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Ryan’s Cleaning Services Handicap

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  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Ryan’s Cleaning Services Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 149-6

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Bellewstown maiden winner over 1m on debut; out of his depth when fourth of five in Group 2 Beresford Stakes; well held over 7f in valuable sales race at Naas on final outing at two; never in the hunt when stepped up to this trip for seasonal debut; others preferred

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2nd

7

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

16:35 Bellewstown

Roaring Gallagher

9st 5lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second, carried head awkwardly but led inside final furlong, kept on but headed towards finish

9/2

6th

5

(12)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Roaring Gallagher

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

1

(3)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Roaring Gallagher

10st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, headway when short of room under 2f out, switched left 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -21265 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

In receipt of 16lb when second to the outstanding Paddington in 7f Madrid Handicap here in March; bolted up over this trip at Navan three days later; narrowly beaten in a rematch with the runner-up on revised terms at Gowran; set two tough assignments in the first week of May; may return reinvigorated now.

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Abandoned

Form: 6-821 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Beat an in form-rival on his handicap debut at Roscommon; 6lb higher now, but was value for more than the 1/2l margin and further progress seems likely.

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2nd

1

(13)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Mr King

10st 4lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

prominent, went second going okay under 2f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, no match for winner

3/1

5th

5

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Mr King

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Won handicap debut at Roscommon off 78 and was just behind Take Heart when third at the Curragh in August; now 13lb better off with that rival; not so good final two starts on testing ground.

15/2

Form: 3-5419 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Roscommon maiden winner, Down Royal run over 1m5f in the Ulster Derby was too bad to be true and not just attributable to a stamina issue; however, he is back to a more suitable trip now and should be in the mix for his in-form stable.

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4th

11

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pearl Of Australia

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

Maiden winner over this trip at Roscommon in May but has been disappointing in three starts over further since; blinkers need to work; 1lb out of the handicap.

25/1

5th

3

(4)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

16:20 Thurles

Pearl Of Australia

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

soon led, faced challenge home turn, headed 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

12th

5

(3)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

1m 4f 84y

19:50 Galway

Pearl Of Australia

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Noel Meade

Roscommon maiden win came over 1m2f and reportedly hung right when last on handicap debut in Ulster Derby; questions to answer here.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 31

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Handicapped on the basis of two 1m Dundalk runs during the winter; odds-on for a comfortable maiden success when still looking green; not easy to assess but has had plenty of time to mature.

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2nd

3

(1)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Take Heart

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Progressive over this kind of distance last season, winning off 84 at Naas and fifth of 22 in premier handicap at the Curragh; better for comeback in Irish Lincoln and for stepping back up in trip.

5/1

Form: 8453

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Has had three of her four outings over 1m4f; drop in trip may elicit improvement now on handicap debut; others make more appeal.

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2nd

3

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:05 Punchestown

Angelic Appeal

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fair form in maidens before much improved on handicap debut at the Curragh (1m2f) last month, seeing it out well despite racing keenly (second and fourth have won since); up 7lb but quite likely has more to offer.

11/2

1st

7

(5)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Angelic Appeal

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

took keen hold, prominent, headway and went second over 1f out, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on well

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 0-469

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Best of four runs came over the extended 1m2f at Dundalk on second start; overall form not very convincing; headgear combination tried now on handicap debut.

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11

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Savigny

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Mitchell Hunt

Well beaten in six Flat starts for Henry De Bromhead who presumably declined the opportunity to keep him for jumping; was sold on for just 5,000gns.

100/1

17th

22

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Savigny

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Henry De Bromhead

Showed some ability in maidens but was soundly beaten on handicap debut at Down Royal; the blinkers and tongue-tie worn then are dispensed with; down 3lb but needs more.

20/1

7th

10

(12)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 75y

18:55 Down Royal

Savigny

9st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 09-535 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Did not get the best of runs when third to Mr King at Roscommon; beaten favourite since over 1m at Leopardstown; that raises a doubt but a return to 1m2f may help his cause.

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5th

4

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Eastern Legend

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: J S Bolger

Three-time Flat winner last season and was impressive on his third win at Leopardstown in October; last of eight behind Bottler'secret when set ambitious task on hurdles debut at Fairyhouse; up against it despite good Flat run at Navan last Saturday.

66/1

2nd

3

(11)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Eastern Legend

10st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J S Bolger

Three-time winner last season and was impressive on his third win at Leopardstown in October; had a run over hurdles at Fairyhouse over Easter and resumes on the Flat off a 10lb higher mark than Leopardstown; needs a career best.

8/1

Form: 071-75

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

1m nursery winner at Dundalk last November; pleasing display on his second start this term, when staying on well to finish fifth of 22 over 1m1f at Leopardstown; form is working out well, thanks to wins for the third and sixth; on a reasonable mark.

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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

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Verdict

Given a little break after a busy early-season schedule, Duke Of Leggagh has a solid chance but MR KING (nap) is relatively unexposed and can back up a Roscommon win by upholding form with third-placed Eastern Legend, a beaten favourite since. [Alan Sweetman]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr King

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Take Heart

TOPSPEED:

Angelic Appeal

POSTDATA:

Eastern Legend

The Irish Sun:

Mr King