18:30 Ballinrobe Fri 12 April 2019

  • BetVictor Handicap Hurdle
  • 2m 6f 7y, Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner€10,164.002nd€3,151.003rd€1,502.004th€676.005th€264.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 36.2sOff time:18:30:28
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2
711-10OR: 123BF
5/2

Has failed to add a further victory to that attained on hurdling debut at Gowran Park in September 2017 in six starts since. Ran well at the same course in February but disappointed at Naas latest last month. Worth another chance.

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3
1011-10OR: 123
14/1

Well beaten on each of his three starts for current connections since leaving Noel Meade (£43,000 purchase) this winter. Switches back to hurdles here following a 29L defeat in a Fairyhouse chase in February. Looks a tall order on form shown.

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4
911-9OR: 122
25/1

A winner over 3m, at Bellewstown in the summer but has lost his way since then and his recent completion rate is off-putting. Last of 10 tailed off beaten 64L at Thurles last month. Others hold stronger profiles.

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6
511-8OR: 121
8/1

Victorious in a 20 runner Tipperary maiden hurdle, good ground last summer before disappointing in novice company when something clearly amiss, pulling up three out at Galway when last seen in July. Likely to be popular in the market on handicap bow

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7
1011-6OR: 119C
25/1

Three from 36 in a career mostly spent over hurdles, winning his last contest at Clonmel in December 2017 off a 2lb lower mark. Best checked in the market taking such a significant step up in trip.

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8
711-4OR: 117
8/1

Still going well in a Kilarney 2m6f handicap hurdle before falling three out when last seen in August. Can go well when fresh but plenty of danger attached on return after seven months.

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10
811-3OR: 116
16/1

Winner of one of his six starts over timber, successful on handicap debut at Cheltenham over two years ago when in the care of trainer Harry Fry. Looked a little overwhelmed on stable debut in a Cross Country chase at Punchestown in February.

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11
811-1OR: 114
7/1

Not disgraced in a number of maiden hurdle starts but has appeared to struggle in a couple of handicap contests since November including finishing eighth of 14 beaten over 18L in a Fairyhouse 2n4f handicap hurdle when last seen in February.

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13
511-1OR: 114C
5/1

Winner of a 2m½f hurdle in May at this venue, landing the odds at a price of 50/1. Hasn't looked as good in a number of hurdle starts since until catching the eye at Limerick last month. Worth a market check.

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14
610-11OR: 110
6/1

Won a weak maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse early last year, but didn't progress afterwards. Has failed to complete in two of his last three starts since the turn of the year. Possibly best watched unless market suggests otherwise.

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15
510-10OR: 109
14/1

Steady progress was confirmed as the Daylami gelding landed a Limerick novice hurdle over 2m on yielding ground in November. Well held 56L when last seen in December on soft ground. Others make more appeal on handicap debut.

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16
610-9OR: 108
33/1

Winner for trainer Willie Mullins last season but has shown little or no signs of ability in four dismal efforts for current connections. Vast improvement needed to figure.

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Non-Runners

1
Best Behavior26
611-10OR: 123
T: O McKiernanJ: D J Hand
5
Drumacoo333
1011-8OR: 121
T: M HouriganJ: J S McGarvey
9
Sonny B22
1211-4OR: 117
T: J J WalshJ: P T Enright
12
Killaro Boy211
1011-1OR: 114
T: A MurrayJ: S W Flanagan
17
Seskinane26
1310-7OR: 106
T: Brian M McMahonJ: Reserve 1
18
Draycott Place159
1010-4OR: 103
T: J P RyanJ: Reserve 2
19
Young Dev1
510-2OR: 101
T: Denis HoganJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Seskinane1210-1210/1
T: Brian M McMahonJ: P T Enright

Betting

Forecast

West Coast Time (5/2), Lucky Icon (5/1), Maeve's Choice (6/1), Young Dev (6/1), Gagas Horse (7/1), Lizzies Champ (8/1), Shoulda Lied (8/1), Best Behavior (10/1), Killaro Boy (12/1), Wounded Warrior (14/1), Killacolla (14/1), Behind Time (16/1), Drumacoo (16/1), Draycott Place (16/1), Dorans River (25/1), Admiral Brian (25/1), Seskinane (25/1), Sonny B (25/1), Force Of Forces (33/1)

Verdict

The Joseph O'Brien-trained WEST COAST TIME can add to his sole hurdle win here following a number of close calls since December. The form of his second of seven beaten 13L at Limerick has produced five individual winners since, including the winner Off You Go who has landed a treble. The biggest threat to the selection will possibly come from Shoulda Lied for the Willie Mullins and Paul Townend combination, while Admiral Brian and Lizzies Champ can battle for the minor honours.
  1. West Coast Time
  2. Shoulda Lied
  3. Lizzies Champ

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