Today's racecards

Tipperary

  • 15:35 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €40,624 2nd €11,874 3rd €5,625 4th €1,875
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.50s
  • Off time: 15:37:34
15:35 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silk Hall (UAE) 25/1
2nd Steps To Freedom (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1105/22 EMERALD GREEN, black sash & sleeves, green cap Steps To Freedom (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 t Mrs J Harrington R M Power 146 2/13.00
3 4/112P6- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 W P Mullins D N Russell 147 4/15.00
4 8-415P4 BROWN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Ted Dolly (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-4 E U Hales B J Geraghty 117 25/126.00
5 1/11542- Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Shadow Eile (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 136 6/17.00
6 0/1533-3 Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 T Cummins Mr M J O'Connor 119 16/117.00
7 U37186- WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-0 t T Mullins D J Condon 139 2/13.00
8 P33-778 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Silk Hall (UAE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 b J J Lambe E J O'Connell 128 25/126.00
Non runners
132194-9So Young (FR)711-9W P MullinsR Walsh157

Verdict

This has been won by some cracking good hurdlers and should be again with a strong line-up on view. Having beaten Zaidpour in a Grade 2 at Gowran in February, So Young is the obvious class act in the line-up but he'll be facing fast going for the first time in his career and isn't certain to be suited. His stablemate Midnight Game is also unraced on ground this quick but at least will be fit enough after a run on the level at Down Royal last month. Shadow Eile has won a couple of races on good going while Fosters Cross defied his advancing years with a comfortable success on fast ground at Leopardstown last week. STEPS TO FREEDOM has been running over fences and finished runner-up at Killarney on Wednesday. He won't mind the conditions and his basic Flat speed may be enough to see him home.