September 23 / 17.05 Listowel

17.05

Yielding To Soft

John & Terry Moriarty Memorial (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 8 runners
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John & Terry Moriarty Memorial (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 94-940

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
No closer than 14l in his five runs over fences, including a handicap; didn't exactly turn a corner back over hurdles two months ago at Killarney and has a bit to prove right now.
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3rd

7

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Harveys Quay

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E J O’Grady

Found the step up to 3m to his liking when a gritty winner of a handicap chase at Listowel; needs to rebound from a disappointing run in a Down Royal contest in which Archies Charm finished fourth.

8/1

9th

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Harveys Quay

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E J O’Grady

Found the step up to this trip very much to his liking when a game winner of a handicap chase at Listowel; up 7lb for that but has a good 5lb claimer on his back here and should go close.

5/1

1st

6

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Harveys Quay

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: E J O’Grady

No closer than 14l in his five runs over fences, including a handicap; didn't exactly turn a corner back over hurdles two months ago at Killarney and has a bit to prove right now.

13/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4222-3

Last run: 145 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Now 0-12 over fences but 3m2f appeared to stretch him last time at Down Royal (May) and he had been knocking on the door from 2m5f to 3m; appears to have little in hand off this mark but hard to rule out.
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6th

9

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Galon De Vauzelle

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear

10/1

5th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Galon De Vauzelle

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Swapped usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers and got off the mark over fences at 17th attempt, at Leopardstown (2m5f, soft) last month; 2lb out of the weights here but today's trip-and-ground combination will also suit; a possible.

7/1

1st

11

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Galon De Vauzelle

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Third behind Seddon in this last year, 2l behind runner-up Archies Charm; runner-up four times this year, going closest when losing out by a short had to Temptationtomilan at Navan in February; pulled up on last two starts, questions to answer in first-time blinkers.

16/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 09-064

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner who goes particularly well at Wexford; his record here isn't the best and he was well beaten in this 12 months ago.
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6th

13

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Avec Espoir

10st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Close behind Harvey's Quay at Listowel and followed up by winning a handicap chase at Killarney last month; up 6lb for that but respected and every chance that he could improve again.

7/1

1st

4

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Killarney

Avec Espoir

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

made virtually all, clear with one other throughout, joined briefly after 3rd, ridden from 2 out, faced challenge approaching last, ran on well run-in

9/1

3rd

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Avec Espoir

10st 12lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: V T O’Brien

Dual chase winner who goes particularly well at Wexford; his record here isn't the best and he was well beaten in this 12 months ago.

25/1

Form: -P8951 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Is 2lb out of the weights so therefore 10lb higher than for his win at Killarney (2m7f, soft) but that was pretty comfortable and he's been rated higher in the past; up in grade this time but by no means ruled out.
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0

8

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Killarney

Definiteadare

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Charles Coakley

Locally-trained gelding was C&D winner on soft in August; well behind Avec Espoir when beaten favourite at Listowel.

8/1

4th

12

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Definiteadare

10st 7lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: Charles Coakley

Is 2lb out of the weights so therefore 10lb higher than for his win at Killarney (2m7f, soft) but that was pretty comfortable and he's been rated higher in the past; up in grade this time but by no means ruled out.

11/2

1st

8

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:28 Killarney

Definiteadare

10st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Charles Coakley

Dual hurdles winner for Tom Cooper in 2021; not much since including over fences for new yard lately, a little better when fifth of 14 at Roscommon latest.

16/1

Form: -22407

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Infrequent winner but had been in good form until struggling the last twice, albeit it was a hot handicap at Market Rasen two starts ago; might just be a bit better over shorter distances than this.
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9th

10

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Broken Ice

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Modest strike rate is a concern (1-12 hurdles, 1-18 chasing); best form this year when second on goodish ground at Killarney in May and Kilbeggan in June; jumping let him down badly at Chepstow in October; ground probably not ideal, though managed 9l second on testing going on latest.

11/2

2nd

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Broken Ice

12st 2lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, dropped to last and detached 6th, headway 4 out, midfield after 3 out, ran on after 2 out, not fluent last, went modest second towards finish

7/2

Form: -274F6

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Quite consistent over hurdles but has yet to entirely convince as a chaser (0-7; no places) and probably best to turn elsewhere.
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9th

1

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Kingston Kid

12st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Sole win came in a 2m5f Tramore handicap almost two years ago; several decent hurdle runs this year but was below form over fences last time; blinkers replace cheekpieces; a squeak.

12/1

6th

10

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Kingston Kid

10st 12lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Quite consistent over hurdles but has yet to entirely convince as a chaser (0-7; no places) and probably best to turn elsewhere.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5P3P6- D

Last run: 155 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Capable off this mark over hurdles; hasn't looked so good over fences in three attempts to date and his lack of experience may count against him.
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1st

3

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Robinstown

11st 8lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

made all, didn't always jump with fluency, clear when mistake 7th, went further clear when mistake but going okay 2 out, pushed out, unchallenged

6/1

3rd

4

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:20 Musselburgh

Robinstown

10st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Cian Collins

0-5 in chases and he wasn't at his best last year over hurdles/fences; however, this Irish raider is well treated on his old hurdle form and is one to watch in the betting in first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

14/1

11

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:25 Cork

Robinstown

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Dual hurdle winner has run well once over fences but has to do much more; beaten a long way over hurdles on last start.

20/1

Form: 373-10 D

Last run: 128 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Tailed off and two falls in his first three runs over fences; back hurdling for his last six starts, winning at Cork (3m1f, yielding) in the penultimate one off just 1lb lower; clearly on a decent mark if he could click in this discipline.
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8th

11

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Holiday In Kerry

10st 9lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: E McNamara

Tailed off and two falls in his first three runs over fences; back hurdling for his last six starts, winning at Cork (3m1f, yielding) in the penultimate one off just 1lb lower; clearly on a decent mark if he could click in this discipline.

20/1

14th

9

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Holiday In Kerry

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Fences became problematic but resumed reliability hurdling and not winning out of turn at Cork (Kingston Kid second); 6lb rise grand, though he might not want summer ground.

6/1

1st

5

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:50 Cork

Holiday In Kerry

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders, pushed along and headway on outer before 3 out, went second before 3 out, led 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in

13/2

Non-runners

Centurion Steel, Goodnightngodbless, King Ferdinand, Lake Chad

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Payout
Exacta €31.00
Straight Forecast €35.62
Tricast €317.03
Trifecta €217.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Goodnightngodbless

The Irish Sun:

Galon De Vauzelle

TOPSPEED:

Broken Ice

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lake Chad

POSTDATA:

Goodnightngodbless