Limerick Racecourse Vets Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m
- (3yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 34.20s
- Off time: 14:15:57
|1st||2 Sacre Malta||8/1|
|3rd||5 War Of Words||4½||11/4f|
Rising Altitude (IRE) 240
|5||166 11-12||P Nolan||M N Doran (5)||95||7/1|
Sacre Malta (FR) 60
|6||166 11-12||William P Murphy||C M Walsh (7)||95||8/1|
Do The Bookies 33
|8||165 11-11||J J Hanlon||S G McDermott||94||7/1|
Uptick Rule (IRE) 126
|6||164 11-10||P J Rothwell||M Darcy||93||20/1|
War Of Words (IRE) 18
|6||162 11-8||D Ahern||M J Ferris||91||11/4f|
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 49
|5||161 11-7 v1||J J Mangan||P F Mangan||90||9/2|
Yippee Kiyay (IRE) 19
|6||161 11-7||Sean P Hennessy||B M Cash||90||14/1|
Sanforized (IRE) 18
|6||159 11-5||J J Walsh||K C Sexton (7)||88||16/1|
Media Baron (USA) 283
|9||155 11-1 p||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||84||10/1|
Billybuster (IRE) 33
|7||154 11-0||W Delahunty||M A Enright (5)||83||4/1|
Satwa King (FR)
||8||11-4||S Braddish||Miss A B O'Connor||11/2|
Media Baron interrupted a four-year winning run by Satwa King when successful in this two years ago but has hardly picked his feet up subsequently. Billybuster hasn't been beaten far in his last two runs and Mark Enright's claim is a bonus but Do The Bookies is still a maiden after 18 career starts and is still high enough in the weights. WAR OF WORDS is only moderate but at least arrives in good form having been placed on his last three starts, all over further. It shouldn't do any harm reverting to the minimum trip and he's handed the vote over Rising Altitude, who has a bit more potential but hasn't been seen since falling at Ballinrobe in May.
Sacre Malta (FR) 8-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, driven along in 5th 3 out and no impression from next, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 17l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.
Billybuster (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd entering straight, no impression in 3rd approaching last, no extra run-in and dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 12, 9l behind Treat Yourself (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.
War Of Words (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 5th before straight, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon no impression leaders, kept on one pace, left 3rd last, 3rd of 20, 20l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Do The Bookies 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out and dropped to 7th entering straight, no threat from 2 out, kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 12, 22l behind Treat Yourself (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.
Rising Altitude (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Waited with, 11th halfway, still a bit to do when fell 2 out, in a race won by Turnonthegas (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May, 15 ran.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, dropped to moderate 6th and no extra approaching 3 out, 12th of 18, 45l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Uptick Rule (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Prominent, not great 3rd and niggled along, mistake 5th, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rawnaq (11-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug, 14 ran.
Media Baron (USA) 16-1 (9-10) Prominent, on terms 6 out, 2nd before straight, soon no extra, 7th of 11, 45l behind Immediate Response (11-12) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Mar.
Yippee Kiyay (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression, 9th of 16, 41l behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Sanforized (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd before straight, ridden 3 out, no extra before 2 out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Carlowsantana (10-5) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.