Horse Racing Tips: Timeform’s best bets at Listowel on Monday

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GAOTH CHUIL shaped encouragingly when fifth on her hurdling debut at the Galway Festival, a race in which she was still travelling well when a mistake two out stopped her in her tracks. She had jumped soundly up to that point and her jockey didn’t give her a hard time once it became clear her chance had gone. That experience is sure to bring her on and her form in bumpers suggests she is well capable of winning a race of this nature now up in trip and back against her own sex.

15:05 – TINDER DAN

TINDER DAN seemingly showed fairly useful form when fifth on his hurdling debut at Galway two weeks ago, plugging on to pass the post around 12 lengths behind the smart Darver Star. He was almost certainly flattered by his proximity to that rival, but it was still a very promising start to his career over hurdles. That form clearly sets the standard in this line-up and it looks a good opportunity for him to get off the mark at the second attempt.

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15:35 – EBASARI

EBASARI shaped much better than the bare result when last seen finishing fourth in a big-field handicap at the Galway Festival, doing well to be beaten only five lengths having made a significant error at the final flight. He is only 1lb higher in the weights today and leaves the impression he may yet have a bigger effort in the locker when everything falls right. Making just his third appearance in a handicap, he gets the vote to come out on top in a competitive heat.


SEQUOIASPIRIT caught the eye when filling the runner-up spot at Cork in July, passing the post just a length and a half behind the winner and looking unlucky not to finish a bit closer after meeting trouble two out. He has been running well on the Flat recently and a 3lb higher mark than when lining up at Cork still looks fair now back over hurdles. He’s clearly up to winning an ordinary handicap and today could well be the day.



ELLE PERFECTA wasn’t beaten far when sixth in a listed novice hurdle at the Galway Festival, staying on well to be beaten only two and a quarter and arguably deserving extra credit having been caught further back than ideal. She now makes the switch to handicaps and is very much one to keep on the right side on just her fourth start over hurdles. A mark of 114 certainly looks fair judged on the strength of her Galway form and the step back up in trip could eke out a bit more improvement.

17:05 – GRAND ROI

GRAND ROI is a smart hurdler on his day and the form he showed when last seen finishing third in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse in April was right up there with his best efforts. A lengthy gelding, he has the physique to take well to chasing and this looks an excellent opportunity for him to make a winning start to life in this sphere. He was rated higher over hurdles than any of his six rivals and those with previous experience over fences haven’t shown much.


ABBEYDALE is a half-brother to numerous winners, including the smart hurdler/chaser Irish Saint and the bumper winner/useful hurdler Welsh Saint. Trained by Gordon Elliott, he is in the right hands to have a successful career over jumps himself. The others in this bumper possibly don’t have the same potential and it will be no surprise if he proves capable of making a successful debut.

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