15:35 Roscommon (IRE)

Athlone Apprentice Handicap (50-70)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,500 added
  • Winner: €5,866
  • 2nd: €1,360
  • 3rd: €595
  • 4th: €340
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 34.61s
  • Off Time: 15:35:33
  • 11 Ran
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 6-58632
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer M Halford
  • Jockey S Corby

prominent and led after 1f, ridden to assert 1f out, kept on well to draw clear inside final furlong

Silk - LIGHT BLUE & MAROON DIABOLO, quartered cap
  • Form 020505
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 65
  • Trainer T Cleary
  • Jockey P K Donovan

dwelt, towards rear, some progress on outer approaching straight, no extra under 2f out

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, yellow armlet, royal blue cap
  • Form 964375
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 65
  • Trainer A Slattery
  • Jockey D O'Brien

mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along in 5th approaching straight and went 3rd 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on one pace

Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 344864
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer J S Bolger
  • Jockey K K Hennessy

led early, tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 2f out and no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

Silk - PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap
  • Form 523135
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 67
  • Trainer E Lynam
  • Jockey R P Downey

mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along early straight and pulled up quickly under 2f out

Silk - BLACK, red star, yellow sleeves, black & red quartered cap
  • Form 054534
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer P J Flynn
  • Jockey I T Queally

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd entering straight, ridden and no impression on winner 1f out, kept on one pace

Silk - Red & yellow diabolo, yellow star on cap
  • Form 0-62214
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer Michael Mulvany
  • Jockey T P Madden

rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression entering straight, no extra over 1f out

Silk - Emerald green, yellow epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond
  • Form 09-902
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer A Mulholland
  • Jockey G J Phillips

mid-division, 5th halfway, reminder 5f out and rider lost iron approaching straight, soon dropped towards rear, no extra, tailed off

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star
  • Form 439606
  • Age 11
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 52
  • Trainer D Marnane
  • Jockey D C Byrne

towards rear, 11th approaching straight, progress into 5th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

Silk - Emerald green, orange cross of lorraine, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap
  • Form 080373
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 50
  • Trainer R P Burns
  • Jockey J L Joyce

slowly away, in rear, some progress approaching straight and ridden in 5th under 2f out, no extra in 6th final furlong

Silk - YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots
  • Form 960597
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 55
  • Trainer I Madden
  • Jockey D M Melia

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd 4f out, pushed along and no extra early straight, weakened

Previous results

In depth


ANNAGH HAVEN is in good form, landing a Gowran handicap over this trip before good runs at Down Royal and especially over hurdles at Listowel where she was runner-up in a lucrative handicap. She's handed the vote with Tom Madden's claim a bonus. Gaelic Twist was a 50/1 chance when finishing in front of her at Down Royal but that was his first sign of ability and he'll need to produce a repeat to get into the action here. Shadagann ran a superb race when just touched off by Mahrajaan at Listowel as the winner was receiving lumps of weight. Michael Halford's charge should carry his big weight with distinction and should again take care of Mr Snagsby, who was behind at Listowel. The maiden Intense Debate has been slowly dropping to a lenient looking mark and his young rider is good value for his claim.


Shadagann (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden clear over 2f out, reduced advantage inside final furlong, no extra and headed near line, 2nd of 13, nk behind Mahrajaan (8-0) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp gd.

Dancingwithangels (IRE) 22-1 (8-5) Held up, ran 7th, ridden and no impression entering straight, 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Face Value (8-4) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp gd.

Sharjah (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Soon mid-division in 9th, ridden to go 6th 1f out, soon no impression, one pace, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Waver (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol.

Intense Debate (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, went 2nd over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Bogardus (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gf.

Mr Snagsby (IRE) 4-1fav (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden in 9th 3f out, went 7th entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mahrajaan (8-0) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp gd.

Brog Deas Nua (USA) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression in 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 15, 4l behind Clondaw Warrior (10-0) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.

Annagh Haven (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, 6th 5f out, progress into 5th and ridden 2f out, 3rd briefly 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mahrajaan (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf.

Gaelic Twist (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Prominent, improved to dispute lead 5f out, headed 4f out, ridden to regain lead over 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Mahrajaan (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf.

Maal (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear on outer, ridden in 10th entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Zelos Dream (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf.

Abrahams Blessing (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and in rear, pushed along in moderate 13th over 3f out, progress on wide outer over 2f out, 7th 1f out, stayed on strongly to go 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Mahrajaan (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf.

Esta Quercus (FR) 40-1 (8-0) Disputed early, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 4th entering straight and no extra final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Clondaw Warrior (10-0) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.