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19:50 Limerick

Soft To Heavy

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  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Limerick Races On Twitter INH Flat Race

Runners: 6 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.70
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3

Last run: 66 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to the classy Yorkhill; plenty of debut promise at Thurles in February, staying on under considerate enough handling over 2m to finish third to an odds-on stablemate, shaping as though longer would suit; likely the one to beat now getting a greater stamina test.

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1st

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

19:50 Limerick

Ballygunner Castle

12st 0lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, prominent before halfway, challenging when raced wide over 2f out, led going best over 1f out, clear when ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, won going away

8/11

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32

Last run: 68 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Impressive point-to-point winner at Loughrea earlier in the season and placed in both bumpers, notably when clear second to an odds-on shot at Navan on heavy; headgear combination now tried and major player.

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2nd

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

19:50 Limerick

Olympy De Cerisy

12st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

led and clear, reduced lead over 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, soon weakened, no match for winner

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Arctic Cosmos gelding a 1,000Euros yearling and 33,000Euros 3yo; half-brother to useful 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner Panda Boy; unraced dam closely related to smart performers Friends Amigo & Garruth; pulled up on sole point-to-point start earlier this season.

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3rd

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

19:50 Limerick

Silent Venture

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Cotter

T: Denis Paul Murphy

Arctic Cosmos gelding a 1,000Euros yearling and 33,000Euros 3yo; half-brother to useful 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner Panda Boy; unraced dam closely related to smart performers Friends Amigo & Garruth; pulled up on sole point-to-point start earlier this season.

50/1

Form: 3287

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Kilbeggan maiden hurdle last summer but well held twice since in bumpers, tailed off on Gowran comeback last month on heavy ground after forcing early pace; likely wants better ground.

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4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

19:50 Limerick

Mr Dibbs

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Adrian Murray

Runner-up in Kilbeggan maiden hurdle last summer but well held twice since in bumpers, tailed off on Gowran comeback last month on heavy ground after forcing early pace; likely wants better ground.

20/1

7th

3

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 0y

17:40 Gowran Park

Mr Dibbs

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Adrian Murray

Runner-up to Sundial in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last summer before a lesser effort in a Cork bumper; might want better ground than what is likely; off 215 days.

20/1

Form: 5

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Outran his odds when fifth in decent Navan bumper last month (heavy) on rules debut; more likely need to play a major role here.

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5th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

19:50 Limerick

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12st 0lb

J: Mr J P O’Rourke

T: P O’Rourke

Outran his odds when fifth in decent Navan bumper last month (heavy) on rules debut; more likely need to play a major role here.

12/1

5th

7

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

17:38 Navan

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12st 0lb

J: Mr J P O’Rourke

T: P O’Rourke

raced wide, prominent, joined winner after 6f, led 6f out

200/1

Form: 3-7

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third in a decent Down Royal bumper for Willie Mullins at end of 2022 and absent for 512 days until never sighted at Cork last month; tongue-tie now tried.

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2

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

19:50 Limerick

Honky Tonk

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Cleary

T: E Sheehy

soon prominent on inner, dropped to last when reminders before halfway, soon detached and pulled up

12/1

7th

5

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

17:15 Cork

Honky Tonk

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Cleary

T: E Sheehy

Third in a decent Down Royal bumper for Willie Mullins 16 months ago on his sole start; hard to assess but has a realistic chance if he retains a similar level of ability.

10/1

3rd

4

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

16:10 Down Royal

Honky Tonk

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Walk In The Park gelding; cost 90,000Euros as 3yo; dam maiden sister to high-class 2m-3m hurdle winner Arctic Fire; smart pedigree and yard have an excellent strike-rate in bumpers, including with newcomers.

15/8

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Payout
Exacta €29.00
Straight Forecast €30.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballygunner Castle

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Ballygunner Castle

POSTDATA:

Ballygunner Castle

The Irish Sun:

Ballygunner Castle