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La Celia Wines Dash Handicap

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  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 18 runners
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La Celia Wines Dash Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Abandoned

Form: -0314P CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who ran well from an unfavourable draw when fourth over 6f here in May; forget last time as he lost all chance at the start and he was favourite for that.

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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

Form: -66101 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Reliable sprinter who was winning for a seventh time when coming out on top in a bunched finish over C&D (good) three weeks ago, with Wayne Hassett doing the steering (claimed 10lb that day); 4lb rise not the end of the world and rain won't harm; chance.

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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

OUR TIP

Form: 18-130 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Neither win was in handicap company but he was close up off only 2lb lower at Naas on his penultimate run before reportedly resenting the good ground (wants it slower) over 7f here in May; a stiff 5f should be up his street.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: 19-163 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Ex-British; made a winning start for this yard at Tipperary (5f, good) and only conceded late on over 6f here three weeks ago; up 4lb for that but she appears to be improving and goes on all ground.

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10th

10

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

Gabriellas Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: K J Condon

Three-time winner has been placed in this grade in the past but this is a strong listed race and she has plenty to find.

33/1

Abandoned

Form: -21552 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Contesting only his second handicap when second of 17 under a big weight at Navan (5.5f, soft); gone up 5lb but Sean Bowen keeps the ride and might well have more to offer.

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9th

10

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Parting Glass

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

Won soft ground Navan (5f) maiden in May; some solid runs in defeat in handicaps since but this looks a bit tougher than some of his recent assignments.

12/1

4th

7

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Parting Glass

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

started quickly, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second after 1f, led when ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, weakening when lost third towards finish

10/1

9th

12

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Parting Glass

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

prominent, outpaced over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9/1

Form: 237541

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Dundalk winner last year; made all for breakthrough turf win at Naas (6f, good; handles softer); 6lb higher with the same apprentice aboard and must have each-way claims.

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1st

8

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Little Queenie

8st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

made virtually all, faced challenge when ridden over 1f out, ran on

10/1

Form: 740211 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Comes here after winning two 5f good-ground handicaps five days apart in June; a 12lb rise for the latest asks a question of her and so too would softening ground.

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No Results Found

Form: -67216 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Cork maiden winner who has yet to offer a great deal in his three handicaps; looks vulnerable unless the tongue-tie makes a difference.

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3rd

3

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 5

15:10 Hamilton

Son Of Sampers

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David & Nicola Barron

Ex-Irish 4yo who posted best effort for current stable when keeping-on second at Doncaster (5f, soft) in March; safely held in first-time hood at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago but that race was quite competitive and he can pose a potent threat here if first-time cheekpieces have positive effect.

5/2

7th

10

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Son Of Sampers

8st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Ex-Irish gelding who blew the start when well backed for his new yard early in the year; much better back to soft turf last time, though, and that gave something to build on, off the same mark, in a first-time hood.

7/1

Form: 16-532 CD BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Close up behind Harry's Hill at Naas in May and did well to finish so close at Tipperary given where he was at halfway; much higher in the weights than for last year's C&D success but seems to be improving.

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8th

12

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Mymomentintime

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Miss Susan A Finn

never better than midfield

12/1

5th

12

(10)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Cork

Mymomentintime

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Miss Susan A Finn

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing third 1f out, weakened final 110yds

33/1

Form: 0421-8

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Useful 5f/6f maiden form (on heavy) and 7f appeared to stretch him when a weakener on handicap debut at Leopardstown in April; off since but interesting to see what Joseph O'Brien can do with him; considered, especially should market vibes bode well.

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11th

3

(19)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Cavallo Pazzo

9st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to midfield under 2f out, no extra over 1f out

12/1

9th

9

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

Cavallo Pazzo

9st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear

9/2

1st

1

(6)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:10 Down Royal

Cavallo Pazzo

10st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Promising for Eoin Doyle, notably when winning a 6f maiden at Naas last November; beaten favourite all three starts for this yard, but has finished second in two of them; 3/4l in front of Queenie St Clair last week; could not be guaranteed to uphold the form,

3/1

Abandoned

Form: 010-30 CD

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

At his best at about this trip on testing ground and he won over C&D last October (5lb lower); made a nice reappearance at Naas and a subsequent absence suggests all was not well when never travelling at Cork; comes into it.

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7th

7

(12)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Sounds Of Spring

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

Three sprint wins on slow ground when trained in Ireland but he's finished ahead of only one rival in four runs for new yard this year; dropped another 3lb but he has a lot to prove; hood worn at 6f in last two starts is removed.

33/1

12th

11

(2)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Sounds Of Spring

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Three sprint wins on slow ground when trained in Ireland; hasn't beaten a rival in three AW runs for his new yard but dropped 8lb as a result and returns to the grass with underfoot conditions in his favour; check the betting.

8/1

Form: 406041 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

This is stronger than the race he won at Navan (5f, soft) but first-time blinkers triggered something and he might well build on that; 6lb higher.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: 0-7550 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been at his best since winning at Bellewstown last September; others are more likely winners of this.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: 338260

Last run: 78 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Runs well now and again, as when runner-up at Bath (5f, soft) in April, but subsequent form is nothing to write home about and this is a tough race in which to shed her maiden status (0-18).

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No Results Found

Form: -00018 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Her 7f win (on soft) here in May came out of the blue and she couldn't back that up at Fairyhouse; this is a belated first run over 5f.

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18th

19

(12)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Shimmerz

8st 7lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Charles O’Brien

ducked left start, soon in touch with leaders, prominent after 3f, weakening when bit short of room 2f out

25/1

13th

6

(10)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Shimmerz

9st 6lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

Long-priced 7f Curragh winner in May; that seems to have been a flash in the pan; last three runs have been poor; ground was soft for her win, and she has never prospered at this venue.

25/1

19th

18

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Shimmerz

8st 7lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Charles O’Brien

Course winner over 7f in May but well below form in three runs since and hasn't beat a rival in her last two runs; 2lb wrong.

20/1

Form: 802000 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Three of his four wins have been here and any rain would be welcomed for this mudlover; modest strike-rate of 4-46 reduces his appeal.

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9th

13

(1)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Pretty Boy Floyd

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear

12/1

4th

2

(8)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

14:30 Cork

Pretty Boy Floyd

9st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Sarah Dawson

Mudlark hasn't won for nearly two years but was twice runner-up this season; has been freshened up since a disappointing Naas run and will revel in conditions; chance.

15/2

Abandoned

Form: 879-00 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner but he's been out of form for a while now and this looks no easier.

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9th

21

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Art Of Unity

8st 11lb

J: Mr T R Costello

T: Muredach Kelly

Had been running consistently before he was unplaced favourite here on final 2023 outing; has a fair overall record at this track, two wins and six places from 20 visits; went close at the Curragh on his penultimate start last season.

10/1

13th

15

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Art Of Unity

8st 11lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Muredach Kelly

Really consistent and, while his last win was (here) in 2021, he needs respect; likely vulnerable to something reeling him in up stiff finish here but can go well.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 553263 BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Travels well but doesn't always find for pressure and a stiff 5f tends to find her out, as when third to Shoebox King at Navan last time; being 3lb out of the weights hardly helps her cause.

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11th

12

(13)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Sosallycanwait

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Leanne Breen

Is a maiden after 26 starts but has been placed several times; has a chance if at her best after an absence.

20/1

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Verdict

Some familiar faces again lock horns and the likes of Jon Riggens and Harry’s Hill should be in the thick of it. A darker one to consider is CAVALLO PAZZO, who was promising in maidens and now reverts to sprinting on his first run for Joseph O’Brien after failing to stay 7f on his handicap debut. The 3yo Parting Glass is also of interest.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cavallo Pazzo

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mymomentintime

The Irish Sun:

Sosallycanwait

POSTDATA:

Shoebox King

TOPSPEED:

Aloysius Lilius