June 26 / 18.45 Ballinrobe

18.45

Good

Treacy’s Pharmacies Handicap

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 1m 1f 125y
  • 10 runners
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Treacy’s Pharmacies Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 023-82

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Maiden winner on soft, also acts on good ground; stepped up from his seasonal debut at Naas when second at Gowran; holds solid place claims.
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1st

9

(7)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Redstone Well

9st 2lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Dual winner and responded well for this rider when a game winner at Ballinrobe last time; more needed but showed a good attitude and could go well.

16/1

1st

3

(7)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 125y

18:45 Ballinrobe

Redstone Well

10st 1lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

upset in stalls, raced in second early, led after 1f, faced challenge but going easily 2f out, nudged along over 1f out, ridden when went clear inside final furlong, kept on well when reduced lead towards finish

9/2

2nd

3

(7)

5th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:37 Gowran Park

Redstone Well

9st 13lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

prominent, went second 6f out, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on well and went clear with winner final 110yds, no extra towards finish

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 8471-0

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Dundalk winner last December, absent since January, trip and ground should be suitable; stable's current form is a positive.
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5th

6

(1)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:20 Killarney

Chocolat Blu

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent on inner early, dropped to last after 1f

13/2

2nd

8

(1)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 125y

18:45 Ballinrobe

Chocolat Blu

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders early, towards rear before halfway, headway when switched left and pushed along from over 1f out, ridden and went second and ran on towards finish

10/1

11th

9

(16)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Chocolat Blu

9st 12lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Raised 5lb for last month's C&D maiden win but still a bit lower than initial her mark, tested only once, when she fifth of eight in a Gowran contest last June.

7/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 31-

Last run: 403 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Flat winner on soft in France; similar conditions for best hurdles form last winter; ground a slight concern for that reason; trainer possibly has a better chance with the year-younger Quick Blessing, but any easing of the ground would help.
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7

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Pont Audemer

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gavin Cromwell

Landed a gamble in a Limerick handicap hurdle in late 2022 but winless since; no show in two starts over fences to date and will fare better in handicaps; tongue-tie tried.

50/1

11th

13

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Pont Audemer

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat and hurdles winner, tailed off on chasing debut at Sligo; trainer responsible for three others here including the talented My Mate Mozzie; will need more experience.

50/1

5th

10

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 120y

14:45 Sligo

Pont Audemer

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat and hurdles winner; trainer fields two other runners whose claims look stronger.

14/1

Form: 990210 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Opened account with a narrow win at Gowran in May; mid-field at the Curragh last time, when Eloquent Arthur was one of those in front of her.
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12th

12

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

A Shin Undine

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: G Ahern

Opened account with a narrow win over just shy of this trip at Gowran last year (soft) for Denise Foster; hasn't been seen since last of nine at Galway in October for Paul O'Flynn; changed yards again since.

14/1

12th

12

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

A Shin Undine

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: G Ahern

Opened account with a narrow win over just shy of this trip at Gowran last year (soft) for Denise Foster; hasn't been seen since last of nine at Galway in October for Paul O'Flynn; changed yards again since.

14/1

9th

7

(3)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

A Shin Undine

9st 3lb

J: James Ryan

T: Paul O’Flynn

Opened account with a narrow win at Gowran (9.5f) in May on soft and okay run over same trip at Ballinrobe following month; has since left Denise Foster's and tries this trip again on yard debut.

9/1

Form: 21006-

Last run: 255 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Lacks a recent run; has run well when fresh before but appears vulnerable on overall form.
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15

(2)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Blackcastle Storm

9st 13lb

T: Matthew J Smith

First reserve; Won a good ground Down Royal handicap last year; okay run over 7f here in October; more needed.

10th

1

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Blackcastle Storm

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

Stayed on well for fourth when failing to make all last week and should relish the return to this trip; on a good mark.

7/1

Form: 5-0658

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Only 3lb higher than when winning at Killarney last August; capable of holding his own if reproducing the form of his fifth placing in a 20-runner contest at the Curragh on his penultimate start.
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5th

1

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Eloquent Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: Philip M Byrne

midfield

8/1

3rd

7

(11)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

15:25 Listowel

Eloquent Arthur

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

prominent, went second over 2f out

15/2

3rd

5

(12)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:55 Clonmel

Eloquent Arthur

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

prominent, went third under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

12/1

12/1

Form: -22100

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Dundalk maiden winner has been well beaten in his two handicap runs for this stable; plenty to prove now.
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8th

6

(9)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Relevant Range

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

Seems a better horse on this surface, winning a maiden here a year ago and running well despite not getting home over 1m2f last month; should go well.

10/1

5th

4

(12)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Relevant Range

10st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

took keen hold, prominent, soon went third

18/1

12th

12

(9)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Relevant Range

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Gillian Scott

towards rear

16/1

8th
1 (4)
Saraqael

12/1

Form: 63180-

Last run: 293 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won over an extended 1m on soft ground at Galway last July; ordinary form over hurdles for this yard.
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8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Maiden winner (1m) at last year's festival but has been struggling in handicaps this campaign and well held over hurdles of late; reduced mark but remains opposable.

12/1

8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

in rear throughout

12/1

0

11

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Saraqael

10st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Flat maiden at last year's Galway festival; yet to shine over hurdles; can probably do better but hard to see him beating his elders here.

20/1

Form: 8880-2

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Moderate form in four maiden outings last season; showed winning potential for the first time when second over 1m at Leopardstown on seasonal debut; tongue-tie and greater maturity probably factors in improvement; leading contender now.
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14th

7

(4)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Quick Blessing

9st 11lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: C Moore

10-race maiden; shown very little in two runs for this yard; new trip may suit but has a bit to prove.

33/1

9th

1

(6)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Quick Blessing

10st 2lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: C Moore

in touch with leaders

14/1

Form: -40030

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Best form on soft ground, though managed a fair third on good going at Leopardstown in May; has plenty to find with Redstone Well on Gowran running three weeks ago.
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6th

1

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

New Hill

10st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

towards rear, headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on, never on terms

20/1

9th

4

(14)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

New Hill

9st 11lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Both wins were over 7f on goodish ground in 2021; placed over C&D on heavy ground in the past and her penultimate effort was encouraging.

10/1

Non-runners

New Hill

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €26.40
Straight Forecast €27.55
Tricast €162.61
Trifecta €317.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Quick Blessing

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Relevant Range

POSTDATA:

A Shin Undine

TOPSPEED:

Blackcastle Storm

The Irish Sun:

Quick Blessing