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Ishka Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7695.65
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Ishka Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 051112

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Rapidly improving mare has been in the form of her career, winning three in a row up to 3m1f; was just denied a four-timer at Cork last time but is up another 4lb; still go well.

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

1st

6

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Aodhan May

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, prominent from 8th, joined leader after 3 out, challenging on outer 2 out, ridden before last, ran on to lead towards finish

4/1

2nd

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Aodhan May

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Arrives bidding for four-timer and her latest success came in deep contest for the grade at Navan earlier this month; shaped like she would relish the step back up in trip and may be hard to beat, despite 11lb higher mark.

2/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 513323 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won over 3m here earlier in season and solid since, including when 1.5l behind Aodhan May at Punchestown in February (3m1f); is creeping up weights but can go well.

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

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, headway and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead after last, stayed on

3/1

2nd

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

10st 1lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Shane Nolan

prominent alone on inner, not fluent 5th, disputed lead before 8th, led narrowly 4 out, faced challenge but going okay 2 out, ridden after last, headed towards finish

6/1

3rd

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cosmo Renfro

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Made the breakthrough in first-time cheekpieces over 3m at Limerick in November; holding his form well, including when second to the progressive Aodhan May (who has since completed a hat-trick) over 3m1f at Punchestown 17 days ago; strong contender.

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 132884

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won twice earlier in the season and deservedly shot up the handicap; mostly good runs since in fairness but needs a bit more off this mark.

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

3rd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Duffys Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before straight, kept on after last, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Duffys Getaway

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won back to back handicaps earlier in the winter and has shot up the handicap since; however, performed creditably when 2nd off 102 at Fairyhouse in January; didn't jump well on chasing debut last time but has a squeak if restored to his best.

17/2

8th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duffys Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Progressive staying handicap hurdler this season, winning 3m contests at Fairyhouse and Punchestown and good placed efforts at former venue; appeared held by the handicapper on latest and now switches to fences; would prefer further.

13/2

Form: 954P-3 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has won a bumper, chase and two hurdles; however, was tailed off over hurdles at Thurles on return from a long absence and best watched for now.

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

9th

3

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

West Cork Wildway

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul O’Flynn

Has won a bumper, chase and two races over hurdles; tailed off in a conditions hurdle at Thurles in March on his first run in almost a year; better run in a handicap hurdle at Limerick a month ago but is 10lb higher over fences.

14/1

4th

1

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

West Cork Wildway

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway and prominent 8th, challenging home turn, weakening when mistake last, lost third towards finish

25/1

Form: 433U33

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare is only 1-11 over hurdles but ran well in Grade 3 races last twice, including at this track over further last time; should go well dropping in class.

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

5th

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Sarah Beara

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

held up in rear, headway when nudged along before 2 out, kept on, never near to challenge

9/2

3rd

8

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

14:35 Limerick

Sarah Beara

10st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

towards rear, headway 3 out, challenging 2 out, went second approaching last, kept on but lost second towards finish

12/1

Form: 4/735-

Last run: 671 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Just 1-18 over hurdles; cracking Flat AW run after a break last time on debut for a new yard; needs to get back to his hurdles best.

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

11th

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Hammersmith

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Maiden winner on good ground but without success since over hurdles; heavy ground against him on last month's hurdles return, more expected of here on more suitable ground (yard among the winners this week).

12/1

6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Hammersmith

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Just 1-18 over hurdles; cracking Flat AW run after a break last time on debut for a new yard; needs to get back to his hurdles best.

16/1

4th

12

(12)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hammersmith

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Terence O’Brien

Consistent performer under all codes for James Nash; best run here when fourth to Movie King in a 2m handicap in 2022; debuts here for Terence O'Brien after 19 months off and probably best watched.

12/1

Form: 341U40 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Rolled back the years to win over fences at Navan in February but didn't stay 4m2f last time in the Uttoxeter Midlands National; races off his last winning hurdle mark, so not ruled out.

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

9th

14

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Young Dev

10st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield

20/1

7th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Young Dev

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Rolled back the years to win over fences at Navan in February but didn't stay 4m2f last time in the Uttoxeter Midlands National; races off his last winning hurdle mark, so not ruled out.

14/1

Form: 25-613 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle (2m4f) on second start for this yard (too keen first start) and put in a solid Thurles handicap effort since over 2m7f; this trip suits better and a hood could help him relax more; seriously considered.

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

5th

1

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Linden Arden

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

Made all in 2m4f Punchestown maiden in February for Willie Mullins and was third in handicap over almost 3m at Thurles; now back with original trainer and is racing over 2m for the first time.

9/1

8th

2

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Linden Arden

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle (2m4f) on second start for this yard (too keen first start) and put in a solid Thurles handicap effort since over 2m7f; this trip suits better and a hood could help him relax more; seriously considered.

2/1

Form: 106710 CD

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Was a narrow C&D winner over Christmas (third hurdle win) but not as good off a higher mark since and questions to answer now.

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

8

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Storm Mahler

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Was a narrow C&D winner over Christmas (third hurdle win) but not as good off a higher mark since and questions to answer now.

16/1

13th

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Storm Mahler

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Gained third win by narrow margin at Limerick last time; 9lb rise looks harsh any may not be suited by shorter here.

16/1

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Payout
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Straight Forecast €337.70
Tricast €4404.60
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Linden Arden

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Sarah Beara

TOPSPEED:

Aodhan May

The Irish Sun:

West Cork Wildway

POSTDATA:

Linden Arden