17:50 Sligo (IRE) 22 May 2018

Foleys Bar & Off Licence Sligo Maiden (3YO plus)

Winner €7,700 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 200y

Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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)
800
iT
Emerald green, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap (Lance Bloodstock Limited)

Cavaquinho 11 

b f Requinto - Cafe Creme (Catrail)

4 9-9
-
4 9-9
-

Thrice-raced filly. 100/1, fourteenth of 16 in maiden at the Curragh (8f, heavy) 11 days ago. Looks of no account at this stage.

Thrice-raced filly. 100/1, fourteenth of 16 in maiden at the Curragh (8f, heavy) 11 days ago. Looks of no account at this stage.

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2 (4)
iT
Red & purple diamonds, red sleeves, purple cap (Andrews Syndicate)

Joely 

b f Bushranger - Callanish (Inchinor)

4 9-9
-
4 9-9
-

€3,200 yearling, Bushranger filly. Half-sister to 7f winner Doricemay and useful 5f-7.6f winner Sandbetweenourtoes. Dam twice-raced half-sister to smart winner up to 9f Adagio.

€3,200 yearling, Bushranger filly. Half-sister to 7f winner Doricemay and useful 5f-7.6f winner Sandbetweenourtoes. Dam twice-raced half-sister to smart winner up to 9f Adagio.

3 (3)
iT
Royal blue, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots (F Costello)

An Cait Dubh 

b g Kodiac - Primula

3 9-5
-
3 9-5
-

€28,000 foal, €6,000 2-y-o, Kodiac gelding. Dam, unraced, closely related to useful 1¼m-1½m winner Cohesion.

€28,000 foal, €6,000 2-y-o, Kodiac gelding. Dam, unraced, closely related to useful 1¼m-1½m winner Cohesion.

4 (11)
5-03
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoop, yellow armlet, pink cap, yellow diamond (Ms Mary A O'Leary)

Case Stated 31 

b g Approve - Marju Lass

3 9-5
70
3 9-5
70

Thrice-raced gelding. 8/1, third of 10 in maiden at Limerick (7f, heavy) 31 days ago. Likely to improve further.

Thrice-raced gelding. 8/1, third of 10 in maiden at Limerick (7f, heavy) 31 days ago. Likely to improve further.

5 (7)
2-855
iT
Yellow, green sash, red cap (Mrs Helen Walsh)

Castletownshend 11 

ch g Equiano - Idonea (Swain)

3 9-5 b
79
3 9-5 b
79

Lightly-raced gelding. Blinkered for 1st time, respectable fifth of 18 in maiden (10/1) at the Curragh (6f, heavy) 11 days ago.

Lightly-raced gelding. Blinkered for 1st time, respectable fifth of 18 in maiden (10/1) at the Curragh (6f, heavy) 11 days ago.

6 (6)
iT
White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green stars on cap (P Twomey)

Implode (GB)  

b g Showcasing - Silent Confession (Selkirk)

3 9-5 t1
-
3 9-5 t1
-

50,000 gns yearling, Showcasing gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to useful winner Cosmo In The Heart out of smart 1¼m winner (stayed 1½m) Marzelline. Wears tongue strap.

50,000 gns yearling, Showcasing gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to useful winner Cosmo In The Heart out of smart 1¼m winner (stayed 1½m) Marzelline. Wears tongue strap.

7 (8)
32-2
iT
Black, orange stars, orange star on cap (Arion Racing Club & Andrew Brown & Gary Hassall & Daryl Gooch)

Loving A Boom 55 

b g Acclamation - Elektra Marino (Mount Nelson)

3 9-5
83
3 9-5
83

Promising individual. 11/4, second of 12 in maiden at Dundalk (8f) 55 days ago, very much having run of race. First run for yard after leaving Mrs J. Harrington. Should progress.

Promising individual. 11/4, second of 12 in maiden at Dundalk (8f) 55 days ago, very much having run of race. First run for yard after leaving Mrs J. Harrington. Should progress.

8 (2)
6
iT
Vermillion, cream sleeves & sash, vermillion cuffs, quartered cap (Matthew Duffy & Paul Duffy & Miss Elizabeth Duffy & Mrs Diana M Duffy)

Mr Whoppit 31 

b g Kodiac - Sharapova (Elusive Quality)

3 9-5 t1
-
3 9-5 t1
-

Once-raced gelding. Sixth of 10 in maiden (16/1) at Limerick (7f, heavy) on debut 31 days ago, not ideally placed. Tongue strap on for 1st time. Should do better in time.

Once-raced gelding. Sixth of 10 in maiden (16/1) at Limerick (7f, heavy) on debut 31 days ago, not ideally placed. Tongue strap on for 1st time. Should do better in time.

9 (10)
2
iT
Green, red epaulettes, green cap (H H Aga Khan)

Alanannda 13 

b f Invincible Spirit - Alanza (Dubai Destination)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Promising individual. Second of 11 in maiden (5/6) at Gowran (7f, soft) on debut 13 days ago, nearest finish. Obvious claims with improvement on the cards.

Promising individual. Second of 11 in maiden (5/6) at Gowran (7f, soft) on debut 13 days ago, nearest finish. Obvious claims with improvement on the cards.

10 (1)
4-67
iT
White, black sleeves, red cap, white diamond (Swordlestownlittle Syndicate)

My Snowdrop 13 

b f Lilbourne Lad - Khatela (Shernazar)

3 9-0 h
78
3 9-0 h
78

Thrice-raced filly. Seventh of 12 in maiden at Gowran (8f, soft, 11/1) 13 days ago. Should have more to offer.

Thrice-raced filly. Seventh of 12 in maiden at Gowran (8f, soft, 11/1) 13 days ago. Should have more to offer.

11 (9)
53
iT
Beige, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, striped cap (Declan Landy)

Talk Now 13 

b f Finjaan - Tartan Blue (Kyllachy)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Twice-raced filly. Third of 11 in maiden at Gowran (7f, soft, 5/1) 13 days ago. Open to further improvement.

Twice-raced filly. Third of 11 in maiden at Gowran (7f, soft, 5/1) 13 days ago. Open to further improvement.

Verdict

LOVING A BOOM displayed plenty of ability in all three of his starts to date and he may improve for a gelding operation since he was last seen in March. The son of Acclamation makes his debut for Gordon Elliott today and he is the one to beat. The well-bred Alanannda was beaten at odds on at Gowran Park a couple of weeks ago but she should only improve for that experience, while Talk Now and My Snowdrop also warrant consideration.

Verdict

ALANANNDA would have gone into many notebooks following a promising first effort at Gowran 13 days ago, and she seems sure to progress and win races. Loving A Boom and Talk Now are obvious threats.

18:20 Sligo (IRE) 22 May 2018

Printfix Ltd. Rated Race (3YO only)

Winner €7,700 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 200y

Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)

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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 (1)
8-143
iT
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Luzum 17 

b g Epaulette - Empress Ella (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 9-10 p
85
3 9-10 p
85

Promising individual. 6/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good third of 11 in handicap at Cork (6.3f, heavy) 17 days ago, caught further back than ideal. Expected to be bang there.

Promising individual. 6/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good third of 11 in handicap at Cork (6.3f, heavy) 17 days ago, caught further back than ideal. Expected to be bang there.

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2 (5)
185-8
iT
Pink, light blue sleeves, red cap (Ringfort Stud Limited)

Santorini Sun 11 

b f Born To Sea - Trentini (Singspiel)

3 9-6 t v1
81
3 9-6 t v1
81

Lightly-raced winner. 25/1, first run since leaving Mick Channon when last of 8 in minor event at the Curragh (8f, heavy) 11 days ago. Visor on 1st time. This should reveal more.

Lightly-raced winner. 25/1, first run since leaving Mick Channon when last of 8 in minor event at the Curragh (8f, heavy) 11 days ago. Visor on 1st time. This should reveal more.

3 (4)
72-1296
iT
Emerald green & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, white cap (Boragh Stud Syndicate)

Boragh Steps 3 

br f Footstepsinthesand - Boragh Jamal (Namid)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fairly useful filly. 8/1, bit below form sixth of 16 in handicap at Navan (5f, good to firm) 3 days ago. Yard having good spell. Return to this longer trip a likely plus.

Fairly useful filly. 8/1, bit below form sixth of 16 in handicap at Navan (5f, good to firm) 3 days ago. Yard having good spell. Return to this longer trip a likely plus.

4 (3)
494-909
iT
Light blue, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds (Annus Mirabilis Syndicate)

Lady Godiva 7 

b f Camelot - For Evva Silca (Piccolo)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fair filly. 25/1, ninth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, soft) 7 days ago.

Fair filly. 25/1, ninth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, soft) 7 days ago.

5 (6)
32086-4
iT
Light green, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap, light green star (Leaveitouthorse Syndicate)

Phoenix Lightning 138 

b g Lawman - Royal Fizz (Royal Academy)

3 8-9
69
3 8-9
69

Fair colt. Tongue strap on for 1st time, last of 4 in minor event at Newcastle (8f, 100/1). Off 138 days. First run for yard after leaving Rebecca Menzies.

Fair colt. Tongue strap on for 1st time, last of 4 in minor event at Newcastle (8f, 100/1). Off 138 days. First run for yard after leaving Rebecca Menzies.

6 (2)
59-1652
iT
Pink & emerald green quartered, check sleeves & cap (L Mulvany)

Premier League 3 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Feeling Wonderful (Fruits Of Love)

3 8-9
70
3 8-9
70

Fair gelding. Winner at Dundalk in April. Good second of 16 in handicap at Navan (5f, good to firm, 12/1) 3 days ago, never nearer. Significantly back up in trip. Claims with a repeat.

Fair gelding. Winner at Dundalk in April. Good second of 16 in handicap at Navan (5f, good to firm, 12/1) 3 days ago, never nearer. Significantly back up in trip. Claims with a repeat.

Verdict

PREMIER LEAGUE was less than a length behind the winner when he finished second at Navan on Saturday and he should be hard to beat off the same mark today. If the selection has not fully recovered from those exertions then the most likely winner would be Luzum, who remains unexposed and he was not disgraced on his handicap debut at Cork recently. Boragh Steps also ran over the weekend and she is the pick of the remainder.

Verdict

LUZUM stands out as the unexposed sort with a good deal of potential to do better still, and he can resume winning ways back up in trip. Boragh Steps and Premier League rate next best.

18:50 Sligo (IRE) 22 May 2018

Sligo Races Pre-ladies Day Launch At The Glass House Hotel 31st May Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner €7,700 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 200y

Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)

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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 (11)
353949
iT
Yellow, royal blue chevron, red cap (Grougha Stables Limited)

Geological 9 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Bean Uasal (Oasis Dream)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Twenty six runs since last win in 2017. 16/1, below form ninth of 16 in handicap at Leopardstown (7f, good to soft) 9 days ago.

Twenty six runs since last win in 2017. 16/1, below form ninth of 16 in handicap at Leopardstown (7f, good to soft) 9 days ago.

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2 (1)
98240-5
iT
Maroon & light blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, light blue cap (Edward McKenna)

Gentil J 13 

b f Jeremy - Lady Pitrizza (Night Shift)

5 9-9 t
75
5 9-9 t
75

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 10/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at Gowran (8f, soft) 13 days ago, not clear run.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 10/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at Gowran (8f, soft) 13 days ago, not clear run.

3 (3)
630009-
iT
Royal blue, white seams, striped cap (Merry Men Syndicate)

Lyfka (GB)  152 

ch f Kheleyf - Tarkamara (Medicean)

6 9-7 p
73
6 9-7 p
73

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. Ninth of 14 in handicap (33/1) at Dundalk (7f). Off 152 days.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. Ninth of 14 in handicap (33/1) at Dundalk (7f). Off 152 days.

4 (12)
2114-06
iT
Black, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap (Alistair Porter & Phoenix Bloodstock Syndicate)

Timia (GB)  74 

b f Cape Cross - Cinerama (Machiavellian)

5 9-6
72
5 9-6
72

Latest win at Dundalk in November. Sixth of 8 in minor event (10/1) at Dundalk (7f) 74 days ago.

Latest win at Dundalk in November. Sixth of 8 in minor event (10/1) at Dundalk (7f) 74 days ago.

5 (2)
0516-50
iT
Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap (John Lavery)

Truffles 17 

b f Canford Cliffs - Parlour (Dansili)

5 9-6
72
5 9-6
72

Well-beaten last of 11 to Aspen Belle in handicap (8/1) at Cork (6.3f, heavy) 17 days ago.

Well-beaten last of 11 to Aspen Belle in handicap (8/1) at Cork (6.3f, heavy) 17 days ago.

6 (5)
1900-00
iT
Emerald green, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamond on cap (Adrian Paul Keatley & Mrs S Shiels)

The Mcgregornator 17 

bay g Bushranger - Bridal Path (Groom Dancer)

4 9-5 t p
71
4 9-5 t p
71

Visored for 1st time, thirteenth of 14 in handicap at Cork (8f, heavy, 25/1) 17 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Visored for 1st time, thirteenth of 14 in handicap at Cork (8f, heavy, 25/1) 17 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

7 (4)
001-421
iT
Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap (T F Brennan)

Aspen Belle 17 

b f Roderic O'connor - Silk City (Barathea)

5 9-4
70
5 9-4
70

1 win from 3 runs this year. 5/1, career best when winning 11-runner handicap at Cork (6.3f, heavy) 17 days ago. Has to enter calculations in current mood.

1 win from 3 runs this year. 5/1, career best when winning 11-runner handicap at Cork (6.3f, heavy) 17 days ago. Has to enter calculations in current mood.

8 (6)
14-8572
iT
Red, white stars on sleeves, white cap, red star (Mrs Annette Nolan)

Keep Believing 11 

b g Zoffany - What About Me (Bertolini)

4 9-3
69
4 9-3
69

Creditable second of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy, 16/1) 11 days ago. Expected to be bang there.

Creditable second of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy, 16/1) 11 days ago. Expected to be bang there.

9 (14)
041-733
iT
White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star (Mrs Amanda McCreery)

Thiswaycadeaux 11 

b f Thewayyouare - Shuruk (Cadeaux Genereux)

4 9-2 v1
68
4 9-2 v1
68

8/1, respectable third of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 11 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Merits consideration.

8/1, respectable third of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 11 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Merits consideration.

10 (10)
1440/74-
iT
Yellow & purple check, yellow sleeves, check cap (Shane Reville & Ms Margaret Smyth)

Enzani 303 

b g Cape Cross - Eytarna (Dubai Destination)

7 8-13 t
65
7 8-13 t
65

Fourth of 6 in handicap (4/1) at Fairyhouse (12f, good), well positioned. Off 10 months. Significantly down in trip. First run for yard after leaving John McConnell.

Fourth of 6 in handicap (4/1) at Fairyhouse (12f, good), well positioned. Off 10 months. Significantly down in trip. First run for yard after leaving John McConnell.

11 (9)
93860-7
iT
Royal blue & yellow hoops, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star (David Eiffe)

Waitaki 11 

b f Invincible Spirit - Bluebell Park (Gulch)

5 8-10 p1
62
5 8-10 p1
62

33/1, first run since leaving D. K. Weld when bit below form seventh of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 11 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

33/1, first run since leaving D. K. Weld when bit below form seventh of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy) 11 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

12 (7)
0/00-
iT
White & red chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap (Francis Campbell)

Full Disclosure 158 

b g Lawman - Cradle Brief (Brief Truce)

4 8-7 t1
59
4 8-7 t1
59

Thrice-raced maiden. 66/1, tenth of 14 in maiden at Dundalk (10.7f). Off 158 days. Significantly down in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. 66/1, tenth of 14 in maiden at Dundalk (10.7f). Off 158 days. Significantly down in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time. Makes handicap debut.

13 (13)
30-6680
iT
Dark blue, red star, striped sleeves & cap (Michael O'Callaghan Racing Club)

Fastidious (GB)  46 

b g Exceed and Excel - Felicitous (King's Best)

9 8-4
56 1
9 8-4
56 1

20/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (8f) 46 days ago.

20/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (8f) 46 days ago.

14 (8)
71100-0
iT
Yellow, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, royal blue star on cap (Mrs K F Cleary)

Landline 10 

b g Vocalised - Bipasha (Rock Of Gibraltar)

4 8-4 p
56 3
4 8-4 p
56 3

Below form sixteenth of 28 in handicap (33/1) at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 10 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

Below form sixteenth of 28 in handicap (33/1) at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 10 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

15
230060-
iT
Emerald green, black seams, quartered cap (Mrs M Rogers)

Botanical Lady 239 

b f Moss Vale - Diskretion (Acatenango)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

C&D winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 24½ lengths eleventh of 15 to Keep Believing in handicap at Roscommon (7.3f, heavy, 33/1). Off 7 months. Has work to do. RESERVE.

C&D winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 24½ lengths eleventh of 15 to Keep Believing in handicap at Roscommon (7.3f, heavy, 33/1). Off 7 months. Has work to do. RESERVE.

16
4157-51
iT
Yellow, royal blue sash, quartered cap (Gold & Blue Syndicate)

Count Of Carabass (ex6)  4 

b g Ad Valorem - Three Pennies (Pennekamp)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

1 win from 2 runs this year. Career best when winning 13-runner handicap at Cork (6.3f, good to soft, 5/1) 4 days ago. Carries penalty. RESERVE.

1 win from 2 runs this year. Career best when winning 13-runner handicap at Cork (6.3f, good to soft, 5/1) 4 days ago. Carries penalty. RESERVE.

Verdict

Aspen Belle was an impressive winner at Cork a couple of weeks ago but the ground today is unlikely to be as soft as it was on that occasion and a 7lb rise in the ratings will make this test tougher. With that in mind, preference is for KEEP BELIEVING, who bounced back to form when finishing second in a 30-runner handicap at the Curragh recently and he remains on a workable mark based on his 2017 form. Others to consider are Gentil J, Geological and Thiswaycadeaux.

Verdict

KEEP BELIEVING and Thiswaycadeaux finished second and third respectively in a 30-runner handicap at the Curragh 11 days ago, with the former taken to go one better this time. Apsen Belle is in top form at present, while market support for Enzani would look very significant.

19:20 Sligo (IRE) 22 May 2018

www.countysligoraces.com Handicap (45-65) (3YO only)

Winner €6,468 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f 200y

Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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)
481407-
iT
Tangerine, green 'v', quartered cap (Mrs H-L Watson)

Blue Petal 157 

ch f Haatef - Sapphire Spray (Viking Ruler)

3 9-12 b
62
3 9-12 b
62

Blinkered for 1st time, last of 7 in minor event at Newcastle (8f, 40/1). Off 157 days. Has completely lost his way for this yard it seems.

Blinkered for 1st time, last of 7 in minor event at Newcastle (8f, 40/1). Off 157 days. Has completely lost his way for this yard it seems.

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2 (2)
556-600
iT
Pink and purple quartered, pink sleeves, quartered cap (Andrew Heffernan)

Bracebridge Hall 30 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Zoola (Iffraaj)

3 9-11 t1
61
3 9-11 t1
61

33/1, below form fourteenth of 23 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, soft) 30 days ago. Back up in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time.

33/1, below form fourteenth of 23 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, soft) 30 days ago. Back up in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time.

3 (11)
600
iT
Grey, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green cap, orange star (Dolmen Racing Club)

Capitalist Queen 13 

b f Most Improved - Omanah (Kayrawan)

3 9-5 b1
55
3 9-5 b1
55

Thrice-raced maiden. Tenth of 12 in maiden (66/1) at Gowran (8f, soft) 13 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Makes handicap debut. Very hard to make a case for.

Thrice-raced maiden. Tenth of 12 in maiden (66/1) at Gowran (8f, soft) 13 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Makes handicap debut. Very hard to make a case for.

4 (6)
25-4075
iT
Red & yellow stripes, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star (Aftica Syndicate)

Mojambo 13 

ch f Zoffany - Mojita (Montjeu)

3 9-2 p1
52
3 9-2 p1
52

20/1, bit below form fifth of 16 in handicap at Gowran (7f, soft) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

20/1, bit below form fifth of 16 in handicap at Gowran (7f, soft) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

5 (5)
40-6324
iT
Yellow & royal blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, check cap (Joseph E Keeling)

Eadbhard 8 

b g Elzaam - Only Exception (Jeremy)

3 9-1 h
51
3 9-1 h
51

9/2, bit below form fourth of 12 in handicap at Tipperary (5f, soft) 8 days ago, slowly away. Significantly back up in trip. Booking of Lee a plus. One to bear in mind on pick of form.

9/2, bit below form fourth of 12 in handicap at Tipperary (5f, soft) 8 days ago, slowly away. Significantly back up in trip. Booking of Lee a plus. One to bear in mind on pick of form.

6 (9)
70053-2
iT
Pink & emerald green quartered, check sleeves & cap (L Mulvany)

Stormy Tale 4 

g f Stormy River - Tell The Tale (Elnadim)

3 9-1 h
51
3 9-1 h
51

Very good second of 17 in handicap at Cork (10f, good to soft, 16/1) 4 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Expected to go close.

Very good second of 17 in handicap at Cork (10f, good to soft, 16/1) 4 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Expected to go close.

7 (4)
8-907
iT
Dark blue, red star, striped sleeves & cap (Michael O'Callaghan Racing Club)

Cantstoptherock 13 

br f Society Rock - River Bounty (Over The River)

3 9-0 p1
50
3 9-0 p1
50

Lightly-raced maiden. Below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Gowran (7f, soft, 20/1) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces need to bring about improvement.

Lightly-raced maiden. Below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Gowran (7f, soft, 20/1) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces need to bring about improvement.

8 (10)
7-68530
iT
Yellow, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, royal blue star on cap (Mrs K F Cleary)

Taylor Velvet 20 

b f Intense Focus - Rose story (Observatory)

3 8-13
49
3 8-13
49

Twelfth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Dundalk (8f) 20 days ago. Needs to bounce back.

Twelfth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Dundalk (8f) 20 days ago. Needs to bounce back.

9 (7)
5687-06
iT
Emerald green, red diamond, red cap, emerald green diamond (Fox Syndicate)

Dandy Sue 10 

g f Dandy Man - Paris Sue (Paris House)

3 8-11 t b
47
3 8-11 t b
47

33/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, below form sixth of 28 in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 10 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Looks competitive on form.

33/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, below form sixth of 28 in handicap at the Curragh (5f, heavy) 10 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Looks competitive on form.

10 (1)
870-
iT
Purple & white hoops, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap (Joanne Lavery)

Danehill Quest 230 

ch g Camacho - Kolkata (Rainbow Quest)

3 8-9
45
3 8-9
45

Thrice-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, fifteenth of 17 in maiden at Naas (8f, good to soft, 66/1). Off 7 months. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, fifteenth of 17 in maiden at Naas (8f, good to soft, 66/1). Off 7 months. Makes handicap debut.

11 (8)
809-08
iT
Emerald green, orange check sleeves & cap (S Dalton)

March Fifteen 67 

ch f Roderic O'connor - La Mere Germaine (Indian Ridge)

3 8-9 p1
45 4
3 8-9 p1
45 4

Lightly-raced maiden. Last of 8 in handicap at Dundalk (5f, 40/1) 67 days ago, folding. Significantly back up in trip. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Lightly-raced maiden. Last of 8 in handicap at Dundalk (5f, 40/1) 67 days ago, folding. Significantly back up in trip. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Verdict

DANEHILL QUEST contested some decent maidens at the back end of last season when finishing behind the likes of Kew Gardens and London Icon on his last two starts. He is expected to take a big step forward now handicapping for the Sheila Lavery team. Eadbhard, Stormy Tale, and Capitalist Queen look the most likely threats on paper with the latter an interesting contender in first-time blinkers.

Verdict

STORMY TALE produced her best effort to date when runner-up over 10f at Cork on Friday, and she's taken to go one better dropping back in trip. Dandy Sue and Eadbhard are next on the list.

19:50 Sligo (IRE) 22 May 2018

Hyundai Santa Fe Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner €9,240 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 4f 110y

Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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 (11)
407-593
iT
Dark green & red diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, dark green cap, red diamonds (G Callanan)

Nanabad 14 

b f Big Bad Bob - Tequise (Victory Note)

5 10-0
75
5 10-0
75

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable third of 15 in handicap (20/1) at Roscommon (11.9f, heavy) 14 days ago, running on. Stepping back in the right direction.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable third of 15 in handicap (20/1) at Roscommon (11.9f, heavy) 14 days ago, running on. Stepping back in the right direction.

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2 (10)
115300-
iT
White & emerald green chevrons, red cap (Noel Moran)

Masterson 215 (191J) 

g g Lawman - Indian Dumaani (Indian Ridge)

5 9-11 t b
72
5 9-11 t b
72

14/1 and blinkered for 1st time, twelfth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Navan (16f, heavy), finding little. Off 6 months. Down in trip. Enters calculations.

14/1 and blinkered for 1st time, twelfth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Navan (16f, heavy), finding little. Off 6 months. Down in trip. Enters calculations.

3 (12)
2189-0
iT
Maroon (Kilboy Estate)

Giorni Felice 10 

b g Born To Sea - Sveva (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-10
71
4 9-10
71

Lightly-raced winner. 12/1, fourteenth of 15 in handicap at the Curragh (10f, heavy) 10 days ago. Back up in trip. Has work to do.

Lightly-raced winner. 12/1, fourteenth of 15 in handicap at the Curragh (10f, heavy) 10 days ago. Back up in trip. Has work to do.

4 (13)
810/604-
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Whatsforuwontgobyu 256 (8J) 

b g Well Chosen - Meadstown Miss (Flemensfirth)

8 9-8 p1
69
8 9-8 p1
69

Pulled up in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Killarney (22.2f, good to firm) 8 days ago, never travelling well. Significantly back down in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Can make presence felt.

Pulled up in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Killarney (22.2f, good to firm) 8 days ago, never travelling well. Significantly back down in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Can make presence felt.

5 (8)
945563-
iT
Royal blue, white hooped sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots (William Durkan)

Ilikehim 198 (142J) 

b g Lawman - Slip Dance (Celtic Swing)

4 9-7
68
4 9-7
68

40/1, eighth of 9 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) on NH debut 142 days ago. Off 142 days. Fair on the Flat, respectable on last Flat outing. Makes handicap debut.

40/1, eighth of 9 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) on NH debut 142 days ago. Off 142 days. Fair on the Flat, respectable on last Flat outing. Makes handicap debut.

6 (7)
S226-54
iT
Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Brian Mellon & P McBride)

Boom Or Bush 14 

b g Bushranger - Boudica (Alhaarth)

4 9-6
67
4 9-6
67

9/1, creditable fourth of 15 in handicap at Roscommon (11.9f, heavy) 14 days ago.

9/1, creditable fourth of 15 in handicap at Roscommon (11.9f, heavy) 14 days ago.

7 (9)
01216-0
iT
Emerald green & white diabolo, pink sleeves, pink cap, emerald green star (Cousins Plus One Syndicate)

British Art (GB)  37 (15J) 

b g Iffraaj - Bush Cat (Kingmambo)

6 9-4 p
65
6 9-4 p
65

Latest win at Newcastle in November. 28/1, seventeenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good to firm) 15 days ago. Back up in trip. Fair on the all weather, poor on last Flat run.

Latest win at Newcastle in November. 28/1, seventeenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good to firm) 15 days ago. Back up in trip. Fair on the all weather, poor on last Flat run.

8 (3)
6-30704
iT
Royal blue, white seams, white cap, royal blue stars (The Moore Family Partnership)

Steelyeyed 19 

ch f Duke Of Marmalade - Lady Rua Dargent (Redback)

4 9-3 p
64
4 9-3 p
64

8/1, respectable fourth of 8 in claimer at Clonmel (9.8f, heavy) 19 days ago. Back up in trip.

8/1, respectable fourth of 8 in claimer at Clonmel (9.8f, heavy) 19 days ago. Back up in trip.

9 (14)
201-517
iT
Yellow, black & white check cap (Patrick J McKenna)

King Christophe 8 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Mini Brush (Broad Brush)

6 9-2
63
6 9-2
63

1 win from 3 runs this year. Latest win at Clonmel in May. Creditable seventh of 18 in handicap (20/1) at Tipperary (12.5f, soft) 8 days ago.

1 win from 3 runs this year. Latest win at Clonmel in May. Creditable seventh of 18 in handicap (20/1) at Tipperary (12.5f, soft) 8 days ago.

10 (2)
045193-
iT
Black, royal blue epaulettes, striped cap (Big Five MS Syndicate)

Manomine (GB)  157 

b g Manduro - Fascinating Hill (Danehill)

9 8-11
58
9 8-11
58

16/1, good third of 11 in handicap at Newcastle (12.4f), well positioned. Off 157 days.

16/1, good third of 11 in handicap at Newcastle (12.4f), well positioned. Off 157 days.

11 (6)
33/0-878
iT
Black & yellow chevrons, black sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs Monica Cogan & L Browne)

Bobby Jean 8 

b f Jeremy - Madam's View (Entrepreneur)

7 8-10 t
57
7 8-10 t
57

Twelve runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, creditable eighth of 18 in handicap at Tipperary (12.5f, soft) 8 days ago.

Twelve runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, creditable eighth of 18 in handicap at Tipperary (12.5f, soft) 8 days ago.

12 (5)
03219-6
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Scoil Naisiunta 7 

b f Intense Focus - Ciste Naisiunta (Galileo)

3 8-7 p
73 2
3 8-7 p
73 2

Below form sixth of 12 in handicap (10/1) at Killarney (8.2f, soft) 7 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Yard in good form.

Below form sixth of 12 in handicap (10/1) at Killarney (8.2f, soft) 7 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Yard in good form.

13 (1)
040400-
iT
Black & grey quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap (J P Ledwidge)

Go Guarantor (GB)  158 (146J) 

b g Medicean - Furbelow (Pivotal)

4 8-5 p
52
4 8-5 p
52

Very good twelfth of 19 in juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown (16f, soft, 100/1) 146 days ago. Off 146 days. Modest on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing. Others more persuasive.

Very good twelfth of 19 in juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown (16f, soft, 100/1) 146 days ago. Off 146 days. Modest on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing. Others more persuasive.

14 (4)
63500-
iT
Royal blue, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots (F Costello)

Gameasapebble 167 

b f Excellent Art - Pebble Beech (Footstepsinthesand)

6 8-4 (ow2)
51 5
6 8-4 (ow2)
51 5

Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. 33/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f). Off 167 days. Easy to look elsewhere.

Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. 33/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f). Off 167 days. Easy to look elsewhere.

Verdict

MASTERSON only had one start on the Flat for Gordon Elliott when down the field at the Galway Festival but he improved from that effort when going hurdling which resulted in success at Clonmel last September. His form tailed off after that but he arrives here a fresh horse and may have more to offer. British Art was progressive on the Flat last year and is entitled to improve on recent form having had a couple of runs to blow the cobwebs away. Nanabad and Boom Or Bush were closely matched last time in a Roscommon handicap earlier in the month and complete the shortlist.

Verdict

NANABAD shaped encouragingly having not been seen to best effect when third at Roscommon 2 weeks ago and could be the answer off the same mark. Masterson isn't on a bad mark on his belated return to the Flat and is next best ahead of Boom or Bush.

20:20 Sligo (IRE) 22 May 2018

Sligo Races Hospitality Handicap (3YO only)

Winner €6,775 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

1m 2f 110y

Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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)
9-61
iT
Black, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap (CCR Racing Partnership)

A Smooth Criminal 19 

b c Clodovil - Claustra (Green Desert)

3 9-12
72
3 9-12
72

11/4, won 7-runner maiden at Clonmel (9.8f, heavy) 19 days ago. Previous form was strong and looks to have been let in lightly for handicap debut, so bound to go well.

11/4, won 7-runner maiden at Clonmel (9.8f, heavy) 19 days ago. Previous form was strong and looks to have been let in lightly for handicap debut, so bound to go well.

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2 (8)
7-343
iT
Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star (Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd)

Dream Point 46 

b f Iffraaj - Dream Club (Dansili)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Lightly-raced maiden. Third of 5 in handicap (10/3) at Chelmsford City (10f) 46 days ago, needing stiffer test. Needs to find improvement making turf debut, but still low mileage and in good hands.

Lightly-raced maiden. Third of 5 in handicap (10/3) at Chelmsford City (10f) 46 days ago, needing stiffer test. Needs to find improvement making turf debut, but still low mileage and in good hands.

3 (11)
06-5938
iT
Black & red diabolo, red sleeves, black diabolo, black & red quartered cap (Anthony F McLoughlin)

Zeb City 7 

b g Zebedee - Mad About The Girl (Cyrano de Bergerac)

3 9-9
69
3 9-9
69

8/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, soft) 7 days ago. Back up in trip. Needs to bounce back.

8/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, soft) 7 days ago. Back up in trip. Needs to bounce back.

4 (1)
609-
iT
Royal blue, white spots, red cap, white spots (Peter Jones)

Cacique Royale 209 

b g Cacique - Mark Too (Mark of Esteem)

3 9-7
67
3 9-7
67

Thrice-raced maiden. Ninth of 12 in maiden at Navan (8f, heavy, 16/1). Off 6 months. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Ninth of 12 in maiden at Navan (8f, heavy, 16/1). Off 6 months. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut.

5 (3)
2443-04
iT
White, purple panel, check cap (Mrs J S Bolger)

Dawn Hoofer 17 

b f Dawn Approach - Super Hoofer (Shamardal)

3 9-6
66
3 9-6
66

20/1, last of 4 in minor event at Cork (10.2f, heavy) 17 days ago. Had no chance in that company and, given her pedigree, would be no surprise were she to fare better back on a sound surface.

20/1, last of 4 in minor event at Cork (10.2f, heavy) 17 days ago. Had no chance in that company and, given her pedigree, would be no surprise were she to fare better back on a sound surface.

6 (4)
7767-00
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier)

Eos 7 

b f Declaration Of War - Holy Alliance (Holy Roman Emperor)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Tenth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, soft, 20/1) 7 days ago. Back up in trip. Trainer going well. Needs to bounce back in first-time blinkers.

Tenth of 12 in handicap at Killarney (8.2f, soft, 20/1) 7 days ago. Back up in trip. Trainer going well. Needs to bounce back in first-time blinkers.

7 (9)
96902-0
iT
Emerald green, red diamond, white cap (Mrs F Hughes)

Flamin Audi (GER)  13 

b f Medicean - Flames To Dust (Oasis Dream)

3 9-3
63
3 9-3
63

Blinkered for 1st time tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving L. Smyth when last of 16 in handicap (33/1) at Gowran (7f, soft) 13 days ago. Something to find.

Blinkered for 1st time tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving L. Smyth when last of 16 in handicap (33/1) at Gowran (7f, soft) 13 days ago. Something to find.

8 (7)
7996-10
iT
Royal blue, black & emerald green quartered cap (Mrs Patrick J Flynn)

Marmalade N Toast 13 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Lady Prism

3 9-0
60
3 9-0
60

Winner at Cork in April. 7/2, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at Gowran (7f, soft) 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Winner at Cork in April. 7/2, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at Gowran (7f, soft) 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

9 (6)
500-61
iT
White, black sash, black diamond on cap (Sunnyhill Racing Syndicate)

Sunnyhill Lad 31 

ch g Casamento - Tereed Elhawa (Cadeaux Genereux)

3 8-12
58
3 8-12
58

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap (33/1) at Limerick (11.3f, heavy) 31 days ago, battling well. Should give another good account.

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap (33/1) at Limerick (11.3f, heavy) 31 days ago, battling well. Should give another good account.

10 (2)
03-000
iT
Black, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap (Thomas G Cooke)