Limerick

  • 12:30 Anglo Printers Maiden Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.80s
  • Off time: 12:31:07
12:30 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE) 6/4
2nd Feenakilmeedy (IRE) 25/1
3rd Ibsen (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 900 Dark blue, yellow disc, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Banner Roar (IRE) 39
6 11-12 S J Mahon C D Timmons (7) 33/134.00
2 U21632/ Light blue, black star & sleeves, quartered cap Bless N'ject (IRE) 879
8 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 3/14.00
3 P32F19- PINK, black panel, pink cap Easy To See (IRE) 269
6 11-12 p Norman Lee A P Heskin 50/151.00
4 29/0950 WHITE, red triple diamond, halved sleeves, quartered cap Merry In Moscow (IRE) 18
9 11-12 E M O'Sullivan Mr E D Linehan (5) 87 50/151.00
5 4211F/8 DARK GREEN & BEIGE CHEVRONS, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star Paul Kristian (IRE) 47
10 11-12 Edmond Kent P F Mangan 8/19.00
6 65-0303 YELLOW, emerald green sash, yellow cap Ring Ben (IRE) 21
7 11-12 P C O'Connor Mr D L Queally (5) 102 10/111.00
7 P-PF8 Emerald green & red diamonds, em green slvs, em green cap, red diamond A Pint Ahead (IRE) 18
4 11-8 D Hassett B T O'Connell 50/151.00
8 P-0 ROYAL BLUE, white triple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap Contadina (IRE) 47
4 11-8 E U Hales J L Cullen 50/151.00
9 U1-3236 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE) 19
4 11-8 h M F Morris M A Enright 118 6/42.50
10 2229-9 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Ibsen (IRE) 98
4 11-8 J J Murphy D E Splaine (3) 114 5/16.00
11 0 YELLOW, black spots, red sleeves, black cap Tale Of A Champion (IRE) 19
4 11-8 D E Fitzgerald M J Bolger 33/134.00
12 0 YELLOW, maroon disc & spots on sleeves, maroon cap Vic Approach (IRE) 19
4 11-8 D E Fitzgerald J P Holly (7) 50/151.00
13 Royal blue, large orange spots, black sleeves, emerald green cap Winter Breeze (IRE)
4 11-8 M Winters M J Ferris 16/117.00
14 0 ROYAL BLUE, white & royal blue halved sleeves, emerald green & white quartered cap Feenakilmeedy (IRE) 85
5 11-5 C Byrnes Mr R J Jones 25/126.00
15 5F1/ Black, white cross sashes, white sleeves, black cap, white star Leos Gift (IRE) 1055
7 11-5 J J Murphy R Loughran 20/121.00
16 PP-300 RED, black spots on body, sleeves & cap Oatfield Lady (IRE) 11
6 11-5 R Tyner P T Enright 25/126.00
17 0 Dark blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlet, black & white check cap Ridgewood Lady (IRE) 46
6 11-5 P J Gilligan G Malone (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

An absence since July 2011 is obviously a concern but the fact that Willie Mullins has persevered with BLESS N'JECT suggests that he's expected to make his mark over hurdles this campaign and the Ballinrobe bumper winner doesn't have too much to beat. Horendus Hulabaloo has some decent form against strong opposition and this winning point-to-pointer will be suited by what should be a stiff test of stamina. He looks a threat as does Ibsen, whose close second to Flaxen Flare at Leopardstown a year ago is the best form on offer though he hasn't quite managed a repeat. Ring Ben looks best of the remainder.