March 13 / 15.05 Limerick

15.05 Limerick

Soft To Heavy

Croom Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 6m 19s
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Croom Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.50

Form: /088-2

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Returned from a year off to finish a very creditable second to a stable companion in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Navan last month; very lightly raced and open to plenty of improvement, a reproduction of his Navan run would make him hard to beat.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Native Gold

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Returned from a year off to finish a very creditable second to a stable companion in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Navan last month; very lightly raced and open to plenty of improvement, a reproduction of his Navan run would make him hard to beat.

3/1

2nd

17

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:30 Navan

Native Gold

10st 13lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Tailed off in four attempts in maiden hurdles at this sort of trip; even this sort of opening mark looks tough; off 377 days with new headgear combination tried.

33/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: U55905

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Won a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe last year; ran okay in a 3m handicap hurdle at Punchestown in January and each-way claims if she can run to a similar level; tongue-tie left off here but hood on.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Stolen Moment

11st 3lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: Sean Aherne

Appreciates a test of stamina and a consistent mare, most recently when a decent third in a 3m handicap hurdle at Cork; the more rain that falls the better and she looks a likely one to get into the frame.

13/2

3rd

15

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:55 Cork

Stolen Moment

11st 3lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: Sean Aherne

Hold-up mare won at Ballinrobe last year and mixed form this past season, best effort on latest when strong-finishing second over 2m6f at Limerick in March; return to 3m should suit and handles this better ground too.

9/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 708

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdles and no improvement for a step up in trip last time; off since September and others preferred; probably wants better ground too.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Getaway Abbey

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

Better in Limerick handicap hurdles on bad ground initially (stayed on well); hood didn't seem to work latest and discarded; she looks good enough to win races; 5lb conditional takes over.

8/1

5th

11

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:45 Limerick

Getaway Abbey

11st 7lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

3rd

11

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Getaway Abbey

11st 5lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdles and no improvement for a step up in trip last time; off since September and others preferred; probably wants better ground too.

25/1

33/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 7060F0

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Maiden winner for Ballydoyle but little sign that he has taken to hurdles; stable in good form but hard to be confident about his chance.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

14:40 Cartmel

Vermilion Cliffs

11st 6lb

J: William Shanahan

T: James Moffatt

chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, niggled along after 4th, soon dropped to midfield, ridden 5 out, soon dropped to rear, well beaten but stayed on after 2 out

8/1

3rd

19

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Vermilion Cliffs

12st 0lb

J: Aisling Noone

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won Dundalk maiden for Aidan O'Brien; well below that form when last seen on the Flat and modest level over hurdles this term.

8th

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Vermilion Cliffs

11st 13lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Form: 809U50

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Has not shown a great deal in maiden hurdles over a variety of trips and others preferred.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Bugscuffle

11st 6lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: John Neilan

Has not shown a great deal in maiden hurdles over a variety of trips and others preferred.

33/1

11th

2

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

15:25 Fairyhouse

Bugscuffle

12st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: John Neilan

Slight improvement over 3m at Cork last time but beaten in excess of 40l in fifth; up against it again.

50/1

5th

2

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:38 Cork

Bugscuffle

12st 0lb

Shown very little in five runs so far including two runs in maiden hurdles on last two outings (200-1 for both); unseated when beaten latest.

200/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-4654

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Consistent efforts of late, not beaten far in a 2m mares' handicap hurdle at Down Royal in January; trip and ground are fine and has a leading chance in a weak contest.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Roscommon

Ardera Ru

10st 11lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Eoin Doyle

prominent, ridden when left in second just before 2 out, soon no chance with winner, kept on but lost second run-in

5/1

5th

3

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Ardera Ru

10st 13lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Eoin Doyle

disputed lead early, prominent 2nd, disputing second after 9th, pressed leaders after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, outpaced and no impression after 2 out

13/2

Form: 454983 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
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.
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Verdict Starting price

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: 098000

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Little to recommend in maiden hurdles last season or over fences this season; makes little appeal.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Fantastic Allen

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Little to recommend in maiden hurdles last season or over fences this season; makes little appeal.

33/1

11th

6

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 77y

14:20 Thurles

Fantastic Allen

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Hasn't been competitive in points, maiden hurdles or beginners' chases so far and hasn't done anything to justify an opening mark of 96.

50/1

Form: 730350

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
A couple of decent efforts in handicaps at Tramore and Fairyhouse at the start of the year; below that form at Punchestown last month but not to be dismissed.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

18

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 179y

20:00 Roscommon

Well Polly

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Miss J M Lee

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 4 out, no impression before 2 out

20/1

5th

16

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:56 Tramore

Well Polly

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Miss J M Lee

in touch with leaders, going okay and headway when pressed leader after 3 out, briefly led before 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and weakening when mistake last

12/1

4th

13

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Well Polly

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Miss J M Lee

Went closest in a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Tramore in January but well held since.

16/1

Form: 020-P0 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

15 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Now aged 15 and not much to recommend in two starts after 10 months off; others preferred.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

17

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

The Grey Guy

10st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Now aged 15 and not much to recommend in two starts after 10 months off; others preferred.

33/1

10th

16

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:51 Clonmel

The Grey Guy

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Losing run goes back to 2017 and now a 15-year-old; pulled up on seasonal return at Tramore last time but did show he retained some ability when only beaten 1l over a similar trip on heavy ground at Tramore last term.

33/1

15

1st Jan 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 100y

13:45 Tramore

The Grey Guy

11st 2lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Two wins and five seconds in 35-race hurdling career; fine effort when second at Thurles last February; asking a lot now making his seasonal debut on his 15th birthday.

10/1

Form: 260678 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won a handicap chase for David Christie at Tramore last April; ran like he needed the run on his stable debut at Punchestown last month; new headgear applied here and should do better.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:30 Wexford

Blue Markie

11st 8lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, in rear when mistake and unseated rider last

25/1

9th

12

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Blue Markie

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Andrew McNamara

11th

9

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Blue Markie

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

Won a handicap chase for David Christie at Tramore last April; ran like he needed the run on his stable debut at Punchestown last month; new headgear applied here and should do better.

12/1

Form: P80-FP

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent and did very little after winning a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle 15 months ago; first run for Paul Flynn here and cheekpieces are put back on but others look more likely.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 88y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Keep The Peace

10st 0lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul W Flynn

12th

6

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Keep The Peace

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Paul W Flynn

Inconsistent and did very little after winning a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle 15 months ago; first run for Paul Flynn here and cheekpieces are put back on but others look more likely.

50/1

9

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Navan

Keep The Peace

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a handicap hurdle 13 months ago but no trace of that form since; makes little appeal.

50/1

Form: 88P-99

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden and handicap hurdle form; hard to make a case for.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

20th

19

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Getaway Pippa

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Poor in handicaps last season and no appeal.

33/1

13th

9

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Getaway Pippa

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

13th

16

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Getaway Pippa

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Modest maiden and handicap hurdle form; hard to make a case for.

25/1

Form: 57-058

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Has failed to progress on early bumper promise and well beaten in a quartet of maiden hurdles; others preferred.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Tipperary

Delightfantastic

11st 1lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John J Walsh

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway and went second going easily before 2 out, led from 2 out, went clear when nudged along before last, easily

12/1

3rd

10

19th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Tipperary

Delightfantastic

11st 7lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

14/1

2

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Delightfantastic

12st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Has failed to progress on early bumper promise and well beaten in a quartet of maiden hurdles; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 0-09

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Three runs in maiden hurdles, not disgraced here last month; steps up in trip and looks up against it but might be worth a market check.
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10th

9

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

15:45 Wexford

Hastobedone

10st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: P J Rothwell

led, prominent when headed 4th, led 6th, pressed leaders when headed 11th, ridden after 3 out, weakened home turn

12/1

19

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Hastobedone

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: P J Rothwell

Third reserve; pulled-up on handicap debut at Limerick last month on heavy; has to bounce back.

7

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Hastobedone

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P J Rothwell

Three runs in maiden hurdles, not disgraced here last month; steps up in trip and looks up against it but might be worth a market check.

50/1

Form: 520P78

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
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.
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Verdict Starting price

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: 00003

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Improved on her handicap debut when a staying third in a 2m7f Thurles contest last month; one of the few potential improvers in this contest and has to be taken seriously.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

21

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Getaway Shivvie

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Paul Tobin

13

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Getaway Shivvie

11st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Paul Tobin

Improved on her handicap debut when a staying third in a 2m7f Thurles contest last month; one of the few potential improvers in this contest and has to be taken seriously.

13/2

3rd

13

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:30 Thurles

Getaway Shivvie

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Paul Tobin

Shown nothing in four starts in maidens hurdles at huge odds; tongue-tie tried now back up in trip.

33/1

Form: 0-600P

Last run: 170 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Showed little in maiden or handicap company last season; makes little appeal returning from six months off.
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2nd

6

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Wexford

Meehall

11st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

prominent, went second and pressed leader after 3 out, ridden and briefly disputed lead 2 out, kept on run-in, always held

11/2

2nd

12

27th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:40 Limerick

Meehall

11st 1lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

No fireworks over hurdles and needs to improve a fair deal for switch to fences; tried in a hood here.

25/1

16

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Meehall

10st 1lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Form: 80-FP0

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.
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15

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Ximyerg

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.

21

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Ximyerg

10st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: P J Rothwell

Reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.

19

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Ximyerg

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: P J Rothwell

Reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.

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Payout
Exacta €301.00
Straight Forecast €225.10
Tricast €8799.80
Trifecta €7691.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Native Gold

RP Ratings (IRE):

Stolen Moment

The Irish Sun:

Be My Dream

POSTDATA:

Mick The Jiver