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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 34.20s
  • Off time: 14:15:57
Full result
Result 14:15 Limerick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Sacre Malta 8/1
2nd 10 Billybuster 15 4/1
3rd 5 War Of Words 11/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 500-F
Royal Blue, Pink disc, Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots Rising Altitude (IRE) 240
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:M N Doran
  • Form: 500-F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P Nolan M N Doran (5) 95 7/1
2 1969-76
Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap Sacre Malta (FR) 60
  • T:William P Murphy
  • J:C M Walsh
  • Form: 1969-76
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 William P Murphy C M Walsh (7) 95 8/1
3 404535
BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Do The Bookies 33
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 404535
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 J J Hanlon S G McDermott 94 7/1
4 5F79-0P
MAUVE Uptick Rule (IRE) 126
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:M Darcy
  • Form: 5F79-0P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 P J Rothwell M Darcy 93 20/1
5 000323
RED, black seams, black cap, red star War Of Words (IRE) 18
  • T:D Ahern
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 000323
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 D Ahern M J Ferris 91 11/4f
6 F-0500
WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 49
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: F-0500
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7v1
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 v1 J J Mangan P F Mangan 90 9/2
7 433-009
Black & white diabolo, white sleeves, striped cap Yippee Kiyay (IRE) 19
  • T:S P Hennessy
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form: 433-009
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 S P Hennessy B M Cash 90 14/1
8 770-F99
PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Sanforized (IRE) 18
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 770-F99
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 J J Walsh K C Sexton (7) 88 16/1
9 1030/77-
ROYAL BLUE, white stars, royal blue sleeves, white cap Media Baron (USA) 283
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 1030/77-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 p J J Walsh B T O'Connell 84 10/1
10 90-7844
Yellow & black diabolo, white cap Billybuster (IRE) 33
  • T:William Delahunty
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 90-7844
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 William Delahunty M A Enright (5) 83 4/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Satwa King (FR)
  • T:S Braddish
  • J:Miss A B O'Connor
8 11-4 S Braddish Miss A B O'Connor 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.