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Bord Na Mona Recycling Handicap

  • Prize money: £11486.73
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Bord Na Mona Recycling Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 314P34 C BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won on soft at Navan in May; somewhat unlucky in a Cork premier handicap last month but no apparent excuses when third over 5f here last week; has his chance again but does seem to be better suited by 5f.

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4th

5

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Jon Riggens

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

Twice a winner last year and ended campaign with good C&D second to ready winner Stag Night; 18lb turnaround with that rival here so has to be a contender although has tended to need his comeback runs.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-5055 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has done most of his racing at this venue, winning twice from ten visits and probably would have gone a lot closer in last month's Scurry Handicap but for meeting trouble in running when very creditable fifth of 20; likes an ease in the ground so rain would suit.

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10th

1

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Heavenly Power

10st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Two wins here, including a defeat of 29 rivals in a C&D handicap two seasons ago; won at Navan last October off 5lb lower; probably needs his best form yet to defy current mark and heavy ground perhaps not ideal.

11/1

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7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 472496 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner and almost invariably thereabouts in the big sprint handicaps; has done well in better company this year, second in the Greenlands and running okay after a slow start in the Phoenix Sprint last week; no surprise should he go close.

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6th

4

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Charles O’Brien

Seven-time winner up to 7f; not at his best last few starts but is ground-versatile and can't be ruled out if returning to his top form.

12/1

4th

2

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Big Gossey

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Charles O’Brien

Ground-versatile sprinter landed valuable 6f Bold Lad Handicap for the second time at this venue last September; also a 7f course winner (last November, beating Yosemite Valley); has run in 11 stakes races without managing to win one, but second on three occasions; struggled at Leopardstown recently on a rare attempt at 1m.

6/1

14/1

Form: 204405

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Winless in a busy campaign over the last few months, best efforts in sprint handicaps at Tipperary and Down Royal; each-way chance at best.

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6th

3

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Haydock

Hallowed Time

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Mark Loughnane

ducked left start

16/1

Form: 000857 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Seven career wins including off a 10lb higher mark over C&D a year ago; not at his best in two runs this season but off a very competitive mark; potential soft ground would be a worry.

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8th

5

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Prisoners Dilemma

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Four-time winner at this venue but not for two years; some decent efforts off declining mark of late but more needed and this trip possibly on the sharp side nowadays.

16/1

4th

4

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Prisoners Dilemma

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

dwelt start, towards rear

10/1

4th

5

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Prisoners Dilemma

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Three-time C&D winner; good run when beaten 1l over 6f here 12 days ago; shaped like the step back up in trip may help and one to consider from a good mark.

5/1

33/1

Form: /0-460 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Juvenile maiden winner for Paddy Twomey in 2021; very lightly raced since but ran well in the Scurry before well beaten over 7f at Galway; 4lb wrong and a tough ask here but not totally dismissed.

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1st

16

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Pinar Del Rio

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Joe Conlon

travelled strongly, prominent, led narrowly from over 3f out, ridden and ran on final 110yds

6/1

Form: 0508-5 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner in Britain and once rated as high as 105; ran okay off this mark in a Haydock handicap in June on his sole start this season; goes on soft and potentially interesting on his Irish debut.

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8th

18

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Volatile Analyst

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Adrian McGuinness

Losing run since a Listed success in Britain over two years ago; barely beat a rival in last two starts including back on turf latest.

12/1

13th

13

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Volatile Analyst

9st 1lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Losing run goes back over two years but went close on a few occasions on AW over the winter; bit to find on C&D run in October, last turf outing.

14/1

Form: 67-130 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Eight career wins, including over 6f on soft to heavy at Naas in April; got no run in the Scurry here last month; ground could well suit today and a leading chance if back to his best.

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8th

11

(9)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Blairmayne

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

Four-time course winner (three C&D); won here on last season's return from 4lb higher and has the benefit of a recent AW run this time; excuse when 7th on AW latest (blindfold off late) and could go well back here despite his advancing years.

11/1

7th

2

(13)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Blairmayne

9st 12lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

Half of his eight wins have come at Naas, twice around this time of the year; 0-4 on AW and may just need this before anticipated turf return.

12/1

5th

9

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

16:00 Naas

Blairmayne

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent over 1f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

Form: -02490 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Six career wins, the last off this mark over C&D a year ago; second in a 7f handicap here in May his best effort this year; others preferred.

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12th

18

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 72y

17:40 Leopardstown

Ice Cold In Alex

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: K J Condon

in touch with leaders

33/1

4th

8

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

18:10 Cork

Ice Cold In Alex

9st 5lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: K J Condon

Six-time winner with several near misses in big handicaps; decent start to the season when second in a competitive Curragh handicap but disappointing since; down to his lowest mark since 2018 though and cannot be totally dismissed.

16/1

Form: 0-2406 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won twice in the autumn of last year at Dundalk and when beating Jon Riggens on heavy at Navan; solid efforts on soft ground on his first two starts this season and a danger to all if it turns up soft here.

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8th

9

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Mickey The Steel

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Gained two heavy-ground wins late last season and form so far this term just okay; fair bit to find although handicapper relenting.

12/1

7th

3

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:30 Curragh

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

in touch with leaders on far side of group, brief headway and prominent under 2f out, weakened 1f out

12/1

9th

3

(1)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Cork

Mickey The Steel

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Up 9lb for two wins at the end of last season; never really got into it behind Real Force at the Curragh but likely to fare better here; trip and ground are an obvious plus.

8/1

Form: 6-1105 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Maiden and handicap winner at Naas in the spring; not at the same level stepped up to 7f last twice; interesting back to this trip with any rain that falls very much in his favour.

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11th

4

(1)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Red Letter Bray

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Maiden and handicap winner at Naas in the spring; not at the same level stepped up to 7f last twice; interesting back to this trip with any rain that falls very much in his favour.

8/1

5th

7

(8)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

20:00 Naas

Red Letter Bray

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

prominent early, soon steadied and in touch with leaders, outpaced over 1f out, no extra final furlong

12/1

Form: 301185 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Showed his progression when winning a maiden and a handicap in June; not quite at his best in a pair of sprint handicaps since; one of two good chances for the stable.

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12th

6

(13)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Running Cool

9st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

prominent against near rail

25/1

13th

13

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Running Cool

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Record of 2-8 in Ireland for Natalia Lupini, both wins last June (good/yielding); gelded since last run (below par); follow the market signals on debut for new connections.

16/1

Form: 3101-0 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in France, including over this trip, and handles soft ground; no show in a 1m handicap here last week and best watched for now.

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13th

7

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Proletariat

9st 1lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Patrick T Foley

Three-time winner in France, including over this trip, and handles soft ground; no show in a 1m handicap here last week and best watched for now.

25/1

17th

6

(9)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Proletariat

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

in touch with leaders

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €205.00
Straight Forecast €209.50
Tricast €880.20
Trifecta €1155.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Jon Riggens

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Volatile Analyst

TOPSPEED:

Ice Cold In Alex

SPOTLIGHT:

Blairmayne

The Irish Sun:

Jon Riggens