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O’Neill & Co. Apprentice Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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O’Neill & Co. Apprentice Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
5 (6)
Asisaid

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.00
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 100600

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Won over 7f on heavy on seasonal debut at Leopardstown; disappointing since, except for respectable display three starts ago; blinkered now

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

3

(14)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Asisaid

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P J F Murphy

held up in rear

16/1

14th

2

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Cork

Asisaid

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

First-time blinkers triggered a return to form when winning over 1m at Naas (soft) two months ago; only 3lb higher so big shout should the headgear continue to work.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: /746-0

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden under both codes; not a bad run over hurdles at Kilbeggan last week; overall Flat record over the past two seasons is off-putting.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

midfield, headway on outer 2 out, kept on well run-in, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has run respectably on the Flat lately but has been poor last twice over hurdles.

33/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 20-500 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Last two runs not in keeping with an encouraging display when fifth on her seasonal debut at Gowran; hooded now as well as tongue-tie worn before

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

(15)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Wrist Art

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

Continues in good form, scoring recently at Punchestown (1m1f) and Thurles and good run off 12lb higher mark at Gowran when third to Rhythm King (7f); return to 1m to suit and remains of interest.

11/2

10th

12

(15)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Wrist Art

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

Continues in good form, scoring recently at Punchestown (1m1f) and Thurles and good run off 12lb higher mark at Gowran when third to Rhythm King (7f); return to 1m to suit and remains of interest.

11/2

3rd

6

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:20 Gowran Park

Wrist Art

9st 2lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

prominent, went second under 2f out, outpaced and lost second inside final furlong, kept on

7/4

4th
13 (13)
Alqabeela

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 7976-8

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

May improve from mid-field run on seasonal debut at Leopardstown; however, placed only once from 18 starts; hard to be confident against that background.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

19

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Alqabeela

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

Maiden after 21 starts over various trips and safely held of late off this basement mark, including at Leopardstown on Thursday; 2lb wrong.

16/1

9th

17

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:05 Leopardstown

Alqabeela

8st 9lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: M C Grassick

Maiden after 20 starts over various trips and could run respectably but others preferred for win purposes.

28/1

Form: 75-000

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Respectable form in France without winning; nothing of note in Ireland; blinkered now after poor Dundalk run two weeks ago.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(9)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Universally

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: E J O’Neill

towards rear

8/1

3rd

3

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Universally

10st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: E J O’Neill

Seemed to appreciate a turning track when beating well-handicapped rival at Fairyhouse, not as effective here previously but ran fine race at Curragh since and obvious contender; tendency to miss break remains a concern.

6/1

5th

10

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Universally

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: E J O’Neill

Breakthrough win at 15th attempt at Fairyhouse last month, strong at the line; 8lb rise seems plenty though and draw not great.

12/1

33/1

Form: 00-078 C

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Almost three years since the most recent of two wins; due to run at Ballinrobe on Monday.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

14

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Vormir

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Fergal Birrane

Fair sixth over 1m at Naas in July; inconsistent and could run over any trip, last of 18 over 1m4f at Galway in October last time; not much appeal and tried in first-time headgear here.

50/1

18th

17

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Vormir

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Fergal Birrane

Fair sixth over 1m at Naas three starts back; uneven form; not sure to be suited by trip; two wins gained at 6f in 2019 and over an extended 7f in 2020.

25/1

Form: 519000 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Won at Dundalk in January; has lost form alarmingly and has changed stable after being claimed out of a Bellewstown race; better on AW.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(11)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Two of his three wins have come over this C&D; only beaten a length when coming from off the pace here in September but shown very little twice since including when last of 13 over C&D last month.

10/1

13th

7

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

C&D winner at the beginning of the year; good run when beaten 1l over C&D in September and unsuited by 7f last week; should go well.

5/1

10th

12

(16)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Harbanaker

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

towards rear, some headway when short of room over 1f out, switched left and kept on final furlong, never dangerous

6/1

Form: 004003

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Without a win since his juvenile days; went close in 6f AW claimer for John McConnell in March; recent Navan third offers some hope that he can end a losing sequence.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(10)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Prince Of Abington

9st 7lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Gained a first win since 2020 here last week; has to prove he's as good at this trip but shaped like it would suit latest; 7lb rise perhaps harsh.

8/1

1st

10

(17)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Dundalk (AW)

Prince Of Abington

9st 0lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Losing run since 2020; not disgraced over a longer trip here last time; wide outside draw to contend with

14/1

Form: 90-005

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Due to run at Ballinrobe on Monday; nothing to suggest a leading chance.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

14

(14)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

Twins For Joy

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield

12/1

9th

12

(7)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

Twins For Joy

8st 13lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield

25/1

5th

10

(3)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 96y

17:10 Ballinrobe

Twins For Joy

8st 8lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

Nothing to suggest she could feature unless cheekpieces make a huge difference to the form of this 48-rated filly.

25/1

25/1

Form: 006-00 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Killarney winner in 2021; ran only three times last season; no encouragement from his first two outings of the season.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

12

(9)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

14:00 Bellewstown

Faithful Prince

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders

20/1

10th

11

(18)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

Faithful Prince

9st 3lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Ciaran Murphy

disputed lead, lost position but prominent halfway

25/1

11th

6

(1)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 40y

19:20 Killarney

Faithful Prince

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Ciaran Murphy

C&D win came back in 2021 and never sighted behind Simply Sideways on seasonal return at Gowran in May; has since left Peter Fahey's and cheekpieces re-applied on yard debut.

16/1

Form: 122416 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Two wins and two seconds over 1m at Dundalk in the early part of the year; limited experience on turf; shaped quite well with Leopardstown sixth of 16 on first run for three months; may be better to come now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(13)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Feature This

10st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield, brief headway under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

6/1

Form: 020596

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

AW winner; best run this season was when second at Leopardstown on heavy ground in April; fair run on soft last time; may feature

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4

(4)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Patrick Street

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Two good turf runs in October, winning at Navan and runner-up at Gowran; subsequent AW form not so good but runs well fresh, acts on easy ground and nice draw so respected.

12/1

6th

2

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Patrick Street

9st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Two good turf runs in October, winning at Navan and runner-up at Gowran; course winner never landed a blow when beaten 3l over C&D last time but drawn better here.

11/1

7th

3

(16)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Patrick Street

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

8/1

12/1

Form: 2-0654

Last run: 124 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

All three wins came over 7f in British nurseries in 2021; failed to add to his score last season and has been campaigned exclusively at Dundalk since joining this stable.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

9

(4)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

My Little Tip

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

All three wins came on turf in Britain in quick succession during September 2021; no sign of that standard lately; twice down the field at this venue in recent months.

20/1

10th

16

(6)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

My Little Tip

9st 7lb

T: James McAuley

slowly away

11th

10

(6)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

My Little Tip

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Rider booking interesting; hard otherwise to give gelding much chance and flopped when he last ran on soft; some nice AW efforts earlier this year.

25/1

Form: 597-5

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Showed a bit on the last of three maiden runs for Joseph O'Brien; made a pleasing seasonal/yard debut when fifth of 16 over 1m at Gowran in May; open to improvement.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Boomerang Bill

9st 1lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

in touch with leaders, weakening when slightly hampered over 1f out

20/1

8th

13

(16)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Boomerang Bill

8st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Seven-race maiden on turf, originally with Joseph O'Brien; absent since October and hard to fancy on AW debut unless market speaks.

25/1

11th

10

(8)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Boomerang Bill

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 599-08 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner; Gowran success last year came on quick ground, but has run well on soft in the past; needs to step up on his two efforts this year.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

2

(2)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

The Blue Panther

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: James Andrew Fahey

held up in rear

20/1

15th

1

(14)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

The Blue Panther

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: James Andrew Fahey

in touch with leaders

12/1

16th
16 (17)
Sioux Grit

50/1

Form: 000/0-

Last run: 551 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Never in the first six in ten outings for Gavin Cromwell, has a long absence to overcome on first run for this stable.

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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

14

(8)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sioux Grit

8st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: R P Burns

Is 0-15 on the Flat and well beaten over C&D last time; others preferred.

40/1

14th

15

(3)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:10 Dundalk (AW)

Sioux Grit

8st 12lb

T: R P Burns

First reserve; modest form and pulled up in a maiden hurdle latest; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 9727-0

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Placed twice from eight starts for Hughie Morrison; showed nothing on yard debut at Cork; big price then, makes little appeal now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

12

(1)

16th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Gowran Park

Mumma Mac

9st 6lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Patrick Downey

Placed twice from eight starts for Hughie Morrison; two poor runs since coming to Ireland, only one behind her on both occasions.

33/1

17th

2

(15)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

Mumma Mac

9st 12lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Patrick Downey

towards rear

33/1

Form: 0790

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Did not show a great deal in maidens and finished towards the back in his first handicap at Leopardstown last month.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

7

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 187y

17:05 Bellewstown

Nickys Champ

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

25/1

18th

4

(16)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

18:55 Naas

Nickys Champ

9st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders

14/1

13th

1

(4)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Nickys Champ

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €2335.00
Straight Forecast €1800.80
Tricast €15086.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

My Little Tip

The Irish Sun:

Boomerang Bill

POSTDATA:

Breagagh

SPOTLIGHT:

Prince Of Abington

TOPSPEED:

My Little Tip