Kevin McManus Bookmaker Champion (Pro/Am) Flat Race (Listed) 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 30.50s
  • Off time: 17:35:28
Full result
Result 17:35 Limerick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Aminabad 7/4f
2nd 2 Off The Mark 1 2/1
3rd 11 What Lies Ahead 11 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 14
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Aminabad (FR) 28
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 14
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 7/4f
2 1
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Off The Mark (IRE) 28
  • T:C Roche
  • J:Mr P Roche
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 C Roche Mr P Roche 2/1
3 15
PINK, light blue chevron, striped sleeves, light blue cap Red House Hill (IRE) 35
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:Mr D J O'Leary
  • Form: 15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 C Byrnes Mr D J O'Leary 20/1
4
Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star After Aspen (IRE)
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:Miss N Carberry
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 Miss E Doyle Miss N Carberry 12/1
5 P
Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Disputed (IRE) 56
  • T:E U Hales
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 E U Hales Mr S Crawford 25/1
6
Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Voyage (IRE)
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:Miss K Harrington
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington 25/1
7 53
Maroon, white epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, qtd cap Rockingham Bay (USA) 28
  • T:J Halley
  • J:Mr Josh Halley
  • Form: 53
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 J Halley Mr Josh Halley 16/1
8
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing John
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:Mr D Roche
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 H De Bromhead Mr D Roche 16/1
10
White, red sleeves, white stars, white cap Tongie (IRE)
  • T:P A Fahy
  • J:Mr M J Molloy
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 P A Fahy Mr M J Molloy 33/1
11 21
Royal blue, white cross sashes & sleeves, black cap, white star What Lies Ahead (IRE) 39
  • T:W McCreery
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form: 21
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 W McCreery Miss J M Mangan 11/2
12 5
RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, white & emerald green hooped cap Aunt Alice (IRE) 15
  • T:M J Bowe
  • J:Mr P T Finn
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 M J Bowe Mr P T Finn 50/1
13 P2
Red, yellow spots, check sleeves, white cap Travel Ogue (IRE) 28
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:Mr J J Burke
  • Form: P2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 R Tyner Mr J J Burke 16/1
14 34
Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap West Montan (IRE) 57
  • T:David Kelly
  • J:Mr P A King
  • Form: 34
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 h David Kelly Mr P A King 22/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9
The Tractor Man (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:G Malone
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 112 A L T Moore G Malone NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Private Treasure (IRE)
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:Mr Josh Halley
4 11-2 P Nolan Mr Josh Halley 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Aminabad was conceding 10lb when 3l fourth behind OFF THE MARK at Leopardstown and there shouldn't be much between them though the winner appeared to have a bit in hand and can confirm the form and remain unbeaten. Rockingham Bay, who finished a close third, had earlier been almost 5l behind Aminabad on the same track and the form looks strong. What Lies Ahead was narrowly beaten in that latter event and has since gone one better at Punchestown so rates a serious threat. Red House Hill scored at Down Royal last month and his next race may have come too soon as he was beaten a long way at Naas a couple of weeks later. West Montan looks best of the remainder with experience though there are some interesting newcomers engaged.

Formwatch

The Tractor Man (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Sadie's Pet.

Aminabad (FR) 8-11fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd on outer 2f out, no impression on leaders 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Off The Mark (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft.

Off The Mark (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Held up behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, headway into 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft beating Never Never (11-5) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

What Lies Ahead (IRE) 4-5fav (10-11) Made all, ridden and challenged 2f out, asserted 1 1/2f out, kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, won at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb beating Flight Plan (11-2) by 2l, 6 ran.

Disputed (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Mid-div, 4th 1/2way, sn wknd pu 3out, in a race won by Childrens List (11-9) at Belharbour 2m ire ptp sft in Feb, 9 ran.

West Montan (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Held up, 8th into straight, improved into 4th 1 1/2f out, challenged and almost on terms briefly 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Twentytwo's Taken (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Feb.

Sizing John Midnight Legend gelding out of La Perrotine.

Travel Ogue (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Mid-div, closer order 4out, quickened with ldr 3out, ld & disp str, hdd and no extra run-in, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Whistle Dixie (11-9) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp hvy.

Rockingham Bay (USA) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Off The Mark (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft.

Red House Hill (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Prominent, 2nd from 7f out, dropped to last 2f out, no extra, last of 5, 38l behind Killultagh Vic (11-10) at Naas 2m N H flat in Feb.

After Aspen (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of None The Wiser.

Tongie (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Montagues Lady.

Gimli's Voyage (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Rathturtin Brief.

Aunt Alice (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Led early, soon disputed lead, headed after 5f, close 2nd until lost place from 4f out, no extra from before straight, 5th of 6, 33l behind Poker School (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf hvy.