World War primed for Limerick battle

World War primed for Limerick battle

Colin Keane and Ger Lyons ©Healy Racing Photos World War may never live up to his 1.2 million-guineas purchase price but the Galileo colt may have found a nice opportunity to get off the mark at Limerick this evening. Qatar Racing and China Horse Club teamed up to buy the son of Jacqueline Quest at Tattersalls in October 2015 but, despite his lofty price, he has yet to score on five outings for Ger Lyons. He did bump into some useful sorts in maidens last season, however, including chasing home Rekindling at Gowran Park. An underwhelming return at Leopardstown was followed by a better effort when pitched into Listed company in the Yeats Stakes at Navan last month. Although never looking a threat to the principals, he was far from disgraced when finishing sixth in a hotly-contested event won by Naughty Or Nice. The blue-blooded three-year-old takes a drop in grade for the www.limerickraces.ie Rated Race and off a mark of 88, looks well placed to open his account. Jim Bolger has his team in fine form and his Modern Approach would look an obvious threat. She was a game winner of her maiden at Gowran last month and although no match for easy winner Khudha at the Curragh subsequently, she ran a decent race to finish third. Having been dropped 3lb since, she looks to have a live chance in the one-mile-three-furlong contest. Bolger also appears to have a leading contender in the feature Patrickswell Handicap in the shape of Fountain. The lightly-raced Pour Moi gelding finished a fine second on his handicap debut at Leopardstown in April when making his return to action. He travelled strongly into contention then before giving best to Katiymann in a competitive heat. Given that he only started his career in September last year, there looks scope for improvement from the four-year-old. Paul Flynn has done a terrific job with Try Again in the first half of this year and the gelding bids for a fifth win in the mile contest. He has to race off a career-high mark of 72 after his win in Hamilton, but Flynn takes a useful 7lb off his back with the booking of Danny Sheehy. Band Of Outlaws will be hoping for better luck in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden after his mishap at Roscommon last Monday. Donnacha O’Brien lost his irons shortly after the start then and performed heroics in the circumstances to finish runner-up. Given a clear run, Joseph O’Brien’s charge would look the obvious one to beat in the seven-furlong contest.
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Nothing springs 25/1 surprise

Nothing To Lose (pink colours) coming to challenge Buddha Boy (leading) ©Healy Racing Photos By Donal Murphy Despite unshipping Shane Foley at the start, Nothing To Lose came home in front in the second divide of the Family Fun Day Fairyouse July 23rd Handicap. The John McConnell trained bay showed little on three previous maiden efforts, and was sent off a 25/1 chance today on his handicap debut. Settled towards rear, he was pushed along with over two furlongs to race, and came with a wet sail down the outer from over a furlong out, going on to score comfortable by a length and a quarter. Buddha Boy was sent off the 5/2 favourite, but couldn’t match the winner inside the final furlong, and had to settle for second under Colin Keane for Ger Lyons. Lavinuela (33/1) ran well to take third, a further two and three parts of a length back under Killian Leonard for Ross O’Sullivan, while Milish (12/1) completed the placings a neck away in fourth under Chris Hayes for Paul Deegan. Shane Foley said afterwards: “That was a bit of a surprise. John thought he would run okay but was not sure if he would handle the ground being by Fast Company. “He’s come forward from his few runs. He was never on the bridle but finished well.” STEWARDS REPORTS C. O’Donoghue, rider of Shawami, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards’ Secretaries that his mount was caught in a pocket and unable to deliver a challenge in the earlier part of the straight and was tight for room when an opening appeared entering the final furlong but the race was gone from him at that point. W.M. Lordan, rider of Barrys Girl trained by Daniel William O’Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not get a clear run in the straight. The Stewards fined John C. McConnell, trainer, E130 for failing to notify the Registry Office that his charge Nothing To Lose, placed first, had been gelded. Additional reporting by Alan Magee
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Review fairyhouse 16th Jun

Orangey Red wore down long-time leader Music Box to land the Club Or Charity Fundraisers At Fairyhouse Enquire Today Fillies Race. Ana O’Brien was allowed an uncontested lead on 5-2 joint-favourite Music Box and she seemed the most likely winner when kicking a couple of lengths clear inside the final quarter-mile. But Pat Smullen wouldn’t give up on the Bill Farrell-trainedp>Orangey Red (100-30), who really dug deep to get her head in front in the dying strides, and she supplemented her recent Listowel success by half a length. Not many Jim Bolger debutants go off at 20-1, particularly with Kevin Manning on board, but Sometimesadiamond made a mockery of those odds in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden. The daughter of Vocalised outfought favourite Butterscotch after a duel through the final couple of furlongs to register a half-length verdict. Bolger’s Fountain came from the rear to claim top honours in the Paul Kelly Veterinary Clinic, Lets Go Grand Winner Handicap. The 6-1 chance sprouted wings in the final furlong, storming down the outside to deny The Eyes Have It by a couple of lengths. Low Latency was a beaten favourite on his return to action but the application of a tongue-tie did the trick in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. The 6-1 chance took the lead off Silk Cravat a furlong and a half out and kept going under Leigh Roche to beat Shinko Princess by two and three-quarter lengths. Guiding Star (9-1) shed her maiden tag at the 12th attempt in the Summer Family Fun Day At Fairyhouse July 23rd Handicap (Div 1), with the second division going to 25-1 shot Nothing To Lose. Thunder Crash (100-30) made favourite-backers sweat on his first venture outside of maiden company but he eventually knuckled down in the Friday Night Racing At Fairyhouse Handicap and pipped Steelyeyed on the line.
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