Today's racecards

Sligo

  • 18:00 Ladies Day At Sligo 7th August Nursery Handicap6f 110y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.40s
  • Off time: 18:00:52
18:00 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Splashtop (IRE) 10/3
2nd Cleano 12/1
3rd Spirit Stone (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 755 WHITE, red chevron, mauve cap Trust Your Opinion (IRE) 26
Nag me
2 9-10 W McCreery P J Smullen 71 5/16.00
2 (3) 29254 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Splashtop (IRE) 17
Nag me
2 9-9 h P J Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (7) 70 10/34.33
3 (5) P7481 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intenser (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-5 b B W Duke K J Manning 66 7/24.50
4 (4) 42045 RED & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Lady Mandeville (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-4 h A McGuinness D P McDonogh 65 8/19.00
5 (7) 5590 Royal blue, emerald green sash, quartered cap Liffey View (IRE) 69
Nag me
2 8-11 A McGuinness R Coakley (5) 58 10/111.00
6 (1) 687 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Cleano 28
Nag me
2 8-9 T Cleary R P Cleary 56 12/113.00
7 (6) 677 WHITE, royal blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Double Windsor (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 8-9 K Prendergast C D Hayes 56 11/112.00
8 (2) 677 YELLOW, royal blue stars, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars Spirit Stone (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 8-9 K J Condon S Foley 56 11/26.50

Verdict

Brendan Duke won this a year ago with a horse owned by Jim Bolger's wife Jackie and INTENSER can repeat the process. He underwent a gelding operation after four very moderate efforts and it did the trick as he won the first nursery of the season at the Curragh last month. With just a 4lb rise to contend with he's taken to complete the double and again see off Splashtop, who was 2l behind in fourth. Trust Your Opinion showed good pace for a long way at Navan but still has plenty to do with top weight while Lady Mandeville has been inconsistent and ran poorly at Naas last time and the remainder have struggled in maidens.