August 24 / 19.10 Killarney

19.10

Good To Yielding

GMIB Kingdom Gold Cup Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 1m 6f 40y
  • 9 runners
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GMIB Kingdom Gold Cup Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 430-21 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Winning for a second time on the Flat over 1m7f at Leopardstown (non handicap) before an agonising near miss in the Galway Hurdle, finishing placed for a third time in that feature; major player in his current form off a mark he can deal with.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, headway disputing second 3f out, outpaced 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on

3/1

0

10

(18)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Jesse Evans

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

A fourth and two seconds in the last three runnings of the Galway Hurdle; also a force on the Flat, winning at Killarney (1m6f) in August and close fourth of 30 in Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago; in-form contender who needs plenty of respect.

10/1

4th

17

(20)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

prominent throughout, disputing lead under 2f out, kept on until no extra towards finish

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-3923

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Has only won a maiden but plenty of solid efforts in defeat and the form of last month's third here over 1m3f has worked out well (just behind Marvelosa); looks handicapped about right but hasn't had many chances over this sort of trip.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(7)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

20/1

2nd

2

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, good headway and prominent 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

7/1

3rd

1

(9)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:20 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 213423

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Consistent filly who was ahead of Grecian Slipper when behind subsequent Shergar Cup scorer Satin over 1m3f here before running another sound race at the Curragh last weekend (1m4f), where she looked threatening before her effort petered out; nagging concern that she's won only once but should be involved once more; stays 2m.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Marvelosa

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Richard John O’Brien

midfield, brief headway under 2f out, no impression 1f out

5/1

3rd

10

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Marvelosa

8st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Richard John O’Brien

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders under 2f out, went third over 1f out, briefly went second towards finish, soon no extra

7/1

3rd

6

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:52 Curragh

Marvelosa

9st 9lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Consistent filly who will appreciate returning to 1m4f and latest Killarney conqueror didn't run at all badly at the Shergar Cup; thereabouts with no obvious ground preferences.

6/1

Form: 350421

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Beat Mon Coeur with the pair dominant in a 2m handicap at Galway three weeks ago (yielding); finds himself a stone higher for this and perhaps vulnerable.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(11)

26th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Last Ammo

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Bit below form in three runs this year; distant third at Killarney last time and handicapper has left him on same mark; not ruled out but others more appealing.

16/1

5th

4

(11)

26th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Last Ammo

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

in touch with leaders

16/1

3rd

4

(12)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Last Ammo

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Won a staying handicap at last year's Galway festival and then finished close up here over 1m6f; however, hasn't run well enough in his last two runs to get the vote.

14/1

11/2

Form: 2-1950

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Progressed in his three runs in 1m4f maidens on Dundalk last winter for a different yard; plenty went wrong when a disappointing favourite on debut for this stable at Lingfield in April (2m) but was then only fifth at the Curragh (1m4f) and tailed off at Galway (2m); hard to be confident about him at the minute.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

32

(32)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Mr Escobar

8st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: W P Mullins

Won 1m4f maiden on Dundalk AW in January; no serious impact in his four handicaps for new yard, making the running in a 1m6f race last time, but favourite backers in his 2m race at the big Lingfield AW meeting at Easter won't yet forget his luckless, on-the-bridle finish in which he was impeded by hanging left; tongue tied last two starts and now wears a hood.

33/1

5th

11

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Mr Escobar

8st 8lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: W P Mullins

soon led, headed under 2f out, weakened final 110yds

11/2

13th

3

(2)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Mr Escobar

10st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Progressed in his three runs in 1m4f maidens on Dundalk last winter; multiple excuses offered for flop in 2m Lingfield event on stable debut; again an unplaced favourite at the Curragh last time.

13/2

Form: 477497

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Has gone 0-13 since her winning debut and has had some chances in handicaps; never dangerous after starting slowly at the Curragh last weekend when behind Marvelosa; wore blinkers then and cheekpieces return.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(7)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Female Soldier

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

led

20/1

9th

5

(9)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Female Soldier

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear of midfield, towards rear halfway, brief headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

6th

8

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Female Soldier

8st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Thomas Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, lost position under 2f out, no extra from 1f out

12/1

10/1

Form: 22221

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Deserved his win over 1m4f at Galway (heavy) and he's just as effective on this drier terrain; however, a 10lb rise asks plenty of him in this company.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(13)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Mon Coeur

9st 4lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield

16/1

21th

29

(26)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Mon Coeur

9st 1lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Joseph G Murphy

prominent early, soon dropped to midfield

25/1

7th

4

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Mon Coeur

9st 4lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 5f out, soon nudged along, brief headway 2f out, soon no impression

10/1

20/1

Form: 8804-9

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner on the Flat in Britain and finished fourth in last season's Cambridgeshire; struggled in two hurdle runs for this yard before finishing down the field in a 1m handicap here; needs to get back on track in the first-time tongue-tie and has stamina to prove over this far.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

1

(2)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

16:50 Listowel

Caradoc

10st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E McNamara

slowly away, detached in rear

16/1

5th

6

(7)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Caradoc

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E McNamara

slowly away, raced in last and detached early, recovered in rear when took keen hold after 3f, headway on near side of group from 4f out, in touch with leaders when switched left over 2f out, no extra final furlong

40/1

5th

6

(7)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Caradoc

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E McNamara

Four-time Flat winner in Britain and on his final run for Ed Walker he finished fourth in the 2022 Cambridgeshire (1m1f); below his best under both codes for current yard and looks vulnerable to stronger stayers at 2m.

40/1

Form: 13-303

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won 1m2f handicaps at Navan and the Curragh last year, both on easy ground; latest third at Ballinrobe was solid enough but over 1m4f and others are likely to see this out better.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Mr Rango

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John M Harney

Consistent for Ross O'Sullivan, winning twice over 1m2f on soft ground; up to career-high mark after recent Leopardstown win for this yard over same trip, having his field well strung out when winning going away; cheekpieces now fitted for drop in trip and seems sure to go well.

9/2

Non-runners

Shanroe, Lord Erskine

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €20.30
Straight Forecast €24.16
Tricast €79.63
Trifecta €95.60

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Grecian Slipper

SPOTLIGHT:

Marvelosa

The Irish Sun:

Jesse Evans

TOPSPEED:

Caradoc

POSTDATA:

Grecian Slipper