September 20 / 14.10 Listowel

14.10

Good

McSweeney Brothers Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 17 runners
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McSweeney Brothers Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.90
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 044527

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has finished in the frame a few times in bumpers, including when second at Kilbeggan last month; best of three hurdle efforts came at that track last time; tongue-tie and cheekpieces together.
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4th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

The Shantou King

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September but well held since; back from a break with headgear worn in recent starts left off here.

16/1

4th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

The Shantou King

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September but well held since; back from a break with headgear worn in recent starts left off here.

16/1

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

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4/25

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown some ability in all codes but lacks consistency; was a solid second in a Roscommon maiden hurdle when the subject of a riding enquiry; was below that level at the same track last time but has a chance if showing his best.
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1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Ballycallan King

11st 6lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

prominent, led going best and went clear before 2 out, ridden out

6/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Ballycallan King

11st 6lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

prominent, led going best and went clear before 2 out, ridden out

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -00674

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed little in bumpers and on hurdling debut but ran way above that level when 4th in a Bellewstown conditions hurdle last time; has a chance if repeating that effort.
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9th

15

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

13:25 Thurles

Missus Beeton

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, hit 3 out, weakened before 2 out

13/2

Form: 2/5-10 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a Tramore bumper in June and not a bad Flat effort at Galway after; very disappointing favourite in a Sligo maiden hurdle last time; however, has a chance if bouncing back from that reversal.
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4th

18

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Vadsa Queen

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won a Tramore bumper in June and not a bad Flat effort at Galway after; very disappointing favourite in a Sligo maiden hurdle last time; however, has a chance if bouncing back from that reversal.

7/4

10th

5

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 93y

17:10 Sligo

Vadsa Queen

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner at Tramore in June, readily accounting for modest opposition on her first start after a year off; found 1m4f too sharp in a Flat maiden at Galway; almost sure to be one of the leading players.

11/10

Form: 0/9-60

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First reserve; lightly-raced and showed some ability in bumpers but was beaten 52l on hurdling debut at Galway and not easy to fancy on that form.
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2nd

11

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Forever Frankie

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

briefly led, pressed winner from 1st, prominent from 4th, went second again after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

16/1

2nd

11

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Forever Frankie

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

briefly led, pressed winner from 1st, prominent from 4th, went second again after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

16/1

12th

11

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Forever Frankie

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Placed in a bumper on debut a few seasons ago but has never managed to replicate that form; beaten 10l on handicap debut latest.

33/1

Form: 9F-456

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Point' winner ran well in a Limerick handicap and Killarney maiden over the summer; poor at Tramore last time and questions coming back in trip.
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1st

13

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Cloudy Fountain

10st 1lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: W J Burke

Point-to-point winner; 0-10 hurdling, fair fourth at Limerick last May over 2m3f; best effort since then at Punchestown last month on first run since October; beaten around 7l in fifth behind the progressive Aodhan May; could feature now.

14/1

5th

10

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Cloudy Fountain

10st 4lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: W J Burke

held up in last, headway before 3 out, in touch with leaders when raced wide home turn, kept on towards finish

25/1

9th

9

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:56 Limerick

Cloudy Fountain

11st 5lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: W J Burke

Point-to-point winner is 0-8 hurdling, fair fourth here in May over 2m3f but hasn't really progressed since in maidens; hooded now and not one to dismiss back in handicap although needs to jump better.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; dam point winner/placed 2m4f chase, sister to bumper and useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner King Of The Wolds and 2m1f hurdle winner Rubipresent; homebred is probably best watched for future reference.
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5th

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Tramore

Oogum Boogum

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: David Kenneth Budds

Some ability when seventh in a 17-runner 2m maiden at Listowel; made mistakes at Clonmel and finished tailed off.

100/1

13th

12

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 80y

12:30 Clonmel

Oogum Boogum

11st 4lb

J: Mr E T Mellerick

T: David Kenneth Budds

in rear throughout, mistake 5th, bad mistake and weakened 3 out

66/1

Form: 80-0

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed-off on maiden hurdle debut last time and best watched.
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8th

9

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Ladybela

11st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

Much better effort on second try over hurdles when mid-field, beaten 17l, at Listowel last month.

14/1

8th

15

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Ladybela

11st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

Tailed-off on maiden hurdle debut last time and best watched.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time sprint winner on the Flat looks best watched on hurdling debut with stamina a worry.
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9th

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Hell Left Loose

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Vincent Carroll

Four-time sprint winner on the Flat looks best watched on hurdling debut with stamina a worry.

66/1

9th

9

(2)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:15 Laytown

Hell Left Loose

9st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Vincent Carroll

Won four for Denis Hogan including this race in 2021; second on yard debut over 7f last year but unplaced since and behind a couple of these at Naas last month; return to the beach needs to spark a revival.

12/1

12th

21

(4)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:50 Naas

Hell Left Loose

9st 0lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Vincent Carroll

Didn't run badly twice last month but needs to find a little more; tongue-tie and blinkers tried.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark in points' on third start in that sphere; difficult to know what he achieved in winning that but likely has to improve for rules debut.
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8th

11

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

River Vale

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Michael Winters

Twice second in points before Dawstown maiden win in May; doubts for now based on tame effort at Listowel on hurdling debut.

12/1

10th

8

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

River Vale

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Michael Winters

Got off the mark in points' on third start in that sphere; difficult to know what he achieved in winning that but likely has to improve for rules debut.

11/1

Form: 9-

Last run: 145 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed some promise on bumper debut at Punchestown in April and is worth a market look on hurdling bow.
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8th

8

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 200y

13:25 Naas

Dorans Law

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Michael Hourigan

towards rear of midfield, some headway approaching last, never dangerous

20/1

5th

1

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

17:20 Sligo

Dorans Law

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Michael Hourigan

raced wide, midfield, prominent halfway

5/1

3rd

5

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

13:50 Punchestown

Dorans Law

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

midfield, headway from 2 out, kept on and went modest third towards finish

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 900-

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way in three maiden hurdles and can't be fancied.
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0

5

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Enoughofthat

12st 0lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Weak hurdles form; makes little appeal based on a recent last of three finishers behind wide-margin winner Sampoet in a maiden point at Dromahane.

33/1

0

5

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Enoughofthat

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

midfield, prominent halfway

50/1

17th

11

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Enoughofthat

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Best of four maiden hurdle runs came at Listowel last time when beaten 28l; should be more competitive now in handicaps; market may help.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed ability when placed in two points'; never got involved on hurdling debut at Roscommon and will need to improve plenty from that.
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5th

8

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Squire Ohara

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Finished third in both points starts; just a glimpse of ability in six starts between hurdles and fences; tongue-tie on for handicap debut after a break; worth a market check.

14/1

5th

8

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Squire Ohara

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Finished third in both points starts; just a glimpse of ability in six starts between hurdles and fences; tongue-tie on for handicap debut after a break; worth a market check.

14/1

Form: 7-

Last run: 267 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed-off in a bumper for former yard last winter; needs enormous improvement.
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16th

16

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Jimmy De Giant

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Widger

Has shown a little ability in three maiden hurdles but a lot more needed here.

50/1

12th

6

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Jimmy De Giant

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

towards rear

33/1

6th

4

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Jimmy De Giant

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Robert Widger

always behind

50/1

Form: 6-00

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held in a bumper and two maiden hurdles so is best watched for the time being.
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8th

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Shotgun Jack

12st 4lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

led, faced challenge after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

16/1

8th

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Shotgun Jack

12st 4lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

led, faced challenge after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

16/1

6th

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Shotgun Jack

10st 10lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Too keen last time out on handicap debut but had won in good style on both his previous starts on similar ground to what he will get here; type to bounce back and freshened up with 84-day break.

6/1

100/1

Form: 800

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed-off in a maiden hurdle last time and best watched.
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16th

17

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Mountain Fame

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Damian Murphy

Tailed-off in a maiden hurdle last time and best watched.

100/1

11th

7

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

17:55 Wexford

Mountain Fame

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Soundly beaten in two bumpers and will need to find plenty of improvement.

66/1

10th

11

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

20:05 Limerick

Mountain Fame

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Sexton

T: Damian Murphy

Tailed off at odds of 100-1 at Punchestown in June; best watched for now.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ninth foal; half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Bouncing Betty; dam 1m winner, half-sister to Italian 1m2f Group 1 winner Artan; best watched for future reference.
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14th

8

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Limerick

Must Meet At Mals

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Saddle slipped after a bad mistake at the fourth at Listowel; looks like the second-string for the trainer of 112-rated Simpletwistoffaith.

50/1

0

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Must Meet At Mals

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Ninth foal; half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Bouncing Betty; dam 1m winner, half-sister to Italian 1m2f Group 1 winner Artan; best watched for future reference.

66/1

Non-runners

Fast Medicine, Sunwalk, Willie The Coo, Wisteria Bloom

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Payout
Exacta €73.80
Straight Forecast €62.97
Trifecta €272.80

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Missus Beeton

SPOTLIGHT:

Vadsa Queen

The Irish Sun:

River Vale

POSTDATA:

Missus Beeton