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Good To Yielding

Ardilaun Hotel Handicap

  • Prize money: £8876.11
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Ardilaun Hotel Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 30-663 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Course winner who was only beaten 1l when third at Killarney last month; left on the same mark and both soft ground and this track should help bring his stamina into play dropping in trip.

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9th

1

(8)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 21y

13:35 Leopardstown

Dragon Of Malta

10st 8lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: P F O’Donnell

Goes well on soft/heavy, recording recent wins at both Galway and Listowel festivals; not at that level however off revised mark at Killarney; conditions in his favour again and rider's 10lb claim brings him into the mix.

8/1

5th

2

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

Dragon Of Malta

9st 10lb

J: James Ryan

T: P F O’Donnell

Very capable handicapper on his day as he showed when digging deepest to prevail over 7f at Listowel (soft) 11 days ago; effectively 2lb lower here when taking into account James Ryan's claim; fine at 1m.

7/2

1st

4

(2)

19th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 15y

15:15 Listowel

Dragon Of Malta

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: P F O’Donnell

in touch with leaders, headway when switched left against far rail over 1f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, just did enough, all out

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 0069-2 D

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Lost his way a little towards the back end of last season but produced a huge run on return when runner-up at Limerick; well treated but subsequent 105-day absence is a little disconcerting.

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16th

10

(5)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

never better than midfield, outpaced under 2f out

16/1

9th

10

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

disputed lead early, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 319405

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Relished testing ground when winning at Sligo earlier in the campaign; several creditable efforts since including here earlier in the week but others are probably on better marks.

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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

12th

7

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Little Keilee

9st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ciaran Murphy

Has a solid record on AW since November, including a Dundalk win (7f) in December and a close sixth there (1m) three weeks ago; should go well again back in trip but some others are probably lurking on better marks.

10/1

6th

7

(7)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Little Keilee

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ciaran Murphy

Consistent sort on all-weather this winter, getting her head back in front over 7f in December; stays this far but others are probably lurking on better marks.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 607765 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been at his best since joining this yard but signs of a return to form here on Tuesday; well treated on old form and ground has come in his favour.

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4th

4

(8)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Half Nutz

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

Grand sort but often gives them a head start and modest strike-rate over last two years; 0-8 on AW but best run for some time last month over C&D when strong-finishing fourth from a similar draw; only midfield here on Wednesday though; hard to have total confidence in given his starting tendencies.

10/1

7th

5

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Half Nutz

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

Six-time turf winner from 5f-7f often starts slowly but ran a belter over 6f here last time; going back up to 7f will give him more of a chance to run down the leaders.

7/1

Form: D641317

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; has won two of his last four starts but struggled back at this trip when last seen.

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11th

4

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Rock Etoile

10st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Consistent form last season; 2-24 record is not good enough to inspire strong confidence, though he ended the campaign with a a fair fourth over 7f at this venue.

12/1

4th

6

(10)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 21y

13:35 Leopardstown

Rock Etoile

9st 13lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

soon raced in second, pressed leader over 1f out, soon lost second, no extra when lost third towards finish

12/1

Form: 707654

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

1-24 and best run for this yard when beaten 4l at Cork last week; however, her mark has suffered back in handicap company and others appeal more.

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3rd

4

(11)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Soi Dao

9st 8lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

in touch with leaders

20/1

7th

7

(8)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Soi Dao

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Wintle

C&D winner off a 3lb lower mark early in the year who's continued in form here since, not seeing out 9.5f before finding 7.2f on the sharp side; should do better.

8/1

6th

4

(1)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Soi Dao

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Adrian Wintle

Record of 2-29 but her last win was at this track (8.6f) last month and she give it a good shot from the front when runner-up here (9.4f) last time; now drops back to 7f but she's well drawn and still looks on a workable mark; shortlisted.

13/2

Form: -84749 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

In and out this term but ran well for a long way at Killarney last month when beaten 3l; probably wants quicker ground than this.

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7th

8

(7)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Galway

Silken Ladder

9st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

In and out this term but ran well for a long way at Killarney last month when beaten 3l; probably wants quicker ground than this.

15/2

9th

11

(5)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 30y

18:45 Killarney

Silken Ladder

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Went up 22lb for two wins last year, including over C&D; some encouragement in a couple of runs this season and 3lb below her last winning mark; respected.

10/1

4th

3

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Limerick

Silken Ladder

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: Joseph G Murphy

started quickly, led, pushed along and headed 2f out

9/2

Form: 0-0355 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back last season and some good runs in defeat this term but probably still a bit high in the weights.

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14th

2

(12)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dazzling Spirit

10st 1lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Low-key yard debut three weeks ago; may have needed that but all her best form is on turf and hard to fancy on her recent efforts.

25/1

10th

8

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Dazzling Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Won three out of four at her best for Tom Mullins in the second half of 2022; best watched on her stable debut after four months off.

25/1

6/1

Form: 131-02 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who came on from her reappearance when beaten just half a length at Leopardstown last month; up 3lb but should give another good account and gets her ground.

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1st

15

(22)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Speckled Meadow

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Don Browne

Won twice in October 2022 on testing ground; inconsistent last year, though she ran well over 7f here in July and over a longer trip on her penultimate start.

20/1

15th

21

(22)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Speckled Meadow

9st 7lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Don Browne

in touch with leaders, outpaced under 2f out

4th

15

(5)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Speckled Meadow

9st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Don Browne

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 2f out, ran on inside final 110yds, went fourth final strides, nearest finish

25/1

33/1

Form: 5180-0 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Just 1-23 on turf and only beat one home here earlier in the week; this trip is probably sharp enough for him these days.

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10th

10

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

The Mpex Kid

11st 12lb

J: Ms C Skerry

T: Ciaran Murphy

Four-time winner on Flat, best form on Dundalk AW; a long time since his only hurdles run, though there should be no fitness doubts following a recent Dundalk outing.

33/1

7th

11

(4)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

The Mpex Kid

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Ciaran Murphy

C&D winner in October but well below for twice since; may be high in the handicap and is returning from 158 days off.

25/1

8th

11

(14)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

The Mpex Kid

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Ciaran Murphy

Three of four wins have been on AW, including two starts ago; not as good on testing ground and others preferred.

12/1

Form: 274037

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

10-race maiden who produced a career best when third in a Bellewstown maiden last month; however, struggled in C&D handicap earlier in the week on similar ground.

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5th

12

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Rathbranchurch

9st 2lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Just the one win last term but was a consistent handicapper throughout the season and ran well first time out; ground no issue.

14/1

8th

11

(13)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Rathbranchurch

8st 11lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield on near side of group, outpaced and lost position 2f out, edged right and rallied final 110yds, not reach leaders

10/1

2nd

9

(6)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:20 Navan

Rathbranchurch

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent, challenging when pushed along from 2f out, briefly disputed lead when ridden over 1f out, kept on but no chance with winner final 110yds

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32-006

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in a Curragh maiden last season; not at his best on first two runs this term but it was a step back in the right direction at the Curragh when last seen; good mark if he can build on that.

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13th

16

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

Both wins have come over C&D and he handles heavy; shaped well at Cork three weeks ago and yard does very well with limited runners; on a fair mark and should be bang there.

15/2

4th

9

(3)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Cork

Secret Magician

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Martin Hassett

prominent, soon went second, challenging 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

13th
6 (15)
My Kurkum

40/1

Form: 290-00

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

2yo winner back in 2020 in France but has been struggling for this yard over timber and on the level; well treated but hard to fancy; new headgear combination.

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20th

18

(7)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

My Kurkum

9st 4lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A J Martin

Dual winner in France where she had one good run on heavy; mild promise a couple of times last summer and her mark is now one that looks exploitable at some stage this year.

20/1

12th

14

(9)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

My Kurkum

8st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A J Martin

prominent, briefly led after 1f, raced in second after 2f, led again before halfway, joined over 2f out, headed when weakened over 1f out, eased inside final 110yds

28/1

Form: 6-5006

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden and no improvement for handicaps of late; unproven on the ground and others preferred.

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13th

4

(16)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

16:15 Gowran Park

Thefullbackline

9st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick T Foley

slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 3f out, raced wide when ridden under 3f out, soon weakened

25/1

17th

6

(3)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Thefullbackline

9st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Patrick T Foley

Maiden struggling of late and handicapper quite slow to relent; others preferred.

33/1

14th

14

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Galway

Thefullbackline

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

Six-race maiden and no improvement for handicaps of late; unproven on the ground and others preferred.

10/1

50/1

Form: 09060-

Last run: 322 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Out of form for Gary Moore when last seen and this looks tough after 322 days off; new yard.

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10th

1

(8)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Marks Bear

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: W J Burke

Two 6f AW wins in Britain; two recent C&D runs have been respectable, but held by Nibras Rainbow.

12/1

6th

9

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Marks Bear

9st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: W J Burke

Coming down the handicap and not beaten far on his last few starts; will reach his level eventually but it might take a few more runs.

14/1

Form: 455-99

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

First reserve; unplaced in six starts and below his best efforts in two runs for new yard.

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9th

6

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Allo Arry

9st 6lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Laytown maiden winner last year and ran well in defeat at times off higher marks since; didn't get the clearest run over 1m last time; considered.

12/1

8th

9

(15)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Allo Arry

9st 8lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Only success came in a 7f Laytown maiden in September; mixed bag of performances since and has gone close over this trip before but below form over 7f a fortnight ago; wears first-time tongue-tie.

20/1

9th

5

(17)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Allo Arry

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Winner at Laytown; claimed out of Ado McGuinness yard here last month; interesting for in-form yard.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €337.00
Straight Forecast €284.90
Tricast €3411.10
Trifecta €4273.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Shawaamekh

POSTDATA:

Silken Ladder

SPOTLIGHT:

Half Nutz

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dragon Of Malta

The Irish Sun:

Shawaamekh