Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 16:45 Martin Molony Stakes 1m 4f 110y

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 52.47s
  • Off time: 16:46:25
16:45 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tarana (IRE) 10/3
2nd El Salvador (IRE) 5/2
3rd Inis Meain (USA) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 13419-3 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Parish Hall (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-11 J S Bolger K J Manning 112 13/27.50
2 (2) 10322-1 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Inis Meain (USA) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 Denis Hogan D E Mullins 110 7/42.75
3 (5) 15616- Red, white hoop, emerald green sleeves & cap Ebazziyr (IRE) 120
Nag me
6 9-6 t J Leavy F M Berry 50/151.00
4 (1) 3642P-1 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap El Salvador (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 106 5/23.50
5 (9) 123451- Maroon, white star & sleeves, hooped cap Sir Ector (USA) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 J J Lambe C D Hayes 104 12/113.00
6 (6) 3226- ROYAL BLUE, white hollow box, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap Storm Away 199
Nag me
5 9-1 P J Flynn D M Grant 76 66/167.00
7 (4) 15254-0 Light blue, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, light blue chevrons, light blue cap Valbucca (IRE) 7
Nag me
7 9-1 b W McCreery W M Lordan 92 33/134.00
9 (3) 1/2-2 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Tarana (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 98 10/34.33
Non runners
8 (7)212263-Drifting Mist49-0M HalfordS Foley94

Verdict

INIS MEAIN looks the one to be on as he goes from strength-to-strength and followed his hurdles victory in February with a very impressive Listed success over Tarana at the Curragh a couple of weeks ago with Parish Hall in third. The runner-up was having only her third start and should get closer but Parish Hall appeared to have had every chance and didn't quicken as expected. Sir Ector landed a 1m6f Premier handicap at Leopardstown in November and had a recent run over hurdles so this trip looks on the short side but El Salvador showed his liking for heavy ground when beating Cosmic Cannonball in a three-horse race here though appears to act on any ground and has to be a threat. Drifting Mist didn't perform badly at this level on her final start last season but has a bit more to find.