September 23 / 13.35 Listowel

13.35

Yielding To Soft

John Lynch Memorial Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7048.67
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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John Lynch Memorial Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
An interesting recruit to hurdling given his Flat mark of 91; both wins were over 1m2f (stays 1m4f) so should have the stamina for jumping and his latest effort at Gowran was a good one (runner-up); conditions fine.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Smooth Tom

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Very useful on the flat whose recent Irish Lincoln second reads well; had won both initial starts over hurdles earlier this season before well held in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown over Christmas; unexposed entering handicap ranks here so has to be respected.

14/1

11th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Smooth Tom

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Very useful on the flat whose recent Irish Lincoln second reads well; had won both initial starts over hurdles earlier this season before well held in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown over Christmas; unexposed entering handicap ranks here so has to be respected.

14/1

2nd

6

(12)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Smooth Tom

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

dwelt start

16/1

Evs

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-12 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat-bred 4yo; Kilbeggan bumper winner who ran really well from the front on his switch to hurdling at Killarney (yielding to soft) when only mastered late on by The Wallpark who went in again here earlier this week; looks a good jumper.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Ninth Loch

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Flat-bred 4yo; Kilbeggan bumper winner who ran really well from the front on his switch to hurdling at Killarney (yielding to soft) when only mastered late on by The Wallpark who went in again here earlier this week; looks a good jumper.

Evs

2nd

7

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

13:55 Killarney

Ninth Loch

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second and pressed leader, led after 2nd

3/1

10th

3

(9)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 43y

17:40 Galway

Ninth Loch

11st 12lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, faced challenge 3f out, headed on turn over 1f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
1m2f winner for James Fanshawe and signed off for that yard with a close second at Epsom (1m2f handicap on good to soft); quiet Flat debut for this yard last month but entitled to make a hurdler.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 170y

13:22 Punchestown

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

raced in third, headway 3 out, weakened after 2 out, lost third last

100/30

1st

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

16:45 Ballinrobe

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

prominent, soon went third, pushed along after 2 out, 3 lengths down last, ridden and ran on well to lead towards finish, comfortably

7/1

66/1

Form: O7-

Last run: 250 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Quite limited on the Flat but his seventh of 21 in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in January (2m, heavy) wasn't devoid of promise; others still preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

11

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Showman

11st 2lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

midfield

18/1

12th

9

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Showman

11st 3lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Looks more potent now over hurdles than on Flat, winning a maiden at Roscommon in September and beaten a head on handicap hurdle debut at Cork (again 2m on soft) 12 days ago; both were under claimer Eamonn Fitzgerald; better still looks on its way and he is one to note.

15/2

2nd

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Cork

Showman

11st 5lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Modest Flat maiden but showed improved form to win a Roscommon maiden hurdle last time on 4th start in this sphere; entitled to be still improving and a player.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Both Flat wins came at Killarney, over 1m on good and 1m3f on soft; this season hasn't gone as well and now goes hurdling for a new yard with questions to answer.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

13

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Mollys Gamble

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: G Ahern

Dual winner at lower level in 2022 for Denise Foster; not in great form Flat or hurdles last year and beaten long way on last month's stable debut at Leopardstown.

20/1

4th

13

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Mollys Gamble

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: G Ahern

Dual winner at lower level in 2022 for Denise Foster; not in great form Flat or hurdles last year and beaten long way on last month's stable debut at Leopardstown.

20/1

Form: 04-3

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Considering the level he reached on the Flat (peak RPR of 106) it's been an underwhelming start over hurdles and he faded rather disappointingly when beaten 21l into third at Wexford 22 days ago; but if he repeats his fourth of six in a Grade 3 last season he'd surely win this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(10)

29th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Good Heavens

10st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has not taken to hurdling well but has useful Flat form and could not be ruled out with Rachael Blackmore in the McManus colours; has won twice over 1m, and placed in three of his five races at this venue; beaten only a neck in a 25-runner 1m handicap here two seasons ago.

6/1

6th

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Considering the level he reached on the Flat (peak RPR of 106) it's been an underwhelming start over hurdles and he faded rather disappointingly when beaten 21l into third at Wexford 22 days ago; but if he repeats his fourth of six in a Grade 3 last season he'd surely win this.

9/4

3rd

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A 98-rated Flat horse, narrowly beaten by a stable companion in last year's Irish Cambridgeshire his best effort; ran okay in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Naas on his second start over hurdles; not seen since beaten a long way in the Irish Lincoln in March; not easy to assess what is expected here but certainly has the ability to be a significant factor.

100/30

Form: 5

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to win any of his 10 Flat runs for Johnny Murtagh and his fifth in a maiden hurdle at Cork was remote.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Dudleys Bar

11st 4lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Paula Smith

midfield

16/1

7th

4

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Dudleys Bar

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

Failed to win any of his 10 Flat runs for Johnny Murtagh and his fifth in a maiden hurdle at Cork was remote.

14/1

5th

6

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

16:40 Cork

Dudleys Bar

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

in touch with leaders

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in his only point run earlier this year; joined a good yard but can only be watched.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

10

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 70y

13:33 Tipperary

Tippin And Tappin

11st 12lb

J: Mr D M Russell

T: E Bolger

Maiden under all codes has a lot to find on form and will be of more interest in handicaps.

100/1

6th

6

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:20 Clonmel

Tippin And Tappin

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: E Bolger

Modest form over hurdles and in points and no better on Sunday's chase debut at Kilbeggan.

50/1

8th

7

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:00 Kilbeggan

Tippin And Tappin

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

50/1

Form: 97-9

Last run: 140 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 30l+ in two maiden hurdles and a bumper; outclassed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 194y

16:15 Sligo

Boxcar Molly

10st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Maiden's best effort was when fifth of 19 in headgear over 2m at Tipperary in April; well held since; back up in trip.

16/1

6th

13

10th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 142y

18:18 Roscommon

Boxcar Molly

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Fair fifth at Tipperary in April; not quite as good at Listowel a week ago; needs to find more.

10/1

Form: 5B7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won two staying handicaps in the UK earlier this year; not shown much for current yard and was well behind Good Heavens in his latest race.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

10

15th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 185y

17:30 Downpatrick

Scottish Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Eoin Doyle

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, headway and joined leaders 2 out, led narrowly and ridden after last, stayed on towards finish

16/1

12

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

14:15 Downpatrick

Scottish Dancer

11st 11lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Eoin Doyle

Dual Flat winner in Britain but shown very little over jumps for this yard so far; blinkers now tried.

33/1

Form: 00

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in maidens at Cork and Tramore, sent off 100-1 on both occasions.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

6

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Imperial Delta

11st 7lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Desmond Kenneally

Tailed off in maidens at Cork and Tramore, sent off 100-1 on both occasions.

100/1

11th

8

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:19 Tramore

Imperial Delta

10st 13lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Desmond Kenneally

Cut little ice on debut at Cork; needs to have made giant strides; best observed.

100/1

100/1

Form: 6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Never competitive when last of the six runners in a Killarney bumper won by the exciting Aurora Vega.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

7

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Juke Box

11st 7lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Never competitive when last of the six runners in a Killarney bumper won by the exciting Aurora Vega.

100/1

6th

4

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:55 Killarney

Juke Box

11st 4lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

towards rear throughout, detached over 2f out

33/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 132 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Didn't jump well and was always behind in a Killarney maiden hurdle in May (125-1).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

11

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Limerick

Askwell

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Maiden form not much to write home about; needs to come out swinging; not high on the pecking order.

50/1

15th

6

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Huge prices and shown nothing in maidens, too keen at Limerick last time; hard to fancy on handicap debut.

16/1

8th

1

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

100/1

Form: 090

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat-bred 4yo who has yet to make much of an impression, in a bumper and two maiden hurdles.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

12

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Black Vega

10st 8lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: John F Gleeson

Flat-bred 4yo who has yet to make much of an impression; tongue tie fitted for handicap debut.

20/1

14th

3

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Black Vega

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: John F Gleeson

Flat-bred 4yo who has yet to make much of an impression, in a bumper and two maiden hurdles.

100/1

13th

5

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:19 Tramore

Black Vega

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: John F Gleeson

Impressive flat pedigree but things have as yet not gone to plan for him, and improvement on recent effort at Limerick a must; looks a long term project.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Didn't look a natural jumper when tailed off in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17

4th Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

18:50 Tipperary

Eabha Rose

10st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Thomas P O’Connor

disputed lead early, prominent after 5th, weakened quickly 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

100/1

14th

14

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

13:25 Thurles

Eabha Rose

11st 5lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas P O’Connor

never going well, in rear throughout, tailed off

100/1

6th

8

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

15:35 Punchestown

Eabha Rose

11st 7lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Tailed off in maiden hurdle outings at Ballinrobe and Listowel, can be ruled out.

200/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam from the family of War Of Attrition; finished well beaten in a Leopardstown bumper in March but interesting that he was so short in the market at 3-1.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

8

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

14:00 Cartmel

Balally Park

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Well bred but had just six races for Tom Cooper in Ireland and failed to make a serious impact; wore cheekpieces on latest start (March) and now has a hood for today's handicap/stable debut.

14/1

7th

1

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 140y

16:40 Thurles

Balally Park

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Was running a decent race when unseating at Listowel and best effort so far when fourth at Wexford (2m4f, heavy); below that level at Limerick over Christmas and cheekpieces now reached for.

7/2

5th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Balally Park

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Was running a decent race when unseating at Listowel and best effort so far when fourth at Wexford (2m4f, heavy, runner-up runs in previous contest); jumping was still untidy there.

5/1

Non-runners

Streetscape, Phoebe's Charm, Shesabreeze

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €8.00
Straight Forecast €6.19
Trifecta €137.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ninth Loch

The Irish Sun:

Smooth Tom

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Good Heavens

POSTDATA:

Ninth Loch