19:15 Limerick

Thursday 23 July 2020

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Newcastle West Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (Div 1)

3m  |   Yielding  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:15  |   Winning time: 6m 5.08s
Weighed In
1st
2
6/5f
T: Ms M MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Soon prominent on outer, led approaching 3rd, soon went on, unchallenged, very easily op Evens
2nd
46
4
4/1
T: J NashJ: G Brouder (7)
Waited with, went distant 2nd straight, slight mistake 2 out, one pace op 6/1
3rd
6
6
10/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Chased leaders, distant 2nd from 4 out, dropped to 3rd straight, one pace op 9/1
4th
26
8
12/1
T: E McNamaraJ: R P Treacy (3)
Waited with, pushed along briefly after 5th, some slight mistakes, kept on same pace from 9th op 16/1
5th
22
15
18/1
T: Miss D O'SheaJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division early, slight mistake 6th, kept on same pace from 9th
6th
26
10
10/1
T: N McCluskeyJ: E Walsh (7)
Prominent, soon led, a little keen, headed approaching 3rd, remained prominent behind clear leader, lost position from 4 out, weakened op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
1
12/1
T: Denis HoganJ: S A Mulcahy (7)
Mid-division early, 6th after 8th, pushed along briefly approaching next, soon no impression, weakened and pulled up before 2 out
PU
7
611-6
25/1
T: P W FlynnJ: L P Dempsey
Chased leaders on inner, mistake 7th, under pressure after next, weakened and pulled up before 9th op 20/1
PU
9
66/1
T: S ByrneJ: M J Bolger
Mid-division early, ridden along from 5th, not fluent jumping after, weakened and pulled up before 9th op 50/1
PU
12
50/1
T: L P CusackJ: D F O'Regan
Waited with, 10th and pushed along after 8th, weakened and pulled up before next
PU
13
33/1
T: P J DuffyJ: P T Enright
Chased leaders, mistake 5th, soon lost position, weakened and pulled up after 3 out op 22/1
PU
14
80/1
T: E SheehyJ: O R Brown (7)
Disputed lead early, soon chased leaders, lost position and pushed along approaching 7th, weakened and pulled up before 9th op 50/1
PU
16
40/1
T: N C KellyJ: J S McGarvey
Waited with, soon towards rear, reminder after 2nd, ridden along from 5th, weakened and pulled up before 8th op 25/1
PU
18
28/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: A P Kelly (7)
Waited with, soon towards rear, some headway from 8th, never a factor, pulled up before 3 out op 20/1

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Non-Runners

11
Backonthehill8
Weight: 11-1|  Age: 5
T: E Sheehy  J: S D Torrens
17
Annual Flavour8
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 5
T: David Kelly  J: Reserve 1
5
Singirishmansing195
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 7
T: P G Kelly  J: P J Cawley
3
Yeats Mardy15
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 7
T: G P Cromwell  J: C P McNamara

Betting

Forecast

Gunfire Reef (6/5), Moyode Lady (4/1), Galaxy Girl (10/1), I'm On Snap (10/1), The Reaping Race (12/1), Helly Hansum (12/1), Yeats Mardy (12/1), Annual Flavour (16/1), Singirishmansing (16/1), Long Island Jenn (18/1), Subset (25/1), Gone Galavanting (28/1), Backonthehill (33/1), Courtin Bb (33/1), Mash Potato (40/1), Briggitie's Hill (50/1), Miss Rossie (66/1), Baby Sioux (80/1)

Verdict

He is yet to score in seven attempts over hurdles. However, connections evidently feel GUNFIRE REEF is capable of striking off this much lower hurdles mark just four days on from his comfortable chase victory at Tipperary so he is worth chancing given he is in much better form than the majority of his rivals. Back at the scene of her breakthrough career victory, Moyode Lady is considered as is I'm On Snap who must prove he stays this far but has placed on two of his last three starts. The less exposed Galaxy Girl should also feature on any shortlist after she has improved for better ground finishing fourth on both starts since back from a short break.
  1. Gunfire Reef
  2. I'm On Snap
  3. Galaxy Girl

Prize Money

1st: €5,400.002nd: €1,800.003rd: €900.004th: €450.005th: €270.006th: €181.00

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