Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 16:10 www.thetote.com Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 45.10s
  • Off time: 16:11:20
16:10 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saddlenomore (IRE) 9/1
2nd Swift Lady (IRE) 12/1
3rd Rather Curious (IRE) 10/3
4th Lion Valley (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 084633 Pink, purple stars on cap Saddlenomore (IRE) 26
Nag me
8 11-12 Shane Joyce P Townend 95 9/110.00
2 4S16P0 RED, black spots, white & black quartered cap Strange Encounter (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 b P Fenton B T O'Connell 95 10/111.00
3 PP7522 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Pretty Happy (IRE) 11
Nag me
10 11-11 J A Berry Mr A F O'Neill (7) 94 6/17.00
4 38/0-78P Emerald Green, White sash, check cap Wings Of A Star (GER) 123
Nag me
7 11-8 p E Doyle J R Barry 91 16/117.00
7 7PP0P7 ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Swift Lady (IRE) 11
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9 11-5 t P Meany T J Doyle 88 12/113.00
8 316555 White, yellow star, light green sleeves & cap Toomdeely (IRE) 32
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10 11-5 t P Neville P T Enright 88 6/17.00
9 760-0R5 Dark blue, white stars on sleeves, quartered cap Slim To None (IRE) 25
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6 11-4 P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 87 16/117.00
10 664555 LIGHT BLUE, light blue cap, pink star Rather Curious (IRE) 8
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8 11-3 J A Berry Mr M J Scallan (7) 86 10/34.33
11 552F29 Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap Lion Valley (IRE) 1
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9 11-0 t1 S Braddish D N Russell 83 14/115.00
12 F6000 ORANGE, white sash, emerald green cap Grove Kid (IRE) 26
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8 10-13 Ms C O'Connell A E Lynch 82 25/126.00
13 00/90-P5 ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, emerald green cap Dosco's Dream (IRE) 33
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9 10-12 bt James Wilkinson A P Heskin (3) 81 14/115.00
14 0/7-050P EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Pasou (FR) 30
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7 10-12 b1 M J McDonagh R J Jones (5) 81 20/121.00
15 5-P6F00 Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap Close Comet (IRE) 126
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10 10-11 S Braddish N P Madden 80 20/121.00
16 P-8P470 Purple, yellow sash, yellow cap, purple star Denver John (IRE) 26
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9 10-11 M McDonagh B J Cooper 80 7/18.00
17 706/5F0 WHITE, red stars, white sleeves, check cap Imaculate Rose (IRE) 11
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8 10-11 M T Moran MR C L Murphy (7) 80 33/134.00
18 0/84P0-U ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Locky (IRE) 322
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7 10-11 P Meany A P Thornton (3) 80 33/134.00
Non runners
546907Cill Airne (IRE)611-7D M O'BrienJ L Cullen90
6332883High Class Show (IRE)711-5J J WalshF A McCurtin88
191/9-0904Bluebell Princess (IRE)711-5J J ManganReserve 188

Verdict

John Berry holds a strong hand here with Pretty Happy and Rather Curious. The former has returned from a spell over fences in good form though he's done better over the minimum trip while the latter will love the testing ground and isn't badly treated. High Class Show attracted major support on his handicap debut here in December but ran poorly while Saddlenomore hasn't been done any favours for her handicap debut. STRANGE ENCOUNTER has a C&D victory to his credit and battled to victory at Navan in December. He's shown nothing in three subsequent starts but this won't take much winning and he can bounce back.