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  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Follow Limerick Racecourse On Twitter (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French-bred dam did not show much but is a half-sister to several useful French jumpers; of obvious interest for powerful connections.

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7th

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Paul Marvel

11st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Maiden hurdle winner; got a first taste of chasing last May before a break; stable's third-string in a six-runner contest at Gowran on return; second-string at Leopardstown early last this month when chasing home Paul Townend's mount; champion aboard now; could be well handicapped.

7/2

2nd

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Paul Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, prominent, pushed along after 2 out, left in modest second when jumped left and hampered by faller last, ridden briefly and ran on towards finish, nearest finish

11/1

4th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Paul Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4 out, weakened 2 out, no impression when mistake last

14/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2-45

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite on debut when second in a Naas bumper last February; absent until a moderate fourth at Sligo in October; fair run as stable's second-string at Thurles on first hurdles outing, taking fifth in a contest won by a subsequent Grade 2 winner; may not need to improve much in order to win an ordinary maiden.

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11

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Clonmel

Trust Me Nate

11st 4lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Gradually progressing over hurdles; outstayed over 2m at Limerick in January and again outpointed by a Mullins-trained horse here earlier this month (seventh home No Fussing won since); unlikely to get a better opportunity than this and very hard to oppose.

1/2

2nd

11

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Trust Me Nate

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in a Naas bumper last winter first time out; absent until a moderate fourth at Sligo in October; fair run as stable's second-string at Thurles on first hurdles outing, taking fifth in a contest won by a subsequent Grade 2 winner; 14l clear of the third when chasing home a well-fancied rival at Limerick last time; strong chance.

11/10

2nd

12

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Trust Me Nate

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out, headway when pushed along before 2 out, led when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, headed from last, kept on but held towards finish

15/8

25/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 06

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability when sixth in a 17-runner contest on his hurdling debut at Clonmel; considerable improvement needed.

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8th

5

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:40 Naas

Another Million

11st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Denis Leahy

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 4th

12/1

1st

1

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

18:15 Tramore

Another Million

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Denis Leahy

Rated 96 after four hurdling starts; beaten nearly 20l at Limerick last time and will have to improve plenty on that making chasing debut.

16/1

8th

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Limerick

Another Million

11st 9lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Denis Leahy

midfield, towards rear when not fluent 5 out

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has been running well in low-grade Dundalk handicaps and also has fair turf form, including on soft; still a maiden after 22 Flat runs but place chance if adapting.

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12th

3

(4)

15th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Knocknakilla

9st 11lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Gerard O’Leary

Respectable run over hurdles at Limerick last time; prior to that three fair runs here, including third in a contest in which Satono Chevalier was runner-up; place chance.

6/1

4th

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Knocknakilla

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

Has been running well in low-grade Dundalk handicaps and also has fair turf form, including on soft; still a maiden after 22 Flat runs but place chance if adapting.

10/1

1

(1)

20th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Knocknakilla

9st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Gerard O’Leary

Irish raider who has reached the frame at Dundalk in his last two starts but he was beaten 5l when third there (10.6f) on Wednesday and is now 0-22; others look stronger.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 55

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in a maiden point won by the smart Corbetts Cross; needs to step up on bumper form, though not a bad effort at Thurles on her penultimate start; could go well if the addition of a tongue-tie produces improvement.

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10th

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Fine Margin

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Eight-race maiden under rules; has to put a poor run at the Dublin Racing Festival behind him but he'd previously finished second in a competitive race at Haydock (3m, good to soft; Bold Endeavour fifth, Lord Snootie sixth) in November on his first start for Willie Mullins; may still be unexposed and arrives here fresh after missing Cheltenham.

12/1

14

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Fine Margin

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

pulled up before last

5/1

2nd

13

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:20 Haydock

Fine Margin

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Half-brother to very useful 2m hurdler Belfast Banter; trained hitherto by Matthew Daly, easily best efforts coming this February in novice/maiden hurdles at 2m4f and 2m (unraced beyond 2m4f under rules); a lot more is needed on this handicap/seasonal debut for new connections but the switch to Willie Mullins has to catch the eye.

10/1

Form: 0U3

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Twice second in points for Tom Keating; getting the hang of things judged on third behind Elliott and Mullins runners at Tramore a month ago.

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7th

14

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Lucky Zebo

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Back to his best to win a Listed handicap chase at Cork in March but 6lb higher and this looks much tougher.

25/1

1st

6

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Lucky Zebo

10st 8lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent early, midfield on near side of group before 4th, pressed leaders before 7th, challenging going okay 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and went clear approaching last, kept on well

10/1

8th

8

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

15:00 Leopardstown

Lucky Zebo

10st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has won four of his last five starts and justified odds-on favouritism at Gowran last time; shoved up another 12lb but hard to gauge where his ceiling is and potentially more to come at this trip.

9/2

Form: 00

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has finished towards the back in maidens at Naas and Punchestown, can be ruled out.

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12th

12

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Moonface

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Paul W Flynn

Tailed off in three runs in maiden hurdles so far; huge ask.

200/1

7th

7

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Moonface

11st 12lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Has finished towards the back in maidens at Naas and Punchestown, can be ruled out.

66/1

10

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Moonface

11st 4lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Paul W Flynn

No impact in two hurdle runs so far; tongue-strap left on; hard to make a case for.

150/1

Form: 689

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor form in points; soundly beaten in a bumper and two maiden hurdle outings; well held by Lucky Zebo on Tramore running.

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17th

15

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Mister Twist

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Won 2m6f maiden at Downpatrick last summer but struggled twice afterwards in handicaps; absent since September and may just need this.

10/1

6th

1

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

17:00 Gowran Park

Mister Twist

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Deserved Downpatrick maiden hurdle win in June; off-day when last seen but ground-versatile and big player on the balance.

10/1

Form: 00

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Showed a little ability on the Flat; has run twice in juvenile hurdles; stiff task here.

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6th

12

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Riyami

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three wins over 2m at Dundalk (Polytrack) since November and he was best of the rest behind an emphatic winner who was given too much rope there last time; probably needs something extra to defy this mark but he's 3-7 on AW and could have more to offer in this sphere.

13/2

2nd

2

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Riyami

12st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in rear, still plenty to do when headway from over 3f out, went modest second but no chance with winner towards finish

100/30

1st

1

(15)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Riyami

10st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in rear, headway from over 3f out, challenging when ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish

5/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 277 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off in a Punchestown bumper on his only run for his previous trainer; best watched.

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3

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Farceur De Sivola

11st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Ran respectably behind a runaway winner at Kilbeggan last week (2m, good to yielding); perhaps a shade high in the weights.

10/1

4th

9

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Kilbeggan

Farceur De Sivola

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Lightly raced for a horse of his age; failed to make much impression over a longer trip at Limerick in his first handicap; finished behind Ricky Langford then.

25/1

10th

10

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Farceur De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear

14/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No impact in races over 2m and 2m6f last spring, can be left out of calculations.

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14th

15

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Strong Whisper

11st 12lb

J: Melanie Horsman

T: Norman Lee

Shown little in three maiden runs and impossible to fancy.

66/1

11th

11

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Strong Whisper

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

No impact in races over 2m and 2m6f last spring, can be left out of calculations.

66/1

10th

8

31st May 2022

Good

2m 6f 12y

17:05 Ballinrobe

Strong Whisper

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

took keen hold, towards rear of midfield, midfield going okay after 3 out, not fluent when hampered 2 out, soon no impression

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a French 2m2f hurdle winner, dam French 2m hurdle winner; in good hands.

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0

2

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 80y

13:05 Clonmel

Captain Dillon

11st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

Tailed-off in two maiden hurdles and can't be fancied.

100/1

7th

3

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 90y

14:32 Galway

Captain Dillon

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Half-brother to a French 2m2f hurdle winner, dam French 2m hurdle winner; jumped poorly, tailed off on Limerick debut back in January; best watched on return.

16/1

12th

13

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Captain Dillon

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

Half-brother to a French 2m2f hurdle winner, dam French 2m hurdle winner; in good hands.

14/1

Form: 76/0-

Last run: 498 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed little in bumpers early in his career, subsequent Flat form offers no encouragement.

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9

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Rocket Carnival

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Showed little in bumpers early in his career, subsequent Flat form offers no encouragement.

33/1

11th

7

(4)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Dundalk (AW)

Rocket Carnival

9st 5lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

dwelt start, always towards rear, pushed along briefly from over 4f out, ridden and no impression under 2f out

10/1

6th

6

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Gowran Park

Rocket Carnival

9st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, ridden and steady headway from 2f out, not pace to challenge

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of a mare who struggled in points but is a half-sister to six winners.

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13

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

18:18 Clonmel

Soldiers Three

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ronald O’Leary

Pulled up both maidens over the winter; blinkers now fitted but makes no appeal for now.

100/1

19

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:10 Cork

Soldiers Three

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Ronald O’Leary

First reserve; pulled up both maidens over the winter; blinkers now fitted.

11

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 151y

16:15 Thurles

Soldiers Three

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Ronald O’Leary

Tailed off after poor round of jumping on Limerick debut last month; easily overlooked.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Last of five finishers on his debut at Quakerstown in November 2021; second reserve.

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6th

1

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 156y

15:01 Galway

Free Flowing

11st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

Placed on all three maiden hurdle outings last March/April; out of his depth in a conditions race at the Punchestown festival; course maiden winner over a shorter trip on seasonal debut; same 7lb-claiming rider now; trip should not be a problem.

6/1

1st

2

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Free Flowing

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

took keen hold early, prominent, went third before 5th, ridden and challenging after 2 out, led narrowly run-in, kept on well

10/1

7th

7

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Free Flowing

11st 3lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Has run to a similar level when placed on all three of his maiden hurdle tries and can win one in time; however, he is facing some higher quality opposition today.

33/1

Form: 7

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Good pedigree; something wrong when heavily eased in a bumper on debut; third reserve.

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2nd

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Dinoland

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, went second halfway, led 2 out, faced challenge approaching last, headed run-in, kept on towards finish

14/1

5

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Dinoland

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in rear, detached when pushed along after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out

16/1

7th

16

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Dinoland

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

hampered by faller 2nd, weakened 2 out

14/1

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Four Throws, Free Flowing, Dinoland

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Payout
Exacta €45.00
Straight Forecast €65.70
Trifecta €722.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Trust Me Nate

POSTDATA:

Riyami

The Irish Sun:

Trust Me Nate