Today's racecards

Limerick

  • 14:15 Happy New Year From Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 33.20s
  • Off time: 14:16:04
14:15 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carrow Queen (IRE) 25/1
2nd Pencilhimin (IRE) 5/1
3rd Sword Fish (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 18704-8 yellow, red chevron, red cap Medicinal Compound 42
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 bt A Lee B F Cawley (7) 118 14/115.00
2 2471-06 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Malt Gem (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 Miss M L Hallahan B T O'Connell 113 12/113.00
3 37315-5 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Annie Oakley (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 11-6 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 112 4/15.00
4 P-54515 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sword Fish (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-3 bt C Roche A P Crowe 109 10/34.33
5 1P-5 Maroon & yellow check, striped sleeves, yellow spots on cap Pencilhimin (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-12 N Cassidy R P McNally 104 5/16.00
7 5410P-7 PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond St Maxime (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 10-11 v1 E J O'Grady S J Hassett (3) 103 20/121.00
8 373-000 Purple, yellow diamond, red cap Zekarya (FR) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-11 t1 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 103 16/117.00
9 87FF2P- ROYAL BLUE, red panel & sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Knock Beauty (IRE) 257
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-3 R Tyner P T Enright 95 14/115.00
10 76-P677 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star George Fernbeck 17
Nag me
5 9-11 p J J Hanlon Miss R Blackmore (7) 89 20/121.00
11 647909 Purple & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Carrow Queen (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 9-10 V T O'Brien N P Madden 88 25/126.00
12 67-0079 Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Brown Eyed Joe (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-10 T Cummins D A McCormack (5) 86 25/126.00
13 00092 PURPLE, yellow star, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, yellow star Provincial Pride (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 9-10 J J Mangan P F Mangan 85 9/25.50
14 3-F2079 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Gone Bust (IRE) 131
Nag me
6 9-10 h M Cullinane T G M Ryan 84 40/141.00
17 P00P-P0 Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap Nanos Witness (IRE) 87
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-10 Mrs G O'Connor S J Crimin (7) 81 22/123.00
Non runners
637-4956Sherika (IRE)810-11Mrs G O'ConnorK C Sexton103
1569-00No More Vino (IRE)59-10R K WatsonP A Gallagher84
16P-40804Minella Gathering (IRE)49-10J NallenJ P Holly88

Verdict

Another moderate handicap but ZEKARYA would have a good chance if able to recapture his form of earlier this year and is taken to do so. It's over a year since Sword Fish last ran over hurdles and he's won twice over fences subsequently so, racing off a 14lb lower mark, he has to be a threat to all. Provincial Pride made a promising handicap debut when runner-up to Tidy Zag in a big field at Cork and couldn't get much lower in the ratings while Annie Oakley was staying on strongly at Fairyhouse a couple of weeks ago, her first start since January.