January 19 / 17.00 Dundalk (AW)

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  • 2m 0f 0y
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

1st
16 (17)
Gains Of War

(Won)

  • Win: £93.40
  • Place: £23.10

Form: /9008-

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; soundly beaten in maidens and his recent handicap debut here.
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8th

10

(7)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Gains Of War

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Lightly-raced; was a surprise C&D winner last time, beating a decent yardstick and should go well again from just 3lb higher.

6/1

1st

16

(17)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Gains Of War

8st 13lb

T: Luke Comer

Second reserve; soundly beaten in maidens and his recent handicap debut here.

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9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 99282-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Bounced back to form when runner-up at Navan in October and appreciated the return to this trip when runner-up in a handicap last month; up 4lb but likely to be a leading player..
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2nd

3

(1)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Folly Beach

10st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: M A Molloy

Bounced back to form when runner-up at Navan in October and appreciated the return to this trip when runner-up in a handicap last month; up 4lb but likely to be a leading player..

9/2

2nd

11

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Folly Beach

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: M A Molloy

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent towards near side 2f out, ridden and challenging over 1f out, kept on well, no match for winner

13/2

8th

7

(17)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Folly Beach

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M A Molloy

towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, never near to challenge

12/1

33/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: /7579-

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Glimpses of form in Britain for David Simcock but well held over 1m4f last summer; hard to see him making an immediate impact for new trainer.
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9th

13

(6)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Alex The Great

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Adrian Murray

Had a few of these behind when a close third to Gains Of War over C&D last month; little went right back in trip here two weeks ago; off the same mark here and certainly respected on his previous form.

14/1

9th

2

(13)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alex The Great

9st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Adrian Murray

dwelt start, towards rear

10/1

3rd

9

(4)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Alex The Great

9st 7lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Adrian Murray

Glimpses of form in Britain for David Simcock but well held over 1m4f last summer; hard to see him making an immediate impact for new trainer.

33/1

12/1

Form: 79/42/

Last run: 652 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Consistent performer under all codes for James Nash; best run here when fourth to Movie King in a 2m handicap in 2022; debuts here for Terence O'Brien after 19 months off and probably best watched.
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6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Hammersmith

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

disputed lead early, raced in second before 3rd, led after 5th, joined before 8th, headed 4 out, pressed leaders when shaken up before straight, weakened before 2 out

16/1

6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Hammersmith

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Just 1-18 over hurdles; cracking Flat AW run after a break last time on debut for a new yard; needs to get back to his hurdles best.

16/1

4th

12

(12)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hammersmith

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Terence O’Brien

Consistent performer under all codes for James Nash; best run here when fourth to Movie King in a 2m handicap in 2022; debuts here for Terence O'Brien after 19 months off and probably best watched.

12/1

Form: 07400-

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
AW winner for William Haggas last year in 2022; best run last year was over 2m2f at Down Royal; absent since a poor run at Thurles in October and best watched.
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7th

10

(9)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Crystal Caves

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas in 2022; back to form when only beaten a length in a C&D handicap last month behind Gains Of War; respected.

10/1

5th

6

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Crystal Caves

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas last year in 2022; best run last year was over 2m2f at Down Royal; absent since a poor run at Thurles in October and best watched.

10/1

10th

8

(8)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Crystal Caves

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas last year; best run this was over 2m2f at Down Royal so no stamina worrise; Listowel run was too bad to be true

12/1

Form: 07001- CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the eighth attempt over C&D last time and she's respected from just a 6lb higher mark.
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3rd

5

(17)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Honketonk Angel

9st 8lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Won over C&D in November and a good run next time over the same trip; well below her best since but not ignored; a strong pace would suit her.

8/1

12th

14

(13)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Honketonk Angel

8st 10lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Beat Circus Act over C&D in November and only beaten narrowly behind Gains Of War off 6lb higher subsequently; same mark here but likely to be thereabouts if running to the same level.

12/1

6th

10

(13)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Honketonk Angel

9st 6lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Off the mark at the eighth attempt over C&D last time and she's respected from just a 6lb higher mark.

7/1

Form: 000/0/

Last run: 552 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
22-race maiden for various yards; mid-division in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle in October when last seen; new headgear combination tried but makes little appeal.
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5th

1

(14)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Figurehead

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

Maiden after 24 starts, just eight of them on the level; wasn't beaten far over C&D the last twice; should run well again off the same mark.

8/1

3rd

11

(2)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Figurehead

9st 2lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

dwelt start, towards rear, dropped to last 5f out, good headway on far side of group from over 2f out, challenging 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds, no match for first two

20/1

7th

7

(7)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Figurehead

9st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

22-race maiden for various yards; mid-division in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle in October when last seen; new headgear combination tried but makes little appeal.

50/1

Form: 00/39- D

Last run: 91 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Versatile six-time winner whose most recent win came in a chase in June; well beaten in a claimer here and a Punchestown handicap hurdle last twice; new stable but others preferred.
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7th

2

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Desert Friend

11st 13lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

midfield, bit short of room on inner after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/2

3rd

6

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Desert Friend

11st 9lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Won a chase at Clonmel in June; mostly campaigned on the Flat since; not disgraced in a Dundalk handicap last month; would prefer better ground.

33/1

8th

1

(10)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Desert Friend

10st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Versatile six-time winner whose most recent win came in a chase in June; well beaten in a claimer here and a Punchestown handicap hurdle last twice; new stable but others preferred.

33/1

16/1

Form: 0/076-

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Disappointing over hurdles last year; ran okay in a C&D handicap in November when last seen but more needed.
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9th

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Kashi

10st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Is 2-19 over hurdles; ran respectably on the Flat at Dundalk before a remote second back over hurdles at Fairyhouse last time; has run well at this track.

12/1

2nd

10

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Kashi

10st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

midfield, headway from 2 out, went remote second last, no match for winner

33/1

9th

11

(9)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Kashi

9st 6lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

Disappointing over hurdles last year; ran okay in a C&D handicap in November when last seen but more needed.

16/1

10th
8 (14)
Movie King

10/1

Form: 81293/ CD

Last run: 462 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
C&D winner campaigned mostly over jumps last year, winning a Down Royal handicap hurdle; well beaten in a Ludlow handicap hurdle in November when last seen; capable of a big run.
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10th

8

(14)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Movie King

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: A J Martin

C&D winner campaigned mostly over jumps last year, winning a Down Royal handicap hurdle; well beaten in a Ludlow handicap hurdle in November when last seen; capable of a big run.

10/1

6th

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

14:15 Ludlow

Movie King

12st 0lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

Won a handicap hurdle over 2m4f at Down Royal (good) this summer and respectable efforts over hurdles and fences since (latterly over 2m7f on yielding to soft); has presumably travelled over from Ireland for this drier ground and could go well.

5/1

4th

8

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 60y

16:45 Punchestown

Movie King

10st 12lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

towards rear, headway into midfield 6th, keeping on when left in third last, kept on but lost third towards finish

8/1

Form: 54324-

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; 43-race maiden but did little wrong in three solid handicap efforts here; poor run over hurdles at Fairyhouse since but could be in the shake-up if getting a run.
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3rd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has run respectably on the Flat lately but has been poor last twice over hurdles.

33/1

11th

17

(2)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Breagagh

9st 2lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Third reserve; 43-race maiden but did little wrong in three solid handicap efforts here; poor run over hurdles at Fairyhouse since but could be in the shake-up if getting a run.

0

13

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Breagagh

10st 12lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has mostly run well over hurdles and on Flat lately, though a poor run when last seen in this discipline; ground might be too testing.

16/1

Form: 15212- D BF

Last run: 101 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Dual winner for Andrew Balding, once on AW; runner-up in a Southwell handicap in October when last seen and changed hands for 47,000Gns since; interesting runner.
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8th

16

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

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11st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

14/1

5th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Navan

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11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Modest performer on the Flat for Andrew Balding and was tailed off when jumping poorly on hurdle bow a fortnight ago; yard in-form but others more obvious.

16/1

5th

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:42 Gowran Park

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11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

Two wins for Andrew Balding, on heavy ground on turf and on AW; runner-up in a Southwell handicap last October before changing hands for 47,000gns; dropped away in the final quarter-mile on Irish debut in a 2m handicap at Dundalk last month; no doubts about fitness.

16/1

Form: 98106-

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Showed she stays well when winning a soft ground 1m6f handicap at Navan in October; mid-division behind Spinning Web over 1m4f here last time; suited by step up in trip.
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5th

9

(3)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Firm Belief

9st 3lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Rodger Sweeney

Went up 10lb for winning a handicap at Navan in October and fairly soundly beaten three times since; down 4lb now but remains to be seen whether that will be enough; others preferred.

20/1

13th

2

(6)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Firm Belief

10st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Rodger Sweeney

Showed she stays well when winning a soft ground 1m6f handicap at Navan in October; mid-division behind Spinning Web over 1m4f here last time; suited by step up in trip.

6/1

1

(4)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Firm Belief

10st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Rodger Sweeney

Off the mark over 1m6f on turf on her penultimate start but well held in follow up bid at the Curragh; may not appreciate this drop in trip.

12/1

12/1

Form: 0/4R4- BF

Last run: 197 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Ran okay in a couple of turf handicaps in the summer; not a bad run in a Navan handicap hurdle in November before never looking interested in a similar Thurles contest; not the first time that has happened and is clearly quirky; has the ability to get involved though.
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14th

14

(8)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ballybaun Star

8st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

Ran okay in a couple of turf handicaps in the summer; not a bad run in a Navan handicap hurdle in November before never looking interested in a similar Thurles contest; not the first time that has happened and is clearly quirky; has the ability to get involved though.

12/1

0

15

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Ballybaun Star

10st 8lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Thomas Gibney

Ballinrobe maiden winner has largely struggled in handicaps although may have needed last month's Navan comeback run; ideally wants a bit further and others preferred.

16/1

7th

17

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Ballybaun Star

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Starting to look flattered by his wide margin maiden hurdle success at Ballinrobe in May 2022; tailed off last two starts and needs further than this.

100/1

Non-runners

Dark Voyager, Overstate, Spinning Web

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Payout
Exacta €501.60
Straight Forecast €206.34
Tricast €7103.61

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

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POSTDATA:

Honketonk Angel

SPOTLIGHT:

Spinning Web

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