Listowel

  • 17:20 Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €35,400 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €2,400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.20s
  • Off time: 17:20:31
17:20 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lagostovegas (IRE) 5/2
2nd Davids Charm (IRE) 6/1
3rd Boherbuoy (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 30-4112 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Swamp Fox (IRE) 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 b J G Murphy Mr J C Barry (5) 155 11/26.50
2 5-13185 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plinth (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
7 10-11 bt J P O'Brien D J McInerney (7) 140 16/117.00
3 624-P31 White, maroon panel & sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap Lagostovegas (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 10-7 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 136 5/23.50
4 9P9/F1-P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Blue cap Western Boy (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 10-7 P A Fahy J S McGarvey 136 14/115.00
5 39-1104  Emerald green & orange hoops, emerald green cap, white star Timiyan (USA) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-5 t G Elliott M P Walsh 134 8/19.00
6 3007-11 RED, white star & sleeves, white & orange check cap Davids Charm (IRE) 43
Course Winner
6 9-12 h J J Walsh Rachael Blackmore 127 6/17.00
7 0-42112 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Top Othe Ra (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 9-11 T Mullins J W Kennedy 126 8/19.00
8 15 emerald green and orange hooped, red cap Boherbuoy (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
5 9-10 N Madden M A Enright 125 14/115.00
9 PPP/552 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 t J C McConnell A W Short (7) 123 16/117.00
10 321247 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds Timi Roli (FR) 19
5 9-10 W P Mullins D E Mullins 123 8/19.00
11 4F3-321 Red, emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap The Irregular (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 9-10 p Denis Hogan D G Hogan 115 16/117.00

Verdict

LAGOSTOVEGAS (NAP) has been in tremendous form on the Flat and over hurdles this summer and though 9lb higher than when beating Top Othe Ra in a similar class race at Killarney he won with a bit in hand and can overcome the extra. He holds Timiyan on that run but Swamp Fox is another with plenty of experience who appears to be getting better and produced a superb performance to be beaten a head by Tigris River in the Galway Hurdle so he has to be greatly respected. Davids Charm went up a massive 16lb for an easy victory over 2m4f here but it made no difference as he stormed to another clear-cut success over slightly further at Galway for which he's been raised the same amount. The bottom trio are all useful and capable of winning in their class though all are out of the handicap and this is a very tough contest.