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17:05 Leopardstown

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Unio Employee Benefits Handicap

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 0m 7f 39y
  • 15 runners
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Unio Employee Benefits Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1683-8

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

1m Dundalk winner last year and also placed in a handicap at the same venue in December; beaten in excess of 10l in two handicap outings on turf early last season; now 12lb lower than his opening mark, so possibly of some interest.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(9)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Barbapapa

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, led under 2f out, soon ridden, headed and kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

7/1

1st

2

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Dundalk (AW)

Barbapapa

10st 1lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, raced in second after 2f, led 2f out, clear when ridden over 1f out, kept on well when faced challenge final 110yds, always doing enough

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 077654 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Two good runs at the Galway festival, representing his best form since joining this stable; much better ground possibly not quite as suitable for the six-time winner.

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16th

9

(14)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Half Nutz

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Not disgraced on the AW through the winter and all six career wins have come on turf, including one here; dropped away in a 7f handicap here last time.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 6-0011 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Backed up a C&D victory in June (Amanirenas in third) with a Tipperary success obtained in front-running style at the main expense of a frustrating filly; high draw not ideal for hat-trick attempt.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(3)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Chestnutter

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

prominent, lost second halfway, weakened final furlong

6/1

10th

7

(15)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Chestnutter

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

Won back-to-back on turf earlier in the summer and not beaten far twice since; possible this mark is a shade high but could find improvement for the switch to AW and not ruled out.

9/1

14/1

Form: -34948 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Dundalk 7f maiden winner last November; three respectable runs in turf handicaps (including fourth behind Chestnutter at Tipperary) and two poor efforts, including over 1m on soft ground at Gowran last time.

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

8th

5

(5)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mere Accountant

10st 0lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

prominent, soon went second

7/1

5th

11

(12)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Mere Accountant

9st 9lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

16/1

6th

12

(6)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Mere Accountant

9st 11lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

Won a C&D maiden just over a year ago; consistent enough on turf since without winning and was only beaten 2l over 1m here last time; this trip should suit better and is down 2lb, so a chance.

9/1

Form: -97825

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Best display when just denied over 1m here in June, headed close home having led from early; not as good over C&D last time in a race in which Toriangel was third.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(11)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 75y

18:40 Down Royal

Who Not What

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A Oliver

Maiden's best effort was when touched off over 1m at Leopardstown; held over 7f since; didn't get home in two previous tries at this trip.

10/1

13th

5

(14)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Who Not What

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: A Oliver

Just touched off in a first time tongue-tie over 1m here in June; not at the same level but not disgraced in a couple of 7f contests here last twice; poor draw but capable of getting involved.

8/1

5th

15

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

17:05 Leopardstown

Who Not What

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A Oliver

soon prominent, led after 1f, headed over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

12/1

Form: 007670 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Both wins for Noel Meade came over this trip; joined current yard after a below-par run in a Killarney claimer last month; down the field at the Curragh last Saturday; 25-1 then, hard to fancy.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

12

(15)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Might And Mercy

9st 5lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

prominent, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

12th

3

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Might And Mercy

9st 6lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

Course winner over 7f has a falling mark this year after a number of unplaced runs; a better effort over that trip last time; has a chance if building on that.

6/1

4th

4

(7)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Might And Mercy

9st 10lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

soon led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and prominent after 2f, challenging on far side of group when bumped 2f out, no extra inside final 110yds, lost third final strides

33/1

7th
8 (14)
Many Tears

10/1

Form: 819 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

A 7f Gowran maiden winner on her second outing; last of nine on handicap debut at the same venue when noted as carrying her head awkwardly; a hopeful sign that Colin Keane sticks with her now.

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2

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Lingfield

Many Tears

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Found a surge of improvement at Dundalk last autumn for Ger Lyons, winning 7f handicap, and after a big-money sale she ran respectably when seventh in Kempton Listed race (1m) last month; not ruled out completely but she needs to improve even on her best AW form now back on turf.

20/1

7th

1

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton (AW)

Many Tears

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Found a surge of improvement switched to the AW at Dundalk last autumn for Ger Lyons, winning a 7f handicap in October and creating a positive impression in a Listed event at 1m the following month, strong at the finish on her first crack at the trip; sold for 300,000gns in December; could well have more to come for her new connections; interesting despite a penalty.

4/1

1st

10

(12)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Many Tears

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

towards rear, headway towards near side under 2f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ridden and went clear final 110yds

16/1

8th
3 (13)
Amanirenas

7/1

Form: 051381 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Hit form over C&D in June, a winner before third to today's rival Chestnutter; 6f looked inadequate at Naas on her next run; has gone up 9lb for last month's Fairyhouse win; may find a few too good as a result

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10th

15

(2)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Amanirenas

8st 9lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

All three wins over 7f and struggled this term.

50/1

15th

16

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Amanirenas

9st 1lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

All three wins have been on good ground so probably one for another day, especially after this season's two quiet runs on heavy; new headgear combination.

25/1

13th

16

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Amanirenas

8st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: M C Grassick

Went up 15lb for winning two good ground handicaps last summer; found life tough after that and no improvement on her seasonal bow at the Curragh on Monday; others preferred.

50/1

16/1

Form: 306054

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Best form, including all three wins, has been on AW; 0-18 record on turf is off-putting; running in claimers lately, this season's overall form is not particularly convincing

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11th

11

(13)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Jaafel

9st 1lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Four-time AW winner who is 0-20 on turf; beaten in a claimer before joining this yard and he was well beaten in a 1m2f handicap at Cork two weeks ago; might not have liked the soft ground but he's not crying out to be backed.

14/1

11th

8

(3)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Jaafel

8st 13lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

The money was down on this four-time AW winner last time when runner-up in Dundalk claimer under Davis (nine-day whip ban) who was training him at the time; moderate enough record on turf so surprise were he attract support in this company on stable debut.

10/1

2nd

5

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Jaafel

10st 2lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Sean Davis

Four-time winner on this surface, including over this trip; close fourth in a 1m4f claimer for James McAuley here in December when last seen; could go close.

5/1

14/1

Form: 6-583

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has run with credit in maidens, including when third over 7f at the Curragh last month; concerning that Colin Keane has deserted her in favour of Many Tears.

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6th

6

(8)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Perfect Poise

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Suited by soft/heavy ground, consistent in handicaps last season and took her mark to a career-high on last month's seasonal debut when only denied final strides at Leopardstown over 1m; big player.

11/4

2nd

2

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Perfect Poise

10st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Suited by soft ground, consistent in handicaps last season; represents a powerful trainer/rider combination and is worth considering on seasonal debut.

9/2

3rd

5

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

14:20 Gowran Park

Perfect Poise

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led, joined halfway, raced far side from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost second inside final furlong

11/4

10/1

Form: 064093 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

AW maiden winner over 1m last year; best two handicap runs this year have been over C&D; has an edge over Who Not What on the basis of a clash here four weeks ago.

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4th

10

(11)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Toriangel

9st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Sole win came on the AW; ended last season with a good fifth to Magic Charm at the Curragh; others preferred but enough there to give some encouragement.

12/1

5th

8

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Toriangel

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

midfield, headway towards far side 1f out, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

20/1

Form: -13008 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won a 7f Dundalk maiden in January; well beaten in three turf outings this year; first reserve.

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14th

10

(13)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Angel Above

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Winner of a C&D maiden in January but was below that form in four turf runs over the summer; back to this surface should suit but might need this run.

20/1

12th

18

(15)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

17:05 Leopardstown

Angel Above

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Won a 7f Dundalk maiden in January; well beaten in three turf outings this year; first reserve.

Form: -29079

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Placed twice on turf last season and second in a 6f maiden at Dundalk in January; tough task from 5lb out of the handicap; third reserve.

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7th

9

(7)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

15:28 Wolverhampton (AW)

Empress Of Bough

8st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Anthony McCann

Got off the mark in a Dundalk handicap (6f, Polytrack) in October but she's not gone on from that in four runs since; had tough task in a claimer last month but she's now 1-20 and others are more convincing.

10/1

8th

6

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:38 Dundalk (AW)

Empress Of Bough

9st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Anthony McCann

Got off the mark in a C&D handicap in October; little chance on official ratings however.

40/1

Form: 9781-2 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Emphatic winner of a 7f nursery at Dundalk last December; only 3lb higher for a reappearance over the same course and trip last month; produced an encouraging display to take second; every chance if reproducing that form in her first turf handicap.

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9th

7

(13)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dromantine

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield, outpaced over 1f out, kept on

11/2

3rd

1

(17)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dromantine

10st 0lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent, challenging on near side of group over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds, no match for first two

11/2

Form: 1- D

Last run: 251 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Overcame inexperience and a high head carriage to make a winning debut at Dundalk last December; form does not amount to a great deal but she should be more mature now.

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11th

6

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Charlisse

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Denis W Cullen

Mare is 2-3 at this venue, from only four career starts; game all-the-way handicap winner over 7f last September when 33-1 chance last September too keen and failed to get home when tried over this trip last month; needs to settle better.

8/1

6th

1

(4)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Charlisse

10st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Denis W Cullen

prominent, led after 1f, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

9/1

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Payout
Exacta €643.00
Straight Forecast €511.90
Tricast €4860.10
Trifecta €700.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dromantine

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Barbapapa

POSTDATA:

Half Nutz

The Irish Sun:

Dromantine