April 19 / 19.07 Ballinrobe

19.07

Heavy

Sherry Fitzgerald Mayo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 6f 91y
  • 11 runners
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Sherry Fitzgerald Mayo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.10
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 85U370 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Better chaser, sole hurdles win coming at Punchestown early last year; below best back hurdling lately so has a bit to find though handicapper giving him a chance.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Won his fourth race (second hurdle) when scoring well at this course (2m6f) last time; 8lb higher today on drier ground poses a question but taken seriously.

9/4

11th

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Won his fourth race (second hurdle) when scoring well at this course (2m6f) last time; 8lb higher today on drier ground poses a question but taken seriously.

9/4

1st

8

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5 out, went second after 2 out, shaken up to lead after last, ridden clear run-in, kept on well

12/1

OUR TIP

11/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 8-P654

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Respectable fourth in 2m Navan mares maiden last month then predictably outclassed in four-runner novice at same venue over this sort of trip; remains unexposed on handicap debut and respected source.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14

7th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 146y

16:50 Sligo

Miss Vivacious

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Mare was second on handicap debut at Ballinrobe (2m6f) in April but the wheels have come off since.

16/1

15

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 66y

16:40 Punchestown

Miss Vivacious

10st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, soon pressed leader

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 73607- CD

Last run: 393 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner on better ground in 2022; seen just twice last year in March when well below best and watching brief advised here on return on unsuitably testing ground.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 4f 85y

18:37 Killarney

Its Time Again

11st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: David Richard Barry

towards rear, detached with one circuit to go

10/1

6th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Its Time Again

11st 11lb

J: John Shinnick

T: David Richard Barry

Dual winner here, including this race in 2022; good recent C&D runs after long absence, latest when third to Whatyouwant, having every chance; 6lb better off with that rival and should again be thereabouts, especially if ground remains decent.

5/1

6th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Its Time Again

11st 11lb

J: John Shinnick

T: David Richard Barry

Dual winner here, including this race in 2022; good recent C&D runs after long absence, latest when third to Whatyouwant, having every chance; 6lb better off with that rival and should again be thereabouts, especially if ground remains decent.

5/1

Form: 8-8033 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Pleasing handicap debut when clear third in 2m7f Punchestown contest won by an improver and set plenty to do when staying-on third over same trip at Thurles last month; will need to be ridden handier around this sharper track but clearly on a competitive mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Lough Nigara

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew A Daly

towards rear

11/4

4th

2

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Lough Nigara

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew A Daly

towards rear, smooth headway and in touch with leaders 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

11/4

3rd

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Lough Nigara

10st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew A Daly

Lightly raced; made pleasing handicap debut when clear third in 2m7f Punchestown contest; needs to settle a bit better but worth considering.

8/1

Form: 06520P CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Veteran with nine career wins, most recently over C&D last July off 85; always behind on last month's Down Royal comeback and although more expected of here seems unlikely to have his ground.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

13

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:45 Kilbeggan

Father Jed

11st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Veteran nine-time winner has suddenly found a new lease of life on his last two starts; second in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m6f at Ballinrobe and took the same place behind stablemate Kilashee when sent back over fences at Clonmel.

13/2

2nd

12

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Father Jed

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: John Patrick Ryan

Veteran was poor over fences at Limerick but was just denied at Ballinrobe over hurdles since; has a chance if repeating that off 11lb lower chase mark.

8/1

2nd

13

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Father Jed

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John Patrick Ryan

Veteran with nine career wins, most recently over C&D last July off 85; poor chasing effort at Limerick last week back on favoured ground; hard to be confident in now.

16/1

Form: 7P0740

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Underwhelming since going handicapping although penultimate Limerick run was a fair effort; cheekpieces now tried but others preferred.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

15

15th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 185y

17:30 Downpatrick

Oldtown To Emly

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: K A Heffernan

Flashes of ability but best form on heavy ground; nothing short of a personal best is required; work to be done.

33/1

10th

17

4th Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Oldtown To Emly

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: K A Heffernan

Modest maiden is hard to fancy on the basis of two runs this year.

33/1

14th

15

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Oldtown To Emly

10st 13lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: K A Heffernan

in touch with leaders early, lost position when reminder after 4 out, soon weakened and dropped to rear

16/1

Form: 8678

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in maidens and cheekpieces did nothing for her the final time; goes handicapping with a lot to prove.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 4f 85y

18:37 Killarney

Desperado Genie

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Now 0-6 hurdling, pulled-up in soft ground handicaps last twice and has to improve plenty for this sound surface; tongue-tie added.

20/1

8

29th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Desperado Genie

11st 4lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

in touch with leaders

33/1

Form: 8-90PP

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but 0-8 over hurdles, pulled up the last twice in handicaps; cheekpieces now added to usual tongue tie but hard to fancy unless extended trip brings forth improvement.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but 0-9 over hurdles; not out of it when unseating two out here last month but remains hard to back with confidence.

14/1

1st

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but 0-9 over hurdles; not out of it when unseating two out here last month but remains hard to back with confidence.

14/1

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 13lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: George Stanley

midfield

16/1

Form: /P-449

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 9yo tailed off on both recent comeback runs in Thurles maidens; hard to fancy on handicap debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Leis Fein

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: V T O’Brien

midfield

16/1

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Leis Fein

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: V T O’Brien

midfield

16/1

Form: 66-8P2 BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Had good time in point-to-points this season (winning twice) and continued that form back on track when second to a clear-cut winner in 2m4f Punchestown handicap hurdle in February on heavy for this yard; longer trip should suit and definitely one to consider.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

12th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 60y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Beaus Candle

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

Was running well enough when falling two out at Downpatrick last time and has a squeak if he can find more with blinkers added.

13/2

7

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

14:50 Downpatrick

Beaus Candle

11st 12lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Declan Queally

Distant second at Punchestown two starts ago was a promising run but pulled up at Ballinrobe since; his better form has come on softer ground.

33/1

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Beaus Candle

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

prominent 1st, raced in second from 1st, led before 3rd, headed after 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

Form: 604650

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Some respectable efforts in handicaps without looking a serious threat; drop back to 2m didn't suit on latest so more expected of here back at more suitable trip; tongue-tie tried too.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

The Flying Donkey

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: James Daniel Dullea

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

The Flying Donkey

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: James Daniel Dullea

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

10th

17

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

The Flying Donkey

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Rank outsider at Tramore in November on handicap debut but emerged with credit; made a mistake at the last but rallied to take fourth behind the progressive Buachaillbocht; not quite as good in subsequent attempts.

16/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €119.30
Straight Forecast €129.70
Tricast €2519.60
Trifecta €639.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lough Nigara

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Monty's Way

POSTDATA:

Lough Nigara

The Irish Sun:

Lough Nigara