Limestone Lad Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 3f

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 52.50s
  • Off time: 13:01:02
Full result
Result 13:00 Naas
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Rule The World 5/4f
2nd 6 Jennies Jewel 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 163/04-5
YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Mourad (IRE) 18
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 163/04-5
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 W P Mullins P Townend 154 16/1
2 12P-142
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rule The World 21
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 12P-142
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 M F Morris B J Cooper 150 5/4f
3 113618/
WHITE, black diamond & sleeves, check cap Dunguib (IRE) 1040
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 113618/
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
11 153 10-13 P Fenton B T O'Connell 148 13/2
4 742-111
maroon, white star, white armlets and cap Rathlin 172
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 742-111
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 t M F Morris D N Russell 140 7/1
5 11/11-14
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Upsie (FR) 20
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 11/11-14
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 W P Mullins R Walsh 145 11/4
6 4-22313
Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Jennies Jewel (IRE) 20
  • T:J P Fahey
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 4-22313
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 J P Fahey D E Mullins 139 6/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Solwhit (FR)
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:D N Russell
9 10-13 C Byrnes D N Russell 4/5
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In depth

Verdict

Last Instalment produced a cracking effort at Thurles on Thursday after a very long absence and another Philip Fenton stable star, Dunguib, can probably do the same though he's not been out since the 2011 Champion Hurdle. Mourad probably needs further and it's a surprise to see his stablemate Upsie over this trip as she didn't appear to last out 2m4f at Leopardstown after looking the likely winner for much of the race. Jennies Jewel finished just in front of her that day but could need more of a stamina test than she'll get here. Since finishing runner-up to The New One at Cheltenham, RULE THE WORLD has been found wanting in Grade 1 company. This looks more his level and he can return to winning ways. His stablemate Rathlin has been in tremendous form over fences and won't go down without a fight in receipt of 9lb.

Formwatch

Rule The World 10-3 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 1st, led 8th, not fluent 2 out, ridden and challenged approaching last, headed run-in and soon no impression on winner, eased close home, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Zaidpour (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m hdl G1 (1) sft in Dec.

Jennies Jewel (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, 4th halfway, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 5th entering straight, kept on same pace run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Theatre Bird (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec.

Dunguib (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up in mid-division, in touch towards rear when hampered 3 out, no impression and soon beaten, weakened 2 out, 8th of 11, 18l behind Hurricane Fly (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar '11.

Upsie (FR) 10-11fav (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to 2nd 3 out, ridden and no impression winner before last, tired run-in and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 7, 7l behind Theatre Bird (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec.

Rathlin 13-8 (11-10) Chased leader in 2nd, close up from 5 out, led 4 out, pushed out to assert entering straight, ridden and kept on strongly run-in, won at Galway 2m 6f chs gd in Jul beating Hidden Cyclone (11-10) by 6l, 5 ran.

Mourad (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, no impression from 3 out, last when slight mistake 2 out, 5th of 7, 45l behind Boston Bob (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec.