18:10 Sligo Thu 9 August 2018

  • Driftwood Restaurant Rosses Point Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (Div 1)
  • 2m, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 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:3m 48.0sOff time:18:10:57
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1
511-12OR: 102
10/1

Winner on the Flat in 2016 and placed in that sphere subsequently. Beaten 16L when sixth in a handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (good) last month and more needed in this contest.

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2
711-11OR: 101D
33/1

Placed in a 2m handicap chase at Tramore (good) on his penultimate outing. Pulled up subsequently however and worth a check in the market back over hurdles.

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3
611-10OR: 100
7/1

Best effort over hurdles came when finishing third over 2m1f at Cartmel (good-to-firm) at the end of June. Races off a 2lb lower mark and wears cheekpieces for the first time.

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4
Atlasp119
511-7OR: 97
10/1

In good form over 1m on the Flat last month prior to a respectable effort in a valuable handicap when dropping in trip. Making his handicap debut with cheekpieces applied for the first time.

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5
711-7OR: 97CD
4/1

Returned to form back over hurdles when finishing third over an extended 2m1f at Ballinrobe (good) last time out. Repeat of that should see him play a hand in the finish.

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6
911-7OR: 97D
12/1

Twice a winner last November. Fair efforts subsequently and likely to have improved for her seasonal debut at Limerick last month.

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7
511-2OR: 92
6/1

Promising 5L third in a 2m1f handicap hurdle at Killarney (good) last time out. Interesting to see how he fares with cheekpieces fitted for the first time.

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8
811-2OR: 92D
9/2

Broke his maiden over hurdles when winning at Roscommon (2m, good) last month. Raised 8lb for that success and of interest once more.

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9
610-12OR: 88
9/1

Placed over an extended 2m1f at Downpatrick (good) in a first time hood (absent here) on her penultimate outing. Well held behind Like A Diamond subsequently and more needed in this event.

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10
910-10OR: 86
33/1

Dual point-to-point winner but struggled in recent starts including when pulled up at Uttoxeter (good) last time out. Dropping in distance.

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11
510-9OR: 85
25/1

Failed to trouble the judge in 11 starts so far most recently when beaten 82L in a maiden hurdle last month. Probably best watched on handicap debut.

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12
610-9OR: 85
20/1

Struggled in five starts for previous stable including on handicap debut at Cork (2m, heavy) in early Aprily. Making his debut for a new stable following a break.

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13
610-8OR: 84
33/1

Victorious on the Flat in 2015 but held in two starts over hurdles since joining this yard. Cheekpieces are tried for the first time on this occasion.

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14
610-4OR: 80
16/1

18 race maiden and absent since finishing 27L behind the winner in a 2m handicap hurdle at Punchestown (heavy) in January. Others hold stronger claims.

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15
1210-4OR: 80CD
33/1

Veteran just 1/37 over hurdles and well beaten in two starts since joining this stable. Likely to find a few too good in this contest.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Dundrum Lad711-126/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: J S McGarvey

Betting

Forecast

Neddyvaughan (4/1), Like A Diamond (9/2), Grey Atlantic Way (6/1), One Cool Poet (7/1), Realta Dawn (9/1), Atlas (10/1), The Moore Factor (10/1), Roja Dove (12/1), Miss Mcilroy (16/1), Glendaars Warrior (20/1), Alfred Eile (25/1), Vocal Heir (33/1), Canadian Steel (33/1), Seskin Flyer (33/1), Whisky Galore (33/1)

Verdict

ATLAS can make a winning handicap debut in this sphere following some promising efforts on the Flat. The selection has forecast underfoot conditions to suit and can see off last time out winner Like A Diamond who is taken to finish runner-up. Third place can go the way of Neddyvaughan who ran well to place on his most recent appearance.
  1. Atlas
  2. Like A Diamond
  3. Neddyvaughan

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F: 1

T: A M Balding

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F: -

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F: 2

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T: M Meade

Madhmoon

F: -

T: K Prendergast

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