Limerick

  • 14:40 Kerry Group E.B.F. Mares Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €21,450 2nd €6,270 3rd €2,970 4th €990
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:35
14:40 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Katie T (IRE) 13/2
2nd Urticaire (FR) 9/10
3rd Que Pasa (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 011315 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Emily Gray (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 T E Hyde M J Ferris 117 7/18.00
2 121125 Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap Que Pasa (IRE) 135
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-5 David Kelly D J Condon 130 9/110.00
3 213821 Purple, white stars, pink sleeves, mauve cap, white stars Katie T (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 K Prendergast A P Heskin 121 13/27.50
4 13331P Dark blue, white stars, halved sleeves, white cap Love On Top (IRE) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 J J Walsh Mr A McCurtin 120 33/134.00
5 171-51P LIGHT BLUE, black disc, light blue cap, red star Railway Zira (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 David Kelly S W Flanagan 10/111.00
6 0-21914 Grey & orange quartered, orange sleeves, quartered cap Sunday Serenade (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 Peter Fahey D N Russell 13/27.50
7 P46231 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white & red striped sleeves, red cap The Cookie Jar (IRE) 84
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 C A Murphy J S McGarvey 116 20/121.00
8 211-152 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Urticaire (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 W P Mullins P F Mangan 134 9/101.90

Verdict

Que Pasa is comfortably the pick of those with an official rating as she was narrowly beaten in a similar race to this at Tipperary in October. However, her three victories have come on very much faster ground and today's conditions are likely to be against her. Katie T landed a strong maiden at Naas last month but was earlier put in her place by URTICAIRE at Navan. Willie Mullins' mare has twice been beaten subsequently, though over longer trips, and a return to the minimum can see her back on track. Dual bumper winner Railway Zira looked a nice hurdling recruit when landing a Punchestown maiden in January then found 3m much too far in a Grade 3 at Clonmel the following month.