Limerick

  • 20:10 Greenmount Apprentice Handicap 1m 3f 70y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 20:11:37
20:10 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Placere (IRE) 9/4
2nd Positive Vibes 20/1
3rd Catch Light 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 676-54 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Placere (IRE) 16
4 10-0 R Brabazon D A Parkes (4) 64 9/43.25
2 (4) 876-145 EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red armlet, red cap Star Of Aragon (IRE) 14
6 10-0 J Nash R Dawson (2) 64 4/15.00
3 (2) 632760- Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, white sleeves, royal blue diabolo, royal blue & yellow check cap Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 238
4 9-12 D Cullen K C Sexton (4) 62 7/18.00
5 (7) 977-079 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 9
6 9-3 t J C McConnell R Coakley (2) 53 14/115.00
6 (3) 062380 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Saint By Day (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 9-2 pt M Halford P M Donnelly (7) 52 12/113.00
7 (9) 000- RED, white star & chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white stars Apache Gold (IRE) 338
4 8-11 P Breen Katherine S O'Brien (2) 47 11/112.00
8 (15) 70-7480 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Catch Light 16
4 8-11 t P J Flynn Megan Carberry (4) 47 14/115.00
9 (6) 06-7584 YELLOW, royal blue sash, quartered cap Coppers (IRE) 22
6 8-11 Miss H McLoughlin R A Doyle (2) 47 9/110.00
10 (10) 23750-0 WHITE & BLACK DIAMONDS, black seams on sleeves, striped cap Derby Desire (IRE) 20
8 8-11 t Miss Dunphy G J Phillips (2) 47 20/121.00
11 (12) 754 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Farranderry (IRE) 11
3 8-11 T Doyle Sammy Jo Bell (2) 60 14/115.00
12 (13) 0/962S4- ROYAL BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap Princess Tuptin (IRE) 314
4 8-11 T J O'Mara P C O'Donnell (7) 47 14/115.00
13 (5) 0035-00 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Sir Cecil's Girl (IRE) 9
4 8-11 bt J C McConnell C T Keane 47 16/117.00
15 (16) 040694 BLACK, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Tohugo (IRE) 13
3 8-7 p Michael Mulvany Gary Paul Halpin (4) 56 10/111.00
16 (1) 980-8 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES Positive Vibes 34
3 8-4 A L T Moore C J Elliott (4) 48 20/121.00
Non runners
4 (8)040-301Mellow Manner (IRE)49-4A J McNamaraS A Gray54
14 (11)700-0Stay In My Heart (IRE)38-7C F SwanJames J Doyle56
17000/805Killdunne (IRE)59-1M WintersReserve 151

Verdict

Mellow Manner was brought with a well-timed effort to score over a mile at Killarney but has never tackled beyond that trip on the Flat and she's run poorly when tried over hurdles. Coppers has had two placed efforts in 22 starts, both on Polytrack, so it's difficult to work up enthusiasm for her while Farranderry makes her handicap debut and hasn't shown much so far. STAR OF ARAGON has the strongest form of any of these and has generally been in good heart on the level and over timber. He is better over further but these races are often run at a furious gallop and his stamina can come into play. He gets the nod over the lightly-raced and promising Placere, a very good fourth behind Scots Gaelic at Fairyhouse on his handicap debut a couple of weeks ago.