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17:07 Curragh

Soft To Heavy

Westgrove Hotel Handicap

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 21 runners
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Westgrove Hotel Handicap

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.70
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 0574-6

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

1-22 on the Flat with sole wins gained on AW; in good shape judged on a recent handicap hurdle second; possible each-way chance with Adam Caffrey claiming a useful 7lb.

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1st

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

16:50 Downpatrick

Razdan

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Chris Timmons

held up in midfield, headway after 2 out, went third approaching last, short of room but ran on well on inner to lead final 110yds, comfortably

3/1

12th

20

(3)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Razdan

8st 7lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Chris Timmons

slowly away

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 00848-

Last run: 145 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden; has shown only flashes of worthwhile form; perhaps premature to write off; has reached a career-low mark having started off 13lb higher.

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5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Purple Gown

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Adam Nicol

Soundly beaten fifth on recent handicap hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) but her two previous hurdle runs (1m7f, soft) weren't without promise relative to this modest mark, and she's not written off.

12/1

5th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Purple Gown

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, towards rear

8/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 18000- D

Last run: 127 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Win over this trip at Naas last April was the highlight of his time with Natalia Lupini; makes little appeal on subsequent form; only one behind him at Dundalk in November on first run for this stable.

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No Results Found

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 75340-

Last run: 94 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won twice on turf for George Boughey in 2021; no Irish success so far, though managed a couple of good 1m runs at Dundalk; second reserve.

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8th

10

(9)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Superior Force

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian Murray

midfield, lost position when outpaced and switched right under 2f out, ran on final 110yds

8/1

10th

3

(15)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Superior Force

10st 1lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Adrian Murray

Dual winner on soft in Britain and been in good nick on AW; fourth in this race last year and now 3lb lower.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 30720- C BF

Last run: 145 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won this race off one pound lower two seasons ago; uneven form last season, but ran well at Killarney on penultimate start; suited by testing conditions.

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9th

12

(5)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Starting Monday

9st 1lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Gillian Scott

Likes it soft or worse and second of 20 on heavy ground at Leopardstown on seasonal debut; got 5lb for that, drying ground won't help and he's back up in grade.

7/1

2nd

13

(10)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Starting Monday

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

Only two wins from 29 starts but is suited by testing conditions and can go well fresh, including when scoring on his seasonal debut three seasons ago.

14/1

8th

1

(2)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

16:15 Gowran Park

Starting Monday

10st 2lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Gillian Scott

Hasn't won for a while but in decent form and didn't get the breaks last time at Listowel; likes this ground.

5/1

6th
10 (20)
Rampage

12/1

Form: 80928-

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced in Britain; decent effort over 1m at Thirsk in his first handicap; below that level at Newcastle on final start.

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13th

1

(18)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Navan

Rampage

10st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Dual turf winner at about 1m; hasn't returned in bad form but has stamina to prove and he's drawn wide.

10/1

Form: 63250-

Last run: 193 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden, placed twice including over C&D on good ground last August; may pick up a race at some stage but hard to be confident.

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No Results Found

25/1

Form: 6788-9

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Seems to be in decline to judge from his last five outings at Dundalk; has been competing in claimers; up against it here.

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1st

7

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Muhalhel

9st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Anthony McCann

Finished placed here (8.6f/9.4f) in his first four runs this year but he didn't fire at Dundalk (1m2f) two weeks ago; that took his record to 1-31 and he now goes into unknown territory at this new trip; others preferred.

6/1

6th

14

(14)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Muhalhel

8st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Anthony McCann

Just 1-30 although placed of late at Wolverhampton over slightly shorter; 1lb wrong.

12/1

5/1

Form: 30/50-

Last run: 150 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Placed over 7f at this venue in 2020 when trained by Kevin Coleman; missed 2022 and ran only twice last year; Not disgraced over 7f here on stable debut last October; has a bit to find with Tall Story on that running but worth a market check now.

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17

(10)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:38 Gowran Park

Cliffs Of Freedom

9st 8lb

J: Mark Enright

T: C Byrnes

Reserve; 0-12; competitive form over 7f on testing ground but he was too keen when a beaten favourite at the Curragh; may need shorter.

9th

13

(17)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:07 Curragh

Cliffs Of Freedom

9st 1lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: C Byrnes

Placed over 7f at this venue in 2020 when trained by Kevin Coleman; missed 2022 and ran only twice last year; Not disgraced over 7f here on stable debut last October; has a bit to find with Tall Story on that running but worth a market check now.

5/1

10th
14 (3)
Lofoten

12/1

Form: /8950-

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Gelded son of Frankel is a Niarchos cast-off; not a bad run when fifth at Killarney in October; hard to make a strong case for him, jockey booking is a positive.

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15th

17

(1)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:35 Leopardstown

Lofoten

8st 9lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: P J Rothwell

Maiden after 12 starts has been soundly beaten on last three runs and doesn't make a lot of appeal.

50/1

11th

14

(16)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Naas

Lofoten

8st 12lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P J Rothwell

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

20/1

10th

18

(9)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Navan

Lofoten

9st 1lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: P J Rothwell

Maiden's staying-on fifth under Bowen at Listowel (1m) was promising and didn't see out 1m5f latest; could go okay over this trip.

16/1

20/1

Form: 40-56

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Signs of improvement at Dundalk but will need to find a lot more in first-time blinkers.

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16

(11)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Search For Thestar

9st 5lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Luke Comer

Second reserve; stuck in the mud latest but reasonable form over 7f/1m here prior to that; not sure to stay.

11th

16

(21)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:07 Curragh

Search For Thestar

8st 13lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Luke Comer

Signs of improvement at Dundalk but will need to find a lot more in first-time blinkers.

20/1

6th

7

(2)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Search For Thestar

9st 8lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Luke Comer

Not beaten far in two of his three starts in maidens at this venue; might come on for his latest run over 7f and the handicapper has taken a chance with an opening mark of 57.

17/2

Form: 10200-

Last run: 136 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Best form last season was on good ground at Ballinrobe (won a claimer) and Bellewstown (second in a handicap); ended his 2022 campaign on a low note with two Dundalk runs.

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8th

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Dark Note

12st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Three-time winner under all codes and likes good ground; returned from five months off when an encouraging second in a Naas novice hurdle; more needed here but has an each-way if he stays the extra few furlongs.

20/1

2nd

5

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Dark Note

11st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Had a productive time last year, winning on the level at Tramore and over hurdles at Sligo; best run was when touched off in 18-runner Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; returns from nearly five months off and would prefer better ground.

12/1

14/1

Form: 92978- D

Last run: 122 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Most recent of his five wins was gained in September 2021; patchy form last season and well below his best at Dundalk on last two appearances.

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1st

9

(6)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 64y

17:15 Roscommon

Khafaaq

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

raced in second, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, easily

5/2

3rd

7

(4)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 123y

20:20 Galway

Khafaaq

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Up an aggregate 13lb after two wins and two seconds from last four starts, but still lower than when running at this meeting 12 month ago; could feature again having won with a bit to spare over 1m at Limerick in June.

9/2

Form: 3/058-

Last run: 115 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Best run at two was on heavy ground at Tipperary; ran only three times last year; soundly beaten when tried over 1m4f on his handicap debut, chance is not obvious

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14th

3

(1)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:07 Curragh

Tourgar Raude

10st 0lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Best run at two was on heavy ground at Tipperary; ran only three times last year; soundly beaten when tried over 1m4f on his handicap debut, chance is not obvious

16/1

8th

7

(17)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Tourgar Raude

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

Best run at two was on heavy ground at Tipperary; only two runs this year and now makes AW debut with a fair amount to prove.

8/1

5th

7

(7)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Tourgar Raude

8st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

Ran no race when last seen in April but gelded since and his heavy-ground third in Tipperary maiden last back-end makes him interesting on handicap bow; up markedly in trip but dam won over 1m6f.

8/1

10/1

Form: 06805-

Last run: 150 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

0-20 record is a negative; nonetheless shaped quite well when fifth of 29 over 7f here on final 2022 start; handled heavy ground on that occasion.

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3rd

16

(7)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Now a 34-race maiden, placed eight times but hard to have much confidence in him, since he has been no closer than tenth in three starts this season; has slumped in the rating since 2021 when he had good form including a C&D second in a maiden.

14/1

25/1

Form: 3008-9 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Smart type in his younger days; 1m1f Group 3 winner in France for Martyn Meade in 2018; downhill since then; signs of a minor revival last summer; has lost form again at Dundalk; gelded since last run.

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12th

15

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Chilean

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Luke Comer

Group 3 winner in France (heavy); those days are long gone but his latest fourth at Bellewstown (1m4f; behind Enquire Within) was a solid effort.

14/1

4th

18

(16)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

17:10 Bellewstown

Chilean

9st 1lb

T: Luke Comer

midfield

Form: 52000- D

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over C&D in a 26-runner handicap last May before Leopardstown; lost form after Leopardstown second last August; now back on her last winning mark.

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9th

4

(11)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 13lb

J: Danny Power

T: W McCreery

C&D win in November and only just failed to follow up month later before finishing midfield over C&D last month; others more likely.

10/1

7th

14

(7)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

midfield

7/1

2nd

1

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: W McCreery

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging over 1f out, soon ridden, briefly disputed lead inside final 110yds, just held

6/1

11/2

Form: 9-0322 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Has been running well at Dundalk for his small County Dublin stable; placed on his last three starts; has gone up an aggregate 10lb but could go close.

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No Results Found

14/1

Form: 007-96

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won at Roscommon in 2021 but has tended to show best form has been at Dundalk; has struggled to find his form there for this stable.

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5th

8

(5)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Chavajod

9st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: D P Coakley

Two turf wins and won twice on the AW during the winter in 1m handicaps; does stay this far but he's thoroughly exposed and others are more intriguing.

14/1

3rd

2

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Chavajod

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: D P Coakley

soon midfield, lost position when outpaced towards near side 2f out, ran on final 110yds, nearest finish

8/1

Form: 500-09

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

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18th

12

(11)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Srowland Jack

9st 6lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield, lost ground after 4f

100/1

0

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:20 Wexford

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Adrian Sexton

Outpaced before finishing tailed off at Ballinrobe last month (The Last Mardi second); hard to fancy on that evidence.

20/1

9th

11

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Srowland Jack

11st 4lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Ten-race maiden on the Flat despite competing at a modest level; limited appeal.

100/1

Form: 74235- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

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5th

1

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Eloquent Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: Philip M Byrne

midfield

8/1

3rd

7

(11)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

15:25 Listowel

Eloquent Arthur

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

prominent, went second over 2f out

15/2

3rd

5

(12)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:55 Clonmel

Eloquent Arthur

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

prominent, went third under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

12/1

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Non-runners

Try Hard, Srowland Jack, Eloquent Arthur

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Payout
Exacta €3787.00
Straight Forecast €2233.20
Tricast €30197.70
Trifecta €63649.00

Selections

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POSTDATA:

Razdan

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