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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6th

17

(5)

3rd Jun 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:35 Gowran Park

Magic Charm

8st 9lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

Hard to knock this season's efforts with him beaten 4l or less in well-contested handicaps; however, he does struggle to convert his chances (2-33).

16/1

4th

3

(11)

29th May 2024

Soft

1m 1f 0y

16:03 Tipperary

Magic Charm

9st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Martin Hassett

Won at the Curragh last autumn over 1m on slow ground; has shown he can cope with this higher mark and one to consider.

7/1

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

15

(9)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:51 Gowran Park

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

dwelt start, soon prominent, disputed lead after 2f, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden when headed under 2f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

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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14th

8

(5)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:55 Leopardstown

Bride Tree

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Sarah Dawson

Gained sole success on the AW in December, defeating Chica Power by 1.75l in cosy fashion; failed to cope with a 9lb rise when upped in trip last month and needs to come on plenty for that effort.

18/1

14th

8

(5)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:55 Leopardstown

Bride Tree

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Sarah Dawson

Gained sole success on the AW in December, defeating Chica Power by 1.75l in cosy fashion; failed to cope with a 9lb rise when upped in trip last month and needs to come on plenty for that effort.

18/1

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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3rd

6

(1)

13th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Toriangel

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

midfield, headway and went fourth 1f out, ran on well and went third final 110yds, no match for first two

9/2

1st

6

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:55 Leopardstown

Toriangel

9st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Sole win came in AW maiden in 2022; largely inconsistent last season but signed off with a good fifth behind Magic Charm at the Curragh; very encouraging fourth at Cork on return last month, beaten 2.25l by Karlsberg; has ran well here before and has dropped to an attractive mark; big run expected.

4/1

1st

6

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:55 Leopardstown

Toriangel

9st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Sole win came in AW maiden in 2022; largely inconsistent last season but signed off with a good fifth behind Magic Charm at the Curragh; very encouraging fourth at Cork on return last month, beaten 2.25l by Karlsberg; has ran well here before and has dropped to an attractive mark; big run expected.

4/1

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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11th

4

(6)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Limerick

Stormy Jenn

10st 0lb

J: Megan de Souza-Wearen

T: P Cluskey

Good start to the season when runner-up in a handicap at Naas in April; well beaten at Gowran last month; acts on good ground and respected on her best form.

8/1

10th

1

(17)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Stormy Jenn

10st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: P Cluskey

Only two wins in a 30-race Flat career but both have come at this venue; worth considering now after recent Naas second on her seasonal debut; has an edge over Captured.

4/1

10th

1

(17)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Stormy Jenn

10st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: P Cluskey

Only two wins in a 30-race Flat career but both have come at this venue; worth considering now after recent Naas second on her seasonal debut; has an edge over Captured.

4/1

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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9th

4

(11)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 13lb

J: Danny Power

T: W McCreery

C&D win in November and only just failed to follow up month later before finishing midfield over C&D last month; others more likely.

10/1

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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3rd

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Tortured Soul

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Won six of his first seven outings for this yard and beaten under 3l on his two starts since; they were all on AW and his turf form in Ireland last year was way below what's now required, albeit with best of those efforts coming on heavy ground; considered.

4/1

3rd

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Tortured Soul

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Won six of his first seven outings for this yard and beaten under 3l on his two starts since; they were all on AW and his turf form in Ireland last year was way below what's now required, albeit with best of those efforts coming on heavy ground; considered.

4/1

6th

5

(7)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Tortured Soul

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear

7/2

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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2nd

7

(2)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:05 Windsor

Partisan Hero

9st 1lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Ex-Dermot Weld; off the mark at Gowran Park (1m, good) last September then form went the wrong way in final two runs last season; now tries a new trip after 219 days off but he changed hands for 72,000gns and needs watching in market on stable debut.

8/1

2nd

7

(2)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:05 Windsor

Partisan Hero

9st 1lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Ex-Dermot Weld; off the mark at Gowran Park (1m, good) last September then form went the wrong way in final two runs last season; now tries a new trip after 219 days off but he changed hands for 72,000gns and needs watching in market on stable debut.

8/1

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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10th

12

(1)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 0lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Tom McGuinness

Two wins in the space of three days in Britain last summer before her form dropped away; record fresh isn't the best.

33/1

10th

12

(1)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 0lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Tom McGuinness

Two wins in the space of three days in Britain last summer before her form dropped away; record fresh isn't the best.

33/1

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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10th

14

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 0f 50y

18:55 Tramore

Essential Part

10st 13lb

J: Harry Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

in touch with leaders

40/1

7th

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:05 Downpatrick

Essential Part

11st 5lb

J: Harry Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield

33/1

7th

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:05 Downpatrick

Essential Part

11st 5lb

J: Harry Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

took keen hold, midfield, weakened from 2 out

33/1

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

12

(13)

29th May 2024

Soft

1m 1f 0y

16:03 Tipperary

Deuteronomy

8st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: R P Burns

Fourth has been as good as it's got in 19 career starts and if his turn is to come it will probably be on drier ground.

40/1

8th

14

(4)

20th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 86y

18:20 Roscommon

Deuteronomy

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: R P Burns

Never better than fourth in 18 races; needs to improve from his seasonal debut at Gowran; tongue-tie for the first time.

20/1

8th

14

(4)

20th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 86y

18:20 Roscommon

Deuteronomy

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: R P Burns

Never better than fourth in 18 races; needs to improve from his seasonal debut at Gowran; tongue-tie for the first time.

20/1

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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11th

13

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 148y

16:55 Roscommon

Lightupthesky

8st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: V C Ward

Maiden is officially rated only 35 so has plenty of work to do.

33/1

11th

13

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 148y

16:55 Roscommon

Lightupthesky

8st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: V C Ward

Maiden is officially rated only 35 so has plenty of work to do.

33/1

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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4th

14

(13)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Old Peculier

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Fahey

Has has improved significantly since blinkers were added, completing a Dundalk hat-trick (1m-1m4f) in December /January and even better form when second of 12 to Penzance over 1m2f at Lingfield five weeks ago; there's nothing wrong with that form so he's yet another who has to enter the reckoning.

12/1

4th

14

(13)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Old Peculier

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Fahey

Has has improved significantly since blinkers were added, completing a Dundalk hat-trick (1m-1m4f) in December /January and even better form when second of 12 to Penzance over 1m2f at Lingfield five weeks ago; there's nothing wrong with that form so he's yet another who has to enter the reckoning.

12/1

2nd

11

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:22 Lingfield (AW)

Old Peculier

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mark Fahey

Lightly raced on AW in Ireland but he has improved significantly since blinkers were added, most recently running away with a 1m handicap at Dundalk in January (taking him to 3-3 in headgear); no issue with the longer trip (won over 1m4f on penultimate start) but a 13lb rise for last time (raised a total of 28lb for the three wins), allied to significantly stronger opposition, could leave him vulnerable; his tendency to hang sharply right won't be an asset here either.

14/1

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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2nd

3

(4)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Limerick

Brewel Hill

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

started quickly, took keen hold, soon prominent, went second and challenging when ridden over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

10/1

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

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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15th

9

(7)

13th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 47y

19:00 Leopardstown

Hastily

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Tom McGuinness

prominent

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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11th

9

(8)

17th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Goldmoyne

9st 6lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Timothy Doyle

Won a 23-runner 7f handicap on good ground at the Curragh last August when 6lb lower (they also claimed 7lb that day); absent since finishing midfield later that month and has been gelded; worth a market check.

8/1

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

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