March 26 / 12.40 Limerick

12.40

Soft To Heavy

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

1/3 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 234

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Emphatic winner of a Rathcannon maiden point for Ellmarie Holden last November; placed in his two bumper starts at Leopardstown, including third behind the subsequent Cheltenham winner A Dream To Share in a Grade 2 event; in contention when making a mistake two out on hurdling debut in a Grade 2 event at Kelso; this should be a formality for him.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 210y

15:35 Galway

Feronily

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in third, switched left after 6th, niggled along briefly after 4 out, pressed leaders when slightly hampered and stumbled 2 out, steadied last, soon outpaced and ridden briefly, kept on and went second towards finish, no match for winner

4/11

1st

3

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 60y

18:35 Punchestown

Feronily

11st 10lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

jumped well, led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, led again after 6th, ridden after 2 out, reduced lead but kept on well run-in

5/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 858

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No sign yet that he has inherited any significant measure of ability from his dam, the brilliant Solerina; held by Clodders Dream on running at Naas.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

14:50 Punchestown

Linden Arden

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

made all

6/4

6th

12

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Linden Arden

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Beaten five times for Michael Bowe but produced one notable effort when second to the smart Feronily (the third also useful) in a 2m3f maiden at Limerick in March (soft to heavy); would be very well handicapped on his debut for Willie Mullins if rediscovering that level of form; Brian Hayes has ridden him the last twice.

9/1

5th

9

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 45y

14:40 Tipperary

Linden Arden

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Michael J Bowe

Has come up against smart types Nick Rockett and Feronily in maiden hurdles at Naas and Limerick lately and run well, especially latter occasion; won't face anything of that calibre today and go close.

3/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 086

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Had plenty of horses behind him at Punchestown on his second outing; last month's Naas sixth was a step in the right direction, form has been franked by the runner-up; obvious place candidate
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 45y

14:05 Tipperary

Itstimetomoveon

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

Much improved on last two starts, not beaten far in maidens at Naas (2m) and Limerick (2m3f) though raced freely last time; will have to settle better over today's longer trip but has the form to go close.

9/2

3rd

5

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:40 Limerick

Itstimetomoveon

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Padraig Roche

raced freely, prominent, nudged along after 3 out, headway 2 out, went third approaching last, pushed along and kept on run-in

7/2

6th

6

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

16:10 Naas

Itstimetomoveon

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Padraig Roche

Had plenty of horses behind him at Punchestown on the more recent of two outings; likely to need more experience.

33/1

Form: 0424

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stepped up from debut when fourth in a Punchestown maiden in January, despite making several jumping errors; no match for an easy winner at Clonmel; found little when fourth over this trip at Naas a fortnight ago; unlikely to be a match for Feronily.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Clodders Dream

11st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Best maiden run was his fourth to subsequent Grade 2 winner Nick Rockett over 2m3f at Naas in February; beaten a long way on return at that venue and seems to lack a gear.

7/1

11th

6

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 200y

13:25 Naas

Clodders Dream

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, no impression after 3 out

8/1

Form: 86

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed on the first of two outings in points; soundly beaten in two runs over hurdles; tongue-tie on now.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

9

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Yewood

11st 7lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

led narrowly, headed but prominent before 3rd, hit 4 out

33/1

14th

13

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

17:38 Ballinrobe

Yewood

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Ordinary maiden form and well beaten on his handicap debut in May; others preferred.

33/1

14th

4

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

18:48 Clonmel

Yewood

11st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Terence O’Brien

Placed in point-to-point but well held in three maiden hurdles, bit more promising last time in first-time tongue tie; not one to rule out here on handicap debut.

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam did not show much for Willie Mullins, but is a sister to useful winners Grangeclare Lark and Classic Vic, and a half-sister to smart hurdle/chase winner Scarthy Lad and to hurdle/chase winner Datokepe; makes a belated debut at the age of seven.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Limerick

Grange Pearl

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

towards rear

33/1

6th

4

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:40 Limerick

Grange Pearl

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

didn't jump with fluency, held up in midfield, awkward jump 1st, towards rear halfway, pushed along and became detached from 3 out

50/1

Form: 00

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fell on only point-to-point start; has struggled in two maiden hurdle outings at Naas.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

15

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Glenabbey

11st 5lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: John Neilan

Soundly beaten in four maiden hurdles; probably best watched for future reference on handicap bow after a break.

50/1

13th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 194y

14:35 Sligo

Glenabbey

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: John Neilan

midfield

66/1

7th

3

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:40 Limerick

Glenabbey

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: John Neilan

always towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon became detached

100/1

Form:

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Huge price when finishing in rear in a Punchestown bumper on debut, safe to rule out
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Ran well in several bumpers and made most to win a 2m Listowel maiden on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a 3m novice event here in November; dropped away from two out in race won by Starman at Limerick eight days ago.

14/1

4th

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

The Shantou King

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Aengus King

Ran well in a few bumpers and made all to win a 2m Listowel maiden (yielding/soft) on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a three-miler latest.

10/1

0

3

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

The Shantou King

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Showed improved form to win a Listowel maiden last time over 2m but needs plenty more now stepped up hugely in trip; cheekpieces retained.

20/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €20.40
Straight Forecast €16.22
Trifecta €55.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Feronily

RP Ratings (IRE):

Feronily

TOPSPEED:

Feronily

POSTDATA:

Feronily

The Irish Sun:

Feronily