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12:55 Limerick

Soft To Heavy

Limerick Racecourse Vets Novice Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 2m 6f 120y
  • 16 runners
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Limerick Racecourse Vets Novice Handicap Chase

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.20
  • Place: £2.20

Form: -09140 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Found to be clinically abnormal when disappointing at Thurles; has had sufficent time to bounce back from that lapse and his previous Naas fourth and more so his Thurles win in early November, bring him right into the reckoning; plenty to offer.

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12

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Difficult Decision

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Four-time winner, including two over fences; pulled-up when last seen at Navan in March; probably best on softer ground and lacks a recent run.

25/1

10

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Navan

Difficult Decision

10st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

led, headed and raced in second before 2nd, disputing second 5th, lost position 6th, midfield when slow jump 8th, weakened 9th, soon dropped to last and pulled up

9/2

3rd

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Difficult Decision

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

led, joined home turn, headed when not fluent and lost second 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened and eased run-in

3/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: -0P05U

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Modest operator over hurdles but attracted some notable market support on debut over fences here on Monday (unseated at the fifth); 1lb out of the handicap proper, and no real surprise to see 7lb claimed off his back; interesting to see him turned out so quickly; potential spanner in the works.

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5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

Made In The Woods

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Norman Lee

A 3m winner at Limerick last year; well-held third behind He Fitz In there last time but Kennedy's presence in the saddle is noteworthy.

10/1

3rd

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Made In The Woods

10st 7lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

led, headed and lost two places before 2 out, weakened approaching last, no match for first two

7/1

7th

17

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Made In The Woods

10st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

midfield, some headway home turn, no impression after 2 out

13/2

14/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 470016 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Better hurdler than chaser but relatively unexposed at this game and likely to exploit lower mark in this sphere at some point; prediciting when not so easy, but if he attacks his fences with a more flair here, he could be dangerous.

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5th

4

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 2lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Two wins over hurdles, the most recent over 3m at Thurles nearly two years ago; seasonal best on return to his original trainer when second over 3m at this venue after Christmas; unplaced in a handicap of a higher standard at Fairyhouse last time; stablemate Bal De Rio is marginally better suited by the race conditions but lacks a recent run.

3/1

6th

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

visibility reduced by fog

13/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3-B874

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Fair maiden hurdler has made a quiet start to life as a chaser, suffering heavy defeats all three rolls of the dice; likely to be more at home now tackling handicap grade and mark looks attractive with a valuable 5lb also claimed off his back; interesting.

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11th

13

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Tack Room

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Got off the mark when winning a Fairyhouse handicap chase in testing ground in January; wasn't disgraced when out of the handicap in the Leinster National since; could still have improvement to come, so respected.

6/1

6th

14

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

The Tack Room

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

towards rear of midfield, headway and in touch with leaders when mistake and lost position 3 out, keeping on when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, weakened run-in

11/2

1st

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

The Tack Room

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

prominent early, dropped to midfield before 5th, headway and pressed leaders 3 out, soon challenging on outer, led when pushed along from 2 out, ridden when faced strong challenge after last, kept on well

11/2

7/2

Form: 903761

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Appeared to have plenty to do four out at Thurles 11 days ago before running out a decisive winner on handicap debut; cheekpieces now added and every chance she can follow up here under an 8lb penalty; taken seriously with Ian Power legged up.

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3

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:58 Navan

Lizrona

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

didn't jump well, always behind, tailed off when bad mistake 2 out, soon pulled up

10/1

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Lizrona

11st 13lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

Won twice over fences last season, over 3m at Thurles and 2m7f Clonmel, confirming her stamina; made an encouraging start to the season when second at Roscommon in September; questions to answer following four subsequent displays of lesser merit.

16/1

6th

2

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Lizrona

12st 0lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

Won twice over fences last season, a 20-1 success in this race 12 months ago and over 2m7f Clonmel in April, confirming her stamina; made an encouraging start to the season when second at Roscommon in September; questions to answer following three subsequent displays of lesser merit.

10/1

Form: 16/P49 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Handicap hurdle winner here took a step in the right direction on second start over fences, but poor at Clonmel in the interim; switch to handicaps likely to aid his cause and mark looks workable, but will need to be firing on all cylinders.

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1

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Allbarone

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, slow jump 5 out, weakened from 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up before 2 out

12/1

9th

1

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Clonmel

Allbarone

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point' winner won a Limerick handicap hurdle on heavy two years ago but has seen little action since; made a bad mistake on chasing debut in July but more encouraging at Cork last time; can improve further and run well.

16/1

4th

1

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Cork

Allbarone

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point-to-point winner whose hurdles win came over 3m on heavy ground; bad early blunder seemed to affect confidence when pulled up on chasing debut in July after lengthy absence; bit to prove at this stage.

9/1

Form: 1P43PP

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won off a 5lb lower mark at Killarney in August but the wheels seem to have come off the last twice, including here over an extended 2m1f on Monday; makes a quick reappearance over this longer test with some questions to answer now.

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12th

14

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Carnet De Stage

12st 0lb

J: Jemma O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

.

50/1

6th

2

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 170y

15:25 Tramore

Carnet De Stage

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

never better than midfield, weakened from 3 out

13/2

Form: P-084P

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Big-price winner of a Navan handicap hurdle on heavy ground last year off a mark of 100; Downpatrick fourth on second start over fences not devoid of promise but flopped at Fairyhouse in the interim and looks vulnerable here, although in the right quarters to be nursed back to his best.

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6th

3

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Fierami

11st 13lb

J: Mr Oliver Boyden

T: Olly Murphy

Runner-up in a point in March but well beaten in two chases this summer; only win (for Gordon Elliott) came over hurdles in February 2021 so quite a bit to prove for now; soft ground no problem, at least.

14/1

6th

3

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Fierami

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

mistake 4 out

14/1

7th

1

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Fierami

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Hurdle winner in February 2021 for Gordon Elliott but not much since, including in chases; runner-up in a British point in March (well backed) and that offers more than a glimmer of hope on debut for Olly Murphy.

9/2

Form: 1-0469

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Kilbeggan handicap hurdle winner in May tailed off all three starts so far over fences in beginners' chases against some quality opponents; this likely to be more his cup of tea and could surprise a few now.

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2nd

7

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Huntingtown

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

led

11/2

3rd

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

15:05 Thurles

Huntingtown

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

prominent, went second after 4 out, made challenge before 2 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last, kept on and went third run-in

16/1

8

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Huntingtown

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E J O’Grady

prominent early, soon dropped to midfield, pushed along and weakened 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up 2 out

14/1

Form: 51P-6F C

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap hurdle over this trip around here in March on heavy ground; remote sixth on debut over fences back here in October but was in the process of running a decent race when falling two out at Fairyhouse latest; similar effort could see him push them close.

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8th

11

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Holiday In Kerry

10st 9lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: E McNamara

Tailed off and two falls in his first three runs over fences; back hurdling for his last six starts, winning at Cork (3m1f, yielding) in the penultimate one off just 1lb lower; clearly on a decent mark if he could click in this discipline.

20/1

14th

9

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Holiday In Kerry

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Fences became problematic but resumed reliability hurdling and not winning out of turn at Cork (Kingston Kid second); 6lb rise grand, though he might not want summer ground.

6/1

1st

5

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:50 Cork

Holiday In Kerry

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders, pushed along and headway on outer before 3 out, went second before 3 out, led 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in

13/2

Form: 3873F2

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Gave the fences past the stands a fair rattle at Galway but recovered well and gave it a good shot when narrlowly losing out behind Captain Jimmy, rallying well on the climb to the line to get within a neck of the winner; 2lb rise more than fair and looks one of the more likely ones here.

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3rd

11

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

My Friend The Wind

11st 6lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: E McNamara

midfield, lost position and towards rear after 4 out, plenty to do 2 out, ran on well run-in, went third towards finish, nearest finish

14/1

0

5

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

My Friend The Wind

11st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won over hurdles in August and two solid chase runs since; a contender

7/1

Form: 6-60

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Poor in three starts so far, all over fences, and hard to see where the improvement will come from here on handicap debut.

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9

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Harly De Rots

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Michael J McDonagh

Nothing in beginners' chases and didn't get beyond the first on handicap debut at Limerick; tailed off in claiming hurdle when last seen in January; 2lb wrong.

25/1

10th

2

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Harly De Rots

12st 0lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Has struggled over fences this season; no improvement when switched to hurdling at Clonmel a fortnight ago.

33/1

11th

8

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:20 Clonmel

Harly De Rots

11st 12lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Poor in three completed starts all over fences; unseated at first on latest; no appeal now on hurdling debut.

66/1

Form: 006-60

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Point winner with a 0-6 record over fences under rules and looks set to struggle again unless the first-time visor brings about huge improvement.

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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: 3U4-4P

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has become far too hit-and-miss to be a betting proposition but he did run well at big odds at Fairyhouse on his penultimate start and has a strong pilot booked so no folorn hope; 1lb out of handicap.

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12

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Ocean Legacy

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent

20/1

10th

15

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Ocean Legacy

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Dual chase winner is 0-11 over hurdles and pulled-up last time; a minor chance if at his best back after a break.

40/1

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16

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Ocean Legacy

11st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Dual chase winner earlier this year, over 2m4f and 2m7f; some decent efforts since then under both disciplines but may prefer better ground.

10/1

Form: U680-3

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

No chance in second spot with an easy winner of a Tattersalls Farm point 11 days ago, but that was an improvement and off such a featherweight here, she is well worth a market check; 3lb out of handicap.

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16

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Clashabreeda

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4th, went third before 4 out, ridden and no impression when fell 2 out

14/1

3rd

11

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:54 Limerick

Clashabreeda

11st 7lb

J: Mr D N Nevin

T: John Joseph Hanlon

chased clear leader, slightly hampered when left in second 9th, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, no chance with winner from 2 out, lost second last

28/1

14

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

19:00 Wexford

Clashabreeda

10st 6lb

J: Adam Short

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Third reserve; very lightly raced mare soundly beaten so far in decent enough beginners' chases; may need more time to make an impact in handicaps.

OUR TIP

Form: 51P8P9

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Reserve; disappointing since winning at Roscommon in August and not jumping off the page here from out of the handicap; risky; 9lb out of handicap.

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11

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Four Country Roads

10st 0lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

towards rear throughout, detached 5 out, pulled up 3 out

20/1

6th

7

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Four Country Roads

10st 9lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Won a handicap chase off a lowly 72 at Navan in January; pulled up in three of his six starts since then; jumping was ragged at Galway nine days ago.

16/1

7th

10

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:26 Galway

Four Country Roads

10st 0lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Won a handicap chase off 72 at Navan in January; this is tougher and a big ask here from 6lb out of the handicap.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €1527.00
Straight Forecast €1150.70
Tricast €4594.50
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lizrona

RP Ratings (IRE):

My Friend The Wind

The Irish Sun:

The Tack Room

POSTDATA:

Difficult Decision