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Limerick Racecourse Vets Novice Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 6f 120y
  • 11 runners
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Limerick Racecourse Vets Novice Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.20
  • Place: £5.00

Form: 10-599

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Switch to handicaps likely to bring about better but a hard push to suggest it's a big enough move in order for him to find the necessary improvement.

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

1st

6

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Bushmans Pass

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, prominent after 4th, challenging when pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, stayed on to lead towards finish

7/1

3rd

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Bushmans Pass

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Beaten long way in beginners' chases but has taken advantage of handy opening mark to win both handicaps on heavy; beat Rolly Bowley Boy 6l at Limerick (2m6f) and off 10lb higher mark won going away over 2m5f at Fairyhouse last month; drop back in trip here possibly not ideal and hefty 13lb rise makes this a lot tougher.

100/30

1st

5

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Bushmans Pass

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, mistake 4 out, pressed leaders when ridden before 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, stayed on

9/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: U6-323

Last run: 3 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

In the frame all three starts since returning from a 215-day break, latterly here over a trip arguably short of his best; winning form on heavy going and likely to progress even further at this game; plenty going for him.

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

17th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sole win came at Clonmel over hurdles last winter but has hit the crossbar in four runs over fences this term; poor run over fences latest but interesting from his lower hurdle mark.

8/1

7th

8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Rolly Bowley Boy

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and raced in second 5th, mistake 6th, lost second when mistake 5 out, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off

5/1

2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 4th, faced challenge after 3 out, headed last, no extra towards finish

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 523-P1

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Was threatening to bag similar contests earlier in the year before disappointing on his return from a 202-day break at Thurles where he failed to sparkle; left that run far behind when bolting in at Punchestown and likely to have a good crack at backing that up under his 8lb hike.

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

5th

2

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Baldurs Gate

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

towards rear, slightly hampered 4th, mistake 8th, weakened before 2 out

100/30

2nd

1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Baldurs Gate

12st 4lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

Got off the mark at Punchestown in November and consistent since until a poor run when out of the handicap back at that track last time; forgiven that and a player.

5/1

7th

16

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Baldurs Gate

10st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

in touch with leaders, towards rear when not fluent 8th, mistake 9th

14/1

Form: F-70

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

200s for a recent 'Beginners' where tailed off behind the smart Klassical Dream; not a whole lot to show for his efforts so far and makes very little appeal.

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

6th

8

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Starlight Cato

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Daniel John Howard

in rear throughout, hampered by faller 4th, mistake 5 out, not fluent 4 out, detached before 2 out

11/2

Form: 304-2P

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Lost a shoe in running when disappointing at Punchestown; looked to be going the right way when coming out second best at Galway prior to that and with an excuse for latest lapse, he remains a threat to all concerned.

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

7th

9

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Da Big Fella

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Is 1-15 over hurdles, 0-8 chasing; second at Galway in October was encouraging; lost a shoe in running at Punchestown; soundly beaten in fifth at Limerick.

8/1

5th

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Da Big Fella

10st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Eamon Courtney

Lost a shoe in running when disappointing at Punchestown; looked to be going the right way when coming out second best at Galway prior to that and with an excuse for latest lapse, he remains a threat to all concerned.

5/1

Form: 5864-0 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Blew away the cobwebs over hurdles at Punchestown 17-days ago but by no means took your eye out, and modest form so far over fences; needs to step up another couple of gears to worry the best of these.

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

6th

10

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Seangoell

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

disputed lead, led clearly 4th, headed home turn, weakened from 2 out

7/1

Form: 546-66

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Respectable run over hurdles at Punchestown latest but lacking experience at this game and it's probably a big ask to open his account in a competitive heat such as this on his first roll of the dice.

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

0

3

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Dr Val

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Respectable run over hurdles at Punchestown latest but lacking experience at this game and it's probably a big ask to open his account in a competitive heat such as this on his first roll of the dice.

14/1

Form: 8-0062

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Showed very little in a pair of 'Beginners' but turned into a whole different operator on her recent handicap debut when hitting the crossbar at Thurles; very few miles on the clock and under a 3lb rise in the books here, she can be expected to serve it right up to them.

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

0

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Lady Kate

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

Showed very little in a pair of 'Beginners' but turned into a whole different operator on her recent handicap debut when hitting the crossbar at Thurles; very few miles on the clock and under a 3lb rise in the books here, she can be expected to serve it right up to them.

5/1

2nd

14

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Lady Kate

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

Point winner at Boulta last December; placed on three other occasions in points; completely out of her depth in two runs in beginners chases'; trainer's handicap runners deserve respect, and this longer trip may help to produce significant improvement.

12/1

6th

7

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Gowran Park

Lady Kate

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Ray Hackett

in touch with leaders, lost position after 3rd, dropped to rear 5th, detached from 4 out, tailed off

66/1

Form: 678

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Trading at fancy odds when tailed off in a trio of 'Beginners' in recent weeks; hard to know what to expect here now switched to handicaps, but on the face of it, he appears to have his work cut out; first-time headgear.

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

4th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Soldier Of Honour

10st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, no impression when left in modest fourth 2 out, kept on

12/1

Form: 0P9-78

Last run: 68 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Tailed off over hurdles here in October on latest venture, that far from out of the blue either, and two tries so far over fences failed to yield a great deal; far from obvious claims.

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

0

12

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Mrs Watson

10st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Peter Croke

Tailed off over hurdles here in October on latest venture, that far from out of the blue either, and two tries so far over fences failed to yield a great deal; far from obvious claims.

50/1

Form: -7828P

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Largely more miss than hit over hurdles with Wexford second in August only run of any real substance; plenty to prove now on debut over fences with ground far from ideal as well; weak betting proposition.

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

0

13

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Will It Be You

10st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Largely more miss than hit over hurdles with Wexford second in August only run of any real substance; plenty to prove now on debut over fences with ground far from ideal as well; weak betting proposition.

33/1

0

12

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Will It Be You

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Chased home an easy winner over 3m at Wexford in August; not so good when tried in cheekpieces at Killarney.

14/1

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Non-runners

Evies Vladimir, Hot As Pepper

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Payout
Exacta €471.00
Straight Forecast €644.50
Tricast €2666.70
Trifecta €3349.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Rolly Bowley Boy

The Irish Sun:

Evies Vladimir

TOPSPEED:

Lady Kate

SPOTLIGHT:

Da Big Fella