June 26 / 19.20 Ballinrobe

19.20

Good

Lodge At Ashford Castle Maiden

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 1m 1f 125y
  • 13 runners
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Lodge At Ashford Castle Maiden

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 25222- BF

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
73-rated filly, placed in five of her six starts for Ciaran Murphy last year; champion jockey booked now on her first outing since rejoining her original trainer Pat Martin.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(9)

9th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 103y

18:10 Sligo

Lizzys Filly

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Cian Michael Collins

Got off the mark in a Ballinrobe maiden last time over just short of 1m2f; the third home has since won a maiden; switched yards since and a shout on handicap debut.

8/1

1st

13

(11)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 125y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Lizzys Filly

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick Martin

73-rated filly, placed in five of her six starts for Ciaran Murphy last year; champion jockey booked now on her first outing since rejoining her original trainer Pat Martin.

3/1

2nd

9

(13)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lizzys Filly

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, headway and went third over 2f out, ridden from under 2f out, ran on and went second inside final furlong, no match for winner

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 353053

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Fair form at Dundalk last winter; best turf run so far when third in a Gowran handicap three weeks ago; has the same current handicap mark as Granville Street, 5lb inferior to Lizzy's Filly.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:05 Dundalk (AW)

Expound

9st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

took keen hold, midfield, headway when switched right over 2f out, prominent but no extra from over 1f out

3/1

2nd

5

(13)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Expound

9st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

0-14 but a very consistent sort who was only beaten a head at Laytown over this trip on his penultimate start; beaten 5l back up in trip here latest; wears first-time cheekpieces returning from 119 days off; interesting if ready to roll on return.

11/4

10th

7

(12)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Expound

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

Has been placed numerous times on turf and AW over various trips; likely found the 7f at Laytown a bit sharp last time and can go well again back to this trip.

9/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4-2642 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
12-race maiden went closest when 3/4l at Dundalk in February; off for over three months before finishing runner-up over two furlongs further than this at Roscommon last time; should be in the mix again.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(10)

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 3f 180y

17:25 Galway

Banned

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Had been running well in defeat before getting off the mark at the 15th attempt in a Ballrinobe handicap last week; more needed to defy this mark back in handicap company though.

18/1

1st

8

(3)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 126y

20:10 Ballinrobe

Banned

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

14-race maiden; runner-up for the fifth time when pegged back late at Roscommon; previously third over a shorter trip at this venue; deserves to pick up a little race on the balance of form but could be vulnerable again.

9/4

6

(10)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:20 Tramore

Banned

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A 14-race maiden but runner-up five times and looked all over the winner last time at Roscommon (1m3f) until collared late on; deserves a break.

5/1

Form: 53/22-

Last run: 405 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Ran twice at Dundalk in December 2021 for his original trainer; bumped into two superior maiden winners last season; completely outclassed by subsequent Listed winner and Ebor third Earl Of Tyrone over 1m4f at Bellewstown; same story behind the useful Entropy over extended 1m2 at Sligo; every chance in this company if fit and ready.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Granville Street

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent and disputing second, lost second and weakened gradually from 2f out

6/1

5th

2

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Granville Street

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent and disputing second, lost second and weakened gradually from 2f out

6/1

6th

2

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

15:15 Tipperary

Granville Street

11st 1lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, headway 4th

20/1

6/1

Form: 37-550

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Posed no threat on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse; some of his maiden form is quite appealing, and his official rating of 71 makes him a place possibility in an ordinary contest; cheekpieces on for the first time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Chicago Storm

9st 11lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Christopher David Timmons

17-race maiden for Peter Fahey, close fourth in a heavy ground Galway handicap in October; not disgraced in a Limerick handicap hurdle at Christmas when last seen; blinkers tried here on his stable debut and probably best watched.

8/1

6th

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Chicago Storm

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter Fahey

Tailed off in a Gowran maiden on his latest start; fair to say capable of better and has the potential to be a spanner in the works on handicap debut.

16/1

11th

3

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Gowran Park

Chicago Storm

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Peter Fahey

midfield

20/1

20/1

Form: 6

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made a satisfactory debut at Listowel but needs to find above-average improvement in order to feature.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(12)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 10lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Some minor promise in maidens and bounced back from low-key handicap debut when runner-up (beaten 1l) over C&D a fortnight ago (Trishuli River third); up 3lb but may come on for that first run in five months.

11/2

2nd

9

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 4lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

soon led

25/1

Form: 866453

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Respectable efforts in two Bath handicaps this spring and placed in a Lingfield claimer at the beginning of the month; 56-rated gelding makes his Irish debut; would have better prospects in a handicap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

2

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Game Nation

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Landed a 1m4f Flat handicap at Galway in October; well beaten in both maiden hurdles and qualifies for a mark after this.

50/1

11th

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Game Nation

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: E McNamara

1m4f Galway handicap winner last October on 17th Flat start; struggled on hurdling debut at Cork eight days ago.

25/1

17th

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

Game Nation

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Off the mark at the 17th attempt on the Flat when stepped up to 1m4f in October; not bred for this and probably best watched on hurdle bow.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-8

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Completely tailed off on only start last season; has something to build on following reappearance at Tipperary; will need to get a handicap mark
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(11)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 115y

20:10 Tipperary

Black Soul

10st 12lb

J: Miss E Cody

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

towards rear, good headway towards near side over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, went second final strides

12/1

10th

14

(8)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 185y

19:50 Killarney

Black Soul

8st 7lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Best of four runs was when beaten 9l in a Tipperary maiden over 1m4f; stayed on late at Tramore last time in a claimer over the same trip; this distance on a more conventional track should suit better and considered even from 3lb out of the handicap.

12/1

2nd

3

(1)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:15 Tramore

Black Soul

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and still plenty to do 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

5/2

Form:

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in bumper outings at Thurles and Ballinrobe; in rear over 1m at Killarney on Flat debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Navan

Plunkett Street

9st 5lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Michael William O’Meara

Placed on both good-ground handicap starts; second at Gowran with Special Protector fourth, but failed to confirm form with that rival (second) when third at Clommel; much will depend on how he copes with soft now.

8/1

3rd

7

(14)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:25 Clonmel

Plunkett Street

9st 5lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Michael William O’Meara

midfield, headway up the centre over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish

6/1

2nd

10

(20)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

19:10 Gowran Park

Plunkett Street

9st 5lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Michael William O’Meara

raced wide, soon in touch with leaders, prominent after 2f

20/1

10th
10 (7)
So Easy Way

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ex-French chase winner; one of her better efforts over hurdles was when fourth in a handicap at this track last month; pulled-up at Roscommon a fortnight ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

17

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:55 Galway

So Easy Way

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: I Madden

Winner over fences; 0-13 over hurdles; out of his depth in a recent maiden run on the Flat.

33/1

10th

1

(3)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 140y

18:45 Roscommon

So Easy Way

10st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: I Madden

towards rear of midfield

200/1

50/1

Form: 4-9

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris; 14 fourth of six at Listowel on sole start for Joseph O'Brien; in rear at same venue on first run for this small County Galway yard; tongue-tie on now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

6

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:37 Kilbeggan

Angelus Griseo

11st 2lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: Keelan Dempsey

in rear, not fluent 2nd

20/1

11th

1

(13)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 125y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Angelus Griseo

9st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Keelan Dempsey

Half-brother to Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris; 14 fourth of six at Listowel on sole start for Joseph O'Brien; in rear at same venue on first run for this small County Galway yard; tongue-tie on now.

50/1

9th

1

(3)

3rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Listowel

Angelus Griseo

9st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Keelan Dempsey

prominent, soon raced in second

25/1

100/1

Form: 09-

Last run: 371 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Poor form on the Flat and no better over hurdles; tried with cheekpieces now by his locally-based trainer.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

14

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Cornmarket

11st 2lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: M Flannery

Best effort yet in handicaps came last month off career-low mark at Wexford over 2m4f under a positive ride; slightly shorter trip should suit so don't rule out.

12/1

4th

10

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Wexford

Cornmarket

11st 2lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: M Flannery

Well held so far in handicaps, including remote fourth at Clonmel last month.

20/1

Form: 73

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Did not do badly after a slow start in a Leopardstown maiden last month; has 4 1/2l to find with the more exposed Banned on running at Roscommon.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(10)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Celebrating Ethel

9st 13lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Andrew Kinirons

towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well towards finish, never on terms

20/1

9th

1

(10)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Celebrating Ethel

10st 2lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Andrew Kinirons

Good-ground Leopardstown winner over 1m1f in August; unplaced on his final two turf starts and in a 1m handicap here two weeks ago; back up in trip and should do better but others preferred.

14/1

8th

3

(4)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Celebrating Ethel

9st 13lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

soon disputed lead, led narrowly after 1f, headed and raced in second after 3f, led again over 2f out, headed and weakened gradually from under 2f out

10/1

Non-runners

Celebrating Ethel

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €8.60
Straight Forecast €9.70
Trifecta €40.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Banned

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lizzy's Filly

The Irish Sun:

Granville Street

TOPSPEED:

Banned

POSTDATA:

Banned