May 20 / 19.20 Roscommon

19.20

Soft

Abbey Hotel Roscommon Handicap

  • Prize money: £6156.52
  • 1m 2f 58y
  • 9 runners
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Abbey Hotel Roscommon Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 885-45 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
AW winner over 1m for William Haggas in 2022; fine Curragh run (sft/hvy) on debut for this yard but not as good at Cork (good) since; back on soft today can help.
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12th

1

(17)

3rd Jun 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:35 Gowran Park

Sea Eagle

10st 3lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Gerard O’Leary

in touch with leaders

10/1

1st

1

(3)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Sea Eagle

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Gerard O’Leary

AW winner over 1m for William Haggas in 2022; fine Curragh run (sft/hvy) on debut for this yard but not as good at Cork (good) since; back on soft today can help.

10/1

1st

1

(3)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Sea Eagle

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Gerard O’Leary

AW winner over 1m for William Haggas in 2022; fine Curragh run (sft/hvy) on debut for this yard but not as good at Cork (good) since; back on soft today can help.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2460-9

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m1f at Tipperary last year and some good runs in defeat after up to 1m5f; can improve from return at Dundalk and seems ground versatile.
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7th

7

(5)

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 180y

18:00 Leopardstown

Theophilos

9st 6lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

never better than midfield

7/2

2nd

4

(2)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Theophilos

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Won over 1m1f at Tipperary last year and some good runs in defeat after up to 1m5f; can improve from return at Dundalk and seems ground versatile.

7/1

2nd

4

(2)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Theophilos

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Won over 1m1f at Tipperary last year and some good runs in defeat after up to 1m5f; can improve from return at Dundalk and seems ground versatile.

7/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 900-12 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at Navan and a good run off this rating at Leopardstown three days ago; handles this ground and has a chance again if this isn't too soon.
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11th

5

(15)

20th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Cleopatras Needle

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: H Rogers

Went up 12lb for impressive defeat of Mayo For Sam at Navan last month in first-time blinkers; consistent since, and while she is not coming down the handicap, she should go well; only 2lb worse off now with Mayo For Sam from Navan.

11/2

5th

15

(13)

13th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Cleopatras Needle

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: H Rogers

soon led, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

10/1

3rd

11

(11)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Cleopatras Needle

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: H Rogers

Got off the mark at Navan and a good run off this rating at Leopardstown three days ago; handles this ground and has a chance again if this isn't too soon.

5/1

Form: 21

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won a Dundalk maiden over 1m on second run (runner-up beaten thrice since); entitled to be still improving and shapes as if this trip will suit; cheekpieces on and has to be respected for leading yard.
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4th

9

(1)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Al Mudhaffar

9st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won a Dundalk maiden over 1m on second run (runner-up beaten thrice since); entitled to be still improving and shapes as if this trip will suit; cheekpieces on and has to be respected for leading yard.

5/2

4th

9

(1)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Al Mudhaffar

9st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won a Dundalk maiden over 1m on second run (runner-up beaten thrice since); entitled to be still improving and shapes as if this trip will suit; cheekpieces on and has to be respected for leading yard.

5/2

1st

2

(9)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Al Mudhaffar

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Turned over when odds on for his debut over this C&D three weeks ago but stuck to his task well; likely to be a major player with that experience under his belt.

2/1

5th
6 (5)
Spy

12/1

Form: 40390-

Last run: 157 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Two wins when trained in UK in 2022; some decent runs in defeat last year for this yard, including hurdling; has a squeak if ready to go on return.
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4th

6

(7)

24th Jun 2024

Yielding

1m 1f 156y

18:45 Ballinrobe

Spy

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: C Byrnes

Two wins when trained in UK in 2022; some decent runs in defeat last year for this yard, including hurdling; left with plenty to do before staying on late on seasonal debut at Roscommon; should strip fitter now, worth a market check.

4/1

5th

6

(5)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Spy

9st 6lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Two wins when trained in UK in 2022; some decent runs in defeat last year for this yard, including hurdling; has a squeak if ready to go on return.

12/1

5th

6

(5)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Spy

9st 6lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Two wins when trained in UK in 2022; some decent runs in defeat last year for this yard, including hurdling; has a squeak if ready to go on return.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-0440

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won twice as a juvenile when trained in UK; however, beaten a long way over shorter at this track on yard debut; way more needed up in trip.
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7th

7

(9)

24th Jun 2024

Yielding

1m 1f 156y

18:45 Ballinrobe

True Statesman

9st 7lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Two juvenile wins for the Johnstons; failed to score at three; best of four runs for his current trainer when fourth over 1m1f at Leopardstown on his penultimate start.

8/1

6th

3

(4)

20th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

True Statesman

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Two-time winning juvenile for the Johnstons; gradual improvement in three runs for his current trainer including over 1m1f last time; might be more effective over that sort of trip but should go well here.

7/2

4th

7

(6)

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:00 Leopardstown

True Statesman

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Adrian McGuinness

Dual UK winner in 2022; needs to improve a fair bit on his two runs for this yard lately but is off an attractive mark if coming back to form.

22/1

7th
5 (7)
Milteye

20/1

Form: 1048-8

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Good ground winner in UK last year over 1m; showed some aptitude for hurdling in three runs; however, beaten 15l over 1m4f here last week, so needs loads more.
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5

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:45 Sligo

Milteye

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: E J O’Grady

took keen hold, prominent early, in touch with leaders after 1st, no extra when stumbled and slipped up home turn

13/2

7th

5

(7)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Milteye

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: E J O’Grady

Good ground winner in UK last year over 1m; showed some aptitude for hurdling in three runs; however, beaten 15l over 1m4f here last week, so needs loads more.

20/1

7th

5

(7)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Milteye

9st 6lb

J: W J Lee

T: E J O’Grady

Good ground winner in UK last year over 1m; showed some aptitude for hurdling in three runs; however, beaten 15l over 1m4f here last week, so needs loads more.

20/1

Form: 11-007 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Won twice in France from 1m2f-4f; well beaten in three runs for Tony Martin; limited appeal on debut for this yard.
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8th

3

(4)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Belles Feuilles

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Gerard Keane

Won twice in France from 1m2f-4f; well beaten in three runs for Tony Martin; limited appeal on debut for this yard.

20/1

8th

3

(4)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Belles Feuilles

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Gerard Keane

Won twice in France from 1m2f-4f; well beaten in three runs for Tony Martin; limited appeal on debut for this yard.

20/1

7th

9

(9)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Belles Feuilles

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A J Martin

Dual winner in France (1m2f/1m4f) last year for Jean-Claude Rouget; well held both starts this term for current yard and remains of limited appeal over a trip short of her best.

25/1

Form: 4203-0 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Sole win came in a Killarney maiden (1m) in 2021; placed several times since and stays this trip plus goes well on soft ground; should have come on for Leopardstown return; cheekpieces might help.
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8

(9)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Turbulence

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Sole win came in a Killarney maiden (1m) in 2021; placed several times since and stays this trip plus goes well on soft ground; should have come on for Leopardstown return; cheekpieces might help.

13/2

8

(9)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 58y

19:20 Roscommon

Turbulence

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Sole win came in a Killarney maiden (1m) in 2021; placed several times since and stays this trip plus goes well on soft ground; should have come on for Leopardstown return; cheekpieces might help.

13/2

10th

13

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Turbulence

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ross O’Sullivan

No further success since maiden win three seasons ago; plenty of solid efforts in handicaps; handles soft ground but was a beaten favourite on heavy on final start last season.

8/1

Non-runners

Emeric, Magic Charm

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €30.70
Straight Forecast €26.86
Tricast €95.40
Trifecta €128.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

Cleopatra's Needle

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Theophilos

TOPSPEED:

Turbulence

SPOTLIGHT:

Magic Charm

The Irish Sun:

Cleopatra's Needle