Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 19:35 Grant Thornton Novice Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner €12,075 2nd €2,799 3rd €1,225 4th €700
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.30s
  • Off time: 19:35:25
19:35 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Real Article (IRE) Evs
2nd Lord Ben (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 3223U1- Light blue & red hoops, halved sleeves, red cap Lord Ben (IRE) 112
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 5/23.50
3 394-716 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Sands Cove (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 11-8 C F Swan D J Casey 116 7/24.50
4 P5-7506 Emerald green & yellow hoops, white sleeves, green & white hooped cap Clara More (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 11-2 p E O'Grady A P Heskin 109 16/117.00
5 762-22P MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Coldstonesober (IRE) 31
Nag me
7 11-2 J R Finn T C Carroll (5) 109 12/113.00
6 642P-25 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, hooped cap The Real Article (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 t E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 132 Evs2.00
Non runners
12840-11Whats Happening (IRE)611-12M HouriganR Walsh

Verdict

THE REAL ARTICLE, a dual Grade 2 winner over hurdles, has undoubtedly been a disappointment to date over fences though he will have found 2m1f too short at Killarney last week. He'll need to improve his jumping if he's to see off some progressive rivals though he receives weight and is given one more chance. Whats Happening is really fulfilling his potential and battled on strongly to beat Original Option over 3m here recently. That gives him a double penalty and Lord Ben may have his measure despite being absent since beating Toner D'Oudairies at Thurles in April. Coldstonesober had done well before facing fast ground at Kilbeggan where he was never travelling and pulled up.