September 23 / 13.55 Curragh

13.55

Soft

John Ormonde Wexford Sand Handicap

  • Prize money: £8615.04
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 11 runners
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John Ormonde Wexford Sand Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.90
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 920281 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Took her an age to win but finally off the mark in ordinary 6f maiden here last month; twice second over 7f earlier this year, including in big-field handicap at Cork; goes on soft and maybe she'll go on after getting her head in front.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Dagoda

10st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

dwelt start, towards rear

12/1

7th

3

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Dagoda

9st 3lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Took her an age to win but came good in C&D maiden in August and backed it up with handicap win over 7f here; big jump in class here but clearly in rude health and handles ground so worth a shot at black type.

14/1

2nd
4 (9)
Fernao

9/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3210 BF

Last run: 68 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Odds-on when facile winner of Listowel 1m maiden and scratched from Listed race here Derby weekend; bombed out on handicap debut at Killarney which can't have been his running; back from break with visor fitted.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(11)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Fernao

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: W McCreery

Lightly raced 4yo was having first run since July (gelded) when staying-on second to an improver at the Curragh last month (7f, yielding-to-soft) in first-time visor; yet to race in testing conditions but good chance he'll handle it and one to consider.

9/1

2nd

4

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Fernao

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

towards rear, headway under 2f out, chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

9/1

10th

3

(4)

17th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 20y

18:50 Killarney

Fernao

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

Late-developing colt; placed at Limerick and this venue (beaten even-money favourite) before hacking up in a maiden at Listowel early last month; interesting in first handicap, though mark is not obviously lenient.

4/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 742684 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Dropping in class and form is chock-full of creditable efforts in premier handicaps that would entitle him to win this, including latest fourth over this trip at Leopardstown; the concern is that he's over two years without a win.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

(11)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

No More Porter

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent

8/1

2nd

10

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Naas

No More Porter

9st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ran on and chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

No More Porter

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Has been running well in the face of some stiff tasks in handicaps this season and he got no luck in running when third at the Curragh last week (very soft); hasn't won in two years but deserves a break.

3/1

13/2

Form: 200220 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
AW didn't suit latest but trip and ground will on this occasion; won over 1m here on soft in last two Octobers, three times second over 7f this term; no leeway from this mark though.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(7)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M C Grassick

towards rear

14/1

6th

1

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:20 Gowran Park

Loingseoir

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M C Grassick

dwelt start, held up in rear, some headway under 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

11/2

6th

1

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Loingseoir

10st 4lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

Won this race last year; has hit the crossbar in a couple of runs this year and bounced back from a lesser run in a Racing League contest when a staying on fourth over 7f here a fortnight ago; 7lb higher than last year but should go well back up in trip.

6/1

Form: 542274 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Grand sort but often gives them a head-start and modest strike-rate over last two years, only win coming in this contest last year; better judged on pair of narrow 7f Leopardstown defeats last month than more recent AW form.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(8)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Half Nutz

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

Grand sort but often gives them a head start and modest strike-rate over last two years; 0-8 on AW but best run for some time last month over C&D when strong-finishing fourth from a similar draw; only midfield here on Wednesday though; hard to have total confidence in given his starting tendencies.

10/1

7th

5

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Half Nutz

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Adrian McGuinness

Six-time turf winner from 5f-7f often starts slowly but ran a belter over 6f here last time; going back up to 7f will give him more of a chance to run down the leaders.

7/1

4th

12

(8)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Half Nutz

9st 6lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield, headway up the centre 1f out, ran on well and went fourth post

9/1

Form: 060100 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Good record over 6f here, well-backed winner last month, but soundly beaten last twice; this trip just stretched him when third of 22 to Half Nutz in last year's renewal.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(17)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Secret Magician

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Martin Hassett

soon prominent on outer, joined leaders when ridden under 2f out, kept on inside final 110yds

10/1

5th

13

(3)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Dundalk (AW)

Secret Magician

9st 6lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Martin Hassett

midfield

9/2

4th

9

(15)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Secret Magician

9st 5lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

midfield

16/1

Form: 1217RR

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Second in decent 7f contest here in between wins at Sligo and Leopardstown (1m, first-time blinkers); only the brave, or in-running players, would back him now after two refusals.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

13:30 Punchestown

Semblance Of Order

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: A Oliver

in touch with leaders, good headway challenging 2 out, led last, ridden when edged left run-in, kept on well

11/2

13th

8

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Semblance Of Order

9st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

Won twice earlier in the season but has refused to race on two of his last three starts and he looks risky on that sole factor; back below last winning mark for AW debut at least.

25/1

OUR TIP

15/2

Form: 505520 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Good record over 6f here including when second last month; second to runaway winner over 7f here last year but well held in this a year ago and hasn't tried 7f since.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

16:00 Naas

Heavenly Power

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Second runner for yard; scored his third win last time at Navan over slightly shorter, beating several of these rivals; up 6lb but handles this ground fine and has to be respected.

5/1

1st

9

(9)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 164y

15:25 Navan

Heavenly Power

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

raced centre, in touch with leaders, ridden when groups merged over 1f out, headway to lead inside final furlong, ran on

10/1

8th

2

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Heavenly Power

9st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

took keen hold early, disputed lead, soon raced in second

15/2

8/1

Form: 9-2202 D BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer in fine form again this year without winning, runner-up all three turf starts including behind subsequent winner at Galway festival and when collared late over this trip at Fairyhouse on Monday.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16th

10

(5)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

midfield

16/1

9th

10

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Shawaamekh

9st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

disputed lead early, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

20/1

Form: -46069 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Good run in premier handicap over extended 6f here in July when sixth of 20; not as good since and not the strongest of finishers, particularly over this trip.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

18

(18)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Pinar Del Rio

8st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Joe Conlon

raced near side, towards rear of midfield

20/1

11th

12

(20)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Pinar Del Rio

9st 8lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Joe Conlon

Ran well on a couple of occasions over C&D this summer (including on soft), 7f too far on latest; reduced mark, good draw and in-form claiming rider so could go well at decent odds.

16/1

11/2

Form: 572321 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Consistent before readily off the mark in Gowran maiden, making all over 7f; either flattered by track bias there and stiff task given she was beaten off marks in low 70s previously, or she has improved and can defy new mark of 84; handles soft.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

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Payout
Exacta €57.10
Straight Forecast €69.93
Tricast €257.50
Trifecta €449.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

No More Porter

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Fernao

TOPSPEED:

Semblance Of Order

SPOTLIGHT:

Dagoda

The Irish Sun:

No More Porter