Today's racecards

Listowel

  • 16:05 Friends Of Tony Wright Memorial Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 22.10s
  • Off time: 16:06:18
16:05 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sho Girl (IRE) 25/1
2nd Caim Hill (IRE) 16/1
3rd Clara Bel La (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 6-07523 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Encrypted Message (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 10-0 v1 D K Weld P J Smullen 86 8/19.00
2 (11) 10-5419 EMERALD GREEN, white star, yellow halved sleeves, emerald green cap Caim Hill (IRE) 28
Nag me
10 9-12 P Fenton F M Berry 84 16/117.00
3 (10) 20-1024 BROWN & LIGHT GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, red cap Clara Bel La (IRE) 43
Nag me
7 9-11 J E Kiely K J Manning 83 7/24.50
4 (6) 950-612 Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 122
Nag me
6 9-10 E O'Connell F Lynch 82 8/19.00
5 (7) 31 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Victory Song (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 9-10 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 92 3/14.00
6 (8) 51150 Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Abou Ben (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-4 A Oliver C D Hayes 76 8/19.00
7 (4) 3312D8 MAROON, light blue chevron & armlet, maroon cap, light blue diamond Lady Giselle 31
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-2 J J Walsh G F Carroll 84 11/112.00
8 (9) 41930 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Sho Girl (IRE) 43
Nag me
4 9-0 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 72 25/126.00
9 (5) 25-0724 VERMILLION, cream sleeves & sash, vermillion cuffs, quartered cap Phangio (USA) 47
Nag me
4 8-11 P J Rothwell R P Cleary 69 14/115.00
10 (2) 00/8737 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Courageous Cry (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 8-8 T Doyle W M Lordan 66 12/113.00
11 (1) 54011-3 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Ibsen (IRE) 2
Nag me
4 8-4 J J Murphy B A Curtis 61 7/18.00

Verdict

No three-year-old has won this so far but VICTORY SONG can put matters right. Bred to be a true champion, he has only run twice and handled heavy ground well enough on his debut and the fact that he's in a Group 3 at Ascot later suggests he's well regarded. Encrypted Message has been going well in tough handicaps on much quicker ground and is better in these conditions so should carry his big weight with distinction. Captainofthefleet, who scored over 2m1f at Clonmel in May before finding 1m4f too short a couple of weeks later, will be suited by the trip and ground and looks a major threat if ready after his summer break.