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17:05 Leopardstown

Heavy

Dublin To Bahrain October Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Dublin To Bahrain October Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 513133

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

1m2f/1m6f winner who seems to go on any ground; consistent but can hang for pressure and this represents a stiff rise in class.

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5th

4

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Eastern Legend

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: J S Bolger

Three-time Flat winner last season and was impressive on his third win at Leopardstown in October; last of eight behind Bottler'secret when set ambitious task on hurdles debut at Fairyhouse; up against it despite good Flat run at Navan last Saturday.

66/1

2nd

3

(11)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Eastern Legend

10st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J S Bolger

Three-time winner last season and was impressive on his third win at Leopardstown in October; had a run over hurdles at Fairyhouse over Easter and resumes on the Flat off a 10lb higher mark than Leopardstown; needs a career best.

8/1

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

2nd
14 (9)
Vischio

20/1

  • Place: £8.70

Form: 511628 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Close to her best when a 5l second at Listowel (1m4f, soft to heavy) when ahead of Imaginarium; failed to make any impression at the Curragh two weeks ago though and probably playing for the places.

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5th

2

(4)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

18:20 Gowran Park

Vischio

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

Dual-purpose performer improved considerably on Flat last year, culminating in a Listed win over 1m4f at the Curragh in heavy ground; has failed to win in ten starts on AW so last month's disappointing run at Dundalk should not be held against her

8/1

6th

3

(5)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vischio

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

led, joined after 1f, soon raced in second

9/1

1st

7

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Vischio

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

started quickly, led, headed but prominent after 2f, pushed along challenging 1f out, soon led, pushed out and kept on well towards finish

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 373147

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Twice beaten off this mark since winning well at Down Royal (2m2f) but it was a strong 2m handicap at Naas last time and he was boxing on at the finish; likely to be doing something similar here back over 1m4f.

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15th

12

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Crassus

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

In good form on the Flat this year; missed all of 2022 but went close when runner-up at Cork when last seen over timber in 2021; goes well on heavy ground and one to consider from a fair handicap mark.

12/1

3rd

15

(8)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Crassus

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

14/1

OUR TIP

9/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-3130 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Likeable 5yo who won over 2m1f at Killarney before finishing close up in a 1m4f premier handicap at Galway; ran well for a long way when tenth of 30 in the Irish Cesarewitch last time and he's a bit better than that; this isn't quite so demanding as that and, for now at least, this might be his best distance.

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4th

1

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Chally Chute

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

in touch with leaders, bit short of room 2f out, ran on final furlong, went fourth final 110yds, not reach leaders

6/1

4th

1

(15)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Chally Chute

10st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

held up in rear

9/1

10th

6

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Chally Chute

9st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield

14/1

5th
9 (3)
Brogue

12/1

Form: 25/016

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: -65091

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Well behind in two handicaps before winning a weak maiden at Killarney (1m3f, heavy); will handle the conditions but this demands a career best by some margin.

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16th

11

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Dream Escape

10st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Fair performer on the Flat and acts on heavy ground but shown nothing in three hurdle outings; hasn't looked like a natural over jumps and has a bit to prove on handicap debut.

40/1

16/1

Form: 21-863 BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Curragh maiden winner on similar ground; has run respectably in both his handicaps at 1m4f, finishing behind some of these at Galway; perhaps vulnerable unless blinkers can bring him on.

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7th

8

(10)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Imaginarium

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Curragh maiden winner on similar ground; has run respectably in both his handicaps at 1m4f, finishing behind some of these at Galway; perhaps vulnerable unless blinkers can bring him on.

16/1

3rd

1

(1)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Imaginarium

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield over 4f out, headway when ridden 2f out, went second but no chance with winner inside final furlong, no extra when lost second inside final 110yds

11/2

Form: 211158 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won 1m/1m2f handicaps on heavy ground here earlier in the year and went in again at Roscommon last month; current mark has looked an issue the last twice, however.

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6th

1

(12)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Cristal Clere

10st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Won three last year and was fit from AW when running well in Leopardstown Listed over 1m; handicapper didn't over-react and stepping back up in trip will help as will any rain.

13/2

4th

5

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Cristal Clere

9st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Successful in three handicaps last season, including two at this track in testing conditions; fit from action at Dundalk but faces a tough task in this grade.

20/1

4th

1

(6)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Cristal Clere

9st 9lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

in rear

12/1

Form: -97550 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won a valuable 1m4f handicap at last year's Galway Festival off a similar mark; has finished behind Chally Chute in his last two runs, though 2m1f was perhaps beyond last time; not ruled out.

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3rd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Sionnach Eile

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Joseph G Murphy

Smart Flat sort at his best, winning a Premier handicap at Galway in 2022; wasn't in the same form last year, albeit he faced some tough tasks; should be capable of a bold show if taking to this game.

7/2

9th

5

(18)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Sionnach Eile

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Won a valuable 1m4f handicap at last year's Galway Festival off a similar mark; has finished behind Chally Chute in his last two runs, though 2m1f was perhaps beyond last time; not ruled out.

20/1

19th

15

(15)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Sionnach Eile

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

towards rear

25/1

Form: 812972 C

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Beat a decent horse when successful on hurdling debut a month ago, that on the back of a good run over 1m4f at Gowran; 2lb lower here and he's a C&D winner on testing ground; chance.

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11th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Smooth Tom

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Very useful on the flat whose recent Irish Lincoln second reads well; had won both initial starts over hurdles earlier this season before well held in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown over Christmas; unexposed entering handicap ranks here so has to be respected.

14/1

2nd

6

(12)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Smooth Tom

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

dwelt start

16/1

5th

7

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Smooth Tom

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

Form: 1-369

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won his sole 2yo start and finished third when odds-on for a key Derby trial first time out this season; not a bad run behind the smart Harbour Wind when returning from a break in August before finding the St Leger too tough a test; not yet exposed and has to be of interest on his handicap debut.

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11th

4

(4)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Alexandroupolis

9st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Won his sole 2yo start and finished third when odds-on for a key Derby trial first time out this season; not a bad run behind the smart Harbour Wind when returning from a break in August before finding the St Leger too tough a test; not yet exposed and has to be of interest on his handicap debut.

4/1

9th

1

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Alexandroupolis

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: A P O’Brien

By 2012 St Leger runner-up Camelot out of half-sister to 2018 St Leger winner Kew Gardens; impressive in a Galway maiden (8.5f, soft) as 2yo; starting 4-5 for Group 3 Ballysax at Leopardstown (1m2f, heavy) in April suggested he was considered a major Derby contender, which he failed to live up to in the race, however, and he showed similar form when sixth of seven in 1m6f Listed event in August when next seen; unexposed and capable of better (checked over 1f out last time, trying to come from last) but no form claims.

28/1

6th

1

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:55 Leopardstown

Alexandroupolis

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

steadied start, towards rear early, dropped to last after 1f

3/1

Form: -32931 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Snapped a losing run in decisive fashion on the AW last week (1m4f) and he has respectable form off this 8lb higher mark; goes on soft ground but anything deeper seems to find him out.

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1st

5

(14)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Luke Short

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

midfield, headway when switched right 2f out, keeping on when ridden towards near side over 1f out, led and ran on final 110yds

8/1

12th

13

(19)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Luke Short

8st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Noel Meade

Snapped a losing run in decisive fashion on the AW last week (1m4f) and he has respectable form off this 8lb higher mark; goes on soft ground but anything deeper seems to find him out.

14/1

Form: 816412 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has won two of his last five and went close on the AW last time over this far; likeable type who handles this ground, but this is tougher than he's accustomed to.

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4th

12

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Star Harbour

9st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

20/1

2nd

1

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Star Harbour

10st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, went second after 4f, led when switched right over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 110yds

14/1

Form: 2314-

Last run: 365 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground maiden winner who wasn't at all disgraced in a 1m1f Group 3 here 12 months ago; interesting that top connections have kept the faith; blinkered for handicap debut and this mark looks okay.

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14th

11

(5)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Gulf Of Mexico

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: A P O’Brien

Soft-ground maiden winner who wasn't at all disgraced in a 1m1f Group 3 here 12 months ago; interesting that top connections have kept the faith; blinkered for handicap debut and this mark looks okay.

8/1

4th

1

(5)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 1f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Gulf Of Mexico

9st 5lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: A P O’Brien

led narrowly, pushed along and hung right on turn over 2f out, soon ridden, hung badly right and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong (jockey said colt hung left off the home turn despite his best efforts)

13/2

1st

2

(3)

1st Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 30y

13:55 Killarney

Gulf Of Mexico

9st 7lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: A P O’Brien

led, briefly headed over 3f out, ridden from 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, went clear towards finish

11/4

25/1

Form: 0-1009

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won at Roscommon on reappearance but limitations seemingly exposed in three strong handicaps subsequently; what might help is today's step up in trip but others are more intriguing.

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12th

9

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Soaring Monarch

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear throughout

25/1

15th

10

(14)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Soaring Monarch

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Won at Roscommon on reappearance but limitations seemingly exposed in three strong handicaps subsequently; what might help is today's step up in trip but others are more intriguing.

25/1

9th

11

(1)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Soaring Monarch

9st 1lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Peter Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear, headway into midfield after 3f

25/1

Form: 1517-9 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two wins in France last year (1m4f-1m5f) and also ran well in a Group 2; didn't run badly on handicap debut on the AW (after a year off) and returning to testing conditions could see her take a step forward; an interesting one.

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16th

12

(6)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Whileuweresleeping

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: E J O’Neill

Two wins in France last year (1m4f-1m5f) and also ran well in a Group 2; didn't run badly on handicap debut on the AW (after a year off) and returning to testing conditions could see her take a step forward; an interesting one.

14/1

9th

2

(10)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Whileuweresleeping

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: E J O’Neill

Two wins in France last year (1m4f-1m5f) and also ran well in a Group 2, beaten 3.5l; makes AW debut after a year away but looks reasonably well-handicapped; watch market.

10/1

20/1

Form: 454210 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

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.

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20th

7

(3)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Out On Friday

9st 13lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Philip M Byrne

upset in stalls, in rear throughout

20/1

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

Form: 160961

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Trotted home at Navan (1m2f, yielding) on her first run beyond a mile; has further to go this time and the handicapper didn't hold back with a 15lb hit.

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12th

6

(15)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Solar Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Daniel McLoughlin

Dual winner at up to 1m2f for Sheila Lavery; touched off in a handicap over the same trip at Dundalk in January; drop back in trip not guaranteed to suit on debut for a new yard but interesting nonetheless.

8/1

2nd

1

(7)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Solar Breeze

10st 2lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

midfield, headway on near side of group from 2f out, challenging inside final furlong, kept on well, just held

12/1

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Non-runners

Moracana

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Payout
Exacta €2773.00
Straight Forecast €2477.60
Tricast €28057.70
Trifecta €20230.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Whileuweresleeping

SPOTLIGHT:

Chally Chute

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Smooth Tom

TOPSPEED:

Moracana

POSTDATA:

Star Harbour