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19:55 Limerick

Soft

Limerick Racecourse Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 1m 3f 70y
  • 16 runners
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Limerick Racecourse Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £64.90
  • Place: £7.70

Form: 050/0-

Last run: 345 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat for Andy Oliver; hurdles winner for his current stable but out of form in the autumn and in two runs back since late May; others much more likely.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Bear Claws

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Saw plenty of action in Ireland and also won a 1m6f AW Flat race last month on sixth start for current yard; ran respectably in that sphere 15 days ago; heavy defeats in Ireland in his last four starts over hurdles, latest last June, which he needs to put well behind him.

8/1

4th

5

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-Irish 7yo, who got back on the scoresheet when landing a 1m6f handicap here (13-2) on his return three weeks ago; got first run in that race but a 3lb rise looks fair enough and he's respected on this drop back in trip.

4/1

1st

4

(7)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-Irish 7yo who was placed twice over C&D for his new yard last autumn; ended 2023 on a low note but given a chance by the handicapper if a 110-day break sparks a revival.

100/30

10/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 29506-

Last run: 260 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

21-race maiden although went very close in a Down Royal handicap last July; debuts for John McConnell here after eight months off and no surprise should he run well.

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11

(2)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Dinamine

9st 1lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: John C McConnell

Longstanding maiden is now 0-32 and most recent AW form doesn't suggest that will change off higher turf mark.

25/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: /6950-

Last run: 253 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Modest form over timber for this yard; had shown some promise on the Flat previously but doesn't look particularly well treated on anything he's done so far.

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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

16/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 87520-

Last run: 240 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Just failed in a Killarney handicap over this trip on soft in October; eight month absence to overcome and probably being prepared for a crack at a Killarney handicap next month.

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No Results Found

Form: 6876-8

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Ran okay without threatening in a Leopardstown handicap last week; should be more to come from him but others preferred here.

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No Results Found

Form: 159-00

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Effective front-runner at his best but no trace of his best form this year; makes little appeal.

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7th

2

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Itsalonglongroad

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Eight wins in all codes, including on the Flat at this track; however, was poor over fences back here last time, so has questions to answer now.

7/1

Form: 0860-3

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Decent first effort for the stable when third in a 1m5f Gowran handicap last month; might well have needed that and the drop back in trip could suit; interesting runner.

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1st

16

(8)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:10 Navan

Tory Reel

9st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Best Flat effort when third in a Gowran handicap in May; got off the mark over hurdles last time over 2m4f at Killarney; could make his presence felt.

14/1

1st

15

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Tory Reel

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Won a juvenile maiden hurdle last summer for his previous trainer; creditable third on the Flat at Gowran in May on the first of two outings for this stable; fitness not in doubt and relatively unexposed as a hurdler.

10/1

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8/1

Form: 413552

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

All three wins have come on polytrack but ran encouragingly on turf when runner-up in a 1m4f handicap at Fairyhouse two weeks ago; will be thereabouts with a repeat.

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3rd

1

(3)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Celtic Revival

10st 1lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

slightly awkward start, towards rear

8/1

2nd

5

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Celtic Revival

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Five-time C&D winner, including this race last year and more recently off 69 in November; solid recent form off this mark so has to be on the shortlist again.

11/2

3rd

4

(4)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Celtic Revival

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: Edward Lynam

Five-time C&D winner, latest in November off 69; overall solid level of form since so has to be considered.

15/2

Form: 3754-1 CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Made an immediate impact this season, winning over C&D in April; has got away with 3lb rise and should be very competitive.

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4th

13

(18)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:40 Navan

Fond Farewell

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John Joseph Murphy

Made an immediate impact this season, winning over 1m3f at Limerick in April; beaten favourite on follow-up bid at the same venue in June; stable is in fine form at the moment and his chance should be taken seriously.

8/1

6/1

Form: 8-9063

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Ran well in a C&D handicap in April; stepped up on that when a close third over 1m4f at Leopardstown; ground versatile and looks a leading player here on that sort of evidence.

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12th

15

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Chilean

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Luke Comer

Group 3 winner in France (heavy); those days are long gone but his latest fourth at Bellewstown (1m4f; behind Enquire Within) was a solid effort.

14/1

4th

18

(16)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

17:10 Bellewstown

Chilean

9st 1lb

T: Luke Comer

midfield

14/1

Form: 0920-9

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Has mixed it over the past year, going close in two Killarney handicaps last summer and running well in a Punchestown maiden hurdle two weeks ago; each-way chance off this mark.

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3rd

7

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Bayou Belle

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway after 3 out, keeping on when mistake last, ran on and went third towards finish

11/1

5th

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Bayou Belle

11st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

The best of her form lines give her a squeak but could be coming into the race in better form; not one to dismiss for all that.

20/1

Form: 6-6207

Last run: 86 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Long losing sequence at this stage; good effort when second at Dundalk three starts ago but others preferred.

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5th

8

(2)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:20 Tramore

Magi Gal

9st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear

7/1

6th

15

(9)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 120y

19:45 Tipperary

Magi Gal

8st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

towards rear of midfield

25/1

12th

16

(1)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 3f 70y

19:55 Limerick

Magi Gal

8st 12lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: John C McConnell

Long losing sequence at this stage; good effort when second at Dundalk three starts ago but others preferred.

16/1

13th
13 (19)
Notturno

9/2

Form: 9-5253 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Consistent performer in similar handicaps this year, most recently when a close third over this trip at Roscommon; likely to be on the premises again.

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1st

2

(11)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

14:30 Tramore

Notturno

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway under 2f out, challenging on outer inside final furlong, led final 110yds, soon clear, comfortably

5/1

4th

4

(10)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 140y

19:15 Roscommon

Notturno

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

held up in rear, headway when hung right over 2f out, went fourth 1f out, wandered around and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

5/1

4th

6

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 42y

20:10 Sligo

Notturno

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

Maiden has run well in handicaps several times this term, going closest over this trip at Down Royal; raised 2lb but should make another bold bid; ground versatile.

9/4

Form: 1/2653 CD BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Back to form of late, staying third in a 1m4f handicap at Roscommon followed by victory in a claiming hurdle at Sligo; bang in form and a good run is likely from a good draw.

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No Results Found
15th
6 (4)
White Strand

66/1

Form: 00070-

Last run: 212 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Second on handicap debut herer a year ago but nothing of any note since; cheekpieces declared now on his first run since November.

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10th

16

(16)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 115y

20:10 Tipperary

White Strand

9st 12lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: T Hogan

midfield

20/1

11th

8

(4)

24th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 126y

19:40 Ballinrobe

White Strand

9st 7lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: T Hogan

Not easy to make a case for this one, well-held on seasonal return behind Riyami; no headgear today.

50/1

Form: 0-00

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Three ordinary efforts in maidens and makes little appeal on her handicap bow.

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17th

13

(2)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Naas

Fan Na Tiobratan

8st 12lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

soon led, headed but pressed leader halfway

50/1

13th

15

(17)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Navan

Fan Na Tiobratan

9st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

Very modest form in maidens and on handicap bow over 1m3f; outsider.

50/1

16th

15

(13)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 3f 70y

19:55 Limerick

Fan Na Tiobratan

8st 12lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

Three ordinary efforts in maidens and makes little appeal on her handicap bow.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €13728.00
Straight Forecast €5166.90
Tricast €75690.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fond Farewell

POSTDATA:

Bigz Belief

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Chilean

The Irish Sun:

Fond Farewell