Limerick

  • 14:45 www.limerickraces.ie Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.40s
  • Off time: 14:45:20
14:45 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rightville Boy (IRE) 4/1
2nd Suffren (USA) 7/1
3rd Count Salazar (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 122215 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 25
Course Winner
9 11-12 p E Doyle J S McGarvey (5) 109 2/13.00
2 57/24-70 Black, yellow disc, yellow armlet, white cap Joseph Lister 39
7 11-12 Brian M McMahon J McGrath (3) 109 16/117.00
3 002128 White, red hollow box, striped sleeves, red cap Rightville Boy (IRE) 18
6 11-10 h P Neville K C Sexton (5) 107 4/15.00
4 66621/0 DARK BLUE, white sash, red sleeves, dark blue armlet, dark blue & white quartered cap Ghareer (IRE) 103
10 11-9 J Morrison P F Mangan 106 25/126.00
5 50042/5 Red, white cap Suffren (USA) 24
8 11-7 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 104 7/18.00
6 228940 Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap Sacre Malta (FR) 11
Course Winner
8 11-6 William P Murphy C M Walsh (7) 103 7/18.00
7 17505P/ MAUVE, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, mauve seams, dark blue cap, mauve star Asymmetrical (IRE) 730
8 11-3 t J M Barrett R M Moran 100 33/134.00
8 037303 BROWN, red sash & cap Special Token (IRE) 13
Course Winner
9 10-12 p J P O'Keeffe M J Ferris 95 8/19.00
9 0904- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Explosive Issues (IRE) 467
7 10-4 P Byrne A P Heskin 87 33/134.00
10 2237P3 DARK GREEN & YELLOW CHECK, white sleeves, dark green & yellow check cap Theoystercatcher (IRE) 17
8 10-1 P A Fahy D J Condon 84 7/18.00
11 0U0700 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, emerald green cap, yellow stars Shanaghy Sunrise (IRE) 136
6 9-13 G T Lynch B R Dalton (3) 82 40/141.00
12 058-87B ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, emerald green cap Dosco's Dream (IRE) 66
11 9-11 bt James Wilkinson Rachael Blackmore (7) 80 33/134.00

Verdict

Rightville Boy had been in fine form before a poor run at Gowran where a couple of errors put paid to his chances. Suffren was having his first start for almost three years when showing up nicely over a trip too short at Navan last month. He should be in the firing-line and though Sacre Malta has been a bit inconsistent he ran a cracking race here in December and is just 1lb higher. Special Token ran well at Cork last time but has a very poor strike-rate while Theoystercatcher has yet to win a race but has come close on several occasions, including at Downpatrick last time where she stayed on strongly over a slightly shorter trip than this. COUNT SALAZAR has been very consistent over fences and was having his first start since October when running well over this course and distance last month. He's on a 26lb lower mark over hurdles and won't mind the conditions so looks the one to be on.