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Hartes Group Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 1m 2f 110y
  • 16 runners
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Hartes Group Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 87-536 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won a Leicester novice last season for Ralph Beckett; ran okay in handicaps on last two starts but too keen and didn't stay 1m4f in testing conditions on yard debut at Galway; back to more suitable trip and on decent ground with cheekpieces tried.

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13th

7

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Oriole

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Got off the mark for this yard at Naas in August and ran well in defeat at Punchestown in her follow up bid but struggled over this trip twice since and has stamina to prove.

14/1

8th

2

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Oriole

10st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Won over 1m2f on fast ground for Ralph Beckett last year and scored at Naas over the same trip for this yard on good-to-yielding this term; a good Punchestown effort over a furlong shorter after that; not as effective over 1m4f on soft at Listowel.

8/1

7th

6

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Oriole

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Won over 1m2f on fast ground for Ralph Beckett and scored at Naas over the same trip for this yard; a good Punchestown effort over a furlong shorter since; up in trip on soft is a question.

13/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 667

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to Group 2 Challenge Stakes winner Happy Power; three maiden runs not especially progressive and this step up in trip for handicap debut not scripted for on breeding.

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11th

9

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Caulaincourt

11st 8lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Peter John Flood

Landed a 1m4f handicap here for Ger Lyons in November; campaigned over hurdles by his current trainer, running respectably behind Boodles hopeful Ndaawi at Naas; blinkers back on here and not without a chance if he stays.

10/1

6th

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

Caulaincourt

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Peter John Flood

midfield

100/1

16th

3

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Caulaincourt

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Peter John Flood

74-rated on the Flat, winning 1m4f Dundalk AW handicap on final start for Ger Lyons; never sighted on hurdles debut at Leopardstown over Christmas and can only be watched now.

66/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 671823

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Likeable filly has four wins to her name at trips from 6f-1m4f; returned from a break to win over a mile at Listowel in June and better again when just nabbed late at Galway and when third at Leopardstown on Thursday, finishing strongly after being denied a clear run; quick return and major chance.

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3rd

18

(19)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Arch Enemy

9st 5lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Patrick Magee

midfield, headway when bit short of room towards near side under 2f out, kept on inside final 110yds, no match for first two

14/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 081145

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Front-runner back to form when winning two Fairyhouse 1m4f handicaps before a fine effort in defeat at Galway and made a bold bid at the Curragh last time; should go well.

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20th

7

(3)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Out On Friday

9st 13lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Philip M Byrne

upset in stalls, in rear throughout

20/1

15th

5

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

Out On Friday

10st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Philip M Byrne

Dual C&D winner was only touched off over C&D last month off 4lb lower mark; upped markedly in trip since, winning at Tramore but poor efforts twice since; return to this trip to suit but high enough mark right now.

12/1

Form: -72127 D

Last run: 116 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

AW winner over this trip in March and good second over 1m1f at Leopardstown on heavy; trip inadequate at Gowran when last seen so more now possible back at more suitable trip.

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6th

5

(1)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Neverfindanother U

9st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent on inner, challenging up the centre over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

11/2

2nd

1

(6)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Neverfindanother U

10st 0lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders

11/2

1st

3

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Neverfindanother U

9st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, headway over 2f out, joined leaders inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish

14/1

12/1

Form: 3054

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 3yo whose maiden runs have been over shorter trips; not a guaranteed stayer on breeding here on handicap debut.

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7th

8

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Banana Three

8st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

took keen hold, led, raced in second after 3f, pressed leader from over 4f out

5/1

3rd

4

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Banana Three

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up three times before getting off the mark for Ger Lyons in C&D claimer in December; good bit to find however on both handicap runs since off today's mark.

12/1

5th

2

(7)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Banana Three

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up three times before getting off the mark for Ger Lyons in C&D claimer in December; cheekpieces fitted on yard debut over C&D early this month, dropping away tamely after forcing pace.

12/1

14/1

Form: 97-002 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won two AW handicaps for Michael Dods in 2021; poor form in two handicaps this season before much more like it when second in recent Sligo claimer in this headgear combination; has suffered however with 9lb rise.

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10th

8

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jomont

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: H D McGuigan

Dual AW winner over similar trip on Tapeta but no wins since 2021; while he wasn't beaten far in a Sligo claimer over this trip in August, he posted two lesser efforts subsequently that month; may need this after 148 days off.

12/1

16/1

Form: /90090

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner for Ger Lyons in 2021; missed all of last year and hard to make a case for on what we've seen this campaign unless first-time cheekpieces bring about huge improvement.

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8th

10

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

16:25 Naas

Safari Quest

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: A J Martin

Maiden winner for Ger Lyons in 2021; missed all of last year and hard to make a case for on what we've seen this campaign unless first-time cheekpieces bring about huge improvement.

16/1

16th

4

(20)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 123y

20:20 Galway

Safari Quest

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Maiden winner for Ger Lyons in 2021; missed all of last year; hard to fancy on recent form but down 10lb since the start of the season and from a yard with a fine record at this fixture.

10/1

9th

4

(3)

1st Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 151y

16:35 Roscommon

Safari Quest

9st 10lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: A J Martin

Maiden winner for Ger Lyons in 2021; steps back up in trip here after three runs on soft ground over inadequate distances; hard to assess but no surprise if he put in a much better effort here.

10/1

Form: 67000-

Last run: 300 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Another with better AW form, winner at two and Listed second last year; campaigned solely over hurdles this year to a fair level although well below best at Listowel on latest; others preferred.

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11th

11

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Morning Soldier

10st 11lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Runner-up to Flamborough at Cork and was running okay before unseating 2 out at Dublin Racing Festival when last seen; tough race to break his hurdle duck in here but can't be ruled out.

9/1

Form: 603657

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Ran them ragged in a Kilbeggan handicap hurdle in June; flat form just okay, far too keen at Killarney on Thursday over 1m6f.

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7th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Mulligan

led, soon clear, much reduced lead 3 out

13/2

14th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 8lb

J: R M Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Winning hurdler; restrained when winning over 1m2f at Dundalk last month but was gifted an easy lead over 2m there and never saw another rival, scoring by an unchallenged 15l (opposing jockeys handed bans for how the race unfolded); headstrong individual who is likely to try something similar here.

14/1

1st

8

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 9lb

J: Mr K P Healy

T: Paul Mulligan

made virtually all, went clear when took keen hold after 2f, went further clear before halfway, reduced lead but going okay under 2f out, shaken up final 110yds, pushed out, comfortably

20/1

12/1

Form: 137000 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Was in fine form earlier this season, winning at Curragh and Gowran; held by the handicapper since although wasn't beaten that far (having been eased) at former venue latest; this trip stretches him.

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2nd

3

(19)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Kodiac Prince

10st 2lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Thomas Cleary

Five-time winner; went up 13lb for wins here and at the Curragh last June and lost his way completely after that; back down to a reasonable mark now but not much encouragement from his seasonal debut at Leopardstown.

16/1

14/1

Form: 690

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Three early season maiden efforts modest enough and opening mark seems on the high side; gelded and tried in a tongue tie here.

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12th

15

(6)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

16:25 Naas

Tom The Second

9st 0lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: J P Murtagh

Three early season maiden efforts modest enough and opening mark seems on the high side; gelded and tried in a tongue tie here.

14/1

12th

12

(13)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Tom The Second

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Some promise at Dundalk on debut but tailed off at Leopardstown earlier this month; drop in trip on quicker ground may help but has a fair bit to find.

50/1

11/2

Form: -02654 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in Britain and went closest for current connections when touched off over 1m2f at Navan in June off 55; recent Dundalk run a good effort considering how far he came from; not one to rule out.

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7th

5

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Shining Aitch

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

never better than midfield, no extra 1f out

11/2

1st

6

(16)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Shining Aitch

9st 8lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

soon held up in rear, steady headway towards near side from over 2f out, led when wandered around inside final furlong, ran on

33/1

14th
17 (7)
Almost An Angel

Form: 0R000-

Last run: 333 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

First reserve; three wins in Britain over shorter trips, never run over this far; 4lb wrong.

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14th

10

(14)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Almost An Angel

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: J Larkin

Down now to a basement mark but little sign of late that he can play a hand here, although he didn't run badly here two weeks ago.

14/1

9th

11

(7)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:10 Dundalk (AW)

Almost An Angel

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: J Larkin

Has struggled for form since leaving David Evans in 2021; mildly encouraging performance on the first of two Listowel festival runs; behind Navorosse at the Curragh last week.

25/1

13th

13

(23)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Almost An Angel

8st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: J Larkin

prominent towards near side, lost position 2f out, soon no extra

25/1

14/1

Form: -55070

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won three races at up to 1m for Jessica Harrington last season; weak form this year and hard to fancy despite declining mark.

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15th

6

(17)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

16:25 Naas

My Minervina

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Won three races at up to 1m for Jessica Harrington last season; weak form this year and hard to fancy despite declining mark.

14/1

16th
12 (13)
Apprentice

12/1

Form: 84-715

Last run: 100 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in 1m1f Tipperary handicap in April and seemed to barely get home over 1m2f at Leopardstown following month (stiff task from 6lb out of handicap); back from a break with stamina concerns; yard among the winners this week.

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12th

4

(9)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Apprentice

9st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: M A Cahill

Won over 1m1f at Tipperary a year ago; struggled for form afterwards and off since two runs at Dundalk in the autumn; others preferred.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €1281.00
Straight Forecast €2089.70
Tricast €6657.50
Trifecta €11546.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Shining Aitch

POSTDATA:

Oriole

SPOTLIGHT:

Arch Enemy

The Irish Sun:

Shining Aitch