Today's racecards

Killarney

  • 19:30 Killarney Avenue/Munster Joinery Handicap1m 3f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.80s
  • Off time: 19:32:31
19:30 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Negotiate 11/4
2nd Gentleman Duke (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 6219-33 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star A Word Apart (IRE) 44
Nag me
3 10-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 94 8/19.00
2 (6) 498-172 Dark blue, beige seams, beige sleeves, dark blue seams, beige cap Negotiate 17
Nag me
3 9-8 A Oliver F M Berry 88 11/43.75
3 (2) 1-4 YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Vastonea (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 9-8 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 88 5/16.00
4 (1) 2523-71 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Long Live The King (IRE) 40
Nag me
3 9-6 b A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 86 7/24.50
5 (4) 4107-80 White, orange cap, emerald green spots Gentleman Duke (IRE) 51
Nag me
3 9-3 A L T Moore R P Whelan (7) 83 20/121.00
6 (8) 630-612 Dark Blue Quaintly (USA) 38
Nag me
3 8-13 p D Wachman W M Lordan 79 6/17.00
8 (5) 74-0841 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 12
Nag me
3 8-6 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 72 4/15.00
Non runners
7 (3)2-75332Noble Call (IRE)38-9J J MurphyS H James75

Verdict

LONG LIVE THE KING stepped up in trip at Tipperary and made all to land a maiden in convincing fashion. This is much tougher but he's going the right way and can complete the double. Vastonea made a winning start at Leopardstown in October and made an encouraging reappearance at Cork. He'll improve for the run and looks a threat as does Wexford winner Quaintly, who ran very well behind Minsk at the Curragh subsequently. Why But Why came with a powerful late burst to score over 1m2f at Fairyhouse so the extra furlong here looks ideal and he should go well.