July 21 / 19.15 Limerick

19.15 Limerick

Good

Knocklong Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 21 runners
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Knocklong Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.10
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 97-954

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Ran well when last seen in this sphere at Roscommon last month; two Flat outings since were okay; should go well back over hurdles and not without a chance.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

14th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 150y

15:25 Tramore

Golden Sandbanks

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Paul W Flynn

took keen hold, disputed lead early, prominent 2nd, joined leaders going okay on outer after 3 out, led when ridden after 2 out, jumped slightly left last, ran on

4/1

2

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:30 Sligo

Golden Sandbanks

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Paul W Flynn

Off the mark at the 22nd attempt in a maiden hurdle at Limerick a fortnight ago; possibly didn't have the race in the bag when he was left clear at the last; 5lb rise looks fair on balance and he's respected with Mullins retaining the ride.

7/4

1st

11

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Golden Sandbanks

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul W Flynn

took keen hold, disputed lead, chased leader after 2nd, led 4th, 3 lengths ahead 2 out, soon pushed along, reduced lead then left clear last, ridden and kept on well run-in

9/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -P3222 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
0-10 but in fine fettle this term; cracking runs at Tramore and Roscommon and gave another good account at Wexford last time; looks a leading player in this lineup and this is a good opportunity to get off the mark.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

20:00 Tramore

He’s Leading Me On

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: L Young

held up in midfield, headway and prominent 5th, smooth headway and made challenge 2 out, soon led, ridden clear approaching last, kept on strongly, comfortably

7/4

2nd

4

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

He’s Leading Me On

11st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: L Young

midfield, good headway after 3 out, chased leaders going okay before 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden when hampered last, ran on run-in

7/2

2nd

5

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

He’s Leading Me On

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: L Young

led, soon clear, much reduced lead 4th, ridden and faced challenge after 3 out, headed on turn before 2 out, soon weakened

15/8

12/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: /44/0/

Last run: 661 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Making his 83rd career start and only his tenth over hurdles; four-time Flat winner has been running okay in that sphere this season but he'll have to be at his very best on his first hurdles start for 661 days.
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3rd

6

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Atlas

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: T G McCourt

in touch with leaders, pressed leader after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden but outpaced after 2 out, mistake then slightly hampered last, no extra run-in

12/1

28/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 850-57

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Best run this season came at this venue in February but outings since have failed to yield much; unlikely to feature.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

17

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

18:55 Ballinrobe

Western Doyen

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: V T O’Brien

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, not reach leaders

17

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Western Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: V T O’Brien

Third reserve; 16-race maiden but back to his best with a fourth last month; each-way claims if he gets a run.

4th

18

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Western Doyen

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: V T O’Brien

chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, went fourth inside final 110yds

28/1

Form: -78953

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Bounced back to form with a good run at Kilbeggan last time (3rd, 1m7f, good); should be able to build on that and not without a chance if she does.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

18

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Grinn

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: David M O’Brien

in rear, pushed along and headway when badly hampered 3 out, not recover

12/1

5th

16

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Grinn

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden but outpaced after 2 out, mistake and hampered last, soon no extra

5/1

3rd

14

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Grinn

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: David M O’Brien

midfield, mistake 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

7/1

Form: 50-PP0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Showed promise in two maiden hurdle outings last season but form this term has left lots to be desired; well-beaten at Tramore last time and hard to see that changing here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

14th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Bite That

11st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

hampered start, towards rear early, in touch with leaders halfway, headway and went second after 3 out, pushed along to lead and wandered on approach before 2 out, mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well

5/1

6th

1

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Bite That

11st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 3rd, lost position 5 out, ridden and some headway after 3 out, no extra after 2 out

22/1

11th

1

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Tramore

Bite That

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

never better than mid-division, pushed along and no impression after 2 out

33/1

Form: 030-94

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Yet to win in ten starts; fourth at Wexford last time but was beaten 32l; needs to improve and hard to have too much faith in.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Finnians Row

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear of midfield, headway into midfield before 2 out, keeping on when mistake last, never on terms

14/1

7th

9

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Finnians Row

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield, ridden before 2 out, hampered 2 out, soon no impression

18/1

4th

2

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Finnians Row

11st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, never on terms

25/1

Form: 6-270U

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
0-22; Ballinrobe second in May reads her best form to date but has been soundly beaten twice since and fell over fences latest; others appeal more.
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8th

14

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Eddies Pride

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along but no impression before 2 out

22/1

10th

14

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Eddies Pride

10st 13lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

sweating, midfield early, headway and prominent after 2nd, ridden and weakened after 4 out

6/1

Form: 708-70

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
0-13 and was well-beaten at Tramore last time; hard to make a case for.
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Verdict Starting price

7

14th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 150y

16:00 Tramore

Rags Kitten

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gerard Kelleher

0-15 under Rules and has failed to feature in four outings so far this season; hard to fancy on chasing debut.

33/1

9th

19

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Rags Kitten

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gerard Kelleher

towards rear of midfield, midfield 4 out, in touch with leaders 3 out, soon ridden but weakened

33/1

9th

17

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Rags Kitten

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Gerard Kelleher

in rear, some headway from 4 out, pushed along but no extra before 2 out

25/1

OUR TIP

18/1

Form: 337-69

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
0-12; put together a good run of form at Downpatrick last summer when placed in four consecutive outings; has failed to feature in two runs this term and hard to be confident in.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Alexharwill

11st 12lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

prominent, went second halfway, bit short of room on inner and lost ground after 3 out, headway on inner and briefly disputed lead before last, weakening when short of room run-in, kept on

14/1

10th

2

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Alexharwill

11st 12lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

in rear, towards rear of midfield 3 out, soon pushed along and brief headway, weakened before 2 out

18/1

9th

2

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 194y

15:55 Sligo

Alexharwill

11st 13lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

in touch with leaders, headway going easily and tracked leaders 3 out, pushed along and weakened quickly before 2 out

10/1

Form: 0-8U58

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Hasn't troubled many rivals in four handicap outings so far this season; drops back in trip; hard to fancy.
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14

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Joyful Noise

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, pushed along and weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

11th

12

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Joyful Noise

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, no impression after 3 out

22/1

33/1

Form: 0P-09P

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Ran well in Kilbeggan maiden hurdle last summer but has been going the wrong way since; unlikely to feature.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

15

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Fainche

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: E Sheehy

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 4 out, soon ridden but no impression

33/1

12

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

13:50 Tramore

Fainche

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E Sheehy

midfield, reminders after 5th, weakened 8th, pulled up 3 out

50/1

Form: 06S09-

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Hasn't featured in 13 career starts so far; soundly beaten at Clonmel and Wexford earlier in the year and hard to see him landing a blow here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

9

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Bergentown

11st 6lb

J: Cathal Persse

T: Philip Fenton

always towards rear, pushed along 3 out, no impression from 2 out

10/1

13th

7

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Bergentown

11st 8lb

J: Cathal Persse

T: Philip Fenton

in rear, no impression 3 out

40/1

Form: 40FP-9

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
0-20 under Rules; never featured at Downpatrick on penultimate start and it was a similar story on the Flat at Fairyhouse 11 days ago; others preferred.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Batalha

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: T G McCourt

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, not fluent and lost position 5 out, pulled up before 2 out

40/1

13th

16

(10)

10th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:25 Fairyhouse

Batalha

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

midfield, lost position when pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out

66/1

6

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Batalha

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: T G McCourt

towards rear of midfield, good headway on outer after 2 out, ridden and went third approaching last, no impression final 110yds

16/1

Form: 0P-835

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Wexford third on penultimate start was okay (RPR 94); never got into it at Bellewstown 19 days ago; step back to 2m should suit but will need to show more than recent outings to get into this.
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Verdict Starting price

10

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Uppertown Mya

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly after 2nd, headed 4 out, weakened after 3 out

16/1

3rd

10

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Wexford

Uppertown Mya

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

led, headed 2nd, pushed along and dropped to midfield before 4 out, ridden and good headway on outer disputing lead before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened run-in

50/1

Form: -56534

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Winless in 20 starts but has shown signs of getting his head in front this term, most notably when only beaten 1.5l at Roscommon on penultimate start; longer trip didn't suit at Sligo and should be more at home back at 2m; might not be far away.
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13

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Boston Brahmin

11st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Norman Lee

midfield, headway on outer after 3 out, pushed along and went second before 2 out, keeping on when mistake and fell last

6/1

4th

16

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 194y

15:55 Sligo

Boston Brahmin

11st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Norman Lee

always towards rear, detached halfway, tailed off

100/30

Form: 4-3553

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
13-race maiden but she usually runs her race; will need to get closer than her last three runs but this looks easier than previous assignments; not one to discount; cheekpieces on.
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5

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Strong Roots

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Mark Fahey

chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, beaten when brought down 2 out

9/2

Form: 48P/90

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Losing streak stretches back to 2019 and hard to see him involved based on his two hurdle outings so far this year.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Shamad

11st 11lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

towards rear, good headway after 3 out, pushed along and keeping on when mistake and fell 2 out

33/1

3rd

8

(5)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Shamad

11st 5lb

J: Mr J J O’Haire

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

pushed along briefly, made all, soon clear, reduced lead before halfway, went clear again going easily over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, eased towards finish

5/1

10th

1

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 175y

13:15 Tramore

Shamad

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

towards rear of midfield, ridden on inner after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

10/1

Form: 000P-0

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
First reserve; hasn't shown much in maidens and handicaps so far and hard to see that changing if getting a run.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

2

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Init Together

11st 10lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Padraig Roche

never better than mid-division, pushed along and no impression from 2 out

22/1

19

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Init Together

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Padraig Roche

First reserve; hasn't shown much in maidens and handicaps so far and hard to see that changing if getting a run.

10th

2

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

Init Together

11st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

chased leaders, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, soon beaten, badly hampered by faller last

20/1

Form: 94P-94

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; not overly disgraced at Killarney seven days ago and should build on that if getting in.
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2nd

3

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

18:55 Tramore

Beechroad Winnie

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

raced freely, towards rear of midfield, headway after 3 out, went third 2 out, keeping on when pecked on landing last, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

10/1

20

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Beechroad Winnie

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; not overly disgraced at Killarney seven days ago and should build on that if getting in.

9th

9

27th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:10 Limerick

Beechroad Winnie

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Showed some ability in maiden hurdles, including on her stable debut at Tramore last month; pulled up when stepped up to 3m at Kilbeggan lastest; down in trip now on her chase debut and not one to dismiss if her jumping holds up.

10/1

Form: 30-248

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; two good runs earlier in the season but well-beaten at Kilbeggan six days ago; needs to bounce back
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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21

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Muntahez

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Third reserve; two good runs earlier in the season but well-beaten at Kilbeggan six days ago; needs to bounce back

8th

2

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Muntahez

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

prominent, soon raced in second, ridden and lost position after 2 out, soon weakened

6/1

4th

6

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

19:00 Roscommon

Muntahez

11st 9lb

J: Luke Carberry

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

disputed lead early, led clearly after 2nd, mistake and reduced lead 4 out, joined when pushed along before 3 out, headed from 3 out, soon ridden and lost second, weakened and lost third run-in

8/1

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Non-runners

Init Together, Beechroad Winnie, Muntahez

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Payout
Exacta €264.00
Straight Forecast €215.50
Tricast €4891.80
Trifecta €6475.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

He's Leading Me On

POSTDATA:

Strong Roots

The Irish Sun:

Boston Brahmin

RP Ratings (IRE):

He's Leading Me On