Today's racecards

Killarney

  • 19:45 Download The Free Racing Post Mobile App Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner €20,474 2nd €5,986 3rd €2,834 4th €946
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.60s
  • Off time: 19:45:52
19:45 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Game Changer (IRE) 11/2
2nd Queen Alphabet (IRE) 7/1
3rd Hurricane Jojo (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0284-23 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star The Game Changer (IRE) 22
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5 11-10 C F Swan J J Burke (5) 137 11/26.50
2 32221-1 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Macnicholson (IRE) 37
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5 11-4 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 131 7/24.50
3 21-1133 Yellow, light blue hollow box, check sleeves & cap Xsquared (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 Ms J Morgan J L Cullen 130 10/111.00
4 3/3004-4 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 21
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8 11-2 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 129 10/111.00
5 277-371 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Maxim Gorky (IRE) 21
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7 11-1 b N Meade P Townend 128 12/113.00
6 U3155-8 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Run With The Wind (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-1 M Hourigan Mr Derek O'Connor 128 25/126.00
7 4F20-P0 GREY & WHITE STRIPES, black cap Passage Vendome (FR) 21
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8 10-11 W P Mullins S G McDermott 124 50/151.00
8 5-51312 Red, black diamond, striped sleeves, black diamond on cap Queen Alphabet (IRE) 24
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5 10-9 ht Peter Fahey D N Russell 122 7/18.00
9 312-P04 White, red cross sashes & sleeves, white cap, red star Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 32
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6 10-6 t J E Kiely P F Mangan 119 11/112.00
10 32/17-0P EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grey Monk (IRE) 23
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6 10-4 H De Bromhead Patrick Eamonn Corbett (5) 117 25/126.00
11 23261-F DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Roman General (IRE) 47
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5 10-2 L P Cusack R C Colgan 115 25/126.00
12 1277-96 White, maroon sash, maroon stars on sleeves, maroon cap Hurricane Jojo (IRE) 4
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5 9-10 Steven E Ryder D G Hogan 109 14/115.00
13 7215-07 Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Sir Harry Cash 47
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8 9-10 E McNamara L P Dempsey (7) 109 16/117.00
14 53-8413 WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Mahrajaan (USA) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-10 p C Byrnes A Ring (7) 108 15/28.50
15 450-758 Black & pink halved, hooped sleeves, pink star on cap Nurse Ryan (IRE) 36
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8 9-10 t Martin Hassett S J Hassett (3) 107 33/134.00

Verdict

A few of these have been struggling for form recently but Mahrajaan has discovered a new lease of life, though has a lot to find in this company from out of the handicap. Macnicholson has to go on the short-list as he'll be all the better for a recent comeback on the Flat and won a competitive handicap at the Punchestown Festival in the spring. But the Guinness Handicap at Galway could hold the key to this. Maxim Gorky took the honours that day but XSQUARED wasn't far behind and is the pick of the weights today. Redera was fourth in that race and has each-way claims again while Queen Alphabet ran well behind Shield at Galway and makes her handicap debut. The Game Changer also caught the eye at the Festival and will be winning sooner rather than later.