Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 13:05 Christmas Racing Festival Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.10s
  • Off time: 13:05:22
13:05 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st False Economy (IRE) 7/2
2nd Un Beau Roman (FR) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 52F-635 LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots False Economy (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 M Hourigan P Townend 136 7/24.50
2 5263/6-4 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 60
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 p1 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 147 9/25.50
3 470F48 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 P W Flynn M Darcy 135 8/19.00
4 61-1262 Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Un Beau Roman (FR) 25
Nag me
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 131 8/111.73
5 0 DARK GREEN, yellow hollow box, yellow sleeves, yellow & white quartered cap Brite Spark (IRE) 51
Nag me
8 10-9 A Moloney J L Cullen 100/1101.00

Verdict

LUSKA LAD has always been a class act over hurdles and if anywhere near his best would be very difficult to beat. He will have found the ground much too quick at Galway in September, his first start for over a year, and hopefully he's ready to regain the kind of form that has seen him land three Grade 2s in his time. Un Beau Roman, a close second to the promising Captain Arceus at Punchestown last month, still has plenty of time on his side and his overall form is strong while the versatile False Economy can never be discounted in this sort of grade though his recent form hasn't quite come up to scratch. Moon Dice has been alternating between hurdles and fences and may be better over slightly further.