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17:40 Limerick

Soft

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  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 0m 6f 150y
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.50
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 100-04

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Cork maiden win over this trip last year earned him a lofty 90 rating and first effort of note since came on latest when fourth in Listowel handicap, not getting the clearest of runs; down to a nice mark now and one to consider.

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

10th

2

(14)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Furnace Creek

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Dual turf winner over about 6f wasn't beaten far in first-time cheekpieces here last time; needs more from 1lb lower with the headgear removed.

12/1

8th

9

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Furnace Creek

9st 9lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

ducked right start, soon prominent

14/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 33 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced maiden whose two runs in the spring were on soft/heavy, hampered when a close third at the Curragh and then staying-on third at Cork; could well have more to offer and this slightly longer trip could suit.

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5th

2

(1)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

First Gentleman

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Placed on his first five starts, now looks regressive but could feature in this company since he is rated the equal of Cross Border and finished only just behind Never Cry Never when sixth at Navan.

7/2

6th

4

(15)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

First Gentleman

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Clear prospects on his best form but there are several negatives attached to his profile too; beaten favourite on four occasions since a promising debut at the Curragh in May; appears to have lost form, though run was too bad to be true in 6f Curragh maiden in which Nouvel Espoir was third.

9/2

Form: 0-0014 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Much improved to justify strong market support when running away with Fairyhouse handicap early in the month; never landed a serious blow off 15lb higher mark at same venue eight days later so probably has a bit find now off current mark.

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5th

11

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Secret Road

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

carried badly left start, prominent towards near side

9/1

1st

11

(14)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Secret Road

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Generally consistent (over 6f) since switched to AW handicaps, respectable fourth at Newcastle most recently; won off this mark in a higher grade in November; shortlisted.

8/1

4th

7

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Road

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Tristan Davidson

Made all in a stronger race here in November and went down narrowly at Southwell the following month; in and out since and could prove vulnerable for win purposes.

10/1

Form: -42375

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

AW winner also chased home Dream Today at Dundalk in February and has gone close several times on turf off higher marks than this; trip too far at Gowran last time so respected back in trip.

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1st

8

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Little Queenie

8st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

made virtually all, faced challenge when ridden over 1f out, ran on

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 613303

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner, all on a sound surface; solid third in a competitive Fairyhouse handicap on latest puts him right in the mix here but ground needs to dry out.

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7th

8

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Dream Today

9st 8lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won back-to-back over 6f on AW this winter; no turf wins since 2021 but operating from his lower turf mark here; below form at Lingfield (AW) when last seen and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

12/1

9th

9

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Dream Today

9st 6lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Fine servant for this yard, winning four handicaps at Dundalk and also twice successful on the beach at Laytown; finished behind Daamberdiplomat at Dundalk five weeks ago; should run his race but perhaps vulnerable in this field.

10/1

Form: 6338-7

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Best form was for Tom Dascombe over 5f as a juvenile; bits and pieces of form last summer, including at Listowel over this trip; Navan comeback run last month was respectable so not one to readily rule out.

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1st

18

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Mercurial

8st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: John J Nallen

prominent towards near side, disputed lead after 1f, led narrowly when groups merged 3f out, ridden and faced challenges from 2f out, ran on inside final 110yds

16/1

Form: 3-1367

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Dundalk maiden winner not beaten far in turf handicaps of late so definitely not ruled out; rider's claim a positive.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(4)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

0m 6f 150y

17:40 Limerick

Vanguard Star

9st 3lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Dundalk maiden winner not beaten far in turf handicaps of late so definitely not ruled out; rider's claim a positive.

5/1

7th

1

(9)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Vanguard Star

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Off the mark at the fourth attempt in a Dundalk maiden and has run well in defeat twice since; 4lb lower than his latest outing at Cork and should relish a return to 6f.

4/1

6th

5

(7)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Cork

Vanguard Star

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Left his previous form behind when justifying favouritism in a 6f Dundalk maiden in February and ran to a similar level when third over the same C&D last time; gives the impression 5f will be fine and not on a bad mark.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €425.00
Straight Forecast €281.30
Trifecta €2806.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mercurial

The Irish Sun:

First Gentleman

SPOTLIGHT:

Vanguard Star

POSTDATA:

Dream Today

TOPSPEED:

Mercurial