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20:10 Gowran Park

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McEnery Cup Handicap

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  • 1m 4f 100y
  • 6 runners
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McEnery Cup Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 117-8 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won her first two races last year; first try handicapping was quite encouraging, midfield lately at Curragh (favourite); can build on that under promising claimer; chance.

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6th

3

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Goodie Two Shoes

9st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, good headway and went third halfway

8/1

1st

3

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Goodie Two Shoes

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Decent Flat sort with three wins in that sphere; solid efforts in her two completed hurdle starts and holds Final Decision on latest Down Royal run; looks a leading player.

2/1

3rd

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Goodie Two Shoes

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Smart flat handicapper with three wins from only five starts, notably making all at Gowran last month; promising enough hurdles debut at Leopardstown last Christmas but took a heavy fall in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse afterwards, hopefully that hasn't affected her confidence; major player.

15/8

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5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 781297

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Nearly followed up smooth Leopardstown win (soft) at Curragh (good); remains on feasible mark and this is less competitive after staying-on seventh at Galway.

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2nd

6

(12)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Smooth Tom

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

dwelt start

16/1

5th

7

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Smooth Tom

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

1st

3

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Naas

Smooth Tom

11st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

90-rated Flat handicapper, suited by 1m2f and acts on good and soft; beat a Willie Mullins-trained bumper winner on hurdling debut at the Listowel festival; unplaced favourite in a 1m4f premier handicap at Leopardstown three weeks ago.

8/1

Form: 085-60 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Form quite in and out this year; course winner but seems safely held on Galway form by Smooth Tom; visor and tongue tie replace cheekpieces; yard had double Monday.

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9th

12

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Aurora Princess

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Emmet Mullins

Five-time winner has run well in defeat over hurdles and Flat lately; just one (unplaced) AW run in her career; has a bit on from 2lb out of the handicap.

14/1

4th

5

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Aurora Princess

12st 1lb

J: Michael O’Neill

T: Emmet Mullins

Mare with fair hurdling form; ran well at Gowran off 78 latest; obvious sort.

2/1

3rd

8

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 100y

20:10 Gowran Park

Aurora Princess

8st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Emmet Mullins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ducked right start

14/1

Form: 1374- BF

Last run: 283 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Getting on in years and this may be a prep race for something over Jumps; all four runs on Flat were good (RPRs 88-99) but perhaps owner has a better chance with Goodie Two Shoes.

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5th

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

The Shunter

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

held up in last early, some headway when mistake 8th

8/1

1st

12

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

The Shunter

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Emmet Mullins

Prolific spell over jumps culminated in 2021 Cheltenham Festival win; no joy in that sphere since and now a 10yo but he made up his ground too late when fourth of 20 at Naas (2m, heavy) last November and his 1m4f run this August was encouraging; missed last month's Irish Cesarewitch due to coughing but today's race can play to his strengths and he's in with a big shout.

10/1

10/1

Form: 9-7662

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Epsom runner-up when last seen last month for James Fanshawe (17pc strike-rate this season); 42,000gns purchase; new yard had easy winner hurdling last week; often wore a hood.

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7th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: William Durkan

Flat winner over 1m2f on good ground for James Fanshawe in 2022; solid effort in third behind the useful Smooth Tom on hurdling debut at Listowel; dropped away from two out at Cork.

12/1

8th

13

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Cork

Wandering Rocks

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: William Durkan

Was a Flat winner over 1m2f on good ground for James Fanshawe in 2022; a solid effort on hurdling debut at Listowel and should have improved nicely from that, so looks a big player.

3/1

16/1

Form: 81693- BF

Last run: 325 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won twice in Britain; hurdling efforts this year not devoid of promise; local yard's second Flat runner; not without hope.

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8th

4

(12)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Rushford

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Thomas R Hughes

Dual winner in Britain (over further) but well beaten on the Flat for this yard, trip inadequate on latest back in September; this trip more to his liking but remains opposable.

20/1

11th

10

(7)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rushford

9st 6lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Thomas R Hughes

Dual winner in UK has been well beaten on the Flat for this yard lately, though clearly failed to stay 2m2f last time; best watched for now.

22/1

Form: 060121 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Youcrackmeup

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Voice Of Reason

SPOTLIGHT:

Goodie Two Shoes

The Irish Sun:

Smooth Tom

TOPSPEED:

Rushford