15:45 Fairyhouse Sun 14 July 2019

  • Boyne Valley Racing Weekend Handicap (45-65) (Div 1)
  • 7f, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner€6,501.002nd€2,101.003rd€1,001.004th€451.005th€231.006th€121.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 28.75sOff time:15:47:15
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1
(12)
710-0OR: 62D
20/1

Prolific AW winner but only 1-19 on turf and well beaten off last month at Leopardstown (7f, good to yielding; 12-1). Given a chance by the assessor, should he be able to grab it.

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2
(2)
49-11OR: 59D
40/1

Sole win came over 7f at Gowran Park a year ago for Kevin Prendergast but her form went backwards subsequently. Latest pair of efforts leave a lot to be desired.

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3
(1)
69-11OR: 59D
11/2

Multiple winner on the AW but still a maiden after 18 runs on turf, though did go close in third at Leopardstown over similar trip recently, place claims on that effort.

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4
(14)
69-5OR: 53D
20/1

Just four wins from 54 career starts and hasn't threatened in two runs since joining this trainer. Looks up against it again on form.

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5
(20)
49-5OR: 53CD
18/1

Latest win over 7f at Dundalk in January came off this mark, should come on for recent stable debut at Bellewstown when well held. Not overlooked too hastily.

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6
(5)
59-3OR: 51
20/1

25-race maiden, didn't run badly (fourth) in an apprentice handicap over 7f at Roscommon on debut for this trainer but wouldn't be certain to build on that effort.

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7
(4)
69-3OR: 51D
14/1

Had a busy but productive time of it at Dundalk in the winter and may have needed recent comeback over 7f at Leopardstown, when shaping as though she can make a mark on turf this summer.

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8
(19)
49-1OR: 49CD
9/1

Modest sort, gained sole success in C&D maiden over a year ago. Dropping towards a basement rating, though no clear signs he is going to take advantage so far.

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9
(3)
59-0OR: 48
15/2

Long-standing maiden (25 starts), though has threatened recently including runner-up effort over this C&D. Will benefit from fast ground. Not discounted in current mood.

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11
(9)
68-13OR: 47D
9/1

Sole win in 19 starts came when in the care of Ed Walker back in 2015 but has largely struggled since. Previous start was a poor effort but had previously suggested this trainer can grab a small pot with him.

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12
(10)
58-13OR: 47
20/1

Only a single success to show from 29 starts, that coming over 6f at Doncaster in December past. Has shaped well in sprints since joining this yard, though two most recent efforts were backwards steps. Plenty to prove back up in trip.

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13
(17)
48-12OR: 46
12/1

Filly remains a maiden after seven starts but she found just one too strong in recent trio to Bath (5½f, firm; 10-1). That was a low-grade affair but now counted out here with handy 7lb claimed off her back.

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14
(7)
68-11OR: 45
9/1

Has a regressive profile, but has at least been threatening in three starts this term and could be capable of snaring a race like this if things fall right.

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15
(16)
58-11OR: 45D
20/1

Career record reading 1-29 tells its own story, easily held in both starts this season and easier to look elsewhere in considering the likely winners of this contest.

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16
(15)
38-6OR: 48
5/1

Filly remains a maiden but she has twice knocked on the door recently at Cork and Ballinrobe, albeit over longer trips. Not a certainty to replicate those efforts over 7f, but goes close if she can.

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17
(18)
38-5OR: 47
50/1

Ex-Joseph O'Brien inmate with nothing in the formbook to merit suggestion she'll make it ninth time lucky here. Last of nine on stable at Leopardstown last month.

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18
(11)
38-4OR: 45
12/1

Not beaten far and certainly not disgraced in career starts but the Slade Power gelding remains a nine-race maiden and isn't showing any signs that she'll take advantage of declining mark.

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19
(6)
58-11OR: 45
20/1

13-race maiden, well held last month at Gowran Park and 8lb wrong on these terms. Has plenty work to do if getting in (First Reserve).

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Non-Runners

10
(8)
Dingle Bay258
38-13OR: 55
T: M FlanneryJ: L F Roche
20
(13)
Irregardless9
38-4OR: 45
T: D KinsellaJ: Reserve 2

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Hidden Spark (5/1), Silk Cravat (11/2), Above Us Only Sky (15/2), Hey Pretty (9/1), Forza Libranno (9/1), Marylebone (9/1), Coffeemeanscoffee (12/1), Chagall (12/1), Victorious Secret (14/1), La Novia (18/1), Rag Tatter (20/1), Guanabara Bay (20/1), Mimic's Memory (20/1), Delegating (20/1), The Bittern Cry (20/1), Arbourfield (20/1), Dingle Bay (33/1), Iron Blue (40/1), Ifyouhaveaminute (50/1), Irregardless (66/1)

Verdict

A race to be cautious in, but perhaps ABOVE US ONLY SKY can shed the maiden tag. Seamie Heffernan's mount was second over C&D on penultimate outing and has again run well since at Gowran Park. As long as the ground remains quick, she looks as likely as anything to go well. The Leopardstown comeback of Victorious Secret suggests a race of this nature could be within her grasp while cases can also be made for Silk Cravat, La Novia and Marylebone to go well.
  1. Above Us Only Sky
  2. Victorious Secret
  3. Silk Cravat

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