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Morris DIY Handicap

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Morris DIY Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 4-9007

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Now 0-12 on the flat and struggled off opening 75 mark; clipped heels on latest over C&D last month behind Zoffany Bay and top-weight remains opposable off same mark.

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0

9

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Kingsofthemidlands

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Maiden after 21 starts under all rules; well beaten on both handicap hurdle starts from 2m-2m6f; loads more needed.

22/1

16th

14

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Kingsofthemidlands

10st 0lb

J: Ms C A Walsh

T: P A Fahy

prominent

20/1

Form: 833907

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden has gone close on a few occasions on AW; not a bad effort on latest in today's headgear combination at Leopardstown considering his troublesome passage; worth considering.

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4th

3

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Elzaamsan

9st 11lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: M Halford & T Collins

Now 0-18 but has plenty of placed form at this venue and his yard is in excellent form; not beaten far in fourth over 1m4f here 12 days ago; finished third over C&D off 7lb higher in February.

100/30

4th

5

(11)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Elzaamsan

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: M Halford & T Collins

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side 1f out, ran on well and went fourth post

9/2

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 904/41 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdles winner in France came good for current connections when making all in 1m4f flat handicap here last month off 60; trip probably too far back hurdling at Galway since; not guaranteed to stay this far but good chance if getting it.

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20th

3

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Zoffany Bay

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Useful hurdler who was runner-up in an Ascot handicap earlier this year; 1m4f winner at Tramore in July and another good run back there a month ago (2m); thereabouts.

6/1

3rd

2

(9)

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Tramore

Zoffany Bay

10st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, soon went second, led under 2f out, headed inside final 110yds, lost second final strides

11/2

Form: 062533 CD BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Last year's win in this race (off 55) remains his sole success but has been knocking on the door of late, notably Killarney third to a progressive type and when third over just shy of this trip at Leopardstown on soft; return to better ground to suit and big player.

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19th

15

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Barometer

10st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield

20/1

17th

4

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Barometer

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

One 2m win from 21 races on the Flat, showing fair form; has shown ability in all four starts (maidens) over hurdles, the latest when runner-up to an impressive odds-on winner at Punchestown in October; could have more to give in this sphere and it is needed.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: /1/00-

Last run: 292 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Flat wins have been at up to 1m5f and most recent win came in Downpatrick handicap hurdle in June; beaten when last-flight faller at Bellewstown latest; others look better handicapped.

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6th

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Rock On Seamie

10st 6lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

A 2m2f Downpatrick winner last June, beating By Your Side; solid run when third behind an odds-on shot at Gowran in September; absent since a poor run at Thurles in December; not a great strike rate but often placed.

20/1

0

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Rock On Seamie

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

2m2f Downpatrick winner in June and solid run latest when third behind an odds-on shot at Gowran in September (2m4f); return to better ground here in his favour but others less exposed.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 99-634

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Maiden's best run came when third at Bellewstown (1m6f) on handicap debut and not far off that at Ballinrobe on latest, keeping on well over 1m4f; possibly more to come over this extended trip.

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12th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Dubai Clover

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

raced in second, prominent when mistake 3 out

11/1

Form: 460441 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has won on both previous visits here, over hurdles last year and again last month over C&D in ready fashion off 55 (Appian Way fourth) handling final two turn really well; two solid runs over hurdles since and likely big player back here off a still handy mark.

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9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Wild Shot

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, weakened after 4 out, detached when mistake 3 out

25/1

13th

6

(4)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wild Shot

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: John C McConnell

midfield

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 76-067

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Progressive hurdler was recording third win when scoring at Bellewstown last month and decent second at Downpatrick since over longer trip; bit below best in two flat outings this year but down to a dangerous-looking mark so respected.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: -97830 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Dundalk winner over 2m last autumn hasn't run to that level since and looks to have a fair bit find; fair effort in maiden hurdle here on Thursday.

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12th

9

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Chutzpal

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Eoin Doyle

Sole win in 21 starts came over C&D last winter and back on that last winning mark; needs to step up on his sixth in a claimer here last week.

14/1

6th

7

(6)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Chutzpal

9st 6lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Eoin Doyle

Course 2m handicap winner just over a year ago, best run this year when third over 2m1f at Limerick in June; last three runs have been over hurdles; others much better suited by the race conditions.

20/1

Form: 090-00

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo whose opening handicap efforts have been underwhelming; down 3lb but remains of limited appeal.

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6th

4

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Dreams Fled Away

8st 13lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Barry Brennan

2-12 when trained in Ireland, both wins coming at Dundalk (1m4f, Polytrack) earlier this year; picked up for 15,000gns last month, but still has stamina to prove in a better race on Tapeta debut.

11/2

Form: 860-37

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Was gaining second win over hurdles when taking 2m4f Killarney handicap last month (good); flat form not so good but Gowran third from out of handicap in May was a creditable one; not one to rule out, especially if ground remains good.

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1st

16

(8)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:10 Navan

Tory Reel

9st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Best Flat effort when third in a Gowran handicap in May; got off the mark over hurdles last time over 2m4f at Killarney; could make his presence felt.

14/1

1st

15

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Tory Reel

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Won a juvenile maiden hurdle last summer for his previous trainer; creditable third on the Flat at Gowran in May on the first of two outings for this stable; fitness not in doubt and relatively unexposed as a hurdler.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 0057/4

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles last autumn for Charles O'Brien; good first run on the flat for current yard when strong-finishing fourth to Wild Shot over C&D and solid run since over hurdles; 2lb wrong but still one to consider.

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0

8

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Appian Way

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, slow jump 1st, slow jump and lost ground quickly 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up home turn

14/1

Abandoned

Form: /6/00-

Last run: 358 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

First reserve; maiden under both codes whose recent form none too encouraging.

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13th

12

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Turkestan

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Now 0-20 under both codes, best form when twice runner-up over hurdles in 2021; recent form below best but handicapper slow to relent.

16/1

Form: 290-65 D

Last run: 165 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; four-time AW winner in Britain and won Killarney maiden hurdle for Matt Smith a year ago; recent hurdles form of limited appeal.

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3rd

6

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Arabian King

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Good run when fifth of 16 at Cheltenham in October but his levels have dipped markedly since then, including back on the AW last time; bit to prove now.

12/1

9th

11

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Arabian King

11st 6lb

J: Mr R James

T: Cian Collins

Decisive winner of a 1m6f handicap on testing ground at Listowel in September; ran well in a Cheltenham handicap hurdle in October but well beaten three times subsequently; others preferred.

14/1

20

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Arabian King

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Cian Collins

Five Flat wins on the Flat (most recently in a 1m6f Listowel handicap last September); recent hurdles form is unconvincing.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 565-54 BF

Last run: 101 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; hasn't won on flat in over two years, attracting stewards attention on both starts for current yard in Gowran handicaps in the spring, second occasion incurring a 90-day ban for not running on it's merits; tongue tie worn on latest now left off and interesting if getting a run.

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13th

5

(8)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Ellaat

9st 8lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Has attracted the attention of the stewards in the past; came from some way back to win a heavy ground handicap at Gowran in October over 1m4f; good runs subsequently in a Curragh handicap and a Punchestown handicap hurdle; cheekpieces tried here and likely to go well if the market speaks favourably.

5/1

3rd

3

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Ellaat

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield

7/2

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Verdict

The manner in which WILD SHOT skipped clear on the home turn here last month suggests he could defy a 5lb rise back from hurdling and confirm that form with Appian Way. Dangers include last year’s winner Barometer, along with Charlie Luciano, Tory Reel and Zoffany Bay. [Alan Hewison]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wild Shot

The Irish Sun:

Dubai Clover

POSTDATA:

Barometer

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Wild Shot