Limerick

  • 15:15 Fergus O'Toole Memorial Novice Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.40s
  • Off time: 15:15:24
15:15 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zuzka (IRE) 7/2
2nd Dara Tango (FR) 14/1
3rd Busty Brown (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-11013 White & emerald green hoops, emerald green sleeves & cap Baresi (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 J Long P F Mangan 114 12/113.00
2 32-1261 WHITE, black diamond & sleeves, check cap Dara Tango (FR) 14
Nag me
5 11-5 t A J Martin D N Russell 119 14/115.00
3 452-212 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Beachdale Lad (IRE) 15
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5 11-2 Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 7/18.00
4 23422-1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Busty Brown (IRE) 13
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6 11-2 N Meade P Carberry 7/42.75
5 34-31 RED, black spots, quartered cap Hansupfordetroit (IRE) 20
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7 11-2 t A A Howard N J O'Shea 10/111.00
7 2124-31 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Ted Veale (IRE) 25
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5 11-2 A J Martin B J Geraghty 9/25.50
8 1-12125 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Letherbelucky (IRE) 25
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5 10-12 W P Mullins P Townend 121 14/115.00
10 166634 Light blue, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, white cap Katys Girl (IRE) 7
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6 10-9 P O Brady A P Heskin 109 28/129.00
11 131222 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Zuzka (IRE) 33
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 122 7/24.50
Non runners
624644Jolly Mac Vic (IRE)611-2D E FitzgeraldN P Madden
975-3217Civena (IRE)610-9J A BerryA F O'Neill107

Verdict

A cracking turnout for this Grade 3 and Willie Mullins is double handed with ZUZKA and Letherbelucky. The former looks the one to be on with her allowances as she made the prolific Missunited pull out all the stops at Galway and will be suited by the longer trip. Letherbelucky was nowhere near her best at Listowel last month but both of the champion trainer's entries face a stiff test from Busty Brown. Noel Meade's charge was an impressive winner over Champagne Agent at around this trip on heavy ground at Roscommon and looks a very nice recruit to hurdling. Most of the remainder arrive in good form but need to find a bit extra in a race that should provide plenty of pointers for the winter.