Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 16:20 Martin Molony Stakes 1m 4f 110y

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 58.06s
  • Off time: 16:21:37
16:20 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Inis Meain (USA) 15/8
2nd Missunited (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 44-0583 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Chicago (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 96 12/113.00
2 (4) 2131-42 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Inis Meain (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 Denis Hogan D E Mullins 105 15/82.88
4 (1) 12391/ EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) 189
Nag me
5 9-5 E J O'Grady F M Berry 95 25/126.00
5 (8) 323-1 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap An Saincheann (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 9-0 h J S Bolger K J Manning 103 9/101.90
6 (5) 6371-25 GREY, red star, grey cap Euphrasia (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 9-0 J G Murphy G F Carroll 83 33/134.00
7 (2) 21112- Brown & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 M Winters J A Heffernan 91 7/18.00
8 (7) 1 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Pastilla 30
Nag me
4 9-0 J S Bolger R P Whelan 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (3)5854-56Macbeth (IRE)49-5K J CondonS Foley91

Verdict

AN SAINCHEANN has always looked as though she would get better with age and could hardly have been more impressive on her reappearance last week at Gowran where she won by 13 lengths over 1m1f. This is a big step up in trip and class but she's capable of better and can complete a quick double. Jim Bolger also runs Pastilla, another who gained a very easy victory last time though that was over 2m on Polytrack. Inis Meain showed incredible improvement last season and deserves a crack at this grade after an excellent run behind Parish Hall over a trip too short at the Curragh. Missunited is an excellent dual-purpose mare who has been going well over hurdles but could just find one or two of these a bit quick for her.