18:40 Leopardstown Thu 19 July 2018

  • ICON Apprentice Handicap
  • 7f 20y, Good to Firm (watering)
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€7,084.002nd€2,197.003rd€1,046.004th€471.005th€184.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 30.2sOff time:18:42:33
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1
(7)
79-12OR: 72D
7/1

In good form in the main this season and ran well to finish third over 1m at Bellewstown (good-to-firm) last time out. Drop in trip no inconvenience.

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2
(2)
109-12OR: 72BFCD
5/1

Finished fourth in a competitive 18 runner handicap over 1m here early last month. Disappointed subsequently but not written off just yet.

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3
(14)
89-9OR: 69D
16/1

Placed in a handicap over this distance at Fairyhouse (good) on her penultimate start. Beaten 12L subsequently however and draw could have been kinder.

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4
(11)
69-9OR: 69CD
9/1

Running well in the spring but has been held the last twice most recently when fourth over 1m at Bellewstown earlier this month. Interesting to see if he can return to form.

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5
(12)
59-8OR: 68D
25/1

Won and placed when trained by Kevin Ryan but absent since finishing fifth on soft ground at Redcar last November. Probably best watched on stable debut.

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6
(4)
59-7OR: 67
7/1

12 race maiden came within ½L of breaking his duck in a Dundalk maiden over 1m in March. Held sixth in a C&D handicap here in May and returns from a break.

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7
(9)
79-5OR: 65
12/1

Returned to form with a decent third in a 1m handicap at Limerick (good-to-firm) a month ago. Interesting to see how he fares down in trip.

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8
(3)
59-4OR: 64
16/1

Ran well to finish fourth off a 1lb lower mark at Gowran Park (7f, good-to-firm) on his penultimate start. Well held subsequently however and tongue tied for the first time here.

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9
(6)
59-0OR: 60
4/1

Improved on handicap debut when finishing a close third over 6f at Naas (good-to-firm) last time out. Races off a 1lb higher mark and remains open to improvement stepping up in distance.

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10
(5)
48-11OR: 64
14/1

Beaten just 1L when third over C&D on good-to-firm ground last month. Disappointed twice subsequently however and more needed if she's to take this contest.

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11
(15)
58-10OR: 56D
16/1

Weakened late on when finishing fifth in an AW contest over 1m at Newcastle last time out. Return to 7f in her favour. Also declared 19:20 Fairyhouse Wednesday.

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12
(13)
68-9OR: 55CD
25/1

Disappointing in recent seasons including in two starts on the AW for this yard in the spring. Others make more appeal on her return to turf.

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13
(1)
48-7OR: 60
33/1

Glimpses of ability in four starts for Mark Johnston earlier this year. Finished last of eight on handicap debut over 7f in March and makes her stable and turf debut here.

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14
(8)
48-5OR: 58
20/1

Career best effort came when finishing fourth over 7f at Fairyhouse (good-to-firm) last time out. Remains open to improvement and represents a top yard.

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15
(10)
48-4OR: 57
25/1

Maiden after 11 starts and shaped as if in need of further when finishing mid-division over 5f at Navan (good-to-firm) recently. Interesting to see how he fares on this occasion.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
9Tom Dooley68-55/1Full Result
T: Richard O'BrienJ: S P Davis

Betting

Forecast

Tush (4/1), Korbous (5/1), Arbourfield (7/1), Liberatio (7/1), Dance Alone (9/1), Storm Ranger (12/1), Feisty Katerina (14/1), Secret Memories (16/1), Coreczka (16/1), Diable d'Or (16/1), Kodi Koh (20/1), Victorious Secret (25/1), Hitchcock (25/1), Ar Saoirse (25/1), Zadorra (33/1)

Verdict

TUSH remains unexposed having had just two handicap starts and this step up in trip can see her register a first victory in this highly competitive handicap. The selection looks likely to appreciate the extra furlong here and can get the better of top weight Arbourfield who has run well on his last two starts and can do so once more. Kodi Koh is less exposed than most of her rivals and can claim third.
  1. Tush
  2. Arbourfield
  3. Kodi Koh

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