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Keeper’s Heart Irish & Bourbon Whiskey Handicap

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Keeper’s Heart Irish & Bourbon Whiskey Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.40
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 003530

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 18 starts but has run well at times; ground versatile but is 2lb out of the handicap.

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

15th

16

(2)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

18:55 Fairyhouse

Hot Whispers

8st 12lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

Curragh win last month was quite impressive (good to yielding); 1-20 and not sure about 6f so risky after tame enough latest effort.

14/1

9th

13

(13)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:50 Navan

Hot Whispers

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

Finally came good at 19th attempt when coming from off the pace to score with authority in beating Ever Rock and Siesta Beach over 5f at the Curragh (good to yielding) last month despite being 3lb wrong; has since left Denis Hogan and debuts for new yard here; respected.

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: -00006 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner, including over C&D; best run this season came at Down Royal last time; needs more even from 2lb lower.

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11th

7

(1)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ever Rock

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J J Lambe

led

25/1

15th

17

(18)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Ever Rock

8st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J J Lambe

Course winner but two last runs very disappointing and thoroughly exposed so percentage call to oppose.

25/1

9th

5

(7)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

16:00 Bellewstown

Ever Rock

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J J Lambe

towards rear

10/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: /09-74

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner in 2021 has been lightly-raced since; put up a solid effort over 6f at Naas last time, weakening late on so the drop in trip could suit; considered.

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

15th

15

(11)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Siesta Beach

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

prominent, disputing third over 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong

14/1

4th

2

(14)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:50 Navan

Siesta Beach

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Naas maiden winner barely holding her own in handicaps this year until much more encouraging effort last time at the Curragh, finishing strongly into third (behind Hot Whispers and Ever Rock) after being switched; seems to be down to a competitive mark and stiff finish should suit.

12/1

25/1

Form: 83-408

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner is 0-9 on turf but was a decent 4th at Navan in June; below that level since and is 2lb out of the handicap.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

(5)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Silver Nemo

8st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Lee Smyth

Is just 2-40 but often runs well; however, has been disappointing lately and others are preferred.

22/1

12th

14

(8)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Silver Nemo

8st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Lee Smyth

On a three-year losing run and no signs of return to form of late; has struggled at 1m previously.

66/1

Form: 9-0035 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner, including over C&D; not beaten far on last two starts and dropped 2lb so has an each-way chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

21

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Art Of Unity

8st 11lb

J: Mr T R Costello

T: Muredach Kelly

Had been running consistently before he was unplaced favourite here on final 2023 outing; has a fair overall record at this track, two wins and six places from 20 visits; went close at the Curragh on his penultimate start last season.

10/1

13th

15

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Art Of Unity

8st 11lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Muredach Kelly

Really consistent and, while his last win was (here) in 2021, he needs respect; likely vulnerable to something reeling him in up stiff finish here but can go well.

10/1

Form: 532636

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 24 starts went close a few times earlier this season; below form at Tipperary last time and has to bounce back.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(13)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Sosallycanwait

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Leanne Breen

Is a maiden after 26 starts but has been placed several times; has a chance if at her best after an absence.

20/1

18th

14

(20)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:50 Navan

Sosallycanwait

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Leanne Breen

Maiden after 25 starts went close a few times earlier this season but plenty to find with some of these on latest Curragh run; blinkers tried.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 060413 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won his second race (both over this trip) when winning at Navan last month; fine effort from the front at Cork over 6f since, fading late; up another 2lb makes this tougher but back to this trip suits.

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9/2

Form: -75501 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Got back on the scoresheet when winning at Tipperary over this trip last week; 8lb higher today will make a follow-up bid tougher but this ground-versatile sort should go well.

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

11th

1

(14)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

Aloysius Lilius

10st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

Last of 10 on AW returns last month; hit and miss campaign last term but only 2lb above last winning mark; poor draw over this C&D though.

10/1

33/1

Form: 007/0-

Last run: 295 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Has been well beaten in three maidens and a handicap; little appeal on return from 2lb out of the handicap.

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

10th

7

(9)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

16:25 Down Royal

Carna Blue

9st 4lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

midfield, weakened gradually home straight

33/1

9th

13

(15)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Carna Blue

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: D J Bunyan

Has been well beaten in three maidens and a handicap; little appeal on return from 2lb out of the handicap.

33/1

14th

15

(1)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Carna Blue

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D J Bunyan

First reserve; struggled in three starts at huge odds in maidens in 2021.

14/1

Form: 096250 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Won three times when trained in the UK but winless since moving to this yard; not a bad run at Down Royal but was poor at Naas last time; cheekpieces back on.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

14

(9)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 55y

16:02 Roscommon

Peerless

9st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

midfield

25/1

10th

12

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Peerless

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won three times when trained in the UK but winless since moving to this yard; not a bad run at Down Royal but was poor at Naas last time; cheekpieces back on.

14/1

Form: 06/544

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has run well enough in defeat in three maidens lately over this trip; tongue-tie worn at Tipperary is left off and has a squeak.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

6

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Different Look

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Has lost her way a little since switching to handicaps; feasibly treated on the pick of her maiden form and a return to 5f could help.

12/1

14/1

Form: 9-5893 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Won a 5f Tipperary maiden last year, her sole win from 31 starts; ran well back there last week behind Aloysius Lilius and needs a bit more off the same mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

4

(13)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Realtin Fantasy

9st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: W P Browne

First handicap win came over C&D a fortnight ago under positive ride, winning with a bit in hand (several of these behind); 5lb rise okay and usually a quick starter so could negate wide draw.

6/1

1st

11

(5)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Realtin Fantasy

8st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: W P Browne

soon led narrowly or disputed lead, faced challenge when ridden and edged right over 1f out, pushed out final 110yds, readily

12/1

20/1

Form: 65-050 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Just a sole AW win from 19 starts; not a bad run at Down Royal but was poor at Bellewstown since; cheekpieces replace blinkers.

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

12th

7

(12)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Astral Beat

9st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Lee Smyth

Has struggled to find any real form since returning last summer; visor tried here but hard to recommend.

50/1

9th

6

(4)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Astral Beat

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Lee Smyth

1-19; sole win came over 5f on Tapeta at Newcastle; unplaced in six runs for this yard and only beat one home over C&D last time; now 13lb lower than his last winning mark; off 72 days.

20/1

13th

6

(12)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Astral Beat

9st 5lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Lee Smyth

Newcastle AW winner last year struggling to find form for current yard although mildly encouraging C&D effort behind Inishmot Prince last month; hood now replaces cheekpieces and usual tongue-tie discarded.

14/1

14/1

Form: 000187 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Was a surprise winner of a 7f handicap here in May but has been well held twice since; hood worn last time is left off and needs best again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

18th

19

(12)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Shimmerz

8st 7lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Charles O’Brien

ducked left start, soon in touch with leaders, prominent after 3f, weakening when bit short of room 2f out

25/1

13th

6

(10)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Shimmerz

9st 6lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

Long-priced 7f Curragh winner in May; that seems to have been a flash in the pan; last three runs have been poor; ground was soft for her win, and she has never prospered at this venue.

25/1

19th

18

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Shimmerz

8st 7lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Charles O’Brien

Course winner over 7f in May but well below form in three runs since and hasn't beat a rival in her last two runs; 2lb wrong.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €1081.00
Straight Forecast €739.90
Tricast €5625.50
Trifecta €20168.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Hot Whispers

The Irish Sun:

Sosallycanwait

SPOTLIGHT:

Siesta Beach

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Shoebox King