March 10 / 18.15 Dundalk (AW)

18.15

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  • Prize money: £8353.98
  • 1m 2f 150y
  • 8 runners
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View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 5-0412 CD BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has 8 AW wins to his name including a C&D Group 3 score; got back to winning ways over 1m4f two starts ago before running a cracker over C&D last time when the slow pace didn't suit; creeping up the handicap again but highly respected as seemingly the stable selected runner.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

15

(12)

11th Apr 2023

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1m 4f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bowerman

10st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Reserve; multiple winner around here and has been likeably consistent for a while now; likely contender if getting in.

4th

1

(10)

24th Mar 2023

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1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Bowerman

10st 3lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

slowly away, in rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, bit short of room but ran on well inside final furlong, went fourth final strides, did well in the circumstances

3/1

1st

2

(2)

10th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Bowerman

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

dwelt start, towards rear early, in touch with leaders over 4f out, pushed along from 3f out, headway when ridden and switched left 2f out, led 1f out, ran on final 110yds, comfortably

2/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 361-83 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won a 1m maiden here in December before a below-par effort in a handicap over the same trip; was probably flattered by his run in a C&D conditions race since but was raised 4lb for that, so has to improve more.
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8th

6

(16)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Cristal Clere

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

Won 1m/1m2f handicaps on heavy ground here earlier in the year and went in again at Roscommon last month; current mark has looked an issue the last twice, however.

16/1

8th

2

(4)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:10 Tipperary

Cristal Clere

10st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: John J Nallen

prominent early, soon steadied and in touch with leaders

7/1

5th

5

(12)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Cristal Clere

9st 9lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John J Nallen

On a four-timer; pair of heavy-ground wins at Leopardstown in the spring and back from five months off to win over 1m2f at Roscommon with that form boosted since.

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 40401- CD

Last run: 147 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won a C&D handicap on his final start for Mick Halford in October; has run well after an absence in the past and has the benefit of his capable claimer's 7lb concession; the market could be informative.
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2

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 110y

18:05 Roscommon

Finans Bay

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Useful Flat performer but has twice refused to race since March and was withdrawn at the start when due to make his hurdling debut at Bellewstown on Saturday, having been reluctant to line up; risky.

8/1

4

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

17:30 Bellewstown

Finans Bay

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Was stakes-class a couple of years ago on the level for Michael Halford and some okay runs for Ado McGuinness this year when he consented to come out of the stalls, which he twice didn't; we'll find out here whether hurdles have sweetened him up.

9/1

8

(6)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Finans Bay

9st 5lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Has some solid placed form over this C&D but he refused to race here in March and he's been very slowly away twice since; on a good mark if he can get his act together at the start; eye-shield fitted for the first time.

20/1

4th
6 (4)
Dabana

5/1

Form: 532-31 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Comfortably got off the mark on second start for this yard when taking a 1m maiden last time; raised 4lb for that and up in trip but damline offers hope that she will stay, so is of interest.
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8th

11

(2)

22nd Dec 2023

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1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dabana

9st 1lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Mark Fahey

Course winner over 1m at the start of the year; reportedly hung left throughout but didn't run badly in a 1m2f handicap here last month; others preferred.

14/1

5th

1

(5)

24th Nov 2023

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1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dabana

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Mark Fahey

midfield, headway 1f out, kept on, not reach leaders

10/1

10th

8

(11)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dabana

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Mark Fahey

raced in second

8/1

7/2

Form: 254-34 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Generally consistent type has been running well in defeat here since a C&D claimer win in October; out of his depth in a Grade 2 novice hurdle last time but is respected back on the level; visor replaces the usual cheekpieces.
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12th

8

(11)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dalvey

9st 6lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James McAuley

Three-time course winner; seems to have lost his way, unplaced in nine outings since a C&D second in April; slowly away when a never-dangerous eighth behind stablemate Autocrat over a shorter trip here eight weeks ago.

12/1

8th

3

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Dalvey

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

Three-time course winner, the latest in this race last year; seems to have lost his way and was beaten roughly 8l over 1m4f last month; blinkers replace usual cheekpieces and they need to spark a revival.

7/1

Form: 772-66 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Five-time course winner seems best at 1m4f nowadays; needs to improve upon recent form even dropped 2lb.
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8th

7

(3)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 64y

17:15 Roscommon

No Trouble

9st 6lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: James McAuley

prominent, outpaced under 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

20/1

7th

7

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 103y

17:05 Sligo

No Trouble

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: James McAuley

Out of form at Dundalk and in a run over hurdles since finishing just in front of stablemate Bringsty in a Dundalk claimer in March; overall record shows a preference for AW.

10/1

9th

5

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

No Trouble

11st 8lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: James McAuley

Below best on the Flat lately but has a shout if back to last year's best hurdle form, notably a Downpatrick novice win; goes well on good ground.

5/1

Form: 5606-0

Last run: 63 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Dual winner early in career for Mark Johnston but was regressive last year; twice well beaten for this yard and others look stronger; 1lb wrong at weights.
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10th

4

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Kings Prince

9st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: E Sheehy

Dual winner and runner-up in a couple of turf handicaps last summer; off since October though and yet to make any impact on this surface; others preferred.

20/1

21th

23

(18)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Kings Prince

10st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Eamonn O’Connell

took keen hold, raced wide, always behind

6th

7

(4)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Kings Prince

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Dual winner for Mark Johnston earlier in his career; became regressive until encouraging second behind an easy winner in 1m7f Leopardstown amateur riders handicap in August; another solid display over a shorter trip at Tipperary a month ago.

13/2

14/1

Form: 917-07 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Dual winner here (7f-1m); moved from Ger Lyons after latest claimer win but has been below form since; needs more even dropping in the handicap.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

1

(6)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: R Donohoe

took keen hold, soon midfield, towards rear over 4f out, headway on far side of group from over 2f out, challenging inside final furlong, kept on

5/1

1

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

10st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: R Donohoe

Dual C&D winner including last September off today's mark; solid run again latest (behind Gatsby Cap) when not the clearest of runs so has to be on the shortlist.

11/2

4th

3

(4)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Hale Bopp

9st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: R Donohoe

midfield, headway towards far side over 1f out, ran on and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €10.30
Straight Forecast €8.73
Tricast €27.95
Trifecta €39.20

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Cristal Clere

The Irish Sun:

Dabana

TOPSPEED:

Hale Bopp

SPOTLIGHT:

Bowerman

POSTDATA:

Cristal Clere