Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 13:35 Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €18,525 2nd €5,415 3rd €2,565 4th €855
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.10s
  • Off time: 13:36:26
13:35 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knockfierna (IRE) 2/1
2nd Start Me Up (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-15 Maroon, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Carloswayback (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-0 P Nolan A P Crowe 3/14.00
2 14 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Saville Row (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 3/14.00
3 P-32231 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Start Me Up (IRE) 47
Nag me
6 11-0 C F Swan D J Casey 116 7/24.50
4 307-211 EMERALD GREEN, black sleeves, check cap Knockfierna (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-12 C Byrnes N P Madden 2/13.00
5 P4-3701 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white stars on sleeves, hooped cap Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 48
Nag me
5 10-9 D M O'Brien J L Cullen 97 12/113.00

Verdict

START ME UP looked ideally suited to a stamina test when beating the hat-trick seeking Our Victoria over 2m4f at Clonmel and should have things go his way enough for him to complete a double here. Carloswayback easily beat Knockfierna over the minimum trip here in November but ran poorly in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse subsequently and tackles this trip for the first time. Knockfierna has since completed a double, including over 2m3f on this track, and should have no problems staying the extra. Saville Row made a successful debut over today's trip at Down Royal and, though not quite progressing as expected in a Grade 3 at Cork, he looks a real threat with the distance very much in his favour. Ballinahow Lady ploughed through very testing ground over three miles at Naas but will need to improve again in this better race.