19:00 Gowran Park

Wednesday 5 May 2021

All16:2516:5517:3018:0018:3019:0019:3020:00
  • Thomastown Apprentice Handicap (45-65)
  • 1m  |   Yielding (Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:00  |   Winning time: 1m 47.98s
1
(7)
Black Cat Bobby39
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-12| J: C J MacRedmond(4)| T: Ciaran Murphy| OR:  65
7/2
16/1, thirteenth of 17 in handicap at Navan (10f, heavy) 39 days ago, ridden 2f out and weakening. Still low mileage in handicaps so not one to rule out on balance.
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2
(3)
Cisco Discob,t139
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-10| J: S T McCullagh| T: J Davison| OR:  63
9/1
Winner at Galway in October. Below form eighth of 17 in handicap at Navan (10f, heavy, 16/1) 39 days ago. Blinkers back on, tongue strap on 1st time.
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4
(15)
Giustino154
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5| J: A C Persse(4)| T: J P O'Brien| OR:  58
12/1
Thrice-raced maiden. 150/1, twelfth of 13 in minor event at Dundalk (7f). Off 154 days. Makes handicap debut and the market should guide.
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6
(2)
Mythical Times39
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: Siobhan Rutledge(4)| T: J C McConnell| OR:  57
20/1
Thrice-raced maiden. Twelfth of 16 in maiden at Navan (1m) in March, racing off the pace and never landing a blow. Will hold more chance now handicapping.
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7
(18)
Rare Flower201
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: D W O'Connor| T: M Mulvany| OR:  57
22/1
Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, thirteenth of 14 in nursery at Dundalk (7f) in November, never landing a blow. Needs to show more on the back of a break to feature.
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8
(13)
Vazzyb,t17
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: D McMonagle| T: N Meade| OR:  54
11/2
Lightly raced maiden who shaped as if better for the run when seventh of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 17 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Not ruled out with that under his belt.
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9
(8)
Ellabellap,t17
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: J M Sheridan| T: A McNamara| OR:  52
10/3
12/1, very good second of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (7f) 17 days ago, just failing. Rates a lead player with a repeat back on turf.
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10
(19)
Xael40
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: C J McGovern| T: D English| OR:  52
66/1
Thrice-raced maiden. 300/1, thirteenth of 14 in maiden at Dundalk (10.7f) 40 days ago. Back down in trip. Makes handicap debut.
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11
(9)
All Down To Rosie173
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11| J: M P Sheehy| T: C O'Dwyer| OR:  50
20/1
Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, tenth of 14 in nursery at Dundalk (1m) in November, never travelling well and always behind. Improvement needed on return to action.
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12
(14)
Speedy Pixp173
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-8| J: D E Sheehy| T: T G McCourt| OR:  47
20/1
Eleventh of 14 in nursery (25/1) at Dundalk (1m) in November, making no impression. Previous Galway second was her best effort yet so not entirely ruled out on return.
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13
(1)
Viv Vance173
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-7| J: A J Slattery| T: J Nash| OR:  46
16/1
Last of 14 in nursery at Dundalk (1m) when last seen in November. Best efforts to date have come on turf but others hold more pressing claims.
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15
(11)
Dragon Questp1145
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-6| J: N M Crosse| T: T Doyle| OR:  45
80/1
Thrice-raced maiden. 300/1, tenth of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (8f). Off 145 days. Cheekpieces on for 1st time. Makes handicap debut.
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16
(12)
She's Good Company39
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-6| J: J A Powell(7)| T: A McGuinness| OR:  45
6/1
Lightly-raced maiden. 28/1, ninth of 17 in handicap at Navan (10f, heavy) 39 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals.
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17
(17)
Bader Ginsburgv128
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-9| J: A J Farragher(2)| T: A McGuinness| OR:  48
50/1
Lightly-raced maiden. 66/1, eleventh of 15 in handicap at this course (7f, soft) 28 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Others more persuasive. Reserve 1.
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Non-Runners

3
(16)
Faraway Dreams12
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 3
T: M Halford  J: A J Farragher
NR
5
(5)
My Friend Fred14
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: T G McCourt  J: L T McAteer
NR
14
(4)
Cala Lady28
Weight: 8-6|  Age: 3
T: C O'Dwyer  J: D N Curran
NR
18
(6)
Going In Style21
Weight: 9-9|  Age: 3
T: N Meade  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
(10)
Grove Island17
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 3
T: J P O'Brien  J: Reserve 3
NR

Forecasts

Faraway Dreams (9/4), Ellabella (10/3), Black Cat Bobby (7/2), Vazzy (11/2), She's Good Company (6/1), Cisco Disco (9/1), Giustino (12/1), Viv Vance (16/1), Speedy Pix (20/1), Mythical Times (20/1), All Down To Rosie (20/1), Going In Style (20/1), Grove Island (20/1), Cala Lady (20/1), Rare Flower (22/1), Bader Ginsburg (50/1), My Friend Fred (50/1), Xael (66/1), Dragon Quest (80/1)

Verdict

Having not been seen to best effect on return here early last month, ELLABELLA went mightily close to shedding the maiden tag at Dundalk 17 days ago. She gets the narrow vote now tackling 1m for the first time, with Faraway Dreams, who ran well herself at Cork last time, and Vazzy others to consider.

  1. ELLABELLA (IRE)
  2. FARAWAY DREAMS (IRE)
  3. VAZZY (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Insane Bolt
Weight: 9-12  |Age: 3
7/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00
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