18:35 Limerick

Thursday 27 July 2017

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2m  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:35  |   Winning time: 3m 57.6s

1
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: J M Moore |  T: M McCabe|  OR: 94
20/1

Still a maiden despite 29 career starts, 30L and 12½L last day in Wexford 2m handicap hurdle finishing ninth of 14.

2
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: A Ring |  T: P Byrne|  OR: 92|  D
8/1

0 from 12 over hurdles, before winning a Wexford handicap over 2m on good ground when beating 12 rivals, before pulling-up last day when something amiss at Cork two weeks ago.

3
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: A McCurtin |  T: Donncha Duggan|  OR: 89
20/1

Raced with some promise last time at Tramore over 2m in April, but has been mostly disappointing since including last day 12th of 24 at Cork over 2m.

4
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: J J Slevin |  T: T J Taaffe|  OR: 89
8/1

The break between December and April seems to have not been any good given his 88L defeats in two starts since.

5
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: B Hayes |  T: P McCreery|  OR: 87|  D
20/1

Found some form in a big way when a close up fourth to Sharjah at Tramore, before encouraging third of 14, not beaten far in Downpatrick handicap hurdle over an extended 2m1f.

6
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: D N Russell |  T: P Coffey|  OR: 87
11/1

Little to enthuse about in five hurdles starts to date, and pulled up when upped to 3m at Cork in May, before ninth of 14, well beaten at Wexford three weeks ago.

7
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: J S McGarvey |  T: James Dullea|  OR: 87
7/2

Bounced in to form last day in Cork 2m handicap hurdle on good ground finishing second of 24, beaten a neck, two weeks ago.

8
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: P Townend |  T: S J Mahon|  OR: 87
3/1

Ran well on handicap and stable debut when finishing runner-up over an extended 2m at Roscommon (good-to-yielding) earlier this month, before encouraging third of 18, here, over 2m2f handicap hurdle on good ground, five days ago.

9
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: J P O'Sullivan |  T: P J Rothwell|  OR: 84
20/1

No impression and well beaten last six hurdle starts including last day, despite the third of 14. Best watched.

10
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: Rachael Blackmore |  T: J J Hanlon|  OR: 83
20/1

Career record of 1/33 and well held on debut for this yard in a handicap hurdle at Wexford (good) over 2m in May, before three more heavy defeats since.

11
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: D G Hogan |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 89
16/1

Failed to figure in three maiden hurdles to date. Most recent of those came when ninth of 24, beaten 24L in Cork maiden hurdle over 2m.

12
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: B Browne |  T: D Cullen|  OR: 83|  D
16/1

Veteran who surely needed his return to action at Clonmel last month, as he finished fourth of 14, not beaten far in Wexford 2m handicap hurdle three weeks ago.

13
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: E O'Connell |  T: D McNamara|  OR: 81
25/1

Without a win in 20 outings over hurdles, but ran well to be second a couple of starts ago, but has struggled since in two starts at Southwell and Bellewstown.

14
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: D Meyler |  T: K Thornton|  OR: 87
7/1

One time Swedish racer who hadn't achieved all that much over hurdles since switched to these shores until finishing 5½L third of 16 to Dancing Duke at Bellewstown, 19 days ago.

15
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: R C Colgan |  T: P W Flynn|  OR: 86
33/1

Has barely beaten a horse home in any of his last eight starts, including sixth of seven last day in Bellewstown novice hurdle.

17
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Mr E P Keating |  T: Eamon Courtney|  OR: 80
50/1

Pulled up in her first two maiden hurdle races, well held twice subsequently and pulled-up again last day in Downpatrick handicap hurdle.

18
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: C Brassil |  T: Anthony McCann|  OR: 80
33/1

0/11 over hurdles and beaten 86 and 59L on two starts for new yard since moving from Stuart Crawfords.

19
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: D J Mullins |  T: D E Fitzgerald|  OR: 88
25/1

First Reserve: Has lacked fluency at times in four starts over timber, including 13th of 14, beaten 80L last month.

Non-Runners

20
Ballylibert21
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 11
T: James Dullea  J: Reserve 2
16
Keepbackitoldya52
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: Miss M Harding  J: P A Gallagher
21
Jeremys Hope5
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 4
T: D E Fitzgerald  J: Reserve 3
Betting

Forecast

Whenthewindblows (3/1), Silent Sun (7/2), Sierra Law (7/1), Lleyton (8/1), Rathnaleen Girl (8/1), Lough Derg Lyric (11/1), Yes Man (16/1), I'm Serious (16/1), Athloman Cottage (20/1), Ali Bin Nayef (20/1), Island Villa (20/1), Brog Deas Nua (20/1), Baron Von Chill (20/1), Profoundly (25/1), Precious Gold (25/1), Bobby Boucher (33/1), Ballylibert (33/1), Turfjager (33/1), Keepbackitoldya (33/1), Our Pocket Rocket (50/1), Jeremys Hope (66/1)

Verdict
A race that could have the lead changing in the early stages, with Baron Von Chill, Turfjager, Brog Deas Nua and Silent Sun, among others willing to lead. At the moment, YES MAN, looks too big in the market and could pay each-way followers in a race where Island Villa, Rathaleen Girl, Silent Sun and Whenthewindblows should all be on the shortlist.
  1. Yes Man
  2. Island Villa
  3. Whenthewindblows
Prize Money
1st:
€6,468.00
2nd:
€2,005.00
3rd:
€956.00
4th:
€431.00
5th:
€168.00

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