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Societies Welcome At Gowran Park Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Societies Welcome At Gowran Park Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 0-0833

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Nowhere in maidens but has finished third in both handicaps (in cheekpieces) and he's clearly capable of winning races off this mark; considered.

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

15th

14

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Partisan Hero

8st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: D K Weld

Improved for handicaps and got off the mark over 1m at Gowran last month; however, shoved up 8lb and well held over C&D a fortnight ago when too keen; wears first-time visor.

17/2

10th

5

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Partisan Hero

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: D K Weld

in touch with leaders

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 732707

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but twice placed this summer and she produced some decent late work at Killarney most recently; hold-up performer who will need some luck from stall 1.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

5

(16)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pink Socks

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

midfield

9/4

2nd

7

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pink Socks

9st 6lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Timothy Doyle

took keen hold, midfield, headway when switched right over 2f out, challenging towards near side when ridden 1f out, kept on well

4/1

2nd

7

(10)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

16:15 Gowran Park

Pink Socks

9st 4lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear of midfield, towards rear on inner halfway, switched left when headway 2f out, soon ridden and switched right, challenging when switched left inside final furlong, briefly disputed lead inside final 110yds, just held

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 008680 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Went off noticeably short in the market on his penultimate run but never figured and he again struggled last time at Bellewstown; hard to fancy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

3

(6)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Monzoon

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: H D McGuigan

prominent on inner

4/1

2nd

1

(17)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Monzoon

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: H D McGuigan

started quickly, led, headed inside final furlong, rallied and went second towards finish, no match for winner

13/2

20/1

Form: 077007 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Gained the most recent of seven wins in a claimer at Dundalk last November; has been struggling in handicaps but he's on a dangerously low mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

4

(12)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Bucky Larson

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: R Donohoe

Three-time C&D winner; hasn't won since claimer success in 2022; only beaten 1l over 7f on penultimate start but not as good back over this trip last month; each-way claims but vulnerable for win purposes.

7/1

7th

3

(14)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bucky Larson

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R Donohoe

Three-time course winner; had been running well in defeat before poor C&D run in January; more like it again on last two visits; has a realistic chance of reversing 7f form with Pascalia on these altered terms.

6/1

5th
19 (10)
Hale Bopp

Form: 078099 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; four-time winner for Ger Lyons; wasn't beaten far here last time and can probably win again.

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3rd

7

(7)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

9st 11lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: R Donohoe

Ended a losing run over C&D in September and plenty of good runs in defeat since; unsuited by further last time and he's back on his last winning mark; solid each-way player.

17/2

7th

5

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: R Donohoe

All five wins have come at 7f/1m (including three here) and only beaten 1l over 1m here last time; however, trip is the main question mark having failed to get competitive over this C&D in four previous attempts.

25/1

3rd

1

(6)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: R Donohoe

took keen hold, soon midfield, towards rear over 4f out, headway on far side of group from over 2f out, challenging inside final furlong, kept on

5/1

12/1

Form: 09700

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Just glimmers of promise so far and didn't run much of a race last week at Cork; goes back over 1m here in new cheekpieces.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(7)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pascalia

9st 10lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

Just a hint of promise when sixth of 15 in a 1m handicap at Gowran last autumn; came good on AW debut a fortnight ago; interesting rematch now with the vastly experienced runner-up Bucky Larson

9/2

OUR TIP
7th
1 (12)
Coviglia

25/1

Form: 310-87 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner who didn't get the clearest of runs when seventh of 18 at Galway a month ago; trip/ground fine and should have some say.

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14th

4

(13)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Coviglia

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H D McGuigan

Has won four on AW including two over C&D; well held by Nibras Rainbow on running here in December.

20/1

12th

4

(4)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Coviglia

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: H D McGuigan

dwelt start, towards rear

16/1

Form: 2-3160

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Won on the AW in February but was well down the field last week at Cork on her return from an absence.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

4

(17)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Doctor Grace

10st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Won a C&D handicap in November and a decent effort next time off this mark; however, has been below that level twice since and has to bounce back.

12/1

Form: 0-1277 CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in May and very nearly followed up on his return visit; although only seventh the last twice he wasn't beaten far and 7f was probably on the sharp side last time; shame about the draw.

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4th

5

(1)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Pinball Wizard

9st 13lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Running well in defeat earlier this winter but handicapper may have his measure at present and he was below form over further here latest.

10/1

11th

3

(1)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pinball Wizard

9st 13lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Has been very consistent here this winter with a string of placed efforts but he keeps creeping up the handicap without winning; possibly didn't stay 1m4f last time so return to this trip may suit if ready after 77-day absence.

12/1

3rd

3

(16)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pinball Wizard

9st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

towards rear, steady headway from over 2f out, challenging when switched left over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

Form: 5-0084

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Finished strongly for fourth at Killarney (1m) when close up behind Skontonovski; interesting on the back of that, but not well drawn.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Danesfort

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Adrian Wintle

0-8 when trained in Ireland; kept on well for fourth of 15 at Killarney last August but absent since a lesser effort the following month; makes stable/AW debut; considered only if lively in the betting.

9/1

10th

11

(17)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Gowran Park

Danesfort

9st 1lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John Joseph Murphy

prominent

10/1

Form: 060070

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on debut for this yard but then well beaten; now 0-16.

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11th

14

(18)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Gowran Park

Plankton

8st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

towards rear of midfield

14/1

14th

22

(27)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:50 Naas

Plankton

9st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

15-race maiden but not disgraced on his stable debut at the Curragh last week; could outrun his likely odds.

33/1

7th

18

(2)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Plankton

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Richard John O’Brien

Some promise for Ger Lyons early last season but showed very little in 10 runs for Andrew McNamara; starts for another new yard and best form has come on quicker ground.

20/1

Form: 799126 D BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Recent AW winner who went close over 1m at Killarney before failing to land a blow at Bellewstown after breaking slowly; could bounce back.

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14th

12

(1)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Skontonovski

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

In good form at Dundalk in the closing months of last year, less dependable there recently.

12/1

10th

8

(5)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Skontonovski

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian McGuinness

Four-time C&D winner whose best recent efforts have been at 7f, staying on well in blanket finish on latest; on a competitive mark and Keane now takes over.

9/2

66/1

Form: 669

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Poor in his latest maiden but the first two weren't devoid of promise; handicap debut.

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

3rd

9

(9)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Career-best when second here over 1m in January under forcing tactics on comeback; faded tamely in similar contest following month however which raises questions over this longer trip.

10/1

8th

4

(12)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 10lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Some minor promise in maidens and bounced back from low-key handicap debut when runner-up (beaten 1l) over C&D a fortnight ago (Trishuli River third); up 3lb but may come on for that first run in five months.

11/2

2nd

9

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 4lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

soon led

25/1

20/1

Form: 960047 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Won over 7f here two summers ago off 3lb higher; encouraging fourth of 16 back here in July and she got no luck at Bellewstown last week; possibilities.

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7th

5

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lisabetta

9st 8lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Timothy Doyle

C&D winner who got her head back in front at Gowran last time; 10lb rise looks very harsh and now in need of career best.

5/1

1st

10

(15)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

15:50 Gowran Park

Lisabetta

8st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

dwelt start, towards rear, good headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

12/1

Form: 747340 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Won four times on the Flat in Britain; has been running okay in claimers but well beaten in her latest handicap, and a maiden hurdle last month.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

3

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hurricane Helen

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Chris Timmons

Both wins here have been at 1m including last month off 57; good run since off this mark but remains unproven over this far.

13/2

4th

10

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Hurricane Helen

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Chris Timmons

Third to Arbaawi over C&D last month sandwiched between two handicap wins, most recently here last week; up a total of 13lb but progressive mare and unlikely to be far away.

4/1

1st

8

(8)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Hurricane Helen

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Chris Timmons

Recorded win for 18 months when staying on well to beat Nibra's Rainbow a C&D handicap on yard debut in December; not much to choose between her and Ten To Ten on running here four weeks ago.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €316.00
Straight Forecast €299.70
Tricast €3813.70
Trifecta €4101.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Pink Socks

POSTDATA:

Pinball Wizard

SPOTLIGHT:

Lisabetta

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Skontonovski