Today's racecards

Tipperary

  • 18:30 Pride Of Tipperary Festival 2013 Handicap5f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.22s
  • Off time: 18:30:47
18:30 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Johnny Lynch (IRE) 5/2
2nd Sylvan Mist (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1672-98 Light green, red cross sashes, check sleeves, red diamond on cap Almanack 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-10 pt T Stack S Gray (5) 85 7/18.00
2 (3) 539-1 ROYAL BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, quartered cap Johnny Lynch (IRE) 56
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-5 v D K Weld P J Smullen 80 5/23.50
3 (6) 10-5330 Red, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Scatty Cat (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 P McCreery M C Hussey 78 14/115.00
4 (5) 70234- Maroon, black diamond, diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, black stars Tylery Wonder (IRE) 188
Nag me
3 9-1 b W McCreery J P O'Brien 76 5/16.00
5 (1) 42-0613 Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap More Questions (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 p E Lynam S Foley 75 4/15.00
6 (2) 352941 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Sylvan Mist (IRE) 71
Nag me
3 8-12 pt E Lynam D P McDonogh 73 7/24.50
7 (7) 08-8 DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap Interim 18
Nag me
3 8-4 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 62 10/111.00

Verdict

Eddie Lynam is a dab hand with sprinters and MORE QUESTIONS appeals as the likelier of his two contenders here. A Navan win was achieved on good ground before a respectable third at the same track under softer conditions when dropped to 5f. This return to better going will aid his cause and he rates the one to beat. Stable companion Sylvan Mist has not tackled the minimum trip since her debut but did the job in fair style at Dundalk when last seen in April. However, she's yet to race on anything other than the all-weather surface and the drop in trip is not necessarily a plus point. Johnny Lynch looks the main threat to the selection after scoring here when tackling this trip for the first time. He looks a sure-fire improver with the only concern being that he has yet to operate on good ground or better.