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Grant Thornton Ladies Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Grant Thornton Ladies Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.10
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 6-5675

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Maiden has shown ability in bumpers but hasn't matched that level in three maiden hurdles; however, has to be of interest on handicap debut for a yard enjoying a banner season.

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3rd

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:57 Cork

Catos Revenge

10st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway towards near side after 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, went modest third last, kept on

9/2

1st

6

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Catos Revenge

11st 7lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

Maiden has shown ability in bumpers but hasn't matched that level in three maiden hurdles; however, has to be of interest on handicap debut for a yard enjoying a banner season.

7/1

5th

7

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:32 Navan

Catos Revenge

11st 12lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Placed twice in bumpers, with a long interval between those two runs; needs to improve his jumping technique on recent evidence.

33/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 141-63 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden and a handicap at this track last season from 2m3f-2m5f; fine efforts in two competitive handicaps since returning from a break though didn't jump well at Punchestown last time; chance off the same mark at a track where he goes well.

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1st

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Alpesh Amin

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in rear, mistake 7th

13/2

2nd

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Alpesh Amin

12st 0lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: E McNamara

Won a maiden and a handicap at this track last season from 2m3f-2m5f; fine efforts in two competitive handicaps since returning from a break though didn't jump well at Punchestown last time; chance off the same mark at a track where he goes well.

11/2

3rd

11

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Alpesh Amin

10st 1lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

didn't always jump with fluency, pressed leader early, lost second but prominent 7th

14/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /81/55 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

His two wins include a score over 2m at this track in 2021 but has also won over this trip; two runs at this track since returning from an absence; an eyecatcher on first occasion but disappointing in a tongue-tie since; capable of better with a top rider booked.

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7th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 82y

16:05 Clonmel

Cosmic Rock

11st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Dual hurdles winner returned from 756-day absence in October and pick of three runs in Limerick handicaps on latest when good third over 2m4f at Christmas; chasing debut and not one to rule out.

12/1

3rd

12

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Cosmic Rock

10st 10lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

His two wins include a score over 2m at this track in 2021 but has also won over this trip; two runs at this track since returning from an absence; an eyecatcher on first occasion but disappointing in a tongue-tie since; capable of better with a top rider booked.

6/1

5th

2

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Cosmic Rock

11st 11lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Course winner over 2m in 2021 but stays this trip; ran well back here over 2m on return after a long absence; tongue-tie on now and a chance with improvement highly likely.

6/1

Form: -48540

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

One of two runners for these connections; maiden has run creditably at times over hurdles and fences, including several times at this track; poor on handicap chase debut last time but could bounce back reverting to hurdles.

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5th

1

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Friends N Commerce

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

raced wide, prominent, joined leader before 3 out, bumped before 2 out

12/1

4th

7

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Friends N Commerce

11st 7lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

One of two runners for these connections; maiden has run creditably at times over hurdles and fences, including several times at this track; poor on handicap chase debut last time but could bounce back reverting to hurdles.

10/1

11th

1

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Friends N Commerce

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick G Kelly

0-11 over hurdles, placed five times; showed improved form on his third start over fences, finishing 25l fourth behind the top-class Klassical Dream over 2m6f at this venue; possibly flattered by that and has plenty of weight for his first handicap.

10/1

Form: 12-164 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Was progressive over hurdles last season, winning twice in that sphere; took advantage of a lower chase mark on return at Thurles and ran a fine race there last time; hasn't much in hand off this hurdles mark.

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9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Ardera Ru

10st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Progressive over hurdles last season and returned in October to win over fences at Thurles (2m5f); best run since on latest when staying on second to a well-backed winner in 2m5f Punchestown handicap hurdle last month; one to consider.

13/2

2nd

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Ardera Ru

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Progressive over hurdles last season, winning at Tramore and Gowran in testing conditions and this term returned in October to win over fences at Thurles; didn't seem to get home in lady riders handicap hurdle latest but not one to rule out here with regular rider back aboard.

9/1

5th

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Ardera Ru

11st 12lb

J: Miss Charlotte Butler

T: Eoin Doyle

Was progressive over hurdles last season, winning twice in that sphere; took advantage of a lower chase mark on return at Thurles and ran a fine race there last time; hasn't much in hand off this hurdles mark.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 00818- C

Last run: 347 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

His six wins between hurdles and fences includes four at this track; however, he hasn't run since disappointing at Fairyhouse in January and will have to be in top shape to take this on return.

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1st

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Young Dev

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, challenging 3 out, going best when not fluent 2 out, ridden to lead last, ran on well and went clear towards finish

10/1

4th

5

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Down Royal

Young Dev

11st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Has obtained four of his six wins at Limerick, but was entitled to need the race over hurdles at that venue last month on his first outing in almost a year; beaten 21l when third of four finishers on his return to chasing at Punchestown; 2-12 over fences and 10l second in the 4m2f Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March 2022.

6/1

3rd

3

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

15:35 Punchestown

Young Dev

11st 8lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Has obtained four of his six wins at Limerick, but was entitled to need the race over hurdles at that venue last month on his first outing in almost a year; has seldom run over fences in recent seasons; 2-11 in this sphere and second four times, notably a fine run in the 4m2f Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March 2022

7/2

Form: 046-17 C BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle over 2m3f here in November but couldn't back that up five days later in a Punchestown 3m handicap; this trip will suit better but will have to step up off this mark.

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4th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Clonmel

Quest With Speed

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, jumped slightly left 2nd, mistake and lost ground 10th, mistake 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon headway and prominent

8/1

3rd

6

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Quest With Speed

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, mistake 4th, headway towards near side approaching last, ran on well and went third post

14/1

7th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Quest With Speed

11st 12lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a maiden hurdle over 2m3f here in November but couldn't back that up five days later in a Punchestown 3m handicap; this trip will suit better but will have to step up off this mark.

9/1

Form: U0P8-7 D

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Two hurdle wins, from 2m4f-3m; lost his form last season but has dropped plenty in the handicap as a result, so could go well if ready enough after his absence; first-time tongue-tie.

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12th

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Wild Hunt

11st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Has really struggled since winning back-to-back in March 2022 and poor run here latest.

50/1

7th

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Wild Hunt

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won back-to-back over hurdles a couple of seasons ago; struggled last season and while he may have needed his return last month, he doesn't look well treated on any recent form; new headgear combination.

25/1

Form: 544-00

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in a bumper and initially in maiden hurdles, including here, but has been poor the last twice; however, could show up better now tackling handicaps, so considered.

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7th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Trackman Tommy

11st 4lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

Ran okay in a couple of maiden hurdles last spring; soundly beaten on his handicap debut at Limerick last time and others preferred.

33/1

9th

10

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Trackman Tommy

11st 0lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

Showed some ability in a bumper and initially in maiden hurdles, including here, but has been poor the last twice; however, could show up better now tackling handicaps, so considered.

16/1

11th

7

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Trackman Tommy

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Half-brother to very useful chaser Glen Forsa; showed some ability with a pair of fourth placings at Limerick and Ballinrobe last season; something seemingly amiss on final outing; lacks a recent run but worth considering.

7/2

Form: 515-08 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap chase at Gowran in February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; well beaten in two hurdle starts lately but is surely capable of much better off this mark.

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7th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

From The Ashes

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran last February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; his handicap hurdle form is relatively weak, but interesting that trainer persists despite modest form in his last three racses.

6/1

10th

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

From The Ashes

11st 6lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran in February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; well beaten in two hurdle starts lately but is surely capable of much better off this mark.

15/2

8th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

From The Ashes

12st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Tailed off on this month's reappearance and would probably prefer slower ground than this but feasibly treated if he does handle conditions.

17/2

Form: 40-707

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden has been well beaten on her last two starts and is 8lb out of the handicap; not easy to fancy.

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11th

13

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Costaweefortune

10st 0lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Maiden has been well beaten on her last two starts and is 8lb out of the handicap; not easy to fancy.

50/1

7th

13

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Costaweefortune

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Charles Coakley

Best run when 7th in a Killarney handicap hurdle but has to improve on that; poor in a maiden since.

22/1

Form: 98-9P9

Last run: 89 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has shown some ability in a bumper and in maiden hurdles but disappointing since tackling handicaps; cheekpieces replace the hood worn last time; looks capable of better.

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12th

11

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

All Walks Of Life

10st 11lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Michael Hourigan

Has shown some ability in a bumper and in maiden hurdles but disappointing since tackling handicaps; cheekpieces replace the hood worn last time; looks capable of better.

11/1

Form: 1/141/

Last run: 1046 days

W: 12st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner won twice from three starts over fences in the 2020/'21 season; is racing off a much lower hurdle mark but has obvious questions to answer after almost three years off the track.

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0

1

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Farmix

12st 3lb

J: Miss E Cody

T: Liz Doyle

Hurdle winner won twice from three starts over fences in the 2020/'21 season; is racing off a much lower hurdle mark but has obvious questions to answer after almost three years off the track.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €460.00
Straight Forecast €354.80
Tricast €1243.80
Trifecta €1646.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Quest With Speed

SPOTLIGHT:

Alpesh Amin

TOPSPEED:

Quest With Speed

POSTDATA:

Quest With Speed

The Irish Sun:

Alpesh Amin