Limerick

  • 17:05 Liam Hogan Memorial Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.20s
  • Off time: 17:05:34
17:05 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Page Turner (IRE) 3/1
2nd Toostrong (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 90P7-B1 ROYAL BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, pink cap Slieveardagh (IRE) 252
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 133 12/113.00
2 147111 EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, white cap Muzak (IRE) 179
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-8 p J Monroe K C Sexton (5) 131 8/19.00
3 2-252B1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamond, white sleeves, check cap Kandinski (IRE) 24
Nag me
8 11-3 h R Tyner P T Enright 126 5/42.25
4 5P27P2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toostrong (FR) 155
Nag me
7 11-2 t G Elliott D N Russell 125 6/17.00
5 F9-4145 BLUE, yellow sash, red & white quartered cap Page Turner (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 b J J Walsh Mr A McCurtin (7) 123 3/14.00
6 111964 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
12 10-13 t Denis Hogan B F Cawley (5) 122 8/19.00
Non runners
721551PHospital (IRE)610-6E McNamaraM P Walsh115

Verdict

The veteran Luke's Benefit is better handicapped over hurdles but his last two victories were over fences and his trainer knows how to place horses to their best effect. Muzak began last year on a mark of 100 and he's now 31lb higher after four victories. He hasn't run since October which may just tell in these testing conditions but he should be winning again soon. Toostrong also last ran in October and generally needs his opening run. Slieveardagh has an even longer absence to overcome having scored on very fast going at Tipperary in July but KANDINSKI is fighting fit after an impressive all-the-way victory at Clonmel and is handed the vote to complete the double.