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15:15 Limerick

Soft To Heavy

Roches Feeds Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Roches Feeds Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £100.50
  • Place: £13.30

Form: F33-00

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has some nice placed efforts on better ground but huge odds and well-held both runs this year so cannot fancy; ran keen on latest.

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5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Little Mixup

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Progressive over hurdles in the last 18 months, winning four times in handicaps; tough ask off a mark of 133 in the Morebattle latest but lower Irish mark helps; will need another career best.

12/1

10th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Little Mixup

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won three Irish handicaps last season and has worked his way back to form this term, scoring at Thurles (1m7f, soft) in January last time out; his British mark could be on the harsh side (14lb higher than at Thurles) but this Irish raider has a progressive profile and may have more to offer.

25/1

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Little Mixup

11st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

pressed leaders, prominent behind clear leaders after 3 out, went modest second when raced wide before 2 out, headway when nudged along before last, led and went clear run-in

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 71P0-1 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Veteran trainer showed he still had it when mare bounced back to form with 50s Thurles win over Hunters Song; 8lb rise seems pretty lenient as she won readily and sole other win was over C&D; obvious chance.

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0

8

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Derridae

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Moses McCabe

Runner-up off 99 in this race last year but not a trace of that form since, most recently in a couple of runs over fences; hard to see him involved on current evidence,

33/1

0

4

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Derridae

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Moses McCabe

Improved performer in low-level 2m handicap hurdles last winter, winning at Thurles before fine efforts at Limerick and Gowran; two ordinary runs over hurdles this season and made no impact on her chasing debut at Tramore.

14/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 89-704

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Fine-looking horse; local trainer had good spell recent months; good in maidens and fired real warning shot at Punchestown, keeping on behind winner for same owner; great chance.

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3rd

8

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

The Connector

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Michael Hourigan

midfield

10/1

7th

7

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 190y

16:17 Naas

The Connector

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Michael Hourigan

Gained a first win when stepped back up in trip at Punchestown last month; handles softer ground and the 7lb rise potentially negated by promising rider's 7lb claim; ought to go well.

4/1

1st

3

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:35 Punchestown

The Connector

11st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Michael Hourigan

in touch with leaders

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 875

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Juvenile has definite future in this game and she wasn't beaten too far last twice but surely will need more experiences, for all the allowances to help.

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9

(13)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Thetys

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Beaten about 12l in a Curragh maiden on sole previous Flat run 12 months ago; won a modest Naas handicap hurdle when last seen in February; probably vulnerable in a race of this nature.

25/1

5

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Thetys

10st 7lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Shaped well in C&D handicap (soft-to-heavy) over Christmas and off the mark in Naas 4yo handicap last month, seemingly appreciating the better ground when picking up nicely from the last; improving filly now fitted with tongue tie for first time.

9/2

1st

7

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

14:10 Naas

Thetys

10st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Has shown ability in maidens and was in front of By Your Side when fifth behind subsequent Grade 2 winner Comfort Zone at Navan; not a bad effort against older rivals when fourth at Limerick in her first handicap; third-place The Connector won his next start at Punchestown.

11/2

Form: 446352

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Versatile sort in good nick coming here and sound place claims; not sure how he was 22s last time (albeit 4lb out of handicap) and nearly pulled it off; cheekpieces may help.

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8th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

A Mere Bagatelle

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Mostly chasing during the past year, winning off a similar mark at Kilbeggan last summer; made a quiet return to hurdling after a break at Taunton three weeks ago but the blinkers could sharpen up him.

14/1

6th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

A Mere Bagatelle

11st 11lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led

11/1

Form: 27P-56

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won on Flat in Sligo, his only success; never really convinces over hurdles but last couple of efforts were solid; striking he was second in this last year; rider 0-24.

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10th

10

(17)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

The Truant

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

Sole win came at Sligo over 1m5f in 2022 in soft; not a bad comeback run/stable debut at this course last time and can be involved.

14/1

6th

3

(13)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 5f 160y

19:25 Gowran Park

The Truant

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in rear, headway on near side of group from over 3f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 32-730

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Not sure what happened when last seen but perhaps tongue tie suggests trainer will sort it; definite chance on placed efforts this year, including here, though seems to prefer better ground.

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3rd

9

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Dylan Lombardy

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Maiden whose best runs have been on decent ground, including second in Thurles ladies handicap in February; chase effort latest was disappointing but respected back hurdling with ground to suit although untried over this far; non-runner here yesterday (7.00).

8/1

17

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

19:00 Limerick

Dylan Lombardy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Half-brother to Noble Yeats; failed to feature in his first handicap chase at Kilbeggan; placed in four of his 14 starts over hurdles, so should be capable of better; first reserve.

8th

10

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Dylan Lombardy

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

towards rear

10/1

Form: 4488

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Fair bit to find on Galway running with Thetys, though he rarely runs bad race; hard to fancy at this early stage; yard in form.

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8th

17

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Bright Blue

10st 4lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Fair bit to find on Galway running with Thetys, though he rarely runs bad race; hard to fancy at this early stage; yard in form.

20/1

8th

1

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

13:08 Galway

Bright Blue

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Placed on the Flat at a modest level; has failed to build on a respectable hurdling debut at Killarney in August; 10 behind Common Practice at Listowel.

14/1

8th

5

18th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Bright Blue

10st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

didn't jump with fluency, prominent, pressed leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along and weakened

20/1

Form: 92-560

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Of major note on bumper form, notably second to high-class James's Gate in February (third ran well Wednesday); not translated that form to hurdling yet and just over two weeks since he was down the field at Cork; shrewd local yard.

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9

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Secret Artist

11st 6lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in rear, mistake 1st, struggling 11th, lost touch 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

14/1

9th

2

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Secret Artist

12st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Of major note on bumper form, notably second to high-class James's Gate in February (third ran well Wednesday); not translated that form to hurdling yet and just over two weeks since he was down the field at Cork; shrewd local yard.

10/1

11th

15

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Secret Artist

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, outpaced and pushed along 4 out, soon beaten

12/1

Form: 005F-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Is not devoid of ability but would need to leave form of handicap debut earlier this month a long way behind; encouraging at least yard's sole handicap runner since placed at 16s.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Crowsatedappletart

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

Won off this mark at Limerick just over a year ago but has really lost his way since last summer and was tailed off on recent return from a break; needs to leave that run behind and may want the ground a bit softer than what is likely.

8/1

10th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Crowsatedappletart

11st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Michael Winters

Record of 1-13 over hurdles, though that came over C&D; in mostly poor form over fences and hurdles when last in action; needs to be at his best off a break.

22/1

Form: 000

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

A winner in France over 1m in May, chances are he can leave juvenile maiden form behind, but not sure how he got mark of 93 and can only watch.

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7th

7

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Pont Audemer

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, mistake 8th, some headway before 2 out, not fluent last, weakened run-in

10/1

6th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Pont Audemer

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Landed a gamble in a 2m handicap hurdle at this venue in late 2022; no success since; let down by his jumping at Cork on most recent of three starts in beginners' chases.

6/1

7

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Pont Audemer

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gavin Cromwell

Landed a gamble in a Limerick handicap hurdle in late 2022 but winless since; no show in two starts over fences to date and will fare better in handicaps; tongue-tie tried.

50/1

Form: 78745-

Last run: 253 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Promise in maidens and on handicap debut in April, keeping on after chance was gone; 28s, struggled on Flat in August; tongue tie; stable's last winner was in 2017.

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1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 89y

15:07 Naas

Galactic Grey

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: C P Donoghue

14/1

11th

15

29th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 151y

15:52 Naas

Galactic Grey

10st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: C P Donoghue

took keen hold, in touch with leaders early, prominent in chasing group after 1st, ridden and weakened after 3 out

12/1

2nd

8

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Galactic Grey

11st 9lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: C P Donoghue

0-16 under all codes; well beaten in a first-time tongue-tie behind Little Mixup at Limerick; others preferred.

33/1

Form: U/066/

Last run: 621 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Got quite tired here when last seen on handicap debut but that was another promising run; not sure what to make of him now; new trainer a son of 6yo's old one, who often targeted this Festival.

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8th

5

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:17 Limerick

Carmels Gift

11st 8lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Has shown a glimpse of ability in 5 hurdle starts; was never involved on comeback run over C&D last time but can improve from that.

14/1

13th

14

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Carmels Gift

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Got quite tired here when last seen on handicap debut but that was another promising run; not sure what to make of him now; new trainer a son of 6yo's old one, who often targeted this Festival.

20/1

Form: 70-596

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Promise in maidens and was quite an eye-catcher on second handicap start at Clonmel lately, albeit quite well-held; fascinating runner now; trainer in cracking form.

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10th

6

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

McGrath From Clune

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

took keen hold, midfield, mistake 3rd, no impression after 3 out

8/1

4th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

McGrath From Clune

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Won comfortably over fences at Thurles in November; next two runs were over hurdles; confirmed that he is more effective as a chaser with second at Thurles in February; should go close.

7/2

2nd

1

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

McGrath From Clune

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

jumped right on occasions, held up in rear, headway when raced wide after 5 out

2/1

Form: 009

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Best maiden run so far was at Fairyhouse on latest; has races in him but hard to see 4yo take this on handicap debut.

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14th

12

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Morrie In D Quarry

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

towards rear

6/1

13th

11

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Morrie In D Quarry

11st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Seven-race maiden but it was an encouraging run when third of 18 in a handicap hurdle at Limerick earlier this month; eased 1lb and could be a big player with cheekpieces fitted for the first time.

5/1

20/1

Form: 711-00 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Another Byrnes runner, he won twice two summers back (good), including here, but quiet both runs this winter since returning and probably wants nicer ground.

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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Gendarme

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Won twice over hurdles in 2021 for Cathal Byrnes; little of note since, no chasing experience; 3 lb out of the handicap.

25/1

11th

9

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Gendarme

11st 4lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: Charles Coakley

Won twice over 2m in 2021 for Charles Byrnes but not too much of note since, barely getting home over today's trip last twice; opposable.

14/1

Form: 11607P

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Thrived with back-to-back wins in September; four struggles since suggest he can't be winning this; back in trip.

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4th

15

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Oskar High

10st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

Two wins last September but some time since he has shown anything and hard to fancy.

25/1

Form: 805002

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

First reserve; much his best run when clear second to Derridae at Thurles; 1lb rise really lenient; a concern yard 0-66 last five seasons.

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7th

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Hunters Song

11st 8lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

led

16/1

8

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

17:50 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Gary Brown

Second of 15 in handicap at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December is the best form in this field; however, it's also easily his best form; well beaten in 2m3f handicap here on recent British debut but he's still one to consider, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both enlisted.

7/2

6th

9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 1lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

0-6 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but the form of his second of 15 at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December has been pretty well advertised by the winner since; market may guide on today's stable debut.

12/1

Form: 890-0

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; mild promise in maidens but risky at this stage; trainer takes over from his father, who retired and often did well at this Festival.

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4th

14

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Toon Town

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Poor last time but some decent runs in defeat earlier; chance if back to his best form after a break.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: /7-228

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; long looked very well-handicapped hurdling but yet to win; mistakes ruined her chance at Thurles and doubt she'll win here.

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2nd

6

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Thefaithfulindian

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Three-time Flat winner whose losing run goes back to 2020; well held in that discipline recently after a lengthy break but could strip fitter here and can make a case on some of her hurdling form (0-12).

8/1

8th

8

(12)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

20:00 Down Royal

Thefaithfulindian

9st 7lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

dwelt start, towards rear

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €13418.00
Straight Forecast €4761.00
Tricast €14786.90
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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Thetys

SPOTLIGHT:

The Connector

POSTDATA:

Thetys

The Irish Sun:

The Connector