17:45 Dundalk

Friday 29 November 2019

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  • 2m  |   Standard  |   14 Runners  |   Polytrack
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:48  |   Winning time: 3m 26.56s
1
(7)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: B M Coen |  T: G P Cromwell|  OR: 82|  D
9/1

Hurdling and chasing recently, the Le Harve gelding run up a four-timer on the Flat in a number of British raids over the summer, rising over 14lb in the process. Well held last month at the Curragh, market likely to be best guide on AW bow.

2
(5)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: W J Lee |  T: C O'Brien|  OR: 82|  BF|  C
5/1

Winner on three occasions at this venue, the Casamento gelding has been running well in defeat here in a number of starts over 1m4f since August. Steps up in trip.

3
(12)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: C T Keane |  T: W P Mullins|  OR: 81|  BF
12/1

Winner on turf in a Leopardstown 1m5f handicap in June 2018. Mixed bag of efforts over hurdles since August and merits plenty of respect on return to this surface given connections.

4
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: D P McDonogh |  T: J P O'Brien|  OR: 85|  C
15/8

Deservedly off the mark for connections at the ninth time of asking when landing a maiden contest here over 1m4f on his fifth start on this surface. Bit more needed but enters calculations.

5
(2)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: A M Glynn |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 77
12/1

Winner on three occasions on the AW in Britain when in the care of Roger Varian and Jim Boyle before an unsuccessful spell with Keith Watson. Worth a market check on yet another stable debut.

6
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: K J Manning |  T: G P Cromwell|  OR: 77|  D
16/1

Winner of two of his 11 Flat starts on turf for respected connections. Thought highly enough of to be running in Listed company this summer and is not to be taken lightly on AW debut.

7
(14)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: M A Gallagher |  T: Miss Brown|  OR: 76
33/1

Not disgraced in four starts at the track since September. Takes a big step up in trip here where the market is likely to be the best guide in first-time cheekpieces.

8
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: T P Madden |  T: Mrs J Harrington|  OR: 75
33/1

My have found 1m7f too far when last seen but overall form in maidens gives him bit to do and now handicapping off a mark that doesn't look that lenient on AW debut.

9
(11)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: R C Colgan |  T: A J Martin|  OR: 75|  BF|  C
10/1

One win to his name from 11 starts at the track but has proceeded to hit the frame on a further five occasions. Ran with credit on return to the track earlier this month and needs a check in the market as post time approaches.

10
(1)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: C D Hayes |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 74
13/2

76-rated handicapper for Sir Mark Prescott posting a number of solid and consistent starts in the spring. Solid run on stable debut here last week finishing second of 14 in a 1m2½f claimer. Entitled to have designs on prize money in this contest.

11
(13)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: L W Browne |  T: M Halford|  OR: 73
16/1

Winner of three of his 18 Flat starts on turf the Sea The Stars gelding ran well in defeat on return to this surface over 1m4f earlier this month. Has to be considered.

12
(8)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: G F Carroll |  T: A McGuinness|  OR: 72|  C
16/1

Winner of tow of his 12 starts at this venue, hitting the frame on a further five occasions. Looks a progressive type on this surface and worth a check in the betting stepping up to this trip.

13
(9)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: M P Sheehy |  T: J P O'Brien|  OR: 74
20/1

Four-race maiden ran well in defeat on first start on this track finishing sixth of 14 beaten 3¾L over 1m2½f late last month. Worthy of consideration given the form of the yard as the daughter of Australia steps up in trip.

14
(3)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: N G McCullagh |  T: Peter Fahey|  OR: 65
66/1

Winner of one of her six Flat starts for trainer Willie Mullins. Last but one on first start 447 days at this venue earlier this month and looks easy to oppose again.

Non-Runners

15
(15)
Lleyton22
Weight: 8-4|  Age: 7
T: J R Finn  J: Reserve 1

Betting

Forecast

Grandmaster Flash (15/8), Nimitz (5/1), Alabaster (13/2), Lever Du Soleil (9/1), The Mouse Doctor (10/1), Lleyton (11/1), Noble Expression (12/1), Bronagh's Belle (12/1), Tirmizi (16/1), Tritonix (16/1), Chaparral Dream (16/1), Irradiate (20/1), Estijmaam (33/1), Persian Lion (33/1), Small Bit Of Love (66/1)

Verdict

The Archipenko gelding ALABASTER can build on a solid stable debut earlier this month to land the spoils in this 2m contest. The five-year-old hit the frame on a couple of occasions at Lingfield and Chelmsford for trainer Sir Mark Prescott earlier in the year and can mount a serious challenge with notable jockey booking. Winner at this track earlier in the month Grandmaster Flash for trainer Joseph O'Brien can emerge as the biggest danger with course winners The Mouse Doctor and Nimitz capable of bold bids.
  1. Alabaster
  2. Grandmaster Flash
  3. Nimitz

Prize Money

1st: €15,001.002nd: €4,999.003rd: €2,500.004th: €1,250.005th: €750.006th: €500.00

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