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20:15 Limerick (IRE)

Grant Thornton Apprentice Handicap (45-65)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 70y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,499 added
  • Winner: €6,468
  • 2nd: €2,006
  • 3rd: €956
  • 4th: €431
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 25.03s
  • Off Time: 20:16:38
  • 15 Ran
1(19)
Silk - White & black diamonds, black stars on sleeves, white cap, black spots
  • Form 67845-8
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

held up in rear, never a factor, pushed along on inner early straight and not clear run 1 1/2f out, switched left and kept on one pace

2(4)
Silk - YELLOW, blue spots, yellow slvs, blue cap
9/4
  • Form 829-532
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 59

tracked leaders, hampered after 1f, 6th halfway, some headway in 4th entering straight, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon asserted and stayed on well

3(5)
Silk - Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap
50/1
  • Form 686165-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 57

tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and lost place early straight, no extra over 1f out, weakened

5(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, yellow armlet, royal blue cap

Sharjah (IRE)

30 b D
10/1
  • Form 233362
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 55

led early, tracked leader and 2nd halfway, pushed along to challenge entering straight, soon ridden and no impression in 3rd when briefly short of room 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, kept on one pace

6(18)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap
  • Form 55-1902
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 54

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway on outer approaching straight and challenged 2f out, ridden and headed by winner over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong

7(16)
Silk - Black, light green chevron, light green cap

Getgo

68 p D
25/1
  • Form 30086-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 52

always towards rear, ridden on outer entering straight and no extra 2f out, never a factor

8(8)
Silk - Red, white epaulettes, white stars on sleeves, white cap
11/1
  • Form 850-976
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 51

tracked leaders on inner, mid-division halfway, 8th and pushed along 2f out, some headway between horses 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

9(13)
Silk - Yellow & black stripes, black & orange hooped sleeves, yellow & black striped cap
  • Form 629-325
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 47

mid-division, pushed along entering straight and 6th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go moderate 2nd on line

10(17)
Silk - Pink, royal blue star, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, white cap
  • Form 0/307-50
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 45

always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and some headway entering straight, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace

11(7)
Silk - Pink, dark blue cross of lorraine, check sleeves & cap
33/1
  • Form 08750-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 45

rear of mid-division, pushed along entering straight, ridden 2f out and no impression in 11th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

12(10)
Silk - RED & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, quartered cap
4/1
  • Form 00/800-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 45

mid-division, 7th and pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

13(3)
Silk - RED & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap

Delaire

23 pt
66/1
  • Form 7/00-000
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 45

rear of mid-division, pushed along entering straight and no impression 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, never a factor

14(15)
Silk - White & dark blue stripes, white sleeves, dark blue cap, red spots
12/1
  • Form 09-0060
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 51

pushed along early and soon led, pressed approaching straight, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

15(2)
Silk - White, purple stars, royal blue sleeves & cap

Leahman

30
20/1
  • Form 080-09
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 51

tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, 5th and ridden 2f out, under pressure and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

16(12)
Silk - Grey & pink hoops, pink cap
  • Form 6989-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 51

tracked leaders early, soon dropped to rear of mid-division, towards rear halfway, pushed along and no impression entering straight, no extra under 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

17(1)
NR
16/1
  • Form 435-748
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 59

19(14)
NR
  • Form 5-26106
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 57

18(11)
NR
  • Form 00-000
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 52

4(6)
NR
25/1
  • Form 00/510-0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 56

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Sharjah has been a brilliant servant to connections having won 15 races though he's had 20 runs since last successful. Most have resulted in places but his regular partner Andrew Slattery deserts him for DROMANA and it isn't difficult to see why as he was on board when John Oxx' filly was just run out of it by Cj Cregg over the course and distance last week. Lizard Point hasn't won over a trip this far but is generally consistent and would be a danger if the ground quickens up but Noble Intention is 1-35 and his only victory came on the all-weather. Ineffable would prefer softer going and would have to be considered in the going eases.

Formwatch

Red Avenger (USA) 18-1 (9-0) In rear, some headway on inner early straight, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and slightly hampered 100 yards out, 8th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Pepperoni Pete (8-8) at Cork 1m hcp gd in May.

Dromana (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, some headway approaching straight, progress to lead 2f out, soon pushed along and headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Cj Cregg (9-4) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp Yielding in Jun.

Liars Corner (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 13th of 16, dist behind Paddy Buns (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 2f mdn Good - Yielding in Jun.

Sharjah (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to dispute 2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Royal Admiral (9-11) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gf in May.

Lizard Point (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, headway on outer into 2nd after 3f, led approaching straight, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Blankiedoodie (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.

Getgo 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and no impression 2f out, 7th and ridden on outer over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Wild Shot (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Apr.

Ineffable (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division and 8th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out and ridden from 2f out, no impression from 1f out and kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 6 3/4l behind Lustful (9-6) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.

Noble Intention (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Prominent early, tracked leaders on inner and 7th halfway, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 7 1/4l behind Blankiedoodie (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.

Alfred Wegener (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Mid-division and 6th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out, no impression and weakened from over 1f out, 10th of 15, 17 3/4l behind Lustful (9-6) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.

Baratheon (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and some progress under 2f out, 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 12 3/4l behind Alhajjaj (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.

De Mazzaro (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Rear, 17th halfway, ridden under 2f out, kept on well final furlong under tender handling, never nearer, rider reported injured, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Roses Queen (8-11) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.

Delaire 50-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, pushed along and no impression early straight, no extra under 2f out, never a factor, 15th of 17, 18 1/4l behind Blankiedoodie (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.

But I Like It (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 14 3/4l behind The Names Jock (9-6) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp gd in May.

Leahman 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 11 1/2l behind Lyrical Attraction (9-3) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gf in May.

Vineyard Sound (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Towards rear, 16th over 3f out, slightly hampered and switched left entering straight, some progress over 1f out, no extra final furlong, never a factor, 11th of 17, 15 3/4l behind Finding Nero (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gd in Jun.

Dream Point (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Chased leaders and 4th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out, ridden and lost place from 2f out, soon slightly squeezed for room, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 15, 11 1/4l behind Lustful (9-6) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.

Invincible Queen (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Mid-division and 10th from halfway, ridden from 2f out and 7th from 1f out, keeping on in 6th but not threatening principals when short of room inside final furlong, soon no extra, 6th of 18, 4l behind Wilderness (9-11) at Cork 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.

Dsoloman (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Towards rear, 15th halfway, no impression in rear over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never on terms, 11th of 18, 8 1/4l behind Roses Queen (8-11) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.

Papal Parade (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Towards rear and in rear from halfway, pushed along and some progress from 5f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 11th of 17, 20 3/4l behind Eight And Bob (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.