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Sherry Fitzgerald Mayo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 6f 91y
  • 11 runners
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Sherry Fitzgerald Mayo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.10
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 85U370 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Better chaser, sole hurdles win coming at Punchestown early last year; below best back hurdling lately so has a bit to find though handicapper giving him a chance.

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

11th

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Won his fourth race (second hurdle) when scoring well at this course (2m6f) last time; 8lb higher today on drier ground poses a question but taken seriously.

9/4

1st

8

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5 out, went second after 2 out, shaken up to lead after last, ridden clear run-in, kept on well

12/1

11th

7

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Captain Jimmy

11st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield

12/1

11/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 8-P654

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Respectable fourth in 2m Navan mares maiden last month then predictably outclassed in four-runner novice at same venue over this sort of trip; remains unexposed on handicap debut and respected source.

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

2nd

3

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Miss Vivacious

11st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 2 out, went third approaching last, ran on and went second run-in, no match for winner

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 73607- CD

Last run: 393 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner on better ground in 2022; seen just twice last year in March when well below best and watching brief advised here on return on unsuitably testing ground.

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

3rd

5

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Its Time Again

11st 9lb

J: John Shinnick

T: David Richard Barry

Dual winner here, including this race in 2022; put up a fine run off an absence here last month when third to Captain Jimmy in soft ground; this better surface suits, so a major player.

5/2

3rd

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Its Time Again

11st 11lb

J: John Shinnick

T: David Richard Barry

in touch with leaders, went third before 3rd, went third with one circuit to go

10/1

7th

6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:25 Cork

Its Time Again

11st 12lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: David Richard Barry

Two Ballinrobe wins early last summer on a sound surface; will have to improve plenty for comeback run and this ground isn't ideal.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8-8033 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Pleasing handicap debut when clear third in 2m7f Punchestown contest won by an improver and set plenty to do when staying-on third over same trip at Thurles last month; will need to be ridden handier around this sharper track but clearly on a competitive mark.

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

4th

2

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Lough Nigara

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew A Daly

towards rear

11/4

3rd

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Lough Nigara

10st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew A Daly

Lightly raced; made pleasing handicap debut when clear third in 2m7f Punchestown contest; needs to settle a bit better but worth considering.

8/1

Form: 06520P CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Veteran with nine career wins, most recently over C&D last July off 85; always behind on last month's Down Royal comeback and although more expected of here seems unlikely to have his ground.

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

5th

10

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Father Jed

11st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear

16/1

14

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Father Jed

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear

12/1

Form: 7P0740

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Underwhelming since going handicapping although penultimate Limerick run was a fair effort; cheekpieces now tried but others preferred.

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

6th

11

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Oldtown To Emly

11st 1lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: K A Heffernan

midfield

20/1

16th

22

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Oldtown To Emly

10st 6lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: K A Heffernan

First reserve; well held in handicaps until bit more encouraging on latest when staying-on fourth over this trip at Limerick last month (heavy); more needed.

4th

15

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Oldtown To Emly

10st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: K A Heffernan

First reserve; well beaten in handicaps lately and isn't easy to fancy even dropped to the minimum mark.

Form: 8678

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in maidens and cheekpieces did nothing for her the final time; goes handicapping with a lot to prove.

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

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Desperado Genie

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Cian Collins

prominent, led narrowly 1st, headed but prominent before 3rd, mistake 5 out, weakened from 4 out

14/1

8th

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Naas

Desperado Genie

11st 7lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Cian Collins

Runner-up in two points a year apart but has been well beaten in three maiden hurdles; cheekpieces tried this time.

66/1

Form: 8-90PP

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but 0-8 over hurdles, pulled up the last twice in handicaps; cheekpieces now added to usual tongue tie but hard to fancy unless extended trip brings forth improvement.

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

1st

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but 0-9 over hurdles; not out of it when unseating two out here last month but remains hard to back with confidence.

14/1

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 13lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: George Stanley

midfield

16/1

17th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Montys Way

11st 6lb

J: Mr I Ryan

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but well beaten to date over hurdles and makes no appeal.

50/1

Form: /P-449

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo tailed off on both recent comeback runs in Thurles maidens; hard to fancy on handicap debut.

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

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Leis Fein

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: V T O’Brien

midfield

16/1

9th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 140y

16:40 Thurles

Leis Fein

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Tailed off on recent comeback run here (3m); hard to fancy.

12/1

4th

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 132y

15:53 Thurles

Leis Fein

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Remote Ballinrobe fourth last May a step in the right direction but will be of more interest in handicaps.

50/1

Form: 66-8P2 BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Had good time in point-to-points this season (winning twice) and continued that form back on track when second to a clear-cut winner in 2m4f Punchestown handicap hurdle in February on heavy for this yard; longer trip should suit and definitely one to consider.

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

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Beaus Candle

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

prominent 1st, raced in second from 1st, led before 3rd, headed after 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

Form: 604650

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Some respectable efforts in handicaps without looking a serious threat; drop back to 2m didn't suit on latest so more expected of here back at more suitable trip; tongue-tie tried too.

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

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

The Flying Donkey

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: James Daniel Dullea

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

10th

17

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

The Flying Donkey

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Rank outsider at Tramore in November on handicap debut but emerged with credit; made a mistake at the last but rallied to take fourth behind the progressive Buachaillbocht; not quite as good in subsequent attempts.

16/1

5th

11

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

The Flying Donkey

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Rank outsider at Tramore on handicap debut but emerged with good credit, fluffing his lines at the last but rallying to bag fourth behind Buachaillbocht; didn't improve on that at Limerick but this longer trip could be what he needs.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €1193.00
Straight Forecast €1297.00
Tricast €25196.00
Trifecta €6394.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lough Nigara

POSTDATA:

Lough Nigara

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Lough Nigara