16:45 Limerick

Thursday 23 July 2020

All16:4517:1517:4518:1518:4519:1519:4520:15

Well Done To All Frontline Staff From Limerick Racecourse (C & G) Maiden Hurdle (Div 1)

2m  |   Yielding  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:45  |   Winning time: 4m 4.09s
Weighed In
1st
1
10/11f
T: W J BurkeJ: Rachael Blackmore
Disputed lead early, prominent, on terms from 2nd, led after 3rd, slight mistake 5th, went on from before 3 out, pushed along from next, edged led and kept on run-in op 11/10
2nd
7
9
8/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: R A Doyle (3)
Tracked leaders, 2nd approaching 3 out, pushed along into straight, kept on without matching winner from 2 out op 7/1
3rd
17
3
512-0
10/1
T: C A MurphyJ: M P Fogarty
Soon chased leaders, disputed 3rd approaching straight, soon pushed along to chase front pair and no impression, not fluent last, one pace op 11/1
4th
10
10
125/1
T: P J GilliganJ: Mr L P Gilligan (7)
Disputed lead early, soon led, joined from 2nd, headed after next, slight mistake 6th, under pressure from 3 out, no extra and one pace from before straight op 100/1
5th
1 ½
4
9/2
T: C ByrnesJ: C A Landers (5)
Chased leaders, a little keen, no impression when a little slow 3 out, one pace op 4/1 tchd 7/2
6th
1 ¼
12
50/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Waited with, slight mistake 2nd, 10th after 3rd, soon headway, chased leaders and under pressure from 3 out, no extra in 5th and not fluent 2 out op 33/1
7th
6 ½
5
125/1
T: Michael RonayneJ: I J Power
Soon mid-division, no impression from before 3 out op 66/1
8th
28
11
50/1
T: S J MahonJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Waited with, 11th after 3rd, no extra from before 3 out op 66/1 tchd 40/1
9th
9
13
150/1
T: P GriffinJ: A W Short (3)
Waited with, 9th after 3rd, not fluent 5th, soon no danger op 100/1

Also Ran

PU
2
25/1
T: P W FlynnJ: L P Dempsey
Waited with, a little keen, towards rear, slightly impeded after 5th, no extra from before 3 out, pulled up straight tchd 28/1
PU
6
66/1
T: Daniel O'learyJ: R P Treacy (3)
A little unruly at start, slowly away and lost ground, in rear, pushed along 4th, slightly impeded after 5th, no extra from before 3 out, pulled up straight op 40/1
PU
7
7/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, pulled up quickly after next op 17/2 tchd 10/1
PU
8
612-0
9/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, pushed along briefly from 4th, lost position and slight mistake 6th and under pressure, no extra from before 3 out, pulled up straight op 8/1

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Betting

Forecast

Automatic (10/11), Gurtnakisteen (9/2), Russian Dancer (7/1), The Hunter Hoe (8/1), Samsud (9/1), Gondor (10/1), Ballinruddy (25/1), Back O' The Net (50/1), Whitequarryroad (50/1), Rio Storm (66/1), Tribal Story (125/1), Lovely Moon (125/1), Mistertommyshelby (150/1)

Verdict

The three newcomers Ballinruddy, Rio Storm and Samsud are all worth a mention given they would not have to be special to make an impact first time out. Gurtnakisteen showed some promise when midfield in a bumper last month, and has claims if able to show some improvement for the switch to hurdles. However, the safest option is to stick with AUTOMATIC. The selection holds solid hurdles form and was second to a 120-rated animal on his penultimate start but ran nowhere near that level when last seen. However, he was found to be making an abnormal respiratory noise post-race and so is worth another chance on his return from a 266-day break.
  1. Automatic
  2. Gurtnakisteen
  3. Ballinruddy

Prize Money

1st: €7,200.002nd: €2,400.003rd: €1,200.004th: €599.005th: €360.006th: €240.00

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