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13:55 Curragh

Soft

John Ormonde Wexford Sand Handicap

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 11 runners
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John Ormonde Wexford Sand Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.90
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 920281 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Took her an age to win but finally off the mark in ordinary 6f maiden here last month; twice second over 7f earlier this year, including in big-field handicap at Cork; goes on soft and maybe she'll go on after getting her head in front.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

14

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Dagoda

8st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Dual Curragh winner last season emerged from winter break with eyecatching fourth at same venue nine days ago, finishing strongly after not clear run; interesting contender, better ground no problem.

10/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Dagoda

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Gained back-to-back course wins (6f/7f) last season and was third of 19 after missing the break in a C&D handicap in October; has the form to feature if returning in similar nick.

11/1

2nd
4 (9)
Fernao

9/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3210 BF

Last run: 68 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Odds-on when facile winner of Listowel 1m maiden and scratched from Listed race here Derby weekend; bombed out on handicap debut at Killarney which can't have been his running; back from break with visor fitted.

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8th

7

(11)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Fernao

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: W McCreery

Lightly raced 4yo was having first run since July (gelded) when staying-on second to an improver at the Curragh last month (7f, yielding-to-soft) in first-time visor; yet to race in testing conditions but good chance he'll handle it and one to consider.

9/1

2nd

4

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Fernao

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

towards rear, headway under 2f out, chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

9/1

10th

3

(4)

17th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 20y

18:50 Killarney

Fernao

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Late-developing colt; placed at Limerick and this venue (beaten even-money favourite) before hacking up in a maiden at Listowel early last month; interesting in first handicap, though mark is not obviously lenient.

4/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 742684 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Dropping in class and form is chock-full of creditable efforts in premier handicaps that would entitle him to win this, including latest fourth over this trip at Leopardstown; the concern is that he's over two years without a win.

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

6th

11

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

No More Porter

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, disputing lead 3f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

2nd

10

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

No More Porter

9st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ran on and chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

No More Porter

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Has been running well in the face of some stiff tasks in handicaps this season and he got no luck in running when third at the Curragh last week (very soft); hasn't won in two years but deserves a break.

3/1

OUR TIP

13/2

Form: 200220 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

AW didn't suit latest but trip and ground will on this occasion; won over 1m here on soft in last two Octobers, three times second over 7f this term; no leeway from this mark though.

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5th

6

(13)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 13lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, headway when switched right 2f out, challenging over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

25/1

14th

8

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

Consistent last year without winning; 5f was too sharp on his comeback run but he was then tailed off at Naas (7f) and behind some of these; cheekpieces added.

25/1

Form: 542274 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Grand sort but often gives them a head-start and modest strike-rate over last two years, only win coming in this contest last year; better judged on pair of narrow 7f Leopardstown defeats last month than more recent AW form.

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16th

9

(14)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Half Nutz

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Not disgraced on the AW through the winter and all six career wins have come on turf, including one here; dropped away in a 7f handicap here last time.

16/1

17th

14

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Half Nutz

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Not disgraced on the AW through the winter and all his career wins have come on turf, including one here; often concedes ground at the start but he's not badly treated if he can get going in quick enough time.

16/1

Form: 060100 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Good record over 6f here, well-backed winner last month, but soundly beaten last twice; this trip just stretched him when third of 22 to Half Nutz in last year's renewal.

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17th

13

(8)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

soon led narrowly or disputed lead, headed over 2f out, weakened under 2f out

10/1

13th

16

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

Both wins have come over C&D and he handles heavy; shaped well at Cork three weeks ago and yard does very well with limited runners; on a fair mark and should be bang there.

15/2

4th

9

(3)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Cork

Secret Magician

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Martin Hassett

prominent, soon went second, challenging 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

Form: 1217RR

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Second in decent 7f contest here in between wins at Sligo and Leopardstown (1m, first-time blinkers); only the brave, or in-running players, would back him now after two refusals.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

13:30 Punchestown

Semblance Of Order

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: A Oliver

in touch with leaders, good headway challenging 2 out, led last, ridden when edged left run-in, kept on well

11/2

13th

8

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Semblance Of Order

9st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

Won twice earlier in the season but has refused to race on two of his last three starts and he looks risky on that sole factor; back below last winning mark for AW debut at least.

25/1

15/2

Form: 505520 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Good record over 6f here including when second last month; second to runaway winner over 7f here last year but well held in this a year ago and hasn't tried 7f since.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

1

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Heavenly Power

10st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Two wins here, including a defeat of 29 rivals in a C&D handicap two seasons ago; won at Navan last October off 5lb lower; probably needs his best form yet to defy current mark and heavy ground perhaps not ideal.

11/1

8/1

Form: 9-2202 D BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer in fine form again this year without winning, runner-up all three turf starts including behind subsequent winner at Galway festival and when collared late over this trip at Fairyhouse on Monday.

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2nd

14

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: J F Levins

prominent towards near side, challenging going okay over 1f out, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

20/1

Form: -46069 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Good run in premier handicap over extended 6f here in July when sixth of 20; not as good since and not the strongest of finishers, particularly over this trip.

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

1st

16

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Pinar Del Rio

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Joe Conlon

travelled strongly, prominent, led narrowly from over 3f out, ridden and ran on final 110yds

6/1

2nd

5

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Pinar Del Rio

9st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joe Conlon

C&D maiden win for Paddy Twomey in 2021 came in testing conditions; ran well here on a couple of occasions last summer; regressive later in the campaign.

20/1

11/2

Form: 572321 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Consistent before readily off the mark in Gowran maiden, making all over 7f; either flattered by track bias there and stiff task given she was beaten off marks in low 70s previously, or she has improved and can defy new mark of 84; handles soft.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Alabama Pearl

8st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

Runner-up over 6f here on second start last year; showed improved form when winning a Gowran maiden by 5l last month but was well below that level on soft ground since; this sounder surface will suit.

8/1

11th

5

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Alabama Pearl

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent

11/2

1st

9

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Gowran Park

Alabama Pearl

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

made all, pushed along and clear under 2f out, pushed out and went further clear inside final furlong, easily

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €571.00
Straight Forecast €699.30
Tricast €2575.00
Trifecta €4494.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

No More Porter

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Fernao

TOPSPEED:

Semblance Of Order

SPOTLIGHT:

Dagoda

The Irish Sun:

No More Porter