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Racing Again Here 22nd May Handicap

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  • 1m 4f 10y
  • 13 runners
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Racing Again Here 22nd May Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 3255-0

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

AW winner for Charlie Appleby, for whom he also ran well in a couple of handicaps; well beaten on the AW on his debut for this yard and unraced on this ground; risky.

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

5th

5

(4)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

15:05 Navan

Last Ammo

9st 5lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

midfield, in touch with leaders 3f out, hung badly left from over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

7th

7

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Last Ammo

9st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Won a staying handicap at Galway last summer and ran well under a 14lb penalty at Killarney subsequently; yet to prove how effective he can be off this mark and others preferred.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 6/22-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Winning miler in France; tailed off in three maiden hurdles for this yard before finishing down the field back on the Flat at Limerick (1m, soft); bit to prove here, including his stamina for 1m4f.

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Verdict Starting price

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: 6477-3

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Placed in a 1m2f AW handicap before finishing tailed off in one of the handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival; had a lot of racing and not as good as he was, but has each-way claims in a handicap of this nature.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

disputing second, lost position before 4th, raced in last when not fluent 5th, left in third 4 out, hampered by loose horse before 3 out, struggling on turn after 3 out, tailed off

5/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Grace Harris

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn; ran okay to be fourth of six back over hurdles on stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft) and he contested a Class 2 last time at Doncaster; seems to be okay on heavy and he could have some say.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 22-1 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Suffered two near misses before making the most of a golden opportunity at Bellewstown (1m4f, heavy), albeit in no more than workmanlike fashion; well related and should have more to offer in handicaps.

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7th

8

(6)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

18:20 Gowran Park

Star Kissed

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Season was cut short after winning the 1m4f Cork Derby (premier handicap) last June; was a very progressive mare up to that point; should be better for her recent run at Cork but has plenty to find at these weights.

10/1

8th

12

(9)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 4f 25y

14:50 Cork

Star Kissed

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Season was cut short after winning the Cork Derby over C&D in June; was a very progressive mare up to that point and can play a hand if that carries over after 10 months off.

8/1

1st

9

(5)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:10 Cork

Star Kissed

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, went third under 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ridden out towards finish, always doing enough

9/2

Abandoned

Form: 2390-

Last run: 164 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Dual winning hurdler who was having only his fourth Flat start when well beaten on the AW (2m) in November, after which he left Emmet Mullins for only £3,000; others are preferred.

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0

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Thousand Tears

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

Twice successful over hurdles though not for some time (staying-on third when unseated in this race two years ago) and absent since well held on Dundalk polytrack over a year ago during short spell with Emmet Mullins.

14/1

7

(7)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 182y

19:35 Killarney

Thousand Tears

9st 13lb

J: Julie Burke

T: John M Burke

Form: 30007-

Last run: 205 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Ultimately disappointing for Mark Johnston after winning on his debut and he's now 1-10 on the Flat; however, encouraging that he came good again in a Cork maiden hurdle a month ago and that had been coming; these conditions will bring his stamina into play.

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5th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Luminous Light

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Anthony McCann

Maiden hurdle winner at Cork a year ago and very consistent since; put in a very rare below par effort at Gowran in February when last seen and has to bounce back.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 04520/

Last run: 885 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Only his second run for this yard when winning a maiden hurdle at Limerick (2m, soft) in March; well beaten since then, latterly in a charity Flat race at Punchestown; still a maiden in this code (0-13) and not entirely sure what to expect with a tongue-tie tried; perhaps the market can help.

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10th

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Cafe Con Leche

11st 8lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Loves testing conditions, gaining fourth win over hurdles with 40-1 success earlier this month in 2m1f Cork handicap, coming with good late turn of foot under today's rider for cosy win; up 8lb for that and yet to win over this far but respected.

11/4

1st

1

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

Cafe Con Leche

12st 2lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; has tended to struggle since then; others preferred.

16/1

10th

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Cafe Con Leche

11st 6lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; well held in similar conditions at Galway last month and low-key fourth on the Flat since; others preferred.

33/1

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 4080-2

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Only win came over 1m5f on good ground but he handled the testing conditions fine when nearly doubling his tally at Navan (1m5f) two weeks ago; entitled to come on for that run and tongue-tie replaces cheekpieces; involved.

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Verdict Starting price

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

Abandoned

Form: 000-00 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Stuck on a long losing sequence since his Epsom 1m4f win two years ago when with Andrew Balding; well beaten on heavy ground in two runs for this yard, finishing well behind Scott Lang the last time.

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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

Abandoned

Form: 83796/

Last run: 589 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden who was well held in a trio of Group 3 heats (1m4f-2m) when last seen in 2021; placed in a Curragh maiden before those and this mark might be okay if retaining all of his ability; now gelded.

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11th

10

(5)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Seattle Sound

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Exploited reduced mark when 20-1 winner at Limerick on second run after a long absence; not certain to uphold form with runner-up En Or, a winner since.

14/1

1st

4

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 70y

20:30 Limerick

Seattle Sound

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

made all, clear after 1f, reduced lead over 2f out, ridden when faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well, always doing enough

16/1

7th

3

(13)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 110y

20:15 Tipperary

Seattle Sound

10st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Ambitiously campaigned in Group 3 races in 2021 after finishing third in a 1m4f Curragh maiden; probably best watched after a long absence.

14/1

Form: 3038-2

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Handled soft ground in his maidens and very nearly made a successful handicap debut at Cork (1m2f, good to yielding); good to see the third win next time (comfortably) and he clearly has a race in him today's 2lb higher mark.

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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

Abandoned

Form: /60-34

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Placed in Germany; well held in two maidens last season for Johnny Murtagh; things have picked up for new yard this campaign with placed efforts over 1m at Gowran and Bellewstown (testing ground both times); could be interesting over a new trip as the dam won over this far.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(2)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:00 Sligo

Narlita

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: H Rogers

Consistent performer last season, winning over 1m4f at Bellewstown and second twice afterwards; can run well fresh and likes it soft.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 040-0

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Has no form claims judged on three maiden defeats (1m-1m4f) and a tailed-off effort on her handicap debut at Leopardstown (1m1f).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

15

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Fire Coral

10st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: C W J Farrell

Makes handicap debut after three heavy defeats in maidens; Flat exploits were none too inspiring, however.

16/1

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Verdict

Star Kissed didn’t exactly blow them away when odds-on for her maiden victory and others might be better handicapped. RATTLE AND HUM suffered a near miss on his handicap debut and the third impressed next time. Narlita is back in form and she steps up to a trip that her dam won over. Scott Lang is another likely to be involved.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Star Kissed

SPOTLIGHT:

Rattle And Hum

TOPSPEED:

Last Ammo

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Luminous Light

The Irish Sun:

Star Kissed