Today's racecards

Cork

  • 19:45 Follow At corkracecourse On Twitter Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 18.66s
  • Off time: 19:45:42
19:45 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Four Elms (IRE) 11/4
2nd Gunner Lindley (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 035927- GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 195
Nag me
7 9-12 b W McCreery S B Kelly (5) 97 8/19.00
2 (5) 13134-4 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-9 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 94 9/43.25
3 (7) 64430-9 Red, emerald green cross sashes, quartered cap Northern Rocked (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 9-4 D K Weld L F Roche (3) 89 16/117.00
4 (3) 001/634- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Park Ranger (IRE) 86
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 b C Roche F M Berry 84 10/111.00
5 (6) 412126- Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Placere (IRE) 208
Nag me
5 8-13 R Brabazon C P Hoban (3) 84 7/24.50
6 (1) 033-065 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves & cap Gunner Lindley (IRE) 5
Nag me
6 8-10 J Egan C J Elliott (10)(ex1) 81 7/18.00
7 (4) 5/120-13 BLUE, yellow sash, red & white quartered cap The Four Elms (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 8-10 t J J Walsh C R King (7) 81 11/43.75

Verdict

Diplomat was hurdling over the winter without much success and was disappointing on his return to the Flat over the course and distance in March. Pat Smullen chooses him over stablemate Northern Rocked though neither may be good enough to prevent PLACERE from gaining her third victory despite an absence since October. She won twice last summer though her best effort came when narrowly beaten by Montebell in a premier handicap at the Curragh in September. The Four Elms took advantage of heavy ground to win with something in hand at Limerick a month ago and none of the remaining trio can be dismissed in what looks a tight handicap.