Today's racecards

Sligo

  • 20:40 21st August At Sligo Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.83s
  • Off time: 20:40:26
20:40 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cheval Rouge (IRE) 7/1
2nd Irish Reel (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 321-406 Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Long Journey Home (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 b J M Oxx N G McCullagh 77 13/27.50
2 (1) 52-261 RED, white stars, red sleeves, striped cap Diplomat (USA) 7
Nag me
3 9-11 D K Weld P J Smullen 85 Evs2.00
3 (4) 0-63792 Royal blue & red quartered, halved sleeves, white cap Headford Lady (IRE) 12
Nag me
7 9-10 b J Halpin R P Whelan (5) 75 9/110.00
4 (3) 217743 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Cheval Rouge (IRE) 3
Nag me
5 9-7 bt H Rogers S H James (3) 72 7/18.00
5 (6) 65143-0 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Leroy Parker (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 b N Meade E J McNamara (3) 69 3/14.00
8 (5) 753333 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Irish Reel (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 8-4 p H Rogers C D Hayes 55 8/19.00
Non runners
6 (7)041228Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE)79-3A LeahyM M Monaghan68
7 (8)380-846Walter De La Mare (IRE)58-9J J MurphyS Foley60

Verdict

DIPLOMAT is the only three-year-old in the field but can take care of his elders. Dermot Weld's colt was making his handicap debut at Galway a week ago and, though finding a mile on the short side, got up in the closing stages to beat Our Conor a nose. With the longer trip in his favour and that experience under his belt he can complete a quick double from just 6lb higher. Cheval Rouge takes a huge step up in trip after finishing third over 7f at Galway on Sunday but Headford Lady could find it on the short side despite a fair effort over the trip behind Sindjara at Down Royal. Leroy Parker, Gra Geal Mo Chroi and Walter De La Mare are all winners over the C&D while the remaining pair can't be dismissed in what looks a wide-open handicap.