Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 15:35 Student Raceday 11th April Novice Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.30s
  • Off time: 15:35:14
15:35 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Legal Exit (IRE) 9/4
2nd Bonisland 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113432 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bonisland 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-12 G Elliott D N Russell 131 11/102.10
3 513333 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 127 7/24.50
4 B17-F17 Purple, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Legal Exit (IRE) 57
Nag me
6 11-12 J H Culloty B J Cooper 135 9/43.25
6 5322-35 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Director's Forum (IRE) 148
Nag me
5 11-6 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 9/110.00
7 B309-07 YELLOW & DARK GREEN STRIPES, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Embatt (IRE) 144
Nag me
6 11-6 G A Kingston S J Gray (3) 100/1101.00
8 720733 Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-6 h John Neilan M J Ferris 97 20/121.00
Non runners
207-1544Clonbanan Lad (IRE)711-12H De BromheadA E Lynch130
5114-143Moscow Mannon (IRE)711-12B R HamiltonD G Lavery133
99-23212Unika La Reconce (FR)511-5W P MullinsR Walsh131

Verdict

UNIKA LA RECONCE showed her potential in France before storming to a maiden victory for Willie Mullins at Thurles. She started odds-on at Clonmel in February but found the much more experienced Rathlin just too strong, though she would have won but for a last-flight error. Compensation awaits here with her allowance likely to prove crucial against Bonisland, who has some strong form but may just be better over further. Moscow Mannon, a close fourth in last year's Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, has come up against some smart performers over timber and run well enough to make his presence felt.