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17:25 Gowran Park

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Racing Again November 11th Handicap

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 1m 3f 184y
  • 13 runners
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Racing Again November 11th Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.20
  • Place: £6.10

Form: 148203 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

1m3f maiden winner at Roscommon in June on good ground; generally reliable but Shane Foley partners her year-younger stablemate Timeless Piece.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

15:08 Thurles

Queen Of Seduction

11st 5lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dual winner on the Flat with a rating of 84; decent effort on her hurdles debut at Cork last month but gave way after a couple of mistakes in a 2m4f mares contest at Punchestown on the second attempt; return to this trip and better jumping should enhance her claims here.

8/1

0

7

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Punchestown

Queen Of Seduction

11st 7lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dual winner on the Flat, the latest over 1m4f on heavy in October; didn't seem to get home on hurdles debut at Cork early this month and plenty to find with Paggane on that form; not sure this step up in trip will suit.

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 7-6954

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Navan winner on heavy ground a year ago; fair fifth at Listowel last month; due to run in the 4.35 at Naas on Sunday.

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4th

2

(1)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Bridge Of Dawn

10st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

raced in second and pressed leader, led again after 4f, clear under 3f out, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

7/1

2nd

7

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Bridge Of Dawn

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, pressed leader, led after 1f, switched left and raced wide after 2f, switched right before halfway, ridden when headed under 2f out, kept on, no match for winner

12/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 0321/3

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has produced several bright displays over hurdles since third over 1m at Limerick in April on his only Flat outing since 2021 when he won over the extended mile at Galway on heavy ground; runs off the same mark now; chance has to be taken seriously.

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Verdict Starting price

14th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Big Island

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Handicap hurdle winner and consistent this season without scoring, most recently when runner-up in a Thurles handicap hurdle in December; trip and ground suit and might not be far away.

6/1

2nd

16

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Big Island

10st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: W J Lanigan

Finding it hard to add to Galway success of 2022 although several good efforts in defeat (including on Flat); too keen and paid the price at Navan last time.

10/1

Form: 6433 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Similar efforts in defeat in three maidens from 1m2f-1m4f; met interference on handicap debut at Killarney and has definite prospects of turning the tables on the winner Timeless Piece.

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Verdict Starting price

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

4th

9

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Rioja Alta

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Similar efforts in defeat in three maidens from 1m2f-1m4f; met interference on handicap debut at Killarney and has definite prospects of turning the tables on the winner Timeless Piece.

4/1

Form: 798-05

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Did well over hurdles last winter/spring, winning twice and achieving a mark of 131; potentially well handicapped; struggled at Listowel before more encouraging run at Thurles; interesting that he is afforded another chance before a likely return to hurdling.

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4th

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Set some tough assignments this term and he ran with credit when finishing sixth here at the Dublin Racing Festival; would need to find a fair amount of improvement for a longer trip here to play a part in this and he has to give weight to all of his rivals.

12/1

6th

19

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

10st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner over hurdles last season; has struggled a little in his second season over flights and a tongue-tie is tried here; others preferred.

33/1

4th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner last term including when beating Morning Soldier and Jazzy Matty at Naas in February; down the field in the Fred Winter and been quite disappointing over hurdles and on the Flat since.

10/1

Form: 148271 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Course 1m winner in May; won again over 1m3f at Killarney last time, so stamina is not an issue; however, she could not sure be guaranteed to uphold Killarney form with Rioja Alta who ran into traffic.

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4th

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Timeless Piece

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual Flat winner, including on heavy; off the mark at fourth attempt hurdling with much improved effort when running away with 2m2f Down Royal all-aged handicap six days ago on soft; up 12lb for that but further improvement likely back against her peers here (not the biggest so weight a slight concern).

11/8

1st

9

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Timeless Piece

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent before 3 out, challenging going easily after 3 out, led 2 out, soon clear, ridden when went further clear run-in, ran on

3/1

5th

11

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Timeless Piece

10st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Gowran 1m winner in May; won again over 1m3f at Killarney in September; made a low-key start over hurdles at Fairyhouse; much more promising effort when fourth at Punchestown (Blindman and Theincrowd behind); looks the stable second string but unlikely to be far away.

8/1

Form: 934098 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Listowel festival winner last year over 1m4f; has failed to find her best form this season and made little impact over 1m6f at Listowel this time around; best run this was over 1m6f at Killarney in July.

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6th

7

(10)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Butterfly Garden

9st 9lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Kevin Prendergast

in touch with leaders early, midfield behind clear leader halfway, some headway on far side of group 1f out, kept on inside final 110yds

16/1

13th

7

(16)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Butterfly Garden

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Kevin Prendergast

Listowel festival winner last year over this trip; has failed to hit top form this year; best run of the turf season was over 1m6f at Killarney in July.

10/1

7th

11

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Butterfly Garden

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kevin Prendergast

Listowel festival winner last year over 1m4f; has failed to find her best form this season and made little impact over 1m6f at Listowel this time around; best run this was over 1m6f at Killarney in July.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 536137

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m2f on fast ground for Ralph Beckett last year and scored at Naas over the same trip for this yard on good-to-yielding this term; a good Punchestown effort over a furlong shorter after that; not as effective over 1m4f on soft at Listowel.

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Verdict Starting price

13th

7

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Oriole

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Got off the mark for this yard at Naas in August and ran well in defeat at Punchestown in her follow up bid but struggled over this trip twice since and has stamina to prove.

14/1

8th

2

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Oriole

10st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Won over 1m2f on fast ground for Ralph Beckett last year and scored at Naas over the same trip for this yard on good-to-yielding this term; a good Punchestown effort over a furlong shorter after that; not as effective over 1m4f on soft at Listowel.

8/1

7th

6

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Oriole

9st 4lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Won over 1m2f on fast ground for Ralph Beckett and scored at Naas over the same trip for this yard; a good Punchestown effort over a furlong shorter since; up in trip on soft is a question.

13/2

Form: -84687 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Former soft-ground course nursery winner; has come down in the ratings; quite well supported at Thurles 12 days ago but still no sign that her decline can be reversed.

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9th

13

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Pale Moonlight

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Former soft-ground course nursery winner; has come down in the ratings; quite well supported at Thurles 12 days ago but still no sign that her decline can be reversed.

14/1

7th

4

(9)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Pale Moonlight

9st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: D K Weld

Former soft-ground nursery winner; has come down in the ratings; interesting with good apprentice up.

6/1

Form: 0-54

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Ron only once at two and did not reappear until last month; not beaten far in fourth after trying to make all in 1m4f maiden at Listowel; may improve but her opening mark looks a little harsh.

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11th

9

(1)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Nomenclature

9st 9lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: John S O’Donoghue

Not beaten far in fourth in 1m4f Listowel maiden three starts back; tailed off on handicap debut on heavy ground at Gowran; needs to improve considerably after mid-field finish here on AW debut four weeks ago.

14/1

8th

8

(16)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Nomenclature

9st 11lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: John S O’Donoghue

Not beaten far in Listowel maiden two starts back but tailed off on handicap debut last time; first visit here and might enjoy getting onto a sounder surface.

14/1

10th

8

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Nomenclature

9st 1lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: John S O’Donoghue

Ron only once at two and did not reappear until last month; not beaten far in fourth after trying to make all in 1m4f maiden at Listowel; may improve but her opening mark looks a little harsh.

8/1

Form: 922114

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 7-3108

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Six-time Flat winner, most recently at Sligo in May off 79; well below his best since then, including over hurdles; 10lb claimer aboard.

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3rd

2

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

disputing second, lost position before 4th, raced in last when not fluent 5th, left in third 4 out, hampered by loose horse before 3 out, struggling on turn after 3 out, tailed off

5/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Grace Harris

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn; ran okay to be fourth of six back over hurdles on stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft) and he contested a Class 2 last time at Doncaster; seems to be okay on heavy and he could have some say.

10/1

25/1

Form: 5-6008

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Won on heavy ground in France at two; hard to fancy on the evidence of four Irish starts.

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11th

1

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Ayrton

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: T J O’Mara

Winner on the Flat in France at 2 but no trace of ability on the level for his current trainer; makes no appeal on his hurdling debut.

100/1

14th

4

(13)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ayrton

9st 8lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: T J O’Mara

slowly into stride

14/1

12th

2

(6)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ayrton

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: T J O’Mara

midfield

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €2268.00
Straight Forecast €987.20
Tricast €11916.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rioja Alta

POSTDATA:

Timeless Piece

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Big Island

The Irish Sun:

Rioja Alta