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Sheehy Motors CUPRA Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Sheehy Motors CUPRA Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.00
  • Place: £4.80

Form: 52-977

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Gowran winner over a year ago off 59 and went close in similar event afterwards for Gearoid Brouder; okay run on yard debut at Naas last month but others still preferred.

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16th

3

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Brewel Hill

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

9/1

4th

6

(16)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Gowran Park

Brewel Hill

9st 10lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, soon went second, challenging under 2f out, no extra and lost two places towards finish

9/1

1st

9

(18)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Brewel Hill

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter McCreery

Gowran winner over a year ago off 59 and went close in similar event afterwards for Gearoid Brouder; okay run on yard debut at Naas last month but others still preferred.

12/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 354111 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Much improved of late, completing hat-trick in ready fashion at Gowran on Wednesday after 14lb rise in ratings; mandatory 7lb penalty to carry here but won't be in this grade in future and big chance again.

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8th

7

(4)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:40 Gowran Park

Everylittlestep

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Yvonne Latta

Colin Keane aboard for a hat-trick of wins last summer on good and yielding ground (has form under testing conditions); had perhaps had enough when below par on her final appearance; can cope with this mark.

5/1

3rd
10 (15)
Rampage

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 033219

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Deservedly got off the mark over 1m1f at Leopardstown last month but well held off 6lb higher in similar contest on Thursday; bit to find now.

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13th

1

(18)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Navan

Rampage

10st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Dual turf winner at about 1m; hasn't returned in bad form but has stamina to prove and he's drawn wide.

10/1

8th

9

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rampage

9st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Three-time turf winner who didn't run badly on season's opener at the Curragh on Monday; previous close fourth over C&D (not clear run) puts him in the mix.

15/2

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4th
2 (19)
Akmaam

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 714765 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won at Dundalk in March and generally been running well on turf since without success; not one to rule out though others possibly better handicapped

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7

(9)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Akmaam

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

1m AW winner last year; fairly solid efforts of late and was boxing on over 1m at Cork; returning to further is worth a go.

10/1

6th

3

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Akmaam

10st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Capable at his best although his win record is not stellar; fair run over 1m at Dundalk three weeks ago gives some cause for encouragement here.

16/1

Form: 35459

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden whose opening two handicap efforts underwhelming; down 6lb from initial mark but remains opposable.

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6th

7

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:23 Chester

Giselles Defence

9st 1lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Ian Williams

Failed to win in Ireland but he went close at Nottingham on his stable debut last month before an easy win at Pontefract nine days ago (1m2f, soft); 3lb well in under a penalty and the return of cheekpieces could have a positive effect; strong claims.

9/4

1st

6

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Giselles Defence

9st 1lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Ian Williams

Showed some fair form without winning for Gavin Cromwell and he made a good start for his new yard when runner-up in 1m2f Nottingham handicap 11 days ago; he can go well again off the same mark.

9/2

2nd

8

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Giselles Defence

9st 5lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Ian Williams

15-race maiden who returns from a break for this stable debut (ex-Gavin Cromwell); however, he's on a handy mark on his best Irish form (including on testing ground) and he's not ruled out; watch the betting.

11/2

16/1

Form: 6-8489

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 21 starts over various trips and safely held of late off this basement mark, including at Leopardstown on Thursday; 2lb wrong.

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6th

19

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Alqabeela

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

Maiden after 21 starts over various trips and safely held of late off this basement mark, including at Leopardstown on Thursday; 2lb wrong.

16/1

9th

17

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:05 Leopardstown

Alqabeela

8st 9lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: M C Grassick

Maiden after 20 starts over various trips and could run respectably but others preferred for win purposes.

28/1

16/1

Form: 618866 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Three wins for Joseph Parr in Britain, twice on AW; respectable form this year but others look more likely.

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8th

4

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Arthurs Victory

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J A Nash

Back from underwhelming stint hurdling when never counting on the Flat at Naas last month; blinkers now fitted and Keane takes over but probably wants better ground.

7/1

Form: 887

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Well held in three maidens within ten days last month, twice getting upset in the stalls; can only be watched here on handicap debut.

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1

(10)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Medici Pass

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

Failed to win in Ireland from 7f to 1m2f but looked a very different proposition on her debut for this yard when coming from off the pace to win easily over 7f at Newcastle (Tapeta debut); 4lb well-in even with a penalty and she should take some stopping.

7/4

1st

2

(1)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:40 Newcastle (AW)

Medici Pass

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

in rear

6/1

14th

5

(17)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Medici Pass

9st 9lb

J: Jamie-Lee Gonet

T: Michael William O’Meara

Seven-race maiden; hasn't given the impression this sort of mark is workable so far and has been off three months; drawn widest.

20/1

Form: 040385

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

24-race maiden; only beaten a neck at Roscommon last month and respectable runs in defeat twice since.

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12th

13

(3)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Pallasmore Lass

8st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Paul W Flynn

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

12

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pallasmore Lass

8st 13lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

in touch with leaders on inner early, dropped to midfield after 2f, lost position when outpaced over 3f out, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on

12/1

Form: -96089

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Disappointing overall since going handicapping, last weekend's run here only mildly encouraging; extra furlong should suit.

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5th

10

(2)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Christa

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

led

11/2

Form: 330030

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Three AW wins in Britain and placed three times at Dundalk for current yard; not clear run when never landing a blow there on Tuesday however when tried in blinkers.

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12th
21 (10)
Benerville

25/1

Form: 000608

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Didn't far badly here last weekend over 7f but not much evidence to suggest she'll appreciate this stiffer test; 5lb wrong.

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14th

18

(13)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:20 Cork

Benerville

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: T Hogan

Filly does not seem straightforward; handicap form poor and best watched.

50/1

12th

21

(10)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Benerville

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: T Hogan

Didn't far badly here last weekend over 7f but not much evidence to suggest she'll appreciate this stiffer test; 5lb wrong.

25/1

10/1

Form: -05623

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Good efforts in defeat all four starts this turf season under today's regular rider, most recently every chance when close third at Fairyhouse last month; 3lb rise doesn't help her cause though.

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18th

2

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Cork

Sondheim

10st 1lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: Craig O’Neill

Dual winner, including over C&D last year on good ground; several solid runs in defeat this season but was below his best at the Curragh last time; chance if bouncing back down 3lb.

12/1

13th

4

(9)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Sondheim

9st 13lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: Craig O’Neill

Good efforts in defeat all four starts this turf season under today's regular rider, most recently every chance when close third at Fairyhouse last month; 3lb rise doesn't help her cause though.

10/1

3rd

1

(15)

12th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:20 Fairyhouse

Sondheim

10st 1lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: Craig O’Neill

Good efforts in defeat all three starts this turf season at Cork, latest when good second last month when attempting to repeat previous year's success at this trip in first-time blinkers; one to consider.

10/1

25/1

Form: 070

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Unexposed maiden entering handicaps so open to improvement, certainly needed on evidence so far.

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14th

17

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Eagles Reign

10st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Flat maiden with a very modest mark but has come on a ton over hurdles, making a successful handicap debut at Punchestown and toughing it out well to take second of 13 finishers in the juvenile handicap at Cheltenham (also 2m on heavy); has a sharper test to cope with this time but has conditions in his favour and is going the right way.

12/1

2nd

13

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Eagles Reign

11st 1lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Way inferior to a few of these on the Flat; got off the mark over hurdles at the fourth attempt in a heavy-ground handicap at Punchestown in January but this race demands oh so much more from him.

66/1

1st

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Eagles Reign

11st 9lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led narrowly or disputed lead, briefly headed before 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, soon shaken up and led again, faced challenge when ridden and kept on well after last

9/2

Form: 07130- D

Last run: 306 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Blinkers triggered a return to form at Killarney last October but hasn't been seen since soundly beaten at Gowran later same month (third run in as many weeks); may need this after such an absence (blinkers left off).

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12th

11

(12)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Naas

Drish Melody

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Donal Commins

Last win was in first-time blinkers on soft at Killarney 17 months ago; out of form last year but back down to a nice mark if he could rediscover his best.

25/1

14th

12

(11)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Drish Melody

9st 0lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Donal Commins

Winner on this surface but has struggled for form in three runs back from a 10 month absence; others preferred.

25/1

10th

16

(13)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Listowel

Drish Melody

8st 9lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Donal Commins

Won on soft at Killarney towards the end of last season but low-key efforts in two runs this year; return to slower conditions may help.

14/1

33/1

Form: 064000

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

All her wins have come over sprint trips and still to convince over this far..

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16th

18

(1)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Mass Gathering

8st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: J G Murray

All her wins have come over sprint trips and still to convince over this far..

33/1

15th

9

(16)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 59y

17:50 Roscommon

Mass Gathering

9st 6lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: J G Murray

raced wide, midfield, pushed along and some headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened quickly over 1f out

33/1

12th

12

(2)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Naas

Mass Gathering

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J G Murray

All her wins have come over sprint trips; 4lb wrong and has stamina to prove at this trip.

25/1

Form: -50060

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Maiden struggling of late and handicapper quite slow to relent; others preferred.

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13th

4

(16)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

16:15 Gowran Park

Thefullbackline

9st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick T Foley

slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 3f out, raced wide when ridden under 3f out, soon weakened

25/1

17th

6

(3)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Thefullbackline

9st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Patrick T Foley

Maiden struggling of late and handicapper quite slow to relent; others preferred.

33/1

14th

14

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Galway

Thefullbackline

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

Six-race maiden and no improvement for handicaps of late; unproven on the ground and others preferred.

10/1

Form: /315-0 D

Last run: 211 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Dual Lingfield AW winner for Roger Teal, hasn't been seen since January and seems best watched on yard debut, only her third turf start.

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14th

4

(6)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Gurkha Girl

9st 12lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

midfield

8/1

3rd

3

(9)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Gurkha Girl

9st 10lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

soon prominent

6/1

4th

8

(6)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Gurkha Girl

9st 6lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

midfield, headway 1f out, ran on well and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

14/1

Form: 131754 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

In good form in the spring with 1m wins at Gowran and Killarney; remains on a competitive mark judged on recent close fourth at former venue over inadequate 7f; return to optimum trip to suit and softer ground no problem; player.

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16th

17

(20)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Rock Etoile

9st 7lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent over 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €950.00
Straight Forecast €472.90
Tricast €2466.70
Trifecta €18768.00

Selections

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Sondheim

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