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20:30 Leopardstown

Yielding To Soft

Mongey Communications Handicap

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 1m 4f 180y
  • 16 runners
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Mongey Communications Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.80
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 80941

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Was fourth to a progressive sort at Roscommon (1m4f) before winning a Down Royal handicap at 10.5f in first-time cheekpieces; is 5lb higher now but has to be respected.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

Pinot Gris

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

soon led, pushed along and clear 2 out, went further clear approaching last, easily

4/6

3rd

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 150y

14:23 Cork

Pinot Gris

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won back-to-back on the Flat last year and has shaped with promise on both hurdle starts, finishing third of 11 at Fairyhouse in November before a distant fourth at Gowran since; beaten at 6-4f that day but likely to confirm promise sooner rather than later.

6/1

33/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 80-908

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Last Flat win came off a mark of 90 in a Curragh premier handicap in 2019, though did win over hurdles last year; was poor at Tramore last time and has to bounce back.

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2nd

2

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

One Cool Poet

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Was a one-time smart Flat type but has won only once over hurdles; was 2nd in this race last year off 3lb higher but has to rebound after some lesser runs.

18/1

13th

4

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

One Cool Poet

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Matthew J Smith

Beaten 8l when last seen on the Flat at Galway and well held sixth over timber since; probably needs further than this trip these days.

16/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 45-902

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 10 starts but best run this term came when second to a progressive sort at Roscommon over this trip last time; raised 3lb but if improving a bit more can take a hand.

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7

(11)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Grey Fable

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Has been disappointing after initial handicap promise; well held behind a stablemate on Curragh return and loads of improvement needed.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £7.30

Form: 1- C

Last run: 399 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in three hurdle starts for Willie Mullins before making a winning Flat debut in a QR maiden here over 1m7f just over a year ago; the market can guide on seasonal/stable debut.

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4th

3

(11)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Leopardstown

Loughisle Lady

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent, soon went second, lost second under 4f out, no extra inside final furlong

14/1

8th

18

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Punchestown

Loughisle Lady

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Sister to dual Grade 1-winning juvenile hurdler from the same yard, Petite Parisienne; disappointing favourite on Gowran debut, always on the back foot after slow jump at the first and racing too keenly; much the same story at Galway on her second attempt.

12/1

33/1

Form: 7-8800

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has been badly regressive since last autumn and isn't easy to make a case for at present even with a falling mark.

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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

8/1

Form: 570-84

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since her 2yo days (wore visor) but has run well several times in defeat since, including at Gowran in April; has been slowly away last twice but with a visor back on is of interest.

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9th

13

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Pale Moonlight

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Former soft-ground course nursery winner; has come down in the ratings; quite well supported at Thurles 12 days ago but still no sign that her decline can be reversed.

14/1

7th
7 (13)
Bambeano

18/1

Form: 80-134

Last run: 155 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Won at Dundalk over this trip in January and a solid run the following month; a lesser effort over 2m on last start; best watched on return unless market support.

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9th

10

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Bambeano

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Mark Fahey

C&D winner in January and got her head back in front over 1m on her penultimate start; too keen at Punchestown last time and others probably on better marks but may have more to give back up in trip.

8/1

12th

8

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:05 Punchestown

Bambeano

9st 4lb

J: Orla McKenna

T: Mark Fahey

Dundalk winner off the mark on turf at the sixth attempt when 28-1 winner at Gowran in July (soft) comfortably beating Independent Expert and providing today's rider with her first success; 8lb higher and interesting to see if she can back that up on better ground.

13/2

1st

8

(5)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:32 Gowran Park

Bambeano

9st 4lb

J: Orla McKenna

T: Mark Fahey

dwelt start, in rear, headway on far side of group over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on to lead and edged left inside final 110yds, won going away

14/1

28/1

Form: 6900

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Showed nice promise on debut at Roscommon but has been regressive since; stumbled at the start at Dundalk last time but still disappointing; best watched until showing more spark.

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8th

15

(8)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Leopardstown

Portunalia

9st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

never better than midfield, kept on from over 1f out, never near to challenge

28/1

12th

12

(3)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Portunalia

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: G M Lyons

Some promise on debut at Roscommon but has been well below that level twice since; however, is well-bred and is of some interest on handicap debut.

7/1

10th

8

(10)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Portunalia

9st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

towards rear

25/1

16/1

Form: 0-0095

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Showed early promise last year but didn't progress; best run this term was when beaten 2.5l in first-time cheekpieces at Tipperary last time; needs more up in grade with blinkers on from 3lb out of the handicap.

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9th

17

(4)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Leopardstown

On The Money

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

soon led, headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

16/1

5th

16

(6)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 120y

20:20 Tipperary

On The Money

8st 11lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

soon led, headed and raced in second after 4f, ridden and led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

12/1

9th

15

(14)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Fairyhouse

On The Money

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Nine-race maiden whose best efforts came in maidens; not progressing in handicaps and was 25-1 for the latest at Roscommon (1m4f, good to yielding).

12/1

7/1

Form: 967

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Similar efforts in her last two maiden runs at the Curragh and Gowran around 1m2f; shapes as though this trip will suit and one to consider on handicap debut.

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11th
1 (2)
Dalvey

25/1

Form: 629786

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Four-time AW winner is 1-14 on turf; soundly beaten in handicaps lately and isn't high on the list despite a falling mark.

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12th

8

(11)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dalvey

9st 6lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James McAuley

Three-time course winner; seems to have lost his way, unplaced in nine outings since a C&D second in April; slowly away when a never-dangerous eighth behind stablemate Autocrat over a shorter trip here eight weeks ago.

12/1

Form: 752-85

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Maiden whose best run came when close second in a 1m1f handicap at this track last summer for former yard; not a bad run at Gowran last time; has a squeak on stable debut back here.

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10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Highland King

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

never better than midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

Form: -86005

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Much-improved effort on first start since being gelded when 5.25l behind Pinot Gris at Down Royal last time; 2lb lower with a tongue-tie; shouldn't be too far away.

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9th

4

(7)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Baile Locha Riach

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Opening handicap efforts on turf last summer were a bit underwhelming; absent since July and opposable off this mark.

12/1

Form: 57-662

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise in maidens and best handicap run came when second at Fairyhouse over 1m4f last time; the form of that race hasn't been franked but can still go well off the same mark.

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8th

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

Union Flag

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Fair middle-distance Flat maiden in Ireland; comfortable win over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle/stable debut but flopped at Catterick next time and again below form back here (behind two of these) on latest start; carries his head awkwardly; questions to answer.

16/1

3rd

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Union Flag

11st 7lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

5/2

4th

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:40 Catterick

Union Flag

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, headed after 3rd, lost second home turn, outpaced 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last, not fluent last

6/4

Form: 4207-

Last run: 211 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Best run came when second in a 7f Dundalk maiden for Ger Lyons last November; takes a major step-up in trip on handicap/stable debut; market could guide.

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15th

9

(17)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Leopardstown

Oh Cleo

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

towards rear of midfield

22/1

7th

10

(5)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Oh Cleo

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, soon disputed lead, disputing second after 3f

6/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 49230-

Last run: 267 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in a heavy ground Roscommon handicap last year but some decent runs after; solid hurdle run last month and has a squeak.

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16th

2

(7)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Leopardstown

Darraby

10st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Brendan W Duke

midfield

14/1

3rd

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

16:15 Punchestown

Darraby

10st 11lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Brendan W Duke

Flat winner; brings a modest level on hurdle form to the table.

50/1

4th

3

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

14:15 Punchestown

Darraby

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Brendan W Duke

Won a 1m4f Flat handicap at Roscommon a year ago and some decent runs in defeat after; stiff task in a Grade 1 on hurdling debut; this more realistic and could run well; tongue-tie on.

16/1

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Exacta €659.00
Straight Forecast €518.10
Tricast €3105.50
Trifecta €3577.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pinot Gris

SPOTLIGHT:

Grey Fable

POSTDATA:

One Cool Poet

The Irish Sun:

Pinot Gris