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Revamp Conservation & Restoration Handicap

  • Prize money: £11486.73
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Revamp Conservation & Restoration Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 00-990

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

No wins since Ballinrobe maiden success in 2021 and although dropped 6lb for three losses this year still hard to fancy.

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1st

12

(22)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Crystal Black

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

8/1

3rd

17

(14)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Crystal Black

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

Availed of reduced mark to record recent C&D win; up 8lb for that but remains 6lb below career-high achieved in the early stages of his career with Dermot Weld.

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 4-2129

Last run: 98 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Progressive early in the season in testing conditions, winning Cork maiden and second in valuable Naas handicap over this trip; absent since running no sort of race back at 6f on quicker ground at latter venue in May; could still have more to offer back on soft so will want rain.

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11th

8

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

Something Nice

9st 4lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 3f

7/1

4th

2

(4)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:50 Cork

Something Nice

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

started quickly, led

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 226252 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Formerly smart sort for Jessica Harrington, also won twice on AW for Jamie Osborne; three decent runs for this yard, notably at Galway recently when chasing home an improver over 7f, having had a soft enough lead; 3lb rise makes this tough.

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8th

7

(4)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Free Solo

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

Course winner over 7f last month and his best form is arguably at this trip so should be a major player despite the 4lb rise; useful draw to attack again.

13/2

1st

7

(9)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Free Solo

9st 7lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: P J F Murphy

Both wins in Britain came on Polytrack; yet to score in Ireland but some respectable efforts including last twice here over 7f and 1m; should go well.

13/2

4th

8

(8)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Free Solo

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: P J F Murphy

in touch with leaders, prominent on near side of group over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost third towards finish

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 700445

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

A 7f maiden winner on heavy last back-end; bumped into one when second at Naas on return and hasn't gone on from that albeit off stiff enough mark; finished lame on latest; back down to a competitive-looking mark.

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4th

17

(11)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Vocal Studies

8st 10lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

midfield, headway 1f out, ran on well up the centre inside final furlong, went fourth post

12/1

5th

7

(3)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Vocal Studies

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

towards rear, some headway from over 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

15/2

4th

13

(4)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:05 Curragh

Vocal Studies

9st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Fairly consistent sort who was beaten 4l at Gowran earlier in the month when dropped back to this trip; dropped 3lb but probably needs a return to very testing ground.

33/1

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5th
1 (13)
Verhoyen

10/1

Form: 201618 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Durable handicapper as good as ever, bringing his tally to seven with two Curragh wins this year at 7f; ran okay in Scurry Handicap here last time but remains unproven over this far.

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11th

1

(11)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Verhoyen

10st 0lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

All bar one of his seven career wins have come at the Curragh; kept on late over an inadequate 5f there on Monday; trip and ground in his favour but others might have stronger claims here.

14/1

7th

7

(10)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Verhoyen

9st 4lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

Great old warrior has serious gate speed and loves the Curragh; can boss races over further but not so much over this trip although was creditable second over 5.5f at Navan in October; not a great record first time out.

14/1

12/1

Form: 1-3308

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

AW winner is 0-10 on turf but close third in C&D premier handicap last month gives him claims and Keane takes over.

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15th

19

(21)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Zabeir

8st 11lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Donal Kinsella

AW winner is 0-11 on turf; third to Blue Emperor over C&D last month before two lesser runs; fair sixth here a fortnight ago but had three of these rivals in front of him then.

25/1

6th

9

(15)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Zabeir

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Donal Kinsella

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

12/1

8th

18

(1)

6th Aug 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Galway

Zabeir

8st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Donal Kinsella

Second reserve; AW winner is 0-9 on turf but close third in Curragh premier handicap (1m) gives him claims; 1lb wrong.

Form: 000129 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Back to form last month with Leopardstown success in June before chasing home Verhoyen over 7f here; never got competitive after troublesome passage at Fairyhouse latest; best on a sound surface so won't want too much rain.

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1st

1

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hightimeyouwon

10st 2lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, headway towards near side over 2f out, soon ridden, challenging inside final furlong, ran on to lead and edged left towards finish, just did enough

9/2

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Hightimeyouwon

9st 6lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, led when edged right towards near side over 1f out, headed towards finish

7/2

2nd

2

(14)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hightimeyouwon

10st 0lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, headway when ridden and switched left under 2f out, briefly disputed lead inside final 110yds, just held

6/1

Form: 0-3620 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has soft-ground winning form although hasn't won in three years and has taken a backward step this season, tame effort last time at Leopardstown; handicapper giving him every chance but remains opposable.

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16th

10

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Monaasib

9st 8lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Kevin Prendergast

A long time since his last win; hard to see him getting a change of fortune in this company; mid-field behind Crystal Black here a fortnight ago.

33/1

8th

2

(1)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Monaasib

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Kevin Prendergast

midfield, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

16/1

Form: 600007 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Out of form this season although showed a bit more at Leopardstown last time off this reduced mark; others still preferred.

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3rd

11

(12)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 8lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Smart at his best, once had a rating of 110; nothing like the horse he was but has found plenty of excuses not to win as well; didn't fare that well on his claimer debut last month but capable of better.

6/1

7th

2

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:22 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

High class horse at his best, once had a rating of 110; nothing like the horse he was but has found plenty of excuses not to win as well; first time in claiming company.

4/1

8th

5

(17)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

took keen hold, midfield on outer

10/1

10th
5 (19)
Carracci

11/2

Form: -39022

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Hasn't added to his Dundalk 2yo success but improved of late in 1m1f Leopardstown handicaps under positive tactics, third in premier contest and then just denied in 3yo event on soft; 3lb higher here so needs to improve again.

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4th

9

(5)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Carracci

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A P O’Brien

Won a 7f maiden here last November and several solid efforts in defeat since up to 1m1f; has a fair bit to find on ratings but is suited by this surface.

22/1

11th

13

(22)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Carracci

9st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Only win was gained at Dundalk last November; probably capable of better than he showed here in race won by Crystal Black on latest, since two previous Leopardstown runs suggested the possibility of a first turf success.

10/1

Form: 1-0325 C BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Curragh winner on heavy last year; two good Leopardstown runs this summer before lesser effort on soft at Naas last month, possibly made too much use of in the conditions; don't rule out him bouncing back.

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7th

7

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Coins Cross

9st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Likes it soft/heavy although pick of this year's form on good when touched off at Leopardstown; recent form leaves him with plenty to find.

16/1

7th

7

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Coins Cross

9st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Likes it soft/heavy although pick of this year's form on good when touched off at Leopardstown; recent form leaves him with plenty to find.

16/1

14th

3

(15)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Coins Cross

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Only beaten a head in this last year; went close at Leopardstown earlier this season but out of form since; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 6155

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dundalk winner in March has only been seen twice since on turf, creditable effort after not much luck in running in Naas handicap and last of five when stiff task in conditions race at Killarney; 1lb wrong here and tongue tie tried.

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5th

4

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sea Chariot

9st 10lb

J: Jake Coen

T: John Joseph Murphy

slowly into stride, in rear, headway when switched right 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room and switched left inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

13/2

4th

3

(7)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sea Chariot

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, soon no impression

7/2

1st

1

(12)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Dundalk (AW)

Sea Chariot

10st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

took keen hold, towards rear early, towards rear of midfield over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, soon headway towards near side and ridden, ran on to lead towards finish

15/2

Form: 00-040 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner last year at Gowran and pick of three runs this term when decent fourth at Killarney; tame recent Galway effort leaves him with questions to answer and blinkers now tried.

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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

Form: 12/40 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Winner in France; good run in a Gowran conditions event on stable debut but never involved on handicap debut in Leopardstown premier handicap last month; likely easier ground should suit and remains relatively unexposed so don't rule out.

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6th

3

(5)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Good Too

9st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Brett Johnson

dwelt start

8/1

3rd

9

(2)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton (AW)

Good Too

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Brett Johnson

1m turf win in France as 2yo on debut but missed 2022 and has not made a significant impact in handicaps in Ireland or Britain since; back up in trip and a case can be made but it's none too convincing.

25/1

8th

5

(8)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Good Too

9st 6lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Brett Johnson

Turf winner at 1m in France as 2yo but he missed all of 2022 and hasn't looked well treated in handicaps in Ireland or Britain since; coming down weights but has further to go.

20/1

13/2

Form: 3-241

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Returned from being gelded to open account last month on handicap debut at Leopardstown, responding well to pressure over just shy of this trip to get up late; type to keep improving and this stouter test should suit.

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15th

14

(14)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Kings Time

8st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield

13/2

1st

3

(3)

13th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 63y

17:45 Leopardstown

Kings Time

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Ran into a good subsequent winner at Cork in May but below his best when odds-on for a Fairyhouse maiden last month; gelded since then and interesting to see if that leads to the desired improvement here.

5/1

4th

5

(7)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Fairyhouse

Kings Time

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, lost second halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and went second again inside final furlong, no extra and lost two places final 110yds

5/2

25/1

Form: 9555-6 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Winner in France on heavy ground over this trip as a 2yo but disappointed last year; after 411-day absence well held (plenty keen) on Irish debut at Cork last month; best watched for now.

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11th

1

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Ayrton

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: T J O’Mara

Winner on the Flat in France at 2 but no trace of ability on the level for his current trainer; makes no appeal on his hurdling debut.

100/1

14th

4

(13)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ayrton

9st 8lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: T J O’Mara

slowly into stride

14/1

12th

2

(6)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ayrton

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: T J O’Mara

midfield

20/1

Form: 13101-

Last run: 256 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in France last year for F Guyader, including over just short of this trip at Saint-Cloud on soft and final start on Deauville AW; interesting on Irish debut for a yard doing well.

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13th

7

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Proletariat

9st 1lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Patrick T Foley

Three-time winner in France, including over this trip, and handles soft ground; no show in a 1m handicap here last week and best watched for now.

25/1

17th

6

(9)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Proletariat

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 52-497 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a 1m2f fillies' Listed race at Saint-Cloud last autumn for David O'Meara; decent start for this yard at Cork in April but disappointing twice since; tongue tie now tried and dropped in trip.

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7th

1

(2)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Timeless Soul

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Runner-up in 1m2f Listed race in France last backend for former yard; some good runs in defeat this term, notably making up plenty of ground over 1m1f at Tipperary early this month on heavy (Walhaan and Saltonstall behind); drop in trip not ideal but top-weight a definite player.

13/2

3rd

3

(9)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:10 Tipperary

Timeless Soul

10st 1lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in rear, headway when raced wide home turn, still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well towards near side inside final furlong, went third towards finish, too much to do

16/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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TOPSPEED:

Hightimeyouwon

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Carracci

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Hightimeyouwon