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Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 35s
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Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 027215 C BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Promoted to 105 over fences after winning here after Christmas; run may have come too soon when fifth under a fixed penalty here only three days later; more mature now than when last running over hurdles; could feature off 94,

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5th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Earths Furies

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

raced in second, soon pressed leader, led narrowly 5th, mistake and headed 9th, weakened from 3 out

50/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: -59007

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Twice second over fences last season; hurdles form is not particularly encouraging, not in the first six in three attempts this season.

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4th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Half Shot

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won in fine style at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is just 3lb higher today; however, he hasn't been at the same level on his three starts since and was pulled up last time; this 10yo needs to get back on track.

25/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -59001 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Appreciated testing conditions when scoring 33-1 C&D win on handicap debut five weeks ago; 9lb higher now, but chance has to be take seriously, especially since his rider claims a very useful 7lb allowance.

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5th

15

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Killarney

Donnrua Dream

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner was poor in two novice chases before shaping with some promise on handicap debut at Kilbeggan; cheekpieces are tried now and is one to consider, especially if market strength.

8/1

15

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Donnrua Dream

11st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form: -84768

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Beaten in excess of 40l in eighth over 2m3f at this track on handicap debut; perhaps worth noting he was sent off at single-figure odds then, may do better.

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2nd

1

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Problem Solver

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Augustine Leahy

Fourth over 2m5f here in February; needed every yard of this trip when scoring at Tipperary last month and locally-trained contender is open to further improvement.

7/2

15

27th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:05 Clonmel

Problem Solver

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Augustine Leahy

Just bits and pieces of form before much improved to win over this trip at Tipperary early this month, relishing step up in trip to get up late; 3lb out of handicap here so good bit more required to follow up.

9/1

1st

8

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Tipperary

Problem Solver

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Augustine Leahy

in touch with leaders, close up when not fluent and pushed along briefly 4 out, headway 3 out, pushed along and went second before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, ran on after last, led towards finish (trainer said, regarding the apparent improved form shown, that the race got away from the gelding on good ground over two and a half miles at killarney whereas today the gelding was ridden handy in a steadier run race over three miles with his best work being done at the finish. jockey said gelding got squeezed at the last bend)

14/1

Form: 2F-767

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Started career brightly with Clonmel second last March; needs to find that level again; recent Thurles run not particularly reassuring.

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0

9

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:22 Market Rasen

Coconut Tudor

10st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Derek Shaw

Failed to show much for John Mackie last season and the same again in two runs for this yard; now tongue tied.

20/1

7th

7

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:05 Market Rasen

Coconut Tudor

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Ex-Irish maiden; didn't show a great deal for John Mackie last season (four runs) and was pulled up on recent stable debut.

33/1

0

5

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:58 Worcester

Coconut Tudor

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Maiden; runner-up twice over hurdles in Ireland but hasn't produced a great deal in four British starts (for John Mackie), the latest in a chase; better required on stable debut if he's to figure.

20/1

Form: 40-803 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Excuses for her poor hurdles run at Fairyhouse (bad mistake at first, badly hampered at second); fair third over fences at Cork since then.

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3rd

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Quarry Girl

11st 0lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

14

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

18:30 Wexford

Quarry Girl

11st 8lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Third reserve; decent Clonmel second two starts back gives her claims but ideally wants it softer and this trip could stretch her.

6th

10

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Quarry Girl

11st 7lb

J: Mr Damien Skehan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Improving with each of her three starts over fences and emerged with credit from latest second to Enduring Love (beaten 1.5l in third since at Clonmel); stable in good form and looks one of the leading players.

9/2

Form: /84P1- CD

Last run: 380 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2018; absent since Punchestown beginners' chase win over a year ago; merits respect

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8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:50 Thurles

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

midfield

20/1

1

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

14:40 Clonmel

Owl Creek Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Not a bad sort on his day; off the track for a year after winning a Punchestown beginners chase in early 2021 and has struggled to find a trace of his best form; others preferred.

20/1

8th

8

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E McNamara

Not much encouragement from chasing starts this year and blinkers tried.

33/1

Form: 0-00P4

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Huge price when producing an improved display in a 2m3f maiden at this venue in November; hard to be sure if longer trip will suit.

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12

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:05 Listowel

Harry Do Brasil

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Eamon Courtney

in rear, became detached soon after start, joined main group 2nd, became detached when mistake 4 out, soon pulled up

33/1

6

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Harry Do Brasil

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Eamon Courtney

92-rated maiden hurdler hard to see him having an impact on chasing debut.

66/1

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Harry Do Brasil

11st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eamon Courtney

Not a bad effort on handicap debut last time at Limerick but a bit more is still needed off the same mark.

7/1

Form: 35-275

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

0-16 over hurdles; has managed some fair form in maidens, including Cork second last October; may yet pick up a minor race

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7th

17

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 110y

17:40 Tramore

Little Token

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: J P O’Keeffe

First reserve; over two years since her sole success at Clonmel although definite encouragement from recent Limerick effort; this trip her limit.

5th

15

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Little Token

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

Over two years since her sole success at Clonmel; best run last year was at this venue; hard to fancy based on her last two starts.

16/1

10th

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Little Token

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

never better than midfield, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out)

12/1

Form: 4-40P4

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Beaten just a shade over 20l when fourth over 3m at this venue last time; needs to recapture last season's best form.

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4th

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Royal Rhythm

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

8/1

2nd

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Royal Rhythm

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, headway before 4 out, went second before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

100/30

Form: 0607-

Last run: 310 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Beaten a minimum of 48l in four maiden hurdle outings in the opening three months of last year; very hard to make a case for him; tongue-tie on for handicap debut

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16

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Cahirmee

10st 13lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

prominent on inner, bad mistake 7th, went second and pressed leader 9th, pushed along and weakened home turn, pulled up 2 out

16/1

16

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Clonmel

Cahirmee

10st 13lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Improved effort when an admittedly well-beaten third in a 2m3f handicap hurdle here last month; well worth a go at this trip and well capable of a bold showing.

7/1

3rd

17

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 193y

16:00 Clonmel

Cahirmee

10st 11lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

First reserve; continues to struggle off this basement mark and drops in trip here.

Form: 2P/652

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Best effort when second over C&D in March 2019; has improved with each start since retuning from very long absence; beaten 18l in second in handicap chase at Punchestown just over two weeks ago.

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11

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Be My Dream

10st 0lb

J: Miss R Murphy

T: J R Finn

16

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Be My Dream

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: J R Finn

Second reserve; maiden after 18 starts over hurdles and fences but placed four times; dropping down the handicap but clearly needs more.

12

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Be My Dream

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: J R Finn

17-race maiden; second in a C&D handicap hurdle in 2019; already having her seventh run of the year over hurdles and fences; inconsistent but capable at her best.

14/1

Form: /P3F-8

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Veteran mare, 1-16 over hurdles; was entitled to need the run here five weeks ago after ten months off; blinkered now; second reserve.

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11th

15

13th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Grey Habit

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: R Donohoe

never better than mid-division, didn't jump with fluency, pushed along briefly after 7th, ridden and weakened 3 out, never going well (jockey said mare never travelled during the race)

16/1

Form: 9006

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Improved on previous maiden form when sixth over 2m3f here at Christmas; could go well on his handicap debut.

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12th

12

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Clonmel

Ballyegan Park

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Improved on previous maiden form when sixth over 2m3f at Limerick over Christmas but plum last there on his handicap debut two weeks ago; tongue-tie tried today.

25/1

14th

12

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Ballyegan Park

10st 13lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Improved on previous maiden form when sixth over 2m3f here at Christmas; could go well on his handicap debut.

8/1

8

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:50 Punchestown

Ballyegan Park

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Limerick sixth on his fourth maiden starts indicated improvement; more needed now in his first handicap.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 400415 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ayr winner on better ground in November; fair fifth behind today's rival Donnrua Dream over C&D last time but by no means certain to turn the tables now

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1

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Ask Blossomfort

12st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Brian Francis Cawley

Ayr winner on better ground in November; fair fifth behind today's rival Donnrua Dream over C&D last time but by no means certain to turn the tables now

8/1

5th

1

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Ask Blossomfort

12st 0lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: Brian Francis Cawley

Bolted in at Ayr in a mares handicap latest in a race run at a good clip; has clearly turned the corner since finishing off the pace on her last start in handicap grade back home off a mark 12lb lower than today's; worth checking out.

11/2

1st

5

16th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Ask Blossomfort

11st 1lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Brian Francis Cawley

Well held on her handicap debut at Killarney in August but was a bit better at Cork last time when beaten 18l into fourth (of 19) in a 2m4f maiden on soft to heavy ground; each-way claims.

14/1

Form: 08/F06

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Due to run in the 3.50 at Punchestown on Monday; little worthwhile form; first reserve.

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9th

9

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, pushed along and lost ground quickly home turn, weakened 3 out, soon eased, tailed off

11/2

11

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

disputed lead, led after 1st, bad mistake and fell 2nd

8/1

3rd

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:35 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

jumped left on occasions, led, hit 7th, ridden after 2 out, headed after last, no extra when lost second towards finish

20/1

Form: 008-0

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has shown nothing in maidens; tailed off on stable/seasonal debut at Naas; third reserve.

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21

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 115y

16:10 Punchestown

Windmill Lady

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Has shown nothing in maidens; tailed off on stable and seasonal debut at Naas; little chance from 8lb out of the handicap.

50/1

17

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Windmill Lady

10st 8lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Has shown nothing in maidens; tailed off on stable/seasonal debut at Naas; third reserve.

15th

22

16th Dec 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 187y

12:15 Naas

Windmill Lady

11st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Tailed off in a trio of starts so far; new yard returning from 245 days off.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €449.00
Straight Forecast €468.90
Tricast €1333.50
Trifecta €2420.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Earths Furies

POSTDATA:

Ask Blossomfort

The Irish Sun:

Be My Dream

RP Ratings (IRE):

Earths Furies