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17:10 Dundalk (AW)

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Gateway Hotel Race & Stay Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Gateway Hotel Race & Stay Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly sunny

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15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 421927 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Four victories here over the years, two last year and two in 2023; folded tamely enough on recent visit to Laytown but that over a furlong further and likely to last it out better here.

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3rd

11

(2)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Tai Sing Yeh

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

soon led narrowly, headed and prominent from over 3f out

12/1

19th

8

(23)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:10 Navan

Tai Sing Yeh

9st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Veteran has been a great servant and has been in good form at Dundalk in recent months; ran creditably at a big price when seventh of 21 over 6f that Curragh last Saturday; closely matched with Rathbranchurch on that running; only one of his 12 wins has come over the minimum trip.

14/1

7th

22

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Tai Sing Yeh

8st 11lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Veteran has been a great servant and has won on soft; only beaten 2l in AW handicap latest but this company looks bit too hot for him.

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 315200

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Found life tough at Curragh latest and ground probably too testing prior to that; previous Leopardstown second solid form and shaped with promise on only previous visit here; debuts for a new yard this evening.

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No Results Found

7/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 6114-6 D

Last run: 124 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner in France, including one on the Polytrack; ran a sound race on Irish debut when last seen out in May; absence since a worry but stable in the winner's enclosure lately and mark looks attractive; interesting contender.

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8th

4

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Petit Calvados

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: E J O’Neill

Well-placed this winter to record wins over this trip at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford; too keen and returned lame when well held at Newcastle latest so that run probably best ignored.

7/1

12th

4

(3)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Petit Calvados

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: E J O’Neill

took keen hold, prominent

4/1

1st

2

(3)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Petit Calvados

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: E J O’Neill

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway on outer under 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong

6/4

Form: 4560

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Showed good early toe at Curragh on handicap debut until running out of steam; nice draw here to utilise early speed, but doubts remain about him lasting home.

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9th

8

(1)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Wooden Head

9st 4lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

Good first run at this venue last autumn when fourth behind fine yardstick Tai Sing Yeh; didn't match that effort in a claimer 12 weeks ago.

10/1

6th

4

(6)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Dundalk (AW)

Wooden Head

10st 2lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 451080

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Picked up a 5f win at Tipperary in July but not a great deal to show for efforts in three subsequent starts; not beaten far any of his previous visits here without burning up the track either; needs to dig deep.

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3

(5)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

14:35 Navan

Havana Notion

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: John James Feane

Winner over this trip on turf and over 6f on AW in January; held since and fairly exposed at this stage albeit less so on turf.

12/1

9th

3

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Havana Notion

9st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: John James Feane

Scored over 6f here in January and consistent since under his penalty; blinkers left off after a disappointing effort over 6f last week; should do better.

8/1

8th

3

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

20:20 Dundalk (AW)

Havana Notion

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Has been generally consistent at this venue over the winter, winning over C&D; disappointing over 5f last month and blinkers are tried; not surprise should he go close.

5/1

6th
15 (17)
Poets Pride

Form: 928798 CD

Last run: 79 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

First reserve: three victories here, latest in February off 47; 3lb wrong at the weights and a bad draw to contend with if he makes it off the subs bench.

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5th

11

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Dundalk (AW)

Poets Pride

8st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: David Marnane

Five-time AW winner (5f-7f); fair form here between September and December; has to bounce back from a below-par run 15 days ago; first time with a visor.

8/1

9th

10

(9)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Poets Pride

9st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: David Marnane

Five-time AW winner (5f-7f) has been running well enough here lately and just behind Theriverrunsdeep last time over this trip; definite claims.

13/2

3rd

12

(1)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Poets Pride

8st 13lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

midfield, headway under 2f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on

14/1

Form: 808818 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Never going the pace at Laytown but an effective operator around here (seven wins) and could make them go a bit.

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11th

4

(1)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Rocky Dreams

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

Seven of his eight wins have come at this venue but below best of late, well held in claimer a fortnight ago from wide draw; others preferred.

8/1

5th

4

(14)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rocky Dreams

10st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: James McAuley

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders on far side of group under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

9/1

11/1

Form: 8-3504 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Not a bad effort at Laytown (eased close home with a slipped saddle), but probably needs to find a bit extra to add to his only previous win.

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5th

3

(10)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Newcastle (AW)

Lockdown

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Anthony McCann

AW winner as a 3yo when trained in Britain; 0-7 for this Irish yard but went close (off just 1lb lower) at Dundalk in October; fighting chance if back to that form.

15/2

12/1

Form: 730009 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Fine operator for connections but not at the peak of his powers lately, including here last week and will need to bring his 'A' game this evening.

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11th

1

(10)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:00 Naas

Inishmot Prince

10st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Nine-time AW winner who is 0-9 on turf but he's run some good races on this surface and can operate from a 15lb lower turf mark; produced a career best when narrowly denied over 6f at Dundalk last time and an intriguing runner back down in trip.

10/1

2nd

2

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Inishmot Prince

10st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Credit to his trainer and was recording ninth win here last month when getting up on post over 5f (Musical Tribute third) in February; continued to another career-high mark when just denied in similar contest a week ago, finishing strongly (Musical Tribune again third); equally adept at 6f and has to be considered a major player once again.

9/2

Form: 114120 CD

Last run: 151 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Signed off with a lack lustre run at Curragh but in fine form here previously, rattling off three wins and a second from five previous starts; seems to go well fresh; has to be feared.

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6th

8

(13)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hero Of The Hour

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: G A Kingston

Winner here a year ago; consistent this winter without winning and coming down the handicap slowly; visor tried here; each-way claims.

14/1

8th

10

(12)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Hero Of The Hour

8st 13lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: G A Kingston

dwelt start, in rear, headway when switched right inside final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

Form: 113690 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Below his best last couple of starts but a dual winner here and cheekpieces could well bring about a revival; draw could have worked out better.

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8th

2

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sams Xpress

10st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: Kieran P Cotter

Went up 25lbs for two wins here last year; back down to 1lb above his last winning mark now and not beaten far over C&D last week; could go well.

7/1

7th

4

(7)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Sams Xpress

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Kieran P Cotter

upset in stalls, dwelt start, soon midfield, headway on far side of group from over 2f out, challenging over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

10/1

5th

6

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

15:47 Dundalk (AW)

Sams Xpress

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Kieran P Cotter

soon led, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

13/2

Form: 767060 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Down the field but not beaten all that far over a mile at Navan latest; has a couple of things going for her, notably decent course form, a kind draw, rider's valuable 7lb claim and first-time cheekpieces also added.

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12th

12

(15)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Might And Mercy

9st 5lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

prominent, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

12th

3

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Might And Mercy

9st 6lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

Course winner over 7f has a falling mark this year after a number of unplaced runs; a better effort over that trip last time; has a chance if building on that.

6/1

4th

4

(7)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Might And Mercy

9st 10lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

soon led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and prominent after 2f, challenging on far side of group when bumped 2f out, no extra inside final 110yds, lost third final strides

33/1

Form: 400600

Last run: 85 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Gave a good account both previous visits here in maidens but has struggled on turf in the interim in handicaps; potential for more back on the AW now, but hard to fancy.

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6th

9

(4)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

Vikki Wall

9st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Nine-race maiden who was out of form at the back end of last season and she's been off 198 days.

33/1

14th
14 (11)
Ledger

33/1

Form: 60-007

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Not really coming across with the goods; 2lb wrong at the weights, work to be done and a tricky draw adds to complications.

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5th

5

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Ledger

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

in rear

5/2

2nd

5

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ledger

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

chased clear leader, headway and briefly disputed lead final 110yds, kept on, no match for winner

3/1

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Straight Forecast €439.30
Tricast €4399.70
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Might And Mercy

The Irish Sun:

Petit Calvados

TOPSPEED:

Kuwait Direction

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Might And Mercy

POSTDATA:

Might And Mercy