April 19 / 18.07 Ballinrobe

18.07

Heavy

McGrath Limestone Works Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8465.22
  • 2m 1f 144y
  • 7 runners
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McGrath Limestone Works Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 705421

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Has returned in fine form for current yard, outstayed when second over 2m4f at Cork before made plenty of use of dropped in trip at Naas on Monday, seeing it out well under a diminishing margin; quick return under mandatory 7lb penalty.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

17:50 Tramore

Cheerful Chap

10st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Progressive handicap hurdler, winning here in 2022 and when better than ever to win last month under forcing tactics at Naas and Ballinrobe; sole previous run over fences came when not featuring in C&D handicap last October but has to be seen in a different light now and respected off 16lb lower mark than hurdles.

5/2

5/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 0419

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo justified favouritism in 2m Thurles maiden in February on soft-to-heavy; not disgraced when huge jump in class in Grade 1 Supreme Novices' last month when beaten 15l; very interesting now switched to handicaps with likely more to offer and handles conditions; rider's claim a positive.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

12

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Kings Hill

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Out of depth in Supreme Novices' last month but good run under top-weight in recent Ballinrobe handicap, just denied by an in-form rival over 2m2f (clear of remainder); potential for more.

14/1

4th

12

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Kings Hill

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Out of depth in Supreme Novices' last month but good run under top-weight in recent Ballinrobe handicap, just denied by an in-form rival over 2m2f (clear of remainder); potential for more.

14/1

2nd

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Kings Hill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went second approaching last, not fluent last, 2 lengths down run-in, ran on well towards finish, just failed

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: F-5035 CD

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Three hurdle wins include this event in 2021 (off 132) and Killarney handicap following year; regressive last year, standout run this season when third at Thurles; withdrawn on heavy at same track since so drying likely needed here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

3

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

18:10 Killarney

Zoffanien

11st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three hurdle wins, two on Flat; regressive last year; best run last season when third at Thurles in January; same placing at Ballinrobe recently; faller at the first in competitive Punchestown handicap; each-way chance in this company

12/1

Form: 60363P

Last run: 99 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Has been running quite creditably off his lower hurdles mark before pulled up after some indifferent jumping back chasing at Clonmel last time; back from a short break and has it all to do from 13lb out of handicap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

14

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 91y

16:45 Sligo

Young Fitzy

10st 6lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Hurdle/chase winner but not in great form right now and these terms are tough enough.

33/1

13th

16

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Young Fitzy

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Norman Lee

Dual hurdle winner has run well enough in this sphere last two starts here, 2m6f looked to stretch him three weeks ago; back in trip with place claims.

10/1

13th

16

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Young Fitzy

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Norman Lee

Dual hurdle winner has run well enough in this sphere last two starts here, 2m6f looked to stretch him three weeks ago; back in trip with place claims.

10/1

Form: 10-327

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Bumper/maiden hurdle winner whose best recent run came when second in Tramore handicap on New Year's Day; following month ran well for long way when midfield in very valuable Leopardstown mares' handicap; drops in grade here and one to consider.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Belle The Lioness

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in second, lost second approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Belle The Lioness

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in second, lost second approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

Form: 132F26

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Has won twice over hurdles and ran away with Tramore handicap chase last summer; just denied in Fairyhouse handicap hurdle (off 114) in October before well held in competitive Cheltenham handicap chase later same month; absent since and may need this but remains on a fair mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:45 Kilbeggan

The Dasher Conway

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Second chase win came here a month ago where he just got there in time over this distance to complete a double for connections; that was all the more meritorious after a bad mistake three out and respected off 5lb higher but is up in grade.

11/2

1st

7

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Dasher Conway

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Hit form last summer, winning at Tramore and placed a few times, including here; soundly beaten over hurdles and fences lately so needs to come back to his best.

20/1

1st

7

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Dasher Conway

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Hit form last summer, winning at Tramore and placed a few times, including here; soundly beaten over hurdles and fences lately so needs to come back to his best.

20/1

Form: 4P-224 D BF

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Versatile 7yo won on the flat last year and took his chase mark to 15lb above current hurdles mark when second in Listowel handicap; absent since close fourth over hurdles at Galway in October on heavy; lack of a recent run a concern but handles most conditions and has to be respected.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Barnacullia

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway, detached from 3 out, tailed off

9/2

7th

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Barnacullia

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway, detached from 3 out, tailed off

9/2

4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Barnacullia

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent

5/1

Non-runners

Champagne Platinum

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €8.90
Straight Forecast €10.02
Tricast €34.98
Trifecta €27.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kings Hill

TOPSPEED:

Cheerful Chap

RP RATINGS (IRE):

The Dasher Conway

POSTDATA:

Kings Hill

The Irish Sun:

Kings Hill