13:55 Down Royal (NI) 23 Jun 2018

Rainbow Communications Maiden (2YO only)

Winner €7,392 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f

Good to Firm

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1 (6)
iT
Red & white hoops, white armlet, quartered cap (Denis J Barry)

From Glen To Glen (IRE)  

b c Dandy Man - Ocean Sands (Desert Prince)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Foaled April 28. 10,000 gns foal, Dandy Man colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including 2-y-o 6f winner Vital Wave and 1¼m-13f winner Oceania Queen.

Foaled April 28. 10,000 gns foal, Dandy Man colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including 2-y-o 6f winner Vital Wave and 1¼m-13f winner Oceania Queen.

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2 (8)
7
iT
Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap (David Spratt & Sean Jones)

Kafu (IRE)  14 

ch c No Nay Never - Crosstalk (Cape Cross)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Once-raced colt. Seventh of 14 in maiden (13/2) at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) on debut 14 days ago, not knocked about. Should improve.

Once-raced colt. Seventh of 14 in maiden (13/2) at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) on debut 14 days ago, not knocked about. Should improve.

3 (1)
3
iT
Dark blue, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star (Michael O'Callaghan)

Rangefield Express (IRE)  48 

b g Born To Sea - Bogini (Holy Roman Emperor)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Promising individual. Third of 5 in maiden (6/1) at Dundalk (5f) on debut 48 days ago. Big shout with improvement on the cards.

Promising individual. Third of 5 in maiden (6/1) at Dundalk (5f) on debut 48 days ago. Big shout with improvement on the cards.

4 (3)
5
iT
Mauve, purple epaulettes, purple star on cap (Hyperion Racing)

Rest Bay (IRE)  48 

ch c Dandy Man - Why Now (Dansili)

2 9-5 t
-
2 9-5 t
-

Tongue strap on, last of 5 in maiden at Dundalk (5f, 3/1) on debut 48 days ago. Open to improvement.

Tongue strap on, last of 5 in maiden at Dundalk (5f, 3/1) on debut 48 days ago. Open to improvement.

5 (5)
0
iT
Black, yellow seams, yellow armlet, yellow cap, black star (Sunday Racing Club)

Sunday Scholar (IRE)  14 

b c Mukhadram - Quite Elusive (Elusive Quality)

2 9-5 h1
-
2 9-5 h1
-

Once-raced colt. Twelfth of 14 in maiden at the Curragh (6f, good to firm, 40/1) on debut 14 days ago. Hooded for 1st time.

Once-raced colt. Twelfth of 14 in maiden at the Curragh (6f, good to firm, 40/1) on debut 14 days ago. Hooded for 1st time.

6 (7)
6
iT
Yellow, black striped sleeves & cap (Kildare Racing Club)

The Black Dandy (IRE)  21 

b c Dandy Man - Las Encinas (Pastoral Pursuits)

2 9-5
-
2 9-5
-

Once-raced colt. 25/1, last of 6 in maiden at Navan (5f, good) on debut 21 days ago.

Once-raced colt. 25/1, last of 6 in maiden at Navan (5f, good) on debut 21 days ago.

7 (2)
iT
Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap (N W T Dalzell)

Anna's Girl (IRE)  

b f Camacho - Talitha Kum (Chineur)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled March 1. €4,500 foal, €12,000 yearling, Camacho filly. Dam winner up to 1m (2-y-o 6.3f winner).

Foaled March 1. €4,500 foal, €12,000 yearling, Camacho filly. Dam winner up to 1m (2-y-o 6.3f winner).

8 (9)
iT
Black, yellow braces, hooped cap (G A Taylor)

Elusive Fantasy (IRE)  

b f Elusive Pimpernel - Mornington Belle (Bach)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled March 17. Elusive Pimpernel filly. Dam unraced.

Foaled March 17. Elusive Pimpernel filly. Dam unraced.

9 (4)
iT
DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, white cap (Michael O'Callaghan)

Lady Baroness (IRE)  

b f Camacho - Bowness (Efisio)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled March 11. €25,000 yearling, Camacho filly. Half-sister to 2-y-o 6f winner Luna Mission and 5.7f-7f winner Cryptonite. Dam, 5f/6f winner, half-sister to smart 5f winner Dominica.

Foaled March 11. €25,000 yearling, Camacho filly. Half-sister to 2-y-o 6f winner Luna Mission and 5.7f-7f winner Cryptonite. Dam, 5f/6f winner, half-sister to smart 5f winner Dominica.

Verdict

The form of RANGEFIELD EXPRESS' debut performance has worked out extremely well and the son of Born To Sea has to be given the utmost respect this afternoon. Rest Bay and Kafu are others with form who can be expected to go well but the main threat to the selection may come from within his own yard. Lady Baroness cost 25,000 euros as a yearling and she is from the family of the King's Stand winner Dominica, as well as last year's Group 3 winner Abel Handy.

Verdict

RANGEFIELD EXPRESS was behind a couple of useful sorts on debut at Dundalk last month, and holds strong claims on that piece of form. Kafu and Rest Bay are other likely improvers.

14:25 Down Royal (NI) 23 Jun 2018

Louis Roederer Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f

Good to Firm

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No.
(Draw)
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Horse
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1 (6)
33609-7
iT
Emerald green, dark blue sash and sleeves, hooped cap (Miss Natalia Lupini)

Abstraction (IRE)  35 

b c Majestic Missile - Bronze Queen (Invincible Spirit)

8 10-2
82
8 10-2
82

First run since leaving J. S. Moore when seventh of 11 in handicap at Navan (5f, good to firm, 14/1) 35 days ago. Hasn't won for a long time, but well treated if able to build on that.

First run since leaving J. S. Moore when seventh of 11 in handicap at Navan (5f, good to firm, 14/1) 35 days ago. Hasn't won for a long time, but well treated if able to build on that.

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2 (4)
420214
iT
Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap (David Spratt & Anthony Kaminskas)

Nigg Bay (IRE)  14 

b g Exceed and Excel - Muaamara (Bahamian Bounty)

4 9-13 v
79
4 9-13 v
79

Winner at Navan in June. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap (9/2) at the Curragh (5f, good to firm) 14 days ago. Has to be taken seriously.

Winner at Navan in June. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap (9/2) at the Curragh (5f, good to firm) 14 days ago. Has to be taken seriously.

3 (8)
517039
iT
Royal blue, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap (N Carter)

Brave Display (IRE)  6 

b g Requinto - Ashtown Girl (Exceed and Excel)

4 9-7 b
73
4 9-7 b
73

Latest win at the Curragh in May. Excuses when last of 9 in handicap at Cork (6.3f, good) 6 days ago, saddle slipped entering straight. Back down in trip.

Latest win at the Curragh in May. Excuses when last of 9 in handicap at Cork (6.3f, good) 6 days ago, saddle slipped entering straight. Back down in trip.

4 (3)
43-1
iT
Black & white hoops, royal blue cap, white star (Lady O'Reilly)

Soffia 15 

br f Kyllachy - Rime A Rien (Amadeus Wolf)

3 9-7
79
3 9-7
79

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 1 run this year. Won 8-runner maiden at the Curragh (5f, good to firm, 5/2) 15 days ago, pushed out. Looks the type to win handicaps.

Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 1 run this year. Won 8-runner maiden at the Curragh (5f, good to firm, 5/2) 15 days ago, pushed out. Looks the type to win handicaps.

5 (7)
310900
iT
Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap (A Oliver)

The Phantom Punch (IRE)  7 

b g Canford Cliffs - Midnight Dreamer (Fantastic Light)

4 9-0 p
66
4 9-0 p
66

Winner at Dundalk in January. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Limerick (8f, good, 20/1) 7 days ago, looking back in form. Significantly down in trip.

Winner at Dundalk in January. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Limerick (8f, good, 20/1) 7 days ago, looking back in form. Significantly down in trip.

6 (1)
5-09R04
iT
Blue, green slvs, black cap (R K Watson)

Blue Suede (IRE)  21 

b f Requinto - Shoooz (Soviet Star)

4 8-4
56
4 8-4
56

Unreliable sort. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable fourth of 18 in handicap (33/1) at Navan (5f, good) 21 days ago, nearest finish. Not sure to be in the same form.

Unreliable sort. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable fourth of 18 in handicap (33/1) at Navan (5f, good) 21 days ago, nearest finish. Not sure to be in the same form.

7 (5)
205800-
iT
Yellow, emerald green star & sleeves, white cap (Mrs A Hughes)

Elegant Emmeline (IRE)  230 

b f Clodovil - Tullyorior Glory (Desert Style)

4 8-4
56 9
4 8-4
56 9

33/1 and visored for 1st time, tenth of 11 in handicap at Naas (5f, soft). Off 7 months. Something to find on form.

33/1 and visored for 1st time, tenth of 11 in handicap at Naas (5f, soft). Off 7 months. Something to find on form.

8 (2)
06009-0
iT
Black, orange seams, hooped sleeves, orange star on cap (S Mulvany)

Catwilldo (IRE)  162 

b f One Cool Cat - Hypocrisy (Bertolini)

8 8-4 b
56 18
8 8-4 b
56 18

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2016. 22/1, eleventh of 12 in handicap at Dundalk (5f). 11lb higher now. Off 162 days. Hard to fancy.

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2016. 22/1, eleventh of 12 in handicap at Dundalk (5f). 11lb higher now. Off 162 days. Hard to fancy.

Verdict

SOFFIA impressed when winning a Curragh maiden earlier this month and could make a winning transition into the handicap ranks here off what could be a lenient opening mark. Abstraction is a class performer on his day and is entitled to build on his first run back with Natalia Lupini, while Nigg Bay has hit the frame the last twice since returning to turf and has to be respected along with Blue Suede.

Verdict

NIGG BAY is in good form, and looks sure to make another bold bid with Colin Keane now in the saddle. Soffia appeals as the sort to win handicaps and is feared most.

15:00 Down Royal (NI) 23 Jun 2018

Value Cabs Handicap (45-65) (3YO plus)

Winner €6,160 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: Low

3

6f 180y

Good to Firm

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (10)
90-05
iT
Brown, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap (Andrew Eamon Kinirons)

Samuel Phelps 42 (30J) 

b g Excelebration - Isabella Glyn (Sadler's Wells)

4 10-0
64
4 10-0
64

Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Seventh of 20 in juvenile hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good, 16/1) on NH debut 30 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Makes handicap debut.

Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Seventh of 20 in juvenile hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good, 16/1) on NH debut 30 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Makes handicap debut.

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2 (7)
42-6802
iT
Dark green, beige seams, striped sleeves, dark green cap (JP Murtagh Racing)

Admirality 12 

b g Mount Nelson - Dialma (Songandaprayer)

4 9-12
62
4 9-12
62

11/2, good second of 14 in handicap at Roscommon (7.2f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Stable in good form. Should continue to give a good account.

11/2, good second of 14 in handicap at Roscommon (7.2f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Stable in good form. Should continue to give a good account.

3 (1)
025-653
iT
Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap (T F Brennan)

Goodnite Irina (IRE)  17 

b f Roderic O'connor - Irina (Polar Falcon)

4 9-12
62
4 9-12
62

6/1, creditable third of 16 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, good to firm) 17 days ago, nearest finish. Not taken lightly.

6/1, creditable third of 16 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, good to firm) 17 days ago, nearest finish. Not taken lightly.

4 (5)
22530-0
iT
Dark blue, pink stars, pink sleeves, dark blue armlet, pink & dark blue quartered cap (Dr David Adam)

Duncan Of Scotland (IRE)  5 

ch g Roderic O'connor - Cantando (Hamas)

5 9-10 b
60
5 9-10 b
60

Eleventh of 12 in handicap at Carlisle (5.9f, good to firm, 33/1) 5 days ago.

Eleventh of 12 in handicap at Carlisle (5.9f, good to firm, 33/1) 5 days ago.

5 (9)
442870
iT
Royal blue, white seams, white cap (J P Fogarty)

Lady Sandy (IRE)  40 

ch f Dandy Man - Surf's Up (Encosta de Lago)

3 9-3
62 2
3 9-3
62 2

14/1, twelfth of 16 in handicap at Tipperary (7.2f, soft) 40 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

14/1, twelfth of 16 in handicap at Tipperary (7.2f, soft) 40 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

6 (2)
35-9005
iT
Royal blue, white hoop, hooped sleeves & cap (McNally Racing Syndicate)

Shelbe (IRE)  17 

br f Big Bad Bob - Shameena (Indian Danehill)

5 9-2
52
5 9-2
52

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 16/1, below form fifth of 11 in handicap at Navan (8f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 16/1, below form fifth of 11 in handicap at Navan (8f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

7 (14)
000-0
iT
Black & mauve diamonds, black sleeves, mauve armlet, black cap (Michael Joseph Doyle)

Annesdale Dancer (IRE)  16 

ch f Fast Company - Unicamp (Royal Academy)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, fourteenth of 15 in handicap at Leopardstown (7.1f, good to firm) 16 days ago. Difficult ask.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, fourteenth of 15 in handicap at Leopardstown (7.1f, good to firm) 16 days ago. Difficult ask.

8 (12)
77017-0
iT
Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap (Donal Kinsella)

Handsome Maverick (IRE)  14 

g g Roderic O'connor - Indus Ridge (Indian Ridge)

5 8-13 t p1
49
5 8-13 t p1
49

20/1, below form tenth of 27 in handicap at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 14 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

20/1, below form tenth of 27 in handicap at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 14 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

9 (11)
508449-
iT
Red & black chevrons, black sleeves, red stars, red cap, black star (Lester Cassidy)

Olly's Folly 232 

b g Poet's Voice - Pearl Diva (Acclamation)

4 8-13 b
49
4 8-13 b
49

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 7/1, ninth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f), unable to sustain effort. Off 7 months. Blinkers back on. Others more persuasive.

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 7/1, ninth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f), unable to sustain effort. Off 7 months. Blinkers back on. Others more persuasive.

10 (4)
4636-03
iT
Yellow, royal blue braces, royal blue & yellow striped sleeves, white & royal blue hooped cap (Bernard Caldwell)

Baby Power (IRE)  14 

b f Frozen Power - Mama Angela (Titus Livius)

5 8-12 t p
48
5 8-12 t p
48

25/1, creditable third of 27 in handicap at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 14 days ago, first home in group.

25/1, creditable third of 27 in handicap at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 14 days ago, first home in group.

11 (6)
900-00
iT
Emerald green, dark blue sash & sleeves, hooped cap (ARBAS Partnership)

Colonel Paddy (IRE)  23 

b g Zebedee - Salvinia (Diesis)

3 8-9
54 2
3 8-9
54 2

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1 and visored for 1st time, sixteenth of 18 in handicap at Fairyhouse (7f, good to firm) 23 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1 and visored for 1st time, sixteenth of 18 in handicap at Fairyhouse (7f, good to firm) 23 days ago.

12 (3)
600-509
iT
Orange, brown seams, emerald green & yellow quartered cap (James McAuley)

Hot Stuff 5 

b g Assertive - Even Hotter (Desert Style)

5 8-9 t p
45 7
5 8-9 t p
45 7

One win from 25 Flat runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 33/1, ninth of 17 in handicap at Naas (5f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

One win from 25 Flat runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 33/1, ninth of 17 in handicap at Naas (5f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

13 (13)
9437-70
iT
Black, maroon seams, maroon sleeves, black diabolo, black cap (R Browne)

Jan Steen (IRE)  87 

b g Footstepsinthesand - Mi Rubina (Rock Of Gibraltar)

5 8-9 h
45 2
5 8-9 h
45 2

One win from 23 Flat runs. Nineteen runs since last win in 2015. Eleventh of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f, 11/1) 87 days ago.

One win from 23 Flat runs. Nineteen runs since last win in 2015. Eleventh of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (7f, 11/1) 87 days ago.

14 (8)
80-0
iT
White & red quartered, white sleeves, black seams, black cap (Mrs J Auld)

Silvana Maria (IRE)  87 

b f Elnadim - Aldburgh (Bluebird)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thrice-raced maiden. 100/1, eleventh of 12 in maiden at Dundalk (8f) 87 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. 100/1, eleventh of 12 in maiden at Dundalk (8f) 87 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time. Makes handicap debut.

15
070059
iT
Red, white hoop, white armlet, red & black striped cap (A McGeown)

Ancient Astronaut 12 

b g Kodiac - Tatora (Selkirk)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. Tongue strap on for 1st time, ninth of 14 in handicap at Roscommon (7.2f, good to firm, 12/1) 12 days ago, never nearer. RESERVE.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. Tongue strap on for 1st time, ninth of 14 in handicap at Roscommon (7.2f, good to firm, 12/1) 12 days ago, never nearer. RESERVE.

16
500-008
iT
Red & light green quartered, white sleeves, red cap, light green star (Another Cat Partnership)

Cats Approval (IRE)  8 

b f Approve - Hypocrisy (Bertolini)

3 8-4
49 4
3 8-4
49 4

33/1, respectable eighth of 15 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good to firm) 8 days ago, never nearer. RESERVE.

33/1, respectable eighth of 15 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good to firm) 8 days ago, never nearer. RESERVE.

17
509710
iT
Pink, grey seams, grey cap, pink star (S Donohoe)

Mr Shelby (IRE)  7 

b g Casamento - Notepad (King's Best)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Winner at Ayr in June. Tenth of 13 in handicap at Limerick (6.7f, good, 14/1) 7 days ago. RESERVE.

Winner at Ayr in June. Tenth of 13 in handicap at Limerick (6.7f, good, 14/1) 7 days ago. RESERVE.

Verdict

Baby Power is very much a player on her latest Curragh third, a much-improved display, but the vote is for ADMIRALITY, who performed well off 3lb lower at Roscommon last time and might not need to improve much on that effort to land the spoils. Goodnite Irina has been knocking hard on the door in three starts this year and is a must for the shortlist, while Shelbe could improve for the drop back in distance and supporters will be pleased to see Colin Keane keep the ride.

Verdict

ADMIRALTY bounced back to form when runner-up at Roscommon 12 days ago and might be up to going one better here with a repeat. Goodnite Irina was nearest at the finish when third over 6f at Navan last time so this longer trip should be in her favour. Baby Power completes the shortlist.

15:35 Down Royal (NI) 23 Jun 2018

Magners Ulster Derby (Premier Handicap) (3YO only)

Winner €59,000 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: High

4

1m 4f 150y

Good to Firm

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (2)
45-361
iT
Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Change Of Velocity (IRE)  19 

b c Teofilo - Tiffilia (Macho Uno)

3 9-12 t
91
3 9-12 t
91

9/4, improved when winning 9-runner maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Yard have won this the last 2 years.

9/4, improved when winning 9-runner maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Yard have won this the last 2 years.

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2 (7)
71
iT
Green, red epaulettes, green cap (H H Aga Khan)

Sheberghan (IRE)  32 

bay c Sea The Stars - Shebella (Dubai Destination)

3 9-5
84
3 9-5
84

Promising individual. 3/1, won 7-runner maiden at Sligo (10.5f, good to soft) 32 days ago, pulling clear. Up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Expected to be bang there.

Promising individual. 3/1, won 7-runner maiden at Sligo (10.5f, good to soft) 32 days ago, pulling clear. Up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Expected to be bang there.

3 (8)
5350-45
iT
Pink & grey diamonds, pink sleeves & cap (T Egan)

Swiss Cottage 21 

b g Swiss Spirit - Cheeky Girl (College Chapel)

3 9-5 p1
84
3 9-5 p1
84

16/1, creditable fifth of 9 in handicap at Navan (10f, good) 21 days ago. Up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Something to find on form.

16/1, creditable fifth of 9 in handicap at Navan (10f, good) 21 days ago. Up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Something to find on form.

4 (3)
6625-27
iT
White, black cross of lorraine (Jon A Thompson)

Midnight Wilde 37 

gr g Poet's Voice - Si Belle (Dalakhani)

3 9-1
80
3 9-1
80

Seventh of 10 in handicap (11/4) at Newmarket (10f, good to firm) 37 days ago. Up in trip. Others more persuasive.

Seventh of 10 in handicap (11/4) at Newmarket (10f, good to firm) 37 days ago. Up in trip. Others more persuasive.

5 (4)
34-332
iT
Dark blue, yellow panel, red cap (Mrs Bernardine Mulryan)

City Ballerina 15 

b f Rip Van Winkle - Vanity (Thatching)

3 8-13
78
3 8-13
78

Lightly-raced maiden. Very good 1¼ lengths second of 6 to Remmy D in handicap (7/2) at the Curragh (12f, good to firm) 15 days ago, better placed than most.

Lightly-raced maiden. Very good 1¼ lengths second of 6 to Remmy D in handicap (7/2) at the Curragh (12f, good to firm) 15 days ago, better placed than most.

6 (1)
032721
iT
White, black seams, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap (Nick Bradley Racing Club)

Remmy D (IRE)  15 

b g Lawman - Evening Time (Keltos)

3 8-12 p
77
3 8-12 p
77

Career best when winning 6-runner handicap (7/2) at the Curragh (12f, good to firm) 15 days ago by 1¼ lengths from City Ballerina, run of the race but always holding on.

Career best when winning 6-runner handicap (7/2) at the Curragh (12f, good to firm) 15 days ago by 1¼ lengths from City Ballerina, run of the race but always holding on.

7 (6)
7597
iT
Black, red disc, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap (Mrs Margaret Hannigan)

Ashqar (IRE)  12 

b g Redoute's Choice - Askeria (Sadler's Wells)

3 8-8 t1
73
3 8-8 t1
73

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, seventh of 10 in maiden at Roscommon (10.2f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Up in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time. Makes handicap debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, seventh of 10 in maiden at Roscommon (10.2f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Up in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time. Makes handicap debut.

8 (5)
00-9611
iT
Black, red seams, red diamonds on sleeves, black cap (McCarragher Partnership)

Well Why Not (IRE)  46 

g f Frozen Power - Sisceal (Dalakhani)

3 8-8 p
73
3 8-8 p
73

2 wins from 4 runs this year. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap (10/1) at Roscommon (10.2f, heavy) 46 days ago, driven out. Up in trip. Enters calculations.

2 wins from 4 runs this year. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap (10/1) at Roscommon (10.2f, heavy) 46 days ago, driven out. Up in trip. Enters calculations.

Verdict

Well Why Not kept on to score over 1m2f on heavy ground at Roscommon and would be interesting if transferring that form onto faster ground. However, with his victory on good to firm at the Curragh last time already in the bag, REMMY D appears the safest option. City Ballerina chased the selection home last time and could narrow the gap that split them now reopposing over this longer distance. Recent maiden winners Sheberghan and Change Of Velocity also command respect.

Verdict

SHEBERGHAN is the one in the field who could prove better than a handicapper and he's taken to follow up his Sligo win. Change of Velocity opened his account in good style at Gowran and is respected for the yard who have won this the last 2 years. Well Why Not is a hardy filly and shouldn't be underestimated in her hat-trick bid.

16:15 Down Royal (NI) 23 Jun 2018

Lisburn Bowl Irish Ebf Ulster Oaks Fillies Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner €23,600 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: Low

5

1m 2f 75y

Good to Firm

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
510-611
iT
White, maroon star, maroon armlet, check cap (Mrs Wendy O'Leary)

Beach Wedding (IRE)  29 

b f Footstepsinthesand - Lovers Peace (Oratorio)

3 9-12
86 1
3 9-12
86 1

2 wins from 3 runs this year. Career best when winning 17-runner handicap (12/1) at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago by head from Bella Figura. Yard in good form. Big shout again.

2 wins from 3 runs this year. Career best when winning 17-runner handicap (12/1) at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago by head from Bella Figura. Yard in good form. Big shout again.

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2 (6)
21
iT
Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, red & yellow striped cap (Britesavers Limited)

Mazzuri (IRE)  24 

ch f Raven's Pass - Essexford (Spinning World)

3 9-11
85 1
3 9-11
85 1

Won 7-runner maiden (11/10) at Gowran (9.4f, good to firm) 24 days ago, rallying. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve further.

Won 7-runner maiden (11/10) at Gowran (9.4f, good to firm) 24 days ago, rallying. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve further.

3 (1)
41/60-33
iT
Light blue, red seams, red sleeves & cap (Ms Charlotte Musgrave)

Syndicate 25 

b f Dansili - Indication (Sadler's Wells)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Respectable third of 8 in handicap (11/2) at Gowran (7f, good to firm) 25 days ago, needing stiffer test. Significantly up in trip.

Respectable third of 8 in handicap (11/2) at Gowran (7f, good to firm) 25 days ago, needing stiffer test. Significantly up in trip.

4 (7)
02-21
iT
Green, red epaulettes, green cap (H H Aga Khan)

Kalaxana (IRE)  19 

b f Rock Of Gibraltar - Kaladena (Daylami)

3 9-9
83 1
3 9-9
83 1

Didn't need to improve to win 16-runner maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good, evens) 19 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Capable of even better.

Didn't need to improve to win 16-runner maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good, evens) 19 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Capable of even better.

5 (4)
17-5
iT
Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue & white quartered cap (Eugene A Bourke)

Lady Camelot (IRE)  28 

b f Camelot - Queen Jock (Repent)

3 9-7
81 1
3 9-7
81 1

Thrice-raced winner. Fifth of 11 in handicap at the Curragh (8f, good to firm, 20/1) 28 days ago. Up in trip.

Thrice-raced winner. Fifth of 11 in handicap at the Curragh (8f, good to firm, 20/1) 28 days ago. Up in trip.

6 (2)
3386-2
iT
Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap (Godolphin)

Active Approach 32 

ch f New Approach - Saoirse Abu (Mr Greeley)

3 9-5
79 1
3 9-5
79 1

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/2, good second of 7 in maiden at Sligo (10.5f, good to soft) 32 days ago, having run of race. Makes handicap debut. Could still be capable of better.

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/2, good second of 7 in maiden at Sligo (10.5f, good to soft) 32 days ago, having run of race. Makes handicap debut. Could still be capable of better.

7 (5)
337-62
iT
Royal blue, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap (John G Hennessy & B G Acheson & Mrs John Harrington)

Bella Figura (IRE)  29 

b f Mastercraftsman - Ebony Street (Street Cry)

3 9-5
79 1
3 9-5
79 1

Lightly-raced maiden. 12/1, excellent head second of 17 to Beach Wedding in handicap at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago. Expected to be bang there again.

Lightly-raced maiden. 12/1, excellent head second of 17 to Beach Wedding in handicap at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago. Expected to be bang there again.

Verdict

BEACH WEDDING has improved a fair amount on her last couple of starts and got the better of Bella Figura when appearing to improve for the step up in trip at Leopardstown last month. She can continue on her upward curve off a 5lb higher mark. Mazzuri has shown a good level of form in two outings so far and warrants plenty of respect along with the likes of Kalaxana and Active Approach.

Verdict

KALAXANA got off the mark in good style at Gowran 3 weeks ago and seems sure to have more to offer now handicapping. She gets the vote over Leopardstown 1-2 Beach Wedding and Bella Figura.

16:55 Down Royal (NI) 23 Jun 2018

Down Royal Handicap (45-70) (3YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

6

1m 2f 75y

Good to Firm

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (12)
400-287
iT
Light blue, red disc, red cap (Mrs Joan Keaney-Dempsey)

Faradays Law (IRE)  19 

b f Lawman - Faraday Light (Rainbow Quest)

4 9-12 t b1
67
4 9-12 t b1
67

8/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Gowran (9.4f, good) 19 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

8/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Gowran (9.4f, good) 19 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

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2 (13)
93P-772
iT
White & black check, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap (W Foley)

Mademoiselle Penny (IRE)  12 

b f Lawman - Billys Dream (Dubai Destination)

Non Runner

Non Runner

7/1, good second of 14 in handicap at Roscommon (11.9f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Engaged 8.15 Limerick Friday.

7/1, good second of 14 in handicap at Roscommon (11.9f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Engaged 8.15 Limerick Friday.

3 (5)
545-344
iT
Purple, pink diamond, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, white cap, purple star (Queen Maeve Racing Club)

Dayereh (IRE)  29 

b f Rip Van Winkle - Dawera (Spinning World)

4 9-8 t
63
4 9-8 t
63

25/1, creditable fourth of 17 in handicap at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago, having to pick way through.

25/1, creditable fourth of 17 in handicap at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago, having to pick way through.

4 (11)
6047-01
iT
Red, emerald green & yellow quartered cap (Hugh McGroddy)

Acari (IRE)  24 

b g High Chaparral - Abyssinie (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-7 h
62
4 9-7 h
62

1 win from 2 runs this year. Hooded for 1st time, career best when winning 17-runner handicap at Gowran (9.4f, good to firm, 16/1) 24 days ago.

1 win from 2 runs this year. Hooded for 1st time, career best when winning 17-runner handicap at Gowran (9.4f, good to firm, 16/1) 24 days ago.

5 (3)
D2456-0
iT
Yellow, white sleeves, red cap (Mrs Orla Cleary-O'Kane)

Misty Mountain (USA)  29 

g f Lemon Drop Kid - Saratoga Fling (Pulpit)

4 9-4
59
4 9-4
59

First run since leaving Mrs J. Harrington when sixteenth of 17 in handicap (33/1) at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago, met some trouble. Looks competitive on form.

First run since leaving Mrs J. Harrington when sixteenth of 17 in handicap (33/1) at Leopardstown (10f, good) 29 days ago, met some trouble. Looks competitive on form.

6 (2)
3/79-087
iT
Pink & grey diamonds, pink sleeves & cap (T Egan)

Solomons Seal (IRE)  6 

b g Zebedee - Cassava (Vettori)

4 9-4
59
4 9-4
59

Blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap (16/1) at Cork (6.3f, good) 6 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Has work to do.

Blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap (16/1) at Cork (6.3f, good) 6 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Has work to do.

7 (10)
642-003
iT
Pink & light blue quartered, pink sleeves, light blue star on cap (Anthony Peter Passmore & Dr J F Dawson & R McCoubrey)

Magic Sea (IRE)  12 

b c Born To Sea - Annmarie's Magic (Flying Spur)

3 9-0
66 1
3 9-0
66 1

Course winner. Good third of 12 in handicap at Roscommon (10.2f, good to firm, 14/1) 12 days ago, never nearer.

Course winner. Good third of 12 in handicap at Roscommon (10.2f, good to firm, 14/1) 12 days ago, never nearer.

8 (4)
9590-50
iT
White & emerald green hoops, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots (Atlantic Wave Syndicate)

Last Garrison (IRE)  40 (7J) 

b g Mustameet - Katies Crown (Royal Abjar)

6 8-12 t b1
53
6 8-12 t b1
53

Tongue strap on for 1st time, eleventh of 12 in handicap hurdle (16/1) at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 7 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Modest on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing.

Tongue strap on for 1st time, eleventh of 12 in handicap hurdle (16/1) at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 7 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Modest on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing.

9 (9)
7483
iT
Black & grey quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap (J P Ledwidge)

Duchess Ravenwaves 4 

b f Harbour Watch - Neila (Diktat)

4 8-9
50
4 8-9
50

Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable third of 13 in handicap (14/1) at Sligo (10.6f, soft) 4 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable third of 13 in handicap (14/1) at Sligo (10.6f, soft) 4 days ago.

10 (1)
02027-0
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Vocal Resurgence (IRE)  62 

b g Vocalised - Aiseiri (Rock Of Gibraltar)

5 8-9
50
5 8-9
50

Last of 10 in handicap (11/2) at Navan (13f, soft) on reappearance 62 days ago. Back down in trip. Well handicapped on his best form.

Last of 10 in handicap (11/2) at Navan (13f, soft) on reappearance 62 days ago. Back down in trip. Well handicapped on his best form.

11 (6)
902580
iT
White & black stripes, white & red hooped sleeves, white & royal blue quartered cap (E Turton & J Swanson)

Lucky Red (IRE)  16 

b g Red Jazz - Lucky Flirt (Gulch)

3 8-6
58 1
3 8-6
58 1

Unreliable sort. 20/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Carlisle (9f, good) 16 days ago. Not easy to make a case for.

Unreliable sort. 20/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Carlisle (9f, good) 16 days ago. Not easy to make a case for.

12 (7)
20626-8
iT
Red, royal blue star, royal blue star on cap (P G McManus)

Gold Struck 17 

br g Raven's Pass - Love The Rain (Rainbow Quest)

7 8-4 t
45
7 8-4 t
45

14/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Navan (8f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Back up in trip.

14/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Navan (8f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Back up in trip.

13 (8)
00/9538-
iT
White, yellow panel, quartered cap (Cathal M McGovern)

Mountain Kingdom (IRE)  234 

b g Montjeu - Althea Rose (Green Desert)

7 8-4 (ow2)
45 4
7 8-4 (ow2)
45 4

Unreliable individual. Remains a maiden after 26 Flat runs. Eighth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f, 16/1), having to weave through. Off 7 months. Something to find on form.

Unreliable individual. Remains a maiden after 26 Flat runs. Eighth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f, 16/1), having to weave through. Off 7 months. Something to find on form.

Verdict

ACARI did it well at Gowran Park last time out and a 5lb rise for those exertions certainly doesn't look too harsh. The four-year-old relished the fast ground there and could prove too strong for Dayereh, who went well in a more competitive event than this at Leopardstown. Duchess Ravenwaves seems open to the most improvement in this field after just four career starts, and Magic Sea is also noted.

Verdict

DAYEREH had to wait for a gap when fourth in a big field at Leopardstown last time so that effort can perhaps be marked up slightly and she gets the nod to land a first success at the tenth time of asking. Last-time-out Gowran scorer Acari and Jim Bolger's Voval Resurgence, who is well treated on his best efforts, head the dangers.

17:30 Down Royal (NI) 23 Jun 2018

Irish Stallion Farms Ebf Median Auction Maiden (3YO to 4YO)

Winner €12,012 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: Low

7

1m 2f 75y

Good to Firm

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (5)
iT
Dark blue, white epaulettes, halved sleeves, maroon cap, white star (Andrew Davis)

Ballycaines (IRE)  

ch g Finsceal Fior - Annamanamoux (Leroidesanimaux)

3 9-5
-
3 9-5
-

€8,000 foal, €26,000 yearling, Finsceal Fior gelding. Brother to 2-y-o 7f winner Annie Fior and half-brother to 6f winner Mitch. Dam unraced half-sister to useful 1m-1¼m winner Kookaburra.

€8,000 foal, €26,000 yearling, Finsceal Fior gelding. Brother to 2-y-o 7f winner Annie Fior and half-brother to 6f winner Mitch. Dam unraced half-sister to useful 1m-1¼m winner Kookaburra.

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2 (7)
322
iT
Yellow, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap (Anamoine Limited)

Elysian Plains (IRE)  24 

b g Elusive Pimpernel - Joyful Spirit (Invincible Spirit)

3 9-5
-
3 9-5
-

Thrice-raced gelding. 5/2, second of 7 in maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good to firm) 24 days ago, just failing. Sets the standard.

Thrice-raced gelding. 5/2, second of 7 in maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good to firm) 24 days ago, just failing. Sets the standard.

3 (4)
9
iT
Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, white cap (S P Tindall)

Grovel (IRE)  19 

b g Most Improved - Effige (Oratorio)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Once-raced gelding. 16/1, last of 9 in maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good) on debut 19 days ago, lost all chance at start.

Once-raced gelding. 16/1, last of 9 in maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good) on debut 19 days ago, lost all chance at start.

4 (3)
63
iT
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Hamdan Al Maktoum)