Limerick

  • 14:10 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden6f 160y

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
  • Going: Yielding to Soft (Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.11s
  • Off time: 14:13:26
14:10 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Expedition 11/4
2nd Ruler Of France 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 7 Black & pink quartered, halved sleeves, black cap Captain Moonlite (IRE) 42
2 9-5 T Stack W J Lee 14/115.00
3 (6) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Expedition
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 11/43.75
4 (8) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focussed (IRE)
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 5/23.50
5 (5) Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Gone Viral (IRE)
2 9-5 Ms S Lavery I J Brennan (3) 28/129.00
6 (7) 45 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Highland Falcon 28
2 9-5 D K Weld L F Roche (3) 4/15.00
8 (1) Dark Blue Ruler Of France
2 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 7/24.50
9 (2) 64 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Tom Dooley (IRE) 21
2 9-5 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 6/17.00
Non runners
2 (3)Dunderrow (IRE)29-5J J MurphyB A Curtis
7 (9)Master Of Time (IRE)29-5P D DeeganC D Hayes

Verdict

Highland Falcon had Tom Dooley behind on opening day at the Curragh and his subsequent run in better company suggests he'll come out on top of the pair again though this should go to a newcomer. EXPEDITION is very speedily-bred and should be a real flyer. Aidan O'Brien's youngsters seem more forward than usual and the Oasis Dream colt should have the edge. Focussed represents Jim Bolger, who has made such a good start to the campaign, and he has enough pace in his pedigree to get into the mix while the 170,000gns yearling Ruler Of France is another to keep an eye on.