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16:50 Cork

Yielding To Soft

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  • 1m 2f 30y
  • 14 runners
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GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 689-3

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Four-race maiden but career best on handicap debut last month when beaten roughly 1l; shaped like further would suit and will be a big player if he handles testing ground.

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

9th

6

(10)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

17:00 Naas

Matt Connor

8st 11lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual turf winner over this trip; well held in Ulster Derby over 1m5f last time but likely better back at this trip.

10/1

7th

4

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 175y

16:25 Down Royal

Matt Connor

8st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield

100/30

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3038-

Last run: 182 days

W: 10st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Appreciated a step back up in trip when beaten roughly 1l at Thurles on his penultimate start but below form on AW when last seen; gelded since and off 182 days; mixed signs on whether this trip is going to suit.

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2nd

7

(1)

1st Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 151y

16:35 Roscommon

Rattle And Hum

9st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has come back in good form this season, going close in a Cork handicap and not spurning a winning opportunity in a maiden over 1m5f at Sligo; only 2lb higher here and has an obvious chance from the plum draw.

3/1

1st

10

(7)

16th May 2023

Yielding

1m 5f 40y

20:30 Sligo

Rattle And Hum

9st 5lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent

6/4

16/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 987

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Very green when beaten 9l in an AW maiden on his penultimate start but beaten 26l on heavy over this sort of trip at Navan last month; low starting mark but others have more compelling claims.

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

1st

1

(4)

22nd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 10y

19:55 Roscommon

Whisky On The Hill

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway going easily over 2f out, challenging when ridden under 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well

3/1

1st

6

(5)

16th May 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 94y

18:50 Sligo

Whisky On The Hill

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

held up in midfield

2/1

Form: 555-42 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent performer who was only beaten a head in an AW handicap on his first start at this kind of trip in February; not sure to appreciate testing ground (non-runner due to ground on heavy earlier in month).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(7)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

18:50 Roscommon

Dubawi Spectre

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent

9/1

6th

5

(8)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 175y

16:25 Down Royal

Dubawi Spectre

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

held up in rear

6/1

1st

3

(1)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Fairyhouse

Dubawi Spectre

9st 12lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Maiden after 8 starts has been generally consistent, including over 1m2.5f at Roscommon last time; visor worn then retained but will have to find a bit more for the longer trip.

4/1

20/1

Form: 409-

Last run: 293 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in a 6f Curragh maiden on debut but well held in two maidens since; off 293 days and not sure to appreciate this marked step up in trip on return; gelded.

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5th

4

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Eastern Legend

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: J S Bolger

Three-time Flat winner last season and was impressive on his third win at Leopardstown in October; last of eight behind Bottler'secret when set ambitious task on hurdles debut at Fairyhouse; up against it despite good Flat run at Navan last Saturday.

66/1

2nd

3

(11)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Eastern Legend

10st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J S Bolger

Three-time winner last season and was impressive on his third win at Leopardstown in October; had a run over hurdles at Fairyhouse over Easter and resumes on the Flat off a 10lb higher mark than Leopardstown; needs a career best.

8/1

8th

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Eastern Legend

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J S Bolger

prominent, pressed winner when pushed along after 3 out, lost second and weakened before 2 out

12/1

10/1

Form: 057-

Last run: 208 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Beaten 13l when last seen at the Curragh 208 days ago; that was his first run on soft ground and gelded since; off 208 days; needs to improve to defy this mark.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

Union Flag

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Fair middle-distance Flat maiden in Ireland; comfortable win over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle/stable debut but flopped at Catterick next time and again below form back here (behind two of these) on latest start; carries his head awkwardly; questions to answer.

16/1

3rd

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Union Flag

11st 7lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

5/2

4th

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:40 Catterick

Union Flag

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, headed after 3rd, lost second home turn, outpaced 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last, not fluent last

6/4

10/1

Form: 454-9

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Best of his three runs as a juvenile came when fourth of 11 at the Curragh in August; however, well held at Leopardstown when stepped up in trip on his return; tough looking mark for now.

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8th

5

(11)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 75y

18:40 Down Royal

Who Not What

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A Oliver

Maiden's best effort was when touched off over 1m at Leopardstown; held over 7f since; didn't get home in two previous tries at this trip.

10/1

13th

5

(14)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Who Not What

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: A Oliver

Just touched off in a first time tongue-tie over 1m here in June; not at the same level but not disgraced in a couple of 7f contests here last twice; poor draw but capable of getting involved.

8/1

5th

15

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

17:05 Leopardstown

Who Not What

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A Oliver

soon prominent, led after 1f, headed over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

12/1

8th
10 (8)
Givemefive

12/1

Form: 060-7 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Minor promise in maidens last year; low-key return earlier this month and seems on a tough mark for what he's done so far; cheekpieces now tried.

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

4th

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Givemefive

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, led narrowly 4 out, headed after 3 out, outpaced and lost position when switched left before 2 out, went modest fourth run-in

13/2

2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Kempton

Givemefive

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

took keen hold, disputed lead, raced in second after 1st, hit 3 out, pushed along and challenging before 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, headed and no extra inside final 110yds

3/1

1st

1

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Givemefive

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

1m3f winner on the Flat when trained by Johnny Murtagh (RPR 75); smooth winner of a juvenile hurdle at Market Rasen last month (2m, soft) where his jumping improved as the race went on; open to improvement and he's a major player despite his 7lb penalty.

3/1

Form: 8048-6

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won 7f maiden at last year's Galway festival; hasn't built on that since and looks harshly treated from a handicapping perspective; stamina to prove at this trip.

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5th

7

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Evenings Empire

10st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

1-15 on the Flat but stayed well; beaten between 8l and 21l in three Irish maidens won by smart novices (hooded the last twice) and it could well be that today's quicker ground will benefit, as was the case on the Flat; an interesting handicap debutante; races prominently.

11/2

5th

16

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

Evenings Empire

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led narrowly, headed but prominent halfway, not fluent 3 out, weakened from last

14/1

9th

18

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Evenings Empire

10st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led, mistake 2 out, headed home turn, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 5745-3

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Promise in maidens for Donnacha O'Brien and encouraging debut for this yard when beaten roughly 5l in an AW claimer when returning last month; not sure to appreciate this new trip though.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

14

(16)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Western Cape

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: E McNamara

prominent, went second after 1f, led under 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final 110yds

12/1

11th

12

(12)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Western Cape

9st 4lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: E McNamara

towards rear

25/1

12th

13

(12)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Western Cape

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: E McNamara

No win in 14 starts; not a bad effort over C&D last time but more needed again; 1lb wrong.

12/1

50/1

Form: 580-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Outran odds of 150-1 on debut in October when fifth of 15 but well below that form in three runs since including when tailed off last at Leopardstown earlier this month; plenty to prove at present.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(7)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Donbeg Reel

9st 4lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: N Stokes

midfield

14/1

11th

6

(1)

21st Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 30y

16:50 Cork

Donbeg Reel

9st 10lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: N Stokes

Outran odds of 150-1 on debut in October when fifth of 15 but well below that form in three runs since including when tailed off last at Leopardstown earlier this month; plenty to prove at present.

50/1

12th

10

(12)

2nd Apr 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Donbeg Reel

8st 10lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: N Stokes

Showed promise in maidens at the Curragh and Dundalk before a disappointing run at latter track; should win races in time but likely to improve from this.

22/1

Form: 76560-

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

0-5; no improvement for the switch to AW or handicaps on her last two starts; hood on for return; off 135 days.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

(5)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:10 Tipperary

Miss Yvonne

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

made virtually all, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and clear inside final furlong, went further clear final 110yds

7/1

3rd

3

(14)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Limerick

Miss Yvonne

9st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fast out of the gates over 7f at Roscommon latest and shaped as though a drop in trip would suit; will need the same gate speed from this draw and has decent claims if she gets home.

5/1

20/1

Form: 0045-9

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden and tailed off on last month's return at Navan when trying both this trip and heavy ground for the first time; bit to prove after that run.

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

7

(11)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Grey Fable

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Has been disappointing after initial handicap promise; well held behind a stablemate on Curragh return and loads of improvement needed.

16/1

14th

19

(24)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Grey Fable

9st 3lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Has been disappointing after initial handicap promise, notably when second over 1m4f at Roscommon; not much on AW during the winter and now drops in trip with tongue-tie tried.

16/1

8th

2

(16)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Grey Fable

10st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

in touch with leaders

8/1

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