Racecards

16:30 Limerick (IRE)

Twilight Evenings At Limerick Racecourse Novice Chase

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in Places, Watering)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €17,000 added
  • Winner: €10,047
  • 2nd: €3,247
  • 3rd: €1,547
  • 4th: €697
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 21.90s
  • Off Time: 16:31:02
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap
14/1
  • Form 535-175
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 130
  • Trainer S J Mahon
  • Jockey K J Brouder

led, headed approaching 8th, soon led again, mistake 4 out and headed, soon 3rd and no impression from 3 out, 4th approaching straight, left 3rd from last

2
Silk - White, maroon panel & sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap
  • Form 1336-F1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Trainer W P Mullins
  • Jockey D J Mullins

soon chased leaders in 4th, some slight mistakes, 3rd approaching straight, challenged from 2 out, gained narrow lead approaching last, stayed on well run-in

3
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 3361-23
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 131
  • Trainer H De Bromhead
  • Jockey Rachael Blackmore

close up, led approaching 8th, soon headed and 2nd again, led from 4 out, joined from before 2 out, narrowly headed approaching last, kept on same pace run-in

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
13/2
  • Form 080-U15
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Trainer J P O'Brien
  • Jockey N P Madden

pushed along from early, soon towards rear and well off pace, some slight mistakes, dropped behind 8th, pulled up 4 out

5
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow spots, royal blue sleeves, check cap
  • Form 2P-5P9F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer P J Hayes
  • Jockey P J Cawley

soon well off pace in 5th, a little slow at 2nd, never a factor, 6th from 5 out, left completely tailed off 5th from last

6
Silk - Dark blue, white cross sashes, white & pink quartered cap
50/1
  • Form 89121-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer J P Ryan
  • Jockey D Meyler

towards rear and well off pace, never a factor, 5th from 5 out, left distant 4th from last

7
Silk - Purple, black star & sleeves, white cap
  • Form 0171-96
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey P D Kennedy

prominent, slight mistake 9th, 2nd from 4 out, travelling smoothly straight, on terms from before 2 out, narrowly headed approaching last where fell

In depth

Verdict

Carrig Cathal has been unable to cope with a step-up in class after a very easy victory in a Ballinrobe handicap but this should be his level. COOL COLONNADE made a successful start over fences at Clonmel where he jumped well and looked a natural. He faces tougher opposition here but looks one to follow. Or Jaune De Somoza made a winning chasing debut at Fairyhouse and has taken on stronger opposition in his next two starts so should be in contention while Plinth, nine times a winner over hurdles, looked a smart novice chaser at Kilbeggan last month before finding Grade 3 over the minimum trip too much for him back over timber at Tipperary.

Formwatch

Carrig Cathal 25-1 (10-11) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed entering straight, no impression, 5th of 6, 22 3/4l behind Peregrine Run (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f gd in Jul.

Cool Colonnade (IRE) 2-1fav (11-11) Soon prominent, some slight mistakes, led before straight, stayed on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m gd in Jun beating From Eden (11-12) by 3l, 13 ran.

Or Jaune De Somoza (FR) 13-2 (11-10) In rear, closer in 4th after 5 out and left 3rd next, pushed along after 3 out and no impression approaching next, no extra from 2 out, 3rd of 5, 18 1/2l behind Dinons (11-10) at Wexford 2m 4f Good - Yielding in Jun.

Plinth (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Pushed along briefly early, soon prominent, not fluent 5th, pushed along briefly from next, under pressure from 3 out, dropped to last before straight, weakened 2 out, last of 5, dist behind Thomas Hobson (11-0) at Tipperary 2m (1) gd in Jul.

Captain Commander (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Prominent, 3rd at 4th, fell 9th, at Punchestown 2m 5f Good - Yielding in Jun.

Father Jed (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, pushed along briefly from 4 out, 4th 3 out, soon no impression, 3rd from last and kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 5, 33l behind Plinth (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f gd in Jun.

The Holy One (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slow jump 2nd, 4th from halfway, dropped to 6th and ridden from 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 6th of 15, 25 1/4l behind Wicklow Brave (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f gd in May.