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Rockshore Refreshingly Irish Handicap

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  • 1m 0f 98y
  • 16 runners
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Rockshore Refreshingly Irish Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

22/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 055009 C

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Two of three wins came here, incl' a premier h'cap; regressive in the last year and was well beaten over 7f here Tuesday evening.

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2nd

6

(9)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Laughifuwant

9st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Gerard Keane

soon raced in second, clear with one other when pushed along over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on well towards finish

11/2

1st

2

(7)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

16:20 Galway

Laughifuwant

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

travelled strongly, pressed leader, led 2f out, kept on well 2f out, always doing enough

5/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 322984 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

One-time smart sort has run well here before; consistent enough lately; was beaten 6l into fourth in the 7.50 here Tuesday; can be involved if running again.

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8th

2

(8)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Cork

Spanish Tenor

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

led, headed 1f out, soon weakened

7/1

9th

4

(16)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Spanish Tenor

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Two wins in a good campaign last year and acts on soft; lost his form after winning at Listowel in September though and others preferred; fourth in this last year.

33/1

9th

1

(15)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Spanish Tenor

10st 3lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, lost position under 2f out, no extra 1f out

18/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 131772 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

All wins have come on AW and is 0-17 on turf; however, a fine run at Curragh last time over 1m2f; wide draw is a negative.

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9th

13

(11)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Higher Kingdom

8st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Five-time AW winner including two wins here but has struggled for form at this venue this winter.

40/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 574-61 D

Last run: 131 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won a Curragh handicap in testing ground in March and had an excuse over hurdles next time (struck into); handles soft and has run well over hurdles here before; considered.

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12th

20

(3)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Razdan

8st 7lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Chris Timmons

slowly away

25/1

5th

1

(15)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Razdan

12st 0lb

J: Mr P A Dunne

T: Christopher David Timmons

dwelt start, in rear

8/1

Form: 010066 CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

First reserve; former premier h'cap winner here; won off 4lb lower at the Curragh in May; was beaten 7l in the 7.50 here Tuesday; minor chance if running again.

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5th

9

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Sirjack Thomas

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Heavily raced seven-time winner, looked in decent shape when third at Cork eight days ago; race fitness should be an advantage in these conditions.

8/1

12/1

Form: -54416 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner in UK will need to recapture his best to take this on stable debut; has run well on soft before.

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24th

20

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Shigar

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: William Durkan

Useful form on the Flat up to 1m but not really bred for this.

100/1

4th

3

(3)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

16:20 Galway

Shigar

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: William Durkan

Dual AW winner for William Haggas; beaten around 10l sixth of 16 behind Laughifuwant over C&D at the festival on debut for this stable; mid-field over a longer trip at Dundalk on latest.

10/1

7th

11

(4)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Shigar

8st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: William Durkan

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th
8 (14)
San Aer

14/1

Form: 4-4800 CD

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last year was 4th in Irish Lincoln on return but has been below that thrice since; handles soft but needs to bounce back; non-runner here Tuesday.

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6th

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

San Aer

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Thomas Mullins

Four-time Flat winner ran a cracker in the Irish Lincoln last time, beaten only 5l; best of four maiden hurdle runs was when beaten 21l at Naas in February; one to consider on handicap debut.

7/2

6th

12

(6)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

San Aer

8st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Thomas Mullins

Fourth in this last year and came back to form in the autumn, winning at Galway in October; has his ground and fit from hurdling; could go well.

16/1

7th

13

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

13:55 Naas

San Aer

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

Useful four-time Flat winner, suited by heavy ground; has struggled in three attempts over hurdles.

100/1

8th
11 (19)
Walhaan

16/1

Form: 269-56

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Formerly useful sort but hasn't won on Flat since a 2yo; mostly hurdling lately and not easy to weigh up but just a minor shout from a tough draw.

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5th

3

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Walhaan

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual-purpose 8yo won on heavy in France and both wins for current yard have been on AW, including last month; solid effort at Lingfield since and no fitness concerns.

7/1

6th

11

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Walhaan

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual-purpose 8yo; with this headgear combination back on he made all for a cosy success at Dundalk (1m2f) two weeks ago; this could take more winning, he lacks course experience and has competition for the lead.

10/1

1st

3

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Walhaan

10st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ciaran Murphy

made all

11/2

Form: 180-88 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D maiden at this meeting last year; mostly well beaten since, including over hurdles; not much better on his last two runs; handles soft.

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8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Maiden winner (1m) at last year's festival but has been struggling in handicaps this campaign and well held over hurdles of late; reduced mark but remains opposable.

12/1

8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

in rear throughout

12/1

0

11

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Saraqael

10st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Flat maiden at last year's Galway festival; yet to shine over hurdles; can probably do better but hard to see him beating his elders here.

20/1

Form: 100-04 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner last year at Gowran over this trip but well beaten three times since; came back to form when 4th at Killarney; needs some more but not out of it.

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13th

13

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Inchturk

8st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield

16/1

10th

13

(11)

3rd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Inchturk

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Maiden winner last year at Gowran over this trip but well beaten three times since; came back to form when 4th at Killarney; needs some more but not out of it.

9/1

4th

8

(3)

17th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 20y

18:50 Killarney

Inchturk

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent early, dropped to midfield after 2f

20/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: 46-112 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has been in fine form in UK this term, winning handicaps at Haydock and Windsor before just denied back at the former; best form on good ground but can be a player if handling this; wide draw.

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6th

5

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 3

15:45 Haydock

Metabolt

9st 10lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Began campaign with two wins (including C&D) and went close over C&D (good) in July; solid run when third at Newbury (1m, good) last Tuesday and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will eke out something extra today.

9/1

3rd

2

(7)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Newbury

Metabolt

9st 10lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

in touch with leaders

8/1

6th

4

(3)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 3

19:00 Windsor

Metabolt

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David Loughnane

7f winner (good to soft) on his reappearance before readily landing a C&D handicap in June; came up just short at Haydock in his hat-trick bid last month (winner followed up in a good race at Hamilton) and his defeat at Galway two weeks ago is probably not the race to judge him on; unraced on faster than good; could still be ahead of his mark.

9/1

12/1

Form: 47/401 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Useful in France two seasons ago; returned to form when winning a Killarney claimer last time; new yard; best form on good ground; tongue-tie.

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3rd

11

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Roderick

9st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Ran well at a big price in a recent Dundalk claimer, solid record on turf, 4-15; possibly capable of getting in the mix.

12/1

2nd

9

(2)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Roderick

9st 6lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Mostly over hurdles lately without success and beaten 10l in this grade over 1m2f last time; this trip suits better and cheekpieces are added; not dismissed.

8/1

12/1

Form: 0-7583

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

AW winner last year got heavily penalised for running well in a Group 3 race; slow to come back down the handicap but ran well over 1m2f at Navan last time; needs a bit more but handles soft; chance.

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4th

7

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Eskimo Komet

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Won 7f maiden on this card last year but decidedly mixed form in handicaps since, possibly not getting 2m latest; others preferred.

20/1

3rd

4

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Eskimo Komet

11st 10lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Luke Comer

soon prominent behind clear leader, went modest second 2f out, no chance with winner when lost second towards finish

14/1

3rd

8

(9)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Eskimo Komet

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Luke Comer

towards rear, some headway but still plenty to do 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish, nearest finish

16/1

14th
14 (2)
Kojin

25/1

Form: 100-06

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has placed C&D form in 2021; won twice over further last year; poor on last four runs, though and not easy to fancy.

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13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Kojin

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Dual Flat winner in Ireland in 2022 but hasn't shown much in two heavy-ground handicap hurdles (1m7f/2m) or two AW handicaps for new stable this year; tries a new trip today.

50/1

8th

7

(6)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Kempton (AW)

Kojin

9st 4lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ian Williams

Dual turf winner in Ireland in 2022 (1m4f/9.5f) but well beaten in two heavy-ground hurdles and 9.4f Wolverhampton handicap for new stable this year; drops to 7f for first time since 2021; too risky.

66/1

16/1

Form: -12490 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner over the winter, rising from a mark of 47; ran two crackers on soft ground earlier this term but has been below that twice since; needs to bounce back.

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1st

7

(3)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cheers Again

9st 8lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway when bit short of room going best over 1f out, led inside final furlong, clear when ridden and ran on inside final 110yds, comfortably

16/1

15th

9

(6)

3rd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Cheers Again

9st 9lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual AW winner over the winter, rising from a mark of 47; ran two crackers on soft ground earlier this term but has been below that twice since; needs to bounce back.

16/1

14th

17

(9)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Cheers Again

8st 10lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

towards rear

16/1

16th
20 (8)
May Night

Form: 164109 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; six-time AW winner in UK but has been poor on last two starts and makes yard debut; others preferred.

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1st

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

May Night

9st 6lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Six-time AW winner in Britain (the latest off 16lb higher a year ago) who is 0-8 in Ireland since joining this yard, but he usually faces higher-rated rivals than these and only just lost out in a Dundalk claimer (1m, Polytrack) last month; may be better over further, but interesting nonetheless.

9/1

6th

12

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

May Night

8st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent

11/2

2nd

10

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:22 Dundalk (AW)

May Night

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Six-time AW winner in Britain; has struggled to make an impact in Ireland despite a falling handicap mark from 7f to 1m4f; others preferred.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €483.00
Straight Forecast €453.70
Tricast €6550.60
Trifecta €10681.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Metabolt

TOPSPEED:

No More Porter

SPOTLIGHT:

Pont Audemer

The Irish Sun:

Metabolt

POSTDATA:

No More Porter