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17:05 Leopardstown

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Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Petingo” Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £78318.58
  • 1m 4f 180y
  • 14 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Petingo” Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.60
  • Place: £5.35

Form: -16415

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Progressive early summer form culminated in easily landing a Killarney handicap in July; fifth in an Ascot handicap since then; 6lb higher here than Killarney and a career best needed in first-time cheekpieces but respected.

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3rd

1

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newmarket

Satin

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, outpaced when edged left and bumped rival 2f out, kept on but no match for first two

12/1

1st

12

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Satin

8st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed out and went clear final 110yds

12/1

5th

1

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

15:55 Ascot

Satin

10st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Going the right way, seeing off her seven rivals in a 1m3f Killarney fillies' handicap on yielding last month; 1m4f should be within range but she'll need a very useful performance to defy top weight against the boys.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2/413-

Last run: 329 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Scraped home in a Roscommon maiden at 1-3 last Autumn; came into his own over hurdles, winning graded contests at Chepstow and Cheltenham; not seen since January and difficult to know what to expect; market check is advisable.

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10th

3

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Comfort Zone

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Chepstow before landing the Triumph trial last season; only seen once since when runner-up in a Premier Handicap on the Flat in September; doesn't look particularly well treated from this mark but still early days.

11/2

2nd

11

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Comfort Zone

8st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, short of room against far rail and switched right under 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

10/1

1st

1

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

11:40 Cheltenham

Comfort Zone

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent in chasing group, made strong challenge last, soon ridden, led narrowly run-in, kept on well towards finish

5/2

25/1

  • Place: £8.05

Form: 111306 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

In fine form in the spring and early summer, going up 14lb for three wins including over this C&D; didn't run badly at Dundalk last month but the handicapper might just have the upper hand at the moment,

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5th

7

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Burren Song

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Has improved plenty this year, winning three times, including over 1m2.5f here; 3rd in a Leopardstown Premier h'cap last time (several of these behind) and has a solid shout.

6/1

3rd

10

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Burren Song

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent throughout, went second under 2f out, kept on until no extra and lost second towards finish

25/1

6th

5

(10)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Burren Song

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent

10/1

16/1

Form: 515326 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Gained her seventh career win over 1m1f here in June; consistent since then but her most recent effort over this trip unconvincing; others preferred; 3lb wrong

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10th

6

(8)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

No Niki No

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: E J O’Neill

Ex-French mare won at Leopardstown in June and several solid efforts in defeat since; below form on testing ground last time but can be forgiven that; however, her AW record is not great.

16/1

8th

2

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

No Niki No

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: E J O’Neill

Came over from France with her relocating trainer; won her 7th race when scoring at Leopardstown and solid in defeat since over various trips; can be involved again.

13/2

4th

16

(10)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

No Niki No

8st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: E J O’Neill

prominent, soon went second, led after 2f, headed inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

16/1

11/2

Form: 1-7101 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

In excellent form this summer on the Flat and over jumps, including victories on consecutive days at Bellewstown last week; could not be coming here in better form and one for the shortlist.

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9th

3

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Dartan

11st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Had a fruitful summer with two wins on the Flat (2m/2m1f) and two over hurdles (3m/2m4f); all those were on good or good to yielding, whereas he was well beaten in his three Irish runs on soft or heavy, so that's the worry.

14/1

12th

5

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dartan

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

Dual-purpose sort had been in good form over the summer, winning twice over 2m on the Flat and twice over hurdles; below form on soft last time; might find this trip a bit sharp.

9/1

12th

22

(23)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Dartan

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, went second after 2f, led 4f out

66/1

Form: 2160-1

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Did well over hurdles during the winter, winning a Grade 2 at Kempton and third in a Grade 1 at Aintree; returned to the level in good style when winning a 1m6f premier handicap at the Curragh in June; back to 1m4f will be fine and he is unlikely to be far away here.

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7th

3

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Nusret

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

15/2

2nd

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Nusret

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won the Adonis last season before hitting the frame in an Aintree Grade 1 and finishing 8l behind Lossiemouth at Punchestown; improved form has come on decent ground and has to give a decent chunk of weight to his rivals back down in class.

7/2

26th

27

(25)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Nusret

9st 3lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield

16/1

Form: -03534 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Last of his five wins came off a 1lb higher AW mark at Dundalk in October; decent efforts in defeat this summer in a Curragh premier handicap and at Dundalk last month; tongue-tie and cheekpieces persevered with and every chance of getting into the frame.

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8th

1

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Golden Twilight

10st 3lb

J: Jake Coen

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield, in touch with leaders 3f out, brief headway towards near side under 2f out, weakened gradually final furlong

16/1

7th

3

(7)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Golden Twilight

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M Halford & T Collins

Has won 4 times at this track plus once on turf; has been solid in defeat in Premier h'caps over last number of starts (3.5l behind Ceallach here in August) and a chance again.

7/1

7th

6

(16)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Golden Twilight

9st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: M Halford & T Collins

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, never near to challenge

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 211-82

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

All of his wins have come on polytrack and was touched off in a 1m2f handicap at Dundalk last month on his most recent start; back up to 1m4f will suit and has to be a contender if able to transfer his AW form to turf.

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1st

2

(4)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ceallach

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M Halford & T Collins

travelled strongly, soon raced in third, challenging on near side of group from 2f out, led narrowly when pushed along from 1f out, went clear inside final 110yds, reduced lead towards finish, comfortably

Evs

1st

4

(1)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Ceallach

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway over 1f out, edged left final 110yds, ran on to lead towards finish

9/2

8th

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Ceallach

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield

8/1

40/1

Form: 53/0-0 C

Last run: 104 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Mostly over hurdles last few starts for Brendan Duke and was disappointing in that sphere at Punchestown; poor effort in a Curragh handicap in May when last seen and makes little appeal; 3lb wrong

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7th

8

(2)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Bold Approach

9st 4lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

C&D winner for Jim Bolger and winning hurdler for Brendan Duke; form here last autumn was well below best and others preferred now on return.

16/1

10th

11

(13)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Bold Approach

8st 9lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Dual course winner but losing run on the Flat goes back nearly three years; lots to find on last month's 1m4f effort here (albeit hampered and eased then); placed on both previous C&D runs but still others preferred.

16/1

12th

10

(15)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Bold Approach

8st 13lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J S Bolger

prominent, led after 3f, headed and weakened gradually from over 2f out

40/1

Form: 1254

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won a Limerick maiden on debut in April and went straight into stakes company; has acquitted himself well, runner-up in a Navan Listed and a respectable fifth in the Queens Vase; ran to a similar level in the Vinnie Roe here last time and drops back in trip here; interesting in his first handicap and the likely strong gallop should suit; could be a factor.

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10th

5

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Etna Rosso

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

12/1

4th

2

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:55 Leopardstown

Etna Rosso

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led

5/1

5th

4

(9)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Etna Rosso

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

One of three for Joseph O'Brien; Dylan Browne McMonagle has ridden on both starts; won on debut at Limerick (1m3f, soft) in April and close second to Peking Opera in Listed race at Navan (1m5f, soft) latest; having raced just twice, he could have lots more to offer and is one to be interested in.

12/1

11th
14 (15)
Nibiru

25/1

Form: 03-206

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner; narrowly beaten in a Leopardstown handicap in May; soundly beaten in a Galway handicap hurdle; better effort in a Naas handicap last time but plenty more needed here; 2lb wrong.

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1st

1

(10)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Nibiru

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

dwelt start, towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway when bit short of room and switched left under 2f out, pressed leaders when switched left and ran on inside final furlong, led up the centre final strides

16/1

8th

1

(6)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Nibiru

10st 2lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: A J Martin

towards rear

20/1

12/1

Form: 312-14

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won a valuable fillies handicap at Down Royal in June and successful in a Galway maiden hurdle since; ran okay in a 1m2f Naas handicap since; won over this trip for the Johnstons and one of a number in the race with each-way claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

3

(1)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:25 Galway

Enfranchise

9st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a valuable fillies handicap at Down Royal in June and successful in a maiden hurdle here at the festival; has run in two handicaps since then; big price when towards the rear in the Petingo over 1m5f at Leopardstown on Saturday; cheekpieces now.

25/1

12th

3

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Enfranchise

9st 3lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent

12/1

4th

1

(1)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

17:00 Naas

Enfranchise

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, weakened and lost third towards finish

11/2

4/1

Form: 44/2-1 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden hurdle last year; struggled in competitive handicap hurdles in the spring but back to form in cheekpieces in a Down Royal Flat maiden in June; well below his best in the Galway Hurdle but potentially well-handicapped back to the Flat and looks a contender.

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3rd

6

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Merlin Giant

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent

11/2

13th

13

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Merlin Giant

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

in touch with leaders, headway and briefly went third 5f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, eased from over 1f out

4/1

10/1

Form: /5/340

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner for Harry Dunlop; started off well for Willie Mullins when third in a Roscommon Listed and fourth in a valuable Galway handicap; raced a bit too keenly in the Ebor last time; giving away plenty of weight here but respected.

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0

3

(31)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Jackfinbar

9st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

Absent four years before looking as good as ever for new yard this term, best of that form when coming from off the pace, and he tried to come from way back when eighth at 50-1 in the Irish Cesarewitch (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago; not totally ruled out despite currently looking on a tough mark.

25/1

8th

1

(18)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Jackfinbar

10st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

16/1

14th

1

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Jackfinbar

10st 0lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: W P Mullins

soon led, headed but prominent after 2f

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €1475.00
Straight Forecast €711.50
Tricast €14525.80
Trifecta €20047.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Enfranchise

POSTDATA:

Etna Rosso

SPOTLIGHT:

Merlin Giant

TOPSPEED:

No Niki No

The Irish Sun:

Enfranchise