April 19 / 17.20 Limerick

17.20

Soft To Heavy

Panoramic Restaurant At Limerick Racecourse Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • 13 runners
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Panoramic Restaurant At Limerick Racecourse Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0-0531 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Returned from a break with two runs over fences; reverted to hurdling at Naas last time, and looked like an improving sort in winning a 25-runner contest; his trainer observed that he is a big horse who has taken time to mature; further progress on the cards, may cope with 6lb rise.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Ernie From Nurney

11st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Returned from a break with two runs over fences; reverted to hurdling at Naas last time, and looked like an improving sort in winning a 25-runner contest; his trainer observed that he is a big horse who has taken time to mature; further progress on the cards, may cope with 6lb rise.

3/1

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Ernie From Nurney

11st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Returned from a break with two runs over fences; reverted to hurdling at Naas last time, and looked like an improving sort in winning a 25-runner contest; his trainer observed that he is a big horse who has taken time to mature; further progress on the cards, may cope with 6lb rise.

3/1

1st

4

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Ernie From Nurney

11st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

0-11; fair handicap hurdle form last season; has been running over fences lately and deserves respect for his third at Thurles last month; similar mark over hurdles.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0002

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Huge prices in three maiden hurdles and little sign of ability; found his level in handicap company at Cork, running on strongly for second in a 2m contest; holds an obvious chance.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Clonmel

Aboy Joey

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders

9/2

8th

7

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Clonmel

Aboy Joey

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders

9/2

2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Aboy Joey

11st 8lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Huge prices in three maiden hurdles and little sign of ability; found his level in handicap company at Cork, running on strongly for second in a 2m contest; holds an obvious chance.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £19.60

Form: 0009

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Point winner; ordinary form in maiden hurdles; chance is not obvious on handicap debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

14

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Snow Punt

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Point winner was third at 50-1 on handicap debut at Limerick (2m1f); another taking a big step up in trip but grandam was tough stayer for trainer's father and must be a good chance he'll improve for a test of stamina.

12/1

9th

14

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Snow Punt

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Point winner was third at 50-1 on handicap debut at Limerick (2m1f); another taking a big step up in trip but grandam was tough stayer for trainer's father and must be a good chance he'll improve for a test of stamina.

12/1

3rd

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Snow Punt

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Point winner; ordinary form in maiden hurdles; chance is not obvious on handicap debut.

16/1

25/1

Form: 478808

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in a bumper last summer; unconvincing form in maiden hurdles; handicap debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:15 Sligo

Bigira

11st 3lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Mark Fahey

A lot more competitive since switched to handicaps, beaten 6l, about 2l and 9l; looks handicapped about right but has each-way claims.

7/2

5th

4

29th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

18:00 Wexford

Bigira

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: 067323 BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Placed on all three handicap starts; creeping up in the ratings but can remain competitive; concerning that he showed a tendency to hang to the left when third here last week.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Jay Pee M

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Consistent in 2m/2m1f handicaps; now steps right up in trip with headgear fitted which is a somewhat worrying combination; stamina on dam-side of pedigree at least.

9/1

6th

3

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Jay Pee M

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Consistent in 2m/2m1f handicaps; now steps right up in trip with headgear fitted which is a somewhat worrying combination; stamina on dam-side of pedigree at least.

9/1

5th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Jay Pee M

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Placed on all three handicap starts; creeping up in the ratings but can remain competitive; concerning that he showed a tendency to hang to the left when third here last week.

9/2

Form: P/4514 CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Modest handicapper; off the mark on tenth start over hurdles when coming off pace to win 2m event at this venue in January on heavy; out of her depth in the Red Mills at Gowran last time; respected back in her grade.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

3rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Brilliant Question

10st 6lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: K A Heffernan

in rear

14/1

8th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Brilliant Question

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: K A Heffernan

Put up a good performance to win a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Limerick in January; sixth at same venue last month and more recently fifth there in a Flat handicap; 9lb wrong here.

20/1

8th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Brilliant Question

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: K A Heffernan

Put up a good performance to win a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Limerick in January; sixth at same venue last month and more recently fifth there in a Flat handicap; 9lb wrong here.

20/1

Form: 6575

Last run: 45 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won her sole point-to-point for Pat Doyle early last year; ordinary form in bumper and maiden hurdles so far, but may now find her level in handicap company
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

17:15 Sligo

Sainte Baol

11st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Stopped quickly in a Listowel handicap only ten days ago but a repeat of her previous fourth of 16 at Ballinrobe (another handicap) would see her on the scene in this company.

11/4

2

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:10 Listowel

Sainte Baol

12st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Disappointing overall but improved effort in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle last month; respected.

8/1

4th

2

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Sainte Baol

12st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Won her sole point-to-point for Pat Doyle early last year; ordinary form in bumper and maiden hurdles so far and hasn't looked the strongest of finishers; drops back in trip here.

10/1

Form: 000

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Point winner last October at the sixth attempt; well held in maiden hurdles but has kept good company; not easy to assess.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Agent Tequila

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Point-to-point winner; not a bad effort on his handicap hurdle debut at Limerick last month; more needed but the tongue-tie might help eke out more improvement.

14/1

10th

12

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Agent Tequila

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Point-to-point winner; not a bad effort on his handicap hurdle debut at Limerick last month; more needed but the tongue-tie might help eke out more improvement.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 215008 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Point winner in Britain and bumper scorer for John McConnell at Sedgefield, both successes on good ground; has failed to match that form in four maiden hurdle starts for this yard; the bar is not set high for handicap debut, but going may not be ideal,
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 162y

19:15 Sligo

Hypersonic Missile

11st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, went second after 5th, not fluent 4 out

100/30

3rd

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 7f 144y

17:00 Punchestown

Hypersonic Missile

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point-to-point winner in Britain and bumper scorer for John McConnell at Sedgefield, both successes on good ground; has failed to match that form for this yard on unsuitably heavy ground but potential improver back on favoured ground here.

8/1

3rd

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 7f 144y

17:00 Punchestown

Hypersonic Missile

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point-to-point winner in Britain and bumper scorer for John McConnell at Sedgefield, both successes on good ground; has failed to match that form for this yard on unsuitably heavy ground but potential improver back on favoured ground here.

8/1

Form: 00-500

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(12)

20th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Leopardstown

Noble Crusade

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Went up 20lb for winning a pair of 1m4f Dundalk handicaps early in the year; well beaten in a handicap hurdle at Limerick in April when last seen; respected but looks vulnerable dropped back to this trip.

8/1

10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Noble Crusade

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.

8/1

10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Noble Crusade

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.

8/1

Form: 090000

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Hinted at ability in maidens; has struggled in handicaps at Clonmel and Naas, the most recent in race on Ernie From Nurney.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Irish Impulse

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Hinted at ability in maidens; has struggled in handicaps at Clonmel and Naas, the most recent in race on Ernie From Nurney.

20/1

11th

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Irish Impulse

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Hinted at ability in maidens; has struggled in handicaps at Clonmel and Naas, the most recent in race on Ernie From Nurney.

20/1

16th

10

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Irish Impulse

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Hinted at ability in maidens; has struggled in handicaps at Clonmel and this venue.

20/1

Form: 560-90

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Showed decent bumper form for Willie Mullins; no sign of comparable form for this yard; towards the rear at Naas in January in his first handicap.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Grivei

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Showed decent bumper form for Willie Mullins; no sign of comparable form for this yard; towards the rear at Naas in January in his first handicap.

16/1

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Grivei

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Showed decent bumper form for Willie Mullins; no sign of comparable form for this yard; towards the rear at Naas in January in his first handicap.

16/1

14th

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Grivei

11st 4lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Griffin

Showed some very decent early bumper form for Willie Mullins; no show in a pair of maiden hurdles nine months apart for his current trainer; hard to assess but the first-time tongue-tie will need to bring about considerable improvement.

33/1

Form: /PF0-P

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Showed very little in six hurdle runs for his two previous trainers; pulled up on seasonal/stable debut in Naas event won by Ernie From Nurney; makes no appeal.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Drop The Harrow

10st 6lb

T: Moses McCabe

Showed very little in six hurdle runs for his two previous trainers; pulled up on seasonal/stable debut in Naas event won by Ernie From Nurney; makes no appeal.

66/1

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Drop The Harrow

10st 6lb

T: Moses McCabe

Showed very little in six hurdle runs for his two previous trainers; pulled up on seasonal/stable debut in Naas event won by Ernie From Nurney; makes no appeal.

66/1

23

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Drop The Harrow

10st 13lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Moses McCabe

Showed very little in six hurdle runs for his two previous trainers, off for almost a year.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta €15.60
Straight Forecast €13.48
Tricast €419.74
Trifecta €600.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ernie From Nurney

The Irish Sun:

Aboy Joey

POSTDATA:

Jay Pee M

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Ernie From Nurney