Limerick

  • 13:05 Woodlands House Hotel Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.60s
  • Off time: 13:06:24
13:05 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince De Beauchene (FR) 3/1
2nd Venture Capital (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/63130- Maroon, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Carloswayback (IRE) 284
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-11 t P Nolan M N Doran (5) 121 14/115.00
2 1107-15 Dark blue, dark blue & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, dark blue star Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-11 H de Bromhead M J Ferris 9/43.25
3 5-39513 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 11-11 M Hourigan M A Enright (5) 127 6/17.00
4 5351/51- Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Prince De Beauchene (FR) 306
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 W P Mullins E Mullins 125 3/14.00
5 10-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Venture Capital (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 11-11 P Fenton B T O'Connell 9/43.25
6 31200-6 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Edeymi (IRE) 55
Nag me
4 11-8 t A J Martin B R Dalton (5) 134 10/111.00
Non runners
7U3-4712Carries Darling511-4J J ManganP F Mangan118

Verdict

Wining point-to-pointer and bumper Clonbanan Lad looked promising when making a winning hurdling debut at Punchestown and though well beaten in a Fairyhouse Grade 1 subsequently he wasn't disgraced and this is more his level. Edeymi has missed a couple of opportunities through bad weather recently so should be ready but his most recent form leaves plenty to be desired and he's best watched for now. Prince De Beauchene is the class-act here though it's almost four years since he last ran over hurdles. He's now a high-class chaser with a mark of 155 after his Grade 2 victory at Fairyhouse in February but he'll be back over fences shortly and could just need this. VENTURE CAPITAL has nowhere near the experience of most of these rivals and was having only his third start when running away with a maiden hurdle at Wexford. However, he looked potentially useful that day and with the slightly longer trip in his favour he's taken to surprise a few of his better fancied rivals.