18:05 Tipperary (IRE) 10 Aug 2018

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Winner €15,375 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: High

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Position
1 (5)
3-36171
iT
Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap (Martin McHale)

Alfredo Arcano 29 

b g Arcano - Cheherazad (Elusive City)

4 9-10 t h
90
4 9-10 t h
90

2 wins from 5 runs this year. 15/8, career best when winning 6-runner handicap at Dundalk (5f) 29 days ago. Solid claims.

2 wins from 5 runs this year. 15/8, career best when winning 6-runner handicap at Dundalk (5f) 29 days ago. Solid claims.

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Alfredo Arcano Score: 456

1
2 (3)
609-723
iT
Emerald green, dark blue sash and sleeves, hooped cap (Miss Natalia Lupini)

Abstraction 36 

b c Majestic Missile - Bronze Queen (Invincible Spirit)

8 9-1
81
8 9-1
81

C&D winner. Twenty two runs since last win in 2013. 13/8, bit below form third of 6 in handicap at Bellewstown (5f, good to firm) 36 days ago. On a good mark but not the easiest to predict.

C&D winner. Twenty two runs since last win in 2013. 13/8, bit below form third of 6 in handicap at Bellewstown (5f, good to firm) 36 days ago. On a good mark but not the easiest to predict.

Abstraction Score: 417

2
3 (2)
60219
iT
Yellow, royal blue & yellow check sleeves, check cap (John E McEnery)

Amthaal (GB)  16 

b f Exceed and Excel - Darajaat (Elusive Quality)

4 9-1
81
4 9-1
81

Lightly-raced winner. Winner at Bellewstown in July. 3½ lengths ninth of 13 to Sometimesadiamond in listed race at Naas (6f, good, 33/1) 16 days ago. Makes handicap debut.

Lightly-raced winner. Winner at Bellewstown in July. 3½ lengths ninth of 13 to Sometimesadiamond in listed race at Naas (6f, good, 33/1) 16 days ago. Makes handicap debut.

Amthaal Score: 400

4
4 (7)
1668-
iT
Orange & emerald green diamonds, orange sleeves, emerald green cap (Fille Du Septembre Partnership)

Fille Du Septembre 299 

b f Choisir - Rocking (Oasis Dream)

3 9-0
83
3 9-0
83

Lightly-raced winner. 11/1, eighth of 11 in nursery at Naas (6f, soft). Off 9 months. First run for yard after leaving D. K. Weld. Hard to make a case for.

Lightly-raced winner. 11/1, eighth of 11 in nursery at Naas (6f, soft). Off 9 months. First run for yard after leaving D. K. Weld. Hard to make a case for.

Fille Du Septembre Score: 409

3
5 (1)
795040
iT
Royal blue & yellow diamonds, royal blue sleeves, striped cap (Men Of Forty Eight Syndicate)

Sors 20 

b g Acclamation - Maid of Ailsa (Pivotal)

6 9-0 t1 b
80
6 9-0 t1 b
80

25/1, fifteenth of 17 in handicap at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 20 days ago. Back down in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time.

25/1, fifteenth of 17 in handicap at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 20 days ago. Back down in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Sors Score: 369

6 (6)
234470
iT
Light blue & red diamonds (A Cosias)

Dandyman Port 4 

b f Dandy Man - Fillthegobletagain (Byron)

4 8-9 b
75
4 8-9 b
75

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 25/1, last of 10 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 4 days ago.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 25/1, last of 10 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 4 days ago.

Dandyman Port Score: 291

7 (4)
249162
iT
Emerald green, red hoop, red sleeves, striped cap (J F Grogan)

Rapid Reaction 16 

ch f Shamardal - Bratislava (Dr Fong)

3 8-5 b1
74
3 8-5 b1
74

Winner at Naas in June. 7/1, good second of 9 in handicap at Naas (5f, good) 16 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Can give a good account.

Winner at Naas in June. 7/1, good second of 9 in handicap at Naas (5f, good) 16 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Can give a good account.

Rapid Reaction Score: 349

Verdict

AMTHAAL improved with every start in maiden company and she was far from disgraced when finishing less than four lengths behind the winner in a Listed race last time out. The switch to handicap company should help her chances today and a mark of 81 appears to be very fair. Alfredo Arcano has to be respected given his recent form, while Abstraction and Rapid Reaction are the pick of the remainder.

Verdict

AMTHAAL is going the right way, hasn't been overburdened with her opening mark, and looks the type to capitalise in the likely event of her rivals getting involved in a battle for the lead. Alfrfedo Arcano must be considered on the back of his Dundalk success and Abstraction is too well handicapped to ignore.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Yielding 8 Magic Bear 8 4 8 13 84 21-14 54 days E Lynam (147 miles) O Orr 11/4 0:57.82
2016 Yielding - Soft 11 Ostatnia 5 4 8 13 82 0-76186 24 days W McCreery (83 miles) W J Lee 11/2 0:58.99
2015 Soft 10 Ostatnia 4 3 8 10 81 8-32118 40 days W McCreery (83 miles) W J Lee 6/1 0:58.30
2014 Good to Firm 9 Lady Mega 3 3 8 12 83 15-1324 19 days E Lynam (147 miles) R P Downey 15/8 0:56.70
2013 Yielding 10 An Saighdiur 5 6 9 9 91 640004 6 days Andrew Slattery (1 miles) W J Lee 9/2 0:57.54
2012 Heavy 7 An Saighdiur 1 5 9 7 86 134513 19 days Andrew Slattery (1 miles) M A Cleere 5/1 1:02.38
2011 Good to Firm 13 Roicead 12 4 9 5 86 303-125 40 days B Duke (83 miles) Willie Supple 9/2 0:57.18
2010 Good 11 Partner 4 4 9 4 84 31-4124 19 days D Marnane (1 miles) C O'Donoghue 11/4 0:56.46
2009 Soft 10 Santo Padre 4 5 9 1 84 810-465 28 days D Marnane (1 miles) C O'Donoghue 6/1 0:59.36
2008 Soft 10 Lady Schmuck 5 3 8 4 78 79-6118 11 days Tracey Collins (83 miles) M C Hussey 11/2 1:00.08