August 24 / 19.40 Killarney

19.40

Good To Yielding

Irish Examiner Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 1m 6f 40y
  • 9 runners
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Irish Examiner Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.70
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 0-0575

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Not much to shout about in seven starts since returning from a lengthy break; a 9yo now and others are safer.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Clonmel

Jake Peter

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M A Cahill

prominent throughout, disputing second 2 out, went second when hit last, lost second towards finish

9/1

3rd

12

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Clonmel

Jake Peter

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M A Cahill

prominent throughout, disputing second 2 out, went second when hit last, lost second towards finish

9/1

4th

10

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Jake Peter

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M A Cahill

Hasn't shown much over hurdles since 2019; running okay in defeat on the Flat when last seen but probably vulnerable back in this sphere after 104 days off.

33/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 520-48

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Very nearly won a 1m3f handicap here last October (soft) off just 2lb lower; beaten about 5l in her two runs this season and might be nearing peak fitness; unraced beyond 1m4f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Tipperary

Chatterbox

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John Joseph Murphy

Runner-up twice on the Flat at Killarney and stays well; was running a good race when last-flight faller at Limerick in January; no show on bad ground next time and returns from a break.

25/1

6th

4

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Tipperary

Chatterbox

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John Joseph Murphy

Runner-up twice on the Flat at Killarney and stays well; was running a good race when last-flight faller at Limerick in January; no show on bad ground next time and returns from a break.

25/1

4

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

13:10 Clonmel

Chatterbox

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: John Joseph Murphy

Touched off in a couple of Flat handicaps at Killarney; would have been placed but for a last flight fall at Limerick last month; more needed here.

33/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 062533 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Gained his sole victory at Tramore last August when 7lb lower, after which he went close in this race off today's mark; consistent this year without being able to get the job done but he's unlikely to be far away.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

19th

15

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Barometer

10st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield

20/1

17th

4

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Barometer

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

One 2m win from 21 races on the Flat, showing fair form; has shown ability in all four starts (maidens) over hurdles, the latest when runner-up to an impressive odds-on winner at Punchestown in October; could have more to give in this sphere and it is needed.

20/1

Form: 0-1494

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose horse with six wins to his name, the latest a 1m5f handicap at Navan in April; remains 3lb higher than that day and recent efforts could have been better.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(16)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Rich Belief

10st 1lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

Six career wins under all codes, most recently when winning this race last year off 74 for Shane Crawley; struggled a little for form after that but back down to a competitive mark once more and respected.

14/1

11/2

Form: 523/20 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
After a spell over hurdles he was second of 14 over 1m4f at Ballinrobe and posted a similar RPR when about 5l away at Tipperary; however, only 1-33 and has been placed too many times for comfort.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(3)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Viceregent

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

midfield

11/2

2nd

14

(14)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 55y

17:45 Listowel

Viceregent

9st 8lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

soon towards rear, headway on near side of group from over 3f out, ridden and challenging over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

Form: 932/90

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
An 11-race maiden; has placed form to his name but only recently returned from a mammoth absence and was well behind Zileo at the Curragh only 11 days ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Weather Alert

9st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Thomas Mullins

soon held up in rear, good headway when raced wide from over 4f out, led when ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

4th

15

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 55y

17:45 Listowel

Weather Alert

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

Maiden came back after a long absence lately; needs to do a good bit more to feature.

25/1

6th

5

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:40 Killarney

Weather Alert

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Thomas Mullins

dwelt start, towards rear, rapid headway and prominent after 2f

14/1

Form: 760365

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Ran them ragged in a Kilbeggan handicap hurdle in June; beaten 4l (maiden) and about 8l (handicap) in his two Flat runs since then; others are more likely winners of this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Mulligan

led, soon clear, much reduced lead 3 out

13/2

7th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Mulligan

led, soon clear, much reduced lead 3 out

13/2

14th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 8lb

J: R M Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Winning hurdler; restrained when winning over 1m2f at Dundalk last month but was gifted an easy lead over 2m there and never saw another rival, scoring by an unchallenged 15l (opposing jockeys handed bans for how the race unfolded); headstrong individual who is likely to try something similar here.

14/1

Form: 5003-0

Last run: 59 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Ten-race maiden who has been struggling under both codes this year; out of the handicap and tries cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

OUR TIP

Form: 226652

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m5f in France; has dropped a long way down the weights since joining current yard and, in this new headgear combination, he was second in a huge field at the Curragh 11 days ago (1m6f, good); doesn't look the easiest to win with but won't be far away if repeating that latest effort.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders, led after 4f

16/1

7th

3

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: M Halford & T Collins

Three runner-up finishes on turf this year, two of them over further than this; has failed to show his best form at this venue and it looked as if he needed further when sixth over C&D four weeks ago; on a positive note, his yard is in excellent form.

5/1

6th

4

(15)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

10st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Stays a lot further and plenty of placed form on turf, including three runner-up finishes this year; not shown his best at this venue albeit not had that many goes here.

12/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €117.80
Straight Forecast €106.19
Tricast €370.48

Selections

POSTDATA:

Zileo

SPOTLIGHT:

Barometer

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Weather Alert

The Irish Sun:

Zileo