15:25 Limerick Sun 13 October 2019

  • David Fitzgerald Memorial Handicap Hurdle
  • 3m, Heavy (Soft To Heavy In Places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner€9,600.002nd€3,200.003rd€1,600.004th€800.005th€480.006th€320.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 35.7sOff time:15:25:06
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1
711-10OR: 123
10/1

Just the one win over hurdles in nine starts; recent form over hurdles and on the Flat has not been convincing; others preferred on balance of form and current rating.

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2
611-5OR: 118
6/1

Still a maiden over hurdles but is generally a consistent sort. Finished a weak second last time out. Should win a maiden soon but things look difficult for him off this current mark.

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3
711-0OR: 113C
25/1

No real show last time out over hurdles and has been campaigned many over fences of late; unfancied last time out and only indication of connections feeling confident will be market support.

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4
611-0OR: 113D
10/1

Successful on chasing debut in a Ballinrobe 2m7f contest when last seen in August; has some fair hurdling form and not without a chance but would not want the ground to get too soft.

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6
510-12OR: 111
20/1

Inching down the handicap but for a reason; has not shown too much on her last three starts and while has slight chance on best of her form others make more appeal at present despite step up in trip being interesting.

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7
510-10OR: 109
10/1

Appreciated step up in trip in May at Downpatrick when riddent o lead close home; more on his plate here returning from long absence bu this does not look a strong contest and is one for the shortlist.

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8
610-9OR: 108D
14/1

Near impeccable record on her last for starts (all at Perth) wiining twice and finishing runner-up twice; not unduly burdened and looks the form pick; suited by heavy going and may take all the beating here.

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9
610-9OR: 108
20/1

Rewarded for some consistent efforts over hurdles when winning last time out at Killarney (2m3f, good-yielding); disappointing when stepped up to this trip last time out and difficult to fancy until he proves he stays so far.

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10
510-7OR: 106
10/1

Got off the mark for connections at the fifth time of asking over hurdles landing a 2m4f handicap at Navan in February off a 12lb lower mark. Beaten twice since but worthy of some consideration.

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11
610-6OR: 105BFCD
11/4

Off the mark at the fifth time of asking over hurdles when well backed in a handicap hurdle here (2m5f) over Christmas; not disgraced after reappearance after long break in December; could be spot on and market will be a guide.

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12
510-5OR: 104
13/2

Still to make the frame over hurdles and while has shown glimpses of ability there is little to get excited about and was pulled up last time out at Listowel in September.

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13
710-5OR: 104
4/1

Was rewarded for previous consistency when front-running tactics worked wonders when scoring last time out at Navan; more needed upped in the weights but clearly in good heart and has an excellent chance.

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Non-Runners

5
Thegoaheadman142
510-13OR: 112
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power

Last Year's Winner

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The Gatechecker810-139/2
T: M HouriganJ: M P Walsh

Betting

Forecast

Owl Creek Bridge (11/4), Theatre World (4/1), Thegoaheadman (9/2), Spyglass Hill (6/1), Dont Go Mad (13/2), West Coast Time (10/1), Ozzie's Way (10/1), Dragon Houdini (10/1), Seeyouinvinnys (10/1), Holy Motivation (14/1), Lessofdnegativity (20/1), Sassy Yet Classy (20/1), Fit To Be Tied (25/1)

Verdict

Given the paucity of in-form or well handicapped rivals it would be no surprise seeing HOLY MOTIVATION landing her hat-trick given she is not badly treated and obviously in fine heart. Theatre World showed last time he is a capable sort and given he is still relatively lightly raced over hurdles, could be open to more improvement. Owl Creek Bridge warmed up for this contest with a pleasing run recently at Listowel and any market support would suggest connections feel he is ready to win another race.
  1. Holy Motivation
  2. Theatre World
  3. Owl Creek Bridge

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