May 20 / 20.20 Roscommon

20.20

Soft

Roscommon Racecourse Handicap

  • Prize money: £5900
  • 1m 4f 14y
  • 9 runners
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Roscommon Racecourse Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 0-791

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Much improved to score on handicap debut at Cork 10 days ago, handling good ground well when getting up late over 1m2f; good chance he'll improve again for this step up in trip and has to be respected off 4lb higher.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(5)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Granite Bay

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Much improved to score on handicap debut at Cork 10 days ago, handling good ground well when getting up late over 1m2f; good chance he'll improve again for this step up in trip and has to be respected off 4lb higher.

11/4

1st

1

(5)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Granite Bay

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Much improved to score on handicap debut at Cork 10 days ago, handling good ground well when getting up late over 1m2f; good chance he'll improve again for this step up in trip and has to be respected off 4lb higher.

11/4

1st

2

(8)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 40y

20:10 Cork

Granite Bay

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jarlath P Fahey

in touch with leaders, towards rear before halfway, headway and in touch with leaders when switched left over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final 110yds, led towards finish

12/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 00012 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Off the mark on turf debut over this trip in Cork handicap last month but never got to front-running Dont Do Dramas over 1m2f at Sligo off 9lb higher; return to this trip to suit and should get a lot closer here.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(4)

24th Jun 2024

Yielding

1m 1f 156y

18:15 Ballinrobe

Solar Drive

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Paul W Flynn

in touch with leaders, headway when bit short of room on inner under 2f out, no extra inside final 110yds

2/1

2nd

6

(1)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Solar Drive

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Paul W Flynn

Off the mark on turf debut over this trip in Cork handicap last month but never got to front-running Dont Do Dramas over 1m2f at Sligo off 9lb higher; return to this trip to suit and should get a lot closer here.

100/30

2nd

6

(1)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Solar Drive

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Paul W Flynn

Off the mark on turf debut over this trip in Cork handicap last month but never got to front-running Dont Do Dramas over 1m2f at Sligo off 9lb higher; return to this trip to suit and should get a lot closer here.

100/30

9/4

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 7-5651

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Made all to win a heavy ground nursery and back to form off just 1lb higher mark to land 1m2f Sligo handicap 15 days ago, again under forcing tactics to beat Solar Drive, seeing it out well with field well strung out; good chance of staying this longer trip although 9lb rise requires a lot more.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(2)

30th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

18:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Do Dramas

9st 1lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Michael Mulvany

Made all to win a heavy ground nursery over 7f at Gowran last autumn, back to form to land 1m2f Sligo handicap early this month; 1m4f probably stretched his stamina at Roscommon ten days ago.

13/2

3rd

4

(8)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Dont Do Dramas

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Michael Mulvany

Made all to win a heavy ground nursery and back to form off just 1lb higher mark to land 1m2f Sligo handicap 15 days ago, again under forcing tactics to beat Solar Drive, seeing it out well with field well strung out; good chance of staying this longer trip although 9lb rise requires a lot more.

9/4

3rd

4

(8)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Dont Do Dramas

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Michael Mulvany

Made all to win a heavy ground nursery and back to form off just 1lb higher mark to land 1m2f Sligo handicap 15 days ago, again under forcing tactics to beat Solar Drive, seeing it out well with field well strung out; good chance of staying this longer trip although 9lb rise requires a lot more.

9/4

Form: 9-0577

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Struggled so far in handicaps (latest behind Dont Do Dramas at Sligo) and 5lb wrong here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

(3)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Waystar

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Struggled so far in handicaps (latest behind Dont Do Dramas at Sligo) and 5lb wrong here.

20/1

4th

9

(3)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Waystar

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Struggled so far in handicaps (latest behind Dont Do Dramas at Sligo) and 5lb wrong here.

20/1

7th

14

(6)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

17:10 Sligo

Waystar

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Modest AW form, including handicap debut last month at this trip; 2lb wrong here for turf debut.

25/1

Form: 545-83

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Promise in three maidens for Aidan O'Brien up to 7.5f; not so effective twice this term for new yard but recent Gowran claimer third a step in the right direction; probably still has a bit to do off this mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(1)

10th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Latin

10st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 2f, headway when switched left over 2f out, challenging on near side of group when ridden 1f out, kept on well, just held

13/2

8th

15

(19)

28th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:50 Curragh

Latin

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Hit the frame in a Gowran claimer in May and bounced back from lesser effort on handicap debut when placed again at Down Royal last month; shaped like shorter trip might suit.

18/1

3rd

3

(12)

31st May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

20:30 Down Royal

Latin

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Lasted three races with Aidan O'Brien and sold on for 25,000gns; close up in a 1m claimer two runs back and perhaps failed to stay 1m4f in a Roscommon handicap; a case can be made in this modest a maiden.

6/1

Form: 9-3108

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Dundalk 1m winner in March off 62 has been safely held twice since off revised mark, latest on turf debut at Killarney on soft; stamina concerns upped markedly in trip on this soft ground.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(8)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 75y

14:05 Down Royal

Galician Girl

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian McGuinness

AW handicap winner over 1m in March was well beaten in four starts since then; has failed to manage better than sixth place on turf.

10/1

8th

7

(12)

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Galician Girl

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

One of two runners for yard; got off the mark when winning a Dundalk handicap over this trip in March but has been below that level thrice since; probably didn't stay 1m4f last time but still questions.

14/1

Form: 78-57

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Opening handicap run at Cork leaves him with plenty to find with Granite Bay.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(2)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

You Done Well

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Kieran Purcell

Opening handicap run at Cork leaves him with plenty to find with Granite Bay.

20/1

7th

7

(2)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

You Done Well

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Kieran Purcell

Opening handicap run at Cork leaves him with plenty to find with Granite Bay.

20/1

7th

6

(6)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 40y

20:10 Cork

You Done Well

9st 6lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Kieran Purcell

Not shown a whole pile in maidens although mild promise on Listowel debut; trainer saddled well-backed third in 1m4f contest here a fortnight ago with three of these behind so watch the market.

10/1

14/1

Form: 006-04

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Recent Dundalk run a small step in the right direction but not certain this longer trip will suit.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

16

(9)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:17 Fairyhouse

Liberty Looming

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, midfield, bit short of room soon after start

16/1

8th

8

(9)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Liberty Looming

8st 13lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Recent Dundalk run a small step in the right direction but not certain this longer trip will suit.

14/1

8th

8

(9)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

Liberty Looming

8st 13lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Recent Dundalk run a small step in the right direction but not certain this longer trip will suit.

14/1

Form: 007-06

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Towards the rear on all starts, very hard to see how this opening mark is arrived at.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

(6)

30th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

18:30 Fairyhouse

A Daughtersdelight

8st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Patrick Magee

Towards the rear on all starts the latest when 33-1 on handicap debut; no appeal.

33/1

9th

5

(6)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

A Daughtersdelight

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: Patrick Magee

Towards the rear on all starts, very hard to see how this opening mark is arrived at.

25/1

9th

5

(6)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

20:20 Roscommon

A Daughtersdelight

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: Patrick Magee

Towards the rear on all starts, very hard to see how this opening mark is arrived at.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €10.10
Straight Forecast €10.56
Tricast €35.13
Trifecta €37.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Solar Drive

SPOTLIGHT:

Granite Bay

The Irish Sun:

Solar Drive

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Granite Bay