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Botanica International Ltd. Maiden

  • Prize money: £6197.48
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Botanica International Ltd. Maiden

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.90
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 333436

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Winless from 10 starts but acts well on this surface; best form is over further but cannot be ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(12)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Cristal Clere

10st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Won three last year and was fit from AW when running well in Leopardstown Listed over 1m; handicapper didn't over-react and stepping back up in trip will help as will any rain.

13/2

4th

5

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Cristal Clere

9st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Successful in three handicaps last season, including two at this track in testing conditions; fit from action at Dundalk but faces a tough task in this grade.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 704536

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden and runs to a consistent level; drops back to 1m here and blinkers are left on; may find a couple too good once more.

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6th

4

(8)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Cyclamen

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent

5/2

2nd

5

(7)

16th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cyclamen

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders

7/1

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10/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3522 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Well capable of winning a maiden; beaten by an 80-1 newcomer when 1-4 favourite for a 7f maiden here last week; steps up to 1m and tried in blinkers this time; looks worthy of another chance.

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1st

1

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

Bold Ribb

10st 0lb

T: John Ryan

Signed off for Joseph O'Brien with 7f success at Dundalk in January; below best in two runs for his new stable, albeit short of room over this distance at Yarmouth last time; carries risks but not discounted.

12/1

4th
8 (3)
Zawahir

5/1

Form: 543536

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Needs to bounce back from a poor run over 1m4f at Gowran in October; prior to that consistent but not progressive; has the rating to be a factor but tackling a trip this short for the first time.

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4th

14

(8)

1st Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:52 Dundalk (AW)

Zawahir

9st 4lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

took keen hold, towards rear of midfield, headway when pushed along 2f out, keeping on when ridden on far side of group over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, not reach leaders

12/1

6th

14

(3)

13th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Zawahir

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

Minor placed form on turf; fourth over 1m here last month; no sign of progression but could reach the money since she is rated the equal of Rockview Consort and Selador on official figures.

7/2

4th

8

(3)

16th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zawahir

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

towards rear

5/1

Form: 9

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise in a C&D maiden last month; should improve but may find a couple too good.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

2

(14)

16th May 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 182y

17:15 Sligo

Eyela

9st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Not much to recommend in a trio of Dundalk maidens and ran too freely on heavy ground over 1m at Limerick last month; hood tried here as she drops back in trip but others preferred.

16/1

6th

8

(11)

2nd Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Leopardstown

Eyela

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Showed a glimpse of ability in three maidens at Dundalk over this trip; could improve for handicaps and switch to turf, so watch the market.

12/1

13th

5

(9)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Eyela

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

midfield

20/1

6th
4 (6)
Tack

10/1

Form: 573495

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Best effort probably when fourth in a C&D maiden last month; not as effective over 6f here last twice; should do better here.

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

13th

10

(11)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Tack

9st 1lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: J G Murray

held up in rear

25/1

22th

23

(3)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Tack

8st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J G Murray

Modest maiden was well beaten in AW claimer on recent yard debut and no form on this type of surface; blinkers tried.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

7th foal; half-brother to winners Sureness (1m-1m4f inc AW; RPR 85/2m-2m1f hurdle), Top Frock (7f-1m2f GB AW/Greece; 72), Billy Blue (1m AW 2yo; 81) and Mecca's Missus (6f/7f inc 2yo; 72); dam placed in 7f 2yo Group 3 (98) but never won; belated debut here and almost certainly best watched.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Emperor Of Silk

11st 4lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Luke Comer

Modest Flat maiden has been placed twice in that sphere; best watched for future reference on hurdling debut.

100/1

9th

9

(4)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Emperor Of Silk

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Third runner for yard; maiden after 14 starts was beaten 9l the last twice over C&D and needs plenty more dropped just 1lb from last time.

20/1

9th

8

(12)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Emperor Of Silk

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Luke Comer

Maiden put in much-improved run in first-time blinkers when fourth over C&D in November but well beaten after a slow start last month; others preferred.

20/1

8/1

Form: 6

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not a factor on her debut over 6f two weeks ago; champion jockey booked here and no surprise should she do a lot better this time.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

3

(7)

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Cork

Hello Possible

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

12th

6

(7)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hello Possible

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: A Oliver

towards rear

50/1

8th

7

(1)

16th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hello Possible

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: A Oliver

prominent, pushed along 3f out, dropped to rear 2f out, nudged out and lost touch from over 1f out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €103.00
Straight Forecast €113.30
Trifecta €302.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bold Ribb

TOPSPEED:

Cyclamen

RP Ratings (IRE):

Bold Ribb

POSTDATA:

Bold Ribb

The Irish Sun:

Bold Ribb