September 22 / 19.30 Dundalk (AW)

19.30

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Friday Night Lights Are Back At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Friday Night Lights Are Back At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather:

OUR TIP

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 013272

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner didn't get off the mark on the Flat until winning at Ballinrobe this summer; has continued in fine form and was just denied last time at Roscommon; front-runner has been placed on AW; solid chance.
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5th

7

(8)

16th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 185y

19:45 Killarney

Longclaw

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: P J F Murphy

Dual Flat winner was in good form at Dundalk last year, winning 1m4f handicap and touched off by Irish Cesarewitch winner Magellan Strait in 2m conditions race; never sighted on comeback run at the Curragh last month, more expected of here.

16/1

14th

2

(8)

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Curragh

Longclaw

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

Dual Flat winner was in good form at Dundalk over the winter, winning a 1m4f handicap and touched off by Irish Cesarewitch winner Magellan Strait in a 2m conditions race; off since February; each-way chance at his best but this is highly competitive.

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 5-1053 CD

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner, with last score in March; not bad turf runs after and again ran well here in July; can go well after a break, so looks a solid player.
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10th

8

(8)

15th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

10st 2lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: M J Tynan

Two time track winner for Bill Farrell; placed in a pair of good 1m4f handicaps here in the autumn; one for the shortlist on his stable debut after three month absence.

7/1

6th

9

(11)

1st Dec 2023

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2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: W T Farrell

1m4f winner here in March and good placed efforts last three starts in similar events; first attempt at this extended trip and could go well if seeing it out.

6/1

3rd

5

(12)

13th Oct 2023

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1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sall Good Man

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: W T Farrell

C&D winner in March and returning to form of late with two narrow defeats over C&D; however, finds himself on his highest mark for some time; solid each-way contender.

13/2

9/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 09-329 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Last win was over 3 years ago at 1m; two fine runs last month after returning from a long lay-off but hung right when below that level at Roscommon last time, nearly 7l behind Longclaw; has to rebound.
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No Results Found

Form: 2/862- CD

Last run: 275 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Won a 1m4f maiden here in 2021 and only five Flat runs since then but some decent efforts; and useful hurdler since; first run since December and could need it.
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11th

3

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Palace Rock

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Francis Casey

C&D maiden winner but has proved expensive to follow at times in handicaps, including over C&D a fortnight ago when decent third, having every chance; should be thereabouts but possible stronger finishers here.

9/2

Form: 339070

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Maiden after 17 starts and has become disappointing; though best form is on this surface others are still preferred.
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5th

11

(10)

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 180y

20:30 Leopardstown

Elzaamsan

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent, led after 2f

10/1

2nd

4

(9)

4th Jul 2024

Good

1m 6f 109y

19:10 Bellewstown

Elzaamsan

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Frustrating maiden after 20 starts, with his best runs coming on AW; beaten a long way at Fairyhouse on return and has loads to find.

16/1

9th

3

(12)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:17 Fairyhouse

Elzaamsan

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield

13/2

Form: 9-0512 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Won a Killarney maiden over 1m6f; finished a distant 2nd in a 1m4f Epsom amateur event since behind an improved performer; makes his AW debut and a player if handling it.
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15th

6

4th Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Liberated Light

11st 9lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Ran well in a maiden hurdle at Cork in January; another decent effort on AW in March; others have stronger credentials.

12/1

14/1

Form: 978606 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner here has been poor on turf lately; however, was a close 2nd off 1lb higher over C&D in April so can't be ruled out at this track.
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15th

1

(6)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:17 Fairyhouse

Dalvey

10st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Noel C Kelly

Tailed off over hurdles latest and struggling in claimers on Flat previously on AW; no wins on turf since 2020 and others preferred.

12/1

14th

3

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Clonmel

Dalvey

11st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

16/1

14th

3

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Clonmel

Dalvey

11st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

16/1

16/1

Form: 7-8570 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Dual winner in France years ago; was poor in cheekpieces on heavy ground at Galway last time but has a chance on his Leopardstown 5th in May.
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12th

5

(6)

6th Dec 2023

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1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

In Favour

9st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Luke Comer

Won twice for Andre Fabre early in his career; almost nothing of merit in his Irish form.

50/1

11th

6

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

In Favour

10st 11lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: Luke Comer

Unplaced in 10 starts for this yard and well held on AW last month; remains best watched for now.

25/1

8th

4

(1)

22nd Sep 2023

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1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

In Favour

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Luke Comer

Dual winner in France years ago; was poor in cheekpieces on heavy ground at Galway last time but has a chance on his Leopardstown 5th in May.

16/1

9th
1 (3)
Cold Steel

10/1

Form: 11-600 CD

Last run: 118 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won twice here last winter between 1m2f-4f and a decent effort in defeat after; not as good in two turf runs in spring; however, is just 1lb higher than his last winning mark and has won after a break, so not discounted.
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4th

6

(9)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Cold Steel

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

Dual course winner last winter (including C&D); probably should have won here a fortnight ago, throwing away the race by wandering in the closing stages (beaten 1l); same mark and return to further is fine.

13/2

4th

10

(8)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Cold Steel

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A Oliver

Dual winner here, including over C&D; was well beaten over 1m4f a week ago after an absence but should strip fitter today and not dismissed.

12/1

Form: 0683

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Dual purpose sort has won twice over hurdles and ran well over 2m at Clonmel last time; might find this a bit sharp on AW debut.
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8th

1

(12)

7th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

17:15 Limerick

Killeemore Lad

10st 2lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, headway and went second after 2f, led 3f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened

4/1

1st

1

(14)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

20:30 Limerick

Killeemore Lad

10st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

In good form over hurdles and transferred that to the Flat when second in a 2m handicap at Listowel last week; plenty of weight but has a leading chance.

4/1

2nd

11

(1)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

16:50 Listowel

Killeemore Lad

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

8/1

22/1

Form: 693-60

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Dual winner in UK has been well beaten on the Flat for this yard lately, though clearly failed to stay 2m2f last time; best watched for now.
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No Results Found

Form: 346/0-

Last run: 477 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner in 2020 hasn't run on the Flat in a while and is probably best watched today.
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12th

12

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

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1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Patience Patience

9st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

Maiden hurdle winner in 2020 hasn't run on the Flat in a while and is probably best watched today.

33/1

8th

7

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Cork

Patience Patience

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Mrs Jessica Magnier

in touch with leaders, jumped left on occasions, dropped to rear halfway, became detached 5 out, tailed off

100/1

Form: 33150 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Won over 2m here in March and a similar effort in defeat at Lingfield next time; was poor on return at Bellewstown last time but could leave that behind back on this surface.
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3

6th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 40y

17:28 Bellewstown

Khadaash

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Flat winner (but tricky, refusing to race twice) has been tailed off on both runs in maiden hurdles this term; blinkers now tried.

50/1

18th

8

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 170y

15:07 Punchestown

Khadaash

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

reluctant to race, in rear and detached

100/1

11th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Khadaash

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

AW winner last year refused to race on comeback run at Dundalk in March; probably best watched on hurdles debut.

33/1

Non-runners

Influential Lady

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €37.00
Straight Forecast €69.82
Tricast €338.55
Trifecta €270.10

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Elzaamsan

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dalvey

The Irish Sun:

S'all Good Man

SPOTLIGHT:

Longclaw

POSTDATA:

Elzaamsan