November 03 / 20.30 Dundalk (AW)

20.30

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Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 353477 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
All four wins have come on AW (including three C&D) but his handicap mark looks on the high side at present and he was well held over C&D last time.
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8th

1

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Golden Twilight

10st 3lb

J: Jake Coen

T: M Halford & T Collins

All four wins have come on AW (including this race last year and two more C&D wins) but his handicap mark looks on the high side at present and he was well held over C&D last time.

16/1

Form: 8316-4 C

Last run: 299 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Useful over hurdles; has won at this venue but his best form is all over further and he may need the run on yard debut.
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1

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Dreal Deal

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Grade 2 hurdle winner; had faced some stiff tasks over fences before winning at Down Royal (2m4f, yielding) and was again asked a big question at Punchestown two weeks ago; clear claims back in this company.

9/4

1st

1

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Dreal Deal

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Grade 2 hurdle winner; had faced some stiff tasks over fences before winning at Down Royal (2m4f, yielding) and was again asked a big question at Punchestown two weeks ago; clear claims back in this company.

9/4

6th

10

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Dreal Deal

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Grade 2 course novice hurdle winner for Ronan McNally in 2021 after showing remarkable improvement from a basement rating; opened his chase account at the sixth attempt when readily landing 2m4f beginner's contest at Down Royal; more progress feasible.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 41

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Distant fourth in a Grade 1 bumper at the Punchestown festival and built on his Flat debut to land a Gowran Park maiden in September; progress needed to defy this mark and drop in trip not sure to suit.
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1st

2

(10)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Leopardstown

A Piece Of Heaven

10st 9lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

made all, travelled strongly

11/2

1st

2

(10)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Leopardstown

A Piece Of Heaven

10st 9lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Good horse from a very capable yard and heading for the Ascot Stakes over a mile further; dropping back from 2m AW win and the ground will suit; market will guide but maybe they'd like to go up a few pounds to make sure of his place in the line-up next month (mark of 92 got in last year).

11/2

1st

2

(6)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

A Piece Of Heaven

9st 6lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

made all, travelled strongly, clear when ridden towards near side under 2f out, eased towards finish, comfortably

5/1

Form: 132721 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Gained a second Flat win when making all in a C&D handicap in September and the form of that race has already been boosted; 6lb higher but should have a say if he's in the same form.
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4th

2

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Longclaw

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

One-time smart hurdler got off the mark on AW when making all to win over 1m4f here in September; back to form when a close second against a higher-rated rival over this trip last time in a falsely-run affair; a player.

4/1

2nd

1

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Longclaw

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

Course winner who has risen 17lb in the ratings since switching to current yard last summer; landed a 1m4f handicap here in September, making all; found a 6lb rise difficult to cope with in two starts since but this trip should suit given he finished a good third at Tramore in July, while he has won twice at 2m over hurdles.

5/1

6th

3

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Longclaw

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P J F Murphy

Trainer has got a great tune out of 6yo whose mark has risen over 20lb since midsummer; prominent racer threw in a below-par effort last time but previously made all over C&D and Powell may well have a chance to set his own fractions here.

13/2

Form: 329310 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Followed up a close third behind re-opposing Longclaw on AW debut with a C&D success last month; heavy ground possibly against him at Leopardstown last time; may resume progress back on this surface.
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Form: 002-80

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Shown little for this yard and tailed off here last time; return to this sort of trip might help but has been off another 80 days and others appeal more.
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2

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

March Law

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

decent Flat handicapper when trained in UK but was regressive in three starts for this yard last year; best watched on return/hurdling debut.

25/1

2

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

March Law

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

decent Flat handicapper when trained in UK but was regressive in three starts for this yard last year; best watched on return/hurdling debut.

25/1

Form: 361378

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

Form: 494531 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Impressive when gaining a fourth AW win here a fortnight ago over the extended 1m2f; 10lb higher but the stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree suggests this new trip could suit and not ruled out.
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11th

11

(13)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Jaafel

9st 1lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Four-time AW winner who is 0-20 on turf; beaten in a claimer before joining this yard and he was well beaten in a 1m2f handicap at Cork two weeks ago; might not have liked the soft ground but he's not crying out to be backed.

14/1

11th

11

(13)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Leopardstown

Jaafel

9st 1lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Four-time AW winner who is 0-20 on turf; beaten in a claimer before joining this yard and he was well beaten in a 1m2f handicap at Cork two weeks ago; might not have liked the soft ground but he's not crying out to be backed.

14/1

11th

8

(3)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Jaafel

8st 13lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

The money was down on this four-time AW winner last time when runner-up in Dundalk claimer under Davis (nine-day whip ban) who was training him at the time; moderate enough record on turf so surprise were he attract support in this company on stable debut.

10/1

Form: 6223

Last run: 114 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Came on from his debut when narrowly denied in a Tipperary maiden in April; two solid runs in maidens since, including when dropped back to extended 1m2f here latest; return to further likely to help and his opening mark seems fair.
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5th

9

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

King Leodegrance

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Came on from his debut when narrowly denied in a Tipperary maiden in April; two solid runs in maidens since, including when dropped back to extended 1m2f here latest; return to further likely to help and his opening mark seems fair.

9/2

Form: 0-0996 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Dual course winner but losing run on the Flat goes back nearly three years; beaten roughly 4l over C&D latest and others hold stronger claims.
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3rd

12

(3)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Leopardstown

Bold Approach

8st 13lb

J: Gabriella Hill

T: J S Bolger

Three-time Flat winner has also won over hurdles; hard to fancy on recent efforts despite declining mark.

25/1

Form: 1-4 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Winning debut in a 1m fillies' maiden here last year and may have needed last month's return on turf; mixed signs in her pedigree on whether this trip will suit but entirely unexposed making just her third start.
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11th

11

(7)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Lecales Approach

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

prominent

22/1

Form: 6-8114 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Well held in hat-trick bid at Thurles last month but soft ground may have been against her; should take to AW and may resume progress.
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2nd

1

(2)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

19:50 Roscommon

Ameerat Jumaira

10st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Dual winner last summer on good and yielding ground finished the year with a solid AW run; has disappointed on soft ground before so these conditions are a concern on return.

12/1

2nd

1

(2)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

19:50 Roscommon

Ameerat Jumaira

10st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Dual winner last summer on good and yielding ground finished the year with a solid AW run; has disappointed on soft ground before so these conditions are a concern on return.

12/1

Form: 109851 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

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5th

12

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Punchestown

Autocrat

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three-time AW winner from 1m2f to 1m4f and of useful ability; well beaten on stable debut at Dundalk in February but should have the stamina for hurdling.

25/1

5th

12

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Punchestown

Autocrat

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three-time AW winner from 1m2f to 1m4f and of useful ability; well beaten on stable debut at Dundalk in February but should have the stamina for hurdling.

25/1

10th

5

(2)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

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

Form: 741 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

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7th

14

(12)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Night Glow

8st 11lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: W McCreery

Off the mark at the third attempt in a fillies' maiden at Bellewstown in August; form of that race is working out nicely and she's been given a good mark for her handicap debut.

6/1

Form: 158947 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

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9th

10

(5)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

John Alexander

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

prominent, led after 1f

10/1

3rd

8

(9)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

John Alexander

9st 10lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

midfield, headway towards near side over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish

14/1

9th

3

(13)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

John Alexander

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

prominent

10/1

Form: 568544

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

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9th

7

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Walhaan

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Fit from action on AW in recent months and ran on turf last month; some merit in his handicap hurdle form but others have more obvious credentials.

25/1

9th

7

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Walhaan

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Fit from action on AW in recent months and ran on turf last month; some merit in his handicap hurdle form but others have more obvious credentials.

25/1

5th

3

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Walhaan

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual-purpose 8yo won on heavy in France and both wins for current yard have been on AW, including last month; solid effort at Lingfield since and no fitness concerns.

7/1

17 (13)
Royal Pippen

Form: -28399

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

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5th

8

(13)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Curragh

Royal Pippen

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Patrick Magee

Lost his way at end of last term but went close on last season's reappearance; struggled in two previous runs here and losing run since 2021; new yard.

20/1

5th

8

(13)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Curragh

Royal Pippen

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Patrick Magee

Lost his way at end of last term but went close on last season's reappearance; struggled in two previous runs here and losing run since 2021; new yard.

20/1

14th

6

(12)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Royal Pippen

9st 13lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: S Donohoe

in touch with leaders

20/1

Betting Forcast

Golden Twilight, Dreal Deal, A Piece Of Heaven, Longclaw, Luke Short, March Law, Oriole, Jaafel, King Leodegrance, Bold Approach, Lecales Approach, Ameerat Jumaira, Autocrat, Night Glow, John Alexander, Walhaan, Royal Pippen