August 30 / 14.45 Cork

14.45

Good

Mallow Handicap

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Mallow Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £37.10
  • Place: £7.20

Form: 9900

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Slowly away at Killarney in her first handicap, making up some late ground; improvement still possible.
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3rd

4

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:30 Tramore

Elsas Pride

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J A Stack

raced in second, ridden challenging over 1f out, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

5/1

1st

17

(11)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:45 Cork

Elsas Pride

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: J A Stack

Slowly away at Killarney in her first handicap, making up some late ground; improvement still possible.

20/1

3rd
13 (4)
Say It So

25/1

  • Place: £8.70

Form: /5487-

Last run: 450 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Modest on the level and over hurdles; hard to fancy.
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7th

9

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Say It So

9st 1lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E McNamara

Maiden was only beaten a length over this trip at Cork in the summer and fair fifth over 1m2f here last month; more needed.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 0070

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced maiden never counted on recent handicap debut at Cork; dropped 3lb and this longer trip could suit so not one to rule out making the required improvement.
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6th

12

(1)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Kai

8st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Best run when upped to this trip at Cork last time, racing a bit lazily; down 2lb and blinkers could focus her better; can run well if effective on this surface.

9/2

4th

16

(20)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:45 Cork

Lady Kai

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Lightly raced maiden never counted on recent handicap debut at Cork; dropped 3lb and this longer trip could suit so not one to rule out making the required improvement.

20/1

5th
15 (14)
Romann

11/2

Form: -00633

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Dual 1m2f Dundalk winner is 0-7 on turf but some solid runs off this basement mark over the summer, good third at Killarney latest; ground remaining in his favour and should again be thereabouts.
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10th

13

(5)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Romann

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J F Levins

Dual C&D winner returned from a long absence this year and has run well at times on turf, notably at Killarney two starts ago; has a chance if repeating that.

13/2

5th

15

(14)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:45 Cork

Romann

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: J F Levins

Dual 1m2f Dundalk winner is 0-7 on turf but some solid runs off this basement mark over the summer, good third at Killarney latest; ground remaining in his favour and should again be thereabouts.

11/2

3rd

14

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:50 Killarney

Romann

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J F Levins

Endured a long absence after a pair of 1m2f AW wins three winters ago; struggled once returning but more encouraging signs of late, notably staying-on Fairyhouse third over 1m4f last month; 1lb wrong here but rider's valuable claim a major positive; shortlisted, although probably won't want too much rain.

13/2

14/1

Form: 009553 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner in France won at Dundalk in February over 1m2f; solid runs in defeat lately but more needed to play a major role.
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No Results Found

Form: 4765-5

Last run: 229 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Maiden under both codes showed some promise in Gowran flat maidens last year but opening mark looks on the high side; yard among the winners this week.
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10th

6

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Inchiquin Maid

11st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: David Kenneth Budds

Below form on the Flat of late and the best of her three hurdle efforts came over 3m; tough opening mark and others preferred.

16/1

8th

1

(13)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Inchiquin Maid

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: David Kenneth Budds

midfield

10/1

8th

10

(4)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Inchiquin Maid

9st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: David Kenneth Budds

held up in rear, headway from over 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, never near to challenge

12/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 50-370

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Maiden ran well on turf return at Limerick in June but hasn't backed that up twice since; blinkers now tried.
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1st

1

(15)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Riyami

10st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in rear, headway from over 3f out, challenging when ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish

5/1

5th

19

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Riyami

10st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear

9/1

10/1

Form: 0/0-19

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose sort got back on the scoresheet when winning at Limerick in June but 8lb rise appeared to anchor him at Tipperary; others possibly better handicapped now.
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7th

2

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent

2/1

7

(6)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Alastair Ralph

Formerly trained in Ireland; consistent in three starts for Alastair Ralph (here, 1m4f-1m6f), inching closer to a first AW win; could exact his revenge on last week's conqueror Virtual Hug on these revised terms.

5/1

2nd

2

(7)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Alastair Ralph

Ended losing run when winning over about 1m3f at Limerick in June; beaten favourite over 1m4f and 1m6f for this yard but did enough on latest start from off the pace into third to think he can find a race at this level.

100/30

10th
12 (19)
War Thunder

25/1

Form: 0090-7

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Maiden under both codes might not have stayed 2m1f at Killarney last time; still needs plenty more dropping in trip.
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13

(4)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

War Thunder

9st 0lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: D J Ryan

Decent effort on heavy ground in a Galway handicap in late October; no real show in two runs on this surface but a bit more needed here.

14/1

5th

16

(10)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

War Thunder

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: D J Ryan

Navan sixth of 20 was his best run since placed in a maiden at Sligo in 2021; beaten 13l in the Navan, so plenty more improvement is needed

14/1

11th
10 (16)
Kirkuila

14/1

Form: 8-7099

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Has struggled a bit so far in handicaps although not knocked about once beaten latest two starts; probably a bit too high in the handicap still.
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0

10

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:38 Fairyhouse

Kirkuila

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James M Barrett

Rated 58 on the Flat wand never in the first six; showed a bit more on her hurdling debut at Cork staying to take fifth in a maiden in which Eagle Fang took second.

10/1

5th

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 20y

13:25 Cork

Kirkuila

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James M Barrett

Rated 58 on the Flat where she's been well held in middle-distance handicaps; hurdles debut.

66/1

11th

10

(16)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:45 Cork

Kirkuila

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: James M Barrett

Has struggled a bit so far in handicaps although not knocked about once beaten latest two starts; probably a bit too high in the handicap still.

14/1

14/1

Form: 0-0480

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Both wins came over 1m some time ago; solid run at Tramore over 1m4f but was below that level twice since; others preferred.
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11th

3

(16)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Bardo Contiguo

9st 10lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Eoin Doyle

Over three years since winning and recent turf form not encouraging; 12lb higher AW mark here do has it to do.

20/1

6th

8

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

15:20 Gowran Park

Bardo Contiguo

9st 2lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Eoin Doyle

towards rear of midfield, headway towards far side 2f out, no impression over 1f out

10/1

8th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:25 Clonmel

Bardo Contiguo

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Eoin Doyle

led early, soon headed but prominent

25/1

Form: 857465

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Picked up for 3,500gns at Tattersalls July Sale, having won at Salisbury and Southwell for Richard Hannon; well held off marks in the 50s over the summer so this current mark looks harsh.
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9th

11

(8)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ciao Adios

9st 0lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual winner in Britain is 0-6 at this venue, plenty to find on recent efforts (2lb wrong).

16/1

11th

11

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ciao Adios

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Fair fourth to Spinning Web over C&D two runs back, didn't see out 2m five days later and disappointed back at 1m4f last time; others preferred.

16/1

9th

11

(7)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ciao Adios

8st 13lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

1m3f winner on Tapeta early in the year when trained in Britain; fair fourth over C&D two runs back, didn't see out 2m five days later.

16/1

20/1

Form: 6577S6

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Just fair form since entering handicaps, looking in need of further on occasions; 3lb wrong.
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11th

11

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

13:45 Punchestown

Tasmanian Girl

10st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Modest Flat handicapper; tailed off on her two completed runs over hurdles.

100/1

8th

10

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Tasmanian Girl

10st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Aengus King

always behind, weakened before 2 out

150/1

9th

10

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Tasmanian Girl

10st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

midfield, saddle slipped 3rd

100/1

Form: 480747

Last run: 82 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Ran her best race when fourth over this trip at Tipperary in May in tongue tie/cheekpiece combination but below that at Fairyhouse afterwards and has missed a few engagements since.
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15th

14

(7)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:45 Cork

Miss Upbeat

8st 13lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Ran her best race when fourth over this trip at Tipperary in May in tongue tie/cheekpiece combination but below that at Fairyhouse afterwards and has missed a few engagements since.

10/1

11

(6)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Miss Upbeat

9st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Ran her best race when fourth over 1m4f at Tipperary in May but below that at Fairyhouse since; poor maiden form at this venue but managed fourth in a handicap here in March.

16/1

16

(6)

7th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 20y

20:15 Bellewstown

Miss Upbeat

8st 13lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: John C McConnell

First reserve; maiden ran her best race when fourth over this trip at Tipperary but below that at Fairyhouse since; non-runner on Good to yielding ground at Tipperary Wednesday.

Form: 35809- D

Last run: 320 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Three-time AW winner also won on turf at Fairyhouse last year over this trip; hasn't been seen since October and may just need this although has his ground so worth a market check.
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10th

1

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Storm Steps

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

towards rear

16/1

9th

6

(9)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:35 Dundalk (AW)

Storm Steps

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Three-time C&D winner; was in good fettle on turf last year before form tailed off in the autumn; off long time before running down the field at Cork in August.

16/1

16th

2

(2)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:45 Cork

Storm Steps

10st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Patrick Martin

Three-time AW winner also won on turf at Fairyhouse last year over this trip; hasn't been seen since October and may just need this although has his ground so worth a market check.

10/1

17th
11 (6)
Sil Ver Klass

13/2

Form: 78/32- D BF

Last run: 324 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Flat wins came some time ago, good effort when last seen on flat in finishing second over this trip at Killarney in October; not at his best over fences of late but on a fair mark so don't rule out.
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5th

5

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

Sil Ver Klass

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

led, headed before 2 out

16/1

Form: 2313-2

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
German recruit won 1m7f Mulheim handicap last year on good ground and second in similar Leipzig event in May, sole start this year; market likely best guide on Irish debut (trainer has done well with previous German recruits).
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7th

5

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

13:31 Doncaster

Oakley

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Not had much racing since his last win off a 5lb higher mark in March 2022; now a 10yo and he was beaten a long way out on his return from a break at Newbury.

25/1

7th

4

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Oakley

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Richard J Bandey

midfield, lost ground before 4th

20/1

7th

1

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:00 Stratford

Oakley

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

prominent

5/1

Non-runners

Dinamine, Taxiing, Lilac Lady, Harrison Meadows

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €153.40
Straight Forecast €86.57
Tricast €3300.78
Trifecta €792.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Romann

POSTDATA:

Riyami

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Oakley

The Irish Sun:

Romann