Home / March 12 / 14:50 Limerick

14:50 Limerick

Soft

Watch Every Cheltenham Festival Race Live Only On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 21 runners
RTV
View Course
Watch Every Cheltenham Festival Race Live Only On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.80
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 0924P9

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Went closest in a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in November; handicap hurdle form is nothing to speak of and others look more likely.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Merry Moves

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Made a good fist of things on intial start over fences but largely downhill in the interim and she will need the big guns to underperform here to make a lasting impression.

66/1

8th

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Merry Moves

11st 3lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Won 2m6f Limerick handicap in March off 87 (soft) for today's rider but disappointing until more encouraging third over this trip at Fairyhouse last month in today's headgear combination; one to consider.

10/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -06022

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Had shown little before chasing home subsequent winner Wa Wa at Navan last month over this trip; jumping let him down late on when runner-up over 3m at Clonmel last time; should be on the premises once more.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Atlantian

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

5th

12

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Atlantian

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent in chasing group

6/1

2nd

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Atlantian

11st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden and chased clear leader approaching last, ran on well and went clear with winner run-in

11/2

Form: 009040

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Just behind Rochestown when fourth at Punchestown in January but well beaten at Fairyhouse since; has ability but others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

25/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 005-40

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Not a bad effort in a handicap hurdle at Wexford in May; won a point-to-point at Bandon last month; not easy to assess but the rider booking is attractive and could go well.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

18:45 Clonmel

Lilian Bland

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Niall Patrick Hennessy

prominent, led soon after start, jumped slightly left 9th, headed when not fluent 4 out, joined leader before 3 out

5/2

20/1

Form: 0405U

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Beaten when unseating at Fairyhouse last month; better judged on her run at the same venue a month previously but others more likely.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

10

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Elsannah

11st 0lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Crawley

prominent in chasing group

12/1

1st

5

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Elsannah

11st 10lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Crawley

midfield, headway before 4 out, joined leader going okay when not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along to lead, went clear approaching last, ridden out

7/1

5th

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Elsannah

11st 11lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Crawley

midfield

20/1

Form: 090-31

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has come back strongly after 10 months off, finishing third in a 3m handicap hurdle at Punchestown and just holding off Chelseas Friend over 2m4f at the same venue last month; up 7lb but there could be more to come.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

11

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Rochestown

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

in touch with leaders

9/2

2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Rochestown

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

raced in second, not fluent 11th, led narrowly after 4 out

9/1

3rd

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:53 Thurles

Rochestown

12st 1lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Wide margin winner off a mark of 89 at Tramore on New Year's Day but was tailed off after an error at Navan last month; may resume progress and ground is fine.

3/1

Form: 52-341

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Gained an elusive second success when bolting up in a 3m handicap hurdle at Clonmel 10 days ago; up 8lb for that but clearly coming here in form and probably with a favourite's chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 22y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Stolen Moment

10st 0lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: Sean Aherne

Won a Clonmel 3m handicap hurdle last month but Limerick run after might have come too soon; since made amends by winning on chasing debut in a Wexford handicap (3m1f); handles conditions and has a chance.

8/1

1st

6

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 100y

19:10 Wexford

Stolen Moment

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

towards rear, headway from 5 out, disputing second when not fluent 2 out, ridden to lead last, ridden out towards finish

12/1

7th

7

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Stolen Moment

11st 9lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: Sean Aherne

held up in rear

100/30

Form: 090058

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

First reserve; couple of okay runs over hurdles last year; well beaten in two points since.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 100y

18:40 Wexford

Ben Vrackie

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John F Gleeson

pushed along in rear early, slow jump 5th

16/1

8th

19

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Ben Vrackie

11st 5lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: John F Gleeson

midfield

8th

3

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Ben Vrackie

11st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John F Gleeson

Flat winner in 2018 but no wins since and hasn't shown enough in five starts over timber.

25/1

Form: 0-P908

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Yet to trouble the judge in nine outings over hurdles; that is unlikely to change here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

18

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Stormy Glenn

11st 1lb

J: Mr P McNeilly

T: Robin McNeilly

towards rear

50/1

8th

8

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 100y

15:45 Navan

Stormy Glenn

11st 12lb

J: Mr P McNeilly

T: Robin McNeilly

Never better than seventh in eight starts over hurdles; 82-rated gelding faces unenviable task.

50/1

10th

17

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Punchestown

Stormy Glenn

10st 11lb

J: Mr P McNeilly

T: Robin McNeilly

always towards rear, didn't jump with fluency, pushed along and no extra after 4 out

33/1

Form: 8S000

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

No show in maiden hurdles or on her handicap debut at Punchestown; hard to make a case for.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

14

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Limerick

Emilys Fortune

10st 6lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

prominent

66/1

10th

15

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Emilys Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear of midfield

50/1

10th

9

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:00 Punchestown

Emilys Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear of midfield, weakened 2 out

40/1

Form: -31365 D

Last run: 164 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Tramore handicap chase winner off 82 last August; not seen since fifth in a Clonmel handicap hurdle in September; each-way claims although would prefer better ground.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

18:45 Clonmel

Rule Of June

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Liam Casey

in rear, raced in last when slow jump 8th, soon reminder, not fluent 9th, soon reminder and weakened, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out

12/1

7th

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Wexford

Rule Of June

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Liam Casey

Beat Rudy Catrail in a Tramore chase last year, her sole win; some decent runs in defeat this summer but struggled in testing ground back at Tramore last time; not ruled out.

11/1

Form: 7F-0F0

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Caught the eye when mid-division in a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse two weeks ago; worth keeping an eye for any potential market moves.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Quornofamonday

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

raced in second 2nd

8/1

9th

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Quornofamonday

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

Up 7lb in total for solid placed efforts in last three handicaps (2m/2m4f), favourite each time; goes well through his races, slight stamina query stepping back up to this trip but should be thereabouts.

3/1

Form: 0/00-F

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in maiden hurdles and a faller on his handicap debut at Galway in October; tongue-tie tried here; others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

15

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Wild As Fire

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

never better than midfield, no extra from 2 out

20/1

0

10

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Wild As Fire

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

midfield, weakened after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

14/1

Form: 00P-06

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Poor maiden hurdle form and tailed off in two runs over fences; makes no appeal.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent on inner, led after 2nd, headed and lost position before 9th, weakened quickly from 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

14th

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent

50/1

6th

12

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 77y

13:30 Thurles

Getaway Beauty

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James Daniel Dullea

Nothing of note over hurdles and easily passed over here on chase debut.

150/1

Form: 33-P22

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Off for nine months but has bounced almost straight back to form with narrow defeats at Clonmel and when just failing to peg back today's rival Rochestown at Punchestown; every chance of turning the tables here and should be a leading player.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

8

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

16:35 Downpatrick

Chelseas Friend

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: James Joseph Mangan

Useful level of form a couple of seasons ago; signs of a revival on her penultimate outing but pulled up a fortnight ago and others preferred.

20/1

0

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Wexford

Chelseas Friend

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James Joseph Mangan

Point' and dual hurdle winner twice ran well over fences last year; hasn't been as good in three chase runs this year, though not bad at Tramore last time; better ground today should suit.

9/1

3rd

1

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

Chelseas Friend

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

in touch with leaders, prominent after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened gradually

20/1

Form: 0652PP

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Looked a very promising mare early on, winning a Cork bumper last year; good effort in first time cheekpieces when second in a mares handicap hurdle at Tramore in December but beaten out of sight twice since; others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 100y

18:40 Wexford

Fons Vivus

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Padraig Butler

prominent, reminders and dropped to rear before 5th, slow jump and became detached 6th

16/1

3

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Fons Vivus

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Padraig Butler

prominent, briefly led 1st, chased clear leader from 2nd

33/1

3

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:00 Punchestown

Fons Vivus

11st 13lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Padraig Butler

prominent, weakened 2 out, soon pulled up

13/2

Form: P767U0

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Coming down the handicap over hurdles and fences but out of form and makes little appeal.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Silver Planeur

11st 4lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: E McNamara

towards rear of midfield

40/1

12th

7

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:25 Clonmel

Silver Planeur

11st 7lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: E McNamara

Three-time winner but has struggled a little to find his best form this season over hurdles and fences; looks the stable second string here.

20/1

8

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:20 Limerick

Silver Planeur

10st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: E McNamara

didn't jump well, towards rear, mistake and dropped to rear 2nd, not fluent 3rd, detached when mistake and unseated rider 5 out

16/1

Form: 5-84P0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

3lb higher than when a decent third in a division of this contest last year but disappointing since; others much more likely.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Getaway Abbey

11st 2lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

towards rear

25/1

11th

10

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:00 Punchestown

Getaway Abbey

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

led, headed 2nd, led again after 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

33/1

19

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Getaway Abbey

10st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

First reserve; promising placed effort on handicap debut at this venue but well held in three subsequent runs.

OUR TIP

Form: 70-6P

Last run: 94 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; showed ability in a maiden hurdle here in November; well beaten in a Clonmel handicap hurdle since; cheekpieces tried.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

20

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Battle Bound

11st 6lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Augustine Leahy

Second reserve; showed ability in a maiden hurdle here in November; well beaten in a Clonmel handicap hurdle since; cheekpieces tried.

4

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:15 Clonmel

Battle Bound

11st 9lb

J: T Joseph Kelly

T: Augustine Leahy

Well beaten on first two maiden hurdle runs but was much better on return at Limerick last time; should have improved from that and this longer trip can suit.

9/1

6th

1

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Limerick

Battle Bound

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Augustine Leahy

Well beaten in two maidens around the turn of the year; needs this for a mark.

33/1

Form: 000-P

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

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

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Holiday In Kerry, Battle Bound, Robin De Light

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €1486.00
Straight Forecast €1237.30
Tricast €13188.10
Trifecta €11079.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Stolen Moment

The Irish Sun:

Atlantian

SPOTLIGHT:

Chelseas Friend

POSTDATA:

Stolen Moment