Today's racecards

Roscommon

  • 18:40 Gerry Igoe Land Drainage Flat V National Hunt Riders Challenge Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 42.10s
  • Off time: 18:42:17
18:40 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marlos Moment 11/2
2nd Articilitis (IRE) 12/1
3rd Gothen Niece (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 946/0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Pride Of The Lions (NZ) 30
Nag me
7 11-0 N Madden N P Madden 66 7/18.00
2 (1) 133243/ YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Champion Boy (IRE) 640
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 N Meade J P O'Brien 63 3/14.00
3 (5) 454534 Black, pink star, pink sleeves, black stars, black cap Saratoga Baby (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 10-9 Peter Fahey D J Condon 61 10/34.33
4 (8) 30/7 GREY & BLUE HALVED, crimson cap Speed Dial 12
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7 10-8 P Hughes K J Manning 60 22/123.00
5 (11) 0/7807-0 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star Boxer Beat (IRE) 17
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5 10-5 bt P W Flynn T J Doyle 57 14/115.00
6 (6) 066-271 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 C P Donoghue M C Hussey 56 5/16.00
7 (12) 405098 EMERALD GREEN, red spots, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Articilitis (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 D McDonogh E J McNamara (3) 53 12/113.00
8 (3) 800S0 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Skiing In Tune (IRE) 64
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6 9-11 P J Flynn J F Egan 49 14/115.00
9 (9) 703550 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Accompanist 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-9 pt T G McCourt B J Cooper (3)(ex1) 47 14/115.00
11 (4) 8900-0 GREY AND PINK CHECK, grey sleeves and cap Go Babie Go (IRE) 26
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4 9-9 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 47 20/121.00
12 (2) 900/99-0 BLACK & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, black spots Live Trade (IRE) 32
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5 9-9 V T O'Brien F M Berry 47 20/121.00
13 (13) 700/040- Emerald green, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap Marlos Moment 17
Nag me
6 9-9 t J H Culloty C D Hayes 47 11/26.50
Non runners
10 (7)205616-Danehill Tapdancer (IRE)59-9Mrs Y DunleavyP J Smullen47

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien won this on a 20/1 chance a year ago and has quickly been snapped up by Noel Meade for Champion Boy. He's a tough and useful handicapper on his day and the fact that he hasn't been seen since October 2010 shouldn't be too much of a concern. Danehill Tapdancer is another with a long absence to overcome and the ground could be a problem though Pat Smullen's expertise will ensure a good run. Michael Hussey was seen at his best when steering GOTHEN NIECE to victory at Cork a fortnight ago where the early pace didn't suit his mount. A rise of 4lb looks manageable and she can complete a quick double. Go Babie Go hasn't shown much to date but steps up markedly in trip and would be of interest if attracting support.