13:50 Limerick (IRE) 14 Oct 2018

Dunraven Hotel Adare Novice Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €20,910 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 5f

Good (Good to Yielding in Places)

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
13-3213
iT
Red, pink hoop, pink armlet, red cap (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited)

Getareason 32 

ch g Getaway - Simple Reason (Snurge)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Promising sort. Latest win at Tramore in August. Best effort when 2¼ lengths third of 5 to Air Supremacy in minor event hurdle (5/2) at Listowel (20f, soft) 32 days ago, unlucky. May well do better.

Promising sort. Latest win at Tramore in August. Best effort when 2¼ lengths third of 5 to Air Supremacy in minor event hurdle (5/2) at Listowel (20f, soft) 32 days ago, unlucky. May well do better.

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1/08-1
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

Madison To Monroe 143 

rn g Presenting - Caltra Princess (Traditionally)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

7/2, won 14-runner novice hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) on hurdles bow 143 days ago, driven out. Lightly raced and should have more to offer, but does have quite a lot to find.

7/2, won 14-runner novice hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) on hurdles bow 143 days ago, driven out. Lightly raced and should have more to offer, but does have quite a lot to find.

3
332-3U1
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Yellow, red stars, quartered cap (James McNamara)

Percy Veer (GB)  35 

ch g Sir Percy - Fandangerina (Hernando)

6 11-2
121
6 11-2
121

Fairly useful hurdler. 3/1, didn't need to be at best when winning 12-runner novice hurdle at Listowel (24f, good) 35 days ago, just holding on. More needed.

Fairly useful hurdler. 3/1, didn't need to be at best when winning 12-runner novice hurdle at Listowel (24f, good) 35 days ago, just holding on. More needed.

4
11
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Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Air Supremacy 32 

b g Galileo - Crystal Valkyrie (Danehill)

4 11-1
-
4 11-1
-

Promising individual. 2 wins from 2 runs this season. 7/2, won 5-runner minor event hurdle at Listowel (20f, soft) 32 days ago. Stable in good form. Should continue to give a good account.

Promising individual. 2 wins from 2 runs this season. 7/2, won 5-runner minor event hurdle at Listowel (20f, soft) 32 days ago. Stable in good form. Should continue to give a good account.

5
224/113
iT
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (Andrea Wylie & Graham Wylie)

Calie Du Mesnil (FR)  27 

bay m Kapgarde - Perle Du Mesnil (Villez)

6 10-13
126
6 10-13
126

Fairly useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Galway in August. 6/4, third of 6 in minor event hurdle at Galway (21.4f, soft) 27 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Fairly useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Galway in August. 6/4, third of 6 in minor event hurdle at Galway (21.4f, soft) 27 days ago. Others more persuasive.

6
644-1
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Elwood (FR)  168 

gre g Martaline - Robbe (Video Rock)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Half-brother to 2 winners, including smart hurdler Delta Work. Won 8-runner juvenile hurdle at Moulins (17.9f, good to soft) 168 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Emmanuel Clayeux.

Half-brother to 2 winners, including smart hurdler Delta Work. Won 8-runner juvenile hurdle at Moulins (17.9f, good to soft) 168 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Emmanuel Clayeux.

7
00-212F
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Yellow, royal blue seams, striped cap (Anthony P Butler)

Sapphire Lady 50 

b m Beneficial - Cloghoge Lady (Presenting)

6 10-9
124
6 10-9
124

Fairly useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Listowel in June. Evens, fell in minor event hurdle at Killarney (22f, good) 50 days ago. Still lightly raced and likely to do better.

Fairly useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Listowel in June. Evens, fell in minor event hurdle at Killarney (22f, good) 50 days ago. Still lightly raced and likely to do better.

Verdict

Ruby Walsh is welcomed back to the saddle aboard the 140,000-pound purchase Getareason, who looked set to land a second hurdle victory at Listowel last month before making a mess of the last. Air Supremacy took advantage that day to remain unbeaten over timber, and the once 600,000gns yearling is entitled to respect, despite being 4lb worse off with the aforementioned rival now. Calie Du Mesnil and Sapphire Lady add to Willie Mullins' strong hand in this, but preference is for ELWOOD, who is making his debut for Gordon Elliott and the half-brother to the smart Delta Work arrives on the back of an impressive victory on his final start for Emmanuel Clayeux in France.

Verdict

GETAREASON looked unlucky when beaten by Air Supremacy at Listowel a month ago, and can gain compensation. The selection's stablemate Sapphire Lady hasn't much to find on these terms, and remains open to improvement.

14:25 Limerick (IRE) 14 Oct 2018

Irish Racing Wall Calendar 2019 Mares Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €10,164 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m

Good (Good to Yielding in Places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
51223P-
iT
Orange, royal blue star, yellow & royal blue check sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap (David Gordon Roberts)

Elusive Theatre 177 

b m King's Theatre - Miss Best (Grand Tresor)

Non Runner

Non Runner

10/1, possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Ayr (24.3f, good) 177 days ago, pulled up. Significantly back down in trip.

10/1, possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Ayr (24.3f, good) 177 days ago, pulled up. Significantly back down in trip.

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3U610-P
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Black, red chevron, sleeves & cap (P E Collins)

Shimmer's Rock 154 

b m Westerner - Thuringe (Turgeon)

6 11-8
121
6 11-8
121

Pulled up in listed mares event (33/1) at Killarney (17f, good to soft) 154 days ago won by Stormy Ireland, pulled up before 3 out. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Plenty to find on form.

Pulled up in listed mares event (33/1) at Killarney (17f, good to soft) 154 days ago won by Stormy Ireland, pulled up before 3 out. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Plenty to find on form.

3
0-58348
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Maroon, light blue spots on sleeves, light blue cap (Five Men Syndicate)

Water Sprite 9 

b m Papal Bull - Wish Upon A Star (Russian Revival)

7 11-3 t
116
7 11-3 t
116

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 10/1, eighth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 9 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 10/1, eighth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 9 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

4
127344
iT
Emerald green, white chevron, emerald green & mauve check cap (C B Poots)

Ejayteekay (GB)  13 

b m Big Bad Bob - Lovely Dream (Elnadim)

5 10-11
110
5 10-11
110

Fairly useful winner at 12f on flat. 40/1, 23¾ lengths fourth of 9 to Ornua in Gr 3 chase at Roscommon (16.5f, good) on debut over fences 13 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Fairly useful winner at 12f on flat. 40/1, 23¾ lengths fourth of 9 to Ornua in Gr 3 chase at Roscommon (16.5f, good) on debut over fences 13 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

5
461-102
iT
Royal blue, mauve star & sleeves, check cap (Michael Frances O'Neill)

Misty Millie 33 

b m Dylan Thomas - Mystic Mile (Sadler's Wells)

Non Runner

Non Runner

1 win from 3 runs this season. Latest win in hurdle at Down Royal in May. Very good second of 14 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Listowel (16f, good to soft) 33 days ago.

1 win from 3 runs this season. Latest win in hurdle at Down Royal in May. Very good second of 14 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Listowel (16f, good to soft) 33 days ago.

6
441621
iT
Maroon, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap (Plan B Partnership)

Mysloegin 59 

b m Golden Tornado - Kilmore Lady (Be My Native)

6 10-11 t
110
6 10-11 t
110

5/2, didn't need to improve to win 8-runner minor event hurdle at Tramore (21f, good) 59 days ago, always holding on. Back down in trip.

5/2, didn't need to improve to win 8-runner minor event hurdle at Tramore (21f, good) 59 days ago, always holding on. Back down in trip.

7
43/P-2P1
iT
Purple, pink hoop, purple sleeves, pink cap (Basil Holian & Exors of the Late Richard Maher & David G O'Sullivan)

Red Pearl 44 

b m Kayf Tara - Magic Sunset (Magic Ring)

Non Runner

Non Runner

1 win from 3 runs this season. 9/2 and blinkered for 1st time, career best when winning 13-runner novice hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good to firm) 44 days ago.

1 win from 3 runs this season. 9/2 and blinkered for 1st time, career best when winning 13-runner novice hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good to firm) 44 days ago.

8
348S21
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Light Of My Life 13 

b m Yeats - Akilana (Mark of Esteem)

5 10-5 h
104
5 10-5 h
104

Promising type. Career best when winning 13-runner novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good, 6/1) 13 days ago, forging clear. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Has good chance on form.

Promising type. Career best when winning 13-runner novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good, 6/1) 13 days ago, forging clear. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Has good chance on form.

9
21-5207
iT
Yellow, purple sash, purple spots on cap (Paul Hibbard & Mrs B Power)

Drakaina 59 

br m Oscar - Night Leader (Supreme Leader)

7 10-3 t
102
7 10-3 t
102

C&D winner. Seventh of 10 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good, 12/1) 59 days ago. Not taken lightly.

C&D winner. Seventh of 10 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good, 12/1) 59 days ago. Not taken lightly.

10
928-6
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Black & yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, black armlet, black & yellow striped cap (Aidan J Ryan)

Lily Trotter (GB)  30 

b m New Approach - Hobby (Robellino)

5 9-10
95 1
5 9-10
95 1

Lightly-raced maiden. Respectable sixth of 15 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Listowel (24f, soft) 30 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Something to find on form.

Lightly-raced maiden. Respectable sixth of 15 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Listowel (24f, soft) 30 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Something to find on form.

Verdict

LIGHT OF MY LIFE opened her account in a maiden hurdle last time and Edward O'Grady's daughter of Yeats is more than capable of following up taking the step into handicap company now. Mysloegin returns to handicapping having scored in novice company last time and has to be respected, while Misty Millie is just 2lb higher than when second at Listowel last month.

Verdict

LIGHT OF MY LIFE was deserving of extra credit when making it third time lucky over hurdles at Roscommon 2 weeks ago, particularly given the fact she was badly hampered 4 out. Her opening mark is a fair one on that evidence and she can continue the good work now handicapping. Misty Millie and Mysloegin can also feature.

15:00 Limerick (IRE) 14 Oct 2018

Maurice Powers Solicitors Irish EBF Mares Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €21,525 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 6f 100y

Good (Good to Yielding in Places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
3-21161
iT
Light blue, maroon chevron, check cap (N G King)

Good Thyne Tara (GB)  9 

bay m Kayf Tara - Good Thyne Mary (Good Thyne)

8 11-7
144
8 11-7
144

Useful hurdler. 4/7, career best when winning 5-runner listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago by 4½ lengths from Make My Heart Fly, comfortably. Up in trip. Has good chance on form.

Useful hurdler. 4/7, career best when winning 5-runner listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago by 4½ lengths from Make My Heart Fly, comfortably. Up in trip. Has good chance on form.

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111124
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Orange, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap (Twenty Syndicate)

Make My Heart Fly 1 

b m Stowaway - Poppy Maroon (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fairly useful hurdler. 4 wins from 7 runs this season. 12/1, creditable 4½ lengths second of 5 to Good Thyne Tara in listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago. Back up in trip.

Fairly useful hurdler. 4 wins from 7 runs this season. 12/1, creditable 4½ lengths second of 5 to Good Thyne Tara in listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago. Back up in trip.

3
21F213
iT
Maroon, white cross sashes & sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Una Brady)

Awayinthewest 9 

b m Getaway - Sarah's Hall (Saddlers' Hall)

6 10-10
131
6 10-10
131

Fairly useful hurdler. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. 4/1, 9 lengths third of 5 to Good Thyne Tara in listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago. Up in trip.

Fairly useful hurdler. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. 4/1, 9 lengths third of 5 to Good Thyne Tara in listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago. Up in trip.

4
802215
iT
Royal blue, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, emerald green star (Kilbriens Syndicate)

Biddy The Boss 24 

b m Doyen - Thiarnathoir (Gamut)

5 10-10 t
110
5 10-10 t
110

Fair hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Wexford in September. 7/2, good fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft) 24 days ago. More needed.

Fair hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Wexford in September. 7/2, good fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft) 24 days ago. More needed.

5
113
iT
Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star (Supreme Horse Racing Club & Brett T Graham)

Robin De Carlow (GB)  51 

br m Robin Des Champs - La Reine De Riogh (Presenting)

5 10-10
-
5 10-10
-

2 wins from 3 runs this season. Best effort when third of 5 in minor event hurdle at Kilbeggan (18.2f, good, 9/4) 51 days ago, running on. Up in trip. Should progress further.

2 wins from 3 runs this season. Best effort when third of 5 in minor event hurdle at Kilbeggan (18.2f, good, 9/4) 51 days ago, running on. Up in trip. Should progress further.

6
9-43514
iT
Red, yellow cross sashes, yellow seams on sleeves, yellow star on cap (Heaney Family Syndicate)

The Princetonian 9 

b m Oscar - Stony View (Tirol)

5 10-10
-
5 10-10
-

Fairly useful hurdler. 40/1, 9 lengths fourth of 5 to Good Thyne Tara in listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago. Up in trip. On the upgrade recently, but bit more still needed.

Fairly useful hurdler. 40/1, 9 lengths fourth of 5 to Good Thyne Tara in listed mares event at Gowran (18f, good) 9 days ago. Up in trip. On the upgrade recently, but bit more still needed.

7
4570-01
iT
Yellow, emerald green chevron, quartered cap (Maurice Sheehy)

Vanellope 23 

br m Presenting - Supreme Serenade (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fair hurdler. 10/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (20.2f, soft) 23 days ago, going clear. Much more needed and easy to look elsewhere.

Fair hurdler. 10/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (20.2f, soft) 23 days ago, going clear. Much more needed and easy to look elsewhere.

Verdict

GOOD THYNE TARA saw off Make My Heart Fly by four and a half lengths when scoring in a similar contest at Gowran last time and it would be no surprise to see Willie Mullins' consistent performer play a leading role once again. Her lightly-raced Closutton stablemate Robin De Carlow tasted defeat for the first time when third at Kilbeggan but could be capable of a podium finish, while Awayinthewest was third in the aforementioned Gowran contest and is another with place possibilities.

Verdict

Willie Mullins looks to hold a strong hand with GOOD THYNE TARA, who beat 3 of these last time, and Robin de Carlow. The latter is open to improvement, but the former gets the nod with Ruby Walsh aboard.

15:35 Limerick (IRE) 14 Oct 2018

David Fitzgerald Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €9,856 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

3m

Good (Good to Yielding in Places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
2887F-7
iT
Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap (Mrs S Neville)

Ask Nile 29 

b g Ask - Spirit of The Nile (Generous)

6 11-10 p1
122
6 11-10 p1
122

Below form seventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (20f, soft, 16/1) 29 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Expected to be sharper here.

Below form seventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (20f, soft, 16/1) 29 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Expected to be sharper here.

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1/63-91
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

The Big Lense 45 

b g Court Cave - Megans Joy (Supreme Leader)

5 11-5 t
117
5 11-5 t
117

Promising type. Evens and tongue strap on for 1st time, career best when winning 9-runner novice hurdle at Bellewstown (20.2f, good) 45 days ago, bit in hand. Interesting on handicap debut.

Promising type. Evens and tongue strap on for 1st time, career best when winning 9-runner novice hurdle at Bellewstown (20.2f, good) 45 days ago, bit in hand. Interesting on handicap debut.

3
4064-00
iT
White & emerald green quartered, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap (P J Kelly)

Aranhill Chief 98 

b g Blueprint - Aran Jewel (Brief Truce)

11 11-4 t b1
116
11 11-4 t b1
116

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 14/1, tenth of 12 in handicap chase at this course (22.2f, good to firm) 98 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Blinkers on 1st time. Others more persuasive.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 14/1, tenth of 12 in handicap chase at this course (22.2f, good to firm) 98 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Blinkers on 1st time. Others more persuasive.

4
P-0R521
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

The Gatechecker 29 

b g Classic Cliche - Criaire Princess (Tidaro)

8 10-13 b
111
8 10-13 b
111

Career best when winning 11-runner handicap chase (8/1) at Listowel (24f, soft) 29 days ago by 4 lengths from Georges Conn, well on top finish. Switches from chase to hurdles. Shortlist material.

Career best when winning 11-runner handicap chase (8/1) at Listowel (24f, soft) 29 days ago by 4 lengths from Georges Conn, well on top finish. Switches from chase to hurdles. Shortlist material.

5
178P14-
iT
Red, emerald green cross of lorraine, red sleeves, emerald green seams, white cap (T Treacy & Sean O'Connell)

Cappacurry Zak 182 

ch g Arakan - Girl From De North (Flemensfirth)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. Latest win in chase here in March. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap chase at Tramore (21.2f, heavy, 5/1). Off 6 months. Switches from chase to hurdles.

C&D winner. Latest win in chase here in March. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap chase at Tramore (21.2f, heavy, 5/1). Off 6 months. Switches from chase to hurdles.

6
16/905F
iT
Purple & emerald green check, halved sleeves, check cap (Liam Kerrigan)

Odit (GER)  13 

b g Kallisto - Ordura (Lagunas)

9 10-8
106
9 10-8
106

9/1, fell in handicap chase at Roscommon (21f, good) 13 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

9/1, fell in handicap chase at Roscommon (21f, good) 13 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

7
4120P-0
iT
Yellow, black star, striped sleeves, yellow cap, black stars (E Joseph Byrne)

Guided By You 162 

b g Getaway - Black Ouzel (Taipan)

5 10-6 b
104
5 10-6 b
104

Winner in hurdle at Cork in January. Blinkered for 1st time, twelfth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (24.2f, heavy, 8/1) 162 days ago. Tough to assess ahead of this.

Winner in hurdle at Cork in January. Blinkered for 1st time, twelfth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (24.2f, heavy, 8/1) 162 days ago. Tough to assess ahead of this.

8
2403-00
iT
White, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars (T C Quinn)

Riverrainshine 27 

b g Rainwatch - Sweet'n'light (Over The River)

8 10-3
101
8 10-3
101

Remains a maiden after 20 NH runs. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle (16/1) at Galway (16.6f, soft) 27 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Remains a maiden after 20 NH runs. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle (16/1) at Galway (16.6f, soft) 27 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

9
6P-521P
iT
Maroon, pink sleeves, white cap (John Patrick Ryan)

Georges Conn 8 

b g Whitmore's Conn - Georges Girl (Montelimar)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Latest win in chase at Sligo in September. Pulled up in handicap chase (8/1) at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 8 days ago, pulled up after next. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Latest win in chase at Sligo in September. Pulled up in handicap chase (8/1) at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 8 days ago, pulled up after next. Switches from chase to hurdles.

10
9/00-81
iT
Black & yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, black armlet, black & yellow striped cap (Aidan J Ryan)

Offshore Oscar 51 

g g Oscar - La Fiamma (General Assembly)

7 10-0
98
7 10-0
98

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. 16/1, career best when winning 17-runner handicap hurdle at Killarney (20f, good to soft) 51 days ago, forging clear. Should improve.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. 16/1, career best when winning 17-runner handicap hurdle at Killarney (20f, good to soft) 51 days ago, forging clear. Should improve.

11
0/335-42
iT
Dark blue, white diamond, white & dark blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & white striped cap (The Simm Partnership)

Platinum Empress 23 

b m Kalanisi - Dabaya (In The Wings)

7 10-0 p
98
7 10-0 p
98

9/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good second of 9 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (20.2f, soft) 23 days ago. Solid each-way claims again.

9/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good second of 9 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (20.2f, soft) 23 days ago. Solid each-way claims again.

Verdict

THE BIG LENSE won a maiden hurdle at Bellewstown when last seen in late August and he can make a winning handicap debut today off what appears to be a generous mark of 117. The Gatechecker is another who arrives here following a victory, albeit over fences, and he could pose the biggest threat to the selection, ahead of Georges Conn and Platinum Empress.

Verdict

THE BIG LENSE confirmed the promise of his hurdling debut in no uncertain terms when landing a Bellewstown maiden with a bit in hand back in August and, with the longer trip a likely plus now handicapping, he is fancied to make another bold bid. Recent chase scorer The Gatechecker and Offshore Oscar rate the chief dangers.

16:10 Limerick (IRE) 14 Oct 2018

Pricewaterhousecooper Rated Chase (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €15,990 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 3f 120y

Good (Good to Yielding in Places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
63626-5
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Tombstone 7 

ch g Robin Des Champs - Connaught Hall (Un Desperado)

8 11-11 t
144
8 11-11 t
144

Smart hurdler. Six wins from 23 NH runs. 13¾ lengths fifth of 6 to Bedrock in Gr 3 hurdle (5/1) at Tipperary (16f, good) 7 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Back up in trip.

Smart hurdler. Six wins from 23 NH runs. 13¾ lengths fifth of 6 to Bedrock in Gr 3 hurdle (5/1) at Tipperary (16f, good) 7 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Back up in trip.

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U79-3F1
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Montalbano (GB)  23 

ch g Monsieur Bond - Alpen Glen (Halling)

6 11-9 h
142
6 11-9 h
142

Smart chaser. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Career best when winning 5-runner minor event chase (4/7) at Ballinrobe (19.5f, soft) 23 days ago, kept up to work.

Smart chaser. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Career best when winning 5-runner minor event chase (4/7) at Ballinrobe (19.5f, soft) 23 days ago, kept up to work.

3
133233
iT
Yellow, royal blue chevron & sleeves, check cap (Eugene M O'Sullivan & John Sheahan)

Oighear Dubh 1 

g g Verglas - Silly Goose (Sadler's Wells)

7 11-2 t p
109
7 11-2 t p
109

Fair chaser. 7/1, creditable third of 13 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good) 10 days ago, running on. Switches from hurdles to chase. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Fair chaser. 7/1, creditable third of 13 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good) 10 days ago, running on. Switches from hurdles to chase. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

4
1161P7-
iT
Orange, grey sleeves, blue cap (Vincent Caldwell & Mrs Kathleen Caldwell)

Poormans Hill 169 

ch g Stowaway - Sharps Express (Presenting)

7 11-2 p
130
7 11-2 p
130

Fairly useful chaser. Eight wins from 27 NH runs. 20/1, below form seventh of 19 in handicap chase at Punchestown (30f, soft) 169 days ago. Significantly down in trip.

Fairly useful chaser. Eight wins from 27 NH runs. 20/1, below form seventh of 19 in handicap chase at Punchestown (30f, soft) 169 days ago. Significantly down in trip.

5
98FF72
iT
Purple, yellow diamond, red cap (John Sherlock)

Redwood Castle 8 

br g Oscar - Quennie Mo Ghra (Mandalus)

9 11-2 p
-
9 11-2 p
-

Poor hurdler. Second of 4 in novice chase (33/1) at Gowran (18f, good to firm) 8 days ago.

Poor hurdler. Second of 4 in novice chase (33/1) at Gowran (18f, good to firm) 8 days ago.

Verdict

MONTALBANO bounced back to form when winning at Ballinrobe last month and he is hard to oppose at these weights. Tombstone was highly tried last season, including when second in a Grade 2 over this C&D on St Stephen's Day, and he is an obvious threat to the selection. The rest look to be up against it but Poormans Hill is the clear pick of them.

Verdict

A potential match between TOMBSTONE and Montalbano. The former is the better jumper of the pair so shades the vote.

16:45 Limerick (IRE) 14 Oct 2018

Jt Mcnamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase (grade A) (4YO plus)

Winner €59,000 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

3m

Good (Good to Yielding in Places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
14646F-
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Alpha Des Obeaux (FR)  183 

b g Saddler Maker - Omega Des Obeaux (Saint Preuil)

8 11-10 p
154
8 11-10 p
154

Fell at the chair in Grand National handicap chase at Aintree (34.3f) in April, travelling strongly at the time. Interesting to see how he fares for new yard. (runner up in this race 12 months ago).

Fell at the chair in Grand National handicap chase at Aintree (34.3f) in April, travelling strongly at the time. Interesting to see how he fares for new yard. (runner up in this race 12 months ago).

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0/F2210-
iT
Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, royal blue cap, white star (James J Swan)

Raz De Maree (FR)  183 

ch g Shaanmer - Diyala III (Quart de Vin)

13 11-0
144
13 11-0
144

C&D winner. Latest win in Welsh National in January. Below form tenth of 38 in Grand National at Aintree (34.3f) in April. Significantly back down in trip. Others more persuasive.

C&D winner. Latest win in Welsh National in January. Below form tenth of 38 in Grand National at Aintree (34.3f) in April. Significantly back down in trip. Others more persuasive.

3
5PP2-23
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Rogue Angel 32 

b g Presenting - Carrigeen Kohleria (Luso)

10 10-5 t b
135
10 10-5 t b
135

1 win from 2 runs this season. Latest win in chase at Kilbeggan in July. Creditable third of 18 in handicap chase (7/2) at Listowel (24f, soft) 32 days ago, sticking to task. Can make presence felt.

1 win from 2 runs this season. Latest win in chase at Kilbeggan in July. Creditable third of 18 in handicap chase (7/2) at Listowel (24f, soft) 32 days ago, sticking to task. Can make presence felt.

4
7-063P1
iT
Light blue, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, light blue cap (Garristown Aintree Syndicate)

Full Cry 37 

b g Milan - Gaye Melody (Un Desperado)

8 10-3 t p
133
8 10-3 t p
133

Improved to win 10-runner handicap chase (10/1) at Kilbeggan (25f, good) 37 days ago, digging deep. Not sure to be in the same form here.

Improved to win 10-runner handicap chase (10/1) at Kilbeggan (25f, good) 37 days ago, digging deep. Not sure to be in the same form here.

5
1581P9
iT
Red, white disc, white stars on sleeves, red cap (Moon & Stars Syndicate)

Supreme Vinnie 50 

b g Vinnie Roe - Rapid Atlantic (Supreme Leader)

9 10-3 t
133
9 10-3 t
133

Course winner. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. Latest win in chase here in July. 14/1, ninth of 13 in handicap chase at Killarney (20.1f, good) 50 days ago. Others have achieved more.

Course winner. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. Latest win in chase here in July. 14/1, ninth of 13 in handicap chase at Killarney (20.1f, good) 50 days ago. Others have achieved more.

6
3432-55
iT
Black, grey stars on sleeves, grey stars on cap (Inittowinit Syndicate)

Blast Of Koeman 31 

ch g Shantou - Erintante (Denel)

7 10-2 t b1
132
7 10-2 t b1
132

Respectable fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (24f, soft, 6/1) 31 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Blinkers on 1st time.

Respectable fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (24f, soft, 6/1) 31 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Blinkers on 1st time.

7
56F-610
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Timiyan (USA)  32 

b g Ghostzapper - Timarwa (Daylami)

7 10-2 t
132
7 10-2 t
132

Twelfth of 18 in handicap chase at Listowel (24f, soft, 12/1) 32 days ago. Run best excused having all but come down first. Looks competitive on form.

Twelfth of 18 in handicap chase at Listowel (24f, soft, 12/1) 32 days ago. Run best excused having all but come down first. Looks competitive on form.

8
070282
iT
Maroon, light blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, light blue star on cap (Darraugh's Choice Syndicate)

Kilcarry Bridge 8 

b g Balakheri - Echo Queen (Luso)

11 10-1 t
131
11 10-1 t
131

Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. 7/1, good second of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (24f, good to firm) 8 days ago, having run of race. Switches from hurdles to chase.

Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. 7/1, good second of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (24f, good to firm) 8 days ago, having run of race. Switches from hurdles to chase.

9
34-3221
iT
Emerald green, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Philip J Reynolds)

Its All Guesswork 21 

b g Mahler - La Lambertine (Glaieul)

6 10-0 t
130
6 10-0 t
130

4/5, didn't need to be at best when winning 6-runner novice chase at Navan (20f, good) 21 days ago, easily. Makes handicap chase debut. May well do better.

4/5, didn't need to be at best when winning 6-runner novice chase at Navan (20f, good) 21 days ago, easily. Makes handicap chase debut. May well do better.

10
759U92/
iT
Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots (Ives & Johnsons Partnership)

Our Father 1382 

g g Shantou - Rosepan (Taipan)

12 10-0 t p1
130
12 10-0 t p1
130

Creditable second of 13 in handicap chase (11/2) at Cheltenham (26.5f, good to soft), finishing well. Off over 3 years. First run for yard after leaving David Pipe. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Creditable second of 13 in handicap chase (11/2) at Cheltenham (26.5f, good to soft), finishing well. Off over 3 years. First run for yard after leaving David Pipe. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

11
5314-21
iT
Purple, white seams, white sleeves, purple armlet, purple cap (Don't Go There Syndicate)

Black Scorpion 35 

b g Scorpion - Arcanum (Presenting)

7 9-13
129
7 9-13
129

1 win from 2 runs this season. 7/2, career best when winning 14-runner handicap chase at Listowel (20f, good) 35 days ago by 4 lengths from Kylecrue, keeping on well.

1 win from 2 runs this season. 7/2, career best when winning 14-runner handicap chase at Listowel (20f, good) 35 days ago by 4 lengths from Kylecrue, keeping on well.

12
5123F6-
iT
Black, red cross of lorraine, red cap (Goliath Syndicate)

Without Limites (FR)  205 

g g Martaline - Sans Limites (Nikos)

6 9-12
128
6 9-12
128

Latest win in chase at Wexford in October. Blinkered for 1st time, respectable sixth of 10 in handicap chase (5/1) at Navan (24f, heavy). Off 6 months.

Latest win in chase at Wexford in October. Blinkered for 1st time, respectable sixth of 10 in handicap chase (5/1) at Navan (24f, heavy). Off 6 months.

13
8161-2F
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

Spider Web 72 

b g Presenting - Poetics Girl (Saddlers' Hall)

7 9-11
127
7 9-11
127

Promising individual. Latest win in chase at Leopardstown in March. 5/1, fell in handicap chase at Galway (22.5f, good to soft) 72 days ago, travelling strongly. Not taken lightly.

Promising individual. Latest win in chase at Leopardstown in March. 5/1, fell in handicap chase at Galway (22.5f, good to soft) 72 days ago, travelling strongly. Not taken lightly.

14
3-67236
iT
Maroon, pink sleeves, white cap (John Patrick Ryan)

Kylecrue 17 

b g Gold Well - Sher's Adamant (Shernazar)

11 9-10 b
126
11 9-10 b
126

5/1, sixth of 8 in handicap chase at Sligo (17.4f, good) 17 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

5/1, sixth of 8 in handicap chase at Sligo (17.4f, good) 17 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

15
U145-04
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, red cap (John P McManus)

Riviera Sun 72 

b g Milan - Riviera Sands (Mister Lord)

9 9-10 p
126
9 9-10 p
126

Respectable fourth of 20 in handicap chase at Galway (22.5f, good to soft, 8/1) 72 days ago.

Respectable fourth of 20 in handicap chase at Galway (22.5f, good to soft, 8/1) 72 days ago.

16
662333
iT
Pink & white halved, black sleeves, black cap, pink star (Robcour)

Na Trachtalai Abu 8 

b g Beneficial - Cherry Black (Roselier)

8 9-10 t p
126 4
8 9-10 t p
126 4

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 5 in minor event chase (6/1) at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 8 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 5 in minor event chase (6/1) at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 8 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

17
4B5463
iT
Orange, black triple diamond, black cap (Here For A Good Time Syndicate)

Steel Wave 8 

br g Craigsteel - Musical Waves (Orchestra)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Good third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (24f, good to firm, 12/1) 8 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Reserve.

Good third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (24f, good to firm, 12/1) 8 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Reserve.

Verdict

Gordon Elliott has an incredibly strong hand here, saddling five of the 16 runners, with ROGUE ANGEL arguably the pick of them. The veteran performer loves these big-field handicaps and should remain competitive despite a 3lb rise for his third-placed effort in the Kerry National at Listowel last time. Stablemate Our Father is a fascinating player, making his first appearance since January 2015, and strong market support in recent days suggests that he has been showing plenty at home, while Its All Guesswork and Alpha Des Obeaux also hold solid claims representing the County Meath handler. Spider Web, Blast Of Koeman and Riviera Sun are others to note in a competitive renewal.

Verdict

ROGUE ANGEL was immediately rejuvenated upon joining this yard earlier this summer, landing the Midlands National in July prior to a fine placed effort in last month's Kerry National. He remains on a workable mark and is expected to play a lead role again. Black Scorpion and the selection's stablemate Alpha Des Obeaux are also expected to be in the mix.

17:20 Limerick (IRE) 14 Oct 2018

Racing Post Irish EBF Beginners Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €9,548 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m 6f

Good (Good to Yielding in Places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
127418
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Boot Camp 31 

br g Milan - Derravaragh Native (Be My Native)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Useful hurdler. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. Respectable eighth of 14 in handicap hurdle (16/1) at Listowel (16f, soft) 31 days ago. Makes chase debut. Significantly up in trip.

Useful hurdler. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. Respectable eighth of 14 in handicap hurdle (16/1) at Listowel (16f, soft) 31 days ago. Makes chase debut. Significantly up in trip.

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0P-3486
iT
White, red braces, striped cap (T J Ward)

Cliff House 13 

b g Mustameet - Babble On (Anita's Prince)

8 11-12
121
8 11-12
121

Fairly useful winner at 16f over hurdles. First run since leaving John J. Walsh when 25¾ lengths sixth of 9 to Ornua in Gr 3 chase at Roscommon (16.5f, good, 40/1) 13 days ago.

Fairly useful winner at 16f over hurdles. First run since leaving John J. Walsh when 25¾ lengths sixth of 9 to Ornua in Gr 3 chase at Roscommon (16.5f, good, 40/1) 13 days ago.

3
53-4414
iT
Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap (T J Doran)

Dorans River 31 

br g Golan - Inch Sunset (Zaffaran)

8 11-12 t
-
8 11-12 t
-

Useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Bellewstown in August. Creditable fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle (9/1) at Listowel (24f, soft) 31 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Bellewstown in August. Creditable fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle (9/1) at Listowel (24f, soft) 31 days ago. Makes chase debut.

4
214673
iT
Purple & emerald green check, halved sleeves, check cap (Liam Kerrigan)

Hugo 'N Taz (GB)  17 

b g Kayf Tara - Ryde To Arms (Erhaab)

7 11-12 t
112
7 11-12 t
112

Fair chaser. Winner in hurdle at Ballinrobe in May. Creditable third of 6 in handicap chase at Sligo (17.4f, good, 7/1) 17 days ago. Back up in trip.

Fair chaser. Winner in hurdle at Ballinrobe in May. Creditable third of 6 in handicap chase at Sligo (17.4f, good, 7/1) 17 days ago. Back up in trip.

5
113/10-F
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (E Casey)

Lite Duties 31 

b g Mountain High - Kill Bill (Warcraft)

9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

Useful winner at 22f over hurdles. 9/2, fell in novice chase at Listowel (22f, soft) on debut over fences 31 days ago. This should reveal more.

Useful winner at 22f over hurdles. 9/2, fell in novice chase at Listowel (22f, soft) on debut over fences 31 days ago. This should reveal more.

6
1P203F-
iT
Dark blue, white diamond, white & dark blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & white striped cap (Rising Sun Partnership)

Snugsborough Hall 196 

b g Beneficial - Saddlers Arc (Saddlers' Hall)

7 11-12 h
-
7 11-12 h
-

Fairly useful hurdler. Fell in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Fairyhouse (20f, heavy) yet to be asked for effort when fell 4 out too far out to suggest outcome. Switches from hurdles to chase.

Fairly useful hurdler. Fell in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Fairyhouse (20f, heavy) yet to be asked for effort when fell 4 out too far out to suggest outcome. Switches from hurdles to chase.

Verdict

Gordon Elliott saddled short-priced favourite Jury Duty to win this contest 12 months ago and he appears to have another big chance with BOOT CAMP this time around. The five-year-old boasts some solid bumper and hurdles form, fairly bolting up at Bellewstown two starts ago, and there seems no reason why he shouldn't be equally as good, if not better, in this sphere. Dorans River arrives fighting fit following a number of fine performances over timber and can show up well on his chasing bow, while Snugsborough Hall is worth a market check on his first outing since April.

Verdict

BOOT CAMP has quickly developed in to a useful hurdler this summer and he can make it first time lucky now chasing with his yard having landed this race 12 months ago with Jury Duty. Dorans River and Cliff House can emerge next best.