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17:40 Galway

Soft

Guinness 0.0% Handicap

  • Prize money: £8876.11
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.40
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3/22-4

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Some solid runs in five maidens; should improve from return at Ballinrobe over shorter; back up in trip but is unproven on soft ground.

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5th

2

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Granville Street

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent and disputing second, lost second and weakened gradually from 2f out

6/1

5th

2

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Granville Street

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent and disputing second, lost second and weakened gradually from 2f out

6/1

6th

2

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

15:15 Tipperary

Granville Street

11st 1lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, headway 4th

20/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0854/2 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Maiden ran well here in a nursery as a 2yo; returned from a long absence with a fine second at Down Royal (5/4 fav'); can improve from that and a big player with Keane staying aboard.

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4th

1

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Stoke The Fire

12st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second after 3rd, led again before 4 out, joined when not fluent 2 out

11/2

3rd

6

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

15:23 Thurles

Stoke The Fire

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 6th

11/2

1st

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

13:05 Tramore

Stoke The Fire

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent, not fluent 3rd, went second 3 out, soon led, clear 2 out, kept on well, easily

7/4

15/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4916-3 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m5f last season and decent efforts on the Flat and over hurdles lately so can be involved; handles soft ground.

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1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Sign From Above

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap and beat a decent horse in a Navan maiden hurdle; fifth in a Class 2 handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best at Punchestown on most recent run.

14/1

8th

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Sign From Above

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap and beat a good horse in a Navan maiden hurdle; not seen since fifth in a Class 2 handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; pretty versatile as to ground and might well be primed for a big run after a nice break.

3/1

5th

11

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 2

16:15 Chepstow

Sign From Above

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

Third and first in 1m4f/1m6f handicaps on successive days of the Galway Festival and then beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Navan; brings a progressive profile into his first handicap and his Irish stable has won good-quality hurdles in Britain; probably handles any ground.

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -00811 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Notched two wins over 1m here back in 2020, including on heavy ground; roared back to form this season with two 1m4f Fairyhouse wins lately; rose 21lbs in the handicap as a result but still respected.

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15th

5

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Out On Friday

10st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Philip M Byrne

Dual C&D winner was only touched off over C&D last month off 4lb lower mark; upped markedly in trip since, winning at Tramore but poor efforts twice since; return to this trip to suit but high enough mark right now.

12/1

15th

5

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Out On Friday

10st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Philip M Byrne

Dual C&D winner was only touched off over C&D last month off 4lb lower mark; upped markedly in trip since, winning at Tramore but poor efforts twice since; return to this trip to suit but high enough mark right now.

12/1

17th

19

(17)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Out On Friday

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Philip M Byrne

Sixth career win when edging home at Tramore (1m4f, good) in September but struggled on the heavy ground when tailed off behind Brogue next time and not ideal being 3lb out of the weights.

20/1

Form: 84-6

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has shown a glimpse of ability in three maidens; more needed on h'cap debut but could find enough to get involved.

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14th

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 87y

12:13 Punchestown

Evans Secret

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Promise on the Flat but well held in two maiden hurdles so far.

200/1

7th

7

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Evans Secret

11st 2lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Rated 66 after five Flat runs between May and September, shaped quite well when fifth of 18 in a 1m4f Galway festival handicap; remote seventh on hurdling debut at Gowran, will need more experience.

20/1

25/1

Form: 550593

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has been soundly beaten in maidens, a handicap and in a claimer lately; has to raise his game; non-runner (reserve) in the 8.20 here Tuesday.

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3rd

1

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Naas

Chicago Storm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Chris Timmons

A 19-race maiden and put up a good effort when not quite getting home over 1m at the Curragh on Monday; likely to try and do it from the front here and could give it a bold show.

7/2

5th

15

(9)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Chicago Storm

9st 6lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Chris Timmons

Maiden has some heavy ground form Flat and hurdles and better for recent AW spin so not impossible he could run well although he is dropping markedly in trip; tongue-tie applied for first time.

20/1

7th

7

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Chicago Storm

9st 11lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Christopher David Timmons

17-race maiden for Peter Fahey, close fourth in a heavy ground Galway handicap in October; not disgraced in a Limerick handicap hurdle at Christmas when last seen; blinkers tried here on his stable debut and probably best watched.

8/1

Form: 1-0947

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner on soft at Killarney over this trip last year; needs to improve on her form this year; dropping down the handicap and rain would help.

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7th

3

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Beautiful Chaos

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Ross O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, outpaced under 2f out, weakened final furlong

14/1

12th

9

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Beautiful Chaos

10st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Only narrowly denied in her last two starts including when beaten a nose when dropped back to this trip at Tramore last month; the winner didn't do much for the form subsequently but she's only up 2lb and her rider has more experience than most of her rivals.

5/1

12/1

Form: 64-210

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won at Killarney but soundly beaten at Curragh, both over 2m; however, was campaigned over shorter last year and ran well here over 1m; down 3lb and can be competitive but a tough draw.

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4th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Grappa Nonino

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, outpaced under 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost third post

11/4

6th

14

(14)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Grappa Nonino

8st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: D K Weld

took keen hold, held up in last, niggled along 5f out, headway on outer from 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

6/1

1st

5

(17)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Grappa Nonino

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway on inner and in touch with leaders over 3f out, ridden and went third 2f out, ran on well to lead final 110yds

9/1

Form: 7-650

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in maidens; soundly beaten on h'cap debut; needs to improve a fair bit now up in trip.

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16th

11

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Dream Escape

10st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Fair performer on the Flat and acts on heavy ground but shown nothing in three hurdle outings; hasn't looked like a natural over jumps and has a bit to prove on handicap debut.

40/1

10th

3

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Dream Escape

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Flat maiden winner over 1m3f last September; jumped badly on hurdling debut at Leopardstown; better at Cork but soundly beaten in eighth.

16/1

8th

4

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

Dream Escape

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Maiden winner on the Flat in September; jumped poorly on hurdle bow last week and probably best watched in this sphere for now.

33/1

10th
20 (13)
Darkened

Form: 0-7673 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; has won on the Flat and over hurdles at this meeting in the past; consistent enough in defeat under both codes lately; needs more.

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5th

3

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

10st 1lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer got off the mark on this surface at the thirteenth attempt when scoring over C&D last month, despite racing keenly and hanging left; 3lb rise okay and could go well again.

5/1

1st

5

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

9st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

took keen hold, midfield

7/1

3rd

10

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

9st 10lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Noel C Kelly

slightly awkward start, slowly into stride, towards rear

11/4

11th
17 (11)
Slaney Tide

14/1

Form: 428018

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark when winning at Naas over 1m2f but below that level off this mark at Down Royal over 1m5f since; best form on a sound surface.

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13th

6

(7)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Slaney Tide

9st 11lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced and dropped to rear over 2f out, weakened and lost touch inside final furlong

12/1

9th

12

(16)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 75y

18:40 Down Royal

Slaney Tide

9st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Off the mark when making all in Naas handicap over this trip in July; well held in three starts since.

16/1

Form: 7-8680 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Regressive on the Flat and was poor over hurdles lately; beaten 10l over 1m here Tuesday; others preferred.

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12th

7

(16)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: R P Burns

Two wins over longer distances in Britain came some time ago; mildly encouraging run on latest off reduced mark but fair bit more needed on first run for new yard.

10/1

5th

9

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 6lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: John Joseph Hanlon

took keen hold, towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

16/1

7th

10

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Two wins over longer distances; not a bad display over 1m last time, but 7f may be inadequate.

14/1

5/1

Form: /7627-

Last run: 437 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner faced some stiff tasks in graded company last winter; is a maiden on Flat but has gone well on soft ground in the past; not ignored.

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13th

11

(14)

3rd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Aghaboy

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: W P Mullins

Dual hurdle winner faced some stiff tasks in graded company last winter; is a maiden on Flat but has gone well on soft ground in the past; not ignored.

5/1

7th

2

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Aghaboy

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

50/1

7th

1

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:25 Fairyhouse

Aghaboy

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

led, hit 4 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 809934 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Coming back to form lately with solid efforts in defeat at Limerick and Killarney; handles soft ground, so can be a player but tough draw.

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6th

7

(10)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Butterfly Garden

9st 9lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Kevin Prendergast

in touch with leaders early, midfield behind clear leader halfway, some headway on far side of group 1f out, kept on inside final 110yds

16/1

13th

7

(16)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Butterfly Garden

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Kevin Prendergast

Listowel festival winner last year over this trip; has failed to hit top form this year; best run of the turf season was over 1m6f at Killarney in July.

10/1

7th

11

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Butterfly Garden

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kevin Prendergast

Listowel festival winner last year over 1m4f; has failed to find her best form this season and made little impact over 1m6f at Listowel this time around; best run this was over 1m6f at Killarney in July.

16/1

25/1

Form: 6-0388

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Maiden ran well enough on return at Killarney but has to improve a fair bit from that; is unproven on soft ground; wide draw.

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5th

1

(6)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sky Legend

10st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Noel C Kelly

Numerous placings here until finally off the mark for Denis Hogan in C&D claimer in January when beating stablemate Darkened (runs in Division 1); remains on competitive mark although likely stiffer task back in handicap.

11/2

1st

9

(6)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sky Legend

9st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

travelled strongly, prominent, challenging when ridden over 1f out, led and ran on inside final furlong

9/2

10th

1

(1)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sky Legend

10st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

16-race maiden has gone quite close in three recent C&D handicaps, but ducked sharply left once and hung left last time; clearly not that straightforward but has enough about him to be in the shakeup.

5/1

12/1

Form: -31136

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won handicaps at Gowran (1m6f) and Listowel (2m) before a solid run at Down Royal; below form at Tramore since; best on good ground; blinkers tried.

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0

3

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

All In Peder

11st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Keelan Dempsey

unseated rider on way to start

20/1

8th

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:05 Punchestown

All In Peder

11st 12lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Keelan Dempsey

prominent, soon went fourth, not fluent 4th

33/1

4th

7

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Kilbeggan

All In Peder

11st 9lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

Improved staying handicapper on the Flat with wins this year at Gowran and Listowel (good); second in 3-finisher Aintree 3yo hurdle last year and more recently pulled up after some indifferent jumping in Clonmel maiden in May; eligible for a mark after today.

5/1

17th
16 (12)
Landue

66/1

Form: 34/5/0 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

One-time decent type was beaten a long way on Flat return and can't be fancied; hood added.

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11th

8

(1)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Landue

9st 0lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: R K Watson

Five-time winner in Britain, best at around 1m4f on AW; Irish form offers no encouragement.

20/1

9th

7

(12)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Landue

9st 5lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: R K Watson

bumped rival start, in rear

33/1

12th

7

(13)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:25 Dundalk (AW)

Landue

9st 8lb

J: Karen Kenny

T: R K Watson

Four AW wins in Britain all over longer trips; last of 14 on C&D comeback run in September and now visor replaces cheekpieces.

25/1

Form: 068000

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Only wins came on AW in UK in 2018; hard to fancy on recent evidence.

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9th

3

(5)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Big Kitten

10st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Badly out of form this year; no success since 2018 when he scored twice on the AW at Newcastle; down the field over 1m4f here last Friday.

25/1

10th

2

(10)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Big Kitten

10st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

prominent, soon went second and pressed leader, weakened quickly over 1f out

20/1

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Selections

The Irish Sun:

Spring Evening

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Granville Street

SPOTLIGHT:

Stoke The Fire

POSTDATA:

Beautiful Chaos