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Ard Erin Stud Handicap

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Ard Erin Stud Handicap

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £37.10
  • Place: £5.90

Form: 25364-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden; only narrowly denied on handicap debut from 4lb higher last summer; couldn't build on that back in maidens subsequently; fair mark if she returned at her best; off 183 days.

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11th

7

(16)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Naas

Any Dream Will Do

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: W McCreery

dwelt start, switched to far side early, in rear

25/1

6th

1

(12)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Any Dream Will Do

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Won over 1m at Limeick in the spring, more recently has been chasing black type without success although went up 4lb for recent Listowel Listed fifth; opposable back in handicap company.

10/1

5th

6

(6)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Any Dream Will Do

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

1m handicap winner on soft but well held in couple of stabs at this level and similar outcome likely.

50/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 70069-

Last run: 185 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has won four on turf but all his best form is at 7f and he wasn't at his best at the back end of last term; off 185 days.

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2nd

14

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: J F Levins

prominent towards near side, challenging going okay over 1f out, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 10321/

Last run: 544 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Winner when last seen on the Flat in 2021 and added a hurdle success at Galway in October; feasibly treated back on the level if ready after 173 days off.

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14th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Big Island

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Handicap hurdle winner and consistent this season without scoring, most recently when runner-up in a Thurles handicap hurdle in December; trip and ground suit and might not be far away.

6/1

2nd

16

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Big Island

10st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: W J Lanigan

Finding it hard to add to Galway success of 2022 although several good efforts in defeat (including on Flat); too keen and paid the price at Navan last time.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 2326-0

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Went close when switched to handicaps on all-weather for John Ryan last year; low-key yard debut earlier this month but ground was probably against him and he may come on for that; poor draw.

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9

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Lord Vader

11st 12lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

Flat winner in September and ran with credit on hurdle bow here when shaping like he would be better for the run; likely improver and handles testing ground on the level.

5/2

13th

17

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Lord Vader

11st 7lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

midfield throughout, no extra after 2 out

16/1

1st

1

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:04 Cork

Lord Vader

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Emmet Mullins

An 11-race maiden; respectable form including a close fourth in a Limerick handicap in June and when third in a Galway maiden last month when racing too keenly; respected with the champion jockey booked but needs to find a bit more.

9/2

Form: 720-59 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

First reserve; losing run goes back more than two years and on a stiff mark on recent achievements.

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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

40/1

Form: 1008-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Hit the crossbar in two fillies' maidens at Gowran at the start of last term before getting off the mark at Sligo in May 2022; struggled since though and seemingly needs further.

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4th

8

(11)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Gradulations

9st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

Dual turf winner, notably a valuable fillies' handicap at Down Royal this summer; was tailed off on soft last time but this will suit better; ran well sole AW start as a 2yo.

12/1

11th

4

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Gradulations

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Went close in a big-field 1m4f handicap here in June before making no mistake at Down Royal (1m5f, good); however, although running well, he's unproven over this far and seems to need goodish ground.

13/2

1st

4

(6)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

19:25 Down Royal

Gradulations

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went second 3f out, led going best 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, easily

3/1

3/1

Form: 6015-2 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won from 3lb lower at Tipperary last summer; well backed for her return to action at Leopardstown earlier this month when finding one too good; winner and third have both boosted the form since and therefore a 2lb rise may be fine.

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1st

1

(18)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Karlsberg

10st 2lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Shane Crawley

mounted on course, prominent, pressed leader after 1f, shaken up 3f out, ridden when led narrowly over 1f out, kept on well

14/1

13th

13

(16)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 30y

18:45 Killarney

Karlsberg

9st 9lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Shane Crawley

Fairly consistent in competitive handicaps this season without winning on various ground conditions; each-way chance again despite a bad draw.

14/1

6/1

Form: 3228-2 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Frustrating sort who hit the crossbar again last time in a 1m Dundalk maiden when an odds on favourite; now placed in seven of his nine starts without winning but he may come on for his latest start and hard to rule out.

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6th

13

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:10 Down Royal

Rick Dalton

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Cian Collins

Went close a number of times on the Flat for Ger Lyons and again ran with credit on both runs in Flat maidens for his current handler; interesting on his hurdles debut and worth a market check, but others look more likely.

25/1

16/1

Form: 84274- D

Last run: 226 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Winner at Leopardstown at the start of last season but his overall record on turf is patchy; good run in a Laytown handicap when last seen and respected from 3lb lower back up in trip; off 226 days.

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No Results Found

20/1

Form: 041/90

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden on his final start for Ger Lyons in 2021 but well below form in two runs for this yard; return to 1m should help and he's on a workable mark if it does spark a revival.

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8th

10

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

16:25 Naas

Safari Quest

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: A J Martin

Maiden winner for Ger Lyons in 2021; missed all of last year and hard to make a case for on what we've seen this campaign unless first-time cheekpieces bring about huge improvement.

16/1

16th

4

(20)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 123y

20:20 Galway

Safari Quest

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Maiden winner for Ger Lyons in 2021; missed all of last year; hard to fancy on recent form but down 10lb since the start of the season and from a yard with a fine record at this fixture.

10/1

9th

4

(3)

1st Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 151y

16:35 Roscommon

Safari Quest

9st 10lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: A J Martin

Maiden winner for Ger Lyons in 2021; steps back up in trip here after three runs on soft ground over inadequate distances; hard to assess but no surprise if he put in a much better effort here.

10/1

Form: 007-05 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back to the 2021 Galway Festival but has come down a long way in the weights and he hinted at a return to form when fifth of 13 at Leopardstown last time, despite a slow start; very well treated if he can build on that, although stall 15 isn't ideal.

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7th

8

(8)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Sirjack Thomas

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Heavily-raced seven-time winner, the most recent of those gained last May at the Curragh off 3lb higher; best of five starts this year when third over 7f here in March.

12/1

20/1

Form: 949-9

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Showed a bit when fourth in a Gowran maiden second time out; however, has struggled either side of that effort and seems on a stiff mark.

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6th

13

(11)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Broad Daylight

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Maiden ended last season with a good third at Gowran on heavy; both runs this term leave him with plenty to find though; 1lb wrong.

16/1

6th

17

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Broad Daylight

9st 5lb

J: Gabriella Hill

T: J S Bolger

Ended last season with a pleasing display at Gowran; down the field at the Curragh last month in a race in which See Me Through was fourth.

33/1

6/1

Form: 16/22- D

Last run: 186 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

1m winner in France and two narrow defeats at the end of last season, finishing runner-up to Nighthab (won three handicaps since) in an all-weather claimer at Deauville when last seen on the level; tailed off in a trio of hurdle outings for this yard but he's very interesting back on the level from what looks like a workable mark.

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12th

15

(15)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Pralognan

8st 13lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A J Martin

Juvenile winner in France with placed form at up to 1m4f; faller on last month's hurdles return and this trip looks on the short side.

25/1

4

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Pralognan

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, headway into midfield after 3 out, keeping on when fell 2 out

11/2

3rd

12

(11)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:10 Cork

Pralognan

8st 13lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A J Martin

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 2f out, good headway up the centre over 1f out, ran on well and went third final strides

7/2

Form: -36416 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Not easy to predict but got it together at Dundalk this winter, winning three races over 1m; the latest of those was when well backed for a claimer on his penultimate outing and probably didn't appreciate a return to 7f last month on yard debut; could go well but all his best form is on AW.

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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

100/1

Form: 007-88

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

All four wins on AW and hasn't won since a Kempton success over 1m4f in 2019; well held last when trying this headgear combination for the first time at Dundalk in February and hard to recommend.

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8th

16

(14)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 3f 180y

17:25 Galway

Desert Wind

9st 6lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

All four wins have come on AW and on a losing run since 2019; hard to recommend.

50/1

Form: 3-1430

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

In good form on AW over the winter and gained a fourth career win in a 7f handicap in January; low-key efforts at Leopardstown earlier this month though and his record at 1m is patchy; poor draw.

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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

Form: 42590- D

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; didn't beat a rival on AW when last seen and still above his last winning turf mark in 2021.

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No Results Found

Form: 99310-

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; well backed at times last year and finally got a second win on the board at Gowran in October; tough mark now though.

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10th

1

(17)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Stormy Jenn

10st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: P Cluskey

Only two wins in a 30-race Flat career but both have come at this venue; worth considering now after recent Naas second on her seasonal debut; has an edge over Captured.

4/1

2nd

1

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Stormy Jenn

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: P Cluskey

soon prominent, led on inner over 3f out, joined under 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €5671.00
Straight Forecast €2526.70
Tricast €46156.90
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Karlsberg

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sirjack Thomas

TOPSPEED:

Shawaamekh

POSTDATA:

Karlsberg

The Irish Sun:

Karlsberg