June 26 / 19.50 Ballinrobe

19.50

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GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 4f 169y
  • 14 runners
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GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £39.60
  • Place: £8.00

Form: 222-90

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Won three races for Gordon Elliott as a juvenile hurdle; best Flat form on AW in Britain, runner-up on his final three starts last year; well below best on stable debut at Fairyhouse.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Longclaw

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

One-time smart hurdler got off the mark on AW when making all to win over 1m4f here in September; back to form when a close second against a higher-rated rival over this trip last time in a falsely-run affair; a player.

4/1

2nd

1

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Longclaw

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

Course winner who has risen 17lb in the ratings since switching to current yard last summer; landed a 1m4f handicap here in September, making all; found a 6lb rise difficult to cope with in two starts since but this trip should suit given he finished a good third at Tramore in July, while he has won twice at 2m over hurdles.

5/1

6th

3

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Longclaw

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P J F Murphy

Trainer has got a great tune out of 6yo whose mark has risen over 20lb since midsummer; prominent racer threw in a below-par effort last time but previously made all over C&D and Powell may well have a chance to set his own fractions here.

13/2

33/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 07900-

Last run: 395 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Two wins during a 24-race career in France; hard to assess but entitled to need this on debut for Galway yard; tongue-tie fitted.
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20th

11

(23)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Summer Fly

9st 8lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

prominent

16/1

4th

8

(4)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 115y

20:10 Tipperary

Summer Fly

10st 10lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

walked to post, prominent, outpaced over 1f out, ran on well and went fourth towards finish

8/1

10th

1

(9)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 126y

19:40 Ballinrobe

Summer Fly

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

in touch with leaders

5/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: /4916- D

Last run: 243 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Has run creditably over hurdles since last seen on the Flat; wears cheekpieces for the first time and has a possible edge in terms of race fitness over his stablemate The Truant.
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12th

9

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Sign From Above

11st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap last August and beat the useful Antrim Coast in a Navan maiden hurdle in September; fifth in a handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best here in February and pulled up at Gowran the same month; better ground will help.

25/1

12th

9

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Sign From Above

11st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap last August and beat the useful Antrim Coast in a Navan maiden hurdle in September; fifth in a handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best here in February and pulled up at Gowran the same month; better ground will help.

25/1

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Sign From Above

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap and beat a decent horse in a Navan maiden hurdle; fifth in a Class 2 handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best at Punchestown on most recent run.

14/1

3/1

Form: /440/1 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Made light of a two-year absence to get off the mark in decisive fashion 1m6f event at Sligo in first-time headgear combination, beating a subsequent winner; 10lb higher now, hard to be sure if he can back that up on this quicker ground; any significant easing could boost his chance.
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6th

5

(1)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Nostra Casa

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

Has done well since joining Paul Flynn and, for one who stays 2m well, it was encouraging to see him lead late on over 1m5f at Navan last month and the second has won since; getting high in the weights following a further 7lb rise but he's not easily knocked.

7/1

6th

5

(1)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Nostra Casa

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

Has done well since joining Paul Flynn and, for one who stays 2m well, it was encouraging to see him lead late on over 1m5f at Navan last month and the second has won since; getting high in the weights following a further 7lb rise but he's not easily knocked.

7/1

1st

4

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Nostra Casa

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

Enjoyed a good year in 2023, winning over this trip at Sligo and over 2m at Thurles; runs well fresh and well capable of putting up a bold showing here.

14/1

12/1

Form: /1420- D

Last run: 263 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Fair hurdles form last winter; worth bearing in mind that he won a 1m5f handicap at Sligo on seasonal debut in 2022; ground was soft on that occasion, his sole win from 30 outings; trainer also runs Sign From Above
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2nd

3

(6)

18th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:15 Navan

The Truant

9st 13lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield, headway up the centre over 2f out, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

2nd

3

(6)

18th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:15 Navan

The Truant

9st 13lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield, headway up the centre over 2f out, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

10th

10

(17)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

The Truant

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

Sole win came at Sligo over 1m5f in 2022 in soft; not a bad comeback run/stable debut at this course last time and can be involved.

14/1

Form: 444404

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Both wins have come on AW and has a 0-11 record on turf, though several decent runs in defeat early last season; fair fourth at Cork on latest, only 3/4l behind subsequent winner Tastyee.
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9th

12

(17)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Evening Verse

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

C&D winner last year who needs to improve on this year's turf form; wide draw a negative.

10/1

7th

9

(19)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

19:10 Gowran Park

Evening Verse

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

Both wins have come on AW, penultimate turf run at Cork was a solid one, trip probably too far at Ballinrobe last time; other preferred.

12/1

Form: /08315 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Has already produced a foal but that has not stopped her from recapturing form this season; won over this trip on soft at Navan; possibly did not quite stay 1m7f at Leopardstown.
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2nd

11

(14)

27th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 0y

20:22 Leopardstown

Red Vermillion

9st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

midfield, midfield early, pressed leaders after 3f, disputing second after halfway

10/1

7th

16

(12)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 30y

20:20 Killarney

Red Vermillion

9st 3lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

First reserve; has already produced a foal but that has not stopped her from recapturing form this season; won over 1m5f on soft at Navan; reportedly never travelled at Ballinrobe latest.

7th

11

(12)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 169y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Red Vermillion

9st 2lb

J: Mpumelelo Mjoka

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Has already produced a foal but that has not stopped her from recapturing form this season; won over this trip on soft at Navan; possibly did not quite stay 1m7f at Leopardstown.

5/1

Form: 90-670 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
No sign that she can recapture the form that delivered three wins last season; showed a liking for good ground at distances between 1m2f and 1m5f.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(11)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 169y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Five Zeros

9st 5lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

No sign that she can recapture the form that delivered three wins last season; showed a liking for good ground at distances between 1m2f and 1m5f.

14/1

11th

4

(14)

11th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Navan

Five Zeros

9st 12lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

took keen hold, soon prominent

12/1

7th

13

(5)

22nd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 10y

20:25 Roscommon

Five Zeros

9st 4lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Three wins last year before form her dipped; should have improved from Sligo comeback but still 3lb higher than last winning mark.

12/1

9th
13 (13)
Lofoten

12/1

Form: 0-0085

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Niarchos cast-off after fourth placing on only start at two; yet to reach the first four for this stable; not a bad effort when fifth of 15 over 1m at Listowel last time.
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15th

17

(1)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:35 Leopardstown

Lofoten

8st 9lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: P J Rothwell

Maiden after 12 starts has been soundly beaten on last three runs and doesn't make a lot of appeal.

50/1

11th

14

(16)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Naas

Lofoten

8st 12lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P J Rothwell

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

20/1

10th

18

(9)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Navan

Lofoten

9st 1lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: P J Rothwell

Maiden's staying-on fifth under Bowen at Listowel (1m) was promising and didn't see out 1m5f latest; could go okay over this trip.

16/1

20/1

Form: -06800

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Both wins were on AW in Britain in 2018; this year's efforts far from convincing; jockey booking is the only positive factor.
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9th

3

(5)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Big Kitten

10st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Badly out of form this year; no success since 2018 when he scored twice on the AW at Newcastle; down the field over 1m4f here last Friday.

25/1

10th

2

(10)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Big Kitten

10st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

prominent, soon went second and pressed leader, weakened quickly over 1f out

20/1

Form: /4446-

Last run: 479 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Should be better for a recent hurdles run at Sligo, his first outing since March; better on AW than turf but good going will suit.
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0

15

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Mutadaawel

11st 2lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

never better than midfield, weakened 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

7th

9

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:10 Carlisle

Mutadaawel

11st 9lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

towards rear

14/1

6th

8

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:55 Navan

Mutadaawel

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Poor form on the Flat of late and it was a similar story when last seen over timber; plenty to prove right now.

33/1

Form: 05003-

Last run: 259 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Fit from hurdling; ended last season with a good run at Killarney but that was on soft ground; undistinguished overall form.
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13th

6

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Tipperary

Vintage Gold

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John Joseph Murphy

Landed a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Killarney last August and would not have been far away but for falling at Listowel the following month; well beaten last twice, and while any rain that falls will be welcome, has a question or two to answer.

14/1

13th

6

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Tipperary

Vintage Gold

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John Joseph Murphy

Landed a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Killarney last August and would not have been far away but for falling at Listowel the following month; well beaten last twice, and while any rain that falls will be welcome, has a question or two to answer.

14/1

12th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Vintage Gold

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

Won over 2m4f at Killarney last summer and was running well when falling late at Listowel; pulled up however on return from a short break in heavy ground at Limerick in November so ground concerns remain.

14/1

Form: 90310-

Last run: 251 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Has won three races on the Flat, should at least be sharper for a recent hurdles run at Wexford; last season's Killarney win was on soft going, but has won on good ground.
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10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Noble Crusade

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.

8/1

10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Noble Crusade

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.

8/1

10th

5

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Noble Crusade

9st 9lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 35/00-

Last run: 243 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
One fair run for Aidan O'Brien three seasons ago; tailed off twice for this yard last season after a long absence; first-time cheekpieces.
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6

(2)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Greek Gladiator

9st 9lb

J: Nicole Weir

T: James Leavy

Some promise for Aidan O'Brien in 2020 but was poor for this yard last year; cheekpieces but difficult to fancy.

28/1

3

(6)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 169y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Greek Gladiator

10st 0lb

J: Dean Curran

T: James Leavy

One fair run for Aidan O'Brien three seasons ago; tailed off twice for this yard last season after a long absence; first-time cheekpieces.

33/1

Non-runners

Noble Crusade, Greek Gladiator

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €694.20
Straight Forecast €2274.14
Tricast €13408.05
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lofoten

The Irish Sun:

Sign From Above

SPOTLIGHT:

Evening Verse

POSTDATA:

Lofoten