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16:45 Limerick

Soft To Heavy

OCS Recruitment Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6413.04
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • 16 runners
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OCS Recruitment Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £49.40
  • Place: £9.80

Form:

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Always at the back on debut at Gowran; headgear used then is discarded; makes no appeal

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Rockys Diamond

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

made virtually all, disputed lead early, led clearly after 1st

50/1

13th

14

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Gowran Park

Rockys Diamond

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

in rear throughout

33/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 083P

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

1-8 for Richard Hannon; signed off for that yard with a wide-margin success over 1m2f at York (good to soft) and then fetched 85,000gns; gave improved display on his third maiden hurdle outing when third behind a Gordon Elliott-trained pair at Naas; pulled up after being badly hampered by a faller at the fourth in the Boodles; tongue-tie on now.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

led narrowly or disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, disputed lead after 3 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, rallied and led again towards finish

100/30

2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent behind clear leaders

13/8

18

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Palamon

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Only 1-8 for Richard Hannon, though signed off for that yard with a wide-margin success over 1m2f at York (good to soft) and then fetched 85,000gns; has been shaping like a handicap project in his maidens over hurdles (last time on soft, catching the eye behind Ndaawi; fourth has won since) and Paul Nolan has had a first, fourth and a sixth in this race with his only three runners; he's one who might be lurking in the shadows and is strongly considered.

18/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 305B

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed on the Flat; given the promise he showed when third on his hurdling debut at Leopardstown over Christmas, he was disappointing on his next two maiden outings (excuse on first occasion); 66/1 when brought down at the fourth in the Boodles at Cheltenham.

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3rd

17

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Mordor

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent when in touch with leaders 3 out, hampered when left in third 2 out, not fluent last, ran on towards finish

11/4

3rd

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Mordor

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent behind clear leaders

15/8

11

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Mordor

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed on the Flat without winning; given the promise he showed when third on hurdling debut at Leopardstown over Christmas (heavy; four of today's rivals behind) he's been bitterly disappointing in two further maidens, at odds of 3-1 and 11-8; the market vibes ahead of this race would suggest he's no Elliott masterplan.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam Italian Listed-placed winner, half-sister to several Italian winners at around 1m/1m2f; cost E41,000 at a breeze-up sale at two and now makes belated debut for a top stable.

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4th

14

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Love Me

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Second foal; dam Italian Listed-placed winner, half-sister to several Italian winners at around 1m/1m2f; cost E41,000 at a breeze-up sale at two and now makes belated debut for a top stable.

13/2

Form: 9

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest placed form for Andrew Balding; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground; jumping was untidy on his hurdling debut at Punchestown; gelded since a poor Dundalk run

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5th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Lope De Light

11st 7lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

Modest placed form for Andrew Balding; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground; jumping was untidy on his hurdling debut at Punchestown; gelded since a poor Dundalk run

33/1

12th

10

(11)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

Lope De Light

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: William Durkan

Placed on all four starts for Andrew Balding, small-field events on the last two occasions; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground.

6/1

9th

4

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

13:45 Punchestown

Lope De Light

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: William Durkan

Placed on all four starts for Andrew Balding, small-field events on the last two occasions; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Home-bred Walk In The Park filly out of the trainer's Irish Grand National winner Bluesea Cracker who has yet to distinguish herself at stud.

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6th

16

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Uhavemeinstitches

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J Motherway

Home-bred Walk In The Park filly out of the trainer's Irish Grand National winner Bluesea Cracker who has yet to distinguish herself at stud.

8/1

Form: 54

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has finished last in small-field events at Naas (bumper) and Limerick (hurdle); safe to rule out.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

12th

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Kellys Grove

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

midfield

66/1

7th

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Kellys Grove

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

Has finished last in small-field events at Naas (bumper) and Limerick (hurdle); safe to rule out.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a family (that of Grand National winner Red Marauder) associated with stamina; unlikely to make an immediate impact having been pulled up in a recent maiden point

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8th

15

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Star Contact

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

From a family (that of Grand National winner Red Marauder) associated with stamina; unlikely to make an immediate impact having been pulled up in a recent maiden point

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner; dam ran only once unplaced, out of unraced half-sister to the very useful Mount Benbulben; likely to need experience.

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9th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

The Blaggard

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner; dam ran only once unplaced, out of unraced half-sister to the very useful Mount Benbulben; likely to need experience.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice placed in sprint nurseries for his previous trainer; modest Flat form for this stable last year.

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4th

14

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:00 Killarney

Tic Tac Toe

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

Regressive Flat maiden was well beaten on hurdling debut and makes little appeal.

100/1

10th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Tic Tac Toe

11st 7lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

Twice placed in sprint nurseries for his previous trainer; modest Flat form for this stable last year.

25/1

8th

9

(3)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

19:40 Sligo

Tic Tac Toe

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: Ray Hackett

Twice placed in sprint nurseries last year and not a bad run at Limerick two starts ago over 7f; didn't stay 1m1f last time; this suits better; cheekpieces might help.

14/1

Form: 000

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some ability on the Flat as a juvenile for Joseph O'Brien; has shown nothing in three hurdle starts so far.

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11th

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Warrior Lion

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Moses McCabe

Some ability on the Flat as a juvenile for Joseph O'Brien; has shown nothing in three hurdle starts so far.

50/1

12th

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Naas

Warrior Lion

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Moses McCabe

Ability on the Flat but shown nothing in two hurdle starts so far; off 80 days.

100/1

17th

16

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Warrior Lion

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Moses McCabe

Showed ability in three starts on the Flat for Joseph O'Brien (rated 80) but soundly beaten on hurdles debut in weaker contest here in November so watching brief advised here.

66/1

Form: 09

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

In good hands but in need of more time judged on his first two starts at Naas and Limerick.

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5th

16

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Duchamps Art

11st 0lb

J: Maite Laubies

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

in touch with leaders, weakened before 2 out

100/1

12th

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Duchamps Art

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

In good hands but in need of more time judged on his first two starts at Naas and Limerick.

25/1

Form: 06

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Needs to jump more fluently on the evidence of two Cork runs; 4l in front of today's rival Let Him B when sixth last time.

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13th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Thegreenthirteen

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew A Daly

Needs to jump more fluently on the evidence of two Cork runs; 4l in front of today's rival Let Him B when sixth last time.

12/1

6th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Thegreenthirteen

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Matthew A Daly

Jumped poorly on his hurdles debut here last week but not disgraced; others more likely.

50/1

12th

15

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 150y

14:23 Cork

Thegreenthirteen

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Matthew A Daly

Shown nothing in two points.

200/1

Form: 9

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed nothing in four Flat runs; remote ninth on hurdling debut at Gowran.

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9th

13

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Tannery Park

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

never better than midfield, kept on, never near to challenge

33/1

14th

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Tannery Park

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Showed nothing in four Flat runs; remote ninth on hurdling debut at Gowran.

25/1

14/1

Form: 07

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Thrown in at the deep end in a Listed bumper at Limerick; did not jump well and was described as an awkward ride by his jockey when finishing in mid-field on his hurdling debut at Cork

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15th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Let Him B

11st 7lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Thrown in at the deep end in a Listed bumper at Limerick; did not jump well and was described as an awkward ride by his jockey when finishing in mid-field on his hurdling debut at Cork

14/1

7th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Let Him B

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Thrown in at the deep end in a Listed bumper at Limerick last week; likely to be better than that and market moves will be the best indicator.

8/1

10th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

17:15 Limerick

Let Him B

11st 2lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

never better than midfield, weakened under 2f out

16/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eleventh foal; half-brother to three winners; one of two newcomers for the stable here.

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16th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Dylans Chance

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Eleventh foal; half-brother to three winners; one of two newcomers for the stable here.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €1676.00
Straight Forecast €552.20
Trifecta €7814.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mordor

SPOTLIGHT:

Palamon

POSTDATA:

Mordor

The Irish Sun:

Palamon