April 12 / 20.15 Dundalk (AW)

20.15

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Anthony McCrave Senior Memorial Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 1m 2f 150y
  • 14 runners
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Anthony McCrave Senior Memorial Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.90
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 56760-

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Quite lightly raced 4yo showed some ability here for Mick Halford but turf form for current yard last year not as good; could well appreciate return to this surface but lacks a recent run.
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10th

19

(3)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Curragh

Jazz Forever

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

Off the mark at Dundalk in April; poor run at Leopardstown latest and this trip probably against him.

33/1

10th

19

(3)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Curragh

Jazz Forever

8st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

Off the mark at Dundalk in April; poor run at Leopardstown latest and this trip probably against him.

33/1

18th

2

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Jazz Forever

10st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: Paul W Flynn

AW winner after seven months off on stable debut in April; beaten favourite at Navan since and longer trip not sure to suit.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 80324- C

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Sole win came over 1m here last year (after a break) but only touched off over C&D in September off basement mark; on a competitive mark and runs well fresh so has to be respected.
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7th

14

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Numidia

9st 4lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Peter Lawlor

AW winner over this trip is fairly consistent; decent runner-up over further on recent return but should be fine back to this trip; likely to be involved.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 690-28 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Career-best when second here over 1m in January under forcing tactics on comeback; faded tamely in similar contest following month however which raises questions over this longer trip.
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3rd

9

(9)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Career-best when second here over 1m in January under forcing tactics on comeback; faded tamely in similar contest following month however which raises questions over this longer trip.

10/1

3rd

9

(9)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Career-best when second here over 1m in January under forcing tactics on comeback; faded tamely in similar contest following month however which raises questions over this longer trip.

10/1

8th

4

(12)

9th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Basher

9st 10lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Some minor promise in maidens and bounced back from low-key handicap debut when runner-up (beaten 1l) over C&D a fortnight ago (Trishuli River third); up 3lb but may come on for that first run in five months.

11/2

Form: 90870-

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Okay C&D run last September but well held last twice; new headgear tried here.
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14th

10

(16)

18th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:50 Navan

Say Youre Sorry

9st 6lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eamonn O’Connell

taken down early, prominent

10/1

14th

10

(16)

18th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:50 Navan

Say Youre Sorry

9st 6lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eamonn O’Connell

taken down early, prominent

10/1

4th

10

(15)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Say Youre Sorry

9st 6lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Okay C&D run last September but well held last twice; new headgear tried here.

16/1

11/2

Form: 2230-1 CD

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Numerous placings here until finally off the mark for Denis Hogan in C&D claimer in January when beating stablemate Darkened (runs in Division 1); remains on competitive mark although likely stiffer task back in handicap.
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14th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:20 Downpatrick

Sky Legend

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

20/1

14th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:20 Downpatrick

Sky Legend

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

20/1

5th

1

(6)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Sky Legend

10st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Noel C Kelly

Numerous placings here until finally off the mark for Denis Hogan in C&D claimer in January when beating stablemate Darkened (runs in Division 1); remains on competitive mark although likely stiffer task back in handicap.

11/2

12/1

Form: 5-3233

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Just 1-30 although placed of late at Wolverhampton over slightly shorter; 1lb wrong.
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20th

16

(8)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Muhalhel

9st 1lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Anthony McCann

Modest and largely been campaigned at Wolverhampton of late; won over 1m4f last month but this will be much harder.

20/1

20th

16

(8)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Muhalhel

9st 1lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Anthony McCann

Modest and largely been campaigned at Wolverhampton of late; won over 1m4f last month but this will be much harder.

20/1

1st

7

(6)

27th Apr 2024

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1m 4f 51y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Muhalhel

9st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Anthony McCann

Finished placed here (8.6f/9.4f) in his first four runs this year but he didn't fire at Dundalk (1m2f) two weeks ago; that took his record to 1-31 and he now goes into unknown territory at this new trip; others preferred.

6/1

Form: 01-314 C BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Both wins here have been at 1m including last month off 57; good run since off this mark but remains unproven over this far.
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7th

3

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hurricane Helen

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Chris Timmons

Both wins here have been at 1m including last month off 57; good run since off this mark but remains unproven over this far.

13/2

7th

3

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Hurricane Helen

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Chris Timmons

Both wins here have been at 1m including last month off 57; good run since off this mark but remains unproven over this far.

13/2

4th

10

(2)

15th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Hurricane Helen

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Chris Timmons

Third to Arbaawi over C&D last month sandwiched between two handicap wins, most recently here last week; up a total of 13lb but progressive mare and unlikely to be far away.

4/1

25/1

Form: 76585-

Last run: 203 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
A 26-race maiden under both codes and first run since October; hard to fancy.
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18th

4

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Carslake

11st 11lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Aengus King

A maiden on the Flat and over hurdles; unplaced at Dundalk 11 days ago; pulled-up over hurdles when last seen; others preferred.

25/1

18th

4

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Carslake

11st 11lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Aengus King

A maiden on the Flat and over hurdles; unplaced at Dundalk 11 days ago; pulled-up over hurdles when last seen; others preferred.

25/1

8th

13

(12)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Carslake

8st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Aengus King

A 26-race maiden under both codes and first run since October; hard to fancy.

25/1

12/1

Form: 60050-

Last run: 267 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Opening handicap efforts on turf last summer were a bit underwhelming; absent since July and opposable off this mark.
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4th

3

(7)

22nd May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Baile Locha Riach

9st 10lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: D Donovan

Ex-Irish maiden whose opening handicap mark proved harsh, at 1m2f and 1m5f; has left Johnny Murtagh since last seen in April and probably needs weight off his back.

14/1

4th

3

(7)

22nd May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Baile Locha Riach

9st 10lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: D Donovan

Ex-Irish maiden whose opening handicap mark proved harsh, at 1m2f and 1m5f; has left Johnny Murtagh since last seen in April and probably needs weight off his back.

14/1

9th

4

(7)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Baile Locha Riach

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Opening handicap efforts on turf last summer were a bit underwhelming; absent since July and opposable off this mark.

12/1

Form: 22-463

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Maiden after 10 starts but has several solid runs here over 1m4f, only tiring late on occasions; drop back in trip understandable and could go well despite wide draw.
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15th

3

(19)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Brave Thought

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Luke Comer

Maiden been placed three times over this trip on AW; well behind Jazz Forever there five weeks ago.

18/1

15th

3

(19)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Brave Thought

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Luke Comer

Maiden been placed three times over this trip on AW; well behind Jazz Forever there five weeks ago.

18/1

10th

5

(16)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Brave Thought

9st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Luke Comer

Maiden after 10 starts but has several solid runs here over 1m4f, only tiring late on occasions; drop back in trip understandable and could go well despite wide draw.

8/1

Form: 892-37 CD

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
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.
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1st

10

(6)

21st May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 20y

19:50 Cork

Barretstown

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Consistent AW performer but below form when 11th of 14 last month; couple of good runs on turf in recent seasons but will want the rain to stay away.

14/1

1st

10

(6)

21st May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 20y

19:50 Cork

Barretstown

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Consistent AW performer but below form when 11th of 14 last month; couple of good runs on turf in recent seasons but will want the rain to stay away.

14/1

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

10/1

Form: 80890- D

Last run: 142 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Front-running winner over this trip on good ground at Naas last summer but well held subsequently, plenty fresh when well held on AW debut back in November.
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7th

5

(11)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Slaney Tide

9st 10lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: J S Bolger

Made all over 1m2f at Naas last summer; done nothing since and now 2lb lower.

25/1

7th

5

(11)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Slaney Tide

9st 10lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: J S Bolger

Made all over 1m2f at Naas last summer; done nothing since and now 2lb lower.

25/1

12th

7

(4)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Slaney Tide

9st 11lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in rear throughout

10/1

Form: 03600-

Last run: 114 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Promise for former yard but struggled on December return and can only be watched for now.
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12th

7

(9)

21st May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 20y

20:20 Cork

Love Mocha

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Best effort when third in claimer at Fairyhouse in June; nothing of note in three starts for new yard; hard to fancy.

33/1

12th

7

(9)

21st May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 20y

20:20 Cork

Love Mocha

9st 4lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Best effort when third in claimer at Fairyhouse in June; nothing of note in three starts for new yard; hard to fancy.

33/1

13th

11

(8)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Love Mocha

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

in rear throughout

20/1

9/1

Form: 00740-

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Backed at fancy prices for handicap debut over C&D when only beaten a length by subsequent winner in November but folded tamely in similar contest following month; on a competitive mark so don't rule out.
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12th

6

(18)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Keilah

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Francis J Flood

Promising fourth on AW over shorter in first handicap appearance but poor last twice; hooded for switch back to turf.

25/1

12th

6

(18)

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Leopardstown

Keilah

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Francis J Flood

Promising fourth on AW over shorter in first handicap appearance but poor last twice; hooded for switch back to turf.

25/1

14th

8

(11)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Keilah

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Francis J Flood

midfield, in touch with leaders 3f out, weakened 2f out

9/1

Non-runners

Churchmouse, Anjician

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €125.90
Straight Forecast €95.69
Tricast €680.53
Trifecta €1419.50

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Keilah

SPOTLIGHT:

Numidia

POSTDATA:

Muhalhel

The Irish Sun:

Hurricane Helen