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17:20 Down Royal

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Molson Coors Beverage Company Handicap

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 1m 4f 175y
  • 12 runners
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Molson Coors Beverage Company Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP
1st
2 (2)
Brogue

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90
  • Place: £4.50

Form: /025/0

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Winner on debut in 2019; has had training issues; 1m trip at Navan was inadequate on return from a long layoff; should improve.

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

5th

9

(3)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Brogue

9st 4lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

7yo who has only had the eight runs; fared well to be sixth in the face of his stiffest test yet in a strong 2m handicap at Naas and assured stamina will come in handy.

12/1

6th

5

(9)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Brogue

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield

8/1

1st

2

(2)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:20 Down Royal

Brogue

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Winner on debut in 2019; has had training issues; 1m trip at Navan was inadequate on return from a long layoff; should improve.

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6-4296

Last run: 76 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has won on AW, 0-27 turf record is off-putting, good run at Ballinrobe three starts ago; overall claims not strong.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(10)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Pachmena

9st 5lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

C&D winner in 2020 who won on the turf at the Curragh last autumn; regressive on AW this year however and bit to find on recent C&D effort.

12/1

7th

7

(4)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Pachmena

9st 5lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

C&D winner in 2020; best form in 2023 was over 1m4f; modest overall strike rate (2-44 on Flat, though placed 14 times); held by Emeric on running two weeks ago.

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 535131 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

In good form, course winner over shorter in July; ran as least as well in defeat on next start, finishing third in a 19-runner contest at the Curragh; up 3lb for last week's 1m6f Listowel win; cheekpieces now added to usual tongue-tie.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Eastern Legend

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J S Bolger

prominent, pressed winner when pushed along after 3 out, lost second and weakened before 2 out

12/1

1st

17

(12)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Eastern Legend

8st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

prominent, went second after 4f, led and went clear over 2f out, ridden and faced challenge but kept on well from over 1f out

20/1

3rd

3

(7)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:00 Naas

Eastern Legend

9st 13lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: J S Bolger

Some good form at this trip over the summer and better again when upped in trip to win over 1m6f at Listowel on soft and good Down Royal third when cheekpieces added; progressive and handles these conditions but ideally may want more of a stamina test.

7/1

4/1

Form: -92211 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Big improver this season; twice second, including behind Out On Friday at Fairyhouse, and now bidding for a hat-trick after wins over an extended 1m4f at Tipperary and Ballinrobe in July; further progress possible.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

4

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

No Hassle

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Shane Ryder

Big improver this season; twice second, including before wins over an extended 1m4f at Tipperary and Ballinrobe in July; coped reasonably well with heavy going when fourth over 1m5f at Down Royal last month.

7/1

4th

7

(4)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:20 Down Royal

No Hassle

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Shane Ryder

Big improver this season; twice second, including behind Out On Friday at Fairyhouse, and now bidding for a hat-trick after wins over an extended 1m4f at Tipperary and Ballinrobe in July; further progress possible.

4/1

Form: 753368

Last run: 116 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Twice placed early in the season but over shorter distances; plenty to prove now.

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14th

11

(16)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

La Dame Blanche

9st 11lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Michael Mulvany

took keen hold, led narrowly, headed after 4f, weakened quickly 2f out

13/2

2nd

8

(10)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

La Dame Blanche

9st 9lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Michael Mulvany

led, clear under 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

12/1

Form: 313

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Got up late when odds-on over 1m4f at Fairyhouse on second start; not a bad effort behind two useful rivals in a rated contest at Leopardstown; could be well enough treated now for his first handicap

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(1)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:20 Down Royal

Rapparee Champ

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Got up late when odds-on over 1m4f at Fairyhouse on second start; not a bad effort behind two useful rivals in a rated contest at Leopardstown; could be well enough treated now for his first handicap

3/1

3rd

8

(6)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 180y

19:52 Leopardstown

Rapparee Champ

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway when raced wide over 2f out, keeping on when bumped over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, no match for first two

13/2

1st

11

(12)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Fairyhouse

Rapparee Champ

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden but outpaced, rallied and ran on well inside final furlong, led post

3/1

10/1

Form: /31366 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in July, leading to a massive 16lb rise in the ratings; satisfactory efforts on next two starts; 7f much too sharp at Laytown last time.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Herculaneum

12st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Comes here in great nick, just coming out the wrong side of a photo over C&D before landing similar contest a week ago under hold-up tactics under today's rider; carries mandatory 7lb penalty here (upped 6lb in future) and has his chance again in a weak contest.

7/2

1st

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Got his head back in front on the Flat earlier in the year and he was only beaten a neck over C&D earlier this month; up 3lb but more consistent than most of these and should be in the mix.

5/1

2nd

3

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 10lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Flat and hurdles winner this year and ran well over a longer trip when third of 17 at Cork last month.

8/1

Form: 0/8-00

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Just over two years since 1m7f Leopardstown win for Gavin Cromwell; no apparent chance on recent form.

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10th

2

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Harvest Bow

10st 0lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: H D McGuigan

Doesn't look as good as she used to be and this year is turning into a real struggle.

50/1

12th

6

(13)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Harvest Bow

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H D McGuigan

Just over two years since 1m7f Leopardstown win for Gavin Cromwell; no apparent chance on recent form.

25/1

8th

11

(7)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:20 Down Royal

Harvest Bow

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: H D McGuigan

Just over two years since 1m7f Leopardstown win for Gavin Cromwell; no apparent chance on recent form.

25/1

Form: 007-23

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles last time; placed on both Flat starts this year, worth considering on the basis of those two runs, second over 1m4f at Roscommon and third over 1m6f at Galway.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Luminous Light

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Anthony McCann

pulled up before last

10/1

2nd

4

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Luminous Light

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Anthony McCann

Maiden winner has run well from this mark over longer trips last twice, including when third in decent contest at Fairyhouse earlier in the month; looks vulnerable back at 2m.

7/1

Form: 440-53

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler, 0-14 on Flat, solid third at Galway recently despite trouble in running; each-way possibility with good 5lb claimer aboard.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(16)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 7lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Had Ellaat third when winning a heavy ground Curragh handicap in October but well beaten in a handicap hurdle and a 1m4f handicap here since; others preferred.

50/1

14th

13

(11)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

prominent, led after 1f, headed and raced in second after 4f, weakened quickly 3f out

16/1

11th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Navan

Rodney Bay

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Won 1m6f heavy ground handicap on the Flat last month; generally a consistent sort in this sphere but others look better treated.

16/1

Form: 145421

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Ran with much credit on successive days recently; second at Galway and winner at Tramore; slender margins involved in those two races and has got away with a 4lb rise; could go well again.

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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

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

17th

19

(17)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Out On Friday

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Philip M Byrne

Sixth career win when edging home at Tramore (1m4f, good) in September but struggled on the heavy ground when tailed off behind Brogue next time and not ideal being 3lb out of the weights.

20/1

12th
9 (11)
Rene Artois

20/1

Form: 2/80-5

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Poor hurdles form during the summer; remote fifth in a Flat maiden at Tramore last time, no appeal.

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0

18

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Rene Artois

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

In rear at Bellewstown in August on only handicap hurdle attempt; poor on Flat on last two starts; second reserve.

12th

9

(11)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:20 Down Royal

Rene Artois

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: J A Nash

Poor hurdles form during the summer; remote fifth in a Flat maiden at Tramore last time, no appeal.

20/1

5th

2

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

13:55 Tramore

Rene Artois

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

towards rear, some headway after 5f, weakened from under 4f out

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €878.00
Straight Forecast €583.60
Tricast €1597.50
Trifecta €5323.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rapparee Champ

TOPSPEED:

Herculaneum

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Luminous Light

The Irish Sun:

Rapparee Champ

POSTDATA:

Herculaneum