19:35 Leopardstown

Thursday 15 August 2019

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    Grant Thornton Apprentice Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   1m 2f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in Places)  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:37  |   Winning time: 2m 9.84s
1st
Horse silk
16
(17)
58-11
10/1
T: T MullinsJ: J M Sheridan (4)
Mid-division, 8th halfway, progress and ridden 1 1/2f out, closed over 1f out, ridden to lead final 150 yards, kept on well op 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
2
(15)
11/1
T: L ComerJ: C G O'Dwyer (7)
Towards rear, 12th halfway, came wide entering straight, progress under 2f out, good headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed final 150 yards, kept on same pace op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
12
(4)
33/1
T: G M LyonsJ: D W O'Connor
Mid-division, 10th halfway, progress 1f out, ridden into 3rd final 150 yards, kept on without threatening
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
19
(13)
20/1
T: W McCreeryJ: N M Crosse
Completely missed break and reared leaving stalls, raced in detached rear, came wide entering straight, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong to 4th closing stages, never nearer op 50/1
5th
Horse silk
½
14
(5)
14/1
T: J FeaneJ: D N Curran (7)
Mid-division, 9th halfway, ran on final furlong, never nearer
6th
Horse silk
hd
17
(12)
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S M Crosse
Rear of mid-division, 13th halfway, ridden and progress on outer over 1f out, kept on same pace under 1f out
7th
Horse silk
sh
10
(6)
8/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: A J Farragher (4)
In touch, 7th halfway, lost place and switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on without threatening final furlong
8th
Horse silk
1
15
(3)
5/1f
T: N MeadeJ: A J Slattery
Mid-division, 11th halfway, niggled along under 3f out, no impression behind horses 1 1/2f out, soon switched right, kept on final furlong, no danger op 7/2
9th
Horse silk
hd
9
(10)
14/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: B M Coen
Rear, under pressure entering straight, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never on terms
10th
Horse silk
1
4
(19)
8/1
T: D EnglishJ: G M Ryan (2)
Broke well to lead briefly, soon headed, 3rd halfway, under pressure entering straight, ridden under 2f out, lost place 1f out, weakened op 12/1
11th
Horse silk
½
13
(9)
25/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: S M Mooney (4)
Chased leader, 5th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, weakened under 1f out op 33/1
12th
Horse silk
sh
1
(16)
16/1
T: J M OxxJ: R Coakley
In touch, progress to 2nd halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened under 1f out
13th
Horse silk
¾
3
(2)
510-0
14/1
T: C O'BrienJ: K J Leonard
Slowly away and raced in rear, niggled along in 17th entering straight, ridden and kept on final furlong, never a factor
14th
Horse silk
½
11
(1)
16/1
T: J S BolgerJ: L T McAteer (4)
Tracked leader on inner, 6th halfway, under pressure over 4f out, ridden entering straight, not much room on inner 1 1/2f out, soon weakened
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
18
(18)
6/1
T: C W J FarrellJ: A C Persse (4)
Prominent, soon led, under pressure and headed 2f out, ridden and weakened 1 1/2f out op 5/1
16th
Horse silk
sh
6
(14)
40/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: Ms N A Kane (7)
Slowly into stride and soon detached in rear, 18th 1 1/2f out, modest late headway, never a factor op 50/1
17th
Horse silk
nk
5
(8)
14/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: T P Madden
Rear, some progress entering straight, no extra, never a factor op 12/1
18th
Horse silk
1
8
(7)
33/1
T: A OliverJ: J P Shinnick (7)
Chased leader, 4th halfway, under pressure 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out where not much room
19th
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
(11)
9/1
T: A A HowardJ: O J Orr
Rear of mid-division, 14th halfway, no impression and dropped to rear over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€13.40Pl:€3.10, €3.40, €7.70, €7.80EX:€233.50Trifecta:€923.00Tricast:€3,603.73SF:€125.59

Forecasts

Red Gerry (5/1), Pillmakers Hill (6/1), Finding Nero (8/1), See Of Rome (8/1), The Last Indian (9/1), Nam (10/1), Great Grey (11/1), Spruce Meadows (14/1), Dance Emperor (14/1), Nimitz (14/1), Claim The Lady (14/1), Rehoboth Beach (16/1), Agent Zigzag (16/1), Suaimhneach (16/1), Alice Milligan (20/1), Royal Admiral (25/1), Excelcius (33/1), Cacique Royale (33/1), Prosecution (40/1)

Verdict

FINDING NERO hasn't been disgraced in his last two defeats and was probably sent for home too soon at Killarney last time out. That run has allowed him to remain on a competitive handicap mark however, and he is the preference for a trainer who is in good form at the moment. Claim The Lady sets the standard based on his victory last time out and while he receives weight-for-age once again, his 7lb is a mild concern, while Suaimhneach can be forgiven for her last run which came too soon and Pillmakers Hill remains dangerously unexposed off a light weight.
  1. Finding Nero
  2. Claim The Lady
  3. Pillmakers Hill

Previous Winners

2018
Sheila's Hope
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 4
6/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,387.002nd: €2,388.003rd: €1,138.004th: €513.005th: €262.006th: €138.00

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