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La Celia Wines Handicap

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • 14 runners
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La Celia Wines Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.60
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 8453

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Fair level of form in four maidens this year although not especially progressive, forcing pace at Bellewstown last time; back in trip here.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:05 Punchestown

Angelic Appeal

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fair form in maidens before much improved on handicap debut at the Curragh (1m2f) last month, seeing it out well despite racing keenly (second and fourth have won since); up 7lb but quite likely has more to offer.

11/2

1st

7

(5)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Angelic Appeal

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

took keen hold, prominent, headway and went second over 1f out, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on well

12/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 31

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced gelding's two runs have been in 1m Dundalk maidens, backing up promising February effort by landing odds in ordinary 13-runner contest following month, still looking green; plenty of time off since and interesting to see what the market makes of his chances on turf/handicap debut; probably won't want much rain.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(4)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Take Heart

9st 1lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

dwelt start

12/1

5th

13

(20)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Take Heart

8st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

6/1

1st

8

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

17:00 Naas

Take Heart

8st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

raced in second early, lost second but prominent after 1f, went second again 3f out, led going best 2f out, ridden when faced challenge 1f out, ran on, comfortably

3/1

3rd
2 (10)
Mr King

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6-821 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Nicely progressive since upped to today's trip, second in Gowran maiden before much improved on handicap debut at Roscommon last month, finding plenty for pressure to win a shade cosily; 7lb rise but looks the type to keep improving and big player.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(1)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:00 Naas

Mr King

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Nicely progressive once upped to 1m2f, winning Roscommon handicap and made plenty of use of at the Curragh when third in competitive contest; didn't appear to stay 1m4f in testing conditions at Bellewtown however, having forced the pace; back in trip here and respected although ground concerns remain.

9/2

4th

6

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

16:35 Bellewstown

Mr King

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led at steady pace

7/2

3rd

2

(10)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Mr King

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

soon led, headed and raced in second after 2f, led again under 2f out, headed final 110yds, no extra and lost second final strides

9/2

Form: 071-75

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Dundalk nursery winner has had a limited turf campaign this summer, encouraging run here on Derby weekend when staying on well over 1m1f in all-aged handicap; longer trip here should suit and one to consider.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Slieve Binnian

8st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Back to form when winning over C&D last time, taking his record at this track to 2-2; beat Cordouan and Cold Steel on that occasion; can be a player again off 4lb higher.

5/1

1st

14

(14)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Slieve Binnian

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Won a 1m nursery here last year and 1m2f Curragh h'cap last month; not so good last time at Clonmel behind Eclat De Lumiere when got upset in the stalls but could bounce back.

8/1

14/1

Form: 6-092

Last run: 59 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Made a good start in handicaps at Leopardstown in June when second over 1m; not sure this longer trip will be in his favour and blinkers tried.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

8

(8)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Free Flow

9st 10lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James M Barrett

prominent

12/1

11th

4

(16)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Free Flow

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James M Barrett

0-8; good run on handicap debut (1m) in June and good runs in defeat over further since, including here on his last two runs; not certain to stay this trip but he should be firmly in the mix if he can see it out.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 149-6

Last run: 99 days

W: 10st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Bellewstown maiden winner on debut a year ago but never bettered that effort in both subsequent starts; last of 6 on seasonal return in Naas rated race in May and has been gelded since; tongue tie retained for handicap debut, others preferred.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

16:35 Bellewstown

Roaring Gallagher

9st 5lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second, carried head awkwardly but led inside final furlong, kept on but headed towards finish

9/2

6th

5

(12)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Roaring Gallagher

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

1

(3)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Roaring Gallagher

10st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, headway when short of room under 2f out, switched left 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

8/1

Form: 407-51

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Stayed on best to win over 1m at Naas (good) and could well get this longer trip; twice scratched since because of soft ground so any significant rain would put her participation in doubt.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hasten Slowly

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Three-time winner including over C&D in December; back to form when staying on second in a handicap last month; might not have been suited by 1m4f here three weeks ago and respected back in trip.

12/1

9th

3

(12)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hasten Slowly

10st 1lb

J: Cian Fahy

T: John C McConnell

awkward start, slowly away, raced in last, headway on near side of group under 3f out, hung left 2f out, soon switched right, kept on final 110yds, nearest finish

11/2

2nd

5

(17)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hasten Slowly

10st 0lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

midfield, headway towards near side over 1f out, switched left and went third inside final furlong, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

12/1

Form: 458

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ran no sort of race on return from a break at Galway recently; hard to be confident in here entering handicap company; 1lb wrong.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

15:50 Gowran Park

Susiesparkle

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

9th

7

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 50y

16:45 Killarney

Susiesparkle

9st 1lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Some decent runs in defeat but was beaten 30l at Listowel last time and has to bounce back.

16/1

11th

8

(12)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:00 Listowel

Susiesparkle

9st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Showed some ability in maidens and not a bad run on h'cap bow over 1m2f; back up in trip now; ran well enough in soft on debut.

16/1

Form: 126575 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Likes it soft/heavy and in good form in the spring, winning at Navan and touched off at Gowran; not at best in two outings since returning last month, forcing it at Galway last time after an erratic start; down 2lb but may be best watched for now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

(13)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Duke Of Leggagh

9st 6lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Started off last season in terrific form, bolting up on heavy ground over this trip at Navan but handicapper had his measure after that; just fair comeback run at Naas over shorter trip when tongue tie tried; trip/ground to suit and can be expected to come on for that athough has 5l to find with Mr Rango.

8/1

7th

14

(1)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Duke Of Leggagh

8st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

Started off last season in terrific form, second to Paddington in the Madrid here before bolting up three days later over 1m2f at Navan; handicapper had his measure after that; back down to a decent mark now although might need further these days; tongue-tie tried.

4/1

10/1

Form: 543-51

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Showed a fair standard of form in three outings last year and off the mark at second attempt this term in first-time cheekpieces when taking ordinary Ballinrobe maiden last month under positive tactics; could have more to offer now entering handicaps.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

(13)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Moonlit Mist

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Maiden winner for Joe Murphy at Ballinrobe last July; blinkered after a moderate Dundalk run or stable debut; probably best over a bit further.

16/1

11th

7

(1)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Moonlit Mist

10st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Maiden winner for John Murphy at Ballinrobe last summer; not seen since August and best watched on his stable debut.

16/1

14/1

Form: -45346

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over 1m in nurseries last year; overall disappointing this year, some okay runs; down 7lb since start of the campaign but still others preferred.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

4

(14)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Aurifodina

9st 4lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

dwelt start, in rear

14/1

6th

7

(5)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:20 Killarney

Aurifodina

8st 10lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

towards rear, pushed along over 3f out

10/1

4th

5

(11)

11th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:40 Navan

Aurifodina

9st 6lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

towards rear, good headway and in touch with leaders towards near side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

20/1

12th
10 (4)
Halla Ban

8/1

Form: -54140 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Too keen in Apprentice Derby latest but earlier Roscommon form under today's rider would put her in the mix.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(4)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Halla Ban

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

midfield

8/1

11th

16

(6)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Halla Ban

8st 11lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, pressed leader, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong

10/1

4th

10

(6)

1st Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 151y

16:35 Roscommon

Halla Ban

8st 9lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Improved for better ground when getting up late to win a 1m2f handicap here last week; even better ground and the longer trip likely to suit here and looks a formidable opponent.

4/1

Form: 687

Last run: 102 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Three qualifying maiden runs just fair; not sure if he'll be able to make an immediate impact in handicaps off this mark.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

15

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

No Big Deal

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Charles O’Brien

Maiden on the Flat after four starts; just a hint of promise in three maiden hurdles; down the field on handicap debut at Naas; tongue-tie on now.

10/1

13th

19

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

No Big Deal

10st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Charles O’Brien

towards rear

16/1

9th

4

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

13:30 Punchestown

No Big Deal

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Charles O’Brien

towards rear of midfield

25/1

14/1

Form: 03525

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Opening handicap effort at Killarney last month just okay; not sure if this longer trip is what she wants.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Hotaugustnight

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Ex-Irish maiden; solid efforts for her new yard the last twice, latterly a front-running third of seven at Chelmsford last month; drops into a Class 6 here and should go well again.

13/2

3rd

5

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Hotaugustnight

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

led

8/1

6th

10

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Hotaugustnight

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Better seemingly expected on first start for new connections at Wolverhampton last month (they bought her from Ireland for 17,000gns) but she could manage only seventh of eight, finishing well behind Avon Light; enough to prove running over bit further than she's ever been.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €673.00
Straight Forecast €800.50
Tricast €2575.60
Trifecta €1105.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mr King

TOPSPEED:

Free Flow

SPOTLIGHT:

Slieve Binnian

POSTDATA:

Aurifodina

The Irish Sun:

Mr King