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Floodlit Fridays Return To Dundalk Handicap

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Floodlit Fridays Return To Dundalk Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 00043- D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Went close in a couple of big handicaps for Dermot Weld in 2021; best runs for a while were his two starts for his current stable last month; claims.

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

11th

6

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Hightimeyouwon

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual course winner who won this in 2021; got his head back in front at Dundalk last time but a 7lb higher mark in a deeper race is probably enough to stop him going back-to-back.

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 12124- CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Five time winner on this surface and tremendously consistent; beaten less than 2l off this mark last month and perhaps the handicapper has more of a grip now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Hodds Girl

9st 7lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Prolific winner at Dundalk, most recently a 7f handicap in January off 4lb lower; respectable efforts twice since but she'll do well to better last year's third in this race.

14/1

3rd

6

(3)

8th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Hodds Girl

9st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Seven-time winner here including in January when gaining reward for a string of solid runs with a comfortable win over 7f; rarely competes over this trip and may struggle to reverse recent C&D form with Freescape.

7/1

4th

2

(6)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Hodds Girl

10st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

dwelt start, towards rear, headway under 2f out, pressed leaders 1f out, no extra when bit short of room inside final 110yds

100/30

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4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 46211- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Got up to win a 1m handicap here in November and was even more comprehensive over the same C&D last month; up another 10lb for that and the drop back to 7f should not inconvenience; good chance here.

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

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

Form: 08312- CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Dropped back to a nice mark and rediscovered his best form when landing a 6f handicap here last month; touched off by Is That Love over C&D a week later and should go well once more.

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

13th

1

(4)

16th May 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 182y

17:15 Sligo

Inflection Point

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Six career wins and very consistent on the polytrack over the winter; can be headstrong and interesting to see how he handles this track; sets the standard.

2/1

2nd

3

(2)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Inflection Point

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James McAuley

Has been running consistently well for John McConnell and this yard here over the winter, winning a 6f claimer at the start of the month; found 5f too sharp last week but stays this trip and is a player.

2/1

4th

3

(2)

24th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:50 Dundalk (AW)

Inflection Point

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on and went fourth towards finish

11/2

8/1

Form: 07269- D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Well-backed favourite when never involved in a C&D handicap last month; better can be expected here but has questions to answer.

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

9th

7

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Walhaan

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Fit from action on AW in recent months and ran on turf last month; some merit in his handicap hurdle form but others have more obvious credentials.

25/1

5th

3

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Walhaan

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual-purpose 8yo won on heavy in France and both wins for current yard have been on AW, including last month; solid effort at Lingfield since and no fitness concerns.

7/1

6th

11

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Walhaan

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual-purpose 8yo; with this headgear combination back on he made all for a cosy success at Dundalk (1m2f) two weeks ago; this could take more winning, he lacks course experience and has competition for the lead.

10/1

Form: /0037- CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Sole victory came in a C&D maiden almost two years ago; narrowly failed to get up in a C&D handicap in November before well-beaten over 6f last month; capable at his best but might well need some luck in running from his inside draw.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Benavente

9st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Irish raider who travelled powerfully and needed only to be shaken up inside the final furlong to win very stylishly under Shane Gray at Southwell (1m) in February; shaped well when third of 12 to Cephalus over 1m at Lingfield since, finishing strongly having been dropped in at the rear from an outside stall; has fared a lot better with the draw this time; fine at 7f; big player.

3/1

3rd

4

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Benavente

9st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Irish raider who travelled strongly and needed only to be shaken up inside the final furlong to win very stylishly under Shane Gray at Southwell (1m) last month; hiked up 7lb for that but will be fine back on Polytrack and features prominently in calculations.

7/1

10/1

Form: 21716- C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Two-time winner for Eddie Lynam; slowly away and didn't get much racing room on his stable debut over 6f here last month; poorly drawn but unlikely to be too far away.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

15:45 Leopardstown

Gobi Star

9st 11lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Sean Davis

Won twice at Dundalk over the winter and has maintained his form since, latest two in claimers; definite ground concerns here back on turf.

10/1

4th

2

(6)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Gobi Star

9st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Sean Davis

Won twice over C&D during the winter and three solid runs since, including in this company last time on debut for current yard; reported to be lame afterwards but if back to his best has a big shout.

5/2

4th

3

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:38 Dundalk (AW)

Gobi Star

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Sean Davis

slightly awkward start, soon midfield, headway towards near side under 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room 1f out, not reach leaders

3/1

Form: 76761- CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Returned to winning ways when touching off Inflection Point in a C&D handicap last month; up 5lb for that and no surprise if he went close again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(3)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Is That Love

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: H D McGuigan

towards rear, keeping on when switched right over 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

6/1

12th

1

(21)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Is That Love

10st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Claimer win in August was for another yard over farther; more out than in since and risky even if creeping into a 0-70.

20/1

12th

7

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Is That Love

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Long time since he won over this short a trip and hard to see him being involved.

14/1

Form: 61300-

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won a Fairyhouse maiden in July; soundly beaten in a pair of 6f handicaps here; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried but others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

10/1

Form: 64254- CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner and runner-up in a 1m claimer for Denis Hogan here in November; not disgraced in a handicap and a rated race here last month; each-way chance again.

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

11th

4

(1)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Rocky Dreams

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

Seven of his eight wins have come at this venue but below best of late, well held in claimer a fortnight ago from wide draw; others preferred.

8/1

5th

4

(14)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rocky Dreams

10st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: James McAuley

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders on far side of group under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

9/1

Form: 33100- C

Last run: 181 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Winner here and his most recent victory came in a Listowel handicap in June; well beaten twice since and best watched after six months off.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Bobby K

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: Michael William O’Meara

Five-time AW winner has one win on turf too; needs to be ready on seasonal debut but a shout if he is.

22/1

4th

6

(4)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Dundalk (AW)

Bobby K

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: Michael William O’Meara

midfield, headway when short of room 2f out, pressed leaders when in the clear 1f out, soon no extra

10/1

16/1

Form: 06316- C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner for Ger Lyons; faded late on his stable debut in a 1m handicap here last month; others preferred.

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

13th

4

(12)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Bucky Larson

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: R Donohoe

Three-time C&D winner; hasn't won since claimer success in 2022; only beaten 1l over 7f on penultimate start but not as good back over this trip last month; each-way claims but vulnerable for win purposes.

7/1

7th

3

(14)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bucky Larson

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R Donohoe

Three-time course winner; had been running well in defeat before poor C&D run in January; more like it again on last two visits; has a realistic chance of reversing 7f form with Pascalia on these altered terms.

6/1

Form: 60008- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in France; not a factor in two runs for her current stable and others look more likely.

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

1st

3

(20)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Transcendental

10st 1lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won off 75 over 6f at the Curragh last May so this 4lb lower mark gives her a fighting chance; ended last season by going close over this trip at the Curragh, definite chance if fit and ready.

6/1

2nd

12

(6)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Transcendental

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, went second over 2f out, pressed winner over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, just held

16/1

Form: 3/239- D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Winner in Britain for Richard Spencer; beat one home on his Irish debut last month and best watched here.

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

10th

7

(5)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 96y

17:10 Ballinrobe

Insomnia

9st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: James McAuley

AW winner in Britain; modest Dundalk form; recent form-figures are not very inspiring but potentially well treated for McAuley yard, successful with a 20-1 chance in a Killarney claimer last week, with a short-priced stablemate back in third; now sports cheekpieces and a tongue tie.

7/1

9th

8

(9)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Insomnia

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: James McAuley

Polytrack winner in Britain; only beat one home on debut for this yard and finished last of 14 over 7f here latest; dropped 4lb but still has plenty to prove; wears first-time visor.

20/1

14th

7

(4)

4th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Dundalk (AW)

Insomnia

9st 8lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

Winner in Britain for Richard Spencer; beat one home on his Irish debut last month and best watched here.

25/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gobi Star

TOPSPEED:

Inflection Point

The Irish Sun:

Hightimeyouwon

RP Ratings (IRE):

Gobi Star

POSTDATA:

Inflection Point