15:20 Listowel Mon 10 September 2018

  • Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)
  • 1m 1f, Soft
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€29,500.002nd€9,500.003rd€4,500.004th€2,000.005th€1,000.006th€499.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 59.11sOff time:15:21:11
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1
(16)
59-12OR: 106CD
9/1

Dual winner who likes a little cut in the ground while the trainer had the third place Dew Line in this race 12-months. Worth a market check.

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2
(11)
59-9OR: 104
8/1

Won back-to-back races at Cork in the spring, the latter of which was a wide margin heavy ground success. Beaten since but any rain will be an assistance.

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3
(7)
49-9OR: 98BF
7/2

Holds an entry in the Group 2 Long Distance Cup on Champions day. Trainer boasts a 66% win and place strike rate in non-handicap contests at this festival in the last four years. Leading player here.

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4
(2)
69-9OR: 98
20/1

Winner of three of 32 starts and thus far unsuccessful at Stakes level although he has placed three times in Listed races. Place claims.

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5
(12)
49-9OR: 98
25/1

Not disgraced in four starts this season including a couple of third places over a similar distances. Well held at the Galway festival latest and this renewal doesn't look any easier. First-time hood fitted.

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7
(4)
49-4OR: 100D
8/1

Distance winner of a Gowran Park handicap 12-months ago. Still in reasonable form with three promising runs on the board since July but looks opposable in this grade.

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8
(8)
39-3OR: 86D
14/1

Redoute's Choice gelding out of a Highest Honor mare. Half-brother to winners Musir, Lankan Rupee in Australia. Off the mark at the second attempt last month and trainer holds a 50% win and place strike rate in non-handicap contests here since 2014.

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9
(10)
38-12OR: 96
33/1

Three time winner at up to 1m2f but Listed level beyond her in a 1m1½f Gowran Park handicap last month. Plenty to find on recent offerings.

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10
(1)
38-12OR: 101BFD
11/1

Distance winner who was a disappointing favourite behind Snowy Winter at Gowran Park last month finishing fourth of 14. Others hold stronger profiles.

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11
(15)
38-12OR:
12/1

Mastercraftsman filly cost €75,000 yearling and has some smart pedigree. Has landed the odds on both career starts to date when last seen in the spring. Enters calculations for yard that had the runner-up in this race three years ago.

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12
(13)
38-12OR: 105
11/2

Will have disappointing influential connections not getting her head in front since winning a Curragh handicap in May. Solid run in the Group 3 Snow Fairy last time puts her in the mix here.

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13
(6)
38-12OR: 83
66/1

Winner last month on the AW at Dundalk over 7f but requires a chunk of improvement once again to play a role in this company.

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14
(14)
38-12OR: 85D
20/1

Running consistently well this year, with both wins coming at Gowran Park, most recently over this trip in a 14k handicap. One to watch in the betting with yard providing two of the last three winners of the race.

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15
(5)
38-12OR: 100
8/1

Solid and consistent filly who gives her all but is always liable to bump in to one of two progressing at a quicker rate.

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16
(9)
38-12OR: 85
50/1

Filly who got off the mark at the sixth time of asking for connections in a 1m maiden at Killarney last month. Well held since and plenty more needed in this company.

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Non-Runners

6
(3)
Clear Skies30
59-4OR: 100
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
17
Dream Walker9
99-9OR: 87
T: J P FaheyJ: Reserve 1

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
4Riven Light59-911/8Full Result
T: W P MullinsJ: K J Manning

Betting

Forecast

Gustavus Vassa (7/2), Hence (11/2), Panstarr (8/1), Ship Of Dreams (8/1), Allegio (8/1), Clear Skies (8/1), On The Go Again (9/1), Curly (11/1), Hand On Heart (12/1), Dabiyr (14/1), Mazzuri (20/1), Marshall Jennings (20/1), Massif Central (25/1), Beach Wedding (33/1), Vivianite (50/1), Dream Walker (50/1), Iiex Excelsa (66/1)

Verdict

The Aiden O'Brien trained HENCE can build on her 1½L defeat in the Group 3 Snow Fairy stakes at the Curragh recently to land the spoils here seeing off the attentions of the progressive and last time out winners Dabiyr and Hand On Heart. The trainers of the last three winners Willie McCreery and Willie Mullins are represented by Gustavus Vassa and Mazzuri who could surprise at big prices.
  1. Hence
  2. Gustavus Vassa
  3. Hand On Heart

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