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19:15 Curragh

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O’Doole’s Restaurant Handicap

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 1m 1f 0y
  • 22 runners
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O’Doole’s Restaurant Handicap

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.10
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3-5321

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

In good form this term and deservedly got his head back in front at Gowran last week; 5lb rise is fine but would prefer some rain.

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OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3087-1 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Returned with a career best when getting his head back in front at Leopardstown last week; 7lb higher mark is fair and won't mind the extra furlong; big player provided he doesn't bounce.

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16th

4

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Overheer

9st 11lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

Winner return over this trip at Leopardstown in June and went close in his follow up bid here but lost his form since and well held over C&D last time; well treated if he can bounce back.

16/1

19th

20

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Overheer

8st 10lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

Gained fourth win of his career on his seasonal debut at Leopardstown; second over 1m1f here in June in a much weaker race than this; did not seem to stay the extended 1m2f at Dundalk recently.

25/1

8th

15

(8)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Overheer

8st 9lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

prominent, soon went second, disputed lead halfway, led clearly under 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

3rd
18 (3)
Jabbar

20/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 615/68

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Winner on handicap debut on AW for Andrew Balding in 2021; missed all of 2022 and hasn't progressed in two runs on turf this year for new yard.

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9th

6

(16)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jabbar

9st 13lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

Arrives bidding for a hat-trick after turf wins at Killarney and Roscommon; 6lb rise demands a bit more but the slight drop in trip is fine and his best efforts earlier in his career came on AW.

9/2

33/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 300-08 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Low-key start for this yard so far and needs to prove he's as effective on turf as AW.

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Form: 0071-7

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark on AW debut when making his fifth career start at the end of last year; shaped like he needed last week's return and may have more to give at this trip.

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1st

10

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Slieve Binnian

8st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Back to form when winning over C&D last time, taking his record at this track to 2-2; beat Cordouan and Cold Steel on that occasion; can be a player again off 4lb higher.

5/1

20/1

Form: 47-084 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Record is 4-46 with three of those wins coming at the Galway festival; ran okay at Leopardstown recently but will be of more interest back at Galway next month.

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5th

3

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

14:35 Bellewstown

Imposing Supreme

9st 11lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, headway on inner under 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

5/1

6th

6

(6)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

16:55 Galway

Imposing Supreme

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Three of five wins have come here, though wasn't at his best at this summer's festival after winning at Bellewstown; solid last time and has a chance down 4lb.

4/1

6th

6

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Imposing Supreme

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Up 7lb for winning a 1m handicap at Bellewstown last month; did not run to the same level at Galway last time but comes into it on previous form.

12/1

14/1

Form: 740-24

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden; in good form this term with two narrow defeats but this trip is probably the bare minimum for him.

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8th
6 (22)
Arthurs Victory

25/1

Form: 20-618

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Latest win came on AW in Britain but as effective on turf; low-key yard debut earlier this month and others are probably on better marks.

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8th

4

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Arthurs Victory

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J A Nash

Back from underwhelming stint hurdling when never counting on the Flat at Naas last month; blinkers now fitted and Keane takes over but probably wants better ground.

7/1

Form: 80/2-1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a nose on his sole run in 2022 and went one better on the back of 475-day absence at Navan earlier this month; chance he could bounce but looks well treated from 6lb higher.

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14th

8

(13)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Gowran Park

Court Of Appeal

9st 9lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel G Hynds

dwelt start, towards rear

12/1

5th

1

(5)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:05 Leopardstown

Court Of Appeal

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Noel G Hynds

Won a division of this race on soft ground in 2021 and doubled his score when taking a Navan handicap on comeback over 1m2f in June; solid at the Curragh last time off 1lb higher.

14/1

Form: 36-50

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in a couple of his maiden starts; it was a low-key handicap debut earlier this month but could progress over this longer trip and has a handy draw for his prominent racing style.

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13th

4

(16)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

16:15 Gowran Park

Thefullbackline

9st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick T Foley

slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 3f out, raced wide when ridden under 3f out, soon weakened

25/1

17th

6

(3)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Thefullbackline

9st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Patrick T Foley

Maiden struggling of late and handicapper quite slow to relent; others preferred.

33/1

16/1

Form: 14290- D BF

Last run: 277 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in three runs over hurdles for this yard but this was his trip on the Flat in France; seems on a fair mark and not one to underestimate, particularly if there's any market support.

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20th

18

(7)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

My Kurkum

9st 4lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A J Martin

Dual winner in France where she had one good run on heavy; mild promise a couple of times last summer and her mark is now one that looks exploitable at some stage this year.

20/1

12th

14

(9)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

My Kurkum

8st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A J Martin

prominent, briefly led after 1f, raced in second after 2f, led again before halfway, joined over 2f out, headed when weakened over 1f out, eased inside final 110yds

28/1

Form: 55-435

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Promise in maidens and not beaten far in two fillies' handicaps this month; last of five last week though and no doubt this is tougher.

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10th

5

(2)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Lingfield (AW)

Operatic Artist

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ollie Sangster

in touch with leaders

4/1

1st

2

(6)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Operatic Artist

9st 13lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Ollie Sangster

Ex-Irish maiden who ran encouragingly (third over 8.5f) here last month on second start for new stable; possibilities off same mark, provided she takes well to first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

3rd

9

(1)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Operatic Artist

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ollie Sangster

0-6 for Joseph O'Brien; low-key stable debut at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) last month; may well come on for that but there are still risks involved on her Tapeta debut.

16/1

16/1

Form: 00-339

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 22 starts came over 1m at Naas in April 2022; running okay in defeat for this yard but this looks like a much tougher assignment than his recent outings.

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20/1

Form: 606306

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won three on AW through the winter; inconsistent back on turf for his new yard; feasibly treated but probably wouldn't want much rain; wears first-time visor.

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11th

11

(13)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Jaafel

9st 1lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Four-time AW winner who is 0-20 on turf; beaten in a claimer before joining this yard and he was well beaten in a 1m2f handicap at Cork two weeks ago; might not have liked the soft ground but he's not crying out to be backed.

14/1

20/1

Form: -40030

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back 7f turf handicaps a couple of seasons ago but losing run since; doesn't look well treated on this year's form.

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6th

1

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

New Hill

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

towards rear, headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on, never on terms

20/1

9th

4

(14)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

New Hill

9st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Both wins were over 7f on goodish ground in 2021; placed over C&D on heavy ground in the past and her penultimate effort was encouraging.

10/1

50/1

Form: 07-880 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

All four wins on AW and 0-13 on turf; hard to fancy on the back of a four-year losing run and a poor run back on turf latest.

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8th

16

(14)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 3f 180y

17:25 Galway

Desert Wind

9st 6lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

All four wins have come on AW and on a losing run since 2019; hard to recommend.

50/1

Form: 0060-0 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Struggled over hurdles last time out and not at his best on the level through the winter into spring; new yard.

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17th

2

(16)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:15 Curragh

Dare To Flare

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Struggled over hurdles last time out and not at his best on the level through the winter into spring; new yard.

25/1

6th

6

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

Dare To Flare

11st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

didn't jump well, held up in rear, mistake 3rd, bad mistake 4th, not fluent 6th, pushed along and headway after 2 out, not fluent last, kept on, never on terms

20/1

18th

5

(8)

26th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Curragh

Dare To Flare

10st 0lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

Tailed off on AW when last seen; probably needs a bit further than this these days and may come on for the run.

20/1

10/1

Form: 7-65

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Promise in a trio of maidens so far; not obviously well treated on handicap debut but could improve back up in trip; interesting runner if the market speaks in his favour.

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No Results Found

Form: 90310- D

Last run: 255 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Decent strike-rate of 3-16 on turf but gives the impression he needs further than this trip these days; tailed off over hurdles last week.

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10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Noble Crusade

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.

8/1

10th

5

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Noble Crusade

9st 9lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

13/2

1st

5

(17)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Noble Crusade

9st 12lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

midfield, steady headway towards near side from over 2f out, led from 1f out, ran on final 110yds, won going away

7/2

33/1

Form: 09138-

Last run: 450 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Got his head back in front on AW last year and ran well in defeat twice subsequently; however, will probably need this after 450 days off and this trip is on the short side.

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11th

12

(6)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Drakensberg

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: A J Martin

Four-time course winner but missed well over a year and shown nothing in five starts since returning in June.

50/1

9th

2

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Drakensberg

12st 3lb

J: Miss H A Smith

T: A J Martin

Grand sort on his day but seems very much out of sorts this year.

14/1

11th

16

(1)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 175y

19:10 Down Royal

Drakensberg

9st 10lb

T: A J Martin

Second reserve; eight-time winner but out the back all four starts this season.

Form: 573800

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden and his better form is over further.

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17th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Emperor Of Silk

11st 4lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Luke Comer

Modest Flat maiden has been placed twice in that sphere; best watched for future reference on hurdling debut.

100/1

9th

9

(4)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Emperor Of Silk

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Third runner for yard; maiden after 14 starts was beaten 9l the last twice over C&D and needs plenty more dropped just 1lb from last time.

20/1

9th

8

(12)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Emperor Of Silk

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Luke Comer

Maiden put in much-improved run in first-time blinkers when fourth over C&D in November but well beaten after a slow start last month; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 0-00

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Not beaten many home in three starts so far and 2lb wrong for his handicap debut; up in trip.

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7th

8

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kraken Diamond

9st 1lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Toomey

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear after 1f

12/1

6th

10

(10)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kraken Diamond

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Brian Toomey

Yet to win but, although ran respectably, was behind Locked N' Loaded here on Tuesday; back in trip but widest draw makes life tricky.

9/1

6th

7

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kraken Diamond

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Brian Toomey

A maiden after nine starts but has not been with current stable long and, with cheekpieces added, has gone close in classified races (1m/7f) on two of his last three starts; not yet proven over this far but Oisin Murphy is a good booking tonight; one to consider.

9/2

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Exacta €408.00
Straight Forecast €328.70
Tricast €6708.10
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