17:25 Listowel Mon 9 September 2019

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  • 7f, Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€7,683.002nd€2,483.003rd€1,183.004th€533.005th€273.006th€143.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 32.1sOff time:17:26:52
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1
(10)
49-9OR:
20/1

Gelding by Lilbourne Lad. Likely to improve on promising debut run at Naas over 6f when beaten 2¾L. Place claims.

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2
(16)
39-5OR:
11/2

Requinto colt. Brother to useful 7f/1m winner Bigwood. Dam 7f-1m winner. Promising fifth of 14 beaten 4¾L on debut at Leopardstown over 1m on good/yielding ground when last seen in May. Worth a market check on second start.

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3
(3)
39-5OR: 72
10/1

Posted a career best when finishing third of 10 beaten 2½L in a Killarney 1m maiden last month. More needed on overall form but not without a chance.

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4
(9)
39-5OR: 55
33/1

11-race maiden, below-par efforts in a number of starts since July. Not in the form required to play a part in the finish here.

5
(5)
39-5OR:
66/1

Garswood colt, cost €30,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to two winners over similar trips. Dam a winner and half sister to Listed performer. Well held on sole start at Gowran Park when last seen in October.

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6
(12)
39-5OR: 76
12/1

Four-race maiden not disgraced when making steady progress in four starts for trainer Mick Appleby when last seen in October. Market check on Irish and stable debut.

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7
(15)
39-5OR:
16/1

Cape Cross gelding out of a Storm Cat mare. Dam three-time winner on the Flat including success over 7f at Group 3 level. Caution required representing a yard who failed to hit the target from 13 runners at this festival 12 months ago.

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8
(14)
39-5OR: 75
7/2

Five-race maiden. Ran well in defeat when finishing third of 15 beaten 5L on first start for 134 days at Leopardstown last month. Should be a leading contender in this company.

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9
(2)
39-5OR:
33/1

Charm Spirit colt out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Half-brother to three winners, including 1m½f winner Perfect Illusion and two-year-old victor Banana Split. Likely to be up against it on debut.

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10
(11)
39-5OR: 73
6/1

Helmet colt twice changed hands for big money, hasn't lived up to price tag in five below-par starts since making his debut in October. Needs a sizable improvement and others more compelling.

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11
(13)
39-5OR: 73
16/1

Nothing of note in four career starts so far. First time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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12
(7)
39-5OR: 74BF
7/1

Four-race maiden. Not disgraced when running well in defeat in a number of starts since April. Capable of a big performance in first-time cheekpieces.

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13
(4)
100/1

Six-race maiden, beaten over 69L in two Flat starts on turf. Well held at Tipperary last month and profile suggests that she is worth taking on again.

14
(1)
39-0OR:
50/1

Daughter of Bated Breath out of a Rainbow Quest mare. Half-sister to 7f winner Thinking Spirit. Dam successful over 1m3¾f. Plenty to prove on debut in first-time tongue-tie.

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15
(6)
39-0OR: 69
7/2

Running well in defeat last month before disappointing at Cork over 7f earlier this month beaten 8L finishing eighth of 17. Bit more needed but enters calculations.

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16
(8)
Annie Pender63
39-0OR: 54
T: W McCreeryJ: Reserve 1

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Betting

Forecast

Royal Canford (7/2), Merricourt (7/2), Blue Wood (11/2), Pocotaligo (6/1), Tham Luang (7/1), Clockers Corner (10/1), Golden Valour (12/1), Insaan (16/1), Self Rule (16/1), Knock Flyer (20/1), Der Mc (33/1), Old Colonial (33/1), Miss Baracus (50/1), Annie Pender (50/1), Donoch (66/1), Thefaithfulindian (100/1)

Verdict

Difficult to get away from the chances of the Ger Lyons-trained, MERRICOURT in the closing race of the day. The gelding can get off the mark at the sixth time of asking for connection, holding off the attentions of Blue Wood for the John Feane yard and the potential improver, Tham Luang who now sports first-time cheekpieces. Newcomer, Insaan could be worth a market check as post time approaches.
  1. Merricourt
  2. Blue Wood
  3. Tham Luang

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