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13:10 Limerick

Soft

BetVictor Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 5m 21s
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BetVictor Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 9P-753

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler/chaser, successful four times; at the veteran stage now, but showed good form when third in a recent handicap chase at Fairyhouse; has a light weight here, reduced by rider's claim; capable of making his presence felt for in-form team.

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10

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 77y

14:05 Thurles

Spare Brakes

11st 3lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: V C Ward

Five wins for Robert Tyner; 13-year-old pulled up on all three starts for his current trainer and makes no appeal.

50/1

6

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:37 Fairyhouse

Spare Brakes

11st 11lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: V C Ward

Five-time winner was poor over fences when last seen and looks best watched on return.

33/1

50/1

  • Place: £6.40

Form: 0010PP

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Poor form since a shock maiden hurdle win over 2m6f at Navan last summer; pulled-up last twice; makes no appeal.

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9

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:55 Southwell

Sight Nor Seen

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Put in fairly good front-running shift when fourth at Hexham (2m4f, good; first-time blinkers) last month but was pulled up when last in action and his overall profile remains unappealing; cheekpieces back on today; 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

0

12

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Sight Nor Seen

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Took big step back in right direction and put in fairly good front-running shift when fourth at Hexham (2m4f, good; first-time blinkers) three weeks ago but is effectively 4lb higher from out of the weights here and his overall profiles remains unappealing.

25/1

4th

13

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Sight Nor Seen

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Mike Sowersby

Very well handicapped on some of last year's Irish form but has been very disappointing for current stable since the autumn; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here.

33/1

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10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 613780 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Veteran eight-time winner; in good form last August; recent form not very appealing; asking a lot now at the age of 13.

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9

27th Jul 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:35 Limerick

My Manekineko

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Prolific winner; last two runs in claimers, with his latest effort nowhere near his best; probably vulnerable.

25/1

11th

11

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

My Manekineko

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

in rear throughout, mistake 8th, brief headway before 3 out, soon no impression

12/1

4th

9

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

My Manekineko

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

towards rear, pushed along and still plenty to do 2 out, ran on well from last, went fourth towards finish, nearest finish

16/1

Form: 0-9950

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner; well below best last time, not well suited by race conditions

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4th

7

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Aa Bee See

10st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Niall Madden

Three-time hurdles winner; well below best last time, not well suited by race conditions

12/1

19th

11

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Navan

Aa Bee See

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Niall Madden

Three-time hurdles winner; lightly raced in recent years; well beaten in a pair of beginners chases last May; decent effort at Naas on return to hurdling, but faces stiff task in the rematch with Never Off Duty.

16/1

5th

5

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:20 Naas

Aa Bee See

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Niall Madden

Three-time hurdle winner lightly raced in recent years; well beaten in a pair of beginners chases in May and best watched after eight months off.

33/1

Form: -F27P7

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Strike-rate is modest (1-22 hurdles, 1-15 over fences); has spent the last year over fences; plenty to find with Spare Brakes on the basis of a recent clash.

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7th

18

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; an 11yo who has still won six of his last nine races (all staying handicap hurdles) but he bled from the nose when pulled up behind Gwennie May Boy at Uttoxeter last time and this race looks too hot.

33/1

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Classic Concorde

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; some feat for an 11yo to have won six of his last eight starts (all staying handicap hurdles) and at his best in the mud, as he showed with an ultra-game defeat of Supremely West at Chepstow three weeks ago; has earned his career-high mark (up 7lb for last time) and there's no knocking him.

14/1

1st

12

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; five wins last August-December, the last of which was over C&D (soft) at Christmas; up a further 7lb to another career-high mark at Huntingdon (good to soft) one month ago when that superb sequence came to an end and the scale of his defeat was concerning; needs to bounce back with another career best, aged 11.

20/1

Form: 835300

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner on Flat during his young days with John Gosden; 0-8 over hurdles; recent handicap form raises doubts, but his official rating of 113 gives him strong prospects in a contest of this standard.

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11

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 199y

13:20 Thurles

Sevenna Star

11st 12lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

in touch with leaders

33/1

10

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Clonmel

Sevenna Star

11st 12lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

Neither effort in beginners chases in October much to write home about; others preferred.

33/1

Form: -46209

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Only one win from 32 starts over hurdles, placed nine times; form lacked consistency in 2021.

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3

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Room To Roam

11st 13lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Model of consistency this summer and rewarded for that consistency at Sligo last month when clear from two out in 2m5f handicap on soft; 8lb rise takes him to career-high chase mark so more needed.

5/1

1st

1

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

16:30 Sligo

Room To Roam

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

jumped well, raced in second early, lost second but prominent after 1st, went second again 5th, led after 8th

7/2

4th

3

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

17:10 Downpatrick

Room To Roam

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear

9/2

Form: 096580

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has been running over fences to little effect; ordinary hurdles form as indicated by official rating of 92; unlikely to feature

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6th

3

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Clonguile Way

11st 12lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Runner-up in the 4m Borders National at Kelso in December; tailed off over a shorter trip at the same venue last month; managed a creditable fourth behind Stealthy Tom over 3m1f here in February; potentially has the beating of several of these rivals on that running given that he stays well.

8/1

Form: P5-P00

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Versatile six-time winner; a long way below his best in seven outings in 2021; hard to have any faith in his ability to run up to his official rating of 117 which gives him a good chance in theory; blinkered for the first time.

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13th

14

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Prospectus

10st 9lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Thomas Coyle

Hasn't won over hurdles for more than five years; tailed off in four starts this winter and hard to recommend at present.

50/1

9th

8

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Prospectus

10st 10lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Thomas Coyle

Versatile six-time winner; a long way below his best in seven outings in 2021; hard to have any faith in his ability to run up to his official rating of 117 which gives him a good chance in theory; blinkered for the first time.

7/1

12th

10

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 30y

13:55 Punchestown

Prospectus

11st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Thomas Coyle

Useful performer the latest of whose six wins came over fences at Down Royal last year; fair fifth over hurdles at Ballinrobe in the spring but tailed off at Cork earlier this month; tongue-tie combined with usual headgear.

50/1

Form: U00

Last run: 130 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Has struggled in two maiden hurdle outings, impossible to make a case for her; tongue-tie on now.

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15

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Miss Laura

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Showed notable improvement when second over 2m6f at Ballinrobe last month; each-way chance if that progress is sustained.

6/1

2nd

12

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Miss Laura

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

prominent early, in touch with leaders 3rd, headway and went third 3 out, not fluent 2 out, chased clear leader approaching last, kept on run-in, no match for winner

25/1

Form: 6UP/0-

Last run: 551 days

W: 10st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Most recent of his five wins was for Harry Fry at Bangor in 2017; found Irish handicaps too demanding during his time with Arthur Moore; faces stiff task here after long absence.

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11th

10

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Dashing Oscar

10st 8lb

J: Harry Cleary

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Most recent of his five wins was for Harry Fry at Bangor in 2017; found Irish handicaps too demanding during his time with Arthur Moore; faces stiff task here after long absence.

40/1

Form: 790

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Nothing in his three runs to suggest that he can make an impact in a race like this.

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12th

2

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Clancys Spirit

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Offered nothing to suggest he can win a maiden hurdle.

200/1

1

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Clancys Spirit

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Nothing in his three runs to suggest that he can make an impact in a race like this.

100/1

14th

6

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:24 Fairyhouse

Clancys Spirit

11st 6lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Only beat one home in a bumper on debut and tailed off when 80-1 for a maiden hurdle last month; plenty to prove.

100/1

Form: 0/4824

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Two poor bumper runs, but has shown a degree of promise on all three attempts over hurdles; best effort when runner-up at Clonmel on penultimate start (winner placed in handicaps since); Down Royal fourth was respectable enough; appeals as a relatively unexposed sort.

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2

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Free Nelson

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Gordon Elliott

Two poor bumper runs, but has shown a degree of promise on all three attempts over hurdles; best effort when runner-up at Clonmel on penultimate start (winner placed in handicaps since); Down Royal fourth was respectable enough; appeals as a relatively unexposed sort.

9/4

4th

5

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Free Nelson

11st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Best run yet when runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Clonmel last month but will need to take his form to a new level to land this; place claims.

3/1

2nd

5

11th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 82y

12:15 Clonmel

Free Nelson

11st 10lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Ran once for Peter Fahey in 2019; raced freely and reported as a difficult ride when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Listowel on his comeback; flopped when second-favourite for Fairyhouse bumper won by Ambitious Fellow

4/1

Form: 5804P-

Last run: 378 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Last five races before a break were over fences; not a likely contender after a year off.

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10th

14

26th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Tomeric

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

His best form has come over hurdles including a Roscommon maiden win in 2019; may have needed the run last time on return from a layoff; may fare better in this company.

14/1

6

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Tomeric

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Last five races before a break were over fences; not a likely contender after a year off.

20/1

Form: 50-98

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point winner; bumper and hurdles form well short of the standard needed now; first reserve.

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11

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:51 Clonmel

Oh Dear Me

11st 1lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Thomas Dowling

Point winner with modest racecourse form; no threat when falling two out in a maiden at Fairyhouse last month; stable had a winner on the AW at Dundalk last month.

25/1

9

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Fairyhouse

Oh Dear Me

10st 13lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Thomas Dowling

Point winner; bumper and hurdles form not good enough to inspire confidence at this stage.

50/1

15

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Oh Dear Me

10st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Thomas Dowling

Point winner; bumper and hurdles form well short of the standard needed now; first reserve.

Form: 2-P637 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences for Philip Rothwell; ran well when third at Navan on penultimate start; set to make belated hurdles debut; second reserve.

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4

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Enduring Love

10st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

Weakened when favourite at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) last month but that was after two runner-up efforts including in a marathon handicap at this track; now drops back to 2m5f but he's versatile trip-wise and has claims if he can get back near his best; 2lb out of the weights.

4/1

6th

1

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Enduring Love

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, led before 2nd, ridden when headed before 2 out

7/4

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Free Nelson

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sevenna Star

TOPSPEED:

Room To Roam

POSTDATA:

Spare Brakes

The Irish Sun:

My Manekineko