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GAIN The Advantage Series Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 13 runners
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GAIN The Advantage Series Nursery Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 8432

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Best of three maiden runs was when fourth in a Roscommon maiden over 7.5f, form franked by the second at the Curragh; no match for a well-fancied rival in a nursery at Killarney but holds an edge over Enthralling.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(1)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Gowran Park

Basilah Bear

9st 9lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

Consistent filly last season; won a 1m nursery at Naas (good to yielding) before winding up with a second on heavy at Leopardstown (no match for the winner); may appreciate better ground but could be set for another productive campaign.

8/1

2nd

4

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

14:30 Leopardstown

Basilah Bear

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: David Marnane

held up in last, headway on near side of group from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, went second and kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

100/30

14/1

  • Place: £9.70

Form: 9007

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in three sprint maidens; 16-1 when seventh of nine at Sligo in her first nursery, longer trip may help her cause.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

13:22 Curragh

Tiscommonknowledge

8st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Padraig Roche

midfield, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead up the centre inside final furlong, ran on well, won going away

5/1

2nd

11

(7)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Naas

Tiscommonknowledge

8st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Padraig Roche

midfield

14/1

3rd
12 (3)
Tatum

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 085

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Beaten almost 10l in fifth at Galway but of some interest here on handicap debut; Jamie Powell's 5lb claim a help.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(9)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

13:50 Gowran Park

Tatum

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

raced in second, challenging under 2f out, lost second inside final furlong, no match for first two

5/4

2nd

6

(7)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 162y

13:40 Bellewstown

Tatum

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

raced in second and pressed leader, disputed lead 3f out, went clear with winner inside final furlong, kept on

15/8

3rd

12

(3)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Naas

Tatum

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Noel Meade

midfield

8/1

Form: 773

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Fair third at Roscommon on her third start; her trainer possibly has a better chance with Guest Star but with first-time cheekpieces and Siobhan Rutledge claiming 3lb she could not be ruled out.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

(7)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Pomeriggio

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won a 7f claimer here on her penultimate start and similar level of form when beaten 5l over C&D since; return to handicap company may help and not ruled out.

8/1

7th

6

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pomeriggio

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Respectable form in turf nurseries, invariably putting in her best work at the finish of races at 7f and around 1m; adapted well to this surface when a smooth winner of a 7f claimer here at the beginning of the month; more on her plate now.

6/1

1st

5

(6)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pomeriggio

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, headed and raced in second after 2f, led again going easily over 2f out, clear when ridden and ran on inside final furlong, comfortably

11/2

14/1

Form: 095

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

No real sign of ability but has contested maidens won by three potential Classic hopefuls, City Of Troy, Henry Longfellow and Capulet.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(7)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Koniag

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kieran P Cotter

took keen hold, prominent in chasing group

13/2

6th

5

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

13:50 Gowran Park

Koniag

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Kieran P Cotter

midfield

9/2

5th

9

(12)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Naas

Koniag

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Kieran P Cotter

ducked left start, midfield

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7533

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Third behind the same horse, Asian Daze, in a 7f Gowran maiden and 7f Curragh nursery; should go close if first-time cheekpieces produce some improvement.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 23y

14:30 Leopardstown

Sun Never Sets

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second early, led soon after start, headed but prominent over 3f out, challenging towards far side 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, ran on and went third towards finish

100/30

1st

1

(1)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 162y

13:40 Bellewstown

Sun Never Sets

10st 2lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led but pestered, joined 3f out, led again 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final 110yds, always doing enough

100/30

6th

3

(10)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Naas

Sun Never Sets

9st 11lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

disputed lead early, raced in third after 1f

5/1

Form: 0393

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 3lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Leopardstown third of six has been well advertised by the winner Opera Singer and fourth-placed Kalispera; cheekpieces tried now after Killarney third; has a bit to find with runner-up Basilah Bear but she did not enjoy the best of runs.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Leopardstown

Enthralling

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Best run was when a close 3rd to the subsequent Group 1 winner Opera Singer in a 1m maiden here; didn't go on from that after and will have to do better on return.

7/1

7th

1

(9)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Naas

Enthralling

10st 3lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

prominent

5/1

Form: 09982

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Made little impact over 6f on his nursery debut; second over 1m last time but that was in a claimer won by Nika Pika; this looks more demanding.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(8)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Guest Star

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mark Fahey

re-shod

25/1

7th

4

(3)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Dundalk (AW)

Guest Star

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

towards rear but in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 0666

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Remote sixth in a nursery at Killarney last time' well held by runner-up Basilah Bear and third-placed Enthralling.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(1)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Gowran Park

Francoise Ardy

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

No better than sixth in her two nurseries and the blinkers will need to make a difference.

20/1

9th

10

(8)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Naas

Francoise Ardy

8st 11lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

in rear, pushed along and detached after 1f

20/1

6th

5

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 30y

16:20 Killarney

Francoise Ardy

8st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

outpaced and detached early, some headway over 1f out, kept on, never dangerous

14/1

Form: 466

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Beaten in excess of 10l in all three runs in maidens; others have more obvious claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

13:50 Gowran Park

Kathaniel

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield

12/1

10th

8

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Naas

Kathaniel

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield

14/1

6th

4

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Kathaniel

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no extra over 1f out

40/1

11th
5 (2)
Thia

13/2

Form: 435

Last run: 105 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Third of five in a maiden at the Curragh in April, gelded since well beaten at Roscommon; trainer has won this race in two of the last three seasons.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

12

(13)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Thia

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

16/1

6th

6

(9)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Thia

9st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders

7/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:40 Galway

Thia

9st 3lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J S Bolger

Having third nursery run when a well beaten fourth to Dont Do Dramas (Guest Star second) at Gowran recently; hard to see him reversing that form off only 1lb lower.

9/1

25/1

Form: 7066

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Looked in need of further when running over 7f in his first nursery; visored for the first time; 4lb out of handicap

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

6/1

Form: 508341 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Was running from out of the handicap when last of four in a Galway festival handicap; overcame trouble in running to beat Guest Star in a claimer over 1m at Navan; may uphold that form now

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(3)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

17:10 Sligo

Nika Pika

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Magee

Sole win in nine came in Navan claimer but ran to that form when second in small-field 7f Cork handicap in March on seasonal return; possibly didn't stay at Gowran latest so stamina concerns here.

12/1

5th

6

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

17:45 Gowran Park

Nika Pika

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick Magee

Sole win in nine came in a 1m claimer but she was second in a small-field handicap at Cork last month (7f, heavy; Ringside Timing adrift); the winner didn't do anything for that form at the Curragh on Sunday and this filly has stamina to prove over this far in testing conditions.

6/1

2nd

4

(4)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Cork

Nika Pika

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick Magee

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent over 2f out, soon went second, no chance with winner over 1f out, kept on

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €1503.00
Straight Forecast €737.10
Tricast €3934.70
Trifecta €8999.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sun Never Sets

POSTDATA:

Enthralling

The Irish Sun:

Guest Star

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Sun Never Sets