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.
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5th

7

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Smooth Tom

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

1st

3

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Naas

Smooth Tom

11st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

90-rated Flat handicapper, suited by 1m2f and acts on good and soft; beat a Willie Mullins-trained bumper winner on hurdling debut at the Listowel festival; unplaced favourite in a 1m4f premier handicap at Leopardstown three weeks ago.

8/1

10th

7

(11)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Smooth Tom

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Beat a decent horse when successful on hurdling debut a month ago, that on the back of a good run over 1m4f at Gowran; 2lb lower here and he's a C&D winner on testing ground; chance.

12/1

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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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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7th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: William Durkan

Flat winner over 1m2f on good ground for James Fanshawe in 2022; solid effort in third behind the useful Smooth Tom on hurdling debut at Listowel; dropped away from two out at Cork.

12/1

8th

13

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Cork

Wandering Rocks

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: William Durkan

Was a Flat winner over 1m2f on good ground for James Fanshawe in 2022; a solid effort on hurdling debut at Listowel and should have improved nicely from that, so looks a big player.

3/1

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.
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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.
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0

5

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

14:25 Thurles

Mollys Gamble

11st 7lb

J: Seamus Cronin

T: Paul O’Flynn

76-rated dual Flat winner at Killarney; has shown a fair standard of form in her two races over hurdles but needs to raise her game in order win a maiden of this standard.

16/1

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.
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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

26th

7

(11)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Good Heavens

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Two wins and four seconds form ten Flat outings; now 2lb higher than when second in 2022 Irish Cambridgeshire; no doubts about fitness following a recent outing over hurdles.

10/1

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.
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No / Draw
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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.
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11th

9

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Tippin And Tappin

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in a point and hasn't shown enough in trio of maiden hurdle starts; might be more of a long term project.

50/1

9th

12

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Tippin And Tappin

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: E Bolger

Similar efforts in two maiden hurdles and will have to find significant improvement.

28/1

5th

14

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Tippin And Tappin

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

prominent, outpaced before 2 out

16/1

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.
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0

10

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Boxcar Molly

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Modest form so far including handicaps on last three starts; needs improvement for the step back up in trip.

40/1

11th

10

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Limerick

Boxcar Molly

11st 6lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Well beaten in two handicaps lately and has to find plenty of improvement.

22/1

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.
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0

2

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Scottish Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Won two staying handicaps on the Flat in Britain in the spring, both on quick ground; ordinary form in maiden hurdles since joining this stable; soft probably not ideal.

16/1

10th

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Scottish Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

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.

66/1

7th

4

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

Scottish Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Eoin Doyle

Won a pair of staying Flat handicaps for Keith Dalgleish early in the summer; no show in a Tramore maiden hurdle and brought down early at Killarney; up against it here.

40/1

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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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.
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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

15th

15

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Eabha Rose

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Didn't look a natural jumper when tailed off in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle.

100/1

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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

4th

2

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:50 Wexford

Balally Park

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway after 3 out, left in modest fourth when hampered by faller last, kept on

50/1

10th

1

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Cork

Balally Park

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Well held on bumper debut but a better effort in a Listowel maiden hurdle after a break, just weakening when falling at the last; still needs plenty more.

28/1

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