March 26 / 14.10 Naas

14.10

Heavy

King Of Change Handicap

  • Prize money: £8353.98
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 12 runners
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King Of Change Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 7P/4-1

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
A slightly chequered history but showed what he is capable of when landing a punt emphatically at Dundalk in January; up 16lb for that and ran well on testing ground in a 1m2f Curragh handicap last October; could still be well handicapped.
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2nd

6

(1)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Chazzesmee

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

in touch with leaders on inner, switched left under 2f out, pushed along when switched right inside final furlong, ran on well against far rail and went second towards finish

13/2

1st

11

(1)

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:10 Naas

Chazzesmee

9st 3lb

J: Mark Enright

T: J A Stack

A slightly chequered history but showed what he is capable of when landing a punt emphatically at Dundalk in January; up 16lb for that and ran well on testing ground in a 1m2f Curragh handicap last October; could still be well handicapped.

5/2

8

(7)

18th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Dundalk (AW)

Chazzesmee

9st 12lb

J: Mark Enright

T: J A Stack

A slightly chequered history but showed what he is capable of when landing a punt emphatically over C&D on Friday; just the 7lb mandatory penalty to contend with here and very hard to oppose if in the same form, due to go up another 9lb.

Evs

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 06210- D BF

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Gave Kevin Manning a signing off winner in a heavy ground Galway maiden in October over this trip; well beaten in a 1m2f handicap here a week later; back to possibly his best trip on ground he likes so certainly comes into calculations.
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4th

17

(11)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Vocal Studies

8st 10lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

midfield, headway 1f out, ran on well up the centre inside final furlong, went fourth post

12/1

5th

7

(3)

20th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Vocal Studies

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

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

15/2

4th

13

(4)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:05 Curragh

Vocal Studies

9st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Fairly consistent sort who was beaten 4l at Gowran earlier in the month when dropped back to this trip; dropped 3lb but probably needs a return to very testing ground.

33/1

7/2

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 03110- D BF

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Dropped to a mark of 54 and bolted up in handicaps at the Curragh and Gowran in October; might have found a third quick run too much a few days later; up to 77 now and that makes it trickier but conditions in his favour and has obvious claims.
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19th

4

(6)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Facethepuckout

9st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

raced far side, towards rear

6/1

1st

11

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

Facethepuckout

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

towards rear, headway under 2f out, pushed along to lead under 2f out, soon ridden clear, easily

9/1

4th

1

(11)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

16:55 Galway

Facethepuckout

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: M D O’Callaghan

Four-time winner has put up some fine runs in defeat this term; hampered at Curragh last time and ran better than result; ground versatile; has run well here.

4/1

Form: 80400- CD

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won this contest last year off the same mark and went on to score at Gowran in June; failed to rediscover his best after that and back down the handicap now; well treated at his best but has a bit to prove now.
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9th

1

(15)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Spanish Tenor

10st 3lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent

18/1

11th

4

(1)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Spanish Tenor

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Adrian McGuinness

Consistent sort hit form in second half of the season with wins at at Gowran and Listowel; faded tamely however off revised mark at Naas last weekend in testing conditions.

14/1

10th

3

(12)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

Spanish Tenor

9st 8lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

soon led, headed and raced in second after 1f

7/2

Form: 95863-

Last run: 163 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Winner in Britain two years ago and ran well on heavy ground for Karl Burke in a Haydock handicap last autumn; debuts for Johnny Levins and possibly best watched this time but should be worth watching.
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6th

8

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

The Organiser

8st 11lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: J F Levins

dwelt start, towards rear

16/1

13th

17

(4)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

The Organiser

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: J F Levins

raced far side, midfield

14/1

12/1

Form: 15550- D

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Two wins and went up 13lb in a very consistent campaign last year; normally comes on for her first run so others look more likely here.
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12th

5

(14)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:50 Galway

Mary Salome

10st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

Won her sixth race when taking a Roscommon handicap over this trip in June, beating Bells On Her Toes and a fine run at Limerick after; outclassed in Listed company last time but a solid chance in this grade; has run well here before.

7/1

8th

7

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Mary Salome

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Andrew Kinirons

7yo who has been at the top of the game in 7f/1m handicaps in Ireland the last twice, but she needs a clear career best to win this.

33/1

3rd

1

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Limerick

Mary Salome

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent, went second soon after start, led when pushed along 2f out, ridden and faced challenge from over 1f out, headed and lost second towards finish

5/2

8/1

Form: 6061-5

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Five career wins and ended last season well by winning a 1m Curragh handicap on soft; ran as well as probably expected in a Dundalk conditions event two weeks ago; should be cherry ripe for this.
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8th

5

(7)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M C Grassick

towards rear

14/1

6th

1

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:20 Gowran Park

Loingseoir

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M C Grassick

dwelt start, held up in rear, some headway under 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

11/2

6th

1

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Loingseoir

10st 4lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

Won this race last year; has hit the crossbar in a couple of runs this year and bounced back from a lesser run in a Racing League contest when a staying on fourth over 7f here a fortnight ago; 7lb higher than last year but should go well back up in trip.

6/1

Form: 54889- C

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Without a win since landing a 6f premier handicap here in 2021; went up to 98 after that but down to her last winning mark now with 7lb taken off; not dismissed.
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8th

5

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Pale Iris

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Joseph G Murphy

Two wins were in handicaps in 2021; rated 90 at her peak, now 82 and likely to struggle; last of 14 in a 1m2f Listed race here last time; much better previously when long-priced sixth at Gowran, but held by Village Voice on that running.

33/1

14th

7

(14)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:50 Curragh

Pale Iris

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield

40/1

6th

5

(10)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Pale Iris

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Joseph G Murphy

Losing run is mounting up; struggling in handicaps and hard to make a case for here.

200/1

33/1

Form: /6600-

Last run: 211 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Maiden winner for Dermot Weld in 2021; no real impression in handicaps last year off probably too high a mark; back to 7f here and probably best watched on his stable debut.
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1st

12

(22)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Crystal Black

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

8/1

3rd

17

(14)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Curragh

Crystal Black

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

Availed of reduced mark to record recent C&D win; up 8lb for that but remains 6lb below career-high achieved in the early stages of his career with Dermot Weld.

7/1

1st

16

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Crystal Black

8st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Gerard Keane

in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: 05005- D

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Last win was off 100 in the 2020 Irish Cambridgeshire; on a steady decline since then in handicaps and stakes races; others preferred.
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2nd

6

(9)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Laughifuwant

9st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Gerard Keane

soon raced in second, clear with one other when pushed along over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on well towards finish

11/2

1st

2

(7)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

16:20 Galway

Laughifuwant

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gerard Keane

travelled strongly, pressed leader, led 2f out, kept on well 2f out, always doing enough

5/2

Form: 1248-0 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
First win for two years when landing a C&D handicap in July and consistent after that; all of his best form is on good ground though and others preferred on that basis.
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3rd

6

(5)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Dundalk (AW)

Big Baby Bull

9st 4lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Miss Shauna Larkin

soon dropped to midfield, headway when switched left over 2f out, went third and kept on inside final furlong

8/1

9th

1

(9)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Big Baby Bull

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: James McAuley

prominent, went second on inner over 3f out, lost second and weakened gradually from under 2f out

7/1

8th

3

(12)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

16:35 Leopardstown

Big Baby Bull

9st 11lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Twice successful in claiming races this season; solid handicap form too, though the extended 6f proved inadequate at the Curragh last time; same 10lb claimer rode him to beat Is That Love at Limerick; fair prospects of another success.

7/1

12/1

Form: 33850- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Dual winner last year and went up 21lb as a consequence; did okay off higher marks later on without winning and is quite versatile as to ground; each-way chance here.
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14th

6

(21)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Plunkett

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual winner up to 1m but has been placed over just short of this trip; best run this season came over 1m at Leopardstown; needs a repeat of that.

28/1

7th

16

(9)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:50 Galway

Plunkett

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual winner has twice run well in defeat at this track; best run this term came when fifth at Leopardstown last time; has a decent draw and could go well off 2lb lower.

12/1

5th

6

(2)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Leopardstown

Plunkett

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Paul W Flynn

slowly away

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €21.10
Straight Forecast €16.76
Tricast €142.98
Trifecta €171.10

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Spanish Tenor

SPOTLIGHT:

Vocal Studies

The Irish Sun:

The Organiser

RP Ratings (IRE):

Laughifuwant

POSTDATA:

Spanish Tenor