Racecards

12:55 Limerick (IRE)

Signsplus Hurdle

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,500 added
  • Winner: €9,300
  • 2nd: €3,100
  • 3rd: €1,550
  • 4th: €775
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 36.10s
  • Off Time: 12:57:03
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink disc, Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots
4/1
  • Form 5F2-228
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 137

tracked leader, slight mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no impression entering straight, no extra from 2 out

2
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
7/4
  • Form 3-11
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-11

made all, jumped well, 4 length lead travelling well before 2 out, asserted before last, ridden out hands and heels from last, impressive

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
8/11
  • Form 3/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-11

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to 2nd entering straight, ridden and tried to close before 2 out, no impression on winner when slight mistake last, no extra

4
Silk - Red, black star, black stars on sleeves, red cap
  • Form 72112/U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5

chased leaders early, detached from halfway, completely tailed off

5
Silk - Royal blue & emerald green halved, sleeves reversed, red cap
100/1
  • Form 23/0F16-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-5

always behind, pushed along and detached before 5th, completely tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Easywork, a very easy bumper winner here early last month, was impressive when beating Mt Leinster on his hurdling bow at Gowran. But the runner-up's yard is represented by UNEXPECTED, who arrived from France and was having his first start for two years when impressing at Fairyhouse last month - he looks the one to beat. Discorama, a smart hurdler last season, has been chasing and may not have the pace of his two main rivals and though Doolough Lad and Allannahs Gold should both win races they may have to wait for another day.

Formwatch

Discorama (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Mid-division early, 16th before 8th, soon headway, kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 23, 28 1/2l behind Chris's Dream (11-7) at Navan 3m hcp sft in Nov.

Easywork (FR) 11-8fav (11-12) Led, headed 3rd and tracked new leader, regained lead 3 out, travelling well 2 out, went clear before last, reduced lead at last, pushed along run-in, stayed on well under hands and heels inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Nov beating Mt Leinster (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

Unexcepted (FR) 11-8 (11-4) Tracked leaders, headway to lead travelling well on inner entering straight, went clear 2 out, well clear on bridle at last, stayed on strongly, eased inside final furlong, impressive, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Jason The Militant (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.

Allannahs Gold (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, detached after 6th, no extra after 5 out, completely tailed off when jumped left and unseated rider last, at Clonmel 3m sft in Dec.

Doolough Lad (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Towards rear, hampered 1st, took closer order from 6 out, improved to dispute lead before 4 out and soon led, headed after next and ridden, no extra in 3rd from last and dropped to 6th run-in, 6th of 10, 20 1/2l behind Ballyfinboy (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp sft in Oct.