July 28 / 17.40 Galway

17.40 Galway

Good To Yielding

Guinness 0.0% Handicap

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 18 runners
RTV
View Course
Guinness 0.0% Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £40.00
  • Place: £6.90

Form: 000-09

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won since her handicap debut as a 2yo and her recent form needs to be improved upon.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(4)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:57 Naas

Star Image

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

held up in rear

18/1

3rd

10

(11)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Star Image

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

held up in rear, headway against far rail under 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden and switched left over 1f out, ran on well and went third inside final 110yds

33/1

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 951-83

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Won a Gowran nursery on soft ground last year but coped fine with a sound surface when third over 1m2f at Naas earlier this month; has prospects of staying this trip but wide draw is a negative; blinkers tried.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

14

(5)

13th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Pale Moonlight

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway over 3f out, hampered over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

7th

15

6th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Thurles

Pale Moonlight

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

towards rear, midfield halfway, in touch with leaders when ridden over 2f out, soon no impression but kept on

7/1

12

(14)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Tramore

Pale Moonlight

8st 11lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: D K Weld

Best form is with an ease and was just pegged back on the line by Star Image in a Galway handicap; a bit more reliable than that filly and every chance of turning the tables; major player here.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 9256-

Last run: 287 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Placed twice over 7f for Phillip Makin in UK last year; makes handicap/stable debut over a trip which she is bred to stay, so is worth watching in the market.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(1)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Libby

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden and went fourth 2f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well

9/2

7th

2

(13)

1st Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 50y

16:50 Killarney

Libby

9st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never on terms

6/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -91733 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Won over 7f at this meeting in 2020 and scored over hurdles here three days ago; good Flat efforts the last twice and a player off 3lb higher despite a wide draw.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Darkened

11st 7lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Fair dual-purpose sort in good form this year, three wins including Tipperary Flat handicap in testing ground; fitness assured and one to consider.

5/2

10th

2

(16)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no chance over 1f out

16/1

3rd

1

(14)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 60y

14:25 Killarney

Darkened

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway on outer 2f out, still plenty to do 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, went third final strides, nearest finish

12/1

Form: 908

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Three respectable maiden runs over 1m, notably when roughly 10l behind Oaks winner Tuesday; yard remains in top form and market support for handicap debut raised in trip would be significant.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

15

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

12:20 Punchestown

Komedy Kicks

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs John Harrington

Five-race maiden on the Flat; looked like a future handicap winner when last seen, finishing second of 18 over 1m4f at Galway in September; 67 rating suggests she may struggle against a few of these rivals.

14/1

5th

17

(19)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Komedy Kicks

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 3f out, keeping on when bit short of room home turn, ridden and rallied from over 1f out, kept on

10/1

14/1

Form: 74635

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Maiden has run solid races in defeat the last twice over 1m1f and 1m5f; this slightly shorter trip can help but still needs more off the same mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

15

(2)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Flash Of Dawn

9st 3lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

led, joined after 4f, soon led again, ridden over 2f out, headed and weakened inside final furlong

14/1

22/1

Form: 4-9067

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
AW winner didn't run badly on last Flat start at the Curragh over 1m1f and has a squeak on that form if staying; poor over hurdles last time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

1

(17)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Bears Hug

10st 2lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: Adrian Sexton

prominent on outer, pressed leader from over 5f out, ridden from 2f out, lost position over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

1st

1

(4)

21st Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Bears Hug

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Adrian Sexton

upset in stalls, prominent, led after 1f, pushed along 2f out, ridden from 1f out, faced strong challenge final 110yds, hard ridden and kept on well towards finish, gamely

16/1

5th

5

(4)

15th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Roscommon

Bears Hug

9st 11lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield on outer, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final 110yds

14/1

13/2

Form: 250-81 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Was unfancied when got off the mark in a Bellewstown handicap (sft) earlier this month; needs more from 7lb higher but has run well on a sound surface before.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Listowel

Rock On Pedro

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

in touch with leaders, short of room and bumped on turn after 1st, not fluent 4th, headway when not fluent 3 out, soon went second, ridden 2 out, soon no chance with winner

7/2

4th

2

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Wexford

Rock On Pedro

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Eoin Doyle

midfield, slightly hampered 1st, not fluent and bumped rival 2nd, pushed along but bit short of room before 2 out, kept on when in the clear approaching last, ridden but no extra run-in

20/1

7th

1

(10)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

20:00 Tramore

Rock On Pedro

10st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: Eoin Doyle

towards rear, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and some headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

10/1

9th
13 (13)
Observing

6/1

Form: 306003

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Some decent runs in maidens over shorter and was held up to get this trip at Limerick last time but ultimately had too much to do in the straight; should go well off the same mark today.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

14

(1)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Observing

8st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: R P Cody

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden and briefly led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

10/1

9th

13

(13)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Observing

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: R P Cody

towards rear, pushed along and some headway on outer from under 3f out, ridden but no extra home straight (jockey said gelding lugged right 2f out)

6/1

10th
11 (8)
Dammit

9/1

Form: -13053 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
AW winner over this trip in March has been running respectably on Turf lately, including when didn't get the clearest run at Leopardstown last time; nice draw and a chance.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

(8)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Dammit

9st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened home straight

9/1

20/1

Form: 502-09

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Won twice over fences lately, though not as good on handicap debut at Wexford; needs to improve from recent Flat outing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

1st Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:37 Gowran Park

Na Caith Tobac

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Paul W Flynn

Went close at Kilbeggan in August but two lesser efforts last month including back over timber from his lower hurdle mark a fortnight ago; 2-5 over fences though and there may be more to come in this sphere; best form on good; engaged at Gowran on Friday.

7/1

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:02 Gowran Park

Na Caith Tobac

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul W Flynn

led, joined after 4th, disputed lead when fell heavily 5th

10/1

6th

10

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Na Caith Tobac

10st 8lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Paul W Flynn

took keen hold, led, headed and prominent 5 out, lost position and pushed along after 3 out, no impression after 2 out, beaten when mistake last

8/1

20/1

Form: -03398

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Maiden ran well in handicaps over 7f/1m earlier this year but has been below that level the last twice; needs to find more stepping up in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

16

(12)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Dane Fete

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, soon short of room and lost position, ridden but no impression home straight

20/1

25/1

Form: 03538-

Last run: 232 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Maiden under all codes has been running over hurdles in the spring; has a squeak if back to some of the form she showed at Dundalk.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(1)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ghumama

10st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Only success in 25 runs came over C&D in August; latest effort here over 1m4f wasn't too shoddy and has each-way claims.

12/1

5th

7

(2)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ghumama

9st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent

22/1

6th

10

(16)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ghumama

9st 3lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, not clear run but kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

20/1

Form: 175465 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Won his fifth race when making all at Navan in April but struggled a bit off higher marks after; however, is now back down to that winning mark, so is dangerous at a track where he runs well, including when third in this last year.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(7)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Magnetic North

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

1m6f on deep ground too far last time but this might be too sharp as 1m4f seems just the ticket; all wins have been on turf.

10/1

13th

5

(17)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Magnetic North

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

led, joined 4f out, pushed along 3f out, headed under 2f out, weakened over 1f out

14/1

2nd

8

(11)

13th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Magnetic North

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced in second, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final 110yds, no extra towards finish

16/1

Form: -00800

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Modest form on last number of starts and needs to return to previous best to feature.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

3

(3)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Party Moon

9st 11lb

J: Sean Davis

T: David Peter Dunne

slowly away, always towards rear, dropped to last from 4f out, pushed along from over 3f out, ridden briefly when no impression over 1f out, kept on

14/1

15th

1

(7)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Party Moon

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: David Peter Dunne

slowly away, always towards rear

33/1

16th
5 (5)
Big Challenge

40/1

Form: 06-000

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Has lost his form in the last year and needs a revival to feature.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

5

(5)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Big Challenge

9st 13lb

J: J Cleary

T: R Donohoe

pressed leader, briefly disputed lead after 4f, ridden and weakened from under 3f out

40/1

28/1

Form: 189/0- D

Last run: 389 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Dual winner ran respectably over hurdles when last seen but needs to get back to old Flat form to feature.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15th

5

(13)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

19:10 Galway

Millford Sound

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear of midfield early, towards rear when pushed along over 3f out, no impression when bit short of room over 2f out, never going well (jockey said gelding did not travel during this race)

25/1

17th

4

(15)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Galway

Millford Sound

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

midfield, ridden 4f out, no impression when bit short of room 3f out, soon weakened

28/1

Form: 300/50

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Maiden returned after an absence this year; disappointing in a Curragh handicap last time over 1m1f and this trip will have to improve him.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

1

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

King Arthurs Sword

11st 12lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: M D O’Callaghan

65-rated flat handicapper got off the mark at Leopardstown last month, race may have come too soon when well beaten 4 days later; two hurdle runs in March 2021 moderate, stopping quickly on heavy ground when favourite on debut; tried hooded now for hurdles return but may be of more interest when tackling handicaps.

33/1

18th

7

(4)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

King Arthurs Sword

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

midfield, pushed along 3f out, weakened and eased under 2f out

13/2

1st

17

(9)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

King Arthurs Sword

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

in touch with leaders, good headway over 1f out, ridden and made challenge inside final furlong, kept on well to lead towards finish

4/1

Non-runners

Folly Beach, French Company, Eagle Terrace

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €481.40
Straight Forecast €369.44
Tricast €3713.85
Trifecta €5564.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Observing

POSTDATA:

Dane Fete

The Irish Sun:

Na Caith Tobac

RP Ratings (IRE):

Magnetic North