October 09 / 12.40 Limerick

12.40 Limerick

Heavy

Welcome Back To Limerick Racecourse Maiden

  • Prize money: £6321.43
  • 0m 6f 150y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 1m 33s
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Welcome Back To Limerick Racecourse Maiden

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2255-2

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Has been runner-up thrice, including on return from 344 days off at Bellewstown (7.5f) last time when looking sure to win only to get tired late on; entitled to be sharper for that and the drop in trip on soft ground should suit; go close.
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18

(12)

23rd Oct 2021

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Leopardstown

Royal Blend

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Runner-up on three occasions, twice at two and again on belated seasonal debut, before recent Limerick maiden win; huge task at these weights.

40/1

1st

12

(6)

9th Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 6f 150y

12:40 Limerick

Royal Blend

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has been runner-up thrice, including on return from 344 days off at Bellewstown (7.5f) last time when looking sure to win only to get tired late on; entitled to be sharper for that and the drop in trip on soft ground should suit; go close.

2/1

2nd

12

(9)

30th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 162y

12:55 Bellewstown

Royal Blend

9st 2lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Second runner for yard; posted several smart efforts in defeat last year, including when beaten 3.5l in a Tipperary Listed event over this trip; was well below form at Gowran final start; obvious questions against her after such an absence but has the ability to go close.

100/30

20/1

  • Place: £10.40

Form: 05

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed improvement from Cork debut at Bellewstown last time but still beaten 10.5l over 7.5f; this shorter trip isn't sure to suit; could be of more interest in handicaps.
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7th

6

(8)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

15:25 Listowel

The Pocket Flyer

9st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: R P Cody

took keen hold, in rear, nudged along when detached over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

66/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 85-288

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability in two starts for this yard last year before moving to France where she second in a maiden over 1m3f; was well below that level twice since and has moved back to original yard dropping in trip; others preferred.
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2nd

9

(8)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Limerick

Inveterate

10st 1lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Miss Tara Lee Cogan

midfield, headway going easily but still plenty to do under 2f out, chased clear leader 1f out, ridden and kept on well towards finish, too much to do

20/1

23

(27)

21st May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Inveterate

9st 5lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Miss Tara Lee Cogan

4th
2 (8)
Arctician

Evs

Form: 3232-3 BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Posted four quality runs in defeat last year, best of which was third in the Group 2 Railway Stakes behind Group 1 winners Laws Of Indices and Lucky Vega; well below that level on belated return over 7.5f at Tipperary last time but today's shorter trip a help; should win but visor raises a question.
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3

(12)

18th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Arctician

9st 8lb

J: J F Egan

T: Simon Dow

3rd

1

(5)

28th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Arctician

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Simon Dow

OUR TIP

Form: 0469

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has posted similar efforts in defeat in her last three starts in maidens over 7f; needs to improve a fair bit to win.
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16th

4

(12)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 70y

19:20 Leopardstown

Due North

10st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, prominent halfway, ridden 2f out, weakening when short of room over 1f out, soon no extra

20/1

18th

3

(10)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:45 Leopardstown

Due North

9st 13lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

towards rear of midfield, dropped to rear when pushed along from 4f out, soon no impression (jockey said gelding reared up in the stalls)

25/1

17

(2)

20th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 180y

16:35 Bellewstown

Due North

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: John C McConnell

10/1

Form: 64

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad run on debut for Paul Gilligan in April but bettered that after a break for this yard when only beaten 5l at Navan over 1m; entitled to improve from that and this shorter trip can suit; soft ground an unknown, though.
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13th

8

(3)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 175y

18:30 Bellewstown

Zerinda

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Patrick Joseph Hayes

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along under 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, dropped to last when eased final 110yds

5/1

6th

8

(6)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

15:25 Listowel

Zerinda

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Patrick Joseph Hayes

steadied start, soon towards rear of midfield, towards rear when pushed along over 2f out, soon headway, keeping on when ridden inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds (jockey said that his mount ran off the turn at the three furlong pole)

14/1

16th

6

(11)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:20 Leopardstown

Zerinda

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick Joseph Hayes

Form: 00

Last run: 143 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
First reserve; beaten a long way in two maidens earlier in the year; unlikely.
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12th

9

(7)

19th Oct 2021

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 50y

13:55 Gowran Park

Maymoon

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: Michael William O’Meara

Two moderate runs in the spring; a bit better when staying on in mid-field over an extended 6f at Limerick ten days ago; may improve again over this longer trip.

12/1

7th

15

(17)

9th Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 6f 150y

12:40 Limerick

Maymoon

9st 2lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Michael William O’Meara

First reserve; beaten a long way in two maidens earlier in the year; unlikely.

8th
1 (16)
Just Let Go

33/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 617 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad effort on debut at Dundalk over 1m but that was in January 2020 and first run (gelded) since.
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8th

9

(7)

10th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:50 Dundalk (AW)

Just Let Go

9st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: A Oliver

Bits of promise in maidens but failed to build on that when tenth of 14 on handicap debut here two weeks ago; dropped 1lb but it still looks a tough enough mark for now.

12/1

13

(2)

29th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Just Let Go

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A Oliver

Promise in a trio of maidens but didn't improve when stepped up to 1m on handicap debut here on Wednesday, well held behind Zahee; others preferred.

10/1

10th

6

(11)

27th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:00 Dundalk (AW)

Just Let Go

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: A Oliver

Promise in each of his three runs in maidens; likely improver back up in trip on handicap debut and the booking of Colin Keane is eyecatching.

9/2

100/1

Form: 80

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No show in two Flat and one hurdle maiden; wait for handicaps.
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16

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:25 Kilbeggan

Erikson

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Second reserve;

13th

5

(6)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:20 Dundalk (AW)

Erikson

10st 1lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Well held on the Flat including handicap debut when last seen in this sphere (well held over hurdles since); needs to find improvement for a switch to AW; off 150 days.

11th

6

2nd Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Erikson

11st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Well held on hurdling debut at Down Royal in August and on the Flat since then; little to recommend.

25/1

10th
5 (5)
Gerard C

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to several useful winners incl' Laughifiwant (7f-1m RPR 108), Reckless Endeavour (6f-7f inc at 2/AW; 105) and Star Kodiak (Italian 5f-6f 2yo inc Listed; 94); dam 7f winner (62); decent pedigree and Eur30,000 vendor buyback as a yearling; check the market on debut; soft ground should be fine on breeding.
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10th

5

(5)

9th Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 6f 150y

12:40 Limerick

Gerard C

9st 7lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Gerard Keane

Half-brother to several useful winners incl' Laughifiwant (7f-1m RPR 108), Reckless Endeavour (6f-7f inc at 2/AW; 105) and Star Kodiak (Italian 5f-6f 2yo inc Listed; 94); dam 7f winner (62); decent pedigree and Eur30,000 vendor buyback as a yearling; check the market on debut; soft ground should be fine on breeding.

33/1

18/1

Form: 05

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 14l on Cork debut but posted a much better effort from a wide draw at Listowel next time; more improvement is required today but could be involved.
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13th

7

(16)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Rufus Saxton

9st 9lb

J: Mark Enright

T: T J O’Mara

Modest form in maidens and only beaten one home on handicap debut three weeks ago over C&D; tough enough mark at present and has the widest draw to try and defy.

20/1

13th

14

(11)

17th Dec 2021

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rufus Saxton

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: T J O’Mara

Modest form in maidens and the handicapper has taken no chances with his opening mark; needs improvement for switch to AW.

20/1

11th

6

(3)

9th Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 6f 150y

12:40 Limerick

Rufus Saxton

9st 7lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: T J O’Mara

Beaten 14l on Cork debut but posted a much better effort from a wide draw at Listowel next time; more improvement is required today but could be involved.

18/1

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Slowly away and always in rear both starts; wait for handicaps.
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12th

7

(14)

9th Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 6f 150y

12:40 Limerick

Rural Capital

9st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Mark Fahey

Slowly away and always in rear both starts; wait for handicaps.

100/1

12th

15

(8)

21st Sep 2021

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:27 Listowel

Rural Capital

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Mark Fahey

Lost considerable ground at the start first time out at Punchestown; stayed on late and is open to improvement.

20/1

Form: 00

Last run: 185 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; makes little appeal based on her two maiden runs; new yard.
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12th

14

(13)

21st Feb 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Sands

8st 10lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Gillian Scott

Fitness no issue after recent runs over hurdles but difficult to make case for her on all known form; cheekpieces tried.

33/1

14th

16

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:40 Naas

Lady Sands

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gillian Scott

Poor form on the Flat and tailed off when 125-1 for a maiden hurdle on her debut in this sphere last month.

100/1

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Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sixth foal; sister to 7f-1m winner Epic Endeavour (RPR 96), half-sister to winners Time To Live (Italian 5.5f-1m inc 2yo) and Thereisnodoubt (2m-2m4f hurdle); dam unraced; others make more appeal today.
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2nd

18

(6)

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Let’s Believe

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Richard Brabazon

12th

1

(14)

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

13:30 Naas

Let’s Believe

10st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Brabazon

Well-beaten in two heavy-ground maidens last year; unlikely.

66/1

10th

8

(11)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 5f 205y

12:30 Naas

Let’s Believe

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Richard Brabazon

Only a 14-1 chance for Limerick debut but weakened to finish last on heavy ground and likely to need more experience.

50/1

Form: 06

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Shaped nicely when also didn't get a clear run on Fairyhouse debut (7f; gd/fm) but was well below that level on soft at Killarney since; has to do more today.
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11th

6

(9)

22nd Oct 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:45 Dundalk (AW)

Blueberry Tree

9st 12lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Best run in three maidens was on debut at Fairyhouse but has been below that level twice since, including over C&D last week; market could guide on handicap debut.

12/1

8th

9

(4)

15th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Blueberry Tree

9st 2lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Shaped nicely when not getting the clearest of runs on Fairyhouse debut (7f) but well below that level on soft at Killarney since; drops back to 6f for AW bow and likely one for handicaps after this.

33/1

8

(2)

9th Oct 2021

Heavy

0m 6f 150y

12:40 Limerick

Blueberry Tree

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Shaped nicely when also didn't get a clear run on Fairyhouse debut (7f; gd/fm) but was well below that level on soft at Killarney since; has to do more today.

22/1

Form: 7356-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Several solid efforts in defeat, including on seasonal debut at Fairyhouse last time in a first-time hood, which is left off today; entitled to have improved from that run plus trip and ground will suit; go well.
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9th

7

(8)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

15:30 Haydock

Palifico

9st 6lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Patrick Morris

slowly away, in rear throughout

10/1

2nd

2

(8)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 3y

Class 5

14:40 Yarmouth

Palifico

9st 7lb

J: Robert Tart

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

7

(7)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

16:17 Southwell (AW)

Palifico

9st 2lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Form: 6

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; by a useful sire from a sprinting family; only 6/1 for Curragh debut two weeks ago but did well enough considering the saddle slipped early on; softer ground today but could go well if getting in.
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9th

1

(7)

5th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 5f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Ambitious

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kieran P Cotter

Ran a solid race after a slow start when third in a 6f maiden here last month; well beaten over 1m here subsequently and now drops back to 5f; has a chance if he can break well.

7/1

14th

3

(15)

29th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ambitious

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Kieran P Cotter

Improved from his debut when third and beaten 3l here two weeks ago over 6f; not guaranteed to be suited by the longer trip and tough draw to overcome.

7/2

3rd

3

(7)

15th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ambitious

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kieran P Cotter

By a useful sire from a sprinting family and sent off only 6/1 for a Curragh maiden when faring quite well in the circimstances (saddle slipped); trainer going well and this one of definite interest.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €554.00
Straight Forecast €565.30
Trifecta €6094.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Royal Blend

SPOTLIGHT:

Arctician

RP Ratings (IRE):

Arctician

POSTDATA:

Royal Blend

The Irish Sun:

Royal Blend