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18:45 Dundalk (AW)

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Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap

  • Prize money: £5900
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
1 (10)
Nibiru

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.80
  • Place: £4.80

Form: 2060-8

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over hurdles and dual turf flat winner is 0-10 on AW however; just okay C&D run last month and others preferred.

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1st

1

(10)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Nibiru

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

dwelt start, towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway when bit short of room and switched left under 2f out, pressed leaders when switched left and ran on inside final furlong, led up the centre final strides

16/1

8th

1

(6)

12th Jan 2024

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1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Nibiru

10st 2lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: A J Martin

towards rear

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2/44-2 CD BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

C&D winner three years ago and dual winner over hurdles since; good C&D second to an improver last month (when blinkered) before brought down in very valuable Leopardstown handicap hurdle; headgear now left off.

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11th

3

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Palace Rock

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Francis Casey

C&D maiden winner but has proved expensive to follow at times in handicaps, including over C&D a fortnight ago when decent third, having every chance; should be thereabouts but possible stronger finishers here.

9/2

3rd

9

(1)

8th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Palace Rock

8st 10lb

J: James Ryan

T: Francis Casey

soon led narrowly, headed and prominent after 1f

6/1

2nd

6

(6)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Palace Rock

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Francis Casey

C&D winner three years ago and dual winner over hurdles since; good C&D second to an improver last month (when blinkered) before brought down in very valuable Leopardstown handicap hurdle; headgear now left off.

5/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 1235-5 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Five-time C&D winner, latest in November off 69; overall solid level of form since so has to be considered.

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3rd

1

(3)

5th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Celtic Revival

10st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

slightly awkward start, towards rear

8/1

2nd

5

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Celtic Revival

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Five-time C&D winner, including this race last year and more recently off 69 in November; solid recent form off this mark so has to be on the shortlist again.

11/2

3rd

4

(4)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Celtic Revival

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Five-time C&D winner, latest in November off 69; overall solid level of form since so has to be considered.

15/2

Form: 6/0-05 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2022; lightly raced last year and second run back was more encouraging; 5lb below his winning mark.

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13th

14

(7)

5th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Fascinating Shadow

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Losing run for two years but some fair efforts in defeat of late and he's a course winner; probably vulnerable in this competitive heat.

16/1

5th

10

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Fascinating Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

C&D winner in 2022 off 76; lightly raced last year and steady improvement in three runs this year, latest when decent fourth (Palace Rock and Celtic Revival ahead) over today's trip under a positive ride; 2lb lower here and not one to rule out.

14/1

4th

9

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Fascinating Shadow

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

C&D winner in 2022; lightly raced last year and second run back was more encouraging; 5lb below his winning mark.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2221-8 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Runner-up three times before getting off the mark for Ger Lyons in C&D claimer in December; cheekpieces fitted on yard debut over C&D early this month, dropping away tamely after forcing pace.

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7th

8

(1)

11th Apr 2024

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1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Banana Three

8st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

took keen hold, led, raced in second after 3f, pressed leader from over 4f out

5/1

3rd

4

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Banana Three

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up three times before getting off the mark for Ger Lyons in C&D claimer in December; good bit to find however on both handicap runs since off today's mark.

12/1

5th

2

(7)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Banana Three

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up three times before getting off the mark for Ger Lyons in C&D claimer in December; cheekpieces fitted on yard debut over C&D early this month, dropping away tamely after forcing pace.

12/1

Form: 881-82 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Did well to record 1m2f win here in December when allowed to dictate and ran up to that form in similar contest nine days ago, despite wandering around under pressure; cheekpieces now fitted and leading player with Colin Keane taking over, if staying this longer trip.

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8th

2

(11)

5th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Garrick Painter

10st 0lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

disputed lead early, led clearly after 1f

12/1

7th

6

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Garrick Painter

9st 6lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

Did well to record 1m2f win here in December when allowed to dictate and only just denied in similar contest in February despite wandering around under pressure; didn't stay 1m4f on latest when cheekpieces tried and now takes a marked drop in distance.

6/1

6th

7

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Garrick Painter

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel C Kelly

Did well to record 1m2f win here in December when allowed to dictate and ran up to that form in similar contest nine days ago, despite wandering around under pressure; cheekpieces now fitted and leading player with Colin Keane taking over, if staying this longer trip.

4/1

7th
11 (11)
Picpoul

12/1

Form: 513-60 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Three-time course winner including twice at this trip; both recent runs some way below her best so needs to bounce back, previous third to Garrick Painter was a solid run.

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8th

2

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Picpoul

10st 2lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: M M Rice

Three wins at this venue and very consistent; followed up her narrow defeat by Dark Street here when never really to get competitive back to this trip the following week; has to be considered.

5/1

3rd

1

(12)

8th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Picpoul

10st 2lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: M M Rice

soon towards rear, bit short of room after 1f, headway from over 3f out, went third towards near side 1f out, kept on, no match for first two

5/1

Form: 70-000

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won on AW in Britain but hasn't shown enough in five runs here since joining this yard to build any sort of case for; handicapper relenting and first attempt at 1m4f.

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8th

10

(1)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pillar Of Hope

9st 3lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H D McGuigan

Won on AW in Britain but hasn't shown enough in five runs here since joining this yard to build any sort of case for; handicapper relenting and first attempt at 1m4f.

14/1

10th

10

(2)

9th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pillar Of Hope

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Won on AW Britain but hasn't shown enough in four runs here since joining this yard to build any sort of case for.

20/1

14th

4

(11)

31st Jan 2024

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1m 2f 150y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pillar Of Hope

9st 13lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Won twice on turf in Britain last year; not at that sort of level in three starts here this winter but step back up in trip may help.

16/1

Form: 700-81 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner got off the mark on sixth AW attempt nine days ago under today's rider, winning with seemingly a fair bit in hand over 1m2f; well worth another try at this longer trip and 6lb rise seems okay.

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14th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 8lb

J: R M Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Winning hurdler; restrained when winning over 1m2f at Dundalk last month but was gifted an easy lead over 2m there and never saw another rival, scoring by an unchallenged 15l (opposing jockeys handed bans for how the race unfolded); headstrong individual who is likely to try something similar here.

14/1

1st

8

(5)

1st Mar 2024

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2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 9lb

J: Mr K P Healy

T: Paul Mulligan

made virtually all, went clear when took keen hold after 2f, went further clear before halfway, reduced lead but going okay under 2f out, shaken up final 110yds, pushed out, comfortably

20/1

9th

8

(5)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 9lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Hurdle winner got off the mark on sixth AW attempt nine days ago under today's rider, winning with seemingly a fair bit in hand over 1m2f; well worth another try at this longer trip and 6lb rise seems okay.

9/2

Form: 16742- CD

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner on this surface; claimed out of James McAuley's stable after finishing second to Banana Three in C&D claimer in December; bit more needed back in handicap company.

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10th

5

(2)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Autocrat

9st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three-time winner on this surface; claimed out of James McAuley's stable after finishing second to Banana Three in C&D claimer in December; bit more needed back in handicap company.

14/1

2nd

4

(8)

13th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Autocrat

9st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

Three wins at this track in 2023 including a claimer in October, with Halcyon Spirit and Dalvey among his victims; 2m probably stretched his stamina last time.

13/2

Form: 2501-5 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D last July off 72 (after wind operation); plenty of market support on first run since when fair fifth (Garrick Painter second) over 1m2f here nine days ago, weakening late on; better for that and Billy Lee now back on.

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11th

4

(2)

5th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Roman Bull

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: Michael William O’Meara

Gained first course success (1m4f) here in the summer; not as good in two runs this winter and this trip may be on the sharp side for him these days.

16/1

11th

3

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Roman Bull

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Michael William O’Meara

Won over C&D last July off 72 (after wind operation); plenty of market support on first run since when fair fifth (Garrick Painter second) over 1m2f here nine days ago, weakening late on; better for that and Billy Lee now back on.

9/2

5th

2

(6)

14th Feb 2024

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1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Roman Bull

9st 9lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Michael William O’Meara

Clonmel maiden winner in September 2022; ran well several times in defeat at this track last winter; came good with C&D win last July on second run after a wind operation; 5lb higher and may need the run after seven months off.

4/1

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Exacta €475.00
Straight Forecast €372.90
Tricast €2211.60
Trifecta €3902.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Garrick Painter

POSTDATA:

Wrecking Ball Paul

SPOTLIGHT:

Roman Bull

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pillar Of Hope

TOPSPEED:

Picpoul