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Limerick Racecourse Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Limerick Racecourse Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 18-400 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Course bumper winner at 2022 Christmas fixture; well below best on last two maiden outings; official rating of 107 is high enough to imply that he could go close if recovering his best form.

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4

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Youralwaysdreamin

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

Limerick bumper winner; appreciated the drop to claiming class when beating Bal De Rio on soft ground at Limerick over 2m5f; should be a big player here despite the drop in trip.

11/8

1st

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

led, soon clear with one other, not fluent 8th, soon joined, headed but prominent 4 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, rallied and led again approaching last, kept on well

7/1

10th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:55 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick T Foley

led

33/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 460686 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won a similar race over 2m3f here in 2021; also a four-time Flat winner; modest recent form but good chance in theory since he is the highest-rated runner in the line-up; trainer also has two much younger runners in the field.

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6th

6

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Bal De Rio

10st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Course 2m3f winner has won six times over hurdles in all, including four in claiming events; briefly left the yard last year and finish 8l second in a race of this type at Clonmel in September; finished second in this event 12 months ago.

7/2

2nd

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 181y

14:30 Clonmel

Bal De Rio

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: James McAuley

Course winner has won six times over hurdles, including four in claiming events; moved to this yard after a second at Bellewstown last time; handles any ground and is weighted to go close.

9/4

2nd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Bal De Rio

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, went second before 3 out, challenging on inner before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, just held

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 407366

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in France; fair placed form in handicap hurdles for Henry de Bromhead and also on first start for Peter Fahey at Cork in November; not disgraced in sixth on his last two outings.

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9th

8

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Makfils

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Yet to win over jumps but has shown enough, particularly when second in a big field handicap hurdle at Navan in November; failed to match that at Leopardstown but respected on his best form.

10/1

11th

23

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Makfils

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, went second after 3 out

14/1

Form: 24P-36

Last run: 202 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Best form has been on good ground, including when third in a 2m1f maiden at Bellewstown last summer; absent since two nondescript Flat runs last autumn.

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2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Nevendon

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders

12/1

2

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Nevendon

12st 0lb

J: Lt Billy Aprahamian

T: Alexandra Dunn

Just 1-27 under both codes, the sole success coming in a selling hurdle; below par when last seen in September, over hurdles and then back on the Flat; others appeal more.

14/1

Form: 64493P

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Respectable bumper and maiden hurdle form; good handicap run here at Christmas before Punchestown failure, could bounce back now in first-time cheekpieces; possibly the pick of three Denis Hogan-trained runners.

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0

6

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Aide De Camp

11st 9lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

midfield, dropped to rear 3rd, raced in last after 5th, no chance when brought down last (usual 2 out)

22/1

11th

11

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Aide De Camp

11st 4lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

Had some okay runs in defeat for Denis Hogan and fair fourth at Downpatrick on yard bow in April; not as good since including when attracting market support at Wexford on Wednesday.

20/1

8th

5

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Aide De Camp

11st 11lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

Bits and pieces of form, invariably staying on from off the pace under claiming rider; again left with too much to do at Tipperary on latest; may yet do better, especially if ridden in closer touch.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fit from point-to-point action; winning form looks fairly modest, but she may be improving; dam Burnt Oil Babe had plenty of ability, winner of five point-to-points and three chases.

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10th

10

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Like Ta Ma

11st 8lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and no impression after 3 out

16/1

6th

8

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Limerick

Like Ta Ma

11st 5lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Not disgraced on either start in maiden hurdles but muich more needed here.

33/1

6th

15

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Like Ta Ma

10st 11lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Dam was a smart pointer who also won three chases; a point-to-point winner in November on her seventh run; needs to step up considerably from hurdling debut in a claiming race at Limerick.

25/1

Form: 040700

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; faded badly after a prominent showing when sent back into maiden company at Fairyhouse last week.

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7th

12

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Moyode Mist

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; faded badly after a prominent showing when sent back into maiden company at Fairyhouse last week.

25/1

11th

11

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Moyode Mist

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; has the merit of experience; first time with cheekpieces

16/1

7

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

12:20 Aintree

Moyode Mist

10st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Form: 343307

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won two turf handicaps for Noel Meade in 2021; fair form over hurdles on better ground than this in the first half of the season; not at best recently in two races at Dundalk and in a handicap hurdle at Clonmel.

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8th

4

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Female Approach

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and failed to make an impact on first two starts for new stable (2m4f/3m); first-time tongue-tie needs to make a big difference here; raced mainly on good ground.

20/1

0

3

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:55 Southwell

Female Approach

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and was safely held when ninth of 16 on last month's stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, good); clearly needs to do better here.

20/1

9th

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Female Approach

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles in Ireland but signed off there with two very respectable runs in big-field handicaps this spring (3m/3m1f); cheekpieces removed for today's stable debut; should cope with the drop back in trip.

10/1

Form: -P9PPP

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability for Tom Mullins without winning; impossible to fancy on current form; pulled-up in two outings this month, and in two of her three 2022 appearances.

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7

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Cornhill Lass

11st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: E Sheehy

towards rear, mistake 4th, detached 8th, jumped left 9th, pulled up before 5 out

25/1

9th

11

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Cornhill Lass

10st 6lb

J: Alan King

T: J G Murray

Showed some ability for Tom Mullins without winning; impossible to fancy on current form; pulled-up in two outings this month, and in two of her three 2022 appearances.

50/1

8

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:37 Cork

Cornhill Lass

11st 5lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: J G Murray

Showed some ability without winning for Tom Mullins but has shown nothing for some time; makes little appeal.

66/1

Form: 6-60U0

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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

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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

OUR TIP

Form: 80-726

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Former useful hurdler, winning four times in all and capable of good form, marks in the mid-130s when at his peak; down a long way in the ratings now; managed a good run when 9l second in a veterans' handicap chase here last month; fair sixth at Navan ten days ago, but others are better suited by these race conditions.

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11

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Carrig Cathal

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: D Broad

1

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Carrig Cathal

12st 0lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: D Broad

Former useful hurdler, winning four times in all and capable of good form, marks in the mid-130s when at his peak; down a long way in the ratings now; managed a good run when 9l second in a veterans' handicap chase here last month; fair sixth at Navan ten days ago, but others are better suited by these race conditions.

7/1

6th

8

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Navan

Carrig Cathal

11st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: D Broad

towards rear of midfield, headway 4 out, ridden and kept on from 3 out, never dangerous

10/1

Form: 24330P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances; needs to bounce back after flop over 3m at Fairyhouse on her handicap debut.

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11

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

Elusive Sea

10st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

33/1

13

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Elusive Sea

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on all three starts this year on softer ground, jumping poorly latest; cheekpieces now tried and return to better ground sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

12/1

11

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Elusive Sea

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on latest two starts on soft ground; return to better ground seems sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €277.00
Straight Forecast €244.70
Trifecta €1132.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Makfils

The Irish Sun:

Like Ta Ma

POSTDATA:

Bal De Rio

RP Ratings (IRE):

Makfils

TOPSPEED:

Makfils