December 27 / 15.15 Limerick

15.15 Limerick Heavy

Goggin Buckley Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5794.64
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 21 runners
  • Win time: 5m 34s
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Goggin Buckley Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

28/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.60
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-4P0P CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden here and also hit the crossbar in a bumper; not much to recommend him on latest couple of starts all the same and set to struggle unless he can recapture last season's sparkle.
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7th

10

19th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

15:00 Uttoxeter

Teescomponentsyess

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Didn't want to know over fences two starts back (second non-completion in that scene) but he's a useful handicap hurdler under these conditions and, with cheekpieces turned to, he was a pleasing fourth of 16 at Fairyhouse three weeks ago; thereabouts.

14/1

4th

16

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:08 Fairyhouse

Teescomponentsyess

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Got his head back in front at Limerick in December and hit the frame from 7lb higher next time; ran out back over fences last time and his mark is probably high enough for now back in this sphere.

16/1

9

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Teescomponentsyess

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Made a surprise return to form when successful in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Limerick after Christmas; ran well when fourth off his revised mark at Gowran three weeks ago; was out of form at the time of his only previous start over fences.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 4-P46P D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden over hurdles but not that far way from the action on a couple of occasions; pulled-up over fences latest but on the plus side, no fitness worries and likely to be more of a force back in this sphere; not ruled out.
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2

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

14:40 Ayr

Castlegrange

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Katie Scott

Won heavy-ground beginners' chase in Ireland in March 2021 but safely held in two handicap chases for new stable in February/March (2m/2m4f) and Brian Hughes jumps ship today.

33/1

5th

2

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Carlisle

Castlegrange

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Katie Scott

Irish chase winner who was a good second over hurdles there (2m4f, heavy) last December; however, the British handicapper took no chances with his mark and he was soundly beaten over fences on last month's stable debut at Ayr (2m, heavy); a 4lb drop isn't sufficiently persuasive.

16/1

5th

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Ayr

Castlegrange

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Katie Scott

1-18 under rules in Ireland, the win coming in 2m4f chase at Thurles (heavy) in March 2021; unable to challenge on his only recent run over 2m and perhaps best watched on his first outing for new connections.

16/1

17/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 18-743

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Only lost third spot in the dying strides on seasonal reappearance at Thurles; continued in good shape when posting a good third over fences in a Clonmel beginners latest; has winning form on testing ground and clearly deserves attention.
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4th

1

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Cregane Ned

11st 12lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul O’Flynn

5/2

11th

4

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Cregane Ned

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Paul O’Flynn

Point winner; won a 2m3f maiden hurdle at this venue last season; some good runs in defeat this term including in a 2m beginners' chase at this venue in December; third to Teescomponentsyess at levels in a handicap hurdle last time.

10/1

15

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

14:05 Thurles

Cregane Ned

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Paul O’Flynn

Point winner; won a maiden hurdle at Clonmel last season and some good runs in defeat this term but seems to need a bit further than this now.

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: /766-9

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Has some decent maiden form on testing ground; probably needed it when poor on recent handicap debut at Cork, but only beat two home and will need to have come on quite a bit to bag this one.
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17

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

My Uncas

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Henry De Bromhead

Started out in handicap hurdles with a rating of 116, down to 107 before switched to chasing; from the family of owner's high-class chaser Special Tiara; poor effort on chase debut at Punchestown; third reserve

11th

5

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 6f 40y

14:50 Punchestown

My Uncas

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Started out in handicap hurdles with a rating of 116; never looked like justifying mark, though his fourth off 108 at Limerick last month was mildly encouraging; lacks chasing experience but from the family of owner's high-class chaser Special Tiara.

6/1

4th

13

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Limerick

My Uncas

11st 4lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has some decent maiden form on testing ground; probably needed it when poor on recent handicap debut at Cork, but only beat two home and will need to have come on quite a bit to bag this one.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0108-6

Last run: 142 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Easy 7l winner of a Cork maiden hurdle on sole roll of the dice so far over hurdles; has hit the target over fences in the interim (off a mark of 114) and a decent sixth at Kilbeggan on latest outing in August off a rating of 122; should take high rank.
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1st

10

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Donkey Years

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E McNamara

2nd

8

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Donkey Years

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E McNamara

Handicap chase winner at Navan last season, best effort since when going down a neck to Irish Grand National hopeful Fakir D'Alene at Thurles in January; another solid display when third at Leopardstown last time, both those races over an extended 2m5f

3rd

14

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Donkey Years

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E McNamara

Handicap chase winner at Navan last season, best effort since when going down a neck to Fakir D'Alene at Thurles in January; up 2lb but should be capable of getting into the shake-up.

8/1

Form: 710-02

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Narrow Navan maiden winner back on song when a 9l second back at same in a handicap latest, plugging on well without ever looking a threat; finding his feet again and could give them plenty to think about.
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5th

2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Robinstown

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

17

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 110y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Robinstown

10st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

14/1

4

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 186y

16:45 Thurles

Robinstown

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Navan maiden hurdle winner a year ago and has improved going up in trip this season with narrow defeats last twice at Fairyhouse and Punchestown; up another 2lb but looks likely to go close once again.

9/4

12/1

Form: 4/527-

Last run: 267 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Has hit the crossbar on three occasions and placed five times in all without collecting in thirteen starts; two point' runs since joining present source should have him well fired up and not one to be ignored here with a first-time tongue-tie now tried.
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15th

2

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Kellyiscool

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: D McNamara

16-race maiden tailed off over fences at Clonmel 18 days ago; probably needs a bit further than this though, particularly on this ground; wears first-time hood.

33/1

12th

7

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Kellyiscool

11st 12lb

J: Ian Power

T: D McNamara

Placed five times over hurdles and did well to reach the money as 40-1 chance on his chasing debut at Gowran; however, he looks safely held by Duchess Ravenwaves on that running.

20/1

3rd

7

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:35 Gowran Park

Kellyiscool

12st 0lb

J: Ian Power

T: D McNamara

Placed five times over hurdles but not a strong contender on his chasing debut; down the field in a handicap hurdle at Limerick last time, after running in a couple of point-to-points, saddle slipped first occasion, unplaced on other.

50/1

Form: /9526-

Last run: 300 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Modest enough effort over fences when last seen out at Gowran; had previously posted a close second on heavy ground over hurdles at Cork, a run if replicated here, could see him go close, although that effort a year ago now and potential to be short of fitness here.
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1st

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:10 Navan

Dont Go Yet

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Edward Cawley

Now 0-13 and didn't get beyond the first on handicap chase debut at Gowran last month; remains unexposed over fences but others with more obvious appeal.

14/1

6

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:40 Gowran Park

Dont Go Yet

11st 6lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Went close in a handicap hurdle off 104 last winter; unexposed as a chaser but career-best needed.

16/1

6th

5

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Dont Go Yet

12st 0lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Went close in a handicap hurdle here off 104 last winter; never involved on his chase debut on his only subsequent start of last term; may have needed the run over hurdles on return last month but has a fair amount to find on his second start over fences here.

20/1

Form: 1/9

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
French Flat/hurdle winner failed to make a lasting impression when last seen out in May on his Irish/stable debut at Punchestown when 40's; needs to have raised his game another few notches.
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3rd

8

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Wexford

Francois

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

Shaped well when second at Limerick two starts ago but difficult to fancy in this company after pulling up at Punchestown latest.

33/1

15

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Francois

11st 9lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

2nd

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

15:38 Limerick

Francois

11st 11lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

16/1

Form: 03-0

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Outran huge odds when third in a maiden here on second of three starts; long way below that level when tailed off at Wexford last time out and has it to prove now.
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28

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Chosen Diamond

10st 2lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Edward Cawley

Another possible runner for the trainer of West Is Awake; managed a good run in third behind Memory Of Youth here on his penultimate start; third reserve.

8th

12

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:48 Navan

Chosen Diamond

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Big run off 1lb lower at Fairyhouse last month; yard had a winner last week; live chance.

6/1

3rd

11

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Chosen Diamond

11st 3lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Showed ability in a Limerick maiden hurdle in March; well beaten twice since including on his handicap debut at Limerick; others preferred.

33/1

11/1

Form: 330027

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Looked a winner waiting to happen when second at Clonmel over an extended 2m3f on penultimate start; not as good in the interim at Thurles, but not far away either, and more testing ground here in his favour.
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2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Gali Flight

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

10-race maiden; not beaten far when fourth in a Wexford novice earlier this month and even better form when runner-up at Thurles on his penultimate start; good-looking mark now back in a handicap.

6/1

4th

10

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Gali Flight

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

2nd

5

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

Gali Flight

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Promising second in a handicap at Clonmel over an extended 2m3f three starts ago; unplaced at this venue and at Limerick on last two starts; others have better credentials in a maiden like this.

20/1

Form: 613000 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Big price on his last couple of starts and ran accordingly; form of old suggests capable of a good deal better and if willing to overlook latest lapses, could suit the more adventurous, but has to be considered risky.
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10th

11

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Longacre Square

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

107-rated hurdler hasn't shown enough on first two starts over fences to warrant consideration here.

66/1

14th

9

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Longacre Square

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won claiming hurdle at Clonmel in September but hasn't managed to build on that for this yard; was well beaten when coming down on chase debut at Tramore two weeks ago.

33/1

3

1st Jan 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 90y

14:55 Tramore

Longacre Square

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Has been poor over hurdles recently, including behind a stablemate at Limerick five days ago; needs a major revival on chasing debut.

8/1

Form: 474

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Unexposed handicap debutant bumped into a high-class operator when a remote fourth in a Cork soft ground maiden latest on his third start; opening mark looks more than fair and could make a bold bid to defy lack of experience here; worth a close look.
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3rd

11

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

15:40 Naas

Neveradullmoment

10st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Ran no race when favourite on his handicap debut at Limerick last month; had shown plenty of promise in maiden company prior to that so can be forgiven one poor run; others preferred here though.

12/1

13th

15

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Neveradullmoment

11st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: J P Dempsey

Unexposed handicap debutant bumped into a high-class operator when a remote fourth in a Cork soft ground maiden latest on his third start; opening mark looks more than fair and could make a bold bid to defy lack of experience here; worth a close look.

12/1

4th

14

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:10 Cork

Neveradullmoment

12st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Fourth of 13 in a Wexford maiden hurdle on debut and built on that when only beaten roughly 3l in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; didn't shape like he wanted a drop in trip though.

20/1

10/1

Form: 06-195 D

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Tipperary maiden winner could be a fraction high in the ratings judging by his two runs in defeat in the interim, albeit, not disgraced on either occasion; ground also adds a little to concerns.
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9th

10

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:55 Tipperary

Summer Tide

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

14th

3

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Summer Tide

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

Tipperary maiden winner could be a fraction high in the ratings judging by his two runs in defeat in the interim, albeit, not disgraced on either occasion; ground also adds a little to concerns.

10/1

Form: 583070

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
The writing was on the wall a fair way from home at Punchestown; ability is there to surprise but he has not really used his best game for a while and hard to fancy.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

9

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

19:20 Downpatrick

Think Positive

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

40/1

16

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Think Positive

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: P J Rothwell

Third reserve; won Tramore maiden for Willie Mullins in 2019; one-time 120-rated hurdler, now down to 87 but hard to fancy on recent form.

28

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Think Positive

12st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: P J Rothwell

Form: 110-61 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Silky smooth winner off a mark of 97 over fences at Clonmel 25-days ago; good record over hurdles (4-10) with today's rider already bagging a victory on him; 8lb higher mark than latest winning mark over hurdles all the same so no straightforward task.
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7th

17

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Hilltop Supreme

10st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: D E Fitzgerald

16/1

4th

5

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:50 Limerick

Hilltop Supreme

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: D E Fitzgerald

Gained a first chase win at Clonmel in December but lost his way since and tailed off over fences on his last two starts; looks largely reliant on first-time cheekpieces sparking a revival and needs to prove he's as effective at this trip too.

16/1

8

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:32 Navan

Hilltop Supreme

10st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: D E Fitzgerald

Career best when winning a novice handicap chase at Clonmel in December but unseated over hurdles next time and tailed off in two recent chase starts from his revised mark; needs to prove he's as effective at this trip; wears first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €2118.00
Straight Forecast €1819.70
Tricast €15983.70
Trifecta €3689.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Neveradullmoment

The Irish Sun:

Captain Conby

TOPSPEED:

Present Road

SPOTLIGHT:

Donkey Years

POSTDATA:

Neveradullmoment