December 27 / 15.12 Limerick

15.12

Soft

Roche’s Feeds Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Roche’s Feeds Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.50
  • Place: £4.70

Form: 50317- D BF

Last run: 261 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Veteran of the field albeit only nine, and absent for 261-days which is a worry; nice enough looking mark here all the same on handicap debut, with a further 7lb claimed off his back, so worthy of some inspection; would not rule out.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

Johngus

11st 8lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Off the mark hurdling in 2m Limerick handicap at Christmas (heavy) and some good runs in defeat since; this trip probably his limit and ground possibly on the lively side here.

8/1

9th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

Johngus

11st 8lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Off the mark hurdling in 2m Limerick handicap at Christmas (heavy) and some good runs in defeat since; this trip probably his limit and ground possibly on the lively side here.

8/1

5th

5

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Johngus

11st 9lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

midfield, headway 7th, weakened approaching last

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 5666-6

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Showed enough to catch the eye at Cork on the back of a 138-day break, a run likely to have left him spot on for this; likes a cut and could well be approaching a mark off which he could do some damage.
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1st

6

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:45 Sligo

The Truant

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

pressed leader, joined leader going easily after 2 out, led home turn, went clear when ridden after last, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

4/1

2nd

3

(6)

18th May 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:15 Navan

The Truant

9st 13lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield, headway up the centre over 2f out, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

Form: 455-72

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Failed to settle on his recent course visit but improved vastly from reappearance run on that occasion to bag second behind Petit Dejuner (rec 10lb), and with some of the fizz likely to be out of the system by now, and more used to the tongue-tie, he looks to have as good a chance as any; taken seriously.
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6

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:20 Clonmel

New Barn Lane

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Twice placed over hurdles on heavy ground for Eoin McCarthy; might have needed last month's yard debut at Ballinrobe where beaten 12l; chase debut.

14/1

10th

10

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

New Barn Lane

11st 7lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Couple of good runs off this sort of mark at Limerick last season for previous yard on soft/heavy; first run for Conor O'Dwyer and may just need this.

16/1

10th

10

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

New Barn Lane

11st 7lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Couple of good runs off this sort of mark at Limerick last season for previous yard on soft/heavy; first run for Conor O'Dwyer and may just need this.

16/1

OUR TIP

33/1

  • Place: £15.00

Form: 8/5-50

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Modest operator in maiden hurdles; switch to handicaps likely to bring about better, but no doubting he has some questions to answer.
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10th

9

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:50 Tramore

Lorca

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Flat winner on soft ground is 0-5 hurdling, hasn't been seen since fair Limerick handicap fourth at Christmas; cheekpieces tried and may need this.

16/1

4th

2

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Lorca

12st 0lb

J: Mr Hugo Hunt

T: E J O’Grady

Modest operator in maiden hurdles; switch to handicaps likely to bring about better, but no doubting he has some questions to answer.

33/1

15th

11

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Lorca

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Brighton winner over 1m2f on soft for Andrew Balding in 2021; modest hurdles form so far.

25/1

Form: 6-P35F

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Under a drive but still in touch when falling three from home at Cork last month; gives the impression he has one of these in him and considered for E/W purproses.
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3rd

2

10th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 142y

19:18 Roscommon

Tipp For Mac

11st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas Cooper

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent

10/1

4th

14

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:10 Listowel

Tipp For Mac

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas Cooper

Winless from 15 starts; faded late over this trip at Down Royal in April; each-way chance.

14/1

12th

15

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Tipp For Mac

12st 0lb

J: Dan Blanchfield

T: Thomas Cooper

Not a bad run at Down Royal last time but looks up against it on these terms.

33/1

Form: 560

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in a Gowran maiden on his latest start; fair to say capable of better and has the potential to be a spanner in the works on handicap debut.
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12th

20

(17)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Chicago Storm

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Chris Timmons

Ran a solid race in defeat over 7f on heavy at Naas (second run in this headgear combination) and likely to give his running once more with David Egan an interesting booking; now 0-20 but produced a good run here on his penultimate start and he's on the shortlist.

10/1

12th

20

(17)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Chicago Storm

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Chris Timmons

Ran a solid race in defeat over 7f on heavy at Naas (second run in this headgear combination) and likely to give his running once more with David Egan an interesting booking; now 0-20 but produced a good run here on his penultimate start and he's on the shortlist.

10/1

3rd

1

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Naas

Chicago Storm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Chris Timmons

A 19-race maiden and put up a good effort when not quite getting home over 1m at the Curragh on Monday; likely to try and do it from the front here and could give it a bold show.

7/2

Form: 7-7293 BF

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Flashes of ability, more so in maidens, albeit a beaten favourite at Kelso latest, but a shrewd operator and no surprise if a bit more left in the locker.
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3rd

7

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:20 Clonmel

The Mass Path

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: C Byrnes

Looked like he might win a 5yo point when falling two out; has run well a couple of times over hurdles on good ground including when favourite at Limerick eight days ago; yard going well and he's one to note on chase debut.

11/4

3rd

11

30th May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 0y

19:17 Limerick

The Mass Path

11st 2lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, some headway on outer before 2 out, went third 2 out, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

7/1

7th

13

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Clonmel

The Mass Path

11st 3lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

never better than midfield, outpaced before 2 out, kept on towards finish, never on terms

12/1

Form: 099

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Not great in three starts so far and appears to have plenty to contend with here.
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9th

12

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:10 Listowel

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Won a handicap hurdle on more testing ground at Cork in March; well beaten twice since off this higher mark and others preferred now.

16/1

8th

15

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Won a modest Cork handicap (2m4f, soft to heavy) off 7lb lower in March but then well held at Limerick; stamina to prove over this far.

12/1

8th

15

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Won a modest Cork handicap (2m4f, soft to heavy) off 7lb lower in March but then well held at Limerick; stamina to prove over this far.

12/1

Form: 077

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Maiden form not a massive amount to write home about, only early days for her all the same and likely to be a bigger force now handicapping; nicely bred but she does have a bit to prove.
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8th

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

A Great Buzz

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Well-bred mare showed much more on second handicap start last time when 6l 3rd at Cork over 2m4f; can keep progressing and looks as if she will stay this trip, so a major player.

9/4

8th

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

A Great Buzz

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Well-bred mare showed much more on second handicap start last time when 6l 3rd at Cork over 2m4f; can keep progressing and looks as if she will stay this trip, so a major player.

9/4

3rd

20

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

A Great Buzz

10st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

Tailed off in four starts including handicap debut last time; hard to recommend on form but her dam stayed this trip and any market support would be significant.

12/1

Form: 00-851 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Quite a lot to like about the manner of this ones recent C&D win over New Barn Lane (gave 10lb); the latter has a nice swing at the weights in this one, but she looks progressive and can be expected to make a bold bid to go in again.
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10th

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Petit Dejeuner

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

midfield, weakened after 3 out

150/1

10th

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Petit Dejeuner

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

midfield, weakened after 3 out

150/1

10th

12

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Petit Dejeuner

11st 5lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Hurdle winner is rated 93 in that sphere but has been poor on last three runs and has loads to find on chasing debut; cheekpieces tried.

66/1

Form: 44-087 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

6

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:10 Listowel

Spring Meadow

11st 11lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Dual winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies; no real trace of his best form in four runs for this stable late last year; best watched.

20/1

11th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.

12/1

7th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Spring Meadow

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

prominent, led narrowly before 4th, headed but prominent 5th

20/1

Form: 700

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Point winner has come up against classy operators in maidens; should be more at home now switched to handicaps and could well have what it takes to surprise a few.
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1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Folly Master

12st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

held up in rear, headway into midfield 8th, went fourth and keeping on but 4 lengths down when fell 2 out

5/2

1st

6

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Folly Master

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

soon disputed lead, not fluent and raced in second from 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, briefly headed 2 out, went clear going best before last, steadied when jumped slightly right last, comfortably

11/4

Form: 21-923 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Tramore winner has done little or nothing wrong on her last two starts since returning from a break; probably very little to hide from the handicapper, but only five rising six so potential for further improvement, and at least is coming here in good order.
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7th

11

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:50 Tramore

Pidoyne

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

C&D winner over a year ago (soft) off 89 posted better effort when second at Roscommon; excuses offered (lost shoe, slightly lame) when poor effort attempting repeat win here last month so that run probably best forgiven.

7/1

11th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Pidoyne

11st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Last year's win in this race came off 89 and bettered that effort when second at Roscommon; absent since below-par Limerick run at Christmas but runs well fresh so respected.

13/2

11th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Pidoyne

11st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Last year's win in this race came off 89 and bettered that effort when second at Roscommon; absent since below-par Limerick run at Christmas but runs well fresh so respected.

13/2

Form: 0095

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Ran better than final position suggests in a maiden here last time out (weakening when mistake last, usually two out); tongue-tie added and gives the impression she can step up another few notches.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Phoebes Charm

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Clare Hobson

Hasn't finished withing 25l of the winner in six starts over hurdles; first-time hood will need to have a dramatic effect from 8lb out of the handicap.

33/1

8th

8

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Phoebes Charm

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Clare Hobson

Hasn't finished withing 25l of the winner in six starts over hurdles; first-time hood will need to have a dramatic effect from 8lb out of the handicap.

33/1

8th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Phoebes Charm

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Clare Hobson

jumped slightly right throughout, prominent throughout, weakened after 6th, tailed off

33/1

Form: 00060

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
66's latest and showed little to inspire that over three miles; hard to know optium trip but a lot better required in any case.
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4th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Johnny Cakes

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Failing to make his mark in handicaps despite declining mark, no improvement on better ground last time when cheekpieces tried; hard to fancy.

14/1

4th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Johnny Cakes

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Failing to make his mark in handicaps despite declining mark, no improvement on better ground last time when cheekpieces tried; hard to fancy.

14/1

Form: -01148 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Had made giant strides prior to finding life tough on her recent visit to Cork when upped in trip; should still be competitive off her mark and is worth a close look.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Duke Otto

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Made giant strides early in the season, including C&D win; handicapper seems to have his measure now though.

12/1

12th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Duke Otto

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Made giant strides early in the season, including C&D win; handicapper seems to have his measure now though.

12/1

16th

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Patrick J Flynn

Had made giant strides prior to finding life tough on her recent visit to Cork when upped in trip; should still be competitive off her mark and is worth a close look.

12/1

Non-runners

Bayou Belle, Coillte Aris, Cristiano Marealdo, Better Choice, Moonlight Getaway

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Payout
Exacta €167.30
Straight Forecast €149.08
Tricast €667.91

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pidoyne

The Irish Sun:

A Great Buzz

SPOTLIGHT:

The Truant

POSTDATA:

Pidoyne