Limerick

  • 12:50 Follow LRC On Facebook Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.80s
  • Off time: 12:50:09
12:50 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Courageous Cry (IRE) 12/1
2nd Sarabad (FR) 8/13
3rd Back Off Mate (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PU1-98 Royal blue, yellow star & sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Carhue (IRE) 24
5 11-12 T O'Brien D J Condon 14/115.00
2 0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Explosive Issues (IRE) 53
5 11-12 P Byrne M W Bowes (5) 66/167.00
3 U-0R9 White, red inverted triangle, white cap Flying Acrobat (IRE) 34
6 11-12 John O'Shaughnessy R Loughran 50/151.00
4 P-0 Royal blue, white epaulettes, check cap Fourmilewater (IRE) 83
5 11-12 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 66/167.00
5 33-F50 PURPLE, orange seams, purple cap Icthec (IRE) 192
5 11-12 Mrs M C O'Connor M J Ferris 33/134.00
6 6/7-0 PURPLE, white hollow box, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Lions Charge (USA) 94
5 11-12 C Wilkinson R C Colgan 40/141.00
7 0- PURPLE, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap Rolling Rocket (IRE) 307
6 11-12 S Ryan R M Moran 66/167.00
8 5-38 Emerald green & yellow stripes, yellow armlet, pink cap Theshowisover (IRE) 32
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 7/18.00
9 39/05 ROYAL BLUE, light blue chevron & chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Urban Desert (IRE) 31
8 11-12 t S Braddish Mr P J O'Neill (7) 86 50/151.00
10 3-7 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Back Off Mate (IRE) 25
4 11-9 A L T Moore B M Cash 7/18.00
11 0-002 WHITE, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, white diamond Ciarans Oscar (IRE) 32
4 11-9 P Nolan M N Doran (5) 6/17.00
12 4F Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Courageous Cry (IRE) 17
4 11-9 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 12/113.00
13 2270-2 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Sarabad (FR) 14
Beaten Favourite
4 11-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 119 8/131.62
14 0-76078- PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Caradan (IRE) 486
5 11-5 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 50/151.00
Non runners
1590-9Mala Beach (IRE)411-9G ElliottReserve 1
16B7-Zane Grey (IRE)511-12H de BromheadReserve 2
170Foolish Notions (IRE)411-9R SweeneyReserve 3

Verdict

SARABAD, runner-up in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil last year, has been a short-priced favourite in his three starts for Willie Mullins but been beaten in them all. He's attempted to make all each time and was a long way clear before being passed by Sizing Jo'Burg over 2m2f at Downpatrick last time and the shorter trip can enable him to get off the mark. Ciarans Oscar had shown nothing before a tremendous effort when narrowly beaten by Call Rog at Wexford. That was over 2m4f and this may prove too short so Theshowisover may prove more of a threat back on testing ground as he found good going too quick last time. Back Off Mate gave a hint of promise at Down Royal last time and there should be more to come though probably when tackling further.