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Limerick – Sunday 30th April

Nap of the meeting – Club Wexford (3.20)

2.20 – Lady Tipperary - Book Online At Fillies Median Auction Maiden – Win

Lady Tipperary shaped up well on her only start last season and might be up to making a winning return. It is almost a year since she finished a close enough fourth to Lundi over six furlongs at Leopardstown but that is hardly a concern given the start her trainer has made to his career in recent weeks. Dandys Gold does have the advantage of a recent run and her second to Mollie The Moo here last weekend probably makes her the biggest danger. While she looks to hold Camiyra, Looking Good Carol and Barry’s Girl, her rating of 73 might just leave her vulnerable. Malibu Magic ran at Dundalk a month ago and might not be all that far away.

Exacta – 6-4 (Lady Tipperary/Dandys Gold)

Trifecta – 6-4-9 (Lady Tipperary/Dandys Gold/Malibu Magic)


2.50 – Hailstone - Follow Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Handicap – Win

Hailstone drops back in trip and might be wining again if the ground holds up. His winning turn came over this trip at Dundalk in mid-March when he had today’s opponents Sixtysix and Magnification behind him. He did well again, in testing conditions, when runner-up to Gino Severini at Naas two weeks after his maiden success and perhaps he was stretched a little too far over an extended mile at Cork where he was fourth to Lady Derrynane after making much of the running to the furlong pole. Lady Rosebud is twice a winner on the all-weather already this year and was just behind Loose Chippings when they filled the minor places behind Settle For Bay at Leopardstown last time. They both have a chance as has Little Clarinet which makes her seasonal reappearance.

Exacta – 1-10 (Hailstone/Lady Rosebud)

Trifecta – 1-10-7 (Hailstone/Lady Rosebud/Loose Chippings)


3.20 – Club Wexford - Family Fun Day May 21st Handicap – Win

Club Wexford is the pick as he goes back up in trip. It’s a while since he won a race but his three runs this season have been quite promising. His effort behind Beechmount Whisper over this distance at Leopardstown on his reappearance is the pick and he had four of these behind him that day. Not beaten all that far over shorter trips at Naas and Navan subsequently, the six-year-old might now account for bottom-weight January Morn which was fourth on her seasonal bow, just in front of Guanabara Bay, over a trip close to six furlongs at Navan last week. She too should do better over the seven furlongs here.

Exacta – 2-11 (Club Wexford/January Morn)

Trifecta – 2-11-5 (Club Wexford/January Morn/Roachdale House)


3.50 – Branch Line - Jackie Chan Allstars Play Limerick Racecourse June 17th Rated Race – Win

Branch Line might prevail in this good contest. He made a winning start at Roscommon in June of last year and lost little in defeat behind Capri in a listed race on soft ground at Tipperary in August. He made a more than satisfactory return behind Glastonbury Song over a longer trip than this at Dundalk nine days ago and should improve on that. Rock In Peace is a hugely consistent sort and two wins at Dundalk in January reads quite well. He was second at the same venue last month and might chase the selection home ahead of Alfredo Arcano which is another all-weather regular and went close behind Fizzy Friday last time.

Exacta – 1-4 (Branch Line/Rock In Peace)

Trifecta – 1-4-3 (Branch Line/Rock In Peace/Alfredo Arcano)


4.20 – Bay Hill - 4 Of Us Play Limerick Racecourse June 23rd Handicap – Each/Way

Bay Hill was running for the first time in 21 months when fourth over an extended mile at Cork at the beginning of the month and he improved on that to win narrowly over a trip closer to this at Limerick last weekend. He should be better again now and the extra furlong might just be to his advantage. San Remo is also up in distance after he came good at Dundalk almost three weeks ago and looks a big danger if the ground holds up. Sharjah was also a winner last time out on the all-weather and he has a chance as has top-weight Mandatario which wasn’t beaten far at all when sixth to Tandem at Tipperary.

Exacta – 8–7 (Bay Hill/San Remo)

Trifecta – 8-7-1 (Bay Hill/San Remo/Mandatario)


4.50 – Hyperdrive - Michael English Plays Limerick Racecourse July 27th Handicap – Win

Hyperdrive looks one of the bets of the day. He was running in his first handicap and for the first time since September when a close second to this afternoon’s rival Steelyeyed (beaten at Navan since) at Leopardstown earlier in the month and is fully entitled to improve. He was two lengths clear of subsequent winner Tilly’s Chilli that day and also had today’s rivals Inescapable, Khudha, Epitaph, Jack Baur and Family Crest a little further behind. Epitaph came out and finished second to Tilly’s Chilli over this course and distance last weekend and had four of today’s rivals, Inescapable, Khudha, Future Frontier and Galtimore behind him on that occasion. Cosy Club was soundly beaten into fourth place behind the selection’s stable companion Make It Hurrah on his reappearance on heavy ground at Cork at the beginning of the month and he should be all the better for that.

Exacta – 9-6 (Hyperdrive/Epitaph)

Trifecta – 9-6-1 (Hyperdrive/Epitaph/Inescapable)


5.20 – Homesman - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden – Win

Homesman ran well on his debut on the all-weather at Dundalk in October and will hopefully come on for his return effort at Navan on Monday. An easy-to-back favourite on that occasion, he was beaten into fourth place behind the well-fancied Chronicles but was only two lengths off the winner and might appreciate the extra furlong here. Mauricio had Modern Approach, a stable companion of Chronicles, three lengths behind him when runner-up to Ballydoyle’s easy winner The Anvil when they both ran for the first time at Dundalk at the end of March. The should go well here but perhaps the greatest danger to Homesman will come from the more experienced Buffalo Blues which boast a rating of 80 and only just lost out behind San Remo and Room To Roam, both of which run earlier today, at Dundalk almost three weeks ago. That was Buffalo Blues’ first run since July of last year and he should improve.

Exacta – 3-2 (Homesman/Buffalo Blues)

Trifecta – 3-2-4 (Homesman/Buffalo Blues/Mauricio) 

Gowran – Sunday 30th April

Nap of the meeting – Elusive Approach (2.35)

2.05 – Bumbasina - Summer Evenings At Gowran Park Maiden – Win

It may be worth taking a chance on the once raced Bumbasina who showed up well when fifth to a subsequent Group 3 winner in a Curragh maiden on her only start as a juvenile. Time Dee showed promise when fourth in a Dundalk maiden last October and is entitled to consideration while Treaty Of Vienna was probably unsuited by the testing ground on his only start at the Curragh last term and can do better now. Auckland was well backed when disappointing on soft ground at Leopardstown earlier this month but is likely to step up on that effort while newcomers Mirror Man and Frima are worth noting in the betting exchanges.

Exacta: 13 – 11 (Bumbasina/Treaty Of Vienna)

Trifecta: 13 - 11 – 10 (Bumbasina/Treaty Of Vienna/Time Dee)


2.35 - Elusive Approach - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap – Win

Elusive Approach was only nabbed in the dying strides over a mile at Limerick eight days ago and might be able to gain compensation in this valuable contest having previously won twice at Dundalk. Truffles developed into a useful performer last term and could go well if fully ready for this first run since last October with top weight Sharliyna sure to leave a very poor effort at Naas behind her having showed plenty of promise on her two runs last season. Elusive Beauty is a very consistent filly who seldom runs a bad race and has run well enough on her two starts to date this term to suggest she can play a leading role with Midnitemudcrabs an each way contender on her overall form.

Exacta: 6 – 8 (Elusive Approach/Elusive Beauty)

Trifecta: 6 - 8 – 1 (Elusive Approach/Elusive Beauty/Sharliyna)


3.05 - Bean Feasa - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden – Win

After a fine effort when a close up fifth in a Group race at Leopardstown over three weeks ago, Bean Feasa may be worth siding with in an interesting race. She is well regarded by connections and if running to her official handicap rating of 99, should go very close. Sansibar Jewel shaped nicely when fifth to a useful looking filly on her only outing last term and with improvement likely she can certainly make her presence felt while Madame Cherie was quite highly tried as a juvenile and showed enough to suggest she can go well in a race like this. All Of Me, Lilyhammer and Lovemenot are all newcomers from stables in good form this season and it would not be a surprise if they were able to get involved at the first time of asking here.

Exacta: 4 – 12 (Bean Feasa/Sansibar Jewel)

Trifecta: 4 - 12 – 8 (Bean Feasa/Sansibar Jewel/Madame Cherie)


3.35 – Somehow - EBF Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes (Listed) – Win

Somehow looks the most likely winner here after running well on her seasonal debut when runner up in a listed contest at Naas last month. With plenty of improvement likely on this much faster surface, this classy filly can prove too strong for her rivals. Laganore is very smart on her day but may just need this first run of the year having finished third in an Italian Group 1 event last October although any overnight rain would certainly be in her favour while Creggs Pipes enjoyed a terrific time of things in 2016 and this bold front running type won’t be easily passed. Turret Rocks showed fine form at a high level last year and is likely to figure while Sea Swift is another lightly raced filly who could make her presence felt.

Exacta: 3 – 9 (Somehow/Turret Rocks)

Trifecta: 3 - 9 – 8 (Somehow/Turret Rocks/Sea Swift)


4.05 - Taj Mahal - Gowran Park Festival Of Speed Race – Win

After a fine effort when runner up to the potentially top class Orderofthegarter at Leopardstown a few weeks ago, Taj Mahal is sure to take a lot of beating in this contest. Brutal owes his high rating to his fifth placing in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last October and can improve enough on his recent comeback run to go close while Chronicles battled well to win a Navan maiden last month and should feature very prominently. An interesting contender is Red Label who won a Leicester maiden last October when trained in England and hails from a stable very much in form of late.

Exacta: 4 – 2 (Taj Mahal/Chronicles)

Trifecta: 4 - 2 – 1 (Taj Mahal/Chronicles/Brutal)


4.35- Keep Believing - Gowran Park Golf Open Singles Handicap – Each/Way

Not an easy race to sort out but perhaps Keep Believing can follow up a recent Navan victory despite having to race from a much higher rating. His earlier form when runner up at Cork on testing ground was also a fine effort and he is an improving sort. Pronounced has run quite well in handicaps at Dundalk in recent months and a forward showing is very likely today while Cashless is running for the first time in a handicap here and could be worth noting in the betting market. Landline was not disgraced on his first handicap start at Cork a couple of weeks ago and today’s faster ground may be more in his favour here with the ex-English trained Shawami a possibility on his first start for trainer Jessica Harrington.

Exacta: 4 – 10 (Keep Believing/Pronounced)

Trifecta: 4 - 10 – 5 (Keep Believing/Pronounced/Shawami)


5.05 - Smiling Emily - Kilkenny Country Music Festival Handicap – Each/Way

Despite a wide draw, Smiling Emily might be good enough to go close after a decent effort when third at Navan last month. Easy Boy looks a big threat after running well at Dundalk during the spring while stable companion No Way Jack finds it hard to win but has definite claims if the rains arrive. Oor Jock is a very consistent performer at this level and should again be on the premises while Not A Bad Oul Day has won over this course before and is possibly one to note in the betting exchanges. White Lotus was probably unsuited by the 12f trip at Dundalk last time but has decent form over this type of trip and a more forward showing can be expected here.

Exacta: 15 – 7 (Smiling Emily/Easy Boy)

Trifecta: 15 - 7 – 5 (Smiling Emily/Easy Boy/Oor Jock)