16:30 Limerick (IRE) 20 Apr 2018

Follow Limerick On Facebook Maiden Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 3f 50y

Heavy (Soft to Heavy 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
752
iT
White, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star (Brendan Scully)

Falak 79 

b g Teofilo - Family (Danzig)

5 11-12
123
5 11-12
123

Winner on the flat over 14f before switching to this yard for a winter campaign. Put in his best run yet when a 6l 2nd of 20 at Down Royal in January when one paced over shorter, every chance now.

Winner on the flat over 14f before switching to this yard for a winter campaign. Put in his best run yet when a 6l 2nd of 20 at Down Royal in January when one paced over shorter, every chance now.

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2
45P
iT
Emerald green & royal blue chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Alurie O'Sullivan)

Free Code 18 

b g Kodiac - Gerobies Girl (Deposit Ticket)

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

Five wins on the flat for James Tate and David Barron but yet to threaten over hurdles with a 100l 5th at Cork in January before pulling up at the same track, both over three miles. Plenty to find.

Five wins on the flat for James Tate and David Barron but yet to threaten over hurdles with a 100l 5th at Cork in January before pulling up at the same track, both over three miles. Plenty to find.

3
343236
iT
Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Sarah Nash & Mrs Pauline Gavin)

All Good Things 112 

b g Dahjee - Material Lady (Barathea)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Solid bumper form with numerous places and a decent third on his hurdling bow at Limerick. Weakened over two and a half miles at Leopardstown last time and not sure to be effective at this trip.

Solid bumper form with numerous places and a decent third on his hurdling bow at Limerick. Weakened over two and a half miles at Leopardstown last time and not sure to be effective at this trip.

4
063430
iT
White, red stars, red sleeves, check cap (Kieran Purcell)

Casadel Sol 8 

b g Presenting - Shannon Supreme (Supreme Leader)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

Beaten 101l over this trip here last week at odds of 50/1, weakening rapidly after a mistake four out. Decent bumper form but yet to really get going over hurdles and has to improve to challenge.

Beaten 101l over this trip here last week at odds of 50/1, weakening rapidly after a mistake four out. Decent bumper form but yet to really get going over hurdles and has to improve to challenge.

5
07
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Emerald green, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Philip J Reynolds)

El Rouli (FR)  41 

ch g Maresca Sorrento - Cybertina (Cyborg)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Twice-raced maiden and beaten 57l at Gowran Park last month over two miles on heavy ground. Stable ticking over nicely but plenty of improvement needed to take a hand.

Twice-raced maiden and beaten 57l at Gowran Park last month over two miles on heavy ground. Stable ticking over nicely but plenty of improvement needed to take a hand.

6
0-P8
iT
White & red stripes, white sleeves, white cap, red star (Hugh McDaid)

Eusebius 27 

b g Oscar - Deanery Nellie (Shardari)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Three races over hurdles but no signs of talent yet and beaten 37l at Thurles last month at 100/1 when weakening late on over the two miles. Back up in trip but impossible to make a case for yet.

Three races over hurdles but no signs of talent yet and beaten 37l at Thurles last month at 100/1 when weakening late on over the two miles. Back up in trip but impossible to make a case for yet.

7
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, yellow star (Neil McKnight)

Greenandwhitearmy 

b g Craigsteel - Reynella Breeze (Oscar)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Unraced Craigsteel gelding who was cheaply bought, for 800 Euros. Dam, unraced and hard to gauge, and looks up against it first time out on paper.

Unraced Craigsteel gelding who was cheaply bought, for 800 Euros. Dam, unraced and hard to gauge, and looks up against it first time out on paper.

8
304/00-
iT
Maroon, maroon & beige hooped sleeves, black & beige striped cap (Paul McEvoy)

Messie 568 

b g Indian Danehill - Lady Georgette (Fasliyev)

8 11-4
-
8 11-4
-

Lightly-raced maiden with five starts, three in bumpers and two over hurdles. Beaten 106l and 34l over obstacles and off the track since September 2016. Plenty to prove after a long lay-off.

Lightly-raced maiden with five starts, three in bumpers and two over hurdles. Beaten 106l and 34l over obstacles and off the track since September 2016. Plenty to prove after a long lay-off.

9
PRF3
iT
Yellow, large black spots, black spots on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots (Nigel Collison)

Robin Can Do 22 

br g Robin Des Champs - Calendula (Be My Guest)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Pulled up, ran out, and fell in three point to points but ran well enough when third on his hurdling bow at Clonmel when 3rd over two miles, looking one paced. Up in trip and can only improve.

Pulled up, ran out, and fell in three point to points but ran well enough when third on his hurdling bow at Clonmel when 3rd over two miles, looking one paced. Up in trip and can only improve.

10
0
iT
Yellow, mauve & black hooped cap (Classic Thoroughbred Partnership)

The Rebel Knight 19 

b g Mahler - Lucyjane

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Once-raced maiden who was never involved at Fairyhouse earlier this month, sent off at 66/1 and trailing home a 33l 14th of 18. Shrewd stable and open to improvement, well worth a market watch now.

Once-raced maiden who was never involved at Fairyhouse earlier this month, sent off at 66/1 and trailing home a 33l 14th of 18. Shrewd stable and open to improvement, well worth a market watch now.

11
2-
iT
Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap (John F Doyle)

Isle Of Destiny 370 

b f Gold Well - Young Amelie (Garde Royale)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

Second in a point to point at Loughanmore last April and sold for 78,000 Euros soon after. Top stable in great form but not seen in close to a year now and may well improve for the experience.

Second in a point to point at Loughanmore last April and sold for 78,000 Euros soon after. Top stable in great form but not seen in close to a year now and may well improve for the experience.

12
35-278
iT
Red, white spots, red sleeves, white cap, black stars (Anna Hickey)

Mag Brady 43 

b f Kalanisi - Grangeclare Star (Old Vic)

7 10-11
-
7 10-11
-

Still a maiden after 5 starts with a 15l 2nd at Tramore over two miles the highlight. Unable to repeat that in two starts since and beaten 43l at Thurles last month, plenty to find on that form.

Still a maiden after 5 starts with a 15l 2nd at Tramore over two miles the highlight. Unable to repeat that in two starts since and beaten 43l at Thurles last month, plenty to find on that form.

Verdict

Gordon Elliott's FALAK sets the form standard following his second at Down Royal last time out and this step up from 2m looks to be very much in his favour. His previous fifth in a big field at Fairyhouse at lofty odds was also impressive and the five-year-old can open his account over hurdles. Robin Can Do was third in an above-average maiden at Clonmel last month and looks a nice acquisition for these connections, while Isle Of Destiny is likely the Elliott second-string but warrants a market check regardless.

Verdict

Gordon Elliott seems likely to dominate here with FALAK taken to make the most of his fitness edge to come home in front of stable companion Isle of Destiny who showed plenty of promise in her point to point but has been off for close to a year now and lacks the hurdling experience. Robin Can Do may get a place, though Mag Brady could also have a say.

17:00 Limerick (IRE) 20 Apr 2018

Follow Limerick On Twitter Maiden Hurdle (4YO to 5YO)

Winner €6,775 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m

Heavy (Soft to Heavy 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)
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63
iT
White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars (T & M Racing Partnership)

Turbine 190 (14F) 

b g Cape Cross - Chiquita Linda (Mujadil)

5 11-10 t
-
5 11-10 t
-

Won on the flat over seven furlongs for Mark Johnston but yet to score in 15 starts since joining this yard, two over hurdles. Beaten less than 2l in a Thurles hurdle in October and has a chance now.

Won on the flat over seven furlongs for Mark Johnston but yet to score in 15 starts since joining this yard, two over hurdles. Beaten less than 2l in a Thurles hurdle in October and has a chance now.

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2
0
iT
Black, purple epaulettes, striped cap (J C W Smyth)

Castiel (FR)  138 

g g Martaline - Star Child (Neshad)

5 11-2 h1
-
5 11-2 h1
-

One race in a bumper saw him finish a 54l 10th of 15 at Fairyhouse when never involved. A first time hood is added for his hurdling bow but impossible to make a case for on what we have seen so far.

One race in a bumper saw him finish a 54l 10th of 15 at Fairyhouse when never involved. A first time hood is added for his hurdling bow but impossible to make a case for on what we have seen so far.

3
UP08
iT
Royal blue & red quartered, halved sleeves, royal blue cap, red stars (Mrs A Huber)

Golden Sunset (GB)  19 

ch g Presenting - Deep Sunset (Supreme Leader)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Unseated and pulled up in two point to points, and beaten 45l and 17 1/2l in two starts over hurdles, latest at Fairyhouse. Sent off at 100/1 both times but improving slowly.

Unseated and pulled up in two point to points, and beaten 45l and 17 1/2l in two starts over hurdles, latest at Fairyhouse. Sent off at 100/1 both times but improving slowly.

4
90
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

The Same Again 142 

b g Court Cave - Amber Light (Anshan)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Twice-raced maiden who finished a 38l thirteenth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown in November. Not seen since and plenty to find despite his top connections.

Twice-raced maiden who finished a 38l thirteenth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown in November. Not seen since and plenty to find despite his top connections.

5
00
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, red cap (John P McManus)

Under The Clock 19 

b g Frozen Fire - Belle D'anjou (Saint Cyrien)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Twice-raced maiden and the second J P McManus owned runner. Cost 15,000 Euros but yet to show anything of note with a 25l 11th at Fairyhouse at the beginning of the month. Hard to make a case for yet.

Twice-raced maiden and the second J P McManus owned runner. Cost 15,000 Euros but yet to show anything of note with a 25l 11th at Fairyhouse at the beginning of the month. Hard to make a case for yet.

6
P
iT
Blue & gold quartered, blue sleeves, gold cap, blue hoop (William M O'Sullivan)

Citizen Al 19 

b f Milan - Foreign Citizen (Presenting)

5 10-9
-
5 10-9
-

Pulled up on her only start so far at Cork when sent off a 50/1 chance and never getting involved when the race began in earnest. Sure to improve but certainly needs to find considerably more.

Pulled up on her only start so far at Cork when sent off a 50/1 chance and never getting involved when the race began in earnest. Sure to improve but certainly needs to find considerably more.

7
iT
Red, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond (JRM Racing Syndicate)

Desert Grey (147F) 

bay g Mastercraftsman - Endure (Green Desert)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Left Roger Charlton a fair maiden on the flat with a rating of up to 74 but 12th of 14 in a Dundalk claimer last time out over a mile and a quarter when looking one paced. Debuts over hurdles here.

Left Roger Charlton a fair maiden on the flat with a rating of up to 74 but 12th of 14 in a Dundalk claimer last time out over a mile and a quarter when looking one paced. Debuts over hurdles here.

8
F6
iT
Yellow & black check, yellow sleeves, red cap (Michael J Connolly)

Dorus Day 7 

ch f Fracas - Magpie (Woodman)

5 10-9
-
5 10-9
-

Fell at Thurles on his hurdling debut and only 6th at Ballinrobe last week, beaten 88l at the line and tailed off. No obvious excuses and has to improve considerably to get involved.

Fell at Thurles on his hurdling debut and only 6th at Ballinrobe last week, beaten 88l at the line and tailed off. No obvious excuses and has to improve considerably to get involved.

9
iT
Lilac, violet & primrose qtd cap (Liam Casey)

Flight Code 

g f Cloudings - Early June (Beneficial)

5 10-9
-
5 10-9
-

Cloudings mare. Dam point winner/maiden hurdler (best effort at 2¾m), no known relatives and hard to judge on debut. A market watch may well prove the best guide.

Cloudings mare. Dam point winner/maiden hurdler (best effort at 2¾m), no known relatives and hard to judge on debut. A market watch may well prove the best guide.

10
00
iT
White, red seams, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars (Gary Ryan)

Guido Reni 62 

b g Excelebration - Out Of Thanks (Sadler's Wells)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Seven races with a solitary place on the flat, two starts over hurdles and beaten 165l at Fairyhouse and 106l in a first time hood at Gowran Park. Easily opposed here on that form.

Seven races with a solitary place on the flat, two starts over hurdles and beaten 165l at Fairyhouse and 106l in a first time hood at Gowran Park. Easily opposed here on that form.

11
6
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Ilikedwayurthinkin 32 

b g Yeats - Sway (Califet)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Once-raced maiden, sent off a 7/1 chance at Down Royal in a maiden hurdle in March. Shrewd connections and may be the J P McManus 1st string here, one to watch in the betting for expected improvement.

Once-raced maiden, sent off a 7/1 chance at Down Royal in a maiden hurdle in March. Shrewd connections and may be the J P McManus 1st string here, one to watch in the betting for expected improvement.

12
9506
iT
White & maroon diamonds, white sleeves, quartered cap (Peter Croke)

Juniors Angel 5 

ch f Windsor Knot - Brogella (King's Theatre)

5 10-9
-
5 10-9
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules with 2 starts over hurdles. A better effort last time when a 19l 6th at Tramore and improving slowly with experience.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules with 2 starts over hurdles. A better effort last time when a 19l 6th at Tramore and improving slowly with experience.

13
4
iT
White, red stars, red armlet, red cap, white diamond (Paradise Partnership)

Kellyiscool 5 

b g Scorpion - Happy Reunion (Fantastic Light)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Promising individual who finished 4th at Tramore on his only start when edged out close home over 5 furlongs further and beaten less than a length. Every chance if he has the early pace at this trip.

Promising individual who finished 4th at Tramore on his only start when edged out close home over 5 furlongs further and beaten less than a length. Every chance if he has the early pace at this trip.

14
233
iT
Royal blue & white quartered, red sash, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Susan Frost & Mrs Caren Walsh)

Kuraka (GB)  114 (77F) 

b g Cacique - Puzzling (Peintre Celebre)

4 10-9
117
4 10-9
117

Three runs over hurdles and placed in them all with a 3rd at Leopardstown in December. Placed on the flat since at Dundalk and looks to have been found a suitable opportunity to get off the mark now.

Three runs over hurdles and placed in them all with a 3rd at Leopardstown in December. Placed on the flat since at Dundalk and looks to have been found a suitable opportunity to get off the mark now.

15
iT
Yellow, royal blue hoop & sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap (Edward Power)

Local Rogue 

b g Mahler - Davids Delight (Kalanisi)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Unraced €8,500 foal, Mahler gelding, bred to be better over further in time but worth minor consideration first time out.

Unraced €8,500 foal, Mahler gelding, bred to be better over further in time but worth minor consideration first time out.

Verdict

KELLYISCOOL wasn't beaten far when fourth at 50-1 at Tramore on debut and this son of Scorpion is fancied to land the odds here. He edged across the track and throw away any winning chance there, but should have learnt from the experience and can account for Turbine, who is a fair dual purpose type for connections and had a spin at Dundalk earlier this month. Kuraka has the best form in the book but is proving hard to win with.

Verdict

KURAKA stands out on form here and looks to have been found a suitable opportunity to get off the mark by in-form trainer Gordon Elliott. If anything goes wrong then Kellyiscool could take full advantage though Turbine is another whose form suggests he can get involved.

17:35 Limerick (IRE) 20 Apr 2018

Panoramic Restaurant Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 18 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m

Heavy (Soft to Heavy 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
5-04365
iT
Yellow & purple diabolo, purple cap (Seven Chasers Syndicate)

Strike Is Back 278 

b f Darsi - First Strike (Magical Strike)

6 11-12
109
6 11-12
109

One win from 9 starts over hurdles, last of 5 in novice hurdle at Sligo when last seen. Off 9 months, 1st run for yard after leaving Gordon Elliott and has plenty to find.

One win from 9 starts over hurdles, last of 5 in novice hurdle at Sligo when last seen. Off 9 months, 1st run for yard after leaving Gordon Elliott and has plenty to find.

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2
8560
iT
White & yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, quartered cap (Herb M Stanley)

Tarazani 34 

ch g Dutch Art - Tarakala (Dr Fong)

5 11-9
106
5 11-9
106

One win on the flat over 14f at Galway in July 2016, yet to succeed in 4 starts over hurdles and beaten 26l at Wexford last month. 2lb lower now but still has his work cut out.

One win on the flat over 14f at Galway in July 2016, yet to succeed in 4 starts over hurdles and beaten 26l at Wexford last month. 2lb lower now but still has his work cut out.

3
794
iT
White, red seams, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars (Gary Ryan)

Rideonastar 19 

b g Manduro - Capestar (Cape Cross)

7 11-7
104
7 11-7
104

Two wins on the flat, one each for Ralph Beckett and Brendan Powell but yet to score over hurdles after only 3 attempts. Not beaten far when 4th at Fairyhouse last time and handicap debut today.

Two wins on the flat, one each for Ralph Beckett and Brendan Powell but yet to score over hurdles after only 3 attempts. Not beaten far when 4th at Fairyhouse last time and handicap debut today.

4
5P-8778
iT
Black & yellow stripes, white & red check cap (Ms Elaine Purcell)

You Can't Catch Me 225 (182F) 

b g Catcher In The Rye - Emeranna (Dr Massini)

9 11-7
104
9 11-7
104

Last seen on the flat at Dundalk in October, and beaten 16l on his last race over hurdles at Clonmel. Three wins over hurdles so far, latest in May 2017, but needs a career best off this mark.

Last seen on the flat at Dundalk in October, and beaten 16l on his last race over hurdles at Clonmel. Three wins over hurdles so far, latest in May 2017, but needs a career best off this mark.

5
0900P
iT
Emerald green, white star, black sleeves, white armlet, black cap, white stars (Gordon Elliott Racing Club)

Colonel Maximus 18 

g g Zebedee - Lella Beya (Diktat)

5 11-6 t
103
5 11-6 t
103

Still a maiden after five starts over hurdles but did win at Limerick on the flat over 6 1/2 furlongs in April 2016. Very little talent over hurdles so far and pulled up at Cork last time out.

Still a maiden after five starts over hurdles but did win at Limerick on the flat over 6 1/2 furlongs in April 2016. Very little talent over hurdles so far and pulled up at Cork last time out.

6
392101
iT
Red, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond (JRM Racing Syndicate)

Mezajy 232 (212F) 

b g Makfi - Maidin Maith (Montjeu)

6 11-6
103
6 11-6
103

Scored off 6lb lower when last seen over hurdles in August last year but well beaten in a Fairyhouse claimer on the flat when last seen in September. Off since and may need faster ground.

Scored off 6lb lower when last seen over hurdles in August last year but well beaten in a Fairyhouse claimer on the flat when last seen in September. Off since and may need faster ground.

7
73-4014
iT
Orange, beige braces, striped sleeves, orange cap (Clashbeg Syndicate)

Samson Bill 43 

b g Brian Boru - Clashbeg (Jeu De Paille)

10 11-6
103
10 11-6
103

Fair winner over fences and hurdles, and 4th at Clonmel last month when one paced over half a mile further. Returns to hurdles off a lower mark and every chance on picks of form in this field.

Fair winner over fences and hurdles, and 4th at Clonmel last month when one paced over half a mile further. Returns to hurdles off a lower mark and every chance on picks of form in this field.

8
596543
iT
White, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars (T C Quinn)

Trump Sixteen 112 

b g Rainwatch - Jawadir

6 11-4 t
101
6 11-4 t
101

Good third of 7 here over further last time out but off for over 3 months since. Lightly raced with just 4 starts over hurdles and may well continue improving with more experience.

Good third of 7 here over further last time out but off for over 3 months since. Lightly raced with just 4 starts over hurdles and may well continue improving with more experience.

9
042-
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Beginningtogetup 395 

b g Milan - Top Lot (Topanoora)

6 11-1
98
6 11-1
98

Promising individual and a length 2nd at Clonmel when last seen in March last year. Looks the sort to get better with maturity, good chance here if able to improve on his last effort, handicap debut.

Promising individual and a length 2nd at Clonmel when last seen in March last year. Looks the sort to get better with maturity, good chance here if able to improve on his last effort, handicap debut.

10
9606
iT
Emerald green, yellow braces, white cap (Downtown Syndicate)

Theatre World 34 

b g King's Theatre - Lively Lass (Definite Article)

6 11-1
98
6 11-1
98

Lightly-raced maiden and ran his best race yet when a 19l sixth at Wexford last time out in March over this trip. Down 1lb but needs to do more than that to mount a challenge.

Lightly-raced maiden and ran his best race yet when a 19l sixth at Wexford last time out in March over this trip. Down 1lb but needs to do more than that to mount a challenge.

11
F814/32
iT
Maroon, white cross sashes, quartered cap (Mrs Y Dunleavy)

Grandma Dotty 173 

b f Hurricane Run - High Reef (Shareef Dancer)

9 11-0
97
9 11-0
97

Creditable second of 20 at Galway over further when last seen in October and every chance if she can repeat or better that effort off two pounds higher here.

Creditable second of 20 at Galway over further when last seen in October and every chance if she can repeat or better that effort off two pounds higher here.

12
006-03
iT
Red & light blue hoops, red cap, light blue stars (Betterthannothing Partnership)

Grey Atlantic Way 152 

g g Dahjee - Altregan Touch

5 10-11
94
5 10-11
94

Lightly-raced maiden who placed third in a first time hood at Cork in November but was beaten 23l when left with too much to do. Same rating here and needs to be ridden nearer to the pace.

Lightly-raced maiden who placed third in a first time hood at Cork in November but was beaten 23l when left with too much to do. Same rating here and needs to be ridden nearer to the pace.

13
086037
iT
Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond (Miss Sarah Foran & Sean Foran)

Muroor (GB)  164 

ch g Nayef - Raaya (Giant's Causeway)

5 10-10 v
93
5 10-10 v
93

A winner on the flat but yet to score over hurdles with a 21l 7th at Fairyhouse in November the latest effort. Chances if repeating his Clonmel third but off the track for five months.

A winner on the flat but yet to score over hurdles with a 21l 7th at Fairyhouse in November the latest effort. Chances if repeating his Clonmel third but off the track for five months.

14
80-3423
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron & sleeves, check cap (Mrs B Ryan)

Wild Sam 22 

b g Bachelor Duke - Pure Spin (Machiavellian)

8 10-9
92
8 10-9
92

Consistent lately and a creditable third of 10 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel last month. Beaten less than 5l that day and runs off the same rating here, has to be a leading player.

Consistent lately and a creditable third of 10 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel last month. Beaten less than 5l that day and runs off the same rating here, has to be a leading player.

15
955
iT
Emerald green, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots (John Breslin)

Acclamatio 146 

b g Acclamation - Incitatus Girl (Galileo)

4 10-7
100
4 10-7
100

Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles but a winner on the flat at Killarney and clearly has ability. Beaten 41l last time but makes his handicap debut off a workable mark.

Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles but a winner on the flat at Killarney and clearly has ability. Beaten 41l last time but makes his handicap debut off a workable mark.

16
794
iT
Red, large black spots, halved sleeves, black cap, red star (Mulvany's Bar Syndicate)

Sil Ver Klass (FR)  125 

bay g Noroit - Belle Et Polie (Poliglote)

4 10-7 t
100
4 10-7 t
100

Fair Flat winner but yet to repeat that over hurdles and beaten 71l at Fairyhouse last time out in December. Hard to make much of a case for on that form ahead of his handicap debut.

Fair Flat winner but yet to repeat that over hurdles and beaten 71l at Fairyhouse last time out in December. Hard to make much of a case for on that form ahead of his handicap debut.

17
4F00-86
iT
Royal blue & red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (T Donohue)

All About Alfie 18 

b g Antonius Pius - Efrhina (Woodman)

10 10-6 t p
89
10 10-6 t p
89

A winner at Cork over hurdles in November 2015 but not in fifteen races since. Beaten 60l on his first run for this yard but may strip fitter for his first run in close to a year.

A winner at Cork over hurdles in November 2015 but not in fifteen races since. Beaten 60l on his first run for this yard but may strip fitter for his first run in close to a year.

18
9-09838
iT
Maroon, white diamond, white sleeves, maroon seams, light blue cap (John T Dunleavy & Jarlath McDonagh)

Padraic O Conaire 152 

b g Mountain High - Accordion Tomarian

6 10-3 t
86
6 10-3 t
86

Still a maiden over hurdles and a well beaten 59l 8th at Cork last time out but ran well enough when third at Galway in October to suggest he has ability. Has to bounce back to form to take a hand.

Still a maiden over hurdles and a well beaten 59l 8th at Cork last time out but ran well enough when third at Galway in October to suggest he has ability. Has to bounce back to form to take a hand.

19
F64P5/P
iT
Grey and pink check, grey sleeves and cap (James Grace)

De Bennette 59 

b f Beneficial - Ros Nua (Roselier)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Clonmel in February and yet to score over hurdles. Won her point to point in 2015 but nothing of note recently and looks up against it here. RESERVE.

Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Clonmel in February and yet to score over hurdles. Won her point to point in 2015 but nothing of note recently and looks up against it here. RESERVE.

20
150/000
iT
Pink, brown spots, brown cap (Barry Drogman)

Kool Lady 127 

b f Brian Boru - Sarogini (Executive Perk)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Blinkered for 1st time when last of 10 at Tramore in Devcember,. No form since winning her point to point in 2016 and looks woefully out of sorts lately.

Blinkered for 1st time when last of 10 at Tramore in Devcember,. No form since winning her point to point in 2016 and looks woefully out of sorts lately.

Verdict

BEGINNINGTOGETUP is worth a market check now back from over a year off the track. He progressed between runs last year and is expected to step up on his Clonmel second last time and find the improvement needed to score. Wild Sam drops back in trip after finishing third over 2m2f at Clonmel and he can fight it out with Grandma Dotty, who was second over 2m2f at Galway latest, for the minor money.

Verdict

WILD SAM may be the best of this bunch in a race that really won't take too much winning. His placed efforts look solid and he can come home ahead of Beginningtogetup and Samson Bill in that order.

18:05 Limerick (IRE) 20 Apr 2018

Patrickswell Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

3m

Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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
0P-00P8
iT
Emerald green, pink hoop & sleeves, yellow cap (P M Hurley)

Perfect Man 57 

b g Morozov - Garrisker (King's Ride)

7 11-12 p
102
7 11-12 p
102

Eighth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Thurles when last seen in February beaten 93l and both career wins have been over shorter and off lower marks. Needs to do slightly better to get involved.

Eighth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Thurles when last seen in February beaten 93l and both career wins have been over shorter and off lower marks. Needs to do slightly better to get involved.

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2
875835
iT
White, royal blue sash, royal blue sleeves, white armlet, royal blue cap (Jiver Syndicate)

Mick The Jiver (GB)  19 

g g Apple Tree - Pems Gift (Environment Friend)

8 11-10 p
100
8 11-10 p
100

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cork off this rating but last win was over fences with his one success over hurdles back in March 2016 off 8lb lower. Well handicapped on chasing form.

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cork off this rating but last win was over fences with his one success over hurdles back in March 2016 off 8lb lower. Well handicapped on chasing form.

3
007091
iT
Royal blue & white check, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap (Noel Hanley)

Ballinabearna (GB)  30 

br g Malinas - Foxglove (Hernando)

5 11-7
98
5 11-7
98

Scored last time out over shorter when running on well for a 6 1/2l success at Limerick. Plenty up his sleeve that day and may shrug off his 12lb rise upped to this trip.

Scored last time out over shorter when running on well for a 6 1/2l success at Limerick. Plenty up his sleeve that day and may shrug off his 12lb rise upped to this trip.

4
904732
iT
Pink, black stars, black sleeves, pink stars, pink cap, black star (Darragh McDonagh)

Cowboy Des Long (FR)  27 

g g Konig Turf - Garde De Nuit (Courtroom)

6 11-7 b
97
6 11-7 b
97

Second over fences last month at Thurles and clearly in good heart but switches back to hurdles now. Interesting sort but not necessarily as capable over the smaller obstacles these days.

Second over fences last month at Thurles and clearly in good heart but switches back to hurdles now. Interesting sort but not necessarily as capable over the smaller obstacles these days.

5
79242U
iT
Royal blue and grey halved, sleeves reversed, quartered cap (F M O'Donnell)

Nerual 8 

b f Craigsteel - Central Arch (Dilum)

7 11-7
97
7 11-7
97

Unseated last time out here over C&D but possibly worth another try after a good second here over shorter in March. Every chance if getting home over this trip today.

Unseated last time out here over C&D but possibly worth another try after a good second here over shorter in March. Every chance if getting home over this trip today.

6
255045
iT
White, red stars, white sleeves, check cap (Laurence Murphy)

So Influential 30 

b g Luso - How Influential (Persian Mews)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Returns to hurdles after a fifth here over fences and better handicapped over the smaller obstacles now. Still a maiden at both codes though he did win 2 point to points, plenty of improvement needed.

Returns to hurdles after a fifth here over fences and better handicapped over the smaller obstacles now. Still a maiden at both codes though he did win 2 point to points, plenty of improvement needed.

7
23943F
iT
Red, grey cap, red star (Miss S J Leahy)

Thereisnodoubt 34 

ch g Primary - Doubt (Generous)

5 11-6
97
5 11-6
97

Running creditably when fell at Wexford last month when possibly booked for a place at least. One to consider each way today with a clear round.

Running creditably when fell at Wexford last month when possibly booked for a place at least. One to consider each way today with a clear round.

8
17-0863
iT
Black, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, black diamonds, emerald green cap, black stars (Patrick J Moore)

Call Of The Loon 8 

b g Millenary - Raheen Lady (Oscar)

Non Runner

Non Runner

20/1, creditable third of 12 in handicap hurdle over shorter here last time out but 27l adrift of the winner. Upped in trip today, but did win a point to point in 2017, needs to find a few pounds.

20/1, creditable third of 12 in handicap hurdle over shorter here last time out but 27l adrift of the winner. Upped in trip today, but did win a point to point in 2017, needs to find a few pounds.

9
537029
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron, yellow armlet, emerald green cap (Cill Choca Syndicate)

Western Goose 58 

bay f Westerner - That's The Goose (Be My Native)

11 10-11
87
11 10-11
87

Two wins over hurdles but 9th of 10 at Punchestown last month over half a mile shorter. Tries this trip again but not guaranteed to stay on this ground.

Two wins over hurdles but 9th of 10 at Punchestown last month over half a mile shorter. Tries this trip again but not guaranteed to stay on this ground.

10
090662
iT
Dark green, white star, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark green star (Kieron Gammell)

Dawn Light Cave 27 

b f Court Cave - Strike Three (Presenting)

6 10-8 t p1
84
6 10-8 t p1
84

First time cheekpieces today and a solid second to Larkfield Lass last month at Thurles. Up 2lb for that but cannot be ruled out now.

First time cheekpieces today and a solid second to Larkfield Lass last month at Thurles. Up 2lb for that but cannot be ruled out now.

11
97-5152
iT
Dark green, yellow seams, quartered cap (D Casey)

Betterthanalright 8 

b g Cloudings - Garden Heaven (Roselier)

12 10-7
83
12 10-7
83

Latest win over fences at Clonmel in March and a 20l second of 12 here over shorter last week. Same rating now and not easily ignored back up in trip.

Latest win over fences at Clonmel in March and a 20l second of 12 here over shorter last week. Same rating now and not easily ignored back up in trip.

12
991032
iT
Maroon, black chevron, halved sleeves, maroon cap (Ms M M Gannon)

Erkindale Lady 8 

b f Scorpion - Erkindale Miss (Supreme Leader)

9 10-7 p
83
9 10-7 p
83

One win from 21 runs at Fairyhouse but that was over fences and he is yet to succeed over hurdles after six attempts. Better handicapped here than over fences but something to prove for now.

One win from 21 runs at Fairyhouse but that was over fences and he is yet to succeed over hurdles after six attempts. Better handicapped here than over fences but something to prove for now.

13
90P38P
iT
Orange & royal blue diamonds, halved sleeves, royal blue star on cap (Michael P Heery)

Heather Moth 32 

ch f Presenting - Lirfox (Foxhound)

6 10-6 b
82
6 10-6 b
82

Pulled up here over this sort of trip last month when starting at the back and staying there, down 3lb for that but has to do a lot better to challenge here.

Pulled up here over this sort of trip last month when starting at the back and staying there, down 3lb for that but has to do a lot better to challenge here.

14
755/058-
iT
White, red spots, halved sleeves, white cap (Santry Power Walsh Syndicate)

Macs Bach 532 

b g Bach - Macs Angel (Montelimar)

10 10-6
82
10 10-6
82

Not seen since finishing a 96l 8th of 10 at Down Royal in November 2016. Yet to place in six races over hurdles and five point to points and very easily ignored for now.

Not seen since finishing a 96l 8th of 10 at Down Royal in November 2016. Yet to place in six races over hurdles and five point to points and very easily ignored for now.

15
0U4B66
iT
Maroon, maroon & yellow striped sleeves, yellow star on cap (Deirdre Hassett)

Do Be Doin' 27 

b g Dr Massini - Connellscross Lady (Sexton Blake)

10 10-5 t p
81
10 10-5 t p
81

Both career wins were over shorter the latest over fences in early 2015. Nothing lately and his best years may well be behind him now.

Both career wins were over shorter the latest over fences in early 2015. Nothing lately and his best years may well be behind him now.

16
500P35
iT
White, maroon epaulettes, maroon star on cap (Gerard J Murphy)

Oh'herewego 8 

ch g Medaaly - Masamba (Kalanisi)

9 10-4 p
80
9 10-4 p
80

Respectable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle over this C&D last time out but 28l behind the winner and something to find even off bottom weight.

Respectable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle over this C&D last time out but 28l behind the winner and something to find even off bottom weight.

Verdict

BALLINABEARNA improved for the step back up in trip when winning well here over 2m5f on his latest outing and the son of Malinas looks capable of continuing in winning form off a 12lb higher mark. Nerual has been consistent on the whole recently, despite unseating her rider last time, and is expected to bounce back here, while Dawn Light Cave completes the shortlist.

Verdict

BALLINABEARNA is a tentative suggestion in a complex race but he did impress last time out and will make a bold bid to shrug off the additional weight from the handicapper. Nerual has bits and pieces of form that suggest she can challenge at these weights, as does Dawn Light Cave who could be the one for third.

18:35 Limerick (IRE) 20 Apr 2018

Irish Stallion Farms Ebf Mares Beginners Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €9,240 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 3f 120y

Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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
055653
iT
Lilac, violet & primrose qtd cap (Liam Casey)

Field Exhibition 8 

b f Great Exhibition - Leefield Rose (Parthian Springs)

8 11-7
97
8 11-7
97

Fair chaser. Remains a maiden after 16 NH runs. Creditable third of 7 in handicap chase (14/1) at this C&D (heavy) 8 days ago, not ideally placed.

Fair chaser. Remains a maiden after 16 NH runs. Creditable third of 7 in handicap chase (14/1) at this C&D (heavy) 8 days ago, not ideally placed.

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2
1677P6
iT
Black & yellow quartered, diabolo on sleeves, check cap (Crooked Crew Syndicate)

Gold Smoke 19 

b f Gold Well - Style Of Campile (Heron Island)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Fair hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Listowel in September. Below form sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cork (24f, heavy, 16/1) 19 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Fair hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Listowel in September. Below form sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cork (24f, heavy, 16/1) 19 days ago. Makes chase debut.

3
679U18
iT
Dark green, white star, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap (Norman Lee)

Harry Smiles 7 

b f Kalanisi - She's Supersonic (Accordion)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Poor hurdler. 16/1, eighth of 10 in novice hurdle at Ballinrobe (17.8f, heavy) 7 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Poor hurdler. 16/1, eighth of 10 in novice hurdle at Ballinrobe (17.8f, heavy) 7 days ago. Makes chase debut.

4
140355
iT
Yellow, red hollow box, check sleeves, yellow cap (Denis Wilson)

Lakemilan 19 

b f Milan - Hartwell Lake (Pistolet Bleu)

6 11-7 h
-
6 11-7 h
-

Fair hurdler who shaped encouragingly on chase debut after a 4-month break when fifth of 11 in Cork novice (20f) 19 days ago. Should do better.

Fair hurdler who shaped encouragingly on chase debut after a 4-month break when fifth of 11 in Cork novice (20f) 19 days ago. Should do better.

5
3154P5
iT
Light blue, dark blue braces, striped sleeves & cap (One Eight Seven Four Syndicate)

Theatre Run 30 

b f King's Theatre - One Run (King's Ride)

7 11-7
-
7 11-7
-

Modest hurdler who was a tailed-off fifth of 6 on chase debut here last month.

Modest hurdler who was a tailed-off fifth of 6 on chase debut here last month.

6
30715P
iT
Red, dark blue sleeves, emerald green & red quartered cap (Michael G Mee)

Zipporah 4 

b f Millenary - O' Connell (Erins Isle)

11 11-7 t
-
11 11-7 t
-

Fair hurdler (pulled up latest) who was let down by her jumping when well held only start over fences. Should improve.

Fair hurdler (pulled up latest) who was let down by her jumping when well held only start over fences. Should improve.

7
522241
iT
Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars (F Donnelly)