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Friday 14 June 2019

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Gina & The Champions Play July 12th Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)

1m 110y  |   Good to Yielding  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 21:03  |   Winning time: 1m 51.95s

1
(8)
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: N M Crosse |  T: J C McConnell|  OR: 59|  BF
7/2

In good form of late placing on four of his five starts since joining this stable. Beaten 2L over 7f at Roscommon (soft) earlier this week and strong claims with cheekpieces tried for the first time.

2
(17)
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: W J Lee |  T: Peter Fahey|  OR: 59|  D
20/1

Fair 12th in a 1m handicap at The Curragh (good-to-firm) on seasonal debut last month. Likely to have improved for the run.

3
(15)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-13  |  J: R P Whelan |  T: Mark Fahey|  OR: 58|  BF|  D
7/1

Recorded a second career success when taking a 1m1f handicap at Tipperary (yielding-to-soft) in April. Interesting despite suffering a heavy defeat over an extended 1m1f at Gowran Park (good-to-firm) subsequently.

4
(11)
Age: 10|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: W M Lordan |  T: T J O'Mara|  OR: 57|  CD
14/1

C&D winner caught the eye when encountering trouble in finishing 5L ninth over 1m at Lisotwel (yielding) on seasonal debut earlier this month. Worth a check in the market.

5
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-11  |  J: S B Kelly |  T: J P Murtagh|  OR: 56
20/1

Well beaten 11th in a big field 1m handicap at Gowran Park (good) earlier this month. Previously an eye-catching seventh over 7f at The Curragh (good-to-yielding) and market support would be notable.

6
(18)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: K J Manning |  T: J T Gorman|  OR: 54|  D
25/1

Made a winning seasonal debut when taking a 1m handicap on soft going at Leopardstown in April. Struggled upped to 1m1f at Tipperary (yielding-to-soft) subsequently however.

7
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: J A Heffernan |  T: Paul Gammell|  OR: 64
14/1

Ran well to finish fifth in a 1m contest at Gowran Park (yielding) on handicap debut early last month. Remains open to improvement on return from a short break.

8
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: S Foley |  T: Mrs J Harrington|  OR: 64
6/1

Stepped up on previous efforts when finishing fourth in a 1m event on handicap debut at Killarney (good) a month ago. One to note with cheekpieces tried for the first time.

9
(2)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: O J Orr |  T: Peter Fahey|  OR: 52|  D
20/1

Returned to the winners enclosure when scoring by 3L over this trip at Killarney (good) in July last year. Held in two subsequent starts however and probably best watched on seasonal debut.

10
(21)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: K J Leonard |  T: A Keatley|  OR: 60|  D
9/2

Broke her maiden when winning by 2L over 1m1f at Carlisle (soft) in first time cheekpieces (retained) last time out. Notable runner despite a 9lb rise in the weights.

11
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: A C Persse |  T: J P O'Brien|  OR: 58|  D
8/1

Off the mark at the second attempt in handicaps when winning by 1L in a 1m race at Navan (good-to-yielding) earlier this month. Raised 7lb in the weights and promising apprentice retains the ride.

12
(5)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: C T Keane |  T: P J McKenna|  OR: 47|  D
25/1

Winner over this trip on the AW at Dundalk early last month. Not replicated that form in two turf starts subsequently however.

13
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: J P Shinnick |  T: Ian O'Connor|  OR: 47
20/1

Seven race maiden under all codes and beaten 1L when fifth over 1m4f at Galway (soft) last October on most recent start. Struggled in a maiden hurdle subsequently.

14
(19)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: R P Cleary |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 45
33/1

Finished 17th in a big field 6f contest on handicap debut at The Curragh (good-to-firm) on debut for this stable last month. Bred to appreciate this step up in distance.

15
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: A J Slattery |  T: S P Hennessy|  OR: 52
16/1

Finished mid-division in a 7f handicap at Leopardstown (good) earlier this month. Cheekpieces worn of late replaced with a visor (first time) for this event.

16
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-4  |  J: Vanessa Maye |  T: P Byrne|  OR: 46
50/1

Struggled in four starts to date including when 15L ninth over 6f at The Curragh (good-to-firm) last time out. Probably best watched upped in trip on handicap debut.

17
(16)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-4  |  J: N G McCullagh |  T: G P Cromwell|  OR: 46
33/1

Held in four outings so far including on handicap debut over 6f at Sligo (good) last month. Others make more appeal.

18
(14)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-4  |  J: D N Curran |  T: Mrs D A Love|  OR: 46
10/1

12 race maiden finished 9L sixth in a 1m2f handicap on good ground here last time out. Interesting to see how she fares dropping in distance.

Non-Runners

21
(13)
Jillbridge10
Weight: 8-4|  Age: 3
T: E O'Connell  J: Reserve 3
20
(1)
Grove Gold11
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 3
T: E M O'Sullivan  J: Reserve 2
19
(20)
Rhosgobel13
Weight: 8-8|  Age: 3
T: D K Weld  J: Reserve 1
Betting

Forecast

Kudbegood (7/2), Champagne Terri (9/2), Never Shy Away (6/1), Invincible Queen (7/1), Light Breeze (8/1), Hidden Spark (10/1), Rhosgobel (10/1), Avalanche (14/1), Cois Sionna (14/1), Last Judgment (16/1), Wilderness (20/1), Serefeli (20/1), Emperor Bob (20/1), You'llfindandsee (20/1), Dont Quit (25/1), The Perch (25/1), Grove Gold (25/1), Moneebb (33/1), Finsceal Rose (33/1), Jillbridge (33/1), Out On Friday (50/1)

Verdict
The application of cheekpieces for the first time can see the consistent KUDBEGOOD get his head in front under top weight in the second division of this highly competitive handicap. Light Breeze was a winner last time out and she can take second under her revised mark while third place can go to Never Shy Away who showed promise on last months handicap debut.
  1. Kudbegood
  2. Light Breeze
  3. Never Shy Away
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,910.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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