Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 8 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 35.50s
- Off time: 13:35:43
|1st||1 Dont Tell Pa||11/4|
|3rd||7 Senior Again||6||2/1f|
Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 28
|5||166 11-12 t||J J Mangan||Miss J M Mangan (7)||102||11/4|
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 4
|6||166 11-12||M McDonagh||R J Jones (3)||102||5/1|
Noble Pageant (IRE) 27
|6||162 11-8 p||John Neilan||P F Mangan||98||5/1|
Do The Bookies 10
|8||159 11-5||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||95||8/1|
Missie Ella (IRE) 13
|4||154 11-0||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||93||20/1|
Senior Again (IRE) 21
|6||153 10-13||F Flood||M P Walsh||89||2/1f|
Cher Tel Me (IRE) 3
|7||151 10-11 t||T Doyle||M P Burke (7)||87||7/1|
Miss Hansome 144
|5||148 10-8||C Wilkinson||M A Enright (5)||84||33/1|
||9||115||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'Neill||95||NR|
Dont Tell Pa is upped another 8lb after landing a double when successful at Limerick last time. He'll be thereabouts again but SHESONLYAHORSE is preferred. The Galway winner just failed to hang on to the lead in better company at Fairyhouse on Wednesday and is taken to go one better here. Senior Again has won a couple of chases since the last time he raced over timber and could figure competing off a much lower mark while Noble Pageant has been placed in similar company of late and may well make the frame again. Do The Bookies could prove best of the remainder.
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, 7th of 10, 39l behind Sands Cove (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 4-1fav (10-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, travelled well in 2nd entering straight, led before 2 out, ridden and challenged before last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct beating The Boys Dont Know (10-6) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Led, joined before 2 out, soon ridden, regained lead briefly at last, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Senior Again (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Waited with, improved 5 out, 6th approaching straight, no extra from 2 out, 10th of 12, well behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft in Oct.
Miss Hansome 14-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 30l behind Blaze Of Fire (11-3) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Do The Bookies 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden before straight, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 8l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Noble Pageant (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Soon chased leaders, 3rd before 2 out, no impression under pressure in 2nd run-in and just held on for runner-up spot, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Ballygill Gale (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct.
Cher Tel Me (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, no impression and kept on from before 3 out, 7th of 18, 19l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Missie Ella (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no threat in straight, 9th of 17, 32l behind Worldor (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct.