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14:10 Limerick

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Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 28s
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Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £2.80

Form: -31559

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Not one of his better efforts at this venue in December but returned with a cut; generally fair form in 2021, highlighted by victory over 3m1f on good ground at Kilbeggan; cheekpieces on for first time.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

12

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Rock Of Tuskar

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

100/1

10th

14

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Naas

Rock Of Tuskar

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Dual handicap hurdle winner; has not cut much ice over fences to date and others look much more likely.

25/1

7th

5

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

15:45 Limerick

Rock Of Tuskar

10st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

always towards rear, lost touch before 2 out

12/1

15/8

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 85-081 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Runaway winner of a handicap chase at Punchestown; potentially well treated off this mark, just 5lb higher than when a promoted winner of a novice handicap hurdle at Cork in December 2020.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Feyan

11st 9lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

always behind, didn't always jump with fluency

16/1

0

5

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Feyan

11st 11lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Tailed off over fences when last seen and this is a tough ask on the back of a 488-day absence.

33/1

6

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Feyan

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Notable she was second over hurdles here in February for Robert Tyner; struggled on stable debut chasing at Listowel; hard to know what to expect now.

25/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 9809-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Yet to finish in nine starts over hurdles; has attracted market support on a few occasions but has failed to deliver; still a young horse, so should not be written off; first reserve.

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2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Sweet Will

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second

10/1

Form: 57-038

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in two bumpers; stepped up from hurdling debut when 10l third at Clonmel at Clonmel; not as good last time, but possibly has more potential for improvement than most of these rivals.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Old Soul

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

Unlucky to unseat two runs ago at Navan but was running well when falling last time at Leopardstown; the cheekpieces worn then are retained; be involved.

6/1

7

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Old Soul

11st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

raced in second, left in lead 9th, briefly headed 13th

6/1

Form: 34F063 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Only one win from 23 starts over hurdles; positives to be taken from close-up third at Tramore last time, though she has tended to reserve her best form for that venue.

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No Results Found

Form: 857240

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Some useful runs in bumpers and has shown ability over hurdles; good course C&D display when second in November, unplaced on two most recent starts.

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2nd

11

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:40 Clonmel

The Higher Road

11st 11lb

J: Mr D Kiely

T: John P O’Callaghan

Point winner; has shown plenty of promise from time to time, including when sixth in a Limerick handicap last time; not without a chance.

14/1

6th

4

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:10 Limerick

The Higher Road

11st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: John P O’Callaghan

Some useful runs in bumpers and has shown ability over hurdles; good course C&D display when second in November, unplaced on two most recent starts.

12/1

14th

11

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

The Higher Road

11st 9lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: John P O’Callaghan

Some useful runs in bumpers and has shown ability without yet getting her head in front over hurdles; needs to show more than 11 days ago at Clonmel over 2m4f but should enjoy this step up to 3m; expect her to show up well at a decent each-way price.

16/1

Form: 8-1303

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Dead-heat winner from out of the blue at Killarney last July; twice placed from three starts since then; capable of holding his own judged on third over 3m at this venue in November

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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Da Big Fella

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Eamon Courtney

Hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, best effort when second in Galway handicap over this trip in October; lots to find on most recent Down Royal run though.

11/2

7th

9

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Da Big Fella

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Is 1-15 over hurdles, 0-8 chasing; second at Galway in October was encouraging; lost a shoe in running at Punchestown; soundly beaten in fifth at Limerick.

8/1

Form: -P4549

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Better known as a four-time chase winner; 1-17 over hurdles, blinkered for first time now at the age of 12; may find this opposition too demanding.

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9th

2

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Mick The Jiver

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Four-time chase winner; running fairly well over hurdles lately but probably needs a longer trip and softer ground.

16/1

7th

4

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Mick The Jiver

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Five-time winner, better over fences but has an attractive hurdles mark and got his act together to some degree when third to an emphatic winner at Clonmel last week; should get involved on that form.

11/2

3rd

2

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:51 Clonmel

Mick The Jiver

11st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Fairly useful chaser a couple of seasons ago; however, just 1-18 over hurdles and was tailed off at Limerick last time.

25/1

Form: 261786 D

Last run: 103 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has shown her best hurdles form at Sligo, the scene of her breakthrough win on yielding ground last August; faced a tough task over fences last time

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12th

11

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Citizens Army

10st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Dual hurdle winner was well beaten on handicap chase debut last August; pulled-up in a point' when last seen; others preferred.

28/1

5

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Citizens Army

11st 6lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Was probably beaten when slipping up on the bend at Tipperary earlier this month; well treated on last year's form but all her best form is at the intermediate trip.

7/1

9

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Tipperary

Citizens Army

11st 7lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

prominent, mistake 9th, pressed leaders and pushed along when clipped heels and slipped up on turn after 3 out (jockey said mare clipped a heel and fell with no blame attached to any other rider)

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-715

Last run: 230 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Stepped up to 3m very effectively when landing a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Tipperary last May; better ground may not have suited on final start before a break.

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17

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Queensteel

10st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Leonard Whitmore

First reserve; veteran mare whose sole win came at 3; after mammoth absence soundly beaten of late so very hard to fancy.

11th

16

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Queensteel

11st 3lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Leonard Whitmore

Veteran mare won 3m maiden on heavy in 2021; lightly raced since, not shamed over 2m here on second run back from long lay-off.

33/1

Form: 4-6U50

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Point winner in October, soundly beaten in two handicap chase starts since then; overall record profile suggests he is not a likely winner; 0-18 over hurdles, placed five times.

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2nd

23

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Likable Chancer

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Daniel John Howard

soon disputed lead, led before 1st, joined towards near side 2 out, headed approaching last, no chance with winner run-in

10/1

3rd

14

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Likable Chancer

10st 10lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Daniel John Howard

raced wide, soon led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 9th, joined after 10th, headed when switched right and ridden before 3 out, no extra run-in

6/1

Form: -U640P

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Pulled-up at Ballinrobe last August on most recent of five maiden hurdle runs; tough task on handicap debut after a break.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

26th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

19:10 Limerick

Synone

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: John Patrick Ryan

50/1

6

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:18 Clonmel

Synone

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Pulled-up at Ballinrobe last August on most recent of five maiden hurdle runs; never in the hunt when 33-1 for a 2m5f contest on handicap debut at Limerick seven weeks ago.

16/1

12th

12

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:10 Limerick

Synone

11st 3lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Pulled-up at Ballinrobe last August on most recent of five maiden hurdle runs; tough task on handicap debut after a break.

25/1

Form: 88486P

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Valid excuses for a poor run at Fairyhouse last month (badly hampered at one stage); has shown some promise this season, notably when fourth in a 2m maiden at Thurles

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1st

7

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Innisfree Beauty

10st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, not fluent 1st, headed and prominent before 4th, not fluent and pushed along 2 out, ridden and led again approaching last, ridden out

10/1

15

19th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Innisfree Beauty

11st 1lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sligo novice handicap winner last month has run just okay since in handicaps, including here over 2m; didn't seem to get home over 2m4f at Sligo on Wednesday.

12/1

5th

9

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:30 Sligo

Innisfree Beauty

10st 11lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Ciaran Murphy

led narrowly early, headed when not fluent but prominent 2nd, not fluent 5th, led again from 4 out, headed when mistake and pushed along 3 out, soon joined leader, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened gradually after last

16/1

Form: 945096

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has done plenty of racing since 2m Tramore maiden win last April; others have better claims on recent form.

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0

2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Battle Of Benburb

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Wexford winner in August 2022 and runner-up at Sedgefield the following month; unplaced in ten starts since (including over fences) and hopes probably pinned on cheekpieces offering a boost.

9/1

Form: 00-871 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Stuck to her task gamely when gaining narrow win over a similar trip to this at Tramore a month ago; could feature again off 5lb higher.

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5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

13:55 Thurles

Missiee

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, lost ground and dropped to midfield halfway, weakened and pulled up before 5 out

8/1

3rd

5

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 65y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Missiee

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

4-19 over hurdles; fair fourth at Cork on latest, previously a moderate seventh at Limerick in December when bidding to repeat last season's success in a 2m4f mares' handicap hurdle; best run in 2023 when fourth behind the progressive Buddy One over 2m6f at Galway in October; lacks chasing experience.

8/1

Form: 0P9054

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Last two Tramore runs have been quite encouraging; just a bit more needed to pose a serious challenge; second reserve.

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8th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Indie Belle

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.

9/1

1st

11

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Indie Belle

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

in touch with leaders, midfield when stumbled and nearly lost jockey after 7th

12/1

1st

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Indie Belle

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Widger

Tramore beginners' chase winner in December has been kept to hurdles since, running well on a couple of occasions, 3m looking too far last time; scope for improvement in first handicap chase with trip/ground to suit and capable claimer booked.

10/1

Form: 106/PP

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Clonmel winner in 2019; pulled-up both starts after return from long layoff; third reserve.

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6th

15

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Costalita

10st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner raced lazily but ran on over 2m5f at Tramore last time; has a chance if repeating that form with this longer trip a possible benefit.

8/1

2nd

10

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has been running just alright over hurdles lately but has to improve on the form of her previous chasing efforts.

22/1

7th

11

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Mare's sole win came nearly three years ago at Clonmel; bits and pieces of form this year, second at Down Royal in the spring and not shamed when sixth of 20 over this trip at Galway last month.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €401.00
Straight Forecast €274.80
Tricast €791.90
Trifecta €6771.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Feyan

The Irish Sun:

Missiee

RP Ratings (IRE):

Feyan

POSTDATA:

Feyan