July 27 / 19.15 Galway

19.15 Galway

Good To Yielding

Tote Guarantee On All Irish & UK Races (Q.R.) Maiden

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 1m 4f 43y
  • 21 runners
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Tote Guarantee On All Irish & UK Races (Q.R.) Maiden

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Dual winner over hurdles last season and off the mark on second attempt chasing with ready win in Limerick beginners contest a week ago on good ground; represents top yard but Patrick Mullins elects to rider Hallowed Star.
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9th

11

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Dads Lad

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

always towards rear (jockey said gelding hung left-handed throughout)

11/2

1st

6

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

15:15 Cheltenham

Dads Lad

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, jumped left on occasions, in rear but in touch with leaders, headway after 10th, hung left from 3 out, went second before 2 out, pressed leader last, pushed along and hung left when led run-in, kept on

4/1

5th

18

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Listowel

Dads Lad

10st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon pressed leader, pushed along when raced in second 2 out, ridden and weakened run-in

15/2

Form: 05-

Last run: 349 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Useful winning hurdler/chaser not seen since two Flat outings last summer, down the field in this race (slowly away) and then a fair fifth at Tramore for today's rider; fitted with a tongue tie; hard to see him featuring.
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10th

3

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Duc D’allier

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, pushed along but lost position before 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

6/1

7th

5

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:30 Tramore

Duc D’allier

11st 0lb

J: Ms J A Roche

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, good headway and went second halfway, pushed along and lost second under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

16/1

Form:

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Moderate maiden hurdle form and last of 14 in last month's Ballinrobe Flat maiden; impossible to fancy.
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9th

21

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:15 Navan

Elle Dorado Rock

10st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, headway into midfield home turn, ridden after 3 out, well held from 2 out

14/1

17

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Elle Dorado Rock

11st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

First reserve; signs of ability on the Flat lately and no surprise if there's more to come from him in this sphere; handicap bow.

10th

8

(3)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

17:35 Galway

Elle Dorado Rock

9st 4lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: A J Martin

Has been brought along quietly over hurdles and on the Flat; bit more at Killarney last twice, including when sixth of 12 (Mr Mills second) on handicap bow over similar trip to this; should continue to progress.

10/1

Form: 4-22

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Won a handicap hurdle at this meeting last year (good ground) and reappeared in the spring to finish runner-up in Flat maidens at both Gowran and Roscommon on softer ground, good effort latter occasion when staying on after slow start behind a useful winner; seemingly kept by for this meeting since and Patrick Mullins taking the ride takes the eye.
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4

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 180y

13:03 Punchestown

Hallowed Star

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, went second 3rd, lost two places before 5th, not fluent 6th, in touch with leaders when fell 4 out

2/1

1st

5

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 110y

15:35 Galway

Hallowed Star

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

made all, clear early, reduced lead 8th, faced challenge but going okay 2 out, pushed along when went clear again after last, soon ridden briefly, easily

6/4

2nd

1

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

18:45 Galway

Hallowed Star

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, not fluent and pecked on landing 2 out, joined last, pushed along on inner and headed by winner after last, ridden and no extra run-in

7/4

Form: 344-

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Second runner for the Mee's; ran well in bumper at this meeting last year before winning at Ballinrobe; creditable runs in Flat maidens last autumn would give him place claims but Hallowed Star seemingly the better-fancied.
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1st

12

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Merlin Giant

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent in chasing group, headway and went second after 3 out, led going easily before 2 out, nudged along and went clear run-in, readily

6/1

4th

5

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Merlin Giant

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

midfield, headway after 3 out, in touch with leaders when ridden after 2 out, went fourth approaching last, no extra run-in

9/2

1st

10

30th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 150y

14:00 Galway

Merlin Giant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

tracked leader, going best when led but jumped right last, ridden and went clear run-in

7/2

Form: 004

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Ballinrobe fourth a step in the right direction but likely loads more required here.
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10th

7

(17)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:20 Clonmel

Srowland Jack

9st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Adrian Sexton

towards rear, pushed along under 3f out, minor headway when ridden on near side of group from 2f out, switched right 1f out, kept on final 110yds

33/1

5th

2

(6)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Roscommon

Srowland Jack

10st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Adrian Sexton

dwelt start, towards rear, some headway on inner and in touch with leaders 4f out, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Decent bumper performer, winning last two, at Ballinrobe and Down Royal (good) under today's rider; interesting now switched to the Flat and respected.
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No Results Found

Form: 23

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful handicap hurdler has shaped very well in two recent Flat maidens won by talented jumpers, at Roscommon and Ballinrobe; has since joined Emmet Mullins and has to be considered.
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14th

8

(2)

25th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Thousand Tears

8st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Emmet Mullins

Dual hurdles winner and went close in a couple of 1m4f Flat maidens in the summer; unseated early in a Cork handicap hurdle on Sunday; not that easy to assess and yet to race on this surface but certainly worth a market check.

8/1

5

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Cork

Thousand Tears

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

Both hurdles wins for previous yard came over this trip albeit on better ground; some useful flat form this summer before joining current trainer, most recently (big market drifter) reluctant to race and never travelling before effectively pulling himself up in last weekend's Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham; big drop in class here but last weekend's performance a worry.

11/2

9

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Thousand Tears

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Emmet Mullins

midfield, dropped to rear and pushed along after 1st, not fluent and pulled up quickly 4 out

5/1

Form: /080-7

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
7yo has made no impression in five starts in maidens; big outsider.
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11th

10

(14)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Conamore

9st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Noel Henley

midfield, in touch with leaders when nudged along under 4f out, lost position home turn, dropped to rear when ridden and no impression under 2f out

25/1

13th

11

(16)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:20 Clonmel

Conamore

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Noel Henley

always towards rear, ridden and no extra from 3f out, soon weakened, eased under 2f out

25/1

19

(17)

26th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 110y

19:40 Tipperary

Conamore

8st 10lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Noel Henley

First reserve; little to show for her efforts in maidens; others preferred.

Form: 43/

Last run: 687 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Likeable mare a bumper winner and three-time hurdles winner; hasn't run since March however, although surpassed herself when fourth in this race in 2020.
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1st

4

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Dollys Destination

11st 9lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

towards rear, steady headway before 3 out, pressed leaders when ridden after 2 out, led when not fluent last, faced strong challenge but kept on well towards finish, just did enough

7/1

2nd

1

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Punchestown

Dollys Destination

11st 12lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

held up in rear, steady headway before 2 out, went second going okay approaching last, ridden when made challenge but held run-in, no match for winner

7/1

7th

2

(2)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

19:40 Galway

Dollys Destination

9st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gary McGill

pushed along briefly, held up in behind leaders, pushed along from under 4f out, ridden when joined leaders over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, soon weakened (jockey said mare hung left during the race)

14/1

Form: 922- BF

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Decent level of form in 3 juvenile maidens last autumn on soft/heavy; gelded since and belated reappearance suggests all has not been straightforward; close relative Flying Scotsman won over C&D; jockey booking certainly encouraging.
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3rd

3

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:25 Fairyhouse

Comfort Zone

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in midfield

5/2

1st

2

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Navan

Comfort Zone

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

11/2

1st

5

(7)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Roscommon

Comfort Zone

9st 8lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, going best on outer 2f out, slightly hampered under 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and made sustained challenge final furlong, just got up

8/11

Form: 640

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tipperary run on testing ground was promising but tame Leopardstown run raises questions.
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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Zoffany gelding cost 45,000gns as a yearling; second foal; half-brother to US Graded stakes-placed 8.5f 2yo turf winner Editor At Large (RPR 102); dam 7f 2yo winner (94), sister to US 1m2f Gr 1 winner Bolshoi Ballet; yard in such good form this newcomer has to be respected, especially if strong in the market.
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4th

6

(1)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Roscommon

Mighty Mo Missouri

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

soon led, joined 4f out, ridden when hung left and lost position under 2f out, weakening when slightly hampered over 1f out, soon no extra

9/1

Form: 54

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Promise both starts in Curragh maidens, notably over this trip 10 days ago when just denied third; place claims at least.
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2nd

7

(3)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Roscommon

Monarchs Brae

9st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: D K Weld

prominent, headway and pressed leaders on inner after 5f, disputed lead 4f out, ridden and led 2f out, faced sustained challenge final furlong, headed post

4/1

Form: 8336

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Fair level of form in maidens this summer, notably Fairyhouse third over this trip; too free last time and now tried hooded.
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5th

11

(12)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 1f 0y

14:00 Curragh

Only For Me

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

prominent, soon raced in second, ridden under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

8/1

8th

12

(1)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Only For Me

8st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

led, 5 lengths ahead halfway, pushed along and much reduced lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, soon weakened

14/1

2nd

8

(1)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

17:05 Gowran Park

Only For Me

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

raced freely, led, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong, headed towards finish, saddle slipped final strides (jockey said his saddle slipped coming to the line)

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Galileo half-brother to 7 winners inc top-class miler Excelebration and high class perfomer up to 10.5f Lancaster Bomber; dam placed over 1m1f/1m3f; superbly-bred newcomer making somewhat belated debut and market likely best guide.
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6th

9

(10)

12th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Cork

Porthos

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders, pushed along and ran green from over 3f out, close up when ridden but no extra over 1f out, no impression when intimidated by rival inside final furlong (jockey said colt got a bump in the straight)

20/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Last of 13 in Killarney 2yo maiden last autumn, his only start.
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No Results Found

Form: 87

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 10lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Pair of midfield finishes in maidens earlier in the summer and seems a more likely one for handicaps.
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21th

8

(3)

19th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Goonyaboyya

9st 6lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent on inner, lost second 6f out, ridden and lost third over 4f out, soon lost position and beaten, tailed off from over 2f out

20/1

21

(14)

13th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Goonyaboyya

9st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Matthew J Smith

Third reserve; not disgraced on handicap bow at Listowel but held by several of these on that form; blinkers.

18

(16)

5th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:55 Tipperary

Goonyaboyya

8st 8lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Matthew J Smith

Second reserve; promise on debut but hasn't built on that twice since; feasibly treated now handicapping.

Form: 6

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
First reserve; fair form in good ground bumpers last summer, not discredited on recent Flat debut but hard to see her featuring here.
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12th

2

(9)

2nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

18:40 Down Royal

Bambeano

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Mark Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear early, prominent on outer after 2f, pressed leaders when shaken up over 3f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, dropped to rear and eased over 1f out

20/1

8th

3

(7)

15th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 80y

19:00 Roscommon

Bambeano

9st 9lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Mark Fahey

lost many lengths start, in rear, pushed along 3f out, minor headway final furlong, never dangerous

8/1

Form: 70

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Second reserve; hasn't been sighted in two maidens, will be of more interest when tackling handicaps.
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19th

12

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Navan

Secret Rock

11st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

No real fireworks on the Flat (rated 55) but some encouragement in pedigree that he could come into his own over hurdles; likely best watched.

33/1

20

(7)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

17:00 Galway

Secret Rock

9st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: A J Martin

Last of 12 on handicap debut at Killarney; not much better at Gowran; no appeal despite trainer's fine record with his handicap runners here; second reserve.

13th

9

(16)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

15:00 Gowran Park

Secret Rock

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

slowly away, in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, minor headway final furlong, never dangerous

20/1

Form: 082294

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; modest and exposed maiden, seemingly little chance here.
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9th

6

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 188y

15:50 Thurles

Nusra

11st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: G Ahern

24-race maiden and 0-3 over timber; not a bad run when beaten 20l at Listowel in September but she didn't build on that at Thurles subsequently; probably on tough enough mark for handicap debut.

10/1

18

20th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 149y

15:45 Thurles

Nusra

11st 8lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: G Ahern

Third reserve; long-standing maiden on the level and shown little over hurdles so far.

15

14th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Tramore

Nusra

10st 11lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: G Ahern

20-race maiden on the Flat, placed five times for Edward O'Grady; fit from three Flat runs since joining this stable; no hurdling experience; second reserve.

Betting Forcast

Dads Lad, Duc D’allier, Elle Dorado Rock, Hallowed Star, Merlin Giant, Srowland Jack, The Last Mardi, Thousand Tears, Conamore, Dollys Destination, Comfort Zone, Fourofakind, Mighty Mo Missouri, Monarchs Brae, Only For Me, Porthos, Stupor Mundi, Goonyaboyya, Bambeano, Secret Rock, Nusra