15:40 Limerick Sun 17 March 2019

  • Follow Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Handicap Hurdle (80-109)
  • 2m 5f, Heavy
  • 17 Runners
  • Winner€7,391.002nd€2,292.003rd€1,092.004th€492.005th€192.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 41.0sOff time:15:42:05
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1
1311-12OR: 108
12/1

Fair efforts in defeat of late including when 22L fourth over 2m4f at Gowran Park (soft) earlier this month. Races off a mark 3lb lower than for his latest success.

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2
711-10OR: 106
8/1

Bumper and point-to-point winner showed ability in three starts in maiden hurdles. Returning from a break here and is worth a check in the market on handicap debut.

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3
511-9OR: 105
20/1

Promising eighth in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown (2m4f, good-to-yielding) in December but failed to build on that in two subsequent starts including on handicap debut last month.

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5
1211-7OR: 103
40/1

Three time hurdle winner but struggled on stable debut in January when returning from a lengthy absence. Wears cheekpieces for the first time.

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6
1011-6OR: 102
7/1

Decent effort in finishing 2L third in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (good-to-yielding) last time out. Interesting to see how he fares following a 1lb rise in the weights.

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7
611-5OR: 101
12/1

Decent third in a maiden hurdle at Cork (2m4f, soft-to-heavy) 12 months ago and drop in trip should suit on handicap debut following a disappointing effort over 3m there the following month.

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8
611-4OR: 100
7/1

Good third in a 2m handicap hurdle at Tramore (soft) in January. Pulled up over fences subsequently and should be suited by this return to hurdling.

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9
611-3OR: 99C
11/2

Placed on both starts since joining this stable including in a 2m4f chase at Cork (soft) in early January. Races off a mark 3lb higher than when beaten a neck over 2m3f here in December.

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10
511-1OR: 97
20/1

Signs of ability when sixth in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse (yielding) in January. Well beaten on handicap debut last time out however and others hold stronger claims.

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11
911-0OR: 96C
33/1

Wore cheekpieces (retained) for the first time when well held over 3m at Punchestown (good) in January. Given a break since and more needed on this occasion.

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12
511-0OR: 96
5/1

Ran well to finish third in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Navan (yielding) in January. Drop in trip should suit having seemingly failed to stay 3m at Punchestown (good) subsequently.

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13
1110-9OR: 91C
20/1

Handicap hurdle winner on yielding ground at Naas (2m3f) in December and followed that up with a couple of decent efforts in defeat. Well beaten on most recent start however and needs to put that effort behind him.

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14
610-9OR: 91
33/1

Placed in a maiden hurdle last May and a point-to-point in December. No show over hurdles in recent starts however and others make more appeal.

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16
610-7OR: 89
14/1

Failed to figure in five starts over hurdles so far including in handicap company the last twice. Probably best watched stepping up in distance.

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17
810-5OR: 87
14/1

Maiden point-to-point winner on soft-to-heavy ground in October 2017. Absent since finishing well beaten at Fairyhouse in a handicap hurdle the following month.

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18
1210-5OR: 87CD
9/1

Promising 12L sixth in a C&D handicap hurdle on soft ground when making his seasonal debut in December. Worth a check in the market.

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21
910-2OR: 84
10/1

Early casualty at Gowran Park last weekend but had finished fourth twice prior to that including over an extended 2m6f at Thurles (good) last month. Third reserve.

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Non-Runners

4
Father Jed8
811-7OR: 103
T: J P RyanJ: T N Brett
15
Ask Mary1
610-8OR: 90
T: R H LalorJ: Miss E A Lalor
19
Ricky Langford24
510-3OR: 85
T: P J RothwellJ: Reserve 1
20
Lagenod38
710-3OR: 85
T: R SweeneyJ: Reserve 2

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Father Jed (9/2), Load Up Time (5/1), Epsilon Indi (11/2), Wee Small Hours (7/1), Peculiar Genius (7/1), Madera Express (8/1), Lagenod (8/1), The Grey Guy (9/1), Crack On Corrie (10/1), Ask And Answer (12/1), Seskinane (12/1), West Is Best (14/1), Braize (14/1), Ricky Langford (16/1), All About Alfie (20/1), Whydah (20/1), Write It Down (20/1), Ask Mary (25/1), Be My Dream (33/1), Instant Smile (33/1), Kennedys Mor (40/1)

Verdict

FATHER JED has been in good form in recent starts and he can follow-up his victory last time out with success in this competitive handicap hurdle. The selection can get the better of his rivals here with Wee Small Hours, second on his most recent start capable of filling the same position in this contest while third place can go to Load Up Time who should appreciate this drop back in distance and remains open to improvement.
  1. Father Jed
  2. Wee Small Hours
  3. Load Up Time

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