Today's racecards

Sligo

  • 15:40 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.40s
  • Off time: 15:40:33
15:40 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Local Celebrity (IRE) 2/1
2nd His Excellency (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2241U1- Red & black hoops, white cap, red star Local Celebrity (IRE) 148
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 123 2/13.00
2 234P1P- Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Tango Banbou (FR) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 6/17.00
4 5950P-4 Light blue, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, white cap, red spots Audrelles Lad (IRE) 2
Nag me
9 11-5 t P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 87 20/121.00
5 219869- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star His Excellency (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 G Elliott D N Russell 128 6/42.50
6 142546- Light blue, dark blue braces, dark blue armlet, striped cap Thegondolier (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 11-4 p J J Hanlon B Hayes (7) 9/25.50
7 32- YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Spring Hawk (IRE) 198
Nag me
6 10-12 t T G McCourt B R Dalton (7) 10/111.00
Non runners
3612086-Ahyaknowyerself (IRE)611-5A MullinsD E Mullins

Verdict

Patrick Mullins was on board when Local Celebrity easily beat a huge field of maidens at Navan in December and retains the ride with Ruby Walsh on board stablemate Tango Banbou, a 50/1 winner at Gowran in March before floundering in heavy going at Punchestown. Spring Hawk showed promise in a couple of starts over timber but one career success in 28 starts is off-putting. Thegondolier hasn't quite progressed as anticipated after landing a Thurles maiden in October so this looks destined for HIS EXCELLENCY. Gordon Elliott's charge has been racing at a much higher level than this in juvenile events after beating One Cool Shabra in a Leopardstown Grade 2 in December and his overall form should be enough to get back on the winning trail.