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17:25 Gowran Park

Yielding To Soft

Racing Again May 23rd Handicap

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  • 1m 6f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Racing Again May 23rd Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.40
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 44360-

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Rattled off a three-timer in 2021, mixed form last year under both codes; lacks a recent run but has run well fresh.

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2nd

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Sequoiaspirit

11st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead 2 out, kept on but no chance with winner final 110yds

13/2

14th

5

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Sequoiaspirit

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Ray Hackett

5-20 overall on Flat, doing well this year at 1m4f-2m; 0-11 over hurdles but that includes five seconds and he's also not been discredited on last two outings (on yielding to soft; tried 2m4f latest); has the form to be on the premises.

18/1

5th

12

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Sequoiaspirit

10st 3lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Ray Hackett

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 2 out, kept on run-in

9/1

2nd
14 (13)
Bolero

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 2924-4

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Now a 17-race maiden although some good runs last autumn; best work at finish on last month's seasonal return at Bellewstown which should have put her right for this; acts on soft and one to consider.

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11th

14

(3)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Bolero

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: H Rogers

Placed in seven of her 23 starts, no recent indication that she can achieve a breakthrough win at the age of eight.

25/1

11th

14

(3)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Bolero

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: H Rogers

Placed in seven of her 23 starts, no recent indication that she can achieve a breakthrough win at the age of eight.

25/1

OUR TIP

13/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 473-2

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Tramore maiden hurdle winner with only four Flat runs to-date, including maiden placings at the Curragh and on last month's comeback at Bellewstown when chasing home an odds-on shot; mark remains unchanged and one for the shortlist on handicap debut.

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10th

5

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Douglas Dc

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win in 25 races was in a maiden hurdle in April 2022 for Gordon Elliott; this season's first two starts for new yard were his best efforts for a while, but his placings behind runaway winners at Sandown on last two outings do not read so well; not proven beyond 2m1f and unraced over this far; acts on soft.

20/1

3rd

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:20 Sandown

Douglas Dc

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win in 24 races under rules was in a maiden hurdle in April 2022 for Gordon Elliott; goes well on soft ground (runner-up on heavy on Flat) and this season's first two starts for new yard were his best efforts for a while; second of eight in a military race over C&D latest, behind a runaway winner but this 6yo is still one to consider.

9/2

2nd

1

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 4

13:50 Sandown

Douglas Dc

12st 2lb

J: Sgt Nathan Rahman

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win in 23 rules races was in a maiden hurdle in April 2022 for Gordon Elliott; goes well on soft ground and, after running his best race for a while at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft), he found everything happening too fast at Kempton behind the smart Rare Edition; can do better this time.

10/1

4th
13 (17)
Ellaat

9/2

Form: 4565-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Versatile sort, three Flat and three hurdles wins; never competitive when attracting stewards attention on yard debut over C&D last month, keeping on under tender handling (reportedly coughing); tongue tie now fitted and no surprise if he made a much more forward showing here although balance of form is on better ground.

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13th

5

(8)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Ellaat

9st 8lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Has attracted the attention of the stewards in the past; came from some way back to win a heavy ground handicap at Gowran in October over 1m4f; good runs subsequently in a Curragh handicap and a Punchestown handicap hurdle; cheekpieces tried here and likely to go well if the market speaks favourably.

5/1

3rd

3

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Ellaat

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield

7/2

Form: 0/1/26 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Ran a cracker here last month (first Flat run in two years) over extended 1m1f (soft) but race possibly came too soon when beaten favourite at Tipperary two days later; unproven over this far.

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5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Bigz Belief

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Matthew J Smith

raced wide, jumped right on occasions, led, headed 3 out

16/1

Form: 2127-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Generally consistent on the Flat last year, getting off the mark over 2m at Tramore; wasn't beaten too far (slow to break and never nearer) on seasonal return behind a stablemate at Limerick last month and much more forward showing expected here (goes on soft).

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19th

15

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Barometer

10st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield

20/1

17th

4

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Barometer

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

One 2m win from 21 races on the Flat, showing fair form; has shown ability in all four starts (maidens) over hurdles, the latest when runner-up to an impressive odds-on winner at Punchestown in October; could have more to give in this sphere and it is needed.

20/1

12/1

Form: 7-0349

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Ran twice on turf last year; bright start in handicap company when third at Dundalk (1m4f) over the winter but took a backward step last time when cheekpieces tried (now left off); first encounter with soft ground here.

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12

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Foreign Policy

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Flat maiden has run well in some Dundalk handicaps this spring but below that level last twice; modest appeal on hurdling debut.

14/1

7th

12

(12)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Foreign Policy

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and outpaced under 2f out, no extra 1f out

12/1

9th

11

(10)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Foreign Policy

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Noel Meade

Ran twice on turf last year; made a bright start in handicap company with 66-1 third over 1m4f here last month; another solid run over the same trip last month; fair chance if staying.

13/2

25/1

Form: 20/09- CD

Last run: 216 days

W: 9st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Stable stalwart whose two Flat wins include over C&D; lightly campaigned in recent years and best watched on seasonal return on ground softer than he likes.

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8th

6

(10)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Mountain Fox

9st 11lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: F Oakes

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near to challenge

25/1

9th

2

6th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Thurles

Mountain Fox

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: F Oakes

in rear, pushed along and struggling after halfway, kept on from over 2f out, made no telling impression (jockey said gelding never travelled during this race)

16/1

6th

11

19th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Mountain Fox

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: F Oakes

towards rear, pushed along and headway from 2 out, ridden and ran on from last, not reach leaders

25/1

Form: 2/06-7

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced in Britain, best effort a 1m2f Bath maiden second for Roger Varian (soft); bought for 6,000gns at Tattersalls July Sales last year and uninspiring Irish debut at Bellewstown; tongue tie now fitted.

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9th

9

(4)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Mojazaffah

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Shane Crawley

raced in second

20/1

7th

5

(3)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 70y

16:15 Bellewstown

Mojazaffah

9st 11lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Shane Crawley

Lightly raced in Britain, best effort a 1m2f Bath maiden second for Roger Varian (soft); below best in two Kempton AW runs last summer for Marco Botti and bought for 6,000gns at Tattersalls July Sales; upped in trip on yard debut.

12/1

25/1

Form: /5300-

Last run: 298 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Mostly hurdling of late; 0-5 on the Flat and of limited appeal off current mark.

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0

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Sean Says

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Rodger Sweeney

3-31 over hurdles; mostly campaigned over fences and on the Flat over the past 12 months; makes little appeal.

16/1

5th

6

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Sean Says

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Rodger Sweeney

1-16 over fences; tailed off over similar trip on latest chase start at Tramore and well held over timber at Clonmel since; patchy profile.

16/1

5th

7

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Sean Says

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: Rodger Sweeney

Mixing it between jumping and Flat in recent months; runs well on occasions but has never been a prolific winner.

16/1

11th
4 (6)
Belgoprince

10/1

Form: 5415/0 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Navan winner in 2021 returned from 482-day absence when never featuring at same venue last month; entitled to come on for that and worth a market check (acts on soft).

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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

9th

20

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Belgoprince

10st 2lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

took keen hold, towards rear

12/1

7/1

Form: 1978-3

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Last year's Killarney win (1m4f) came on soft and very encouraging comeback effort at Navan last month in testing conditions augurs well; shortlisted.

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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

13th
15 (8)
Griseo

33/1

Form: 0079-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Ex John McConnell-trained filly needs to improve markedly on underwhelming yard debut here last month.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

15

(8)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Griseo

8st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: V C Ward

awkward start, in touch with leaders

33/1

12th

10

(18)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 130y

17:45 Gowran Park

Griseo

9st 3lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: V C Ward

Raced six times and has yet to remotely threaten the judge, including handicap debut over 1m5f; new trainer.

25/1

Form: 07234-

Last run: 209 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a series of solid runs in defeat on softish ground at 1m4f; remains on a fair mark and yard going well so one to consider.

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6th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Queen Of Seduction

11st 5lb

J: Miss A Hourigan

T: G T Hourigan

Dual winner on the Flat with a rating of 84; decent effort on her hurdles debut at Cork in January but both runs since disappointing; may want better ground over hurdles and opening mark looks on the high side.

25/1

15th
10 (15)
Oranmore

16/1

Form: -24575

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Maiden was just denied at Dundalk in January and solid run at same track last time; turf form on soft moderate so hard to be confident in.

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5th

7

(14)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Oranmore

9st 10lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Luke Comer

towards rear, headway towards near side 2f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

18/1

8th

6

(16)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Oranmore

9st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

dwelt start, towards rear, headway on far side of group 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

16/1

Form: /0860-

Last run: 212 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler 0-6 on the Flat for the McNamaras; first start for new yard and 5lb wrong.

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1st

16

(8)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:10 Navan

Tory Reel

9st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Best Flat effort when third in a Gowran handicap in May; got off the mark over hurdles last time over 2m4f at Killarney; could make his presence felt.

14/1

1st

15

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Tory Reel

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Won a juvenile maiden hurdle last summer for his previous trainer; creditable third on the Flat at Gowran in May on the first of two outings for this stable; fitness not in doubt and relatively unexposed as a hurdler.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €1705.00
Straight Forecast €1885.40
Tricast €12028.10
Trifecta €15674.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Barometer

The Irish Sun:

Queen Of Seduction

POSTDATA:

Ellaat

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