18:05 Leopardstown

Thursday 17 August 2017

All17:0517:3518:0518:3519:1019:4020:10

Happy Mondays Apprentice Handicap

1m 2f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:05  |   Winning time: 2m 11.09s

1st
5
(3)
8/1
T: J S BolgerJ: D M Redmond (2)
Made all, ridden to assert early straight and 3 lengths clear 1f out, driven out and stayed on well inside final furlong op 11/1
2nd
5 ½
10
(4)
14/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S P Davis (4)
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd under 2f out and soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace final furlong op 12/1
3rd
¾
2
(10)
4/1j
T: Michael MulvanyJ: R P Downey
Towards rear, pushed along and some headway on outer in 7th entering straight, soon ridden and went 3rd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace
4th
2 ½
1
(6)
4/1j
T: E LynamJ: O J Orr
Mid-division, headway in 4th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace op 10/3
5th
1 ¾
4
(1)
109-6
8/1
T: N MaddenJ: T P Madden
Mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression in 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace op 9/1
6th
1 ¾
6
(11)
5/1
T: D MarnaneJ: N M Crosse (4)
Held up in rear, detached approaching straight, pushed along in 9th entering straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, never a factor op 6/1
7th
nk
3
(5)
9/2
T: Ms Sheila LaveryJ: G P Halpin
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along entering straight, ridden and no impression in 6th over 1f out, no extra op 6/1
8th
1
7
(8)
20/1
T: J J MurphyJ: D W O'Connor
Rear of mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, eased close home op 16/1
9th
1
8
(2)
14/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: R Coakley
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along approaching straight and lost place 2f out, ridden and no extra 1 1/2f out tchd 12/1
10th
52
11
(9)
33/1
T: Shane NolanJ: D E Sheehy (4)
Mid-division, pushed along and no extra approaching straight, weakened, eased under 2f out, completely tailed off tchd 25/1

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Non-Runners

9
(7)
Piccadilly Jim132
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 6
T: D English  J: K J Leonard
Betting

Forecast

On The Go Again (4/1), The Tulip (4/1), Crafted Jewel (9/2), Settle For Red (5/1), Mainicin (8/1), Coffee (8/1), Misty Mountain (14/1), Hague Convention (14/1), Nelson Road (20/1), Piccadilly Jim (20/1), Sliver Thisle (33/1)

Verdict
The Tulip has just one AW victory on the board but has been threatening on turf lately, finishing second the last twice. She should be on the board sooner rather than later and represents a trainer with a 29% strike rate of late. ON THE GO AGAIN scored at Bellewstown last month over a mile and is forgiven a tame effort in a hot Galway handicap since. With no doubts regarding stamina, he can get back on track in these calmer waters. Mainicin would have claims on a good day while Crafted Jewel, Nelson Road and handicap debutant Hague Convention are others of note.
  1. On The Go Again
  2. The Tulip
  3. Crafted Jewel

Previous Winners

2016
Udogo
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Anastasia O'Brien
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
8/1
Prize Money
1st:
€7,392.00
2nd:
€2,292.00
3rd:
€1,092.00
4th:
€493.00
5th:
€192.00

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