Limerick

  • 14:15 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.50s
  • Off time: 14:15:54
14:15 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Emperor (IRE) 6/4
2nd Drumacoo (IRE) 40/1
3rd Royal Vic (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/0 CERISE Avidius Cassius (IRE) 74
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 20/121.00
2 0-7 Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Ballyadam Oscar (IRE) 18
7 11-12 T O'Brien R M Power 50/151.00
3 P-41475 Light blue, yellow star, yellow cap, light blue diamonds Classic Jewel (IRE) 129
7 11-12 Ronald Curran Mr E P O'Brien (7) 66/167.00
4 FB Emerald green, white panel, white armlet, striped cap Dellaheena Lad (IRE) 31
6 11-12 J G Sheehan M J Ferris 66/167.00
5 F20 Mauve, dark blue cross sashes, red cap Drumacoo (IRE) 74
5 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 40/141.00
6 492726 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars He Rock's (IRE) 39
5 11-12 S J Mahon R C Colgan 25/126.00
7 1/4-7 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Lord Of Lords (IRE) 132
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 5/23.50
8 Yellow, yellow & light green check sleeves, light green cap Lunch Master (IRE)
5 11-12 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 66/167.00
9 1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Noble Emperor (IRE) 24
6 11-12 A J Martin M P Walsh 6/42.50
10 99 DARK GREEN & BEIGE CHEVRONS, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star Rock Gone (IRE) 13
6 11-12 Edmond Kent P F Mangan 66/167.00
11 254/R00 Royal blue, large white spots, white sleeves & cap Royal Vic (IRE) 143
7 11-12 C Byrnes D N Russell 8/19.00
12 268742 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes & cap Stolberg (IRE) 10
6 11-12 t A J McNamara Andrew J McNamara 106 9/25.50
13 P-F3F56 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Top Man Tim (IRE) 6
7 11-12 M Cullinane Mr E J O'connell 66/167.00
14 61443 ROYAL BLUE, red star & stars on sleeves, hooped cap Trust No One (IRE) 24
5 11-12 P A Fahy D J Condon 16/117.00
15 76-U677 BLACK, white star & sleeves, black cap, pink star Found It (IRE) 13
7 11-5 R J Tierney Mr D T Atkinson (7) 50/151.00
16 3F4350 Yellow, emerald green sash & sleeves, emerald green cap Green Diesel (IRE) 20
7 11-5 G T Lynch B F Cawley (5) 50/151.00
17 0 RED, white sash & armlet, hooped cap Megan's Vic (IRE) 248
6 11-5 Mrs H Lee I J McCarthy (3) 100/1101.00

Verdict

NOBLE EMPEROR made a huge impression on his bumper debut at Navan where he easily outpointed the well-supported Virtuoso Rouge with the remainder well beaten. Tony Martin's charge has all the credentials to make a very useful hurdler, beginning here. Stolberg has some decent form to his credit but had a barren spell until showing signs of a return over the minimum trip here last month. Lord Of Lords won a bumper at Navan on his debut two years ago by 23 lengths and showed plenty of promise on his hurdling debut later that year. He didn't reappear until last November where he started odds-on but was well beaten so clearly has his problems. He Rock's has been chasing and makes his debut over timber.