Listowel

  • 17:15 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Premier Nursery Handicap1m

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.32s
  • Off time: 17:16:01
17:15 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mekong River (IRE) 9/4
2nd Hidden Oasis (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 541 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hidden Oasis (IRE) 45
Nag me
2 9-10 D Wachman F M Berry 98 15/82.88
2 (5) 541 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap All Set To Go (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-8 A Oliver C D Hayes 96 6/17.00
3 (2) 11 Dark Blue Mekong River (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-5 v1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 93 9/43.25
5 (3) 73421 RED, yellow seams, green cap Colour Blue (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 8-12 W McCreery G F Carroll 86 8/19.00
6 (7) 2241 Pink Ruler Of France 12
Nag me
2 8-11 v D Wachman W M Lordan 85 6/17.00
8 (6) 236115 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focussed (IRE) 23
Nag me
2 8-7 b B W Duke R P Cleary 81 10/111.00
Non runners
4 (8)831Adelana (IRE)28-13M HalfordD P McDonogh87
7 (1)861Billboard (IRE)28-9Mrs J HarringtonS Foley83

Verdict

MEKONG RIVER has a Group 2 entry later this month so will need to take this to justify those ambitions. He was awarded the race on his debut at Gowran and had to battle to complete the double at Killarney but there should be more to come and he can remain unbeaten. David Wachman is represented by Hidden Oasis, who took advantage of heavy ground to win by 10 lengths at Galway, and Ruler Of France, who landed what looked like a tough Gowran nursery last time. Focussed is the only one in the line-up not to have won last time out but he ran very well in a lucrative sales race at the Curragh after his two nursery victories and could prove the main threat, though it would be no shock to see any of the remainder winning a very open event.