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18:50 Curragh

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Mongey Communications Handicap

  • Prize money: £10260.87
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Mongey Communications Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.40
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 8706-0 C

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Course winner over 6f (heavy) in April off 9lb lower; lost his way end of last season and reappearance at Naas didn't offer much encouragement but he has dropped plenty in the handicap.

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10th

2

(10)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Hurricane Ivor

9st 13lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Six career wins, the most recent off 96 over 6f at the Curragh last April; down to 88 now after his form tailed off last year; could be interesting.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 00-211 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Returned in excellent form this campaign, finishing a narrow runner-up at this track over 6f before going one better off a 3lb higher mark here earlier this month; followed that up with another success at Limerick eight days ago, holding off Shawaamekh by 1.75l; 9lb higher mark requires more but can't dismiss in hat-trick bid.

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1st

16

(15)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Pinar Del Rio

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Joe Conlon

travelled strongly, prominent, led narrowly from over 3f out, ridden and ran on final 110yds

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 784-55 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced 4yo who landed his maiden at this track over 6f; decent runs this season when fifth in two 6f handicaps here and at Naas last time out; step up to 7f not certain to suit, however.

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5th

10

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Tough Talk

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Quite lightly raced 4yo who has yet to add to debut Curragh 2yo maiden win; signs of temperament on recent comeback at same venue but shaped encouragingly; probably on a fair enough mark and better ground to suit.

9/1

Form: 305-09 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won Newmarket novice as a 2yo and had some good placed efforts in Britain last season; fared better on second start for yard when beaten 6.75l into ninth at Cork lto; dropped 3lb and needs more in first-time hood.

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9th

11

(16)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Physique

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Michael Patrick Fenton

Won a Newmarket novice as a juvenile and some good runs in defeat in Britain last term; bought for 28,000gns in the off-season and failed to beat a rival on last week's return; best watched for now.

25/1

Form: /104-1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Surprise winner of a Cork handicap in September (6f) and ran well over C&D when fourth in November; changed hands for 135,000 gns and made a successful yard debut at Gowran, winning by 0.75l from Gypsy Woman over this trip; 8lb rise makes things tough but definite claims.

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1st

6

(7)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:40 Gowran Park

Expressova

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

soon in touch with leaders

4/1

4th

13

(10)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Expressova

9st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

raced far side, midfield, smooth headway and in touch with leaders 2f out, kept on and went fourth inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

33/1

Form: 09740- CD

Last run: 258 days

W: 8st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Two-time C&D winner but not the force of old last season; last seen finishing 12th of 17 over 7f at Leopardstown and needs revival after 258 days off.

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No Results Found

12/1

Form: 8153-5 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Course winner over 6f in June off 4lb lower when with Jessica Harrington; good efforts in two handicaps subsequently; shaped well having been gelded and had 11 months off for new yard when beaten 4.5l into fifth over 5f at Naas six days ago; step up in trip should suit and each-way chance.

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No Results Found

Form: 2-4132 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Three-time AW winner who landed a competitive handicap at Southwell in excellent style in February over 1m; backed that up when beaten 1.5l into third at Lingfield off 7lb higher and again ran well at Newcastle when 1.75l behind Documenting who advertised the form well when third at Chester; big chance if equally effective back on turf.

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2nd

8

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Benavente

9st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Irish raider who travelled powerfully and needed only to be shaken up inside the final furlong to win very stylishly under Shane Gray at Southwell (1m) in February; shaped well when third of 12 to Cephalus over 1m at Lingfield since, finishing strongly having been dropped in at the rear from an outside stall; has fared a lot better with the draw this time; fine at 7f; big player.

3/1

3rd

4

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Benavente

9st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Irish raider who travelled strongly and needed only to be shaken up inside the final furlong to win very stylishly under Shane Gray at Southwell (1m) last month; hiked up 7lb for that but will be fine back on Polytrack and features prominently in calculations.

7/1

Form: 6-2708 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

On a long losing run but consistent on AW; reasonable run at Cork last time out when eighth of 15 in competitive 7f handicap; dropped 2lb and work to do.

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8th

18

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Volatile Analyst

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Adrian McGuinness

Losing run since a Listed success in Britain over two years ago; barely beat a rival in last two starts including back on turf latest.

12/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 1362-0

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Killarney maiden winner over 1m who put in a good runner-up effort here over 1m2f in October for Dermot Weld; returned after seven months off at Naas five days ago for new stable finishing 10th of 12; drops in trip and needs to come forward from that.

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2nd

5

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Genuine Article

9st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Killarney maiden winner over 1m ran creditably in a Galway handicap and seemingly ridden to stay the 1m2f trip here on Champions Weekend when creditable staying-on sixth of 22 in premier handicap; tried in a tongue tie here and could go well if handling this softer ground.

4/1

6/1

Form: 66112- D BF

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Denied three-timer on AW in December when finishing a head second to Apache Outlaw; had some good runs on turf in three maidens; up 2lb; 156 days off; big player.

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2nd

8

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Pier Pressure

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, led when ridden over 1f out, headed but kept on well inside final furlong

4/1

Form: 850-90 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Two-time winner on the AW in Britain but lost his way at the end of last season; no sign of revival in two starts for new yard; step up in trip should suit but plenty to find.

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No Results Found

Form: 02-008 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

7f Gowran handicap winner 12 months ago; largely inconsistent since; out of form in three starts this season; up in trip and up against it here.

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8th

5

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:00 Naas

Rumbled Again

9st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Off the mark over 7f last year but hasn't beaten a rival on his last couple of starts and 5f probably too sharp; back with old trainer.

20/1

Form: 53-400 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Two-time course winner, latest over 6f in August off 5lb higher; well-backed the last twice but failed to land a blow either time; return to better ground should suit and not out of things.

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17th

13

(8)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

soon led narrowly or disputed lead, headed over 2f out, weakened under 2f out

10/1

13th

16

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

Both wins have come over C&D and he handles heavy; shaped well at Cork three weeks ago and yard does very well with limited runners; on a fair mark and should be bang there.

15/2

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Payout
Exacta €887.00
Straight Forecast €531.10
Tricast €3116.00
Trifecta €6429.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Secret Magician

SPOTLIGHT:

Benavente

TOPSPEED:

Hurricane Ivor

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Verhoyen

The Irish Sun:

Secret Magician