• 17:45 John Fletcher Memorial Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €13,651 2nd €3,990 3rd €1,891 4th €630
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 17:46:00
17:45 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Massini's Trap (IRE) 10/1
2nd King of The Picts (IRE) 7/2
3rd Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 46-1122 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Shamar (FR) 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-10 t W P Mullins R Walsh 135 9/43.25
2 367-113 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 52
Distance Winner
4 11-6 D K Weld D N Russell 133 6/52.20
3 2-15 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star King of The Picts (IRE) 53
4 11-1 J P Shanahan Andrew J McNamara 123 7/24.50
4 7312 Purple, orange seams, orange cap Massini's Trap (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
4 11-1 J Nash K C Sexton (7) 10/111.00
5 P45P0-0 WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 82
10 11-0 N F Glynn M J Ferris 135 16/117.00
6 0-50 WHITE, red spots, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots Sanndiyr (IRE) 41
5 11-0 t J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 66/167.00
7 Maroon, yellow triple diamond, yellow seams on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Prince Kazaz (IRE)
4 10-10 M Hourigan A P Heskin 50/151.00
8 034/P-08 Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star Mazagee (FR) 26
5 10-7 C Byrnes Mr R J Jones (3) 104 25/126.00


SHAMAR had looked very smart when completing a double earlier in the summer and didn't lose much in defeat by Que Pasa at Galway but he disappointed behind Lord Ben at Tramore. That may just have been a blip as he finished just in front of today's main rival Diplomat at Galway when conceding 6lb so should again have the edge over Dermot Weld's charge. King Of The Picts was 17l behind Diplomat at Galway in July and looks held while the chaser Becauseicouldntsee, whose last three runs were in the Grand National, the Bet365 at Sandown and a Listed chase at Uttoxeter, has never won over hurdles.