November 25 / 20.00 Dundalk (AW)

20.00

Standard

Graeme Woods Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £8180.67
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Graeme Woods Memorial Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 835321 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
In good form at this venue since rejoining this stable after a spell with Jack Davidson; twice placed before carrying a big weight to victory nine days ago; up 6lb but still nicely weighted in this company.
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5th

2

(2)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dandyville

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: M G Quinn

Seven wins include three at this track, the last of them over this trip in October; placed on his last two visits and was in front of several of these when beaten only a neck over 6f three weeks ago; generally reliable over the past 15 months in terms of finishing position but has regularly been a beaten favourite; first run for this yard.

4/1

2nd

2

(3)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dandyville

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

soon disputed lead, raced in second from over 4f out

7/2

3rd

2

(3)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dandyville

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

started quickly, soon prominent, challenging when ridden over 1f out, kept on but no extra final 110yds

5/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 013121 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Three-time course winner for Michael Halford; won at Naas on return from break/yard debut before a solid effort on the beach at Laytown; won over 7f here in September, coped well with 10lb rise when runner-up over same trip in mid-October; improvement sustained to gain C&D win two weeks ago; Adam Caffrey 3-3 on her.
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7th

2

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Hodds Girl

9st 7lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Prolific winner at Dundalk, most recently a 7f handicap in January off 4lb lower; respectable efforts twice since but she'll do well to better last year's third in this race.

14/1

3rd

6

(3)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Hodds Girl

9st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Seven-time winner here including in January when gaining reward for a string of solid runs with a comfortable win over 7f; rarely competes over this trip and may struggle to reverse recent C&D form with Freescape.

7/1

4th

2

(6)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Hodds Girl

10st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

dwelt start, towards rear, headway under 2f out, pressed leaders 1f out, no extra when bit short of room inside final 110yds

100/30

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 261243 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
In good form here on his last four starts, notching a win, a second, and a third in handicaps and another solid effort when fourth in a claimer; 5lb better off with Hodd's Girl compared to their meeting a fortnight ago, and should go close.
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3rd

11

(14)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Tai Sing Yeh

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

pushed along briefly, soon switched left and raced in second, led going okay towards far side over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

12/1

Form: 2U2817 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Good record on AW (4-11, placed four times), mainly over 7f but proving 6f was no issue with a comfortable success at Kempton on penultimate start for John Butler; unplaced off career-high 85 on final start; interesting to see he fares on Irish debut.
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5th

6

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Ivasecret

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

All wins on Polytrack, the most recent over C&D in February (3-8 at Kempton); shaped better than bare result on Newcastle Tapeta (7f) last time; well handicapped on peak form and unexposed at 1m; shortlisted.

13/2

5th

6

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Ivasecret

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

All wins on Polytrack, the most recent over C&D in February (3-8 at Kempton); shaped better than bare result on Newcastle Tapeta (7f) last time; well handicapped on peak form and unexposed at 1m; shortlisted.

13/2

6th

1

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ivasecret

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

Won when upped in trip at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) 11 days ago and close second at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) on Thursday; a third quick run in a row and a first taste of Tapeta are the question marks today, but he's a key player if his good form continues.

11/4

Form: 41-369 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Ex-Richard Hannon; ended his three-race juvenile campaign with a clear-cut 6f win at Chelmsford in November; ran twice at Wolverhampton in the spring; 14-1 when ninth of 14 behind Hodd's Girl here on Irish debut.
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5th

7

(1)

3rd Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Maritime Rules

9st 10lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

Respectable effort behind erstwhile stable companion Primo Uomo here in December over 5f and not beaten far over the same trip here last week; debuts for Darren Bunyan here and respected.

6/1

6th

7

(1)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Maritime Rules

8st 13lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Gerard O’Leary

6f winner for Richard Hannon at two; one of three runners here for his trainer; enjoys a significant turnaround with stablemate Primo Uomo relative to a December clash; unplaced at Newcastle last month.

7/1

5

(7)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Maritime Rules

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gerard O’Leary

15/2

6th
13 (5)
Shabaaby

16/1

Form: 807060 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
5f Bellewstown winner during the summer but recent form gives little cause for encouragement; all the same, better chance now than when 50-1 in a claimer here last time.
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4

(12)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Shabaaby

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ewan Whillans

slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear

20/1

10th

3

(8)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Shabaaby

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Sprung a 40-1 surprise at Wolverhampton in November (6f); unplaced in three runs since but he hasn't been beaten far on the last two occasions; not solid but he's capable on his good days.

16/1

Form: 667376 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner, including twice at this venue; stuck on a long losing run at present; will have his work cut to reverse recent C&D form with stablemate Hodd's Girl.
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9th

2

(3)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Is That Love

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: H D McGuigan

towards rear, keeping on when switched right over 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

6/1

12th

1

(21)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 164y

13:45 Navan

Is That Love

10st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Claimer win in August was for another yard over farther; more out than in since and risky even if creeping into a 0-70.

20/1

12th

7

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Is That Love

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: H D McGuigan

Long time since he won over this short a trip and hard to see him being involved.

14/1

Form: 500009 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Regressive in Britain after 5f York second in May; faded in a C&D claimer on Irish debut, and seems unlikely to reverse form with runner-up Pulse Of Shanghai or fourth-placed Tai Sing Yeh.
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8th

5

(1)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Dundalk (AW)

Sunday Sovereign

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Versatile in terms of trip and ground, scoring on soft at the Curragh recently; 0-6 on AW however and has a bit to prove at this stage but is well drawn.

100/30

8th

5

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Sunday Sovereign

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

soon led

10/1

Form: 684702 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Four of his five wins have come here but losing streak since a 5f success in March 2021; did not stay and finished with only one behind him in a 1m handicap last month; much better when dropped to 6f in a claimer last time.
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14th

5

(10)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pulse Of Shanghai

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Four-time course winner and solid recent form off this sort of mark puts him in the mix again; unable to get involved over 6f here last week and could do better back over this trip.

8/1

8th

11

(1)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Pulse Of Shanghai

8st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Four-time course winner and solid recent form off this sort of mark puts him in the mix again; good draw for prominent racer.

9/2

OUR TIP
10th
2 (8)
J J Jumbo

10/1

Form: 012065 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
7f course winner in July and ran well on AW at Deauville the following month; not beaten far on his last two visits here, and was taking on stronger opposition than this last time
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5th

2

(2)

1st Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:37 Dundalk (AW)

J J Jumbo

9st 4lb

J: Dean Curran

T: D J Bunyan

Sole win came over C&D from 5lb lower in July; has run some creditable races in defeat since but possibly a bit high in the handicap for now.

8/1

5th

3

(14)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

J J Jumbo

10st 1lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: D J Bunyan

Up in trip; course winner back in July over 7f; disappointing effort over 6f last time out, but had been running respectably prior to that; needs to improve for the extra distance.

28/1

10th

2

(8)

25th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

J J Jumbo

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: D J Bunyan

7f course winner in July and ran well on AW at Deauville the following month; not beaten far on his last two visits here, and was taking on stronger opposition than this last time

10/1

Form: 236130 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Some good runs in defeat at this venue last winter before getting off the mark in a 6f Fairyhouse maiden in July; good run over 7f at Gowran in August; below best back at 6f at this venue here four weeks ago.
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5th

2

(6)

5th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Hypernova

9st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced centre, prominent, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong

12/1

5th

6

(6)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

17:55 Fairyhouse

Hypernova

8st 11lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Sole win in 17 starts came in a C&D maiden last July; was regressive at Dundalk over the winter and was poor in a Tipperary claimer last time; blinkers have to revitalise.

12/1

6th

6

(14)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 110y

16:45 Tipperary

Hypernova

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent on outer, pushed along when raced wide over 2f out

5/1

7/1

Form: 414118 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Progressive sprinter; has won three of her last four handicap starts, 5f at the Curragh last month, and over this trip at Sligo and Cork previously; was given a shot at a Listed prize last time, and will be much more at home at this level; talented apprentice claims 5lb
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8th

4

(11)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Craft Irish

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: P J F Murphy

Four-time sprint winner in Ireland, including last time out when she pulled clear in a Naas fillies' handicap (6f, soft) to match her career best; reported to be in foal and was fourth in a fillies' Listed event on her penultimate start, so she's respected.

16/1

1st

1

(6)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

15:25 Naas

Craft Irish

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

awkward start, pressed leader on near side of group, took keen hold early, led before halfway, shaken up and against near rail over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well and went clear inside final furlong

9/4

4th

1

(9)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

18:20 Naas

Craft Irish

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

raced near side, prominent, outpaced 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, went fourth towards finish

16/1

20/1

Form: 780-70

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
5f maiden winner for Ballydoyle and Listed-placed over 7f at this venue at two; unable to make his mark at stakes level last year; ran twice during a spell with Ger Lyons; rated 100 at his peak now down to 83, but needs to show signs of a revival in form.
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2nd

5

(6)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral Nelson

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

7f win here on his stable debut in December; unable to build on it since and he checked out tamely over 7f here on Friday night.

8/1

9th

9

(5)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral Nelson

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Peter Niven

prominent

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €10.90
Straight Forecast €6.89
Tricast €104.03
Trifecta €24.30

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Ivasecret

SPOTLIGHT:

Dandyville

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hypernova

The Irish Sun:

Ivasecret

POSTDATA:

Dandyville