February 16 / 19.30 Dundalk (AW)

19.30

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  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 1m 2f 150y
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.20
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 5700-8

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner has run creditably on the Flat several times, including over C&D but was beaten a long way over 1m last time and has to put that behind him.
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14th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 8lb

J: R M Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Winning hurdler; restrained when winning over 1m2f at Dundalk last month but was gifted an easy lead over 2m there and never saw another rival, scoring by an unchallenged 15l (opposing jockeys handed bans for how the race unfolded); headstrong individual who is likely to try something similar here.

14/1

1st

8

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 9lb

J: Mr K P Healy

T: Paul Mulligan

made virtually all, went clear when took keen hold after 2f, went further clear before halfway, reduced lead but going okay under 2f out, shaken up final 110yds, pushed out, comfortably

20/1

9th

8

(5)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 9lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Hurdle winner got off the mark on sixth AW attempt nine days ago under today's rider, winning with seemingly a fair bit in hand over 1m2f; well worth another try at this longer trip and 6lb rise seems okay.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 215-67 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner including over C&D in December; a bit below that level the last twice but his yard is back in form and she can't be ruled out.
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8th

4

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hasten Slowly

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Three-time winner including over C&D in December; back to form when staying on second in a handicap last month; might not have been suited by 1m4f here three weeks ago and respected back in trip.

12/1

9th

3

(12)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hasten Slowly

10st 1lb

J: Cian Fahy

T: John C McConnell

awkward start, slowly away, raced in last, headway on near side of group under 3f out, hung left 2f out, soon switched right, kept on final 110yds, nearest finish

11/2

2nd

5

(17)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hasten Slowly

10st 0lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

midfield, headway towards near side over 1f out, switched left and went third inside final furlong, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

12/1

33/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 0060-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Maiden has shown glimpses of ability but has been regressive in the last year; needs to improve from last run but yard is in form.
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10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Highland King

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

never better than midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Highland King

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

never better than midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

Form: 9530-7

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; some decent maiden runs for Jessica Harrington last year but became regressive; best watched until showing more spark.
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11th

7

(17)

13th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Spirit Of Paradise

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

towards rear throughout

10/1

11th

7

(17)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Spirit Of Paradise

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

10/1

11th

12

(9)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Spirit Of Paradise

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: G A Kingston

Progressed in three stable runs, giving the impression that stepping up in trip might suit when a close fourth in a 1m2f handicap last month; could sneak into as place.

16/1

18/1

Form: 7850-0 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden over a mile here last March but was regressive on turf afterwards; needs to improve plenty from his recent comeback.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

6

(9)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Relevant Range

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

Seems a better horse on this surface, winning a maiden here a year ago and running well despite not getting home over 1m2f last month; should go well.

10/1

5th

4

(12)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Relevant Range

10st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gillian Scott

took keen hold, prominent, soon went third

18/1

12th

12

(9)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Relevant Range

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Gillian Scott

towards rear

16/1

5/2

Form: 038-12 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Won for the third time over C&D last month and ran a fine race two weeks ago off 1lb lower than today; should be involved again but could be vulnerable off this mark.
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4th

1

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dark Street

10st 2lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Luke Comer

Consistent of late and earned his fourth career success here when touching off Picpoul over 1m4f here three weeks ago under this rider; as effective over this trip and should be competitive again despite his 5lb penalty.

7/1

1st

13

(17)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dark Street

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Luke Comer

took keen hold, midfield

6/1

6th

12

(9)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dark Street

9st 9lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

dwelt start, towards rear

5/2

Form: 6892-3 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Both wins have come here including over C&D; just behind Dark Street last time on return from a break; 1lb higher today and should go close if improving from that.
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11th

6

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Barretstown

9st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Both wins have come here including over C&D; encouraging February return effort wasn't backed up fortnight later however so bit to prove now but front-runner has prime draw.

10/1

11th

6

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Barretstown

9st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Both wins have come here including over C&D; encouraging February return effort wasn't backed up fortnight later however so bit to prove now but front-runner has prime draw.

10/1

7th

10

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Barretstown

9st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

led narrowly, headed but pressed leader after 2f

5/1

Form: 007-53

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
First reserve; showed little under all codes until improved efforts in handicaps over a mile and 1m4f the last twice; this trip might suit better, so can be involved if repeating that form.
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9th

9

(12)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hi Sur Multi

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Paul Traynor

Ordinary form overall but did well when third in a 1m4f handicap here last month; disappointing since but the champion jockey is booked and better may well be expected back in trip.

14/1

8th

15

(5)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hi Sur Multi

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Paul Traynor

in touch with leaders

3rd

10

(16)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hi Sur Multi

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Paul Traynor

midfield, prominent after 3f

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 7379-

Last run: 200 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability in maidens last year and ran creditably in several juvenile hurdles since, though below form the last twice; has a chance if repeating her best Flat form on AW debut.
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1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

Doctor Nightingale

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, briefly disputed lead from 3rd, prominent after 4th, joined leaders on inner before 2 out, led and ran on after last

6/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

Doctor Nightingale

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, briefly disputed lead from 3rd, prominent after 4th, joined leaders on inner before 2 out, led and ran on after last

6/1

9th

3

(1)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Doctor Nightingale

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent on inner

8/1

Form: 070-00

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Sole win under all rules came in a 2yo turf maiden in 2020; poor on the Flat and over hurdles lately and isn't easy to fancy.
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3rd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

San Martino

11st 11lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Flat winner has run well at times in defeat in 10 hurdle starts up to 2m5f; solid fourth back to 2m last time but these conditions will test his stamina up in trip.

13/2

3rd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

San Martino

11st 11lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Flat winner has run well at times in defeat in 10 hurdle starts up to 2m5f; solid fourth back to 2m last time but these conditions will test his stamina up in trip.

13/2

4th

14

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

San Martino

10st 11lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Flat winner; big price when unseated at Down Royal on his most recent hurdles start; not an obvious contender.

40/1

Form: 65460- CD

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
C&D winner is just 2-32 overall; basically regressive in the last year and the new headgear combination will have to spark a revival.
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11th

14

(2)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mads Black Eights

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

in touch with leaders

16/1

11th

6

(7)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Mads Black Eights

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Matthew J Smith

More than a year without a win and coming down the handicap very gradually; not beaten far over 1m2f here last time and not dismissed, but this shorter trip is an issue.

14/1

Form: 6919/3

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner when trained in UK, including on AW; an encouraging run when 3rd in a C&D claimer last time on debut for this yard; can go well if building upon that.
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1st

14

(17)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Victory Star

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

raced in second

12/1

12th

9

(10)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Victory Star

9st 12lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

raced in second and pressed leader, led narrowly after 2f, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5/1

3rd

11

(2)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Victory Star

9st 8lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

prominent, led on far side of group under 2f out, faced challenge when switched right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakening when lost second final strides

33/1

66/1

Form: /900/0 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Beat Mads Black Eights in a C&D maiden in 2021 for Mick Halford; lost his form for Willie Mullins and was poor on recent comeback for this yard; best watched.
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11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Indigo Desert

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Paul Stafford

Won a middle-distance Dundalk maiden in 2021 for Michael Halford; poor turf handicap form for Willie Mullins in 2022, missed last year; in rear in two Dundalk handicap outings for this stable.

66/1

13th

6

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Indigo Desert

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: Paul Stafford

midfield

66/1

13th

12

(14)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Indigo Desert

9st 4lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Paul Stafford

towards rear

66/1

66/1

Form: 59415/

Last run: 468 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Won at Wolverhampton in 2022 for James Ferguson and sold for 8,000gns that November; best watched on return unless market support.
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13th

7

(13)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Curley Rose

9st 6lb

J: Sean Bird

T: J Larkin

AW winner in UK in 2022; however, was beaten a long way over 1m2f on return at this track; blinkers added.

40/1

13th

7

(13)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:10 Dundalk (AW)

Curley Rose

9st 6lb

J: Sean Bird

T: J Larkin

AW winner in UK in 2022; however, was beaten a long way over 1m2f on return at this track; blinkers added.

40/1

Non-runners

Arctic Blaze, Doctor Grace, Picpoul

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Payout
Exacta €73.40
Straight Forecast €56.83
Tricast €649.72
Trifecta €782.30

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Doctor Grace

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Relevant Range

POSTDATA:

Dark Street

SPOTLIGHT:

Victory Star