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Monroe’s Live John Monroe Memorial Mares Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £11486.73
  • 2m 0f 40y
  • 11 runners
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Monroe’s Live John Monroe Memorial Mares Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 7365-1 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Showed much improved form to score comfortably on handicap debut over C&D last time; got a 13lb hike for that but good claimer stays aboard and has to be on the shortlist.

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

2nd

5

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

18:38 Ballinrobe

Cant Stop Smiling

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear early, in touch with leaders after 4 out, not fluent and lost position 3 out, not fluent and outpaced 2 out

2/1

1st

4

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Cant Stop Smiling

11st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Showed much improved form to score comfortably on handicap debut over C&D last time; got a 13lb hike for that but good claimer stays aboard and has to be on the shortlist.

3/1

1st

2

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Cant Stop Smiling

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Received a 42-day ban for her third in a 2m maiden here in August; ran okay on comeback at Naas in March and expected to come on for that here on handicap debut with scope for improvement.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 7180-0 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Last of her three hurdle wins came on fast ground at Tramore last summer; creditable run on soft ground at Clonmel last time and this surface will suit better.

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

5th

2

(4)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

18:20 Gowran Park

Vischio

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

Dual-purpose performer improved considerably on Flat last year, culminating in a Listed win over 1m4f at the Curragh in heavy ground; has failed to win in ten starts on AW so last month's disappointing run at Dundalk should not be held against her

8/1

6th

3

(5)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vischio

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

led, joined after 1f, soon raced in second

9/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /B14-1 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won her second hurdle race when scoring on return under this rider at Kilbeggan recently; raised 8lb for that but there should be improvement to come and interesting to see how she fares in the market with her stablemate Calico.

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

4th

7

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Royal Eagle

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in fourth behind clear leaders

5/1

19th

13

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Royal Eagle

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Progressive in the first half of the season, winning three handicaps going up two stone in the process; progress stalled at Cheltenham and Fairyhouse and back from a break here; won't want much rain.

20/1

6th

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Royal Eagle

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders on outer

12/1

Form: U160-4 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won a Tramore maiden hurdle in October and best run since was when fourth to Royal Eagle at Kilbeggan last time; needs a bit more but should be involved.

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

2nd

3

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:55 Bellewstown

First Dare

11st 3lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

midfield, headway from 3 out, left in fourth 2 out, wandered around approaching last, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds

6/1

2nd

4

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Punchestown

First Dare

11st 4lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

in touch with leaders, headway and went third before 3 out, not fluent and lost two places 2 out, chased clear leader approaching last, soon no impression

3/1

1st

10

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

First Dare

10st 9lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Liz Doyle

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, headway on inner after 2 out, led approaching last, ridden and ran on run-in

7/2

Form: 0P69P-

Last run: 235 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden is in poor form and has little chance from 15lb out of the handicap.

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

1st

12

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 194y

16:20 Sligo

Athagabhain

11st 2lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

in touch with leaders, went second after 3rd, led before 4th, faced challenge 3 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden out final 110yds

16/1

16th

9

(13)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:40 Curragh

Athagabhain

9st 6lb

J: Cillian McConnell

T: Adrian Sexton

took keen hold, prominent, lost ground and midfield after 3f

50/1

6th

10

(7)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 210y

17:07 Listowel

Athagabhain

10st 9lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

towards rear of midfield

150/1

Form: 1004P- D

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Last of her two hurdle wins came at Kilbeggan just over a year ago off this mark; below that level since, though faced some stiff tasks; will have to be tuned up on return.

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

5th

5

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Bonarc

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Just 2-33 over hurdles and 0-5 over fences after finishing tailed off in a 2m1f handicap at Sligo in September; has run well in this discipline and drying ground would help her no end.

16/1

4th

4

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 120y

15:20 Sligo

Bonarc

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in last throughout, pecked on landing 1st, detached when not fluent 7th, jumped slightly left and weakened 2 out, pecked on landing last

7/1

Form: 3PFP3- D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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

OUR TIP

Form: 0P62-1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Gradual improver over hurdles got off the mark in a Clonmel maiden on soft ground; returning to this livelier surface will be a help and she has to enter calculations.

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

1st

4

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Je Tai Porte

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold, made all, clear with one other halfway, much reduced lead 3 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, easily

12/1

4th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Je Tai Porte

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat-bred mare who was soundly beaten in two of her first three chases and was only fifth best on merit when respectable third at Leopardstown (2m1f, soft) in between; does not have a convincing profile but represents a respected Irish stable and will be suited by today's return to good ground.

10/1

4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

13:55 Thurles

Je Tai Porte

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, went modest fourth halfway, no impression from 2 out

5/1

Form: 5231-1 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

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

5th

4

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Calico

10st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a beginners chase at Galway in September and enjoyed her finest hour when winning a valuable hurdle race at Far Hills in October; off since running no race at Pine Mountain in November; ground will suit but needs to find a bit extra even if forward enough.

14/1

6

25th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

16:30 Roscommon

Calico

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 3146-9

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Roscommon maiden hurdle winner last September ran a fine race on return at Kilbeggan but was below form on soft at Clonmel since; should be more at home back on a sound surface.

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

7th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Betty Dutton

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Maiden hurdle winner at Roscommon in 2022 was fairly consistent in defeat last year; however, her best form is on better ground and is back from a break.

16/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €342.00
Straight Forecast €368.70
Tricast €1021.60
Trifecta €3512.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Calico

TOPSPEED:

Bonarc

POSTDATA:

Calico