Sligo

  • 14:25 Family Day At Sligo 15th July Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.40s
  • Off time: 14:25:29
14:25 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Liberty's Gift (IRE) 11/4
2nd Westhaven (IRE) 5/1
3rd Experimentalist 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 D-3354 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Face Value 8
4 11-7 A McGuinness P Townend 9/25.50
2 06335- ORANGE, black stars, orange sleeves & cap Liberty's Gift (IRE) 19
4 11-7 t P W Flynn M Darcy 115 11/43.75
3 0-329 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Westhaven (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
4 11-7 t1 N Meade P Carberry 5/16.00
4 P- BLACK & PINK CHEVRONS, pink sleeves, pink & black hooped cap Bawntameena (IRE) 26
4 11-2 p W Hayes M P Burke (7) 100/1101.00
6 0237-9 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop & armlet, yellow & red striped cap Experimentalist 25
4 11-2 pt G Elliott D J Condon 119 5/16.00
7 6 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hospital (IRE) 19
4 11-2 t E McNamara E J McNamara 8/19.00
8 WHITE, emerald green stars Oenomaus (IRE)
4 11-2 P Cluskey C D Maxwell (3) 100/1101.00
9 0 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap Templeton (IRE) 63
4 11-2 H de Bromhead P T Enright 6/17.00
10 Silver, green spots Third Opinion (IRE)
4 11-2 T J Taaffe D J Casey 25/126.00
11 70-4 RED, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap I C Gold (IRE) 21
4 10-9 D O'Brien Mr H D Dunne (7) 16/117.00
12 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Iconic Sway (IRE) 240
4 10-9 G Elliott K M Donoghue (3) 50/151.00
13 RED, black star & sleeves, red & white check cap Kaylas Star (IRE)
4 10-9 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 33/134.00
14 4 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Sultana Belle (IRE) 7
4 10-9 J J Lambe R C Colgan 14/115.00
Non runners
52-6Decade Player (IRE)411-2P J RothwellA Ring

Verdict

After finishing runner-up to Blue Cannon at Down Royal in November, Experimentalist hasn't done anywhere near as well as expected and will need to improve. Face Value and Liberty's Gift are very closely matched on their respective placed efforts behind Discoteca with preference just for the latter. They just hold I C Gold on collateral form but Templeton should improve for his debut run over timber at Killarney where he led for a long way. Sultana Belle can also make progress from her opening run but WESTHAVEN has shown enough ability to take this as his best run to date came when tackling this trip on soft ground at Kilbeggan.