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Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Claytonhotelgalway.ie Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 894193 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Up 11lb for bolting up in a Gowran handicap in April; better effort back down to this mark when a close third in a 1m handicap at Leopardstown; prominent racer and well drawn for that purpose; very much respected.

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10th

13

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Rio Largo

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Luke Comer

Dual winner who has shown a liking for testing ground and his latest effort on the AW was encouraging; can win off this mark and he's considered.

14/1

4th

11

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rio Largo

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Two wins on turf over 7f but is now 0-10 on AW and remains opposable.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.40

Form: 44-283

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden for Ralph Beckett in Britain; hood added on her debut for Andy Slattery; best watched on her Irish debut.

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3rd

7

(4)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Quantum Light

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

pressed leader, lost position gradually from over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

10

(18)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

Quantum Light

9st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

0-13, but has shown winning potential, including when placed in two handicaps at last year's Galway festival; out of the money in two late-season maidens on turf, including Leopardstown race won by Givemehoperosa; interesting in first-time cheekpieces after last month's Dundalk fourth

13/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 842716 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Winner over this trip at Cork in the spring and back to form over sprint trips last twice, getting no run at Naas last week; could be better drawn but has conditions very much in his favour and has a leading chance.

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7th

3

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Curragh

The Snapper

10st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Mudlark won at Cork in the spring and over extended 5f in Navan handicap in July; bit to find on recent C&D run and draw a likely negative.

20/1

10th

9

(13)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

The Snapper

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Jack W Davison

midfield

8/1

3rd

4

(13)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Galway

The Snapper

9st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

Winner over this trip at Cork in the spring and back to form over sprint trips last twice, getting no run at Naas last week; could be better drawn but has conditions very much in his favour and has a leading chance.

4/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 471-82

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Dundalk winner over 1m last December and came back to form when a staying on second in a 1m1f Ballinrobe handicap last week; drops back in trip here but well drawn and likely to go well.

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12th

7

(2)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

La Tulipe Noire

9st 8lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Ciaran Murphy

AW winner at two and couple of solid handicap runs last July at Ballinrobe and Galway; form tailed off afterwards, fitter for hurdles comeback at least.

16/1

11th

14

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

La Tulipe Noire

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

midfield

12/1

Form: 931940

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Beat Rathbranchurch in a sprint maiden on testing ground at Sligo; struggled a little in three handicaps since; drop of 2lb is a help but others preferred.

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8th

10

(8)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Little Keilee

9st 8lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Ciaran Murphy

Has a solid record on AW since November, including a 7f Dundalk win; heavy going a concern.

14/1

12/1

Form: 27-139 D

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won a Gowran nursery and a Bellewstown handicap this year, both wins with plenty of cut in the ground; underfoot conditions bring him into the contest.

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19th

4

(10)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Rhythm King

10st 0lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Mark Fahey

never better than midfield, weakened over 2f out

20/1

21th

5

(15)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Rhythm King

9st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mark Fahey

Three-time winner who goes in the mud but was soundly beaten on final two starts of last campaign and suffered the same fate on his return; now has some serious wellbeing issues to address.

25/1

14th

3

(9)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Rhythm King

10st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mark Fahey

Had Mogwli behind when winning over this trip at Gowran last season; soundly beaten on final two starts of the campaign.

12/1

Form: 227403 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Went close in a couple of handicaps earlier in the season; has failed to build on that and could have looked more resolute at Bellewstown last time; has the draw and the ground today though so the ingredients are there for a big run if he can produce it.

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8th

5

(17)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Rathbranchurch

9st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Only one win last term but was a consistent performer throughout the season; made a pleasing comeback when fifth of 21 over C&D; failed to reproduce that form in a Navan race in which Loma Larnee and Sevensees were placed (met some interference from a loose horse), and should not be ruled out.

6/1

7th

2

(18)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Rathbranchurch

10st 3lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Only one win last term but was a consistent performer throughout the season and her success came over the extended 5f on yielding ground here in October with several of these rivals behind; big chance given normal improvement from a pleasing comeback at the Curragh last Saturday.

13/2

33/1

Form: 4-1300 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won a Dundalk maiden in January; well beaten twice on turf this year and unproven on this ground; safe to look elsewhere.

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14th

10

(13)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Angel Above

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Winner of a C&D maiden in January but was below that form in four turf runs over the summer; back to this surface should suit but might need this run.

20/1

12th

18

(15)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

17:05 Leopardstown

Angel Above

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Won a 7f Dundalk maiden in January; well beaten in three turf outings this year; first reserve.

Form: 466

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Showed a level of ability in three good ground maidens; more on her plate here but could have enough in hand to be a factor.

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1st

2

(11)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Dance Night Andday

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield, bit short of room from over 2f out, headway when in the clear going okay over 1f out, led when ridden inside final furlong, ran on

20/1

7th

8

(2)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dance Night Andday

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear of midfield

16/1

Form: 96626- BF

Last run: 288 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Best effort came in a first-time hood in a Curragh nursery in September; no run since October but has the ground in his favour and no surprise should he run well.

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5th

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 8lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Fair flat maiden and pick of four attempts hurdling when front-running third at Galway on soft, too keen under similar tactics over C&D latest (Burvea ahead); more needed on handicap debut.

8/1

7th

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

11:40 Punchestown

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden who showed more on his third hurdle start at Galway last month when third of 10 (beaten roughly 6l); surprise if he's good enough for this but has place claims.

8/1

3rd

1

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 90y

13:57 Galway

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Regressive on the Flat but didn't shape badly at Gowran on hurdling debut; below that form at Punchestown since when didn't jump fluently at times; handicaps probably beckon after today.

25/1

8/1

Form: 03-718 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Accounted for The Snapper in a Listowel handicap in June; reportedly never travelled over 6f at Naas since; handles ground with an ease and should be more favoured back over 7f; needs to bounce back though.

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9th

13

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Sole win came on turf; went close over 1m here last month but lesser efforts twice since; wears first-time tongue-tie.

12/1

9th

12

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Record of 1-11 on turf; fine effort on second AW start when a close second over C&D from stall 17; below that level when well fancied for a 7f race here last week.

10/1

9th

13

(4)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Record of 1-11 on turf but put up a fine effort on second AW start when a close 2nd over 1m three weeks ago from stall 17; better drawn today and should have every chance from the same mark.

9/2

Form: 743152 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Beat today's rival Rathbranchurch at Gowran in May before being collared close home at Leopardstown; leading form claims but badly drawn and arguably prefers better ground.

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No Results Found

Form: 1-3450

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won twice at Dundalk late last year; excuses for his two defeats at Navan and Naas earlier this month; interesting back at this trip.

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16th

8

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Coolcalmncollected

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual Dundalk nursery winner; struggled last year; failed to step up on Dundalk form when finishing in mid-field at Leopardstown; well held by Cage Rattler.

16/1

8th

7

(12)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

16:15 Leopardstown

Coolcalmncollected

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual Dundalk nursery winner; struggled last year and needs to step up on recent Dundalk AW form over sprint distances.

12/1

7th

1

(2)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Coolcalmncollected

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual winner here at two; struggled last year although did not run badly in a 6f handicap in January; more needed.

25/1

Form: 510-09

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy ground maiden over 6f for Michael Grassick last year but has been way below that level since; handicapper giving her a chance and visored here.

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16th

21

(14)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Tooprofitable

8st 9lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Anthony Mullins

prominent up the centre

25/1

14th

13

(14)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Galway

Tooprofitable

9st 4lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Anthony Mullins

Won a heavy ground maiden over 6f for Michael Grassick last year but has been way below that level since; handicapper giving her a chance and visored here.

33/1

15th
6 (18)
Lovejoy

20/1

Form: -56200

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Debut winner at Navan in the autumn and has struggled a little since; good run in a first-time hood at the Curragh in May but well beaten twice since; others preferred.

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15th

6

(18)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Galway

Lovejoy

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Debut winner at Navan in the autumn and has struggled a little since; good run in a first-time hood at the Curragh in May but well beaten twice since; others preferred.

20/1

15th

11

(7)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

17:45 Naas

Lovejoy

9st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

prominent up the centre

12/1

13th

14

(1)

28th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Curragh

Lovejoy

8st 9lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

started quickly, raced far side, led early, headed but prominent after 1f

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €2204.00
Straight Forecast €2330.10
Tricast €9669.40
Trifecta €20236.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Rathbranchurch

POSTDATA:

Not Just Yet

SPOTLIGHT:

The Snapper

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Rio Largo

TOPSPEED:

Yuzu