2nd

5

(4)

15th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Jaafel

10st 2lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Sean Davis

Four-time winner on this surface, including over this trip; close fourth in a 1m4f claimer for James McAuley here in December when last seen; could go close.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 000703

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Hadn't been setting world alight on Turf but 10s, far more like it in pleasing 1l third here on latest; rider going well and definite chance albeit 2lb wrong.

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14th

18

(8)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 175y

16:10 Bellewstown

Leclerc

9st 5lb

T: Adrian McGuinness

Third reserve; lost his way this term.

11th

10

(4)

18th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Gowran Park

Leclerc

8st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent

25/1

13th

7

(5)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:07 Listowel

Leclerc

9st 4lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders

33/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 138401 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Not sure how she was 20s at Bellewstown (duly flopped) as she's usually prominent in market and won twice over C&D this year, with a little style on latest; that was straightforward but might be found out by the 5lb rise in reasonable race.

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5th

5

(10)

8th Sep 2023

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Ellabella

9st 12lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

prominent

10/1

18th

1

(16)

19th May 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Ellabella

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Andrew McNamara

Useful AW performer who won on her penultimate start but yet to show anything like the same level of form on turf; beaten 14l at Gowran last week.

25/1

7th

8

(4)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:05 Gowran Park

Ellabella

8st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, soon raced in second, ridden and outpaced under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

6/1

Form: 590006 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Found it tough this year and surprising she was 6s on stable debut lately but evidently she had been working well and certainly weighted to win again; that was mildly encouraging and crack youngster takes over (eye-catching 3-14 for this yard this year, most of the rest placed).

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14th

9

(4)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Malaysian

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: H D McGuigan

C&D winner in 2022 and ran well in defeat in two of her three subsequent runs but likely to need this after 420 days off.

33/1

5th

7

(7)

10th Feb 2023

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1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Malaysian

9st 8lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: H D McGuigan

C&D winner in December and even better form in defeat when beaten 1l over 7f a week later; disappointed over C&D last time out but remains on a workable mark if she can bounce back.

7/1

9th

8

(3)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Malaysian

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: C Moore

midfield early, in touch with leaders halfway, close up when ridden 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

5th
11 (1)
Nyla Rua

14/1

Form: 067920

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Possibly found competition too hot at Curragh; she's not one to trust but has a chance on previous Bellewstown second.

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12th

12

(13)

12th Jan 2024

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1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Nyla Rua

8st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

12/1

13th

11

(14)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Nyla Rua

8st 12lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: John C McConnell

Bits and pieces of form last year for Tom McCourt; a couple of good runs at Gowran for Jack Davison early in turf season; off since June and has changed stable again.

8/1

4th

11

(10)

18th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Gowran Park

Nyla Rua

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Jack W Davison

prominent, pushed along disputing second 2f out, ridden and outpaced inside final furlong, kept on but lost third towards finish

5/1

Form: 174955 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Heavily raced, often placed, often here, usually double-figure prices, so noted for place players; draw not ideal.

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13

(18)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

19:35 Fairyhouse

Caesars Comet

8st 13lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

Dual C&D winner off much higher marks in the past; struggling of late however off this basement mark, heavy ground against him on latest; 7lb wrong here.

16/1

11th

18

(13)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 180y

14:30 Bellewstown

Caesars Comet

8st 8lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: James McAuley

Dual course winner who has been running well enough in defeat at Dundalk through the winter; is dangerous to write off here but the ground may be against him; reserve.

6th

14

(5)

24th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Caesars Comet

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James McAuley

prominent, disputing second halfway, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and outpaced 1f out, weakened final 110yds

16/1

25/1

Form: 036570 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Hard to win with for Gavin Cromwell and seemed to have plateaued this year; stable debut was moderate and yard 1-51 this year with rider 1-149 so can't envisage victory.

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8th

7

(11)

8th Dec 2023

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1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Two of his three wins have come over this C&D; only beaten a length when coming from off the pace here in September but shown very little twice since including when last of 13 over C&D last month.

10/1

13th

7

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

C&D winner at the beginning of the year; good run when beaten 1l over C&D in September and unsuited by 7f last week; should go well.

5/1

10th

12

(16)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

towards rear, some headway when short of room over 1f out, switched left and kept on final furlong, never dangerous

6/1

25/1

Form: 0-4009 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

More out than in since course maiden win over a year ago, including when 12s here latest (led); rookie rider now.

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2nd

1

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Dream

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Anthony McCann

Ended a long losing run with his emphatic win over 7f here (3-1) in February and he gave it a decent shot when a 2l fourth over C&D last time; still unexposed as a sprinter and he shouldn't be far away.

6/1

4th

4

(9)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

15:28 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Dream

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Anthony McCann

Ended a long losing run with his emphatic win over 7f here (3-1) in February and he had an excuse when badly hampered on his return visit (6f) last month; remains very well treated on his old form and this Irish raider looks worth anther chance.

11/4

Form: -30067

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Perhaps a horse to give rookie rider experience, she has tough draw, but tends to run some good races here so not hopeless at big price; can be free.

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9th

9

(16)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Scipios Defense

9st 5lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: J P Murtagh

Perhaps a horse to give rookie rider experience, she has tough draw, but tends to run some good races here so not hopeless at big price; can be free.

14/1

7th

5

(15)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Scipios Defense

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Down the field in her three handicaps, latterly in blinkers; more new headgear now tried and must improve.

25/1

6th

7

(2)

29th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 162y

14:05 Bellewstown

Scipios Defense

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent on inner, pressed leaders when pushed along 2f out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened 1f out

20/1

10/1

Form: 005972 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Frustrating filly looks somewhat tripless at times but extended 1m2f over which she went well latest may be the one; doubtful this is it and draw a problem even if sole win came over C&D.

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8

(1)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Stardayz

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ciaran Murphy

Bounced back from some poor efforts when winning gaining a second C&D win three weeks ago; 6lb higher mark is fine and the inside stall is ideal given that she can make the running.

3/1

1st

10

(9)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Stardayz

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ciaran Murphy

1-29; sole win came in a C&D fillies' maiden; hard to recommend on recent course outings.

40/1

12th

7

(3)

13th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Stardayz

9st 5lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sole win in 28 starts came in a C&D fillies' maiden; returned to form when runner-up over further here in November but well below that form in three runs since; might need further than 1m these days.

16/1

Form: 007043 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Stable flying and his recent third here, surprisingly 14s, is rock-solid form; tends to miss the break regularly but definite chance under experienced rider; stable flying; AW wins were when trained in Britain in 2020; 1lb out of handicap.

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12th

12

(16)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Double Martini

8st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

dwelt start

20/1

4/1

Form: /80705 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Had her training issues; yard had three successive winners here lately, none favourite, one under this jockey; she couldn't make it four but took the eye and apparently had excuses; C&D winner hooded now, ready to fire.

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11th

13

(10)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Chevillon

9st 0lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Edward Lynam

slowly into stride, took keen hold, always towards rear, ridden and no extra when switched right over 1f out

12/1

9th

6

(9)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Dundalk (AW)

Chevillon

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: Edward Lynam

Winner here as a 2yo but has had her training issues; recent form not that encouraging but has dropped to a potentially dangerous mark now and encouraging jockey booking.

12/1

12th

10

(7)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Chevillon

9st 3lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Edward Lynam

Had her training issues; yard had three successive winners here lately, none favourite, one under this jockey; she couldn't make it four but took the eye and apparently had excuses; C&D winner hooded now, ready to fire.

4/1

25/1

Form: 168000 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D off 1lb higher in February; not sure what's gone wrong since and blew the start badly here latest; cheekpieces may wake him up, as might Ewing.

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4

(4)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Patrick Street

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Two good turf runs in October, winning at Navan and runner-up at Gowran; subsequent AW form not so good but runs well fresh, acts on easy ground and nice draw so respected.

12/1

6th

2

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Patrick Street

9st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Two good turf runs in October, winning at Navan and runner-up at Gowran; course winner never landed a blow when beaten 3l over C&D last time but drawn better here.

11/1

7th

3

(16)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Patrick Street

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

8/1

Form: 020009

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

First reserve; poor on Turf since shock Galway second in September; risky; stable in form.

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9th

13

(11)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Higher Kingdom

8st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Five-time AW winner including two wins here but has struggled for form at this venue this winter.

40/1

Form: 050000

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; sems to be struggling since coming to Ireland; risky.

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10

(2)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Sandyman

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

The last of three wins in Britain was over two years ago; close fourth in a hurdle on stable debut last August but offered little back on the Flat at Leopardstown a month ago.

50/1

15th

14

(14)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Sandyman

9st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Won three races over 1m2f in Britain; has tended to struggle since he arrived in Ireland but managed a fair sixth of 18 in a Flat handicap at Navan a year ago; satisfactory effort over hurdles at Downpatrick last August on only start for this stable.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 627460 CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; C&D winner in good form of late; strong gallop would help; rising 11 but chance.

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10th

7

(9)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Eastern Racer

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: James McAuley

prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

17

(9)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eastern Racer

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: James McAuley

Third reserve; C&D winner in good form of late; strong gallop would help; rising 11 but chance.

13th

3

(6)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eastern Racer

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: James McAuley

Veteran won over 1m at Bellewstown in August and is better on turf but two recent runs here were okay so can't be ruled out.

10/1

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Non-runners

Power On, Higher Kingdom, Sandyman, Eastern Racer

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Payout
Exacta €197.00
Straight Forecast €143.10
Tricast €832.30
Trifecta €973.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Leclerc

RP Ratings (IRE):

Jaafel

The Irish Sun:

Ellabella

SPOTLIGHT:

Chevillon