• 19:45 Athlone Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.50s
  • Off time: 19:45:11
19:45 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 6/1
2nd Mount Gunnery 6/1
3rd Give Me A Break (IRE) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 25450-6 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Il Fenomeno (ITY) 14
8 11-11 b N Meade G N Fox (7) 131 25/126.00
3 5/4815-4 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-6 pt S J Mahon B J Geraghty 126 8/19.00
4 706-050 RED, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Won In The Dark (IRE) 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-6 p D Cullen P Townend 126 16/117.00
5 F2FU-11 Maroon, light blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, light blue star on cap Kilcarry Bridge (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-5 J P Ryan R P Treacy (7) 125 5/16.00
7 84B38-1 Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 26
9 11-3 t G Elliott Paul Carberry 123 6/17.00
9 PF0/203- EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Days Ahead (IRE) 10
7 10-10 p E Doyle M P Butler (3) 116 22/123.00
10 6U0060- BLACK, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, white star Blossom Gate (IRE) 60
Distance Winner
7 10-9 t Yvonne Latta K C Sexton (5) 115 25/126.00
12 43/74-91 Grey, grey & black check cap Mount Gunnery 19
Distance Winner
6 10-2 p P A Fahy D J Casey 108 6/17.00
13 P200F-3 WHITE, purple panel, quartered cap Wontbelongnow (IRE) 23
7 9-13 p J J Walsh P T Enright 105 9/110.00
14 3780P-9 EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, white cap Baby Grey 5
6 9-12 J Monroe S J Hassett (3) 104 33/134.00
15 05800-1 Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Give Me A Break (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
5 9-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 104 7/42.75
Non runners
2F4840-8Moon Dice (IRE)911-8P W FlynnD N Russell128
62223-13Shield (IRE)511-5A P O'BrienR M Power125
80U0/300-All The Aces (IRE)910-10E HoganD E Mullins116
11P/9531P-Diamond's Return (IRE)1010-8S O'FarrellKatie O'Farrell114


Give Me A Break had shown nothing before a comfortable handicap victory at Tipperary and though raised 9lb she's still on an attractive mark. Wontbelongnow might well have won at Limerick last time but for a mistake at the last while Mount Gunnery came good when making all in a Clonmel maiden and is progressing nicely. Takeyourcapoff is in foal and landed a nice race at Perth last month. She's another that doesn't look badly treated but the novice Shield disappointed at Limerick after beating a big field of maidens at Cork. The front-running Kilcarry Bridge has really found his form since the better ground arrived, completing a double at Sligo and Ballinrobe though a 9lb rise could stop him in in hat-trick attempt. PYRUS GOLD WIND finished 9l behind the latter at Ballinrobe but that was his first start since September and with a big pull in the weights he's taken to get back on the winning trail.