Sligo

  • 15:20 23rd May At Sligo Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €699 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.50s
  • Off time: 15:21:15
15:20 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lucky Spring (IRE) 13/2
2nd Ferris Bueller 5/2
3rd Tico (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14PP02- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ferris Bueller 14
5 11-12 C O'Dwyer D N Russell 109 5/23.50
2 3P/1401- PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, red cap Tico (IRE) 21
6 11-12 W F Codd M N Doran (7) 109 8/19.00
3 181349- BLACK, black & red check cap Fearnwood Girl (IRE) 10
Course Winner
5 11-11 T G McCourt K M Donoghue (5) 108 12/113.00
4 143926- DARK BLUE, orange chevron, white sleeves, dark blue cap, orange stars Lucky Spring (IRE) 50
Course Winner
8 11-10 P Martin B J Cooper (3) 107 13/27.50
5 012/9-P WHITE, black star, black star on cap Mull On The Run (IRE) 7
Course Winner
7 11-9 b P Nolan A P Cawley 106 7/18.00
6 241130- PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star City Hustler (USA) 219
Course Winner
6 11-8 b Sean Thornton E J O'connell (5) 105 16/117.00
7 004140- WHITE, black stars, white sleeves, black diamonds on cap Long Wait (IRE) 26
5 11-8 p M Flannery B M Cash 105 20/121.00
8 351300- YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Almanyan (IRE) 120
Distance Winner
7 11-7 b A McGuinness P Townend 104 9/110.00
9 061770- WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap Run Along Boy 14
6 11-6 K Purcell T J Doyle 103 14/115.00
10 2F/99F0- Black, red stars, black sleeves, red star on cap Coliseum 248
6 11-5 R Hennessy Paul Carberry 102 14/115.00
11 192860- BROWN & BEIGE CHECK, orange sleeves, brown & beige check cap Down The Dale (IRE) 204
Distance Winner
7 11-5 Michael Mulvany T C Carroll (7) 102 12/113.00
12 19P/900- WHITE & BLACK DIABOLO, white sleeves, black cap Oxalido (FR) 161
9 11-3 Miss Monahan M O'Connor (7) 100 25/126.00
13 446486- ROYAL BLUE, orange star & sleeves, white cap, orange stars Paintmaker 10
5 11-3 p P W Flynn P E Corbett (7) 100 16/117.00
15 9/57810- Light green & white check, light green sleeves & cap Kyoto Summit 161
8 11-2 Miss M McGuinness P F Mangan (5) 99 12/113.00
16 078- YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, emerald green stars Louisiana Gift (IRE) 35
4 10-8 Mrs G Callaghan M J Ferris 99 20/121.00
Non runners
147F5408-Wango (IRE)611-3L J DonnellyB T O'Connell100
17006-The Seanachie (IRE)410-8N MaddenReserve 199
18235/9FP-Boyney Boy (IRE)711-0S DonohoeReserve 297
19088996-Our Nana Rose (IRE)511-0P MartinReserve 397

Verdict

Lucky Spring loves it around here but may be a few pounds high at present after his success at Navan in December. Winning point-to-pointer Tico made a winning debut over timber in a Tramore maiden but the handicapper has taken no chances and a bigger threat to them all should be City Hustler, whose three victories over timber have all been gained on quick ground and who should be fresh on his return after a break. He completed a double last summer before finishing out of the money behind ALMANYAN at Downpatrick and it's Adrian McGuinness' seven-year-old who gets the vote here as he's been waiting for the faster going. Down The Dale is another who is best on a fast surface and he would have a chance on his victory over this trip at Downpatrick in July.