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20:15 Down Royal

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Laura Nicholas Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Laura Nicholas Memorial Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.70
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 094028 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Has won eight races and this is arguably his best trip; good run at Listowel when runner-up at the start of the month but lesser effort at Gowran since on slower ground and would probably prefer quicker ground here.

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9th

13

(15)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Sunset Nova

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, prominent halfway, weakened over 1f out

7/1

2nd
13 (13)
Sadiqaa

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 008609 D BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

At his best over this trip but struggling back on turf this summer and was well held by Swiss Army Officer when last seen.

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OUR TIP

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 38-067

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

A 23-race maiden; fairly consistent this year without looking particularly well treated; needs to step up on last week's seventh at Cork.

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3rd

4

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Laytown

I Know I Can

10st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: Fergal Birrane

started quickly, led narrowly, headed and lost second over 1f out, soon no extra, no match for first two

25/1

15th

10

(8)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 187y

16:35 Bellewstown

I Know I Can

9st 5lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Fergal Birrane

soon led, headed but prominent halfway, weakened quickly 2f out

25/1

Form: 0-0087

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Sole win came on AW in Britain back in 2020; hinted at return to form when seventh at Fairyhouse earlier this month; may be able to have a say from career-low mark.

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10th

7

(4)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Laytown

Kratos

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Only beaten just over a length when fourth over this trip at Down Royal in June and that run would give him claims; never involved last couple of outings over 1m.

12/1

13th

14

(15)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 187y

16:35 Bellewstown

Kratos

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

25/1

Form: 90-192

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Made a winning return at Roscommon and bounced back from a poor follow-up bid when runner-up at in 20-runner handicap at Cork last week; still very well treated on old form and looks like a big player.

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11th

17

(14)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Swiss Army Officer

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Three-time winner, including over C&D, and plenty of placed efforts; won first time out last season off a 6lb lower mark; not one to discount.

16/1

5/1

Form: 000-

Last run: 191 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Poor form in trio of maidens at this trip on AW; off 191 days and makes her handicap debut; may do better at some stage.

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10th

26

(13)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Cork

Miss Slovakia

8st 8lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Edward Lynam

Best run was when second at Fairyhouse over 7f but was well below that form on soft at Gowran since; return to a sound surface can help, so can't be ruled out with a tongue-tie added.

16/1

7/1

Form: 49-006 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

A 7f specialist who is down to a very competitive mark but losing run goes back more than two years and he hasn't shown enough in three runs for his new yard; wears first-time visor.

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12th

9

(7)

6th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 198y

17:25 Bellewstown

Wee Pablo

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: H Rogers

7f specialist down to a competitive mark but losing run goes back more than two years; wasn't beaten that far behind Sunset Nova at Down Royal last time in first-time visor so not one to rule out from a good draw (best forcing it).

12/1

7th

5

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Down Royal

Wee Pablo

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: H Rogers

A 7f specialist who is down to a very competitive mark but losing run goes back more than two years and he hasn't shown enough in three runs for his new yard; wears first-time visor.

7/1

17

(15)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:37 Listowel

Wee Pablo

9st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: H Rogers

20/1

8th
7 (9)
Epaulawn

20/1

Form: 76/08-

Last run: 371 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; promising start for this yard when runner-up at Fairyhouse but regressed and has been off 371 days.

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No Results Found

Form: 850000 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Has lost his way of late; back at his preferred trip but hard to recommend and would prefer the rain to stay away.

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12th

9

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Above It All

9st 1lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Winner over 7f on Kempton's Polytrack surface when trained in Britain; continues to slide in ratings; fair fourth to Jazz Dreamers at Bellewstown and smaller margin of defeat at Gowran last time.

12/1

Form: 642473

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Probably didn't stay when third in a claimer last month; feasibly treated on all-weather form but needs to improve on his turf efforts.

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8th

6

(11)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

Redshore City

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

Off the mark at the 19th attempt when narrowly prevailing in a 6f Curragh handicap a fortnight ago; 5lb higher but went close over this C&D behind Kami last year when rated 1lb lower and he's one for the shortlist.

7/2

11th
10 (5)
Black Bridie

20/1

Form: 05508-

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off in her last two starts and has a 245-day absence to defy; hard to fancy.

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15th

16

(12)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 187y

17:05 Bellewstown

Black Bridie

8st 12lb

J: Sean Bird

T: J Larkin

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

12th
12 (1)
Helmet Star

25/1

Form: 000-00 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Losing run since winning over this trip at Gowran last summer; shown nothing in two runs this year; new headgear combination.

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12th

13

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Helmet Star

9st 1lb

J: Sean Bird

T: J Larkin

Poor performer these days; rated 30 and no chance at these weights.

100/1

17th

20

(1)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:20 Cork

Helmet Star

8st 12lb

T: J Larkin

Second reserve; no realistic chance on recent form.

20/1

Form: 0/746-

Last run: 405 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

0-18 on the Flat; ran okay over hurdles last month but this trip looks too short for him these days on his return to the Flat.

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5th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

midfield, headway on outer 2 out, kept on well run-in, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has run respectably on the Flat lately but has been poor last twice over hurdles.

33/1

14th
15 (8)
Ledger

Form: 0060-

Last run: 184 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

First reserve; beaten roughly 2l in a Dundalk maiden on penultimate start but didn't build on that on handicap debut latest; hood on for return to turf after 184 days off.

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Payout
Exacta €1120.00
Straight Forecast €853.30
Tricast €7560.70
Trifecta €10353.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Swiss Army Officer

RP RATINGS (IRE):

I Know I Can

POSTDATA:

Sunset Nova

The Irish Sun:

Swiss Army Officer