August 24 / 19.25 Leopardstown

19.25

Good

Vital Edge Powered By Plusvital Maiden

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Vital Edge Powered By Plusvital Maiden

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2-22

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on all three starts but more progress might have been hoped for; on saying that his mark of 77 looks workable; contender here in first-time cheekpieces.
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1st

9

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Pivotal Revive

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, led when ridden 1f out, reduced lead towards finish, just held on

5/1

2nd

5

(17)

12th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Dundalk (AW)

Pivotal Revive

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Touched off by the very smart Bertinelli in a C&D maiden in November; runner-up in a 7f maiden at Limerick last month; back up to 1m and this surface definite plusses for him here.

2/1

2nd

6

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

17:23 Limerick

Pivotal Revive

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, headway when ridden and went second over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

13/8

2nd
11 (5)
Walsingham

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-4433 BF

Last run: 100 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Consistent colt from in-form stable; unlucky at Cork in April when getting no run; no apparent excuses for two defeats in May; should go close.
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2nd

11

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Walsingham

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

in touch with leaders, waiting for room from under 2f out, switched right and in the clear over 1f out, ridden when ran on inside final furlong, pressed winner towards finish, just failed

7/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 40354

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Went close at a huge price in a Gowran maiden in May; below his best since; gelded since his last run here last month and tried in cheekpieces; hard to know what to expect.
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1st

3

(3)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

14:50 Gowran Park

Highland Rahy

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

made all, shaken up and clear towards far side over 1f out, ridden and went further clear inside final furlong

15/8

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; half-brother to winners Greenback Boogie (7f 2yo; RPR 82) and Boeotus (Japan 6f 2yo); dam 1m4f winner (inc AW; 76), half-sister to Australian 1m2f Listed winner Tom Melbourne and French 1m2f Listed winner Araaja; best watched but not a total shock if he got involved.
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1st

5

(12)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jack Red Cloud

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A Oliver

Promise when 4th on Leopardstown debut over 1m but has regressed in two starts since, though the ground was heavy at Down Royal last time;

10/1

6th

4

(7)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Down Royal

Jack Red Cloud

9st 8lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Definite promise on debut at Leopardstown over 1m when beaten 4.5l but a backwards step when beaten 14l at Punchestown over a furlong further; has to resume progress.

6/1

11th

6

(12)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:30 Punchestown

Jack Red Cloud

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

Slow to break on last month's Leopardstown debut, shaping with definite promise when staying-on fourth; more expected and could improve enough to feature.

7/1

Form: 078004

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Has acquitted himself quite well in good company, including when beaten just over seven lengths in the Irish 2,000 Guineas; good fourth in a 7f Galway maiden last time and should make his presence felt in an ordinary maiden.
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9th

5

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in 7f maiden here last month but too keen back in handicap company since; return to 1m not an obvious play and others preferred.

12/1

8th

5

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in a 7f maiden here last Friday; previously, had often run well in defeat, in good company at times (has run in three Pattern races); 5f was too sharp here on his penultimate start; 1m should suit

9/2

1st

1

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

made virtually all, clear when nudged along from over 2f out, ridden and ran on from over 1f out

5/1

12/1

Form: 3745

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Close third in a Cork maiden on debut in April; has failed to build on that in three starts since and others preferred here.
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6th

5

(9)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Firm Handshake

9st 12lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Kevin Frost

reared start, in rear

12/1

8th

10

(3)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Firm Handshake

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Promising debut at Cork in April (1m, good to yielding) but failed to build on it in four further runs for Willie McCreery; betting to guide on stable/AW/handicap debut.

14/1

6th

3

(11)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Firm Handshake

9st 8lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: W McCreery

Close third in a Cork maiden on debut in April; has failed to build on that in three starts since and others preferred here.

12/1

Form: 7

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Noted making some late progress over 7f at Fairyhouse on debut; should be better for that experience.
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13th

12

(12)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Limestone Red

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: M Halford & T Collins

Middle-distance winner at Dundalk, makes limited appeal on this surface or over this trip on seasonal debut.

14/1

13th

12

(12)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Limestone Red

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: M Halford & T Collins

Middle-distance winner at Dundalk, makes limited appeal on this surface or over this trip on seasonal debut.

14/1

7th

11

(13)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Limestone Red

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield, outpaced when lost position and nudged along 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

7/1

Form: 62-6

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a Dundalk maiden in December; behind Pivotal Revive on his seasonal bow at the same venue last month; should improve but has a bit to find.
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6th

10

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Shanadar

9st 9lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: M Halford & T Collins

Best run yet when beaten 2l in a C&D maiden in November just behind re-opposing Local Girl (runner-up); both first and fifth from that race won subsequently; freshened up with 79-day break and looks likely to play a part.

7/2

3rd

4

(7)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Dundalk (AW)

Shanadar

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: M Halford & T Collins

Best of his five runs when second over C&D last December; below that level back here and at Leopardstown this season; 4 1/2l to find with Local Girl on running here last month.

6/1

5th

7

(10)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Shanadar

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Best run in four maiden starts came when 2nd over C&D last December; below that level back here and at Leopardstown over 1m this season; however, is a big player if back to his best and a hood might help him settle better.

5/1

OUR TIP

50/1

Form: 9

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in a maiden on softening ground at Cork on Friday and looks up against it.
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15th

2

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Naas

Gujarat

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Denis W Cullen

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear of midfield

33/1

9th

1

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Gujarat

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Denis W Cullen

prominent, led soon after start

50/1

9th

1

(4)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Gujarat

10st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Denis W Cullen

midfield

100/1

Form: 50

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in two maidens over 6f, most recently at the Curragh on Saturday; makes no appeal.
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12th

10

(9)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Glencullen

9st 1lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Ms Joanna Morgan

Minor promise in a Curragh maiden on debut but showed nothing in two maidens since; needs to bounce back to form on AW/handicap debut dropping back in trip; wears first-time eye-shield.

14/1

10th

4

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Glencullen

9st 8lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Ms Joanna Morgan

Soundly beaten in two maidens over 6f, most recently at the Curragh on Saturday; makes no appeal.

66/1

Form: 80

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to beat a single rival in two maidens and no apparent chance here.
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15th

6

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Go Til Its Over

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Philip M Byrne

Has finished last on all four starts; drop in trip is unlikely to make a big difference.

200/1

11th

4

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Go Til Its Over

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Philip M Byrne

Hasn't beaten a single rival in three maidens and can't be fancied.

100/1

11th

5

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

19:25 Leopardstown

Go Til Its Over

9st 8lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Philip M Byrne

Failed to beat a single rival in two maidens and no apparent chance here.

150/1

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Payout
Exacta €6.80
Straight Forecast €5.93
Trifecta €22.30

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Alexander John

The Irish Sun:

Pivotal Revive

SPOTLIGHT:

Walsingham

POSTDATA:

Alexander John