Limerick

  • 18:15 Greenmount Conference Centre Mares Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €699 4th €400
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.60s
  • Off time: 18:15:52
18:15 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rheinland (IRE) 5/1
2nd The Grey Express 11/2
3rd Our Ellie B (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8-07 Dark green, yellow braces & sleeves, hooped cap Baako (IRE) 64
6 11-7 A P Kelly I J McCarthy (5) 50/151.00
2 96U87-U Black & red halved, sleeves reversed, hooped cap Castletown Lass (IRE) 10
6 11-7 M M Lynch T J Doyle 33/134.00
3 040-55P WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Diamond Key (IRE) 20
7 11-7 E Doyle J R Barry 90 25/126.00
4 160/0P- RED, black triple diamond, quartered cap Dixie Lady (IRE) 204
7 11-7 P Nolan A P Cawley 33/134.00
5 21-4732 BLACK, orange panel, orange star on cap Ennisnag (IRE) 20
6 11-7 M T Moran M Darcy 6/17.00
6 3/1044-0 Royal blue, white triple diamond, white stars on cap Flamingos Gold (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
8 11-7 R Murphy D N Russell 20/121.00
7 13-2221 White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves & cap Glibin (IRE) 8
6 11-7 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill (5) 15/82.88
8 3806-06 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, red cap Hill Of Dyrick (IRE) 8
6 11-7 t1 D A Kiely M W Bowes (5) 88 33/134.00
9 232-5P4 White & black hoops, white sleeves, white & red hooped cap Hollyville (IRE) 18
6 11-7 C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 16/117.00
10 2485 Red & white check, red cap Lucy's Legend (IRE) 20
5 11-7 W J Burke R J Jones (5) 33/134.00
11 85-2 Black, white star & sleeves, red cap, white star Milano Bay (IRE) 20
5 11-7 Patrick Cronin P A Gallagher (5) 12/113.00
12 635/11-4 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Noosa (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
5 11-7 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 8/19.00
13 8-045 Black, red panel & sleeves, red cap Our Ellie B (IRE) 18
5 11-7 T Cooper B J Cooper (3) 25/126.00
14 0-0P BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 20
5 11-7 Mrs P Dobbs J L Cullen 66/167.00
15 5901-02 RED, white Cross of Lorraine, white & orange hooped cap Rheinland (IRE) 10
5 11-7 A Leahy E J McNamara 110 5/16.00
16 P BLACK, large yellow spots, yellow spots on sleeves, black cap, yellow spots Secret Oscar (IRE) 20
7 11-7 G Hussey T P Treacy 100/1101.00
17 1634-04 YELLOW, white spots, white sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, white spots The Grey Express 20
6 11-7 P A Fahy B J Geraghty 106 11/26.50

Verdict

Bumper winner The Grey Express ran her best race to date over timber when sent over this trip at Roscommon last August and ran well at Wexford earlier this month when fourth behind Amazon Warrior. Runner-up in the latter event on his debut over timber was MILANO BAY, who had shown ability in bumpers previously and should be good enough to land this. Winning point-to-pointer Ennisnag has produced strong performances at Gowran and Wexford recently and should prove a threat to all while another winner between the flags, Glibin, finally got off the mark under Rules when landing a Downpatrick bumper and should make a fair hurdler. The progressive Rheinland and dual winning point-to-pointer Noosa are others to consider in an open maiden.