September 23 / 15.55 Listowel

15.55

Yielding To Soft

Kathleen Walsh Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

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

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 937-2

Last run: 120 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
One good maiden run last year when third to Grade 1 winner Irish Point at Cork; a similar effort on h'cap debut at Limerick in May; goes well fresh and considered for a top combination.
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15

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Atimetodream

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

never better than midfield, weakened and pulled up before 8th

7/1

11th

2

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 106y

15:15 Thurles

Atimetodream

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Nicely bred and easy winner over this trip at Listowel on second handicap start; now 11lb higher and up in grade but open to plenty of improvement.

6/1

1st

1

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Atimetodream

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

travelled strongly, prominent, led before last (usual 2 out), went clear run-in, easily

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: U-7735 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner has been running ok recently, though a bit below par last time; needs more up in trip.
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3rd

5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Dontdooddson

11st 9lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

More highly-rated chaser but fair placed form over hurdles last year; pulled up on heavy ground at Punchestown last time and has had a break since.

12/1

0

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Dontdooddson

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

More highly-rated chaser but has fair placed form over hurdles this year; has made the first five on his last six starts; good run last time when third over 2m at Cork; getting on in years but could pick up more place-money here.

13/2

3rd

8

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Dontdooddson

10st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Darren Collins

towards rear of midfield, in touch with leaders after 3rd, went second after 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, headed after 2 out, left in third last, kept on

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 950F53

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Maiden was a running on 3rd over 2m here five days ago, his best effort since joining this yard; can go close if this doesn't come too soon and staying this trip.
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4th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:50 Stratford

Macs Xpress

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Irish raider; yet to win in 16 attempts over hurdles although was a creditable second in a Galway maiden in October (2m, soft); not at his best last time.

13/2

8th

10

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Macs Xpress

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Maiden has been placed a number of times and ran a solid race in a competitive Cheltenham handicap in November; didn't jump well on chasing debut since but has a chance back hurdling.

7/1

6th

7

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 191y

14:57 Clonmel

Macs Xpress

10st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Experienced maiden hurdler with some solid runs in handicaps this term and good second in Galway maiden; not discredited at Cheltenham latest (hung left) and now goes chasing.

10/1

Form: 07-854

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Maiden whose best run came when just denied in this race last year off 1lb lower; looks ready for another big effort after a solid 4th at Wexford last time should go well again.
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4th

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Jakie Mac

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Damian Murphy

held up in rear, raced wide home turn, headway last, soon went fourth, never dangerous

5/1

4th

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Jakie Mac

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Ran well back up in trip when last seen in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Limerick in May; could go well.

14/1

5th

2

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Jakie Mac

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Easily best run when second in 2m4f Listowel handicap last September, two recent efforts were over an inadequate 2m; big jump in trip here and could step up on recent form.

10/1

Form: 5-9335 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Well beaten over hurdles and fences on last number of starts so not obvious today, though yard had a winner here two days ago; tongue-tie and cheekpieces might help.
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5th

8

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Umndeni

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

jumped left on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, led and pushed along briefly, soon clear, reduced lead when not fluent 8th, headed after 2 out, lost second and weakened home turn

14/1

5th

10

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Umndeni

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Three-time hurdle winner when trained in UK where he has finished a modest 3rd on three of his four chase starts; needs a return to form.

12/1

5th

4

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Umndeni

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Michael Collins

pressed leader, weakened before last (usual 2 out)

25/1

Form: -87764

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Maiden but consistent enough in defeat; best recent run was last time at Ballinrobe; ground versatile so can be involved if repeating that.
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4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Knocknagappagh

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Peter Fahey

Irish raider; 0-23 overall but has taken pretty well to fences this season and stuck to her task when second of ten at Punchestown (2m3f, soft) last month; Brian Hughes takes the ride here; no surprise if she features.

4/1

Form: 550-86

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Has been beaten a long way the last twice and isn't easy to fancy even though she hails from a respected local yard .
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7th

13

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Jewelinthesky

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), hampered last (usual 2 out)

33/1

6th

9

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:10 Sligo

Jewelinthesky

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Last month's Kilbeggan run was her first after a break and handicap debut; safely held by fifth-placed Game And Glory.

20/1

8th

12

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Jewelinthesky

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 56-557

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner last year has been mostly over fences this year; poor hurdle run last time; blinkers need to have a positive effect.
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13th

7

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Diamondinthemud

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Maiden hurdle winner last year has been below form in handicaps the last twice (beaten when unseated at Listowel) and needs his best.

20/1

0

2

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Diamondinthemud

12st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

prominent, led after 3rd, headed after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakening when badly hampered by faller and unseated last (usual 2 out)

18/1

7th

7

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:10 Sligo

Diamondinthemud

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Last four runs have been over fences; best hurdles form last season was at Downpatrick, soundly beaten over fences at that venue last time.

14/1

Form: 47-880 BF

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Maiden was an eyecatcher on debut for this yard at Downpatrick in April but has been regressive since; needs his best after a break.
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0

6

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Aide De Camp

11st 9lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

midfield, dropped to rear 3rd, raced in last after 5th, no chance when brought down last (usual 2 out)

22/1

11th

11

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Aide De Camp

11st 4lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

Had some okay runs in defeat for Denis Hogan and fair fourth at Downpatrick on yard bow in April; not as good since including when attracting market support at Wexford on Wednesday.

20/1

8th

5

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Aide De Camp

11st 11lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

Bits and pieces of form, invariably staying on from off the pace under claiming rider; again left with too much to do at Tipperary on latest; may yet do better, especially if ridden in closer touch.

16/1

Form: 433223 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Consistent in defeat all summer while climbing the h'cap, including 3l behind Vintage Gold at Killarney last time; 7lb better off today; only win came on soft; go well.
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8th

8

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

17:00 Gowran Park

Hard Target

11st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: David Harry Kelly

Bang there all season and obvious contender again.

8/1

0

10

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Hard Target

11st 7lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David Harry Kelly

held up in rear, brought down after 5th

10/1

3rd

1

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Hard Target

12st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David Harry Kelly

Model of consistency in this grade of late, including C&D second to an improver last month and most recently second to another improver in Mr Social (runs in Division 1) at Tramore; nudged up another 1lb but sure to run his race again and deserves a change of luck.

7/2

Form: 00-881 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark over this trip at Killarney last month on second handicap start; ground was yld/sft then so should be fine today; 7lb higher but on the shortlist.
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12th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Vintage Gold

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

Won over 2m4f at Killarney last summer and was running well when falling late at Listowel; pulled up however on return from a short break in heavy ground at Limerick in November so ground concerns remain.

14/1

0

8

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Vintage Gold

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: John Joseph Murphy

Won over 2m4f at Killarney and was running well when falling late at Listowel; handled soft ground on the Flat but this will be new for him; chance if coping with it.

10/1

Form: 60-9P

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Broke blood vessels on handicap hurdle debut last time; has to rebound but yard in form, so not dismissed.
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0

12

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Gonetomillgrove

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, slightly hampered 5th, struggling 7th, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), pulled up last (usual 2 out)

16/1

Form: 7791

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Improved to win a Cork handicap last time at 40-1, held up in rear; is up 6lb higher and softer ground to deal with but has to be considered.
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8th

10

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Blenheim Belle

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Went in at big odds in 2m3f Cork mares handicap last summer on better ground but has been running equally well on soft of late, most recently staying-on third behind an improver over C&D in November; one to consider.

8/1

Form: 23PP-3

Last run: 130 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; showed some ability for Nicky Richards in UK; one to consider for new yard if getting a run.
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0

18

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Maughold Head

11st 1lb

T: E McNamara

midfield, stumbled badly and fell after 5th

3rd

2

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle

Maughold Head

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Placed in novice events last autumn but has been pulled up in both handicap attempts (at 2m4f, the latest after wind surgery); ought to be capable of much better and perhaps cheekpieces can help but comes with risks.

5/1

8

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Maughold Head

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Unexposed; pulled up on handicap debut last time (December) having dropped out after pulling too hard on first run at 2m4f; has since had wind surgery; needs to settle better but worth considering.

7/2

Non-runners

Mont Saint Vincent, Mastermacblack, Castlehill Boy, Ballagh Star, Millies Dream

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Payout
Exacta €63.60
Straight Forecast €70.45
Tricast €340.01
Trifecta €618.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Atimetodream

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mac's Xpress

TOPSPEED:

Maughold Head

The Irish Sun:

Hard Target

POSTDATA:

Knocknagappagh