April 19 / 16.45 Limerick

16.45

Soft To Heavy

OCS Recruitment Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6413.04
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • 16 runners
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OCS Recruitment Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £49.40
  • Place: £9.80

Form:

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Always at the back on debut at Gowran; headgear used then is discarded; makes no appeal
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

8

29th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:30 Wexford

Rockys Diamond

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway on inner before 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on, not reach leaders

8/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 083P

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
1-8 for Richard Hannon; signed off for that yard with a wide-margin success over 1m2f at York (good to soft) and then fetched 85,000gns; gave improved display on his third maiden hurdle outing when third behind a Gordon Elliott-trained pair at Naas; pulled up after being badly hampered by a faller at the fourth in the Boodles; tongue-tie on now.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

led narrowly or disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, disputed lead after 3 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, rallied and led again towards finish

100/30

1st

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

led narrowly or disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, disputed lead after 3 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, rallied and led again towards finish

100/30

2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent behind clear leaders

13/8

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 305B

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed on the Flat; given the promise he showed when third on his hurdling debut at Leopardstown over Christmas, he was disappointing on his next two maiden outings (excuse on first occasion); 66/1 when brought down at the fourth in the Boodles at Cheltenham.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:20 Tramore

Mordor

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Went close on the Flat for David Simcock and has run some good races in defeat for this yard, hitting the frame in three of his six hurdle starts; form of penultimate run is working out well; ought to be involved.

7/4

3rd

17

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Mordor

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent when in touch with leaders 3 out, hampered when left in third 2 out, not fluent last, ran on towards finish

11/4

3rd

17

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Mordor

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent when in touch with leaders 3 out, hampered when left in third 2 out, not fluent last, ran on towards finish

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal; dam Italian Listed-placed winner, half-sister to several Italian winners at around 1m/1m2f; cost E41,000 at a breeze-up sale at two and now makes belated debut for a top stable.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Love Me

10st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Bought for 41,000euros as a 2yo in France but didn't appear on the Flat; was 13-2 for last month's Limerick debut, beaten 22l when never dangerous fourth of 16 on testing ground; better ground may now suit and won't need to improve much to play a leading role in this poor contest.

5/2

5th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Love Me

10st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Bought for 41,000euros as a 2yo in France but didn't appear on the Flat; was 13-2 for last month's Limerick debut, beaten 22l when never dangerous fourth of 16 on testing ground; better ground may now suit and won't need to improve much to play a leading role in this poor contest.

5/2

Form: 9

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest placed form for Andrew Balding; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground; jumping was untidy on his hurdling debut at Punchestown; gelded since a poor Dundalk run
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

16th Jun 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:05 Downpatrick

Lope De Light

10st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: William Durkan

Not beaten far in a Roscommon maiden hurdle on Monday despite jumping poorly and racing too keenly; could do well here if jumping and settling better.

10/1

5th

5

10th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 142y

18:48 Roscommon

Lope De Light

11st 7lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

Placed four times on the Flat for Andrew Balding in UK; a better effort on second hurdle start at Limerick last time and has to improve on that.

4/1

5th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Lope De Light

11st 7lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

Modest placed form for Andrew Balding; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground; jumping was untidy on his hurdling debut at Punchestown; gelded since a poor Dundalk run

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Home-bred Walk In The Park filly out of the trainer's Irish Grand National winner Bluesea Cracker who has yet to distinguish herself at stud.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

16

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Uhavemeinstitches

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J Motherway

Home-bred Walk In The Park filly out of the trainer's Irish Grand National winner Bluesea Cracker who has yet to distinguish herself at stud.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 54

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has finished last in small-field events at Naas (bumper) and Limerick (hurdle); safe to rule out.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Kellys Grove

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

never better than midfield

66/1

12th

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Kellys Grove

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

midfield

66/1

7th

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Kellys Grove

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

Has finished last in small-field events at Naas (bumper) and Limerick (hurdle); safe to rule out.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
From a family (that of Grand National winner Red Marauder) associated with stamina; unlikely to make an immediate impact having been pulled up in a recent maiden point
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

16

13th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 100y

16:40 Killarney

Star Contact

10st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

4yo was tailed off on hurdling debut at Limerick.

50/1

7th

16

13th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 100y

16:40 Killarney

Star Contact

10st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

4yo was tailed off on hurdling debut at Limerick.

50/1

8th

15

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Star Contact

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

From a family (that of Grand National winner Red Marauder) associated with stamina; unlikely to make an immediate impact having been pulled up in a recent maiden point

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner; dam ran only once unplaced, out of unraced half-sister to the very useful Mount Benbulben; likely to need experience.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tipperary

The Blaggard

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Behind a couple of these when beaten a long way in Limerick maiden.

150/1

10th

11

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tipperary

The Blaggard

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Behind a couple of these when beaten a long way in Limerick maiden.

150/1

9th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

The Blaggard

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner; dam ran only once unplaced, out of unraced half-sister to the very useful Mount Benbulben; likely to need experience.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice placed in sprint nurseries for his previous trainer; modest Flat form for this stable last year.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

16

3rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Tic Tac Toe

11st 7lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

towards rear

40/1

4th

14

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:00 Killarney

Tic Tac Toe

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

Regressive Flat maiden was well beaten on hurdling debut and makes little appeal.

100/1

4th

14

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:00 Killarney

Tic Tac Toe

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

Regressive Flat maiden was well beaten on hurdling debut and makes little appeal.

100/1

Form: 000

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Some ability on the Flat as a juvenile for Joseph O'Brien; has shown nothing in three hurdle starts so far.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

14

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

16:52 Punchestown

Warrior Lion

11st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Moses McCabe

towards rear

20/1

7th

10

29th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

18:30 Wexford

Warrior Lion

11st 2lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Moses McCabe

midfield

16/1

11th

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Warrior Lion

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Moses McCabe

Some ability on the Flat as a juvenile for Joseph O'Brien; has shown nothing in three hurdle starts so far.

50/1

Form: 09

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
In good hands but in need of more time judged on his first two starts at Naas and Limerick.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

15

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Duchamps Art

10st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Best of her four maiden runs came at Cork last time, albeit beaten 36l; likely to do better now tackling handicaps; worth a market look.

16/1

12th

15

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Duchamps Art

10st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Best of her four maiden runs came at Cork last time, albeit beaten 36l; likely to do better now tackling handicaps; worth a market look.

16/1

5th

16

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Duchamps Art

11st 0lb

J: Maite Laubies

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

in touch with leaders, weakened before 2 out

100/1

Form: 06

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Needs to jump more fluently on the evidence of two Cork runs; 4l in front of today's rival Let Him B when sixth last time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Thegreenthirteen

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew A Daly

Needs to jump more fluently on the evidence of two Cork runs; 4l in front of today's rival Let Him B when sixth last time.

12/1

13th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Thegreenthirteen

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew A Daly

Needs to jump more fluently on the evidence of two Cork runs; 4l in front of today's rival Let Him B when sixth last time.

12/1

6th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Thegreenthirteen

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Matthew A Daly

Jumped poorly on his hurdles debut here last week but not disgraced; others more likely.

50/1

Form: 9

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed nothing in four Flat runs; remote ninth on hurdling debut at Gowran.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

14

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Kilbeggan

Tannery Park

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Flat-bred 4yo cost a bit as a yearling and was handicapped on the level last year; unfancied when shaping well on recent handicap hurdle debut at Punchestown and could just be coming to hand now.

9/2

5th

16

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:28 Punchestown

Tannery Park

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Low-level form in maidens on the Flat and over hurdles; handicaps may see him in a better light.

16/1

5th

16

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:28 Punchestown

Tannery Park

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Low-level form in maidens on the Flat and over hurdles; handicaps may see him in a better light.

16/1

14/1

Form: 07

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Thrown in at the deep end in a Listed bumper at Limerick; did not jump well and was described as an awkward ride by his jockey when finishing in mid-field on his hurdling debut at Cork
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Let Him B

11st 7lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Thrown in at the deep end in a Listed bumper at Limerick; did not jump well and was described as an awkward ride by his jockey when finishing in mid-field on his hurdling debut at Cork

14/1

15th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Let Him B

11st 7lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Thrown in at the deep end in a Listed bumper at Limerick; did not jump well and was described as an awkward ride by his jockey when finishing in mid-field on his hurdling debut at Cork

14/1

7th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Let Him B

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Thrown in at the deep end in a Listed bumper at Limerick last week; likely to be better than that and market moves will be the best indicator.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Eleventh foal; half-brother to three winners; one of two newcomers for the stable here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tipperary

Dylans Chance

10st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Didn't jump well when out the back at Limerick last month.

150/1

7th

2

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tipperary

Dylans Chance

10st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Didn't jump well when out the back at Limerick last month.

150/1

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Payout
Exacta €167.60
Straight Forecast €55.22
Trifecta €781.40

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mordor

SPOTLIGHT:

Palamon

POSTDATA:

Mordor

The Irish Sun:

Palamon