September 23 / 16.15 Curragh

16.15

Soft

Ornella Underwriting Ltd Equine And Bloodstock Insurance Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Ornella Underwriting Ltd Equine And Bloodstock Insurance Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.20
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 390054 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Modest strike-rate; only beaten 2l on last two starts (soft) but they were over longer trips; now tried in blinkers and fair chance if they have a positive effect.
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17th

13

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Magic Charm

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Martin Hassett

towards rear of midfield, brief headway under 3f out, weakened 2f out

14/1

5th

2

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

15:20 Gowran Park

Magic Charm

10st 1lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

towards rear, headway towards far side but still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 000780

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Long-standing maiden has shown little since heavy-ground second over 6f here in April.
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5th

12

(19)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Tall Story

9st 1lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent

14/1

4th

15

(18)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Tall Story

9st 1lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Ross O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £12.40

Form: -90480

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Modest but made frame over 7f at Fairyhouse and not shamed in mid-field (beaten 7l) here behind Goldmoyne; might improve for going a mile.
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1st

9

(3)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Bride Tree

9st 1lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Sarah Dawson

in touch with leaders on inner, smooth headway to lead on far side of group over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on

16/1

18th

19

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Bride Tree

8st 7lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Sarah Dawson

Running okay in defeat of late but long way out of the weights here.

40/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2-3981

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over 1m2f at Navan three weeks ago and second franked the form next time; up 8lb and drop to 1m probably not in her favour but likes easy ground and could progress a bit more.
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18th

3

(17)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Navan

Stay Local

9st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Off the mark over C&D early last month, with Flier and Lissadell among those behind; went up 8lb and could manage only fourth behind Magic Charm at the Curragh; however, that was over; return to this trip should suit.

6/1

4th

9

(20)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Stay Local

9st 10lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

prominent throughout, led narrowly under 2f out, headed and lost two places 1f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

1st

10

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Stay Local

9st 6lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

soon prominent on outer, pressed leader when took keen hold after 3f, joined leader over 2f out, led narrowly when ridden over 1f out, ran on

10/1

20/1

Form: 093070 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
AW maiden winner been in and out in turf handicaps this term, pick of her efforts on easy ground; each-way claims.
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5th

8

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Toriangel

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

midfield, headway towards far side 1f out, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

20/1

13th

7

(6)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Gowran Park

Toriangel

9st 10lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

midfield

16/1

7th

15

(3)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:35 Navan

Toriangel

9st 3lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Not the most consistent but capable at her best; good third to Eastern Wind at Leopardstown and not beaten far there last time; could run well.

14/1

12/1

Form: 0-7642

Last run: 91 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Wide margin winner over 1m on soft at Gowran last back-end; good second to an improver over 10.5f at Down Royal on last Flat start in June, hurdling since.
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12th

4

(3)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Stormy Jenn

9st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: P Cluskey

in touch with leaders

12/1

3rd

5

(17)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Stormy Jenn

10st 0lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: P Cluskey

midfield, headway waiting for room 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds, no match for first two

12/1

Form: 6680-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Nothing in first two handicaps including on seasonal bow at Roscommon; hooded.
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7th

13

(7)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Madakasham Jam

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

midfield

66/1

10th

8

(12)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:10 Down Royal

Madakasham Jam

8st 10lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Not a bad run when seventh of 18 at the Curragh on Saturday; two moderate handicap runs before that.

20/1

7th

16

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Madakasham Jam

8st 11lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Jack W Davison

prominent against far rail, weakened inside final furlong

40/1

Form: 963724 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Probably should have won a few more but seems perfectly genuine; ran well on soft at Naas in July which is reassuring and little wrong with latest two efforts; second in big-field C&D contest last year on her CV as well.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

14

(7)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

midfield

7/1

2nd

1

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: W McCreery

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging over 1f out, soon ridden, briefly disputed lead inside final 110yds, just held

6/1

12/1

Form: 078

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Modest form in claimer/two maidens but from big yard and can't be ruled out off lowly mark.
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1st

6

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Tortured Soul

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Tony Carroll

Made a winning start for this trainer over C&D last December when 6lb lower; raced prominently when following up at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) last month and showed further improvement when a close third at Lingfield (1m5f, Polytrack) latest; up another 1lb; major contender.

2/1

3rd

10

(11)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Tortured Soul

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tony Carroll

0-7 on turf in Ireland but he's unbeaten in two AW runs for his current yard; up another 3lb but he was a comfortable winner at Wolverhampton (1m4f) last time and is open to more progress at this new trip; interesting contender.

3/1

1st

4

(7)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tortured Soul

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

prominent, ridden to lead and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, comfortably

2/1

9/2

Form: -08331 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Placed behind progressive types in first two handicaps and got it done at Gowran (1m, good); up 8lb for that but big, leery sort has more in him and stiff track will suit.
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15th

14

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Partisan Hero

8st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: D K Weld

Improved for handicaps and got off the mark over 1m at Gowran last month; however, shoved up 8lb and well held over C&D a fortnight ago when too keen; wears first-time visor.

17/2

10th

5

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Partisan Hero

9st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: D K Weld

in touch with leaders

9/2

Form: -01150 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Couple of wins in Wales this summer (6f/7f) but form over this trip renders her opposable; second runner for small Wexford yard.
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18th

6

(14)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 1lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Tom McGuinness

reluctant to go to start, towards rear

14/1

11th

14

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 0lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Tom McGuinness

in rear, detached halfway

16/1

10th

11

(12)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

16:35 Chepstow

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Tom McGuinness

Irish raider who bagged handicaps over C&D (good to soft) and at Ffos Las (soft) before finding 1m a stretch here last Thursday; better expected back at this trip off what remains a fair mark.

4/1

Form: 07800-

Last run: 283 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Early promise for Ger Lyons but it's been all downhill Flat and hurdles since; new yard.
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15th

20

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Essential Part

10st 13lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Adrian Sexton

Twice placed on the Flat; hard to draw any encouragement from her hurdles form; in rear twice over 2m since a fair sixth over 2m4f at Gowran.

25/1

16

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Essential Part

11st 5lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Adrian Sexton

Maiden under all codes was tailed-off in a Limerick handicap hurdle last time and isn't easy to fancy.

50/1

13th

12

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Limerick

Essential Part

11st 2lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Adrian Sexton

Maiden under all codes has to find improvement from somewhere.

28/1

14/1

Form: 007064

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Maiden has shown mild promise on occasion including when fourth over a furlong farther at Punchestown last time.
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7th

11

(12)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

15:20 Gowran Park

Deuteronomy

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: R P Burns

Now 0-16; decent fourth of 14 at Punchestown on his penultimate run but seems to need better ground.

25/1

13th

17

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Deuteronomy

8st 9lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: R P Burns

towards rear

14/1

4th

13

(17)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:40 Punchestown

Deuteronomy

9st 0lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: R P Burns

held up in rear

10/1

50/1

Form: -45960

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden but only beaten 2l over 7f at Gowran penultimate start so not devoid of ability; 2lb wrong.
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12th

9

(6)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:22 Dundalk (AW)

Lightupthesky

9st 2lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: V C Ward

Modest sort rated a meagre 37 so lots on at the weights here; cheekpieces tried.

100/1

10th

14

(8)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lightupthesky

8st 10lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: V C Ward

Poor form in 11 starts so far and sole AW run was poor; 80-1 and well held at the Curragh last week; hard to fancy.

20/1

25/1

Form: 954070

Last run: 97 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Ran okay in a couple of maidens and mildly eyecatching in higher grade over C&D on handicap bow in May; yet to build on that and back from three months off.
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1st

1

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Dundalk (AW)

Old Peculier

10st 5lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mark Fahey

Has come good at this venue in recent months; second over the extended 1m2f in November; went one better over the same trip last month and backed that up with a 1m4f win here last Friday, asserting well to go away in the closing stages; now bids to complete a hat-trick under a 7lb penalty; possibly vulnerable based on previous 1m form.

15/8

1st

13

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Old Peculier

9st 3lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Mark Fahey

took keen hold, prominent, headway going easily when challenging 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, pushed out and clear final 110yds

100/30

1st

5

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Old Peculier

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mark Fahey

dwelt start, took keen hold, soon midfield, headway from 3f out, headway and prominent when hung right and ridden under 2f out, led towards near side and ran on from 1f out, pushed out

7/2

9/1

Form: -97714 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Won similar contest over C&D last month (Akmaam fourth) and did little wrong when fourth at Gowran since; those runs on good but has run well on easy ground.
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16th

3

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Brewel Hill

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

9/1

4th

6

(16)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Gowran Park

Brewel Hill

9st 10lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, soon went second, challenging under 2f out, no extra and lost two places towards finish

9/1

1st

9

(18)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Brewel Hill

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter McCreery

Gowran winner over a year ago off 59 and went close in similar event afterwards for Gearoid Brouder; okay run on yard debut at Naas last month but others still preferred.

12/1

17th
6 (18)
Hastily

16/1

Form: 428419

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
4yo is versatile trip-wise; won over a straight 7f at Cork last year and over 5f at Chepstow last month; also narrowly beaten over this trip at Naas in midsummer; best form on good ground.
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18th

19

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Hastily

8st 9lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Tom McGuinness

got loose beforehand, towards rear

33/1

11th

11

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Curragh

Hastily

9st 4lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Tom McGuinness

towards rear

20/1

Form: 0-847

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Related to winners over 7f and 9f so maybe this trip will suit better than 1m3f at Roscommon where he was well held on handicap debut; still early days for well-bred type.
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18th

4

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Sorrento Point

9st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, midfield

12/1

7th

12

(4)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 140y

18:15 Roscommon

Sorrento Point

9st 4lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders early, soon dropped to midfield, headway and in touch with leaders under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

4th

9

(5)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 40y

17:50 Killarney

Sorrento Point

9st 8lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent when pushed along on near side of group 2f out, soon ridden, edged left over 1f out, soon no extra

8/1

Form: 000817 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

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

Non-runners

Akmaam, Carlton Banks

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €236.40
Straight Forecast €185.52
Tricast €6044.72

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Morning Approach

POSTDATA:

Toriangel

The Irish Sun:

Magic Charm

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Morning Approach