September 23 / 15.20 Listowel

15.20

Yielding To Soft

Kathleen Walsh Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Kathleen Walsh Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

18/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.80
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 002P-0

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Second in a Clonmel maiden in soft but well below that level twice since and pulled up here yesterday
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

10

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Millstream Lady

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

prominent, dropped to midfield halfway, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, went third last, ridden and ran on well to lead final 110yds, won going away

9/2

2nd

9

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

Millstream Lady

10st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Listowel winner and was awarded a handicap hurdle here in October by the stewards; 13lb higher but well below her best upped in trip at Punchestown last month; drop back to this trip sure to be more suitable and should do a lot better here.

10/1

0

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Millstream Lady

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

First two handicap runs were dismal after Clonmel maiden second in March; prominent throughout when an emphatic winner of 2m4f Listowel contest; needed the intervention of the stewards when promoted ahead of the Listowel runner-up Rockbrook at Limerick; still appeals as a progressive mare.

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £8.40

Form: 60/00-

Last run: 250 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way on handicap debut in January and best watched unless market strength.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Rockbrook

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Nine-race maiden; demoted at Limerick earlier in the season and promoted winner boosted that form but this seven-year-old hasn't built on the run and others appeal more at present.

12/1

8th

14

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Rockbrook

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

14/1

9th

31

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Rockbrook

10st 9lb

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders

16/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 2870-5

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Maiden after 9 hurdle runs but placed twice last year; below form at Ballinrobe in May and back after another absence today.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Run Like Fada

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Maiden after 9 hurdle runs but placed twice last year; below form at Ballinrobe in May and back after another absence today.

16/1

5th

8

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Run Like Fada

11st 8lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Comeback run last year in this race when good third (Peace Party second) off 95 and followed up with good second at Kilbeggan; disappointed subsequently and was let off in August; first run since but clearly goes well fresh and not one to rule out.

8/1

Form: 6-4034

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at Thurles last winter and loads of decent runs since; was outclassed but still a poor run over C&D 6 days ago; chance if rebounding.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

11

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Light Parade

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: W J Burke

towards rear, fell 4th

10/1

4th

12

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Light Parade

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

midfield

13/2

Form: 7-4169

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won her second hurdle race when easily scoring at Kilbeggan in July; held off higher marks since and needs to do a bit more.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Kellies Dream

11st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

in touch with leaders on inner

7/1

4th

1

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Kellies Dream

12st 0lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Winner of handicaps at Wexford and Kilbeggan; ran respectably on return/chasing debut at Cork earlier this month; has to find a bit more off this mark but likely to be involved.

9/1

6th

10

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Kellies Dream

11st 5lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

2-13 over hurdles but would need to take her form to a new level on chase debut; wears first-time tongue-tie; off 105 days.

16/1

Form: 91240-

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at Down Royal last December and a good run back there a month later; poor at Naas in March but a chance if back to her best.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

3

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Seamus Fahey

C&D winner in 2022 returned to her best to win easily at Clonmel last time; is 8lb higher now but still has to be greatly respected.

5/2

1st

11

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Seamus Fahey

towards rear early, midfield before 4th, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out

14/1

4th

9

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Seamus Fahey

Winner over 2m last year but stays this trip too; solid Sligo run last time over 2m2f (beaten 5l) and has a squeak.

10/1

Form: 05-757

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Dual point winner seems high enough in the handicap for what he has achieved and needs more after beaten 16l at Galway last time.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Kitsilano

11st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield, headway and prominent 8th, not fluent 4 out

8/1

10th

16

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Kitsilano

10st 10lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John Joseph Murphy

2-4 in Irish points; yet to make the breakthrough under rules (nine attempts) and that includes two runs over fences; beaten about 15l in handicaps in his two runs back over hurdles in September, nevertheless his closest finishes in this sphere; others have more pressing claims.

40/1

Form: 66011- D

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Indie Belle

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.

9/1

1st

11

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Indie Belle

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

in touch with leaders, midfield when stumbled and nearly lost jockey after 7th

12/1

1st

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Indie Belle

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Widger

Tramore beginners' chase winner in December has been kept to hurdles since, running well on a couple of occasions, 3m looking too far last time; scope for improvement in first handicap chase with trip/ground to suit and capable claimer booked.

10/1

Form: 530-00

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Navan maiden hurdle winner in 2021 has been soundly beaten in two handicap starts this summer and needs to leave those runs behind.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Nazine

11st 1lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

Poor over hurdles lately and will have to improve on his earlier chase form to have a say.

14/1

6th

14

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Nazine

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

No wins since his maiden hurdle success here nearly three years ago; tailed off at Limerick last time and best watched.

33/1

13th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Nazine

11st 10lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield

12/1

Form: 346369

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner has shown some promise over hurdles but needs to improve plenty on recent efforts.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 6lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: John Joseph Hanlon

took keen hold, towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

16/1

7th

10

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Two wins over longer distances; not a bad display over 1m last time, but 7f may be inadequate.

14/1

7th

7

(2)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 4lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won over this trip at two but not since; not a bad run in a 1m2f handicap here two weeks ago but could be up against it back in trip.

14/1

Form: 06-000

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won a Thurles maiden hurdle last winter but has shown very little since and cheekpieces need to spark a revival.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

11

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Navy Waves

10st 12lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Maiden hurdle winner here last season but really struggled since and tailed off here over 2m6f last week; drop in trip needs to spark revival.

16/1

9th

8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Navy Waves

11st 7lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Won maiden hurdle last season here but really struggling in handicaps since last summer and others preferred.

20/1

Form: 6P/78F

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won a Cork handicap two years ago; returned after a long absence this summer and has to improve on the form of her two completed starts.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

13

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Miss Arccol

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Cork handicap two years ago; returned after a long absence this summer and has to improve on the form of her two completed starts.

20/1

0

9

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:05 Bellewstown

Miss Arccol

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield before 2nd, some headway when fell 6th

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -04583 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner over this trip last year hasn't been beaten far in handicaps the last thrice over shorter; should appreciate going back up to this trip and one to consider.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

1

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Gekkota

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: T J O’Mara

Maiden hurdle winner over this trip last year hasn't been beaten far in handicaps the last thrice over shorter; should appreciate going back up to this trip and one to consider.

11/4

3rd

5

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:55 Galway

Gekkota

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: T J O’Mara

Maiden winner over 2m4f early last season; hard to make a case on this season's form.

20/1

8th

9

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

Gekkota

11st 8lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: T J O’Mara

towards rear, headway into midfield before 3 out, no impression approaching last

14/1

Form: 08-479

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Was a promising 4th in a Punchestown maiden in June but has been way below that in two handicaps since and has to bounce back.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

9

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Smallcraftwarning

11st 0lb

J: Miss T Quail

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

prominent, not fluent 1st, soon briefly disputed lead, led narrowly before 2 out, went clear approaching last, ridden out

33/1

11th

4

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Smallcraftwarning

11st 11lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

Decent fourth in Punchestown maiden in June but very poor form in handicaps since; tongue-tie added.

33/1

Non-runners

Everystep Oftheway, Inchidaly Robin, Action Station, Roman Parish, Sunwalk

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Payout
Exacta €344.20
Straight Forecast €332.43
Tricast €3692.72

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gekkota

The Irish Sun:

Kellie's Dream

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Indie Belle

POSTDATA:

Gekkota