July 26 / 19.50 Galway

19.50 Galway

Good To Yielding

caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 16 runners
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caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 8-1932 D BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
In fine form for Johnny Levins, winning a Cork handicap in May and at least equalling that in defeat at the Curragh and Naas; will be ridden prominently and very likely to be there at the finish.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

(2)

19th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:20 Navan

Shawaamekh

9st 11lb

J: Katelyn Bailey

T: J F Levins

prominent towards far side, pushed along and weakened over 1f out

20/1

6th

6

(1)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 12lb

J: Katelyn Bailey

T: J F Levins

led, pushed along under 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

20/1

10th

2

(11)

1st Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:40 Killarney

Shawaamekh

9st 13lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

raced wide, prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

Form: 22-230

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won off 59 at Roscommon last year; failed to win but did okay off his penalty subsequently at Dundalk; comes here off a poor run at the Curragh though and others preferred.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

10

(5)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Chavajod

9st 2lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: J P Murtagh

Only 1-17 but has form here and he ran well to be second at Laytown the last time; now with Johnny Murtagh who is two-handed.

14/1

2nd

10

(8)

8th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:55 Laytown

Chavajod

11st 13lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: M D O’Callaghan

soon midfield, pushed along on near side of group from 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, went second and kept on well but held inside final furlong, no match for winner

12/1

Form: 468230

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner for Sheila Lavery; consistent without winning for his current trainer; comes here on the back of a sub-standard effort at the Curragh but has the ability.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(3)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Half Nutz

9st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J P Murtagh

in touch with leaders towards far side

20/1

16th

4

(5)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Half Nutz

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

never better than mid-division, pushed along under 2f out, no impression over 1f out

10/1

6th

5

(16)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 164y

15:00 Navan

Half Nutz

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

held up in rear, headway up the centre over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

11/2

Form: 900163 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Busy enough this season, winning at Limerick last month and a fair third in a big-field 1m handicap at Leopardstown; can be competitive off this mark and not badly drawn.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

(5)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Church Mountain

9st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual Galway winner also won at Limerick earlier this year; well below best last time at Navan and has a bit to prove now; prominent racer nicely drawn though.

16/1

10th

4

(14)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Church Mountain

9st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent, rapid headway to lead after 1f, 3 lengths ahead halfway, pushed along and headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

Form: 2028-0 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Never sighted on seasonal return at Limerick last month but won over C&D last year and definitely respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16th

2

(15)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Dragon Of Malta

9st 13lb

J: Jake Coen

T: P F O’Donnell

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and outpaced under 2f out, soon no extra

6/1

3rd

3

(9)

1st Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:40 Killarney

Dragon Of Malta

9st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: P F O’Donnell

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds

6/1

4th

1

(15)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

15:45 Listowel

Dragon Of Malta

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: P F O’Donnell

in touch with leaders, close up on outer after 2f, ridden 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

8/1

Form: -05382

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner and particularly effective with cut in the ground; drops back in trip after a good second over 1m2f at Roscommon on heavy; trip and likely ground combination don't appear in his favour today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(20)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 11lb

J: J Cleary

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, headway waiting for room 2f out, ridden and good headway 1f out, led inside final 110yds, pushed out towards finish

14/1

6th

9

(13)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Loingseoir

9st 0lb

J: J Cleary

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, shaken up and headway up the centre over 1f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

25/1

6th

8

(6)

25th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Loingseoir

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: M C Grassick

midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

12/1

Form: 600005 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Best run for a while when a quite well-backed fifth in a Killarney handicap two weeks ago; more needed here but there is at least the promise that he could do better.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(16)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ransom

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, headway going okay when switched left 2f out, led when ridden 1f out, ran on when hung left final 110yds

6/1

4th

11

(8)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ransom

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway, pushed along and headway towards far side under 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on

8/1

5

(13)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Ransom

9st 11lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won first two starts on AW for Sir Michael Stoute in Britain and although hasn't added to those, much the best effort for current yard off career-low mark at Navan last month, coming home well when beaten a neck; one to consider but draw not the best.

10/1

Form: 1-4123 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Five career wins and in particularly good form this season; up 8lb for winning at Bellewstown in April and has gone close on both runs since; trip and ground are fine and could be better drawn but big chance if he can get out and across early.
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11th

5

(1)

1st Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:40 Killarney

Drombeg Duke

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, ridden and outpaced under 2f out, weakened final furlong, eased final 110yds

11/2

3rd

9

(8)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

15:45 Listowel

Drombeg Duke

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

upset in stalls, in touch with leaders, pushed along briefly, midfield when pushed along over 2f out, bit short of room and switched right when keeping on under 2f out, ridden and went third inside final furlong, nearest finish (jockey said gelding acted up badly in the stalls)

5/1

3rd

11

(13)

29th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 54y

17:30 Roscommon

Drombeg Duke

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third final strides

8/1

Form: 1-2722

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Four wins for Garvan Donnelly; unlucky not to score this season, especially when mugged on the line at Limerick early this month; will need a smart exit from a bad enough draw and has the credentials to go close.
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12th

2

(8)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Earls

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has won the last two renewals of this race and the fun has continued with a recent four-timer, from 6f to 1m; clearly in the form of his life and commands the utmost respect despite a career-high mark.

7/2

1st

9

(10)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Listowel

Earls

8st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in midfield, headway on near side of group when pushed along from 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final 110yds, led final strides

11/2

1st

5

(1)

29th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 54y

17:30 Roscommon

Earls

9st 6lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, pushed along 2f out, headway and ridden over 1f out, made challenge inside final furlong, ran on to lead inside final 110yds

6/1

Form: 08-002

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Back to form when narrowly failing to get up in a Tipperary handicap last month; 2lb higher and the champion jockey booked; can be a factor here.
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No Results Found

Form: 754-03 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Close third in a Limerick handicap early this month; poor draw and probably better over 1m; others preferred.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

8

(5)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

14:10 Galway

Starting Monday

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

Both wins have come on testing ground; not helped by early interference at Listowel; Killarney second gives him a definite chance; worth noting he is 4lb lower than when fourth in this event 12 months ago.

8/1

2nd

8

(7)

1st Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:40 Killarney

Starting Monday

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

prominent, ridden 2f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

13/2

7th

14

(4)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Starting Monday

9st 9lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Gillian Scott

bumped start, in rear, pushed along 2f out, switched right when short of room and hampered over 1f out, kept on, never dangerous

14/1

Form: 36-322 D

Last run: 123 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Winner for Archie Watson in Britain; placed in a trio of Dundalk handicaps early in the year; visored here and not easy to assess but no real surprise should he run well.
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5th

12

(15)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Super Over

9st 2lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D P Coakley

Goes well here but he was all out to win a C&D handicap last time and this is harder.

14/1

16

(1)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

21:00 Dundalk (AW)

Super Over

8st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: D P Coakley

1st

9

(6)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Super Over

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: D P Coakley

prominent, nudged along disputing second under 2f out, ridden and made challenge inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, hard ridden towards finish, just held on (trainer said, regarding apparent improvement in form, gelding never let himself down on the ground at Leopardstown, previously at Galway, his charge had no luck in running and did not handle the track; he also felt that his charge had a liking for the surface here at Dundalk)

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 24-111

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
In terrific form for his current trainer, completing a hat-trick when landing a big-field Curragh handicap last month; up a total of 17lb but hard to say his improvement has stopped; draw is a negative though.
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2nd

9

(17)

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Dunum

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

in touch with leaders on outer, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and went second towards finish

11/2

Form: 0-3145 D BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Curragh winner in May and fair efforts off revised mark since; needs to find more and not well-drawn for a hold-up horse.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(13)

23rd Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Dundalk (AW)

Midnight Fire

9st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

raced freely, prominent

20/1

14th

7

(10)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Curragh

Midnight Fire

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

raced far side, in touch with leaders, pushed along when prominent from under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

22/1

12th

16

(13)

7th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:45 Cork

Midnight Fire

9st 4lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

midfield, in touch with leaders when pushed along over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, soon weakened

16/1

Form: 2-8188

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Game winner of a 6f Dundalk handicap in April but well held twice since on Turf and AW; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried here but others preferred.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(8)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Plezantlysurprised

10st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

C&D winner in April, now 4lb lower after six unplaced runs, the last four on turf; hard to be confident in.

16/1

16

(13)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Plezantlysurprised

9st 4lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

C&D winner in April, now 2lb lower after six unplaced runs, the last four on turf; possibly not a lost cause but hard to be confident at the same time; second reserve.

7th

3

(3)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:00 Cork

Plezantlysurprised

10st 0lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

prominent towards far side, pushed along from 3f out, outpaced when ridden from 2f out, soon no impression

25/1

Form: 9310-0 CD

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark towards the end of last season but has been a long way below that form in two runs since, including Roscommon reappearance; drop back to 7f far from certain to suit.
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10th

20

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 57y

12:50 Punchestown

Excuzio Joe

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

Three-time Flat winner; effective on soft and heavy; in good form lately, placed in competitive handicaps at Leopardstown and Galway (where she has won twice); merits respect.

12/1

2nd

1

(3)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

14:10 Galway

Excuzio Joe

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, disputed lead on inner before halfway, slight lead going okay 3f out, went clear when pushed along home turn, ridden 1f out, reduced lead and hard pressed inside final furlong, headed final strides

7/1

3rd

12

(15)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Excuzio Joe

8st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield, pushed along 2f out, good headway disputing third 1f out, briefly went second inside final furlong, kept on

16/1

Betting Forcast

8/1 Shawaamekh, 12/1 Chavajod, 14/1 Half Nutz, 10/1 Church Mountain, 14/1 Dragon Of Malta, 12/1 Loingseoir, 10/1 Ransom, 6/1 Drombeg Duke, 8/1 Earls, 12/1 Mean Fomhair, 14/1 Starting Monday, 16/1 Super Over, 13/2 Dunum, 14/1 Midnight Fire, 25/1 Plezantlysurprised, 20/1 Excuzio Joe

Non-runners

Heavenly Power, My Minervina, Zephron

Verdict

A competitive race and hard to discount many of them. Dunum comes here searching for a four-timer but there is no guarantee that the handicapper has him yet. Drombeg Duke and Earls also come here in good form, while the likes of Church Mountain and Mean Fomhair will have their supporters. A tentative vote goes to top-weight SHAWAAMEKH who doesn't run a bad race and is a very straightforward ride from the front. He should be thereabouts. [Justin O'Hanlon]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shawaamekh

TOPSPEED:

Midnight Fire

RP Ratings (IRE):

Loingseoir

POSTDATA:

Earls

The Irish Sun:

Shawaamekh