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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Habitat Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £25652.17
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Habitat Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £101.00
  • Place: £14.80

Form: 11050- D

Last run: 278 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back on testing ground at the start of last season; didn't manage to progress and entitled to need this after 278 days off starting on for new yard; gelded.

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11th

4

(1)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Red Letter Bray

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Maiden and handicap winner at Naas in the spring; not at the same level stepped up to 7f last twice; interesting back to this trip with any rain that falls very much in his favour.

8/1

5th

7

(8)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

20:00 Naas

Red Letter Bray

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

prominent early, soon steadied and in touch with leaders, outpaced over 1f out, no extra final furlong

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 21051- C

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

5f course winner last season and last seen winning over this trip at Dundalk; career high mark now and may need this run on return.

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1st

8

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Little Queenie

8st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Paul W Flynn

made virtually all, faced challenge when ridden over 1f out, ran on

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 66616- D

Last run: 265 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Some fair efforts at Pattern level before getting off the mark in a Cork maiden over this trip in July but only beat one home on handicap debut when last seen; gelded since and needs to be on his A-game on return.

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6th

1

(7)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Torivega

10st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Got mark from some creditable displays in stakes company at Naas and Deauville; facile winner of 6f Cork maiden; first run over 5f but seems to have plenty of boot.

9/4

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 1475-0 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back over this trip at the start of last season before finding Pattern level too tough; shaped like he needed the run on return/handicap debut a fortnight ago and return to 6f ought to suit; not ruled out.

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10th

1

(2)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Tango Flare

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Patrick T Foley

Maiden winner here last year before following up at Fairyhouse; will need to improve for the step back up in trip on return from 209 days off.

20/1

5th
12 (17)
Jon Riggens

6/1

Form: 452-48 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Just got the better of stablemate Heavenly Power from 1lb lower last season and has held his form well since; shaped like he would appreciate the step back up in trip last week and should go well.

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4th

5

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Jon Riggens

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

Twice a winner last year and ended campaign with good C&D second to ready winner Stag Night; 18lb turnaround with that rival here so has to be a contender although has tended to need his comeback runs.

10/1

15/2

Form: 0813-0 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner who went close to another C&D win last term from 4lb lower, narrowly denied by stablemate Jon Riggens; career best win at Navan in October before a third at Naas and probably needed last month's return; could go well from a workable mark.

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No Results Found
7th
1 (10)
Coeur Dor

25/1

Form: 31188- C

Last run: 216 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back over further last year including a course success but this is probably too short on his return.

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8th

11

(14)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Coeur Dor

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Couldn't sustain his effort returned to 1m2f at the Curragh last month but in peak form previously, winning valuable events at about 1m for two wins in August (yielding to soft and good); should be suited by the way this is run and could have a say.

16/1

16/1

Form: -86605 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; won three times in 2022; losing run since but down to a good mark and he ran with promise when beaten 3l at Naas earlier this month; may build on that.

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5th

5

(15)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Rough Diamond

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Edward Lynam

Low-key turf return and wasn't really firing on AW through the winter; 8lb below last winning mark now and possible first-time cheekpieces can spark a revival.

10/1

Form: 1-1730 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back at Dundalk over the winter but signs the handicapper has caught up in three runs since; has gone well here previously so can't be ruled out.

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12th

5

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Apache Outlaw

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won back-to-back on AW this winter and ran okay back on turf at Naas last week; capable of going well back up in trip, although never won from mark this high.

12/1

Form: 5000-4 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner in 2022, including at this trip; struggled last season but encouraging return this time around and he's 1lb lower than his last winning mark; one to consider.

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4th

9

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Gordon Bennett

9st 8lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Richard Brabazon

midfield, dropped to rear before halfway, headway against near rail over 1f out, went fourth final strides

10/1

10th

5

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Gordon Bennett

9st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Richard Brabazon

in rear throughout

20/1

11th
7 (5)
Arnhem

16/1

Form: 035-40 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Only turf win came over this C&D last year from 16lb lower and some good runs in defeat since; wasn't beaten far at Dundalk on penultimate run but needs to bounce back from poor effort at Musselburgh since; not ruled out back up in trip.

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No Results Found

Form: 1887-0 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won this from 1lb higher last term and added a 5f success at the end of the campaign; lost his way a bit since though and it was a low-key yard debut a fortnight ago; needs to leave that run behind.

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No Results Found

11/1

Form: 5106-6 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won from 5lb lower over C&D in August; encouraging reappearance at Naas and while he's a bit hit and miss, he probably has one in him off this mark.

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6th

4

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

The Organiser

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Both wins at 6f and ran with credit on final start of 2023 in a 5f Curragh handicap; feasibly treated but has a poor record fresh.

20/1

14th
4 (15)
Dandyville

12/1

Form: 01325- D

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Six of his seven wins have come over this trip and won on last season's return at Naas before a solid campaign; career high mark to cope with on this season's return though and probably up against it.

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5th

2

(2)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dandyville

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: M G Quinn

Seven wins include three at this track, the last of them over this trip in October; placed on his last two visits and was in front of several of these when beaten only a neck over 6f three weeks ago; generally reliable over the past 15 months in terms of finishing position but has regularly been a beaten favourite; first run for this yard.

4/1

15th
8 (9)
Lady Tilbury

8/1

Form: 71759-

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won twice over the minimum at Tipperary last season; however, needs to prove she's as effective at this trip and might need this on yard debut returning from 210 days off; fitted with first-time tongue-tie.

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9th

9

(11)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Tilbury

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: David Marnane

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

25/1

5th

6

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Tilbury

9st 7lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: David Marnane

Won her fourth race when taking a Tipperary conditions event in August but was well below that form in a Group 3 since; decent runs both AW starts (over C&D); can run well if back to her best.

7/1

Form: 13402- C

Last run: 217 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won maiden here over 1m last year; struggled on her sole run at this trip in Listed company towards the end of the campaign and likely to need this after 217 days off.

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2nd

3

(5)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pink Sorrel

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Won a Curragh maiden over 1m before solid runs in defeat in a Cork conditions race and Killarney Listed contest; readily forgiven a below-par run over 6f in a soft-ground Curragh Listed last time; can go well if taking to this surface.

7/1

Form: -73313 C BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Three-time course winner over the 5f trip at this venue but has wins over 6f elsewhere; got his head back in front over 6f at Naas two starts ago before probably not staying 7f at Gowran since; mark probably tough enough on recent form.

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3rd

3

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Laugh A Minute

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

An eight-time winner over shorter, including last time at Naas over 6f; has placed form at this trip too and on heavy ground; should be capable of a big run.

100/30

1st

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Laugh A Minute

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway on far side of group from under 2f out, led final strides

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €15501.00
Straight Forecast €9888.70
Tricast €257012.30

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pink Sorrel

The Irish Sun:

Lady Tilbury

TOPSPEED:

Tawaazon

SPOTLIGHT:

Heavenly Power

POSTDATA:

Laugh A Minute