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17:13 Gowran Park

Soft

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  • 1m 5f 160y
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 23328-

Last run: 263 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Only 1-14 for Andrew Balding and this trip might be on the short side for one who ran well over 2m last season, including a third in the consolation race for the Northumberland Plate.

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6th

3

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

19:25 Down Royal

Mellow Magic

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, soon went second, lost position when short of room 3f out, weakened quickly and eased 2f out

100/30

5th

5

(6)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 43y

19:10 Down Royal

Mellow Magic

9st 0lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dual winner over shorter but stays this trip; ran a solid race from the front when beaten only 2l in a Curragh handicap last time but will have to step up on that form today.

7/1

5th

7

(8)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

19:00 Curragh

Mellow Magic

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

soon led, 3 lengths ahead halfway, ridden and faced challenge 2f out, headed final 110yds, weakened towards finish

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 00-673 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Dual winner for Godolphin; struggled in three AW starts for this stable and questionable what he achieved when outrunning his huge odds in a 1m6f heavy-ground conditions race at Navan; he was beaten 16l.

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16th

4

(9)

1st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Kingswear

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual AW winner but acts on soft ground on turf; only beaten a couple of lengths in the Cork Derby last time and interesting upped in trip.

14/1

6th

7

(14)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:10 Cork

Kingswear

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final 110yds

16/1

7th

11

(20)

28th May 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Kingswear

9st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 31556-

Last run: 224 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Highly tried since winning her maiden at Navan (1m2f, good), coming up short in Listed and Group 3 company; peak RPR of 100 would suggest that this mark is manageable.

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9th

4

(7)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

20/1

2nd

2

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, good headway and prominent 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

7/1

3rd

1

(9)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:20 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders

4/1

5/1

Form: 72306-

Last run: 200 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won once in eight starts for Johnny Murtagh, a 1m4f fast-ground maiden; performed to a good level in his subsequent places (1m2f-1m6f) but his only run on soft ground was disappointing; now gelded.

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5th

11

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Shajak

11st 1lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a simple task in a maiden hurdle at Limerick in July; ran in snatches when flopping at Kilbeggan last time; in between those two runs, put in an excellent effort on the Flat at Galway when third behind Teed Up in the big amateur handicap.

14/1

0

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Shajak

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Quality Flat type for Johnny Murtagh last year won a Limerick maiden hurdle on third start in this sphere before a fine run on the Flat in a premier handicap at Galway; major chance.

7/4

3rd

10

(2)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Shajak

11st 9lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Quality Flat horse for Johnny Murtagh last year; comes here on the back of a decisive success in a Limerick maiden hurdle on Thursday; not badly treated on his Flat form and no surprise should he get involved.

10/1

Form: 14325-

Last run: 163 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

His wins have come over further, at 1m7f and 2m1f; signed off last season with competitive efforts in deep-ground 2m handicaps and might be found wanting for a finishing kick at this distance; can still run well.

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5th

5

(3)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 160y

17:13 Gowran Park

Harrys Legacy

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, in rear, headway over 3f out

3/1

5th

15

(1)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:27 Naas

Harrys Legacy

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Henry De Bromhead

9s, had four of these in arrears when running excellent race at Curragh last time on yielding to soft; progressed well this year and great draw so chance.

9/1

Form: 7/504/ CD

Last run: 546 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner under all codes but he's pulled up in his last two hurdles and current wellbeing is an issue.

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12th

4

(12)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 182y

19:35 Killarney

Whirling Dervish

10st 0lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

prominent

14/1

6th

9

(5)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 160y

17:13 Gowran Park

Whirling Dervish

9st 0lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Four-time winner under all codes but he's pulled up in his last two hurdles and current wellbeing is an issue.

20/1

16/1

Form: 4/5/6/

Last run: 496 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

1m4f winner in France at three and won a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe in August 2021; can race freely and was tailed off in an AW claimer on final start in late 2021; has enough to prove.

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No Results Found

Form: 29412-

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two wins at Killarney last season, both handicaps at 1m (good) and 1m3f (soft); solid run at Galway the final time but might be high in the weights now.

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4th

13

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Mollys Gamble

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: G Ahern

Dual winner at lower level in 2022 for Denise Foster; not in great form Flat or hurdles last year and beaten long way on last month's stable debut at Leopardstown.

20/1

10th

9

(10)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Mollys Gamble

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: G Ahern

Dual Killarney winner in 2022 for former yard; mixed bag last year under both codes and opposable on flat return for new trainer.

14/1

10/1

Form: 00110/

Last run: 555 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler but only once and he's a six-time Flat winner; ran poorly on his final appearance in October 2021 but had won earlier that season and can go well fresh; others have less to prove, mind.

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11th

3

(8)

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 6y

19:45 Bellewstown

Dalton Highway

11st 11lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: D K Weld

never better than midfield, outpaced and towards rear over 2f out, soon no extra

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €406.00
Straight Forecast €427.20
Tricast €1112.50
Trifecta €1473.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mellow Magic

SPOTLIGHT:

Grecian Slipper

TOPSPEED:

Mellow Magic