• 16:35 Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase 3m

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,375 4th €1,125
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 25.50s
  • Off time: 16:36:15
16:35 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Argocat (IRE) 2/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 538116 White, emerald green diamond, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Noras Fancy (IRE) 21
Course Winner
7 11-1 bt J J Mangan P F Mangan 135 7/24.50
4 9-71210 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Argocat (IRE) 24
Course Winner
5 10-13 T J Taaffe B J Cooper 146 2/51.40
5 665P02 Royal blue, light blue spots, brown cap, emerald green spots Shabra Charity (IRE) 4
8 10-10 t P O Brady A P Heskin 114 11/26.50
Non runners
1214122Tofino Bay (IRE)1011-8D T HughesD N Russell151
252-2137Vesper Bell (IRE)711-3W P MullinsR Walsh138


Shabra Charity makes a quick reappearance after being beaten a long way into second at Downpatrick on Wednesday and was a distance behind TOFINO BAY in a Grade 2 at Naas in January. The winner finished runner-up in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham and will be very difficult to beat here. Back In Focus won the latter race for Willie Mullins, who saddles Vesper Bell here. He's turning into a really strong staying type whose latest runs at Punchestown and Cheltenham point to another big effort. Neither Noras Fancy nor Argocat can be dismissed in this small field as both have won at this track in the past.