Limerick

  • 15:15 Askeaton Beginners Chase2m 3f 120y

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.50s
  • Off time: 15:15:23
15:15 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gift Of Dgab (IRE) Evs
2nd The Engineer (IRE) 9/2
3rd Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 25516-5 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, white star on cap Dun Masc (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 14/115.00
2 2/1110-F Pink, Emerald Green spots, Pink sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Pink spots Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
6 11-12 Ms Debbie Hartnett Mr M J O'Connor 10/111.00
4 30543-6 BLACK & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap, yellow spots Fourth Class (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 14/115.00
5 2212-50 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 191
7 11-12 A J Martin D N Russell Evs2.00
6 03-F007 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Glenmorgan House (IRE) 22
8 11-12 T Cleary J L Cullen 100/1101.00
7 B0-08 Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black diamonds on cap Grandeur Cappy (IRE) 36
6 11-12 Steven E Ryder M W Bowes (5) 100/1101.00
8 1P- Light blue, maroon chevron, halved sleeves, maroon stars on cap Harbour Two (IRE) 239
5 11-12 E O'Grady M J Ferris 50/151.00
9 0-17688 BLACK, pink star, pink cap, black stars Lend A Hand Son (IRE) 9
6 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin (5) 20/121.00
11 3P/5-90F ROYAL BLUE, white star, white stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Mylerstown (IRE) 1
6 11-12 P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 50/151.00
12 5 Brown, white chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Renoyr (FR) 14
6 11-12 Miss E Doyle S W Jackson 50/151.00
13 035-302 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Shane Rock 30
6 11-12 M F Morris B J Cooper 10/111.00
14 83-32 Crazy Quilt The Engineer (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 9/25.50
15 0254-P3 RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 15
8 11-12 S O O'Brien J M Allen 9/25.50
Non runners
32324-43Fists Of Fury (IRE)711-12C ByrnesP T Enright
102/F00Mean What You Say (IRE)711-12O McKiernanR C Colgan

Verdict

Dun Masc ran a nice race on his fencing debut at Punchestown and will strip fitter here. He has to go on the short-list but the jury is out on useful hurdler Fists Of Fury, who ran in snatches when favourite at Galway last month and never looked likely to reward backers. Shane Rock has been placed in three out of four starts over fences but probably needs to progress again to land this and a better long-term prospect may be The Engineer. Placed three times in bumpers, Jessica Harrington has opted to send her five-year-old straight over fences so he's presumably had plenty of schooling. Lend A Hand Son is no forlorn hope but we'll take a chance on the fitness of GIFT OF DGAB, who was thought good enough to contest a couple of Grade 2 events over hurdles last season and won over the smaller obstacles at Navan in February. He's a half-brother to staying chaser Creative Time and could go on to better things than this.