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17:10 Navan

Yielding To Soft

Donaghmore Handicap

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 1m 5f 0y
  • 23 runners
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Donaghmore Handicap

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.10
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 24130-

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

No issues with stamina seeing that he won over 1m7f at Leopardstown last August and subsequently finished second over 2m2f at Down Royal; has changed stable.

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No Results Found

14/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 14080- CD

Last run: 302 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Began last season with C&D win before fourth behind Magnetic North in this race 12 months ago, absent since last June.

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3rd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Scott Lang

12st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

in touch with leaders, prominent after 6th

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 31978-

Last run: 143 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Showed a fair standard of form in maiden hurdles during the winter; only 1-18 on Flat, and now 7lb higher than at the time of that sole success at Killarney last October.

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9th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Star Official

11st 13lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: R Donohoe

C&D winner earlier this winter; ground/trip both fine for him but he's probably on a stiff enough mark for now.

6/1

4th

8

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Star Official

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: R Donohoe

Won a Thurles handicap hurdle in October and very consistent since; needs to bounce back from a sub-standard effort at Gowran but every chance of doing so in this company.

11/2

5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Star Official

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: R Donohoe

Winner off 95 at Thurles in October and fairly consistent since over hurdles and in a Flat handicap; his best might not be quite good enough here.

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 9036-2

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Outran odds of 50-1 when third on handicap debut over a furlong farther here last October; another fair run over 1m4f at Galway; both those runs on heavy ground; proved similarly effective when second over 2m at Dundalk on his first outing for five months; should not be far away.

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4th

19

(10)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Fenomeno

9st 5lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Charles Weld

midfield, headway 3f out, pressed leaders when ridden under 2f out, kept on but no extra inside final furlong

5/1

2nd

6

(1)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Fenomeno

9st 12lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Charles Weld

Outran odds of 50-1 when third on handicap debut over 1m6f at Navan last October; another fair run over 1m4f at Galway; both those runs on heavy ground; first time on this surface now, not certain to be ideal.

10/1

Form: 804-7

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Unplaced at this venue on first handicap run; perhaps more likely to open his account over hurdles, judged on his form in the company of some smart juveniles.

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No Results Found

Form: 337 BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in Flat maidens at Dundalk early in the year before a solid effort on handicap hurdle debut at Limerick; struggled over hurdles at Tramore on Tuesday.

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7th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Mulligan

led, soon clear, much reduced lead 3 out

13/2

14th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 8lb

J: R M Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Winning hurdler; restrained when winning over 1m2f at Dundalk last month but was gifted an easy lead over 2m there and never saw another rival, scoring by an unchallenged 15l (opposing jockeys handed bans for how the race unfolded); headstrong individual who is likely to try something similar here.

14/1

1st

8

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 9lb

J: Mr K P Healy

T: Paul Mulligan

made virtually all, went clear when took keen hold after 2f, went further clear before halfway, reduced lead but going okay under 2f out, shaken up final 110yds, pushed out, comfortably

20/1

Form: 040-70 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won this event last year at 25-1; no further success during a busy campaign, though ran well when second at the Curragh last October; appears held by Paradise Lost on running here last time.

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11th

5

(5)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Magnetic North

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: James McAuley

Decent strike-rate on turf (9-58) but has never been placed on AW; well held here lately.

14/1

14th

1

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Magnetic North

10st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Good strike-rate on turf but never won, or even been placed, on AW and well held here lately.

14/1

7/2

Form: 57-3

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Three-time bumper winner; ran below expectations in Flat maidens last June, behind a stablemate at Sligo and when folding tamely in testing conditions at Roscommon; more like it when third over 1m4f on seasonal debut at Bellewstown; likely to have Galway on the agenda ultimately but could be good enough here.

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13th

1

(15)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Fairyhouse

The Gossiper

10st 2lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

Smart bumper performer who is 3-5 in bumpers but hasn't translated that form to the level; return to quicker ground needs to yield improvement.

17/2

8th

18

(8)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

The Gossiper

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: Emmet Mullins

in touch with leaders, pushed along when switched right 2f out, soon ridden briefly, no extra inside final furlong

7/2

3rd

7

(8)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:50 Bellewstown

The Gossiper

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Emmet Mullins

Three-time bumper winner (good/heavy) ran below expectations in Flat maidens last June, behind a stablemate at Sligo and when folding tamely in testing conditions at Roscommon; should have more to offer on the level but possibly more so in handicaps; has run well fresh.

6/1

12/1

Form: 00707- D

Last run: 127 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Former French winner who has never been lower in the weights; not a lost cause but probably best watched on seasonal debut.

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8th

8

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders, led after 4f

16/1

7th

3

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: M Halford & T Collins

Three runner-up finishes on turf this year, two of them over further than this; has failed to show his best form at this venue and it looked as if he needed further when sixth over C&D four weeks ago; on a positive note, his yard is in excellent form.

5/1

6th

4

(15)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

10st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Stays a lot further and plenty of placed form on turf, including three runner-up finishes this year; not shown his best at this venue albeit not had that many goes here.

12/1

Form: /7100-

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

1m4f handicap winner off 63 for Jack Davison last autumn, now rated 71; unplaced in two hurdles starts for this stable; tried with a tongue-tie now.

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33/1

Form: /7090-

Last run: 232 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Six-time Flat winner in Britain between 2018 and 2021, best on AW; long-priced handicap hurdle winner at Sligo last October; no encouragement from his more recent hurdles form.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

True Destiny

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, dropped to rear halfway

25/1

6th

11

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

True Destiny

10st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Winner of six races on the Flat in Britain; in good form over hurdles this summer; C&D winner and a clear second under a big weight over 3m at Kilbeggan, both on decent ground; finished last in a Flat handicap at Galway on Friday.

6/1

Form: 1216-8

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Progressive filly last term when her second 1m4f success came on soft ground at Listowel, beating Queen Of Seduction (first reserve); should be sharper now after mid-field run over 1m2f at Leopardstown.

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6th

7

(10)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Butterfly Garden

9st 9lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Kevin Prendergast

in touch with leaders early, midfield behind clear leader halfway, some headway on far side of group 1f out, kept on inside final 110yds

16/1

13th

7

(16)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Butterfly Garden

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Kevin Prendergast

Listowel festival winner last year over this trip; has failed to hit top form this year; best run of the turf season was over 1m6f at Killarney in July.

10/1

7th

11

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Butterfly Garden

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kevin Prendergast

Listowel festival winner last year over 1m4f; has failed to find her best form this season and made little impact over 1m6f at Listowel this time around; best run this was over 1m6f at Killarney in July.

16/1

25/1

Form: 3000-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner for Andrew Balding and has some decent placed form on soft; bought for 11,000gns last autumn; on a long losing sequence since Epsom 1m4f win two years ago; needs to improve from Irish debut in a recent 1m2f handicap at Leopardstown.

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7

(5)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Group One Power

9st 13lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P J F Murphy

towards rear of midfield

14/1

13th

2

(16)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Group One Power

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

held up in rear, some headway when switched right 3f out, pushed along 2f out, soon no extra

25/1

14th
13 (11)
Belgoprince

7/1

Form: 65415/ C

Last run: 512 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Emphatic course 1m6f winner in October 2021; absent since narrowly beaten in a handicap hurdle at the 2021 Christmas festival at Leopardstown; entitled to need this but every chance he remains well enough treated.

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13th

6

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Belgoprince

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Scored over 1m4f last summer on much better ground at Tipperary and Epsom and stays further; trip on the short side here, has form on soft.

9/1

Form: 710-00

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Form has taken a turn for the worse since second in a handicap hurdle at Naas in February; generally in good form in the final quarter of last year when trained by Charles Byrnes.

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11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Wajaaha

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick J McKenna

Three-time hurdles scorer whose last win came on the Flat at Dundalk in November 2022; some good runs in defeat at that venue late last year; has tended to struggle over hurdles since finishing second at this venue early last year.

20/1

16th
4 (17)
Puntastic

20/1

Form: 48/34-

Last run: 324 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has been running over hurdles since joining Paul Nolan; third over 1m2f at Redcar a year ago was the brightest spot on his record for Jedd O'Keeffe; plenty of weight here.

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0

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Puntastic

11st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

Minor placed form on the Flat in Britain with Jedd O'Keeffe; ordinary form in juvenile hurdles last season; two poor efforts on the Flat this year; blinkers will need to make a big difference.

20/1

13th

7

(2)

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

15:07 Listowel

Puntastic

9st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

25/1

16th

4

(17)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Puntastic

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Paul Nolan

pushed along briefly, soon midfield, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

20/1

17th
14 (18)
Ghumama

20/1

Form: 219588

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

In good form at Dundalk a few months ago but hard to fancy on more recent evidence; best Dundalk form has been over the extended 1m2f; this may stretch her stamina.

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13th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Ghumama

11st 0lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, jumped left 1st, jumped left 2nd

33/1

12th

5

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Ghumama

11st 9lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, slow jump 2nd

33/1

20/1

Form: 0/078/

Last run: 1318 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Won three races for Jessica Harrington when in the form of her life in August 2018; off for three years before reappearance at Gowran in January; has struggled on her two most recent starts over hurdles; has changed stable.

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18th

8

(15)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Rovetta

9st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Michael Mulvany

pushed along briefly, in touch with leaders, some headway when pushed along on outer home turn, weakened 3f out

20/1

9th

10

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:50 Limerick

Rovetta

10st 4lb

J: Alan King

T: Peter McCreery

prominent in chasing group, headway 2nd

16/1

17th

12

12th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 89y

15:07 Naas

Rovetta

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Won three races for Jessica Harrington when in the form of her life in August 2018; off for three years before reappearance at Gowran in January; could be given some sort of chance on the evidence of two Clonmel outings in recent weeks.

10/1

Form: 444/71

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has gone up 7lb for breakthrough win at Dundalk 11 days ago; stable in good form and should not be far away if handling this ground.

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6

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Boola Boola

9st 11lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

C&D winner last spring; running over hurdles before a respectable effort over C&D last month; not dismissed.

14/1

7th

2

(14)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Boola Boola

10st 2lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

C&D winner last April but out of form over jumps of late and had been struggling for form on the Flat too when last seen in the summer.

20/1

15th

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Boola Boola

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dundalk handicap winner last spring; returned from over five months off when pulled up in a Punchestown handicap hurdle last week; best watched.

25/1

Form: 07234-

Last run: 191 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

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No Results Found

Form: /009-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

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9th

15

(13)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Indulging

9st 3lb

T: T M Walsh

towards rear of midfield

5th

10

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Indulging

10st 1lb

J: Mr D T Hyde

T: T M Walsh

midfield

14/1

2nd

6

(3)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Laytown

Indulging

11st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: T M Walsh

Longstanding maiden and another in here for whom 7f looks far too sharp a distance these days; tough task at the weights.

25/1

Form: 6/60-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

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0

6

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:05 Leopardstown

Abraham

10st 13lb

J: Mr Elliot Ohgren

T: John C McConnell

held up in rear

7/2

4th

9

(8)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Abraham

9st 4lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

held up in rear, pushed along and headway when bumped under 2f out, ridden and ran on well up the centre from 1f out, went fourth final strides

33/1

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Non-runners

Vincenzo Gamba, Queen Of Seduction, Indulging, Abraham

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Payout
Exacta €1751.00
Straight Forecast €1143.30
Tricast €35784.10
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Gossiper

POSTDATA:

Butterfly Garden

RP Ratings (IRE):

Boola Boola

TOPSPEED:

Magnetic North

The Irish Sun:

The Gossiper