December 28 / 12.20 Limerick

12.20 Limerick Heavy

Keith Lynch Memorial Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6321.43
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 21 runners
  • Win time: 4m 21s
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Keith Lynch Memorial Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1- D

Last run: 290 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Did well to come from last to first when winning a Navan bumper on debut in March; new yard and might be at his very best over further but he's interesting on his return; wears first-time tongue-tie.
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5th

2

(6)

23rd May 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 13y

18:00 Roscommon

Gatsby Grey

10st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Oliver McKiernan

2nd

2

26th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Punchestown

Gatsby Grey

11st 12lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Navan bumper winner last season; made a winning debut for this yard in a Limerick maiden hurdle in December; out of his depth in Grade 1 novice won by Sir Gerhard at the Dublin Racing Festival; also found Grade 3 company too demanding on two occasions before winning readily when sights lowered at Navan; officially rated 20lb inferior to Sir Gerhard.

20/1

1st

3

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:05 Naas

Gatsby Grey

11st 9lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a Navan bumper on debut for Declan Queally last season; made an immediate impact for this team when winning a Limerick maiden hurdle in December; out of his depth in Grade 1 novice won by Sir Gerhard at the Dublin Racing Festival; sights now lowered after two Grade 3 attempts.

4/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2240-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Only found one too good on his first couple of starts but didn't really kick on from that subsequently; third of 20 on return but beaten 30l; has something to find on form.
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4th

6

6th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Kings Keeper

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

9/4

9

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Kings Keeper

11st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has been consistent in maiden hurdles so far; needs to up his game but this is perhaps easier than previous assignments; yard is in good form and he's one to keep in mind.

7/2

3rd

6

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Kings Keeper

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Consistent in bumpers/maiden hurdles so far; distant runner-up again at Down Royal last time and that form has a solid look about it; bit more required here but yard are hitting form and he's one to consider.

2/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 43

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a point built on a promising Rules debut at Fairyhouse when third of 22 in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; form has been boosted by the runner-up winning since and this rider is value for his 3lb claim; should be involved.
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2

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:10 Downpatrick

Monkstreet

11st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Gordon Elliott

Has come up against a couple of useful horses in maiden hurdles and has run with credit; return to less testing ground after his last two starts will suit and he probably has a favourite's chance.

11/8

5th

4

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 85y

13:35 Gowran Park

Monkstreet

11st 12lb

J: Jennifer Torrens

T: Gordon Elliott

Comes here on the back of a pair of solid runs in 2m maiden hurdles at Punchestown and Limerick; step up in trip could suit although probably has a bit to find with stablemate Sam's Choice.

9/2

3rd

11

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Monkstreet

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in a point built on a promising Rules debut at Fairyhouse when third of 22 in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; form has been boosted by the runner-up winning since and this rider is value for his 3lb claim; should be involved.

5/2

Form: 24-

Last run: 268 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Improved on his point form when runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Clonmel on Rules bow last term and similar level of form when fourth of 18 in a Cork bumper in April; more required in this deeper race; off 268 days.
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4th

7

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Toofareastiswest

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Eoghan O’Grady

1st

17

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

13:55 Limerick

Toofareastiswest

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Eoghan O’Grady

10/1

12

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Improved on his point form when runner-up in a 2m maiden hurdle at Clonmel last March; similar level of form when fourth of 18 in a 2m3f Cork bumper in April; returned from a break to post another satisfactory fourth in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Limerick.

10/1

20/1

Form: 7-

Last run: 379 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Seventh of 19 in a Naas maiden hurdle on debut just over a year ago but was tailed off and entitled to need this return; plenty to find on form.
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9th

7

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Navan

Petit King

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Edward Cawley

Looked to be running out of stamina over 2m4f before a last-flight faller at Gowran last month, having previously shaped nicely in a Punchestown maiden; remains a potential improver back in trip here.

7/1

11

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 40y

14:55 Gowran Park

Petit King

11st 0lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Would have finished closer without a mistake at the last at Limerick on return and looked in need of a step up in trip when fourth of 21 at Punchestown last month; likely improver on handicap debut here.

17/2

4th

15

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Punchestown

Petit King

12st 0lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Returned from a year's absence to run a race of some promise in a Limerick maiden hurdle last month; each-way chance here.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dylan Thomas mare; closely related to 2m4f/2m6f hurdle winner Eamon High and 2m3f hurdle winner Westernerona; dam 2m3f bumper/dual 2m4f hurdle winner but refused last two starts, half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Mr Champers; warrants a market check but likely to need a bit further.
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9th

4

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

19:55 Clonmel

Lizrona

11st 10lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: Henry De Bromhead

9th

13

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

13:20 Clonmel

Lizrona

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Did some decent late work at the finish of a 2m Limerick maiden hurdle two weeks ago; step up in trip likely to suit and could give a bold showing.

10/1

3rd

9

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Lizrona

11st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Noted staying on towards the finish over C&D first time out; should improve but may need further.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Califet gelding; cost 15,000Euros as a foal and 42,000Euros as 3yo; half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Fawsley Spirit; dam unraced sister to 2m-3m hurdle/very useful chase winner Beg To Differ; probably needs further and tough ask for a newcomer.
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13th

7

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:21 Clonmel

McGrath From Clune

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Seventh of 18 on debut at Limerick showed there was something to work on but much more required here and probably needs further.

40/1

7th

10

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

McGrath From Clune

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Robert Tyner

Califet gelding; cost 15,000Euros as a foal and 42,000Euros as 3yo; half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Fawsley Spirit; dam unraced sister to 2m-3m hurdle/very useful chase winner Beg To Differ; probably needs further and tough ask for a newcomer.

50/1

Form: 00

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held at big odds in two maiden hurdles this summer; off 205 days and probably more of a handicap prospect at this point.
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7th

2

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Limerick

Five Buttons

11st 10lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

Showed nothing in maidens but respectable handicap debut fifth at Punchestown.

3/1

5th

10

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Five Buttons

10st 8lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

Nothing of note in maidens; would need to see market support.

50/1

8th

4

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Five Buttons

11st 6lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

Well held at big odds in two maiden hurdles this summer; off 205 days and probably more of a handicap prospect at this point.

25/1

150/1

Form: 9-00

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in a trio of starts and impossible to recommend.
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12th

11

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Mustafa

10st 13lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: John J Walsh

13th

5

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:28 Clonmel

Mustafa

11st 8lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Has been well beaten in a bumper and three maiden hurdles but there was mild promise at Limerick last time; worth a market check on handicap debut.

16/1

9th

12

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Mustafa

11st 6lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Tailed off in a trio of starts and impossible to recommend.

150/1

50/1

Form: 50-0

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Only beaten 12l on debut but he's been tailed off twice since and made errors back over hurdles at Cork last time.
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6

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Match The Man

11st 7lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: James Grace

Decent hurdling debut in 2020 but was well below that level in three efforts this season back after an absence; best watched unless market says otherwise.

25/1

20th

11

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Punchestown

Match The Man

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: James Grace

Showed ability on his debut in a Limerick maiden hurdle 14 months ago; no trace of that since returning from a year's absence and best watched for now.

66/1

10th

9

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Match The Man

11st 6lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: James Grace

Only beaten 12l on debut but he's been tailed off twice since and made errors back over hurdles at Cork last time.

50/1

Form: 5/353-

Last run: 439 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Best effort yet when third of 13 in a Tramore maiden hurdle when last seen in 2020; didn't shape like he wanted a drop in trip though and probably best watched on return from 439 days off.
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6th

1

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 85y

13:35 Gowran Park

For Talks Sake

12st 0lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: Paul Nolan

Point-to-point winner has shown promise under Rules, notably good third in decent Tramore maiden over this trip; almost certainly needed the run on return from 439-day absence at Limerick over Christmas so step forward a possibility here in first-time tongue tie; tough task nonetheless.

7/1

11th

5

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

For Talks Sake

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Paul Nolan

Best effort yet when third of 13 in a Tramore maiden hurdle when last seen in 2020; didn't shape like he wanted a drop in trip though and probably best watched on return from 439 days off.

14/1

Form: 0

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Useful on the Flat early in his career; however, struggled on the level this term and can't be recommended after a low-key hurdle debut last week when 150-1.
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9

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:20 Cork

Lustrous Light

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: J Motherway

66/1

10th

1

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Lustrous Light

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J Motherway

Won twice on the Flat in 2016; missed all of 2020 and really struggled for form since; tailed off at huge prices in two runs in maiden hurdles so far.

100/1

12th

2

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Lustrous Light

12st 0lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: J Motherway

Useful on the Flat early in his career; however, struggled on the level this term and can't be recommended after a low-key hurdle debut last week when 150-1.

100/1

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Spanish Moon gelding; half-brother to French AQPS Flat winners Azimour (1m4f/12.5f) and Urgandzo (12.5f) and point winner Dorydalis; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/2m6f hurdle winner Liberty Flag; yard can ready one first time but this isn't an easy task.
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17th

7

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Gelisko

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Well-beaten all maidens over shorter; blinkers; not sure what to expect; yard going well since start of last season.

25/1

18

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Gelisko

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

13th

4

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Wexford

Gelisko

11st 12lb

J: Adam Williams

T: Paul Nolan

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdles so far at huge odds; back down in trip and best watched at present.

100/1

16/1

Form: 24

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Distant second when 80-1 for her debut at Down Royal and ran to the same sort of level when fourth at Thurles since, finishing a bit closer; this is tougher though.
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16

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Punchestown

Doyen Rose

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D M Christie

Remote second first time out at Down Royal in October; probably ran to the same sort of level when fourth at Thurles; raced keenly, did not jump well, and showed a tendency to hang to the left at Limerick.

33/1

14th

15

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Doyen Rose

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: D M Christie

Distant second when 80-1 for her debut at Down Royal and ran to the same sort of level when fourth at Thurles since, finishing a bit closer; this is tougher though.

16/1

4th

9

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

14:40 Thurles

Doyen Rose

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: D M Christie

Doyen mare is closely related to Hughie Morrison-trained bumper/hurdle/chase winner Sister Sybil and to point winner Minella Style; best of the remainder behind wide-margin winner Mighty Potter first time out at Down Royal; form probably best assessed with reference to the fourth Getupthemstairs who has been placed since.

6/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 302 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off at huge odds in two runs so far; hood on.
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15th

18

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Pride Of Lacken

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

Tailed off at huge odds in two runs so far; hood on.

150/1

Form: 80

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Poor form on the Flat and not much better over hurdles in two runs so far; didn't beat a rival last time.
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9

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:05 Wexford

Nicola’s Fancy

11st 3lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Poor form on the Flat and not much better over hurdles in three runs so far; hard to judge on that evidence on handicap debut, market may prove best guide.

16/1

16th

17

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Nicola’s Fancy

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Poor form on the Flat and not much better over hurdles in two runs so far; didn't beat a rival last time.

100/1

17

16th Dec 2021

Yielding

1m 7f 180y

12:50 Naas

Nicola’s Fancy

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Poor form on the Flat and no better on her first two starts over hurdles.

150/1

Form: /4/F3- BF

Last run: 360 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
French bumper winner who was only beaten 8l in a Grade 3 on debut for this yard; beaten at very short odds twice since in maiden hurdles last year; has looked like she wants further but hard to rule out for a yard in form; off 360 days.
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1

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Gjoumi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

8/1

2nd

2

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:16 Limerick

Gjoumi

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

French bumper winner has a tendency to race very keenly; left clear but would probably have won anyway at Gowran two weeks ago; probably has a favourite's chance and will be suited by this track but settling better would be ideal.

15/8

1st

3

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Gjoumi

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

French bumper winner; mixed results over hurdles since joining this yard and has run freely at times, which has cost her; fell on handicap debut at Wexford last week; rated 119 which gives her a strong chance in this company but needs to settle.

13/8

Form: 8-

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Promising eighth of debut in a Punchestown bumper and was sent off at just 7-2 that day; improvement likely if fully tuned up on return from 241 days off.
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9

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Golden Wonder’s

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Martin Brassil

8/1

2nd

4

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Leopardstown

Golden Wonder’s

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Martin Brassil

Probably more promise than bare result suggests on debut at Punchestown festival (SP 7-2) but likely would only have been placed at best when failing to get landing gear out at second last on hurdles bow at Limerick over Christmas; back in bumper now after nearly ten-week break; follow leads.

9/1

7

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Golden Wonder’s

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Promising eighth of debut in a Punchestown bumper and was sent off at just 7-2 that day; improvement likely if fully tuned up on return from 241 days off.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €427.00
Straight Forecast €342.90
Trifecta €836.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Monkstreet

The Irish Sun:

Gatsby Grey

RP Ratings (IRE):

Monkstreet

POSTDATA:

Monkstreet