Follow Listowel Races On Facebook Handicap (60-90) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 9 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Good (Good to Yielding in the chute)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.47s
- Off time: 15:42:04
|1st||3 Talitha Kum||7/2j|
Surreal (IRE) 212
|5||136 9-10 h||Jane M Foley||G F Carroll||83||14/1|
Talitha Kum (IRE) 8
|4||136 9-10||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||83||7/2j|
Barack (IRE) 34
|8||135 9-9 bt||W McCreery||L F Roche (3)||82||12/1|
Footprint (IRE) 63
|7||134 9-8 p||P Martin||A P Thornton (3)||81||16/1|
Asgardella (IRE) 14
|4||132 9-6||W McCreery||W M Lordan||79||11/2|
Melvin The Grate (IRE) 21
|4||132 9-6||J P Murtagh||R Coakley (7)||79||7/2j|
Vasoni (IRE) 18
|6||121 8-9||T Doyle||R P Downey (7)||68||8/1|
Lord Jim (IRE) 133
|5||120 8-8 p||P J Prendergast||S Corby (7)||67||4/1|
Refractor (IRE) 9
|6||120 8-8 pt||Denis Hogan||C P Hoban (3)||67||10/1|
||6||t||J J Walsh||R P Whelan||87||NR|
||4||813||P J F Murphy||C R King||72||NR|
||3||84||Ms S Lavery||N G McCullagh||72||NR|
||4||9-7||Denis Hogan||W J Lee||8/1|
The Four Elms appears to need much further and is on his highest mark but Talitha Kum is taking a drop in class and is back over her best trip on ground she will like. She had Melvin The Grate behind when runner-up at Leopardstown earlier and has to be respected. Vasoni has won four times at 7f but never over this trip so the vote goes to the well-handicapped LORD JIM, despite an absence since January. A close third to Fulminata over this track and trip on his previous start, it's a surprise to see him on a 2lb lower mark especially as the runner-up, That's Plenty, has subsequently won five races. Refractor ran well at Cork just over a week ago and his trainer is adept at placing his horses and though Gone Viral is 2lb out of the handicap he's still expected to go well as he performed with credit at Killarney after a 10lb rise for his victory at Gowran.
The Four Elms (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Towards rear, improved on outer straight, ridden to chase leaders and no impression from over 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Piri Wango (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m hcp in May.
Wholelotofrosie (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, soon challenged, no extra in 4th under 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Killourney Empress (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp sft in May.
Gone Viral (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, good headway on outer straight to be soon prominent, in front 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Daredevil Day (9-2) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp sft in May.
Talitha Kum (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up, 13th 3f out, no impression in 9th and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 9th of 15, 16l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp in May.
Footprint (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leader and 7th halfway, no impression early straight, no extra final furlong, 10th of 17, 13l behind Sophisticated Heir (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f in Mar.
Vasoni (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Towards rear, under pressure in 13th 3f out, kept on well final furlong, 7th of 16, 6l behind Regal Power (8-13) at Naas 7f app hcp in May.
Barack (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Pushed along towards rear early, soon mid-division, 7th early straight, 8th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 8l behind Intensical (8-6) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 in Apr.
Asgardella (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Odisseia (8-13) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp gd in May.
Surreal (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division on outer, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 14, 41l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Nov.
Refractor (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and progress under 3f out, 3rd 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Lean And Keen (9-13) at Cork 1m hcp 50-80 in May.
Lord Jim (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Fulminata (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.
Melvin The Grate (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, 13th 1 1/2f out, ridden and progress into 8th 1f out, kept on to take 5th close home, 5th of 15, 5l behind Harley's Harley (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp in May.