www.limerickraces.com Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, 11 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 17.30s
- Off time: 14:07:00
|2nd||8 Rockers Field||2||10/1|
|3rd||5 Are You The One||23||16/1|
Fair Of Cappamore (IRE) 24
|7||166 11-12||P Fenton||B T O'Connell||109||12/1|
Bonifacio (IRE) 30
|8||165 11-11 t||P G Kelly||T Kelly (7)||108||13/2|
Gold Cygnet (IRE) 111
|7||162 11-8 t||J J Mangan||P F Mangan (3)||105||33/1|
Are You The One (IRE) 30
|6||161 11-7 b||K Purcell||T J Doyle||104||16/1|
Abarta (IRE) 39
|6||157 11-3||V T O'Brien||A E Lynch||100||25/1|
Catleen (IRE) 24
|8||156 11-2||W P Mullins||R Walsh||99||6/4f|
Rockers Field (IRE) 11
|10||155 11-1 b||P J Rothwell||D J Bates (5)||98||10/1|
Satwa King (FR) 27
|9||153 10-13 t||S Braddish||N P Madden||96||7/1|
Black Zorro (IRE) 27
|5||150 10-10||C F Swan||B F Cawley (7)||93||9/2|
Forest Minx (IRE) 25
|8||143 10-3||F Ennis||I J McCarthy (5) (ex1)||86||14/1|
Gortnagros (IRE) 29
|10||138 9-12 p||J J Walsh||P T Enright||81||20/1|
||8||1110||James Dullea||B Hayes||107||NR|
||6||10-13||G Elliott||P Carberry||2/1|
CATLEEN was making her debut for Willie Mullins when just failing to concede lumps of weight to Spring Wine over the minimum trip at Tramore and, as the longer distance will be very much in her favour, she can go one better. Winning point-to-pointer Dog Barrel Hill had been showing very little over fences before making a winning debut over timber when well supported over 2m5f here last month. Satwa King scored over the minimum trip here last month and was made a short-priced favourite to follow-up under a penalty two days later but flopped. That could have come too soon and he's much better than he showed there. Fair Of Cappamore makes his handicap debut with plenty to do while Bonifacio is 9lb higher than for his latest success. Black Zorro did better when dropped to the minimum trip here last time but looks a threat from his lowly position in the handicap.
Dog Barrel Hill (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Led and disputed, 2nd before 6 out, not fluent next, led before straight, stayed on best under pressure to assert run-in, won at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Castlerock Rose (11-5) by 4l, 6 ran.
Catleen (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Soon chased leaders well off pace, poor 6th for much, a bit closer 2 out, chased winner last, kept on well under pressure run-in but not quite get there, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Spring Wine (9-12) at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Rockers Field (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Led, strongly pressed and headed before 2 out, soon no extra and eased when beaten before last, 14th of 18, well behind Paco Jack (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Are You The One (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outer, 7th 2 out, no extra in straight, 10th of 12, 35l behind Askthemaster (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Black Zorro (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 7th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace without threatening approaching next, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Folsom Blue (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Satwa King (FR) 6-4fav (10-10) Mid-division, struggling from 4 out, 6th and kept on same pace approaching straight, 6th of 10, 16l behind Hidden Crack (11-11) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Gold Cygnet (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Led, joined 5 out, headed next, soon weakened quickly, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Ordinary Man (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs in Oct, 10 ran.
Bonifacio (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Mid-division, closed to chase leaders from 4 out, 3rd and no impression straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 18l behind Fahamore (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Fair Of Cappamore (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Settled towards rear, 4th from halfway, ridden approaching straight and no extra from 2 out, 4th of 6, 27l behind Dont Back Down (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Abarta (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Bay Of Kotor (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Forest Minx (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Always prominent, no impression under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 19l behind A Country Girl (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Gortnagros (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 18, 29l behind Satwa King (10-11) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.