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LEOPARDSTOWN
13 June 2019
Thursday 13th June

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"Coolio" Handicap

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good
Leopardstown
Runners
11

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Weather
Showers

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(11)
Silk colours for Sherkali
D
BF
Sherkali
J: Ben Coen 5
T: D K Weld
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
Made a winning seasonal reappearance in a maiden at Navan in March. Close second at Gowran afterwards, but he was a beaten favourite on his handicap bow at the Curragh last month; the first-time visor fitted that day is now removed.
Disappointing when behind Jupiter Road and Excelcius at the Curragh, down 2lb, visor off
3-126
Age: 3
Weight: 9-10
OR: 87
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 May 19 Cur Curragh 8f GF 3yHc 9-10 v1 6/8 Karasi (9½L) 5/2F 89 77
5 May 19 Gow Gowran Park 8f Y 3y 9-4 2/5 Basic Law (hd) 2/1J 92 90
30 Mar 19 Nav Navan 8f Gd Md 9-5 1/17 California Daddy (½L) 100/30 - 87
27 Oct 18 Leo Leopardstown 7f Gd 2yMd 9-5 3/15 Manjeer (3¾L) 4/1 - 76
2
(8)
Silk colours for Sky Seven
D
Sky Seven
J: Ross Coakley
T: M Halford
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Had form figures of 2121 (all runs coming at Dundalk), prior to struggling on his turf/handicap debut at Naas in April. The assessor has dropped him three pounds since that run, but others look more reliable betting propositions this afternoon.
Coudn't replicate AW form at Naas latest behind Jupiter Road, Ronan Whelan now on Balefire
21-219
Age: 3
Weight: 9-9
OR: 86
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Apr 19 Naa Naas 8f Gd/Y 3yHc 9-3 9/15 I Am Superman (8½L) 9/1 89 86
22 Mar 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 8f St 3y 9-7 1/7 Invasion Day (½L) 2/1F 89 83
8 Feb 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 7f St 3y 9-4 2/4 Numerian (1L) 15/8 87 91
21 Dec 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 7f St 2yMd 9-5 1/14 Crockford (1L) 11/10F - 82
30 Nov 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 7f St 2yMd 9-2 2/14 Pensylvania Avenue (hd) 25/1 - 75
3
(5)
Silk colours for Western Dawn
Western Dawn
J: Kevin Manning
T: J S Bolger
20/1 winner of a Naas maiden on his return to action in March, but he failed to back that performance up when fourth in a rated race at this venue afterwards. Now makes his first jaunt into handicap company, but he has his stamina to prove today.
Didn't set the world alight here last week behind Basic Law, needs to improve plenty now
0-14
Age: 3
Weight: 9-8
OR: 85
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Jun 19 Leo Leopardstown 7f Gd 3y 8-12 4/5 Basic Law (4½L) 11/2 86 78
24 Mar 19 Naa Naas 6f Y/Sft Md 9-5 1/20 Sonaiyla (1½L) 20/1 - 80
19 Sep 18 Naa Naas 7f Gd 2yMd 9-5 11/16 Old Glory (16L) 12/1 - 42
4
(1)
Silk colours for Cnoc An Oir
Cnoc An Oir h 1
J: Donnacha O'Brien
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Winner of a maiden at Dundalk on her debut last October, and she has not been disgraced in her two starts on turf since. This opening handicap mark looks potentially lenient if returning to the form of her penultimate run at Cork; hood enlisted.
Disappointing she couldn't raise more of an effort at Killarney, hooded now, has ability
1-44
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 82
Days: 30
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 May 19 Kln Killarney 8f Gd 3y 9-4 4/5 Foxtrot Liv (8¼L) 5/2 - 72
20 Apr 19 Cor Cork 7f Gd 3y 8-13 4/11 Decrypt (5L) 12/1 - 85
12 Oct 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 7f St 2yMd 9-0 1/14 Lavender (1¾L) 6/1 - 80
5
(2)
Silk colours for Jupiter Road
Jupiter Road t
J: Shane Crosse 5
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Sole victory from his seven starts to date came in a Dundalk maiden in February, but he arrives here on the back of a creditable third at the Curragh. Gets in here off the same mark, but the cheekpieces fitted that day have now been removed.
Fine front-running Curragh effort latest when just losing out for second, cheekpieces off
13P233
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 82
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 May 19 Cur Curragh 8f GF 3yHc 8-12 tp1 3/8 Karasi (1½L) 10/1 82 88
13 May 19 Ros Roscommon 10f Gd 3y 9-2 t 3/5 Georgeville (4¼L) 9/4 82 78
29 Apr 19 Naa Naas 8f Gd/Y 3yHc 8-3 t 2/15 I Am Superman (5L) 33/1 82 88
6 Apr 19 Leo Leopardstown 10f Sft 3yHc 9-0 t PU/12 Eminence () 14/1 82 -
22 Mar 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 8f St 3y 9-2 t 3/7 Sky Seven (1¼L) 5/1 - 80
22 Feb 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 7f St 3yMd 9-0 t 1/12 Oneiroi (hd) 8/1 - 70
6
(6)
Silk colours for Boston Bruin
Boston Bruin
J: Shane Foley
T: Mrs John Harrington
Has seen his form improve the last twice, building on a Cork maiden victory when a close third on his handicap debut at Naas last month. Has been dropped a pound since that run, which looks potentially lenient; should go well this afternoon.
Kept on well over 7f behind Ferretti and Giga White at Naas last month, expect bold bid
433-13
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 81
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 May 19 Naa Naas 7f GF 3yHc 8-13 3/8 Ferretti (2L) 4/1 82 84
20 Apr 19 Cor Cork 7f Gd 3yMd 9-5 1/18 Fivestar Lynch (hd) 100/30 79 82
9 Nov 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 8f St 2yMd 9-5 3/13 Jasikan (½L) 11/4 - 79
5 Sep 18 Gow Gowran Park 7f GF 2yMd 9-5 3/10 Western Australia (4¾L) 100/30 - 75
30 Jun 18 Cur Curragh 6f GF 2yMd 9-5 4/10 Viadera (1½L) 6/1 - 82
7
(12)
Silk colours for Excelcius
Excelcius b 1
J: Colin Keane
T: G M Lyons
Got off the mark at the fourth attempt when landing a maiden at Dundalk in October. Gelded prior to making his reappearance last month, but he could only finish a modest fifth; needs to improve on that form to trouble the best of these rivals.
Dundalk maiden winner didn't set the world alight on Curragh return behind Jupiter Road
6231-5
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 81
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 May 19 Cur Curragh 8f GF 3yHc 9-4 5/8 Karasi (5½L) 12/1 83 80
31 Oct 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 7f St 2yMd 9-5 1/14 Vivacious Spirit (nse) 7/2 84 75
18 Sep 18 Gal Galway 8.5f Hy 2yMd 9-5 t1 3/5 Sovereign (16L) 5/2 - 66
22 Aug 18 Kln Killarney 8f Gd 2yMd 9-5 2/7 Third World (hd) 9/2 - 80
7 Jul 18 Naa Naas 7f GF 2yMd 9-5 6/10 Chicago May (6¼L) 7/2 - 68
8
(9)
Silk colours for Parkers Hill
C
Parkers Hill p 1
J: N G McCullagh
T: J P Murtagh
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Had some useful form to his name as a juvenile, but he has not been at his best in his two starts so far this campaign. Finished two lengths behind Boston Bruin at Naas last time out; needs first-time cheekpieces to bring about some improvement today.
Not bad effort last month behind Boston Bruin but still needs to improve, cheekpieces now
41-06
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 79
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 May 19 Naa Naas 7f GF 3yHc 8-7 6/8 Ferretti (4L) 16/1 81 77
24 Mar 19 Naa Naas 7f Y/Sft 3yHc 8-7 t1 10/16 Never No More (16L) 12/1 83 51
14 Jun 18 Leo Leopardstown 6f GF 2yMd 9-5 1/5 National Guard (nk) 6/1 - 80
7 May 18 Naa Naas 6f Gd/Y 2y 9-2 4/5 Van Beethoven (4L) 40/1 - 78
9
(3)
Silk colours for Balefire
D
Balefire p
J: Ronan Whelan
T: M Halford
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Got off the mark at the fourth attempt when landing a Cork maiden last time out; form franked by the second since. Now makes his handicap debut, and this opening mark looks workable; interesting contender.
Cork winner (runner-up won maiden since) makes handicap bow off 78, must be a major player
4-621
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 78
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 May 19 Cor Cork 8f Gd Md 9-5 p 1/12 Pacific Ocean (1¼L) 3/1 - 72
10 May 19 Cor Cork 8f Gd 3yMd 9-5 p1 2/12 California Daddy (4L) 7/1 - 75
29 Mar 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 8f St 3yMd 9-5 6/12 National Guard (8L) 11/10F - 65
27 Oct 18 Leo Leopardstown 7f Gd 2yMd 9-5 4/15 Manjeer (4L) 16/1 - 75
10
(10)
Silk colours for Gatsby Cap
D
Gatsby Cap p
J: Andrew Slattery 7
T: J A Stack
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Gained the second win of his career when landing a Gowran handicap last time out. The assessor has marked him up six pounds for that success, but Andrew Slattery can now make full use of his seven-pound claim.
Gowran winner takes step up in class now off 6lb higher mark and will need to improve
613221
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 71
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Jun 19 Gow Gowran Park 8f Gd Hc 9-5 p 1/16 Zayriyan (hd) 2/1F 65 72
30 May 19 Fai Fairyhouse 7f GF 3yHc 9-5 2/18 Guiding (1¼L) 9/2 65 74
8 May 19 Gow Gowran Park 8f Y/Sft Hc 8-6 p 2/13 Meryems Way (nk) 7/2 60 69
5 May 19 Gow Gowran Park 8f Y 3yHc 9-5 p 3/16 Insane Bolt (1½L) 6/1 60 65
24 Apr 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 8f St 3yHc 8-8 p 1/9 Han Solo (1¾L) 6/1 54 65
7 Apr 19 Cor Cork 8.5f Gd 3yHc 8-11 6/18 The Names Jock (7¼L) 20/1 57 53
11
(7)
Silk colours for Royal Canford
Royal Canford b
J: Nathan Crosse 7
T: W McCreery
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 6 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (38%)
Arrives here a nine-race maiden, but she finished a close third at Killarney on her penultimate outing. Failed to back that performance up, however, when trailing home last of thirteen runners at Sligo last time out; questions to answer.
Capable when all falls right, minded by rider when chance gone latest, each-way possiblity
96-430
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
OR: 68
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 May 19 Sli Sligo 10.5f Gd 3yHc 9-7 v 13/13 The Names Jock (31L) 4/1 69 23
14 May 19 Kln Killarney 8f Gd 3yHc 8-13 v 3/13 Pensylvania Avenue (1¼L) 6/1 66 72
30 Mar 19 Nav Navan 10f Gd 3yHc 9-8 v 4/17 Cuban Hope (6¼L) 18/1 66 69
29 Oct 18 Gal Galway 8.5f Sft 2yHc 9-1 b1 6/18 Cuban Surfer (5¼L) 14/1 68 62
20 Oct 18 Leo Leopardstown 8f Gd/Y 2yHc 9-2 v 9/12 Arcturus (11½L) 12/1 72 52
31 Aug 18 Cur Curragh 7f Gd/Y 2yHc 7-13 v 6/8 Cardini (7½L) 10/1 76 60
12
(4)
Silk colours for Summerset
Summerset
T: John M Oxx
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
404-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
OR: 67
Days: 243
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Oct 18 Lim Limerick 6.5f Y/Sft 2yMd 8-10 4/13 Winiata (4L) 6/1 - 66
17 Aug 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 6f St 2yMd 8-10 10/14 Burmese Waltz (12L) 13/2 - 43
28 Jul 18 Gow Gowran Park 7f Gd/Y 2yMd 8-10 4/11 Dragon Roll (1¾L) 14/1 - 70
Verdict

An opening mark of 78 looks workable for BALEFIRE and he can take some stopping from the front, breaking from stall three

Verdict silk image
Balefire

Betting Forecast:

9/2 Balefire,

Gatsby Cap,

6/1 Jupiter Road,

7/1 Sherkali,

Boston Bruin,

8/1 Cnoc An Oir,

12/1 Sky Seven,

Western Dawn,

Excelcius,

Royal Canford,

16/1 Summerset,

25/1 Parkers Hill

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