• 17:55 Mayo News Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.40s
  • Off time: 17:55:09
17:55 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bob Le Beau (IRE) 9/2
2nd Phillys Fancy (IRE) 7/2
3rd Spot Fine 13/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 425 Emerald green, black star, black diamonds on cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 9/25.50
2 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, red cap, blue spots Lightening Stricks (IRE) 270
6 11-12 t M J Tynan B T O'Connell 20/121.00
3 1U30-B Yellow, black braces, black seams on sleeves, black star on cap Mr Groocock 34
Distance Winner
8 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/18.00
4 9/P ROYAL BLUE, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves & cap Petomic (IRE) 56
8 11-12 b P J Gilligan A E Lynch 66/167.00
5 0- YELLOW, light green star, light green stars on sleeves, light green star on cap Scary Movie (IRE) 117
8 11-12 E Butterly K M Donoghue (3) 33/134.00
6 1- PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Well Read Man (IRE) 441
6 11-12 t1 W P Mullins D J Casey 6/17.00
7 P/P2-0 Light blue, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves & cap Banned In Bhutan (IRE) 60
6 11-4 A Murray N P Madden 50/151.00
8 07 Emerald Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Caoimhes Star (IRE) 5
7 11-4 G T Lynch A P Heskin 66/167.00
9 4FR-P9U Maroon & white check, white stars on sleeves, white cap Castlemcniff (IRE) 30
7 11-4 t S J Mahon I J McCarthy (3) 66/167.00
10 50895P- CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop Porlock Bay (IRE) 93
6 11-4 C Ross B M Cash 40/141.00
11 600-332 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Spot Fine 11
7 11-4 t M F Morris B J Geraghty 109 13/82.62
12 90 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc & sleeves, red & white striped cap Spot The Header (IRE) 14
6 11-4 K A Heffernan J L Cullen 66/167.00
13 88/P8P7- Red, royal blue chevron & sleeves, red cap Caitlin Brook (IRE) 230
6 10-11 S Ryan R M Moran 33/134.00
14 38/2 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Phillys Fancy (IRE) 56
8 10-11 J P Ryan D E Splaine (5) 7/24.50
16 63F-UPP WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Mon Carlos (IRE) 39
6 11-4 t S J Mahon R T Dunne (3) 25/126.00
Non runners
159-75053Xolani (IRE)710-11G B CaldwellJ B Kane
17F/07Backinyourbox (IRE)611-4E CawleyReserve 2
18U/00-Four Kicks (IRE)710-11G ElliottReserve 3


Bob Le Beau, runner-up on fast going at Down Royal last month, started odds-on to go one better at Limerick but ran a shocker. He'll need to bounce back in what looks a strong maiden in which SPOT FINE is handed the vote. He showed his liking for this surface when narrowly beaten by Fairview Star at Cork where he was only headed close home. Phillys Fancy has plenty of potential and made a very promising start over timber behind Tangled Web here in May while Lightening Stricks has been going well on the Flat and has to be of interest in this company. Well Read Man hasn't been seen since making a winning bumper debut on soft ground at Punchestown in May last year but that's rarely a problem for one of Willie Mullins so he's an obvious threat.