Limerick

  • 16:45 Students Of Limerick Race6f 160y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.92s
  • Off time: 16:45:16
16:45 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Obligada (IRE) 6/1
2nd Shelley Beach (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 5-1 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Gleadhradh (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 J S Bolger K J Manning 82 10/34.33
2 (2) 21- Red, Royal Blue seams, striped sleeves, Red cap Maundays Bay (IRE) 122
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 D Wachman W J Lee 79 10/111.00
3 (4) 1366- BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Obligada (IRE) 162
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 K Prendergast Sam James (7) 85 6/17.00
4 (1) 44222- BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Flic Flac (IRE) 130
Nag me
3 8-11 D K Weld P J Smullen 80 5/16.00
5 (6) 023-3 Emerald green, pink chevron, white sleeves, light blue cap Shelley Beach (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 8-11 D Wachman W M Lordan 79 5/42.25
6 (3) 76- BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Storminateacup (IRE) 213
Nag me
3 8-11 P J Prendergast M C Hussey 25/126.00

Verdict

Gleadhradh showed the benefit of his introduction last August with a likeable display at Dundalk last month but this looks slightly tougher and a penalty won't help. Maundays Bay made all to see off that good yardstick Adiynara at Dundalk in December and is clearly improving though she's no certainty to finish in front of stablemate Shelley Beach, who wasn't far behind subsequent Listed runner-up Defining Year at the Curragh. FLIC FLAC did everything right but win a race in her first season and Dermot Weld should have her ready to make a winning start to the new campaign. Obligada's career began with a success over this C&D in June and she was by no means disgraced in better company later.