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Limerick

  • 16:25 Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner €48,000 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.80s
  • Off time: 16:25:08
16:25 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Raz De Maree (FR) 7/1
2nd Quietly Fancied (IRE) 16/1
3rd Questions Answered (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11371/3- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Mr Cracker (IRE) 539
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 M Hourigan D N Russell 140 6/17.00
2 22423P- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Four Commanders (IRE) 188
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 M F Morris A E Lynch 136 8/19.00
3 1331P-4 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Cross Appeal (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 N Meade P Carberry 135 5/16.00
5 U35P-43 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Start Me Up (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 C F Swan Miss N Carberry 134 8/19.00
6 R-02118 EMERALD GREEN, white star, yellow halved sleeves, emerald green cap Caim Hill (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-13 P Fenton B T O'Connell 132 14/115.00
7 20U3P7- BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Qhilimar (FR) 218
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 b C E Longsdon B J Geraghty 130 10/111.00
8 126/9-92 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, black sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, black star Questions Answered (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-11 E McNamara R M Power 130 5/16.00
10 88U40-1 YELLOW & GREY DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, grey cap Golden Kite (IRE) 33
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-9 A Maguire P Townend 128 8/19.00
11 835313 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white star Liberty Counsel (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 Mrs D A Love M P Walsh 128 16/117.00
12 10F1P-4 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, white cap The Bishop Looney (IRE) 158
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 T J Nagle-Jr T J Doyle 128 12/113.00
13 17P0-3P Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Quietly Fancied (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 b1 O McKiernan R C Colgan 124 16/117.00
14 22P3-97 EMERALD GREEN, maroon spots, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, emerald green spots Saddlers Storm (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-5 A J Martin N P Madden 124 25/126.00
15 306152 ROYAL BLUE, white cross of lorraine, royal blue cap, white star Raz De Maree (FR) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 123 7/18.00
16 123B5-0 EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, white sleeves, orange cap For A Finish 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-3 p E Doyle A P Cawley 122 20/121.00
Non runners
411122/PThemoonandsixpence (IRE)911-2W P MullinsR Walsh135
923/54F-PNorthern Alliance (IRE)1110-10A J MartinP F Mangan129
173-03125King Ali (IRE)1010-2P G KellyReserve 1121
18F847-19Droim Toll (IRE)1010-0D HassettReserve 2119
190/324-20Willies Girl (IRE)89-13Dermot DayReserve 3118

Verdict

This is generally won by a useful type and QUESTIONS ANSWERED fits the bill. He's been the subject of strong ante-post support since his excellent run in the Kerry National behind stablemate Faltering Fullback and can go one better. Four Commanders is a class act over fences and it's a surprise he hasn't won more than once though he's taken on better company, including when three times runner-up at Grade 2 level. He hasn't been seen since pulling up when favourite for the Irish National in April but should be fit enough. Golden Kite won this last year from exactly the same mark and warmed up for a repeat by scoring over hurdles at Galway last month. He'll make a bold bid while Start Me Up, who was third in the Kerry National, should also get into the mix. Raz De Maree hasn't had much experience over fences but is well enough weighted and can make his presence felt.