15:15 Limerick

Saturday 14 July 2018

All14:1014:4515:1515:5016:2517:0017:3018:05

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2m 6f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 5m 17.7s

1st
10
11/2
T: R HackettJ: Mr E P O'Brien (7)
Led, joined approaching 3rd, soon led again, not fluent 10th, still travelling smoothly before straight, pushed along and stayed on well from 2 out op 5/1 tchd 6/1
2nd
2 ½
12
12/1
T: E McCarthyJ: Mr T B Lyons (7)
Soon prominent, on terms approaching 3rd, soon headed but remained prominent, pushed along disputing 2nd before straight, chased winner before 2 out, one pace after and just held on for 2nd op 8/1
3rd
hd
11
9/4f
T: C ByrnesJ: L Quinlan (7)
Mid-division early, 6th at 8th, pushed along disputing 4th before straight, soon 3rd and kept on without matching front pair, just failed for 2nd op 5/2 tchd 11/4 and 2/1
4th
8 ½
3
5/2
T: G ElliottJ: Ms L O'Neill (3)
Prominent, pushed along disputing 2nd before straight, dropped to 4th and no extra from after 2 out, one pace op 11/4 tchd 3/1
5th
6 ½
5
20/1
T: E M O'SullivanJ: Miss M O'Sullivan (7)
Soon tracked leaders, slight mistakes 5th and 9th, pushed along disputing 4th before straight, no extra and one pace approaching 2 out op 16/1
6th
1
9
25/1
T: O McKiernanJ: Mr C J Orr (7)
Held up, 10th at 8th, went moderate 6th before straight, kept on same pace
7th
9
6
33/1
T: Daniel G MurphyJ: Mr J G Murphy (7)
Held up, last at 8th, some headway but no impression from before straight, kept on same pace op 25/1
8th
1
8
25/1
T: M WintersJ: Mr F Maguire (3)
Held up in touch, 9th at 8th, no impression and one pace approaching straight op 20/1
9th
2
13
28/1
T: Ross O'SullivanJ: Mr T P Harney (7)
Held up in touch, 8th at 8th, no impression and one pace approaching straight op 25/1
10th
22
1
25/1
T: N DoolyJ: Mr E P Keating (7)
Mid-division early, 7th at 8th, slight mistake 10th, soon no danger op 14/1

Also Ran

PU
2
4/1
T: R P McNamaraJ: Mr P W Mullins
Tracked leaders, 5th at 8th, no extra and eased from before straight, pulled up before 2 out tchd 5/1

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Non-Runners

7
Theatre World85
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 6
T: Peter Fahey  J: Mr R Deegan
4
Brogine36
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 8
T: S Braddish  J: Mr W J Gleeson
Betting

Forecast

Viking Hoard (9/4), Mill Quest (5/2), Matin D'anjou (4/1), Wee Tiger (11/2), Directional (12/1), Theatre World (14/1), Oighear Dubh (20/1), Famous Day (25/1), Knockraha Boss (25/1), Coolfighter (25/1), Make Up Your Mind (28/1), Cousin Pascal (33/1), Brogine (33/1)

Verdict
The step up in trip may have been the reason VIKING HOARD improved on his previous starts since March and connections step the gelding up in trip once again. The four-year-old was also well-backed before the race indicating a big run was on the cards. The former Jim Culloty-trained Matin D'anjou makes his stable debut here under Patrick Mullins and can make his presence felt here along with the in form Mill Quest, winner here earlier this month.
  1. Viking Hoard
  2. Matin D'Anjou
  3. Mill Quest
Prize Money
1st:
€7,700.00
2nd:
€2,388.00
3rd:
€1,138.00
4th:
€513.00
5th:
€200.00

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