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15:35 Limerick

Soft To Heavy

Party Time Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Party Time Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.30
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 007023

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Trip-versatile, she was just denied over extended 2m4f at Wexford but didn't seem to quite have the pace for 2m when third to Bluebell Diva at Clonmel; realistic chance of turning the tables and time on her side.

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12/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 463525

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

In good nick hurdling/chasing and was 4lb wrong at the weights when running blinder at Gowran; respectable if well-held fifth here Tuesday.

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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

8th

3

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

A Mere Bagatelle

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Third in this race last year (Filon D'Oudairies second); now 12lb higher than for Kilbeggan win in June; uneven form since; made a couple of errors at Gowran latest.

8/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 0-6721

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Yard having good season and played her role with pretty comfortable win at Clonmel, Doyen Ta Win third; seemed to save a bit for herself there so 7lb rise might not stop prominent racer; "fine mare" says trainer.

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15

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 115y

15:45 Punchestown

Bluebell Diva

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Improving mare who has won two of her last three starts; would have scored more emphatically at Gowran but for idling on the run-in; looks capable of maintaining progress now that she goes up in trip.

9/2

1st

13

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 85y

15:55 Gowran Park

Bluebell Diva

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Nicely progressive of late, following up Clonmel win in finishing good third over 2m3f at Limerick, having been left with plenty to do; likely still has more to offer at this trip and one for the shortlist.

15/2

3rd

4

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Bluebell Diva

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

in touch with leaders

5/2

20/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 9808

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Best run yet was her last run in course maiden; no hopeless case but may need a little more experience; trainer had 50s handicap winner here Tuesday.

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7th

7

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 20y

16:17 Punchestown

Fortunate Lady

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Lightly raced 6yo; up in trip; cheekpieces on first time; encouraging fourth on handicap debut at Limerick last time out; upped 1lb; third has gone on to win since; leading contender.

11/8

4th

17

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Fortunate Lady

10st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear of midfield

20/1

8th

12

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

12:15 Limerick

Fortunate Lady

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Completely tailed off at Fairyhouse last week; nothing to suggest she could feature.

33/1

Form: 7436

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Another whose maiden form is pleasing and didn't stay extended 3m on latest; cheekpieces added and definite potential off this rating.

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17th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sole win came at Clonmel over hurdles last winter but has hit the crossbar in four runs over fences this term; poor run over fences latest but interesting from his lower hurdle mark.

8/1

7th

8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Rolly Bowley Boy

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and raced in second 5th, mistake 6th, lost second when mistake 5 out, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off

5/1

2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 4th, faced challenge after 3 out, headed last, no extra towards finish

11/2

Form: P87560

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Veteran not disgraced all runs recent months but hard to say he is getting any closer.

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14th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

10st 6lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, midfield when not fluent and pushed along 5th, weakened and dropped to rear after 6th, tailed off before 3 out

12/1

11th

28

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Glenabo Bridge

10st 9lb

T: Oliver McKiernan

Third reserve; running okay in defeat of late but probably needs further these days.

9th

15

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Glenabo Bridge

10st 3lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

Tough and durable sort brought his winning tally over hurdles to four with a hard-earned success at Fairyhouse in November; has run respectably in two Punchestown outings since then.

12/1

Form: /00-0P

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Bitterly disappointing since Navan sixth in March; tongue tie would need to make huge difference.

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14

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 30y

18:48 Ballinrobe

Keep Em Lit

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Muredach Kelly

midfield, pushed along after 3 out, looked to go wrong before 2 out, soon slipped up

25/1

7th

11

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 106y

18:45 Clonmel

Keep Em Lit

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Muredach Kelly

Promise two seasons ago but has really struggled in three starts for new yard since missing over a year; handles testing ground at least.

20/1

7th

18

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Keep Em Lit

10st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Muredach Kelly

midfield, not fluent 7th

66/1

Form: 2-3540

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Both bumper and hurdles form reads quite well and certainly of interest in handicaps now; quiet enough latest but this more realistic; market interesting.

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10th

10

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Housemartin

11st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Bounced back to form when fitted with first-time tongue-tie at Clonmel in October and ran with credit in his follow up bid when last seen 116 days ago; worth another go at this trip but his best form is over shorter.

10/1

2nd

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Housemartin

11st 10lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: E J O’Grady

midfield, headway 3 out, keeping on when not fluent 2 out, still plenty to do approaching last, slightly hampered when left in fourth last, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

9/2

Form: 3F58-4

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Some promise in bumpers and he was behind some good horses at Galway latest (alarmingly third flopped both handicaps); may need more experience; trainer took over from his father who retired.

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7th

4

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 125y

15:45 Clonmel

Castlehill Boy

11st 11lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield, in touch with leaders home turn, weakened before 2 out

14/1

9th

3

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Castlehill Boy

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

11-race maiden but has hit the frame more than once and there were positives to take from latest fifth of 14 in a Tipperary handicap (2m); tries a new trip and it's worth a go.

14/1

Form: 420950

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Struggling with busy schedule of late and very hard to fancy.

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11th

11

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Wild Caprice

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

0-27, placed seven times; form has lacked consistency but she has often looked capable of picking up a little handicap though perhaps more likely on better ground than this; beaten 18l when fourth of five finishers in a handicap chase last week.

12/1

4th

7

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Wild Caprice

10st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, towards rear when not fluent 9th, headway 4 out, left in third when not fluent 2 out, weakening when lost third run-in

8/1

Form: 05-0P3

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Seems to like this track, belying long odds in handicap in March and especially so in maiden last month; chance but yard a long time without a winner.

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7th

2

30th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 13y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Bugscuffle

11st 10lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

None too consistent but he came good over 2m5f here four weeks ago (good to yielding) and the runner-up could frank that form in the opening division of this race; 7lb higher.

9/2

1st

12

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 30y

18:48 Ballinrobe

Bugscuffle

11st 3lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

midfield, headway after 4 out, joined leaders after 2 out, led narrowly before last, ridden and kept on well run-in

9/1

3rd

8

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Down Royal

Bugscuffle

11st 4lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

led, headed but prominent before 1st, led again before 3 out, not fluent and headed 2 out, no extra approaching last

6/1

Form: /000F-

Last run: 291 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Not ignored in market here latest and travelled best of all until meeting late traffic and getting a shade tired before falling heavily at the last; looks sure to win one of these; back in trip should help; absence the concern but yard form encouraging.

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11

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Extreme Cacao

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

midfield early, towards rear when not fluent 5 out, nudged along when fell 3 out

10/1

5th

8

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 106y

15:25 Clonmel

Extreme Cacao

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Robert Tyner

towards rear

14/1

Form: -298F9

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has not built on Sligo second in August and not sure about this ground; easily opposed.

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20

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Karayaz

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John J Cullen

Second reserve; mostly poor form on the Flat and over hurdles since Sligo maiden second a year ago.

18

(11)

22nd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 10y

20:25 Roscommon

Karayaz

8st 7lb

J: Alan Persse

T: John J Cullen

Second reserve; well beaten in Flat maidens and will have to improve with blinkers on; 5lb out of h'cap.

Form: 000-

Last run: 292 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Nothing in maidens but local yard in good form, had break and one to keep eye on.

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13

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:50 Thurles

Robin De Light

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield

40/1

21

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Robin De Light

11st 6lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Michael J McDonagh

Third reserve; little to recommend in three maidens and one handicap hurdle.

10

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Robin De Light

11st 1lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 890-0

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Quiet in maidens and flopped on handicap debut so cannot fancy; trainer took over from his dad since.

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9th

16

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Toon Town

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not beaten far in two of his last three starts and entitled to come on for his latest outing at Thurles when beaten roughly 4l; could be involved if he builds on that.

8/1

5th

7

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Toon Town

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Last three runs at Limerick; second in handicap on soft in March but pulled up either side of that and been off five months.

14/1

Form: 50/40-

Last run: 404 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

In and out since winning over three years ago on heavy and trainer perseveres but long absence and clearly risky.

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14

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Red Lemonade

11st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W J Austin

prominent on inner, lost position halfway, not fluent and dropped to rear 5 out

20/1

12th

19

20th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:23 Gowran Park

Red Lemonade

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Austin

Lightly raced for her age (has had breaks of 277, 271 and 333 days between races during her career); shaped well enough on her return at Fairyhouse to suggest she could be up to winning another handicap but this looks a very competitive affair.

16/1

Form: -60000

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Mare has been really disappointing in handicaps and hard to give her any chance despite early promise; back slightly in trip.

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16

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Monnie Shanahan

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear, mistake 2nd, ridden and became detached after 4 out

25/1

16th

7

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Monnie Shanahan

11st 8lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders

25/1

11th

20

18th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Monnie Shanahan

10st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: E McNamara

towards rear early, pushed along into midfield after 3 out, soon no extra

Form: /26P7/

Last run: 810 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

First reserve; not hurdled in an age but RPR of 103 when she did so could be chucked in off 83 but handicaps were poor and flopped on Flat latest.

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19

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Vocal Queen

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Brendan W Duke

First reserve; not hurdled in an age but RPR of 103 when she did so could be chucked in off 83 but handicaps were poor and flopped on Flat latest.

11th

15

(8)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Vocal Queen

8st 12lb

J: Orla McKenna

T: Brendan W Duke

towards rear of midfield, pushed along towards rear over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 760-00

Last run: 167 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; struggled all handicaps so far.

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5th

15

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Duffys Hodey

10st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, headway from 3 out, keeping on when switched right towards far side approaching last, ran on well towards finish, not reach leaders

33/1

5th

11

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Duffys Hodey

10st 13lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, no impression when tired jump last

9/1

Form: P-2230

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; poor latest and possible ground going against him now but in good nick recent months.

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6th

8

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Londonofficecallin

10st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Transformed with new yard, winning handicaps at Punchestown (2m3f; by a street) in June and Killarney (2m7f, yielding to soft; in a tight scrap) in October, with Flat success in between; going great guns but this mark seems to ask a lot more of him, especially from 3lb out of the handicap.

11/2

1st

4

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:35 Killarney

Londonofficecallin

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Transformed by this yard, winning Punchestown handicap hurdle by a street before fine spell of form on the Flat including course victory in July; hurdles rating went up 15lb for that Punchestown romp but goes on soft and could well defy new mark.

11/4

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Non-runners

Feyan, Vocal Queen, Duffys Hodey, Londonofficecallin

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Payout
Exacta €756.00
Straight Forecast €607.10
Tricast €1641.10
Trifecta €2309.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bluebell Diva

RP Ratings (IRE):

Bugscuffle

POSTDATA:

Glenabo Bridge

The Irish Sun:

Bluebell Diva