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Dubai Duty Free Rockingham Handicap (Premier Handicap)

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  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Rockingham Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

Form: 3-6610 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner, including over C&D; won at Naas but then was poor last time at Tipperary and has to rebound; 2lb out of h'cap.

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6th

7

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Harrys Hill

9st 6lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

soon briefly led, pressed leader after 1f, lost second and weakened gradually inside final furlong

8/1

7th

3

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Harrys Hill

9st 2lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

Better turf performer, career-bests last year in Curragh handicaps over this trip; C&D winner over three years ago but just may need this comeback run with a return to turf imminent.

12/1

Form: 0-0021 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

C&D winner is a former Listed scorer but had dropped down the handicap in last year; however, has shown better form lately and scored again at Fairyhouse last time; a player off 6lb higher.

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14th

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Master Matt

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

in touch with leaders up the centre

20/1

14th

9

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Master Matt

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent

20/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Tipperary

Master Matt

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

ducked right start, soon led at steady pace, headed under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on towards finish, no match for first two

11/2

Form: 1-8438 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner has lots of early pace; was third in a York Listed before a solid run at Royal Ascot off this mark; can be involved but needs to squeeze out more.

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11th

6

(6)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Michaelas Boy

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

raced in third, lost position 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

14th

6

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Michaelas Boy

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

pressed leader

14/1

11th

1

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 3

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Michaelas Boy

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Front-runner who ran fairly well when mid-division in a competitive Class 2 handicap at York (5.4f) three weeks ago; has won on the Newcastle Tapeta and could make a bold bid now back down in trip and in grade.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: -08472 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Three of his five wins have come here, including a premier handicap in 2021; put in a cracking run in a Group 2 here last time behind Art Power and raised 2lb since; can be a player but low draw might be a disadvantage.

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6th

4

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

Seven-time winner up to 7f; not at his best last few starts but is ground-versatile and can't be ruled out if returning to his top form.

12/1

4th

2

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Charles O’Brien

Ground-versatile sprinter landed valuable 6f Bold Lad Handicap for the second time at this venue last September; also a 7f course winner (last November, beating Yosemite Valley); has run in 11 stakes races without managing to win one, but second on three occasions; struggled at Leopardstown recently on a rare attempt at 1m.

6/1

5th

4

(1)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Big Gossey

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

walked to post

7/1

6/1

Form: 2-2161 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won a 6f maiden here in testing ground on third start before a below par run at Naas in cheekpieces; bounced back to win a C&D premier handicap on good ground last time; this is tougher off 2lb higher but considered.

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5th

16

(14)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Run Ran Run

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

prominent

6/1

1st

7

(2)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

18:30 Curragh

Run Ran Run

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

midfield, good headway against far rail over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

7/2

6th

9

(8)

6th May 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

14:20 Naas

Run Ran Run

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

All runs over 6f on heavy; touched off first two starts, including over C&D on reappearance, before scraping home at the Curragh last month; wasn't doing a tap in front that day and, if the headgear keeps him focused, is capable of better; yard had one-two in this race three years ago.

13/2

9/1

Form: 2215-7 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Consistent last year, winning a Navan nursery over this trip and not a bad run over C&D on return; can improve from that and down 3lb should be a player in first-time cheekpieces.

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10th

7

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Silmaniya

9st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

in touch with leaders towards near side

5/1

2nd

4

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Silmaniya

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

upset in stalls, slightly awkward start, dwelt start, raced in last early, recovered towards rear before halfway, headway and prominent over 1f out, ridden when hung left inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, just held

7/2

2nd

7

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Silmaniya

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, headway and went third 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish

8/1

Form: 1414-1 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Improving UK-trained sort won well over this trip on return at Musselburgh in May and though was raised 8lb for that has to be considered on only his eighth start.

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2nd

7

(3)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Haydock

Sheikh Maz Mahood

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

raced far side, raced in second, prominent 2f out, went second again 1f out, no extra towards finish

11/2

7th

17

(1)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Sheikh Maz Mahood

8st 7lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

prominent

11/1

1st

7

(2)

15th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Musselburgh

Sheikh Maz Mahood

9st 0lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

disputed lead, led 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong

6/1

Form: 5-3630 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner, including at Group 3 level in 2021; wasn't at his best in the Epsom Dash last time but has a squeak on his previous run at Newmarket.

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6th

15

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Came From The Dark

8st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Formerly smart including winning a Group 3 at Sandown in July 2021, but 0-11 since and tailed off in the Stewards' Cup when last seen; not hard to look elsewhere.

25/1

26th

28

(10)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Goodwood

Came From The Dark

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Ed Walker

On a reduced mark but that is a result of a two-year losing spell; it's been a while since he ran over 6f and although he'll handle the ground, he has too much to prove for comfort.

25/1

16/1

Form: 5-2435 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner has been consistent in defeat this season and showed improved form when beaten 3l in a Cork Listed last time; tougher mark now.

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2nd

5

(10)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:20 Tipperary

Lokada

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

dwelt start, in rear, headway over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, ran on well and went second final strides

16/1

9th

11

(7)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Lokada

8st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

midfield

16/1

5th

6

(6)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

18:00 Cork

Lokada

9st 4lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: M D O’Callaghan

In good form at her own level in handicaps but only rated 70 and loads to find, even with fellow outsider Harmony Rose on recent Navan running.

33/1

Form: -71302 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner was a fine 2nd to Tawaazon over 6f here last time and is just as effective over this trip; can be involved again off the same mark.

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3rd

3

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Laugh A Minute

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

An eight-time winner over shorter, including last time at Naas over 6f; has placed form at this trip too and on heavy ground; should be capable of a big run.

100/30

1st

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Laugh A Minute

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway on far side of group from under 2f out, led final strides

8/1

3rd

1

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Laugh A Minute

10st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway from under 2f out, ran on inside final 110yds, went third final strides, nearest finish

13/2

12/1

Form: 2-4124 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Just 2-22 and went up 6lb for her fourth in a Cork Listed race last time; has a tougher task now as a result but a high draw should help, as should decent 7lb claimer.

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9th

6

(7)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Harmony Rose

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: K J Condon

never better than midfield

14/1

6th

4

(6)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:20 Tipperary

Harmony Rose

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: K J Condon

in touch with leaders up the centre

7/1

2nd

4

(2)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Tipperary

Harmony Rose

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: K J Condon

prominent, soon went second, led under 2f out, headed final 110yds, kept on

9/2

12th
13 (2)
Mehman

20/1

Form: 78-115 D BF

Last run: 128 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Improved on AW over the winter, winning twice over this trip; has a shout if he can translate that to turf off this 5lb lower mark.

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1st

2

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:00 Naas

Mehman

10st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

held up in rear, headway when switched left from under 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, led on far side of group towards finish

12/1

5th

9

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Mehman

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

dwelt start, towards rear, headway on far side of group 2f out, no extra final 110yds

14/1

18/1

Form: 414-80 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Impressive C&D maiden winner on testing ground last autumn but hasn't gone on since and was well below that level in both starts on fast ground this season.

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6th

4

(6)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hispanic

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Impressive Curragh maiden winner last year and got back on the scoresheet when taking a 6f handicap here in August; well below form in a French Group 3 since and needs a career-best to take this.

9/1

1st

6

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Hispanic

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

made all, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge inside final furlong, kept on well, just held on

8/1

14th
12 (6)
Loveday

12/1

Form: 683-93 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Just one win in 13 but lots of good runs in defeat, including at Down Royal last time over this trip; twice placed at Listed level over C&D as a juvenile; considered.

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14th

12

(6)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Loveday

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

prominent

12/1

3rd

2

(7)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:35 Down Royal

Loveday

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Useful sort but is just 1-10; soundly beaten on return at Navan but has been dropped 4lb since then and is capable of a big run with improvement to come now; ground versatile.

11/1

9th

4

(2)

13th May 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 5f 0y

15:30 Navan

Loveday

9st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Winner/Listed placed over 5f at two; ended four-race 2022 campaign with good Naas third; on that evidence very closely matched with Jon Riggens who already has two runs under his belt this season.

8/1

15th
9 (11)
Primo Uomo

18/1

Form: 1-2238 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Eight-time winner, including once over C&D; was in decent form on the AW over the winter; needs to improve from his recent turf Cork return but be involved if doing so.

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6th

4

(1)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

13:55 Dundalk (AW)

Primo Uomo

9st 1lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: D J Bunyan

took keen hold, prominent, weakened over 1f out

12/1

15th

9

(11)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Primo Uomo

9st 1lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

dwelt start, towards rear

18/1

8th

1

(11)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

17:25 Cork

Primo Uomo

10st 3lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

raced near side, midfield

17/2

7/1

Form: 2-0314 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

C&D winner has a modest strike-rate of 2-16 but is consistent enough; ran a fine race from an unfavourable draw over 6f here last time behind Tawaazon and Laugh A Minute; back to this trip will suit, so can go well.

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4th

5

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Jon Riggens

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

Twice a winner last year and ended campaign with good C&D second to ready winner Stag Night; 18lb turnaround with that rival here so has to be a contender although has tended to need his comeback runs.

10/1

2nd

2

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

16:00 Naas

Jon Riggens

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, chased clear leader inside final furlong, soon no impression

8/1

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Non-runners

Tawaazon, Screen Siren, Mymomentintime

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jon Riggens

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Loveday

POSTDATA:

Laugh A Minute

The Irish Sun:

Jon Riggens