20:30 Dundalk
Esther McGahon, McGuinness & Co. Solicitors Handicap 3yo
Esther McGahon, McGuinness & Co. Solicitors Handicap 3yo
Going:
Standard
Standard
Distance: 7f Runners: 12
Flat AW
Standard 7f
Plenty of unexposed sorts catch the eye, not least Patrick Joseph, who will have the benefit of Pat Smullen in his corner. However, PAPARAZZI is hard enough to get away from and should be able to cope with the step back in trip to record back-to-back victories at the track. War Hero looks a player under a capable 10lb claimer and should make the frame. [Brian Sheerin]
POSTDATA Paparazzi
SPOTLIGHT Paparazzi
TOPSPEED War Hero
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2-3
2 (3)
Palace Guard
D O'Brien/J P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-12
Spotlight Form: 547-
71 9/4, 5/2
9/4
SP
Has three runs in maidens under his belt and is of obvious interest on his first handicap start and hailing from these quarters.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/10/17
    LEO 7Y 2yMd,9K
    9-2
    7/9 5 1/4l, Flavius[25/1]9-5
    Sean Corby
    17
    67
  • 14/10/17
    COR 7Sft 2yMd,7K
    9-5
    4/5 20l, Kenya[25/1]9-5 t(1)
    W J Lee
    21
    38
  • 06/09/17
    GOW 7Hy 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    5/9 7 1/4l, Family Tree[9/1]9-5
    Pat Smullen
    30
    64
5 (5)
PaparazziC
S Corby/J P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
Spotlight Form: 58971-
78 7/2, 10/3
7/2
SP
Did well to grind out the victory in a 1m nursery and he has enough speed in his pedigree to cope with this step back in trip; leading player.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/12/17
    DUN 8St 2yHc,6K
    9-3
    1/14 1/2l, Lucky Red[12/1]9-10 bl,t
    Sean Corby
    65
    52
    68
  • 24/11/17
    DUN 8St 2yHc,6K
    9-2
    7/14 6 1/4l, Check Your Pockets[9/1]9-6 bl,t
    Sean Corby
    68
    31
    59
  • 01/11/17
    DUN 7St 2yMd,8K
    9-5
    9/14 9 3/4l, Overcoming[33/1]9-5 bl,t(1)
    Kevin Manning
    48
    57
  • 07/08/17
    CUR 7Gd 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    8/13 9 1/2l, Riyazan[33/1]9-5
    Connor King
    36
    66
  • 01/05/17
    NAA 5GF 2y,13K
    9-2
    5/6 5 3/4l, Dali[12/1]9-2
    Wayne Lordan
    21
    68
1 (11)
War HeroC
A Slattery/P Prendergast
Age: 3
Weight: 10-4
Spotlight Form: 87212-
75 5/1, 11/2
5/1
SP
Has improved right throughout the winter here, winning his maiden over 6f before bumping into a teak tough rival over 7f last month; rider's 10lb claim gives him a chance of resuming his progression.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/17
    DUN 7St 2yHc,6K
    9-6
    2/13 3l, Princess Yaiza[8/1]9-4 v,t
    Ronan Whelan
    78
    52
    78
  • 17/11/17
    DUN 6St 2yMd,8K
    9-5
    1/14 Bella Signora[9/2]9-0 v,t
    Ronan Whelan
    74
    74
    77
  • 10/11/17
    DUN 6St 2yHc,6K
    9-7
    2/14 3/4l, Julia's Magic[9/1]9-3 v,t(1)
    Chris Hayes
    70
    70
    74
  • 20/10/17
    DUN 7St 2yHc,6K
    9-7
    7/14 5 1/2l, Storm Has Broken[10/1]8-9 t
    Ronan Whelan
    73
    40
    61
  • 16/07/17
    CUR 6GF 2yHc,9K
    8-11
    8/8 13l, Golden Spell[9/2]9-7 t
    Ronan Whelan
    77
    29
    43
  • 25/06/17
    GOW 7Gd 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    5/9 12l, Rostropovich[11/1]9-5 t
    Ronan Whelan
    25
    56
4 (7)
Matter Of Time
N G McCullagh/H De Bromhead
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
Spotlight Form: 06-4
77 13/2, 7/1
13/2
SP
Showed some ability when trained by Joseph O'Brien, and ran well for a long way on his stable and AW debut here last week; likely to improve from that effort.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/18
    DUN 7St 3yMd,7K
    9-0
    4/14 7 1/4l, Ship Of Dreams[50/1]9-0
    N G McCullagh
    47
    66
  • 08/09/17
    DRO 7Sft 2yMdAu,11K
    8-8
    6/12 5 1/2l, Beach Wedding[20/1]8-10
    N G McCullagh
    59
  • 29/07/17
    CUR 8GF 2yMd,9K
    9-2
    13/14 20l, Ballet Shoes[33/1]9-0
    Connor King
    45
8 (9)
Dragon GirlBF
T Madden/Mrs J Harrington
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 05344-
79 15/2, 8/1
15/2
SP
Didn't quite get home on the soft ground when sent to post a 3-1 favourite on her latest start in a 1m nursery at Leopardstown last October; this trip and surface is likely to suit and she could make a bold bid.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/10/17
    LEO 8Sft 2yHc,6K
    8-4
    4/8 7 1/4l, Baroness[3/1F]9-9
    Leigh Roche
    60
    24
    55
  • 04/10/17
    NAA 8Y 2yHc,6K
    8-10
    4/14 5 1/2l, Scoil Naisiunta[9/2J]8-10
    Colm O'Donoghue
    60
    36
    60
  • 30/08/17
    BEL 7Gd 2yMdAu,11K
    8-8
    3/13 4 1/2l, Poetic Light[7/2]9-5
    Leigh Roche
    38
    61
  • 06/08/17
    GAL 7Sft/Hy 2yMdAu,13K
    8-8
    5/11 9 1/2l, Yulong Gold Fairy[14/1]8-6
    Colm O'Donoghue
    51
    64
  • 16/06/17
    FAI 6Gd 2yMd,8K
    8-9
    10/18 7 1/2l, Sometimesadiamond[25/1]9-0
    Tom Madden
    19
    61
7 (8)
Patrick Joseph
P J Smullen/D Marnane
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
Spotlight Form: 700-
76 17/2, 8/1
17/2
SP
Three runs in maidens last season were not devoid of promise, shaping like a horse who would have a day in him; the booking of Pat Smullen is a sign of intent for this handicap debutant representing a stable who have been in good form around here of late.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/09/17
    DRO 7Sft 2yMdAu,11K
    9-5
    11/12 18 1/2l, Beach Wedding[16/1]8-10 t(1)
    Pat Smullen
    38
  • 19/08/17
    CUR 6Y/Sft 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    10/17 6l, Would You Believe[33/1]9-5
    Killian Leonard
    10
    63
  • 20/07/17
    LEO 6Gd/Y 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    7/8 9 3/4l, Battle Of Jericho[33/1]9-5
    Colm O'Donoghue
    47
    58
3 (4)
Lucky Red
S Foley/Mrs J Harrington
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 87520-
78 14/1, 16/1
14/1
SP
Only beaten a half a length by Paparazzi over 1m last month and he is 6lb better off with that rival this afternoon; latest effort was probably too bad to be his true running when he was beaten a long way from home, and he's worth giving another chance to.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/17
    DUN 7St 2yHc,6K
    8-11
    10/13 8 3/4l, Princess Yaiza[4/1]9-4 bl
    Shane Foley
    69
    23
    53
  • 06/12/17
    DUN 8St 2yHc,6K
    9-10
    2/14 1/2l, Paparazzi[5/1]9-3 bl
    Shane Foley
    69
    54
    71
  • 24/11/17
    DUN 8St 2yHc,6K
    9-8
    5/14 4 1/2l, Check Your Pockets[6/1]9-6 bl(1)
    Shane Foley
    71
    40
    67
  • 22/10/17
    LEO 8Sft 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    7/11 8 1/2l, James Cook[33/1]9-5
    Pat Smullen
    56
    68
  • 03/10/17
    DUN 8St 2yMd,6K
    9-5
    8/14 6 1/4l, The Kid Bobby B[50/1]9-5
    Shane Foley
    41
    65
  • 20/08/17
    CUR 7Y/Sft 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    13/16 11l, Gobi Desert[25/1]9-5
    Colm O'Donoghue
    23
    55
6 (10)
Itschessnotchekers
R P Cleary/N Lawlor
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
Spotlight Form: 36635-
74 16/1, 14/1
16/1
SP
Had been running his race in nurseries before finding maiden company a step too far last month; coming back to this grade might help and he has each-way prospects.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/12/17
    DUN 7St 2yMd,8K
    9-5
    5/14 10 1/2l, Zihba[25/1]9-5 bl
    Rory Cleary
    63
    42
    61
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 6St 2yHc,6K
    9-6
    3/14 2 1/2l, Piper Bomb[9/2]9-0 bl
    Rory Cleary
    63
    49
    61
  • 06/12/17
    DUN 8St 2yHc,6K
    9-4
    6/14 3 3/4l, Paparazzi[7/1]9-3 bl
    Ronan Whelan
    63
    38
    57
  • 24/11/17
    DUN 8St 2yHc,6K
    8-10
    6/14 4 3/4l, Check Your Pockets[12/1]9-6 bl
    Derek McCormack
    64
    32
    59
  • 10/11/17
    DUN 6St 2yHc,6K
    9-1
    3/14 3 1/4l, Julia's Magic[66/1]9-3 bl
    Rory Cleary
    64
    54
    61
  • 20/10/17
    DUN 7St 2yHc,6K
    8-12
    14/14 14 1/2l, Storm Has Broken[25/1]8-9 bl
    Rory Cleary
    64
    3
    28
11 (6)
Taylor Velvet
S Davis/T Cleary
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 45887-
77 22/1, 20/1
22/1
SP
Not a bad effort behind Princess Yaiza last time but others have better profile for a race of this nature; 4lb out of the handicap.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/17
    DUN 7St 2yHc,6K
    8-4
    7/13 6 1/4l, Princess Yaiza[66/1]9-4
    Rory Cleary
    62
    25
    53
  • 11/10/17
    GOW 7Hy 2yHc,6K
    8-10
    8/12 11 1/2l, Haunting Vocals[16/1]8-11
    Rory Cleary
    53
    31
  • 04/10/17
    NAA 8Y 2yHc,6K
    8-6
    8/14 10 1/2l, Scoil Naisiunta[33/1]8-10
    Rory Cleary
    56
    17
    44
  • 12/09/17
    LIS 7Hy 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    5/5 61l, Tonkin[33/1]9-5
    Rory Cleary
    58
  • 28/08/17
    ROS 7Hy 2yMd,8K
    9-0
    4/8 17l, Sirjack Thomas[50/1]9-5
    Rory Cleary
    58
    25
    39
  • 11/08/17
    TIP 5Y 2yHc,9K
    8-4
    4/5 3 1/2l, Treasuring[50/1]9-8
    Rory Cleary
    73
    53
    67
12 (12)
Rockafilly
K Leonard/J Nash
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 900-
66 22/1, 20/1
22/1
SP
Another handicap debutante with just the three runs in maidens under her belt but hard to make a case for; 5lb out of the handicap.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/09/17
    NAA 6Sft 2y,13K
    8-6
    12/14 21l, Powersville[66/1]8-11
    Leigh Roche
    13
  • 19/08/17
    CUR 6Y/Sft 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    14/17 12 1/2l, Would You Believe[66/1]9-5
    Chris Hayes
    39
  • 13/08/17
    CUR 5GF 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    9/10 12 1/2l, Brick By Brick[28/1]9-5
    Chris Hayes
    29
    42
9 (2)
High Susie
S Crosse/J P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 76-0
76 40/1, 33/1
40/1
SP
Having her first handicap start, but she's possibly more of a long-term prospect and the stable looks to have better chances with Paparazzi and Palace Guard.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/18
    DUN 7St 3yMd,7K
    8-4
    10/14 11 1/2l, Ship Of Dreams[50/1]9-0
    Shane Crosse
    34
    55
  • 24/11/17
    DUN 7St 2yMd,8K
    8-11
    6/14 7l, Princess Yaiza[25/1]9-0
    Sean Corby
    12
    58
  • 08/11/17
    DUN 7St 2yMd,8K
    8-11
    7/11 7 1/2l, Palariva[33/1]9-0
    Sean Corby
    23
    55
10 (1)
Pak Army
B Coen/J R Barry
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
Spotlight Form: 08986-
75 50/1, 40/1
50/1
SP
Predictably outclassed behind Declarationofpeace over 5f here in October but was a decent third on his only other visit here, again over the minimum trip, last April; poor on the turf last summer; difficult to make a strong case for.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/10/17
    DUN 5St 2y,11K
    9-2
    6/6 14l, Declarationofpeace[50/1]9-7 bl
    Colin Keane
    64
    36
  • 05/08/17
    GAL 7Sft 2yHc,11K
    7-11
    8/8 11 1/2l, Deep Breath[25/1]8-11 bl(1)
    Danny Sheehy
    69
    11
    42
  • 10/06/17
    CUR 7Sft 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    9/12 25l, Verbal Dexterity[33/1]9-5 cp
    Oisin Orr
    3
    35
  • 26/05/17
    LEO 7GF 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    8/12 9 1/2l, Camelback[66/1]9-5 cp
    Declan McDonogh
    61
  • 24/04/17
    NAV 5Gd 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    17/18 12 1/2l, Romanised[20/1]9-5 cp
    Declan McDonogh
    47
  • 07/04/17
    DUN 5St 2yMdAu,8K
    9-5
    3/8 3 3/4l, Sirici[33/1]8-7 cp(1)
    Declan McDonogh
    41
    73
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