February 01 / 13.40 Limerick

13.40 Limerick Soft

Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 17 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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9th

4

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Earths Furies

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

12th

9

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Earths Furies

11st 12lb

J: Mr M J M O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Gained first chase win at Limerick in December before winning over hurdles back at that venue in February; would need to take form to new level on cross-country debut.

25/1

13th

6

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:10 Thurles

Earths Furies

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Winner over fences at Limerick over Christmas and capitalised on his lower hurdle mark back at that venue last month; up 8lb and might prefer softer ground than what is likely.

6/1

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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1st

11

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Half Shot

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Made stable debut at Kelso (2m6f, good to soft) recently and his 21l third of nine wasn't a bad performance given that he raced freely; today's drop back in trip can help but he could do with settling better if he's break his duck under rules at the 18th time of asking.

14/1

3rd

3

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Half Shot

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won a point in 2020 but he is 0-11 over hurdles and 0-5 over fences, all in Ireland; usually hooded; most form makes him look very vulnerable but he was runner-up twice last spring (once at 2m6f) and also this February on penultimate start; others preferred.

8/1

4th

1

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Clonmel

Half Shot

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Norman Lee

Yet to win on the track but handles soft ground well, as he showed when second at Limerick last time; should not be too far away.

8/1

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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9th

21

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Donnrua Dream

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Started in handicap hurdles off a low base; was showing consistent form before fourth over fences on latest; now 5lb higher than for narrow Wexford win over 2m on heavy; has also won over 2m5f, so no worries about the trip.

12/1

4th

4

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 36y

16:03 Clonmel

Donnrua Dream

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Second of four runners for yard; now rated 106 after doubling his hurdle tally when winning a Wexford novices' handicap (2m; hvy) earlier this month; respected on chasing debut, so check market.

6/1

1st

5

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Donnrua Dream

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has improved since handicapping, winning on handicap debut at Limerick (heavy, 2m5f) and not beaten far twice since; however, seems to have plenty of stamina and 2m might not be ideal for him here; up another 2lb.

6/1

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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4th

10

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Problem Solver

11st 2lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Augustine Leahy

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.

12/1

8th

11

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Problem Solver

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Augustine Leahy

Handicap debutant stepped up quite an amount when sixth at Clonmel (2m); locally-trained gelding could be on a lenient enough mark and is well worth a close look.

16/1

6th

7

2nd Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:30 Clonmel

Problem Solver

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Augustine Leahy

Not disgraced in a pair of maiden hurdles here and at Cork last twice but more needed.

20/1

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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5

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:20 Cork

Coconut Tudor

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

10/1

2nd

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

13:55 Limerick

Coconut Tudor

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

14/1

5th

9

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Coconut Tudor

11st 6lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Gerard Kelleher

Runner-up when producing a promising debut at Clonmel a year ago; didn't build on that but left some poor efforts behind when fifth of 14 on handicap debut on his penultimate start; however, tailed off again back at Clonmel since.

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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11th

9

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Was only beaten 8l on return from a year off at Limerick in February and probably bounced back over fences last time when pulled up (stopped quickly); needs to prove he's as good on quicker ground but feasibly treated and can go well here.

16/1

4

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:50 Limerick

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Got his head back in front when gaining first chase win in a Punchestown beginners' last season; not a bad run when beaten roughly 8l in a handicap hurdle on return from 13 months off 40 days ago; while entitled to come on for that run, he seems on a tough mark back over the larger obstacles.

6/1

7th

2

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Owl Creek Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

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

7/1

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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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

8th

9

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Harry Do Brasil

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Eamon Courtney

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.

10/1

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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9th

7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:45 Kilbeggan

Little Token

11st 8lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

12th

7

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:03 Limerick

Little Token

11st 9lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

Gained a deserved success in Clonmel mares handicap last month on heavy ground; bit out of her depth since in C&D mares' conditions event but arguably a career-best effort; respected back in handicap company.

9/1

5th

4

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:16 Limerick

Little Token

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

Gained a deserved success in a mares handicap hurdle at Clonmel earlier this month; much bigger task here and very much up against it at the weights but unlikely to disgrace herself.

25/1

16/1

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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5th

14

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Royal Rhythm

11st 3lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Well beaten in a handicap hurdle here last month; back to form when a decent fourth in a Fairyhouse contest last month; each-way claims.

7/1

4th

17

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 70y

15:43 Fairyhouse

Royal Rhythm

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

12-race maiden and struggling for form so far this term; career-low mark at least.

33/1

10th

14

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Royal Rhythm

10st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: P J Rothwell

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

16/1

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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13th

23

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

13:50 Cork

Cahirmee

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Brian O’Keeffe

20

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Cahirmee

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Brian O’Keeffe

17

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Cahirmee

11st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Poor form in maiden and handicap company; makes little appeal here.

50/1

4/1

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

13th
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Grey Habit

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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16th

16

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Grey Habit

11st 1lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: R Donohoe

Veteran's Fairyhouse second was much better in February but flopped latest and little appeal.

33/1

10th

14

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:55 Cork

Grey Habit

11st 3lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: R Donohoe

Best form in Fairyhouse handicaps, winning over 2m on heavy in 2020 and more recently got 3m well when staying-on second on soft in February; effectively brought down on latest so that run best ignored; could find this ground on the quick side.

10/1

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

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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