Listowel

  • 16:40 Guinness Handicap 1m 1f

  • Winner €30,000 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 53.69s
  • Off time: 16:40:40
16:40 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rich Coast 10/1
2nd Quick Jack (IRE) 6/4
3rd Barack (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2-51490 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Rich Coast 90
5 9-13 J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 96 10/111.00
4 (9) 12-417 Dark blue, dark blue & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, dark blue stars Majestic Queen (IRE) 36
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 T Collins P J Smullen 94 5/16.00
5 (1) 240510 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Cheval Rouge (IRE) 3
6 9-5 pt H Rogers A P Thornton (3) 88 16/117.00
6 (10) 3-418 Dark green, yellow hoop, dark green sleeves, check cap Piet Mondrian 13
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 93 6/17.00
7 (5) 099871 GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
7 9-3 b W McCreery B A Curtis 86 10/111.00
9 (4) 700221 White, emerald green hollow box, emerald green & white striped sleeves, yellow & white striped cap Star Links (USA) 11
Distance Winner
7 8-11 hb S Donohoe R P Whelan (3)(ex1) 80 12/113.00
10 (11) 214313 Red & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, red cap, white spots Capitol Hill (IRE) 20
3 8-8 b J J Murphy S Foley 82 16/117.00
11 (3) 1-00183 Royal blue, white sash & sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Empresario (IRE) 33
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-7 pt Denis Hogan C D Hayes 76 6/17.00
12 (12) 8640-21 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Quick Jack (IRE) 28
4 8-4 A J Martin W M Lordan 73 6/42.50
Non runners
2 (6)224203Brog Deas (IRE)49-11P J FlynnD M Grant94
3 (8)381110Maundy Money109-7D MarnaneC T Keane90
8 (2)08/53-23Pires98-12A J MartinFran Berry81

Verdict

Pires is one of the most versatile horses in training and, after scoring over fences last time, was due to run over hurdles here yesterday where he had a big chance. Tony Martin also runs Quick Jack, who created a surprise when beating two much better fancied rivals at Newmarket though that was over 1m4f and this may prove too short. Star Links did well to land a Galway handicap last week though an 8lb rise looks excessive so this can go to CAPITOL HILL. He won a Galway handicap on soft ground before finishing last of three at Killarney where he pulled too hard. Barack caused a surprise when landing a strong Leopardstown handicap as he had been well beaten behind today's rival Maundy Money on heavy ground at Galway. Majestic Queen and Piet Mondrian are others to note in a wide-open handicap.