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16:15 Limerick (IRE)

Croom Claiming Race

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 150y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,000
  • 2nd: €2,000
  • 3rd: €1,000
  • 4th: €500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 23.68s
  • Off Time: 16:15:33
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - Yellow, black disc, black spots on sleeves, black cap
11/4
  • Form 78090-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 72

prominent, soon disputed lead, led inside 1st 2f, joined over 2f out, headed from 1f out, one pace

2(2)
Silk - Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap

Affable

3 t
18/1
  • Form 146-004
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 64

prominent, closed up travelling smoothly into straight, on terms over 2f out, soon pushed along, headed from 1f out, one pace

3(7)
Silk - MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13

prominent early, soon chased leaders, pushed along into straight, soon no extra and weakened

4(12)
Silk - WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars

Turbine (IRE)

68 t D
4/1
  • Form 610/18-0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 80

soon chased leaders, pushed along into straight, soon one pace

5(10)
Silk - White & royal blue chevrons, red cap

Atlas (IRE)

17 b D
7/1
  • Form 769792
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 73

waited with, soon rear of mid-division, headway but no impression when slightly impeded over 1f out, ran on without troubling winner inside final furlong

6(11)
Silk - DARK BLUE, light blue sash, pink cap
  • Form 0-770
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 59

a little slow into stride, towards rear, soon raced in detached last and pushed along, some headway from before straight, kept on without threatening final furlong

7(3)
Silk - Orange, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamonds on cap
5/4
  • Form 24552
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 75

soon mid-division, closed travelling smoothly straight, challenged and on terms over 1f out, soon led, quickly asserted and stayed on well

8(1)
Silk - Yellow, royal blue hoop, yellow sleeves, royal blue star on cap
20/1
  • Form 001
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 76

a little slow into stride, towards rear early, soon rear of mid-division, some headway between horses towards outer into straight, ran on without threatening inside final furlong

9(5)
Silk - ORANGE, brown seams, emerald green & yellow quartered cap
  • Form 068000
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 62

unseated rider in stalls beforehand, soon chased leaders on outer, pushed along into straight, soon one pace

10(6)
Silk - ORANGE, brown seams, green cap
  • Form 14-0920
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 57

led early, soon joined, headed inside 1st 2f, pushed along in 2nd before straight, soon lost position and one pace

11(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & ORANGE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white star
40/1
  • Form 3007-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 70

soon prominent, pushed along in 4th before straight, no impression when slightly impeded inside final furlong and switched left, one pace

12(8)
Silk - White, yellow star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star
200/1
  • Form 0000-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13

dwelt, towards rear, a little keen, one pace straight

In depth

Verdict

Denis Hogan has two entries here; Atlas, who was narrowly beaten in a Tipperary claimer early this month under Izzy Clifton, and the top-rated Turbine, the winner of a Leopardstown handicap a year ago who has only had two subsequent starts. Thunder Rain hadn't shown much in two maidens but attracted support in a maiden claimer at Roscommon and duly obliged. There's probably a bit more improvement in his but Colin Keane, who rode him, is on board GEGENPRESSING for his retained stable and his mount has performed well enough in two handicaps to suggest he'll be good enough to win at this level.

Formwatch

Howling Wolf (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Raced in 4th early, 3rd approaching halfway, effort in 2nd from 3f out, on terms straight, headed and one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 3 3/4l behind Midnight Fire (9-9) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Apr.

Affable 3-1 (9-6) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, ridden and dropped to 4th 1f out, soon no extra, weakened, 4th of 10, 15l behind Big Challenge (9-4) at Sligo 1m 5f Yielding in Jun.

Sweetness (IRE) Ivawood filly out of Mimbleberry.

Turbine (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Pushed along briefly early, prominent, soon 3rd, pushed along again before straight, soon lost position behind horses and no impression, 14th of 16, 7l behind Real Appeal (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Apr.

Atlas (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, ridden to progress 2f out, closer in 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, pressed winner close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Spanish Tenor (10-4) at Tipperary 7f Yielding in Jun.

Stay Thinking (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, ridden and no impression under 2f out, no extra, never a factor, 13th of 15, 12 1/4l behind The Alpha Man (9-6) at Limerick 1m hcp gd in Jun.

Gegenpressing 5-1 (9-13) Chased leader disputing 2nd, went 2nd 2f out, pressed winner over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind New Hill (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gd in Jun.

Thunder Rain (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, 10th halfway, pushed along in 7th on outer 2f out, ridden and good headway to challenge over 1f out, led final 150 yards, kept on well, won at Roscommon 7f mdn Good - Yielding in May beating Knocknakilla (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.

Kuwait Direction (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) A little slow into stride, soon in rear and pushed along at stages, never a factor, 11th of 12, 18l behind Is That Love (9-10) at Sligo 6f Yielding - Soft in May.

Robert Guiscard (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Edged left and bumped rival leaving stalls, soon tracked leader, 5th halfway, under pressure 3 1/2f out, lost place and weakened over 2f out, 18th of 20, 29 1/2l behind Drummer (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Jun.

The Blue Garter 100-1 (9-4) Prominent early, 9th before halfway, no extra from over 2f out, 21st of 28, 28 1/2l behind Zephron (10-0) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in May.

Enya Va (IRE) 250-1 (9-2) A little slow into stride, waited with, a little keen, 10th approaching halfway, no extra from under 2f out, last of 14, 21 1/4l behind Russian River (9-2) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Nov.