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17:40 Down Royal

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  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 1m 4f 175y
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 344/2-

Last run: 332 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

0-4 on the Flat but was runner-up in an 18-runner maiden at last year's Galway Festival; useful winning hurdler as well, though well beaten in his two handicaps this year; now goes in cheekpieces; big chance if on his game.

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

3rd

6

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Merlin Giant

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent

11/2

13th

13

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Merlin Giant

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

in touch with leaders, headway and briefly went third 5f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, eased from over 1f out

4/1

OUR TIP

2/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 4453-3

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles; 0-9 on the Flat but appeared to show much-improved form in a conditions race at Killarney (1m6f, good to yielding) and strong chance if taking that form at face value.

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

7th

7

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Impero

9st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

bumped start, in touch with leaders

6/1

2nd

3

(4)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Impero

9st 1lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

Frustratingly remains a maiden after going close numerous times for various trainers; just denied in a 1m4f maiden last time after a break but stays this trip too, so should be competitive.

9/2

2nd

2

(10)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

Impero

9st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

Frustrating sort at two and three when trained by Donnacha O'Brien, failed to prosper as a juvenile hurdler for Tom Cooper after showing initial promise; consistent on the Flat for this stable last year; arguably best display when second in a 1m5f maiden at Down Royal and third in a 2m1f handicap at Killarney in July; may again find a couple too good after a break.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 77

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The winner of a maiden hurdle in April; needs to improve on what he's shown in two Flat runs.

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

6th

2

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Wasthatok

12st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

took keen hold

5/1

2nd

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:30 Market Rasen

Wasthatok

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle in April (1m7f, good to yielding) before an underwhelming run at Clonmel; back in fair form on the Flat subsequently (1m4f/1m5f maidens) and he's a leading contender at this level.

6/4

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful chaser who had been running well before pulling up in a strong handicap at Fairyhouse's big April meeting; this is a belated Flat debut his ability needs respecting.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Barnacullia

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway, detached from 3 out, tailed off

9/2

4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Barnacullia

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent

5/1

2nd

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Barnacullia

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

Winner and placed on the Flat since second to 33-1 Fighting Fit in a handicap chase at the Galway festival, with the winner's shorter-priced stablemate Roseys Hollow back in fifth; good chance he can emerge best in the rematch.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Interesting pedigree as a half-sister to smart stayers Lot Of Joy and Ebor winner Sonnyboyliston; market can guide.

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

8th

10

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Dubeyeracingcraic

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Ready winner of 2m2f Downpatrick maiden last summer (good) and absent until disappointing favourite in Navan flat handicap last month when cheekpieces tried; remains a potential improver in first handicap hurdle with ground in her favour.

7/1

11th

14

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Dubeyeracingcraic

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Was one leg of a stable gamble when winning a Downpatrick maiden hurdle in August when last seen; the best of him could yet to be seen although he could well come on for whatever he does here.

12/1

Form: 6

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nice pedigree but was easy to back at Killarney (1m, good to yielding; 16-1) and was beaten 10l.

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

6th

10

(6)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 175y

17:40 Down Royal

Valkyrie Gray

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders

14/1

6th

12

(4)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 31y

18:05 Killarney

Valkyrie Gray

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, nudged along over 3f out, soon ridden, outpaced under 2f out

4/1

Form: 3

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Kept on well to make the frame in a modest 1m2f maiden at Sligo last month; will need more to take this but he's entitled to improve.

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

5th

5

(9)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Laytown

Knight Sleeper

10st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: K J Condon

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway on near side of group from 3f out, went fourth over 1f out, soon no extra, lost fourth final strides

6/1

6th

3

(6)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 126y

20:10 Ballinrobe

Knight Sleeper

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: K J Condon

Fair third in a weak maiden at Sligo on debut; faded to finish seventh in a 1m5f Down Royal event in which Westahok finished third; needs to improve.

8/1

7th

3

(4)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 175y

17:40 Down Royal

Knight Sleeper

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: K J Condon

prominent, led after 1f

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eleventh foal; half-sister to winners Tiz The Shot (1m/1m1f 2yo inc Listed; RPR 97), Green Fees (9.5f-1m4f; 90), Gleaming Silver (1m; 77) and Recollection (1m4f; 66); dam 1m5f/1m6f winner (87); others appeal more on this belated debut.

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

6th

12

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:20 Ayr

Spring Wind

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Staying maiden on the Flat in Ireland; well beaten on both runs over hurdles and would be a surprise winner.

66/1

15

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Spring Wind

10st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Showed ability in Ireland during light Flat career and it's very early days in this code, but she tailed off on hurdle debut at Hexham (2m, heavy) a fortnight ago and needs to be an entirely different proposition here.

33/1

8th

14

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:00 Hexham

Spring Wind

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Ex-Irish; showed fair form at up to 1m6f on the Flat; probably best watched on jumps debut.

25/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Always behind when 150-1 for a 7f maiden at Fairyhouse (also hooded); soon raised in trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

3

(16)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Lough Alina

10st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: M M Rice

Has beaten one rival in four starts and makes no appeal.

150/1

13th

9

(2)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lough Alina

9st 6lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: M M Rice

took keen hold, raced wide, midfield

200/1

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Payout
Exacta €90.00
Straight Forecast €77.70
Trifecta €886.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Impero

SPOTLIGHT:

Merlin Giant

The Irish Sun:

Merlin Giant

TOPSPEED:

Impero

POSTDATA:

Impero