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13:20 Bellewstown

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  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 0m 7f 180y
  • 17 runners
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Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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Abandoned

Form: 00-

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in two starts so far at huge odds; qualifies for handicaps after this.

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13th

14

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

15:20 Gowran Park

Buzzen

8st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: H Rogers

prominent on inner

50/1

20th

19

(19)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Navan

Buzzen

8st 8lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: H Rogers

Ordinary form in maidens; has struggled in handicaps over C&D and at Sligo.

33/1

13th

15

(9)

9th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 103y

17:40 Sligo

Buzzen

9st 3lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: H Rogers

Ordinary form in maidens; down the field in first handicap over 1m2f at Navan; visored now; first reserve.

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Decorated Knight colt; cost 40,000Euros as a yearling; half-brother to 6f-7f winner Improvised (RPR 99); dam unraced half-sister to 1m4f Listed winner Invite; yard can ready a newcomer and this appears to be a suitable starting point for him.

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10th

5

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Etna Rosso

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

12/1

4th

2

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:55 Leopardstown

Etna Rosso

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led

5/1

5th

4

(9)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Etna Rosso

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

One of three for Joseph O'Brien; Dylan Browne McMonagle has ridden on both starts; won on debut at Limerick (1m3f, soft) in April and close second to Peking Opera in Listed race at Navan (1m5f, soft) latest; having raced just twice, he could have lots more to offer and is one to be interested in.

12/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Kodi Bear gelding; cost 30,000Euros as a foal and 50,000Euros as a yearling; half-brother to winners Crown Dependency (6f 2yo; RPR 99), Motown Mick (6f-1m 2yo including AW; 90) and Gold Top (7f 2yo; 81); dam maiden half-sister to 7f 2yo Group 3 winner Rag Top; market support would be worth noting.

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5

(9)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Firm Handshake

9st 12lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Kevin Frost

Promising debut at Cork in April (1m, good to yielding) but failed to build on it in four further runs for Willie McCreery or on last month's stable debut; up in trip and down in class so possible sources of improvement; connections also run Fiftyshadesofred.

12/1

8th

10

(3)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Firm Handshake

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Promising debut at Cork in April (1m, good to yielding) but failed to build on it in four further runs for Willie McCreery; betting to guide on stable/AW/handicap debut.

14/1

6th

3

(11)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Firm Handshake

9st 8lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: W McCreery

Close third in a Cork maiden on debut in April; has failed to build on that in three starts since and others preferred here.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

El Kabeir gelding; cost 25,000Euros as a yearling; half-brother to winners Popmaster (6f including 2yo AW; RPR 107) and Go Well Spicy (6f-7f including 2yo/AW; 75); dam 7f AW winner (67), sister to Listed-placed 6f-7f winner Maid In Heaven; likely to build on whatever he achieves here.

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10th

3

(11)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Grey Leader

9st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Won three of his first five starts but was well behind on handicap debut at the Curragh and heavy ground wasn't an obvious excuse; has to bounce back and he's unraced over this far.

14/1

Form: 620-

Last run: 165 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Built on a promising debut when runner-up at Killarney second time out and may have found three runs in the space of 18 days too much when last seen at Gowran; possible that this trip is on the short side on his return and drawn widest.

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11th

7

(20)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Gunsight

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Michael William O’Meara

Runner-up twice over 1m at Killarney, including when touched off under inexperienced rider in handicap there last May; not seen since following month and looks up against it.

20/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Aclaim gelding; dam Listed-placed 1m3f-2m4f Flat (RPR 102) and useful 2m/2m1f hurdle winner, sister to useful 1m/1m2f winner Baby Zeus; yard get first time out winners but this one might be best watched.

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6th

10

(12)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Hutton Glen

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Ran okay back in a maiden last time (August) but only 3lb lower than when third in a Down Royal handicap the time before and this looks stronger than that.

8/1

4th

5

(8)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:35 Leopardstown

Hutton Glen

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Consistent maiden, only once out of the first three; good chance of getting into the money again following handicap third off 80 at Down Royal.

7/1

3rd

6

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 75y

18:55 Down Royal

Hutton Glen

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

raced in second

15/2

Abandoned

Form: 0-

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 33s on debut last term; signs in his pedigree that softer ground might be okay but drawn wide and others preferred.

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5th

10

(10)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lasting Peace

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

midfield, waiting for room under 2f out, switched left 1f out, kept on, forced dead-heat 5th

6/1

8th

3

(21)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Lasting Peace

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Noel Meade

midfield

10/1

5th

5

(8)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lasting Peace

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Not had many goes in handicaps and placed twice over this trip; improved for blinkers when runner-up at Bellewstown and third to subsequent winner over 1m here; forget last time when the reins broke.

15/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Make Believe filly; dam unraced half-sister to winners Khafeef (French/NZ 1m2f-1m3f) and Noble Claudine (Polish 1m-2m including 2yo); yard's newcomers generally benefit from the run.

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12th

6

(17)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:15 Punchestown

Believe Me Now

8st 13lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Modest form so far; has a bit to find with Miss Langmore on recent Tipperary running.

10/1

7th

5

(6)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

16:55 Tipperary

Believe Me Now

9st 6lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Make Believe filly; cost 8,000Euros as a yearling; half-sister to four winners including Monaafasah (Australian 1m1f/GB 11.6f; RPR 83) and Tadeem (Qatar 5.5f-6f); dam 7f 2yo/1m1f winner (93), is granddaughter of an Irish Oaks winner; interesting newcomer and worth a market check.

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6th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Doctor Nightingale

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second and pressed leader

11/4

Abandoned

Form: 63-

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fast Company filly who took a step forward from her promising sixth on debut when third of 14 (beaten roughly 2l) in a fillies' maiden at Dundalk second time out (first two home have since switched to US); finished roughly 2l ahead of re-opposing Love Mocha that day; another jolt of improvement could see her hard to beat; off 176 days.

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3rd

1

(1)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Fast Tara

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Handled heavy ground when winning Bellewstown maiden last year and again on seasonal return for this yard in Curragh handicap last month, making most when beaten little over 1l; same mark here so has to be respected from yard which has made a fine start to the season.

9/2

5th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Fast Tara

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Handled heavy ground when winning Bellewstown maiden this time last year; quite highly tried afterwards by Johnny Murtagh, best run when third in Listowel handicap off 91; first start for new yard.

14/1

Form: 058-

Last run: 146 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Left her debut behind when fifth of 14 second time out; couldn't build on that when last seen in a Naas maiden on testing ground; bit to find here.

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16th

7

(5)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Kaydees Magic

9st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

8th

9

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:05 Killarney

Kaydees Magic

9st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Best run in nine defeats for Sheila Lavery was a fourth of 16 in a 7f good-ground handicap at Gowran in May; hasn't shown much on softer ground.

20/1

11th

9

(12)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Galway

Kaydees Magic

9st 3lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Started the season with a couple of fair handicaps displays; seems regressive now, a view endorsed by drop on the ratings from an opening 70 to current 61; cheekpieces tried now.

20/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Promising fourth when roughly two lengths behind Fast Tara in a fillies' maiden at Dundalk on debut (had experience of a barrier trial previously); nice prospect but yard's runners can need their reappearance runs.

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13th

11

(8)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Love Mocha

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

in rear throughout

20/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Recoletos filly; half-sister to 1m-1m6f winner Psyche (including 2yo/AW; RPR 86); dam 1m4f winner (90); likeable pedigree but might need a bit further; check market.

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6th

13

(11)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Neowise

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

slowly into stride, towards rear

10/1

5th

7

(5)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 96y

17:40 Ballinrobe

Neowise

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

dwelt start, towards rear

100/30

5th

14

(2)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Neowise

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

Close second in a soft ground Gowran maiden in May; not as effective there on better ground last month; others preferred.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 80-

Last run: 113 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown enough in two Dundalk maidens at big prices; new yard; off 113 days.

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No Results Found

Form: 3-4

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only beaten half a length on debut over 6f in a fillies' maiden at Dundalk; not as good over the same C&D when last seen in January but should have more to give up in trip.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: 0-

Last run: 146 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First reserve; well held on testing ground on debut last year; probably best watched on return from 146 days off.

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15th

14

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Partisan Hero

8st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: D K Weld

Improved for handicaps and got off the mark over 1m at Gowran last month; however, shoved up 8lb and well held over C&D a fortnight ago when too keen; wears first-time visor.

17/2

Abandoned

Form: 767-

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Only beaten roughly 6l when sixth of 12 in a Punchestown maiden in September; possibly not suited by drop in trip latest; market may be revealing on return from 178 days off.

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12th

19

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Hokusai

8st 11lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Noel Meade

Runner-up in heavy ground maidens (7f/1m) last term; went without blinkers when running creditably over 1m here on reappearance; yet to shine over this trip but could go well under last season's champion apprentice with headgear back on.

20/1

8th

10

(14)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Hokusai

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Runner-up in two heavy ground maidens and AW probably not ideal for him; held in first handicap forays in October but down a bit in the ratings.

10/1

6th

3

(6)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hokusai

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

held up in rear, some headway when switched left 1f out, never on terms

7/2

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Verdict

There wasn’t much to separate Love Mocha and FAST TARA at Dundalk in the autumn. The latter may be able to confirm the form given that her sire’s progeny usually handle these conditions well. Vikki Wall should appreciate stepping up in trip and she might be the main danger. Etna Rossa and Neowise are two newcomers to keep a close eye on in the market. [Phill Anderson]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Love Mocha

SPOTLIGHT:

Fast Tara

The Irish Sun:

Love Mocha

RP Ratings (IRE):

Fast Tara