16:35 Cork Wed 10 October 2018

  • Book Your Christmas Party At Cork Racecourse Apprentice Handicap (45-65)
  • 7f, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner€7,084.002nd€2,197.003rd€1,046.004th€471.005th€184.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 29.33sOff time:16:36:43
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1
(6)
69-12OR: 63
10/1

Dual 2016 winner never really got going last season and hasn't shown a great deal in two starts this season either. Easy to look elsewhere despite falling mark.

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3
(7)
49-10OR: 61C
7/1

1m½f winner here last time out, his first success in ten starts. 6lb higher now despite only winning by ½L so task tougher but drop to 7f might prove beneficial so merits respect once again.

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4
(14)
59-8OR: 59D
6/1

6½L fourth to Stormy Air last time here over 1m½f. 7lb better off this time but not convinced that will be enough to reverse the placings although he should at least close the gap.

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5
(2)
49-2OR: 53D
10/1

Only won one of her 25 starts to date. Not disgraced in two starts since moving to this yard with latest seventh of 16 at Fairyhouse seeing her stay on well so 7f should suit better giving her place possibilities.

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6
(1)
79-2OR: 53D
10/1

Dual heavy ground winner last October but not won this campaign. Handicap tumbling fast and now 8lb below second of those wins. Fair fifth last time out at Roscommon his best effort for a while but others still appeal more.

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7
(16)
39-1OR: 54
12/1

Lightly raced three-year-old kept on for a never nearer third over 6½f here when last seen back in May. Layoff since is a concern but is 3lb lower now and with this trip potentially ideal she is still worthy of consideration.

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8
(9)
39-0OR: 53
4/1

Ran best race to date latest when third at Naas over 1m. Same mark here so plenty of appeal although would prefer to see him back at 1m given way he kept on towards the end of that.

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9
(12)
38-13OR: 52
33/1

Little to recommend her in six ordinary starts this season where she hasn't been in the first 10 and is a maiden of 11 overall.

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10
(4)
88-13OR: 50
8/1

Shock second latest at Naas given his first 23 starts had seen him unplaced. Fair effort time before too so peculiarly could be improving at age of eight although still wouldn't count on him.

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11
(5)
38-13OR: 52
25/1

12-race maiden was third twice when trained by Ger Lyons but some way short of that form in eight starts for this yard. Followed two 10ths up with a ninth latest and that shows the magnitude of her task.

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12
(3)
108-12OR: 49D
8/1

Over two years since his seventh success but understandably handicap since has tumbled dramatically. Promise in third two starts back at Gowran but lesser efforts next twice so hard to be confident.

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13
(8)
48-12OR: 49
20/1

Some promise in most recent handicap at Gowran when a 4L seventh of 15. Gets 5lb back and only had the five races so there are causes for optimism in a very ordinary contest.

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14
(17)
48-8OR: 45
66/1

24L last to Stormy Air who reopposes last time out and similarly uninspiring form in all previous efforts, blinkers a forlorn hope.

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15
(18)
38-8OR: 47
8/1

Only placed once in 10 starts for Paddy Prendergast but that was off a 4lb higher mark. Drops in trip for stable bow and gets first time cheekpieces too so there are possible causes for improvement.

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16
(15)
68-8OR: 45
33/1

Placed just twice in 46 races and more poor efforts recently so once more he is very hard to fancy,

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18
(11)
10/1

Latest seventh of 16 at Navan her best effort but even that gives her plenty to find given Paddytheirishman finished second.

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Non-Runners

2
(13)
Royal Admiral5
49-10OR: 61
T: A McGuinnessJ: D M Redmond
17
(10)
Patrice's Wish33
38-7OR: 46
T: J C McConnellJ: Siobhan Rutledge
19
Eleuthera58
69-8OR: 59
T: J F LevinsJ: Reserve 1
20
Tom Dooley8
78-11OR: 48
T: F CostelloJ: Reserve 2
21
Bouquet Garni8
49-0OR: 51
T: E J O'GradyJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Tuamhain (4/1), Guanabara Bay (6/1), Stormy Air (7/1), Paddytheirishman (8/1), Roses Queen (8/1), Lake George (8/1), Bouquet Garni (8/1), Royal Admiral (8/1), Mimic's Memory (10/1), Mcguigan (10/1), Voyageofdiscovery (10/1), Leavethekeysinher (10/1), Ishigati (12/1), Eleuthera (12/1), Spanish Dawn (20/1), Talk Now (25/1), Patrice's Wish (25/1), Scobias (33/1), Kareva (33/1), Tom Dooley (33/1), Game Of Dreams (66/1)

Verdict

ROYAL ADMIRAL has been knocking at the door since switching to handicaps and there is a very real chance it opens in this moderate contest. Stormy Air won last time out something many of these have never done and that form alone gives him every chance. Tuamhain's third last time out was step in the right direction and he too merits respect.
  1. Royal Admiral
  2. Stormy Air
  3. Tuamhain

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