• 13:05 Signsplus Maiden Hurdle2m 3f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.00s
  • Off time: 13:06:03
13:05 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moonshine Lad (IRE) 1/2
2nd Highbrow Blue (IRE) 10/1
3rd Makethedifference (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 27 Royal blue, white cross sashes, yellow cap Afterclass (IRE) 36
5 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 11/26.50
2 3948 Dark blue, yellow disc, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Fluspar (IRE) 36
5 11-12 S J Mahon C D Timmons (7) 20/121.00
3 P1-552 ROYAL BLUE, red spots, royal blue sleeves, red spots on cap Highbrow Blue (IRE) 14
5 11-12 Michael C Griffin G Malone (7) 10/111.00
4 YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, pink cap, light green spots Just A Birdie (IRE)
5 11-12 T J Nagle-Jr M J Bolger 20/121.00
5 8310-P8 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, royal blue cap, yellow star Makethedifference (IRE) 11
5 11-12 E U Hales J L Cullen 14/115.00
6 BLACK, yellow hooped sleeves, red cap, black spots Mardar (IRE)
5 11-12 J J Walsh A McCurtin (7) 16/117.00
7 2P1-1F WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Moonshine Lad (IRE) 36
5 11-12 G Elliott K M Donoghue 1/21.50
8 41-59 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Once And Always (IRE) 18
5 11-12 C Byrnes Mr R J Jones 10/111.00
9 4/437- Emerald green, white cross sashes, yellow sleeves, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Red Solo Cup (IRE) 261
5 11-12 P J Colville Mr M G Cooney (7) 25/126.00
10 30 PURPLE, white hollow box, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Sadler's Stripes 21
5 11-12 t1 C Wilkinson Miss C V Annan (7) 50/151.00
12 P665 WHITE, red sleeves, red cap, white star Vinnie Trenta (IRE) 11
5 11-12 E M O'Sullivan A P Crowe 33/134.00
13 OLD GOLD, emerald green sash, emerald green & white quartered cap Massini Girl (IRE)
5 11-5 P Fenton B T O'Connell 14/115.00
14 0F68UF EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, white cap Monroe's Live (IRE) 28
5 11-5 J Monroe S J Hassett (3) 50/151.00
Non runners
1150Upstager (IRE)511-12P J ColvilleP Townend


Those who backed MOONSHINE LAD at Fairyhouse last time will be looking for compensation though are unlikely to be offer much in the way of value. Gordon Elliott's winning point-to-pointer and bumper was travelling easily in the lead when falling at the second last and there doesn't look much to prevent him taking this. Highbrow Blue was beaten a very long way into second by Wicklow Gold at Tramore so Afterclass may be more of a threat as he made a very encouraging debut over hurdles before surprisingly running in a bumper at Fairyhouse where he didn't have the pace. Massini Girl is one to keep an eye on as she makes her debut as she has a very smart jumper's pedigree.