Limerick

  • 17:25 Follow Limerick Racecourse On Facebook Handicap 1m 3f 70y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 44.89s
  • Off time: 17:26:40
17:25 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speed Dial 11/2
2nd Gothen Niece (IRE) 16/1
3rd Killourney Empress (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 260600/ WHITE, beige stag's head, red cap Peacock's Pride 272
8 10-0 Steven E Ryder J A Heffernan 65 25/126.00
2 (6) 061433- EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Castle Guest (IRE) 135
Beaten Favourite
4 9-13 M Halford S Foley 64 5/16.00
3 (8) 50-9622 Orange, purple panel, purple seams on sleeves, striped cap Massabini (USA) 72
Beaten Favourite
5 9-12 b Mrs D Coleman N G McCullagh 63 10/111.00
4 (2) 327/60-0 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 8
5 9-12 p Mrs J Harrington C J Elliott (10) 63 14/115.00
5 (7) 9625-27 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Quill And Vellum (IRE) 15
5 9-9 t J S Bolger K J Manning 60 11/26.50
6 (15) 0/790-10 Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Speed Dial 13
Beaten Favourite
8 9-9 P Hughes C O'Donoghue 60 11/26.50
7 (9) 0-08 Royal blue, white stars, white & red striped sleeves & cap Athassel 72
4 9-3 p1 T J O'Mara W M Lordan 54 20/121.00
8 (4) 27139-0 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 38
9 9-3 C P Donoghue L P Dempsey (7) 54 16/117.00
9 (13) 27-2083 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Lady Lyrath (IRE) 30
6 9-3 b S M Duffy C R King (7) 54 10/111.00
10 (12) 086/2- Light blue & yellow halved, yellow sleeves, light blue cap Little Green (IRE) 293
Beaten Favourite
6 9-3 E McNamara E J McNamara 54 9/43.25
11 (5) 500263- Royal blue, black braces, black seams on sleeves, black cap Sian (IRE) 216
4 9-3 Mrs P Dobbs C P Hoban (3) 54 12/113.00
13 (11) 588458- Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Killourney Empress (IRE) 223
4 8-10 T Doyle L F Roche (3) 47 20/121.00
14 (14) 00-50 WHITE, orange hoop, orange cap with white hoop Knockdoha (IRE) 15
8 8-10 A Walker F Lynch 47 20/121.00
15 (1) 07-07 Maroon, white panel, white & maroon halved sleeves, maroon & white quartered cap Pleasing Sunset (IRE) 65
5 8-10 J Hagan S A Gray (5) 47 20/121.00
16 (16) 00S043- ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Skiing In Tune (IRE) 252
7 8-10 P J Flynn I T Queally (10) 47 12/113.00
Non runners
12 (3)67/70-13Mad For Road (IRE)49-0N MaddenF M Berry51
1790680/3-Not My Idea (IRE)68-11P J FlynnReserve 148
1866/356-0Mutiska (IRE)69-8E DoyleReserve 259
19000/8-27Hurricane Season58-10N MaddenReserve 347

Verdict

SPEED DIAL has been in good form on the Flat and over timber and scored over 1m4f at Gowran last month so he looks reasonably treated and can get back to winning ways. Mad For Road didn't appear to be suited by 2m at Dundalk after scoring over 1m4f there so should be thereabouts while Massabini has also been in good form at Dundalk though it's disconcerting to find him still a maiden after 18 starts. Lady Lyrath has exactly the same strike-rate but she will surely be winning soon while Sian produced two very good efforts on this sort of ground last summer. Castle Guest is capable of winning this if ready after a break despite being 17lb higher than his only success to date.