Limerick

  • 13:40 Greenmount Park Novice Chase 2m 3f 120y

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.60s
  • Off time: 13:40:38
13:40 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Argocat (IRE) 9/4
2nd Snooze (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F22-412 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 h P Nolan D N Russell 134 5/16.00
2 2P5-021 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-6 W P Mullins E Mullins 147 8/111.73
3 067612 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Snooze (FR) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-6 Mrs S A Bramall I J McCarthy 130 14/115.00
4 09P-S14 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Tillahow (IRE) 32
Course Winner
5 11-6 M F Morris M J Ferris 128 16/117.00
5 319-712 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Argocat (IRE) 59
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-9 T J Taaffe Andrew J McNamara 143 9/43.25

Verdict

Willie Mullins won this a year ago with Sir Des Champs and can follow suit with MIKAEL D'HAGUENET. Nine times a winner over timber including three at Grade 1 level, he's been very frustrating over fences but had a nice confidence-booster at Punchestown and hopefully has finally got his act together. Far Away So Close, another decent hurdler though not in the same class as the selection, is progressing over fences and followed a victory over the C&D with a good run in a very competitive Fairyhouse handicap where he was attempting to concede the winner 9lb. The four-year-old Argocat was only just touched off by the promising Twinlight in a Grade 3 novice chase at Galway and neither Tillahow nor Snooze are out of this though both would need to improve.