13:40 Limerick

Tuesday 26 December 2017

All12:3513:0513:4014:1014:4515:2015:55

    FutureTicketing.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 3f  |   Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:43  |   Winning time: 5m 26.3s
1st
Horse silk
4
9/4f
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (5)
Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, took closer order in 4th from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, improved to lead before next, ridden before last and went clear run-in, comfortably op 2/1 tchd 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
12
7
14/1
T: M F MorrisJ: A Ring (3)
Mid-division, 6th from 5 out and improved to challenge in close 2nd before 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner from last, kept on same pace run-in
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
5
7/1
T: N MeadeJ: D J Mullins
Mid-division before improving to lead after 3rd, not fluent 6th, headed and dropped to 4th before 2 out, ridden and no impression from before last, kept on same pace run-in op 8/1
4th
Horse silk
nse
6
4/1
T: E O'GradyJ: D E Splaine
Chased leaders, improved into closer 2nd from 3 out, dropped to 3rd and ridden before next, no extra and kept on same pace from before last op 5/1
5th
Horse silk
13
3
511-12
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division, ridden in 6th before 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
14/1
T: P NevilleJ: Rachael Blackmore
Always towards rear, mistake 6 out, soon pushed along and no impression, pulled up after 3 out op 12/1
F
Horse silk
2
7/2
T: William P MurphyJ: Mr B O'Neill
Towards rear, closer in 8th from 3 out, ridden and no impression in 7th when fell 2 out op 4/1 tchd 10/3
PU
Horse silk
8
25/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Towards rear, improved into mid-division from 6 out, 6th from 3 out, ridden and no impression before next where bad mistake, soon pulled up op 28/1
PU
Horse silk
9
33/1
T: E McNamaraJ: R P Treacy (5)
Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, soon dropped to mid-division, mistake 5 out and soon weakened, no extra in 12th from 3 out and soon pulled up
PU
Horse silk
10
14/1
T: D HoganJ: D G Hogan
Chased leaders on outer, pushed along and lost place from 3 out, no extra and pulled up before next op 12/1
R
Horse silk
11
28/1
T: A MaguireJ: Mr F Maguire (3)
Led, headed and dropped to 2nd after 3rd, not fluent 5th and again not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, moderate 6th when refused at last
PU
Horse silk
13
40/1
T: A LeahyJ: J S McGarvey
Towards rear, pushed along in 12th from 6 out, ridden and no impression from 3 out, pulled up before next op 33/1
PU
Horse silk
14
22/1
T: T GibneyJ: K C Sexton
Mid-division, dropped to 10th and pushed along from 3 out, soon no extra and pulled up op 20/1

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Non-Runners

12
Horse silk
Samantha Bellamy26
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 7
T: B Cawley  J: Mr L P Gilligan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.60Pl:€1.50, €4.10, €1.90EX:€43.90Trifecta:€314.50SF:€38.48

Forecasts

Shower Cross (9/4), Johnny Sue (7/2), Timmie Roe (4/1), The Comediologist (7/1), Kickham (10/1), Western Ruler (14/1), Montauk Flyer (14/1), Beale Beach (14/1), Tara Mia (22/1), Samantha Bellamy (25/1), Backintheboom (25/1), Knockraha Pride (28/1), Celtic Dancer (33/1), Angel's On Fire (40/1)

Verdict

Trainer Gordon Elliott has an impressive 51% win and place at this meeting in the last four years and his KICKHAM can be expected to improve on his handicap hurdle debut earlier this month at Navan with the five-year-old appreciating the drop in trip. Johnny Sue who returns from the point-to-point scene and Timmie Roe can hit the frame while Noel Meade's The Comediologist can give the selection most to think about.
  1. Kickham
  2. The Comediologist
  3. Timmie Roe

Prize Money

1st: €8,316.002nd: €2,579.003rd: €1,228.004th: €553.005th: €216.00

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