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16:55 Bellewstown

Yielding To Soft

Johnny Kierans Memorial Maiden

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 1m 4f 50y
  • 14 runners
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Johnny Kierans Memorial Maiden

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Abandoned

Form:

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in a belated Navan maiden debut earlier this month; safe to look elsewhere.

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11th

1

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

He Is Brave

9st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Down the field over 1m at Navan on his only start; tried with a hood; safe to rule out.

100/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not a factor in bumpers and over hurdles; would appear to be of little account on current evidence.

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12th

5

(17)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dugort Bay

9st 8lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Paul Stafford

No sign of ability in bumpers/hurdles; tailed off at the Curragh on her only Flat start.

200/1

14th

1

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

14:32 Curragh

Dugort Bay

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Paul Stafford

slowly away, in rear throughout, tailed off

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in a bumper here last year but nothing else to recommend.

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9th

11

(5)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Thurles

Wee Valerie

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Modest bumper/hurdles form, easily passed over on flat debut.

100/1

Form: 42-553

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Consistent maiden; run out of it close home on his first try at this trip at Listowel last week; top-rated in the race and entitled to plenty of respect.

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1st

23

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Harsh

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

travelled strongly, prominent, joined leader on inner after 2 out, led narrowly home turn, went clear when nudged along before last, ridden when went further clear run-in, pushed out, comfortably

5/1

4th

19

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Harsh

10st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Behind stablemate Lark In The Mornin on hurdle debut, before taking a winnable maiden at Cork (soft to heavy); ended up a remote fourth next time in a Grade 2 at Chepstow (soft) and jumping doesn't come easy to him; there's no obvious significance in the return of cheekpieces (worn once on the Flat when third).

28/1

4th

5

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 1

14:10 Chepstow

Harsh

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, no chance with winner after 3 out, weakened approaching last, lost third run-in

4/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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Abandoned

Form: 228

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Below-par effort at Punchestown earlier this month but fine efforts on his two previous runs in a Fairyhouse claimer and a Down Royal maiden; has to prove his effectiveness at this trip but a leading contender if he does stay.

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9th

6

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

Nakassama

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, headway after 3 out

10/1

6th

8

(1)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Nakassama

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James McAuley

Narrowly denied in a Fairyhouse claimer on debut; similar story second time out in a maiden at Down Royal; took a couple of backward steps before two better performances in 1m maidens here this month; place chance if seeing out this trip.

10/1

2nd

7

(3)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:30 Dundalk (AW)

Nakassama

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

awkward start, took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders, pressed leaders 2f out, soon outpaced, rallied and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

11/4

Abandoned

Form:

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a Punchestown maiden and needs to improve dramatically to be a contender.

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7th

5

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Proleek Prince

9st 8lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M M Rice

prominent, disputed lead after 1f, led narrowly under 5f out, headed when weakened gradually from over 1f out

10/1

6th

12

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Naas

Proleek Prince

9st 8lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M M Rice

midfield

100/1

Abandoned

Form: 643

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Seemed to stay well enough despite taking a keen tug at Cork last month; similar effort a few days later at Roscommon; more needed but unlikely to be too far away.

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5th

4

(1)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Rioja Alta

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Seven-race maiden but he showed promise on the Flat in Ireland last year and has finished placed in two hurdle runs (heavy/soft) for new yard this spring; this is a new trip back on the Flat but he still has potential and has shaped like a stayer at times; one to keep an eye on.

5/1

3rd

11

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Rioja Alta

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, headway and went fourth before 2 out

14/1

3rd

7

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Rioja Alta

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

chased clear leader, headway before 4th, raced in third when not fluent 3 out

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 79

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has beaten two rivals in two maidens and makes little appeal.

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8th

14

(11)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:10 Dundalk (AW)

Sunny Dude

8st 10lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: D Buckley

Improved effort when a staying fourth in a 1m2f handicap here last month; step up in trip might well suit and has enough scope for improvement up in trip.

16/1

4th

14

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Sunny Dude

9st 1lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: D Buckley

Lightly raced 4yo didn't fare badly in the circumstances (keen and hung left in straight) on course debut last month over 1m4f; drop in trip should suit and remains a potential improver (1lb wrong).

12/1

10th

14

(11)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sunny Dude

8st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: D Buckley

AW/handicap debut for 3yo from small yard; showed a little bit more over 1m at Naas on third maiden start.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 242

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Well bred filly has run well all three maiden starts over a similar trip to this; best effort when just denied here last time; the fifth and sixth home that day have won since; this softer ground poses a question but can go close if handling it.

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1st

4

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

14:32 Curragh

Alalcance

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5f out, challenging 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on well

7/2

Form: 06

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Much better effort on her second start in a 1m maiden at Navan earlier this month; big step up in trip here but appears to be going the right way.

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9th

17

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Antique Store

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear

8/1

6th

3

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Navan

Antique Store

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Half-sister to winners Acolyte (6f inc 2yo/AW; RPR 102), Amplify (5f-6f; 95), Moonshiner (5f; 62) and Arcara (5f AW; 57); dam unraced; reported clinically abnormal when eased down on Killarney debut in July; that run best ignored and Foley's pick.

13/2

Abandoned

Form: 000

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three maidens and can't be fancied; cheekpieces tried here.

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8th

13

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

Awakino

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Denis W Cullen

in touch with leaders

33/1

Form:

Last run: 257 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in a 1m maiden at Dundalk in January but best watched.

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12th

7

(16)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dont Look Now

9st 6lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Luke Comer

Unexposed sort who has been beaten less than a length in her three handicap starts, all over C&D; has a wide draw this time but open to more progress than most.

6/1

3rd

7

(2)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dont Look Now

9st 8lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Luke Comer

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders towards far side 2f out, challenging 1f out, kept on but lost second towards finish

6/1

2nd

5

(7)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dont Look Now

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Luke Comer

Lightly raced 4yo shaped creditably on C&D handicap debut in November when just denied third in first-time cheekpieces; could have more to offer.

9/1

Abandoned

Form: 45932 BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Getting closer to winning; unlucky when just touched off over this trip at Listowel last week (Harsh third); blinkers tried here and looks sure to go close once again.

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6th

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:03 Fairyhouse

Hey Whatever

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in rear throughout

9/2

3rd

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Hey Whatever

10st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, joined winner 6th

4/1

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Verdict

Plenty of dead wood in this contest and not many count. This could be the chance for HEY WHATEVER(nap) after her unlucky defeat at Listowel last week and she can confirm placings with third-placed Harsh. Nakassama can contend on his earlier form while the ground is a question for Alalcance. [Justin O’Hanlon]

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Alalcance

SPOTLIGHT:

Hey Whatever

POSTDATA:

Alalcance

The Irish Sun:

Alalcance