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BoyleSports Irish EBF Ulster Oaks Fillies & Mares Handicap

  • Prize money: £16446.9
  • 1m 2f 75y
  • 9 runners
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BoyleSports Irish EBF Ulster Oaks Fillies & Mares Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.30
  • Place: £4.80

Form: 33312- D

Last run: 357 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

No doubts about fitness after three hurdling runs during April/May; won five races for the Johnstons at up to 1m4f; ended last season with Haydock second off 2lb lower mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(8)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

18:20 Gowran Park

Enfranchise

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a valuable fillies' handicap at Down Royal last June and successful in a maiden hurdle at the Galway festival; has run in two handicaps since then; stepped up considerably on her handicap form when splitting useful pair Thunder Roll and Echoes In Rain in a 1m4f Listed race at Glway in October, Perfect Portrait back in fourth.

9/2

2nd

3

(1)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:25 Galway

Enfranchise

9st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a valuable fillies handicap at Down Royal in June and successful in a maiden hurdle here at the festival; has run in two handicaps since then; big price when towards the rear in the Petingo over 1m5f at Leopardstown on Saturday; cheekpieces now.

25/1

12th

3

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Enfranchise

9st 3lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent

12/1

Form: 556-39 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Limitations evident in stakes races last season after 1m2f maiden win, and flopped in a 1m6f Listed race at Gowran last month; placed on only previous handicap run; return to shorter trip may help to spark a revival in form.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(7)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

20/1

2nd

2

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, good headway and prominent 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

7/1

3rd

1

(9)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:20 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 0-3690

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner, including 1m Curragh premier handicap last season; sixth of 27 in Irish Lincoln in March; has been below her best in two subsequent outings.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Celtic Crown

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won well at Leopardstown in July, her fifth win and some decent runs since, including when 2nd in a Gowran claimer over this trip last time; ground versatile and not ruled out.

14/1

2nd

1

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Gowran Park

Celtic Crown

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, led under 2f out, headed final 110yds, kept on, just held second

5/6

Form: U60-16

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Failed to build on 1m Listowel maiden win when unplaced over 1m2f at Navan in her first handicap; has plenty to prove as a result.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newmarket

Satin

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, outpaced when edged left and bumped rival 2f out, kept on but no match for first two

12/1

1st

12

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Satin

8st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed out and went clear final 110yds

12/1

5th

1

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

15:55 Ascot

Satin

10st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Going the right way, seeing off her seven rivals in a 1m3f Killarney fillies' handicap on yielding last month; 1m4f should be within range but she'll need a very useful performance to defy top weight against the boys.

10/1

7/1

Form: 212-68 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D maiden winner last summer; needs to improve on the form of two handicap attempts at Leopardstown this term; appeared not to stay 1m5f lat time after failing to settle.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(11)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

19:20 Roscommon

Hazy Mehmory

9st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

took keen hold, soon led, pushed along and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

5th

5

(6)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 75y

15:45 Down Royal

Hazy Mehmory

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

held up in rear

7/1

8th

1

(8)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 180y

20:00 Leopardstown

Hazy Mehmory

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

Down Royal maiden winner over an extended 1m2f last summer; plenty of weight here but should be sharper as a result of last month's seasonal debut over 1m2f at this venue.

7/1

Form: 2/00-3

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat form in France, winning twice over 1m4f two seasons go; modest hurdles form since joining this stable; more like it last time back on the Flat, though beaten 9l in third.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(1)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

20:00 Down Royal

Galactica

10st 0lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway

16/1

11th

4

(1)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Galactica

9st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual turf winner ran well on AW in France back in 2021; mostly over hurdles for this yard but has to improve a bit on recent Flat efforts; hood tried.

11/1

6th

7

(9)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 75y

15:45 Down Royal

Galactica

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold, midfield

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 052-49

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Improved to finish runner-up in a 1m2f fillies' Listed contest at Saint-Cloud on final start for David O'Meara; encouraging start for this yard when fourth at Cork in April; failed to build on that the Curragh four weeks ago.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(2)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Timeless Soul

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Runner-up in 1m2f Listed race in France last backend for former yard; some good runs in defeat this term, notably making up plenty of ground over 1m1f at Tipperary early this month on heavy (Walhaan and Saltonstall behind); drop in trip not ideal but top-weight a definite player.

13/2

3rd

3

(9)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:10 Tipperary

Timeless Soul

10st 1lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in rear, headway when raced wide home turn, still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well towards near side inside final furlong, went third towards finish, too much to do

16/1

Form: 384

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has shown ability in maidens but faces a very stiff task from 12lb out of the handicap.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Fiver Friday

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Paul Traynor

Irish-trained filly who was a clear second over C&D (good to soft) in the autumn and returns here after two respectable 7f runs on slow ground this spring; no surprise if she features.

7/1

7th

7

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Fiver Friday

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Paul Traynor

1m1f maiden winner in August and later twice placed in Scottish handicaps (1m2f/1m); led early but dropped out over this new trip at Naas and she may need further.

20/1

5/1

Form: 631-65

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark on third start last year, taking a Gowran maiden on soft; improved on that form when not beaten far in a 1m2f Group 3 on return at Navan; disappointing in a conditions event at Killarney last time; sights lowered now and could feature.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(5)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

19:22 Leopardstown

Drummin Life

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Gowran win last year came on soft; not beaten far in a 1m2f Group 3 on return at Navan but well held off higher mark in Down Royal fillies handicap latest in first-time visor; headgear now left off and ground in her favour.

9/1

9th

6

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 75y

15:45 Down Royal

Drummin Life

8st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: W McCreery

soon led, pushed along and headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

5/1

5th

1

(5)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 31y

17:30 Killarney

Drummin Life

9st 6lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, lost second 3f out, ridden and outpaced under 2f out

7/2

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Payout
Exacta €584.00
Straight Forecast €937.30
Tricast €7373.30
Trifecta €4036.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Satin

SPOTLIGHT:

Grecian Slipper

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Hazy Mehmory

TOPSPEED:

Enfranchise

The Irish Sun:

Timeless Soul