July 28 / 15.20 Galway

15.20 Galway

Good To Yielding

Rockshore Handicap

  • Prize money: £8676.47
  • 1m 0f 98y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 1m 47s
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Rockshore Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 100-05

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Ran well here twice in 2020; only three runs last year, losing his form but a decent Gowran effort last time and has prospects with visor on; non-runner (reserve) in the 6.40 here Tuesday.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

14

(17)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Soaring Monarch

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, led halfway, pushed along under 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

1st

8

(11)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Soaring Monarch

9st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, soon went third, ridden and made challenge 1f out, soon led narrowly, pushed out towards finish

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 37-001 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Former premier handicap winner came back to form with 7f Naas win last time on stable debut; has won at 1m but raised 6lb for today; good draw, though.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

13

(25)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Big Baby Bull

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear of midfield, pushed along towards rear under 2f out, ridden and kept on strongly against near rail inside final furlong, not reach leaders

12/1

4th

3

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Big Baby Bull

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield and in touch with leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression until kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

7/2

2nd

4

(3)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Big Baby Bull

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent on inner, pushed along and went fourth home turn, waiting for room inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well towards far side inside final 110yds, went second towards finish, no match for winner

8/1

33/1

  • Place: £12.90

Form: 5030/9 D

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Came back after an absence this year and running mostly over hurdles; was poor on the Flat last time; needs a revival.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(16)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:57 Naas

Onlyhuman

9st 13lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

soon led, headed after 4f

14/1

12th

3

(6)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Onlyhuman

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

sweating, prominent in chasing group, pushed along under 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

13/2

3rd

4

(13)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Listowel

Onlyhuman

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

pushed along briefly, prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along 2f out, soon ridden, went second and made challenge inside final furlong, kept on well but lost second final strides

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 75-092

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Best form has come on softer ground, as when second at Roscommon in May; likely needs rain to ease conditions.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(1)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Naas

Cosmic Vega

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

raced in second, led going easily 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

10/1

5th

4

(6)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Cosmic Vega

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden and briefly went second 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

1st

1

(8)

1st Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:40 Killarney

Cosmic Vega

10st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

midfield, smooth headway under 3f out, prominent 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish

7/1

Form: 5/800- CD

Last run: 362 days

W: 9st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won three races at this meeting in 2019; gone off the boil recent times and was well beaten over hurdles here three days ago.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(15)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

One Cool Poet

9st 6lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

slowly into stride, took keen hold, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

14/1

14th

15

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

One Cool Poet

10st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Matthew J Smith

towards rear, dropped to last when slipped and jockey lost iron briefly after 5th, headway on outer 3 out, mistake and weakened 2 out (jockey said gelding slipped rounding the bend at the top of the hill causing him to become unbalanced and lose his right iron which he regained shortly; vet reported gelding was stiff behind)

12/1

2nd

3

11th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 60y

14:20 Punchestown

One Cool Poet

12st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield, headway before 2 out, joined leaders going okay after 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and every chance after last, kept on well towards finish, no match for winner

6/1

Form: 461634 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won this race last year off a 4lb lower mark; solid runs in defeat lately after winning at Cork in May and a good draw helps this front-runner today.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

8

(9)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Cork

Dedillon

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

pushed along briefly, soon midfield, towards rear of midfield when pushed along on near side of group 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7/1

6th

10

(2)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Dedillon

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, pushed along and in touch with leaders under 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

8/1

OUR TIP
7th
7 (8)
Plunkett

5/1

Form: 2-1231 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
In cracking form and career-best at Leopardstown last time over 7f; stays this trip fine but is 8lb higher today; has run well here before, so has to go on the shortlist.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(12)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Plunkett

10st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul W Flynn

towards rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

16/1

5th

4

(9)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 164y

15:00 Navan

Plunkett

9st 6lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield, nudged along halfway, ridden 2f out, disputing fourth inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

18/1

8th

6

(5)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Listowel

Plunkett

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

soon midfield, going okay 2f out, short of room under 2f out, switched left 1f out, keeping on until hampered final 110yds, no impression towards finish

5/1

10/1

Form: 3159-0 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden here last year but didn't progress after; not a bad comeback at the Curragh when unfancied but can improve from that and return to here could re-ignite the spark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

15

(6)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Sherkin Island

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakening when hampered inside final 110yds

10/1

Form: 050-61 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Admirable sort won his seventh race when scoring at Ballinrobe last time; should be thereabouts but more needed off 6lb higher now.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

4

(7)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

14:10 Galway

Takeachancejimmy

9st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Gained the most recent of his seven wins at Ballinrobe in July; well held four runs since; very hard to fancy against that background.

33/1

14th

3

(5)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Takeachancejimmy

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

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

25/1

13th

3

(9)

21st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:12 Sandown

Takeachancejimmy

9st 10lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

always towards rear

16/1

18/1

Form: -00650

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Disappointing last twice over further but is handicapped to go well on last year's form and blinkers might help in that regard.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15th

8

(17)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Miss Myers

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: M C Grassick

prominent, pushed along and weakened quickly under 3f out, eased final furlong

66/1

6th

7

(14)

25th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Miss Myers

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, headway over 2f out, pushed along and short of room over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

28/1

4

(4)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

18:30 Sligo

Miss Myers

9st 6lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: M C Grassick

Beat Pachmena in this last year; has shown little since then, although a little bit of encouragement when tried in in blinkers at Galway, and now 7lb lower than a year ago.

14/1

Form: 000050

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
First reserve; dual AW winner ran a fine race at Killarney but was beaten 6.5l in the 7.50 Galway Tuesday, so work to do.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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

15/2

Form: 054311

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won twice (6/7f) in the space of four days this month, at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown; 8lb higher makes this much tougher and just about stays this trip.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(1)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ampeson

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick J McKenna

pushed along briefly, prominent, pushed along to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well but headed final strides

8/1

4th

12

(9)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

21:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ampeson

8st 8lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Patrick J McKenna

prominent

9/1

11/1

Form: 264093 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Has run well here in the past and put in a solid Fairyhouse third last time; has a tough draw to contend with today, though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(7)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Comfort Line

9st 6lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield, ridden when switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

8/1

9th

3

(5)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Comfort Line

9st 11lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent, led at steady pace after 1f, joined 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/2

4th

5

(12)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Listowel

Comfort Line

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield, pushed along on near side of group 2f out, headway when ridden 1f out, ran on inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

13/2

Form: 0-5715 CD BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Won twice at this meeting last year and notched a fourth career win at Ballinrobe last month; below form at Killarney last time and a tough draw but loves it here, so not ruled out.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16

(7)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Imposing Supreme

9st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Gibney

Second reserve; some useful runs in defeat on turf of late, notably short of room when close fourth at Cork; tame run at Killarney last Saturday however.

7th

7

(2)

1st Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:40 Killarney

Imposing Supreme

9st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Thomas Gibney

led, headed after 1f, pushed along and led again 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened

5/1

4th

12

(2)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Cork

Imposing Supreme

8st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, pressed leaders going okay over 2f out, soon not clear run repeatedly, switched left and ran on when ridden final 110yds, not reach leaders

25/1

22/1

Form: 0505-0 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Six-time AW winner is entitled to have come on for seasonal debut at Fairyhouse but has only won once on Turf, so others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

9

(13)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

21:00 Dundalk (AW)

Whatharm

8st 13lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Patrick J Flynn

held up in rear

16/1

11th

4

(8)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Whatharm

9st 10lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Patrick J Flynn

took keen hold, soon towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, hung left over 1f out, ridden briefly inside final furlong, eased towards finish

20/1

8th

5

(5)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Whatharm

9st 8lb

J: Conor Hoban

T: Patrick J Flynn

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

12/1

Form: 120/21

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Turf maiden won his second AW race last time; that is solid form and should go well off 5lb higher, though drawn quite wide.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(16)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:30 Leopardstown

Crescent Lake

12st 7lb

J: Michelle O’Brien

T: Terence O’Brien

.

9/1

6th

9

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Crescent Lake

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

towards rear, headway from 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, keeping on when jumped slightly right 2 out, ridden but no extra run-in

14/1

11th

9

(14)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Crescent Lake

9st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Terence O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 3f out, ridden but no impression from over 2f out

12/1

Form: 100613 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Backed up Limerick win with a solid Curragh effort behind a filly who got loose in front; same mark and can be thereabouts again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

(14)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Navan

Aurora Princess

9st 13lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Mrs John Harrington

Five-time winner won twice over this trip at Limerick this season; bounced back from two poor efforts with a decent run at Clonmel over almost 1m2f last time; of interest down 2lb.

12/1

5th

1

(1)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:50 Clonmel

Aurora Princess

10st 2lb

J: D M Simmonson

T: Mrs John Harrington

soon towards rear of midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden under 2f out, headway when switched right over 1f out, kept on towards far side final 110yds, not reach leaders

14/1

8th

1

(5)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

18:30 Sligo

Aurora Princess

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

in rear throughout, pushed along from 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

12/1

Non-runners

Flaming Moon, Church Mountain, Mulgrave, Starting Monday

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Payout
Exacta €55.70
Straight Forecast €50.30
Tricast €2023.81
Trifecta €724.50

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Cosmic Vega

SPOTLIGHT:

Sherkin Island

POSTDATA:

Plunkett

The Irish Sun:

Soaring Monarch

TOPSPEED:

Cosmic Vega