Today's racecards

Sligo

  • 18:05 Martin Reilly BMW Dealer Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €7,417 2nd €1,720 3rd €752 4th €430
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.00s
  • Off time: 18:05:43
18:05 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Madam (IRE) 9/4
2nd Dara Tango (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 08632-1 WHITE, black diamond & sleeves, check cap Dara Tango (FR) 32
Nag me
5 11-12 t1 A J Martin B J Geraghty 113 5/23.50
2 0-21 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE STRIPES Landero 69
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 B Heffernan Andrew J McNamara 6/17.00
3 851P-7 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 b N Meade D J Condon 116 4/15.00
4 72-1213 RED, emerald green Cross of Lorraine, red cap Top Madam (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 t D Coffey P Townend 9/43.25
5 823-26 RED, white star, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, white star Via Del Corso 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-8 t D M Kelly M A Enright (5) 102 9/25.50

Verdict

A tight little handicap where none can be ruled out including Via Del Corso, who has won on the Flat recently. Top Madam had looked a really smart prospect when beating Letherbelucky at Down Royal but didn't run so well at Killarney next time while Protaras has found 2m4f stretching his stamina on his two latest starts after scoring over this trip at Navan. Dara Tango had been making steady progress before scoring at Killarney in May and though not running so well on the Flat since he should carry his big weight with distinction though LANDERO looks the one to be on. A winner on the Flat in Germany, he's taken to hurdling very well and, after a cracking run at Cork in May scored at Down Royal the following month. He looks the form pick though the one proviso is that the ground doesn't become more testing.