Today's racecards

Listowel

  • 15:25 Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner €27,625 2nd €8,075 3rd €3,825 4th €1,276
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.51s
  • Off time: 15:26:53
15:25 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eye of The Storm (IRE) 10/11
2nd Inis Meain (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1-42103 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Inis Meain (USA) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-12 Denis Hogan D E Mullins 110 9/43.25
3 (3) 3111/32- Yellow, dark blue sash, yellow cap Minsk (IRE) 189
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 D T Hughes W J Lee 105 10/111.00
4 (2) 468154 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 h A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 93 25/126.00
5 (1) 122515 YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Leah Claire (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 W McCreery D M Grant 94 20/121.00
6 (7) 13-22 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Eye of The Storm (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 111 10/111.91
7 (5) 253340 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Kiss Goodnight (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-10 J J Murphy S Foley 92 50/151.00
8 (4) 1-31501 WHITE, red disc, red chevrons on sleeves, white cap Levanto (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 W P Mullins P J Smullen 104 13/27.50
Non runners
2 (6)922116/Carraiglawn (IRE)69-9J S BolgerK J Manning95

Verdict

EYE OF THE STORM was attempting this trip for the first time when just failing to hold off Missunited at Galway last week and, as that was his first start since April and he's won on heavy ground, he can recoup losses. Minsk reverts to the Flat after several fine performances over hurdles last winter and should do better back over timber but Levanto was raised 10lb after landing a tough handicap at the Curragh so it's no surprise to see her raised to this grade. Carraiglawn hasn't been seen since the 2010 Irish Derby but he's an interesting one for the rest of the season whatever happens here.