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15:12 Limerick

Soft

Roche’s Feeds Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Roche’s Feeds Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.50
  • Place: £4.70

Form: 50317- D BF

Last run: 261 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Veteran of the field albeit only nine, and absent for 261-days which is a worry; nice enough looking mark here all the same on handicap debut, with a further 7lb claimed off his back, so worthy of some inspection; would not rule out.

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

5th

2

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Johngus

11st 12lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Wide-margin winner of a beginners' chase here last March; given a break after a disappointing run at Cork in April; won a 2m handicap hurdle at Limerick on belated seasonal debut; unplaced favourite under a penalty over 2m3f at the same venue two days later; chase mark is 6lb below new hurdles rating.

4/1

7th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Limerick

Johngus

12st 7lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Something clearly amiss when disappointing at Cork, that on the back of a smooth win at Clonmel, both over fences; after a long lay-off, won 2m handicap hurdle in good style here on Wednesday; 7lb penalty.

9/2

1st

1

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Johngus

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Veteran of the field albeit only nine, and absent for 261-days which is a worry; nice enough looking mark here all the same on handicap debut, with a further 7lb claimed off his back, so worthy of some inspection; would not rule out.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 5666-6

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Showed enough to catch the eye at Cork on the back of a 138-day break, a run likely to have left him spot on for this; likes a cut and could well be approaching a mark off which he could do some damage.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

12

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

The Truant

11st 8lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Winless over hurdles but showed what he was capable of when chasing home Johngus (New Barn Lane third) in a Limerick handicap hurdle last month; could be hard to beat if reproducing that.

5/1

2nd

11

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

The Truant

11st 7lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Showed enough to catch the eye at Cork on the back of a 138-day break, a run likely to have left him spot on for this; likes a cut and could well be approaching a mark off which he could do some damage.

10/1

6th

6

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

The Truant

11st 3lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear

12/1

Form: 455-72

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Failed to settle on his recent course visit but improved vastly from reappearance run on that occasion to bag second behind Petit Dejuner (rec 10lb), and with some of the fizz likely to be out of the system by now, and more used to the tongue-tie, he looks to have as good a chance as any; taken seriously.

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

5th

4

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

New Barn Lane

11st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

towards rear early, not fluent 3rd, in touch with leaders 6th, headway and prominent on near side of group home turn, weakening when jumped slightly right 2 out

10/1

14th

11

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

New Barn Lane

11st 8lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Winless in eight starts but respectable efforts on his last two starts at Limerick (behind The Truant latest) and might be capable of success off this mark; each-way chance.

13/2

3rd

9

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

New Barn Lane

11st 8lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Failed to settle on his recent course visit but improved vastly from reappearance run on that occasion to bag second behind Petit Dejuner (rec 10lb), and with some of the fizz likely to be out of the system by now, and more used to the tongue-tie, he looks to have as good a chance as any; taken seriously.

6/1

OUR TIP

33/1

  • Place: £15.00

Form: 8/5-50

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Modest operator in maiden hurdles; switch to handicaps likely to bring about better, but no doubting he has some questions to answer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Lorca

12st 0lb

J: Mr Hugo Hunt

T: E J O’Grady

Modest operator in maiden hurdles; switch to handicaps likely to bring about better, but no doubting he has some questions to answer.

33/1

15th

11

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Lorca

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Brighton winner over 1m2f on soft for Andrew Balding in 2021; modest hurdles form so far.

25/1

5th

4

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Lorca

11st 12lb

J: Mr Hugo Hunt

T: E J O’Grady

Brighton winner over 1m2f on soft for Andrew Balding in 2021; soundly beaten on both hurdle runs last year.

50/1

Form: 6-P35F

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Under a drive but still in touch when falling three from home at Cork last month; gives the impression he has one of these in him and considered for E/W purproses.

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

10th

3

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Tipp For Mac

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Winless, but some encouragement from his last two starts; in contention when falling at Cork in November and ran respectably in a handicap at Limerick; each-way chance again.

10/1

5th

7

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Tipp For Mac

11st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Under a drive but still in touch when falling three from home at Cork last month; gives the impression he has one of these in him and considered for E/W purproses.

14/1

0

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Tipp For Mac

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Thomas Cooper

in touch with leaders

8/1

Form: 560

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a Gowran maiden on his latest start; fair to say capable of better and has the potential to be a spanner in the works on handicap debut.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Chicago Storm

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter Fahey

Tailed off in a Gowran maiden on his latest start; fair to say capable of better and has the potential to be a spanner in the works on handicap debut.

16/1

11th

3

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Gowran Park

Chicago Storm

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Peter Fahey

midfield

20/1

4th

1

(16)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Chicago Storm

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter Fahey

Last two runs have been over hurdles; some respectable Flat form but placed only twice from 12 starts; others have stronger credentials.

12/1

Form: 7-7293 BF

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Flashes of ability, more so in maidens, albeit a beaten favourite at Kelso latest, but a shrewd operator and no surprise if a bit more left in the locker.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

2

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 217y

15:55 Clonmel

The Mass Path

11st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Went close in a maiden hurdle at Sligo (2m1f, good) in July but shown little since and very different ground here; pedigree suggests the step back up in trip might be worth another go; others more persuasive.

7/1

7th

6

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

The Mass Path

11st 13lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: C Byrnes

Flashes of ability, more so in maidens, albeit a beaten favourite at Kelso latest, but a shrewd operator and no surprise if a bit more left in the locker.

12/1

Form: 099

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Not great in three starts so far and appears to have plenty to contend with here.

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

8th

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), no extra home turn, soon weakened

7/1

4th

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Modest late headway when mid-division over 2m at Limerick on handicap debut and half-brother/dam both won over this trip.

14/1

8th

15

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 4lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not great in three starts so far and appears to have plenty to contend with here.

50/1

Form: 077

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Maiden form not a massive amount to write home about, only early days for her all the same and likely to be a bigger force now handicapping; nicely bred but she does have a bit to prove.

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

9th

13

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

A Great Buzz

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Maiden form not a massive amount to write home about, only early days for her all the same and likely to be a bigger force now handicapping; nicely bred but she does have a bit to prove.

10/1

7th

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Naas

A Great Buzz

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

By the great Galileo and from a decent NH damline; well beaten in two maiden hurdles at Cork and best wait for handicaps.

40/1

7th

11

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Cork

A Great Buzz

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

towards rear, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no impression

50/1

Form: 00-851 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Quite a lot to like about the manner of this ones recent C&D win over New Barn Lane (gave 10lb); the latter has a nice swing at the weights in this one, but she looks progressive and can be expected to make a bold bid to go in again.

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

10th

10

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Petit Dejeuner

10st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Readily landed a handicap hurdle at Limerick in November before disappointing there at Christmas; claims on his previous effort.

10/1

10th

10

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Petit Dejeuner

11st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Quite a lot to like about the manner of this ones recent C&D win over New Barn Lane (gave 10lb); the latter has a nice swing at the weights in this one, but she looks progressive and can be expected to make a bold bid to go in again.

4/1

1st

7

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Limerick

Petit Dejeuner

11st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Some ability in bumpers and maiden hurdles so should be capable of a decent showing on handicap debut but is returning after a break.

14/1

Form: 44-087 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.

12/1

7th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Spring Meadow

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

prominent, led narrowly before 4th, headed but prominent 5th

20/1

8th

2

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies and fair handicap form last season; bought for 26,000GBP in May but too keen and tailed off on Irish debut at Listowel last month; hard to know what to make of him at the moment but yard's runners always respected here.

10/1

Form: 700

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Point winner has come up against classy operators in maidens; should be more at home now switched to handicaps and could well have what it takes to surprise a few.

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

1st

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Folly Master

11st 13lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

travelled strongly, towards rear, headway 4 out, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, joined leaders going easily after 2 out, led before last, stayed on, easily

12/1

12th

12

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Folly Master

11st 6lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: J T R Dreaper

Point winner has come up against classy operators in maidens; should be more at home now switched to handicaps and could well have what it takes to surprise a few.

16/1

17th

26

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Folly Master

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

First reserve; point winner; only minor promise on rules debut and tailed off at Naas since.

Form: 21-923 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Tramore winner has done little or nothing wrong on her last two starts since returning from a break; probably very little to hide from the handicapper, but only five rising six so potential for further improvement, and at least is coming here in good order.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Pidoyne

11st 13lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Tramore winner has done little or nothing wrong on her last two starts since returning from a break; probably very little to hide from the handicapper, but only five rising six so potential for further improvement, and at least is coming here in good order.

5/1

3rd

6

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Limerick

Pidoyne

11st 7lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, led after 3 out, headed from 2 out, soon ridden, no chance with winner when not fluent and lost second last

6/1

2nd

2

25th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 195y

14:45 Roscommon

Pidoyne

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Apparently blew her chance at second-last at Tipperary when last seen; obvious contender for top yard on this year's form.

7/1

Form: 0095

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Ran better than final position suggests in a maiden here last time out (weakening when mistake last, usually two out); tongue-tie added and gives the impression she can step up another few notches.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

16

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Phoebes Charm

11st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Ran better than final position suggests in a maiden here last time out (weakening when mistake last, usually two out); tongue-tie added and gives the impression she can step up another few notches.

12/1

5th

13

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Phoebes Charm

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Hinted at improvement at Cork last time; a lot more needed in order to make an impact.

25/1

Form: 00060

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

66's latest and showed little to inspire that over three miles; hard to know optium trip but a lot better required in any case.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:53 Thurles

Johnny Cakes

10st 9lb

J: Mr J C Canavan

T: P J Rothwell

Shown very little so far and can only be watched on chase debut.

40/1

11th

14

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Johnny Cakes

11st 5lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Soundly beaten in first three handicaps and now steps back up in trip; hard to fancy despite respect for stable.

33/1

7th

4

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Johnny Cakes

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear

25/1

Form: -01148 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Had made giant strides prior to finding life tough on her recent visit to Cork when upped in trip; should still be competitive off her mark and is worth a close look.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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16th

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Patrick J Flynn

Had made giant strides prior to finding life tough on her recent visit to Cork when upped in trip; should still be competitive off her mark and is worth a close look.

12/1

8th

2

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Had been looking exposed until recording back-to-back 2m wins at Tramore and Thurles in the autumn; shade keen and didn't appear to get home off revised mark at latter venue latest so legitimate stamina concerns upped in trip here.

12/1

4th

2

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Off the mark at the 16th attempt at Tramore last month and went back-to-back with a C&D success earlier this month; on an upward curve and should be firmly in the mix if he handles quicker conditions.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €1673.00
Straight Forecast €1490.80
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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pidoyne

The Irish Sun:

A Great Buzz

SPOTLIGHT:

The Truant

POSTDATA:

Pidoyne