Today's racecards

Listowel

  • 17:45 John Fletcher Memorial Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €13,651 2nd €3,990 3rd €1,891 4th €630
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 17:46:00
17:45 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Massini's Trap (IRE) 10/1
2nd King of The Picts (IRE) 7/2
3rd Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 46-1122 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Shamar (FR) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-10 t W P Mullins R Walsh 135 9/43.25
2 367-113 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 D K Weld D N Russell 133 6/52.20
3 2-15 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star King of The Picts (IRE) 53
Nag me
4 11-1 J P Shanahan Andrew J McNamara 123 7/24.50
4 7312 Purple, orange seams, orange cap Massini's Trap (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-1 J Nash K C Sexton (7) 10/111.00
5 P45P0-0 WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 82
Nag me
10 11-0 N F Glynn M J Ferris 135 16/117.00
6 0-50 WHITE, red spots, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots Sanndiyr (IRE) 41
Nag me
5 11-0 t J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 66/167.00
7 Maroon, yellow triple diamond, yellow seams on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Prince Kazaz (IRE)
Nag me
4 10-10 M Hourigan A P Heskin 50/151.00
8 034/P-08 Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star Mazagee (FR) 26
Nag me
5 10-7 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 104 25/126.00

Verdict

SHAMAR had looked very smart when completing a double earlier in the summer and didn't lose much in defeat by Que Pasa at Galway but he disappointed behind Lord Ben at Tramore. That may just have been a blip as he finished just in front of today's main rival Diplomat at Galway when conceding 6lb so should again have the edge over Dermot Weld's charge. King Of The Picts was 17l behind Diplomat at Galway in July and looks held while the chaser Becauseicouldntsee, whose last three runs were in the Grand National, the Bet365 at Sandown and a Listed chase at Uttoxeter, has never won over hurdles.