Killarney

  • 17:10 Sika Signs Maiden1m 6f

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 6.71s
  • Off time: 17:11:31
17:10 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 13/10
2nd Train Of Thought (IRE) 9/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 106
Course Winner
11 10-5 t T Mullins F M Berry 16/117.00
2 (1) YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE QUARTERED, royal blue sleeves, check cap Lagan Canal (IRE) 10
6 10-5 A J Martin R Walsh 13/27.50
3 (4) 6 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Regusci (IRE) 11
5 10-5 A J Martin R C Colgan 40/141.00
4 (3) 32622-3 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Train Of Thought (IRE) 13
5 10-5 b D K Weld P J Smullen 79 9/52.80
5 (6) 4220 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap Gerdago (IRE) 20
3 9-5 p1 K J Condon S Foley 73 10/111.00
6 (2) 7 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Keychain (IRE) 37
3 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 16/117.00
7 (5) 8 Dark Blue Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 100
3 9-5 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 13/102.30

Verdict

Bob Lingo warmed up for his spectacular victory in the Galway Plate by running second in this a year ago. He was beaten 12l, however, and will surely find the ground too quick this time. Aidan O'Brien was the successful trainer last year and though today's representative Royal Irish Hussar was beaten out of sight on his belated debut in April there's probably much more to come. Train Of Thought, a novice hurdle winner at last season's Galway Festival, is another likely to be warming up for another crack and there must have been something amiss with Gerdago at Tipperary last time as he'd shown promise earlier. LAGAN CANAL has won two of his last three races in bumpers on fast going and should have enough pace to see off these rivals with conditions in his favour.