August 24 / 17.45 Leopardstown

17.45

Good

Whistlin’ Donkeys Playing Live After Racing Handicap

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Whistlin’ Donkeys Playing Live After Racing Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.30
  • Place: £4.00

Form: 4669

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Ability in three maidens; ground probably a valid excuse for him not really getting involved on his handicap debut at Galway; booking of Keane perhaps an indication of what might be expected today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

(2)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dance Night Andday

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Leopardstown handicap winner at 7f and good first run on polytrack with C&D second last week; progressing but has much more on her plate.

16/1

2nd

4

(3)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dance Night Andday

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield, headway on far side of group 2f out, joined leaders when ridden over 1f out, kept on and hung right towards finish

7/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3-5723

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden but going the right way this year; most recently failed to get home over 1m at Killarney when racing too keen; visor tried here and coming back to this trip might be a positive; one for the shortlist.
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6th

5

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Alabama Pearl

8st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

Runner-up over 6f here on second start last year; showed improved form when winning a Gowran maiden by 5l last month but was well below that level on soft ground since; this sounder surface will suit.

8/1

11th

5

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Alabama Pearl

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent

11/2

1st

9

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Gowran Park

Alabama Pearl

9st 3lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

made all, pushed along and clear under 2f out, pushed out and went further clear inside final furlong, easily

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 3-7180 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Readily landed a 7f handicap at Listowel in June; well beaten twice since off just 3lb higher though; has a question or two to answer now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Sole win came on turf; went close over 1m here last month but lesser efforts twice since; wears first-time tongue-tie.

12/1

9th

12

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Record of 1-11 on turf; fine effort on second AW start when a close second over C&D from stall 17; below that level when well fancied for a 7f race here last week.

10/1

9th

13

(4)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Not Just Yet

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Record of 1-11 on turf but put up a fine effort on second AW start when a close 2nd over 1m three weeks ago from stall 17; better drawn today and should have every chance from the same mark.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 867

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Not beaten that far in a 1m maiden at Naas last time; fairly handicapped and there might be more to come; stable among the winners last weekend.
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4th

11

(16)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Irish Rumour

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

took keen hold, prominent, brief headway 1f out, weakening when edged right inside final 110yds

4/1

2nd

6

(4)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Irish Rumour

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Second here on last two starts, beaten favourite both times; one of the more likely contenders; tongue-tie may aid her cause in this rematch with Havana Notion who beat her by roughly 1l earlier in the month with Theriverrunsdeep back in fourth.

100/30

2nd

2

(5)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Irish Rumour

10st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Knocking on the door of late here over 7f, most recently only collared close home after forcing it (clear of remainder); drop back in trip understandable and should make a bold bid.

9/2

5th
17 (4)
Many Tears

Form: 8197 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Reserve; Gowran maiden winner in June and ran okay back on good ground here last week; might just prefer 1m but definite claims if getting a run.
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10

(12)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Many Tears

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Bounced back from a few below-par efforts to win 7f handicap here last month and similar level of form when third to Vadiana in better-class handicap week later; hard to fancy her reversing that form on these terms and draw hasn't been kind.

16/1

3rd

9

(6)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Many Tears

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: G M Lyons

Gowran maiden winner in June bounced back from a few below-par efforts to win a C&D handicap last week; now 7lb higher up in class, so needs more; stable jockey prefers Apricot Twist.

9/1

1st

10

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Many Tears

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: G M Lyons

Left debut behind to win Gowran maiden in June but hasn't looked well treated in handicaps since; both of her dam's wins came on Polytrack and she may find improvement for the switch of surface.

10/1

Form: 5-2241 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a pair of sprint maidens at Dundalk early in the year; decent effort over 5f at Cork in June on turf debut; improved when stepped up to this trip at Dundalk last month, scoring with plenty in hand; 9lb higher, further progress possible.
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3rd

8

(8)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

On Our Radar

9st 11lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent throughout, challenging over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, briefly went second inside final 110yds, kept on

7/1

3rd

1

(2)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

On Our Radar

10st 2lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, headway and went fourth inside final furlong, went third towards finish

8/1

7

(2)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

On Our Radar

9st 11lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

Got off the mark over C&D on handicap debut in July; hasn't built on that in three turf outings but return to this surface could be the key and he's less exposed than most.

14/1

8/1

Form: 00081 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Made pretty much all to win a handicap over this trip at the Curragh; 9lb rise seems plenty and suspicion is that a straight seven suits him well; others preferred.
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Verdict Starting price

15

(21)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Goldmoyne

8st 13lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Timothy Doyle

Big-priced winner of 23-runner 7f contest on good ground here but well held last time; yard continues in remarkable form.

14/1

7th

11

(16)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Goldmoyne

8st 11lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Timothy Doyle

prominent, pressed leader under 3f out, ridden and led narrowly from 2f out, headed and weakened quickly inside final furlong

8/1

50/1

Form: 87-00

Last run: 62 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Modest form in maidens and no progress on handicap debut in June; hood tried here but makes little appeal.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(1)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

14:40 Dundalk (AW)

Below Deck

9st 6lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

13-race maiden; deserves to make the breakthrough after finishing in the first three in five of his six appearances here since the beginning of November; drawn 14 when beaten a nose by Phils's Dream last time, good chance she can go one better from number one berth.

7/2

2nd

9

(14)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Below Deck

9st 2lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

prominent, ridden to lead from 1f out, headed post

4/1

3rd

9

(13)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Below Deck

9st 1lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Has been getting closer of late over 5f, most recently made plenty of use of when just touched off by a more experienced in-form rival (Havana Notion third); upped in trip and cheekpieces on here; rider's claim a positive.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 425341 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Consistent in maidens and found a winning opportunity on her handicap debut at Limerick in June; up 4lb for that but appears to be going the right way and should be thereabouts.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(16)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Saturn Seven

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: K J Condon

towards rear, ridden and headway towards near side over 1f out, still plenty to do inside final furlong, ran on well against near rail to lead post

14/1

6th

8

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:05 Cork

Saturn Seven

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: K J Condon

Won a 7f Limerick handicap in June but well below that level twice since, including in a Gowran claimer over 1m; visor replaces cheekpieces.

10/1

4th

4

(1)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Gowran Park

Saturn Seven

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: K J Condon

prominent, briefly went third under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/2

Form: 385

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Showed plenty of ability on debut at Navan in May but not at the same level twice since; ran okay in first-time cheekpieces at Dundalk last month and they are retained for her second start in handicaps; has the ability to go well.
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4th

12

(9)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Ferrari Desert

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: E J O’Neill

took keen hold, midfield, headway over 2f out, prominent over 1f out, soon no extra

12/1

9th

3

(5)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ferrari Desert

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: E J O’Neill

Highly promising return when third in a Navan maiden but hasn't replicated that form over further since; workable mark if the drop back in trip helps spark a revival.

10/1

20/1

Form: 909

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
No real show in three starts in maidens; gelded since his last run and worth a market check on his handicap debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

12

(8)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 162y

14:50 Bellewstown

Teton Sioux

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, disputing lead halfway

20/1

11th

16

(12)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Teton Sioux

8st 8lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Thomas Gibney

No real show in three starts in maidens; gelded since his last run and worth a market check on his handicap debut.

20/1

9th

10

(3)

12th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:20 Fairyhouse

Teton Sioux

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

33/1

Form: -78090

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Struggled to find any sort of form this season; not beaten far behind Goldmoyne at the Curragh last time; blinkers tried but others preferred.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

9

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Net A Porter Queen

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Struggled to find any sort of form this season; not beaten far behind Goldmoyne at the Curragh last time; blinkers tried but others preferred.

25/1

12th

10

(8)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Net A Porter Queen

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield

33/1

18

(1)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 30y

18:15 Killarney

Net A Porter Queen

10st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Mrs John Harrington

Third reserve; failed to build on initial promise, especially in handicaps; others preferred.

8/1

Form: 978255

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Just touched off in a first time tongue-tie over 1m here in June; not at the same level but not disgraced in a couple of 7f contests here last twice; poor draw but capable of getting involved.
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8th

5

(11)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 75y

18:40 Down Royal

Who Not What

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A Oliver

Maiden's best effort was when touched off over 1m at Leopardstown; held over 7f since; didn't get home in two previous tries at this trip.

10/1

13th

5

(14)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Who Not What

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: A Oliver

Just touched off in a first time tongue-tie over 1m here in June; not at the same level but not disgraced in a couple of 7f contests here last twice; poor draw but capable of getting involved.

8/1

5th

15

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 39y

17:05 Leopardstown

Who Not What

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A Oliver

soon prominent, led after 1f, headed over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

12/1

Form: 22-000

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a couple of ordinary handicaps for Karl Burke last year but well beaten in three starts for his current trainer; makes no appeal.
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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

14

(10)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Jims Cracker

8st 7lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, soon went second

66/1

10th

13

(13)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Jims Cracker

8st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Twice placed in nurseries for Karl Burke last year but is nowhere near that level for this yard this term.

25/1

14th

15

(17)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Jims Cracker

8st 9lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Runner-up in a couple of ordinary handicaps for Karl Burke last year but well beaten in three starts for his current trainer; makes no appeal.

50/1

33/1

Form: -55590

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on last two starts and quite hard to fancy on that evidence.
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Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(16)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

He Knows When

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Luke Comer

midfield, headway and prominent after 4f, went third halfway, no extra final 110yds

14/1

4th

8

(4)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

He Knows When

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Luke Comer

Some promise in maidens but has struggled since switching to handicaps and no signs of return to form around here of late; drops back in trip.

20/1

14/1

Form: 6979-8

Last run: 70 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Modest enough juvenile form and no real show on her seasonal bow here in June although ran better than her finishing position; not discounted and her trainer has a good record here.
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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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16th

14

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Law Lady

8st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Thomas Mullins

Modest enough juvenile form and no real show on her seasonal bow here in June although ran better than her finishing position; not discounted and her trainer has a good record here.

14/1

Non-runners

Alfarida

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €102.40
Straight Forecast €99.04
Tricast €1079.73
Trifecta €354.20

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Saturn Seven

SPOTLIGHT:

Law Lady

POSTDATA:

Alfarida

The Irish Sun:

Saturn Seven