Limerick Racecourse Annual Membership Maiden Hurdle 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, 9 runners)
- Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
- Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 55.70s
- Off time: 13:20:35
|1st||5 Living Next Door||6/1|
|2nd||3 Caballo De Marcus||hd||9/1|
|3rd||2 Adroon Bridge||26||50/1|
Tempo Du Camp (FR) 942
|5||166 11-12||W P Mullins||D N Russell||1/5f|
Adroon Bridge (IRE) 10
|4||158 11-4||J Quinn||M Darcy||50/1|
Caballo De Marcus (USA) 157
|5||158 11-4 t1||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (5)||9/1|
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 22
|4||158 11-4||R O'Leary||D J Casey||25/1|
Living Next Door (IRE) 18
|6||158 11-4||A J Martin||R Walsh||6/1|
Our Best (IRE) 20
|5||158 11-4||W J Burke||J R Barry||50/1|
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 10
|6||158 11-4 t||D E Finn||P D Kennedy (5)||40/1|
Carrig Rua Lady (IRE) 7
|6||151 10-11||Peter Fahey||A P Crowe||16/1|
Four Wives (IRE) 11
|4||151 10-11||Peter Fahey||A D Leigh||20/1|
Willie Mullins appears to have found a nice opportunity for TEMPO DU CAMP to make a winning debut. It's difficult to know what to make of his victory in a bumper in France back in 2010 for which he has a penalty though third-placed Thermidor won his next two starts. The opposition here is poor and it will be a disappointment to connections if he's beaten. Caballo De Marcus showed plenty of potential in bumpers and did a little bit better over hurdles at Galway last time but winning point-to-pointer Carrig Rua Lady was beaten a long way on her hurdling bow at Fairyhouse. Living Next Door may prove best of the remainder.
Living Next Door (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 6th, 7th entering straight and soon no extra, 9th of 15, 48l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Caballo De Marcus (USA) 40-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, mistake 3 out and no extra from next, 8th of 19, 29l behind Maxim Gorky (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Jun.
Adroon Bridge (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Alw last, mstks 7th & 5out, to 4out & pu aftr 4out, in a race won by Drop Out Joe (11-7) at Affane 3m ire ptp sft, 13 ran.
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Waited with, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 10, well behind Just A Par (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Our Best (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 8th 5 out, soon no impression, 9th of 16, well behind Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo).
Four Wives (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 11, well behind Minsk (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl.
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear, kept on same pace from after 4 out, 15th of 22, 50l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Tempo Du Camp (FR) (10-1) won at Le Lion D'angers(FR) 1m 2f 3yo nhf in May '10 beating Taguy Star (9-11) by 1l, 8 ran.
Carrig Rua Lady (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 15, well behind High Desert (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.