Limerick

  • 14:20 www.limerickraces.ie Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.20s
  • Off time: 14:20:57
14:20 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Princess Leya (IRE) 7/2
2nd Ningbo Express (IRE) 8/1
3rd Shalamzar (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 8 RED & WHITE HALVED, red sleeves, white cap, black spots Cairde Aris (IRE) 31
5 11-12 J E Kiely Andrew J McNamara 25/126.00
2 00 WHITE, royal blue sash, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap Exit Seven (IRE) 70
5 11-12 T G McCourt C D Maxwell (3) 50/151.00
3 DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Frankie Ballou (IRE)
5 11-12 P J Rothwell Mr E J O'connell 33/134.00
4 Pink, royal blue star, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, white cap Italian Riviera 212
Distance Winner
5 11-12 t1 E McNamara P Townend 13/27.50
5 6- ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE CHEVRONS, striped cap Leibniz (IRE) 371
5 11-12 J J Hanlon A P Heskin 33/134.00
6 0 WHITE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Lonan (IRE) 7
5 11-12 M Halford R M Power 20/121.00
7 7 Yellow, yellow & light green check sleeves, light green cap Lunch Master (IRE) 18
5 11-12 P J Rothwell T Dowling (7) 50/151.00
8 343328- Red & black chevrons, black sleeves, red spots, royal blue & white hooped cap Manuka (IRE) 212
5 11-12 A J Martin P T Enright 13/27.50
9 4-05008 PURPLE, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamond on cap Roe Your Own Boat (IRE) 14
5 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 33/134.00
10 0U LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, check cap Shalamzar (FR) 7
5 11-12 A J Martin D N Russell 7/18.00
12 41775 Red, white chevron, white diamonds on sleeves, white diamond on cap Princess Leya (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 7/24.50
14 5 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Beautiful Ben (IRE) 13
4 11-2 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 5/16.00
15 01460-0 PINK, grey stars, grey seams on sleeves, pink cap, grey stars French Press (IRE) 15
4 11-2 p1 S Donohoe G N Fox (7) 33/134.00
16 8 Yellow, black braces, black diamonds on cap Hipster 28
4 11-2 p Ross O'Sullivan S G McDermott 25/126.00
17 Purple, pink sash, halved sleeves, pink star on cap Reflet Ambre (FR) 385
4 11-2 h E J O'Grady P F Mangan 7/18.00
18 0 EMERALD GREEN, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, emerald green chevrons, maroon cap Ningbo Express (IRE) 15
4 10-9 t1 G Elliott R C Colgan 8/19.00
19 806 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Keep Hope Alive 35
5 11-12 M O'Hare A E Lynch 16/117.00
Non runners
11F00-PSopotsomespot (IRE)511-12E M O'SullivanP D Kennedy
13Bandon Bridge (IRE)411-2J J ManganA E Lynch
20P5268Give Her Bach (IRE)511-5Patrick CroninReserve 2
21899Drive The Bus (IRE)511-12Denis HoganReserve 3

Verdict

Reflet Ambre didn't shown much in two runs on the Flat in France a year ago but Edward O'Grady will have him right for his hurdling debut. Manuka didn't score on the level but produced some fair efforts and, now with Tony Martin, is likely to improve over timber. BEAUTIFUL BEN was a 33/1 chance on his racecourse debut at Tramore but caught the eye with a staying-on finish behind the well-regarded Wood Breizh. With that under his belt he should be up to winning this. Princess Layla looks a threat as Mags Mullins' winning bumper will have benefited from her opening run over hurdles last month.