August 24 / 18.05 Killarney

18.05

Good To Yielding

GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 0f 30y
  • 15 runners
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GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 980-1

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Showed little in maidens last year but won on handicap debut/return at Gowran over 7f last week; up 6lb but should have improved from that and stay this trip.
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1st

10

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Newmarket

Great Blasket

8st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in rear, switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on well and led final strides, just did enough

7/1

1st

10

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Newmarket

Great Blasket

8st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in rear, switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on well and led final strides, just did enough

7/1

1st

7

(8)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:25 Yarmouth

Great Blasket

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

The switch from cheekpieces to blinkers has helped of late, with him winning well on Tapeta last time; upped 5lb and this task is tougher but he won two on turf in Ireland and is very consistent.

6/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 31754U CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
C&D winner in May was a fine 3rd over 7f at Gowran wearing a visor before stumbling and unseating at Curragh four days ago; should be a player with visor back on.
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10th

9

(12)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Leopardstown

Rock Etoile

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Very consistent last season, winning twice over a mile; below form on two runs this season; dropped 3lb and steps back up in trip; return to better ground should suit and each-way claims.

12/1

10th

9

(12)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Leopardstown

Rock Etoile

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Very consistent last season, winning twice over a mile; below form on two runs this season; dropped 3lb and steps back up in trip; return to better ground should suit and each-way claims.

12/1

16th

17

(20)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Rock Etoile

9st 7lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent over 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 463413 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at Gowran earlier this year and then won at Naas over 1m before a fine run over nearly 1m2f back at Gowran; can be a player.
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1st

4

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Simply Sideways

9st 10lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

in touch with leaders, prominent on inner 4f out, led when ridden and wandered around over 1f out, kept on well, always doing enough

6/1

1st

4

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Simply Sideways

9st 10lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

Highly progressive last season (including on heavy); just respectable runs this season, slowly away and keen at the Curragh on latest; bit to find but don't rule out.

6/1

6th

9

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Simply Sideways

9st 6lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

Highly progressive last season (including on heavy); just respectable runs both starts this season, keeping on late behind Independent Expert over inadequate 7f latest; return to a stiff mile to suit so not one to rule out.

12/1

Form: -80145 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won well at Listowel in June and decent efforts off this mark since at Leopardstown and the Curragh; can be involved again from a decent draw.
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4th

12

(12)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Navan

Drop The Dip

8st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Three wins this season and won at Listowel and Bellewstown a week apart lately over approx 1m; however, her 7lb penalty brings her 4lb above new mark, so is theoretically disadvantaged.

12/1

1st

8

(7)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 162y

15:25 Bellewstown

Drop The Dip

9st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, pushed along challenging under 2f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well against far rail towards finish

13/2

1st

13

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Listowel

Drop The Dip

9st 1lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

travelled strongly, made virtually all, went clear when ridden over 1f out, ran on

25/1

Form: 210078 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Dundalk maiden winner was soundly beaten in turf handicaps before a better effort over C&D last time; needs more off 2lb lower; tongue-tie added.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Relevant Range

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Gillian Scott

Fair Flat handicapper at his best, albeit just 1-20; beaten 18l in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle on debut in this sphere five days ago, so lots of improvement needed.

20/1

7th

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Relevant Range

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Gillian Scott

Fair Flat handicapper at his best, albeit just 1-20; beaten 18l in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle on debut in this sphere five days ago, so lots of improvement needed.

20/1

10th

2

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

16:45 Ballinrobe

Relevant Range

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Gillian Scott

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent after 2nd

16/1

28/1

Form: 0600-0 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Two wins in the UK last year for Adrian Keatley but then lost his form and no better on debut for this yard.
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2nd

11

(3)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Dundalk (AW)

Ha Long Bay

8st 8lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: R P Burns

Ordinary form since joining this stable from Adrian Keatley for whom he won two handicaps on quick ground, back-to-back in April 2022; rated 72 at this peak, now down to 48; hard to be confident, but perhaps unwise to write him off.

14/1

7th

6

(2)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Ha Long Bay

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: R P Burns

Coming down the handicap and ran respectably in a C&D handicap last week; well drawn and down another 3lb here; each-way potential.

14/1

Form: 767305

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose sort was 3rd over C&D in July but not as good since in a Galway handicap and Sligo claimer; others preferred.
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1

(5)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Darkened

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer's most recent win came on Dundalk AW in March over this trip; didn't get a clear run when never landing a blow in similar contest last month; not one to rule out back on turf.

8/1

6th

1

(5)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Darkened

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer's most recent win came on Dundalk AW in March over this trip; didn't get a clear run when never landing a blow in similar contest last month; not one to rule out back on turf.

8/1

5th

3

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

10st 1lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer got off the mark on this surface at the thirteenth attempt when scoring over C&D last month, despite racing keenly and hanging left; 3lb rise okay and could go well again.

5/1

Form: -03558 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Hit form last autumn, winning thrice including over C&D; some decent runs in defeat this season and is approaching a winning mark again.
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10th

2

(9)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 148y

17:25 Roscommon

Dazzling Spirit

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Four-time winner in various ground conditions but has lost her form since last autumn and needs a revival.

28/1

10th

2

(9)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 148y

17:25 Roscommon

Dazzling Spirit

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Four-time winner in various ground conditions but has lost her form since last autumn and needs a revival.

28/1

11th

5

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Dazzling Spirit

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Four-time winner for Tom Mullins but lost her form last number of starts and has to rebound from modest AW runs.

33/1

Form: 5-9903

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Just a glimpse of ability for Richard Fahey and best run for this yard when 3rd at Gowran last time over 7f; longer trip should suit but a tough wide draw.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Allo Arry

9st 6lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Laytown maiden winner last year and ran well in defeat at times off higher marks since; didn't get the clearest run over 1m last time; considered.

12/1

9th

6

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Allo Arry

9st 6lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Laytown maiden winner last year and ran well in defeat at times off higher marks since; didn't get the clearest run over 1m last time; considered.

12/1

8th

9

(15)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Allo Arry

9st 8lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Only success came in a 7f Laytown maiden in September; mixed bag of performances since and has gone close over this trip before but below form over 7f a fortnight ago; wears first-time tongue-tie.

20/1

11/1

Form: 086043

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Maiden after six starts; decent runs in defeat last twice, including over C&D; off the same mark and needs a bit more.
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2nd

12

(3)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 31y

19:20 Killarney

Status Green

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield

14/1

2nd

12

(3)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 31y

19:20 Killarney

Status Green

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield, outpaced over 3f out, headway when bit short of room over 2f out, switched right when ridden on near side of group under 2f out, ran on inside final 110yds, went second but no chance with winner towards finish

14/1

10th

15

(10)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Status Green

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Beaten under 4l in a couple of handicaps last summer but his form has steadily gone cold; getting away from heavy ground should at least help.

14/1

8/1

Form: 9-0902

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Had shown little in her first five starts but was just denied over 7f at Gowran last time when 125/1; is up 2lb and has a chance but a tough draw.
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11th

15

(15)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 30y

18:05 Killarney

Kodihill

8st 8lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

midfield

8/1

2nd

19

(2)

16th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:40 Gowran Park

Kodihill

8st 7lb

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

prominent on inner, ridden from 2f out, pressed leader towards far side inside final furlong, kept on well

Form: 8-2359 D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
An infrequent winner but often runs well; bled from the nostrils when disappointing at Bellewstown last time; capable of going close off this mark.
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14th

5

(14)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Fastman

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Losing run since winning over 1m at Bellewstown in September 2022; short of room and ran about in a 1m handicap two weeks ago on stable debut; could go well though.

12/1

5

(14)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Fastman

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

Losing run since winning over 1m at Bellewstown in September 2022; needs to improve on his distant fifth in a claimer here last month; new yard.

10/1

5th

7

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Fastman

9st 2lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Three turf wins all on a sound surface; 0-12 at this venue, second three times; solid form initially this year but unplaced on last seven outings, blinkered for the first time.

20/1

Form: 404334 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Maiden has run well a number of times, including on consecutive days at Gowran and Leopardstown (hampered) last week over further; the drop in trip should be fine and blinkers are added; good draw and a chance.
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6th

7

(11)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Leopardstown

Rockbury Lad

10st 0lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

Sole win came on the AW; returned to turf at Roscommon four days ago where 12th of 15 on unsuitable ground; good runner-up effort on AW prior to that and claims if better ground sparks a better effort.

12/1

6th

7

(11)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Leopardstown

Rockbury Lad

10st 0lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

Sole win came on the AW; returned to turf at Roscommon four days ago where 12th of 15 on unsuitable ground; good runner-up effort on AW prior to that and claims if better ground sparks a better effort.

12/1

12th

15

(7)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 148y

17:55 Roscommon

Rockbury Lad

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Sole win in 24 came on the AW and he's probably a better horse on that surface; could still go well back on the grass having figured prominently on final Dundalk start.

13/2

Form: 0-9060

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Is dropping down the handicap but was still poor last time and others preferred.
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14th

7

(7)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Golden Warrior

9st 5lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: T J O’Mara

Dual AW winner when trained in Britain; mostly poor form on turf this year, with the exception of fair sixth over 1m at the Galway festival.

25/1

18th

5

(14)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Cork

Golden Warrior

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: T J O’Mara

Three-time winner but mostly well beaten this year and the visor did nothing for him last time.

33/1

12th

5

(14)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Cork

Golden Warrior

9st 11lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: T J O’Mara

Is dropping down the handicap but has been beaten a long way on last two starts and the visor needs to work.

33/1

Form: 009042 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

8

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

16:55 Kelso

Night Moon

11st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Gary Harrison

Virtually friendless in the market when tailed-off fifth of eight on debut at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last month; best watched.

66/1

5th

5

13th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:30 Carlisle

Night Moon

11st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Gary Harrison

in rear, headway on outer 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

66/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €54.90
Straight Forecast €38.37
Tricast €230.27
Trifecta €109.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rockbury Lad

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dazzling Spirit

POSTDATA:

Rock Etoile

The Irish Sun:

Rockbury Lad