Listowel

  • 15:10 St. John's Literary Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.10s
  • Off time: 15:10:23
15:10 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Busalla (IRE) 6/1
2nd Killourney Empress (IRE) 11/1
3rd Maundy Money 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 3038-02 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap California Rose 19
Distance Winner
4 9-13 b P Martin B A Curtis 63 15/28.50
2 (4) 474243 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap, emerald green star Maundy Money 3
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 9-13 D Marnane F Lynch 63 5/16.00
3 (8) 74/249-5 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dragon Khan (IRE) 35
4 9-12 p1 C Roche F M Berry 62 5/16.00
4 (10) 8-43160 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Confident Cub (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-11 h J S Bolger R P Cleary 61 11/112.00
5 (1) 398 Royal blue, white sash & sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Shalaman (IRE) 55
4 9-11 t Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 61 13/27.50
6 (2) 94337-6 Pink & white diamonds Dancingwithangels (IRE) 25
4 9-10 ht J C McConnell G F Carroll 60 14/115.00
7 (12) 960210 EMERALD GREEN, white striped sleeves, emerald green cap, white stars Great Ability (IRE) 8
4 9-10 T Hogan Katherine S O'Brien (7) 60 20/121.00
8 (9) 240/47-3 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Busalla (IRE) 35
4 9-9 b1 G O'Leary S Foley 59 6/17.00
9 (5) 1-51664 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Vasoni (IRE) 23
5 9-8 T Doyle W J Lee 58 10/111.00
10 (7) 40186-0 LIGHT GREEN, dark green sleeves, dark green & orange striped cap To The Sky (IRE) 63
5 9-6 Ms J Morgan P J Smullen 56 10/111.00
11 (6) 8319-03 GREEN, yellow slvs, black cap Mooretown Boy (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
13 9-2 F Oakes J P O'Brien 52 14/115.00
12 (3) 88458-3 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Killourney Empress (IRE) 28
4 8-11 T Doyle L F Roche (3) 47 11/112.00

Verdict

CALIFORNIA ROSE found only one too good at Killarney last month and had Maundy Money and Mooretown Boy behind. Collateral form also gives her the beating of Vasoni and she gets the nod to go one better. Busalla has every chance off his current mark after a close-up third at Gowran last time when Dragon Khan wasn't far behind and much better is expected from Naas winner Great Ability back on his favoured testing ground. Killourney Empress has tumbled down the weights but has proved best over longer trips so far.