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McGrath Limestone Works 60th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8615.04
  • 2m 1f 98y
  • 9 runners
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McGrath Limestone Works 60th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 620F17

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Second runner for yard; won his third race over hurdles when taking a Clonmel claimer and wasn't disgraced off this mark at Cork last time; this is tougher.

Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

13/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -35521

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Second runner for yard; had run creditably in handicaps over further before getting off the mark back to 2m at Naas last time; this trip will be fine but will have to improve again now up 7lb.

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4th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Wee Charlie

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: -23PFP D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner in 2020 has been chasing in the last year without success; has dropped down the handicap returned to hurdles but others still preferred.

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8th

2

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and hurdle winner lost her form over fences earlier this year but there was some encouragement from her hurdle run here last time; has to do more, though.

16/1

3rd

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:50 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner in 2020 has been chasing in the last year without success; has dropped down the handicap returned to hurdles but others still preferred.

20/1

1

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Razzle Dazzle Love

12st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Is 0-9 over fences and failed to complete in her last two starts, albeit very much up against it at Listed level last time; doesn't look well treated on any of her chase form to date.

7/1

Form: 77751

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner last year showed much-improved form to bolt up in a Limerick 4yo hurdle last time; handles soft ground but he is up against seasoned campaigners on handicap debut, so will have to pull out more off this mark.

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16th

12

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Your Honor

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Made all for heavy-ground 2m win at Limerick in December but no match for the principals in Afadil's race at Musselburgh next time; lifeless effort when ridden more patiently at Fairyhouse latest and, although the return to 2m will suit, he is down the list with cheekpieces refitted.

33/1

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Your Honor

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

towards rear, mistake 5th

8/1

9th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Your Honor

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Dual Flat winner who has gained both hurdle wins on slow ground at Limerick, latterly making pretty much all in a Listed handicap at Christmas; may need soft or heavy ground if he's to defy this high a mark on British debut.

11/2

Form: 711400 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

One of two runners for yard; won handicap hurdles at Kilbeggan and Galway last summer on a sound surface; beaten a long way by Carbon King on recent return and has work to do.

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1

(5)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Darkened

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer's most recent win came on Dundalk AW in March over this trip; didn't get a clear run when never landing a blow in similar contest last month; not one to rule out back on turf.

8/1

5th

3

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

10st 1lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer got off the mark on this surface at the thirteenth attempt when scoring over C&D last month, despite racing keenly and hanging left; 3lb rise okay and could go well again.

5/1

1st

5

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

9st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

took keen hold, midfield

7/1

Form: 591311

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Rapid improver has won three of last four starts from 2m-2m5f, all on testing ground; has also been raised 13lb for his Navan win last time but rider takes off a useful 7lb, so respected.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

towards rear

25/1

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

12st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Shot back to form when taking a novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable but he was pulled up on his outing prior to that and has suffered a similar fate the last twice; hard to know what to expect.

8/1

9

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Carbon King

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Three wins over hurdles in Ireland last season (up to 2m5f) and he shot back to form when taking a six-runner novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable; however, not proven over this sort of trip and pulled up when out of his depth trying 3m in a Grade 2 novice chase on latest outing; needs a career best.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: -U0061

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Came back to form on second start for this yard when easily winning a Limerick handicap over 2m last time; raised 13lb for that makes this a much stiffer task but rider's 5lb claim a help.

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10th

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Cafe Con Leche

11st 8lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Loves testing conditions, gaining fourth win over hurdles with 40-1 success earlier this month in 2m1f Cork handicap, coming with good late turn of foot under today's rider for cosy win; up 8lb for that and yet to win over this far but respected.

11/4

1st

1

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

Cafe Con Leche

12st 2lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; has tended to struggle since then; others preferred.

16/1

10th

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Cafe Con Leche

11st 6lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; well held in similar conditions at Galway last month and low-key fourth on the Flat since; others preferred.

33/1

Form: -14550 D

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Smart juvenile hurdler last year, winning at Cork and Downpatrick before a fine run at the Galway festival; disappointing on final start but both wins came after a break, so respected on ground he handles.

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10th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run stretches back 21 months but step back in the right direction when fourth at Navan on penultimate start; running up with the pace when falling three out in a Cork event in which Cheerful Chap finished second.

10/1

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run for 20 months but step back in the right direction when fourth at Navan last time in a deep contest; may go well if he can build on that.

14/1

4th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run is mounting up but he's back on a good mark as a result and he posted a respectable effort at Naas last month; needs to prove he can see out this trip on testing ground though.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €179.00
Straight Forecast €154.10
Tricast €1966.50
Trifecta €2080.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Your Honor

The Irish Sun:

Carbon King

SPOTLIGHT:

Ebasari

TOPSPEED:

Your Honor

POSTDATA:

Your Honor